BATES, H. E. and BARKER, CAROL, illustrated by. ACHILLES AND DIANA.
Dennis Dobson. 1963.
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 9 x 11.5 inches. Unpaginated.  pp.Illustrated throughout in colour by Carol Barker, including frontispiece and vignettes. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in pictorial stiff card with black titles, in matching pictorial, price clipped dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine and top edge and head of spine wear with some chips. Otherwise a very good clean copy.
The artist and illustrator, Carol Barker (b.1938), painted the pictures to the earlier title, Achilles the Donkey (1962) and a story to them was then written by H. E. Bates (1905-74). For this second title, Bates wrote the story first , which was then illustrated by Carol Barker, later known for her London Transport posters. A third Achilles book followed in 1964. £85.00 [Stock No. 25155]
LAST BLACK LETTER EDITION OF CHAUCER’S WORKS.
CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. SPEGHT, THOMAS, edited by. THE VVORKS OF OUR ANCIENT, LEARNED, AND EXCELLENT ENGLISH POET, JEFFREY CHAUCER:
As they have lately been Compar’d with the best Manuscripts; and several things added, never before in Print. To which is adjoyn’d, The Story of the Siege of Thebes, by John Lidgate, Monk of Bury. Together with The Life of Chaucer, shewing His Countrey, Parentage, Education, Marriage, Children, Revenues, Service,Reward, Friends, Books, Death. Also a Table, wherein the Old and Obscure Words in Chaucer are explained, and such Words (which are many) that either are, by Nature or Derivation, Arabick, Greek, Latine, Italian, French, Dutch, or Saxon, mark’d with particular Notes for the better understanding their Original. Printed in the Year, 1687.
Folio, in fours. 8.5 x 13 inches.  + 660 +  pp. Main text in black letter in double columns.Illustrated by engraved Gower portrait frontispiece, with genealogical tables and coats of arms and by 2 armourial wood engravings in preliminaries. Decorated by headpiece vignette. Bound in early panelled calf, rebacked; spine in compartments with raised bands, with contrasting maroon title labels, gilt. All edges red. Extremities worn, top edge darkened, scattered foxing and other traces of mellowing through age. Small ink stain on lower edge of frontispiece and missing section on lower corner of 2R4 with slight loss of text; otherwise a very good crisp copy. Early signature at head of title.
The last black letter edition of Chaucer, substantially reprinted from the editions of 1598 and 1602, with the addition of the rediscovered endings to the Cook’s and Squire’s tales given in the advertisement on the final page. The dedication to Sir Robert Cecil, Principal Secretary to Queen Elizabeth, is signed Tho. Speght and the text of a letter to Speght from Francis Beaumont and verses by Francis Thynne, an additional editor of the 1602 edition, are added. The Life of Chaucer is followed by an earlier dedication to Henry VIII. The Works include The Canterbury Tales, The Romaunt of the Rose, Troilus and Cresseide, The Legend of Good Women, The House of Fame, The Testament of Love, etc. and various miscellaneous works, some of which material is now known to be spuriously attributed to Chaucer. At the end is The Story of the Siege of Thebes, by John Lidgate (1370?-1451?) with a glossary of ‘old and obscure’ and ‘hard’ words in Chaucer. Thomas Speght (-1621), a schoolmaster, produced his first edition of Chaucer’s Works in 1598, with the letter of Francis Beaumont (-1624) of Leicestershire, which justifies Chaucer’s use of language ‘somewhat too broad and plain’ and his ‘Incivility’ and ‘undecent Speeches.’ For his second edition of 1602, Speght sought the assistance of Francis Thynne (1545?-1608), whose father had published an edition of Chaucer in 1532. (hence presumably the inclusion of the dedication to Henry VIII). £3,000.00 [Stock No. 25154]
ARDIZZONE, EDWARD. JOHNNY THE CLOCKMAKER.
Oxford University Press. 1960.
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 7.75 x 10.25 inches.  pp. Illustrated by Ardizzone’s watercolours, including title page vignette, and pen drawings.Pictorial stiff card boards with Ardizzone drawing on front. Extremities slightly worn but otherwise a very good copy. Childish inscription on rear board.
Children’s picture book written and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone (1900-79), in a similar format to his ‘Tim’ series of books. £100.00 [Stock No. 25153]
GRAHAME, KENNETH. BRANSOM, PAUL, illustrated by. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.
Illustrated by Paul Bransom. Seventh Edition. Methuen and Co. Ltd. 36 Essex Street W.C. 1913.
FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION THUS. 8vo. 6.25 x 7.5 inches. vi + 302 pp. Illustrated by 11 plates, including frontispiece and 10 in colour and by title page vignette. Pictorial front endpaper. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with block of same vignette on front board. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities and scattered light foxing of margin, but otherwise a very good copy. Signature on first free endpaper.
The Wind in the Willows was first published by Methuen in 1908. and this is the seventh edition but the first to be illustrated by Paul Bransom (1885-1979), US painter and animal illustrator. £85.00 [Stock No. 25149]
GURNEY, JOSEPH JOHN. A WINTER IN THE WEST INDIES,
Described in Familiar Letters to Henry Clay, of Kentucky. By John Joseph Gurney. John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1840.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xvi + 282 +  pp. + 8 + 4 pp. publisher’s catalogues. Illustrated by 2 plates, including frontispiece.Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped decorated borders on boards. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities, including head and tail of spine, which is slightly sunned; otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller’s label of G. A. Poynder, next to General Post Office, Reading on rear pastedown. Early signature on first free endpaper.
Account of a visit to the Leeward Islands, Jamaica and Cuba, by the abolitionist and campaigner for the emancipation of slaves by Joseph John Gurney (1788-1847), published in the form of letters to Henry Clay of Kentucky (1777-1852). Gurney was a well-known Quaker and banker from Norwich. He was the brother of Elizabeth (Gurney) Fry, the famous social and prison reformer, and also the brother-in-law, via his sister Hannah, of the well-known anti-slavery crusader, Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1845), to whom the prefatory letter is addressed. £200.00 [Stock No. 25145]
ROBINSON, H. B. MEMOIRS OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS PICTON, G.C.B. ETC.
Including his Correspondence, from Originals in Possession of his Family, etc.
Second Edition revised, with Additions. In Two Volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. 1836.
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xx + 406 pp.; Vol. II, xi + [i] + 471 pp.Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Bound in half red morocco over maroon cloth; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting green title labels, gilt. Marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Spines and board edges sunned and scattered foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Signature Ducie on title pages.
The life of Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) based on his papers by Heaton Bowstead Robinson (1805-87). In the earlier part of his career, Picton was accused, while Governor of Trinidad (1797-1803), of allowing torture to be used to extract a confession from a young free mulatto woman, Luisa Calderon, a suspect in a case of theft. He argued that this was permissible under Spanish law, applicable in the island, which had been captured from Spain in 1797, and had become a British Colony. Picton was found guilty in the first trial in 1806 but in the retrial of 1808 the verdict was reversed (see chapters III-XII and letters in appendices, I-V)). Picton subsequently went on to have a distinguished military career in the Peninsula, before becoming the most senior British officer to fall at Waterloo. A copy from the library of either the the 1st Earl of Ducie (1766-1840), a title created in 1837, or the 2nd Earl (1802-53). £200.00 [Stock No. 25143]
DALY, MARCUS. BIG GAME HUNTING AND ADVENTURE 1897 - 1936.
Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin’s Street. .
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. xi + [i] + 322 +  pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 8 black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with gilt block on front board. A little wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
During a long shooting career in Africa, the author laid waste a great number of game, including elephants, lions, buffalo, rhinoceros and gorillas. He also describes his travels including ‘Trouble with the French’ in the Congo. At the end are chapters on equipment and shooting, the ancient ruins of Rhodesia and the seasonal or sand rivers of Africa. A scarce title. £120.00 [Stock No. 25132]
WAUGH, EVELYN. THE ORDEAL OF GILBERT PINFOLD.
A Conversation Piece. Chapman and Hall. 1957.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. vii + [i] + 184 pp. Bound in original dark blue cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine with a few chips at head. Top edge blue. A very good copy.
Waugh’s penultimate full length novel is largely based on his own experiences. It is an account of the hallucinations caused by bromide intoxication while his protagonist undergoes a sea voyage. £85.00 [Stock No. 25128]
FIRST EDITIONS IN DUST WRAPPERS.WAUGH, EVELYN. SWORD OF HONOUR TRILOGY.
[Contents:] MEN AT ARMS (1952).
OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN (1955).
UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER (1955).
A Novel by Evelyn Waugh. Chapman and Hall. 1952;1955;1961.
THREE VOLUMES. FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. Men at Arms, v + [i] + 314 pp; Officers and Gentlemen, [x] + 335 pp.; Unconditional Surrender, [viii] + 311 pp. Bound in original dark blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrappers (Men at Arms’ price clipped, spine sunned and chipped at head and tail; Officers and Gentlemen, spine slightly sunned and chipped at head and tail; Unconditional Surrender, spine slightly sunned). Top edges blue, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender, some sunning; otherwise a very good set.
Evelyn Waugh’s portrait of regimental life in the British army, by means of the war service of his hero, Guy Crouchback, heir of an aristocratic Roman Catholic family. The overseas settings reflect Waugh’s own experiences on the Dakar expedition, in Crete and Yugoslavia. £350.00 [Stock No. 25127]
FREE, JOHN B. and BUTLER, COLIN G. BUMBLEBEES.
By John B. Free M.A., PH.D and Colin G. Butler M.A., PH.D., F.R.P.S. Bee Department Rothamsted Experimental Station. With two appendices by Ian H. H. Yarrow M.A., PH.D. Entomology Department British Museum (Natural History). Illustrated with 46 photographs by Colin G. Butler.
(The New Naturalist. 40). Collins, St James Place. 1959.
FIRST EDITION. xiv + 208 pp. +  pp. publisher’s advertisement.Illustrated by colour frontispiece, by 24 black and white photographic plates and by 3 text figures. Decorated by series device on title page.Bound in original green cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise very good copy.
When Bumblebees was first published it was the definitive handbook to the British species and an original and classic contribution to our knowledge of the instincts and habits of social insects. Colin Gasking Butler (1913-2016) was the British entomologist who first isolated the ‘queen substance’ pheromone. John Brand Free (1917-2006) was a colleague of Butler at Rothamsted and the author of a number of works on insects and bees. As the print run was comparatively low, this title is, ‘consequently scarce and holds a fabled position within the series’ (Bernhard and Loe). £125.00 [Stock No. 25123]
PHILLIPS, C. A. and CANE, R. CLAUDE. THE SPORTING SPANIEL.
‘Our Dogs’ Publishing Co. Ltd., 10, Gore Street, Piccadilly. 1906.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. [x] + 146 pp. Illustrated by 28 black and white plates, by sepia frontispiece and by folding table. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with coloured block on front board. Some light foxing and browning, but otherwise a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of Myles C. Radford and another signature on verso of first free endpaper.
The book covers the origins of the sporting spaniel and field trials, with individual chapters devoted to eight different breeds, including Water, Springer, Cocker and Clumber spaniels. £60.00 [Stock No. 25122]
TEMPLE, SIR WILLIAM, 1st. Baronet. SWIFT, JONATHAN, edited by. THE WORKS OF SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE, BART. IN FOUR VOLUMES.
To which is prefixed The Life and Character of the Author. Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, L. Hunter, W. Gordon, J. Yale, and C. Wright; and for A. Stalker, at Glasgow. 1754.
8vo, in fours. 5 x 8 inches. Vol. I, xxxix + [i] + 488 pp.; Vol. II, [vi] + 493 pp.; Vol. III, 533 pp.; Vol. IV, vi + 623 pp. Additional half titles, including Letters Written by Sir William Temple . . and Published by Jonathan Swift (Vols. III-IV), but pagination and register continuous. Letters written in French, Spanish and Latin have English translation in double columns.Bound in original calf; spines in compartments with raised bands decorated gilt, with contrasting morocco title labels, gilt. All edges red, darkened on top edges. Small lower margin tears, Vol. I, Y3-4, not affecting text. Extremities a little worn and occasional foxing; otherwise a very good crisp set. Armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Craik, Bt., P.C., K.C.B.
Sir William Temple (1628–99) was an English diplomat and author. Jonathan Swift was his secretary for various periods after 1689 and helped to prepare his letters and memoirs for publication. Temple's essay, on Ancient and Modern Learning (1690), precipitated the famous ‘ancients versus moderns’ controversy, which caused Swift to write The Battle of the Books (1697). Temple's style in his personal essays was long considered a model of balanced and polished prose. Vol. I contains his Observations upon the United Provinces of the Netherlands and his Memoirs of the European War, 1672-79. Vol. II has the three parts of his Miscellanea, including essays on Northern Europe in 1671, on Gardening, on the Cure of the Gout, on Health and Long Life and the Essay upon Ancient and Modern Learning. Vols. III-IV print the letters written by and to Temple, including to Charles II and the Prince of Orange and the ministers of state of Europe. Vol. IV concludes with Temple’s An Introduction to the History of England. The first edition, in folio, was published in 1720. This set is from the Library of Sir Henry Craik, 1st baronet (1846-1927), Scottish Unionist politician.
THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET 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. £200.00 [Stock No. 25118]
OWEN, HAROLD. JOURNEY FROM OBSCURITY. WILFRED OWEN 1893 - 1918. MEMOIRS OF THE OWEN FAMILY.
I. CHILDHOOD; II. YOUTH; III. WAR. In 3 Vols. Oxford University Press. 1963-65.
THREE VOLUMES. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xiii + [i] + 274 pp.; Vol. II, ix + [i] + 292 pp.; Vol. III, xi + [i] + 263 pp. Illustrated by 25 pages of black and white plates, including 3 frontispieces. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, with contrasting black title labels, gilt, on spines, in dust wrappers, which have light edge wear (Vols. I-II, spines faded; Vol. II price clipped). A little foxing, confined to edges but otherwise a very good set.
First edition of the three volume biography of the soldier poet, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), which is also the autobiography of his younger brother, Harold (1897-1971) , who served as a naval officer during the First World War.
THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET 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. £85.00 [Stock No. 25116]
RUNCIMAN, STEVEN. A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES. 3 VOLS.
VOLUME I, THE FIRST CRUSADE and the Foundation of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
VOLUME II, THE KINGDOM OF JERUSALEM and the Frankish East 1100-1187.
VOLUME III, THE KINGDOM OF ACRE and the Later Crusades. At The University Press. 1951-54.
THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xiii + [i] + 376 +  pp.; Vol. II, xi + [i] + 522 +  pp.; Vol. III, xi + [i] + 529 +  pp. Title pages in red and black.Illustrated by 33 black and white plates, including 3 frontispieces, 15 maps in text, including some whole page and some in red and black (Vol. I only), one folding map and one folding genealogical table (Appendix III). Decorated by publisher’s devices, in red, on title pages. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in dust wrappers, with a little edge wear. (Vol. I spine sunned and chipped).
First edition of the classic three volume narrative history of the Crusades by Sir Steven Runciman (1903-2000), also renowned as a Byzantine scholar. Runciman, educated at Eton and Cambridge, also served in Sofia, Cairo, Istanbul and Athens, before returning to England in 1947 to work as an independent scholar.
THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET 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. £85.00 [Stock No. 25115]
FULLARTON, WILLIAM. A View of the English Interests in India; and an Account of the Military Operations in the Southern Parts of the Peninsula, during the Campaigns of 1782, 1783, and 1784. In two Letters; Addressed to the Right Honourable the Earl of *********, and to Lord Macartney and the Select Committee of Fort St. George. The Second Edition.
T. Cadell; Edinburgh, W. Creech, 1787.
8vo., 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Contemporary tree calf gilt, red morocco label. Folding engraved plate of the Order of Battle of the British Forces in the Southern Provinces of India in 1783 bound at the rear.
FULLARTON, William.[1754-1808] raised his own regiment which was despatched to the Cape only to see their design on the Dutch colony foiled by prior arrival of French reinforcements. Redirected to India, they joined the campaign against Haidar Ali. He was gazetted a colonel in the army of the HEIC, and in 1782 suppressed the Kollars of Madura and captured Karur and Dindigul. In May 1783 he assumed general command of forces in the southernmost part of the Carnatic, invading Mysore and taking Dharapuram, Palghat, and Coimbatore. Further feats of arms were forestalled by the peace patched up with Tipu, who had succeeded his father, Haidar. Throughout the campaign Fullarton showed high abilities; James Mill praised him as the first British commander to look after his commissariat and organize intelligence. On his return home he published the present work in support of his attempt to recoup the £20,000 he claimed to have spent in India, after some ten years he succeeded in getting back nearly £16,000. He went on to become Governor of Trinidad before returning to his native Fife in Scotland.
£650.00 [Stock No. 25109]
JUDICIAL MURDER AND SORCERY IN TRINIDAD.
FULLERTON, WILLIAM. [A LETTER] TO FIELD MARTIAL H. R. H. THE DUKE OF YORK.
AN APPARENTLY UNRECORDED BROADSIDE. Wilsons, Printers Scotland. 15 June 1807.
Broadside letter to the Duke of York concerning the Colonel Picton’s celebrated torture and murder trial over events in Trinidad.Double sided folio sheet 15 x 9 inches, traces of old folds, otherwise in fine condition.
I can find no trace of this rare broadside in STC or Copac. Very rare.
William Fullerton was appointed first commissioner for the government of the island of Trinidad. The commission appointed for Trinidad consisted of Fullarton, Captain Samuel Hood of the Royal Navy, and Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Picton, who had ruled the island since its capture by Sir Ralph Abercromby in 1797. When Fullarton asked for an account of all the criminal proceedings which had taken place in the island since Picton had been there, Picton resigned in disgust. Fullarton persisted in his inquiries, and the result of them was the trial of Picton for inflicting torture on a Spanish girl, Luisa Calderon, to extort a confession from her. This trial caused a public sensation in England. In February 1806, Picton was found guilty. Seven of the Twenty-nine Persons charge as unlawfully executed by order of Governor Picton, suffered under suspicion of Sorcery and Poisioning by means of Charms - one of them was burned alive. £350.00 [Stock No. 25108]
TRINIDAD AND SPAIN 2 VOLUMES BOUND TOGETHER SPAIN. [HOWARD, SIR DOUGLAS], attributed to. TRINIDAD. MARRYAT, JOSEPH. THE CRISIS OF SPAIN Second Edition.
[Bound with:] MARRYAT, JOSEPH. THE SUBSTANCE OF A SPEECH DELIVERED BY JOSEPH MARRYAT, ESQ. IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, UPON MR. HUME’S MOTION FOR APPOINTING A COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY ON THE STATE OF THE ISLAND OF TRINIDAD. (London: Printed by W. Hughes, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, 1823). John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1823.
8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. [Howard], [ii] + 81 + [i] pp.; Marryat, xii + 115 pp. Bound in original half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Some wear to extremities and spine faded; otherwise a very good copy.
The Crisis of Spain was published anonymously, but is attributed to Sir Douglas Howard, 3rd baronet (1776-1861), soldier rising to the rank of general, and colonial administrator. He served in Spain in 1812, the date of the Spanish Constitution described in the text. The Congress system was set up after the Congress of Vienna, 1815, with the great powers meeting periodically to regulate the affairs of Europe. The Congress of Verona, 1822, was dominated by the crisis in Spain with France demanding the right to intervene by military force to crush a revolt against the reactionary monarch in Spain, the current rulers of both countries being Bourbons. Britain, represented by Wellington, refused to countenance any attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of Spain. The other powers supported the French invasion of Spain and Britain withdrew from the Congress system, which soon collapsed.
Sir Joseph Marryat (1757-1824) was a West India merchant who served as agent for Trinidad, c.1807- 15. He was an ardent abolitionist and a frequent speaker in the Commons, and a writer of polemical pamphlets. In this title, Marryat provides a critique of British colonial policy as applied the Trinidad, which had been captured from Spain in 1797 and made a British colony. Spanish laws, however, still applied on the island and this was a grievance which had caused the inhabitants to petition the Commons. Particularly at issue were Spanish commercial and land law and the use of torture against the free, as opposed to slave, inhabitants. Marryat refers briefly to the notorious torture case against Governor Picton, supporting him on the grounds that Picton was merely using an old British cavalry punishment rather than Spanish torture. Marryat is, however, chiefly concerned with a sustained criticism of the policies of Governor, Sir Ralph James Woodford (1784-1828), Governor 1812. -28. Again it is the system of continuing Spanish laws that concern him, but he also attacks the costs of Woodford’s infrastructure projects, especially in improving roads, including the streets of the capital. Two scarce titles. £350.00 [Stock No. 25103]
MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. KEYNES, GEOFFREY. THE PERSONALITY OF WILLIAM HARVEY.
By Geoffrey Keynes M.A., M.D. Pembroke College F.R.C.S. Eng., Emeritus Surgeon, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. The Linacre Lecture delivered at St John’s College, Cambridge on 6th May 1949. At The University Press. 1949.
Small 8vo. 5 x 7.75 inches. inches. 48 pp. Illustrated by 8 plates and by facsimile in text. Bound in the original cloth, gilt, with blind stamping, in price clipped dust wrapper with foxing of spine, slight edge wear and chips at head of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
A brief biographical account of Harvey, based around his portraits. Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, medical and literary biographer, and bibliographer, published his study of The Portraiture of William Harvey also in 1949, and later wrote the most complete and definitive biography of Harvey (1966, reissued with corrections, 1978). £20.00 [Stock No. 25076]
MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. KEYNES, GEOFFREY. THE PORTRAITURE OF WILLIAM HARVEY. THE THOMAS VICARY LECTURE 1948
By Geoffrey Keynes M.A., M.D. Cantab., F.R.C.S. Eng., Emeritus Surgeon, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. With a Catalogue and Reproductions of the Pictures. The Royal College of Surgeons Lincolns Inn Fields. 1949.
Large 8vo. 7.5 x 9.75 inches. [vi] + 42 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece and by 46 images on 32 tissue-guarded plates.Bound in the original blue cloth, gilt. A little wear to extremities and spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy. 1955 gift inscription on first free endpaper.
Contains reproductions of all portraits of William Harvey known by 1949. Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, medical and literary biographer, and bibliographer, later wrote the most complete and definitive biography of Harvey (1966, reissued with corrections, 1978). £35.00 [Stock No. 25075]
LIMITED EDITION OF EARLY HARVEY MANUSCRIPT.
MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. WHITTERIDGE, GWENETH, edited by. DE MOTV LOCALI ANIMALIUM 1627
Edited, translated and introduced by Gwenneth Whitteridge M.A., D.Phil., F.S.A. Archivist of St Bartholomew’s Hospital London.
Edition limited to 1000 copies. Published for The Royal College of Physicians At The University Press 1959.
8vo. 7.75 x 10 inches. xii + 163 +  pp. Joint text in Latin and English. Illustrated by facsimile from British Library Sloane MS 486, serving as frontispiece. Decorated by College device on title page. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper in blue and red, with a little browning and staining and small edge chips; otherwise a very good copy.
‘While the De Motu Cordis was passing through the press, Harvey was writing down a series of notes for a treatise on the local movement of animals with special attention to the movement of muscle. This treatise was promised in the text of De Motu Cordis. It was probably never put into a final literary form, but these notes which came to light in the British Museum in the middle of the last century and have never before been prescribed make clear the tenor of the projected work...Mrs Whitteridge, who is Archivist of the Hospital where from 1609 to 1629 Harvey was Physician, has transcribed and edited the text. It is faced by an English translation, has full apparatus and notes, and an Introduction.’ (blurb).
William Harvey (1578-1657) was born in Folkestone and educated at the King’s School, Canterbury, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the University of Padua, where he was awarded his MD in 1602. He became a licentiate of the College of Physicians in London in 1604 and Charles I appointed him his physician-in-ordinary in 1639.
Gweneth Whitteridge (1910-93), archivist at St Bartholomew’s from 1935 and medical historian, was a distinguished Harvey scholar. This work was the first of a series of his unpublished or unavailable writings that she edited and translated. She published a biography, William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood in 1971 and a Bibliography in 1989.
£60.00 [Stock No. 25074]