Search results for: 'a history of garden art'
GOTHEIN, Marie Louise. A History of Garden Art.
London : 1928First edition in English, originally published in German in 1913. With a superb provenance: from the library of the artist Walter Beck (1864-1954), with his delightful "Singing Trees" bookplates (designed by him and wood-engraved by T. Cole) and captioned "Innisfree" after his celebrated gardens at Millbrook, New York; both volumes - but particularly... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 114828
RUSSELL, Bertrand. History of the World in Epitome. (For use in Martian infant schools).
London : 1962First UK edition, issued on the occasion of Russell's 90th birthday on 18 May 1962. The History of the World in Epitome is a 21-word summary of the human trajectory from the garden of Eden to the apocalypse in reaction to the Cuban missile crisis, with Themerson's charming pen and ink drawings. Printed on a single quire of gold metallic paper, it was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123786
AUSTEN, Ralph. Observations upon some part of Sr Francis Bacon's Naturall History as it concernes, Fruit-trees, Fruits, and Flowers:
Oxford : 1658First edition. Ralph Austen (c. 1612-1676) is a fascinating figure, a combination of self-taught gardener and religious radical, whose "approach to horticulture was innovative, experimental, and sceptical of the authority of theorists" (ODNB). Here he challenges Sir Francis Bacon over his theory of the descent of sap, opposing the findings of his friend... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129008
(POTTER, Beatrix.) Christmas gift of a gilder's set for her friend Gertrude Mary Woodward.
[c.1896-1911]A gilding set presented from Beatrix Potter to her close lifelong friend and fellow artist Gertrude Woodward, inscribed "with best wishes for Christmas & New Year from Beatrix Potter", on the inner paper wrapper. Gertrude Mary Woodward (18541939) was a professional colour-wash illustrator who was commissioned to undertake palaeontological drawings,... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 133403
BUCHANAN, John. The Shirè Highlands.
Edinburgh and London : 1885First edition.
John Buchanan (1855-1896) was a Scottish missionary, horticulturist, and planter. Appointed by the Church of Scotland in 1846 to be gardener at its mission in Blantyre (now in Malawi), he was soon after sent to open another one, in the territory of Chief Mlumbe, for which he picked "a site on the Mulunguzi River, which within a few... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 121840
HAWKINS, Sir John. Two manuscript estate indentures relating to Hawkins's property at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard in 1567. Signed by Sir John Hawkins and Dame Margaret Hawkins respectively.
Chatham, Kent : 1582 & 1599A superb example of the signature of one of the great sailors of Elizabethan England, the first document showing him acquiring land at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard by Elizabeth I in 1567. Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595), merchant, privateer and naval commander, was cousin to Sir Francis Drake "but Hawkins arguably knew more about seamanship... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 115601
FLAUBERT, Gustave. Bouvard and Pécuchet.
London : 1896First English translation, scarce deluxe issue, of Flaubert's final, unfinished, novel, originally published in France in 1881, and considered by some his masterpiece. Flaubert died in 1880 while working on the book that he confessed to George Sand as early as 1874 "will be the death of me!". The story affectionately satirises two ordinary men who strive... Learn More£875.00
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(JAZZ.) Aerobleu Poster Box.
San Francisco : 1997"Throughout jazz history there have been nightclubs where music and the atmosphere live on to become legendary, like Minton's in Harlem or Lincoln Gardens in Chicago. In Paris in the late 1940s, it was Aerobleu - notorious for its all-night jam sessions and enigmatic owner Max Morgan " Or not. Aerobleu was in fact "a unique marketing, storytelling and... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 66680
FISCHER, Heinrich August. Versuch einer historisch-pragmatischen Beschreibung des alten deutschen Oekonomie, und des, in der Folge der Zeit, daraus erwachsenen deutschen fürstlichen Kammerwesens.
Leipzig : 1755First edition of Fischer's history of the old German economy from the earliest times, and of the recent development of Cameralism, comprising a valuable survey of the historical literature from the 17th century onwards. Including treatises on agriculture, arts and manufactures, as well as law and Fischer gives a 126-page bibliography, two colums per... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135287
SWINBURNE, Henry. Travels in the Two Sicilies … in the years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780.
London : 1783-5First edition. Scion of an old Catholic family, Swinburne was educated "at the monastic seminary at Lacelle, France, the University of Paris, Bordeaux, and finally the Royal Academy in Turin, where he developed a keen interest in the arts" (ODNB). By 1763 he had inherited the family estates following the death of his older brother, and, now financially... Learn More£3,000.00
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SEXTON, George. Spirit-Mediums and Conjurers: an Oration delivered in the Cavendish Rooms, London, on Sunday evening, June 15th, 1873.
London : 1873First and only editions. A decidedly uncommon pamphlet - just 12 locations world-wide - containing the text of a famous lecture by Dr George Sexton tackling the differences between conjurors and mediums, and endeavouring to undermine the claims of the former. Sexton was a secularist and freethinker who converted to Spiritualist cause after attendance... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 125727