More than 300 titles with a stunning amount of essays and historical perspective. Many of these titles originate from the library of a Cork Council-Man who was an ardent Collector of books and pamphlets on Irish History.
Irlandiae Regnum by Mercator. [Southern Ireland with Provinicae Momonia Munster with West Cork (Carbery as "Carbre")/ Kerry as "Kyry" / Mizen Head as "Myssyn Head" / Fastnet as "Fasteney"/ Crookhaven as "Croke" / Glandore as "Glandorse" / Kilbrittain as "Kylebreton" / Limerick as "Lymerick" / Clare with Galway Bay / Rosscarbery as "Roß" / Drimoleague as "Drenmalyn" / Most of Lagenia (Leinster)] - Latin Text verso.
Amsterdam, Gerardum Mercatorum / J.Hondius, c. 1595-1602. Original handcoloured engraving / Vintage Mercator Map. The Map measures: 55.3 cm wide x 45.3 cm high. Extraordinary, original late 16th or early 17th century Map by Mercator with Irelands south in beautiful hand-coloured outline. Wide margins with two minor lesions to the outer margins (Map itself not affected). A Dream of a Map and the best condition and original colouring of this Map we have ever seen.
A Display of Heraldry. By John Guillim, pursuivant at Arms. The Sixth Edition [on fine paper]. Improv'd with large Additions of many hundred Coats of Arms, under their respective Bearings, with good Authorities from the Ashmolean Library, Sir George Mackenzie, &c. With his Tract of Precedency, containing all his Rules, Observations, Arguments, and chief Instances. To which is added, "A Treatise of Honour Military and Civil", According to the Laws and Customs of England, By Capt. John Logan. Illustrated With the Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Motto's of the Royal Familly, and Nobility: The Arms of the Sees of the English Bishops, and several of the Gentry. Together With the proper Habits of the different Degrees of the Nobility of England, and the Emblems of the chief Orders of Knighthood in Europe; all fairly engraven on Copper Plates. Also An Exact List of the Baronets, from their first Creation to this present Time; and most of their Arms Blazon'd. With an Account of the Customs, Government, and Privileges of the City of London, the other Cities of England, and Shire-Towns of each County, and their Arms. Likewise A Supplement of Scarce tracts relating to the Office of Arms, taken from Authentick Copies. And A Dictionary, explaining the several Terms used by Heralds, in English, Latin and French. With proper Tables to the Whole. [With 17 full-page, original portraits, engraved by Edward Le Davis and flemish engraver Michael van der Gucht / With 295 engraved crests / coat of arms, displayed on 47 pages].
London, R. and J. Bonwicke and R. Wilkin in St.Paul’s Church-Yard / And J. Walthoe and Tho. Ward, in the Temple, 1724. Folio (26 cm x 39 cm). Frontispiece, , 20 pp. [″The Introduction”], , 460 pp. [″A Display of Heraldry”], , 275 pp. [″Observations upon the Laws and Customs of Nations”], 58 pp. [″Honour Civil of the City of London”], 24 pp. [″Dictionary used by Heralds”],  pp. [″Alphabetical Table of the Names of the Nobility and Gentry”]. Illustrated and complete with 17 portraits of courtyard and apparatus and 47 plates, engraved on wood, reproducing a total of hundreds of coats of arms with coats, crests, lambrequins, helmets and coins. Very many coats of arms in the 2-columned text. Hardcover / Original 18th-century binding with modern restauration (rebacked) to the highest standards. Superior example of this publication ! Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Frontispiece and last page of the work with minor crease. Two corners torn (two pages following the title), corner of page 185 torn and page 92 of the second part of the book with longer lesion within text (no loss of text). Endpapers and pastedown with some minor spotting. All these descriptions of faults sound worse than they are. Interior text, plates and portraits overall in unbelievably clean and excellent condition. Name of pre-owner in ink on title and verso frontispiece (″J.Stilwell”).
"The Steppenwolf Collection" - One of the most important collections of inscribed, signed and special editions by the author Hermann Hesse. From the private library of an eminent german collector, this unbelievable archive with 65 titles (in 93 Volumes), includes one landmark letter with Hesse's personal reflections on the importance of his "Steppenwolf"; the archive also includes twenty (20) signed and inscribed association-copies of major works by Hesse of which twelve (12) of these association-copies are of great significance [For example: Besides the important Steppenwolf - Letter, the collection includes an emotionally inscribed edition of Steppenwolf, which is of utmost rarity]. The massive amount of inscribed association copies is so valuable because they were inscribed by Hermann Hesse to important, early friends in his career, contemporaries, writer-colleagues, as well as supporters throughout his lifetime. The archive, which is the result of more than 20 years collecting, furthermore includes six (6) beautifully signed editions of Hesse's works, thirtyfive (35) significant first editions in rare binding-variations of which several are difficult or impossible to find in their original dustjackets and also included is the only known full set of Hermann Hesse's sixteen (16) volumes of Collected Works [Gesammelte Werke], which appeared in single publications and all of them are here included in their original dustjackets. Two Volumes also include vintage photographs of Hesse. / The collection includes for example the following association copies, signed and inscribed: Unterm Rad / Nachbarn / Steppenwolf / Knulp / Weg nach Innen (including "Siddharta") / Bilderbuch / Wanderung / Die Morgenlandfahrt / Hermann Lauscher / Das Glasperlenspiel / Demian / Peter Camenzind / Beschreibung einer Landschaft / Neue Gedichte etc.
Berlin and others, S.Fischer Verlag and others, 1903-1969. Oktav. Over 10000 pages often illustrated, also with original lithographs and signed by contemporary artists of Hermann Hesse. Hardcover and Softcover Versions. Very good condition. Please ask for a full and detailed list with wonderful photography of each item as well as full, detailed descriptions.
Fascinating and important, international collection of more than twentyfive (25) original editions, first editions, revised and definitive editions by one of the most important figures of the german legal and historical school, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, as well as publications by his disciples, immediate circle of friends and colleagues (like Eichhorn, Rudorff and Ihering/Jhering). The collection also includes first and revised editions of translations in french and spanish as well as a large number of original first editions of lectures Savigny had given to the Academy of Sciences in Berlin (all these in original edition and separately bound) [see full list on our website under "Libraries and Collections"].
Vienna / Berlin and others, Nicolai / Veit and Comp. and others, 1803 – 1911. Octavo. Original Hardcover and Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Several of the publications with excellent provenance. [See detailed listing on our website under “Libraries & Collections”].
Amazing Collection with more than 400 Volumes of rare, out-of-print and often signed or inscribed books of 20th century Latin American Literature, with first editions, signed editions by writers from Cuba, Argentinia, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and also some authors from Spain and Portugal. Each publication within the collection is beautifully photographed (please ask for complete list). The collection includes signed and inscribed books by nearly all major authors associated with Magical Realism. Some are excellent association copies.
La Habana / New York / Buenos Aires / Madrid / Paris / London / Boston / and others, c.1923 – 1999. Octavo. More than 50000 pages. Hardcover and Softcover, mostly in original dustjackets or printed wrappers in Mylar. Very good condition. The price for the collection includes worldwide free shipping per UPS Express Saver (3 -4 working days).
Ballydehob / Schull, John Verling & Schull Books, 1984. Folio – Sheets (38.2 cm x 28.5 cm). Ten original etchings in bespoke Folder with original tissue-guards. Original Hardcover-Folder with one additional, signed inlay-etching to frontcover. The ten etchings and the folder with the original inlay-art, are all mint condition. The etchings all protected by their original tissue guards. A stunning publication of a wonderful West Cork – Artist. A must-have for all collector’s of rare and signed Somerville & Ross collectables, this find is simply an unusual occurance because the artwork was originally designed to be framed. One usually never finds this edition with the artwork still in its original folder !
[London], [J.Newman & Co.], c.1850. Original chalk lithograph mounted on carton / stiff paper. 33,3 cm x 21,5 cm. Closely cropped but in absolutely excellent condition without any foxing or spotting.
[London], [J.Newman & Co.], c.1850. Original chalk lithograph mounted on carton / stiff paper. 32,5 cm x 24 cm. Closely cropped but in very good condition with only mild signs of foxing.
The History of Ireland: From the Earliest Period of the Irish Annals to the Present Time. Illustrated with 43 [fortythree] Beautiful Steel Engravings from Original Drawings, executed expressly for this Work by H. Warren.
First Edition. 3 Volumes [complete set]. London / New York, The London Printing and Publishing Company, no year [c.1850]. Quarto (20.5 cm x 28 cm). Pagination: Volume I: Frontispiece and engraved titlepage, XIV, 728 pages / Volume II: Portrait-Fronticpiece of James Butler (Second Duke of Ormond), IV, , 663 pages / Volume III: Portrait-Frontispiece of a young Queen Victoria plus engraved titlepage showing the visit of George IV to Ireland in 1821, , 592 pages. Original Hardcover / Contemporary half-leather with gilt lttering and ornament to spine. Volume I professionally rebacked and all three Volumes now firm and strong. Very good condition of this important mid-19th-century-publication, documenting the very essence of intertwining politics and History of Ireland and Victorian Britain. The work is difficult top find in excellent condition. Interior excellent besides a few very minor dogears to some pages. From the library of B.Burrowes, Belfast, with the armorial bookplate / Exlibris including the Motto: “Audaces Fortuna Juvat”.
A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific, or A Physical, Political and Statistical Account of the World and Its Various Divisions. Illustrated by a Complete Series of Maps and other Engravings. [With 44 Fold-out Maps [often with inset-engravings], 13 Decorative Views of Cities and Landscape in steel-engravings and one (1) "Large Fold-Out-Plan about the Political Scale of the Globe"].
6 Volumes (complete set). Edinburgh / Glasgow / London, A.Fullarton & Co., 1844. Octavo. Volume I: CXXXII, 508 pages with several maps and plans / Volume II: VI, 608 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume III: VI, 558 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume IV: VI, 647 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume V: V, 627 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume VI: V, 549 pages with many maps and illustrations // Hardcover / Original, very decorative half-leather bindings with ornament and with gilt lettering on spine. Amazingly beautiful marbled endpapers with armorial Bookplate / Exlibris of Michael Lawlor with the Motto “Percute”. One page with a tear. All maps in excellent condition without any tears. One map only very slightly looesened at one end (holding fine). Very firm and excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. With some minor signs of foxing to illustrations and maps, as usual with this set. An abundance of maps and illustrations makes this early 19th century Geography a very interesting collectable. Ask for full list of Maps and Illustrations. See detailed list of maps below and on our website. An unusually excellent set.
[England], c. 1934. Image Size: 43 cm x 30 cm. Sheet Size: 50.5 cm x 72 cm. Very good condition with faded dampstain only to the outer margins. Signed by “Snaffles”. Very Rare !
Westminster [London], Archibald Constable & Co., no year [c.1902]. Oblong Folio. 47 pages with eight (8) plates in colour and several illustrations in black-and-white. Original, illustrated Hardcover, now in professional colloctor’s Mylar. Some of the plates with some minor staining, one plate cleanly detached. But all plates in wonderful and vibrant condition overall (see photographs).
An Inquiry into the Share which King Charles I had in the transactions of the Earl of Glamorgan, afterwards Marquis of Worcester, for bringing over a Body of Irish Rebels to assist that King, in the Years 1645 and 1646. In which Mr.Carte's imperfect Account of that Affair, and his Use of the MS. Memoirs of the Pope's Nuncio Rinuccini, are impartially considered. The whole drawn up from the Best Authorities, Printed and Manuscript. The Second Edition; to which is added an Appendix, containing several Letters of the King to the Earl of Glamorgan, from the Originals in the Harleian Library of Manuscripts.
London, A.Millar, 1756. Octavo. VIII, 376 pages. Hardcover / Original 18th century full calf. Spine starting and professionally reinforced. New spinelabel. In protective Mylar. Two names of previous owners on titlepage in ink: “O’Connor” / “Francis Hutchinson – (Lord Donoughmore)”. Subsequently the book was owned by Daniel Conner, with his bookplate / Exlibris to pastedown.
First Edition. London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1767. Quarto. Fronispiece-Map showing the entirety of Ireland in the 18th century, XXIII, 614 pages. Original Hardcover of the mid-18th century with original spinelabel. Very unusual, original binding with all its original Patina. Faded dampstain throughout the book. The often missing map present here but with some minor fraying. Still a Very Good- condition and especially excellent to study because it is now preserved in an astonishing, bespoke made, Solander-Box (see images). With a number of interesting annotations and comments on the unavoidable repetition of warfare when Religion is involved (see images).
The 'Post Chaise Companion': Or 'Travellers Directory through Ireland'. Containing a New & Accurate Description of the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, with particulars of the Noblemen & Gentlemen's Seats, Cities, Towns, Parks, Natural Curiosities, Antiquities, Castles, Ruins, Manufactures, Loughs, Glens, Harbours, &c. &c. Forming an Historical & Descriptive Account of the Kingdom. To Which is Added, 'A Travelling Dictionary', or Alphabetical Tables, Shewing the Distances of all the Principal Cities, Boroughs, Market & Sea Port Towns in Ireland from Each Other.
The 4th Edition, corrected and enlarged. With an entire New Set of Plates. Dublin, Printed & Published by J.Fleming, no year [c.1813-1815]. Octavo (14 cm x 22 cm). Frontispiece, XXXVI, 660 (double-columns, not pages: Nearly all pages are divided in double-columns and only from the ‘Circuits of the Judges’ does the book switch to single page-pagination, ending with [false] page 660 plus 19 unnumbered pages of Index). With the large fold-out: “Map of the Roads of Ireland including all the Post-Towns” (36 cm x 48 cm) and all the plates in place (see full list below and high – resolution – images on our website). Hardcover / Original, early 19th – century half leather with new spinelabel. The rare,best and enlarged, 4th edition in a contemporary 19th-century binding. Upper hinge slightly damaged. Interior very good with some minor foxing. Overall a rare and excellent publication.
The Compleat Irish Traveller, containing A general Description of the most Noted Cities, Towns, Seats, Buildings, Loughs &c. in the Kingdom of Ireland, Interspersed with Observations on the Manners, Customs, Antiquities, Curiosities and Natural History of that Country. With Elegant Copper Plates. [With 20 original Plates after Charles Smith, including engraved titlepage and Frontispiece: Maps, City and Town views and the very rare plan of the "Grand Canal from Dublin to the River Shannon" / Copper engravings of Cork, Lismore Castle, Kinsale Harbour and Town etc. [see large amount of images and detailed list of all the illustrations present at the end of this description].
Original First Edition. Volume One [of Two] / [But with more plates than called for]. London, Printed for the Proprietors and Sold by the Booksellers (price 14s. Bound), 1788. Octavo (13.5 cm x 21 cm). Pagination: Volume I: Frontispiece, engraved Titlepage, 189 pages with 18 plates [The last page of text was missing but was added in manuscript handwriting]. The eighteen (18) plates include eight (8) beautifully engraved large folding views of Waterford, Dungarvan, Youghal, Cork, Kinsale & Lismore and large folding maps of Waterford & Cork, evidently printed from the original plates of Charles Smith’s Histories of Waterford and of Cork (1746, 1774). Printed by Charles Smith and Anthony Chearnley, engraved by Giles King, S. Wheatley & Thomas Chambers. 19th century Hardcover / Dark green half – leather. The binding is in excellent condition. The interior bookblock and the plates are in very good and very clean condition. Only six (6) leaves with central brown stain, map of Waterford with paper repairs to blank verso, otherwise remarkably clean and tight. A work of utmost rarity. Extremely scarce with the usually missing, allegorical Frontispiece and ″ Plan of Dublin Grand Canal”. Only 4 copies have appeared at auction in the last 30 years, and this copy of Vol I has more plates than all but one of the 2-volume sets listed by ABPC. Collates as Vol I of the same edition in Trinity College Dublin, which also has the plates from Smith’s Histories. The second volume was shorter, only 74 pp. and up to 6 plates (cf. ESTC T85086 which like our copy, is only Vol I, but T85086 has only 7 single and 3 double page plates so 8 less than our copy and the Trinity College Dublin copy).
Cork, Cork University Press in association with Field Day, 2005. Large Octavo (18 cm x 24.5 cm). XXIII, 584 pages. Beautifully illustrated with plates and maps (some in colour). Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition. [Critical conditions – Field Day Essays and Monographs – Edited by Seamus Deane – Volume 16].
Cork, John Bolster, Patrick Street, 1826. Octavo. VIII, 394 pages. Hardcover / Original Half-Leather with gilt lettering on spine. Good condition iwth some rubbing and bumpin to the boards and corners. Interior very good with only occasional signs of foxing. A very rare Cork publication with some extremely scarce, often anonymously published essays on local history, poetry etc. The publications signed with J.J.C. are by Corkonian Jeremiah Joseph Callanan. Name of 19th century preowner on endpaper: “Michael Higgins”.
Baile Átha Cliath, Saírséal & Dill, 1956. 18.1cm. 220,  pages. Including 6 plates with beautiful, tipped-in illustrations and their often missing, lettered tissue-guards. Hardcover. / Original, illustrated blue publisher’s cloth. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear / An underestimated publication with all illustrations in place. While the book was also published in softcover-cardboard, the first edition we offer here is the Here in the better, Hardcover – version.
The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, illustrated [with 111 original steel-engravings] from Drawings by W.H. Bartlett; The Literary portion of the Work by N.P. Willis and J.Stirling Coyne, Esq. [With a map of Ireland and early steel engravings of Cork Harbour, Cobh Harbour, Clew Bay from Westport / A Pattern in Connemara / Galway / Blackwater Valley / Lismore Castle / Glengariff / Sugar-Loaf-Mountain from Bantry Bay / Waterford / Enniskerry / Bray / etc.].
Two Volumes (complete set). London, George Virtue, 1841. Quarto. Volume I: IV, 170 pages with 62 original steel engravings (including the Vignette, but lacking the portrait of N.P.Willis) / Volume II: IV, 185 pages with 59 original steel engravings. Hardcover / Original, very decorative half-leather with gilt lettering on spines. Both Volumes in very good and firm condition with only occasional signs of some spotting to the plates and titlepage. Interior text and plates overall purely white and clean. The Volumes are often broken. This set is intact with its original endpapers frim. A stunning collection of the most romantic sceneries of 19th century Ireland. A must-have for every Ireland collector. The scenes so very beautiful and telling (Illustrations like the “A Pattern in Connemara” are accompanied by wonderful historical narratives by the authors.)
The Gentleman's Magazine [London Gazette] and Historical Chronicle for the Year MDCCXCVIII  - [ With accounts on the Irish Rebellion]. Volume LXVIII (68) Part 1 and Part 2: January to June 1798 and July to December 1798.
Two Volumes (complete with 26 full page-plates of engravings). London, Printed by John Nichols and sold by Elizabeth Newbery, 1798. Octavo (14 cm x 21 cm). 1158 pages plus 42 unnumbered pages of “Index of Names / Index to the Poetry & Essays / Index to the Books, Essays, Occurences, Historical Passages &c., Book Reviews [in 1798]”. Including a congratulatory poem from Henry Lemoine to Sylvanus Urban, “On commencing his Sixty-Eighth Volume”, printed on the last page of Volume II. Hardcover / Original 18th century boards, professionally rebacked by using the original spinelabels. Excellent condition after the perfect restoration by an english masterbindery.
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008. Large Octavo (16 cm x 23.5 cm). More than 10000 pages with hundreds of photographs, illustrations, maps. Original, illustrated Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear and some occasional staining and foxing to the edges ! Interior clean besides some mild foxing to some of the preliminary pages. All Volumes firm and unbroken. The Price for this important and heavy set of 9 Volumes includes wordwide free shipping per UPS Express Courier (2-5 workings days).
Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix - Performing on stage at the Isle of Wight, 1969. [The photograph comes together with a signed version of John Minihan's book "Shadows From The Pale - Portrait of an Irish Town" (In exceptional condition)].
Ireland, c.2012. Rare, extra large modern, signed print of the 1969 Original / Vintage Photograph on archival paper. Image: 38 cm x 25 cm / Framed: 64,5 cm x 51 cm. From the library and personal archive of irish photographer John Minihan. Titled and signed by John Minihan. Beautifully framed. The photograph comes together with a signed version of John Minihan’s book “Shadows From The Pale – Portrait of an Irish Town”
Buenos Aires / Ireland, 2014. Original / Vintage Photograph on archival paper. Framed: 29 cm x 38 cm. Image: 16 cm x 25 cm. From the library and personal archive of irish photographer John Minihan. Titled and signed by John Minihan on the back of the photograph. Beautifully framed.
Antiquities of Ireland - [With Chapters "On the Romantic History of Ireland" and "On the Political Constitution and Laws of the Ancient Irish" (Brehon Law)]. The Second Edition, with Additions and Corrections to which is added, "A Collection of Miscellaneous Antiquities". By Edward Ledwich - Member of many Learned Societies.
Dublin, Printed by John Jones, 1803. Quarto (22 cm x 26.5 cm). Frontispiece, , 526,  pages with 40 [forty] fantastic plates (of which one is the large fold-out-plate “Taking of the Earl of Ormonde”). Hardcover / Decorative, mid-19th century half-leather with gilt lettering and ornament to spine. Bookplate of the “Oxtead Lending Library” to the pastedown. Some browning and spotting to the text as often the case with this publication. Last layer of pages slightly detached. The large fold-out-plate “Taking of the Earl of Ormonde”, with tearing. Plates on better paper and in generally very good condition (see images and please see descriptions of faults for each plate in description below).
First Edition. London, John Calder, 1961. 8°. 53 pages. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Top edge gilt. Deckled edges. Excellent, close to new condition. No. 51 of only 100 copies on untrimmed, handmade paper [Vergé pur fil]. Signed by Samuel Beckett. Extremely rare in this condition !
Second Edition with Vocabulary. Dun Dealgan [Dundalk], The Dundalgan Press [William Tempest], 1927. 19.5cm x 12.8cm. 95 pages with frontispiece and further beautiful illustrations throughout the publication. Original, illustrated softcover. Excellent condition of the rare softcover-issue with only minor signs of external wear.
First Edition. Baile Átha Cliath, Connradh na Gaedhilge, 1906. 8°. III, 72 pages. Original Softcover. Besides some fraying to the pages 19-23 in unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Very Rare !
The Antiquities of Ireland [Complete with 260 engravings, illustrating the Pagan - Celtic - Druidic Antiquities of Ireland - "The plans were taken from original drawings in the collection of the Right Honourable William Conyngham [William Cunningham]". With a Preface by Edward Ledwich.
First Edition (Original – Vintage – 18th century Edition). Two Volumes (complete set). Dublin, Printed for S.Hooper, 1791. Large Octavo (19.5 cm x 27.5 cm). Pagination / Collation: Volume I: Frontispiece, engraved titlepage, XL, 88, VIII pages, interleaved with 135 plates (as called for) / Volume II: Frontispiece, engraved titlepage, XV, 98, VI pages, interleaved with 125 plates (as called for). Hardcover / Modern, beautifully and professionally restored and rebacked original 18th-century,irish bindings with gilt orament to boards and new lettering and ornament on spine. During the restoration, the original endpapers were retained. Several plates with a faded dampstain, only one plate (planche 79 in Volume II) with a minor tear. A wonderful, magnificent set with some patina to pages and plates. The plates overwhelmingly beautiful and most of them in excellent condition.
[Sammelband on Irish Protestantism and Irish Presbyterians] - Volume I: Richard, Lord Bishop of Cloyne - The Present State of the Church of Ireland: Containing a description of its Precarious Situation; and the consequent danger to the public. Recommended to the serious consideration of the Friends of the Protestant Interest. To which are subjoined some reflections on the impracticability of a proper Commutation for Tithes; and a general account of the origin and progress of the Insurrections in Munster. The Ninth Edition. [Dublin, Sleater, 1787]/ Bound with [Volume II]: Joseph Stock - A Reply to the Rev. Dr. Campbell's Vindication of the Principles and Character of the Presbyterians of Ireland. In which the question is discussed, whether our political constitution might be improved, by substituting, in place of the present ecclesiastical establishment of England and Ireland, either the Presbyterian or Independent Model of Church Polity. [Dublin, J. Exshaw, 1787] / Bound with [Volume III]: [Baggs, Stephen] - The Insurrection. Or, A Faithful Narrative of the Disturbances which lately broke out in the Province of Munster, under the Denomination of White or Right-Boys. ["The wonderful year...Annus Mirabilis (Swift)" - Dublin, W. Sleater, 1787] //
Dublin, W. Sleater / J. Exshaw, 1787. Octavo. 138, 123 (7), (2), 45 pages plus advertising-leaf for the Stephen Baggs-publication on the Irish Insurrection, (as called for). Original, contemporary Hardcover with manuscript spine-label and marbled-paper-covered-boards, housed in a bespoke made Clamshell Box / Solander-Box. Bindung strong and firm but slightly stained and stronger rubbed. Spine slightly damaged. Front free endpaper missing. Otherwise in very good condition. Although no sign of it, the book came from the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle). With the rare publication in the rear of the Volume on ‘Whiteboyism’ (The Whiteboys or in Gaeilge: ‘na Buachaillí Bána’), including a rare advertising – sheet by bookseller W. Sleater, glued to the rear pastedown. mentioning three publications: 1. A Letter to Rev. Doctor O’Leary, found on the great Road leading from the City of Cork to Cloughnakilty [Clonakilty] / 2. A Short Refutation of the Arguments contained in Dr. Butler’s Letter to Lord Kenmare / 3. The Present State of the Church of Ireland].
London, A. Millar, 1752. 13 cm x 20.5 cm. Frontispiece-Portrait of Swift by Wilson, 339 pages [plus 9 page Index]. Hardcover / Stunning, recent half leather (using the original boards) with gilt lettering and ornament, bound to style of the 18th century by an english masterbinder. Occasionally beautifully and very decently blindstamped with coat of arms of Cheltenham Public Library. Very good condition. Some signs of foxing to the frontispiece and first few pages. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
Sammelband / Collection of three important publications of the United Irishmen: 1. The State of Ireland - By Arthur O'Connor. Second Edition, to which are added his Addresses to the Electors of the County Antrim (London, 1798) / 2. [Arthur O'Connor] - Arthur O'Connor's Letter to Lord Castleragh. / 3. James Coigly - The Life of The Rev. James Coigly, An Address to the People of Ireland, as written by Himself during his Confinement in Maidstone Gaol. [With a preface by Valentine Derry: "The Dying words and injunctions of my friend, have imposed on me the melancholy duty of giving to the world the following papers..." ] (London, 1798) //
Three Volumes in One. London, Printed and Sold by all the Booksellers, 1798. Octavo. , 110, , 50, 63 pages. Hardcover / Stunning, recent half leather with gilt lettering and ornament, bound to style of the 18th century by an english masterbinder. The bookblock firm. Some minor staining. A little dusty and with a faded dampstain to lower corner. Name of preowner Hugh McMahon of Armagh, dated “1800” in ink on the titlepage. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown. An extremely rare, rather scarce compilation and a rare find for all collectors of material related to the United Irishmen.
The History of the General Rebellion in Ireland raised upon the Three and Twentieth day of October 1641. Together with the Barbarous Cruelties and Bloody Massacres which ensued thereupon. To which is added, Sir Henry Tichborne's History of the Siege of Drogheda, in the Year 1641. As also, The whole Tryal of Connor Lord MacGuir, with the perfect Copies of the Indictment, and all the Evidences against him. Together with the Pope's Bull to the Confederate Catholicks in Ireland.
The Seventh Edition. Cork, Phineas and George Bagnell, 1766. 14 cm x 21 cm. xxiv, [12 pages with list of Subscribers], 412 pages. Hardcover / Professionally rebacked, original boards with gilt lettering and ornament to style of the 18th century. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown. Title and following page slightly fingerstained. Else in very good condition and especially beautiful and firm after the restoration of the volume by an english masterbinder.
Dublin, Printed by Graisberry & Campbell and sold by all booksellers, 1805. Small Octavo (11.5 cm x 18 cm). XXX, 178 pages plus Errata-leaf. Hardcover / Stunning, recent half leather and marbled-paper-covered-boards with gilt lettering and ornament to spine, bound to style of the 18th/19th century. Excellent condition. Tear in Errata-leaf professionally repaired. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his name in ink to titlepage.
Fourth Edition. Dublin, Printed for M.N.Mahon, 109, Grafton Street, 1804. Small Octavo (11.5 cm x 18 cm). III, 42 pages. Hardcover / Stunning, recent half leather and marbled-paper-covered-boards with gilt lettering and ornament to spine, bound to style of the 18th/19th century. Excellent condition. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his name in ink to titlepage.
A Report of Some Proceedings on the Commission of Oyer and Terminer and Goal Delivery for the Trial of the Rebels in the Year 1746 in the County of Surry, and of other Crown Cases. To which are added Discourses upon a Few Branches of the Crown Law.
First Dublin Edition. Dublin, Printed for Sarah Cotter, in Skinner-Row, 1763. Octavo. XI, 412 pages plus 16 pages of Index and “Table of the Principal Matters”. Original Hardcover / Full 18th century calf with new spine-label. The binding firm and in excellent condition. Important: Several strong puncture – wounds to the first 54 and last 60 pages (without loss of text). Some occasional staining but text overall clean. A very rare Sarah Cotter print from 18th century Dublin. Although no sign of it, the book came from the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House).
The Case of Ireland's Being Bound by Acts of Parliament in England, stated. To Which is Added "The Case of Tenures Upon the Commission of Defective Titles, Argued by all the Judges of Ireland, With Their Resolutions, And the Reasons of Their Resolutions" [this work has its own titlepage].
Dublin, Pressick Rider and Thomas Harbin for Pat. Dugan, Bookseller on Cork-Hill,. 1725. Small-Octavo (9.8 cm x 15.8 cm). VI, , 186,  pages [including the final leaf “The Order of the Councel-Board, upon this Resolution of the Judges”]. Original Hardcover / 18th century full calf / Recently professionally rebacked and restored with original endpapers intact. Excellent condition. Small library – stamp on titlepage and old ownership entry in ink: “Edward Newnham”.
Proofs of a Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati and Reading Societies. Collected from good authorities by John Robison, A.M. - Professor of Natural Philosophy and Secretary to the Royal Society in Edinburgh. [With the printed dedication to William Wyndham].
The Fourth Edition, corrected; to which is added a Postscript. Dublin, Printed by W.Watson and Son, 1798. Large Octavo (14 cm x 21.5 cm). , 531 pages (incl. Postscript). Hardcover / Stunning, recent half leather and marbled-paper-covered-boards with gilt lettering and ornament to spine, bound to style of the 18th/19th century. Tear to page 9 (!). Otherwise in unusually excellent condition besides some mild browning (very occasionally only). From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown and name in ink on titlepage. Extremely scarce publication on Illuminati and freemasonry by the first general secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1783-1798). Extremely rare in any edition; nearly impossible to find in this condition !
"Sighs; or, The Daughter" / [Bound with an anonymously published title: "Alfred the Great: In which is related his conquests over the Danes; Entering the Danish Camp in Disguise; Separation from Ethelswitha; and his Death, after a Glorious Reign of Twenty-Nine Years and Six Months"].
Two works in one Volume. London, John Arliss, no year [c.1800]. Small Octavo. Pagination of “Alfred the Great”: Frontispiece, 36 pages / Kotzebue: 69 pages including Epilogue [without titlepage]. Hardcover / Stunning, recent half leather and marbled-paper-covered-boards with gilt lettering and ornament to spine, bound to style of the 18th/19th century. Excellent condition.
Insulae Britannicae Antiquae [with Ireland and Scotland] ex collatione veterum Geographorum et Historicorum Descriptae et Nummis Illustrate accurante Christophero Weigelio - [with an inset showing Orkney Islands and the Island of Thule].
Nuremberg, Christoph Weigel / [Johan Kohler], . Original, hand-coloured, copper engraved map [titles and locations all in latin]. Size of actual map: 39.2 cm x 32 cm. Size of complete sheet: 43.3 cm x 36.5 cm. Very good condition with some mild foxing. Minor tear to lower fold.
Annála Rioghachta Éireann - The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland. By the Four Masters, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1616. Edited from MSS in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy and of Trinity College Dublin. [We offer here the first 3 Volumes of the First Edition (1848) of the Four Masters together with a full set of the excellent facsimile by Éamonn de Búrca (8 Volumes including the Ireland map in a special folder/chemise) - The price for these two heavy sets includes worldwide free shipping per UPS]. First Edition Subscriber Copy for Patrick Clinton, Esq. First Edition: Volumes 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 (First three Volumes of five only) / Reprint-Edition (Third Edition): Volumes I-VII plus Volume 8 (map-chemise). With an Introduction by Kenneth Nicholls.
Dublin, Hodges and Smith/Éamonn de Búrca, 1848/1990. Quarto (25 cm x 29 cm). Volume I – III: XLIX, 2498 pages including Appendix Important: The pages 1025 – 1629 of Volume II with a faded dampstain, stronger towards the end with some strong, but dried, staining to the outer margins – minor lesions to two pages within the text). Original Hardcover: First Edition privately bound in green cloth with new endpapers / Facsimile Edition: Original publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on spine (see photographs). Overall very good condition of both sets, with minor signs of foxing. A great chance to own the most important Volumes of the original set as well as a complete reprint-set (which is now rare as well).
The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern, Taken from the Most Authentic Records, and Dedicated to the Irish Brigade. With a Continuation from the Treaty of Limerick to the Present Time by John Mitchel.
First Edition of the John Mitchel-Edition. New York, D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1869. Quarto (23.5 cm x 28 cm). Lithographic Frontispiece, Titlepage with wood-cut-border, XVI pages with Dedication, Biographical Sketch of the author James MacGeoghegan, and 4 pages of detailed Contents plus main text of 640 pages including a thorough Index. Original, very decorative Hardcover with family – crest of Patrick Flannigan on front board. Bespoke binding. Binding a little shaky with the spine loosening but still firm and holding. Endpapers as well as first and last pages a little dusty and with peripheral fraying. Interior clean besides some foxing. Includes a number of stunning portraits and romantic illustrations of Ireland. One illustration (St.Patrick) slightly torn. Name of two pre-owners on titlepage. Important History with decorative borders to each page. Extremely Rare !
Collection of four interesting and personal publications from the Collection of William Ralph Westropp-Roberts. Two of the four publications with long, handwritten/manuscript-narratives by Reverend William Ralph Westropp Roberts in the years 1899 and 1917. The information is mainly about the Family-History of the Westropp Roberts Family in Monkstown, Meadstown, Shanballymore (all County Cork). The Collection includes the following publications (see images also): 1. [Signed by Baron Spolasco] Narrative of the Wreck of the Steamer Killarney: With Interesting Details Not Yet Published Relative to the Sufferings of Those who Were Left Desolate Upon the Rock in Renny Bay, For the greater part of three days and two entire nights, without Food or shelter, exposed to the fury of a tempestuous sea, which constantly washed over them; accompanied by Mr. Hull's description of the ingenious contrivance by which they were finally rescued. The Work is adorned by a beautiful & correct Lithographic Representation of the Rock and Surrounding Scenery to which is added, A Vignette Portrait of the Author and an Introductory Dedication to Lady Roberts. By Baron Spolasco, one of the surviving Sufferers. (Cork, Printed for F.Jackson, 1838). This is the actual association copy, given to Lady Roberts by Baron Spolasco and originating from the library of Lady Roberts, with printed dedication by Spolasco and also signed by him. With the Exlibris / Bookplate of W.R.Westropp-Roberts "Post Funera Virtus" / 2. John Swete - Family Prayers for each Morning and Evening in the Week with Prayers adapted to Various Occasions; And forms for Children and Young Persons. The Fourth Edition. London, 1822. Ownership signature of Jane Westropp on titlepage and lengthy story of the book and its owner by William Ralph Westropp Roberts: "This book belonged to my Grandmother Jane Westropp, wife of Ralph Westrop [sic] of Meadstown, Co.Cork & daughter of Hodder Roberts of Shanballymore, Co.Cork. It was given to me by my Cousin Nina Westropp. It contains my Mother's signature W.Westropp (last page). WR Westropp Roberts, 1899" [The book also contains a drawing of the foundation of a House titled: "House in Fontainbleau" and a prayer-like wish in ink verso]. / 3. Musee Religieux - with several biblical illustrations. Inscribed to Willy Westrop [sic]: "Paris, 3 Juin, 1836 - B. Dambricourt a son amie Willy Westrop. Comm. faible gage de son sincere attachment" / 4. Burch, R.M. - Colour Printing and Colour Printers - With a Chapter on Modern Processes by W.Gamble. Second Edition. London, Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1910. With the Exlibris / Bookplate of W.R.Westropp-Roberts "Post Funera Virtus". [Strongly stained binding]. The work is adorned by a beautiful lithographic representation of the Rock and surrounding scenery. To which is added a vignette portrait of the author, and an introductory dedication to Lady Roberts. By Baron Spolasco, one of the surviving sufferers.
Original First Edition [Autographed / Signed / Inscribed Dedication copy]. Cork / London / Paris, 1838-1910. Octavo /Quarto. Pagination of the very rare Spolasco-Item: Portrait – Frontispiece of Spolasco, 72 pages including the lithograph of Renny Bay and several pages of statements advertising the cures and abilities of Baron Spolasco in which he was healing local irish people [excerpts from statements of cured people in local newspapers like the Limerick Star, Limerick Chronicle etc. are mentioned]. Two of the four publications are in their original bindings, two of them in contemporary, private bindings. Important: The very rare Spolasco-item also includes the printed dedication to Lady Roberts by Baron Spolasco which is additionally signed by Baron Spolasco in Crayon. Very good condition with some professional repairs to paper-corners. Small, minor damage to lower spine/frontcover. Bookplate of W.R.Westropp Roberts to pastedown. With a handwritten statement by WR Westropp Roberts to the front free endpaper: “″This copy of the Narrative of the wreck of the Steamer Killarney was presented by Baron Spolasco to Lady Roberts. In her efforts to aid the sufferers upon the rock she contracted a chill which proved fatal in the month of October of the year in which the wreck took place. The Parish Register of Tracton, Co. Cork contains, under the heading ‘Burials’, the following Entry: “b. Oct. 1838 Lady Elizabeth Caroline Roberts placed in this family vault at Ballyfoyle”. The book subsequently found its way into the hands of Messrs. Massey, Booksellers, Patrick Street, Cork, from whom I obtained it in the autumn of 1916. The Library Clerk had it bound for me in January 1917. WRWestropp Roberts’. Of utmost rarity !
First Edition. London, J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd., 1936. 8°. Frontispiece – Illustration, VIII, 246 pages with a (partly fictitious) map of Roaringwater Bay on the pastedown and endpaper and 12 illustrations throughout the book. Original, illustrated Hardcover. Unusually excellent condition of the binding of this scarce book with only minor signs of external wear to the binding. Firm and sturdy. Foxing evident on several locations. This is one of the rarest publications on West Cork, Baltimore and Roaringwater Bay.
The Second Edition / [Original Edition – This is NOT a reprint]. London, Printed for J. Bell, 1794. Small Octavo. 256 pages. Hardcover / Modern half-leather with gilt lettering on spine and paper-covered boards. In bespoke made clamshell-box / solander-box. Beautifully restored and bound by a master bookbinder. Including the original endpapers and the original half-title. Front free endpaper and halftitle with dampstain to lower corner only. Dampstain in lower corner of the titlepage only faintly present. One of the rarest titles of Irish Literature and one of the rarest, early gothic-novels / horror-novels. Absolutely scarce and in excellent condition after the beautiful restoration.
Dublin / New York, Gill and MacMillan, 1973. Octavo. XIV, 462 pages with numerous illustrations, portraits and diagram. Original Hardcover with the rare, original dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The dustjacket with some damage. One of the very, very rare detailed and important publications on Irish Whisky / Irish Whiskey and its history. A classic !
New Edition, with preface and Introduction by W.H.Grattan Flood. Dublin, James Duffy and Co., 1911. Quarto. XXII, 368 pages – including the often missing Corrigenda Leaf (Errata). Original, illustrated Hardcover. Beautifully illustrated clothbinding that has been recently professionally restored. All edges gilt. New endpapers. Besides a 6 cm smudged repair to the front board in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. A very rare and sought after publication.
No.8 / 200 copies, of the original limited edition. Dublin, The Cuala Press, 1944 [September 1944]. Octavo. 58 pages. Original Hardcover. Inscribed by George Yeats on the front free endpaper: “Mrs. Hempel from George Yeats, April 1944”. This has to be of course “April 1945”. The impossibility of signing/inscribing a book in April 1944 if it was only published in September 1944 is easily explained with the classic everyday-mistake of still writing the previous year in the first few months of the following year. A stunning association. The signature and inscription is a solid match to George Yeats’ autographs in her later hand and William Butler Yeats and George Yeats were frequent visitors to the Hempel’s in Dublin. In addition, the low number of the edition (8/200) suggests this being one of the reference copies given to George Yeats, who contributed heavily to the volume and even added an explanatory note (in print) verso the titlepage. This copy is near fine, bound in the publisher’s quarter buckram over yellow, paper-covered boards. The books pages remained unopened. Eva Hempel’s husband Eduard Hempel is one of the most controversial figures in modern Irish history, excoriated by some as ‘Hitler’s man’, defended by others such as the country’s first President, Eamon De Valera. Certainly, Hempel presented William Butler Yeats in 1938 with a copy of ‘Germany Speaks’ whose inscription described an ‘unforgettable afternoon’ spent together by Yeats and Hempel. Eduard Hempel and his wife were accepted socialites in the Dublin world of World War II, famously receiving a condolence call by de Valera upon the death of Hitler. Eduard Hempel and his wife Eva were granted asylum in Ireland after world war II and stayed way beyond the end of World War II.
Shannon, Irish University Press, 1970. 16cm x 24cm 58 pages. Original Hardcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Loosely inserted is the very long, original newspaper-clipping with the Obituary of Yeats in “The Times”, Monday, January 30th, 1939.
The Deep Sea and Coast Fisheries of Ireland, with suggestions for the working of a Fishing Company. Illustrated by William Cooper. Dedicated by Permission to the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland. [With 21 Plates]
Original First Edition. Dublin / London / Derby, James McGlashan / Simpkin, Marshall & Co. / Richardson and Sons, 1848. Octavo. Folded Frontispiece, X, 111 pages with 21 plates (original Lithographs often large folding). Hardcover / Original publisher’s cloth, embossed with gilt lettering to cover. Excellent condition of one of the rarest books on the History of irish commercial fishing and suggestions for professionalizing irish fishing industry in the 19th century. This book comes from the library of irish engineer William Le Fanu, with his bookplate to the pastedown and a stamp “Board of Public Works” to the dedication-page. The books interior with all the lithographic illustrations in very good condition. Occasional foxing only. Extremely rare; very scarce publication ! This is a superior example of this book; with all illustrations in place and in excellent condition.
The History of Ireland from the Invasion of Henry II - With a Preliminary Discourse on the Antient [sic] State of That Kingdom. [With Appendices listing historical sources like "Magna Carta Hiberniae" etc]. By Thomas Leland, D.D. - Senior Fellow of Trinity College and Prebendary of St.Patrick's, Dublin.
First Edition. Three Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for J. Nourse, Bookseller to his Majesty, in the Strand, T. Longman and G.Robinson and J. Johnson, 1773. Quarto. Pagination: Volume I: ,LVI, 388 pages / Volume II: , 516 pages / Volume III: , 664,  pages (Including Index). Hardcover / Original 18th century boards with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Armorial bookplate of Daniel Conner on pastedown of each volume. Very good condition with some signs of external wear and some rubbing. Only occasional signs of foxing. A rare and important irish history from the library of Daniel Conner, signed and dated by Conner on the pastedown of each Volume in Oxford, 1773.
History of the Cunard Steamship Company - (Extracted from "The Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine") - [This rare publication originates from the "Publicity-Department of the Cunard Line" and come together with a vintage Passenger-Card of the Cunard Royal Mail Steamer "Batavia" showing a Cabin Plan verso and an image of Samuel Walters' painting of the "Batavia" on the front].
[London], [Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine] / [Allen & Co.], . Octavo. Frontispiece, 31 pages text, interspersed with 13 engravings (including Frontispiece) and an Appendix with Cabin Plans. Original Hardcover with Cunard-Company-Crest. Professionally restored and rebacked by an english masterbinder. Excellent condition. Cunard’s own copy with several stamps from Cunard “Please return to Publicity Dept. – The Cunard S.S.Co. Ltd. – Cunard Building – Liverpool”. Further stamp of preowner “Arthur C. Wardle”, Liverpool Historian.
First Edition. New York, Baker and Scribner, 1847. Small Octavo. XV, 456 pages plus 22 pages of a catalogue for the publisher Baker and Scribner in the rear. Hardcover / Original publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on spine and ornament to covers. Recently, professionally restored. Very good condition with the usual signs of some browning and foxing to this publication. From the library of Lathrop Josiah Tracy, Honesdale, Pennsylvania (1825-1897). With his name to the halftitle. A very rare and important book !
Augsburg, Lotter, [c.1760]. Original hand-coloured copper engraving. Plate Size: 49.5 cm x 57.2 cm. Sheet Size: 55.7 cm x 64.5 cm. Original map. In very good condition with only the faintest traces of browning and paper defects to outer margins.
Augsburg, Seutter, 1730. Original hand-coloured engraving. Plate Size: 49.5 cm x 57.7 cm. Sheet Size: 53 cm x 62.6 cm. Original map. In very good condition. Some minor browning evident with the slightest traces of staining to outer margins. Some minor paper defects to outer margins. Repaired tear evident.
Colonna Traiana [The rare 18th-century Folio-Edition on Trajan's Column, in which, atypically, all Oblong-Folio-Planches have a centerfold and which includes the often missing, large 1,1 meter - foldout-plan of Trajan's Column] - Colonna Traiana Eretta Dal Senato, E Popolo Romano All'Imperatore Traiano Augusto Nel Suo Foro In Roma. Scolpita Con L'Historie Della Guerra Dacica La Prima E La Seconda Espeditione, E Vittoria Contro Il Re Decebalo. Nuovamente Disegnata, Et Intagliata Da Pietro Santi Bartoli. Con L'Espositione Latina D'Alfonso Ciaccone, Compendiata Nella Vulgare Lingua Sotto Ciascuna Immagine, Accresciuta Di Medaglie, Inscrittioni, E Trofei, Da Gio. Pietro Bellori. Con diligente cura, e spesa ridotta à perfettione, e data in luce da Gio. Giacomo de Rossi dalle sue stampe, in Roma, alla Pace con Privilegio del S. Pontefice.
Roma, [Giacomo de Rossi] alla Pace con Privilegio del S. Pontefice, . Folio: (26.5 cm wide x 37 cm high). All planches usually in Oblong-Folio are center-folded in this version, allowing it to be bound in Folio. Pagination: 9 unnumbered plates, [including titlepage, engraved dedication to Louis XIV, and also the large Trajan-Foldout, measuring 110 cm x 36 cm)], followed by 119 plates folded into 238 plates, [while our copy is lacking the 14 pages with Alphonso Ciacono’s “Historia Utriusque Belli Dacici A Trajano Cæsare” and Index and Colophon at the end of the Volume, this flaw is rather unimportant because this Volume is all about the masterful art of over 125 engravings and the powerful Homage by Pietro Santi Bartoli to Trajan, Rome’s “Optimus Princeps”]. Fully restored Folio in dark green Morocco, bound to 18th century – style by an english master-bindery. Unusually excellent condition with the tiniest of wormhole-damage to the Dedication pages. The plates all in exceptional condition. The large Column-Plate spellbinding.
Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S.Draper, 1749. Large Quarto (23 cm x 27.5 cm). Pagination of Volume One: Frontispiece-Portrait of a young John Milton, [18 unnumbered pages of Dedication and Preface], LXI pages of “The Life of Milton”, [5 unnumbered pages of Homage in Verses by Samuel Barrow [Physician to Charles II. and admirer of Milton] and also the important poem on Milton’s Paradise Lost by Andrew Marvell [English Metaphysical Poet and Milton’s ‘Latin Secretary’], 16 pages of “A Critique upon the Paradise Lost – By Mr.Addison” [Joseph Addison], 459 pages with six (6) full-page engravings / Pagination of Volume Two: Frontispiece-Portrait of an elder John Milton (dated 1670), 444 pages including six (6) full-page engravings plus 132 unnumbered pages of Index. Hardcover / Modern, stunning half-leather bound to 18th-century style with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Both Volumes now in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only a few signs of foxing. The paper in fantastic condition, illustrations and portraits impressive; wide margins make this a great collectable. A rare opportunity to acquire this important publication in a firm and beautiful binding. The exceptional restoration was done by an english master-bindery.
Buddenbrooks. [First American Edition in stunning condition with an amazing, signed Letter by Thomas Mann, thanking an admirer for reflecting on reading his masterpiece "Buddenbrooks". Signed on 21st of June 1940, on personalized stationery of Thomas Mann from Princeton, New Jersey, Mann wrote: "Thank you for writing to me and for telling me that you liked 'Buddenbrooks' when you read it recently at Colby College. It gave me pleasure, too, to know that you heard my daughter Erika lecture and had 'thoroughly enjoyed' yourself. With all good wishes, yours sincerely. Thomas Mann" ]. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter.
Two Volumes (complete set). New York, Knopf, 1924. Octavo. 389, 359 pages. Original Hardcover with the very rare, original dustjackets in breathtaking condition (now in protective collector’s Mylar). Unusually Fine condition with the meaningful letter by Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann.
A xeroxed copy of the second draft of “Chariots of Fire”, which David Puttnam signed in 2019 and to which he added a wonderful manuscript note: “This is a very interesting early Draft of ‘Chariots of Fire’ – A year later we started shooting the film in Cambridge – Almost exactly two years later the film won the BAFTA Best Picture Award and a few weeks later The ‘Oscar’ ! – Colin Welland also won for Best Screenplay that same evening. Reading this you can see why. Regards – David Puttnam”.
[London], . Quarto. Original softcover. Excellent condition.
Erste Ausgabe [1 von 500 Exemplaren der Originalausgabe]. Heidelberg, Richard Weissbach, 1923. Quarto (20.5 cm x 28 cm). XVII, 67,  Seiten. Original Hardcover / Originaler Verlagseinband mit marmoriertem Deckelbezug und originalem Titelschild. Ruecken fehlt. Kanten angeplatzt. Oberer, hinterer Einbanddeckel mit Schaden. Der Buchblock selbst tadellos und wunderbar erhalten. Selten ! [Die Drucke des Argonautenkreises – Der fünfte Druck].
Fantastic Collection of eight [pristine] Volumes of Philosophical Writings and Biographical Works by and on Walter Benjamin. The collection includes all the important modern, historical-critical english-language publications: I.Walter Benjamin - Selected Writings. Volume I (1913-1926), Volume II (1927-1934), Volume III (1935-1938) and Volume IV (1938-1940) - Translated by Rodney Livingstone and others - Edited by Marcus Bullock and Michael W.Jennings, Howard Eiland and Gary Smith / V. The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin (1910-1940) - Edited and Annotated by Gershom Scholem and Theodor W.Adorno - Translated by Manfred R.Jacobson and Evelyn M. Jacobson / VI. Walter Benjamin - Early Writings (1910 - 1917) - Translated by Howard Eiland and Others / VII. Theodor W. Adorno & Walter Benjamin - The Complete Correspondence (1928 - 1940) / VIII. Walter Benjamin - The Arcades Project - Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin //
Chicago / Cambridge, (Massachusetts), University of Chicago Press / The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994 – 2011. Octavo. More than 3000 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjackets all in protective collector’s Mylar.. Excellent, near pristine condition. Unusual in this condition and compilation, this collection is a must for each admirer of Walter Benjamin.
Sonderdruck-Sammlung / Kleinschriften-Sammlung / Offprint-Collection of Prof.Dr.Josef Fleckenstein, one of the worlds most eminent historians for the medieval period / middle Ages (Mittelalter), and especially the development and background of knights, knighthoods, chivalry. The collection includes roughly 5000 (fivethousand) offprints and pamphlets in 166 folders, alphabetized, neatly sorted and assisted by a special, old-fashioned card catalog. Most of the offprints and pamphlets were sent to Prof.Fleckenstein by international colleagues in his field of medieval studies, history and related studies. The majority of the publications are in german but many are also in italian, french and english as well. Many of the publications are signed and beautifully inscribed to Fleckenstein.
Germany, different publishers, c.1960 – 2002. Octavo. More than 100000 pages (onehundredthousand pages). Original Softcovers. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Ask for images. Price includes international shipping per courier.
Large Archive / Collection of Sir Harry Luke's personal letters, photographs and Ephemera from his 39 years of service for the British Colonial Office in Cyprus, Malta, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Fiji etc. etc., including working copies of his own publications, a typescript-manuscript of unpublished work ("The Englishman in the Levant - Being a Prose Anthology of the Near East") and sensationally his very valuable manuscript-notebook of recipe-collections together with his working copy of the sought after cookery book "The Tenth Muse".
England / Palestine / Israel / Malta / Cyprus, Fiji / Sierra Leone etc., 1905 – 1960. Octavo / Quarto / Folio. c.15000 pages (books) / Collection of Letters (see images) / Photographs and ephemera etc. Original Hardcover / Softover / Manuscript – Bindings (interim-bindings), often with the rare dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar, some without dustjackets. Very good condition with only minor, some with stronger signs of external wear. Please request further details per email.
Archive / Collection of more than 350 items, letters, documents, ephemera, pamphlets, manuscript notes, receipts , manuscript letters from the private library of Providence (Rhode Island) lawyer, Arthur (Art) Joseph Levy. The collection includes an important, controversial typescript-essay (8 pages) on Israel Zangwill's address before the American Jewish Congress at Carnegie Hall on October 14th, 1923 ("Watchmen, what of the Night ?"); with manuscript annotations and remarks on Israel Zangwill's position "the hopes of Jewry for the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine are doomed to disappointment". The collection includes a plethora of interesting letterheads of jewish organizations and also important documentation of Levy's contribution to and support for the "Palestine Foundation Fund", (receipt from Boston, Mass. June 1923). Levy, who was a graduate of Brown and Boston University Law School, practiced law in Providence, Rhode Island and led an active life as a member and leader of several Jewish civic organizations, such as the Jewish Family and Children's Service, which he established and led for twenty years, Rhode Island Jewish Historical Society, the Temple Beth-El Brotherhood, the Miriam Hospital, the Touro Fraternal Association and the Jewish Home for the Aged of Rhode Island. He was also a prominent member of the American Bar Association, the Brown University Alumni Association and the Brown Club of Rhode Island. Highly regarded as a jurist, he was a member of the Commission to Consolidate State Laws, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Federal Tax Institute of New England and an editor of the Rhode Island Bar Journal. Included in this archive are a group of letters written during World War I discussing his role in the Jewish Welfare Board of the United States Army and Navy, an invitation to a fund-raising dinner for the Jewish Orphanage of Rhode Island, a group of documents and letters discussing the establishment of a Jewish country club in Providence, several documents from the early 1920s concerning the mostly Jewish fraternity Phi Epsilon Pi and several items relating to Levy's personal life, such as personal letters, bills from clothiers and invitations to social events. (Main source of the description of this archive is the research of our colleague Greg Talbot from The Lawbook Exchange).
Providence (Rhode Island), Cambridge (Massachusetts), New York, 1917 – 1931. Octavo and A4. Two heavy folders with original documents. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
A wonderful collection of over 900 vintage paperbacks, fastidiously hand-picked from all parts of North America by an avid and knowledgeable collector. The collection is still intact and has not been 'robbed' of its outstanding and often signed publications. (Please ask for detailed list). / Lovingly curated, with a particular eye for unusual titles, this collection represents mid 20th century American pop art at its best. From hard-boiled detective stories to alien invasions, from femme fatales to teenage angst, from swashbuckling buccaneers to gritty westerns, these books were collected for two reasons; their excellent condition, and their lurid, 'one of a kind' cover art and outrageous tag lines. The collection also contains some very scarce copies of highly collectible books, including John D Macdonald's first book, 'The Brass Cupcake' and John Fante's first paperback edition of 'Ask the Dust'. The great paperback publishing houses are all represented here; Signet, Popular Library, Pocketbook, Penguin, Pan, Lion, Fawcett Gold Medal, and so on. This is a unique opportunity to own a highly respectable collection of 20th century publishing history.
New York and others, Signet, Popular Library, Pocketbook, Penguin, Pan, Lion, Fawcett Gold Medal, and so on, 1945 – Small Octavo. 100000 pages and more. Original, illustrated softcover. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Price includes free courier shipment worldwide.
Jerusalem Delivered; an Heroic Poem. [Large / Better Paper Edition of "Gerusalemme liberata"]. Translated from the Italian of Torquato Tasso, by John Hoole. [Including a biographical account "Life of Tasso"]
The Eighth Edition – With Notes. In Two Volumes. [Two Volumes bound in one]. London, T.Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1803. Quarto (22 cm x 28 cm). Frontispiece, XLVII, 339, , 335 pages plus 44 unnumbered pages of a thorough Index. Illustrated with thirteen (13) beautiful copper engravings (plus the Frontispiece). Hardcover / Stunning, modern half leather with new boards, preserving the original spine. With gilt lettering and ornament, bound to style of the 18th/19th century by an english masterbinder. Excellent condition. With some occasionall foxing. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
The Arabian Nights, in Five Volumes. [Including "The History of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp" / The History of Ali Baba and of the Forty Robbers, killed by one Slave" / etc.] Translated by The Reverend Edward Forster [based on the French version of Antoine Galland]. With  Engravings, from Pictures by Robert Smirke.
First Edition [Large Paper Quarto Edition]. Five Volumes (complete set with all engravings). London, Printed for William Miller, 1802. Quarto (21.5 cm x 27.5 cm). Volume I: LXI, (7), 385 pages with 5 copper-engravings including Errata-Leaf and “Directions for placing the Plates” for all four volumes / Volume: 432 pages with 5 copper-engravings / 405 pages with 5 copper-engravings / 461 pages with 5 copper-engravings / 474 pages with 5 copper-engravings. Hardcover / Original, early 19th century full leather with gilt lettering and date on lower spine [″London, 1802”]. Beautiful, richly ornamented master-bindings. All Volumes in strong, protective collector’s Mylar, which invites the reader/collector to use the work without fear of handling. Armorial Bookplates / ExLibris of Daniel Callaghan, Esquire of Lotabeg (MP for Cork City 1830-1849) to all five pastedowns (Motto: “Fidus et Audax”). Marbled endpapers a little dusty but beautiful. Volume 1, 2 and 5 with some weakening to the spine (slightly cracked), but holding and still firm overall. All plates present. As known and always found with this scarce edition, the original, titled tissue-guards all in place, have created stronger signs of foxing to the plates but in sharp contrast the text in all the five Volumes in bright and clean condition with only occasional faint staining. Endpapers with some minor browning. Very good+ condition overall with some rubbing and minor bumping to the Volumes but really only minor signs of external wear. Extremely sought after publication, not to be confused with the later, much more common Octavo Editions !
Collection of four vintage cabinet photographs of Harvard University Professors (19th century). The collection includes: Francis Brown (Professor of Philosophy) / [William Watson] Goodwin - (Professor of Greek) / Charles Franklin Dunbar - (Professor of Political Economy) / James Bradstreet Greenaugh - (Professor of Latin).
Cambridge (Mass.), Pach Brothers, c.1880. 10.5 cm x 16.5 cm (4.25” x 6.5”). Four cabinet photographs. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Paris, Chez Mathurin Henault, Nicolas de la Vigne et Nicolas de la Coste, 1631. 12 cm x 16.5 cm. Frontispice, (6), 569 pages including a further 3 engravings (4 engravings including Frontispice). / Edition Originale, illustrée d’un frontispice gravé représentant la mort couronnée plus 3 gravures à représentations des Vanitez du Monde. Original Hardcover / Reliure d’époque de veau moucheté, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, pièce de titre de maroquin marron, tranches rouges. Bon etat. Très rare ! / Minor repairs (professional) to the titlepage and only very minor lesion to some of the illustrations and some pages.
[La Divina Commedia / The Divine Comedy - Manoscritto dell'inizio del XX secolo della Divina Commedia di Dante - con strofe manoscritte da "L'Inferno / Inferno" - "Purgatorio" - "Il Paradiso / Paradiso"] - The Manuscript is titled: "Pictures Illustrating The Pilgrimage of the Divine Poet Through The Realms of Punishment of Penance and Peace" - Illuminated Devotional Manuscript of section of "L'Inferno / Inferno" - "Purgatorio" - "Il Paradiso / Paradiso" - with excerpts of Dante's Divina Comedia, in the style of medieval illuminated manuscripts. The manuscript is a strictly themed Dante Devotion and is of magical quality if one considers the fantastic, original calligraphy artwork, the composition of the manuscript and the coded meaning to the composer of this manuscript. The Folio - size manuscript is massive and has 216 pages, of which 109 pages are with illuminated, original watercolour-paintings in the style of the medieval masters, sometimes collages with watercolour and original etchings, engravings etc. The miniature paintings are juxtaposed with 105 vintage 19th century photographs of famous Italian Art - pieces that are somehow related to Dante's world or have an allegorical assoziation. Besides the early photographs other juxtaposed artwork or integrated artwork to the illuminations are: an original watercolour depicting the dying Dante, a sensational copper-engraving, depicting an allegorical Dante-scenario, possibly referring to the Divine Comedy, a small photograph of the famous Michelino Fresco encapsulated in one of the illuminations, an artprint attributed "Burne-Jones", two lithographs, a large steel-engraving, a smaller steel-engraving. Most of the photographs show allegorical sculpture or art by famous italian artists like Giotto, Carpaccio, Andrea Castagna, Luca delkla Robbia, Bellini, Titian, Dosso Dossi, Orgagna, Andrea del Sarto, Fra Angelico, Paul Veronese, Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bonifazio, Neri dei Bicci, Francesco Traini, Benozo Gozzoli, etc. etc. and other juxtaposed refer in code to Dante's Divina Comedia or even depict himself in artform. The photographs also include some breathtaking 19th century Albumen prints of Verona, Lake Garda, Mantua and other Italian landscapes.
England, [Douglas Cockerell / John William North], no year [c.1910]. Folio (34 cm wide x 42.5 cm high). 216 pages. Hardcover / Binding in full green morocco with lettering and Dante’s head as bronze sculpture per inlet to front cover. Binding by Douglas Cockerell, signed “WHS”, during his directorship of W.H.Smith & Son (1905 – 1914). The manuscript is on excellent paper, watermarked O.W.P. & A.C.L. [O.W. Paper & Arts Co. Ltd., established by English painter John William North (1842-1924) in 1895]. The binding rubbed and with some small damages, in need of some minor restoration but overall still very good. The interior, the paper and the artwork all in excellent condition besides one of the juxtaposed photographs (Filippina Lippo) removed from the manuscript with some residue of the photograph remaining and some of the photographs with some dogears and minimal discoloration. All the original artwork in spectacular and fresh condition. The manuscript is a spectacular find and the quality of its execution is of utmost interest for any lover of rare books, manuscripts and special bindings. The circle of Douglas Cockerell, his involvement in one of the most beautiful books ever printed: the Ashendene Press Dante, as well as Cockerell being the binder of this unique manuscript, the fantastic paper used for the manuscript by one of the idyllist movement’s central figures, John William North, and the wonderful Dante – theme of the manuscript with illuminated poetry from the Divine Comedy and the unique style of collage art, lets us rightfully dream that the anonymous composer of the manuscript was an important or at least peripheral member to either the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Ashendene Press or it was someone who worked in the style of the calligraphy schools that were inspired by William Morris or even earlier epigones like Owen Jones.
Volume I (of II) of the First Cork Edition [which had two Volumes in total]. Cork, Printed by Thomas White, opposite the Exchange, 1778. Octavo. XIX, , , 492 pages including 6 unnumbered pages of a List of Subscribers including the previous owner of the book: “Rev. John Meade”. Original Hardcover / Original full 18th-century-calf with gilt ornament and original spine-label. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown. Name of John Meade on titlepage. Only Volume One of this very rare Cork print !
Nürnberg, Homann, 1746. Original hand-coloured engraving. Plate Size: 53 cm x 46 cm. Sheet Size: 56.3 cm x 50 cm. Original map. Very good+ condition. Expertly restored map with reinforced edges. Faintest traces of the professional repairs barely evident such is the quality of the restoration.
Philadelphia, published by Isaiah Price, 1898. Original etching, after a painting by Edward Savage (1761-1817), signed by american artist L.E.Faber in the plate and additionally in pencil under his engraved signature. Facsimile-signature of Benjamin Rush under the portrait. Image itself: 28 cm x 33 cm. Sheet measures: 43,5 cm x 56,5 cm. Outer margins slightly stained and with some fraying. The portrait itself in excellent condition, mounted with two strips to the top. Rare, signed antique etching of one of the most interesting medical doctors and early medical educators who lived during the american revolutionary war and were instrumental in the founding of the United States of America.
History of the Independence of the United States of America. [Association copy with provenance - riddle: From the library of one John Garland Jefferson, being either the brother of American Civil War Hero Thomas Garland Jefferson and received as a gift from his namesake father, John Garland Jefferson (as stated on the endpaper in contemporary ink), with his name signed in ink to the fontispiece of Volume One or alternatively, being John Garland Jefferson (born 1815 - date of death unknown), the son of Captain Samuel Allen Jefferson (1776-1843)]. Translated from the Italian by George Alexander Otis. With ten illustrations and six maps.
Ninth Edition, In Two Volumes, Revised and Corrected. New-Haven, T.Brainard, 1839. Octavo. Volume I: Frontispiece, 473 pages with four maps and four illustrations (including frontispice) / Volume II: Frontispice, IV, 468 pages with six illustrations (including frontispice) and two maps. Hardcover / Original full eather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine and boards. Bindings a little rubbed. Lower spines stronger rubbed and only very slightly damaged but the Volumes and bookblocks overall very firm and in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some plates and pages with foxing (as usual with this edition). Both tissue-guards for the frontispieces in place. A stunning set regarding the American War of Independence with an interesting provenance.
Erste Ausgabe. Berlin, Druckerei der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1825. Quarto (22 cm x 26.5 cm). 29 Seiten plus Errata-Blatt (Seiten 401 – 430 des Jahrgangsbandes 1822-1823). Moderne Broschur mit eingebundener Originalabhandlung. Sehr guter Zustand. Es handelt sich hier um die seltene, originale Erstausgabe der Publikation. Extrahiert aus dem Sammelband der Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Der originalen Publikation wurde eine Replika des Reihentitels vorgebunden. [Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Aus den Jahren 1822 und 1823].
Über den Bau und die Wirkungsart der Vulkane in den verschiedenen Erdstrichen / [zusammen mit Jabbo Oltmanns:] Darstellung der Resultate, welche sich aus den am Vesuv, von Alexander von Humboldt und anderen Beobachtern angestellten Höhen - Messungen herleiten lassen. [dies ist gleichzeitig als 'Ergänzung der Abhandlung von Alexander von Humboldt's Schrift "Über den Bau und die Wirkungsart der Vulkane" zu verstehen und erschien im gleichen Jahrgangsband der Akademie an anderer Stelle].
Erste Ausgabe. 2 Abhandlungen (komplett). Berlin, Druckerei der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1825. Quarto (22 cm x 26.5 cm). Humboldt’s Schrift enthaelt: 8 Seiten (Seiten 137 – 155 des Jahrgangsbandes 1822-1823) / Oltmanns’ Schrift enthaelt: 20 Seiten (Seiten 1 – 20 des Jahrgangsbandes 1822-1823). Moderne Broschur mit eingebundenen Originalabhandlungen. Sehr guter Zustand. Es handelt sich hier um die seltenen, originalen Erstausgaben der Publikationen. Extrahiert aus dem Sammelband der Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Den originalen Publikationen wurde je eine Replika des Reihentitels vorgebunden. [Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Aus den Jahren 1822 und 1823].
First British Edition. Boston / London, Re-Printed for Thomas Field, 1762. Octavo. IX, , 414,  pages plus two pages of advertising for Jonathan Edwards’ “Treatise concerning Religious Effections”. Hardcover / Original 18th century calf, rebacked with new spine and spinelabel. Interior all original and besides some minor signs of foxing in very good condition. Name of preowner in ink on titlepage. Binding overall excellent with only minor signs of external wear. A very rare and important book.
Europe and America, in 1821; with an Examination of the Plan laid before the Cortes of Spain, for the Recognition of the Independence of South America. Translated from the French of The Abbé de Pradt, by J.D. Williams.
First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for G. Cowie & Co., 1822. Octavo. X, 432, VI, 112, (4) pages. Hardcover / Modern, exceptional masterbindings. Rebound in quarter calf leather with cloth boards, spine caps, gold tooling on spine with 2 gilt lettered leather labels on each spine. Extremely rare in this original edition. Excellent condition. Provenance: With very subtle blindstamp of The Reynolds Library, Rochester, NY.
Vanity Fair: A Weekly Show of Political, Social & Literary Wares - Complete Annual for the year 1872 with 51 full-page portraits of victorian statesmen of england as well as the united states of america (Hamilton Fish, Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley etc.), politicians, writers, artists, "men of the day" and men of influence, portrayed in chromolithography / chromolithographs in colour (January 6, 1872 - June 29, 1872 & July 6, 1872 - December 28, 1872 ).
London, Vanity Fair, 1872. Folio. 208, 208 pages. Complete set. Interleaved with 51 chromolithographic portraits. Beautifully restored, original Hardcover (half-leather with orginal spine (gilt letttering and ornament). With new, linen-covered boards, using the original pastedowns and endpapers. A stunning Volume in excellent condition. All illustrations in wonderful colour and condition. Although no sign of it, this book came from the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House).
Manuskript mit dem Titel: "Verzeichnis über altes & neues Inventar für Ludwig Camillo Bräuer" - "Aufgestellt mitte Mai 1878". Neben dem Manuskript, welches sich im hinteren Drittel des Bandes befindet und welches das Inventar der bekannten Gastwirtschaft "Wiener Spitze" verzeichnet (Gegenstände fuer die Wirtschaft"), diente dieser Band als Manuskript-Klatte / Handschriftliches Album mit Übungsheft des Camillo Bräuer mit Beispielen zum Verfassen von Contracten, Korrespondenz, Rechtschreibung etc.
Kirchberg in Sachsen, 1867-1878. Octavo. 149 Blatt (298 Seiten). Original Hardcover / Dekorativer Hlableinenband des 19.Jahrhunderts. Etwas berieben. Einige Seiten geloest.
Collection of 40 (forty !) personally signed books by Noam Chomsky, focusing on his linguistic and analytical philosophy as well as on his political activism and political criticism, anarchy, propaganda, criticism of the united states government etc. The collection includes paperbacks and some Hardcover-publications as well.
Cambridge / London / and others, South End Press / Cambrigde University Press / Oxford University Press / Mouton & Co. and many others, c. 1966 – 2002. Octavo. c. 4500 pages. Original Hardcover and Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The collection actually includes 42 books of which 41 books are signed by Noam Chomsky on endpapers or titlepages, never on a later tipped-in card or similar methods. Amazing and valuable collection of one of the most important philosophers of our time.
First Edition. Oxford, Printed by T. Combe / The Ashmolean Society, 1839. Octavo. Frontispiece [Folded map of the eastern half of North America], XVIII, 73 pages. Original Softcover / Original printed wrappers in custom made cloth-case (see images). Content-Page detached and loosely inserted. Otherwise this publication is in its very rare original state and in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
First Edition. 4 Volumes [complete set]. London, Printed for G. G. and J.Robinson, 1794. Octavo. Collation complete with all four half-titles: Volume I: 428 pages / Volume II: 478 pages / Volume III: 463 pages / Volume IV: 428 pages. Original, unaltered, 18th-century half leather with gilt lettering on original spinelabels. All four bindings with vintage paper-covered boards and their original, reinforced corners. The set is now housed in a custom-made solander-box / clamshell-box. Excellent, firm condition of all four volumes with minor lesions to hinges and some rubbing to extremeties only and some general, neglectable external wear to corners and upper spines. In Volume I, two sentences partly censored with manuscript editing in ink. Interior very good with the occasional lesion (I, p.109), minor tear (II, p.93), and stains to a page here or there and a faded, very mild dampstain in the background of some pages of Volume IV. Two excellent provenance signs: Bookplate / Exlibris of “William Tennant, Ashton Hall” to the pastedown of each Volume / Previous owner-stamp of “O.W.O’Grady Young – Castlerea”. A fantastic, in this state, unbelievably rare version, of one of the most desirable books in the english language. The seminal gothic novel, a most desirable collectable and the best copy of this first edition we have ever handled.
First Dublin Edition / First Irish Edition. 3 Volumes [complete set]. Dublin, , by Hillary and Barlow, for Messrs. P. Wogan, W. Jones, and H. Colbert, 1794. Small Octavo (17.5 cm x 11 cm). Collation complete: Volume I: 310 pages / Volume II: 321 pages / Volume III: 357 pages. [Few pages with misprinted numerals, as often the case, but all pages in order and complete]. Original, unaltered, 18th-century full leather with gilt lettering on original spinelabels. Very rare, complete set of the first Dublin Edition. Very good- condition with stronger signs of external wear but all three Volumes in firm, original condition. Lesions to the leather-covered-boards and some stronger rubbing to extremeties. Interior with only very few problems. All three Volumes used to have two endpapers before and after the text and some of these endpapers are torn or missing. Textblock in general very good with some very minor and only occasional staining only. In Volume I, tear to corner of page 101/102 and 135/136. Faded stain to only the outer margins of pages 239 to 310 (text never affected). Volume II with small tear to pages 21/22 / Volume III with lesion to page 281/282 and tear to corner 305. These all sound worse than they are and the set is still in very good- condition. From the library of the Meade family in Ballymartle, the titlepage of each Volume bears the name of Helena Meade. An extremely rare and highly collectable set of one of the rarest titles in english literature.
Original Poster - Designed in 1938 during a competition for the XII. Olympic Games in Helsinki, after the Olympic Games in Tokyo were cancelled: "XII. Olimpiskas Speles - Helsinki - Somija - 20.VII - 4.VIII.1940".
[Helsinki] Finland, A.B.Tilgmann, 1938. Framed Poster measures: 32 cm x 44 cm. Poster itself measures: 25,5 cm x 38,7 cm. The original poster is still in its original frame. Some minor signs of foxing only to the original Poster. Very good condition in strong and bright colours. Very Rare in this condition.
Fantastic collection of twentyfive (25) early 20th century (c. 1918) Vintage/Original promotional Strongman Photographic Prints of twenty of the earliest 'Strongman' Athletes who endorsed Alan Calvert's "Milo Bar-Bell Company" in Philadelphia. The collection is still in its original M.B.B. envelope (Milo Barbell Company Envelope) with original stamps.
Philadelphia, Milo Bar-Bell Company, c.1918. Octavo (5 inches x 7 inches / 12.7 cm x 18 cm).). 25 loosely inserted promotional photographic prints on photo-paper (archival quality). Original Softcover-envelope. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only one of the prints with a minor tear (the Henry Sincosky Print). Super Rare collection, especially with the original proof of provenience from the famous Milo Barbell Company.
Germany, 1897. Stunning, original 19th century Gouache of Beethoven by E.F. Göbel; after a painting of Beethoven by Carl Jaeger (1833-1887), which is now in the possession of the Library of Congress. Beautifully Framed. Size of frame with Gouache: 53 cm x 65 cm. The Gouache itself measures: 48 cm x 34,5 cm. Outer margins slightly frayed only. Extraordinary 19th century painting with fresh impression of the signature-face of this timeless composer. Price includes worldwide free shipping (framed), per Courier.
German, 1897. Original 19th century Gouache after an 1870 painting by C. Jäger. Beautifully Framed. Size of frame with Gouache: 53 cm x 65 cm. The Gouache itself measures: 44 cm x 36,5 cm. Outer margins slightly frayed only. Extraordinary painting with some minor repairs. Just like the Beethoven Gouache we also offer by this gifted artist, a very fresh impression of this wonderful musical inspirer.
Brussels, J.Ganz, c.1880. 20 cm x 25 cm. Excellent condition. Wonderfully rare autograph by one of America’s most beloved actors of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
Brussels, J.Ganz, c.1880. Cabinet-Photograph / Carte-de-visite photograph. 6,3 cm x 10,3 cm. Excellent condition. Very rare, signed by the elderly Liszt. Signed portraits by Liszt, one of the greatest composers of the Romantic Era, are of great rarity.
Antwerp, apud Jacobum du Moulin [Jacob du Moulin], 1720. (15 cm x 18,5 cm). Collated: , 354,  pages including a thorough Index Rerum. With engraved title-vignette showing the murder of Saint Godelieve; with the title-vignette repeated on page one of the text and three further fold-out-illustrations (collation complete). Modern Hardcover (dark calf over marbled-paper-covered-boards) and new endpapers. Halftitle letter-press-text laid down an endpaper that precedes the title page. After the restoration and new binding the original bookblock is beautifully preserved and the whole volume in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear and some browning to a few pages. Very rare Hagiography of poor Godelieve, who was martyred by the servants of her angry husband because she preferred to become a nun rather than marry.
Los Siete Libros de la Diana de George de Montemajor. Où sous le nom de Bergers & Bergeres sont compris les amours des plus signalez d'Espagne. Traduicts [sic] d'Espagnol en François, & conferez és deux langues. P.S.G.P. [édition bilingue française and castellane de 'Diana' de Jorge de Montemajor].
[Bilingual French-Castellan / Edição bilingue castelhano-francês]. Paris, De l’imprimerie d’Anthoine du Brueil, 1613. Small Octavo. Collated complete: Engraved titlepage, , 347,  pages. [Pagecount of 347 is incorrect and should be “694”, because only every second page is imprinted with progressing numeration]. Beautiful, recent Hardcover / Modern half-leather with gilt lettering on spine and marbled, paper-covered boards. New endpapers. Bookblock and interior in very good and firm condition. Faded dampstain to some of the text only. Very rare and important renaissance-publication.
Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1888. Octavo. 221,  pages [illustrations supplémentaires incluses] / Inter-leaved with some uncalled for, additional illustrations on street-cries and information (interleaved newspaper clipping from 19th century france (″Un Flaneur”/″La derniere ravaudeuse”). Brochure originaux imprimés dans une reliure privée du 19e siècle à couverture rigide / Reliure peinte avec illustration de “marchand de poisson”. / Original printed wrappers in private 19th-century Hardcover / Quarter pigskin-binding over marbled paper-covered boards with spine titled in ink and ink-illustration of “marchand de poisson” to lower spine. De la bibliothèque de l’architecte français Maurice Nalet / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Exlibris / Bookplate of french architect Maurice Nalet to pastedown.
[Specimen Oratorium] Richardi Gardiner Herefordensis, Aedis Christi Oxon. haud ita Canonici, Sub-Decani, Specimen Oratorium. Recusum & Declamationibus quorundam tunc temporis ibidem Art. Bac. Necnon Additamentis Studentium Heterogeniis adornatum.
[Second Edition]. Oxoniae [Oxford], Excudebat H.Hall Academiae Typographus, Impensis Richardi Davis, 1657. Duodecimo (9 cm x 15 cm). , 174 pages with three further titlepages after page33 (″Aede Christi”), after page 135 (″Epistolae Nonnullae”), after page 151 (″Alumnorum Versiculi”) and after page 161 (″Lector Candide Coronidis”). Hardcover / Modern half-leather with gilt lettering and spinelable. Bound to style of the 17th century by an english masterbindery, which made sure to preserve the original endpapers and pastedowns. An excellent restoration with preserved patina of this scarce work. The titlepage with a professional repair. Although no sign of it, this book came from the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle). Name of another former owner to pastdown: “Thomas Davis – his book , October 21, 1790”. Extremely rare !
Porto, Na Officina de Antonio Avvarez Ribeiro, 1786. Small-Octavo (10.5 cm x 15 cm). , 245 pages. Hardcover / Original, 18th century full leather with new spinelabel. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Last four pages with minor evidence of a faded dampstain (only peripheral). Extremely rare publication. A second Volume was published one year later, in 1787, but the first Volume is complete in itself. Contemporary drawing and name (″Brodrick”) on rear pastedown.
Small Collection / Small Archive of two very rich and personal, handwritten & signed letters on cards by Sendak, together with a wonderful collection of fourteen (14) loose gicleé prints of original drawings by Maurice Sendak in colour or black and white: 'A Kiss for Little Bear' x 2 (26.5 cm x 34.5 cm) / 'Zlateh the Goat' x 2 (24 cm x 30 cm and 37.5 cm x 30 cm) / 'Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present' x 1 (33.4 cm x 41.5 cm) / Lullabies and Night Songs' x 2 (35 cm x 26.5 cm and 44.5 cm x 33.5 cm) / 'Hector Protector' x 1 (46 cm x 26 cm) / 'In the Night Kitchen' x 4 (50 cm x 36 cm) / Higglety Pigglety Pop x 2 (28 cm x 35.5 cm). The two cards are addressed to one "Minnie" and were written at Christmas 1986 and Christmas 1987. Both are similar in content because Minnie was obviously supplying Sendak with "Rocks" [these could be "fossiles" or possibly Art or books with art by Norman Rockwell]. One of the cards featuring Sendak's art from the cover of Nutcracker and addressed to Minnie, reading in part "I worked all year on a picture-book - a Grimm tale (my first book in 8 years !!). I am in love with it and it gets published next year....my wild things celebrate their 25th anniversary. I hope i enjoy it all. Am hoping for a quiet year ahead illustrating a Grimm tale and staying put - I am tired of travelling and theatre projects. And look forward to creeping back into my old role as book illustrator" / "The rocks arrived while I was away working in England. They are wonderful, of course, and very much appreciated. Thank you again and again. My animals. I have but one. My darling Golden Retriever, Io, had to be put to sleep 2 weeks ago. She was 15 1/2 and I held her and stayed with her to the end. It is so sad, naturally, but the memory fills me with a kind of joy. I have a 3 1/2 year old German Shepherd named Runge after a German painter (19th century). It was anything but a lazy year - too full! This coming year will be lazy-ish.
[New York], 1986 – 1987. Letters: 4 pages on two cards / Gicleé prints: 15 sheets (unsigned). Very good condition.
Collection / Archive of three (3) very large gicleé prints of original drawings from the book "Where the Wild Things are" by Maurice Sendak of which one is beautifully signed by Maurice Sendak. The collection includes: 'Off to Bed without their Supper' (signed) / 'Let the Wild Rumpus Start' (I and II).
[New York], [Harper and Row], c.1975. Gicleé prints. Two prints measure: 37 cm x 60 cm / The signed print measures: 28 cm x 50 cm. Very good condition.
Manuscript of: "Songs &c., chiefly by German Composers. With English Words by James van Sommer, by whom also the Music was ruled and transcribed". / 19th century Manuscript by british composer James van Sommer with transcriptions of German Lieder in poetry form and score. Marvellous original manuscript with early transcriptions into english of some unusual composers. The manuscript in a beautiful and steady hand in ink/ Originales Manuskript von Transkriptionen teilweise ungewoehnlicher Lieder deutscher und europaeischer Komponisten des spaeten 18. und fruehen 19.Jahrhunderts. Wundervolle, sehr akkurate Handschrift.
[England, possibly Hoxton], James van Sommer, 1837. Octavo. 157 pages. Modern, unsophisticated Hardcover with new endpapers. Excellent condition.
The Gramophone / Collection of c.785 Issues of the influential classical music magazine from October 1935 - December 2002 including several Index - Volumes and special issues. This being one of the largest known, nearly complete runs of this magazine with some Issues missing here and there only. [From the George Hitching Music Collection]
England, 1935 – 2003. Octavo. More than 20000 pages of secret classical music knowledge. Original Softcovers. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear and some of the early volumes with some fraying only. The price includes an upgrade to worldwide free shipping of the collection per DHL Express Courier.
Theoricae Novae Planetarum. Quibus accesserunt: Ioannis de Monte Regio Disputationes, super deliramenta Theoricarum Gerardi Cremonensis. Item. Ioannis Eßler Maguntini, Tractatus utilis ante LX annos conscriptus, cui Titulum fecit, Speculum Astrologorum, in quo Astrolog. errores, ex neglecta temporis aequatione prouententes, ostenduntur, & multa que ad Theoricarum, praesertim Octauae Sphaerae, intellectum faciunt, explicantur. / BOUND WITH: Quaestiones vero in Theoricas Planetarum Purbachij, authore Christiano Wurstisio Basil. eadem forma damus. Omnia recens in gratiam Candidatorum Astronomiae edita. Cum gratia& privilegio Caes. Maiest.
Basel, Henricpetri, 1569 – 1573. Small Octavo (11 cm x 16 cm). Collation for ‘Theoricae Novae Planetarum’: 8 Bll., 262 pages with many woodcuts throughout the text / Collation for ‘Quaestiones vero in Theoricas Planetarum Purbachij’: ; , 430 pages with 10 plates plus many woodcuts within the text. The Colophon for this second Volume missing ! [It is not clear how many plates were supposed to be in this edition – some carry 9, some 11]. Contemporary 16th century Hardcover with boards covered by an old page from a Missale. Spine repaired later (possibly 18th century) with matching vellum. Dampstain throughout the whole volume. Heavily annotated throughout in a contemporary hand.
Botanologicon (Euricii Cordi Simesusii Medici Botanologicon) - Angebunden / Bound with: Antonio Musa Brasavola - Examen omnium simplicium medicamentorum, quorum in officinis usus est. Addita sunt Insuper Aristotelis problemata, quae ad stirpium genus, & oleracea pertinent.
Cologne (Köln) / Leyden (Lyon), Johann Gymnicus (Gymnich) / Johannes and Franciscus Frellon, 1534 / 1537. Octavo. Collation complete: I. Euricius Cordus – Botanologicon: Title with the woodcut device of Cologne-printer Johann Gymnicus, including his Motto, the first line of a Verse from the Aeneid by Virgil ‘Discite Iustitiam Moniti’, 183,  pp., 2 blank leaves. The titlepage of the Botanologicon bears the manuscript ownership-entry of Nuremberg’s Astronomer, Philosopher and Mathematician Hieronymus Schreiber [also called Jerôme Schreiber], student-friend of Euricius Cordus’ son Valerius Cordus in Wittenberg and later trustee of Valerius Cordus’ scholarly estate after Valerius Cordus’ premature death in Rome. Dated in the same hand on the titlepage also the entry ‘Anno 1539’, when Valerius Cordus matriculated at Wittenberg and Schreiber already had studied there since May 1532. With several contemporary manuscript annotations throughout both titles (the Botanologicon and Examen) / II. A. M. Brasavola – Examen omnium simplicium medicamentorum: Title, , [‘Reverendissimo to Ioannes Argenterius’, 4 pp.], [‘Ad Illustris & Sereniss. (‘Epistola Nuncupatoria’) to the Duces of Ferrara’ 17 pp.], [Epigramma, 1 p.], [Examen & Aristotelis Problemata 542 pages, [Dedication to Franciscus Frellaeus, 2 pp.], [Index copiosissimus in Examen Omnium, 13 pp.], . With several manuscript annotations. Original, contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards with some stronger signs of running to the corners, with partially bevelled edges and both of the original metal clasps intact. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Title in ink to upper spine and also to top of fore-edge. Very few pressed plants loosely inserted. Interior in excellent condition with some minor staining to very few pages only.
Sammelband of Writings by Sir Walter Raleigh: Remains of Sir Walter Raleigh : Maxims of State - Advice to his Son : His Son's Advice to his Father. His Sceptick. Observations concerning the Causes of the Magnificiency and Opulency of Cities. [Separate Titlepage: Sir Walter Raleigh's Observations touching Trade and Commerce with the Hollander and other Nations; proving that our Sea and Land Commodities inrich and strengthen other Countries against our own. With other Passages of High Concernment - London, Printed for Henry Mortlock at the Phoenix, 1702]. His Letters to divers Persons of Quality. [Separate Titlepage: The Prerogative of Parliaments in England, proved in a Dialogue between a Counsellor of State and a Justice of Peace. London, Printed for Henry Mortlock at the Phoenix, 1702]. With the Addition of some Letters never Printed before.
First Edition. London, Printed for W.Mears, F.Clay and D.Browne, without Temple-Bar, 1702-1726. 9 cm x 16 cm. Frontispiece, , 342 pages. Hardcover / Modern half-leather with gilt lettering on spine and paper-covered boards. Restored and recently bound to contemporary, early 18th-century-style by an english masterbinder. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The Frontispiece restored and draped to modern paper. Interior clean and in excellent condition. Extremely scarce publication from the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), even though there is no sign of it like a bookplate etc.
Essays - Historical and Moral [including "Freedom of Speech and of the Press" and "Resistance to the Legislature" an 'Essay on the Slavery of the Female Sex' - 'Of the Schemes asserting an Equality of the Sexes' and 'The History of the Female Sex' and the 'General State of the Controversy concerning the Inferiority of the Female Understanding'].
First Edition. London, Printed for J.Johnson, 1785. Octavo. VIII, 349 pages. Hardcover / Original, 18th century full calf with original spine-label. Front hinge weak but holding. Minor scuffing and rubbing. Overall in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Halftitle present but front free endpaper missing. Text in excellent condition. Exlibris / Bookplate of Daniel Conner to pastedown. Extremely Rare and important publication with early remarks on Gender Equality and a lengthy section on the justification of Slavery.
The Anatomy of Melancholy - What it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptoms, prognostics and several cures of it. In three partitions. With their several sections, members, and subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut up. By Democritus Junior with a Satyrical Preface conducing to the following Discourse.
A New Edition to which is prefixed – The Life of the Author. Two Volumes in one (complete). London / Glasgow / Dublin, Thomas McLean / R.Griffin / J.Cumming, 1826. Octavo. Volume I: Frontispice, [4 unnumbered],461 pages / Volume II: XII, 612 pages. Hardcover / Stunning, modern half leather by and english masterbinder. With gilt lettering on spine. Excellent condition with name and blindstamped ownership on titlepage.
11 Volumes (complete set). London, Bell & Hyman, 1983. Octavo. More than 3000 pages with an abundance of very interesting illustrations surrounding Samuel Pepys’ Life, portraits and maps of 17th century England etc. Original Hardcover with original dustjackets. Excellent, close to new condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Editio secunda. Two Volumes in One (complete). Bruxelles / Brussels, Fratres t’Serstevens, 1710. Quarto (17 cm x 20 cm). Volume I: Frontispice, , 400 pages / Volume II: XV, 428,  pages. Hardcover / Original, contemporary parchment. Plates complete and with some general browning. Besides a minor discoloration to the frontboard, in very good condition of one of the most important anatomical compendiums of the 17th and 18th century, effectively replacing Bartholinus. with only minor signs of external wear. Three signs of previous owners through the centuries (Bookplate of H C Lohmann / Manuscript entry by Joh. Caspar Metzger on the titlepage and manuscript ownership-entry from the 18th century by one Christopher Horden to pastedown.
Dordrecht, Blussé, 1773. Quarto (19 cm x 26.5 cm). XXII, 213, (1) pages with 16 fantastic, full-page engravings on the human teeth, jaw and even depicting Tooth-Anatomy, showing details of the interior nerves of teeth, tooth sockets etc. Original 18th-century edition bound in a beautiful, early 20th – century, private binding with new endpapers and decorative spine-label. In collector’s Mylar. The text and plates throughout with faded dampstain ! Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. This very rare volume on the History of Dentistry is very rare and still very much in collectable condition. This used to be the copy of the Association of German Dentist “Reichsverband Deutscher Dentisten” and the book has one large stamp to the pastedown and a small stamp to the lower margin of the dutch titlepage. One more decent stamp to outer margin of page 31.
Collection of 73 publications by and on eminent german writer Arno Schmidt / Sammlung mit 73 Titeln von und über den bedeutenden deutschen Schriftsteller Arno Schmidt. / The collection comes from the private collection of an Arno Schmidt-aficionado and includes most of the important publications in german and english language. In addition also some audiobooks, documentary film and Literary Criticism. / Die Sammlung stammt aus der Privatbibliothek eines Arno Schmidt-Enthusiasten und enthält nahezu alle bedeutenden Werke von und über Arno Schmidt und neben den Hauptwerken ausserdem den Dokumentarfilm sowie zahlreiche Hörbücher.
[More than 90 Volumes in total]. Frankfurt / Zurich / Bargfeld, Hoffmann & Campe / S.Fischer / Haffmanns / Arno-Schmidt-Stiftung, c.1971 – 2016. Diverse Formate: Octavo / Folio / Quarto. Mehr als 20000 Seiten. Original Hardcover / Original Softcover. Besides some minor signs of external wear to some of the Volumes, some mild foxing etc., the collection is overall in either very good or excellent condition. Please see detailed and extensive photographic evidence of the collection on our website. [The price for this heavy and opulent collection includes worldwide free shipping per UPS Express Courier (2 – 7 days of international express-shipping per UPS Express Saver)].
This is the First Edition (not a reproduction). London, Printed for M. Hingeston and T.Cadell, 1771. Octavo. XXI, [Errata], 287 pages. Hardcover / Original, 18th century full calf with gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Original Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown. Very Rare !
[Pope's Homer] The Iliad of Homer / The Odyssey of Homer / [Stunning 18th century set of all 20 Volumes of Pope's Works in their original, contemporary bindings with 26 full-page-engravings plus 1 large, folded Map of Greece, 1 large, folded illustration of the Battle of Troy, 1 folded illustration of Achilles Shield as well as 84 text-vignettes illustrating the Iliad and Odyssey / The engravings also include a frontispiece - portrait of Alexander Pope after a painting of Jean-Baptiste van Loo]. The set of Pope's Homer is followed by "The Works of Pope - In Nine Volumes, Complete. With his last corrections, additions and Improvements: Together with the Commentary and Notes of his Editor".
20 Volumes (complete set of Pope’s Homer and Pope’s Works). London, Charles Rivington / A.Millar and others, 1760 – 1766. Octavo (14 cm x 21 cm). Collation of Pope’s Homer and Pope’s Works follows here: Collation of Pope’s Homer: Volume One includes: an Essay on Homer by Pope, Book I and Book II of the Iliad with two Frontispiece – illustrations, CLI, 175 pages with five Text-Vignettes and one folded map of Greece [and “Phrygia” / Kingdom of Muska] / Volume Two includes: An Essay on Homer’s Battles, Book II – Book VII of the Iliad, 341 pages with five Text-Vignettes and with a stunning, folded map of Troy and the battlefield: “Troja cum Locis pertingentibus” / Volume Three includes: Book VIII to Book XII of the Iliad with ten Text-Vignettes on 304 pages / Volume Four includes: Book XIII to Book XVI of the Iliad with eight Text-Vignettes on 301 pages / Volume Five includes: Book XVII to Book XXI of the Iliad with ten Text-Vignettes and a stunning, folded engraving, showing the Shield of Achilles as described in Homer’s 18th Ilias, [added is a multi-page “Observation on the Shield of Achilles”], on 287 pages / Volume Six includes: Books XXII to Book XXIV of the Iliad with five Text-Vignettes, a two-page Epilogue for the Iliad by Alexander Pope [dated 1720], and “A Comparison between the Games of Homer and Virgil”, an “Index of Persons and Things”, “A Poetical Index to Homer’s Iliad”, an “Index of Arts and Sciences” with “a View of Homer’s Theology” [outlined in the Index are also Music, Geography, Physick, Military Art Astronomy, Architecture, Gymnastics, Agriculture and Rural Arts, Policy, Oratory etc.], on 212, , pages including the sectioning of Allegorical Fables in Homer, Allegorical and Fictitious Persons in Homer, The Marvellous or Supernatural Fictions in Homer, Characters of the Gods of Homer, as acting in the Physical or Moral capacities of those Deities [Jupiter, Juna, Apollo, Mars, Minerva, Venus, Neptune, Vulcan], Characters of the Heroes Achilles and Aeneas, Agamemnon, Ajax, Diomed, Hector, Idomeneus Menelaus, Nestor, Priam, Paris, Patroclus, Sarpedon, Ulysses and much more // Volume VII [being Volume One of The Odyssey]: Includes “A General View of the Epick [sic] Poem and of the Iliad and Odyssey, extracted from Bossu” and Book I to Book IV of the Odyssey with eight Text-Vignettes and some minor wormhole-damage decreasing from the titlepage to the end of the Volume, 240 pages / Volume VIII [being Volume Two of the Odyssey]: Includes Book V to Book IX of the Odyssey with nine Text-Vignettes on 272 pages / Volume IX [being Volume Three of the Odyssey]: Includes Book X to Book XIV of the Odyssey with nine Text-Vignettes on 316 pages / Volume X [being Volume Four of the Odyssey]: Includes Book XV to Book XIX of the Odyssey with eight Text-Vignettes on 277 pages with a faded dampstain to the core of the lower book-block / Volume XI [being Volume Five of the Odyssey]: Includes Book XX to Book XXIV of the Odyssey with an Epilogue [″Postscript”] by Alexander Pope, an Index to the Odyssey and an Addenda: “Homer’s Battle of the Frogs and Mice – by Mr.Archdeacon Parnel, corrected by Mr.Pope” with eight Text-Vignettes on 280, , 28 pages [one layer ever so slightly loosened, but still attached to the book-block// Collation of Pope’s Works: Volume I includes: Juvenile Poems / Pastorals etc. with Frontispice, Advertisement, Preface, [XLV], 288 pages with an additional two plates [Engravings for “Windsor Forest” and “The Rape of the Lock”] Faded dampstain to the illustration for “The Rape of the Lock” / Volume II includes: Pope’s Translations and Imitations, 272 pages with four plates, illustrating “Eloisa to Abelard”, “The Temple of Fame”, “January and May”, “The Wife of Bath” / Volume III includes: Moral Essays, Essays on Man and Essay on Satire, 362 pages, illustrated with eight plates of which one is detached and loosely inserted in its dedicated space verso page 203 / Volume IV includes: Satires and Epistles of Horace imitated, Satires of Dr.John Donne, etc., 336 pages, illustrated with three plates / Volume V includes the Dunciad in Four Books with a Frontispiece and five additional engravings (of which one engraving only covers half a page), 345 pages plus 14 pages of an Index / Volume VI includes Pope’s Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose, [including his Prefaces to Homer and Shakespeare], with 407 pages and one engraving faded dampstain to lower bookblock) / Volume VII includes the first Volume of Alexander Pope’s Letters, XXXII, 367 pages / Volume VIII includes the second Volume of Alexander Pope’s Letters, XI, 280 pages / Volume IX includes the third [and last] Volume of Alexander Pope’s Letters [including the 88 (!) letters to and from Jonathan Swift] XV, 372 pages //. Original Hardcover / 18th century full calf with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Condition of the eleven Volumes of Pope’s Homer: An original set of all eleven volumes of Homer with their original patina, unaltered in 18th-century-condition and with very few Volumes with minor damage to the spines and some of the leather slightly rubbed and minimally loosened from the boards. Minor, faded dampstain to one Volume and decreasing wormhole-damage to one other Volume. All Volumes firm with one layer inside the Odyssey ever so slightly loosened. All illustrations, maps, folded engravings and allegorical Text-Vignettes within Pope’s Homer present and in excellent condition. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Condition of the additional set of nine Volumes of Pope’s works: Overall very good with all Volumes firm but two Volumes with some minor damage to the spines (Volumes I and IV). Occasionally some dampstaining in three of the nine Volumes but overall this nine volume-set of Poepe’s works is in still very good- condition with some pages being a little dusty and only one of the 24 engravings/ illustrations detached and loosely inserted. One of the rare opportunities to buy Alexander Pope’s Homer and collected works in an entire, original 18th century private library-set. From the collection of Daniel Conner, with his Exlibris / Bookplate to the pastedown //
Edition augmentée [64e édition]. Paris, Gallimard, 1954. Octavo. 211, (2) pp. Broché / Original Softcover. Tres bon etat / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Signed and inscribed by Albert Camus: “à Dominique Paladilhe – pour le remercié d’avoir – si bien servi ce MALENTENDU avec la sympathie vraie – Albert Camus” / The book comes with an original vinyl record on which Maria Casares and Alain Cuny read from the work “Le Malentendu” (Act 2, Scene 1) and on which Albert Camus personally speaks “some remarks which sum up his feelings about today’s [1950s] world and its values”. The vinyl record also includes a reading by Albert Camus of selections from ‘L’Etranger’. A wonderful, rare collectable for every lover of Camus’ works.
Tables of Antient Coins, Weights and Measures - Explained And Exemplified in Several Dissertations [Including: A Dissertation concerning the Doses of Medicines given by Ancient Physicians]. The Second Edition - To which is added, An Appendix, containing Observations on Dr.Arbuthnot's Dissertations on Coins, Weights and Measures by Benjamin Langwith.
London, Stanley Paul & Co., 1922. Octavo. Frontispiece (Prince Rupert Bust), 243 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only very minor signs of some occasional foxing.
H KAINH DIAQHKH. Novum Testamentum Græcum, cum lectionibus variantibus MSS. Exemplarium, Versionum, Editionum, SS. Patrum et Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum, & in easdem Notis. Accedunt Loca Scripturae Parallela, aliaque [...] & Appendix ad Variantes Lectiones. [The Greek New Testament, with the various readings of Manuscript Copies, Versions, Editions, Holy Fathers and Writers of the Church, and in the notes of same]. Studio et labore Joannis Millii, S.T.P.
First Edition. Oxonii, E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1707. Folio (27 cm x 39.5 cm). Lacking the engraved Frontispiece but otherwise the collation is complete: Halftitle, Titlepage with Titlevignette of Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre, 4 unnumbered pages (Epistola), CLXVIII pages (Prolegomena), 14 unnumbered pages (Index), 809 pages of text, (1), 64 pages (Appendix Ad Notas Superiores). Several, beautifully engraved headpieces and initials throughout the text, signed in the plate by dutch artist, illustrator and engraver Michael Burghers – [MBurg. delin et sculp.]. Modern Hardcover / Stunning, recent half – leather with gilt lettering on spine and cloth-covered boards in a stunning cardinal-purple fabric. From the library of Daniel Conner, with his Exlibris / Bookplate to the pastedown and name on the titlepage. This extremely scarce publication is of great scholarly importance but it is also a typographical masterpiece. All vignettes in wonderful condition. Minor abrasion to halftitle. Otherwise in unusually excellent condition. The stunningly clean interior makes up for the lack of the frontispiece.
Collection of twelve (12) offprints from Quine's personal library. The collection includes twelve essays in original offprints by Quine plus one edition of 'Philosophical Studies' signed and inscribed to Quine by his Danish student Niels E. Christensen ["To professor Quine, my teacher in logic, from yours - Niels E. Christensen"] / The collection includes the following titles: 1. Peano as Logician (1987) / 2. A way to simplify truth functions (1955) / 3. Existence and Quantification (1968) / 4. Alcance y lenguaje de la ciencia (1973) / 5. Indeterminacy Without Tears (1994) / 6. Assuming Objects (1994) / 7. Carnap e la Verita Logica (1957) / 8. The Flowering of Thought in Language (1997) / 9. Paradoxes of Plenty / 10. In appogio della definizione implicita (1964) / 11. Free Logic, Description and Virtual Classes (1997) / 12. On Relations as Coextensive with Classes [comes with a vintage, printed bibliography of Quine's publications] / 13. Niels E. Christensen (University of Copenhagen) - Further Comments of Two-Valued Logic - Inscribed by Christensen to Quine (1957).
1955 – 1997. Octavo. Original stapled offprints. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
[De Bello Gallico / De Bello Alexandrino / De Bello Africano / De Bello Hispaniensi ] C. Julii Caesaris Quae Extant Omnia. Ex Recensione Joannis Davisii, Coll. regin. Cantab. Socii, cum Ejusdem Animadversionibus ac Notis Pet. Ciacconii, Fr. Hotomanni, Joan. Brantii, Dionys Vossii et aliorum. Accessere Metaphrasis Graeca. Librorum VII. De Bello Gallico. Nec Non Indices necessarii.
Cantabrigiae [Cambridge], Typis Academicis Impensis Joannis Owens, 1706. Quarto. (4), 751, (5), 96 pages plus 34 pages Index. Including two folded maps (Gallia / Pompeium aer Caesarem (Mare Mediterraneum with Southern Europe and North Africa/Asia Minor) and one folded illustration: “Pontis Figura a Caesare decem diebus ad Rhenum trajiciendum effecti” / (4), 751, (5), 96 Seiten plus 34 Seiten Index mit zwei Faltkarten von Gallien und dem Mittelmeerraum sowie einer gefalteten Abbildung einer Behelfsbrücke über den Rhein. Full 18th century calf with gilt lettering on spine and emblemata of Charles-Marie-Raymond Duc d’Arenberg. Very good +/ Near Fine condition with only minor signs of wear and a faded dampstain throughout. Exlibris of “Comte Goblet d’Alville” on pastedown / Sehr guter Zustand mit nur ganz geringen Gebrauchsspuren und einem durchgehenden, aber ganz dezent verblassten Wasserrand. Mit dem Exlibris des “Compte Goblet d’Alville. Wappensupralibro des Duc d’Arenberg.
Le Forche Caudine - Illustrate con due Appendici. [Compreso "Prospetto Della Valle Caudina Dalla Parte Della Campania"]. Second edition, augmented and, according to Brunet, preferable to the original first edition, which was printed in Caserta in 1778.
Seconda Edizione. Napoli, Appresso Angelo Trani, 1811. Folio (44.5 cm x29 cm). XIII, (3), 102 pages plus (6) pages advertising and Index (Indice). With 22 (twentytwo) illustrations overall. Including a large fold-out-plan (97 x 43 cm) of the Valle Caudine, several Vignettes, Allegorical/Historical Illustrations and four beautiful landscape engravings of the Valle Caudine by Alessandro d’Anna / XIII, (3), 102 pagine più (6) pagine pubblicitarie e Index (Indice). Con 22 (ventidue) illustrazioni in totale. Tra cui una grande illustrazione (97 x 43 cm) della Valle Caudine, diverse vignette, illustrazioni allegoriche / storiche e quattro bellissime incisioni paesaggistiche della Valle Caudine di Alessandro d’Anna. Hardcover / Fantastic modern, Nigerian goatskin with gilt lettering on spine and fine quality late 19th-century cloth over boards. New endpapers and all bound in style by english master-binders. Excellent condition of the binding. The stunning and most wonderful interior with only very occasional signs of an old dampstain to the outer margins and the beautiful, large fold-out-plan with some mild browning to one part of the center-fold. A typographical masterpiece of italian printmaking.
Collection of nine important Emil von Behring - offprints from the Exile-library of Prof. Dr. Hans Sachs, german serologist who had to flee Nazi-germany and died in his Dublin exile in 1945. The collection also includes the original offprint of an obituary for Emil von Behring, published by Hans Sachs in the "Frankfurter Zeitung" in 1917. The rare Offprint by Paul H. Römer (with epilogue by Emil von Behring), is inscribed to Dr.Hans Sachs. The offprints included in this collection are (in order of their publication): 1. Emil von Behring und F(ranz) Nissen - Ueber bacterienfeindliche Eigenschaften verschiedener Blutserumarten - Ein Beitrag zur Immunitätsfrage (1890) / 2. Emil von Behring und (Erich) Wernicke - Ueber Immunisierung und Heilung von Versuchsthieren bei der Diphterie (1892) / 3. Emil von Behring - Über Heilprinzipien, insbesondere über das ätiologische und das isopathische Heilprinzip (1898) / 4. Emil von Behring - Tuberkulosebekämpfung - Vortrag gehalten auf der Versammlung von Naturforschern und Ärzten am 25. September 1903 in Kassel - [Mit Besitzer-Stempel von Dr.Hans Sachs auf Titelbroschur und Titelblatt / With ownership-stamp of Dr. Hans Sachs on cover and titlepage] / 5. Paul H. Römer (Nebst einem Nachwort von Emil von Behring) - Ueber die Einwirkung des galvanischen Stroms auf Tetanus-Gift, Tetanus-Antitoxin und Toxin-Antitoxin-Gemische - [Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Paul Römer "Herrn Dr.Sachs sehr ergebenst - v. V." [vom Verfasser] / Inscribed by Paul Römer to Dr.Hans Sachs] - [Paul Heinrich Römer, from Kirchhain (near Marburg, Germany), was an important colleague of Behring and Sachs. Subsequently, Römer's experimental studies on Polio led to Jonas Edward Salk's and Albert Bruce Sabin's development of a Polio-vaccine. According to Rudolf Siegert [specialist for the History of the 'Marburg-Virus'], Paul Heinrich Römer, who died at the early age of 40 in World War One, should have been credited with discovery of the Polio remedy / 6. Emil von Behring - Indikationen für die serumtherapeutische Tetanusbekämpfung (1914) / 7. Emil von Behring und Richard Hagemann - Ueber das Diphterieschutzmittel "TA" (Mit 1 Tafel) und Emil von Behring - Aufgaben und Leistungen meines neuen Diphterieschutzmittels und Richard Hagemann - Ueber von Behring's neues Diphterieschutzmittel (1914) / 8. Emil von Behring - Experimentelle Analyse und Theorie der anaphylaktischen und apotoxischen Vergiftung (1914) / 9. Emil von Behring (Marburg) - Indikationen und Kontra-Indikationen fuer das neue Diphterieschutzmittel "TA" (1914) / 10. Hans Sachs (Frankfurt) - Nachruf / Obituary - Emil von Behring (Sonderabdruck aus der Frankfurter Zeitung - Erstes Morgenblatt vom 4.April 1917)//
Wiesbaden / Leipzig / Berlin / Marburg , Thieme / Elwert / u.a., 1890 – 1914. Octavo. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear / The earliest offprint by Behring and Nissen, with a faded dampstain to lower margins / Otherwise with some minor fraying to some of the offprints only. Rare, important collection and very interesting association between Emil von Behring, the first Nobel Laureate of Medicine and Dr.Hans Sachs, jewish serologist and pioneer in efficient diagnosis of syphilis and one of the sad examples of the purge of scientists by Hitler’s regime in 1930s germany. / The collection also comes with several important works of Reference including: 1. A copy of Derek S. Linton’s stunning work: “Emil von Behring – Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy” – [Philadelphia, 2005] / 2. also part of the collection is Arthur M. Silverstein’s work on “A History of Immunology” – [San Diego, 1992] see images of this collection !
Two Manuscript Books of Laboratory Notes by student of bacteriology and later publisher of "The Causes of Tuberculosis", Louis Cobbett (1863 - 1947), dealing in these lab notes with the discovery of remedies for Tuberculosis and Diphtheria. Original, two-volume Manuscript-Compendium of research-notes regarding all the important discoveries in Bacteriology (Diphtheria and Tuberculosis) by contemporaries of Louis Cobbett during the years 1885 - 1908 (Behring, Koch, Metchnikoff etc.). The notes were started by Louis Cobbett in 1885, after graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge and while he was working towards his degree in 1899. The stunning documents are not only reading like a first-hand-journal of discoveries, citing and reflecting on all the important developments and medical advancements of the outgoing 19th and beginning 20th century, but these notes were written parallel to Robert Koch, Emil von Behring and others making their breakthrough discoveries for mankind's desperately needed cures against Tuberculosis and Diphtheria. Cobbett reflects on the publications in the "Zeitschrift fuer Hygiene" and separately published books and articles. Louis Cobbett lists all the important and also the critical publications leading up to (for example) Koch's discovery of Tuberculin (e.g.: Beck - "Ueber die diagnostische Bedeutung des Kochschen Tuberculins"), he mentions Emil von Behring, Paul Ehrlich's "Ueber die Constitution des Diphteriegiftes", he cites A.Jeffery Turner's "Statistics on the Diphtheria mortality of the 3 principal Australian Colonies for the past 15 years" (published in 1899), he writes about Tuberculin production in fowl, he reflects on A.Calmette and G. Guerin, "supporting [Emil von] Behring in his contention that pulmonary tuberculosis is of intestinal origin". Other mentions are "TB of human origin (from a cervical gland)", he speculates on the publication by Fiebiger and Jensen regarding the transmission of tuberculosis from human to animal, he offers drawings of cultures with Rabbit emulsions, Bovine Characters, Avian cultural characters etc. A few lectures are referred to, including one by Sims Woodhead, a colleague of Louis Cobbett and no doubt attended by Cobbett himself; one newspaper report has been pasted in: 'Important conference' in Leeds, from Yorkshire Post 1899 / Louis Cobbett intensely elaborates on Kossel and his report on the english Tuberculosis - Commission in 1908 (H. Kossel - Die Tuberkulosefrage und die Arbeiten der englischen Tuberkulosekommission).
[Cambridge], c. 1885 – 1908. Octavo (17 cm x 21 cm). 90 blank leaves with manuscript entries in each volume, usually written on rectos only. Hardcover / Original half leather with dark blue cloth-covered boards bearing paper-labels to covers, detailing some of the sources cited within; marbled endpapers and edges. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Oxford, University Press, . Collotype. Limited Edition – No. 33 of only 100, signed by Eric Henri Kennington on a printed label that is attached to the lower back of the frame. The image itself measures: 48.5 cm x 39 cm. Overall size of the portrait: 63 cm x 49 cm / Framed size: 67.5 cm x 53 cm. Only the portraits outer margins (the white part of the board on which the portrait is printed) with faded dampstain that touches to top right corner of the image slightly but without visual trace). Otherwise in excellent condition in its original frame. Provenance: From the library and personal collection of Captain B.H.Liddell Hart and subsequently from the collection of his son, Adrian Liddell Hart. Price includes international shipping per courier (Framed / fully insured).
Vintage 19th-century Photoalbum with fiftythree (53) Albumen Prints of tourist destinations visited in the year 1882 in Scotland and England. The Album shows with visits to Edinburgh, Loch Lomond and its "S.S.Rob Roy - Steamboat with Pier and Ben Venu, Loch Katrine, Callander Bridge and Ben Ledi, The Trossachs, then moves to Hastings and later to Cambridge. Fantastic Album which also shows one magnificent photograph of Stonehenge and one of "The Major Oak" in Sherwood Forest in the year 1885.
Scotland / England, 1882-1885. Quarto. 53 photographs on original boards. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some minor signs of foxing only.
Augsburg, Lotter, [c.1740]. Original hand coloured engraving. Plate Size: 59.8 cm x 48.4 cm. Sheet Size: 65.4 cm x 53.6 cm. Original map. In very good condition. Partially coloured. Repaired tear to left edge of sheet. Minor tear to foot of sheet outside border. Central vertical fold as issued. Map is orientated to the north.
The Roman History, From the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth [with the printed Dedication to Alexander Pope]. Illustrated with 17 folding Maps, 4 Fontispieces and 11 other Plates [32 copper-engravings in total].
The Fourth Edition. Four Volumes (complete set with all maps and plates). London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson; Hawkins and T.Longman, 1766 – 1771. Quarto (27 cm x 22 cm). Collation: Volume I: Frontispiece, XLVI, XLVI, 634 pages with 10 plates and 3 maps / Volume II: Frontispiece, XXXII, XXXII, 668 pages with 8 maps / Volume III: Frontispiece, VI, 694 pages with 5 maps / Volume IV: Frontispiece, VII, 464 pages plus 76 unnumbered pages of a General Index and 1 plate and 1 map. Hardcover / Original 18th-century leather with gilt lettering and labels on spine. Interior of this set with all maps and illustrations in excellent, very clean condition. The boards of the bindings with abrasions and some bumping but overall very firm. Some stronger peeling of the leather on board of Volume I, Only three pages with minor tears. The large map of Northern Africa (Palestine, Egypt and Libya) with a minor tear. The stunning maps and plates in timeless beauty. Highly underestimated work, in the shadow of Gibbon but with meticulous detail in presenting the geographical impact of the Roman Conquest. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1945. 24.2cm x 16.3cm. xiv, (2) 171 pages. Illustrated with several charts: Chart of Witchcraft Criticism / Historical Baganda Land Tenure / Chieftainship Political Constitution under Indirect Rule / etc. Original hardcover in original dustjacket. In protective Mylar. First edition in excellent condition. Very Rare !
German Sociology (1918 - 1933) - [Signed and Inscribed offprint - Presentation-copy by famous sociologist Karl Mannheim to his student and colleague, the sociologist Kurt Heinrich Wolff: "To Prof.Kurt Wolff in friendship - K.Mannheim - London, April 1946"].
POLITICA, February, 1934. Large Octavo. 21 pages. Original Softcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The stunning association copy between two german sociel scientists in exile is a testament to their collegiality and friendship. With one annotation and some markings by Wolff. It is not clear if Wolff met Mannheim in London or if the offprint was sent to him. There is a note in ink by Wolff on the endpaper stating: “Columbus, May 13 ‘46”.
A Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity - From the exceptions of a late Pamphlet entituled "An Essay on Spirit" &c. [By a Divine of the Church of England] / In Three Parts, with an Appendix ["An Appendix to the Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity &c Containing some Remarks on the Dedication prefix'd to the "Essay on Spirit"].
First Edition. Oxford, Printed at the Theatre for James Fletcher in the Turl, 1754. Octavo. 101, (2), 104, 134 pages plus Appendix: 70 pages plus (10 unnumbered pages, including one page of advertising). Hardcover / Original 18th-century calf with gilt ornament and original spine-label. In protective collector’s Mylar. Besides some abrasions and minor damages to the boards in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Bookplate of Daniel Conner to pastedown. Extremely rare !
An account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; with various papers relative to the Plague: Together with further Observations on some foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and additional remarks on The Present State of those in Great Britain and Ireland. [Including chapters on English Prisons and Hospitals, Hulks [Prison-Ships] on the Thames, Remarks on the Gaol-Fever, Remarks on Penitentiary Houses, Scottish Prisons and Hospitals, Irish Prisons and Hospitals, Charter Schools in Ireland etc.]
First Edition. Warrington, Printed by William Eyres; And sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor in London, 1789. Quarto (24,5 cm x 30,5 cm). VIII, 259 pages plus 13 unnumbered pages of Index and 1 page “Directions to the Book-Binder”. Collation complete with 22 plates of which 20 are large fold-out-engravings. Hardcover / Contemporary 18th century calf with gilt lettering on spine. Stunning Volume, recently restored and rebacked by two english master-binders. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. After the restoration now a highly-desirable collectable. One of the first sociological studies of conditions within the penal system of England and Ireland compared to other 18th-century practices within European Jails / Gaols. The partly romantic engravings seem sinister when one imagines what inmates and children endured within these settings. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
Original, 18th century italian manuscript on how to build a vertical clock with sound: "Come si Dissegni in practica un Orologio Verticale Italiano a suonodella Campana secondo le regole del Scanavacca" [Translates: How to Draw an Italian Vertical Clock with the sound of the Bell in practice according to the rules of [Bartologmeo] Scanavacca"].
Italy, c.1750. A4. 22 pages with text, diagrams or drawings (partly in colour). Original Softcover Folder with original manuscript papers and drawings inside. Majority of the pages with damages and some with loss of text to outer margins. Extremely rare and intyeresting manuscript, also dealing with “Orologi a Sole Guili”.
London, Sir Joseph Causton and Sons, 1897. 11 cm x 17 cm. Frontispiece, 199 pages with numerous photographic plates throughout the book. Plus 8 unnumbered pages of advertising to rear (Starley Cycles ‘Psycho Cycles’ and ‘Homocea Embrocation’) Hardcover / publisher’s original decorative Design / Illustration on front board. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Corner boards are minimally bumped and rubbed. Binding is firm and strong. Interior bright and clean.
Ueber Augen, Augenübel, Kurzsichtig- und Weitsichtigkeit, Brillen und Ferngläser. Oder: Kurze Anweisung, ein gutes Gesicht zu erhalten und ein mangelhaftes zu verbessern. Aus den Schriften bewährter Augenärzte und Optiker gezogen. Mit einem ausgemalten Kupfer über den Bau des menschlichen Auges.
Eichstädt / Leipzig, bei J.M.Beyer / bei J.A.Barth, 1824. Octav (11,5 cm x 19,5 cm). VI, , 94 Seiten mit einer hand-kolorierten Tafel. Softcover / Originale Interims-Broschur. Unbeschnitten. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur geringen, rein aeusserlichen Gebrauchsspuren. Innen minimal stockfleckig.
Victorian Food and Natural remedies - [with an early household remedy suggestion against Diphtheria: "A Remedy for Diphtheria" (Sulphur)] - Manuscript-Recipe-Diary with more than 250 handwritten manuscript recipes on 121 pages and 32 loosely inserted additional manuscript pages. The diary has 264 pages in total and an Index on page 264. While the majority of the recipes are on food and drink, there are numerous medical recipes, remedies for simple but also serious illnesses either loosely inserted or pasted to the pages; numerous printed recipes from newspapers with tips and tricks on preservation of meat, remedies to avoid sea-sickness, "The [Homoeopathic] Treatment of English and Asiatic Cholera" / "Dropsy" [Oedema] / "The Danger of Gas-Baths", a stern note on "Cocaine and Sleeplessness", "A Remedy for Diphteria" (Sulphur), "List for arsenic in wall papers" / "Cough Mixtures for Bronchitis" / "Influenza Poison" / Mr.Sidney Bennet for Rheumatism / etc. There is even a description for a double-crochet shawl by a Mrs. Whichcote. All these recipes were collected between roughly 1859 (dated Beef Tea recipe on page 7) and 1880. The wonderfully detailed recipes for food include for example: Gluten Bread free from Starch to diabetic patients / Souffle Potatoes / Irish way of dressing potatoes (p.51) / Ginger Pudding / Savoies Pigeon Pie / Ivory Jelly / To cook a Ham / A German Pastry / Apple Cheese Cakes / How to preserve meat (old newspaper-article pasted in) etc. etc. (see more recipes below).
England, Anonymous, c.1859 – 1904. Octavo. 266 handnumbered pages with 121 pages filled and 32 loosely inserted recipes. Contemporary, very decorative 19th century Hardcover with the original boards but recently professionally rebacked by an english master bookbinder. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. This rare compilation is a true gem and collector’s item and also a well of information for veterinary homoepathic tinctures, old recipes against rheumatism, chilblaines (pages 256 and 257). Neuralgia, Cholera (page 251), Dr.Barry for Diarrhea and Neuralgia etc. etc.
The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Garden, and Nursery; as also for performing the practical parts of Agriculture - Including The Management of Vineyards with the Methods of making and preserving Wine, according to the present practice of the most skilful Vignerons in the several Wine Countries of Europe. Together with Directions for Propagating and Improving, from real practice and experience, all sorts of Timber Trees. [with an appendix: "A Catalogue of such Medicinal Plants as may be cultivated in the English Gardens, being hardy enough to bear the cold in the open air"]. The Eighth Edition, revised and altered according to the latest System of Botany; and embellished with several Copper-Plates, which were not in some former Editions. By Philip Miller, Gardener to the Worshipful Company of Apothecaries at their Botanic Garden in Chelsea and Member of the Botanic Academy at Florence.
London, Printed for the Author and sold by John and Francis Rivington, A.Millar and many others, 1768. Large Folio (27 cm x 43 cm). Frontispiece (depicting Britannia receiving the fruits of Nature in her lap), , 1326 unnumbered pages plus 18 (of 19) full-page-Folio Plates (copper-engravings) plus two Text-Vignettes and six text-illustrations. Hardcover / Stunning, modern half-leather with gilt lettering on spine. Beautifully restored by an english-masterbinder. Some pages, including the frontispiece, restored and repaired. The first ten text-pages and illustrations wirth some damp-damage to outer margins only. One page (″Leo”) with a small lesion to the text. After the first 10 pages in excellent condition with stunning bright text-pages and excellent illustrations. A beautifully restored example of one of the important english Gard Dictionaries, now in usable condition for the Botanist (many editons of this Volume are always broken because of the XXL-Size of this publication). With the bookplate of Daniel Conner.
Paris, Chez L’Autuer, 1843. Octavo (16 cm x 24,5 cm). 160 pages with 17 plates. Hardcover / Decorative publisher’s cloth with gilt illustration on front board repeated as vignette on titlepage. Some foxing, otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Presentation-copy, inscribed by the author: “Hommage de l’auteur a Madame Danielle avec les …hommage”.
Editio Tertia, Emendatissima. [9 Volumes – complete set]. Geneva, Fratres Cramer, 1758. Quarto (22 cm x 25 cm). Tomus Primus (Quo Rhetorica continentur.): XXX, 656 pages / Tomus Secundus (Qui Philosophicorum primus): 14, 674 pages / Tomus Tertius (Qui Philosophicorum alter.): 711, (1) pages / Tomus Quartus (Qui Orationum primus): 683 pages / Tomus Quintus (Qui Orationum secundus including “De Lege Agraria”): 687, (1) pages / Tomus Sextus (Qui Orationum tertius): 677, (1) pages / Tomus Septimus (In quo Epistolae ad Familiares): 656, (4) pages / Tomus Octavus (In quo Epistolae ad Atticum): 667 pages / Tomus Nonus (In quo Epistolae ad Q. Fratrem, &c.): 364 pages plus 303 pages of Index Ciceroniani Quatuor // Hardcover / Original parchment with original marbled paper covered pastedowns and endpapers. Bookplate / Exlibris of Daniel Conner to pastedown. Volume One and occasional some of the other Volumes with some signs of an old, faded dampstain but the set generally in very good, original condition with only minor signs of external wear. Wonderful set from the library of a student to Oxford University. The set is full of wonderful text-vignettes and besides the clear and spacious typography, the majority of the text is in clean condition.
Mitla, a Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855 with Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries. Edited by J.S.Bell.
First Edition. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1858. Large Octavo. XVI, 436 pages with all illustrations and the large folding map complete ! The illustrations include: 5 coloured chromolithographic plates one of these is a folded, double-page size), 11 woodcuts, large folded map “Route through Mexico, Guatemala & San Salvador” (this 19th century map also shows Upper California, New Mexico and Texas as well as New Orleans with Red River and the Missouri River). Hardcover / Beautiful recently rebacked, contemporary dark green morocco with gilt ornaments to spine and boards. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only very minor signs of foxing to some of the plates as usual. The text clean. Von Tempsky’s explorations and descriptions of the journey from San Francisco to Mazatlan to Durango to Mexico City to Puebla to Tehuantepec to Guatemala to Santa Catarina to San Salvador with cultural descriptions of the locals and their customs are of great value.
Full Speed Ahead. Tales from the Log of a Correspondent with Our Navy. [Inscribed Association copy from Henry B. Beston to Admiral William Sowden Sims - with original typescript in an envelope that is tipped into the pastedown / It is a typescript of a letter that was written during Beston's time as editor at the magazine "The Living Age" (an offshoot of 'Atlantic Monthly') and stunningly also reflects on Beston's classmate, Theodore Roosevelt, whom he obviously gave a copy of this book and according to Beston's letter to Sims, Theodore Roosevelt and his children confirming that they enjoyed it. The letter reveals that Beston sends this book as a "thank you" to Admiral Sims for his time as war correspondent under Sims' command during World War I. The typescript of the letter must be seen as an extension to Beston's Preface in the book in which he writes: "And no acknowledgment, no matter how studied or courtly, its phrasing, can express what I owe to Admiral Sims for the friendliness of my reception, for his care that i be shown all the Navy's activities, and for his constant and kindly effort to advance my work in every possible way."
First Edition. New York, Doubleday, 1919. Octavo. XIII, 254 pages. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear. Signed and inscribed by Henry B. Beston with a letter typescript to Admiral William Sowden Sims. The inscription reads: “To Admiral Sims with every grateful good wish of the author – Henry Beston Sheahan – 1919”.
Story of a Life. Complete Set. Volume I - Childhood and Schooldays / Volume II: Slow Approach of Thunder / Volume III: In that Dawn / Volume IV: Years of Hope / Volume V: Southern Adventure / Volume VI: The Restless Years // Translated by Manya Harari and Michael Duncan.
First Editions (except Volume I: First Edition, Second Impression). London, Harvill Press, 1964-1974. 8°. 283, 221, 253, 224, 223, 227 pages. Original Hardcover with beautifully illustrated dustjackets in excellent condition. All dustjackets in protective collector’s Mylar. This is an unusually beautiful set in Fine condition. Three minor stains to rear dustjacket of volume I.
An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China [First Dublin Edition with 34 full-page-plates]; Including Cursory Observations Made, and Information Obtained, in Travelling Through That Ancient Empire, and a Small Part of Chinese Tartary. Together with a Relation of the Voyage undertaken on the Occasion by his Majesty's Ship 'The Lion', and the Ship 'Hindestan' in the East India Company's Service, to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin [sic]; as well as of their return to Europe. With Notices of the several places where they stopped in their way out and home: being the Islands of Madeira, Teneriffe and St.Jago, the Port of Rio de Janeiro in South America; the Islands of St.Helena, Tristan da Cunha and Amsterdam, the Coast of Java and Sumatra, the Nanka Isles, Pulo-Condore and Cochin-China. Taken chiefly from the Papers of his Excellency, the Earl of Macartney, Knight of the Bath, his Majesty's Embassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of China; Sir Erasmus Gower, Commander of the Expedition and other Gentlemen in the several Departments of the Embassy.
Two Volumes (complete set). Dublin, Printed for P.Wogan, R.Cross, P.Byrne and others, 1798. Octavo. Volume I: XV, 449 pages with 8 full-page plates / Volume II: XVIII, 430 pages, with 26 full-page-plates and including an Appendix. Hardcover / Original, early 19th century half leather with original spinelabels. Bindings firm and strong but rather worn. Bookplate of Richard Meade, Ballymartle, to the pastedown of Volume I. Overall in very good condition with some stronger signs of wear but with all the illustrations / engravings, called for in the Dublin Edition.
First Edition. Dublin, Hodges and Smith, College-Green, 1837. 8°. XX, 557 pages. Hardcover / Excellent, modern half leather binding from an english master bookbindery. Absolutely beautiful condition, perfect gift for a cardiologist. Faded, tiny stamp from Birmingham Medical Institute on title.
First American Edition. Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover / Spectacular recent full calf binding english master bookbinder “George Bayntun”, in Bath. With gilt lettering and ornament on spine and a beautifully gilted spinelabel this should be in every cardiologist’s library. Excellent condition. Name of preowner ‘Lornison’ on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition.
Edinburgh, Printed for Constable & Co., 1830. Small-Octavo (10.5 cm x 15.5 cm). Advertising-Pamphlet bound before the publication, Engraved title-page, VIII, 387 pages. Original Hardcover / Publisher’s cloth with Facsimile-spine-label. Excellent condition besides some minor foxing. Engraved title slightly loosened. [″Constable’s Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science & The Arts – Volume LII: History of Music”].
no place, no year (c.1990). Original Black-and-White Photograph on archival paper. Framed: 31 cm x 36 cm. Image size: 14 cm x 18 cm. Excellent condition, mounted and framed. Signed photographs by Glass are extremely rare !
The Works of Bulwer-Lytton [Illustrated Wanamaker - Edition]. Includes 1. My Novel (Three Volumes in 2) / 2. Paul Clifford together with "Tomlinsoniana or The Posthumous Writings of the Celebrated Augustus Tomlinson"/ 3. Ernest Maltravers / 4. Alice or The Mysteries [with the printed Dedication: "To the Great German People, A Race of Thinkers and of Critics; A Foreign but Familiar Audience, profound in Judgment, candid in Reproof, Generous in Appreciation, This work is dedicated by an English Author"] / 5. The Last of the Barons (Two Volumes in one) / 6. Pelham / 7. Eugene Aram / 9. Rienzi (Two Volumes in One) / 10. The Pilgrims of the Rhine / 11. The Coming Race / 12. What will he do with it ? (Two Volumes in One) / 13. The Caxtons / 14. Zicci / 15. The Haunted and the Haunters or The House and the Brain / 16. Devereux / Lucretia, or The Children of Night / 17. Night and Morning / 18. Leila or The Siege of Grenada / 19. Pausanias the Spartan / 20. Kenelm Chillingly / 21. Godolphin / 22. The Parisians / 23. A Strange Story / 24. Zanoni / 25. Harold - The Last of the Saxon Kings / 26. Falkland / 27. Calderon, the Courtier / 28. The Last Days of Pompeii (Two Volumes in One) / 29. The Disowned //
29 Volumes in 15 Volumes. Philadelphia / New York / Paris, John Wanamaker, no year [c. 1905-1910]. Octavo. 406, 464, 413, 501, 407, 446, 347, 371, 481, XXX, 452, 247, 261, 392, 482, 446, 358, 327, 473, XIV, 450, 528, 373, 545, XX, 333, 357, 350, 499, 424, 356, 356, 235, 482 pages. Fantastic, Original Hardcover in protective collector’s Mylar. Top edge gilt. Only one volume with some bumping to top edge. Otherwise this set is in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Price includes upgrade to international shipping, insured, per courier (3-5 working days guaranteed delivery).
The Family History of England: Civil, Military, Social, Commercial & Religious From the Earliest Period to the Passing of the Reform Bill, 1867. [Including Genealogical Tree of Anglo - Saxon Sovereigns / Including numerous Steel-Engravings and a folded Map of England]. With several wonderful steele-engravings, maps, fold-out facsimiles etc. [for example: Birmingham, Warwick Castle, Portrait of Queen Victoria, Portrait of Henry VIII, Portrait of Cranmer, Engraving of Spires (Speyer in Germany), Portrait of Martin Luther, Engraving of Worms (in Germany), Engraving of Plunder in Monsteries, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth, Spenser, Drake, Facsimile of an official copy of the Warrant for the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots" / Lord Bacon, Kenilworth Castle, Execution of Rebels at Carlisle, Charles I., Raising of the Royal Standard at Nottingham, Death of General Lindsey, Storming of Bristol, Destruction of Royalists Property, Portrait of Cromwell, Battle of Naseby, Flight of Charles I. to the Scottish Camp before Newark, Chester, Seizure of Charles I. at Holdenby, Facsimile of the Death-Warrant for the Execution of Charles the First, King of England, Cromwell, viewing the Body of Charles I., Map of Dunbar & Vicinity - Illustrating the Battle of 1650, Escape of Prince Charles, Cromwell consulting the Lawyers, Siege of Lathom House, Portrait of Charles II., Arrest of Strafford, Archbishop Laud blessing Strafford, Defence of Warbour Castle, Portrait of William III., Engraving of Preston, Portrait of George Washington, Portrait of Napoleon I., Portrait of Wellington, Portrait of Lord Palmerston, Engraving of Manchester, Map of Lucknow, showing ooperations in 1857-1858, Portrait of Sir Colin Campbell (Lord Clyde), Portrait of Edward Geoffrey Stanley (Earl of Derby), Portrait of Prince Albert, Portrait of William Ewart Gladstone,
6 volumes (complete set). London, William Mackenzie, . 19 cm x 27 cm. II, 402 pages, LXIV / V, 336 pages, LX / VII, 360 pages, XL / VI, 336 pages / VIII, 400 pages / VIII, 344 pages, LVI. Original decorative Hardcover / Beautiful half leather bindings with gilt lettering and ornament to spine. Very good and firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. Illustrated with maps, portraits, views and other engravings.
A Amsterdam & à Leipsick, Chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1776. Octavo. Tome Premier: XII, 370 pages / Tome Second: 551 pp. [avec “Le Bonheur – Poeme” – ‘Ou Essai sur la Vie & les Ouvrages de M.Helvetius par M***’]. Hardcover – Modern masterbinding / Tres bon reliure moderne (demi-maroquin). Tres bon etat / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. An excellent, early french language edition on beautiful, uncut, excellent paper with extra wide margins.
Paris, Galilée, 1990. Large Octavo. 658 pages. Original Softcover / Broché in Mylar. Envoi autographe signé de Jacques Derrida. / Excellent condition. Inscribed, signed and dated on the half-title by Derrida.
Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press, 1959. Thick Octavo. [iv], 567,  pages. Original Hardcover / Publisher’s terra-cotta cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No jacket was issued for this book. In protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of wear. Second printing of the first authorized edition in Russian (preceded only by two CIA-sponsored, and virtually unobtainable, editions printed in Italy and distributed at the Brussels World Fair in the summer of 1958). Exlibris Janice Clark. Wonderful collectable !
An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe [inlcuing a section: "The English conquer Ireland" / "The English Parliament Forces Conquer Ireland" / "Constitution of the "Scotch" [Scottish] Nation"]. Made English from the Original, the High-Dutch - The Third Edition, with Additions. [With an "Epistle Dedicatory" by J. Crull].
London, Printed for M.Gilliflower at the Spread-Eagle in Westminster-Hall and T.Newborough at the Golden Ball in St.Paul’s Church-Yard, 1699. Octavo. Frontispice-Portrait of Pufendorf, , 515,  pages. Hardcover / Original 18th century full calf with later spinelabel. One of the previous owners has written his initials “GWH” in red ink verso the titlepage. Pastedown with armorial Bookplate / Exlibris of Scottish statesman, the Right Honorable Patrick Hume, Earl of Marchmont, Viscount of Blasonberry, Lord Polwarth of Polwarth & Lord High Chancellorof Scotland – [Bookplate dated at 1702 – Motto: “Fides Probata Coronat” – “True to the End”]. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Minor lesion/tear to outer margins of page 461. With manuscript entries by the preowner to the top of each page, detailing each page for easier access into sections of countries (Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Britain, Rome, Sweden etc.). This book is rare; but with the excellent provenance from the library of Sir Patrick Hume, an even more important and desirable publication.
Ecce lector candidissime notabilia dicta scitu & memoria digna. Timei Platonis. Aristotelis. Comentatoris. Porphirij. Gilberti Por. Boetij. Senece. Apulei. Quibus addita sunt pulcherima problemata Aristotelis philosophis attinentia, medicis quocumque vtilia.
[Pavia], Bernardino Garaldi / Bartolomeo Morandi [Papie, Impensis Bartolomei de Morandis Bergomensis, et per magistrum Bernardinum de Garaldis impresse], 1521. Octavo (15,5 cm x 11 cm). CXI,  pages with woodcut-titlepage. Excellent modern Hardcover (full calf with spinelabel) bound to 16th-century style. Very good condition. Few pages with minor staining only. With some manuscript annotations and one longer manuscript-entry to the last page of the volume. Sole edition, only held in two libraries worldwide (Bergamo and Turin / Torino). An extremely scarce, early 16th century print of a repertory with chapters on Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics. Mainly philosophical but also some medical aphorisms from various philosophers. The Volume also includes an early edition of Aristotle’s “Problemata”.
Nouveau Traité des Maladies des Yeux. Où l'on expose leur Structure, leur Usage, les Causes de leurs Maladies, leurs Symptômes, les Remèdes et les Opérations de Chirurgie qui conviennent le plus à leur guérison. Avec de nouvelles Découvertes sur la Structure de l'Oeil, qui prouvent l'Organe immédiat de la Vue. Par Mr. de Saint-Yves, Chirurgien Oculiste de Saint Côme. Nouvelle édition. Augmentée de l'Histoire d'un Remède pour les maux des Yeux, et contre la morsure du chien enragé. Traduit de l'Anglais par M. Cantwel. [Suivi de: "Histoire d'un Remède très efficace pour la Faiblesse et la Rougeur des Yeux et autres Maladies du même Organe avec un remède infaillible contre la morsure du chien enragé par le Chevalier Hans Sloane"].
Nouvelle édition. 2 Volumes en 1 / Two Volumes in one. Amsterdam et Leipzik, Arkstée et Merkus, 1767. Octavo (11 cm x 17 cm). XXXVI, , 309, 30 pp. Reliure originale / Original, very decorative 18th century binding with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Tres bon exemplaire / Unusually excellent version of this book with the publication by Sir Hans Sloane bound in the back of the Volume.
Sammelband / Recueil de publications importantes sur l'économie française du XVIIIe siècle. La collection comprend: 1. Charles Alexandre de Calonne - Requête au Roi, adressée a sa majesté. par M. de Calonne, ministre d'état. Avec Les Pièces Justificatives. 134 pp. (1787) / 2. Charles Alexandre de Calonne - Nouvelle conférence entre le ministre et le conseiller au parlement de Paris. 47 pp. (1787) / 3. Charles Alexandre de Calonne - Mémoire en réponse a l'écrit de M. Necker, contenant l'examen des comptes de la situation des finances. Londres 160 pp. (1788). / 4. Jean-François Gaultier de Biauzat - Doléances sur les surcharges que les gens du peuple supportent en toute espèce d'impots. 115 pp. (1788) / 5. Impot unique au Roi. 18 pp plus Tableau (c.1790) / 6. Bernard Pradere - Réponse aux objections contre l'impot unique. 16 pp. (c.1790) / 7. Bernard Pradere - L'impot unique ou la régéneration de la France chancelante. Deux Tableaux et 46 pp. (Toulouse, 1789).
[Paris] / Toulouse, J.J.Robert, c. 1780 – 1790. Octavo (14 cm x 21 cm). Reliure originale – Demi-maroquin. / Original, very decorative, early 19th century binding with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Tres bon exemplaire / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
De l’education des enfans; traduit de l’anglois de Mr. Locke, par Mr. Coste. [French translation of "Some thoughts concerning education" from 1695]. Sur l’édition angloise publiée après la mort de l’auteur, qui l’avoit revûë, corrigée, & augmentée. Suivant la copie imprimée à Amsterdam.
Édition pirate [de Suisse]. Amsterdam, 1730. Octavo (11 cm x 16.5 cm). Frontispiece – Portrait of John Locke, , 3-24, 468,  pages. Hardcover / Reliure originale. Un peu taché, frotté et heurté par endroits, le dos collé avec des bandes de papier et des étiquettes en papier. Globalement un très bon exemple de cette importante publication.
Les Merveilles du ciel et de l'enfer et des Terres Planétaires et Astrales. D'après le Témoignage de ses yeux et de ses oreilles. Traduit du latin par A. J. P(ernety). Première édition française de "De coelo et ejus mirabilibus et de inferno" avec le tres rare Portrait gravé par J. C. Darchow].
2 Volumes (ensemble complet). Berlin, G.J.Decker, 1782. Octavo (13 cm x 20 cm). Frontispice, 98, , 304; , 382,  pages. Reliure originale (demi-cuir de 19ème siècle). Tres bon exemplaire.
Nürnberg, Homann, [c.1735]. Original hand-coloured engraving. Plate Size: 57 cm x 48.5 cm. Sheet Size: 60.5 cm x 51.7 cm. Original map. Very good, actually stunning, condition. Some faint trace of browning to upper corners of sheet. Very minor tears to edges at centre-fold.
Flensburg, 1989. Originale Serigraphie / Original Serigraphy. Beautifully framed. Size of frame with artwork: 35.5 cm x 45 cm. Size of actual artwork: 30 cm x 40 cm. One of only 5 / Signed. / Eines von nur 5 Exemplaren. Rekordverdächtige Pilze wachsen im Waldboden. Sehr schöne, allegorische Arbeit, entstanden aus den fruehen Aengsten zur radioaktiven Verseuchung der Umwelt und den AKW-Bewegungen “Atomkraft Nein Danke”.
An Enquiry into the Accordancy of War with the Principles of Christianity and an Examination of the Philosophical Reasoning by which it is Defended: with Observations on some of the Causes of War, and on Some of its Effects. Contempt prior to examination, however comfortable to the mind which entertains it, or however natural to great parts, is extremely dangerous; and more apt than almost any other disposition, to produce erroneous judgments both of persons and opinions.
Third Edition. London, Longman, Hurst & Co., 1824. 19.5cm x 11.5cm. xii, 227 (3) pages. Original Hardcover (blue publisher’s boards with spinelabel). Spinlabel and boards a little rubbed. Overall very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Very scarce. One of few 19th century writings on pacifism.
Collection of five books from the library of Paul de Man and Pat de Man. Three of the books inscribed/signed by the author's. The Collection includes: 1. Robert M. Durling - The Figure of the Poet in Renaissance Epic. [Inscribed by Durling: "For Paul de Man - with fond regards - Bob"] / 2. Jan Rosiek - Figures of Failure - Paul de Man's Criticism 1953-1970 [Unsigned / Not inscribed] / 3. T. Weiss - The Catch - The Twayne Library of Modern Poetry [Inscribed by Weiss: "To Pat + Paul, for real friendship + a book of their own soon. Ted"] / 4. Edward J. Mullen - Langston Hughes in the Hispanic World and Haiti [Inscribed by Langston Hughes: "Ma cheri Pat, may this slight token of appreciation for your past (and hopefully) future, intellectual ministrations to your petit frère recall to you fond memories of your peregination. Love, Langston - Chritmas, 1979 (Late, as usual)"] / 5. Karry Levin - Grounds for Comparison [Unsigned / Not inscribed].
Cambridge (Mass.) / Aarhus / New York and others, Harvard University Press / Archon Books / Twayne Publishers / Aarhus University Press, 1951 – 1992. 8°. Volume I.: VIII, 280 pages / Volume II: 247 pages / Volume III: 77 pages / Volume IV: 193 pages / Volume V: 423 pages. Three Volumes in original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar / One Volume in Softcover / One Volume in Hardcover. Very good condition. From the library of Paul de Man. Especially the Durling – Volume of interest. Inscribed by the author: “For Paul de Man with fond regards – Bob”.
Hoyle's Games Improved : Being practical Treatises on the following fashionable Games, viz.: Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Chess, Back-Gammon, Billiards, Cricket, Tennis, Quinze, Hazard, and Lansquenet. In Which Are Also Contained The Method of Betting at those Games upon equal or advantageous Terms. Including The Laws of the several Games, as settled and agreed to at Whites and Stapleton's Chocolate Houses. Revised and corrected by Thomas Jones, Esq.
London, Printed for W. Wood in Fleet-Street, 1778. Small Octavo (9.5 cm x 15 cm). XI, 216 pages. Hardcover / Original 18th century full leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Spine professionally repaired, original endpapers preserved. Name of preowner “Desproz” on titlepage. A little dusty but overall very desirable and very rare publication.
Edinburgh, Printed for J.Robertson, 1792. Large Octavo (15 cm x 22 cm). VIII, 457,  pages. Hardcover / Modern, recent half leather by a british master-bindery. Excellent condition after the new binding was applied. Some very professional restoration to the titlepage and last page. Few contemporary annotations in gaeilge to the last page and name to titlepage in ink. Rare !
Collection of six stunning, early 19th-century gouache-aquatints of Florence and Pisa. These very able and fantastically hand-coloured, original artworks, represent the peak of high-quality souvenirs for the European Traveller on their Grand Tour. [Loggia dei Lanzi / Cattedrale di Firenze / Piazza S. Trinita / Campanile Della Cattedrale di Firenze / Ponte S. Trinita / Campanile Di Pisa].
Florence / Pisa, [c.1820]. Original Aquatint (hand-applied water-colouring over copper engraving). Plate Sizes vary: 31 cm x 22.1 cm. Sheet Sizes vary: 34.6 cm x 26.5 cm. Original Gouache-Aquatint (hand-applied water-colouring over copper engraving). Florence/Pisa, [c.1820]. Plate-Sizes vary: c. 31 cm x 22.1 cm. Sheet Sizes vary: c. 34.6 cm x 26.5 cm. Besides some smaller damages to the Ponte S. Trinita-artwork in very good, actually stunning, condition. Clean, crisp and brightly coloured.
A Description of England and Wales Containing a particular Account of each County, with its Antiquities, Curiosities, Situation, Figure, Extent, Climate, Rivers, Lakes, Mineral Waters, Soils, Fossils, Caverns, Plants and Minerals, Agriculture, Civil and Ecclesiastical Divisions, Cities, Towns, Palaces, Seats, Corporations, Markets, Fairs, Manufactures, Trade, Sieges, Battles and the Lives of illustrious Men each County has produced, Embellished with two hundred and forty Copper Plates of Palaces, Castles, Cathedrals; The Ruins of Roman and Saxon Buildings; And of Abbeys, Monasteries, and other Religious Houses. Besides a Variety of Cuts of Urns, Inscriptions, and other Antiquities.
Ten Volumes (complete set). London, Newbery and Carnan, 1769. Small Octavo. Volume I: XII, 299 pages / Volume II: 286 pages / Volume III: 288 pages / Volume IV: 288 pages / Volume V: 288 pages / Volume VI: 288 pages / Volume VII: 287 pages / Volume VIII: 288 pages / Volume IX: 288 pages / Volume X: 288 pages // Hardcover / Nine Volumes in their original 18th-century full leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Volume One recently bound to style by english master-binders. Faded dampstain to Volume III. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Two spine-labels slightly damaged. Bookplate of Daniel Conner to pastedowns of Volumes 2 – 9.
Lives of the Admirals, And other eminent British Seamen; containing Their Personal Histories, and a Detail of all their Public Services. Including A new and accurate Naval History, from the earliest Account of Time; and clearly proving by a continued Series of Facts, our uninterrupted Claim to, and Enjoyment of, the Dominion of our Seas. Interspersed With many curious Passages, relating to our Discoveries, Plantations and Commerce. Supported throughout by proper Authorities.
The Third Edition. In Four Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for T.Osborne, C.Hitch and L.Hawes, H.Woodfall, J.Rivington and others, 1761. Octavo (13.5 cm x 20.5 cm). Pagination [see full list of maps and portraits below the description]: Volume I: 587 pages with one folded map and two portraits / Volume II: 580 pages with one folded map and two portraits / Volume III: 488 pages with two fold-out maps / Volume IV: 519 pages with two fold-out maps. Hardcover / Original 18th century – calf with gilt ornament and original spine-labels [of which one spine-label has been recently replaced in matching style]. Bindings all firm and with only minor signs of wear and bunping to top and bottom of spine’s. Interior, Maps and Portraits all in excellent condition. Very inor, faded dampstain to the outer margins of some pages of Volume III. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.