Search results for: 'WORTH, Thomas'
WORTH, Thomas. Original sketches made on board Edgar E. Holley's Evelyn during a New York Yacht Club cruise in 1867.
New York : c.1867"These sketches were drawn by Thomas Worth who was on board the yacht Evelyn at the time she made the cruise with the New York Yacht Club about 1867. Those on board were E.E., Holley owner, Mr. Amos Stellenwerf, Mr. Dan Slote, Mr. Chas. Van Zant, and the Artist. The accompanying sketches were actual incidents of the cruise. Three sketches are scenes... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 96970
(TAYLOR, Thomas, trans.) ORPHEUS. The Mystical Hymns of Orpheus.
Chiswick : 1824Second edition (edited and expanded since the first edition of 1787, with additional notes) of the Hymns of Orpheus by the influential translator and neoplatonist Thomas Taylor (1758-1835). Taylor was the first to translate into English the complete works of Plato and Aristotle, and also these Orphic fragments. He was such a committed Hellenist that... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 137323
[KEIGHTLEY, Thomas.] The Fairy Mythology.
London : 1828First edition, first issue, of this influential anthology of fairy tales and lore by the Irish writer Thomas Keightley (1789-1872). It is a notably international survey, with chapters on Persian and Arabian romance, the Icelandic Sagas and Eddas, Scandinavian elves, dwarves, and mermaids, German, Swiss, Greek, Italian, French, Spanish, Finnish, Slavic,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140964
[KEIGHTLEY, Thomas.] The Fairy Mythology.
London : 1828First edition, first issue, of this influential anthology of fairy tales and lore by the Irish writer Thomas Keightley (1789-1872). It is a notably international survey, with chapters on Persian and Arabian romance, the Icelandic Sagas and Eddas, Scandinavian elves, dwarves, and mermaids, German, Swiss, Greek, Italian, French, Spanish, Finnish, Slavic,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137746
DOWNEY, Thomas. Naval Poems. Pleasures of the Naval Life, and the Battle of Trafalgar.
1813First edition. Downey explains that he has written "The Pleasures of Naval Life" as a corrective to the "tone of querulous despondence" that underlies so much naval literature; "The Naval Life is NOT a series of privations, distresses, and affliction. It presents a variety of situations, the delights of which are heightened by contrast." The poem takes... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 42970
MOIVRE, Abraham de. Annuities upon Lives: or, the Valuation of Annuities upon any Number of Lives; as also, of Reversions. To which is added, an Appendix concerning the Expectations of Life, and Probabilities of Survivorship.
London : 1725First edition, the dedication copy, with 4-page printed dedication to Thomas Parker, first earl of Macclesfield. Along with Halley, de Moivre may be considered the founder of actuarial science and a master of probability theory. He was perhaps the first to develop probability theory extensively and the first to use probability theory to write a comprehensive... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135358
ACKERMANN, Rudolph. The Microcosm of London.
London : [1808-10]First edition, early issue with a number of the plates in their first state. "Ackermann's The Microcosm of London... is a book of major importance. The architectural drawings were by Augustus Charles Pugin, a French refugee who came to London in about 1798, 'driven from his country either by the horrors of the French Revolution or by private reasons... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 62650
[MACDONALD, Andrew.] L'Indépendant, nouvelle anglaise imitée par M. Soulès.
A Geneve, : 1788First edition of each work. The Independent (1784) was an English-language novel in two volumes by the ill-fated Scottish poet and playwright Andrew Macdonald (1757-1790). It is here "imitated" by the French historian and translator François Soulés (1748-1809), author of the two-volume Histoire des troubles de l'Amérique anglaise (London, 1785),... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 111406
WRIGHT, Joseph, of Derby. A collection of ten quarto publications from the library of the painter,
Bath, Chichester, Derby, London : 1772-94Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s were mostly for small portraits... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 128831
(NAVAL SIGNALS.) Signals and Instructions for Ships under Convoy.
London : 1808Extremely uncommon set of instructions for merchant ships sailing in convoy during the Napoleonic Wars. Copac shows a single copy dated to 1802 at NMM, OCLC adds copies identified as 1804 at NYPL and Princeton, another lacking self-wraps - "1800s" - at the Peabody Essex and NYHSL, another similar at the State Library of New South Wales, 1802, and copy... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127082
HALLIWELL, James Orchard. Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales:
London : 1849First edition of this important little work; scarce in commerce. James Orchard Halliwell (later Halliwell-Philipps, 1820-1889), antiquary and literary scholar, co-founder of both the Percy and Shakespeare Societies, is one of the most significant figures in the codification of English nursery rhymes. Popular Rhymes was a sequel to his groundbreaking... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 136692
ACOSTA, Jose de. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies.
London : 1604First edition in English of "the most convincing, detailed, and reliable account" of the Americas at this time, in a notably attractive contemporary binding (Hill). While this influential work is well-held institutionally it is scarce in commerce, and especially so in a contemporary binding, with only five such copies appearing at auction in the last... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 141468
BULSTRODE, Whitelocke. Essays upon the Following Subjects.
London : 1724First edition, the presumed dedication copy to Thomas Parker (1666-1732), the first Earl of Macclesfield, with the Macclesfield library bookplate to the front pastedown (south library), blindstamp to the frontispiece and title page, pencilled shelf marks to the initial blank, and shelf labels to spine; subsequently sold as part of the celebrated sales... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 139490
LAWRENCE, Henry Montgomery. Some Passages in the Life of an Adventurer in the Punjab.
Delhi : 1842First edition, extremely uncommon, just two copies - BL and Oxford - on Copac, OCLC adds five more - NYPL, Yale, Harvard, universities of Minnesota and Missouri. One of the earliest commercial productions of this press, all Delhi imprints before 1850 are uncommon. Excellent copy of Lawrence's "fictionalised memoirs of Colonel Bellasis who joined the... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 107518