FÉNÉLON, FRANÇOIS DE SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE. FABLES DE FÉNÉLON, EDITION ORNÉE DE FIGURES.
Chez Ledentu Libraire, Quai des Augustins, No 31. 1809.
12mo. 3.5 x 5.5 inches. 196 pp. Text in French. Illustrated by engraved title and 7 engraved plates. Bound in half black morocco over marbled boards. A little wear to extremities and scattered foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Gift inscription to Eleanor D. Partridge, 1826 on front pastedown, 1948 signature on first free endpaper.
An attractive early nineteenth century edition of the Fables of François Fénélon (1651-1715), theologian and writer, who served as Archbishop of Cambrai, 1695-1715. The Fables were originally composed for the education of the Duke of Burgundy (eldest son of the Dauphin), to whom Fénélon was tutor. He is best known for his Adventures of Telemachus, an attack on the divine right absolute monarchy, as exemplified by Louis XIV. £20.00 [Stock No. 24935]
PHILPOTT H. E. attributed to. KENTISH CHURCHYARD MEMORIALS.
With: ARCHIBALD, J. ENGLISH CHURCHYARD MEMORIALS THROUGH THE CENTURIES (London: Mineral Publications Ltd., Salisbury Square House, E.C.4, . 8vo. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. 24 pp. +  pp. advertisements, with 4 pp. advertisements at front. Illustrated by black and white photographs. In paper wrappers, which are a little sunned and stained. Loosely inset 2 cuttings: Searching for Scratch Dials, by W. Oliver, from The Sign and Nineteenth-Century Headstones. [1930s].
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. 8vo. 6.25 x 9 inches.  pp. introductory information and index, typescript and manuscript + 52 leaves , 49 of photographs and 3 blank. Illustrated by 70 sepia photographic prints with index nos. and dates in manuscript. Bound in green ‘East-Light’ Springback Portfolio, with blind stamped lozenge decoration on boards. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Loosely inset: 2 typescript pages of epitaphs and one cyclostyled page attached to envelope, addressed to Mr. H. E. Phelporth, 17 Buckland Ave, Dover, postmark, Bury, Lancs., 30 July 1948.; Folkestone Natural History Society 1947-1948 notice with ink manuscript notes on verso; torn paper scrap with ink and pencil manuscript notes; small strip of photographic paper, with notes on verso; 2 photographic prints of headstones, with captions, one in postcard format; 2 small photographic prints, one sepia with caption, in small manilla envelope.
Photograph album of Kent churchyard memorials considered to be worthy of recording by the compiler. It is likely that the album should be attributed to Henry Edmund Philpott of Dover on the basis of the envelope addressed to him, and as the headstones illustrated are all within a part of East Kent, readily accessible from Dover. The accompanying pamphlet by J. Archibald also includes examples from the Weald. A valuable record as it is likely that some of these headstones may no longer be in existence and all would certainly have endured another eighty or so years of weathering. £65.00 [Stock No. 24934]
ARIOSTO, LUDOVICO. L' ORLANDO FURIOSO E LE SATIRE DI LUDOVICO ARIOSTO
Con note di diverse per diligenza e studio di Antonio Buttura. Tomo Primo - Secondo - Terzo - Quarto.
(I Quattro Poeti Italiani. Tomo Quinto - Tomo Otavo). Presso Lefèvre, Rue de L’ Éperon, No 6. 1836.
FOUR VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. Tomo Primo,  + xxvi + [ii] + 474 pp.; Tomo Secondo, [iv[ + 488 pp.; Tomo Terzo, [iv] + 475 pp.; Tomo Quarto, [iv] + 496 pp. Text in Italian. Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece to Tomo Primo. Decorated by title page vignettes. Bound in original half vellum over marbled boards; spines with contrasting morocco title labels, gilt. All edges red. A little wear to the extremities and some scattered foxing but otherwise a very good set. Bookseller’s label of W. J. Smith, 43, North Street, Brighton.
The romance epic, Orlando Furioso (1516) was the most famous work of the Italian poet, Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533), who is credited with the first coining of the term, humanism. The verse drama describes the exploits of Charlemagne and Orlando (Roland) as they fight the Saracens, with numerous diversions and subplots. This Paris edition, which also includes Ariosto’s seven satires, provides variant readings to the text and notes. Orlando Furioso has influenced many later writers, including Spenser and Shakespeare. The editor, Antonio Buttura, or Antoine Buttura, (1770-1832) was an Italian writer from the Veneto who settled in France. A handsomely bound set.
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WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. THE POEMS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.
A New Edition.
[Engraved title: THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. 1847]. Edward Moxon and Co., Dover Street. 1865.
Large 8vo. 6.75 x 10 inches. xxiv + 704 pp. Text in double columns.Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved title with vignette of Rydal Mount.Bound in original textured brown morocco, gilt, boards with blind stamped panels enclosing armourial gilt block (Munificentia Hulmiana); spine in compartments. Inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Spine darkened, light wear to extremities and a little foxing, largely confined to preliminaries.
Edward Moxon (1801-58) was Wordsworth’s publisher from 1835, bringing out a multi-volume edition of the collected works from 1836-37. The first one volume edition appears to have been published in 1847, according to the evidence of the engraved title of this copy. The inscription, Munificentia Hulmiana, part of the arms stamped on the boards, probably refers to the Hulme Bequest of the charity of William Hulme (c.1631-1691), a Lancashire lawyer and landowner, who established a trust to benefit scholars of his college of Brasenose, Oxford, later used to establish schools in the Manchester area. £65.00 [Stock No. 24918]
BYRON, LORD. THE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.
Collected and arranged, with illustrative Notes by Thomas Moore, Lord Jeffrey, Sir Walter Scott, Bishop Heber, Samuel Rogers, Professor Wilson, J. G. Lockhart, George Ellis, Thomas Campbell, Rev. H. H. Milman., etc.
[Engraved title: BYRON’S WORKS COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME, 1846]. John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1847.
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. viii + 827 +  pp. including 1 pp. publisher’s advertisements. Text in double columns with borders. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece, by engraved title with vignette of Newstead Abbey, engraved dedication to Sir Robert Peel and by 4 pages of facsimiles of Lord Byron's handwriting. Bound in maroon morocco, gilt, with elaborately tooled panels; spine in decorated compartments with raised bands. Bevelled edges. All edges gauffered, gilt. Slight wear to extremities and a little foxing confined to preliminaries; otherwise a fine clean copy. 1849 inscription on first free endpaper.
Handsomely bound edition of Byron’s complete works, first published in one volume in 1837. £85.00 [Stock No. 24917]
SMOLLETT, TOBIAS. CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE, illustrated by. ROSCOE, THOMAS, edited by. THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF TOBIAS SMOLLETT,
complete in one Volume, with Memoir of the Author, By Thomas Roscoe. New edition, illustrated by George Cruikshank. Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden. 1853.
Thick 8vo. 6 x 9.5 inches. xl + 966+  pp. Text in double columns. Illustrated by 21 plates, including portrait frontispiece, facsimile and 19 engravings by George Cruikshank.Bound in original half red morocco, gilt, over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. Marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Extremities worn and some foxing of plates, largely confined to margins; otherwise a very good copy.
Multi-volume editions of the works of Tobias Smollett began to appear after 1790 but the earliest one volume edition, published by Bohn with the nineteen illustrations by Cruikshank, did not appear until 1840. The editor, Thomas Roscoe (1791-1871), born in Liverpool, was an author and translator, who also edited the works of Fielding and Swift for Bohn. £85.00 [Stock No. 24916]
COCKS, CH. et FERET, ED. BORDEAUX ET SES VINS. CLASSÉS PAR ORDRE DE MÉRITE.
Dixième édition, revue et augmentéé. Enrichie de plus de 900 vues de chateaux vinicoles. Feret et Fils, Éditeurs, 9, rue de Grassi. 1929.
8vo, in sixteens. 5 x 7.25 inches.  pp. advertisements + xiv + 1292 pp., including 4 pp. advertisements at end. Text in French.Illustrated by 2 coloured folding maps and throughout by photographs and engravings in text. Bound in original red cloth with black titles and advertisement on rear boards; recased with new endpapers, using original spine. Extremities a little worn, edges and margins browned, some embrittlement of edges of preliminaries and a few small tears in front advertisements, with one neat repair; otherwise a very good copy. 1932 signature at top of first advertisement page.
Tenth edition of a classic reference work on the wines and vineyards of Bordeaux. The English writer, Charles Cocks (1812-54) had moved to Bordeaux in 1840 and published Bordeaux, its wines and the claret country in London, 1846. Michel-Édouard Feret of the Feret publishing house, founded in 1812, had suggested its publication to Cocks and in 1850 issued a French translation, considered as the first edition of ‘Bordeaux et ses Vins’. An augmented second edition was published by Feret in 1868 and new editions still appear, the latest being the nineteenth, in 2014. £120.00 [Stock No. 24914]
THE METHODIST MISSIONARY LIBRARY. TELFORD, JOHN, edited by. THE LIBRARY OF METHODIST BIOGRAPHY.
Contents: l. M’ CULLAGH., [n.d. c.1906]. (no. 2). (1770-1839).
2. STEPHENSON, T. BOWMAN. WILLIAM ARTHUR. A Brief Biography. 126 pp.+  pp. Portrait frontispiece. . (also no. 5 in the Methodist Missionary Library). (1819-1901).
3. NETTLETON, JOSEPH. JOHN HUNT. Pioneer Missionary and Saint. 124 pp. + 4 pp. publisher’s advertisements. Portrait frontispiece. . (also no. 2 in The Methodist Missionary Library). (1812-48).
4. BARBER, W. T. A. DAVID HILL. An Apostle to the Chinese. 128 pp. Portrait frontispiece. [c.1906].(also no. 1 in The Methodist Missionary Library). (1840-96). (Barber, William Theodore Aquila, 1858-1945).
THE METHODIST MISSIONARY LIBRARY.
5. COPPIN, TERRY. JOHN MARTIN. Pioneer Missionary, Hero and Saint. Second Edition. 1913. 127 +  pp. Portrait frontispiece. (1817-1908). First published 1910.
6. HILL, J. K. SYDNEY RUPERT HODGE. The ‘Beloved Physician.’ 128 pp. . Portrait frontispiece. . (1858-1907). (Hill, Joseph Kimber, 1867-1952).
7. ALLAN, C. WILFRID. CHU AND LO. Two Chinese Pastors. 126 +  pp. Portrait frontispiece. . (also no. 3 in The Methodist Missionary Library). Chu, Shao Ngan, 1836-1899; Lo, Yu Shan, 1862-1903).
8. CLAYTON, G. A. METHODISM IN CENTRAL CHINA. 128 pp. . (Clayton, George Alfred, 1870-1947).
9. HALLIGEY, J. T. F., F.R.G.S. METHODISM IN WEST AFRICA. A Story of Heroism. 128 pp. . (Halligey, George Alfred, 1845-1924).
10. ADAMS, HENRY. METHODISM IN THE WEST INDIES. 128 pp. . (Adams, Henry, 1848-1927)
11. MOSCROP, THOMAS and RESTARICK, ARTHUR E. CEYLON AND METHODISM. . 128 pp. Folding map frontispiece. (Moscrop, Thomas G., 1860-1920; Restarick, Arthur, E. 1861-1931).
12. BURNET, AMOS. A MISSION TO THE TRANSVAAL. . With map. 127 +  pp. Folding map frontispiece. (Burnet, Amos, 1857-1926). [1-8], Charles H. Kelly, 2 Castle St., City Rd., and 26 Paternoster Row, E.C. [9-12]; [9-12], Robert Culley, 25-35 City Road, and 26 Paternoster Row, E.C. 1906-08. 1913..
TWELVE VOLUMES IN CASE. Small 8vo. 3.5 x 6.25 inches. Pagination varies from 124-128 pp. as detailed above. 1-7 have portrait frontispieces; 11-12 have folding map frontispieces. Bound in original blue cloth with gilt blocks on front boards and spines. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing. Hinges starting to crack on 3; otherwise a very good set, complete in presentation oak bookcase, stamped WE[?]MS 1813-1913.
The twelve volumes are part of two series published by the (Wesleyan) Methodist Missionary Society and housed in a handsome oak presentation book case. The contents are partly biographical and partly regional studies of Methodist missionary activities.
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GOODSALL, R.H. THE ARUN AND WESTERN ROTHER.
First edition 196 pp. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. With photographic illustrations.Original cloth in dust wrapper. A very good copy.
Goodsall’s popular and well-informed work. £12.00 [Stock No. 24909]
SMITH, KENNETH G. V., edited by. INSECTS AND OTHER ARTHROPODS OF MEDICAL IMPORTANCE.
Edited by Kenneth G. V. Smith. With contributions by T. Clay [and 15 others].
With 12 plates (2 coloured) and 217 text figures.
(Publications. British Museum (Natural History). No. 720). The Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). 1973.
4to. 8.25 x 11.25 inches. xiv + 561 pp. Errata slip tipped in. Illustrated by 2 colour plates, including frontispiece, 12 black and white plates and by 217 text figures, including maps.Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has small, repaired tear on top edge. A fine copy.
A definitive survey and identification guide to insects and other arthropods of importance in human medicine, which replaces an earlier work. It covers disease vectors such as mosquitoes and house flies, and venomous stinging and biting insects and arthropods, such as scorpions and spiders. £15.00 [Stock No. 24906]
UNKNOWN TO SCHOLARS.
COOPER, THOMAS SIDNEY. THE HOP GROUND. Drawn from Nature and on stone by T. S. Cooper.
FOUR LITHOGRAPHS FROM COOPER’S SERIES OF SIX PLATES. They are Plate 1 HOP - PICKING; Plate 2 HOP - PICKING PL 2; HOP - PICKING PL 4; Plate 5 THE TALLY MAN. Published by Chas. Tilt 86 Fleet Street. Printed by A Ducote’s Lithog., 70 St. Martin’s Lane. 1833.
4 Lithographs in original Hand-colouring - heightened with Gum Arabic. Each 14 x 10.6 inches including margins. The image size is 12 x 8.25. Approximately (each image differs slightly in size but but by no more than half an inch and often less). Each plate is Titled with the series title on the top margin ‘The Hop - Ground’ and numbered in the top right-hand corner.
All have the same publisher’s imprint, and artist and printer identification, and have another title in the lower margin as detailed above. Plates one and two are signed within the plate and dated 1833.The plates are in very good condition, with only faint marginal foxing. They have been mounted on to a thicker paper at some point (only the very edge of the plates have been glued down) presumably for framing, and this has protected them well.
A very rare series of plates, Westwood states in his exhaustive survey of Cooper’s work ‘This series is known from just two plates in the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings’. The plates they have are plates 4 and 6, therefore plates 1, 2 and 5 above are unknown to scholars. Westwood reproduces a watercolour, held in the Towneley Art Gallery, Burnley, which he thinks is related to this series, and indeed he is correct; this is the original for plate one of the series. £2,000.00 [Stock No. 24905]
AYERS, GWENDOLINE M. ENGLAND'S FIRST STATE HOSPITALS AND THE METROPOLITAN ASYLUMS BOARD 1867-1930.
(Publications of the Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, Historical Monograph Series, No.19). Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine. 1971.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. xxv + [iii] + 370 pp. Illustrated by (pages of plates, including portrait frontispiece and two maps and by 9 charts and tables in text, with additionally 36 charts, graphs and tables in Appendices II- IV. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in dust wrapper, which has a few small stains and slight wear at head and tail of spine. All corners bumped but otherwise a very good copy.
This study of the antecedents of the Welfare State, surveys the causes and outcome of the state’s initial incursion into the field of institutional medical care. It concentrates on the history of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, England’s first regional hospital authority. The four appendices include six documents numerous statistical tables, etc. £12.00 [Stock No. 24904]
POLO, MARCO. YULE, HENRY, edited by. THE BOOK OF SER MARCO POLO, THE VENETIAN, CONCERNING THE KINGDOMS AND MARVELS OF THE EAST.
Newly translated and edited, with notes, maps, and other illustrations.
In Two Volumes. Second Edition, revised, with the addition of new matter and many new illustrations. John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1875.
TWO VOLUMES. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Vol. I, xl + [ii] + 444 pp.; Vol. II, xxi = [i] + 606 pp.Illustrated by 33 lithograph and chromolithograph plates, including additional portrait frontispiece (Vol. I moved from p. 76), 2 frontispieces, 2 illuminated titles, facsimiles, maps and plans, some folding and some coloured and by 134 wood engravings in text, many whole page. Bound in original dark blue cloth, gilt, with gilt blocks in centre of front boards. Bevelled edges. Extremities a little worn and occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good set. Stamps of H.B.M. Embassy Library, Peking and inscriptions of Student Interpreters’ Library and a few additional signatures; Public Service stamps on title pages.
An extensively illustrated translation of the text of the eastern journey of Marco Polo (1254-1323) from Venice to China and back, 1271-1295 (Book of Marvels of the World). It contains a detailed introduction and eleven appendices, including genealogies and bibliographies. The first edition was published in 1871 and a further revision in 1903. Although the authenticity of the travels has been subsequently disputed, the current balance of opinion is that the narrative does supply details that could only have come from someone who was present in China. Sir Henry Yule (1820-89) was a Scottish orientalist who served in India with the Bengal Engineers from 1840. He retired in 1862 and returned to Europe to continue his research career, being a joint author of Hobson-Jobson, the famous Anglo-Indian dictionary. A copy from the British Embassy Library at Peking. £175.00 [Stock No. 24902]
HORSFALL, JOHN. THE WILD GEESE ARE FLIGHTING.
The Roundwood Press Limited. 1976.
8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xvi + 182 pp. Illustrated by folding colour frontispiece, by 12 pages of black and white photographic plates and by 3 full page maps in text.Bound in original green cloth, gilt with contrasting black title label, gilt in pictorial price clopped dust wrapper, which has sunned spine. Light wear to extremities and a little fore edge foxing, but otherwise a very good copy.
An account of D Company, Royal Irish Fusiliers during the Tunisian Campaign, 1942-43. Lt. Col. John H. C. Horsfall (1915-2006) later served in Italy, including the Battle of Cassino. He retired from the army in 1946, returning to the family business at Hay Mill, Birmingham. £30.00 [Stock No. 24900]
WAKSMAN, SELMAN A. MY LIFE WITH THE MICROBES.
Simon and Schuster. 1954.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. xii + 364 +  pp.Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Decorated by vignette on second free endpaper.Bound in original quarter red cloth over blue boards with author’s initials on front; spine in compartments with contrasting titles, gilt, in dust wrapper, which is stained and worn along edges. Deckled edges. Top edge blue. A little wear to extremities and foxing of fore edge, but otherwise a very good copy. Pictorial bookplate.
The autobiography of Selman Abraham Waksman (1888-1973), biochemist and microbiologist. Born in Ukraine he emigrated to the USA in 1910 and was a member of Faculty at Rutgers University for four decades. A pioneer of Antibiotics he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1952 for his work in the discovery of streptomycin. This title was published in the UK in 1958. £15.00 [Stock No. 24898]
FOWLER’S FAMILY BIBLE OWNED MY MEDLICOTTS OF HYSSINGTON.
BIBLES IN ENGLISH. FOWLER, JOHN. THE CHRISTIAN'S COMPLETE FAMILY BIBLE; 0R, UNIVERSAL LIBRARY OF DIVINE KNOWLEDGE;
Containing the Whole of the Sacred Texts of the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha at Large; Illustrated with Practical Notes and Observations from the most eminent Divines. To which is added A General Index. A Chronological Index of Transactions from Adam to the Time of our Blessed Saviour. A full Explanation of the Proper Names in the Scriptures, with their Signification. A Geographical Index of Places mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. A short Account of the Apostles and their Successors. A Table of Jewish Months, Weeks, Days, etc. A Table of Scripture Weights, Measures, Money, etc. And other Necessary and Important Matters. The whole adorned with Fifty-five Superb Embellishments, Designed and executed by Artists of the first Estimation, solely for this Work. Printed and published by John Fowler, and to be had of his agents in most of the large towns in Great Britain. 1809.
Folio. 10.75 x 17 inches. Unpaginated.  pp. Apocrypha has separate register, New Testament continues that of Old Testament. Apocrypha has separate half title and New Testament, separate title page. Text in double columns.Illustrated by 55 engraved plates, including frontispiece, all inscribed Fowler’s Family Bible. Decorated by tailpiece vignettes. Bound in original reversed calf with decorative panels on boards; spine in compartments with raised bands and contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Extremities worn and some water staining at front, including plate margins. Occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Family register of Medlicott of Hyssington, 1835-85 in manuscript on recto of New Testament frontispiece.
Large family bible printed and published by John Fowler of Ormskirk. It first appeared in 1807 and was reprinted again in 1810. It was owned by the Welsh border Medlicott family, of Hyssington, Powys. The ten numbered entries in the family register all record ‘ Christmas at Hyssington.’ Entry no. 9 is for George Henry Hyssington (1847-1933).
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MACDONALD, GEORGE. LEWIS, C. S. PHANTASTES AND LILITH.
By George Macdonald. With an Introduction by C. S. Lewis. Victor Gollancz Ltd 1962.
FIRST EDITION thus. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. 420 pp.
‘It must be more than thirty years ago that I bought...the Everyman edition of Phantastes. A few hours later I knew that I had Crossed a great frontier’ (C. S. Lewis in his Introduction). George Macdonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish congregational minister and author of numerous novels. These titles were the first(Phantastes, 1858) and last (Lilith, 1895) of his Fantasy series, which proved to be influential for later writers, including not only C. S. Lewis but also J. R. R. Tolkien. Of these novels Macdonald stated: I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.’ £25.00 [Stock No. 24894]
REYNOLDS, SIR JOSHUA. BEECHY, HENRY WILLIAM, edited by. THE LITERARY WORKS OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS,
First President of the Royal Academy. To which is prefixed A Memoir of the Author; with Remarks on his Professional Character, illustrative of his Principles and Practice. By Henry William Beechy. In Two Volumes. New and Improved Edition. George Bell, and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden. 1876 (Vol. II 1874).
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 4.75 x 7.25 inches. Vol. I, viii + 463 pp.; Vol. II, [iv] + 495 +  pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece (Vol. I).Bound in presentation full red morocco, front boards with gilt borders and block enclosing inscription, Science and Art Department Queen’s Prize for Art, repeated in blind stamping on rear board; spines in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine set. Sheffield Sch. of Art Queen’s Prize certificates to Lydia H. Habershon for success in the National Art Competition 1877, on front pastedowns.
This standard collection of the literary works of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92), edited by Henry William Beechy (1788/89-1862), explorer and painter, was first published by Cadell in 1835 and again by Bohn in 1852. Volume I contains a Memoir of Reynolds and his Discourses, I - VIII. Volume II concludes with Discourses IX - XV. The latter includes the Journey to Flanders and Holland, The Art of Painting, By C. A. Du Fresnoy (1611-65) and the Chronological List of Painters, compiled by Thomas Gray (1716-71). This handsomely bound set was awarded to Lydia Harmar Habershon (1854-1940), who was born in Rotherham and attended the Sheffield School of Art. The Science and Art Department used the title as a standard Queen’s Prize in the National Art Competition in this period. £75.00 [Stock No. 24893]
CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA, PRINCESS OF WALES. LETTERS OF THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE 1811-1817.
Edited by A. Aspinall. Home and Van Thal. 1949.
Large 8vo. 8 x 10.75 inches. xxiii + [i] + 254 pp. Illustrated by 41 black and white plates, including frontispiece, and by folding genealogical table.Bound in original black cloth, gilt. Slight wear to extremities and light spotting of fore edge, but otherwise a very good copy. 1949 inscription on first free endpaper.
Selections from the letters of Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales (1796-1817), daughter of George, Prince of Wales, Later Prince Regent and George IV and Caroline of Brunswick. The Princess was the consort of Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg (1790-1865), later King of the Belgians. Many of the letters are written to Miss Mercer Elphinstone, her friend and confidante. The work is well illustrated by portraits and caricatures and a few views of palaces, etc. Arthur Aspinall (1901-72) was a Yorkshire born historian who graduated from the University of Manchester in 1919. He was Lecturer from 1931, and subsequently Professor of Modern History, 1947-65, at the University of Reading. Aspinall specialised in editing the political correspondence of this period, including the letters of George IV. £30.00 [Stock No. 24892]
SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY .
DUNNE, J. W. AN EXPERIMENT WITH TIME.
Second Edition. A. and C. Black, Ltd., 4, 5 and 6 Soho Square, W1. 1929.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. vii + [i] + 213 +  +  pp. review notices of first edition. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. Signed inscription from author at head of title.
The author examines precognitive dreams, based on his own experience, and attempts to develop a theory of tome from them. Four sequels followed. John William Dunne (1875-1949) was an Irish born aircraft designer and philosopher. The first publication of An Experiment with Time (1927) influenced the work of numerous authors, including Tolkien and H. G. Wells. This second edition includes Dunne’s additions and corrections. £125.00 [Stock No. 24891]