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 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. Fifth (and most desirable) Edition of this seminal work on electricity and its applications (first published 1784), with corrections and additions by William Jones. 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. 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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Mots-clés: Electricity — Early works to 1800. Science — Miscellaneous.

 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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Mots-clés: 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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 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 by an officer who served with Burgoyne. 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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Mots-clés: 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

 [ANONYMOUS], [Moveable Book] Das Reich Der Blumenkönigin, Sinnige Unterhaltung. L'Empire de la Reine Des Fleurs. The Realm of the Queen of Flowers. Rational Entertainment
[ANONYMOUS]
[Moveable Book] Das Reich Der Blumenkönigin, Sinnige Unterhaltung. L'Empire de la Reine Des Fleurs. The Realm of the Queen of Flowers. Rational Entertainment
n.p. [Neuhaus or Nurnberg?], n.p. 1870. Card Covers. Sixth Edition of this popular pastime, published in at least nine editions, although few copies survive. Royal 8vo (331 x 249mm): six-page descriptive letter press with parallel texts in French, German, and English, identifying each flower and giving its symbolic significance, and 50 colored flower die-cuts to be inserted into the slots of four card plates to create bouquets and garlands. Original brown quarter linen and paperboard chemise with string ties, color lithograph onlay to front board; handsome oval bookseller's ticket to front paste-down: "Cadlers. Fabrik u. Handlung v. Lehrmitteln. Hamburg. 4 Scholviens Passage 4." Light wear and soiling to chemise, minor occasional soiling to four panels, but a remarkable survival, rarely found with all 50 flower die cuts and the text letter press. Osborne Coll. I, p. 420 (wanting the letterpress booklet). A charming floral arrangement toy or game. From the instruction booklet: "Rational entertainment by forming bouquets and garlands in endless variation from the most beautiful flowers. The several flowers are placed on one of the 4 Cartons in the incisions made for this purpose; thus the most elegant bouquets and garlands are produced either according to free choice of the flowers, or the time of the year in which they bloom, or their symbolic signification as given here." 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.). Near Fine+ .
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 ARDÈNE, Jean-Paul de Rome d' (1690-1769), [Hyacinths] Traité Sur la Connoissance Et la Culture Des Jacintes [Offered with: ] Traité Des Tulipes Qui Non Seulement Réunit Tout Ce Qu'on Avait PréCédemment écrit de Raisonnable, Mais Est Augmenté de Quantité de Remarques Nouvelles Sur L'éducation de Cette Belle Fleur, Par L'Auteur Du Traité Des Renoncules [Tulips]
ARDÈNE, Jean-Paul de Rome d' (1690-1769)
[Hyacinths] Traité Sur la Connoissance Et la Culture Des Jacintes [Offered with: ] Traité Des Tulipes Qui Non Seulement Réunit Tout Ce Qu'on Avait PréCédemment écrit de Raisonnable, Mais Est Augmenté de Quantité de Remarques Nouvelles Sur L'éducation de Cette Belle Fleur, Par L'Auteur Du Traité Des Renoncules [Tulips]
A Avignon, chez Louis Chambeau, imprimeur-libraire, près les RR PP. jésuites, 1765. Full Leather. Two superb editions, on tulips (second edition) and hyacinths (first), in closely matched original bindings, each in twelve chapters with two folding copper-engraved plates. Hyacinths: 12mo (147 x 86): 156pp. Full fawn mottled calf, spine in six compartments decorated with gilt frames and fleurons, covers paneled in blind, red leather lettering piece gilt, edges stained red, marbled end papers, title page vignette. Tulips: 12mo (52 x 81mm): viii,9-252,[4]pp. Full fawn mottled sheep, flat spine in six compartments decorated with gilt frames and fleurons, brown leather lettering piece gilt, edges speckled red, marbled end papers, title page vignette. Exceptional copies (especially rare in the first edition), beautifully bound and clean throughout. Oak Spring Flora 76 ("full of information by turns erudite and practical"). Hunt 526 (note) and 587. Haller II, p. 352. Payne, p. 24. Two of four treatises (with studies of the ranunculus and of the carnation) written by the French priest and botanist, all published at Avignon. The work on tulips discusses their origin, varieties, cultivation, and beauty. Similarly, that on hyacinths treats etymology, conditions for cultivation, and common diseases. Both "addressed not only to florists and gardeners, but to scientists, flower lovers and cultivated persons generally" and "infused with the author's profound love for his subject." (Oak Spring Flora) 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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Mots-clés: XIX CENTURY

 [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 and periodicals 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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N° du livre: BB2228
USD 435.00 [Appr.: EURO 409.75 | CHF 397]
Mots-clés: XIX CENTURY

 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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 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 on 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. Geology Emerging 134 (citing first London edition). 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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Mots-clés: 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

 BATTELY, John (1647-1708), [Antiquitates Rutupinae] [Antiquities of Richborough] Joannis Battely S.T. P. Archidiaconi Cantuariensis Opera Posthuma. Viz. Antiquitates Rutupinæ Et Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi Ad Annum 1272 Perductæ
BATTELY, John (1647-1708)
[Antiquitates Rutupinae] [Antiquities of Richborough] Joannis Battely S.T. P. Archidiaconi Cantuariensis Opera Posthuma. Viz. Antiquitates Rutupinæ Et Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi Ad Annum 1272 Perductæ
Oxoniæ [Oxford], e theatro Sheldoniano, 1745. First Edition thus. Quarter-Calf. Two works bound in one, each with half-title and title page, registration, and pagination. Text in Latin (an English translation, in octavo, appeared in 1774). 4to: [12],138,[4]; [4],164pp, with 16 plates (including seven folding and one double-page) and four vignettes. Modern calf-backed brown linen, spine in six compartments divided by raised bands, second compartment titled direct in gilt, tan end papers (renewed). A spectacular, wide-margined (perhaps large paper) copy, crisp and clean throughout, with strong impressions of the plates. Anderson (British Topography), p. 145. Upcott I, pp. 429-30. Lowndes, p. 130 ("an elegant posthumous discourse"). Cox III, p. 469. These two works, beautifully illustrated, together represent the span of Battely's historical interests, ranging geographically from Suffolk to Kent. The first work, 'Antiquitates Rutupinæ,' a consideration of the Roman antiquities and ancient stations of Thanet,and Richborough (Rutupiae), in Kent, is cast as a series of four dialogues between Battely and Henry Wharton and Henry Maurice, two fellow chaplains at Lambeth Palace. This Second Edition was edited by the author's nephew Oliver Battely. John Battely had readied for publication the second work, his projected history of the Abbey of St. Edmundsbury, only as far as the death of Henry III, in 1272, at his death in 1708. It was finally published, with an appendix and a list of the abbots provided by Sir James Burroughs, again by Battley's nephew Oliver, in 1745, in this edition. 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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USD 435.00 [Appr.: EURO 409.75 | CHF 397]
Mots-clés: Romans -- England -- Richborough -- Early works to 1800. Great Britain -- Antiquities, Roman -- Early works to 1800.

 BECHER, A. B. (Commander Alexander Bridport, 1796-1877), The Storm Compass or, Seaman's Hurricane Companion: Containing a Familiar Explanation of the Hurricane Theory, Illustrated with Diagrams and Accounts of Hurricanes
BECHER, A. B. (Commander Alexander Bridport, 1796-1877)
The Storm Compass or, Seaman's Hurricane Companion: Containing a Familiar Explanation of the Hurricane Theory, Illustrated with Diagrams and Accounts of Hurricanes
London, J. D. Potter, sole Agent for the Sale of Charts and Works published by the Admiralty [from 1853], 1866. Wrappers. Beautifully preserved early printing, in original wrappers, of this rarity on the nature of hurricanes. Crown 8vo (180 x 119mm): viii,59,[5]pp, with lithographic frontispiece and diagrams in the text. Original blue paper wrappers, cream-colored paper label printed in black to front cover, old blue stamp to corner of title page: "Navigationskolan i Helsingfors" (Helsinki Navigation School). A superb survival, securely bound and clean throughout (virtually pristine). Originally published in 1853. Becher, fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and the Royal Astronomical Society, was a naval commander, hydrographer, and cartographer. Here he uses first hand accounts, with precise meteorological data, to explain the physics and mathematics of hurricanes and suggests precautionary measures to avoid them. He also details ways to ascertain the center and direction of approaching storms and illustrates with a detailed account of a hurricane encountered in the Gulf of Mexico, in 1838, as published in the Nautical Magazine, which he founded and edited. 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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Mots-clés: XIX CENTURY

 BELOT, Gabriel (1882-1962), Proses Et Bois Originaux
BELOT, Gabriel (1882-1962)
Proses Et Bois Originaux
Paris, E. F. D'Allignan, 1919. Illustrated Wrappers. One of 300 numbered copies on Rives à la forme, from a limited edition of 347, of Belot's fourth book. Text in French. 8vo (285 X 210mm): [68]pp on double-fold sheets, divided into seven sections and profusely illustrated with woodcuts in black and illuminated drop caps in bistre. Original wrappers, upper cover repeating the title woodcut with pochoir coloring. An exemplary copy, clean and bright throughout. Belot was age 28 when he exhibited for the first time at Paris's Salon des Indépendants in 1910, the year of the "ignorant geometers, reducing the human body . to pallid cubes" (from Louis Vauxcelles's review). Also hanging in the hall were works by Matisse, Vlaminck, Dufy, and Henri Rousseau, who exhibited his magnificent "The Dream." Gleizes showed Portrait de René Arcos and L'Arbre, paintings that emphasized simplified geometric forms, and Metzinger hung the Portrait of Apollinaire, which, according to Apollinaire, was the "first Cubist portrait." In his Dictionnaire biographique des artistes contemporains (pp. 102-04), Édouard-Joseph calls Belot "undoubtedly the most admirable technician of wood engraving that exists today. in all respects comparable to the master craftsmen of the Middle Ages." 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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N° du livre: BB2405
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 BERGER, John (1926-1917), Ways of Seeing
BERGER, John (1926-1917)
Ways of Seeing
Harmondsworth & London, British Broadcasting Corporation & Penguin Books, 1972. Stiff Wrappers. Scarce true First Edition ("First published 1972) of this provocative art history text, based on the BBC television series. The first hardcover edition, published in New York, appeared only the following year. Crown 8vo (195 x 129mm): 170pp, with numerous illustrations. Publisher's off-white stiff card wrappers printed in black and priced 60p. Tightly bound (lightly read, if at all) and clean throughout, a superior example of a fragile book. Ways of Seeing, Berger's influential art text, was initially conceived as a series of four television episodes "The series was ground-breaking in its use of the TV format to introduce aspects of a materialist analysis of art to a non-specialist audience. The book of the series was constructed in a similar spirit of popular pedagogy and subsequently became a key introductory text in art colleges in Britain and the USA. Among the topics discussed in the book are the relationship between oil painting and private property, the sexual politics of the nude, the rhetoric of advertising images, and the impact on art of mechanical reproduction. The book's account of the nude has been particularly influential and the analysis of spectatorship and the male gaze on which it is based has since been developed and extended by feminist critics." (Literary Encyclopedia) 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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N° du livre: BB2809
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 [BEVERLEY, Robert, ca. 1673-1722], Histoire de la Virginie : Contenant, I. L'Histoire Du Premier Etablissement Dans la Virginie, & de Son Gouvernement Jusques à Présent, II. Les Productions Naturelles & Les Commoditez Du Païs, Avant Que Es Anglois Y Negociassent, & L'Améliorassent, III. La Religion, Les Loix, & Les Coutumes Des Indiens Naturels, Tant Dans la Guerre, Que Dans la Paix, IV. L'Etat Présent Du Païs, Tant à L'égard de la Police, Que de L'Amelioration Du Païs
[BEVERLEY, Robert, ca. 1673-1722]
Histoire de la Virginie : Contenant, I. L'Histoire Du Premier Etablissement Dans la Virginie, & de Son Gouvernement Jusques à Présent, II. Les Productions Naturelles & Les Commoditez Du Païs, Avant Que Es Anglois Y Negociassent, & L'Améliorassent, III. La Religion, Les Loix, & Les Coutumes Des Indiens Naturels, Tant Dans la Guerre, Que Dans la Paix, IV. L'Etat Présent Du Païs, Tant à L'égard de la Police, Que de L'Amelioration Du Païs
Amsterdam, Chez Thomas Lombrail, marchand libraire, dans le Beurs-Straat, 1707. Full Calf. First French-language Edition (another French language edition was printed in Orleans, but bearing a Paris imprint, the same year, with no priority definitively established), translated from the English, of the first history of the Virginia colony "and the best contemporary account of its aboriginal tribes and the life of its early settlers." (Howes) 12mo (159 x 92mm): [6],433,[16]pp, with engraved title page (featuring coat of arms of Virginia),14 finely executed numbered plates based on engravings from De Bry's Grand Voyages, and folding table (p. 433). Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt in six compartments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt. A handsome, well-preserved copy, tightly bound and clean throughout. This edition was in Thomas Jefferson's library, at Monticello. Sabin 5116. Howe B-410. Church 821. JCB I 93. Goldsmiths'-Kress 4396. Geology Emerging 212. European Americana V, p. 436. While in London, in 1705, Robert Beverley wrote and published The History and Present State of Virginia, one of the earliest printed English-language histories about North America by an author born there. Beverley was a scion of Virginia's planter elite, at odds with royal governors in the colony. As a native-born American—most famously claiming "I am an Indian"—he provided English readers with the first thoroughgoing account of the province's past, natural history, Indians, and current politics and society. Sabin calls Beverley the "best authority," affording the "most vivid, comprehensive, instructive, and entertaining picture of Virginia at the date of his writing." 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.). Near Fine .
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N° du livre: BB0368
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Mots-clés: Virginia—History—Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Indians of North America—Virginia. XIX CENTURY

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