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[Photobook] Message from the Interior
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[Photobook] Message from the Interior

By EVANS, Walker (); [essay by] John Szarkowski ()

New York: Eakins Press, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of these twelve photographic masterworks, iconic images of the American heartland made by Evans from 1931 to 1962. Very large, square 8vo: unpaginated, with 12 tissue-guarded black and white photographic plates reproduced in sheet-fed gravure on fine Bristol card, with title page, separate leaf with titles of the photographs, final leaf with afterward by John Szarkowski. Publisher's coarsely woven charcoal gray cloth, spine lettered in white, printed paper label on upper cover, mid-brown end papers. A nearly as new, clean, fresh copy. Roth (Open Book), pp. 220-21. Auer, p. 455. First publication of the Eakins Press, emblems of home, possessions, and social status. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$685.00

Queen Mab : a philosophical poem [expurgated]
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Queen Mab : a philosophical poem [expurgated]

By SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)

London: W. Clark, 1821. First Edition thus. Paper-Covered Boards. Fine-. First commercially published edition of Shelley's first lengthy poem, printed without the author's permission by W. Clark with the assistance of Thomas Moses, the infamous book pirate (whose monogram appears in black letter below the imprint on the penultimate leaf). 8vo: [2, title page],3-89[text],[2,fly-title, with publisher's statement on verso],93-182 [notes in French, Latin and Greek], [1, advertisements]pp. Without the very rare poetical dedication to Shelley's first wife but with the final leaf of publisher's advertisements, usually absent. Original drab paper-covered boards sympathetically rebacked, later printed paper spine label, fore- and bottom edges uncut. Printed on fine, thick wove paper with countermarks "A" and "1820." Perhaps one of the "elegantly printed" copies referred to by the publisher in some early advertisements (see Forman 23). A splendid example in original boards, text clean, binding tight and secure. Forman 22-23. Granniss 19. Tinker 1888. NCBEL III, 314. Ashley Library V p.150. Hayward 225. Wise, A Shelley Library, p.92. Bibliotheca Bibliographici 3819. First published edition, though unauthorized, preceded by Shelley's privately printed edition of 1813. Preceded by an edition of some 250 copies privately printed in 1813, but "unknown until [this] piratical reproduction of it in 1821 (which Shelley vainly tried to suppress by injunction) excited attention, and [the poem] obtained a celebrity long denied to his maturer and more truly poetical writings." (DNB v. 52, p. 33) The dedication to his former wife was particularly embarrassing to Shelley, since his marriage to Harriet ended in 1814, and she committed suicide in 1816. Forman notes regarding this edition that "some copies contain the whole text and notes intact, while others have a few of the most aggressive passages mutilated by omission of words and even verses [mutilations, when present, occur on pp. 36, 54, 55, 65, 77, 82, 146-48, and 171, with various assertions in the notes replaced by printed sequences of dashes]. Ours is the expurgated text. Queen Mab's literary text consists of nine cantos and seventeen notes. Six of these notes comprise extended prose meditations on free love, on how Necessity functions in the spiritual and physical universe, on atheism (which reiterates Shelley's views in The Necessity of Atheism), on the relationship between Christ and the dogma of Christianity, and on vegetarianism." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$1265.00

Joannis Battely S. T. P. Archidiaconi Cantuariensis / /opera posthuma. Viz. Antiquitates Rutupinæ et Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi ad annum 1272 perductæ

By BATTELY, John (1647-1708)

Oxoniæ [Oxford]: e theatro Sheldoniano, 1745. First Edition thus. Quarter-Calf. Fine. Two works bound in one, each with separate half-title and title page, registration, and pagination. Text in Latin (an English translation, in octavo, appeared in 1774). 4to: [12],138,[4]; [4],164pp, with 16 plates (including seven folding and one double-page) and four vignettes. Modern calf-backed brown linen, spine in six compartments divided by raised bands, second compartment titled direct in gilt, tan end papers (renewed). A spectacular, wide-margined (perhaps large paper) copy, crisp and clean throughout, with strong impressions of the plates. Anderson (British Topography), p. 145. Upcott I, pp. 429-30. Lowndes, p. 130 ("an elegant posthumous discourse"). Cox III, p. 469. These two works, beautifully illustrated, together represent the range of Battely's historical interests, ranging geographically from Suffolk to Kent. The first work, 'Antiquitates Rutupinæ,' a consideration of the Roman antiquities and ancient stations of Thanet,and Richborough (Rutupiae), in Kent, is cast as a series of four dialogues between Battely and Henry Wharton and Henry Maurice, two fellow chaplains at Lambeth Palace. This Second Edition was edited by the author's nephew Oliver Battely. John Battely had readied for publication the second work, his projected history of the Abbey of St. Edmundsbury, only as far as the death of Henry III, in 1272, at his death in 1708. It was finally published, with an appendix and a list of the abbots provided by Sir James Burroughs, again by Battley's nephew Oliver, in 1745, in this edition. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$565.00

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations
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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations

By [BASKERVILLE, John, 1706-1775]

Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville [through 1771], 1769. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. First Issue (Old Testament title page dated 1769) of the First Illustrated Edition (second edition overall) of the Birmingham printer's mighty tour de force. Large Printing Demy folio (410 x 255 mm): unpaginated, with 572 leaves, frontispiece, and 9 further full-page plates, signed by F. Hayman, C. Vanloo, J. Jouvenet, and J. M. Moreau le jeune, and by the engravers Westwood, I. Taylor, Le Grand, J. Caldwell, and Hicks. No preliminary pages, notes at foot of pages, text ends at 13ka. Contemporary full calf, beautifully rebacked retaining original spine. A clean, firmly bound, well margined copy with fine impressions of the plates, quite handsome indeed. Cambridge History of the Bible, p. 464. Gaskell 35. Herbert 1210. Pardoe, pp. 105-113. Not in Darlow & Moule. Issued in parts over a three year period, beginning January 2, 1769 (New Testament title page dated 1771), then reissued in 1772. Baskerville's type faces introduced the modern, pseudo-classical style, with level serifs and emphasis on the contrast of light and heavy lines. His books (as is true of this Bible) are typically large, with wide margins. This particular production is not quite the equal of the first edition in terms of materials and workmanship, but that Bible was "[a]esthetically, the highest point in English Bible printing so far." (Cambridge) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$4850.00

The Earthly Paradise : A Poem [3 volume set] : Vol I: Parts I and II; Vol II: Part III; Vol III: Part IV
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The Earthly Paradise : A Poem [3 volume set] : Vol I: Parts I and II; Vol II: Part III; Vol III: Part IV

By MORRIS, William (1834-1896)

Boston: Roberts Brothers [through 1871], 1870. First Edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Early printings, four parts in three volumes (as issued), the complete Author's Edition, with title pages dated as follows: Volume I (1870); Volume II (1871); Volume III (1871). otherwise light wear. Uniformly bound in publisher's emerald green cloth, spines stamped in gilt, beveled edges, top edges gilt, coated chocolate-brown end papers. Elegant owner's signature on first flyleaf of each volume, dated 1871; contemporary calling card laid in with message on verso: "Returning your book for which I am very greatly obligated to you." Small 8vo: [8],430,[2]; [8],382,36,[6]; [6],401,[1]pp. Minor bubbling on several covers (binding defect), pages of Volume I marginally toned, else a superb set, apparently unread and virtually pristine. Printed in editions of 500, 500, and 1000 copies, respectively. Pye 2b.3, 3b.2, 5b.1. A series of twenty-four tales, two for each month, with twelve from classical sources and twelve chiefly from medieval Latin, French, and Icelandic originals. In the mid-1860s, "Morris entered a vigorous new poetic phase which established him as one of the most popular poets of his period, on a par with Browning, Tennyson, and Swinburne. . . . The poem that made Morris famous, The Earthly Paradise, is a large, highly coloured, hugely energetic sequence of narrative poems, a Victorian reworking of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. . . . The framework is the story of a band of late fourteenth-century Norsemen, fleeing the black death, setting sail in search of the reputed earthly paradise 'Where none grow old'. Failing to find it, they arrive at 'a nameless city in a nameless sea' where they are welcomed by the elders. . . . " (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. Orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$665.00

Abel redevivus : or, The dead yet speaking. The lives and deaths of the moderne divines. Written by severall able and learned men (whose names ye shall finde in the epistle to the reader.) And now digested into one volumne, for the benefit and satisfaction of all those that desire to be acquainted with the paths of piety and virtue
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Abel redevivus : or, The dead yet speaking. The lives and deaths of the moderne divines. Written by severall able and learned men (whose names ye shall finde in the epistle to the reader.) And now digested into one volumne, for the benefit and satisfaction of all those that desire to be acquainted with the paths of piety and virtue

By FULLER, Thomas (1608-1661)

London: printed by Tho. Brudenell for John Stafford, dwelling in Brides Churchyard, neer Fleetstreet, 1651. First Edition. Fine. First Issue, with engraved title page signed "Ro: Vaughan sculp:" and imprint "Sould by Iohn Stafford in Brides Churchyard 1651." Small 4to: [10],440,[20],441-596pp, with additional engraved title page and forty-three engraved portraits in the text. There are numerous errors in paging, including: final page misnumbered 599, p. 221 misnumbered 211, p. 22 misnumbered 21. The section on Lancelot Andrewes (including blank page and portrait plate) covers 10 unpaged leaves, inserted between pp. 440-441. (The "Life & Death of Lancelot Andrews" was also issued separately, in 1650 [Wing / I-1058]). The engraved portrait of Jerome of Prague on page 21. often missing, is present. The portrait of Thomas Fuller, according to Bibliotheca Bibliographici, was only was added in later editions. Contemporary calf, covers framed with gilt roll, respined to match in six compartments between raised bands, green morocco lettering piece gilt, old marbled end papers, title page printed in red and black. An absolutely superb example, crisp, clean and bright, and very securely bound. McAlpin Collection, p. 743. Wither to Prior 389. Bailey 12 ("Perfect copies of the original editions rarely rarely now occur on sale; and, when occurring, are highly priced."). Lowdnes II, 848. Wing / F2400. Bibliotheca Bibliographici 2152. Biographical sketches of Protestant divines and theologians (including Calvin, Erasmus, Knox, Luther, and Wicklief) with occasional verse by Francis and John Quarles. "The interregnum, which brought many radical and unwelcome changes as far as Fuller was concerned, was, paradoxically, a remarkably productive period for him as a scholar and writer. His Pisgah-Sight of Palestine (1650), a historical and geographical description of the Holy Land, was well received. It carried perhaps an implied message: if ancient Jerusalem and its temple could be rebuilt, so, too, could the nearly shattered Church of England. His biographical sketches of key figures in the English Reformation in Abel redevivus provided possible patterns for that rebuilding." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

$1865.00

Observations On The River Wye, And Several Parts Of South Wales, &c. Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty; Made In The Summer Of The Year 1770. [Large Paper Issue]
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Observations On The River Wye, And Several Parts Of South Wales, &c. Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty; Made In The Summer Of The Year 1770. [Large Paper Issue]

By GILPIN, William (1724-1804)

London: printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand, 1789. Second Edition. Near Fine+. A very beautifully bound Large Paper Issue (ESTC Citation No.T98996) of Gilpin's first picturesque tour. Broad royal 8vo: [xvi],152pp, including final advertisement leaf and 17 full-page oval aquatints (without titles, numbers, signatures or imprints). Contemporary full mottled calf, flat spine divided into six compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, covers framed with gilt rules and rules with gilt corner devices, marbled end papers. Bookplate of W. Frank Perkins to front paste down. A gorgeous copy, pages and plates virtually pristine, expert repair to joints. Scarce: ESTC lists only seven copies of this Large Paper Issue, five in Britain and two in U.S.A. Bland, History of Book Illustration, p. 247. Abbey (Scenery) 546. Prideaux, p. 337. Hardie, p. 120. Henrey II, p. 531. Barbier, pp. 49-51. Upcott I, p. 330. Lowndes II 894. Cox, Travel III, p. 30. Beginning with the first edition of River Wye, which appeared in 1782, Gilpin published five different picturesque tours, eventually running to eleven volumes, all with the same title format: Observations on [various regions of Britain] relative chiefly to picturesque beauty. The illustrations are in aquatint, over which is brushed a tint of warm yellow or brown to give provide tone. According to Chilvers & Osborne, Gilpin was "first to establish the picturesque as an aesthetic category and by his numerous writings, illustrated by his own fine aquatints, he exerted a profound and lasting influence on both English and European taste in natural and artificial scenery and landscape painting." In June of 1770, Gilpin embarked on his first truly picturesque tour. For Gilpin, "sailing down the Wye proved a very different trip from his tame journey down the Thames: the ruined castles and mountains of Wales were indeed exciting after the flat countryside of eastern and south-eastern England. . . . here was landscape that called for description, that matched his conceptions of beauty and grandeur." (Barbier) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$585.00

Titi Lucretii Cari de rerum natura libri sex
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Titi Lucretii Cari de rerum natura libri sex

By LUCRETIUS Carus, Titus (99 BC - c. 55 BC)

Birmingham: typis Johannis Baskerville, 1772. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. First Baskerville Edition, one of the "noble quartos," prized "for their magnificence of type, paper, ink, and presswork." (DNB) 4to: [2],280pp. Period-style twentieth-century gilt-tooled mottled calf, flat spine in six compartments divided by triple-gilt rules with gilt devices and red morocco lettering pieces, boards paneled with French fillets and corner rosettes, wide gilt turn-ins, marbled end papers, all edges gilt, on "good quality 'Writing Royal' laid" paper. (Gaskell) Gordon 20. Gaskell 43. PMM 87 (citing Paris edition of 1563). Lowndes III 1410. Bibliotheca Bibliographici 271. In 1772 and 1773, Baskerville brought out a quarto series of seven Latin authors, including this Lucretius. H. R. Tedder called them "these noble quartos," and wrote that "for their magnificence of type, paper, ink, and presswork there can only be unqualified praise. Nothing finer had yet been attempted in England." (DNB III 363) Stylistically, Baskerville's contribution was incalculable. "For centuries before the development of Baskerville's typography, English printers had doggedly imitated Dutch and continental models. Seventeenth-century English books, containing many of the greatest classics of English literature, are bad examples of typography. [Dale Roylance cites the Shakespeare folios, which are "full of the poorest presswork, broken and mismatched type, bad inking and manneristic Dutch ornaments."} Baskerville turned his back on this slovenly presswork and created an entirely new look for English printing." (Princeton University Library Chronicle XLII, 3 [Spring, 1981] pp. 210-211. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

$865.00

Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1772, on several parts of England; particularly the mountains, and lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland
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Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1772, on several parts of England; particularly the mountains, and lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland

By GILPIN, William (1724-1804)

London: printed for R. Blamire, Strand, 1786. Full Calf. Fine. First Edition of one of the earliest guides to the Lake district, complete in two volumes. 8vo: [4],xxxi,[1],xvi,230; [4],268,xivpp, with 30 sepia acquaints and soft-ground etched plates, including 3 maps with watercolor wash, by Joseph Farington. Full cat's-paw calf, boards framed with gilt roll, spine in six compartment, each with gilt stylized tree ornament, between raised bands; gilt edges and dentelles, red leather lettering and numbering pieces gilt, blue marbled endpapers, pink silk page markers. Rebacked with original spine relaid, very occasional scattered spotting (bit more to first few leaves of each volume), offsetting from plates to adjacent leaves, else excellent examples. Abbey 187. Upcott I, p. 124. Prideaux, p. 337. Hardie, p. 120 (for a description of Gilpin's tinting technique). Chilvers and Osborne, 202. Lowndes II 894-95. Cox, Travel III, p. 32. According to Chilvers & Osborne, Gilpin was "first to establish the picturesque as an aesthetic category and by his numerous writings, illustrated by his own fine aquatints, he exerted a profound and lasting influence on both English and European taste in natural and artificial scenery and landscape painting." His Essay on Prints, published anonymously in 1768, first defines 'picturesque' as a "term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture." A more detailed definition required the examples of his picturesque tours, published between 1782 and 1809 (and eventually running to eleven volumes), all with the same title format: Observations on [various regions of Britain] relative chiefly to picturesque beauty. "Gilpin's picturesque tours display a deep and sincere feeling of the beauties of nature; a pure taste and sound judgment; and are written in a style appropriate to the subject and worthy of the matter." (Lowndes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$785.00

Three essays: on picturesque beauty; on picturesque travel; and on sketching landscape: to which is added a poem on landscape painting
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Three essays: on picturesque beauty; on picturesque travel; and on sketching landscape: to which is added a poem on landscape painting

By GILPIN, William (1724-1804)

London: Printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand, 1794, 1792. Full Calf. Fine. First Edition of this seminal text of a key concept of the Romantic movement. 8vo: [4],viii,88;v,[3],44,iii,[1]pp, with seven unsigned plates: six tinted and colored landscapes and a diagram demonstrating the rules of perspective. The poem has a divisional title, 'On landscape painting, a poem', and separate pagination and register. With errata slip bound in facing p. 85. Full cat's-paw calf, boards framed with gilt roll, spine in six compartment, each with gilt stylized tree ornament, between raised bands, gilt edges and dentelles, red leather lettering piece gilt, blue marbled endpapers, pink silk page marker. Rebacked with original spine relaid, very occasional pale browning, the odd spot and crease, else an excellent example. Templeman, pp. 133-46 (for detailed discussion of Gilpin's concept of the picturesque). Abbey (Life) 129. Henrey II, Prideaux, p. 337. Hardie, p. 120 (for a description of Gilpin's tinting technique). Lowndes II 895. Bland, p. 247 ("his books are important because they exemplify a new attitude to nature . . . an attitude which for want of a better word we call Romantic.). According to Chilvers & Osborne, Gilpin was "first to establish the picturesque as an aesthetic category and by his numerous writings, illustrated by his own fine aquatints, he exerted a profound and lasting influence on both English and European taste in natural and artificial scenery and landscape painting." Gilpin's Essay on Prints, published anonymously in 1768, first defines 'picturesque' as "a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture." A more detailed definition required the examples of his picturesque tours, published between 1782 and 1809 (eventually running to eleven volumes). Picturesque tourism, he wrote in the first of his tour books, constituted "a new object of pursuit." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$465.00

The history of the heavens, considered according to the notions of the poets and philosophers, compared with the doctrines of Moses [Provenance]
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The history of the heavens, considered according to the notions of the poets and philosophers, compared with the doctrines of Moses [Provenance]

By PLUCHE, Noël-Antoine (1688-1761)

London: prinied [sic] for J. Osborn; and sold by C. Rivington, C. Davis, T. Longman, T. Astley, S. Austen [and 7 others in London, 1 in Bath], 1741. Second Edition. Full Calf. Fine. Translated from the French of the Abbé Pluche by J. B. de Freval, in two volumes. 8vo: [2],x,[2],288,[8]; [2],312,[8],92pp, with 25 engraved plates, captioned in French, cut (from original 12mo edition) and mounted. A note in Volume I requests the bookbinder "to paste the cuts (which are the original ones, engraven at Paris) upon an octavo leaf, the size of this work." Twelve of the plates are signed as engraved by J. P. Le Bas; the others are unsigned. Armorial book plate of William Constable, of Burton Constable Hall, to front paste down of each volume. English speckled calf, spines in compartments between raised bands, reddish-brown leather lettering pieces and green leather numbering pieces gilt, page edges speckled red, board edges decocted with gilt role. A spectacular set, with notable provenance, virtually flawless, with crisp, bright pages (save for offsetting to end papers), printed on heavy stock and tightly bound. Sale (Samuel Richardson) 266. Newton and Newtoniana 403.288. ESTC T105818. The second edition. "To which is added, a revisal of the work." First published, in Paris, in 1741, under the title Histoire du ciel. Noël-Antoine Pluche, a controversial professor of rhetoric at Rheims, published his most famous work, Spectacle de la nature, in nine volumes between 1732-1742. It was widely translated, making Pluche famous, but it was a work of popularization, not of science. Here, he attempts to make science conform with the teachings of Genesis. Burton Constable Hall is a substantial Elizabethan country house in East Yorkshire, with a fine 18th century cabinet of curiosities (apparently the most complete in any English country house), assembled by William Constable (1721-1791), probably the original owner of this set. Interesting, in 1760, soon after he may have acquired the set, Constable purchased the world's first equatorially mounted telescope from the famous York clock maker Henry Hindley. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$1650.00

The dunciad, variorum. With the prolegomena of Scriblerus [Large Paper?]
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The dunciad, variorum. With the prolegomena of Scriblerus [Large Paper?]

By [POPE, Alexander, 1688-1744]

London: Printed for A. Dod, 1729. First Edition. Full Calf. Fine. First Edition thus. 4to: 16,[2],6,9-29,[3],118,cxix-cxxiv,[2]pp, with engraved title page showing an ass chewing thistles and laden with books, an owl perched on top (No. 1 of four versions of the image) and head-pieces and woodcut tail-pieces. (Pagination of the "Prolegomena" omits pages 7 and 8, as always, but text is continuous.) Not to be confused with the reissue of the 1729 edition printed by John Wright for A. Dod, with an added leaf at end, headed "Addenda. M. Scriblerus lectori" (ESTC Citation No. T5544; as Foxon cautions: since the reissue differs "only in lacking the leaf of addenda, copies may be easily sophisticated." In our copy, X3 and X4 are conjugate, as are the following two blank leaves.). Contemporary mottled English calf, spine (very skillfully relaid) in six compartments very richly gilt between raised bands; covers, with gilt French fillet, stamped in blind with decorative roll; reddish-brown morocco letter-piece gilt, board edges gilt, leaf edges speckled red. A gorgeous wide-margined copy (Large Paper, according to Lowndes), in a Fine period binding, pages and engravings pristine (excepting end papers and blanks, which are foxed). ESTC T5545. Griffith (Pope) 211 (calling our copy variant a) and p. 162. Foxon P771. Vander Meulen (Engelhard Lecture), p. 5. Wise (Pope Library). Lowndes IV, 1917 ("The author's first avowed edition."). Pope's literary landmark, published in four major versions and in five dozen editions, impressions, and issues between 1728 and 1751, making it something of a bibliographic quagmire. The poem celebrates a goddess, Dulness, and the progress of her agents as they bring decay, imbecility, and tastelessness to the Kingdom of Great Britain. Pope first published The Dunciad in 1728, in three books. The poem was not signed, and he used only initials in the text to refer to the various Dunces in the kingdom of Dulness. However, "keys" immediately came out to identify the persons mentioned in the text, and an Irish pirate edition was printed that filled in the names (sometimes inaccurately). "In the spring of 1729, the 'War of the Dunces' entered a new phase with the publication of the enlarged Dunciad [our copy]. Though the text of the poem was not greatly changed relatively, the size of the book was quadrupled by the edition of a prolegomena, a mass of foot-notes and appendices in which Pope made his attack upon his antagonists more direct and more pungent." (Griffith) In this, the Dunciad Variorum of 1729, Pope called the version of 1728 "surreptitious," claiming that there had been five different forms of that "imperfect" version and baffling bibliographers to this day. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$1485.00

The anatomy of melancholy. What it is, with all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it, in three partitions, with their severall sections, members & subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically, opened & cut vp
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The anatomy of melancholy. What it is, with all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it, in three partitions, with their severall sections, members & subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically, opened & cut vp

By BURTON, Robert (1577-1640)

London: printed for Peter Parker at the signe of the Legg and Starr in Cornhill over against ye Royall Exchange, 1676. Early Reprint. Morocco. Fine. The final seventeenth-century edition, and the last to be published until 1800 of Burton's classic work. Folio: [8],46,[6],434,[10]pp, with engraved title, signed "C Le Blon [Christoffel Le Bron] fe," depicting, in ten compartments, Old Democritus under a tree, a landscape of Jealousy, Solitariness, Inamorato, Hypocondriacus, a superstitious man, the madman raging, borage and hellebor to purge the veins of melancholy, and the author (Democritus Junior). Complete with half-title and "The argument of the frontispiece." Recent chestnut morocco Cambridge-style calf (by Phil Dusel), covers paneled in gilt and in blind, spines very richly gilt in six compartments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt. A superior example in a handsome bespoke binding, rich impression of the engraved title, some pages lightly toned (mostly to edges, far from text), occasional stains, but generally clean throughout. PMM 120. Wing B6184. Garrison-Morton 4918.1 (referencing 1621 first ed.). Norman 381. Bibliographia Burtoniana, p.92. ("It [the eighth edition] is easily distinguished by the fact that it was printed in double columns."). The eighth edition (first published 1621), corrected and augmented by the author, of this first psychiatric encyclopedia, citing nearly 500 medical authors, "and also a literary tour de force. It is one of the most popular psychiatric books ever written, appearing in over 70 editions since its original publication." (Garrison-Morton) Dr. Johnson said it was one of his favorite books, and the only one that "ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise." (Boswell) "All the learning of the age, as well as its humour-and its pedantry-are there. . . . it exercised a considerable influence on the thinking of the time." (PMM) It is, one modern-day enthusiast has written, The "apogee of Renaissance scholarship-at once the summa of classical learning spliced and rendered in the vernacular for the delight of its early modern audience, and a dense network of embedded quotations, a seemingly infinite set of hyperlinks." (Public Domain Review) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$4250.00

Flora: seu, De florum cultura Or, A complete florilege, furnished with all requisites belonging to a florist. The second impression corrected, with many additions, and several new plates. In III. books [Flora, Ceres & Pomona]
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Flora: seu, De florum cultura Or, A complete florilege, furnished with all requisites belonging to a florist. The second impression corrected, with many additions, and several new plates. In III. books [Flora, Ceres & Pomona]

By REA [Rhea], John (d. 1681)

London: printed by T[homas]. N[ewcomb]. for George Marriott, and are to be sold at his shop, at the sign of the Temple, near the Inner-Temple Gate, in Fleetstreet, 1676. First Edition. Full Calf. Fine. First Edition of one of the most important gardening books to be published in England during the second half of the seventeenth century. Folio: [24],231,[9] pp, with letterpress title printed in red and black, additional engraved title with accompanying printed leaf "The Mind of the Front," 3 large engraved vignettes, one for each of the three book, 8 engraved plates of flower beds with 16 numbered illustrations, and numerous woodcut initials. Contemporary English calf, beautifully rebacked with spine in six compartments between blind-ruled raised bands, gilt lettering direct to three compartments. Armorial engraved bookplate of Edward Parker of Browsholme (1658-1721) and smaller printed plate of Robert J. Hayhurst (Lancashire collector of eighteenth-century literature in well-preserved contemporary bindings) to front paste-down. An excellent wide-margined example of this scarce title, boards scuffed with heavy craquelure (completely stable) but binding firm and tight; deep, rich impressions of type and plates; clean, bright pages (occasional ink stain, but without foxing). Henrey I, pp. 194-198 & no. 326. Wing R422. Oak Spring Flora 31. Pritzel 7445. The second impression corrected, with many additions, and several new plates. Rea reputedly had the largest collection of tulips in England. His Flora contains descriptions of hundreds of flowering plants. "Each of the three books that make up Flora is dedicated to one of the three goddesses who appear together on the title-page. The first book, offered to Flora herself, describes how to construct a garden, recommends which trees, shrubs and flowers to plant, and explains various gardening techniques. The second, dedicated to the harvest goddess Ceres, describes the cultivation of various annuals and biennials, while the third, offered to Pomona, the goddess of tree-fruits, invites the reader 'to Banquet of the best Garden-Fruits our cold Northern Country will afford.'" (Oak Spring Flora) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$2365.00

[Foulis Press] The gentle shepherd. A pastoral comedy
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[Foulis Press] The gentle shepherd. A pastoral comedy

By RAMSAY, Allan (1684-1758)

Glasgow: printed by A. Foulis, and sold by D. Allan, Dickson's Closs, Edinburgh, also by J. Murray, No. 32. Fleet-Street, and C. Elliot, Strand, London, 1788. First Edition thus. First Illustrated Edition of this widely popular pastoral comedy in vernacular Scots, with glossary and evocative engravings by David Allan. Large 4to: [4,including half title],x,[2],111,[3],17(glossary),[1]pp, with portrait frontispiece, 12 numbered uncolored aquatints by David Allan, and 9 engraved leaves of music and words, numbered 1-18. Text based on quarto edition of 1728. Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked preserving original richly gilt flat spine and red morocco lettering piece gilt. An excellent very wide-margined in a well-preserved contemporary binding, plates in rich impressions, occasional spotting to text but generally clean and bright. Gaskell (Foulis) 688. Abbey (Life) 244. Rothschild 1732. Martin 216. The Foulis Press first published The Gentle Shepherd (which was originally published by, in 1725, in Edinborough, Glasgow, and London) in 1743, then again in 1745, 1747, 1750, and 1752, before issuing this handsomely illustrated edition in 1788. The play was first performed as a ballad opera in 1747, from which the supplemental eighteen pages of engraved songs were taken. David Allan (1744-1796), known as "the Scottish Hogarth, explains in the dedication, which prominently follows directly on the title page: "It will be easily seen that I am not a master in the mechanical part of this art: but my chief intention was not to offer expensive and smooth engravings, but expressive and characteristic designs." Thus the conscious naivety of his style echoes the simplicity of the country folk whom he depicts. His twelve plates were the first use in Scotland of aquatints for book illustration. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

$1165.00

The scribleriad: an heroic poem. In six books
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The scribleriad: an heroic poem. In six books

By CAMBRIDGE, Richard Owens (1717-1802)

London: Printed for R. Dodsley in Pall-mall, and sold by M. Cooper in Pater-noster-row, 1751. Six parts in one volume. 4to: xvi,31,[1]; 31,[1]; 31,[1]; 32; 32; 27,[9]pp, each book with separate title page, frontispiece, and pagination, the seven full-page plates engraved by Boitard after drawings by Boitard & J. Wall, the general title-page vignette engraved by Mosley after Gravelot, with wood-engraved ornaments. Period half calf (rebacked) over marbled boards (scuffed), spine divided into compartments by raised bands, red morocco letter-piece gilt. Variant text,with lines 168 and 169 omitted on p. 17 of Book IV but footnote to line 169 printed; p. 32 of Book V with tail-piece rather than note (stating that purchasers of the imperfect Book IV could obtain of the correctly printed pp. 17-18 from their bookseller. A Fine wide-margined copy in an early binding, with superb impressions of the plates and virtually pristine pages. NCBEL II 645. Lowndes 355. Cambridge's major work, a mock-epic poem, whose hero is Martinus Scriblerus, the brilliant creation of the Tory wits Alexander Pope, John Arbuthnot, and Jonathan Swift, founding members of the Scriblerus Club, an association of London authors. Working collaboratively, the group imagined the persona of Scriblerus, through whose writings they accomplished their satirical aims. Cambridge's poem, "intended to expose false taste and false science, replete with happy parodies of distinguished passages in the classics, particularly Virgil," is preceded by a dissertation on the mock epic, in which he avows Cervantes as his master. (Lowndes) "The versification is still elegant and finished, but the interest of the satire has evaporated." (DNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to that association's codes of ethics.).

$835.00

[Quattro libri dell'architettura] The first book of architecture: by Andrea Palladio. Translated out of Italian, with an appendix touching Doors and Windows. by Pr. Le Muet Architect to the French King. Translated into English by Godfrey Richards. The whole illustrated with above seventy copper cuts. . . .; G. Sawbridge
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[Quattro libri dell'architettura] The first book of architecture: by Andrea Palladio. Translated out of Italian, with an appendix touching Doors and Windows. by Pr. Le Muet Architect to the French King. Translated into English by Godfrey Richards. The whole illustrated with above seventy copper cuts. . . .; G. Sawbridge

By PALLADIO, Andrea (1508-1580)

London: printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, and J. Osborn in Pater Noster-Row; S. Birt in Ave-Mary-Lane, and J. Hodges on London-Bridge, 1733. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Near Fine. The twelfth edition, "corrected and enlarged, with a new model [south elevation] of the cathedral of St. Paul, London, as it is now rebuilt." Small 4to: [4],206,[2]pp, with letterpress title page in red and black, additional engraved title page, 67 engraved full-page plates (included in pagination and register), 6 folding plates, 15 woodcut diagrams in the text, and decorative chapter dividers. Complete with the folding plate of St. Paul's, often lacking. Contemporary Cambridge-style calf, covers decorated in blind, plain spine divided into six compartments by raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt. A well-preserved copy, binding rubbed and lightly abraded but square and tight; end papers stained, with exuberant calligraphic owner's signatures in pencil and brown ink, dated November 1732 (several months before date of publication!) and August 1735; pages and plates (in deep, rich impressions) generally clean and bright on heavy paper, with occasional finger-soiled or stained margins, rarely touching text or images; two folding plates repaired on verso with Japanese tissue, without loss, along several creases. Harris (British Architectural Books) 682 and pp 348-351. BAL/RIBA 2410. Millard II, p. 193. Fowler, p. 180. The first edition of this first English translation of Palladio's seminal work appeared in 1663, with all subsequent eighteenth-century editions, except for this, flawed with irregular pagination and plate numbering. A translation of Book One only, dealing primarily with the orders of architecture, but the essential book. The illustrations, much of the text, and some additional material on doors, windows, and staircases, are based on Pierre Le Muet's vulgarized partial French translation, entitled Traicté des cinq Orderes (Paris: Langlois, 1645). The final section presents original designs by William Pope for roof construction and timber framing. Thomas Jfferson owned the edition of 1700. "Since its first appearance as a small quarto in 1663, [Richards's translation] had been one of the few affordable and comprehensible manuals available to British builders and carpenters. . . . [F]or seventy years [through this twelfth and final edition of 1733], this portmanteau of designs had kept the name of Palladio alive in the British trade." (Millard) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to that association's codes of ethics.).

$1385.00

Needwood Forest. Written in the year 1776. Never published; [bound with] The Fall of Needwood
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Needwood Forest. Written in the year 1776. Never published; [bound with] The Fall of Needwood

By MUNDY, Francis Noel Clarke (1738 /1739-1815)

Derby: Re-printed {Printed] at the Office of J. Drewry, 1811. First Edition. Diced Russia. Fine. 4to: 46; 46pp, with engraved frontispiece facing each title page, engraved by John Landseer (father of the better-known painter Edwin Landseer) after drawings by Mary Emmas Sneyd. Contemporary diced russia, covers stamped in blind with gilt-ruled borders, spine in six compartments elaborately decorated in gilt and in blind; marbled edges and end papers. A superb, wide-margined example in a handsome contemporary binding, rich impressions of the engravings, both pages and plates virtually pristine. First Landseer Edition of both titles; Second Edition (overall) of the first title (originally published at Litchfield, in 1776, in an edition 500 copies), First Edition of the second title. Needwood Forest was a large Midlands tract of ancient woodland, commonly associated with Sir Gawain's Green Knight and home to extensive stocks of wolf, wild boar, and fallow deer. In 1776, Mundy privately published his "Needwood Forest," whose purpose was to rally resistance to calls for enclosure of the forest. Then in 1803, Acts of Parliament were passed, allowing the forestry commissioners to enclose the lands and deforest them, which took until 1811 to complete. The poem unfolds in five parts: a description of Mundy's estate, a night-piece, an account of society in the forest, a georgic hunt, and a concluding tribute to the ancient Swilcar Oak. Thus, the first title was written before the Enclosure Act and the second during the process of enclosure. Little is known of Mundy, but presumably he belonged to the literary circle at Lichfield that included the Sir Brooke Boothby, Erasmus Darwin and his son, Richard Lovell Edgeworth, and Anne Seward. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to that association's codes of ethics.).

$1135.00

The Art of Spiritual Harmony
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The Art of Spiritual Harmony

By KANDINSKY, Wassily (1866-1944)

London: Constable, 1914. First Edition thus. Half-Leather. Near Fine+. First English-language Edition of this a manifesto for abstract art, translated, and with an introduction, by Michael Sadler. Wide 8vo: xxvii,112pp, with 9 sepia plates and 3 full-page figures printed in black and red. Publisher's blue leather spine over marbled boards, maroon leather lettering piece gilt, edges rough-cut. Near Fine or better, tight and square; boards rubbed and lightly stained, preliminaries spotted, else clean and crisp, pages and plates nearly pristine. An exemplary example of this scarce title. A key document in the history of modern art, pioneering the movement to free painting from material reality, by one of the first artists to create a completely abstract painting, the nonobjective Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. First published, in Munich, in 1912 as Uber das geistige in der kunst. Divided into two parts, About General Aesthetic (including an examination of geometrical forms) encourages artists to express their inner lives in abstract, nonmaterial terms (Kandinsky was deeply influenced by Wagner's Lohengrin, which, he felt, pushed the limits of music and melody beyond standard lyricism) and About Painting, discussion of the psychology of color and the language of form and color). Sadler is best remembered by bibliophiles for his remarkable collections and bibliographies N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

$1385.00

Ten months among the tents of the Tuski : with incidents of an Arctic boat expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, as far as the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst
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Ten months among the tents of the Tuski : with incidents of an Arctic boat expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, as far as the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst

By HOOPER, W. H. (William Hulme, 1827-1854

London: Published by John Murray, 1853. First Edition. Thick 8vo: xv,[1],417,[1]pp, with 4 full-page tinted lithographs (by J. Brandard after P. Skill), 3 line drawings (2 full-page), 4 woodcut vignettes, and folding partially colored lithographed map. Bound without half-title. Contemporary elaborately paneled (in gilt and blind) full green morocco, ornate gilt central ornament on upper cover, richly gilt spine in compartments between five raised bands; all edges gilt, pale yellow end papers, brown silk page marker. Elegantly inscribed in fountain pen to front fly leaf: [To] "Alfred F. A. Hanbury Tracy [presumably a close relation of the British politician Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy, 1848-1906] / with the best wishes / of his affectionate friend / John Hetherington / on his leaving Eton / Election. 1863." A superlative copy, barely used, in bespoke binding. Preliminaries foxed, else virtually spotless; all plates pristine; raised bands lightly rubbed. Sabin 32883. Abbey, Travel, 641. Arctic Bibliography I, 7395. Field, Indian Bibliography 713. Lada-Mocarski 140. Lande 1238. National Maritime Museum I 903. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 4615. TPL 3176. Wickersham, Bibliography of Alaskan Literature, 6591. Cooke & Holland, Exploration of Northern Canada, pp.183 and 473. Hooper sailed out of Plymouth on the H.M.S. Plover, in 1848, on a three-year mission to locate the remains of John Franklin's Northwest Passage Expedition of 1845. A truly fascinating account, important for its descriptions of the manners, customs, and culture of the Inuit and other native tribes, particularly the Chukchi (Tuski) people. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

$1485.00

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