FITZGERALD, Edward (Trans), Mabel Eardley-Wilmot (Illus). RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM.
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co., 1912.
First Edition Thus. 4to. 8 x 10 inches, xx +  pp.Illustrated with thirty-eight tipped-in Photogravures by Mabel Eardley-Wilmot. Bound in original publisher's decorative cream buckram, lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Spine lightly faded, but a very good example.
The photographs were specially taken for this edition, and each verse has a specially designed initial letter by W. G. Johnson. A fine edition with most evocative photographs. £110.00 [Stock No. 24196]
OMAR KHAYYAM. FITZGERALD, EDWARD, translated by. POGANY, WILLY, illustrated by. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. PRESENTED BY WILLY POGÁNY.
G. Harrap and Co. Ltd. 1930.
8vo. 7.75 x 10.25 inches. 176 pp. Illustrated by 12 tipped in colour plates by Pogány and 46 Persian inspired vignettes printed in black and gold set in black and white illustrations. Bound in original publisher's deluxe, full brown crushed large grain levant morocco, spine lettered and decorated gilt with gilt title. Front board finely tooled with elaborate Persian motif top edge gilt, a very good copy of this lovely book. Old gift inscription on first free endpaper dated 1930.
Probably Pogany’s most successful book and one of the best of all illustrated editions of the Rubaiyat. Celebrated translation from the Persian of Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), poet and astronomer made by Edward Fitzgerald (1809-83). This quarto edition illustrated by Willy Pogány was published first in 1909, for this edition the plates and design of the book has been redrawn with superb new colour plates in a handsome binding. £300.00 [Stock No. 24195]
DULAC, EDMUND illustrates. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
And Other Fairy Tales, From the Old French. Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. Hodder and Stoughton, London. No date but c 1920.
Quarto, 8.75 x 11 inches,30 coloured plates with tissue guards.Bound in the original red/brown buckram in imitation of leather with gilt titles to spine and upper board, surrounded on upper board by an elaborate gilt decoration. Ownership signature in ink on verso of front free endpaper. In this edition the letter press was produced on rather poor quality resulting in this being foxed throughout,however the plates were printed on art paper and are unaffected.
A very good example of Dulac’s superb illustrations. £250.00 [Stock No. 24194]
POTTER, BEATRIX. THE TALE OF MRS TIGGY-WINKLE
Frederick Warne and Co. 1905.
First edition, 12mo. 5.6 X 4.25 inches. 86 pp. Buff publishers boards with white lettering and colour onlay to the upper cover.Colour frontis and colour plates throughout by the author.A good example, Small chips from the head and tail of spine, and a crack about an inch long to the hinge of the upper board, contents fine, old ownership inscription on half title, small booksellers ticket on rear paste-down endpaper.
A slightly used example. £400.00 [Stock No. 24193]
POTTER, BEATRIX. THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND
Frederick Warne and Co. 1913.
First edition, 12mo. 5.6 X 4.25 inches. 94 pp. Dull red publishers boards with white lettering and colour onlay to the upper cover.Colour frontis and colour plates throughout by the author.A good example, covers and contents fine, old ownership inscription on half title dated Christmas 1913.
A very slightly used example. £400.00 [Stock No. 24191]
POTTER, BEATRIX. THE TALE OF TOM KITTEN
Frederick Warne and Co. 1907.
First edition, 12mo. 5.6 X 4.25 inches. 86 pp. Buff publishers boards with white lettering and colour onlay to the upper cover.Colour frontis and colour plates throughout by the author.A good example, rear cover hinge has an inch log crack but is firm and contents fine, old ownership inscription on half title dated 1907, small booksellers ticket on rear paste-down endpaper.
A very slightly used example. £450.00 [Stock No. 24190]
POTTER, BEATRIX. THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER
Frederick Warne and Co. 1903.
First edition, First trade issue. 12mo. 5.6 X 4.25 inches. 86 pp. Maroon publishers boards with white lettering and colour onlay to the upper cover. Identical pictorial endpapers.Colour frontis and colour plates throughout by the author. A very good copy with only very slight rubbing to extremities, spine slightly faded, old ownership inscription on half title dated Christmas 1904.
First trade edition, first impression, published in October 1903 with a single-page pictorial endpaper repeated four times at front and rear, in later issues these were changed. £850.00 [Stock No. 24188]
FIRST EDITION DELUXE ISSUE.
POTTER, BEATRIX. THE TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY
Frederick Warne and Co. 1904.
First edition, deluxe issue. 12mo. 5.6 X 4.25 inches. 86 pp. Blue moiré cloth with gilt stamped decoration and colour onlay to the upper cover. Pictorial endpapers. All edges gilt.Colour frontis and colour plates throughout by the author.A very good copy of this rare issue, the upper cover has some very faint water marks and some very slight loss of gilt, however this is a fine example of the rare deluxe issue.
In 1904 Warne asked Beatrix Potter to provide a design for a deluxe edition of her new book, and a small number were produced in a fine, silk moiré cloth, the page edges gilded and the design to the covers embossed in gilt. These deluxe copies sold at the higher price of 1/6-, rather than the usual 1/- for the standard paper covered copies. £2,750.00 [Stock No. 24187]
FOLKESTONE NELSONS’ PICTORIAL GUIDE-BOOKS. FOLKESTONE AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD.
T. Nelson and Sons, London: . 1865.
Oblong view book 4 x 6½, inches, enclosing 24 pp. of descriptive letter press and a fine pictorial frontispiece and 11 fine lithographic and engraved tinted views one of which is a double page panoramic view.Bound in original green cloth with gilt lettering and black blocking. A very good example.
Nice view book with descriptive text, the views are :- Folkestone Harbour from the land end of the east pier, (frontispiece); Bathing Establishment; Pavilion Hotel; Priory Terrace, &c; Royal Terrace; Folkestone from the East Cliff; Eastwell Bay; Viaduct S.E. Railway; The Warren and Dover Cliffs; Sandgate Near Folkestone; Folkestone from the sea (double page panoramic view). £250.00 [Stock No. 24186]
HUGO, VICTOR. LES FEUILLES D’ AUTOMNE.
(Œuvres Complètes de Victor Hugo. Poésie). J. Hetzel Librairie - Éditeur, 18, Rue Jacob. [n.d. but c. 1888].
8vo. 4.75 x 7 inches.  + 254 +  pp. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in red quarter red morocco, gilt over marbled boards; spine with raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Extremities a little worn and blank second free endpaper removed; otherwise a very good copy.
A collection of poetry by Victor Hugo, first published 1831 and here reprinted as part of the author’s collected works by J. Hetzel. £25.00 [Stock No. 24182]
[BERNARD, FRANÇOIS]. UZANNE, OCTAVE, edited by. LA GAZETTE DE CYTHÈRE.
Publiée par Octave Uzanne. Avec notice historique. A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Éditeur, 7, Rue Saint-Benoit. 1881.
Large 8vo. 7 x 10.5 inches.  + xi + [i] + 284 +  pp. Title page in red and black. Illustrated by tinted engraved frontispiece and vignette text engraving at the front. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece engraving, by initials and by colophon at end.Bound in half morocco over marbled boards, gilt; spine with raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. The original paper wrappers including decorated front wrapper and publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper, are included. Spine sunned, extremities a little worn and foxing in the second half of the book; otherwise a very good copy.
The original La Gazette de Cythère was a collection of erotic tales in French of 1774-75, alleged to have translated from the English and purporting to be published in London. It is generally attributed to François Bernard and may have been printed in the Netherlands. At the end it includes the Histoire de Mademoiselle Brion dite Comtesse de Launay. This 1881 version includes an historical and bibliographical account of the original work by the editor, Octave Uzanne (1851-1931), a famous bibliophile, writer, publisher and journalist, whose research included eighteenth century authors. £75.00 [Stock No. 24181]
O' BENNT [pseud., i.e.] BONNET, EDOUARD. LES COUDES SUR LA TABLE
Contes savoureux agrémentés de douze dessins de Mac-Adam et d’une préface d’ Armand Sylvestre. chez Henry Kristemaeckers, éditeur 65, rue des Palais, 65. .
8vo. 5 x 7.25 inches. 300 pp. Preface in violet.Illustrated by 12 vignette drawings. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes and by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in brown 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, and publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper, are included. A fine copy.
Written by Édouard Bonnet under the pseudonym, O’ Bennt, little is known of the author of these erotic short stories. £75.00 [Stock No. 24176]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]