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DEMIDOFF, ANATOLE DE, PRINCE OF SAN DONATO.
Voyage Dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée Par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie Exécuté En 1837. . . Par Mm. De Sainson, le Play, Hout, Léveillé, de Nordmann, Rousseau Et Du Ponceau
. Dédié à Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes des Russies. Dessiné d'après nature et lithographié par (Auguste) Raffet. With 100 tinted lithographs printed on India paper, by Auguste Raffet and printed by Auguste Bry (including additional lithographed title, and 9 other lithographed section titles), all with tissues. Half-title, illus. lithogr. title to face the title-page, with a plate list on verso numb. 1-100. 2 unn. pp. (half title), pp. 3- 64 with descriptive text for the plates nos. 1-87 (no description for the text of the plates 88-100 as usual, so complete). Large folio (530 x 350 mm). Contemp. black half chagrin, back gilt. With heraldic bookplate Louis Mondanton. Paris: Publié par Gihaut Frères, [1838-1848 ] First edition of this rare and complete album of an expedition through Hungary to southern Russia, returning by way of Constantinople and Smyrnia. Plates nos. 1 (frontispiece) - 8, Hungary; nos. 9- 19, Wallachia; nos. 20- 24, Moldova; nos. 25- 30 Bessarabia; nos. 31- 54 Crimea, 1st part; nos. 55- 68, Camp of Vosnessensk, inter alia portrait of Nicolas I; nos. 69- 80; Crimea, 2nd part; nos. 88- 100 show the portraits of the members of the expedition. The present huge work describes and illustrates scenery and exotic architecture, not only of the Russian meridional region, and depicts also uniforms, military camps, costumes, professions, festivities, trade, custom and manners of Armenians, Cossacks, Gipsies, Jews, Russians, Tartars, Turks, etc. An interior of a coffee shop is shown. This scientific journey to southern Russia and the Crimea, etc. was organized by Count Demidoff (1812-70) on behalf of the government. 22 scholars (of which Jules Janin wrote the descriptive text), and artists (of which Raffet was the most important one) accompanied the expedition. Opposite plate 93, (portrait of J. J. Huout) is a 3- page A.L.S. by his son Paul dated Colmar, 1 July 1868 . Prince Demidoff was a famous art collector. His collection was sold in Paris in 1870.- 2 small stamps and stamped number on title, a few slight spots, and some light smudging to margins at the beginning. A nice association copy on large paper. Brunet II, 583; Vicaire III, 167; NBG 13/14, p. 559 & NBG 25/26, p. 578; cf. Atabey 337 (later ed.); not in Blackmer.
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GIDE, ANDRÉ
Romans Et Récits. Oeuvres Lyriques Et Dramatiques, 2 Volumes
. tome I : . Édition publiée sous la direction de Pierre Masson . Avec la collaboration de Jean Claude , Alain Goulet , David H. Walker et Jean-Michel Wittmann . Nouvelle edition. Ce volume contient : Saül - La Tentative amoureuse ou Le traité du vain désir - L'Immoraliste - Le Voyage d'Urien - Le Roi Candaule - Le Traité du Narcisse - Le Prométhée mal enchaîné - Les Caves du Vatican - André Walter. Cahiers et poésies - Philoctète ou Le Traité des trois morales - Isabelle - Les Nourritures terrestres - La Porte Étroite - El Hadj ou Le Traité du faux prophète - Bethsabé - Paludes - Le Retour de l'Enfant Prodigue. Appendices : Le Récit de Michel - Le Retour - Ajax - Mopsus . ( Bibliothèque de la Pléiade volume 135 ); tome II : Édition publiée sous la direction de Pierre Masson . Avec la collaboration de Jean Claude , Céline Dhérin , Alain Goulet et David H. Walker . Nouvelle edition.Ce volume contient : Robert ou L'intérêt général - Journal des Faux-Monnayeurs - Geneviève ou La confidence inachevée - Les Faux-Monnayeurs - Le Treizième arbre - Corydon - Les Nouvelles Nourritures - La Symphonie pastorale - Perséphone - Oedipe - Les Caves du Vatican, farce - Robert - L'Art bitraire - L'École des femmes - Thésée . ( Bibliothèque de la Pléiade volume 551), Gallimard 2009, 3040pp. new set in full leather with richly decorated spines in slip case. Est-ce dû au classicisme de sa langue, qui aurait fait écran? Si l'on parle toujours, avec une conviction variable, du «contemporain capital» (l'expression date de 1924..), on évoque rarement la hardiesse d'un Gide qui sut placer son oeuvre à l'avant-garde de l'exploration formelle et qui, bien avant que le terme soit inventé, l'inscrivit presque tout entière dans le registre de l'«autofiction». Ces deux volumes regroupent tous les textes de «fiction» de Gide, qu'ils soient narratifs ou dramatiques. En dépit de leur variété générique, leur unité est profonde. Très tôt, Gide décida de se construire, c'est-à-dire de se concevoir comme un puzzle où sa diversité pourrait exposer toutes ses facettes et néanmoins, à un niveau supérieur, affirmer une cohérence secrète. Habiter par la vision de ses livres futurs, il se dit persuadé qu'on ne pourra le comprendre qu'une fois que tous auront paru. Mais il n'a rien fait pour faciliter cette compréhension. En refusant ces repères que sont les genres littéraires convenus, en multipliant les textes atypiques, en modifiant selon sa fantaisie les étiquettes apposées sur ses livres et en ne perdant pas une occasion de discréditer l'illusion réaliste, il s'entend comme personne à brouiller les pistes. Peut-être fallait-il que le temps passe pour que le «contemporain» entre dans l'intemporel et pour que soit reconnue l'une des qualités par lesquelles cette oeuvre trouve son unité : l'audace.[ BRANDNEW SET, REDUCED FROM GBP 122.00 ].
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GOSSE, P.H.,
Natural History. Reptiles.
0. 1850. London, The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1850; iv, 296pp. with numerous wood-engraved illustrations; publisher's blind-stamped cloth; two tiny wear-hole on front joint, first owner's name and address - "H.Helmsley, Cheltenham 1853" on front fly-leaf. A very good copy of the first edition. Despite Gosse's profound differences on interpretation with Darwin,, he here naturally draws on all availble contemporary sources, iincluding Darwin's "Voyage".
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Keywords: Ianweb Natural History Reptiles Reptilia Zoology Victorian Children's Books Science Evolution Children's Illustrated Books Turtles Tortoises Crocodiles Snakes Serpents Lizards

 
KERGUELEN TREMAREC, YVES JOSEPH DE,
Relation D'un Voyage
0. 1771. dans la Mer du Nord, aux cotes d'Islande, du Groenland,, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwege; faite en 1767 & 1768. Paris, 1771; 4to; viii, [iv], 220 pp. with 10 engraved plates [3 folding], and 8 maps [7 folding]; title printed in red and black with a fine engraved vignette, two further fine copper-egraved vignettes; AN UNCUT COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S MOTTLED BLUE PAPER-COVERED BOARDS with a contemporary hand-written paper label on the spine; edges worn and rubbed, short marginal split to rear hinge at head of spine, very slight loss at base of spine, surface of boards expertly restored, very small damp-stain in extreme top margins of c.30 pages, minute worm-holes in inner margins of c. 12 pages and to last 20 pages, affecting a few letters. First edition. Internally a clean fresh copy overall, in the original boards. The famous plates are engraved after Eisen. This copy is complete with the sixth leaf of the prelims, printed on one side only ("Avis au Relieur" with list of maps and plates giving relevant pages). This leaf is frequently lacking, having then been discarded by the binder after use.
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LUCIAN
Works in 8 Volumes.
. 8 Volumes (Bi-lingual Texts - Loeb Classical Library volumes 14 ,54, 130, 162, 302, 430, 431, 432 ) Satire blends with comic art in Lucian's tales, fantasies, and dialogues. With ebullient wit he mocks teachers of literature, the various philosophical schools, popular religions, historians and writers, the Olympian gods, and the foibles of mortals. In The Dream he jocularly recounts his own career. Native of Samosata on the Euphrates, Lucian traveled widely in the Roman Empire as far as Gaul. His 80 extant works (published here in 8 volumes) offer insight on the intellectual world of the second century AD along with mischievous and sophisticated entertainment. VOLUME I. PHALARIS. HIPPIAS OR THE BATH. DIONYSUS. HERACLES. AMBER OR THE SWANS. THE FLY. NIGRINUS. DEMONAX. THE HALL. MY NATIVE LAND. OCTOGENARIANS. A TRUE STORY. SLANDER. THE CONSONANTS AT LAW. SYMPOSIUM, OR THE LAPITHS Translated by A. M. Harmon From Lucian comes a comic view of the Greek symposium, in his piece titled Carousal in Harmon's translation. The great satirist crowds into his dinner party Stoics, Epicureans, Peripatetics, and Cynics--but there is as much high-spirited clowning as philosophy to be relished here. This first of the eight-volume edition of Lucian contains fourteen other pieces, including one of the earliest examples of science fiction, A True Story, the tallest of tall stories about a voyage to the moon. originally published in 1913 /486pp. /index . VOLUME II. THE DOWNWARD JOURNEY OR THE TYRANT. ZEUS CATECHIZED. ZEUS RANTS. THE DREAM OR THE COCK. PROMETHEUS. ICAROMENIPPUS OR THE SKY-MAN. TIMON OR THE MISANTHROPE. CHARON OR THE INSPECTORS. PHILOSOPHIES FOR SALE Translated by A. M. Harmon originally published in 1915. 530pp. /index . VOLUME III. THE DEAD COME TO LIFE OR THE FISHERMAN. THE DOUBLE INDICTMENT OR TRIALS BY JURY. ON SACRIFICES. THE IGNORANT BOOK-COLLECTOR. THE DREAM OR LUCIAN'S CAREER. THE PARASITE. THE LOVER OF LIES. THE JUDGEMENT OF THE GODDESSES. ON SALARIED POSTS IN GREAT HOUSES Translated by A. M. Harmon originally published in 1921.498pp. /index . VOLUME IV. ANACHARSIS OR ATHLETICS. MENIPPUS OR THE DESCENT INTO HADES. ON FUNERALS. A PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING. ALEXANDER THE FALSE PROPHET. ESSAYS IN PORTRAITURE. ESSAYS IN PORTRAITURE DEFENDED. THE GODDESSE OF SURRYE Translated by A. M. Harmon originally published in 1925/430pp. VOLUME V. THE PASSING OF PEREGRINUS. THE RUNAWAYS. TOXARIS OR FRIENDSHIP. THE DANCE. LEXIPHANES. THE EUNUCH. ASTROLOGY. THE MISTAKEN CRITIC. THE PARLIAMENT OF THE GODS. THE TYRANNICIDE. DISOWNED Translated by A. M. Harmon. originally published in l936/ . 548pp. VOLUME VI. HOW TO WRITE HISTORY. THE DIPSADS. SATURNALIA. HERODOTUS OR AETION. ZEUXIS OR ANTIOCHUS. A SLIP OF THE TONGUE IN GREETING. APOLOGY FOR THE "SALARIED POSTS IN GREAT HOUSES". HARMONIDES. A CONVERSATION WITH HESIOD. THE SCYTHIAN OR THE CONSUL. HERMOTIMUS OR CONCERNING THE SECTS. TO ONE WHO SAID "YOU'RE A PROMETHEUS IN WORDS". THE SHIP OR THE WISHES Translated by K. Kilburn originally published in 1959. 506pp. /index. VOLUME VII. DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD. DIALOGUES OF THE SEA-GODS. DIALOGUES OF THE GODS. DIALOGUES OF THE COURTESANS Translated by M. D. Macleod originally published in l961. /488pp. /index . VOLUME VIII. SOLOECISTA. LUCIUS OR THE ASS. AMORES. HALCYON. DEMOSTHENES. PODAGRA. OCYPUS. CYNISCUS. PHILOPATRIS. CHARIDEMUS. NERO Translated by M. D. Macleod originally published in 1967. 44pp. /index. hardbacks in fine D/J's THE YEARS OF PUBLICATION IF LISTED ARE AN INDICATION OF THE YEAR THE VOLUMES WERE FIRST PUBLISHED. WE SUPPLY THE LATEST EDITIONS/REPRINTS.
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ROBERTS, DAVID
The Holy Land and Egypt and Nubia. 2 Volumes
. Edition of 1,000, hand-numbered on a special limitation page in both volumes. 2 magnificent volumes measuring 20" x 13 ¾" published by the Folio Society. Bound in full canvas cloth printed silkscreen in black and gold. Designs by Neil Gower derived from Roberts’s originals. Gilded top edges, ribbon marker. All 247 Lithographs In The First Ever Large-scale Reproduction. ‘One of the richest folios that ever left the East’ David Roberts was an artist with ambition. Born in relative poverty outside Edinburgh, he spent years developing his skills as an apprentice and a jobbing artisan, graduating to a career painting backdrops for the theatre, first in Edinburgh and then in London’s Covent Garden and Drury Lane. By 1837, he had achieved renown for his landscape paintings of the Rhine and Spain. Unlike most artists, who relied on sketches brought back by other travellers, Roberts had visited these countries himself. His adventurous approach and his technical brilliance would serve him well on the journey of a lifetime – an artistic pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land, the first ever undertaken by a British artist. Roberts set off in August 1838, travelling from London to Marseilles and on to Alexandria. From there he began his journey up the Nile with a crew of six men. He was awestruck by the landscape - 'I cannot express my feelings on seeing these vast monuments' - and sketched the sights that caught his eye, whether a group of crocodiles or architectural wonders such as the Temples of Dendera and Karnak, and the pyramids of Gizeh, which reminded him of the 'instability of all human greatness'. In Cairo, he determined to record modern buildings as well as ancient, and made sketches of minarets, alleys and market places. His observations remain among the few records we have of the early 19th-century city. Thanks to the intervention of the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, Roberts became one of the first Westerners ever to set foot in a mosque and sketch the interior, making sure to discard his hog's-hair brushes before entering. Ultimately continuing as far south as Abu Simbel, Roberts produced over 100 sketches on his journey through Egypt: 'We shall see what impression they make in England.'Roberts next set his sights on Palestine. He travelled across the Sinai desert along the route thought to have been taken by the Israelites when they left Egypt for the Promised Land. He and his team rode camels, wore Turkish costume and carried pistols, rifles and sabres, as much as a disguise as for protection. They slept in tents under the stars and took shelter in the Monastery of St Catherine, where Roberts produced some of his most famous vistas of the Holy Land. Jerusalem was closed to visitors because of plague, but Roberts's luck held and he was able to enter during Holy Week, along with a throng of pilgrims from all over the world: Syrians, Armenians, Copts and Greek Orthodox, 'a vast congregation gathered by one powerful impulse to do homage to the most awe-filled place of recollection on the globe'. For Roberts, it was a memorable culmination to an extraordinary voyage. As well as having visited biblical sites from the Mount of Olives to Jericho, he had assembled, as he put it, 'one of the richest folios that ever left the East'. David Roberts was the first British painter to make an artistic expedition to Egypt and the Holy Land. The result of his travels was a picturesque vision of the Near East that has been hugely influential ever since. Nearly 200 years later, his work is held in institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. This new Folio Society limited edition reproduces all 247 of his lithographs for the first time on this scale. On his return to London, Roberts sought a publisher for his work, eventually signing a contract with Francis G. Moon for £3,000 - an enormous sum, the equivalent of over £200,000 today. Critics and the public lined up to praise Roberts's works when they were first exhibited. The press lauded the aesthetic quality of his art, its historical and topographical accuracy, and the grandeur of its subject matter. Publication of the first edition was a slow and enormously expensive process. It was printed in sections, each one containing six hand-coloured lithographs created from the original drawings. But Moon's investment paid off. There was no shortage of subscribers, with Queen Victoria (to whom the Holy Land series is dedicated) and Charles Dickens among those reserving a set. Roberts's pictures had caught the imagination of the British public and set a trend for Orientalism in art that would continue to shape the way in which the West perceived the East. Because of its scale, and the scarcity of complete first editions, Roberts's work has rarely been reproduced in its entirety and never before on this scale. In this Folio Society limited edition, all 247 lithographs have been reproduced from one of the few complete hand-coloured copies, held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester.
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SPALDING, J. W.
The Japan Expedition. Japan and Around the World
. An Account of Three Visits to the Japanese Empire with Sketches of Madeira, St. Helena, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Ceylon, Singapore, China, and Loo-Choo. New York: Redfield, 1855. First edition. With 8 tinted lithograph plates. 8vo, original blue cloth gilt. 377, 2 pp. Binding a bit soiled, some foxing to the plates and endpapers and occasionally to the text, front flyleaf torn, copyright page and Preface browned from a newspaper clipping. A good copy of a scarce book. Spalding served for two and a half years as commander's clerk on board the "Mississippi," the flagship of Matthew Perry's expedition to Japan, and his book gives a personal, first-hand account of the voyage. The plates depict two Japanese in traditional dress; a view of the Cape of Good Hope; a scene in Ceylon; a scene in Loo Choo (Korea) with inhabitants in typical dress; a view of a junk in China; a scene near Yedo; a view of Mount Fuji; and a view of the harbor at Dezima. The appendix includes sailing directions for several eastern ports. Not in Smith, "American Travellers Abroad." [ WB 4].
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SUPERVIELLE, JACQUES,
Poemes.
0. 1919. Voyage en Soi - Paysages - Les Poemes de l'humour triste - Le Goyavier authentique. Preface de Paul Fort. Paris, 1919; 184pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; spine worn at front hinge, with small loss at base, front wrapper detached and repaired, contents embrowned. A presentation copy ("en tres deferant hommage") dated 12th November 1920 and signed by the author. OFFERED TOGETHER WITH a signed presentation copy of the same author's "La Fable du Monde", Paris [1938], 160 pp. publisher's printed wrappers, this second work in excellent condition.
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TITAINA [TITAYNA , (ÉLISABETH SAUVY-TISSEYRE 1897-1966 ]
Vokrug Svoego Vozlyublennago
. Perevod s frantsuzskago M.f.Lorets. Berlin, K-vo "Grad Kitezh", 1928; 118pp. library binding, inscription in blue ink on the title page "Serge Berlin". Translation of Voyage autour de mon amant.
¶ Titaÿna, de son vrai nom Élisabeth Sauvy (1897-1966), sœur aînée d'Alfred Sauvy, était journaliste et grand reporter à Paris-Soir dans les années 1925-1939. Compromise sous l'Occupation par des articles favorables à la collaboration et mise en accusation à la Libération, elle se retira à San Francisco. Sa biographie a été écrite par Benoît Heimermann. Elle est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages de voyages et d'exploration et fut de décembre 1928 à octobre 1929 directrice du magazine Jazz, dont Carlo Rim était alors le rédacteur en chef.
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