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SWIFT JONATHAN,
The Works,
0. 1760. Accurately Revised in Twelve Volumes, Adorned with Copper-Plates. With Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes, Historical and Explanatory by John Hawksworth. 12 volumes, London, Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Hitch .. 1760; contemporary (probably publisher's original) calf, spine with raised bands and simple gilt rules, gilt numbering; slight silver-fish damage to the corners of approx. five endpapers and the extreme outer corner of first two leaves of Volume IX. An excellent set , though further volumes were published. The title-pages are printed in red and black, and there are fine plates by and after J.C.Müller in Volume I, engraved maps to "Gulliver", and four pages of engraved music at the end of Volume VII. The bindings are almost immaculate. There is no obvious sign that there were ever lettering pieces in the upper compartments, though it's possible that there were.
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Book number: IS002134TRAVE
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TAYLOR, TOM, (ED.),
Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon,
0. 1853. Historical Painter, from his Autobiography and Journals. Second Edition. Three volumes, London, 1853; xvi, 419, viii, 407, viii, 419 pp. AN EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY with scores of plates from Victorian and earlier sources, mostly portraits; bound by Riviere & Son in early 20th century brown half morocco over cloth boards, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands,exremities a little rubbed; plates to Volumes I and II damp-stained, mostly in the margins (see below), a few light marginal pencil marks. Today Haydon is better remembered for his remarkable diary and tragic end than for the historical painting he tried desperately to promulgate. His writings are replete with anecdotes, of contemporaries, artistic and others, records of encounters and friendships, and trenchant, if controversial, criticisms and judgements (a large number of the people referred to or portrayed are illustrated through the plates that have been added by the binder). Many of the plates added to the first two volumes damp-stained but mostly in the margins: many of the plates were window-mounted, and it is then ususally only the mounts that display marks; the text in these volumes is not stained, though it is very slightly rippled at the outer edge. Volume III is unaffected by stains. The plates comprising the extra illustrations are the usual mixture for the time of binding of mostly steel-engraved, or copper-engraved, portraits and views, usually relating to the text opposite which they are bound in, some common, some scarce. They would be hard to assemble nowadays.
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Book number: IS002118
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Art History Extra-Illustrated Books Grangerised Books Portraits Autobiographies 19th Century Romanticism Antiquarian Riviere Bindings

 
TENNYSON, ALFRED,
The May Queen.
0. In Illuminated Borders designed by L.Summerbell. Published with the Author's Permission. London, Frederick Warne & Co. New York, Scribner, Welford and Armstrong, n.d. [c.1879]. 4to; twenty plates printed on rectos only, consisting of text within illuminated borders in chromolithography, including title-page and printer's device, tissue guards, 3-page publisher's list; publisher's boards, decorated in black and gilt, a.e.g.; rebacked in unlettered blue buckram, boards dull, a little marked and partially a little discoloured; contemporary signature and date at top of front blank, contents good. Beautiful high Victorian illumination chromolithographed with great precision and vitality in intense colours by George Berridge & Co. of London. A good copy.
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Book number: IS00505
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 83.5 US$ 98.04 | JP¥ 11038]
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Chromolithography Victorian Colour Printing Antiquarian Illustrated Poetry Gift Books Printing

 
THOMSEN, VILHELM,
The Relations between Ancient Russia
0. 1877. and Scandinavia, and the Origin of the Russian State. Three Lectures delivered at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, in May, 1876 .. Oxford and London, 1877; viii, 150, [ii blank], 16pp. publisher's list; publisher's cloth boards, dec. in black; lacking spine, cont. ownership entry "W.R Morfill" [?] and "to F.A. Dale" on half-title. Rare.
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Book number: IS00474
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THOMSON, THOMAS,
An Attempt to Establish
0. 1825. the First Principles of Chemistry by Experiment. Volume I [only, of two]. London, 1825; iii - xxiv, 478 pp.; contemporary half calf, spine very worn, hinges split but sewing firm; a two or three contemporary pencil marginalia in the earlier pages. Volume One only, of two. Lacking the half-title.
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Book number: IS001024
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TOTTENHAM, GEORGE L.,
Charlie Villars at Cambridge.
0. 1868. In Two Volumes. London, 1868; viii, 316, 348, [16pp. publisher's catalogue]; publisher's reddish-brown boards, dark blue-green endpapers; bindings rubbed, spines somewhat fingered, head and tailbands rubbed and partly missing, title pages slightly foxed; Volume I: splits in joints, and a horizontal split, without further loss, in spine, corners worn, stitching loose, inner hinges split; Volume II: head and tailbands as described, inner hinges split, but corners less worn and generally firm. First Edition. A rare novel of life - largely undergaraduate life - at Cambridge in the 1860s.
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Book number: IS00479
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TREVELYAN, HERBERT,,
Snatches from Oblivion. ,
0. 1827. Being the Remains of the Late Herbert Trevelyan Esq. edited by Piers Shafton Gent. London, Hurst, Chance & Co. 1827. xviii, 256pp. with engraved title-page and six plates; contemporary chocolate-coloured diced calf, spine richly gilt, gilt border to boards ("Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange"); the etched plates spotted and embrowned, one gathering (F5/pp. 105-108) detached but present; The "Introductory Sketch" has been misbound before the "Advertisement" and "List of Contents". A very rare collection of poems, stories, and sketches. We assume Plate I is the engraved title-page; Plate V is bound at the beginning as frontispiece. In checking the dates of the the artist, Robert Seymour, (1798-1836 ) we found that this work is attributed in Thieme/Becker's Lexicon of Artists to "Beck"; certainly the author's and ediitor's names appear to be a smokescreen. The binder's ticket on the front pastedown read "Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange. London. Books Maps &c. for exportation". Ramsden, "London Bookbinders" (1956) lists this [John] Wilson at page 151, taking Willson's second business address, from London Directories. In several ways a very rare book.
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Book number: IS002346TRAVE
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WEBER, J.C.,
Die Alpenpflanzen
0. Deutschlands und der Schweiz in colorierten Abbildungen nach der Natur und in natuerlicher Groesse mit einem erlaeuterndem Text. III. Band. Muenchen, Christian Kaiser, n.d. [c. 1860]; c. 12 x 8.8.cm.; 12, 8 pp. with 108 hand-coloured plates of Alpine flowers in their actual size; publisher's green bevelled fine-grained cloth, front board gilt to an Alpine-floral design, spine ornamented in gilt; neat contemporary signature - "Ellen E. Swale 1861" - on front free endpaper, plates 67 and 68 detached and both a little discoloured and worn in extreme margins. A very good copy of this single volume of a series of four volumes in all, with delicately and meticulously hand-coloured lithographs. Now scarce.
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Book number: IS00636
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Botany Flowers Illustrated German Alpine Switzerland Swiss

 
WILKES, WETENHALL,
A Letter of Genteel and Moral Advice
0. 1766. to a Young Lady: being a System of RULES and INFORMATIONS; digested into a new and familiar Method to qualify the FAIR SEX to be useful, and happy in every Scene of Life. The EIGHTH EDITION, carefully Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged by the AUTHOR. London, Printed for L.Hawes, C.Clarke, and R.Collins in Pater-Noster Row, 1766; [viii], 223pp. with engraved frontisp. (by Isaac Taylor); contemp. calf, raised bands with simple gilt rule and black leather lettering-piece, simple gilt rule to boards; top strip cut from half-title, about 40 pages lightly stained in the middle from flowers being pressed there - not preventing legibility, small hole in p.45/46 with loss of two letters. Scarce. The choice of this small book to press flowers in suggests it may have been the only book permitted in a young owner's pocket or bag on some afternoon's excursion centuries ago - or else that the content of the book was felt by her to be far heavier than its physical weight. Judging from its several editions Wilkes' views on female education and the role of women were widely circulated, but copies of his book are rare.
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Book number: IS00499
GBP 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 100.25 US$ 117.65 | JP¥ 13245]
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Women's Studies Feminism Religion Eighteenth Century 18th Century Antiquarian Rare Education Juvenile Children's

 
WITTE, E. DE,
Description Des Antiquites
0. 1836. et objets d'Art qui composent le Cabinet de Feu M, le Chevalier E. Durand. Paris, Firmin Didot freres, Fevrier, 1836; [iv], iv, 544, [ii]pp. with 104 figures on five plates; contemporary coffee-coloured calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, black leather lettering-piece, richly marbled endpapers and edges; light split along part of rear hinge, but binding firm. A very good copy in a strong but attractive contemporary binding of this rare and important descriptive catalogue. The largest section, comprising 1473 items, is of painted vases, mostly Greek, some described in great detail. There are a few neat marginal ink annotations of prices realised, and two very small, but delightful book-plates on the front paste-down, one in red morocco showing an owl and the Greek letters alpha and omega, the other, printed on paper and still miniature, with the name Beguin.
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Book number: IS002289
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ZINZENDORFF, GRAF LUDWIG VON
Inhalt
0. 1743. [.. Reden ..][ Flensburg & Altona, c.1743 ?]; [x], 235pp.; WITH: Des Grafen von Zinzendorff Inhalt derjenigen Reden, welche zu Berlin vom 1ten Januar. 1738 bis 27ten Aprilis in denen Abend-Stunden sonderlich fuer die Mannspersonen gehalten worden. 3. Aufl. Flensburg & Altona, 1743; [viii], 342pp.; two volumes bound in one, early 19th. century marbled boards, black paper label with gilt lettering; worn, spine neatly repared at front hinge, vertical crease along centre of spine, edges worn, light brown stain running up to half the length of some outer margins, mostly in the first work, early ink entries, apparently prayers, on verso of final blank. The first work, dedicated to 'Ihro Majestaet, die Koenigin von Preussen' , lacks its title-page. After the Dedication, ending 'Ludwig von Z|inzendorff', and Foreword, dated 7th June 1738, from Marienborn, the contents begin under the general heading: 'Inhalt der Zwoelf Reden ueber das Gebet des Herrn'. These twelve sermons are followed on page147 by 'Der Inhalt noch zehen anderer Reden'. Thus the two volumes, together covering Zinzendorff's speeches in Berlin in early 1738, would appear to belong together and to have been issued together. This would make the first work also a third, or later, edition.
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Book number: IS00847
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Keywords: Ianweb German Antiquarian Rare Theology 18th Century Prussia Preussen Literature Herrnhuter Moravian Brethren Moravian Church Pietism

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