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Brown's Sporting Tour in India. A Pictorial Journal of that Distinguished Sportsman's Doings in the East

By HUNT, William Shapter, Captain

London: J. Hogarth, 1865. Oblong quarto. Initial dedication leaf, additional handcolored engraved title-page, and 40 handcolored engraved plates after and by Hunt. Publisher's pebbled red cloth gilt, yellow endpapers, gilt edges, expert repairs to top and tail of spine First edition: a humourous twist on color plate sporting books. "An amusing series of well-coloured Indian sporting pictures" (Schwerdt), satirizing in narrative form the misadventures of a newcomer on a sporting tour of India. After numerous failures and much personal injury, he does manage to shoot an elephant, only to find that it was a tame elephant belonging to the government. Scarce, with only a handful of copies in OCLC (Yale, Harvard, British Library and two copies in Australia). Schwerdt I:257; Bobins, The Exotic and the Beautiful 1400.

$4500.00

Costumes of India

By D'OYLY, Sir Charles (1781-1845)

Patna: Behar Lithographic Press, 1830. Oblong 4to. Mounted lithographed title and 12 hand-coloured lithographed plates, on early paper mounts. Later paper wrappers with the original upper titled wrapper trimmed and mounted, unstitched Very rare color plate book of Indian costume from D'Oyly's Behar Lithographic Press. Born in India, Sir Charles D'Oyly was educated in England, before returning to India in the service of the East India Company in 1798. By 1808 he was Collector of Dacca, and in 1818 succeeded to baronet. After serving in a series of posts throughout India, culminating in his appointment as Senior Member of the Board of Customs, Salt and Opium, and of the Marine Board in 1833, he returned to England in 1838, and retired in 1839. He is now best known for his work as an amateur artist, lithographer and publisher in India. D'Oyly became a noted student of George Chinnery, who worked in India between 1802 and 1825. "Chinnery's love of drawing rural India and its people and animals comes through strongly in D'Oyly's work ... [D'Oyly's] work at its best is fresh and charming, and his topographical work has an engaging vividness" (Losty). Lithography came to India in the 1820s and D'Oyly was an early adopter. "In 1824 D'Oyly was the moving spirit in setting up a society of dilettanti called the Behar School of Athens ... for the promotion of the Arts & Sciences, and 'for the circulation of fun and merriment of all descriptions'" (Losty). D'Oyly had ordered a lithographic press from England in 1823, though transporting it to Patna proved difficult, with the first such attempt resulting in the destruction of the press in a squall on the Ganges. A second press was ordered, and was established at Patna named The Behar Amateur Lithographic Press in 1828 (though there is evidence that D'Oyly had access to lithographic stones at an earlier date). "Although [D'Oyly's published works] appear to be regular books in the sense that various copies of them were printed, it is obvious that none of the products of the Behar Lithographic Press was ever published in any commercial sense" (Losty). Abbey concurs, writing: "there seems to be no evidence as to whether D'Oyly sold copies of the Behar Amateur Press Books, or distributed them privately." As a result, all are rare, all vary amongst each other and of those extant, most bear direct association with D'Oyly and his circle. Archer, India Observed , pp. 70-72; Godrej and Rohatgi, Scenic Splendours , pp. 58-60; Jeremiah P. Losty, "Sir Charles D'Oyly's Lithographic Press and his Indian Assistants" in Rohatgi and Godrej, India: A Pageant of Prints , pp. 135-160; Bobins, The Exotic and the Beautiful 235; Not in Abbey.

$12000.00

Souvenir du Caire
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Souvenir du Caire

By PREZIOSI, Amadeo (1816-1882)

Paris, 1862. Folio. Engraved title, engraved list of plates and 20 chromolithographed plates, printed by Lemercier after Preziosi. Publisher's purple cloth, covers decorated in gilt and blind, expertly rebacked to style with dark purple cloth First edition of lively lithographs by one of the best known of the artists living and working in the Levant in the mid-19th century The son of Count Gio Francois Preziosi of Malta, Amadeo initially studied the law before turning to painting. After studying under Giuseppe Hyzler, Perziosi subsequently completed his art education at the Paris Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to Constantinople in 1842, fell in love with the city, and was able to make a living painting the places and people that surrounded him. It is noted in the Atabey catalogue that "Preziosi was well-known .... His studio is mentioned in Murray's guidebooks for 1854 and 1871. By that time he had become an institution in the city... He produced views of the city, and genre and costume drawings" ( The Ottoman World p.535). His paintings sold well to both the affluent local and the Grand Tourist, and his reputation was such that also served as a court painter to Sultan Abdul Hamid II. Preziosi visited Cairo in 1862 and the colourful views here depict street scenes and local inhabitants in the city and along the Nile. Colas 2425; Blackmer 1352; Hilmy II, 135.

$18500.00

American Yachts, a Series of Water-Color Sketches ... [With:] American yachts: Their clubs and races ..
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American Yachts, a Series of Water-Color Sketches ... [With:] American yachts: Their clubs and races ..

By COZZENS, Frederic S. (1846-1928); and J. D. Jerrold KELLEY (1847-1922)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. 2 volumes, oblong folio (plates) and 8vo (text). [Plates:] Printed on card throughout. Title printed in red and black. 27 mounted chromolithographic plates, paper letterpress title labels mounted on verso as issued (numbered 1-26, plus the "Extra Plate" issued for the 1885 America's Cup). Minor wear at edges and corners of the cards. [Text] Title printed in red and black, half-title. xxi, [1], 451pp., plus 25 plates. Expertly bound to style in half dark blue morocco and marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers Magnificent pictorial record of the golden age of yachting in America and one of the rarest works of American chomolithography. This work covers a period of thirty years from the first "America" race at Cowes, England in 1851, to the 1885 America's Cup. A total of nearly eighty yachts (mostly the cutters and schooners favoured in the 1870s) are depicted in actual races, including the successful defenders Magic (1870), Sappho (1871), Madelaine (1876), and Mischief (1881). Frederic Cozzens was one of America's finest marine artists. Like most great marine artists, he was thoroughly acquainted with ship building and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. It was from some of these that Armstrong & Company, among the best chromolithographers of the day, produced the superb chromolithographs of American yachts which comprise this work. The work was published by Scribner's and Sons, limited to 1250 sets and sold strictly by subscription. Contemporary advertisements for the work describe it as "the most attractive work on yachting ever issued." The accompanying text by U.S. Navy Lieutenant James Douglas Jerrold Kelley, which is often lacking from sets, describes each plate. In the Introduction, Kelley writes of the plates: "In these pictures of our pleasure fleet, the portrait of no boat has been printed until all possible means tending to accuracy have been exhausted. Whenever the originals could be found, within the year devoted to this art work, they were carefully painted, both under sail and at anchor; failing this, studies were made of verified photographs and plans, and, in many cases, the finished pictures were submitted to the owners of the boats represented; and when the criticisms were just -- for yachtsmen are not always the keenest critics of their own vessels -- these were accepted and the work revised until it received the imprimatur of those most nearly interested; finally, a number of the plates were exposed in yacht club-rooms, to the frank and solicited judgment of experienced yachtsmen, and the opinions expressed were carefully considered." The work is very rare, with only one other complete set in the auction records for the last thirty years. Not in Reese, Stamped with a National Character. Bennett, p.29; Last, The Color Explosion, pp. 34-35.

$37500.00

Engravings of the Mosaic Pavements  ... [Bound With:] [Appendix to the above] ... [And With:] [A Second Appendix]
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Engravings of the Mosaic Pavements ... [Bound With:] [Appendix to the above] ... [And With:] [A Second Appendix]

By FOWLER, William (1761-1832)

Winterton and London: the author, 1824. 3 volumes, folio. Printed dedication to Sir Joseph Banks in each volume, trimmed and mounted within a black-ruled border. 78 engravings, most hand coloured, trimmed and mounted within an ink ruled border [complete]. Extra-illustrated with 25 separately-issued prospectuses and letterpress descriptions, as detailed below. Additionally extra-illustrated with 7 unpublished engravings, as below. Expertly bound to style in half purple morocco and blue-green cloth boards, original morocco labels on the upper covers. An extraordinary collection, comprising the complete work with the very rare second appendix: extra-illustrated with numerous prospectuses and unpublished plates. "The immense works of William Fowler of Winterton in Lincolnshire -- builder, antiquary, artist, engraver, born 1760 died 1832 -- cannot be widely known, for his three vast volumes of hand-colored etchings, issued as single prints, have been rare for more than a century ...Of the third volume (second 'Appendix') [Henry] Ball wrote in 1888 that it 'seems to be quite unknown, no mention of it having ever appeared in print, to the writer's knowledge. This can only be accounted for ln the supposition that the number of copies completed was so extremely small that a perfect set of the three volumes has never yet been offered for sale' ... Fowler did not limit himself to mosaic: early stained glass interested him equally, and wandering through those published collections a fine contrast establishes itself between minutely recorded tesserae in mosaic and areas of splendid colour in the windows ... [Fowler was] the creator of some of the finest English colour prints in that ample period, and a pioneer artist-antiquary across the two unrelated themes of Roman mosaic and stained glass" (Franklin). There is some bibliographic confusion over the number of prints issued by Fowler, as some early references have mistakenly listed prints with multiple images as separate engravings, or listed nearly unique, unpublished prints (done for Fowler's own amusement or as gifts for friends) as being part of the published series. The present set is complete as issued, with 78 engravings, though is extra-illustrated 7 of the unpublished plates, as well as an astonishing number of the ephemeral prospectuses. The set comprises: VOLUME ONE [First Series] Letterpress broadside prospectus, dated 1 October 1804, advertising the sale of the completed first series, and announcing the publication of the first Appendix, headed: This day were published, by subscription, Engravings of the Principal Mosaic Pavements, which have been discovered in the course of the last and present centuries, in various parts of Great Britain. Also, Engravings of several Subjects in Stained Glass, in the windows of the Cathedrals of York, Lincoln, &c. &c. The whole executed on Twenty-Seven Plates, and each Impression accurately coloured, after the original subject of the respective plates, by William Fowler ... Oxford: Bartlett, [1804]. Engraved dedication to Sir Joseph Banks. 1) [A Mosaic pavement discovered at Winterton]. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by Hill after Fowler. London: [February 1798]. One-page letterpress prospectus, headed: "Winterton, Lincolnshire, February 7, 1798. This Day Was published by Subscription, Price One Guinea, in Colours, or Half a Guinea, plain ... A Copper Plate Engraving, Partonized by Sir Joseph Banks, F.R.S. and Executed in London." London: T. Sabine, [1798]. [An additional letterpress prospectus for the print above, but with variant text from the preceding prospectus, dated August, 12 1805 and issued by Fowler as "the Proprietor and Publisher.] 2) [A mosaic at Horkstow, Lincolnshire]. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by Hill after Fowler. London: [1799]. One-page letterpress prospectus, headed: "October 1st, 1799. This Day Was published by Subscription, Price One Guinea, in Colours, or Half a Guinea, plain ... A Copper Plate Engraving, Partonized by Sir Joseph Banks, F.R.S. and Executed in London, which represents a most Elegant Pavement." Barton: Daniel Greenwood, [1799]. 3) Roman Tessellated Pavement discovered some years ago upon the estate of Robt. Cary Elwes. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 April 1799. 4) Roman Tessellated Pavement discovered in 1793 at Lincoln near the Minster. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 April 1799. 5) A Roman Tessellated Pavement discovered in the year 1797 upon the estate of Mr. Jno. Lawrence. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: [1799]. 6) Part of a Roman Tessellated Pavement discovered at Aldbrorough Yorksh: upon the estate of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 1 January 1799. 7) Principal Patterns of the Roman Floors at Fountain Abbey near Rippon Yorksh: Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 1 February 1800. 8) Roman Tessellated Pavement discovered by the Revd. Cayley Illingworth, upon the estate of Richard Stonhewer Esq. at Scamton near Lincoln in the Year 1795. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 1 May 1800. 9) Roman Tessellated Pavement discovered some years ago upon the estate of William Gregory Williams Esqr. in the Lordship of Denton near Grantham in the County of Lincoln. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 1 November 1800. 10) Part of a Roman Tessellated Pavement discovered in Feb. 1727 upon lands in the Lordship of Denton in the County of Lincoln from an original drawing by D. Stukeley... Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by Fowler after Stukeley. Winterton: 1 December 1800. Three-page letterpress description of the above, dated at the end 7 Februrary 1801 and headed: Copy of a Letter, containing a description of a Roman pavement found near Grantham, Lincolnshire. Lincoln: W. Brooke, 1801. 11) Mosaic Pavement at Mr. Worthington's Leicester. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 23 April 1801. One page letterpress prospectus for the preceding, dated 23 April 1801, headed: "Winterton, Lincolnshire ... This Day was Published, by Subscription, Price 7s, 6d in Colours, A Copper-Plate Engraving from an original drawing taken and coloured upon the spot by W. Fowler from the Mosaic Pavement at Mr. Worthington's, Leicester..." Hull: W. Cowley, [1801] 12) Principal Patterns of the Roman Floor in Prior Crawden's Beautiful Chapel in Ely. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 20 May 1801 One page letterpress prospectus for the preceding, dated 20 May 1801, headed: "Winterton, Lincolnshire ... This Day was Published, by Subscription ... An Engraving from an original drawings, taken and coloured upon the spot by W. Fowler, From the curious Roman Pavement in Prior Crawden's beautiful Chapel, in the College of Ely. Cambridge: M. Watson, [1801]. 13) Principal Patterns of the Norman Tiles from the Floor of St. Nicholes Chapel York Minster. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 13 July 1801. 14) A Representation of Norman Pavers on the Floor of St. Peter and St. Paul's Church at Harrington Northamptonshire. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 March 1802 15) Representation of Norman Pavers in the Possession of H. Rooke, Esq. F.A.S. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 21 November 1802 16) Roman Tessellated Pavement in the Villas near Mansfield Woodhouse discovered by H. Rooke Esqr. F.A.S. in 1786. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 15 November 1802 17) Roman Tessellated Pavement found at Cotterstock in the County of Northampton in the year 1793. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 20 September 1802. 18) A Representation of the Roman Tessellated Floor discovered in 1793 at the Lea near Shrewsbury. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. [Winterton: 1802]. 19) A Tesselated Floor of an Ancient Bath at Nants in the South of France supposed to be Built by Antonious Pius. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. [Winterton: 1802-1803]. 20) A Roman Mosaic Pavement found in Littlecote Park in the parish of Ramsbury Wiltshire A.D. 1730. Folded hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. [Winterton: 1802-1803]. 21) Roman Tesselated Pavement found at Stonesfield near Blenheim House Oxfordshire the seat of his Grace the Duke of Marlborough. Folded hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 5 August 1803. One-page letterpress prospectus, dated 5 August 1803, headed: "Winterton, Lincolnshire ... This Day was Published, by Subscription, by W. Fowler ... A Copper-plate Engraving, of the Beautiful Tesselated Work, a monument of Roman magnificence, in Britain, discovered in Stonesfield .... Hull: W. & M. Turner, [1803]. 22) Jesse the Father of David King of Israel. From an original design executed in ancient stained glass in the East window of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 8 September 1802. 23) Henry Lord Beaumont, from an original design executed in ancient stain'd glass in the East window of St. Peter's Barton upon Humber. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 22 August 1803. One-page letterpress prospectus, dated 22 August 1803, headed: "Winterton, Lincolnshire ... This Day was Published, by Subscription ... An Engraving from an original drawing in ancient stained glass, in the East window of St. Peter's, Barton-upon-Humbe ... Hull: Cowley, [1803]. Henry Lord Beaumont. Unpublished engraving by and after Fowler, a larger variant of the above, printed on fine silk. Winterton, [circa 1803]. 24) Two Angels supporting the Cross. Taken from the Ancient Stain'd Glass in the upper part of the North Window in the Great Transept of Lincoln Cathedral. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: [1803]. 25) A female figure adorn'd with the Wings of an Eagle in her right hand is a spear in the left she holds a shield treading the red dragon under her feet. Taken from ancient stain'd glass in the north window of Manteon Church, Lincolnshire. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 20 October 1803. 26) A Group of Warriors, drawn and colour'd from the glass in the east window of the cathedral in York, supposed to have been painted in the thirteenth or fourteenth century. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 5 July 1804. 27) The first Angel pouring our his vial upon the Earth. Rev. 16th Verse 2d. Drawn and coloured from the glass in the east window of the Cathedral in York ... painted by John Thornton, Anno. 1405. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 5 July 1804. VOLUME TWO [First & Second Series] Letterpress broadside prospectus, dated 1 October 1804, advertising the sale of the completed first series, and announcing the publication of the first Appendix, headed: This day were published, by subscription, Engravings of the Principal Mosaic Pavements, which have been discovered in the course of the last and present centuries, in various parts of Great Britain. Also, Engravings of several Subjects in Stained Glass, in the windows of the Cathedrals of York, Lincoln, &c. &c. The whole executed on Twenty-Seven Plates, and each Impression accurately coloured, after the original subject of the respective plates, by William Fowler ... Oxford: Bartlett, [1804]. Engraved dedication to Sir. Joseph Banks. 28) The Death of St. Catherine. Copied by Permission of the Right Honorable the Earl of Carlisle, from the Original in Ancient stained glass, in His Lordships Chapel, at Castle Howard, by Wm Fowler. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 March 1805. 29) The Death of St. John the Baptist. Copied by Permission of the Right Honorable the Earl of Carlisle, from the Original in Ancient stained glass, in His Lordships Chapel, at Castle Howard, by Wm Fowler. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 March 1805. 30) Sir William de Berdewell, Drawn and Colour'd from the Original in Ancient Stain'd Glass in one of the North Windows of Bardwell Church Suffolk. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 1 August 1805. 31) Ancient Marble Table in Mosaic in the Silver Bed Room at Castle Howard, the seat of the Earl of Carlisle. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 October 1805. 32) William Lord Beaumont. After the Original in the Ancient Stained Glass in the East Window of St. Peters Church, at Barton-upon-Hunber in the County of Lincoln ... Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 20 February 1806. 33) St. Leonard After the Original in Ancient Dtained Glass in the Prebendal House of the Revd. Dr. Zouch, Prebendary of Durham. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 March 1806. 34) Stone-Font. In Godmundham Church near Market-Weighton in the East-Riding of the County of York. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 20 September 1806. One-page letterpress prospectus, dated 20 September 1806, illustrated with a small engraving by Fowler, headed: This Day Was Published, by Subscription, by William Fowler, price half a guinea, a correct engraving of the font in the parish church of Godmundham, nar Market Weighton ... Hull: Hamilton, [1806]. 35) Mosaic Pavement. Before the Shrine of Thos. A. Becket, in the Cathedral-Church, at Canterbury. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 24 February 1807. 36) [Ionas and Elisaeus] ... From the North Window in the Anti-chapel, Lincoln College, Oxford. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 March 1807. Engraved dedication to Heneage Legges, Esq. 37) A genealogical account of the Norman earls of Chester, and of two Saron earls of Mercia. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 April 1808. 38) Leofwine. Saxon Earl of Mercia. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 23 Februry 1808. 39) Leofric. Saxon Earl of Mercia. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 23 Februry 1808. 40) Hugh Sirnamed Lupus. First Earl of Chester. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 October 1807. 41) Richard Son of Hugh. Second Earl Chester. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 October 1807. 42) Ranulph de Meschines. Third Earl of Chester. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 October 1807. 43) Ranulp de Gernoniss. Fourth Earl of Chester. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 October 1807. 44) Hugh sirnamed Kevelior. Fifth Earl of Chester. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 October 1807. 45) Ranulph de Blundebill. Sixth Earl of Chester. . Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 October 1807. 46) John sirnamed Scott. Seventh Earl of Chester. . Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 October 1807. 47) [Johannes de Welby]. The above Figure is one of the Family of Sir. W. E. Welby Bart. of Denton House & is executed in stained glass in the east window of the north aisle of Repesley Church, near Grantham, Lincolnshe. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 14 September 1808. 48) Robert King D. D. Last Abbot of Osney and first Bishop of Oxford, in the Cathedral of Ch. Ch. Oxford ... Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 October 1808. One-page letterpress prospectus, dated 12 October 1808, headed: This day is published, inscribed by permission to the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, By William Fowler ... A Correct Engraving of the Whole Length Portrait of Robert King ... Oxford: Bartlett, [1808]. 49) Murder of Thomas a Becket. Drawn & Coloured from the original in ancient stained glass in the principal window of the north aisle of Ch. CH. Cathedral Oxford ... Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 20 October 1808. 50) [The penance of Henry II before the shrine of Thomas Beckett at Canterbury] From the original in the East Window of the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 2 October 1809. 51) From the original executed in ancient stained glass in one of the south windows of Browne's Hospital, Stamford. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 20 October 1808. 52) The Entrance into Chapter House at Southwell in the County of Nottingham.... Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 2 October 1809. One-page letterpress broadside prospectus and list of subscribers, dated 28 September 1809, headed: This day is published, by subscription, under the patronage of Edward, by divine providence Lord Archbishop of York, a delineation of the Arch or Entrance of the Chapter-House, at Southwell. Hull: Topping, [1809]. VOLUME THREE [Third Series] Letterpress broadside prospectus, dated 5 April 1824, advertising the sale of the second Appendix, headed: This day were published ... A Second Appendix to the Former Collection of Engravings of Mosaic Pavements, Stained Glass, Architectural Subjects, Fonts, &c... Hull: Isaac Wilson, [1824] Three-page letterpress prospectus and list of subscribers, dated 5 April 1824, headed: This Day Published, by Subscription, Engravings of the Principal Mosaic Pavements. Grantham: Storr, [1824]. 3 copies, one bound at the front of each volume. Engraved dedication to Sir. Joseph Banks. 53) The Prophet Zepheniah. The Prophet Jeremiah. From the Originals in Ancient Stained Glass in the North Aisle of Fairford Church, Gloucestershire. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 8 April 1812. 54) Percy's Shrine. On the North Side of the Altar in Beverley Minster ... Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 March 1813. Three-page letterpress prospectus, dated 12 March 1813, headed: This day is published, by subscription, under the patronage of Edward, by divine providence Lord Archbishop of York, an Engraving of the Percy Shrine. Hull: Robert Peck, [1813]. 55) Shrine of Archibishop Bowet. On the South Side of the Choir in York Minster. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 8 December 1813. Three-page letterpress prospectus, undated, with an engraved illustration of the slab, headed: This day is published, by subscription ... An Engraving of Archbishop Bowet's Shrine ... Hull: T. Topping, [1813]. 56) A Roman Tessellated Pavement. Discovered in April 1814 adjoining the Rampart within Micklegate Bar, York. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 6 November 1814. 57) From a brass Plate on the Tomb of Henry Rochford Esqr. in the Chapel founded by him & his wife. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 20 April 1812. 58) From a Tomb in the Church at Rotherfield Greys Oxon. Unpublished engraving on silk, engraved by and after Fowler, being a variant of the above. Winterton: 21 May 1812. 59) Dr. Egglesfield, Founder of Queen's College, Oxford. From an Impression of a Brass Plate presented by Dr. Stukely to Francis Drake of York & Supposed to be the only one remaining. Unpublished engraving on silk, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 1 February 1814 60) The East View of the Remains of Guisbrough Priory, Yorkshire. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 25 April 1816. One-page letterpress prospectus for the above print, dated 1 September 1817, headed: This Day is published, by Subscriptions, ... An East View of the Ruins of the Priory, at Guisborough ... Hull: Topping and Dawson, [1817]. 61) The West View of the Remains of Monastery of Thornton upon Humber, Lincolnshire. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 March 1818. One-page letterpress prospectus for the above print, undated, headed: This Day is published, by Subscriptions, ... A Perspective View of the West side of the Gateway of Thornton College... Hull: Topping and Dawson, [1818]. 62) Roman Tessellated Pavement Discovered in the Year 1816, at Horton in the County of Lincoln. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 12 March 1818. 63) Roman Tessellated Pavement Discovered in the Year 1817, at Horton in the County of Lincoln. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 23 May 1818. 64) ... View of the Steeple of the Church of Saint Nicholas Newcastle upon Tyne. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 25 July 1818. One-page letterpress prospectus for the above print, dated 4 May 1821, headed: This Day is published, by Subscription, a North West View of the Steeple of the Church of Saint Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Hull: Topping and Dawson, [1821]. 65) Selby Abbey Church - Bonwick's Tomb-Stone. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: December 1820 66) Font dug out of the Ruins of Kirkham Priory. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 24 September 1821 67) John of Gaunt. From a Window in the South Aile [sic] of Long Sutton Church, Lincolnshire. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 1 October 1822 68-73) Selby Abbey Church. Part of the East Window. Six hand-coloured engravings, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 25 January 1822 74) Roman Antiquities discovered at Haceby in the County of Lincoln. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 17 September 1823 Letterpress broadside prospectus, undated, headed: Published by Subscription ... An Engraving of a Roman Tessellated Pacement, Accurate copied from the original at Haceby ... Grantham: Storr, [1823] 75) The Font in Claypole Church, Lincolnshire. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 17 November 1823 76) The Font in Belton Church, Lincolnshire. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 17 November 1823 77) The Monument of Alan Flemying. In Newark Church ... Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 17 September 1823 Letterpress broadside prospectus, dated September 1823, headed: To be Published by Subscription ... An engraving accurately copied and reduced from the sepulchral brass ... Newark: M. Hage, [1823] From a Window in Southwell Cathedral. Unpublished hand coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 7 November 1822. 78) From Two of the East Window in Southwell Cathedral. Hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: 17 September 1823 ... View of the Altar Screen in the Minster. Separately published hand-coloured engraving, engraved by Fowler after a drawing by his son Joshua Fowler. Winterton: 23 September 1826 One-page letterpress prospectus for the above print, dated 23 September 1826, headed: Published by Subscription, An engraving of the restored altar screen in Beverley Minster. Hull: T. Topping, [1826] [Untitled hand coloured engraving from a window]. Unpublished. Engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton, no date. From the East Window in York Cathedral. Unpublished hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler, inlaid into the same sheet as the preceding. Winterton: May 1821 From one of the South Windows in St. Nicholas Church Newcastle upon Tyne. Unpublished hand-coloured engraving, engraved by and after Fowler. Winterton: May 1821 From a Tomb-Stone in the Chancel of Redburn Church. Unpublished engraving, engraved by and after Fowler, inlaid into the same sheet as the preceding. Winterton: 30 January 1829. Binnall, Peter B. G. "William Fowler: Artist and Antiquary" in Journal of the British Society of Master Glass-Painters, vol. 2, no. 4 (1928); H.W.B. Notes on Mr. William Fowler, of Winterton (Barton:1869); Lowndes I, 827 (unaware of the second appendix and stating that thirty or forty copies only were printed); Hardie, English Coloured Books, pp.13-14 ("The second appendix is almost unknown and a perfect set of the three volumes seems never to have appeared in the sale room."); Franklin, 'William Fowler of Winterton,' Book Collector, 2004, 318-412.

$29000.00

Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps
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Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps

By BROCKEDON, William (1787-1854)

London: Printed for the Author, 1828. Royal quarto. (16 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches). 109 engraved plates and maps by E. Finden & others after Brockedon, all on india paper and mounted, the maps with the routes hand coloured in outline, each plate with publisher's small blind-stamp of artist's initials at edge of the plate as issued. Contemporary red morocco by J. Wright, covers elaborately panelled in gilt, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, green and brown morocco lettering pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Peabody Institute (bookplate, inked stamp on titles and versos of plates) Large paper, India proof issue. This work was published in a variety of formats: a regular issue in twelve parts at £10.10s, large paper £15, large paper with India proofs (as here) £20, larger paper with proofs before letters £30 and largest paper with the plates in a separate folio atlas £63 (only 12 published). This example in a lovely binding by Wright, among the most fashionable binders of the period. Neate B170; Lowndes, page 279.

$2500.00

Views in India
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Views in India

By BELLEW, Captain

London: Published for the Author, 1833. Quarto. Lithographed title, 30 lithographed plates after Bellew by Walton, Purser and others, printed by Hullmandel, 78pp. text plus two errata leaves in the rear. Contemporary brown cloth boards, rebacked and retipped with calf, flat spine gilt, green morocco lettering piece in the second compartment Very rare privately printed book of lithographed views of northern and central India. This very rare work was published in six parts, comprised of five plates in each part. Includes views in Oorcha, Bundelkhand, Uttarakhand, Almora, Kamaon, Arracan, Ramree, Ambeer, Rajpootaneh, Harrowty, Gautumpore, Bundelcund, Futtypore, Dooab, and on the Ganges. The work is attributed to Henry Walter Bellew (1803-1842) or his brother Francis John Bellew (1799-1868), both of whom served as officers in the Bengal army. The British Library example includes a list of 87 subscribers not present here. OCLC records only seven copies, including the British Library example as well as incomplete copies, with no complete copy in North America. Only one other complete copy appears in the auction records for the last quarter century. Not in Abbey.

$4000.00

The Courtin'
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The Courtin'

By HOMER, Winslow, illustrator; and James Russell LOWELL

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1874. Small 4to. Title and 7 silhouette plates after Homer, reproduced in heliotype from drawings, and printed in black. Publisher's pictorial russet cloth, stamped in black and gilt Lovely example of a pictorial work by Winslow Homer, illustrating a James Russell Lowell poem. "The Courtin and Surrey of Eagles Nest are the only books illustrated wholly by Homer. Although reproduced from drawings by heliotype, a forerunner of the collotype process, The Courtin is included as a lively example of Americana" (The Artist and the Book). Artist and the Book 134; Hamilton 860.

$500.00

Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory. By Captain H. Warre, (A.D.C. to the late Commander of the Forces)

By WARRE, General Sir Henry James (1819-1898)

[London]: Dickinson & Co, 1848. Folio. (21 x 14 1/4 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), pp.[1-]5 letterpress text Sketch of the Journey. 20 hand-coloured lithographed views on 16 sheets, by Dickinson and Co., after Warre, 1 lithographic map, hand-coloured in outline with routes marked in red and blue. Very minor foxing to a few plates. Contemporary purple cloth, rebacked and retipped with dark purple morocco, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, ruled in gilt and blind on either side of each band, lettered in gilt in the second compartment Provenance: William Rathbone (booklabel); Lester E. Bauer (Parke-Bernet, 3 December 1958, lot 508); Frank T. Siebert (Sotheby's New York, 28 October 1999, lot 860) First edition, original hand-coloured issue of a work which contains the "only western color plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer" (Howes). An important record of the American west before it was touched by western civilization. Captain Warre and Lieutenant Mervin Vavasour, of the Royal Engineers, left Montreal on 5 May 1845. They initially accompanied Sir George Simpson, governor of the Hudson Bay Company, who was making a tour of inspection of the Company's outposts. On reaching Fort Garry (plate 1) at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, they teamed up with Peter Skene Ogden (1790-1854), a Company Chief Trader who had vast experience of the West, the Columbia and the Rockies in particular. Travelling mainly on horseback, the journey from the fort over the Rockies to Fort Colville took them from 16 June to 12 August. This section of the journey is illustrated by five plates. They left Fort Colville in boats and made their way down the Columbia River arriving at the Pacific on 25 August (3 plates). They then spent the winter exploring Oregon Territory and the Pacific Coast, visiting the Company settlement on the Willamette River (2 plates), exploring the Columbia River (1 plate), visiting Fort George on the Columbia River (2 plates), Vancouver Island and Fort Vancouver (1 plate), Cowelitz River and Puget's Sound. Once the weather started to improve, Warre and Vavasour and a party of about 30 began their westward journey on 25 March 1846, again by boat, but this time against the current. Warre made sketches of Mount Hood (2 plates) during this journey. They arrived at Fort Walla Walla, a distance of about 200 miles, on 3 April. They then took to horses again, and taking a short cut of about 250 miles, made for Fort Colville across a desert landscape (1 plate). From Fort Colville they went up the Columbia by boat for about 250 miles, setting off to cross the Rockies on foot. After seven days their food ran out, but, fortunately, a search party sent out from the Company station at Jasper's House found them and guided them to safety. The station was on the Atthabasca River, and from here they again took to boats and swiftly descended a distance of nearly 400 miles in two and half days to Fort Assinboine. On horseback, they travelled 100 miles in three days to Fort Edmonton on the Saskatchawan River. Then, by boat, 500 miles down the river to Fort Carlton. Again on horseback, they crossed the prairie to Red River in ten days, a distance of about 450 miles, arriving back at Fort Garry on 7 June. Here they met up with Sir George Simpson and together returned by boat to Montreal, arriving on 20 July 1846. The background to the journey was semi-official and semi-secret: Warre and Vavasour were to make what amounted to a military reconnaissance of the Oregon Territory. American expansionists were making it clear that the uneasy joint occupation of Oregon by the United States and Great Britain was not equitable and were demanding that a northernmost frontier be established. The two officers, with the enthusiastic support of the Hudson Bay Company, were sent to gather information that would be of use in the negotiations. As Howes notes, Warre's dramatic depiction of the scenery, situations and incidents he encountered has resulted in "the only western color plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer." This copy without the dedication to the Hudson Bay Company executives, which, as Howes notes was not issued in all copies. Warre continued with his military career after his return to Great Britain, serving with distinction in both the Crimean and the New Zealand Maori wars, he was knighted for his military services and retired with the rank of General. In addition to the present work he also published a series of views in the Crimea, published in London in 1856, but the present work is his undoubted masterpiece. Abbey Travel II, 656; Graff 4543; Howes W-114; Sabin 101455; Smith 10727; Wagner-Camp 157.

$150000.00

Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver and Colours, comprising upwards of two thousand specimens of the various styles of ancient, Oriental and mediaeval art
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Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver and Colours, comprising upwards of two thousand specimens of the various styles of ancient, Oriental and mediaeval art

By RACINET, Auguste (1825-1893)

Londone: Henry Sotheran and Co, 1877. Small folio. 100 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's red cloth, decoratively blocked in black and gold Provenance: Peabody Institute (inked stamps on each plate) Spectacular chromolithographs of the highest order: English edition of Racinet's masterpiece. Racinet's survey of multi-coloured ornament in all its forms is a companion volume to his great Costume Historique . The work amounts to a world-wide survey of most of the decorative arts through history: included are examples of fabrics, leather work and book-bindings, ceramics, mosaics, enamel, metalwork, onlays, niello-work and 'metallic marquetry', jewellry, sculpture, lacquered and painted wood, painted murals, painted furniture, illuminated manuscripts, the human figure as a decorative element and finally 'cartouches'.

$900.00

Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. W. Hamilton ... Antiquitès Etrusques, Grecques, et Romaines tirées du Cabinet de M. Hamilton ..

By HANCARVILLE, Pierre-François Hugues d' (1719-1805); - Sir William HAMILTON (1730-1803)

Naples: François Morelli, 1776. 4 volumes, folio. (18 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches). Text in English and French. Hand-coloured, engraved titles in English and French, 5 engraved dedication plates, 436 engraved plates (183 hand coloured, 73 double-page, 4 folding), plus engraved headpieces, tailpieces and initials (printed in colours in vol. 4). Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked and restored at edges, marbled endpapers Provenance: British Museum (initials M. B. in gilt on the upper covers, inked accession stamp on verso of English titles, and with duplicate release stamps dated 1804); Benjamin Gott (armorial bookplates) The most important 18th century work on antiquities and among the most beautiful books with hand coloured plates: the book which launched a style. Sir William Hamilton was the British ambassador to Naples during the city's golden age, from 1764 to 1800. An avid antiquarian, Hamilton assembled one of the world's finest collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. The core of his collection was bought en bloc from the Porcinari family, after an introduction by art dealer Hugues d'Hancarville. Hamilton added several more choice items before selling the entire collection to the British Museum in 1772 for £8400, where it became one of main collections in the department of Greek and Roman antiquities. However, before the collection was shipped to England, Hamilton arranged for Hugues d'Hancarville to oversee the cataloguing and drawing of 312 vases in the collection. The published work is a triumphant example of graphic art and book production of the highest order. Published by subscription, Hamilton largely financed the publication himself. "While the frontispiece of the first volume bears the date 1766 and those of the third and fourth volumes the date 1767, the actual appearance of the work was long delayed. Under d'Hancarville's direction, draughtsmen, etchers, and printers at first worked on the execution of the large-format plates, along with the unusually elaborate initials and vignettes often based on Piranesi originals. The artists included the draughtsmen Edmondo Beaulieu, Giovanni Battista Tierce and Giuseppe Bracci, and the engravers Filippo de Grado, Carlo Nolli, Tommaso Piroli, Antoine Alexandre Joseph Cardon, Antonio Lamberti and Carmine Pignatari. A leading role was played by Giuseppe Bracci who evidently developed a new printing process specifically for the plates" (Schütze). The first volume would be published at the end of 1767, with the second volume following in 1769. D'Hancarville's financial problems led him to forfeit the finished plates for the final volumes to Florentine creditors in 1773; Hamilton's intervention and additional funding led to the final two volumes to be published in 1776. An elaborate and expensive production, volumes one and two were limited to 500 copies, and only 100 copies of volumes three and four were published. Never before had ancient vases been represented with such meticulous detail and beauty, and the result would become a neoclassical masterpiece. Indeed, the work's publication is largely credited with launching neo-classicism in England, most notably seen in the designs of Josiah Wedgwood. "The sale to a public institution, together with the publication of the Antiquities, were aimed above all at disseminating a new style throughout Europe ... the magnificent plates of Hamilton's vases were quickly given an enthusiastic reception all over Europe. This was the first time ancient vases had been documented so precisely and so comprehensively ... they created a style, and in this sense, doubtless exceeded even Hamilton's own expectations" (Schütze). This set with esteemed provenance to the British Museum, who purchased the collection from Hamilton, and noted Industrial Revolution textile manufacturer Benjamin Gott (1762-1840). An absolutely beautiful set, and extremely rare found complete, as here. Brunet I, 321; Blackmer 845; Blackmer sale 657; Berlin Katalog 890; Cohen-de Ricci 474; Vinet 1528; Sebastian Schütze, "Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. W. Hamilton" in The Complete Collection of Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton (Taschen, Bibliotheca Universale: 2015).

$225000.00

Ladies' Old-Fashioned Shoes ... [Bound with:] Supplement to Old-Fashioned Shoes
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Ladies' Old-Fashioned Shoes ... [Bound with:] Supplement to Old-Fashioned Shoes

By GREIG, Thomas Watson (d. 1912)

Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1889. 2 volumes in one, oblong folio. (11 x 17 1/4 inches). 11 chromolithographed plates, some printed with gold and silver inks, each plate with a corresponding text leaf describing the shoes. [Supplement, bound in rear:] 6 plates (4 chromolithographed). Publisher's paper-covered pictorial boards, expertly rebacked to style with red morocco The scarce first edition of this desirable illustrated monograph on women's shoes of the 17th century, complete with the scarce supplement. "The following Illustrations of Old Shoes are intended to preserve in an intelligible form what is fast crumbling into dust; and it has been my endeavour to collect the very best and most authentic specimens, as well as to show the variety of shapes and the excellence of the workmanship and design used by our ancestors" (Preface). Only 250 copies of the work were printed. Hiler, p. 395; Lipperheide 1744 and 1744a; Colas 1312-13.

$7250.00

Le Caire Moeurs et Costumes
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Le Caire Moeurs et Costumes

By PREZIOSI, Amadeo (1816-1882)

Paris: Canson, 1883. Folio. (24 1/2 x 18 inches). [8]pp, plus 20 chromolithographed plates, printed by Lemercier afte Preziosi. Expertly bound to style in half red morocco and period red cloth, spine gilt with raised bands Lively lithographs by one of the best known of the artists living and working in the Levant in the mid-19th century: one of 500 numbered copies. The son of Count Gio Francois Preziosi of Malta, Amadeo initially studied the law before turning to painting. After studying under Giuseppe Hyzler, Perziosi subsequently completed his art education at the Paris Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to Constantinople in 1842, fell in love with the city, and was able to make a living painting the places and people that surrounded him. It is noted in the Atabey catalogue that "Preziosi was well-known .... His studio is mentioned in Murray's guidebooks for 1854 and 1871. By that time he had become an institution in the city... He produced views of the city, and genre and costume drawings" ( The Ottoman World p.535). His paintings sold well to both the affluent local and the Grand Tourist, and his reputation was such that also served as a court painter to Sultan Abdul Hamid II. Preziosi visited Cairo in 1862 and the colourful views here depict street scenes and local inhabitants in the city and along the Nile. First published in 1862, the present re-issue, limited to 500 numbered copies, was published under the direction of the Encyclopédie des Arts Décoratifs de L'Orient. Colas 2425; Blackmer 1352.

$18500.00

Views of Calcutta and its environs

By D'OYLY, Sir Charles (1781-1845)

London: Dickinson & Co, 1848. Folio. (27 x 19 1/4 inches). Tinted lithographic title and 27 views on 25 leaves by Dickinson & Co. after d'Oyly (one folding). Expertly bound to style in half green morocco and publisher's green cloth-covered boards, decorative gilt blocked title on upper cover, flat spine gilt, marbled endpapers Provenance: Kimbolton Castle (shelf label) A fine example of this important series of lithographed views: Sir Charles d'Oyly's masterpiece. According to Abbey this work was published for 6 guineas plain (as here) and 10 guineas hand-coloured. The work is one of the three great books on Calcutta by English artists (the works of Thomas Daniell and James Baillie Fraser being the other two). It is also a celebration of the synthesis of cultures that took place in India and reached its early maturity in the city of Calcutta and its environs. In some cases this is not immediately obvious: an almost entirely western scene 'St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta' contrasts with the view of the 'Mosque at Borranypore', an entirely Indian scene. However in most cases there is a harmonious mixture of Indian and British subject matter which gives d'Oyly's views their unique flavour. They were intended to display the vigour and confidence of British empire builders in an exotic location but end up being much more than this. D'Oyly's love and deep knowledge of the Indian sub-continent means that he is able to capture the small details which were missed by most European artists of the time. Born in India, Sir Charles d'Oyly was educated in England, before returning to India in the service of the East India Company in 1798. By 1808 he was Collector of Dacca, and in 1818 succeeded to baronet. After serving in a series of posts throughout India, culminating in his appointment as Senior Member of the Board of Customs, Salt and Opium, and of the Marine Board in 1833, he returned to England in 1838, and retired in 1839. He is now best known for his work as an amateur artist and publisher of lithographs (he set up his own lithographic press at Patna in 1828: 'The Behar Amateur Lithographic Press'). Bishop Heber, who stayed with him at Bankipore, wrote that d'Oyly was 'the best gentleman artist I ever met with' and this is certainly borne out by the present work which includes excellent views of many of the main sights of Calcutta. Cf. Abbey Travel II,497; Tooley 187.

$15000.00

Geographical Fun: Being Humorous Outlines of Various Countries with an Introduction and Descriptive Lines by "Aleph"
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Geographical Fun: Being Humorous Outlines of Various Countries with an Introduction and Descriptive Lines by "Aleph"

By [HARVEY, William Henry (1811-1866)]

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1868. 4to. (10 3/4 x 9 inches). [8]pp., plus [4]pp. publisher's ads in the rear. 12 chromolithographed maps, lithographed by Vincent, Brooks, Day & Son. Publisher's green cloth, upper cover lettered and decorated in gilt and with a large central pictorial onlay A complete copy of a rare atlas of anthropomorphic maps of European countries. The introduction describes these caricature maps as the work of a "young lady ... in her fifteenth year." The introduction itself and accompanying four lines of verse beneath each map are ascribed to "Aleph" on the title-page, but the book was in fact a posthumous work by William Harvey, wood-engraver, illustrator and writer of verse for children. The 12 chromolithographed, anthropomorphic maps comprise: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Prussia, Germany, Holland & Belgium, Denmark and Russia.

$4500.00

Views of Calcutta and its environs
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Views of Calcutta and its environs

By D'OYLY, Sir Charles (1781-1845)

London: Dickinson & Co, 1848. Folio. (27 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches). Lithographed throughout. Hand-coloured title and 27 views on 25 leaves by Dickinson & Co. after d'Oyly (one folding, all heightened with gum arabic). Publisher's red cloth-covered boards, the upper cover blocked in gilt with a large architectural vignette incorporating the title, expertly rebacked and retipped with red morocco, the flat spine divided into five compartments by single thick fillets, titled in the third compartment, marbled endpapers A fine copy of the rare deluxe hand-coloured issue of Sir Charles d'Oyly's masterpiece According to Abbey this work was published for 6 guineas plain and 10 guineas hand-coloured, as here. The very fine hand-colouring of the deluxe issue adds a depth and vibrancy to the scenes that is mostly lacking from the uncoloured version. In our experience, copies with genuine contemporary hand-colouring were always bound in red half morocco by the publishers. (The Abbey copy is in green half morocco and hand-coloured; but this was almost certainly done later.) The deluxe issue of this work is one of the three great books on Calcutta by English artists (the works of Thomas Daniell and James Baillie Fraser being the other two). It is also a celebration of the synthesis of cultures that took place in India and reached its early maturity in the city of Calcutta and its environs. In some cases this is not immediately obvious: an almost entirely western scene 'St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta' contrasts with the view of the 'Mosque at Borranypore', an entirely Indian scene. However in most cases there is a harmonious mixture of Indian and British subject matter which gives d'Oyly's views their unique flavour. They were intended to display the vigour and confidence of British empire builders in an exotic location but end up being much more than this. D'Oyly's love and deep knowledge of the Indian sub-continent means that he is able to capture the small details which were missed by most European artists of the time. Born in India, Sir Charles d'Oyly was educated in England, before returning to India in the service of the East India Company in 1798. By 1808 he was Collector of Dacca, and in 1818 succeeded to baronet. After serving in a series of posts throughout India, culminating in his appointment as Senior Member of the Board of Customs, Salt and Opium, and of the Marine Board in 1833, he returned to England in 1838, and retired in 1839. He is now best known for his work as an amateur artist and publisher of lithographs (he set up his own lithographic press at Patna in 1828: 'The Behar Amateur Lithographic Press'). Bishop Heber, who stayed with him at Bankipore, wrote that d'Oyly was 'the best gentleman artist I ever met with' and this is certainly borne out by the present work which includes excellent views of many of the main sights of Calcutta. Cf. Abbey Travel II,497; Tooley 187.

$36000.00

A Picturesque Voyage to India; by the way of China
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A Picturesque Voyage to India; by the way of China

By DANIELL, Thomas (1749-1840) and William DANIELL (1769-1837)

London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row; and William Daniell, no. 9, Cleveland-Street, Fitzroy-Square. By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, 1810. Oblong quarto. (8 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches). 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates on card, drawn & engraved by Thomas and William Daniell. Contemporary green morocco, covers elaborately tooled in gilt, flat spine gilt The rare hand-coloured first edition of this finely-illustrated account of the Daniells' voyage to China and India. In 1784, Thomas Daniell received permission from the East India Company to travel to India "to follow his profession of an engraver." He was accompanied by his nephew, William Daniell. They travelled aboard the Atlas bound for China and continued to Bengal in a smaller vessel, reaching India by early 1786. Their travels both to and in India resulted in some of the finest illustrations to come before the public and their work was - and remains - greatly in demand. A Picturesque Voyage to India records their journey from England. Starting from Gravesend, via Beachy Head to Madeira (2 plates), the crossing the equator and then on via the Cape of Good Hope (2 plates) to the East Indies (10 plates) to China (23 plates) including Macao and Canton, then back via the Straits of Malacca (2 plates) to Bengal and Calcutta (5 plates). The group of images of coastal China form a particularly valuable record of the area as it was beginning to open up to the West, and pictures of Bengal and Calcutta include one of the Daniell's most famous images: "Calcutta from the Garden Reach". It is also one of the rare instances in which the image was re-worked to include new information gathered from a drawing made at a later date by another artist, for certain of the buildings shown were not in existence during the Daniells' time in India. The final plate shows the "Old Fort Gaut" which was to become notorious almost half a century later as the site of the "black hole of Calcutta." A lovely example, in a contemporary binding. Abbey Travel II. 516; Archer p12; Colas 797; Lipperheide 1523; Sutton 19-20; Bastin & Brommer 70.

$12500.00

Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition
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Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition

By HEINE, Wilhelm (1827-1885)

New York: G.P. Putnam & Company, 1856. Folio. (20 x 14 inches). 12 ff. letterpress text. 10 lithographic prints (one tinted portrait of Perry on india paper mounted from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, nine hand-coloured views by Heine [two of these chromolithographed, seven printed in two colours on india paper mounted]), all printed by Sarony & Co., all mounted on thick card with smooth glossy backings. Text in the original yellow pictorial wrappers, expertly rebacked to style with purple cloth, the plates loose as issued with the text within a half purple morocco and period purple cloth portfolio, yellow pastedowns and flaps, cloth ties. All within a black morocco backed box. An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan: the very rare deluxe, hand coloured issue on card. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant-folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, among the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves ... none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" (Introduction). Copies were produced tinted (though with some plates with several colors) on regular paper and a very rare deluxe hand-coloured issue on card (like the present example). The plates are numbered and titled as follows 1. [portrait of Perry]; 2. Macao from Penha Hill; 3. Whampoa Pagoda; 4. Old China Street, Canton; 5. Kung-kwa at On-na, Lew-Chew; 6. Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama; 7. Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda; 8. Street and bridge at Simoda; 9. Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda; 10. Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge. Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. Two distinct issues of Heine's work were published: a regular issue with hand coloured plates on thick card; and the deluxe issue, like the present, with more elaborate hand coloring and on thick cards with glossy paper backings. The deluxe issue is considerably more rare than the regular issue. Bennett, p.53; McGrath American Color Plate Books 123.

$32000.00

Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon
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Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon

By DESCHAMPS, John

London: Published for the Author by Ackermann and Co, 1845. Folio. (19 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches). [4], 48 pp., plus lithographed additional title and 12 lithographed plates. Publisher's green cloth boards, upper cover stamped in gilt, expertly rebacked to style with dark green morocco Scarce folio lithographed view book of Ceylon. Deschamps, an officer in the Royal Artillery, spent nine years in Sri Lanka (1828-1838), during which time he compiled the material contained in this work. He aims were broad, and as he noted in his preface included representing the scenery, customs, objects, dress, and professions. "The views are twelve in number and have been selected as representing some of the scenes and objects most familiar to those who are acquainted with Ceylon, and, as being, from their associations, most likely to prove interested to the generality of them; and, at the same time, every opportunity has been seized to illustrate costumes, as well as the habits and occupations of the natives" (Preface). The images, after drawings by the author, are lithographed by Giles and Hanhart. The plates comprise: Fort of Colombo; The Galli Face Esplanade; Adam's Peak and the Take of Colombo; Slave Island; Adam's Peak and Slave Island; Colpitty; The Ferry House; Bhudhist Temples; The Ferry at Bentotte; The Rock of Mulkirricalle; The Lake of Kanuy; Great Elephant Kraal. Abbey Travel 414.

$12000.00

The Oriental Album: Twenty illustrations in oil colors of the people and scenery of Turkey, with an explanatory and descriptive text

By VAN LENNEP, Henry John (1815-1889)

New York: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862. Folio. (18 x 13 1/2 inches). Tinted lithographic additional title by Charles Parsons, printed by Endicott & Co., 20 chromolithographic plates by Parsons after van Lennep, all printed by Endicott & Co. of New York. Expertly bound to style in half red morocco and period marbled paper covered boards, spine gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers A rare and important American color-plate book. One of the relatively few American costume books, and certainly the best such created in 19th-century America. This is a notable and unusual instance of the taste for the Ottoman or "Turkish" which manifested itself in the furniture of the period but seldom in books. In terms of American color-plate books, this is one of the only large projects from the 1860s, when the Civil War seems to have curtailed production of such lavish enterprises. "The one really big chromolithographic book of this decade ... the art is simple, but [Charles] Parson's hand is obvious in the good lithography, and Endicott's printing is well done for its time" (McGrath). "Endicott achieved a rich variety of color which demonstrated the increased technical ability of American printers in the medium" (Reese). Henry Van Lennep was born in Smyrna, the son of European merchants. Educated, on the advice of American missionaries, in the United States, he returned to Turkey as a missionary in 1840, and spent most of the next twenty years in various parts of the Ottoman Empire. Returning to the United States in 1861, he turned his superb original drawings of Middle Eastern life into the Oriental Album. The plates include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire. Included are plates of "A Turkish Effendi", "Armenian Lady (at home)", "Turkish and Armenian Ladies (abroad)", "Turkish Scribe", "Turkish Lady of Rank (at home)", "Turkish Cavass (police officer)", "Turkish Lady (unveiled)", "Armenian Piper", "Armenian Ladies (at home)", "Armenian Marriage Procession", "Armenian Bride", "Albanian Guard", "Armenian Peasant Woman", "Bagdad Merchant (travelling)", "Jewish Marriage", "Jewish Merchant", "Gypsy Fortune Telling", "Bandit Chief", "Circassian Warrior", "Druse Girl." Bennett, p.108; Blackmer Catalogue 1715; Blackmer Sale 1500; DAB XIX, 200; McGrath, pp.38, 115, 162; Reese, Stamped with a National Character 97; Atabey 1274.

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