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AIKIN, JOHN AND ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD,
Evenings at Home;
0. or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Six volumes, Mixed editions (third, fourth and fifth) 1798 - 1802; original marbled boards backed with green parchment, paper labels; boards somewhat worn, the second volume chipped at head of spine with about one centimetre's loss, and split at inner margin at p. 2 but holding; the spine of the first volume professionally replaced in matching paper, but contents again a bit loose, one page detached but present. A very acceptable set of this nursery or schoolroom classic in its original format.
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ANON.,
Les Aventures de Maitre Tetu
0. et de Miss Docile. Conte Allegorique. Traduit de l'Anglais pour l'instruction de la Jeunesse. Paris: Delarue,& Lille: Castiaux, n.d. [c. 1820?]; oblong 16mo (c. 12.5 x 11 cm).; 63 pp. with frontispiece and seven plates, all wood-cuts, coloured by hand; publisher's printed boards, title within an decorative border on front, illustration within same border on rear board; lacking spine, boards marked and a little darkened, original owner's name on half-title, text lightly spotted. An extremely rare French children's book, printed in Lille, an allegorical moral purportedly based on an English original. Experts have been consulted in vain to find an English book of which this could be a version, but it could nevertheless have been taken from an English source which was part of a larger collection of moral tales. The wood-cuts (hand-coloured as issued) are bold and very good. Two bear the initials C.S.J. in the block. The allegory itself shows Master Headstrong led astray by letting himself be led by Passion, but finally finding the path to Virtue and Religion through the good offices of Reason.
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ANON.,
Bilder Und Reime,
0. 1184. Reime und Bilder fuer Kinder. Erste [und Zweite] Lieferung. Dresden, bei J.Naumann. Pictures and Rhymes, Rhymes and Pictures, for Children. London, D. Bogue, n.d. [1844]; c. 16.5 x 12.5 cm.; English publisher's red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, front board lettered in gilt with gilt pictorial vignette, yellow endpapers, a.e.g.; recased, one gathering detached, scattered foxing, some light finger-marks, light damp-stain to nearly half the contents. A rare and charming German illustrated children's book, which seems to survive as often as not in this two-language edition. This is not properly a bi-lingual edition, but the original Dresden edition, each page with a lithographed illustration and verse in German, printed on one side only, bound together with an English translation in letterpress of each verse, also printed on one side only. Compare the Oppenheim copy (Hauswedell & Nolte, Auktion 200 [1974], Lot 191, in later half leather), likewise German and English; Seebass II, 186 [offering just the Dresden Edition, a slightly cropped copy]: "Originalausgabe eines der feinsten Kinderbuecher der vierziger Jahre; es zeigt den Einfluss der Hey-Speckterschen Fabelausgben.."; Rümann, Die Illustrierten Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts, No.1908. Hoff-Budde's 1922 bibliography of works illustrated by Ludwig Richter lists 29 of the 48 illustrations as lithographed after Richter. In our copy the first book of the German "Bilder und Reime" consists of illustrated title-page and 22 pages [of 24]: it lacks two pages - page 14 "Miesekaetzchen" and Page 16 "Der Morgen"; its first four pages were bound in the wrong order when the book was recased, while two other illustrations, pages 12 and 13, were misnumbered from the start by the printer. The second book of "Bilder und Reime" is complete, with title-page and 24 pages of illustrated text, though dampstained within the lower third of the pages. The English "Pictures and Rhymes" has one title-page, in letter-press, (as is correct,) and 47 (of 48) pages, the translator's "Preface" being printed on the verso of the first page of English verse; it lacks the text for "Puss". Photocopies of all the missing pages have been obtained and are supplied with our copy.
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ANON.,
The History of Prince Lee Boo
0. 1814. A Native of the Pelew Islands brought to England by Captain Wilson. Thirteenth Edition. London, John Harris, 1814; c. 9 x 13.5 cm.; 180 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's quarter red roan over marbled boards; a good copy, extremities rubbed, boards worn with a small piece of the marbled paper missing from the front board. Moon 359 (4), quoting from the "Guardian of Education": "..We have of late seen some Juvenile Libraries, in which this interesting history found no place; and, in our opinion, the work is amongst those which ought not to be superceded [sic] by others of inferior merit".
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ANON.
London Almanack 1786
0. 1785. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [London, 1785] approx. 2 1/4 ins x 1 1/4 ins; original red morocco with "Venetian" ornament (vertical onlays or strips of narrow blue and cream leather, richly gilt), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, in a similar slip-case; collation; "The Almanack explained" page (stuck back-to-back to marbled front free endpaper), followed by 4-page engraved view of the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, 18 engraved pages, and a final engraved page stuck back-to-back to marbled rear free endpaper; spine rubbed in top half, four pages (one gathering) detached; slip-case rubbed in some places and a little dull, with loss of parts of some of its onlays. The pattern on the slip-case is of slightly broader vertical lines of leather in the same colours as the Almanack.
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ANON.
London Almanack 1801
0. 1800. Printed for the Company of Stationers. [London, 1800]; approx. 2 1/4 ins x 1 1/4 ins; collation: "The Almanack explained" page stuck back-to-back to marbled front free endpaper, 4-page engraved view of Guldford Stree from Queen Square, followed by 18 engraved pages, and one further engraved page stuck back-to-back to marbled rear free endpaper; original wallet-style binding of red morocco with a pocket at the end, metal clasp (working), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; leather slightly darkened in places, inner hinge split between March and April pages, but binding firm. A very good copy, with pocket and clasp intact.
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ANON.
London Almanack 1793
0. 1792. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [London, 1792]; approx. 2 1/4 ins x 1 1/4 ins; original red morocco with "Venetian" ornament (vertical onlays or strips of red and cream (or white) leather, richly gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; collation: "The Almanck explaned" page stuck back-to-back to the marbled front free endpaper, 4-page engraved view of " View of the New House of Correction for the County of Middlesex", followed by 18 engraved pages, and a final engraved page stuck back-to-back to the marbled rear free endpaper; two or three short diagonal cracks or scratches in the onlays on the boards [the longest about 1.5 cm.). A very good copy, though without the slip-case.
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ANON.,
Young Englands Little Library.
0. 1844. A Collection of Original Tales for Children, in Prose and Verse. By Eminent Authors. London, Wm. S. Orr & Co. Paternoster Row, 1844; small 4to; twentieth century binder's cloth, with gilt title "Little Library"; ink smudge to extreme outer edge of c. 30 pages, three or four very short marginal tears. The volume consists of eleven parts, which were also available to buy separately, of 24 to 32 pages, with numerous lithographic plates, most of which are lightly spotted. After the title-page, printed in red and black, and the frontispiece full-length portrait of "the Editor", there is an introduction and a contents leaf, which has been annotated in light pencil giving references in the Osborne Collection catalogue for such individual works present here as are listed there. The contents are: Adam the Gardener [abridged from Charles Cowden Clarke]; The Princess Narina [also atributed to Clarke]; Number One [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Perseverance [Clarke]; The Curate's Favourite Scholar [Mary Howitt]; The Remarkable Nigger and three more verse tales [F.W.N.Bailey]; Little Chatterbox [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Picture of the Virgin [Mary Howitt]; Savoyard Boy and his Sister [J.D.Haas, after Hermann Kletke]; Adventures of Jack Holyday [Albert Smith]; Glory [Thomas Gaspey]. The majority of the plates seem to be by John Absalon. The pagination at the end of three of the stories is erratic, or rather erroneous, but the texts are complete. Two of the verse-tales by F.W.N.Bailey are so overtly racist that it's hard to imagine how they would have appealed to the same readership as Clarke or Howitt, but this is perhaps a lesson this compilation inadvertently teaches.
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BOURGOING, J.F.,
Travels in Spain
0. 1809. [A Collection of Voyages and Travels, from the Discovery of America, to the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century. Volume 25]. London, For Sir Richard Phillips, 1809; ii, 392pp. with folding frontispiece map of Spain and 16 folding plates; c. 16.5 x 10.5 cm.; original boards, uncut;; boards loose and very rubbed and used [front board detached], lacking much of the paper on the spine though only a small chip from the original printed title-label, stitching poor, and broken at several points (one or two gatherings almost detached, plates mostly damp-stained or spotted. The French first edition was published in 1788-89, and Sir Richard Phillips' edition in English first appeared in 1808. The plates include the Royal Palace of St. Ildefonso, the Palace of the Escurial (this plate neither spotted nor stained), the Royal Palace of Aranjurz, a plan of Cadiz, and twelve scenes of the bull-fight (corner of outer margin of one plate torn with loss). A rebinding or working copy, with all the plates.
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BRADBURY, EDWARD,
All About Derbyshire.
0. 1884. With sixty illustrations by W.H.J.Boot, J.S.Gresley, W.C.Keene, Ll. Jewett et al. London & Derby, 1884; xvi, 396, 52 pp. with numerous illustrations; publisher's red cloth ruled in blind, spine gilt-lettered; spine discoloured where a large label has been removed, front cover very slightly marked, edges very slightly spotted. First edition. An informative, detailed, yet brightly-written series of essays with good illustrations from wood-engravings. [An "Extra Edition, with 12 platinotype plates, is advertised, but our copy is the ordinary edition, with text illustrations but not plates]. The essays are grouped as "Derbyshire Dales", "Derbyshire Hills", "Derbyshire Halls", Derbyshire Spas", "Railway Readings" ("Through the Peak on the Engine of the Express" and "Over the High Peak Railway"], and, finally, "Random Readings". The last section of over 50 pages is of advertisements by mostly Derbyshire firms. Loosely inserted is a print, minimally embrowned, cut out of a contemporary work, captioned "Winter-Time - Feeding the deer in Chatsworth Park", which has been professionally hand-coloured.
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BRITTON, J. AND E.W.BRAYLEY,
Derbyshire from: The Beauties of England and Wales.
0. 1803. [London, c. 1803]; pp. 291 - 552, with copper-engraved title-page and 20 [of 21] copper-engraved plates; modern fine-grained green binder's cloth, spine lettered in gilt; covers marked, outer margins of a few plates cropped quite close (one with loss of part of caption)' The "Derbyshire" section of Volume III of the series (the complete volume would also include Cumberland and the Isle of Man), which gives a guide to the county as Jane Austen's Mr Darcy would have seen it, with beautiful copper-engraved views after Dayes, Moore, Delamotte senior, including a fine plate of Buxton Crescent after a drawing by Dayes. This copy lacks one plate, and the map.
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BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT,
Sonnets.
0. 1901. London, R.Brimley Johnson, 1901; 16mo; [vi], 74 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's vellum, leather labels on spine and on front board, t.e.g.; boards soiled, with a burnmark on the front board and a small stain on the rear board, spine label bably chipped, with loss. This copy is No. 1 of the edition on Japanese vellum - with the title-page vignette, initials and numerals printed in red, and was originally presented to the Victorian artist George Frederick Watts, who is thanked by the publishers in a printed note on the first page "for his kindness in allowing them to reproduce his picture of "Love and Life" as frontispiece": the intricate pictorial bookplate of the artist, Watts, is mounted on the front paste-down.
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CAMPBELL,, LORD GEORGE,
Log Letters from "the Challenger".
0. 1876. London, Macmillan, 1876; [iv], 448 pp. with folding frontispiece colour map; publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board ruled in black; spine partly faded or discoloured to brown, two or three very small whitish marks on front board, corners worn. First edition. With the contemporary owner's name in top margin of the title-page "Chas. H. Gatty".
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CHARPENTIER & FASQUELLE [ED.],
Un Siecle de Modes Feminines
0. 1896. 1794 - 1894. Quatre cents toilettes reproduites en couleurs d'aprčs des documents authentiques [Collection Polychrome]. Paris, G. Charpentier & E. Fasquelle, 1896; c. 11.5 x 17.5 cm.; 20pp. text, approximately 190 colour -printed plates; mid-twentieth-century maroon buckram, leather lettering-piece; contents slightly embrowned. A charming collection illustrating changing middle-class women's fashion through reproductions in reduced format of contemporary fashion plates. This copy is from the library of the fashion designer and couturier to the Queen, Hardy Amies, and has his illustrated bookplate on the front pastedown.
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CHATELAIN, MADAME DE
The Child's Pictorial Vocabulary.
0. 1861. for teaching familiar phrases in three languages. Edited by Madame de Chatelain. London. Joseph, Meyers & Comp. 1861; title-page and 17 [of 18] leaves printed on one side only, each containing six brilliantly hand-coloured wood-engraved illustrations, titled and captioned in English, German, and French; at some stage a parent or a governess has cut the outer corners round with nail scissors and had the book neatly rebound in cloth; otherwise a good copy, with a few light, marginal finger-marks and other light signs of use. The subjects of the pages are the Dining Room, the Drawing Room, the Bedroom, the Nursery, the Kitchen, the Garden, the Farmyard, Clothes, Animals, Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, a Walk in the Fields, Games, Trades, Scientific Instruments, Musical Instruments. Very rare. N.B.L. 235. Oppenheim 443.
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COWPER, WILLIAM,
The Diverting History of John Gilpin
0. 1828. showing how he went farther than he intended, and came safe home again. With six illustrations by George Cruikshank, engraved on wood by Thompson, Branston, Wright, Slader, and White. London, Charles Tilt, 1828; 16mo; 20, [iv] pp. with 6 plates; publisher's buff printed wrappers; spine and corners of wrappers worn, showing original blue paper underneath, the thread that runs along the outer side of the spine loose, a few light finger-marks or spots; early gift inscription to an E.M.Pickering. A good copy of the first edition of this celebrated ephemeris - reprinting Cowper's popular poem with new illustrations by Cruikshank.
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DASENT, GEORGE WEBBE,
Popular Tales from the Norse.
0. 1859. With an Introductory Essay on the Origin and Diffusion of Popular Tales. Thied Edition, Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1888;; cli, [i], 443, [i],pp. with 16-page illustrated publisher's catalogue at the end;; publisher's cloth; covers a little worn, with very short splits at front hinge, boards slightly discoloured here and there, A good copy. of the scarce third edition, with the short appendix of West Indian Anansi, or "Spider" tales and the extended version of the comparative introduction, both of which were taken over from the second edition.
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HEINSE, JOH. PH.,
Hausmittel-Apotheke
0. 1838. oder Sammlung vieler, aus dem allgem. Anzeiger und mehreren vorzueglichen medizinischen Schriften zum besten der leidenden Menschheit als zuverlaessig empfohlenen einfachen und zusammengesetzten Heil- und Hilfsmittell .. Als freundliche Zugabe Hufeland's Haus- und Reise-Apotheke. Blumenau / Rudolstadt, 1838; lii, 372 pp.; contemporary marbled boards, red printed lettering piece; head of spine bumped, library code at base of spine, repeated in ink at head of subscriber's list, embrowned or spotted, unobtrusive early dampstain to about half the contents. Methods and recipes for alleviating pain and illness for people who, for whatever reason, cannot consult a doctor. The book is subtitled: Ein Not- und Hilfsbuch zunaechst fuer von Aerzten entlegen wohnenden Familienvaeter, Hausmuetter und Auswanderer. One wonders how many copies of this book accompanied emigrating couple to America, and how many survived. Pencil note on front paste-down: "Geschenk von Dr. Hermann Loewe".
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JEWITT, LLEWELLIN [[ED.],
Black's Tourist Guide
0. 1857. to Derbyshire Its Towns, Watering Places, Dales, and Mansions. With Map of the County, and Plan of Chatsworth. Second Edition. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1857; iv, 156pp. [36pp. adverts], with folding map as frontispiece and map of Chatsworth opposite p. 59; publisher's cobbled cloth with gilt-stamped title on front board; an early owner's name on front paste-down, with a later ownership stamp beneath. An excellent copy of a scarce early edition.
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KERGUELEN TREMAREC, YVES JOSEPH DE,
Relation D'un Voyage
0. 1771. dans la Mer du Nord, aux cotes d'Islande, du Groenland,, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwege; faite en 1767 & 1768. Paris, 1771; 4to; viii, [iv], 220 pp. with 10 engraved plates [3 folding], and 8 maps [7 folding]; title printed in red and black with a fine engraved vignette, two further fine copper-egraved vignettes; AN UNCUT COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S MOTTLED BLUE PAPER-COVERED BOARDS with a contemporary hand-written paper label on the spine; edges worn and rubbed, short marginal split to rear hinge at head of spine, very slight loss at base of spine, surface of boards expertly restored, very small damp-stain in extreme top margins of c.30 pages, minute worm-holes in inner margins of c. 12 pages and to last 20 pages, affecting a few letters. First edition. Internally a clean fresh copy overall, in the original boards. The famous plates are engraved after Eisen. This copy is complete with the sixth leaf of the prelims, printed on one side only ("Avis au Relieur" with list of maps and plates giving relevant pages). This leaf is frequently lacking, having then been discarded by the binder after use. see: Chadenat, n°607 ; Sabin, n°37617 ; Cox, II, 21.
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LYSONS, DANIEL & SAMUEL,
Bedfordshire.
0. Full title: Magna Britannia; being a Concise Topographical Account of the Several Counties of Great Britain. Vol. I, Part I. Containing Bedfordshire. London, 1806, 4to; 156pp. with folding map [some roads coloured], and 11 plates; uncut in near cont. cl. spine lettered in gilt. Loosely inserted, with sl. broarder margins, from the supplementary volume, London, 1813, pp. 157-188: "Additions and Corrections", with one further, folding plate, making up twelve plates in all. The first edition of what the authors state to be the first history of the county, complete with the later additions and plate, in very good, uncut state, and including the map.
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LYSONS, DANIEL & SAMUEL,
Buckinghamshire.
0. 1813. Full title: Magna Britannia; being a Concise Topographical Account of the Several Counties of Great Britain. Vol.I, Part III containing Buckingahamshire. London, 1813; [vi], pp.509-742, [ii], with folding map, minimally col'd, & 12 copper-engr. plates;.cont. cl. splash-mark on front cover, uncut; stitching completely broken at p. 496/7, v. sl. spotting; loosely inserted are the revised sheets of the "Additions and Corrections", a new version of pp. 683-728. The Buckinghamshire Part of the Lysons rare British topographical history. First Edition, plainly bound but completely uncut.
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MACDONALD, GEORGE,
At the Back of the North Wind.
0. 1871. London, Strahan & Co. 1871; viii, 378 pp. 13 pp. advertisements, with illustrations by Arthur Hughes; publisher's purple cloth, spine and front cover illustrated in gilt and black; neatly recased, spine laid down and minimally worn at extremities, boards somewhat dull and faded, the gilt on the picture inset in the front cover also faded, and partly rubbed away, rear board lightly stained or discoloured, contemporary gift inscription on half-title. First issue of the first edition of Macdonald's most-loved children's book.
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METIVIER, GEORGES,
Rimes Guernesiaises
0. par un Cātelain. Londres: Simpkin Marshall, Guernesey: E.Barbet, n.d. [c. 1840 - 1850]; [vi], 224 pp. with wood-engraved frontispiece and 14 wood-engraved pictorial head-or tail-pieces; binder's buckram, plainly lettered on the spine; the penultimate page is torn in the margins, with loss of two or three words. Georges Métivier [1790 - 1881], known as "The Guernsey Burns", drew heavily on traditiional and oral material for his poems in the Guernsey patois, but he lived much of his life in exile. In the preface to the edition of his "Rimes guernesiaises" which we are offering, the poet rails against an edition that had been published in Guernsey a few years previously under the same title in his absence, and without his editorial imput or supervision: "L'auteur des RIMES GUERNESIAISES n'habitait plus l'ile lorsque parut, il y a quelques années, un recueil sous ce titre, dans lequel se trouvait introduites plusieurs pičces qui lui sont entičrement inconnues, ces morceaux étant composés dans un patois désagréable, et trčs-différent du dialecte si expressif, nerveux et sonore, de la gogenarde vingtaine des Carités". Judging by the paper of our edition, and by the style of the wood-engraved illustrations, the book we are offering is from about 1840 - 50; it is therefore probable that the edition from which Métivier wished to disassociate himself, and the dialect and content of which he here corrects, is the 1831 edition usually associated with him and usually seen as having met his approval. A 32-page glossary is included in the pagination. The frontispiece, an illustration to the poem "Lamentations de Damaris", shows figures in front of an old house in Rue de la Fontaine, the street where Métivier was born.
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NEUMANN, CARL,
Rembrandt.
0. Vierte Auflage. Muenchen, Bruckmann, 1924; 4to; xx, 366, [ii], 367 - 795 pp. with b. & w. plates; publisher's lettered cloth, edges untrimmed, dust wrappers. very slight spotting to eges, dust-wrappers a little torn and chipped at head of spines. Not a monograph, but a series of essays and studies of Rembrandt. A nearly-fine set.
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