International Literature from different centuries and different sources
International Literature from different centuries and different sources
Original, Irish Butterfly - Specimen - Collection of entomologist and naturalist, Norman Hickin. 70 boxes with Butterfly - Specimen from the irish countryside in Dromreagh (Durrus, West Cork, Ireland), Ballycommane, Glengarriff, and wider surroundings. Many boxes labelled. The collection was established in the outgoing 1970s and early 1980s and gives an excellent view into the specimens still common at that time in Ireland and its unspoiled, non-industrial countryside. Norman Hickin subsequently published a Field Guide on Butterflies in Ireland (1992), clearly based on the specimens collected here.
West Cork, 1978 – 1982. Folio Box. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Provenance: The collection was treasured and professionally stored by Norman Hickin’s daughter, renown Garden Designer, Verney Naylor.
The Works of Lord Byron - With a Life and Illustrative Notes by William Anderson, Esq.
In Two Volumes with 65 (of 67) Steel-engravings. Edinburgh, A. Fullerton & Co., [c.1840]. Large Octavo. Volume I (with 35 of 36 engravings): Portrait-Frontispiece of a young Byron with a wonderful Facsimile-Inscription to his friend Murray and two facsimile-signatures (as Byron and “Sometimes – Biron”), Engraved Titlepage (″Lausanne”), CCXXIV, 270 pages / Volume II (with 29 of 30 engravings): Frontispiece – Engraving of “Newstrad – Abbey”, Engraved Titlepage (″Villeneuve”), 465 pages. Hardcover / Stunning full leather with gilt lettering and tooling and ornament on boards and spine. English Master-Bindings of the 19th century. Very good condition with some signs of external wear. Some minor paint-staining to bindings.
A History of The Earth and Animated Nature - With an Introductory View of the Animal Kingdom. Translated from the French of Baron Cuvier and with copious Notes, embracing Accounts of New Discoveries in Natural History. [Includes a Biographical Sketch of Oliver Goldsmith: "A Life of the Author", by Washington Irving]. (Illustrated Edition with full-page portrait of Goldsmith, 45 (of 46) full-page hand-coloured Plates of Butterflies, Birds, Rhonocerous etc. as well as two hand-coloured, additional Titlepages with animal-scenes [plate XXVI (Crocodile) is missing and plates XXXI and XXXVIII were never inteded to be bound with the work]).
First Edition with the Biography of Goldsmith by Washington Irving. Six Parts in Two Volumes (complete set). London, Edinburgh and Dublin, A. Fullerton and Co., 1846-1848. Large Octavo. Pagination: Frontispiece-Portrait of Oliver Goldsmith by S. Freeman from a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Engraved and hand-coloured Titlepage (with tissue-guard), LIV, Hardcover / Original, decorative half-leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Plate 40 with a minor defect to the outer margins only (no image effected). Bindings in wonderful and firm condition. From the library of one Sara Jeffares (Landscape, 1886), her full name, year and place of lodgings signed by her on the titlepage.
The Tour of Doctor Syntax - In Search of the Picturesque - A Poem [plus: "Volume Second": "The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax - In Search of Consolation - A Poem"].
Volume One in Fourth Edition / Volume Two in First Edition. Two Volumes. London, Published by R. Ackermann at the Repository of Arts, 1813 – 1820. Large Octavo. Pagination: Volume I: Frontispiece, engraved titlepage, , 276, plus 1 page with “Directions to the Binder for placing the Plates”. With 31 handcoloured illustrations (including Frontispiece and titlepage) by caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson / Volume II: Frontispiece, , 277 pages plus 1 page with “Directions to the Binder for placing the Plates”. With 22 (of 24) handcoloured illustrations by caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. Hardcover / Original half leather with original spine-labels and ornaments. Both Volumes with some rubbing but both in firm, original condition. Interior of Volume I with some mild foxing and fingerstaining only but all plates excellent. Interior of Volume II with a tear and loss of paper to the front free endpaper, some mild foxing, one plate and one textpage (page 11) slightly detached and with fraying). Minor wormholedamage to rear board (neglectable). Overall these two Volumes are in very good condition !
Celtic Myth & Legend / Indian Myth & Legend / Myths of Babylonia & Assyria / Classic Myth & Legend / Romance & Legend of Chivalry / Teutonic Myth and Legend / Egyptian Myth and Legend / Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe /
Eight volumes. London, Gresham Publishing, c. 1910-1918. 14.5 cm x 22 cm. Celtic Myth & Legend: XIV, 450 pages / Indian Myth & Legend: XLVIII, 463 pages / Myths of Babylonia & Assyria: XXXIX, 537 pages / Classic Myth & Legend: XVI, 443 pages / Romance & Legend of Chivalry: XII, 439 pages / Teutonic Myth & Legend: 469 pages / Egyptian Myth & Legend: 404 pages / Myths of Crete & Pre-Hellenic Europe: LIV, 361 pages // Original Hardcovers decorated with Celtic symbols in black and gilt on green boards. With Illustrations in Colour and Monochrome. This set in unusually excellent good condition with only minor signs of external wear. [Myth and Legend in Literature and Art].
[Geographia Antiqua] Christophori Cellarii Smalcaldensis Geographia Antiqua - Recognita denuo & ad veterum novorumque scriptorum fidem, historicorum maxime, identidem castigata & Quinta Editione plurimis locis aucta & immutata. Huic demum sextæ Editioni Tot Chartas ex majori auctoris Geographia antiqua quot ad minorem hanc illustrandam requirebantur, Duplicemque Indicem, Quorum Priori vetera locorum nomina novis præponuntur, Posteriori nova veteribus, Addidit, totam recensuit, & Scholarum usui accommodavit, Samuel Patrick.
[Sixth Edition and the first illustrated version]. London, Sumptibus S. Ballard, J. Senex, G. Innys, J.Osborn & T. Longman, 1731. Octavo. VIII, 180 pages with 26 maps and one scientific illustration of a Globe [sphere]: Globi, Charta Geographicae et Sphaerae a Joannes Senex (Fol.2). Original Hardcover / 18th century full leather with the original spine-label. The Volume in protective Mylar. The binding starting at the spine but still firm and entirely in its original condition. Very good overall condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown. With a manuscript – entry to the rear endpaper: “Dan [meaning Daniel Conner] began Astronomy April 19th 1812”.
The Mabinogion - From the Llyfr Coch o Hergest, and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes; by Lady Charlotte Guest. [Complete and original Second Impression of the First Edition in Seven Volumes. Bound in Three Volumes with new titlepages from the year 1849 but retaining all original titlepages dated from 1838 - 1849]. Part I (1838) containing "The Lady of the Fountain" / Part II (1839) containing "Peredur the son of Erawc" / Part III 1840) containing "Geraint the son of Erbin" (including the Icelandic Version of Erec) / Part IV (1842) containing "Kilhwch and Olwen" / Part V (1843) containing "The Dream of Rhonabwy and the Tale of Pwyll Prince of Dyved" / Part VI (1845) containing "Branwen the Daughter of Llyr" / "Manawyddan the Son of Llyr" and "Math the Son of Mathonwry" / Part VII (1849) containing "The Dream of Maxen Wledig" / "Lludd and Llevelys" and "The History of Taliesin".
Second Impression of the First Edition. Three Volumes containing all seven original publications (complete Set). London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman and W.Rees, Llandovery, 1838 – 1849. Large Octavo (17.5 cm wide x 26 cm high). Pagination and collation of Illustration: Volume I (includes Parts I and II): XXIII, 411 pages with 15 plates (of which 3 are large fold-out-plates) and 7 text-illustrations (Lithographs). / Volume II (includes Parts III, IV and V): 444 pages with 4 plates and 13 text-illustrations (Lithographs). / Volume III (includes Parts VI and VII): 400 pages with 1 plate and 29 text-illustrations (Lithographs). Hardcover / This is the original edition from 1838 – 1849, recently rebound by a professional bookbindery in Germany in stunning half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards and in the style of the original bindings. ALl Volumes in protective Mylar. Excellent, absolutely stunning condition with only the mildest sign of foxing to a few pages. We have never handled this set in a better condition. Provenance: Name of preowner L. Wheldon-Jones (1907) to endpaper of Volumes II and III and loosely inserted an envelope-front, addressed o Mr. E. P. Jones, Diphwys Casson Slate Company (Festiniog, via Carnarvon), (that is Evan Parry Jones).
Collection of six First Editions, all bound uniformely around 1850 and all in their original state. A stunning set with nearly all of the books in their First state of First Edition printing and with all plates complete. The collection includes: Bleak House / Little Dorrit / Nicholas Nickleby / Martin Chuzzlewit / Dombey and Son / David Copperfield. A very rare occasion in which a contemporary 19th-century lover of Dickens' Literature had all Novels in their first edition bound to his/her liking. The mid-19th-century bindings beautiful in their simplicity and uniform style.
London, Chapman and Hall, 1839 – 1857. Octavo. Hardcover / Mid-19th-century Half-Leather with gilt lettering on spine. Original marbled endpapers. Very good condition with only few layers and illustrations loosened and the usual tanning to the illustrations. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. [The David Copperfield Volume has a defect (see detailed description below)]. Perfect collection of first editions to start a Dickens-Collection in contemporary, 19th-century bindings.
L'amorosa fiammetta di M. Giovanni Boccaccio, di Nuovo Corretta et Ristampata, con La Tavola et le Postille delle cose Piu Notabili.
Venetia, Appresso I Gioliti, 1584. 9.5 cm x 15.4 cm. 107,  pages including illustrated titlepage with Giolito’s printer mark and Giolito’s stunning colophon of Phoenix rising from the ashes and the Motto: “Semper eadem” (″Always the same”). Hardcover in custom – made solanderbox. Recently rebound in half-leather with marbled paper-covered-boards. The bookblock in very good condition with some minor, contemporary inkstains. Name of preowner “Exlibris Bernard Rielliae [″Bernard Reilly”] in contemporary ink (16th or 17th century entry). Small lesion to titlepage and first three pages only. Very faint, faded dampstain to the outer margins of a few pages.
The Ancient and Present State of Youghall [sic] [Youghal] - Containing a Natural Civil, Ecclesiastical and Topographical History thereof. To which are added, a Description of the Towns, Villages, Churches, in the Baronies of Imokilly, and Kilnatalloon. With an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Blackwater, Gentleman's Seats &c.
Original / First Edition. Youghal, Thomas Lord, 1784. Small Octavo (9,5 cm x 16 cm). , 128 (of 130) pages with pages 122/123 missing. Siimple Hardcover of the time (stitched board). Poor condition with some stronger signs of wear. Corners of the textblock were cleanly cut with no or only very few signs of textloss. Some pages loosened. Name of preowner Thomas Ryan of Castlemartyr in ink verso the titlepage.
Travels in Arabia Deserta. With an Introduction by T. E. Lawrence. [Patrick Leigh Fermor's personal copy] / [Also including all three Volumes of his autobiographical journey (one of them signed), on foot across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople in the years 1933 - 1934].
Second Impression of the ‘New and definitive Edition’. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Jonathan Cape, 1943. 20 cm x 26 cm. Volume I: Frontispice- Portrait of Doughty, 674 pages. Volume II: 696 pages. With both Volumes including each the beautiful large colour-fold-out-map in the rear showing “North Western Arabia and Negd”. Hardcover / Publisher’s original buckram with gilt lettering on spine and original dustjackets in protective collector’s Mylar. Deckled fore- and tail-edges. Coloured top edges. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Dustjackets slightly stained and price-clipped. Interior is bright and clean. Patrick Leigh Fermor’s personal copy with his name in ink on the endpaper of Volume II: “Patrick Leigh Fermor. London, July 1945.”. Leigh Fermor obviously rewarded himself with the purchase of Doughty’s masterpiece directly after World War Two. Stunning item, manifesting Doughty’s heavy influence on Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Travel writing. The set includes also three first editions in original dustjackets, of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s famous Travel writings: A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water [SIGNED], The Broken Road (with the second book, “Between the Woods and the Water” signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor.
The Life of Catharine II. Empress of Russia. With Eleven Elegant Portraits, A View of the Fortress of Schlusselburg, and a correct Map of the Russian Empire.
The Fourth Edition, with Great Additions and a copious Index. Three Volumes (complete set with all portraits and illustrations and map). London, T.N.Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Quarto. Volume I: Frontispiece with two Portraits, XI, Large Folded Map of “The Russian Empire”, 520 pages and a full-page-engraving of Fortress Schlusselburg / Volume II: Frontispiece with five Portraits, VIII, 485 pages plus three pages of a Bookcatalogue of Publisher’s Longman & Rees / Volume III: Frontispiece with four Portraits, VIII, 563 pages plus five pages of a Bookcatalogue from Publisher’s Longman & Rees. Hardcover / Modern half-leather with marbled-paper-covered boards and new endpapers. All three Volumes have been beautifully rebound by our favourite bookbindery in Frankfurt / Germany. All Volumes are now in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
Interleaved edition with contemporary 19th century manuscript annotations and original drawings by Oxford - student Daniel Conner (Manch House, Dunmanway, Ireland) Aristotelous Technes Rhetorikes Biblia Tria - Aristotelis De Rhetorica Libri Tres. [Bound with: Aristotelous Peri Poietikes = Aristotelis De poetica Liber]. [With a Preface by Theodor Goulston (Gulston)].
Oxford, Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1805. Large Octavo. Pagination of De Rhetorica: XXXI, 237 pages / Pagination of De Poetica: XVII, 104 pages. Modern, recent, stunning half-leather-binding by our bookbindery in Frankfurt / Germany, which included the whole bookblock and endpapers with pastedown. New marbled-paper-pastedown and endpapers and the original bookplate of Daniel Conner applied. In professional Collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.
The Town Officer [With Manuscript annotations, inserted annotations, a handwritten "Table, Exhibiting the Area of the Several States in Square Miles - "Free States" vs. "Slave States" and listing the difference in size of these two distinctions. The book also includes bound-in Ephemera: An Original Printed "Act Relating to the Banns for Marriage ...for the people called Friends or Quaker"]. A Digest of the Laws of Massachusetts in Relation to the Powers, Duties and Liabilities of Towns, and the Town Officers; With the Necessary Forms [Former copy of Lewis Bradford, Town Clerk of Plympton, Mass. ("Cost one dollar - January 29th, 1846")].
Worcester, Published by Warren Lazell, 1845. Octavo. IV, 392 pages. Original Hardcover with Collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Original annotations in ink and pencil by Lewis Bradford.
Collection of Four Rare Presentation Review Copies of Publisher Methuen & Co., with publisher's Ephemera (presentation-slip regarding the wish for Review and publication-date, as well as a booklet "The Library of Devotion") / The collection includes: 1. Intentions (4th Edition, 1909) / 2. Lady Windermere's Fan - A Play about a Good Woman (3rd Edition, 1909) / 3. An Ideal Husband (3rd Edition, 1909) / 4. The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People (3rd Edition, 1909).
4 Volumes. London, Methuen & Co., 1909. Small Octavo. Pagination: “Intentions”: 263 pages / “Lady Windermere’s Fan”: 157 pages / “An Ideal Husband”: 246 pages / “The Importance of Being Earnest”: 181 pages. Original Hardcover / Original, very decorative publisher’s cloth with bevelled edges and gilt lettering and ornament to spine and cover. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear and mild staining to bindings only.
Stories. With an introduction by John Guest.
London, Collins, 1964. 19cm. Frontispiece – Portrait of Wilde, 384 pages, including a Bibliography. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.
Okagami, the Great mirror. Fujiwara Michinaga (966-1027) and his Times - A study and translation. By Helen Craig McCullough.
Princeton, Princeton University Press, . X, 393 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of wear. This book was professionally bound in full cloth by our bookbindery (Diller in Frankfurt / Germany) and is now in unique, firm condition, with original dustjacket and protective Mylar. [Princeton library of Asian translations].
Seanchas Chléire. Conchobhar Ó Síothcháin a dheachtuigh. Ciarán Ó Síothcháin is Mícheál Ó Síothcháin do chuir i scríbhinn. [Edited by Donnchadh Ó Floinn. With a portrait of the author and a map of Cape Clear Island.]
4th impression of the first edition from 1940. Baile Átha Cliath, Oifig an tSoláthair, 1977. Octavo. 170 pages. Hardcover. Extremely Rare Publication in any edition ! Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of preowner on endpaper.
A Papist Mis-represented and Represented Or, A two-fold character of Popery. The one containing a sum of the superstitions, idolatries, cruelties, treacheries and wicked principles of that popery which hath disturbed this nation above 200 years; filled it with fears and jealousies, and deserves the hatred of all good Christians. / The other laying open that Popery, which the papists own and prosess; with the chief articles of their faith, and some of the principal grounds and reasons, which hold them in that religion. By Mr. John Gother. To which is prefixed, The Life of the Author.
Dublin, Printed by Peter Hoey, at the Mercury, 1792. Small – Octavo (12 cm x 19,6 cm). 219, ,  pages. Hardcover / Modern, recent, very decorative half leather with marbled-paper-covered boards and new endpapers. Gilt lettering on new spine-label. Protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. The paper with some staining and some annotations made in the mid 19th century in ink. Former owner was one Thomas Teeling from Wigan, with his ownership entry and a comment about a Mr.John Young having dated the book the first day of November, 1841 in Wgan, Lancashire. Longer entry by Mr. John Young in the rear of the book on two endpapers.
It Can't Happen Here [The Novel that tells you what will happen to your family if America gets a Dictator].
4th Reprint of the 1939 Edition (with the rare dustjacket). New York, Triangle Books, 1941. Octavo. 458 pages. Original publisher’s Hardcover with the rare, illustrated dustjacket, including the rear flap with the photograph of an idyllic american living-room secenery. In protective Mylar. From the private library of Walter Blake, with his personal stamp to the titlepage. In excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. The dustjacket extremely scarce in this condition.
A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes [sic] / [Barbados]. Illustrated with a Map of the Island [missing], as also the Principal Trees and Plants there, set forth in their due Proportions and Shapes, drawn out by their several and respective Scales. Together with the Ingenio that makes the Sugar, with the Plots of the several Houses, Rooms, and other places, that are used in the whole process of Sugar-making; viz. the Grinding-house, Still-house, and Furnaces; All cut in Copper.
[Second Edition]. London, Printed, and are to be sold by Peter Parker, at his Shop at the Leg and Star over against the Royal Exchange, and Thomas Guy at the corner Shop of Little Lumbard-street and Cornhill, 1673. Small-Folio (19 cm x 29 cm). [II], 122 pages plus an unnumbered Index-page (bound, according to instructions for the bookbinder after page 84), lacking the Fold-out-Map of Barbados but including all six illustrations of Plants, as well as the three diagrams of Houses and Production-Rooms for Sugar. 19th-century Hardcover (half-leather with gilt lettering on spine). Condition of Binding: Very good condition with only minor signs of wear to the binding / Condition of bookblock: Original, front free endpaper was preserved and bound in. Rear endpaper missing. The original endpaper includes two historical ownership-signatures in ink (c.17th or early 18th century) as well as several annotations in ink and pencil. The previous owners seem to have been one Richard Gardner and there is an additional notation verso which reads: “E[x] Libris Richmondi Garnays [or Garneys]”. Some ink-annotations or corrections throughout the book. Signs of old bookworm – damage and very few abrasions due to fire-sparks (few pages effected only). Some plates with professional repairs, some tears. Some professional paper-repairs and re-enforcements to title-page and Content-Page. All the described flaws sound worse than they really appear. All plant-plates in strong impresion. A scarce publication ! From the library of Rev. William Andrew Lamb, Kilcoleman Park, County Cork.
Greenhouse Ferns and Romance of Plant Life.
Second Edition. London, Jarrold & Sons, (1898). Octavo. Frontispiece, 148 pages plus 12 unnumbered pages of advertising. Front pastedown and endpaper are also filled with advertising. Hardcover / Original, very decoratively illustrated publisher’s cloth with gilt ornament. Very good condition with some signs of external wear.
Cary's New Itinerary: Or an Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads, Both Direct and Cross throughout England and Wales: With Many of the Principal Roads in Scotland. From an Actual Admeasurement by John Cary: Made by Command of his Majesty's Postmaster General for official purposes: Under the Direction and Inspection of Thomas Hasker Esq., Surveyor and Superintendant of the Mail Coaches. [Including an advertising for Cary's New Celestial and Terrestrial Globes (with Illustrations of Globes)]. [Subtitle:] This work shows the immediate Route from the Metropolis [London] to all parts of England and Wales: And from Town to Town in every direction, distinguishing also the Cities, Market, Borough and Corporate Towns: And those at which the Assizes are held and gives the time of the Mails, Arrival and Departure from each, Describes the Line of the Navigable Canals and the Course of the Rivers passed over, The Number of Houses and Inhabitants contained in each Town, And those Inns which supply Post Horses and Carriages. Also The Inn's throughout the Metropolis [London] from which the Mail and Stagecoaches go, their time of departure & the Route they seveerally take. The Noblemen and Gentlemen's Seats situate near the Roads, A List of the Packet Boats and their time of sailing. Copious Indexes. Maps of the Lot Wight Environs of London, Bath, Brighton, Margate & Cheltenham & a Large Map of England and Wales peculiarly adapted to the Work. - [An Advertisement juxtaposed to the titlepage reads: "This Edition contains the Routes to upwards of Nine Thousand Places, which have never been given in any work of a similar Description; being a complete Directory to every Parish situate out of the Line of the Direct and Cross Roads throughout England and Wales"].
Seventh Edition, with Improvements [complete with all maps as called for]. London, Printed for J. Cary, 1817. Octavo. Pagination: , 647 pages plus 7 maps / Detailed pagination see here: , Title, Large Folding Map, , 6 folded Maps,  pages. Modern, recent Hardcover / Very decorative half-leather with marbled-paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering on new sppine-label. New endpapers. Protective Mylar. Only the large folding map with a inor tear (one part of the map deliberately bound separate (geniously folding out to meet th erest of the map). Interior text and maps all in excellent, unusually clean condition !!
Fontes Christiani - Reihe 3 / [Dritte Reihe] - 26 Bände komplett in 45 Teilbänden (komplett wie bisher erschienen) 26 Titles in 45 Volumes (complete set of the third installation of Fontes Christiani) / Zweisprachige Neuausgabe christlicher Quellentexte aus Altertum und Mittelalter. Die Fontes Christiani bietet in jedem Band den originalsprachlichen Text und stellt ihm eine neue Übersetzung in die deutsche Sprache gegenüber. Eine Einleitung, die den aktuellen Forschungsstand wiedergibt, Anmerkungen und ein Register erschließen den Zugang zu dem einzelnen Werk. [Bilingual new edition of Christian source texts from antiquity and the Middle Ages. In each volume, Fontes Christiani offers the text in the original language and contrasts it with a new translation into the German Language. An introduction that reflects the current state of research, notes and an index provide access to the individual work.]
Bilingual (Latin – German / Greek – German). 45 Bände. Turnhout [Belgium], Brepols, 2002 – 2011. Octavo. c. 14000 Seiten / [Approximately 14000 pages]. Original Hardcover. Very good, actually close to new condition condition with only absolutely minor signs of wear. The collection comes from the library of philosopher Philipp W. Rosemann and each Volume bears his blindstamp to the half-title.
The History of the Arts and Sciences of Antients [with all 52 plates complete] - Under the following Heads : In Three Volumes. Volume I: Agriculture, Commerce, Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music, the Art Military / Volume II: Art Military, Grammar, Philology, Rhetoric, Poetry / Volume III: Poetry, History, Eloquence, Philosophy, Civil Law, Metaphysics and Physics, Physic, Botany, Chymistry [Chemistry], Anatomy, Mathematics, Geometry, Astronomy, Arithmetic, Geography and Navigation. By Mr. Rollin, Late Principal of the University of Paris, Professor of Eloquence in the Royal College and Member of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres. Translated from the French. The Second Edition. Illustrated with Fifty-two  Copper Plates, representing the Civil and Military Architecture of the Antients, their Temples, Machines, Engines of War, Painting, &c.
3 Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for J. and F. Rivington, 1768. Octavo. Volume I: , 374 pages with 12 plates (as called for) / Volume II: , 360 pages with 40 plates (as called for) [pages 71 – 74 and the two plates these two pages are holding, loosely inserted], [Plate on page 104 loosely inserted] / Volume III: , 516 pages including a thorough Index. Hardcover / Original 18th century full leather with gilt lettering and ornament to spines of all three Volumes. All Volumes in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. All Volumes firm and all plates complete and in really excellent condition and strong imprints. All plates folded beautifully without tears ! From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown. Rare in this complete and excellent condition. It is common to find this work with plates missing which makes this complete set extremely scarce.
The Works of the Right Honorable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - Including Her Correspondence, Poems, and Essays. Published by Permission from Her Genuine Papers. [Including a Facsimile - "Extract from a letter written by Lady Montagu Wortleyfrom Belgrade to Mr. Wortley at Pera, describing the effects of inoculation for the Small Pox"].
First Edition. In Five Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for Richard Phillips, 1803. Small Octavo. Volume I: Portrait-Frontispiece of Lady Montagu by Sir Godfrey Kneller, V,309,  pages with 11 illustrations/folded facsimiles (including frontispiece) / Volume II: XI, 339 pages / Volume III: 288 pages / Volume IV: 326 pages / Volume V: 292 pages plus 36 unnumbered pages of an Index. Hardcover / Original, very decorative full leather-bindings of the early 19th century with original spine-labels and gilt lettering on spine. Besides some minor rubbing and some minor discoloration to the spines from white paint, the complete set is in firm and overall very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Previous owner’s name in ink on
Samuel Beckett - photographed in Room 604 at The Hyde Park Hotel in London, 1980. [Artist Proof] !
Rare, modern print of the 1989 Original / Vintage Photograph on archival paper. London, c. 2010. Titled and signed by John Minihan. From his personal Archive. Marked as A/P (Artist Proof) by John Minihan. Beautifully framed.
Francis Bacon in London in 1985 on the steps of the Tate Gallery during his second Retrospective [his friends Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller in the background].
Rare, modern print of the 1989 Original / Vintage Photograph on archival paper. London, c. 2010. Titled and signed by John Minihan. From his personal Archive. Beautifully framed.
Jazz in LA. With texts by Herb Geller / Bob Willoughby / Mike Zwerin. Edited and compiled by Ingo Wulff.
[No.158 of only 200 Signed copies of the rare, Limited Edition]. Kiel, Nieswand Verlag, 1990. Large Folio (48 cm x 34.5 cm). 17 full-page-photographs on heavy archival paper. With a hidden chapter in the rear: “Bob Willoughby’s favourite Tunes”. Original Hardcover (spine comprises of a brass tube). Excellent condition with minor signs of exceptional condition. The publication was very successful and experienced a second, revised edition which was not signed. This first, limited edition, signed by the groundbreaking jazz-photographer Bob Willoughby, is exceedingly scarce and should not be mistaken for the “normal” edition, which looks the same but is not signed and limited.
Original photograph of Seamus Heaney at his 70th birthday in his home in Dublin, in the year 2009 / Titled and Signed by John Minihan in 2014 / The vintage photograph is here framed together with the original commemoration Stamp and signed First Day Cover of Anpost [The photograph was used as a Template for the creation of the Anpost Stamp in 2014].
Vintage Photograph on archival paper / Vintage First Day Cover with extra signature by John Minihan. Dublin, 2014. Image of the Photograph: 16 cm x 24 cm / First Day Cover: 18 cm x 12 cm. Overall Framed Size: 79 cm wide x 53,5 cm high. From the personal library of irish photographer John Minihan. Titled and signed by John Minihan. Beautifully framed (see multiple images on our website). Our company knows of an edition of four photographs and signed First Day Covers, which we bought from John Minihan in 2014 and which he signed in 2014. Later, signed First Day Covers are circulating and we have some of those in our archive for sale. But since John Minihan has sold the rights to most of his iconic images to UCC in Cork, none of the photographs are reprinted by the photographer and that makes this combination of the signed Seamus Heaney photograph, combined with the First Day Cover, signed actually on August 28th of 2014, very scarce. We have an edition of 3 (three) left. One is part of the “John Minihan Photography Collection”, which we are selling on our website (see under “Libraries & Collections”) and two are for sale on the free international market. The here offered, beautifully framed version, is one of these two. The price includes free international shipping per UPS Courier !
The Imperial Review ; or London and Dublin Literary Journal [From 1805 on called "The Imperial Review or London, Edinburgh and Dublin Literary Journal"].
First and only Edition. Five Volumes. London, Printed by Luke Hansard, for T.Cadell and W. Davies, in The Strand, also for J.Archer, J. Cooke (Ormond Quay); and M.N.Mahon (Grafton Street, Dublin); A. Edwards (Cork Printer); J. Barry (Limerick) and W. Magee (Belfast), 1804 – 1805. Octavo. Two Annuals (complete for the Year 1804 and 1805) of this Rare Periodical, bound in five Volumes. Year 1804: Volume the First: (January to April, 1804) XII, 654 pages including Index / Volume the Second: (May to August, 1804) VIII, 639 pages including Index / Volume the Third: (September to December, 1804) VIII, 628 pages including Index // Year 1805: Volume the Fourth [Titlepage missing] (January to June, 1805): VII, 733 pages including Index / Volume the Fifth (July to December, 1805): VII, 706 pages including Index. Original Hardcover with new spinelabels. All Volumes in collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Provenance: From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown. Minor browning only. Titlepage of Volume four missing, otherwise complete and the interior in excellent condition. A very rare find, this is one of the more elusive periodicals of the early 19th century, printed just after the Act of Union in 1800 was established and printed by english printer Luke Hansard for publishers and printers in London, Dublin and Cork.
De Veritate Religionis Christianæ [Christianae]. Cum Notulis Joannis Clerici ; Accesserunt Ejusdem de Eligenda inter Christianos Dissentientes Sententia, et Contra Indifferentiam Religionum Libri Duo.
Editio Novissima, ex Collatione Optimorum Exemplarium Emendata. London, F. Wingrave, 1804. Small Octavo. XVI, 315 pages. Hardcover / Modern half leather with marbled-paper-covered boards and new endpapers. Recently rebound by our favourite bookbindery in Germany. The Volume is now in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
An Account Of Ireland, Statistical And Political [Volume Two (of 2)] / [With chapters on Irish Peerage and Inland Fisheries in Ireland (Eels / White Fisheries / Herring Fishery etc.)].
First and only Edition. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1812. Quarto (24 cm x 29 cm). 838 pages plus Index with Tables [e.g.: “Table of Religious Sects” (in Ireland) / Table with Prices from 1790 to 1802 (taken from County-Surveys)]. Hardcover / Original Publisher’s half – cloth. In protective Mylar. Binding with stronger signs of wear, but professionally restored with new pastedowns and endpapers.
The Pattern of Catechistical Doctrine at large; or, A learned and pious Exposition of the Ten Commandments. With an introduction, containing the use and benefit of catechizing, the generall grounds of Religion, and the truth of Christian religion in particular, proved against Atheists, Pagans, Jews and Turks. The Third Edition, corrected and perfected, according to the Authors own Copy and thereby purged from many thousands of Errors, Defects, and Corruptions, which were in arude imperfect Draught formerly Published, as appears in the Preface to the Reader.
London, Printed for M.G. and are to be sold by George Swinnock, at the Crane in Cheap-side, 1675. Folio (20 cm wide x 29,5 cm high). [XIV], 530 pages. Original Hardcover (full 17th century leather) with recently renewed spinelabel. In protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Original pastedowns were saved but new pastedowns and endpapers were renewed. Manuscript entry of preowner “William Meade” on rear endpaper: “Ex Libris Guilliellmi Meade”. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle).
The Seven Lamps of Architecture. With Illustrations, Drawn by the Author [and engraved by R.P.Cuff (that is Richard Parminter Cuff)].
New Edition. Sunnyside / Orpington (Kent), George Allen [& Chiswick Press – Charles Whittingham], 1880. Quarto (21 cm wide x 28 cm high). Frontispiece, XII, [III], 222 pages with 14 full – page engravings (including the original tissue-guards for 13 of them. Hardcover / Modern half leather with marbled-paper-covered-boards and new endpapers. The Volume now in protective Mylar. This stunning, second edition from 1880, with deckled edges and fantastic paper from Chiswick Press, was not only approved by Ruskin by admired for its execution by George Allen and even more so by the artist Richard Parminter Cuff. Ruskin praises the work of both men in his Preface. Only very few signs of staining. Overall the best version of this book we have ever handled. The new binding, by our favourite bookbindery in Frankfurt/Germany, is now allowing for handling the book without fear, for generations to come. An important Masterpiece of Art History.
Elenchus Motuum nuperorum in Anglia; Simul ac Iuris Regii et Parlamentarii Brevis Enarratio.
First Edition. Lutetia Parisorum (Paris), 1649. Duodecimo (8,4 cm wide x 13,2 cm high). [V], 228 pages. Hardcover / Modern, recent full leather withnew endpapers. The Volume was beautifully rebound and is now housed in a bespoke made solanderbox. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.
The Whole Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus - The Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian and celebrated Warrior : Translated from the original Greek according to Havercamp's Accurate Edition. Containing: I. Twenty Books of the Jewish Antiquities, with the Life of Josephus, written by himself / II. Seven Books of the Jewish War / III. Two Books against Apion / IV. An Extract out of Josephus' hortation to the Greeks, concerning Hades and the Resurrection of the Dead. Together with Large Notes, Proper Observations and an Index To Which are Added Three Dissertations concerning: I. The Testimonies of Josephus vindicated / II. God's command to Abraham to offer up Isaac, his Son, for a Sacrifice / III. Tacitus' Accounts of the Origin of the Jewish Nation and of the Particulars of the last Jewish War. With a complete Table of the Jewish Coins, Weights and Measures. By William Whiston, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Cambridge.
First Edition. In Four Volumes (complete set). Glasgow, Printed by Edward Khull & Co., 1814. Slim – Octavo. Pagination: Volume I: Frontispiece-Portrait of Josephus, VI, 469 pages including the large fold-out-map of Egypt (complete but with a tear), including the large fold-out-plan showing “Mount Tabor”, “Mount Horeb”, Mount Carmel and “The Hill of Moses”, including the large fold-out-map “Journies of the Israelites thro’ the Wilderness”, including the large fold-out-map of “The Holy Land”, including a large fold-out-plan of “An Exact Reoresentation of King Slolomon’s Temple” (with minor tear) / Volume II: 427 pages / Volume III: 440 pages including the large fold-out-plan of “Ancient Jerusalem” / Volume IV: 460 pages. Hardcover / Original half-leather of the early 19th century with all original spine-labels intact. Minor dampstain to a few pages and some minr foxing throughout only. Volume one starting at the spine but all Volumes still firm. Tear to endpaper of Volume one. Very good condition overall with only minor signs of wear. Names of different 19th century – pre-owners (″William S. Davis – Aug. 18, 1846” / “Henry Stuart”). Very rare set which seldom appears on the market !
[On the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews] De Sacra Poesi Hebræorum : Prælectiones Academicæ Oxonii habitæ a Roberto Lowth, et poeticæ publico prælectores; nunc episcopo oxoniensii. Subjicitur Metricæ Harianæ brevis confutatio: et Oratio Crewiana.
Editio Tertia, emendatior. Oxonii, E Typographeo Clarendoniano [Imprimatur, J. Browne, Vice-Can. Oxon], 1775. 13 cm x 22 cm. (8), 515 pages plus 11 pages Index and Errata. Original Hardcover / Beautiful 18th century calf with gilt lettering and ornament to spine and the wonderful original marbled endpapers. With the original spinelabel. Very good condition with only very minor signs of external wear. This edition printed on excellent paper with no foxing !
The Elements of Universal Erudition - Containing An Analytical Abridgment of the Sciences, Polite Arts, and Belles Lettres. Translated from the last Edition printed at Berlin by W[illiam] Hooper. [With the printed Dedication "To His Royal Highness, George, Prince of Wales"].
Three Volumes (complete set). London, Printed by G.Scott for J.Robson Bookseller in New-Bond Street and B. Law in Ave-Mary Lane, 1770. Octavo. Volume I: XV, 445 pages / Volume II: II, 433 pages plus two pages of an advertising of Books printed for J.Robson plus a large Fold-out- Illustration of musical scores / Volume III: II, 444 pages. Hardcover / Original 18th century full-leather with original spine-labels and gilt elemnts on spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
Aristotelous Politika Kai Oikonomika - Aristotelis Politica et Oeconomica ex editione Friderici Sylburgii - Cum Versione Latina Dionysii Lambini Et Synopsi Analytica Gul. Du Vallii. [Including "De Republica"].
Two Volumes (complete set). Oxonii [Oxford], E Typographeo Clarendoniano [Clarendon Press], 1810. Octavo. Volume I: , CXI, 373 pages / Volume II: , [continued pagination from Volume I: pages 377 – 757 including a thorough Index]. Hardcover / Original early 19th century full leather with decorative spine. Some rubbing to the beautiful bindings but overall in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to the pastedown of both Volumes.
Aristotle's Ethics and Politics - Comprising Practical Philosophy, Translated from the Greek : Illustrated by Introductions and Notes; The Critical History of his Life; and a New Analysis of his speculative Works; by John Gillies, Historiographer to his Majesty for Scotland.
The Third Edition. In Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for T.Cadell and W.Davies, 1813. Octavo. Volume I: XVI, 547 pages / Volume II: VII, 510 pages. Hardcover / Original early 19th century full leather with decorative spine. Faded dampstain to Volume One. Some pages of both Volumes a little dusty. Some rubbing to the beautiful bindings but overall in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to the pastedown of both Volumes.
Fingal, An Ancient Epic Poem in Six Books : Together with several other Poems, composed by Ossian the Son of Fingal. Translated from the Gallic [Gaelic] Language by James MacPherson.
First Edition. Dublin, Printed for Richard Fitzsimons in High-Street, 1762. Small Octavo. , XX, 304 pages. Hardcover / Original 18th century full leather with original spine-label. Binding slightly rubbed but in firm condition. Some very minor paper-defects to endpaper. Overall in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of one “John Courtenay”, with his name in ink on the titlepage. This is possibly John Courtenay (22 August 1738 – 24 March 1816), who was an Irish officer in the British Army, later becing a politician in England. He was a Whig member of Parliament (MP) at Westminster from 1780 to 1807, and again in 1812. (Wikipedia)
Carmina Homerica - Volumen Prius: Ilias / Volumen Altertum: Odyssea [Odyssey].
Bonn, Apud Adolphum Marcum, 1858. Octavo. VI, 594 pages / 480 pages. Hardcover / Original, 19th century half-vellum with marbled-paper-covered boards. Bookseller-Sticker of William McGee (College Bookseller – 18 Nassau Street – Dublin) to the pastedowns of both Volumes. Both bindings with staining and wear. The Odyssey – Volume with minor split to lower spine. Interior in excellent condition besides an occasional appearance of a fainted dampstain.
Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman conquest. Now first published from official records and other authentic documents, private as well as public. A new edition, revised and greatly augmented, embellished with Portraits of every Queen.
8 Volumes (complete set). London, Colburn & Co., 1851. Octavo. Volume I: Frontispiece-Portrait of Agnes Strickland and engraved titlepage, XXII, 614 pages with 15 illustrations (including Froontispiece and Vignette on Title) / Volume II: Frontispiece-Portrait of Isabella of Valois, engraved titlepage, VIII, 704 pages with 16 illustrations (including Frontispiece and Vignette on Title) / Volume III: Frontispiece-Portrait of Jane Seymour, engraved titlepage, , 588 pages with 10 illustrations (including Frontispiece and Vignette on Title) / Volume IV: Frontispiece-Portrait of Queen Elizabeth, engraved titlepage, , 790 pages with 4 illustrations (including Frontispiece and Vignette on Title) / Volume V: Frontispiece-Portrait of Anne of Denmark, engraved titlepage, , 703 pages with 8 illustrations (including Frontispiece and Vignette on Title) / Volume VI: Frontispiece-Portrait of Mary of Modena, engraved titlepage, , 672 pages with 5 illustrations (including Frontispiece and Vignette on Title) / Volume VII: Frontispiece-Portrait of Mary II when Princess of Orange, engraved titlepage, , 466 pages with 4 illustrations (including Frontispiece and Vignette on Title) / Volume VIII: Frontispiece-Portrait of Queen Anne, engraved titlepage, , 556 pages with 3 illustrations (including Frontispiece and Vignette on Title) // Original, very decorative half-leather bindings with gilt lettering and ornaments on spines, marbled-paper-covered-boards and marbled edges. Excellent, firm condition with only minor signs of wear. The set comes frm the private library of Major General Cosmo Alexander Richard Nevill, with his armorial bookplate / Ex Libris to the pastedown of each Volume, bearing his family-motto: “Ne Vile Velis” [″Wish for nothing Vile”].
Ellen, The Teacher - A Tale for Youth.
A New Edition. London, John Harris, c.1840. Duodecimo. Frontispiece, 185 pages plus two unnumbered pages of a catalogue of books published by Barbara Hofland [″The following Works, written by the same AUthor, may be had of the Publisher”]. Hardcover / Original half-leather of the time with gilt lettering on spine. Binding rubbed and corners bumped strongly. Binding very firm and fully intact. Some browning and pencil – marks inside. Very Rare publication by one of the most successful female authors of children’s books, educational and moral stories in the early 19th century.