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MITFORD, JOHN. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY NEWCOME IN THE NAVY. A Poem in Four Cantos. With Notes. By John Mitford, Esq. R.N. Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row; J. Johnston, 98, Cheapside; Macreadie and Co. Edinburgh; R.Milikin, Dublin. 1819.
8vo, in fours. 6 x 9.5 inches. vii + [i] + 224 pp. + [68] pp. notes. For irregularities in pagination see Abbey.Illustrated by 20 hand coloured aquatints, including frontispiece. Decorated by tailpiece vignette.Bound in later half brown morocco over green and white patterned boards with paper spine label. All edges marbled, but faded. Scattered foxing throughout but otherwise a very good copy.
Although a poem of this title was published in 1818, under the pseudonym, Alfred Burton, with plates engraved by Rowlandson, the 1819 version is stated by COPAC to be a different poem, although also classed by it as a second edition of the first. Abbey describes it as an imitation, issued originally in eight monthly parts. John Mitford (1782-1831), of Mitford Castle, Northumberland, naval officer, poet and journalist, drew on his experience of serving in the navy, to write this long poem about the nautical adventures of a young recruit who were called ‘Johnny Newcomes’ in the navy. £300.00 [Stock No. 24720]

LIMITED EDITION. CASANOVA, GIACOMO. THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT PRINCE OF ADVENTURERS AND THE MOST INDOMITABLE OF LOVERS. A New Edition with Introduction Notes and Appendices. With two Portraits and Ten photogravures from Original Drawings by Antoine Gaymard. In Two Volumes. This Edition is printed upon laid paper of fine quality specially made for the Navarre Society and is strictly limited.  Privately Printed for the Navarre Society Limited. 1922.
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. Vol. I, [2] + xxxi + [i] + 484 pp.; Vol. II, vi + [ii] + 505 pp. Half titles in red. Title pages in red and black. Illustrated by 2 engraved portrait frontispieces and by 10 photogravure plates with tissue guards captioned in red. Bound in original buff cloth, boards with gilt borders enclosing fleur-de lys in roundels; spine with gilt borders, decorations and titles, in grey dust wrappers, with black fleur-de-lys and titles and list of Society’s publications on rear, which have slight traces of wear. Top edge gilt. Deckled edges. Uncut pages. A fine set.
A handsome edition, limited to 1000 sets of the memoirs of Giacomo Casanova (1725-98), Venetian adventurer and author, originally written in French while he worked as a librarian in Bohemia. It provides a very readable account of eighteenth century European society, Casanova having visited many different countries, including England, where he managed to spend a short time in Newgate Prison. His numerous escapades included escaping from the Venetian state prison, fighting a duel in Poland and encountering royalty, popes and cardinals, Voltaire, Mozart and Goethe. He mingled with both high and low society and seduced numerous women. Until the advent of modern editions, this Navarre Society publication, was for a long time, the only available translation of his Memoirs into English. £85.00 [Stock No. 24719]

CARTER, G.C. THE GOODWIN SANDS. With a Foreword by Ronald Jessup. Constable and Co. 1955.
8vo., 8 x 5 inches 148 pp. with photo illustration.
Original cloth. A good copy in dustwrapper. £15 [Stock No. 24718]

PENAL CODE OF THE KINGDOM OF NAPLES UNDER MURAT. REGNO DELLE DUE SICILIE. CODICE PENALE TRADOTTO D’ ORDINE DI SUA MAESTÀ IL RE DELLE DUE SICILIE, Per uso de’ suoi stati. Edizione originale e sola uffiziale. [Signed:] Giocchino Napoleone, da parete del Re, Il Ministerio Segretario di Stato, Firmato, Pignatelli.  Nella Fonderia Reale e Stamperia della Segreteria di Stato. 1812.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5 x 8 inches. [iv] + 134 pp. + [4] pp. Text in Italian. Decorated by vignettes of the state arms, including title page.Bound in vellum; spine in compartments, decorated gilt, with contrasting maroon and green title labels, gilt. Extremities worn and some foxing throughout; otherwise a very good copy.
The Napoleonic law code for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, translated into Italian from the penal code of the French Empire. It is issued in the name of Gioacchino Napoleone, or Joachim Napoléone Murat (1767-1805), flamboyant Marshall of France and brother in law of Napoleon Bonaparte, who made him King of Naples in 1808. (although proclaimed King of the Two Sicilies, Murat controlled only the mainland and not the island.) Following his defeat in battle and an unsuccessful uprising in Calabria, Murat was executed by firing squad in 1815, by order of the incoming Bourbon King of Naples, Ferdinand IV, who re-established the old regime following the French interlude. A scarce title; WorldCat lists copies of the first, 1812, edition in two US law libraries, Harvard and Washington D.C. and in Berlin and Arco, Italy for the 1813 version. £200.00 [Stock No. 24713]

EVELYN, JOHN [translates] BONNEFONS, NICOLAS DE. THE FRENCH GARDINER: INSTRUCTING HOW TO CULTIVATE ALL SORTS OF FRUIT-TREES, AND HERBS FRO THE GARDEN: Together With directions to dry and conserve them in their Natural; an accomplished Piece, written Originally in French, and now Transplanted into English, by John Evelyn, Esq; Fellow of the Royal Society. Illustrated with Sculptures. Whereunto is annexed, The English Vineyard Vindicated by John Rose, now Gardiner to his Majesty: with a Tract of the making and ordering of Wines in France. Printed by J. M. for John Crooke, and are to be sold at his Shop in Duck-Lane. 1669.
Small 8vo. 4 x 5.75 inches. [viii] + 294 pp. + 48 pp. + [16] pp. index. Appendix, p. 263-294. The English Vineyard Vindicated, by John Rose, has separate title page, pagination and register. The Vintage, p. 39-48 is by John Evelyn.Illustrated by 5 engraved plates, including engraved title, frontispiece and one folding. Decorated by headpiece vignettes. Bound in original speckled calf with gilt borders; spine rebacked, in compartments with raised bands and gilt bands, with contrasting morocco title label, gilt. All edges red. Very slight wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a fine crisp copy. Armourial bookplate of EVLN PH SHIRLEY DE EATLINGTON and early signature at foot of engraved title.
The enlarged second edition of John Evelyn’s translation of The French Gardiner by Nicholas de Bonnefans, first published in 1658. It additionally contains The English Vineyard Vindicated by John Rose (described as ‘Gardiner to his Majesty,’ which had earlier been published under Evelyn’s auspices in 1666, with ten extra pages by Evelyn himself, headed ‘The Vintage’ (see the account by Keynes for further comment on this title). It has not been possible to identify the owner recorded in the bookplate, although Eatlington is a village in Northumberland. £1,650.00 [Stock No. 24710]

WOOLDRIDGE, S. W. and GOLDRING, FREDERICK. THE WEALD. (The New Naturalist. 26) Collins, 14 St James’s Place. 1966.
8vo. 6.25 x 8.75 inches. x + 276 pp. Illustrated by 8 colour and 24 pages of black and white plates and by 53 text figures and maps. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper which has small upper edge chips and creases and some inside edge browning; otherwise a very good clean copy.
A fine modern survey of the geology, archaeology, natural history and economic, social and settlement history of the Weald, constituting an important early volume in the New Naturalist series. Fourth reprint of the 1953 edition. £15.00 [Stock No. 24689]

VINCENT, ALEX. ROMAN ROADS OF KENT.  Middleton Press. 2007.
8vo. 6.75 x 9.5 inches. Unpaginated. [96] pp. Illustrated throughout by colour photographs and maps. In pictorial laminated boards. A fine copy.
A well illustrated guide to the Roman roads and tracks of Kent in fifteen sections, each of which shows the roads superimposed on Ordnance Survey maps, accompanied by recent photographs. £10.00 [Stock No. 24688]

ASHLEY, CLIFFORD W. THE ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTS. By Clifford W. Ashley Author of the Yankee whaler. With amendments by Geoffrey Budworth, International Guild of Knot Tyers.  Faber and Faber Limited. 2000.
Large 4to. 8.75 x 11.25 inches. x + [ii] + 610 pp. Illustrated by 8 pages of black and white plates and by 7,000 drawings, of which 3854 are numbered knots, and including introductory and chapter heading vignettes. Decorated by title page vignette.Bound in original quarter blue cloth over blue boards in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy.
‘The bible of dedicated knot tyers, with a worldwide general readership.’ First published in New York in 1944, this standard work was reprinted twelve times. It is organised in twenty chapters according to the different types of knots, of which over 3,800 are illustrated. Clifford Warren Ashley (1881-1947), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, was an artist and sailor but chiefly remembered as the author of this encyclopaedic reference book on knots. £25.00 [Stock No. 24687]

GERE, CHARLOTTE and MUNN, GEOFFREY C. PRE-RAPHAELITE TO ARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELLERY.  Antique Collectors’ Club. 1996.
4to. 8.75 x 11 inches. 244 pp. Illustrated throughout by 102 colour, including frontispiece, and by 141 black and white photographs and by title page vignette. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original grey cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine; otherwise a fine copy.
Survey of the jewels designed and produced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and by the later Arts and Crafts movement, including the original artists’ drawings. Among those whose work is featured are Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman-Hunt, William Morris and Edwin Lutyens. The pieces were made by eminent jewellers, some as presents for high society ladies. A title in the Antique Collectors’ Club series first published in 1989 as Artists’ Jewellery Pre-Raphaelite to Arts and Crafts. £20.00 [Stock No. 24686]

GREENWOOD, MARTIN. DE MORGAN, WILLIAM. THE DESIGNS OF WILLIAM DE MORGAN. A catalogue by Martin Greenwood. Richard Dennis and William E. Wiltshire III. 1989.
Large 4to. 9.25 x 12.25 inches. 256 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white with 52 pages of colour plates, including portrait frontispiece and by colour vignettes, including title page. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original pictorial laminated boards in matching dust wrapper. A very good copy.
A catalogue of the drawings of the art potter and tile designer, William de Morgan (1839-1917) held in the Victoria and Albert Museum. It also includes 363 numbered illustrations of the De Morgan wares, which were produced at Chelsea, Merton Abbey and Fulham, shown at the Museum’s exhibition of 1989. £25.00 [Stock No. 24685]

ATTERBURY, PAUL. MOORCROFT. A GUIDE TO MOORCROFT POTTERY 1897-1993. By Paul Atterbury. Additional material by Beatrice Moorcroft. Revised Edition reprinted.  Richard Dennis and Hugh Edwards, The Old Chapel. 1998.
Large 4to. 9.25 x 12.25 inches. 206 + [1] pp. Illustrated throughout by colour and black and white photographs and facsimiles.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy.
An account of the Moorcroft family art pottery at Burslem and nearby Cobridge, with the firm’s wares copiously illustrated in colour. The hand made wares in Art Nouveau and later Art Deco styles were designed by William Moorcroft (1872-1945),who established his own pottery in 1913, and developed by his son Walter (born 1917, retired 1987). A final chapter covers the company and its products under John Moorcroft, 1986-1993. The first edition was published in 1990 and revised in 1993. £15.00 [Stock No. 24684]

LIMITED EDITION.BELLOC, HILAIRE. HOLME, GEOFFREY, edited by. THE HIGHWAY AND ITS VEHICLES. Edited by Geoffrey Holme. This Edition is limited to one thousand two hundred and fifty copies of which this is number 99. The Studio Limited. 1926.
4to.9.25 x 11.5 inches. xvi + 40p. Title page in red and black.Illustrated by 131 numbered plates in 93 pages of plates, of which 24 pages are tipped in chromolithograph plates with captioned tissue guards. Decorated by title page device, endpiece vignette and by red initial. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. Bevelled edges. Spine slightly sunned, a little wear to extremities and some scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy.
Published as a special number of The Studio, this limited edition is principally an illustrated work with introductory text. £45.00 [Stock No. 24682]

ROBERTS, CLAIRE and HUH DONG-HWA, edited by. POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, SYDNEY. RAPT IN COLOUR. KOREAN TEXTILES AND COSTUMES OF THE CHOSÕN DYNASTY. Claire Roberts and Huh Dong-hwa (eds). Powerhouse Publishing. Powerhouse Museum and The Museum of Korean Embroidery, Seoul. 1998.
4to. 9 x 12 inches. 107 pp. Illustrated by 63 colour plates and by vignette. Decorated by sponsor’s devices on verso of title .
Catalogue of loan exhibition of Korean textiles, from The Museum of Korean Embroidery, Seoul to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, with four introductory essays. £45.00 [Stock No. 24681]

LONDEI, JOHN. SHUTTING UP SHOP. The decline of the traditional small shop.  Dewi Lewis. 2007.
Square 4to. 10.25 x 10.25 inches.Illustrated throughout by colour photographs. Bound in original pictorial boards in matching dust wrapper . A fine copy.
Illustrations of sixty shops and shopkeepers from the Art Shop to the Umbrella Shop, from photographs taken on a 10 X 8 plate camera in the 1970s and 80s by John Londei. The project finished in 1987 and in 2004 the author began revisiting the shops to update it, finding that many had closed, often not long after the photographs were taken. The results are recorded in the afterword which gives small then and now photographs and a brief account of the changes that have occurred. £20.00 [Stock No. 24679]

SKINNER, BERNARD. COLOUR IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES. (Macrolepidoptera). Colour photography and text figures by David Wilson. Second Edition.  Viking 1998.
4to. 8x 9.75 inches. xi + [i] + 275 + [1] pp. Illustrated by 43 colour plates and by 57 text figures. Decorated by publisher’s device on half title. Bound in original black cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine. A fine copy.
Updated and enlarged from the first edition of 1984, this guide provides a current assessment of the status, habits and distribution of all breeding species and genuine migrants of the larger British moths. Forty three colour plates illustrate over 1,600 specimens and show all species and races. £25.00 [Stock No. 24678]

ORKNEY ISLANDS. [THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND]. THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORKNEY ISLANDS. By the Ministers of the Respective Parishes, under the Superintendence of a Committee of the Society for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of the Clergy. [Label title:] NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, ORKNEY ISLANDS. William Blackwood and Sons, and 22, Pall Mall, London. 1842.
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. [iv] + 230 pp. Illustrated by double page map as frontispiece. Bound in original dark brown cloth with original paper label; spine rebacked. Deckled edges. Extremities slightly worn but otherwise a very good clean copy. Armourial bookplate with signature of Humphrey Waterhouse and H. Waterhouse stamped on first free endpaper and on title label.
A parish by parish survey of the Orkney Islands with some general observations on the county. This was a separately published issue of the Orkney section of The New Statistical Account of Scotland, compiled by parish ministers, doctors and schoolmasters, and published under the auspices of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1834-45. £145.00 [Stock No. 24673]

ATTON, HENRY and HOLLAND, HENRY HURST. THE KING’S CUSTOMS. VOL. I. AN ACCOUNT OF MARITIME REVENUE AND CONTRABAND TRAFFIC IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE YEAR 1800. VOL. 2. AN ACCOUNT OF MARITIME REVENUE AND CONTRABAND TRAFFIC, THE INTRODUCTION OF FREE TRADE, AND THE ABOLITION OF THE NAVIGATION AND CORN LAWS, FROM 1801 TO 1855. With a Preface by F. S. Parry, C.B. Deputy-Chairman of the Board of Customs. (Reprints of Economic Classics). Augustus M. Kelley. 1967.
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xv + [i] + 489 pp.; Vol. II, xi + [i] + 506 pp. + [1] pp. original publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 11 plates, including, 2 portrait frontispieces, folding and double page facsimiles and by tables in text. Bound in original green cloth, gilt with contrasting black spine titles, gilt. A fine set.
Reprint of this standard work on the history of the British customs and maritime revenue service, including contraband, smuggling and the preventive forces. The two volumes were first published, 1908-10. £30.00 [Stock No. 24672]

CRE-FYDD. MEALS FOR THE MILLION. By Cre-fydd Authoress of ‘Family Fare.’ A Help to Strict Economy containing one hundred and twenty-five dinners, arranged for the seasons breakfast or supper dishes. Delicacies for invalids and other useful matters.  Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1867.
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 4.25 x 6.75 inches. 27 + [1] + 134 pp. + [2] pp. advertisements. Decorated by author’s device on title page.Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt; spine rebacked using original. Extremities worn and foxing and staining of pages, with some damage to pp. 15-18 with slight loss of text; otherwise a good copy.
Scarce cookery book, also containing remedies and a section on ‘Things to be remembered,’ etc. The identity of the author is unknown. £75.00 [Stock No. 24671]

THOMAS, EDWARD. THE ICKNIELD WAY. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY A. L. COLLINS. Constable & Co.,  1913.
First Edition, 8vo. 8.75 x 6.5 inches xv + 320 pp.Illustrated with 8 coloured and numerous black and white plates and a folding map.
One of the last books published by Thomas before the war. £100.00 [Stock No. 24670]

BIBLES IN GREEK AND LATIN. NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRÆCO-LATINUM, INTERPRETE DESIDERIO ERASMO ROTERDAMO CAPITUM SUMMARIIS, INNUMERIS SCRIPTURÆ CONCORDANTIIS, VARIANTIBUS LECTIONIBUS, ex Clarissimorum Virorum Scriptis collectis, difficiliorumque vocabulorum Explicationibus locupletatum, et vitis atque imaginibus Evangelistarum exornatum. Editio Nova, Accuratissimè recognita, à mendis repurgata, et usui Juventutius tàm Scholasticæ, quàm Academicæ destinata. Cum Privilegio Saxonico.  Apud Balth. Christoph. Wustium.  1673.
4to. 6.25 x 8 inches. [22] + 714 pp. + [30] pp. index. Title page in red and black. Text in double columns in Greek and Latin. Copy lacks plates of the four Evangelists. Decorated by device on title page, by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in original calf with gilt borders; spine rebacked, preserving original , in compartments with gilt bands, with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled boards. Extremities worn, light foxing throughout and faint water staining of both lower margins and ink stain on margin of C1; otherwise a very good copy. 1869 inscription of John Arthur Girling, Sidney Sussex College Cambridge on verso of first free endpaper.
The Erasmus version of the Greek and Latin New Testaments first published in 1516. This edition is a reissue of the version originally published at Giessen in 1669. The form of the book suggests an octavo printed on large paper. The wide margin seems intended for students' notes. In this issue, the text is from the same typesetting as the 1669 issue. The twenty two preliminary pages and the thirty final pages are new in the 1673 edition, but this copy lacks the four plates of the Evangelists. The Greek and Latin texts are printed in parallel columns on each page (the Greek in the inner column), with parallel references in the outer margin and variant readings at foot of page; Latin summaries precede the chapters (this note partly adapted from the entry for the Cambridge copy in COPAC). A scarce title. £200.00 [Stock No. 24668]

 

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