Sinclair, John. The Statistical Account of Scotland. Drawn up from the Communications of the ministers of the Different Parishes. Collection of five Volumes including Volumes 7 (1793), 8 (1793), 10 (1794), 11 (1794) and 19 (1797). Including the County of Fife, County of Ayr, Syno of Glasgow etc. Original Edition. 5 Volumes. Edinburgh, William Creech, 1793 – 1797. Octavo. Collation: Volume 7: VI, 625 pages / Volume 8: (3), 650 pages / Volume 10: VIII, 637 pages / Volume 11: (4), 627 pages / Volume 19: VI, 631 pages. Illustrated with maps and illustrations ! Modern Hardcover (half cloth with marbled-paper covered boards. New endpapers. Excellent recent Masterbindings). Excellent condition of all five Volumes. Paper and illustrations in wonderful condition.
Scapula, Johannes Meurs / [Ioannes Meursius / Johannes van Meurs]. Lexicon Græco-Latinum; ex probatis auctoribus locupletatum, cum indicibus, et Graeco et Latino, auctis et correctis; additum auctarium dialectorum, intabulas compendiose dedactarum: accedunt lexicon etymologicum, cum thematibus investigatu difficilioribus et anomalis. Et Joannis Meursii Glossarium contractum, hactenus desideratum; vocabula ex appendice Askeviana, secundum literarum seriem inseruntur. Editio Nova, In Qua, Nunc Primum. Two Volumes in One (complete !). Glasguae (Glasgow), Andreas & Jacobus Duncan, 1816. Quarto (23.5 cm x 28 cm). VIII, 1966, 1018 pages plus 221 pages “Index Graecus”, plus 241 pages Index Latinus, plus 472 pages “Jacob Zuingeri – Graecarum Dialectarum Hypotyposis”. Hardcover / Stunning full leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Unusually excellent condition of this massive binding !! Some minor signs of wear to the very good and firm binding only. Upper and lower spine with some very minor damages. Some pages with some rather unimportant spotting and staining, some of the last few pages with some doogears only. Rare in this firm condition ! From the library of Daniel Conner, with his armorial bookplate / exlibris to pastedown with the Motto “Meen Sucker Reague”. Heavy book, will need some extra shipping costs depending on destination !
Spolasco, Baron [John Smith / John Williams / John William Adolphus Frederick Augustus Smith. [Signed by Baron Spolasco] Narrative of the Wreck of the Steamer Killarney: With Interesting Details Not Yet Published Relative to the Sufferings of Those who Were Left Desolate Upon the Rock in Renny Bay, For the greater part of three days and two entire nights, without Food or shelter, exposed to the fury of a tempestuous sea, which constantly washed over them; accompanied by Mr. Hull’s description of the ingenious contrivance by which they were finally rescued. The work is adorned by a beautiful lithographic representation of the Rock and surrounding scenery. To which is added a vignette portrait of the author, and an introductory dedication to Lady Roberts. By Baron Spolasco, one of the surviving sufferers. Original First Edition [Autographed / Signed / Inscribed Dedication copy]. Cork, Printed by F. Jackson, South Mall, 1838. Octavo. Portrait – Frontispiece of Spolasco, 72 pages including the lithograph of Renny Bay and several pages of statements advertising the cures and abilities of Baron Spolasco in which he was healing local irish people [excerpts from statements of cured people in local newspapers like the Limerick Star, Limerick Chronicle etc. are mentioned]. Early 20th century Hardcover / Half-leather binding by A. Thom & Co. Binders (Cork Bookbindery). With the printed dedication to Lady Roberts by Baron Spolasco, signed by Baron Spolasco in Crayon. Very good condition with some professional repairs to paper-corners. Small, minor damage to lower spine/frontcover. Bookplate of W.R.Westropp Roberts to pastedown. With a handwritten statement by WR Westropp Roberts to the front free endpaper: “″This copy of the Narrative of the wreck of the Steamer Killarney was presented by Baron Spolasco to Lady Roberts. In her efforts to aid the sufferers upon the rock she contracted a chill which proved fatal in the month of October of the year in which the wreck took place. The Parish Register of Tracton, Co. Cork contains, under the heading ‘Burials’, the following Entry: “b. Oct. 1838 Lady Elizabeth Caroline Roberts placed in this family vault at Ballyfoyle”. The book subsequently found its way into the hands of Messrs. Massey, Booksellers, Patrick Street, Cork, from whom I obtained it in the autumn of 1916. The Library Clerk had it bound for me in January 1917. WRWestropp Roberts’. Of utmost rarity !
[Chiari, Giovanni] Vascellini, Gaetano. Statue di Firenze [incluso: “Catalogo delle Statue del R. Giardino di Boboli colla Notizia dei Loro Autori”, “Catalogo delle Statue nel R. Palazzo de Pitti”, Catalogo delle Statue colla Notizia dei Loro Autori ec.” ec.] Tres Parti (complete) [Tutto dichiarato come prima parte]. Firenze, Presso Giuseppe Volpini Cartolaro, no year [c. 1765]. Octavo. Collation complete. Pagination: Part I (Primo): Frontispiece copper-engraving with Florence in the background, 8 pages of text with introduction by Giovanni Chiari and the catalogue of statues in Boboli Garden, 25 plates each with 4 copper-engravings of Statues in Boboli Garden. Part II (Seconda): Frontispiece copper-engraving with Florence in the background, 8 pages of text with catalogue of Statues in Palazzo Pitti, 41 plates each with 4 copper-engravings of Statues in Pitti Palace. Part III (Terza): Frontispiece copper-engraving with Florence in the background, 8 pages of text with catalogue of Statues [″Catalogo delle Statue colla Notizia del Loro Autori ec. (incl. Michelangelo Buonarotti, Donatello etc.). Original bookblock rebound by Bayntun in Bath in a subtle and charming modern cloth with gilt lettering on new spine-label. Original enpapers preserved. Exception condition of this rare 18th century publication with only very faint signs of foxing. Provenance: Richard Meade, Ballymartle. Rare and beautiful gallery of Florentine statues, with a view of Florence on the frontispieces. All plates created by Gaetano Vascellini (signed in the plate of the three frontispieces). Almost every table contains four copper engravings with copper engravings of Florentine statues; other plates illustrate groups of statues inside an oval. Also included are several full page (oblong) engravings of: 1. The fountain of Neptune (Fontana Nettuno); 2. Cosimo I. de Medici’s procession (entrance) into Siena as a ruler (1557); 3. Coronation scene of Cosimo die Medici in Rome; 4. Creazione al Ducato di Cosimo I. fatole dal Senato Fiorentino; 5. Ratto delle Sabine; 6. Base sulla Piazza di S. Lorenzo di Baccio Bandinelli con basso rilievo esprimente Giovanni de Medici Padre di Cosimo //
Carrol, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty-Two Illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. London, Macmillan & Co., 1959. 12.5 cm x 18.5 cm. 177 pages. Illustrations in black and white. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket. Very good condition with only very minor signs of external wear. The dustjacket with some tears.
[Turgenev, Ivan]. Berlin, Isaiah [translation]. First Love.[Pervaya lyubov]. Introduced by Robert Dessaix. Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso. London, The Folio Society, 2011. 19.5 cm x 25 cm. XIV, 74 pages. Original Hardcover, cloth-bound with gilt decoration and lettering. With slipcase. Excellent condition.
[Shakespeare Garden] Sinclair Rohde, Eleanor. Shakespeare’s Wild Flowers – Fairy Lore, Gardens, Herbs, Gatherers of Simples and Bee Lore. London, The Medici Society, 1935. 8°. XI, 235 pages. Original Hardcover in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Some traces of foxing to titlepage and edge. Exlibris to pastedown. Rare !
Dulac, Edmund. Edmund Dulac’s Fairy Book. Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations. [Includes: Snegorotchka – A Russian Fairy Tale / The Buried Moon – An English Fairy Tale / White Caroline and Black Caroline – A Flemish Fairy Tale / The Seven Conquerors of the Queen of the Mississippi – A Belgian Fairy Tale / The Serpent Prince – An Italian Fairy Tale / The Hind of the Wood – A French Fairy Tale / Ivan and the Chestnut Horse – A Russian Fairy Tale / The Queen of the Many-Coloured Bedchamber – An Irish Tairy Tale / The Blue Bird – A French Fairy Tale / Bashtchelik (Or, Real Steel): A Serbian Fairy Tale / The Friar and the Boy – An English Fairy Tale / The Green Serpent – A French Fairy Tale / Urashima Taro – A Japanese Fairy Tale / The Fire Bird – A Russian Fairy Tale]. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1916. 4°. Frontispiece, 169 pages plus 15 tipped-in illustrations by Edmund Dulac (including frontispice). Collation complete. Hardcover / Original, illustrated cloth. The binding in very good+ condition. All the illustrations in place and in excellent condition. Original endpapers in excellent condition.
Harte, Bret. Stories in Light and Shadow. Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1899. 17cm. 285 pages. Original hardcover / Beautiful quarter leather with gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition with only very minor signs of external wear. From the reference library of Hans Christian Andersen – Translator Erik Haugaard. With his Exlibris to the pastedown. With the initials of Haugaard’s father or grandfather (A.H. 1899) to the spine and his ownership stamp to the endpaper: A.Chr. Haugaard – Strandvej 201, Hellerup. [Collection of British authors. Tauchnitz edition].
Gilmour, David. The Long Recessional. The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling. London, John Murray, 2002. 16 x 24 cm. XII, 351 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Tallis, John / Rapkin, John. (1817 – 1876) Natal and Kaffraria (Eastern Cape of Africa) with Umzimvoobu, Ingali, Umbezana, Umzimkuli, Maritzburg, Durban, Umyoti, Drakenberg, Quathlamba or Drakenberg Range, Upper Tukula, Umzinyati, Zulu Country. With Vignettes and a beautiful, large illustration of the entrace to Port Natal and Port Natal and the town of Durban. London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Beautifully Framed. Size of frame with map: 35 cm x 45 cm. Size of the actual map: 27 cm x 37 cm. Excellent condition.
Alderson, Simon / Ball, Ralph / Barber, Edward. Phaidon Design Classics – Volume One / Volume Two / Volume Three. Original Edition. Three Volumes (Complete set). New York, Phaidon Press Limited, 2006. Quarto. 3300 pages with thousands of illustrations. Original Hardcover in special collectors protective Mylar. Excellent, close to new condition. The protective Mylar was especially cut so the volumes can be handled without damage to the aesthetic bindings.
[Emmet, Robert] Landreth, Helen. The Pursuit of Robert Emmet. With plates, including portraits. Dublin, Browne & Nolan, 1949. 14 x 12 cm XXIII, 427 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare in this excellent condition. Name and address of preowner on endpaper.
Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic). The Freaks of Mayfair. With illustrations by George Plank. London, The Folio Society, 2009. 15 x 23 cm. vii, 148 pages. Original Hardcover with protective slip-in case. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Pfeiffer, August. Introductio In Orientem, sive Synopsis Quaestionum Nobiliorum De Origine, Natura, usu et Adminiculis Lingg. (Linguae) Orientalium et Plerarumque Extra Europam: Ebraicae, Chaldaicae, Syriacae, Samaritanae, Punicae, Arabicae, Aethiopicae, Armenicae, Persicae, Turcicae, Copticae, Iberiae, Sinicae, Japonicae, Congensiae, Malaicae &c. First Edition. Jena, Heinrich Christoph Cröker, 1715. Small-8°. 24 nn., 190 Seiten plus14 Seiten Index Literarum et Vocum Ebraicarum / Index Queastionum et rerum / Index Autorum //. Originaler Pappband der Zeit. Sehr guter Zustand der Originalausgabe. Kleine Läsur am Titelblatt (fachmännsich hinterlegt). Vorsatzblatt fehlt.
Curwen, J.C. [John Christian]. Hints on Agricultural Subjects and on the best means of Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes. Second Edition, Improved and enlarged. London, Printed for J.Johnson, 1809. Large Octavo. Frontispiece, XXIV, 385 pages plus Errata leaf and 2 pages of references to the engravings. Original Hardcover (Interimsbinding). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The covers slightly rubbed. Uncut large paper copy. / Includes the name and ownership stamp of W. R. Meade from Ballymartle, near Kinsale (County Cork). Very Rare !!
[Rossetti, Dante Gabriel / Morris, William / Burne – Jones etc.] Welby, T. Earle. The Victorian Romantics 1850-70. The early works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, Burne-Jones, Swinburne, Simeon Solomon and their associates. Limited Edition (One of only 700 printed). London, Gerald Howe Ltd, 1929. 20cm x 25.5cm. X, 161 pages with beautiful Frontispiece by Simeon Salomon and 21 illustrations in total. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with some signs of wear to the binding. Internally very good with a few pencil-marks only.