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Gould (John) The Birds of Great Britain, 5 vol., first edition, 1862-73.

Gould (John) The Birds of Great Britain, 5 vol., first edition, list of subscribers, 367 hand-coloured lithograph plates, most heightened with gum arabic, by Gould, H.C. Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Hart, 2 wood-engraved illustrations, vol.4 list of plates creased and Common Pratincole with single small spot, vol.5 Little Auk with narrow strip of browning and foxing to inner margin of plate and facing text leaf, Shag with slight foxing to upper right corner, otherwise remarkably clean and fresh, contemporary reddish-brown half morocco, gilt, spines gilt in 6 compartments, t.e.g., extremities very slightly rubbed, [Ayer & Zimmer p.261; Fine Bird Books, p.78; Wood p.365; Nissen 372], folio, 1862-73. ⁂ An original subscriber's copy of "the most sumptuous and costly of British bird books" (Mullens and Swann). Richard Bowdler Sharpe said of the work: "Such beautiful illustrations...scarcely existed before and are not likely to be surpassed." Provenance: This copy has been in the Wolley Dod family since it was purchased by the Rev. J Wolley Dod by subscription. In the library at Edge Hall we located a number of the original cloth-backed pictorial board portfolios of the parts, now housing a variety of loose prints and drawings. Gould (John), The Birds of Great Britain, 5 vol., first edition, list of subscribers, 367 hand-coloured lithograph plates, most heightened with gum arabic, by Gould, H.C. Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Hart, 2 wood-engraved illustrations, vol.4 list of plates creased and Common Pratincole with single small spot, vol.5 Little Auk with narrow strip of browning and foxing to inner margin of plate and facing text leaf, Shag with slight foxing to upper right corner, otherwise remarkably clean and fresh, contemporary reddish-brown half morocco, gilt, spines gilt in 6 compartments, t.e.g., extremities very slightly rubbed, [Ayer & Zimmer p.261; Fine Bird Books, p.78; Wood p.365; Nissen 372], folio, 1862-73. ⁂, An original subscriber's copy, of "the most sumptuous and costly of British bird books" (Mullens and Swann). Richard Bowdler Sharpe said of the work: "Such beautiful illustrations...scarcely existed before and are not likely to be surpassed.", Provenance: This copy has been in the Wolley Dod family since it was purchased by the Rev. J Wolley Dod by subscription. In the library at Edge Hall we located a number of the original cloth-backed pictorial board portfolios of the parts, now housing a variety of loose prints and drawingsRead more

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  • 77d 19h

Herbal.- Parkinson (John) Theatrum Botanicum, first edition, by Tho.

Herbal.- Parkinson (John) Theatrum Botanicum, first edition, additional engraved title by W. Marshall incorporating portrait of the author (trimmed and bound as frontispiece), over 2700 woodcut illustrations, errata leaf at end, 4L1 with 2" piece missing from upper edge with loss to headline on both sides, a couple of other leaves trimmed close at head and just touching headline, 6J6 with tear (partially repaired) affecting woodcut on both sides, occasional light water-staining and a few minor burn-holes, generally clean and crisp, later blind-stamped red morocco, spine ruled in gilt and with gilt stag device at foot, a little rubbed, headcaps worn, [Henrey 286; Hunt 235; STC 19302; Nissen 1490], folio, by Tho. Cotes, 1640. ⁂ A very good and complete copy of one of the great early English herbals. Provenance: contemporary ink ownership signatures of Robert Parker (head of engraved title, trimmed), John Hyphantos (title), later signature of Samuel Hadfield and date 1812 (front free endpaper) and bookplate of Old Hall (probably Mottram Old Hall in Longdendale). Herbal.- Parkinson (John), Theatrum Botanicum, first edition, , additional engraved title by W. Marshall incorporating portrait of the author (trimmed and bound as frontispiece), over 2700 woodcut illustrations, errata leaf at end, 4L1 with 2" piece missing from upper edge with loss to headline on both sides, a couple of other leaves trimmed close at head and just touching headline, 6J6 with tear (partially repaired) affecting woodcut on both sides, occasional light water-staining and a few minor burn-holes, generally clean and crisp, later blind-stamped red morocco, spine ruled in gilt and with gilt stag device at foot, a little rubbed, headcaps worn, [Henrey 286; Hunt 235; STC 19302; Nissen 1490], folio, by Tho. Cotes, , 1640. ⁂, A very good and complete copy of one of the great early English herbals, . Provenance: contemporary ink ownership signatures of Robert Parker (head of engraved title, trimmed), John Hyphantos (title), later signature of Samuel Hadfield and date 1812 (front free endpaper) and bookplate of Old Hall (probably Mottram Old Hall in Longdendale)Read more

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  • 77d 19h

Butterflies.- Wilkes (Benjamin) One Hundred and Twenty Copper-Plates

Butterflies.- Wilkes (Benjamin) One Hundred and Twenty Copper-Plates of English Moths and Butterflies, second edition, list of subscribers,120 exquisite hand-coloured plates, plate XIV trimmed at lower edge into plate-mark, occasional light offsetting, a couple of spots, small hole in index leaf at end but no loss of text, contemporary green straight-grain morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt and blind, slightly faded, extremities very slightly rubbed, g.e., 4to, [Nissen 4410a], for Benjamin White, 1773. ⁂ A lovely copy of this beautiful work with the plates depicting butterflies and moths against extensive backgrounds of plants, these plants after drawings by Ehret and van Huysum. The short 2pp. list of subscribers includes Joseph Dandridge (who gave Wilkes open access to his private collection of entomological specimens), Dr Christopher Jacob Trew (who died 4 years before the book was published), and Sir Hans Sloane (who likewise had died some 20 years earlier). This would suggest that the list was perhaps gleaned from the original edition, which had appeared in 1747-49. Butterflies.- Wilkes (Benjamin), One Hundred and Twenty Copper-Plates of English Moths and Butterflies, second edition, list of subscribers,120 exquisite hand-coloured plates, plate XIV trimmed at lower edge into plate-mark, occasional light offsetting, a couple of spots, small hole in index leaf at end but no loss of text, contemporary green straight-grain morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt and blind, slightly faded, extremities very slightly rubbed, g.e., 4to, [Nissen 4410a], for Benjamin White, 1773. ⁂ A lovely copy of this beautiful work with the plates depicting butterflies and moths against extensive backgrounds of plants, these plants after drawings by Ehret and van Huysum. The short 2pp. list of subscribers includes Joseph Dandridge (who gave Wilkes open access to his private collection of entomological specimens), Dr Christopher Jacob Trew (who died 4 years before the book was published), and Sir Hans Sloane (who likewise had died some 20 years earlier). This would suggest that the list was perhaps gleaned from the original edition, which had appeared in 1747-49Read more

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  • 77d 19h

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Oratores Graeci. Orationes horum Rhetorum, 1513.
Oratores Graeci. Orationes horum Rhetorum, parts 1 & 2 (of 3), titles in Greek and Latin and with woodcut printers device, initial spaces with guide-letters, n4 blank, part 2 marginal wormholes, some staining and light browning, [Adams 0244; Ahmanson-Murphy 112; Renouard. Alde, 60:1; EDIT 16 CNCE 37441], [Venice], [Aldus Manutius & Andrea Torresani], April, 1513 bound after Rhetores Graeci. In Aphthonii Progymnasmata Commentarii Innominati autoris…, part 2 (of 2), title and verso of otherwise blank final f. with woodcut printers device, initial spaces with guide-letters, title with early ink names including Joannis Adolfi a Glauburg and with erased ink stamp to foot of verso, a couple of marginal wormholes, [Adams R447; Ahmanson-Murphy 104; Renouard, Alde, 54:4; EDIT 16 CNCE 2146], Aldus Manutius, May, 1509, together 2 works in 1 vol. (3 parts in total), contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, metal clasps (lacking 1), repaired hole to head of joint of lower cover, corners bumped, soiled, folio ⁂ Some of the most important publications of the Aldine press, which provided editiones principes of the Attic orators. Oratores Graeci. Orationes horum Rhetorum, parts 1 & 2 (of 3), titles in Greek and Latin and with woodcut printer, s device, initial spaces with guide-letters, n4 blank, part 2 marginal wormholes, some staining and light browning, [Adams 0244; Ahmanson-Murphy 112; Renouard. Alde, 60:1; EDIT 16 CNCE 37441], [Venice], [Aldus Manutius & Andrea Torresani], April, 1513, bound after, Rhetores Graeci. In Aphthonii Progymnasmata Commentarii Innominati autoris…, part 2 (of 2), title and verso of otherwise blank final f. with woodcut printer, s device, initial spaces with guide-letters, title with early ink names including, Joannis Adolfi a Glauburg, and with erased ink stamp to foot of verso, a couple of marginal wormholes, [Adams R447; Ahmanson-Murphy 104; Renouard, Alde, 54:4; EDIT 16 CNCE 2146], Aldus Manutius, May, 1509, together 2 works in 1 vol. (3 parts in total), contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, metal clasps (lacking 1), repaired hole to head of joint of lower cover, corners bumped, soiled, folio, ⁂ Some of the most important publications of the Aldine press, which provided, editiones principes, of the Attic orators Forum Auctions
Venturi (Robert) Studies of Art Nouveau chair backs
Venturi (Robert, b. 1925) Studies of Art Nouveau chair backs, graphite on buff tracing paper, signed lower right, with number inscribed verso showing through lower left, 290 x 270 mm., minor cockling, light surface dirt, [c.1970-1985]. Venturi (Robert, b. 1925), Studies of Art Nouveau chair backs, , graphite on buff tracing paper, signed lower right, with number inscribed verso showing through lower left, 290 x 270 mm., minor cockling, light surface dirt, [c.1970-1985] Forum Auctions
Woburn Books.- Complete set of 18 vol., 1928-29; and one duplicate (19)
Woburn Books.- Complete set of 18 vol., comprising: Chesterton (G.K.) The Sword of Wood; Powys (T.F.) The Dewpond; Kaye-Smith (Sheila) A Wedding Morn; Armstrong (Martin) Portrait of the Misses Harlowe; Mottram (R.H.) The Apple Disdained; Benson (Stella) The Man who Missed the Bus; Lawrence (D.H.) Rawdon's Roof; Garnett (David) The Old Dovecote; Benson (E.F.) The Male Impersonator; Anderson (Sherwood) Alice & the Lost Novel; Blackwood (Algernon) Full Circle; Williamson (Henry) The Linhay on the Downs; Sinclair (May) Fame; Morley (Christopher) The Goldfish under the Ice; Leslie (Shane) A Ghost in the Isle of Wight; Graves (Robert) The Shout; Hergesheimer (Joseph) Triall by Armes; Warner (Sylvia Townsend) Some World far from Ours, each one of 530 copies signed by the author, occasional spotting, original decorative boards, all but 2 (Powys & Garnett) with dust-jackets, some browning to spines and a few chips but generally very good condition, and a duplicate of the Shane Leslie work, 8vo, Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1928-29 (19), Woburn Books, .- Complete set of 18 vol, ., comprising: Chesterton (G.K.) The Sword of Wood; Powys (T.F.) The Dewpond; Kaye-Smith (Sheila) A Wedding Morn; Armstrong (Martin) Portrait of the Misses Harlowe; Mottram (R.H.) The Apple Disdained; Benson (Stella) The Man who Missed the Bus; Lawrence (D.H.) Rawdon's Roof; Garnett (David) The Old Dovecote; Benson (E.F.) The Male Impersonator; Anderson (Sherwood) Alice & the Lost Novel; Blackwood (Algernon) Full Circle; Williamson (Henry) The Linhay on the Downs; Sinclair (May) Fame; Morley (Christopher) The Goldfish under the Ice; Leslie (Shane) A Ghost in the Isle of Wight; Graves (Robert) The Shout; Hergesheimer (Joseph) Triall by Armes; Warner (Sylvia Townsend) Some World far from Ours, each one of 530 copies signed by the author, occasional spotting, original decorative boards, all but 2 (Powys & Garnett) with dust-jackets, some browning to spines and a few chips but generally very good condition, and a duplicate of the Shane Leslie work, 8vo, Elkin Mathews & Marrot, , 1928-29 (19) Forum Auctions
Gruner (Lewis) The Terra-Cotta Architecture of North Italy, 1867.
Gruner (Lewis, editor) The Terra-Cotta Architecture of North Italy (XIIth - XVth Centuries), one mounted photograph and 47 lithographed plates after Federigo Lose including 32 mounted chromolithographs, some others tinted, some offset onto text, photograph lightly faded, a little spotting, mostly marginal, bookseller's ticket of James Maclehose of Glasgow, original green roan-backed pictorial cloth, gilt, t.e.g., a little rubbed, 4to, 1867. ⁂ Interesting work on the Renaissance architecture of Lombard which uses the contemporary art of chromolithography to full effect. Gruner, a German scene painter and engraver, came to Britain after a period in Italy where he was enthralled by fresco painting and the polychromatic art of the Renaissance. He became art advisor to Prince Albert and along with Owen Jones and others was influential on mid-Victorian taste, as in the use of Lombardic Renaissance style in the great courtyard at the South Kensington Museum, now the V & A. Gruner (Lewis, editor, ), The Terra-Cotta Architecture of North Italy, (XIIth - XVth Centuries), one mounted photograph and 47 lithographed plates after Federigo Lose including 32 mounted chromolithographs, some others tinted, some offset onto text, photograph lightly faded, a little spotting, mostly marginal, bookseller's ticket of James Maclehose of Glasgow, original green roan-backed pictorial cloth, gilt, t.e.g., a little rubbed, 4to, 1867. ⁂ Interesting work on the Renaissance architecture of Lombard which uses the contemporary art of chromolithography to full effect. Gruner, a German scene painter and engraver, came to Britain after a period in Italy where he was enthralled by fresco painting and the polychromatic art of the Renaissance. He became art advisor to Prince Albert and along with Owen Jones and others was influential on mid-Victorian taste, as in the use of Lombardic Renaissance style in the great courtyard at the South Kensington Museum, now the V & A Forum Auctions
Gregynog Press.- Fortescue (Hon. J.W.) The Story of a Red-Deer, 1935.
Gregynog Press.- Fortescue (Hon. J.W.) The Story of a Red-Deer, number 182 of 250 copies, colour illustrations by Dorothy Burroughs, one or two leaves badly spotted, prospectus loosely inserted, original pictorial red cloth, gilt, 1935 § Greville (Fulke, Lord Brooke) Caelica, edited by Una Ellis-Fermor, number 65 of 225 copies, original morocco-backed boards, gilt, very slightly rubbed, 1936, both printed in red and black, 4to & 8vo, Newtown, Gregynog Press (2), Gregynog Press.- Fortescue (, Hon. J.W.), The Story of a Red-Deer, , number 182 of 250 copies, colour illustrations by Dorothy Burroughs, one or two leaves badly spotted, prospectus loosely inserted, original pictorial red cloth, gilt, 1935 § Greville (Fulke, Lord, Brooke) Caelica, edited by Una Ellis-Fermor, number 65 of 225 copies, original morocco-backed boards, gilt, very slightly rubbed, 1936, both printed in red and black, 4to & 8vo, Newtown, Gregynog Press, (2) Forum Auctions
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