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  • Vieille Alsace. by JUILLARD, H.
    JUILLARD, H.
    Vieille Alsace.

    Paris: Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, 1945. Large grey / green paper folder. Under a new glassine protection. Eight pages of text, and then 12 loose plates in both b/w and some hand coloured. Folder and plates are in a good condition. 330 x 255 mm (13 x 10 inches).

    . Grande chemise en papier gris / vert. Sous une nouvelle protection en glassine. Huit pages de texte, puis 12 planches détachées en noir et blanc et certaines coloriées à la main. La chemise et les planches sont en bon état. 330 x 255 mm.

    Book ID: 4361
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  • New India, or India in transition by STEDMAN COTTON, Sir Henry John
    STEDMAN COTTON, Sir Henry John
    New India, or India in transition

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. New and revised edition from 1904. First edition was 1885. Hardback in publisher's cloth. Gilt titles to spine. Written to draw attention to the great changes - political, religious and social - taking place in India in the late 19th / early 20th century. Boards are a little darkened, but inside is clean and tidy. ix, 251 pp. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). Nouvelle édition révisée de 1904. La première édition date de 1885. Livre relié en toile de l'éditeur. Titres dorés au dos. Écrit pour attirer l'attention sur les grands changements - politiques, religieux et sociaux - qui ont eu lieu en Inde à la fin du XIXe…

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    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. New and revised edition from 1904. First edition was 1885. Hardback in publisher's cloth. Gilt titles to spine. Written to draw attention to the great changes - political, religious and social - taking place in India in the late 19th / early 20th century. Boards are a little darkened, but inside is clean and tidy. ix, 251 pp. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). Nouvelle édition révisée de 1904. La première édition date de 1885. Livre relié en toile de l'éditeur. Titres dorés au dos. Écrit pour attirer l'attention sur les grands changements - politiques, religieux et sociaux - qui ont eu lieu en Inde à la fin du XIXe siècle et au début du XXe siècle. Les plats sont un peu assombris, mais l'intérieur est propre et bien rangé. ix, 251 pp. 200 x 130 mm

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    Book ID: 4302
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  • Photogravure of gondolas on the Grand Canal, Venice by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Photogravure of gondolas on the Grand Canal, Venice

    Paris: Ch. Wittmann, 1896. Lovely example of a photogravure showing gondolas on the Grand Canal, and San Giorgio Island in distance, Venice. B/ w image size: 150 x 200 mm (6 x 7¾ inches). Full item, including border: 250 x 330 mm. Very clean and fresh. Perfect for framing. Blank to verso.

    . Bel exemple de photogravure montrant des gondoles sur le Grand Canal et l'île de San Giorgio au loin, Venise. Taille de l'image en noir et blanc : 150 x 200 mm (6 x 7¾ inches). Image complète, y compris la bordure : 250 x 330 mm. Très propre et frais. Parfait pour l'encadrement. Le verso est vierge.

    Book ID: 4248
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  • Pictures Of The French : A series of literary & graphic delineations of French character... by JANIN, Jules, BALZAC, CORMENIN, and others
    JANIN, Jules, BALZAC, CORMENIN, and others
    Pictures Of The French : A series of literary & graphic delineations of French character...

    London: Thomas Tegg, 1841. First edition. Hardback in original cloth, with gilt illustrated title vignette to front and spine. Moiré endpapers. Complete with all 24 b/w plates (including frontispiece), and many others in text. Pages are darkened at edges, and some foxing to a few pages; otherwise good general condition. xii, 200 pages. 250 x 165 mm (9¾ x 6½ inches).

    Book ID: 4237
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  • Señor Bum in the jungle. by SAND, Algo
    SAND, Algo
    Señor Bum in the jungle.

    New York: Robert McBride & Company, 1932. First Edition. Original paper covered boards with map / route design in red to the front and rear boards. Red cloth spine with titles printed in black. The map design is repeated as end papers. Owner's bookplate to the front end paper. Seven full-page woodcut or linocut b/w illustrations. Also a number of vignettes. To the rear of the book are eight pages of b/wphotographs taken by the author on his trip to the Amazon. Boards are in good, clean, slightly bumped condition. Inside, clean and tidy throughout. 320, [viii] pp. 230 x 160 mm. (9 x 6¼ inches).

    . Première édition. Carton d'origine recouvert de papier avec carte / dessin de…

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    New York: Robert McBride & Company, 1932. First Edition. Original paper covered boards with map / route design in red to the front and rear boards. Red cloth spine with titles printed in black. The map design is repeated as end papers. Owner's bookplate to the front end paper. Seven full-page woodcut or linocut b/w illustrations. Also a number of vignettes. To the rear of the book are eight pages of b/wphotographs taken by the author on his trip to the Amazon. Boards are in good, clean, slightly bumped condition. Inside, clean and tidy throughout. 320, [viii] pp. 230 x 160 mm. (9 x 6¼ inches).

    . Première édition. Carton d'origine recouvert de papier avec carte / dessin de l'itinéraire en rouge sur les planches avant et arrière. Dos en tissu rouge avec titres imprimés en noir. Le dessin de la carte est répété sur les pages de garde. L'ex-libris du propriétaire se trouve sur la première page de garde. Sept illustrations pleine page en noir et blanc, gravées sur bois ou sur linoléum. Plusieurs vignettes également. Au dos du livre se trouvent huit pages de photographies en noir et blanc prises par l'auteur lors de son voyage en Amazonie. Les planches sont en bon état, propres, légèrement cabossées. L'intérieur est propre et bien rangé. 320, [viii] pp. 230 x 160 mm.

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    Book ID: 4203
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  • Round the World on Wings of Song (Reciprocity): by COWARD, Sir Henry
    COWARD, Sir Henry
    Round the World on Wings of Song (Reciprocity): An account of the Tour of the Sheffield Musical Union through the British Dominions from 17th March 1911, to 30th September 1911.

    Sheffield: J.W. Northend Ltd, 1933. Special Subscribers' Autographed Edition. Blue hardback boards with gilt titles to spine. Limited to 500 copies. Signed and dated in pen by the author to his frontis portrait photograph. Eight unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits. xiv, including list of subscribers, contents, and illustrations, 215 pp. No dust jacket, but book in good shape and clean inside. Pages a little rough at edges where the leaves have been cut. 225 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 4109
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  • James Joyce's Dublin. by QUINN, Edward
    QUINN, Edward
    James Joyce's Dublin. With selected writings from Joyce's works.

    Nice: EDQ, 1973. First edition. Hardback in red cloth, inside original unclipped dust jacket. Book and dust jacket are both in very good / fine condition. 285 x 225 mm (11¼ x 8¾ inches).

    With an introduction by Samuel Beckett, this fascinating collection of Edward Quinn's mostly b/w photography uses the same reportage style as Joyce himself often adopted. Rambling around Dublin from dawn to dusk Quinn found himself collecting what Joyce referred to as epiphanies. Not the literary kind, but photographic incidents of daily life and atmospheric places in Ireland's capital city.

    Book ID: 3979
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  • Aperçu des Etats-Unis au commencement du XIXe siècle depuis 1800 juqu'en 1810, avec des tables statistiques by BEAUJOUR, Chevalier Felix de
    BEAUJOUR, Chevalier Felix de
    Aperçu des Etats-Unis au commencement du XIXe siècle depuis 1800 juqu'en 1810, avec des tables statistiques

    Paris: L. G. Michaud & Delaunay Libraire, 1814. First Edition of this uncommon work giving an overview of the United States of America at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century. Complete with all maps and tables. Contemporary green hardback binding with burgundy and gilt spine label. The binding is somewhat rubbed and darkened. A weakness to the front board has been repaired and sewn at some point. There is a large (50cm x 38cm) map of North America with hand coloured borders and boundaries. This has a repaired hole to the top right edge (not really affecting map detail) and a repaired closed tear to the book edge, through the cartouche. There are also 17 charts and plans to…

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    Paris: L. G. Michaud & Delaunay Libraire, 1814. First Edition of this uncommon work giving an overview of the United States of America at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century. Complete with all maps and tables. Contemporary green hardback binding with burgundy and gilt spine label. The binding is somewhat rubbed and darkened. A weakness to the front board has been repaired and sewn at some point. There is a large (50cm x 38cm) map of North America with hand coloured borders and boundaries. This has a repaired hole to the top right edge (not really affecting map detail) and a repaired closed tear to the book edge, through the cartouche. There are also 17 charts and plans to the the rear showing statistical information. 274 pages. The pages are clean, with a little darkening to the edges only. A decent copy. 230 by 150mm (9 by 6 inches). The author was the French Consul General in the United States From 1804 to 1810, representing Napoleon Bonaparte to Thomas Jefferson. Sabin, 4172; Howes, H288; Clark II, 78

    . Première édition de cet ouvrage peu courant qui donne une vue d'ensemble des États-Unis d'Amérique au début du XIXe siècle. Complet avec toutes les cartes et tous les tableaux. Reliure cartonnée verte de l'époque avec étiquette bordeaux et dorée au dos. La reliure est quelque peu frottée et assombrie. Une faiblesse à la première planche a été réparée et cousue à un moment donné. L'ouvrage comporte une grande carte (50 cm x 38 cm) de l'Amérique du Nord avec des bordures et des limites colorées à la main. Elle présente un trou réparé sur le bord supérieur droit (qui n'affecte pas vraiment les détails de la carte) et une déchirure fermée réparée sur le bord du livre, à travers le cartouche. L'ouvrage comporte également 17 graphiques et plans au verso présentant des informations statistiques. 274 pages. Les pages sont propres, avec un léger assombrissement sur les bords seulement. Un exemplaire correct. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 pouces). L'auteur était le consul général de France aux États-Unis de 1804 à 1810, représentant Napoléon Bonaparte auprès de Thomas Jefferson. Sabin, 4172 ; Howes, H288 ; Clark II, 78.

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    Book ID: 3894
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  • Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the English. by [ATKINSON, John Augustus]
    [ATKINSON, John Augustus]
    Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the English.

    London: John Murray, 1814. First edition. With 50 colour aquatint costume plates, dated 1813. Hardback. Contemporary black long-grained morocco boards, gilt and embossed, corners slightly rubbed. All edges gilt, and gilt inner dentelle. Slight offsetting, and light foxing to some pages. Each plate has a page of text to describe it. All life is here; from Gipsey to Hussar, and Lord Mayor to Dairy Maid. Very attractive copy. Ref: Colas 2537; Lipperheide Gca 21; Tooley 374. [52] pp, plus 50 plates. 240 x 170 mm (9½ x 6¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3840
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  • Beschryving der Provincie Braband, by Sleeckx
    Sleeckx
    Beschryving der Provincie Braband, bevattende De opgave van al de steden en dorpen, wegen, vaerten en rivieren; de aenduiding der uitgetrektheid, bevolking, nyverheid, des handels; benevens de algemeene geschiedenis der provincie en de byzondere van elke voorname plaets, enz., enz.

    Gent: Drukkery van I.S. Van Doosselaere, 1861. First edition. Half leather with mottled hardback boards. 206 pages. With frontispiece, woodcuts in text, and a fold-out map to the rear. Map has a closed tear but is complete. Boards are rubbed. Inside has two institutional ex libris stamps; one to frontispiece, the other to title page. 185 x 125 mm (7¼ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 3799
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  • Over the Reefs. by GIBBINGS, Robert
    GIBBINGS, Robert
    Over the Reefs. With Engravings by the Author.

    London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1948. First edition. Hardback book in original dust jacket. Dust jacket neatly price clipped, both it and book are in good condition. With wonderful wood engravings. 240 pages. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3780
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  • De overwintering der Hollanders op Nova Zembla, in de jaren 1596 en 1597. by TOLLENS, H.
    TOLLENS, H.
    De overwintering der Hollanders op Nova Zembla, in de jaren 1596 en 1597.

    Leeuwarden: Hugo Suringar, 1873. Tiende druk. Boekje. Een gevierd gedicht over de Nederlanders die overwinteren in een houten hut. Zachte covers zijn delicaat en bijna los. 32 pagina's. 170 x 105 mm (6¾ x 4¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3719
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  • Orient Line Guide. Chapters for Travellers by Sea and by Land. by LOFTIE W.J.
    LOFTIE W.J.
    Orient Line Guide. Chapters for Travellers by Sea and by Land. Illustrated. The Fourth Edition, revised, with maps and plans.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd, 1891. Publisher's blue hardback boards with gilt title to front and cloth spine. Information for passengers, illustrations of ships, charts, maps and ship plans etc. some fold-out. Boards slightly damp stained and bumped. Sporadic foxing. Overall good condition. XL, 439 pp. including interesting b/w advertisements of the time. 215 x 175 mm (8½ x 7 inches).

    The Orient Line was formed in the late 18th century, and by the middle of the 19th century was sailing its steamships all over the world. This guide predates its association with (and eventual absorption by) the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company; or P&O.

    Book ID: 3610
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  • Les Contrées Mystérieuses et les Peuples inconnus. by TISSOT, Victor
    TISSOT, Victor
    Les Contrées Mystérieuses et les Peuples inconnus. Ouvrage illustré de 6 grandes cartes et de 277 gravures dans le texte, dont 54 grandes planches.

    Paris: Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1884. First edition. Hardback in three quarter leather with mottled boards. Raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Boards are rubbed, but acceptable. Clean and tidy inside. Complete, including all six folding maps etc. Boards have 778 pages. 270 x 195 mm (10¾ x 7¾ inches). Première édition. Relié en cuir trois quart avec plats marbrés. Dos à nerfs et titres dorés. Les planches sont frottées, mais acceptables. Intérieur propre et rangé. Complet, y compris les six cartes dépliantes, etc. Les planches ont 778 pages. 270 × 195 mm

    Book ID: 3600
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  • A Photo-Album of a World Tour. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Photo-Album of a World Tour. A German family travel around the world.

    NA. The photo-diary of a German family, who embarked on a world tour in 1928. 227 original photographs and 94 photo-postcards / commercial photographs are collected and captioned on 79 pages. The album was purchased on their journey at Niagara Falls, and is a limp leather, with an original painting of a native American to the front cover. The photographs vary in size, but are mainly about 14 cm x 9 cm each. Most in excellent condition. Often one man (presumably album owner) is marked with a small cross to the image.
    Places visited include: The journey on S.S. Lutzow (commissioned 1907 as Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship); New York; Buffalo N.Y.; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Native…

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    NA. The photo-diary of a German family, who embarked on a world tour in 1928. 227 original photographs and 94 photo-postcards / commercial photographs are collected and captioned on 79 pages. The album was purchased on their journey at Niagara Falls, and is a limp leather, with an original painting of a native American to the front cover. The photographs vary in size, but are mainly about 14 cm x 9 cm each. Most in excellent condition. Often one man (presumably album owner) is marked with a small cross to the image.
    Places visited include: The journey on S.S. Lutzow (commissioned 1907 as Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship); New York; Buffalo N.Y.; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Native Americans (posing for tourists in ceremonial dress); Chicago; San Francisco; S.S. Taiyo Maru (Originally the German "Cap Finisterre" handed to the Japanese in 1920 as war reparations); Hawaii & Honolulu, with locals posing for tourists; Tokyo, Japan; Fujiyama; Geisha's and tourist photographs; Kobe; Shanghai; Hong Kong; Manila & Philippines; Singapore; Sumatra; Ceylon; Cairo; Genova; Davos; Switzerland & Germany. The card pages of the album have nicks and closed tears, but not affecting photographs. A fascinating record of a (presumably) wealthy families tour around the world by steam ship and train. 290 x 350 mm (11½ x 13¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 3445
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  • Vue d'optique - Vue de la Tour des Pleureurs, à Amsterdam, du coté du Quai de Gueldre by LEIZELT, B.F.
    LEIZELT, B.F.
    Vue d'optique - Vue de la Tour des Pleureurs, à Amsterdam, du coté du Quai de Gueldre

    Paris: 1770. Copper engraving, beautifully hand coloured. Originally designed to be viewed through a zograscope. Title in French. Shows Geldersekade and the Schreierstoren with its bridge. After Jan de Beijer. In very good condition, under neat card mount. Visible area within card mount: 315 x 415 mm (12½ x 16¼ inches).
    A zograscope is an optical device for magnifying flat images, as the shape of the lens enhanced the sense of the depth shown in the picture. The precursor to 3D images! These were very fashionable in the late 18th century. Gravure sur cuivre, magnifiquement colorée à la main. Conçu à l'origine pour être vu à travers un zograscope. Titre en français. Montre la Geldersekade avec le Schreierstoren et son…

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    Paris: 1770. Copper engraving, beautifully hand coloured. Originally designed to be viewed through a zograscope. Title in French. Shows Geldersekade and the Schreierstoren with its bridge. After Jan de Beijer. In very good condition, under neat card mount. Visible area within card mount: 315 x 415 mm (12½ x 16¼ inches).
    A zograscope is an optical device for magnifying flat images, as the shape of the lens enhanced the sense of the depth shown in the picture. The precursor to 3D images! These were very fashionable in the late 18th century. Gravure sur cuivre, magnifiquement colorée à la main. Conçu à l'origine pour être vu à travers un zograscope. Titre en français. Montre la Geldersekade avec le Schreierstoren et son pont.En très bon état, sous passe-partout soigné. 315 x 415 mm
    Un zograscope est un appareil optique pour agrandir des images plates, car la forme de l'objectif améliore le sens de la profondeur montrée dans l'image. Le précurseur des images 3D ! Celles-ci étaient très à la mode à la fin du XVIIIe siècle.

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    Book ID: 3414
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  • Amsterdam and Bridge across the Amstel (aquatint) by IRELAND, Samuel
    IRELAND, Samuel
    Amsterdam and Bridge across the Amstel (aquatint)

    London: T. & I. Egerton, 1790. Lovely sepia aquatint taken from 'A picturesque tour through Holland, Brabant and part of France; made in the autumn of 1789', published in 1790. In a lovely cream coloured mount. Ready to frame. Visible image size: 130 x 165 mm (5 x 6½ inches). Actual size in mount: 260 x 280 mm (10¼ x 11 inches).

    Book ID: 3354
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  • The adventure of modern science begins
    Travels through the Low Countries, Germany, Italy and France, with Curious Observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Physiological &c by RAY, John
    RAY, John
    Travels through the Low Countries, Germany, Italy and France, with Curious Observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Physiological &c Also a Catalogue of Plants, Found spontaneously growing in those Parts and their Virtues.

    London: J. Walthoe, D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch..et al, 1738. Second edition. Volume I only (of two). Full leather binding with gilt details and titles. The leather is a little rubbed and the gilt faded. Slight cracking to the hinge, but holding well. Complete with three engraved plates (two folding). All three of the engraved plates are found in this, the first of the two volumes. Engraved capitals and end pieces. Internally in good clean condition, in a good, tight condition. Owner's name to the head of the title page. iv, 428, 120 pp. 205 x 130 mm (8 x 5 inches).

    John Ray was an English naturalist, widely regarded as one of the earliest of the English parson-naturalists, and the man with whom "the adventure of modern science begins".

    Book ID: 3332
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  • The Voice of Asia. by MICHENER, James
    MICHENER, James
    The Voice of Asia.

    New York: Random House, 1951. First Edition. Stated first printing. Hardback in neatly price clipped dust jacket - now in Mylar. Dust jacket has some light edge wear. Illustrated end papers. Pages clean. Michener had travelled widely in Asia and this book is the result of him having talked to many people he encountered along the way about their opinions of their country's religious problems, economic questions, and social revolutions. A snap shot of mid twentieth century Asia. 338 pages. 215 x 145 mm (8½ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3222
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  • The New York Visitor. World's Fair News July 1939 by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    The New York Visitor. World's Fair News July 1939

    New York Central System, 1939. A lovely guide to the World's Fair at New York. Illustrated throughout with information for visitors to New York. There were regular monthly publications throughout 1939 giving up to date information. Aerial sketch map of the fair, and a folding map of New York and the subway system. 50 pages (inc covers). 230 x 100 mm (9 x 4 inches).

    Book ID: 3212
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