SADE. MARQUIS DE. ALINE ET VALCOUR OU LE ROMAN PHILOSOPHIQUE
Écrit à la Bastille, un an avant la Révolution de France. Tomes Première à Quatrième. J.-J. Gay, Libraire-Éditeur. 1883.
FOUR VOLUMES. 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. Tome Premier, xii + [iii] + 272 pp; Tome Deuxième, [iv] + 361 pp.; Tome Troisième, [iv] + 437 pp.; Tome Quatrième, [iv] + 309 pp. Title pages in red and black. Illustrated by 16 engraved plates, including frontispiece. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes and initials (in red on title page and preliminaries of Tome I). Bound in buff half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles. Marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. Binding contemporary with publication. The original paper wrappers, with titles in red and publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper are included. A few stains on lower edge of Tome II, but otherwise a fine clean set.
Aline et Valcour was written while the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) while imprisoned in the Bastille a year before the Revolution and first published, 1793-95. It is an epistolary novel written in the form of seventy letters and contrasts a brutal African kingdom with a South Pacific island paradise led by a philosopher king. A handsomely bound four volume set with beautiful endpapers. £200.00 [Stock No. 24175]
FRENCH TRANSLATION OF FANNY HILL.
CLELAND, JOHN LES SERAILS DE LONDRES OU LES AMUSEMENTS NOCTURNES
contenant Les scènes qui y sont journellement représentées, les Portraits et la Descrirption des Courtisanes les plus célèbres, et les Caractères de ceux qui les Fréquentent. Traduit de l’ Anglais.
Sur l’ imprimé de Paris, chez Barba (1801). Chez Henry Kristemaeckers, Éditeur. .
8vo, in sixteens. 5 x 7.25 inches. xv + [i] + 249 pp. +  +  pp.Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes and initials and by printer’s colophon. Bound in brown half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Binding contemporary with publication. The original paper wrappers, with title in red and publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper are included. Spine sunned but otherwise a fine clean copy.
This French translation of Fanny Hill (more often rendered in French as La Fille de Joie) was first published in Paris in 1801. This Belgian edition is dated to 1880. The novelist John Cleland (1709-89) published Fanny Hill in 1748-49 before it was soon banned. An attractively bound volume. £60.00 [Stock No. 24174]
MENDÈS, CATULLE. MONSTRES PARISIENS.
Par Catulle Mendès.
Tome I et II. [Ten parts bound in two volumes]. Chez tous les Librairies. 1883.
TWO VOLUMES. 16mo, in fours. 4 x 5.5 inches. Tomes I and II, both [iv] + 242 pp. Each part has separate half title and title page (these are undated after Part VI) but register and pagination are continuous. Text in French.Illustrated by 10 engraved plates as frontispieces to each part. The original colour pictorial front wrappers and rear wrappers with advertisements are bound in each part. Decorated by title page and head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in brown half morocco over marbled boards; spines in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles. Marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. Deckled edges. Binding contemporary with date of publication. Light wear to extremities but otherwise a very good clean set.
Contents: I La Pénitente. - La Sœur aînêe. La Dame seule.
II Les Protectrices. - La nouvelle Mariée George et Nonotte.
III La Femme de chambre.- Anne de Cadour. La Demoiselle noire.
IV L’amant de sa femme. - L’Ogresse. La Fille Garçon
V Léa. - Les faux Amants. - Blanche de Caldelis.
VI Le vicomte Cyrille. - La baronne de Trèfle. Les Infaillibles.
VII Les Étrangères. - Le Marquis de Viane Madame de Rosavène.
VIII L’Imitatrice. - L’Honnête amant. Celle qui ne pleure pas.
IX Les Résignées. - Le Manageur de rêve. Madame de Fleurence.
X Le Lâche. _ Les Ingénus. La Tueuse d’écho.
Erotic short stories charged with a theme of cruelty and monstrous behaviour: ‘Avec ses Monstres Parisiens, Catulle Mendès propose une Comédie Humaine miniaturisée dans laquelle il évoque une société contemporaine selon lui à son déclin. Chaos, discordance, dualité règnent en maître’ (Paris Libris).
Catulle Mendès (1841-1909) was a French writer of plays, poetry, novels and critical works. The work first appeared in book form in 1882 and was republished in several subsequent editions. A handsomely bound set. £100.00 [Stock No. 24173]
DELUXE PUBLISHER’S BINDING.
MILL, JAMES. THE HISTORY OF BRITISH INDIA. VOLUMES I - IX.
Fourth Edition, with notes and introduction by Horace Hayman Wilson, M.A., F.R.S. James Madden, 8. Leadenhall Street, and George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden. 1848.
NINE VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, iv + xliii + [i] + 532 pp.; Vol. II, [vi] + 527 +  pp.; Vol. III, viii + 650 pp.; Vol. IV, viii + 582 pp.; Vol. V, vii + [i] + 640 pp.; Vol. VI, viii + 683 pp + [i] + 70 pp. index; Vol. VII, vii + [i] + 608 pp.; Vol. VIII, xvi + 611 +  pp.; Vol. IX, xvi + 592 +  pp. + 24 pp. index. Illustrated by folding maps, Vols. I and III, the latter in colour. Bound in original half brown morocco with gilt borders, over marbled boards; spine decorated with palm trees surmounted by British lion, gilt. Endpapers and all edges marbled. Map, Vol. I, neatly repaired. Some wear to extremities (with slight cracking of lower front joints, vol. VIII) , occasional traces of foxing and margin stains; otherwise a very good clean set. Stamp of Student Interpreters Library Pekin. on title pages.
The most comprehensive edition of the influential history of India by the philosophical radical and political economist, James Mill (1773-1836), the father of John Stuart Mill. Mill compiled his history from 1806-1817, when it was first published in three volumes. Although he had never visited the subcontinent, nor knew any Indian languages, its impact helped Mill to secure a profitable post with the East India Company in London. The work, largely contained within a chronological narrative structure, is highly critical of aspects of the culture of India as well as individual British rulers. This edition includes three additional volumes by the orientalist, Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860), updating it from 1805-1835. A very attractively bound set. £750.00 [Stock No. 24172]
MILL, JAMES. ELEMENTS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY.
Third Edition, revised and corrected. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. 1826.
8vo. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. viii + 304 pp. Bound in original half brown morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments, decorated gilt with contrasting maroon morocco title labels, gilt. Endpapers and all edges marbled. A little wear to extremities, occasional traces of foxing and small lower margin stains, not affecting text; otherwise a very good clean copy. Binder’s label of White 24 Pall Mall on second free endpaper. Stamp of Student Interpreters Library Pekin. on title page.
An influential study of political economy by the philosophical radical, James Mill (1773-1836), the father of John Stuart Mill. Mill was influenced by the views of Bentham and Ricardo. A scarce title, handsomely bound. £350.00 [Stock No. 24171]
DAY, LAL BEHARI. FOLK-TALES OF BENGAL.
By the Rev. Lal Behari Day. With 32 illustrations in colour by Warwick Goble. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin’s Street. 1912.
FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large 8vo. 7.5 x 10.5 inches. xiv + 273 +  pp. +  pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 32 colour plates, including frontispiece by Warwick Goble, with letterpress title guards (NB these are lacking for plates at pages one and 210).Bound in original maroon cloth, decorated gilt. All edges red. Lacks first free endpaper, slight wear to extremities and occasional light foxing but otherwise a very good copy.
Lal Behari Day (1826-94) was a Bengali who converted to Christianity. From 1855-67 he was a missionary and Free Church of Scotland Minister and from 1867-89 was a professor of English at two government colleges. The first edition of his Bengali folk tales was published in 1883. £150.00 [Stock No. 24169]
DE LA MARE, WALTER. ARDIZZONE, EDWARD, illustrated by. STORIES FROM THE BIBLE
Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square. 1961.
FIRST ARDIZZONE EDITION. 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 420 pp. Illustrated throughout by Ardizzone drawings in pen and ink, including title page vignette. Bound in original pictorial boards in matching dust wrapper which has slight wear and chips at head of spine. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a very good copy.
Stories from the Bible, retold by Walter de la Mare (1873-1956), was first published by Faber in 1929. The stories are all derived from The Old Testament. This is the first edition to be Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone (1900-79). £60.00 [Stock No. 24168]
KAPP, EDMOND X. PERSONALITIES.
Twenty-Four Drawings by Edmond X. Kapp.
Ordinary Edition. Nos. 51 to 500 are bound in paper boards. No. 167. Martin Secker. 1919.
Folio. 10.25 x 13 inches. [xiii] + 24 pp. letterpress captions to plates +  pp. reviews and colophon (total 64 pages).Illustrated by 24 tipped in portrait plates protected by tissue guards with captions opposite.Bound in original decorative paper boards with black titles in dust wrapper which has darkened edges and edge tears and chips, including at head and tail of spine. Front top corner bumped but otherwise a very good copy. 1940 gift inscription on first free endpaper.
A selection of drawings exhibited by the artist at The Little Art Rooms, Duke Street, Adelphi, May-June 1919. The subjects of these twenty four portrait drawings include George Bernard Shaw, Augustus John, Jacob Epstein, Edward Elgar and Vaughan-Williams. Edmond Xavier Kapp (1890-1978), portrait painter, draughtsman and caricaturist, was educated at Cambridge and after service on the Western Front and study abroad he had several solo exhibitions. He carried out several war artist commissions in the Second World War. £45.00 [Stock No. 24167]
INCLUDES LETTER SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
CURWEN PRESS. SIMON, OLIVER. PRINTER AND PLAYGROUND AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square. 1956.
Tall 8vo. xiii +  + 156 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece, 4 collotype plates and throughout by 37 text figures, some in red and green and including facsimiles. Bound in original cloth gilt, in decorative dust wrapper which is a little chipped and worn, especially at head and tail of spine. Some browning of endpapers but otherwise a very good copy. Loosely inserted are correspondence to and from the author, including his signature, and newspaper cuttings, including reviews of this title, etc.
The first part of this book was printed in the journal Signature. Oliver Simon (1895-1956) was an accomplished book designer and typographer who became director of the Curwen Press, originally established in 1863. The Press was associated with many famous artists and graphic designers of the day, including John Piper, Paul Nash and Edward Bawden. It went into receivership in 1984 but was revived again in 2011. £35.00 [Stock No. 24166]
HOPKINS. G. H. E. ROTHSCHILD, MIRIAM. AN ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE ROTHSCHILD COLLECTION OF FLEAS (SIPHONAPTERA) IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY).
With keys and short descriptions for the identification of families, genera, species and subspecies of the Order. By G. H. E. Hopkins and Miriam Rothschild.
Volume III Hystrichopsyllidae (Acedestiinae, Anomiopsyllinae, Hystrichopsyllinae, Neopsyllinae, Rhadinopsyllinae and Stenoponiiae). Printed by order of The Trustees of the British Museum. 1962.
Large 4to. 8.75 x 11.25 inches. viii + [ii] + 559 +  pp.Illustrated by folding map and ten photographic plates at end and by 1049 text figures. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. A very good copy.
Vol. III only. The seven volume catalogue of the Rothschild Collection of Fleas was published 1953-1987. Miriam Rothschild (1908- 2005) was a leading expert on fleas and the collection in the Natural History Museum was begun by her father,Nathaniel, banker and entomologist Nathaniel Charles Rothschild (1877-1923). £40.00 [Stock No. 24165]
ESIN, EMEL. DOGANBEY, HALUK, illustrated by. MECCA THE BLESSED MADINAH THE RADIANT.
Text Emel Esin. Photographs by Haluk Doganbey. Elek Books, Fourteen Great James Street, WC1. 1963.
4to. 8.25 x 11 inches. 222 pp. Illustrated throughout by frontispiece and by 112 full page colour and black and white photographs, by maps and by figures in text. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original decorative white cloth with titles in brown in pictorial dust wrapper which has slight wear to head and tail of spine. Edges a little sunned but otherwise a very good copy.
A well illustrated account of the development of Islam and Islamic art, including the two holy cities and the Hijaz shrines and historical sites. Emel Esin (1914-87) was a Turkish writer on Islamic art and culture. £25.00 [Stock No. 24163]
NEEDHAM, JOSEPH. CLERKS AND CRAFTSMEN IN CHINA AND THE WEST.
Lectures and Addresses on the History of Science and Technology. By Joseph Needham. Based largely on collaborative work with Wang Lin, Lu Gwei-Djen and Ho Ping-Yü. At The University Press. 1970.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. xix + [i] + 469 pp. + .Illustrated by 40 plates, one folding chart and by 99 text figures. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has a little edge wear and slight damage and ink mark on inside front flap. Ink Chinese character on first free endpaper; otherwise a very good copy.
‘By-product’ essays arising from the author’s Science and Civilisation in China project (commenced 1954 and still ongoing after twenty seven volumes). These lectures, addresses and previously printed journal articles cover such topics as East and West cultural contact and transmission, astronomy and meteorology, metallurgy, engineering (including the steam engine), nautical technology, alchemy, chemistry, pharmacy and medicine. Joseph Needham (1900-95) originally a biochemist changed his research orientation to China after three Chinese scientists came to Cambridge in 1937. One of them Lu Gwei-Djen (1904-91), a contributor to this volume, taught him Chinese and later became his wife after a long relationship. £30.00 [Stock No. 24162]
LABRADOR. GRENFELL, WILFRED T. VIKINGS OF TO-DAY OR LIFE AND MEDICAL WORK AMONG THE FISHERMEN OF LABRADOR.
Illustrated from original photographs. Fleming H. Revell Company. 1895.
8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. xvi + 240 pp. Illustrated by 28 black and white photographs, including frontispiece and several whole page. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt with gilt block on front board. Deckled edges. Extremities a little worn and rear hinges starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy.
US edition of the work published in London in the same year. Account of the land and life of the people of Labrador by a medical missionary. The author, later Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865-1940), joined the Royal National Mission to Deep-Sea Fishermen in 1877 and arrived in Newfoundland in 1892 to improve the life and conditions of the coastal inhabitants, especially the fishermen. £75.00 [Stock No. 24161]
GILES, HERBERT A. A CHINESE ENGLISH- DICTIONARY.
By Herbert A. Giles, H.B.M. Consul at Ningpo. Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly; Shanghai, Hong Kong, Yokohama, and Singapore: Kelly and Walsh, Limited. 1892.
FIRST EDITION. Folio. 10 x 12.25 inches. xlvi + 1415 +  pp. Main text in Mandarin and English.Bound in China in half black morocco over cloth, gilt; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated with gilt line. Patterned endpapers. Extremities worn, title page a little stained and small tears and chips on edges of pp. xliii - xliv not affecting legibility of text; otherwise a very good clean copy. Binders label of Peiyang Press, Tientsin on front pastedown and stamps of Military Attache, H.B.M. Legation Peking Jul. 1933 on edges, endpapers, title page and in text.
The dictionary, arranged in the English alphabetical order of romanised Chinese characters or phrases, is preceeded by a philological essay. It includes 10,859 separate characters in the body of the text and a collection of abbreviated or shorthand characters. At the end are lists of family names, of the dynasties, topographical names, sections on the calendar and numerical systems and a list of radicals followed by the radical index. The sinologist, Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) served as a British diplomat in China, 1867-92. He was Professor of Chinese at the University of Cambridge, 1897-1932, succeeding Thomas Wade and modified his method of the romanisation of Chinese characters to produce the widely used Wade-Giles System. Some of Giles’ numerous publications on China and Chinese, including translations, are listed on p. iv. A second edition of the dictionary appeared in 1912. This copy was probably rebound in the 1930s when it was acquired by the British Legation in Peking. A scarce title.
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AXE, J. WORTLEY THE HORSE: ITS TREATMENT IN HEALTH AND DISEASE.
With a Complete Guide to Breeding, Training and Management. Edited by Prof. J. Wortley Axe, M.R.C.V.S. 9 Divisional Volumes. The Gresham Publishing Company. 1905 -.
NINE VOLUMES. Large 4to. 7.75 x 10.75 inches. Vol. I, xviii + 164 pp. ; Vol. II, x + 165-344 pp; Vol. III, x + 345-512 pp. + 8 pp.; Vol. IV, xii + 160 pp.; Vol. V, xiv + 161-320 pp.; Vol. VI, xiv + 321-491 pp.; Vol. VII, x + 188 pp.; Vol. VIII, xii + 191-412 pp.; Vol. IX, x + 413-610 pp. Vols. I, III and VI - IX all have 8 pages of publisher’s advertisements at end. Title pages in red and black. Illustrated by 37 colour plates, including 9 frontispieces, 76 black and white plates, 5 folding pedigrees, 2 colour exploded diagrams on endpapers of Vols. III and VI, with letterpress keys, and by 669 engraved figures in text. Some plates folding or have accompanying letterpress text Lacks two sections of hoof diagrams, III B and IV B, Vol. VI, and one folding pedigree, Vol. I, 110-111. Bound in original green decorative cloth, gilt, designed by Talwin Morris, who was art director for Gresham. Morris was a member of the Glasgow School alongside Rennie Mackintosh and Jessie M. King. A little wear to extremities and a few small tears and traces of foxing; otherwise a very good, clean copy.
Copiously illustrated study of the horse, its anatomy, breeds, history, housing and veterinary care by Professor John Wortley Axe (1841-1909) of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Royal Veterinary College. The chapter on equine locomotion includes a selection of the Muybridge photographs depicting the motion of horses.
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£50.00 [Stock No. 24159]
HEINECCIUS JOHANN GOTTLIEB. JUSTINIAN. ANTIQVITATVM ROMANARVM IVRISPRVDENTIAM ILLVSTRANTIVM SYNTAGMA SECUNDVM INSTITVTIONVM IVSTINIANI DIGESTVM
In qvo mvlta ivris romani atqve avctorvm vetervm loca explicantvr atqve illvstantrtvr. Editio quarta auctior et emendatior. Sumptibus Io Reinholdi Dvlsseckeri [Johann Reinhold Dulsecker] 1734.
8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. [xxx] + 562 + 386 pp. +  pp. index. Separate half title, pagination and register for Pars II. Title page in red and black. Text in Latin.Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Lacks the engraved frontispiece.Bound in original vellum. All edges red. Extremities a little worn. Occasional foxing and a water stain on on side margin of early pages; otherwise a very good copy. Early ownership inscription at foot of front pastedown.
The Institutes were a codification of Roman law by the great Byzantine emperor, Justinian I (527-565) and became very influential in the west after they were first printed in 1468. This version of the Institutes was edited by Johann Gottlieb Heineccius (1681-1741), Professor of Philosophy and Jurisprudence at the University of Halle. It was first published in this city in 1718 and appeared in numerous later editions in Frankfurt, Basel, Geneva and Utrecht as well as Strasbourg. According to COPAC this 1734 edition is also held by the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge and Aberdeen. £60.00 [Stock No. 24158]
KENT. LAWSON, TERENCE and KILLINGRAY, DAVID, edited by. AN HISTORICAL ATLAS OF KENT.
Sponsored by The Kent Archaeological Society. Phillimore. 2004.
Oblong 4to. 11.5 x 8.5 inches. x + 214 pp. Title page in green and black. Illustrated throughout, largely by maps in green and black. Map endpapers with accompanying text. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original green pictorial laminated boards. A very good copy.
A comprehensive cartographical history of the county of Kent in eighty five sections from geology, relief and coastlines and the earliest habitations to the Channel Tunnel and Rail Link. £20.00 [Stock No. 24156]
SIGNED BY SPEAKER.
GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS. THE NEW CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER AN ACCOUNT OF THE OPENING CEREMONY 26 OCTOBER 1950.
[Cover title:] THE OPENING OF THE NEW CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS 1950.
Folio. 9.75 x 14.75 inches. [ii] + 72 +  pp. Title and section headings and initials in green.Illustrated by 4 pages of collotype photographs at end. In green paper wrappers with gilt title on front and gilt Commons logo on rear boards. Slight fraying of edges but otherwise a very good copy. Signed by D. Clifton Brown Speaker on first free endpaper.
The four sections of this account are the destruction of the former Chamber on 11 May 1941, the quitting of the Lords’ Chamber, the opening of the new Chamber and the proceedings in Westminster Hall. The Appendix lists the Commonwealth and colonial gifts to the new House and is followed by photographs of the ceremonies and the gifts. £30.00 [Stock No. 24155]
JAPAN OPTICAL AND PRECISION INSTRUMENTS MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION. GUIDE BOOK OF JAPANESE OPTICAL AND PRECISION INSTRUMENTS.
Compiled by: Japan Optical and Precision Instruments Manufacturers’ Association. Supervised by : Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Japan optical and Precision Instruments Manufacturers’ Association. 1959.
4to. 8.5 x 12 inches. 138 pp. (includes 28 pp. advertisements at end). Illustrated throughout in black and white with some headings in colour and colour frontispiece.Bound in original pink cloth with black titles. A very good copy. Inscription on front pastedown.
Japanese optical industry export catalogue which includes still and cine cameras, lenses and projectors, microscopes, surveying instruments, telescopes and binoculars and other optical instruments. At the end is a section of trade marks and a list of the member companies followed by advertisement pages. £30.00 [Stock No. 24154]
BLEIER, RUTH. THE HYPOTHALAMUS OF THE CAT.
A Cytoarchitectonic Atlas in the Horsley-Clarke Co-ordinate System. By Ruth Bleier, M.D. The Johns Hopkins Press. 1961.
Folio. 11.25 x 14.5 inches. [x] + 109 pp. Illustrated by 30 plates and by text figures. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is chipped and torn at edges with some repairs at the top. Extremities worn but a good clean interior. Lewis’s Lending Library, London label pasted on top of front board extending inside on to front pastedown.
The aim of this atlas is to provide a cytoarchitectonic description of the hypothalamus of the cat. Photomicrographs of sections cut in the frontal, sagittal and horizontal planes are oriented in the Horsley-Clarke co-ordinate system to facilitate the experimental approach to the various cell groupings. £80.00 [Stock No. 24153]