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J.M. Barrie Scarce First Edition The Little Minister

Barrie, J. M. THE LITTLE MINISTER (London: Cassell and Co, 1891) 3 volumes. First edition, with 16 pages of ads dated “5 G.9.91.” 8vo, original brown cloth lettered in gilt on spines. Internally clean and tight with hinges unrepaired, original cloth in good order and now housed in a fine half morocco slipcase. SCARCE, especially so in original cloth.

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THE LITTLE MINISTER was Barrie’s first work to achieve a high level of success and largely established his reputation. It is a sentimental novel that Barrie would also later produce on stage, again successfully. The work was written over 15 years prior to the introduction of his most famous character, Peter Pan.

Charles Beke - Reasons for Returning the Gold Medal A Very Rare Inscribed Presentation Copy First Edition with Distinguished Provenance

Beke, Charles T. Ph.D, F.S.A, etc. REASONS FOR RETURNING THE GOLD MEDAL OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF FRANCE AND FOR WITHDRAWING FROM ITS MEMBERSHIP; In a Letter to M. De La Roquette, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Geographical Society of France (London: James Madden, 1851) EXTREMELY RARE, FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS, OWNER OF THE PHILLIPPS COLLECTION. 8vo, original printed and sewn wrappers. A very fine copy, completely in original state

Inscribed First Edition by Alfred Bertrand Voyage and Exploration in Southern Africa

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Bertrand, Alfred. AU PAYS DES BA-ROTSI HAUT-ZAMBÈZE. Voyage d’Exploration en Afrique et Retour par les Chutes Victoria, Le Matébéléland, le Transvaal, Natal, le Cap (Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1898) First edition, INSCRIBED by the author. With 104 illustrations from photos and two folding maps at the rear. Small 4to, original dark green cloth with gilt lettered spine and cover and a small pictorial gilt vignette on the cover. A very fine, attractive copy. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. The inscription reads: ‘Monsieur --- Madam ---. De la part de l’auteur et en souvenir de leur bonne hospitalité. Alfred Bertrand. Genéve 1901.’ This expedi-

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and excellently preserved. EXTREMELY RARE, ACCORDING TO AVAILABLE RECORDS, ONLY FOUR COPIES ARE NOTED IN INSTITUTIONAL HOLDINGS, TWO BELONG TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND ONE TO THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM. THIS IS VERY POSSIBLY THE ONLY COPY IN PRIVATE HANDS AND THE ONLY KNOWN INSCRIBED COPY OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE WORK.

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tion was organized by Captain A. St. Hill Gibbons, and included the author and Messrs. Reid and Pirie. Bertrand briefly visited the Diamond Fields at Kimberley, and the party arrived at the Zambesi “about the end of June, and calling on Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jalla, the missionaries at Kazungula, were hospitably received, obtaining the welcome information that King Lewanika had granted them permission to visit Barotseland. There is an interesting account of Bulawayo and the Chartered Company’s territories at this date” (Mendelssohn, pp. 120-21).

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Koberger’s Magnificent Incunable Bible - July 30, 1477 His Second Latin Bible - Beautifully Rubricated Superb in Impressive Contemporary German Binding

[Bible, in Latin]. BIBLIA LATINA [With the tractate of Menardus Monachus] (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 30 July, 1477) Very Early Printing of the Bible and only the second Latin Bible printed by Koberger, 51 lines and headline, double column. With manuscript headlines in red, a beautiful opening initial of 10 lines with elaborate flourishes that flow from the very top to very bottom of the page in red, blue and green, numerous 6 line initials in red and blue, some with much longer extensions or flourishes, a profusion of 3 line initials in red or blue. Royal folio, in contemporary German blind-stamped pigskin over thick wood boards, (probably a Nuremberg binding), the boards center-paneled and decorated

[Bible] Smith, William. THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE BIBLE... To Which Also is Added, the History of the Jews of the Dispersion..Down to the Present time... (Philadelphia: National Publishing Company, ND [Circa 1872]) Embellished with 250 fine engravings and maps, both on plates and throughout the text, including a fine engraved frontispiece of the Crucifixion by Gustave Dore. Thick Royal 8vo, in the publisher’s beautifully produced binding designed to mirror hand-bound bibles of earlier centuries while also incorporating newer full Victorian

[Binding]; Zaehnsdorf, Joseph W. Technological Handbooks. THE ART OF BOOKBINDING. A Practical Treatise (London: G. Bell and Sons, 1920) The Ninth Edition. With 8 plates of bindings printed in green or brown and many additional illustrations and diagrams throughout the text. 8vo, in a beautiful, and appropriate, signed Zaehnsdorf binding of full red crushed morocco. The boards with triple gilt fillet ruled borders with gilt corner embellishments, inner border rolled in blind scallop motif, the spine elegantly gilt tooled in compartments between

Jacob Böhme – Very Rare First Edition in English with Charles A. Muses - Original Typescript With Autograph Annotations on Böhme

Böhme, Jacob. THE WORKS OF JACOB BEHMEN, the Teutonic Theosopher. Translated from the German by William Law. [with] Muses, Charles A. Dionysius Andreas Freher. An Inquiry into The Work of A Fundamental Contributor to the Philosophic Tradition of Jacob Boehme (London [and] New York: M. Richardson [et al.], , 1764-81 [and] 1951) 4 volumes. First Edition of this highly significant English version of the complete works of Jacob Böhme, offered with a 252 pp. typescript on thin onion paper. With label: “Charles A. Muses/ 37-16 92nd street/ Jackson Heights, L.I., NY” pasted on first leaf. Additions and annotations in Muses’ hand in brown ink

Brontë, Charlotte ; Dulac, Edmund (Illustrator). THE PROFESSOR (London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1922) First Edition with Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Illustrated with 6 coloured illustrations after paintings by Dulac. 8vo, 3/4 contemporary honey calf over cloth boards, lettered and elaborately tooled in gilt on the spine, with dark-green morocco lettering labels, raised bands gilt

Burns, Robert. THE COMPLETE WORKS... (London: George Virtue, ND [circa 1840]) A early, handsome illustrated edition. Illustrated with over 35 engravings on steel by noted artists such as W.H. Bartlett, T. Allom, and others. Tall and thick 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary three-quarter red calf over pebbled boards, the spine beautifully gilt decorated in compartments. A beautiful copy in a handsome period binding, minor

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gilt stippled bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments and with additional gilt lettering at the tail, gilt ruled board edges and gilt tooled turn-ins over fine marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. A fine copy, both the text and binding in excellent state of preservation. IN A FINE SIGNED Zaehnsdorf BINDING. A major work on bookbinding by one of the great masters of the craft. The well illustrated chapters cover all aspects of the craft and the plates display many styles and artistic periods.

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throughout. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Böhme, and 26 plates, including 2 that are hand-coloured. 4to, bound in recent brown sprinkled calf. The typescript 280 x 220 mm, in contemporary binder of black cloth over heavy boards. FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT ENGLISH VERSION OF THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JACOB BÖHME, and the first to issue the extraordinary occult engravings with multiple overlays. The first complete English edition is drawn from the seventeenth-century editions with the language modernized and the various works gathered into one translation and printing.

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stopped, compartments with gilt panel decorations and central gilt ornamental tooling, top edge gilt. A very handsome copy with subtle mellowing to the spines and edges. FIRST EDITION WITH DULAC’S ILLUSTRATIONS. A handsome illustrated copy of Charlotte Bronte’s THE PROFESSOR. Dulac’s colourful illustrations add real charm to this volume.

Robert Burns’ Complete Works - A Handsome Copy Illustrated With Fine Steel-Plate Engravings

Price: $225.

design elements. It features full chocolate morocco on thick boards heavily embossed on both covers in panels creating 10 gilt decorated areas around a larger central panel. The central panel is gilt lettered and decorated and each of the smaller areas decorated in extensive and highly detailed gilt. A handsome copy of a book rarely found so. One of the nicest issues of William Smith’s very popular and wellresearched Bible history. The binding is like those of the fine family Bibles produced in this period.

Charlotte Brontë - The Professor - Illustrated by Dulac Handsomely Bound and with Coloured Illustrations

Price: $185,000.

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In a Fine Zaehnsdorf Full Morocco Binding - Gilt Extra Joseph W. Zaehnsdorf on The Art of Bookbinding

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in blind with a central tool within multiple borders, remnants of brass catches on the fore-edge. Manuscript lettering to the spine with wide tall bands. An unusually fine copy, especially well preserved and very handsome indeed. An important copy with full contemporary binding intact, and in great likelihood coming directly from Koberger’s workshop. A RARE AND EXTREMELY HANDSOME COPY, ESPECIALLY WELL PRESERVED. THIS BOOK REPRESENTS ONLY THE SECOND TIME THAT KOBERGER PRINTED THE LATIN BIBLE. This printing was issued in the second year after the first printing of 1475.

Smith’s Popular Bible History - Impressively Bound With 250 Engravings - Including One by Gustave Dore

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age wear to extremities, internally quite fresh and very well preserved. A FINE EARLY ILLUSTRATED COLLECTED EDITION OF BURNS’ WORKS. It includes Allan Cunningham’s “life and notices”. Cunningham, a published poet and magazine contributor, was a neighbor of Robert Burns. Although Burns died when he was only a child he had many recollections of his father’s friend.

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Edward Clarendon’s History of the Rebellion... A Very Scarce Large Paper Set - Extra Illustrated

Clarendon, Edward, Earl of. THE HISTORY OF THE REBELLION and Civil Wars in England... (Oxford: At the University Press, 1843) A New Edition, from the original manuscript, with copious indexes. Printed double column. The “Life” with a separate title-page dated 1842. Tall 8vo, in handsome and very fine decorated binding of contemporary full diced calf, the boards with a double gilt ruled frame featuring floral corner pieces, larger corner pieces within the frame in a crossed arrow motif, the spine with extensively gilt tooled compartments between gilt stippled and ruled raised bands, two compartments also

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featuring the crossed arrow central tool. A very handsome copy, quite fine and fresh, most impressive. HANDSOME COPY OF CLARENDON’S GREAT “HISTORY”, ALONG WITH THE LIFE OF CLARENDON. In this edition the original manuscript of the noble author deposited in the Bodleian Library has been followed throughout, the suppressed passages have been restored, and the interpolations made by the first editor have been rejected. Thus, this edition is free from the politically motivated censoring of the original.

Signed - Limited Deluxe Copy - One of Only 170 Printed Harry Clarke’s Illustrated Tales of Mystery and Imagination A Stunning Interpretation of Poe’s Classic Writing

[Clarke, illus.] Poe, Edgar Allan. TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION (London: George G. Harrap & Co. Limited, 1919) Very scarce, first edition DELUXE ISS UE ON FINE HANDMADE PAPER. Limited issue of only 170 copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY HARRY CLARKE. With 24 stunning full page black and white plates by Harry Clarke and with a profusion of very fine Clarke designed head and tail-pieces throughout. Large, thick 4to, in the publisher’s best deluxe binding of full vellum, the upper board decorated in gilt from designs by

The Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge A Fine and Handsomely Bound Set - 1844 Published by Pickering in London Three Volumes

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. THE POETICAL WORKS OF S.T. COLERIDGE (London: William Pickering, 1844) 3 volumes. Very early collected edition. Small 8vo, three-quarter period red morocco over marbled boards, lettered in gilt in two compartments of the spines between raised bands gilt lined, the remaining compartments elaborately decorated with gilt panel designs and central ornamental tooling, marbled edges and endpapers. A lovely and pleasing set, the text-block very

First Edition Joseph Conrad - The Rescue An Uncommonly Bright and Fine Copy

Conrad, Joseph. THE RESCUE, A Romance of the Shallows (Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920) First Edition, published one month before the English edition. 8vo, publisher’s original navy blue cloth, beautifully decorated and lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover. An unusually bright and very fine copy.

The First Sansovino Edition of Dante - 1564 Comedia and Opera con L’Espositini de Christoforo Landino A Fine and Handsome Copy in Full Italian Calf - Folio Fully Illustrated

Dante Alighieri, (1265-1321). [OPERA] CON L’ESPOSITIONI DI CHRISTOFORO LANDINO, et D’Alessandro Vellutello... (Venice: Giovambattista Marchio Sessa, & fratelli, 1564) First of the Edition, First Sansovino edition, First edition with a portrait of Dante. With a fine woodcut title page and 96 woodcut illustrations, including three full-page, 77 large cuts in the text, and numerous head- and tailpieces. Printer’s woodcut device on the final leaf. Folio, very fine and handsome antique Italian calf, the spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, there is a single red/brown morocco label gilt lettered and ruled. A very handsome and very

One of Charles Dickens’ Greatest Works The True First Edition, First Issue, Three Decker Oliver Twist...the Parish Boy’s Progress - London - 1838

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[Dickens, Charles]; Boz. OLIVER TWIST; or, The Parish Boy’s Progress (London: Richard Bentley, 1838) 3 volumes. First edition, first issue with the Fireside p64late and Boz on the title page. With 24 engravings by George Cruikshank. 8vo, very handsomely bound in antique three quarter green morocco over marbled boards, the spines beautifully decorated with raised bands gilt stopped and double gilt ruled, compartments elaborately gilt tooled, two compartments lettered in gilt. An unusually nice set of the rare first issue, bindings in a fine state of preservation, the gilt clean and bright, the dark-green morocco

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Harry Clarke, the spine gilt lettered. A very fine and beautiful copy, still partially unopened, the text bright and the vellum unusually fresh and clean. THE RARE DELUXE EDITION OF ONLY 170 SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPIES. Perhaps the most perfect edition of Edgar Allen Poe’s TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION. Clarke’s stunning black and white plates utilize dramatic wide areas of black with intricate areas of white appearing nearly scratched out. The effect at once conveys both the beauty and horror unique to Poe.

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clean and bright, the bindings well preserved with only light evidence of age or use. THE BEST EARLY PERIOD COLLECTION OF COLERIDGE POETRY. A very pleasant set of Coleridge’s works, which includes his Juvenile Poems, Kubla Khan, Sibylline Leaves, Christabel, Zapolya, Wallenstein, Miscellaneous Poems and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner as well as others. This is an early published set of the works and is quite a pleasing copy.

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A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. The book that Conrad spent much of his life writing. it was begun in 1896 and not finished until 25 May 1919.

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well preserved copy in a very pleasing state of preservation. Rare in full antique calf. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS HISTORIC PRINTING OF ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE MIND OF MAN. This is the first edition of Dante edited by Francisco Sansovino, incorporating two commentaries: that of Christoforo Landino, which first appeared in the Florentine edition of 1481, and the noteworthy commentary of Alessandro Velutello, first published at Venice in 1544. The volume includes extensive introductory matter by all three commentators, and a running commentary that virtually overwhelms the poem itself.

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still without fading. A VERY HANDSOME SET OF THE FIRST EDITION AND ISSUE OF OLIVER TWIST. This was Dickens’s second novel, following quickly on the enormous success of THE PICKWICK PAPERS. It was published in volume form six months before it was completed in serial form, and Frederic Kitton states that 35 London booksellers contracted for only 528 copies. But although those London booksellers may have had their initial doubts, the book was and still is one of Dickens’ most popular novels.

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The Grand Paradise Lost of John Milton & Gustave Doré

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An Exceptional Account of Saxon History and Lore - 1673

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One of the Greatest Illustrated Editions of the Title A Masterpiece of Literature and the Engraving Arts

Concerning the Most Noble and Renowned English Nation Includes ‘The Pied Piper’ - Two Centuries Before Browning

[Doré, illus.] Milton, John. PARADISE LOST... (London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, no date [c.1866]) One of the earliest issues with both England and America in the imprint and a particularly large copy. With 50 magnificent plates after engravings by Gustave Doré. Large, tall folio, in a beautiful contemporary and deluxe binding by one of the important London binders for Hatchard and Co. of full brown morocco, the boards paneled in gilt and blind in an elaborate design befitting the period and grandeur of Milton’s epic poetry, and featuring a huge gilt central design within wide elaborate gilt frames further enhanced with toolwork in blind, the spine with elaborate decorations in blind

[English History; British Antiquities; Verstegan, Richard]. RESTITUTION OF DECAYED INTELLIGENCE IN ANTIQUITIES... (London: For Samuel Mearne, John Martyn and Henry Herringman, 1673) The sixth and final edition. With 10 large copperplate engravings and an engraved illustrated title-page. 8vo, bound in contemporary full calf, the spine with elaborately gilt tooled and framed compartments. A very fresh and desirable copy, internally quite fine, the binding shows no evidence of restoration or later sophistication, with some cracking to the leather at the hinges but the boards still firm, top edge shaved very close, on a few leaves coming into contact with text or headlines. Long studious notations to the front pastedown and

A James Bond Classic - First Edition The Man With The Golden Gun

Fleming, Ian. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (London: Jonathan Cape, 1965) First edition. 8vo, in the publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original pictorial dustjacket. A bright and pleasing copy, the dustjacket very attractive and fresh with a small amount of light rubbing to the edges, some dustiness to the rear cover.

around large gilt thistle and flower motif gilt tooling the center of 5 multi-gilt ruled compartments separated by wide and tall raised double-bands. A fine copy, internally extremely fresh with only the lightest hint of the usually present spotting, and even this just occasionally and primarily confined to prelims, the binding tight, strong and extremely handsome. A VERY REGAL COPY, FRESH AND CLEAN AND IN AN ESPECIALLY IMPRESSIVE AND BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED DELUXE BINDING FOR HATCHARD BEFITTING THIS MAGNIFICENT EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREATEST WORKS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Barcia - A Chronological History of the Continent of Florida First Edition and First Limited Edition - A Very Fine Copy

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Hokusai, Katsushika (1760-1849, [Japanese Print]. [A Woodblock Colour Plate] Suspension bridge of hietsu sakai (Hietsu no sakai tsuribashi) [From the series] ‘Wondrous Views of Famous Bridges’ (SHOKOKU MEIKYO KIRAN) ( Nishimuraya Yohachi, circa 1840) A very handsome handcoloured woodcut of farmers crossing the famous bridge, coloured primarily in blue as the artist intended Oban Yokoye, being 370 x 250 millimeters. Beautifully preserved, the impression strong and the colours bright. A VERY HANDSOME HOKUSAI JAPANESE EDO PERIOD

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Homer, . THE ILIAD of HOMER and THE ODYSSEY, Translated into English Blank Verse by William Cullen Bryant (Boston: Hougton, Mifflin and Co., 1881, 1887) 4 volumes. Royal 8vo, publisher’s original dark green cloth, gilt lettered and ruled on the spines and upper covers, blind stamped on the lower covers. An especially handsome set, the textblocks clean and fresh, hinges strong, bindings sturdy and unfaded, all very bright, very little

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tions in brown, orange and green. In the original clear plastic dustjacket as issued. A very fine copy, pristine but for a little abrasion or creasing to the front free-fly and blanks. SCARCE FIRST AND LIMITED EDITION AND THE FIRST TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH of, “the principal authority on Florida itself during its two centuries of Spanish supremacy. . . “. Howes, B130. Originally published in 1723 in Madrid, this book covers the peninsula’s history from the landing of Ponce de Leon in 1512 through the year 1722. Kerrigan’s translation was done under the patronage of the St. Augustine Historical Society.

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WOODBLOCK PRINT BY HOKUSAI. A well known image from one of the most famous artist of the ukiyo-e style. Hokusai is of great fame due to his ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’, arguably the internationally best known and most recognized of all Edo period artwork. His influences stretched all the way to his contemporaries in nineteenth century Europe whose new style Art Nouveau, or Jugendstil in Germany, was influenced by him and by Japanese art in general.

Homer’s Illiads and Odyssey In English - 1881-1887 Four Volumes in Especially Bright Condition A Handsome Set of William Cullen Bryant’s Translation

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SCARCE. Jamaica provides the setting for this taut and psychological James Bond adventure. It was a bit of a departure in “Bond style” for Ian Fleming. This novel leans away from the complex plots, world-threatening super villains or cold war antics usually associated with the series and concentrates instead on James Bond himself.

A Fine Katsushika Hokusai Woodcut The Bridge of Hietsu Sakai - A Print of the Edo Period

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free-fly in an early hand. SCARCE IN FULLY CONTEMPORARY STATE AND IN THIS CONDITION. A primary 17th century work by Verstegan, also known as Richard Rowlands, a Anglo/Dutch antiquarian who was one of the leading scholars of his day on Anglo-Saxon history. Beginning with the Saxon invasions, the work also delves into the development of the English language, etymologies of Saxon proper names and early English surnames, titles of offices and honor early English lore and folk stories. Among the lore is the earliest (first edition of 1620) known version of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. DNB calls this the most interesting of Verstegan’s many and oft published works.

The First Translation into English of this Great Work [Florida]; Barcia , [Andres Gonzalez de]. BARCIA’S CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE CONTINENT OF FLORIDA... (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1951) First edition in English, LIMITED to 999 numbered copies. This printing is the first time the work was translated into English. Engraved styled head and tail-pieces, folding genealogical plate, original prospectus included, title-page and limitation page printed in black and red. Tall 4to, publisher’s original cloth designed beautifully to be reminiscent of antique vellum, lettered in manuscript style on the spine in brown, the upper cover with pictorial decora-

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evidence of age or use and a superior copy. AN IMPORTANT TRANSLATION OF HOMER AND A BEAUTIFUL SET IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Bryant, was a leading man of letters in the 19th century. He was renown as both a poet of nature and as the editor of The Evening Post for over 25 years. He was a contemporary as well as friend and colleague of the most important writers and Transcendentalists of his day.

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The Wonderful Legends of Ingoldsby An Early Three Volume Set - Handsomely Bound

Ingoldsby, Thomas. THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS, or Mirth and Marvels (London: Richard Bentley, 1855) 3 volumes. Early edition. Engraved ornamental titlepages printed in red and black, 18 plates by John Leech, George Cruikshank, and Robert Buss. 8vo, handsomely bound in three-quarter olive morocco and marbled boards gilt lettered and with gilt ruled borders in panels of spine. A lovely set, the bindings almost wholly free from the fading common to this color of leather, the interiors

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extremely fresh and clean A VERY EARLY COLLECTED EDITION OF Written under the Ingoldsby pseudonym by Richard Barham, a minor Canon of St. Paul’s, these lively stories, myths and poetry were first published in series in Bentley’s Miscellany and The New Monthly. Their comic treatment of medieval legend and the quaint narrative style drew instant popularity. This 1855 publication is a very early collected edition.

Lives of Mahomet and His Successors - Washington Irving Very Rare - First Edition in Pristine Original Condition - 1850

Irving, Washington. THE LIFE OF MAHOMET [and] LIVES OF THE SUCCESSORS OF MAHOMET (London: John Murray, 1850) 2 volumes. First edition. A publisher’s presentation copy with manuscript presentation on the general titlepage of volume two. Each volume with both the general title-page for the set and the specific title-page for the volume. 8vo, in decorated publisher’s original olive green moire cloth elaborately stamped in blind on the spines and all covers in arabesque designs, the spines lettered in gilt. A fine set in completely original state, rare

Johnson, Samuel. A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.. (London: by W. Strahan, 1765) 2 volumes. The Third Edition. Royal folio, beautifully presented in full contemporary calf with panels richly gilt within compartments of the spine, black and russet morocco lettering labels gilt decorated, the covers with roll tooling in blind at the borders, endleaves marbled. A very clean, very handsome and attractive copy, crisp and unpressed and in original state, the binding rejointed at some

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A Fine Printing Beautifully Illustrated and Presentedo

King, L. W and H. R. Hall. EGYPT AND WESTERN ASIA IN THE LIGHT OF RECENT DISCOVERIES (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1907) First edition. 100 plates and illustrations. Tall, thick 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A pleasing, well preserved and bright copy with very little evidence of age FIRST EDITION. The authors, both in the Department of Egyptian

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Linacre, Thomas; [Estienne, Printer]. THOMAE LINACRI BRITANNI DE EMENDATA STRUCTURA LATINI SERMONIS LIBRI SEX [with,] INDEX IN SEX THOMAE LINACRI ANGLI DE EMENDATA STRUCTURA LIBROS, SIVE DE OCTO PARTIUM ORATIONIS CONSTRUCTIONE. [ON THE PURE AND CORRECT STRUCTURE OF LATIN PROSE] (Paris: Roberti Stephani [Estienne], 1527 and 1529) 2 volumes bound into one. Very Rare First Edition of each work. First Editions of the Estienne printings do not appear in the auction records for over 35 years and OCLC shows only 1 copy in libraries worldwide. With the Estienne engraved devices on the titles. Large 8vo, bound in full antique calf, most probably from the 1600’s, blind ruled at the borders of the covers, and at the head and tail of the spine panel, lettering

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and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum wrote this book with the awareness that during the period in which they were writing, excavations were being pursued with more energy and activity both in Egypt and Western Asia than ever before. During this period especially, the need to modify former theories was extensive, adding knowledge for even whole periods of history which ten years before had been unknown to historians.

Estienne Printings - Rare First Editions of Each Work Linacri - Emendata Structura Latini 1527 and 1529 Paris - Bound in Blind Tooled Antique Calf

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marbled endpapers. A very handsome and fine copy, internally fresh and clean, the binding very well preserved and showing virtually no wear at all. A HANDSOME AND SPECIALLY BOUND COPY of Buxton Forman’s highly important collection of Keats. The illustrations are important in an historical context. Buxton Forman’s highly important collection of Keats. With his scholarly notes. Forman is recognized as the most renown of all Keats scholars.

With a Profusion of Fine Illustrations - First Edition Egypt and Western Asia in Light of Recent Discoveries King and Hall - London - 1907

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time preserving all original materials. RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT, A FINE COPY IN RARE CONTEMPORARY BINDING OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST FOLIO PRINTINGS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON’S MASTERWORK. THIS PRESSING WITHIN TEN YEARS OF THE FIRST. “The most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography (PMM).

Poetical Works of John Keats - Buxton Forman’s Edition Keats, John. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN KEATS... (London: Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, 1934) An early and illustrated edition of the highly important Buxton Forman edited Keats. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Keats, Haydon’s Life Mask of Keats, title-page type facsimiles. 8vo, in a handsome binding of three-quarter crushed brown morocco over boards, the spine divided into compartments separated by raised bands, two compartments gilt lettered,

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thus, the cloth bright and the text near pristine. A FIRST EDITION SET QUITE SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION, FULLY ORIGINAL AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED, APPEARING UNUSED AND AS PRISTINE. RARE THUS. Here as elsewhere Irving correctly discriminated the biographer’s province from the historian’s, and leaving the philosophical investigation of cause and effect to writers of Gibbon’s calibre, applied himself to represent the picturesque features of the age as embodied in the actions and utterances of its most characteristic representatives.

Johnson’s Great Folio Dictionary - PMM - 1765 “The Most Amazing, Enduring, and Endearing One-Man Feat in the Field of Lexicography”

Price: $350.

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Price: $2250.

label with calligraphy by hand. 128 leaves; 21 leaves complete A well preserved copy with the text-block in good order, crisp and quite clean and unpressed. Some unobtrusive evidence here and there of old damp to some of the corners at the lower quadrant, last leaf of index with a bit of loss at the upper outside corner. Front board detached but easily mended. RARE FIRST EDITIONS OF EACH WORK. ‘Thomas Linacre (or Lynaker) (c. 1460 – 20 December 1524) was an English humanist and physician, after whom Linacre College, Oxford is named. Linacre was more of a scholar than a scientific investigator... (and) was highly esteemed in his own day. He took no part in political or theological questions, but his career as a scholar was characteristic of the critical period in the history of learning through which he lived.

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Lawrence Lipton’s Much Sought-After Holy Barbarians Rare Advance Copy of the First Edition - 1959 Unbound as Issued and with the Original Dustjacket

Lipton, Lawrence. THE HOLY BARBARIANS (New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1959) First Edition, RARE ADVANCE COPY. With 31 captioned black and white photographs on 4 double-sided plates. Royal 8vo, publisher’s advance copy, the text-block stitched but unbound, wrapped in the photographically decorated dustjacket. Surprisingly well preserved for an unbound advance copy, internally quite fine but for typical minor

Jack London’s Masterpiece - The Call of the Wild A Stunning Copy As Pristine - Very Rare Thus The True First Edition - First Issue - 1903

London, Jack. THE CALL OF THE WILD (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903) Scarce First edition, First issue of this American classic. Illustrated with plates in colour by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull, decorated by Charles E. Hooper. 8vo, publisher’s original pictorially decorated green cloth lettered in gilt and with illustrations of dog sledding on the upper cover in white, red and black, similarly gilt lettered and pictorially decorated on the spine, pictorial endpapers. Now

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. THE BELFRY OF BRUGES AND OTHER POEMS. (Cambridge: John Owen, 1846) The first edition of the large-paper state of this title. PRESENTATION COPY. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo, bound in the original Longfellow presentation binding of half green morocco and marbled boards gilt lettered on the spine. With an early expert rebacking preserving the original spine. Housed in a morocco-

Big Game Hunting in Central and Southern Europe First Edition in Full Red Calf Binding Madariaga’s Modern Classic on the Subject

Madariaga, Valentin de. BIG GAME HUNTING IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN EUROPE: with a foreword by Ricardo Medem Sanjuan (Madrid: Editorial Olivo for the Amwell Press, 1981) One of five hundred copies published for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited and signed by the president, Jim Rikhoff. Illustrated with beautiful, colored photographs. Oblong 4to, bound in full red leather, with gilt lettering in three panels of the spine with skull and antler motif in the remaining

Item Number: 29

Milton, John. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON (London: Macmillan, 1887) The Globe Edition. Small 8vo, handsomely bound by Mudie in contemporary three-quarter green morocco over marbled boards, page edges and end papers marbled to match, the spine with elaborate gilt tooled panels within compartments divided by gilt tooled raised bands, gilt lettered in one compartment, a very attractive binding. A very attractive

Mailer, Norman. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD (New York: Rinehart and Co, 1948) First edition, first issue with Rinehart logo on copyright page, jacket without the Rinehart quote. 8vo, original black cloth printed in white on the spine, printed dustjacket with Mailer’s photograph on the rear panel. Internally a very good and well preserved copy with only minor mellowing and some dusting to the page edges. The cloth good only with the spine panel loose from the front board but still whole and at-

[Matisse, Henri]; Duthuit, Claude. HENRI MATISSE. CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ DES OUEVRES ILLUSTRÉS ÉTABI AVEC LA COLLABORATION DE FRANÇOISE GARNAUD... (Paris: Claude Duthuit, 1988) 2 volumes. First Edition and Limited to 2000 copies. With 26 reproductions in colour and hundreds

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two, in a slipcover. A pristine copy, as mint. HANDSOME FIRST EDITION, AND SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND JIM RIKHOFF, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL SPORTING FRATERNITY LIMITED. A full discussion with a profusion of photographs interspersed of the great hunting haunts and methods of Central and Southern Europe.

Item Number: 32

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binding in excellent condition, the text fine and fresh. A HANDSOME ANTIQUE COPY of Milton’s great poetry, considered among the finest produced in the English Language. The addition of David Masson’s scholarly introductions make this volume as useful as it is attractive. It contains PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED, SAMSON AGONISTES and all the minor poems.

Item Number: 33

Price: $850.

tached to the back, some wear to the board edges and corners, dustjacket in good order with very little wear or aging. NORMAN MAILER’S FIRST BOOK AND ARGUABLY STILL ONE OF HIS BEST. Long considered one of the best novels to come out of World War II, and the best to come out of America. It caused a sensation on its initial publication; critics compared the 25-year-old author to Tolstoy and catapulted him to instant literary celebrity.

Henri Matisse - Catalogue Raisonne des Ouevre Illustres Beautifully Produced by Duthuit in Paris Only 2000 Copies

Price: $3250.

backed slipcase. A very good copy overall. THE HALF TITLE BEARS A PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION IN THE AUTHOR’S HAND: “Henry C. Baird, From the Author, 1846.” The recipient, Henry Carey Baird, was an author in his own right and a member of the publishing firm of Carey and Hart in Philadelphia. With Baird’s bookplate; also with the bookplate of Frank Hogan, a noted collector.

First Edition of Norman Mailer’s Greatest Work The Naked and The Dead

Price: $250.

protected by a fine and handsome morocco backed slipcase. An absolutely beautiful copy, as nice as we have ever seen, bright, fine, pristine and quite stunning with the painted cover still near as mint. A STUNNING COPY OF THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE AND ONE OF THE “PERFECT” BOOKS.

John Milton - The Poetical Works - With Fine Scholarship In a Very Handsome Binding Gilt by Mudie - 1887s

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age mellowing to the paper, the jacket with some edge wear but still whole and attractive. RARE UNBOUND FIRST EDITION AND ADVANCE COPY OF AN IMPORTANT AND ACCLAIMED FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF THE BEAT GENERATION. Lawrence was a journalist, writer and poet known for his Canto Poets and Musicians Workshop which were devoted largely to the work of the Beat generation.

A Presentation Copy, Inscribed from H. W. Longfellow The Belfry of Bruge in the Original Presentation Binging

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Item Number: 34

Price: $495.

throughout in black and white. 4to, publisher’s original finely woven tan linen, the cover with a reproduction of one of Matisse’s works and with lettering in black, the spines lettered in black, in the original dustjacket. A very fine copy in a well preserved dustjacket showing just a bit of light toning.

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The Monumental History of Louis Mayerne Turquet The Only Edition in English - Edward Grimeston - 1612 The Generall Historie of Spaine - Printed in London

Mayerne Turquet, Lewis de [Grimeston, Edward trans.]. THE GENERALL HISTORIE OF SPAINE...Translated into English... (London: A. Islip and G. Eld, 1612) First Edition in English and the ONLY edition of the only translation into English. With handsome engraved head and tail pieces and large woodcut initials throughout. Large, thick folio, contemporary full brown calf, spine with raised bands double ruled in blind, one compartment lettered in gilt. With the provenance of Thomas Agnew of Lochman; Baronet, with engraved bookplate. Sound and sturdy copy of this scarce work, the binding with evidence of some age

Item Number: 35

apparent at the edges and spine, with some old restoration to the head cap, inner joints strengthened, front free-fly renewed, title page with some old staining and mounted with some loss at the margins, that on the inner lower corner affecting a bit of the engraved border, otherwise internally fresh, clean and very well preserved. SCARCE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION IN ENGLISH OF MAYERNE TURQUET’S MONUMENTAL HISTORY OF SPAIN, highly influential to virtually all later Spanish Histories.

Melville’s Typee - “A Peep at Polynesian Life” A Very Handsome Copy in the Original Cloth

Melville, Herman. TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months’ Residence... (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1871) An early printing by Harper Brothers, the “Revised Edition, with a Sequel”. With a chart of the Marquesas Islands as frontispiece. 8vo, publisher’s original cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and elaborately decorated in blind on the spine and covers. An especially handsome and clean and bright copy.

A History of Warfare - The First Edition - Limited Signed by Field Marshal Montgomery of Alamein Beautifully Bound by Zaehnsdorf in Full Niger Morocco

Montgomery, Viscount of Alamein, Field Marshall. A HISTORY OF WARFARE (London: Arcadia Press for the World Publishing Company, 1969) Special Limited Edition of only 265 copies SIGNED by Montgomery of Alamein, of which numbers 251-265 were not for sale. Numerous illustrations throughout in black & white and colour including 29 full page colour plates, maps and battle plans. 8vo, in the impressive full black morroco binding by Zaehnsdorf designed for this edition, with gilt dentelle inside covers, inlaid morocco design of a cannon on the upper board,

A Beautiful Original Handcoloured Folio Plate History of the Indian Tribes of North America From the McKenney and Hall Work on Native Americans

[Native American]; McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall. [Plate] OCHE-FINCECO. [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA] ([Philadelphia: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1843]) Printed and coloured at the Lithographic and Print Colouring Establishment. A beautifully lithographed colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Robert Sully based on an earlier painting by an unidentified early 17th century artist from England. Folio, image size roughly 12.5 by 8 inches, with captions beneath, printed on a folio sheet of rag

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Item Number: 36 Price: $495. Melville’s first book, and the most popular during his lifetime. It is a classic in the literature of travel and adventure and is partly based on Melville’s experiences as a captive on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands, in 1842. The title is derived from the name of a valley there called Tai Pi Vai. It was Melville’s most popular work during his lifetime, but made him notorious as the “man who lived among the cannibals.”

Item Number: 37

Price: $1150.

spine gilt-lettered between raised bands, a.e.g., and fine marbled endpapers. A very handsome copy, very fine with just a little rubbing along the bottom board edges from shelving. An extremely handsome book, in a beautiful binding. An in-depth look at warfare from the earliest times and most primitive societies to the Nuclear Age. Written by one of the 20th centuries greatest warriors and military minds. it also provides thoughts on the nature of war in general and thoughts on the ideal of Peace. The work is impressively designed and illustrated.

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paper measuring 18.5 by 13.5 inches. AN ORIGINAL HANDCOLOURED PLATE FROM ‘ONE OF THE MOST COSTLY AND IMPORTANT WORKS EVER PUBLISHED ON THE AMERICAN INDIANS’ -FIELD. The lithographs are faithfully produced from original oil paintings either by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington or reproduced by King from the watercolours of the famous frontier artist James Otto Lewis as well as a few other artists.

Giovanni Battista Falda - Nuova Pianta Et Alzata... di Roma

Item Number: 39 Price: $1450.

John Selden’s Great Work on Honors and Titles - 1631

Item Number: 40 Price: $2250.

The Rare Danesi Reproduction - Printed in Rome With All the Detail and Beauty of the 1676 Original

A Standard For Centuries - The Second and Best Edition

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[Rome] , Giov. Battista Falda. NUOVA PIANTA ET ALZATA DELLA CITTA DI ROMA... Disegnata E Incisa da Giov. Battista Falda Nel 1676 (Rome: M. Danesi, [1965]) Danesi’s magnificent and near full-sized facsimile reproduction of the 1676 original. Finely reproduced in all the original detail and artistic beauty of the original featuring exceptionally detailed plan of the city, engraved views of the basilicas and churches. Overall 144 by 142 cm, made of 12 folio sheets 49 by 38 cm, mounted as issued on white linen, folded at the joining lines and in the printer’s original portfolio slipcase of vellum-style paper covered boards,

Selden, John, Esquire. TITLES OF HONOR (London: by William Stansby for Richard Whitakers, 1631) The second edition, with expanded discourses on England that carried contemporary political ramifications. With the engraved bookplate of Theophilus Desbrisay. With engraved title in red and black, engraved initials and illustrations within the text. Thick 4to, bound in contemporary full calf, the boards framed with a double-rule in blind, the spine with raised bands and with a red morocco label lettered and ruled in gilt. Very well preserved, the text

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lettered and decorated on the upper cover in black, backed in white cloth, sometime lettered in manuscript on the thin spine strip. The map is exceptionally fine, a touch of residue left on the rear side of the mounting linen, the case is very well preserved with minimal evidence of age. THE MAGNIFICENT RARE AND LIMITED FACSIMILE OF THE 1676 FALDA PLAN OF ROME. This masterful 1676 axonometric plan of Rome is really a hybridized form of the ichnographic plan and pictorial view. The result was extraordinary.

surprisingly clean and still unpressed, minor edge wear to the title-page and endleaves, the binding sturdy and strong but with minor age to the extremities and evidence of earlier expert sophistication. THE FIRST MAJOR WORK OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE BY THE MAN JOHN MILTON CALLED “THE CHIEF OF LEARNED MEN REPUTED IN THIS LAND.” It is also work for which Seldon was also praised as the “monarch of letters” by Ben Jonson.

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The Works of Shakespeare The Important Theobald Edition of 1757 - Eight Volumes Contemporary Calf - Fully Illustrated with Engravings

Shakespeare, [William]. THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected: With Notes, Explanatory, and Critical: By Mr. Theobald (London: For C. Hitch and L. Hawes...Rivington et.al, 1757) 8 volumes. Illustrated with fine engravings throughout with illustrations for each play. 8vo, bound in contemporary calf, the spines with raised bands ruled in gilt, the compartments with central gilt ornamental devices, contrasting red and green morocco lettering

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Item Number: 41 Price: $2850. labels gilt. A pleasing and well preserved set. The bindings with only very light evidence of age, the spines with some light wear to the tips occasional to the volumes. RARE IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING. RARE COMPLETE SET OF THEOBALD’S IMPORTANT EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE ISSUED IN 1757. The first volume features an extensive preface and biographical sketch, plus a transcript of Shakespeare’s will.

Svedrup’s New Land: Four Years in the Arctic Regions Polar Exploration in Lovely Original Cloth

Sverdrup, Otto. NEW LAND: Four Years In The Arctic Regions, translated from the Norwegian by Ethel Harriet Hearn (London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1904) 2 volumes. First edition in English. A profusion of full-page plates, illustrations and maps in the text, two folding maps in rear pocket. 8vo, publisher’s original navy-blue cloth lettered on the spines in silver and with elaborate pictorial decorations in silver on the upper covers. A very handsome set, the publisher’s blue cloth bright and clean,

Item Number: 42 Price: $1550.

with a tad of light shelf wear. Internally still clean and very well preserved. VERY SCARCE POLAR FIRST EDITION. Otto Svedrup was the second in command on the Fram during Nansen’s famous journey to the “farthest north.” Immediately upon his return from that expedition, he began making plans to command another trip back to the Arctic, which is detailed in these volumes.

Edward Waterhous’ Defence of Arms and Armory - 1660 A Rare Discourse on Heraldry and Arms

Waterhous, Edward. A DISCOURSE AND DEFENCE OF ARMS AND ARMORY, Shewing the Nature and Rises of Arms and Honour in England, From the Camp, the Court, and the City: Under the Two Later of Which, are Contained Universities and Inns of Court (London: T.R. For Samuel Mearne, 1660) Scarce First Edition. This copy without an engraved frontispiece which is sometimes lacking. Small 8vo, bound later in full brown-black calf by Bruno to period style. The spine with raised bands and ruling in blind, 5 compartments with central blind-tooled floral

device and two compartments lettered in gilt. A well preserved copy in a handsome later binding, minor mellowing and with the first few and last few leaves having a touch of very minor edge wear. RARE, OCLC list only one library and Wing indexes only nine copies. Edward Waterhous (1619-70) was a noted heraldic writer, antiquarian scholar and preacher. This work is his discourse on Heraldic Arms, one of his most studied interests.

Gilbert White - The Natural History of Selborne - 1813 A Very Handsome and Pleasing Copy Gilbert White -With a Full Count of Engraved Plates

White, The Rev. Gilbert. THE NATURAL HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF SELBORNE... (London: for White, Cochrane, and Co., 1813) Very Early Printing in format as the first edition. With twelve engraved plates including one handcoloured and one multi-folding. 4to, bound in three-quarter morocco over blue cloth boards, the spine decorated in panel designs in blind within compartments separated by raised bands, lettered in gilt in one compartment, t.e.g., others untrimmed. A fine and handsome

Item Number: 44 Price: $1650.

copy in original quarto format with a full grouping ot engraved plates. Some mellowing as would be expected, a bit of minor aging to the binding. An unusually pleasing copy. A SIMPLY LOVELY EARLY-19TH CENTURY EDITION OF WHITE’S CHARMING WORK IN IMPRESSIVE QUARTO FORMAT AS THE FIRST EDITION. A copy with a full selection of engraved plates.

A Leaf from the First Printing - Whitman’s Leaves of Grass With the Commemorative Leaf of Grass From Shady Hill

[Whitman] Norton, Charles Eliot. A LEAF FROM THE FIRST PRINTING OF LEAVES OF GRASS, published in Brooklyn in 1855. [with] A LEAF OF GRASS FROM SHADY HILL... Written by Charles Eliot Norton in 1855 (Cambridge and Brooklyn: printed at the Harvard University Press and by the author, 1928; 1855) First edition of the book and a leaf from the first edition of Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS. With a frontispiece portrait of Norton and F. J. Child from a photograph taken circa 1854. 4to, publisher’s original green cloth gilt lettered on the upper

The Beautiful Artwork of Andrew Wyeth With 165 Impressive Colour Reproductions

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[Wyeth, Andrew]; Meryman, Richard. ANDREW WYETH (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968) First edition, second printing. With 165 finely produced full color reproductions of artwork by Andrew Wyeth. Oblong folio, publisher’s original tan buckram backed in terracotta linen, upper cover lettered in dark brown, spine lettered in silver. A fine and very well preserved copy with only vey minimal evidence of age.

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Item Number: 45 Price: $950.

cover and spine. The leaf from the first edition of LEAVES OF GRASS. A pristine and as mint copy. FIRST EDITION OF THE BOOK WITH A LEAF FROM THE 1855 FIRST PRINTING OF WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS. The text was issued to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Charles Eliot Norton, this book contains a poem by Norton inspired by Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS, and Norton’s review of that work. The original leaf of the poem comes from the first printing, issued in Brooklyn by Whitman in 1855.

Item Number: 46 Price: $245. THE ESSENTIAL BOOK ON ANDREW WYETH. The very fine and large reproductions were produced at the Triton Press and are of exceptional quality.

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