Miller, Arthur with Illustrations by Stan Washburn 4to. Clothbound book with paper label inset on front panel. Housed in a decorative hard slipcase. With illustrations by Washburn. One of 300 copies SIGNED BY BOTH MILLER AND WASHBURN. A fine example in fine slipcase. Reprints Miller's play that was first published in 1968. Handsome fine press edition.
Bowles, Paul with Introduction by Gore Vidal 8vo. Special decorated cloth spine over paper-covered boards in clear acetate wrapper. 417 pp. This is from the most limited edition; one of 60 hand-numbered copies and SIGNED BY BOWLES AND VIDAL on a special page tipped in. Light spotting to top edge else a sound very good copy in clear acetate wrapper. Scarce in this edition.
Ashbery, John First edition stated of the poet's award winning volume of poetry. 95 pp. A handsome near fine example in a bright price-intact dustwrapper which shows a few small chips at the edges. Nice copy made moreso by the fact that this copy has been INSCRIBED by the author and dated in year of publication.
Beats - Burroughs, William (Lee, William) True first edition of the author's first book, a paperback original (Ace Double D-15) packaged dos a dos with Narcotic Agent by Maurice Helbrant. Written on the name of William Lee. A solid very good copy with minor wear to spine edge. Binding still tight. Pages toned. A Beat Cornerstone.
Ashbery, John 8vo. 83 pp. First edition of this New York School poet's award winning poetry collection. (Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award) Small faint sticker shadow to the front endpaper else a handsome very good copy in lovely price-intact dustwrapper. This copy has been briefly INSCRIBED by Ashbery and dated in 1978.
Ellow, Agha Petros index, , 86, iv(p.). Original mustard-colored boards narrowly-backed in red cloth. 19 cm. Former owners's name (HM. Jackson) on front cover. Stamped on title-page: Chief Education Officer GHQ. P.A.I.F. No jacket (did it ever have one?). Rusted areas around rusty staples (which seem to be still intact). Tables, etc. generally rendered in three columns: (1) English; (2) Kurdish & Yazidis; and (3) Assyrian. "The Kurdish and Yizidis of this book is that spoken by all Yizidis and the Kurds between the Black Sea, Lake Urmia and Mosul, and if mostly a combination of Persian Arabic and Turkis. It is entirely different to the Kurdish spoken in other parts of Kurdistan." [Printed Note on verso to title-leaf]. A linguistic rarity. OCLC locates one copy (in Germany).
Creeley, Robert, Editor (Robert Duncan, Antonin Artaud, Charles Olson, Franz Kline, Robert Hellman, Allen Ginsberg, Irving Layton, Denise Levertov. Paul Blackburn, Kenneth Rexroth, Edward Dorn, Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, William Lee (aka William Burroughs, et al, Contributors) Seven volume complete set of perhaps the most distinguished and sought after small press poetry magazine. Edited by Robert Creeley with assists variously by Charles Olson, Irving Layton, Allen Ginsberg and others. The house organ of Black Mountain College in the waning years of the school's existence. Featruing a who's who of mid-century American poets and artists. each of the first four issues featured illustrations by a different artist in each issue. Condition varies slightly between issues, but all are in very good condition. Issue 6 is signed by poet Charles Tomlinson. Issue 5 has a couple of small ink underlinings on one page. Issue 7, perhaps the rarest of the bunch is in particularly high condition and is distinguished by the fact that it has been SIGNED by Allen Ginsberg at his contribution. Issue 7 also features William Lee (a.k.a. William S Burroughs) who contributes a section from Naked Lunch. Scarce as a set.
Crumb, R. Cloth folio in matching hard slipcase. Unpaginated volume of Crumb illustrations. One of 226 hand-numbered and SIGNED copies. Oversize paper label laid in. A near fine example in lightly rubbed cloth-covered slipcase with one small stain to spine and to lower edge of box.
Magic - Houdini 8vo. 294 pp. Stated first edition. The great escape artist, Houdini documents his skepticism with the work of mediums and other individuals who claimed to have the ability to contact the dead. In 1923 Houdini joined a committee sponsored by The Scientific American which offered a prize to any medium who could demonstrate "physical" psychic ability under scientific protocols and controls. The committee investigatory panel included among others Dr. William McDougall, a Harvard University psychologist. This copy is INSCRIBED by Houdini to Prof. McDougall, and is dated in 1925 in Worcester, Massachusetts. A marvelous association copy. Condition of this book is only good with considerable wear to spine tips. The book is lightly bowed and has a neat prior ownership name stamped on the rear endpaper. The book is otherwise clean and still well-bound. Meaningful association copies of works by Houdini are few and far between.
Griffith, E. V. - Editor (Charles Bukowski, Judson Crews, Fielding Dawson, Larry Eigner, Eric Gill, E. V. Griffith, John Barkley Hart, Carl Larsen, Mason Jordan Mason, Henry Miller, Gil Orlovitz, James Preuss, George Scarbrough, Raymond Souster, Ben Tibbs, George Thompson, Mildred Tolbert and James L. Weil) First edition. A collection of forty-two separate broadsides of various sizes laid into a printed thick paper portfolio. All elements in fine condition. These broadsides published between 1960 and 1964 and included here in toto for the first time. One of 150 copies. Notable for the inclusion of Waste Basket, His Wife, The Painter, The Old Man On The Corner and The Paper On The Floor, four broadsides by Charles Bukowski. Although not called for, All FOUR OF THE BUKOWSKI BROADSIDES ARE SIGNED. The first example of any of these that we have found signed. Some of Buk's earliest work.
Stone, Robert 8vo. Hardbound book in dustwrapper. 409 pp. First UK edition of the author's first book. Wonderful rear cover blurb by Wallace Stegner. Prior owner name on the front endpaper else a sound very good copy in price intact dustwrapper. Some small edge chips and wear.
Gerald Locklin, Daniel Weizmann, Steve Richmond, Aubrey Malone, David Charlson, Ben Pleasants, Gundolf Freyermuth, David Stephen Calonne, Howard Sounes, Fernanda Pivano, Gay Brewer, Barry Miles, RD Armstrong, John Thomas, Jory Sherman, A D Winans, William Joyce, Victor Thorn, Michael Gray Baughan, and Jean-Francois Duval (Charles Bukowski) Sold here together are twenty-one books about the great man himself - Charles Bukowski. Included are biographies, books of photographs, interviews with, remembrances, critical writings and more. A mixture of both hard and softcover books. All 21 are first editions, first printings. All are in near fine condition with minor exceptions. Briefly, the collection includes the following books: Duval, Jean-Francois. Bukowski and the Beats, Baughan, Michael Gray. Charles Bukowski Great Writers Series, Thorn, Victor. The Bukowski Hangover Project, Joyce, William. Miller, Bulowski & Their Enemies, Winans, A. D. The Holy Grail - Charles Bukowski and the Second Coming Revolution, Sherman, Jory. Bukowski: Friendship, Fame & Bestial Myth, Thomas, John. Bukowski In The Bathtub, Armstrong, RD, Editor Last Call: The Legacy of Charles Bukowski, Miles, Barry. Charles Bukowski, Brewer, Gay. Charles Bukowski Twayne's United States Authors Series, Pivano, Fernanda. Charles Bukowski Laughing With The Gods, Sounes, Howard. Charles Bukowski Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life, Sounes, Howard. Bukowski in Pictures, Calonne, David Stephen, Editor. Charles Bukowski Sunlight Here I Am, Freyermuth, Gundolf S. "That's It" A Final Visit With Charles Bukowski, Pleasants, Ben. Visceral Bukowski Inside The Sniper Landscape of L.A. Writers, Charlson, David. Charles Bukowski Autobiographer, Gender Critic, Iconoclast, Malone, Aubrey. The Hunchback of East Hollywood, A Biography, Richmond, Steve. Spinning Off Bukowski, Weizmann, Daniel, Editor. Drinking With Bukowski Recollections of the Poet Laureate of Skid Row, and Locklin, Gerald. Charles Bukowski: A Sure Bet. Due to the size and weight of this collection additional shipping charges will apply. Please email ahead for a shipping quote.
Butterick, George F. (Charles Olson) Near complete run (lacking only issue number 8) of ten issues of this literary magazine devoted to scholarship of the writings and influence of Charles Olson. All issues very good condition. First issue cover is lightly worn. Contributions by Robert Duncan, Jerome Rothenberg and more.
Art - Bonetti, Mattia Oblong hardbound quarto. Issued without dustwrapper. Unpaginated. A collection of color drawings by Bonetti. Toning to the edge of the front panel paralleling the spine else a sound very good example. Nicely INSCRIBED by the artist and dated in year of publication. An uncommon book made moreso by the inscription.
BAGLIVI, Giorgio front., 64-855 pp., 3 pl. Nuremberg, Adam Stein et Gabriel Nic. Rase, 1751, in-8, front, 64-855 pp, 3 pl, Basane marbrée havane, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés, tranches rouges, Portrait-frontispice de l'auteur, le médecin Giorgio Baglivi (1668-1707), originaire de Raguse (Dubrovnik) en Dalmatie. L'une des nombreuses rééditions des Oeuvres complètes de Baglivi, imprimées pour la première fois à Lyon en 1704. Elles sont accompagnées de quatre opuscules par le grand dissecteur Giovanni Domenico Santorini (1681-1737) : De structurâ & motu fibrae; De nutritione animali; De haemorrhoidibus; De catameniis. Giorgio Baglivi étudia à l'Université de Naples et effectua un long voyage d'étude à Venise, Florence, Padoue, Pavie, Bologne et enfin Rome, où il arrive en 1692; il demeura dans cette ville à la demande du pape Innocent XII et fut nommé professeur de chirurgie et d'anatomie au Collège de la Sapience. Il mit en valeur les observations expérimentales dans la pratique médicale et encouragea la méthode scientifique de Francis Bacon. À l'inverse, il se montra sceptique à l'égard de la médecine théorique. Parmi ses sujets d'études, il s'intéressa au tarentisme, maladie dont on attribuait l'origine à la morsure d'une araignée, la tarentule des Pouilles (Lycosa tarantula), et contre laquelle l'un des seuls remèdes connus était de se lancer dans une danse effrénée au son d'une musique entrainante, pratique qui a donné naissance à la danse de la tarentelle. Baglivi fut l'une des autorités médicales qui imposa le terme de "Tarantismus" et qui accrédita la thérapeutique par la danse. Exemplaire bien complet des 3 planches gravées sur cuivre, dont celle représentant la tarentule des Pouilles. Ex-libris de Jean-Baptiste Raoul de Champmanoir, (1744-1830), médecin de Dinan et docteur de la Faculté de Montpellier; il était membre de la Société de l'harmonie universelle. Accrocs aux coiffes, tranches et coins, épidermures sur les plats. Large mouillure claire sur les premiers feuillets. Garrison & Morton n° 68 (pour l'édition de 1704). Hisch I, p. 288.
Über Ammoniten, über ihre Sonderung in Familien, über die Arten, welche in den älteren Gebirgsschichten vorkommen, und über Goniatiten insbesondereBUCH, Christian Leopold von 56 pp., 5 pl. Berlin, Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1832, in-4, 56 pp, 5 pl, Demi-veau blond à l'imitation, dos lisse et fileté, Édition originale. Rare monographie sur les ammonites, leur classification et sur les espèces présentes dans les couches montagneuses anciennes, en particulier les goniatites. Leopold von Buch (1774-1853) est considéré comme le plus illustre des géologues allemands. Il étudia à Freiberg sous la férule du père de la géognosie et fondateur de la théorie du neptunisme, Abraham Gottlob Werner, et devint l'ami d'Alexander von Humboldt. Ses premiers travaux sont d'inspiration Wernerienne; il s'émancipe peu à peu de la doctrine de son maître, à la suite de ses excursions en Italie, dans le centre de la France et en Norvège. Il fut l'un des premiers à faire une description claire et précise de la structure géologique de l'Europe centrale, en démontrant que les montagnes les plus hautes n'ont jamais été recouvertes par les mers, mais ont été formées à la suite de ruptures et soulèvements successifs de la croûte terrestre. En 1824, il publia la carte géologique complète d'Allemagne, en 42 feuilles; il s'agit de la première grande carte du genre à représenter une large surface du continent européen. L'influence de Buch fut immense et ses contributions scientifiques s'étalent sur plus de 60 ans. Reliure restaurée. Rousseurs claires au texte et aux planches. DSB II, p. 552 et suiv. Geikie, The Founders of Geology, p. 245 et suiv.
Claude Farrère (Henri Le Riche, etchings) An outstanding copy of an outstanding livre d'artiste devoted to the glamorous and sensual side of early 20th-century Saigon, illustrated with 53 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS, mostly with drypoint and aquatint, by Henri Le Riche, one of the great masters of color etching. From a total edition of 300 numbered copies, this is ONE OF 100 ON IMPERIAL JAPANESE PAPER. This copy includes (A) A remarque suite, also on Imperial Japanese paper, of the 36 color-printed en-têtes, in first state without text; (B) A remarque suite of the 17 hors-texte etchings in first state, before the reduction of the plates; (C) A suite of the 17 hors-texte etchings in second state, before the reduction of the plates; (D) The two planches refusées in two states, with and without remarque. Folio. Loose as issued in original wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS, in the original board chemise and (banged-up) slipcase.
Connie O'Hara (i.e., José André Lacour) A stunning edition of this French erotic novel, with 12 EXTREMELY EXPLICIT HORS-TEXTE COLOR LITHOGRAPHS. From a total edition of 500 numbered copies, this is one of 472 on fine Rives wove paper. 4to. Loose as issued in the original wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS. Housed in the (slighly worn) original board chemise and slipcase. Dutel 1243.
Album artistico e storico di Ferrara, la patria di Savonarola ed Ariosto, con disegni originali di G. Coen, C. Grand Didier e M. Doyen. A beneficio del primo Giardino d’Infanzia di RomaG. Coen, C. Grand Didier, and M. Doyen, illustrators A gorgeous album devoted to Ferrara. 175, 6 pp. plus 32 full-page steel engravings and lithographs (two of the latter are delicately colored by hand.) On fine wove paper. Large folio (38.5 x 28.5 cm). In the original embossed polished cloth binding, title in gilt. A bit of light wear to binding and a bit of faint internal spotting, but still a very good, undoctored copy. Extremely rare. One copy in WorldCat.
Catalogo generale delle opere di Eugenio Miccini 1º volume [with] 2º volume (catalogue raisonné, ragionato)Carlo Palli (Eugenio Miccini) Two volumes, complete. Them catalogue raisonné. 554 items reproduced in color, mostly as full-page plates, and described. Folio. Publisher's laminated boards. FINE AND BRIGHT, with no defects. Like new.
Miró Graveur / Engraver catalogue raisonné of the engravings (etchings) and woodcuts FOUR VOLUMES, COMPLETEDupin, Jacques and Ariane Lelong-Mainaud (Joan Miró) FOUR VOLUMES, COMPLETE. The monumental catalogue raisonné of Miró s intagio and relief prints (and pochoirs). Folio. Dustjackets. FINE AND BRIGHT, in the original board slipcases. AS NEW.
Moses (Moshe) A large manuscript Torah scroll with chapters 28 to 32 of the Book of Deuteronomy. Beautifully written by a sofer (professional scribe) with numerous crowns, on red deerskin, with mulberry ink. From Syria, then part of the Ottoman Empire. Measures about 60 x 150 cm. From about 1570. In excellent condition.
Michaël Duperrin (Christian Caujolle, postface) ONE OF ONLY 30 COPIES OF THE DELUXE EDITION OF THIS PHOTOBOOK ABOUT LOSS AND MEMORY, WITH A SIGNED, NUMBERED, AND TITLED PHOTOGRAPH BY DUPERRIN LOOSELY INSERTED. 4to. Original wraps. Housed in the original box. FINE AND BRIGHT, AS NEW.
Gustave Flaubert (Gilles de Saint-Germain association copy) FIRST EDITION of Flaubert's only play. 5, 165 pp. A WONDERFUL ASSOCIATION COPY, WITH A LONG NOTE ON THE FRONT WRAPPER PENNED BY GILLES DE SAINT-GERMAIN (1833-1899), the actor who created the role of Gruchet in this play. He explains that HE BOUGHT THIS COPY FROM FLAUBERT HIMSELF. Printed on very good wove paper. Squarish 12mo. Finely bound in later three-quarters morocco over marbled boards. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original wraps (with Saint-Germain's note) and backstrip preserved. Wraps a bit worn, but binding and contents FINE AND BRIGHT. A wonderful copy that passed from the hands of Flaubert himself to an actor he deeply respected.
New York: The New Art Scene; Photographs by Ugo Mulas * Text by Alan Solomon * Design By Michele PronvincialiMulas, Ugo 337 (4) pages. 33 x 24 cm. Profusion of black and white photographs printed in Italy on semi-glossy stock. An attempt to create a photographic record at a moment in history of the contemporary art scene in New York. With more than 500 photographs Mulas attempts to capture the spirit of the time. Orig. beige cloth backstrip lettered in black. Fine in worn dust wrapper
Rand McNally Standard Indexed and Air Trails Maps of Rhode Island for Tourists, Aviators, Commercial Travelers, Transportation Men, Shippers, General Commercial and Business ReferenceRand McNally & Co. Map is 69x49 cm., printed on both sides, with tall (23x11 cm.) 24-page booklet with stiff illustrated wrappers. Map is bound into back cover. Excellent condition. Each of the two sides has a different version of the same map of the state. The recto is the Rand McNally Standard Map of Rhode Island with Air Trails, which the verso has the same map without Air Trails. The Air Trails map has air fields, prominent elevations and other features of significance to aviation overprinted in red. The standard map has railroad lines delineated in red. The text contains an essay, Elements of Practical Air Navigation by William E. Johnson, which lays out how to set a course and make corrections for wind and other deviations from course. The text also contains a listing of the towns and villages in the state along with a short list of the electric rail lines (trolleys). This is one of a set of Rand McNally maps designed for aviators, among the earliest such maps available to the general public.
Rand McNally Standard Indexed and Air Trails Maps of New Hampshire for Tourists, Aviators, Commercial Travelers, Transportation Men, Shippers, General Commercial and Business ReferenceRand McNally & Co. Map is 69x49 cm., printed on both sides, bound into back cover of tall (23x11 cm.) 28-page booklet with stiff illustrated wrappers. Excellent condition. Each of the two sides has a different version of the same map of the state. The recto is the Rand McNally Standard Map of New Hampshire with Air Trails, which the verso has the same map without Air Trails. The Air Trails map has air fields, prominent elevations and other features of significance to aviation overprinted in red. The standard map has railroad lines delineated in red. The text contains an essay, Elements of Practical Air Navigation by William E. Johnson, which lays out how to set a course and make corrections for wind and other deviations from course. The text also contains a listing of the towns and villages in the state along with a short list of the electric rail lines (trolleys). This is one of a set of Rand McNally maps designed for aviators, among the earliest such maps available to the general public.
Astronomical Observations, made in the Voyages which were undertaken [.], for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis and Captain Cook [.]. Illustrated with maps of New Zealand and Eastern coast of New Holland, from the original drawings by Captain CookWales, William ARGUABLY ONE OF THE RAREST PUBLICATIONS ON COOK'S FIRST VOYAGE. This is the first scientific publication relating to Captain Cook's first voyage on HMS Endeavour (1768-1771) to the Pacific. Officially it was to observe the transit of Venus in the South Pacific but secretly it was to search for the mythical Southern Continent. In the process Cook became the first European to set foot on New Zealand and the east coast of New Holland or Australia. Of all the works associated with the First Voyage, this is one of the rarest. Only two examples of this work are recorded at auction on Rare Book Hub since 1985. It was not in the Parks collection, arguably one of the finest in living memory on the works of Cook. It was also not in the libraries of Davidson or Parson's. It includes two large charts representing the east coast of Australia and New Zealand, much improved from those published in John Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage. William Wales (bap.1734-96) was an English mathematician and astronomer. In 1768 the Royal Society sent him to Hudson Bay to observe a transit of Venus in June 1769. His observation were the first scientific measurements to be made in Canada and were taken at the Prince of Wales Fort. Whilst there he computed a series of tables for calculating longitude using chronometers. In 1772 he was appointed to the second voyage (1772-75) of Captain James Cook. He replaced his brother-in-law, the astronomer Charles Green (1735-71), who had died on the return leg of the first voyage. His meticulous attention to detail is noted in his frustration âI begin to despair .of doing any thing to the Purpose here, and yet I am such a slave to it that I have scarce time to eat'. Suarez noted that in Malekula he took 32 sets of observations and at Tanna, 45! He was able to correct the longitude of the South Island of New Zealand placing it 40 minutes further west, an error at Cook Strait of about 34 miles. Cook himself wrote in his journal that âMr Wales, whose abilities is equal to his assiduity, lost no one observation that could possibly be obtained' (ODNB). This resulted in the more often found âThe Original Astronomical Observations', 1777, publishing the findings. Of that book Davidson wrote in 1970 that it was âas important as it is rare . I have not noted a copy for sale in recent years and should a copy become available it would certainly arouse great competition between collectors .'. He then became responsible for publishing the same from the results of Cook's first voyage, based on the observations of Cook, Clerke, and Green. Wales would become Master of Mathematics at Christ's Hospital in 1775 and served on the Board of Longitude until his death in 1798. This example appears to be an unrecorded early issue as pages 94-95 are omitted, 93 and 96 are printed back-to-back. The signature of this leaf is Bb and there is no Bb2. The next leaf paginated 97 bears the signature Cc as expected. The two charts are engraved by James Basire (1730-1802) who was the son of Isaac Basire (1704-68), also an engraver. He was clearly regarded in some standing as he was named engraver to the Society of Antiquaries in 1759 and to the Royal Society in 1770. That of the east coast of New Holland extends from Point Hicks in the south to the tip of Cape York with accompanying track of the âEndeavour'. The book records the observation not only of Cook, but his predecessors in the Pacific; John Byron on the Dolphin (1764-66), Samuel Wallis on the Dolphin (1766-68), and Philip Carteret on the Swallow (1766-69). The final third of the book is on âDeductions from the Observations'. An extremely rare work of great significance. Beaglehole (1955-67) I, p. cclxiv; Beddie (1970) 719; Davidson (1970); ESTC T141525; not in Ferguson (1975); not in Hill (1974); Holmes (1952) 71; Howgego (2003) W3; ODNB; Sabin (1868-1936) 101029; Suarez (2004) pp. 133-5; not in Tooley Australia (1979); Worms & Baynton-Williams (2004). Small folio (285 x 235 mm.), in nineteenth century half calf, marbled paper boards, spine with ornate gilt bands, with ornate gilded green leather title label, small area of professional restoration to upper and lower portions of spine, yellow edged. With typographic title, Contents, Errata, Introduction, pp. (4), xii, *4, 146, with two large folding engraved maps, unrecorded early issue printers' error of pp. 94-95 omitted, some foxing on pp. ix-xii, tear without loss to p. 59, otherwise in very good condition.
Ainsworth, William Harrison An unrecorded edition of this work, "Edition Des Aims Des Art of the First State Large Paper Japan Edition Limited to Ten Copies". With a suite of 74 plates printed on silk, mounted in folders with tissue cover, in a morocco box. Within the volumes "With color facsimile title in each volume; With impressions of the Historical Portraits on India Paper, and with duplicates on Paper de Chine; With three impressions of the Etchings on Japan Vellum; First State - Remarque - After Remarque And one on Dutch handmade paper, finished in watercolors. Copy No. 6". 25 volumes, all edges gilt, bound in full dark green morocco with a full morocco portfolio of etchings, "AINSWORTH Edition Des Aims Des Arts No. 6" on the top flap. The plates on silk are largely after paintings by Hugh W. Ditzler. They illustrate ten volumes, some not included in the published volumes: Vol. 1 Reechoed; Vol. 2 Brighten; Vol. 3 Jack Shepherd; Vol. 4, Constable of Tower; Vol. 5, Tower of London, Vol. 1; Vol. 6, Tower of London Vol. 2; Vol. 7, Boscobel; Vol. 8 Constable de Bourbon; Vol. 9, John Law; Vol. 10, Talbot Harlan. Published as an Author's Memorial edition of 101 copies, (20 vols) ; and a Library edition 20 vols OCLC: 5774167, this edition not on OCLC. George Barrie was a publisher of many high quality prints and books published with prints around the turn of the 20th century. This included the monumental book published in 1895, "The Army and Navy of the United States", which solicited illustrations from more than a dozen artists. The paintings were reproduced as photogravures, some of which were hand tinted. Bound in full dark green morocco, spines with four raised bands, gilt lines and a colored floral bouquet in the central band, gilt inner dentures. Inside board with panels in green and brown leather decorated with scrolls and a colored rose inset in central panel, blue moire silk end papers, all edges gilt. Spines uniformly faded to dark brown, boards dark green. Some slight nicks, some of the moire silk endpapers with slight marks. Overall, a sumptuous production, in very good condition, unrecorded on OCLC.
[Hudson River; Broadside] An unrecorded broadside advertising the Hudson River sloop Mohican, sailing from Peekskill to Manhattan. '. the Sloop Mohican! as a market boat, from the dock of I. & R.A. Depew, Foot of Main Street, Peekskill, on Thursday of each week, commencing April 3rd. Returning, will leave New York, Foot of Vestry Street, every Monday during the season, at 4 o'clock, P.M'. "The Mohican was one of the old sloops that hailed from this port [Poughkeepsie]. She was built in 1837 at Peekskill by Isaac Depew, Senator Depew's father, who ran her as a packet and market boat. During the Civil War she passed into the possession of Edward Tower and others who were interested in the furnaces and who used her in conveying limestone and iron ore to the Tower furnaces at Poughkeepsie. Her skipper was Joseph Reynolds. The Mohican was sixty-eight feet long, twenty-five feet beam. Under her quarter-deck, which extended almost to midships, were a dozen berths. She was always painted red, and was a fast sailer. Her timbers and planking were of locust and white oak. The old sloop now lies on the shore of Chelsea in front of the home of Capt. Moses W. Collyer who brought her there for a breakwater and dock a few years ago when she was dismantled and withdrawn from the river." * Isaac Depew is the father of Chauncey Depew [1834 - 1928] whose ancestors settled in 1685 at Peekskill, NY. Depew was president of the New York Central Railroad System, and president of the West Shore Railroad Company. Printed at the foot "From the Highland Eagle Printing Establishment, Main st., Peekskill." The Highland Eagle was active from 1851-1858 according to the Library of Congress. 12 1/4 x 20 1/4", tan paper & black text. Archivally restored, backed with acid free tissue, with some small text losses corrected ("i" in notice, "t" in street, "a" in Monday.) Overall, beautifully preserved. Not on OCLC; NYPL; Google Image search. A rare broadside. *Verplanck, William E. and Moses W. Collyer, Sloops of the Hudson, Putnam's, NY 1908"
Map of Part of South East New Guinea embracing its Northern and Southern Waters: compiled from surveys and explorations made by the Government of British New Guinea, from the Admiralty charts and from the explorations of Messrs. H.O. Forbes, F.R.G.S., and W.R. CuthbertsonForbes H.O.; Cuthbertson, W.R. Two sheet map, of which the NLA has only the right hand sheet with the title, part of the Daisy Bates collection of maps. This map focuses on the southern coast including the capital Port Moresby, with the northern regions left mostly blank. There are four inset drawings of side views of mountains (elevations), and the border with German New Guinea is marked. Oro Province and Central Province. There are 3 insets of Owen Stanley Range, 4th of Peaks of Mt. Victoria. In 1883, Queensland attempted to annex the south-eastern corner of the New Guinea Island, fearing that Germany would take control of the entire eastern half of the island. In 1884 it became a Queensland protectorate and in 1888 it was annexed. 40 x 24", b&w, cream paper, original folds, closed tears at folds. NLA MAP RM 2717; Bib ID 1632755. With a manila envelope (10 3/8 x 8") for storage entitled, New Guinea 1889. 5: Wall case - Folded maps "N"
Fitzalan, E(ugene) An extraordinary collection of cabinet card photographs recording the Haddon Rig stud, the famed merino stud in Marthaguy NSW, clearly successful even at this early juncture, by a short-lived itinerant photographic studio owned by Eugene Fitzalan, an early botanist in Queensland. The stud was established by James Richmond in 1882 on Marthaguy Creek, NSW, and has been owned by the Falkiner family for over 100 years. It is named after the Battle of Haddon Rig, a victory for the Scots in the Scottish / English border wars of 1542. Four of the images bear the stamp of "E. Fitzalan Photo Artist" on the verso. The other three are by Fitzalan but are not stamped. The images are inscribed on the verso in early ink inscriptions- Woolshed, Haddon Rig; Wool stores, Haddon Rig (2 copies); Shearing floor, Haddon Rig; Home Station, Haddon Rig (3 different images). The cabinet cards measure 11 x 16.5 cm, with the albumen photographic images 10 x 13 cm. Some of the cards have a gilt stamp in the right margin "Cabinet - Portrait" with elaborate gilt border. The shearing shed image has 50 shearers in front of it. There are three different aspects of the homestead - one taken from the river, with a skiff near the shore and the fenced house gardens to the right; another taken from a height looking toward the home, with the fenced kitchen gardens in the foreground, with ancillary buildings off to the right; the last image is taken from the road, a white picket fence between the viewer and the house, with a man holding a pony, with a child on it. All of the photographs have at least several people in them. The photography business was owned by Eugene Fitzherbert Albini Fitzalan (1830-1911). He was born in Ireland, trained in horticulture, was a gardener in London, collected plants in Brazil and migrated to Melbourne in 1849. He established plant nurseries with varied success, but his nursery in Bowen, Queensland ran from 1862-1887, and Cairns, where he was the first curator of the Cairns Botanic Gardens from 1887-1897. He was appointed as collector to the Queensland Government's expedition on the Burdekin River & was a botanist who collected specimens in Queensland for Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. Many plant discoveries incorporate his name. One has to conclude that the photographic business was not terribly successful, as there is only one record of a Fitzalan photograph that we have been able to locate in Australia. It is a small carte de visite held by the Art Gallery of NSW, picturing a man & his dog on a horse drawn carriage in the bush, captioned "Fitzalan, Photo. Coonamble." It is an albumen photograph with a simple red border with nothing printed on the verso. The Art Gallery accession number is 338.2014. As Coonamble is about a one hour drive northeast of Marthaguy, it indicates that Fitzalan's "resident photographer" was in the area and producing photographs. We have found no references to a Fitzalan photograph on Trove, which records holdings in all Australian reference libraries; at the National Gallery of Victoria or the National Gallery of Australia. The National Herbarium of Victoria has transcribed an extensive number of Von Mueller's correspondence, and Fitzalan is recorded 39 times. He is mentioned in correspondence between 1860-1869; his first recorded direct correspondence is sent from "Willow Vale", Fitzalan's home in Bowen, Queensland, dated 20th April 1871. An extensive letter to Von Mueller dated March 6th, 1882 his attempt to secure Cycas seeds at Mount Elliott, but the aboriginals had burnt the area; discusses payment of 50 pounds for his work and then this - "Our resident photographer is at present in England perfecting himself in the business but will be back in May â" when it will be possible to get Cycas views on reasonable terms â"" So Fitzalan had started a photographic business, which included photographing botanical specimens. Condition of the photographs is slightly faded but in very good condition overall. Two images of the house have lifted slightly on one corner from the backing. An extraordinary collection recording the Haddon Rig stud, by a short-lived itinerant photographic studio owned by Eugene Fitzalan, an early botanist in Queensland.
[W.W.I.I.; Women] Scher, Lillian A collection of photographs and ephemera belonging to Lt. Lillian Scher, an Army nurse during W.W.II in the China Theater. The photographs are mostly vernacular (9) of Lillian posing either alone or with other nurses in front of buildings with Chinese signs on them, rickshaws, barracks, some at parties with officers and Chinese women and two landscape photos. Other shots (3) have "Printed by Headquarters "B" Detachment, 164th Signal Photographic Company" stamped on verso - 2 of parties with officers and Chinese women, a third of a medal being given to a bedridden patient while Lillian and 2 soldiers look on. A letter from Major General G.X. Cheves dated 6 March 1945 addressed to Lillian at 95th Station Hospital APO 627 (Kunming, China) hoping that her trip to India was pleasant. 2 Army Air Force Air Transport tickets dating August and October 1945 to Chihkiang and Kolkata. Printed program with graphic image of a ship "West Point" Feb 15, 1943 on front and list of Officers, Nurses, Enlisted Men on the USS West Point. Printed photo in a red card booklet entitled, "Memories of . Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe Paramount Hotel New York". Invitation to a Dinner Dance in Chengkung, China, January 23, 1945, by the Officers f the 449th Fighter Squadron, typewritten on 3/1/2 x 8" paper with color decoration and Chinese characters, with original decorated envelope. 1 copy of 'The Pointer, The Paper of the USS West Point' newsletter from March 13, 1943, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4". 3 pieces of Chinese money (Ten Yuan bills) in red, blue and turquoise. "Greenbacks When We Get Back"/China-Burma-India Theater, an 8 panel brochure advertising financial services to the enlisted - featuring Life Insurance, Bonds, Deposits, Sending money home, Class E Allotment, folds to 3 x 7". Tissue paper adhered to the edge of panel 6. Lillian was born 23 Dec 1909 in Russia; NY State census 1925 has her living in Brooklyn with mother Rebecca, (Joseph, father's name crossed through) and siblings incl. older sister Bella (b. Russia 1895), who is a nurse. She died 29 Aug 1998 (ref. Birls file), memorialized as a beloved sister, aunt, great aunt and great great aunt on her gravestone In Beth Olam Memorial Park, Lakewood, NJ.
[Egypt] Mayer, Luigi An attractive print showing the imposing main square in Cairo, with large green space in front of the Murad Bey's palace. A caravan of soldiers with men on horses & camels parades along the foreground of the image. Aquatint with period hand color. Image 12 7/8 x 9 1/4" on paper 15 x 11 5/8". Margins with slight marking.
Lowe, E.J. An eight volume set complete with 480 chromolithographs of ferns. Edward Joseph Lowe [1825 - 1900] was a renowned English botanist, meteorologist and astronomer, who published papers on a wide variety of subjects, including luminous meteors, sunspots, the zodiacal light, meteorological observations during the eclipse of 1860 (at Fuente del Mar, near Santander), conchology, ferns, grasses and other plants. (Wikipedia dot com) Bound in the publishers 3/4 black leather and marbled boards with the title label on spine. Vol. 8 lacks the spine, but the volumes are tight. Useful working copy with some outer hinges cracked and slt. damage to a couple on the marbled boards. Internally, the text is clear and fern plates are bright and clean. Vol. 1 160pp, Vol. 2 162pp, Vol. 3 142pp, Vol. 4 174pp, Vol. 5 168pp, Vol. 6 135pp, Vol. 7 183pp, Vol. 8 260pp. Sold as is. OCLC: 16645840.
Hondius, Jocodus / Samuel Purchas A detailed map of Asia Minor and neighboring parts of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas, showing parts of Greece, the Island of Cyprus, Rhodes, etc. Middle East, Turkey, Greece & the Holy Land. Jocodus Hondius the Elder (1563-1612) was a prominent geographer and engraver of his time. His work established Amsterdam as the center of cartographic publishing in the 17th century. Seeking religious freedom, he fled to London in 1584, later returning to Amsterdam, but maintaining ties with English mapmakers such as John Speed. The text is in English. "Hondius his Map of Asia Minor" appears above the map impression mark. 6 x 7.25" on a larger sheet with text, which is trimmed. Black & white, as issued. Small loss to top left corner not affecting text.
[Adelaide, South Australia; Print] Double page spread of the impressive large corner building in Adelaide. The subtitle "E. J. Woods, Esq., Architect. James Shaw, Contractor." The Pictorial Australian is a rare periodical in the trade. Wood engraving with printed color, 39 x 51 cm image with large margins. Not recorded individually on Trove or the State Library of South Australia.
[Egypt] Willyams, Rev. Cooper A very decorative view of Cairo with the River Nile in the foreground, boaters, a fisherman and cowheard watering bullocks, showing the life of the river, buildings in background. From the book "A Selection of Views in Egypt, Palestine, Rhodes, Italy, Minorca and Gibraltar" by Rev. Cooper Willyams. Period color aquatint on paper with the watermark, "J Whatman, Turkey Mill, 1822." Platemark 14 3/4 x 10 3/4" on paper 15 3/4 x 11 5/8"
[Print; Elephant] A woodcut of an elephant from an unknown work, chapter XXV, page 623. The verso has 4 paragraphs of descriptive text describing its size, eating habits, etc. "He hath a tail like a Buffle, but not very rough, some three hands breadth long; wherefore they would be much troubled with Flies and Wasps, but that Nature hath recompensed the shortness of their tails by another way; for when they find themselves molested they contract their skin so strongly, that they suffocate and kill these little Creatures taken in the wrinkles thereof." "They are of so unbridled a nature, that they cannot endure any head-stall or reins; therefore you must suffer them to take the course and way they please." ".yet they may be more speedily and easily tamed than other Beasts. and taught to do many things." 8 1/2 x 13 1/2", browned at edges, some ruffling at top and bottom.
The “Gold Medal” Safety Platform Ladders in use during the preparation of the “Floyd Bennett” for the final dash to the South Pole. Byrd Antarctic Expedition – 1929, photographByrd, Richard A large b&w printed photograph of engine care taking place on the 'Floyd Bennett', the aircraft used by Admiral Byrd in his 1929 flight to the South Pole. Visible are several ladders used to service the engines with 6 men at work. Text hand printed in ink on mat board. 20 x 15.5" in matted frame, no glass. Frame size 25 x 21". Mat dusty, shows slt damp stain on bottom inner edge which does not appear on the image. Closed tear at left margin of both mat and image, not affecting image.
[Easthampton, Long Island] Mulford, Matthew A land transfer document to Josiah Miller from Matthew Mulford 'yeoman of divers good causes' from Easthampton, County of Suffolk, province of New York. For the price of 6 pounds 10 shilling, 'one eighth of one acre buted and bounded by the high way North and East South and West by the Land of the Said Josiah Miller. all of which parcel to have and to . peacable and quietly have hold occupy and enjoy ." "in the 15th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second and in the year of our Lord 1741." Witnessed by Jeremiah Stratten and Elisabeth Straton (sic). Signed by Mulford with a red wax seal. This may be Captain Matthew Mulford [1685 - 1774], buried at South End Cemetery, East Hampton. Find-a-Grave lists his father as Judge John Mulford "earliest settler in this town in 1649; father of Capt. Samuel Mulford "For many years member of the Provincial Assembly of New York; father of Capt. Matthew Mulford who died Apl. 28, 1774, ae 85." 7 1/2 x 12 1/2", original folds, edges ruffled, some small tears at folds, otherwise very legible.
The Cotton Kingdom. A Traveller’s Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slave States Based Upon Three Former Volumes of Journeys and Investigations by the Same AuthorOlmsted, Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for his outstanding contribution to landscape architecture in the United States, it being said that he ". paints with lakes and wooded slopes; with lawns and banks and forest-covered hills; with mountainsides and ocean views". In 1857, he and his partner Calvert Vaux won the competition to design Central Park, still a cornerstone of New York City's conserved open space. Prior to this, Olmsted was commissioned by the New York Daily Times (now The New York Times) to embark on an extensive research journey through the American South and Texas from 1852 to 1857. His dispatches to the Times were collected into three volumes -- A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States (1856), A Journey Through Texas (1857), A Journey in the Back Country in the Winter of 1853-4 (1860). These vivid first-person accounts of the antebellum South were abridged into the two-volume set "The Cotton Kingdom". In the introduction, Olmsted stated his views on the effect of slavery on the economy and social conditions of the Southern states: " My own observation of the real condition of the people of our Slave States, gave me an impression that the cotton monopoly in some way did them more harm than good." (from Wikipedia). Two volumes, small 8vo; viii, 376pp; iv, 404pp. Folding, color map of the Southern States with Olmsted's facsimile signature printed in the bottom right. Bound in publisher's green cloth boards with bright spines & gilt title but water staining to the foredge of both volumes. There is a blind tooled stamp on the yellow ffep of the original bookseller Steele & Avery of Rochester NY and the signature of the original owner, Henry S. Hayward of Clarendon NY. There are some light indications that this set was a library copy but there is nothing on the text or title pages. Overall a bright clean copy. Howes O-76; Sabin 57240.
Gill, S. T. [Adelaide, South Australia; Print] An extraordinarily rare set of four of S. T. Gill's Adelaide views, no. 1-3, i.e. Views in Adelaide No. 1. Hindley Street from King William St.; No. 2. Hindley Street Looking East; No. 3 Rundle Street Looking East; with a variant second copy of No. 3, which is black & white. The images are held at the Art Gallery of South Australia; the State Library of New South Wales, the National Library of Australia and some a the City of Adelaide. There are tinted lithographs, some with a tinted border, others not, and black & white lithographs as well. The street images appear to be the same in all the recorded prints, consistent with these four- there are some minor variations, which are noted. The three tinted lithographs are mounted on polished cloth. The period cloth mounting is unusual. It is not known if these were a reference set or perhaps proofs. Views in Adelaide No. 1./ Hindley Street from King William St./ Published by Penman & Galbraith Adelaide/ On Stone by S. T. Gill/ Printed by Penman & Galbraith/ (Signed in the stone) S T G 1851. Tinted plate with no tinted border outline. Image 17.5 x 22.5 on paper 18 x 23.5 cm. AGSA 684G11; SLNSW nmQdoR5n. SLNSW image has tan border outline, this copy does not. Mounted on cream cloth, trimmed outside the catty corners, with margins. Views in Adelaide No. 2./ Hindley Street Looking East/ Published by Penman & Galbraith Pirie St. Adelaide./ On Stone by S. T. Gill/ Printed by Penman & Galbraith/ (Signed in the stone) S T G (indistinct date). Tinted plate with a faint tinted border outline. Image 18 x 23.1 cm on paper 18.3 x 24 cm. AGSA 684G12; SLNSW 9PQ8kDxn; Nat Lib ID 7566602, Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK3544/B. Slt. foxing on left lower margin. Mounted on saffron cloth trimmed outside the catty corners, with margins. Views in Adelaide No. 3/ Rundle Street Looking East/ Published by Penman & Galbraith Pirie St. Adelaide./ On Stone by S. T. Gill/ Printed by Penman & Galbraith/ (Signed in the stone) S T G 1851 (S inverted). Tinted plate with tinted border outline. Image 18 x 22.8 on paper 18.2 x 23.4 cm. AGSA B 2430; SLNSW Yj7djR39 for 3 print set, which is colored and without border outlines. Mounted on saffron cloth, trimmed outside the catty corners, with margins. Views in Adelaide No. 3/ Rundle Street Looking East/ Published by Penman & Galbraith Pirie St. Adelaide./ On Stone by S. T. Gill/ Printed by Penman & Galbraith/ (Signed in the stone) S T G 1851 (S inverted). Black and white plate with no tinted border outline. Image 18 x 22.2 on paper 20.9 x 25.8 cm. AGSA B 2430; NLA Lib ID 7566601, Nan Kivell NK3544/C. Printed on cream paper, some watermarks. A rare set of images, by one of the master artists of this period in Australia.
Moore, Clement C.; Ruskin, John; Rossetti, Christina; Browning, Robert Four volumes, 1931-1934 - Moore, 'Night Before Christmas', 1931, , 11-35pp, , number 78 of two hundred and seventy-five copies for the USA; Ruskin, 'King of the Golden River', 1932, , 5-47pp, , number 242 of five hundred and fifty copies; Rossetti, 'Goblin Market', 1933, , 7-42pp, , number 349 of four hundred copies; and Browning, 'Pied Piper of Hamelin', 1934, , 7-44pp, , number 241 of four hundred and ten copies. Deluxe editions, all bound in limp vellum, t.e.g., first title in original glassine wrapper which is chipped with small amounts of loss. Spine of 'Goblin Market' very slightly dulled. Endpapers to 'Night Before Christmas' are browned, otherwise internally clean. Each with four colour plates by Rackham, and each signed by Rackham to limitation leaf. All in original publishers card slipcases, with original paper label to side or head, and now housed in a leather entry slipcase with Cockerell paper sides made by Temple Bookbinders. A run of Rackham's later Christmas books, uncommon in the original slipcases. Riall, pages 174, 176, 179 and 186 respectively Size: 4to
JOAN MIRO Affiche lithographique. Lithographie originale éditée et imprimée par Maeght en mai 1965 à l'occasion d'une exposition de Joan MIRO présentant 32 peintures sur carton . Format 65 X 49 cm. Miro Lithographe N° 358. Corredor-Matheos N° 20. Herrmanns N° 14. Premier tirage. La partie centrale de l'affiche sera utilisée pour les pages 6 et 7 du N°151 de la revue Derrière le Miroir. .
MIRO Affiche lithographique. Lithographie originale éditée par Berggruen et imprimée par Mourlot pour l'exposition consacrée à l'ouvrage " Constellations" publié par la Galerie Pierre Matisse. Format 68 X 48.5 cm. Ref. Miro Lithographe N° 191 , Corredor-Matheos N° 10
Personnage 2/3 grandeur nature - Life size character - N°202 Lithographie en couleurs, imprimée sur 2 feuilles accolées, 130 X 58 cm. Entoilée. Figure au catalogue1908 de l'éditeur dans la rubrique : 2/3 lebengrosse Ballfiguren. Cette planche était destinée à un jeu de balle . La gueule du lion était évidée , Les enfants pouvaient alors essayer d'y lancer de petites balles. La spatule porte les lettres CBNW pour Charles Burckardt'S Nachfolger Wissembourg (successeur de C. Burckardt )
Cobb, Humphrey Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-265 [266: blank], title page printed in brown and black, original two-part blue and raspberry cloth with gold bands, top edge edge stained brown, other edges rough trimmed, cream endpapers. The author's first novel and only book. One of the great antiwar novels, the basis for the acclaimed 1957 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Offsetting to front free end paper from an old receipt laid in, cloth a little soiled, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with light wear corners and edges, several small closed tears to spine ends. (30720)
Browne, Howard Octavo, boards. Inscribed and signed by Browne on the front free end paper. Sequel to Warrior of the Dawn. First published in Amazing Stories October - December 1948. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to front flap fold, small chip at lower front panel and some toning to the spine panel. (31265) First edition. First binding of two-part green boards with gold stamping on spine panel.
Matheson, Richard Octavo, cloth. Label affixed to front free end paper which is inscribed and signed by Matheson to a well known early fan. The author's first book, a collection of seventeen stories with introduction by Robert Bloch. ". the best of this author's early work ." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-719. Approximately 650 copies of this book were distributed prior to a flood that destroyed most of the unsold bound copies and later warehouse fire that destroyed the remaining unbound sheets. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-719. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1125. Upper corners bruised, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a faint vertical crease at the center of the rear panel (book and jacket married at sometime in the past). (31257)
Clement, Hal (pseudonym for Harry Clement Stubbs) Octavo, cloth. Signed on the title page as Clement and Stubbs. Author's first book. An alien cop takes over the body of a human. "An adequately exciting tale of possession from outer space, by a writer who is well versed in the hard sciences. Clement's first novel, it introduced the word "symbiote," use ever since by SF writers." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 251. Anatomy of Wonder 3-110. Upper corner tips bruised, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with light wear to the corner tips and head of the spine pane, some darkening to the spine panel. (31255)
Williamson, Jack (John Stewart Williamson) Octavo, boards. Inscribed and signed by Williamson on the front free end paper to a well known early fan. Sequel to "With Folded Hands" (ASF, 1947), this was first published in ASF in 1948 as ".And Searching Mind." "Intelligent robots, instructed to let no come to harm, serve their masters so well that they institute a new tyranny of kindness which provokes rebellion." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 178. ".early in the genre's timetable of speculative insights, the [Humanoids] series confronted the near impossibility of assessing the pluses and minuses of a humanoid (i.e., AI-driven) hegemony over the world, however benevolent." - SFE online. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1257. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 34-6. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 237. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 981-85. In 333. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with wear at the spine ends and corner tips with some shallow loss, 15 mm closed tear to the lower left front panel, mild toning to the spine panel, flap edges and folds. (31238)
Van Vogt, A[lfred] E[lton] Octavo, illustration by Lee Manso, cloth. Signed inscription by Van Vogt on the front free end paper: "With all good / wishes / A. E. Van Vogt." Also affixed to the front paste down is a label with a nice inscription signed by Van Vogt to a well known early fan. "A space-operatic mystery story in its author's best vein, with a hero who seemingly can die and be reborn endlessly (thanks to his 'non-Aristotelian' mental powers). It's dreadful old garbage by any reasonable critical standard, and yet it has a dreamlike conviction which has endeared it to generations of readers. The works of van Vogt, which have provided so much escapist joy, are among the great embarrassments of modern SF." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 427. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1158. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2501-05. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket mild wear to spine ends and lower front corner tip, some toning to spine panel and mild dust soiling to rear panel. (31235)
Letters to Eminent Hands; to wit Andrew Lang, Bret Hart, Edna Lyall, F. Anstey, George Moore, Grant Allen, Phil Robinson, Rhoda Broughton, Robt. Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, W. S. Gilbert.[White, Gleeson] "i" Derby Leicester and Nottingham: Frank Murray, 1892. Slim 8vo, x, 74pp. Original stiff wrappers, dust-jacket (torn but complete), a fine unopened copy. § First edition; large-paper copy limited to 78 copies. The author addresses himself to several then notable writers, an excuse to review the main books of each writer. Scare especially in this condition. "He moved to New York City in 1890 where he conducted the Art Amateur (1891?92). He returned to England in 1893. He was the first serving editor of The Studio, founded by Charles Holme in 1893 (Lewis Hind had acted as editor for four months before the launch of the magazine). In 1895 Holme took over as editor himself, although Gleeson White continued to contribute for the rest of his life. He also edited during his last years the "Ex Libris Series"; the "Connoisseur Series"; the "Pageant"; and, with Edward F. Strange, Bell's "Cathedral Series." (Wikipedia)
(ROUSSET DE MISSY, JEAN) Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1729. 8vo. In contemporary full calf binding with four raised bands and richly gilt spine. Light wear to extremities and some of gilting to spine worn off. Title-page in red and black. Ex-libris (Carl Juel, Danish statesman and owner of Valdemar's Castle) to verso of front board. (6), 613, (5) pp. + 3 folded plates and 1 frontispiece. Second edition of this biography of Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great, Empress of Russia from 1725 to 1727.Provenance: From a large Danish estate. Barbier & Billard II, 219
CHATEAUBRIAND, François René de. I/ Édition originale de la plus grande rareté de ce pamphlet politique de Chateaubriand qui provoqua la colère de Louis XVIII et valut à son auteur d être destitué de son poste ministériel. Le pamphlet fut interdit le 18 septembre 1816, les exemplaires saisis et détruits. Elle est si rare qu elle a échappé à Vicaire et à Carteret. Avec le feuillet de titre imprimé contenant la mention « Ministre d Etat » qui sera supprimée par la suite. « Toutes les éditions, tous les tirages de ce pamphlet exécutés chez Le Normant portent uniformément le titre ci-dessus. Elles sont toutes considérées comme éditions originales ; elles furent saisies par ordre de Décazes. » (Talvart, III, 10) L ouvrage est une machine de guerre dressée contre Decazes et sa politique. L auteur dénonce la censure de la presse tout en s attaquant au Ministère de la police générale. L ouvrage critique sévèrement les trois Ministères de la Restauration. L ouvrage connaitra un succès foudroyant et provoquera la colère de Louis XVIII et de Decazes qui l interdira et fera détruire les exemplaires saisis. Chateaubriand sera rayé de la liste des ministres d Etat et perdra ses honoraires. II/ Édition originale de ces célèbres et vibrants mémoires commandés par la famille royale à Chateaubriand en hommage au duc de Berry. Talvart, III, 19 ; manque à Carteret et à Vicaire. Cette biographie du duc de Berry, fils de Charles X, parut l'année de son assassinat par Louvel à la sortie de l Opéra, rue de Richelieu, le 13 février 1820. Père de deux petites filles anglaises par un premier mariage, il les présenta à son épouse, la duchesse de Berry, sur son lit de mort. Composés « sur les documents originaux les plus précieux » (Avertissement), ces Mémoires renferment des lettres de Louis XVIII, de Charles X, du duc d Angoulême, du duc de Berry, du prince de Condé, et un fragment de journal inédit. L ouvrage reçut une récompense inestimable. La duchesse de Berry voulut en effet que les Mémoires fussent ensevelis avec le c ur de la victime de Louvel. Précieux exemplaire conservé dans une élégante reliure en maroquin vert finement orné de l époque.
EBERHARD, Jean Auguste || SOCRATE Plein veau jaspé de l'époque, dos lisse orné et doré. Un volume in-8 (212x125 mm), (8)-162-(6)-[163-414] pages. (page de titre générale placée en milieu d'ouvrage avec l'errata, page de titre de seconde partie absente). Coins et coiffes frottés. Première édition en français. Eberhard est un philosophe et théologien protestant allemand, disciple de Leibniz il fut l'un des adversaires les plus virulents de Kant. Provenance : Ex Libris de Blanriez. References : Ephémérides universelles [1835 : "L'Apologie de Socrate, premier livre d'Eberhard, fut inspiré par la controverse que soulevait le Bélisaire de Marmontel. Dans le sein même des églises calvinistes il se trouvait des écrivains défenseurs des opinions de la Sorbonne, et soutenant que les vertus des païens n'étaient que des vices brillans. Eberhard prit la plume : l'Apologie de Socrate n'était qu'un prétexte pour examiner l'ensemble des dogmes du christianisme sur la corruption de l'homme, sur la grâce, sur la rédemption et sur les conditions du Salut"]. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION : Contemporary full calf, gilt flat spine. 8vo (212x125 mm), (8)-162-(6)-[163-414] pages. Corners and caps rubbed. First edition in French. Eberhard is a German Protestant philosopher and theologian, disciple of Leibniz he was one of the most virulent opponents of Kant. Provenance : Ex Libris de Blanriez. References : Ephémérides universelles [1835 : "L'Apologie de Socrate, premier livre d'Eberhard, fut inspiré par la controverse que soulevait le Bélisaire de Marmontel. Dans le sein même des églises calvinistes il se trouvait des écrivains défenseurs des opinions de la Sorbonne, et soutenant que les vertus des païens n'étaient que des vices brillans. Eberhard prit la plume : l'Apologie de Socrate n'était qu'un prétexte pour examiner l'ensemble des dogmes du christianisme sur la corruption de l'homme, sur la grâce, sur la rédemption et sur les conditions du Salut"]. 510g.
Gardening operations &c Weather Notes &c Beginning April 1889” containing her Gardening Notes from 1889-1903Markwick, Marjorie Anthony octavo, 188 manuscript pages, several inlaid items, inscribed in ink in a notebook bound in ¼ cloth and marbled boards, label on front board of the Harvard Co-operative Society, neatly inscribed in ink, else very good. Contemporary ownership inscription by Markwick on front free endpaper. Manuscript notes kept by a dedicated gardener, likely of upstate New York, with an extensive and highly varied flower garden, complete with hot beds and a conservatory. She notes among other things the date of the first appearance of each flower, notes on how they do, as well as the first appearance in the neighborhood of various types of migrating birds.