Doyle, A. Conan London: George Newnes, n.d. . Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of these eight additional tales of the Napoleonic soldier Étienne Gerard, the sequel to his EXPLOITS published in 1896. During the decade between Sherlock Holmes's death in 1893 ("The Final Problem" in The Strand Magazine of December 1893), and his resurrection in October 1903 ("The Empty House" in The Strand issue of October 1903), Doyle tried unsuccessfully to meet his public's demand for adventure tales in The Strand with these Brigadier Gerard yarns. Though not mentioned on the title page, the book is illustrated with plates by W.B. Wollen. This is an unusually bright copy, without soil or wear -- FINE except for one oddity: an early owner (see below) wrote his name not on the front endpaper but on the top edge of the leaves. Green & Gibson A27a. Provenance: small W.H. Smith blind-stamp at the corner of the front free endpaper; above-referenced calligraphic name of the renowned British racehorse trainer P[eter]. [Valentine] Purcell Gilpin (1858-1928); a caricature of him appeared in Vanity Fair in 1908.
Doyle, A. Conan With Illustrations. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1896. 10 pp undated ads. Original black (very dark purple?) cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of this novel that curiously combines the sport of boxing and the Regency period. The eponymous narrator is a country boy who wishes to go to sea, but winds up with his fashionable uncle in London -- where soon his best friend is "Boy Jim," who hopes to become a bare-knuckle boxer like his blacksmith uncle. [Doyle] had always been fond of boxing, had revelled in the history of the prize-ring, and in RODNEY STONE his enthusiasm and knowledge are apparent. As usual the action-episodes are first-rate; and as usual the historical personages are not an integral part of the story. but Doyle wanted to reconstruct an age, and so Nelson, the Prince Regent, Sheridan, Fox, Beau Brummell. and others, pop in and out of the pages for the sole purpose of creating a 'period piece' [Pearson]. The illustrations are by Sidney Paget, who also did the Sherlock Holmes illustrations. The tale was adapted into a 1913 silent film "The House of Temperley"; 70 years later it was dramatized for BBC Radio. Though this book was issued in considerable numbers, we find it to be surprisingly uncommon today -- especially in acceptable condition. This is a remarkably fine copy -- best we have seen in our 40+ years in business -- with no external soil or wear, though the front endpaper is slightly cracked. Green & Gibson A20a. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.
The Brothers Dalziel, 1840-1890. A record of 50 years work in conjuction with many of the most distinguished artists of the period.1840-1890Dalziel, George and Edward . Edward Dalziel (1817-1905), George Dalziel (1815-1902).Compilation of the works of several contemporary book writers and illustrators richly illustrated. 4to. xiii + 369pp. TEG. A presentation copy signed and dedicated to William F. Dalziel from George and Edward Dalziel in pen on title page. Bound in full green morocco with gold title on the spine. Illustrated throughout by Sir J.E. Millais, Sir. E. J. Poynter, Holman Hunt, Dante G. Rossetti, Sir John Tenniel, Sir E. Burne-Jones, John Ruskin, Arthur Hughes, Birket Foster, and many others Edward Dalziel (1817-1905), George Dalziel (1815-1902 )Library of Congress NE1217.D3 A3 Bound in full green morocco with gold title on the spine.
CHERET, JULES (1836-1932) Lithograph in color. Broido 911, pl. 36 in color. As issued in the supplement to the "Courrier Francaise", January 19, 1896. Imp. Chaix (Ateliers Cheret). 23 x 16 with margins. Paper is slightly toned. Colors are good.
SET OF SIX ETCHINGS AND TITLE PAGE FROM ILLUSTRATIONS FOR POEMS: DRAMATIC AND LYRICAL, BY LORD DE TABLEYRICKETTS, CHARLES (1866-1931) London, Elkin Mathews and John Lane, at the Sign of the the Bodley Head, 1893 Clark p 38. Edition of 600 Including:Title page, POEMS: DRAMATIC AND LYRICAL, BY LORD DE TABLEY, printed in red and black type, margins: 85 x 13cm:; The Honorable JB Leicester Warren, 3 1/4 cx 3 1/2; Nimrod, 3 13/16 x 3, margins 85cm x 13cm ; The Knight in the Wood, 3 x 3, margins 85 x 13cm ; The Two Old Kings, 3 x 3 ; The Defeat of Glory, 3 ÃÂ¾ x 3 ÃÂ½, margins 85cm x 12cm Ref: Charles Ricketts, Subtle and fantastic decorator Stephen Calloway Forword by Kenneth Clark, Thames Hudson All in good to fine condition.
Nielsen Kay (illustrated by) Legatura editoriale in piena tela gialla con titoli impressi in rosso al piatto anteriore e al ds. Dedica sulla carta di guardia libera. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara edizione, più ricercata rispetto all altra sempre pubblicata da Doran ma con le tavole non applicate. Il celebre illustratore danese Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) fu influenzato dall opera di Aubrey Beardsley, da quella di Jessie M. King e dalla tradizione giapponese, ma sviluppò uno stile assolutamente personale. Illustrò in tutto soltanto cinque opere. Negli anni 30 collaborò con la Walt Disney nella realizzazione del film Fantasia . 8vo (cm. 23), 1 c.nn., 204 pp. con num.se ilustrazioni in nero n.t. e 25 tavv. a colori f.t. applicate su cartoncino (di cui una in antiporta).
Descrizione di Roma antica formata nuovamente con le auttorità di Bartolomeo Marliani, Onofrio Panvinio, Alessandro Donati, e Famiano Nardini. Tomo I (segue) Descrizione di Roma moderna formata nuovamente con le auttorità del Card. Cesare Baronio, Alfonso Ciaconio, Antonio Bosio, e Ottavio Panciroli. Tomo IILegature coeve in pergamena rigida con nervi e titoli ms. al ds. Un piccolo taglio al dorso del primo volume. Tagli colorati. Ex libris araldici ( Lord Viscount Lymington ) ai contropiatti anteriori. Taglio, senza alcuna perdita di inciso, ad una grande tavola più volte ripiegata del primo volume. Esemplare freschissimo ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Non comune edizione di questa splendida guida di Roma dal ricchissimo apparato iconografico. Cfr. Rossetti, G-1052. 8vo (cm. 16,2), 2 Voll., 7 cc.nn. (compresa antiporta allegorica), 612 pp. con 118 illustrazioni calcografiche, 62 medaglioni xilografici e 7 tavv. ripiegate f.t.; 3 cc.nn. (compresa antiporta allegorica), 792 pp. con 63 illustrazioni calcografiche, 25 medaglioni xilografici e 12 tavv. ripiegate f.t.
Hakewill James, arch. Bella legatura coeva in mz. pelle rossa con nervi, fregi e titolo impresso in oro al ds. Tagli e carte di guardia marmorizzate. Alcune lievi bruniture, altrimenti esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale. Tra le belle vedute di questo noto grand-tour - opera dei più apprezzati incisori inglesi dell epoca - panorami e scorci del Lago di Garda, Lago Maggiore, Venezia, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, Torino, ecc. Altre tavole sono dedicate a piante e prospetti architettonici di alcuni dei principali musei italiani. Brunet (III, 17): C'est un des plus beaux ouvrages que nous ayons sur cette contree si frequemment visitee par les touristes anglais ; Cremonini, p. 161. 4to (cm. 29,5), 54 cc.nn. Primo frontespizio architettonico e 63 tavv. f.t. (di cui 36 vedute da disegni di J.M.W. Turner) incise su rame e protette da velina.
ADAMS, ANSEL Book: 314 x 382 mm. (12 1/4 x 15"); Print: 332 x 488 (13 x 19 1/4"), mounted on archival board measuring 560 x 710 mm. (22 x 28"). 28,  pp.,  leaves. Publisher's quarter brown morocco over linen boards, upper cover with blind-stamped morocco label, raised bands. Housed in the original linen clamshell box with leather spine label. With 116 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANSEL ADAMS (110 of which are FULL-PAGE). ACCOMPANIED BY AN ORIGINAL SILVER GELATIN PRINT, PERSONALLY PRINTED AND SIGNED BY ADAMS (this no. 6 of 50, titled "Juniper, Cliffs and River, Upper Merced River Canyon, Yosemite National Park," ca. 1936), mounted on archival board with cutout mat, as issued. âIn mint condition. This beautifully printed work presents the breathtaking black & white images of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Mountains made over the course of 60 years by one of the 20th century's most important photographers. For the production of this work, Ansel Adams sorted through more than 1,000 photographs of the region before selecting the final 116 seen here--many of which had never before been published. The striking photographs, whose subjects range from vast panoramas to small eddies of foam on a lake, are devoid of figures and any evidence of human interaction. They are powerful representations of wilderness and conservation, as well as a celebration of the art of photography. In the words of ANB, Adams' "images became the symbols, the veritable icons, of wild America. When people thought about the national parks or the Sierra Club or nature or the environment itself, they often envisioned them in terms of an Ansel Adams photograph. His black-and-white images were not 'realistic' documents of nature. Instead, they sought an intensification and purification of the psychological experience of natural beauty. He created a sense of the sublime magnificence of nature that infused the viewer with the emotional equivalent of wilderness, often more powerful than the actual thing." In addition to the images reproduced in this book, our deluxe edition is accompanied by an original silver gelatin print, personally printed and signed by Adams. Just 50 copies of each of five different prints were made for this edition, this being no. 6 of the photograph titled "Juniper, Cliffs and River, Upper Merced River Canyon, Yosemite National Park." Although his name is now practically synonymous with nature photography, Ansel Adams (1902-84) originally aspired to become a concert pianist before gradually turning photography into a full-time career. He made his first trip to Yosemite when he was 14, and he began taking pictures of the region with a Kodak No. 1 Box Brownie given to him by his parents. Captivated by the region, he became heavily involved in the Sierra Club, an outspoken advocate for conservation, and continued to produce photography showcasing the natural beauty of the West. Britannica calls him "the most important landscape photographer of the 20th century" and notes that "the popularity of his work has only increased since his death.". No. 107 of 250 COPIES OF THE DELUXE EDITION, SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS on the colophon.
Arkhitektura sovremennogo zapada (Architecture of the the Contemporary West) Le Korbiuz’e, Bruno Taut, V. Gropius, I. P. Aud, Frank Rait, P. Gil’berseimer, i drugieQuarto 27x19 cm., cloth with silver lettering and with the illustrated dust jacket by Lissitzky, often lacking. 185,  p. 27 x 19 cm. Edition of 7,000. This monograph on twentieth century architecture includes essays by such internationally renowned figures as Le Corbusier, Bruno Taut, Frank Lloyd Wright, Moholy-Nagy and others. It served to introduce and further conversation embracing international modernism into Soviet architecture and design. The editor David Arkin (1899-1957) was an eminent art critic, historian of architecture and decorative arts who authored numerous studies appearing in multiple translations. BL 13. Getty 24. NYPL 9. This copy fine in fine dust wrapper.
King, Stephen. London, Macdonald, 1980, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Film source, an early novel for King before his career exploded. Tanned pages, as usual, else fine in a fine jacket with an attached small price sticker from a British seller.
The Life of King Henry the Fift” [with,] “The First Part of King Henry the Sixt” [with,] “The Second Part of King Henry the Sixt”. with the Death of the Good Duke Humfrey” [with,] “The Third Part of King Henry the Sixt. with the Death of the Duke of Yorke.Shakespeare William 2 volumes. FOUR COMPLETE HISTORIES FROM THE FAMED SECOND FOLIO PRINTING OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS. Folio, handsomely presented in period style quarter brown calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered and ruled on the spine. 69-146; 147-172 pp. Very handsome, fine and large copies, the bindings in excellent condition, the textblock with only a bit of the typical very mild aging. A FINE SET OF FOUR COMPLETE HISTORIES EXTRACTED FROM THE SECOND FOLIO EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES , a cornerstone--and some would say foundation--of English literature. While the complete Second Folio is one of the book collector's great prizes, a status well reflected in its price these days, this is an opportunity to acquire four of the plays from the volume bound separately. More then just celebrating one of the most charismatic monarchs in British history, King Henry V is widely recognized as Shakespeares most patriotic play. For in its themes, actions and characters, it not only celebrates a sense of Englishness, but it extolls, as shown most clearly with his four captains, how Henry manages to unite the Welsh, Scottish and Irish under one unified leadership as well. Further, Henry not only appeals to the commonalities between all of the soldiers of all of the lands he rules, but also between soldiers of different classes, transforming his disparate troops into a band of brothers. In doing so Henry has managed to create a form of equality between noble and commoner, and between Englishman, Welshman and Scott under a sort of common umbrella of Englishness as Henry refers to ALL of them as "Noblest English". The verse found within the play resounds with the rhetoric of nationalistic fervor. It is the very essence of a "Boys Own" adventure story; full of fighting scenes, and victories by sadly depleted, underfed, and highly stressed forces against insurmountable odds. It is a story to stir the blood, and is filled with patriotic speeches that are strangely reminiscent of Winston Churchills speeches during World War Two. The play is often performed for patriotic intent, most often to raise morale among the people during wartime, such as in its first major (and extremely successful) film adaptation directed by, and starring, Laurence Olivier. It is a colourful and highly stylised version which begins in the Globe Theatre and then gradually shifts to a realistic evocation of the Battle of Agincourt. Olivier's film was made during the Second World War and was intended as a patriotic rallying cry at the time of theinvasion of Normandy. It was Churchills government who funded the movie in order to dedicate it to the RAF pilots, with the idea being that just like Henry and his men going into the Battle of Agincourt, the pilots were up against insurmountable odds but would bravely overcome them. In fact, Churchill even used some of Henrys dialog in his own speech to the RAF. References: William Shakespeare. King Henry V. ed. by T.W. Craik Routledge, 1995: Shakespeares Globe Education, Henry V Character Studies, The Shakespeare Globe Trust: Literature Network Forums, The patriotism of Shakespeare in Henry V, 2005: Sonková, Markéta Propaganda on Screen: Adapting ShakespearesHenry V, 2017: The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays By Cambridge University Press, 2002.
[Alchemy - Persia]. 8vo (125 x 208 mm). Persian manuscript on polished laid paper. (103) leaves. 11 lines, fluent Naskh in black and occasional red ink. With several small ink drawings and numerous glosses in the margins. Contemporary leather binding with blindstamped, recessed oriental ornaments to both covers; blind-tooled and ruled borders (spine and edges repaired). A pretty alchemical treatise of Persian origin, illlustrated in the margins with numerous small diagrams. - Extremeties of binding somewhat rubbed and bumped; restored by an early ower using the original material. Light browning throughout with occasional traces of dampstains. Endpapers show numerous handwritten annotations; final leaf dated and stamped Khoja Umar ibn (?), 1282 H (= 1865/66 CE). In all a clean and well-legible manuscript.
LEIRIS Michel & LIMBOUR Georges : Broché 25 x 19, couverture décorée rempliée. Édition originale, après 45 exemplaires numérotés et signés sur Arches. Nombreuses reproductions en noir et en couleur. Le dessin, la peinture mais également des aspects moins connus: décors de théâtre, sculpture, collages,? Une bonne introduction à l'univers de l'artiste à redécouvrir. > En cas de problème de commande, veuillez nous contacter par notre page d'accueil / If you have any problems with your order please contact us via our homepage
LA VARENDE : Reliure pleine toile bordeaux, titre et motif frappés au premier plat en argent. Le premier des 10'330 exemplaires numérotés sur Alfa Mousse de Navarre. Édition originale. Le premier des 10'300 exemplaires numérotés sur Alfa Mousse de Navarre, outre 30 hors commerce d'animateurs. Portrait de l'auteur gravé sur bois par A. MATTHEY en frontispice. L'exemplaire inaugural tiré de la bibliothèque de l'éditeur, avec un curieux feuillet d'erratum lui-même fautif signalant une phrase à supprimer page 193 au lieu de 192? document minimaliste d'une insigne rareté. > En cas de problème de commande, veuillez nous contacter par notre page d'accueil / If you have any problems with your order please contact us via our homepage
GRINDAT Henriette, PONGE Francis & YERSIN Albert-Edgar : En feuilles sous cartable à rabat 27 x 19, plein papier cuve teinté, titre en blanc au premier plat, ficelage de coton conservé. Édition originale. Parmi 8 exemplaires de tête sur Japon nacré Raji avec estampe non pliée, l'un des 4 lettrés nominatifs avant 222 suivants sur vélin de Rives. Photographie de Henriette Grindat et dessin d'Albert-Edgar Yersin. En écho à l'actuelle expo lausannoise de la photographe, ce dossier comprend:- L?exemplaire de luxe nominatif d?Henriette Grindat du livre sur Japon, parmi 4 hors commerce, co-signé par Ponge et Yersin - Avis de paiement d?honoraires à Henriette Grindat pour le livre- 1 tirage baryté d'une étude de matière de la photographe- 1 héliogravure tirée pour la maquette- 1 litho de Albert-Edgar Yersin- Le manuscrit de l?un des textes de Francis Ponge- Bulletin de lancement illustré de 4 pages avec carte de souscription- Carton d?invitation à l?exposition de la galerie Bonnier (lancement du livre) À noter que ce dossier est l?équivalent, en plus complet, des exemplaires de luxe numérotés annoncés à la justification du tirage qui ne mentionne pour les exemplaires hors commerce aucun des ajouts précités.[Simecek 418] > En cas de problème de commande, veuillez nous contacter par notre page d'accueil / If you have any problems with your order please contact us via our homepage
ROMAN Jacques : Leporello binaire, horizontal et vertical, sous portefeuille imprimé à rabats. Édition originale tirée à 50 seuls exemplaires numérotés et signés sur papier cuve. 2 gravures originales de Michel Roncerel, de type manière noire. Jolie maquette dépliante pour ce livre d'artiste finement illustré, c'est le pied m'a dit un client enthousiaste mais. fauché :-( > En cas de problème de commande, veuillez nous contacter par notre page d'accueil / If you have any problems with your order please contact us via our homepage
Britannia Baconica, or the Natural Rarities of England Scotland & Wales According as they are to be Found in Every ShireCHILDREY J [Joshua] 1625-1670 British Counties historically explained. First edition, second issue, in nineteenth century speckled calf by W. Brown of Bath, some blind tooling. Spine, raised bands, blind tooling. gilt titles to red calf labels. Internally, , , 184 pp, 1 small woodcut plan (p72), lacks the first blank leaf, inner margin of title & a section of leaf A3 repaired, first leaves a little damp-stained, some light browning & spotting, small worming at the foot, head of the upper joint & headcap cracked, crack along upper top inch joint. But a Very Good example. (164*101 mm). (Wing C.3871. ESTC R25345. Lowndes 406). Title continues: historically related, according to the precepts of the Lord Bacon, methodically digested, and the causes of many of them philosophically attempted. With Observations upon them, and Deductions from them, whereby divers Secrets in Nature are discovered, and somethings hitherto reckoned Prodigies, are fain to confess the cause whence they proceed. Usefull for all the ingenious men of what Profession or Quality soever. Childrey, (Joshua, antiquary and astrologer. Indago astrologica, or, A Brief and Modest Enquiry into some Principal Points of Astrology (1652) was his contribution to the contemporary attempt to reform astrology along Baconian lines, which also included efforts by John Goad and John Gadbury. His prescription was to correlate terrestrial events with the mutual aspects of the planets calculated heliocentrically (rather than geocentrically, as was more common), along with their apogee and perigee, upper and lower culmination, and rising and setting.! For a full biography see ODNB)
YOUNG Geoffrey Winthrop First and Only Edition. In brown cloth, gilt edge tooling & titles, corners rubbed. Spine, gilt titles, rubbed along edges. Internally, half title, , (vii-viii), , 2-106 pp, , 31 poems, book label to fpd (Elizabeth, Chanterai Ma Chanson), binders label tp fpd (Deighton, Bell & Co), ink name to fep (Mary Arnim Oct 09), occasional spot to prelims. (181*123 mm). Elizabeth von Arnim had collected a sizable library in Mougins France and upon her death in 1941, it ended up either at the Huntington Library in the USA of the University of Toulon in France.
Unknown 11 small notebooks with ink ms sermons, dated 1761 to 1807, with the 3 parishes named, in 3 different hands. Listed below: 1. Serm I Christs Serm; on the Mount paraphras.'d in a Course of Sermons, 1761, Matt. V, 19 leaves. Delivered Escombe Sep 27 1761. Stanwix Sep 25 1796. 2. Serm II on Christs Serm; on the Mount 1761. Delivered Bishop Aucland, Escombe Oct 4 1761; Stanwix Oct 16 1796, 17 leaves. 3. Serm IV On Christs Serm on the Mount 1761, Matt VI, 16ff. Delivered Escombe Oct 25 1761 & Stanwix Nov 13 1799. 4. Serm V On Christs Serm on the Mount 1761, Matt VI, 18ff. Delivered Escombe Nov 1 1761 & Stanwix Sep 3 1797. 5. Lacks the title leaf, Matt VII, 16ff. Delivered Escombe Nov 8 1761 & Stanwix Sep 24 1797. 6. Serm VII On Christs Serm on the Mount, 1761, Matt VII, 19ff. Delivered Escombe Nov 15 1761 & Stanwix Oct 1 1797. (166*108 or 155*96 mm). In a different hand: 7. 4 sermons, Luke X, 19 pages Delivered Oundle1791, 5 times & Stoke Doyle; another 19 pages; Mark VIII, Delivered Oct 12 1800, Nov 7 1802, 17 pages; 8.Eccles, Aug 17 1800 & Dec 19, 1802, 18 pages; Psalm ., Delivered Aug 17 1800 & January 19 1803, 17 pages.8. On Good Friday 1807, Matt XXVI, 25 pages, Delivered Stanwix; (different hand) John XVI, 22 pages, Delivered Mar 1898, Mar 1 1807, Jul 3 1803 Jun 22 1806. (201*125 mm). In a different hand 9. On the Sacram.t. of the Lords Supper 1796, Cor XI, 22 pages, DeliveredWitton Oct 1793, Hamsterly Oct 13 1793, Stanwix 1797 *2. 10. Whitsunday 1796, Hohn III, 34 pages, Delivered Stanwix Whitsunday 1796 & 1803. 11. 1st & 2nd Lecture on the Creed 1804, Tim III, 19 pages, Stawix Feb 26 1804 & Hamsterly. Ja's II, 13 pages, Delivered Stanwix Mar 4 1804 & Hamsterly Jul 22 1804. (206*163 mm).
Historiae Ecclesiasticae Primi a Christo Nato Seculi Patita WITH Thomae Ittagii. de Haeresiarchis aevi Apotolici & Apostolico proximi WITH Apendix Dissetationis de HaeresiarchisITTIG Thomas 1643-1710 VG+, 3 volumes in 1, 1709, 1690 & 1696, Latin, title pages with a printers device & in red & black inks. In near contemporary full vellum, a few small marks, faint ink ms title to spine. Internally, Historiae, 1709, portrait fronts, pp, , (iv-cxii), , 2-496 pp,  index. (sig. b-f4, a2-o4, A-3Q4, 3R-3W4). De Haeresiarchis, , , 2-272 pp,  index. (sig. , A-2L4, 2M-2N4). Appendix, , , 2-480 pp,  index. (sig. , A-3O4, a-d1). Cont. ink numbers to fpd, red ink name to ffep, text block edges blackened. (200*159 mm). Ittig, a German Lutheran divine, was professor of divinity at the University of Leipzig & authored numerous works on theology.
Yolande Amic No. 864 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. French text. 188pp, list of plates, appendices, bibliography. Color frontispiece, 7 color and 40 monochrome plates, 24 monochrome figures. Blue cloth with white lettering to spine and front panel, illustrated dust wrapper. Vital reference on 19th century French Opaline Glass. Text block gently toned and with small stain (non obtrusive) at bottom edge throughout; dust wrapper fine save for ever so slightly faded spine
David Hamilton THE AGE OF INOCENCE by DAVID HAMILTON Printed by Imprimerie Fournie - Toulouse, France Notes extracted from the letter printed on the rear flap of the dust-jacket. Dear M. Hamilton, As a photographer it is your nature to record images for the present and future generations. So many have chosen to immortalize scenes of terror and death. Thank you for photographing Love. thank you for giving me the sisters that I never had and the daughter I could never watch as she grew. It is sad that you are not successful until others begin to copy you but i have not seen the Bible copied, or Shakespeare, or Hamilton. Not only do you see and record some of the beauty in life, but you are also surrounded by people or able to allow their beauty to show. ETC .
Wright, C.D. First edition, cloth issue. Advance reading copy with prospectus and slip from publisher laid. Unpaginated. Bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt and black stamping. Near Fine with a few small stains to cloth near foot. No jacket, apparently as issued.The third book from the Arkansas-born poet Carolyn Doris Wright (1949-2016). Very uncommon as a hardcover review copy.
SINCLAIR, Upton Presumed First Edition, 'Published, 1910,' also published by B.W. Dodge & Company in 1910. Octavo, original yellow cloth over boards, stamped in black, off-white dust jacket with dark blue lettering. Novel about a young man who sets out to make his fortune, but is met with social injustice and societal ills; scarce in dust jacket. Near Fine, in Very Good dust jacket, some edgewear, shelf wear, slight darkening to spine.
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"