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The San Francisco Book, Print & Paper Fair

San Francisco Concourse, February 6 & 7, 2010

Booth 107

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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

2.  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

3.  Aesop. [James Ross, translator and contributor.]. Fabulæ Æsopi Selectæ, Select Fables of Æsop, with an English Translation as literal as possible, answering line for line throughout, the Roman and Italic characters being alternately used; so that it is next to impossible for the student to mistake. The Second edition improved with a compend of latin prosody by James Ross, professor of the Greek and Latin languages in Fourth near Arch Street. Philadelphia: James Maxwell, 1814.  . Original calf backed boards. Corners of endpapers stained, still very good. (#kfk43)            $250.00

4.  [Aesop]. Select Fables of Esop and other Fabulists. In three books. Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, for R. and J. Dodsley..., 1761.  . 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

5.  [Aesop]. Fables d'Esope en Vaudevilles Esope en belle humeur. Paris: A la Librairie économique, Rue de la Harpe nº 94, [circa 1830's].  . 12mo. Full green calf, spine gilt. Illustrated. (#kfk19)            $850.00

6.  [America's Cup]. Stone, Herbert L., and Alfred F. Loomis. Millions for Defense A Pictorial History of the Races for the America's Cup. New York: The Derrydale Press, 1934. First edition.  . Quarto. Original blue buckram, front cover lettered in gilt with burgees printed in red, blue, and white. Color frontispiece, numerous black and white plates. Spine and edges tanned and rubbed, very good. Very Good.
Number 448 of 950 copies printed. (#kfk28)            $185.00

7.  [American Revolution.] Aldrich, Elisha. Manuscript Document Signed by Bunker Hill veteran Elisha Aldrich.
. . 1p. (7.5 x 3.5 in.), Dorchester, September 5, 1775 (#kfk230)            $250.00

8.  [American Revolution.] Leland, Joseph. A superb minute man related document, a manuscript Document Signed by Grafton minute man "Joseph Leland","Cambridge Camp", June 10, 1775, a receipt for “a Blanket Appraized [sic] at Six Shillings & eight Pence by the Select men of Grafton.” . Manuscript document signed. 1p. (8 x 2.5 in.)
Besides a serious lack of basic supplies including guns, powder, clothing, and tents, one of the primarily complaint in the Continental Army was a lack of pay. The men of Drury's company went months without drawing their wages and used an improvised system of I.O.U.'s to transact business in the meantime. The pay situation would not improve as the war progressed as the supply of hard currency evaporated and the paper currency issued by Congress became virtually worthless.   Joseph Leland appears in the pension records and described his service in 1819 noting that “I belonged to a Company of Minutemen, in the town of Grafton and county of Worcester, commanded by Captn. Luke Drury previous to and on the 19th April 1775 and that I marched from said Grafton in said Company on the evening of the said 19th April for Cambridge where I arrived on the morning of the 20th..." Leland remained in the Army, becoming an Ensign in the 9th Massachusetts Regiment. With the 9th he "... joined General Gate’s Army at Still water: I was in the action at Bemis Heights on the 7th of October 1777 - When the enemy retreated our army pursued them to Saratoga where I was wounded by a musket ball passing through both of my thighs, after I recovered of my wounds. I joined my Regiment at Valley Forge...” (#kfk222)            $550.00

9.  [American Revolution.] Moore, William. Manuscript Document Signed “William More,” “Cambridge Camp,” June 10, 1775, acknowledging receipt of “a Blanket appraized [sic] at Eight Shillings by the Select men of Grafton...” . Manuscript document signed. 1 p. (8.5 x 2 in.).  Framed with archival materials.
On April 19, 1775, Moore responded with Capt. Luke Drury’s Grafton, Massachusetts company to the Lexington-Concord Alarm.  He served at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 and is recorded as having been killed August 17, 1775 while on an expedition to Canada. (#kfk221)            $1,250.00

10.  [American Revolution.] Redner, Henry. Manuscript Document Signed by Bunker Hill veteran Henry Redner (who signs with a mark, "x"), promising to pay fellow Bunker Hill Veteran Gad Smith £2 1s and requesting his Captain, Luke Drury "...take the above Sum out of my Wages..."
. . 1p. (8 x 3 in.), Dorchester, November 10, 1775 (#kfk223)            $450.00

11.  Anstruther, Robert H. and Raffaele Settembrini. Sea-Faring Phrases and Technical Terms English and Italian for the Use of Naval Officers. Portsmouth, United Kingdom: J. Griffin and Co., 1894.  . Original blindstamped and gilt lettered blue cloth, illustrated with color plates of insignias, flags, etc. A very good copy. (#kfk75)            $100.00

12.  (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 CLICK FOR PICTURES

13.  [Binding, papier-mâché.] Henry Noel Humphreys, ed. and illustrator. Parables of Our Lord. New York: D. Appleton, 1847 [colophon dated 1845]. First American edition. Publisher's papier maché boards, covered with black plaster, blind block lettered roan spine, molded to appear like a Gothic carved wood binding, a.e.g. Chromolithographed title page and 31 chromolithographed pages, with text, symbolic borders, initials, and illustrations printed in gold, black, and colors. A few chips at edges, an excellent example, especially considering these bindings usually have the spine replaced. Near Fine.
First edition, American issue. This handsome book is Humphreys' first printed illuminated book in a papier-mâché binding, a method where the papier-mâché was covered with a black plaster composition and molded to form an imitation medieval wooden book cover in "monastic style"; a technique which he repeated for several other works, all printed in fine chromolithography. The book was printed by Vizetelly Bros. and the covers made by Jackson (later the Jackson Mill-Board Company); the latter company patented this novel binding technique.The publisher recorded that 2,000 copies of Parables were printed in 1847, of which 1,000 were sold to D. Appleton in New York with a changed title page. Longman's printed a second edition in the same year. Each of the four corners has a wreath containing the head of an angel, a lion, an eagle or an ox, representing Gospel authors Matthew, Mark, John and Luke. Stylized oak leaves occupy the top and bottom central rectangles. The central figure is a sower within a wreath around which two ribbons are wrapped on a staff. "Scripture Parables" appears on the ribbons in raised Gothic letters. In addition to his illuminated works, Humphreys produced at least fifteen books on subjects from entomology to numismatics during the 1840s. Maggs Brothers: Bookbinding in the British Isles, part 2, nº 245. Abbey- Life nº 222. (#kfk216)            $950.00

14.  Blanckley. Naval Expositor. .  . (#kfk175)            $3,750.00

15.  Bowditch, Nathaniel. The New American Practical Navigator: being an Epitome of Navigation... Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt, 1807. Second edition.  . 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

16.  [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

17.  [Broadside and Book]. Northrop, Henry David, D.D. Earth, Sea and Sky or Marvels of the Universe being a full and graphic description of all that is wonderful in every continent of the globe, in the world of waters and the starry heavens. Containing Thrilling Adventures on Land and Sea renowned discoveries of the world's greatest explorers in all ages, and remarkable phenomena in every realm of nature. Embracing The Striking Physical Features of the Earth the peculiar characteristics of the human race, of animals, birds, insects, etc., including a vivid description of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and of the polar seas, the monsters of the deep, beautiful seashells and plants, singular fishes and dwellers in the world of waters, remarkable ocean currents, etc. Together with the Amazing Phenomena of the Solar and Starry Systems the whole comprising a Vast Treasury of all that is Marvelous and Wonderful in the earth, sea, air, and skies. Embellished with over 300 fine engravings" Philadelphia: National Publishing Company, [1887]. First edition. Illustrated broadside advertizing the publication of this amusing book, seeking buyers and agents. Accompanied by a copy of the book: Thick octavo, profusely illustrated, bound in original green cloth decorated in gold and colors. The book a bit rubbed, the broadside with spotting and tears. (#kfk218)            $750.00

18.  Browne, J. Ross. Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with notes of a Sojourn on the island of Zanzibar. To which is added a brief History of the Whale Fishery, it's past and present condition. New York: Harper & Bros.,, 1846. First edition.  . Original cloth, embossed and gilt. Skillfully recased. Engraved frontispiece and seven engraved plates, with numerous woodcuts in text. A very good copy. Very Good.
First edition. Browne's keen eye and perceptive writing make this one of the most accessible works on the American whaling industry. Pp. 549-564 reprint Charles Wilkes' chapter on the whale fishery from his Narrative. “The narrative provides one of the few accounts we have of life in the whaling fleet of the 1840s written by an intelligent and sensitive observer”---Hill, page 36. This book was reviewed by Melville in Harper's Weekly and likely had some influence on Moby-Dick. In the preface, Browne refers to Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, explaining the he he thought his subject (life on a whale ship) complements Dana's Narrative of life on a merchant vessel. While the voyage recounted was in the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the substantial appendix gives much information relevant to whaling in the Pacific. Forster 11. Sabin 8658. Howes B-877. (#kfk158)            $1,250.00

19.  Bullen, Frank T. Deep Sea Plunderings. A Collection of Stories of the Sea. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1901. First edition.  . Original blue cloth decorated in white black and gilt. A very nice copy. (#kfk115)            $150.00

20.  Bullen, Frank T., F. R. G. S. First Mate. The Cruise of the "Cachalot" Round the World after Sperm Whales. London: Smith, Elder & Co..., 1903.  . 8vo. Contemporary 3/4 blue morocco, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Small abrasion to upper front joint, still a fine copy. Fine.
Eleventh impression (Second Edition) stated on title. A handsomely bound copy of this whaling classic. A letter of praise by Rudyard Kipling is printed facing the preface. Forster 329. (#kfk24)            $250.00

21.  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.  . 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 CLICK FOR PICTURES

22.  [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.  . 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

23.  Conrad, Joseph. Typhoon. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. First edition.  . 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

24.  [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.  . 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 CLICK FOR PICTURES

25.  Cruikshank, George. The Bachelor's Own Book; or, the Adventures of Mr. Lambkin, (Gent.), in the Pursuit of Pleasure and Amusement and also in Search of Health and Happiness. London: D. Bogue, 1844. First edition. Original boards. Title and Twelve hand colored aquatint plates (each comprising two illustrations). Shaken.
First edition. (#kfk267)            $750.00

26.  Defoe, Daniel. Aventures de Robinson Crusoé... Illustré de 26 Grandes Lithographies Trés-soignées par Coppin. Traduction Nouvelle. Paris: Librairie Louis Janet, [circa 1860].  . Quarto. Original purple pebbled cloth boards, leather spine, tooled in blind, black and gilt. Illustrated with twenty-six hand colored lithographs. Some foxing, very good.
A charming illustrated edition of the classic work, abridged and translated into French. (#kfk9)            $500.00 CLICK FOR PICTURES

27.  [Dickens, Charles and Thackeray, W.M.]. The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London: Charles Tilt, 1839. First printing. Small square octavo. Original cloth gilt, housed in a chemise and morocco pull-off case. Fine.
First edition, first issue. A fine copy. (#kfk266)            $1,250.00

28.  Dorat, [CL.J.]. Fables Nouvelles. La Haye Et se trouve A Paris: Chez Delalain, 1773.  . 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

29.  Dreiser, Theodore. The Financier A Novel. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1912. First printing.  . Octavo. Original cloth gilt. In half green morocco slipcase with chemise. Small bookplate of Crosby and Hilda Gaige. (#kfk103)            $500.00

30.  Duplaix, Georges. Feodor Rojankovsky, illustrator. Animal Stories 46 Original Stories... A Giant Golden Book. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1944. First printing. Original pictorial paper covered boards in dustjacket. Profusely illustrated in color. Bottom edge of dustjacket chipped, board edges rubbed, a very good copy.
First edition, very scarce in dustjacket. (#kfk246)            $325.00 CLICK FOR PICTURES

31.  [Egerton, Michael]. Matrimonial Ladder! or Such things are. London: Thomas McLean, 1825. First edition. Small quarto. 261 x 182mm. Twenty-three hand colored aquatint plates (including two titles, a sub-title and tailpiece.) Bound in late nineteenth or early twentieth century 3/4 green morocco over pebbled cloth by Lloyd, spine gilt, t.e.g. A fine copy.
First edition of this charming book of plates depicting the ups and downs of marriage (Admiration, Flirtation, Solemnization, Separation, Reconciliation, etc.) Abbey notes a separately issued panoramic version should have the imprint "Pyall & Hunt", as six of the plates of this copy have, however the panoramic version was much shorter (184mm.), and copies we find records of have similarly mixed imprints. Abbey Life: 292. Colas 939. (#kfk262)            $4,500.00

32.  [Emerson, Ralph Waldo.] [Sadi]. Saadi, Musle-Hudeen Sheik of Shiraz. The Gulistan or Rose Garden. Translated from the original by Francis Gladwin. With and Essay on Saadi's life and genius, by James Ross, and a preface by R. W. Emerson. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865. First American edition.  . Octavo, 379pp. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on cover and spine. With the patina of age one might expect in such a volume, a very good copy which shows quite better than that sounds.
First American Edition of a landmark literary work in Persion; poems and stories written in 1259 C. E. by one of the most esteemed Persion poets. With a 13-page preface by Emerson. With an 1865 ownership initials "M. D. V. D." i.e. Dr. Mathews Dyckman Van Doren, and his daughter Amelia Van Doren, future wife of Civil Woar general Edward H. Ripley, with small hand lettered label. With the Carolyn Wells bookplate. A scarce item, a nice copy. BAL 5247. (#kfk86)            $400.00

33.  [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 CLICK FOR PICTURES

34.  [French-English Grammar]. Miege, [Guy] et Boyer, [Abel]. edited with additions by M. Mather Flint. Grammaire Angloise-Françoise, par Mrs. Miege et Boyer, contenant Une Instruction claire & aisée pour acquerir en peu de tems l'usage de L'Anglois. Et enrichie de Regles fondamentales & succintes, pour le parler purement; d'un Vocabulaire assez amle, & des Phrases les plus familieres. Enfin de Dialogues utiles & récréatifs, & des Proverbes les plus Usités, &c. Paris: Chez Briasson... David l'Aîné..., 1756.  . Duodecimo. Contemporary calf gilt, corners and foot of spine rubbed, signature on title, still a fine copy. (#kfk15)            $225.00

35.  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

36.  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 CLICK FOR PICTURES

37.  [Garrison, William Lloyd.] Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Or, Life among the Lowly. Boston: John Jewett, 1852. Frontispiece, engraved half-title and illustrations by Hammett Billings. Tall crown 8vo, original gilt-pictorial cloth, expertly re-backed with the original spine laid down; all edges gilt; tips lightly rubbed. Enclosed in a specially made 1/4 red morocco clam-shell box. A very attractive copy.
First Illustrated edition, inscribed by abolitionist firebrand William Lloyd Garrison to fellow activist Ann T. G. Phillips.“Ann T. G. Phillips. From her very grateful and most affectionate friend, Wm. Lloyd Garrison. Boston, Christmas Day, 1852.” Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, was an antislavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward slavery and African-Americans in the United States, and intensified the sectional conflict leading to the Civil War. It was first published as a forty-week serial in National Era, an abolitionist periodical, starting in June 1851. Jewett contracted with Hammatt Billings to design six full-page illustrations for the first edition, published on March 20, 1852. In the wake of the book’s startling success, Jewett prepared a deluxe second edition, which he called “The Illustrated Edition.” It was one volume, expensively bound, with 117 new illustrations from Billings. Garrison, in his The Liberator, sarcastically called this the “Splendid Edition.” Billings’ work for this edition included 45 illustrations for the head of each chapter, 45 for the end of each chapter, 27 inside various chapters -- as well as ornamental capitals for the first word of each chapter.   On March 26, 1852, Garrison had reviewed Uncle Tom’s Cabin in his journal, The Liberator, upon the novel’s initial publication. He wrote: “…In the execution of her very difficult task, Mrs. Stowe has displayed rare descriptive powers, a familiar acquaintance with slavery under its best and its worst phases, uncommon moral and philosophical acumen, great facility of thought and expression, feelings and emotions of the strongest character …. We confess to the frequent moistening of our eyes, and the making of our heart grow liquid as water, and the trembling of every nerve within us, in the perusal of the incidents and scenes so vividly depicted in her pages. The effect of such a work upon all intelligent and humane minds coming in contact with it, and especially upon the rising generation in its plastic condition, to awaken the strongest compassion for the oppressed and the utmost abhorrence of the system which grinds them to the dust, cannot be estimated.”   However, Garrison challenged Stowe, asking whether she was in favor of non-resistance only for black men. “When it is the whites who are trodden in the dust, does Christ justify them in taking up arms to vindicate their rights? And when it is the blacks who are thus treated, does Christ require them to be patient, harmless, long-suffering,” (like Uncle Tom). Garrison also commented that “the work, towards its conclusion, contains some objectionable sentiments respecting African colonization, which we regret to see” [qtd. in William Lloyd Garrison, Vol. III, pp. 360-362]. By this Garrison means that Stowe was wrong to see the mandatory emigration of freedmen back to Africa as the solution to America’s racial dilemma.   Wendell Phillips, Ann’s husband, also praised Stowe, but in qualified terms, concluding that “her service to the cause has been a great one. But ‘Uncle Tom’ would never have been written had not Garrison developed the facts; and never would have succeeded had he not created readers and purchasers” [qtd. in William Lloyd Garrison, Vol. III, pp. 363]. Even in the widening circle of northern abolitionists, Garrison was a radical, supporting the equality of men and women, and publicly burning the U.S. Constitution because it was (by his reckoning) a pro-slavery document. To protest the exclusion of women, including Ann Phillips, from being recognized as delegates to the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840, Garrison joined the women in the visitors’ gallery.   Uncle Tom’s Cabin eventually became the worldwide bestselling novel of the 19th century and second bestselling book, behind only the Bible. Upon meeting Stowe for the first time at the start of the Civil War, President Lincoln is said to have declared, “So this is the little lady who made this big war.” The book, and the plays it inspired, also helped create a number of stereotypes about African-Americans. These include the affectionate, dark-skinned mammy; the Pickaninny stereotype of black children; and the Uncle Tom, or dutiful, long-suffering servant faithful to his white master or mistress.   Ann T.G. Phillips, abolitionist. With her influence, Wendell Phillips, her husband, became an internationally known spokesman for the abolitionist cause and one of the most sought-after lecturers of his day. Around the time of their marriage, Ann became ill, and was confined to her bed for much of the rest of her life. Phillips biographer Irving Bartlett speculates that she suffered from rheumatic fever.    References:  http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc/uncletom/illustra/53illf.html, accessed 3/21/08. Bartlett, Irving. Wendell and Ann Phillips: The Community of Reform, 1840-1880 (New York, 1979). William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879, The Story of His Life Told by His Children (New York, 1889), Vol. III. (#kfk226)            $6,800.00

38.  [Gerry, Eldridge; His Copy.] Rollin, Charles. The Method of Teaching and Studying Belles Lettres, or, An Introduction to Languages, Poetry, Rhetoric, History, Moral Philosophy, Physics, Etc., With Reflections on Taste; and Instructions with regard to the Eloquence of the Pit, the Bar, and the Stage. London: Hitch and Haws,, 1758. Octavo. Volume four only (of four.) Contemporary calf housed in a half morocco slipcase with chemise. Worn but sound.
Eldridge Gerry's copy, signed by him "E. Gerry" on the front free endpaper. Elbridge Gerry was a member of the Second Continental Congress, a close associate with John Adams, and a Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts. He later served as congressman, vice president, state governor. He is also famous for having the word “gerrymandering” – redistricting to benefit one’s political party – named after him, and for having chosen not to sign the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention because of its lack of a Bill of Rights. The work spells out an important and, for its time, very modern philosophy of liberal education in the vernacular.  Gerry, a graduate of Harvard, assembled a large library in his Cambridge estate – Elmwood House – previously the home of Governor Andrew Oliver, and now owned by Harvard University.  Books from Gerry’s library are rare. (#kfk227)            $2,000.00

39.  [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

40.  [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. Spine a bit faded, a few scuffs, a very good copy.
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.) (#kfk209)            $375.00

41.  Greene, Graham. Brighton Rock. An Entertainment. New York: Viking Press, 1938. First edition.  . 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 CLICK FOR PICTURES

42.  [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

43.  [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 CLICK FOR PICTURES

44.  [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)            $4,500.00 CLICK FOR PICTURES

45.  Harte, Bret. [Fables]. George Thomas Lanigan. Fables by G. Washington Æsop and Bret Harte. With Illustrations by F. S. Church. London: E. Hamilton, [1882]. First UK edition.  . Square duodecimo. Original pictorial boards printed in red and black. Minor wear, soiling and staining, very good. Very Good.
First English edition and first edition in book form of the Bret Harte contributions (they appeared previously in an occasional newspaper, The Hospital Bazaar, Chicago 1874). Bret Harte's "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Fox and the Stork," and "The Wolf and the Lamb" are added to the text of the prvious printing of this book by George Thomas Lanigan (NY: 1878). Very scarce. BAL 7318. (#kfk88)            $650.00 CLICK FOR PICTURES

46.  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

47.  [Indian Music.] Tagore, [Raja Sir] Saurindo Mohun. Fifty tunes. Composed and Set to Music. 1878. [with:] A few specimens of Indian songs. 1879. Calcutta: Printed by I. C. Bose & Co., and Published by the Author, 1878 [and] 1879. First editions. Together two octavo volumes. Original Calcutta bindings of pebbled green morocco, spines and covers richly gilt, board edges and inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g. The second work with dedication (to Edward Robert Lytton... Viceroy and Governor General of India) printed in blue with red decorative border. Slightest surface rubbing to extremities, fine copies. Fine.
First (only?) editions of both works. A very handsome pair of volumes on Indian music, of particular interest to the study of the history of Raga; and more generally to the history of Indian culture in Colonial India. Tagore (1840-1914) was a leading Indian musicologist and patron of Indian music. A descendant of one of the wealthiest and most influential families in Calcutta (Rabindranath Tagore belonged to another branch of the family), he sponsored or co-authored some of the first general music treatises in Bengali. Such vernacular publications, produced and promoted by the Calcutta élite, were an important part of the renaissance in Bengali culture which took place in the 19th century. Tagore founded several schools of music in Calcutta beginning in 1871, and supplied music teachers and books to these and other public and private schools at his own cost. His publications ranged from music treatises in Sanskrit and Bengali to explanations of Indian music for a colonial audience. These publications were aimed at British and European orientalists both in India and in Europe as well as the Bengali intelligentsia centered in Calcutta He endeavoured to promote Indian music in the West as a symbol of India's classical heritage, comparable to European art music in artistic and academic value. (New Grove). Setting aside the content of these works, these books would be perfectly suited to a collection focused on bindings alone. Very scarce. (#kfk251)            $3,750.00

48.  Joyce, James. [Association copy]. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. London: Jonathan Cape Ltd.,, [1926]. Fifth impression, stated. Original dark slate cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Front panel and inner front flap of jacket retained. The scarce jacket obviously only partially present, but given the association what is there is just a bonus. The book is very good or better.
Desmond Harmsworth's copy, signed by him on the front free endpaper, with Syvia Beach's Shakespeare and Company bookplate on the rear inner pastedown. Desmond Harmsworth, Second Baron Rothermere, son of politician Cecil Harmsworth and nephew of Viscounts Northcliffe and Rothermere, was a close friend to both Joyce and Beach - the correspondence between the three is held at Princeton. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Harmsworth chose to go to art school in Paris rather than join the family newspaper firm, becoming a poet and artist. He is best known for the 1932 Limited Edition of Joyce's 'Pomes Penyeach' which was illustrated by Lucia Joyce and succeeded Sylvia Beach's own first publication of the poems. He also published 'James Joyce and the Plain Reader'. Shakespeare and Company has been described as 'clubhouse, post office, bank, and publishing house for the great and soon-to-be-great artists of the twentieth century' - among them Pound, Joyce himself, Hemingway, Djuna Barnes and T S Eliot. Harmsworth's copy of 'A Portrait' displays the oblong bookplate associated with the books sold by Sylvia Beach, showing the bald headed Shakespeare designed by Charles Winzer, alongside Beach's '12 rue de l'Odeon' address. The flap bears the original price of the book and the front has a puff from H G Wells' 1917 review of the book: "It is a book to buy and read. It's claim to be literature is as good as the claim of the last book of Gulliver's Travels. It is by far the most living and convincing picture that exists of an Irish Catholic upbringing. The technique is startling. A most memorable novel." This, Joyce's first Novel, foreshadows his masterpiece Ulysses, but is more approachable. (#kfk196)            $2,500.00

49.  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). (#kfk250)            $12,000.00

50.  Kipling, Rudyard. Captains Courageous A Story of the Grand Banks. New York: The Century Company, 1897. First American edition.  . Octavo. Original green cloth decorated in black, gold, and red. Ownership stamp and inscription on ffep., else a fine copy.
First American edition, with revisions from the English which appeared the same year. A bright copy. (#kfk44)            $500.00

51.  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 CLICK FOR PICTURES

52.  La Fontaine, J. de. Tales and Novels in Verse... Illustrated with the Eighty Five Original Plates by Eisen. Paris [and] New York: J. Lemonnyer and E. -F. Bonaventure, 1883.  . 2 vols, octavo. 3/4 red morocco over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt in two compartments, the remaining four with a floral device utilizing a green onlay. Some light foxing, edges more so, spines slightly tanned, still a nice copy. (#kfk8)            $450.00

53.  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

54.  Livingston, Robert R. Autograph Letter Signed, to Vice President Elbridge Gerry. Advocating a more forceful response to British attacks against American shipping, particularly the “Chesapeake Affair,” which occurred two weeks prior to this.
“What will be the consequence of the last outrage upon our national flagg?” Clermont, July 3, 1807.  . Partial Transcript:             “I received at New York your favor & enclose a letter for Mrs. Blake which I hope she will receive before she sails. She may depend upon every attention from both Mr and Mrs Armstrong during her stay in France.             What will be the consequence of the last outrage upon our national flagg? I very much fear that though our ministers have been instructed to speak decisively on former occasions they have been too delicate in following their instructions. The affair of Cambria was by no means in my opinion followed up with the spirit with which it should have been. And the trial of [Wilbry?] by a court marshal, instead of a special maritime court as the laws of England direct where a person is charged with murder committed on the high seas, was a mere mockery. The rewards that have attended every insult offered to us by the capt. of ships of war, can not but encourage them to heap one upon the others, as the best and cheapest means of preferment…”
On June 21, 1807, the British warship H.M.S. Leopard fired upon the U.S.S. Chesapeake off the Virginia coastline. Three Americans died and 18 were wounded. British officers boarded the Chesapeake and impressed four seamen. As is apparent from this letter, Livingston shared the outrage of the Jefferson administration. In December, President Jefferson responded with the fateful Embargo Act, prohibiting all Americans from trading with Britain and France, both of which violated the rights of neutral shipping. Interestingly, one month after this letter, on August 9, Robert Fulton first tested the Clermont (the first viable steamboat, partially bankrolled by Livingston) in the East River. Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813) was a member of the Continental Congress, and one of the committee of five who drew up the Declaration of Independence. Under the Articles of Confederation, he was appointed the first Secretary of Foreign Affairs, serving until 1783, when he became Chancellor of the State of New York. An advocate of the Federal Constitution, Livingston served as a delegate to New York’s ratifying convention in 1788, and a year later administered the oath of office to George Washington. In 1801, Thomas Jefferson appointed Livingston resident minister at the court of Napoleon, where he subsequently negotiated the Louisiana Purchase. He was an innovative gentleman farmer in the Hudson Valley, and funded Robert Fulton’s construction of the first commercially successful steamboat, the Clermont, in 1807. Livingston had been succeeded as Minister Plenipotentiary to Napoleon by his brother-in-law, John Armstrong, Jr. (#kfk171)            $1,800.00

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

56.  Marryat, Frederick. Masterman Ready; or, the Wreck of the Pacific. Written for Young People. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Greene and Longman's, 1841-2. First edition.  . 3 volumes, duodecimo. Original cloth. Volume two shaken and worn. Housed in an attractive 1/2 morocco slipcase with three chemises. (#kfk119)            $750.00

57.  Murphey, Charles. A Journal of a Whaling Voyage on Board the Ship Dauphin, of Nantucket, composed by Charles Murphey, 3d Mate, on the Voyage. Mattapoisett, MA., 1877. 39 pp. Black and white cover and title page engravings. A very good copy of an uncommon whaling book in its original illustrated wraps.
This work is notable for its recounting of the rescue of survivors from the Whaleship Essex (which had been sunk by a whale) and for its unusual form. The cover title is “Thrilling Whaling Voyage Journal... in Poetry” and indeed the entire account is given in rhymed quatrains. “Dauphin, Captain Zimri Coffin, sailed on 4 Sept. 1820, returning in July 1823. Voyage included Galapagos and Hawaiian Islands (1822). Poem recounts the finding of a boat from the Essex with two survivors aboard. An officer list also provided.” - Forster. At least two editions of this work exist, but copies in the original pictorial wrappers are scarce. The wood engraved cover illustration depicts a whaleboat being upset by a whale. See Forbes 3193 who mentions that the poem records visits to Lahaina and Honolulu. The wood engraved cover illustration depicts a whaleboat being upset by a whale. Forster 71. Jenkins p. 129. (#kfk271)            $1,750.00

58.  [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

59.  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].  . [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

60.  [Newspaper.]. The Providence Gazette. January 30, 1802. Providence, RI, 1802. Folio, 4pp.
Over a full column on p.1 and over an half of p.2 is concerning the “Judiciary Establishment” as discussed in the Senate of the United States.  P.3 has a segment noting: “The officers of the frigates Chesapeake (Com. Truxton), Constellation and Adams are ordered to repair immediately to the city of Washington & to hold themselves in readiness to sail upon and expedition, it is presumed for the Mediterranean.”  Other news of the day and a wealth of ads including one on p.1 for “Woodstock Academy.” (#kfk228)            $400.00

61.  [Newspaper.] [Harvard University.]. Boston Gazette. November 2, 1789. Boston: Benjamin Edes & Son., 1789. 4pp. With beautiful “Libertas Et Natale Solum” (liberty and my native soil) masthead engraved by Paul Revere. Some dampstaining; conservation treated.
Harvard’s President & Fellows pay their “respects to the first Magistrate of the United States...the firm and disinterested Patriot – the illustrious and intrepid Soldier, who, during her struggles in the cause of liberty, braving every difficulty and danger in the field…led her armies to victory and triumph, and finally established her freedom and independence… When you took the command of the troops of your country, you saw the University in a state of depression – its members dispersed – its literary treasures removed – and the Muses fled from the din of arms, then heard within its walls.”  With Washington’s reply that mentions his “disposition to promote the interests of science and true religion.”  “It gives me sincere satisfaction to learn the flourishing state of your literary Republic – assured of its…influence on those means which make the best support of good government… That the Muses may long enjoy a tranquil residence within the walls of your University…[is] among the most pleasing of my wishes and expectations.”  Also in this issue are addresses & letters between Washington and the Governor  & Council of Massachusetts; the Inhabitants of Boston; and the Massachusetts Society of Cincinnati. (#kfk219)            $1,250.00

62.  [Newspaper.] [Jefferson, Thomas; and George Washington.]. The Massachusetts Centinel.  August 29, 1789. Boston: Benjamin Russell., 1789. Folio, 4pp. Several tears and tattered edges.
“From Jefferson’s ‘Notes on the State of Virginia’” is printed an abridgment of Query XVIII, the key section on slavery: “The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submission on the other.– Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.  If a parent could find no other motive, either in his philanthropy or his self-love, for restraining the intemperance of passion towards his slave, it should always be a sufficient one that his child is present.  But generally it is not sufficient.– The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to his worst of passions – and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities.  The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances.  And with what execration should the statesman be loaded, who permitting one half the citizens to trample on the rights of the other, transforms those into despots, and these into enemies ; destroys the morals of one part, and the amor patriae of the other.  With the morals of the people, their industry also is destroyed ; for, in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him.  And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction that these liberties were the gift of God ?  That they are not to be violated but with his wrath ?  Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just : That his justice cannot sleep forever : That considering numbers, nature, and natural means only, an exchange of situation is among possible events, and that it may become probable by supernatural interference.  The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.  But it is impossible to be temperate, and to pursue this subject through the various considerations of policy, of morals, of history natural and civil.  We must be contented to hope, they will force their way into every one’s mind.  I think a change already very perceptible since the origin of the present revolution.  The spirit of the master is abating, that of the slave rising from the dust, his condition molifying, the way, I hope, preparing, under the auspices of Heaven, for a total emancipation, and that this is disposed, in the order of events, to be with the consent of the masters, rather than by their extirpation.”  Finally, the story of a captured African Prince’s bow and quiver making their way to America with him, and ultimately being used by his master’s wife to defend her home from the British, is related with news of the bow being presented to Charles Willson Peale’s Museum. Washington’s August 19, 1789 letter to the Philadelphia Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina: “It affords edifying prospects indeed, to see christians of different denominations dwell together in more charity, and conduct themselves…with a more christian-like spirit, than ever they have done in any former age, or in any other nation.  /  I received with the greater satisfaction your congratulations on the establishment of the new Constitution of Government, because, I believe its mild, yet efficient operations, will tend to remove every remaining apprehension … And because the moderation, patriotism and wisdom of the present Federal Legislature, seem to promise the restoration of order and our ancient virtues ; the extension of genuine Religion, and the consequent advancement of our respectability abroad, and of our substantial happiness at home.”  Also in this issue are reports on three additional amendments being proposed to the Bill of Rights and voted down by a majority – “To take from Congress the power of direct Taxation;” “respecting Titles of Nobility;” “and another against establishing Mercantile Companies with exclusive privileges.”  Also of importance are printings of “An Act to Establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War,” & “An Act for the Establishment and support of Light-Houses…and Publick Piers,” both signed in fancy script type by Washington. (#kfk220)            $4,500.00

63.  [Newspaper.] Washington, George. United States Chronicle.  December 26, 1799. Providence, R.I.:: Bennett Wheeler., 1799. Folio, 4pp.
Black-bordered mourning issue, “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his country,” “Washington is no more!”    Adams’s message of December 19, signed in type, is printed: “it has pleased Divine Providence to remove from this life, our excellent Fellow Citizen, George Washington, by the purity of his character, and a long series of services to his country, rendered illustrious through the world.  It remains for an affectionate and grateful people, in whose hearts he can never die, to pay suitable honor to his memory.”    Adams forwards the announcement from Tobias Lear, Washington’s private secretary: “Mount-Vernon, Dec. 15, ’99. / Sir, It is with inexpressible grief that I have to announce to you the death of the great and good General Washington.  He died last Evening between 10 and 11 o’clock, after a short illness of about 24 hours.  His disorder was an inflammatory sore-throat, which proceeded from a cold, of which he made but little complaint on Friday.  On Saturday morning about 3 o’clock he became ill.  Dr. Craik attended him in the morning, and Dr. Dick, of Alexandria, and Dr. Brown of Port-Tobacco were soon after called in.  Every medical Assistance was offered, but without the desired effect.  His last scene corresponded with the whole tenor of his life.  Not a groan nor a complaint escaped him, in extreme distress.  With perfect resignation and a full possession of his reason, he closed his well spent life.”     Resolutions from Congress on how to honor him who was “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his country” – a phrase coined in this text, prepared by Col. Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee, and for a time attributed to John Marshall who was assigned to read in place of the absent Lee.  Lee re-iterated the immortal phrase in his Eulogy on Washington, a week later.  Followed by a printing of the House of Representatives’s letter of condolence to John Adams, with Adams’s reply: “I sympathize with you – with the nation, and with good men thro’ the world, in this irreparable loss sustained by us all,” signed in type. News that “The Chesapeak [sic], of 44 guns, was safely launched at Gosport, Virg. on the 28 h of Nov.”    Masonic news from Massachusetts.    Printings of John Adams’s replies (Dec. 10) to the Senate and the House for their Addresses to him praising his State of the Union Message of December 3.  With the full Address of the House to Adams (Dec. 9).    Adams to Senate (Dec. 10): “The praise of the Senate, so judiciously conferred on the promptitude and zeal of the troops called to suppress the insurrection [Fries’s Rebellion], as it falls from so high authority, must make a deep impression, both as a terror to the disobedient and an encouragement to such as do well.”    House to Adams (Dec. 9): “That any portion of the people of America should permit themselves, amidst such numerous blessings, to be seduced by the arts and misrepresentations of designing men into an open resistance of a law of the United States, cannot be heard without deep and serious regret.  Under a constitution where the public burthens can only be imposed by the people themselves, for their own benefit, and to promote their own objects, a hope might well have been indulged, that the general interest would have been too well understood, and the general welfare too highly prized, to have produced in any of our citizens a disposition to hazard so much felicity, by the criminal effort of a part, to oppose with lawless violence the will of the whole.  While we lament that depravity which would produce a defiance of the civil authority, and render indispensable the aid of the military force of the nation, real consolation is to be derived from the promptness and fidelity with which that aid was afforded.”  Also on relations with France, Great Britain, and other nations: “The spirit of war which is prevalent in almost every nation with whose affairs the interests of the United States have any connexion, demonstrate how unsafe and precarious would be our situation should we neglect the means of maintaining our just rights.  Respecting, as we have ever done, the rights of others, America estimates too correctly the value of her own, and has received evidence too complete that they are only to be preserved by her own vigilance, ever to permit herself to be seduced by a love of ease, or by other considerations, into that deadly disregard of the means of self defence, which could only result from a carelessness, as criminal as it would be fatal, concerning the future destinies of our growing republic.”     Only five examples of this issue known in institutions. (#kfk225)            $6,000.00

64.  [Nuremberg Chronicle]. Hartmann Schedel. Liber chronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, publisher, July 12,, 1493. First edition. 326 (of 328) leaves, without fols. 61/5-6 blank, with blank leaf 55/6; quire 55, the Sarmatian supplement, bound between quires 53 and 54. 4/1-61/3 foliated I-CCLXVI with errors, quire 55 without printed foliation, fols. CCLVIIII-CCLXI (fols. 54/1-3) left blank except for printed headlines, intended for readers’ manuscript additions to the Sixth Age. Types 9:165G (headings), 16:110BG (text). 64 lines and headline (variable). Xylographic title, 2- and 3-line pearled Lombard initials, spaces left blank for larger initials. 645 woodcuts repeated to a total of 1809 illustrations (by Sydney Cockerell’s count, in Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century, (1987, 35-36), including 2 double-pate maps, of the world (Shirely 19), and of central Europe, 29 town views extending across two pages, and 8 full-page cuts, by Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and their workshop, including the young Albrecht Dürer. Unrubricated. Bound in modern pigskin, new endpapers, original front flyleaf preserved. Lacking last two blank leaves; title-leaf with upper and lower margins extended (inscription excised from upper margin). Minor marginal repairs to about 12 leaves. Pagination of fol. CLX cropped. Europe map with dampstain at outer edges and with a single minute hole touching printed surface on right sheet (with a small ink stain nearby). Some worming to lower blank margins at front and towards end. Faint marginal dampstaining towards end. A few leaves browned. Blue cloth clamshell case.
History of the world compiled by physician Hartmann Schedel with the assistance of Conrad Celtis and Hieronymus Münzer. One of the best known books of woodcut engravings, the Nuremberg Chronicle boasts 645 distinct blocks, intermittently repeated, rendering a total of 1,809 illustrations. These include many pictures of minor European towns as well as depictions of different bishops and saints. As one of our colleagues noted, the Nuremberg Chronicle is one of the earliest examples of ‘clip art,’ as the same images are used in several cases for different kings or different cities, though the major cities are individualized. One of the first secular histories of the world, the Nuremberg Chronicle reflects the humanist aspirations of its author and patrons. Its maps, which include one of the earliest obtainable maps of the world, the earliest printed map of Europe, and geocentric Ptolemaic astronomical charts, reflect the known geography and astronomy that Columbus had at his disposal when, only a year earlier, he embarked on his first voyage of discovery. Fifty years later Copernicus would publish De Revolutionibus (1543), which would resurrect the heliocentric theories of Pythagoras. Michel Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff produced most of the woodcut blocks, many of which are considerable. Albrecht Dürer, at the time an apprentice to Wolgemut, also produced some of the woodcuts here. The Nuremberg Chronicle’s publishing history is perhaps the most thoroughly documented of any incunable edition, owing to the survival of the contracts between Koberger and his financial partners and team of artists, and of the manuscript exemplars of both the Latin and German editions, all preserved in the Nuremberg Statdbibliothek. Anton Koberger established a large, well-organized and successful printing business, employing a fleet of twenty-five presses and one hundred pressmen. He also had other printers producing books for him on commission. For more information, see Adrian Wilson, The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle (1976). (#kfk190)            $98,000.00 CLICK FOR PICTURES

65.  [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

66.  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

67.  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.  . 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

68.  [Pinkney, Edward Coote]. Look out upon the Stars My Love. A Serenade. Written by a Gentleman of Baltimore, and adopted to a favourite Air, with an accopmaniment for the piano forte and Spanish guitar, by H[enri] N[oel] Gilles. Baltimore: Published by John Cole [Copyright:January 20th, 1823]. First edition.  . (#kfk91)            $1,200.00

69.  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

70.  Poe, Edgar Allan. Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Poetical and Prose. With a New Memoir by R. H. Stoddard. Household Edition. New York: W. J. Widdleton, Publisher, 1880. Octavo. 1 p. l., vii-clxxviii, [2, 25]-676 pp. Frontispiece portrait. Original publisher's morocco binding, lettered in gilt on spine, decorated in blind on covers and spine. Some foxing to frontispiece, binding lightly rubbed but very presentable; a very good or better copy in a publisher's deluxe binding. (#kfk244)            $450.00

71.  [Print]. The March of Intellect. London: G. Humphrey, St. James Street, 1828. Framed hand colored etching.
One of a series of colour etchings published by G. Humphrey of St James Street, London. Paul Pry's 'March of Intellect' series of satirical prints appeared between 1825 and 1829, lampooning the political isues and events of the day. Here, fantastical modes of transport, gas light, the Thames Tunnel and a proposed Channel bridge are satirised. Workers are seen relaxing in the streets, reflecting the belief that the lower classes' new acquisition of knowledge through education would result in the neglect of their duties. This print is of special interest in part by virtue of it's reference to another item we hold, George Pocock's "The Aeropleustic Art". In the upper right area of the background, a "Char-volant" is depicted, further in the distance Pocock's idea for using kites to save mariners from shipwreck is illustrated; both of which unoubtedly come from seeing his obscure book. (#kfk232)            $1,000.00

72.  [Punch]. "Punch's" Dossay Portraits. Engraved by Duval. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1845. First American edition?. 17pp. plus six plates (including frontis.) and [6]pp. of publisher's advertisements. Disbound. Small bookseller's inkstamp in lower margin of titlepage. Foxing, else very good.
Satirical biographical sketches of six English types of the 1840s, each accompanied with an engraved portrait. "No. III, Nicholas Twang, Esq., The Guitar Player," after learning to play the drum, "attracted the attention of the owner of the caravan which contained - or rather professed to contain - the pig-faced lady, and he was at once engaged for the performance of a series of solos on the Chinese gong; which is usually resorted to as a finale to an exhibition, for the purpose of drowning out the complaints of the company" (pp.7-8). Other profiles include "Barnaby Bluster, Esquire, The Beadle," "Solomon Scrub, Esq., The Street-Sweeper," and "Joseph Jarvis, Esq., The Cad." OCLC locates only two copies (Harvard and Union College). Scarce. This is the only edition of this title found on OCLC. also see: http://www.eapoe.org/works/EDITIONS/MBJ001C.HTM noting mention of the title (#kfk249)            $300.00

73.  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

74.  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 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

75.  Pynchon, Thomas. Vineland. Boston, Toronto, London: Little, Brown and Company, [1990]. First edition.  . Original cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. (#kfk143)            $200.00

76.  [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

77.  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

78.  Segovia, Andres and George Mendoza. Segovia, My Book of the Guitar. Guidance for the Beginner. [Cleveland and NY]: Collins, 1979. First edition.  . Original pictorial paper boards, in dust jacket. Small surface crack at top of front joint, else fine an fine price clipped jacket. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
First edition, signed and dated on the title page by Segovia. (#kfk6)            $750.00 CLICK FOR PICTURES

79.  [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

80.  [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

81.  [Swift, Jonathan]. Verses on the Death of Doctor Swift. Written by Himmseld: Nov. 1731. London [i.e. Edinburgh]: Printed for C. Bathurst, 1739. First edition thus.  . Octavo in fours, 22, [2 blank] pp. Disbound pamphlet with new sewing, light stain along left of title, subtle repair along rear blank, very good.
First Edinburgh and first octavo edition, improved from the corrupt folio text printed the same year. Swift had given a manuscript to Dr. William King for the first publication in London; but was dissappointed to put it mildly: much was cut out and 61 lines from "Life and Character" of 1733 were added. A correct text was given to Faulkner in Dublin and the authitative text is offered here. (#kfk87)            $950.00

82.  [Tom Thumb i.e. George S. Stratton]. [General Tom Thumb and wife Stereoview.].
George S. Stratton's marriage on February 10, 1863, to another dwarf, Lavinia Warren, became front-page news; this image appeared on the cover of Harper's Weekly February 21st, 1863. The wedding took place at Grace Episcopal Church and the wedding reception was held at the Metropolitan Hotel. The couple stood atop a grand piano in New York City's Metropolitan Hotel to greet some 2,000 guests. The best man at the wedding was George Washington Morrison ("Commodore") Nutt, another dwarf performer in Barnum's employ. The maid of honor was Minnie Warren, Lavinia's even smaller sister. Following the wedding, the couple was received by President Lincoln at the White House. Stratton and his wife toured together in Europe as well as Japan. (#kfk212)            $150.00

83.  [Tom Thumb]. Sketch of the lives, personal appearance, character and manners of Charles S. Stratton, the man in miniature, known of General Tom Thumb, and his wife Lavinia Warren Stratton, including the history of their courtship and marriage; Com. Nutt & Miss Minnie Warren, with some account of remarkable dwarfs, giants, and other human phenomena, of ancient and modern times, also, songs given at their public levees. New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, 1869 [wrapper dated 1867]. Sextodecimo. 47pp. Illustrated. Original printed wrappers. An excellent copy. (#kfk210)            $175.00

84.  [Tom Thumb] Bleeker, Sylvester. Gen. Tom Thumb's Three Years' Tour Around the World, accompanied by His Wife—Lavinia Warren Stratton, Commodore Nutt, Miss Minnie Warren, and Party. New York: S. Booth, [1872]. First edition. Duodecimo. 144pp. Illustrated. Original illustrated blue-green wrappers, a little chipping, an excellent copy.
First edition. The world's greatest circus attraction of the Nineteenth Century goes on a tour of the world. A nice copy of this fragile oddity. Sylvester Bleeker was the manager of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a. k. a. Gen. Tom Thumb. (#kfk211)            $325.00

85.  Trimmer, Mrs. Mary. A Natural History of the most remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, Reptiles and Insects. Chiswick: printed by C. Whittingham and sold by Thomas Tegg, 1830.  . Two volumes in one, duodecimo. Contemporary 1/2 calf over marbled boards with dark green spine label gilt. Illustrated with "upwards of" 300 woodcuts by Mrs. S. WIlliams. Spine faded, a bit of wear but a solid and appealing copy of this charming little book of beasts. (#kfk16)            $250.00

86.  Twain, Mark. Extracts from Adam's Diary [with] Eve's Diary. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1904 [and] 1906. First editions.  . Together two volumes, octavo. Original red pictorial cloth, decorated in white and green. Very good or better copies of both titles, nice to find together. Adam's diary is faded on the spine.
First editions of both titles. A highly underrated work by Twain. (#kfk57)            $950.00

87.  Twain, Mark. [Samuel L. Clemens.]. The Celebrated Jumping Frog. London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1884.  . Octavo, 101pp. Original pictorial printed wrappers printed in green and black. Spine chipped with some remnants of lettering, a bit loose, the cover shows quite well.
An early edition of Twains first book (first printed in 1867.) An unlikely survival. (#kfk98)            $350.00

88.  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 CLICK FOR PICTURES

89.  [Watchmaking]. Swiss Hairsprings. [Literally!]. n.p.: n.p., [circa 1920?].  . Green buckram box with paper printed label, containing 30 individually labelled smaller boxes (10 sizes; weak, medium and strong for each), with each containing an wax paper wrapped hairspring. Very Good.
An interesting and ephemeral curiosity for the watch aficionado in your life. (#kfk32)            $350.00

90.  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.  . (#kfk89)            $750.00

 

 

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