Books, Autographs, Manuscripts

Rare Book of Hours w/gilt-decorated engravings 1606

[42], 192, [1], 126, [1], 96, [49] pp. Engraved title page, numerous copperplate engravings, some decorated in gilt; printed in black and red throughout. (16mo) 16x7.5 cm (6¼x3"), period calf ornately decorated in gilt. Rare Book of Hours, ornately bound with gilt-decorated engravings. "Hours of Nostre Dame, in the face of Rome, with several beautiful and devout prayers, both in Latin and French...

Price: US$300 - US$500

Date: 30 May 2019

Lawrence (D.H.): The Lost Girl, first edition,...

Lawrence (D.H.): The Lost Girl, first edition, Martin Secker, London 1920, original cloth only, 12mo; Women in Love, first trade edition, Martin Secker, London 1921, original cloth only, 12mo; Aaron's Rod, first edition, Martin Secker, London 1922, 12mo; The Ladybird: The Fox: The Captain's Doll, first edition, Martin Secker, London 1923, original cloth only, 12mo; Kangaroo, first edition, Martin...

Price: £60 - £100
ca. US$76 - US$127

Date: 29 May 2019

Americas.- Cartwright (George) A Journal of Transactions and Events, during...

Americas.- Cartwright (George) A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador..., 3 vol., first edition, engraved portrait frontispiece of the author visiting his fox-traps, 2 large folding engraved maps, list of subscribers, with A.L.s. from the author to his niece dated 28th December 1799 tipped in at beginning of vol.1, frontispiece a...

Price: £3,000 - £4,000
ca. US$3,898 - US$5,198

Date: 30 May 2019

Mountaineering.- Barry (Martin) Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc...

Mountaineering.- Barry (Martin) Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (SEPTR.), 1834, first edition in book form, first issue with "dicovering" in line 11 on p.33 and offset "t" in footnote below, presentation copy from the author inscribed "The Author, to his friends Samuel & Maria Fox" at head of front free endpaper, 2 lithographed plates on india paper and mounted on thick...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$519 - US$779

Date: 30 May 2019

Gas-lighting.- Accum (Fredrick) A Practical Treatise on Gas-Light..., first...

Gas-lighting.- Accum (Fredrick) A Practical Treatise on Gas-Light..., first edition, 7 hand-coloured engraved plates, most with aquatint, 2 folding, some light soiling and offsetting, modern half calf over marbled boards, [Abbey Life 436], 8vo, 1815. ⁂ "The adoption of gas lighting in London was largely due to this book. The famous publisher, R.Ackermann, was one of the earliest to adopt gas...

Price: £500 - £700
ca. US$649 - US$909

Date: 30 May 2019

Pacific.- Suarez de Figueroa (Christobal) Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de...

Pacific.- Suarez de Figueroa (Christobal) Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza quarto Marques de Canete, title with large woodcut arms, woodcut head- & tail-pieces and decorative initials, small repaired worm traces to title, *2 inner margin strengthened, last 4 ff. trimmed at head, affecting headlines, some spotting or staining, 20th century vellum, gilt, g.e., [Alden 616/111; Palau 323905...

Price: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$5,198 - US$7,797

Date: 30 May 2019

Gill (Eric).- Gray (John) Poems (1931), first edition, one of 200 copies...

Gill (Eric).- Gray (John) Poems (1931), first edition, one of 200 copies, wood-engraved illustration by Eric Gill on final leaf, Evan Gill's copy with his bookplate and annotation re size and font of book, loosely inserted letter from Rene Hague to Evan Gill, original wrappers, glacine dust-jacket torn, Published for the author by Sheed and Ward, 1931; Park. A fantastic story, first edition, one...

Price: £600 - £800
ca. US$779 - US$1,039

Date: 30 May 2019

Grahame (Kenneth) The Wind in the Willows, first edition, 1908.

Grahame (Kenneth) The Wind in the Willows, first edition, half-title, frontispiece by Graham Robertson, tissue-guard, scattered spotting, neat ink name to head of title, endpapers browned, original pictorial cloth, spine ends and corners neatly and professionally repaired and retouched, light retouching to joints, two small wormholes to upper cover, in effect a sharp and excellent example, uncut...

Price: £600 - £800
ca. US$779 - US$1,039

Date: 30 May 2019

Jones (Owen) Examples of Chinese Ornament, first edition, 1867.

Jones (Owen) Examples of Chinese Ornament, first edition, 100 fine chromolithograph plates (including additional title), printed title in red and black, ink number in upper corner of many plates, a few short tears, all leaves loose, covers and part of spine intact, preserved in modern cloth drop-back box, folio, 1867. ⁂ Fine series of highly decorative plates...

Price: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$1,949 - US$2,599

Date: 30 May 2019

West Country Poet.- Webb (Francis) Poems On Wisdom, On the Deity, On...

West Country Poet.- Webb (Francis) Poems On Wisdom, On the Deity, On Genius, first edition, half-title, with mezzotint portrait of Webb tipped in as frontispiece (trimmed), Salisbury, E.Easton, 1790; Hymn to the Dryads inscribed to Dr. Turton, 1796; Ode to the Rural Nymphs, written at Comb-Bank inscribed to Lord Frederick Campbell, 1801; Somerset, a Poem, with final blank, 1811, Friendship: a Poem...

Price: £300 - £400
ca. US$389 - US$519

Date: 30 May 2019