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Eastern Persia an Account of the Journeys of the Persian Boundary Commission 1870-71-72. Volume Two. The Zoology and Geology.

by Blantford, W. T. [J. G. Keulemans, Illus.].

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London: MacMillan, 1876. First edition (pp. frontis, viii, 516, index). Quarto (23 cm) in green cloth, gilt titles to spine, t.e.g. Illustrated by eighteen hand-coloured lithographic plates of birds and mammals by J. G. Keulemans and ten uncoloured lithographs of reptiles and amphibians by G. H. Ford, double-page colour map of Persia ‘divided into zoological provinces’. This copy absent three Keulemans plates. Additional ms. technical ornithological notes with additions and corrections throughout Aves section. Blanford, whose other works include similar reports on regions of Mesopotamia and India, was greatly assisted by a Major St. John who evidently had himself explored and collected widely in eastern Persia and who accompanied Blantford on the 1200 mile expedition from Ankora to Shiraz. (Oddly, while St. John’s contributions are noted in the text, I can find but one reference to him as anything other than ‘Major St. John’ and that is in a footnote signed ‘O. St. John’. Perhaps they… Read more
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An Easy Introduction to the Arts and Sciences: Being a Short but Comprehensive System of Useful and Polite Learning; Divided into Lessons...Adapted to the Use of Schools and Academies

by Turner, R

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London: Rivington et al., 1821. Eighteenth edition. Frontis., title, x, 310 pp., pub’s. adverts. 12mo., or 9cm x 14cm, illustrated with three dozen copperplate engravings, full-page and cut into the text showing, for example, maps of Europe, the world, and the solar system; a “rein deer,” an elephant with an oddly detailed trunk, and a camelopard. The illustrated crocodile (reminiscent of an armoured dog) comes with directions for evading a hungry one (“The only way of eluding the crocodile when pursued by it, is to turn in a zig-zag direction very frequently....”). In three-quarter leather and decorative cloth boards, gilt title; leather spine professionally replaced, corners and cloth boards worn; previous owner’s name clipped from half title; minor stains and blotches through the text. An example of a schoolbook from a time when if you didn’t have a fact at hand, you were free, within the bounds of reasonable assumption, to imagine one. How to evade a… Read more
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“Een Vreemde Bok”. Fine copperplate engraving by J[an] Wandelaar (1690-1759) of a large antelope, from the Dutch edition of Description of the Present State of the Cape of Good Hope (1727)

by [Kolb, Peter and Wandelaar, J.]

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“Exact and detailed description of the Cape of Good Hope, containing a very circumstantial account of .. its settlements, harbour, fortress, form of government, extent, and the regions recently discovered in its vicinity; together with an erudite description of the climate and soil of the territory, of its animals, fishes, birds, plants and herbs” (Mendelssohn). Sheet (40 cm. x 25 cm.), plate (30 cm. x 18 cm.) on fine rag paper with good margins. A clean, bright image.
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Elegy for a Lost Submarine

by Milne, Charles Ewart.

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Burnham-on-Crouch: Plow Poems, 1951. First edition (8 pp., pamphlet). Octavo (21cm), wraps; title page with Big Dipper. A poem composed on the occasion of the loss of HMS Affray 16 April 1951 as a memorial to all lost submariners. The Irish poet Ewart Milne (1903- 1987)  was among the writers in the generation which followed W. B. Yeats and served with the international Spanish Medical Aid during that country’s civil war; he gradually divested himself of his early communist idealism and, as with many writers and intellectuals of his time, took on conservative views. A good bibliography together with a brief biographical sketch can be found on the Princess Grace Irish Library site (pgil-eirdata.org).  Covers lightly and unevenly tanned, top left corner with small (3cm) krinkle. A clean, bright copy. Scarce.
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Elements of Botany: or Outlines of the Natural History of Vegetables. Illustrated by Forty Plates

by Barton, Benjamin Smith

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Philadelphia: Robert Desilver, 1827. Third edition, complete, corrected and greatly enlarged, in two volumes (xii, 324, plates, Index; iv, 180, Appendix (1-16), Explanation of Plates (1- 41), plates, Index). Forty engraved plates, some folding. Octavo in full leather, gilt decoration and titles to spines. Covers with a stain or two, worn at the extremities, hinges on volume two cracked but holding; previous owners’ name and bookplates, endpapers foxed; frontis to volume one offset onto title page, several plates bound at rear moderately offset; moisture tideline through a few pages front and rear of volume two; several pages of preface to the second edition misbound into text of first preface; text generally clean and sound throughout. A later, expanded edition of Barton’s botany, the first produced in North America and a model for later botanical works. It was this botany (although not this edition) Lewis and Clark took on their explorations into the American west. Benjamin Smith Barton,… Read more
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The Emigrant and Sportsman in Canada. Some Experiences of an Old Country Settler. With Sketches of Canadian Life, Sporting Adventures, and Observations on the Forests and Fauna

by Rowan, John J

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London: Edward Stanford, 1876. First edition thus (viii, 440, adverts) with coloured fold-out map of the northeast of NA, from the Sault to Nova Scotia and from Cape May to the sub arctic, showing growing regions and where to hunt, trap, and fish, and for what. 8vo, in decorative green publisher’s cloth, gilt titles to spine. Under the nom de plume ‘Cariboo’, Rowan wrote a column for the periodical Field featuring ‘useful hints for emigrants and sportsmen’. These columns are gathered here, together with ‘fresh matter’. Rowan wrote, as he said, for ‘people of small fortune’ who if they remained in Britain would find only a pinched and impecunious life and a ‘shabby gentility’, but who if they emigrated to Canada might manage to live in a fashion more in keeping with their pretensions. Rowan was no eager promoter nor a wide-eyed fantasist and wrote from personal experience, whether about raising cattle or fishing salmon. He knew how to stay… Read more
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Emily Carr. The Untold Story

by Hembroff-Schleicher, Edythe

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Saanichton: Hancock House, 1978. First edition, signed by Hembroff-Schleicher (408, index), frontispiece photo of author, many Carr b&w sketches published for the first time, album of photographs of Carr et al. Quarto (23 cm.) in kelly green cloth with matching slipcase. (A few copies apparently were issued in this slipcase. A pencilled note under the author’s signature on the title page reads ‘87/150’.) The author was twenty-three when she met Emily Carr who, as she says, was full of life and did not act like an old woman (Carr was fifty-eight), and they went on to paint together for quite a few years. The account either was badly edited or not edited at all and has something of the scrapbook about it. Hembroff-Schleicher kept lots of notes about her experiences with Carr and seems to have included all of them one way or another, but at the cost of telling a coherent story. Sometimes a sort of officious, argumentative settling of scores takes over as the author reveals that a… Read more
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An Encyclopaedia of Plants; Comprising the Description of Specific Character, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants...in Britain

by Loudon, J. C. (Ed.)

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London: Longman et al., 1829. First edition. With “ figures of nearly ten thousand species, exemplifying several individuals belonging to every genus included in the work,” engravings by R. Branston after drawings by J.D.C. Sowerby. Preface (xx), Linnean Arrangement (1050 pp.), Jussieuean System (42 pp.), Glossary etc. (65 pp.). In three-quarter calf (worn around the edges and tips) and pebbled navy cloth (faded) with lined gilt decoration and lettering (largely missing from title), five raised bands; marbled edges and endpapers (rear hinge professionally repaired), text is clean and bright. Many Sowerby drawings; clean, bright text.
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London: Longman, Rees, et al., 1826. Fifth edition (adverts, xii, 1233, indexes), with ‘many hundred engravings on wood by Branston’. Modern dark green calf over complimentary marbled paper, gilt titles to spine and decoration. As Loudon’s lengthy title suggests and as the thickness of the volume attests, this book is one of the early attempts to capture in one place the particulars of all the various sorts of gardening. (In the preface, Loudon remarks that although much new material was added in the second edition, the book is less bulky because the less relevant information, notes and supporting details for example, has been set in noticeably smaller type. Well, it’s still a great thick book and much of the type is mighty small.) A handsome copy in quite a good-looking set of twentieth century togs.
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The English Garden: A Poem. In Four Books

by Mason, W

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Dublin: Price et al., 1782. (137; General Postscript 139- 156). In contemporary calf with gilt decoration and title, red title label, five raised bands. One hinge repaired, tips worn. Issued as a series of four ‘books’, this is an early if not the first appearance of the complete work, as the fourth book appeared first in 1781. A very good copy.
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English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants

by Smith, Sir James Edward

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London: Sowerby, 1843. Volume X: Lichens. Illustrated with over 200 colour lithographs by James Sowerby. Second edition, “arranged according to the Linnaean method with the descriptions shortened and occasional remarks by Charles Johnson.” In brown decorative cloth (worn), gilt lettering (somewhat faded). Text and plates subject to minor spots and stains but generally clean and colourful, minor repairs to the binding. With careful handling, good for another hundred years. With 200 coloured lithographs.
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The English Provinces, a Picturesque Survey of the English and Welsh Counties

by Villars, P. [Trans. Henry Frith]

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London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888. First edition. Quarto, with 250 illustrations, full-page and cut into text. In decorative green, brown and black cloth, a.e.g. A fresh, clean copy of a hard to find book. Many full-page illustrations. A fresh, clean copy.
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English Private Presses 1757 to 1961. An Exhibition. April 12-22 1961

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London: The Times Bookshop, 1961. First edition of the catalogue ([9] 10-62 pp.). Small folio, 25cm x 14cm, wraps. Introduction by John Carter to the exhibition of 95 examples of the work of private presses in England. As the TLS reviewer says, “Lip-service is paid to the first 130 years by the inclusion of 2 of Horace Walpole’s books; but... the organizers were right to begin... in 1882 or 1883, when Daniel printed [Bridges’] Prometheus... for with Daniel began the private press movement.... All the great names are there: the Kelmscott Chaucer, the Doves Bible, the Ashendene Faerie Queene.” Bibliographic particulars are clearly presented in a suitably attractive catalogue; homemade protective wrapper includes the TLS review; neat ms. note on half-title page. Very nice indeed. Scarce.
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The English Garden: a Poem in Four Books

by Mason, William

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Dublin: S. Price, et al., 1782. Second edition (156, Postscript). The Dublin printing followed immediately the completion in 1781 of the fourth book (and of the complete work). Duodecimo, in modern calf skillfully repaired by John Burbidge, gilt titles to spine. A garden is beautiful, says Mason, for the same reasons a landscape painting is beautiful (‘Beauty which results from a well-chosen variety of curves’); indeed, the two are, in his view, ‘sister arts’. To plant a flower garden is to plant a landscape (Something Claude Monet did for somewhat different reasons). Given this affection for the picturesque, Mason disparages gardens designed on ‘architectural’ principles, ‘a judicious symmetry of right lines..which our anscestors borrowed from the French and Dutch’ but which was ‘never adopted by Nature herself, and therefore constantly to be avoided by those whose business it is to embellish Nature’. (Architecture in picturesque terms is most… Read more
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The English Flora

by Smith, Sir James Edward

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London: Longman, Hurst et al., 1824, 1825 and 1828. First edition, in four volumes (xlv, 371, indexes, adverts; iii, 470, indexes; adverts, 512, indexes; vi, 373, indexes). Tall octavo (15cm x 23cm) in new cloth over original plain tan and blue boards as issued. Top 10% of first 20 pp. of Volume 1 discoloured; otherwise a clean, bright text waiting for its first proper binding.
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English Gardens

by Tipping, H. Avray

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London: Country Life, 1925. First (?) edition (pp. lxiv, 375, index). Large folio (39 cm) in green publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and decorations to cover and spine (a bit faded), a.e.g., decorative endpapers. Sixty-five photo illustrations in the extensive introduction exhibit various features of a traditional English garden. Fifty-two gardens are pictured and described in detail including more than 500 large photo illustrations. A few spots and a small ink stain to the front cover of an otherwise quite fine copy.
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“Euphorbia, Euphorbe. Partie de la Tige et des Fleurs”. Double-page plate, No. 9, from Quatre Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots et la Cafrerie en 1777, 1778, & 1779. Volume X from Voyage Aux Sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie, Pendant Les Annees 1768... 1772

by Paterson, William

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Paris: Chez Plassan, 1792. Copperplate engraving of avariety of cactus, sheet (40cm x 29cm), plate (32cm x 22cm) on fine rag paper. William Paterson (1755-1810), who later had a career as a colonial adminstrator in Australia, explored the inland plateau of South Africa in search of botanical and other specimens to send back to England. A clean bright image with ample margins.
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An Exposition of the Creed

by Pearson, John. [John, Lord Bishop of Chester].

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London: Printed by J. M. for J. Williams, and are to be sold by Tho. Sawbridge at the Three Flower-de-Luces in Little Britain, 1692. Sixth edition, revised and now more enlarged (pp. [viii], 398). Folio (32 cm) in contemporary full leather Cambridge binding, five raised bands, title in hand-lettered label to spiner; rubricated titles, title page with fleur-de-lis. While acknowledging the earnest scholarship and the clarity of textual exposition (twenty pages on the phrase ‘Maker of Heaven and Earth’), it is in the book per se, as a superb example of seventeenth century printing, type-setting and design, that the value of this volume resides: printed in English, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and often with one language running seamlessly into another; the clean, balanced main text framed by densely set marginalia in various languages; fine black letters used to set the articles of the Creed; the whole of the text arrayed on the large folio pages.  Slight worming in one corner not affecting text. A… Read more
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