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 , A Complete Account of the Ceremonies Observed in the Coronations of the Kings and Queens of England. Containing, I. The Form of the Royal Letters of Summons,... XIII. A Bill of Fare at a Former Coronation-Feast. With Many Other Notable Particulars,... The Whole Adorn'd with Curious Cuts, . .
A Complete Account of the Ceremonies Observed in the Coronations of the Kings and Queens of England. Containing, I. The Form of the Royal Letters of Summons,... XIII. A Bill of Fare at a Former Coronation-Feast. With Many Other Notable Particulars,... The Whole Adorn'd with Curious Cuts, . .
London, Printed for J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane; J. Stagg, in Westminster Hall; and D. Browne, without Temple-Bar, 1727. Quarter-bound Leather. 4to: 80pp, with large folding copper-engraved frontispiece, "Procession of Kings and Queens with over 150 robed figures," measuring a full 44 cm x 35 cm, a second folding engraving, "The Manner of the Champions, performing the Ceremony of ye Challenge," and 12 woodcuts in the text depicting various ceremonial objects, including crowns, maces, scepters, and coronation rings. Bound in early (possibly contemporary) quarter sheep with marbled boards, rubbed along spine and corners; red morocco lettering piece, chipped but clearly legible; all edges marbled. Bookplate of Buddle Atkinson to front paste down. A sturdy, unsophisticated copy, frontispiece slightly foxed along folds, sporadic light soiling and browning, otherwise clean and bright. ESTC Citation No. T116211. Lowndes 526. Bindley pt. vi, 1039. Fourth Edition (reissue, with altered title page, of sheets from third edition). Full of fascinating information relating to the etiquette and procedure of royal ceremonies. Buddle Atkinson's bookplate appears in Hugo's Catalogue of Thomas Bewick's works, but it is, in fact, engraved on steel, not wood, and came from the workshop of Mark Lambert, one of Bewick's pupils. The plate was designed and engraved by George F. Robinson, who joined Lambert's workshop in 1841 and who, in the course of 50 years, became chief engraver and director of all art works carried out by the firm. The plate was produced when Atkinson (b.1841) was a young child, perhaps for putting in books that had been owned by his father, John Buddle, so it likely dates from 1845-1850. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Very Good+ .
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Catalogue: XIX CENTURY
Keywords: Coronations—Great Britain. Germany—History—843-1273.

 AARONS, Slim (George Allen Aarons, 1916-2006), [Photobook] a Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life [Inscribed]
AARONS, Slim (George Allen Aarons, 1916-2006)
[Photobook] a Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life [Inscribed]
New York, Harper & Row, 1974. Hardcover. First Edition (so stated) of Aarons's classic work, capturing (in photographs taken for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Town & Country and other publications) members of the privileged class at play in Newport, Bermuda, Gross Pointe, Vail, and other locales. Royal 8vo (336 x 257mm): unpaginated, with numerous color and monochrome photographs throughout. Publisher's navy blue cloth, front cover and spine lettered in gold; photo illustrated dust jacket (price-clipped). Boldly inscribed by Aarons on front fly leaf: "For / Dave / thanks / Slim Aarons." An excellent example (page margins lightly toned, well executed professional restoration to head of jacket's spine panel, not involving lettering or design, jacket verso slightly spotted), tightly bound and clean throughout. Parr & Badger II, pp. 20-21. Aarons's first book, an "extended and fascinating photo-essay." (Parr & Badger) From the front flap: "Here are the Cushings of Newport, the Fords of Grosse Pointe, and the Rockefellers of New York; here are the kings and queens of Beverly Hills playing croquet, the Cabots sailing off Boston's North Shore, and Barry Goldwater on the range in Arizona. Here are the Whitneys entertaining on Long Island, the Armours in their pool in Lake Forest, the Klebergs on their Texas ranch, and the scions of Palm Beach, San Francisco, and New York having a wonderful time." Rather revolting, but there you are. "After all, anyone who has four Corinthian columns flanking their horseshoe-shaped pool needs little help in appearing ridiculous." (Parr & Badger) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine-/Fine-.
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Catalogue: MODERN FIRSTS

 ABBOTT, Berenice (1898-1991), [Photobook] Greenwich Village : Today and Yesterday [Signed]
ABBOTT, Berenice (1898-1991)
[Photobook] Greenwich Village : Today and Yesterday [Signed]
New York, Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition (so stated) of Abbott's photo essay on the streets, store fronts, artists, alleyways, restaurants, and bars of New York City's Greenwich Village. With text by Henry W. Lanier, editor, writer, and son of southern poet Sydney Lanier. Demy 8vo (234 x 148mm): xi,[3],161,[1]pp, with 64 unnumbered pages of plates from photographs by Abbott printed by sheet-fed photogravure. Publisher's finely woven black cloth, lettered in white and accented in blue on spine and front cover; pictorial dust jacket (montage of Abbott's photographs), priced $5.00. Signed by Abbott on title page and dated in year of publication, "December 1949." Corners lightly bumped, tip of jacket's spine panel with skillfully restored, else a Fine example, tightly bound and clean throughout. Late in 1929, Abbott returned to New York from Paris with the intention "to do in Manhattan what Atget did in Paris," capturing on film the city's architectural history before it disappeared. (Roth, p. 100) Throughout the Thirties, she photographed New York "with a straightforward style that nodded toward 19th-century classicism while signaling a new sort of stripped-down modernism." (Parr & Badger I, p. 141) Issued as part of Harper's Art Library series. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine-/Fine-.
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Keywords: Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works. New York (State) -- New York -- Greenwich Village.

 ACCUM, Friedrich Christian (1769-1838), [Hand-Colored] a Practical Treatise on Gas-Light : Exhibiting a Summary Description of the Apparatus and Machinery Best Calculated for Illuminating Streets, Houses, and Manufactories, with Carburetted Hydrogen, or Coal-Gas / with Remarks on the Utility, Safety, and General Nature of This New Branch of CIVIL Economy
ACCUM, Friedrich Christian (1769-1838)
[Hand-Colored] a Practical Treatise on Gas-Light : Exhibiting a Summary Description of the Apparatus and Machinery Best Calculated for Illuminating Streets, Houses, and Manufactories, with Carburetted Hydrogen, or Coal-Gas / with Remarks on the Utility, Safety, and General Nature of This New Branch of CIVIL Economy
London, Stereotyped and printed by Davies and Michael, 19, Poppins' Court, Fleet Street; for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster Row; and J. Hatchard, Piccadilly, 1815. Original Boards. A superb survival, untrimmed in original boards, of the first book to describe and widely influence installation of gas lighting in London and other metropolises. Royal 8vo (252 x 149mm): xvii,[1],194,6pp, with folding hand-colored frontispiece and 6 hand-colored plates (one folding) of machinery and various light fixtures and chandeliers. Original drab paper-covered boards, paper title label printed in black to spine. Engraved armorial book plate to front paste down. An excellent wide-margined example, tightly bound, with virtually pristine pages and plates. Abbey (Life) 436. Second Edition (so stated), issued the same year as the first. In 1810, when the London Chartered Gaslight and Coke Company was formed, Accum was nominated one of its engineers. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine .
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Catalogue: XIX CENTURY

 ADAMS, George (1750-1795), An Essay on Electricity, Explaining the Principles of That Useful Science; and Describing the Instruments, Contrived Either to Illustrate the Theory, or Render the Practice Entertaining. Illustrated with Six Plates. To Which Is Added, a Letter to the Author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity. By the Late George Adams, Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Majesty, &C. The Fifth Edition, with Corrections and Additions, by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker [Uncut]
ADAMS, George (1750-1795)
An Essay on Electricity, Explaining the Principles of That Useful Science; and Describing the Instruments, Contrived Either to Illustrate the Theory, or Render the Practice Entertaining. Illustrated with Six Plates. To Which Is Added, a Letter to the Author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity. By the Late George Adams, Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Majesty, &C. The Fifth Edition, with Corrections and Additions, by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker [Uncut]
London, printed by J. Dillon, and Co. for, and sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn, 1799. Early Reprint. Paper-Covered Boards. 8vo: xiv[bound out of sequence],594pp, with six copper-engraved plates. Tall, uncut, wide-margined copy, completely unsophisticated, in original drab grey boards, beige paper spine, printed paper label. An exemplary example, binding square and tight; pages, clean fresh and bright. Wheeler Gift 519b. Fifth (and most desirable) Edition of this seminal work on electricity and its applications (first published 1784), with corrections and additions by William Jones. Adams came from a family of makers of scientific instruments and globes, and was Mathematical Instrument-Maker to His Majesty George III. In the 1780s, he began publishing a series of illustrated texts dealing with the physical sciences. Following close on the heels of Essay on Electricity were Essays on the Microscope (1787), Astronomical and Geographical Essays (1789), Geometrical and Graphical Essays (1791), and Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy (5 vols. 1794). The six engraved plates, including a new frontispiece, contain 105 figures, mostly illustrating various experimental instruments constructed by Adams, often at the request of the king in line with his interest in the practical applications of science. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine .
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Keywords: Electricity — Early works to 1800. Science — Miscellaneous.

 AGEE, James (1909-1955); Walker Evans (photographs), [Photobook] Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
AGEE, James (1909-1955); Walker Evans (photographs)
[Photobook] Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Boston / Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin / The Riverside Press, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of this tour de force of American photography and perennial classic of American journalism, a "highly experimental book, pushing the boundaries of the way documentary should treat the world." (Lionel Trilling, in the Kenyon Review, called it the "most important moral effort of our American generation.") Demy 8vo (205 x 144mm): [2],xvi,471,[1]pp, with 31 beautifully printed black & white full-page photographs by Walker Evans, "his only excursion into 'true' documentary—among the finest ever made." (Parr & Badger) Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in silver; illustrated dust jacket, priced $3.50. A Fine copy, tightly bound and clean throughout; Near Fine or better jacket, head and toe of spine panel rubbed, with short tear and crease to bottom of front panel. A fresh, honest copy with no restoration. Parr & Badger I, p.144. Roth (101 Books), p. 108-09. In July and August of 1936, Agee and Walker Evans traveled to the American South to research a story on sharecropping for Fortune magazine. Their assignment, according to Agee's Preface, was to produce a "photographic and verbal record of the daily living and environment of an average white family of tenant farmers." Throughout the book, "Agee writes with extraordinary moral passion and highly personal emotion. He considers the tenant families victims of a massive system of human injustice that is global in proportions. In questioning his purposes, including the difficulty of ever really seeing into the heart of another, especially of those as different as the sharecroppers, Agee raises important questions about the aesthetic limitations of the literature of social consciousness that comprised a major genre in the 1930s and early 1940s. The design of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men reflects the fierce independence and eccentricity of its youthful author. Book One consists of only three pages: a single page 'Preface' and two pages listing the 'Persons and Places' in the book. Book Two, over 400 pages in length, is divided into an elaborate 'Design,' including its own 'Preamble'; sections on tenant clothing, shelter, education, and work; an 'Intermission'; and other narrative, poetic, autobiographical and confessional passages. The tour de force of this section, however, and perhaps of the book as a whole, is a short section on 'Overalls'. In the 'delicate beauty' that the overalls take on with age and wear, Agee finds an appropriate image to represent the lives of the tenants as a whole." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine/Near Fine+.
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Catalogue: MODERN FIRSTS

 AGRICOLA, Georg Andreas (1672-1738); Richard Bradley (Introduces), A Philosophical Treatise of Husbandry and Gardening : Being a New Method of Cultivating and Increasing All Sorts of Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers. A Very Curious Work: Containing Many Useful Secrets in Nature, for Helping the Vegetation of Trees and Plants, and for Fertilizing the Most Stubborn Soils. By G.A. Agricola, M.D. And Doctor in Philosophy at Ratisbonne. Translated from the High-Dutch, with Remarks: And Adorn'd with Cuts. The Whole Revised and Compared with the Original, Together with a Preface, Confirming This New Method, by Richard Bradley, Fellow of the Royal Society. ; Printed for P. Vaillant in the Strand
AGRICOLA, Georg Andreas (1672-1738); Richard Bradley (Introduces)
A Philosophical Treatise of Husbandry and Gardening : Being a New Method of Cultivating and Increasing All Sorts of Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers. A Very Curious Work: Containing Many Useful Secrets in Nature, for Helping the Vegetation of Trees and Plants, and for Fertilizing the Most Stubborn Soils. By G.A. Agricola, M.D. And Doctor in Philosophy at Ratisbonne. Translated from the High-Dutch, with Remarks: And Adorn'd with Cuts. The Whole Revised and Compared with the Original, Together with a Preface, Confirming This New Method, by Richard Bradley, Fellow of the Royal Society. ; Printed for P. Vaillant in the Strand
London, printed for P. Vaillant in the Strand, and W. Mears and F. Clay without Temple-Bar, 1721. Half-Calf. First Edition in English of the "first treatise on cuttings and graftings." (Hunt) Demy 4to (276 x 214mm): [24],300,[4]pp, with 31 (i.e. 33: in the numbering of plates, XXIII and XXVIII are repeated) engraved plates inserted on 22 sheets (some folding); head- and tail-pieces and historiated initials. Recent half calf over marbled boards, spine in sic compartments divided by gilt-ruled raised bands, small gilt ornaments, red morocco lettering piece gilt, title page printed in red and black, end papers renewed. An excellent example, beautifully bound to period style, generally fresh and bright (occasional light spotting and dust-soiling), with excellent impressions of the plates. Henrey II, 443-46 and III, 411. Hunt II, 452. First published in two volumes in German ("High-Dutch"), in 1716, as Neu-und nie erhörter doch in der Natur und Vernunfft wohlgegründeter Versuch der Universal- Vermehrung aller Bäume, Stauden, und Blumen-Gewächse, and soon afterward translated into French (1720), Dutch (1719), and this English edition. A key gardening text, in which Agricola announced a new method of propagating plants, by grafting twigs to roots of the same species and sealing the graft with a turpentine and pitch plaster he called "vegetable mummy." His text also explains "many Useful Secrets in Nature, for helping the Vegetation of Trees and Plants, and for fertilizing the most Stubborn Soils." The plates, reproduced from first German edition, illustrate Agricola's procedures, which were used by fruit growers for years. Richard Bradley (1688?-1732) was appointed first professor of botany at Cambridge in 1724. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine .
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Keywords: XIX CENTURY

 ALDINGTON, Richard (1892-1962); John Nash (illustrates), Images (1910-1915)
ALDINGTON, Richard (1892-1962); John Nash (illustrates)
Images (1910-1915)
London, The Poetry Bookshop, 35 Devonshire Street, Theobalds, W.C. 1915. First Edition. Pictorial Wrappers. First Printing of Aldington's first book of poems, published when he was literary editor of The Egoist. Crown 8vo (196 x 144mm): 31pp (title from cover, pagination begins cover verso). Original illustrated stapled wrappers, front panel with hand-colored block print by John Nash, priced 8d net on lower left corner, edges untrimmed; original glassine outer wrapper, toned and chipped at edges. Wrappers middy foxed (as often), but an unusually good copy in original outer wrapper. Kershaw 1. Ezra Pound coined the term imagistes for Aldington and his wife, Hilda Doolittle (H. D.) Aldington's poetry, championing minimalist free verse with stark images, constitutes almost one third of the Imagists's inaugural anthology Des Imagistes, in which six of these poems originally appeared. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Near Fine .
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Catalogue: MODERN FIRSTS

 ALDINGTON, Richard (1892-1962); Paul Nash (Illustrates), [World War] Death of a Hero
ALDINGTON, Richard (1892-1962); Paul Nash (Illustrates)
[World War] Death of a Hero
London, Chatto and Windus, 1929. First Impression. Hardcover. First English Edition (appearing a few weeks after the American edition) of this canonical modernist novel. Thick crown 8vo (207 x 124mm): xii,440pp. With the author's note, commenting on the publishers' censorship and explaining the use of asterisks, and considering it "better for the book to appear mutilated than for me to say what I don't believe." Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gold, sepia dust wrapper illustrated by Paul Nash and priced 8s / 6d. A presentable example, better than very good, tightly bound and clean throughout; jacket spine panel toned, front panel still vibrant. Kershaw 53. Falls, pp. 261-62. Aldington's scathing take on early twentieth-century British society, openly discussing sex, death, mental health, class and a host of other 'indelicate' issues, which so mortified his publishers that they extensively censored the manuscript (an unexpurgated edition was published in Paris the following year). Orwell called Death of a Hero "much the best of the English war books." It gives a "thorough and solid account of not just the fear and despair, but also the dirt, illness and, above all, boredom and loneliness that soldiers experienced in the trenches, of which Aldington had first-hand experience. The novel has, in fact, an autobiographical basis; it is divided into three parts, with the first two devoted to the protagonist's coming of age, and only the last part set during World War I. This final part is significant for its disenchanted take on war, stressing not only the physical destruction of the body, but the obliteration of the sense of self and of one's place in the world." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Very Good+/Near Fine.
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 ALDISS, Brian W. (1925-2017), The Brightfount Diaries
ALDISS, Brian W. (1925-2017)
The Brightfount Diaries
London, Faber and Faber, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression of the author's first book (first published mcmlv on copyright page). 8vo: 200pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine lettered in yellow, salmon-pink dust jacket illustrated by Pearl Falconer, who also contributed full-page line drawings throughout. Fine, square, and tight (apparently unread). Currey, p. 1. After the Second World War, Aldiss worked as a bookseller in Oxford, from which experience came this novel in diary form about the life of a bookshop assistant, which originally ran serially for two years in The Bookseller (Musings about publishers, authors, booksellers and buyers), under the pseudonym Peter Pica. ) According to Aldiss, the novel "did not entirely hatch, the parts being better than the whole," although it did serve to alert the reading public that a new novelist worth noting was afoot. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine-/Fine-.
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Catalogue: MODERN FIRSTS

 ALDISS, Brian W. (1925-2017), [Starship] Non-Stop [First Issue]
ALDISS, Brian W. (1925-2017)
[Starship] Non-Stop [First Issue]
London, Faber and Faber, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression (First published in mcmlviii on copyright page) of "probably still the best treatment of the [Generation Starship] theme," by "one of the most considerable talents in contemporary British sf." (Pringle) Issued in the U. S. the following year, with textual differences, as Starship. Crown 8vo: 252pp. Publisher's maroon (not brown)(cloth-effect paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt (Currey first issue binding A, with credits opposite title page listing two titles: Space, Time, and Nathaniel and The Brightfount Diaries); dust jacket illustrated by Peter Curl, priced 15s. About Fine (spine gilt slightly dulled, edges lightly spotted but pages clean and bright); about Fine jacket (very lightly rubbed at edges, back panel slightly dust-soiled), still vivid. Anatomy of Wonder (3rd ed.) 3-6. Pringle (100 Best SF Novels) 25. Currey, p. 3. Aldiss's first science-fiction novel, earning critical acclaim, in which the human cosmos shrinks to the vast interior of an uncontrolled derelict interstellar ship. Savage tribes, descendants of the original crew, roam the jungles that have sprouted from the ship's hydroponic tanks, evidence of Aldiss's preoccupation with social devolution. A "classic of the field, and in 2008 awarded a retrospective British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel of 1958. (Clute, sf-encyclopedia) "The senseless destruction of the spaceship at the end of Non-Stop is nothing less than a warning not to do the same with spaceship Earth." (enotes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine-/Fine-.
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Catalogue: MODERN FIRSTS

 ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851); C. F. G. R. Schwerdt (introduces), [Fox Hunting] [Sports and Pastimes] a Panorama of the Progress of Human Life : Fashionably Displayed, Illustrating "Shakespeare's Ages" and Exhibiting the Manners, Costume, Character and Field Sports of the English People ; the Whole Illustrative of Modern Character, in a Series of Many Hundred Moving Figures [Signed]
ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851); C. F. G. R. Schwerdt (introduces)
[Fox Hunting] [Sports and Pastimes] a Panorama of the Progress of Human Life : Fashionably Displayed, Illustrating "Shakespeare's Ages" and Exhibiting the Manners, Costume, Character and Field Sports of the English People ; the Whole Illustrative of Modern Character, in a Series of Many Hundred Moving Figures [Signed]
London, published by S. and J. Fuller, 34 Rathbone Place / privately printed [by Waterlow & Sons Limited] by the Author of "Hunting Hawking Shooting, 1930. First Edition thus. Card Covers. First Paperback Edition of Alken's most detailed work, the forerunner of Nimrod's The Life of a Sportsman. Oblong folio (348 x 445mm): 10pp, including title-page vignette, colored portrait of Alken and facsimiles of 11 wrappers on one plate, and photographic illustration of the scroll case, followed by 35 colored aquatint scenes (miniature adaptations of plates in National Field Sports), depicting incidents in the life of a squire's son, mounted on five stiff-card leaves. Original publisher's mottled tan card covers lettered in black. Signed by the editor, C. F. G. R. Schwerdt, on limitation leaf. A pristine example in the original publisher's stiff card decorated envelope, lightly nicked. Originally published in scroll form, in 1820, the Panorama is extremely scarce; in the preface Schwerdt states: "apart from the writer's own copy, only one other complete specimen has come to his notice during the forty-five years that he has been collecting." Four hundred copies of this edition were published: this is no. 4 of 250 copies printed for Great Britain, with a further 150 copies for sale by Ernest R. Gee, in New York. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine .
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Catalogue: XIX CENTURY

 ALLOWAY, Lawrence (1926-1990), Nine Abstract Artists, Their Work and Theory
ALLOWAY, Lawrence (1926-1990)
Nine Abstract Artists, Their Work and Theory
London, Alec Tiranti, 1954. Hardcover. First edition.  Slim foolscap 8vo (179 x 124mm): 38pp and 56 full-page plates. Publisher's original pictorial paper-covered boards, dust jacket repeating cover design by William Scott (one of the nine artists), priced 7s / 6d. Neat ownership inscription and date on fly leaf. Jacket's spine panel folds lightly rubbed, caps skillfully restored (not involving lettering or design), else a Near Fine or better copy, tightly bound and crisp and clean throughout. An excellent example of a scarce book. Third volume in the publisher's Contemporary Art series. The nine artists of the title are: Robert Adams, Terry Frost, Adrian Heath, Anthony Hill, Roger Hilton, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Victor Pasmore, and William Scott. In the 1950s, Alloway was a leading member of the Independent Group in the United Kingdom. He later worked as a critic and curator in the United States. He coined the term "mass popular art" in the mid-1950s, later shortened to "Pop Art", to describe art with a basis in the popular culture of its day. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Near Fine+/Near Fine+.
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Book number: BB2172
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 AMES, Delano (1906-1987), The Man in the Tricorn Hat
AMES, Delano (1906-1987)
The Man in the Tricorn Hat
London, Methuen, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of this thriller set in a Spanish village. Crown 8vo (200 x 132mm): 200pp. Publisher's forest green finely woven cloth, spine lettered in silver, striking dust jacket illustrated by David Watson and priced 15s. A handsome example, tightly bound and clean throughout (jacket's back panel gently toned and dust-soiled, short closed tear to upper spine panel fold). The first of Ames's late series Juan Llorca stories, featuring a Spanish civil guard who, in this installment, falls for the prime suspect in a murder mystery. Followed by The Man with Three Jaguars (1961) and The Man with Three Chins (1965). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine/Near Fine+.
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 AMIS, Kingsley (1922-1995), Lucky Jim
AMIS, Kingsley (1922-1995)
Lucky Jim
Garden City, Doubleday, 1954. First Printing. Hardcover. First American Edition of Amis's first book, "the quintessential campus novel," in the superb Edward Gorey dust jacket, one of his first and finest. 8vo: 256pp. Publisher's brown cloth, spine lettered in white, illustrated dust jacket priced $3.50. About Fine (end leaves lightly offset), apparently unread, jacket about Fine (spine panel toned, as often), but an excellent example. From the collection of bibliophile Donald Kaufmann. Burgess 99. Time 100. Awarded the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction. "Jim may be the single bitterest character in all of English literature; Amis certainly crafts the most brutally accurate description of a hangover ever written. A punishingly, viscerally funny attack on hypocrisy and self-importance in all their many and varied forms, Lucky Jim gave rise to much of the angry-young-man fiction that followed, but it never met its equal." (Time 100) "Widely acknowledged as the quintessential campus novel of the twentieth century." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine-/Fine-.
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