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YEATS Jack Butler (1908-1913)
Hand-coloured and black-and-white illustrations throughout by Jack B. Yeats. 84 monthly numbers, each one of 300 copies, all published. First to Seventh Years, comprising a complete set of the First Series. Each number a single Large 8vo. folded sheet of 4 pages. Dundrum, The Dun Emer Press (first number only) and The Cuala Press. June 1908 to May 1913.
DICKENS Charles (1843)
A Christmas Carol. In ProseEnquire
4 hand coloured etched illustrations by John Leech, 4 wood engraved illustrations by W.J.Linton. First edition, first issue, half title, advert leaf. Small 8vo, original brown cloth, lettered in gilt, gilt floral decoration to the front cover, a.e.g. London, Chapman and Hall.
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.
TRAPHAM Thomas, M.D (1679)
A discourse of the state of health in the Island of JamaicaEnquire
with a provision therefore Calculated from the Air the Place and the Water: the Customs and Manners of the Living.
First edition. Small 8vo. Nineteenth century morocco, rebacked the original spine, gilt, laid-down, eighteenth century ownership signature in pencil on title page of J. Taverner, M.D., with occasional early pen and pencil mark in the margins, a.e.g. [xvi], 149, ads.pp. London, R. Boulter,
HARRIS John (1705)
A Geographical and Historical Account of the Principality of Catalonia, and Earldom of BarcelonaEnquire
First edition. Folding map. Small 4to. Original paper backed boards, title inked to spine, Macclesfield bookplates to front pastedown, small closed tear to map. 63, pp. London, J. Nutt,
LEO AFRICANUS (1600)
A Geographical Historie of AfricaEnquire
Written in Arabicke and Italian by Iohn Leo a More, borne in Granada, and brought up in Barbarie. Wherein he hath at large described, not onely the qualities, situations, and true distances of the regions, cities, townes, mountaines, rivers, and other places throughout all the north and principall partes of Africa; but also the descents and families of their kings, the causes and events of their warres, with their manners, customes, religions, and civile government, and many other memorable matters: gathered partly out of his own diligent observations, and partly out of the ancient records and Chronicles of the Arabians and Mores. Before which, out of the best ancient and moderne writers, is prefixed a generall description of Africa, and also a particular treatise of all the maine lands and Iles undescribed by Iohn Leo. ... Translated and collected by Iohn Pory, lately of Gonevill and Caius College in Cambridge.
First Edition in English. Folding engraved map. Large 8vo. Nineteenth century calf, rebacked. , 420pp. London, [Eliot's Court Press] Imp. Georg. Bishop,
FLEMISH ARTIST (1500])
A kneeling Dominican nun, a full illuminated leaf on vellum probably from a prayerbook.[Low Countries (probably Belgium), cEnquire
Size: 148mm. by 96mm.
Full-page miniature with a kneeling nun in Dominican habit, her hands pressed together in prayer and her eyes focussed on a point on the facing page (presumably the beginning of the text), in a rural scene with delicate flowers and tufts of grass, and a series of late medieval walls, buildings, a stream and a wooded hill in the background, a coat-of-arms hanging by a red leather strap with gold buckle on the tree to the left: coupé gules and or, a bird argent in the upper compartment, all within a striking border of deep blue with liquid gold hairstrokes picking out a column and an arch (some minor flaking of paint with only significant losses to the hem of her habit).
GRELOT Guillaume-Joseph.; PHILLIPS John translator (1683)
A Late Voyage to Constantinople:Enquire
containing an exact Description of the Propontis and Hellespont, with the Dardanels, and what else is remarkable in those Seas; as also of the city of Constantinople, wherein is particulaly describ'd the Grand Seraglio and chief Mosquees. Likewise an Account of the Ancient and present State of the Greek Church; with the Religion and Manner of Worship of the Turks, their Ecclesiastical Government, their Courts of Justice, and civil Employments. Illustrated with curious and exact Draughts of the Hellespont, Propontis, Constantinople, the Sergalio, Sancta Sophia, and other chief Mosquees, with the several postures of the Turks during Prayer-time; in Fourteen Copper-Plates. The exactness whereof is attested by severall famous Travellers. The like never done before. Published by command of the French King, by Monsieur William Joseph Grelot: Made English by J. Philips.
First Edition in English. Engraved portrait of Mahomet IV and eight folding engraved plates, six full-page engraved illustrations in the text. 8vo. The Macclesfield copy, contemporary pannelled calf, back gilt. , 243,  pp.
London: by John Playford, and are to be sold by Henry Bonwicke,
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,
MAXWELL James (1613)
A Monument of Remembrance, erected in Albion, in honor of the magnificent departure from Britannie, and honourable receiving in Germany, namely at Heidelberge, of the two most Nobles Princes Fredericke, First Prince of the Imperiall bloud, sprung from glorious Charlemaigne, Count Palatine of Rhine, Duke of Bavier, Elector and Arch-sewer of the holy Romane Empire, and Knight of the Renowned order of the Garter. & Elizabeth Infanta of Albion, Princesse Palatine, and Dutchesse of Bavier, the onely Daughter of our most gratious Soveraigne Lord Charles-James, and of his most Noble and vertuous Wife, Queene Anne. Both of them being almost in one and the same degree of lineall descent from 25 Emperours of the East and West, of Romanes, Greekes, and Germans, and from 30 Kings of divers countries. By Iames MaxwellEnquire
The Britwell Court copy of a rare prophetic poem
First Edition. Small 4to. [Text: 190 x 145 mm]. pp. Text lightly browned and with a light dampstain near the end; closed tear [40mm long] from the inner margin of E1-4 neatly repaired. Engraved portrait of Frederick V as King of Bohemia by Crispin vander Passe inserted as a frontispiece. Early 19th-Century plain calf, spine lettered in gilt (joints slightly rubbed). Early 20th-Century dark-blue morocco pull-off box by Riviere.
London: by Nicholas Okes, for Henry Bell,
STEVENS John editor and translator.; LAWSON John (1708-)
A New Collection of Voyages and Travels: with Historical Accounts of Discoveries and Conquests in all Parts of the World. None of them ever before Printed in English; being now first Translated from the Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, Portuguese and other LanguagesEnquire
1. LEONARDO Y ARGENSOLA, Bartolome Juan. The Discovery and Conquest of the Molucco and Philippine Islands, 1708. [Map and 3 plates.]
2. LAWSON, John. A New Voyage to Carolina, Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of that Country, together with the present State thereof. And a Journal of a Thousand Miles, Travel’d thro’ several Nations of Indians. Giving a particular Account of their Customs, Manners &c, 1709. [Folding map and a plate, with advert for Argensola at end.]
3. CIEZA DE LEON, Pedro. The Seventeen Years Travels... Through... Peru, 1709. [Map and 3 cuts in the text.]
4. MOUETTE, Germain. The Travels... In the Kingdoms of Fez and Morocco During his Eleven Years Captivity in those Parts, 1710. [No title to this part, map.]
5. TEIXEIRA, Pedro. The Travels...from India to Italy by Land, 1710. [No title to this part.]
6. ALMEIDA, Manuel de. The Travels of the Jesuits in Ethiopia [Attributed to Balthazar Telles], 1710. [Folding map.]
7. CAUCHE, Francis. A Voyage to Madagascar, 1710. [No title to this work.]
First edition. 7 parts in 4 volumes. 5 plates (one folding) and 5 maps (4 folding). 4to. The Macclesfield copy in contemporary panelled calf, headcaps a trifle worn, the label of volume two (Lawson) defective and lacking the label of volume 3, but overall an entirely unrestored and unsophisticated copy. Teixiera, Mouette & Cauche with drophead titles only, those of Teixiera and Mouette beginning on quire b. [viii], 260, ; [vi], 258, ; [viii], 244, , 116, , 81, ; [iv], 264, , 77, pp. London, Printed and Sold by J. Knapton,
IRWIN Eyles (1780)
A Series of Adventures in the Course of a voyage up the Red-Sea, on the Coasts of Arabia and Egypt;Enquire
and of a Route through the Desarts of Thebais, hitherto unknown to the European Traveller, in the Year MDCCLXXVII. In letters to a Lady.
Second edition. Three folding maps and three plates. 4to. Contemporary full calf, spine elaborately gilt, red morocco label, plates toned and offset, Macclesfield bookplates to front pastedown and free endpaper, else fine. xvi, 400pp. London, J. Dodsley,
BURGOYNE Lieut-Gen. John (1780)
A State of the Expedition from CanadaEnquire
as laid before the House of Commons... with a Collection of authentic Documents, and an addition of many Circumstances which were prevented from appearing before the House by the Propagation of Parliament.
First edition. 6 engraved folding charts. 4to. A very fine copy in contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt, red morocco label, Macclesfield bookplates to front pastedown and endpaper. viii, 140, lxii, [1ad]pp. London, J. Almon,
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]
SHEPEARD Rev. H (1857)
A Vindication of the Clergy Daughter's School and of the Rev. W. Carus Wilson, from the Remarks in "The Life of Charlotte Bronte"Enquire
First edition. 8vo., original printed wrappers, sewn as issued, housed in a modern folding chemise. Kirkby Lonsdale, Robert Morphet, and London, Seeley, Jackson and Halliday.
COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE. ; COOK Capt. James (1779)
A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. In which is included Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the ShipsEnquire
First edition. 2 vols. 4to. Folio atlas. Portrait frontispiece of Cook & 62 other plates 4to. Contemporary tree calf, spines elaborately gilt, Macclesfield book plates to front pastedown and endpapers. London, Strahan & Cadell,
JOACHIM OF FIORE and others (1516)
Abbas Ioachim magnus propheta, Hec subiecta in hoc continentur libello, Expositio magni p[ro]phete Ioachim, in libru[m] beati Cirilli de magnis tribulationib[us] [et] statu sancte m[at]ris ecclesie .Venice, Lazzaro SoardiEnquire
Woodcut on title and 73 fine text woodcuts (some repeats), and Soardi's device at the end.
4to (205 x 150mm). 76ff. Fine mid-19th century blue/green morocco by Niédrée, richly gilt in 17th century style.
CARLS Francisco Henrique ()
Album de Pernambuco e seus ArrabalesEnquire
First edition. Chromolithographic title-page, prospectus leaf and 48 chromo-lithographs. Oblong 4to. Original green blindstamped cloth, front board and spine stamped in gilt, a little rubbed, stain to front board near the foire-edge, some light scattered foxing to plates. Housed in a clamshell case, leather label. Brazil, F.H. Carls,
UNKNOWN CHINESE AUTHOR (1850s)
Album of the Miao PeopleEnquire
72 watercolours (each measuring 21.5x18cm) with adjacent text (measuring 21.5x18cm). Oblong folio (measuring 47x26cm) bound in contemporary blue cloth. Minor wear and dust-staining, occasional colour oxidisation (particularly affecting some of the faces), but overall a very good copy. N.p., n.d., but ca.
ALMANACH ROYAL (1770)
Almanach Royal, année MDCCLXX presenté a sa Majesté pour la premiere fois en 1699.Paris, chez le BretonEnquire
8vo (205 x 130mm). Contemporary green morocco, narrow gilt floral border on covers, central gilt arms of Duc de Montmorency, spine decorated in compartments, gilt endpapers, g.e. (spine a little faded).
ALMANACH ROYAL (1781)
Almanach Royal, année MDCCLXXXI a sa Majesté pour la premiere fois en 1699.Paris, par d'HouryEnquire
8vo (205 x 125mm). Contemporary French red morocco, fine wide Dubuisson plaque enclosing arms of Billarderie, comte de Angiviller, spine gilt in compartments with central fleur-de-lys, blue silk endpapers, Larcher's 'Teste Noire' ticket, g.e.
ALMANACH ROYAL (1746)
Almanach Royal, annee M DCC XLVI. Paris, veuve D'Houry & Le BretonEnquire
8vo (198 x 125mm). 442pp. Contemporary French red morocco, covers with fine ornate floral border roll, central arms of Jean-Francois Joly de Fleury, spine gilt in compartments with central fleur-de-lys stamp, superb gilt decorated endpapers.
NIETZSCHE Friedrich (1886 & 1891)
Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein buch fur Alle und Keinen. . In drei TheilenEnquire
First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo. 114, , 103, ;  119, , pp., frontispiece portrait. 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.
COOK Capt. James &; HAWKESWORTH John (1773)
An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow and the EndeavourEnquire
First edition, first issue. 3 vols. 4to. 29 charts & 23 plates. Full contemporary calf, red & green morocco labels to spine, spines richly gilt, Macclesfield bookplates to front pastedowns. xxxvi, 676; xv, [i], 410; -799, pp. London, Strahan & Cadell,
MEDHURST Walter Henry (1848)
An Inquiry into the proper mode of rendering the word God in translating the Sacred Scriptures into the Chinese LanguageEnquire
First edition. Chinese characters interspersed throughout the text. 8vo. New paper boards, printed paper label on spine. Partly foxed and browned, overall still a good copy. Ex-libris of John Lawson on front free pastedown. [ii], 170pp. Shanghae, Printed at the Mission Press,
SAMS Joseph (1839)
Ancient Egypt. Objects of Antiquity, forming part of the extensive and rich collection from Ancient Egypt, brought to England by, & now in the possession of, J. SamsEnquire
Sole edition. Lithograph title-page & 33 lithograph mainly hand-coloured plates. Small folio. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, rebacked, spine gilt, black morocco label to upper board. London, Executed for, & under the immediate Inspection of the Proprietor,
PHILBY Harry St. John Bridger (1952)
First edition. Folding map in a pocket at end. Illustrated throughout. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt, with original pictorial dustrwapper, minor reinforcement behind nicks at head of spine, else an excellent copy. xiv, 771pp. Ithaca, Cornell University Press,
BIBLE, Latin (1579)
Bibliorum codex sacer et authenticus, testamenti utriusque veteris & novi, ex hebraea & graeca veritate, quam proxime ad literam quidem fieri potuit, fidelissime translatus in linguam Latinam. [the OT in the version of Santes Pagninus, and the NT in the version of Theodore Beza, who has also written the preface addressed to Christian Readers]Zurich, Christopher FroschauerEnquire
Fine Froschouer ‘frog’ device on title coloured in red ink wash, 4 woodcut maps (Garden of Eden, the Wanderings of the Jews, Palestine, eastern Mediterranean) and illustrations in text, concentrated in the Old Testament.
4to (245 x 165mm.) , 585, ff, printed in 2 columns. Contemporary binding of vellum over pasteboard, covers once decorated in gilt (now oxidised to black) with a fine ornate centre-piece within a rolled border of columns, floral corners pieces, flat spine decorated in four compartments, yapp edges (lacks silk ties).
BIRCHEROD Jens, Bishop of Aalborg (1704)
Breviarium equestre seu de. equestri ordine elephantino ejusq;origine, progressu,ac splendore hodierno tractatus, collectus ex antiquis diplomatibus. praecipue autem ex. manuscripto Iuari Hertzolmii codice, etc.Copenhagen: ex reg. majest. & universit. typographeoEnquire
folio (350 x 240mm.) , 104, [2(errata)]p., 14 numbered full-page plates (I-XIV; one folding), engravings in text, engraved head-piece on p. 1, contemporary calf, spine gilt
YEATS W.B (1935)
Broadsides. A Collection of New Irish and English SongsEnquire
First edition. Second series. Songs by W.B. Yeats, James Stephens, F.R. Higgins, Frank O'Connor, Lynn Doyle, Bryan Guinness and Padraic Colum. Illustrated by Jack Yeats, Victor Brown, Sean O'Sullivan, E.C. Peet, Harry Kernoff and Maurice McGonigal. With music by Arthur Duff. Small folio. Original quarter linen, printed label on upper cover dust jacket. Dublin, the Cuala Press.
CUALA PRESS (1937)
Broadsides. A Collection of New Irish and English SongsEnquire
Third series. Songs by W.B. Yeats, W.J. Turner, Oliver Gogarty, Hilaire Belloc, Dorothy Wellesley, James Stephens, Edith Sitwell, Frank O'Connor, Gordon Bottomley, F.R. Higgins, Padraic Colum and Walter de la Mare. Illustrated by Jack Yeats, Victor Brown, Harry Kernoff and Maurice McGonigal. With music by W.J. Turner, Arthur Duff, Edmund Dulac, Frank Liebich, Hilda Matheson, Art O'Murnaghan, and Hilaire Belloc. Small folio. Original quarter linen, printed label on upper cover. Dublin, the Cuala Press.
BOWLES William Augustus.; BICKERSTAFF Isaac (1790)
By Desire of the Cherokee Chiefs. Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden . December 11, 1790, Will be presented a Comic Opera of Love in a VillageEnquire
Printed broadside on laid paper measuring 212 by 258mm. Tipped onto contemporary coarse brown paper, which is in turn tipped onto contemporary coarse blue paper (presumably from some sort of album). Very good, some scattered foxing, '59' in ms. ink to top right-hand corner. London, December,
BRISCOE W. B (1786)
Clerimont, or Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of Mr. B******. (Written by Himself). Interspersed with Original Anecdotes of living CharactersEnquire
First & Only Edition. 8vo. [vi], , 8-351, [1 (blank)] pp. A few corners creased. Contemporary plain sheep, red morocco spine label (upper joint cracking but firm, lower joint slightly cracked at head and tail, corners worn).
Liverpool: by Charles Wosencroft,
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,
PLAUTUS Titus Maccius (1511)
Comoediae XX. Venice, Lazarus Soardus, 14 AugustEnquire
Woodcut title-border, full-page woodcut of an actor addressing an audience on aa10v, 316 composite scene woodcuts, and white-on-black printer's device at end, woodcut initials throughout.
Folio (312 x 210mm). CCXXVIII, CLXXXIX ff.(lacks final blank). 18th century calf, covers panelled with blind fillets and a large ornamental roll, spine gilt in compartments, r.e. (light wear to extremities, one or two small wormholes to the spine).
NORTH CHINA HERALD EXTRAORDINARY. ; ELGIN James Bruce Lord (1860)
Convention & Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and China, with Tariff & Rules. 1860Enquire
Proclamation... First edition thus. Folio. Folded. Minor dust-staining but overall a very good copy. 11pp. Shanghai, North China Herald, 6th December,
YOUNG Captain Allen (1876)
Cruise of the PandoraEnquire
"Extracts" from the Private Journal.
Privately issued. Folding map and 12 photographs. 8vo. A fine copy in original royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, some very minor rubbing to tips. viii, 90pp. London, William Clowes & Sons,
BIBLE New Testament, German (1528)
Das New Testame[n]t, so durch L. Emser saelige vteuscht : vnd des Durchlewchte Hochgeborne Furste vn Herre George hertzogen zu SachssenEnquire
(Bound with:) Annotationes des hochgelerten und Christlichen doctors Hieronymi Emßers seligen/ über Luthers new Testament/ und dem newen Testament/ so Emßer verteuschet hat/ durch ein ineinander verzeychnung angeknöpfft.
(Freiberg, Johannes Faber) 1529
I. Title with fine woodcut with arms of Saxony, repeated on f. 10r and verso of final leaf of pt. 2, Register in red and black, woodcut shields on f. 24v, half-page woodcut of Emser kneeling before Christ (repeated twice), 11 full-page woodcuts (one repeat) and 21 large woodcuts for the Apocalypse; large ornamental woodcuts and initials.
8vo (152 x 102mm). 25 (lacks blank), CCLII, CCXI, ff; 140ff. Late 16th century blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, panelled with outer border of medallion heads and foliage, inner panel of ornamental rolls, clasps and catches intact.
[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.
TOCQUEVILLE Alexis de (1835)
De La Démocratie En AmériqueEnquire
Two Volumes. 8vo (227 x 149mm). , 387, ; , 447, , pp., with one hand-coloured folding lithographed map. Uncut and with the original upper wrappers bound-in. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to upper wrappers of both volumes, browning throughout to varying degrees. Half blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine with four single raised bands, panels two and four lettered in gilt, the rest with gilt fleur-de-lis, gilt initials 'H.B.B.' on the upper boards, marbled endpapers, with the original binders' tickets of McNamee, Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the front pastedown of the first volume and front free endpaper of the second (spines lightly sunned, corners slightly rubbed).
De libero arbitrio diatribe (graece), sive collatio. Basle, apud Ioannem Frobenium, September 1524. [Bound with:] LUTHER (Martin). De servo arbitrio, ad D. Erasmum Roterodamum. Wittemberg, (apud Iohannem Lufft, April)Enquire
I. Froben's device on title-page with a larger version on verso of final leaf. II. Title within fine one-piece woodcut border.
Sm. 8vo. (162 x 105mm.). ff; 338pp. ff. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, upper cover with narrow decorative roll with initials "I.S.", centre panelled by blind fillets and decorated with fleurons and inner roll, lower cover with wide ornamental border with centre made up of repeated narrow vertical roll, spine with three raised bands, compartments decorated with small tools, remains of clasps and catches, title lettered in ink on upper cover, initial "T" on fore-edge, sprinkled edges, fragments of medieval manuscript used as binder's waste, (front fly-leaf removed, lower cover rubbed).
FERNEL Jean (1528)
De proportionibus libri duo. Prior, qui de simplici proportione est… Posterior, ipsas proportiones comparat: earumque rationes colligitEnquire
Folio (295 x 200mm.) ff. , 24., title within a fine strap work border, marginal diagrams, modern calf-backed paper boards
Paris: Simon de Colines,
RSDRP. ; LENIN Vladimir Ilyich (1910-1911)
Diskussionyi Listok. Supplement du Social-Démocrate Nos. 1-3Enquire
First editions. Three Issues (all published). Small quarto (300 x 210 mm). 8; 30, ; 26, pp. Original printed wrapper. Very good unsophisticated copies, sheets uncut and loosely folded, with some minor edgewear and creasing.
Paris, Rossiiskaia Sotsial-Demokraticheskaia Rabochaia Partiia.
HELDING Johannes ()
Dis[s]ertatio academica Mauritaniam seu regna Fes-Maroccanum et Algier, succinte delineans qvam ex consensu ampliss:æ facul:tis philos:æ in Reg. Acad. UpsalEnquire
praeside viro celeberrimo m. Haraldo Wallerio, geom. prof. reg. & ord. ad publicum examen modeste defert Johannes Heldingh. Holm. In aud. gust. maj. anno 1699, die [15, hand written] febr. horis ante merid. solitis.
First edition. 4to. In a recent period-style panelled calf binding, blind tooling. Red label and gilt tooling to spine. Some soiling on last few leaves. Scattered contemporary minor corrections in ink in text, inscribed for ”Mons: Andr. Hesselius” in lower margin of title page. (8), 40 pp. Holmiæ [=Stockholm], impressa literis Wankifvianis,
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.
CICERO Marcus Tullius (1470)
Epistolae ad Brutum, ad Quintum fratrem, ad Atticum. Add: Francesco Petrarca: Epistola ad Ciceronem; Cornelius Nepos: Vita Attici.Venice, Nicolaus JensonEnquire
Large illuminated opening white-vine initial 'C' in gold and colours, initials in red and blue of various sizes, one or two with additional penwork, some corrected and overlaid presumably at the time; spaces left for greek letter.
Folio (305 x 220 mm). 182 leaves (last blank). Early 18th century English panelled red morocco, covers with double gilt fillet, inner frame of fillets, decorative alternating fleur-de-lys and fleuron roll, large flower tools at corners, spine richly gilt in compartments and lettered not only with the title but also the printer's name, small paper label at head (spine faded, joints starting at head and foot, extremities rubbed).
MONTAIGNE Michel de (1582)
Essajs de Michel, seigneur de Montaigne, chevalier de l'ordre du roy, & gentil-homme ordinaire de sa chambre, maire & gouuerneur de Bourdeaus. Edition seconde, reveuë & augmentéeEnquire
8vo (150 x 95mm.) , 806,  pp. French late 19th century green morocco, spine lettered in gilt, inner edges gilt, g.e.
LABRUZZI Carlo (1796])
Figure fatte da cinque punti obbligati. Right Hon.ble Countess of Bessbourough [sic]Enquire
Folio, complete set of 13 etchings printed in sanguine on laid paper, sheet 415 x 293 mm, plate mark 230 x 197 mm., each plate with loosely inserted original guard paper (laid paper) on which 5 dark pencil? points have been marked (see below); in excellent condition, crisp and clean, with fine impressions; bound in contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards, modest flat gilt spine, a little rubbed, front cover with green morocco label, decorated in gilt and lettered ‘LEBZELTERN’, which alludes to ownership of Ludwig von Lebzeltern (1774-1854).
HALDEMAN Joe (2008)
Forever Peace: To Stop War, PoemEnquire
Copy 'A' of five lettered copies, with an additional 25 numbered copies. 9 Aquatint etchings in colour and black and white by Judith Clute, each signed, along with an additional print of 'Condemned' loosely tipped in, signed and marked 'AP.' Signed by artist and author on colophon. 29 x 39cm. Original paste paper boards by Henry Wessels. New Jersey, Temporary Culture.
EMILIO Paolo, of Verona (1574)
Frantzösischer und anderer Nationen mit einlauffender HistorienEnquire
Darzu ist kommen, ein Außfürliche Histori.. deren sachen so under den drey letsten Königen...fürgangen, durch Johan Thomas Frey... zusammen getragen...Dergleichen in Teutscher Sprache nie gesehen un neuwlich auß der Lateinischen zung vertolmetschet, Durch Christian Wurstisen, der mathematick Professor zu Basel. (Arnoldi Ferroni von Burdeaux... eigentliche beschreibung Frantzösischer und anderer mit einlauffender historien... in neun Bücher verfasset... eest jwtzt vertolmetschet durch Christian Wurstisen.) Basel, (Sebastian Henric Petri), 1572 2 parts: ff, dcxiii pp, f(blank); ff, ccclxxvii (lacks a bifolium which was clearly never bound in, ll2-3, pp. cccxcix-ccccii) f. Woodcut device on verso of last leaf; title in red and black, woodcut arms on verso of title, fine calligraphic initials, fine oval portraits of the French kings.
[Bound with:] SERRES (Jean de)
Frantzösische History. Jetz und newlich auß Lateinischer, und Frantzösischer sprach, in unser gemeine Teutsche sprach verteutschet. , 262, ff. (final blank leaf is not part of collation according to VD16) Title printed in red.
[Basel: Samuel Apiarius] 1574.
Two works in one volume. Folio (335 x 235 mm). Contemporary blindtooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, covers panelled by fillets and two ornamental rolls, inner roll of ‘Fides, Spes, Caritas’ and two fine small panel stamps on each cover (see below), central panel stamped with letters coloured in red: "HANS GVN/TER DER VIER/GRAFFE DES/REICHS G[RAF].Z[U].S.[CHWARTSBURG]/ IN DIE LIBRA/REY ZU SUN/DERS HAUSEN/220.127.116.11./G.[RAF] G.[UNTER], clasps and catches (one or two letters upper left retouched, a few small stains).
PERNEDER Andreas (1546)
Gerichlicher Process … Mit ainer Vorrede des …Wolffgang Hunger … (Ingolstadt, gedruckt … durch Alexander Weissenhorn), 1545Enquire
(Bound with:) Sv[m]ma Rolandina … mit einer Vorrede des … Wolffgang Hunger … Ingolstadt, durch Alexander Weissenhorn, 1546.
(Bound with:) SALWECHTER, Jacob. Acervvs exceptionum ivris. Das ist. Ein vast Vberaus nützlich Büchlein, von gerichtlichen Auszögen, Schutz vnd gegenweren, zu Latein vnd Teutsch … Frankfurt, gedruckt … durch Herman Gülfferich,
3 works bound in one vol, folio (300 x 193 mm), ff.  (blank), , XCVII,  (blank); ff. ,  (blank), LIX,  (blank); ff. ,  (blank), , final leaf with woodcut printer’s mark, title-page printed in red and black, some large ornamental wood-cuts in all three works; a fine copy, with many contemporary mss annotations in the text of the last two works, and contemporary mss notes on the front two fly leaves (see below);
Bound in stunning contemporary richly panelled and blind-tooled calf over paste boards, signed by the binder HB from Breslau in an ornamental roll, outer roll-stamped border includes the letter ‘W’ in a shield, the Bohemian double-headed eagle, and the Silesian lion, portrait of St Adalbert, and dated ‘1540’, another roll-stamped border has three contemporary figures in armour and holding swords, two Habsburg rulers, Carolus and Ferdinand, and Andreas de Auria (i.e. Andrea Doria, Italian condottiero), amongst floral ornamentation, (see Haebler I, 39-41, rolls 3, 5, 8), with blindstamped title ‘Gerichtlicher Process’ on top of front cover, in contemporary mss ink below ‘perneders’, and at foot the year ‘MDXLvii’ is blind-stamped, four raised bands to spine which is also richly blind-stamped to an ornamental design, fore-edge stained red with IHS signet, ties missing, top front hinge with small old restoration.
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.
NIETZSCHE Friedrich (1870)
Gratulationsschrift des Paedagogiums zu Basel. Inhalt: Beitrage zur Quellenkunde und Kritik des Laertius DiogenesEnquire
Small 4to. , 36, 7, , pp. With the original blue-green paper wrappers bound-in, but without the scarce half-page correction sheet that was issued loosely inserted. Some occasional spotting, paper repairs to the gutter of pp. 5-6, extending slightly to text, and top corner of final leaf. Quarter cloth over marbled paper covered boards (extremities and boards rubbed, bookplate removed from front pastedown).
Basel, Carl Schultze.
Herodoti libri novemEnquire
Aldine device on title page and verso of final leaf. Initial spaces, all with guide letters. Greek type (Gk. 3).
Folio (308 x 217mm). 140ff (unnumbered). Eighteenth-century Danish binding (in English style), mottled calf over pasteboard, with outer, gilt-tooled border and blind-tooled, polished calf panel with ornamental roll, corner-pieces, and gilt stamped initials 'B. C. R.', and central panel with simple blind fillet, spine richly gilt with coat of arms and monogram of Niels Foss in first and seventh compartments, speckled edges (headcap chipped, joints and extremities rubbed, calf lightly scuffed).
Venice, in domo Aldi, September 1502.
ONCHI Koshiro bookdesign & illustrations.; KITAHARA Tetsuo photographer (1934)
Hiko Kanno [The Sensation of Flight]Enquire
First and only edition. Numerous photographic and abstract colour illustrations. Large 8o. Original decorated boards in original glassine wrapper and slipcase. A fine presentation copy to Hasegawa Kiyoshi signed by Onchi on the title-page. Tokyo, Hanga-so,
ENGLISH SCHOOL ; A.C (1859)
HMS Calypso hove to for a Pilot outside the reef. Honolulu, Oahu Sandwich IslandsEnquire
Watercolour measuring 250 by 355mm. October 9, 1858. [With] Stump of a cocoa nut tree marking the spot where Captain Jas. Cook fell. Watercolour measuring 140 by 195mm. [Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii],
MACHIAVELLI Niccolò (1540)
Il Prencipe di Nicolò Machiavelli, al Magnifico Lorenzo di Piero de MediciEnquire
Woodcut dolphin and anchor device on title page and verso of final leaf. 3-5 line initial spaces, all with guide letters. Italic type.
8vo (152 x 90mm). , 84, ff. Ruled in red ink. 19th century quarter-calf over marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments with label in second, and title lettered in gilt (marbled paper torn and scuffed, wear to corners and edges, joints starting).
MASS OF ST. GREGORY (1480])
Illuminated miniature on vellum, in an arched compartment cut around its frame, from a Book of HoursEnquire
Gregory, the papal saint, kneels celebrating Mass with an attendant as the naked figure of Christ appears to him on the altar surrounded by the Instruments of the Passion.
108 mm. X 60 mm, sixteen lines of text in brown ink in a lettre batarde on the verso.
PHILBY H.St.J ([c. 1919])
'Iraq in War TimeEnquire
First edition. English and Arabic text. Numerous half-tone photographic plates, the majority with multiple images. Small folio. Original green pictorial cloth, gilt; a few small scuffs and stains, corners bumped. A very good copy of a book usually found in poor condition. pp. Basrah, Government Press,
BORDONE Benedetto (1534)
Isolario di . Nel qual si ragiona ditutte l'Isole del mondo, con li lor nomi antichi & moderni, historie, fauole, & modi del loro viuere, & in qual parte del mare stanno, & in qual parallelo & clima giacionoEnquire
Second edition. Four double-page & 108 smaller woodcut maps to text. Folio. Nineteenth-century half vellum over marbled boards, spine gilt with gilt label, bookplate to front pastedown, shelfworn, spine darkened & rubbed, repaired loss to gutter of double-page maps, tape-repairs to leaves 67 & 74, some soiling & foxing. , 74ll. Venice, Nicolo d'Aristotile, June,
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 over marbled boards, marbled edges, spine ruled and lettered in gilt with green morocco label. A fine copy.
Leipzig, C.G. Naumann.
MARION DUFRESNE Marc-Joseph.; ROUX Jean (1773.])
Journal du voyage fait sur le vaisseau du Roi Le Mascarin . pour faire le voyage de l'Isle Taïty ou de Cythère, en faisant la decouverte des Terres Australes, passant à la nouvelle hollande, à nouvelle Zélande, &c. &cEnquire
Manuscript journal in ink in a secretarial hand, paper watermarked "D&C Blauw." Folio. Plain paper wrappers, stitched with green ribbon. Some minor spotting and toning but very good indeed. 64pp. [Probably Le Havre, c.
STEEL Richard A (1906)
Journal of a Visit to Manchuria after the WarEnquire
First and only edition. No. 2 of 86 copies. 3 maps (2 folding), 6 folding views, 3 plates after photographs, one folding diagram. 8vo. Bound in original cloth-backed boards, water-stained, top-right corner sunned. Minor worming, overall still a good copy. Several stamps ('Confidential') and ms. annotations on the front cover. Provenance: "Foreign Dept. Library, Simla", "Government of India, Foreign Office". [iv], ii, 42, [ii], 7pp. Simla, Printed at the Government Monotype Office,
EMANCIPATION OF THE SERFS. ; TSAR ALEXANDER II (1861)
Kratkoe izlozhenie prav i obiazannostei krest'ian i dvorovykh liudei, vyshedshikh iz krepostnoi zavisimostiEnquire
[A brief summary of the rights and duties of peasants and house-serfs relieved from feudal dependency.]
First Edition. 8vo (247 x 167mm). , 37, , pp. Original printed wrappers, stitched as issued. A very good unsophisticated copy, untrimmed and partially unopened, very small illegible purple ink stamp to the lower recto fore-corner of rear wrapper.
St. Petersburg: [No printer named]
Kwmwdéiai ennéea. Comoediae novem (with scholia, ed. Marcus Musurus) Venice: Aldus Manutius, 15 July 1498Enquire
Folio (323 x 212mm). ff, f. k8 and T6 blank (here lacking), 42 lines, Greek type and Roman type (Gk. 1; Gk 2) 18th century Dutch? red morocco, spine titled in gilt (binding rubbed, spine lightly faded)
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,
FAUVEL GOURAUD J.-B.-G (1840)
L'Hercule et la Favorite oula capture de l'Alexandre de Bordeaux, et des Pirates Bordelais, effectuée à New-Port, Rhode-Island, États-Unis de l'Amérique du Nord, le 21 mai 1838Enquire
First edition. 2 vols. Lithograph portrait frontispiece, & a full page illustration ("Le pirate dans sa cellule, à Pontaniou"), plus vignettes. 8vo. Contemporary half sheep over speckled boards, some occasional spotting. xi, [i], 526; 580pp. Paris, Chez l'Auteur,
ERASMUS Desiderius (1534)
Liber cum primis pius, de praeparatione ad mortemEnquire
nunc primum & conscriptus & aeditus. Accedunt aliquot epistolae serijs de rebus, in quibus item nihil est no[n] novum ac recens.Froben printer's device on the title and final page in 2 states (the latter larger), woodcut initials by Urs Graf. Rubricated throughout.
4to (202 x 155mm). 167, pp. Rebound in modern boards covered with a fragment of a printed and rubricated leaf from an early printed Concordance. [Colophon:] Basel: In officina Frobeniana per Hieronymum Frobenium, et Nicolaum Episcopium,
MARET Russell; LOEBER Nancy ()
Linear A to Linear Z, deluxe editionEnquire
With 26 linocuts in black and white. Copy XIV of XX special copies with an additional 70 ordinary copies, bound in quarter white leather over white paper boards by Craig Jensen at Book Lab II, with black linocut on upper board, and with an additional suite of prints housed in a black cloth portfolio, all within a matching black cloth clamshell box. Signed by the printer on the colophon. Fine. [New York], Russell Maret.
MORE Sir Thomas (1563)
Lucubrationes, ab innumeris mendis repurgatae. Utopiae libri II. Progymnasmata. Epigrammata. Ex Lucinao conversa quaedam. Declamatio Lucianicae respondens. Epistolae. Quibus additae sunt duae aliorum Epistolae, de vita, moribus & morte Mori.Basle, Nicolaus Episcopius (Filius)Enquire
Printer's device on title and last leaf, fine full-page woodcut illustration of Utopia on p. 53, ornamental woodcut initials.
8vo (170 x 110mm). ff. 530pp. ff. Contemporary limp vellum with overlapping edges, fine ink lettering along spine "Tomae Mori Opuscula", small paper label at foot numbered "3099', gilt edges (some minor damage at extremities).
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,
PEPYS Samuel ()
Memoires relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England, for Ten Years, Determin'd December 1688Enquire
First Edition. Fine Paper issue. 8vo. [Text: 183 x 116 mm]. ], 214, [18 (last page blank)] pp; folding letterpress table at p. 152. Engraved portrait by Robert White after Godfrey Kneller (fine impression). Vertical crease from a flaw in the paper on pp. 111-112, rust-mark on I6. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with five bands, the second panel lettered in gilt "NAV. / MEM.", the others tooled in gilt; red sprinkled edges (top panel of the spine renewed with most of the original leather preserved; joints and edges rubbed).
London: Anno MDCXC.
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]
HOBBES Thomas (1680])
Memorable Sayings of Mr. Hobbes in his Book and at the TableEnquire
Broadside (Approx 587 x 406mm)., etched portrait of Thomas Hobbes by Wenceslaus Hollar after Jan Baptist Gaspars above two columns of letterpress text. Neatly laid down on a piece of card, slightly cropped at the edges (just touching the first letter of the title but otherwise leaving a decent margin), carefully folded at an early date.
NIETZSCHE Friedrich (1878-1879)
Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie GeisterEnquire
First editions, 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 cloth with 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.
PLUTARCH of Chareonea (1509)
[Moralia] Opuscula LXXXXII. Index Moralium omnium & eorum quae in ipsis tractantur, etc. (ed. Demetius Ducas)(Venice, Aldus Manutius & Andreas Asulanus, March 1509)Enquire
Large 4to. , 1050, pp, Greek and Roman type (Gk 3 (2nd casting), Aldus’ device on title, late 16th-century vellum.
ERASMUS Desiderius and (1514)
Morias Enkomion, id est Stultitiæ laus, Libellus vere aureus, nec minus eruditus, & salutaris, quam festiuus, nuper ex ipsius autoris archetypis diligentissime restitutusEnquire
Historiated woodcut border on title page, one white on black woodcut initial, some Greek type.
4to (198 x 145mm). 53, [1 (blank)] ff. Modern vellum, red edges.
Strasbourg, Matthias Schürer, November
RAE John (1850)
Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847Enquire
Two large folding hand-coloured maps. 8vo. Original green publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Light wear to spine ends and corners. Bookplate on front paste down, embossed stamp on title-page and corner of one map. Very good. viii, 247, , 4,9-12 ads.pp. London,
WILLIAMS Samuel Wells (1859)
Narrative of the American Embassy to Peking, in July, 1859Enquire
First edition. Offprint from the Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 8vo. Bound in modern half-calf, a very good presentation copy from John E. Ward to the Rt. Hon. Lord Lyndhurst. 37pp. [Shanghai],
CHASE Owen (1821)
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket;Enquire
which was attacked and finally destroyed by a large spermaceti-whale, in the Pacific Ocean; with an account of the unparalleled suffering of the captain and crew...
First edition. 8vo. Contemporary sheep. Expertly rebacked to style, red morocco spine label, free endpapers supplied, loss from lower inner corner of pp. 125-6 not affecting text, toning and light staining throughout, bookplate to front pastedown. 128pp. New York, W.B. Gilley,
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.
SAUMAREZ SMITH Romilly; YAHOODA Verdi; APPLEYARD Bryan (2016)
No. 29 of 100 specially bound copies, with an additional 310 copies. 32 Photographs printed in black and white. 8vo., original Melinex and Japanese paper binding with external sewing bands, designed by Charles Gledhill and bound by Book Works, with original gold paper case and bubble envelope. London, Mile End Press and printed by ArtQuarters Press.
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,
CAMPBELL Ken (1986)
Night Feet on EarthEnquire
40 pages printed in four colours from wood-type and zinc plates. Number 25 of 50 signed copies. 4to., painted cloth over stiff boards, the upper black and lower blue, with a regular pattern of dots in white and red, with plain cardboard slipcase. London, Ken Campbell.
FLEMING Ian (1963)
On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceEnquire
First edition, first impression. 8vo. Dark brown cloth, with ski track motif, and lettering on spine. A good copy, browned edges and some soiling to boards, lettering and spine faded and browned, spine slightly tilted, very small spots of soiling to dust-jacket, dust-jacket price clipped. London, Jonathan Cape.
MILL John Stuart (1859)
First Edition. 8vo. 207, , 8, pp. Complete with the publisher's advertisements. Minor paper flaw at the head of title-page. Original purple publishers ribbed cloth, boards ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, publishers terracotta endpapers (spine lightly faded and bumped at head and tail, boards slightly rubbed). A truly exceptional copy, in far better condition than is usually encountered, with minimal fading to the purple dye that so consistently blights other examples.
London, John W. Parker and Son.
Opera. [Edited with a commentary by Christopher Landinus]. Florence, Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 5 AugustEnquire
Folio (271 x 205mm.). 272 leaves (but folios CCXCVIIII and CCXXII duplicated - see below), roman letter. 45 lines of commentary surrounding text. Early 19th century English vellum, spine gilt in compartments, speckled edges (top of joint to upper cover restored).
Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia . . . nuncque primum & Graece Latine in lucem edita . . . adiecta quoque sunt Eutocii Ascalonitae in eosdem Archimedis libros commentaria item Graece & Latine, nunquam antea excusa. Basle, Joannes HervagiusEnquire
With numerous woodcut diagrams throughout.4 parts in one volume. Folio (308 x 210mm.). ff. 139pp.; ff. 163pp.; ff. 65  (last blank) ff.; 68 ff. (lacking final leaf with printer's device). 17th century English reversed calf (expertly rebacked, new end-papers).
SVININ Pavel Petrovich (1815)
Opyt zhivopisnago puteshtviia po Sievernoi AmerikieEnquire
[Narrative of a picturesque tour through America.]
First edition. 6 folding engraved plates. 12mo. A very good copy in recent crimson morocco, elaborately gilt, some minor spotting, an old ownership stamp. [vi], 219, pp. St Petersburg, V Tip. F. Drekhslera,
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).
NEWTON Isaac (1714)
Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica … editio ultima auctior et emendatiorEnquire
4to (245 x 187mm) , 484, p., engraved title vignette and folding engraved plate at p.465. Evenly browned throughout, some later blue chalk marking to the final few leaves. Contemporary Dutch calf, spine tooled in gilt, red morocco label in the second panel (joints, corners and edges carefully refurbished). Preserved in a morocco-backed cloth box, lettered in gilt.
Amsterdam: Sumptibus Societatis, 1714.
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,
BURNS Robert (1787)
Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish DialectEnquire
First Edinburgh Edition. 8vo (224 x 138mm)., with the half-title and portrait frontispiece. Uncut throughout, portrait leaf a little foxed, off-setting from the portrait onto the half-title and (very lightly) onto the title-page, neat early signature on the title-page, some occasional very light foxing throughout. Original blue-grey paper boards and paper spine, printed label (now split in half) pasted onto the spine "BURNS' / POEMS." (spine split and worn exposing the gatherings, upper and lower joints sewn, boards a little marked and dusty in places). Preserved in a (now rather worn) card chemise and a smart blue morocco pull-off case, lettered in gilt on the spine.
Edinburgh, printed for the Author and sold by William Creech,
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).
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],
LOMONOSOV Mikhail Vail'evich (1905)
Proekt Lomonosova i ekspeditsiia ChichagovaEnquire
[Lomonosov's Project and Chichagov's Expedition.]
Second enlarged edition. 2 parts in one volume. 12mo. Original yellow printed wrappers. St Petersburg, at the Naval Press by the Hydrographic Department, 1854.
[And:] PANCHENKO (Mikhail Semenovich). Zabytyi proekt M.V. Lomonsova... [The Forgotten Project of M.V. Lomonosov.] 8vo. Original printed wrappers, corners bumped. Odessa, Ekonomicheskaia,
BROWNE Sir Thomas (1646)
Or, Enquiries into very many received Tenents, and commonly presumed Truths.
First Edition. Small Folio. [Text: 265 X 170 mm]. , 386, [2 (blank)] pp., with the imprimatur leaf and the final blank leaf. First and last few leaves browned at the margins by the turn-ins; text lightly browned, some spotting in places; a little marginal worming to the blank lower fore-corner last few leaves.
Contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, no pastedowns (front joint renewed; lower joint and bands rubbed, front inside joint strengthened with a strip of old paper; corners bumped, pastedowns unstuck browned by the turn-ins).
London: T[homas]. H[arper], for Edward Dod,
SHELLEY Percy Bysshe (1813])
First Edition. 8vo (200 x 119mm)., 240pp., with the title-page, dedication and lower section of the final leaf mutilated by the author. Some staining and a little foxing in places, ink ownership inscriptions on the first text leaf. Uncut in the original drab grey boards (boards worn and rubbed, spine fragile but held by the cords) Preserved in a custom-made red morocco pull-off case, lettered in gilt on the spine.
[London: Printed by P.B. Shelley,
SALA Abate Ilarione (1710])
Relazione delle cose succedute in Cina dalle 2 Aprile 1705, che giunse Monsig. Patriarcha di Tournon visitadore ap[ostoli]co a Macao sino alli 12 di Gennaro 1708Enquire
Manuscript on paper in three different hands. Small folio. Contemporary vellum (minor staining), some fingerstaining and light browning but overall a very good copy. 279ff. [558pp.]. Italy, n.d. [ca.
LAWRENCE T.E (1922)
Seven Pillars of WisdomEnquire
Book VIII only, heavily revised throughout by the author, with extensive manuscript additions, alterations and deletions on every page with many hundreds of words in the author's hand; the textual alterations in Lawrence's characteristic black map-making ink; the chapter numbers and running headlines in red ink as in other copies of the Oxford edition: marginal emphases, dates and other notes in pencil; in addition there is one marginal note: "I shd. leave this in: it is needed" in the hand of Charlotte Shaw and initialled by her, and a few pencil notes in an unidentified hand (possibly Edward Garnett's). 20ff. printed on rectos only, including the original carbon-copy typed summary of Book VIII (as issued) with MS alterations by the author. Bound with an ALS from Lawrence, signed "S", from "Hut 105 R.A.F. Cadet College Cranwell" unaddressed but to D.G. Hogarth, undated, but late 1925 or early 1926, enclosing the text (a transcript of this letter is in the Bodleian); late twentieth century red morocco, interleaved. [Oxford, printed at the Oxford Times.
LAWRENCE T.E (1922)
Seven Pillars of WisdomEnquire
An unusually large group of individual leaves of the 1922 Oxford Times edition: 6 leaves, comprising three complete chapters of 2 leaves each. Three wraparound bands designed to hold the pairs of leaves together. The bands have every appearance of being contemporary, and two have marks in a characteristic proof-reader's or typesetter's blue crayon. Fine blue morocco-lipped cloth case. Printed rectos only, two columns. [No place, no date] Oxford, privately printed at the Oxford Times.
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 blue morocco by Best, signed on the front turn-in, lettered on spine in one of six panels. T.e.g., fore and lower edges uncut. No Place, [London, Privately Printed].
GALVEZ Joseph de (1758))
Sobre el estado, y honor de Salillas. Por Don Miguel Perez de Pomar Lopez Fernandez de Heredia . Con el Marques de Ariño.(Madrid, 24 MayEnquire
Fine engraving (118 x 75mm) on title of Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Our Lady of the Pillar), Zaragoza, title within typographic border.
Sm folio (288 x 205mm). , 18 ff. Fine contemporary Brokatpapier by Johann Michael Munck of Augsburg, crimson paper richly decorated in gold, with a background of swirling acanthus leaves, a hunter on horseback, various hunters on foot with shotgun, spear and horn, a female hunter with gun and bird of prey, various hounds, a stag, boar, ox, birds, fox, goat and squirrel (a little rubbed at head of spine).
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).
SMOLLETT Tobias George (1748)
The Adventures of Roderick RandomEnquire
In Two Volumes.
First Edition. 2 vols, 12mo. xxiii, 324; xii, 366 pp. (vol. II lacks the final blank). Good copy in contemporary mottled calf, spines ruled in gilt, red morocco labels in the second panels (joints rubbed, upper headcap of Vol. 1 missing, surface of the leather pitted by the mottling acid).
London: for J. Osborn,
12mo. Contemporary mottled calf with faded gilt trim, light browning.London: J. Osborn
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).
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). Engraved frontispiece supplied here from another copy (as often). 44 hand coloured plates, with the diagrammatic plate uncoloured, some pates watermarked 1791. Folio. Large paper copy. Quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked, gilt tooling, red morocco label to spine. xv, 90pp. London,
DAILY PRESS OFFICE (1868)
The Chronicle & Directory for China, Japan, & the Philippines, for the year 1868Enquire
Corrected at the different Banks, Offices, and Institutions. First and only edition. 8vo. Contemporary calf with gilt decorated border, spine lettered in gilt, advertisements to endpapers. Some minor rubbing and occasional foxing, but overall a very good copy. [vi], 272; 415(appendix)pp. Hong Kong, Printed at the 'Daily Press' Office,
LABORIE P.J (1798)
The Coffee Planter of Saint Domingo;Enquire
with an Appendix containing a view of the constitution, government, laws and state of the Colony, previous to the year 1789. To which are added some hints on the present state of the island, under the British Government.
First edition. 22 plates (on 21 sheets, 18 folding). 8vo. Full tree calf, recased, spine elaborately gilt. Contemporary ink marks at top of title and ownership inscription to first & final pages of text. xii, 198, 145, pp. London, T. Cadell & W. Davies,
CALVIN John (1585)
The Commentaries of M. John Calvin upon the Actes of the Apostles. Andrew Fuller's copyEnquire
faithfully translated out of Latine into English for the great profite of our countrie-men by Christopher Fetherstone student in Divinite.
First Edition in English. Small 4to (180 x 140mm). , 598, [2, blank], 30, pp. First couple of leaves very slightly creased in the lower blank margin and a few small rust spots in places. Contemporary dark calf, covers ruled in blind, spine divided by four raised bands, red sprinkled edges (joints, edges, head and tail and corners expertly repaired, endleaves a little creased).
London: [Printed by Thomas Dawson] for G. Bishop,
AMERICAN VITICULTURE ; BULL Ephraim Wales (1859)
The Concord GrapeEnquire
Folio broadside (502 by 356mm)., printed ornamental border containing an image of a large bunch of grapes above and between four columns of text. Laid down neatly on later card (some very light browning and a little damp staining to the upper part of the sheet).Concord, Mass, March,
The Dialoges of creatures moralysed. Applyably and edificatyfly, to every mery and iocunde mater, of late tra[n]slated out of latyn into our Englysshe tonge right profitable to the goveraunce of man. And they be to sell, upo[n] Powlys churche yardeEnquire
First Edition in English. Small 4to. [Text: 178 x 130 mm]. 164 leaves (see below for full collation / condition). Woodcut illustrations throughout. Bound circa 1760 in red morocco, covers with a gilt border of a dog-tooth roll and an insect-scroll roll with a small fleuron at the inner corners; spine with five single raised bands outlined in gilt with the god-tooth roll, the second panel lettered in gilt on a green leather label: "DIALOGUE / OF / CREATURE", the other panels with a central lozenge-shaped ornament of small tools; comb-marbled endleaves; flyleaves with watermark of a seated Britannia in a stockade with "PRO PATRIA"; red sprinkled endleaves (spine-bands rubbed; joints repaired; inside joints strengthened with red morocco). Red morocco-backed slipcase and cloth folder.
[Antwerp: by Jan van Doesburch or Merten de Keyser], “And they be to sell, upo[n] Powlys churche yarde” [London, ?
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,
GAGE Thomas (1648)
The English-American His Travels by Sea and Land: or a New Survey of the West-India's, containing a Journal of Three Thousand and Three Hundred Miles within the main Land of America. Wherein is set forth his Voyage from Spain. with his abode Twelve years about Guatemala and especially in the Indian-Towns of Mixco, Pinola, Petapa, Amatitlan. also a New and Exact Discovery of the Spanish Navigation to those parts. with a Grammar or some few Rudiments of the Indian TongueEnquire
First edition. Small folio in 6s. 19th century full catspaw calf, gilt ruled boards and tooled edges, gilt spine in six compartment with raised bands, decorated with crown motifs, title in gilt. All edges speckled in red. From the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield. Bookplate to front pastedown, blind stamp to titlepage and A3. Occasional spatter from red edges affecting margins, slight browning. Two wormholes to margins of later quires, unaffecting text. [x],220,[12 contents]pp. A-T6,V8, pp.131 misnumbered 113. London, R. Cotes, .. to be sold by Humprey Blunden at the Castle in Cornhill, and Thomas Williams at the Bible in Little Britain,
OFFICINA BODONI (1973)
The Fables of AesopEnquire
66 Hand coloured woodcuts after the 1479 edition, recut by Anna Bramanti. 17 X 25cm. Number 44 of 160 copies, original quarter green goatskin with stiff vellum boards, upper and lower covers and spine decorated with gilt strapwork design and lettered in gilt, prospectus loosely tipped in, original brown paper-covered slipcase with green goatskin edges. Boards very slightly splayed and yellowed, with a very small scuff to foredge of upper board, a fine copy. Verona, Officina Bodoni, 1973.
OATES Eugene; BLANDFORD W.T. &; INGLIS Charles McFarlane (1898)
The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma . BirdsEnquire
First edition. 4 vols. Extra-illustrated with over 470 watercolours by Inglis, 15 feather samples and plenty of manuscript annotations. 8vo. Contemporary half calf & cloth boards, spines with raised bands, gilt, patterned endpapers, bound by S. Rahman & Co. of Tezpur, Assam. London, Calcutta, Bombay & Berlin, Taylor & Francis, 1889 -
SMITH William (1757)
The History of the Province of New YorkEnquire
from the First Discovery to the Year M.DCC.XXXII. To which is annexed, A Description of the Country, with a short Account of the Inhabitants, their Trade, Religious and Political State, and the Constitution of the Courts of Justice in that Colony.First edition. Folding frontispiece. 4to. Later red morocco, spine gilt. xii, 255pp. London, Thomas Wilcox,
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. Period style half calf over marbled boards, spines gilt, uncut save for fore-edge of the second volume which is slightly trimmed, with some light foxing as usual. iv, 572, ii, 592pp. London, Longman, Hurst et al,
ROUGHLY Thomas (1823)
The Jamaica planter's guide; or, a system for planting and managing a sugar estate, or other plantations in that island, and throughout the British West Indies in generalEnquire
First edition. 8vo. Uncut in original boards, rebacked with paper label laid down, discreet ownership inscription to front free endpaper. x, 420, 4ads.pp. London, Longman et al,
FLEMISH ARTIST (1500])
The Office of the Dead, from a Book of Hours.FlandersEnquire
Illuminated leaf on vellum, a superb miniature with, in the foreground, two skeletal figures highlighted in gold, rising from their graves and holding up the banner with the beginning of Psalm 114, the middle section shows a burial service with 16 or so figures clad in black with a fine church in the background; verso with acanthus leaf panel border in gold and colours, 5 one-line initials and line fillers.
Size of leaf 142 x 103 mm. Three lines of text on recto and 15 lines of verso in a late medieval bastarda script.
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,
AMUNDSEN R (1912)
The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912Enquire
First English edition. 2 vols. 21 maps and charts, 136 illustrations. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt, with the Norwegian flag on the backs and upper covers, a fine copy. xxxv, 392; x, 449pp. London, John Murray
SANEYOSHI Yasuzumi, Baron (1901)
The surgical history of the Naval War between Japan & China during 1894-95Enquire
Translated from the Original Japanese Report, under the Direction of... by S. Suzuki. First edition thus. Photo-gravure portrait frontispiece of the author, 14 chromo-lithographic plates, & 7 black and white plates. Large 8vo. Original green cloth, a fine copy. xii, 544, [iv](ads.)pp. t.e.g. Tokyo, Maruzen,
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,
CHURCHILL Winston Spencer (1931)
The World CrisisEnquire
First editions, 8vo., original blue cloth, lettered in blind on front covers, and in gilt on spines. Volume 1, 1911-1914, is a supplied copy of the second printing, of 1923; Volume 2, 1915, inscribed "Maurice Hankey from Winston S. Churchill Oct 31 1923." Inscription leaf somewhat foxed; Volume 3, 1916-1918, Part I, inscribed "Maurice Hankey from Winston S. Churchill. 1.3.27"; Volume 4, 1916- 1918, Part II, with an ALS on Chancellor of the Exchequer letterhead, dated Feb 28 1927. "My dear Hankey, Although you have been good enough to read the bulk of this book before, I hope you will not mind my sending you a copy to put in yr library. Yours sincly Winston S. Churchill"; Volume 5, The Aftermath, inscribed on half-title "To Maurice Hankey from Winston S. Churchill. 1 Mar 1929." Half title very slightly foxed; Volume 6, The Eastern Front, inscribed on half-title "To Maurice Hankey from Winston S. Churchill Nov. 6 1931." Half title somewhat stained by foxing. London, Thornton Butterworth, 1923 to
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
ORSBRIDGE Lieut. Philip.; SERRES Dominique ()
These Historical Views of the late glorious expedition, of his Brittanic Majesty's ships and forces against the Havannah under the command of Sir George Pocock, the Rt. Honble Lord Albermarle, and Rear Admiral KeppelEnquire
First edition. Frontispiece & 12 engraved images. Folio. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, rebacked with new corners, red morocco label gilt to upper board. London, n.d. but
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.
OTANI Sonyu.; IGUCHI Kashu ()
Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi emaki. [Handscrolls of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido]Enquire
First and only edition. Complete set of eight handscrolls with woodblock colouring over collotype, the total length exceeds 50meters, with light blue brocade covers and original gold-leaf title-slips. In very good condition. Preserved in original black lacquer box. Kyoto, Nakamura Taikan, dated Taisho 11, [i.e.
Tragwdéiai ‘epta metexhghséewn [sic].Tragaediae septem cum commentariis, etc. [ed. Joannes Gregoropoulos]. Venice, Aldus Manutius, August 1502Enquire
Aldus’ device on verso of final leaf, Greek type.
8vo (148 x 91mm.) 196 leaves (including the 3 blanks). 19th century vellum over pasteboard, gilt spine, early title lettered in ink on lower edge.
HOLLAR Wenceslaus (1645])
Unus Americanus ex VirginiaEnquire
Engraving measuring 105 by 77mm. Trimmed to just outside the image (platemark visible at top), small old repair to lower-right corner (with loss to the end of his left-arm). Lightly browned. Red ink collector's stamp to verso "R.S." [Probably Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, L.2239b (unidentified) [the Lugt reproduction does not include the terminal .]. Mounted, framed and glazed. [Antwerp,
DIOGENES LAERTIUS (1475)
[Vitae et sententiae philosophorum, in the Latin version of Ambrogio Traversari; ed. Benedetto Brugnoli]Enquire
Folio (285 x 198mm.) 186 leaves, 34 lines, Roman Letter, occasional Greek, printed lower case guide letter. Later Italian vellum over pasteboard, spine boldly lettered in ink, a few leaves towards beginning slightly damp-stained
Venice: N. Jenson, 14 August,
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, fiolding 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,
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,
ROSE Sir Francis (1937)
A series of finished pen and ink drawings and six pages of sketches, with accompanying typewritten descriptions. Illustrated title page and 31 drawings on magnolia cardstock, most measuring c. 424 by 346mm, numbered in pencil. Accompanying descriptions on white cotton fibre paper, watermarked ‘Macadam Bond|Rag Content’. Four pages of sketches on thin white tracing paper (251 by 204mm) and two on coarse brown tracing paper (245 by 176mm and 355mm by 238mm).
NAPIER Charles James (1825)
War in GreeceEnquire
First edition. Folding frontispiece map. 8vo. Recent half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco label to spine, ms. inscription to title-page. 45, pp. London, James Ridgway, 1821. [And:] [NAPIER (Charles James).] Greece in 1824. First edition. 8vo. Recent half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco label to spine, ownership inscription to title-page. 24pp. London, James Ridgway, 1824. [Plus:] NAPIER (Charles James). Memoir of the Roads of Cefalonia. First edition. 2 folding maps, 2 plates, 2 illustrations to text. 8vo. Recent half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco label to spine. iv, 106pp. London, James Ridgway,
[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.
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,
KASHEVAROV Aleksandr Filippovich (1879)
"Zhurnal pri baidarnoi ekspeditsii naznachennoi dlia opisi severnago berega Ameriki, 1838 g" ["Diary of the Canoe Expedition Sent to Describe the North Shore of America, in 1838"]Enquire
in Zapiski Imperatorskago Russkago Geograficheskago Obshchestva. Volume 8, part 2.
First edition. Folding chromolithograph map & plate. 8vo. Unopened in modern wrappers, through preserving original upper wrapper. St Petersburg, at the Press of the Imperial Academy of Science,