GESSERT, M. A. FROMBERG, EMANUEL OTTO. RUDIMENTARY TREATISE ON THE ART OF PAINTING ON GLASS OR GLASS STAINING
Comprising directions for preparing the pigments and fluxes, for laying them upon the glass, and for firing or burning in the colours. From the German of Dr. M. A. Gessert. To which is added An Appendix on the Art of Enamelling, etc. Fourth Edition.
[Bound with:] RUDIMENTARY ESSAY ON THE ART OF PAINTING ON GLASS from the German of EMANUEL OTTO FROMBERG. Fourth Edition.
(Weale’s Rudimentary Scientific and Educational Series. 40, 41). Crosby Lockwood and Co., 7, Stationers’ Hall Court, Ludgate Hill. 1878.
16mo. 4.25 x 7 inches. Gessert, iv + 92 pp.; Fromberg, [iv] + 116 pp. + 32 pp. publisher’s catalogue. Decorated by publisher’s devices on title pages.Bound in original green cloth, gilt, decorated with blind stamping with paper title label on spine. Slight sunning of spine and a little wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
Two title on the art of painting on glass in the ubiquitous Weale’s Rudimentary Series, conveniently bound together in this Fourth Edition. Both are translations from the German, the first English editions, published by John Weale, being 1844 (Gessert) and 1851 (Fromberg). £75.00 [Stock No. 24229]
GRENIER, JEAN. BORÈS. FRANCISCO. BORÈS, FRANCISCO.
Text de Jean Grenier. A. Zwemmer. 1961.
4to. 9 x 11.75 inches.  pp. +  leaves of plates +  pp. Illustrated throughout by 8 colour lithographs, including frontispiece and by 12 heliogravure plates in colour and 171 numbered black and white plates.Bound in original pictorial boards. Outer hinges of boards starting to crack and other wear to extremities and some red underlining in list of black and white reproductions; otherwise a good interior.
English translation, by Conrad Wise, of the French edition (Paris, Editions Verve, 1961), with text by Jean Grenier (1898-1971). The artist, Francisco Borès (1898-1972), who arrived in Paris in 1925 with the second wave of artists from Spain, was influenced by his predecessor, Picasso. The volume includes eight original lithographs and a cover, especially designed by the artist. £30.00 [Stock No. 24225]
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.
BALL, RICHARD. BRONCHO.
This autographed Edition de Luxe is limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is No. Sixteen. Country Life Ltd. 1930.
SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION. 4to. 8 x 10.25 inches. ix + [i] + 134 +  pp.Illustrated by 16 plates, including frontispiece, from drawings by G. D. Armour and by vignettes, including title page.Bound in original red quarter morocco over red cloth, gilt, spine in compartments with black and gilt lines. Marbled edged endpapers. Top edge gilt, others deckled. In red slipcase with green title label, gilt, containing inner pocket with a duplicate set of the sixteen plates for framing purposes, which has been neatly repaired. A little foxing of fore edge but otherwise a fine copy.
Signed limited edition of an account of a horse that serves on the Western Front and returns home, illustrated by the artist, Richard Ball (b.1897); an early predecessor of the recent War Horse story. The 1932 popular edition was subtitled An imaginary biography of a horse. £65.00 [Stock No. 24224]
WELLS, H. G. THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY.
Thomas Nelson and Sons. 1910.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. 374 +  pp. publisher’s catalogue.Decorated by pictorial endpapers with publisher’s monogram and by title page vignette. Bound in original green cloth, gilt with contrasting white title label, gilt. Slight wear to edges of label and occasional light spotting largely confined to fore edge; otherwise a very good clean copy.
First edition in book form of a story which had previously appeared as a serial in The State (South Africa), October 1909-March 1910. The Notes on Nelson’s New Novels at the end are dated 1910. £200.00 [Stock No. 24222]
WELLS, H. G. THE CAMFORD VISITATION.
Methuen and Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, W.C.2. 1937.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo.5 x 7.5 inches. [vi] +  pp.Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original light blue cloth, with dark blue titles, in two tone blue dust wrapper with spine sunned and chips at top edge and head and tail of spine. Spine and top of boards slightly sunned and some foxing largely confined to edges; otherwise a very good copy, complete in dust wrapper. 1945 signature on first free endpaper.
Fiction relating the appearance of an unexpected voice in the university town of Camford and the reactions of the residents. £40.00 [Stock No. 24221]
WELLS, H. G., edited by. THE GREAT STATE.
Essays in Construction by H. G. Wells, Frances Evelyn Warwick, L. G. Chiozza Money, E. Ray Lankester, C. J. Bond, E. S. P. Haynes, Cecil Chesterton, Cicely Hamilton, Roger Fry, G. R. S. Taylor, Conrad Noel, Herbert Trench, Hugh P. Vowles. Harper and Brothers, 45 Albemarle Street, W. 1912.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. v +  + 378 +  pp.Bound in original red cloth with gilt and black titles. Some foxing largely confined to lower edge and lower margins; otherwise a very good copy.
‘Lady Warwick, Mr. Wells, and Mr. Taylor...are to be regarded jointly as the general editors.’ Thirteen essays looking forward to the establishment of an ideal state, drawing on an analysis of contemporary political, scientific and social conditions and knowledge. It includes contributions by Wells on The Past and the Great State (originally published in Harper’s Magazine as ‘Socialism and the Great State.’), the Countess of Warwick on the countryside, Sir Ray Lankester on education and Roger Fry on the artist. £50.00 [Stock No. 24220]
WELLS, H.G. THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON.
By H.G.Wells. Author of ‘Tales of Space and Time,’ ‘Love and Mr Lewisham’, and ‘Anticipations’. George Newnes, Limited, Southampton Street, Strand, London. 1901.
First edition. Second Issue with white end-papers. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. frontis.+ vii +  + 342 pp. Illustrated with  plates, including frontispiece.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with device on front board and crescent moon in night sky on spine. Extremities slightly worn. Interior a little browned but otherwise a good tight, clean copy. W.H Smith Library blind stamp on first free endpaper.
The earliest issue is known to have black end-papers otherwise they are identical. £500.00 [Stock No. 24219]
VOLTAIRE. LETTERS CONCERNING THE ENGLISH NATION.
By Mr. De Voltaire. A New Edition. Printed for J. and J. Tonson, in the Strand. 1767.
12mo. 4.25 x 7 inches. [viii] + 173 +  +  pp. index. Decorated by title page borders and head and tailpiece vignettes.Bound in original calf; spine rebacked with raised bands with original contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Extremities a little worn, some foxing, ink signature of P. Lomas on first free endpaper and pencil signature at top of title, with pencil corrections and notes at end; otherwise a very good copy.
First published in English (London, 1733) and in Paris as Lettres philosophiques, 1734, this work consists of twenty four essays in the form of letters. The topics range from the Quakers, Church of England and other sects through Newton, Locke and the subject of inoculation to the Royal Society and other academies. The Letters were written during Voltaire’s residence in England, 1726-29 and cast the nation in a favourable compared to his native France and was hence banned there. The Voltaire Foundation considers this title to be ‘one of the greatest and most influential works of the eighteenth century and beyond...a manifesto of economic and political liberalism.’ £120.00 [Stock No. 24218]
NUMBERED LIMITED EDITIONS.
[JAYBERT, LÉON] LES APRÊS-SOUPERS. Par L’ auteur de Trois dizains de Contes Gaulois. Illustrations de Henriot
LES BIJOUX DES NEUF SŒURS. Illustrations de Cortazzo.
[Écrin de Bibliophile).
Limited numbered editions, Nos. 420 and 366. Ed. Rouverye at G. Blond, 98, Rue de Richelieu. 1883, 1884.
FIRST EDITIONS THUS. 8vo. 5 x 7 inches. Les Aprês-Soupers, 233 + + 10 pp. publisher’s catalogue; Les Bijoux des Neufs Sœurs, 247 +  pp. Title pages in red and black.Illustrated by engraved titles, vignette half titles and head and tailpieces. Decorated by publisher’s devices on title pages and by colophons. Bound in buff half morocco over marbled boards; spine with raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. The original paper wrappers (with front wrappers in colour), with publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper, are included. Les Après-Soupers has two small stains at top of spine but otherwise a fine set.
Two volumes in verse from the Écrin du Bibliophile series published in Paris by Rouveyre and Blond. Les Après-Soupers is an original title, said to be the work of Léon Jaybert. It is illustrated by the writer, artist and caricaturist, Henri Maigrot (1857- 1933), who used the pseudonym, Henriot. Les Bijoux des Neuf Soœrs is a new edition of a work of collective authorship first published in 1790. The Nine Sisters was a famous freemason’s lodge, which operated in Paris, 1776-92 (and again 1805-48). Among its members were Voltaire, and American revolutionaries, including Benjamin Franklin and John Paul Jones, when in France. This edition is illustrated by Oreste Cortazzo (1836-1910), Italian born artist and book illustrator. A fine set handsomely bound. £120.00 [Stock No. 24217]
BONNETAIN, PAUL. CHARLOT S’ AMUSE...
Édition augmentée d’ une pièce relative au procès jugé par la Cour d’ assises de Paris le 27 décembre 1884, et d’ un avis de l’ auteur.
Vingtième Tirage. chez Henry Kristemaeckers, éditeur, 65, rue des Palais 1885.
8vo. 5 x 7.25 inches.  + iv +  + 348 +  pp. publisher’s advertisement and colophon. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes, by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in blue half morocco over marbled boards; spine with raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. The original paper wrappers with publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper, are included. Spine lightly sunned and light wear to extremities; otherwise a fine copy.
The young writer, Paul Bonnetain (1858-99) published his first book, Charlot s’ amuse, stated by the journal, Nottingham French Studies (2012), to be ‘a detailed study of onanism,’ in 1883. It was prosecuted for obscenity and the passages objected to are all listed in the court proceedings quoted at the beginnings of the book. On returning from his first visit to to Indo-China, the author found that he had been acquitted and hence Kristemaeckers, his Brussels publisher, brought out this augmented edition. A voluminous writer, Bonnetain later served French colonial governments in Indo-China and Sudan and published studies on the Far East and various French colonies. A fine copy, handsomely bound. £100.00 [Stock No. 24215]
UZANNE, OCTAVE, edited by. CONTES DE FROMAGET - LE COUSIN DE MAHOMET.
Avec une notice bio-bibliographique par Octave Uzanne.
(Petits conteurs de XVIIIe siècle).
A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Éditeur, 7, Rue Saint-Benoit. 1882.
8vo. 6 x 8.25 inches.  + xiv +  + 283 +  pp. Title page in red and black. Illustrated by seven engraved plates, including two engraved frontispieces, including a portrait. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes, by initials and by colophon. Bound in half morocco over marbled boards, gilt; spine with raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. The original paper wrappers including decorated front wrapper and publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper, are included. Spine sunned; otherwise a very good copy.
This title by Nicolas Fromaget (d.1759), known in English as The Kinsman of Mahomet was first published in Leiden in 1742, and relates the amatory and other adventures of a Frenchman captured by the Turks and held prisoner in Constantinople for eight years. It adds an historical and bibliographical account of the author and his works, by the editor, Octave Uzanne (1851-1931), a famous bibliophile, writer, publisher and journalist, whose research covered eighteenth century authors. £150.00 [Stock No. 24212]
CHORIER, NICOLAS. LES DIALOGUES DE LUISA SIGEA OU SATIRE SODATIQUE DE NICOLAS CHORIER.
Prétendue écrite en Espagnol par Luisa Sigea et traduite en Latin par Jean Meursius. Édition mixte Franco-Latine. Tomes I-IV in two volumes. Isidore Liseux, Éditeur, Rue Bonaparte, no. 2. 1881.
TWO VOLUMES. 12mo. 4 x 5.75 inches. Tome I, xxxv + [i] + 131 +  pp.; pp.; Tome II, 200 pp.; Tome III, 147 +  pp; Tome IV, vii + [i] + 265 +  pp.  +  blank leaves at end of both of the bound vols. Title pages in red and black. Some text in Latin. Decorated by vignettes, including half title, head and tailpiece, by initials, by publisher’s device on title pages and by colophon. Bound in full morocco, gilt with gilt borders ; spine with raised bands, decorated with gilt lines. Bevelled edges. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The original paper wrappers with publisher’s advertisements on rear wrappers, are included. Spines sunned and a little wear to extremities but otherwise a fine set.
Known in English as The School of Women, this is an erotic work in the form of seven dialogues. The Latin original appeared about 1660 and the French translation about 1680. The more erotic words and phrases are rendered into Latin and a brief glossary is given at the end of Vol. IV. The author of the work is generally regarded to be Nicolas Chorier (1612-92), lawyer and historian, but best known for this title. His attribution of the work to the Spanish writer, Luisa Sigea (flourished 1530-60) is regarded as fictitious as is the supposed translator, Jean Meursius. £100.00 [Stock No. 24211]
STAUNTON, SIR GEORGE THOMAS Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars, in the Years 1712, 13, 14, &15; by the Chinese Ambassador, and Published, by the Emperor's Authority, at Pekin. Translated from the Chinese, and accompanied by an appendix of miscellaneous translations.
John Murray, 1821.
First Edition, 8vo. 8.75 x 5.5 inches xxxi + [i] + 330 pp. With a large folding map, coloured in outline with a small tear repaired. Bound in contemporary half calf rebacked preserving the original spine and title label. Some foxing particularly to the title and prelims and page one of text opposite the map.
First English translation of a narrative by a Chinese envoy, Tulisen, who participated in a mission 1712-15 to the Khan of the Torguts in southern Russia. £850.00 [Stock No. 24209]
RACKHAM, Arthur; GOSSE, Edmund. THE ALLIES' FAIRY BOOK
Heinemann No date but .
Small 4to. 6 x 8 inches. xxii + 122 pp. illustrated with 12 coloured plates.Bound in the original blue cloth gilt slightly rubbed on extremities , some foxing scattered throughout, but a good example.
Beautifully Illustrated with captioned paper guarded plates by Arthur Rackham produced to raise funds for the war effort. £75.00 [Stock No. 24200]
DULAC, EDMUND, illustrates LAURENCE HOUSMAN’S STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS.
Hodder and Stoughton, for Boots the chemist. No date but c .
4to. 8 x 10 inches approx. 320 pp. with 20 (including frontis) tipped in coloured plates.Bound in original gilt decorated terracotta cloth which has been slightly damp at sometime, leaving a mark on the upper board otherwise a fine copy in the original dust wrapper, that has an illustration onlaid.
Hodder and Stoughton, produced this edition for Boots the chemist, not usually found with the dust wrapper. £200.00 [Stock No. 24199]
RACKHAM, ARTHUR, illustrates RICHARD WAGNER. THE RHINEGOLD and THE VALKYRIE
By Richard Wagner with illustrations by Arthur Rackham Translated by Margaret Armour. Heinemann Ltd, 1910.
FIRST RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED EDITION. First (unlimited) trade edition Small 4to. 10 x 7.5 inches 160 pp.+ 34 colour plates and many other drawings.Bound in the original decorated cloth gilt slightly rubbed on the extremities, some foxing here and there but all the plates are in good condition, a good example in the original binding.
One of Rackham’s finest achievements. £250.00 [Stock No. 24198]
FITZGERALD, Edward (Trans), Mabel Eardley-Wilmot (Illus). RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM.
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co., 1912.
First Edition Thus. 4to. 8 x 10 inches, xx +  pp.Illustrated with thirty-eight tipped-in Photogravures by Mabel Eardley-Wilmot. Bound in original publisher's decorative cream buckram, lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Spine lightly faded, but a very good example.
The photographs were specially taken for this edition, and each verse has a specially designed initial letter by W. G. Johnson. A fine edition with most evocative photographs. £110.00 [Stock No. 24196]
OMAR KHAYYAM. FITZGERALD, EDWARD, translated by. POGANY, WILLY, illustrated by. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. PRESENTED BY WILLY POGÁNY.
G. Harrap and Co. Ltd. 1930.
8vo. 7.75 x 10.25 inches. 176 pp. Illustrated by 12 tipped in colour plates by Pogány and 46 Persian inspired vignettes printed in black and gold set in black and white illustrations. Bound in original publisher's deluxe, full brown crushed large grain levant morocco, spine lettered and decorated gilt with gilt title. Front board finely tooled with elaborate Persian motif top edge gilt, a very good copy of this lovely book. Old gift inscription on first free endpaper dated 1930.
Probably Pogany’s most successful book and one of the best of all illustrated editions of the Rubaiyat. Celebrated translation from the Persian of Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), poet and astronomer made by Edward Fitzgerald (1809-83). This quarto edition illustrated by Willy Pogány was published first in 1909, for this edition the plates and design of the book has been redrawn with superb new colour plates in a handsome binding. £300.00 [Stock No. 24195]
DULAC, EDMUND illustrates. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
And Other Fairy Tales, From the Old French. Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. Hodder and Stoughton, London. No date but c 1920.
Quarto, 8.75 x 11 inches,30 coloured plates with tissue guards.Bound in the original red/brown buckram in imitation of leather with gilt titles to spine and upper board, surrounded on upper board by an elaborate gilt decoration. Ownership signature in ink on verso of front free endpaper. In this edition the letter press was produced on rather poor quality resulting in this being foxed throughout,however the plates were printed on art paper and are unaffected.
A very good example of Dulac’s superb illustrations. £250.00 [Stock No. 24194]
POTTER, BEATRIX. THE TALE OF MRS TIGGY-WINKLE
Frederick Warne and Co. 1905.
First edition, 12mo. 5.6 X 4.25 inches. 86 pp. Buff publishers boards with white lettering and colour onlay to the upper cover.Colour frontis and colour plates throughout by the author.A good example, Small chips from the head and tail of spine, and a crack about an inch long to the hinge of the upper board, contents fine, old ownership inscription on half title, small booksellers ticket on rear paste-down endpaper.
A slightly used example. £400.00 [Stock No. 24193]