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The Luttrell Psalter. A Facsimile. Commentary by Michelle P. Brown

By LUTTRELL PSALTER. BROWN (Michelle P.)

London: The Folio Society, 2006. 2 Vols., 4to, a complete 624 coloured page facsimile edition of the Luttrell Psalter (British Library Additional MS 42130), limited and numbered edition, printed on Swiss-made Furioso paper, bound in blue Nigerian goatskin, spine with label and raised bands, with a design by David Eccles using motifs from the Psalter blocked onto the cover using gold, silver and coloured foils, with the Luttrell coat-of-arms of six martlets argent, covers with bevelled edges, presented together with the commentary volume by Professor Michelle P. Brown in a buckram-bound solander box with a leather title label, a fine copy as new. The Luttrell Psalter is one of the British Library's supreme treasures. It has more than 600 pages and the delicate task of recreating this masterpiece of English medieval art so accurately into a complete full size facsimile edition has taken well over a year to achieve. Every stage of the production process has been subjected to the greatest attention to detail, from reproducing the subtle effect of fine worked gold and silver that decorate the pages of the manuscript, to finding a modern paper which matches the weight and feel of the original animal skin vellum pages. The volume is accompanied by a scholarly commentary by leading medieval manuscripts expert Michelle P. Brown, which details the history of the manuscript and includes a folio-by-folio description.

$1059.44

A Collection of Examples of the Applications of the Differential and Integral Calculus.

By PEACOCK (George)

Cambridge: Printed by J. Smith, Printer to the Universty, 1820. First edition, 8vo (220 x 140 mm), viii, 506pp., 6 folding diagram plates to rear, some occasional light spotting, orig. boards, printed paper label to spine, rubbed, uncut. George Peacock, (1791–1858), mathematician and university reformer. As an undergraduate Peacock was a founding member of the Analytical Society, "in 1816 Peacock joined two of its leaders, Charles Babbage and John Herschel, in translating a French calculus textbook by S. F. Lacroix. In 1820, the trio published a book of examples to illustrate the theoretical calculus, in acquiescence to the Cambridge tradition of teaching by means of exemplification, as opposed to the French method of teaching via abstract principles that had earlier been advocated by the Analytical Society."—(Oxford DNB).

$258.24

The Churl and the Bird Translated from the French by John Lydgate. Printed by William Caxton About 1478

By CAXTON

Cambridge: University Press, 1906. 4to (270 x 180mm), [6]pp., with introduction followed by 9 ff. in exact facsimile, one of 250 copies, ex-library, orig. vellum-backed boards, vellum label on upper cover, uncut.

$39.73

The Frere and the Boye. Printed at London in Fleet Street by Wynkyn de Worde about the Year 1512

By WYNKYN DE WORDE

Cambridge: University Press, 1907. 4to (270 x 180mm), [6]pp., with introduction followed by 8 ff. in exact facsimile, one of 250 copies, ex-library, orig. vellum-backed boards, vellum label on upper cover, uncut.

$39.73

Defoe De-Attributions.

By FURBANK (P. N.) & OWENS (W. R.)

The Hambledon Press. 1994. First edition, xxxiv,161pp., orig. cloth, d.w.

$15.89

The Bibliophile's Almanack for 1928. Edited by Oliver Simon and Harold Child.

By FLEURON LIMITED

The Curwen Press, Plaistow. 1928. First Edition, 1 plate, cloth-backed decorated boards, uncut.

$15.89

Flora of Suffolk: A Catalogue of the Plants (Indigenous or Naturalized) Found in a Wild State in the County of Suffolk

By HENSLOW (Rev. J. S.) & SKEPPER (Edmund)

London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1860. First edition, 8vo (190 x 115 mm), x, [2], 140pp., foxing to title and prelims, orig. green cloth decorated in blind. Freeman, 1646; Simpson, p. 228.

$59.59

Manchester as it is: or, notices of the Institutions, Manufactures, Commerce, Railways, etc. of the Metropolis of Manufactures: Interspersed with Much Valuable Information Useful for the Resident and Stranger

By [LOVE (Benjamin)]

Manchester: Printed by Love and Barton, 1839. First edition, 12mo (155 x 100 mm), 244 p., engraved frontis., and 11 plates (lightly foxed), double-page engraved map, orig. cloth, gilt, a very good copy.

$86.08

Monopoly, or how Labour is Robbed. The "Freedom" Library

By MORRIS (William)

Office of "Freedom", London. (Re-issue of the 1890 Edition) [c.1900]. 16pp., printed wrappers, staples rusting.

$13.24


The Brothers Robinson. Charles, Thomas Heath & William Heath Robinson.

By BEARE (Geoffrey)

Chris Beetles Ltd. 1992. Square 4to, prices list loosely inserted, illlustrs., throughout (some coloured), orig. decorated wrappers, 651 items, 240pp.

$15.89

Catalogus Catalogorum I-V. Catalogue no. 37,42,47,60 & 67.

By HILL (Jonathan A.)

New York: Jonathan A. Hill, 1987-1992. 5 Catalogues, illustrs., orig. pictorial wrappers. Describing over 2,000 books and manuscripts devoted to book catalogues, including auction catalogues, public and private library catalogues, and exhibition catalogues. Bound with an index to all five catalogues.

$331.08

Sino-Western Relations, Conceptions of China, Cultural Influences and the Development of Sinology. Disclosed in Western Printed Books 1477-1877. Supplement

By LOWENDAHL (Bjorn)

Hua Hin, The Elephant Press. 2012. 4to, xxiv, 207pp., numerous coloured and black and white plates, orig. cloth, d.w, in a cloth box. Supplement to the important reference work on Western books on China published between 1477 and 1877: An extensively annotated catalogue in English of books on China in Western languages (1550 entries, each with a minute collation), arranged chronologically. With an introduction, references, indices, and a preface by Professor Han Qi of the Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Löwendahl - von der Burg collection is a most important assembly of Western books on China, written by sinologues, missionaries, travellers, merchants and other authors. The collection also includes works by Chinese authors translated and edited by Western scholars. The contents cover Chinese history, language, philosophy, religion, society, science, medicine, missionary work and the "Chinese Rites" controversy, trade (incl. treaties with foreign powers), Hong Kong, foreign aggression, and travel accounts.

$50.32

A Bibliography of the Dog. Books Published in the English Language 1570-1965.

By JONES (E. Gwynne)

The Library Association, 1971. First Edition, small 4to, 431pp., ex-library, orig. decorated cloth. The standard work.

$39.73

History of Portchester Castle.

By PORTCHESTER CASTLE

Portsea: Holbrook & Son, 1866. 12mo (175 x 110 mm), 34pp., ex-library with usual stamps and labels, later quarter calf. This little publication appears to be unknown, no copies located in Copac or OCLC.

$52.97

English Book Collectors.

By FLETCHER (William Younger)

Burt Franklin, New York. (Reprint of the 1902 Edition) 1969. Frontis., 45 plates and illustrs., orig. cloth. A most useful compilation, covering all the great collectors.

$21.19

A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library.

By WELLCOME HISTORICAL MEDICAL LIBRARY

London; Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1962-2006. First edition, 5 vols., 4to, orig. cloth. Vol. 1. Books printed before 1641. 1962. Vol. 2. Books printed from 1641 to 1850 A-E. 1966. Vol. 3. Books printed from 1641 to 1850, F-L. 1976. Vol. 4. Books printed from 1641 to 1850, M-R. 1995. Vol. 5. Books printed from 1641 to 1850, S-Z. 2006. Catalogue of one of the World's finest collections of medical literature, an indispensable work of reference.

$642.29

Serial Publication in England Before 1750.

By WILES (R.M.)

Cambridge University Press. 1957. First Edition, xv, 391pp., frontis., 8 plates, orig. cloth, d.w. This traces the history of the books in parts during the later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, describes legal aspects, production, promotion and distribution.

$26.49

Catalogue of Printed Books and Bookbindings: The James A. de Rothschild Bequest at Waddesdon Manor.

By BARBER (Giles)

2013. 2 Vols., 4to (310 x 230 mm), 1162pp., handsomely printed and illustrated in colour and black-and-white, orig. cloth, d.w. As new. The first volume provides introductory surveys on the collecting of ancient régime books and Baron Ferdinand's interests. The following chapters discuss the late 17th and 18th century Parisian bookbinding trade, with particular studies on the style and production of leading bookbinders, Padeloup, Douceur, the Deromes and others. The provenance index records past owners, with brief biographical notes, and there is a select bibliography. The classified index of over 1000 French bookbinder's tools, reproduced digitally in actual size, provides an authoritative reference file on the best French bookbinding of the period.

$456.88

Richard Savage: A Mystery in Biography.

By MAKOWER (Stanley V.)

Hutchinson & Co., 1909. First Edition, frontis., 16 plates, orig. cloth, t.e.g.

$19.86

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