Australia

Item 1
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FOWLES,  Joseph

Sydney In 1848: illustrated by copper-plate engravings of its principal streets, public buildings, churches, chapels, etc. from drawings by Joseph Fowles

Sydney, printed by D. Wall, 76 York St, and published by J. Fowles, 5 Harrington St, n.d, [1888]
pp88, 40 full-page copperplate engravings. 4to, in original blue/green cloth, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. Lettered in gilt on front board. Foxing to prelims, the text and plates exceptionally fresh and clean

See Ferguson 4766 for the publishing history of this work. Wantrup pp308-9 `[Fowles' sketches] represent with classical simplicity, in clean, sharp lines the city streets, buildings and interiors of a growing and thriving town in precise architectural detail'. This is the Mackaness copy, with bookplate

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Item 2
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LEWIN,  W. J

A Natural History Of The Birds Of New South Wales. Collected, engraved and faithfully painted after nature by John William Lewin, late of Parramatta, New South Wales

London, J. H. Bohte, 1822 (but 1875)
pp[iv), 26pp letterpress, 26 uncoloured engraved plates; folio (39cm). In a handsome half leather binding by John Turner, with a morocco titling label printed in gilt on front board. A fine copy, the large, handsome plates exceptionally clean. With the title page of the 1822 edition, but some pages watermarked `J. Whatman 1875'

The first edition of this book, the first Australian ornithographical work, The Birds of New Holland...' was published in 1803, and subsequently re-issued in 1813 as `The Birds of New South Wales..', both with 18 plates. Both editions are of legendary rarity. After Lewin's death in 1819, his widow returned to England and published the 1822 edition with extra plates. See Ferguson 873, and the catalogue of the State Library of NSW for the entry on David Mitchell's copy, also the 1822 edition with the watermarked Whatman 1875 paper

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Item 3
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MARTIN,  A. Patchett, editor

Over The Sea. Stories of two worlds by Mrs Campbell Praed, 'Tasma', Hume Nisbet, Mrs Patchett Martin (and others)

London and Sydney, Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, (1890). First edition
pp48, 8 chromolitho. plates & colour title page; 4to, pictorial papered boards. Very good (near fine), with no previous owner inscriptions, or any adhesin damage to the colour plates

One of the most attractive 19th Century Australian juveniles. Muir 4842

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Item 4
Click on the image to see an enlarged version NEILSON,  John Shaw

Heart Of Spring

Sydney, The Bookfellow, 1919. First edition
ppx, 94, 8vo, cloth. Slight bumping to corners; very good

Neilson's first commercially published book and one of 500

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Item 5
Click on the image to see an enlarged version OUTHWAITE,  I. R

Fairyland. Verses & Stories by Annie R. Rentoul and Grenby Outhwaite

Melbourne, Ramsey, 1926. First edition
50 tipped-in plates by Outhwaite (19 in colour); folio, pictorial cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others with deckle edge. A little scattered foxing & offsetting, the cloth bright, the paper crisp and clean. A fine copy in the (defective) box

The Edition de Luxe. Number 224 of one thousand copies published for subscribers only (list of subscribers at rear). This copy belonged to subscriber Dr F. H. Vivian Voss (of Rockhampton hospitals note). Fully signed `Ida Rentoul Outhwaite'. Muir 5600

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Item 6
Click on the image to see an enlarged version OUTHWAITE,  I.R

A Bunch Of Wildflowers

Sydney/London, Angus & Robertson, 1948
pp50, 22 tipped-in colour plates, text illustrations; sm. 4to, blue cloth gilt, cloth marked at edges. With the scarce dustwrapper (chipped and lacking about 3 cms at spine)

Muir 5608. The best edition of Outhwaite's most `English' book. First published with only 6 colour plates in 1933

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Item 7
Click on the image to see an enlarged version OUTHWAITE  I.R

Nut-cracker Suite. Fantasia....music by Tchaikowsky. Cover illustration in colour by I. R. O. (fairies dancing in a ring)

Melbourne, Allan & Co, n.d.(c.1940)
pp20, 4to, or. pictorial wrappers by Outhwaite. Sheet music - a very good copy of a charming and ephemeral piece

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Item 8
PRESTON,  Margaret

The Prints: A catalogue raisonne by Roger Butler, with assistance from J. Gillespie, J. Thorne, & Margaret Vine

Canberra, National Gallery, 1987. First edition
ppx, 338, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; 4to, cloth. Some foxing to prelims and finals, else fine in fine dustwrapper

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Item 9
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PRESTON,  Margaret

Recent Paintings 1929. Foreword by Leon Gellert and Sydney Ure Smith, with an essay `92 aphorisms by Margaret Preston and others'

Sydney, Art in Australia, 1929
pp(18), woodblock title page printed in red & black, 9 woodcuts (numbered 1 to 9). In addition the item contains the 13 coloured plates (numbered 10 to 23), tipped onto folded cards, and the extra suite of colour prints, but without the original coloured woodcut. (Roger Butler believes not all 250 woodcuts were issued). 4to, in the original chemise and wraparound cloth box. The cream cloth box is slightly soiled, with sides that are splitting (but complete). A little foxing. A very good set of one of the high points of Australian art book publishing

No. 66 of 250 printed in red and black by Perce Green. This copy inscribed by Margaret Preston to Margaret Castle. Offered with an original typed 4 stanza poem signed by Rex Ingamells `For Margaret Preston'. Rex Ingamells was a leading light of the Jindyworobak Movement, an artistic and literary movement whose members sought to promote indigenous ideas and customs over `alien', European culture. Margaret Preston admired and promoted aboriginal art, and contributed illustrations and essays to Jindyworobak publications

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Item 10
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SULLIVAN,  Pat]

Felix Kept on Walking. Comedy Fox-Trot. Words by Ed. E. Bryant. Music by Hubert W. David

Melbourne, E. W. Cole, n.d. [1923]
pp6, including pictorial wrappers. A fine copy

Issued in conjunction with the `Felix the Cat Cartoons', appearing in Pathe's `Eve & Everybody's Film Review'

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Item 11
Click on the image to see an enlarged version VILLIERS,  Alan

The Way Of A Ship. The story of the square-rigged Cape Horner

London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1954. First edition
pp288, photoplates, end-paper maps; 8vo, cloth. Edges dusty, else very good in the attractive dust wrapper (price-clipped)

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Item 12
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WOLLASTON,  T.C

The Spirit Of The Child

Melbourne, Lothian, 1914
pp228, 12, (Lothian book catalogue), 12 col. & b/w photoplates, including some of opals; sm. 4to, publisher's pictorial hard cover gilt. An exceptionally good, bright copy in fine dust jacket

An interesting mixture of myths, natural history, and geology for children, by the man better known for his works on opals and temperance

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Item 13
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WOLLASTON,  Tullie

The Federal Liquor Service

Melbourne, Lothian, 1910. First edition
pp94, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering. Very good

Temperance treatise, by an author best known for his books on opals. This copy `with the compliments of the author'

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Literature

Item 14
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BALDWIN,  James

Giovanni's Room

New York, The Dial Press, 1956. first edition
pp248, 8vo, cloth. Edges dusty, a little offsetting to endpages, else very good in slightly rubbed dustjacket

The author's second novel

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Item 15
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BATES,  H E

Through The Woods. The English Woodland - April to April

London, 1936, 1st edition
pp144, 73 wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker; 4to, cloth. Very good in price-clipped jacket (price cut from spine, a little chipped)

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Item 16
BURNS,  Robert

The Poetical Works: with a memoir by George A. Aitken. In 3 volumes. The Aldine edition

London, George Bell, 1893
frontis. portrait; 8vo, ornate decorated cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt. lettering, all edges gilt. Extremities sl. rubbbed, foxing to endpapers, else very good

A lovely example of a Victorian cloth binding

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Item 17
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CHRISTIE,  Agatha

Murder In Mesopotamia

London, Collins Crime Club, 1958
pp288, 8vo, red cloth. Edges & prelims spotted, neat owner name. A good plus copy in the attractive Robin Macartney dust jacket (price clipped, but very good)

The first edition was published by the Crime Club in 1938. This later edition is also scarce

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Item 18
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ELLROY,  James

L. A. Confidential

New York, The Mysterious Press, 1990. First edition
pp496. 8vo, cloth backed boards. Top edges lightly spotted, else fine in fine (price-clipped) dust wrapper

The first edition of the novel on which the 1997 film was based. The film starred the relatively unknown Australian actors Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce, as well as Kim Basinger and Kevin Spacey. It was nominated for 9 Academy Awards

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Item 19
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FLEMING,  Peter

Bayonets at Lhasa. The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904

London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961, 1st edition
pp320, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Spotting to edges, dustwrapper price-clipped and a little rubbed, else very good

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Item 20
Click on the image to see an enlarged version (FLEMING, I) MARKHAM,  Robert (Kingsley Amis)

Colonel Sun. A James Bond Adventure

London, Jonathan Cape, 1968. First edition
pp256, maps on end-papers. 8vo, cloth.Top edges lightly spotted, else a fine copy in the Tom Adams dust wrapper. This is the first James Bond continuation novel

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Item 21
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FRANK,  Anne

The Diary Of A Young Girl. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. With an Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt

New York, Modern Library, 1952
pp286 (2). Sm. 8vo, cloth (faintly flecked). Else very good in price clipped dustwrapper. With the sticker of Sydney bookseller Dymock's on front endpaper (hence the price-clipping)

No. 298 in the Modern Library Series. First published in Dutch in 1947, this edition was published the same year as the first American edition, and the first to be published in English

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Item 22
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JONES,  David, illustrator

Seven Fables of Aesop, printed in Greek, with W. H. Shewring's translations into English

London, Lanston Monotype Corporation, 1928. First edition
pp24, the text composed in the New Hellenic designed by Victor Scholderer, printed in red and black; 7 original copper engravings by David Jones. 8vo [205x145mm], cloth, uniformly faded, a little rubbed, else a fine copy

A book of legendary rarity. The colophon at rear states that 150 copies were printed, but Stanley Morison believed that no more than 30 copies were actually published. The fine engravings measure 80x65mm

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Item 23
Click on the image to see an enlarged version KAWABATA,  Yasunari

Thousand Cranes. Translated from the Japanese by Edward G Seidensticker

London, Secker & Warburg, 1959, first English edition
pp144, 8vo, cloth. foxing to edges & prelims; else a good plus copy in price clipped dustwrapper

Kawabata (1899 - 1970) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968

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Item 24
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MAILER,  Norman

The Naked and the Dead

New York, Rinehart & Co, 1948. First edition, first printing, with the publisher's logo, the circled `R' on the copyright page
pp722, frontis. map. 8vo. Original cloth, chipped at spine ends and lower edge of boards. Edges spotted, owner name on fly, inner hinge starting. An only fair copy in the dust wrapper (slightly rubbed and chipped), and with `$4' on top front flap, but a necessary item in any collection of landmark American fiction of the 20th Century

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Item 25
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MISHIMA,  Yukio

Acts of Worship. Translated by John Bester

Tokyo, Kodansha, 1989, first edition in English
pp206, 8vo, cloth. Edges very lightly spotted, else fine in dustwrapper

Yukio Mishima was born in 1925 and died by ritual suicide in 1970. He was expected to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, but lost out to fellow countryman Kawabata

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Item 26
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True Grit. A novel

London, Cape, 1969. First U. K. edition
pp216. 8vo, cloth. Edges lightly spotted, spine slightly leaning, else very good in the very attractive (price-clipped) Tom Adams dust wrapper

The novel was filmed twice. First in 1969 starring John Wayne, and then in 2010 with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. This second movie was written, directed, edited and produced by the Coen brothers, and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards

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Item 27
Click on the image to see an enlarged version REYNOLDS,  Frederic Mansel

The Keepsake for 1833

London, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1832 First edition
pp308, steel engraved frontis., presentation plate (not filled in), engraved half title, 14 tissue-guarded plates; 8vo [120x190mm], in a handsome 19th century binding of half calf, spines raised in compartments, gilt decorations and lettering, marbled boards (very slightly rubbed]. A lovely, clean copy

With 2 stories by Mary Shelley. Other contributors include J. M. W. Turner, and John Martin

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Item 28
Click on the image to see an enlarged version REYNOLDS,  Frederic Mansel, editor

The Keepsake for 1835

London, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1834. First edition
pp352, steel engraved frontis. (after Lawrence), presentation plate (not filled in), engraved half title, 17 tissue-guarded plates; 8vo [120x190mm], in a handsome 19th cenury binding of half calf, spines raised in compartments, gilt decorations and lettering, marbled boards (very slightly rubbed]. A lovely, clean copy

With stories by Mary Shelley, Mrs Norton, Lady Blessington, Agnes Strickland and others

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Item 29
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RUSKIN,  John

Praeterita. Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life.. 3 volumes in 28 monthly parts

Sunnyside, Orphington, George Allen, 1885 - 1888. First editions
large 8vos, printed buff-coloured wrappers, with the `rose' illustration, as issued. Slight tanning to paper, lower corner of one part torn away, else a very good set

Ruskin's last great work, his `highly personalised, selective, eloquent but incomplete account of aspects of his life' in the original parts. Praeterita, 1885-1888, ppviii, 432; 442;182; 3 `Advice' slips, Publisher's Note, and all title-pages and half-titles present. With 2 steel-engravings, `My Two Aunts', and `the Old Drover Packet's Jib'

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Item 30
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WHEATLEY,  Dennis

Murder Off Miami. A New Era in Crime Fiction - A Murder Mystery Planned by J.G. Links

London, 1936
4to, buff wrappers, tied with ribbon. Wrappers fragile and chipped at edges

Presented as a police dossier, complete with typescript pages, facsimile telegrams, notes postcards and clues - strands of hair, used matches, bloodstained material. The sealed section at the rear has been opened

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Item 31
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WHITE,  T. H. & Edward ARDIZZONE, illustrator

The Godstone And The Blackymor

New York, Putman's, 1959, first US edition
pp226 b/w. illus; 8vo, cloth, sl. dusty and prelims a little spotted, else very good in dustwrapper

T. H. White in Western Ireland

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Item 32
Click on the image to see an enlarged version YEATS,  W.B.

A Book of Irish Verse Selected from Modern Writers, with an introduction and notes by W. B. Yeats

London, Methuen, 1895, first edition
ppxxviii, 258,32. 8vo, original cloth gilt. A little foxing, mainly to prelims. Very good

Wade 225

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Item 33
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [YEATS,  W.B.]

John Sherman and Dhoya by Ganconagh

London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1891. First edition
pp196; sm. 8vo [95x175mm], original tan cloth (somewhat darkened with a 1cm brown mark on spine). Top edges gilt. [Leading corner sl. bumped]. Small spots of foxing throughout, but a very good, firm copy. Wade 4

356 copies of the cloth edition were printed of this, Yeats' third published book. It contains two stories, the first more realist than the second which seems to have been included to get the book to a more respectable size. It was released in Fisher Unwin's well-marketed `Pseudonym Library'. Yeats expressed the hope to his sister that he would make 30 pounds from it, but we don't know whether this dream ever eventuated. Certainly the book was popular enough to go into a second edition within a month of first publication, and then a third edition the following year. Yeats said of it at the time, " there is more of myself in it than anything I have done", although 3 years later he was calling it "youthful and languid"

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Item 34
Click on the image to see an enlarged version YEATS,  W.B

The King of the Great Clock Tower

Dublin, Cuala Press, 1934. First edition
pp48 8vo, boards, cloth spine, printed paper label (v. slightly rubbed). A fine copy

400 copies were printed. Wade 179

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Item 35
YEATS,  W.B

Plays for an Irish Theatre. With Designs by Gordon Craig

London, Bullen, 1911
ppxvi, 224, b/w plates by Craig. 8vo, papered boards (sl. darkened), linen spine, paper label (chipped at edges)

With the bookplate of Osbert Sitwell, and 2 neat owner inscriptions

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Item 36
Click on the image to see an enlarged version YEATS  W.B

The Winding Stair

London, Macmillan & Co, 1933. First trade edition
pp102,(2 ), 8vo, in the original cloth decorated in blind & gilt designed by Tom Sturge Moore. Spotting to endpaper, else very good

Wade 169 states 2000 copies were printed

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China & Japan

Item 37
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ALLOM,  Thomas, & WRIGHT, Rev. G. N. (text)

China, in a series of views, displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits of that Ancient Empire. In 4 volumes

London, Fisher, Son & Co, (1843-1847)
128 steel engraved views, tissue guards, and 4 engraved titlepages; 4tos, original ornate decorated red cloth gilt, all edges gilt. Spines worn, corners knocked. Illustrated titlepages spotted, else in good condition, the steel engravings very sharp and fresh, with minimal offsetting or foxing

Thomas Allom, English Architect, (1804-1872), is best known for his topographical views of the Middle and Far East

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Item 38
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BUHOT,  Jean

Histoire des Arts du Japon

Vanoest, 1949
88 plates, and a map. Sm. folio, Bound, with the wrappers, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full crushed morocco, top edges gilt, others uncut (sl. spotting). Very good

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Item 39
Click on the image to see an enlarged version EVANS,  Tom & Mary Anne

Shunga. The art of love in Japan

New York, Paddington Press, n.d
pp302, many b/w illus; rect. 4to, cloth. A fine copy in the slipcase

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Item 40
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FORBES,  Lieut. F. E

Five Years in China from 1842 to 1847. With an account of the occupation of the Islands of Labuan and Borneo by Her Majesty's forces

London, Richard Bentley, 1848
ppx, 406, chromolitho. frontispiece, and text illustrations. 8vo, bound in full calf, marbled edges and endpapers. Binding rubbed, presentation inscription of free flyleaf (1857). Text is fine

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Item 41
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HALL  W. F

The Nemesis in China, comprising A History of the Late War in that Country: with an account of the Colony of Hong-Kong. From notes of Captain W. F. Hall, and personal observations by W. D. Bernard

London, Henry Colburn, 1847, third edition, with a new introduction
ppxxx, 400, 24 (adverts), 3 steel engravings, 7 woodcuts, and 4 maps; 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering. Tanning to the plates and maps, with one plate slightly nibbled at blank edge. Text clean, and the binding very firm, with none of the age wear usual to this cloth

Commissioned by the Secret Committee of the East India Company, the Royal Naval Ship, Nemesis, under the command of Captain Hall, was instrumental in the British Navy's success during the First Opium War (1840-1842)

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Item 42
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HEINEKEN,  Ty & Kiyoko

Tansu. Traditional Japanese Cabinetry

New York/Tokyo, Weatherhill, 1981. First edition
ppxvi, 248, b/w & colour plates, text ills; 4to, cloth. Fine in fine dustwrapper

Tansu is the unique cabinetry of Japan. The book provides specialized information on joinery, metalwork and finishing

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Item 43
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HILLIER,  Jack

Japanese Prints and Drawings from the Vever Collection

London,Sotheby
profusely illustrated in b/w and colour plates; folios, cloth. Leading edges quite heavily spotted, else fine in fine dust jackets and slipcase

No. 1528 of only 2000 copies worldwide. An essential reference

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Item 44
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JARDINE, MATHESON & CO, LTD.

"Jardines" and the EWO Interests

New York, Charles A Phelps, 1947
pp52, photo and text illustrations. 4to, cloth, decorated with red chinese characters, white lettering. Very good

With 4 attractive advertising pamphlets in rear pocket, including one for EWO beer. EWO, after the ancient Chinese Hongs, was the name Jardines gave to various companies established in China, including the EWO breweries

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Item 45
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JIPPENSHA,  Ikku

Shanks' Mare. Being a translation of the Tokaido volumes of Hizakurige, Japan's great comic novel of travel & ribaldry. Illustrated with full-colour reproductions of a rare version of the famed series of woodblock prints "The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido" by Hiroshige Ando (1797-1858) and faitfully rendered into English by Thomas Sachell

Rutland, Vermont/Tokyo, 1960/1962
pp414, tipped-in colour plates, end-paper maps; roy. 8vo, silk boards. Very good in the slighty chipped & sunned dustwrapper

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Item 46
Click on the image to see an enlarged version KOIZUMI,  Kazuko

Traditional Japanese Furniture. A Definitive Guide

Tokyo, 1986
pp224, numerous col. & b/w illustrations, endpaper maps; 4to, cloth. Fine in dust jacket

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Item 47
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LEVY,  Howard S

Chinese Footbinding. The History of a Curious Erotic Custom. Foreword by Arthur Waley. Introduction by Wolfram Eberhard

New York, William Rawls, 1966
pp350, profusely illustrated in black & white; 8vo, cloth. Very good in sl. rubbed, price-clipped dust wrapper

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Item 48
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Chinese Gastronomy. With an introduction by Lin Yutang

London, Nelson, 1969. First edition
pp212, b/w & colour plates; 4to, cloth. A little spotting to edges, else fine in fine dust jacket

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Item 49
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MAYERS,  W. F., D. B. Dennys, and Lieut. Chas King

Treaty Ports of China and Japan. A complete guide to the open ports of those countries, together with Peking, Yedo, Hong Kong and Macao. Forming a Guide Book & Vade Mecum for travellers, merchants, and residents in general

London & Hong Kong & Co, 1867
ppviii, 668, 50 (appendix), 26 (catalogue of boooks on China and Japan), 29 maps and plans, many folding, one torn without loss, many unopened. A well-used copy, with staining to top of pp423 -527. A rebinding copy

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Item 50
Click on the image to see an enlarged version OKUDARIA,  Hideo

Emaki: Japanese Picture Scrolls

Rutland, Vermont/Tokyo, 1962. First edition
pp242, b/w & tipped-in colour plates; 4to, silk boards. Fine in dustwrapper

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Item 51
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SAIKAKU,  Ihara

The Life of an Amorous Woman and other writings. Edited and translated by Ivan Morris

Norfolk, Connecticut, 1963. First edition thus
ppxiv, 406, illustrated in black & white, end-paper maps; roy. 8vo, silk boards. Very good in the dustwrapper

The fiction of Ihara Saikaku (1642-93) has only recently attained the recognition it deserves

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Item 52
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WALEY,  Arthur

The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes

London, George Allen and Unwin, 1958. First edition
pp260,[2], 8vo, cloth. Edges a little spotted, else very good in price-clipped dust wrapper

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Topography, Illustrated Books

Item 53
Click on the image to see an enlarged version COHN,  William & others

Oriental Art. A publication devoted to the study of all forms of Oriental Art. Series 1 volumes 1-3 1948-1951 [all published]. Continued as: New Series Volume 1 to Volume 29 1955-1983/4.

London, 1948 -1983
profusely illustrated. 4tos, early volumes bound, the rest in original pictorial wrappers. Tear to one wrapper, else a fine set

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Item 54
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CUST,  Lionel

The National Portrait Gallery. 2 volumes

London, Cassell, 1901
with numerous photographic plates; 4to, finely bound in half morocco, cloth sides, spines raised in compartments, gilt lettering, decorations & dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The corners and spine extremities with a little rubbing, but very good copies

No. 312 of 750 copies. A wonderful catalogue, arranged historically and chronologically, of British portraits.

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Item 55
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DICK,  Stewart & Helen Allingham

The Cottage Homes Of England

London, Edward Arnold, 1909. First edition
xvi, 288 pages, with 64 colour plates with printed tissue guards; 4to, white cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut Cloth a little discoloured, a little spotting to prelims, else a very good copy

The deluxe edition of 500 copies, numbered and signed by the illustrator, Helen Allingham.

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Item 56
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DINGELSTEDT,  Franz von

Das Weserthal von Munden bis Minden

Cassel, Theodor Fischer, c. 1840
pp14, 140, steel engraved extra title with vignette, 24 steel-engraved plates of views. 4to (150x240mm], contemporary half calf. Sl. rubbing to corners, some spotting and offsetting, but very good

The German poet's Romantic work on the Weser Valley, illustrated by topographical views

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Item 57
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FAHY,  K & C. & A. Simpson

Nineteenth Century Australian Furniture

Sydney, David Ell, 1985. First edition
pp624, col. & b/w plates; large 4to, cloth. Very faint spotting to edges, else fine in very good, slightly sunned dust jacket

This monumental work was published in an edition of 2000 copies

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Item 58
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GOREY,  Edward

Dracula A Toy Theatre. The sets and costumes of the Broadway production of the play designed by Edward Gorey

New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1979, first edition
22 leaves, printed on one side of paper only (someone has drawn and coloured a rather good bunch of flowers on the last blank). Folio [250x380], original wrappers, spirex bound. Very minimal bumping to corners. A very good copy, internally fine

This copy signed `Edward Gorey'

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Item 59
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GROSE,  Francis

Antiquities of Ireland 2 volumes. Preface by Edward Ludwich

London, S. Hooper, 1791. First edition
ppxl, 40, xvi, 98 , over 200 engraved plates. 4tos, full contemporary tree calf, ornately decorated spines in gilt, black & red. Volume 1's titlepage sl. dusty, neat underlining on a couple of pages, with some neat pencil annotations; else a beautifully clean, fresh set in a lovely binding

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Item 60
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GUSMAN,  Pierre

Pompei. La Ville - Les Moeurs - Les Arts. Preface de M. Max. Collignon. Ouvrage orne de 600 dessins dans la texte et 32 aquarelles de l'auteur

Paris, Societe Francaise d'Editions d'Art, L.-Henry May [1899]
pp476, profusely illustrated with b/w illustrations and 12 tissue-guarded colour plates. Folio, bound in half morocco, spines raised in compartments, gilt lettering and decoration, marbled sides and end-papers. Original illustrated paper wrappers (by Leon Rudnick) bound in

Inscribed by the author `To Monsieur Larroumet.... P. Gusman'. Gusman was an artist, illustrator, and historian of the woodcut and of major Roman archaeological sites. Pompei was his first book. Larroumet was the director of the L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts

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Item 61
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The History of Windsor and its Neighbourhood

London, printed for Edmund Lloyd, 1813, first edition
ppx, 360, 21 engraved plates, includes 2 plans, 14 vignettes; 4to [270x350mm], half calf, spines raised in compartments, gilt, contrasting titling label. Some foxing, offsetting from some plates, but a very good copy

Lowndes p.971

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Item 62
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The Oceana and Other Works of James Harrington Esq; Collected, Methodiz'd, and Review'd, with an Exact Account of his Life Prefix'd, by John Toland. To which is added an Appendix, Containing All the Political Tracts Wrote by this Author, Omitted in Mr Toland's Edition. The Third Edition: with an Alphbtetical Index of the Principal Matters

London, A. Millar, MDCCXLVII [1747]
ppxlvi, 632, [xvi, index], engraved frontis., 2 plates, title page printed in red and black; folio, contemporary calf, decorated spines raised in compartments. In a few places, the calf has chipped away, showing the under board, but binding is still firm and presentable. Occasional toning & fingering to paper, but overall very good

Harrington (1611-1677) published his great republican work," Oceana" in 1656. Described by the "Oxford Companion to English Literature" as "part historical analysis, part Utopia, and part a written constitution", it was an intended counter to Thomas Hobbes's "Leviathan". David Hume described Harrington's concept as "the only valuable model of a commonwealth that has yet been offered to the public". The collection by John Toland (1670-1722), the Irish Deist, was first published in 1700 and then in 1737

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Item 63
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Beauties of the Opera and Ballet. Illustrated with ten highly-finished portraits on steel, and numerous engravings on wood...

London, David Boque, n.d. c. 1850
ppxvi, 160, 10 steel engraved , many b/w illustrations within decorative borders printed in colours. 4to, brown cloth ornately decorated in gilt. Scattered foxing, sl. tear to cloth at top of spine. Very good

A beautiful binding - a perfect example of a Victorian illustrated cloth binding

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Item 64
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Histoire de l'Empire Contenant son Origine, ses progres, ses Revolutions, la forme de son Gouvernement, sa Politique, ses Negociations, & les nouveaux Reglemens faits dans les Traites de Westphalie, etc... 2 volumes (complete)

Amsterdam, Weinsteins & Smith, 1733
Vol. 1, engraved frontis., titlepage printed in red and black, (16), lxix, (3), 524. Vol. II, frontis. title, (4) 700. Vol. II with 8 engraved plates of coins (printed one side of paper only), 2 folding plans. Head and tailpieces throughout.. 4tos, [200x260mm], contemporary full calf, rubbed, corners bumped, a little chipping to tops of spines, outer hinges cracked but firm, gilt insignia of Edinburgh's Signet library on covers. Paper sometimes aged stained, but generally very good, attractive copies

Heiss (1615 - 1688], resident of Alsace, and wrote this history of the German Empire from the time of Charlemagne to the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648

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Item 65
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Houses of Glass. A Nineteenth Century Building Type. Translated by John C Harvey

Cambridge, Mass. & London, MIT Press, 1986, first edition in English
pp642, over 700 illustrations and photographs; 8vos, 4to [220x290mm], original cloth (hardcover) and dustwrapper. Fine

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Item 66
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A History Of English Furniture. In 4 volumes.The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany, The Age of Satinwood

London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1938
profusely illustrated with colour plates after Shirley Slocombe, and black & white plates selected by the author. Folios, original red cloth, gilt lettering. Cloth a little marked, else a very good set

First published between 1904-1908, this major survey of English furniture is here reprinted without alteration. The 900 photographs are complemented by 60 colour plates

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Item 67
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The Iliad. [Translated by Alexander Pope]

London, The Nonesuch Press, 1931
pp924, with decorations by Rudolf Koch and Fritz Kredel. 4to, original niger morocco, gilt lettering and borders, marbled endpapers. Occasional very faint foxing; very good in matching marbled slipcase

No. 526 of 925 copies for England. The text is given side by side in Greek and English (from the first edition of Pope's translation 1715). This is 72 in the Nonesuch Century

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Item 68
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The Girlhood of Queen Victoria: a selection from Her Majesty's Diaries between the years 1832 and 1840. 2 volumes

ppxii, 398, xii, 382, 34 tissue guarded plates; 4tos (150x230mm), original blue cloth decorated in gilt and white. A little spotting to prelims and edges, else very good

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Item 69
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The Life of Queen Victoria

London, The Times & Sampson Low Marston & Co, 1901
pp138, 18 fine photogravure plates with printed guards, 4to, gilt stamped leather, some abrasion on cover edging, 2in tear on spine, owner inscription on title page, else very good

No 692 of 1000 copies in a sumptious binding, published shortly after the death of the Queen

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Item 70
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Modern Machine-Shop Practice. 2 volumes complete

London, Virtue & Co, [1886, 1887]
pp386, 396, with over 3000 wood-engravings of machinery, diagrams, etc. Folio [250x335mm], contemporary half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, cloth boards, a little rubbed at corners and spines, foxing to prelims and finals. Very good

A handsome set of this bible of 19th century machinery

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Item 71
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Russian Photograph Album. 28 photographs pasted into a half leather album (370x310mm). 5 photos are of the Imperial family, including Tzar Nicholas II and the Tzarina Alexandra (2 are by Pasetti). There are 2 original and one printed albumen views; the others are coloured scenes of interiors, rural life, and peasant scenes

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Item 72
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A Tour in Scotland 1769 [with] A Tour in Scotland 1772 (Part 2). 2 Vols

Warrington, W. Eyres, 1774, 3rd edition, and London, B. White, 1776
ppxiv, 388, 21 (1 folding) engraved plates, and 34, iv, 482, 47 (21 folding) engraved plates, as called for. 4tos, matching full mottled calf, titling labels., corners rubbed, first vol. with head & tail of spine frayed. Vol. 1 with front hinge tender, light wear at extremities, a little offsetting and some old worm holes to prelims. A very good set

Pennant [1726 - 1798], a Wesh scientist and antiquarian, was a friend of Sir Joseph Banks. On his Scottish tours he studied the economy, natural history, and the customs of the inhabitants

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Item 73
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Winning Designs 1904-1927 Paris Prize in Architecture. Lloyd Warren Memorial. With an Introduction by John F. Harbeson

New York, The Pencil Points Press, 1928
pp4, 35 plates, some double-page, text on versos. folio [260x39omm], loose as issued in half cloth portfolio, ribbon ties, gilt lettering. Folio (4400x3200mm), contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, gilt lettering on spines. Covers sl rubbed, a small repair to spine. Very good

A variety of buildings in the Beaux-Arts style - a war memorial, an exhibition centre, embassies, city halls

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Item 74
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Caii Suetonii Tranquilli Opera Quae Exstant Carolus Patinus Doctor Medicus Parisiensis Notis & Numismatibus Suisque sumptibus edidit

Basileae, 1675
pp 492, engraved frontis., title-page vignette, and one other plate; decorated capitals and numerous text ills. Folding family tree. 4to, full calf. Title-page and engraved plate restored. A fine copy of a handsome book

First edition of Charles Patin`s illustrated edition of Suetonius. Includes his books of the Illustrious Grammarians and Orators as well as his Lives of the Twelve Caesars

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Item 75
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A History of the Commonwealth of Florence 4 volumes

London, Chapman & Hall, 1865, first edition
8vos, uniformly bound in quarter calf, morocco spine labels with gilt lettering, marbled boards. A little faint foxing, but a very good set

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Medieval History

Item 76
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Medieval Death. Ritual and Representation

London, British Museum Press, 1996. First edition
pp224, colour & b/w illustrations. 8vo, cloth. A fine copy in fine unclipped dustwrapper

The social, theological, and cultural issues involved in death and dying in Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the early sixteenth century

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Item 77
CAMILLE,  Michael

Mirror in Parchment. The Luttrell Psalter and the Making of Medieval England

London, Reaktion books, 1998. First edition
ppxii, 412, colour plates, b/w illsu. 8vo, cloth. Edges sl. spotted, else very good in sl. sunned dustwrapper

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Item 78
CUMMINS,  John

The Hound and the Hawk. The Art of Medieval Hunting

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988. First edition
ppx, 306, photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dustwrapper

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Item 79
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Marking the Hours. English people and their prayers 1240-1570

New Haven/London, Yale, 2006. First edition
ppxiv, 202, colour illustrations. 4to, cloth. Fine in fine dustwrapper

A scholarly and beautifully illustrated examination of the Book of Hours. From lavishly illuminated manuscripts to mass-produced and sparsely illustrated volumes, Duffy explores their significance in the context of social and religious change

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Item 80
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Charlemagne's Tablecloth. A Piquant History of Feasting

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004. First edition
pp252, illustrated in colour & b/w. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine unclipped dustwrapper

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Item 81
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Falconry. Art and Practice

London, Blandford, 1992
pp192, b/w illustrations. 4to, cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper

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Item 82
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The Grey Goose Wing. A History of Archery

New York, 1972, first U.S. edition
pp354, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; 4to, cloth gilt. Some spotting, else a good copy in the dustwrapper

Published by the New York Graphic Society

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Item 83
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Medieval And Renaissance Manuscripts in Australian collections

Melbourne, 1984, 1st edition
pp240, 302 illus., 48 in colour; sm. 4to, cloth. Fine in dust jacket

96 manuscripts are discussed and illustrated; most have never been reproduced before. This copy signed by both Margaret Manion and Vera Vines

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Item 84
MIRRER,  Louise, editor

Upon My Husband's Death. Widows in the Literature and Histories of Medieval Europe

Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1992. First edition
pp352, 8vo, cloth. Faint sprinkle of foxing on edges, else fine in fine dustwrapper

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Item 85
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The Kings and their Hawks. Falconry in Medieval England

New Haven/London, Yale, 2004. First edition
ppxvi, 252, colour photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dustwrapper

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Item 86
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Medieval Children

Yale, 2001. First edition
ppxii, 338, illustrated in colour & b/w. 4to, cloth.Fine in fine unclipped dustwrapper

A history of children in England from Anglo-Saxon times to the sixteenth century

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Item 87
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Medieval Schools from Roman Britain to Renaissance England

Yale, 2006. First edition
ppxvi, 430, illustrated in colour & b/w. 4to, cloth. Fine in fine unclipped dustwrapper

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Item 88
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Medieval London Houses

Yale, 1994. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
pp272, illustrated.4to, cloth. Fine in fine unclipped dustwrapper

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