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CROATIAN PARTISANS (1945)
1944 Godina Zbjega iz Jugoslavije u EgiptuEnquire
[1944 - The Year of Our Exodus from Yugoslavia to Egypt]
Mimeographed text. Map printed to rear wrapper. Folio. Original pictorial wrappers, soiled and creased with some minor restoration, text loosely inserted. 71, pp. [Cairo?],
HURLEY Frank ([1911-14])
A Cavern beneath the Coastal Ice CliffsEnquire
Blue-carbon print. 585 by 440mm. Mounted on board with the original Fine Art Society label on the verso, titled in manuscript and numbered "95". A very fine copy with deep tones, minor areas of retouching done at time of printing. London, Fine Art Society,
BURGESS Anthony (1962)
A Clockwork OrangeEnquire
First edition, first issue, in first issue dust jacket, 16s price on dust-jacket flaps. A very good copy with a very small amount of rubbing to the top of the dust-jacket spine. Black cloth boards, fine. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. London, Heinemann.
MOORE C.T (1874)
A Few Months Trip to South East RussiaEnquire
Anastatically printed (relief etched) from Moore's original manuscript. Folio. Contemporary red morocco, elaborately gilt & blind-stamped, raised bands in six compartments, rebacked with original spine laid down, extremities a little rubbed, silk moire endpapers, a.e.g. 1, ll printed recto only. [England, Privately printed], May
LEWIN Thomas (1829])
A Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum)Enquire
Body colour, water colour with touches of gum arabic and pen and grey ink on paper watermarked J. Watman. Measuring 440 by 330m. Framed and glazed. Signed inscribed and dated l.r. D & P by Thos. Lewin 182 9?. Inscribed in pen and brown ink verso: Species from New Holland (very scarce) Lewin. [And in pencil] Drawn and painted /from Nature and Correct/ siz Colours and all Honors(?) Lewin Jany 18. 1829 [London,
MORE Henry (1664)
A Modest Enquiry into the Mystery of IniquityEnquire
the first part, containing a Careful and Impartial Delineation of the True Idea of Antichristianism in the Real and Genuine Members thereof, such as are indeed opposite to the indispensable Purposes of the Gospel of Christ, and to the Interest of his Kingdome. By H. More, D.D.
First Edition. Folio. [Binding: 300 x 198 mm]. , 478, [22 (Contents of Parts 1 & 2)], [4 (title & preface to The Apology)], 481-567, pp., title printed in red black; second part (Synopsis Prophetica) and The Apology of Dr. Henry More have separate title-pages. Blank recto of imprimatur leaf a little dusty, I1-2 and 6 browned and a little spotted, some rust spotting to O2-3 causing a couple of small holes, small rust hole through Y6 (touching a couple of letters), small stain in the blank lower margin of Bb2-6 and Oo4-Pp4, some minor staining to the blank margins of the last couple of gatherings, off-setting from another title-page of the same book on the blank verso of the final leaf (this presumably occurred in the printing house when the book was still in sheets).
Handsome contemporary black morocco, covers with a double gilt fillet containing a central gilt panel with a tool at each corner, spine with six panels and five raised bands, the panels ruled in gilt, with tooling at the head and foot, gilt edges, comb-marbled pastedowns (joints and the head and tail of the spine rubbed; early 19th-Century gilt lettering directly on the 2nd spine panel).
London: J. Flesher for W. Morden Bookseller in Cambridge,
TENCH Capt. Watkin, R.M (1789)
A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay; With an Account of New South WalesEnquire
Its Productions, Inhabitants, &c. To which is subjoined, A List of the Civil and Military Establishments at Port Jackson.
First edition. 8vo. Full red morocco, elaborately gilt, lacking the half title & ad, some minor toning and soiling. viii, 148pp. London, J. Debrett,
AYRES John ([?1698])
A Tutor to PenmanshipEnquire
or, The writing master a copy book shewing all the variety of penmanship and clerkship as now practised in England.
First Edition. Oblong Folio (276 x 376mm). Two Parts in One Volume. [1 leaf., engraved portrait of the author by John Sturt], 26 engraved calligraphic leaves, [3pp, letterpress preface "The Art of Writing" and "The Engraver to the Lovers of Writing"], 24 engraved calligraphic leaves, 1 engraved advertisement leaf. Mid-18th-century vellum-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in manuscript (corners a little bumped and spine a little dirty but otherwise very good).
London: At the Hand & Pen in St P[au]ls Ch[urchya]rd. Sold by ye Author, [?1698]
CROUCH Nathaniel (1686)
A View of the English Acquisitions in Guinea, and the East IndiesEnquire
First edition. Engraved frontispiece & 3 plates. 12mo. Modern calf, gilt, top edge trimmed without affecting text. Ink ownership inscriptions to verso of frontispiece: Thos' Marsham, 1700 and Robert Marsham, 1720. [iv], 182, ads.pp. London, Printed for the Nath. Crouch at the Bell in the Poultrey near Cheapside,
LILBURNE John ()
A worke of the Beast or A relation of a most unchristian censure, executed upon John LilburneEnquire
(now prisoner in the fleet) the 18 of Aprill 1638. With the heavenly speech uttered by him at the time of his suffering [sic]. Very usefull for these times both for the encouragement of the godly to suffer, and for the terrour and shame of the Lords adversaries.
First Edition. Small 4to (185 x 137mm) 30,  pp., with the final leaf of Lilburne's verse. Some slight foxing to the blank fore-margins throughout, careful paper repair to the blank lower fore-corner of C1 (not touching the text on either recto or verso), edges largely uncut. Late 19th-century morocco-backed marbled boards by Fazakerley of Liverpool (edges and corners very slightly rubbed, otherwise fine).
[Amsterdam]: Printed [by Richt Right Press] in the yeare the Beast was Wounded,
KING Capt. J.S (1886)
Account of a Trip to Mount Eilo on the Northern Frontier of the Gadabursi Country with a Sketch Map showing the RoutesEnquire
Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government. No. CLXXXIX. New Series.
Folding lithograph map. Folio. Cloth backed wrappers, creased, a little soiled & chipped, ex Foreign Office copy, ms. ownership inscription on rear wrapper, fragile but very good, pencilled ownership initials of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. 13, pp. Bombay, Printed at the Government Central Press,
DATI SQUARCIALUPI Carlo (1669)
All' alteza reale ed elettorale di Federrigo CristianoEnquire
figlio di Federigo Augusto III rè di polonia...che nel suo viaggio per l'Italia dimora nella città di Fiorenza si compiace di dimostrare il suo parziale, ed amorevole genio per le scienze, e buone arti, dedandosi d' osservare con particolare attenzione le librerie più insegni e la galleria medica preso da ciò motivo di lodarlo con alcune composizioni poetiche e presentarli l'orazione panegyrica in lode di Luigi XIV.. da Carlo Dati ... in segno di profondissima venerazione Carlo Dati Squarcialupi nipote del predetto nobil patrizio fiorentino...D.D.D. Manuscript on paper, ff. , the first blank, written on rectos only in a flowing calligraphic hand
DATI, Carlo. Panegirico alla Maesta christianissima di Luigi IXV. re di Francia e di Navarra. , 68pp., Florence:all'insegna della stella, 1669
2 works in volume, Florentine presentation binding of red morocco, the covers and spine elaborately gilt, gilt turn-ins and edges
NIETZSCHE Friedrich (1886 & 1891)
Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein buch fur Alle und Keinen. . In drei TheilenEnquire
First edition, second issue. 8vo (225 x 115mm). 114, , 103, ;  119, , pp., extra illustrated with a frontispiece portrait supplied from an unidentified source. Modern half blue cloth over marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt (bottom edge lightly rubbed). Leipzig, E.W. Fritzsch.
[bound with:] Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein buch fur Alle und Keinen. ... Vierter und letzter Theil. Dionysos-Dithyramben.
First trade edition. 8vo. 134, , 21, , pp., frontispiece portrait. Leipzig, C.G. Naumann.
FRANKLIN Sir John ([c.1840-45])
An Armorial Copeland & Garrett dessert plateEnquire
240mm. Moulded porcelain with rococo style scrollwork divided by floral sprays and exotic birds, enclosing the arms of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin, surmounted by the Franklin crest, a conger eel's head between two branches. Gilt a little rubbed, two old cracks with staple repairs and minor fill to verso. Stoke, Copeland and Garrett,
KELMSCOTT PRESS. ; SWINBURNE Algernon Charles (1894)
Atalanta in CalydonEnquire
One of 250 copies on paper. 4to., 21.5 x 29.5cm, pp. [I-VIII]  2-81 . Luxurious exhibition binding by Zaehnsdorf in full brown goatskin, upper and lower boards decorated with a dotted gilt border containing a pattern of hearts on long stems spraying from all four corners all within a wavy border of curved rules, within which is a wide dentelle-style border of open seedpods and hearts on long stems with small dotted areas at each corner outlined with curved rules and with a spray of four open seedpods in each, spine lettered in gilt, with foliate pattern of open seedpods and hearts on stems with dotted areas at head and tail; brown goatskin doublures with open seedpod and solid heart sprays within double gilt rules and brown goatskin end-leaves with double gilt rules; Zaehnsdorf bindery stamp at tail of front pastedown and with their exhibition stamp and foot of final endpaper; quarter black goatskin and brown cloth drop back box. Fine, faint spotting to half-title and preliminary leaves, corners of boards and spine very slightly rubbed, two small spots of soiling on upper cover. Small booklabel of M.C.D. Borden. Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press.
Canones concilii provincialis Coloniensis. celebrati anno 1536. Quibus adiectum est Encheridion christianae institutionis.Cologne, QuentelEnquire
Title within an elaborate armorial woodcut border with some letters coloured, large woodcut of the Crucifixion on K2verso (partly coloured), small armorial woodcut on K4recto, woodcut initials, rubricated from f. I-LXXI.
Folio (322 x 200mm.) ff. , I -XLVII, , XLVIII- CCCXIII, pp. 17th-century French smooth calf, gilt panels on covers with armorial corner-pieces,, spine with raised bands, compartments gilt with arms/monogram.
CHARLEWOOD Commander C.J (1955)
Channels, Cloves and CoconutsEnquire
Being the Autobiography of a Seaman.
Sole edition. Five sketch maps. Oblong 4to. Some light browning, otherwise very good in the original pictorial card covers, spiral bound, a little bumped at the extremities. 124pp. Westward Ho!, The Western Press,
VICO Giambattista (1730)
Cinque libri di Giambattista Vico de' Principj d'una scienza nuova d'intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni in questa seconda impressioneEnquire
Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Baldi designed by Vaccaro, fold-out Tavola Cronologica, historiated woodcut initials and ornaments throughout.
12mo (149 x 90mm). f. [xii], 480pp. Vellum over paste-board, with title inked on spine, speckled edges (slight discoloration of vellum and minor wear and bumping to corners).
Naples, Felice Mosca,
SPENSER Edmund (1595)
Colin Clouts Come home againe. By Ed. SpenserEnquire
First Edition. Small 4to [Text: 180 x 120mm] [40 leaves]. Title within a type-ornament border and with a woodcut printer's device. Title-page slightly off-square; a fresh, clean copy. Mid-19th-century green hard-grained morocco by Hatton of Manchester (with ticket), gilt arms block of the Earl of Macclesfield on the front cover, spines lettered in gilt, gilt edges (spine faded, joints and spine slightly rubbed).
London: (T[homas]. C[reede].) for William Ponsonbie,
HENISCH Georg (1609)
Commentarius in sphaeram procli diadochiEnquire
Woodcut celestial globe on title page, 14 woodcut diagrams, 2 folding leaves. Greek and roman type, text in two columns.
4to (200 x 165mm). ff, 367pp, ff (final leaf blank). Contemporary limp vellum, title inked at head of spine, remains of paper shelf label at foot, overlapping fore-edges (lacking ties, minor worming at hinges).
Augustae Vindelicorum [Augsburg], David Franck,
[De bello Peloponnesiaco, in Greek]Enquire
9-10 line initial spaces, all with guide letters. Italic and Greek type (Gk. 3).
Folio (315 x 225mm). 122ff. unnumbered (of 124, lacking two blank leaves). Nineteenth-century red morocco with gilt stamped borders and ornamental cornerpieces, spine gilt with five raised bands, gilt-lettered title in second compartment and date (incorrect) in seventh, inside gilt dentelle edges, in morocco-tipped slipcase, with silk marker and marbled endpapers (extremities slightly bumped, slightly scuffed in places).
Venice, in domo Aldi, May 1502.
De civilibus romanorum bellis historiarum libri quinqueEnquire
Title within historiated, architectural woodcut border, printer's monogram at foot of title border, woodcut printers device on verso of final leaf, white-on-black woodcut initials, some historiated.
4to (215 x 160mm). ff, 723, pp. (c6 blank). Nineteenth-century red morocco, title lettered in gilt on upper cover and lion, gilt, on lower, spine gilt with five raised bands, inside gilt dentelle border, marbled endpapers (worming to spine and boards, joints weak but holding, light fading to upper board).
Mainz, Johannes Schoeffer,
BOETHIUS Anicius Manlius Severinus (1700)
De consolatione philosophiae. FranceEnquire
[Begins] p.1: Premier Liure. Vers Autrefois dana la felru de mon âge, & dans le sort de mes Etudes... [End] p. 555 'puis qu'il conoit que ce qui doit arriuer, n'en est pas pour cela plus sujet à une necessité absoluë et indispensable.
8vo (185 × 125 mm.) MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER ff. [4(blank)], 555, (pp. 462-3 repeated in pagination), ff.[4 (blank)], 17 lines to a page, written in a single elegant hand, in brown ink, binding of contemporary French red morocco, single gilt fillet to covers, spine in compartments with each panel ruled in gilt, gilt and marbled edges, inner edge gilt (top panel of spine expertly replaced and upper joint restored, a few minor marks to covers).
WALLIN Georg Augustus (1839-51)
De praecipua inter hodiernam Arabum linguam et antiquam differentia dissertatio, quam venia ampl. ordinis philos. ad imperialem Alexandream in Fennia universitatem. [WITH] Carmen elegiacum Ibnu-l-Faridi cum commentario Abdu-l-Ghanyi e duobus codicibus. [AND] Šarh al-'allama Badr-ad-Din 'ala qasidat walidihi al-'allama Ibn-Malik al-mašhura bi-Lamiyat al-af'alEnquire
Three pamphlets, housed in a slim quarter morocco box.
POLO Marco (1672)
Delle merauiglie del mondo per lui veduteEnquire
I. Del costume di varij paesi, & dello strano viuer di quelli. II. Della descrittione de diuersi animali. III. Del trouar dell'Oro, & dell'argento. IV. Delle pietre pretiose.
12mo (145 x 92mm.). Full-page woodcut on p.. 12mo. Nineteenth-century vellum, marbled end-papers, small holes to C3 with loss of 3 characters across 3 lines, and C4 with loss of 1 character, leaves somewhat browned and stained. 128pp. Treviso, per il Reghettini,
STAMLER Johannes (1508)
Dyalogus de diversarum gencium sectis et mundi religionibusEnquire
Fine full-page title woodcut (210 x 185mm) by Hans Burgkmair (repeated on verso), incorporating a xylographic titles showing the 'Sancta Mater Ecclesia' enthroned with a complex allegory depicted below her (see below), both woodcuts boldly and skilfully highlighted in red; initials, underlining and rubrication throughout in red.
Folio (310 x 215mm)., XXXII, ff. 20th century binding using older vellum.
HEGEL Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1827)
Encyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im GrundrisseEnquire
Second edition, revised and enlarged. 8vo (215 x 125mm). xlii, 544, pp. Some occasional light spotting. Contemporary quarter diced green cloth with marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered and tooled in gilt (corners rubbed, extremities worn). Heidelberg, Osswald.
DOVES PRESS. ; EMERSON Ralph Waldo (1906)
Essays with a preface by Thomas CarlyleEnquire
One of 300 copies on paper of a total edition of 325. Red printed initials. 4to (24cm.) 311p. Dark brown niger morocco by the Doves Bindery, covers tooled with a gilt pattern of interlacing geometrical shapes and small circles, spine in 6 compartments, gilt, all edges gilt, in fleece-lined morocco-backed folding box. Hammersmith, Doves Press.
COLLINS Greenvile (1779)
Great Britain's Coasting Pilot. In two parts. Being a New and Exact Survey of the Sea-Coast of England and Scotland, from the River of Thames to the Westward and Northward. With the Islands of Scilly, and from thence to Carlisle. Likewise the Islands of Orkney and Shetland, Describing All the HarboursEnquire
Large folio (515 x 330 mm); letterpress title-page printed red and black, engraved title-page, 1 preliminary leaf, 26pp., 47 engraved charts, most double-page, one set in text, 2 leaves of coastal profiles, lacking the large folding chart of the Channel. Period-style full calf, red morocco label to spine, gilt. London : John Mount, William Mount (II) and Thomas Page (III),
BLOK Roelof (1817)
History of the Island of Celebes, with an appendix, containing a memoir, drawn up by the same author, and comprehending such remarkable events as occurred in the island, from the beginning of his government to 1808: to which have been added a report, concerning the slave trade of Maccassar, drawn up by a Dutch committee, appointed for that purpose: and the trial and sentence of colonel Filz, late Dutch commanding officer, at Amboina, who, on the 19th February 1810 surrendered Fort Victory to captain Edward Tucker, commanding His Majesty's ship of war Dover. The whole translated from the Dutch language and published in four volumes by Captain J. von StubenvollEnquire
First edition. Four vols in one. 8vo. Contemporary blue boards, rebacked. 115, xv, ii, iv, [1 errata]; 100, iii, [1 errata]; 33, [1 errata]; 60, [1 errata]pp. Printed at the Calcutta Gazette Press,
GUARINI Giovanni Battista (1602)
Il Pastor Fido, Tragicommedia PastoraleEnquire
Engraved title and portrait of the author, and six full-page plates. Woodcut headpieces, ornaments and initials, some historiated, throughout, with Ciotti's device on title page of second part.
2 parts in one vol. 4to (212 x 150mm). , 488pp; , 64 pp. Correction to text (insertion of line omitted in printing), p.96. Nineteenth-century vellum over pasteboard, spine with gilt bands and ornaments, and gilt-lettered title and date in morocco labels in second and fourth compartments (corners lightly bumped, minor worming to lower part of upper hinge, labels chipped).
N. FRENCH ARTIST (1440)
Illuminated miniature of the Last Judgement, on a full leaf on vellum from the Upholland Hours.N. France, (Amiens), c. 1430-Enquire
Arched miniature (95 x 57mm.) in which Christ is seated on a rainbow, draped in pink and green robes, and looks down at the Virgin and John the Baptist who pray for the salvation of man; at the top, two angels blow on long trumpets to awake the dead who emerge from their graves. The miniature surrounded by a full border of coloured intertwining branches terminating in acanthus, coloured flowers and gold leaves on hair-line stems.
Size of leaf: 170 x 118mm. Verso blank.
FLEMISH ARTIST (1500)
Illumination on vellum from a Book of Hours. BrugesEnquire
5-line initial in pale pink infilled with a strawberry, 10 one- and two-line initials in grey on red and brown grounds, full Ghent/Bruges naturalistic border composed of a large grotesque at the foot, coloured flowers (including a rose and thistles) and leaves, a snail, two butterflies and another insect.
Size of leaf: 113 x 87mm. 17 lines of text in a rounded italianate gothic hand.
STANLEY Henry M (1890)
In Darkest AfricaEnquire
or the Quest, Rescue, and retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.
Edition de luxe, no. 74 of 250 numbered & signed copies. 2 vols. 3 folding maps, 38 plates & 6 etchings (signed by the artist), with numerous illustrations. 4to. Half morocco, vellum boards, gilt, a little rubbed but very good indeed. xv, 529; xv, 472pp. New York,
KEYNES John Maynard (1913)
Indian Currency and FinanceEnquire
First edition. 8vo (225 x 146mm). viii, 263, , pp, folding chart. Original brick red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, ruling continued to boards in blind (gilt to spine slightly dulled, partial toning to half title, otherwise a very good, clean copy).
London, MacMillan and Co.
NIETZSCHE Friedrich (1886)
Jenseits von Gut und Böse. Vorspiel einer Philosophie der ZukunftEnquire
First edition. 8vo (215 x 115 mm). vi, , 271, , pp. A hint of spotting to the title and a few other leaves. Modern half calf with marbled paper covered boards, marbled edges, spine ruled and lettered in gilt with green morocco label. A fine copy. Leipzig, C.G. Naumann.
BALZAC Jean Louis Guez, Sieur de 1594-1654.; CHARLES I (1645)
Les Oeuvres de Mr De Balzac. Derniere Edition. Premiere Partie. [- Lettres de Mr De Balzac. Derniere Edition. Seconde Partie.]Enquire
King Charles I's copy, with his autograph ink motto and cypher
2 Vols. 8vo. , 622, [6 (Table)]; , 470,  (Table) pp. [Binding: 161 x 109 mm]. Contemporary English plain black morocco, the covers ruled in gilt with a single gilt fillet with a gilt dot at the corners; smooth spines framed with a double gilt fillet with a dot at the corners like the covers; plain endleaves; gilt edges (joints rubbed, a few small scuffs on the spines).
Rouen: Chez Iean Berthelin,
OVIDIUS NASO Publius (1526)
Libri de arte amandi et de remedio amorisEnquire
Title within broad, one-piece, white-on-black woodcut border, with five woodcut illustrations and five woodcut initials, also white-on-black, on sectional title pages.
4to (210 x 150mm). 56 ff. Distinctive type; poem text printed centrally, with commentary surrounding in smaller type size, arranged in two columns, with side-notes. Vellum over pasteboard; rounded spine with morocco label and gilt lettering of title (slight worming of upper and lower boards).
Toscolano, Alessandro Paganini, 1526.
JONES Commander James Felix, I.N..; THOMAS R. Hughes, Compiler and Editor (1857)
Memoirs by Commander James Felix Jones, I.N. Steam-Trip to the North of Baghdad, in April 1846; with notes of various objects of interest en route. Journey for the purpose of determining the tract of the ancient Nahrwan canal undertaken in 1848. Journey to the Frontier of Turkey and Persia, through a part of Kurdistan. Researches in the Vicinity of the Median wall of Xenophon and along the old course of the River Tigris; and the discovery of the site of the Ancient Opis. Memoir on the Province of Baghdad. [etc]. Compiled and Edited by R. Hughes Thomas, Assistant Secretary, Political DepartmentEnquire
First edition. Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government No. XLIII, New Series. Folding table, 5 folding maps (3 of which are loose in the front and back pockets) and 25 lithographed views, plans and plates. Many of the maps and plates are hand-coloured. Large 8vo. Original brown cloth, as issued, neatly repaired, retaining the original paper labels to spine and upper board. Endpapers browned and slightly fragile, interior very good otherwise. xxiii, 500,  [folding appendix sheet] pp. Bombay, Printed for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press,
NAPIER Archibald, 1st Lord Napier of Merchistoun (1793)
Memoirs of Archibald, First Lord Napier: written by himself. Published from the original manuscript, in the possession of the present Lord NapierEnquire
First Edition. Small 4to in 2s. [Text: 201 x 185 mm]. viii (first leaf half-title), 100 pp. Fine copy in contemporary Scottish tree-calf, smooth spine divided into seven panels by gilt rules, red and black morocco labels in the second and fifth compartments; plain wove paper endleaves; yellow edges.
Edinburgh: [privately published]
NIETZSCHE Friedrich (1878-1879)
Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie GeisterEnquire
First edition, first issue. 8vo (222 x 162mm). , 377, , pp. With the half title, the publisher’s advertisement leaf and Schmeitzner's pasted "eere" correction (p. 290, aphorism 431). Contemporary half brown cloth with dark brown cloth-backed boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, contemporary Germanic bookplate to the front pastedown (extremities worn, corners bumped). Chemnitz, Ernst Schmeitzner.
[bound with:] Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche.
First edition, first issue. 8vo. 163, , pp. With Schmeitzner's pencilled "Opferthier's" correction (p. 35, aphorism 89), without the publisher’s advertisement leaves. Chemnitz, Ernst Schmeitzner.
[bound with:] Der Wanderer und Sein Schatten.
First edition, first issue. 8vo. 185, , pp. Without the publisher’s advertisement leaves. Chemnitz, Ernst Schmeitzner.
KEPLER Johann (1621(-1622))
Prodromus dissertationum cosmograhicarum, continens Mysterium cosmographicum de admirabili proportione orbium coelestium... Addita est erudita narratio M. Georgii Ioachimi Rhetici, de libris Revolutionum...Nicolai Copernici, item eiusdem Ioannis Kepleri pro suo opera Harmonices mundi apologia aduersus demonstrationem analyticam cl.v. d. Robert de Fluctibus, medici oxoniensis.
2 parts folio (290 x 186mm.) , 1114, 119-163, [1(blank)]; 50 [2(blank)]p, 4 folding woodcut plates numbered I-II (p. 18) , IV (p. 54), V (p. 56), woodcut figures in text, contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, lacking the engraved plate at p. 26 (Tabula III orbium planetarum dimensiones...), some browning, binding slightly rubbed
Frankfurt: Erasmus Kempfer for G. Tampach,
BLIGH William (1790)
Narrative of the Mutiny, on board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;Enquire
and the Subsequent Voyage of part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies.
First edition. Folding draft of the Bounty's launch, 3 engraved charts, 2 of these folding. 4to. iv, 88pp. London, George Nicol, 1790.
[With:] GILBERT (Thomas). Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the year 1788, with Views of the Islands Discovered.
First edition. Engraved vignette to title-page, 4 folding plates. 4to. Full contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, red morocco labels, Macclesfield bookplates to front pastedown and free endpaper. x, 85, 1, 1ad.pp. London, J. Debrett, 1789.
NEVILLE Henry (1731)
News from the New-Exchange: or, the Common-Wealth of Ladies: drawn to the Life, in their several Characters and ConcernmentsEnquire
"Second Edition". 4to (230 x 165mm). 41 [with the "Compleat Key" leaf, sometimes missing, bound after the title-page rather than at the end], [1, verso blank] pp. Some very light browning in places but otherwise fine, lower edges uncut. 18th-century speckled calf, spine richly gilt, two red morocco labels lettered in gilt, red edges, green ribbon marker (front joint just starting near the head, some very minor scuffing).
London: Tho[mas] Edlin, for Captain Gulliver,
MOORE Abigail Lydia. née MOTT (1825)
Observations on the Importance of Female Education, and Maternal Instruction, with their beneficial Influence on Society. By a MotherEnquire
First edition. 110 by 175mm. 12mo. Quarter leather over paper covered boards. Gilt title to spine. Upper joint cracking with small loss exposing stitching, biding sound. Boards worn, foxing and toning within, otherwise a good copy in unrestored condition. All edges yellow. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper in ink: "Bernice Allindon 1884." Printed copyright label to pasted to verso of title-leaf. ,79pp. New York, Mahlon Day,
MILL John Stuart (1859)
First edition. 8vo (222 x 128mm). 207, , 8, pp. Complete with the publisher's advertisements. Minor paper flaw at the head of title-page. Original purple ribbed cloth, boards ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, publishers terracotta endpapers (spine lightly faded and a little rubbed at head and tail). An exceptional copy, in far better condition than is usually encountered, with minimal fading to the purple dye that so consistently blights other example. London, John W. Parker and Son.
KESEY Ken (1962)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestEnquire
First edition. 8vo. Publisher's bright green cloth with yellow title to spine, in dust-wrapper with $4.95 and Jack Kerouac quote on front flap. Very bright copy, with only some sunning to spine, a little rubbing to dust-wrapper extremities, and a very thin white line down the middle of the front. Otherwise a good copy. New York, Viking press.
CAESAR Caius Julius (1518-19)
[Opera]. Hoc volumine continentur haec. Commentariorum de bello Gallico libri VIIII. De bello civili pompeiano. libri IIII. De bello Alexandrino. liber I. De bello Africano. liber I. De bello Hispaniensi. liber IEnquire
Aldine devices on title page, kk8v, oo8v. 2 double-page woodcut maps; 5 full-page woodcut illustrations. 4-6 line initial spaces, all with guide letters.
8vo (166 x 105mm). , 296 ff. (with blank leaves B8, kk7). Vellum over pasteboard; morocco label on spine with gilt-lettered title, stippled edge (slight discolouration of spine).
First Colophon (kk8v): Venice, In Aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri, January 1518.
Second Colophon (oo8v): Venice, In Aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri, November,
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ; SWINBURNE Algernon Charles (1950)
Edited with an introduction by Randolph Hughes. Engraved title, plates and illustrations by John Buckland-Wright. One of 100 special copies of a total edition of 500. 8vo (24cm.) 40p., original purple-stained parchment by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt Cretan bull's head symbol on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, in slip-case. London, Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press.
SACKVILLE-WEST Vita (1926)
Passenger to TeheranEnquire
First edition (one of 1640 copies printed). With a frontispiece and 31 other black and white photographic plates. 8vo. Original terracotta and black mottled cloth; minor wear to head of spine and corners, slight lean to text-block, very good otherwise. 181, blank pp. London, Hogarth Press,
VIRGILIUS MARO Publius (1688)
Peplus virtutum Romanorum in Aenea Virgiliano eiusque rebus fortiter gestis: ad maiorem antiquitatis et rerum lucem, communi iuventutis sacratae bono, aere renitens. Inventione G.J. Langii. Opera G.C. Eimmarti. (Erneuertes Bedächtnüs römischer Tapferkeit an den unvergleichlichen Virgilianischen Helden Aeneas, und seinen grossmüthigen Thaten).Nuremberg, Leonhard LoschgeEnquire
Engraved half-title, engraved frontispiece and 50 plates engraved by Georg Christoph Eimmart after Georg Jacob Lang.
ff. [printed titles in Latin and German, ff, and 12 printed chapter summaries].
(Bound with:) THELOT (Joh. Andrea). Poetae inter Latinos clarissimi Publii Virgilii Maronis Aeneis... [Augsburg, nd]
24 engraved plates signed JA Thelot. , 24ff.
Oblong 4to. Contemporary red morocco, large gilt arms on both covers of Abbot Maximilian Pagl of Lambach Abbey, Austria, spine gilt in compartments (rubbed, spine lightly faded).
FULLER Thomas (1650)
Pisgah-Sight of Palestine and the confines thereof. With the History of the Old and New Testament acted thereonEnquire
First Edition. Folio. [Binding: 363 x 240 mm]. Pagination erratic with gaps left for the maps and plates but roughly: , "434", ; 202,  pp. Etched title-page designed Francis Cleyn, folding engraved map of Galilee, Samaria and Palestine, engraved plate of the coats-of-arms of the sponsors of the plates [early state with 21 of the 26 banner staffs with names of which 20 have arms on the banners, and with arms on 3 of the 8 extra shields on the central mantle - some copies have up to 33 armorials in total], 17 engraved double-page maps of the Near East including individual maps of the lands of the twelve tribes, a plan of Jerusalem, three plans of the Temple of Solomon, and three plates of characters and costumes and weights and measures (old repair to a tear in the folding map; the map of Old Canaan misbound at p. 186/9 in Lib.4; vertical crease in the map of Menasseh). Small hole in leaves Aaa2-3 from a flaw touching a couple of letters and the rule border and a closed tear at the foot of Mmm1; two small wormholes in the lower margin of Books IV & V, otherwise a fine, clean copy.Mid-17th-century Parisian binding for John Evelyn of polished mottled calf, the covers tooled in gilt with an outer border and panel of a three-line fillet, in the centre the large gilt arms block of John Evelyn: within a wreath formed by a laurel branch and a palm frond: a griffin passant below a chief or, a martlet for difference (as a younger son); supported by a griffin, ducally gorged (sitting on its haunches with a shield between its knees - a characteristic French device), with the motto below: OMNIA EXPLORATA MELIORA RETINETE; spine divided into seven panels, the second lettered on a red morocco label "PALESTINE / FVLLER", the others with Evelyn's "IE" initials flanked by a laurel frond and a palm frond and scroll corners tools; nonpareil comb-marbled pastedowns; gilt edges (joints rubbed and partially repaired; some scuffs and areas of wear on the surface of the covers and at the edges). Modern cloth drop-back box.
[London]: by J.F. for John Williams,
WORDSWORTH William (1807)
Poems, in Two Volumes, by William Wordsworth, Author of The Lyrical BalladsEnquire
First Edition. Two volumes. 12mo ( x. mm). Vol 1: , 158, [2, errata]; Vol 2: , 170pp., with the half-titles in both volumes. Some very light foxing in places, a couple of spots and a few pencil annotations in both volumes. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, covers with a wide gilt border, spine lettered and tooled in gilt, sky blue endpapers, green ribbon markers, gilt edges, small contemporary printed bookseller's label on the front pastedown of the first volume: "Sold by / Gray & Son / Booksellers & Stationers / 62 Piccadilly / opposite St James's Street / & 8, Glasshouse St" (very slightly rubbed at the head and foot of spine but otherwise very fine).
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme,
CAREW Thomas (1651)
Poems, with a Maske, by Thomas Carew Esq; one of the Gent. of the Privy-Chamber, and Sewer in Ordinary to his late Majestie. The Songs were set in Musick by Mr. Henry Lawes Gent. of the Kings Chappell, and one of his late Majesties Private Musick. The third Edition revised and enlargedEnquire
Third Edition. Small 8vo. [2 (title), 221, [1 (note re Henry Lawes)] pp.
London: for H[umphrey]. M[oseley]. and are to be sold by J: Martin, 1651.
DAVENANT (Sir William). Gondibert: an heroick poem; written by Sir William D'Avenant.
Second (first 8vo) Edition. Small 8vo. [4 (title / errata)], 243, [7 (postscript)] pp.
London: for John Holden, 1651
[Binding: 153 x 99 mm]. Bound together in a mid-17th-century Parisian binding for John Evelyn of polished mottled calf, the covers tooled in gilt with an outer border and panel of a three-line fillet, in the centre the small oval gilt arms block of John Evelyn: a griffin passant below a chief or, a martlet for difference (as a younger son), Evelyn's "IE" initials flanked by a laurel frond and palm frond at the outer corners of the panel; spine divided into six panels, the second lettered on a red morocco label "CAREVV / & DAVENAN", the others alternately with Evelyn's "IE" initials and griffin passant crest; nonpareil comb-marbled pastedowns; gilt edges (surface of the leather slightly damaged by the mottling acid slightly affecting the gilt tooling; joints slightly rubbed, short cracks in the upper joint).
IDLE MAN (1780)
Political reveries, and utopian schemes or the welfare of Great Britain and IrelandEnquire
With a Plan for New Modelling the British Forces by Sea and Land.
First edition, with the half-title. 8vo. Stitched as issued in original pale blue wrappers, a little grubby, but interior clean. 84pp. London, W. Richardson,
FRIEDMAN Milton (1962)
Price Theory. A Provisional TextEnquire
First edition, first printing. 4to (265 x 205mm). 285, , pp. Original printed wrappers (wrappers slightly edge worn, spine and left edge of front wrapper lightly sunned, otherwise a very good copy). Chicago, Aldine Publishing Company.
SRAFFA Piero (1960)
Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. Prelude to a Critique of Economic TheoryEnquire
First edition. Tall 8vo (253 x 162mm). xii, 99, , pp. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (jacket with a spattering of foxing, some light toning to the spine and right edge of rear panel, minor loss to head of spine panel). Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
VEEN Otto van (1607)
Q. Horati Flacci emblemata. Imaginis in aes incisis, notis[que] illustrata.Antwerp, Hieronymus VerdussenEnquire
Oval portrait of Horace on title-page and 103 full-page emblems by Cornelis Boël, Cornelis Galle and Pierre de Jode after van Veen.
4to (275 x 210mm). 213pp. Contemporary vellum over paste-boards.
JOHNSON Marianne Rebecca.; FEMALE SAILOR (1807)
"Report of Proceedings at the Lord Mayor's Court on Wednesday the 11th November 1808, relative to a girl found dressed in sailors clothes in the vicinage of Bishopgate Street the preceding morning."Enquire
Manuscript in ink. Folio. 5pp on two bifolia, docketed. Paper watermarked 1803, old folds, very good. [London,]
CUNARD Nancy; BANTING John; PIPER John; BUCKLAND WRIGHT John; COLQUHOUN Ithel; RIESER Dolf; SALISBURY C.; SZOBEL Geza; TREVELYN Julian; WYKEHAM Mary; BANTING John ()
Salvo for RussiaEnquire
One of 100 published copies. 4 Text pages bifolium, 10 loose plates each signed and numbered by the relevant artists, image size and format varies slightly but generally 7 x 10cm, sheet size 16 x 22cm. Publisher's original cloth-backed portfolio, grey paper boards with printed title label on the upper cover, silk ties. Very good, light scattered foxing to top and inner edge of sheets, which does not affect the images except in the case of the Piper and Colquhoun, where the effect is minor but worthy of mention [London, privately published].
MICROSCOPY ; PHOTOMICROGRAPHY (circa 1906])
Scrap book of amateur photographic prints taken through a microscopeEnquire
4to scrap book album, 161 photographic prints pasted in on 19pp of arrangements, 12pp newspaper clippings, 41 blanks. Quarter calf over maroon cloth covered boards, title in ornamental gilt to board, within a diamond shaped foliated boarder in blind, paper label to upper board titled "No 11" in ms Spine lacking but hinges and stitching holding, scuffed and bumped. Stubs indicating a number of excised leaves. Internally very good, externally good only. [N.p. but England, N.d. but
ARNDT Johann (1760)
Sechs Bücher vom wahren Christenthum nebst desselben Paradisgärtlein. Halle, bey Johann Justinus GebauerEnquire
2 parts in one vol, 8vo (182 x 110 mm), pp. 34, 648; 188 (Paradisgärtlein with separate title-page), with engraved frontispiece and 52 emblematic plates; a few small spots here and there but a very good copy in stunning contemporary vermillion stained vellum, covers tooled in an elaborate floral rococo design, gilt, with ownership monogram ‘M.S.E.H’ and below the date ‘1763’ on front cover, also gilt, flat spine with similar gilt floral decoration, the gilt partly oxidised, spine also with gilt lettered dark green morocco label (possibly a little later, c. 1800?), gilt gauffered edges, pastedown and front and rear fly-leaf are Augsburg Brokatpapier with red on gilt floral ornaments, the Brokatpapier is signed by its maker at fore-margin, ‘IN AUGSP BEY IOH. WILHE. ME’ and ‘NO 2’.
WILDE Oscar (1883)
Signature in Birthday BookEnquire
Henry Irving’s Birthday Book, compiled by Viola Stirling, inscribed to “Elizabeth Philp, August 1883, From the Compiler”. A nice souvenir of theatrical London in the 1880s, featuring the signatures of Oscar Wilde, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, Marion Terry, Emily Faithful, Grace Greenwood (Sarah Jane Lippincott), Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Maud Beerbohm Tree, Carlo Pellegrini, among numerous others. Despite Marion Terry’s birthday being on the 13th October, her signature appears on the 16th October, alongside Wilde’s. Terry played Mrs Erlynne in Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892) and received great acclaim for the role.
SHACKLETON Ernest Henry (1920)
South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917Enquire
Second edition, second issue. Colour frontispiece, 87 plates, folding map (repaired). 8vo. Publisher's navy cloth, image of the Endurance stamped to the upper board in silver, a little rubbed, presentation inscription to front free endpaper, advertisement for Hussey's banjo loosely inserted. London, Heinemann,
CITY OF GLASGOW POLICE DEPARTMENT (c.1950-60)
Street Thieves and Travelling CriminalsEnquire
First edition. Illustrated with halftone photographs throughout. 700 x 120mm. Loose sheets bolt bound with releasable latch mechanism. Stiff brown card boards with faux leather finish, very worn and scuffed. Titlepage torn with small losses, waterstained throughout, occasional manuscript annotations and doodles, evidence of heavy use, in all weather, as would be expected. Condition unaffecting legibility of content. ll. Glasgow, City of Glasgow Police Force, n.d. but
RESTORATION THEATRE ([1664-1678])
Ten Restoration plays bound in one volume including Frances Boothby's "Marcelia, or, The Treacherous Friend" (1670) - the first professionally staged original play by a womanEnquire
4to (220 x 163mm). Title-page of first play a little dusty, some spotting and a little browning in places, a few inked pen trials near the end of the volume but otherwise fine. 17th-century dark sprinkled calf, covers ruled in blind, spine divided by five raised bands, red morocco and gilt label "TRAGEDYS" in the second panel, remains of a small paper label with "32" in ink in the upper panel, plain endleaves, marbled edges, edges of boards tooled in gilt (joints split slightly at the head and food, corners bumped, slightly rubbed in places).
NONESUCH PRESS. ; BURTON Robert (1925)
The Anatomy of Melancholy . . . By Democritus JuniorEnquire
Illustrated with a total of two hundred and one illustrations after E. McKnight Kauffer, eleven illustrations coloured in watercolour at the Curwen Press. One of 40 copies on Japon vellum of a total edition of 790 copies. Folio, original calf. London, The Nonesuch Press.
PARIS ARTIST (1500])
The Annunciation to the Shepherds, a large illuminated miniature on a leaf on vellum from a Book of Hours.[France, Paris, cEnquire
Miniature in a gently arched compartment showing two three-quarter length shepherds leaning on their staves as thye stand among their sheep in a night-time pastoral landscape, a gold angel appearing in a blue arc in the sky radiating light which catches the clothes of the shepherds themselves, above a large initial, full border on a parti-coloured ground of liquid gold and brown with coloured flowers and acanthus leaves and three birds; verso with illuminated initials, rubrics in blue, and line-fillers, panel border (a little rubbed at edges).
Size of leaf: 140 x 92mm, size of miniature c. 84 x 55mm. On recto 7 lines of text in a small lettre bâtarde (opening of Terce), verso with 30 lines of text (written space 94 x 56mm).
MARKHAM Clement R (1875)
The Arctic Navy List;Enquire
or a Century of Arctic and Antarctic Officers, 1773-1873.
First edition. Folding map (measuring 360 by 755mm). 8vo. Original cloth-back printed boards, toned and soiled, text bright, ownership inscription to front free endpaper. [iv], iii-iv, [ii], 62, [2ads]pp. London, Griffith & co.,
HARRIS Moses (1778)
The Aurelian, or Natural History of English Insects; namely Moths and Butterflies. Together with the Plants on which they feed;Enquire
a faithful account of their respective changes; their usual haunts when in winged state; and their standard Names, as given and established by the worthy and ingenious Society of Aurelians.
Second edition, second issue (variant). Large paper copy. Engraved frontispiece supplied here from another copy (as often). 44 hand coloured plates, with the diagrammatic plate uncoloured, some pates watermarked 1791. Folio. Quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked, gilt tooling, red morocco label to spine. xv, 90pp. London,
FINE ARTS SOCIETY ; PONTING Herbert (1914)
The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. Exhibition of the Photographic Pictures of Mr. Herbert G. Ponting F.R.G.SEnquire
Now open at The Royal Society of Artists' Gallery New Street.
8 photographic plates. Small 8vo. Very good original printed wrappers, staples rusted, spine toned, a little worn, ms. pencil annotations to rear wrapper. [iv], 24, ads.pp. London, Fine Arts Society,
EUCLID .; BILLINGSLEY Henry translator,; DEE John preface by (1570)
The Elements of GeometrieEnquire
of the most auncient Philosopher Euclide of Megara. Faithfully (now first) translated into the Englishe toung, by H. Billingsley, Citizen of London. Whereunto are annexed certaine Scholies, Annotations, and Inventions, of the best Mathematiciens, both of time past, and in this our age. With a very fruitfull Preface made by M.I Dee, specifying the chiefe Mathematicall Sciences, what they are, and wherunto commodious: where also, are disclosed certaine new Secrets Mathematicall and Mechanicall, untill these our daies, greatly missed.
First Edition of the First Complete English Translation. Folio. [Text: 320 x 210mm]. , 203, 205-464 ff., without the final blank leaf. Title within a woodcut border signed I.B. (Mckerrow and Ferguson 99); folding “Groundplat”; woodcut initials, tailpieces and diagrams throughout; with approximately fifty-three (of about 60) moveable overslips accompanying the diagrams in Book 11; woodcut portrait device of John Daye (Mckerrow 145) on the final leaf.
Title-page a little dusty, lower fore-corner frayed, small paper repair to the blank inner margin; some water staining to the upper fore-corner of the first few leaves, "Groundplat" leaf strengthened near the inner margin and a little creased in places but otherwise fine, some neat pencil crosses and dashes and a number of very neat ink annotations throughout [see below], a few ink spots and marks in places throughout, some waterstaining to the lower margin near the end of the volume causing some browning to the rest of the leaves and some rudimentary repair work (not touching the text), final leaf neatly cut round and re-margined (not touching the text).
Contemporary English calf over wooden boards, covers panelled in blind with a double roll incorporating figures of the virtues [Oldham, English Blind-stamped Bindings, GE.(5) fig 1081], remains of catches and clasps but missing the straps, spine divided by five bands and ruled in blind, later gilt lettering in the second and sixth panels (rebacked preserving the majority of the old spine but repaired with new leather at the head and tail, piece missing from the upper cover and neatly repaired with new leather, some scratching a little scuffing but largely well preserved; new endpapers).
London: Printed by John Daye,
ESSEX HOUSE PRESS. ; KEATS John (1900)
The Eve of St. AgnesEnquire
One of 125 copies printed, all on vellum. Frontispiece by Reginald Savage, rubricated and with hand-painted initials, 8vo (19cm.) 23, p., original vellum, blind-stamped device on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. ([London]: Edward Arnold, printed at the Essex House Press),
LIBERIA ; CROCKER Rev. William G (1837)
The First Bassa Spelling Book, 1Enquire
First edition. One of 200 copies. 8vo. Uncut and stitched as issued, a little dusty, ink ownership ms. to upper wrapper, annotated in the same hand: "By the Liberian Mission - Cape Palmas". 22pp. [Cape Palmas, Mission Press]
ASHENDENE PRESS. ; CERVANTES Manuel de Saavedra (1927-28)
The first (second) part of the history of the valiant and wittie knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha translated out of the Spanish by Thomas SheltonEnquire
One of 225 copies on paper of a total edition of 245. Woodcut initials and decorative borders designed by Louise Powell, printed in red and black. 2 vols. Folio (44cm.) XIII, 268p., 1 Bl.; X, 256p., f. , original dark green morocco by the W.H. Smith bindery, spine lettered in gilt. Uncut. Chelsea, The Ashendene Press.
KEYNES John Maynard (1936)
The General Theory of Employment Interest and MoneyEnquire
First edition, first printing. 8vo (220 x 145mm). , xii, 403, , pp. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, ruling continued to boards in blind (spine lightly faded, extremities a little rubbed). London, Macmillan and Co., Limited.
WILDE Oscar (1899)
The Importance of Being EarnestEnquire
First edition, limited to, and this being one of, 1,000 copies. In publisher's lavendar cloth with gilt leaf decoration, and gilt lettering to spine. A very good copy with some soling to spine and edges of boards, uncut fore and bottom edge. Some browning to half title, otherwise clean. London, Leonard Smithers and Co.
BRUCE ROGERS. ; LAWRENCE T.E (1932)
The Odyssey of HomerEnquire
Translated by T.E. Lawrence. Illustrated with decorative roundels printed in gold, by Bruce Rogers. One of 530 copies. Small folio, original black morocco. T.e.g., others uncut. London, Printed and published by Sir Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton and Bruce Rogers.
CAMUS Albert; GILBERT Stuart; AYRTON Michael (1948)
First edition. 8vo., 13 x 19cm, 285pp. Publishers original green cloth with dust jacket designed by Michael Ayrton. Very good, pencil ownership inscription to front free endpaper, internally fine, cloth spine faded, top edge a little dusty, dustjacket fine. London, Hamish Hamilton.
The principal portion (20 + 20 lines; 281 words) of an autograph letter to her niece Anna Lefroy (née Austen), discussing her appointments (“I have not a day disengaged”) and social life (“I like first Cousins to be first Cousins, & interested about each other. They are but one remove from Br. & Sr.”) during a stay in London including a disappointing trip to the theatre (“I fancy I want something more than can be. Acting seldom satisfies me. I took two Pocket handkerchiefs, but had very little occasion for either.”)Enquire
Pages 1-2 (of 3). 8vo. [c. 188 x 111 mm]. [23 Hans Place, Chelsea, London, Tuesday, 29 November 1814]
Weak at the folds, a short tear [15 mm] at the head.
JONES David.; COLERIDGE Samuel Taylor (1964 & 1972)
The rime of the ancient mariner with ten engravings on copper and with a foreword by David Jones. [with] An introduction to the Rime of the ancient mariner by David JonesEnquire
Copy no. XXIX of 115 copies numbered and signed by the artist with a portfolio containing an extra set of fifteen engravings (including five that were discarded) of which 90 were for sale and 25 for presentation. The edition also comprised a further 200 numbered copies, of which 180 for sale. The entire edition therefore comprises 315 copies. Ten engravings by David Jones. 3 volumes. 4to. (31cm.) , 37, [7 ( incl. 3 blank leaves)]p., printed on blueish paper, 10 plates, illustrations in text, parchment-backed green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, the portfolio matchingly presented. Top edges gilt, others uncut. New York, Chilmark Press and London, Clover Hill Press (printed at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge).
New York: Chilmark Press (printed in Cambridge at the Rampant Lion Press by Will and Sebastian Carter under the supervision of Douglas Cleverdon),
WOOD Robert (1753 & 1757)
The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor, in the Desart [With] The Ruins of Balbec otherwise Huliopolis in CoelosyriaEnquire
First edition, with 57 engraved plates (the first being a folding panorama in three sections), and 3 full-page engravings of inscriptions, large folio, pp. [vi], 50, contemporary full calf, gilt, neatly rebacked. [Balbec] First edition, with 46 plates and plans, 10 folding. [ii], 28pp. London,
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ; LUCIAN of Samosata (1927)
The True Historie of Lucian the SamosatenianEnquire
55 wood-engravings and wood-engraved device by Robert Gibbings. Translated from the Greek into English by Francis Hickes with an introduction by J.S. Phillimore M.A. LL.D together with the Greek and decorated with wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. One of an edition of 275 copies. Folio (31.5cm.) , 43, p. Original brown niger morocco-backed holland boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, in slip-case. Waltham St. Lawrence, The Golden Cockerel Press.
SPEER Joseph Smith (1771)
The West-India PilotEnquire
The whole illustrated with a number of maps and plans engraved by the best artists describing the ports and bays ...
Second edition, first issue. Folio (413 by 260 mm). 25 charts (of 26, lacking the Bay of Honduras), one folding, one single-page, with Havana and Carthagena Harbour both dated October 1st 1771. The Cape Nicola Mole chart with paper flaw, separated, into the printed area. Recent half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt. Title-page, dedication leaf, 2pp, preface, , 67, pp. London, Samuel Hooper for Joseph Smith Speer,
VIGNIER Nicolas, the younger (1610])
Theatre de L‘Antechrist. Auquel est respond au cardinal Bellarmin, au sieur de Remond, à Pererius, Ribera, Viegas, Sanderus et autres qui par leurs escrits condamnent la doctrine des eglises reformees sur ce subiet: par Nicolas VignierEnquire
First Edition. Small Folio. [30, inc. engraved title within an architectural frame with a vignette at the foot illustrating Revelation 10.1 (The Angel and the little scroll); see below], 692, [14 (index/errata)] pp. Diagonal closed tear (100mm long) from a paper flaw in EEe2. Contemporary limp vellum, sewn on four tawed leather slips, the covers tooled in the centre with the armorial crest of Sir Walter Ralegh (out of a ducal coronet a conical hat surmounted by a plume of three ostrich feathers; originally blocked in gilt but it is now almost totally rubbed away); flat spine with manuscript title in ink at the head “Thèatre / d’Antechrist”, remains of two pairs of blue fabric ties; laid paper pastedowns, no flyleaves; edges stained blue-green (front joint slips broken, upper headband pulled-away from the book-block).
[Saumur] 1610 [Colophon: Achevé d’imprimer le 26. Jour d’Avril
HOWARD Sir Ebenezer 1850-1928 (1898)
To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real ReformEnquire
With seven chromolithographic plates, one folding. First edition, first issue. 8vo (185 x 124mm). Original red cloth, spine lettered and double ruled in gilt, ruling continued to front board in blind, titles in black to front board (spine faded and rubbed at head and tail, top edge a little dusty, light browning to endpapers as with most copies, an exceptional copy overall).
London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
BRUCE James, of Kinnaird (1790)
Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773Enquire
First edition. 5 vols. 3 large folding maps & 58 plates (including 43 natural history specimens in vol. V), with 3 explanatory leaves for battle plans in vol. III. 4to. A handsome copy in contemporary mottled calf, elaborately gilt, with red and green morocco labels to spines, extremities very slightly rubbed. [x], lxxxiii, 535; [ii], viii, 718; [ii], viii, 759; [ii], viii, 695; [ii], xiv, 230, pp.
HIGGS Diana.; MELBOURNE (1856)
Two ALS from a female settler describing domestic abuse and abandonmentEnquire
2 ALS. Manuscript in ink on 8vo size bifolium. First letter: 4pp. on 2 loose bifolium, with cover bearing 1854 imperforate orange "woodblock" Victoria sixpence issue stamp, cancellation stamps, addressed to Mrs Griffin, Maids Morton, Buckinghamshire, England. Melbourne, 16 September 1855. Second letter: 2pp on single bifolium, with cover bearing same stamp, also cancelled, addressed to George Nelson Esq. Solicitor, Buckingham, County of Buckingham, England. Melbourne, 17 April
SCHOPENHAUER Arthur (1847)
Ueber Die Vierfache Wurzel Des Satzes Vom Zureichenden GrundeEnquire
Second edition, revised and enlarged. 8vo (244 x 158mm). vi, 151, , pp., with one folding plate. Contemporary half black morocco with marbled paper covered boards, spine with five single raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, uncut and with the original wrappers bound-in (extremities a little rubbed, spine sunned). Frankfurt, J.C. Hermann.
NASH Paul.; BROWNE Sir Thomas (1932)
Urne Buriall and the Garden of Cyrus with thirty drawings by Paul Nash; edited with an introduction by John CarterEnquire
With 32 illustrations, made up of fifteen full-page plates and seventeen smaller head- and tail-pieces; coloured through stencils at the Curwen Press over a lithographic key (printed by Charles Whittingham and Griggs). One of 215 copies, this copy unnumbered. Folio, bound to a design by Paul Nash in vellum with a large inlay of brown goatskin with two vellum onlays and tooled with a gilt design of an urn and a quincuncial lozenge lower cover tooled in gilt with morocco onlays; preserved in brown cloth slipcase. London, Curwen Press for Cassell & Co.
CHORIS Louis (1822)
Voyage Pittoreque autour du monde, avec portraits de sauvages d'Amerique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des iles du Grand OceanEnquire
First edition. Rare coloured issue. 105 lithographed plates, folding map & 2 further maps printed on a single leaf. Folio. Contemporary diced calf with gilt border, rebacked, lightly worn, some toning and spotting to plates & pale dampstaining to final six, repaired tear to Fruit du Baquois (Marianas) plate, housed in a clamshell box. Paris, Imprimerie de Firmin Didot,
McCORMICK Robert (1857)
Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, and Round the World:Enquire
Being Personal Narratives of Attempts to Reach the North and South Poles.
First edition. 2 vols. 2 folding maps, frontispieces & 61 plates. 8vo. Publisher's pictorial blue cloth, gilt, hinges cracked, headcaps chipped, spines a little sunned, but very good. London, Longmans et al,
LEWIS T. Locke (1825)
Voyages to MadagascarEnquire
also A History Thereof during the Reign of Radama and notes made on a voyage to the Island of Mombassa in HM Ships Phaeton and Andromache, 1817 and 1825. Part 1st.
Holograph ms. in ink. 2 ALS bound in before title, table transliterating Sorabe script, folding pencil sea chart of Tamatave Harbour, large ms. map measuring 360 by 450mm. 4to. Contemporary red stiff paper boards, rubbed, spine chipped, but very good. 94pp. Variously at Sea, Madagascar and Mauritius, 1817 -
MILNE A.A (1926)
Illustrated by E.H. Shepard. First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt pictorial covers, top edge gilt, map endpapers, pictorial dust jacket. A very good copy, price clipped dust-wrapper with small and neat ownership inscription to preliminaries. London, Methuen and Co.
[Works in Greek] Ilias and Ulyssea. Batrachomyomachia. Hymni XXXIIEnquire
Aldine anchor devices on first and last leaves.
2 vols. 8vo. Iliad (160 x 103mm), 277 ff. Contemporary limp vellum, 'Home. Ilias' along bottom edge (soiled, ties missing); Odyssey (160 x 98mm), 251, f. 17th century vellum over boards, r.e.
FOWLER Lieut. Charles J. , R.E., later Major General (1851-3)
A superb folio album of thirty-four watercolour and pen and ink drawings of various sizes ranging from 143 by 89mm to 490 by 175mm. The smaller images cut from letters home and mounted, others more highly finished, mostly signed in full or with initials. The Eastern Cape.
LA FAYETTE Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, Madame de (1690)
Zayde. A Spanish History, or, Romance· Originally Written in French. By Monsieur Segray. Done into English by P. Porter, Esq;. The First Part. [- The Second Part.]Enquire
"Second Edition Corrected". 8vo. , 136, 129-271, [1 (advertisement)] pp. Text lightly browned. Contemporary red morocco by "Queens' Binder A" (probably William Nott), the covers elaborately tooled in gilt with a design of four irregular compartments of open strapwork emanating from a central quadrilobe, formed by two-line gouges, the compartments filled with massed gilt volutes, scrolls, small flower-heads, dots and sequins; spine with six panels, the second and fifth panels with a central strapwork knot and small scroll tools in the corners, the others with strapwork 'V' with small tools in the spaces; comb-marbled endleaves; gilt edges (neat reapir to the head and tail of the spine, joints slightly rubbed at the spine-bands, corners a little bumped and slightly worn).
London: for Francis Saunders,