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The New York Antiquarian Book Fair

April 12-15, Park Avenue Armory

1. [Acoustics]. Chladni, Ernst Florens Friedrich. Traité d'Acoustique,... avec huite Planches. Paris: Chez Courcier, 1809. First edition in French. Octavo. [4], xxviii, 375pp. Eight folding engraved plates. 48pp. publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Numerous tables within text. Contemporary and probably original sheep over marbled boards, orange label lettered in gilt, spine ruled in gilt with a roll, uncut. Minor rubbing, occasional light spotting; still a fine, unsophisticated copy. Fine.
First edition in French, translated by Chladni himself from his 1802 treatise on acoustics. Chladni, an amateur musician and instrument maker fascinated by the phenomenon of sound, established acoustics as a science. In his earlier work 'New Discoveries in the Theory of Sound, 1787, he demonstrated the method of sprinkling sand on plates of glass or metal and drawing a bow down their sides to produce a visible vibration pattern known to this day as "Chladni figures". The present work, published in German in 1802, greatly enlarged his results. In the present first French edition Chladni included autobiographical material in the preface which was not in the German edition. "Chladni, professor of physics in Breslau, was the first to reduce the general association between vibration and pitch to a tabular basis and thus lay the foundation of the modern science of acoustics" -Printing and the Mind of Man 233b (original edition in German). Bibliotheca Mechanica, page 71 (this edition); DSB III, 258-59. (#kfk197) $1,400.00

2. Aesop in Greek. [Greek letters]: Mythoi Aisopoy. | Æsopi Fabulæ Græco-Latinæ. Cum novis notis, necnon versione emendata. Editio, prioribus antehac editis correctior; et ad usum Juventutis Regiæ Scholæ Etonensis accommadata. Boston [and] Cambridge: Sumptibus Cummings et Hilliard [and] Hilliard et Metcalfe typographis, 1812. ISBN: seattle. Contemporary calf with green label, front joint cracked but holding soundly by the cords, typical wear and tanning but quite good for an American student book of the period.
This would appear to be the first example of Aesop in Greek printed in America. (#kfk485) $1,250.00

3. Aesop. Aesopi Phrygis et Aliorum Fabulae. Quorum nomina sequens pagella indicabit. Elegantisissimis iconibus in gratiam studiosae juventutis illustratae. Editio novissima caeteris auctior et emendatior cum indice locupletissimo. Venetiis [Venice]: Sumptibus Societatis, 1790. Duodecimo. 261pp. Illustrated with naive but very charming wodcuts. Uncut in original wrappers. Some expected wear to wraps, B1 with stub affixed, obscuring the edge of four lines at gutter, C10 tear at margin touching text block affecting seven lines of text (both apparent natural paper flaws), G8 closed tear (no loss) affecting woodcut, withal an appealing copy as it is in entirely original state.
An interesting survival, editions of the text were published as early as the 16th century. Worldcat locates two copies of this edition (Brown and Chicago Univ.). (#kfk414) $750.00

4. Aesop. Fables, with a Life of the Author. London: John Stockdale, 1793. First edition. Two volumes, tall octavo (or in the words of the publisher, "Elephant Octavo"). 285 x 180 mm (11 1/4 x 7 inches). One hundred and twelve engraved plates including vignette titles by Grainger, Bromley, Martin and others. Uncut and unopened in original boards with paper labels. Some typical browning or foxing, spines worn and becoming loose, very good.
An unusual survival in entirely original condition of this beautifully illustrated edition of Aesop, generally found rebound. The edition of Gay's Fables which was uniform with this set (and in fact advertised in this edition) has plates engraved by William Blake, and, though some of the plates here are unsigned, the occasional assertion of his involvement is unfounded. The illustrations were all based on those of Francis Barlow in his great edition of 1666 (which survives primarily in the reprint of 1687), with the clothing of the depicted humans updated to the late 18th century. (#kfk410) $2,250.00

5. Aesop. Select Fables of Esop and other Fabulists. In Three Books. By R. Dodsley. Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey... R. Cochran, printer, 1807. Octavo. Contemporary calf, worn. Illustrated with woodcuts.
An early American imprint of Aesop. (#kfk237) $600.00

6. Aesop. [Gooden, Stephen, Ill.]. Fables. London: Harrap, 1936. Original vellum in slipcase. Bookplate. Some light rubbing to slipcase, else fine.
One of 533 copies of which this is number 257 of 525 copies on paper (#kfk363) $1,750.00

7. Aesop. Clarke, H. Fabulae Æsopi Selectæ, or, Select Fables of Aesop with an English Translation, More Literal than any yet extant. Designed for the Readier Instruction of Beginners in the Latin Tongue. By H. Clarke, Teacher of the Latin Language. The Ninth edition Corrected and Amended. [Aesopi selectae]. Philadelphia: T. Dobson, 1789. Duodecimo. 161, [3 (ads)]pp. Old boards with later cloth affixed over spine, binding worn, first signature sprung, a very good copy.
An early American edition (the ninth as stated) of what, judging by the number of editions published, must have been a very popular work. The first edition of this translation was two years earlier in 1787, which was the first bilingual American edition of Aesop, the first edition in English was published in 1777 (#kfk424) $500.00

8. [Aesop]. Select Fables of Esop and other Fabulists. In three books. Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, for R. and J. Dodsley..., 1761. ISBN: seattle. Octavo. Frontispiece, sixteen full page plates (comprising multiple miniature illustrations of fables), head and tail pieces for each book, all in tasteful but modern color. Modern 3/4 morocco gilt by Bayntun. Fine.
A pleasing edition by the celebrated printer, Baskerville. (#kfk14) $1,200.00

9. [Almanac]. Weatherwise's Federal Almanack, for... 1789. Being the year after the Bissextille or Leap Year, and the Thirteenth of American Independence. Boston: Printed and sold by John Norman, [1788]. Stitched in original wraps. Some closed tears.
Though a fanciful image, it is the only contemporary view of Constitution Hall. A Weatherwise Almanack for 1788 brought $2640 at the Snider sale in 2008, I locate no record of sale for this year. (#kfk454) $1,250.00

10. Alston, John. Musical Catechism, with Tunes, for the Use of the Blind. Glasgow: Printed in the Asylum, by the Institution Press, 1838. Oblong folio, 147 x 240 mm. 24 ff. text and 13 ff. musical annotation in musical staves. Bound in Scottish black pebbled morocco, floral scroll tooling in gilt on front and back covers, spine richly gilt. Lightest rubs to extremities, a near fine example of a rare book.
First Edition (but see below) of this musical guide. Printed with the Fry-Alston embossed-type system. As with all editions from the Asylum Press, which started printing in late-1836, this is a rare book. Alston's goal with this work was to produce a basic instruction book to aid in the musical education of the blind. He was awarded the silver medal from The Society of Arts for Scotland, in large part for the present volume. The text portion contains an introduction by Alston and 20 ff. definitions of concepts such as harmony, melody, notation, staves, clefs, time, expression, etc., in a question-and-answer format. This is followed by 13 ff. of musical catechism, printed using the same technique that Alston used for text. He wanted to use the same symbols that the seeing used, so that they could read the music as well, and help to instruct the blind. The Edinburgh Society of Arts had awarded in 1832 a gold medal for the best method of printing for the blind to Dr E. Fry of London, and In 1836 John Alston began to print with an embossed type based on Fry's design. The first effort to print books for the blind was in 1786, by one Valentin Haüy. "The outcome of the movement Haüy started would have been hard for him to believe: by the middle of the nineteenth century there were altogether too many writing systems!"-Harris. The tension between the urge to use a type based on established letters, and making a purpose-made alphabet was long lived, and though Braille would eventually win out, the Allston/Fry design was an elegant solution. The sans serif type used is now quite familiar, but at the time it was very novel. The present example, being finely bound without being pressed by a careless binder, is quite stunning. OCLC/Worldcat locates five copies, two in Scotland, two in Britain, and a copy at Princeton. This last bears the same title and imprint but differs in collation to the present example, the most obvious difference being that it has 12, rather than 13 leaves of music. At the present time it is impossible to determine priority of this difference. A third edition was published in the same year (based on a copy located on Worldcat in Britain). Elizabeth Harris, In Touch: Printing and Writing for the Blind in the Nineteenth Century (Smithsonian, 1981). (#kfk452) $7,500.00

11. [Angling]. Bailey, William. The Angler's Instructor. A Treatise on the best modes of Angling in English rivers, lakes and ponds. First edition. (#kfk470) $550.00

12. [Astronomy] (U. S. Naval Observatory) Commodore B. F. Sands. Reports on the Total Solar Eclipse of August 7th, 1869. Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1870. Quarto. [vii], 217pp. Twelve lithograph plates, three of which are in color. Original dark brown cloth, lettered in gilt on cover. Small ownership inscription of D. W. Craig, Salem Oregon dated 1871 on title, inscription by the same gentleman to the Oregon Historical Society dated 1902 on the inner pastedown; this copy was later owned by the distinguished collector of books on science, Helmut Friedlander. A few light stains to cover, small pinholes at the upper right corner of a few plates, a very good copy.
First edition of this exhaustive report of a grand project to observe this solar eclipse, with a few plates that have a surprisingly modern aesthetic appeal. Sabin 76435. (#kfk293) $500.00

13. [Banjo]. Converse, Frank B. Frank B. Converse's Banjo Instructor, Without A Master. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, [1865 or after]. Octavo. Original yellow printed boards, cloth spine gilt, corners rubbed, still a fine copy.
A lovely copy of a scarce book. Yellow pictorial covers portray a nude angel picking the banjo. Although the copywright page shows the year 1865, this copy is more probably from the 1880's judging from the ads in the back of the book. Contains intricate directions, including music manuscript, for songs. Certainly a must-have for the serious banjo collector. (#kfk280) $850.00

14. [Banjo]. Stewart, S[amuel] S. The Banjo! A Dissertation. Philadelphia: S.S. Stewart, 1888. First edition. Twelvemo. Original green cloth with a picture of a Stewart 5-string banjo stamped in gark green on the front cover. Illustrated. Near fine.
Very rare, early treatise on the 5-string banjo. The text includes history and musings about the use of the banjo with portraits of performers of the day. Written by Samuel S. Stewart, a highly regarded banjo manufacturer. (#kfk279) $950.00

15. (Beauharnais, Hortense de). Romances mises en musique par S(a).M(ajeste).L(a).R(eine).H(ollande). [n. p.: n. p., circa 1810]. Oblong 8vo. Contemporary dark green morocco, gilt spine, front cover with gilt supra-libros of Hortense de Beauharnais in centre, both covers elaborately gilt with harps and Napoleonic eagles as cornerpieces, gilt inner dentelles. Engraved title with aquatint crowned coat of arms, handcoloured stipple-engraved portrait of Hortense De Beauharnais by Isabey, engraved by Monsaldi, 12 aquatints by Müller and Firinger, 12 engraved plates with musical scores engraved by Richomme.
Composed by the Queen of Holland, Hortense de Beauharnais. Her own copy! Nice set of illustrated musical scores and song texts inspired by medieval legends and chivalry romances by Eugenie-Hortense de Beauharnais (1783-1837), daughter of the Empress Josephine. She had to marry Louis Bonaparte, the younger brother of Napoléon for political reasons. She became Queen of Holland in 1806, but lived in France more often, away from her husband, the King of Holland, whom she disliked. She loved the arts and was a praiseworthy painter and composer. She had three sons, one of them the future emperor Napoléon III. After divorcing her husband and the abdication of Napoléon, she lived as '' la Duchesse de St. Leu'' on the shores of Lake Constance in Switzerland, where she died in 1837. A very nice copy.- (First blanks replaced; some foxing throughout). ¶ Olivier-Hermal-Roton, Manuel de l' amateur de reliures françaises, 2658. (#kfk185) $19,500.00

16. [Bible]. Hieroglyphic Bible. Hartford: S. Andrus & Son, 1855. Original cloth. Bright. (#kfk532) $300.00

17. [Binding]. [19th century painted vellum book cover]. . Painted in green, red, heightened in gold. Green silk lining. (#kfk446) $300.00

18. [Black Sun Press]. Choderlos de Laclos. Alastair, illus. Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Black Sun Press. Two volumes, quarto. Magenta cloth in dustjackets. (#kfk469) $650.00

19. Blanckley. Naval Expositor. Shewing and Explaining the Words and Terms of Art Belonging to the Parts, Qualities and Proportions of Building, Rigging, Furnishing and Fitting a Ship for Sea. Also, All Species that are Received into the Magazines and on What Services They are Used and Issued. Together with the Titles of All the Inferior Officers Belonging to a Ship, with an Abridgement of their Respective Duties. London: E. Owen, 1750. ISBN: seattle. Quarto. Modern calf bound to style. Profusely illustrated with engravings in the text. A fine copy. (#kfk175) $3,750.00

20. Bosworth, Newton. The Accidents of Human Life; with Hints for Their Prevention, and the Removal of Their Consequences. New York, 1814. First American edition. Contemporary calf with red spine label. Front joint cracked but holding. (#kfk471) $750.00

21. Bowen, J. T. The United States Drawing Book; comprising elements of the Art of Drawing with the lead pencil, chalk, or crayon, or with water colours; and a series of excersizes, among which are Views of some of the most Interesting Scenery in the United States. Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle, 1838. Oblong quarto. 24pp, frontispiece and thirty-six fine lithograph plates. Original cloth, stamped in gold on cover. Very good.
John T. Bowen was an artist and lithographer who operated in New York from 1834 to 1838 and in Philadelphia thereafter, until around 1856. Among his best-known works are the lithographs for John James Audubon’s octavo edition of The Birds of America 1840-44) and the folio plates from Audubon’s The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (1842-1848). He also published the lithographs for McKenney and Hall’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America (1838), as well as a series of 20 views of Philadelphia after J.C. Wild and John T. Bowen’s United States Drawing Book with 37 views of locales in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Worldcat locates eleven copies. (#kfk451) $1,200.00

22. Bowkler, Richard. The Art of Angling Improved, in all its parts, Especially Fly-Fishing: Containing A particular Account of the several Sorts of Fresh-Water Fish, with their most proper Baits. Also The Names, Colours, and Seasons of all the most Useful Flies. With Directions for Making each Fly... Worcester: Printed by M. Olivers, [ca. 1747]. First edition. Small octavo. [4], 95 pp. Printer's ornaments at beginning and end of text. Contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked. Extensive manuscript material on front and rear blank leaves, including an index and "Directions for feeding Carp". A nice copy.
First edition. Although only Richard Bowlker's name appears in the first edition, in the second, his son Charles seems to lay claim to the work. At his death in 1779, Charles "was considered the most finished fly- fisher of his day." The work went into many editions; this, the first, is quite rare. (#kfk443) $5,000.00

23. [Calder, Alexander, illus.] Aesop. Fables of Aesop According to Sir Roger L'Estrange... with Fifty Drawings by Alexander Calder. Paris: Harrison of Paris. Minton, Balch and Company, New York, 1931. First edition thus. ISBN: seattle. Original Illustrated paper covered boards, in original chemise and slipcase with paper labels. Includes the Illustrated paper knife often missing. Surface rubbing to extremities of slipcase, still a fine copy.
The Artist and the Book, 47. (#kfk003) $2,750.00

24. Callcott, Dr. [John Wall]. Musical Grammar, In Four Parts. Boston: West & Blake, and Manning & Loring, [1810]. First American edition. Duodecimo. Contemporary and probably original marbled calf with red label gilt. Minor staining to endleaves, a very good copy, entirely unsophisticated.
First American Edition, a pleasing copy. Callcott was born in Kensington, London. He was a pupil of Haydn, and is celebrated mainly for his glee compositions and "catches". In the best known of his catches he ridiculed Sir John Hawkins' History of Music. (#kfk295) $450.00

25. Carulli, Ferdinando. Méthode Complete pour Guitare... Paris: n.p., circa 1820. Quarto. Engraved title, lithograph portrait of Carulli. Sympathetic modern binding in period style, some paper repairs.
A rare early edition of this important method, stated fourth edition on title. Carulli is of tantamount importance in the history of classical guitar, he wrote the first complete method, which continues to be a part of guitar pedagogy. Born in Naples, Carulli spent most of his life in Paris, where he attracted patrons and elevated the profile of the guitar as a serious instument. He was among the most prolific of composers for the guitar, writing over four hundred works in the span of twelve years; ranging from the simplest pieces for beginners to full orchestral concertos. Copies of his method are very infrequently encountered. (#kfk301) $2,250.00

26. [Chapbook]. The Transmigrations of Indur, an Indian Brachman, through the Bodies of an Antelope, Wild Goose, Dormouse, Elephant, Whale, Bee, Rabbit, Mastiff, and his Return to the Human Form. London: Houlston and Co., [ca. 1830?]. Sextodecimo. Full morocco. Colored woodcuts. (#kfk444) $750.00

27. [Children's Books.]. Picture Lessons, Illustrating Moral Truth. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [18--?]. Small folio. ten leaves text and ten hand colored lithograph plates (lined). Title, issued originally as the wrapper, supplied in facsimile. Modern binding. Occasional tears, the penultimate plate especially worn; withal most of the plates are in attractive state and given the book's scarcity, this is a more than acceptable copy.
An extraordinarily rare and desirable American color plate children's book. (#kfk450) $10,500.00

28. [Children's Books]. Little Goody Two-Shoes. New York, 1825. Hand colored plates. (#kfk533) $300.00

29. [Christie's Minstrels.]. Christy's Panorama Songster; Containing the Songs as Sung by The Christy, Campbell, Pierce's Minstrels, and Sable Brothers. New York : William H. Murphy, n. d. , [c. 1866]. Duodecimo. Complete, but collates as pp. 71-136 (with two pages misnumbered). Original printed yellow wrappers; vignette illustration to upper cover, very minor wear to spine ends; contents very good and quite tight; engraved frontispiece; textual wood-engraved vignettes throughout. Near fine.
A selection of 48 minstrel songs with a wood-engraved frontispiece of Christy in blackface and drag as the Cachuga and illustrated with 11 textual vignettes. (#kfk437) $250.00

30. [Cinderella]. Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper. Cooperstown, NY: H & E Phinney, 1832. Original yellow wrappers. Woodcuts. (#kfk531) $150.00

31. Conrad, Joseph. Typhoon. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. First edition. ISBN: seattle. Original cloth lettered and decorated in orange and blue. Near Fine.
A near fine copy of the true first edition. This was published the following year in Britain with other stories added. (#kfk118) $800.00

32. Cook. Capt. Cook's Third and Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean....Faithfully
Abridged from the Quarto Edition. Philadelphia: W. Woodward..., 1796. Small octavo. 152pp. 134 x 75mm. Modern pink boards. Some browning or staining, a good copy.
This is a very scarce children's edition of the voyages. (#kfk511) $2,250.00

33. [Cruise Ship Log] Raymond & Whitcomb Company [and a passenger]. Log Book February 25 West Indies Cruise... S. S. "Statendam" Clearing Port of New York February 25th 1930. Boston, New York, et. al., 1930. Octavo. A printed momento of a specific cruise, with historical information and illustrations from early travel books for each destination, as well as blank spaces to be used as a log by passengers, in this case with entries by a person who neglected to record his name. Cloth backed paper boards, front cover embossed and decorated in gold. Illustrated, with one full color illustration of flags and funnels.Very good.
The entry for March 30th includes a description of a visit with then Governor Roosevelt, presumably F. D. R. (#kfk479) $150.00

34. [Crusoe]. Bisset, James. "Robinson Crusoe" Original watercolor design comprising a trompe l’oeil image of an open book showing a full-page color illustration facing a page of text, signed by the artist (“Inv. & Pinx.”) on one of the “pages” under the picture. . Of British origin, early 19th century. Measures 9 1/2 x 12 inches (including borders), on stiff board.
A charming bibliophilic image celebrating Daniel Defoe’s great novel, here illustrating a scene from chapter IV of Robinson Crusoe. Bisset (1762?-1832) was a prolific painter and poet, as well as a publisher, art dealer, and noted Birmingham eccentric. (#kfk462) $4,500.00

35. [Cuala Press]. John Masefield. Broadsides from the Cuala Press. 31 (of 60) In a half morocco
slipcase. .
The Cuala Press was a renowned Irish publishing collective. Begun by Elizabeth Yeats as part of an effort to teach arts and crafts to young Irish women, it played an important role in promoting Anglo-Irish literature in the decades before and after the restoration of home rule. John Masefield's association with the Press goes back to its early days. He was the author of the poem in the first edition of Cuala's renowned series of broadsides. He later contributed book-length reminiscences of William Butler Yeats and J.M. Synge. His association with Jack Yeats, the chief illustrator of the Press, resulted in Yeats contributing woodcut illustrations to many Masefield editions. (#kfk519) $1,500.00

36. Detmold, Edward J., illus. Aesop. The Fables Of Aesop. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. First edition thus. Quarto. Twenty-five of the beautiful tipped-in color plates by Detmold (with lettered paper guards). Original white cloth gilt on spine and front cover, in slipcase. Spine toned and faded, one plate lightly creased in (not affecting the subject of the image), a very good copy with the cover gilt bright.
Limited edition of 750 copies, signed by the artist. A beautiful production. (#kfk431) $1,000.00

37. Dorat, [CL.J.]. Fables Nouvelles. La Haye Et se trouve A Paris: Chez Delalain, 1773. ISBN: seattle. 2 parts in 1 vol. XXII, (2), 309, (3) pp. Contemporary full-grained red morocco, spine ribbed and richly gilt, with orange title-label, with gilt fillet borders on sides, richly gilt inner dentelles, g.e. With 2 fine engraved frontispieces, engraved vignette on title, full-page engraved allegorical plate, and 99 finely engraved head-pieces and 99 beautifully engraved tail-pieces illustrating the fables, all after designs by C.P. Marillier.
A splendid copy in red morocco of the "chef-d'oeuvre" of the French artist Clément Pierre Marillier (1740-1808), the outstanding French artist, who invented the illustration by vignettes at the head and at the end of short pieces of text in the style of Louis XVI. Marillier's illustrations to Dorat's "Fables" together with those he did for Dorat's "Baisers" are generally considered to be the two masterpieces of 18th century miniature book-illustration. His intricate designs were executed by about 25 of the best engravers of the time. The 1773 edition of Dorat's "Fables" is the first with Marillier's illustrations, and according to the author in his foreword it was enlarged with 24 new fables. It must originally have been published in parts, and obviously not finished before 1775, as several of Marillier's illustrations in the second part are dated 1774 and 1775. The second volume is here in first edition, but the first volume was meanwhile once republished, with the same date 1773. The work contains 4 series of 24 fables, with at the end of the first three series an extra "Conte" added. Claude Joseph Dorat (1734-1780), a very prolific but not very successful author of gallant poetry, was always much interested in the rich production and fine illustration of his works. For this he defends himself in an interesting preface, in which he further discusses previous authors of fable books, from Aesop to La Motte-Houdart. Fine copy from the library of Paul Menso.- (The allegorical plate not repeated in the second part). ¶ Cohen-De Ricci p. 313; ff. Sander 508; Cioranescu 25113; Fabula Docet 102; Landwehr, Emblem & Fable Books, F079; Lewine pp. 150-151; Ray, The Art of French ill. books, pp. 81-83; Fürstenberg 104; Ann Stevenson Hobbs, Fables, p. 74. (#kfk186) $9,500.00

38. [Economics] Fitz-Geffry, Charles. The curse of corne-horders: with the blessing of seasonable selling. In three sermons, on Pro. II.26. Begun at the general sessions for the county of Cornwall, held at Bodmyn, and continued at Fowy. London: : By I[ohn] B[eale] for Michael Sparke at the blew Bible in Greenarbor,, 1631. Early (possibly original?) paper wrappers, resewn. 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches (19.5 x 13 cm); [6] ff, 56 pp., with a splendid cut on the title page; Light staining to a few leaves, generally a very good copy.
First edition. An important sermon pertaining to the distribution of food, preached after "Theese two yeeres of dearth." Fitz-Geffry condemned the practice of hoarding corn with the intention of selling it at a higher price. In effect, this is a diatribe against a commodity market, a startlingly modern economic theme. Fitz-Geffry states "let Ministers (as his Majesty commandeth) joyne forces with the Magistrates against this Monster, Avarice." ESTC S102168; STC (2nd ed.), 10938; Goldsmiths' 624; Kress S.619, (#kfk483) $4,500.00

39. Ellis, John. An Essay towards a Natural History of the Corallines. London: For the Author, 1755. Contemporary calf. Forty plates, many folding. Ellis demonstrated the animal nature of corals, previously categorized as plants. (#kfk518) $1,500.00

40. [Emblem Book.] Ayres, Phillip. Emblems of love in four languages. Dedicated to the ladys by Ph: Ayres Esq. [London]: Printed for John Wren bookseller & binder at ye Bible & Crown near Great Turn-Style Holborn,, [1750 circa]. Octavo. Engraved throughout, Engraved title, Introductory sonnet, and forty-four full page engraved emblems with facing text in four languages (Latin, English, Italian and French). Contemporary calf, old and very skilled reback. A very good and attractive copy.
A pretty copy of this charming English Emblem book, first printed in 1683. A reissue of the plates of the 1714 edition, with an engraved titlepage, and an introductory sonnet. Dated books printed for John Wren range between the years 1748 and 1757. (#kfk355) $1,750.00

41. [English Monarchy]. Portraits and characters of the kings of England : from William the Conqueror to George the Third. Part One... Part two. London: John Harris, 1830. Third edition. Duodecimo. Two volumes bound in one. ff. 17; 18. [title for each part, leaves printed on one side]. A total of thirty-three hand coloured woodcut portraits. Period drab boards, endpapers renewed (possibly a remboîtage). A few minor tears, an excellent copy. Very Good +.
Third edition, apparently with a plate added since the first edition. Handsome coloured woodcut portraits of Monarchs and other notables from English history, with short descriptions (ten lines) in verse of their reigns. Published as part of Harris’ ‘Cabinet of Amusement and Instruction’ series. A charming little book, very scarce in commerce. Osborne II.790 [describing the first edition of 1823]. (#kfk399) $750.00

42. Fellowes. A Visit to the Monastery of La Trappe in 1817. Fourth Edition. London: 1823. Crushed morocco sympathetically rebacked. A very nice copy. (#kfk517) $650.00

43. Galland, M. Les contes et fables Indiennes, de Bidpai et de Lokman. Traduites D'Ali Tchelebi-Ben-Saleh, auteur Turc.
Oeuvre posthume. Paris: Jacques Ribou, 1724. ISBN: seattle. 2 vols. 12mo. XL, (4), 390, (2); (2), 382, (2) pp. Contemporary red morocco, spine ribbed and elaborously gilt with flowers and other figures, gilt calf title-labels, triple-fillet borders on both covers, gilt inner dentelles, g.e. 9 full-page engraved plates illustrating some of the fables.
The first author ever of these fables was a Brahman, or Indian wise-man by the name of Vichnolu-Sarma. It is said that he wrote the fables, then called pantcha-tantra, in order to advice the ruler of the Indian empire. And in order not to offend him, he did this in writing stories in which the malign fox and the noble lion are the protagonists. It is clear that the fox stood for the ministers and other people with power, who wanted to undermine the powers of the king, represented as the lion. The king, Dabchelim, was very contented with this work and praised both the author and his work extensively. In the 6th century King Nouchirvan of Persia sent his medic, Barzouyeh to India to obtain this famous collection of fables. Soon, people from Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Arabic world came to read the work and translate it in their own languages. And though it is unavoidable that changes occur in these processes of translation, the basis, the real meaning or message of the fables has always been the same. In his forword to this work, Galland tells the reader that the Bidpai fables are at that time translated in every language used on the continent, and besides the translations in Arabic and Turkish he mentions translations in Greek, German, Flamish, Dutch, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian and Latin. The Greek and Latin versions, were the first "European tranlations. Siméon Seth made the Greek version already in the eleventh century, whereas the Latin version "Directorium Humanae Vitae" was written by Johannes de Capua, in the 12th or 13th century. The later one based his version on a Hebrew version, whereas Seth based his one on an Arabic text. Troughout the ages fables in general played an important role. Within this fable-tradition, the Bidpai-fables play an important role. Antoine Galland born in 1646, died in 1715. He published a lot of works, of which a considerable part postumous. It is said that of this work, he was only able to finish 4 chapters himself and that Cardonne completed the work. Splendid copy from the library of Ledru-Rollin. ¶ Cohen-De Ricci 146 ; Lewine, p. (lists an edition of 1724 with 9 plates, however 3 in the first volume and 6 in the second); Brunet 938; Graesse, p. 422. (#kfk187) $15,000.00

44. [Golden Cockerel Press.] Ghose, Sudhin N. Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from India. with Illustrations by Shrimati E. Carlile. London: (i.e. Waltham Saint Lawrence),: Golden Cockerel Press, 1961. Printed in black and brown with six full page illustrations, and endpaper illustrations, by Shrimati E. Carlile; brown lead letters. Tall 4to, gilt-pictorial brown morocco by E. W. Hiscox; orange cloth slipcase.
One of 100 specially-bound copies from a total edition of 500. (#kfk270) $650.00

45. [Grabhorn Press] [Aesop]. The Subtyl Historyes and Fables of Esope. Translated Out of Frensshe in to Englysshe By William Caxton at Westmynstre in the Yere of oure Lorde mcccc. lxxxiii. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1930. First edition thus. Large octavo. Original red morocco, spine gilt lettered. Illustrated in colors and heightened in gold, with initials in color, by Valenti Angelo. Very light rubbing to extremities,one signature with light foxing due to a paper flaw, a near fine copy. Near Fine.
One of two hundred numbered copies by this esteemed private press of San Francisco. Ashby, The Fox and the Grapes, Aesop through the Ages: p. 37 (and illustrated plate 1.) (#kfk361) $400.00

46. [Gray, Thomas; his copy.] Hegenitius, Gotfridus, Abraham Ortelius & Johannes Vivianus. Itinerarium Frisio-Hollandicum, et abr. Ortelii Itinerarium Gallo-Brabanticum. In quibus quae visu, quae lectu digna. Leiden: Ex officina Elzeviriana (Bonaventura and Abraham), 1630. Duodecimo in 6s. 100 x 63mm. 343,[1], [16]pp. Nineteenth century full red morocco gilt by Clarke & Bedford, a.e.g.; housed in a wallet style dark green green leather case. In fine condition.
From the library of Thomas Gray, one of the great English poets, with his signature on the title, and his characteristic "cost me" note on the lower margin of the final blank. Gray's "Elegy" is firmly placed in the canon of English literature, the poem contemplates life and death while describing the scene of a graveyard. First edition of Gotfridus Hegenitius's description of his journey to Groningen, Friesland and Holland during the years 1626-7. Hegenitius (ca.1597 - after 1646) was born in Silesia. On his travels he recorded many texts of epitaphs and inscriptions, mirroring one of the main interests of the time. Given the themes of Gray's masterpiece, the present volume seems a compelling artifact. (#kfk489) $3,750.00

47. (Greenaway, Kate, illus.) Harte, Bret. (Edmund Evans, printer). The Queen of Pirate Isle. London: Chatto & Windus, [1886]. First edition. Small quarto. Pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt, black and other colors. With color frontispiece and 27 color illustrations by Kate Greenaway. A very good copy, ownership inscription on half-title. (#kfk494) $450.00

48. Greene, Graham. Brighton Rock. An Entertainment. New York: Viking Press, 1938. First edition. ISBN: seattle. Original cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. Slightest edgewear to jacket, but bright and not played with. Housed in a 1/2 blue morocco clamshell box. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
This, the first edition, preceded the English edition by one month. Considered by many to be Greene's best mystery, a "Cornerstone" for collector's of the genre. Two films have been made based on this book, Greene himself participated in the first one which was released in 1947. Very scarce in this condition. (#kfk140) $4,500.00

49. [Guitar]. Ambrotype of a man holding a Martin Guitar. n.p. : n. d., circa. 1860's.. 1/2 ambrotype plate in a fine Union case.
Inquire for more information. (#kfk299) $3,500.00

50. [Guitar]. Carcassi, M[atteo]. New and Improved Method for the Guitar. Boston et. al.: Oliver Ditson & Co. et. al., [1853]. First American edition(?). ISBN: seattle. Quarto. Handsome woodcut frontispiece depicting the manner of holding the guitar. Original printed boards, cloth, spine.
In all likelihood a later printing of the first American edition of Carcassi's celebrated method, quite interesting to find in the original boards. Very scarce. Selch. The Legacy of Sebastian Virdung: 371 (illustrated). (#kfk261) $1,500.00

51. [Guitar]. Paixo Ribeirõ, Manoel da. Nova arte de viola, que ensina a tocalla com fundamento sem mestre, divida em duas partes, huma especulativa, e outra practica; Com Estampas das posturas, ou pontos naturaes, e accidentaes; e com alguns Minuettes, e Modhinas por Musica, e por Cifra. Obra util a toda a qualidade de Pessoas; e muito principalmente ás que seguam a vida litteraria, e ainda ás Senhoras. Coimbra: Real Officina da Universidade..., 1789. First edition. Quarto. [1] leaf, V, 51 pp. With eight double page engraved plates. Uncut and unbound as issued with traces of wrappers. Generally a fine copy in original condition with the engraved plates unsewn so that they would sit flat on the music stand. Very light marginal stain to two plates. Preserved in a folding case with leather label. Near Fine.
First Edition, a desirable, unsophisticated copy of this rare 18th century source of instrumental pedagogy on the Portuguese baroque guitar (or viola). The work is divided into both a practical section; explaining and illustrating the tuning, fingering, notational signs and exercises; followed by a number of minuets and modinhas for entertaining and personal enjoyment. The five course baroque guitar is tuned as the present day guitar without the lower E course. The instrument uses twelve strings with three double-string courses and two triple-string courses. The author notes bourdons are required on the 4th and 5th course, and an upper octave string should also be used on the 3rd course. The 3rd course is called "toeira" or "singing string." Because of the bright strumming qualities of the viola it was especially popular for accompaniment of folk songs and dances as well as a solo instrument. A guitar of this type, by Diego Costa, is dated 1715 and preserved in the musical instrument museum of the University of Leipzig. Selch. The Legacy of Sebastian Virdung: 58 (illustrated); RISM A/I, P 647 & B VI, 633; Eitner VII, 293; Wolfheim I, 897. (#kfk260) $3,750.00

52. Helvetius, Claude-Adrien. De l'esprit: or Essays on the Mind and it's Several Faculties. London: Printed for the Translator..., 1759. First English language edition. Quarto, 256 x 205 mm. xvi, 331pp. Title in red and black. Contemporary calf, a good copy.
First edition in English, published in 1758 in French, much to the consternation of virtually all in power in France, where it's license was revoked and most copies of the true first were destroyed. (#kfk522) $1,450.00

53. Helvetius, Claude-Adrien. De l'esprit. [with] Arrest du Conseil... [and] Lettre au Reverend Pere... Paris: Chez Durand, 1758. Quarto, 248 x 190 mm. [2]; 4; [4], xxii, 643,[1]pp. (The "Arrest" and Letter bound at front). Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt with floral tools, red label. Front joint cracked but holding soundly by the cords, a handsome unsophisticated copy.
First edition, second issue. First edition of the last major work of the French philosopher and encyclopédiste, Helvetius, DE L'ESPRIT (On the Mind) was condemned by the Church and the Sorbonne for its uncompromising atheism, regarded as dangerously revolutionary by the Court of Louis XV, and publicly condemned by Parliament. A follower of Locke's empiricism, Helvetius's work was an important development in the history of utilitarian thought, and both Bentham and Mill were strongly influenced by Helvetius' elaboration of a theory which saw mankind as the product of his environment and his education. The first issue of the first edition is very rare: Smith locates only 15 copies. Although the second issue of the 1758 quarto is not as rare as the first, it should be noted that only one copy of the First edition has appeared at auction (in ABPC) since 1975, and that copy was the first issue; no copies of the second issue have appeared for 30 years. (#kfk520) $4,500.00

54. Helvetius, Claude-Adrien. De l'esprit. Paris: Chez Durand, 1758. Quarto, 250 x 190mm. [4], xxii, 643,[1]pp. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with red label, a very good copy.
Second edition. A handsome copy of this book, of great importance in philosophy and great complexity in printing history. See preceding entry for more on this book. (#kfk521) $2,250.00

55. Hygin (Caïus-Julius). C. Julii Hygini Augusti Liberti | Fabularum Liber, Ad omnium poëtarum lectionem mirè necessarius
. Lugd. Bat & Amstel.: Apud Gaasbekios, 1670. Duodecimo. [24], 288, [84] pp. Engraved title. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin, clasps intact. Excellent copy.
A nice example of a late edition. Gaius Julius Hyginus (ca. 64 BC – AD 17) was a Latin author, a pupil of the famous Cornelius Alexander Polyhistor, and a freedman of Caesar Augustus. He was by Augustus elected superintendent of the Palatine library according to Suetonius' De Grammaticis, 20.[1] It is not clear whether Hyginus was a native of Spain or of Alexandria. Suetonius remarks that he fell into great poverty in his old age, and was supported by the historian Clodius Licinus. Hyginus was a voluminous author: his works included topographical and biographical treatises, commentaries on Helvius Cinna and the poems of Virgil, and disquisitions on agriculture and bee-keeping. All these are lost. Under the name of Hyginus there are extant what are probably two sets of school notes abbreviating his treatises on mythology; one is a collection of Fabulae ("stories"), the other a "Poetical Astronomy". The lunar crater Hyginus and the minor planet 12155 Hyginus are named after him. [hhmm... Wikipedia] (#kfk417) $850.00

56. [India]. Gaekwar of Baroda. Hindoo Mythology Popularly Treated: being an epitomized description of the various Heathen Deities illustrated on the silver swami tea service, Presented As a Memnto of His Visit to India to H. R. H. the Prince of Wales, K. G. , G. C. S. I. by His Highness the Gaekwar of Baroda. Madras: Printed by Gantz Brothers | Adelphi Press,, 1875. Square octavo. Title, [4ff.], 42 pp. Printed in gold on japan vellum paper. Publisher's presentation red morocco binding (with their ticket on inner rear pastedown), pink coated endpapers, gilt on covers and spine, front cover lettered and with a central pictorial tool depicting Lord Brahma. Rubbed at the extremities, still an attractive example of a scarce Indian binding.
First edition, a special copy printed in gold, a stunning production in a charming Indian binding. Worldcat locates six copies, none of which mention printing in gold. Scarce as it is in any version, it is a fair presumption that only a limited number (one can be tempted to suggest only one, but I shall not) were printed this way. This is a typical example of a book published in India with the goal of impressing on the English colonizers the depth of ancient civilized culture of India. It is curious that the deities are referred to as "heathen". The Gaekwads, together with the other Maratha chieftains, fought the British in the First Anglo-Maratha War. In 1802, the British intervened to defend a Gaekwad Maharaja who had recently inherited the throne against rival claimants, and the The Gaikwads rule of Baroda began when the Maratha general Pilaji Rao Gaekwad conquered the city from the Mughal Empire in 1721. Gaekwads concluded a treaty with the British that recognized their independence from the Maratha empire and guaranteed the Maharajas of Baroda local autonomy in return for recognizing British suzerainty. Due to its fertile black soil, lush forest and vast treasury (the rewards of numerous military campaigns) Baroda was the wealthiest of the Maratha states. Cotton was a mainstay of Baroda’s economy, which helped fill its coffers with copious amounts of currency. Because of their British allies, the Gaekwars were able to retain power of` this state. In return the British received a share in the state revenue and required representation, a British resident, be at the Maharajah’s court.[2] Maharaja Sayyaji Rao III, who took the throne in 1875, did much to modernize Baroda, establishing compulsory primary education, a library system and the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He also encouraged the setting up of textile factories, which helped create Baroda's textile industry. He is well known for offering a scholarship to study at Columbia University to one of the most prominent Indian Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.-[Wikipedia]. (#kfk447) $4,500.00

57. [Indian imprint.]. Hindoo foundling girl, or the history of Little Polly S*****, related by a mother to her children A true tale written by the person who found her and with whom she is now living. Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press and sold in London by G. Wightman, 1831. 109 x 75mm. Original wrappers printed on front cover, lithograph frontispiece, 35 [36]pp. Very good.
First edition (?), rare. Descriptions of gruesome deaths and inexplicably inhumane behavior are employed to make a case against the wicked Brahmans. Worldcat locates one copy (Princeton), and three copies of an edition dated 1834. (#kfk509) $500.00

58. [Judaica] [Stephen Sewall]. An Hebrew Grammar, Collected Chiefly from Those of Mr. Israel Lyons...and the Rev. Richard Grey, D. D. Boston: Printed by R. and S. Draper, for the Honorable and Reverend the President and Fellows of Harvard-College,, 1763. Quarto. 202 x 125mm. [2],v,[1],83pp. Half title. Contemporary calf backed marbled boards, spine and boards worn, a fresh copy. Corner of E4 torn not affecting text.
First edition. This is the second Hebrew grammar produced in America, preceded only by a work by Monis published in 1735. The final twenty-three pages are comprised of a study of Hebrew poetry. Dr. Rosenbach says that the Hebrew types used in printing this book were destroyed by fire in January, 1764. (#kfk448) $2,500.00

59. La Borde, Jen-Benjamin de. Essai sur la musique ancienne et moderne. Paris: l'Imprimerie de Philippe-Denys Pierres et Eugène Onfroy,, 1780-81. ISBN: seattle. 4 parts and a supplement in 4 vols. 4to. Vol.1: (4), 5, (3), V-XX, 200, XX, 201-445; vol.2: (4), 444, 178; vol. 3: (4), 702; vol. 4: (4), 476, 27, 8, LVI (General index), (4), XIV, 70, 59, 59, 59 pp. (Supplement). Vol. 1: (4), 5, (3), V-XX, 200, XX, 201-445; vol. 2: (4), 444, 178; vol. 3: (4), 702; vol. 4: (4), 4 Contemporary calf, gilt spines with red morocco labels lettered in gold, red painted edges, marbled endpapers. With engraved vignettes on the titles and numerous very interesting head- and tailpieces by Malapeau and Masquelier; many staves and musical notations in the text. Vol. 1 (part 1): 3 folding and 57 full-page engraved plates of Arabic and Asiatic musical instruments, musical notations and tables; vol. 2 (part 2): 2 folded engraved plates with musical notations, 2 full-page engraved plates and 220 engraved plates with musical notations and poems, the last 177 as chap. XII (separately numbered 1-178); vol. 3 (part 3): 2 folded tables and 3 full-page engraved plates with musical notations; vol. 4 (Suppl.): 3 times 59 (=177) full-page engraved plates with musical notations and poems.
Very rare first edition of one of the best and finest illustrated books on music of the 18th century, together with all the supplements as indicated by Brunet and Barbier. The last supplement with separate title bound at the end of vol. 4: Mémoires sur les proportions musicales, le genre énarmonique des Grecs et celui des modernes. Avec les observations de M. Vandermonde ... & des remarques de M. l'Abbé Roussier. Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1781. The work is i.a. important for its extensive accounts on the history of ancient Greek and Asiatic music as well as for the publication - sometimes for the first time - of pieces of 16th and 17th century music.beautiful vignettes were engraved by Malapeau and Masquelier; the plates are engraved by Bouland, Chenu, Piquenot, Mme Ponce & Mme Moria after the drawings by Boulant, Myris and Paris.Benjamin de la Borde (1739- 22 July 1794, when he was executed on the guillotine) was until the death of King Louis XV subsequently his lackey (1762), Gouverneur of the Louvre (1773) and Farmer General (1774). He studied the violin under A. Dauvergne and composition with the famous composer Rameau. He composed three trio's, numerous songs, parodies for the Théâtre de la Foire and many other works presented at court and at the Opéra de Paris. Very fine copy uniformly bound in contemporary calf of this important work on music. ¶ Brunet III, 712; Graesse IV, 58; Fétis II, 26; Cat. biblioth. Fétis 3195; Barbier II, 242b; Cohen 538; Honegger II, 682; RISM B, VII, p. 466; Gregory, Cat. early books on music, p. 142. (#kfk188) $21,000.00

60. La Fontaine, Jean de. Fables of La Fontaine. Illustrated by J. J. Grandville. Translated from the French by Elizur Wright, Jr. Boston: Published by Elizur Wright, Jr. and Tappan and Dennet..., 1841. First English language edition illustrated by Grandville. ISBN: seattle. 2 volumes, large octavo. Contemporary 3/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt. Extra-illustrated with two portraits and fifty india proof plates from another illustrator. A very presentable copy, some minor rubbing. Fine internally.
This handsome copy of Fontaine's Fables includes the well known plates by Grandville, as well as additional india proof plates by [?]. Of particular note in this edition are the highly varied and creative headpieces composed of typographical ornaments. (#kfk7) $1,950.00

61. Las Casas, Bartolome de. [Las Obras del Obispo D. Fray Bartolome De Las Casas...]. [Barcelona]: [en casa de Antonio Lacaualleria], [1646]. Octavo, 200 x 140 mm. 214 leaves (lacks general title and license as usual). Separate titles for each of the five Tracts. Contemporary limp vellum. First blank flyleaf torn, some light staining, a unsophisticated copy in natural condition. Discreet (private?) library stamp on first and final leaf.
First collected edition of the Tracts. The importance of Las Casas treatises is difficult to overstate. He has much to say about the Indians of many regions (Florida, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, the Caribbean islands, etc.), their status under the Spaniards, their treatment by both private individuals and government officials, and such basic questions as whether they have souls and whether one can wage "just war" on them. Indeed, Las Casas' writings have long been recognized as a major source on the early history of the New World and as foundation documents in the history of human rights. Very scarce. European Americana 646/34. Sabin 11239. (#kfk513) $6,500.00

62. Lawrence, D. H. Nettles (Criterion Miscellany No. 11)
. London: Faber & Faber, 1930. Octavo. 28pp. Red cloth lettered in gilt on cover. Fine.
The first printing, including both cloth bound and wrappered copies, consisted of 3000 copies, with the clothbound copies being in the minority. (#kfk502) $100.00

63. Lecomte, Hyppolite. Costumes civils et militaires de la Monarchie française depuis 1200 jusqu'à 1820. Paris: Chez Depelch, [1820]. 338 x 255mm. 380 hand colored lithograph plates (including a colored lithograph title), three engraved titles. Loose in a clamshell box. (#kfk449) $4,500.00

64. [Lincoln, Abraham.]. President Lincoln's Grand March.
. NY and Boston: Horace Waters and Ditson, 1862. Hand colored lithograph title. Sheet music, 8pp. (includes wraps). Lower margin trimmed touching imprint, else fine. (#kfk456) $1,000.00

65. Louys, Pierre. Louis Icart, Illustrator. Chrysis. Paris: Charles Meunier, 1940.
One of 125 numbered copies (from a total edition of 147). (#kfk445) $3,500.00

66. [Manuscript, 18th century, in English and Latin.]. Puerilium Fasciculus; sive, Variarum rerum ad Brachygraphiam, Glossographiam, Arithmeticam, et Artes alias spectantiam Collectio. . Circa 1755. Eight astronomical diagrams. Early twentieth century 3/4 calf with brown gilt label.
Introduction to shorthand, arithmetic, astronomy, geography, and other subjects, written in question and answer form for young people.This highly legible manuscript presents a fascinating, thorough picture of common knowledge of the day with appealing diagrams, some in color. (#kfk217) $4,500.00

67. Martial. Marci Valerii Martiallis Epigrammata libri xiiii. Venice: Rusconibus, 1514. Royal octavo. 305mm. Vellum, joints cracked but holding. Woodcut title, others in text. Some staining. (#kfk491) $2,750.00

68. Marx, Karl. Le Capital Paris: Librairie du Progres.
. Quarto. Contemporary quarter red morocco.
First French Edition, second issue. (#kfk514) $1,250.00

69. [Miniature Book.]. London Almanck for the year 1795... London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1795. 30 x 30mm. Entirely engraved. Red morocco "wallet style" binding ruled in blind with a charming clasp incorporating an eight pointed star and fleur-de-lis like device. The flap, and an inner folding pocket lined in green morocco. Housed in a marbled board slipcase, tiny bookplate of Wilbur Macy Stone.
Rather an amazing piece of work. (#kfk493) $1,750.00

70. [Munchausen]. “Complete Original Edition” of the Surprising Travels and Adventures of Baron Munchausen, in Russia, the Caspian Sea… Also, an Account of a Voyage into the Moon and Dog Star; Many Extraordinary Particulars Relative to the Cooking Animal in Those Planets, Which are There Called the Human Species. To Which is Added, A Sequel, Containing his Expedition to Africa…. London: S. Kirby,, 1819. Full brown morocco. With Forty Copper-Plates. (#kfk382) $650.00

71. [MURRAY, Hannah and Mary]. The American Toilet. New York: Imbert's Lithographic Office, [1827]. First American edition. Sextodecimo. 116 x 87mm. Twenty leaves (includes title), entirely lithographed. Marbled boards, in a finely embroidered pink silk cover with a different bouquet of flowers on each cover. Three (of twenty-one) of the moving pieces in this copy are lacking, so that the answers to the riddles are not hidden. Ownership inscriptions, very good or better.
A series of nineteen poetic riddles about virtues, each with a moving part concealing the answer. Rosenbach 683. (#kfk496) $750.00

72. [Music.] Gumbo Chaff (i.e. probably Elias Howe.). The Ethiopian Flute Instructor, containing full and complete instructions with all the popular negro melodies of the day, including those of the Christy Minstrels. By... author of Ethiopian Glee Book, Ethiopian Accordian Instructor, Ethiopian Violin Instructor, &c. &c. Boston: Elias Howe, 1848. First edition. Oblong octavo. Original yellow printed wrappers. 48pp. Spine frayed, very good.
A very scarce item. Contains an essay on the origin of the flute, a thorough lesson for playing both the flute and of basic music theory, including a glossary of musical terms, and twenty-seven pages of popular tunes, among them "Get along Home my Yaller Gals", "Jim Crow Polka" and so on. (#kfk337) $1,500.00

73. [Music] Finch, C. The Gamut and Time-Table, in Verse. For The Instruction of Children.... Embellished with Twelve Illustrative Coloured Engravings. London: Dean and Munday, [circa 1820]. Duodecimo. 35pp. Original printed wrappers. Twelve hand coloured woodcuts. Very good.
An early ownership inscription is dated 1838. (#kfk351) $1,000.00

74. [MUSIC] SOUVENIR DES MENESTRELS. Le Souvenir des menestrels, contenant une collection de romances inedites (4e annie). Ed. Charles Laffillg. Paris: Widow Benoist [au Magasin de Musique de Mme Benoist],, 1817. 16mo (123 x 80 mm), xxii, 183 pp., [2] leaves (calendar for 1817); copper-engraved frontispiece (signed Lambert), and 9 copper-engraved plates (see below); text engraved throughout (except for introductory matter and calendar). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, gilt, edges gilt; 19th- century engraved bookplate ('Ex libris AM'), signed 'A. Marie'; some light foxing. The 4th annual volume in the series of this famous music periodical, published from 1814 to 1828, each complete in itself.
This appears to be the issue on papier velin, with engravings avant la lettre, and in publisher's lavish gilt red morocco binding. The 9 plates were designed by popular artists of the period: Chasselas, Garnerey, Patras, Horace Vernet, Desmoulins, and were engraved by Lambert and Godefroy. The musical scores and lyrics are also engraved. Among the musical compositions included in this volume are some by Rodolphe Kreutzer (the violinist to whom Beethoven dedicated the so-called "Kreutzer Sonata"), Hyarinthe Jadin, Giovanni Pacini, Ignaz Pleyel, Francois Naderman, et al.. § Grand-Carteret, Les almanacks francais, 1712; Barbier, rv, 541. (#kfk473) $850.00

75. New York Yacht Racing Association. Constitution and By-Laws, Sailing Regulations, Rules and Time Allowances.... Officers, rules, and "records of regattas and list of yachtclubs and their flags and delegates enrolled." [New York], [1893]. ISBN: seattle. [4], 96, [2] pp. Illustrated in color and black and white, with a folding chart of lower New York Harbor showing courses. Original burgundy cloth lettered in gilt, rear cover spotted else very good.
This rare specimen presents a fascinating picture of early Yacht racing in New York City, and perhaps surprisingly it was quite active compared to the present day, judging by the number of clubs listed herein. The Association was started in 1889. The profuse illustrated advertisements add interesting context and background. No copies of this title are found in OCLC. (Morris and Howland records an 88 page copy of the 1892 edition, p 331.) (#kfk76) $950.00

76. Paganini, [Nicolo]. Framed Playbill. Birmingham: Barlow, 1832. Framed broadside.
A rare broadside for one of the iconic violinist's probably numerous "last" performances. Among paganini's notorious showmanship gimmicks was to break all but one string and play a piece, thus handicapped, with surprising dexterity. Such a performance is promised in the program here. (#kfk298) $2,500.00

77. [Parley, Peter.]. Peter Parley's Tales of the Sea. With many Engravings. Philadelphia: Thomas, Copperthwaite & Co., 1841. ISBN: seattle. Square duodecimo. Contemporary 1/4 calf over boards. Frontispiece and numerous woodcuts within text. Rear free endpaper excised, typical and not unsightly wear. A very good copy.
An early edition of this title, first printed in 1831. A wide selection of maritime subjects are covered for a juvenile audience ranging from the parts of a ship to the natural history of the sea. Of particular interest are the passages on sea monsters, and more importantly, a chapter on the sinking of the Whaleship Essex, and another on La Perouse. All editions of this are scarce. (#kfk104) $500.00

78. Paulding, Lieut. Hiram. Journal of a Cruise of the United States Schooner Dolphin, among the Islands of the Pacific Ocean; and a visit to the Mulgrave Islands, in pursuit of the Mutineers of the Whaleship Globe. New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill., 1831. First edition. ISBN: seattle. Duodecimo. Folding lithograph frontispiece map. Twentieth Century 3/4 speckled calf over marbled boards, red label. Small lower corner stain affecting final twenty pages.
A nice copy, with clipped signatures of Percival and Paulding pasted to the front and rear free endpapers. The schooner Dolphin, under the command of "Mad Jack" Percival, was sent to the Pacific to rescue survivors of the incredibly gory mutiny aboard the Nantucket whaleship Globe. After stopping in the Galapagos, the Marquesas and the Gilberts, the Dolphin made its way to Mili, where Lieut. Hiram Paulding rescued William Lay and Cyrus Hussey, the only two survivors of the crew. On the return home, the Dolphin stopped in Hawaii to refit, and thus became the first U.S. warship to visit there. While in Honolulu, the crew, along with the whalers in port, were involved in an attack on the home of the "prime minister," Kalanimoku, in a protest against a law forbidding Hawaiian women to visit aboard ships. Percival later faced a court martial for inciting the riot. Howes P-131; Forster 80; Sabin 59186. (#kfk155) $2,250.00

79. Perrault, [Ch.]. Tales of Passed Times by Mother Goose. With Morals. And Englished by R.S(amber) Gent. To which is added a New one, viz. The Discreet Princess.- Contes du Tems Passé de Ma Mere L'Oye. Avec des Morales. Augmentée d'une Nouvelle, viz. L'Adroite Princesse. The Sixth Edition, Corrected. and adorned with fine Cuts. London: for J. Melvil, 1764. ISBN: seattle. Small 8vo. 227, (1 blank) pp. Old half calf. With woodcut vignette on two titles, one title in English at the beginning, the other in French for the added story, richly engraved frontispiece, and 8 fine engraved plates by H. Immink, one for each fairy tale.
Early English bilingual edition of the fairy tales by Charles Perrault with parallel texts in English and French on facing pages. The added tale by Perrault's niece Marie Jeanne L'Héritier de Villaudon is also with parallel texts in English and French on opposite pages, and starts on page 150, so it is a fairly lengthy one. The fine engraved plates by the Dutch artist H. Immink are here of somewhat smaller size than the text-leaves, so they were probably printed elsewhere, perhaps in The Netherlands. They illustrate each fable in rich and elegant scenes, and the frontispiece, which is still inspired by the original, a woman spinning and telling tales to three children before the fire, is now executed in the more flourishing and elegant style of the full 18th century. The translation here is stated to be the one by R. Sambler Gent(leman), which was found advertised in the "Morning Chronicle" of 1729, but of which no edition earlier is known than the third, of 1741. Another translation, by G.M. Gent(leman), first published in about 1765, but of which the eleventh edition of 1799 is the earliest known, succeeded the translations by R. Samber. Gumuchian however, states that G. M., who is Guy Miege, was the first English translator, from the start in 1729. It was the first English translator, whoever he was, who was responsible for the switch from "La Belle au Bois Dormant", that is "The Beauty in the Sleeping Wood" to "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood", probably due to a faulty understanding of the French language, but since kept in all translations, not only in the English, but also in the other European translations, like the Dutch and the German. The English translation was the oldest, from 1729, then followed the first Dutch translation in 1754. French editions had already been published in The Netherlands from the start however, in 1696, and the first German edition appeared in 1790. All 18th century editions are extremely rare. Good copy, with all the prints in fine and strong impressions.- (Binding sl. rubbed & restored). ¶ Muir p. 51; Cohen-De Ricci 789; this ed. not in Brunet, and no 18th century English ed. in Gumuchian, or Boekenoogen; not in Coll. Osborne; cf. Gumuchian 4422, note (English ed. by G.M. of ca. 1810). (#kfk189) $19,500.00

80. [Perrault, Claude (1613-1688).] Translated from French into German by Andreas Müller. Der Irrgarten zu Versailles. [Augsburg,, ca. 1690].
. 4o (191 x 144 mm). Text in French and German. Engraved plan of the labyrinth as part of the engraved title, and 40 engraved plates by and after Johann Ulrich Kraus (1655-1719). 19th-century boards. Provenance: E. Mareuse (bookplate).
First German edition. A translation of the Paris 1677 edition also illustrated with a plan and 40 engraved plates. According to the preface by Johann Ulrich Kraus, this work is intended as a guide for the visitor of the labyrinth in the garden in Versailles, and for anyone who is interersted in the design of the labyrinth. This work is not mentioned in any of the consulted references. Berlin-Kat. 3448 refers to a publication on the Grotto de Versailles by Kraus, published in Augsburg, also without any date. (#kfk472) $1,450.00

81. Pocock, George. The Aeropleustic Art, or Navigation by the Use of Kites, or Bouyant Sails. [London: W. Wilson for Sherwood and Co., 1827]. First edition. Quarto. [2], 51, [1]pp. Engraved title with hand-coloured aquatint vignette and three hand-coloured aquatints by P. Roberts; after Thomas Buttersworth and Samuel Colman. . Later quarter morocco over marbled boards. Bound without the ads. Light foxing to text, small marginal tear to leaf first leaf of preface, binding rubbed; a very good or better copy of a rarely encountered book.
First edition, quite rare. The eccentric George Pocock, evangelist, schoolmaster and inventor, settled in Bristol where he opened a school for boys, to whom this work is dedicated. He provides a history of kites and details experiments with them as auxiliary sails for ships, as a means of rescue from shipwrecks, for signals, crossing rivers and most famously for his patented Char-volant, a kite powered carriage that could reach speeds of twenty miles per hour. The text is strewn with literary references and poetry, exhibiting the versatile and quirky personality of this most unusual author. The beautifully executed plates illustrate these various experiments, especially the slightly humorous scene with the Char-volants gleefully roving an idyllic countryside in multiple directions. A strain of defensiveness is unmistakeable in this work, and another item in our offerings, "The March of Reason" (1828) may paint a picture of why: it includes two of Pocock's proposed uses of kites in it's satirization of various new ideas of the day. (#kfk233) $7,500.00

82. [Polyglot Bible (The Lord's Prayer)]. Joanne Chamberlaynio. [John Chamberlain]. Oratio Dominica in Diversas Omnium Fere Gentium Linguas Versa.... Amsterdam: Guilielmi & Davidis Goerei, 1715. Small quarto, 193 x 145mm. [48], 94, [5]; [2], 156 (final page misnumbered 256)pp. Two folded engraved plates, some text engraved, all depicting letterforms of various languages. Modern calf with red label, a fine copy.
The Lord's Prayer in too many languages to count... (#kfk512) $2,250.00

83. [Polyglot]. Preces S. Niersis Clajensis Armeniorum Patriarchal viginte Quatuor Linguis Editae. Venetiis In Insula S. Lazari, 1823. Green cloth with orange label gilt, very good copy.
Second, enlarged polyglot edition of a beloved Armenian Lenten prayer, written by Nerses Shnorhali (Nerses the Graceful, 1098?1173), chief bishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church as well as a poet and composer of hymns. This volume was printed at the renowned San Lazzaro degli Armeni printing press of the Mekhitarist monks, on the island of San Lazzaro at Venice; the text appears in Armenian (modern and classical), Greek (likewise), Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, German (in black-letter), Dutch, Irish, Russian, Polish, Croatian, Serbian, Hungarian, Turkish, Persian, Arabic, Hebrew, Chaldean, and Syriac. (#kfk516) $500.00

84. [Print] La Fontaine, [Jean de]. Les Oyes de Frere-Philippe, Conte tiré de La Fontaine. Friar Phillip's Geese, A Tale from La Fontaine. London: Thomas Watson, 1782. Engraving.
This beguiling image renders a scene from the first tale of the second volume of La Fontaine's "Contes et Nouvelles" (the verses printed here in French and English are the final lines of the tale.) The Hermit Phillip has brought his son to the city for the first time. (#kfk297) $950.00

85. [Reynard the Fox.]. History, the most Delectable- of Reynard the Fox. Newly Corrected and Purged, from all grossness in Phrase and Matter. Augmented and Enlarged with sundry Excellent Morals and Expositions upon every several Chapter. To which may now be added a Second Part of the said History: As also the Shifts of Reynardine the Son of Reynard the Fox, Together with his Life and Death, &c. London: T. Ilive for Edward Brewster, A.M. and R.R. for Edward Brewster, and T.J. for Edward Brewster, and Thomas Passenger,, 1701, 1681, 1684. 3 parts in 1 vol. Sm.4to. (160); (112); (4), 160 pp. Contemporary mottled calf, spine ribbed and gilt, with red title-label, red mottled edges. With large woodcut of King Lion's court on title and 61 large woodcuts in text, all signed EB, in the first part; and 15 large woodcuts, mostely repeats, in the second part.
One of the rare collected editions of three parts of the English Reynard the Fox. The first part, "The Most delectable History of Reynard the Fox", is here in the newly corrected younger English tradition with morals, in modernised language and divided into 25 chapters. This version was first published at London by Edward Alde in about 1620. Ours is dated 1701, and has a general title, comprising the two other parts as well. The second part, "Containing Much Matter of Pleasure and Content. Written For the Delight of young Men, Pleasure of the Aged, and Profit of all. To which is added many Excellent Morals", was already promised by Alde in 1620, but only first appeared in 1672. Here dated 1681, it contains 32 chapters. The third part is published here for the first time. Dated 1684, the title reads: "The Shifts of Reynaldine, the Son of Reynard the Fox, Or a Pleasant History of his Life and Death. Full of Variety, &c. And may fitly be applied to the Late Times. Now Published for the Reformation of Mens Manners". This part is unillustrated. The woodcuts, all signed EB, were probably cut by the publisher Edward Brewster. They are rather primitive but very charming and illustrative. The 62 woodcuts in the first part are printed from 39 differend blocks. The second part contains 15 woodcuts, of which five are repeated, but all are repeats from the first parts as well. Collected editions with two or three parts were only published between 1672 and 1701 in various combinations as all parts were published separately as well. Good copy, with the bookplate of L.H. Dorreboom.- (Binding very sl. rubbed). ¶ Menke V, B, c, and 35 (1st part), 29, (2nd part), and 30 (3rd part); Kirmse 15; not in Prien; Ebert II, 18879; Graesse VI, 85; Brunet IV, 1228. (#kfk184) $9,500.00

86. Segovia, Andres and George Mendoza. Segovia, My Book of the Guitar. Guidance for the Beginner. [With signed program, etc.]. [Cleveland and NY]: Collins, 1979. First edition. Original pictorial paper boards, in dust jacket. Edges slightly rubbed, light soil to jacket. With a photocopy program for a concert especially arranged for the Buckley School, and two small broadside advertizements for this book, one of which is signed and dated. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.
First edition, signed and dated (1980) on the title page by Segovia, here offered with appealing companion material including a second example of the Maestro's autograph. (#kfk281) $750.00

87. Seneca. L & M Annæ Senecæ Tragœdiæ cum notis Th. Farnabii. Amsterdam: Daniel Elzivir, 1678. 12mo. Engraved title. Vellum with yapp edges. Signature & bookplate of Tucker Brooke. (#kfk495) $750.00

88. [Shakespeare]. A Silver gilt medal with bust of Shakespeare. Stratford-upon-Avon: Westwood[?], 1769. 95 x 80 mm. Full green morocco gilt clamshell box, the medal [32mm] mounted in a velvet panel; by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. (#kfk501) $500.00

89. [Shipwrecks]. Twelve Hours on the Wreck; or, the Stranding of the Sheffield. New York: T. C. Butler, 1844. Octavo, 72pp. Original cloth rebacked with morocco. Illustrated with woodcuts. A bit worn, corner of title chipped.
"The Sheffield, Captain Popham, sailed from Liverpool for New York on October 5, 1843. Crew and passengers numbered about 130. The voyage was long, about thirty-seven days, and the weather severe, but the ship sighted Long Island on November 10. The next day a pilot came aboard, and they set out for the harbor. Apparently the storm and perhaps fog led the pilot astray, and the ship struck on the Romer shoal. Fortunately the Sheffield had a sturdy hull, and was so close to New York that rockets sent up from the ship were seen. Captain Vanderbilt, of Staten Island, in the Wave, came to the rescue and took most of those on board the Sheffield. A little later those left on board, all crew members, were taken off. There were no casualties." - Huntress 326c. (#kfk525) $200.00

90. [Shipwrecks]. Mossman, Samuel. Narrative of the Shipwreck of the "Admella," inter-colonial steamer, on the Southern Coast of Australia: drawn up from authentic statements furnished by the rescuers and survivors... with a map of the coast, and a sketch of the wreck at the time of rescue, by J. Fawthrop, harbormaster, Portland. Melbourne: For the committee of the "Admella" Fund, by J. H. Moulines and Co., 1859. First edition. ISBN: seattle. Small octavo. Original green cloth decorated in gilt on cover and spine.
Huntress 413c. (#kfk129) $2,200.00

91. [Smyth, Henry DeWolf][The "Smyth Report" on Atomic Energy for Military Purposes, in Russian.]. [Moscow], 1946. Octavo. 276pp. Illustrated. Modern cloth, Original front wrapper bound in.
First Edition in Russian. Printing and the Mind of Man 422e (describing the English language edition printed the preceding year. Published in the U. S. six days after HIroshima, this is ".the remarkably full and candid account of the development work carried out between 1940 and 1945 by the American-directed but internationally recruited team of physicists.which culminated in the production of the first atomic bomb." (PMM) Smyth was chairman of the Department of Physics at Princeton, and his account of the "Manhattan Project" is the first officially published description of the immediate history of atomic reaction following Hahn and Strassman's Discovery of Nuclear fission, 1939. (#kfk523) $5,500.00

92. Sonderland, J. B. Bilder und Randzeichnungen zu dentschen Dichtungen. Dusseldorf, et al:: Verlag von Julius Buddeus,. Folio. Half calf and marbled paper over boards, gilt-lettered leather spine label; unpaginated, with illustrated title-page, followed by 40 full-pages plates (all etchings), and poems (30 pages, in German). A very tiny scuff marks here and there, mostly along edges of boards; two plates show a little, very faint, foxing or soiling – otherwise bold, bright, and clean, with large margins. Near fine. Striking. (#kfk394) $1,750.00

93. [Stevenson, John Hall.]. Makarony Fables; with the New Fable of the Bees. In two cantos. Addressed to the Society. By Cosmo, mythogelastick professor, and F.M.S. The second edition. London: J. Almon, 1768. Quarto. 58pp. Half-title and final ad present. Modern (early 20th century) 1/2 cloth over older boards.
Stevenson, 1718-1785, a friend of Laurence Sterne's from Jesus College, Cambridge, proclaimed his sole aim in life was to enjoy himself. At home in Skelton Castle, Yorkshire, he formed a club of 'demoniacks' indulging in drunken orgies and 'obscene jesting'. He gained some notoriety by his 'small pamphlets of licentious but tedious verse, which he issued in quarto form with ample margins'. He appears in both Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey as 'Eugenius'. Makarony Fables was first published in late February 1767, and, written in the mode of Aesop, it contained political squibs against the opponents of John Wilkes, mainly John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. (#kfk420) $650.00

94. Stevenson, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: Longmans, Green an Co., 1886. First UK edition. Octavo. Original buff wrappers printed in red and blue. Ownership inscription (Kate Rae) in upper margin of front wrap, spine a touch chipped, but an unsophisticated and entirely attractive copy. Housed in a cloth chemise.
First English Edition First Issue. This state in wrappers preceded the casebound issue by a week or so. The first issue is identified by the ink correction of the date on the upper wrapper. (#kfk497) $6,500.00

95. [Trollope, Frances.]. The Mother's Manual, Illustrations of Matrimonial Economy. London: Truetel, Würtz and Richter, 1833. First edition. Octavo. Illustrated with colored plates. Full red morocco gilt, housed in a custom clamshell box. Joints lightly rubbed, a very nice copy.
First Edition, the very scarce colored issue. (#kfk340) $2,800.00

96. Twain, Mark [i.e. Samuel L. Clemens.]. Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Hartford, Conn. : American Publishing Company, 1876. First American edition. Quarto. Illustrated. Original blue cloth decorated in black and gilt. Very discreet repair to inner hinge, the slightest dulling to spine, an excellent example of the striking binding.
First American Edition, third printing. BAL 3369. (#kfk499) $4,500.00

97. Verne, Jules. De la Terre à la Lune, Trajet direct en 97 heures. Paris: Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation, J.Hetzel,, [1865]. First edition. Octavo. 302, [2 (errata)], [2], 17 (ads) pp. Original 1/4 dark green morocco over pebbled cloth blind-stamped boards. A fine copy in a 1/2 red morocco clamshell box.
First Edition. De la Terre à la Lune is a humorous science fantasy novel, one of the earliest entries in that genre. It tells the story of the president of a post-American Civil War gun club in Baltimore, his rival, a Philadelphia maker of armor, and a Frenchman, who build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch themselves in a projectile/spaceship from it to a Moon landing. The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the comparative lack of any data on the subject at the time, some of his figures are surprisingly close to reality. However, his scenario turned out to be impractical for safe manned space travel since a much longer muzzle would have been required to reach escape velocity while limiting acceleration to survivable limits for the passengers. (#kfk504) $1,750.00

98. [Violin]. [Prelleur, P.]. The Art of Playing on the Violin with a New Scale showing how to stop every Note, Flat or Sharp, exactly in Tune, and where the Shifts of the Hand should be made. To which is added A Collction of the finest Rigadoons, Almands, Sarabands, Courants & Opera Airs extant. London: Printing Office in Bow Street, [circa 1750]. Octavo. Frontispiece (a man playing a violin), folding plate (showing scales on the neck), title and 48pp. Entirely engraved. Modern marbled boards. A fine copy.
A charming book on violin technique, quite scarce. Prelleur was probably French and had settled in London after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. In 1739 he was elected member of the Royal Society of Musicians. The present volume was originally written for the Modern Musick Master (1731) and it, along with its companion pieces was issued separately prior to 1765. The book is entirely engraved and devoted exclusively to instruction for the violin while being supplemented by a number of compositions (including Handel). Kassler II, 853. (#kfk334) $1,750.00

99. [Warren, Samuel]. Ten Thousand A-Year.
. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1840-41. First edition. Six volumes, duodecimo. Original cloth backed boards. (#kfk503) $750.00

100. Wilson, James, F. R. S. E., M. W. S. The Natural History of the Quadrupeds and Whales; being the article "Mammalia," from the seventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica. With above one hundred and fifty illustrations. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black; Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., and Hamilton, Adams, & Co. London; and John Cumming, Dublin, 1837. First edition thus. ISBN: seattle. (#kfk89) $750.00

101. Worm, Ole (1588-1654). Danicorum monumentorum libri sex: e spissis antiquitatum tenebris et in Dania ac Norvegia extantibus ruderibus eruti (Additamenta ad Monumenta danica). Copenhagen: Joachim Moltke, 1643 [-1651?]. Folio 273 x 187mm. 2 parts, [24 (incl. engraved title-page)], 526, [16]; 40pp. Engraved title-page, one folding engraved plate, woodcut illustrations, woodcut initials and head-pieces. Contemporary vellum. A few areas of very light foxing, a near fine copy.
First Edition. The Earliest written account of the Rune stones of Denmark and Norway, and one of only a few surviving sources for many runic inscriptions otherwise now lost. Ole Worm, professor of medicine at Copenhagen, studied and published on a wide range of subjects. (#kfk515) $3,500.00

102. Yeats, W. B. [Sprague, Mary, ill.]. Unnoticed Like a Bird. n. p.: Singletree Press, 1987. Original textured wrappers, small folio.
One of thirty-five numbered copies. A beautiful small press edition of Yeats, with fine woodcuts. (#kfk364) $750.00

103. [ZUNIGA, Lorenzo Bautista de]. [Antonio de Solis(?)]. Annales eclesiasticos i seglares de la M.N. i M.L. Cividad de Sevilla que comprehenden la Olimpiada, o Lustro de la Corte en ella. Seville: F.J. de Blas y Quesada, [1747]. Small folio 295 x 205mm. Engraved title, 26ff., 250pp. plus two large (800mm) plates. (p. 33 misnumbered 49, 209 misnumbered 225, 232 misnumbered 123.) Contemporary limp vellum. Endpapers renewed, typical stains to binding, occasional foxing, pp. 57-64 with expert repair affecting rules, p. 193 with closed tear just crossing rule, some creasing to corners. A very good copy.
First edition of this fine fête book which updates the Annales eclesiásticos, y seculares of 1677. A very rare account of the festivities surrounding the visits to Seville every four years by the Royal Court, known as the Olimpiad. The work contains the texts of pageants and poetry composed for these occasions, which combined various religious and secular events, including bull-fights, tournaments, and other festivities. The large folding plates are by the Spanish painter and engraver Pedro Tortolero (c. 1700-1766). They show PHILIP V, King of Spain (1683-1746) and his court Entering Seville in 1729 and the transferral of the remains of FERDINAND III (the Saint, Died: 1252), to their new resting-place, with the Procession passing Seville Cathedral of the same year. The frontispiece was engraved by Juan Fernandez (fl 1747) after a drawing by Tortolero. The authorship of the work is unclear, as the licenses are made out to Lorenzo Batista de Zuniga, but others credit the work to the Jesuit author Antonio de Solis, who wrote the appendices. (#kfk401) $7,500.00

 

 

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