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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 pics

2. [Aesop in four languages.] Gailer, Jacob Eberhard. Neues Fabelbuch. Eine Auswahl des Schönsten aus der Fabelwelt, in deutscher, lateinischer, französischer und englischer Sprache, für die Jugend bearbeitet von J.E. Gailer, Verfasser des neuen Orbis Pictus etc.
. Tübingen: Osiander, [1836]. Octavo. viii, 319, [1 ad]pp. Thiry-six delicately hand colored images on eighteen copperplates. Each fable printed in three columns of English, German, and French followed by Latin in two columns. Twentieth century 3/4 blue morocco. page 103/104 with small corner tear affecting the last word of three lines of text, else a very good copy with handsome coloring.
Fables presented in German, Latin, French, and English, by figures such as Aesop, LaFontaine, Phaedrus, Desbillins, Florian, and Gellert. This scarce edition of fables follows a similar format to Gailer's "Orbis Pictus", for which he is more well known. (#kfk409) $1,750.00

3. Aesop. Æsop's Fables, with upwards of one hundred and fifty emblematical devices. Philadelphia: Thomas Copperthwaite, 1838. Duodecimo. Contemporary straight grain morocco stamped in gilt on cover. Title chipped, other paper flaws occasionally affecting text but generally without loss, retaining some appeal despite flaws.
A nice little edition in a charming American binding. (#kfk425) $175.00

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Aesop. Set of 56 Fables of Æsop on Individual Cards: A Superb Collection of Favorite Fables by Aesop Magnificently Illustrated. New York: Shackman, [1963?]. 4x3 inches. 57 cards, (56 fables plus an explanatory card) printed in blue, with illustration on one side, the fable and moral on the other; set in two-part box with title and illustration on large label on top box. Printed in Hong Kong. Two seams of box cleanly split, else fine.
Although this fun and unusual item would appear to be from the 1920's the presence of a zip code firmly dates it after 1963. It is infrequently encountered. (#kfk411) $350.00

8. 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

9. 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. Walpole, N. H.: Printed for Thomas & Thomas, by D. Newhall, 1802. First edition thus. Octavo. [4], 155pp. Lacking pp 147-54. Original 1/4 calf.
First Walpole NH edition. rare. (#kfk422) $225.00

10. 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.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

11. [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

12. [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

13. 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 a long debate, and though Braille would eventually win out, the Allston/Fry design was an elegant solution, and though the sans serif type used is now quite familiar, at the time it was quite 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

14. [Americana]. Aesop. [Greaves, Alexander]. Æsop Junior in America: Being a series of Fables written especially for the People of the United States of North America. . New York: Printed for the Author by Mahlon Day, 1834. Octavo. Engraved title page, An unusual engraved frontispiece engraving showing George Washington in retirement at Mount Vernon, (3)-238 pp. Original floral blind stamped cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Head worn, binding otherwise quite nice, final leaf with tear affecting last two lines of text.
An unusual combination of Aesop and American politics of the day. (#kfk421) $275.00

15. Argote de Molina, Gonzalo. (1549-90). Libro, de la Monteria que mando escrevir el muy alto y muy poderoso Rey Don Alonso de Castilla y de Leon. Seville: Andrea Pescioni, 1582. First edition. Small folio, 287 x 189mm. [6], 91, [1], 23 (but marked 25), [1] ff. (several misfoliations as noted by Streeter.) Contemporary to early 18th century limp vellum. Title-page with woodcut of royal arms, thirty-five woodcut text illustrations including several repeats, woodcut printer's device on last leaf. Endpapers newer, typical staining to vellum binding, title with marginal repairs especially along gutter, other occasional marginal repairs, ff. 8 in part two with repaired paper flaw in text but not severely degrading legibility, worming through the first third touching text but again not substantially degrading legibility; withal a very appealing copy with distinguished provenance (about which enquire).
First edition of the first Spanish book on hunting, written circa 1342 and sometimes attributed to King Alfonso XI. The woodcuts depict the hunt for bear, stag, wolf, boar, leopard, elephant, lion and tiger hunting in Mexico, and ostrich hunting in Peru, as well as scenes of bullfighting. A cornerstone hunting book, probably the rarest, which was not reprinted for nearly three centuries. Harting 242; Palau 16167; Schwerdt I, 44; Souhart 24; Streeter 4080; Yemeniz catalogue 3873 (#kfk400) $37,500.00

16. [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

17. Bacon, Francis. Fables of the Ancients, in Philosophy, Morality, and Civil Policy; illustrated and explained. London: Printed by J. Cundee for M. Jones, 1803. Duodecimo. Engraved frontispiece, Woodcuts, 136 pp. Later 19th century 3/4 green calf. Faded and a bit fry but sound, and very good internally. (#kfk423) $325.00

18. [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 pics

19. [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

20. (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 pics

21. [Berquin, Arnaud]. The Looking Glass for the Mind; or Intellectual Mirror. New York, 1807. Duodecimo. Numerous woodcuts by Alexander Anderson (after Bewick?). COntemporary calf, red label. Very Good.
An attractive copy of this early American edition. Shaw and Shomaker 12111; Welch 76.10. (#kfk303) $450.00

22. 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

23. Bowditch, Nathaniel. The New American Practical Navigator: being an Epitome of Navigation... Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt, 1807. Second edition. ISBN: seattle. Tall octavo. Eleven engraved plates including a folding frontispiece map of the Atlantic Ocean. Contemporary and possibly original calf with red label. Map with mends to fold tears, front joint with very subtle repair, a very handsome and attractive copy.
The second edition, with considerable additions to the First published in 1802. A quite appealing copy with little or no evidence of open-water use of a title renowned for being found in well worn or damaged condition. This edition followed the first by five years, and contains several more plates and over 100 additional pages of text. "Often termed the greatest book in all the history of navigation ... an intellectual achievement of our early culture ... indispensable to the maritime and commercial expansion of the nineteenth century" - Grolier 100 American, concerning the 1802 edition, also published by Blunt. In 1799, Blunt published "A New American Navigator", based on Hamilton Moore's "The New Practical Navigator", published in London in 1772. Bowditch had taken five long sea voyages beginning in 1795 and made extensive use of Moore's work which he found to be replete with errors. What he initially intended to be a revision of Moore's work instead became an entirely new volume, and Bowditch's legacy. Noted by Howes as the "First accurate navigator's guide." A very appealing copy of a book which, due to it's practical use, is generally encountered in poor condition. (#kfk157) $4,500.00

24. 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

25. 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

26. [Bradley, Eliza.]. An Authentic Narrative of the Shipwreck and Sufferings of Mrs. Eliza Bradley,... Written by Herself. Boston: James Walden, 1820. Duodecimo. Modern 1/4 calf. 108pp. Folding frontispiece (with tear.)
Probably the first American edition, there is also an 1820 edition printed in Concord, NH. A popular work which went through many editions in New England and New York during the 1820's. Mrs. Bradley was separated from her husband after the ship Sally was wrecked off the coast of Morocco and held captive for six months by the Arabs before ransomed by the British consul. This is generally considered a fictitious account, though opinions vary. (#kfk116) $750.00

27. [Bullfighting]. Bull Fight Album (Corrida de Toros). 99 Obispo Str., Spanish Fan Store, Carranza & Bro., Havana-Cuba, Proprietors [cover title]. Havana, Cuba: Carranza & Bro., [circa 1890]. Oblong 8vo, twelve chromolithographic panels of bullfighting scenes, the plates joined end-to-end with publisher's cloth hinges and folded accordion-style; each scene signed in the plate by J. Arios. Fine. (#kfk402) $1,950.00

28. [Bullfighting]. Alaminos, J. Espana: Corridas de Toros. Madrid: J. Laurent. Oblong 8vo. With lithograph title & Thirty-two chromolithograph plates. Roan. Fine internally. (#kfk403) $2,250.00

29. Byron, George Gordon, Lord. Hebrew Melodies... The First New York Edition. New York: Printed and sold by T. & J. Swords, 160 Pearl Street, 1815. First American edition. ISBN: seattle. Duodecimo, 39, [1, blank] pp. Contemporary and probably original mottled calf. Binding with typical edgewear, the spine moreso, numerous ownership inscriptions, an unsophisticated and appealing copy.
The first American edition, first appearing in London the same year. Perhaps Byron's greatest short poem, "She Walks in Beauty" appeared for the first time in this work. The American imprint is quite scarce. (#kfk95) $850.00

30. [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 pics

31. 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

32. 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

33. Carulli, Ferdinando. (1770 - 1841). Musique pour guitare à l'usage de Mlle Caroline de Giverville -. . Autograph Manuscript. 4to. 80 pp. Half green vellum over blue marbled boards. 19th century autograph manuscript in an unknown hand, containing 28 "airs avec accompagnement de guitare" dedicated to Mademoiselle Caroline de Giverville by the composer. Bound together with a further "Recueil de differents Morceaux pour Guitare" by Carulli "a l'usage de Mademoiselle Caroline de Giverville" being 10 additional short works for guitar alone.
Only the 9 songs of Opus 3a and Opus 4a are listed as voice + guitar in the Carulli catalogue and Giverville is not listed in the index of dedicatees. The present manuscript appears to be an unknown source including numerous original compositions by the father of modern guitar, apparently composed for and dedicated to a student in Paris. Carulli was author of the first complete classical guitar method, which continues to be used today. He wrote a variety of works for classical guitar, including concertos and chamber works and was extremely prolific, composing over 400 works for the instrument in the space of 12 years. "The leading Italian guitarist of his time, he moved to Paris some time after the birth of his son (1801) with his French-born wife Marie-Joséphine Boyer...From 1809 Carulli made Paris his permanent home, where he was at the centre of the phenomenon known as guitaromanie, establishing himself as a virtuoso, composer and teacher. According to contemporary music critics, Carulli was the first to reveal to Paris audiences what the guitar was capable of in terms of expressivity, timbre, harmony and virtuosity, and he brought about a change in taste and performing practice." (Mario Torta, Grove Online) (#kfk455) $6,800.00

34. [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

35. [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

36. [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

37. 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

38. [Cook, James.] Anderson, George William. New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World... Undertaken and Performed by Royal Authority. Containing an Authentic, Entertaining, Full, and Complete History of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages... The Whole of these Voyages of Capt. James Cook, &c. being Newly written by the Editors from the Authentic Journals of Several Principal Officers and other Gentlemen of the most Distinguished Naval and Philosophical Abilities, who sailed in the Various Ships... Assisted, Very Materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution Sloop, and by Many Other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy. London: Printed for Alex Hogg, [1784-6]. First edition. ISBN: seattle. Two folio volumes, 390 x 255mm. iv, 5-655, [v] pp. Folding world map, 156 full page plates including portraits, views, maps and charts. Fine modern 1/2 morocco gilt with red and green labels over marbled boards in period style. Closed tear to gutter of title, occasional light staining (affecting lower corner of first and upper corner of second volume), a few marginal tears, list of subscribers with skillful repair affecting some text; still a fresh and very appealing copy.
First edition of this important compilation of voyages, originally issued in eighty six-penny numbers, which brought the voyages of Cook and other British heroes (Sir Francis Drake, Lord Anson, Philip Carteret, Samuel Wallis, John Byron and Lord Mulgrave) of discovery to a mass audience. "The Poor as well as the Rich will thus become familiarly acquainted with these extraordinary and important Voyages and Discoveries" (Publisher’s Preface). Unlike other inexpensive publications of the day, the text of this edition was carefully edited by Anderson and in some cases material was added from other sources to give scope and depth to the narratives. (#kfk149) $9,750.00

39. [Cruikshank, George.] [Logier, Johann Berhard]. Scale of Nature with a flat 7th! A German Mountebank blowing his own Trumpet at a Dutch Concert of 500 Piano Fortes!!... London: J. Sidebotham, 1818. 300 x 220 mm. Hand coloured etching, text on verso. Small closed tear at top, fine.
An amusing print depicting Johann Berhard Logier standing on a piano playing a trumpet, with accompanying article on reverse. The image and article satirise Logier's method of teaching piano to a group of people at once. (#kfk438) $300.00

40. Cruikshank, R. (Illus.). Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter’s Letter. London: Thomas Griffiths,, 1830. pp. 32, [3] (ads), plus 12 plates comprised of 6 illustrations (two of each – one in b/w, the other hand-colored). With original wraps bound in. (#kfk373) $250.00

41. Desbillons, Francois Joseph. [Aesop.]. Francisci - Josephi Desbillons Fabule Aesopiae Curis Posterioribus Omnes Fere Emendatae : Quibus Accesserunt Plus Quam CLXX Novae. Sexta editio.
Paris: Barbou, 1778. Duodecimo. xxxvi, 504pp. Engraved frontispiece, woodcut vignettes and cul-de-lampes. Original full mottled calf gilt, red label on spine, a.e.g. The binding is quite nice but with some minor trappings of age, (i.e. not fine, but better than very good), fine internally.
An elegantly printed edition, though stated as the sixth edition, this is in fact the second edition printed by Barbou. This popular edition of the fables enjoyed about half a dozen editions in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Desbillons was a Jesuit poet, sometimes called "The Last of the Romans" (Ultimus romanorum) from the excellence of his Latin. (#kfk412) $350.00

42. 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

43. 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

44. Douce, Francis. The Dance of Death. Exhibited in Elegant Engravings on Wood, with a Dissertation on the Several Representation of That Subject but More Particularly on Those Ascribed to Macaber and Hans Holbein. London: William Pickering, 1833. Modern morocco gilt. Profusely illustrated. (#kfk385) $750.00

45. [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

46. [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

47. [Essex Whale-Ship Disaster.][CHAPPEL, Thomas.]. An account of the loss of the Essex, from having been struck by a whale in the South Seas with some interesting particulars of the sufferings of her crew on a desert island and in the boats at sea. From the narrative of one of the survivors. London: Printed for the Religious Tract Society, [1824]. 8pp., Small 8vo. Woodcut vignette on title. Modern speckled calf with red spine label over marbled boards in period style, very good.
This scarce pamphlet recounts the event which would become a primary inspiration for Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick”. On the 20th November 1820 the Essex, a whale-ship from Nantucket, sank after being attacked by a sperm whale three thousand miles off South America. While Melville is known to have possessed a copy of Owen Chase’s more substantial and widely known account of the same story, this work gives a different perspective as Chappel elected to separate, along with two others, from the sixteen other survivors and remain on Henderson Island which they encountered in the first month after the shipwreck. Of the sixteen who risked the 3,000 mile journey to South America in three boats, only Nantucketers survived. Matthew Joy’s boat, on which Chappel was boatsteerer, was never heard from again and the others suffered from unthinkable hardships culminating in the resort to cannibalism. Subsisting on a diet of turtles, sea birds and rainwater, Chappel and his companions discovered a number of skeletons in a cave before their eventual rescue in April 1821 by the Surry. An account by a mate (Edward Dobson, or W. L Edwardson) on the Surry of the rescue became the basis of the first published account of the Essex disaster in the Sydney Gazette, 9 June 1821. At least two versions of this pamphlet were printed, all are infrequently encountered. The present version is used by Penguin Books in the reprint cited below giving the date 1824, though other authorities (Forster) assert it was as late as 1830.
Forster 16. Philbrick, Nathaniel and Thomas, editors. The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale. First Person Accounts. Penguin Books, 2000.
(#kfk001) $1,950.00

48. [Fables, Russian Soviet.] [Russian Fable Book]. [i.e. Moscow?], 1965. Quarto. Original cloth stamped in blind, gilt, brown and white; in dustjacket. Illustrated throughout in color. Very good.
An interesting fable book printed at perhaps the height of the Soviet empire. (Stamped on title "printed in the Soviet Union"). (#kfk426) $350.00

49. Fables. The Book of Fables in prose and verse. New York: Kiggins & Kelogg, [ca. 1880's]. Wraps, 24pp. Illustrated. Near fine. (#kfk427) $125.00

50. Frézier, Amédée-François. A Voyage to the South-Sea, and Along the Coasts of Chili and Peru, in the Years 1712, 1713, and 1714, particularly describing the genius and constitution of the inhabitants, as well Indians as Spaniards: their customs and manners; their natural history, mines, commodities, traffick with Europe, &c. . With a postscript by Dr. Edmund Halley. London: Jonah Bowyer, 1717. First English language edition. Quarto. Contemporary pannelled calf, very skillfully rebacked. 37 plates (I-XXIX; XXXI-XXXVI; 36; XXXVII as called for in the directions to binder). Faint stamps to verso of title and plates, a very good copy in a handsome contemproary binding.
First edition in English. This edition is traditionally preferred as it contains a postcript by Edmund Halley (of comet fame) correcting some geographical errors of the French edition, as well as the frontispiece map which was not in the French version. Amongs Frezier's accomplishments was the introduction of the modern strawberry to Europe, and one of the plates depicts this discovery. Hill (2004) 654. Borba de Moraes, p.329. (#kfk263) $5,000.00

51. 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. 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

52. Giambullari, Pier Francesco. De'l sito, fórma, et misúre, déllo Inférno di Dánte. Firénze: per Néri Dorteláta, 1544. Octavo. 150 x 100mm. 253, [15]pp. A-K?, L?. Woodcut title vignette, 8 woodcuts and 3 small diagrams in text, large woodcut printer's device at end. Later vellum, probably washed, withal a nice copy.
First edition. "This work, from one of the founders of the famous Academy of La Crusca, is certainly curious and interesting (especially to philologists, on account of the introduction of accents for the purpose of showing the pronunciation of the Florentines), but it requires no little stretch of the imagination to place it among the books relating to America on the strength of a small fanciful map on page 18, which exhibits on the west a kind of promontory with the inscription: Terra incognita, and on the south: Monte del Purgatorio."--Harrisse. No. 260. The second hemisphere (p. 79) is a north polar projection of the world. Sabin 27265. (#kfk442) $1,800.00

53. [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

54. [Golden Cockerel Press]. Lucas, F.L. (Translator) & Mark Severin (Illustrator). The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite. A New Translation... [London]: Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. First edition. Small folio, pp.35, [1], engraved border and vignette on title and twelve other attractive engravings. Original quarter black morocco and sienna buckram by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt vignette to front cover, near fine.
One of 750 copies printed. (#kfk309) $275.00

55. [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

56. [Grandville, illus.] La Fontaine, [Jean de.]. Fables. Paris: Garnier Freres, 1868. Quarto. Original green leather backed pebbled cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Illustrated. Very good.
The classic Grandville edition of Fontaine, an early edition well preserved. (#kfk430) $450.00

57. 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

58. [Greene, Graham. His copy] Sitwell, Edith. The Wooden Pegassus. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1920. First edition. Octavo. Original half cloth over rose boards. "H. Graham Greene June '23" on inner pastedown.
First edition, limited to 750 copies, Graham Greene's copy with his early ownership signature on upper paste-down (''H. Graham Greene June '23''). Greene was baptized Henry Graham Greene, but dropped his first name after leaving Oxford. The Sitwells were an important contact for Greene when he first went up to Oxford in 1923, and he soon came to admire Edith in particular and count on her as a friend. He wrote in March 1923 of ''being converted to Sitwellianism'' and in June he wrote to his mother that he had read Edith's first volume of poetry and was ''absolutely out middle stump''. In Oxford Outlook Greene wrote that ''In Miss Edith Sitwell we find the style of the Decadents, broadened in outlook, shorn of its madness, and intensified in emotion and beauty, there is no more room for progress here...'' (see Norman Sherry, The Life of Graham Greene, volume 1). (#kfk138) $1,850.00

59. [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

60. [Guitar]. Ruby Ambrotype of Woman playing Guitar. . A rare ninth plate ruby ambrotype, in its original case, ca. 1855. In fine condition, a few stray marks on the plate, case hinge separated, else fine. Case measures 6 x 7.5 cm. (#kfk342) $750.00

61. [Guitar]. Carcassi, M[atteo]. New and Improved Method for the Guitar. Boston et. al.: Oliver Ditson & Co. et. al., [1853]. First American edition(?). 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

62. [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

63. [Guitar]. Winner, Sep[timus]. The Ideal Method for the Guitar... Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1882. Oblong octavo, 80pp. Original paper wrappers. A very good copy with a tide mark along outer edge and lower edge (varies through book). (#kfk346) $250.00

64. Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Tall octavo. Original white vellum over paper boards, black label gilt on spine, in original slipcase which has been very skillfully repaired. Housed in a red half morocco clamshell box. A very good or better copy.
One of 510 numbered and signed copies of what may be Hemingway's best work. This is the only signed limited book that Hemingway published. (#kfk141) $15,000.00

65. Herrera, Antonio de. The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain. By Antonio de Herrera, Historiographer to His Catholick Majesty. Translated into English by Capt. John Stevens. Illustrated with Cutts and Maps. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain. By Antonio de Herrera, Historiographer to His Catholick Majesty. Translated into English by Capt. John Stevens. Illustrated with Cutts and Maps. London: Jer. Batley, 1725-6. First English language edition. Six octavo volumes. Eighteen plates including a portrait of Columbus, another of Cortes, a plate with five portraits, three folding maps and twelve folding plates. Titles printed in red and black. Contemporary brown calf with red labels, spines richly gilt. Minor paper flaw (before printing) v. 2 p. 179; plate facing p. 357 v. 4 with repair. Entirely unsophisticated binding, a bit rubbed, some joins tender, front cover of vol. six detached, withal a natural and very attractive set.
The first edition in English of one of the primary accounts of the early Spanish conquest of the New World, originally published in Madrid in 1601-15. Among the sources of this history, mentioned by its author, are the Relations of Pizarro, Cortes, Cabeza de Vaca, Gomara, Zarate, Oviedo, Diaz del Castillo, and many other discoverers and historians of points in the West Indies, Central America, and the southern portion of the present United States. "No one has ever disputed the fidelity of old Herrera, styled the Prince of Historians, to the sources of information then accessible, and no one has ever exceeded him in careful research, and interesting narration of aboriginal history. He sought and obtained many of the original documents, which the industry and spirit of the old missionaries and explorers made so numerous and voluminous. He copied, almost bodily, the MS. History of the Indies by Las Casas. Mr. Squire notices that he has transferred almost the entire MS. Relacion of Palacio, to chapters 8, 9, and 10 of the Eighth Book of his Fourth Decade. His work is a perfect treasure-house of the most valuable details, regarding the original state of the religion and manners of the Indians." -Field, describing the second edition in English. Hill 804, Borba de Moraes p. 399, Sabin 31557. (#kfk329) $6,500.00

66. 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

67. [India]. [Map]. Calcutta and Surrounding Country. Calcutta: Survey of India Offices, 1916. Large folding map mounted on Linen in original blue cloth binding. Fine.
"printed under the direction of Major-General C. Strahan, R. E., Surveyor General of India, October 1898. Corrected in 1916 so far as information from Extra-Departmental isources was available." Third Edition. (#kfk354) $250.00

68. [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

69. [Ink Sample Book.]. Morrill Inks. [Norwood, MA]: Geo. H. Morrill Co. Founded 1840, [n.d. circa 1920]. Octavo. Full red morocco gilt, a.e.g. Printed in various inks on various stocks, with a few in multiple colors. Very good.
A handsome in sample book, in a rather elaborate binding for this kind of book. (#kfk352) $500.00

70. [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

71. Keynes, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.
. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1936. First printing. Octavo. Original blue cloth, two-line rules stamped in blind to head and tail of boards continued in gilt to spine, titles to spine gilt. In a near fine dustjacket, the slightest toning to spine and a shallow chip at the head. Discreet bookplate of the esteemed collector, H. N. Friedlander.
First Edition. Often compared with Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations", this work set the stage for a complete reevaluation of economics for the twentieth century and remains, perhaps in particular with recent events, a critical element for understanding the world economy. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. (In his General Theory of Employment), he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economists to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate. By-passing what he termed the 'underworlds' of Marx, Gesell and Major Douglas, he propounded a hardly less unorthodox programme for national and international official monetary policies. Keynes was to dominate the international conference at Bretton Woods, out of which came the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; and his influence during the ensuing decades, even on his theoretical opponents, has been such that a highly placed American official recently remarked that 'we are all Keynesians today'". (Printing and the Mind of Man, 423). This is, by far, the nicest copy of this important book I have seen. (#kfk250) $17,500.00

72. La Borde, Jen-Benjamin de. Essai sur la musique ancienne et moderne. Paris: l'Imprimerie de Philippe-Denys Pierres et Eugène Onfroy,, 1780-81. 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

73. La Fontaine [Jean de.]. Fables de La Fontaine illustées précédées de la vie d'Ésope et accompagnées des notes de Coste. New York: Roe Lockwood, 1852. Duodecimo. 391pp. Original 1/4 red roan gilt over green boards. Illustrated. Head chipped, else very good or better.
Apparently printed in Tours, but published in New York. (#kfk428) $175.00

74. La Fontaine, Jean De. Fables mises en vers par J. De La Fontaine. Dijon: Imprimerie F. Causse, 1793. Two volumes, duodecimo. 234; 247pp. Titles with engrave vignettes. Contemporary wraps, untrimmed. Near fine.
A handsome edition which asserts itself to be extremely accurate... bon état. (#kfk429) $225.00

75. 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. 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

76. Lamb, Charles; Lang, Andrew (Intro.). Beauty and the Beast. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press / New York: Scribner & Welford,. Blue calf by Riviere. With 8 plates and musical score. (#kfk383) $500.00

77. 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

78. Macchiavelli, Niccolo. [Edward Dacre, trans.]. Discourses upon the first decade of T. Livius ... to which is added His Prince with some marginal animadversions noting an taxing his errors. by E. D. [Separate title for The Prince]: Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca. And the meanes Duke Valentine us'd to put to death Vitellozzo Vitelli... London: T. N. [Thomas Newcombe?] for Daniel Pakeman, 1663 [and] 1661. Duodecimo. 144 x 83mm. [25], 499, [8], 162 (i.e. 172) pp. [p. 172 mis-numbered 162]. Contemporary blind paneled calf, lettered in manuscript on spine. Minor worming to upper left margin of prelims, front joint slightly rubbed, an entirely original and very appealing copy.
First edition thus (i.e. combining the two titles in English), the second appearance of each title in English (first printed in English 1636 and 1640). "Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind – it should be remembered that a parallel work to ‘The Prince’ was his historical essay on the first ten books of Livy" (PMM 63). "It is still widely accepted that Machiavelli's little work 'On principalities' - our Prince- was started after he had written part of his Discourses Upon Livy (Discorsi sopra la Prima Deca di Tito Livio), that he started writing it in July 1513 and finished it early in 1514. Almost all the observations and maxims in The Prince are to be found, elaborated, in the Discourses: but there is a marvelous difference of perspective between the two books. The Discourses were written with no less vehemence, but are more discursive and, crucially, constitute a commentary on all forms of government from the viewpoint of an ardent publican. From the pages of The Prince strides the figure of the autocrat, the new man, ruthless, efficient, and defiant, the literary forerunner of the new monarchs of the sixteenth century. Why should Machiavelli have turned from the Discourses to create this apparent monster?"-George Bull. Introduction to his translation, L:1961. [Bibliografia Machiavelliana Sec. XVII. 58. Wing M 134 and 137, presumably treated as separate books in error. PMM 63, describing the first edition.] (#kfk441) $18,000.00

79. Manuscript; Music. [Bouvetier, Baudile.]. Choix de Romances, Ariettes, et Rondes. Bouvetier Baudile Sculpt. Salonis,, 1833. Illustrated manuscript in fine calligraphic hand, with textual decorations and 28 full-page ink drawings. Contemporary 1/4 calf.
A lovely and delicately penned little manuscript. 26 songs, verses, and music are neatly penned on 83 pages of text. Each is attractively titled in a calligraphic hand, with the letters occasionally hand-colored. Textual vignettes and decorations, penned in ink and occasionally colored, enhance the text. The manuscript is further illustrated by 28 full-page ink drawings, 8 of which are tastefully enhanced by watercolor. (#kfk379) $2,500.00

80. (Maritime.) Jones & Oakes. Chart, Stationary, and Nautical Book Store. Boston, 1820s-30s . Small Advertising broadside, 7x5 1/2 inches sight size; entirely mounted to a wooden board and framed.
Charts and Nautical Books, Comprising all Edmund M. Blunt's Publications, viz... Bowditch's Navigator, American Coast Pilot... Charts of the American Coast, West Indies" etc. (#kfk360) $450.00

81. [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

82. [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

83. [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

84. [Music]. [Civil War]. Daniel J. Harrington (1843-1923), with John Shaughnessy (1829-1907). [Manuscript Music Book.]. . Manuscript Music Book Signed for a number of instrumental compositions. Front cover: stenciled lettering “Daniel Harrington / Co. D 3d. Reg. Mass. V. M.” at top, two name stencils of “D. J. Harrington” within a foliate design, and manuscript ownership inscription. Back cover in manuscript: “Daniel Harringtons Book By Shaug / No. 57 Morgan St. Fall River Mass.” 1862 or 1863 - 1865. Approx 34 lined pages, 9 x 12", in original stiff paper covers. 14 pages with manuscript, the remaining pages unaccomplished. The music notes are entirely in manuscript, with numerous corrections, and notations throughout.
The titles and notes include: “The Green Fields of America ---- Reels” with: “Drosey [sic: Drowsy] Maggie … Bonny Kate … Black haired Lass … Speed the Plow … take her out … Campbells Reel.” “Money Musk ---- Reels” with: “New Line Reel,” “The Pullet Reel,” “The four Corts [sic] of Dublin,” “Original a Arkansas traveler.” “Lord Mauchline’s Reel” “Guilderoy Guilderoy” “the Cuckoo Nest…the isle of Sky the isle of Sky” “Bonny Boat … Chorus Jig … Bold Soldier Boy … Merry Dance” “The Pidgeon on the gate…the Liberty Reel” “Jiges [sic] ---- an Irish Medley ---- Jigs … the Waves of the trahmore … the Maid on the Grass … Jim Harrington” “la Dorset” “Dancer Quadrilles” “Elfin or Party Waltz … J E Harrington Free of charge” “Dew Drop Waltz .... Fast Waltz … Comd. [composed] By J. Shaughnessey of Fall River Mass.” “Casey is a Blote and so is Jerrey,” “Janie O Shaughnessey and Jerry,” “James and Sean(?),” “Janey O Shaughnessey,” and the name “Janie” drawn in fanciful characters. “The Rose Waltzs … on the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz … Come Come With Me.” Biography: Harrington was born in 1843, in Ireland, to Jeremiah & Mary (----) Harrington. He was a resident of Westport and Fall River, Massachusetts, employed as mule spinner, and enlisted on Sept. 18, 1862 at the age of 19 as a private in Co. D of the 3rd MA Infantry, mustering out June 26, 1863. On Sept. 1, 1864, he mustered into Co. E of the 2nd MA Heavy Artillery, transferring Dec. 16, 1864 to Co. F of the 17th MA Infantry, and finally mustering out June 30, 1865. He was married to Catherine (Cummings), with whom he had at least four children. Two other Harrington men from Westport, possibly brothers of Daniel, served in Co. D, 3rd MA. Another soldier appears to have had a hand in at least some of these verses, for “Comd. [composed] By J. Shaughnessey of Fall River Mass.” appears on the last page, following the “Fast Waltz,” along with the names of several Shaughnessey family members. The back cover also appears to read: “By Shaug.” This is presumably John Shaughnessy (1829-1907), a 37 year old bootmaker from Ashland, MA, and fellow member of Co. F of the 17th MA Infantry. References: Vital Records of Westport, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. American Civil War Research Database. www.familysearch.org History of Bristol County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Phila. 1883. p. 695-696. (#kfk224) $2,500.00

85. 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

86. Paddon, John fl. 1793-1834. The Harmonic Cards, containing all the Relative Harmonies, So arranged, and so plain a description given of the manner in which they are to be applied in Harmonizing the Diatonic Scale, that by placing them by the side of La Tablette Harmonique, Any Person, ever so little acquainted with Music, can either play or write from them, by attention to the rules, The most perfect harmony, In all the positions; and may also Modulate through all the Keys, Major and Minor. These Cards must always go with la Tablette Harmonique, Both Invented by John Paddon, Organist of Quebec Chapel, who also invented the New Musical System, Musical Slates, &c. &c. &c. Preceded by: A Musical Catechism as far as relates to thorough bass containing instructions for applying Mr. J. Paddon's New Invention, la Tablette Harmonique and His Harmonic Cards. London: Edward Bridgewater, [and n.p], 1820 [and 1820]. Octavo. Original publisher's pink printed boards. 18 sheets of text, diagrams, and music laid down onto heavy gray backing paper. Together with two double-sided cards "to regulate the harmonies" in tabulated format laid in. Binding frayed at spine and reinforced with old plastic tape; joints splitting. Ex-library, with library bookplate, stamps and markings, primarily to endpapers. Some light foxing and browning. In very good condition overall.
Very scarce. Kassler 812-13. One of a number of 19th century British musical "inventions" related to musical education. An unusual item. (#kfk349) $750.00

87. 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

88. [Parley, Peter.]. Peter Parley's Tales of the Sea. With many Engravings. Philadelphia: Thomas, Copperthwaite & Co., 1841. 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

89. 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.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

90. 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

91. Perrin du Lac, (Francois Marie). Voyage dans les deux Louisianes et chez les nations sauvages du Missouri, par les Etats-Unis, l'Ohio et les Provinces qui le bordent en 1801, 1802, et 1803. Lyon: Bruyset aine and Buynand,, 1805. Octavo. 3ff., [x], 479pp. 195 x 120mm. Half-title. Large engraved folding map "Carte de Missouri. 1802" and folding plate of a mammoth both on light blue paper. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with red label, lettered and decorated in gilt. Front joint started, extremities rubbed, closed tear to mammoth plate, map inserted. A very good copy.
First edition, first issue. Two French editions were issued in 1805, one in Paris and the present Lyon edition. An important account of the early fur trade with the Indians on the upper Missouri---although it is disputed if Perrin du Lac actually made a trading expedition himself ("...Du Lac lied like a horse-thief in claiming to have gone on a trading expedition up the Missouri"-Howes) . Voyage dans les Deux Louisianes contains the “earliest published map of the trans-Missouri region which can be said to display even the faintest resemblance of accuracy” (Wheat). Howes P244; Sabin 61102; Wagner-Camp 3:1. Wheat, "Mapping the Transmississippi West" 256. (#kfk440) $6,000.00

92. 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

93. [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

94. Pynchon, Thomas. Gravity's Rainbow. New York: Viking, [1973]. First edition. Original cloth in pictorial dustjacket. Very fine. Housed in a 1/2 red morocco slipcase and chemise.
First edition, a beautiful copy of this celebrated novelist's most celebrated novel. Its artistic value is often compared to that of James Joyce's Ulysses. Some scholars have hailed it as the greatest American post-WW2 novel, and it has similarly been described as "literally an anthology of postmodernist themes and devices." (#kfk144) $3,000.00

95. Pynchon, Thomas. V. A Novel. Philadelphia and NY: J. B. Lippencott, [1963]. First edition. Original cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. Very fine. Housed in a 1/2 purple morocco slipcase with chemise.
First edition of the first novel by Pynchon, widely considered the best writer of the latter Twentieth Century. A stunning copy of a jacket that is normally prone to fading. (#kfk142) $5,000.00

96. [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

97. Russell, W. Clark. An Ocean Free-Lance. From a privateersman's log, 1812. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1882. First edition thus. Octavo. Original dark green cloth tooled in blind and gilt. Armorial bookplate of William H. Gaddum. A near fine copy.
The first one volume edition, published the year before as a three-decker. Sadleir 3003 (#kfk128) $500.00

98. [Scott, Sir Walter.]. Ivanhoe; A Romance. By "The Author of Waverly" &c. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1820. Second edition. Three volumes, octavo. Original boards with printed paper labels, uncut. Typical wear, foot of spine to volume 2 moreso, entirely unsophisticated and a rare survival. Housed in a 1/2 blue morocco clamshell box. (#kfk150) $2,500.00

99. 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

100. [Segovia, Andres.]. Signed photograph. [n. p.], 1963. Some skipping of the signature, still a very good example.
A fine image of the great guitarist, signed in the lower margin. (#kfk268) $375.00

101. [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. Small octavo. Original green cloth decorated in gilt on cover and spine.
Huntress 413c. (#kfk129) $2,200.00

102. 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

103. [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

104. STONE, Sarah (1761-1844). Black & blue Creeper ... Certhia cyanea [Red-legged Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes cyaneus]. [London, circa 1781-1789]. Original watercolour and bodycolour drawing, unsigned, on sized laid paper (9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches), with early manuscript inscriptions along the upper margin "Black & blue Creeper. La.[tham] Syn.[opsis] 2. p.724 Certhea famosa. Lin.[naeus]". Excellent condition. Matted and framed.
A breathtaking drawing of a spectacular Central American bird, by the greatest female bird artist of her day. In this excellent drawing Sarah Stone depicts two male Red-legged Honeycreepers. They jostle for dominance, flashing their wings as they do so. "The Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) is a small songbird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Peru, Boliva and central Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and on Cuba … [It ] is on average 12.2 cm long, weighs 14 g and has a medium-long black, slightly decurved, bill. The male is violet-blue with black wings, tail and back, and bright red legs. The crown of its head is turquoise, and the underwing … is lemon yellow. After the breeding season, the male moults into an eclipse plumage, mainly greenish with black wings. Females and immatures are mainly green, with paler, faintly streaked underparts. The legs are red-brown in the female, and brown in young birds. The call of Red-legged Honeycreeper is a thin, high-pitched tsip. Several subspecies are known. Differences are generally slight, with the Tobago race C. c. tobagensis being slightly larger than the mainland forms for example." (wikipedia) Although this drawing is unsigned there is no doubt that it is the work of Sarah Stone. To paraphrase Christine Jackson: "Evidence pointing to the paintings being the work of Sarah Stone is based on her characteristic use of sized paper, her stylistic treatment of trees and branches , her manner of painting feathers and claws of birds" (Christine Jackson Sarah Stone p.128). In addition it is inscribed in a very characteristic fashion (see below). The largest surviving group of Sarah Stone drawings are gathered together in an album that is now in the Natural History Museum collection in London. Christine Jackson illustrates a number of drawings from this album, including one dated 1781. The drawings were all annotated at a slightly later date by an unknown hand who added the common and Latin binomial name of each bird depicted and page and volume number where it was described in the text of John Latham's A General Synopsis of Birds (London: 1781-1785, 3 volumes). The present drawing is on paper that is very close in size to the Natural History Museum album, and is inscribed by the same hand, using the same formula as the album drawings. In addition the species is not one of those that is already depicted in the album. The dating is approximate, but the likelihood is that the majority of the drawings in the album (and the present companion piece) were executed before Sarah Stone's marriage to Captain John Langdale Smith R.N. in 1789, and the earlier date is suggested by the dated drawing in the album. Sarah Stone was most notably connected with the Leverian Museum where she was employed by Sir Ashton Lever to record the contents of his "Wunderkammer". The Morning Post of 25 March 1784 noted that the museum, at that time, was exhibiting over 1000 'transparent drawings in watercolour' by Sarah Stone. In addition she worked on a number subjects brought back from India for Sir Elijah and Lady Impey, and Australia for John White's Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales (London: 1790). She was also employed by John Latham to colour a few copies of his A General Synopsis of Birds . As Miss Sarah Stone, she exhibited at the Society of Artists twice and at the Royal Academy between 1780 and 1786. She continued exhibiting intermittently at the Society of Artists under her married name until about 1801. Christine E. Jackson Dictionary of Bird Painters (Woodbridge: 1999) p.442; Christine E. Jackson Sarah Stone Natural Curiosities from the New Worlds (London, 1998) (#kfk357) $9,500.00

105. STONE, Sarah (1761-1844). Famous Creeper ... Certhia famosa [Malachite Sunbird, Nectarinia famosa]. [London, circa 1781-1789]. Original watercolour and bodycolour drawing, unsigned, on sized laid paper (10 x 14 1/16 inches), with early manuscript inscriptions along the upper margin "Famous Creeper. La.[tham] Syn.[opsis] 2. p.720 Certhea famosa. Lin.[naeus]". Excellent condition. Matted and framed.
A breathtaking drawing of a scintillating South African bird, by the greatest female bird artist of her day. This spectacular drawing displays two male Malachite Sunbirds in the full glory of their breeding plummage. One individual pauses briefly, whilst a companion or rival flashes past: both dislpay their trademark elongated tail feathers. "The Malachite Sunbird, Nectarinia famosa is a small bird with two subspecies. Nectarina famosa famosa occurs mainly in South Africa, Lesotho and western Swaziland, although its range just extends into southern Namibia and Zimbabwe. Nectarina famosa cupreonitens breeds in the highlands from Ethiopia south to northern Mozambique. … The breeding male Malachite Sunbird, which has very long central tail feathers, is 25 cm long, and the shorter-tailed female 15 cm. The adult male is metallic green when breeding, with blackish-green wings with small yellow pectoral patches. In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage, the male's upperparts are brown apart from the green wings and tail, the latter retaining the elongated feathers. The underparts in eclipse plumage are yellow, flecked with green. The female has brown upperparts and dull yellow underparts with some indistinct streaking on the breast. Her tail is square-ended. The juvenile resembles the female. This species is common in the highlands. It is territorial and aggressive when nesting, but highly gregarious when not breeding, forming flocks of more than 1000 birds. The call is a loud tseep-tseep, and the male Malachite Sunbird has a twittering song, often accompanied by pointing its head upward and displaying the yellow pectoral tufts with its wings half open. Males also have an elaborate display flight." (wikipedia) Although this drawing is unsigned there is no doubt that it is the work of Sarah Stone. To paraphrase Christine Jackson: "Evidence pointing to the paintings being the work of Sarah Stone is based on her characteristic use of sized paper, her stylistic treatment of trees and branches , her manner of painting feathers and claws of birds" (Christine Jackson Sarah Stone p.128). In addition it is inscribed in a very characteristic fashion (see below). The largest surviving group of Sarah Stone drawings are gathered together in an album that is now in the Natural History Museum collection in London. Christine Jackson illustrates a number of drawings from this album, including one dated 1781. The drawings were all annotated at a slightly later date by an unknown hand who added the common and Latin binomial name of each bird depicted and page and volume number where it was described in the text of John Latham's A General Synopsis of Birds (London: 1781-1785, 3 volumes). The present drawing is on paper that is very close in size to the Natural History Museum album, and is inscribed by the same hand, using the same formula as the album drawings. In addition the species is not one of those that is already depicted in the album. The dating is approximate, but the likelihood is that the majority of the drawings in the album (and the present companion piece) were executed before Sarah Stone's marriage to Captain John Langdale Smith R.N. in 1789, and the earlier date is suggested by the dated drawing in the album. Sarah Stone was most notably connected with the Leverian Museum where she was employed by Sir Ashton Lever to record the contents of his "Wunderkammer". The Morning Post of 25 March 1784 noted that the museum, at that time, was exhibiting over 1000 'transparent drawings in watercolour' by Sarah Stone. In addition she worked on a number subjects brought back from India for Sir Elijah and Lady Impey, and Australia for John White's Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales (London: 1790). She was also employed by John Latham to colour a few copies of his A General Synopsis of Birds . As Miss Sarah Stone, she exhibited at the Society of Artists twice and at the Royal Academy between 1780 and 1786. She continued exhibiting intermittently at the Society of Artists under her married name until about 1801. Christine E. Jackson Dictionary of Bird Painters (Woodbridge: 1999) p.442; Christine E. Jackson Sarah Stone Natural Curiosities from the New Worlds (London, 1998) (#kfk269) $12,500.00

106. Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, translator. (Bhatta-Náráyana.). Vení-Sanhára Nátaka or The Binding of The Braid, a Sanskrit Drama, by Bhatta-Narayana done into English BY S.M.T. Calcutta: Printed by I. C. Bose and pblished by the Translator, 1880. First edition. Original green morocco gilt. Rubbed and faded.
First and likely only edition, with a secretarial presentation, and bound in Calcutta in a presentation gilt extra green morocco binding. Worldcat locates five copies (Columbia, UPenn, LOC, Cleveland Public, Cambridge, UK). (#kfk434) $500.00

107. [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

108. [Typography]. Greer, David F. Cuts, Borders and Ornaments From the Collection of David F. Greer... Ridgefield, CT.: David Greer, 1976. Octavo. Original paper covered boards with color label on cover and spine, in dustjacket. The book is entirely comprised of ornaments, etc. with a few pages in colors. Slight toning to jacket, very good. An ALS by Greer is laid in.
One of twenty-five copies, printed to celebrate the Bicentennial. (#kfk353) $75.00

109. [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

110. Wade, William. Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Albany. New York and Philadelphia: William Wade; William Croome, 1845. First edition. (6 x 147 in.; 153 x 3734 mm; 6 x 4 in.; 153 x 102 mm, folded). Hand-colored engraved topographical folding map; old repair to one fold causing browning near New Hamburg, one other old tape repair, 2 ink spots, small fold separation near Phillipsburgh (Yonkers). Publisher's ribbed brown cloth blocked in blind and lettered gilt, yellow coated endpapers; tears to spine, hinges cracked, lower board edge bumped.
First edition of the first panoramic map of the Hudson River, quite rare. Although artists such as Milbert, Wall, and Hill created a series of views of the Hudson River, no one had yet attempted to depict it from a point in the middle of it. Around 1845 New York artist William Wade, along with William Croome, created and copyrighted a twelve-foot-long panorama illustrating in detail both shores of the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. Each section of the panorama features towns and their important buildings, hills, mountains, docking facilities, ferries, and the watercraft that plied along the 138-mile route. (#kfk252) $9,500.00

111. 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

112. 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

113. [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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