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Australasia.- Australia.- Mitchell (Sir Thomas Livingstone) Three

Australasia.- Australia.- Mitchell (Sir Thomas Livingstone) Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia; with descriptions of...Australia Felix , and of the present colony of New South Wales, 2 vol., second edition, titles with wood-engraved vignettes, folding engraved map hand-coloured in outline in pocket at beginning of vol.1, 51 plates and maps, most lithographed, some hand-coloured, a few folding, vol.1 with 8pp. 'Opinions of the Press' bound before text rather than at beginning (soiled) and 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end, occasional light foxing or soiling, folding map with a few short tears to folds, second issue binding of original blind-stamped green cloth, spines gilt with titles and kangaroos, emus and boomerangs, rubbed and lightly stained, spines faded, new endpapers, [Ferguson 2811; Wantrup 125], 8vo, 1839. ⁂ Account of expeditions into the interior of Australia by the Surveyor General of New South Wales, and containing important information on aboriginal life. Australasia.- Australia.- Mitchell (, Sir, Thomas Livingstone), Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, ; with descriptions of...Australia Felix , and of the present colony of New South Wales, 2 vol., second edition, titles with wood-engraved vignettes, folding engraved map hand-coloured in outline in pocket at beginning of vol.1, 51 plates and maps, most lithographed, some hand-coloured, a few folding, vol.1 with 8pp. 'Opinions of the Press' bound before text rather than at beginning (soiled) and 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end, occasional light foxing or soiling, folding map with a few short tears to folds, second issue binding of original blind-stamped green cloth, spines gilt with titles and kangaroos, emus and boomerangs, rubbed and lightly stained, spines faded, new endpapers, [Ferguson 2811; Wantrup 125], 8vo, 1839. ⁂ Account of expeditions into the interior of Australia by the Surveyor General of New South Wales, and containing important information on aboriginal lifeRead more

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pseudo-Catullus.- Stephens, editor (Anthony) Miscellany poems and

pseudo-Catullus.- Stephens (Anthony, editor) Miscellany poems and translations by Oxford hands, advertisement f. at end, worm trace diminishing to 2 small holes to lower margins towards end, water-stained, contemporary calf, rubbed, [Wing M2232], 8vo, Oxford, Printed for Anthony Stephens, 1685. ⁂ One of the earliest works to contain translations of Catullus. The chief contributor was Francis Willis, fellow of New College. Aside from Catullus, the title "To his honoured friend and relation Mr. Francis Willis merchant in Greenwich upon his discovery of a weed in Virginia which is a present remedy against the venom of the rattle-snakes there' is certainly noteworthy. pseudo-Catullus.- Stephens (Anthony, editor, ), Miscellany poems and translations by Oxford hands, , advertisement f. at end, worm trace diminishing to 2 small holes to lower margins towards end, water-stained, contemporary calf, rubbed, [Wing M2232], 8vo, Oxford, Printed for Anthony Stephens, , 1685. ⁂ One of the earliest works to contain translations of Catullus. The chief contributor was Francis Willis, fellow of New College. Aside from Catullus, the title "To his honoured friend and relation Mr. Francis Willis merchant in Greenwich upon his discovery of a weed in Virginia which is a present remedy against the venom of the rattle-snakes there' is certainly noteworthyRead more

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Dutch Landscapes.- Apostool (Cornelius, engraver) The Beauties of

Dutch Landscapes.- Apostool (Cornelius, engraver) The Beauties of the Dutch School, 14 aquatint plates engraved by Apostool after various artists, most printed in sepia, on Whatman wove paper, each with letterpress leaf of text, contemporary ink inscription at head of title, light foxing, mostly marginal, contemporary half calf, gilt-stamped red morocco label on upper cover, rubbed, corners and spine ends worn, upper joint split, [cf. Abbey, Life 195, coloured copy], oblong folio, for J.Robson...and J.Edwards, 1793. ⁂ In the descriptions the editor, an anonymous London art dealer, also comments on the particular artist's skill and popularity, the provenance of some of his paintings, examples of items at auction and their prices. Regarding Paul Potter he writes: "At Mr Bramcamp's sale, at Amsterdam, I bid nine hundred pounds for a picture representing a Drove of Oxen (six feet by four), which was sold for nine hundred and five pounds...It was purchased for the Empress of Russia, but was unfortunately lost...in going to St. Petersburgh". Dutch Landscapes.- Apostool (Cornelius, engraver, ), The Beauties of the Dutch School, , 14 aquatint plates engraved by Apostool after various artists, most printed in sepia, on Whatman wove paper, each with letterpress leaf of text, contemporary ink inscription at head of title, light foxing, mostly marginal, contemporary half calf, gilt-stamped red morocco label on upper cover, rubbed, corners and spine ends worn, upper joint split, [cf. Abbey, Life 195, coloured copy], oblong folio, for J.Robson...and J.Edwards, 1793. ⁂ In the descriptions the editor, an anonymous London art dealer, also comments on the particular artist's skill and popularity, the provenance of some of his paintings, examples of items at auction and their prices. Regarding Paul Potter he writes: "At Mr Bramcamp's sale, at Amsterdam, I bid nine hundred pounds for a picture representing a Drove of Oxen (six feet by four), which was sold for nine hundred and five pounds...It was purchased for the Empress of Russia, but was unfortunately lost...in going to St. Petersburgh"Read more

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Beedham (R.John) Wood Engraving, Ditchling, S.Dominic's Press, 1925

Beedham (R.John) Wood Engraving, later issue, wood-engravings by Eric Gill, David Jones & others, original cloth-backed boards, uncut, slight staining to lower edges, dust-jacket, rubbed, Ditchling, S.Dominic's Press, 1925 § Sandeman (Christopher) Thyme and Begamot, one of 550 copies, wood-engravings by John O'Connor, Dropmore Press, 1947 § Nash (Thomas) The Unfortunate Traveller, limited edition, this one of the first 300 copies with illustrations by Haydn Mackey hand-coloured, Verona Society, 1930 § Masefield (John) The Wanderer of Liverpool, one of 525 copies signed by the author, colour frontispiece, plates, 1930, all but the first original cloth, most gilt, all uncut, the second with dust-jacket and slip-case, the third rubbed, the last with publisher's box (worn and split at edges); and 7 others, 8vo & 4to (11), Beedham (R.John), Wood Engraving, , later issue, wood-engravings by Eric Gill, David Jones & others, original cloth-backed boards, uncut, slight staining to lower edges, dust-jacket, rubbed, Ditchling, S.Dominic's Press, 1925 § Sandeman (Christopher) Thyme and Begamot, one of 550 copies, wood-engravings by John O'Connor, Dropmore Press, 1947 § Nash (Thomas) The Unfortunate Traveller, limited edition, this one of the first 300 copies with illustrations by Haydn Mackey hand-coloured, Verona Society, 1930 § Masefield (John) The Wanderer of Liverpool, one of 525 copies signed by the author, colour frontispiece, plates, 1930, all but the first original cloth, most gilt, all uncut, the second with dust-jacket and slip-case, the third rubbed, the last with publisher's box (worn and split at edges), ; and 7 others, 8vo & 4to, (11)Read more

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Australasia.- Australia.- King (Capt. Phillip Parker) Narrative of

Australasia.- Australia.- King (Capt. Phillip Parker) Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia, performed between the years 1818 and 1822, 2 vol., first edition, second issue with cancel titles (as usual), lacking half-titles and colophon leaf at end of vol.2, with 2 folding engraved maps and 13 engraved plates, mostly aquatint views after King, others natural history, one folding, wood-engraved illustrations, errata slips pasted to final leaves, some foxing to maps and plates, first map torn and slightly frayed at fold, folding plate 'Kingia Australis' creased and soiled, contemporary half calf, spines gilt, rubbed and faded, [Abbey, Travel 573; Ferguson 1130; Wantrup 84b], 8vo, 1827. ⁂ King was the first Australian-born hydrographer, son of Philip Gidley King the third Governor of New South Wales. He was commissioned to explore and chart the north and north-western coasts of Australia, completing areas not surveyed by Flinders, to establish British claims to the territory. The work was first issued in 1826 but is very rare, it was then re-issued with new title-pages the following year. "An essential inclusion in any collection of books relating to Australian coastal discovery". Wantrup p.162, Australasia.- Australia.- King (, Capt. Phillip Parker), Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia, , performed between the years 1818 and 1822, 2 vol., first edition, , second issue with cancel titles (as usual), lacking half-titles and colophon leaf at end of vol.2, with 2 folding engraved maps and 13 engraved plates, mostly aquatint views after King, others natural history, one folding, wood-engraved illustrations, errata slips pasted to final leaves, some foxing to maps and plates, first map torn and slightly frayed at fold, folding plate 'Kingia Australis' creased and soiled, contemporary half calf, spines gilt, rubbed and faded, [Abbey, Travel 573; Ferguson 1130; Wantrup 84b], 8vo, 1827. ⁂ King was the first Australian-born hydrographer, son of Philip Gidley King the third Governor of New South Wales. He was commissioned to explore and chart the north and north-western coasts of Australia, completing areas not surveyed by Flinders, to establish British claims to the territory. The work was first issued in 1826 but is very rare, it was then re-issued with new title-pages the following year. "An essential inclusion in any collection of books relating to Australian coastal discovery". Wantrup p.162Read more

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Golden Cockerel Press.- Barclay (John) Euphormio's Satyricon, one

Golden Cockerel Press.- Barclay (John) Euphormio's Satyricon, number 55 of 60 specially-bound copies, from an edition limited to 260, wood-engraved plates by Derrick Harris, all with border in red, original pictorial red morocco, gilt, spine ends slightly scuffed, slip-case, 1954 § Xenophon, of Ephesus. The Ephesian Story, number 51 of 75 specially-bound copies but lacking the additional suite of plates, from an edition limited to 300, illustrations by Eric Fraser, original pictorial green morocco, gilt, spine faded, slip-case, 1957 § Shelley (P.B.) Zastrozzi; A Romance, number 36 of 60 specially-bound copies with an additional suite of plates, from an edition limited to 200, wood-engravings by Cecil Keeling, original pictorial black morocco, gilt, additional suite of engravings loose in original envelope (frayed at edges), together in slip-case, 1955, all t.e.g., the first uncut, Golden Cockerel Press; and 10 others from the press, v.s. (13), Golden Cockerel Press.- Barclay (John), Euphormio's Satyricon, , number 55 of 60 specially-bound copies, from an edition limited to 260, wood-engraved plates by Derrick Harris, all with border in red, original pictorial red morocco, gilt, spine ends slightly scuffed, slip-case, 1954 § Xenophon, of Ephesus, . The Ephesian Story, number 51 of 75 specially-bound copies, but lacking the additional suite of plates, from an edition limited to 300, illustrations by Eric Fraser, original pictorial green morocco, gilt, spine faded, slip-case, 1957 § Shelley (P.B.) Zastrozzi; A Romance, number 36 of 60 specially-bound copies with an additional suite of plates, , from an edition limited to 200, wood-engravings by Cecil Keeling, original pictorial black morocco, gilt, additional suite of engravings loose in original envelope (frayed at edges), together in slip-case, 1955, all t.e.g., the first uncut, Golden Cockerel Press, ; and 10 others from the press, v.s. (13)Read more

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[Ponting (Herbert)] - Underwood & Underwood. Japan through the Stereoscope
[Ponting, Herbert] - Underwood & Underwood Japan through the Stereoscope, set of 100 numbered stereoviews, original book-style cloth-covered box, rubbed, 1904, [Ponting, Herbert] - Underwood & Underwood, Japan through the Stereoscope, set of 100 numbered stereoviews, original book-style cloth-covered box, rubbed, 1904 Forum Auctions
Aesop. Esopi appologi sive mythology cum quibusdam carminum et fabularum
Aesop. Esopi appologi sive mythology cum quibusdam carminum et fabularum additionibus Sebastiani Brant, 2 parts in 1 vol., woodcut portrait of Aesop to verso of first title, woodcut illustrations and initials, small portrait to verso of A1 in part 2, repairs to some leaves with occasional loss of text or image, a few leaves remargined, C4 with hole affecting woodcut to recto and text to verso, with the blank leaf s6 at end of part 1, but lacking final leaf M6 (?blank), good margins and apart from the faults and repaired leaves generally clean, 19th century blue straight-grain morocco, gilt, g.e., [Adams A291; Fairfax Murray German, 20], folio, Basel, Jacob Wolff de Pfortzheim, 1501. ⁂ First edition with Brants new section of 140 fables. The woodcuts which accompany Brants part are richer and more sophisticated than the rather naïve illustrations to the first part, which were based on Zainers cuts for the first illustrated edition (Ulm, c.1476). Aesop. Esopi appologi sive mythology cum quibusdam carminum et fabularum additionibus Sebastiani Brant, 2 parts in 1 vol., woodcut portrait of Aesop to verso of first title, woodcut illustrations and initials, small portrait to verso of A1 in part 2, repairs to some leaves with occasional loss of text or image, a few leaves remargined, C4 with hole affecting woodcut to recto and text to verso, with the blank leaf s6 at end of part 1, but lacking final leaf M6 (?blank), good margins and apart from the faults and repaired leaves generally clean, 19, th, century blue straight-grain morocco, gilt, g.e., [Adams A291; Fairfax Murray German, 20], folio, Basel, Jacob Wolff de Pfortzheim, 1501. ⁂, First edition with Brant, s new section of 140 fables. The woodcuts which accompany Brant, s part are richer and more sophisticated than the rather naïve illustrations to the first part, which were based on Zainer, s cuts for the first illustrated edition (Ulm, c.1476) Forum Auctions
Wright (Frank Lloyd) An Organic Architecture, 1939 & others by or
Wright (Frank Lloyd) An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy, 1939; When Democracy Builds, third impression, Chicago, 1945; Genius and the Mobocracy, 1949; The Future of Architecture, 1953; A Testament, 1957; The Living City, 1958; Wendingen: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright, facsimile reprint with double-folded pages, 1965; The Early Work, 1968; The Industrial Revolution Runs Away, limited edition facsimile, postage stamp of Fallingwater on front pastedown, 1969, most first editions, plates and illustrations, some folding, some colour, original cloth, all but the first and last three with dust-jackets, the last three with slip-cases, rubbed, some a little faded or frayed at edges, the last three damp-stained, all but the first two New York, the last three Horizon Press; and 4 others about Wright and his work, 4to & 8vo (13), Wright (Frank Lloyd), An Organic Architecture, : The Architecture of Democracy, 1939; When Democracy Builds, third impression, Chicago, 1945; Genius and the Mobocracy, 1949; The Future of Architecture, 1953; A Testament, 1957; The Living City, 1958; Wendingen: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright, facsimile reprint with double-folded pages, 1965; The Early Work, 1968; The Industrial Revolution Runs Away, limited edition facsimile, postage stamp of Fallingwater on front pastedown, 1969, most, first editions, , plates and illustrations, some folding, some colour, original cloth, all but the first and last three with dust-jackets, the last three with slip-cases, rubbed, some a little faded or frayed at edges, the last three damp-stained, all but the first two New York, the last three Horizon Press, ; and 4 others about Wright and his work, 4to & 8vo, (13) Forum Auctions
Astronomy.- Galilei (Galileo) Sidereus nuncius, Frankfurt, 1610.
Astronomy.- Galilei (Galileo) Sidereus nuncius, woodcut printer's device to title, illustrations and diagram within texts, as often lacking the folding plates of Pleiades (they have been present in only one copy at auction in the last 50 years), trimmed, just touching the first line of title and the odd headline, very small wormhole /trace within text, affecting the odd letter on those ff., occasional spotting, lightly browned, later vellum, rubbed and lightly marked, [Carli-Favaro 31; Cinti 28; PMM 113; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 7N], 8vo, Frankfurt, Poltheanus, 1610. ⁂ The rare pirate edition of Galileo's monumental work, which lay the foundation for modern astronomy and includes the first account of astronomical discoveries made with a telescope. It was published in the same year as the first edition and is the first of any of Galileo's works to be published outside of Italy. PMM calls these lunar observations 'some of the most important discoveries in scientific literature'. Provenance: 'S.S. Dunham' (pencil inscription, dated 16th October, 1931); Robert S. Dunham (sold Sotheby's, NY, 11th December, 1993, lot 680); Edward Tufte (sold Christie's, NY, 12th February, 2010, lot 14). Astronomy.- Galilei (Galileo), Sidereus nuncius, , woodcut printer's device to title, illustrations and diagram within texts, as often lacking the folding plates of Pleiades (they have been present in only one copy at auction in the last 50 years), trimmed, just touching the first line of title and the odd headline, very small wormhole /trace within text, affecting the odd letter on those ff., occasional spotting, lightly browned, later vellum, rubbed and lightly marked, [Carli-Favaro 31; Cinti 28; PMM 113; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 7N], 8vo, Frankfurt, Poltheanus, 1610. ⁂ The rare pirate edition of Galileo's monumental work, which lay the foundation for modern astronomy and includes the, first account of astronomical discoveries made with a telescope, . It was published in the same year as the first edition and is, the first of any of Galileo's works to be published outside of Italy, . PMM calls these lunar observations 'some of the most important discoveries in scientific literature'. Provenance: 'S.S. Dunham' (pencil inscription, dated 16th October, 1931); Robert S. Dunham (sold Sotheby's, NY, 11th December, 1993, lot 680); Edward Tufte (sold Christie's, NY, 12th February, 2010, lot 14) Forum Auctions
Gemany .- Gerning (Johann Isaak von) A Picturesque Tour along the
Germany.- Gerning (Baron Johann Isaak von) A Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne, first English edition, 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates after C.G.Schutz, list of subscribers, folding engraved map with routes hand-coloured at end, some light browning and offsetting, ink ownership stamp at head of title and front free endpaper, engraved book-label of E.Smith, contemporary calf stamped in gilt and blind, a little rubbed, rebacked with gilt spine and corners repaired, [Abbey, Travel, 217; Tooley 234], 4to, 1820. ⁂ The plates are in an early state (without numbering to top right corner) and plate 3 is state dated September 1819 rather than October. Germany.- Gerning (, Baron, Johann Isaak von), A Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, , from Mentz to Cologne, first English edition, , 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates after C.G.Schutz, list of subscribers, folding engraved map with routes hand-coloured at end, some light browning and offsetting, ink ownership stamp at head of title and front free endpaper, engraved book-label of E.Smith, contemporary calf stamped in gilt and blind, a little rubbed, rebacked with gilt spine and corners repaired, [Abbey, Travel, 217; Tooley 234], 4to, 1820. ⁂ The plates are in an early state (without numbering to top right corner) and plate 3 is state dated September 1819 rather than October Forum Auctions
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