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Ireland (Carrick-A-Rede / Giant's Causeway

19th century European Travel – Ireland (Carrick-A-Rede / Giant’s Causeway / Bideford (Devon) / Torrington (Devon) / Lynton (Devon) / Lynmouth (Devon) / Watersmeet (Devon) / Ilfracombe (Devon) / Carnarvon Castle (Wales) / Forth Bridge – (Wales)/

Original Photoalbum from ca. 1870 / 1880 with 37 original Albumen Print / Albumen Silver Print – Photographs of a Tour through Europe. With very interesting photographs of Ireland’s favourite attractions in County Antrim , a large section of the Devon Region in England (The DEVON – Section includes 15 photographs alone), and some beautiful and rare early colour photographs of Luzern in Switzerland: Examples of images: 8. Bideford in Devon (Promenade with ships and people) / 9. Torrington – Devon (Town Mill Bridge) / 10. Torrington – Devon (Northern Bridge) / Two smaller photographs on one board: 11. Torrington – Devon (Castle Ruins) / 12. Torrington – Devon – (Near Railway Station) / Two smaller photographs on board: 13. Torrington – Devon – (The Avenue) / 14. Torrington – Devon (Valley of Rocks / Castle Rock) / 15. Lynton – North Devon / 16. Lynton – North Devon (Castle Rock) / 17. Lynmouth – Watersmeet / 18. Lynmouth (Bridge /Watersmeet near Lynmouth) / 19. Lynmouth (Picturesque Harbourscene with old fisherhuts on left) / 20. Ilfracombe – North Devon (from the Tours Walk – Top of the Hill) / 21. Ilfracombe – Tour Walk / 22. Ilfracombe – View from Capstone Hill /

Devon, ca.1870/1880/1890. Oblong – Quarto. 37 plates. Hardcover. Recently, professionally rebound in half leather with gilt lettering on spine. The large photographs in very good condition.

EUR 580,-- 

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[Anonymous] Victorian Recipes / Food / Cooking / Healing / Medical / Veterinary / Homoeopathy.

[Anonymous – possibly a Mrs. J. S. Stone or Mrs. Church or Miss S.R. Monckton] Victorian Recipes / Food / Cooking / Healing / Medical / Veterinary / Homoeopathy.

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.

EUR 1.400,-- 

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Forster, The Arabian Nights, in Five Volumes.

[Arabian Nights] Forster, Edward / [Provenance: Daniel Callaghan of Lotabeg].

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 [24] 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 !

EUR 4.800,-- 

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Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage - Tableau de la Grande-Bretagne, De L'Irlande et des Possessions Angloises dans les quatre parties du Monde. [Large Paper Copy / Better Paper Copy / Exemplaire de Luxe]

Baert-Duholant, Charles-Alexandre-Balthazar-François de Paule baron de / Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage.

Tableau de la Grande-Bretagne, De L’Irlande et des Possessions Angloises dans les quatre parties du Monde. [Large Paper Copy / Better Paper Copy / Exemplaire de Luxe] [With five (5) large, folded Maps by Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage: Large, oblong folded Map/Plan of Gibraltar / England / Scotland / Ireland / India] / [With four (4) stunning copper-engravings: Grotte de Fingal, Chaussée des Géants / Plan et vue de Gibraltar / Combat de Boxe (Pugilists)] / [With two (2) portraits: 1.Portrait of William Pitt (after William Owen) and 2. Portrait of Charles Jacques Fox (after Karl Anton Hickel)].

Four Volumes (complete set). Paris, Chez H.J.Jansen, L’An 8me [1800]. Octavo (21.5 cm x 14 cm). Collation: Volume I: (8), 459, (1), 11 pages with Eleven (11) copper-engravings of which are: 5 Maps / Plans and 4 Engravings: The folded view of Fingals Cave (″Grotte de Fingal dans l’Ile de Staffa” – (20.5 cm x 31.5 cm) / “Folded Plate of the Giants Causeway (″Vue occidentale de la Chaussee des Geans et des Caps voisins” (20.5 cm x 39 cm)) / Fantastic, large Map/Plan of Gibraltar by Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage, with a Birds-Eye-View of the Ville de Gibraltar (20.5 cm x 65.5 cm) [also showing the Ville Irlandaise on Gibraltar] / Scenic View of Gibraltar (″Vue de Gibraltar, prise du cote de l’Espagne” (20.5 cm x 33 cm) / Large Fold-Out-Map of England by Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage with an Inset-View of Stonehenge (47 cm x 51 cm) / Large Fold-Out-Map of Scotland by Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage, including the Western Isles and Shetland, with a stunning Inset-View of the irish pilgrimage-mountain Croagh Patrick [Craig-Phadrick] in Westport, Ireland (37 cm x 50 cm)/ Large Fold-Out-Map of Ireland with an Inset-View of the Lakes of Killarney (39 cm x 44.5 cm) / Volume II: 532, (1), 12 pages with Large Fold-Out-Map of India (″Possessions Anglaises”) by Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage – the large India-Map showing areas as far as Tibet, Siam, Sumatra and the Andaman Islands, Ceylon, Burma (48 cm x 43 cm) / Volume III: 502, 48, (2) pages with two portraits: Guillaume Pitt [William Pitt] & Charles Jacques Fox (each 20.5 cm x 12.5 cm)/ Volume IV: 486, 22, (2) pages with the very famous Fold-out-Illustration of Pugilists / Boxers at Odiham in Hampshire [″Combats de Boxers a Odiham”] showing a boxing-match between Humphrey and Mendoza (32 cm x 20.5 cm). Hardcover / Original, very decorative original half leather bindings with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Volume One professionally rebacked by an english master bookbinder. All four Volumes in protective Collector’s Mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of François-Xavier de Valenzi with his bookplate / exlibris to the pastedowns of each Volume. Maps in this de Luxe Edition are all considerably larger than in the normal-paper-edition and all the maps and illustrations are in superb condition. An underestimated collectable.

EUR 2.200,-- 

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Barrow, Voyage dans la partie meridionale de l'Afrique

Barrow, John.

Voyage dans la partie meridionale de l’Afrique; fait dans les années 1797 et 1798; par John Barrow, Ex-Secretaire de Lord Macartney…Contenant des observations sur la géologie, la géographie, l’histoire naturelle de ce continent, et une esquisse du caractère physique et moral des diverses races d’habitans qui environnent l’Etablissement du Cap de Bonne-Espérance. / Accompagné: Nouveau Voyage dans la partie méridionale de l’Afrique; Où l’on examine quelle est l’importance du Cap de Bonne-Espérance pour les différentes puissances de l’Europe, considéré comme station militaire et navale; comme boulevart du commerce et de la domination des Anglais dans l’Inde; comme centre des établissemens pour la pêche de la baleine dans les mers Australes; comme acquisition territoriale, et comme entrepôt commercial en tems de paix. Accompagné d’une description statistique de la colonie rédigée sur les documens les plus hautentiques, enrichi de huit belles cartes, contenat celle de la Côte d’Afrique depuis la baie de la Table jusqu’a la baie de Saldanha, des cartes de la baie de Pletenberg, d’Algola, de Mossel et de False bay; du plan militaire de la péninsule du Cap, et de ceux de la baie de la Table et du Knisna. (2 Volumes).

First French Edition. 4 Volumes [complete set of two works with 2 Volumes each]. Paris, Dentu, 1801-1806. 35.5 cm x 55.8 cm. Collation: complete. Pagination: Volume I: XVI, 403, (1) pages / Volume II: 326, (2) pages including Errata-leaf / Volume III: X, 310 pages / Volume IV: 312 pages. Original contemporary red calf with gilt lettering and ornament to lacquer-polished-spine. The Volumes are numbered consecutively, even though these are two separate works. Excellent condition of the binding and interior of this important publication with very minor signs of foxing only ! All the maps in wonderful condition ! First french edition of “Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa” (Barrow’s journey with Lord Macartney in 1797 to the Cape of Good Hope) plus two further Volumes which describe the second journey in 1801 / 1802 to Saldanha Bay [Saldanhabaai] with an early image of Robben Island. The survey of the Dutch colonies was not only a seminal work on South Africa but the beautifully engraved, large folding map of South Africa was a turning point of african cartography and geographical illustration.

EUR 1.800,-- 

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