THE ISLAND OF CEYLON IN 1730s.
SEUTTER, MATTHAUS. CEYLON OLIM TAPROBANA INCOLIS TENARISIN ET LEKAWN DICTA MAXIMA ET SIMUL DITISSIMA MARIS INDICI INSULA.
Matthaei Seutteri S..Caes et Reg Cath Maj. Geogr Augustano Vindel. Imperial Geographer Matthaus Seutter published in his ‘Grosser Atlas’ of 1734. no date but .
22 x 19 inches, copper engraved map in original hand-colouring.A fine strong impression, clean and sound with traces of the old centre fold and reasonable margins. A fine example.
A fine large map of the island of Ceylon divided into administrative regions. The map itself is highly detailed with geographic features and port and town names. The map has an extremely decorative allegorical title cartouche which depicts an enthroned Royal female figure representing the Kandyan Kingdom with a cornucopia overflowing with pearls and gems and Cinnamon and below her a European merchant representing the Dutch dominance of the Island. He is attended by natives carrying trays of corral and spices, pearls, Cinnamon and exotic fruit, behind them stands an Elephant and at the merchant's feet are Tusks of Ivory. £750.00 [Stock No. 24542]
THE TALE OF DILLY DUCKLING.
Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press. .
24mo. 3.75 x 4.5 inches. Unpaginated.  pp. including letterpress and plates. Title page in red and black. Illustrated by 12 colour plates and by vignettes, including title page.In stiff card boards with colour plate pasted on front board. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. 1919 gift inscription on first free endpaper.
Illustrated children’s books with verse captions within borders. £35.00 [Stock No. 24541]
FIRST EDITION OF STANDARD HISTORY OF CHATHAM.
PRESNAIL, JAMES. CHATHAM THE STORY OF A DOCKYARD TOWN AND THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE BRITISH NAVY.
CHATHAM THE STORY OF A DOCKYARD TOWN AND THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE BRITISH NAVY. 1952.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 283 pp. Illustrated with 20 black and white plates, including 5 maps.Illustrated by 20 black and white plates including portrait frontispiece and 5 maps. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt block of arms on front board, in pictorial dust wrapper which is price clipped, with chips tears, and small missing sections at head and tail of spine and edges; otherwise a very good copy.
First edition of the standard work on the history of the town and naval dockyard.
£20.00 [Stock No. 24540]
GASQUET, FRANCIS AIDAN. THE GREAT PESTILENCE
(A.D. 1348-9), now commonly known as The Black Death. By Francis Aidan Gasquet, D.D., O.S.B. Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., Limited. 1893.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. xx + 244 pp. Illustrated by tables in text.Bound in black half morocco, gilt over blue and black cloth boards with gilt armourial block in centre; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated with gilt lines. Marbled boards. Top edge gilt. A few traces of foxing but otherwise a very good clean copy. Armourial bookplate of Sherborne Library.
An account of the Black Death of 1348-49 in various parts of Europe and in the English regions, based on archival sources. Gasquet (1846-1929) was a Benedictine historian, who became a cardinal in 1914. He was appointed Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives in 1917 and Librarian of the Vatican Library in 1924. A handsomely bound copy of this early standard work. £100.00 [Stock No. 24539]
LEFTWICH, JOSEPH, edited by. YISRÕEL THE JEWISH OMNIBUS.
Edited by Joseph Leftwich. Revised Edition. James Clarke and Co. Ltd., 5 Wardrobe Place, E.C.4 1945.
8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 723 +  pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt in dust wrapper with sunned spine with some chips at head of spine and tears on rear wrapper. Slight wear to extremities and light foxing largely confined to fore edge; otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller’s stamp on front pastedown.
First published in 1933, this anthology of Jewish short stories by seventy six authors, edited by Joseph Leftwich (1892-1983), is divided into nine sections, English, American, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, French, Russian, Dutch and Czech. £40.00 [Stock No. 24538]
FIRST EDITION LE CARRÉ.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN. SMILEY'S PEOPLE.
Hodder and Stoughton. 1979.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 327 pp. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which has very slight wear at edges. A very good copy.
First edition Le Carré in dust wrapper. The author’s ninth novel, it is the third part of the ‘Karla’ trilogy and features his recurring character, George Smiley, in a central role. £125.00 [Stock No. 24537]
LEE, LAURIE. I CAN'T STAY LONG.
Decorations by Susan Campbell. Frontispiece by William Thomson. 1975.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 232 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Decorated by section title vignettes. Bound in original cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, price clipped before publication with new price label added, and very slight wear along top edge. Slight indentation at lower side edge of first twenty pages, but otherwise a very good clean copy.
A collection of the author’s occasional writing, including travel pieces. £30.00 [Stock No. 24536]
FIRST US EDITION IRIS MURDOCH .
MURDOCH, IRIS. THE ACCIDENTAL MAN.
The Viking Press. 1972.
FIRST US EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. [vi] + 442 pp. Decorated by title page and headpiece vignettes.Bound in original quarter cloth with red titles over stiff card boards in pictorial dust wrapper, which has lightly chipped at head of spine. Top edges yellow. Half title creased and slight wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy.
First US edition of Iris Murdoch’s fourteenth novel, first published in 1971. It is a complex story set in London with a theme of accidental occurrences and coincidences. The cast of principal characters is given on the front inside dust wrapper. £30.00 [Stock No. 24535]
FIRST EDITION OF THE MAGUS.
FOWLES, JOHN. THE MAGUS.
Jonathan Cape Thirty Bedford Square. 1966.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. [xii] + 617 pp. Bound in original quarter purple cloth, gilt over black and white patterned cloth, in pictorial dust wrapper which is a little chipped at head and tail of spine. Top edges purple. Spine slightly sunned and a few stains on lower edge with some foxing ; otherwise a very good copy. 1966 inscription on first free endpaper.
First edition in dust wrapper of the famous novel by John Fowles set on a Greek island. £300.00 [Stock No. 24534]
BONZO THE DOG.
STUDDY, GEORGE E., illustrated by. PLAYFUL ANIMALS.
B. B. Ltd. [1946?].
Folio. 9.75 x 12.75 inches.  pp., including wrappers, which provide the title. Illustrated throughout in colour with captions. In pictorial card wrappers. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
Although he is not acknowledged, this illustrated children’s book features the work of the commercial artist, George E. Studdy (1878-1948), including his very popular creation Bonzo the Dog, who first appeared in the 1920s in The Sketch Magazine. Studdy also produced numerous postcard designs for Valentine and Sons of Dundee. £40.00 [Stock No. 24533]
GALERIE KARSTEN GREVE, COLOGNE. ALBERS, JOSEF. JOSEF ALBERS.
This book appeared in conjunction with the exhibition Josef Albers. Held at The Mayor Gallery, London September 7 - October 14, 1989 and at the Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne October 28 - December 2, 1989.
Copies printed: 2500. Editing Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne. The Mayor Gallery. 1989.
4to. 9.5 x 11.75 inches. 136 +  +  pp. Text in German, English and French. Illustrated by black and white photographs, including portrait frontispiece and by 28 colour plates of artworks captioned on verso. Bound in stiff pictorial boards with black titles. Traces of wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
Catalogue of an exhibition held in Cologne and London showing a selection from the artist’s Homage to the Square series, begun in 1949. Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a German artist and designer who taught at the Bauhaus before emigrating to the US in 1933; from 1950 he headed the department of design at Yale University. £25.00 [Stock No. 24532]
THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA IN 1730s.
SEUTTER, MATTHAUS. NOVA DESIGNATIO INSULAE JAMAICAE EX ANTOLLANIS AMERICAE SEPTENTRION
Non Poltremae Secundum Guberuationes SuasAccuratas aeri incisa et publici juris sacta a Matthaeo Seuttero Sac Caes et Reg Cathol Maj. Geogr Augustae Vindel. Imperial Geographer Matthaus Seutter published in his ‘Grosser Atlas’ of 1734. no date but .
22 x 19 inches, copper engraved map in original hand-colouring.A fine strong impression, clean and sound with traces of the old centre fold and reasonable margins. A fine example.
A fine large map of the island of Jamaica divided by parishes. Of particular note is an early representation of the small walled town in St. Catherine that would later become Spanish Town, a contender for the capital of Jamaica. The map itself is highly detailed with geographic features and port names. The soundings in a few harbours are included as well. The map has an extremely decorative allegorical title cartouche which depicts Negroes going about the process of harvesting and refining sugar,also shown are other exotic creatures, Turtles and even a Mermaid. £750.00 [Stock No. 24531]
NEAPOLITAN SCHOOL A fine pair of 19th century gouache paintings on paper.
A detailed daytime view looking across the Bay of Naples at the city and harbour and night time view of Vesuvius erupting. Each painting is enlivened with groups of well executed figures with ships and other detail. 1835.
Two original gouache paintings on paper each 25.5 x 17 inches, with black borders.The Vesuvius view is titled Eruz del 1835 and the view of Naples has the title cut, unsigned. Both in fine condition
A fine pair of Neapolitan School views of better than usual quality, the detail and animated figures and the artist’s ability to catch the Neapolitan light mark this pair out from the average. £1,350.00 [Stock No. 24530]
JEFFREY, PAUL. THE CITY CHURCHES OF SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN.
The Hambledon Press. 1996.
4to. 7.25 x 10 inches. [xix] + [i] + 385 pp. Illustrated by frontispiece and by 187 text figures, including black and white photographs and plans. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. Lower corners slightly bumped but otherwise a fine copy. Neat inscription at lower left of front pastedown.
A systematic account of Wren’s City of London churches. The first part is a general survey; the second a gazetteer of all the churches. Three appendices list the costs of the churches, those destroyed in the Great Fire and not rebuilt and those which survived the Great Fire. Of the fifty one original Wren churches, only twenty three now remain. £25.00 [Stock No. 24529]
THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. THE PENNY MAGAZINE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. 1834.
Volume III. Issues 113-176, 4 January - 27 December 1834, including 12 monthly supplements, 31 December 1833 - 31 December 1834. Charles Knight, 22, Ludgate Street. 1834.
4to. 7.5 x 11.25 inches. 511 +  pp. Illustrated throughout by 231 wood engravings. Bound in original half maroon morocco, gilt over marbled boards; spine rebacked preserving original. Extremities worn, some wear to page edges, with a couple of lower margin repairs neatly repaired.01 and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Inscriptions of Emma Selena Murray 1842 on front pastedown and verso of first free endpaper.
Sixty three issues of The Penny Magazine for 1834, published every Saturday and including the extra monthly supplements. Strikingly illustrated by wood engravings, the topics range from the boa constrictor, rhinoceros and Merino sheep to coaches, Shakespeare’s Cliff and Birmingham Town Hall. Some topics are spread over a number of weekly parts, including clocks and the manufacture of gas, the Houses of Parliament, featuring the fire of that year and Hogarth and his works. Whole issues of the monthly supplements are also devoted to Canterbury and Oxford. The Penny Magazine, devised for a working class readership, was published from 1832 to 1845; by 1833 it had already become necessary to raise the price to 4d. £150.00 [Stock No. 24523]
LEIGHTON, CLARE. WOOD ENGRAVINGS OF THE 1930's.
Reviewed by Clare Leighton.
Special Winter Number of The Studio, 1936 edited by C. G. Holme. The Studio Ltd, 44, Leicester Sq., W.C.2. 1936.
4to. 8.25 x 11.25 inches. 192 pp.Illustrated throughout by wood engravings, full page (including 8 in sepia) and in text. Decorated by title page vignette and by publisher’s device on verso of title. Bound in original red cloth, gilt with decorative gilt title block on front board.
A review of contemporary wood engravings from Europe, the US and Mexico, by Clare Leighton (1898-1989). Among the artists whose work is featured are Leighton herself, Agnes Miller Parker, Gwendolen Raverat, Eric Gill, Eric Ravilious, Paul and John Nash, Robert Gibbings and Enid Marx. £60.00 [Stock No. 24522]
1660 BLACK LETTER BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
PRAYER BOOK. CHRISTOPHER BARKER. THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS: AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.
[Bound with:]THE PSALTER, OR PSALMES OF DAVID, AFTER THE TRANSLATION OF THE GREAT BIBLE, POINTED AS IT SHALL BE SUNG OR SAID IN CHURCHES (London: Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker...1660).
[Bound with:] THE FORM AND MANNER OF MAKING AND CONSECRATING BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS ACCORDING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND (London: Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker...1660).
[Bound with:] THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES. COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH MEETER BY THOMAS STERNHOLD, JOHN HOPKINS, AND OTHERS: CONFERRED WITH THE HEBREW; WITH APT NOTES TO SING THEM WITHALL... (London: Printed by S. G. for the Company of Stationers, 1661).
Printed by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. 1660.
Small Folio. 7.5 x 11.75 inches. Book of Common Prayer, Psalter and Consecrating Bishops unpaginated [234 pp.]; Psalmes,  + 153 +  pp. with some irregularities in pagination. All text in black letter in double columns. Title page, calendar and table, etc. of Book of Common Prayer in red and black. Consecrating Bishops has separate title page but register is continuous with Psalter. Title page of Book of Common Prayer and Psalter both within border of fleurons and contains royal arms; title page of Consecrating Bishops within ruled borders and royal arms; title page of Psalmes within elaborate architectural borders and royal arms; it also features fine decorative head and tail pieces and woodcut initial letters used throughout. Bound in original calf with decorative panel enclosing royal arms front and back; Spine later rebacked in compartments with raised bands and gilt title and new endpapers. Extremities worn and a few repaired tears in text. Missing upper corner of title page replaced by version in ink but loosing small amount of text on verso; otherwise a very good copy. 2 smaller pages, possibly from original endpapers, tipped in with ownership inscriptions: [indicipherable signature] for Fulbeck. 1661;George Redsdale the Gift of Edwin Smith...1827.
This 1660 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, with the state prayers for the newly restored Charles II, was one of the last to be issued before the revision of 1662. Previous to 1660 no official Common Prayer had been published in England since 1642, its use having been made a penal offence by an Ordinance of Parliament of March 1645. It is largely based on the version of 1636 which was used to compile the definitive version of 1662. £650.00 [Stock No. 24458]
CORALS FIRST ACCURATELY DESCRIBED.
ELLIS, JOHN. AN ESSAY TOWARDS A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CORALLINES, AND OTHER MARINE PRODUCTIONS OF THE LIKE KIND, COMMONLY FOUND ON THE COASTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE DESCRIPTION OF A LARGE MARINE POLYPE TAKEN NEAR THE NORTH POLE, BY THE WHALE-FISHERS, IN THE SUMMER 1753.
For the Author; and sold by A. Millar, in the Strand; J. and J. Rivington, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard; and R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall. 1755.
FIRST EDITION, 4to. 8 x 10 inches, xvii +  +103 +  Illustrated with a frontispiece and 42 engraved plates [19 of which are folding] Most copies of this work have a frontis plates 1 -37 and an unnumbered plate of Cuffs Microscope. This copy has plates 38 and 39 (issued later and usually lacking especially plate 39) and is extra illustrated with an unnumbered plate of Barnacles and plate 14 from Ellis’s paper in Phil. Trans. vol. 49. Some of the plates are after Ehret.Bound in full tree calf, rebacked with matching calf and five raised bands. preserving the original title label. A clean tight copy, with some light foxing here and there, some old neat marginal notes mostly giving the scientific name of species. A very good example with extra plates.
John Ellis (c. 1710–1776), In this book Ellis published his argument that Corals were not plants but Animals, he is the first to have made this observation which he did with Mr Cuff’s Aquatic Microsope which is illustrated and discribed in the book. Ellis's descriptions and professionally drawn engravings, and his scientific approach, were outstanding. His two longest books, Natural History of the Corallines (1755; French and Dutch edns, 1756; pirated German edn, 1767) and the posthumous Natural History of Zoophytes (1786, partly written by Solander), were seminal. In the 1750s he was one of the British Museum's first noteworthy scientific visitors. He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1754 and was its Copley medallist in 1767.
This copy has A Bookplate of Robert Stirling Newall FRS FRAS (1812 – 1889) who was a Scottish engineer and astronomer, is on the front paste-down marbled endpaper. £1,250.00 [Stock No. 24452]
SURVEY AND MAP OF LINCOLNSHIRE 1720.
COX, THOMAS. MORDEN, ROBERT, cartography by. LINCOLNSHIRE [Taken from:] MAGNA BRITANNIA; OR TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND NATURAL HISTORY OF LINCOLNSHIRE,
With Pedigrees of all the noble Families and Gentry, both Ancient and Modern, Biographical Notices of eminent and learned Men to whom this County has given Birth; also an Alphabetical Table of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, with the several Hundreds and Deaneries in which they stand, together with the value of the Churches in the King’s Books, collected and composed according to the best relations extant. In the Savoy: printed by Eliz. Nutt; and sold by M. Nutt, in Exeter-Exchange in the Strand, and J. Morphew near Stationers-Hall. 1720.
4to. 6.75 X 8.75 inches. pp. 1404-1516 comprising the entire section on Lincolnshire, extracted from vol. 2 of the complete work.Illustrated by folding map of Lincolnshire by Robert Morden in original colouring at beginning of text, and by engraved table of distances with county statistics and coats of arms of towns at end. Rebound in half morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. Extremities slightly worn and a little foxing and staining, but otherwise a neat clean copy. A few marginal pencil notes.
Magna Britannia was intended to be an enlargement of the sixth edition of Britannia by William Camden (1607) and was originally published in monthly parts as a supplement to the Atlas Geographus (5 vols., 1711-17). Only the sections on the English counties were published in six volumes from 1720-31. Vols. 1 and 2 (the latter including Lincolnshire) were continuously paginated and both appeared in 1720. The series has generally been attributed to Thomas Cox (1655/6-1734), rector of Stoke Harvard and vicar of Broomfield, Essex who published a number of works on ecclesiastical and national history. His DNB author, however, considers that ‘this was probably a confusion arising from the name of the bookseller who took over the publication from 1724, who was also a Thomas Cox.’ ESTC follows the traditional attribution of the work to the Rev. Thomas Cox, although it notes that the vendor of the remainder of the Magna Britannia stock advertised in a sale catalogue of 1738 was probably Thomas Cox (i.e. the printer). The work was reissued in the same year by another printer. The cartographer Robert Morden (d.1703) produced the English county maps, in a larger format, for the 1695 edition of Camden’s Britannia and these remained standard for fifty years, hence their later use (in small format, compiled in 1701 and revised after 1704) in Magna Britannia. £50.00 [Stock No. 24450]
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. NORMAN WAIT HARRIS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 25TH HARRIS INSTITUTE. NATIONALISM AND REGIONALISM IN SOUTH ASIA.
Phillips Talbot Director. The University of Chicago May 25-29, 1949
[At head of cover title:] Confidential - Not for Publication. University of Chicago 1949.
TYPESCRIPT. 4to. 8.5 x 11 inches. ix +  + 256 p.In paper wrappers, which are a little sunned and grimed with cracks across spine; otherwise a very good copy. Signature on front wrapper.
Unpublished typescript. An international meeting of specialists to examine the implications of major wartime and political developments in the countries of Southern Asia, including Pakistan, India, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, Malaya, Indonesia and the Philippines. The four public lectures, followed by Round Table discussions were:
1. South Asia in the World Today, J. S. Furnivall.
2. Cultural Facets of South Asian Regionalism, Cora DuBois.
3. Co-operation, Competition, and Isolation in the Economic Sphere, J. S. Furnivall.
4. Nationalism, Communism and Regionalism in South Asia, H.E. Ambassador Carlos P. Romulo. £50.00 [Stock No. 24448]