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ELEGANT EPISTLES: BEING A COPIOUS SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING LETTERS, FROM...
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ELEGANT EPISTLES: BEING A COPIOUS SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING LETTERS, FROM THE MOST EMINENT EPISTOLARY WRITERS. [and] ELEGANT EXTRACTS FROM THE MOST EMINENT BRITISH POETS

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London: Printed for John Sharpe and Hector Mc'Lean, [ca. 1820]. 133 x 83 mm. (5 1/4 x 3 1/4"). Pleasing 19th century red straight-grain morocco, covers with blind-ruled frame and gilt cresting roll accented with palmettes, raised bands, spines panels densely gilt in a repeating pattern of curls and volutes, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. EACH VOLUME WITH AN ATTRACTIVE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A LANDSCAPE. Each volume with engraved title page vignette. Title pages with the 19th century signature of M. B. Battew(?). Joints and extremities somewhat rubbed (one volume starting at the head) but the bindings entirely secure, spines a little darkened, some volumes chipped with a little loss at head, occasional mild foxing or offsetting, but excellent examples overall, with pleasing and well-preserved fore-edge paintings. Offered individually, these volumes contain edifying excerpts that might be studied both for their improving content and for their examples of form to be used in one's own compositions. The… Read more
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ELEGANT EPISTLES: BEING A COPIOUS SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING LETTERS, FROM...
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ELEGANT EPISTLES: BEING A COPIOUS SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING LETTERS, FROM THE MOST EMINENT EPISTOLARY WRITERS. [and] ELEGANT EXTRACTS FROM THE MOST EMINENT BRITISH POETS

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London: Printed for John Sharpe and Hector Mc'Lean, [ca. 1820]. 133 x 83 mm. (5 1/4 x 3 1/4"). Pleasing 19th century red straight-grain morocco, covers with blind-ruled frame and gilt cresting roll accented with palmettes, raised bands, spines panels densely gilt in a repeating pattern of curls and volutes, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. EACH VOLUME WITH AN ATTRACTIVE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A LANDSCAPE. Each volume with engraved title page vignette. Title pages with the 19th century signature of M. B. Battew(?). Joints and extremities somewhat rubbed (one volume starting at the head) but the bindings entirely secure, spines a little darkened, some volumes chipped with a little loss at head, occasional mild foxing or offsetting, but excellent examples overall, with pleasing and well-preserved fore-edge paintings. Offered individually, these volumes contain edifying excerpts that might be studied both for their improving content and for their examples of form to be used in one's own compositions. The… Read more
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[WORKS]. P. VIRGILIUS MARO: IN USUM SCHOLARUM / AD NOVISSIMAM HEYNII EDITIONEM EXACTUS
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[WORKS]. P. VIRGILIUS MARO: IN USUM SCHOLARUM / AD NOVISSIMAM HEYNII EDITIONEM EXACTUS

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Londini: Impensis J. Johnson et al., 1809. 248 x 146 mm. (9 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l., 700 pp.With commentary by Christian Gottlob Heyne. HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY NAVY BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, DENSELY GILT, covers with thick and thin gilt rule border and large central laurel wreath, that on the front with the Latin motto "Honoris Causa" ("For the sake of honor"), that on the rear with the name Thomas T. Churton and the date 1817, raised bands, spine lavishly gilt in compartments filled with foliage and small tools emanating from a central fleuron, gilt titling and turn-ins, all edges gilt. WITH A SPLENDID LATER PAINTING OF MOUNT ETNA ON THE FORE EDGE. In a recent plush-lined blue folding cloth box with gilt spine titling. With ink stamp of Bolton Public Library on verso of title and first page of text. Lowndes IV, 2777. Corners slightly bumped, boards a little faded, first two gatherings mildly foxed, isolated rust spots or faint freckled foxing, but still AN ESPECIALLY… Read more
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THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
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THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

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London: [Printed by C. Whittingham for] for John Reeves, Esq, 1807. 247 x 142 mm. (9 5/8 x 5 5/8"). [208] leaves, 64 pp. Very pretty contemporary red straight-grain morocco, gilt in the Romantic style, covers with elegant gilt-roll frame, central panel with intricate fan cornerpieces, raised bands, spine attractively gilt, gilt-rolled turn-ins, all edges gilt. WITH AN EXCELLENT FORE-EDGE PAINTING, probably of the city of Chester in Cheshire, showing a river wending through a landscape, a town with a castle and cathedral on one shore, a sailboat on the water, and a woman doing laundry in the foreground. Griffiths 1807-1. Extremities very slightly rubbed, a hint of soiling and a few spots on the covers, one page with a short tear in the text (no loss), a few small isolated stains, but A FINE EXAMPLE--clean and bright throughout, in an attractive binding with no significant wear, and with a painting that is very well preserved. This work contains a lovely and finely detailed fore-edge painting… Read more
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ELEGANT EPISTLES: BEING A COPIOUS SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING LETTERS, FROM...

ELEGANT EPISTLES: BEING A COPIOUS SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING LETTERS, FROM THE MOST EMINENT EPISTOLARY WRITERS. [and] ELEGANT EXTRACTS FROM THE MOST EMINENT BRITISH POETS

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London: Printed for John Sharpe and Hector Mc'Lean, [ca. 1820]. 133 x 83 mm. (5 1/4 x 3 1/4"). Pleasing 19th century red straight-grain morocco, covers with blind-ruled frame and gilt cresting roll accented with palmettes, raised bands, spines panels densely gilt in a repeating pattern of curls and volutes, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. EACH VOLUME WITH AN ATTRACTIVE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A LANDSCAPE. Each volume with engraved title page vignette. Title pages with the 19th century signature of M. B. Battew(?). Joints and extremities somewhat rubbed (one volume starting at the head) but the bindings entirely secure, spines a little darkened, some volumes chipped with a little loss at head, occasional mild foxing or offsetting, but excellent examples overall, with pleasing and well-preserved fore-edge paintings. Offered individually, these volumes contain edifying excerpts that might be studied both for their improving content and for their examples of form to be used in one's own compositions. The… Read more
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ELEGANT EPISTLES: BEING A COPIOUS SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING LETTERS, FROM...

ELEGANT EPISTLES: BEING A COPIOUS SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING LETTERS, FROM THE MOST EMINENT EPISTOLARY WRITERS. [and] ELEGANT EXTRACTS FROM THE MOST EMINENT BRITISH POETS

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London: Printed for John Sharpe and Hector Mc'Lean, [ca. 1820]. 133 x 83 mm. (5 1/4 x 3 1/4"). Pleasing 19th century red straight-grain morocco, covers with blind-ruled frame and gilt cresting roll accented with palmettes, raised bands, spines panels densely gilt in a repeating pattern of curls and volutes, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. EACH VOLUME WITH AN ATTRACTIVE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A LANDSCAPE. Each volume with engraved title page vignette. Title pages with the 19th century signature of M. B. Battew(?). Joints and extremities somewhat rubbed (one volume starting at the head) but the bindings entirely secure, spines a little darkened, some volumes chipped with a little loss at head, occasional mild foxing or offsetting, but excellent examples overall, with pleasing and well-preserved fore-edge paintings. Offered individually, these volumes contain edifying excerpts that might be studied both for their improving content and for their examples of form to be used in one's own compositions. The… Read more
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BILL OF SALE OF THE EFFECTS OF P. D. KERN, DECEASED
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BILL OF SALE OF THE EFFECTS OF P. D. KERN, DECEASED

by (SLAVERY). A MANUSCRIPT BIFOLIUM ON PAPER

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Virginia(?), September 19th and 20th, 1826. 337 x 404 mm. (13 1/4 x 15 1/2"). [4] pp. A few creases, central crease with to very small tears, paper lightly toned, but in very good condition overall, with no major defects. This sobering document records the sale of the various properties owned by a Mr. P. D. Kern, including several slaves. The majority of the effects listed here are farm equipment, home goods, and livestock; the latter is followed by the names of a total of nine slaves including two men (Anthony and Andrew), three children sold with their mother (Miny), one boy (Morris), and two girls (Peggy and Jenny). To see these names listed among horses and water pails is a grim reminder of our not-so-distant past. We were not able to locate any information on P. D. Kern, but a relation, Sarah Kern, is listed here as the purchaser of several slaves and other effects. Further research into the other names listed here may furnish more fruitful results.
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PROEFNEMINGEN EN MONSTER-BLADEN, OM PAPIER TE MAAKEN
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PROEFNEMINGEN EN MONSTER-BLADEN, OM PAPIER TE MAAKEN

by (PAPERMAKING). [SCHÄFFER, J. C.]

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Amsterdam: Jan Christian Sepp, 1770. 188 x 145 mm. (7 1/2 x 5 3/4"). [iv], 56, [2]; viii, 32 pp. Contemporary half calf over speckled tan paper boards, raised bands, compartments with gilt lettering and flower motifs. With frontispiece printed in blue, 33 leaves of paper specimens, and four hand-colored plates. Front free endpaper with a pencilled ownership inscription. Hunter, "Papermaking Through Eighteen Centuries," pp. 53-68. Significant general wear to the insubstantial original binding, but the book quite firm and still appealing because unrestored. Lower hinge separating, the occasional negligible chip or tear to the specimens (one of the hemp specimens with more noticeable open tears), faint offsetting to the front endpapers (from a laid-in piece of paper), but overall A SURPRISINGLY NICE COPY of a book one would expect to find in terrible shape, the contents very clean and the specimens remarkably well preserved, given the materials involved. This is an extremely rare and… Read more
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NAGASHIZUKI.  THE JAPANESE CRAFT OF HAND PAPERMAKING
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NAGASHIZUKI. THE JAPANESE CRAFT OF HAND PAPERMAKING

by (PAPERMAKING). (BIRD & BULL PRESS). BARRETT, TIMOTHY

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North Hills, Pennsylvania: Bird & Bull Press, 1979. ONE OF 300 COPIES. 285 x 203 mm. (11 1/8 x 7 7/8"). 120 pp., [2] leaves. ONE OF 300 COPIES. Publisher's blue Japanese patterned paper boards backed with brick red morocco, smooth spine with gilt titling, red endpapers and flyleaves. With 24 etchings by Richard Flavin, illustrating the papermaking process and the equipment used, 18 of these full-page. WITH 14 PAPER SAMPLES mounted on two leaves; original prospectus laid in. In mint condition. Handsomely printed on beautiful handmade paper, this work includes an array of illustrations and real paper specimens to aid the viewer in visualizing traditional Japanese papermaking techniques. Author Timothy Barrett met artist Richard Flavin while studying at the Paper Industry Experimental Station in Ogawa-machi, Japan, in the early 1970s, and they collaborated on this project shortly thereafter. Both men have enjoyed continued success in their fields--Barrett as a paper specialist and the director of… Read more
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ARESTA AMORUM LI. [bound with]  BEMBO, PIETRO. LES AZOLAINS DE MONSEIGNEUR BEMBO, DE LA NATURE...
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ARESTA AMORUM LI. [bound with] BEMBO, PIETRO. LES AZOLAINS DE MONSEIGNEUR BEMBO, DE LA NATURE D'AMOUR

by (BINDINGS - EARLY). MARTIAL D'AUVERGNE OU DE PARIS

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Lyon: Sébastien Gryphe, 1546; Paris: Michel de Vascozan, 1548. 181 x 112 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 3/8"). 430 pp., [9] leaves (last blank); 155 leaves.First work edited and with Latin commentary by Benoît le Court; Second work translated from Italian by Jean Martin, secretary to Cardinal Lenoncourt. CONTEMPORARY BLIND-STAMPED CALF, COVERS WITH ESPECIALLY APPEALING ALLEGORICAL ROLL FRAME OF THE ROMAN DEITIES, each shown with the symbol of the astrological sign(s) ruled by their namesake planets, central panel with small three-plume stamp, panel on upper cover with early ink inscription, raised bands, small holes for two ties. Printer's device (Baudrier, Gryphe #6) on final page of first work. First work: Baudrier VIII, 200. Binding roll not in Fogelmark, Goldschmidt, Haebler, or EBDB. A little crackling and a couple of small abrasions to spine leather, tiny cracks at joint ends, extremities a bit rubbed, lower cover with small patch of lost patina from insect activity, hinges slightly open before first and… Read more
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THE WORKS
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THE WORKS

by PARKMAN, FRANCIS

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Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1885-86. 210 x 140 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 1/2"). 10 volumes. Quite pleasing contemporary half calf, attractively gilt, marbled sides, edges, and endpapers, raised bands, gilt spine compartments with cornerpiece volutes and botanical centerpiece, red and olive morocco labels. With two frontispiece portraits, 14 single-page maps, and six double-page maps. Leather at corners variably (sometimes rather) torn and abraded, joints a bit rubbed (but with nothing approaching a crack), a few scuffs and small stains to spines, but still quite a pretty set, the spines especially bright, and the marbled paper boards and text in mint condition. This is an appealing set of the works of the important American historian Francis Parkman (1823-93), comprising "La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West," "The Jesuits in North America," "The Oregon Trail," "Count Frontenac," "The Old Régime in Canada," "Pioneers of France in the New World," "Montcalm and Wolfe," and "The Conspiracy of… Read more
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[LES PROVINCIALES] and related material

[LES PROVINCIALES] and related material

by [PASCAL, BLAISE]. "LOUIS DE MONTALTE," Pseudonym

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[Paris or Leyden], 1656-57; related material 1657-58. 235 x 165 mm. (9 1/4 x 6 1/2"). With 16 (of 18) letters (lacking letters IV and XVIII as well as general title and "Advertisement" leaf). 17 of 19 individually issued parts (including the "Refutation de la Réponse à la Douzième Lettre"). The original parts bound up in pleasing modern tan crushed morocco, blind-ruled border, raised bands, gilt titling, new endpapers. PMM 140; Tchemerzine V, 62-63. Light brown stain to head margin of the last quarter of the leaves, occasional faint browning or foxing elsewhere, more conspicuous on final gathering, minor worming in bottom margin of a few leaves, otherwise a very good copy internally, with nothing approaching a serious defect, and in a pleasing unworn binding. In addition to related material normally not included, this volume contains 17 of the rare original(?) 19 separately issued letters, or "Provinciales," by the French polymath Blaise… Read more
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LIBELLUS ARTIFICIOSUS OMNIBUS PICTORIBUS, STATUARIIS, AURIFABRIS, LAPIDICIDIS, ARCULARIIS,...
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LIBELLUS ARTIFICIOSUS OMNIBUS PICTORIBUS, STATUARIIS, AURIFABRIS, LAPIDICIDIS, ARCULARIIS, LAMINARIIS, & CULTRARIIS FABRIS

by (PATTERN BOOK). VOGTHERR, HEINRICH

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Argentorati [Strassburg]: Henricum Vogtherren, 1540. Second Printing in Latin. 195 x 138 mm. (7 5/8 x 5 3/8"). [28] leaves. Second Printing in Latin. Excellent retrospective modern brown crushed morocco tooled in blind, covers with concentric frames of plain rules and floral rolls, central panel divided into two squares decorated with dots and daisies, raised bands, gilt titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a fleece-lined maroon slipcase. Publisher's device on title page and 55 pages with 700 WOODCUT DESIGNS. Brunet III, 1114; Fairfax Murray, "German" 428; Passavant III, 346 (5); VD 16 ZV 30557. Title page a little soiled, D3 with two-inch brown stain, isolated rust spots, otherwise A FINE COPY, clean and fresh in an unworn binding. This is a very rare early edition--in decidedly and atypically attractive condition--of the first printed model book for artists, originally published by Vogtherr in 1537-38 under the German title "Ein Frembds und Wunderbars… Read more
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ALLOCUTIO PRO PACE. [with] (FACSIMILE - BODONI IMPRINT). ORATIO DOMINICA IN CLV LINGUAS

ALLOCUTIO PRO PACE. [with] (FACSIMILE - BODONI IMPRINT). ORATIO DOMINICA IN CLV LINGUAS

by PAUL VI, POPE

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Parma: Franco Maria Ricci, 1967. ONE OF 700 COPIES. 438 x 292 mm. (17 1/4 x 11 1/2"). Two volumes. Preface and introduction by U Thant. ONE OF 700 COPIES. Publisher's excellent red straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt frame and central coat of arms, raised bands flanked by decorative gilt rules, panels with gilt lettering or central fleuron. In original morocco-lipped marbled paper slipcase. In mint condition. Produced in conjunction with the Museo Bodoni, these volumes commemorate the 1965 visit by Pope Paul VI to the United Nations. "Allocutio Pro Pace" ["Address for Peace"] presents the Pope's speech (in French) to the United Nations General Assembly, with a preface and introduction in English by UN Secretary General U Thant. The companion volume is a facsimile of a work produced in 1806 by the great Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni in honor of the visit of Pope Pius VII to the coronation of Napoleon in Paris. In this second work, we see Bodoni's… Read more
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THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS
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THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS

by PEPYS, SAMUEL

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New York: Heritage Press, 1942. 203 x 133 mm. (8 x 5 1/4"). Two volumes. Transcribed by the Rev. Mynors Bright from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library. Edited by Henry B. Wheatley. VERY FINE BLACK MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, signed at foot of front pastedown, covers framed with gilt rules connecting interlacing cornerpieces, gilt pictorial centerpiece with Pepys' monogram on crossed anchors and twining rope, the whole surmounted by his motto on a scroll, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments repeating motif of cover frames and with centered "S P" monogram, wide inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. More than 200 illustrations by William Sharp (including first and last openings with pictorial endpapers from the original publisher's binding). Front pastedowns with the bookplate of Robert Marceau. A few trivial imperfections internally, but an extremely fine copy in a most attractive binding. In a handsome binding by a leading English workshop,… Read more
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PHILIP AUGUSTUS: OR, THE BROTHERS IN ARMS
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PHILIP AUGUSTUS: OR, THE BROTHERS IN ARMS

by (PHILIP AUGUSTUS, KING OF FRANCE). JAMES, GEORGE PAYNE RAINSFORD

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London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1845. 241 x 165 mm. (9 1/2 x 6 1/2"). x, 420 pp. Handsome contemporary brown pebble-grain half morocco, marbled sides and endpapers, raised bands, spine heavily and attractively gilt in six compartments with repeated motif of center lozenge surrounded by volute border, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece. Joints and extremities with minor rubbing, frontispiece somewhat foxed, otherwise an excellent copy, fine internally. Philip Augustus (Philippe II, 1165-1223) was one of the great early French kings, doing much during his reign of 43 years to achieve national unity and to remove the English. The present work is a romance focusing on the king's declining years and is the fourth novel by George Payne Rainsford James (1799-1860), a prolific writer of romances, historical works, and biographies. His other works included "Richelieu," "Darnley," and "Memoirs of the Black Prince.
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LONDON
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LONDON

by (PHOTOGRAPHY). CHESTERTON, G. K. ALVIN LANGDON COBURN, Photographer

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London: Privately printed [by the Chiswick Press] for Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edmund D. Brooks & Their Friends, 1914. FIRST EDITION. 220 x 155 mm. (8 3/4 x 6"). 19 pp., [10] leaves. FIRST EDITION. Original linen-backed cream-colored boards, black lettering on upper cover and flat spine, ENTIRELY UNOPENED. In the (slightly frayed and chipped) original plain dust jacket. WITH 10 PHOTOGRAVURES OF LONDON mounted on leaves. Minor offsetting to free endpapers from binder's glue, otherwise A PRISTINE COPY in an excellent dust jacket. This is an under-appreciated combination of fine letterpress printing and striking photogravure prints by one of the most celebrated masters of the craft. The essay by G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), one of the era's largest (literally and figuratively) figures in literature, describes London around the framework of the underground stations. It is a meditation on how an outsider might view these stops and the locales around them. The atmospheric quality of the writing… Read more
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WORKS.  (THE POETICAL WORKS.  [and]  THE LETTERS)
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WORKS. (THE POETICAL WORKS. [and] THE LETTERS)

by (PICKERING IMPRINT). GRAY, THOMAS

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London: William Pickering, 1836; 1835-36. 175 x 108 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 1/4"). Four volumes (the poems in the first volume, the letters in volumes II-IV). Edited by John Mitford. Attractive late 19th century chestnut brown half morocco over marbled boards, upper covers with a gilt falcon stamped on the leather, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with Arts and Crafts-style quatrefoil centerpiece surrounded by gilt dots, spade-shaped leaves at corners, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With frontispiece portrait in volume I. Keynes, p. 38 (for first volume). A hint of rubbing to joints and extremities, very faint freckled foxing affecting about one leaf in four, but still quite a pleasing set, the bindings bright and with no significant wear, and the text very smooth and clean, showing few signs of use. This is an attractively bound set of the four-volume Pickering edition of Gray's poems and letters, the latter including many items appearing in print for the first time. Best known for "Elegy… Read more
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SONGS OF A WAYFARER
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SONGS OF A WAYFARER

by (PICKERING IMPRINT). HOME, WYVILLE F.

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London: William Pickering, 1878. FIRST EDITION. 180 x 115 mm. (7 x 4 1/2"). xi, 222 pp. FIRST EDITION. Attractive late 19th century brown crushed morocco, gilt, covers framed by plain and decorative rules, raised bands, spine compartments with central star ornament, gilt titling, turn-ins with multiple plain and decorative rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Printer's device on title page. Front pastedown with pictorial copper-engraved bookplate of "J. J. H." by W. F. Hopson, dated 1898 (see below); front flyleaf with pencilled note, "May 1, 1880." A breath of rubbing to extremities, a touch of yellowing to edges of leaves, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, with few signs of use inside or out. This is a handsome copy of the first work of Scottish poet F. Wyville Home (b. 1851), which anthologist Alfred Henry Miles tells us "was received with expressions of commendation such as seldom greet the appearance of an initial volume." However, "The… Read more
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VEDUTA ESTERNA DELLE TRE SALE SEPOLCRALI, CREDUTE DELLA FAMIGLIA D 'AUGUSTO from LE ANTICHITÀ...

VEDUTA ESTERNA DELLE TRE SALE SEPOLCRALI, CREDUTE DELLA FAMIGLIA D 'AUGUSTO from LE ANTICHITÀ ROMANE. ["EXTERNAL VIEW OF THE THREE ROOMS OF SEPULCHRES, BELIEVED TO BE FOR THE FAMILY OF AUGUSTUS" from ROMAN ANTIQUITIES]

by PIRANESI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA

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Paris, ca. 1835. Second Paris Edition. 505 x 720 mm. (20 x 28 1/4"). Second Paris Edition. Plate 39 from volume II of "Le Antichità Romane," with a 375 x 500 mm. (14 3/4 x 19 1/2") etching of an external view of the remains of a columbarium tomb which possibly belonged to the Augusto family. Focillon 263; Wilton-Ely 398. Scattered mild foxing to the (generous) margins, faint vertical crease to center, but a fine specimen, clean, fresh, and rather bright, with a rich impression of the plate. This is a handsome etching showing an external view of burial chambers within a mausoleum believed to belong to the family of the Roman emperor Augustus, from the second Paris edition of Piranesi's masterful "Roman Antiquities." Gaius Octavius Augustus (63 B.C. - 14 A.D.) became the first emperor of Rome in 27 B.C. and soon undertook an ambitious building program, constructing a forum, temples, a mausoleum, triumphal arches, and other monuments. Many of these buildings, including the mausoleum, were ransacked… Read more
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