Search results for: 'sylva'
NORMAN, Sylva. Cat Without Substance.
London : 1931First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the month of publication, "Nellie Grange, who prods the sleepiest mule into activity - from Sylva Norman. 31 August 1931". Set in post-war London, this is Norman's second novel. Norman collaborated with Edmund Blunden on their 1932 novel We'll Shift Our Ground, and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139340
WALKER J & C. NORTH AMERICA SHEET VII. PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, MARYLAND, DELAWARE, COLUMBIA AND PART OF VIRGINIA
1844A detailed map of the North East American states. From Halifax in North Carolina in the south to Tioga in the North and Lewis, Virginia in the west to Delaware Bay in the east. Published for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, London. Learn More£195.00
Stock Code: 56048
AUSTEN, Ralph. A Treatise of Fruit-Trees,
Oxford : 1665Third edition, first published in 1653. The third edition includes the text of Austen's observations on Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum, which he had published in 1658. The life of the horticulturist Ralph Austen (1612-1676) was an odd mix of Anabaptist radicalism and gardening. "Austen contributed to three areas which, in the millenarian atmosphere... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129007
TICE, Clara. Animals and Nudes.
New York : 1922First edition, deluxe issue, one of 30 copies with an original etching and watercolour by Tice; this copy additionally marked as the "artist's copy", with an presentation inscription by Tice to the colophon, "To Colonel Hughes, Clara Tice". Tice's exhibition Animals and Nudes, for which this is a catalogue, was held at the Anderson Galleries in New... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123615
HASSE, Johann Adolph. The Comic Tunes &c.
London : 1741First edition of the first volume of what became a highly popular eight-volume series printed over 20 years, and representing important documentation of the rôle of Italian dancers in London theatres in the mid-18th century."For just over two decades in the middle of the eighteenth century the firm of John Walsh sporadically published booklets of music... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134786
[DEPEW, Wally, ed.] PN2 experiment flipbook, nos 2 & 5.
Scranton, PA : [c.1964-1966]Two rare flipbooks of avant-garde mimeo-art/concrete poetry issued by the Poetry Newsletter, which was published by Pennsylvania native Wally Depew in the mid-1960s and ran through 12 issues. The somewhat tongue-in-cheek "Bibliography" for each flipbook includes the Works of Rabelais, "Eadweard" Muybridge's Human Figure in Motion, John Cage's Silence,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135171
(EROTICA.) CRÉBILLON, [Claude-Prosper-Jolyot de.] La Nuit et le Moment ou les Matinées de Cythere.
Paris : 1924First edition thus, number 158 of 230 copies on vélin d'Arches (the first ten had an extra japon suite), of this libertine dialogue between "Cidalise" and "Clitandre" (first published in 1755) illustrated with erotic etchings by Félix Roy, termed the "Sylvain Sauvage". Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122324
ROHAULT, Jacques. Tractatus Physicus
London : 1682First London edition, following the Geneva Latin edition of 1674; originally published as Traité de physique (Paris: Charles Savreux, 1671). This edition is dedicated to the physician Thomas Short (1635-1685); Pepys owned a copy (item 1278 in the catalogue of his library). Through the English version of the theologian and philosopher Samuel Clarke... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127068
LOWRY, Lois. The Giver.
Boston : 1993First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lowry to M. M. Kimmel on the title page, "For Maggie, ( Speaking of Givers-), with love Lois Lowry 1995." Margaret Mary Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on many important library councils including, the Carnegie... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 89693
(FASHION.) Fans - 1932.
Harrisburg, PA : 1932Spectacular trade catalogue featuring the vivid pictorial fans produced by The Myers Manufacturing Co., a Pennsylvania novelty company founded by Dr. L.B. Myers, the first man to patent rubber tips for pencils. Myer's fans were essentially an advertising medium commended for their "distinctive appearance - large advertising space - compactness", and... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 79116
HAMILTON, William. Book-Keeping New Modelled:
Edinburgh : 1735First edition, extremely rare, with the ESTC (T183835) locating only one copy in Britain, at the National Library of Scotland, and two in America (Harvard and Pennsylvania). Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 105424
BURNAND, Francis Cowley. The Ride to Khiva.
London : 1877First edition in book-form of this agreeable parody of Frederick Burnaby's classic A Ride to Khiva (1876), not advertised as such, but uniform with Bradbury, Agnew and Co's "Our Novel Shilling Series", which comprised five similar books, all by Burnand and "hitting off the obvious foibles of the authors concerned" (Sadleir), in this case the High Victorian... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 120251
CATLIN, George. Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians:
London : 1851Handsomely bound early printing of Catlin's illustrated account of Native American tribes, first published in 1841, reissued many times over the following 50 years. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 130731
CATLIN, George. North American Indians.
Edinburgh : 1926A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts as well as more than four hundred... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 126141
CORNISH, Francis T. Warre. Letters and sketches of Francis T. Warre Cornish, late 17th Bengal Lancers
Eton : 1902First edition. Francis Thackeray Warre Cornish (1871-1901) served with the 17th Bengal Lancers.
Decidedly uncommon: Copac cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library and Cambridge); OCLC adds six locations British Columbia, Chicago, Minnesota, Bryn Mawr, Calgary, Pennsylvania. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 74644
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
Stock Code: 65638
RAGUET, Condy. A Treatise on Currency and Banking.
Philadelphia : 1839First edition. "This remarkable hard-money treatise is by Condy Raguet (1784-1842), a noted Pennsylvania politician and economist who worked as a merchant in several Latin American countries. He was wholly dedicated to free trade, the free market, and especially to sound money and banking. In A Treatise on Currency and Banking he documents how bank... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123999
GEER, Walter. Napoleon and Marie-Louise: The Fall of the Empire.
New York : 1925First edition, first printing, handsomely bound. Walter Geer (1857-1937) wrote six volumes on the Bonaparte family and the French Revolutionary period after he retired as a terra cotta manufacturer in 1919. He was a life member of the New York Historical Society and secretary-general of the Society of Colonial Wars.
Provenance: front free endpaper... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136801
INDIANA, Robert. Robert Indiana
Philadelphia : 1968First edition, first printing. Edition of 2500 copies. Inscribed in blue felt tip on the front free endpaper by Indiana "*Vinalhaven*, for, Elin, on her island, love, for sharing it, Bob, 12 VIII 69". Indiana has also drawn round his hand on the colophon page and inscribed "For, Elin, too, for, the sea, the sun, a season on her island, love, B In, 12... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 94247
POCK, Alexander. Six highly-finished pencil drawings in the guest-book for Werzer's Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl".
Pörtschach am Wörthersee : 1947The guest-book for Werzer's famous Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl" at Pörtschach am Wörthersee, now the home of the Brahms Haus Museum, containing six highly-finished pencil drawings by Alexander Pock: 1) Mounted officer, with New Year's wishes for 1947, dated on 26 December 1946; 2) Bust-portrait of a feldmarschal, 23 March 1947; 3) Two sailors, "on... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 94476
(COMBERMERE.) Standing Orders for the Bengal Native Infantry,
1828Extremely uncommon, COPAC shows a "second edition" of 1840 at BL and NLS, and a further edition of 1846 in BL; OCLC lists copies of the present edition in Library of Congress and University of Pennsylvania. With a series of ownership inscriptions to the front pastedown: Lieut. H. O. Kedwick 67th regiment; Lieut. Frederick Rainsford, interpreter and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 69256
SOOLE, Godfrey Hope. "Ready for Either." Incidents in the Life of a Young Cavalry Officer.
London : 1911First edition. Uncommon, just 6 copies on Copac, and just 3 copies in North America, Toronto Public Library, universities of Pennsylvania and Kansas. Attractive memorial volume edited from the letters home of Lieutenant Godfrey Hope Soole who served in the 21st Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry, and was killed in 1908 at Umra Killi during the Mohmand... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 74107
MOUZÉ, M. Traité de Fortification Souterraine,
Paris : 1804First edition of this influential work of practical military engineering, this copy with the pencilled ownership inscription of Joseph Gardner Swift, the first graduate of West Point and its second superintendent, to the title page. Swift was appointed a cadet in the Corps of Artillerists at Newport, RI on 12 May 1800, transferring to West Point in... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 83053
WILLIAMS, Aaron. The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn'a.
Pittsburgh : 1866First edition in book form, originally published in articles in the Pittsburgh Commercial in 1865-6, of this key work of utopian communism. Aaron Williams had joined the Harmony Society, based on millenarian communal living, in February 1865. Founded by George Rapp, The Harmony Society had its origins in Germany in the late eighteenth century, before... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 125581
(TUDOR, Tasha.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales.
New York : 1945First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper, "To Ned with best wishes from Tasha Tudor", together with an original drawing by her of a small girl sat on a stool reading. The recipient was Ned Hills, who, with his sister Charlotte, owned the Dutch Inn gift shop in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania.... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 136709
CATLIN, George. North American Indians.
Edinburgh : 1926A handsomely produced edition, scarce in the dust jackets. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 121781
GEER, Walter. Napoleon and Josephine: The Rise of the Empire.
New York : 1924First edition, first printing, a handsomely bound copy. Walter Geer (1857-1937) wrote six volumes on the Bonaparte family and the French Revolutionary period after he retired as a terra cotta manufacturer in 1919. He was a life member of the New York Historical Society and secretary-general of the Society of Colonial Wars.
Provenance: front free... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136802
LEE, John Fitzgerald, & Captain Frederick Walter Radcliffe. The Indian Mutiny.
Rawalpindi : c.1901First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Copac shows Oxford only, OCLC adds copies at the universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Carefully researched and well written digested history of the Mutiny published for officers attempting to pass Staff College. The spectacular folding table, which opens 725 x 335 mm, offers a tabulation of events month... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 110425
(WOMEN; WORLD WAR II.) Original manuscript notebook.
Ramsgate : April 1942 - March 1943A poignant manuscript notebook, amusingly illustrated, recording the friendship and lively exploits of a group of six young women from Ramsgate during the Second World War. The group, who named themselves "the Order of Little Bears", consisted of Maud Isabella Milgate, the primary author of this manuscript, her sister Blanche Adelaide Milgate ("Bibs"),... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137776
(YACHTING.) ELKHORN, cruising motor launch. "Islesboro - - 1926." [label on front pastedown.]
Isleboro, ME : 1926Highly appealing photograph album documenting the Bertolet family's 1926 summer cruise off the Maine coast in the Elkhorn, an 81 foot motor yacht built by George S. Lawley & Sons in 1906, captained at the time by Whitney B. Lowe. Of particular interest are the many identified images of some superb sail and motor yachts of the era, including the Queen... Learn More£1,450.00
Stock Code: 126909
NICOLSON, Harold. Politics in the Train.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. From the library of the third Viscount Esher, Oliver Sylvain Baliol Brett, marked in pencil on the final page of text, "E, Sept. 1936", presumably the date he read it. A political text relating a conversation on a train to Leicester in which Nicolson explains his reasons for joining the National Labour Group. Nicolson... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 116542
GRANT, Anne. Memoirs of an American Lady:
London : 1808First edition, an appealing copy in the original boards with an excellent association, of the author's best-known work, "a fascinating document in cultural history" (Orlando), comprising a childhood autobiography and a biography of the titular "American Lady", Catalina Schuyler, a Dutch-American woman who had a great influence on Grant's education and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137443
ALCOTT, Louisa May. Inscribed carte-de-visite.
New York : May 1882A delightfully personal memento, a carte-de-visite inscribed on the verso by Alcott to her friend Mary Williams, "Betsey from Sairy May 1882"; with an identifying note in an unknown hand below the author's inscription: "Sairy Louisa M Alcott, Betsey Mary H. Williams". The names of "Sairy" and "Betsey" were taken from the characters of the bibulous... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 137833
LOWRY, Lois. Number The Stars.
Boston : 1989First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lowry to M. M. Kimmel on the title page, "For Maggie, with thanks once again, Lois Lowry '95." Margaret Mary Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on many important library councils including, the Carnegie 100 (an advisory... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 95803
(EUGENICS & CRIME.) Research Studies of Crime as related to Heredity.
1925First edition of this collection of papers emphasising the eugenic aspects of crime: Harry Olson's presidential address, "Crime and Heredity," to the 1923 Annual Meeting of the Eugenic Research Association, 1923 - Olson was Chief Justice of the Municipal Court; the 1925 presidential address, "Crime from the Psychiatrist's Point of View," Charles W.... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 63619
(BECKETT, Samuel.) HAYMAN, David. Tristan and Isolde in Finnegans Wake:
[University Park, PA] : 1964Offprint from the journal of Comparative Literature Studies. Inscribed by the author above the title, "For Sam Beckett with warm regards, David". Hayman is a literary critic and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who participated in the publication of Joyce's complete manuscripts, and has also written a number of essays on Beckett's works.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 75881
(GIELGUD, John.) WEBSTER, John. The Duchess of Malfi.
London : 1945First Ayrton edition, signed limited issue, 730 of 1,000 copies signed by the author to the first illustration, additionally inscribed by Ayrton to John Gielgud on the front free endpaper, "For John, the great Count Ferdinand, from the designer of a Scottish setting for his murderous intents in sincere admiration Michael Ayrton, July 1946", with Gielgud's... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139447