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Hebrew to Latin Dictionary: Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum, Et Rabbinicu, in quo Voces Chaldaicae...
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Hebrew to Latin Dictionary: Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum, Et Rabbinicu, in quo Voces Chaldaicae...

By Buxtor, Johann

Buxtorf, Johann. (1564-1629) Johannis Buxtorfii P. Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum, Et Rabbinicum, In quo Omnes Voces Chaldaicæ, Talmudicæ et Rabbinicæ, quotquot in universis Vet. Test. Paraphrasibus Chaldaicis; in utroq[ue]; Talmud, Babylonico & Hierosolymitano, in vulgaribus & secretioribus Hebræorum Scriptoribus, Commentatoribus, Philosophis, Theologis, cabalistis & Jureconsultis extant, fideliter explicantur, Et copiâ ac delctu exemplorum Targumicorum, Talmudicorum & Rabbinicorum, eleganter declarantur; Passim etiam, suis locis, Hebræorum & Chalæorum Proverbia, Apophthegmata, Sententiæ, Ritus, aliaque ad Sacram hanc Philologiam pertinentia, ex propriis ipsorum libris producuntur, & explanatur; Quamplurima denique Vet. & Nov. Test. loca ex Antiquitate & Historia Hebraica novè exponuntur & illustrantur; Ut non solúm vulgaris Lexici, sed amplissimi & instructissimi Thesauri Philologici loco esse possit; Opus XXX. Annorum, Nunc demum, post Patris obitum, ex ipsius Autographo fideliter descriptum, in ordinem æquabilem digestum, & multis propriis observationibus passim locupletatum, Reipublicæque Christianæ bono in lucem editum à Johanne Buxtorfio Filio, Ling. Heb. in Acad. Bas. Prof. ord. Cum Indice vocum Latinarum, & Locorum N.T. illustratorum. Cum Privilegio. Basel: Sumptibus et Typis Ludovici König, 1640. Johann Buxtorf: Folio, 14.7 x 9.6 in. First edition. []2, (*)6, A-Z4, AA-ZZ4, AAA-ZZZ4, AAAA-ZZZZ4, AAaaa-ZZzzz4, AAAaaa-ZZZzzz4, AAAaaaa-ZZZzzzz4, AAAAaaaa-NNNNnnnn4, OOOOoooo6. There is an engraved portrait of Professor Buxtorf on the frontispiece and an engraved typographical title page which includes illustrations of Daniel and Ezra as well as several other small vignettes, one with a man with a club standing over a three headed dragon and the words Monstris Non Territus. Another vignette has a rooster pecking grain and the words "Scrvtando Ervvntvr." The bookplate of J.R.H. O'Regan is pasted inside the front board. O'Regan published a book on the history of World War 1 and the events leading up to the war. The text is printed in Latin and Hebrew. This volume is bound in reversed calf and ruled in blind. It has been sympathetically and expertly rebacked. The corners of the boards are worn and rounded. "From [1591] to his death in 1629 [Buxtorf] remained in Basel, and devoted himself with remarkable zeal to the study of Hebrew and Rabbinic literature. He received into his house many learned Jews, that he might discuss his difficulties with them, and he was frequently consulted by Jews themselves on matters relating to their ceremonial law. He seems to have well deserved the title which was conferred upon him of 'Master of the Rabbins.' His partiality for Jewish society brought him, indeed, on one occasion into trouble with the authorities of the city, the laws against the Jews being very strict. Nevertheless, on the whole, his relations with the city of Basel were friendly. He remained firmly attached to the university which first recognized his merits, and declined two invitations from Leiden and Saumur successively. His correspondence with the most distinguished scholars of the day was very extensive; the library of the university of Basel contains a rich collection of letters, which are valuable for a literary history of the time."(EB) This work "cost the author 30 years in compiling, and [was] published by his son." (Watt) Watt Vol. 1, col. 178. After Buxtorf's death in 1629 his son spent another ten years bringing the manuscript up to date, which resulted in an almost new work. Brunet 1432. De Sacy 2666. Fürst i, 138. Smitskamp PO 172. Steinschneider 329. [Attributes: First Edition]; Watt Vol. 1, col. 178.

$1750.00

Le Morte Darthur. (The Noble and Joyous Booke entyled Le Morte Darthur) 1933
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Le Morte Darthur. (The Noble and Joyous Booke entyled Le Morte Darthur) 1933

By Mallory, Sir Thomas

Le Morte D'arthur. (The Noble and Joyous Booke entyled Le Morte D'arthur). William Caxton. Westminster, 31 July, 1485 is followed by the 1498 Edition 'The Boke of Noble Kyng. Kyng Arthure Somtyme Kynge of Englande and His Noble Actes and Feates of armes of Chyvalrye, and His Noble Knyghtes and Table Rounde and is Deuyeded in to. XXI Bookes. Wynkyn de Worde, Westminster. 1498. This edition is an exact copy of that rare and unusual work that includes the wood cut engravings found throughout the text. This facsimile copy was done by the Elizabethan scholar A. H. Bullen who established the Shakespeare Head Press in Stratford-up-Avon in 1904. His original aim was to produce a good edition of Shakespeare's works, and his ten volume Stratford Town Shakespeare was completed by 1907. After Bullen died in 1927, the press was acquired by a partnership including Basil Blackwell, the Oxford bookseller. Bernard Newdigate was appointed as typographer and under his direction the press worked within the Morris tradition: Ovid's Metamorphoses was the first book he produced as a limited edition. This Wynck de Worde edition is taken from a 'perfect', we say that with a bit of tongue in cheek, edition of the Morte d'Arthur, was done on paper stock that nearly as possible matches the original as well as the type and the engravings. It is a delightful copy and it will sharpen your skills at reading Olde Englysshe literature. One can hear the lilt of the voice as in this time period, most everyone read aloud. Entering a library in this time period would have meant that there was a constant and sustained sound of people reading works out loud...ssshh was not invented until long after. King Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth both read silently, a tradition started many centuries before by Saint Augustine (he was thought mad, gifted and touched by the Lord God because he could read silently and tell the audience everything that he had just read!). It is said also, that Southern speech and up until the 1940's and 50's certain communities off the coast of North Carolina had retained what linguists believed the truest living speech of old English that Henry the 8th and Elizabeth and indeed even Shakespeare would have sounded like. Caxton's printing was and is very phonetic to the ear and very pleasing to learn to read and indeed, read out loud....A wonderful book set for any collection or you can buy the original for a couple of million dollars! Libraries worldwide that own item: 1 (of this 1933 Edition) Title: The noble and joyous boke entytled le Morte Darthur ... Whyche boke was reduced in to Englysshe by the well dysposyd knyghte Syr Thomas Malory. Author(s): Malory, Thomas, Sir, 15th cent. Publication: Oxford : Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and published by Basil Blackwell, Year: 1933 Description: 2 v ; 4to. Language: English Document Type: Book Entry: 19970201 Update: 20080517 Accession No: OCLC: 181668176 Database: WorldCat

$1500.00

Hudibra, First, Second, Third and Subsequent Parts. First Edition, First Issue 1663
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Hudibra, First, Second, Third and Subsequent Parts. First Edition, First Issue 1663

By Butler, Samuel

Butler, Samuel. "Hudibras. The First Part. Written in the time of the late Wars". [4], 268 pages. First Authorized Edition, first issue, with "Saint" in imprint spelled out in full; errata is present, lacking the imprimatur leaf (dated Nov. 11, 1662), and all textual errors uncorrected. London: Printed by J.G. for Richard Marriot, 1663. [bound with] "Hudibras. The Second Part. By the Author of the First". [4], 216 pages. Also, third part dated 1678. Bound in exceptionally fine binding and in very good condition with the bookplates of Daniel Henry Holmes, an avid book collector. This edition certainly is one of the rarest being that it is a first issue. A pirate copy came out the year before in 1662 and all proceeds from the sale of the book by the thief were recovered by Butler. Collation is as follows: [2 blank], TP, A3-8, B8-I8, K-R8, 2nd TP, B-I8, K-O8, P4, 3rd TP, A-I8, K-R8, S7, [2 Blank].Hudibras by Samuel Butler is a critique of the English Civil War and pokes at the Puritans and their military zeal to spread the word of God with Bible and Pike. This attractive printing and wonderfully bound copy of Butler's mock epic in octosyllabic couplets, its three parts first published in 1663, 1664 and 1678. Modeled after Don Quixote, the work satirizes the hypocrisy and self-seeking of the Presbyterians and independents represented by the title character, Hudibras and his servant Ralpho, demonstrating the pairs, greed, stupidity, cowardice and duplicity. Butler, a Colonel in the Cromwellian army is involved in any number of various comic misadventures and Butler is squarely pointing at Oliver Cromwell and his lot as Butler was and remained a confirmed Royalist and Anglican (King Henry VIII's Anglican Church). This mock epic became the rage of its time and was followed by nearly 27 editions that included, later engraved illustrations to highlight the comedic adventures of the two. In the end of this volume are also found the Letter from the Knight to his Lady and a corresponding letter from the Lady to the Knight.

$3550.00

Marcel Godet, Directeur de la Bibliothèque Nationale Suisse, 1954 First Edition, Signed
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Marcel Godet, Directeur de la Bibliothèque Nationale Suisse, 1954 First Edition, Signed

By Bourgeois, Pierre

No copies of this small but nicely bound book are found for sale. OCLC only shows five libraries worldwide having copies of this book. Signed by the Author, Pierre Bourgeois to Milton Lord, who became the Boston Public Library head. written in French and in near perfect as printed and bound condition. Some slight toning and sunnint along the cloth spine on the front board with some minor bumps. Otherwise, interior is clean, bright and in excellent condition. A very rare publication about the head of the National Swiss library and his life. OCLC is as follows: Title: Marcel Godet, Directeur de la Biliothèque Nationale Suisse / Author(s): Bourgeois, Pierre. Publication: Neuchâtel, Year: 1954 Description: 23 S. Language: French SUBJECT(S) Named Person: Godet, Marcel. Note(s): Aus: Musée neuchâtelois ; 1954. Responsibility: Pierre Bourgeois. Document Type: Book Entry: 20030429 Update: 20100406 Accession No: OCLC: 248854755 MILTON E. LORD Director of Libraries September 1930 – January 1932 Milton Lord began a career in engineering at Harvard, but became interested in library work after serving as a part-time assistant in the library; he also acted as librarian of Harvard Union in Cambridge. Lord then spent a year at the Ecole des Sciences Politiques in Paris and four years in Italy as librarian of the American Academy in Rome, where he assisted in the re-cataloging of the Vatican Library. Lord came to Iowa to assume the post of professor and director of university libraries and of the library school. Here he had the novel idea of creating recreational reading rooms that were comfortably furnished. Lord also instituted improvements in the circulation system, such as improving the system of charging out books. Lord left Iowa to become Director of the Boston Public Library, where he stayed until his retirement in 1965.Retrospective view The period from 1909 to 1945, during Marcel Godet's tenure as Director of the Swiss National Library, was decisive for the constitution of special collections at the NL. During this period, the NL acquired an important part of these collections referred to today as Special collections. Noteworthy is the contribution of Karl Jakob Lüthi, doctor honoris causa from Bern University's Faculty of Theology and fellow worker at the NL from 1909 to 1941. It is during the "Marcel Godet / Karl J. Lüthi" period, that the NL became the depository of the censured documents from the First and Second World Wars, of the Libraries of the Swiss Gutenberg Museum and of the Swiss Society for genealogical studies as well as the depository of the archives of the Schweizerisches Grütliverein, of the New Helvetic Society and of the Silbernagel-Caloyanni Collection and of an interesting collection of newspapers relative to the First World War and the Society of Nations.Book Description: 1954. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. B/W Photo-illustration of Marcel Godet (illustrator). First Edition. Just Over Ten Inches Tall. Inscribed and Signed by author Pierre Bourgeois at top of front free endpaper. Brief inscription says: -- To Milton Lord with kindest regards, Pierre Bourgeois. -- Hardcover, first edition. Cloth spine and corners, with paper-covered boards bearing paper title/author label on front. 23 pages. Text in French. VG+ (spine cloth wraps onto front and rear boards for approximately an inch and a half, and these areas have light foxing, as do cloth corner tips; thin spine is clean, also unlettered)/ No dj, maybe not issued in dj. Inscribed and Signed By Author.

$115.00

Pratique Des Exercices Spirituels, Tirée Des Oevvres de Sainte Gertrvde. Vtile & profitable à l’Ame devote, qui desire s’avancer à la perfection. Avec plusieurs   Meditations & salutaires enseignmens, tant pour les personnes seculieres...
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Pratique Des Exercices Spirituels, Tirée Des Oevvres de Sainte Gertrvde. Vtile & profitable à l’Ame devote, qui desire s’avancer à la perfection. Avec plusieurs Meditations & salutaires enseignmens, tant pour les personnes seculieres...

By Gertrude, Saint the Great

Gertrude the Great, Saint. (1256-1302) Pratiqve Des Exercices Spiritvels, Tirée Des Oevvres de Sainte Gertrvde. Vtile & profitable à l'Ame devote, qui desire s'avancer à la perfection. Avec plusieurs Meditations & salutaires enseignmens, tant pour les personnes seculieres, que pour la Profession Religieuse, & la renovation des Vœux. Nouvelle Edition, reveuë, corrigée, & mise en la pureté de nostre langue. Et enrichie de plusieurs figures en taille douce. Paris: Chez Iean Covterot, ruë S. Iacques, au petit Iesus, prés les Mathurins, 1668. An extremely rare book. No copies found in any of the libraries. Copies of Jean Couterot's works only hold small numbers in libraries across the world. His publications were very small runs and a limited number have survived. Saint Gertrude the Great: 8vo, 5.94 x 3.25 in. a8, e2, A-Z8/4, Aa-Zz4/8; lacking the engraved frontispiece (of Saint Gertrude), but with twenty one full-paged engravings, and four full-paged engraved tables. The engraving on page 272 is mistakenly printed upside down. This copy is in very good condition internally, without stains or browning. Some of the corners toward the end are a bit curled, but this is very minor. The binding is contemporary limp parchment with ties, and is also in good condition. The bookplate of the Maison des Oiseaux of Paris is pasted inside the front board. "In the 'Exercises' we have the saint at her best. They were written for her Sisters in religion and we feel she has here a free hand unhampered by the deep humility which made it so repugnant for her to disclose favors personal to herself. The 'Exercises,' which are seven in number, embrace the work of the purification and sanctification of the soul from the reception of baptismal grace to the preparation for death. Her glowing language deeply impregnated with the liturgy and Scriptures exalts the soul imperceptibly to the heights of contemplation. […] Her writings are also colored by the glowing richness of that Teutonic genius which found its most congenial expression in symbolism and allegory. The spirit of Saint Gertrude, which is marked by freedom, breadth, and vigor, is based on the Rule of Saint Benedict. Her mysticism is that of all the great contemplative workers of the Benedictine Order from Saint Gregory to Blosius. Hers, in a word, is that ancient Benedictine spirituality which is simply the spirit of the Church." (CE) The engraved illustrations printed in this edition are quite entrancing. One scene depicts Christ and Mary Magdalene entering the Garden of Gesthamene, while in the background in a different garden there are two pan-like devils dancing, a crowned skeleton, and a serpent wrapped around a tree. In another the soul is depicted as a little castle whose steps are religion, hope, and faith. Birds holding banners with problematic or sinful actions are assaulting the castle. A peacock is perched on its balcony. Several other engravings are more involved, with many layers of meaning, which in some cases are organized to serve as memorization guides. Equally as interesting are the four engraved tables. A table is provided for recording one's faults, including, vain sadness, temper, envy, sensuality, vanity in habits, and others.

$1800.00

La Georgica di Virgilio, 1549
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La Georgica di Virgilio, 1549

By Virgil, Daniello, Bernardino,; d. 1565, ; tr.

La Georgica di Virgilio, 1549 Nuovamente di latina in toscana favella, per Bernardino Daniello tradotta, e commentata. Appresso Ioan. Gryphio, In Venetia (Venice). [7], 105 leaves ill. 21 cm. Language: Italian descriptor: Agriculture -- Poetry. Didactic poetry, Latin -- Translations into Italian. Named Person: Virgil. Georgica -- Translations into Italian. Note(s): Printer's device on t.p.; initials./ Translation of Georgica. 1549 Collation as follows with corresponding notes to the colophons and images. [blank], a4-b4; Primo-A4-H4; Secunda-I4, K4-P4; Terzo-P4 verso, Q4-T4; V4, X4; Quarto- X4 verso, Y4-Z4; AA4-CC4, [blank]. 1549. Type set at last page. Four etchings three similar and one different. A very nice and rare book in excellent condition from the famous presses of Giovanni Gryphio. The translation of Virgil's works. Bernardo Daniello was a native of Luca and died in Padua in 1565. This work was published during his life and is a translation of Virgil's four works. He was known as a scholar, made translation from the commentaries on classical works, and wrote on Dante. His Poetica was his most famous work. Daniello's Poetica (1536) is without doubt the first work of its sort since antiquity, and the few passages relative to the drama are of great historical importance. Daniello's ideas are of course derived from the ancients, but are clearly stated, and must have exercised a profound influence over his contemporaries and successors. Saintsbury says: The first author of one [a theory of poetry] is generally taken to be Daniello…it has such good claims to be among the very earliest vernacular disputations of a general character on poetry in Italy'. There is a mixture of Aristotle and Horace in the work. Daniello brings his skill of poetry to the translations of Virgil's works from the Latin to the Italian. A monumental work, first published by Giovanni (Johann) Gryphio in 1545. This is a colophoned and engraved work that has been rebacked and rebound and is in fresh condition with a couple of minor ink spots. No worms and with the occasional paper tear but not affecting the text. Gryphio was one of the premier printers in Venice and used only the finest rag paper. This book in its present condition will last another 500 years. Collation as follows with corresponding notes to the colophons and images. [blank], a4-b4; Primo-A4-H4; Secunda-I4, K4-P4; Terzo-P4 verso, Q4-T4; V4, X4; Quarto- X4 verso, Y4-Z4; AA4-CC4, [blank]. 1549. Type set at last page. Four etchings three similar and one different. Colophons at each book as well. Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BCE – September 21, 19 BCE), later called Vergilius, and known in English as Virgil or Vergil, was a classical Roman poet. He was the author of epics in three modes: the Bucolics (or Eclogues), the Georgics and the substantially completed Aeneid, the last being an epic poem in the heroic mode, which comprised twelve books (as opposed to 24 in each of the epic poems by Homer) and became the Roman Empire's national epic. Legend has it that Virgil was born in the village of Andes, near Mantua in Cisalpine Gaul (Gaul south of the Alps; present-day northern Italy). Some scholars have claimed Celtic ancestry based upon the location of his birth and upon a perceived "Celtic" strain in his verse. Other scholars suggest Etruscan or Umbrian descent by examining the linguistic or ethnic markers of the region. Analysis of his name has led to beliefs that he descended from earlier Roman colonists. Modern speculation ultimately is not supported by narrative evidence either from his own writings or his later biographers. Etymological fancy has noted that his cognomen MARO shares its letters anagrammatically with the twin themes of his epic: AMOR (love) and ROMA (Rome). Title: La Georgica di Virgilio. Uniform Title: Georgica. Italian. Daniello Author(s): Virgil. Daniello, Bernardino,; d. 1565, ; tr. Publication: In Venetia, Appresso Ioan. Gryphio, Year: 1549 Description: [7], 105 leaves ill. 21 cm. Language: Italian Descriptor: Agriculture -- Poetry. Didactic poetry, Latin -- Translations into Italian. Named Person: Virgil. Georgica -- Translations into Italian. Note(s): Printer's device on t.p.; intials./ Translation of Georgica. Class Descriptors: LC: PA6804 Responsibility: Nuovamente di latina in toscana favella, per Bernardino Daniello tradotta, e commentata. Entry: 19820430 Update: 20090412 Accession No: OCLC: 28784148

$1200.00

Lost Fruits of Waterloo
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Lost Fruits of Waterloo

By Bassett, John Spencer

Advance Copy a rare 'Not For Sale' First Edition, First Issue: The Lost Fruits of Waterloo by John Spencer Bassett, Ph.D., LL.D. New York The Macmillan Company 1918. No dust cover. Also accompanied by a postcard from another professor by the name of 'Glasson'. The postcard reads: "Dear Laprade; I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of your review of Bassett's Lost Fruits of Waterloo. It would be very timely if you should make a short article of it. Send it along. The influenza epidemic at the college has almost subsided. Cordially Glasson" The influenza epidemic of 1918 killed millions of people around the world. Also present is a card from J. Sterling Moran, Director Southeastern Dept. of the Community Motion Picture Bureau, also the insert by Macmillan Company suggesting that this book is for editorial purposes only and if in the interest of the public, the price would be $1.50. Imagine that! A hardbound book for $1.50! Some soiling to the book and the book block is loose with edge wear to the spine at the heel and head of the binding. Some light fox on the inner boards but interior is mostly clean and sporadic notations in pencil by Laprade and he folded the corners so this was used by him as a working copy. John Spencer Bassett produced several books, most notably on Andrew Jackson. Professor W. T. Laprade Department of History, Duke University.

$24.00

History of British Birds, First Edition, 1797
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History of British Birds, First Edition, 1797

By Bewick, Thomas

Bewick, Thomas: (1753-1828) History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 containing the description and history of land birds etc. Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson; Edward Walker 1797; 1804, 1804. 2 vols. 8vo. xxx, [ii], 335, [1]; xx, 400 pp. With 233 cuts of birds in the text. Contemporary half-polished calf over boards, spine gilt; an excellent copy with respect to the interior of the book. Unfortunately the board is detached and nearly off. This copy is signed by Henry Oates and resented to him by his Aunt Ann Rayner in Dec. 1797. Ascended from Joseph Henry Oates to Lawrence (Titus) Oates who accompanied Scott on his expedition to the South Pole. First edition, second issue as shown by the presence of the words "Wycliffe, 1791" from the figure of the sea eagle on p. 11 of Volume I. Mottled calf over paper boards with some damage to the leather on volume one and volume two. Occasional spotting but otherwise a nice clean and internally bright copy. This is a very rare set, owing in part to the signature and ascension of the Oates family. Published in two parts, the first deals with land birds, the second with water birds. "The text of the first volume was entirely written by Ralph Beilby; the illustrations are all by Bewick. It is as illustrator and artist that Bewick is best known, and mainly on account of his excellent woodcuts this work passed through numerous editions, a supplement being published by him in 1821. He also issued a number of small atlases of cuts without descriptive matter. The text in all the treatises bearing his name is mostly compilations from earlier writers." Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, is best remembered for his wood engravings, especially those in his two works of Natural History: A General History of Quadrupeds, and A History of British Birds, Vol. I, Land Birds, Vol. II, Water Birds. The methods of printing used in the eighteenth century led Bewick to develop techniques of engraving that far surpassed the work of his contemporaries. He lowered the surface of the blocks in the areas which he 'wished to appear pale, so as to give the effect of distance'. These techniques, together with Bewick's complete mastery of the traditional methods, and his artistic ability, resulted in some exquisite engravings. Masterful engraving indeed, but all too frequently the printers of the day had neither the opportunity, time, or the incentive, to produce fine, sensitive impressions. Today, printing the engravings individually and using a combination of eighteenth and nineteenth century techniques, and twentieth century materials, I was able to produce impressions that I hope go some way towards revealing the full potential of the blocks. As always it was both a privilege and a pleasure to print these wood engravings. Bewick was born in the north of England at Cherryburn, on the south bank of the river Tyne, twelve miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, a general engraver in Newcastle. Ten years later he formed a partnership with Beilby. Wood engraving was only a small part of the business and the majority of the work involved engraving inscriptions and decorations on a wide variety of objects such as guns, dog collars, harness, clock faces, rings, cutlery and the engraving of banknotes, billheads and even bookbinders' tools and letters. Bewick is best known for his wood engravings in his two works of natural history: A General History of Quadrupeds and A History of British Birds, Vol.1 Land Birds, Vol. 2 Water Birds. Bewick started to engrave the illustrations for the Quadrupeds in 1785, and in his autobiographical Memoir 1 recounts: 'The greater part of these Wood cuts were drawn & engraved at nights, after the days work of the shop was over. The book was very well received, and Bewick was encouraged to work on a history of birds. © David Esslemont 1997. These books were purchased at a Dominic Winter Auction and further family provenance is as follows from a Oates historian. "Joseph Oates, whose name is inscribed in the volume, was the great-grandfather of Captain Oates. He was born in 1743 and died in 1824. His wife was Elizabeth Rayner, which accounts for the other signature in the book. Joseph Oates and Elizabeth Rayner had six children and the youngest, Edward (1792-1865) married Susan Grace in 1836. One of their five children was William Oates (1841-1896), the father of Captain Oates. His grandparents' names were included in the full name of Captain Oates - i.e. Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. There is a strong connection with travel and exploration throughout the Oates ancestors." There is no connection to be found that these books were taken on the expedition or recovered from the expedition, if they were, they would be worth considerably more than our price. It is safe, however to say that it was a treasured set by grandparents and parents of Oates and that both the great grandfather and father had interest in birds and collected such upon their travels around the world. From the age of 20 until his death at 32, Oates was mostly away in service or in the Antarctic. He spent 9 months at his ancestral home recovering from a leg wound he received in the Boer War in 1901.

$1400.00