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PIPER, JOHN. ROMNEY MARSH. Illustrated and described by John Piper. (The King Penguin Books. 55). Penguin Books. 1950.
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 7 x 5 inches, 35 pp. + [1] pp. Illustrated by 16 colour plates at end and black and white drawings in text, including 16 of churches, all by John Piper.In original blue patterned boards. Slight wear to head and tail of spine but otherwise a very good clean copy.
Typical Piper style. A minor classic issued in the King Penguin series. £20.00 [Stock No. 24743]

WYE - HUBBARD, G .E. THE OLD BOOK OF WYE BEING A RECORD OF A KENTISH COUNTRY PARISH FROM THE TIME OF HENRY THE EIGHTH TO THAT OF CHARLES THE SECOND. Pilgrim Press Ltd. 1951.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 166 pp. Illustrated by 5 pages of plates, including frontispiece. Map endpapers. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper, which has sunned spine and is chipped and torn at top and head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
Exemplary study showing just how much information early records contain - if you can interpret them. The author, Gilbert Ernest Hubbard (1885-1951) spent forty years of active service in diplomatic and consular posts in the Levant and Far East, publishing a number of books on Asian international affairs, before he became involved in local history matters. £15.00 [Stock No. 24741]

ITTEN, JOHANNES. BIRREN, FABER, edited by. THE ELEMENTS OF COLOR. A Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten based on his Book The Art of Color. Edited and with a Foreword and Evaluation by Faber Birren. Translated by Ernst van Hagen. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. 1970.
Square 8vo. 8.5 x 8.25 inches. 95 pp. + [1] pp. publisher’s advertisement.Illustrated by sketch in foreword and by 71 numbered text figures in colour and black and white. Decorated by device on title page. Bound in pictorial cloth boards with blurb on rear. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
This is the most complete document of one of the landmarks of modern education in art - the famous Basic Course at the Bauhaus in Weimar. Johannes Itten (1889-1967) organised it at the invitation of Walter Gropius. First published in 1963, the text has been revised and updated to include new material made by Itten at later Bauhaus centres in Berlin, Krefeld and Zürich. This US edition, edited and with a foreword by Faber Birren (1900-88) was translated form the German, Kunst der Farbe, also of 1970. £20.00 [Stock No. 24739]

BOVILL, E. W. THE GOLDEN TRADE OF THE MOORS.  Oxford University Press. 1963.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. vi + [iv] + 281 pp. Illustrated by 8 maps, including frontispiece (with printed overlay), one plate, 5 maps in text and folding map at end. Bound in original cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is sunned and chipped at head and tail of spine; otherwise a good clean copy. 1965 signature on first free endpaper.
Corrected reprint of first edition of 1958. A revision of the author’s earlier title, Caravans of the Old Sahara (1933). An account of the trade and caravan routes between north and west Africa across the Sahara. Edward William Bovill (1892-1966) was educated at Rugby and Cambridge and served in the First World War, including the West African Frontier Force. His works as an historian included several titles on African history. £30.00 [Stock No. 24738]

PALMER, ALAN. THE GARDENERS OF SALONIKA. [The Macedonian Campaign 1915-1918]. Andre Deutsch. 1965.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 286 pp. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white photographs, by 3 maps in text and by map endpapers. Bound in original olive cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is a little frayed and chipped at top edges and head and tail of spine. Top edge red. Some foxing confined to edges but otherwise a very good copy. 1965 Gift inscription on half title.
The definitive account of the Allied front of Thessalonica, where their Macedonian campaign was opened in 1915. The author, Alan Warwick Palmer (b.1926) was a history teacher before becoming a full time historian of modern Europe. £25.00 [Stock No. 24737]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR. MUNCASTER, MARTIN. THE WIND IN THE OAK.  Robin Garton. 1978.
Large 4to. 9.25 x 12.5 inches. 120 pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white.Bound in original cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is sunned along top edge; otherwise a very good copy. Signed gift inscription from author to Admiral and Mrs Brock, 1978 on half title. Loosely inserted: 1988 Obituary notice of Rear-Admiral Patrick Willet Brock (1902-88) and prospectus for The Wind in the Oak, [4] pp., folded. Bookplate
An account of the life and work of the marine, later landscape artist, Claude Muncaster (1903-74). In his early career he sailed round the Horn before the mast in a grain ship. During the war he was the Admiralty’s camouflage expert, working in the office of Commander Brock, to whom this book is inscribed. He served as President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists for nearly twenty years. The author is his son, Martin Muncaster (b.1934), BBC radio and TV broadcaster, actor and producer. £45.00 [Stock No. 24736]

MARTINEAU, HARRIET. ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3 volumes in one: No. XXIII. THE THREE AGES.; No. XXIV. THE FARRERS OF BUDGE-ROW. A Tale.; No. XXV. THE MORAL OF MANY FABLES.  Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row. 1833-34.
FIRST EDITIONS. 12mo. 4 x 6 inches. [iv] + 126 pp.; [vi] + 136 pp.; [iv] + 255 + [1] pp.; v + [i] + 144 pp. Each has 2 title pages, the first also containing the series title. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good set. Binder’s stamp of Mudie on verso of first free endpaper. Bookseller’s label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2 on front pastedown. Decorative bookplate of Frances Elionor Pearse.
Works of political economy under the guise of fiction, a genre pioneered by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). Regarded as a founder of sociology, she was among the first social theorist to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. Illustrations of Political Economy was published in nine volumes, 1832-34 and proved to be a great publishing success, even outselling Dickens. It is considered that it helped to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British Empire. No. XXV was the last of the series and, unlike its predecessors, was not written in the form of a work of fiction. £150.00 [Stock No. 24735]

MARTINEAU, HARRIET. ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 2 volumes in one: No. XX. CINNAMON AND PEARLS. A Tale; No. XXII. BRIERY CREEK. A Tale.  Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row. 1833.
FIRST EDITIONS. 12mo. 4 x 6 inches. [iv] + 125 pp.; [iv] + 255 + [1] pp. Each has 2 title pages, the first also containing the series title. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good set. Binder’s stamp of Mudie on verso of first free endpaper. Bookseller’s label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2 on front pastedown. Decorative bookplate of Frances Elionor Pearse.
Works of political economy under the guise of fiction, a genre pioneered by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). Regarded as a founder of sociology, she was among the first social theorist to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. Illustrations of Political Economy was published in nine volumes, 1832-34 and proved to be a great publishing success, even outselling Dickens. It is considered that it helped to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British Empire. £150.00 [Stock No. 24734]

MARTINEAU, HARRIET. ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3 volumes in one: No. XII. FRENCH WINES AND POLITICS. A Tale; No. XIII. THE CHARMED SEA. A Tale.; No. XVI. MESSRS VANDERPUT AND SNOEK. A Tale.  Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row. 1833.
FIRST EDITIONS. 12mo. 4 x 6 inches. [iv] + 144 pp.; [iv] + 136 pp.; [vi] + 140 pp.; Each has 2 title pages, the first also containing the series title. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good set. Binder’s stamp of Mudie on verso of first free endpaper. Bookseller’s label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2 on front pastedown.
Works of political economy under the guise of fiction, a genre pioneered by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). Regarded as a founder of sociology, she was among the first social theorist to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. Illustrations of Political Economy was published in nine volumes, 1832-34 and proved to be a great publishing success, even outselling Dickens. It is considered that it helped to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British Empire. £150.00 [Stock No. 24733]

MARTINEAU, HARRIET. ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 2 volumes in one: No. IV. DEMARARA. A Tale. Second Edition; No. V. ELLLA OF GARVELLOCH. A Tale. First Edition.  Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row. 1832.
12mo. 4 x 6 inches. vii + [i] + 143 + [1] pp. publisher’s advertisement; [viii] + 144 pp. Each has 2 title pages, the first also containing the series title. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Binder’s stamp of Mudie on verso of first free endpaper. Bookseller’s label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cros|Road, London, W.C.2 on front pastedown.
Works of political economy under the guise of fiction, a genre pioneered by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). Regarded as a founder of sociology, she was among the first social theorist to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. Illustrations of Political Economy was published in nine volumes, 1832-34 and proved to be a great publishing success, even outselling Dickens. It is considered that it helped to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British Empire. £100.00 [Stock No. 24732]

Anon, An old toxophilite pseud. The archer's guide : containing full instructions for the use of that ancient and noble instrument the bow; directions for the choice of arrows; and all information essential to the attainment of theoretical proficiency in the graceful, manly, and fashionable pastime of archery : accompanied by a sketch of the history of the long-bow, whether as a weapon of war or an instrument of amusement / by an old toxophilite ; illustrated with plates of the costume and paraphernalia, position in shooting, etc. by R. Cruikshank, Esq., member of the Brompton Club of Archers.   T. Hurst, St. Paul's Church-Yard.  1833.
First Edition 12mo 6.5 x 4 inches, xi + [1] + 178 + [2] pp. [3] leaves of plates, in this case joined to make a folding hand-coloured frontispiece. The bibliography states that the Illustrations were issued in two variants, with a single leaf frontis and two plates bound in the text, found in the paper covered boards bindings, or (as here) with the three plates joined to make a folding frontis. This variant seems to be found only in the cloth bound versions. The plates are identical in both versions.Bound in original green cloth with ‘The Archers Guide’ lettered in gilt on the upper board, extremities slightly worn very occasional foxing or finger mark in the text but a very good example complete.
On the front pase-down endpaper is a bookplate sized engraved ticket of ‘Calvert Bowyer and Fletcher to their Royal Highnesses the Dutchess of Kent and Princess Victoria 189 Fleet Street London’ within an elaborate border of Bows and Arrows, Quivers Etc. Mr Calvert presumably sold this book in has shop. The book is scarce and there only seem about 35 copies recorded in libraries worldwide. A hunt on the web found only two copies of this first edition (both imperfect - lacking a plate or plates) and Bowman in New York has a good example ($500). £350.00 [Stock No. 24729]

CITTERT, P. H. VAN. DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF MICROSCOPES IN CHARGE OF THE UTRECHT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM WITH AN INTRODUCTORY HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THE RESOLVING POWER OF THE MICROSCOPE. By P. H. Van Cittert. P. Nordhoff n.v. 1934.
8vo. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 110 pp.Illustrated by 41 text figures, including black and white photographs and by tables in text.In brown paper wrappers. Spine sunned and slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
Descriptive catalogue of the Utrecht University historical microscope collection. Pieter Hendrik van Cittert (1889-1959), Dutch physicist and historian of science, founded the University Museum Utrecht in 1928 and later became director. £40.00 [Stock No. 24727]

WEST, GEORGE. THE PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES OF PLAIN PHOTO-MICROGRAPHY. By George West Lecturer in Botany University College (St. Andrews University) Dundee. Printed for the Author by Campbell, Sons, and Co. 1916.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. x + [iv] + 145 + [1] pp. + [4] pp. advertisements.Illustrated by 8 plates, folding table, by five engraved figures and by tables in text. In green paper wrappers with black titles and advertisements inside and on rear. Deckled edges. Extremities worn. Inset: Photo-micrography by A. Werner (Extract from paper read August 13th, 1909), off print from Hull Junior Field Naturalists’ Society, plate + pp. 27-29, in plain green paper wrappers inside An Open Letter to Diatomists, George West, 1916).
A practical guide to photo-micrrography by George Stephen West (1876-1919). £20.00 [Stock No. 24726]

PARIS. PLANS . HENNEQUIN FILS. PLAN DE PARIS. Divisées en XII Mairies et 48 Quartiers Tous les, Monuments remarquables, Palais, Edifices principaux, Paroisses, Jardins publics, rues, places, ponts, quais, marchés, etc. y sont indiqués exactement, ainsi que les différens, Projets, Changemens et Embellisemens. Dessiné par Hennequin Fils, An 1818. chex Basset, Md. d’ Estampes et de la Carte Géographique Rue St. Jacques, N.6. 1818.
Engraved folding map. 32.5 x 22 inches. Includes inset map, Environs de Paris and inset Table Alphabétique, Mairies et Paroisses, Quartiers, etc. Folding map in outline colour, dissected and laid on linen, with pasted on engraved title on verso, in blue marbled folder (with pasted on engraved plan showing Magasin de Géographie), in similar slipcase (with contrasting red title label, gilt, and manuscript paper label), which has wear to extremities. A very good copy. Map seller’s paper label, Magasin de Géographie de Ch. les Simoneau Graveur, Rue de la Paix, No. 6, pasted below top left border.
Detailed street plan of the City of Paris soon after the end of the Napoleonic War. Earlier versions appeared in 1816 and 1817. Fauchet later revised the map by 1840. Catalogue des plans de Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale (1490 and 91, 1816-17). £200.00 [Stock No. 24725]

WILSON, HENRY. PATTERN AND ORNAMENT IN THE ARTS OF INDIA. With 223 colour photographs and 89 drawings. Thames and Hudson. 2011.
Tall 4to. 8.5 x 12 inches. 256 pp.Illustrated throughout by colour photographs and drawings. Decorated by colour patterned title page and verso, by chapter heading pages and by vignettes on contents page. Bound in quarter pink cloth over patterned boards.
A beautifully illustrated book on patterns, ornaments and motifs in Indian art and architecture by the photographer, artist and writer, Henry Wilson (b.1959), a specialist in Indian design. The architectural photographs focus on forts, palaces, temples, mosques and other buildings of north west India. Many of the motifs are stylised in stencil like drawings throughout the text. £20.00 [Stock No. 24724]

RUSSELL, JAMES. RAVILIOUS SUBMARINE.  The Mainstone Press. 2013.
Oblong 4to. 11.5 x 9.5 inches. 70 + [2] pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, including colour lithographs and frontispieces. Decorated by title page and end imprint page at vignettes. Patterned endpapers. Bound in quarter navy cloth over stiff pictorial boards. A fine copy.
A reproduction of the ten auto-lithographs of of the Submarine Series of artworks created by Eric Ravilious in the winter of 1940-41. It includes the artist’s preparatory drawings, and drawings and watercolours for a proposed title in the Puffin Picture Books series, which was never published. A well illustrated introductory essay by James Russell (b.1966) surveys the previous history of Ravilious as a lithographer. £25.00 [Stock No. 24723]

SCHACHT, HERMANN. CURREY, FREDERICK, edited by. THE MICROSCOPE, AND ITS APPLICATION TO VEGETABLE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. By Dr. Hermann Schacht. Edited by Frederick Currey, M.A. Second Edition. Considerably Enlarged, with Numerous Illustrations. (Highley’s Library of Science and Art. Sect. II. - Natural History). Samuel Highley, 32, Fleet Street. 1855.
12mo. 5.25 x 8 inches. xvii + [i] + 202 pp. Illustrated by 130 text figures. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt with blind stamped decorated boards. A little wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. Binder’s label of Edmonds and Remnants London on rear pastedown.
A practical guide to microscopy, translated from the German of Das Mikroskop of 1851, by Dr. Hermann Schacht (1814-64), pharmacist and botanist. The first English edition was published in 1853, the translator being Fredrick Currey (1819-81), mycologist. £20.00 [Stock No. 24722]

PRESENTATION COPY INITIALLED BY AUTHOR. BOGGIS, R. J. E. A HISTORY OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S MONASTERY, CANTERBURY. By The Reverend R. J. E. Boggis, B.D. Sub-Warden of St. Augustine’s College. Cross and Jackman. 1901.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.25 inches. [vi] + 196 pp. Illustrated by 10 plates, including frontispiece and folding plan at end. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes. Bound in original dark blue cloth, gilt, with red borders and gilt block of arms. Bevelled edges. All edges red. Hinges just starting ti crack but otherwise a very good clean copy. Presentation inscription initialled by author on second free endpaper. Loosely inserted: printed admission ticket with manuscript note.
Concise illustrated history of St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury with a list of the abbots and seven appendices. A presentation copy initialled by the author, the Reverend Robert James Edmund Boggis (b. 1863). £15.00 [Stock No. 24721]

MITFORD, JOHN. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY NEWCOME IN THE NAVY. A Poem in Four Cantos. With Notes. By John Mitford, Esq. R.N. Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row; J. Johnston, 98, Cheapside; Macreadie and Co. Edinburgh; R.Milikin, Dublin. 1819.
8vo, in fours. 6 x 9.5 inches. vii + [i] + 224 pp. + [68] pp. notes. For irregularities in pagination see Abbey.Illustrated by 20 hand coloured aquatints, including frontispiece. Decorated by tailpiece vignette.Bound in later half brown morocco over green and white patterned boards with paper spine label. All edges marbled, but faded. Scattered foxing throughout but otherwise a very good copy.
Although a poem of this title was published in 1818, under the pseudonym, Alfred Burton, with plates engraved by Rowlandson, the 1819 version is stated by COPAC to be a different poem, although also classed by it as a second edition of the first. Abbey describes it as an imitation, issued originally in eight monthly parts. John Mitford (1782-1831), of Mitford Castle, Northumberland, naval officer, poet and journalist, drew on his experience of serving in the navy, to write this long poem about the nautical adventures of a young recruit who were called ‘Johnny Newcomes’ in the navy. £300.00 [Stock No. 24720]

LIMITED EDITION. CASANOVA, GIACOMO. THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT PRINCE OF ADVENTURERS AND THE MOST INDOMITABLE OF LOVERS. A New Edition with Introduction Notes and Appendices. With two Portraits and Ten photogravures from Original Drawings by Antoine Gaymard. In Two Volumes. This Edition is printed upon laid paper of fine quality specially made for the Navarre Society and is strictly limited.  Privately Printed for the Navarre Society Limited. 1922.
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. Vol. I, [2] + xxxi + [i] + 484 pp.; Vol. II, vi + [ii] + 505 pp. Half titles in red. Title pages in red and black. Illustrated by 2 engraved portrait frontispieces and by 10 photogravure plates with tissue guards captioned in red. Bound in original buff cloth, boards with gilt borders enclosing fleur-de lys in roundels; spine with gilt borders, decorations and titles, in grey dust wrappers, with black fleur-de-lys and titles and list of Society’s publications on rear, which have slight traces of wear. Top edge gilt. Deckled edges. Uncut pages. A fine set.
A handsome edition, limited to 1000 sets of the memoirs of Giacomo Casanova (1725-98), Venetian adventurer and author, originally written in French while he worked as a librarian in Bohemia. It provides a very readable account of eighteenth century European society, Casanova having visited many different countries, including England, where he managed to spend a short time in Newgate Prison. His numerous escapades included escaping from the Venetian state prison, fighting a duel in Poland and encountering royalty, popes and cardinals, Voltaire, Mozart and Goethe. He mingled with both high and low society and seduced numerous women. Until the advent of modern editions, this Navarre Society publication, was for a long time, the only available translation of his Memoirs into English. £85.00 [Stock No. 24719]

 

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