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[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. [4] + xi + [i] + 284 + [2] 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. [1884].
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]

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 + [1] pp. + [2] 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]

LIMITED EDITION. 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 + [3] 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 + [3] + 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. + [1].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]

LABRADOR. GRENFELL, WILFRED T. VIKINGS OF TO-DAY OR LIFE AND MEDICAL WORK AMONG THE FISHERMEN OF LABRADOR. Illustrated from original photographs. Fleming H. Revell Company.  1895.
8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. xvi + 240 pp. Illustrated by 28 black and white photographs, including frontispiece and several whole page. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt with gilt block on front board. Deckled edges. Extremities a little worn and rear hinges starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy.
US edition of the work published in London in the same year. Account of the land and life of the people of Labrador by a medical missionary. The author, later Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865-1940), joined the Royal National Mission to Deep-Sea Fishermen in 1877 and arrived in Newfoundland in 1892 to improve the life and conditions of the coastal inhabitants, especially the fishermen. £75.00 [Stock No. 24161]

HEINECCIUS JOHANN GOTTLIEB. JUSTINIAN. ANTIQVITATVM ROMANARVM IVRISPRVDENTIAM ILLVSTRANTIVM SYNTAGMA SECUNDVM INSTITVTIONVM IVSTINIANI DIGESTVM In qvo mvlta ivris romani atqve avctorvm vetervm loca explicantvr atqve illvstantrtvr. Editio quarta auctior et emendatior.  Sumptibus Io Reinholdi Dvlsseckeri [Johann Reinhold Dulsecker] 1734.
8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. [xxx] + 562 + 386 pp. + [66] pp. index. Separate half title, pagination and register for Pars II. Title page in red and black. Text in Latin.Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Lacks the engraved frontispiece.Bound in original vellum. All edges red. Extremities a little worn. Occasional foxing and a water stain on on side margin of early pages; otherwise a very good copy. Early ownership inscription at foot of front pastedown.
The Institutes were a codification of Roman law by the great Byzantine emperor, Justinian I (527-565) and became very influential in the west after they were first printed in 1468. This version of the Institutes was edited by Johann Gottlieb Heineccius (1681-1741), Professor of Philosophy and Jurisprudence at the University of Halle. It was first published in this city in 1718 and appeared in numerous later editions in Frankfurt, Basel, Geneva and Utrecht as well as Strasbourg. According to COPAC this 1734 edition is also held by the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge and Aberdeen. £60.00 [Stock No. 24158]

SIGNED BY SPEAKER. GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS. THE NEW CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER AN ACCOUNT OF THE OPENING CEREMONY 26 OCTOBER 1950. [Cover title:] THE OPENING OF THE NEW CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS 1950.  HMSO 1951.
Folio. 9.75 x 14.75 inches. [ii] + 72 + [1] pp. Title and section headings and initials in green.Illustrated by 4 pages of collotype photographs at end. In green paper wrappers with gilt title on front and gilt Commons logo on rear boards. Slight fraying of edges but otherwise a very good copy. Signed by D. Clifton Brown Speaker on first free endpaper.
The four sections of this account are the destruction of the former Chamber on 11 May 1941, the quitting of the Lords’ Chamber, the opening of the new Chamber and the proceedings in Westminster Hall. The Appendix lists the Commonwealth and colonial gifts to the new House and is followed by photographs of the ceremonies and the gifts. £30.00 [Stock No. 24155]

JAPAN OPTICAL AND PRECISION INSTRUMENTS MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION. GUIDE BOOK OF JAPANESE OPTICAL AND PRECISION INSTRUMENTS. 1959/60. Compiled by: Japan Optical and Precision Instruments Manufacturers’ Association. Supervised by : Ministry of International Trade and Industry.  Japan optical and Precision Instruments Manufacturers’ Association. 1959.
4to. 8.5 x 12 inches. 138 pp. (includes 28 pp. advertisements at end). Illustrated throughout in black and white with some headings in colour and colour frontispiece.Bound in original pink cloth with black titles. A very good copy. Inscription on front pastedown.
Japanese optical industry export catalogue which includes still and cine cameras, lenses and projectors, microscopes, surveying instruments, telescopes and binoculars and other optical instruments. At the end is a section of trade marks and a list of the member companies followed by advertisement pages. £30.00 [Stock No. 24154]

BLEIER, RUTH. THE HYPOTHALAMUS OF THE CAT. A Cytoarchitectonic Atlas in the Horsley-Clarke Co-ordinate System. By Ruth Bleier, M.D. The Johns Hopkins Press.  1961.
Folio. 11.25 x 14.5 inches. [x] + 109 pp. Illustrated by 30 plates and by text figures. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is chipped and torn at edges with some repairs at the top. Extremities worn but a good clean interior. Lewis’s Lending Library, London label pasted on top of front board extending inside on to front pastedown.
The aim of this atlas is to provide a cytoarchitectonic description of the hypothalamus of the cat. Photomicrographs of sections cut in the frontal, sagittal and horizontal planes are oriented in the Horsley-Clarke co-ordinate system to facilitate the experimental approach to the various cell groupings. £80.00 [Stock No. 24153]

ARTCURIAL. MODERN DESIGN FOR LIVING. Perriand, Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Prouve. Collection Éric Touchaleaume. Paris - Hôtel Dassault Mardi 15 Avril 2008 à 20h00. Artcurial. 2008.
4to. 8.75 x 11 inches. 142 + [1] pp.+ [10] pp. Text continues on rear endpaper. Illustrated throughout by colour and black and white photographs and by plans. Bound in pictorial laminated boards. A fine copy in near mint condition.
Auction catalogue of designer furniture issued by the Paris auction house, Artcurial. £25.00 [Stock No. 24152]

RICHARDS, J. M. FATHY, HASSAN. HASSAN FATHY. J. M. Richards, Ismail Serageldin, Darl Rastorfer. (Mimar Books) (Architects in the Third World). Concept Media: London: The Architectural Press.  1985.
Square 4to. 9.75 x 10.75 inches. 172 pp. Illustrated throughout by colour and black and white photographs and plans (178 numbered as plates). Maps on verso of firs,t and recto of last, free endpapers.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper with some edge tears. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a very good copy. 1987 gift inscription on half title and some pencil notes in text.
A well illustrated survey of the work of Hassan Fathy (1900-89), noted Egyptian architect, who used appropriate and traditional technologies and layouts. It includes a chronology of works, 1937-84. £25.00 [Stock No. 24151]

FIRST ISSUE FIRST EDITION. WELLS, H. G. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. By H. G. Wells. Author of ‘The Time Machine’, ‘The Island of Doctor Moreau’, ‘The Invisible Man’, etc. William Heinemann. 1898.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 8vo. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. viii (including [i] pp. publisher’s advertisement) + 303 pp. + [1] + [15] +[1] pp. publisher’s advertisements (Mr. William Heinemann’s Autumn Announcements 1897).Bound in original grey cloth with black titles and publisher’s monogram on rear board. Deckled edges. Slight wear to extremities. Some foxing as always; the book being printed on poor paper the foxing is mostly confined to the front preliminaries and the margins, particularly at the start of the book. Stain on upper right hand corner diminishing in size from first free endpaper to p.1. Gift inscription of 1906 on verso of first free endpaper.
The first state of the first edition with 16 pages of advertisements, compared with 32 in the second state. £1,750.00 [Stock No. 24149]

WEST, G. S. A TREATISE ON THE BRITISH FRESHWATER ALGÆ. (Cambridge Biological Series). At the University Press. 1904.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. xv + [i] + 372 pp. + [4] pp. publisher’s advertisement for series. Errata slip tipped in p.1.Illustrated by frontispiece and by 166 text figures.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt. Extremities worn but otherwise a good copy.
First edition of the standard work on the British freshwater algae. George Stephen West (1876-1919), botanist, was Professor of Natural History at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. £15.00 [Stock No. 24148]

NEW NATURALIST. ROTHSCHILD, MIRIAM and CLAY, THERESA. FLEAS, FLUKES AND CUCKOOS. A Study of Bird Parasites by Miriam Rothschild and Theresa Clay. With 99 Black and White Photographs, 4 Maps and 22 Drawings. (A New Naturalist Special Volume. 7). Reprinted 1952. Collins, St. James’s Place. 1952.
8vo. 6.25 x 8.75 inches. xiv + 304 pp. + [2] pp. publishers advertisements. Illustrated by 40 pages of black and white photographic plates and by maps and drawings in text. Bound in original green cloth, gilt in dust wrapper which is chipped at head and tail of spine and foxed inside. A little wear to extremities and top right hand corner bumped. Foxing largely confined to edges, endpapers and preliminaries; otherwise a very good copy.
A reprint of the First Edition published in the same year. A New Naturalist Special Volume in what later became known as the Monograph Series. An acclaimed study of parasites, especially bird parasites, co-authored by the famous naturalist and zoologist, Miriam Rothschild (1908-2005). £50.00 [Stock No. 24140]

SPITTA, EDMUND J. PHOTO-MICROGRAPHY. With forty-one Half-tone Reproductions from Original Negatives and sixty-three Text Illustrations. The Scientific Press, Limited, 28 and 29 Southampton Street, Strand. 1899.
4to. 8.75 x 10.75 inches. [2] pp. advertisements + xi + [i] + 163 + [1] pp. + [3] pp. advertisements. 9 appendices at end. Illustrated by frontispiece and five other half tone plates at end, with letterpress caption pages facing, and by 63 text figures of engravings and drawings. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt with blind stamped borders on boards. Slight wear to extremities and occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good clean copy.
A practical guide to the theory and practice of photomicrography which includes text engravings and advertisements for well known brands of microscopes, including those of Baker, Beck, Powell and Lealand, Ross, Swift, W. Watson and Carl Zeiss. Edmund Johnson Spitta (1853-1921) was a well known microscopist who was also a demonstrator of anatomy at St. George’s Hospital Medical School and the joint author of An Atlas of Bacteriology. £60.00 [Stock No. 24134]

 

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