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LEVAILLANT, Francois (1753-1824).

Published by Paris: Levrault frères (later Levrault, Schoell & Co.), 1801-1805. (1805)

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Item Description: Paris: Levrault frères (later Levrault, Schoell & Co.), 1801-1805., 1805. 2 volumes. Folio (20 x 12 6/8 inches). Half-titles, 145 EXCEPTIONALLY fine engraved plates after Jacques Barraband, printed in colors and finished by hand by Langlois under the direction of Bouquet. Contemporary cherry morocco, each cover decorated with a broad gilt border, the spine in seven compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, the others decorated with fine gilt tools by C. Smith (spines evenly faded). Provenance: from the library of Beriah Botfield (1807-1863), antiquary and industrialist, his sale, Christie's, Mar 30th 1994, lot 77. "The received wisdom is that the work was published in two formats, quarto and folio, both published in 24 parts. In addition 12 copies were issued in large folio with the plates in colored and uncolored states" (Christie's). Levaillant, one of the greatest French ornithologists, was the son of the French consul in Dutch Guiana. He was born in Paramarimbo and seems to have inherited his father's love of travel. He became one of the first of a new breed of naturalists who attained prominence towards the end of the 18th century, studying and recording their subjects in their natural habitat. Jacques Barraband (1767 or 1768-1809) worked for the Gobelin factory and was considered the best ornithological artist of his time. Langlois's engravings capture the precision and beauty of his gouache and watercolour originals. "After he had made himself Emperor, it was part of Napoleon's deliberate policy to initiate a series of magnificent publications that would vie with those undertaken to the orders of Louis XIV. These were sent as presents to crowned heads, men of science, and learned bodies, in evidence of the splendours of the Empire. The works of Levaillant owe their sumptous character to. [this]. impetus. His "Histoire naturelle des perroquets" is, unwittingly, a part of the glories of Napoleonic France" (Fine Bird Books). Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband's engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant's publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds' feathers. From the distinguished library of Beriah Botfield who published a number of books that reflected his interests in early printed books and manuscripts. He set up a private printing press at Norton Hall and printed some of his own writings there in limited editions. Botfield was also a renowned book collector, and a member of the Roxburghe Club. His library of early printed and colour plate books, many in fine and sumptuous bindings, he bqueathed to the Thynne family of Bath, with whom he claimed a tenuous kinship. Most of Botfield's books, which included a number of Caxtons and other incunabula, remained at Longleat, the Thynne family home, although some were sold at sales at Sothebys (11 June 1979) and Christies (30 March 1994). See W. P. Courtney, and A. S. G. Edwards for DNB. Anker 303; "Fine Bird Books" p.90; Nissen IVB 558; Ripley 170; Ronsil p.297; Wood p.434; Zimmer p.392. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72nhr121

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John Lennon Owned and Worn Cowboy Hat

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Item Description: We are delighted to offer one of two worldwide exclusive JOHN LENNON personally owned and used pieces of his own personal owned memorabilia and clothing for sale. JOHN LENNON OWNED & STAGE WORN COWBOY HAT. This original 1960s Cowboy Hat was owned and worn by the late rock icon JOHN LENNON. In excellent condition with natural wear over the years this is a remarkable piece direct from the family of John Lennon. A very nice original JOHN LENNON cowboy hat made by Fenix. This hat was purchased by John Lennon in the USA. This hat was owned by John Lennon during the mid 1960s. John Lennon wore this cowboy hat at a ranch in Alton Missouri on September 19, 1964 during a day off from The Beatles coast to coast US tour in the summer of 1964. It was a day off and away from the total chaos of The Beatles tour. It is also thought he used the hat on his second trip to the United States in 1965. He wore it during his USA visit in 1964 and on other occasions in the mid 60s. JOHN LENNON gave the hat to his Uncle Charles Lennon on his return to the UK and during a visit to see him in Liverpool. The cowboy hat is accompanied by a handwritten supporting letter from John Lennon's Uncle Charlie as follows: "8. 2000. This "Cowboy" hat was given too myself by John Lennon in the mid 60's on one of his quite visits to Liverpool. He brought the hat home from America the second time he went over with The Beatles in 65 ? I'm told he was photographed with it, Regards, Charles Lennon (Johns Uncle) Fred's Brother!" The detailed letter is written by Charles Lennon in blue pen on a Beatles piece of paper, showing an image of John Lennon and Stu Sutcliffe at the top during their Hamburg tours. In addition to the letter we are also delighted to include a stunning photograph of John Lennon wearing this hat during his visit to the Unites States. This JOHN LENNON cowboy hat is now offered to the public accompanied by the photograph of John wearing the hat and the hand written and signed letter detailing the history of the JOHN LENNON hat from JOHN LENNON 'S Uncle Charlie Lennon (John Lennon's fathers brother!!) A very rare piece of John Lennon direct from his own family with 100% guaranteed provenance. John Lennon rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. John Lennon embarked on a solo career after his work with The Beatles that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release. As of 2010, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States alone exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. During the studio years of The Beatles, they produced what critics consider some of their finest material including the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), widely regarded as a masterpiece. They are the best-selling band in the history of popular music, and over five decades after their break-up, their recordings are still in demand. They have had more number one albums on the UK charts and have held the top spot longer than any other musical act. According to the RIAA, they have sold more albums in the United States than any other artist. The Beatles were placed at number one on Billboard magazine's fiftieth-anniversary list of all-time top Hot 100 artists in 2008. They have received 7 Grammy Awards from the American National Academy of Recordin. Bookseller Inventory # 002269

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John Lennon Owned and Worn Sunglasses with The Beatles

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Item Description: We are delighted to offer one of two worldwide exclusive JOHN LENNON personally owned and used pieces of his own personal owned memorabilia and clothing for sale. JOHN LENNON OWNED & STAGE WORN ITALIAN SUNGLASSES + CASE. This original pair of 1960s Italian sun glasses were owned and worn by the late rock icon JOHN LENNON. The last pair of John Lennon's glasses sold at auction in 2009 for over £1million. These sunglasses are in excellent condition and housed in their original soft case. A remarkable piece of Beatles memorabilia direct from the family of John Lennon. A very nice original pair of JOHN LENNON'S sunglasses made in Italy. This glasses were purchased by John Lennon and used extensively in the mid 1960s. He wore the glasses whilst with The Beatles and on tour. JOHN LENNON gave the shades to his Uncle Charles Lennon when he visited his nephew John Lennon at his own home. The sunglasses are accompanied by a handwritten supporting letter from John Lennon's Uncle Charlie as follows: "August. 2000. John Lennon sunglasses. John Lennon gave me these sunglasses during a visit to his home down south in 1967 or so. Charles Lennon (Johns Uncle) Liverpool, 2000". The letter is also countersigned. The detailed letter is written by Charles Lennon in blue pen on a Beatles piece of paper, showing an image of John Lennon with The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show in the USA. In addition to the letter we are also delighted to include a stunning full colour photograph of John Lennon wearing these sunglasses he boarded a plane with The Beatles. All four Beatles are shown in the photograph and John is shown wearing these sunglasses. This pair of JOHN LENNON sunglasses are now offered to the public accompanied by the photograph of John wearing the shades and the hand written and signed letter detailing the history of the JOHN LENNON sunglasses from JOHN LENNON 'S Uncle Charlie Lennon (John Lennon's fathers brother!!) A very rare piece of John Lennon direct from his own family with 100% guaranteed provenance. John Lennon rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. John Lennon embarked on a solo career after his work with The Beatles that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release. As of 2010, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States alone exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. During the studio years of The Beatles, they produced what critics consider some of their finest material including the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), widely regarded as a masterpiece. They are the best-selling band in the history of popular music, and over five decades after their break-up, their recordings are still in demand. They have had more number one albums on the UK charts and have held the top spot longer than any other musical act. According to the RIAA, they have sold more albums in the United States than any other artist. The Beatles were placed at number one on Billboard magazine's fiftieth-anniversary list of all-time top Hot 100 artists in 2008. They have received 7 Grammy Awards from the American National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and 15 Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. They were collectively included in Time magazine's compilation. Bookseller Inventory # 002270

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Thomas Hill (1829-1908)

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Item Description: No Binding. Book Condition: Good. Thomas Hill (1829-1908) Big trees, 1903 Signed and dated lower right: “T. Hill/1903” Oil on canvas Canvas size: 46 ¼” x 30” Framed size: 55” x 38 ¾” Provenance: Mrs. Joseph O. Tobin to Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Mrs. Joseph O. Tobin was the granddaughter of Michael Henry de Young, founder of the San Francisco Chronicle and benefactor of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. Thomas Hill was born in Birmingham, England on September 11, 1829. After immigrating to the United States in 1844, Hill settled with his family in Taunton, Massachusetts. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under the tutelage of Peter F. Rothermel. Hill painted in Massachusetts throughout the 1850’s, often in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with a group of artists that included Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Benjamin Champney, Albert Bierstadt, Virgil Williams and his brother Edward Hill. For health reasons he was forced to seek a milder climate and, with wife and children, made the overland trek to California in 1861. After settling in San Francisco, Hill advertised himself as a portrait painter. In 1862 Hill made his first trip to Yosemite accompanied by the artists William Keith and Virgil Williams. In 1866 Hill exhibited his Yosemite scenes at the National Academy, and later that year, traveled to Paris where he was a pupil of Paul Meyerheim and exhibited at the Universal Expo. Returning to the United States, Hill stayed in Boston from 1868 to 1970, but returned to San Francisco in 1871. He hit his artistic stride in California during the 1870s, beginning with his first grandiose painting, The Yosemite Valley, which was published as a chromolithograph by Prang. With Frederic Whymper, Hill was a founding member of the San Francisco Art Association, and in 1873, he became a member of the Bohemian Club, a men’s organization dedicated to cultural enhancement. Hill built a studio in Yosemite in 1883, which would become his main residence for rest of his life (his wife maintained the family home in Oakland). During the winter months Hill resided in San Francisco where he maintained a studio in the Flood Building. When Virgil Williams died in 1886, Hill became interim director of the School of Design until a new director could be found. During the 1870s and 1880s, Hill’s work was in demand and brought very high prices; however, during the later part of his life his work did not command the interest that it once had due to changing art styles. Like Bierstadt, his panoramic landscapes were considered old-fashioned and for half a century or more his work was in eclipse. Today his work has regained its proper stature and he is considered a giant in American art. His work can currently be viewed in the collections of the de Young museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California and the White House, among many other collections. The trees illustrated in Thomas Hill’s “Big Tress, 1903” are giant Sequioas in the Mariposa Grove near Wawaona, in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park . Mariposa Grove was first visited by non-natives in 1857, when found by Galen Clark and Milton Mann. The grove contains about 500 mature giant Sequoias, some dating to over 2000 years old. The “Wawona Tunnel Tree,” as illustrated in Hill’s painting, had a tunnel cut through it in 1881 to allow horse-drawn carriages and eventually automobiles to pass through it. Since falling in 1969, this tree has since been called the “Fallen Tunnel Tree”. The tree in the foreground of the painting is called the Vermont Tree. These trees, along with the others in the Mariposa Grove, have been tourist attractions since the late 19th century and continue to be so today. Bookseller Inventory # L00302c

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn, 1839, 1839. 3 volumes in 4 (vols. I–III and Appendix to vol. II), quarto. Original blue finely diaper cloth, covers with panels in blind, spines lettered in gilt, cream surface-paper endpapers, edges uncut, imprint "Colburn, London" in gilt at foot (Freeman variant a). Spines very slightly faded, a few minor nicks at foot, tips just worn in places, skilful minor repair to rear joint of vol. I, occasional faint browning throughout, minor foxing largely restricted to outer leaves, overall a very good set of a book that by its nature and construction is difficult to find in collectable condition. 9 folding engraved maps (8 loose in cover pockets, one bound in) by J. Gardner and J. and C. Walker; 47 etched plates after P. King, A. Earle, C. Martens, R. Fitzroy and others by T. Landseer, S. Bull, T. Prior, and others. First edition. "The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the history of biological science" (DSB). Vol. I contains King's account of the expedition in the Adventure made between 1826 and 1830, surveying the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. In Vol. II (and its appendix volume) Capt. Fitzroy described the narrative of the Beagle's second voyage, between 1831 and 1836 to South America, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia and other countries. In this set, the Darwin volume, "Journal and Remarks 1832–1836", is the first issue, printed before the end of January 1839, the month he was elected to the Royal Society, and so without the letters F.R.S. after his name on the second title. This set with an appealing provenance, bearing the ownership inscriptions of Francis Leveson-Gower (1800–1857), later Francis Egerton, first earl of Ellesmere, to the front free endpapers and title or half-titles of all but volume II. The signatures are dated in March 1840, under a year after publication. Leveson-Gore, a politician and poet, inherited a considerable fortune from the third duke of Bridgewater which he "put to generous use in his support of the arts and scholarship He was first president of the Camden Society in 1838, and president of the British Association at Manchester in 1842, of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1849, and of the Royal Geographical Society, 1854–5. He was a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and a member of the Roxburghe Club" (ODNB). Freeman 10; Hill I, pp. 104–5; Sabin 37826. Bookseller Inventory # 109483

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WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. From the Ellesmere: Kelmscott Press] Chaucer

Kelmscott Press] Chaucer Geoffrey

Published by Hammersmith Kelmscott Press 1896 (1896)

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Item Description: Hammersmith Kelmscott Press 1896, 1896. One of 425 copies of a total edition of 438. With FINE PROVENANCE, having been owned by George Abrams, "Master of Typefaces", an artist and type designer whose distinctive logotypes spelled out household names like B. Altman and Godiva Chocolates. With 87 wood-engravings designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, cut by W.H. Hooper after drawings by Robert Catterson-Smith, superb wood-engraved title page, fourteen very fine large borders, eighteen different woodcut frames around the illustrations, twenty-six nineteen line woodcut initial letters, and numerous initials, decorative woodcut printer’s device all designed by William Morris and cut by C.E. Keates, Hooper and W. Spelmeyer, with shoulder and side titles. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type, double column, headings to the longer poems in Troy type. Folio (424 x 289 mm), original Holand linen-backed blue paper boards, paper label on the spine, housed in a cloth case. iv, 556pp. A very handsome copy, the text is especially clean, crisp, fresh and bright, the binding with some professional and expert refurbishment. A VERY SPECIAL COPY, WITH PROVENANCE, OF THE FIRST EDITION AND A HANDSOME COPY OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRINTED BOOK IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The Kelmscott Chaucer is "the most famous book of the modern private press movement, and the culmination of William Morris's endeavor" (The Artist and the Book). "[F]rom first appearance, the Chaucer gained a name as the finest book since Gutenberg. It has held its place near the head of the polls ever since. The terms which critics used in the eighteen-nineties to welcome it simply show us what an impression Morris's printing made upon late Victorian bookmen" (Colin Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 43). Evidence of the esteem in which the book has been held lies in the fact that after the Second World War, during the rebuilding of Japan and its libraries, a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer was the first book presented to the Japanese people by the British Government on behalf of the English nation. The Kelmscott Press produced forty-eight books in its brief life. Morris had toyed with the idea of a Shakespeare in three folio volumes; a suggestion for a King James version of the Bible was in his pending file; and preliminary work had begun on editions of Froissart and Malory, both of which would have formed a triumvirate with the Chaucer. But on October 3, 1896, Morris died, and for all intents and purposes the Kelmscott Press died with him, the Froissart and Malory unfinished. The Chaucer, regretfully, remained the only "titan" among Kelmscott books. Morris dedicated his life to poetry and the decorative arts, but he did not exhibit an active interest in the design and production of books until he was fifty-five years old. He died eight years later, but in that brief fragment of time he established a standard and prestige that still make him one of the most powerful and pervasive influences in book design in the English-speaking, English-reading world. This is George Abrams' copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Mr. Abrams and his company, Alphabets Inc., worked with many of the largest advertising and printing agencies. Among his type designs are three known as Abrams Venetian, Abrams Augereau and Abrams Caslon. He created the cover logos for a number of popular magazines, notably the original one for Sports Illustrated in 1954. Others he designed included those for Newsweek (1968), The Saturday Evening Post (1965) and House Beautiful (1949). He was a bibliophile with a large collection of rare books and manuscripts, ranging from incunabula to the Russian avant-garde. He was active in the Grolier Club and the New York Typophiles, and was a fellow of the Pierpont Morgan Library and an honorary fellow of the London Society of Typographic Design. His brother was Harry N. Abrams, founder of the art books publisher by that name. There is earlier provenance of Robert Heysham Sayre, who was vice pr. Bookseller Inventory # 27259

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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.: DICKENS, Charles.

DICKENS, Charles.

Published by Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842 (1842)

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842, 1842. Large octavo. Original brown vertical grain cloth, covers blind-stamped, spine with figure and title in gilt (stained, worn), inscribed to Bryant "from his friend and admirer, Charles Dickens". Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Substantial dampstaining to top edges of boards, also affecting contents but to a lesser extent, head and tail of spine chipped, wormholes to joints, boards rubbed and scuffed, ring stain to front board, some spotting and oxidisation of plates, sporadic foxing and tanning to text. Provenance: by descent from the recipient. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores. Dickens met Bryant for their first private audience on his American tour on Tuesday 22 February 1842 and presented him with a gift of six books, all American editions of his own works. Bryant reciprocated by presenting Dickens a copy of this own The Fountain and other Poems, his inscription using the same form of words (that copy later in the Stephen H. Wakeman collection, sold American Art Association, April 1924, lot 26, $400). Bryant was well-disposed to Dickens, at that time the most famous living author in the world, but he, like many other Americans, was dismayed by the criticisms Dickens expressed in his American Notes (1842) and in the American chapters of Martin Chuzzlewit (1844). However, he recovered sufficiently to visit Dickens as an old friend on his return to America in 1867. The fact that this is an American edition of Dickens's first publishing success is evocative: Dickens had strong feelings on the contentious issue of international copyright, and the subject hung over the whole trip. He mentioned it himself several times during his public engagements, eventually drawing on himself the wrath of the American press. Lea and Blanchard (successors to Cary and Lea) were Dickens's "official" American publishers and had prepared for his visit by reprinting his works to date, but the American economy was in the middle of a depression, general fiction could only be sold in the cheapest possible formats, and the cash-strapped publishers were not eager to further erode their profits by paying royalties to foreign authors. Bookseller Inventory # 90110

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WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd.

Published by Ernst Wasmuth A. G., Berlin. (1910)

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Item Description: Ernst Wasmuth A. G., Berlin., 1910. 2 vols. Oblong folio. (415 x 650 mm). The complete set of 72 lithographed plates, 1 folding, 28 with tissue overlays and 20 printed on grey paper. Plate 62 is printed in gold and 64 in full colour. Plates are numbered I to LXIV, plus XIIIa, XIVa, XXXIa, XXXIb, XXXIIIa, XLIVa, XLVIIa and LVIa. The text (pp. 30, (i), including foreword by Frank Lloyd Wright - dated 15th May, 1910 - and list of plates), loosely inserted in smaller format (410 x 320 mm), as issued, in unbound sheets. Loose as issued in original publisher's cloth-backed printed board portfolios, titles to upper boards, additional cloth-backed protective portfolio for both vols. First edition of Frank Lloyd Wright's rare pre-war German publication. This rare work contains 100 lithographed plans of Wright's completed projects. The rarity of the publication is due to the unfortunate destruction of many of the American copies in a fire. As such, the work is better known & more influential in Europe & its architectural circles. The work has been described as 'undoubtedly the most beautifully produced publication on architecture in the twentieth century. Using several colours of paper, plus tissue overlays, and several colours of ink, the publisher created a magnificent vehicle for the presentation of the art of Frank Lloyd Wright.' Many of the drawings were executed by Wright's collaborator Marion Mahony Griffin. Those works illustrated include: Winslow Residence, Lexington Terrace, Metzker Residence, River Forest Golf Club, Prairie House, Hardy House, Wolf Lake Development, Bank in Mason City, as well as Wright's famous Unity Temple & the Cheney House. Bookseller Inventory # 37993

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DICKENS, Charles

Published by N.p. [before April 1837, London (1837)

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Item Description: N.p. [before April 1837, London, 1837. Autograph manuscript leaf from The Pickwick Papers, comprising a page from Chapter 37, with text beginning; ÒIt may be, but I ainÕt much in the chimical line myself, so I canÕt sayÓ and concluding ÒYouÕll see some very handsome uniforms.Ó. Paginated Ô75Õ at the top of the page by Dickens. [London, just before April 1837]. A leaf from the setting manuscript used by Bradbury and Evans, printers to Chapman and Hall, with many deletions and insertions by Dickens. The deletions include three full lines of text plus four words blotted out; DickensÕ insertions consist of three word added interlineally at the top left.One leaf (230 x 185 mm.), manuscript text on recto only, written in a brown ink. Inky fingerprint at lower center, minor browning to extreme edges, faint evidence of mount along one edge. Housed in an orange morocco folder with more silk lining and in a quarter morocco clamshell case.From the group of eleven leaves owned by the Comte Alain de Suzannet and later sold by SothebyÕs in 1971. The Kenyon Starling-William Self copy.A leaf from DickensÕ working manuscript of the ÒPickwick PapersÓ; One of a very few in private hands. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, which catapulted the then-young Dickens into literary fame and evidenced the economic fortuity of issuing novels in parts, was serialized from April 1936 to November 1937, and it audience grew tremendously with each monthly installment. The 25-year-old wrote, revised and delivered his manuscript to the publisher in monthly bundles. The complete manuscript, had it been preserved, would have been very large indeed. But, in keeping with the practice of the time, his holographic leaves were almost always destroyed as soon as they were set in type. Charles Hinks, foreman-printer at Bradbury & Evans, managed to save forty-four leaves of DickensÕ original manuscript from the dust bin. The great majority of these leaves are now in institutions in the US and England. Only a single leaf has been offered for sale in the last few decades and that was the one form the Paul Francis Weber collection sold by SothebyÕs in 1985.The text of this leaf constitutes part of a comic scene involving the redoubtable Sam Weller, who is much given to loud whistling. In this chapter Pickwick and his friends are in Bath and Weller has received and invitation to dine with the elegantly uniformed Ôselect footmenÕ of Bath. One John Smauk is sent to accompany Weller and he is much irritated by WellerÕs whistling. Full transcript available. Bookseller Inventory # 70802

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Archive of Meadow Run Press Sporting Book: Meadow Run Press)
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Item Description: Stone Harbor; Far Hills, New Jersey, 2010. Book Condition: Fine. Approx 60 linear feet (31 file boxes and 1 box of oversize material). The Archive of Meadow Run Press, sporting book publisher 1989-2010. For two decades William D. Trego's Meadow Run Press set the standards for American sporting book publishing and issued a series of finely produced original works by new and established authors as well as sporting club histories, privately printed angling volumes, and a select group of reprints of neglected classics. The books, among them Sea Level and Marquesa by Jeffrey Cardenas, The Henryville Fly Fishers by Ernest Schwiebert, Live Water by Tom McGuane, and the cult classic, The Starlight Creek Angling Society by Harry Middleton, are notable for their content and for a consistent attention to design, illustration, and the form of the finished book. Many of the titles were also issued in limited deluxe editions with special bindings and additional material by the artists and authors; several were printed letterpress by Bradley Hutchinson of Austin, Texas. The books were uniformly well received by reviewers and readers alike, and several were reprinted on multiple occasions. The publisher, Mr. William D. Trego, variously of Stone Harbor and Far Hills, New Jersey, was educated at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), Temple University, and Villanova University. He established the press as his interests in collecting evolved from American literature to American sporting books and to the outdoors. From modest beginnings in 1989 with a reprint of a classic American angling work, he undertook to publish original works and commissioned suitable illustration art from living American artists including Peter Corbin, John Swan, John Rice, and others. The Meadow Run Press books reflected the publisher's style and something of his character as well: Tom McGuane, now a legendary figure in American outdoor writing, wrote to Mr. Trego, "The books are beautiful and you've done such a fantastic job on this project - in every way! I've been writing for a living for almost three decades and this is, by far, my most pleasant publishing experience" (autograph letter, signed, dated 27 December 1996, in the archive). The Archive includes editorial, business, and production correspondence relating to the books and to their sale to mail-order and trade customers, with significant exchanges with authors Tom McGuane, Ernest Schwiebert, Tosh Brown, David Swanson, John Cole, and others, as well as with the artists commissioned by the press. Mr. Trego views The Starlight Creek Angling Society as one of the most significant accomplishments of the press, and this is documented in the original typescript of the book, as well as in the extensively edited drafts and abundant correspondence with the author, who died, untimely, soon after the book was published. The other important discovery of the press was Jeffrey Cardenas, whose first book, Marquesa, has become a modern salt water angling classic. M.L. Biscotti's A Bibliography of American Sporting Books 1926-1985 (1997) is a significant addition to the tradition of sporting reference works. Mr. Trego is himself a well-regarded writer and one large archive box relating to his earlier articles is present. The archive also includes a variety of submission manuscripts for works that the press declined to publish. As a bookman, Mr. Trego is known for his his meticulous insistence on condition; all of the publisher's copies of books are in superb condition, most with warm inscriptions from the authors and often with original drawings by the artists. Much of the smaller format artwork has been put into boxes to accompany notable typescripts, such as the raw, unedited typescript of Schwiebert's Henryville Fly Fishers, or the substantial archive of Harry Middleton material. Generally the condition of materials in the archive files is fine; some of the correspondence is on thermal fax paper and thus may present conservation issues in the longer term. Mr. T. Bookseller Inventory # 257301

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Item Description: Book-of-the-Month Club. Book Condition: Like New. Trade paperback. Like new; no internal markings; has only lost its Brand New shine. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1998. Trade paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 314663

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EHRET, Georg (1708-1770).

Published by [London: by the author], 1748 [first plate]-1759 [plate 15]. (1759)

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Item Description: [London: by the author], 1748 [first plate]-1759 [plate 15]., 1759. 16 leaves, large folio (20 6/8 x 12 6/8 inches). 15 hand-colored engraved plates by and after Ehret, plate 15 with a facing page of text, "The history and analysis of the parts of the Jessamne, which flowered in the curious garden of R. Warner, Esq; at Woodford, July 1758", an uncolored engraved vignette of the Rondeletia by Ehret at the foot of this page, all plates but two on laid paper bearing the watermark of STRASBOURG LILY with "G" and maker's countermark I. TAYLOR, plate 4 on unwatermarked heavy wove paper, the letterpress on laid paper marked IV (plates 1, 10 and 11 with small repaired tears in lower margins, a few minor nicks at edges and plate 12 with a creased margin, some showthrough and a little paper discoloration throughout). Disbound and loose in modern red quarter morocco clamshell box. Provenance: The bookplate of Harry Wearne (1852-1929); memorial gift bookplate The Art-in-Trades Club. First edition. The "Plantae et papiliones rariores" has no title-page or text other than a caption title at the top of the first plate, and engraved Latin descriptions of the plants. (English text appears in trompe l'oeil on plate 8). The letterpress leaf accompanying the Jasminum plate 15 appears to have been published independently of the engravings. The work was published in parts by subscription, subscribers including Sir Hans Sloane and the Duchess of Portland; Ehret dedicated plate 14 to the latter, who had the Ginger plant cultivated in her greenhouse in September 1754 (Calman). During his years in Regensburg Ehret's drawings came to the attention of the physician and botanist Christoph Jakob Trew (1695-1769), who asked him "to paint for him as many plants as he could on large fine paper" (Henrey, p. 63). Trew had planned to publish a book of engravings based on his own collection of Ehret's drawings the project was delayed and Ehret, growing impatient, decided to publish his own book of engravings, containing "newly introduced species which had rarely if ever been previously represented" (Calman). Ehret's "approach was a fine compromise between that of the artist and that of the scientist: he did not slavishly imitate what he saw nor did he allow his feeling for color and design to distract him unduly from the fundamentals of plant structure. Artists and botanists alike, therefore, join in praising his work. he has. his own particular qualities-- a sureness of touch, vigor of handling, and an unerring instinct for design" (Blunt & Stearn, p. 163). Trew remained a patron and friend of Ehret for the rest of his life, and they eventually collaborated on Trew's magnum opus "Plantae selectee" (1750-1773), which confirmed Ehret's reputation as a master of botanical illustration. EXTREMELY RARE: not in the Plesch or de Belder collections. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society copy (sold, Sotheby's New York, 1 October 1980, lot 116) and the present copy are the only two copies recorded by ABPC since 1965. Only two copies are recorded in American institutions: Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, and the Library of the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C. Blunt & Stearn, pp. 164-166; Calman, Georg Ehret, "Flower Painter Extraordinary", 93-94; Dunthorne 109; "Great Flower Books", p. 93; Henrey 150; Nissen BBI 583; Pritzel 2641; Stafleu & Cowan (recording the publication in 1761-1762 of three supplementary plates, citing one known copy, at the Arnold Arboretum); TL2 1644. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 001929

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Otsuka How Art Club collotype fine copies of the Tang and Song. Yuan. Ming and paintings Grand View wire-bound two thick volumes. Wang Rong Bao that sign Showa four years (1929)Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # RQ039224

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date :1935-01-01 Pages: 1 Publisher: the modern prints magazines auction photo shoot in a plastic bag. Modern Printmaking magazine published in 1935. Episode vi works part loose auction based on Mr. Ye Lingfeng collection the after removed to the hands of Lu Xun studies expert Wang Guanquan (see the third letter photo). but unfortunately missing the cover 6. Modern Printmaking magazine founded on April 1. 1935. each issue by the author directly on printmaking original rubbings and use the Yukou paper for the book page points (paste) up. say. journals works. all woodcuts original. in addition to periodicals. and hand Billiton system 50-60 to donate copies of their friends (see Chinese art journals over the eye recorded). This set should include printmaking original and cover 15 of the 12 emerging woodcut movement pioneers. but unfortunately is in the tradition of five prints and cover the loss of the surviving Li Hua Lai Shaoqi. Liu Da Nang eight woodcuts 9 works in the home for nearly 80 years to save the goods with good. near-total goods. (Modern Printmaking magazine. see Lu Xun Memorial Hall in Shanghai. Jiangsu Ancient Books Publishing House published printmaking discipline process - Lu Xun possession of modern Chinese woodcut Works) Friends of the Book Club. credibility-oriented. A good book is the school good book benefit Friends! Carefully identified and requirements of each product differences. having read the auction title shot paste descriptions and photographs of control approved. declined to games. questions asked ahead of time. the set is recognized. not supplier after set price. transaction settlement takes no returned. please be careful to buy! Book lovers to talk on morality! Related matters Executive everything goes according to the requirements of the site. International according to the weight of the book. product. version. packaging. mailing and other factors fuzzy may be. registered mail!Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # EK067463

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date :1935-01-01 Pages: 1 Publisher: the modern prints magazines auction photo shoot in a plastic bag. Modern Printmaking magazine published in 1935. Episode vi works part loose auction based on Mr. Ye Lingfeng collection the after removed to the hands of Lu Xun studies expert Wang Guanquan (see the third letter photo). but unfortunately missing the cover 6. Modern Printmaking magazine founded on April 1. 1935. each issue by the author directly on printmaking original rubbings and use the Yukou paper for the book page points (paste) up. say. journals works. all woodcuts original. in addition to periodicals. and hand Billiton system 50-60 to donate copies of their friends (see Chinese art journals over the eye recorded). This set should include printmaking original and cover 15 of the 12 emerging woodcut movement pioneers. but unfortunately is in the tradition of five prints and cover the loss of the surviving Li Hua Lai Shaoqi. Liu Da Nang eight woodcuts 9 works in the home for nearly 80 years to save the goods with good. near-total goods. (Modern Printmaking magazine. see Lu Xun Memorial Hall in Shanghai. Jiangsu Ancient Books Publishing House published printmaking discipline process - Lu Xun possession of modern Chinese woodcut Works) Friends of the Book Club. credibility-oriented. A good book is the school good book benefit Friends! Carefully identified and requirements of each product differences. having read the auction title shot paste descriptions and photographs of control approved. declined to games. questions asked ahead of time. the set is recognized. not supplier after set price. transaction settlement takes no returned. please be careful to buy! Book lovers to talk on morality! Related matters Executive everything goes according to the requirements of the site. International according to the weight of the book. product. version. packaging. mailing and other factors fuzzy may be. registered mail!Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # EK068063

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date :1935-01-01 Pages: 1 Publisher: the modern prints magazines auction photo shoot in a plastic bag. Modern Printmaking magazine published in 1935. Episode vi works part loose auction based on Mr. Ye Lingfeng collection the after removed to the hands of Lu Xun studies expert Wang Guanquan (see the third letter photo). but unfortunately missing the cover 6. Modern Printmaking magazine founded on April 1. 1935. each issue by the author directly on printmaking original rubbings and use the Yukou paper for the book page points (paste) up. say. journals works. all woodcuts original. in addition to periodicals. and hand Billiton system 50-60 to donate copies of their friends (see Chinese art journals over the eye recorded). This set should include printmaking original and cover 15 of the 12 emerging woodcut movement pioneers. but unfortunately is in the tradition of five prints and cover the loss of the surviving Li Hua Lai Shaoqi. Liu Da Nang eight woodcuts 9 works in the home for nearly 80 years to save the goods with good. near-total goods. (Modern Printmaking magazine. see Lu Xun Memorial Hall in Shanghai. Jiangsu Ancient Books Publishing House published printmaking discipline process - Lu Xun possession of modern Chinese woodcut Works) Friends of the Book Club. credibility-oriented. A good book is the school good book benefit Friends! Carefully identified and requirements of each product differences. having read the auction title shot paste descriptions and photographs of control approved. declined to games. questions asked ahead of time. the set is recognized. not supplier after set price. transaction settlement takes no returned. please be careful to buy! Book lovers to talk on morality! Related matters Executive everything goes according to the requirements of the site. International according to the weight of the book. product. version. packaging. mailing and other factors fuzzy may be. registered mail!Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # EK068064

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BLACKWELL, Elizabeth (d.1758).

Published by London: C. Nourse, 1782. (1782)

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Item Description: London: C. Nourse, 1782., 1782. 2 volumes, folio (18 2/8 x 11 2/8 inches). Engraved throughout: two engraved title-pages (that to volume two with discreetly repaired tears), two dedicatory leaves, one leaf commendation from the Royal College of Physicians, one leaf of 'Publick Recommendation', two leaves of 'English index', 2 leaves 'Catalogus Plantarum.', 125 leaves of explanatory text and 500 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE hand-coloured plates (one or two margins of a few plates very lightly browned). Contemporary diced russia gilt, covers with outer border of 'greek-key' roll, Botfield arms in the centre, early-19th century spine in seven compartments delineated by fillets and a double-helix roll tool, lettered in the second compartment, numbered in the fourth (expertly rebacked and cornered in the early 19th century, upper inner hinges reinforced, lower inner hinge cracked, spines slightly faded). Provenance: Supra libros of Beriah Botfield (1807-1863) bibliographer, book-collector and industrialist, on each front cover; engraved armorial bookplate of Arthur Cuthbert on the front paste-down of each volume. First edition, Henrey's sixth issue and AN EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE TALL COPY. Both titles are dated 1782, but according to Lisney 'the remaining leaves, including the plates, have been printed from the blocks used' for the first issue of 1737. Henrey says: "There is no uniformity with regard to the number of dedications contained in the various issues, or in the order in which the preliminary leaves are arranged". From the distinguished library of Beriah Botlfield who wrote a number of books about early printed books and manuscripts, including "Notes on Cathedral Libraries of England" (1849), "Catalogues of the Library of Durham Cathedral" (1840, for the Surtees Society), and edited a number of books for the Roxburghe Club and other celebrated bibliographic societies. He set up a private printing press at Norton Hall and printed some of his own works in limited editions. He was also a notable book collector, and his collection, mostly of early printed and colour plate books, were bequeathed on his death to the Thynne family of Bath, where they remained at Longleat, the Thynne family home, until they were sold in a series of sales in 1979 and 1994. Elizabeth Blackwell rented a house opposite the Chelsea Physic Garden, at 4, Swan Walk, at the suggestion of Isaac Reed, in order to draw and engrave the plants there. Her husband helped by supplying the common names of the plants in various languages. "After finishing the drawings Elizabeth engraved them on copper herself, and coloured the 500 prints individually by hand. Initially published in weekly parts, the first volume, which contained commendations from the Royal College of Physicians, was completed in 1737, the second in 1738 or early 1739. The work was an enormous success, her husband went to Sweden where he was employed as an agricultural expert (Linnaeus visited him in 1746), but he unfortunately became involved with a political intrigue and was execute in 1747. Henrey 455; Lisney 175 & 180. Bookseller Inventory # 72nhr36

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pub Date: Unknown in Publisher: Unknown Author: Jiao Bingzhen drawing Chu Kyu. the Meiyu Feng engraved era: clear in early sperm Block printed letter volumes: 1 letter a paper: White Binding: wire-bound size: 29 x 28.5 Summary: farming Figure . Weaving 23 each. a total of 46. fine lines and smooth. clear layout. delicate screen. the characters looked vivid prints are from the hands of the worker Zhu Kyu painting by the palace painter Jiaobing Zhen completed. can be described as carving club fine reflects Qinggong painting was the top level. China since ancient times. farming-oriented. the emperors out the need to maintain the rule of the people. food and clothing this Nongsang attaches great importance. Farming knowledge map that is generated in the historical back. The the Kangxi spring of thirty-five years. Bing Zhen Feng Chi Kung painted imperial farming knowledge map forty-six. Imperial Farming and Weaving. also known as Pei Wen Zhai Farming and Weaving map. Farming and Weaving Jiangnan rural production as a theme. depicting food production system from soaking into the warehousing. sericulture production to shear from the bath silkworm silk specific operation per Figure with the title Seven a poem of Kangxi Huang Di Yu. Han Ku life of the farmer Weaver to express his gratitude. Farming and Weaving the China Nongsang the production of the first sets of image data. Farming and Weaving become descendants of the most precious image data to study the agricultural production technology in the Song.Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # RE074965

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KEULEMANS, J. G (1842-1912).

Published by Philippine Islands, 1896. (1896)

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Item Description: Philippine Islands, 1896., 1896. KEULEMANS, J. G (1842-1912). The Monkey-Eating Eagle, or The Great Philippine Eagle, Pithecophaga Jefferyi. Philippine Islands, 1896. Single sheet (21 x 14 4/8 inches) matted and framed. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR DRAWING of the Monkey-Eating Eagle, or The Great Philippine Eagle, the NATIONAL BIRD OF THE PHILIPPINES, pencil, watercolour, bodycolour and black chalk, heightened with white on paper, with the artist's monogram "JGK" lower right. Provenance: early 20th-century gallery caption on verso; with Christie's, New York, October 8th, 2015, lot 81. This fine original watercolour remained unpublished until it was published on the cover of Oriental Bird Club, Bulletin 24, December 1996. The Monkey-Eating Eagle, now officially known as the Philippine Eagle after a 1978 presidential proclamation and the national bird of the Philippines since 1995, is one of the largest and most endangered eagles in the world. "With a wingspan of nearly seven feet and a weight of up to 14 pounds, the species, Pithecophaga jefferyi, casts an impressive shadow as it soars through its rain forest home. Its long tail helps it skillfully maneuver while hunting for its elusive prey, like flying lemurs or palm civets.The raptor is currently documented on just four Philippine islands—Mindanao, Luzon, Leyte, and Samar. Scientists estimate that perhaps only a few hundred pairs remain in the wild." (National Geographic Magazine online) The first specimen of the Eagle was collected in 1896 on the island of Samar by British naturalist and explorer John Whitehead. It was given the name Pithecophaga for "monkey-eating" and "jefferyi" to honor Whitehead’s father, Jeffery, who financed his son’s travels. The watercolor depicts a majestic Eagle perched upon a tree branch surveying a striking background of a lofty mountain range with lush rainforest below. To the right of the main figure, another Eagle is depicted in flight with its wings fully outstretched. Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912), began his career as a taxidermist providing stuffed birds to the State Museum of Natural History at Leiden. The director of that museum encouraged Keulemans to pursue his love of natural history, where he obtained a scientific appointment after an expedition to West Africa in 1865 and 1866. His accomplishments in illustration came to the notice of Richard Bowdler Sharpe, later a director of the British Museum, who encouraged him to move to England. Keulemans quickly achieved wide recognition and established himself as the most popular bird artist of the late Victorian period. He regularly provided illustrations for "The Ibis" and "The Proceedings of the Zoological Society". He illustrated many important bird books including Buller's "A History of the Birds of New Zealand" (1873), Shelley's "Monograph of the Sun-Birds" (1876-1880), William Vincent Legge's "Birds of Ceylon" (1880), Daniel Giraud Elliot's "Monograph of the Hornbills" (1887-1892), Richard Bowdler Sharpe's "Monograph on Kingfishers" (1868-1871), Henry Seebohm's "Monograph on Thrushes" (1902), and Osbert Salvin's "Biologia Centrali-Americana" (1879-1904). Keulemans has painted remarkable pictures of extinct birds, like the Choiseul Crested Pigeon, Kangaroo Island Emu, Huia, Stephens Island Wren, Hawaii Oo, Hawaii Mamo, Oahu Oo, Guadalupe Petrel, and the Laughing Owl. All these paintings can be seen in the American Museum of Natural History in New York. A leading figure in ornithological circles Henry Eeles Dresser was elected as a Member of the British Ornithologists' Union in 1865 and served as its secretary from 1882 to 1888. He was also a member and fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies of London and an honorary fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union. He was a close friend of Professor Alfred Newton, Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron Lilford and of Sir Alfred Russel Wallace. He knew all of the leading ornithologists of the day. He was particularly well-known to European, American and. Bookseller Inventory # 72wcd188

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Complet set of the best editions]. An: COOK (Captain James).

Item Description: London, Printed by W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in the Strand and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1784., 1784. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Edition originale. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 649-1226-1543-1962 (Kippis) et 3596 (portrait)-4510 (pour les portraits en suppl. dans l’atlas). Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85. Hill, 783-358 (pour la première édition) et 361. Holmes, 5-24 (pour la première édition)-47-69. O’Reilly, Tahiti, 433. Rosove, Antarctica, 77. A3. Édition originale officielle à l’exception du deuxième voyage en 3e édition (souvent préférée à la première édition. Elle contient la table générale des planches pour les trois voyages). Collection complète des trois voyages de Cook, à laquelle on a ajouté la vie du célèbre navigateur par Andrew Kippis. Complet de ses 202 planches gravées hors texte et du portrait du capitaine Cook en frontispice du deuxième voyage (52, 63 et 87 pl.). *Exceptionnelle reliure en cuir de renne russe, dont le prestige tient beaucoup à l’histoire insolite de sa découverte et de son sauvetage d’une épave oubliée au fond des eaux pendant près de deux siècles ! Le brigantin danois « Die Frau Metta Catharina von Flensburg », en provenance de Saint-Pétersbourg pour Gênes avec une cargaison de chanvre et de peaux, s’était échoué dans le détroit de Plymouth en 1786 ; et ce n’est qu’en 1973 que des plongeurs archéologues (the British Sub-Aqua Club), en quête d’un autre navire, l’ont découvert par hasard. Cet événement a donné lieu à une spectaculaire vente aux enchères, où relieurs et libraires se sont portés acquéreurs d’un ensemble de peaux de première qualité, dont celle qui a servi à relier, avec une grande maîtrise, notre exemplaire signé du relieur canadien Courtland Benson. Le remarquable et surprenant état de conservation des ballots de peaux que le brigantin contenait (certaines de la taille de l’animal lui-même, avec la queue et la tête, et marquées des initiales du tanneur) est dû à la méthode russe traditionnelle de tannage qui, en trempant le cuir dans un bain d’écorces de bouleau, le rendait résistant à la moisissure et lui vaut une réputation sans égale auprès des bibliophiles, surtout anglais. La peau du renne très résistante, souple et agréable au toucher se prête très bien aux ornements tels que les dorures ou les incrustations, et son séjour biséculaire dans la boue noire où il a été découvert n’a fait que renforcer sa solidité. Sa couleur varie du rouge bordeaux épais à une couleur terre de Sienne plus légère, comme pour notre exemplaire (Cf. The Wreck of the Metta Catharina, Garbett G. & Skelton I. 1987 et The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Blackwell, Oxford 2010, vol. 39, no2, pp. 235-257 [23 pages (article)]). Very nice set. Complet set of the “best” editions. "Now, this book has quite an amazing story : In 1786, the Die Frau Metta Catherina brigantine left St. Petersbourg with a cargo of hemp and leather. The latter was no ordinary leather, but Russia leather its typical crosshatched grain, tanned with willow bark and curried with birch oil – what the New York Times magazine calls “a top-of-the-line luxury.” This leather was renown for its unique perfume, its resistance to water and, as it seems, for being insect-repellent. Captain Twedt who was the skipper of the Die Frau Metta Catherina back in 1786, was aiming to Genoa. But he never went beyond Plymouth Sound. Torn from her anchorage by a sudden storm, the Metta Catherina eventually sank to a depth of about 100 feet. “The vessel and cargo entirely lost, read a contemporary article; crew saved.” The cargo, including rolls of Russia leather, quietly remained underwater for the following 187 years, until some members of a local diving club discovered the ship. Brought to the surface, the rolls of leather proved to be somehow well preserved. Mr. Brown, who happened to commercialize them, stated : ''The hides on the outer edges of the rolls, as well as others that were disturbed as the vessel sank, had all deteriorated badly. The inner hides in most of the rolls were in a remarkable state of preservation, protecte. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4240789275

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Ann M. Martin, Conchita Peraire Del Molino

Published by Molino (1995)

ISBN 10: 8427226039 ISBN 13: 9788427226036

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Here Begyneth a Littel Tome and Hathe: DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall.

Item Description: Hard cover. 16 pp. 8vo, a wonderful cont. binding by George Mullen of Dublin (with his ticket) of cream-colored straight-grained morocco (spine very slightly darkened), richly gilt & blind-tooled, around sides gilt roll borders in a "Gothic" design, flanked by quadruple gilt fillets, central panels decorated in blind, in center of each cover a large lozenge-shaped arabesque blind stamp, inner arabesque cornerpieces; inside borders gilt, doublures & endleaves of blue watered silk, framed by blind ornamental borders, spine with four raised bands & richly gilt, second compartment with title lettered in gilt, a.e.g. [London: printed by W. Bulmer, [1814].]. First edition, limited to 36 copies only; one of the great Dibdin rarities, here bound, ca. 1816, in one of the masterpieces by George Mullen of Dublin, Ireland’s finest binder of the period, with his ticket. In this work we find Dibdin in the guise of bookseller. In October 1814 Dibdin managed to purchase for 500 guineas from the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral six volumes containing 19 titles, mostly black-letter rarities, including four Caxtons. Within a month, Dibdin produced the present catalogue. "The well-turned archness of the title and the enthusiasm of the descriptions, the use of the best printer in England and the small limitation, the quality and the rarity of the books and the standing in the book world of the celebrated author of Bibliomania, were carefully chosen ingredients which made The Lincolne Nosegay the most exclusive bookseller’s catalogue ever issued. It may perhaps be more aptly termed a private auction catalogue, for it is unpriced, but the distinction is not important. More important is the limitation of edition as the measure of Dibdin’s influenceable circle of friends and maximum targeted sales audience: thirty-one in the Roxburghe Club, including himself, and five spare copies It is therefore not surprising that the Nosegay became a highly-prized collector’s bijou — a joy to possess and a frustration not to possess The Nosegay has remained a rare and attractive relic of its age."–Rabaiotti, "Beckford’s A Dialogue in the Shades and Dibdin’s The Lincolne Nosegay" in The Book Collector, Summer 1989, pp. 212-13. Provenance: This copy was given or sold by Dibdin to the Rev. Daniel McNeille, rector of Hackestowne in Ireland; on the upper portion of a front flyleaf Dibdin has written: "Price stitched 3s/6d. Only 36 Copies printed. T.F.D." This copy was bought at the sale of McNeille’s "valuable" library in Dublin in July 1816 (clipping regarding the sale from the Dublin Journal of 20 July 1816 mounted on an endpaper) by William Shaw Mason (1774-1853), author of A Statistical Account or Parochial Survey of Ireland. On the flyleaf, underneath Dibdin’s note, the auctioneer, Richard Edward Mercier, has recorded that Dibdin himself had given him an unsuccessful commission for this book: " I had a Commission from Mr. Dibdin to purchase for him this Literary Bijoux, which he was very anxious to repossess." Mason, who probably asked Mercier to write this note, had it bound by Mullen, the outstanding Irish binder of the period, and presented it to Earl Whitworth of Abaston (1795-1825), Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1813 to 1817. On another flyleaf, there is a dedication in Mason’s hand: "His Excellency Charles Earl Whitworth, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland &c., whose kind Condecension has so especially promoted the progress of the Statistical Survey." With the bookplate of George John, Eighth Earl of De La Warr (1791-1869) on the front doublure. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer (his sale, Christie’s NY, 21 March 2005, lot 83). The binding was exhibited, and reproduced in the exhibition’s catalogue, at the Houghton Library in 1991. Fine copy preserved in a box. ? Jackson 34. Windle & Pippin A 24a. Bookseller Inventory # JHABES5279

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date :1935-01-01 Pages: 1 Publisher: the modern prints magazines auction photo shoot in a plastic bag. Modern Printmaking magazine published in 1935. Episode vi works part loose auction based on Mr. Ye Lingfeng collection the after removed to the hands of Lu Xun studies expert Wang Guanquan (see the third letter photo). but unfortunately missing the cover 6. Modern Printmaking magazine founded on April 1. 1935. each issue by the author directly on printmaking original rubbings and use the Yukou paper for the book page points (paste) up. say. journals works. all woodcuts original. in addition to periodicals. and hand Billiton system 50-60 to donate copies of their friends (see Chinese art journals over the eye recorded). This set should include printmaking original and cover 15 of the 12 emerging woodcut movement pioneers. but unfortunately is in the tradition of five prints and cover the loss of the surviving Li Hua Lai Shaoqi. Liu Da Nang eight woodcuts 9 works in the home for nearly 80 years to save the goods with good. near-total goods. (Modern Printmaking magazine. see Lu Xun Memorial Hall in Shanghai. Jiangsu Ancient Books Publishing House published printmaking discipline process - Lu Xun possession of modern Chinese woodcut Works) Friends of the Book Club. credibility-oriented. A good book is the school good book benefit Friends! Carefully identified and requirements of each product differences. having read the auction title shot paste descriptions and photographs of control approved. declined to games. questions asked ahead of time. the set is recognized. not supplier after set price. transaction settlement takes no returned. please be careful to buy! Book lovers to talk on morality! Related matters Executive everything goes according to the requirements of the site. International according to the weight of the book. product. version. packaging. mailing and other factors fuzzy may be. registered mail!Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # EK068061

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date :1935-01-01 Pages: 1 Publisher: the modern prints magazines auction photo shoot in a plastic bag. Modern Printmaking magazine published in 1935. Episode vi works part loose auction based on Mr. Ye Lingfeng collection the after removed to the hands of Lu Xun studies expert Wang Guanquan (see the third letter photo). but unfortunately missing the cover 6. Modern Printmaking magazine founded on April 1. 1935. each issue by the author directly on printmaking original rubbings and use the Yukou paper for the book page points (paste) up. say. journals works. all woodcuts original. in addition to periodicals. and hand Billiton system 50-60 to donate copies of their friends (see Chinese art journals over the eye recorded). This set should include printmaking original and cover 15 of the 12 emerging woodcut movement pioneers. but unfortunately is in the tradition of five prints and cover the loss of the surviving Li Hua Lai Shaoqi. Liu Da Nang eight woodcuts 9 works in the home for nearly 80 years to save the goods with good. near-total goods. (Modern Printmaking magazine. see Lu Xun Memorial Hall in Shanghai. Jiangsu Ancient Books Publishing House published printmaking discipline process - Lu Xun possession of modern Chinese woodcut Works) Friends of the Book Club. credibility-oriented. A good book is the school good book benefit Friends! Carefully identified and requirements of each product differences. having read the auction title shot paste descriptions and photographs of control approved. declined to games. questions asked ahead of time. the set is recognized. not supplier after set price. transaction settlement takes no returned. please be careful to buy! Book lovers to talk on morality! Related matters Executive everything goes according to the requirements of the site. International according to the weight of the book. product. version. packaging. mailing and other factors fuzzy may be. registered mail!Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # EK068062

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date: 1945 Pages: 11 Publisher: Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei Pictorial 945 years of publishing the [Shahong] formerly known as Wang Dun and December 22. 1920 Born in Jiangsu Xiaoxian (Anhui Province). Him to participate in the leadership of the party in 1936. Xuzhou secret ACSF. anti-Japanese activities. School expelled in 1937. and soon he went to Yan'an Kang Da Learning. 1939 with Kang Da Angeles via jindongnan came the Yimeng mountainous hinterland Yinan County East High Village. July on the eve of 1940. to commemorate the two authors of the party 19 birthday and a tribute to the Kang Da Campus Congress. songs full of passion of the party. each with about 10 minutes to create followed the Communist Party to express the love and trust of the party reflects the determination and confidence of the masses of the people followed the Communist Party. Sand old and Yimeng the people in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the War of Liberation. Shandong. People's forged a deep friendship of revolution. he had in Dazhong Daily. the Xinhua News Agency. East China Branch. Branch of Xinhua News Agency. Jinan. Xuzhou Branch office. served as Xuzhou Daily. president of the Qingdao Daily. editor-in-chief. Qingdao Municipal Propaganda Department Vice Minister rank. Retired in 1988. appointed to the editorial director of the magazine Democracy and the rule of law club president and Elder Land . [In West crown of Shandong JUXIAN people. 1938 joined the Chinese Communist Party. Former Shandong Dazhong Daily correspondent. deputy director and deputy editor-in-chief. After 1951. he served as chief editor of Zhejiang Daily. the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee Propaganda Department. Deputy Minister. the All-China Journalists Association. the Journalists' Association of Zhejiang Province. the main Artemisia. the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles members. War years. write the glorious north-south Dai solid Battle. He Wanxiang. lieutenant. Old Red - Browning machine guns newsletter. 1949 to participate in the work of the first plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and founding Daqu coverage. He is the author of European tour Chronicle reporter Diary. eight half steps Siyi.Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # RB001041

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Plates to Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology.: SELBY, Prideaux John

SELBY, Prideaux John (1788-1867).

Published by Edinburgh: Daniel Lizars and London: Longman, Rees, Orme [ca 1818-1823]. (1823)

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Item Description: Edinburgh: Daniel Lizars and London: Longman, Rees, Orme [ca 1818-1823]., 1823. Atlas volume for Land Birds only, folio (24 4/8 x 19 4/8 inches). 70 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE etched plates with MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL HAND-COLOUR by Selby, Robert Mitford and W. H. Lizars after Selby, Mitford and Sir William Jardine, on paper watermarked Ruse & Turners 1818, J. Whatman 1820 and 1821, and J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1822 and 1823 (some occasional insignificant spotting). Contemporary half brown calf, brown marbled cloth, gilt (extremities a bit scuffed). Provenance: The Foljambe Collection of Books, removed from Osberton Hall, Christie's 30th April, 2008, lot 50 Volume One, only, the Land Birds: 70 plates, numbered I, I*, III-XIII, XIII*, XIV, XV, XV*, XVI, XVII, XVII*, XVIII, XVIII*, XIX-XXIV, XIV*, XXV-XXVII, XVII*, XXVIII-XXXIV, XXXIV*, XXXV, XXXVI, XXXVI, XXXVII-XLII, XLII*, XLIII*, XLIV, LIV, XLV, XLV**, XLV*, XLVI-LIII, LVI, LVI*, LVII, LVIII, LVIII*, LIX, LXI, LXIII, LXV. 'ENGLISH EQUIVALENT OF AUDUBON'S GREAT WORK (Mullens and Swann) AN EXTREMELY FINE AND EARLY COLLECTION OF PLATES FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ATLAS VOLUME, CONTAINING IMAGES OF LAND BIRDS,TO SELBY'S BRITISH ORNITHOLOGY, officially published in 1834, but issued from 1819 to 1840. Prideaux John Selby "was very gifted as an artist, and the two volumes of "Illustrations of British Ornithology" are outstandingly beautiful. In many people's estimation, the clarity and crispness of his figures give them an austere beauty that is lacking in the pretty lithographs in H.L. Meyer's and John Gould's books about British birds . The cool, classical quality of Selby's plates belongs to the age of elegance and could never have been achieved by the Victorian John Gould. Selby's bird figures were the most accurate delineations of British birds to that date, and the liveliest. After so many books with small, stiff bird portraits, this new atlas with its life-size figures and more relaxed drawing was a great achievement in the long history of bird illustration" (Jackson). Selby showed a "great interest in ornithology from an early age and made his own notes and careful, coloured drawings of the birds in his district. his main interests were ornithology, forestry, and entomology. He was a skilful fisherman and an excellent shot. Selby's major work, "Illustrations of British Ornithology", was published in nineteen parts between 1821 and 1833. It contained some 222 plates etched by Selby (mostly after his own drawings) with the assistance of his brother-in-law Admiral Robert Mitford. In 1819 Mitford was taught to etch by Thomas Bewick in Newcastle; he then taught Selby at Twizell House. Two volumes of text appeared, "Land Birds" in 1825 (revised in 1833) and "Water Birds" in 1833. The specimens on which the figures were based were nearly all collected and set up by Selby, aided by his butler, Richard Moffitt. "From 1825 until 1841 Selby assisted his friend Sir William Jardine (1800–1874) with the descriptions, drawings, and etchings for their joint publication,'Illustrations of Ornithology' (1836–43). During this period, in 1835 and 1836 respectively, he also wrote the volumes 'Pigeons and Parrots' for Jardine's 'Naturalist's Library'. Together, in conjunction with George Johnston, Selby and Jardine founded the 'Magazine of Zoology and Botany' in 1836, which was widened in scope in 1838 when the name was changed to 'Annals of Natural History'. Selby remained an editor until his death, contributing notes and articles up to 1841. He joined the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club soon after it was founded in 1831 and served as its president in 1834 and again in 1844. Between 1832 and 1859 he contributed many papers to the 'History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club'. Further papers were published in other journals between 1823 and 1838" (Christine E. Jackson for DNB). BM(NH) IV, p. 1896; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.141; Mullens & Swann p. 519; Nissen IVB 853; cf. Wood pp. 561-562; cf. Zimmer pp. 571-572, cf. C. Jackson, Bird Etchings, 1985. [WITH]: "Contents of Number Thir. Bookseller Inventory # 72nhr211

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Bibliothecae inclytae Reipub. Augustanae utriusque tum Graecae: AUGSBURG CITY LIBRARY.
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Item Description: Hard cover. [Compiled by Georg Henisch]. Typographical border round title (very slightly shaved at outer margin). 559 pp., [38] leaves. Agenda chancery 4to (303 x 96 mm.), cont. pigskin-backed wooden boards (smallish stain to first two leaves, one wooden corner chipped), orig. clasps & catches. Augsburg: V. Schönigk, 1600. A wonderfully well-preserved copy, from the private collection of Helmuth Domizlaff, of the second earliest catalogue of an institutional library (preceded only by the extremely rare catalogue of the Leyden University Library in 1595). Augsburg was, after the Palatina, the most important public library in Germany and the present catalogue became a valuable reference tool for the contemporary scholar. Our catalogue of the library of the Imperial City of Augsburg is one of the rarest of the great institutional library catalogues and certainly, from the point of view of its format, one of the strangest. It was printed in the very unusual agenda format, probably for ease of carrying (it would fit in a deep pocket). While it has been speculated that some copies were also printed in quarto size, I do not believe any such example exists. Archer Taylor wrote, in his Book Catalogues, regarding this catalogue, "it is said to have been printed in one hundred copies only" (p. 94). Augsburg’s library "must have been one of the most important public libraries in the Europe of its time: many thousand works by over 4,000 authors are accurately described and arranged according to first names. It must have represented a valuable reference tool for the contemporary scholar."–Grolier Club, Bibliography, 41. Both books and manuscripts are described. The author index at end, arranged by first name, is extremely advanced and includes authors of secondary texts, editors, etc. Georg Henisch (1549-1618), philologist and mathematician, studied medicine at Basel and went to Augsburg as professor of logic and mathematics. He served as head of the medical school, president of the city’s gymnasium, and librarian of the Augsburg City Library. He was a highly esteemed scholar of the time as an editor of Greek texts and as an astronomer. Very fine copy, in fresh condition. Rather taller than the Breslauer copy (288 mm.). Contemporary ownership inscription of Joseph Anthony Rauch, dated 1733. ? Peignot, pp. 42-43–"Ce volume a la hauteur d’un in-folio, mais il n’a que la moitié de la largeur; voilà pourquoi on l’appele dimidiatum volumen." Pollard & Ehrman, Table XXX. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 45. Bookseller Inventory # JHABES2945

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EVANS, Leent.

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Item Description: [1844]., 1844. EVANS, Leent. The First and Last Voyage of the Sea Cadet: A Simple Nautical Narrative. L[eent]. E[vans]. "But suffer winds, and sunny isles draw near - With gilded clouds that float at rest: And spirits rise - as tho' some spell were there To wake the thoughts the soul loves best." [1844]. 8vo., (7 x 4 6/8 inches). Graphite and colour wash portrait of the Sea Cadet, manuscript title-page decorated with coronet, vignette and British flags. Address [i--iii], blank[iv-vi], "The Cadet" [vii-ix], blank [x], [1]-98, [99-100 partially excised], Notes 101-112, [113-137]. with 12 exceptionally fine full-page original watercolour drawings of places along the voyage, from the Isle of Wight to Sydney Australia, one in grisaille; with 76 vignettes in the text, 40 in grisaille, and 36 in colour, of iconic places and natural history specimens of the voyage. Original full straight-grained morocco, gilt (front hinge weak, scuffed). Provenance: inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper: "This Book was Wrote by My Friend Leent Evans. C.J.F. A moving, unpublished verse narrative describing the last voyage, from Cowes in the Isle of Wight to Sydney, Australia, and back, of the young Cadet son of the author, in the early 1840s. Clearly based on letters the boy wrote home, and specimens brought back from the voyage with him. Sadly the boy died as a result of conditions aboard ship on the return journey home. The work can be dated by one of the notes at the end of the book, note 4, to 1844: On the 5th day of February 1816 the House of Commons voted a grant for the erection of a monument to commemorate the services rendered to the Navy [by Lord Nelson] - where is it in the year 1844? - where? Who answers?" The original watercolour drawings are very fine and detailed. The full-page illustrations include images from the voyage, and from the Cadet's childhood: Norris & Seymour Castle near Cowes; the Club House at Cowes; Portland; Funchal Madeira; Funchal Madeira; the Governor's House, Funchal; the Loo Rock in 1821 (grisaille); The Island of Teneriffe. 90 miles!; Orotavo; the Mill Stream, Lock's Mills; Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales; and the Anchorage at Sydney N.S.W. Of the many vignettes throughout the work, those that are captioned include: The Goodwin Sands, and the Downs; Brighton-Beachy Head; Dunnose-Culver Cliffs-Isle of Wight; the Yacht; Carisbrook; the Noodles; Hurst Castle; St. Alban's Head; Portland; Berry Head; the Start; the Ram Head-Edystone-Plymouth; the Lizard, E by N, as seen when refraction had apparently lifted the head; the Dodman NW- the distance this land makes insular; St. Michael's Mount; The Land's End-Tolvan-Perwyth-St. Buryan; the Longships; the Loggan Stone; St. Agnes, Scilly, NE by E; the Physalis (jellyfish - colour); Fucus Natans or Gulf-weed of Sailor (colour); Medusa (jellyfish - colour); Porto Santo; Madeira; The Desertas, South; Cape Lorenzo; the Brazen Nose; the Loo Rock in 1810; Appearance of the Salvages at a few miles distance; The Peak of Teneriffe, 40 miles (colour); the Orange (colour); Palma; Isle of St. Antonio Cape Verde, 1848; the Dragon Tree of the Canary, and Cape Verde Isles; the blue shark (colour); the Coryphene, or Dolphin of the Sailors (colour); The double winged Flying fish (colour); The whale; The Tropic Bird (colour); the North Pole Star (colour); the Southern Cross (colour); The Albatross (colour); the Flying Dutchman; Dispositions of the Hurricane (colour); Hurricane; St. Paul, South Atlantic (colour); and North Head Sydney. There are other vignettes that are not captioned, but their subject is self-evident, and include an Emperor Penguin, identifiable butterflies, a map of Tasmania and Bass Strait, The Western Port, an emu, a kangaroo, and a Banksia flower, The poem recounts descriptions of the Cadet's ports of call, impressions, and feelings, included in his letters home. Of particular interest are those that recount the boy's experiences in Australia, a colony still in its i. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib1393

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pub Date: Unknown Publisher: Dunhua Tong Tsz line Journey to the West is one of the classics of the Chinese. Book for an earlier version circulated less rare book book received the first prints Illustration 20. published by sophisticated. than early copies of as curiosities and version version of Journey to the West. A total of 20 full set. large format. Folio 25.7 * 15.9 cm. natural state Department of Rare Books thickness of 15-18 cm. the book card club save the upper end engraved Qianlong Renyin Manuscripts title page the middle large print title: re-engrave Illustrated Journey True Explanation of the right engraved Sanin Wu the a son usurp solution. the left engraved of Dunhua Church Azusa line. The first volume has a total of 20 characters Illustrated and scene graph. another picture with various body calligraphy inscription 20. book 100 back. Under the version of the heart engraved the Comrade Church the words. Comrades Church clear early famous bookstores. is quite famous engraving of this Journey to the West. The a hundred book back. the overall product phase is still quite good. only two individual page has a different degree of loss (the book is only two and a half pages defect). the other in good condition. Returning from overseas. each volume of the original cover both save approached and installation of the tattoo paper cover used to protect the original cover.Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # RE075004

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