HAWKINS Sir John (1776)
A General History of the Science and Practice of Music. In Five VolumesEnquire
First Edition. 5 vols. 4to. , lxxxiv, 465; [iv], 544; [iv], 535; [iv], 548; Early 19th-century half russia, marbled boards, uncut (rebacked, preserving the original heavily gilt first, fourth, fifth and sixth panels, the second and third panels lettered in gilt). With the half-titles. Occasional heavy foxing, light spotting in some places, offsetting from the engraved music, generally good. Vol.1 with an engraved frontispiece by Grignion after Cipriani (foxed and offset onto the title) and 5 plates of ancient instruments plus numerous engraved plates of music (from half to full-page) in the text; Vols. 2-5 with numerous engraved plates of music (from quarter to full-page and numerous engraved medallion portraits in the text; numerous other woodcut illustrations of instruments, etc., in the text.
London: for T. Payne and Son,
SIMES Thomas (1777)
A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a BattalionEnquire
designed for the Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with useful Observations and Instructions for their anner of Attack and Defence. Ornamneted with a Frontispiece and twenty copper-plate plans.
First Edition., 8vo., [32 (subscribers list has been bound before the text rather than at end end)], 286, [2 (advertisement)]., with the hand-coloured frontispiece and seventeen hand-coloured engraved plans at the end. Contemporary speckled calf, spine rule in gilt, black morocco label in the second panel (Very lightly rubbed, small chip to the upper headcap, small scuff to a couple of corners).
London: printed for the Author, and sold by Almon [...], Hooper [...], Richardson [...], Urquhard [...] and Walter,
TELFORD Thomas.; HERSCHEL J.F.W (1831)
A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural PhilosophyEnquire
Engraved title page dated 1830, series title page dated 1831. First edition. Small 8vo., maroon cloth, printed paper label, 12 pp adverts, fore edge untrimmed. London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green.
Album of photographs of New Zealand and Australia, from some of the best commercial studios of the late 19th century: Burton Bros., Dunedin; Henry King, Sydney and Charles Kerry & Co., SydneyEnquire
An album (37.5x28 cm) containing 57 albumen prints, 2 silver gelatin(?) prints and a newspaper cutting. All on card sheets and titled in manuscript. Majority in excellent, bright condition, a few gaps in the album, but only one sign of obvious extraction on verso of the fourteenth sheet. Half contemporary black calf (repaired) over teal, pebble-grained cloth, modern gilt titling and decoration to spine, a.e.g.; overall very good. Various places incl. Dunedin, Sydney, Perth, Suva (Fiji).
Fielding Henry (1752)
Amelia. By Henry Fielding, Esq; In Four VolumesEnquire
First Edition. 4 vols.xii, 285, [2 (blank)]; viii, 262, [1 (advertisement)]; ix, [i (blank)], 323; vii, [i (blank)], 296 12mo. Handsome copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, covers with a single gilt fillet borders, spine with the bands outlined with a single gilt fillet, numbered in gilt in the third panel (short cracks in some joints, slight rubbing, heacap of vol. 4 broken).London: for A. Millar,
An illuminated leaf on vellum from an English Psalter. [Southern England, first half 15th century]Enquire
Large 7-line initial 'D' in very fine leafy design in blue and pink and orange with white tracery on burnished gold grounds supporting bar borders in gold and colours with clumps and whirls of coloured leaves at intervals and at each corner; 1-line initials in blue or burnished gold, line-fillers in gold and colours.
Size of leaf: 272 x 182mm. 22 lines, written space: 187 x 117mm. Written in dark brown ink in a large compressed gothic liturgical hand.
THOMAS Bertram (1932)
Arabia Felix: Across the Empty Quarter of Arabia. With a Foreword by T.E. Lawrence and Appendix by Sir Arthur KeithEnquire
First edition. With profuse plates and text illustrations, a large folding coloured map of the Rub' al Khali, a full-page map and a full-page chart in the text. Large 8vo. Original pale brown buckram, a very good copy without dustwrapper. xxix,397pp. Jonathan Cape, London,
DOMON Ken.; TANAKA Ikko (1972)
Bunraku [Japanese Puppet Plays]Enquire
First edition. 2 vols. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Folio. Volume of plates in original decorated cloth, text-volume in original flexible boards, in decorated cloth slipcase, in cardboard box. A fine copy, signed by the photographer with his first name 'Ken' on a tipped-in sheet of washi paper. 125pp. Kyoto, Shishin-do,
COOK Capt. James (1973)
Captain Cook's Florilegium. A selection of engravings from the drawings of plants collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on Captain Cook's first voyage to the islands of the PacificEnquire
First edition, one of 100 copies, numbered no. 86. 30 uncoloured plates from the original copper engravings (all magnificent impressions). Large 4to. Half black morocco over silk covered boards by Zaehnsdorf, lettered in gilt on upper board, black cloth solander box, text and plates printed on handmade Crisbrooke paper, title printed in gold and black, accompanying text to plates printed in different colours relating to the geographical distribution of the plants illustrated (blue = Australia, brown = Java, green = Society Islands, red = New Zealand, purple = Brazil), subscribers' leaf loosely tipped in at front,and prospectus also inserted. London, Lion & Unicorn Press,
Christmas card for 1950Enquire
Hand-made collaged card made from a folded single sheet of thick wove paper, the first page with a high quality monochrome fine art reproduction of Gaetano Zumbo's plague diorama cut out and laid down, hand ruled border in red and black, small red stars in the right hand corners, the left hand side with a vertical text in "art lettering" conveying Christmas greetings for 1950 from the Waugh family, the lower edge with Waugh's fanciful caption "Family Group at Piers Court, Stinchcombe, Glos. Dec 1950."
GAILLARD A (1916.])
Drawings of the Western FrontEnquire
Landscape format watercolour album, 24 x 16 cm, with pen and ink titling design "Album des Dessins" on front cover. c. 60 leaves, the first 23 with mounted pen and ink drawings, captioned and with trompe l'oeil framing rules. [Vaubecourt,
PARDIES Ignace Gaston
Elémens de gémetrie, oÙ par une methode courte & aisée l'on peut apprendre ce qui'il faut sçavoir d'Euclide, d'Archimede, d'Apollonius. Paris, Sebastien-Marbre Cramoisy. [With]: Discours de la connoissance des bestes . . . second édition. Paris, 1678. [And]: La statique ou la science des forces mouvantes . . . troisiéme édition. Paris, 1688. [And]: Deux machines propres à faire les quadrans avec très-grand facilité . . . troisiéme édition. Paris, 1687Enquire
Folding engraved scientific and mathematical plates, numerous text illustrations.4 works in one. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gilt back (a little worn).
AMEDEO Luigi, HRH Duke of the Abruzzi (1901)
Farther North Than NansenEnquire
First edition. Frontispiece, a folding plate, & 2 photographic illustrations to text. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, a little grubby but very good, bookplate to front free endpaper, inscription to front pastedown. 97, pp. London, Howard Wilford Bell,
ANDERSON J (1750)
Histoire Naturelle de l'Islande du GroenlandEnquire
du Detroit de Davis, et d'autres Pays situés sous le Nord..
First French edition. 2 vols. Engraved frontispiece, folding map, 7 folding engraved plates. 12mo. in 8s. c.19thC quarter red morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and monogram to spine in raised compartments. A little dusty, occasional spotting in vol. 2, otherwise very good. xl, 314; iv, 391pp. Paris, Sebastien Jorry,
TWO SUPPLICANTS (1350)
Historiated initial "A" which shows two figures in prayer. ?BolognaEnquire
Initial "A" painted in red and showing two figures kneeling in prayer with hands and faces raised towards the Holy Dove at the top of the initial; within a gold frame.Size of initial: 75 x 74mm. On verso, square musical notation.
STONING OF ST. STEPHEN (1280)
Historiated initial "S" with small miniature of the Stoning of St. Stephen. Italy (Umbria), cEnquire
St. Stephen kneels in prayer and looks up towards God whose face appears in the sky while two men in blue tunics raise their hands ready to stone the saint; the initial painted in pink with a blue surround.Size of cutting: 77 x 70mm. On verso, square musical notation on 4-line staves.
KLAUBER Joseph & Johannes (1748)
Historicae biblicae veteris et novi testamenti. Augsburg, KlauberEnquire
Latin and German titles printed in red and black, side by side; 100 engraved plates illustrating the Bible from Genesis to the Book of Revelations.Oblong folio. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards.
MILTON John.; OLD BOURNE PRESS ()
Hymn on the Morning of Christ's NativityEnquire
Wood-engraved decorative title, borders, initials and endpapers designed by James Guthrie and engraved by Reginald B. Lodge and Clemence Housman. Title page printed in blue, ornaments in green. One of 200 copies. Oblong 8vo., original boards printed with a repeated floral device in green, linen spine, very mildly faded at very edges, otherwise a very good, bright copy. [London], The Old Bourne Press.
Illuminated initial 'H' on vellum, cut from a liturgical manuscript. Italy, late 15th centuryEnquire
Fine initial 'H' in green and gold, with extensions in blue and mauve, with tracery in white and gold, set against a blue background with white tracery and all enclosed in burnished gold, framed.
KAMEKURA Yusaku (1971)
Kamekura Yusaku Sakuhinshu - Yusaku Kamekura: His worksEnquire
First edition. Numerous photographic plates. Text in English and Japanese. 4to. Original cloth-backed boards in decorated slipcase (slightly stained, minor damage to lower corner of case), but overall a very good presentation copy signed by the author on half-title. 199pp. Tokyo, Bijutsu Shuppansha,
GELLI Giambattista (1549)
La Circe. Florence, (appresso Lorenzo Torrentino, 1 April)Enquire
Fine one-piece architectural woodcut border, portrait of Gelli on verso of title. 8vo (168 x 103mm) 266pp ff (lacking last of 2 final blanks). 18th century vellum over paste-board, red morocco gilt label on spine, decorated endpapers.
CHOIRBOOK INITIAL (1450)
Large decorative initial "O", cut from a choirbook. Italy, cEnquire
Initial "O" painted in pink, blue, red and green with white tracery with marginal extensions in similar colours.Size of initial: 78 x 44mm. with extensions from finials to a length of 164mm. Red 4-line musical staves on verso.
MILK Harvey <b>MAUPIN<n>Armistead Foreword.; BLACK Dustin Lance Introduction, interview extracts (2009)
Milk. A Pictorial History of Harvey Milk. Featuring oral histories, archival photographs, movie stills, and the story of the making of the Gus Van Sant filmEnquire
130 b&w and colour photographs. First edition. 4to., original grey cloth, titles stamped in white on spine, photographic dustjacket. Contemporaneously signed by the authors Dustin Black, Armistead Maupin and also Cleve Jones, Michael Wong, Denton Smith, Medora Payne, Dan Nicoletta and others on the front free endpaper. New York, Newmarket Press,
KEPLER Johann (1621(-1622))
Prodromus dissertationum cosmograhicarum, continens Mysterium cosmographicum de admirabili proportione orbium coelestium... Addita est erudita narratio M. Georgii Ioachimi Rhetici, de libris Revolutionum...Nicolai Copernici, item eiusdem Ioannis Kepleri pro suo opera Harmonices mundi apologia aduersus demonstrationem analyticam cl.v. d. Robert de Fluctibus, medici oxoniensis.
2 parts folio (290 x 186mm.) , 1114, 119-163, [1(blank)]; 50 [2(blank)]p, 4 folding woodcut plates numbered I-II (p. 18) , IV (p. 54), V (p. 56), woodcut figures in text, contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, lacking the engraved plate at p. 26 (Tabula III orbium planetarum dimensiones...), some browning, binding slightly rubbed
Frankfurt: Erasmus Kempfer for G. Tampach,
LEARY Timothy & Joanna (1973)
Neurologic. Transmitted by Joanna and TimothyEnquire
Third edition. Small 8vo., endpaper, [3pp.], I1-I4, II1-II2, III1-III2, IV1-IV6, V1-V3, VI1-VI4, VII1-VII13, endpaper, stapled, in the original stiff white card wrapper, title in black on upper portion, one of a 1000 copies signed and handnumbered by the publisher (this one out of series), a contemporaneously signed, inscribed and dated presentation copy to Miles [Barry Miles] from Betsy [Grace Klein]. N.p. [Los Angeles], Joanna Leary, copyright
CATLIN George (1903)
North American IndiansEnquire
Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, written during eight Years Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839.
First issue in this format. Two volumes. Folding coloured map and 180 black & white plates. 8vo. Fine in publisher's elaborate pictorial cloth, gilt, partially unopened. [xii], 298; 304pp. Edinburgh, John Grant,
PITCAIRN JONES Capt. L.J (1918)
Pair of Watercolours showing the Arrival of Ships of the German Fleets at Scapa Flow, November 1918Enquire
Arrival at Scapa Flow of S.M.S. Bayern, Nov. 1918. and Arrival at Scapa Flow of S.M. Ships "Kronprinz Wilhelm" and "Grosser Kurfurst" for Internment escorted by H.M. Ships "Revenge" (Flag Admiral Sir Charles Madden) and "Resolution", 27th November 1918.Contemporary watercolours, each c.6" x 10". Some slight wrinkling from mounting on album leaves, otherwise very good. Initialed, dated,