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Medieval French Book of Hours Manuscript Leaf

Medieval French Book of Hours Manuscript Leaf Circa 1470 AD A beautiful example of a vellum page from a Book of Hours, written in Rouen, Normandy, France; each side a single block of blackletter text with gold filled letters and delicate floral borders, sparse use of gold leaf to the versals and borders. 3.09 grams, 16cm (6 1/2"). Fine condition. Provenance From the property of a London gentleman...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$486 - US$730

Date: 3 Sep 2019 - 9 Sep 2019

Medieval French Book of Hours Manuscript Leaf with Dragon

Medieval French Book of Hours Manuscript Leaf with Dragon Late 14th century AD A vellum leaf from a Book of Hours written in Paris, with a block of text to each side in batarde script with sparse use of gold leaf; coloured filler blocks with white detailing, gold leaf to the versals; each text with marginal decoration of a tree in leaf, one with a regardant dragon at the top. 3.76 grams, 18.5cm (7...

Price: £350 - £450
ca. US$425 - US$547

Date: 3 Sep 2019 - 9 Sep 2019

Medieval Book of Hours Manuscript Page

Medieval Book of Hours Manuscript Page 15th century AD A finely decorated vellum leaf from a Book of Hours with twenty lines of text in batarde script; illuminated capital with floral detail and versals; spacer blocks in red, green yellow and blue with highlight detailing; rope border with bow and tassel; Latin text of the incipit of Psalm 114; mounted in a glazed wooden frame with reveal. 493...

Price: £150 - £200
ca. US$182 - US$243

Date: 3 Sep 2019 - 9 Sep 2019

Medieval French Book of Hours Illuminated Manuscript

Medieval French Book of Hours Illuminated Manuscript Rouen, circa 1480 AD A two-sided parchment leaf from a French Book of Hours with illuminated marginal foliage panel in gold, red, blue and green, the text in black with red ruled layout lines, gold leaf detailing to the versals. 2.78 grams, 16.2x11.8cm (6 1/4 x 4 1/2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] Provenance From an old British private...

Price: £100 - £140
ca. US$121 - US$170

Date: 3 Sep 2019 - 9 Sep 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$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 5 Sep 2019

India.- Jefferys (Thomas) The East Indies with the Roads [...] The Second...

India.- Jefferys (Thomas) The East Indies with the Roads [...] The Second Edition, large two-sheet wall map illustrating India, with southern India and the area of Bahar Benga in detail, with roads, caravan routes, oases, temples, political boundaries, archeological sites, and the topography of the land, engraving with some outline hand-colouring, four sheets joined as two, the upper sheet 590 x...

Price: £300 - £500
ca. US$365 - US$608

Date: 29 Aug 2019

First Edition, First Printing Uncle Tom's Cabin

2 volumes. [iii]-x, [13]-312 pp.; [i]-iv, [5]-322, [2] blank pp. Three wood-engraved plates in each volume, title page vignettes. (8vo), 18.5x11.5 cm. (7¼x4½"), three-quarter black leather with purple cloth, spine ruled and titled in gilt. First Edition, First Printing. In addition to being one of the most influential books ever written, Uncle Tom's Cabin was also one of the most popular; as Sabin...

Price: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Works of Samuel Johnson in 16 volumes

16 Volumes. Color lithograph frontispiece portraits. 23.1x15 cm (9x6"), three-quarter green levant morocco ruled and lettered in gilt on spines, raised bands, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. No. 74 from an edition limited to 774 sets printed from type on special water-marked paper. Bookplate of Jeannette Seymour Tuttle in Volume I. Due to the size and/or weight of this lot...

Price: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Splendor Solis - facsimile of Harvey MS 3469

[3], 49 leaves. Facsimile of the Harley MS. 3469 in the British Library. 22 facsimiles from paintings. 32x22 cm (12¼x8¾"), full red leather bordered in gilt with gilt armorial emblem, raised bands, gilt dentelles, moiré silk endpapers, all edges gilt; presented in publisher's leather-covered clamshell box ornately decorated in gilt, raised bands. No. 680 of an edition limited to 987 copies...

Price: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Jeffers' first book published commercially

(8vo) original blue cloth, gilt decoration and lettering. First Edition. Jeffers' second book, and the first to be issued by a commercial publisher...

Price: US$200 - US$300

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Atlases.- British Channel.- Hay (Lieut. John) Pilotage of The British...

Atlases.- British Channel.- Hay (Lieut. John) Pilotage of The British Channel, from Scilly to the Downs (Channel Islands inclusive), in a series of sectional charts, third edition, title, 17 plates containing 23 sea charts, 3 double-page and one folding, and 4 plates with 10 diagrams of the stars, lithorgaphs, original green cloth with publisher's printed label to upper cover, rubbed and worn...

Price: £100 - £150
ca. US$121 - US$182

Date: 29 Aug 2019

First descriptions of Baalbeck and Palmyra by an Englishman

[xii], 145, [7] pp. Nine copper-engraved plates, five folding. (8vo) 19.1x11.1 cm (7½x4½"), near contemporary full paneled calf, black morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. Second Edition. Second edition, corrected and enlarged from the first of 1703. Maundrell was stationed in Aleppo from 1696 to 1701 as chaplain of the Levant Company. His account of Baalbeck and Palmyra are the first such...

Price: US$400 - US$600

Date: 5 Sep 2019

The Golden Bough finely bound in 12 volumes

12 volumes. (8vo) 21.8x14.5 cm (8¼x5¾"), finely bound by the Harcourt bindery in full green morocco bordered in gilt with floral cornerpieces, tooled and lettered on spines in gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Third Edition. The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion (retitled The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion in its second edition) is a...

Price: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Juvenile classic in a beautiful binding

iii-vi, 1-204 pages. Inserted engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page by Charles Heath after Henry Corbould. (12mo) 16.9x9.6 cm (6¾x3¾"), recent full dark brown calf, spine richly gilt, covers bordered in gilt and blind-stamping; all edges yellow. First Edition. A juvenile classic in a beautiful binding...

Price: US$400 - US$600

Date: 5 Sep 2019

First novel by Nanine Souvestre

Two volumes. Frontispieces, engraved title pages and two plates. (Small 8vo) contemporary sheep, red morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering, marbled edges and endpapers. Half titles present. The first novel by Nanine Souvestre (1896-1886), wife of Emile Souvestre. At the time this was published the Souvestres lived in Brest and it has been stated that an edition of Antonio Giovani was first...

Price: US$200 - US$300

Date: 5 Sep 2019

The Letters of Charles Dickens edited by his Sister-in-Law and Daughter

Three volumes. Edited by "His Sister-in-Law and his Eldest Daughter (Mamie Dickens and Georgina Hogarth)." (8vo) original decorated maroon cloth, gilt decorations and lettering, housed in a cloth slipcase with a printed paper label. Second Edition of Vols. 1 & 2; First Edition of Vol. 3 Inscribed on half-title of Volume I to "Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton / from / Algernon Charles Swinburne...

Price: US$500 - US$800

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Trollope's favorite book that he wrote

Two volumes. Frontispiece in each volume and 30 plates by George H. Thomas. (8vo) original gilt decorated blue cloth, gilt lettering each in custom cloth slipcase. First Edition in book form. One of the most characteristically Victorian of all Trollope novels and his personal favorite, "I regard this as the best novel I have written...

Price: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Edith Wharton's 1st book

Two volumes. (8vo) original red cloth, gilt lettering. First Edition, Second Issue. With imprint of the Manhattan Press on copyright pages. Wharton's first novel, set in eighteenth century Italy. Printed book labels "Private Library of S. Edith Hadley / Los Angels, California" on the front pastedowns...

Price: US$200 - US$300

Date: 5 Sep 2019

£1000 Prize Novel in Tit-Bits Magazine contest

(8vo) original decorated blue cloth with red, black, green and gilt lettering. First Edition. Written in response to a contest for the best serial novel for Tit-Bits magazine and winning the £1000 prize. Grant Allen was a highly regarded scientific philosopher who supported himself by writing adventurous and sometimes sensational fiction...

Price: US$10 - US$100

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Two first appearances of Wordsworth

[iii]-xliv, 330 pp. (8vo) 21.5x13.5 cm (8½x5¼"), period half calf with marbled boards, tooled and lettered in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers and edges. First Edition. An important anthology of Romantic verse including thentofore unpublished works by William Wordsworth, Sir Walter Scott, George Crabbe, and Robert Southey...

Price: US$10 - US$100

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Otis, James. Considerations on Behalf of the Colonists. In a Letter to a...

Considerations on Behalf of the Colonists. In a Letter to a Noble Lord. London: Printed for J. Almon. 1765. First separate edition, from the same sheets as the first edition.
Measurements H/W: 8 1/4 by 5 inches Weight Condition toning to pages, staining and discoloration, possible creases, folds, tears, and missing leaves though pages not counted; report provided by Bauman Rare Books, 'Slim...

Price: US$300 - US$500

Date: 27 Aug 2019

Human Musculature plates 1687

[4], 56, [4] pp. 40 engraved plates, folding chart, plus extra engraved title page, all backed with contemporary marbled paper. 33x20 cm (13x8") full period vellum. One of the earliest works on anatomy in which the names of muscles are engraved on the depictions in each plate. An unusual copy, with each plate backed by marbled paper from the period...

Price: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 5 Sep 2019

19th century coloring book

8, [24] pp. Illustrated with frontispiece and 12 color lithographs. (Oblong 4to), red boards with decorative gilt and paper cover label. A 19th century coloring book. The twelve color lithographs are shown on opposite facing pages before coloration...

Price: US$400 - US$700

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Master Humphrey's Clock 1st ed in book form

3 volumes bound in 1. Three frontispieces and numerous woodcut illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne and decorated initials in the text. (Large 8vo), bound in quarter red morocco and marbled boards, gilt lettered spine with gilt decorated compartments, marbled endpapers and edges. First Edition in book form, preceded by the serial issue and the parts issue. Master Humphrey's Clock...

Price: US$200 - US$300

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Medieval Italian Bible Manuscript Leaf

Medieval Italian Bible Manuscript Leaf Late 14th century AD A large vellum leaf from a bible with blackletter text in two columns to each face, red and blue decorated versals with foliage detailing and red lettering; text of Acts 3.1, Peter healing a lame beggar. 10 grams, 33.5 grams (13"). Very fine condition. Provenance From the property of a London gentleman; formerly in a UK collection...

Price: £150 - £200
ca. US$182 - US$243

Date: 3 Sep 2019 - 9 Sep 2019

Tucker, Josiah. A Treatise Concerning Civil Government in Three Parts...

Notice: The seller last modified this listing Mon, 07/15/19 @ 02:53:30 PM ET. Description 'First edition. One of Tucker's two major works, written during the American War of Independence.'
Measurements H/W: 8 by 5 1/4 inches Weight Condition with light staining and discoloration consistent with age and use, with possible tears, bends and folds, and possibly lacking leaves though pages not...

Price: US$500 - US$800

Date: 27 Aug 2019

Sancho, Ignatius. Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, 1783 and another...

Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. In Two Volumes. To which are prefixed, Memoirs of his Life. The Second Edition. The First Volume. London: Printed for J. Nichols; and C. Dilly, in the poultry. MDCCLXXXIII and Effects of Slavery on Morals and Industry. By Noah Webster, Jun. Esq. Counsellor at Law and Member of the Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom. Hartford...

Price: US$200 - US$400

Date: 27 Aug 2019

BRITTON, John - Chronological History and Graphic Illustrations of...

BRITTON, John - Chronological History and Graphic Illustrations of Christian Architecture in England ... [etc] engraved plates, cont half morocco, 4to, 1835; with one other...

Price: £40 - £60
ca. US$48 - US$73

Date: 4 Sep 2019

WELLS, HG - The First Men in the Moon

WELLS, HG - The First Men in the Moon 12 plates, original dark blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, black endpapers, 8vo, George Newnes, first edition, 1901.* a bright copy...

Price: £300 - £500
ca. US$365 - US$608

Date: 4 Sep 2019

MANUSCRIPT MUSIC - Methode de Chant Dediee A Son Ami Duprez ... G. Carulli

MANUSCRIPT MUSIC - Methode de Chant Dediee a son ami Duprez ... G. Carulli 60 pages in a neat manuscript hand, marbled wrappers, folio, 19th cent...

Price: £50 - £75
ca. US$60 - US$91

Date: 4 Sep 2019