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SIGNED BY AUTHOR. VÂSQUEZ, RAMÓN F. ALMA DE AMÉRICA. Editorial Losada, S. A.  [1941].
8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. 218 + [2] pp. Text in Spanish.Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in half navy morocco, gilt, over marbled boards with spine in compartments with raised bands and marbled endpapers, preserving original card wrappers. Small stains on endpapers and fore edge but otherwise a fine clean copy. Presentation inscription signed by author, 1948, on first free endpaper.
A discussion of Latin American civilisation and its Indian cultures. A scarce title in a handsome presentation binding with a signed inscription from the author. £100.00 [Stock No. 24890]

BIBLES IN ENGLISH. THE IMPERIAL FAMILY BIBLE. Containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the most approved copies of the Authorized Version. With Many Thousand Critical. Explanatory, and Practical Notes; also References, Readings, Chronological Tables, and Indexes. Illustrated by A Superb Series of Engravings from the Most Admired Productions of Ancient and Modern Art.  Blackie and Son, Queen Street. 1855.
Folio. 11 x 15 inches. xxiii + [v] +1358 pp. Text in double columns with two columns of notes in centre. New Testament has separate title page but pagination and register are continuous.Illustrated by 39 engraved plates, including 2 frontispieces, 2 vignette titles and family register (unused). Decorated by publisher’s device on verso of title. Bound in original black morocco, boards decorated with blind stamped and gilt borders; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some wear to extremities, crease on title page and light foxing, including some plate margins; otherwise a very good copy.
An impressively produced and well illustrated family bible. The superb set of engraved plates include nine after the painter, John Martin (1789-1854). At the front are chronological, and weights, measures and coins tables; at the end an index and dictionary. The Bible was first published in 1841 and appeared in various reprints until 1873, according to COPAC (which records no copies of this 1855 reprint). THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY VOLUME WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING £185.00 [Stock No. 24889]

WRIGHT, LEWIS. DREW, AUBREY. THE MICROSCOPE. A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK. By Lewis Wright. Enlarged and rewritten by Aubrey H. Drew.  The Religious Tract Society. 1922.
8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. 287 + [1] pp. + [4] pp. advertisements. Illustrated by 196 text figures, including colour frontispiece. Bound in original blue cloth with black titles. Some wear to extremities, including head and tail of spine and hinges starting to crack. A few stains in text, including title page, but otherwise a very good copy.
A basic text on microscopy, rewritten since its first publication in 1895. COPAC entries ascribe authorship to the Lewis Wright (1838-1905) who was the author of titles on poultry. £15.00 [Stock No. 24888]

WHITE, T. CHARTERS. THE MICROSCOPE AND HOW TO USE IT. A Handbook for Beginners revised and enlarged by T. Charters White, M.R.C.S., L.D.S., F.R.M.S. Late President of the Quekett Microscopical Club. With chapter on Marine Aquarium. Illustrated with photo-micrographs by the author. With a chapter on Staining Bacteria by Maurice Amsler.  Robert Sutton, 43 The Exchange, Southwark Street, S.E. [1907].
16mo. 5 x 7.25 inches. [xiv] + 159 pp. Illustrated by frontispiece and by engravings and photographs in text. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in navy cloth, gilt, with gilt block. Slight wear to extremities and browning of endpapers, but otherwise a very good clean copy.
The first edition of this basic guide to microscopy, by Thomas Charters White (1828-1916) was published, in 1887, under the title, A Manual of Elementary Microscopical Manipulation. £25.00 [Stock No. 24887]

PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. BECK, CONRAD. THE MICROSCOPE THEORY AND PRACTICE.  R. and J. Beck, Ltd. 69 Mortimer Street, W.1. 1938.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 264 pp.Illustrated by 217 text figures, including photographs, engravings and drawings. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt. Spine faded with some wear and small split at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy with clean interior. Inscribed by author on first free endpaper.
This volume, by Conrad Beck (b.1864) contains the information given in the writer’s two previous books on the microscope, with a considerable amount of fresh matter. The optical instrument and camera manufacturer, R. and J. Beck was founded in 1843 and traded from the Mortimer Street address. Presumably, Conrad Beck (b. 1864) was member of this family. £30.00 [Stock No. 24886]

CHEKHOV, ANTON PAVLOVICH. FELL, MARIAN, translated by. PLAYS BY ANTON TCHEKOFF. Uncle Vanya Ivanoff The Sea-Gull The Swan Song. Translated from the Russian, with an introduction by Marian Fell.  Duckworth and Co. Printed by the Scribner Press, New York.  1913.
8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. [iv] + 233 + [1] pp. + 3-19 + [1] pp. publisher’s catalogue. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Bound in brown cloth, gilt. Extremities a little worn and some foxing largely confined to edges, but otherwise a very good copy. The Times Book Club label on rear pastedown and 1935 signature on first free endpaper.
Four plays by Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), translated with an introduction by Marian Fell. It includes a chronological list of Chekhov’s principal works. £20.00 [Stock No. 24884]

LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR. STEPHENS, JAMES. COLLECTED POEMS. This is one of five hundred large paper copies printed in 1926. Macmillan and Co. Limited, St Martin’s Street. 1926.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 7 x 8.75 inches. [2] + xxii + 260 pp. Decorated by publisher’s device on verso of half title. Bound in quarter vellum over blue cloth, gilt. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities and some foxing of endpapers but otherwise a very good copy. Signed by author on limited edition imprint page.
First limited edition of the collected poems of James Stephens (1882-1950), Irish nationalist, novelist and poet, which have an autobiographical and nature theme. £60.00 [Stock No. 24883]

HYDE, H. M. THE RISE OF CASTLEREAGH. With a Foreword by The Most Hon. The Marquess of Londonderry K.G. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin’s Street. 1933.
Large 8vo. 6.25 x 9 inches. xii + [ii] + 478 + [2] pp. Illustrated by sepia portrait frontispiece and by 8 black and white plates and by folding genealogical table. Decorated by publisher’s device on verso of half title. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has darkened spine and edge tears, with publisher’s advertisements on rear. Light wear to extremities and a little foxing confined to edges; otherwise a very good copy.
An account of the rise to power of the Irish politician, Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822) until he entered Addington’s cabinet in 1802. It deals particularly with the part played by Castlereagh in the United Irish Rebellion of 1798 and the subsequent struggle for legislative union between Great Britain and Ireland. Hartford Montgomery Hyde (1907-89), who worked in army intelligence during the war, was a Northern Irish barrister, politician, Ulster Unionist MP for Belfast North (1950-59), academic, historian and biographer. £30.00 [Stock No. 24882]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR. MARTIN, STANLEY. THE ORDER OF MERIT. One Hundred Years of Matchless Honour. I. B. Tauris. 2007.
4to. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xvi + [ii] + 647 pp. Illustrated by half title vignette and by 56 text figures. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. A few marks on edges but otherwise a very good copy. Gift inscription from author on verso of half title.
An order, instituted in 1902, to recognise achievement in a wide variety of endeavour. It has chapters on the military men, scientists, artists, musicians and performers, writers, scholars, men of affairs, humanitarians and women, supplying a biographical sketch of each member. The book also considers those who turned down the offer (Kipling, Housman and Shaw) and those who should have received it. Appendices include the Statutes of the Order and a complete list of members. £25.00 [Stock No. 24880]

CHAMBERS, ROLAND. THE LAST ENGLISHMAN. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF ARTHUR RANSOME.  Faber and Faber. 2009.
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. x + 390 pp. Illustrated by 8 pages of photographic plates. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original red cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. Slight sunning to edges but otherwise a very good copy.
Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) is best known for his popular children’s stories starting with the publication of Swallows and Amazons in 1930. This biography, however,examines his life and career before 1930, concentrating on his period as a political journalist and supporter of the Russia’s new Bolshevik government. From 1917-24 he was Russian correspondent for the Daily News and Manchester Guardian and conducted a love affair with Trotsky’s private secretary: ‘No English journalist was considered more controversial, or more damaging to British security. He only narrowly escaped prosecution for treason.’ £20.00 [Stock No. 24879]

KENT. GOUGH, BENJAMIN. KENTISH LYRICS SACRED, RURAL AND MISCELLANEOUS.  Houlston and Wright, 65, Paternoster Row. 1867.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.25 inches. xii + 248 pp. Illustrated by wood engraved frontispiece of Hop pickers. Decorated by title page vignette and by head and tailpiece vignettes and initials throughout. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, with black borders enclosing block of county badge on both boards. Bevelled edges. All edges red. Extremities quite worn, but a good clean interior with only traces of spotting. Early gift inscription on first free endpaper.
A scarce collection of verse inspired by Kent by Benjamin Gough (1805-77), poet and hymn writer. It is divided into three parts, sacred, rural and miscellaneous poems. £20.00 [Stock No. 24876]

BRACEGIRDLE, BRIAN and McORMICK, JAMES B. DANCER, J. B., photographer. THE MICROSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF J. B. DANCER. With Illustrations from original Dancer negatives from the collection of A. L. E. Barron. Descriptive notes to the catalogue listings by Hilary Bracegirdle.  Science Heritage Limited. 1993.
4to. 9.25 x 12.25 inches. viii + 280 pp. Illustrated throughout by 844 sepia photographs and facsimiles. Decorated by vignettes and initials. Endpapers decorated with facsimile signatures. Illustrated throughout by 844 sepia photographs and facsimiles. Decorated by vignettes and initials. Endpapers decorated with facsimile signatures.
John Benjamin Dancer (1812-87) was a scientific instrument maker who was a pioneer of stereography and the inventor of microphotography. He moved from Liverpool to Manchester in 1841. Customers could purchase Dancer’s microphotographs to view enlarged through their microscopes. The catalogue section of this volume reproduces 512 images from the original 4 x 5 collodion-on-glass negatives. The introduction outlines Dancer’s career and reproduces facsimiles of his catalogues. £40.00 [Stock No. 24873]

PARKER, ERIC, edited by. THE LONSDALE KEEPER’S BOOK. Edited by Eric Parker and written by well-known Keepers, Game Farmers and with contributions by Frank Wallace and Eric Taverner. With sixty Illustrations. (The Lonsdale Library. Volume XXVI). Seeley Service and Co Limited. 1938.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 256 pp. Illustrated by 30 photographic plates, including frontispiece, on 23 pages of plates and by text figures.Bound in original quarter cloth over cloth boards, gilt, with gilt blocks, in pictorial dust wrapper, with pasted in photographs on front board and spine, which has wear at head and tail of spine. A little foxing, confined to edges, but otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate on first free endpaper.
A well illustrated volume in the Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games and Pastimes, edited by Eric Parker (1870-1955), Editor-in- Chief of the Field, who also wrote on sport, topography and natural history. Includes chapters on grouse moors and their management, pheasant rearing, wild duck and river keeping. The chapter on trapping and vermin includes crows, gulls and birds of prey but the gamekeeper’s role as naturalist is also considered. £25.00 [Stock No. 24869]

BRECHT, BERTOLT. HAYS, H. R., translated by. SELECTED POEMS Translation and Introduction by H. R. Hays.  Reynal and Hitchcock. 1947.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. x +179 pp. Text in German and English. Bound in original red cloth, with black titles, in dust wrapper which is chipped and torn at edges. deckled fore and lower edges. Extremities worn and boards stained but otherwise a very good copy. Small inscriptions on front pastedown and first free endpaper. 1973 presentation inscription from translator on second free endpaper.
Parallel texts in German and English of the selected poetry of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). This first translation of Brecht’s poetry into English, with an introduction, was by Hoffman Reynolds Hays (1904-80), New York playwright, poet and novelist. Hoffman was a collaborator of Brecht’s close friend, Hanns Eisler (Austrian composer, 1898-1962) and obtained manuscripts and translation rights at his suggestion in 1939, following this up by the first English translations of several of Brecht’s works. £45.00 [Stock No. 24867]

LORCA, FEDERICO GARCIA. SPENDER, STEPHEN, translated by. SELECTED POEMS OF FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA. Translated by J. L. Gili and Stephen Spender. (The New Hogarth Library. Vol. XI). The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, W.C.1. 1943.
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. 56 pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper, with red titles,which has small chips on spine and is slightly darkened; otherwise a very good copy. 1943 signature on first free endpaper.
An early selection in English of the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936), assassinated by the Nationalists in the Civil War. One of the translators was the poet, Stephen Spender (1909-95). £30.00 [Stock No. 24866]

STODDARD, LOTHROP. THE RISING TIDE OF COLOR AGAINST WHITE WORLD SUPREMACY. By Lothrop Stoddard, A.M., Ph.D. With an Introduction by Madison Grant. Chapman and Hall, Limited. Printed by the Scribner Press, New York.  1922.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. xxxii + 320 pp. Illustrated by 3 coloured folding maps. Bound in original brown cloth with paper title label on spine. Deckled fore and lower edges. Extremities worn and a little stained and occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Armourial bookplate of G. R. Clarke.
The best known work of Lothrop Stoddart (1883-1950), US historian, eugenicist and racial theorist in which he argues that history is governed primarily by race and heredity. The maps illustrate his divisions of ’The World of Color’ into white, ‘yellow, brown, black, red man’s’ lands. ‘Some of the predictions that Stoddard made in The Rising Tide of Color were accurate...They include Japan's rise as a major power; a war between Japan and the US; a second war in Europe; the overthrowing of European colonial empires in Africa and Asia; the mass migration of non-white peoples to white countries...’ (Wikipedia). Madison Grant (1865-1937 )was another proponent of scientific racism, who published The Passing of the Great Race (1916), in which he elaborated his Nordic theory, dividing European peoples into the three categories of Nordic, Alpines and Mediterraneans, a division adopted by Stoddard. The views on race of both these US authors were soon absorbed into the racialist theories developed by Nazi Germany. £45.00 [Stock No. 24865]

HUISH, ROBERT. MEMOIRS OF GEORGE THE FOURTH, Descriptive of the most Interesting Scenes of the Private and Public Life, and the Important Events of his Memorable Reign; with Characteristic Sketches of all the Celebrated Men who were his Friends and Companions as a Prince, and his Ministers and Counsellors as a Monarch. Compiled from Authentic Sources, and Documents in the King’s Library in the British Museum etc. Vols. I - II.  Printed for T. Kelly, Paternoster-Row; Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson, Newgate-Street; Jones and Co., Temple of the Muses, Finsbury-Square; and G. Virtue, Ivy-Lane. 1830.
TWO VOLUMES. Small 4to. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Vol. I, 572 pp; Vol. II, 427 pp. + [1] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 18 engraved plates, including 2 portrait frontispieces and by 2 added engraved titles, dated 1831, with vignettes. Bound in diced calf, gilt, with decorated gilt borders; spine in compartments, decorated gilt. All edges marbled. Some wear and staining of extremities, edges faded, foxing and browning and edge staining of frontispieces and engraved titles; otherwise a very good set. Binder’s labels of W. Witheys, Bookseller, Book-binder and Stationer, North Street, Bridgwater on front pastedowns. Erased signatures on first free endpapers.
Contemporary account of the life and reign of George IV by Robert Huish (1777-1850). Huish was born in Nottingham and studied and travelled abroad. He published several other royal and political biographies, on Queen Caroline, William IV, William Cobbett and Henry Hunt, but is now best remembered for his books on bees and beekeeping. £100.00 [Stock No. 24864]

RAMAGE, CRAUFURD TAIT. BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS FROM LATIN AUTHORS. Second Edition.  Edward Howell. 1869.
8vo. 4.25 x 6.25 inches. xv + [v] + 745 pp. Bound in presentation calf with gilt borders enclosing a block, labelled Schola S. Salvatoris Cond. Elizabetha Reg. 1562. Renov. Victoria Reg 1839.; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting black morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A little wear to extremities and some traces of foxing; otherwise a very good copy.
An anthology of quotations from Latin authors. It is arranged alphabetically with brief notes on the writers and, under simple subject headings, the Latin texts followed by English translations. It has comprehensive Latin and English indexes of the subject headings at the end. Ramage (1803-78), Scottish educationalist, anthologist and travel writer, graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1825 and toured in Italy. He also published similar anthologies of Greek, French and Italian, Spanish and German authors. The first edition of this title appeared in 1864. £30.00 [Stock No. 24863]

KEITH, ALEXANDER. EVIDENCE OF THE TRUTH OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, DERIVED FROM THE LITERAL FULFILMENT OF PROPHECY; Particularly as illustrated by the History of the Jews, and by the Discoveries of Recent Travellers. By the Rev. Alexander Keith, Minister of St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire. Seventh Edition. [Spine title:] KEITH’S EVIDENCE OF PROPHECY. Waugh and Innes, etc.  1831.
12mo. 4.25 x 7 inches. XII + 434 pp. Illustrated by 8 engraved plates, including frontispiece, 4 folding, including plan, and by one plan in text. Bound in half black morocco, gilt, over marbled boards; spine in compartments, decorated with gilt bands. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good copy.
The author relates the history and archaeology of the near east to the prophecies of the Bible. Alexander Keith (1791-1880) was a Church of Scotland minister, who took his DD from the University of Aberdeen in 1833. This book was based on the accounts of travellers to the region before Keith himself visited Palestine, in 1839, having been sent by the Church to inquire into the state of the Jews. He joined the Free Church of Scotland in 1843 and revisited Palestine in 1844, taking some of the earliest daguerreotype photographs. This title proved vary popular and was published in forty editions from the 1820s to the 80s. £30.00 [Stock No. 24861]

BIBLES IN ENGLISH. THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS...  Printed by Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University. 1752.
4to in eights. 7.75 x 9.5 inches. Unpaginated. Old Testament lacks M2 - M7, O and P gatherings and Q1. Separate register for Apocrypha. Separate title page and register for New Testament. Separate register for Index and Tables. Decorated by headpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in original mottled calf; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Blue marbled endpapers. A little wear to extremities, a few early page repairs and occasional foxing, stains and ink mark; otherwise a very good copy. Early inscription on second free endpaper. Two births of the Williams family, 1776-77, recorded in copperplate script on verso of New Testament title page.
A good example of a mid-eighteenth century Bible, handsomely bound. This copy lacks twenty five leaves which appear to have never been bound in. These are from the book of Joshua, the entire short book of Ruth and the books of Judges and 1 Samuel. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. £135.00 [Stock No. 24856]

 

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