Books, Autographs, Manuscripts

Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French...

Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, 98 leaves including initial and final blanks: fols. 1, 22v, 59v, 98v also blank, Modern foliation in pencil on the upper right corner (not taking into consideration first blank leaf), single column, 20 lines, ruled in brown ink, written in brown ink in a regular textura, major feasts in Calendar in gold, others alternating...

Price: £20,000 - £30,000
ca. US$25,638 - US$38,458

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Second Edition of Dickens' first book

Two volumes. Sixteen plates after drawings by Cruikshank. (8vo) original green pebbled cloth, gilt lettering; enclosed in cloth slipcase. Second Edition. Dickens' first book, a collection of stories and sketches that appeared in various London periodicals. This edition issued about seven months after the first, with a new two-page preface by Dickens date August 1, 1836...

Price: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Dibdin (Rev. Thomas Frognall) The Bibliomania; Or, Book-Madness; Containing...

Dibdin (Rev. Thomas Frognall) The Bibliomania; Or, Book-Madness; Containing Some Account of the History, Symptons, and Cure of this Fatal Disease, first edition, title with woodcut vignette, the odd spot, occasional light browning, original boards, spine a little chipped, preserved in folding chemise and slip-case, 1809; An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$256 - US$384

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Africa.- Bosman (William) A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of...

Africa.- Bosman (William) A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea, Divided into the Gold, the Slave, and the Ivory Coasts, second English edition, folding engraved map, 7 engraved plates, lacks 3pp. advertisements at end, bookplate of George Vaughan Hart, contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt with old paper label to foot, rubbed and a little worn in patches, spine worn at head...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$512 - US$769

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Euclid.- Proclus (Diadochus) In Primum Euclidis Elementorum librum...

Euclid.- Proclus (Diadochus) In Primum Euclidis Elementorum librum Commentariorum, first edition in Latin, translated by Francisco Barozzi, collation: *-**4 A-Z a-o4 complete with final colophon leaf, woodcut vignette of Hermes and Athena holding a phoenix on title with full-page woodcut portrait of the translator within historiated border on verso, woodcut initials and fine decorative woodcut...

Price: £3,000 - £4,000
ca. US$3,845 - US$5,127

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Gibbon (Edward) An Essay on the Study of Literature, first edition, Printed...

Gibbon (Edward) An Essay on the Study of Literature, first edition, some light browning, leather book-label of Haven O'More, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, [Norton 6; Rothschild 939], 8vo, Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1764. ⁂ First edition in English of the great historian's first book, originally written in French. A handsome copy...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$512 - US$769

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Alchemy.- Maier (Michael) Secretioris Naturae Secretorum Scrutinium...

Alchemy.- Maier (Michael) Secretioris Naturae Secretorum Scrutinium Chymicum, per Oculis et Intellectui...Emblemata, second edition of Atlanta fugiens, half-title, 50 engraved half-page illustrations by Merian, some foxing and marginal staining, small leather book-label of Haven O'More, contemporary vellum, rebacked, [Landwehr, German 412; Praz p.410; Duveen p.384], 4to, Frankfurt, G.H...

Price: £3,000 - £4,000
ca. US$3,845 - US$5,127

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Rossetti (Christina) Goblin Market and other Poems, first edition...

Rossetti (Christina) Goblin Market and other Poems, first edition, wood-engraved frontispiece and additional vignette title by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 16pp. publishers' catalogue at end, some light foxing (mostly to frontispiece and pictorial title), original dark blue cloth ruled in gilt an with small gilt circles at intersections, designed by D.G.Rossetti, slightly rubbed, 8vo, Cambridge...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$512 - US$769

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Americas.- Emigration.- [Burlend (Rebecca)] A True Picture of Emigration...

Americas.- Emigration.- [Burlend (Rebecca)] A True Picture of Emigration: or Fourteen Years in the Interior of North America..., first edition, bookplate of Edward M.Shepard of Erlowest, Lake George on inside front wrapper, original lilac printed wrappers, slightly soiled, faded at edges, [Sabin 97133], London & Leeds, G.Berger, [1848] § Watts (Samuel) Facts for the Information of Intending...

Price: £250 - £350
ca. US$320 - US$448

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Birds.- Sclater (Philip Lutley) A Monograph of the Birds forming the...

Birds.- Sclater (Philip Lutley) A Monograph of the Birds forming the Tanagrine Genus Calliste, first edition, 45 hand-coloured lithographed plates after P.L.Oudart, heightened with gum arabic, partly-coloured engraved map, [Anker 448; Fine Bird Books p.139; Nissen IVB 839], a very good copy, 1857; Synopsis of the Fissirostral Family Bucconidae, reprinted, with additions, from 'Annals and Magazine...

Price: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,281 - US$1,922

Date: 21 Nov 2019