Marban, Pedro de. Arte de la lengua Moxa, con su vocabulario, y cathecismo (and) Cathecismo menor en lengua Espanola, y Moxa.
Marban, Pedro (S.J.) Arte de la lengua Moxa, con su vocabulario y cathecismo. [Lima] Joseph de Contreras [1701-1702]. 12mo. + 664 + 202 + [1 + l blank]p including index. Roman letter. First part printed in 2 columns. Contemporary vellum; title calligraphically lettered in ink on spine; remains of ties; edges of lower cover rubbed. The earliest grammar, dictionary and cathechism of the Moxo Indians of Upper Peru, and the first work on this indigenous language of the Americas. Moxo is related to the Arawak family of languages which includes Taino, spoken by the Caribbean Indian aborigines. The Spanish-Moxo Catechism is separately paginated in the form of a supplement. The author, Pedro Marban (1647-1713), a Jesuit missionary from Seville, travelled to Peru in 1675 to devote his final years to converting the Moxo Indians, whose language he had learnt to master. The tribe inhabits the lowlands of Beni in southeastern Bolivia, where Moxo is still spoken. The handsome Lima imprint remained the unique authoritative work on the Moxo language for the following two centuries. The preliminaries are dated 1701, the Catechism 1702. An exceptionally fresh copy in its original binding. Leclerc 2361; Medina, Lima, 712; Sabin 44465; Sommervogel V, 517.
4to. 96pp. 10 photographic illustrations of 'Method' tipped or pasted in, some 38 examples of wood-engravings & woodcuts. Decorative cloth-backed boards, title on cover, gilt title on spine, within dust wrapper, worn. Clare Leighton 1898-1989, artist and illustrator. The work describes the processes & gives examples from the works of Eric Gill, Gwen Raverat, John and Paul Nash, Gordon Craig and others. 'How to do it' Series 2. First published October 1932, this copy 'Reprinted' the same month. Well preserved, light foxing at endpapers.
Sm.8vo. 144pp. With illustrations throughout from photographs, engravings, paintings, maps (3 folding illus. outside pagination, listed on pp141-144). Publishers decorative printed boards, buckram backed. Illustrated history of the Brazilian state, its leaders, intellectuals & towns, architecture, and natural history from c1500. The author (1857-1933) was a lawyer, historian and politician in the developing state. Foreword by the author, dated 1929. Well preserved, one or two small age marks, old stamp on cover & title, not detracting from condition.
Laking, Guy Francis.
Folio. xx + 200pp. With 47 photographic plates, plus plate 1A, as heading to introduction. Original cloth with gold & red monogram of Edward VII, morocco backed, lacking spine, top edge gilt. Sir Guy Francis Laking (1875-1919) was Keeper of the Kings Armoury, he published works on the royal collections. Ink inscription at endpaper Presented to J Chevalier by Sir Geo. And Lady Bury July 4/17. The volume was later presented in 1928 by J Chevalier to The Fraser Institute Free Public Library, Montreal, with their bookplate (withdrawn). Small engraving on verso of title showing monks at work, titled The Whitefriars Press, below 'Bradbury Agnew & Co, Ltd, Printers, London and Tonbridge'. Interior in good condition. Binding worn at corners, edges of covers a little darkened.
City Of Philadelphia.
Oblong folio. IV + pp10 (108), including 33 maps (7 folding, each two pages of pagination), 45 tables, 20 figures in pagination, plus brochure General Concepts (pp C-3 to C-11) inserted between pp32 & 33. Contents & illustrations listed on pp VI VII. Original pictorial card with title, spiral bound. The plan is presented to the mayor, Richardson Dilworth, by G. Holmes Perkins, chairman of the planning committee. Sections cover the city & its history, economy, people, and plans for industry, commerce, recreation, residence and transport. One or two neat pencil notes by previous owner on blank back of last page. Good condition, one or two small marks to cover. Pagination & inserted brochure conform to the copy in city of Philadelphia archive.
[Wallis Budge, Ernest]
London, British Museum, printed by order of the Trustees, 1930. 8vo. xv + (1) + 460pp. With maps of ancient Egypt, 16pp (pp424-439) showing 'cartouches of the principal kings of Egypt'. Publisher's printed boards, titles on cover & spine, v slight wear top of spine. The guide was originally prepared by Sir Ernest Wallis Budge, Keeper of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquirties, first issued in 1909, this edition has additions & corrections, is partly re-written & has a new index. Included are newly acquired antiquities since the first edition. Preface by H.R. Hall of the Dept of Egyptian antiquities, May 12, 1930. Front endpaper with ownership initials 'F.J. 2/11/46'. Well preserved, occasional v faint foxing at endpapers.
8vo. 2 vol. (vol 1): x + 681pp + (3)pp, with 95 small engravings in text; (vol 2): x + 664pp, (4 + (45) publishers adverts ending vol 1), with 129 small engravings in text. Publishers printed wrappers, both vols largely uncut, outer edges of covers worn, occasional age marks or small outer tears not detracting from generally very good condition. Fourteenth edition of this enduringly popular illustrated French encyclopaedia first published in 1845. Cora Millet-Robinet (1798-1890) provides extensive advice on running an estate & household including the flower, vegetable & fruit garden, cooking, medicine, agriculture, poultry, cheesemaking, recipes, patisserie, wine & much else.
Ferrari, Ognibene. On health and diseases of children and how to cure them
Ferrari, Ognibene. De arte medica infantium, libri quattuor quorum duo priores de tuenda eorum sanitate, posteriores de curandis morbis agunt. Brescia, Vincenzo Sabbio for Franceso & Pietro Maria Marchetti, 1577.  + 195p text + p (errata); italic & roman letter. Aldine anchor device on title, 4 engravings of pediatric interest, 1 emblematic engraving, ornamental woodcuts & historiated initials. (Bound with:) De arte medica infantium aphorismorum. Particulae tres. Brescia, Vincenzo Sabbio for Francesco & Pietro Maria Marchetti, 1577.  f.; without last blank leaf. Italic & roman letter. Aldine anchor device & ornamental woodcut on title, historiated woodcut initials, 2 ornamental woodcuts on last page. 2 volumes bound in 1. 4to. Marbled sheep, gilt; marbled edges. First edition of one of the earliest treatises devoted on the health and diseases of children. The work is devided into 4 bookss on the management of wetnurses, care and feeding of new born babies and burns. Page 31 of chapter 17 (book I) on breast feeding contains an engraving with 2 illustrations of the use of a breast pump for obtaining milk for breast feeding; pages 58 to 60 of chapter 13 (book II) on teething contain charming illustrations showing respectively a child wearing a crash hood for protection of head injuries, (possibly the earliest illustration of this kind), a child using a running stool with wheels for training to walk, a child sitting on chair- stool and another showing details of a vacant stool. The devices here illustrated and recommended by the Veronese author were criticized by the distinguished contemporary Swiss physician, Felix Wuertz, for straining the undeveloped infant muscles too much; Wuertz (1518-75) wrote the first book on infant surgery which was posthumously published in German in 1616. The second work comprising Ferrari's aphorisms on paediatrics is mostly based on Hippocrates and Galen. Durling 1494 & 1496; Hirsch II, 358; Still, History of Paediatrics, p147ff; Wellcome I, 2228 & 2227. A very good copy from the library of the Spanish medical author Dr [Daniel] Sanchez de Rivera y Moset with his armorial bookplate and shelf ticket pasted inside front cover; a contemporary signature on first title; small stain on leaf C2; edges of top margins with isolated light traces of waterstaining .
Guérineau, Jean.Essai sur les causes prédisposantes et déterminantes de la fièvre jaune.
Guérineau, Jean.8vo. Essai sur les causes prédisposantes et déterminantes de la fièvre jaune.Paris, Béchet jeune, librairie de l'Adadémie de Médecine; Poitiers, Doussin-Delys; Catineau,1826. 8v0. (4) + xxvii + (1) + 52pp. Publisher's original dusky pink wrappers, decorative engraved border round title, other publishers' titles on back cover, uncut, a little worn at cover edge, small old ink mark. Observations on Yellow Fever epidemiology based on the European outbreaks in 1818 and on the author's experiences during his stay in Haiti in 1810. The disease was imported by ship from the Caribbean. Wellcome Collection, Bibliotheque Nationale.
Royal copy of Paris Universal Exhibition Arts Catalogue 1855
PARIS - Exposition Universelle de 1855. Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, gravure, lithographie et architecture des artistes vivants étrangers et Français. Exposés au Palais des Beaux-Arts Avenue Montaigne, le 15 Mai 1855. Paris, Vinchon imprimeur des Musées Imperiaux, 1855. 8vo. lix +  + 626p (to include 3 supplements listed in contents page, cited frequently in text). Original cloth-backed chagrin boards, title label and Royal Hannovarian cypher (crowned stag crest) gilt-stamped on spine; shelf label numbered in ink pasted in top corner of back cover. Book-block in red. Light wear to edges. The international exhibition was held in the Champs-Élysées from May to November 1855. The catalogue lists 5112 exhibits displaying the work of painters, sculptors, architects, engravers and lithographers. Artists are represented from 26 countries round the world including France, Great Britain, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, Austro-Hungary, Tuscany, the German states, Prussia, the USA, Mexico, Turkey and Peru. Where known, ownership previous exhibitions, address & short biography of artist are given, sometimes with notes on the piece. The preliminaries provide rules for exhibiting and lists of judges in the various sections, as well as details of medals awarded in the 1853 Exhibition. In very good condition. From the library of George V (1819-78), last King of Hannover exiled at Gmunden.
Ferdinand VII King of Spain (1808, 1813-1833)
Fernando VII. Manuscript in brown ink on paper penned in a neat legible hand including corrections, deletions and footnotes, dated at end 1 May 1833. 39 pages of written text in folio, 1 double-page in octavo, last page blank. Each recto page headed with rectangular stencilled royal seal dated 1823 incorporating circular royal arms in the centre. Comprehensive ministerial manuscript draft proposal to the king (Ex[elentisi]mo Señor) to incorporate the Junta de Cria Caballar (Horse breeding Board) into the recently created Ministerio de Fomento (Ministry of Development) in order to achieve a more economic and efficient administration of national studs. The substantial draft in 44 paragraphs discusses various aspects of the proposed reforms and for the legislation on horse breeding in Spain from both the technical and political point of view with interesting comments. It argues in favour of removing the Junta de Cria Caballar (Horse Breeding Board) from the Secretaria de Despacho de Guerra (War Ministry) in order to incorporate it into the recently formed Ministerio de Fomento (Ministry of Development) for both economic and technical reasons, dwelling on the expenses of the Suprema Junta de Caballeria in transformation. The draft represents an attempt at modernising the cumbersome Bourbon administration of Ferdinand VII who died in September of the same year. The writer stresses the benefits of improved horse breeding for national agriculture, trade and for effective formation of cavalry. Referring to ancient times, he seeks to recreate the famous breeds of Spanish horses, calling Spain the Arabia of Europe and he emphasises the importance of royal encouragement and direction. The writer actually suggests that the kings younger brother, Infante Carlos Maria, later the Carlist pretender to the throne, should become protector of horse breeding in Spain. Special attention is given to the management of studs in Andalucia, Murcia and Estramadura and to the importance of regular and diligent government inspection. The draft covers 34 pages dated Madrid, 1 May 1833 at the end; it is followed by 2 supplementary pages entitled Gastos providing the considerable annual administrative expenses of the present Suprema Junta de Caballeria (Horse Breeding Board) for the year 1832 and by three pages entitled Productos containing actual figures of the numbers of foals born to mares in the same year to date. Edges tailend corners of 2 leaves affected by water staining, otherwise the manuscript is in excellent archival condition.
[Anonymous author & artist].
Pictorial manuscript paper scroll (1062 x 25 cm). Dated on stylistic grounds to 17th or early 18th century. Emakimono manuscript paper tutorial scroll depicting the traditional Japanese martial art hojutsu, or the art of gunnery in 130 segments containing forty-five large multi-coloured drawings mostly of wild life suitable for hunting and shooting in their habitat but also including a design of a gun posed on a barrel, portrayals of 3 armed huntsmen (one galloping) and 4 target panels including a large fan. Among the exquisite paintings are a deer, a wild boar, a fox, a fish, a heron, cranes, pheasants and other wildfowl, a falcon, geese, ducks, a butterfly and a dragonfly; the birds are shown in their habitat of plants, trees and rocks. The images of wild life selected are marked with red target points and sometimes additional red lines to indicate the precise manner of shooting them which is explained in the accompanying calligraphic text. The arms of the three huntsmen (one gallopping on a horse) are also marked and discussed for their use. The scroll is in near fine condition considering its age; a few folds and wormholes expertly repaired, occasional light offsetting and minimal traces of wear, otherwise in excellent condition, intact with its original gilt floral decorative paper wrappers; lightly worn at edges. Shooting with guns was considered a privileged sport for the Japanese aristocracy rather than a weapon used for fighting in battle. The first matchlock guns were imported to western Japan and Tanegashima Island in 1543 from South East Asia, where they were first introduced by the Portuguese. They were initially used in Japan as gifts, or for hunting, but were then gradually adopted by the Samurai warrior class.
Hirasawa, Kyokuzan. Kayo Hiso (on training horses)
Hirasawa, Kyokuzan. Kayo Hiso (on training horsesHandbook on breeding, training, nomenclature and colours of horses.Koto (Edo) Suhara Mohe shi, Kansei Gannen . 3 vols in large 8vo (267 x 183mm). I: Title inside front cover + 46 pages within meander patterned ornamental border including a 2nd title,  pages of calligraphic text & 19 full-page hand-coloured woodblock illustrations; II:  pages within meander patterned ornamental border including title, 44 pages of calligraphic text & 15 full-page hand-coloured woodblock illustrations of horses; III: Supplement entitled Draft : 32 pages of calligraphic text within line border. Publisher s paper boards decorated in blind with title slips pasted on upper covers; stitched & folded in Japanese style. Preserved in modern cloth folder. Influential treatise on the breeding, training, nomenclature and colours of horses remarkable for its exceptionally life-like illustrations of the typical movements, behavioural patterns and anatomical detail of 63 animals in a series of 34 lively hand-coloured woodblocks by Sekine Shinbē koku after designs by the artist Fuyo-gi Suzuki (c1749-1816). 12 full-page images represent individual horses, 16 show pairs and 6 are playful compositions of 3 animals interacting. The poignancy of observation evident in the illustrations suggests that the artist might have been a horse breeder himself. The author, Kyokuzan Hirasawa (1733-91), also known as Gengai Yamauchi, was a Confucian writer from Kyoto. Japanese chief negotiator Prince Akira Hayashi1; see on this also Bartlett and Shohara, 'Japanese Botany During the Period of Wood-block Printing' (1961). Some worming in edges of blank margins neatly repaired, light traces of wear in corners and some outer edges, otherwise very well preserved. See (1) Hawks & Perry, Japan opened: compiled chiefly from the narrative of the American expedition to Japan, in the years 1852-3-4 (1858): One of [the] specimens of art presented to the commodore is a book . illustrated . from woodcuts of bold outline. printed with a tint to distinguish each in the various groups of the animal by sober grays, reds, and blacks. a breed of small stature and finely formed limbs . There is great freedom of hand shown in the drawing. The animals are represented in various attitudes, curving, gambling, and rolling upon the ground - positions requiring and exhibiting an ability in fore-shortening which is found . in Asiatic art . (2) Bartlett and Shohara, Japanese Botany During the Period of Wood-block Printing (1961): the pictures of horses which so greatly impressed the Americans . appeared much earlier in a work of Kyokuzan. entitled Kayo Hiso .
Bunin, A.V., L. Ilyin, N.Ch. Poliakov, V.A. Shkvarikov.
4to. 326 + (2)pp. Chapter headings decorated with ornamental capital & linear key pattern in rust brown. With coloured lithograph frontispiece & 367 illustrations in text from plans, photographs, engravings & diagrams, several full-page or half-page, 5 folding. Contemporary publishers cloth, gilt title on cover, & within red base on spine, small photographic view of Moscow pasted on front cover, spine & corners a little worn. A history of town planning in respect of possibilities for Moscow. Extensively illustrated, showing classical forms of architecture from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Europe, England & the USA. Specific features are enlarged for commentary, and there is a bibliography in 14 sections (5pp) of relevant publications including works on Indian architecture. The architects who compiled the work during the Stalinist era (Andrei Bunin 1905-77, Lev Ilyin 1880-1942, Nicolai Polyakov 1898-1969, Vacheslav Shkvarikov, 1908-71) were members of the Architectural Academy. In good condition, binding a little worn at spine, & corners, unobtrusive stamp below title, printed in Soviet Union, & at end, stamp of Buenos Aires bookshop. The volume was owned by the eminent Argentinian architect & town planner, Carlos della Paolera (1890-1960) and has a few neat pencil notes. He lived in Paris during the early part of the 20th century, travelled widely & built an extensive working library.
Tall 8vo. vii + (1) + 215pp. With 2 folding plates. Publishers printed wrappers. A summary of five major Acts published between 1943 & 1949 & their progress regarding restoration after war damage, & planned developments, notably New Towns (Harlow, Welwyn, Stevenage, Crawley, Hatfield, Basildon, Bracknell, Hemel Hempstead), the preservation of historic buildings, and the establishment and planting of National Parks. The three parts and 11 Appendices outline the practical works accomplished around the country, listing the reports for individual areas, naming their many eminent planners including such as Geoffrey Jellicoe, Patrick Abercrombie, Stanley Adshead. Thomas Sharp. The preface is by the Minister who oversaw the government department, Hugh Dalton (1887-1962).
Rossy, Juan (photographer) Albumen print 216 x 257 mm
Rossy, Juan (photographer) View of the Alcazar Gardens. Seville mid-19th century, Albumen print (216 x 257 mm). Panoramic view looking down on the garden with its boxed compartments of ornamental clipped designs, flower beds, fruit trees, fountains, basins and ornate gate ways line the borders and paths, with the fine mudejar arcaded perimeter wall behind. Also prominent, to the right is a large square tiled garden pavilion. In the distance the river Guadaldquivir with monuments and town buildings on the other bank. Rossi initially sold furniture at Calle Génova 47, 1847 - 1848; he began to commercialize calotypes and daguerotypes in 1849 and is known to have worked as a photographer until 1859. A faint small round stamp on reverse gives the photographer's name and location: 'Juan Rossy Sevilla 47 Genova 47'. Well preserved, within mount and wooden frame.
Thick 8vo. xvii + (3) + 700 + (1)pp. With 30 numbered figures (most plans) in text, inc. photographic frontispiece (statue of Augustus) & folding plan. Contemporary three-quarter morocco, gilt title on spine, rubbed at corners & spine, firmly bound in 19th century style, edges decoratively speckled. Comprehensive history of the structure of ancient Rome, with detailed history of its planning, monuments, streets, public services, libraries, security, construction of new monuments, gardens, parks, the private home & its décor. Leon Homo 1872-1957, French historian and archaeologist, professor of ancient history at the Faculté de Lettres de Lyon. Volume in the series L'Évolution de l'Humanité. Well preserved, faint ageing at outer pages.
Sm 8vo. 83pp. With engraved frontispiece & 5 black & white plates from architectural genre scenes. Brown mottled wrappers with illustration on front cover signed Jean Vasseur. The author, who documented Amiens in finely illustrated handbooks before and after WWI, notes in his avant-propos that the work is neither guide nor archaeological survey, rather described as seen through the eyes of an amateur painter. The modest foreword understates the precise historical details given throughout. The artist Jean Vasseur (1905-86) was known for realism & urban scenes. The present work is cited by Sophie Pedder in Revolution Francaise, Emmanuel Macron and the Quest to Reinvent a Nation. London, 2018, p275. Amiens was Macrons place of birth and early education. With ink ownership signature of Carlos della Paolera (1890-1960), the distinguished Argentinian architect & town planner, dated Fevrier, 1949. In good condition, occasional v light foxing.
Lettre à un Amateur de la Peinture avec des Eclaircissemens Historiques sur un Cabinet et les Auteurs des Tableaux qui le composent. Ouvrage entremêlé de Digressions sur la vie des plusieurs Peintres modernes
Hagedorn, Christian Ludwig von & Franz Christoph Janneck. Lettre à un Amateur de la Peinture avec des Eclaircissemens Historiques sur un Cabinet et les Auteurs des Tableaux qui le composent. Ouvrage entremêlé de Digressions sur la vie des plusieurs Peintres modernes. Dresden, George Conrad Walther, Libraire du Roi, 1755. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece + f title + 368 p text + p with index of artists mentioned + p of errata. Contemporary speckled boards, rubbed, with crowned ownership initials C.L. v. B.P. stamped in blank margins of title. First edition of a promotional letter advertising a distinguished private collection of paintings for sale at Dresden. Hagedorn (1712-80), Director of the Art Gallery of the Prince Elector of Saxony, here advertises his own choice collection of paintings in the first twenty pages and discussing some of the highlights, followed by a detailed discussion of individual paintings and artists mentioned by Franz Christoph Janneck (1703-61), a celebrated Austrian painter of festive gatherings much admired by his friend Hagedorn. Janneck provides biogrphical sketches of both greater and lesser artists represented in the collection as well as others only mentioned; the artists thought to feature for the first time in a volume about painting are marked with an asterisk. The frontispiece etching by Pierre-Jules Hutin (ca. 1720-1763) is notable for including a female figure engaged in aesthetic debate; two groups of figures are deep in discussion in an artist s studio; a painting of Leda and the Swan on an easel in the left foreground is studied by two male connoisseurs and a woman; one of the men wearing glasses is seated in front of the painting, the other holds up an eye glass to it; the woman stands facing them with a paint brush in animated comversation. Cicognara 1162.