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 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.

 OVID (43 BC-17 OR 18 AD), Ovid's Art of Love. In Three Books. Translated by Mr. Dryden, Mr. Congreve, &C. Together with the Remedy of Love. To Which Are Added, the Court of Love. A Tale from Chaucer. And the History of Love. Adorn'd with Cuts [Ars Amatoria]
OVID (43 BC-17 OR 18 AD)
Ovid's Art of Love. In Three Books. Translated by Mr. Dryden, Mr. Congreve, &C. Together with the Remedy of Love. To Which Are Added, the Court of Love. A Tale from Chaucer. And the History of Love. Adorn'd with Cuts [Ars Amatoria]
London, printed for J. Tonson; and sold by W. Taylor at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row, 1712. Full Calf. 8vo: [8]174,179-482[pagination irregular but text continuous]pp, with frontispiece and six further copper-engraved plates by Guernier. The History of Love, by Charles Hopkins, with separate title page dated 1709. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt in six compartments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled red. A handsome scarce early edition, binding nicely preserved (beautifully rebacked), pages fresh and bright (faint tide marks to upper margins of a few), plates in rich, dark impressions. Case 252 (b). A reissue of the edition of 1709 with a new title page (Case). Ovid's Art of Love (Ars Amatoria), a manual on seduction and intrigue provides (in its first and second books) instruction to men in meeting and seducing women and in preventing others from stealing them. With the poet's Remedy of Love (Remedia Amoris), it completes his corpus of elegiac, erotic poetry, but it is also, in part, a satire on didactic poetry, offering such advise as Don't Forget Her Birthday!, Let Her Miss You-But Not For Long, and Don't Ask About Her Age. The third book offers similar advice to women: Make-Up, But In Private, Beware of False Lovers, and Try Young and Older Lovers. Sexual matters are dealt with at the end of each book, with, for example, the second book addressing the pleasures of simultaneous orgasm and the third various sexual positions, with women exhorted to choose the most suitable after taking into account the proportions of their own bodies. 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. Near Fine .
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Keywords: Latin literature. Love poetry, Latin—Translations into English.

 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.

 ADAMS, GEORGE, THE ELDER (D. 1773); SAMUEL JOHNSON, A Treatise Describing the Construction and Explaining the Use of New Celestial and Terrestrial Globes : Designed to Illustrate, in the Most Easy and Natural Manner, the Phenomena of the Earth and Heavens, and to Shew the Correspondence of the Two Spheres : With a Great Variety of Astronomical and Geographical Problems
ADAMS, GEORGE, THE ELDER (D. 1773); SAMUEL JOHNSON
A Treatise Describing the Construction and Explaining the Use of New Celestial and Terrestrial Globes : Designed to Illustrate, in the Most Easy and Natural Manner, the Phenomena of the Earth and Heavens, and to Shew the Correspondence of the Two Spheres : With a Great Variety of Astronomical and Geographical Problems
London, Published by Dudley Adams . No. 60, Fleet-street, 1810. Full Calf. Final edition of this enduring publication, which passed through thirty editions, first appearing in 1766, from the literature of scientific instruments, "in which a Comprehensive View of the Solar System is given and the Use of the Globes is farther shewn in the explanation of Spherical Triangles." The dedication to the king was ghosted by Samuel Johnson; the preface and additions are by Adams's younger son, Dudley, who also served as publisher. Demy 8vo (205 x 120mm): xxiv,242pp, with 14 copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece and three folding), showing orbits of the planets and their moons, eclipses, the solstice, equinoxes, and other astronomical phenomena. Full speckled calf, flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt bands, central gilt medallion in each, black morocco lettering piece gilt. A superlative, tightly bound copy, clean and bright throughout, excepting toning and the stray spot to several plates. Courtney & Smith, p. 112 and Clifford & Greene 25:1 (for Johnson's dedication "To the King"). Adams, mathematical instrument maker to George III, enjoyed a worldwide reputation as manufacturer of celestial and terrestrial globes. In mid-1766, he introduced 18- and 12-inch globes, the occasion for original publication of this treatise, which describes their construction and use. "The unusual form of mounting and relatively high price of Adams's globes drew scathing comments from Benjamin Martin, proprietor of the long-established Senex's globes, but they proved popular and many examples survive." (ODNB) 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: Globes. Celestial globes. Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.

 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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 ANBUREY, THOMAS (ACTIVE LATE 1700S), [American Revolution] Travels Through the Interior Parts of America. In a Series of Letters. By an Officer
ANBUREY, THOMAS (ACTIVE LATE 1700S)
[American Revolution] Travels Through the Interior Parts of America. In a Series of Letters. By an Officer
London, printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street, 1789. First Edition. Half-Morocco. First Edition (preceding the French edition by one year) of this eighteenth-century travel account of Canada and the Northeast. Complete in two octavo volumes, including plate list, subscribers and errata (rebound without half titles). [2],vii,[21],467,[1]1; [2],558pp, with frontispiece folding map ("delineating the March of the Army"), 5 engraved views (4 folding), folding plan, and facsimiles of American currency in red and black on two leaves. Recent burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, end papers renewed. A superb set, short stained streaks to fore-edge of vol. I, affecting margins only of several leaves, very faint offsetting from plates, else clean and bright throughout with rich impressions of the plates. Clark I 192. Lande (Redpath) 7. Sabin 1366-67. TPL 541. Bibliotheca Americana (Stevens), p. 27. Howes A-226 ("Capt. Anburey served with Burgoyne, but this account of his travels was largely plagiarized from Burnaby, Smyth and others."). First Edition of this epistolary account of the British military expedition from Canada during the American Revolution. Anburey attempts to vindicate, in a series of 79 letters, the British surrender at Saratoga. Much of the early correspondence is addressed from Quebec and Montreal, most of the second volume from military prisons in Virginia and Maryland. The large plates and map provide some important views of military encampments and major battle locales. 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 .
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Keywords: Burgoyne's Invasion—Personal narratives, British. Canada—Description and travel—Early works to 1800. United States—Description and travel—Early works to 1800. United States—History—Revolution, 1775-1783

 ANSON, GEORGE (1697-1762), A Voyage Round the World, in the Years Mdccxl, I, II, III, IV, by George Anson, Esq; Afterwards Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, Sent Upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled, from His Papers and Materials, by Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in That Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-Two Copper-Plates
ANSON, GEORGE (1697-1762)
A Voyage Round the World, in the Years Mdccxl, I, II, III, IV, by George Anson, Esq; Afterwards Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, Sent Upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled, from His Papers and Materials, by Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in That Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-Two Copper-Plates
London, printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Davies, L. Hawes and Co. R. Horsfield, T. Becket, T. Lowndes, S. Crowder, J. Knox, T. Cadell, W. Otridge, G. Robinson, R. Baldwin, W. Woodfall, and E. Johnston [from 1748], 1776. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Fifteenth Edition (first published 1748) of the official account of Anson's famous circumnavigation of the world, the "most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century" and a "masterpiece of descriptive travel." (Hill). Royal Quarto (not the inferior octavo edition of the same year), complete with 42 plates, maps and charts (many folding), in addition to the magnificent folding map, bound in as frontispiece, showing the route of the Centurion, not present in the first edition and not called for in the directions to the binder. xx,417,[3]pp. Contemporary speckled calf, sympathetically rebacked in matching brown calf, spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco label. End papers renewed, but retaining copper-engraved armorial bookplate of Julines Hering (presumably Julines Hering [1732-1797] of Heybridge Hall, military officer and later wealthy owner of sugar plantations in Jamaica), reaffixed to front paste down. An excellent copy, the attractive contemporary binding tight and secure, several maps with nearly invisible repairs by a paper conservationist, a few plates and adjacent text-pages foxed, a few neat marginal notes in brown ink in a contemporary hand, but in all a very bright, clean, well-margined copy, with only light occasional finger-soiling and spotting. Hill 1817. Sabin 1629. Gibson's Library, p. 50. Borba de Moraes I 38. Cox Vol. I, p. 49. One of the landmark English circumnavigations, Anson's voyage laid the groundwork for British voyages of exploration in the Pacific by Cook and others during the second half of the 18th century. Unlike those later voyages undertaken for scientific purposes, however, Anson's was a strictly military expedition, intended to disrupt Spanish commerce in the Pacific and cut off Spanish supplies of wealth from South America after the outbreak of war between Britain and Spain, in 1739. In the autumn of that year, Anson was put in command of a small squadron-the Centurion (60 guns), the Gloucester (50 guns), the Severn (50 guns), the Pearl (40 guns), the Wager (28 guns), the sloop Tryal (8 guns) and two store ships-and sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America. But after his ships were battered by storms and most of his crew lost during the trip round Cape Horn, the expedition was on the verge of collapse. Anson retreated across the Pacific to Macao, where the Centurion was repaired and more crew was signed on. Then, in June, 1743, Anson achieved a substantial victory, capturing a Spanish treasure ship, the Manila galleon, off the Philippines, and returned to England in 1744 by way of China, thus completing a circumnavigation. "Anson's voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters, but to the British public of 1744 it was the treasure of the galleon, triumphantly paraded through the streets of London, which did something to restore national self-esteem battered by an unsuccessful war." (ODNB) The precise authorship of the Voyage has long been a subject of debate. Although the title-page states the book was "compiled" by Richard Walter, chaplain of Anson's flagship the 'Centurion,' Sir John Barrow's 1839 Life of George, Lord Anson claimed it was, in fact, written by Colonel Benjamin Robins, "an engineer officer of great talent and celebrity." According to Barrow, "Walter drew the skeleton, and Robins clothed it with flesh and warmth of imagination." 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+ .
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 [DEZALLIER] L. S. A. J. D. A. [LE SIEUR ANTIONE JOSEPH DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, 1680-1765], La Théorie, Et la Pratique Du Jardinage, Où L'on Traite à Fond Des Beaux Jardins Appellés Communément Les Jardins de Plaisance, Et de Propreté
[DEZALLIER] L. S. A. J. D. A. [LE SIEUR ANTIONE JOSEPH DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, 1680-1765]
La Théorie, Et la Pratique Du Jardinage, Où L'on Traite à Fond Des Beaux Jardins Appellés Communément Les Jardins de Plaisance, Et de Propreté
A La Haye [The Hague], chés Jean Martin Husson, 1739. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Third Edition of this important French treatise on garden design, "to this day the standard authority on the formal garden." (Henrey) 4to (257 x 193mm): [8],383 [13]pp, with 42 copper-engraved plates (some folding and double page), mostly of plans for parterres, mazes, trellises, cascades, fountains, labyrinths, and other garden structures and woodcut figures in the text; head and tail pieces and historiated initials. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt in six compartments divided by raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges stained red, marbled end papers, title page in red and black. Spine relaid with some loss to gilt, contents sporadically embrowned, light foxing, in all a very handsome copy. Hunt 421. Lewine, p. 33. Cleveland 329. Henrey II: pp 491-493. Haller II, p. 94. First published anonymously, in Paris, in 1709, during the reign of Louis XIV and nine years after the death of the great André Le Nôtre, who designed or redesigned the gardens of Versailles, The Tuileries, and Fontaniebleau, and upon whose practices Dezallier based this work. With contributions from Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Le Blond (who was once credited with authorship), architect and designer of the Peterhof Palace gardens, in St. Petersburg, who also did the original sketches for about three quarters of the plates. This third edition includes text and more than 30 additional plates not found in the first edition. "It is especially valuable as a record of the manner of gardening as practiced by Le Nôtre. and in the opinion of Gothein: 'Never before did a book lay down the principles of any style so surely and so intelligibly in instructive precepts.'" (Henrey) 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- .
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 [VARIOUS ARTISTS AND AUTHORS], [Art Journal] Noise 5; [with] Noise 6; [and with] Noise 15/16
[VARIOUS ARTISTS AND AUTHORS]
[Art Journal] Noise 5; [with] Noise 6; [and with] Noise 15/16
Paris, Maeght Editeur [through 1992], 1986. Three issues of Maeght Editeur's beautifully produced, outsized contemporary art and literary journal, Noise, all Fine and profusely illustrated in color. Crown Folio (368 x 268mm): 56; 56; 80pp, with numerous reproductions of original lithographs (mostly double-page, on card and included in pagination). Publisher's wraparound pictorial stiff-card perfect bindings. Text in French. One of 2000 standard copies (120 were issued on vellum). No. 5, with contributions by Mattia Bonetti, Werner Büttner, Graziella da Gioz, André Derain, Barry Flanagan, Elizabeth Garouste, Witold Gombrowicz, Philippe Lacque-Labarthe, Françoise Martin, Pierre Moignard, Frederic Paul, Jacques Perry, François Martin, and Andrea Zanzotto. No. 6, with contributions by Edouard Pignon, Stefano Benni, Vincent Corpet, Luis Mizón, Antonio Saura, Marc Le Bot, Peter Chevalier, Pascal Bonafoux, Hélène Delprat, and Juan Manuel Bonet. No. 15/16 (double issue), with contributions by Tristan Tzara, Philippe Favier, Robert Walser, Rover Thomas, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Robinson, Sophie Ristelhueber, Jean-Patrick Maslier, Yves Bresson, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Antoine, Detlef Orlopp, Guy de Maupassant, Norbert Prangenberg, Jean Oury, Olivier Ouidette, Lucette Desvignes, Christophe Boutin, and Alekseï Leonov. Editorial successor to Derrière le Miroir, which published the works of such artists and authors as Pierre Alechinsky, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Vassily Kandinsky, Ellsworth Kelly, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Guillaume Apollinaire, and André Breton, and was created by French art dealer Aimé Maeght in October, 1946. In October, 1945, at the close of the Second World War, when many exiled artists returned to France, Maeght had opened his art gallery at 13 Rue de Téhéran in Paris. Following Maeght's death in September, 1981, the final issue of Derrière le Miroir was published. Four years later, Maeght's publishing house brought out the first issue of Noise, which continued until issue 18/19 of 1992. 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.). .
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 ASIMOV, ISAAC (1920-1992), Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare
ASIMOV, ISAAC (1920-1992)
Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday, 1970. First Edition (so stated). Hardcover. First Printing of the polymath's idiosyncratic guide to the Bard's plays and narrative poems, complete in two volumes. Thick royal 8vo (233 x 145mm): xiv,723,[1]; xiv,843,[1]pp, with 40 full-page maps by Raphael Palacios and 16 charts. Publisher's brown finely woven quarter-cloth over light brown cloth-covered boards, spine stamped in gilt within red title block, marbled end papers; illustrated cream dust jacket printed in black and brown and priced $12.50. Lacking the slipcase. A superior set, square and tightly bound (apparently unread) and clean throughout. Asimov's focus is not on the literary significance of Shakespeare's works nor on their philosophical or psychology points of view. Rather, he hopes to enhance our appreciation by elucidating the work's legendary, mythological, and historical aspects, which has led him to categorize the plays not as tragedies, comedies, and histories, but, broadly speaking, regionally: the Greek, Roman, and Italian plays and two narrative poems, "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrese," and the English Plays. including Hamlet and Macbeth. Within each of those two category, the plays are arranged chronologically (that is, not by date of production but, making allowance for the several not based on actual events, in their historical order). Finally, maps are provided to set geographical context. 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: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Examinations -- Study guides.

 ASTON, F[RANCIS]. W[ILLIAM]., 1877-1945, Isotopes
ASTON, F[RANCIS]. W[ILLIAM]., 1877-1945
Isotopes
London, Edward Arnold, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression of Aston's key work on isotopes, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1922. 8vo: viii,152pp, with 4 halftone plates and numerous tables and line drawings in the text. Publisher's original dark blue cloth, covers paneled in blind, spine lettered in gilt. A beautiful copy, uncommon in such nice condition. Fine, except for light offsetting to end papers and slightly bumped spine ends. Appears unread. Judging from auction records, never issued in dust jacket. Norman 77. PMM 412. Gillispie, pp. 320-22.
¶ Aston, building on the work of J. J. Thomson at Cambridge, developed modern mass spectrograph technology to investigate inconsistencies in the atomic weights of elements, discovering that "the elements are composed of atoms of varying mass, the atomic weight of an element being the average of those atoms comprising it.. [Frederick] Soddy had coined the term isotopes for elements that are 'homogenous in chemical behaviour'. Thus, for example, no process of chemical analysis will differentiate between thorium, one form of uranium, and ionium, although each has a different atomic weight. Aston carried this investigation one very important stage further by demonstrating that similar conditions occur within the elements themselves [eventually identifying 212 naturally occurring isotopes by analyzing all but three of the non-radioactive elements in the periodic table.]. The ultimate consequences of these discrepancies are far-reaching. The ration between hydrogen and oxygen is not 4:1, as it 'should be', but rather less; which means that when four atoms of hydrogen are transformed into one helium atom some matter is annihilated. In fact this is an example of the interchangeability between mass and energy which is postulated in Einstein's General Theory of Relativity" (PMM 412). Aston's "work on isotopes also led to his formulation of the whole number rule which states that 'the mass of the oxygen isotope being defined [as 16], all the other isotopes have masses that are very nearly whole numbers,' a rule that was used extensively in the development of nuclear energy." (ODNB) "Aston's achievements were kept continually before the scientific public by revised editions of his excellent book Isotopes. The included . a clear forecast of the power and dangers of harnassed atomic energy." (Gillispie) 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. Fine .
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 ATKINSON, JAMES (FL. 1667-1715), [Nautical] Epitome of the Art of Navigation : Or, a Short, Easy, and Methodical Way to Become an Astronomer, and a Complete Navigator : Containing an Introduction to Decimal and Logarithmic Arithmetic
ATKINSON, JAMES (FL. 1667-1715)
[Nautical] Epitome of the Art of Navigation : Or, a Short, Easy, and Methodical Way to Become an Astronomer, and a Complete Navigator : Containing an Introduction to Decimal and Logarithmic Arithmetic
London, printed for Messrs. Mount and Page, on Tower-Hill, 1782. Early Reprint. Full Calf. 8vo: xiv,[2],336 [pp 335-36 misbound after p. xiv],[140]pp, with five plates (three folding), numerous diagrams and figures in the text, tables of latitude, meridional parts, and logarithms. Contemporary sheep, spine in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, plain period end papers with indecipherable manuscript ex-libris in an early hand. An excellent copy, clean, crisp, and unmarked (pp. 90-91 and intervening chart heavily toned). Scarce in this edition: WorldCat lists just six copies. Comprehensive manual for the navigator, covering in detail (with examples) decimal and logarithmic arithmetic, practical and spherical geometry, plane trigonometry, Mercator's chart (and its failings), geography, nautical astronomy, uses of the octant and sextant, and keeping a sea-reckoning journal. First published in 1686, this edition revised and corrected, with "many and various" additions, by John Adams. 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. Near Fine+ .
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Keywords: Navigation—Early works to 1800. Geometry—Early works to 1800. Logarithms—Early works to 1800. Astronomy—Early works to 1800.

 BACON, FRANCIS [FRANCISCI BACONI], 1561-1626, [Original Vellum] Opera Omnia Quae Extant, Philosophica, Moralia, Politica, Historica... In Quibus Complures Alii Tractatus, Quos Brevitatis Causa Praetermittere Visum Est, Comprehensi Sunt, Hactenus Nunquam Conjunctim Edita, Jam Vero Summo Studio Collecta, Uno Volumine Comprehensa, & Ab Innumeris Mendis Repurgata: Cum Indice Rerum Ac Verborum Universali Absolutissimo. His Praefixa Est Auctoris Vita [Comprising the History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh; Sylva Sylvarum; the Essays, or Counsels, CIVIL and Moral; the Wisdom of the Ancients; Advancement and Proficiency of Learning; the Phenomena of the Universe or a Natural and Experimental History for the Foundation of Philosophy]
BACON, FRANCIS [FRANCISCI BACONI], 1561-1626
[Original Vellum] Opera Omnia Quae Extant, Philosophica, Moralia, Politica, Historica... In Quibus Complures Alii Tractatus, Quos Brevitatis Causa Praetermittere Visum Est, Comprehensi Sunt, Hactenus Nunquam Conjunctim Edita, Jam Vero Summo Studio Collecta, Uno Volumine Comprehensa, & Ab Innumeris Mendis Repurgata: Cum Indice Rerum Ac Verborum Universali Absolutissimo. His Praefixa Est Auctoris Vita [Comprising the History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh; Sylva Sylvarum; the Essays, or Counsels, CIVIL and Moral; the Wisdom of the Ancients; Advancement and Proficiency of Learning; the Phenomena of the Universe or a Natural and Experimental History for the Foundation of Philosophy]
Francofurti ad Moenum [Frankfurt], Impensis Joannis Baptistae Schonwtteri, typis Matthaei Kempfferi, 1665, 1665. Vellum. First Latin Edition of Bacon's collected works, comprising The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh; Sylva Sylvarum; The Essays, or Counsels, Civil and Moral; The Wisdom of the Ancients; Advancement and Proficiency of Learning; The Phenomena of the Universe or a Natural and Experimental History for the foundation of Philosophy. Folio; 10 preliminary leaves, 1324 numbered columns, 29pp index, with engraved portrait frontispiece of Bacon (often lacking) as Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England and Lord Chancellor by Wenceslaus Hollar after Simon van de Passe (originally the frontispiece of 'Sylva Sylvarum, 1626) and the title page, with engraved publisher's device, printed in red and black, decorative head- and tailpieces and initials. Each of the eight works with separate title page with woodcut vignette and imprint date Anno MDCLXIV; pagination continuous throughout. Contemporary full vellum, spine lettered in brown ink in contemporary hand. Vellum worn and stained, short splits to joints top and bottom, but binding holding tight and firm; pages deeply and evenly browned (not foxed), but the paper still supple. A Very Good completely unsophisticated copy. Gibson 236. Bacon was at various times a lawyer, judge, political theorist, statesman, natural philosopher, essayist, historian, rhetorician, and utopian. Early in his career, he claimed "all knowledge as his province" and dedicated himself to a wholesale revaluation and restructuring of traditional learning. The Essays, rewritten and revised over the course of almost thirty years, are exemplars of English Renaissance prose style. In the Advancement of Learning, Bacon took the measure of the contemporary intellectual scene to pave the way for his distinct contribution to natural philosophy. 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.). Very Good .
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 BARTRAM, WILLIAM (1739-1823),L, [American Indians] Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws. Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions; Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians. Embellished with Copper-Plates. By William Bartram
BARTRAM, WILLIAM (1739-1823),L
[American Indians] Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws. Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions; Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians. Embellished with Copper-Plates. By William Bartram
London, reprinted for J. Johnson, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1794. Three-Quarter Calf. Styled on title page "Second Edition in London" (although only the title page differs from the first London edition, according to Sabin, and indeed, in our copy, is one heavier stock) of this classic account of natural history and exploration, including much on southern Indian tribes. Crown 8vo (203 x 120mm): xxiv,520,[8index & binding directions]pp, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Mico Chlucco (from Bartram's own drawing), seven numbered natural history plates (one folding), and folding map (showing eastern coast of Florida from the River St. John to near Cape Canaveral). Beautifully bound in period-style three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards (c. 1900, judging from supplied end sheets), spine in six richly gilt compartments divided by raised bands, black morocco lettering piece gilt, gilded top edge, marbled end sheets. Small edge chip to frontispiece (far from image), else superb, tightly bound, fresh and bright, pages and plates virtually pristine. Howes B223. Sabin 3870 (Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions). Pilling (Proof-Sheets) 305. Field, p. 24 (Although more especially a naturalist, he [Bartram] neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge). Clark (Old South) I:197. Servies I, 696. In 1772, John Fothergill, London physician and plant collector, commissioned Bartram to explore the Florida territories, collecting seeds, making drawings, and gathering specimens of unfamiliar plants. Between 1774 and 1776, Bartram sent Fothergill 59 drawings and 209 dried specimens, as well as reports of his travels (not this book, and published only after Bartram's death). Bartram's Travels was originally issued by subscription in Philadelphia, in 1791, by James and Johnson, with George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson among its subscribers. London editions followed in 1792 and 1794 (with 1793 editions in Dublin, Berlin, and Vienna). "Bartram's narrative passages, which variously detail a lively battle with preying alligators, countless river crossings, fantastic reports of the storms he weathered, and his numerous encounters with American Indians, are interspersed with catalogs of birds, flowers, trees, and shrubs by their scientific classifications. Interestingly, the long-term significance of Bartram's work . principally rests in its literary contributions. Bartram's Travels profoundly influenced English Romantic poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth (who owned this second London edition) as well as the American Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau." (DocSouth) By his own account, Coleridge had Bartram's Travels in mind when he devised the exotic imagery in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan." 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: Creek Indians. Choctaw Indians. Cherokee Indians. Indians of North America -- Georgia. Indians of North America -- Florida. Indians of North America -- South Carolina. Indians of North America -- North Carolina. Indians of North America -- Southern S

 [BASKERVILLE, JOHN, 1706-1775], The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations
[BASKERVILLE, JOHN, 1706-1775]
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations
Birmingham, printed by John Baskerville [through 1771], 1769. First Edition thus. Full Calf. First Issue (Old Testament title page dated 1769) of the First Illustrated Edition (second edition overall) of the Birmingham printer's mighty tour de force. Large Printing Demy folio (410 x 255 mm): unpaginated, with 572 leaves, frontispiece, and 9 further full-page plates, signed by F. Hayman, C. Vanloo, J. Jouvenet, and J. M. Moreau le jeune, and by the engravers Westwood, I. Taylor, Le Grand, J. Caldwell, and Hicks. No preliminary pages, notes at foot of pages, text ends at 13ka. Contemporary full calf, beautifully rebacked retaining original spine. A clean, firmly bound, well margined copy with fine impressions of the plates, quite handsome indeed. Cambridge History of the Bible, p. 464. Gaskell 35. Herbert 1210. Pardoe, pp. 105-113. Not in Darlow & Moule. Issued in parts over a three year period, beginning January 2, 1769 (New Testament title page dated 1771), then reissued in 1772. Baskerville's type faces introduced the modern, pseudo-classical style, with level serifs and emphasis on the contrast of light and heavy lines. His books (as is true of this Bible) are typically large, with wide margins. This particular production is not quite the equal of the first edition in terms of materials and workmanship, but that Bible was "[a]esthetically, the highest point in English Bible printing so far." (Cambridge) 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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