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MACDONALD, George. Exotics.
London : 1876First edition, sole impression, of this scarce anthology of German and Italian poetry translated into English by noted Victorian fantasy writer George MacDonald, including the Spiritual Songs of Novalis. Also presented are English renditions of Luther, Schiller, Goethe, Heine, Petrarch, Milton (from his Italian), and others.
MacDonald first encountered... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 132842
GONZALES, Babs. I paid my dues. Good times - no bread.
East Orange, N. J. : 1967First edition of Babs's self-published life, hipster, bopster, as "Ram Singh" exotic chauffeur to Errol Flynn, self-publicist. This copy inscribed inside the upper wrap, "Hey Gray! Stay La! La! Gonz 75". Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 88231
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Brown Fairy Book.
New York, London, and Bombay : 1904First US edition, first printing, of the ninth instalment in the Fairy Books series, gathering exotic tales from North America, Brazil, Australia, Africa, Persia, India, Lappland and the Pacific Islands. The UK edition was published in the same year as its American counterpart. The UK edition was published in the same year as its American counterpart.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 87444
(NIELSEN, Kay.) ANDERSEN, Hans. Fairy Tales.
London : First trade edition, first impression, of one of the most beautiful editions of Andersen's fairy tales, work for which Nielsen had begun in 1912. "Though Dulac only indirectly used Art Nouveau, Kay Nielsen, the Danish artist, combined the bizarre side of the movement and its exquisite motifs, as used by Beardsley, with oriental influences in pattern... Learn More£1,400.00
Stock Code: 115524
PHELPS, William. Calendarum Botanicum.
London : 1810First and only edition of Phelps's first book, with the printer's error on p. 166 (numbered 466) as first issued. Writing from Wells, Phelps dedicated the calendar to Mrs Beadon, the wife of Richard Beadon (1737-1824), Bishop of Bath and Wells. She was "a sedulous and extensive cultivator both of English and exotic plants" (dedication). The plates were... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 117284
HEANEY, Seamus. North.
London : 1975First edition, first impression, signed by Heaney on the title page, scarce cloth issue. This copy has the ownership inscription of Anthony Thwaite (b. 1930), an important English poet and editor of "the Movement", and the literary executor of Philip Larkin. Thwaite had favourably reviewed Heaney's 1969 collection Door into the Dark in the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 126140
STEIN, Fritz. Chorliederbuch für die Wehrmacht.
Leipzig : Nazi-period armed forces song-book, first published 1937, this issue most likely 1945. This copy with the armorial bookplate of Peter Emil Króyer, né Krøyer-Kielberg, son of the Danish-born industrialist and philanthropist Ferdinand Michael Krøyer Kielberg, later Sir Michael, who settled in England in 1926. Peter was educated at Malrborough and... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 93223
(DULAC, Edmund.) Sindbad the Sailor & other Stories from the Arabian Nights.
London : First and signed limited edition, number 51 of 500 copies signed by the artist. "The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in Dulac. They allowed him to enlarge his skill at caricature, and at the same time to sharpen his miniaturist's technique and to develop his lyrical sense of tone and composition. The sources he turned to were Japanese... Learn More£2,200.00
Stock Code: 129557
(NIELSEN, Kay.) ANDERSEN, Hans. Fairy Tales.
London : First trade edition, first impression, of one of the most beautiful editions of Andersen's fairy tales, work for which Nielsen had begun in 1912. "Though Dulac only indirectly used Art Nouveau, Kay Nielsen, the Danish artist, combined the bizarre side of the movement and its exquisite motifs, as used by Beardsley, with oriental influences in pattern... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 138801
(DULAC, Edmund.) Stories from the Arabian Nights.
London : 1907Signed limited edition, number 302 of 350 copies numbered and signed by the artist. It was this book that first announced Dulac's status as a popular artist, confirming him as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham... The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in Dulac. They allowed him to enlarge... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 131648
HIGGENS, Mrs. as "Dick Whittington". The Cat Manual.
London : 1902First and only edition, uncommon Copac lists just 5 locations, BL, NLS, Cambridge, Oxford and TCD. Attractive and practical, this little manual was published some eight years before the founding of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy; "My object in writing this little book, has been to provide novices in the cat fancy with a useful handbook, and,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 125980
JENKS, James. The Complete Cook:
London : 1768First edition of this practical book of recipes and domestic management. As with many cookbooks of the period this work combines traditional English recipes with French cuisine with dishes replicate "in the French manner", as well as introducing more exotic dishes, such as "Turtle the West-Indian way" (p. 117). The work also contains medicinal recipes,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135997
BLUNT, Lady Anne. A Pilgrimage to Nejd, the Cradle of the Arab Race.
London : 1881First edition of the classic account of Lady Blunt's trip with her husband Wilfrid Scawen Blunt in Northern Arabia and the Nejd, "the highlands sacred to all Syrian Bedouins as their ancestral homeland" (Howgego). In Lady Blunt's copious journals "her scientific interests are manifest in the mass of aneroid readings, barometric pressures, and compass... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138761
LAYARD, Austen Henry. Nineveh and Its Remains:
London : 1849First edition. Layard who "grew up a Romantic, desperate for fame and exotic experiences, and contemptuous of English professional mores", turned his back on steady employ in his uncle's solicitor's office and set of overland to join another uncle in Ceylon. Side-tracked by adventure he set aside his original itinerary and lived for some time in the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140572
FOMIN, Boris Ivanovic & Konstantin N. Podrevsky. Taiti-trot.
Rostov-On-Don : 1927Unusual provincially published edition of the arrangement of Vincent Youmans's Tea for Two made by Boris Fomin (1900-1948) in 1926 for inclusion in his operetta ''The Career of Pierpont Blake'', lyrics by Konstantin Podrevsky (18881930). "After the restoration of diplomatic relations between the USSR and many Western European countries in 1924, several... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 134553
BACCANTI, Alberto. Maometto, legislatore degli Arabi e fondatore dell'Impero musulmano.
Casalmaggiore : 1791First and only edition of this epic poem in Italian recounting the life of Muhammad in 12 cantos of ottava rima, each canto illustrated with a full-page engraved plate, in addition to two frontispiece portraits of the author and of Muhammad astride a rampant horse, all after original paintings by Paolo Araldi. Originally from Casalmaggiore, Araldi (d.... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 102633
LAYARD, Austin Henry. Nineveh and Its Remains:
1849First edition. Layard who "grew up a Romantic, desperate for fame and exotic experiences, and contemptuous of English professional mores", turned his back on steady employ in his uncle's solicitor's office and set of overland to join another uncle in Ceylon. Side-tracked by adventure he set aside his original itinerary and lived for some time in the... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 133106
(THE SPORTING MAGAZINE.) The Sporting Magazine.
London : 1793-1870 & 1892First editions of the first periodical devoted to general sportsmanship, The Sporting Magazine, issued from 1793 until 1870. This complete collection provides an invaluable resource, reflecting the changes in society and attitudes across the turn of the century, and placing them in relation to the pastimes and sports of British society. Each volume... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 128768
RENOUARD DE SAINTE-CROIX, Carloman-Louis-François Félix, marquis. Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine,
Paris : 1810First edition. Having lost Pondicherry (Puducherry) in the siege of 1793, the French regained it under the terms of the Treaty of Amiens, but in fact Henry Wellesley refused to cede it, and therefore when Renouard de Sainte-Croix (1767-1840) arrived in 1802 he was almost immediately imprisoned. A soldier-savant, he had been sent out to help organise... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 100737
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Inquisiciones.
Buenos Aires : 1925First edition, first impression, a superlative presentation copy of the author's first work of prose. One of 505 copies printed, this is a uniquely untrimmed, unnumbered, and specially bound presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the first blank to his fellow Argentine author, and muse, Norah Lange (1905-1972).
Borges's inscription, using the nickname... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 129496
HAMMOND, Richard. Carnations Cultivated by Richard Hammond of Coddenham in the County of Suffolk.
[Ipswich : 1733A remarkable manuscript volume proudly detailing 84 varieties of carefully curated carnations accompanied by a number of reflective religious discourses. The work, which has been provided with a locally printed title page, contains 18 meticulously if naively hand-drawn and captioned illustrations depicting carnations, a campanula pyramidalis, and a... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138840
(SCOTT, Walter.) REMY, Nicholas. Daemonolatreiae libri tres,
Lyon : 1595Rare first edition of this seminal work on the worship of demons, Sir Walter Scott's copy, with his ownership inscription on the title page and his library shelf mark on the front free endpaper: "Abbotsford Library O13". Scott's fascination with witchcraft led him to spend years gathering "perhaps the most curious library of diablerie that man ever... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 123052
GIRARDOT, Alexandre Antoine. Two albums compiled from an artist's sketchbooks recording nearly 40 years of life in Algeria.
Algeria : 1830-67Alexandre Antoine Girardot (1815-c.1877) has left but few traces of what must have been an unusual and adventurous life. Born in Paris in February 1815, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts on 6 October 1836. A student of Blondel, he exhibited regularly at the Salon between 1841 and 1848, submitting views of Algeria and other "oriental" subjects.... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 110595
PIERALISI, Sante. Osservazioni sul musaico di Palestrina.
Rome : 1858First edition, presentation copy from the prince of Palestrina, Enrico Barberini-Colonna (1823-1889), inscribed on the front wrapper to the French politician Frédéric-Alfred-Pierre, comte de Falloux (1811-1886), instigator of the Falloux Laws, which promoted Catholic education in French schools under Napoleon III. A large and well-illustrated study... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137227
(AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.) Manuscript travel diary of a journey to Australia, New Zealand and the South Sea Islands undertaken in 1897.
In transit : 1897An engaging and detailed daily diary kept by an Englishman travelling to Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of Polynesia, which includes chronicles of cricket, earthquakes, and shooting sports. The volume opens at sea on 1 January 1897, with our unnamed diarist taking part in a deck quoit competition. The phrase "read, smoked and slept" sums up... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 123347
(THE EDGWARE ROAD MURDER.) A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to The Edgware Road Murder of 1837.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as The Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
CHARLTON, Mary. Rosella, or Modern Occurrences.
London : 1799First edition of this anti-sentimental satire on novel-reading by the author and translator Mary Charlton (1794-1824). Charlton wrote several popular novels for William Lane's Minerva Press and she "has much in common with her fellow Minerva best-sellers. All of Lane's top authors worked in the Gothic mode, providing their readers with tales of domestic... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 101111