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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.."; Rmann, Die Illustrierten Bcher 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
John Harris. 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 1793
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.). Lacking a portion of the narrow, cream-coloured onlaid strip on rear board A very good copy, though without the slip-case.
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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 Street 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.,
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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BAYNTON WILLIAMS, ASHLEY, ED.,
Map Forum
Countrywide Editions. Issue 1 (Spring 2004) to Issue 8 (Winter 2005); eight volumes, London, Countrywide Editions, 2004-5; Eight issues, each c. 72 pp.; richly illustrated in colour throughout; softbound.
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BENNDORF, PAUL,
Maerchen Aus Tausend Und Einer Nacht.
0. Neu bearbeitet fr die Jugend. Mit sechs Farbdruckbildern nach Original-Aquarellen von Prof. Carl Offterdinger. Stuttgart und Leipzig, Wilhelm Effenberger (F.Loewes), n.d. (c. 1900); [iv], 172pp. with 6 colour plates; publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards, minimal split to rear hinge, text slightly embrowned, one leaf torn vertically and repaired without loss but with traces of sellotape in top and bottom margin,, early gift entry on front free endpaper. Overall a good copy.
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BUDDEN, MARIA E.,
Claudine,
J.Harris. 1822. or Humility, the Basis of all the Virtues. A Swiss Tale. By the author of "Always Happy", "Nina", "Hints on Happiness", &c. London, J.Harris and Son, 1822; title-pge, 200pp. [lacking half-title], with copper-engraved frontispiece containing two half-page hand-coloured illustrations and six further half-page hand-coloured copper-engraved illustrations on four plates [of five]; twentieth century grey boards, printed label on spine; offsetting of plates on onto opposite pages, a little spotting or brown stains, mostly to margins, and a light brown stain to the lower corner of about the last 30 pages of text. First edition. Moon 74. An acceptable copy of the first edition, the illustrations beautifully coloured, which has lost one plate and become a little browned and a little used over the years, and been rebound in period-style boards around 1970..
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CHARPENTIER & FASQUELLE [ED.],
Un Siecle de Modes Feminines
0. 1896. 1794 - 1894. Quatre cents toilettes reproduites en couleurs d'aprs 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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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, 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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DIGBY, ANNE,
The Evolution of British General Practice.
0. 1999. 1850 - 1948. Oxford University Press, 1999; xiv, 376pp. with illustrations and diagrams; publisher's boards, dust-wrapper. A mint copy of the first edition.
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GOSSE, P.H.,
Natural History. Reptiles.
SPCK. 1850. London, The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1850; iv, 296pp. with numerous wood-engraved illustrations; publisher's blind-stamped cloth; two tiny wear-hole on front joint, first owner's name and address - "H.Helmsley, Cheltenham 1853" on front fly-leaf. A very good copy of the first edition. Despite Gosse's profound differences on interpretation with Darwin,, he here naturally draws on all availble contemporary sources, iincluding Darwin's "Voyage".
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