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LARGE-PAPER SUBSCRIBER'S COPY PRINTED ON ROYAL PAPER PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR

ANSON, George; Richard Walter, compiler. A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson, Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his Direction, by Richard Walter, M. A., Chaplain if His Majesty's Ship the Centurian in that expedition. Illustrated with forty-two copperplates. London: Printed for the Author, by John and Paul Knapton, in Ludgate-Street, 1748.

First edition, first issue: a large-paper subscriber's copy printed on Royal Paper (leaf size: 28.5 x 22.5 cm). 42 engraved plates of illustrations, maps, plans, and charts; all but one are folding. [34], 417, [3] pp., with a list of subscribers bound in near the front and directions to the binder at the end. Quarto: A4 a4 b1 c-d4 B-3G4 [ ]2. The final two leaves are unsigned. Page 319 is misnumbered 219. Plates are clean but for a few that are foxed. Some scattered, light foxing in text, though a bit heavier in one gathering (E). Full leather binding, worn but sound: contemporary calf boards that have been rebacked, long ago, showing discoloration along joints and some edges of boards. Plain endpapers. All edges marbled. Overall, a very good copy.

"Of this important work there were many subsequent editions and translations. Four came out the same year as the original... Of the two first issued in 1748, one was for the author himself, which is the genuine first... This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. Seven ships were lost around Cape Horn and on the coast of Chili and out of 900 men who left England on board more than 600 perished... The primary objective of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manila Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer... Walter's account of the voyage is a model of what such literature should be..." Cox I, p. 49. (Also, Sabin 1629).

$3,950.00

 

   

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ALL VARIETIES OF FORMULAS, RECIPES - INCLUDING FERMENTED LIQUORS, PORTER, ALE, NUMEROUS VARIATIONS OF BEERS AND WINES

BEMAN, David. THE MYSTERIES OF TRADE, OR THE GREAT SOURCE OF WEALTH; CONTAINING RECEIPTS AND PATENTS IN CHEMISTRY AND MANUFACTURING; WITH PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE USEFUL ARTS. Boston: Printed for the Author by Wm. Bellamy, 1825. 152 pp. + errata slip tipped in at end. 8vo., strait grained morrocco with gilt and blindstamped boards, gilt spine, discreet paper spine label. Spine partially detached at head. Ex-library with usual markings. Inscription on ffep: "Francis Brinley / Roxbury Oct 23 - 1826 - Bought at auction for 25 cents by Edward Brinley"; top corner of ffep chipped. Recipes for making beer, ale, porter and wine; spirits; vinegar; bread; leather and tanning; chemical tests for gold and other metals; blacking; butter; the restoration of paintings; varnishes; curing of meats, etc. Scarce.(Kress C1374)

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SCARCE AND FASCINATING RECORD OF EUROPEAN TRADE, TARIFFS, LAWS

RORDANSZ, C. W. EUROPEAN COMMERCE: OR, COMPLETE MERCANTILE GUIDE TO THE CONTINENT OF EUROPE; COMPRISING AN ACCOUNT OF THE TRADE OF ALL THE PRINCIPAL CITIES OF THE CONTINENT, COPIOUS TABLES OF THEIR MONIES, EXCHANGES, WEIGHTS, AND MEASURES, WITH THEIR PROPORTIONS TO THOSE OF ENGLAND, THE LOCAL REGULATIONS OF EACH PLACE, THEIR TARIFFS OF DUTIES, METHODS OF BUYING AND SELLING, TARES AND OTHER ALLOWANCES; TOGETHER WITH NUMEROUS OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS, ORDINANCES, &C. FORMING A COMPLETE CODE OF COMMERCIAL INFORMATION. Boston: Cummings and Hilliard; Sewell Phelps, printer, 1819. 8vo., [1] + 595 + [1] + [12] pp. index. Quarter paper over paper covered boards. Spine chipped, hinges cracked, rear board detached. Edges not trimmed. Ex-library with usual markings. Principal industries and agriculture of countries; imports and exports; history of trade, government; rules of entry, etc. Scarce.

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WITH CHARMING FRONTISPIECE

[ETIQUETTE] A MANUAL OF POLITENESS, COMPRISING THE PRINCIPLES OF ETIQUETTE, AND RULES OF BEHAVIOR IN GENTEEL SOCIETY, FOR PERSONS OF BOTH SEXES. Philadelphia: W. Marshall & Co., 1837. 288 pp. + engraved frontispiece and half-title. 12mo., green cloth stamped in gilt. This small book has a lovely frontispiece depicting an introduction of a young lady to a young man (".. My sister, Sir"). The plate, half-title and text are heavily foxed, but the binding is tight. Ink ownership on title page, small printed bookplate on front pastedown. Some passages of interest are the chapter on "American Peculiarities", a comparison of Englishmen and American men (by a Scotsman); chapters on Affectation and Awkwardness; and this on page 95, "Advantages of Female Conversation: Talk to women, talk to women as much as you can. This is the best school. This is the way to gain fluency, because you need not care what you say, and had better not be sensible. They, too, will rally you on many points, and as they are women, you will not be offended. Nothing is of so much importance, and of so much use, to a young man entering life, as to be well criticised by women..." There are many directions to women regarding Female Beauty and Dress of Ladies. In all, designed to be a guide for young people.

$150.00

 

 

 

  

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SCARCE FIRST EDITION

HORSFORD, E. N. THE THEORY AND ART OF BREAD-MAKING. A NEW PROCESS WITHOUT THE USE OF FERMENT. Cambridge [Mass.]: Welch, Bigelow, and Company, 1861. First edition. 30 pp. 12mo., sewn, pamphlet. Horsford was Rumford Professor at Harvard University. Instead of yeast or other leavening methods, Horsford presents a method of obtaining phosphoric acid; with bicarbonate of soda this provides leavening. Diagrams, benefits, disadvantages of other methods. Very good, slight spotting at foot of title page. Ex-library with usual markings.

$275.00

 

 

 

 

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MAYBE, MAYBE NOT

[NEPOS, Cornelius]. CORNELII NEPOTIS EXCELLENTIUM VITAE. NOVI EBORACI [i.e. New York]: Exeudebat Gul. A. Davis, Impensis E. Duyckinck, 1809. EDITIO PRIMA AMERICANA on title-page. 156 pp. 14.5 x 9.5 cm. Small 12mo., contemporary leather binding, a bit scuffed, with upper joint cracked, but sound. Boston bookseller's label (R. P. & C. Williams) on front pastedown and an early ink ownership, dated 1825, on ffep. Text pages lightly age-toned. A collection of brief biographies of classical Greek and Roman military and political leaders, and some other contemporaries. Text entirely in Latin. Nepos, a correspondent and friend of Cicero, was the earliest biographer to write in Latin. (Shaw & Shoemaker 18175).

Although it claims to be the 1st American edition on the title page, there were earlier editions published in numerous American cities with English language translations, unless it is the first edition prepared and printed in the U.S. and that the others were reprints of European editions. OCLC lists on 15 copies.

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THE RISE OF THE IRONCLAD

 

BOYNTON, Charles B. THE HISTORY OF THE NAVY DURING THE REBELLION. New York: Appleton and Company, 1867-68. 8vo. pp.576; 579. 29 plates (19 b/w; 10 color) lithographs. Three-quarter dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards stamped in gilt to spine. A history of the Union Navy during civil war detailing important battles, strategy as well technical developments. Light wear to extremities. A near fine set. (Sabin, 7149)

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CLARK, Joseph G. LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF SAILOR LIFE, AS EXEMPLIFIED IN FIFTEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING THE MORE THRILLING EVENTS OF THE U.S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, AND REMINISCENCES OF AN EVENTFUL LIFE ON THE "MOUNTAIN WAVE". Boston: John Putnam, 1847. First Edition. 8vo. pp. 324. Red cloth, blindstamped front and back and stamped in gilt to front, back and spine. Corners bumped, head and tail of spine chipped. Front hinge weak. Endpapers toned, light foxing to margins throughout. An account of the Wilkes U.S. exploring expedition.

$550.00

 

 

 

  

 

 

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SNORRI Sturluson. SNORRE STURLASONS KONGESAGAER "STORMUTGAVEN." Med illustrasjoner av: Halfdan Egedius, Christian Krohg, Gerhard Munthe, Eilif Peterssen, Erik Werenskiold, Wilhelm Wetlesen. Oversettere: Anne Holtsmark og Didrik Seip. Redaktor: Finn Hodnebo. (Oslo, Norway): J. M. Stenersens Forlag, (1989). Translation of the Heimskringla in modern Norwegian. This edition is printed in the same format and with the same illustrations as the 1899 edition, but containing new introductory material by Finn Hodnebo and text modernized as to language and typeface. Quarto. xxxiv, 687 pp. Text and illustrations printed within a decorative red border. Bound in light brown leather, with blind-stamped decoration all over, gilt-stamped title to spine and upper board, a.e.g. A fine copy housed in publisher's brown cloth slipcase, with gilt-stamped title and a little decoration, which shows negligible wear.

$375.00

 

 

  

 

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HENRY, William. AN EPITOME OF EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY, IN THREE PARTS. Boston: William Andrews, 1810. Second American edition from the Fifth English edition. 8vo. 432 pp. + i-lxxvii. Frontis. + 8 engraved plates. Full calf with red leather title label lettered and stamped in gilt to spine. Ex- library with remnant of spine label, stamp to front pastedown and small bookplate to rear pastedown. Boards are well rubbed. Head and tail of spine chipped. Front board split but still attached. Notes in ink to rear endpaper and a few pages are soiled.

$200.00

 

 

 

  

 

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EARLY PROPONENT OF THE CONCEPT OF CRIMINAL INSANITY

 

LEURET, Francois. FRAGMENS PSYCHOLOGIQUES SUR LA FOLIE. Paris: Crochard, 1834. 426 pp. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. A collection of writings on madness by the head of medecine st Bicetre Hospital in Paris and chief editor of Annales d'hygiene publique et de medecine legale. Covers and first few pages dog-eared. First gathering loose. Light foxing throughout. Scarce.

"Leuret was an important figure in the early days of French psychiatry. He stressed the importance of using a rational and humane approach in treatment of the mentally ill, and also believed that the criminally insane were sick individuals who were incapable of controlling their behavior. He felt that the origins of mental illness were unknown, and that it was wrong to define madness from only a somatic standpoint. Leuret's psychiatric theories put him at odds with other French physicians, particularly those who thought that the source of mental illness could be localized to a specific part of the brain's anatomy. He was also scornful of the speculative theory of phrenology." (Wikipedia)

$750.00

 

 

 

 

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FRENCH BOOKBINDER'S TICKET

HANCARVILLE, Pierre Francois Hugues, called d', & François-Anne DAVID. ANTIQUITES ETRUSQUES,GRECQUES ET ROMAINES. Gravées par F. A. David. Avec leurs explications; par d'Hancarville. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, [M. David,] rue des Cordeliers, au coin de celle de l'Obsrvance, 1785[-1788]. First French edition and the second edition, but in a smaller format, of the first English/French lamguage edition published at Naples 20 years earlier. Engraved title-page in each volume, engraved dedication in volume 1, and 354 (of 361) engraved plates, mostly hand colored (all but 24), plus one duplicate plate in Volume 1 (#69). Two plates in Volume 1 (#28 & #29) are printed on the same sheet. The missing plates are Volume 4, nos. 59, 64, 68, 71, and Volume 5, nos. 52-54. Five small quarto volumes, 20.5 x 13 cm, in contemporary bindings by Gaugain of Paris, with his handwritten ticket on the verso of the ffep. in Volume 1. Mottled calf bindings with gilt decoration, red and green spine labels, a.e.g. Bindings show general shelfwear, occasional scuffing, and shallow loss at crowns. One plate is bound upside down (Volume 4, #17); and the spine labels for Volumes 3 and 4 are transposed. Occasional light foxing to text in Volumes 4 and 5, otherwise the text and plates are clean. The first edition of this work was published at Naples in 1766-67, in both English and French, under the title "Antiquités étrusques, grecques et romaines, tirées du cabinet du chevalier William Hamilton," as a large-size four-volume folio edition limited to only 500 copies. It documents William Hamilton's first collection of Greek vases, largely acquired from the Porcarini family, which he sold to the British Museum in 1772. Hamilton began collecting vases in 1764, when he was appointed envoy to Naples. Hancarville, a self-made antiquarian who had worked with Winkelmann, and who was familiar with local society, acted as Hamilton's agent and wrote the text describing the collection. Hamilton valued his vases as models for modern artists and designers; and the catalog of his collection was influential in the development of neo-classical designs for pottery and porcelain, especially Wedgwood. In this second edition, entirely in French, David and d'Hancarville present the contents of the work in a more accessible format. (Blackmer 847; Grasse II, p. 340; Ramsden, French Bookbinders, p. 91).

$4,500.00

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MOLIERE. MOLIERE. LES PIECES DE MOLIERE. Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles [E. Flammarion, successeur], 1888[-1896]. 12mo. 30 volumes. From a total edition of 70 copies, this set is one of 25 copies printed on "papier de Chine fort" with two copies of the etchings by Champollion, printed on different papers, one with caption and one without, after illustrations by Louis Leloir. The preface and notes are by Georges Monval and Auguste Vitu.
A complete collection of all thirty titles published separately. Including: L'Etourdi, Depit Amoureux, Les Precieuses Ridicules, Sganarelle, Dom Garcie de Navarre, L'Ecole des Maris, Les Facheux, L'Ecole Des Femmes, La Critique De L'Ecole des Femmes, L'Impromptu de Versailles, Le Mariage Force, La Princesse d'Elide, Don Juan, L'Amour Medecin, Le Misanthrope, Le Medecin Malgre Lui, Melicerte, Le Sicilien, Amphitryon, George Dandin, L'Avare, Tartuffe, Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, Les Amants Magnifiques, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Psyche, Les Fourberies de Scapin, La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas, Les Femmes Savantes La Malade Imaginaire.
Uniformly bound in red crushed morocco by Bretault: triple-ruled gilt frames on sides, with fine gilt double-rules along edges of boards, spines in six compartments with gilt decoration and lettering. Gilt inner dentelles with marbled endpapers, and rainbow ribbon markers. All edges gilt. Sixteen volumes are signed BRETAULT on front turn-ins. Six are in handsome marbled paper- covered slipcases. A few stains from ribbon markers, still a lovely collection.

$3,500.00

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MUSSET, Alfred de. OEUVRES DE ALFRED DE MUSSET. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1876-7. Edited by Lemerre, Alphonse, 1838-1912. Illustrated by original etchings by Louis Monzies, 1849-1930 after Henri Pille, 1844-1897. This is #2 of the limited edition of 110 copies. This set is also signed in initial by the editor, Alphonse Lemerre in blue crayon 11 volumes. navy blue crushed morocco with raised bands and gilt lettering on spines, gilt dentelles. Publisher's original wrappers bound-in. Double set of marbled end papers. Bound by Petrus Ruban (signed twice on each volume, t.e.g.) Fine. The eleventh volume is the biography (by Paul de Musset, his son).

$1,200.00

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CAYLUS, Anne Claude Philippe de Tobieres de. RECUEIL D'ANTIQUITES Egyptiennes, Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines. Paris, Chez Duchesne, 1761-1767. Seven volumes. Second edition of Volume I, with two title pages dated 1756 and 1761. First edition of Volumes II-VII (dated 1756, 1759, 1761, 1762, 1764, and 1767). Xix [3] 348pp. +[104]ff. plates; viii,429[3]pp. +[129]ff. plates; xxxvi,448pp. +[121]ff. plates; xx,418[1]pp. +[125]ff. plates; xxvi[2]348pp. +{121]FF. PLATES; XX, +132ff. plates; [4]xxviii,336pp. +[85]ff. plates. Lacking only 4 out 107 plates to Volume I, one plate out of 121 to Volume III, and seven out of 97 to Volume VII, leaving 818 of 830 numbered plates,(and 829 in total including four unnumbered plates and seven frontispieces). Several plates are out of order or misnumbered. A compendious and learned account of a formidable collection of antiquities, with over 800 plates, each with up to five objects depicted, plus headpieces and initials. Each object is discussed in detail in the text. Le Comte de Caylus was noted for many reasons, not all of them reputable, but primarily as a pioneer in the study of ancient objects, focussing on their subject matter and style with a critical eye. He left his collection to the King. He also studied the archaeological remains of the Gauls, and Volumes III-VII are titled "Recueil d'Antiquites Egyptiennes, Etrusques, Grecques, Romaines et Gauloises." Bound in full calf, the spines in six compartments, gilt with rococo floral tools and two morocco lettering-pieces. Wear to extremities; one board detached from each of Volumes I,II, and III; rear board of VII loose; some superficial splits to hinges and abrasions to boards. Light spotting here and there, faint dampstain to margins of two volumes, discoloration to tops of a few boards, but on the whole internally clean. An extraordinary record of early antiquarian scholarship.

$3,500.00

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ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT, SUMPTUOUS PUBLICATIONS OF ASIAN ART

ELLSWORTH, Robert Hatfield. LATER CHINESE PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY: 1800-1950, 3 VOLUMES. New York, 1986. 10.5 x 15", 3 vols, xvi; xviii; xxiii, 399; 369; 281 pp., 875 color plates, 118 text-figures, text in English with Chinese captions, index, cloth, all edges gilt in gold, brown decorative clamshell style box with tipped in color plates. Condition Fine. The culmination of more than three decades of study and collecting, the three-volume Later Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: 1800-1950 is one of the most important, sumptuous publications of Asian Art. Taking a period that has been ignored and undervalued by scholars, curators, and collectors, Robert Ellsworth has produced a work that not only forces us to re-examine all previous assessments of that tumultuous era in Chinese art, but promises to launch a new wave of interest in, and appreciation for, its unique achievements. Through more than 850 superb examples from his own collection, the author shows how exposure to Western art led, in painting, to an extraordinary new diversity and vitality, and how archeological discoveries in China fueled a dazzling renaissance in calligraphy. Two of the three volumes reproduce 550 paintings and 325 calligraphies, representing the work of every major artist of the period in full color. The extensive commentaries in the third volume include biographies of each artist. Every calligraphy, inscription, and seal is transliterated into precise English. The breadth and depth of fresh scholarship, the quality of the art, and the luxurious production combine to make Later Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: 1800-1950 one of the monumental achievements in art book publishing in our century: an essential source book for anyone interested in Asian art, and an object of permanent beauty and value. **Due to size and weight, the shipping cost is $30.00 (USA addresses) or $135.00.00 (non-USA addresses).

$500.00

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FIRST EDITION FROM THE 17TH CENTURY MANUSCRIPT

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[GARDENING] TWO MANUALS OF GARDENING FROM ENGLISH MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOKS OF THE Seventeenth Century in the Library of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt, Volume: Husbandry: Volume II: Soyle for an Orchard. Pittsburgh, PA: Yale University Press, 1952. 1/350 copies, 2 vols Vellum, yapp edges, top edge gilt. Fine in slipcase with slight wear. A lovely presentation.

$150.00

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HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1957). First Edition. 8vo. This is a fine copy in a dust jacket with a small chip to the left side of the top front corner and a little darkening along the folds. Overall a fresh pleasing copy.

$575.00

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"A TURNING POINT IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION"

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ELIOT, CHARLES WILLIAM. ADDRESSES AT THE INAUGURATION OF CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT AS PRESIDENT OF HARVARD COLLEGE, Tuesday, October 19, 1869. Cambridge: Sever and Francis, 1869. 65 pp. 8vo. First edition. Stab-stiched pamphlet in printed wrappers, spine reinforced with archival tape. some shelfwear, faint dampstaining to lower margin of lower text block. During his 40 year tenure at Harvard Eliot created the Modern American University. He concentrated all undergraduate studies in the college and around it grouped the professional schools and research centers. Bachelor's degree became a prerequisite for all graduate and professional studies. His most radical reform was the introduction of "the elective system". In 1872 the degrees of Master of Arts, Doctor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy were established. In 1890 Followed the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He transformed the Divinity School from a denominational training school for ministers into a non-sectarian institution of higher learning. Perhaps his most notable contributions were made with the reforms of the Law School (introducing the "case system") and the School of Medicine raising standards and adopting a four year obligatory course, laboratory work, written examinations clinical instruction and internships. A scarce pamphlet.

$350.00

 

 
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THE FIRST BIG LITTLE BOOK

 

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GOLD, CHESTER. DICK TRACY (THE ADVENTURES OF). Racine Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co., 1932. 4" x 4 3/8"x 1 5/8". First Big Little Book to be published. Dick Tracy debuted as a daily strip in the Detroit Mirror on October 4, 1931. This book is a reprint for the second month of the daily strip. November 19 through December 28, 1931 and April 12 through May 24, 1932. According to the entry for this book in: (Big Little Book Club #GW2 707.), this book only had one press run. The measurements vary slightly from that descibed in the BLBC reference their's being 3 3/8" by 4 3/8" x 1 1/2". This is an exceptionally fresh, clean copy with just a little rubbing at the corners and a tiny crack at the top edge of the spine.

$750.00

 

 
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ONE OF SEVENTY-FIVE COPIES

 
 

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PHILLIPS, John C. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE DUCKS. (reprinted, with one plate, from A Natural History of the Ducks, Volume IV). Cambridge , [MA] U.S.A.: Printed at The Riverside Press, 1926. One of seventy-five copies printed for private distribution. Inscribed presentation from the author on the ffep. Color lithograph frontispiece. 1 f., pp. [321]-447. Quarto, 31 x 34 cm, green cloth, gold printed title on spine. The gold lettering has dimmed and there is a touch of fraying at crown, else fine.

$350.00

 
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IN ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS AS ISSUED

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NEWCOMES. MEMOIRS OF A MOST RESPECTABLE FAMILY. Edited by Arthur Pendennis, Esq. London: Bradbury and Evans, October 1853-August 1855. First edition, in the original 23/24 monthly parts, as issued. A very good clean set, a few back strips skillfully mended. all the wrappers in first state, and all the advertisements except the prodigiously rare "Great Northern Railway" slip in part 10, which seems only to occur in a few copies--it was lacking in VanDuzer's. The advertisement insets in parts 4 and 9 are here of the single variety; some sets having, in part 4 for instance 2 slips instead of 1 relating to the Edinburgh Guardian. these slight variations from VanDuzen's collation (some of which he mentions) are of quite minor importance. (VanDuzer 147).

$1250.00

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FIRST BOOK FROM CUALA PRESS

 

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YEATS, W.B. & LIONEL JOHNSON. POETRY AND IRELAND: ESSAYS BY W.B.YEATS AND LIONEL JOHNSON. Dundrum: Cuala Press, 1908. one of 250 copies, the first book from the Cuala Press. Ink inscription on front pastedown and two bookplates, one on pastedown and one on front flyleaf. Overall a very good copy with a touch of wear to the crown of the spine and sunning along the buff linen spine and spine lable. (Clark and Durkan A12; Wade 242.).

$425.00

 
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SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. LE PETIT PRINCE. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. First Edition. Light Brown cloth lettered and decorated in dark red to front and spine. Crow is present on p.63. $2.00 price present on front flap. Near fine in lightly soiled and chipped dust jacket. 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces missing from crown and tail of dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown.

$1850.00

 

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UPDIKE,John. HOWELLS AS ANTI-NOVELIST. Kittery Point,ME: William Dean Howells Committee, 1987. Limited Edition of 150 Copies. 8vo. [6], 7-43, [3]pp. First Printing. Grey Wrappers lettered in black and red to front. Complimentary card from Houghton Library laid in. A speech given by Updike at Harvard University as Part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of William Dean Howell's birth. Printed by Michael and Winifred Bixler and bound by Werner Mueller after the design of Greeer Allen. Fine.

$1,000.00

 

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SETON, Ernest Thompson. WOODMYTH & FABLE. New York: The Century Company, 1905. 181pp. 8vo. Red cloth stamped in gilt and green to front and spine. Text in red with accompanying b/w illustrations by E.T. Seton. Book design by Grace Gallatin Seton. Binding slightly cocked. Dustjacket is split in two places, worn and chipped and lightly soiled. Scarce in dustjacket.

$250.00

 

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LETTERS BETWEEN A PROTESTANT AND A PAPIST

 

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BRISTOL, George Digby, Earl of, and Sir Kenelm Digby. LETTERS BETWEEN THE LD GEORGE DIGBY, AND SR KENELM DIGBY KT. CONCERNING RELIGION. London: Printed for Humphrey Mosely, and are to be sold at his shop, at the sign of the Prince's Arms in St Pauls Church- yard, 1651. First edition, with the final letter dated "Sherburn, March 39, 1639." Small woodcut vignettes on title-page, a crown and rose and a crown and fleur-de-lis, and page [iii], a rose and a thistle. [iv], 132 pp. Collation: A-H8, I4. 14 x 9 cm. A worn and old leather binding, possibly contemporary, with lower board and rear endpapers detached. Scattered marginal notes and bracketing of text in pencil. Complete. (Wing B4768). Although not published until 1651, these letters, a "long discourse" about religion between two of the leading courtiers of their day, were exchanged between 2 November 1638 and 30 March 1639. Lord George Digby (1612-1677), the second Earl of Bristol, was a talented politician, administrator, soldier, and scholar who ultimately failed at each due to his inconsistent and rash temperament. Horace Walpole judged him "a singular person, whose life was contradiction." Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-1665), son of the executed gunpowder plotter Everard Digby, was even more accomplished than his kinsman and, in general, more consistent and controlled. He married the famous beauty Venetia Stanley, whom he met as a child and to whom he was devoted - even after her death. He was Ben Jonson's patron in London, and he associated with Voltaire and other learned men when he lived in France. He was an early member of the Royal Society (his paper entitled "A Discourse Concerning the Vegetation of Plants" was the first formal publication authorized by the Society, in 1661) and made positive contributions to modern embryology, though he also had a strong interest in occult philosophy and alchemy. Lord Clarendon, his contemporary, observed that "he possessed all the advantages which nature and art and excellent education could give him." In this volume Lord George, who was born and lived his early life in Catholic Spain but raised in the Church of England, attacks the Roman Catholic Church, while Sir Kenelm, who was born in Protestant England and raised in the Roman Catholic Church, and educated by Jesuits, defends the authority of the Church Fathers on articles of faith. Yet each man did worship for a time in the other's church: Sir Kenelm earlier and Lord George later. Sir Kenelm professed the Protestant religion in 1630, probably to advance his career, but he reconverted shortly after his beloved wife's sudden death in 1633, which he viewed as God's punishment for his sins, and because of his doubts of the validity of Anglican claims to catholicity. Lord George effectively ended his political career when he made a personal and lasting conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1659. (Oxford D.N.B; Lippincott's Pronouncing Biographical Dictionary, 2nd ed.).

$425.00

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SEGAL, Erich. LOVE STORY. New York: Harper and Row, [1970]. Copy editor's duplicate page proofs, galley format, 131pp. measuring approx. 7 1/2" x 24"; loose, as issued, and folded, as is customary. Included herein is a loose sheet of Harper and Row stationery bearing the holograph note "Love Story / dup. page proof". "Copy Editor" also appears in pencil across the top of the title page sheet. This set of galley proofs is near fine and shows only minor curling at the sheet ends, as is usual in this format.

$975.00

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PHARMACOPOEIA OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY. Boston: E. & J. Larkin, 1808. First edition. 8vo. x, [4], 272 pp. Rebound in rust cloth with printed label on spine, all edges gilt.

 

Based on the Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia with the addition of drugs indigenous to America, this first state pharmacopoeia listed 536 drugs and preparations and was somewhat ahead of its time in publishing the text in English. More than ninety percent of its articles were incorporated in the Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America issued in 1820. (Sonnedecker, Kremers and Urdan's History of Pharmacy, 229-35; Austin 1222). There has been no copy at auction in 25 years. Fine.

$650.00

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WITH ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK PRINT, SIGNED BY AUTHOR

 

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SZUKALSKI, Stanislaw. SZUKALSKI: PROJECTS IN DESIGN. Sculpture and Architecture. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1929. Limited edition, #25 of 150 copies with original woodblock print signed by the artist. 4to., 10 3/4"x 12". Blue and orange cloth lettered in gilt on front and spine. Edges gilt. Thick protective mylar cover. B/w plates. Light wear to cloth. Slight discoloration to endpapers. Rear endpapers split along seam. Interior clean. Binding tight. Szukalski was a Polish-born artist connected with the "Chicago Renaissance". He is also known for his theory of "Zermatism" that held that "all human culture was derived from post-deluge Easter Island and that humankind was locked in an eternal struggle with the Sons of Yeti, the offspring of Yeti and humans. Just about Fine.

$2500.00

 
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DELUXE AND POPULAR WORKS ABOUT THE GREAT CHALICE OF ANTIOCH

 

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EISEN, Gustavus. THE GREAT CHALICE OF ANTIOCH on which are depicted in sculpture the earliest known portraits of Christ, apostles and evangelists. New York: Kouchakji Frères, 1923. From a numbered edition of 1000 copies, designed and decorated by Edward B. Edwards, and printed on handmade paper, this is number 165. Illustrated with 12 original etchings on copper of the chalice portraits by Margaret W. Kinney, 47 photogravures after original negatives by the author and F. Kouchakji that show the chalice in detail and from many angles, and 4 diagrams, of which 2 are photogravures. Two folio volumes, 18.25" by 14.5", bound in quarter brown leather and light brown cloth, with gilt decoration and lettering on spines and upper boards. Volume I, text and diagrams: x, [2], 194 pp. Volume II, photogravures, etchings and diagrams: [viii] + 60 plates, each accompanied by a tissue guard with descriptive letterpress. A bit of rubbing to spines, with some negligible scuffing to cloth, but clean and fine throughout. Offered with: THE GREAT CHALICE OF ANTIOCH, by Gustavus A. Eisen. New York: Fahim Kouchakji, 1933. Color frontispiece + 32 illustrations throughout text. [ii], 22 pp. Small folio, 14" by 10", khaki cloth, with title printed in green to upper board. The author explains in the text (pp. 6-7) that this economical monograph, a brief nontechnical account of the chalice, was produced to supply popular demand and interest. Some edgewear to cloth, but clean within and without, and very good plus overall. Laid in is a brochure from summer, 1934, when the chalice and other items that were found with it were exhibited in the Hall of Religions at the Chicago "A Century of Progress" Exposition.

$1350.00

 
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VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE

 

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[JUVENILE -- OCCUPATIONS]. THE CABINET OF USEFUL ARTS & MANUFACTURES; DESIGNED FOR THE PERUSAL OF YOUNG PERSONS. Dublin: Printed by Christopher Bentham, 19 Eustace-street, 1820. First edition. 10 full-page wood-engraved illustrations, plus tailpieces. vii, [9]-180 pp. The full page illustrations are included in the pagination. Except for two plates illustrating important resources (the beaver and the seal), the plates represent trades. 12mo., 13.5 x 9 cm. In a scruffy, contemporary binding of rustic appearance: worn and soiled gray paper over chipped, scabbard boards, with a leather backstrip laid down. The front hinge is split but the bookblock is sound. Contemporary ink ownership ("Isaac Brown, Jan 1st, 1825") on reverse of frontispiece and some juvenile pencil squiggles in a few margins. Scattered, light foxing and a few creased corners throughout the text leaves. Manufacturing trades are represented by glass, porcelain, linen, rope-making, wool, silk, hats, leather, paper, sugar, and salt, while the useful arts are represented by printing calico, founding type, letterpress printing, and book binding. Coming at the end of the volume, and seeming to fall somewhere between a useful art and manufacturing, is brewing. A rare first edition of this title (OCLC first search lists only 10 copies), with later editions over the following decade printed at Dublin, London, and New York. (Osbourne Collection, p. 110: Dublin, Thos. Courtney, 1821; Kress C.1389: Dublin, W. Folds & Son, 1825).

$1,250.00

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TWO VOLUMES BOUND AS ONE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S CLOTH

 

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MACKAY, Charles. MEMOIRS OF EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS, 2 VOLUMES. London: Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852. 2nd edition. Two volumes bound as one: viii,303,vi,322 pp. Frontispiece and a vignette title-page at the start of each volume, with wood-engraved text illustrations throughout. Octavo, publisher's green cloth binding, rebacked with original backstrip laid down, blocked in blind on sides, dulled gilt lettering on spine. Slight wear to forecorners, but a sound and attractive copy overall. Text leaves are clean, though some of the paper has toned. Engraved bookplate of G. I. Fisher to front pastedown and a library stamp on the recto of each frontisp. and on the vignette t.p. for Volume 1. No other marks. A very good copy of this early, ground breaking study of crowd behavior, whose topics include John Law and the Mississippi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, tulipomania, the crusades, witch mania, haunted houses, duels and ordeals, etc., and whose influence extends through today. A scarce title in the less common one-volume format, housed a custom clamshell box.

$650.00

 

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ABOLITIONIST & WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE PARKER PILLSBURY'S COPY

 

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MONTAIGNE, [Michel] de. THE ESSAYS OF MICHAEL SEIGNEUR DE MONTAIGNE, translated into English. In three volumes. London: Printed for S. and E. Ballard, J. Clarke, D. Browne, et al., 1759. The seventh edition, "with very considerable amendments and improvements, from the most elegant and accurate French edition of Peter Coste;" it is a revised version of Charles Cotton's translation. Three octavo volumes: [28],414,[26]; [4],608,[36]; [4],468,[27] pp. In contemporary leather bindings with gilt stamped double-rule frames on sides, the bindings lack spine labels and show moderate wear, particularly at heels and crowns, with some soiling/staining. The joints of volume one have hairline cracks. Text leaves are clean. However, one leaf in volume one (pp. 265-6) has along closed tear, but without any loss of text. Each volume has the ownership signature of Parker Pillsbury, as well as some occasional pencil notes or markings in the margins in volumes two and three. Parker Pillsbury (1809-1898), worked ceaselessly for human betterment over the course of his long life, primarily as an abolitionist and women's rights activist. He edited The Herald of Freedom (Concord, New Hampshire) in the 1840s and The National Anti-Slavery Standard (New York, NY) in 1866, all while working as an abolitionist lecture agent for the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and American anti-slavery societies. After the Civil War, Pillsbury labored for Negro suffrage and was interested in temperance, political reform, international peace, and women's rights. He served as vice-president of the New Hampshire Woman Suffrage Association and, in 1865, helped draft the constitution of the American Equal Rights Association. For a year and a half (1868-69) he was co-editor with Elizabeth Cady Stanton of The Revolution, a radical weekly created by Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. (D.A.B. VII, pp.608-9).

$750.00

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LOVELY FRESH STEEL ENGRAVINGS

 

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ROBERTS, EMMA. VIEWS IN INDIA, CHINA AND ON THE SHORES OF THE RED SEA. London: H. Fisher, Son & Co., 1835. 2 Vols., 4to. Frontispiece "Engraved and printed in oil colours by G. Baxter" after a drawing by D[avid] Roberts. 2 engraved vignette title pages and 61 plates after sketches by Robert Elliott. Complete. Bound in contemporary half calf with marbled boards. There is general wear along the hinges and boards. The engravings a fine fresh and clean.

$850.00

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SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS, Gaius. C. SALLUSTII CRISPI BELLUM CATILINARIUM UND JUGURTHINUM Mit Teutschen Noten also erkläret Daß 1) Die schweresten Constructiones erleichtert. 2) Die dunckelsten Wörter und sonderbahren Redens-Arten deutlich gemacht. 3) Die Historischen Umstände nebst denen Geographischen Merckwürdigkeiten kürtzlich erläutert, und 4) die Antiquitäten hinlänglich beygebracht werden. Nebst einer Vorrede Von dem Leben und Schrifften Sallustii, Und Einem vierfachen Real- und Verbal, Lateinischen und Teutschen Registern. Halle im Magdeburg. A. MDCCXXVII [1727]. Zu finden in der Rengerischen Buchh. [xiv], 328, [136] pp. Collation: [ ]1, a2, b4, A-N12, O8, P-T12, U8. Small 12mo., 13.7 cm., contemporary vellum with hand-lettered title to spine. General light soiling and some ink splatter to binding. Remnants of book labels on pastedowns. Lacks frontispiece, but text is complete. There is a bit of shallow dampstaining in margins of the initial and final leaves. A couple of pages are heavily underlined in the preliminary life of Sallust; and there are occasional small ink notes/corrections in margins of main text. The brief account of Sallust's life is in German; but Sallust's accounts of L. Sergius Catilina's conspiracy in 63 BC and of the Jugurthine War, about Rome's war against King Jugurtha of Numidia from 112 to 105 BC, are in Latin. Very good.

$150.00

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