Catalogues / Boston 18
VENDRYES Henry (1866)
[A Catalogue of the Fossils and Minerals Collected in the District of St. Thomas.]Enquire
Catalogues 1-20 (from 15 cases). 8vo. Modern quarter morocco over paper-covered boards, spine gilt, partially unopened, lacking front wrapper of first issue, dampstain to first page only. 128pp. Spanish Town, G. Henderson, N.d. but c.
HOUGHTON John (1681-1683)
A Collection of Letters for the Improvement of Husbandry & TradeEnquire
Two Volumes in One. Vol 1, no.-15, Vol 2, no.1-6 [all published]. Each part browned and dusty, ?dog's muddy paw print on verso of Q4, hole through the centre of F1 (in the second part) touching three lines of text but not obscuring the meaning. Contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, red edges (rebacked with a new spine, corners repaired and reinforced, rather worn and scuffed).
London: for John Lawrence...[and, second part], by John Gain for the Author, John Houghton..., 1681-1683
SEN Ramdhun (1833)
A Dictionary, in English and Persian, Compiled and Edited by Ramdhun SenEnquire
First edition. 4to (255 by 170mm). Contemporary Persian style black goatskin binding with floral peach lozenge inlays, corners and lower joint skilfully restored, very slight residue of old resin repair to top of upper joint, front free endpaper reinforced at gutter. Text lightly browned with some finger marks to margins, closed tear with old tape repair to pp.89-90. , 276, [1errata]pp. Calcutta, Printed at the Baptist Mission Press,
BRINLEY John (1680)
A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches and AstrologersEnquire
First Edition. Small 8vo (84 x 141mm). , 127, pp. A little browned and spotted in places, some marking to a few leaves, blank lower fore-corners of *1-2 torn away (not touching the text). Early 19th-century tree calf, spine ruled in gilt, paper spine label completed in manuscript (front joint crudely repaired but holding, a little rubbed in places).
London: for John Wright...and Sold by Edward Milward Book-Seller in Leitchfield,
TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH ; WOODS Nicholas Augustus &; PARKINSON Joseph Charles (1866)
A Field GlassEnquire
Being a Cableistic and Eastern Extravaganza by... showing the Inexplicable and Vitrified Adventures of a Gurnet, (h)A Milton Oyster, a Barbel, and other Queer Fish being an Unvarleys'd Tale of a Tank, after the Manner of Thomson's Seasonable Aid to Daniel's Profits on Elliot and Barclay's Entire. By Permission of Amphitrite And-'er-Son James! Can-Inglishmen do more??????????. Steamship "Great Eastern" - July 1866. Foolscap 4to. Lithographed title page, in blue, with decorated border containing caricatures and headed by the Red Ensign and the Stars and Stripes. Lithographed facsimile handwritten text, 11pp. on 6 leaves. [Bound together with;] DEANE (J[ohn] C[onnellan]) & POORE (G[eorge] V[ivian]) Great Atlantic Haul, September 17th 1866. Contentina, or the Rope!!, the Grapnel!!!! and the Yankee-Doodle!!!!!!!!, being a Great Eastern Mystery typifying the Instructive Story of Cyrus in Search of his Love. 4to. Lithographed title page with decoratice cartoon roundel showing Neptune enthroned with shield of the Union Flag and Stars and Stripes beside him, surrounded by mermaids and other mythical figures. Lithographed facsimile hand-written text, dramatis personae on recto of a single leaf, , 10pp on purple paper, text on five leaves. Very good in contemporary full brown morocco decorated in blind with "cable" panel with stylised compass rose corner devices, slightly rubbed with some mild stripping from the upper edge, a.e.g.
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,
MORICE Adrien Gabriel (1890])
A New Improved & Easy Alphabet or Syllabary Suggested to the "Cherokee Nation" by a Friend and Earnest SympathiserEnquire
Small broadside. 240 by 160mm. Closed tear to top edge, touching type but not affecting legibility. Old fold, evenly browned, light wear to edges. Newberry Library deaccession stamp to verso. Stuart's Lake, BC, [published by the author,
FALCK Nikolai Detlef (1775)
A Philosophical Dissertation on the Diving Vessel Projected by Mr. Day, and Sunk in Plymouth Sound;Enquire
2 folding engraved plates, 4to., lacks half title and errata slip, quarter calf over marbled boards, red morocco label to spine titled "Miscellanies" with number 49 in the panel below, paper to boards scuffed and peeling in two small areas, otherwise very good. Bound between two unrelated contemporary works:
LANGHORNE. The Country Justice. A Poem ... Part the First - Third. London, T. Becket, 1774-7. & BLAYNEY (Benjamin). A Dissertation by way of Inquiry ...&c. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1775.
[iii]-vi, 58, pp. London, Printed by the Author, and sold by B. Law, ... E. and C. Dilly, ... and J. Walter,
TAYLOR Adam (1769)
A Treatise on the Ananas or Pine-AppleEnquire
Containing plain and easy directions for raising this most excellent Fruit without Fire, and in much higher perfection than from the Stove...to which are added, full directions for raising Melons.
First Edition., vi, 62 pp., with the large coloured folding frontispiece plate of a pineapple and folding plate in the text. A very nice clean, crisp and uncut copy. Modern green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine.
Devizes: printed by T. Burrough for the Author, 1769
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]
SEUTTER Matthaus (ca. 1744])
Accurata Globi terrestris delineatio, qua Europa, Asia, Africa et AmericaEnquire
"Pocket atlas" of six maps (world and five continents) each approximately 200 x 250 mm, in original wash colour, folded and housed in the original slipcase, 107 x 70 mm, with the original engraved pictorial title label. The South America is soiled with minor paper loss, the slipcase is slightly crushed. [Augsburg,
POMPADOUR Madame La Marquise De misattributed to, but in fact by,; PUISIEUX Madeleine d'Arsant de (1750)
Advice to a Female FriendEnquire
First Edition in English. 12mo (149 x 84mm)., xv, , 212pp. Title-page (and verso of final leaf) a little browned at the edges by the turn-ins, small ink spot on the title-page from a signature bleeding through from the flyleaf, some light foxing in places throughout. Contemporary polished calf, covers with a gilt ruled border, spine tooled in gilt, brown morocco label, red sprinkled edges (joints split but holding firm, a little rubbed but otherwise very fine).
London: printed for William Meyer, in May's Buildings, and Thomas Wilcox in the Strand, 1750
AVIATION ; SMYLIE Corporal V.G (1918])
Aeronautical Map for Cross CountryEnquire
Whiteprint blue-line map. 420 by 470mm. Old folds, worn at folds with two closed tears. Soiling and signs of heavy use. Pencil inscription to verso of a " 645 Lieut. Tate". Drawn by Cpl. V.G. Smylie - 252 Aero Squadron, Ellington Field, n.d. [but
PENN William (1695)
An Account of W. Penn's Travails in Holland and GermanyEnquire
Anno MDCLXXVII. For the Service of the Gospel of Christ, by way of Journal. Containing also Divers Letters and Epistles writ to several Great and Eminent Persons whilst there. The Second Impression, corrected by the Author's own copy, with answers to some of the letters not before printed.
12mo in 4s ( . x . )mm. , 270 pp. Blank fore-margin of the title-page repaired (with no loss of text), very small repaired closed tear to blank corner of K8, very small repair to blank corner of N4 and short closed tear to the upper margin (just touching the headline). 19th-century blind-panelled black morocco, matching black morocco doublures identically blind panelled [the 19th-century binding may be a pastiche of the original 17th-century binding], marbled endleaves, black edges; custom made drop-back case, armorial stamp on the upper cover [see below] and lettered in gilt on the spine.
London: printed and sold by T. Sowle, 1695
WHITELOCKE John (1808)
An Authentic Narrative of the Expedition Under the Command of Brigadier-Gen. Craufurd until its Arrival at Monte Video, with an Account of the Operations against Buenos AyresEnquire
First edition. Four folding maps, errata tipped onto verso of title-page, 23pp ms material tipped in and annotations on 29 pages. [With:] Trial of Lieutenant General John Whitelocke, Commander in Chief of the Expedition Against Buenos Ayres... First edition. Text in double-column. Folding frontispiece map. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, spine elaborately gilt, black morocco labels to spine, gilt, rubbed upper joint cracked but holding nicely, engraved bookplate to front pastedown. viii, 216, [2ads], 216pp. London,
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (1809)
An Introduction, containing observations on the service, for morning and evening, Sundays and Holy-Days: being a Pocket CompanionEnquire
..to the Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the Sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
First edition. 16mo. Original calf covered boards with upper joint and headcap restored. Bookplate to front pastedown, ink inscription to recto of front free endpaper. Small water-stain to title-page, lightly browned throughout. Very good. 124, [2ads]pp. Philadelphia, Abel Dickinson,
FORD C. Reginald ()
Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary kept on board an Exploring VesselEnquire
First edition. 13 photographic illustrations. 12mo. Mottled paper wrappers, original cord, edges slightly rubbed, some minor spotting, but a very good copy. 31, pp. Christchurch, Whitcombe and Tombs,
Bahamas' Almanac and Register for the year 1848, being Bissextile or leap year and the 11th & 12th of the reign of Queen VictoriaEnquire
First edition, thus. 16mo. Contemporary half sheep boards, rebacked, "A.S Benson & Co." stamp to title-page. [ii],[1-4],5-65,,xvii,[i],5-16,pp. Printed by Authority, Bahamas, at the offices of the "Nassau Guardian", E.C. Mosely,
WWII ; FOOD TECHNOLOGY ([c.1942-3])
Bakers and Cooks School, Second WAAC Training Center, Daytona Beach, FloridaEnquire
Mimeographed typescript. 330 by 205mm. Evenly browned throughout, a little chipping to edges unaffecting text though worse on final leaf, slight foxing to lower edge of first leaf. Old staple holes to gutter edge, staples removed. , 25, [1blank], 26-29pp. Florida, [n.p.],
FADEN William jr (1778)
Battle of Brandywine in which the Rebels were defeated, September the 11th 1777, by the Army under the Command of General Sir Willm. Howe. Note The Operations of the Column under the Command of his Excellency Lieutenant General Knyphausen is engraved from a Plan drawn on the spot by S.W. Werner Lieutt. of Hessian ArtilleryEnquire
First state. Copper engraving measuring 490 by 440mm, the paper lightly waterstained, restored. London, William Faden, April 13th.
MOTT Abigail compiler (1837)
Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Person of Color. To which is Added a Selection of Pieces in PoetryEnquire
Second edition, much enlarged. 8vo. Original blindstamped floral brown cloth, spine gilt, scattered foxing throughout as usual, ownership inscription of Elizabeth H. Tatnall on three pages. 260pp. New York, Mahlon Day,
EDDY A. D ()
"Black Jacob," a Monument of Grace. The Life of Jacob Hodges, an African Negro, who died in Canandaigua, N.Y., February, 1842Enquire
First edition. 12mo. Publisher's brown ribbed cloth decorated in blind with foliated scrolls, gilt title and ornamentation to spine. Slight even fading to spine, a few drips blanching cloth of upper board, minor foxing to endpapers, else very good plus. [2blank],vi,3-94pp. Philadelphia, American Sunday School Union,
BOTANY ; EDUCATION (1828)
copied from nature, and designed as simple illustrations of the Twenty-four classes into which, according to the Linnaean System of arrangement, all plants are divided.
Second edition. 24 lithographed plates, hand-coloured. Housed in a recent solander slipcase with original printed paper slipcase labels pasted to front and back. A.e.g. plates hand numbered in ink on verso. Printed booklet in original plain pink paper wrappers, stitched, a.e.g. , 22pp. Liverpool, George Smith,
EXQUEMELING A.O (1685)
Bucaniers of America: Or, a true Account of the most remarkable Assaults Committed of late Years upon the Coasts of the West-Indies, By the Bucaniers of Jamaica and Tortuga, both English and French. Wherein are contained more especially, the unparallel'd Exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, our English Jamaican Hero, who sack'd Puerto Velo, burnt Panama, &cEnquire
First English edition. 4 parts in 1 vol. 3 maps, 4 portraits and 4 further plates (two of these folding) with coastal profiles in the text. Small 4to. Handsome 19th-century red morocco, joints repaired. Gilt title and tooling to spine. A.e.g. Small paper repair to verso title-page affecting 2 characters, a few marginal repairs to plates. [xii], 115, [1blank]; 151, [1ads]; 124, [11index], [1blank]; [xvi], 212, pp. London, Crooke, 1684 -
BUKOWSKI Charles (1974)
Burning in Water Drowning in Flame: Selected Poems 1955-1973Enquire
First edition. 8vo., original quarter blue buckram with orange paper covered boards, spine with an orange printed paper label, with the original publishers acetate jacket. Number 188 of 300 copies signed by the author on the limitation page at the rear. Los Angeles, Black Sparrow Press.
NATIVE AMERICANA ; US ARMY (c.1892)
Cabinet card photograph of two Native American soldiers, 7th Cavalry Regiment Troop LEnquire
Cabinet card photograph, albumen print mounted on card. 165 by 108mm. Printed photographer's details on card below print. Pencil annotations on otherwise blank verso: "The Indians attended college and were members of the U.S. Army". Lightly soiled. Winfield, Kansas, D. Rodocker,
VOLTAIRE François Marie Arouet de (1759)
Candid: or, All for the BestEnquire
First Edition in English. 12mo (174 x 95mm)., , 132 pp., with the half-title. Some minor browning in places, small closed tear to the upper edge and a very small brown stain between pp.50-68, some pencil underlining in places, small ink signature on the verso of the half-title. Contemporary mottled calf, red sprinkled edges (neatly rebacekd with a new spine and red morocco label, covers crazed by the mottling acid, endleaves a little browned and marked).
London: printed for J. Nourse, at the Lamb opposite Katherine-Street in the Strand,
GUDELINUS Petrus (1620)
Commentariorum de iure novissimo libri sex.Antwerp, Hieronymus VerdussenEnquire
Engraved portrait of the author on verso of a4, woodcut printer's device on title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces.
Folio. ff. 336pp. ff. (last leaf blank). Fine ivory vellum over thin paste board, covers panelled with double-gilt fillet frame with central gilt stamp of the arms of Hans (Johann) Ernst Fugger, Graf zu Kirchberg and Weissenhorn (1590-1639) within richly ornamental gilt cartouche, flat spine ruled in gilt with small fleur-de-lis stamp in each compartment, green and yellow silk ties remain.
Considerations Générales sur les Troi Classes qui Peuplent les Colonies FrançaisesEnquire
First edition. 8vo. Untrimmed in contemporary paper covered boards, red morocco label to spine, front hinge starting, bookplate to front pastedown and ownership inscription to half-title. viii, -424pp. Paris, Chez Poulet,
ORDE Sir John
Copy of a Correspondence, Partly Private, between the Rt. Hon. Earl St Vincent, &c. and Rear-Admiral Sir J. Orde, BtEnquire
together with some letters, and their answers, from the latter Officer, to the Right Hon. Earl Spencer, and the Board of Admiralty; connected by a short explanatory narrative.
First, Privately Printed, Edition. 8vo (201 x 116mm). ix, , 74,  pp. Title-page lightly browned and very slightly shorter at the upper margin, neat paper repair to the blank verso of the final leaf, a few small ink blots in places but otherwise very good. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, red and green labels to spine.
[N.d., s.n], 1798
RILKE Rainer Maria (1905)
Das Stunden-Buch enthaltend die drei Bücher = Vom moenchischen Leben/Von der Pilgerschaft/Von der Armuth und vom TodeEnquire
First edition, limited to 500 copies, this copy number 71. Small 8vo., original grey linen-backed pictorial boards, lettered in red and black, title page printed in red and black, decorative initials printed in red, woodcut title page and headpiece, all by Walter Tiemann, top edge stained red, other edges untrimmed. Leipzig, Insel Verlag.
TURNEBUS Adrian.; GALLANDIUS Petrus (1554)
De agrorum conditionibus, & constitutionibus limitumEnquire
Thirteen full pages of woodcuts, 134 further woodcuts in text (one with extension tipped-in, p.135), nine pages of symbols for surveys. Two woodcut initials and headpiece at start.
4to (222 x 163mm). , 256, , 20pp. Contemporary limp vellum stained black, spine gilt in six compartments, remnants of gilt lettering in second compartment (vellum worn and scuffed, small area of damage in lower cover).
BOECKLER Georg Andreas (1699)
Der Nützlichen Haus- und Feldschule, Erster Theil … und nunmehr mit dem lang verlangten Zweyten Theil …Frankfurt and Leipzig, in Verlegung Joh. Adam Merckels, 1699Enquire
Engraved frontispiece to part I and together 192 engraved plates (many folding) and 2 printed tables (one folding, one double-page); title-pages printed in red and black.
Two parts in 2 vols, small 4to, two massive tomes (205 x 170 x 100 mm and 205 x 170 x 115 mm); pp, , 1309, ; pp. , 1624, . Contemporary calf, spine with citron label, part I label a little damaged at corner not affecting lettering, red edges.
MOREAU DE SAINT-MÉRY M-L-E (1796)
Description Topographique et Politique de la Partie Espagnole de L'isle Saint-Domingue;Enquire
Avec des Observations générales sur le Climat, la Population, les Productions...
First edition. 2 vols. Folding map. 8vo. Contemporary French tree calf, elaborately gilt. 8, 307, [1errata]; 311, pp. Philadelphia, Imprimé chez l'Auteur,
MOREAU DE SAINT-MÉRY L.E (1797)
Description Topographique, Physique, Civile, Politique, et Historique de la Partie Française de l'isle de St DominiqueEnquire
First edition. 2vols. Folding map & folding table. Contemporary mottled calf, elaborately gilt, red and green morocco labels to spine with "JB" gilt to base of each volume, recased with a few repairs, "Bibliotheque de la Malmaison" stamp to both title-pages. 4to. xix, [errata], 788; viii, 856pp. Philadelphia, Chez l'Auteur,
PORCIO Nicolas (1690)
Don Nicolas Porcio, Assentista de la Introduccion de Negros en todas las IndiasEnquire
tiene por su Patrocinio, y amparo a la Sacratissima Reyna de los Cielos en la advocacion de su Santissima Natividad
First edition, completed in manuscript. Pictorial wrappers with decorative border, stitched, old folds otherwise clean and bright. Folio. 8pp. [Madrid?], November,
DE KOONING Willem.; HESS Thomas B (1972)
Numerous illustrations in colour and black and white. Edition limited to 150 copies signed, this number 25, on Velin Cuve B.F.K. Rives paper. Folio, yellow cloth lettered in black, slipcase. A Paul Bianchini Book, Lausanne, Editions de Massons.
COMPANY OF SCOTLAND TRADING TO AFRICA AND THE ; INDIES (1696)
Edinburgh , The 17th day of April, 1696, At a General Meeting of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the IndiesEnquire
Broadside. 190 by 290mm. Browned at top edge, chipped at corners with marginal loss only shaving one letter at top right, stuck to a piece of light card with old adhesive at each corner, still holding on right side only. Good. Edinburgh,
TEXAS ; ESPINOSA Isidro Felis de (1742)
El Peregrino Septentrional Atlante: delineado en la exemplarissima vida del veneranle padre F. Antonio Margil de JesusEnquire
Second edition. Engraved portrait. 8vo. Modern calf, title printed in red and black, dampstaining to title-page & frontispiece, text otherwise clean & bright. x, 411, , [4 index]pp. Valencia, Joseph Thomas Lucas,
PARKER William Harwar (1864)
Elements of SeamanshipEnquire
Prepared as a text book for the Midshipmen of the C.S. Navy.
First and only edition. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards, very lightly shelfworn, text a little toned, ownership inscription to title-page. [xii], 189, pp. Richmond, MacFarlane & Fergusson,
ALCIATUS Andreas (1584)
Emblemata Latinogallica… Les emblems Latin-Francois… la version Françoise non encorveue cy devant. Paris, Jean RicherEnquire
Woodcut device on title-page and last leaf, portrait on verso of title and 211 woodcut emblems.
12mo (130 x 75mm). Contemporary vellum (remains of later ties).
DAVIES Rev. William ()
Extracts from the Journal of Rev. William Davies, 1st, when a missionary at Sierra Leone, Western Africa;Enquire
containing some account of the country - its inhabitants - the progress of religion among the negroes-manner of government - state of the weather &c...
First edition. 8vo. A very good copy in later cloth. ii, 78pp. Llanidloes [Wales], Wesleyan Printing Office,
ESTIENNE Charles (1587)
Fünffzehen Bücher vom Feldbaw unnd recht vollkommener wolbestellung eines bekömmlichen landsitzes und geschicklich angeordneten Meyerhofes oder landguts, sampt allem was demselben nutzes und Lusts halben anhaengig.Strasbourg, Bernhard JobinEnquire
Title in red and black within historiated woodcut architectural border, full-page woodcut of physician Melchior Sebizi, woodcuts within text, woodcut initials and tailpieces, Gothic letter.
Folio (328 x 208mm). ff, 773 pp. (lacking 19pp register at end). Contemporary green-dyed vellum, central arms gilt to upper cover, red edges (lacking ties, gilt rubbed, minor worming to covers).
BONONCINI Giovanni (1723)
Farnace drama. Da rappresentarsi nel Regio Teatro di Hay-Market, per la Reale Accademia di MusicaEnquire
First Edition. 8vo (194 x 120mm). 87,  pp., with the half-title, text in Italian and English on facing pages. Some very minor spotting in places but otherwise fine. Contemporary red morocco, cover with a wide gilt border containing a central gilt panel with a large tool at each corner, gilt spine, lettered in the second panel, marbled endleaves, green ribbon marker (spine and headcaps a little worn).
London: Printed by Tho. Wood, 1723
WEST INDIES ; CORBETT Sir John (1855)
Fifteen views of the CaribbeanEnquire
including "From Sir Robert Schomburgk's House, St Domingo, 1855"; "Channel of Regina, St Domingo"; "Panorama of San Domingo from Consul House, Wolverene at anchor, 1855"; "H.M.S. Wolverene hove down for repairs in Bermuda Harbour, 1855"; "Church at Port Royal, Jamaica, 1854"; "H.M.S. Wolverene off Sacrificios Island; Sacrificios Island, 1854"; "Vera Cruz from Sacrificios Island"; and "H.M.S Bermuda wrecked on the Grand Caicos, W. Indies, 1855". Watercolours on paper measuring 255 by 355mm and smaller. Three signed "J Corbett". Bermuda, St Domingo, Jamaica et al, 1854 -
Geographical and Historical Description of the Principal Objects of the Present WarEnquire
First edition. Two maps (one folding). 8vo. Modern quarter morocco over marbled boards, black morocco labels to spine, a little toned & spotted. [viii], 192pp. London, printed for T. Gardner et al,
BERNO, Abbot of Reichenau &; ADILBERTUS, of Augsburg (1516))
Gloriosorum christi confessorum Uldarici et Symperti: necnon beatissimae martyriis Aphrae, Augustanae sedis patronorum historiae: cum horarum de eis. (Augsburg, Sylvan Otmar for the Monastery of SS. Ulrich & AfraEnquire
Title-page within fine woodcut border and 4 full-page woodcuts by Leonhard Beck, one further full-page woodcut probably also by Beck, text partially printed in red and black.
4to. ff. Modern vellum.
JUVENILE ; DEAN & CO ([c.1850])
History of the Merry Brother JonathanEnquire
First edition. 9 half page hand-coloured wood engravings, including title. Slim 8vo. Original printed wrappers, oversewn, corners bumped, a little dusty. 14pp. including 6 integral blank pp. London, Threadneedle Street, Dean & Co.,
BOCCACCIO Giovanni ()
Il Decamerone nuovamente corretto et con diligentia stampatoEnquire
Printed in Italic.
4to (232 x 160mm.)  (last leaf blank), 284ff. Contemporary Italian mottled calf, gilt covers decorated with a variety of small tools, rebacked, original gilt spine laid down, decorated end-papers, red edges (spine slightly damaged at head, lacking label).
Florence, heirs of F. Giunta, 14 April, 1527 [Venice, Pasinello,
PALLAVICINO Ferrante (1640)
Il Principe HermafroditoEnquire
Engraved half-title. Woodcut on title page, three woodcut initials, typographic ornament.
12mo (155 x 79mm). 192pp. Contemporary long-stitch binding in paper wrappers, modern slipcase of brown cloth, deckle edges (wear to extremities and wrappers chipped, tears to spine, stain to upper wrapper).
FREUD Sigmund (1936)
Inhibitions, Symptoms and AnxietyEnquire
Authorized translation by Alix Strachey. First UK edition. 8vo. 179, , pp., printed erratum slip tipped-in before p. 109. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (spine panel of dust jacket faded, corners a little rubbed, with some loss to the head and tail spine, else a remarkably fine copy, exceedingly scarce in the dust jacket). London, The Hogarth Press & the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.
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.
GOWER John d. 1408
Jo. Gower de confessione amantisEnquire
Second Edition. Folio. [Text: 290 x 180mm]. , ff. 190 [of 192 (lacks f. 191, the final leaf, supplied from the 1554 edition, and the final blank leaf)]. Collation: aa8, A-Z6, a-i6 (-i6 blank). Two columns. Black Letter. Title within an elaborate greek-key and renaissance ornament frame.
Without the terminal blank, i6. Lightly soiled and stained throughout. Title-page (with a 5-line Latin epigram by Gower on verso), inserted from another copy, cut-round (5mm outside the frame) and inlaid into old (spotted) laid paper and with a closed tear from the lower margin (65mm long then divides into two prongs 10 & 30mm long). The next two leaves (aa2-3) rather soiled and stained; single wormhole through the lower margin of aa3-4 (just a pin-prick in aa5); closed tear repaired (and a small marginal hole) from a paper flaw across the top fore-corner of aa7 (crossing the top lines lines of col. 2); upper blank fore-corner of E6 torn-away and repaired without loss; semi-circular closed tear from a paper flaw in the lower blank margin of F1 repaired without loss; G2 slipped down slightly in the sewing; blank upper fore-corner of K1-K2 torn-away without loss of text; blank upper right corner torn-away and repaired (no loss of text); diagonal crease across L1; M6 (f. 72) 5mm shorter at foot, 3mm shorter at fore-edge [perhaps inserted from another copy though the soiling in the upper margin shows it has been in situ a long time; N1-3 slightly shorter at the fore-edge (but not supplied); closed vertical tear in the lower margin of P1 repaired; closed tear (110mm long) repaired across the upper fore-corner of R2 (crossing the initial letters of the top 5 lines on verso); scattered ink spots on T3-4; lower blank fore-corner of U2 defective from a paper flaw (no loss of text); long vertical closed tear from a flaw in Z1-Z2 (repaired without loss); f6 (f. 174) 4mm shorter at the foot, 6mm shorter at the fore-edge [perhaps inserted from another copy though the soiling in the upper margin shows it has been in situ a long time]; i5 inlaid and inserted from a copy of the 1554 edition [again soiling in the upper margin shows it has been in situ a long time]. Overall, apart from the inlaid title-page and the missing final leaf, a rather good copy.
Contemporary calf, covers tooled in blind with an outer roll of renaissance ornament [15mm wide] (outlined with later single gilt fillets), the same roll repeated three times to form a central panel [150 x 55 mm], the impressions of the roll very worn (rebacked, edges renewed or repaired, endleaves replaced with plain laid paper, c. 50 years ago).
Imprinted at London in Flete-strete by Thomas Berthelette Printer to the kingis grace AN. M.D.XXXII. CVM PRIVILEGIO. 
MONARDES Nicolás.; FRAMPTON John (1596)
Joyfull Newes Out of the New-found Worlde. Wherein are declared, the rare and singular vertues of divers Herbs, Trees, Plantes, Oyles and Stones, with their applications, as well as to the use of Phisicke, as of Chirurgery: which being well applyed, bring such present remedie for all diseases, as may seem altogether incredible: notwithstanding by practice found out to be true. Also the portrature of the said Herbs, very aptly described:. Newly corrected as by conference with the olde copies may appeare. Wherunto are added three other bookes treating of the Bezaar stone, the herb Escuerconera, the properties of Iron and Steele in Medicine, and the benefit of SnowEnquire
Third English edition. Wood cuts in the text. Small 4to. The Macclesfield copy, though without the usual bookplate or blind-stamp. Eighteenth century mottled calf, headcaps renewed, label lacking. The first 4 and the last leaf, being shorter, possibly supplied from another copy but evidently at the time of binding. Lacking first blank. , 187 ll. London, E. Allde,
FAGNAN Marie-Antoinette (1750)
Kanor, a Tale. Translated from the SavageEnquire
First Edition in English. 12mo (145 x 90mm). viii, 151, pp. Title-page dusty, a little browned in places, some minor creasing to a few leaves. Later (?19th-century) binding of patterned cloth over boards (not disimiliar to the bindings from Robert Southey's "Cottonian" library), dark buff endpapers, manuscript papel spine label, red edges (a little worn).
London: printed for R. Griffiths, 1750
ARETINO Pietro ()
La prima (seconda) parte de Ragionamenti di M. Pietro Aretino, cognominato il flagello de prencipi, il veritiero, e'l divino, divisa in tre giornate, la contenenza de le quali si porra ne la facciata seguenteEnquire
Woodcut initials and diagram, typographic ornaments. Italic type.
8vo (160 x 100mm). ff, 228pp; ff (first leaf blank), 401, pp., (blank); 142pp, f (blank). Eighteenth-century calf, simple blind fillet on cover, spine gilt with five raised bands, title lettered in second compartment, red edges (joints cracked, headcap chipped and extremities worn).
Bengodi, Barbagrigia, 1584 [London, John Windet for John Wolfe],
ARETINO Pietro (1589)
La terza, et ultima parte de Ragionamenti del divino Pietro AretinoEnquire
Woodcut medallion depicting Aretino on both title pages, (second on f.67). Woodcut initials.
2 parts in one vol. 8vo (140 x 90mm). , 202, ff. (first and final leaves blank). C17th (?) mottled calf, triple gilt fillet border with fleuron cornerpieces, spine richly gilt with title lettered in second compartment, speckled edges, marble endpapers (worn, joints cracked and chipped, corners bumped).
Appresso Gio. Andrea del Melagrano [London, John Wolfe],
LA POPELLINIERE Lancelot-Voisin, Seigneur de (1585)
L'Amiral de France, et par occasion, de celuy d'autres nations, tant vieiles que nouvellesEnquire
First edition, second impression. Woodcut vignette to title-page. Small 4to. A fine copy in 17th century English calf. , 92, ll. (A-C4, a2, A-Z4, a4, b2.) Paris, Thomas Perier,
GUÉRIN Maurice de; LINOSSIER Claudius (1929)
One of 133 copies. 73 Woodcuts by Philippe Burnot after designs by Claudius Linossier in black, red and palladium. Folio, 28 x 23cm. Original publishers paper wrappers in later wooden box with inlaid stingray skin design by Antonio Perez-Noriega. Lyon, Cercle Gryphe.
BEAUVOIR Simone de (1949)
Le Deuxième SexeEnquire
First edition. Two volumes. 8vo (220 x 148 mm). 395, ; 577, , pp. Original black cloth with designs by Mario Prassinos, spines lettered in gilt (some minor glue residue to the rear pastedown of Vol. 1, otherwise bright and unworn, exceptionally fine examples). One of 2,000 numbered copies (from an edition of 2,150) on alfama Marais paper: Volume One numbered 1376, Volume Two numbered 1405. Paris, Gallimard.
BEARDSLEY Aubrey; MALORY Sir Thomas (1927)
Le Morte Darthur The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round TableEnquire
Binding design and many illustrations throughout by Beardsley, including the eleven drawings erroneously left out of the first edition. Third edition. 4to., 23 x 30cm. One of 1600 copies. Original dark blue-black bevelled cloth, gilt, with the very rare buff paper dust jacket repeating the binding design in black. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. New York, E. P. Dutton and Company.
BEARDSLEY Aubrey; MALORY Sir Thomas (1893, 1927)
Le Morte Darthur: The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round TableEnquire
2 copper-engraved frontispieces printed on India paper, 18 full page wood-engraved plates, (one used as a frontispiece, 5 folding), numerous illustrations, initials, chapter headings and decorative borders in the text, by Aubrey Beardsley, printer's device on the title pages and some initials printed in red. First edition, no. 43 of 300 copies of the deluxe edition on Dutch handmade paper. 4 volumes, (3 volumes plus the portfolio), large 4to., contemporary pictorial full vellum gilt binding, signed by Riviere, the portfolio in unsigned vellum bevelled boards over tan calf spine, from a design by Aubrey Beardsley, t.e.g., others untrimmed.
SCHOELCHER Victor (1849)
Le Vérité aux Ouvriers et Cultivateurs de la MartiniqueEnquire
suivie de Rapports, Décrets, Arrêtés, Projets de Louis et d'Arrêtés concernant l'abolition immédiate de l'Esclavage...
First edition. 8vo. Quarter black morocco over marbled boards, vellum tips, spine gilt, original green printed wrappers bound in. 470pp. Paris, Pagnerre,
FENN Eleanor ([between 1779 and 1789])
Lilliputian Spectacle de la nature:Enquire
or, Nature delineated, in conversations and letters passing between the children of a family.
Three Volumes Bound in One. 18mo (131 x 84mm). Some worming in the first volume (touching a few letters of text in places but not obscuring the meaning), circular stain touching the first few leaves in the inner margin. Contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards (some insect damage to the upper board and slightly rubbed at the edges).
London: printed and sold by John Marshall and Co, [between 1779 and 1789]
MANCHESTER Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of (1633)
Manchester al mondo. Contemplatio Mortis, & ImmortalitatisEnquire
The former Papers not intended to the Presse, Have pressed the publishing of these.
Third Edition (usually called the First Authorised Edition). 12mo. [Binding: 148 x 80 mm]. , 198,  pp. (first leaf blank except for signature "A", least leaf with errata on recto). Text increasingly dampstained at the end.
Bound in red velvet with elaborate silver "furniture" consisting of a border bead-and-reel frame of linked floral ovals, an oval Biblical scene at the centre of the inside frame (Adam and Eve on the front, the Sacrifice of Isaac on the back) and a set of eight cornerpieces with circular images of the Cardinal; Virtues "FORTITUDO", "PRVDENTIA", "CHARITAS" and "SPES" on the front cover, and "IVSTITIA", "TEMPERANT", "PATIENCIA", and "FIDES" on the back, in the centre of the covers an oval scene from the Life of Christ: the Adoration of the Magi on the front and the Ascension on the back, both within a pierced frame; an elaborate set of clasps and catches, the four catches with small oval portrait of the four Evengelists ("S. Mattheus" and "S. Ioannes" on the front and "S. Lucas" and "S. Marcus" on the back) with pierced scrollwork frames (the clasps are modern replacements by James & Stuart Brockman); the cornerpieces and clasps and catches secured to the boards with floral decrated silver extensions pinned to the pastedowns; comb-marlbed pastedowns only; spine faded; joints repaired by James & Stuart Brockman); red cloth box.
London:by Robert Barker, and by the Assignes of Iohn Bill,
FISHER Irving (1926)
Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and PricesEnquire
Second edition. 8vo (243 x 157mm). , xii, 11-126, pp., with two full-page illustrations and numerous diagrams in-text throughout. Original black cloth, spine and upper board lettered in gilt (spine a little faded, extremities lightly rubbed). New Haven, Yale University Press.
MATURIN Charles (1820)
Melmoth the Wanderer: a TaleEnquire
by the author of "Bertram". First edition. 4 vols, bound without the half titles in contemporary or near-contemporary calf, arms of the Honble George Agar Ellis on both covers, smooth panelled spine with elaborate cartouches, black lettering label, marbled edges. Edinburgh, printed for Archibald Constable Company.
LUDLOW Helen W (1886)
Memoir of Mary Anna Longstreth by an Old Pupil. With a sketch of her Work for HamptonEnquire
First edition. Tipped in photographic portrait frontispiece. Large 12mo. Original publisher's brown cloth covered boards, with gilt titles to spine. Spotting to frontispiece mount and tissue-guard, light wear to cloth, else very good. 224pp. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co.,
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.
GORDON William (1777)
Mr Gordon's sermon on the Anniversary of the declaration of IndependencyEnquire
"the separation of the Jewish Tribes, after the death of Solomon, accounted for, and applied to the present day, in a sermon preached before Genral Court, on Friday, July the 4th, 1777. Being the anniversary of the declaration of Independency.
First edition. 8vo. Sewn as issued, some rodent damage to the lower margin not affecting the text. 37pp. Boston, Gill,
CALLANDER George (1775)
Nautical Remarks and Observations for the Chart of the Harbour of BostonEnquire
First edition. 4to. Nineteenth century cloth-backed marbled boards, extremities slightly rubbed, one corner bumped, discreet library stamps to title-page. 11, pp. London, Printed for the author,
TATE Thomas (1864)
Notes on a Voyage to the Arctic Seas in 1863. Reprinted from the "Alnwick Mercury"Enquire
First edition. 8vo., inscribed presentation copy. Original green ribbed cloth, original paper label to cover, wear to spine. 50pp. Alnwick, Printed for the Mercury Office, by H.H. Blair,
JONES Rev. Peter (1836)
Nvgvmouinvn genvnvgvmouat igiu anishinabeg anvmiajig [Hymns for Singing, for the Indian Christian]Enquire
12mo. Plain blue paper wrappers, rear endpapers foxed, else a clean copy. 52pp. Boston, Printed for the American Boards of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, by Crocker & Brewster,
MAGUIRE Thomas (1827)
Observations d'un Catholique sur l'Histoire du Canada par l'Honorable William Smith. (Extrait de la Gazette Quebec du 11 janvier 1827.)Enquire
8vo. Full early twentieth-century green polished morocco by Riviere with gilt titles, tooling and turn-ins. All edges gilt. One small snag to leather of upper joint, offsetting to free endpapers from turn-ins, small hole to top edge of title page not affecting text. Else a clean copy, beautifully bound. Very good plus. 13,[1blank]pp. N.p. [Quebec], N.p.
KEROUAC Jack (1957)
On the RoadEnquire
First Edition. 8vo. Original black cloth with white lettering to spine and upper board, top edge red. A near fine copy, with some rubbing to head and tale of dust jacket spine, some repairs only visible on the back of the dust jacket upper spine. A really bright, clean copy. New York, Viking.
TRISSINO Giangiorgio (1529)
[Opera varia]. Epistola del Trissino de le lettere nuωvamente aggiunte ne la lingua italiana. Vicenza, P. Janiculo, February, 1529. (With:) Dialogo del Trissino in- titulato il Castellanω nel quale si tratta de la lingua italiana. [Ibid, 1529]. (And:) La pωetica. Vicenza, P. Janiculo, April, 1529. (Loosely inserted:) Epistola del Trissino. Vicenza, P. Janiculo, February, 1529. First quire onlyEnquire
3 works in 1 vol. Folio & 4to (260 x 170mm.).  (of 18, lacking final blank);  ; LXVIII,  (final two leaves with errata list). 17th-century calf, red morocco label (joints weak, worming to foot of spine, calf worn, extremities bumped).
EARLY AMERICAN MIDWEST BOOKBINDING ; DIODATI Giovanni (1664)
Pious and Learned Annotations Upon the Holy BibleEnquire
Plainly expounding the most difficult Places thereof: by That Godly and Famous Divine, Mr John Diodati, late Minister of the Gospel in Geneva.
Fourth Edition. Folio (280 x 185mm). Title-page torn, frayed, browned and laid down on a piece of older and thicker paper with manuscript on the verso, portrait leaf repaired and worn with scattered worming and also laid down on similar paper, some very minor worming to the first few gatherings, browned throughout, some water staining in places. Early 19th-century American calf, covers panelled in blind, central panel with with the initials of the former owner David Phillips ("D" [on the upper cover] and "P" [on the lower cover]) made up of various different tools and ruled lines; spine with five blind-ruled bands, large heart tool at the head and foot of the spine, repeated blind tool in each panel, pastedowns made up of several sheets of the Pittsburgh Gazette (c. 1806), edges stained green (carefully restored and repaired).
London: Tho. Roycroft, for Nicholas Fussell,
POE Edgar Allan; LAMBERT Jean; MALLARMÉ Stéphane; DARAGNÈS Jean-Gabriel ()
Poémes d'Edgar PoeEnquire
11 Mezzotints by Jean-Gabriel Daragnès. No. 152 of 200 copies on Rives paper, along with 20 on Rives with an additional suite of prints on Chine, 30 on Arches with an additional suite on Chine and 10 hors commerce copies. 26 x 32cm, pp., 13-150, . Later fine binding by Jean Lambert in full navy blue goatskin, covers decorated with a swirling, vortex-like pattern of gold-tooled circles, red-tooled flourishes and grey-tooled flourishes with green goatskin inlay, spine lettered in gilt, blue reversed calf doublures with blue goatskin turn-ins decorated with a single red rule, navy blue watered silk flyleaf, followed by yellow endpapers decorated with gold and silver splotches, with blue paper covered slipcase decorated with a similar design to the endpapers, edged in blue goatskin. Paris, Éditions Textes Prétextes.
WORDSWORTH William (1807)
Poems, in Two Volumes, by William Wordsworth, Author of The Lyrical BalladsEnquire
First Edition. Two volumes. 12mo. 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,
DRAYTON Michael (1622)
[Poly-Olbion.] A Chorographicall description of all the tracts, rivers, mountains, forests, and other Parts of this Renowned Isle of Great Britaine. With intermixture of the most Remarkable Stories, Antiquities, Wonders, Rarities, Pleasures, and Commodities of the same. Digested into a Poem by Michael Drayton, Esq. With a Table added, for direction to those Occurrences of Story and Antiquitie, whereunto the Course of the Volume easily leades not. [- The Second Part, or a continuance of Poly-Olbion from the eighteenth song. Containing all the Tracts, Rivers, Mountains, and Forests: Intermixed with the most remarkable Stories, Antiquities, Wonders, Rarities, Pleasures, and Commodities of the East, and Northerne parts of this Isle, lying betwixt the two famous Rivers of Thames, and TweedEnquire
First Complete Edition (third issue of the First Edition of Part 1 ), First Edition of Part 2. Small Folio. [Text: 286 x 185 mm]. [22 (including the leaf of verse “Upon the Frontispiece” and the 8pp Table sometimes bound at the end; + duplicates of the 4 introductory leaves)], 302, [1 (blank); , 168 pp. Fine engraved emblematic / architectural title by William Hole (a little dusty and slightly frayed at the edge of the fore-margin), engraved portrait of Prince Henry (2nd state with his name "HENRICVS PRINCEPS" added) and 18 double-page engraved maps by Hole (2nd states with page-numbers added at the top). Very minor crease in the leaf of verses, engraved title and letterpress title; narrow diagonal dribble of glue from the inner margin of leaf A2; small rust-hole in the face of one musician in the Map to Song 4; crease across the lower fore-corner of pp. 261-4; two semi-circular stains in the fore-margin of the first few leaves in the second part; small stain in the upper margin of pp. 219-21; two short creases in the final map; otherwise just a few occasional small ink marks or rust-marks, Fine copy in mid-1640s sprinkled calf, the covers and spine-bands outlined with blind rules (modern gilt lettering "POLY- / OLBION" in the second panel and date added at the foot; pastedowns unstuck revealing the pasteboards, vellum guards cut from a document printed in civilité type circa 1636 [*See below]; red sprinkled edges; two strips of paper pasted to the fore-margin of leaf A3 where a manuscript fore-edge title-label would have been attached (joints rubbed with a small hole exposing the fourth band on the front joint; small hole [10mm. diameter] from insect damage on the front cover; flyleaves browned by the turn-ins; vertical crease in the front flyleaves).
London: for Iohn Marriott, Iohn Grismand, and Thomas Dewe [Part 2: by Augustine Mathewes for Iohn Marriott, Iohn Grismand, and Thomas Dewe],
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.
FRENCH ANTILLES (1785)
Recueil de Différentes Pieces pour & contre l'admission des Etrangers dans les Isles Francaises de l'AmériqueEnquire
First edition. Two folding tables. 8vo. Later half calf over green boards, red morocco label to spine, gilt, some minor marginal dampstaining not affecting text. [c], 492, pp. Np [but Paris],
ARRINDELL Richard. et al (1832.])
[Report of a Committee of the Legislature of St. Vincent, appointed to inquire into the Financial, Commercial and Political State of the Colony; dated 27th October 1830]Enquire
Sole edition. 12mo in 4s. Stab sewn as issued, string renewed. A clean, bright copy, contemporary ms. annotation to final page. , 22pp. [Kingstown, The Royal St. Vincent Gazette and Weekly Advertiser, c.
JONES Stephen (1793)
Rudiments of Reason; or, the Young Experimental PhilosopherEnquire
Being a series of Family Conferences; in which the causes and effects of the various Phenomena that nature daily exhibts, are rationally and familiarily explained.
First Edition. Three Volumes. 18mo (135 x 85mm). A few small spots but otherwise very fine. Contemporary tree calf, spines tooled in gilt, black morocco labels, plain endpapers (very slightly rubbed at the edges but otherwise fine).
London: for E[lizabeth]. Newbery, 1793
FORT ST. GEORGE (1857)
Rules and articles for the better government of the native officers and soldiers in the service of the United Company trading to the East Indies under the Presidency of Fort St. GeorgeEnquire
First edition. Printed in red and black. 8vo. Contemporary Indian green straight-grain morocco, gilt, extremities rubbed. 31, , [1index, 1]pp. [Madras], 1827.
[With:] RAWLINS (A.W.) A memorandum of the early history of Fort St. George. First edition. Two large folding plans lithographed by J. Dumphy at the Government Press. Small folio. Very good in contemporary wrappers. vi, 31, pp. [Madras] Published for the Indian Public Works Department,
TOYNBEE Captain Henry ()
Sailor's Institute. Proceedings of a Public Meeting Held in CalcuttaEnquire
Small 4to, stab sewn (as issued), drop head title. Three small worm holes to margin of final leaf. Lightly toned, otherwise very good. Ink presentation inscription: "Woodfield Eagles Esq / Ship Hotspur Christmas 1863 / with kindest regards from Hy Toynbee". 28pp. [Calcutta], Saunders, Cones and Co, No 23, Loll Bazar,
WILDE Oscar (1894)
Salome. A Tragedy in one ActEnquire
Illustrated with a pictorial title-page border, ten full page plates and a tail-piece by Aubrey Beardsley. First edition in English, first illustrated edition. "One of 500" ordinary copies (actually 750, see Nelson, of a total edition of 875. Small 4to., original blue canvas boards with a small design by Beardsley on both covers. Uncut and partly unopened. London, Elkin Mathews & John Lane.
HEIDEGGER Martin (1927)
Sein und ZeitEnquire
First edition. 8vo (240 x 185mm). xi, , 438, , pp. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt on a dark brown morocco label, titles to upper board in dark brown (corners lightly rubbed). An exceptionally fine copy, in far better condition than usually encountered. Halle, Max Niemeyer.
AIMARD Gustave.; LASCELLES WRAXALL Sir Frederic Charles Third Baronet. Translator (1862-1863)
[Seven adventure novels of the Americas, in the English publisher's "Magnificent Illustrated Edition"]Enquire
1). The Border Rifles, A Tale of the Texan War. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's green pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Small hole to pp.167-8 with loss of a few characters, else very good. viii, 311, pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1862.
2). The White Scalper, A Story of the Texan War. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's orange pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Very good. viii, 352pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1863.
3). The Trail Hunter, A Tale of the Far West. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 9 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's orange pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. A few quires a little loose. Very good. viii, 392pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1863.
4). The Pirate of the Prairies, Adventures in the American Desert. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's aqua pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Spine lightly rubbed, one loose quire. Very good. viii, 320pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1862.
5). The Indian Chief, A Tale of the Desert. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's brown pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Very good. [viii], 324pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1863.
6). The Prairie-Flower, Adventures on the Indian Border. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 9 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's indigo pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Very good. viii, 360pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1862.
7). The Indian Scout, A Story of the Aztec City. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's plumb pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Very good. vi, 429, pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1863.
LAWRENCE T.E (1926)
Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A TriumphEnquire
One of nine proof copies of the 1926 "Cranwell" or "Subscribers" edition, this copy almost certainly copy No. 8 according to Lawrence's account, from which the first American edition of 22 copies was set in type. With many wood-engraved initial letters and 13 of the original illustrations in the text, including pasted-in India paper proofs of, at page 339 a reproduction of a drawing, possibly by Eric Kennington and evidently an abandoned version of The Prophet and, at page 564 The Glory of a young Man by Kennington. The pictorial endpapers by Kennington are present as India paper proofs partially pasted down on to endpapers. Irregular collation, with many single leaves pasted on to neighbouring pages, and four pages present as pasted-on sheets of proofing paper lacking the initial letters. The preliminaries, up to the first page of text, were evidently unbound sheets when the book was inscribed, and have been sewn later. Folio, original plain wrappers, uncut. Wrappers with signs of handling including a two inch tear, without loss, to the spine, a one inch square section lacking from the gutter of the upper cover, and other slight wear to the extremities. Some occasional foxing to the text, and signs of use consistent with having been used as setting-copy. Fine blue morocco case. [London, Privately Printed.
LAWRENCE T.E (1926)
Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A TriumphEnquire
Illustrated with initial letters by Edward Wadsworth and Blair Hughes-Stanton; 66 plates, mostly coloured, and 58 illustrations in the text, by Eric Kennington, Paul Nash, William Roberts, Blair Hughes-Stanton and others; folding maps and pictorial endpapers. Subscribers, or "Cranwell" edition, one of 170 complete copies, so inscribed by Lawrence. 4to., original red morocco gilt, the covers decorated with a sparse geometrical design of single gilt and blind rules, with composite corner panels of repeated quatrefoil tools, spine lettered in one of six panels, the other panels with a complementary design, by Robert de Coverly & Sons. T.e.g., fore and lower edges uncut. No Place, [London, Privately Printed].
LANDER Sarah West (1863)
Spectacles for Young Eyes. BostonEnquire
First edition. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title-page. 6 engraved plates plus numerous wood-cuts in text. Original mauve cloth with gilt pictorial cover vignette, spine faded. Lacks front free endpaper. Very good otherwise. viii,9-202,14 ads. pp. Boston, Walker, Wise & Co,
ZIMMERMANN E.A.W. von (1808)
Taschenbuch der ReisenEnquire
oder unterhaltende Darstellung der Endeckungen des 18ten Jahrhunderts, in Rucksicht der Lander Menschen und Productenkunde.
First edition. Folding map, frontispiece and 11 plates (6 folding). 16mo. Original illustrated boards, shelf worn. xvi, 288pp. Leipzig, Gerhard Fleisher,
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).
BURGESS Thomas (1809)
The Arabick Alphabet; or, an easy introduction to the reading of Arabick. For the use of Hebrew studentsEnquire
First edition. 12mo. Modern half calf, black morocco label to spine, gilt, some contemporary ms. annotation in ink & ownership inscription to title-page "A Bertir August 5 1829." [vi], [ii], 20pp. Newcastle, S. Hodgson, and sold by W.H. Lunn, London
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.,
CORVINUS PRESS. ; LAWRENCE T.E (1937)
The Diary kept by T.E. Lawrence while Travelling in Arabia during 1911Enquire
Illustrated after photographs by Lawrence, complete with tissues, and with the half-page illustration by Eric Kennington in gold and black. One of only 40 numbered copies on Medway paper. 4to., original limp vellum, lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, gilt corvine design to lower cover, white silk ties intact, t.e.g., others uncut, original card slipcase, modern folding box. Corvinus Press.
BEHN Aphra (1673)
The Dutch Lover:Enquire
a Comedy, acted at the Dukes Theatre.
First Edition. Small 4to (200 x 135mm). , 96, 87-88,  pp. Title-page dusty and slightly creased, browned throughout, small tear in the lower blank inner margin of a2, catchword very slightly cut into on B1 (recto), some leaves cut slightly unevenly (but without obscuring the text). Vellum-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt to spine, marbled edges (vellum a little dirty but otherwise fine).
London: for Thomas Dring, 1673
VARLO Charles (1786)
The Essence of Agriculture, bring a regular system of husbandry, through all its branches suited to the Climate and lands of Ireland. A table delineated that 150 acres will clear yearly four hundred and two pounds sterling. . With the Author's twelve months tour thro' AmericaEnquire
First edition. Folding table. 8vo. Fine contemporary mottled calf, upper cover slightly sunned. [viii], 283, , 1-124pp. London, for the author,
RUEFF Jakob (1637)
The Expert MidwifeEnquire
or, an excellent and most necessary treatise of the generation and birth of man. Wherein is contained many very notable and necessary particulars requiste to be knowne and practised: with divers apt and usefull figures appropriated to this worke. Also the causes, signed and various cures, of the most principall maladies and infirmities incident to women. Six bookes compiled in Latine by the industry of James Rueff, a learned and expert chirurgion: and now translated into Englishf for the generall good and benefit of this Nation.
First Edition in English. Small 4to (176 x 140mm). , 192, 120pp., thirty-six woodcuts in the text of which six are full-page. Title-page a little dusty and very slightly chipped at the edges, some spotting in places throughout and with some worming in the inner margins (occasionally touching a couple of letters but not obscuring the meaning), two small pasted tabs of paper in the blank lower margin of D6 [possibly from an old shelf label), edges of final three leaves a little chipped. Contemporary sheep, covers ruled in blind, smooth spine ruled in blind, red edges, pastedowns unstuck revealing a 17th-century manuscript legal document used as binder's waste at the front and end (spine worn and torn, corners and edges rubbed and bumped, covers scuffed).
London: printed by E[dward]. G[riffin] for S[imon] B[urton] and are to be sold by Thomas Alchorn, 1637
HAYWOOD Mrs Eliza (1753)
The History of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy. In Three Volumes. By the Author of The History of Betsy ThoughtlessEnquire
First edition. 3 volumes. 12mo. [Text: 165 x 95 mm]. [4 (1st leaf half-title / advertisement)], iv, 288; [4 (1st leaf half-title / advertisement)], iv, 269, [1 (blank)]; [4 (1st leaf half-title / advertisement)] iv, 311, [1 (advertisement)] pp. Text lightly browned / spotted throughout. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, morocco labels (short cracks at the head of the joints of Vols. 1 & 2; board edges worn).
London: for T. Gardiner,
SMYTHIES Susan (1754)
The History of Lucy Wellers. Written by a Lady. In Two VolumesEnquire
First Edition. 2 vols. 12mo. [Text: 162 x 100 mm]. An attractive copy, despite light browning / foxing throughout and a few minor defects: diagonal closed tear from the inner margin in a blank portion of the title of Vol. 1 (repaired on the verso), first few leaves sprung from the sewing at the foot, small ink stain on leaf M2 and sheet F sprung from the sewing; leaves K6 and K7 in Vol. 2 stained, and lower corner torn from leaf M11 with loss of catchword and three words of text and small tear to leaf P2 and a small piece of one word on the final page stuck to the flyleaf opposite. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, morocco labels (marbled paper rubbed, board-edges worn).
London: for R. Baldwin, 1754
CLARKSON Thomas (1808)
The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British ParliamentEnquire
First edition. 2 vols. Folding chronological map of slavery, the famous large folding aquatint plate depicting the plan of a slave ship, & one other plate depicting leg irons. 8vo. A very good copy in period-style quarter calf, some light foxing as usual. iv, 572; ii, 592pp. London, Longman, Hurst et al,
DODDS James (1866)
The Hudson's Bay Company, its Positions and Prospects. The Substance of an Address, Delivered at a Meeting of the Shareholders, in the London Tavern, on the 24th January, 1866Enquire
Second Thousand. Folding map, printed in colour. 8vo. Original green printed wrappers, a little soiled. iv, 77pp. [1pp. Notice to Shareholders]. London, Edward Stanford & A. H. Baily,
FOSTER Robert (1838)
The North American Indian Doctor: or nature's method of curing and preventing disease according to the IndiansEnquire
First edition. 12mo. Contemporary cloth backed marbled boards, rubbed, browning and foxing throughout. Good. 154, pp. Canton, Ohio, Printed for the Author,
FISHER Irving (1911)
The Purchasing Power of Money. Its Determination and Relation to Credit Interest and CrisesEnquire
First edition. 8vo (220 x 158mm). xxii, , 505, , [6, publishers advertisements], pp., with two folding tables. Original green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, boards with single blind filet border (spine slightly faded and gently rubbed at head and tail, ownership inscription neatly erased from front free endpaper, an excellent copy overall). New York, The MacMillan Company.
BEARDSLEY Aubrey (1896)
The Savoy. An Illustrated QuarterlyEnquire
Edited by Arthur Symons and Beardsley. Literary contributions from Yeats, Conrad, G.B. Shaw, and others. Numerous illustrations by Beardsley; other illustrations by Charles Conder, Charles Shannon, Max Beerbohm, Walter Sickert and others. 3 volumes. First edition in book form. 4to., original blue cloth elaborately blocked in gilt, uncut. London, Leonard Smithers.
LAWRENCE T.E (1938)
"The Schwartz Packet"Enquire
Forged manuscript of T.E. Lawrence's A Study of James Elroy Flecker. 3 pages of manuscript, written in black ink on thin typing paper, 2 leaves of which have carbon typing purporting to be transcripts of letters from Hussein Ibn Ali and General Wilson. Bound with blanks in quarter niger morocco with cloth sides, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Supposedly written in 1919, but in fact c.
DANA Richard Henry (1841)
The Seaman's Manual; containing a treatise on practical seamanship, with plates; a dictionary of sea termsEnquire
First English edition. Five plates. 8vo. A very good copy in publisher's green blindstamped cloth, spine gilt, small chip to headcap, plates spotted. xii, 264pp. London, Edward Moxon,
JEVONS W.S (1871)
The Theory of Political EconomyEnquire
First edition. 8vo (230 x 150mm). xvi, 267, , pp. Original brick red pebble-grain cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, boards panelled in blind, edges untrimmed, black coated endpapers (extremities gently rubbed, the cloth otherwise bright and unworn; booksellers ticket of J.L. Beijers to the front pastedown, front and rear endpapers foxed, with some further intermittent foxing throughout; an excellent copy overall). London and New York, MacMillan and Co.
GOLDSMITH Oliver (1766)
The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale. Suposed to be written by HimselfEnquire
First Edition. 2 vols. 8vo. [iv], 214, [2 (blank)]; [ii], 223, [1 (blank)] pp. Text very lightly and evenly browned, occasional minor spots. Later 18th-Century mottled calf, smooth spines panelled and tooled in gilt with red morocco title-labels and small circular number-labels, spot-marbled endpapers, red edges (joints neatly repaired; endleaves of Vol. II foxed). Full red morocco pull-off box by Riviere & Son.
Salisbury: by B. Collins, for F. Newbery,
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,
Ulyssea. Batrachomyomachia. Hymni. XXXIIEnquire
Woodcut Aldine device on title page and verso of final leaf. 2-6 line initial spaces, all with guide letters. Greek type throughout, except preface and register in Roman type.
8vo (165 x 105mm). 251, ff. Modern vellum, red edges (vellum a little soiled, some corners uncut).
Venice, In Aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri,
MICHAUX François André (1804)
Voyage à l'Ouest des Monts Alléghanys, dans les états de l'Ohio du Kentucky et du Tennessée, et retour à Charleston par les Hautes-Carolines; contenant des détails sur l'état actuel de l'agriculture.ainsi que des renseigmenets sur les rapports commerciaux qui existent entre ces états et ceux situés à l'est des montagnes et la Basse-Louuisiane, etcEnquire
First edition. Half title, large folding engraved map dated 1804. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed paper old boards, ms. annotations in pencil. , vi, 312pp. Paris, Levrault, Schoell et Compagnie, de l'imprimerie de Crapelet, An XII -
LUTKE EXPEDITION ; KITTLITZ Baron (1836)
Voyage autour de MondeEnquire
... sur la Corvette Le Séniavine, dans les années 1826, 1827, 1828 et 1829, sous le commendemant de Frédéric Lutké ... Partie Nautique ...
Second French edition. 9 maps, plus 1 extra folding map, 6 coastal profiles (5 folding). 4to. Half sheep over red pebble-grain cloth, spine gilt, rebacked with original spine laid down, bookplate to front pastedown, ms ink ownership inscription to title-page and annotations in ink and pencil throughout the text. [iv], x, 343, , [2 errata]pp. St. Petersbourg, C. Hintze,
MEARES John (1790)
Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789 from China to the North West Coast of AmericaEnquire
To which are prefixed an Introductory Narrative of a Voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the Ship Nootka; Observations on the probable existence of a North West Passage, and some Account of the Trade between the North West Coast of America and China, and the Latter Country and Great Britain.
First edition. 4 stipple portraits, 3 folding & 7 single sheet engraved charts, 7 engraved views, 6 of which are aquatints (4 of these folding), and 7 aquatint coastal profiles (4 of these folding). 4to. Handsome contemporary calf, elaborately gilt, Macclesfield bookplates to front pastedown and free endpaper, some minor toning and spotting. viii, [xii], xcvi, 372, [42, 64]pp. London, Logographic Press,
MEACHAM Hon. A. B (1876)
Wi-Ne-Ma. (The Woman-Chief) and Her PeopleEnquire
First edition. 14 plates. 8vo. Original brown publishers cloth with gilt title to upper board and blind ornamental border, light shelfwear, corners rubbed, one with board showing at edge, internally clean with old bookseller's label to front pastedown, very good. 168pp. Hartford, American Publishing Company,
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,