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  • El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la: Cervantes Saavedra (Miguel

    Cervantes Saavedra (Miguel de)

    Publicado por Roger Velpius (1607)

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    Vendedor: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA (Oxford, Reino Unido)

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    Descripción: woodcut initials and ornaments, paper-flaw at lower outer corner of L2 (no loss to text), a bit of ink staining on R4r, occasional light browning, a few mild damp-stains in the margins, ?wax stain on front fly-leaf affecting the title-page slightly, pp. [xxiv], 592, [8], 8vo, contemporary calf, double gilt fillets on sides, arms (unidentified: Franco-Belgian?) blocked in gilt to both covers, that on the upper cover with a little loss of gilt, that on the lower good and bright, flat spine with a border of double gilt fillets, headcaps defective, cracking to joints, rear endpapers sometime renewed (not, apparently, very recently) preserved in a fine red morocco backed folding box by Trevor Lloyd. Rare, especially in commerce. A complete copy in a fine contemporary binding of the first Brussels (first extra-Iberian) edition of the novel "which is to Spanish literature what Shakespeare is to English" (Bloom). Ruiz notes that this edition was the most finely printed of the early versions to date. Don Quixote won immediate fame when first printed in 1605 for its "variety, liveliness, and gibes at the famous. "Its subdued pathos and universal humanity have assured it a place as "one of those universal works which are read by all ages at all times" (PMM). It quickly went through numerous editions,and translations. This edition is the seventh overall - all early editions are rare. Velpius's edition, which introduced the text to Northern Europe, is based on Cuesta's second of 1605, with many misprints and other textual infelicities corrected, and itself 'corregido con cuidado' (Palau). RBH and ABPC record only 3 other copies at auction in the last 30 years. In Maggs's 1927 catalogue a copy in a Zaehnsdorf binding (with the second part) was priced £52 10s. The second part, which Cervantes wrote in response to spurious sequels, appeared 10 years later. The arms feature as 'unidentified' at the end of vol. 15 of 'Manuel de l'Amateur de Reliures Armoriées Françaises' (with thanks to Dr Sara Trevisan pointing us there). (CCPB000042471-4; Palau 51981; Ruiz 7; USTC 5039050; cf. PMM 111). Nº de ref. del artículo: 64375

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  • Libro utillissimo et molto necessario di varii: Italian military manuscript].

    Italian military manuscript].

    Publicado por Italy, before 1581. (1581)

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    Vendedor: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH (Vienna, A, Austria)

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    Descripción: Small folio (210 x 277 mm). Title, (14) ff. of contents, 187 numbered ff. (a total of 202 ff.) with 60 coloured illustrations (mainly full-page, 7 on large folding sheets). Italian manuscript on paper (watermark: a bird on 3 hillocks, Briquet 12,250 [ca. 1566-1583]). 16th century red morocco (possibly German) with gilt-stamped border fillets, cornerpieces and centrepiece (dated "1581" on upper cover), lacking ties. All edges gilt. Stored in modern slipcase. An unusual and attractive Italian Renaissance manuscript on the art of war, lavishly illustrated in colour and in a sumptuous contemporary binding. The text comprises eight chapters dealing with the duties of the captain, making gunpowder, siege-breaking devices, the deployment through artillery of artificial fire, smoke and poisonous fumes, the use of cannons, ballistics and artillerymen, and the logistics and practice of moving artillery and cavalry. - The title of the first chapter accords with that in an earlier manuscript in the Biblioteca Riccardiana in Florence (Ms 2525), "Il primo capo tratta universalmente dell'uffitio del capitano dell' Arteglieria, con che ordine, modo et diligenza egli habbia à procedure, ad ogni cosa appartinenti alla munitione dell' Artegl[eri]a et all' ufficio suo", dated ca. 1529-30 (cf. Mariano D'Ayala, Bibliografia militare-italiana [1854], p. 159). The third chapter contains illustrations of siege devices similar to those in Franz Helm's "Armamentarium Principale oder Kriegsmunition und Artillerey-Buch" (1625), which was originally written around 1530. - Some paper (and text) loss through oxidation of the ink, restored and silked. Rebacked, retaining part of the old spine, by Joseph William Zaehnsdorf in 1919, according to old pencil note on flyleaf. - Provenance: from the collection of Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe (1862-1956), commander of the Territorial Army and president of the Society for Army History Research. On a note pasted to the flyleaf, Cottesloe writes: "This was in the library of Wistow Hall, Leicester, during the lifetime of Sir Henry St John Halford Bt (1828-97) but nothing is known as to how or when it came there" (dated Wistow, September 1945). Nº de ref. del artículo: 51144

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  • Descripción: Gr.-Fol. Paris, Selbstverlag ca. 1788. 2° (Gr. Quer-Folio), ca. 56 x 44 cm (Bildgröße: ca. 41 x 23 cm). 3 gest. Titelbll., 24 Kupfertafel (bez. I-XXIV). Vgl. Cohen/R. 479; Cordier 587-88: l`ouvrage à été divisé en 4 livraison; Brunet III, 90. - Prachtvolle Darstellungen vom chinesischen Kaiserhof u. Szenen aus dem Alltagsleben. Vorhd. Suite de seize estampes représentant les conquêtes de l`Empereur de la Chine avec leur explication. Das gest. Titelbl. mit Hinweisen auf die Darstellungen der 16 Tafeln mit dem Zusatz Supplément de deux tableaux, formant quatre estampes. Es folgen die großen, figurenreichen Schlachtenszenen, Zeltlagern u. kaiserl. Empfang (num. I-XVI). Anschließend ein gest. Titelbl. wie oben, jedoch mit dem Zusatz XVII Estampe Cérémonie du labourage. - XVIII, XIX et XXE Estampe Marche ordinaire de l`Empereur mit den Taf. XVII-XX. Ein weiteres gest. Titelbl. mit einem weiteren Hinweis auf die Taf. XXI-XXIV u. prachtvollen Darstellungen von Festlichkeiten. Die Kupfer sind von Helman, dat. 1783-1786 nach Attiret, Damascenus, Castilloni Sichelberth u. vom Peitre de l`Empereur de la Chine. Zustand: Vom Sangorski/Zaehnsdorf im zwei Bänden gebunden. Ganzleder Einband mit Intarsien-Motiv v. Castiglione auf V-Deckel im Halbleder-Schuber. - HELMAN, Isidore Stanislas Henri (1743-1809) Suite des seize Estampes représentant les conquêtes de l`Empereur de la Chine. Paris; Engraved index leaf listing the plates 1-20 (plates 18-20 to be bound as a wide panorama). 24 engraved plates, complete as issued. A RARE WORK WITH FINE PLATES. The first 16 plates are derived from the larger prints by Cochin based on drawings by Giuseppe Castiglione, a missionary artist in the Court of the Emperor. Helman added 8 further prints to make up this work, which records the battles, victories and ceremonies of the Emperor Qianlong (1735-1796). Cochin seized on the commerciality of Chinese imagery in the European market in the late 18th century, publishing several other works on China. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 10550. Nº de ref. del artículo: 12584

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  • A collection of roses from nature.: LAWRANCE, Mary.

    LAWRANCE, Mary.

    Publicado por London published by Miss Lawrance teacher of botanical drawing &c. - 99 (1796)

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    Vendedor: Shapero Rare Books (London, Reino Unido)

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    Descripción: Folio (39 x 30 cm), hand-coloured stipple-engraved frontispiece, calligraphic title-page and dedication leaf, 90 etched and stipple-engraved plates, all hand-coloured, 4 partly or entirely captioned in the author's hand, 2 leaves of letterpress at end. Burgundy morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, triple gilt fillet borders on covers, spine gilt with rose motifs in compartments, gilt lettered in two, gilt edges. First edition of the first book devoted to roses; a fine copy with noble provenance. Mary Lawrance (fl. 1794-1830), was a noted flower-painter and teacher of painting, who exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1795, and this work represents a breakthrough in the depiction of the rose in all its complexity. Preceding Redouté's more famous work by some twenty years, Mary Lawrance's Collection of Roses from Nature drew on the new found popularity of roses as an element in English gardens. Less delicate in drawing and coloring than Redouté's Les Roses, Mrs. Lawrance's roses have about them a certain charm and prettiness that one associates with the efforts of a particularly English type, the extremely skilled "amateur." The pioneering nature of the work means that there are inevitable infelicities in some of the plates, but as Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi writes: "it cannot have been a simple task to present this flower for the first time in these ninety folio plates". She also notes that the frontispiece, a garland of roses, "can certainly be counted among the most charming in botanical illustration" (An Oak Spring Flora, p.300). The work was published in thirty parts, beginning in 1796. Dunthorne 176; Great Flower Books, page 64; Henrey 3:948; Nissen BBI 1151; An Oak Spring Flora 78; not in Hunt. Nº de ref. del artículo: 84800

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  • SANDER, Henry Frederick Conrad (1847-1920).

    Publicado por London: J. French for Henry Sotheran & Co and F. Sander & Co. of St. Albans, [1886-]1888-1894[-1895]. (1895)

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    Vendedor: Arader Galleries - AraderNYC (New York, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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    Descripción: 2 series bound in 4 volumes. Folio (21 x 15 4/8 inches). Half-titles, text in English, French and German. 192 exceptionally fine chromolithographed plates, by Joseph Mansell, G. Leutzsch and J.L. Macfarlane after Henry Moon, W.H. Fitch, A.H. Loch and C. Storer, heightened with gum arabic, wood-engraved illustrations in the text (one plate adhered to original tissue guard, some other plates affected in one or two places where gum arabic has previously adhered to the tissue guard). Fine binding of contemporary full green morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt by Zaehnsdorf, dated 1896, and with a small gilt tool of a binder at his bench on the lower dentelle, gilt floral endpapers (extremities just touched). FIRST EDITION, BOUND FROM THE ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS, OF THIS "IMPORTANT AND AUTHORITATIVE WORK FOR ORCHID GROWERS" (Great Flower Books). Sander named this superb book of life-sized, vibrantly coloured images of orchids after Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1824-1889), the celebrated botanist who was renowned for his collection and study of orchids. Tragically Reichenbach died before publication of the original parts was complete, and he did not go quietly. Dying at the height of orchid mania Reichenbach bequeathed in his will his entire herbarium and library to the natural history museum in Vienna, on the condition that the preserved orchids and orchid drawings in his collection were not to be consulted for 25 years after his death. So adamant was he on this point, that his will states that should Vienna refuse the collection that a short list of subsequent institutions must comply with the same condition. So a generation of orchidologists was denied all the opportunities that studying Reichenbach's lifetime's achievements should have provided. Sander, originally from Germany founded an extremely successful horticultural business Sander & Co, specialising in orchids in St. Albans in 1881, "which would become the most important nineteenth century orchid nursery in England. Sander was joined by his sons and the company was known by several names, the most frequent being Sander & Sons. At its peak it employed some twenty orchid collectors in South and Central America, New Guinea, Myanmar and Malaysia, and opened branches of the firm in the United States and Belgium. The cost was enormous and Sander later remarked that the project almost ruined him. Most of the plates were prepared by H.G. Moon (1857-1905), who would later marry Sander's daughter. Euanthe sanderiana (Rchb. f.) Schltr. is one of many orchids named in Sander's honour and the eponymous Calathea sanderiana (Sander) Gentil was originally published in the commercial catalogue (1894) of Sander & Co. as Maranta sanderiana Sander. Faced with the problem of rapidly growing numbers of names for orchid hybrids, chaotic usage and lack of standards, the company was innovative in introducing an international registration system for grex nomenclature in 1895, one of the earliest such nomenclatural standards in the world. From 1961 the system was transferred to the Royal Horticultural Society and managed as The International Orchid Register, containing over 100,000 grex names. The company sent specimens of cultivated or wild-collected plants to BM and K over many years, for identification or as voucher specimens, and numerous live plants went to Kew (1880-1910)" (Natural History Museum online). Nº de ref. del artículo: 72nhr175

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  • Lilium musice plane.: KEINSPECK, Michael.

    KEINSPECK, Michael.

    Publicado por Augsburg, per Johannem Froschawer (1498)

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    Vendedor: Sokol Books Ltd. ABA ILAB (London, Reino Unido)

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    Descripción: Hardcover. Condición: Near Fine. [UNRECORDED IN THE US] Small 4to. 15 unnumbered ll., lacking final blank. Gothic letter. Handsome half-page woodcut vignette to title with Pythagoras and Lady Musica holding scrolls, printed music notation, decorated initials. Faint water stain to upper or outer blank margin of last gathering, tiny worm trail to lower edge of three ll., lower outer blank corner of b 6 minimally torn. An excellent, remarkably clean but unwashed copy in C19 navy blue crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, double gilt ruled, raised bands, spine gilt-lettered, bookplate of pianist Alfred Cortot to front pastedown, his small stamped monogram on lower outer blank corner of t-p and b 1 . An excellent, fresh copy of the rare third edition not in Goff, Hain or BMC of this handsome music incunabulum. It was first published in Basel in 1496, and reprinted in Ulm the following year. Michael Keinspeck (c.1451-c.1516), from Nuremberg, studied under Josquin de Près and was later professor at Basel. In the introduction to Lilium , he provides a short account of his early career. Lilium a plainchant manual was conceived for the use of students. It was only the second such manual published in Germany, after Hugo von Reutlingen s (1488). Plainchant ( cantus planus ), of which Gregorian is a subcategory, refers to the monophonic chant, with a single melodic line, used in Catholic liturgy. After a definition of music, the work proceeds to discuss types of music (choralis, mensurata, rigmica), scales, cantus (durus, mollis, naturalis), single and double clefs, toni, modi and key change, with a section on intonations for psalms, for ferial and festal use, in eight modes. Extensive musical notation, including a table illustrating Boethius s scala vera et recta , provides illustrative examples in four-line staffs, and were printed on woodblocks. Based on the consistent style of the design and the cutting, it is likely (but not certain) that one designer or workshop produced all the woodcuts, including the diagrams, music and title vignette (Giselbrecht & Savage, Printing Music , 91). A rare incunabulum, beautifully printed. From the library of Alfred Cortot (1877-1962), famous Franco-Swiss pianist and conductor, especially praised for his interpretations of musical classics of the Romantic era. Only 4 copies recorded (1 fragmentary), none in the US. (No copies of first ed. recorded in US, the second only at LC and Rochester.)ISTC ik00009200; Klebs 571.3; IBP 3328; Schr 4443; GW M16240. Not in Goff, Hain or BMC. E. Giselbrecht and E. Savage, Printing Music , in Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands, ed. A. Lindmayr-Brandl (London, 2018), 84-99. Nº de ref. del artículo: L3336

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  • THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES: WILDE, Oscar; illustrated

    WILDE, Oscar; illustrated by CRANE, Walter; HOOD, Jacomb

    Publicado por London: David Nutt. (1888)

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    Descripción: First edition, first printing. Signed Limited Edition. Small 4to. Stunning contemporary orange morocco by Zaehnsdorf, titles and ivy leaf tooling in gilt to the spine, upper board with titles in gilt, upper and lower boards decorated with acorns and oak, ivy, sycamore and willow leaves in gilt. The inner dentelles are decorated with ivy leaves in gilt; the binder's name stamp in gilt at the front and exhibition stamp in gilt at the rear. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Retaining the original upper wrapper. Illustrated title page in red with black vignette, printed title page in red and black. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 2 further plates by Walter Crane, each in 2 states, and 12 head and tailpieces by Jacomb Hood. A beautiful near fine copy. Imperceptible repair to the upper joint, minor toning to the leather. The contents with light offsetting to the endpapers and a faint mark to the margin of one page are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Housed in a recent full black morocco, felt lined solander case, titles in gilt to the spine, and grey cloth slipcase. Limited to 75 large paper copies of which this is hand numbered 36 and signed by Oscar Wilde and the publisher David Nutt on the limitation page. A superb example of the rare first edition (preceding the trade edition of 1000 copies, issued later the same year), in an exceptional contemporary exhibition quality autumnal foliate binding. The Happy Prince is Oscar Wilde's first and best known collection of children's stories, including "The Selfish Giant", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". Wilde's "Reputation as an author dated from the publication of The Happy Prince and Other Tales in London in May 1888. The Athenaeum compared him to Hans Christian Andersen, and Pater wrote to say that 'The Selfish Giant' was 'perfect in its kind,' and the whole book written in 'pure English' - a wonderful compliment" (Ellmann, Richard: Oscar Wilde p. 282). [Mason 314]. Provenance: Charles Mills, Lord Hillingdon (1830 - 1898); Sotheby's sale of 1932, lot 454; purchased by book dealer and co-founder of the Society for Theatre Research Ifan Kyrle Fletcher (with his neat pencil note recording the sale on the front pastedown); Helen Hambro, née Boyson (1936 - 2004). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Nº de ref. del artículo: 18832

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  • Collection of works.: GREENAWAY, Kate.

    GREENAWAY, Kate.

    Publicado por 1870-1930 (1930)

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    Descripción: A significant collection of the illustrated books of Kate Greenaway, gathered by a private collector over many years and an assemblage which in scope and quality would now be difficult to equal, covering the full breadth of her career, and richly illustrating the extent and variety of her work. The collection comprises four presentation copies inscribed by Greenaway, of which three have an original drawing, a further original Greenaway drawing in Spielmann and Layard's deluxe biography, seven books in original dust jackets (all prior to 1901 and consequently of great rarity), and 22 further titles, almost all first editions and in unusually nice condition, including a copy of Kate Greenaway's Album, of which only eight copies were printed. Greenaway was one of the great illustrators of the Victorian era, in influence and popularity the most significant female illustrator of that period. Her style is immediately recognizable, and spawned many imitators. "In her idyllic and profoundly nostalgic depictions of vaguely eighteenth-century and slightly stilted children, Greenaway combined strong outlines and a keen ability to arrange and pattern space with the use of a palette of soft, silvery pastel colours" (ODNB). Greenaway's widely popular illustrations did not simply reflect the era, they defined it. But more significantly, in a wide range of spheres she actively influenced the fashions of her day, in this regard perhaps uniquely among book illustrators. "It is often claimed by admirers that, during the 1860s and 1870s, Kate Greenaway dressed a generation of children; that her influence upon fashion was to ensnare such diverse personalities as Isidora Duncan, the German Kaiser as well as royal infants, each one dutifully outfitted in Kate Greenaway apparel. Such influence extended into the spheres of commercial printing, publishing, fine art porcelain, jewelry and haberdashery. On both sides of the Atlantic, the 'Greenaway vogue' as it was known, was launched at the appearance of Under the Window [represented in this collection in a first edition in jacket], Kate Greenaway's first full-length illustrated book" (Schuster & Engen, p. 9). The sheer extent of Greenaway publications - 574 items listed in the definitive catalogue raisonné of Schuster and Engen, most with multiple variants - ensures that a truly comprehensive collection is surely impossible. "That is the beauty of Kate Greenaway, nobody will ever have them all" (ibid., p. 7). This collection, as a single offering, is the most comprehensive we know to have come to market, and includes most of the key titles in a very desirable form, whether in a jacket, inscribed, or in fine condition. Presentation copies and original drawings 1. Complete set (14 volumes) of Almanacks for 1883-1895 (none produced in 1896) and Almanack and Diary for 1897. Housed in blue half morocco solander box by Zaehnsdorf. Generally near-fine. First editions, various original binding variants. Schuster & Engen 3/1d, 4/2a, 5/3a, 6/4c, 7/5b, 8/6g, 9/7a, 10/8b, 11/9b, 12/10e, 13/11a, 14/12b, 15/13a and 16/14. The Almanack and Diary for 1897 is a presentation copy, inscribed by the author "Mrs Miller from Kate Greenaway 1896" on the half-title, also with a tipped in slip "with love Kate Greenaway" to the front free endpaper. Schuster & Engen describe this as Greenaway's rarest almanack. 2. Almanack for 1892. [London:] George Routledge & Sons Limited, [1892]. Original cream-coloured imitation morocco. Brown cloth solander box. First edition, seventh variant. Near-fine. Schuster & Engen 12/10e. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Mrs Sutton Nelthorpe from Kate Greenaway 1891", together with an original drawing. 3. Almanack and Diary for 1897. Original mustard coloured imitation morocco. Chemise and slipcase. Near-fine. First edition, first variant. Schuster & Engen 16/14a. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title "Ethel Boyce from Kate Greenaway 1896", with original drawing. (The composer and pianist Ethel Boyce (1863-1936) had met Greenaway's brother whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music. It is likely that the watercolour portrait of a lady in this copy was intended as her likeness). 4. Almanack and Diary for 1897. Original mustard coloured imitation morocco. Solander box. Near-fine. First edition, first variant binding. Schuster & Engen 16/14a. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title "The Hon Miss Sutton Nelthorpe from Kate Greenaway 1896", with original drawing. 5. Spielmann, M.H. and G.S. Layard. Kate Greenaway. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1905. Original white buckram. Fine. Schuster & Engen 226. Edition-de-luxe, out of series from 500 copies, this with an original pencil drawing as issued tipped-in before half-title, here depicting two children walking hand-in-hand. Copies in jackets 6. Under the Window. London: George Routledge & Sons, [1878]. Original green cloth-backed pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Light foxing else fine, in very good (chipped) jacket. First edition, seventh variant (light blue endpapers). Schuster & Engen 201/1f. 7. Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1880]. Original beige cloth. With the dust jacket. Housed in solander box. Fine in near-fine jacket. First edition. Schuster & Engen 39/1a. 8. A Day in a Child's Life. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1881]. Original green cloth spine and glazed pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Fine in very good (lightly chipped and spotted) jacket. First edition, first issue. Schuster & Engen 66/1a. 9. Little Ann and Other Poems. London: George Routledge & Sons, [1882]. Original green half cloth and pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Housed in custom chemise and slipcase. Fine in fine jacket. Schuster & Engen 109/1b (second variant). 10. Language of Flowers. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1884]. Green glazed boards. With original dust jacket. Housed in custom cloth jacket, chemise and s. Nº de ref. del artículo: 144492

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  • Institutiones. (Comm. Franciscus Accursius).: Justinianus.

    Justinianus.

    Publicado por Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 27 Dec. 1486. (1486)

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    Descripción: Folio (234 x 351 mm). 90 ff. (first and last blank). Gothic type, 2 columns, 81 lines, headings printed in red. One pink, white, and gilt initial painted on the first text page; red and blue Lombardic initials, rubricated throughout. Brown full calf by Théodore Hagué on bevelled wood boards, covers decorated with interlacing bands painted black and white and a network of gilt tendril designs with green leaves; central cartouches stamped "Io. Grolierii et amicorum" (upper cover) and "Portio mea domine sit in terra viventium" (lower cover). Spine on five raised bands, compartments decorated with gilt rules and floral designs coloured in white, green and black. Edges goffered, painted, and gilt. Stored in custom-made brown cloth case lined with white velvet, signed by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Fine Koberger edition of the Institutes of Justinian, the students' textbook that forms part of the sixth-century codification of Roman law known as the Corpus Juris Civilis. Printed in red and black Gothic typeface with the gloss of Accursius, this rare edition from the press of Dürer's godfather is sought after for the high quality of its printing. - The present copy was bound, sometime in the 1880s, in a superb faux Grolier binding by the notorious forger Théodore Hagué (1823-91). Hagué had been trained at Reims by the master Jean-Baptiste Tinot whose speciality was, according to his advertisement, the "reproduction of antique bindings of all periods". In 1858 he relocated to London, where he worked in the workshop of Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-86), bookbinder to the King of Hanover, who produced bindings "in the Monastic, Grolier, Maioli and Illuminated styles". It was there that Hagué met the famous bookseller Bernard Quaritch as well as Guillaume Libri, who guided him in the restoration of authentic Renaissance bindings. - On his return to France at the end of the 1860s, Hagué began restoring old books and making fake bindings. His clients at that time included Joseph Renard and Ambroise-Firmin Didot. After the Franco-Prussian War he escaped his creditors to Brussels, where he set up his workshop under the name of "J. Caulin" and made many bindings in the 16th century style, which he offered to Quaritch as authentic. Indeed, towards the end of the 1880s Quaritch became doubtful of their authenticity and returned an exemplar with the arms of Catherine de' Medici that seemed recent to him. Hagué passed away in Normandy in 1891 (cf. Fontaine). - In the 1880s Quaritch sold several of Hagué's bindings to Charles Fairfax Murray, but after 1885 the businessman John Blacker (1823-96) became his sole customer for these bindings. In all, Blacker acquired 109 Hagué-bound books; their supposedly prestigious provenances included Jean Grolier, Thomas Mahieu, Anne de Montmorency, François I, Henri II, and Diane de Poitiers. - This specimen is one of those acquired by Blacker, described as no. 59 of his 1897 sales catalogue. One of no fewer than eleven fake Grolier bindings in his collection, it reproduces a painted interlacing decoration typical of those made in the 1550s by the royal binder Gomar Estienne. In the centre of the upper cover is Grolier's supralibros "Io Grolierii et amicorum" (usually placed near the bottom edge in authentic bindings); the lower cover bears Grolier's motto, "Portio mea Domine sit in terra viventium" ("Be Thou my portion, o Lord, in the land of the living", quoted from Psalms 142, verse 5). - A 16th century woodcut pasted to the blank space above the text on the first text leaf. First and final gathering very slightly misaligned, but altogether a complete and very well preserved copy in a splendidly notorious binding. - Provenance: 1) 18th century handwritten ownership "Teige" on first blank, obscured by a black stamp; 2) John Blacker (Sotheby's, Catalogue of a Remarkable Collection of Books in Magnificent Modern Bindings, 11 Nov. 1897, no. 59); 3) the library of the French numismatist Jean-Baptiste Colbert de Beaulieu (1905-95, his bookplate); 4) collection of Jean Marcel Stefgen (1927-2017, his bookplate). HC 9519. Goff J-529. GW 7614. BMC II, 430f. Proctor 2055. BSB-Ink C-651. Cf. J. P. Fontaine, Nouvelles découvertes sur le relieur Théodore Hagué (2013). Nº de ref. del artículo: 53699

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  • Twenty-two Prints of Several of the Capital: BASTON, Thomas.

    BASTON, Thomas.

    Publicado por [London: Thomas Bowles, ca 1720]. (1720)

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    Descripción: Folio (20 x 14 inches). Engraved title-page and 2 fine engraved double-page plates by du Puis, C. du Bosse, J. Sartor, J. Cole, E. Kirkall, J. Harris and others (some minor marginal spotting). Modern full blue crushed morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, all edges gilt. First edition. Magnificent images of ships at sea, in glorious battle, and in port, including specific portraits such as the Royal Sovereign, the Royal George, the Royal Anne, the Britannia, the Blenheim, the Barfleur, sometimes surrounded by mythical figures such as Neptune, sea-monsters etc., all dedicated to His Majesty King George I, His Royal Highness George, Prince of Wales, and other peers of the realm. Two plates are dedicated to "The Court of Directors of the South Sea Company. This Piece being a representation of the Fishery of Great Britain, in its three different Branches viz. Cod, Herring, and whale.", "to the Honourable Sir John Eyles . sub-Governour of the South-Sea-Company Whales or Greenland Fishery". The South Sea Company, launched in 1711, partly as a Tory rival to the Whiggish bank and East India Company, but with the aim of transforming the unfunded national debt into its stock, was at the center of "the most notorious episode in the history of eighteenth-century financial speculation. The South Sea Bubble seemed to contemporaries to be like an attack of mass madness, affecting all levels of society, as a large swathe of the population became convinced that their fortunes could be transformed by investing in the South Sea Company. Where the stock market had previously been regarded as the newfangled invention of moneyed men to make money make money, the main investors being identified with the commercial sector of the City, by 1720 all types and conditions of people-nobles, country gentlemen, Oxford dons, clergymen, as well as women of various social ranks-were infected by the fever of speculation . Then the crash came [in 1720]. The price of £100 of stock fell to £290 by the end of September, and to £170 by mid-October. Many were losers from the bursting of the bubble. Even George I lost £56,000" (W. A. Speck and Matthew Kilburn for DNB). Nº de ref. del artículo: 001781

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  • History of the Indian Tribes of North: McKenney, Thomas L.,

    McKenney, Thomas L., and James Hall

    Publicado por Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1848/1849/1850. (1848)

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    Descripción: Hardcover. Condición: Fine. No Jacket. First octavo edition, after an earlier folio. Approx. 7 in. x 11 in. (Tall 8vo). Three volumes. 120 hand-colored lithograph plates. Three-quarter-bound in red morocco with marbled paper boards by Zaehnsdorf of London. Black leather labels with gilt titling on the spine; five raised bands. Marbled end-paper matches that on the covers. Top edges gilt. The book-plate of Frederick S. Peck (R. I businessman and book collector; 1868-1947) appears on each front paste-down. There have been many reprints of this work, but William Reese considers "this first is by far the best for quality of printing and coloring of the plates." There is no foxing, no toning to the plates, and no markings of any kind; an exceptionally fine set. The set weighs 10.5 lbs. Nº de ref. del artículo: L-583

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  • A Voyage of Discovery to the North: BROUGHTON, William Robert.

    Descripción: First edition. 4to., xx, 393, [1](list of plates), [2](ads)pp., 3 folding engraved maps, 4 folding & 2 other engraved plates, all expertly mounted on linen. Fine 20th-century polished calf by Zaehnsdorf, gilt-ruled edges to boards, spine richly gilt in compartments with red lettering and date labels, some light toning, with wide margins and uncut edges. Very rare: first edition on large paper of one of the most important voyages made to the north-west coast of America, supplementing Vancouver's achievements. In 1791 Broughton had sailed with Vancouver and explored the mouth of the Columbia River in the Chatham. Two years later he returned to the North-West in Bligh's old ship, the Providence, to rejoin Vancouver at Nootka Sound for further surveys. However, having sailed via Rio de Janeiro, Australia, Tahiti, and the Hawaiian Islands, he failed to find Vancouver at Nootka and continued South to Monterrey before heading across the Pacific. The importance of Broughton's work lies not only in his surveying work (Britain based her 1846 claims to the Oregon Territory on these) but also in his notices of Japan and of Russian interests in Asia. The maps all pertain to his charting of the Sea of Japan, Formosa, and the Ryukyu Islands while the plates are of Japanese subjects. Although Broughton did not call at any ports in Alaska, he reported on the Russian American Company's possessions outside the north-west American coast, especially in the Kurile Islands, and on Russian-Japanese relations. Forbes records two issues of the first edition, the sole difference occurring on the final page: one issue with the list of plates on this page (this copy) and the other with advertisements. Forbes 352; Cordier (Japonica), 457; Ferguson 389; Hill 191; Lada-Mocarski 59; Sabin 8423. Nº de ref. del artículo: 97339

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  • ELWES, Henry John (1846-1922)

    Publicado por Taylor and Francis; Dulau and Co.; The Royal Horticultural Society, London (1962)

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    Descripción: Folio. [Monograph] Seven parts bound in one. Illustrated title. 48 hand coloured lithographed plates by Fitch, hand colored lithographed map, mounted albumen photograph by Bourne. Original front and rear parts wrappers bound in. [Supplement, first series, parts I-VII] Seven original parts. Illustrated title. 30 hand coloured plates by Snelling (28) and Ross-Craig (2). [Supplement, second series, parts VIII and IX] Two original parts. 10 colour plates after Stokes. [Monograph:] Early green morocco backed cloth, bound by Zaehnsdorf, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. [Supplement:] Publisher's tan (I-VII) and green (VIII-IX) wrappers, housed in a modern green morocco backed box. A complete set, including all nine parts of the supplement, of this magisterial work on one of the most beautiful of all plant families. The work was issued in three separate and distinct stages: The monograph was instigated by Henry Elwes, a gentleman plant-collector, traveler and gardener, whose interest in botany had been sparked by a visit to the Himalayan region (the journey itself was inspired by reading Hooker's Himalayan Journals). In the garden at his home in Colesbourne, Gloucestershire, he was able to grow many of the members of the Lilium genus and was a recognized expert in the field. However, he played down his level of knowledge, and to ensure that the text was as accurate as possible, and that the range of lilies was as complete as possible, he consulted the greatest botanical experts in the field for help in writing the text. This level of excellence was continued with the illustrations, and Elwes was able to carry through his plan to illustrate the monograph with hand-coloured plates by the best available botanical artist, with each member of the genus shown full-size. Between March 1877 and May 1880, subscribers received seven parts (at a total cost of seven guineas), illustrated with 48 plates by W. H. Fitch. Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892) had his first illustration published in 1834, and throughout most of the remaining part of the nineteenth century produced over 9,600 plates for all the greatest British botanical publications. Sir Joseph Hooker called him an "incomparable botanical artist," with his "unrivalled skill in seizing the natural character of a plant." The plates to the present work proved to be what Blunt calls the "most important achievement of Fitch's later career" (Art of Botanical Illustration [1994] 264) Shortly before his death in 1922 Elwes had asked A. Grove, a friend and fellow lily expert, to undertake the task of producing the supplement. Dame Alice Godman, who was related by marriage to Elwes, agreed to underwrite the cost of the work, and (co-written by Grove and the botanist A. D. Cotton) the first seven parts of the supplement were published between July 1933 and February 1940, with 30 hand-coloured lithographed plates, all but two by Miss Snelling. Lillian Snelling (1879-1972), had been taught lithography by Morley Fletcher, and in addition to the present plates, is best known for her work on the Botanical Magazine, where she was principal artist for nearly thirty years, and also lithographed many of Miss Ross-Craig's paintings for the periodical. The grace and accuracy of her plates for the Supplement perfectly complement Fitch's earlier work. The final two parts to the Supplement, with text by W.B. Turrill, were published by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1960 and 1962. The ten plates were from drawings by Margaret Stones (b. 1920 in Melbourne), who had been appointed principal contributing artist to the Botanical Magazine in 1958. Nissen BBI 594; Great Flower Books (1990) 94; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1664. Nº de ref. del artículo: 34772

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  • MY EARLY LIFE. - THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES.: CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.

    CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.

    Publicado por Odhams Press Limited. London. 1947 (1947)

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    Descripción: Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. No Jacket. Special Edition. FOUR VOLUMES. First Odhams Press editions. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.7 inches). Finely bound for Churchill, by Zaehnsdorf bookbinders, for presentation. My early life is inscribed To Air Commodore G. Powell from Winston S. Churchill. 1948 , Thoughts and Adventures is signed W S Churchill , and the other two volumes are initialled by Churchill, all in black ink on the front blank endpapers. These are later editions of earlier titles but all four are the first printings of these Odhams Press editions, and are four of an unknown number of Odhams printings that were specially bound for presentation by Churchill. Bound by Zaehnsdorf, and with their gilt name stamp to the inner front boards, in full red morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Double gilt ruled borders to the boards. All four front boards have a gilt stamped facsimile of Churchill s signature to the bottom of the panel. Board edges double ruled in gilt. Decorative gilt rolled inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. Great Contemporaries has a small mark to the bottom of the spine otherwise the binding is clean and bright. The other three volumes all have staining to the bindings on the boards and spines and a couple have some bowing but they are all still attractive and sound. The blank endpapers have some offsetting around the edges and matching the lines of the endpapers. Some occasional foxing to some of the text pages but generally clean and tidy books throughout. The recipient of these four books was Air Commodore Griffith Taffy Powell, a pilot who frequently flew Churchill both during the war with R A F Ferry Command and after when he was a commercial pilot, where he pioneered the development of Silver Cities Air Ferries, flying passengers and their cars between Britain and the continent. He is said to have offered Churchill free flights during his wilderness years and these books were probably given as a thank you for this generosity as well as Powell s war time work. He wrote a book about his years as a pilot, Ferryman: from Ferry Command to Silver City , which was published in England in 1982. The book contains mention of these volumes After his last flight to North Africa he (Churchill) gave me a handsomely bound and autographed set of his early works. , and a photo of Powell, stood outside of an aircraft with Churchill. A copy of the first edition of this book is included with the 4 Churchill books. I do not know how many books from these Odhams editions were bound for presentation but they are not common. I had three of these titles, in identical bindings, and all inscribed, signed and initialled by Churchill to the same person, back in 2006 but have not seen any others since. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. del artículo: 10240

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  • My Early Life; Thoughts and Adventures, Great: CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    Publicado por London: Odhams Press Ltd, 1947 (1947)

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    Descripción: A presentation set to his pilot, inscribed by the author on the initial blank of My Early Life "To Air Commodore G. Powell from Winston S. Churchill 1948", signed on the initial blank of Thoughts and Adventures, and initialled in the following two volumes. Powell recounts the story of the volumes in his memoirs: "In my Ferry Command days my job had involved me in the organisation and supervision of a number of Mr. Winston Churchill's air journeys and it was nice that when he was out of office from 1945 to 1951 he remembered those war responsibilities and used to call on me for advice and to organise the flying that he was called upon to do. After his last flight to North Africa he gave me a handsomely bound and autographed set of his early works so that I am not without ready reminders of him but it is still the small personal memories that one treasures most" (Powell, Ferryman, 1982, p. 154 - a copy is included for reference). Ferry Command was the secretive RAF body which moved aircraft from their place of manufacture in the US and Canada to the frontline in Britain and North Africa. Air Commodore Griffith Powell served in the Command in the war, and following the end of the conflict pioneered the development of Air Ferries between Britain and the continent. The books are the first Odhams editions, all originally published in the 1930s, and here republished for a post-War audience. Cohen A91.9; A95.5; A105.9; A111.4. 4 volumes, octavo (208 x 131 mm). Contemporary red morocco by Zaehnsdorf for presentation (unattributed), spines lettered in gilt, gilt facsimile signature to front covers, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Unfortunately sometime water stained with morocco discoloured, but bindings holding firm, contents with some staining in the initial and final leaves but afterwards clean. A sound set. Nº de ref. del artículo: 138000

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  • Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah: Burton, Sir Richard

    Burton, Sir Richard Francis.

    Publicado por London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855-1856. (1856)

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    Descripción: 3 volumes. 8vo. XVI, 388 pp. (2), IV, 426 pp. XII, 448 pp. Half-title in vol. 3, without publisher's ads. 4 maps & plans (3 folding), 5 colour lithographed plates, 8 tinted lithographed plates. Later half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. First edition of Burton's classic account of his journey across the Arabian peninsula. In the fall of 1852, Burton first proposed to the Royal Geographical Society an expedition to central Arabia with the intent on visiting the holy cities. His request was denied by the RGS and the East India Company as being too dangerous for a westerner, though he was funded to study Arabic in Egypt. Upon arrival there, in April 1853, disguised as a Pashtun and travelling under the pseudonym Mirza Abdullah, Burton made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. "The actual pilgrimage began with a journey on camel-back from Cairo to Suez. Then followed twelve days in a pilgrim ship on the Red Sea from Suez to Yambu, the port of El-Medinah. So far the only risk was from detection by his companions. Now came the dangers of the inland road, infested by Bedawin robbers. The journey from Yambu to El-Medinah, thence to Meccah, and finally to the sea again at Jeddah, occupied altogether from 17 July to 23 Sept., including some days spent in rest, and many more in devotional exercises. From Jeddah, Burton returned to Egypt in a British steamer, intending to start afresh for the interior of Arabia via Muwaylah. But this second project was frustrated by ill-health, which kept him in Egypt until his period of furlough was exhausted. The manuscript . was sent home from India, and seen through the press by a friend in England. It is deservedly the most popular of Burton's books . as a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade" (DNB). Indeed, the work would be described by T.E. Lawrence as "a most remarkable work of the highest value." Abbey, Travel 368. Penzer, pp. 43-50. Macro, 640. Howgego IV, B95. Nº de ref. del artículo: 38557

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  • The Gentle Art of Making Enemies: WHISTLER, James A.M.

    WHISTLER, James A.M.

    Publicado por William Heinemann, London (1890)

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    Descripción: Hardcover. Condición: Near Fine. First English edition, and the first authorized edition, containing a letter from William Heinemann. One of only ten special copies. Near fine in slightly chipped, publisher's brown, gilt-decorated wrappers, bound into similarly decorated, near fine full brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf in 1925. Housed in a custom quarter-morocco slipcase with cloth chemise (the latter not shown in illustration). Inscribed by Whistler to his publisher: "William Heinemann - Publisher, Philosopher & Friend!- [author's butterfly signature] Chelsea. Oct. 1890." In the book Whistler details his libel suit against the critic John Ruskin, who in an 1877 published review of Whistler's painting *Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket* had written: "I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." (What would Ruskin have made of Jackson Pollock?) The lawsuit nearly ruined both parties - ultimately the artist was awarded a single farthing in damages and the court costs were split. Whistler had counted on many artists to stand witness at the trial but most declined, fearing the impact on their reputations. For the last several years of his life Heinemann's residence served as Whistler's home when he was in London. An extraordinary association. Nº de ref. del artículo: 326252

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  • Godfrey of Bulloigne, or The recouerie of: TASSO, Torquato

    TASSO, Torquato

    Publicado por London, by Ar. Hatfield, for I. Iaggard and M. Lownes (1600)

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    Descripción: Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, first issue. Folio. [viii], 392. A⁴, B-2K⁶, 2L⁴ Roman letter, some Italic. Title within wide typographical border, woodcut head and tail-pieces, typographical ornaments, modern bookplates on pastedown and f.ep. Title a little dusty with small stain in outer blank margin, shelf mark P-38 in early hand, a little dust soiling and minor ink stains in margins of first few leaves, verso of last dusty, the occasional thumb mark or minor stain. A fine, crisp, large paper copy, in handsome C19th dark blue calf by Zaehnsdorf, covers bordered with a triple blind rule, stopped at corners with gilt sun tool, spine with gilt ruled raised bands, richly gilt in compartments with scrolled and pointillé tools, red and tan morocco labels gilt, edges and inner dentelles richly gilt, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. A remarkable copy, on large paper, of the first edition, first issue, of the hugely popular and influential translation into English by the English poet Fairfax of Tasso s Jerusalem Delivered. Fairfax s was the first complete translation, though Richard Carew had produced a translation of the first five books Torquato Tasso s Jerusalem Delivered is one of the great Italian epics, an influential and immensely popular piece. . There have been many translations of Tasso s work, new ones continuing to appear at a steady rate , but to speak of Tasso in English has, for four hundred years, been to speak of Edward Fairfax s translation. . The Elizabethan poet Fairfax did not make a great mark with his own verse (little of which survives), but his translation is an acknowledged masterpiece of sorts. Fairfax s translation is a fairly free one, taking more liberties than most translators care or dare to. There is considerable embellishment of the text, specifically with the addition of nouns and adjectives as Fairfax uses two or three words to repeat what Tasso expressed in one. Fairfax remains true to the story, but his language is much more sprightly (and the effect more dramatic or at least melodramatic) than in Tasso s original. Usually such translatorial interference does little to enhance a text, but Fairfax was a real poet and his English version, though a stretch as a translation, is an impressive English epic. Fairfax s imprint was a strong and enduring one, and the reception of Tasso in the English-speaking world has been almost entirely through this rose-coloured version. There are few instances in English in which a single translation has taken so many liberties and yet been so influential. Fairfax follows Tasso s ottava rima, faithfully preserving the rhyme scheme of the original . for each stanza. Occasionally it is forced, with some creative word-twisting and occasional coining, but Fairfax proceeds vigorously and often lyrically. He has a poet s ear for language, and even when he can not comfortably twist the Italian into English the verses are often powerful. Literary Saloon.  Fairfax s relationship with Tasso s Liberata is dynamic from the very beginning. Far from trying to mirror Tasso s words and rhythm, Fairfax simplifies not only syntax and prosody, but also the whole rhetorical texture of Tasso s epic. David Hume wrote of Fairfax s achievement that it possessed an elegance and ease, and at the same time [.] an exactness, which for that age are surprising. Each line in the original is faithfully rendered by a correspondent line in the translation. but this judgment does not pass the test of a careful critical examination. Massimiliano Morini Tudor Translation in Theory and Practice. Torquato Tasso (1544 1595) was one of the greatest Italian poets of the late Renaissance, the son of Bernardo Tasso, a poet and courtier. ESTC S117565. STC 23698. Pforzheimer, 1001. Lowndes. We do not know a translation in any language that is to be preferred to this, in all the essentials of poetry Grolier Langland to Wither 96. . Nº de ref. del artículo: L3003

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  • LITTLE WOMEN: Alcott, Louisa May

    Alcott, Louisa May

    Publicado por Roberts Brothers, Boston (1869)

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    Descripción: Condición: Near fine. First edition, first printing, of LITTLE WOMEN, together with the first edition, second state, of LITTLE WOMEN, PART SECOND, a major American children's book that introduced an important model for many 20th-century women authors. A semi-autobiographical tale about the struggles of four sisters growing up while their father fights in the Civil War, LITTLE WOMEN demonstrates the life-altering power of reading children's books. The tomboyish writer, Jo March, has especially resonated with readers, becoming an inspiration to a startling number of preeminent 20th-century authors: Ursula K. Le Guin, Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Petry, J.K. Rowling, Sonia Sanchez, Patti Smith, and more. The book's influence as a bildungsroman for young women around the world is matched by few other works. This copy contains the two parts we now call LITTLE WOMEN; the second part was written and published one year after the first; they were not issued together until 1880. A beautiful copy of a formative book for countless young readers. Two octavo volumes. 6.5'' x 4''. Early 20th-century full tan calf bound by Zaehnsdorf, board triple-ruled in gilt, raised bands, spines elaborately gilt-stamped, black goatskin spine labels. Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Each volume illustrated with frontispiece and three full-page plates. LITTLE WOMEN priced at $1.25 in rear ads of first part; notice of first part on page [4] of second part; 4 titles listed on page [364]. 341, [1], [6]; 359, [1], [5], [3] pages. Goatskin bookplates of Harold Murdock on front pastedowns. Light edgewear to extremities, text lightly toned (as usual): an unusually clean copy. Nº de ref. del artículo: 1120

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  • KEATS, JOHN.

    Publicado por London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1818 (1818)

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    Descripción: First Edition; first issue (or more properly, printing?); the erratum leaf is in the first state, but it has been bound without ads in a full red crushed morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf, but which is damaged. The contents are gilt-edged; ownership inscriptions on the first blank; overall in excellent shape, in a custom clamshell box. Featuring one of the most famous lines in poetry, 'A thing of beauty is a joy forever.' All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Nº de ref. del artículo: 34870

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  • Twelve views in the interior of Guiana: SCHOMBURGK R.H.
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    Descripción: Hand coloured additional lithographic title by M. Gauci after Charles Bentley, 2pp subscriber's list + 38 large pp + 12 col. plates and map. Folio (14 x 21in). Very fine mid 20th century binding in brown morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, spine in six compartments with raised bands. Bookplates of G.R. Nicolaus and William Foyle. A very fine copy of this rare and important work. Abbey Travel, 720; Sabin 77796. Nº de ref. del artículo: SCHOMBUR014909

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  • ONIS, Luis de (1769-1830).

    Publicado por Mexico: C. Martin Rivera, 1826. (1826)

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    Descripción: 2 parts in one volume. 8vo., (8 x 5 inches). Modern full red crushed morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, contemporary yellow paper wrappers bound in at end. First Mexican edition, first published in Madrid in 1820, of the official publication of documents related to the negotiations between the U.S. and Spain relating to the boundaries established by the Louisiana Purchase. Onis was the Spanish ambassador to Washington, who conducted negotiations with President Monroe and John Quincy Adams, which resulted in the Treaty of 1819, the "Adams-Onis Treat" or, "the Transcontinental Treaty, which established the United States' first transcontinental boundary and acquired Florida. The treaty arose from a long-standing territorial dispute between the United States and Spain over the precise boundaries of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Spanish officials, citing a prior agreement with France, first contested the legitimacy of Napoleon's sale of the Louisiana territory and then attempted to define its boundaries as the eastern bank of the Mississippi River (effectively nullifying the purchase) and excluding the province of West Florida, claimed by the United States. The Napoleonic Wars delayed negotiations until 1817, when they quickly became deadlocked. "Andrew Jackson's invasion of Florida during the First Seminole War of 1817-1818 broke the deadlock. Spain's minister to the United States and chief negotiator Don Luis de Onís, confronted by the prospect of losing Florida to American conquest, agreed to Secretary of State John Quincy Adams's proposed treaty, which ceded both East and West Florida to the United States and established a transcontinental boundary extending to the Oregon coast. In exchange, Adams gave up a dubious claim to Texas and assumed five million dollars in American citizens' claims against the Spanish government. "By resolving the dispute with Spain, the Adams-Onís Treaty finalized the Louisiana Purchase. By conceding the claim to Texas, the agreement contributed to later agitation for the "reannexation of Texas," which proslavery expansionists alleged had been wrongly given away. The western boundary established by the treaty acknowledged California and the Southwest as Mexican territory, setting the stage for the conquest of those lands by the United States in 1848" (William Earl Weeks for ANB). Palau 201566; Sabin 57355. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Nº de ref. del artículo: 72lib480

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  • Lady Windermere's Fan: WILDE, Oscar; ZAEHNSDORF,

    WILDE, Oscar; ZAEHNSDORF, binder

    Publicado por London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1893 (1893)

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    Descripción: "I can resist anything except temptation" "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about" WILDE, Oscar. Lady Windermere's Fan. A Play About a Good Woman. London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1893. First edition. One of fifty large-paper copies on hand-made paper. Quarto (8 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches; 220 x 169 mm.). [i, blank], [i], limitation], [iii-xvi], 132 pp. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf ca. 1897 (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) and with their exhibition stamp in black on rear paste-down. Full dark green crushed levant morocco, covers bordered in gilt enclosing a six-line gilt border. Spine with five raised bands decoratively framed and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges, multi gilt-lined turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the bookplates of the renowned collector C. S. Ascherson (dated 1897) and Paul Louis Weiller (also a famous book collector and a great friend of J. Paul Getty) on front paste-down. A couple of tiny and unobtrusive minor stains on blank borders otherwise an absolutely fine copy in a wonderful and early, if somewhat austere binding by the great firm of Zaehnsdorf. Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first performed on Saturday, 20 February 1892, at the St. James's Theatre in London. The story concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband is having an affair with another woman. She confronts him with it but although he denies it, he invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday ball. Angered by her husband's supposed unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere decides to leave her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before the time the play is set. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays including Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for homosexuality, imprisonment, and early death at age 46. Mason, 358. Nº de ref. del artículo: 04564

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  • Meinhold, William (Ed.) Lady Duff Gordon (Trans.)

    Publicado por London: The Vale Press (1903)

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    Descripción: Hardcover. Condición: Fine. No Jacket. One of only 10 copies printed throughout on pure vellum, in a full leather binding. Small folio, full maroon crushed levant; multiple gilt fillet borders, with gilt arabesques in centers and in corners. Back gilt with floral sprays; inner dentelles gilt by Zaehnsdorf. This binding has on the rear paste-down endpaper a small gold seal featuring a bookbinder. This seal was used by Zaehnsdorf only on their finest book-bindings. A magnificent work preserved in a binding of matching beauty. 156 pp. Woodcut border and decorations by Charles Ricketts. The first English edition was published in 1844, this being the first Vale Press edition. An exceptionally fine copy. Nº de ref. del artículo: L-416

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  • La collection Spitzer. Antiquité - Moyen-Age -: VARIOUS].

    VARIOUS].

    Publicado por Paris Maison Quantin -92 (1890)

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    Descripción: Number 33 of a limited edition of 600 copies; 6 vols, folio (510 x 380 mm); 342 chromolithographed and heliogravure plates (some heightened in gold), numerous illustrations in the text, random foxing, mostly to fly-leaves and tissue-guards with resultant offsetting to some plates (mostly margins), more so to vol. I , text generally clean and bright; extremely lavish contemporary bindings by Zaehnsdorf of chestnut morocco with exceptionally fine, intricate gilt panels, in rose and white gold, to boards and spines, gilt dentelles, red moiré doublures, each with contemporary gilt coat of arms of the Lawrence family, top edges gilt, a few superficial scuffs, mild fading to spines, otherwise fine; original cloth covered slip-cases, with wraparound faux leather spines, some wear, some joints starting on cases, otherwise still very serviceable and presentable. Sumptuous contemporary bindings by Zaehnsdorff. One of the most important collections of handicrafts from the Middle-Ages and the Renaissance, amassed by one man, Frédéric Spitzer (1815-1890). This unique collection includes thousands of superb objects described by the leading art scholars of the time, such as Alfred Darcel, Leon Palustre, Eugene Munt, Emile Molinier, etc. Three years after his death ins 1890 (born 1915) Frédéric Sptizer's splendid private collection of antiques, Medieval and Renaissance art, arms and armour was auctioned in Paris for a total of 9 million Francs, much of it purchased by Sir George Salting (1835-1909), who in turn bequeathed his collection to the British Museum, the National Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Comprising: Vol. 1: Antiques, ivoires, orfévrerie reliqieuse, tapisseries. Vol. 2: Émaux peint, meubles et bois sculptés, faïences de Saint-Porchaire, faïences de Bernard Palissy, serrurerie, cuirs. Vol. 3: Orfévrerie civile, incrustations sur métal, peintres sur verre, verrerie, vitraux, bijoux et bagnes, faïences et grès de Flandre et d'Allemagne, contellerie, sculptures en bois en pierre de Munich, sculptures en bois et en pierre de Munich. Vol. 4: Faïences Italiennes, faïences Hispano-Moresques, sculptures, plaquettes, medailles, dinanderie. Vol. 5: Gemmes, horologes et montres, instruments de mathématiques, manuscrits, miniatures et dessins, cires, etoffes et broderies, coffrets, jeux. Vol. 6: Armes et armures. Nº de ref. del artículo: 102233

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  • Across East African Glaciers: An Account of: Meyer, Hans [Translated

    Meyer, Hans [Translated by E.H.S. Calder]

    Publicado por London George Philip & Son 1891 (1891)

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    Descripción: Condición: fine. One of 50 signed copies on Japanese Vellum. [i-v], vii-xx, [1], 2-404pp. Quarto. Finely bound by Sangorski Sutcliffe & Zaehnsdorf in modern 3/4 brown morocco over brown cloth. Cloth edged in double gilt fillets on both boards. Spine in 6 compartments. Titles to second and third; remaining stamped in gilt. Raised bands tooled in gilt. Date stamped to foot of spine. Light shelfwear to bottom edge of boards. Corners lightly rubbed. Top edge gilt, remaining edges uncut. Engraved bookplate to front pastedown and small circular ink stamp to title page, else clean internally. Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies, this being #34. Signed by Meyer on limitation page. A handsome copy. Neate M92. Alpine Club Library Catalogue page 212. A finely bound example of the exceedingly scarce signed edition limited to 50 copies on Japanese Vellum of this classic of African Mountaineering. Meyer's expedition completed the first undisputed ascent of the Kibo Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, thereby achieving the first ascent of the highest peak on the highest mountain of the African continent. Illustrated with 3 folding maps and 40 illustrations, many of which are full page photogravures and photographs. Chromolithograph frontis. A finely bound copy of a cornerstone of African mountaineering. Americana Exchange records only 2 unique copies of this limited edition as having sold at auction. Nº de ref. del artículo: 137926

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  • The Rough Riders, signed by Theodore Roosevelt,: Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Publicado por Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1899)

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    Descripción: Full leather. First edition. This is the first edition of Theodore Roosevelt s chronicle of perhaps the most famous regiment in American history and the "crowded hour" during the Spanish-American War that propelled Roosevelt s fame. Unique and compelling, this copy is signed by Roosevelt, inscribed by a Rough Rider to the soldier s mother, and magnificently bound in full brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey of London. The upper recto of the leaf preceding the half-title is signed "Theodore Roosevelt". A five-line inked inscription below the author s signature reads: "To my dear mother, | from her loving son | Henry W. Bull | Sergt. "K" Troop | 1st U.S. Vol. Cavalry." The elegant binding features a hubbed spine, gilt-ruled and decorated compartments, gilt-tooled spine bands, elaborately gilt-bordered covers, and gilt-ruled edges. The gilt-edged contents are bound with hand-sewn head and foot bands. Generous turn-ins with decorative gilt tooling frame marbled endpapers. The original brown cloth cover is bound in at the rear. "BOUND BY ZAEHNSDORF FOR ASPREY & CO" is gilt-stamped on the lower front pastedown. Condition is fine, the binding pristine, the contents clean, bright, and free of markings apart from light spotting limited to the frontispiece verso. Statesman, reformer, explorer, naturalist, soldier, rancher, and author, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the 26th and youngest ever president, both herald and agent of America s assumption of global power. Before the Spanish-American War, as Under-Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt pushed the boundaries of his authority to prepare the American Navy, enabling decisive victory over the Spanish at Manila Bay. But no sooner had Congress declared war on Spain, on April 25th 1898, than Roosevelt declared he would resign to volunteer for the army, contrary to wishes of his friends, colleagues, and President. Volunteer regiments were "to be composed exclusively of frontiersmen possessing special qualifications as horsemen and marksmen." However, Roosevelt so successfully promoted the regiment that 20,000 applications were received in five days for fewer than 800 places. "Projecting a vision of a unique fighting force that would represent a microcosm of the country itself, Roosevelt persuaded the authorities to enlarge the regiment to include a troop of easterners." Henry Worthington Bull of Troop K, raised in New York s high society and a graduate of Columbia University, was among them. (In the Appendix A muster-out roll his name is misspelled "Buel", but is correctly recorded in the national archives.) Newspapers called Bull s cohort a variety of names, including "millionaire recruits" and "Fifth Avenue Boys". Roosevelt made them part of a cohesive unit, ensuring that "cowboys and wranglers slept side by side with the scions of financiers" and bringing "easterners and westerners together in the daily chores of washing laundry and digging and filling latrines." (Kearns Goodwin, Leadership) The experience was perhaps not unlike that of Roosevelt himself in the Badlands, which he had entered as a privileged dilettante and left as a seasoned rancher. Roosevelt s Rough Riders arrived in Cuba on 23 June 1898. By 17 July the Spanish had surrendered Cuba. In the intervening weeks the regiment proved worthy of its press and Roosevelt s charge during the Battle of San Juan Hill ultimately carried him to the White House. Henry Bull returned to the world he left, working as a stockbroker and serving as president of the Turf and Field Club as well as the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association. In 1904 he married Maud Livingston, who had been engaged to Willie Tiffany, a fellow rough rider who died in service. In 1910, Bull was selected to hand-deliver a reunion invitation to Roosevelt in London, who returned to New York for the event. One of the Bulls' adopted children, Phyllis Livingston Baker, eventually married Fred Astaire, with whom Bull shared a love of horses. Bull died in 1958 at the age of 84. Nº de ref. del artículo: 005720

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  • Bleak House.: Dickens, Charles.

    Dickens, Charles.

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    Descripción: London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852-1853. 19 parts (20 numbers) in 2 vols. Vol. 1: 8vo, xiv, 624 pp. with the full text, 40 plates etched by "Phiz", including the engraved title, plus the original wrappers and some ads bound in. Full green morocco gilt with pink silk doublures, t.e.g. Vol. 2: Bound ads (the majority), various sizes and paginations. Half green morocco gilt with marbled paper sides and endpapers, t.e.g. Very handsome bindings by Zaehnsdorf, slightest rubbing to morocco, the finest set known. § First edition, bound from the original parts, with the advertisements collected in a separate volume. Dickens' great byzantine tale of family secrets, rapacious lawyers, and innocent victims, which helped lead to actual legal reform in the United Kingdom. Originally serialized in 19 parts (the final part contained two numbers), this is surely the finest bound set known, presented with the wrappers, illustrations, and advertisements in a superb Zaehnsdorf binding. Lacking only 2 of 16 slips for Household Words (issues 5 and 6 per Hatton & Cleaver), and the slip announcing the plate mishap from part 9. The ad for "The Village Pastor", often lacking, is present, as are all issues of the Bleak House Advertiser (divided between vols. 1 and 2), and 80 additional ads and inserts. Previously sold by Colin Franklin to a private collector and thence to us. Eckel 79-81. Sadleir 682. Hatton & Cleaver pp.275-304. Nº de ref. del artículo: 123284

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  • MEE, Margaret Ursula.

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    Descripción: London: L. van Leer & Company for The Tryon Gallery in association with George Rainbird, 1968. Folio (530 x 390mm). Original full natural vellum by Zaehnsdorf, gilt facsimile of author's signature blocked on upper board, vignette of a tejú-assu lizard after Mee blocked in gilt on lower board, spine lettered in gilt, endpapers with printed vignettes of the tejú-assu after Mee, top edges gilt,; pp. [80], title printed in green and black; illustration: original gouache over pencil painting on paper watermarked 'Raffaello Fabbriano' signed 'Margaret Mee' mounted as an additional frontispiece, retaining tissue guard, 32 colour-lithographed plates including frontispiece, all plates retaining tissue guards, text illustrations, double-page map [after Greville Mee] printed in red and black showing Mee's journeys and the locations where the flowers depicted were collected, ; a fine copy. First and only edition, limited to 500 copies de luxe copies signed by Mee to verso of title page and with an original gouache by Mee. Both the issues of 100 de luxe copies and of six copies reserved for the artist contain an original gouache painting by Mee mounted as a frontispiece. Mee's early expeditions into the Amazon region culminated in this, the first major publication of her Brazilian flower paintings and a botanical book of the greatest importance. Not only are the images the result of painstaking observation and meticulous attention to detail, the descriptions -- supplemented by notes from Mee's own travel diaries -- were written by the noted Brazilian, American, and British taxonomists Luiz Emygdio de Mello, Bassett Maguire, Andrà Robyns, Richard S. Cowan, Lyman B. Smith, John J. Wurdack, B.L. Burtt, David R. Hunt, Guido F.J. Pabst, and Raulino Reitz. The text, which is prefaced by an introduction by Mee's friend Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), the famed Brazilian artist and landscape gardener, has an authoritative rigour that supports the magnificent illustrations. As George Taylor (the Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) remarked in his preface, 'special scientific interest and importance attaches to certain of the plates, which portray species new to science, or are illustrated for the first time, and the consummate quality of all the paintings is enhanced by botanical accuracy in the observation of detail [.] Mee's work is of an unusually high order of excellence, and in the best tradition of flower painting'. The three new species described and illustrated are the Catasetum meeae (no. 16, 'collected by Margaret Mee in the State of Amazonas, at the Içana River [in December 1964], and brought into cultivation at São Paolo where it flowered in July 1965', and named for Mee by Pabst); the Spathiphyllum grazielae (no. 31, collected in Paranapiacaba, São Paolo, in February 1967); the Neoregelia margaretae (no. 25, collected by Mee by the Rio Içana in January 1965 and named for her by Smith). Ruth Stiff and Simon Mayo state that, 'during her journeys, Margaret Mee collected four of the five species of Neoregalia known from Amazonian Brazil, and is credited with first discovering three of them herself -- N. margaretae, N. leviana, and N. meeana. Margaret's significant contribution to the knowledge of this genus helped establish her reputation as both a scientist and a botanical explorer. As Neoregalia margaretae has not yet been recollected, it is known only from Margaret's collections' (M. Mee Margaret Mee's Amazon (Woodbridge and Kew: 2004), p. 302). Flowers of the Brazilian Forests was conceived when Mee's work attracted the attention of Sir George Taylor, the Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, after she had won the Royal Horticultural Society's Grenfell Medal in 1960. Together with the Right Hon. Aylmer Tryon, the owner of the Tryon Gallery in Mayfair, and Wilfrid Blunt, the historian of botanical art, Taylor formulated a plan to publish Mee's work. The Duke of Edinburgh agreed to be a Patron of the project and Tryon made arrangements with George Rainbird, the gifted book designer, to design and produce the magnificent folio. Rainbird had bought the celebrated binder Zaehnsdorf in the mid-1950s and so it was natural that they should be commissioned to produce the fine bindings in natural vellum. Mee left the Instituto de Botânica in São Paolo in 1965 and dedicated much of the next two years to the production of the book. This was exhausting work, since she not only had to prepare the thirty-two images for publication but also to complete the original gouaches that were inserted into the de luxe copies. The book was ready for publication by the summer of 1967 and was launched with a private view and dinner at the Tryon Gallery in the November, which was followed by a full exhibition in January 1968. Nearly all of the 500 copies were sold out in advance. The book was a commercial landmark; moreover, the critical response was overwhelming, and Wilfrid Blunt wrote in the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society that the paintings 'place Mrs Mee in the first rank of botanical artists. Indeed they would stand without shame in the high company of Georg Dionys Ehret and Redoutà '. Nº de ref. del artículo: 2089896

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    Descripción: and accompanied by a map. Transl. from the German by John Black. London: R. Ackermann 1820. LARGE PAPER COPY bound in a stunningly ornate full crushed two-tone oasis binding by Zaehnsdorf of London. Extra gilt borders on both front & rear covers. Spine gilt panelled. Inside dentelles. All edges gilt. Silk wove endpapers. Folio (measuring 41 x 33cm.). (xvi 178pp.). With 24 magnificently hand-coloured aquatint plates each with a protective tissue-guard and folding engrv. map at end hand-coloured in outline. Preserved in specially made fleece-lined qtr. morocco folding solander case with gilt title and raised bands to spine. According to Abbey Travel No. 217 only 50 large paper copies were produced. NOTE: To fully appreciate its binding we would be happy to supply photographs of this item on request. Nº de ref. del artículo: 225515

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