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  • “Sylvanus Urban”: The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. XXVII, 1757

    “Sylvanus Urban”: The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. XXVII, 1757

    Stock No. 1172BS

    London, D. Henry and R. Cave.  8º (202 x 127 mm.), pp. [2], 608, [18 (index)].  Original half calf on marbled boards, morocco lettering-pieces, plain edges, bookplate of William Strong.  Lacking most plates but with three maps present:  Corsica, French Coast about Rochfort, Upper Saxony.  Binding worn, hinges cracked but solid, internally clean.

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    £0.00
  • (various): Natural History Rambles: Mountain and Moor, Lakes and Rivers, The Lane and Field, Underground, The Sea-Shore, Woodlands, Ponds and Ditches, In Search of Minerals

    (various): Natural History Rambles: Mountain and Moor, Lakes and Rivers, The Lane and Field, Underground, The Sea-Shore, Woodlands, Ponds and Ditches, In Search of Minerals

    Stock No.  1255BS

    London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1879/1880. 8º (165 x 105 mm).  Set of eight volumes, as follows: Mountain and Moor, 1879, J.E. Taylor, pp. pp 256, 4; Lakes and Rivers, C.O.G. Napier, 1879, pp. 247, 8; The Lane and Field, 1879, J.G. Wood, pp. 246, 4; Underground, 1879, J.E. Taylor, pp. 256, 4; The Sea-Shore, 1879, P.M. Duncan, pp. 256, 4; Woodlands, 1879, M.C. Cooke, pp. 288, 4; Ponds and Ditches, 1880, M.C. Cooke, pp. 254 [2]; In Search of Minerals, 1880, D.T. Ansted, pp. 282, 4.  Publisher’s decorative cloth stamped in gilt and black, black endpapers.  The entire set in good clean state, good to very good condition.   Sold as a set of this series.

    £200.00
  • 1837 Scene del Cholera di Napoli

    1837 Scene del Cholera di Napoli

    Stock No. 1252BC

    Naples, Tipografia de Marco, 1837, probably sole edition..  8º (163 x 97 mm.), pp. 141.  Bound with I Centoventi Giorni del 1837, Naples, Federico Perretti, 1837, pp. 141, and Un Fiore alla Virtũ Sventurata, Naples, Stamperia dell’Iride, 1837, pp. 54.  Contemporary half green leather over marbled boards, spine lettered direct, speckled edges, plain endpapers, half-title.  Scarce – two copes in US institutions, not recording subsidiary works.

    £180.00
  • A Book for the Sea-Side

    A Book for the Sea-Side

    Stock No. 1113BS

    London, The Religious Tract Society, no date but 1852.  Small 8º (163 x 100 mm.), pp. viii, 275, 4 (publisher’s catalogue).  On original publisher’s salmon cloth, patterned and decorated in blind and gilt, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt.  Tissue-guarded frontispiece and delightful wood-engraved vignettes in text.  Spine slightly faded but otherwise a very fine copy, and scarce thus.  Ownership inscription dated 1853 on pastedown.

    £50.00
  • A Brig of War’s 12 Pr. Carronade, by Edward Cooke

    A Brig of War’s 12 Pr. Carronade, by Edward Cooke

    Stock No. 5386PS

    Etching drawn and etched by Edward William Cooke for his Fifty Plates of Shipping and Craft, 1829.  Plate 168 x 210 mm., sheet 210 x 283 mm.  Professionally cleaned and delicately hand-coloured.

    Edward William Cooke (1811-1880, RA 1864), the son of the engraver George Cooke (1781-1834), was an important painter, etcher and engraver who specialised in maritime scenes, though he also produced landscape, botanical and architectural work.  His precocity as both a draftsman and an etcher is apparent in this series of plates, published when he was only eighteen.

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  • A Chart of the Delaware Bay and River

    A Chart of the Delaware Bay and River

    Stock No. 3014MS

    Copper-engraved map for The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1779.  Image 182 x 232 mm., sheet 210 x 270mm.  Later hand-colouring.  Printed on thick paper.  Vertical folds as issued. A fresh example with good margins.

    £75.00
  • A Frigate under all sail, by Edward Cooke

    A Frigate under all sail, by Edward Cooke

    Stock No. 5380PS

    Etching drawn and etched by Edward William Cooke for his Fifty Plates of Shipping and Craft, 1829.  Plate 168 x 207 mm., sheet 210 x 283 mm.  Professionally cleaned and delicately hand-coloured.

    Edward William Cooke (1811-1880, RA 1864), the son of the engraver George Cooke (1781-1834), was an important painter, etcher and engraver who specialised in maritime scenes, though he also produced landscape, botanical and architectural work.  His precocity as both a draftsman and an etcher is apparent in this series of plates, published when he was only eighteen.

    £96.00
  • A Map of the New Governments of East & West Florida

    A Map of the New Governments of East & West Florida

    Stock No. 3012MS

    Copper-engraved map by John Gibson for The Gentleman’s Magazine, November 1763.  Image 190 x 250 mm., sheet about 205 x 265 mm.  Later hand-colouring.  Vertical folds as issued.  Printed on thick paper.  Published shortly after British territorial gains under the Peace of Paris.

    £300.00
  • A Plan of London, with its Modern Improvements

    A Plan of London, with its Modern Improvements

    Stock No. 3187MS

    Copper-engraved plan engraved by S.J. Neele for Richard Phillips’ Modern London;  published August 12th 1804 (Howgego 228(2)).  Image 225 x 580 mm., sheet 265 x 608 mm. Detailed hand-colouring.  Three vertical folds as issued, folds strengthened verso.

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    £0.00
  • A young lady in blue

    A young lady in blue

    Stock No. 5208PS

    Lithograph with modern hand-colouring from Edward Lear’s More Nonsense, first edition, 1872.  Sheet 163 x 210 mm.

    An illustration from one of Lear’s lesser-known works.  This particular series was never published in colour, but this example has been coloured by one of the best professional colourists who is familiar with the techniques and pigments used by the Victorians.

    £25.00
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