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Naples and the Campagna Felice

ROWLANDSON, Thomas; ENGELBACH, Lewis

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London: R. Ackermann, 1815. Hand Colored Plates by Thomas Rowlandson [ROWLANDSON, Thomas, illustrator]. [ENGELBACH, Lewis, author]. Naples and the Campagna Felice In a Series of Letters addressed to a Friend in England in 1802.. London: R. Ackermann, 1815. First edition in book form. Octavo (9 1/4 x 5 5/8 in; 236 x 141 mm). 4, 1-400, [10, index], [1, plate arrangement], [1, blank] pp. Extra engraved title, hand-colored aquatint frontispiece, thirteen hand-colored aquatint plates with tissue guards, and three colored maps (one fold-out). Bound by Rivière & Son for John Wanamaker's of New York in half dark brown crushed morocco over brown cloth. A slight bit of wear to corners, still an excellent copy. Originally appeared in Ackermann's Repository during 1809-1813 under the title Letters From Italy. "The following Letters having been successively inserted in "Ackermann's Repository of Arts", under the title "Letters from Italy", the proprietor of that Misc ... Read more

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London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1825. "He could draw Hunting and write about it because he hunted himself, as Ferneley did, or Herring" Fifty Fine Hand-Colored Etched Plates Depicting The National Sports of Great Britain ALKEN, Henry. The National Sports of Great Britain, by Henry Alken. Fifty Engravings with Descriptions. London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1825. First Edition. Royal octavo (10 5/16 x 6 11/16 inches; 262 x 170 mm.). viii, 50 leaves of text. Fifty fine hand-colored softground etched plates by and after Alken, with tissue guards. Some spotting to four text leaves "The Hunter"; "Pheasant-Shooting"; "Fowl Shooting"; "A Prize-Fight" and their facing guards but not affecting plates. Plates dated 1824 and with pre-publication "J. Whatman 1823 & 1824" watermarks. The text is watermarked "1818". Contemporary half red calf over pink boards, smooth spine ruled and lettered in gilt, hinges expertly and almost invis ... Read more

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London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1906. The Perfect Gift for the Amateur Naturalist WOOD, Rev. J.G. Natural History Rambles: Lane and Field. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1906. Small octavo (6 1/4 x 4 1/8 inches; 159 x 104 mm.). x, 246 pp. Illustrated with many text engravings. Full contemporary tree calf, covers double gilt ruled, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. School prize label (dated 1908) on front paste-down. Near fine. The Rev. J.G. Wood's "single object throughout [his career was] to popularize the study of natural history by rendering it interesting and intelligible to non-scientific minds. In this he was thoroughly successful; and to him was due the impulse that, coming at the right moment, turned public attention to the subject, while not a few naturalists... owe their first inspiration to his writings" (DNB).

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Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, The

[KELLIEGRAM BINDING]; WHITE, Gilbert

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London: Printed [at the Chiswick Press] for J. and A. Arch; Longman and Co.,[et al], 1837. A Superb Art Nouveau Binding [KELLIEGRAM BINDING]. WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. With the Naturalist's Calendar; and Miscellaneous Observations, extracted from his papers. London: Printed [at the Chiswick Press] for J. and A. Arch; Longman and Co.,[et al], [1837]. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 216 x 134 mm.). xxiv, 640 pp. Forty-five engraved vignette illustrations. A New Edition; with notes , by Edward Turner Bennett and others. Original cloth spine bound in at end. Bound ca. 1910 in a stunning Art Noveau binding of dark green crushed morocco, handsomely gilt and inlaid, by Kelliegram (stamp-signed in gilt on rear watered silk endleaf) Covers with fanciful Art Nouveau-style frame formed by inlaid flowers of red and blue and leaves in two shades of green, these inlays connected by gilt dots, and the spaces between them featuring swooping gilt birds and sprinklings of gilt d ... Read more

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London: Printed for J. Jenkins... by L. Harrison, 1817. First Edition, First Issue With Pre Publication Watermarks Fifty-Five Superb Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793 to 1817. London: Printed for J. Jenkins... by L. Harrison, [1817]. First edition, First Issue With Pre-Publication Watermarks Large quarto (13 7/8 x 11 5/16 inches; 352 x 287 mm.). xii, pp. (including dedication, introduction, list of plates and list of subscribers) and [74] leaves of descriptive text. Engraved title with hand-colored vignette and fifty-five hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, J. Baily, and J. Jeakes after T. Whitcombe and Pocock. One uncolored plate with plan of the Bombardment of Algiers and plan of the Battle of Trafalgar. Text watermarked J. Whatman 1812; twelve plates watermarked J. Whatman 1811 and two plates watermarked J. Whatman 1816. Bound without the list of subscribers. Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards. Spine with ... Read more

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London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. Admiral Nelson in the Caribbean [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. [NELSON, Horatio]. Nelson's Letters from the Leeward Islands and Other Original Documents in the Public Record Office and the British Museum: Edited by Geoffrey Rawson with Notes by Professor Michael Lewis and Engravings by Geoffey Wales. [London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. Limited to 300 numbered copies printed on pure rag paper (this copy being No. 213). Quarto (12 5/16 x 7 1/2 inches; 313 x 191 mm.). [4, blank], 73, [1, colophon] pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece, title vignette, head-pieces, and map. Printed in Perpetua type. "Christopher Sandford designed, produced and published this book at the Golden Cockerel Press, London" (Colophon). Original red, white, and blue cloth stamped in gilt on covers and lettered in gilt on spine. Small red ink stamp on front free endpaper. A near fine copy. Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (created Viscount Nelson 1801) was Senior Naval Officer of th ... Read more

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London: H. Humphrey, 1799. First Copy in Ninety-Five Years GILLRAY, James. New Pantheon of Democratic Mythology. London: H[annah]. Humphrey, May 7, 1799. Folio (11 3/4 x 9 in; 298 x 228 mm). Hand-colored title and six hand-colored copperplate engravings. A fine set. Housed loose in a blue cloth portfolio with gilt-lettered crimson morocco spine label. "Another series of satirical representations of the party, but which appears not to have been completed according to the author's full design. The attributes of the various deities thrown of the fool's-cap of liberty before the democratic altar, need no explanation." (Wright & Evans). OCLC records only one complete set in institutional holdings worldwide, at the Morgan Library. ABPC records only one copy at auction since 1923: this one. The Plates: 1. Title. "Another series of satirical representations of the [Whig] party, but which appears not to have been completed according to the author's full design. The attributes of ... Read more

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Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, The

BAKER, Sir Samuel W.

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1867. A Classic of Exploration and Big Game Hunting BAKER, Sir Samuel W. The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, and the Sword Hunters of the Hamram Arabs. London: Macmillan and Co., 1867. First edition. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 9/16 inches; 221 x 141 mm.). xx11, [2], 596 pp. Portrait frontispiece, 24 illustrations on 23 plates, 2 colored maps (1 large folding). Original dark blue cloth over boards, front cover pictorially stamped in gilt. Spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, brown coated endpapers. Two small bookplates on front paste-down. Some very light wear at spine extremities, otherwise near fine. A classic of exploration and big game hunting. The discovery of the Albert N'Yanza, the origin of the Nile, was the most remarkable achievement of Baker's adventurous career. This present work complements his earlier book by giving a summary of the Nile system derived from Baker's year-long exploration of all Abyssinian tributaries of the Nile. Hilmy 1, p. 50; G ... Read more

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Nonsense Songs

LEAR, Edward; GLASS, Dudley

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London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1935. Edward Lear's "Nonsense Songs" Set to Music by Dudley Glass LEAR, Edward. Nonsense Songs. Set to Music by Dudley Glass. All the Original Pictures. London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., [ca. 1935]. Early reprint (first published 1934). Large quarto (11 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches; 302 x244 mm.). 24 pp. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Original orange cloth over orange paper boards, front cover pictorially decorated in black. Original pictorial orange dust jacket printed in black, some tape strengthening but complete. Contains: The Owl and the Pussy Cat, The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly and The Jumblies, etc. etc.

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London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820. The Most Desirable Edition With Extra Plates Earliest Watermarks COMPTON, Thomas. The Northern Cambrian Mountains; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country. Embellished with A Series of Highly Finished Coloured Views, Engraved from Original Drawings, by Messrs. Turner; Compton; Robson; Gandy; Nicholson; Girtin; De Wint; Fielding; and Prout. London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820. Second and Enlarged Edition with an additional nine plates not found in the first edition of 1817. Tall quarto (13 1/8 x 9 1/16 in; 334 x 232 mm). [2, as title and Preface], [38] text ff interleaved with thirty-nine hand colored aquatint plates, 30 watermarked 1816 and nine watermarked 1819, each sandwiched by blank guard leaves. Text watermarked 1819; guard leaves watermarked 1820. Abbey's copy had plates watermarked 1820. Lacks the lithograph found in some copies but not called for. Modern half calf over contemporary marbled ... Read more

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Nos Gentils Hommes a Gout

CHAM (pseudonym of Amédée de Noé)

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Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie.,, [1846]. The Pleasures of Youth... Young Parisian Gentlemen At Play CHAM (pseudonym of Amédée de Noé). Nos Gentils Hommes a Gout. Tournure, Elégance, Moeurs et Plaisirs de la Jeunesse Dorée. Par Cham Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., n.d. [1846]. First (only) edition, complete. Folio (13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches; 336 x 250 mm.). Hand-colored lithographed title page and twenty hand-colored lithographed plates. Pictorial lithographed advertisement and Aubert et Cie., catalogue (16 pp.) at rear. Original pictorial lithographed green boards. Later dark green pebbled cloth spine and endpapers. Board edges and corners a little rubbed, some light, mainly marginal foxing. Small repaired tear to outer margin of lithographed advertisement leaf. An excellent example. With the bookplate of Joel Spitz on front paste-down. Provenance: purchased in Paris, 1947. Rare, with OCLC recording only six copies in institutional holdings worldwide, and no auction re ... Read more

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Madrid: Viuda de Manuel Fernandez, y Del. Supremo Consejo de la Inquisicion, 1757. The Most Prized of All California Books VENEGAS, Miguèl. Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente, sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en Mexico año 1739. por el Padre Miguèl Venegas... Madrid: Viuda de Manuel Fernandez, y del. Supremo Consejo de la Inquisicion, 1757. First edition, first issue (with p. 479 in Vol. II mis-numbered 476) of this "foundation of a library of Californiana" (Cowan). Three quarto volumes (8 x 5 3/4 inches; 203 x 146 mm.). [xxiv], 240; [viii], 564; [viii] 436 pp. Complete with all four engraved folding maps. Numerous engraved head- and tailpieces. Scattered light foxing, tiny paper-flaw to blank margin of pp. 449/450 in volume II; small piece (1 7/8 x 1 3/4 inches; 48 x 44 mm.) torn away (library stamp of the Museo de Tacoronte) from the second leaf (errata) in volume III, not affecting text on recto or vers ... Read more

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London: Printed for B. White, 1776. With Fifty Fine Hand-Colored Engraved Plates Including Forty-Two of Birds BROWN, Pierre (Peter). Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie, contenant cinquante planches emluminées d'oiseux curieux, et qui non etés jamais descrits, et quelques de quadrupedes, de reptiles et d'insectes, avec de courtes descriptions systematiques. New Illustrations of Zoology, containing fifty coloured plates of new, curious, and non-descript Birds, with a few Quadrupeds, Reptiles and Insects. Together with a short and scientific description of the same. London: Printed for B. White, 1776. Title-pages and text in both French and English. First edition. Large quarto (11 5/16 x 9 inches; 288 x 229 mm.). [viii], 134, [2, list of plates] pp. Fifty finely hand-colored engraved plates depicting forty-two species of birds, five mammals, two insects and one amphibian. Contemporary full tree-calf, covers decoratively bordered in gilt, expertly re-backed to style. Spine with five rai ... Read more

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Novels, The

AINSWORTH, William Harrison; CRUIKSHANK, George; BRANGWYN, Frank

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London: Gibbings & Company, Limited, 1901. Dick Turpin Rides Again AINSWORTH, William Harrison. The Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth. London: Gibbings & Company, Limited, 1901-1902. Windsor Edition. Limited to 2,000 copies. Twenty small octavo volumes (6 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches; 174 x 110 mm.). Illustrated with 64 photogravures from the etchings by George Cruikshank, twelve by Hablot K. Browne, four by Sir John Gilbert, one by Lane, two by Maclise, and one by D'Orsay. Each volume with an engraved title-page designed by Frank Brangwyn. Descriptive tissue guards. Contemporary half maroon scored calf over red marbled boards. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt with five raised bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine and attractive set. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882), English author of popular historical romances, "initially studied law but abandoned it for literature. His first success came with the novel Rookwood (1834), featuring the highwayman Dick ... Read more

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Novels of Henry Fielding, The

FIELDING, Henry; SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, 1926. Fielding of Dreams From the Shakespeare Head Press FIELDING, Henry. The Novels of Henry Fielding. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press...by Basil Blackwell, [1926]. Large Paper Edition, limited to 520 sets. Ten large octavo volumes (9 x 6 in; 230 x 150 mm). Frontispieces. Publishers three-quarter red morocco over pale red cloth boards. Gilt decorated compartments. A very fine set. Contains: Joseph Andrews (2 vols); Jonathan Wild; Tom Jones; (4 vols) and Amelia (3 vols). "The Elizabethan scholar A. H. Bullen established the Shakespeare Head Press in Stratford-up-Avon in 1904. His original aim was to produce a good edition of Shakespeare's works, and his ten volume Stratford Town Shakespeare was completed by 1907. After Bullen died in 1927, the press was acquired by a partnership including Basil Blackwell, the Oxford bookseller. Bernard Newdigate was appointed as typographer and unde ... Read more

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Novels of the Sisters Brontë

BRONTE, Charlotte, Emily and Anne

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Edinburgh: John Grant, 1924. The Full Brontë Handsomely Bound in Three-Quarter Red Calf BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. Novels of the Sisters Brontë. Edited by Temple Scott. Edinburgh: John Grant, 1924. Thornton Edition. Twelve octavo volumes (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). Frontispieces and plates. Half-titles and title-pages printed in red and black. Handsomely bound ca. 1960 by [Rivière] for Henry Sotheran in three-quarter red calf over red cloth boards ruled in blind. Spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, two blue and green morocco lettering labels, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Seven of the green spine labels are faded, otherwise near fine. A finely bound and very attractive set of this beautifully printed edition. Contents: 'Jane-Eyre' (2 volumes); 'Shirley' (2 volumes); 'Villette' (2 volumes); 'The Professor'; 'Wuthering Heights'; 'Agnes Grey'; 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (2 volumes); G ... Read more

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Nutshell Library, The

SENDAK, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, 1962. Maurice Sendak's Four Volume Nutshell Library SENDAK, Maurice. The Nutshell Library. Pierre, A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue; Alligators All Around, An Alphabet; Chicken Soup With Rice, A Book of Months; One Was Johnny, A Counting Book; Pierre, A Cautionary Tale. New York: Harper & Row, [1962]. First edition, later printing. Four square sixteenmo volumes (3 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches; 86 x 60 mm.). 48; [32]; [47], [1, blank]; 31, [1,blank] pp. Publishers tan buckram, front covers decoratively stamped in brown, spines lettered in brown. Original color pictorial dust jackets. A very fine set in the original (very slightly rubbed at extremities) color pictorial slip case. The first edition, first state has the books in pink cloth and a gold price sticker on the slipcase.

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Nye Eventyr [New Fairy Tales]

ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

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Copenhagen: C.A. Reitzel, 1845-1848. The Original Stories That Catapulted Andersen to Fame ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Nye Eventyr. Kjøbenhavn: C.A. Reitzel, 1845-1848. First edition, complete, two volumes (collections) bound together, of Anderson's second series of fairy tales, the first issue of Collection Two, the second issue of Collection One. Small octavo (6 1/4 x 4 in; 157 x 103 mm). Collection One: 47, [1, blank]; 68; 52 pp. Collection Two: 72; 60 pp. Two leaves, comprised of table of contents and dedication page to Collection Two, have been misbound out of sequence. Otherwise, complete with half titles for each volume, both shared title pages, both shared contents leaves, all dedication leaves, all half titles for each fairy tale, and all five regular title pages. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Marbled edges. Some light scattered foxing and toning, and an occasional inkspot. Otherwise a very nice copy. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case. A work of extreme scarc ... Read more

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