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ADAM, William. THE LAW AND CUSTOM OF SLAVERY IN BRITISH INDIA, In a Series of Letters to Thomas Fowell Buxton, Esq. Boston: Weeks, Jordan, 1840. 8vo, 279pp. Later patterned cloth, leather spine label, gilt lettered, bookplate, some scattered foxing, otherwise a tight, good copy. $450. ¶ First Edition, the British edition issued later in the same year.

 

ADAMS, Arthur. NOTES FROM A JOURNAL OF RESEARCH INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF THE H.M.S. SAMARANG, Under the Command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher. London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1848. Tall 8vo, 225-532, 8 publisher’s catalogue pp, frontispiece. Publisher’s original maroon blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine with gilt illus. to upper board, lt foxing to first ff, spine sunned, corners bumped, top of lower board slightly bent and creased, owner’s sig., otherwise very good. $1250. ¶ First Separate Edition, originally issued as volume two in Captain Belcher’s A Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, published in the same year. Adams was the assistant surgeon to the expedition. Although the Belcher edition is rare, this separate issue of Adams’ monograph is not in OCLC, British Library, or the Hill. Catalogue. With the ownership signature of Scottish naturalist William Jardine on the title. Very scarce.

 

[ADAMS, Henry] DEMOCRACY. An American Novel. New York: Henry Holt, 1880. 8vo, (2), 374, 6 (ads)pp. Orig. mustard cloth decoratively blocked in black, spine lettered in gilt, orig. endpapers printed with ads. Light wear to spine ends, some light dustsoiling, ink notes on 1 prelim, blank, but still very good. $375.

¶ First Edition, second state or later, Blanck’s variant F. Democracy, Adams’ first novel, is his celebrated insider’s view of the corruption in Washington resulting from the pitfalls of capitalism. Adams had lived for several years in Washington writing finance articles, and his secretaryship to his father, Congressman Charles Francis Adams, as well as the details he collected from his family archives, gave him a perspective on politics so intimate that his authorship of Democracy could not be revealed until his death. BAL 11.

 

ADAMS, Henry. THE DEGRADATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC DOGMA. With an Introduction by Brooks Adams. New York: Macmillan, 1920. 8vo, xv, 317pp. Orig. cloth. Very good. $35. ¶ Reprint, first published a year earlier. The lengthy 122-page preface is considered to be one of Brooks Adams’ major contributions to the theory of civilization. Cf. BAL 40.

 

ADAMS, Henry; Samuel Chamberlain, photographer. MONT-SAINT-MICHEL AND CHARTRES with a New Introduction by Francis Henry Taylor. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1957. 4to, 350pp, photographic plates. Original grey buckram, morocco spine label, fine, in a lightly worn, marbled publisher’s slipcase, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Limited to 1500 copies signed by the photographer. Printed at the Press of A.Colish under the supervision of Thomas Maitland Cleland.

 

ADLER, Elkan Nathan. AUTO DE FE AND JEW. London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University, 1908. 8vo, 195pp, foldout facsimile as frontispiece, 1 foldout, 2 full page facsimiles. Blue cloth, spine label, wear to extremities, small loss to soiled label, gift inscription tipped-in to ffep, otherwise nearly very good. $125. ¶ First Edition. Exhaustive study of the Spanish Inquisition’s persecution, condemnation and execution of over 2000 Jews.

 

(Alaska). ALASKA AND THE NORTHWEST COAST. Rare Books and Manuscripts, Early Maps, Prints, and Paintings of Outstanding Historical Importance. New York: Edward Eberstadt, [n. d., 4to, 107pp, loose leaves. Printed wrappers, reproduced typed manuscript, wrappers detached and worn. $30. ¶ Catalogue 148 from famed Americana dealer Eberstadt, describing 475 items of rare Alaskiana.

 

ALBERTIS, E[nrico] A[lberto] d’. UNE CROISIERE SUR LE NIL. Khartoum-Gondokoro. Cairo: P. Diemer, [1908]. 8vo, (2), 262, (l)pp. With a frontispiece map of the valley of the Nile in color, & numerous illustrations incl. several full-page. Boards, blue leather backstrip unlettered, a very good copy with an ink inscription on the title-page. $35. ¶ First Edition in French of Una Crociera sul Nilo (1904). An interesting and well-illustrated account of a Nile expedition. Not in NUC which lists the Cairo edition from the same year only. The Cairo ed.: 5cc.

 

ALLEN, William, D.D. A DECADE OF ADDRESSES, Delivered From 1820 to 1829, to the Senior Classes at Bowdoin College; Together with An Inaugural Address: to Which is Added A Dudleian Lecture, Delivered May 12, 1830, at Harvard University. Portland: Samuel Colman, 1830. 8vo, 272pp, frontispiece with tissue guards. Brown cloth, black lettered on ivory spine label, untrimmed, some foxing, starting hinge, extensive sunning and wear to cover, good. $100. ¶ First Edition.

 

(American Revolution). THE GENTLEMAN’S AND LONDON MAGAZINE For November, 1780. London: n.p., 1780.

8vo, 577-632pp. Bound in 19th C. half red calf over red cloth, gilt lettered spine, marbled endpapers, some wear at extremities, mildly aged leaves, very good. $75. ¶ Features articles on The Fate of Major St. Andre, the British spy whose capture revealed Benedict Arnold’s betrayal; the Duke of Richmond; National Frugality; An Account of the Art of War, a poem, by the King of Prussia; An Account of India; A Concise Description of the North American Colonies; the Air of Naples; etc.

 

[AMOREUX, Pierre Joseph]. DISSERTATION HISTORIQUE ET CRITIQUE SUR L’ORIGINE DU CACHOU. Montpellier: Renaud, 1812. 8vo, 56pp. Wrappers, very good. $150. ¶ First Edition of this rare monograph on catechu, an extract of acacia and several other genuses used in dyeing, tanning, manufacture of fibrous substances, and pharmacy. The author seeks to discover who first identified it and where it was first put to its various uses. The doctor Pierre Joseph Amoreux (d.1824) was librarian of the medical school in Montpellier, where he published a great number of works on medicine, natural history and agriculture, including one of the earliest monographs on the cultivation of the olive tree. NUC cites one copy at Harvard.

 

ANDERSON, Abraham C. TRAILS OF EARLY IDAHO. The Pioneer Life of George W. Goodhart, and His Association with the Hudson’s Bay and American Fur Company’s Traders and Trappers. Illustrations: Photos by Abraham C. Anderson, Drawings by Jo G. Martin. Caldwell: Caxton, 1940. 8vo, 368pp, color frontispiece, 23 b&w illus. Brown cloth, green lettered, dust jacket, illus. endpapers, very good. $125. ¶ First Edition. Goodhart’s story in his own words, as told to Anderson. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 3644.

 

(Anti-Semitism - Henry Ford). THE JEWISH QUESTION. A Selection of the Articles (1920-22) Published by Mr. Henry Ford’s Paper The Dearborn Independent and Reprinted Later Under the General Title of The International Jew. Paris: Editions R.I.S.S., 1931. 8vo, 314pp. Printed wrappers, bookplate, very good. $250. ¶ Early, abridged reprint of the scurrilous series of anti-Semitic articles that first appeared in the great industrialist’s newspaper and later as four pamphlet volumes. The Jewish Question prints the letters and statements of apology between Henry Ford and Louis Marshall of the American Jewish Committee, as originally published in pamphlet form in 1927 by the Committee. Ford, sensing that his reputation required a major overhaul lest a serious boycott of his cars occur and sales stall, had reached out to Marshall, a prominent Jewish lawyer. Following the Ford-Marshall material, however, are three pages devoted to Ford’s ill-advised "apology," suggesting that the volume under notice was pro-Ford, and intended for English-speaking French anti-Semites, whose thoughts on the subject were no doubt being sharpened by Hitler’s rise to power next door; Ford underwrote the first German translation of this work which soon became a favorite of Der Führer. A list of anti-Semitic, anti-communist, and just plain weird publications from William Kullgen, including Mussolinni’s Place In Prophecy, is tipped-in to the half-title verso. A rare edition.

 

ARBUCKLE, Clyde. SANTA CLARA CO. RANCHOS. Cartiography and Illustrations by Ralph Rambo. Foreword by Theron Fox. San Jose: Harlan-Young Press, 1968. 4to, 46pp, frontispiece, 4 b&w photo-illus., tail margins illus., color map in rear pocket. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, fine. $60. ¶ First Edition of a history of the Spanish Grant Ranchos in California’s Santa Clara County, now the center of the computer industry.

 

ARCHAROUNI, Victoria. NUBAR PACHA. Un Grand Serviteur de L’Egypte (1825-1899). [?Cairo, ca. 1920]. 8vo, 238pp, frontispiece portrait. Later half red morocco over red cloth, gilt lettered, raised bands, owner’s stamp, fine. $85. ¶ First Edition

 

ARMITAGE, Merle. PAGANS CONQUISTADORS HEROES AND MARTYRS. Yucca Valley, CA.: Manzanita Press, (1960). 8vo, wrappers. Fine copy $30. ¶ A history of the southwest, with illustrations by Napolitano.

 

(Arundell of Wardour).WEBB, Edward Doran (ed.). NOTES BY THE 12th LORD ARUNDELL OF WARDOUR ON THE FAMILY HISTORY. London: Printed for Private Circulation by Longmans, Green, 1916. 8vo, vii, (1), 127, (1)pp, frontispiece, 18 engravings, 1 foldout genealogy chart. Cloth, gilt lettered, bookplate, a few heavily foxed leaves, some foxing to a few engravings’ margins, endpaper offsets, otherwise nearly very good.

$100. ¶ First Edition, a Presentation Copy, Inscribed and Signed by the Dowager Lady Arundell. NUC lists only 2 copies in library holdings.

 

ASCOLI, Georges. LA GRANDE-BRETAGNE DEVANT L’OPINION FRANÇAISE au XVIIe SIECLE. Paris: Librairie Universitaire J. Gamber, 1930. 2 vols, 8vo, viii, 517; 360pp. Orig. printed wrappers, tears to spine, missing 2"x 2" section to front cover of vol.I, uniformly browned, otherwise good copies. $25.

 

ASHTON, John. EIGHTEENTH CENTURY WAIFS. Essays on Social Life and Biography of the Eighteenth Century. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968. 8vo, iv. 353pp, dec. initials. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, fine. $25. ¶ Facsimile reprint of the London, Hurst & Blackett first edition of 1887. With publisher’s publicity notice laid-in.

 

ASHTON, John. THE ADVENTURES AND DISCOURSES OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH, Sometime President of Virginia, and Admiral of New England. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1969. 8vo, xx, 309pp, frontispiece, b&w text illus. throughout. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, near fine. $35. ¶ Facsimile reprint of the London, Caffell & Co. first edition of 1883.

 

ASHTON, John. THE DAWN OF THE XIXth CENTURY IN ENGLAND. A Social Sketch of the Times. With an Introduction by Leslie Shepard. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968. 8vo, 476pp, frontispiece, 114 b&w illus, dec. head & tailpieces. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, scuffed back cover, otherwise near fine. $25. ¶ Facsimile reprint of the London, Fisher Unwin first edition of 1885.

 

ASHTON, John. THE FLEET. Its River, Prison, and Marriages. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968. 8vo, xvi, 385pp, foldout illus. frontispiece, 64 b&w plates, dec. head & tailpieces. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, fine. $25. ¶ Facsimile reprint of the London, T. Fisher Unwin first edition of 1888.

 

ASHTON, John. VARIA. Being Essays on Such Historically Curious Matters as Princess Javasu, Queen Dick, and Samuel Pepys’ Musicality. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968. 8vo, 219pp, dec. headpieces, b&w text illus. throughout. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, fine. $25. ¶ Facsimile reprint of the London, Ward & Downey first edition of 1894.

 

(ASSIGNATS). ASSIGNAT DE CINQ CENTS, LIV, HYPOTHEQUE SUR LES DOMAINES NATIONAUX. [Paris]: 20 Pluviose l'an 2 de la Republique [1794] Numero 607, séries 4122. Printed in black. $35.

 

(Assignats). ASSIGNAT. PROMESSE DE MANDAT TERRITORIAL… pour Cent Francs. Paris, ca. 1792. Signed by Bourboulon & handnumbered 70952, série 22. Printed in orange. $35.

 

(ASSIGNATS). ASSIGNATS. Paris, ca. 1792. Uncut sheet of 10 Assignats de Cinq Livres, série 16528. Printed in black with embossed seal. Fine condition. $200. ¶ Assignats were the paper money issued by the French republic in 1789-94 in consequence of the scarcity of coins. They rapidly became devalued and were strongly opposed by Necker.

 

(ASSIGNATS). ASSIGNATS. Paris, ca. 1792. Uncut sheet of 20 assignats de Cinquante Sols, série 2685, Mai, 1793.Fine condition. Printed in black with pictorial border & with embossed seal $200.

 

AZCONA, Hector Azcona. TASCO: Mexican Sketches. Translated by Thomas J. Maleady. Mexico: Imprenta Mundial, 1935. 12mo, photo. plates. Original folding pictorial wrappers, lightly chipped, very good. $40. ¶ Charming history of the silver-mining town.

 

BACON, Francis. LETTERS… Written during the Reign of King James the First. Now Collected, and Augmented with Several Letters and Memoires, address’d by him to the King and Duke of Buckingham, which were never before Published. The Whole being Illustrated by an Historical Introduction and some Observations, and dispos’d according to the Series of Time. London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1702. 4to, (8), lxx, (2), 302, (2)pp. Calf antique, a very good copy. $400. ¶ First Edition, edited by Robert Stephens. Without the dedication leaf, which in many copies was cancelled owing to the death of William III before publication of the work. Gibson 245.

 

BAILEY, L.R. INDIAN SLAVE TRADE IN THE SOUTHWEST. A Study of Slave-Taking and the Traffic in Indian Captives. Los Angeles: Westerlore Press, 1966. 8vo, xvi, 236pp, 9 illus., map endpapers. Leatherette cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

(Balzac). BALDENSPERGER, Fernand. ORIENTATIONS ÉTRANGÈRES CHEZ HONORÉ DE BALZAC. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1927. 8vo, xvii, 274pp. Quarter morocco over marbled boards (orig. wrappers bound in), gilt letter on spine. Spine & extremities rubbed, bottom right corner of upper cover bumped; interior clean. Good. $40.

 

BAR HEBRAEUS, Gregory. GREGORII ABUPHALRAGII SIVE BAR-HEBRAEI CHRONICON SYRIACUM. E codicibus Bodleianis descripsit maximam partem vertit notisque illustravit Paulus Iacobus Bruns… editit ex parte vertit notasque adiecit Georgius Guilielmus Kirsch… Leipzig: Adamus Fridericus Boehemius, 1789. 4to, xvi, (4), 647, (1, blank), lii pp, lacks second volume containing orig. Syriac text, headpiece, text in Latin with notes in Syriac as well. Half leather over speckled paper boards, red morocco label, edges stained red. Boards rubbed with dampstain to leather, small penned inscription to spine, corners lightly bumped, library stamp & small ink inscription to title-page. Very good. $450. ¶ Early Edition of Gregory Bar Hebraeus’s Chronicle. The chronicle is divided into three parts: the first embraces the history of the world from its very beginning to the age of the author; the second examines the the patriarchs of Antioch of the Jacobites; the third reviews the primates, patriarchs, and "maphriani" of the East.

Gregory bar Hebreus, "Son of a Hebrew," (1226-1286) first studied medicine under his Jewish father who embraced Christianity. He then devoted himself to theology and philosophy, successively becoming Bishoip of Guba, of Lakaba, and of Aleppo, and eventually he was named primate of the eastern Jacobites. The Chronicle and a Syriac grammar are his best known works. He does not show any traces of his Jewish origin, and oddly enough none of his 31 works suggest that he ever studied Hebrew. The Jewish Encyclopedia calls him "the last great Syriac writer." Schnurrer p.138. From the library of Harold Lamb.

 

BARINE, Arvéde. LA GRANDE MADEMOISELLE. 1627-1652. New York: Putnam’s Sons, 1906. 8vo. Orginal red cloth, pencil notes, dog ears, good. $20. ¶ Biography of Anne-Marie-Louise d’Orleans. Later printing.

 

BARRAL, Le Comte de. ÉTUDE SUR L’HISTOIRE DIPLOMATIQUE DE L’EUROPE. Paris: Plon, 1885. 8vo, 386pp. Orig. printed wrappers; library markings in rear. Very good, unopened copy. $25. ¶ Première partie, covering the years 1648-1792. Second edition.

 

[BARTLETT, W.H.]. FORTY DAYS IN THE DESERT, On the Track of the Israelites; Or, A Journey From Cairo, by Wady Feiran, to Mount Sinai and Petra. By the Author of "Walks Around Jerusalem." London: Arthur Hall, [1848]. Tall 8vo, (2), iv, 206, (8 as publisher’s catalogue)pp, engraved frontispiece and t-p, 27 steel engravings, one foldout map, misc. text illus. Publisher’s original decorative cloth, gilt lettered, some soiling and lt wear to cloth, occasional foxing to plate margins, owner’s signature, otherwise very good. $300. ¶ ?First Edition, without date but signed by The Dowager Lady Gwen, 1848 on titlepage. Account of Bartlett's fourth journey to the Levant where he visited Egypt, Mount Sinai, and Syria. Cf. Blackmer 92. Cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy I 55.

 

BEAGLEHOLE, J.C. THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1974. 8vo, xi, (3), 760pp, frontispiece, illus. incl. one folding map. Blue cloth with d.j. Ink inscription and drawing on front flyleaf. Near fine. $75. ¶ First American printing.

 

BEAUMONT, Gustave de. MARIE Ou L’Esclavage aux Etats-Unnis, Tableau de moeurs Américaines. Paris: Librairie de Charles Gosselin, 1835. 2 vols, 8vo, xiii, 318, 410pp. Later quarter calf over marbled boards, heavy rubbing to backstrips, occasional pale foxing, otherwise a tight, very good set. $450. ¶ Second Edition, Revised and Corrected, originally issued earlier in the same year. A didactic novel of slavery in Jacksonian America. Beaumont explored America together with Tocqueville for nine months, ostensibly to study the country's penitentiary system. But, as Tocqueville later explained, this was a pretext, "an excuse: [we] used as a passport that would allow [us] to go everywhere in the United States." A powerful indictment of slavery in the United States not translated into English until 1958. Sabin 4188. Bourquelot I, 223.

 

BECKWITH, George C[one]. THE PEACE MANUAL: Or, War and its Remedies. Boston: American Peace Society, 1847. 12mo, 252pp. Orig. blind-stamped cloth, spine faded, some foxing and browning, otherwise good. $100. ¶ First Edition. Beckwith (1800-70), a Congregational minister, devoted himself to the service of the American Peace Society, of which he was a secretary for 33 years and edited its magazine The Advocate of Peace. This work, in condemning "the great duel of nations" provides arguments against war by painting its physical and moral evils and proposes peaceful remedies such as a congress of nations.

 

[BEER, Johann Cristoph] KURZTER ENTWURF DES LEBENS DER KONIGE IN ENGELLAND, vov der Zeit an als die Sachsen und Angeln sich derselben Insul bemachtiget Biss auf die jetztige Regierung. Mit schonen Kupffer=Figurren und Conterfaiten der Konige geziert. Zun zweitenmal anitzo aufgeleget und an unterscheidlichen Orten um Merclickes verbessert. Nurnberg: zu finden beJohann Hoffman, 1676. 12mo, (20), 456pp. With 23 copper-plates by Schallenberger. Contemp. vellum, text lightly browned, library mark on title, still a very good copy. $750. ¶ Revised second edition. Part I lists & describes rulers of the seven Saxonian kingdoms, part II lists & describes kings before William the Conqueror, part III is divided into descriptions of the reigning of English kings from William the Conqueror to Charles II. Holzmann, Deutsches Anonymen Lexicon VI, no. 4308. Not in Grasse, Brunet. NUC list this ed. only, with 1 copy at MiU.

 

BELKNAP, Captain Reginald R. THE YANKEE MINING SQUADRON or Laying the North Sea Mine Barrage. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1920. 8vo, 110pp, frontispiece, 15 b&w photoreproductions and illus. Black cloth, gilt lettered, lt.-mod. wear to extremities, a bit of spotting, owner’s embossed stamp, otherwise, very good. $35. ¶ Association Copy, signed "‘I was there.’ World War I. Arthur Kerns. 1918. Inverness, Scotland," with his embossed notary public stamp. Second printing of the 1919 first issue.

 

BELL, Archie. SUNSET CANADA. British Columbia and Beyond. An Account of its Settlement; Its Progress from the Early Days to the Present, Including a Review of the Hudson’s Bay Company; Its Amazing Variety of Climate; Its Charm of Landscape… Boston: Page, 1918. Tall 8vo, xii, 320pp, color frontispiece, 55 plates, 7 in color, 1 foldout color map. Brown cloth, gilt stamped illus. and dec., laid-on color illus., teg, illus. endpapers, minor wear, near fine. $100. ¶ First Edition, Signed by the Author. One of "two well-written travel books" (OCCHL, p.100) on British Columbia.

 

BELL, Douglas. ELIZABETHAN SEAMEN. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, [1936]. 8vo, ix, 323pp, 7 plates, 8 maps (1 folding). Original blue cloth. A few pages dog eared, spine faded, very good. $20. ¶ First American Edition, from the British sheets. Accounts of England’s most famous seamen, including Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh, who established Britain as ruler of the seas during this great period of naval expansion.

 

BERSANI, Jacques, et al. LA LITTÉRATURE EN FRANCE DEPUIS 1945. Paris: Bordas, 1970. 8vo, 864pp, illus (many color). Orig. printed wrappers. Fine. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

[BERTOLDI, Giuseppe]. MEMOIRS OF THE SECRET SOCIETIES OF THE SOUTH OF ITALY, Particularly the Carbonari. Translated from the Original MS. London: John Murray, 1821. 8vo, xvi, 235, (1)pp, frontis. &11 plates (7 folding). Orig. boards, nearly rebacked, orig.label. Fine. $600. ¶ First Edition and only English edition, not published in Italian until 1904. Attributed to one Bertoldi, this volume, replete with a dozen early lithographs by Hullmandel, recounts the activities of the liberal underground society, the Carbonari. Bringing together Italians of different classes and provinces and probably an offshoot of the Freemasons (though the author considers them descendants of the German and Scottish Colliers who sought refuge from tyranny in the woods), the society was formed to overthrow tyranny and foreign rule. Their importance arose during the Napoleonic Wars. Comprising nobles, officers, peasants and even priests, the society had numerous fantastic ritual symbols taken from Christianity and from the trade of charcoal-burning, which was practised in the mountains of Calabria and Abruzzi. Their efforts were tirelessly opposed, and Ferdinand even set up his own secret society, as we learn in this volume, called the Calderai del Contrappeso (braziers of the counterpoise), recruited from the brigands and low-lifes of the people. Nevertheless, Carbonarism sprung up throughout Italy, and the revolution of 1820 was entirely their own product, several of the regiments being made up entirely of Carbonari. Louis Napoleon was known to be a Carbonaro, and the movement also spread to France. Carbonarism would later play a certain role in the Italian Risorgimento and the revolutions of 1848-49, 1859-60, and 1866. See Hobsbawn, Primitve Rebels, ch. 9 (who reproduces from this book one of the oaths the initates had to swear).

 

BERTRAND, Louis. LOUIS XIV. Pairs: Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit, (1924). 4to, (2), 362, (1), frontispiece & engraved title, 23 plates, numerous head & tailpiece. Orignal printed wrappers, glassine dust jacket. Light chipping, lightly overopened, text clean, very good. & unopened. $50. ¶ First Illustrated Edition of this great history of Louis XIV, inscribed by the author. Louis-Marie-Emile Bertrand (1866-1941), most celebrated among laymen for his novels on French colonial life in North Africa, was the author of the popular works Le Sang des races (1899), Saint Augustin (1913), Les Martyrs africains (1930), and many others. Thième I, p.214. Talvart & Place 31B.

 

(Bibliotheca Lindesiana). HANDLIST OF PROCLAMATIONS ISSUED BY ROYAL AND OTHER CONSITUTIONAL AUTHORITIES. 1714-1910. George I to Edward VII. Together with an Index of Names and Places. New York: Burt Franklin, (1967). Lg. 4to, xxiv, (420), 182pp. Orig. blue cloth. Slightest external wear, otherwise fine. $85. ¶ One of 200 copies of this reprint of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana VIII.

 

BIRCH, Walter de Gray. MEMORIALS OF THE SEE AND CATHEDRAL OF LLANDAFF. Derived From the Liber Landavensis, Original Documents in the British Museum, H. M. Record Office, the Margam Muniments, Etc. With Illustrations. Neath: John E. Richards, 1912. 4to, vii, (1), 427pp, frontispiece, 19 b&w plates. Half brown morocco over green cloth boards, gilt lettered, raised bands, teg, bookplate, occasional mild foxing, joints, edges rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. $200. ¶ First Edition, a Presentation Copy from the publisher to the Bishop of Llandaff, with slip laid-in.

 

BISHOP, Morris. THE ODYSSEY OF CABEZA DE VACA. New York: The Century, 1933. 8vo, vii, 306pp, frontispiece, 7 b&w illus., 3 maps. Terra cotta cloth, gilt lettering to black stamped labels, a nice, very good copy. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

BLAKE, Clagette. CHARLES ELLIOT R.N. A Servant of Britain Overseas. London: Cleaver-Hume Press, 1960. 4to, xvi, 130pp, frontispiece, 9 plates, 1 map. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to pale blue stamped spine label, dust jacket, bookplate, fine in like dj. $45. ¶ First Edition. Biography of the British naval officer who worked in the Foriegn and Colonial Office, played a role in the Opium Wars, the abolition of slavery, the Texas war of Independence from Mexico, and was governor of Bermuda and Trinidad.

 

BLANVILLAIN, J[ean?] F[rançois] C. LE PARISEUM, ou Tableau de Paris, en l'An XII (1804)... Paris: Henrichs, Le Normand, Petit, Debray, Mongie, [1804.] Sm. 8vo, xxx, 317pp. Folding engraved frontispiece map of Paris with highlights in red and blue.Original wrappers, printed label, repaired, a fine copy in original format as issued. $300. ¶ First Edition. This rare guide to Paris under Napoleon includes information on museums, shops, shows, buildings and other tourist attractions, addresses of writers and artists, details on the mail, banking and money systems, etc. Rare: not in NUC (a second edition only, in 5 copies).

 

BLOOMFIELD, Paul. UNCOMMON PEOPLE. A Study of England’s Elite. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955. 8vo, xi, 210pp. Half red calf, gilt lettered, red boards, mild rubbing, some mild dappling to boards, bookseller’s stamp, otherwise near fine. $50. ¶ Hansomely bound publisher’s prepublication copy of the first edition without illustrations, with blank Dedication, Acknowledgment and Index.

 

BLUNT, Wilfrid Scawen. THE NEW SITUATION IN EGYPT. London: Burns & Oates, 1908. 8vo, 19pp, printed on Abbey Mills watermarked paper, orig. printed title-wrappers, very good. $30. ¶ Reprinted from the Manchester Guardian, this article by Blunt (1840-1922) discusses the possiblility of self-government for the Egyptians.

 

(Bobart). KRANTZ, Albert. CHRONICA REGNORUM AQUILONARIUM DANIAE SVETIAE NORVAGIAE... Strassburg: Johannes Schott, 1548 (privilege dated 1546). Folio (8), 755, (11)pp Large woodcut arms and woodcut initials depicting Dance of Death series, contemp. oak-boards with blindstamped calf, rebacked, rubbed and partly defective, one of the two clasps missing, title-page strengthened, margins of last leaves defective, some waterstaining and worming , but overall a good copy. $1500. ¶ First Edition of this chronicle with the ownership inscriptions of Arnhold von Bobart (1661) and G. Schwanenfeld (1789). Bobart was of a family of famed naturalists commemorated in Linne’s plant family Bobartia. The German geographer Krantz (1450-1517) was born in Hamburg and followed a most distinguished scholastic and diplomatic career. After his death accusations of plagiarism and bad faith were raised and the censors attacked his printed works, making them scarcer than one might expect. Adams 2871. Brunet IV, 696. Graesse III. 47 (both cite 1583 ed. only). See Fueter, Geschichte de neueren Historiographie, 192-194.

 

[BOISSIEU], Denis Salvaing de. DE L’USAGE DES FIEFS ET AUTRES DROITS SEIGNEURIAUX. Grenoble: André Faure, 1731. 4to, (14), 326; (16), 252; 74, (2)pp. Full calf gilt, label lacking. Hinges a little shaky, edges rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. $325. ¶ Third edition, revised and enlarged. Salvaing (1600-83), a lawyer and powerful adviser to the court, published this legal work on fiefs and other seignorial rights first in 1664; it went through three successful editions, of which this is the most elaborate, containing many practical examples and references to Roman law. Not in Kress or Marke. Quérard VIII, 424. Cioranescu 61416.

 

BOITEAU, M. Paul. MÉMOIRES DE MADAME D’ÉPINAY. Édition Nouvelle et Complète avec des additions. Tome Second. Paris: Charpentier, [n.d.]. 8vo, 500pp. Black cloth, gilt spine; foot of spine rubbed, ex-libris stamp on f.e.p., otherwise very good. $15.

 

BONALD, [Louis Gabriel Ambroise] de. DU DIVORCE, Considéré au XIXè Siècle relativement à l’Etat Public de Société. Paris: Adrien Le Clere, 1805. 8vo, (3), 306pp. Old half green vellum, joints rubbed. $300. ¶ Second edition. This study, one of the principal works on marriage and divorce, considers the subject historically, legally, and philosophically. The author (1754-1840) was famous for having predicted in 1796 the return of the Bourbons, though he did not specify when. His first book was, as a consequence, suppressed in 1796; he returned to France for Napoleon’s coronation and rose to a position of considerable political power as a minister of state in the 1820’s. His politics were most conservative; he opposed freedom of the press and chaired the commission of censorship. Not in Marke or Quérard. No edition in NUC.

 

BOTTA, Paolo Emilio. OBSERVATIONS ON THE INHABITANTS OF CALIFORNIA 1827-1828. Translated by John Francis Bricca. Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1952. 8vo, (4), 20, (1 as colophon)pp. Quarter gray cloth over gray boards, gilt lettered spine, illus. endpapers, very fine. $175. ¶ First Edition, limited to 140 copies printed by Los Angeles printer Will Cheney. With portrait of James Kirker, printed by Muir Dawson for subscribers of Dawson’s Early California Travels Series, laid-in. Scarce.

 

BOUGEANT, P. HISTOIRE DES GUERRES ET DES NEGOCIATIONS Qui Precederent Le Traite’ de Vestphalie, Sous le regne de Louis XIII. & le Ministere du Cardinal de Richelieu & du Cardinal Mazarin; Composée sur les Mémoires du Comte D’Avaux, Ambassadeur du Roi Très-Chrétien dans les Cours du Nord, en Allemagne & en Hollande, & Plenipotentiaire au Traité de Munster. Paris: Jean Mariette, 1744. 4to, (14), 3-599, (32 as table of contents), (1 as errata)pp, title vignettes, initials, head and tail pieces. Full vellum, inked lettering to spine, bookplate removed from fpep, library stamp, some soiling to vellum, otherwise internally clean, a very good copy. $600. ¶ Expanded edition of Bougeant’s study of the Thirty Years War, first issued in 1727. It was compiled mainly from the memoirs of Avaux, minister plenipotentiary during the negotiations which led to the Treaty of Münster. Bougean was the basis for many later works on the subject and remains an important source. Scarce. Backer-Sommervogel I, col. 1883, no. 21. OCLC note 4 copies.

 

BOURBON, Auguste de (a.k.a. Augustus Meves). THE DAUPHIN - LOUIS XVII, KING OF FRANCE. His Deliverence From the Tower of the Temple at Paris, Adoption, and Subsequent Career in England. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1876. 8vo, viii, 119, (6)pp, Woodburytype frontis, shoulder notes. Original royal blue cloth, gilt, light soiling & foxing, ink stamp, bookplate, front hinge starting, otherwise very good. $200. ¶ First Edition, with sheet music to "Vive La Liberté." A rare and interesting work in which the author claims his father to be Louis XVII, who secretly escaped from the tower during the French Revolution and grew up in England under the assumed name of Augustus Meves.

 

BOWLES, Samuel. OUR NEW WEST. Records of Travel Between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. Over the Plains - Over the Mountains - Through the Great Interior Basin - Over the Sierra Nevadas - To and Up and Down the Pacific Coast. With Details of the Wonderful Natural Scenery, Agriculture, Mines, Business, Social Life, Progress, and Prospects of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia; Including a Full Description of the Pacific Railroad; and of the Life of the Mormons, Indians, and Chinese. Hartford: Hartford Publishing, 1869. 8vo, 524pp, frontispiece, 12 illus., 1 map. Later full brown crushed morocco, gilt lettering to black morocco spine labels, gilt rules, some rubbing to edges and extremities, slight loss at headcap, otherwise internally tight and clean, a very good copy. $125. ¶ First Edition. Flake 767. Rader 432. Sabin 7079. Smith 984. Cf. Cowan p.23.

 

BRAY, René. LA FORMATION DE LA DOCTRINE CLASSIQUE EN FRANCE. Paris: Hachette, 1927. 8vo, (4), 389, (2)pp. Red cloth, gilt spine. Bookplate, edges of final signatures foxed. Very good. $45. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author on flyleaf.

 

BREIHAN, Carl W. GREAT LAWMEN OF THE WEST. New York: Bonanza Books, (1963). 8vo, 190pp. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $20. ¶ First Edition.

 

BREIHAN, Carl W. OUTLAWS OF THE OLD WEST. New York: Bonanza Books, (1957). 8vo, 224pp. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in very good dj.. $25. ¶ First Edition.

 

BRININSTOOL, E.A. TROOPERS WITH CUSTER. Historic Incidents of the Battle of The Little Big Horn. Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1952. 8vo, (10), 343pp, frontispiece, 63 b&w photo-illus. Yellow cloth, blue lettered, dust jacket, near fine in near very good dj. $35. ¶ First Edition thus, Signed by the Author. Revised and expanded edition with many new illustrations of a small volume originally entitled A Trooper With Custer and issued in 1925.

 

BROOKES, Richard, M.D. THE GENERAL GAZETTEER: Or, Compendious Geographical Dicitonary Containing a Description of the Empries, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities… in the Known World… London: F.C. & J. Rivington… 1820. 8vo, unpaginated, ca. 1000pp, with 8 folding maps. Old calf, the front board loose and oversewn, spine worn & split, foot chipped, contents very good. $300. ¶ Seventeenth edition, "with very considerable additions and improvements."

 

[BROSSE, Etienne]. LES CHAMITES. Indes Pré-Aryennes (Berceau). Origines des Egyptiens, Libyens, Sabéens, Chananéens et Phéniciens, des Polynésiens, de la Civilisation Chaldéo-Babylonienne, de celle de l’Amérique Centrale, du Calendrier, des Mégalithes, des Noms de Nombre, de la Métallurgie, &c, &c, Site du Paradis Terrestre. Par Viçwá-Mitra. Paris: Maisonneuve, 1892. Royal 8vo, xii, 786pp. Orig. printed wrappers chipped, very good. $75. ¶ Second and best edition, substantially revised and enlarged and with 2pp of errata. Brosse published several works on anthropology; this work is a very substantial study of the origins of the earliest races including Polynesia, Central America, and the Middle East.

 

[BRUNET, Pierre Nicolas]. ABREGE CHRONOLOGIQUE DES GRANDS FIEFS de la Couronne de France; Avec la Chronologie Des Princes et Seigneurs Qui les Ont Possédés Jusqu'à Leurs Réunions à la Couronne: Ouvrage Qui Peut Servir de Supplément à L'Abrégé Chronologique de l'Histoire de France, par M. le Président Hénault. Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant, Chez J. Th. Hérissant, 1759. 8vo, xxvi, (6), 536, (6)pp. Full mottled calf, gilt lettering to maroon morocco spine label, raised bands, gilt compartments, French fillets, marbled edges, bookplate, some rubbing, crackling and wear to spine extremities, otherwise a nice, tight, very good copy. $250. ¶ First Edition, with page 536 incorrectly numbered 436, cancellandum and cancellans both present in gathering B, and inserted leaf in gathering C. Scarce. Barbier I, column 17. Brunet I, column 14.

 

BUCHANAN, George. AN APPENDIX TO THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND. Containing I. A Detection of the Actions of Mary Queen of Scots, Concerning the Murder of her Husband, and her Conspiracy, Adultery, and Pretended Marriage with Earl Bothwell… II De Jure Regni apud Scotos: Or, a Discourse Concerning the Due Privilege of Government in the Kingdom of Scotland. To Which is Added, the Genealogie of all the Kings of Scotland… London: Sam. Palmer…, 1721. 8vo, (14), 352pp, frontispiece engraving, head and tailpieces. Contemp. calf, blocked in blind, calf label. Joints barely cracked but still very strong, text clean, very good. With the bookplate of the Earl of Orrery. $750. ¶ First Collected Edition of these immensely influential essays by the greatist Scottish humanist. In the famous "Detection," Buchanan demonstrates that the so-called "Casket Letters," addressed to the earl of Bothwell, were in Mary’s hand and that she was therefore responsible for Lord Darnley’s murder. The "Detection" is characterized by a number of peculiarities; one of these is that it is almost the same composition as the "Book of Articles," in which James Stuart, Earl of Murray, first formulated the charge against Mary. Murray’s relationship to Buchanan was apparently quite close, and when the charge against Murray of the murder of Darnley fell flat, Mary’s adherents shifted their focus from Murray to Buchanan himself, arguing that he had forged the documents implicating Mary. While it is extremely unlikely that Buchanan had done such a thing, he is not beyond reproach: he was a willing pawn of Murray’s policy and, assuming the documents were forgeries, Buchanan, as t

 

BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de. CORRESPONDANCE DE BUFFON DE 1729-1788. Recueillie et Annotée par M. Nadault de Buffon, son arrière-petit-neveu. Deuxième édition, revue et corrigée augmentée d’un grand nombre de lettres inédites et de nombreuses notes précédée d’une preéface par J.-L. de Lanessan. Tome Premier. Paris: Librairie Abel Pilon, [ca. 1890]. 2 vols in one, lg. 8vo, xx, 459; (4),431pp, 2 frontispieces, 7 plates. Quarter morocco over speckled boards, raised bands, gilt letter on spine, extremities rubbed, interior lightly browned, else very good. $125. ¶ Collected correspondence of the great naturalist (1707-88). Buffon spent the greater part of his life at his chateau de Montbard and gathered much of his scientific facts from correspondents all over the world.

 

BUNGENER, L.F. HISTORY OF THE COUNCIL OF TRENT. From the French of…With the Author’s Last Corrections and Additions Communicated to the Translator. Edinburgh: Thomas Constable, 1853. 8vo, vii, 560pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt lettering to onlaid morocco spine label, gilt dec. compartments, gilt ruled borders, marbled edges, mild wear, near fine. $75. ¶ Second edition of David D. Scott’s translation, originally issued in the prior year.

 

BUNYON, Charles John. MEMOIRS OF FRANCIS THOMAS McDOUGALL Sometime Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak and of Harriette His Wife by her Brother… London: Longmans, Green, 1889. 8vo, 368pp, frontispiece, 1 portrait. Rebound in gray cloth, gilt lettering and rules, a fine copy. $250. ¶ FIrst Edition. Rare.

 

BURCKHARDT, John Lewis. TRAVELS IN SYRIA AND THE HOLY LAND. London: John Murray, 1822. 4to, xxiii, 668pp, portrait frontispiece after a drawing by Henry Salt & 6 maps (2 folding). 19th cent. half calf, gilt morocco label, teg. Occasional light spotting, but a fine, scarcely trimmed copy with the half-title. $3750. ¶ First Edition of a travel classic. Burckhardt settled in Aleppo in 1810, where he spent three years learning Arabic. In 1812 he was the first European to visit Petra and in 1814, disguised as an Arab, he visited Mecca. He was the first European to visit Petra. The book was edited by Martin Leake from Burckhardt’s papers and published posthumously. Blackmer 237.

 

 

BURTON, Richard F. WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA From Liverpool to Fernando Po. By F.R.G.S. With Map and Illustration. London: Tinsley Brothers,1863. [Vancouver: Pierway Inc., 2001]. 2 vols, x, 8vo, 303; vi, 295pp, frontispiece & a folding map. Purple-brown cloth, gilt & blind stamped. Mint, at published price. $200. ¶ Remarkably fine facsimile limited to 500 hand-bound copies. The stock, endpapers, and binding cloth reproduce the qualities of the Victorian original with superb accuracy. In this coastal journey, Burton traveled to Freetown (Sierra Leone), Cape Coast Castle, Lagos, and Fernando Po. Copies of the first edition now sell for three to four thousand dollars.

 

BYHAN, Arthur. LA CIVILISATION CAUCASIENNE. Préface et Traduction du George Montandon. Avec 55 Figures, 3 Cartes et 24 Planches hors Texte. Paris: Payot, 1936. 8vo, 259pp, 55 text figures, 3 maps, 24 plates. Later half blue morocco over gray cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, raised bands, owner’s stamps, two leaves wrinkled, otherwise fine. $125. ¶ First Edition in French from the original German. The manners, customs, economy, mores, and others aspects of the civilization of the peoples of the Caucasus are detailed in this scarce study.

 

BYRON, John. [with] THICKNESSE, Philip. THE NARRATIVE OF THE HONOURABLE JOHN BYRON (Commodore in a Late Expedition Round the World) Containing An Account of the Great Distresses Suffered by Himself and His Companions on the Coast of Patagonia, From the Year 1740, Till Their Arrival in England, 1746. With a Description of St. Jago De Chili, and the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants. Also a Relation of the Loss of the WAGER Man of War, One of Admiral Anson’s Squadron. London: Ptd. for S. Baker and G. Leigh, 1768 [Bound with] OBSERVATIONS ON THE CUSTOMS AND MANNERS OF THE FRENCH NATION…by Philip Thicknesse. London: Ptd. for Robert Davis, et al, 1766. 8vo, viii, 257, frontispiece, 115, (1) as adv. pp. Original 18th century full calf backstrip over repapered boards, red and black morocco spine labels, gilt lettered, wear to joints, interior unusually bright and clean, overall good. $750. ¶ Second edition, issued in the same year as the first. John Byron (1723-1786), a Vice-Admiral, was the grandfather of Lord Byron the poet. As a young midshipman, Byron was attached to the Wager, a storeship in Commodore Anson’s squadron. While rounding Cape Horn, the Wager shipwrecked on the southern coast of Chile, and the survivors endured dreadful, grueling hardships before making their way back to England. In Don Juan, Lord Byron wrote: "His sufferings were comparative/To those related in my grand-dad’s narrative." Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792) was a lieutenant-governor of Landguard Fort, Suffolk, and was painter Thomas Gainsborough’s patron for over twenty years. A prolific writer, his books on Georgia colony, Jamaica, and continental Europe are considered quite interesting. Lowndes’ I, p.34. Heawood, History of Geographical Discovery in the 17th and 18th Centuries p. 202.

 

CAHU, Théodore and Maurice Leloir. RICHELIEU. Avant Propos de Gabriel Hanotaux. Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne/Combet & Cie, 1904. Folio, iv, 84pp, frontispiece, 40 chromolithograph illus. incl. 36 full-page and 2 double-page plates. Publisher’s original stamped and embossed pictorial green cloth, lettered in gilt, red and black, some wear at extremities, text browning, otherwise clean, bright, very good. $300. ¶ Stunning album on the famous 17th century French statesman with watercolor illustrations by Leloir and text by Cahu in a magnificent polychrome publisher’s binding with pages held by stubs to allow full spread of illustrations. A very striking volume. Second edition.

 

CAHUN, Léon. INTRODUCTION A L’HISTOIRE DE L’ASIE. Turcs et Mongls. Des Origines à 1405. Paris: Armand Colin, 1896. 8vo, xiii, 519pp. Orig. cloth, ink notation to verso of p. (520), very good. $100. ¶ First Edition. The comprehensive study considers the Turks and Mongols in their roles as intermediaries between the Persian and Chinese civilizations and discusses the Turks’ and Mongols’ assimilation of others cultures. From the library of Harold Lamb.

 

CALEF, Robert. MORE WONDERS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD: Or, The Wonders of the Invisible World, Displayed in Five Parts…To Which is Added, a Postscript, Relating to a Book entitled, "The Life of Sir William Phips." Salem, MA: William Carlton, 1796. 8vo, 318, (2 as adv.)pp. Contemporary full sheep, old rebacking, gilt lettering to maroon spine label, loss at spine head, label intact, rear hinge starting, front hinge cracked, heavy rubbing, cornerwear, some foxing, age-toning throughout, a fairly good copy. $250. ¶ First American Edition, originally published at London, 1700. With opening notice by Cotton Mather. Part I. - An Account of the Sufferings of Margaret Rule, written by the Rev. C. M. [Cotton Mather]. Part II. - Several Letters to the Author, &c., and his Reply relating to Witchcraft. Part III. - The Differences Between the Inhabitants of Salem-Village, and Mr. Parris, thier Minister, in New England. Part IV. - Letters of a Gentleman uninterested, endeavoring to prove the received opinions about Witchcraft to be Orthodox. Part V. - A Short Historical Account of Matters of Fact in the Affair. Part I was printed surreptitiously from a transcript of Mather’s manuscript. Holmes, Cotton Mather, A Bibliography 15B.

 

(California) MALONEY, Alice Bay (ed.). FUR BRIGADE TO THE BONAVENTURA. John Work’s California Expedition 1832-1833 for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Edited by…from the Original Manuscript Journal in the Provincial Archives of British Columbia. With a Forword by Herbert Eugene Bolton and a Hitherto Unpublished Letter of John Work. San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1945. Tall 8vo, xxii, 112pp, frontispiece, 3 illus., 1 foldout map. Lt. brown cloth, paper title labels, fine. $85. ¶ First Published Edition, limited to 500 copies finely printed by Alfred and Lawton Kennedy at the Westgate Press.

 

CALTHROP, Henry (or Calthorpe). REPORTS OF SPECIAL CASES Touching Several Customes and Liberties of the City of London… Whereunto is Annexed Divers Ancient Customs and Usages of the Said City of London. London: Abel Roper, 1670. Sm. 8vo, (8), 32, (48), 206pp. Modern half calf, marginal inoffensive waterstain. $1500. ¶ Best edition. "...stands almost alone in showing the customs of the City in action… includes his treatise on ‘Ancient Customs and Usages’." (Frognal cat. 51, #94 1978). There is a section of 48 unnumbered pages on the prisage of wine and on repairing wharves and docks. Scarce--one copy at auction since 1975. Wing C-311.

 

CAMDEN, William. DESCRIPTION OF SCOTLAND, Containing a Supplement… Edinburgh: Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, 1695. Small 4to, (8), 204, (20), 16pp, decorative initials. Contemp. mottled calf, spine tooled & lettered in gilt. Spine rubbed, small paper flaw in pp.96-7 affecting a should note, otherwise very good. With the armorial bookplate of John Hay, Marquis of Tweeddale. $450. ¶ Second Edition of Camden’s great geography of Scotland and history of the peerage of that country. Among the many families whose lineage is described, that of John Hay, first Marquis of Tweeddale, whose bookplate is found in this volume, is given some attention (pp.29-30). The last appendix, entitled "The Blazoning of the Ensignes Armorial of the Kingdoms of Scotland, England, France and Ireland and of the Coats of Arms of the Nobility of Scotland…," contains a description of the Tweeddale coat of arms, found on the bookplate.

William Camden (1551-1623), antiquary and historian, was the author of the famous Brittania, considered one of the greatest examples of chronicle-writing. Ben Jonson, his student, said that to Camden he owed "all that I am in arts, all that I know." This exact title, with the date "1695" rather than the inaccurate "1595," is not in Wing, and NUC cites one copy at Indiana. Wing C376 cites only copies with the inaccurate date, and NUC cites two as well.

 

CARDWELL, Edward. LECTURES ON THE COINAGE OF THE GREEKS AND ROMANS… Oxford: John Murray, 1832. 8vo, xvi, 238pp, orig. boards, rebacked, with printed label, owner’s name on flyleaf, otherwise a very clean, very good copy. $85. ¶ First Edition. This collection of lectures given by Edward Cardwell (1787-1861) as Camden Professor at Oxford University, is a fascinating and detailed introduction to the coinage of the ancient world. Cardwell was a historian of the Church of England and respected classical scholar, his first book being an edition of Aristotle’s Ethics. He was a capable administrator, involved in the management of the Biblical division of the University’s publishing activities (which led him to direct a paper mill to be started nearby to insure the quality of paper supplied to the University printing presses). Curator of the galleries and secretary to Gladstone were among Cardwell’s other duties. Cardwell begins these well-written lectures with an extended analogy between language and money.

 

CARRINGTON, Frances C. MY ARMY LIFE and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre. With an Account of the Celebration of "Wyoming Opened." Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott, 1911. 8vo, 317, (1)pp, frontispiece, 39 b&w illus., 2 folding maps. Green cloth, gilt lettered, very good. $50. ¶ Second edition.

 

CARROLL, John M. THE BLACK MILITARY EXPERIENCE IN THE AMERICAN WEST. New York: Liveright, (1971). 8vo, xxv, 591pp, illus. Cloth, dust jacket, slipcase, fine in like slipcase and near fine dj.. $350. ¶ First Edition, limited to 300 numbered copies; no.143, a Presentation Copy inscribed by the author to reknowned Native Americana scholar Raymond Locke. Rare in slipcase.

 

CARTHEW, Thomas. REPORTS OF CASES ADJUDGED IN THE COURT OF KING’S BENCH, From the Third Year of King James the Second, to the Twelfth Year of King William the Third. London: E. & R. Nutt…, 1728. 4to, (13), 520, (29)pp. Contemp. smooth calf, filleted, red morocco label. Extremities worn, boards rubbed, joints weak, previous owner’s signature to title page, some marginal annotations, but generally clean. A very good copy with descendent’s armorial bookplate. $350. ¶ First Edition of the distinguished barrister’s reports. Carthew’s career was advanced to a great degree by his relation to Lord Francis North, to whom he was connected by marriage. The volume was published by Carthew’s son, Thomas.

 

CARTWRIGHT, Julia (Mrs. Henry Ady). MADAME. A Life of Henrietta, Daughter of Charles I and Duchess of Orleans. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1901. 8vo. Original maroon cloth, ink signature & light foxing to interior, minor wear to cover extremities, very good. $20. ¶ Third edition.

 

(Casanova). BUCK, Mitchell S. THE LIFE OF CASANOVA From 1774 to 1798. A Supplement to the Memoirs Drawn from the Work of J.F.H. Adnesse and Other Sources... New York: Nicholas Brown, 1924. 8vo. Original orange boards, upper front edge nicked, signature of former L.A. Times Literary Editor Paul Jordan Smith, very good. $25. ¶ First Edition.

 

CASS, Donn A. NEGRO FREEMASONRY AND SEGREGATION. An Historical Study of Prejudice Against American Negros as Freemasons, and the Position of Negro Freemasonry in the Masonic Fraternity. Chicago: Ezra A. Cook, 1970. 8vo, 152, (2) blank, (3) as adv. pp. Red cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, fine in very good dj. $45. ¶ Reissue of the Cook, 1957 first edition. Not in Miller. Rare in all editions.

 

CATHCART, Sir George. CORRESPONDENCE of Lieut. General the Hon. Sir George Cathcard, K.C.B., relative to the Military Operations in Kafraria, until the Termination of the Kafir War, and to his Measures for the Future Maintenance of Peace on that Frontier, and the Protection and Welfare of the People of South Africa. London: John Murrary, 1856. 8vo, xiii, 402pp, 2 folding maps. Early 20C half calf, gilt title and bands, armorial bookplate. Very good. $400. ¶ First Edition, quite scarce. Cathcart (1794-1854), appointed governor at the Cape in 1852, was commissioned to revive the loyalty of the colonists and to crush the Basutos and Kaffirs, which he accomplished in short order.

 

(Cerutti). MOLLINS, Margaret and Virginia E. Thickens (eds.). RAMBLINGS IN CALIFORNIA. The Adventures of Henry Cerutti. Berkeley: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1954. Tall 8vo, (8), 143, (1 as colophon)pp, 1 portrait. Quarter vellin over brown paper boards, gilt lettered spine, fine. $45. ¶ First Edition, limited to 500 copies, from the original 1874 manuscript in the Bancroft Library. Cerutti’s account of his travels throughout California, both alone and at the side of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.  

 

CHAMBERS, Robert (ed.) THE BOOK OF DAYS. A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar. Including Anecdote, Biography, & History, Curiosities of Literature and Oddites [sic] of Human Life and Character… Extra Illustrated. London: W. & R. Chambers, [ca. 1864]. 4 vols, large 8vo, (8), 384; (2), 385-832; (8), 436; (2), 437-840pp, hundreds of engravings, extra-illustrated with approx. 340 engraved portraits & views (approx. 40 hand-colored & 30 folding). Full green morocco, boards & spine decoratively blocked in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Barest of wear to joints, light sunning to spine, otherwise bright & fine. $2250. ¶ Lavishly extra-illustrated set of Chambers’ Book of Days, housed in a very attractive binding. Hundreds of hand-colored portraits (many of scientists such as Harvey, Boyle, Copernicus, Brahe, and Watt, and of American leaders, such as Washington, Jefferson, and Calhoun), engravings by Turner, a folding broadside announcing a £20,000 reward for the capture of a thief, a facsimile of portions of Napoleon’s will, engravings of battle scenes, and many other items supplement the already profusely illustrated text. The text includes sections on witchcraft, alchemy, magic and the occult together with a great deal of British folklore. Chamber introduced for the first time the "folk-lore of playing cards."

Robert Chambers (1802-71), the great Scottish publisher who wrote the controversial Vestiges of Natural History of Creation, an early theory of biological evolution, and established the distinctive Chambers’ Encyclopaedia, moved to London in 1861 so that he could consult authorities at the British Museum for the Book of Days.

 

CHAPMAN, Arthur. THE PONY EXPRESS. The Record of a Romantic Adventure in Business. New York-London: G.P. Putnam’s, 1932. 8vo, 319pp, frontispiece, 7 b&w illus. Pale olive cloth, black lettering, map endpapers, dust jacket, fine in dj with sm chip at spine head, sunning to upper margin of rear panel. $85. ¶ First Edition, Inscribed by the Author, who has written a stanza of cowboy verse on the half-title. Definitive study of the Pony Express from it's inception and development. Howes 291. Adams, Six-Guns 412.

 

CHAPMAN, Fredrik Henrik af. ARCHITECTURA NAVALIS MERCATORIA. Magdeburg: Robert Loef, n.d., [1957]. Narrow folio, unpaginated (10)pp, 563 drawings on 62 plates. Tan buckram, blue illus. and lettering, dust jacket, fine in lightly soiled and worn dj. $125. ¶ Facsimile reprint of the classic 1768 treatise on shipbuilding, with the bookplate of John Haskell Kemble. Chapman (1721-1808) was a legend in his own lifetime not only in his native Sweden but also in England and elsewhere. In 1764 he was appointed Chief Shipbuilder to the Swedish Navy and for a period studied in London where he acquired the art of copper etching. The 62 plates include drafts of merchant ships, vessels designed for swift sailing and rowing, armed privateers, and men-o'-war. In addition, the different methods of launching ships are illustrated, as employed by the French, English and Dutch.

 

CHASTAIN, Missionary James Garvin. THIRTY YEARS IN MEXICO. With an Introduction by A.B. Rudd. A Sketch of Northern Baptist Missions in Mexico [by] Rev. C. S. Detweiler. El Paso: Printed for the Author, [n.d., ca. 1927. 8vo, 191pp, frontispiece, numerous b&w illus., fold-out map at rear. Brown cloth, brown lettered and decorated, ruled borders in brown, very good. $60. ¶ First Edition, Presentation Copy: "Value of a Good Book: ‘Only a book, yet the good it wrought can ne’er by tongue or pen be taught. It ran through like a thread of gold and the life bore fruit a hundred fold.’ As a token of warmest affection this book is presented to Robt. P. Mahon, Jr. by the Author, J.G. Chastain, Leland, Miss. Dec. 25, 1929. Following a balanced survey of Mexican history, the author discusses his life as a baptist missionary, and the range of Baptist missions to be found there.

 

CHATEAUBRIAND, F[rançois] A[uguste René], [Vicomte] de. AN HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND MORAL ESSAY ON REVOLUTIONS, Ancient and Modern. London: Colburn, 1815. 8vo, viii, 399, (1 ads)pp. Cloth, gilt label, later signature on fly-leaf, occasional foxing, a very good uncut copy. $250. ¶ First Edition in English of Chateaubriand’s major work, the famous Essai Historique, Politique et Moral sur les Révolutions Anciennes et Modernes first published in London in 1797. Chateaubriand treats the history of the human race in the context of his deterministic philosophy. See: Monglond IV, p.219. Parks/Temple II, p.258.

 

CHATHAM, Earl of. LETTERS WRITTEN BY THE LATE EARL OF CHATHAM TO HIS NEPHEW THOMAS PITT, ESQ. (Afterwards Lord Camelford) Then at Cambridge. London: Printed for T. Payne by T. Bensley, 1804. 8vo, xxix, (3), 104pp. Later full calf, gilt lettering to onlaid morocco spine label, gilt ruled borders, gilt inits., some mild wear and rubbing, bookplate, otherwise near fine. $100. ¶ First Edition.

 

CHAUDHURI, K.N. THE ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY. The Sudy of an Early Joint-Stock Company 1600-1640. London: Frank Cass, 1965. 8vo, vi, (4), 245pp, frontispiece map, 11 tables. Red cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, bookplate, fine in near fine dj. $50. ¶ First Edition

 

CHAUDHURI, Sashi Bhusan. CIVIL REBELLION IN THE INDIAN MUTINIES 1857-1859. Calcutta: World Press Private, 1957. 8vo, xxiii, 367pp, 1 foldout map. Pale olive cloth, black lettered, dust jacket, bookplate, very good in like dj. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

CHEIRA, M. A. LA LUTTE ENTRE ARABES ET BYZANTINS. La Conquête et L’Organisation des Frontères aux VII et VIII Siècles. Alexandrie: Société de Publications Egyptiennes, 1947. 8vo, 270, (1) as errata pp, 1 foldout map at rear. Printed wrappers, very good. $125. ¶ First Edition.

 

CHIAPPELLI, Fredi (ed.) FIRST IMAGES OF AMERICA. The Impact of the New World on the Old. Berkeley, Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 1976. 2 vol., 8vo, 128 b&w illus., some in color. Tan cloth, white lettered on black stamped spine label, illustrated slipcase, fine in near fine slipcase. $300. ¶ First Edition. Fifty-five essays by noted scholars discuss and illuminate the profound influence the discovery, exploration, and colonization of America had upon Europe. Scarce.

 

(Chinese Buddhism). DORE, Henri [Henry]. RECHERCHES SUR LES SUPERSTITIONS EN CHINE. IIeme Partie. Le Panthéon Chinois. (Suite). Tome VIII. Chang-Hai: Imprimerie de T’ou-Se-We, 1914. 8vo, (2), vii, 299-461pp, 33 color plates. Printed boards sewn oriental style with decorative cords. $125. ¶ Headed Varietes Sinologiques no. 42, this volume published by the Catholic Mission treats Buddhist myth and history.

 

CHITTENDEN, Hiram Martin. THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Historical and Descriptive. Illustrated with Maps, Views and Portraits. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke, 1905. 8vo, x, 355pp, frontispiece, 31 b&w photo-illus., 1 foldout map at rear. Green cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, owner’s signature, lt. foxing to first few leaves at front and rear, otherwise very good in the rare dust jacket missing 2 inches at foot of spine, half-inch at top and chipped at corners. $145. ¶ Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

 

[CHRISTYN, J.B.] JURISPRUDENTIA HEROICA sive de Jure Belgarum circa Nobilitatem et Insignia… Brussels: Balthazar Vivien, 1668. 2 parts in one, folio, (14), 586, (29, index); (4), 174, (7, index)pp. With an engraved general title, numerous engravings in the text, and an inserted section of 14 double-page engraved plates of genealogies. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards, old inscription on half-title and engraved title, otherwise good. $2000. ¶ First Edition, very rare, of this anonymous work on Belgian law pertaining to the nobility and their insignia, lines of descent etc. According to Brunet there should be 16 genealogies, and later copies have 18, but this copy is bound with 14; however, the second part which Brunet says was issued later, is present here. No copy is listed in NUC or BL under author or title. Brunet III, p.602: "ouvrage fort recherché dans les provinces flamandes".

 

(Civil War). LETTER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, Communicating The Report of the Commission Appointed Under the Joint Resolution of Congress, Approved June 30, 1864, "To Select the Most Approved Site for a Navy Yard or Naval Station on the Mississippi River or Upon One of Its Tributaries," and Recommending an Appropriation to Cover the Expenses of Said Commission. Washington, D.C., 1865. 8vo, 28pp, 31 maps, 10 as large foldouts. Modern oatmeal linen, black leather spine label, gilt lettered, fine. $250. ¶ With Naval engagements fought upon the Mississippi during the Civil War and the consequent enlargement of the U.S. Navy - "a fleet of a hundred man-of-war constructed entirely in western waters is now floating upon the Mississippi and its tributaries" - it was deemed necessary to build a Naval Station on the great river to service and repair the fleet, and defend these strategic waters. Rare.

 

(Civil War). REASONS WHY THIS KINGDOME OUGHT TO ADHERE TO THE PARLIAMENT. [London ca. 1642]. Sm. 4to, 8pp. Modern marbled boards, new endpapers, caption title. Bound tightly at gutter, affecting 1 letter per line, very good. $125. ¶ The author of this Whig tract was probably the political writer and secretary to the commissioners of parliament, Henry Parker (1604-1652) or his two colleagues, Thomas May and John Sadler. The tract is a fiery declamation of the cowardice that has caused many to abandon Parliament’s cause and to side with the Royalists. Wing R592. NUC: 5cc.

 

(Civil War). REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE RELATIVE TO THE SOLDIER’S NATIONAL CEMETARY, Together With the Accompanying Documents, as Reported to the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvannia, March 31, 1864. Harrisberg: Singerly & Myers, 1864. Tall 8vo, 108, (3)pp, map frontispiece, 1 foldout map. Rebacked publisher’s original brown cloth, blindstamped dec. ruled borders, gilt lettering, contemporary owner’s sig., neat corner repairs, internally clean, overall a very good copy $300. ¶ First Edition, one of the earliest appearances in print of Lincoln’s Dedicatory (Gettysburg) Address, with the entire dedication program, including Edward Everett’s oration. Rare. Monaghan 195. Sabin 27246.

 

(Civil War). FIEBEGER [Lt. Col. Gustave Joseph]. CAMPAIGNS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. Atlas. [West Point]: [U.S. Military Academy Printing Office], [1910]. Oblong 8vo, 7pp, 46 maps. Tan cloth, black lettered, owner’s signature, penciled marginalia to plate 35, soiling to cloth, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ The atlas volume to what appears to be the first edition of Fiebeger’s text, including his seven page chart to the principal operations of the war. Lt. Col. Gustave Joseph Fiebeger (1858-1939) was a military civil engineer who wrote extensively on fortifications and was an instructor at West Point. A signature identifies this copy as belonging to one "Bliss, 1922." who apparently made margin notes to map 35. It is most assuredly not Lt. Col. William Wallace Smith Bliss, for whom the Texas military base is named; he died in 1854. The note may just refer to an anonymous individual stationed at Fort Bliss,1922. Scarce.

 

(Civil War). .HORTON, R.G. A YOUTH’S HISTORY OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAR IN THE UNITED STATES, From 1861 to 1865. New York: Van Evrie, Horton & Co., 1868. 8vo, 384, (8 as adv.)pp, frontispiece, misc. illus. Publisher’s original brown cloth, gilt lettered and decorated spine, blindstamped dec. to boards, contemporary sigs., clean, tight, some wear, a good copy. $50. ¶ Eightieth Thousand, originally issued in 1866. Unusual post-Civil War history from the perspective of an anti-Abolition, anti-Republican, pro-segregation, racist, pro-Democrat publishing house (co-owned by the author) located in New York.

 

CLARKE, Hyde & C. Staniland Wake. SERPENT AND SIVA WORSHIP AND MYTHOLOGY, in Central America, Africa, and Asia. And the Origin of Serpent Worship. Edited by Alexander Wilder. New York: J.W. Bouton, 1877. 8vo, 48, (10, ads)pp. Orig. boards, backstrip glued and lettered in pen, ink note on upper cover, a good copy. $75. ¶ First American Edition of this pair of papers on the global worship of the snake from earliest times, reprinted from the Journal of the Anthropological Institute

 

CLARKE, Hyde & C. Staniland Wake. SERPENT AND SIVA WORSHIP AND MYTHOLOGY, in Central America, Africa, and Asia. And the Origin of Serpent Worship. Edited by Alexander Wilder. New York: J.W. Bouton, 1877. 8vo, 48, (10, ads)pp. Half calf, linen boards, old rehinging, edges lightly worn. $100. ¶ First American Edition of this pair of papers on the global worship of the snake from earliest times, reprinted from the Journal of the Anthropological Institute

 

CLAY, John. MY LIFE ON THE RANGE. Chicago: Privately Printed, 1924. 8vo, 365, (1)pp, frontispiece, 16 b&w photo-illus. Green cloth, gilt lettered, teg, untrimmed, very good. $300. ¶ First Edition. Clay’s account of ranch experiences in Colorado and Wyoming is one of the more sought-after books on cattle and cattle ranching. The author, a banker who was one of the better-known ranch owners of the Northwest and a well- educated Scotsman, played an important role in financing several large companies, and was instrumental in the reorganization of the failed Swan Land and Cattle Company. Adams 478. Graff 748. Howes C470. Rader 841. Streeter 2396.

 

CLELAND, Robert G. THE PLACE CALLED SESPE. The History of a California Ranch. [Alhambra, Ca]: Privately Printed, 1952. 8vo, vi, 120pp, foldout map as frontispiece. Brown cloth, gilt lettering on black spine label, 2 faint bumps to fore edges, otherwise fine. $50. ¶ Second printing, a facsimile of the 1940 first edition.

 

COCHRAN, Louis. FBI MAN: A Personal History. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1966). 8vo. Original black cloth in dust jacket, fine. Ownership signature of former L.A. Times Literary Editor, Paul Jordan Smith. $50. ¶ First Edition, author’s long inscription to Smith on front endpaper & ALS in addressed envelope laid-in.

 

COLEMAN, Charles M. P.G. AND E. OF CALIFORNIA. The Centennial Story of Pacific Gas and Electric Company 1852-1952. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1952. 8vo, x, 385pp, frontispiece, 64 b&w photoplates. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, illus. endpapers, very good+. $45. ¶ First Edition. The era spanned by P.G. & E.’s first 100 years is vividly recorded in terms of the men and forces that shaped its development. With a pamphlet on P.G. & E.’s Kings River Project.

 

COLENSO, John Wiliam. TEN WEEKS IN NATAL. A Journal of a first tour of visitation among the colonists and Zulu kafirs of Natal. Cambridge: Macmillan, 1855. 12mo, xxxi, 271, 16 (appeal), 16 (ads, bound out of order)pp, folding frontispiece map, 4 lithographic plates. Sturdy half brown calf, marbled boards, very good. $350. ¶ First Edition. "Bishop Colenso was consecrated on November 30, 1853, and a fortnight later sailed for the Cape in the S.S. Calcutta, and arrived at Port Natal on January 30, 1854. Durban at this time is stated to have had 400 houses and about 1200 white inhabitants, and is described as ‘a collection of cottages with a few small villa-like buildings.’ The Bishop lost no time in making a tour throughout the Province, and visited not only Maritzburg and several smaller towns, but various kraals of prominent Zulu chiefs, including those of Pakade, Langalibalele, and Putine" (Mendelssohn, I, p.359).

 

COLERIDGE, S[amuel] T. THE STATESMAN’S MANUAL; Or the Bible the Best Guide to Political Skill and Foresight: A Lay Sermon, Addressed tothe Higher Classes of Society. Burlington: Chauncey Goodrich, 1832. 8vo, 231pp. Orig. boards, paper label to spine. Extremities & joints worn, signature to endpaper, light even foxing, otherwise very good. $200. ¶ First American Edition of the first of two tracts, or "Lay Sermons," by Coleridge "on the the present Distresses," such as unemployment, grain scarcity, poor relief, parliamentary reform, Catholic emancipation, and national education, long-standing problems which were finally beginning to be addressed in the wake of the Napoleonic wars. Above all, Coleridge wished to stress the prime importance of philosophy, the value of history, and his quixotic belief in the Bible as a "code of true political economy." His message was in large part received with derision and puzzlement. Haney 45. Not in Wise.

 

(Colonial America). A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE PROVINCES of Virginia, New-York, New-Jersey, and Pennsylvania, by the English. To Which is Annexed A Map of Maryland, According to the Bounds Mentioned in the CHarter, and Also of the Adjacent Country, Anno 1630. London: N.p., 1785. [1922]. Sm 4to, 20pp, fold-out map at rear. Quarter velin over pale brown paper boards, beveled edges, light wear, otherwise near fine. $85. ¶ Facsimile reprint from the American Geographical Society, June 1922. Printed by Douglas C. McMurtrie at the Condé Nast Press in an edition of 790 copies of which this is no. 419. Howes V123.

 

COLTON, Rev. Walter. THE CALIFORNIA DIARY. With Index and Illustrations. Forword by Joseph A. Sullivan. Oakland: Biobooks, 1948. Sm 4to, xiv, (1), 261, (1 colophon)pp, 7 plates, 1 foldout facsimile, 1 map, dec. initials. Red cloth, gilt lettered, gilt vignette, blindstamped ruled borders, marbled endpapers, mild sunning to spine, otherwise fine. $75. ¶ California Centennial Edition, limited to 1000 copies, well-printed by the Gillick Press and signed by J.A. Sullivan on the colophon. Reissue of Colton’s 1850 Three Years In California, a journal of his experiences and observations, and one of the standard works on the California annals of 1846-48. Colton, a U.S. Navy chaplain, arrived in California in 1846 and soon co-published the Californian, the first American newspaper in California. Cf. Cowan p.137; Howes C625; Zamorano Eighty 20.

 

COMISSO, Giovanni. LES AGENTS SECRETS DE VENISE AU XVIIIe SIÈCLE (1705-1797). Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1944. 8vo, 260, (1)pp, illus. Orig. printed wrappers. Slight dampstaining to cover; ink annotation to f.f.e.p. A very good, unopened copy. $45.

 

CONFETTI, Giovanni Battista. COLLECTIO PRIVILEGIORUM SACRORUM ORDINUM FRATRUM MENDICANTIUM & NON MENDICANTIUM. Iuxta Sacri Concilii Tridentini reformationem, & summorum Pontificum nouissimas confirmationes & innouationes : cum summario eorum omnium quae in ipsis priuilegiis apostolicis & decretis Concilij Tridentini continentur. AD S.D. N.D. Clementem VIII, Pont. Opt. Max. Florentiae: Haeredes Jacobi Junctae, 1598. 4to, (8), 240, (10), 213, (5 as index)pp. Contemporary full vellum, occasional foxing, front board detatched, otherwise good with the bookplate of Prince Czartoriski. $450. ¶ First Edition, edited by Pope Clement VIII. Not in Adams.

 

(Copenhagen) KØBENHAVN 1888-1945. Redaktion af: Museumdirektør Dr. Phil. Poul Nørland, Kunstmaler Erick Streuckmann, Professor Ejanar Thomsen. Udgiver: Tidsskriftet Danmark, 1948. 4to, 576pp, copiously illustrated. Half calf, marbled boards. Fine copy. $60.

 

CORY, Isaac Preston. ANCIENT FRAGMENTS OF THE PHŒNICIAN, CHALDÆAN, EGYPTIAN, TYRIAN, CARTHAGINIAN, INDIAN, PERSIAN, and other Writers; with an Introductory Dissertation: and an Inquiry into the Philosophy and Trinity of the Ancients. London: William Pickering, 1832. 8vo, (6), lix, (1), 361pp. Cloth, printed label on backstrip, worn, some ink annotations throughout. $150. ¶ Second edition (the first having appeared under different title in 1828) of this comprehensive collection of ancient texts translated into Greek and Latin, and presented along with their English version.

 

COTTU, [Charles]. DE LA NECESSITE D’UNE DICTATURE. Paris: Belin-Mandar & Devaux, 1830. 8vo, (4), 166pp. Contemp. olive calf, covers panelled in gilt & blind with central embossed lozenge, backstrip stamped in blind &lettered in gilt, corners worn, rear cover lightly spotted, some foxing. A very good copy. $250. ¶ Only Edition of this political pamphlet by Charles Cottu (b.1772?), a French judge at the Royal Court, well-known for his pro-absolutist attitude and biting hostility towards the press. In this pamphlet Cottu attacks the recent electoral reforms, proposes his own concept of electoral rules and explains the necessity of a dictatorship. Quérard III, p.85. Rare. NUC: 1 copy.

 

COWAN, Robert G. RANCHOS OF CALIFORNIA. A List of Spanish Concessions 1775-1822 and Mexican Land Grants 1822-1846. Los Angeles: Historical Society of Southern California, 1977. 8vo, 151pp. Green cloth, gilt lettered, maps as endpapers, fine. $75. ¶ Reprint of the 1956 original issue.

 

COWAN, Robert G. RANCHOS OF CALIFORNIA. A List of Spanish Concessions 1775-1822 and Mexican Land Grants 1822-1846. Los Angeles: Historical Society of Southern California, 1977. 8vo, 151pp. Green cloth, gilt lettered, maps as endpapers, fine. $75. ¶ Reprint of the 1956 original issue.

 

[CROFT, Herbert]. THE ABBEY OF KILKHAMPTON; Or, Monumental Records for the Year 1980 [sic]. Faithfully Transcribed from the Original Inscriptions… Compiled with a View to Ascertain, with Precision, the Manners which Prevailed in Great Britain during the Last Fifty Years of the Eighteenth Century. London: for G. Kearsly, 1780. 4to, (6), 141pp. Quarter green morocco over marbled boards, previous owner’s signature to fly-leaf and title page, boards rubbed, light foxing, last page of first work mounted on stub, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Last but most complete of the eight popular editions of this work which were published in 1780. The volume is a collection of satirical epitaphs on famous or notorious persons. Most of the blanks in this volume have been filled in by a contemporary hand. A line in the Pursuits of Literature condemns those who write "inscriptive nonsense in a fanatical abbey" and calls the work "a vile pamphlet." Nevertheless, more than 14 editions were published by 1822. The author, Herbert Croft (1751-1816), wrote a famous life of the poet Edward Young, which was included in Johnson’s Lives of the Poets as Johnson’s own, and the notorious epistolary novel (based on some unpublished letters of Chattertons’s),Love and Madness, whose unnecessary interpolation and postscript on Chatterton was deleterious to Croft’s reputation. Croft also projected a revision of Johnson’s Dictionary. [with]

WAYS AND MEANS: Or, a Sale of the L****S S*******L and T******L, by R***L P**********N; Premising the Resolutions Which Sanctified so Irregular a Measure, and Exhibiting the Merits, Price, and Destination of the Several Lots, With Names of the Purchasers. London: for G. Kearsly, 1782. 4to, (2), vi, 96pp. ¶ First Edition of this scathing criticism of George III’s policies. The volume consists mainly of short passages describing the immoral traits and acts of those who bought their way into the peerage. Most of the blanks in this copy have been filled in by a contemporary hand. The uneliptical title would read: Ways and Means; or , a sale of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal by Royal Proclamation. NUC cites copies at the Library of Congress, Texas, and the Huntington.

 

CROSCUP, George, & LEWIS, Ernest. A SYNCHRONIC CHART AND STATISTICAL TABLES OF UNITED STATES HISTORY. With a Chronological Text. New York: Windsor, 1910. Tall 4to, 94pp, numerous charts and maps, several foldout and some in color. Orig. green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very good. $25.

 

CROWE, J. O’Beirne. THE AMRA CHOLUIM CHILLI OF DALLAN FORGAILL: Now Printed for the First Time from the Original Irish in [Irish title], a MS. in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy; With a Literal Translation and Notes, A Grammatical Analysis of the Text, and Copious Indexes. Dublin: McGlashan and Gill, 1871. 8vo, 76pp. Orig. purple cloth, wear to hinges & joints, otherwise very good. [Bound with] BARBIER, Paul. THE AGE OF OWAIN GWYNEDD. An Attempt at a Connected Account of the History of Wales from December, 1135, to November, 1170… London: David Nutt, 1908. (4), 182pp. [Bound with] ANWYL, E. ANCIENT CELTIC GODDESSES. Reprinted from the Celtic Review for July 1906. 26-51pp. $100. ¶ Three rare items of Celtic interest. The first treatise is partly printed in Irish. The second treats the greatest Welsh figure of the middle of the XIIth Century. And the last examines the great pantheon of Celtic goddesses.

 

CROY, Homer. HE HANGED THEM HIGH. An Authentic Account of the Fanatical Judge Who Hanged Eighty-Eight Men. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1952. 8vo, 278pp, frontispiece, 9 b&w photo-illus. Beige cloth, red stamped spine label, dust jacket, fine in near very good dj. $45. ¶ First Edition. True account of the life and deeds of Isaac C. Parker, sole judge over Western Arkansas and the Indian Territory in the days of the great frontier and the most efficient judicial executioner in American history.

 

CURRENT-GARCIA, Eugene with Dorothy B. Hatfield. SHEM HAM & JAPHETH. The Papers of W.O. Tuggle Comprising His Indian Diary, Sketches & Observations, Myths & Washington Journal in the Territory & at the Capital, 1879-1882. Athens: University of Georgia, 1973. 8vo, 361pp. Tan cloth, gilt lettered on black faux-spine label, dust jacket, as new. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

CURZON OF KEDLESTON, Marquis. BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN INDIA. The Story of the Viceroys and Government Houses. London, New York: Cassell, 1925. 2 vols, 4to, xix, 259, frontispiece, 46 b&w illus., x, 268, frontispiece, 36 b&w illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, gilt vignettes, bookplates, some shelf darkening to spines, wear to spine extremes, otherwise nearly very good. $125. ¶ First Edition, second impression.

 

CUSTER, Elizabeth B. "BOOTS AND SADDLES" Or Life In Dakota With General Custer. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1885. 8vo, 312pp, frontipiece, 1 map. Publisher’s original blue pictorial cloth in gilt and black, gilt lettering, very mild wear to extremities, otherwise an unusually bright, tight copy, fine. $125. ¶ First Edition, second issue (with map and portrait). Howes C980.

 

CUTTS, James M. THE CONQUEST OF CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO. Foreward by George P. Hammond. Albequerque: Horn & Wallace, (1965). 8vo, 264pp. Leather grained cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj.. $45. ¶ Modern reprint of the 1847 first edition. Cf. Howes C989.

 

CZARNOMASKA, Elizabeth. THE AUTHENTIC LITERATURE OF ISRAEL PART 1 & 2. Freed from the Disarrangements, Expansions and Comments of Early Native Editors. New York: Macmillan, 1924. 2 vols, 8vo, 2 folding maps. Original blue cloth, lightly worn, very good. $75. ¶ First Edition. This comprehensive literary history covers the Exodus through its the reinstatement of its independance.

 

DACIER, [Bon Joseph, Baron]. TABLEAU HISTORIQUE DE L’ERUDITION FRANCAISE ou Rapport sur les Progrès de l’Histoire et de la Littérature Ancienne depuis 1789. Précédé d’une Notice sur l’Auteur par Silvestre de Sacy et accompagné de Notes complémentaires 1808-1862. Paris: Ducrocq, [1862]. 8vo, (4), xviii, 423pp. With a portrait frontispiece of Dacier. Orig. pebbled red quarter morocco, backstrip richly gilt, upper cover stamped in gilt. Occasional light foxing, otherwise very good. $175. ¶ Revised and enlarged edition, the first to contain Silvestre de Sacy’s biography and notes. This erudite study covers philology, antiquities, oriental language and literature, history, geography, law, and philosophy. The author considers works not only by French scholars but by most major European authorities. Dacier (1742-1823) was renowned not only for his learning, but for the elegance and style of his writing; he was admitted to the Academy in 1823. He collected a superb library of rare books and his sale comprised 2320 entries. Silvestre de Sacy (1758-1838) is regarded as the founder of Arabic study in France. Rector of the University of Paris, he was created peer of France in 1832.

 

DADIAN, Le Prince Mek.-B. LA SOCIÉTÉ ARMÉNIENNE CONTEMPORAINE. Les Arménienes De L’Empire Ottoman. Extrait de la Revue Des Deux Mondes Livraison du Juin 1867. Paris: Librairie A. Franck, 1867. 8vo, 51pp. Quarter black calf over black cloth, gilt lettered, raised bands, front wrapper preserved, owner’s stamp, mild wear, otherwise fine. $200. ¶ First Edition of a study of contemporary Armenian society within the Ottoman Empire.

 

DARWIN, Charles JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the the World, under the Command of Cap. Fitz Roy, R.N. New York: D. Appleton, 1897. 8vo, x, 519pp. Half red calf, marbled boards, teg, bookplate, wormhole lower corner pp.515-519, tear to p. v, light wear to extremities, small chip at spine tail, otherwise very good. $200. ¶ Authorized Edition, from the stereos of the London, John Murray 1870 edition with the new preliminaries and postscript from the Murray, 1860 issue. The final definitive text of Darwin’s first book, certainly the most often read. "It is an important travel book in its own right and its relation to the background of his evolutionary ideas has often been stressed" (Freeman). The first edition formed the third volume of The Narrative of the Voyages of H.M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, edited by Fitzroy and published in 1839. Freeman 86; cf. Freeman 22.

 

DARWIN, Charles THE JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE IN H.M.S. BEAGLE. Guildford: Genesis Publications, 1979. 4to, 844pp, Half calf, gilt, a.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Fine copy in slipcase. $850. ¶ One of 500 numbered copies signed by G.P. Darwin (Charles Darwin’s great-grandson). Facsimile of Darwin’s manuscript journal of the famous voyage.

 

DAVIES, Godfrey (ed.). BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BRITISH HISTORY. Stuart Period, 1603-1714. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928. 8vo, x, 459pp. Black cloth, gilt lettered, stamped ruled borders, dust jacket with chip at top of spine, very good. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

DAVIOT, Gordon. CLAVERHOUSE. London: Collins, 1937. 8vo, 398pp, frontispiece, 5 illus. 1 text map. Red cloth, black lettered, dust jacket, very good in slightly soiled and sunned dj. $85. ¶ FIrst Edition. Scarce biography of John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, otherwise known as Bonnie Dundee or Bloody Claverhouse, depending upon one’s tenets.

 

DAVIS, George T. B. METLAKAHTLA. A True Narrative of the Red Man. Chicago: Ram’s Horn, 1904. 8vo, 128pp, many photo-illus. Teal cloth, gilt lettered, onlaid illus., some rubbing at extremities, along joints, postcard of the Redwoods tipped-in on front pastedown, otherwise tight, clean, very good. $75. ¶ First Edition. Story of missionaries, settlers and the model Indian settlement at Metlakahtla Island off the coast of British Columbia. Scarce. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 2307.

 

DE BRAHM, Alcanter. CURIOSITES DE CARNAVALET d’apres des Documents Inedites. Paris: Librairie Française, 1920. 8vo, iii, 230pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Evenly browned, a good copy. $30. ¶ Miscellany including chapters on Voltaire, Marat, the Bastille, Chateaubriand, Hugo, Michelet, Haussmann, etc.

 

DE HAENEN, F. and Hugh Stewart. PROVINCIAL RUSSIA. Painted by F. De Haenen, Described by Hugh Stewart. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1913. Sm 4to, viii, 172pp, frontispiece, 15 color plates, 16 b&w plates, captioned tissue guards, folding sketch map. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, teg, mild wear to extremities, some mild rubbing, otherwise very good $135. ¶ First Edition. Along with the painter and author’s books, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, perhaps the finest discussion of pre-Revolutionary Russia in English; certainly of its vast rural regions. Inman 177.

 

DE PEYSTER, J. Watts. THE HISTORY OF CARAUSIUS… The Great First Hollandish Admiral and the first Sailor King of England… With Which is Interwoven an Historical and Ethnological Account of the Menapii; the Ancient Zeelanders and Dutch Flemings… Poughkeepsie: Platt & Schram, 1858. 8vo, xxvi, 241, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, chipped, partly unopened, otherwise very good. $35. ¶ First Edition of a history of the Roman general Carausius (d.293), originally a Menapian pilot who served Roman Emperor Maximilian against rebelling Gauls on Scheldt.

 

De PRESSAC, Pierre. LES FORCES HISTORIQUES DE LA FRANCE. La tradition dans L’Orientation Politique des Provinces. Préface de M.J Jean Brunhes. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1928. 8vo, xii, 324pp. Quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands with gilt letter. Head and foot of spine slightly rubbed. Very good. $20.

 

DEARDEN, Robert R. THE GUIDING LIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1929. Lg. 8vo, illustrated. Original gilt embossed navy cloth, faint dampstaining to gutter upper edge affecting first 50 leaves, very good; some browning & chipping to dust jacket, otherwise very good. $125. ¶ First Edition, signed presentation copy from the author to Los Angeles bookseller Ernest Dawson. An interesting study of the earliest manuscript & printed bibles.

 

DEARDEN, Robert R. THE GUIDING LIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1929. Lg. 8vo, illustrated. Original gilt embossed navy cloth, upper edge gilt, nearly fine. $75. ¶ First Edition. A nice bright copy of this interesting study of the earliest manuscript & printed bibles.

 

(Defoe?) PASQUIN AND MARFORIO ON THE PEACE:… London: Webb, [1757]. 8vo, (2), 88pp. Disbound, otherwise a clean copy. $85. ¶ British political pamphlet relating to the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748, and to British politics between 1748 -57. Second edition, first in 1748.

 

DELACROIX, [Jacques Vincent]. LE SPECTATEUR FRANÇOIS pendant le Gouvernement Révolutionnaire… Paris: Buisson, An 3e de la République, [1794]. 2 vols, 8vo, 156, (4); 165, (3)pp. Quarter-cloth, some foxing and browning, overall a very good copy except for tear on p.145 and repair of pp.157-160 of Vol. II. $250. ¶ First Edition. A collection of 34 discourses, comprising personal, often spectacular letters and reflections by people involved in the turmoil of the French Revolution (the divorcee, the condemned, the sudden widow, the female libertine) and the author’s instructive comments; interspersed with more general comments on the downfall of the clergy, the deterioration of society, etc. Delacroix (1743-1832) was a professor of law and a judge of the tribunale civile, who maintained his loyalty to the old regime. Cioranescu 22427. Monglond III, 299. Quérard II, 430. Tourneux I, 42.

 

DERLETH, August. VINCENNES: PORTAL TO THE WEST. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1968.

8vo, xi, 210pp, illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj.. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

DEVONSHIRE, Mme R. L. L’ EGYPTE MUSULMANE Et Les Fondateurs de ses Monuments. Paris: Maisonneuve Frères, 1926. 8vo, 163pp., frontispiece, 39 plates. Later half blue morocco over gray cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, raised bands, owner’s stamps, a few rubbed spots, otherwise fine. $125. ¶ First Edition. Surveys the monuments of Egypt from the time of Cleopatra through the Islamic conquest to Napoleon’s invasion. Scarce.

 

DICKINSON, John. LETTERS FROM A FARMER in Pennsylvania, to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies. With an Historical Introduction by R. T. H. Halsey. New York: The Outlook Co., 1903. Sm 4to, lxvii, 146, (2), (1)pp as colophon, photogravure on copper frontispiece, 1 line etching on copper, 1 Bierstadt color print. Quarter velin gilt lettered over blue paper boards, dust jacket, unopened, deckled edges, mild wear, offsets to free endpapers, publisher’s slipcase, fine in near fine dj with good+ slipcase. $150. ¶ Limited Edition of 260 copies on Van Gelder hand-made paper, a facsimile of the Boston, John Mein, 1768 issue, the first reprint of the "earliest serious study into colonial legal rights" (Howes). Originally issued in twelve weekly installments in the Pennsylvania Chronicle and Universal Advertiser 1767-1768, Letters…exhaustively and critically discussed the British Parliment’s attitude toward its American Colonies. So popular was the series that it was reprinted in almost all Colonial newspapers and released in its first edition in book form in the same year in Philadelphia. Dickinson was a Colonial barrister. Halsey provides excellent historical context and notes. This edition, the only reissue since 1774, is unrecorded by Howes. Cf. Sabin 20044; cf. Howes D329.

 

DILLER, George. LES DAMES DES ROCHES. ÉTUDE SUR LA VIE LITTÉRAIRE À POITIERS DANS LA DEUXIÈME MOITIÉ DU XVIe SIÈCLE. Paris: E. Droz, 1936. 8vo, (8),205, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very good. $35. ¶ Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf.

 

DODERIDGE, John. THE ENGLISH LAWYER. Describing a Method for the Managing of the Lawes of this Land. And Expressing the Best Qualities Requisite in the Student, Practizer, Judges and Fathers of the Same. London: Assignes of I. More, 1631. 4to, (8), 271pp, lacks final blank. Contemp. calf, hand lettered vellum label. Contemp. ink signatures of previous owners & Latin notes on first blank & on verso of last leaf, printed index of another work as front paste-down, sm. hole in C2 affecting a few letters, some leaves slightly browned. Very good. $1250. ¶ First Edition. The first part of the work provides guiding precepts for students and lawyers; the second part is an exposition of the rules and maxims of the law. Doderidge (1555-1628) held the office of solicitor-general for three years, during which tenure he argued the famous case of the post-nati against Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere, holding that Scots born after the accession of James I to the English throne were not naturalized in England. He was later knighted and in 1607 became a justice of the king’s bench. Bacon writes that, as a judge, Doderidge was "very ready to give an opinion in secret," but as a lawyer, he did his pleading "like a good archer, he shoots a fair compass." Despite writing a number of works, legal and antiquarian, many of them still remain in manuscript. STC 6981.

 

DODSWORTH, William. THE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE EPISCOPAL SEE AND CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF SARUM, OR SALISBURY: Comprising Biographical Notices of th Bishops; the History of the Establishment, from the Earliest Period; and a Description of the Monuments. Illustrated with Engravings. Salisbury: Printed by Brodie & Downing for the Author… 1814. 4to, engraved title, xx, 240pp, 18 plates, & one plan. Half brown calf, marbled boards. Signature on title. Very good, clean copy. $400. ¶ First Edition. A history of the Cathedral from earliest times, together with a description of the library, monuments, and an inventory of the "jewels and riches," together with biographies of the bishops, prebends, et al. Lowndes p.657.

 

DORE, Henry & M. Kennelly. RESEARCHES INTO CHINESE SUPERSTITONS. First Part: Superstitious Practices. Vol IV. Translated from the French with Notes, Historical and Explanatory. Shanghai: T’Usewei Printing Press, 1917. 8vo, xxv, [321]-464pp, numerous lavishly printed oclor plates inserted. Printed boards sewn oriental-style with cords, unobtrusive old library stamp, very good. $125.

 

DOUMERGUE, G. L’ARMENIE. Les Massacres et la Question d’Orient. Conférence, Etides et Documents. Seconde édition revue et augmentée. Paris: Librairie de Foi et Vie, [n.d., ca. 1916]. 8vo, 205pp, 2 foldout maps at rear. Later half black morocco over black cloth, gilt lettered, light rubbing at spine head, otherwise near fine. $125. ¶ Second Edition, revised and enlarged. Rare in all editions.

 

DOW, George Francis. SLAVE SHIPS AND SLAVING. Salem, Mass: Marine Research Scoeity, 1927. 8vo, xxxv, 349pp, plates. Cloth, some stains, rear hinge cracking, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ First Edition of this valuable work commencing with the firsst shipload of Africans that landed at Hispaniola in 1502 and ending with the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888. With an Introduction by Capt. Ernest H. Pentecost. Howes D438.

 

[DOYLE, John]. THE CELEBRATED VAUX HALL PERFORMER ON THE TIGHT ROPE. London: Thomas McLean, 1834. Hand-colored lithograph, 11 by 14-1/2 inches, some dampstaining to lower portion, 3 spots to upper portion. Framed and glazed. Good. $100. ¶ Amusing caricature depicting a tight-rope walker whose balancing pole has Toryism at one end and Whiggism at the other. The artist John Doyle (1797-1868), who went by the initials HB, began his famous series of Political Sketches in 1829. Houfe pp.287-9. Everitt, English Caricaturists, pp.235-76.

 

DRINKWATER, John. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF CARL LAEMMLE. London: William Heinemann, 1931. 8vo, 275pp, frontispiece, 21 b&w illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, very good. $300. ¶ First Edition, an excellent Presentation/ Association Copy, Inscribed by Laemmle and Signed by the Author, along with the book’s primary reseacher (the object of the author’s Note) and Universal Pictures’ London representative, David Bader. Laemmle, though a largely forgotten figure in cinema history, was one of the founding fathers of the movie business, starting with a string of nickleodeons in the early years of the 20th century, getting into distribution (by 1909 his Laemmle Film Service was the largest distributor in the U.S., hence the world), and finally into production with Universal Pictures Corp.

 

DU CHAILLU, Paul B. THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN. New York: Harper 1882. 2 vols, large 8vo, xvi, 441; xvi, 474pp, 233 illustrations and a folding map in back pocket of vol. 1. Orig. dark blue cloth, decorated with a sunburst design in maroon and gilt, spines lettered gilt, ownership stamp. A fine set. $150. ¶ One of the best accounts of Scandinavia, profusely illustrated.

 

[DUTENS, Louis]. RECHERCHES SUR L’ORIGINE DES DECOUVERTES attribuées aux Modernes… Paris: la Veuve Duchesne, 1766. 2 vols in 1, 8vo, xxlviii, 228; iv, 257, (3)pp. Old half calf, backstrip gilt, sm. bookplate removed from paste-down, early signature, a good copy. $250. ¶ First Edition, rare. Dutens (1730-1812) analyzed history, especially in terms of religion, philosophy, science, and medicine, and showed that the new ideas of such as Newton, Descartes, Leibnitz, Harvey, Linnaeus, etc. were directly derived from earlier writers. Quérard 2, p.137-9. NUC: LC copy only.

 

(Dwiggins, W.A.). WALDMAN, Milton. AMERICA CONQUERS DEATH. New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1928. 8vo, 30, (1)pp, title in 4 colors, 3-color initial, text in black & red. Orig. paper boards, cloth spine, gilt, gilt label to front board. Light wear to one corner, otherwise fine, in glassine jacket. $100. ¶ First edition of Waldman’s thoughtful essay on Americans’ cultural indifference to death, one of 500 copies printed on Navarre paper by Rudge. Dwiggins contributed the typography and exquisite decorations. One of the AIGA’s Fifty Books. Agner 28.12.

 

DYER, H.Geo. SIR WILFRID LAWSON: His Life, His Humour, & His Mission. London: Dyer Brothers, [ca. 1880]. 12mo, 14pp, (2 ads)pp, disbound. $20. ¶ Second edition. The author offers a portrait of Sir Wilfrid Lawson, a man "rich in ideas for the public good...having no ‘carkin cares’...unreservedly and spontaneously throw themselves into the work of remedying the abuses which prey upon the confort and happiness of their fellow-men."

 

EARL, George Windsor. THE EASTERN SEAS, Or Voyages and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832-33-34, Comprising a Tour of the Island of Java - Visits to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Siam, &c.; Also an Account of the Present State of Singapore with Observations on the COmmercial Resources of the Archipelago. London: W. H. Allen, 1837. Tall 8vo, xii, 461pp, 4 folding maps. Publisher’s original blindstamped green cloth, foxing to first few leaves, hinges cracked, spine darkened, 2 cm tear at upper spine edge of rear board, otherwise very good. $1200. ¶ First Edition. Important early tour of the Malay Archipelago, a key reference with accounts of Borneo, Java, and Singapore as well as pirates, orangutangs, and the commercial resources of the region. The map of Borneo is still of interest as it still shows Lake Kine Balu. Hill p.411. National Maritime Museum 458. Rare.

 

[EGERTON, Thomas]. THE SPEECH OF THE LORD CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND, in the Eschequer Chamber, touching the Post-nati. London: Societie of Stationers, 1609. Small 4to, (12), 118, (3)pp. Half calf over marbled boards, morocco label lettered in gilt. Joints lightly rubbed, armorial bookplate, fly-leaf repaired, marginal paper defect to first eight pages of text, some faint foxing to text. A very good copy. $450. ¶ First Edition of the only published work of Thomas Egerton (1540?-1617), Baron Ellesmere, Queen Elizabeth’s trusty lord keeper and advisor to Francis Bacon. Soon after the death of Elizabeth (1603), doubts arose as to the status of Scottish persons in England born after the accession of James I. The "antenati," those born before the accession, were considered aliens, but the "postnati" claimed to be naturalized subjects who could hold land in England. This speech, printed by order of the king, records Ellesmere’s decision that suits against the postnati were bad pleas. Known for this rousing royalist speech and for his intimacy with Elizabeth and James, Egerton is remembered most for his successful efforts to quell the rebellion against Elizabeth by Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex. STC 7540.

 

(ELIZABETH I). BEESLY, Edward Spencer. QUEEN ELIZABETH. London: Macmillan, 1895. 8vo. Original green cloth, bookplate, very good. $15. ¶ First Edition, later printing.

 

ENGELS, Frederick. THE REVOLUTIONARY ACT. Military Insurrection or Political and Economic Action? Translated by Henry Kuhn. With an Appendix by Daniel de Leon. New York: New York Labor News, 1922. 8vo, 48pp, incl. frontis. & 1 plate. Orig. printed wrappers. Light external wear, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ This essay appeared as an introduction to Marx’s pamphlet, "The Class Struggles in France, 1848-1850." This appears to be the first edition with the commentary by de Leon (1852-1914), the American political radical who formed the Workers’ International Industrial Union.

 

EPIPHANIUS, Saint, Bp. of Constantia in Cyprus.  DI EPIPHANII EPISCOPI CONSTANTIAE CYPRI, Contra Octoaginta Haerese Opus, Panarium, Siue Arcula, aut Capsula Medica appellatum, continens libros tres, & tomos siue Sectiones ex toto Septem. Basileae: Ex Officina Heruagiana, 1578. Folio in 6s, (12), 430, (14)pp. Contemporary full vellum, very good. $750. ¶ Saint Epiphanius’ tract against heresies, translated from the Greek into Latin by Jano Cornario. Sixth edition. Adams 256. OCLC 4 copies.

 

(Exotic Printing). TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUSTRIA AND TURKEY. Vienna, 1846. 8vo, 88pp, printed in Ottoman Turkish script with 2 illuminated leaves at the front. Orig. folding wallet-style green morocco elaborately stamped in gilt, pink moiré silk endpapers, chipped at head and foot of backstrip, otherwise fine. $500. ¶ A REMARKABLE AND STRIKING PIECE OF EXOTIC PRINTING, especially notable for the color-printed illuminations at the front and for the fine printing of the delicate and beautiful script. The richness and elaboration of the binding suggests that this was a special copy, perhaps for presentation.

 

(Exploration) PERILS AND ADVENTURES ON THE DEEP: A Series of Interesting Narratives of Naval Adventure and Suffering. Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 1840. 12mo, 326pp, extra engraved title leaf. Later binding in black cloth, onlaid paper label, variable foxing throughout, otherwise good+ $100. ¶ Second Edition, earliest printing, the first edition, apparently, published by Nelson in an undated edition. A collection of authentic shipwreck and marine disaster stories, including accounts of "attacks by savages," the story of The Bounty, the marooning Alexander Selkirk which inspired Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, very early polar explorations, etc. This edition not listed in NUC, OCLC. Scarce. Cf. Huntress 316C.

 

(Ferrara). MARESTI, Alfonso, et al. TEATRO GENEOLOGICO ET ISTORICO Dell’Antiche, & Illustri Famiglie di Ferrara del Conte, e Cavaliere Alfonso Maresti Ferrarese. Tomo Primo. All’Eminentissimo, e Reuerendissimo Principe il Sig. Cardinale Sigismondo Chigi. Ferrara: Nella Stampa Camerale, 1678. [with] Tomo Secondo (1681) & Tomo Terza (1708). 4to, (8), 264, 226, (6), 228pp, 11 full-page woocut birdseye views, dec. inits., head and tailpieces. 19th century half vellum over pasteboards, green and red morocco spine labels, gilt lettered, gilt orn., some rubbing, otherwise a tight, internally clean, very good copy. $1000. ¶ First Editions, complete set bound in one volume, of the geneologies and histories of the illustrious and eminent families of Ferrara, Italy. Hansomely printed, with woodcut arms, views, and family trees. Not found in any of the standard references. Rare; no copy recorded in OCLC.

 

FIDDES, Richard. A GENERAL TREATISE OF MORALITY. Form’d upon the Principles of Natural Reason Only. With a Preface in Answer to Two Essays Lately Published in the Fable of the Bees. And Some Incidental Remarks upon an Inquiry Concerning Virtue, by the Right Honourable Anthony Earl of Shaftsbury. London: for S. Billingsley, 1724. 8vo, (8), cxliv, 462, (2)pp. Contemp. calf, panelled in blind, red morocco label. Extremites worn, headcap chipped, signature to title page, several pen marks, still very good. $500. ¶ First Edition of Fiddes’s great contribution to the ethical argument raging between Bernard de Mandeville and Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury. In Fable of the Bees , or Private Vices, Public Benefits (1714), Mandeville rejected the optimistic view of benevolent human nature put forward by Shaftesbury and argued that the mutual help on which society thrives is due to personal acquisitiveness and desire for luxury. In this General Treatise, Fiddes attacks Mandeville and defends Shaftesbury, who claimed that there is no conflict between the self-regarding and social affections because the individual’s own good is part and parcel of society’s good. Moreover, Shaftesbury insists that "moral sense" is man’s capacity to distinguish between good and bad actions. Fides furthers this argument, asserting that moral truth consists "in the contemplation of the moral perfections of the divine nature, the rule and model of perfection to all other intelligent beings." Richard Fiddes (1671-1725), divine and historian, is best rememered for the current work and his Life of Cardinal Wolsey, in which he attempted to vindicate Wolsey’s memory from the obloquy which continues to pursue it.

 

FIELD, Henry M. THE STORY OF THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH. New York: Charles SCribner’s, 1893. 8vo, ix, 415pp, frontispiece, 7 figure illus. Black cloth, gilt lettered, teg, gift inscription, near fine. $100. ¶ The saga of the laying of the Atlantic cable by Cyrus Field, the author’s brother. Second Edition.

 

FIGUEROA, Don Jose. THE MANIFESTO TO THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC. Foreword by Jos. A. Sullivan. Oakland: Biobooks, 1952. Tall 8vo, (6), 103pp. Black cloth, gilt lettered, fine. $35. ¶ Reprint limited to 750 printed copies of the 1855 first English edition of the "second California printed book, [the] first one of importance; in it Figueroa [Governor of California] records and defends his administration of California affairs, 1833-1835" (Howes). The first editions in Spanish (1835) and English were produced by Augustin V. Zamorano, California’s first printer. Howes F122. Cf. Cowan p.210 & Sabin 24322.

 

(Fine Printing). LIBER LIBRORUM, 1955. (Stockholm: Liber Librorum), 1955. Folio, portfolio, 43 pamplets in various sizes, formats, papers & colors. Original natural linen over patterned boards, lacking introductory booklet, otherwise fine. $200. ¶ One of 1500 copies. This stunning portfolio is the collaborative project formed by 43 of the twentieth century’s finest book designers on occasion of the Gutenberg Bible’s 500th anniversary. Each participant designed & printed a solution to the typographic problem of the bible. The contributors include Bruce Rogers, Ward Ritchie, Jan van Krimpen, S.H. de Roos, Hermann Zapf, Hans Schmoller, Berthold Wolpe, Joseph Blumenthal, Jan Tschichold, et al.

 

FITZGERALD, Sybil & Augustine. NAPLES. Painted by Augustine Fitzgerald. Described by Sybil Fitzgerald. London: Adam & Charles Black, (1904). 4to, White cloth decoratively stamped in red, green, & brown, titles in gilt. Light soiling, otherwise very good. $350. ¶ One of 250 deluxe copies, signed by the artist.

 

FLECHIER, [Valentin Esprit, Bp of Nîmes]. HISTOIRE DE THEODOSE LE GRAND, pour Monseigneur le Dauphin… Paris: Mabre-Cramoisy, 1679. 4to, (10), 535, (1), (18, index)pp. With an engraved printer’s device on title, several engraved vignettes, cuts & initials. Contemp. calf, backstrip nicely gilt but a small hole affecting lettering, inscription on front fly-leaf, some minor foxing & ink stains, otherwise a very good sound copy. $500. ¶ First Edition, esteemed for its high typographic value, also the only in 4to, followed in the same year by a second edition in 12mo, and by later editions in 12mo or 16mo. Fléchier (1632-1710) intended this biography of the Roman general and emperor Theodosius I, called the Great (347-395), as a lecture in military education for the French crown-prince. Brunet II, p.1283 ("belle édition"). Graesse II, p.594 ("bien imprimée"). Quérard III, p.130. See: Wing 1207 (1693 ed. only). Not in Spaulding & Karpinski. NUC: 1 copy at NIC.

 

FORLONG, J. G. R. RIVERS OF LIFE, Or Sources and Streams of the Faiths of Man in all Lands; Shwowing the Evolution of Faiths from the Rudest Symbolisms to the Latest Spiritual Developments. London: Quaritch, 1883. 3 vols, xli, 565; vi, 659pp + colored folding chart in slip-case, folding map, double-page map, synoptical tables, 14 plates, numerous illus. in text, errata leaf in both vols. Orig. green cloth, gilt, a very good set. $1500. ¶ Only edition of Furlong’s magnum opus. The folding chart measures 7 1/2 by 2 1/4 feet.

 

FORNARO, Carlo de. DIAZ CZAR OF MEXICO. An Arraignment by…With an Open Letter to Theodore Roosevelt. N.p.: International Publ. Co., 1909. 8vo, 154pp, frontispiece. Straw buckram, black lettered, hinges hint at starting, ffep loose, otherwise nearly very good. $50. ¶ First Edition. Virulent anti-Porfirio Diaz tract written just prior to the revolution which began with Diaz’s overthrow in 1911.

 

FORNERON, H. (compiler). LOUISE DE KEROUALLE, DUTCHESS OF PORTSMOUTH, 1649-1734: SOCIETY IN THE COURT OF CHARLES II. London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey, 1888. 8vo, xxxi, 346pp, Illus. Original blue cloth, light foxing, ownership marks & inscriptions, otherwise very good. $25. ¶ Third Edition, with portraits, facsimile letter and a preface by Mrs. G.M. Crawford.

 

FORTESCUE, M[ary] T[eresa]. QUEENS AND PRINCESSES OF OLDEN DAYS. With a Foreward by Sir C. Hagberg Wright. London: George Allen, 1937. 8vo, 288pp with a portrait frontis. Orginal brown cloth in dust jacket, ownership signature. Nearly fine. $25. ¶ First Edition. Collection of Mrs. Fortescue’s biographical essays on women in European royalty including Katherine the Great, Elizabeth of Austria and the Duchesse de Berri.

 

FOURNEL, Henri. LES BERBERS. Étude sur La Conquête de L’Afrique par Les Arabes, D’Apres les Textes Arabes Imprimés. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1875-1881. 2 vols, 4to, xx, 609, iv, 380, (1)pp. Later three-quarter brown morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, raised bands, teg, bookplate, library label, occasional mild foxing, otherwise fine. $600. ¶ First Edition of a rare study of the Berbers of North Africa.

 

FOURNEL, [Jean-François]. TRAITE DE L’ADULTERIE. Paris: Demonville, 1783. 12mo, xxiv, 495pp. Contemp. calf, spine gilt, somewhat worn. $400. ¶ Second edition, first 1778. Fournel (1745-1820), a famous lawyer, wrote a large number of legal books, including these curious works on seduction and adultery, perhaps his best known. Gay III, 1237. Quérard III, p.183. Not in Marke.

 

FOURNEL, [Jean-François]. TRAITE DE LA SEDUCTION, Considérée dans l’Ordre Judiciare. Paris: Demonville, 1781. 12mo, xvi, 462. (2)pp. Contemp. mottled calf, spine gilt. Good. $400. ¶ First Edition. Fournel (1745-1820), a famous lawyer, wrote a large number of legal books, including these curious works on seduction and adultery, perhaps his best known. "Ouvrage curieux par les faits qui s’y trouvent rapportés" (Claudin). Gay III, 1237. Quérard III, p.183. Not in Marke.

 

FOWLER, W.Warde. SOCIAL LIFE AT ROME In the Age of Cicero. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1909. 8vo, xv, 362pp, 4 b&w illus, 1 foldout map. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, teg, bookplate, some rubbing to front joint, otherwise fine. $50. ¶ First American Edition.

 

(France - map). DEPARTMENT DE L’ ORNE. Paris: J.B. Dlaval, 1818. 24 x 21 in. engraved map on 18 panels, colored in red & green, mounted on buckram & folding into 8vo size, in slicase. Fine in very good slipcase. $100. ¶ Attractive map of the départment de l’Orne, divided into the arrondissemens and cantons as specified, so the map tells us, by the Assemblée Nationale in 1790.

 

FREEMAN, Edward A. THE HISTORY OF THE NORMAN CONQUEST OF ENGLAND, Its Causes and Its Results. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1867. 6 vols, 8vo, with foldout maps, foldout plans, illus., vol 6 as Index. Modern binding in brown cloth, gilt lettered and ornamented spine, a few occasional spots of foxing, otherwise remarkably clean and white text, nicely rebound, fine. $500. ¶ First Edition. Freeman’s massive, 3000+ page definitive study of the pivotal event in England’s history remains the unsurpassed reference to the subject.

 

(Fremont). BIGELOW, John. MEMOIR OF THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES IF JOHN CHARLES FREMONT, Including an Account of His Explorations, Discoveries and Adventures on Five Successive Expeditions Across the North American Continent; Voluminous Selections From His Private and Public Correspondence; His Defense Before the Court Martial, and Full Reports of His Principal Speeches in the Senate of the United States. With Spirited Illustrations, and an Accurate Portrait on Stell. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. 8vo, 480pp, frontispiece, misc. full page illus. Contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards, gilt lettering to maroon morocco spine labels, raised bands, blindstamped orn. to compartments, marbled edges, bookplate, some loss at spine head, expected rubbing, otherwise a very good copy. $145. ¶ First Edition. Cowan pp.52-53. Sabin 5306. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 822.

 

FRITH, [Francis]. THE GOSSIPING PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE RHINE. Reigate (Surrey): The Author, [1864]. 4to, 32pp, 15 photographs, title-page photograph. Orig. cloth elaborately gilt, rebacked, a very good copy. $1275.

¶ Frith’s charming account of his travels along the Rhine; the same year saw publication of his Gossiping Photographer at Hastings. Frith’s reputation as a photographer was ensured after publication of his photographs of Egypt, Syria and Palestine in the late 1850s. The Truthful Lens 65. Gernsheim, Incunabula, 242. Not in NUC.

 

GABUS, Jean. IGLOUS, Chez les Esquimaux-Cariboux. Nuechatel: Victor Attinger, [ca. 1930]. 8vo, 259pp, 2 map, plates. Illus. wrappers, good. $30. ¶ First Edition of an interesting work on Eskimos.

 

(GARRICK, David). PARSONS, Mrs. Clement. GARRICK AND HIS CIRCLE. London: Methuen, (1906). 8vo, xxiii, 417pp, 36 plates including frontis. Original red cloth, good. $20. ¶ First Edition of a biography of David Garrick, the great British stage actor of the 18th Century. Included are a bibliography and chronology of contemporary events.

 

GAULLIEUR, E.-H. ÉTUDES SUR L’HISTOIRE LITTÉRAIRE DE LA SUISSE FRANÇAISE, Particulièrement dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe Siècle. Geneva: Gruaz, Cherbuliez; Paris: Cherbuliez, 1856. 8vo, 518pp. Marbled boards, gilt morocco spine label. Preliminary signatures foxed, spine a little faded, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ Includes chapters on Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Geneva printers and publishers, etc.

 

GAUTIER, Théophile. TABLEAUX DE SIEGE Paris 1870-1871. Paris: Charpentier, 1871. 8vo, (4), 376pp. Half cloth, morocco label, original printed wrappers bound in , cloth slightly spotted, otherwise very good. Gilt morocco armorial ex libris. $250. ¶ First Edition. This series of sketches of Paris during the siege includes topics like art during the siege, animals during the siege, Victor Giraud, Gustave Doré's remembrances of the siege, modern barbarians, the Versailles of Louis XIV, etc. NUC notes 4 copies. Talvart & Place

 

[GAYOT DE PITAVAL, François]. HISTOIRE DES COMBATS D’ALMENAR et de Pennalva, des Batailles de Sarragosse, de Villaviciosa. et du Siege de Gironne. Paris: Claude Jombert, 1712. 8vo, (6), 102, (2), (8 as publ. catalogue)pp. Disbound in contemporary endpapers, unusually clean, very good. $150. ¶ First Edition. Not found in OCLC or NUC. Extremely scarce. Barbier II, 743. Quérard III, p.297.

 

GEORGE, Dorothy. LONDON LIFE IN THE XVIIITH CENTURY. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925. 8vo, xi, 452pp, frontis. & 7 plates. Orig. cloth, ink notation to front paste-down, a very good copy. $50. ¶ First Edition.

 

GIBBON, Edward. MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF… with Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed by Himself: Illustrated from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narrative, by John Lord Sheffield. London: for A. Strahan…, 1796-1815. 3 vols, 4to, xxvi, 703, lacks frontispiece; viii, 726, (2, errata and publisher’s ad.); x, 691pp, lacks portrait and folding table. Half smooth calf over marbled boards, morocco label. Boards & joints rubbed, one joint just starting, vol III’s fly-leaf with notes in pen, previous owner’s bookplates, some marginal worming and minor foxing, very good. $350. ¶ First Edition of Gibbon’s assorted attempts at autobiography, pieced together by Lord Sheffield, including his famous letters, which reveal the single-mindedness he brought to his composition of the The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Among the many intimacies these letters and memoirs reveal, they exhibit in particular how personally he took H. E. Davies’s famous charges of plagiarism and how heartbroken he was to see his belle Suzanne Curchod leave him for Jacques Necker. "The massiveness of Gibbon’s intellect, the largeness of his grasp, his unfailing sense of literary proprtion, the fearless vigour of his historical conception,—all these are too great to be buried beneath affectation. He towers above all competitors as a giant among the pigmies" (Henry Craik). Norton 131.

 

(Gibralter). GIBRALTER AND ITS SIEGES. With a Description of Its Natural Features. London: Thomas Nelson, 1879. Sm 8vo, 158, (8)pp as publisher’s adv., frontispiece, 17 b&w illus. Original publisher’s brick cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, front board block illus. in black, rear board blocked in blind, light wear to edges, extremities, endpaper offsets, otherwise very good. $50. ¶ First Edition. The British Naval and Military Annals of the sieges of 1704 and 1777 are discussed, as well as a history of the great rock and its environs.

 

GIBSON, James E. DR. BODO OTTO And the Medical Background of the American Revolution. Springfield: Charles C Thomas, 1937. 8vo, ix, (1), 345pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Long inscription by the author to inventor Donald Dailey and wife Betty on front free endpaper, letter from the author to the same enclosed and author’s newsprint obituary taped on front endpaper. Very good. $100.

 

GILES. J.A. (trans. & ed.). THE CHRONICLE OF RICHARD OF DEVIZES Concerning the Deeds of Richard The First, King of England. Also, Richard of Cirencester’s Description of Britain. Translated and Edited by… London: James Bohn, 1841. 8vo, iv, (2), 226pp, frontispiece, 1 foldout map at rear. Rebound in quarter brown morocco over boards, original backstrip preserved, tight, internally clean, very good. $75. ¶ First Edition of Giles’ translation of Devizes, together with a reprint of the 18th century translation of Circester’s De Situ Britanniæ, two early works of historical importance. Richard of Circester (b.? - d.1402), was a monk at Westminster, who, according to Gibbon, "shows a genuine knowledge of antiquity, very extraordinary for a monk of the 14th century" (Decline and Fall, Ch.xxi, n). De Situ Britanniæ, however, is now considered by many to be an 18th century forgery by C.J. Bertram. "The chronicle of Richard of Devizes [a monk at Winchester] is one of the earliest and most authentic memorials of the period to which it relates" (Wright’s Biog. Brit. Lit., Anglo-Norman Period, 361). Allibone II, p.1789. Lowndes IV, p.2086. Farrar & Evans, English Translations From Medieval Sources, 3291a, 3292.

 

(GIOVIO e REZZONICO). GIANONCELLI, Matteo (ed.). COMO E IL SUO LAGO. Nelle Descrizioni di Benedetto Giovio e di Anton Gioseffo Della Torre di Rezzonico. (Como): Società Storica Comense, (1978). 4to, 253pp, 3 foldout maps, 13 color plates, misc. b&w plates, 1 folding map laid-in to rear. Quarter brown cloth over stamped-illus. boards, yellow lettered, unopened, fine. $250. ¶ A modern edition of Giovio’s 16 century and Della Torre di Rezzonico’s 18th century descriptions (including the original illustrations) of Lake Como and environs, with modern notes and commentary. A handsome production.

 

GIPSON, Lawrence Henry. A GUIDE TO MANUSCRIPTS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1748-1776. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. 8vo, xxii, 490, xxxvi as index pp. Red cloth, gilt lettered, near fine in very good dj. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

GIST, Brooks D. THE YEARS BETWEEN. Tulare, CA: N.p. [the author], 1952. 8vo, 224, (2) blank, (18) as poems by the author, frontispiece, 37 b&w photoplates. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, illus. endpapers, mild shelfwear, owner’s signature, otherwise fine. $50. ¶ First Edition, signed by the author. A history of California’s San Joaquin Valley, between its initial settlement and contemporary development.

 

(Gladstone). MORLEY, John. THE LIFE OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE. In Three Volumes. London: Macmillan, 1903. 3 vols, 8vo, x, (2), 661, frontispiece, 3 plates, vi, (2), 666, frontispiece, 2 plates, vi, (4), 648pp, frontispiece, 1 plate. Half green morocco over green cloth, gilt lettering, raised bands, gilt decorated and ornamented compartments, teg, foxing to first and last few leaves, occasional foxing to margins, spines sunned to brown yet gilt bright, overall a very nice set, not quite fine. $250. ¶ First Edition. The standard biography of the controversial four-time Prime Minister, written by his close friend, the Viscount Morley of Blackburn. "No English statesman has been more fervently adored or more intensely hated than Gladstone" (DNB). With the armorial bookplate of Sir Charles Philip Huntington, 3d Baronet.

 

GODEAU, Antoine. ELOGES HISTORIQUES DES EMPEREURS, Des Roys, Des Princes, Des Imperatrices, Des Reynes, et Des Princesses, Qui Dans Tous les Siécles ont Excellé en Piété. Paris: François Muguet, 1667. 4to, (12), 549, (1)pp. Later full mottled calf, raised bands, some rubbing, wear to spine head, head compartment with tape, internally clean, overall good $500. ¶ First Edition. Scarce; OCLC notes but one copy (in Europe).

 

GOETZMANN, William H. and Joseph C. Porter. THE WEST AS ROMANTIC HORIZON… Omaha: Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, 1981. 4to, 128pp, frontispiece, 36 color plates, misc. text images. Illustrated wrappers, neat repair to spine head, otherwise very good. $25. ¶ First Edition.

 

GOLDSTEIN, Donald M., Katherine V. Dillon, and J. Michael Wenger. RAIN OF RUIN. A Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Washington - London: Brassey’s, 1995. 4to, xiii, 175pp, over 325 b&w photo-illus. Quarter black cloth over black boards, gilt lettered, dust jacket, fine. $80. ¶ First Edition of the first comprehensive photographic record of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities.

 

GONCOURT, E. de. THE CONFIDANTS OF A KING. The Mistresses of Louis XV. Translated by Ernest Dowson. London and Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis, 1907. 2 vols, 8vo, 232, frontispiece, 225, frontispiece. Contemporary half maroon morocco over maroon cloth, gilt lettered spine, raised bands, gilt ornament within gilt bordered compartments, teg, some rubbing, slight loss at spine heads, front hinge to vol 2 starting, otherwise internally clean, a good copy. $125. ¶ First Edition in English of Goncourt’s Les Maitresses de Louis XV (1860), translated by the great English Decadent poet, Dowson, apparently executed prior to his death in 1900. Scarce. NCBEL III, 624.

 

GOODMAN III, John B. THE SCHOONER CIVILIAN and the Cochituate Mining and Trading Company. Los Angeles: Zamorano Club, 1964. Folio, (12)pp, frontispiece, 2 facsimiles. Printed wrappers, lt. soiling. otherwise fine. $35. ¶ First Edition, limited to 250 copies printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at The Plantin Press. Leaving Boston in 1849, the schooner Civilian provided passage to California for Easterners with Gold Fever.

 

GORSAS, A[ntoine] J[oseph]. PRECIS RAPIDE DES EVENEMENS QUI ONT EU LIEU A PARIS Dans les Journées des 30 & 31 Mai; Premier & 2 Juin 1793. Par A.-J. Gorsas, Deputé à la Convention Nationale... [Paris: Veuve Gorsas, 1793]. 12mo, 42, (1). 5pp. Wrappers, some waterstaining, disbound. $75. ¶ First Edition of this work, printed on the presses of Gorsas’s widow. It chronicles the events which led to Gorsas being executed in 1793. Born in 1745, Gorsas had been a journalist and member of the National Convention. Querard characterizes him as being one of the first to recognize the true infamy of Robespierre and to denounce (apparently at great risk) the excesses and oppressiveness of the Committees. The book ends with a note about the author, and concludes with the epitaph which he had written for himself. Quérard III, 411. Monglond II, 830.

 

[GOUDAR, Ange]. LE PROCES DES TROIS ROIS, Louis XV I de France-Bourbon, Charles III d’Espagne-Bourbon, et George III d’Hanovre, Fabricant de Boutons, plaide au Tribunal des Puissances-Europeennes. Par Appendix, l’Appel au Pape. Traduit de l’Anglois. London: George Carenaught, 1780. 8vo, 8, 192pp, folding engraved plate by William Jones after John Philips. Orig. speckled salmon boards, old manuscript library label at foot of backstrip, a fine copy as issued. $450. ¶ First Edition. The reference on the title to this work being translated from the English is false, as is the transparent publisher's pseudonym. It was written by Ange Goudar (c.1720-1791) and was a popular and influential parody of of British policy towards America. The folding plate shows the 'trial' in progress and one of the figures depicted is Ben Franklin. Fay notes that the work criticizes England, France, and the US almost equally before coming down in favor the the latter. Goudar published numerous popular works of which L'Espion Chinois may be the most popular. Fay, Ouvrages Francais sur Les Etats-Unis, p. 13. Mars IX, 140. See Garratt, Checklist of Pamphlets of the American Revolution.

 

(Granger). A COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS TO ILLUSTRATE GRANGER’S BIOG. HIS. OF ENGLAND and Noble’s Continuation to Granger; Forming a Supplement to Richardson’s Copies of Rare Granger Portraits. London: T. & H. Rodd, 1820. 4to, 51 engraved portraits plust facing biographical letterpress. Disbound $200. ¶ Includes Kenelm Digby, John Gerard the herbalist, Dr Gideon Harvey, John Lydgate, John Rushworth, et al.

 

[GRANT, James]. RANDOM RECOLLECTIONS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, From the Year 1830 To the Close of 1835, Including Personal Sketches of the Leading Members of All Parties. By One of No Party. London: Saunders and Otley, 1837. 8vo, xi, 396pp. Half brown morocco over maroon cloth, gilt lettered and ornamented spine, teg, fine. $150. ¶ Grant (1802-1879) was a journalist and editor of the London Morning Chronicle and London Morning Advertiser, and prolific author of thirty-six books, many of which dealt with theological subjects but whose chief work was the three-volume The Newspaper Press, Its Origin, Progress, and Present Position ((1871-2). The work under notice, one of three he wrote concerning Parliament (the others being Random Recollections of the House of Lords, 1836, and The British Senate, 1838), was "an extraordinary success"(DAB) going through four editions in 1836, its first year of issue. All have become scarce, including this, the fifth edition. Cf. Allibone I, p.720. Cf. DAB VIII, p.390.

 

(GRANT, Ulysses S.) BANQUET IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTHDAY OF ULYSSES S. GRANT. Union League April 27, 1892. Philadelphia: n.p., 1892. 8vo, 84pp, 1 foldout chart. Publisher’s original brown cloth, gilt lettering and orn., blindstamped ruled borders, mild wear at extremities, otherwise clean, bright, fine. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

GRAVES, J[ackson]. A. MY SEVENTY YEARS IN CALIFORNIA 1857-1927. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror, 1929. 8vo, xvii, 478pp, frontispiece, misc. b&w photo-illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, very good+. $50. ¶ First Edition.

 

GRAVES, Jackson A. CALIFORNIA MEMORIES 1857-1930. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1930. 8vo, (16), 330pp, frontispiece, misc. b&w photo-illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, mild wear, a few spots to rear cloth, otherwise tight, bright, near fine. $50. ¶ First Edition, signed by one of the author’s grandsons, whose toddler portrait graces the frontispiece. Cowan p.246.

 

GRAY, Basil. PERSIAN PAINTING from Miniatures of the XII-XVI Centuries. New York: Iris Books, OUP, 1947. Folio, 13pp, with 12 full-page color plates. Orig. quarter cloth, printed boards, good. $35. ¶ First Edition, a beautiful selection of 12 Persian masterpieces of book illustration with notes by the curator at the British Museum.

 

GRAY, Cecil and Margery. THE BED. Or the Clinophile’s Vade Mecum. Decorated by Michael Ayrton. London: Nicholson and Watson, 1946. 8vo, 280pp, with 7 full-page b&w illus. Quarter blue cloth, gilt lettered, over lilac paper boards, dust jacket, illus. endpapers, very mild edgewear, mild foxing to fore edge, near fine in very good dj. $20. ¶ First Edition. An anthology of literary excerpts about and a history of the bed from earliest times through the modern age.

 

GREEN, Alfred J. JOTTINGS FROM A CRUISE. Captain Green’s Experiences as Recorded by Him on the Ill-Fated Voyage of the Barque "Mertola." Also His Further Adventures Aboard the Barques "Grassendale" and "Wilhelm Tell." N.p. [Seattle]: (Kelley Printing), 1947. 8vo, xv, 451pp, frontispiece, 13 b&w illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, illus. endpapers, very fine in good dj. $75. ¶ Second edition, originally issued in 1944.

 

GREEN, Thomas. MEMOIRS OF HER LATE ROYAL HIGHNESS CHARLOTTE-AUGUSTA Of Wales, and of Saxe-Cobourg; Containing an Account of Her Juvenile Years - Education - Marriage With Prince Leopold - Accouchement - Death - and Funeral. To Which is Prefixed, A Concise History of the House of Brunswick Brought Down to Present Time; Shewing the Actual State of the Succession to the Throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Liverpool: Caxton Press Printed by Henry Fisher, [n.d., 1818]. 8vo, viii, 576pp, engraved frontis and t-p, 9 engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt lettering, dec. and ornaments, gilt dec. ruled borders, some loss at spine head, front joint starting, otherwise a good, attractive copy. $100. ¶ One of two Caxton Press editions issued in the same year; ascendance unknown. Biography of the only legitimate child of George IV, born 1796 while her father was Prince of Wales.

 

GREY, Lieut.-General C[harles]. THE EARLY YEARS OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE CONSORT, Compiled, Under the Direction of Her Majesty The Queen. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1867. 8vo, xxxi, 469pp, frontispiece with tissue guard. Brown cloth, gilt dec. spine label, gilt trimmed borders, some foxing, wear to tail and spinehead, otherwise good. $60. ¶ Third Edition.

 

GRINNELL, George Bird. TWO GREAT SCOUTS And Their Pawnee Battalion. The Experiences of Frank J. North and Luther H. North, Pioneers in the Great West, 1856-1882, and Their Defence of the Building of the Union Pacific Railroad. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1928. 8vo, 299pp, double-page map as frontispiece. Red cloth, gilt lettered, teg, untrimmed, tight, bright, fine. $275. ¶ First Edition. A narrative of the exploits of the North brothers, amongst the most important scouts involved in the opening of the West during the period 1856-1877, focusing on their command of the battalion of Pawnees who defended the overland trails and line of the Union Pacific Railway as it extended westward through hostile territory. Luther North and the author accompanied Custer on his Black Hills expedition of 1874. Rader 1702.

 

GUILLEMARD, F. H. H. THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA With Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago. London: John Murray, 1889. 8vo, xx, 455pp, numerous illustrations in the text, 28 woodcuts plates, 14 colored maps (1 folding). Original gilt decorated blue cloth. A very good copy. $175. ¶ Second edition. Account of a three-year natural history research expedition on The Marchesa, a 420 ton schooner, from the British Isles to remote regions in the Pacific. The author, a participant, gives a detailed records of the succesful mission in which many new species were discoveried. Wonderful engravings by Edward Whymper from drawings by J. Keulemans and Charles Whymper.

 

GUISCARD, [Antoine de, abbé de la Bourlie]. MEMOIRS OF THE MARQUIS DE GUISCARD. Or, an Account of his Secret Transactions in the Southern Provinces of France, particularly in Rouergue and the Cevennes, to Rescue the Nation from Slavery. London: B. Bragg, 1705. 8vo, (8), 56pp. Old full red morocco rebacked, wormhole in top margin not touching text, otherwise good $250. ¶ First Edition in English. A French edition was printed at Delft in the same year. This text precedes the tragic death of Bourlie, who had come to England after backing the failed insurrection of the Protestants in the Cevennes against Louis XIV. He was at first well received and Queen Anne gave him a handsome pension but, after accusations of spying were substantiated by examination of his papers, he engaged in swordplay with the Duke of Buckingham and another. Wounded, he was taken to Newgate Prison where he died — some say not of his wounds but of poison perhaps self-administered. NUC: 3 copies. Morgan H-192. Rothschild 1089.

 

HAKLUYT, Richard. THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS VOYAGES TRAFFIQUES & DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION Made By Sea or Overland To the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth At Any TIme Within the Compass of These 1600 Years. With an Introduction by John Masefield. Fully Illustrated With Sixty-Four Drawings by T. Derrick, and Many Reproductions From Contemporary Portraits, Engravings, Etc. In Eight Volumes. [with] THE VOYAGES TRAFFIQUES & DISCOVERIES OF FOREIGN VOAYAGERS With Other Matters Relating Thereto Contained in the "Navigations." With an Introduction by Ernest Rhys. Fully Illustrated with Sixteen Drawings by Thomas Derrick and Reproductions From Contemporary Portraits. In Two Volumes. London & Toronto: J. M. Dent, 1927. 10vols, 8vo, frontispieces, facsimiles, maps, plates, ports. Half crushed blue morocco over gray cloth, gilt lettering and vignette to spine, spine sunned to sea-green yet gilt bright, teg, some light smudging and soiling to boards, otherwise a very good set. $1200.

¶ First Edition thus. Called the prose epic of the modern English nation, and an invaluable treasure of material on the history of geographical exploration and colonization, this is the very desirable illustrated edition based verbatim upon the 1598-1600 first complete (second) edition with an interesting historical introduction by Masefield. The original installment of Hakluyt's grand undertaking was published in 1589, the year following the Armada. He extensively studied all available accounts of English voyaging and exploration and worked to edit them into a concise and logical history. The work would not be published in it final form till 1599. Volume 3 is entirely devoted to the Americas, and as such is one of the earliest English books to cover the subject in any depth. Hakluyt was one of the foremost supporters of English exploration and colonization in the New World and even traveled to Virginia himself. (Sabin calls this one of the most desirable books for a collection of Americana.) Printing and the Mind of Man cites this enormous work "the most complete collection of voyages and discoveries, by land as well as by sea…Hakluyt…inspired some of the great overseas explorations of his time and was one of the leading spirits in the Elizabethan maritime expansion. He met many of the great navigators - Drake, Raleigh, Gilbert, Frobisher and others - corresponded with Ortelius and Mercator and collected all the material on voyages he could find…He was a consultant to the East India Company and a patentee of the Virginia Company." The historical importance of this work cannot be overstated. "A fine set in a handsome leather binding," as called for in Hill. Hill, p.133. Cf. Sabin 541-546.

 

HALD, Arthur & Sven Erik Skawonius. CONTEMPORARY SWEDISH DESIGN. A Survey in Pictures. Stockholm: Nordisk Rotogravyr, 1951. Sm. 4to, 179pp, 177 photo-illus., 102 in full color. Blue cloth, white decorated, leather spine label, gilt lettered, teg, very mild yellowing along leaf edges, spine label heavily rubbed not affecting gilt, overall very good. $50. ¶ First Edition. Covers the entire spectrum of Swedish production design featuring glassware, ceramics, silver, jewelry, metalware, textiles, furniture, book design, wallpaper, toys, leatherwork. Includes extensive designer and manufacturer list.

 

(HAMILTON, Alexander). LODGE, Henry Cabot (ed.). THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON. Edited by… New York: G. P. Putnam/ Knickerbocker Press, (1903). 12 vols, 8vo, engraved frontispiece to vol 1. Three quarter pebbled calf, marbled boards, gilt lettered, teg, untrimmed, near fine. $1000. ¶ Constitutional Edition, the second newly reset edition of the 1885 first issue, handsomely printed and bound for members of the Alexander Hamilton National Memorial Association. Complete sets of both editions are rare; in such condition scarce.

 

HANKE, Lewis. THE FIRST SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS IN AMERICA. A Study in the Development of Spanish Indian Policy in the Sixteenth Century. Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1964. 8vo, xii, (4), 99pp, frontispiece. Tan cloth, black lettered, one tiny spot to front board, very nice. $40. ¶ Reprint of the original 1935 edition published as part of the Harvard Historical Monographs series.

 

[HARTLEY, David, 1732-1813]. THE STATE OF THE NATION with a preliminary Defence of the Budget. London: Almon, 1765. 4to, 40pp. Disbound, lacking title, browned, old library stamp. $35. ¶ A reply to Remarks on the Budget by Thomas Whately. Black 558 (2nd ed.). NUC lists several editions from the same year, all scarce.

 

HARTWIG,G[eorg Ludwig] THE POLAR AND TROPICAL WORLDS: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar and Equatorial Regions of the Globe. Springfield: C.A. Nichols, 1875. 2 vols in 1, 8vo, 811, (l)pp. Engraved frontispiece plus c. 200 ills. throughout the text. Modern cloth over marbled boards, some browning, otherwise very good. $50. ¶ New Edition, enlarged and with additional chapters by A.H. Guernsey. This account of expeditions to the arctic and tropical zones focuses on the botany and zoology of these extreme areas. Hartwig dedicates one chapter to a description of the Amazon. Remarkable is a longer note on coca, in which the author describes the cultivation of coca, its use and abuse.

 

HAUSSONVILLE, Comte de. FEMMES D’AUTREFOIS. HOMMES D’AUJOURD’HUI. Paris: Perrin, 1912. 8vo, (4), 472, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly soiled. Very good. $30.

 

HAWTREY, R.G. ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF SOVEREIGNTY. London: Longmans Green, 1930. 8vo, 162pp. Orig. green cloth, good. $25. ¶ First Edition, from the Lowell lectures by this well known economic historian

 

HAZARD, Samuel. CUBA WITH PEN AND PENCIL. Hartford: Hartford Publ. Co., 1871. 8vo, 584pp, frontispiece, 19 full page b&w illus., numerous text illus. Publisher’s original salmon pictorial cloth, stamped in black and gilt, aeg, gift inscription, otherwise very good. $400. ¶ First Edition. "Richly detailed and elaborately illustrated…one of the most varied details of life in Cuba in the middle third of the nineteenth century" (Perez). With a chapter that includes discussion of the tobacco factories, cigarette making, and cigarette smoking amongst Cuban women, an entire chapter devoted to All About Cigars, and a chapter on Cuban alcoholic beverages, coffee and chocolate. Unusually nice copy of a scarce volume. Palau 112635. Perez 99.

 

HEALY, Capt. M. A. REPORT OF THE CRUISE OF THE REVENUE MARINE STEAMER CORWIN IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN In the Year 1884. Washingtopn: Government Printing Office, 1889. 4to, 128pp, frontispiece, 4 color lithos, multiple photo plates, illus. Modern half leatherette over marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, ex library stamps, very good indeed. $200. ¶ First Edition, limited to 1800 copies. By resolution of the House of Representatives, the tasks of the Corwin were to protect the seal fisheries and otter hunting-grounds, examination of Bogoslov Volcano, a survey of the Kowak River, geology, ethnology, and detailed investigation of the area’s natural history. Healy was the son of an Irish immigrant father and a Georgia slave mother. Emancipated by his father and sent North, he ran away to sea at age 15. He was brought back by his brothers only to run away again. In 1865 he joined the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, the forerunner of the present Coast Guard. He was made junior officer and then commander aboard several cutters, the first African-American to be so named. Hasse p.36. Arctic Bibliography 18400. 

 

HECKETHORN, Charles William. THE SECRET SOCIETIES OF ALL AGES AND COUNTRIES. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1875. 2 vols, 8vo, xviii, 392; xii, 328pp. Later cloth, gilt titles, owner’s name on endpapers. Very occasional foxing. Very good. $350. ¶ First Edition, a detailed study of the Knights Templars, Rosicrucians, alchemists, Carbonari, Ishmaelites, freemasons, Jacob Böhme, Emanuel Swedenborg, communists, trade unions and other oddities. Heckethorn, the author of numerous historical miscellanies, argues that the effects of "secret societies" on the world has been greater than is frequently imagined. Gardner, Bibliotheca Rosicruciana, 289. Pritchard 2606a.

 

HEDIN, Sven. MY LIFE AS AN EXPLORER. Translated by Alfhild Huebsch. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. 8vo, 544pp, illus. by the author throughout + 8 color plates. Orig. cloth. Good. $50. ¶ A marvellous account of the great explorer’s early travels in the middle east and central Asia, illustrated with his own drawings. Second printing. Yakushi H113.

 

HELPS, Arthur (ed.). LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS From 1848 to 1861 to Tours in England and Ireland and Yachting Excursions. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1868. 8vo, xv, 315pp, frontispiece, text within printed borders. Green cloth, gilt title and borders, some foxing, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ First Edition.

 

HENNEBERT, [Eugène]. LES ANGLAIS EN ÉGYPTE. L’Angleterre et le Mâhdî Arabe et le Canal de Suez. Paris: Jouvet & Cie, 1884. 8vo, (4), 74, (2)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, 2 maps (one fold-out), foxing throughout, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ Only Edition. A treatise on British policy in Egypt, with considerations on the war in the Sudan and the future of the Suez Canal. Hennebert (b.1826) was an author on military science. NUC: 3 copies only.

 

HERODOTUS. HERODOTI HALICARNASSEI HISTORIAE LIB. IX, & De Vita Homeri Libellus. Illi ex interpretatione Laur. Vallae adscripta, hic ex interpret. Coradi Heresbachii: utraque ab Henr. Stephano recognita. Ex Ctesia excerptae historiae… [Geneva]: Henricus Stephanus, 1566. Folio in 6s, (32), 256, 12, (22 as index)pp. Contemporary full vellum, foredge of titlepage frayed & strengthened from back, soiled, an occasional spot, stain, otherwise nearly very good. $1000.

¶ Second Edition in Latin of Book 9 of Herodotus History and Ctesias’ Life of Homer, translated by Lorenzo Valla and C. Heresbach. Adams 403. Without the plates found in some copies.

 

(Herodotus). BELOE, Rev. William (trans.). HERODOTUS, Translated from the Greek, With Notes by… London: Printed by Luke Hansard for Leigh and S. Sotheby, 1806. 4vols, 8vo, foldout plate. Contemporary full diced brown calf, gilt lettered morocco spine labels, blind tooled borders within double gilt fillets, gilt rules to spine, blindstamped orn., marbled edges, bookplates, some loss to spine labels, some darkening and crackling to backstrip, otherwise a tight, internally clean, very good set. $150. ¶ Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged, originally issued in 1791. "A very valuable and elaborate performance. The language of the translation is smooth and elegant…deserving of the highest praise." Brueggemann, English Editions of the Ancient Greek and Latin Authors p.86.

 

[HILDROP, John and ?Jonathan Swift]. LETTER TO A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, Containing a Proposal for Bringing in a Bill to Revise, Amend or Repeal Certain Obsolete Statutes, Commonly Called THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. London: R. Minors, 1738. 8vo, 61pp. 19th century half morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering to red morocco spine label, very good. $150. ¶ Fourth edition. Originally issued in early 1738, the edition under notice was published later in the same year. "This tract, on its first appearance, was generally ascribed to Dean Swift. It is included in the second volume of Hildrop's Miscellaneous works, published by himself in 1754… [It is] a satire directed against the irreligion of the times" (Halkett & Laing III, 280). Hildrop, a divine, published a number of such essays, "written in a style unusually nervous, easy, and entertaining" (DNB).

 

HILL, Joseph. THE BOOK MAKERS OF OLD BIRMINGHAM. New York: Burt Franklin, (1971). 8vo, xv, 126pp, numerous plates. Orig. burgandy cloth, gilt, fine. $30. ¶ Reprint, originally published in 1907 in a limited edition of 250 copies.

 

[HILL, Sir John]. THE STORY OF ELIZABETH CANNING considered by Dr. Hill… London: Cooper, 1753. 8vo, 52pp. Stitched as issued, edges chipped, occasional foxing & browning, otherwise good. $200. ¶ Hill’s pamphlet is the best known of several critical responses to Fielding's summation of the famous trial A Clear State of the Case of Elizabeth Canning. The novelist Henry Fielding (1707-1754) handled the kidnapping case of Canning (1734-1773), one of the most intriguing cases of perjury in the history of the English law.

 

HILLIARD, Edward(ed.). THE BALLIOL COLLEGE REGISTER 1832-1914. Oxford: Printed for Private Circulation by Horace Hart, 1914. 8vo, xii, 420pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, gilt vignette, very good. $30. ¶ First Edition.

 

HINDLE, Brooke and Steven Lubar. ENGINES OF CHANGE. The American Industrial Revolution, 1790 - 1860. Washington, D. C. and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986. Tall 8vo, 309pp, illus. thoughout. Quarter black cloth over red boards, gilt lettering and vignette, dust jacket, fine in fine dj. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

HOBBS, Captain James. WILD LIFE IN THE FAR WEST; Personal Adventures of a Border Mountain Man. Comprising Hunting and Trapping Adventures With Kit Carson and Others; Captivity and Life Among the Comanches; Services Under Doniphan in the War With Mexico, and in the Mexican War Against the French; Desperate Combats With Apaches, Grizzly Bear etc., etc. Hartford: Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1872. 8vo, 488pp, chromolithographed frontispiece, 22 full page b&w illus., 12 tail pieces. Publisher’s original green cloth, gilt stamped dec. spine, gilt stamped vignette, blindstamped boards, hinges starting, dappling to spine, boards, a fairly good copy in typical condition. $275. ¶ First Edition. Howes H550. Six Guns 997. Rader 1901. Rittenhouse 299.

 

HODGEN, Margaret T. CHANGE AND HISTORY. A Study of the Dated Distributions of Technological Innovations in England. New York: Wenner-Gren Foundation, 1952. 8vo, 324pp, 14 text maps, 11 foldout maps. Tan stiff wrappers, brown lettered, fine. $35. ¶ First Edition, Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology Number Eighteen, signed by Lynn T. White Jr., reknowned professor of history at UCLA, with a leaf of notes in his hand laid-in.

 

HODGSON, G.H. THOMAS PARRY. Free Merchant Madras 1768-1824. Madras: Higginbothams, 1938. 8vo, vi, (8), 357pp, frontispiece, 21 illus. Blue cloth, black lettered, dust jacket, very good in fairly good dj. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

HOELLINGIUS, Jo. Conr. Steph. DISSERTATIO PHILOLOGICA DE BAETILIIS VETERUM. Lipsiae & Bremae, 1724. Sm. 4to, (6), 24,(2)pp, roman, Greek & Hebrew letter. Boards. Text browned. $50. ¶ Not in BLC or NUC.

 

HOLBROOK, J. TEN YEARS AMONG THE MAIL BAGS: Or, Notes From the Diary of a Special Agent of the Post-Office Department. With Illustrations. Philadelphia: Cowperthwait, 1874. 8vo, 432pp, misc. illus. Publisher’s original brown decorative cloth, very good. $60. ¶ Later Edition, originally published in 1855 by Cowperthwait. Cf. Sabin 32447.

 

HOLMES, Abiel. THE LIFE OF EZRA STILES, D.D. LL.D Boston: Printed by Thomas & Andrews, May, 1798. 8vo, 403, (1 as Index)pp, frontispiece. Contemporary quarter roan over patterned boards, gilt lettered spine, library labels, some foxing, offsets, rubbing to joints, extremities, overall a good, tight copy. $100. ¶ First Edition. Biography of Stiles (1727-95), well-respected Congregational clergyman and president of Yale College. Evans 33889. Sabin 32582

 

HOLT, Edgar. THE OPIUM WARS IN CHINA. Chester Springs: Dufour Editions, 1964. 8vo, 303pp, 17 illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, bookplate, fine in like dj. $65. ¶ First U.S. Edition.

 

HORGAN, Paul. CONQUISTADORS IN NORTH AMERICA. London: Macmillan & Co., 1963. 8vo, xv, 303pp. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

HORKA-FOLLICK, Lorayne Ann. LOS HERMANOS PENITENTES. A Vestige of Medievalism on Southwestern United States. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1969. 8vo, xi, 226pp, 18 b&w illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in dj with 2 rubbed spots to front panel. $85. ¶ First Edition, with publisher’s review copy slip laid in.

 

HOWITT, William. VISITS TO REMARKABLE PLACES… London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1840. 8vo, vii, (1), 528pp. Engraved title-page by Samuel Williams plus numerous illustrations throughout the text. Quarter-calf, gilt spine, morocco label, slight foxing on endpapers, edges rubbed, a very good copy. $75. ¶ Second Edition, published in the same year as the first. Howitt (1792-1879) was widely travelled and published accounts of his travels through Germany, Australia and his native England in several works, often written in collaboration with his wife. They were also the first to undertake a pedestrian tour through Scotland; later their attention turned toward spiritualism. Howitt retired in Rome and founded a Society for the Protection of Animals. This travel-companion for the culturally interested contains chapters on Stratford-on-Avon, Hampton Court, the ancient city of Westminster etc. NCBEL II, 1287.

 

HUBLER, Richard G. and John A. De Chant. FLYING LEATHERNECKS. The Complete Record of Marine Corps Aviation in Action 1941-1944. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1944. 8vo, xii, 225pp. Green cloth, black letered, dust jacket, very good in like dj. $100. ¶ First Edition. Rare in dust jacket.

 

[HUDDESFORD, George] TOPSY TURVY: With Anecdotes and Observations Illustrative of Leading Characters in the Present Government of France… London: 1793. 8vo, (4), 64pp. With 2 engraved illustrations. Disbound, otherwise very good. $125. ¶ Third edition, augmented & revised of this attack in verse on France and its leading men, mainly the Jacobeans, by the satirical poet Huddesford (1749-1809), well known as editor of Salmagundi: a Miscellaneous Combination of Original Poetry. Lowndes p.1133. NCBEL II, p.660.

 

[HUNT, Gaillard (ed.)]. HISTORY OF THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES. Washington, D.C.: Department of State, 1909. 4to, 72pp, chromolithograph of seal as frontispiece with tissue guard, 6 b&w plates, 1 chromolithograph plate with tissue guard, bookplate, some edgewear to wrapper, occas. foxing, spine sunned, otherwsie a tight, very good copy. $100. ¶ First Edition, a Presentation Copy from Gaillard Hunt, chief of State Department publications and editor of such. An unusual, finely produced Government publication printed on Enfield handmade paper with two beautiful chromolithographs of the obverse and reverse of the seal. Gaillard Hunt (1862–1924), American historian and editor, served (1887–1909, 1917–24) in the Dept. of State in various capacities, his most important work being done as chief of the division of publications and as editor. From 1909 to 1917 he was chief of the division of manuscripts in the Library of Congress. Among his books are The Life of James Madison (1902) and The Department of State of the United States: Its History and Functions (1914). He edited The Writings of James Madison 9 vol., 1900–1910 and Vol. XVI to XXVII of the Journals of the Continental Congress 1909–28. Scarce.

 

[HUNTER, W.C.]. An Old Resident. THE ‘FAN KWAE’ AT CANTON BEFORE TREATY DAYS 1825-1844. London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, 1882. 8vo, 157, (1)pp, frontispiece. Publisher’s original brown cloth, gilt lettered, dec. in yellow, wear to extremities, bookplates, occasional penciled marginalia, otherwise a good copy. $600. ¶ First Edition, a remarkable association copy with a three-page ALs by the author to the book’s owner, Warren Delano - Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s maternal grandfather - whose bookplate graces the endpaper. With "Compliments of the Author" slip, a contemporary newspaper review, and contemporary Letter to the Editor by the author tipped-in. Delano was one of the U.S.’s foremost China traders - "fan kwae" ("barbarians," in Chinese) - in the usual Chinese commodities, not the least of which was opium. Includes a 13pp xeroxed excerpt from Geoffrey C. Ward’s 1985 Before the Trumpet discussing Delano and his activities in China. With extensive discussion of the opium trade. Scarce.

 

HUNTON, James YORK AND ITS VICINITY; A Guide For the Resident and the Tourist, With Plates and Maps. York/London: William Simpson/Bull, Hunton, 1855. 8vo, viii, 276pp, frontispiece, 5 engraved plates, 1 text map,1 foldout map. Publisher’s original brown cloth, gilt lettered and ornamented spine, gilt lettered front board with blindstamped decoration, bookplate, some sunning, wear, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ First Edition. Scarce.

 

HUQ, Mazharul. THE EAST INDIA COMPANY’S LAND POLICY AND COMMERCE IN BENGAL 1698-1784. Dacca, Pakistan: Asiatic Society, 1964. 8vo, xvii, 295pp, 1 foldout map at rear. Red cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, bookplate, good in like dj. $75. ¶ First Edition. Scarce.

 

HYDE, George E. LIFE OF GEORGE BENT. Written From His Letters. Edited by Savoie Lottinville. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1968). 8vo, xxv, 389pp, 24 plates, misc. illus. and maps. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $75. ¶ First Edition, with publisher’s review slip laid in.

 

ILCHESTER, Earl of. THE HOME OF THE HOLLANDS 1605-1820. London: John Murray, (1937). 8vo, 410pp, profusely illus. Original red cloth, gilt, unobtrusive inscription, very good. $35. ¶ First Edition of this historical account of one of London’s grandest residences and its inhabitants.

 

(India). REPORT OF THE BOMBAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, For the Fourth Quarter of 1839-40. Bombay: Printed by R.D. Buchanan, 1840. 8vo, 134, (1)pp, 2 charts, 1 foldout. Publisher’s original printed wrappers, owner’s embossed stamp, good. $150. ¶ First Edition.

 

INGE, William Ralph. ENGLAND. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1953. 8vo. Original orange cloth in dust jacket, very good. Ink annotations & signature of former L.A. Times Literary Editor Paul Jordan Smith. $15. ¶ Revised Edition.

 

IRVING, Washington. VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES OF THE COMPANIONS OF COLUMBUS. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1831. 8vo, 350, (2, ads). Orig. tan paper boards over muslin shelfback, paper label. Label a bit chipped, boards lightly dustsoiled and worn, previous owner’s signature to front paste-down, some heavy browning, otherwise very good. $250 ¶ First American Edition (published less than a month after the British) of Irving’s classic work, following his 1828 book on Columbus which initiated America’s lionization of that explorer. Here, Irving describes the adventures of de Ojeda, Vespucci, Nino, Guerra, Pinzon, de Nicuesa, Nunez de Balboa, de Leon and others. BAL 10133.

 

[ISNARD, Maximin]. ISNARD A FRERON. Paris: L’Imprimerie de Du Pont, l’an IV [1796]. Sm. 8vo, 28pp. Orig. grey wrappers, very good. $175. ¶ Only Edition of this biting attack against the French journalist Élie-Catherine Fréron (1719-1776) recalling his brutal activities suppressing counterrevolution in Marseille and Toulon in 1793-4. Isnard (1758-1825), called the "Danton of Girondists", was a Girondist deputy and a well known figure of the French revolution. Monglond III, p.593. Quérard IV, p. 187. Not in Tourneux. NUC: one copy at CaBVaU.

 

[JAMES, George Payne Rainsford]. RICHELIEU, A Tale of France. London: Henry Colburn, 1829. 3 vols, 8vo, (xviii) numbered as xx, 290; (2), 315; (2), 348. Half green calf over marbled boards, spine blocked in gilt, initials DD at foot of spines, marbled edges, binder’s tickets reading "S. Mepham, Dorchester." Light wear to extremities, occasional foxing, otherwise fine. $300.

¶ First Edition of the fantastically popular writer’s first book. The historical background which is diffused through this work was familiar to James, who was held prisoner in France during the Napoleonic wars and spent his time there studying history. The book treats the inner history of the ill-fated conspiracy of Cinq-Mars, and of the events leading up to the fall of Richelieu incorporated with a story of Court intrigue. Louis XIII, Anne of Austria, and the Cardinal are drawn with care and learning. Chavigni, the bold, unscrupulous, good-hearted plotter, is a type that often reappears in James" (Baker, A Guide to Historical Fiction, p.265). The work is dedicated "To ," who will not be named so long as the success of the work is in doubt. In the second edition (1831), James addresses Sir Walter Scott directly.

Among his biographical, historical, and poetical works, G.P.R. James (1799-1860) wrote over 100 novels, which sold with almost uniform success. He was appointed Historiographer Royal by William IV, became consul to Massachusetts and later to Virginia. Although he is little read today, his popularity in the 18th century was matched perhaps only by that of Dickens. Wolff 3543. Not in Sadleir or Magee.

 

JAMES, M.R. SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK: A PERAMBULATION OF THE TWO COUNTIES WITH NOTICES OF THEIR HISTORY AND THEIR ANCIENT BUILDINGS. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, (1939). 4to, (xviii), 240 pp, 100 architectural drawings by G.E. Chambers & 24 photographs. Cloth, with the original dust jacket. Very good. $50. ¶ A survey of the two English counties by the author of some of the best ghost stories in English.

 

JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna]. CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN. Moral, Poetical, and Historical. With Illustrations From the Author’s Designs. London: Saunders and Otley, 1858. 2 vols, 8vo, x, (4), 298, 6 (as adv.), 15 illus., (6), 344pp, 13 illus. Later full blue calf, red morocco spine labels gilt lettered, elaborate gilt ornamentation to spine compartments, double fillets, gilt edgework, blindtooled inside dentelles, marbled edges, some minor rubbing, otherwise near fine. $175. ¶ New Edition of Jameson’s study of Shakespeare’s fictional and historical heroines, originally published in 1832, here in a handsomely bound set.

 

JOHNS, C.H.W. THE OLDEST CODE OF LAWS IN THE WORLD. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1903. 8vo, xii, 88, (4 as adv.)pp. Burgundy cloth, gilt lettered, slight wear to spine head and tail, otherwise near fine. $85. ¶ First Edition, fourth impression.

 

JOHNSON, Willis Fletcher. HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD Including All the Fearful Record; the Breaking of the South Fork Dam; the Sweeping Out of the Conemaugh Valley; the Overthrow of Johnstown; the Massing of the Wreck at the Railroad Bridge; Escapes, Rescues, Searches For Survivors and the Dead; Relief Organizations, Stupendous Charities, etc., etc., With Full Accounts Also of the Destruction on the Susquehanna and Juniata Rivers, and the Bald Eagle Creek. N.p.: Edgewood Publishing Co. 1889. 8vo, xiv, 459pp, frontispiece, 24 illus. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, very good.. $60. ¶ First Edition of an oft-reprinted account.

 

JOLLY, Pierre. NECKER. Paris: Les Oeuvres Françaises, (1947). 8vo, 375pp, 13 plates. Orig. printed wrappers, uncut, spine stained otherwise a very good copy. $35.

 

JONES, Edward of the Inner Temple. INDEX TO RECORDS CALLED, THE ORIGINALIA AND MEMORANDA on the Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer Side of the Exchequer: Extracted from the Records, and from the Manuscripts of Mr. Tayleure, Mr. Madox and Mr. Chapman… containing all the Grants of Abbey Lands, and other property granted by the Crown, from the Beginning of the reign of henry VIII to the end of Queen Ann. Also, Inrollments of Charters, Grants, and Patents to several religious houses… With Pleadings and Proceedings relative to the Tenures and Estates of the Nobility and Gentry… London: for the Editor, 1793-95. 2 vols in 1, folio, unpaginated, c.500pp. 19th-century half red morocco, joints cracked but holding, bookplate. Good. $165. ¶ First Edition, with the leaves of subscribers and the half-titles. Edward Jones (fl.1771-1831) was a native Welshman who lived chiefly in London and liked to describe himself as "of the Inner Temple" though he was not, according to the records. He wrote under the name ned Mon and was prominent in the London Gwyneddigion Society, publishing both in Welsh and in English, and editing the works of Dafydd ab gwilym. With the exeption of the prefaces and the addenda, the entire work is in Latin.

 

JONES, H.M. MODERN GEOGRAPHY, Comprising a Concise, Clear, and Entertaining Account of all the Empires, Kingdoms, States, &c in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America; with the New Discoveries to the Present Period. Embellished with Accurate Views of the Principal Cities, Custumes of the Nations, and Maps. London: T. Kelly, 1858 2 vols, 12mo, iv, 711, (3), eng. title, 3 folding maps & ca. 79 eng. plates. Full calf, gilt spines, some spine wear & staining, otherwise very good. $350. ¶ The first appearance of this illustrated geography for juveniles by the author of the History of England and other works. Scarce; OCLA notes only one copy (UCLA).

 

JORDAN, Winthrop D. BLACK OVER WHITE. American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1968.

8vo, xx, 651pp. Black cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, light edgewear to price-clipped dj with chip on rear panel, otherwise near fine. $100. ¶ First Edition, Sterling Brown’s copy, inscribed to him by his wife. National Book Award & Bancroft Prize.

 

JOSEPHUS, Flavius. THE WORKS... Translated into English by Sir Roger L’Estrange... All Carefully Revis’d, and Compar’d with the Original Greek. To Which are added, Two Discourses, and Several Remarks and Observations upon Jospehus. Together with Maps, Scultpures, and Accurate Indexes. London: Richard Sare, 1702. Folio, Eng. title, (4), 18, 1129pp, 2 folding eng. maps, 1 eng. plate. Contemp. full calf, neatly rebacked preserving orig. label. With the large armorial bookplate of Charles Chomondley. An extraordinarily clean and bright copy. $1250.

¶ First Edition of L’Estrange’s translation. Flavius Josephus (37 A.D-100), Jewish general and one of the most controversial writers in the Judeo-Christian tradition, cunningly held out with his legion of Jewish soldiers in a Galilean fort for 47 days against the overwhelming Roman forces of Vespasian. When the fort was taken, he persuaded the 40 remaining stragglers that they should kill each other and cast lots to see who should be the last, the one who would kill himself. Josephus reports that he was the last, and that just as he was about to kill himself, he was captured by Vespasian’s forces. He prophecied that Vespasian would become emporer and thereby gained favor with the Roman imperial family, who supported him in his paradoxically pro-Roman and pro-Jewish writings.

 

JOUSSET, Paul. L’ESPAGNE ET LE PORTUGAL ILLUSTRES. Paris: Librarie Larousse, n.d., [1912]. 4to, (4), 373, (1), 10 maps in color, 11 maps in b&w, 19 b&w plates, 772 b&w photo-illus. Quarter morocco over maroon cloth boards, gilt and blindstamped lettering and decoration, aeg,owner’s signature, a little minor rubbing, a few lt scuffs to cloth, otherwise nearly fine $85. ¶ Second Edition, sumptuously illustrated with additional maps and 772 text-photos not found in the first edition of 1908.

 

[JOUY, Etienne]. L'HERMITE DE LA CHAUSSEE D'ANTIN, ou Observations sur les Moeurs et les Usages Parisiens au Commencement du XIXe Siècle. Troisième Edition. Paris: Pillet, 1813-14. 5 vols, sm. 8vo, (1), 332; (2), vi, 396; (4), 356; (2), iii, 388; (2), 348, (1, avis)pp. With 10 engravings. [with] GUILLAUME LE FRANC-PARLEUR ou Observations sur les Moeurs Françaises... Quatrième Edition. Paris: Pillet, 1815-16. 2 vols, sm. 8vo, ii, 388; (4), 334pp. With an engraved general title and a frontispiece to vol.II. Together 7 vols, contemporary half mottled calf, red morocco labels, a pretty matching set. $650. ¶ The first work is a compilation of articles first printed in the Gazette de France from 17 August 1811 to 3 March 1814 and compared by the author to Addison and Steele's Spectator. Jouy notes every aspect of Parisian life, manners, and customs during the Empire. The second title continues Jouy’s observations during the reign of Louis XVIII, now under the title of the Plain Speaker since the Hermit died in the previous series. Jouy (1764-1846) was condemned to death during the Revolution but escaped to Switzerland; upon his return to Paris he found his style in writing short tableaux vivants of Paris society. His works are an important source of information on the nature and atmosphere of society in Paris at that time. Barbier II, 617 & 594. Querard Supercheries 273-74.

 

JOUY, Etienne de and A. Jay. LES HERMITES EN PRISON... Faisant suite aux Observations sur les Moeurs et les Usages Français au Commencement du XIXe Siècle. Deuxième Edition.. Paris: Ladvocat, 1823. 2 vols, sm. 8vo, 272; 248pp, portrait frontispiece of the authors in each volume, & six vignettes. Original blue printed wrappers as issued. [with] LES HERMITES EN LIBERTE, pour faire suite aux Hermites en Prison...Paris: Ladvocat, 1824. 4 vols, sm. 8vo, (4), 230; (4), 210; (4), 214; (4), 206pp, 2 engraved plates & 18 vignettes. Original blue printed wrappers as issued. $350. ¶ First Edition of the second title, and second edition of the first. Jouy and Jay were both condemned to the prison of Sainte-Pelagie for three months for having written articles allegedly advocating regicide. The first title came out of that imprisonment, in which they describe all aspects of prison life and recount the stories of other prisoners. One of the most touching and important tales is that of James Swan, an American in jail in New York for debt. In recounting the story of his life, Jouy and Jay praise the United States; Jay, who had been there, became a strong champion of liberty and individual freedom, and this section contributed to the popularity of the work. The sequel returns Jouy to his favorite subject - Paris. He tells the customs and manners of Parisians of the 1820's and gives further information on Swan, the prisoner of New York. Querard, Supercheries II, 275. Querard IV, 430. See René Remond. Les Etats Unis devant l’Opinion Française 1815-1852 numerous entries.

 

[KEENAN, Henry Frances]. THE MONEY-MAKERS. A Social Parable… New York: Appleton, 1885. 8vo, vi, (2), 337, (2, ads)pp. Orig. cloth, gilt title on backstrip and front cover, previous owner’s signature on fly-leaf. Very good. $40. ¶ First Edition of a social and political satire. Wright 3060.

 

KELLY, Henry Ansgar. CHAUCER AND THE CULT OF SAINT VALENTINE. Davis - Leiden: University of California - E. J. Brill, 1986. 8vo, xii, 185pp. Green printed wrappers, fine. $60. ¶ First Edition, Signed and Inscribed by the Author: "For Lynn White Happy Valentine’s Days! Gratefully, Andy Kelly 18 Dec. 1986." White was the esteemed University of California historian and medievalist. Davis Medieval Texts and Studies Volume Five. Scarce.

 

KEYNES, John Maynard. ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Howe, 1920. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt, front hinge starting & spine ends lightly worn, a very good copy. $50. ¶ First American Edition of Keynes’s first book which brought him much acclaim for predicting the failure of the Treaty of Versailles.

 

KEYNES, John Maynard. ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Howe, 1920. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt, front hinge starting & spine ends lightly worn, a very good copy. $60. ¶ First American Edition of Keynes’s first book which brought him much acclaim for predicting the failure of the Treaty of Versailles.

 

KEYNES, John Maynard. HOW TO PAY FOR THE WAR. A Radical Plan for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1940). 8vo, (8), 88pp. Orig. cloth, very good. $75. ¶ First American Edition of Keynes’s influential tract, which Roosevelt is known to have read.

 

KILLIKELLY, Sarah H. CURIOUS QUESTIONS. In History, Literature, Art, and Social Life. Designed as a Manual of General Information. In Three Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1968. 8vo, 3 vols. Blue cloth, gilt lettered on brown spine label, vol 1 near fine, vols 2 &3 fine. $60. ¶ Facsimile reprint of the London, David McKay, first editions of 1886-89, 1900.

 

KING, Frank H.H. (ed.) and Prescott Clarke. A RESEARCH GUIDE TO CHINA-COAST NEWSPAPERS, 1822-1911. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965. 4to, x, 235pp. Printed wrappers, staple-bound, tight, near fine. $25. ¶ First Edition.

 

KINGSTON, W.H.G. BLUE JACKETS; Or, Chips Off the Old Block. A Narrative of the Gallant Exploits of British Seamen, and of the Principal Events in the Naval Service, During the Reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria. London: Grant and Griffith, 1854. 8vo, xiv, 434pp. Publisher’s original blue blindstamped cloth, gilt lettering and dec. to spine, wear to edges and extremities, hinges starting, lacks half-title, otherwise a good copy. $175. ¶ First Edition. With over ninety pages devoted to the Opium War of 1839-42. Quite scarce.

 

[KLETZING, H.F.] William H. Crogman & J.L. Nichols. PROGRESS OF A RACE or the Remarkable Advancement of the American Negro from the Bondage of Slavery, Ignorance, and Poverty to the Freedom of Citizenship, Intelligence, Affluence, Honor and Trust. Revised and Enlarged by J.L. Nichols and William Crogman. With Special Articles by… Mrs Booker T. Washington. Naperville, IL: J.L. Nichols, 1920. 8vo, 480pp illus throughout. Brick cloth stamped in black. Leaf of index torn and repaired with tape, name on endpaper, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ Third edition? (first issued in 1898 and again in 1901). Not in Work or Blockson Collection. See Hampton Catalogue 4837.

 

KRASINSKI, Henry. THE COSSACKS OF THE UKRAINE: Comprising Biographical Notices of the Most Celebrated Cossack Chiefs or Attamans… and a Description of the Ukraine with a Memoir of Princess Rarakanof, and Some Particulars Respecting Catherine II, of Russia, and Her Favourites. London: Partridge and Oakey, 1848. 8vo, xvi, 312pp. Orig. cloth, stamped in blind, library bookplate, very good. $225. ¶ First Edition of this classic account of the Cossacks by Count Krasinki. Biographies of Chmielnicki, Stnko Razin, Maeppa, Sava, Zelezniak, Gonta, and Pugatchef are included.

 

KRONENBERGER, Louis. KINGS AND DESPERATE MEN. Life in Eighteenth-Century England. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. 8vo, xvi, 323, viii, (1)pp as colophon, frontispiece, 17 b&w illus. Red cloth, green lettered, dust jacket, very mild wear, lt.-mod. wear to dj edges, spine shelf-darkened with chips at head and tail, overall very good. $60. ¶ First Edition Inscribed by the Author: "To Diana and Lionel [Trilling] with great affection and admiration - Louis."

 

[La Combe de Vrigny, de]. TRAVELS THROUGH DENMARK AND SOME PARTS OF GERMANY: By Way of Journal in the Retinue of the English Envoy, in 1702. With Extracts of Several Laws, Relating to the Absolute Power of the King, Religion, and Civil Government of the Country: Including, The Military and Maritime State Thereof: The Whole Illustrated with Diverse Curious Remarks; and A Map of the Isle of Huen, &c. Done into English from the French Original. London: Printed for J. Taylor, 1707. 8vo, (8), folding map, 431, (1 ads)pp. Full panelled calf, rebacked with red spine label, raised bands, text clean, a very good copy. $675. ¶ First Edition in English of Relation en forme de journal d'un voyage fait en Danemarc (Rotterdam 1706), attributed to La Combe de Vrigny and sometimes to Baron de la Hontan. Cox 1707.

 

LABORDE, M. Léon de. JOURNEY THROUGH ARABIA PETRAEA, TO MOUNT SINAI, and the Excavated City of Petra, the Edom of the Prophecies. London: John Murray, 1836. 8vo, xxviii, 331, (1 as adv.), 4 as tipped-in adv.pp, 64 b&w illus. incl. 25 plates, 1 foldout map. Publisher’s original brown cloth, gilt lettering, blindstamped orn., bookplate, owner’s sig., some wear, some foxing to plates as expected, otherwise an unusually tight, very good copy. $375. ¶ First Edition in English, first published in Paris in 1830. The English translation contains additional information not found in the original on the history of ancient Idumea and Petra and notes from the works of Burckhardt, Irby and Mangles, and Henniker. Laborde travelled from Cairo via Suez and Mt. Sinai to Petra with Linant de Bellefonds, who at the time was in the engaged as a hydraulic engineer by Mehmet Ali. Although Burckhardt was the first to visit Petra, Laborde was "the first to be able to make plans, views and maps of the area. An important work" (Blackmer). Blackmer 929-30. Cf. Brunet III 714. Gay 3647. 

 

[LACROIX, Paul editor]. PARIS RIDICULE ET BURLESQUE au Dix-Septième Siècle par Claude Le Petit, Berthod, Scarron, François Colletet, Boileau etc. Nouvelle Edition revue et corrigée avec des Notes. Par P.L. Jacob. Paris: Adolphe Delahays, 1859. (bound with) LARCHER, Louis Julien. SATIRES ET DIATRIBES SUR LES FEMMES, L'Amour et le Mariage. Avec une Réfutation. Paris: Adolphe Delahays, 1860. (and) ROBERT, Jules (pseud. Augustin Challamel). GUIDE DES AMANTS contenant un Dictionnaire des Mots, Expressions et Maximes usités dans le langage de l'Amour; des Préceptes sur l'Art de Plaire, etc., et des Modèles de Lettres d'Amour tirés des Meilleurs Auteurs. Sens: Clément, 1861. 3 vols in one, sm. thick 8vo, (4), xxiv, 370, (1, contents); (4), 282, (1, contents); 180pp. Contemporary brown quarter morocco, lettered in gilt, marbled edges, very good. $300. ¶ First Edition of the 2nd and 3rd text, and first edition of the revision by Jacob of the first text. Jacob revised and reprinted a poetic text of the 17th century by Le Petit, along with pieces by other authors of that period. The second work, by Larcher, gives quotations from authors across the centuries on the subject of women, love, and marriage. The third, listing Robert as the author but unlocated under that name or under the pseudonym of Challamel in NUC, gives a dictionary of the language of love, form letters for offering, accepting or refusing love, etc. NUC lists 3 copies of the second title; the third is not in NUC

 

LAFOREST. ESSAIS DE POLITIQUE... Lyon: Kindelem, 1815. 8vo, 80pp. Boards, printed label on front paste-down. Title stained, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ This curious political treatise by a disciple of Rousseau contains definitions of terms like despotism, anarchy, liberalism, public morality, ignorance, superstition or fanaticism, and an interesting chapter on the freedom of the press. According to the title Laforest was a schoolmaster in Thoissey near Ain. Not in Quérard, Cioranescu. Not in BL or NUC.

 

LAIRD, Irma W. THE MODOC COUNTRY. Alturas: Printed for the Author, 1971. Tall 8vo, 147pp, frontispiece, mic. photos, 1 foldout map at rear. Red Cloth, gilt lettered, very fine. $175. ¶ First Edition of an excellent history of Northern California’s Modoc County. Scarce.

 

[LAIZER, Joseph François Félix]. CONFESSION GÉNÉRALE DE M. NECKER et de l'Assemblée Nationale, avec les prieres analogues aux circonstances; corrigés & augmentés par M. Bailli & M. le Marquis de La Fayette. [Paris: n.p.], 1790. 8vo, 62, (2)pp. Orig. wrappers, a little stained, otherwise a very good uncut copy. $200. ¶ First Edition, one of two printings in the same year, this one issued apparently without the frontispiece. It contains a biting attack on the minister of finance under Louis XVI Jacques Necker (1732-1804), for which its author Laizer was strongly criticized and imprisoned. See: Barbier I, p.680; Monglond I, p.964; Tourneau I, 1899.

 

LAMENNAIS, F[élicité-Robert de]. LE LIVRE DU PEUPLE. Paris: Pagnerre, 1838. 8vo, (4), 211, (l)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a good uncut copy. $100. ¶ First Edition. Lamennais (1782-1854) was a religious writer, historian and activist in the post-Revolutionary period. A controversial figure, he sought to reconcile the values of the Church and Christian duty with 18th century revolutionary ideas on the rights of individuals. This work, addressed to "the people," contains exhortations to charity and tolerance; it gently decries the lack of brotherly love among men and mourns that God’s laws are being violated. The book was later translated into all of the major European languages. T & P 11. Quérard, II, 550. Vicaire, IV, 1092. Catalogue d'expo. B.N., 194. NUC lists only one copy, at the Clark Library.

 

LANE-POOLE, Stanley. THE MOHAMMADAN DYNASTIES. Chronological and Genealogical Tables With Historical Introductions. Beirut: Khayats, 1966. 8vo, xxviii, 361pp, 11 foldout tables, 2 in color. Gray cloth, gilt lettered, very good. $35. ¶ Reprint of the 1893 first edition. Lane Poole was the grandnewphew of Edward Wm Lane, arabist and translator of the Thousand and One Nights.

 

LANGLOIS, CH.-V. LA VIE EN FRANCE AU MOYEN ÂGE de la Fin du XIIe Au Milieu du XIVe Siècle d’après des Romans Mondains du Temps. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1926. 2 vols, 8vo, xxviii, 388, (4); xxviii, 387pp., illus. Quarter morocco over printed boards. Slight wear to joints & extremities, bookplate; very nice. $100. ¶ Revised edition of a basic work on the middle ages.

 

LARWOOD, Jacob & John Camden Hotten. THE HISTORY OF SIGNBOARDS From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. London: John Camden Hotten, [n.d., ca. 1867]. 8vo, x, 536pp, color frotnispiece & 19 b/w plates. Half-calf, marbled boards, a trifle rubbed, old stamp on title. Very good. $100. ¶ Sixth edition; with an index to all of the signs mentioned in the work.

 

(Las Casas). FABIE [Y ESCUDERO], Antonio. VIDA Y ESCRITOS DE FRAY BARTOLOME DE LAS CASAS OBISPO DE CHIAPA. Madrid: Miguel Ginesta, 1879. 2 vols, 8vo, xiii, (3), 404; vi, (2), 675, (l)pp. Quarter-calf, marbled boards, paper browned with some foxing, corners worn, otherwise very good. $200. ¶ With an inscription by the author to Carlos Gutierrez, Ambassador to Guatemala. A work of historical-biographical importance about Las Casas (1474-1566), the first priest to be ordained in the New World, later Bishop of Chiapas and a passionate preacher against slavery. The first volume contains his life, while the second offers an extensive collection of his writings, among them the famous "Brevissima relacion de la destruycion de las Indias." Palau 85994 ("obra importante y digno complemento…").

 

LATREILLE, M. Le Doyen André. MELANGES OFFERTS A M. LE DOYEN ANDRE LATREILLE. Religion et Politique, Les deux guerres mondiales, histoire de Lyon et du Sud-Est. Lyon: Audin, 1972. 8vo, 624pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very good. $35.

 

LAURENT, J. L’ARMENIE Entre Byzance et L’Islam. Depuis la Conquête Arabe. Jusqu’en 886. Paris: Fontemoing et Cie, 1919. 8vo, xii, 398pp, 1 folfout map at rear. Contemporary half brown calf, marbled boards, gilt lettered, raised bands, original front wrapper preserved, some age-toning to margins, some rubbing, otherwise very good. $65. ¶ First Edition.

 

LAUT, Agnes C. THE BLAZED TRAIL OF THE OLD FRONTIER. Being the Log of the Upper Missouri Historical Expedition Under the Auspices of the Governors & Historical Associations of Minnesota, North and South Dakota For 1925. With Many Illlustrations From Drawings by Charles M. Russell. New York: Robert M McBride, 1926. 8vo, xii, 271pp, frontispiece, 34 Russell drawings, 21 half-tone illus., 1 foldout map. Plum cloth, gilt lettering, gilt and black illus., some sunning to spine, otherwise near fine. $135. ¶ First Trade Edition. Howes L-143. Yost & Renner 40. Smith 5723. Rader 2207.

 

LAUTURE, Comte Esceyrac de. MEMOIRES SUR LA CHINE. Paris: Librairie du Magasin Pittoresque, 1865-[66]. Large 4to, c.600pp, with numerous full-page plates, maps, & illustrations in the text. Marbled boards, green parchment backstrip, red label, repaired, a very good copy. $375. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author to Baron Haussmann. The book opens with a general introduction to China, then considers China’s history, religion, government, and customs. A sixth part was issued later. Lauture (1826-1868) devoted most of his life to exploring the Orient: he published several works of which this is the best. Cordier I, 91 (noting the importance of this work).

 

LAVENDER, David. CALIFORNIA: LAND OF NEW BEGINNINGS. New York: Harper & Row, (1972). 8vo, x, 464pp, 5 maps. Yellow cloth, brown lettered, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $20. ¶ First Edition.

 

(Law, John). [MELON, Jean François]. ESSAI POLITIQUE SUR LE COMMERCE. Amsterdam: François Changuion, 1735. Sm. 8vo, (4), (11, publisher’s ads), 251pp. Title printed in red, with engraved vignette portrait of Erasmus by B. Picart (1718). Contemp. calf, rebacked with orig. gilt spine and leather label laid down. A few leaves slightly foxed, else very fine. $750 ¶ Second edition, preceded by a 12mo edition (in 3 issues) published in Rouen one year earlier. This work, "the inside account of the system of John Law (for whom the author was personal secretary), is important" (Palgrave). The publication of Melon’s Essai resulted in his famous controversy with Dutot. It was a great success in France and abroad and exerted a considerable influence, claims Schumpeter, who notes that the misleading term neo-mercantilism was coined to describe Melon’s economic theories. Actually, he stands as probably the first mercantilist theoretician in France, and his liberal ideas were praised by Voltaire. Carpenter, Economic Best-Sellers Before 1850, XIII, no.5. Hanson 5278 (Dublin, 1739 ed.). INED 3123. Kress 5374 (1754 ed.). McCulloch p.60. Palgrave II, 724. Schumpeter p.174. This edition not in Goldsmith.

 

LAW, Judge. THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF VINCENNES, Under the French, British and American Governments, From Its First Settlements Down to the Territorial Administration of General William Henry Harrison, Being an Address Delivered By... Before The Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society, February 22d, 1839, With Additional Notes and Illustrations. Vincennes: Harvey, Mason & Co., 1858. 8vo, viii, 156, (1)pp. Rebound green cloth, gilt lettered, ex library (UCLA), slight scuffing otherwise internally crisp and clean, a very good copy. $200 ¶ Second Enlarged (most desirable) Edition. An important volume by one of the first Illinois historians and his greatest work. The first edition, printed in Louisville in 1839, contained merely forty-eight pages. The present edition includes letters by George Rogers Clark and extracts from the journal of the capture of Vincennes kept by Major Bowman. "Law was one of the first to study the Indiana-Illinois region, and this address has become a classic. It is history at its best" (Streeter). Howes L152. Gephart 5472. Byrd p.189. Sabin 39317. Cf. Streeter Sale 1418.

 

[LAWRENCE, T. E.] A BRIEF RECORD OF THE ADVANCE OF THE EGYPTIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE Under the Command of Sir H.H. Allenby… London: HMSO, 1919. 4to, (6), 113, (1)pp & 56 full-page color maps with facing text. Frontispiece portrait of Allenby. Original printed boards, backed with cloth, slightly stained, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Second edition but first British. This commemorative record of the activities of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force to the East of the Suez Canal from July 1917 to October 1918 includes three contributions by T. E. Lawrence on the Sherifian co-operation in September; Story of the Arab Movement; & From the Fall of Damascus to the Armistice. Acording to the NCBEL "Other sections probably contain material drawn from Lawrence’s official reports." His account makes spirited reading particularly in respect to Turkish atrocities. Included are official documents and accounts, compiled partly while the events were still taking place. O’Brien A012. Not in Duval.

 

LE FEVRE-DEUMIER, Jules. ETUDES POLITIQUES. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1897. Royal 8vo, (4), 263, (l)pp. Early half brown morocco, gilt panelled backstrip, gilt top, fine. $175. ¶ First Edition. Essays include On the Law of Endowment, True Enemies of Property, Freedom of Instruction, Notes on a Political and Literary Journal under the Direction of the State, Notes on Works published since December 2, 1851, and studies of the Orleans family, a review of Chasles’s study of Shakespeare, Mary Stuart and Aretino and other literary and political essays. This may well be a large-paper copy, as it is on fine paper with exceptional margins. No copy in NUC or BL.

 

(Leaf book- Wynkyn de Worde). GRABHORN, Robert. A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF WYNKYN DE WORDE; WITH A LEAF FROM THE GOLDEN LEGEND PRINTED BY HIM AT THE SIGN OF THE SUN IN FLEET STREET, LONDON, THE YEAR 1527. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1949. Folio, (6), 15, (1)pp, printed in black & red, initials, shoulder notes & devices. Original quarter red buckram over patterned boards, paper labels, nearly fine. Original leaf printed in double columns, with early margin note on recto. $450. ¶ One of 375 copies printed at the Grabhorn press, with an original leaf tipped-in. A beautifully produced account of Caxton’s successor Wynkn De Worde and his masterpiece The Golden Legend, the first printed book in English to contain any portion of the Bible. The monumental work containing the entire Pentateuch and large portion of the Gospels, remained the principle source of Biblical literature for the British until the first English Bible was printed more than half a century later. Goff J-151. STC 24876. Magee 71. Grabhorn Bibliography 486.

 

LEGENDRE, Pierre. NOTRE EPOPEE COLONIALE. Ouvrage Orné de 17 Grandes Planches en Couleurs d’Apres les Aquarelles Originales de Henry Darien, et d’Environ 300 Illustrations en Noir dans le Texte et Hors Texte d’Apres les Documents les Plus Récents et les Plus Originaux. Paris: Charles Tallandier, [n.d., 1900]. 4to, iv, 602pp, 17 color plates after watercolors by H. Darien, 300 b&w plates and text illus. Contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering, raised bands, teg, some rubbing to extremities and bands, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ First Edition of an xtensive history of France’s colonial empire. Rare.

 

LEGEY, Doctoresse. ESSAI DE FOLKLORE MAROCAIN. Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1926. Tall 8vo, (10), 235pp, 17 b&w plates. Printed wrappers, partially unopened, near fine. $75. ¶ First Edition.

 

LELAND, Thomas. THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND REIGN OF PHILIP, King of Macedon; The Father of Alexander. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. 2 vols, 8vo, lvi, 292, 436pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered on maroon morocco spine label, gilt ornamented spine, speckled edges, occasional foxing and offsets, some rubbing to extremities, bookplate, otherwise tight, sound, very good. $125. ¶ New Edition, Corrected, of one of the fundamental works on early Macedonia and Greece, originally published in 1758. Scarce.

 

LENIN, N. THE PROLETARIAN REVOLUTION. And Kautsky the Renegade. By V.I. Ulianov (N. Lenin). London: British Socialist Party, [1920]. 8vo, 128pp. Orig. printed wrappers, rusted staple, otherwise very good. $40. ¶ First Edition in English?

 

LENOTRE, G. VIEILLES MAISONS, VIEUX PAPIERS. Première Série. Paris: Perrin, 1920. 4 vols, 8vo, (6), 362, (1)pp; (6), 384, (1); (1), 399, (2); 391, (4)pp, separate frontisportraits, illus. throughout. Uniformly bound in quarter calf over boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Edges foxed, else very good. $100. ¶ Series one through four of Lenotre’s collection on Revolutionary France. Vol. 1 is the sixth edition.

 

LENOTRE, G. VIEILLES MAISONS, VIEUX PAPIERS. Quatrième série. Paris: Perrin, 1910. 8vo, (8), xxxv, 365, (3)pp, frontisportrait, illus. Green cloth, gilt morocco spine label, t.e.g. Small ding to label, signature to f.f.e.p., otherwise very good. $25. ¶ First Edition of the fourth series of this classic on revolutionary Paris.

 

LEWIS, Marvin (ed.). THE MINING FRONTIER. Contemporary Accounts from the American West in the Nineteenth Century. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1967). 8vo, xxii, 231pp, frontispiece, 16 b&w illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

(Lincoln). THE LINCOLN CENTENNIAL MEDAL. Presenting the Medal of Abraham Lincoln by Jules Edouard Roiné Together with Papers on the Medal: Its Origin and Symbolism by George N. Olcott and the Lincoln Centennial Commemoration by Richard Lloyd Jones and Certain Characteristic Utterances by Abraham Lincoln. New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s, 1908. 8vo, x, 70, (6 as adv.)pp, 2 1/2 in. diam. 1/4 in. thick bronze medallion mounted in pasteboard frame and bound-in. Blue cloth, gilt lettering and ruled borders, on-laid illus., aeg, mild wear, otherwise near fine. $200. ¶ First Edition.

 

(LINCOLN, Abraham). THE POLITICAL DEBATES BETWEEN HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HON. STEPHEN A DOUGLAS, IN THE CELEBRATED CAMPAIGN OF 1858, IN ILLINOIS; Including the Preceding Speeches of Each, At Chicago, Springfield, Etc.; Also, the Two Great Speeches of Mr. Lincoln in Ohio, In 1859, as Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party, and Published at the Times of Their Delivery. Columbus: Follett, Foster, 1860. 8vo, iv, (4), 268pp. Publisher’s original brown cloth, gilt lettered, blocked in blind, moderate wear to extremities, front hinge cracked, backstrip torn length of front joint. mild-light foxing throughout, contemporary newspaper clippings tipped-in or pinned to ff endpaper, owner’s signature, overall fair. $200. ¶ First Edition. George Littell, the signatee, was apparently a member of the famous Littells of New Jersey, but not a brother of Eliakim, the famous publisher/editor/author or his brother, Squier. With the tipped and pinned-in contemporary newspaper clippings, a singular volume. Second printing.

 

(Lincoln). BINGHAM, John. TRIAL OF THE CONSPIRATORS FOR THE ASSASINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN, &c. ARGUMENT OF JOHN A. BINGHAM, Special Judge Advocate, In Reply to the Arguments of Several Counsel for Mary E. Surratt, David E. Herold, Lewis Payne, George A. Atzerodt, Michael O’Laughlin, Samuel A. Mudd, Edward Spangler, and Samuel Arnold, Charged With Conspiracy and the Murder of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1865. 8vo, 122pp. Original printed wrappers, professionally restored, water stains to upper corners to pp.1-15, otherwise a very good copy in a fine custom clamshell box. $200. ¶ First Edition. McDade 625.  

 

(Lincoln). LAPSLEY, Arthur Brooks (ed.). THE WRITINGS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Edited by… With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. Together with The Essay on Lincoln by Carl Schurz, The Address on Lincoln by Joseph H. Choate and The Life of Lincoln by Noah Brooks. New York: G. P. Putnam’s, 1905-6. 7 vols (of 8, unfortunately lacking vol. 2), 8vo, frontispieces, extra title-pages, numerous mezzotints, steel engravings and lithographs. Finely bound in 3/4 green morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, raised bands, gilt dec. compartments, teg, sunned to warm brown, mild wear, otherwise unusually nice. $500. ¶ Federal Edition, limited to 1000 numbered sets.

 

(Lincoln). McCLURE, A.K. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND MEN OF WAR-TIMES. Some Personal Recollections of War and Politics During the Lincoln Administration. With Introduction by A.C. Lambdin. Philadelphia: Times Publishing, 1892. 8vo, 462pp, frontispiece, 28 plates. Publisher’s original green cloth, gilt lettering and portrait, blindstamped margin rules, beveled edges, mild wear, otherwise a remarkably bright, near fine copy. $125. ¶ First Edition, first printing, with plate "Our Unrewarded Heroes" facing p.16 rather p.327 as noted in List of Illustrations.

 

(Lincoln). MOORE, Charles. LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS AND SECOND INAUGURAL. Text and Illustrations Compiled by… Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1927. 8vo, 70pp, frontispiece, 24 b&w illus. Quarter mustard cloth over blue boards, paper spine label, gift inscription, fine in very good slipcase. $175. ¶ Limited Edition of 440 numbered copies, this #225, printed at The Riverside Press. With reproduced engraving of R.E. Lee laid-in, with photos of the drafts of the original MSS of the Gettysburg Address, and of the Second Inaugural. Rare.

 

(Lincoln). NEWTON, Joseph Fort. LINCOLN AND HERNDON. Cedar Rapids: Torch Press, 1910. Tall 8vo, 14, 367pp, frontispiece, 7 b&w illus. Publisher’s original green cloth, gilt lettering and title device, blindstamped ruled borders, teg, mild rubbing, otherwise fine. $75. ¶ First Edition, a Presentation Copy. Study of Lincoln during his years as a lawyer in Illinois with partner, W. H. Herndon.

 

(Lincoln). RICE, Allen Thorndike (ed.). REMINISCENCES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN By Distinguished Men of His TIme. Collected and Edited by… New York: North American Publishing, 1886. Tall 8vo, lxix, 13 as facsimilies, 656pp, frontispiece, 18 plates. Publisher’s original dark green cloth, gilt lettering and medallion, beveled edges, speckled edges, some wear at extremities, contemporary signature, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ First Edition.

 

LINDQVIST, Svante. TECHNOLOGY ON TRIAL. The Introduction of Steam Power Technology Into Sweden, 1715-1736. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1984. 8vo, 392pp, 91 photo-reproductions and tables. Red cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very fine. $75. ¶ First Edition in English, Inscribed by the Author to UCLA history professor Lynn White: " To Prof. Lynn White, Jr., with admiration from Svante Lindqvist." Lindqvist cites Prof. White on p.299; his business card from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology is laid-in.

 

LISSAGARAY. HISTOIRE DE LA COMMUNE DE 1871. Paris: E. Dentu, [1896]. 8vo, 576pp. Orig. printed wrappers, spine ends worn, browning, otherwise a very good copy. $35.

 

[LIVERPOOL, Charles Jenkinson]. HAWKESBURY, Charles. A DISCOURSE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN In Respect to Neutral Nations… London: Debrett, 1794. 8vo, iv, 96pp. Disbound retaining front fly-leaf, title foxed, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ Expanded edition (first 1758) of a well known discourse defending British trade policy towards France & Holland in 1657, and also referring to the British & French trade policies towards America. Sabin I, p.258. See: Marke p.589.

 

[LOCKHART, J.G.]. THE HISTORY OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE. With Engravings in Steel and Wood. London: John Murray, 1829. 2 vols, sm 8vo, ix, (3), 372, frontispiece, 6 engravings, viii, (2), 377pp, frontispiece, 7 engravings. Contemporary half red calf, black spine labels, gilt lettered, raised bands, marbled edges, bookplates, front boards of vol. loose, occasional foxing, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ New Edition, as scarce as the first edition originally published earlier in the same year as part of Murray’s Family Library. With four woodcuts in each volume by George Cruikshank. "This little book has been lauded by all parties equally and most justly" (Allibone). This edition unrecorded in the usual references, and not listed in OCLC or NUC. Cf. Cohn 589.

 

(London). HARE, Augustus J.C. WALKS IN LONDON. Philadelphia: David McKay, n.d. [ca. 1915]. 2 vols, 8vo. Orig. brown cloth, stamped in gilt & red, rear hinges starting, very good. Signature of former L.A. Times Literary Critic Paul Jordan Smith on front endpapers. $100. ¶ Seventh edition, revised, of this detailed guide to London. Hare (1834-1903) wrote a number of European guidebooks.

 

(Louis Philippe). MONTPENSIER. MEMOIRES DU DUC DE MONTPENSIER (Antoine-Philippe d’Orléans) Prince du Sang. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1837. 8vo, xv, 231pp. Full black morocco, gilt bac and title, with the device and initials of Louis Philippe within a wreath, gilt and blind-rolled borders on both covers, silk moiré endpapers, a.e.g. Some foxing and crinkling of text, otherwise very good. $1750. ¶ WITH THE CROWN AND INITIALS OF LOUIS PHILIPPE. The Grolier Club Catalogue of Books…with Arms or Devices upon the Bindings (1895), item 215, describes another copy from Louis Philippe’s library in red morocco. Montepensier (1775-1807), son of Philippe "Egalitié," brother of Louis Philippe, served in the army of Dumouriez but was imprisoned in Marseille; freed in 1797 he travelled to America and to England where he died.

 

(Louis-Philippe). AGHION, Max. LES ANNEES D’AVENTURES DE LOUIS-PHILIPPE, Roi Des Français. Paris: Libraire de France, 1930. 4to, 287, (14) as notes, table of contents pp, color frontispiece, 9 color plates, possibly pochoirs, numerous b&w illus. Quarter blue cloth over black lettered and ornamented boards, very good. $150. ¶ First Edition.

 

[LOUISY, P. and P. L. Jacob]. LE THEATRE. Mystéres - Tragédie - Comédie et LA MUSIQUE Instruments - Ballet - Opéra Jusqu’en 1789. Ouvrage Illustré de 228 Gravures et d’une Chromolithographie. Paris: Firmin- Didot, 1887. Sm 4to, 304pp, chromolithograph frontispiece, 228 b&w text illus. Contemporary half tan morocco over patterned boards, gilt lettering to maroon morocco spine label, some wear to extremities, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ First Edition. From Firmin-Didot’s L’Ancienne France series, this comprehensive survey and history of theater, music and dance in France from the 10th century through the 18th. Scarce.

 

LOZANO, Don Christoval. LOS REYES NUEVOS DE TOLEDO. Descrivvense Las Cosa Mas Augustas, Y Notables desta Ciudad Imperial; quienes fueron los Reyes Nuevos, sus virtudes, sus, hechos, sus proezas, sus hazaiias: y la Real Capilla, que sundaron en la Santa Iglesia, Mauseolo sumptuoso, donde descansan sus cuerpos. Al Rey Nuevo, Celestial, Y Divino, y Rey de Todos los Reyes, Christo Senor Nuestro, Le Consagra, y Dedica La Pluma del… Barcelona: Pablo Campins, 1744. 8vo, (16). 424, (16)pp. Full vellum with ties, bookplate, some mild foxing, loose in binding, otherwise a very nice copy with the Czartoryski bookplate. $375. ¶ Fifth Edition, originally issued in 1667. Palau142915. OCLC notes 3 copies.

 

LUARD, Henry Richards (ed.). LIVES OF EDWARD THE CONFESSOR. I. - La Estoire de Seint Aedward Le Rei. II. - Vita Beati Edvardi Regis et Confessoris. III. - Vita Aeduuardi Regis Qui Apud Westmonasterium Requiescit. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858. Tall 8vo, (6), xliv, 448pp, 3 chromolithograph facsimiles as frontispieces. Quarter brown roan over green boards, gilt lettering, scuffing, rubbing, edgewear, contemporary owner’s signature, internally clean, otherwise good. $65. ¶ First Edition, from the Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages series.

 

LUDOLF, Hiob, alias Leut-holf. HISTORIA ÆTHIOPICA, Sive Brevis & Succincta Descriptio Regni Habessinorum, Quod Vulgò Malè Presbyteri Johannis Vocatur. In Qua Libris Quatuor Agitur. I. De natura & indole regionis & incolarum. II. De Regimine politico, Regum Succssione &c. III. De Statu Ecclesiatico, initio & progressureligionis Christianæ &c. IV. De rebus privatis, literatura, œconomica, &c. Cum Tabula Capitum, & Indicibus necessariis. Francofurti ad Mœnum: Joh. David Zunner, 1681. 4to, (336)pp, 10 foldout plates. Contemporary full calf, red spine label, gilt lettering and ornamentation, bookplate removed, heavily rubbed, wear to extremities, otherwise internally clean, a nearly very good copy. $2000. ¶ First Edition. Includes a spectacular foldout plates with some parallel Latin and Ethiopian text. Title page and one table printed in red and black. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. OCLC list only one copy in library holdings.

 

LYALL, Sir Alfred. THE RISE OF THE BRITISH DOMINION IN INDIA. New York: Charles Scribner’s, 1893. 8vo, xv, 288pp, 4 colored maps. Red cloth, back and gilt lettering, teg, some penciled marginalia, a few lt spots, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ First American Edition.

 

LYTTON, Earl of. PUNDITS AND ELEPHANTS. Being the Experiences of Five Years as Governor of an Indian Province. London: Peter Davies, 1942. 8vo, 210, fontispiece, 25 b&w photo-illus. Red cloth, gilt lettered, bookplate, owner’s signature, top edge soiled, 1 sm bump, otherwise near fine. $50. ¶ First Edition.

 

MACAULAY, Lord [Thomas Bibington]. LORD CLIVE. London: Longmans, Green, [n.d., ca. 184-]. 8vo, 94pp. [Bound with] MEMOIR OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1852. 128pp. Contemporary quarter black calf, gilt lettered and ornamented, stamped decoration, lilac cloth boards, black calf corners, lightly soiled, light wear to extremities, joints rubbed, mild foxing to endpapers, overall very good. $125. ¶ Unusual edition of two of statesman and historian Macaulay’s essays. Lord Clive , an extended review of Malcolm’s three-volume Life of Robert Clive (1836), and not to be confused with Macaulay’s Essay on Clive, was originally published in Edinburgh Review, Jan. 1840 and reprinted in Longmans’ 1843 collection of Macaulay’s Edinburgh Review writings, Critical and Historical Essays. Of Memoir of the Duke of Wellington, originally published in the London Times, Sept. 15, 16, 1852, we can find no reference; it does not appear to be a part of Biographical Essays (1857), or Miscellaneous Writings (1860). NUC lists this edition of Lord Clive but not bound with Wellington, which is unrecorded in NUC or BMC.

 

MACAULAY, Rt. Hon. Thomas Babington. SPEECHES, Parliamentary and Miscellaneous. London: Henry Vizetelly, 1853. 2 vols, 8vo, xix, 400, vi, 392pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt lettering to red morocco spine label, elaborate gilt dec. to compartments, blindtooled border within gilt fillets, gilt tooled edges, custom marbled endpapers, marbled edges, some wear at spine heads, otherwise tight, clean, very good. $125. ¶ First Collected Edition.

 

MACAULY, Lord [Thomas Bibington]. CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1901. 3 vols, 8vo, xii, 758, 762, 721pp, engraved frontispieces. Half blue calf, marbled boards, gilt lettered and decorated, teg, spines sunned to green, lt. wear to extremities, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Cambridge Edition, printed and bound at The Riverside Press, Cambridge.

 

(MACHIAVELLI, Nicholas). GENTILLET, Innocent. A Discourse Upon the Meanes of Wel Governing and Maintaining in Good Peace, A Kingdome, or Other Principalitie. Divided into three parts, namely, The Counsell, the Religion, and the Policie, which a Prince ought to hold and follow. Against Nicholas Machiavell the Florentine.... London: Adam Islip, 1602. Folio, xxii, 374pp. Calf-backed marbled boards. Title-page and one other leaf backed, two leaves trimmed close at lower margin, a few repairs throughout, moderate worming, water stains to gutter. $1750. ¶ First Edition in English of the first major attack on Machiavelli. Gentillet’s work was first published in France in 1576, four years after the infamous Massacre of Protestants on St. Bartholomew’s Day. Gentillet attributes this tragic event to the corrupting influence of Machiavelli. While taking the latter’s ideas seriously, Gentillet proposes an alternative and better system of government. STC 11743. Digital images available.

 

MACOMB, Alexander. A TREATISE ON MARTIAL LAW, AND COURTS-MARTIAL; As Practised in the United States of America. Published by Order of the United States Military Philosophical Society. Charleston, (S. C.): For the Author by J. Hoff, 1809. 8vo, (2), 6, 5-340pp. Contemp. full calf, boards loose, mod. rubbing, light foxing throughout, old gift inscription, otherwise good. $500. ¶ First Edition. Macomb (1782-1841), a protegé of Alexander Hamilton, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army in 1799 and under the tutelage of Hamilton and Adj.-Gen. William North, a veteran of the Revolution, learned about the organization and administration of an army. He was one of two student officers to receive formal training at the newly created West Point and complete a course of study there. Later, Macomb negoiated with the Native-American tribes of the Southeast and fought in the War of 1812 where his defense of Plattsburg was honored by Congress and by the state and city of New York. His talents for organization and systemization were key to raising the contemporary U.S. Army to high operational standards. Sabin 83. DAB p.157.

 

MADELIN, Louis. DANTON. Translated By Lady Mary Lloyd. London: William Heinemann, 1921. 8vo, 378pp, 8 plates including frontis. Original blindstamped red cloth. Good. Attractive bookplate & ownership inscription. $30. ¶ Biography of Georges-Jacques Donton, the great French Revolutionary leader, with a detailed bibliography & index.

 

[MADROLLE, Antoine M.] LA SAGESSE PROFONDE ET L’INFAILLIBILIE DES PREDICITIONS DE LA REVOLUTION QUI NOUS MENACE, Démontrées par L’Accomplissement Littéral des Nombreuses Prédictions de la Révolution qui Nous est Arrivée; ou Le Memento des Rois. Paris: J.-J. Blaise & Ponthieu, 1828. 8vo, (4), viii, 140pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Good uncut copy. $150. ¶ The most famous work of the mystic and religious writer Madrolle (1792-1861), who claimed to have predicted most of the important events of his age. He was a disciple of Pierre Michel Vintras, of whom he wrote Le Grand Prophete & le Grand Roi (1851). Barbier IV, p.407 cites an edition of 1820. Not in Caillet or Bib. Esoterica.

 

MAHMOUD EFFENDI. MEMOIRE SUR LE CALENDRIER ARABE avant l’Islamisme, et sur la Naissance et l’Age du Prophète Mohammad. Brussels: Académie Royale de Belgique, 1858. 4to, iv, 45pp. Modern quarter leather, boards, very good. $95. ¶ First Separate Edition, being the offprint from the Mémoires Couronnés et Mémoires des Savants Etrangers, vol. XXX. The text, on the pre-Islamic Arab calendar and the birth and age of the prophet Mohammad, is preceded by brief reports by Liagre and Quetelet, both recommending publication and commenting on Mahoud’s solution to problems of chronology in Arab history.

 

MALLET DU PAN, J[acques]. ESSAI HISTORIQUE SUR LA DESTRUCTION DE LA LIGUE et de la Liberte Helvetique. London: Spilsbury, 1798. 8vo, viii, 296pp. Later quarter vellum, contemp. manuscript & printed labels, contemp. bookplate of a Jesuit library in Chambéry. A very good copy. $250. ¶ First Edition of this study on the effects of the French Revolution in Switzerland, by the Swiss journalist and editor Jacques Mallet-Dupan (1749–1800). It consists of a reprint, with introduction and additional material, of the first 5 issues of the well known and influential journal Mercure britannique, published in London between 1798–1800 by Mallet Du Pan himself. Hatin (p.282-3) notes the rarity and demand for the original resulted in this edition. Hatin p.282-3. Cioranescu 42080. Quérard V, p.473. Brunet 25915.

 

(Marie Antoinette). PROCES CRIMINEL DE MARIE-ANTOINETTE de Lorraine, Archiduchesse d’Autriche... Paris: Denné, Toubon, Cordier, [1794]. Sm. 8vo, 116pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Modern calf, gilt spine, new endpapers, lacking pp.3-8, occasional foxing, otherwise a very good copy. $350. ¶ Only Edition. Anonymously compiled detailed account of Marie-Antoinette’s trial, including omissions and letters by the witness Charles Henri Estaing, as well as Marie-Antoinette’s confession. The frontispiece is engraved by Jean-Baptiste-Marie Louvion (1740-1804). Monglond III, p.60. Tourneux I, 4164. Not in Barbier, BM, BL or NUC.

 

MARIE ANTOINETTE [Josèphe-Jeanne-Marie Antoinette]. Letter Signed, in secreatrial hand, one page, on quarto sheet, together with a portrait engraving. Framed 1791. $3000. ¶ Marie Antoinette 1755-1793, Queen of France, was in 1791 a virtual prisoner in the palace at Versailles. On the night of June 20, 1791, the King and Queen, dressed as ordinary travelers, were caught tryinng to flee to Varennes and imprisoned; Louis XVI was beheaded on Jan. 21, 1793 and Marie Antoinette was executed for treason on October 16, 1793.

 

MARKOFF, Alexander. THE RUSSIANS ON THE PACIFIC OCEAN (California, 1845). The Ivan Petroff Translation With a Foreword by Arthur Woodward. Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1955. 8vo, xvii, 65, (1 as colophon)pp. Quater black cloth over black dec. mauve boards, gilt lettered spine, fine. $100. ¶ First Edition, limited to 300 copies printed by Richard J. Hoffman at the College Press, Los Angeles.

 

MARSHALL, Thomas Maitland (ed.). THE LIFE AND PAPERS OF FREDERICK BATES. Edited by… St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society, 1926. 2 vols, 8vo, ix, 346, frontispiece, 343pp, frontispiece. Red cloth, gilt lettered, bnlindstamped ruled borders, untrimmed, a few light scratches to vol 2 front board, otherwise clean, bright, fine. $75. ¶ First Edition.

 

MAUNDEVILLE, John. THE VOIAGE AND TRAVAILE OF SIR JOHN MAUNDEVILLE. Which Treateth of the Way to Hierusalem; and of Marvayles of Inde, with Other Ilands and Countryes. London: J. Woodman and D. Lyon, 1725. 8vo, xvi, (8 contents), 384(7 index)pp + extra title printed in red & black (staned). A few early annotations, signature of Josh Wintor, disbound. $300. ¶ "Best English Ediiton"(Lowndes III, p.1463). The The text is from the Cottonian manuscript (Titus. C. XVI.) and was collated with several other early mss (in French, English and Latin) and four early printed editions. Quite scarce

 

MAUNDEVILLE, John. THE VOIAGE AND TRAVAILE OF SIR JOHN MAUNDEVILLE… With an Introduction… by J[ames] O[rchard] Halliwell [-Phillipps]. London: Reeves & Turner, 1883. 8vo, xxxi, [1], 326pp, frontis., numerous 16th cent.-style woodcuts. Contemp. cloth, blind-stamped, slightly rubbed, upper joint cracked, otherwise very good. $60. ¶ A reprint from the definitive edition of 1725, this edition was first published under the title Sir Mandeville’s Travels in 1839. Halliwell, the Shakespeare biographer, lexicographer, and antiquarian, claimed that he was only responsible for the introduction.

 

MAURICE, Thomas. OBSERVATIONS CONNECTED WITH ASTRONOMY AND ANCIENT HISTORY, Sacred and Profane, on the Ruins of Babylon, as recently visisted and described by Claudius James Rich. London: John Murray, 1816-1818. 2 vols (including Appendix), 4to, (4), viii, 164, (5)pp, 4 engraved plates; (6), xvi, 222, (1)pp, 2 engraved plates. Orig. boards with printed labels, rebacked with gilt-lettered calf. Light wear to the boards, otherwise a handsome uncut set. $1250. ¶ Only Editon of this fascinating work. The oriental scholar Thomas Maurice (1754-1824) had studied for the law but through his friendship with Samuel Johnson developed an interest in literature. On leaving Oxford he was ordained a curate, and later became keeper of MSS at the British Museum. He was an industrious researcher, and was one of the first to popularise a knowledge of the history and religions of the east. The appendix actually constitutes another volume and is titled Observations on the Remains of Ancient Egyptian Grandeur and Supterstitiojn, as connected with those of Assyria.

 

McCOY, Alfred W. with Cathleen B. Read and Leonard P. Adams II. THE POLITICS OF HEROIN IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. New York: Harper & Row, 1972. 8vo, xii, 464pp, 9 b&w photo-illus., 11 maps, 5 charts. Red cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, near fine in like dj. $50. ¶ First Edition. The classic study of the nexus between the opium trade, the CIA, the war in Viet Nam and heroin use in the U.S.

 

McKINNEY, Marion White. NED WHITE - Arizona’s "Bard of Brewery Gulch." Denver: Golden Bell Press, 1965. 8vo, viii, 152pp, 8 b&w photo-plates. Brown cloth, gilt lettered and illus, mild wear to extremities, owner’s inscription, otherwise near fine. $30. ¶ First Edition, first collection in book form of selected poems and stories by "the poet of the Mines," originally published in the Brewery Gulch Gazette, with much biographical material supplied by his daughter, the author. "Ned White’s folksy ballads of the country around Tombstone in Arizona’s early days is part of the rich literary heritage of the Southwest." (Sen. Barry Goldwater).

 

McLAUGHLIN, James. MY FRIEND THE INDIAN. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1910. 8vo, (12), 416, (1)pp, frontispiece, 15 b&w plates. Original brown cloth, onlaid illus., cream and yellow lettered, mild wear, otherwise a bright, fine copy. $75. ¶ First Edition, second impression. Howes M-147.

 

McLOUGHLIN, John. LETTERS OF JOHN McLOUGHLIN From Fort Vancouver to the Governor and Committee. First Series, 1825-1838. Edited by E. E. Rich with an Introduction by W. Kaye Lamb. London: The Hudson’s Bay Record Society, 1941. Tall 8vo, cxxviii, 374, xi pp, frontispiece, 1 foldout map at rear. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, very good. $150. ¶ First Edition, copy no. 241 of a limited edition. Honored as "the Father of Oregon," McLoughlin (1784-1857) alternately worked for the North West and Hudson’s Bay Companies, ultimately in charge of the Pacific coast operations of Hudson’s Bay, reporting to Hudson’s Bay Company territorial governor, Sir George Simpson, with whom he was often in conflict. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 6433.

 

McNAIRN, Jack and Jerry MacMullen. SHIPS OF THE REDWOOD COAST. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1945. Tall 8vo, x, 156pp, frontispiece, headpieces, 36 b&w photo-illus. Brown pictorial cloth, blue lettered, dust jacket, fine. $85. ¶ First Printing, signed by MacMullen. Story of the small ships loaded with lumber that plied the California, Oregon and Washington coasts.

 

McPHERSON, William (ed.). FROM SAN DIEGO TO THE COLORADO IN 1849. The Journal and Maps of Cave J. Couts. Los Angeles: Arthur M. Ellis, 1932. Sm 8vo, (6), 77, (1)pp, 3 maps. Quarter tan cloth over gray boards, spine label black letteed, soiling, darkening to board perimeters, otherwise near fine. $150. ¶ First Edition. One of the scarcer titles from the Zamorano Club and the last work from the private press of the Los Angeles printer Arthur M. Ellis. Not in the usual references.

 

MEEKER, Ezra. THE BUSY LIFE OF EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS OF EZRA MEEKER. Ventures and Adventures. Sixty-three Years of Pioneer Life in the Old Oregon Country; An Account of the Author’s Trip Across the Plains With an Ox Team, 1852; Return Trip, 1906-7; His Cruise on Puget Sound, 1853; Trip Through Natchess Pass, 1854; Over the Chilcoot Pass; Flat-boating on the Yukon, 1898. The Oregon Trail. Seattle: By the Author, 1916. 8vo, xii, 399, (3 as adv.)pp, frontispiece, misc. b&w photo-illus. Publisher’s original red pictorial cloth, black lettered, bookplate, very good. $75. ¶ First Edition. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 6698.

 

MENABONI, Athos & Sara. MENABONI’S BIRDS. New York: Rinehart, (1950). 4to, 132pp, 31 color plates incl. frontis & numerous b&w plates & text. illus. Orig. quarter gray cloth over red cloth boards, gilt spine lettering faded, externally a bit worn, otherwise very good. $30. ¶ First Edition of the monograph on the bird paintings of Athos Menaboni.

 

MENANT, Joachim. ANNALES DES ROIS D’ASSYRIE. Traduites et Mises en Ordre sur le Texte Assyrien par … Paris: Maisonneuve, 1874. Tall 8vo, xii, 312pp, 2 engraved maps, including 1 folding, 5 engraved plans. Black quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, marbled endpapers, bookplate, edges worn but a clean, solid copy. $175. ¶ First Edition of this rare study of the kings of ancient Assyria.

 

MENNEVÉE, Roger, ed. LES INFORMATIONS POLITIQUES ET FINANCIERES. Paris: Agence Hebdemadaire, 1923-40. 8 vols, folio. Cloth spines over marbled boards. Spines of 2 vols worn, light internal browning, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ Apparently complete runs for the years 1923-1940 of this weekly left-leaning newsheet, which includes criticisms of Raymond Poincaré and Léon Blum, editorials on American intervention around the world, a speech by Romain Rolland on pacifism, exposures of government wastefulness, and hundreds of opinion-pieces on the "oligarchie internationale" and on collusion between international banks, and some general information of interest to bankers. A weekly publication begun in 1914, "Les Informations Politiques & Financieres" was published by Roger Mennevé (Directeur-Gerant). In October 1939, when the war started, the paper was reduced to one issue a month. In January 1940, publication went to two issues a month. Then, in June 1940, due to stringencies of the war years, the paper was reduced to one page only per issue. Not in ULS.

 

(Merchant Navy). WAR SERVICE OF THE MERCHANT NAVY. A Record of the Participation of the Men and Ships of Huddart Parker Ltd. With a Foreword by Admiral Lord Mouuntevans. Melbourne: (Huddart Parker Ltd.), 1951. 4to, 79pp, 33 b&w photo-illus., color headpieces, ornaments. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, cloth stained, bookplate, otherwise near fine in very good dj. $50. ¶ First Edition, Presentation Copy, "With the Compliments of the Directors and Management of Huddart Parker Limited" slip laid-in.

 

MERIMEE, Prosper. THE HISTORY OF PETER THE CRUEL, King of Castile and Leon. With Additional Notes. London: Richard Bentley, 1849. 2 vols, 8vo, vi, 345, 1 foldout plate, iv, 379pp. Green cloth, gilt lettered, blocked in blind, hinges starting, otherwise very good. $200. ¶ First Edition in English of Mérimée’s 1848 Histoire de Don Pédre I, Roi de Castille. The translator remains unknown. Parks & Temple, Literatures of the World in English Translation III, part 2, p.320.

 

MERKI, Charles. LA MARQUISE DE VERNEUIL (Henriette de Balzac d’Entragues) ET LA MORT D’HENRI IV. D’aprés les Mémoires du Temps et des Documents Manuscrits. Avec un Portrait. Paris: Plon, Plon-Nourrit, 1912. 8vo, 397pp. Orig. printed wrappers, chipped to spine, wear to covers, a good copy. $30. ¶ Deuxième édition.

 

MEYER, Joseph (1796-1856). MEYER’S UNIVERSUM oder Abbildung und Beschreibung Sehenswerthesten und Merkwurdigsten der Natur und Kunst aus der Ganzen Erde. Hilburghausen, Amsterdam & New York: Bibliographischen Institut, 1832-37. 5 vols, oblong 8vo, half calf over marbled boards, 4 (of 5) engraved title pages & 196 engraved plates. Backstrip titles stamped in gilt on green and red morocco labels. Joints cracked but holding, corner tips and boards rubbed. One volume has two tiny holes near spine piercing front board and twenty-five leaves but text and engravings not affected. Bookplates removed leaving small abrasions to endpapers. White tape applied over two hinges while others are browned indicating they probably were taped once too. Except for some minor foxing and browing, text and engravings are clean. $1000. ¶ Originally issued intemittenly in monthly parts between 1835 and 1860.

 

MEYNELL, Francis. ENGLISH PRINTED BOOKS. With 8 Plates in Colour and 21 Illustrations in Black & White. London: Collins, 1926. 8vo. Original red boards, fine. $25. ¶ First Edition.

 

MÈZIÉRES, A. HOMMES ET FEMMES D’HIER ET D’AVANT-HIER. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1907. 8vo, (6), 332pp. Quarter cloth over marbled boards, interior clean; spine faded, lower cover soiled. Very good. $35. ¶ Interesting retrospective on the character and roles of men and women throughout history.

 

MICHEL, Adolphe. LOUVOIS ET LES PROTESTANTS. Ouvrage couronné par la société de l’histoire du Protestantisme Français. Paris: Librairie de Ch. Meyrueis, (1870). 12mo, (4), 350pp. Publisher’s blind embossed cloth. Minor foxing to prelims, inscription cut from upper right corner of front free endpaper, spine very lightly faded. Very good. $35.

 

MICHELET, Jules. HISTOIRE DE FRANCE. Oeuvres… Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1885-87. 19 vols, 12mo, cream cloth , marbled boards, blue labels, light edge wear. Very good. $250. ¶ Excellent Lemerre edition of Michelet’s (1798-1874) magnum opus. "L’Histoire de France is the most famous example of 19th-century romantic narrative history, a resuscitation of the past, picturesque, subjective, declamatory at times, but of high literary value. Underlying it is the philosophical conception that history is fundamentally a matter of the geographical distribution of peoples, with consequent racial distinctions, interactions, and antagonisms. This theory gives rise to the celebrated ‘Tableau’ in the second volume, describing France province by province, and seeing in physical and geographical features in the influences responsible for variations in the character of the natives" (OCFL).

 

MILES, General Nelson A. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS OF…Embracing a Brief View of the Civil War or From New England to the Golden Gate and the Story of His Indian Campaigns With Comments on the Exploration, Development and Progress of Our Great Western Empire. Copiously Illustrated With Graphic Pictures by Frederick Remington and Other Eminent Artists. Chicago-New York: Werner, 1897. Tall 8vo, 591pp, frontispiece, 203 b&w illus. Publisher’s original brown pictorial cloth, gilt lettered, illus. in gilt, black and silver, some dappling otherwise a tight, bright, clean, near fine copy. $250. ¶ Second edition, scarce in first. Cf. Howes, M-595.

 

MILLER, Juanita. MY FATHER, C.H. Joaquin Miller, Poet. Oakland: Tooley-Towne, 1964. 8vo, 218pp, 29 sepia illus. Full green calf over stiffcard wrappers, gilt lettered, very good. $45. ¶ Biography of "The Poet of the Sierras" and chronicler of life in and around the region by his daughter. Second Editon, as scarce as the first of 1941. Cf. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 6816.

 

MINADOI DA ROUIGO, Gio. Thomaso. HISTORIA DELLA GUERRA FRA TURCHI, ET PERSIANI… Venetia: Andrea Muschio, 1588. 8vo, (32), 383, (27)pp, 1 foldout map. Contemporary full velum wrappers, contemporary autograph notes to endpapers, front hinge starting, fair. $1750. ¶ Second Edition, originally issued in the prior year. Published in English in 1595 as The histor[y] of the warres betvveene the Tvrkes and the Persians. Adams 1455. OCLC: 12 copies including UCB & UCLA.

 

 

(Mirabeau). DUMONT, Etienne. RECOLLECTIONS OF MIRABEAU, and of The Two First Legislative Assemblies of France. London: Edward Bull, 1832. 8vo, (4), xxxv, (1), 404pp, (12)pp facsimiles. Modern boards, paper label, very good uncut copy. $150. ¶ First Edition in English of this personal memoir by a close friend of the great statesman and revolutionary theorist Honoré Gabriel Riquetti, Comte de Mirabeau (1749-1791). Dumont was Mirabeau’s principal speech writer. Noted second edition this was actually the first in English, following the French of the same year.

 

MIRABEAU, [Honore Gabriel], Compte de. ON LETTRES DE CACHET, and State Prisons. Written in the Dungeon of the Castle of Vincennes... London: 1787. 8vo, viii, 338pp. Orig. boards, worn, backstrip lacking, front hinge weak, but a good, clean copy. $350. ¶ First Edition in English of an anonymous English translation of De Lettres de Cachet et des Prisons d’Etat, the celebrated attack on the French government by one of the chief pre-Revolutionary theorists and most eloquent political liberals.

This translation corresponds with the second volume of the original 1778 work in which Mirabeau exposes the outrageous nutritional, sanitary, psychological and intellectual cruelties practiced in French political prisons, always laying the responsibility squarely in front of Louis XVI. Lettre de cachet was the term for letters sealed with the king’s privy seal directing imprisonment or exile without trial of the persons named. Mirabeau’s father more than once had him imprisoned by means of these letters; indeed, while imprisoned at Vincennes, Mirabeau studied and wrote several essays on politics and economcis, including the present work. Rare, not in Cioranescu, Halkett/Laing, Quérard. Not in BMC or NUC.

 

[MONMERQUE, Louis-Jean-Nicolas]. LES CARROSSES A CINQ SOLS, OU LES OMNIBUS DU DIX-SEPTIEME SIECLE. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1827. 12mo, 74 [1, contents]pp, inserted facsimile leaf of a portion of a Blaise Pascal manuscript letter quoted in the text. Modern half calf & marbled boards, orig. green printed wrappers bound in. A little foxed at front and back. $750. ¶ First Edition of a very scarce documentary history of the idea of a public transport system operating on fixed routes within the city of Paris as it was originally conceived and expressed by the great philosopher Pascal during the 17th century. Pascal and associates who provided financial backing actually put such a system in operation in 1662 under the name "carosses a cinq sols" but it lasted only a few years. See Foster Palmer, The Literature of the Street Railway, in Harvard University Bulletin, Vol. XII, No. 1 (winter, 1958), p.117. The author of this small work was a distinguished bibliographer and historian. Barbier I, 503. NUC: 3 copies (DLC, MiU, MB).

 

(Montesquieu). DEDIEU, Joseph. MONTESQUIEU. Paris: Félix Alcan, 1913. 8vo, viii, 358pp. Wine library buckram, orig. wrappers bound in. Signature and ink notations on f.e.p. and f.f.e.p. Very good. $45. ¶ First Edition. "Essential work. Shows how historical method gradually gained ascendance over deductive method in guiding thought of Montesquieu" (Cabeen). Cabeen 1548.

 

(Montesquieu). [DESTUTH DE TRACY, Antoine Louis Claude]. COMMENTAIRE SUR L’ESPRIT DES LOIS DE MONTESQUIEU; suivi d’Observations Inédites de Condorcet sur le vingt-neuvième livre du même Ouvrage… Paris: Delaunay & Mongie Aîné, 1819. 8vo, xvi, 476pp. Old quarter violet morocco, backstrip faded to brown, bookplate, a fine copy. $150. ¶ Early edition, first printed in 1817. Tracy (1754-1836) belonged to that sect of philosophers called idealogues by Napoleon; his old and noble family played a prominent role in the revolution and he himself renounced his title in 1789. It was restored by Louis XVIII. This work, according to the preface, was first printed in English at Philadelphia in 1811, translated by Thomas Jefferson. It was used as a textbook at the college of William and Mary. Not in Marke.

 

MOOKERJI, Radhakumud. INDIAN SHIPPING. A History of the Sea-Borne Trade and Maritime Activity of the Indians From the Earliest Times. With an Introductory Note by Brajendranath Seal. Bombay: Longmans, Green, 1912. 8vo, xxvii, 283pp, frontispiece, 23 b&w illus. Rebound in green cloth, gilt lettered, occasional mild foxing, bookplate, otherwise fine. $125. ¶ First Edition.

 

MOORHEAD, Max L. THE APACHE FRONTIER. Jacobo Ugarte and Spanish-Indian Relations in Northern New Spain, 1769-1791. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1968). 8vo, xiii, 309pp, illus. and maps. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $55. ¶ First Edition.

 

(MORA, Jo). FORD, Tirey L. DAWN AND THE DONS. The Romance of Monterey. With Vignettes and Sketches by Jo Mora San Francisco: A. M. Robertson, 1926. 8vo, xiii, (3), 236pp, 123 b&w text illus. Quarter black cloth over gray pictorial boards, paper spine label, illus. endpapers, owner’s signature, near fine $75. ¶ First Edition. Fine survey of early Spanish Monterey California with sketches on the early history of expeditions, banditry, and romantic life. Jo Mora’s illustrations of fashion, ships, cowboys are, typically, quite attractive. Joseph Jacinto (Jo) Mora (1876-1947), one of Dykes’ 50 Great Western Illustrators, "from 1902 to 1907 lived with the Hopi and Navajo Indians in Arizona and New Mexico. He learned the languages and painted an ethnological record…he then established his studio in Pebble Beach, California" (Samuels, Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West, p.331-332). Rocq 5693. Herd 819. Guns 371. Dykes p.261

 

MORE, Sir Thomas; Michael Drayton; Thomas Hearn, et al. THE UNFORTUNATE ROYAL MISTRESSES, ROSAMOND CLIFFORD, AND JANE SHORE, Concubines to King Henry the Second, and Edward the Fourth. With Historical and Metrical Memoirs of Those Celebrated Persons. London: Printed by and for William Cole, [n.d., ca. 1827]. 8vo, 88pp, engraved frontispiece. Later half red calf over red cloth, gilt lettered spine, occasional mild foxing, otherwise very good. $125. ¶ First Edition. Selections from the works of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Michael Drayton (1563-1631), and Thomas Hearne (1678-1735) and other sources form the basis for what appears to be an early definitive narrative history, including contemporary ballads, of these celebrated mistresses to kings. OCLC lists only 2 copies in library holdings. Quite scarce. Brown, London Publishers and Printers c. 1800-1870, p. 42. Longstaff, Saint Thomas More Collection, 1995.22.17.

 

MORSE, Jarvis M. AMERICAN BEGINNINGS. Highlights & Sidelights of the Birth of the New World. Washington, DC: Public Affairs Press, (1952). 8vo, red cloth., dust jacket. Very good copy of a scarce work. $75.

 

MOSTAJO, Francisco. SAN GIL DE CAYMA Leyenda Folklorica Arequipeña. Arequipa: 1956. 8vo, 74, cxlii pp. Orig. printed wrappers, good. $30. ¶ The first part is the printing of the verse legend of San Gil; the second part is commentary, history, background and notes etc. Griffin (see 5470) describes Mostajo as "a vastly influential philosopher and professor."

 

MOULIN, Charles ed. 1848. LE LIVRE DU CENTENAIRE… [Paris: Edition Atlas, [1948]. Folio, 331, (l)pp. 40 plates, illustrated wrappers, a very good copy. $45. ¶ Only edition. Published for the centenary of the 1848 revolution, this work comprises essays by Jean Cassou, Georges Bourgin, Edouard Dolleans, Jean Bouchary, Georges Duveau and Auguste Pinton, giving a comprehensive image of the principal events and atmosphere.

 

[MULLER, Théodore]. SOUVENIRS DE PARIS ET DE SES ENVIRONS. Paris: Auguste Bry, [ca. 1850]. Oblong 12mo, 40 tinted lithographs with tissue guards. Original embossed cloth, gilt, spine somewhat frayed, occasional foxing, but plates in fine condition. $300. ¶ Théodore Muller (1819-1879), lithographer, was known primarily for his panoramas and views of European capitals. Among these 40 views are buildings which no longer exist, including a view of the Château des Tuileries which was destroyed during the 1870-71 fighting. Other views include the Bourse, rue de Rivoli, Porte St. Denis etc. as well as sites outside the city such as St. Cloud, Versailles, and Fontainebleu. Beraldi X, p.162. Not copy in NUC.

 

MURDOCK, Kenneth B. THE PORTRAITS OF INCREASE MATHER With Some Notes on Thomas Johnson, an English Mezzotinter. Cleveland: William Gwinn Mather, 1924. Tall 8vo, x, 70, (1 as colophon)pp, tipped-in color frontispiece, 9 engraved plates. Quarter claf over green patterned boards, gilt lettered spine, teg, near fine. $185. ¶ First Edition, one of 250 numbered copies, this copy inscribed by publisher Wm Mather to Los Angeles bookseller Alice Millard. Handsomely printed by Bruce Rogers at the Harvard University Press.

 

NAPIER, Sir Charles James. A LETTER TO THE RIGHT HON. SIR J. HOBHOUSE, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF CONTROL ON THE BAGGAGE OF THE INDIAN ARMY. London: Edward Moxon, 1849. 8vo, 65pp. Modern wrappers, bookplate, glue repair to t-p with offset, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Second edition. Napier’s plan to reorganize the transport of army baggage in India into a distinct baggage corps went through four editions in 1849. All have become scarce.

 

(Napoleon). DE BOURRIENNE, Louis Antoine Fauvelet. MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEAN BONAPARTE. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, [n.d., ca. 1900]. 4 vols, 8vo, portraits & illus. Three- quarter calf over marbled boards, minor spotting and edgewear. Very good, well-bound set in a modern slipcase. $350. ¶ An account of the events during the hundred days of Napolean’s surrender to the English, with sections on Napolean’s residence and death at St. Helena, compiled by Napolean’s private secretary. Each volume contains portraits of various contemporaries. New & revised edition.

 

(Napoleon). [GARNIER, Louis]. MEMOIRES SUR LA COUR DE LOUIS NAPOLEON ET SUR LA HOLLANDE. Paris: Ladvocat, 1828. 8vo, (4), 412pp. Rebound in red boards with brown morocco label. A fine copy. $200. ¶ Handsomely printed by Honoré de Balzac at his ill-fated printing house, the book discusses the life of Louis Bonaparte (1778-1846), made King of Holland in 1806 by his brother Napoleon and married to Hortense Beauharnais, daughter of Josephine. Barbier III, 255. Hanataux/Vicaire, La Jeunesse de Balzac, Balzac Imprimeur, p. 464. Quérard IV, 29.

 

(Napoleon). (Staël). GUILLEMIN, Henri. MADAME DE STAËL, BENJAMIN CONSTANT et NAPOLÉON. Paris: Plon, (1959). 8vo, iii, 210, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, ink notations on front flyleaf, scattered marginalia throughout, good scholar’s copy. $20.

 

(National Book League). THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN. EXHIBITION OF BOOKS. Arranged by the National Book League at the Victoria & Albert Museum. London: National Book League, 1951. 8vo, 224pp. Original printed wrappers, edges somewhat worn, good. $30. ¶ First Edition. Annotated exhibition catalogue of over 700 British books.

 

NELSON, Edward W. LOWER CALIFORNIA AND ITS NATURAL RESOURCES. Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences. Volume XVI. First Memoir. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1921. 4to, 194pp, frontispiece, 32 b&w photoplates, 1 full-page, 1 foldout map. Printed wrappers, loss of 1/2 spine, corner-chipped front wrapper detached, bookplate, otherwise very good. $50.

 

NESTOR. CHRONIQUE DITE DE NESTOR… Traduite sur le teste slavon-russe avec introduction et commentaire critique par Louis Leger. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1884. Lg 8vo, xxviii, 399pp, folding table. Quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, deckle edges. Edges rubbed, some marginal dampstains, still very good. $150. ¶ First complete French edition of the great chronicle, attributed to Nestor (c.1056-c.1114), a monk at the famous Pechersky ("Crypt") cloister in Kiev. The earliest Russian chronicle, the work begins with the deluge and incorporates many legends, among which are the founding of Kiev, the arrival of the three Varangian brothers, the murder of Dir and Askold, the death of Oleg, in whose horse’s skeleton a poisonous snake was hiding, and the vengeance taken by Igor’s wife, Olga, on the Drevlians, who had killed her husband. Also valuably reported is the tale of Vladimir’s suppression of the worship of Perun and other idols at Kiev, as well as the account of his method in examining the various religions before adopting Greek Christianity. Rejecting Islam because he believed "it is the Russians’ joy to drink; we cannot do without it," he ultimately chose Orthodoxy on hearing an account of the beauty of the services at the Hagia Sophia. But aside from the volume’s valuable information, its endearing anecdotal character has earned its author (or authors) the name "the Russian Herdotus." His reputed body may be observed among the relics preserved at the Pechersky monastery.

 

NETHERY, Wallace. ELIANA AMERICANA, A Footnote to the Bibliography of Charles Lamb. Los Angeles: privately printed, 1957. 8vo, v, 44pp, illus & tipped-in errata slip. Original taupe wrappers, cream cover label, edges lightly worn, fine. $100. ¶ First Edition, limited to 100 copies printed by the author & with his presentation inscription to "Gordon & Virginia." In 1971 the Plantin Press printed arevised edition of the work entitled ELIANA AMERICANA, Charles Lamb in the United States 1849-1866.

 

NEWCOMB, Franc J.; text by Gladys A. Reichard. SANDPAINTINGS OF THE NAVAJO SHOOTING CHANT. New York: J.J. Augustin, [ca. 1939]. 4to, xii, 87pp, 35 color plates. Orig. coarse linen, paper label, joint worn, otherwise a fine copy. $1000. ¶ Signed by the authors. The text was printed letterpress at Augustin’s press in Germany. The color plates, printed by silkscreen onto Japanese paper, are very fine and exquisitely detailed reproductions of the ephemeral sandpaintings made to accompany the chants.

 

NICETAS, Choniata & Sansovino. Della historia di Niceta Coniate delle cose dell'imperio di Costantinopoli libri VII. Ne' quali si contengono i fatti de gl'imperatori Greci, cominciando da Alessio Comneno doue lascia il Zonara, fin'all'anno MCCCCLVII nel qual fu presa quella città da Mahomet Secondo. Con le postille a suoi luoghi dinotanti le cose di maggiore importanza. Et con molte altre cose vtili & necessarie a lettori. ... . Venetia: Francesco Sansovino, 1562. 4to, (7), 111, (1)pp. Contemp. full vellum, very good with the bookplate of Prince Czartoryski. $450. ¶ First Edition in Italian, originally written in the 12th century. OCLC lists only one copy in library holdings. Not in Adams. Scarce.

 

NIÉPOVIÉ, Gaetan. ETUDES PHYSIOLOGIQUES sur les Grandes Metropoles de l’Europe Occidentale. Paris. Paris: Librarie de Charles Gosselin, 1840. 8vo, (2), iv, 541, (5, tabel of contents, errata]pp. Original printed wrappers, a very good uncut copy. $200. ¶ Only Edition. In this sketch of the modes and manners of Paris, Niepovie describes festivals and cafes, boulevards and fancy quarters, Parisians at the Opera and Theatre, famous actresses, etc., all embellished with plenty of gossip. Querard V, 519. NUC lists the Harvard copy only.

 

[NOLHAC, Jean Baptiste M., de Lyon]. HISTOIRE DE LA MARCHE DES IDEES sur 1’Emploi de l’Argent depuis Aristote jusqu’à nos Jours. Paris & Lyon: Perisse Frères, 1838. 8vo, 149pp. Orig. printed wrappers chipped and worn, internally a fine uncut copy. $100. ¶ First Edition. Nolhac published some religious texts but this appears to be his sole foray into the history of economics. NUC lists an edition of 1830 at NN which is most likely a ghost; the two other copies in NUC and the BL copy are all dated 1838. An 1842 edition was also printed. Not in Kress.

 

NORMAN, Philip. LONDON SIGNS AND INSCRIPTIONS. With an Introduction by Henry B. Wheatley. London: Elliot Stock, 1897. 8vo, xx, 237pp, frontispiece, 24 b&w illus., head and tail pieces. Publisher’s original brown cloth, gilt lettered spine, blindstamped floral decoration, bookplate, mild sunning to spine, front hinge starting, sm tear at spine foot, otherwise unusually very good. $125. ¶ The history of London’s sculptured signs from the 16th century forward is the subject of this unusual volume that discusses and catalogues the human, astronomical, animal (real or imaginary), bird signs, and symbols that decorate and ornament the London cityscape. Second edition.

 

O’NEAL, Bill. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERN GUNFIGHTERS. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1979). 8vo, xiv, 386pp, frontispiece, illus. throughout. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $100. ¶ First Edition, with publisher’s review slip laid in. Scarce.

 

OLIVER, Samuel Pasfield. MADAGASCAR. An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island and Its Former Dependencies. London: Macmillan, 1886. 2 vols, xix, 569, (2 ads), 3 color foldout maps, 11 full-page color and b&w text maps, x, 576pp, 1 foldout color map, 4 full-page color and b&w maps. Green cloth, gilt lettering, some bumps, edgewear, bookplate, ex libris, library stamp, otherwise a very good set. $600. ¶ First Edition, this set originally part of the Royal Military Academy Library collection at Sandhurst.

 

ONASANDER and Nicolas Rigault. ONOSANDRI STRATEGICUS. Siue De Imperatoris Institutione. Paris: Abrahamum Saugranium, 1599. 4to, 19, (1), 160, (1), (2), (6), 69[96]pp. Full vellum, some damp warping, expected wear, otherwise internally clean, good. Latin and Greek printed in parallel columns. $1500. ¶ Apparently the fifth edition, all 16th century editions quite rare, of Onosandre’s classic on military strategy, with parallel translation into Latin and with interpretations by Rigault. Saxe regarded Onasandre with the greatest reverance.

 

ORLEANS, Mme. Elisabeth-Charlotte de Bavière, Duchesse D’ MEMOIRES SUR LA COUR DE LOUIS XIV ET DE LAS REGENCE. Extraits de la Correspondance Allemande de Madame Elisabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d’Orleans, Mère du Regent; Précédés d’une Notice Sur Cette Princesse, et Accompagnés de Notes. Paris: Ponthieu, 1823. 8vo, xxxiv, 372pp. Full calf, raised bands, gilt spine, gilt borders, blindstamped armorial vignettes at center, marbled edges, some rubbing to backstrip and joints, front joint hints at starting but firm, internally clean, very good. $250. ¶ First Edition. Scarce.

 

ORTI, Da Giralomo. RACCOLTA ACCRESCIUTA DI VIAGGI... Verona: Dalla Tipografia de-Giorgi, 1834. 2 vols, 4to, (8), 481; 521pp Blue paste-paper boards, morocco spine labels, orig. wrappers bound in. With the bookplate of naturalist Charles Atwood Kofoid. Very good. $350. ¶ A scientific account of the author’s voyage and travels through Europe. Volume I deals exclusively with Italy and presents a classification glossary to Linnaeus’s system, with comments on plants found by the author in Verona during 1806-1807. Volume II comprises the letters from his recent voyage to France, England, Scotland, Holland and a part of Germany. Also included is a large section on a voyage to Sicily. There are observations made during visits to museums, archaelogical ruins, sculpture, the British Museum and the Louvre. Many major cities, lesser town and local personages are visited.

 

OSBORN, Rev. Henry S. PALESTINE, PAST & PRESENT. With Biblical, Literary, & Scientific Notices. With Original Illustrations & a New Map of Palestine by the author. Philadelphia: James Challen, 1859. 4to, viii, [17]- 600pp, 5 chromolithographic plates, 2 steel engraved plates including frontisportrait, 2 maps, numerous woodengravings in the text. Orig. brown cloth. Very good copy. $200. ¶ First Edition.

 

(Paine). [BOWLES, John]. A PROTEST AGAINST T. PAINE’S "RIGHTS OF MAN:" Addressed to the Members of a Book Society, in Consequence of the Vote of Thier Committee for Including the Above Work in a List of New Publications Resolved to be Purchased for the Use of the Society. London: for T. Longman…, 1792. 8vo, xiv, 38pp. Stiff tan paper boards over cloth shelfback, stabholes through gutters of paper. Boards sun-stained & lightly soiled, right upper front corner bumped, extremities lightly worn, "one shilling" on title page crossed out & replaced with "6 p," corner of last page torn out with consequence to 5 lines of text, unopened. A very good copy. $100 ¶ Fourth edition, with corrections and additions, of this acrimonious booklet by the pamphleteer John Bowles (1751-1819). NUC notes only 3 copies.

 

PAINE, Thomas. DROITS DE L’HOMME: En Response a l’Attaque de M. Burke sur la Revolution Francoise. Traduit d l’Anglois, par F. S[oulès]… Avec des Notes et une nouvelle Préface de l’Auteur. Paris: F. Buisson, Mai, 1791. 8vo, xii, 227pp. Fine uncut copy in old wrappers. $1100. ¶ First Edition in French, with a new preface by Paine. This French edition was issued in May, two or three months after the English edition, and includes a new preface by Paine not in the original edition. It is quite rare and was lacking in the Gimbel collection. NUC notes editions of 148 and also of 227 pages, both giving the translator’s name as Soulée on the title-page. Quérard VI, 646.

The attack Burke had made on the French Revolution in his Reflections on the Revolution in France infuriated Paine, particularly coming from his old friend, and he rushed his celebrated answer into print. The English edition had been first published on Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, 1791. The printer J. Johnson suppressed it on the day of publication and destroyed most of the copies. Paine subsequently found another publisher who insisted the book be toned down.

 

[PANVINIO, Onofrio]. FASTI ET TRIUMPHI ROM. A Romulo Rege Usque ad Carolum V. Cæs. Aug. Sive Epitome Regum, Consulum, Dictatorum, Magistror. equitum, Tribunorum militum consulari potestate, Censorum, Impp.&aliorum Magistratuum Roamn. cum orientalium tum occidentalium, ex antiquitatum monumentis maxima cum fide ac diligentia desumpta. Venetiis: Impensis Jacobi Stradæ Mantuani, 1557. Folio, (12), 228, (202 as Index)pp. Full old calf, rubbed, extensive autograph notes to ffep verso, bookplate removed, library stamp, an occasional stain to text, otherwise a very nice copy. $750. ¶ First Edition. Adams P-195. OCLC: 15 copies.

 

PARAVICINI, Frances de. EARLY HISTORY OF BALLIOL COLLEGE. London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1891. 8vo, xiii, 370pp. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, some sunning to spine, lt. wear, otherwise very good. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

PARIS. ILLUSTRATIONS. Album de Gravures. [Paris]: Pourrat, [ca. 1840]. 8vo, 208pp, with an engraved title, 24 full-page plates with protective tissues, and several cuts in the text. Contemp. brown morocco, covers and backstrip stamped in gilt with elaborate rococo panels, gilt edges, a fine binding by Liebermann of Paris with his ticket. $450. ¶ The illustrations include views of Paris, historical scenes, and portraits including Byron, Cromwell and Louis XVI. The binding is a lovely example of a romantic style popular at the time.

 

PARISIEN, Un. PARIS ET SES ENVIRONS. [by] Un Parisien. Les Rues, les Places, les Promenades, les Palais, les Monuments, les Musées, les Curiosités, etc. Paris: La Librairie Illustrée, [ca. 1885]. 8vo, viii, xxxvi, 323, (1)pp, color-printed frontispiece, several color plates, and dozens of illustrations in the text, many full-page. Original color-printed decorated wrappers, spine split, otherwise very good and largely unopened. $200. ¶ First Edition. The illustrations are by Gustave Fraipont. Barbier lists this title under Parisien. NUC notes one copy under the title.

 

(Parliament). THE LAWS AND ACTS MADE IN THE FIRST PARLIAMENT OF… JAMES VII…By his Grace William Duke of Qeensberry… [with 15 more titles] Edinburgh: Robert Freebairn…, 1731 12mo, 875pp. Contemp. calf boards, modern calf rebacking, spine gilt. Boards rubbed, corners worn, occasional marginal browning, very good. $300. ¶ First Edition (?) of this collection of Parliamentary acts, covering all sessions of Parliament during the reigns of James II, William and Mary, and Anne. The compilers of these acts were mostly Jacobites themselves.

 

PAULI, Sebastiano. SEBASTIANI PAULI…De Nummo Aureo Valentis Imp. Dissertatio, In qua, & de C. Cejonii Rusii Volsiani Præfectura, & Gente Fusius Disseritur… Lucæ: Typis Sebastiani Dominici Cappuri, 1722. 8vo, 50, (3)pp, 1 plate. Contemporary stiff vellum, inked title to spine, owner’s sig., age-toning, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ Only Edition of a dissertation on the gold coinage and reign of Valens, Roman Emperor of the East (364-378), who presided over the most stunning defeat in Rome’s history when his army was slaughtered by the Goths, Huns and Alans at Adrianople. Scarce; one copy in OCLC.

 

PAUTHIER, G. CHINE ou Description historique, géographique et littéraire de ce vase empire, d’après des documents chinois. Première partie, comprenant un résumé de l’histoire et de la civilisation chinoises depuis les temps les plus anceins jusq’a nos jours. Paris: Firmin Didot Frères, 1837. 8vo, (2), 493, (3)pp, 72 plates, folding map. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Wear to joints & spine ends, slight foxing throughout, otherwise very good. From the library of Harold Lamb. $200. ¶ First Edition, an eloquent overview by the great sinologist, replete with numerous engravings in the minimalist style of screen painting. From the library of Harold Lamb. Cordier p.87.

 

[PAUW, Corneille de]. RECHERCHES PHILOSOPHIQUES SUR LES EGYPTIENS ET LES CHINOIS. Par Mr. de P***. Berlin: Decker, 1773. 3 parts in 2, sm. 8vo, xxii, (2), 469; 256, 232pp, folding map of Ancient Egypt in vol. 2. Orig. full calf, gilt, corners worn, but a sound set. $350. ¶ First Edition. Pauw (1739-99), a French philosopher & divine, proposes to show that "no two nations ever resembled each other less than the Chinese and the Egyptians" presumably in response to theories of common origins between the two peoples. He pursues his topic across the centuries and through the customs and habits of eating, working, marital practices and sexual behavior in the two cultures. Also discussed are agriculture, the arts of sculpture (with a long examination of physiognomy, particularly relevant to Pauw’s thesis), painting, ceramics, jewelry, music and poetry. Ancient writers are referenced as often as contemporary sources. Bibliotheca Esoterica 6394. Caillet 8392.

 

PENNECUIK, Alexander. AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BLUE BLANKET; OR CRAFTS-MENS BANNER: containing the Fundamental Principles of the Good-Town; with the Powers and Prerogatives of the Crafts of Edinburgh… Edinburgh: John Mosman, 1722. Sm. 8vo, (10), x, 140pp. Red half morocco, marbled boards, title-page soiled and frayed, some leaves cropped, library-stamp. A good copy. $375. ¶ First Edition. This account of the crafts of Edinburgh is considered a monument in the history of trade unions. Pennecuik (d.1730) was a merchant with poetic ambitions. This rare work is of interest in the history of freemasonry. NCBEL II, 1977.

 

PERLMAN, S. M. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN CHINA. I. The Jews in China. General View. II. The Jewish Memorial Stones and their Lesson. London: R. Mazin, 1913. 8vo, 95pp. Rebound in cloth-backed stiff wrappers, very good. $125. ¶ First Edition. Scarce.

 

PHILIP, André. LE PROBLEME OUVRIER AUX ETAT-UNIS. Préface de M. André Siegfried. Paris: Félix Alcan, 1927. 8vo, xix, (1), 559, (5)pp. Orig. wrappers, very good. $45. ¶ Only Edition. A thorough study on the organization of labor in the United States. Philip first discusses characteristics of management and company policy, then proceeds to the various labor organizations, distinguished by their different trades (miners, printers, metal workers) and political orientations.

 

(Pico). COLE, Martin and Henry Welcome (eds.). DON PIO PICO’S HISTORICAL NARRATIVE. Translated by the Late Arthur P. Botello. Edited With Introduction by… Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1973. Tall 8vo, 171pp, frontispiece. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, untrimmed, fine. $100. ¶ First Edition in English of the memoirs of the last Mexican governor of California and one of early Los Angeles’ great citizens and landowners.

 

PIERRE-HENRY. HISTOIRE DES PRÉFETS. Cent cinquante ans d’administration provinciale 1800-1950. Paris: Les Nouvelles Edition Latines, 1950. 8vo, 360, (24)pp. Quarter cloth over paper boards, gilt title on morocco spine label, orig. wrappers bound in. Upper right corner of lower cover bumped. Very good. $45.

 

PIGAFETTA, Antonio. MAGELLAN’S VOYAGE. A Narrative Account of the First Circumnavigation. Volume I Translated and Edited by R. A. Skelton From the Manuscript in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University. Volume II A Facsimile of the Manuscript. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969. 2 vols, 4to, (8), 195, misc. maps, illus. from the manuscript, unpaginated (approx. 200)pp, misc. maps in color, decorated initials. Ivory cloth, gilt lettered over red, blindstamped vignette, publisher’s slipcase, a few light, minor stains to spines, otherwise fine. $200. ¶ First Edition in English of the magnificently handsome Nancy-Libri-Phillipps-Beinecke-Yale codex, one of three contemporaneous French translations of Pigafetta’s original 16th century manuscript, by far the most complete and certainly the most exquisitely produced, as evidenced by Volume II’s facsimile reprint in full color. Pigafetta accompanied Magelllan as a volunteer among the criados del capitán y sobresalientes (captain’s servants and soldier-super numeraries). This work remains one of the most remarkable documents in the history of geographical and ethnological discovery. Hill Collection p.235.

 

PINCHES, Thomas. THE AMHERST TABLETS being an Account of the Babylonian Inscriptions in the collection of… Lord Amherst… Part I. Texts of the Period extending to and including the Reign of Bûr-sin (about 2500 b.c.) London: Quaritch, 1908. Folio, (6), xxii, (2), 200pp, with 5 collotype plates and a folding map at the end, and several illustrations in the text. Orig. half blue cloth, printed boards, rather worn, internally very clean and sound. $200. ¶ This amazing collection of cuneiform tablets spanned four millennia; the first part (from 4500 to 2500 B.C.) here described covers the Sumerian and Babylonian periods and the language on the tablets is classified as Sumero-Akkadian. They are of inestimable importance in the history of language and writing and the quality of the reproductions in this text is very good, making them relatively easy to distinguish and study. The text is printed on hand-made paper.

 

PINCIO, Giano Pirro. ANNALI, OVERO CRONICHE DI TRENTO, Cioe Historie Contenenti le Prodezze de Dici Trentini. Trento: Carlo Zanetti, 1648. 4to, (14), 399, (1 blank0, (1 as errata)pp. Contemporary full pigskin, elaborately blindstamped, bookplate removed. $1500. ¶ First Edition. OCLC note only three copies.

 

PINON, René. LA SUPPRESSION DES ARMENIENS. Méthode Allemande - Travail Turc. Paris: Perrin et Cie, 1916. 8vo, 75pp. Later half black morrocco over black cloth, gilt lettered, raised bands, owner’s stamps, some rubbing, age-toning to leaves, otherwise very good. $125. ¶ First Edition. Rare.

 

[PITT, William]. AN AUTHENTIC COPY OF MR. PITT'S LETTER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, with His Answer. London: Stockdale, 1789. 8vo, 12, (4)pp. Disbound, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ A rare pamphlet by the great English statesman William Pitt (1759-1806) regarding the king’s illness. Not in Black or Kress. Not in NUC.

 

PLAYFAIR, Robert Lambert. A HISTORY OF ARABIA FELIX OR YEMEN, From the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Present Time; Including an Account of the British Settlement of Aden. Bombay: Printed for Government, 1859. Tall 8vo, xii, 193, (1 errata)pp, 1 color-outlined foldout map. Orig. publisher’s pebbled cloth, paper labels, sunned, spine ends expertly restored, a very good, tight copy. $4500. ¶ First Edition of one of the earliest books about Aden under Britsih occupation. After a British ship was wrecked near Aden in 1837 and its crew and passengers slaughtered by the local Arabs, Aden was captured and annexed to British India in 1839. Published as Selections From the Records of the Bombay Government, No. XLIX - New Series, printed by Education Society’s Press. Rare; both the Hopkirk & Burrell copies brought ca.$3000. in the late nineties.

 

[PLINIUS CAESILIUS SECONDUS, Caius.]. Pliny the Younger. THE LETTERS OF PLINY THE CONSUL: With Occasional Remarks. By William Melmoth. London: J. Dodsley, 1786. 2vols, 8vo, (8), 368, 322, (6 index)pp. 19th century full tree calf, gilt lettering to red morocco spine label, gilt orn. and dec. spine, bookplates, tight, clean, a very good set. $250. ¶ Eighth Edition, Revised and Corrected. The finest translation of Pliny yet to be rendered, considered a classic in its own right. "Mr. Melmoth is one of the most elegant English writers, and his version of Pliny has shown, what was never before imagined possible, that translations may equal the force and beauty of the originals" (Monthly Review, Nov. 1752, p.338). ¶ This set the gift of Frank B. Kellogg to Hubert Ward, with a typed letter, signed, by Kellogg tipped-in to fpep. Kellogg was the special attorney the United States government engaged to pursue its massive anti-monopoly suit against Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. Kellogg succeeded, and Standard Oil was broken up. Brueggemann p701. Cf Smith p.255-56.

 

[PLINIUS SECONDUS, Caius]. PLINY THE ELDER THE HISTORIE OF THE WORLD. Commonly Called, The Naturall Historie of C. Plinius Secondus. Translated into English by Philemon Holland, Doctor in Physicke London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1601. 2 vols in 1, sm. folio, (59), 614, (42 index), (12), 632, (84 index) pp. 18th century full calf, gilt lettered, raised bands, double filleted borders in blind, edge dentelles in gilt, front joint starting, expected wear at spine head and tail, some crackling to backstrip, lacks final leaf with errata and colophon, internally very clean, overall a very nice copy. $6500. ¶ First Edition, first printing of the first English translation of Pliny’s Natural History, still considered to be the finest translation yet produced. Brueggemann p.670. Smith p.255. Lathrop pp.242-243. Harris p.115.

 

(Political Economy). 102 titles from 1848-1899, bound in 14 vol (2 in tall 8vo, 10 in small 8vo & 2 in 12mo). Early 20th-century quarter cloth, gilt morocco labels, marbled boards, labels rubbed, otherwise very good. 1848-1899. $1500. ¶ An important collection of works relating to social policies in 19th-century France, predominantly by Socialist and Christian-Socialist authors, mainly lawyers and clerics. Several texts relate to the social and economical situation of working class women. Included are pieces by Proudhon, Robert Owen, Charles-Emile Freppel, etc.

 

POWELL, Hickman. NINETY TIMES GUILTY. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1939. 8vo, xii, (2), 338pp. Black cloth, pink lettered spine, dust jacket, near fine in like dj. $100. ¶ First Edition, first printing. The New York underworld 1933-1936 is chronicled in this colorful true story of racketeers, dope-runners, madames, hookers and their shyster lawyers featuring "Lucky" Luciano, Crazy Moe, Bennie Spiller, Gashouse Lil, Jennie the Factory, and others including Cokey Flo, whose opium smoking and morphine habit are detailed but with, surprisingly, no mention of cocaine. With much more on the opium smoking habits of early ‘30s gangsters and their molls, and crimebuster Thomas Dewey’s campaign to rid New York of them. An unusually nice copy, scarce first ed., first printing in dust jacket.

 

PRESCOTT, W. H. THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO. Illustrated by Keith Henderson. With an Introduction by T.A. Joyce. New York: Henry Holt, 1922. 2 vols, 8vo, xxxviii, 480, 128 illus., viii, 485pp, 33 illus. Black cloth, gilt lettering and device to spine, blindstamped lettering and device to front board, teg, illus. endpapers, mild rubbing at spine ends otherwise fine. $175. ¶ First American Edition.

 

PRYNNE, William. THE HISTORY OF KING JOHN, KING HENRY III. AND THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS KING EDWARD THE I. Wherein the Ancient Sovereign Dominion of the Kings of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland… is Asserted and Vindicated, against All Incroachments… London:Tho[mas] Ratcliff…, 1670. Tall 4to, (92), 97, (1)pp, ff98-107, ff107-133, pp117-1307, (1)p, blank leaf. Full red morocco ruled in gilt, the Home Office copy with "Home Office" stamped in gilt on front board and their small library stamp on front free end-paper, "Prynne’s Records" on spine label, raised bands, binder’s blank in front & back. Corners bumped & chipped, light fading to back board, light wear to extremities, front free endpaper with small ink inscription, several marginal doodlings in pencil, a few marginal wormholes to last few leaves, still very good. $1250. ¶ First Edition, published shortly after Prynne’s death and delayed in publication because of the London fire of 1666, which destroyed both the printer’s press and most of the sheets which had already been printed for this work, and because of the plague, which forced Prynne to leave his research work in the Tower of London for several months in 1665. William Prynne (1600-1669) was a notable and prolific Puritan pamphleteer, barrister and member of parliament. He wrote about 200 books and pamphlets, several of which assailed the papacy; he also attacked popular amusements, especially stage plays, in his work Histrio-Mastix of 1632. He was sentenced by the Star Chamber to life imprisonment and loss of his ears for supposedly casting aspersions upon Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria; he was also branded on the cheeks with the letters SL (for Seditious Libeler) and imprisoned on various occasions. He was ultimately released and became a vocal leader of the Restoration. He was appointed keeper of the records to Charles II, and in this connection published several works on British history including Brevia parliamentaria rediviva in 1662, a widely used compilation of English constitutional history, and the present work, the third in a series of chronological works on British history. A fourth volume was left unfinished. Wing P3980.

 

PURCELL, Rosamond Wolff & Stephen Jay Gould. ILLUMINATIONS. A Bestiary. New York: W.W. Norton, 1986. Tall 8vo, 120pp, over 90 color photoplates. Ivory cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, near fine. $125. ¶ First Edition. Naturalist/paleontologist Gould’s observations and Purcell’s stunning photographs present a startling and stunning vision of the animal world past and present with insights into its implications for us today.

 

PURCHAS, Samuel. PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMAGE. Or Relation of the World and the Religions Observed in all Ages and Places Discovered from the Creation unto this Present. London: William Stansby for Henri Fetherstone, 1613. Sm. folio, (28), 752, (20)pp, lacking final blank 3V6. Contemp. calf, leather worn and slit at joints, piece lacking from backstrip. $2750. ¶ The Rare First Edition of Purchas’ Pilgrimages, one of the most famous travel narratives of the seventeenth century. The nine books treat the religions and history of the Americas, Africa, the East Indies, China, Tartary, Persia, Armenia, Turkey, Arabia, the Babylonians, Hebrew and the Saracen countries. This is an entirely different work that his larger collection of "Pilgrimes," of which this formed a supplementary volume to the foruth edition. Several parts relate to the New World, including Book VII (pp.601-89) "Relations of the Discoveries, Regions, and Religions of the New World. Of New France, Virginia, Florida; New Spaine, with other Regions of America Mexicana; and Book IX Book (pp.691-752): Relations of the Discoveries, Regions and Religions of the New World. Of Cumana, Guiana, Brasil, Chica, Chili, Peru, and Other Regions of America, Peruviana, and of their Religions. Cox I, p.6. Sabin 66678. STC 20505.

 

PUTNAM, George Palmer. DEATH VALLEY AND ITS COUNTRY. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. 8vo, 231pp. Sienna cloth, white lettered, dust jacket, illus. endpapers, remarkably fine. $40. ¶ First Edition. Tales of the pioneers, the prospectors, Indians, and rangers are set alongside detailed descriptions of the Valley’s weather, flora and fauna, sights and sounds and geolological past in this history and overview.

 

QUINTE-CURCE (Quinto Curzio Rufo). (Trans by Vaugelas). DE LA VIE ET DES ACTIONS D’ALEXANDRED LE GRAND... Traduction de Vaugelas par Du Ryer. Lyon: 1705. 2 vols, 12mo, calf. Very good. $300. ¶ Fourth Edition.

 

RABAUT de Saint-Étienne, J[ean] P[aul]. ALMANACH HISTORIQUE DE LA REVOLUTION FRANÇAISE, pour l'Année 1792… Paris: Onfroy, [1792]. 16mo, (4), lxxvi, 257, (3), 108pp, 6 plates of engravings after Moreau le Jeune, incl. frontis. Orig. wrappers, uncut, light wear, bookplate & signature, some pencil underlining throughout. Very good copy in a red leather slipcase. $450. ¶ The 1792 editions of the Almanach… are the first to include Rabaut’s (1743-1793) well known treatise Précis historique de la révolution française and to add the text of the Constitution, along with the King’s acceptance from September 14th, 1791. This is the second edition of the year 1792, also containing the same series of excellent engravings after allegorical & historical drawings by Moreau le Jeune. The plates have been executed by J. B. Simonet, L.M. Halbou, J. J. Hubert, Coiny, & De Longeuil. Not in INED. Monglond II, p.633. Tourneux I, 25a. Not in BL.

 

RAY, P. H[enry]. REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITION TO POINT BARROW, ALASKA, In Response to the Resolution of the House of Representitives of December 11, 1884. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1885. 4to, 695pp, frontispiece, 2 full color plates, 5 b&w plates, multiple charts, figures, fold-out map. Modern half leatherette over marbled boards, ex library stamps, very good indeed. $200. ¶ First Edition. Author P. Henry Ray, First Lieutenant Eight U. S. Infantry, commanded the Barrow expedition 1881-1883, whose primary purposes were to scientifically study the area’s meteorology, magnetism, tides and geography but yielded valuable information on ethnology and natural history as well. The entire expedition and station at Pt. Barrow were part of an eleven nation International Circumpolar effort designed to collect as much data as possible for future Arctic exploration. Hasse p.67. Arctic Biblio. 7747. Wickersham 7835.

 

READ, Herbert THE END OF THE WAR. London: Faber & Faber, (1933). 8vo, 31pp. Original white boards. Exterior lightly soiled, endpapers browned & minute ownership signature, otherwise a very good copy. $45. ¶ A moving piece based on a true horrific incident between the British and Germans set in a small village near the end of World War I. Read, writing mostly in verse with some dialogue, presents a haunting sense of the despair of human nature when in war.

 

READ, Opie [Percival] and Frank Pixley. THE CARPETBAGGER Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1899. 8vo, 305pp, frontispiece, 8 b&w photogravures. Publisher’s original illus. cloth, near fine. $40. ¶ First Edition, adapted from the authors’ hit 4-act play produced during the 1898-99 season. Co-author Read was a noted humorist, newspaperman, lecturer and editor reknowned for his unlimited capacity for corn whiskey and his founding and editing of the very popular magazine The Arkansas Traveler.

 

REEVES, Arthur Middleton. THE FINDING OF WINELAND THE GOOD. The History of the Icelandic Discovery of America. Edited and Translated From the Earliest Records by…To Which is Added Biography and Correspondence of the Author by W. D. Foulke. With Phototype Plates of the Vellum MSS. of the Sagas. London: Henry Frowde, 1895. 4to, lxxii, 205pp, frontispiece, photoplates. Half vellum over burgundy cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, teg, untrimmed, bookplate, slight soiling, but a very good copy. $250. ¶ Second Edition, originally published in 1890 in much shorter version. Contains the Greenland saga, Erik’s saga, Thorfinns’ saga, and other brief notices from Icelandic annals. Scarce in both editions. Farrar & Evans, Bibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources 195. Howes R141a.

 

REEVES, Hon. W. Pember. NEW ZEALAND. With Illustrations by F. & W. Wright. London: A & C Black, (1927). 8vo, xx, 241pp, frontispiece, 31 color plates, 3 text maps. Blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, blue lettered boards, blocked in blind, mild wear to extremities, mild-light foxing throughout, offsets to free endpapers, ff endpaper snipped, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ A charming volume describing New Zealand's multitude of virtues. Second edition. Cf. Inman 60.

 

REID, Captain Mayne. THE PLANT HUNTERS, Or Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains. London: J & C Brown, 1858. 12mo, viii, 482pp, twelve plate illus. including frontis. Contemporary half blue calf over marbled boards, gilt tooled spined, raised panels, red morocco label, school prize bookplate with inscription & private library bookplate, binder’s stamp, some wear to boards, very good. $150. ¶ First Edition, illustrated by William Harvey. Cf. Sadleir & Wolff 5752.

 

[REINOLD, Jean Baptiste]. DE L’INFLUENCE ANGLAISE; par Guinan-Laurens. Bruxelles: Weissenbruch, 1817. 8vo, (4), 2, 287, (1, errata)pp. Orig. wrappers, backstrip split, entirely uncut as issued. $275. ¶ Only Edition. Jean Baptiste Reinold, the Belgian writer, discusses British foreign policy in Europe, the independence of the United States and resulting efforts of founding a Colonial League against the Americans. Sabin 29239: "Relating partly to the American colonies." NUC: 1 copy, LC.

 

REYBAUD, Louis [Marie]. ETUDES SUR LES REFORMATEURS ou Socialistes modernes. Cinquième Edition. Paris: Guillaumin & Cie, 1848. 2 vols, 8vo, [4], 428; (4), 387, (5)pp. Blue quarter morocco, marbled endpapers, some insignificant foxing, otherwise fine. $150. ¶ First published in 1840 this work by Reybaud (1799-1879) received the Grand Prix Montyon of the Académie Française. The first volume discusses the lives and doctrines of Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier and Robert Owen, while the second focuses on the history of society and social utopias. Reybaud also comments on such various political groups as the utilitarians, humanitarians, communists, chartrists, etc. "All [his] works show an observant mind and an independent character. They are written with intelligence, spirit, and good sense" (A. Courtois in Palgrave, 1926, III, p.304).Kress C-5294.

 

[RICHARDS, Thomas]. XOIPOXAPOGPAFIA: SIVE HOGLANDIÆ DESCRIPTIO… London: 1709. Sm. 8vo, 15pp, incl. orig. wrappers with woodcut of a pig, trimmed and browned, otherwise good. $50. ¶ First Edition of this satire attributed to Thomas Richards (d.1760) of Jesus College in Oxford, being an answer to Muscipula sive Cambro-muo-machia (1709), the most famous work of the Latin poet and classical scholar Edward Holdsworth (1684-1746).

 

RIDLEY, Jasper. LORD PALMERSTON. New York: Dutton, 1971. 8vo, xiii, 688pp, frontispiece, 14 b&w plates. Red cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, overall fine. $15. ¶ First American Edition from the sheets of the London, 1970 edition. A comprehensive biography of the great 19th century British statesman.

 

RIMIUS, Henry. A CANDID NARRATIVE OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE HERRNHUTERS… London: A. Linde, 1753. 8vo, (6), 139, (1), xxxviii, (2)pp. Full calf antique, a.e.g, slight foxing on the first leaves, library-stamp on title, a very good copy. $225. ¶ Probably the first account to be published in England on the Moravian Sect or Unitas Fratrum, their doctrines, dogmas and writings. Originally founded in the 15th century, the sect had a revival in the 18th century in Saxony, where Count Nicolas Ludwig von Zinzendorf permitted remaining members to form a little community at Herrnhut and later became a dedicated member himself. Added is a collection of Moravian hymns. The book is dedicated to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

 

ROBERT, [Louis-Josephe-Marie]. ESSAI SUR LA MEGALANTHROPOGENESIE, ou l’Art de Faire des Enfans d’esprit, qui deviennnent de grands-hommes; suivi des traits physiognomoniques propres a les faire reconnaitre, décrits par Lavater. Paris: Debray & Ant. Bailleul, an X, 1801. 8vo, 240pp. Uncut copy in modern boards. Very good. $375. ¶ First Edition. The author, a doctor, wrote several books on medicine and hot springs. The present work, of an "esprit original," proposes the breeding of exceptional children through the marriage of one exceptional man to a like woman. The author wonders, "what if Frederick the Great had had children with Semiramis?" He discusses the education of these children, their eventual marriages, as well as their physical and moral characteristics. He also suggests embalming them upon their deaths for the edification of the sensual populace. Quérard VIII, p.71. INED 3855. Not in NUC or BLC.

 

ROBERTSON, Colin. COLIN ROBERTSON’S CORRESPONDENCE BOOK, SEPTEMBER 1817 TO SEPTEMBER 1922. Edited with an Introduction by E. E. Rich Assisted by R. Harvey Fleming. London: The Hudson’s Bay Record Society, 1939. Tall 8vo, cxxxi, 372, xi pp, frontispiece. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, very good. $150. ¶ Limited First Edition, no. 241 of a limited edition. "A valuable source for information on the conflict between the Hudson’s Bay and North West [trading] Companies and the negotiations for their union" (OCCHL). At the time, the two companies were in a virtual state of war.

 

ROBINSON, W.W. THE INDIANS OF LOS ANGELES. Story of the Liquidation of a People. Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1952. 8vo, 42, (1), (1 as colophon)pp. Gray cloth, gilt lettered spine, printed label to front board, fine. $85. ¶ First Edition, one of 200 copies designed and printed by Muir Dawson, with composition by Saul and Lillian Marks. With Dawson’s Book Shop subscriber’s receipt laid-in.

 

ROCHLIN, Harriet and Fred. PIONEER JEWS. A New Life in the Far West. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1984. 4to, ix, 243pp, frontispiece, over 200 b&w photographs. Yellow cloth, silver lettered, dustjacket, very fine. $65. ¶ First Edition.

 

(Rodeo). RULES FOR THE RODEO. Printed by Los Angeles Star, 1859. Pasadena: Castle Press, 1960. 8vo, printed in red & black, facsimile tipped-in. Original white wrappers. Faint soiling to covers, nearly fine. $25. ¶ Keepsake printed by Grant Dahlstrom for members of the Roxburghe & Zambrano book-collecting clubs, with a facsimile of the 1859 pamphlet Laws Concerning Rodeos and Defining the Duties of Judges of the Plains, the first separate issue of the "rules."

 

ROLAND, [Marie-Jeanne Philipon]. MÉMOIRS DE MADAME ROLAND, Avec une Notice sur sa Vie, des Notes et des Éclaircissemens historiques par MM. [Saint-Albin] Berville et [Jean-François] Barrière. Paris: Baudouin, 1827. 2 vols, 8vo, (2), lii, 470; (4). 555, (l)pp, 2 frontis. Quarter vellum, marbled boards & endpapers, orig. wrappers laid in. Very good. $325. ¶ Third Edition, printed by Honoré Balzac. The assumed memoirs of Madame Roland, a legendary figure of the French Revolution, were part of Collection des Mémoirs relatifs a la Révolution Française, avec des Notices sur leurs Auteurs et des Éclaircissements historiques, a series of diverse recollections of the major events of the revolutionary days. Mme Roland, a woman of high intelligence and enthusiasm, was the inspirer of the Girondins, much of their policy being hatched in her salon. Her enmity of the Montagnards brought her to the guillotine in 1793. Proudhon attributes her memoirs to one of her close friends, M. Bosc, who had published memoirs under a similar title in 1800. Hanatoux & Vicaire, La Jeunesse de Balzac; Balzac Imprimeur, 431. Querard 111, 446. Ungherini 460.

 

ROSENBAUM, Dr. [Georg August Wilhelm] Julius. THE PLAGUE OF LUST, Being a History of Venereal Disease in Classical Antiquity, and Including: Detailed Investigations into the Cult of Venus, and Phallic Worship, Brothels, the Feminine Disease of the Scythians, Paederastia, and Other Sexual Perversions Amongst the Ancients, as Contributions Towards the Exact Interpretation of their Writings. Translated from the Sixth (Unabridged) German Edition by an Oxford M.A.[?Francis Byrne or Alfred Richard Allinson]. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1901. 2 vols, 8vo, xxxv, (1), 297, (3 as adv.), vi, (1), 342, (1 as colophon)pp. Half velin over patterned boards, gilt lettering to laid-in spine label, gilt decoration to spine, teg, mild soiling, otherwise near fine. $500. ¶ First Edition in English, with G. Legman’s signature to verso of ffep, limited to 500 letterpress-numbered copies (no. 48) on handmade laid paper, of Rosenbaum’s classic, still the definitive text on the subject. An autograph note by G. Legman within this copy attributes the translation to Francis Byrne in conflict with Goodland who asserts Alfred Allinson to have performed the rendering into English. Printed by Dutch master-printer Thieme in 1898, and considered by Legman to be Carrington’s finest-printed book, it was not issued until 1901. Goodland p.526. Rose 4027. Legman, Horn Book, pp.33, 52. Cf. Bullough/Elcano, A Bibliography of Prostitution 2863.

 

ROSENBAUM, Jeanette W. MYER MYERS, GOLDSMITH 1723-1795. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1954. Tall 8vo, 141pp, frontispiece, 30 plates. Quarter black cloth over patterned boards, pale green lettering and device, illus. endpapers, fine. $75. ¶ First Edition. Definitive monograph on the great 18th century American goldsmith, his life and his work.

 

ROTTECK, Carl v. ALLGEMAINE GESCHICHTE vom Anfang der historischen kenntnis bis auf unsere Zeiten für denkende Geschichtsfreunde. Bearbeitet von…Zwölfte unveränderte Original - Auflage. Freiburg im Dreisgau: Herder, 1836. 3 vols, 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf over patterned boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, speckled edges, some rubbing, wear, age-toned throughout, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Von Rotteck, a German politician and historian, was appointed to the chair of history at Freiburg and laid the foundation of his immense popularity by the publication of his great Allgemeine Geschichte (Universal History) in 1813, which together with the works of Schlosser, Gervinus and Hausser helped spread liberal and constitutional views of German history the German bourgeoisie middle class. Twelfth edition, 9 volumes in three, unchanged from the original.

 

ROUS, Francis, younger. ARCHAEOLOGOIAE ATTICAE Libri Tres. Three Bookes of the Attick Antiquities. Containing the Description of the Citties Glory, Government, Division of the People, and the Townes within the Athenian Territories, their Religion, Superstition, Sacrifices, account of their Yeare, as also a full relation of their Judicatories. Oxford: Leonard Lichfield, for Edward Forrest, 1637. 8vo, (8), 149pp. Modern blue cloth, gilt title, library stamp on endpapers. Very good. $225. ¶ First Edition. Rous (1615-ca.1643), son of the Puritan writer of the same name, subsequently expanded the work with Zachary Bogan as Archaeologiae Atticae libri septem, Seven Books of the Attick Antiquities, 1649 and several times reprinted. Madan, Oxford Books, 1637, 18, notes it became a companion volume for school use to Godwin’s Roman Antiquities and Moses and Aaron. STC 21350. Cf. Blackmer 1643.

 

(Rousseau). MONGLOND, André. VIES PRÉROMANTIQUES. Les Deux Dernières Années de Rousseau et les Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire. La Vie Intérieure d’un Conventionnel Disciple de Jean-Jacques. - La Jeunesse sde Sénancour. - Clés d’Adolphe. Paris: Éditions des Presses Françaises, 1925. 8vo, 288, (5)pp, frontispiece. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $40. ¶ First Edition of a charming work on Rousseau’s latter years by Monglond, the bibliographer of the Revolution. Cabeen 2180.

 

(Rousseau). NICOLINI, Fausto. LA SIGNORA D’ÉPINAY e L’ABATE GALIANI. Lettere Inedite (1769-1772). Bari: Gius. Laterza & Figli, 1929. 8vo, 394pp. Orig. printed wrappers. A very good unopened copy. $35. ¶ A volume from the Biblioteca de Cultura Moderna. Louise-Florence, Madame d’Epinay (1726-83) was a distinguished member of the intellectual society of her day, a protectress of Rousseau, a friend of Diderot, for twenty-seven years on intimate terms with Grimm, and after 1769 the correspondent of Galiani. Besides her letters she left an autobiographical romance (published as Mémoires in 1818), giving a vivid picture of the the circle in which she moved, and throwing light on a phase of Rousseau’s career.

 

 

(Rousseau). NOURRISSON, Jean-Fèlix. J.-J. ROUSSEAU ET LE ROUSSEAUISME. Paris: Thorin et Fils, 1903. 8vo, xv, (1), 507, (2)pp. Printed wrappers, ownership stamp on front cover; aoverall light browning, a very nice, unopened copy with an inscription by the author on half-title. $44.

 

(Rousseau). SAUSSURE, Hermine de. ROUSSEAU ET LES MANUSCRITS DES CONFESSIONS. Ouvrage publié avec le concours du Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique. Paris: E. de Boccard, 1958. 8vo, (4), 384, (1)pp, frontispiece. Beige printed wrappers, slight foxing to front cover, otherwise a fine copy but for ink annotation on front flyleaf. $60.

 

(Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot). TORNEZY, A. LA LÉGENDE DE "PHILOSOPHES" VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, DIDEROT. Peints par eux-mèmes. Paris: Perrin, 1911. 8vo, (4), 459, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, foxed, very good. $30.

 

ROUSSET, Lt.-Colonel. HISTOIRE GENERALE GUERRE FRANCO-ALLEMANDE (1870-1871). Nombreuses Illustratioins en Noir et en Couleurs, D’Apres les Tableaux des Plus Célèbres Artistes Contemporains: Batailles, Grands Panoramas, Portraits, Types Militaires Français et Allemands, Monuments Commémoratifs, Cartes et Planches Hors Texte. Paris: Librairie Illustrée, Jules Tallandier, [ca. 1911]. 2 vols, 4to, 507, (1), xv, (1), (8 as T of C)pp, frontispiece, prof. illus., 2 panoramic foldout photoplates at rear, 491, (1)ix, (1), (10 as T of C)pp, frontispiece, prof. illus., 2 panoramic foldout plates. Quarter brown morocco over green cloth boards, gilt and black stamped spine, gilt and blindstamped boards, rubbed spots at spine heads, mild wear, otherwise a clean, bright, very good set $225. ¶ Rousset’s massive study of the Franco-Prussian War, originally published in 1896, is profusely, at times magnificently, illustrated throughout and remains the authoritative reference. Later issued in six octavo volumes, this appears to be the second edition; the Preface indicates that fifteen years have elapsed since the book’s initial publication, forty years since the events described occurred. Quite scarce.

 

ROUZET, Anne. DICTIONNAIRE DES IMPRIMEURS, LIBRAIRES ET EDITEURS DES XVe et XVIe SIECLES DANS LES LIMITES GEOGRAPHIQUES DE LA BELGIQUE ACTUELLE. Nieuwkoop: de Graaf, 1975. 4to, 287pp. Orig. red cloth, gilt, very good. $100. ¶ First Edition.

 

[ROWLANDS or VERSTAGEN, Richard]. A RESTITUTION OF DECAYED INTELLIGENCE: In Antiquities. Concerning the Most Noble and Renowned English Nation. By the Studie and Travell of R.V.… London: John Norton, for Joyce Norton, & Richard Whitaker, 1634. Sm. 4to, (24), 338, (12)pp, 11 copperplate engravings (incl. 1 on title). 20th century quarter calf, marbled boards, some staining to first quire, otherwise very good. $400. ¶ Third edition, first published in Amserdam in 1605. Rowlands’ history summarizes the early invasions of England, the development of its languages, the formation of its surnames and demonstrates Rowlands’ masterly command of Anglo-Saxon. The volume also contains the first account of the Pied Piper of Hamlyn and an account of werewolves. Verses at the front of the volume include one poem by Thomas Shelton, the translator of Don Quixote. Richard Rowlands (alias Verstegen, fl. 1565-1620), English antiquary, was born to a Dutch family named Verstegen that was driven from the Gelderland to England about 1500. A zealous catholic, he refused tests essential to the reception of a degree and left Oxford without one. In addition to his own scholarship, he was a clandestine printer and conveyor of catholic literature and an exceptional engraver. He was one of the first generation of Anglo Saxon scholars and made extensive use of Archbishop Parker’s library. The book is notable as one of the first published Anglo Saxon word lists, pre-dating Somner and Rowlandss grasp of the use of comparative philology in his attempt to ascertain the Continental origins of the first Saxon settlers in England. Cordell Collection V-1STC 21363.

 

RUSSELL, Carl P. FIREARMS, TRAPS & TOOLS OF THE MOUNTAIN MEN. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. 8vo, xv, 448, viii pp, many text illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in very good dj. $75. ¶ First Edition. A guide in pictures and text to the equipment of the trappers and fur traders who opened the Old West from the 1820s to the 1840s.

 

RUSSELL, M[ichael]. POLYNESIA: Or, An Historical Account of the Principal Islands in the South Sea, Including New Zealand… Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1843. 12mo, 440pp, incl. engraved title, folding map. Half calf over marbled boards. Worn, back strip chipped, minute pen-mark to title, front boards detached, otherwise very good. $85. ¶ Second edition, first published a year earlier. Bishop Russell’s purpose was to study "the actual condition of the inhabitants in regard to civilization, commerce, and the arts of social life." An important text, it contains accounts of the Society Islands, the Marquesas, Tonga, the New Hebrides, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, the Hawaiian Islands, and New Zealand. Cf. Hill pp. 263 & 558 for later editions.

 

RUSSELL, William and William Jones. THE HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE: With a View of the Progress of Society, From The Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris in 1763. The Five Volumes in Two. [with] THE HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE: From The Peace of Paris in 1763 to the Death of the Emperor Alexander, of Russia in 1825 (Intended as a Continuation of Dr. Russell’s History) by William Jones. London: Jones and Company, 1827-28. 3 vols, 8vo, xvi, 525, engraved frontispiece and t-p, 1 engraved plate, 571, engrqaved t-p, l, 632pp, engraved t-p. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, onlaid burgundy morocco spine labels, gilt lettered, bookplates, mild foxing to engravings, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Later Edition of Russell, and first edition of Jones’ continuation. William Russell (1741-1793) "achieved his chief reputation as an historian. The first of his works to meet with any success was ‘The History of America, from the first Discovery by Columbus to the Conclusion of the late War,’ 1779. In the same year he issued…the first two volumes of his ‘ History of Modern Europe, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son.’ Three further volumes…appeared in 1784, and the whole work was published in five volumes in 1786." (D.N.B.) Jones continued Russell’s great work through 1825.

 

(Russian art). A WORD ABOUT CZAR IGOR’S REGIMENT & HIS SON SKATISLAVOVICH & GRANDSON OLEG... [Russian Title]. Moscow: Academia Press, 1934. Sm. folio, 49pp, 10 full-page tipped-in color plates within color printed borders, color head-pieces & decorations throughout. Orig. cloth with elaborately designed inset printed on heavy stock. A mint copy in the orig. box which is somewhat worn. $650. ¶ A remarkable example of the superb work done at the Academia press. The illustrations resemble lacquered icons and depict scenes from the reign of the medieval czar.

 

RUXTON, George F. ADVENTURES IN MEXICO and the Rocky Mountains. London: John Murray, 1847. 8vo, viii, 332pp. Contemporary quarter brown calf over marbled boards, bookplates, rubbing, scuffing, front joint repair, otherwise good. $200. ¶ First Edition. The author, a British Army officer, describes his journey through northern Mexico, including the territories of Colorado, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico, on the cusp of the Mexican-American War, and discusses the people, customs and manners, hunting and wildlife, Indians, and geography he encounters, and much more. One of the best-known travel narratives of the era. Flake 7459. Graff 3620. Hill p.264. Howes R553. Rittenhouse 499. Sabin 74501. Wagner-Camp 139.

 

SAGREDO, Giovanni. MEMORIE ISTORICHE DE MONARCHI OTTOMANI. Venetia: Preffo Combi, e la Noù, 1679. 8vo, (12), 829, 1 portrait, head and tail pieces, dec. initials. Contemporary full vellum, contemporary autograph notes to front flyleaf, soiling and wear to boards, spine, otherwise good. $500. ¶ Fourth Edition. Scarce. Cf. Piantanida 625. OCLC notes only the Oxford copy.

 

SALGUES J[acques] B[arthelmy] S. DE PARIS, DES MOEURS, DE LA LITTERATURE ET DE LA PHILOSOPHIE. Paris: J. G. Dentu, 1813. 8vo, viii, 507, (l)pp. Quarter-calf, a little rubbed, marbled boards; very good copy. $85. ¶ Only Edition. A collection of amusing texts on issues of elegant lifestyle compiled by Salgues (1760-1830), one of the principal writers for the Journal de Paris and other major journals of the time. The book contains theater and book reviews; beauty tips and the latest information on fashion and good manners; popular philosophical remarks on happiness, vanity, married life, etc. Not in Quérard.

 

SAMAYOA CHINCHILLA, Carlos. MADRE MILPA Cuentos y Leyendas de Guatemala. Guatemala: Tipografia Nacional, 1950. Thick 8vo, 462pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very good. $35. ¶ First Edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author, signed and dated 1955. The text is a collection of stories and legends of ancient Gautemala. Samoyoa co-wrote a good work on Mayan art with Alfred Kidder. See Griffin 1177.

 

(San Francisco). SAN FRANCISCO TOWN JOURNAL 1847-1848. William A. Leidesdorff, Treasurer. October 7, 1847 to May 2, 1848. San Francisco: From the Collection of Albert Dressler, 1926. Narrow folio, (16), (2 as blank)pp, limitation notice to rear pastedown. Quarter tan calf over patterned boards, tan morocco title label, gilt stamped, rubbed corners, stain to spine, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ Limited Edition of 260 copies numbered and signed by the publisher. A facsimile reprint of the Treasurer of the town of San Francisco’s cash accounts journal-ledger for the eight months under notice; the City’s cash balance forward was $4476.02(!). Rocq 11271.

 

SANFORD, Trent Elwood. THE STORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN MEXICO. New York: W. W. Norton, 1947. 8vo, xviii, 363, (2)pp., illus. Cloth, gilt-embossed design with black ink on upper cover & spine, dust jacket (spine faded, somewhat worn). Good. $30. ¶ First Edition.

 

SANSOVINO, Francesco. GL’ ANNALI OVERO LE VITE DE PRINCIPI ET SIGNORI DELLA CASA OTHOMANA. Ne Quali Si Leggono de Tempi in Tempo Tutte le Guerre Particolarmente Fatte dalla nation de Turchi, in Diverse Prouincie del Mondo Contra i Christiani. Venice: n.p., 1571. 4to, (18), 134 leaves. Contemporary full vellum wrappers, leather ties, raised bands, insignias extra-colored, oily stain at upper inside corner, otherwise good. With the bookplate of Prince Czartoriski. $600. ¶ The Lives of the Princes and Lords of the House of Ottoman, With an Account of the Wars of the Turks, Including Those Against the Christian World. Not in Adams. Sansovino (1521-1583) was primarily noted for his work on Italian Renaissance literature. OCLC lists only one copy in library holdings. Scarce.

 

(Satire). ATHENÆ REDIVIVÆ: or the New ATHENIAN ORACLE… Vol. I, Part I.… London: Larkin, 1704. 8vo, (4), 39pp. Disbound, edges browned, small stain on title, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ The first issue of a short-lived periodical, possibly issued by the noted bookseller John Dunton as a sequel to the Athenian Gazette. The composition is a satire of contemporary morals and politics in the guise of questions traditionally directed at the Athenian Oracle. Not in Halkett & Laing or Foxon. Not in BL under title or periodicals. NUC: Yale (numbers 1-6 only).

 

SAYERS, James. A collection of eighteen etchings, political caricatures, by James Sayers (1748-1823), from the series begun in 1782 published by the two Brethertons, James (fl. 1770-85) and his son Charles (1760-83). This series satirizes Fox, Burke and the opponents of Pitt. "These caricatures have next to no merit as works of art, but were so powerful and direct in their purpose that Fox is said to have declared Sayers’ caricatures did him more harm than all the attacks made on him in parliament or the press" (DNB) The 18 etchings are all signed in the plate with Sayers’ usual "JS" monogram. All measure 7 x 4 1/2 inches (plate size), early printings on laid paper, and in generally fine condition. Complete list on request. $500.

 

SCAMMON, Charles M. THE MARINE MAMMALS OF THE NORTH-WESTERN COAST OF NORTH AMERICA and the American Whale Fishery. Riverside: Manessier, 1969. 4to, xlvi, 319, v as index pp, 27 plates. 3 folding maps to rear pocket. Green cloth, gilt lettering and illus., bookplate, fine. $175. ¶ Facsimile reprint of the 1874 first edition. Writing with authority, Scammon, a whaling captain turned naturalist, here provided what is still the most dramatic, attractive and informative volume on whales, whaling, and seals found off the Pacific Northwest coast of the U.S. The series of lithographs by Britton and Rey well illustrate the species of Cetacea and Pinnipedia in the region, in addition to scenes of the contemporary whaling industry; the text rich with historical data on whaling and whale and seal behavior. Cf. Howes S136; Cowan 570; Wickersham 732; Sabin 77441; Ricks p.192.

 

SCHLIEMANN, Dr. Henry. ILIOS. The City and Country of The Trojans. The Results of Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Troy and Throuoghout the Troad in the Years 1871-71-71-78-79. Including an Autobiography of the Author. With a Preface, Appendices and Notes. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1880. 4to, xvi, 800pp, frontispiece, 1570 woodcut text engravings, and 200 illus., 1 foldout map, 6 foldout plans at rear. Original publisher’s burgundy cloth, richly gilt lettered, illus. and decorated front board, blindstamped rear, wear to head and tail caps, usual sunning to backstrip, otherwise very good. $750. ¶ First American Edition. Schliemann’s second work on Troy describes the researches and excavation works at the site of Troy between 1871-73 and 1878/79. At this time, Schliemann was joined by professional archeologists, Dr. Rudolf Virchow, who was responsible for the preface of this edition, and Emile Burnouf, who contributes to the appendices. In 1873, Schliemann had made crucial discoveries at Troy but was subsequently prevented from excavating by the Turkish authorities. Cf. Blackmer 1499.  

 

SCHLIEMANN, Dr. Henry. TIRYNS. The Prehistoric Palace of the Kings of Tiryns. The Results of the Latest Excavations. The Preface by Professor F. Adler, and Contributions by Dr. Wm. Dörpfeld. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1885. 4to, lxiv, 385pp, foldout frontispiece, 188 woodcuts, 24 chromolithographs, one map, 4 plans. Original publisher’s blue cloth, gilt lettered, illustrated and decorated, teg, wear to head and tail caps, corners, some soiling, otherwise a tight, gilt bright, internally clean very good copy. $600. ¶ First Edition. Schliemann began his excavations at Tiryns in 1884 when he was 62 and world famous after his fabulous excavations at Hissarlik, and found, for the first time, "the outlines of a true Homeric palace…Thanks to Schliemann’s spade the scenes familiar from the Odyssey…were endowed with a new physical reality" (Ceram). Though less successful than his spectacular excavations of Troy, his laying bare of the citadel of Tiryns revealed the first complete Mycenaean palace. Blackmer 1501

 

SCHNEER, Richard James. JUAN DE LA CUESTA First Printer of Don Quixote de la Mancha. A Bibliographic record of his works 1604-1625. University of Alabama Press, (1973). 8vo. Original red cloth, cloth, fine. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry Rowe. ALGIC RESEARCHES, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians. New York: Harper & Bros., 1839. 2 vols, 12mo, 248, 244pp. Modern brown cloth, gilt lettered, foxing, some staining throughout, vol 2 trimmed closer than vol 1, externally near fine, internally good. $750. ¶ First Edition. Ethnologist, explorer, geologist, Indian agent, and Superintendant of Indian Affarirs in Michigan, author Schoolcraft collected these Indian tales and legends - "specimens of an oral imaginative lore among the North American aborigines" (Preface) - which later inspired Longfellow when writing Song of Hiawatha in 1855. Howes S180. Scarce.

 

SCHWEITZER, Albert. THE PROBLEM OF PEACE In the World of Today. Nobel Peace Prize Address. London: Adam & Charles Black, (1955). 8vo, 20pp. Original manilla wrappers. Covers very lightly soiled & some textual annotations & some underlining in red pencil, a very good copy. $20. ¶ Schweitzer received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, November 1954.

 

SCOTT, Hugh Lenox. SOME MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER. New York - London: The Century, 1928. 8vo, xvii, 673pp, frontispiece, 51 b&w plates. Green cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind stamped boards, bookplate, very good. $200. ¶ First Edition, first printing, with contemporary NY Times book review laid-in.

 

SEWEL, William. THE HISTORY OF RISE, INCREASE, AND PROGRESS OF THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS: Intermixed with Several Remarkable Occurrences. Written Originally in Low-Ductch... Third Edition. Philadelphia: Samuel Keimer, 1728. 4to, (12), 694 , (16 index)pp. Contemp. panelled calf, rebacked, gilt morocco label, new endpapers. Signature of Rachel Hudson on flyleaf and of Sarah Moore on title-page. Lightly browning. Very good with first and last blanks intact. $8500. ¶ First American Edition, and the first printing production of Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. The principal work of the Quaker historian, the History was first published in Dutch in 1717 and followed by English translations printed in London in 1722 & 1725. Franklin had opened his printing office in the spring of 1728 and Keimer, in order to speed along the publication of this work, farmed out the last third to Franklin, who printed pp.533 through 694, and the index. And, as Franklin had been employed by Keimer during 1827 and until he set up on his own, he probably also worked on the part which Keimer printed. Curtis Collection p.41. Evans 3104. Hildeburn, A Century of Printing, 350. Miller 1.

 

SHACKELTON, Robert. THE BOOK OF NEW YORK. Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Co., 1920. 8vo, 377pp, 20 b&w illus., dec. initials & tailpieces. Publisher’s original illustrated green cloth, gilt lettered, lacking front free endpaper, hinges starting, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ Later printing, originally issued 1917.

 

SHIRER, William L. BERLIN DIARY. The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-1941. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. 8vo, vi, 605, xxi as index pp.Blue cloth, black lettered, red trimming, a remarkably nice copy, fine in fine dj. $35. ¶ First Printing.

 

SIMMS, Rev. P. Marion. THE BIBLE IN AMERICA. Versions that Have Played Their Part in the Making of the Republic. New York: Wilson-Erickson, 1936. 8vo, xxv, 394pp, illus. Original black cloth stamped in gilt, in a lightly soiled & chipped off-white dust jacket, very good. $80. ¶ First Edition.

 

SIMON, Jules. LE TRAVAIL. Paris: Librairie Internationale, 1866. 8vo, (4), iii, 420, (l)pp. Contemp. quarter sheep, backstrip lettered in gilt. A very good copy. $125. ¶ First Edition. Simon (1814-1896) wrote several works of philosophy and religion, with a social or political inclination. This is one of his better known works and apparently quite scarce. BL lists only the 2nd edition.

 

SKELTON, R.A., Thomas E. Marston and George D. Painter. THE VINLAND MAP AND THE TARTAR RELATION. New Haven & London: Yale Univ. Press, 1965. 4to, xii, 291pp, over 20 b&w plates including copies of manuscripts, maps and diagrams. Red cloth, gilt lettered on dark red faux spine label, dustjacket, near fine in chipped but otherwise good dj. $25. ¶ First Edition.

 

SLEIDANI, Joannis. COMMENTARIO RUM DE STATU RELIGIONIS & REIPUBLICAE, CAROLO QUINTO CAESARE, Libri XXVI. Argentorati: Theodosius Rihelius, [n.d., ca. 1565]. 8vo, (16), 872, (18)pp. Contemporary full vellum, overlapping fore-edges, soiling, otherwise internall clean, very good. $850. ¶ ?Fourth edition of the great chronicle of the Reformation. While studying ancient languages at Liége and associating with the humanists there, Sleidan (1506-1556) adopted anti-papist and soon Protestant ideas. He then joined Cardinal du Bellay in his futile attempts to negotiate an alliance of the German Protestants with the French court. He soon settled in Strassburg and, as he was accustomed to copy all documents relating to the Reformation and had thereby amassed a great collection, he was recommended by Martin Bucer to Philip of Hesse as a candidate for historian of the Reformation. Soon after the heads of the Schmalkalden league agreed to Philip’s proposal, Sleidan finished the first volume of the history. Later, as part of a French embassy to Henry VIII, Sleidan got access to numerous relevant documents in England, and a trip to Philip’s archives in Marburg was rewarded with the discovery of still more material. But Philip’s involvement in the war of the league of Schmalkalden prevented his payment of Sleidan. Sleidan consequently appealed to Edward VI, and received slight assistance from him, but he nevertheless died in poverty, leaving us the most valuable history of the Reformation to this day. Adams 1292. OCLC note 3 copies of this edition.

 

SMITH, George W. and Charles Judah. CHRONICLES OF THE GRINGOS. The U.S. Army in the Mexican War, 1846-1848. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1968). 8vo, xviii, 523pp, 32 b&w plates, 53 text illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $100. ¶ First Edition, with publisher’s review slip laid in.

 

SMITH, Matthew Hale. SUNSHINE AND SHADOW IN NEW YORK. Hartford: J.B. Burr, 1868. 8vo, 718pp, incl. illus. Modern half calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, very good. $150. ¶ An early social commentary on the Great Metropolis. The author, in a most politically incorrect style, gives his opinion on high society, Wall Street, life in the Battery, John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, the art of black-mail, detectives, police, prisons, sailors, the Bowery, Central Park, higher education, gambling houses, lotteries, dance houses, Jews and Catholics and private clubs.

 

SPRAGUE de CAMP, L. THE BRONZE GOD OF RHODES. Garden City: Doubleday, 1960. 8vo, 406pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, near fine in very good dj. $75. ¶ First Edition. Historical novel about one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes, by the master fantasist.

 

(Staël). COPPET & WEIMAR. MADAME DE STAËL ET LA GRANDE-DUCHESSE LOUISE. Paris: Michel Lévy, 1862. 8vo, xxxii, 347, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, spine cracked and repaired with tape. Fair. $20.

 

(Staël). WILSON, R. MacNair. MADAME DE STAËL ET SES AMIS 1766-1817. Paris: Payot, 1934. 8vo, 364, (2)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slight wear to extremities. Very good. $25.

 

[STANHOPE, James, first earl] A MEMORIAL SENT FROM LONDON by the late Earl Stanhope, to the Abbot Vertot at Paris… with the Abbot Vertot’s Answer. London: W. Taylor, J. Pemberton, & E. Symon, 1721. 8vo, 32pp. Modern quarter green morocco, backstrip lettered in gilt, title soiled, otherwise very good, uncut. $125. ¶ First Edition. Stanhope (1673-1721), prominent Whig and General whose capture in Spain ended his army career, remained in politics and was quite influential. This work seems to be his last publication. It was his son Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield, who wrote the famous series of letters to his son.

 

STEICHEN, Edward. THE BLUE GHOST. A Photographic Log and Personal Narrative of the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Lexington in Combat Operation. New York: Harcourt, Brace 1947. 4to, vii, 149, (2)pp, frontispiece, profusely b&w photo-illus. Black cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very good in good dj. $100. ¶ First Edition.

 

(Steinbeck). STEVENSON, Adlai. SPEECHES OF…With a Foreward by John Steinbeck and a Brief Biography of Adlai Stevenson by Debs Myers and Ralph Martin. New York: Random House, (1952). 4to, 128pp. Orig. pictorial wrappers, slightest stain to front wrapper, slight wear to 1 corner, a very good copy. $45. ¶ First Edition. Goldstone & Payne B75.

 

(Steinbeck). STEVENSON, Adlai. SPEECHES OF…With a Foreward by John Steinbeck and a Brief Biography of Adlai Stevenson by Debs Myers and Ralph Martin. New York: Random House, (1952). 4to, 128pp. Orig. pictorial wrappers, a very good copy. $65. ¶ First Edition. Goldstone & Payne B75.

 

[STEPHANIUS, Stephen Hansen, 1599-1650]. DE REGNO DANIAE ET NORWEGIAE Insulisq. Adjacentibus: Justa ac de Holsatia, ducatu Sleswicensi, et Finitimis Provinciis Tractatus Varii. Leiden: Elzevier, 1629. 12mo, eng. title-page, (10), 510, (2)pp. Contemp. full vellum, gilt title and ornaments on spine, blind stamped decorations front and back boards. Damp stain to title and last few quires, otherswise very good. $200. ¶ First Edition (a second edition of the same year is distinguished by having 447 pages). Goldsmid III, p.32. Pieters p.81, 13bis. Rahir 290. Willems 320.

 

STEPHEN, Leslie. ENGLISH LITERATURE AND SOCIETY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Ford Lectures, 1903. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1907. 8vo. Original green cloth stamped in gilt, ownership marks, spine-ends lightly worn, very good. $20. ¶ First American Edition.

 

STEPHENS, H. Morse. RULERS OF INDIA. Albuquerque. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892. 8vo, 222, (17 adv.)pp, frontispiece, 1 tipped-in Portuguese postage stamp commemorating Albuquerque. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, author’s inscription, wear to spine extremes, otherwise nearly very good. $20. ¶ First Edition, a Presentation Copy. The story of Affonso de Albuquerque, early Viceroy of Portuguese India, who dreamed of an European empire on the subcontinent. Sadly, lacks the called for foldout map.

 

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY. Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa. London: Cassell, 1892. 8vo, viii, 322, (2, blank), (16, ads)pp, including frontispiece map. Orig. green cloth., top- & fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Slightest rubbing to spine, signature to front free endpaper, otherwise fine. $125. ¶ First Edition, ads dated "5 G. 5.92" and "5 B 5.92. After booking a lucrative contract with Charles Scribner in 1887, Stevenson, plagued with ill-health, set out for the South Seas and settled in Samoa, an island in which he took a great interest. Soon after publishing this work, he died from a rupture of a blood-vessel and was buried on the island. McKay, 566 (of which this copy is a slight variant, without the fore-edges rough-trimmed). Prideaux 35.

 

STOREY, Samuel. TO THE GOLDEN LAND. Sketches of a Trip to Southern California. Illustrated. London: Walter Scott, 1889. 8vo, (2), vi, (2), (7), 101pp, frontispiece, 27 plates, 1 map. Original publisher’s cloth, gilt lettered and illustrated, light edgewear, some spotting, staining, bookplate with offset, owner’s label, otherwise very good $150. ¶ First Edition of this Englishman’s journey to the U. S., concentrating on his visit to Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, the "Western Riviera," and San Diego with coverage of vineyards, sheep ranching, Chinese laborers, land booms, etc. Cowen p.619.

 

STRACHEY, [Evelyn] John St. Loe. A PROGRAMME FOR PROGRESS. London: Gollancz, 1940. 8vo, 352pp, boards, very good. $35. ¶ First Edition. Strachey (a cousin of Lytton Strachey) was one of the three men who ran the Left Book Club during the thirties and did much to explain socialist ideas in clear terms to the British public. While all the pages are present, those from 320 to the end are out of order with every other page reversed.

 

STRUTT, Joseph. THE SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. Edited by William Hone. London: T.T. & J. Tegg, 1833. 8vo, [vii]-lxvii, (1), 420pp, with 140 engravings in the text. Half calf, marbled boards, gilt decorated spine. Hinges cracked, otherwise very good. $275. ¶ Hone’s fine edition, with a new index, of this classic first issued in 1801. "A useful source book bearing on most aspects of the embryo circus and fair" (Toole Stott). The sheets were remaindered to Tegg, who removed the first four leaves of preliminaries, with accounts for the missing pages. Includes sections on tumbling, jugglers and performing animals. The DNB calls Strutt (1749-1802) the first to present the antiquities of Britain in engravings, a field in which he published extensively. Toole Stott, Circus, 665 (citing this very edition); English Conjuring, 653.

 

 

STRYIENSKI, Casimir. LE DIX-HUITIÈME SIÈCLE. Paris: Hachette, [1933]. 8vo, (4), 375, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $35. ¶ Eleventh edition, of the collection L’histoire de France raconté à tous published under general direction of Funck-Brentano. "Good, straightforward history of France during the 18th Century"(Cabeen). Cabeen 1075 (first ed.).

 

STUKELEY, William. STONEHENGE A Temple Restor’d to the British Druids. London: Printed for W. Innys and R. Manby, 1740. [bound with] ABURY, a Temple of the British Druids, with Some Others, Described. Wherein is a more particular account of the first and patriarchal religion; and of the peopling the British Islands. London: Printed for the Author: and sold by W. Innys, R. Manby…., 1743. 2 vols in one, folio, frontispiece & 75 plates (several 9 folding). 19th century half black morocco, marbled boards, light edge wear, some borwning and spotting, otherwise very good. $1000. ¶ First Edition of this first significant work on Stonehenge, envisioned as part of a series entitled Patriarchal Christianity: or, A Chronological History of the Origen and Progress of true Religion, and of Idolatory, inspired by the author’s researches into stone circles throughout Britain. Stukeley gives detailed physical descriptions of Stonehenge, its surroundings and artefacts found in excavations. He attempts to establish its date, traces the origins of the ancient Britons and the druids, and examines the latter’s religious practices, concluding that they descended from Phoenicians and were "of Abraham’s religion intirely". Believing the druids used magnetic compasses in aligning Stonehenge, Stukeley calculates magnetic variation over time and arrives at a construction of approximately 460BC.

An eccentric antiquary and parson, Stukeley (1687-1765), FRS, and one-time physician, was a close friend of Sir Isaac Newton when young. Renowned for his unusual opinions and unconventional behaviour, he was a freemason and "archdruid," described by one of his closest friends, Warburton, Bishop of Gloucester, as learned and honest, though a strange mixture of "simplicity, drollery, absurdity, ingenuity, superstition and antiquarianism" (Nichols, Literary Anecdotes II, 60). See Stuart Piggott, Wm Stukely, an Eighteenth Century Antiquary, 1950.

 

SURIUS, F. Laurentium. COMMENTARIUS BREVIS RERUM IN ORBE GESTARUM, Ab Anno Salutis M.D. Usque In Annum MDLXVIII Ex Optimus Quibusque Scriporibus Congestus, & nunc Recens Multis Locis Non Parum Auctus & Locupletatus. Coloniae: Geruuinum Calenium & Johannis Quentel, 1568. Tall 12mo in 6s, 548, (28 as index)pp. Later quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, some stains, neat repairs to leaves, contemporary marginalia, rubbing to extremities otherwise good. $650. ¶ Second Edition, originally issued in 1567. Adams 2098. This ed. not in OCLC.

 

SUTTON, Amos. A NARRATIVE OF THE MISSION TO ORISSA, (The Site of the Temple of Jugurnath;) Supported by the New Connexion of General Baptists in England. Boston: David Marks, 1833. 8vo, viii, 424, (1 blank)pp, frontispiece. Later full mottled calf, gilt lettering to black morocco spine label, occas. lt. foxing, mild wear, otherwise a tight, very good+ copy. $200. ¶ First Edition.

 

SUTTON, Denys. FADS & FANCIES. With an Introduction by Kenneth Clark. New York: Wittenborn, (1979). 4to, 240pp, incl. color frontis. & b&w illus. throughout. Orig. black cloth, minor yellowing near fore-edges of leaves, nearly fine; color illustrated dust jacket, very good. $30. ¶ First American Edition. Sutton’s essays on fine & decorative arts collected here originally appeared in the art periodical Apollo. The articles address a wide variety of historical subjects including Empress Josephine’s taste in art, English traveller’s of the 18th century, Paris in the 1890’s, Edith Wharton, et al.

 

(Switzerland). SWITZERLAND. Its Mountains, Valleys, Lakes, and Rivers. With Two Hundred and Fifty Illustrations. London: J. S. Virtue, 1889. 4to, 388pp, 250 b&w illus, head and tail pieces, decorated initials. Contemporary full calf, black morocco spine label, marbled edges, raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, double-fillet borders surrounding blind-tooled borders, gilt arms on front and back, gilt dentelles, prize bookplate, some minor rubbing, wear to spine head, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ New and Revised Edition, from Scribner’s New York, 1879 first edition. With engravings by A. Clos after designs by many artists. Beautifully bound by Relfe Brothers, London. Scarce.

 

TARAKANOFF, Vassili Petrovitch. STATEMENT OF MY CAPTIVITY AMONG THE CALIFORNIANS. Written Down by Ivan Shishkin, & Translated from the Russian by Ivan Petroff, with Notes by Arthur Woodward. Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1953. 8vo, (8), 47, (1 colophon)pp, engraved headpieces, t-p. Illus. gray cloth, red lettered, fine. $75. ¶ First Edition, 200 copies printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press.

 

TEGGART, Frederick J. THEORY OF HISTORY. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1925. 8vo, xix, 231pp. Original black cloth, gilt. Some soiling to covers, ownership marks, very good. $35. ¶ First Edition of the work examining the nature of progress in history.

 

THACKERAY, Francis. RESEARCHES INTO THE ECCLESIASTICAL AND POLITICAL STATE OF ANCIENT BRITAIN UNDER THE ROMAN EMPERORS. With Observations upon… the Christian Religion during the First Five Centuries. London: T. Cadell, 1843. 2 vols, 8vo, (8) xxiv, 235 + (8), 290, (26, index)pp. Contemp. calf, neatly rebacked; Signet Library arms stamped in gilt on covers. Very good. $200. ¶ First Edition. An important historical study published posthumously. The author (1793-1 842) was the uncle of the famous novelist.

 

THOMAS, Lowell. Anton Bruehl, illustrator. MAGIC DIALS. The Story of Radio and Television. New York: Polygraphic Company of America, 1939. 4to, 143pp, b&w & color half-tone photographic reproductions. Original color photo-illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers, extremities a bit worn & spine darkened, very good. $60. ¶ First Edition of this history of broadcasting written for children, featuring Anton’s Bruehls wonderful photographs. White, From Mundane to the Magical, 1180.

 

TIMBS, John & Alexander Gunn. ABBEYS, CASTLES AND ANCIENT HALLS OF ENGLAND AND WALES. Their Legendary Lore and Popular History. Photogravures. Volume I South. London: Frederick Warne, [N.d., ca. 1890]. 8vo, xii, 577pp, frontispiece, 3 b&w photogravures. Green cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, teg, backstrip mildly sunned, some spots and dappling to boards, some mild foxing to free-endpaper versos, otherwise very good+. $50. ¶ Revised Edition, carefully re-edited from the original 186? first issue and "more useful and attractive than before."

 

TIPHAIGNE [de la Roche, Charles François]. ESSAI SUR L’HISTOIRE ŒCONOMIQUE DES MERS OCCIDENTALES DE FRANCE. Paris: Bauche, 1760. 8vo, (8), 300, (4)pp, engraved vignette on title. Contemp. calf, red morocco label, gilt back, early owner’s stamp on endpaper, a very good copy. $750. ¶ Only Edition. This study of the French territorial waters considers its subject from historical, economic, and technical points of view. It is concerned with all aspects of fishing, including plans for improving catches and regulating fishing as a business. The authorship is uncertain. Frere (Bibliographie Normande) attributes it to Tiphaigne (1729-1774), an author known for his utopian writings; but Marx, who wrote a bibliography of Tiphaigne, does not confirm that his subject was the author of this title. NUC classes it with his other works. Higgs (2211) attributes it to Tiphaigne de la Noue. Kress, Bibliographie Agronomique, 5907. Goldsmiths’ 9577. Musset 463.

 

TISSOT, Charles. GEOGRAPHIE COMPAREE DE LA PROVINCE ROMAINE D’AFRIQUE. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1884-1888. 2 vols, 4to, viii, 697, 3 maps incl. 2 foldout, 1 plate, misc. b&w text illus., xxxviii, 868pp, 22 maps. Contemporary half blond calf over marbled boards, gilt lettering to laid-on red and black morocco spine labels, speckled edges, ex libris, bookplates, scuffed corners, edges, some mild rubbing to calf, otherwiose very good. $400. ¶ First Edition, with Salomon Reinach’s accompanying 22-map Atlas de la Province Romaine D’Afrique (1888) bound in at rear of volume two. From the French Ministère de L’Instruction Publique’s Exploration Scientifique de la Tunisie series. Scarce.

 

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. THE OLD REGIME AND THE REVOLUTION. Translated by John Bonner. New York: Harper & Bros., 1856. 8vo, 344pp. Publisher’s original brown cloth, gilt lettered, blindstamped decoration, light wear to extremities, glue offsets to endpapers and free-fly, owner’s stamp, a few spots, otherwise a tight, very good copy. $100. ¶ First U.S. edition in English.

 

TREBUTIEN, Guillaume Stanislas. CAEN Précis de son Histoire, ses Monuments, son Commerce et ses Environs. Guide portatif et complet… Caen: F. Poisson, 1848. 12mo, 136pp. Orig. printed wrappers, stained, otherwise a very good copy. $45. ¶ First Edition of a scarce guide book to the ancient Norman city of Caen. Trebutien, Curator of the Library of the City University of Caen, was a close friend of Barbey d’Aurevilly and edited the works of both Maurice and Eugénie de Guérin. Not in NUC.

 

TURABIAN ARAM. L’ETERNELLE VICTIME DE LA DIPLOMATIE EUROPÉENNE. Paris: Cellon, 1929. 8vo, 283pp. Green cloth, gilt lettered, original wrappers preserved, light wear, owner’s stamp, otherwise very good+. $150. ¶ First Edition. The sorry history of Armenia at the mercy of European diplomacy and The Great Game at the beginning of the 20th century through WWI to the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

 

TURQUAN, Joseph. LES FEMMES DE L’ÉMIGRATION 1789-1815. Paris: Émile-Paul, 1911-12. 2 vols, 8vo, 371, (1); 393, (1)pp. Green library buckram, velin spine labels with gilt lettering. Very good. $125. ¶ Wonderful work on the Royalist women who fled the violence and reprisals of Revolutionary France. Third edition.

 

TWITCHELL, Ralph Emerson. THE HISTORY OF THE MILITARY OCCUPATION OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO From 1846 to 1851 by the Government of the United States Together With Biographical Sketches of Men Prominemnt in the Conduct of the Government During That Period. Denver, CO: Smith-Brooks, 1909. 8vo, 394pp, 65 b&w illus. Brown cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, onlaid color illus., library stamp, mild-light wear to extremities, paperclip impressions to t.p., otherwise near fine. $175. ¶ First Edition. The definitive text on the subject by New Mexico’s leading historian. This copy formerly in the library of the New Mexico Historical Society, of which Twitchell was Vice-President. With notes on a separate leaf by an unknown hand, and two newspaper clippings. Not in Howes.

 

VACHON, Marius. LE CHATEAU DE SAINT-CLOUD. Son incendie en 1870. Inventaire des oeuvres d’art détruites ou sauvées. (L’art francais pendant la guerre de 1870-1871 et la commune III). Paris: A. Quantin, 1880. 8vo, (6), 100, (4)pp, frontispiece & additional plate of 2 etchings each. Half red cloth over marbled boards, spine gilt, Gray’s Inn escutcheon to foot of spine, wrappers intact & bound in. Light general wear, orig. wrappers bound in, unopened, with a Middle Templar’s bookplate to front paste-down & to prelim. blank & with a Gray’s Inn Library bookplate to back paste-down. Very good. $130. ¶ First Edition, limited to 300 copies, of the great historian’s inventory and description of the great art collection at le chateau de Saint-Cloud. This great palace, site of the signing of the capitulation of Paris (1815) and Napoleon III’s reception of the senatusconsult, was seized by the Prussians during their investment of Paris (1870). They burned the palace, and along with it many great works of art perished. NUC cites three copies.

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CORNU, Paul. LE CHATEAU DE BÉARN (ANCIENNE MAISON DE L’ÉLECTEUR) A SAINT-CLOUD. Versailles: Imprimerie Aubert, 1907. 50, (1), frontispiece & 6 plates. ¶ First Edition. The pied-á-terre of Maximilian II Emanuel, also the repository of great masterpieces, suffered the same fate as the palace of Saint-Cloud at hands of the Prussians. This monograph addresses the history of the chateau. NUC cites one copy at Harvard.

 

VALLEE, Oscar de. LES MANIEURS D’ARGENT, Etudes Historiques et Morales et Morales 1720-1857. Paris: Levy Freres, 1857. 8vo, xvii, 323pp. Half morocco. Fine copy. $35. ¶ Second edition, revised and with a new introduction, of a treatise on money-changers; the text recounts the histories of the financial system in France during its span and seems to decry speculation and the instability and corruption it engenders.

 

[VAN DER AA, Pierre]. LES DELICES DE LEIDE, Une des célébres Villes de L’Europe, Qui contiennent une description exacte de son Antiquité, de ses divers Aggrandissemens, de son Academie, de ses Manufactures, de ses Curiosités, & généralement de tout ce qu’il y a de plus dgne à voir. Le tout enrichi de Tailles Douces. Leyden: Pierre van der Aa, 1712. 8vo, (10), 224, (10, index), (42), engraved title, engraved dedication plate & 28 of 31 additional plates called-for in binder’s instructions (many folding or 2-page, some colored by a later hand), title in red & black. Full mottled calf, red calf label, spine tooled in gilt, speckled edges. Joints just cracking, rubber stamp & bookplate to endpapers, signature to title, slight chippng to label, a very good copy. $1000. ¶ Only edition of this beautiful tour guide and history of Leyden, written and published by the geographer and publisher Pierre van der Aa. Van der Aa writes in the preface that he has based his volume on the works of Orlers and van Leeuwen, but has improved their work, expanded on them, added additional plates, has presented his topic in French, rather than Flemmish, and has included many details and curiosities lacking their work. Among the most curious entries in the volume are descriptions of and plates depicting the anatomical theater at the Academy of Sciences, the Academy’s anatomical collection, and the siege of Leyden. The last portion of the volume is a catalogue of books, plates and maps found at the Academy and at other institutions in Leyden.

 

(Versailles.) VERSAILLES. The Chateau & its History in books & pictures. London: The National Book League, 1953. 8vo, 76pp. Green cloth, gilt title. Very good. $50. ¶ Catalogue of an Exhibition, arranged for the National Book League by Desmond Flower.

 

VERTOT, [René Aubert de, abbé]. HISTOIRE DES REVOLUTIONS DES SUEDE, où l’on voit les Changements qui sont arrivés dans ce Royaume au sujet de la réligion et du gouvernement. Stéréotype D’Herhan. Paris: Belin, (and Nicolle), 1812. 8vo, (4), 362pp. Contemp. calf gilt, morocco label, a very good copy. $45. ¶ Third stereotype edition, originally published anonymously in Paris in 1695. A major historical work by the French author known for his Histoire des Révolutions Romaines, a history of the knights of Malta and other historical treatises. 1 copy in NUC (at PPL).

 

VESTAL, Stanley. WARPATH AND COUNCIL FIRE. The Plains Indians’ Struggle for Survival in War and Diplomacy 1851-1891. New York: Random House, (1948). 8vo, xiv, 338pp, frontispiece, 9 b&w photo-illus., 8 maps. Green cloth, gilt lettering to brown stamped spine label, dust jacket, very good+ in chipped dj. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

VIGNY, Alfred de. CINQ MARS ou Une Conjuration Sous Louis XIII. Notes et Éclaircissements de M. Fernand Baldensperger. Paris: Louis Conard, [ca. 1918]. 8vo, xiii, (2), 560pp. Quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled spine, title in gilt; orig. wrappers bound in. Very nice. $45. ¶ From the Oeuvre Completes 1904-22.

 

VILLARS, P. ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & IRELAND. A Picturesque Survey of the United Kingdom and its Institutions. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1887. 4to, (4), xiv, (2), 154, (6 index), (4)pp, illustrated. Vellum, gilt ruled, spine gilt with morocco label, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Bookplates and inscription. $150.

 

VILLEMAIN, M. COURS DE LITTÉRATURE FRANÇAISE. Paris: Didier, 1841. 4 vols, 8vo, (4), 432pp.; 401pp.; 484pp; 448pp. Uniformly bound in quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt titles on spine. Light wear to extremities of all volumes; front joint of volume II starting but sound; head of spine to volume III chipped; scattered foxing throughout, some signatures evenly browned. Very good. $100. ¶ First and second volumes contain "leçons" on literature of the Middle Ages in France, Italy, Spain and England; third and fourth volumes discuss literature of the eighteenth century.

 

VILLERMONT, Le Comte Charles de. LES RUPELMONDE A VERSAILLES 1685-1784. Paris: Perrin, 1905. 8vo, (4), II, II, 334 (1)pp. Three-quarters cloth over marbled boards, gilt letter on morocco spine label. Interior evenly browned. Very good. $35.

 

VISHNIAC, Roman. A VANISHED WORLD. With a Forword by Elie Wiesel. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991 Sq 4to, unpaginated, 200 b&w photo-illus. Brown paper boards, gilt lettering, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $75. ¶ First Edition. The photographer’s classic documentary photo-essay of the Jews of Eastern Europe’s cities and shtetls during the five years prior to World War II and their near extermination by the Nazis. Third printing.

 

VOLNEY, M. [Constantine François comte de, pseud of Constantine-François Chasseboeuf]. THE RUINS: OR A SURVEY OF THE REVOLUTIONS OF EMPIRES. To Which is Added, The Law of Nature. London: Edward Edwards, 1822. 8vo, vi, 45, xiipp, frontis., 2 large folding plates, 404pp. Orig. worn gray paper boards, label, spine worn. $150. ¶ First printed in 1791, this celebrated work by the French scholar & politician Volney (1757-1800) on the origin and growth of social, political, and religious institutions, written in a picturesque and philosophical manner, suggested to Shelley the plan for Queen Mab, and also influenced Alastor and The Revolt of Islam. Mary Shelley refers to this work in Frankenstein. The Ruins were also an inspiration for Ozymandias. Later edition, first published in 1791; includes two large folding plates, one a map of Europe, Africa and Asia, the other entitled "A View of the Astrological Heaven of the Ancients to Explain the Mysteries of Persian, Jewish and Christian Religions." NUC notes 3 copies of this edition.

 

VOLTAIRE, [F.M.A. de]. BESUCH EINER ALLGEMEINEN WELTGESCHICHTE, Morinnen Zugleich die Gitten und Das Eigene Derer Volferschaften van Carln dem Groken an, bis auf Unsere Zeiten Beschrieben werden. Aus Dem Franzesischen des Herrn ven Voltaire. Dresden und Leipzig: In der Waltherischen Buchhandlung, 1760. 4 vols, 8vo, (6), 647, frontispiece, (8), 622, (8), 607, (6), 520pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt lettered on black morocco spine label, gilt decorated spine, wear to extremities, toning to text blocks throughout, otherwsie good. $500. ¶ ?First Edition in German of Voltaire’s world history. Not in OCLC.

 

VOLTAIRE, [François Marie Arouet de]. LE SIÈCLE DE LOUIS XIV Par Voltaire. Préface et notes par René Groos. Paris: Garnier Frères, 1929. 2 vols, 8vo, xv, 403, (2); 420pp. Orig. printed wrappers, many leaves unopened. Very good. $50. ¶ Limited to 500 numbered copies.

 

(Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau). COLLINS, J. Churton. VOLTAIRE, MONTESQUIEU AND ROUSSEAU IN ENGLAND. London: Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1908. 8vo, viii, (2), 292pp, frontisportrait. Blue cloth, gilt lettering. Signature to endpaper, ownership stamp to title, miscellaneous notations to endpapers and throughout text, slight wear to extremities. Very good. $35. ¶ First Edition. "Readable account of Voltaire’s experiences in England, based in part on new documents." Cabeen 3098.

 

WAKEFIELD, A. M. CARTMEL PRIORY AND SKETCHES OF NORTH LONSDALE. Grange-over-Sands: H. T. Mason, 1909. 8vo, (12), 81, (2 as adv.)pp, foldout frontispiece, 59 b&w photo-illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, gilt ruled borders, teg, occasional mild foxing, otherwise near fine. $40. ¶ First Edition.

 

[WALKER, Clement]. Theodorus Verax. RELATIONS AND OBSERVATIONS, HISTORICALL AND POLITICK, UPON THE PARLIAMENT BEGUN ANNO DOM. 1640. [London]: Printed in the Year, 1650. 8vo, (6), 161, (13), 264, (2), 71 pp. Old calf rubbed at joints and edges, leather spine label, light dampstain to the margins of a few leaves, trimmed, affecting imprint and catchwords throughout, otherwise very good. $850. ¶ Clement Walker (d.1651) wrote several works on the civil war, sometimes under the pseudonym of Theodorus Verax. Wing W-334C.

 

WALKER, J[ohn] and C[harles]. WESTMORLAND. [London]: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, 1841. Map: folds out to 16.1/4 x 13.1/2 inches, lithographed on paper, backed with cloth, partly hand-colored. Bound in 12mo cloth covered boards, printed paper label on upper cover, map mounted on verso of rear cover, printed information on front paste-down leaf. Binding a little rubbed, map slightly browned & stained on verso, but very good. $75. ¶ The front paste-down leaf contains statistical tables and information, and tables of distances in miles. See: Chubb p.332.

 

WALLACE, Frederick William. WOODEN SHIPS AND IRON MEN. The Story of the Square-Rigged Merchant Marine of British North America, the Ships, Their Builders and Owners, and the Men Who Sailed Them. Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings. New York: George Sully, n..d, [1924]. 8vo, xviii, 337, (3 ads)pp, frontispiece, 35 illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, blindstamped vignette, some wear to spine head and foot, dappling, some foxing throughout, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ First American Edition, with cancel title from the London, Hodder and Stoughton, first edition of the same year.

 

WALPOLE, Horace. MEMOIRES OF THE LAST TEN YEARS OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE SECOND… from the Original Mss. London: John Murray, 1822. Large 4to, 2 vols, li, (3), 536pp, portrait frontispiece & 4 engravings by Richard Bentley; xi, (3), 536, (8)pp, frontispiece & 5 engravings by Bentley and others. Orig. gray-brown boards, paper labels. Boards & labels rubbed, hinges tender, extremities chipped, light occasional foxing to text, still very good set with generous margins (12-3/4 x 9-3/4 in.). $650. ¶ First Edition of the first two volumes of Walpole’s Memoirs of the Reigns of George II and George III, published from 1822 to 1859. These are possibly large paper copies, although Hazen states, "Copies are occasionally described as on large paper, but since the advertisement says nothing about such copies and since I have never been able to find any, I think none were printed."

The manuscripts of this work, the first of Walpole’s to be published posthumously, were left in a locked chest which was not to be opened, his will stated, until his death. The uncomplimentary nature of many of the judgements in the Memoirs is certainly the reason for his extreme deferral in publishing them. So we read in the Postscript, "…I am aware that more will be offended at the liberty I have taken in painting men as they are; and that many, from private connections of party and family, will dislike meeting such unflattered portraits of their heroes or their relations."

Richard Bentley (1708-1782) was the child of the famous classics scholar of the same name and was the designer of much of the architecture of Walpole’s Gothic castle at Strawberry Hill. Hazen 32.

 

(Washington, George). WASHINGTON AT VALLEY FORGE Together With the Duché Correspondence. Philadelphia: J. M. Butler, 1858. 8vo, 91pp, frontispiece, 3 engravings. Original publisher’s brown cloth, blocked in blind, bookplate, occasional mild foxing, a very good, tight copy. $350. ¶ First Edition, Presentation Copy From the Publisher. Laid-in is a portrait of Washington with a facsimile letter of its authentication. The hardships of the Continental Army encamped at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78 are well-known; the present volume presents the circumstances with heartrending pathos and passionate glory. Jacob Duché, an Episcopal clergyman, is remembered for his stirring prayers at the first session of the Continental Congress, September 5, 1774. Extremely scarce, unrecorded in any of the standard references, and not located in NUC.

 

(Washington, George). BAKER, William Spohn. WASHINGTON AFTER THE REVOLUTION MDCCLXXXIV - MDCCXCIX Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1898. 8vo, 416pp. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, raised bands, gilt orn., teg, bookplate, lightly worn corners, a bit of rubbing, otherwise near fine. $150. ¶ First Edition. Howes B-53. Gephart, Revolutionary America 14674.

 

(Washington, George). BANCROFT, Aaron. THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the American Army, Throughout the Revolutionary War; and the First President of the United States. Boston: T. Bedlington, 1826. 2 vols, 12mo, 223, 218pp, extra engraved t-ps, frontispieces. Early 20th cent. half black morocco over lilac patterned boards, gilt lettered spine, raised bands, gilt orn., teg, some foxing to first few leaves, very good. $200. ¶ Second Edition, originally issued in 1807 under the title An Essay on George Washington. Howes B86. Sabin 3097.  

 

(WASHINGTON, George). FITZPATRICK, John C. GEORGE WASHINGTON Colonial Traveller 1732-1775. By…Editor of the Washington Diaries. With a Map by the Author. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1927. 8vo, xvi, (4), 416pp, frontispiece map. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, light wear to extremities, bookseller’s label, otherwise very good. $50. ¶ First Edition. "A compilation of extracts from Washington’s diary, account books, letters, and other papers arranged chronologically with editorial notes" (Gephart). Gephart, Revolutionary America, 14674.

 

(WASHINGTON, George). FITZPATRICK, John C. (ed.). THE DIARIES OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1748-1799. Edited by… Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1925. 4 vols, xvii, 454, frontis., 460, frontis., 457, frontis., 449pp, frontispiece. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, gilt device, teg, occasional bookmark offsets to leaves, some mild foxing to pastedowns, bookplates, bookseller’s labels, lt. wear, some minor spotting, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Regent’s Edition, published for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union, of Washington’s complete diaries. Gephart, Revolutionary America 14674; Howes W131.

 

(WASHINGTON, George). Hamilton, Stanislaus (ed.). LETTERS TO WASHINGTON and Accompanying Papers. Published by The Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Edited by… Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1898-1902. 5 vols, ea. with frontispiece. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, gilt device, teg, mild-lt. wear to extremities, a few bookmark offsets, occasional pencilings, otherwise very good+. $175. ¶ First Edition. Gephart, Revolutionary America, 14674.

 

WEBER, Eva. ART DECO IN AMERICA. New York: Exeter, 1985. 4to, 192pp, profusely ilustrated in b&w and color. Grey paper boards, silver lettered, dust jacket, mild edgewear, light soiling to dj, otherwise very good. $50. ¶ Reprint, 1987. A comprehensive survey of the American manifestations of the Art Deco movement, including architecture, furniture and interior design, the decorative arts, graphic and industrial design, the New Deal art programs, and the expositions of the period.

 

WEBER, Eva. ART DECO IN AMERICA. New York: Exeter, 1985. 4to, 192pp, profusely ilustrated in b&w and color. Grey cloth, silver lettered, dust jacket, grey and white patterned endpapers, mild edgewear, near fine.. $50. ¶ First Exeter Edition. A comprehensive survey of the American manifestations of the Art Deco movement, including architecture, furniture and interior design, the decorative arts, graphic and industrial design, the New Deal art programs, and the expositions of the period.

 

WEINSHENKER, Anne Betty. FALCONET: HIS WRITINGS AND HIS FRIEND DIDEROT. Genève: Librairie Droz, 1966. 8vo, x, 139, (3)pp, 16 plates bound at back. Printed wrappers, very slight foxing to both covers and edges, otherwise very good. $35.

 

WENDT, Lloyd and Herman Kogan. LORDS OF THE LEVEE. The Story of Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink. Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1943. 8vo, 384pp, frontispiece, 16 b&w plates. Red cloth, gilt lettered, dustjacket, very good in fair+ dj. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

[WESTMONASTERIENSIS, Matthæus]. ELEGANS, ILLUSTRIS,… A MUNDI EXORDIO AD ANNUM DOMINI NARRATIO… FLORES HISTORIARUM… [London: R. Jugge], 1567. Large 4to, (2), 339, (1, blank), 227, (1, blank)pp, title within woodcut border. Later brown calf, red morocco labels. Back & joints rubbed, some underlining, several marginalia, very good. $1500. ¶ First Edition of the Flores Historiarum, a bizarre chronicle that begins with creation and continues through 1307. The work focuses on the "Flowers" (or "Highlights") of history, which, in the manner of Matthew Paris’s chronicles, comes to mean more than events in England. The work was printed at the instigation of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, mostly from a MS now at Eton College, though a portion of the entry for 1307 was taken from Trivet’s Annales. The author’s name, Matthew Westminster, is imaginary, though it is affixed to the earliest manuscripts of the Flores. The extent of the name’s authenticity, first seriously questioned by Sir Francis Palgrave in 1826 (calling Westminster "a phantom who never existed"), was conclusively settled in 1890 with the publication of Luard’s edition of the work, in which he brilliantly argued from internal evidence that the name Matthew Westminster was fictitious and that the Flores was compiled and composed by a number of writers at St. Albans and Westminster. This first edition, the basis of the second (1570) and other editions, to which later material by still other writers would be added, is extremely rare. Brunet III, 1537. Graesse IV, 445. STC 17652. NUC cites one copy at Michigan.

 

WHATLEY, Robert. A LETTER TO THE LORDS AND COMMONS OF GREAT BRITAIN in Parliament Assembled; Containing, A State of the Cause between the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole and Mr. Whatley, as It now lies at issue… London: the Author, 1742. 8vo, (2), 53, (4)pp. Modern brown quarter morocco, backstrip lettered in gilt, a fine well-margined copy. $125. ¶ First Edition. Whatley here presents his case against Walpole, based on an old agreement between their families to maintain mutually beneficial sinecures, which practice Walpole dropped to the detriment of Whatley.

 

WHITE, Michael C. White. CALIFORNIA ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1828 By… Written by Thom. Savage for the Bancroft Library 1877. Introduction & Notes by Glen Dawson. Illustrations by Clarence Ellsworth. Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1956. 8vo, 93, (1 as colophon)pp, frontispiece, headpieces, 1 color plate, 1 foldout map. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered spine, illustrated endpapers, mild sunning to spine, otherwise fine. $65. ¶ First Edition, limited to 300 copies printed by Paul D. Bailey at Westernlore Press, Los Angeles. Pioneer Southern Californian White’s reminiscences as dictated to Thomas Savage. Adams, Six Guns 2380.

 

WHITE, [Rev.] Gilbert. A NATURALIST’S CALENDAR, With Observations in Various Branches of Natural History; Extracted From the Papers of the Late…Never Before Published. London: Printed for B. and J. White, 1795. 8vo, iv, [5]-170, (6)pp, 1 hand-colored plate. 19th century quarter cloth over patterned boards, paper spine label, untrimmed, wear to boards, otherwise a near very good copy. $650. ¶ First Edition. The British naturalist and "man of genius" (Martin), Gilbert White (1720-1793) spent much of his time in the quiet study of his beloved subject, nature. The substance of White’s calendar observations, made during his many years of country walks, was originally incorporated into his reknowned Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, 1789. At his death, his manuscripts and notes became the property of his brother, the bookseller and publisher, Benjamin White, and in 1795 Dr. J. Aiken, a fellow naturalist, "prepared and extracted therefrom the Naturalist’s Calendar which White had prepared, and added thereto from White’s papers a selection of ‘Observations on Various Parts of Nature’" (Martin). "From its depth of observation, and the diversity of subjects dealt with, the minute details which characterize the observations, and the well-reasoned conclusions to which the author arrives, it could not fail, even now, to make a lasting impression on the natural history literature of the day" (Martin). Rare. Martin, Bibliography of Gilbert White, p.98.

 

WHITE, Stewart Edward. GOLD. THE GRAY DAWN. THE ROSE DAWN. New York: Doubleday, 1913, 1915, & 1920. 3 vols, 8vo, bound in gold, gray, and terracotta cloth respectively. Rose Dawn with collector Herbert Evans’ bookplate, 2 vols with owners inscriptions. Very good set. $350. ¶ First Editions of White’s important trilogy of California in the years after the conquest. Merle Johnson included it among his 1929 High Spots of American Literature. Baird & Greenwood 2585, 2586, & 2592. Cowan p.680. Powell, Land of Fiction, 7.

 

WHITFORD, William Clarke. COLORADO VOLUNTEERS IN THE CIVIL WAR. The New Mexico Campaign in 1862. Illustrated. Denver: State Historical and Natural History Society, 1906. 8vo, 159, frontispiece, 57 illus. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, a bit loose in binding, cocked gatherings, good. $75. ¶ First Edition. Howes W378. Rittenhouse 642.

 

WIESENER, Louis. LE RÉGENT L’ABBÉ DUBOIS ET LES ANGLAIS. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1891. 8vo, xii, 548pp., (1) errata leaf. Calf with gilt coat-of-arms of Christ’s Church of Oxford on upper cover, raised bands and floral gilt compartment designs, morocco spine labels with gilt letter, extremities gilt-stamped & dentelles in blind. Lightly rubbed overall. $50.

 

WILBUR, Marguerite Eyer (ed.).

VANCOUVER IN CALIFORNIA 1792-1994. The Original Account of George Vancouver. Edited and Annotated by… Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1953. 3 vols, 16 b&w maps and illus. Green cloth, gilt lettered spine, hint of wear to extremities, otherwise fine. $120. ¶ First Edition.

 

WILHELM II, Kaiser. EREIGNISSE UND GESTALTEN aud den Jahren 1878-1918. Leipzig: K.F. Koehler, 1922. 8vo, (8), 309, (3), frontisportrait. Orig. boards, cloth shelfback. Dustsoiling to boards, text clean, very good. $35. ¶ First Edition of these portions of Kaiser Wilhelm’s memoirs. Herein the Kaiser recalls his assertion of the divine mission of the house of Hohenzollern to rule, his dismissal of Bismarck, his encouragement of the development with Admiral von Tirpitz of the German fleet, his struggle with socialists, his friendship with President Kruger of South Africa, his seizure of land in China, his opposition to the policies of Caprivi, Hohenlowe, and von Bulöw, his siding with Austria-Hungary in the Serbian crisis, his loss of control over the German fronts in the First World War, and finally his abdication. Most interesting are chapters XIV and XV, in which the Kaiser discusses the questions both of the responsibility for the war and of Germany’s future.

 

WILLEY, Basil. THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BACKGROUND. Studies on the Idea of Nature in the Thought of the Period. London: Chatto & Windus, 1959. 8vo.Original red cloth in lightly foxed & chipped dust jacket, very good. $20. ¶ Continuation of the author’s work, Seventeenth Century Backround. Reprint.

 

WILSON, Edmund. THE AMERICAN EARTHQUAKE. A Documentary of the Twenties and Thirties. Garden City: Doubleday Anchor, 1958. 8vo, 576pp. Gray cloth, gilt letering to red stamped spine label, red stamped vignette, dust jacket, very good in fair dj. $85. ¶ First Edition, Inscribed by the Author.

 

WILSON, Thomas. ARROWHEADS, SPEARHEADS, AND KNIVES OF PREHISTORIC TIMES. Washington: Smithsonian Institute, 1897. 8vo, 811-988pp, 65 b&w plates. Quarter red cloth over patterned boards, gilt lettering, marbled edges, light wear, very good. $125. ¶ First Edition. From the report of the U.S. National Museum, 1897.

 

WOLFF, John E. ROUTE OF THE MANLY PARTY OF 1849-50 IN LEAVING DEATH VALLEY FOR THE COAST. N.p [Santa Barbara]: n.p. [Pacific Coast Publ.], n.d. [1931]. 8vo, 29pp, 12 b&w photo-illus., 1 map. Quarter black cloth over gray boards, black lettered, some sunning to board perimeters, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ First Edition.

 

WOODBURY, Augustus. A NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE FIRST RHODE ISLAND REGIMENT In The Spring and Summer of 1861. Illustrated with a Portrait and Map. Providence: Sidney S. Rider, 1862. 12mo, 260, frontispiece, map. Publisher’s original brown cloth, blocked in blind, gilt lettered spine, light wear to extremities, one slightly sprung signature, otherwise very good. $175. ¶ First Edition, written by the regimental chaplain. Nevins 181; Dornbush 86; Nicholson 943.

 

WOOTEN, John Morgan. A HISTORY OF BRADLEY COUNTY. [Cleveand, TN]: Bradley County Post 81, 1949. 8vo, 323pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, very good. $100. ¶ First Edition, From the estate of UCLA historian Lynn T. White, whose family had roots in Bradley County, Tennessee, and who has made brief notes on the front endpapers. Scarce.

 

(Works Progress Administration). WEBB, John N. and Malcom Brown; John Webb; Rebecca Fanham and Irene Link. MIGRANT FAMILIES [with] The Migratory-Casual Worker [with] EFFECTS OF THE WORKS PROGRAM ON RURAL RELIEF. Washington, D. C.: US Government Printing Office, 1937-1938. 3 vols, xx, 192, xix, 128, xxiv, 115pp. Gray wrappers, black lettered and illus., some light wear, soiling, owner’s signature.otherwise very good. $200. ¶ First Editions of WPA research monograph nos. VII, XIII, and XVIII.

 

WRIGHT, Richard. 12 MILLION BLACK VOICES. A Folk History of the Negro in the United States. Text by…Photo-Direction by Edwin Rosskam. New York: Viking, 1941. Tall 8vo, 152pp, photo-illus. t-p, 86 b&w photo-illus. Tan buckram, dust jacket, fine in fair dj. $250. ¶ First Edition. The classic social history of Afro-Americans in the U. S., written by the acclaimed author of Native Son. With photos by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Russell Lee, Jack Delano, etc.

 

WRIGHT, Thomas, editor. THE ARCHÆOLOGICAL ALBUM; or, Museum of National Antiquities. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Sm. 4to, viii, 231pp, chromolithographic title, 27 engraved plates (some in color), & numerous illustrations in the text. Orig. green cloth, gilt & stamped in blind, backstrip lettered in gilt, fragments of old library paper labels at head & foot, slightly shaken, otherwise quite a good copy. $150. ¶ First Edition. The illustrations are by F.W. Fairholt; 5 of the plates are colored. The text reviews the meeting, perhaps inaugural, of the British Archæological Association which had just been founded & describes some preliminary excursions. Wright (1810-1877), indefatigable antiquary and explorer, edited and published an inordinate number of books and papers on a startling variety of subjects. His long association with the illustrator Fairholt "led Wright to produce in partnership with him an interesting series of illustrated volumes" (DNB).

 

WYETH, Joseph. ANGUIS FLAGELLATUS: Or a Switch for the Snake. Being an Answer to the Third and Last Edition of the Snake in the Grass. Wherein that Author’s Injustice and Falshood, both in Quotation and Story, are Discover’d and Obviated. London: T. Sowle, 1699. 8vo, (18), 548pp. Old panelled calf. Very good. $250. ¶ First Edition of the Quaker writer’s best-known work, including a supplement by George Whitehead, to whose "Antidote against the Venom of the Snake in the Grass" Wyeth had also written what he calls "An Appendix" entitled "Primitve Christianity" 1698. Of all the attacks upon early quakerism, Leslie’s "Snake in the Grass" was the most reasoned, and it provoked the greatest number of replies. Wyeth (1663-1731). Wing 3754. Smith II, 965.

 

YOST, Nellie Snyder. MEDICINE LODGE. The Story of a Kansas Frontier Town. Introduction by Don Russell. Chicago: Sage Books/ Swallow Press, (1970). 8vo, xiv, 237pp, 31 b&w illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $60. ¶ First Edition, first printing.

 

YOUNGHUSBAND, Francis. KASHMIR... Painted by E. Molyneux. London: Black, 1911. 8vo, Orig. decorative cloth, very good. $125. ¶ Yakushi Y11.

 

YRIARTE, Charles. VENICE. Iis History - Art - Industries and Modern Life. Translated from the French by F. J. Sitwell. Illustrated. Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates, 1896. 8vo, 449pp, frontispiece, 27 photogravures, 1 color foldout map at rear with 1 panel detached. Full calf, morocco spine label gilt lettered, gilt ornamentation, French fillets, gilt corner ornaments, aeg, inside dentelles, ruled edges, raised bands, some sunning, joints a little rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. $100. ¶ First American Edition, originally published in London, 1880. Rare; not in NUC.

 

ZABRISKIE, George A. PERRY’S EXPEDITION TO JAPAN 1853-1854. Ormond Beach: The Doldrums, 1951. 8vo, 26pp, frontispiece, t-p vignette, 14 b&w illus. Red cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, very fine. $85. ¶ First Edition, limited to 750 copies, signed by the author, based upon an article originally appearing in the journal of the New York Historical Society, and produced as a Christmas gift to friends. Scarce.

 

ZACCONE, Pierre. HISTOIRE DES BAGNES Depuis Leur Création Jusqu’a nos Jours. Brest, Toulon, Rochefort, Lorient, Cayenne, Nouvelle-Calédonie. Paris: Victor Bunel, 1870. 2 tomes in one 1vol, 4to, 566, 464pp, frontispiece, many text engravings throughout. Contemporary quarter green diced calf over green marbled boards, gilt lettering, gilt dec. to spine, some rubbing, edgewear, occasional light foxing, otherwise very good. $300. ¶ First Edition. Includes a glossary of French prison argot and slang. Extremely scarce; not in OCLC.

 

ZACCONE, Pierre. HISTOIRE DES BAGNES Depuis Leur Création Jusqu’a nos Jours. Brest, Toulon, Rochefort, Lorient, Cayenne, Nouvelle-Calédonie. Paris: Victor Bunel, 1870. 2 tomes in one 1vol, 4to, 566, 464pp, frontispiece, many text engravings throughout. Contemporary quarter green diced calf over green marbled boards, gilt lettering, gilt dec. to spine, some rubbing, edgewear, occasional light foxing, otherwise very good. $300. ¶ First Edition. Includes a glossary of French prison argot and slang. Extremely scarce; not in OCLC.

 

ZANE, John Maxcy. THE GRANDEUR THAT WAS ROME Chicago: Caxton Club, 1927. Sm 8vo, 76, (1 as colophon)pp. Quarter calf over gray boards, gilt lettered spine, teg, fine. $50. ¶ First Edition of Zane’s essay, limited to 300 copies beautifully printed on gray handmade paper with titlepage in black and red by Carl Purington Rollins at the Yale University Press.

 

ZUNZ, Dr. NAMEN DER JUDEN. Eine Geschichtliche Untersuchung. Leipzig: L. Fort, 1837. 8vo, 125pp. Printed wrappers, lacks rear wrapper (fragment inlaid), good. $200. ¶ First Edition of a historical investigation of Jewish names.