DELEYNE, Alexandre (ed.)

Analyse de la Philosophie du Chancelier Francois Bacon.

(with)

La Vie du Chancelier.

Amsterdam, Artskée & Merkus, 1755.

£275

3 volumes, 8vo. (I & II Analyse, III Vie). pp (iii) 2-411 (i), (iii) 2-347 (i), (iii) 2-308. Roman letter, separate title page to each volume with ex libris of L Délibébguray (?) partially inked over, woodcut ornament and initial at beginning of each volume. In contemporary catspaw French calf, spines gilt, morocco labels, couple of joints cracked, marbled edges and eps.

First edition of the Analyse, by Alexandre Delene, and first French edition of the vie, written by David Mallet and translated by Pouillot (see Barbier).

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WALTON, Izaak

The Complete Angler…

London, Henry Kent Causton, 1851.

£450

Small 8vo pp. 418. With 13 full-page engravings on copper by Ths. Cook and John Pye after Wale and Nash and 72 neat, but anonymous vignettes engraved on wood. Publisher’s blue blind-stamped cloth. A nice edition in very good condition. Lowndes 2829.

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TURNER, Joseph Mallord William

Turner and Girtin’s Picturesque Views Sixty Years Since. Ed. by Thomas Miller.

London, J. Hogarth, 1854.

£200

Imperial 8vo [lx] 164+ 30 engravings on copper. Rawlinson,vol I 1-15a, reprint A. The first re-printing ( = 3rd state) of Turner’s and Thomas Girtin’s thirty contributions to the “Copper-Plate Magazine” (1794-98), the 2nd states of which appeared in the “Itinerant” (1798). Thomas Miller in his preface describes the recovery of the original plates and the efforts required to clean and prepare the plates for this 1854 edition. In 1873 a second re-printed was undertaken (= 4th state; Rawlinson, Reprint B), but the results were poor. Publisher’s red, half-morocco with gilt back, minimal browning to plate edges, boards slightly discoloured in places. Includes important, early biographies of both artists. The full page views are the earliest engravings after Turner and Girtin. The book is “worth having” (Muir p. 81), a nice copy. Lowndes 2724. Brunet V 980.

TRUSLER, John

The Works of Mr. Hogarth Moralized.

£150

London, J. Goodwin [N.D. but paper watermarked 1824]. 4to pp. [xv] 287. With 76 engravings in the text by Corbould and Dent; printed borders on each page framing the text matter. Printed on Whatman’s heavy wove paper watermarked “J. Whatman, Turkey Mill, 1825”. In modern cloth, engraved t.p. and frontispiece portrait of the artist. A nice and clean copy. Not in Lowndes.

THOMSON, James

The Works of Mr. Thomson…

London, printed for A. Miller, 1738.

£175

8vo in 2 vols (The 2nd vol t.p. has the added lines: “With Alterations and Additions”) pp. 277 [viii] 75 [v]; [viii] 238 [vii] 71 [i]. Contemporary calf, rebacked, slight waterstain to the t.p. in vol. 1, in good condition with clean sharp impression of the plates. Volume 2 incorporates the first edition of Agamemnon: British Library only has vol I. (according to CHEL, X p. 447). This is the first collected edition with uniform t.p. of the two volumes. With 5 engravings on copper in volume 1, executed by Fourdrinier after W. Kent. Fourdrinier’s designs first appeared in 4to-size in the 1730 edition of Thomson’s works. A 1744 edition is mistakenly regarded as their first 8vo size appearance (Hammelmann p. 58). Lowndes 2670.

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THOMSON, James

The Season…

London, printed for John Sharpe…by Charles Whittingham, Chiswick, 1824.

£200

Tall 12mo pp. 215. Dedication from one young girl to another neatly calligraphed on flyleaf. Publisher’s presentation binding in full, Prussian blue calf with gilt back and border decoration and blind-stamped neo-classic motif on both boards; marbled endpapers and edges. “Sharpe’s Edition” with engraved t.p. and 4 other engravings on copper, all dated “1819”, by Heath after Westall. An interesting and very charming Regency book and binding in perfect condition.

TAYLOR, Isaac

 

The Mine, or Subterranean Wonders.

London, Grant and Griffith, [1845].

£125

Large 16mo (5.5 x 4.5 inches) pp 252 [xxxii – advertisements]. Lowndes 2582. Publisher’s decorated red cloth. Bookplate (“la Baronne Barbe de Plessen, nee Princesse Gagarine”). Intended to give information to children about the techniques, practices and benefits of mining. The many illustrations convey to present day readers a vivid picture of the hard and cruel conditions for women and children coal bearers, whereas the text is an unconditioned eulogy on Industrialism. The Russian Princess Gagarine was married to the Danish ambassador von Plessen to the Court of St. Petersburg. A fine copy.

SOMERVILLE, William

 

The Chase; a Poem.

London, printed by William Bulmer and Co. 1802. [Half title idem, but] Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand, 1804.

£250

Square 8vo. p [vii] [vii-xxiii] 6 6-105 [i]. Full calf binding. This is the 2nd issue of the 8vo edition (1802) with Wooden engravings by Thomas Bewick after the designs of his brother John Bewick. The most uncommon of the two 8vo issues, which followed the 4to edition of 1796. The vignettes in this pendant to the “Poems of Goldsmith and Parnell” (8vo edition in 1804) are usually thought to be among the best work executed by Thomas Bewick. Nice, clean copy with fine sharp impressions of the engravings.

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RUSKIN, John

Pre-Raphaelitism.

London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1851.

£1350

8vo pp 68 (i). Bound, uncut with original light blue paper covers in modern, blue half morocco with marbled boards by Lars Sandgreen of Copenhagen in 1974. First edition of this early treatise in defence of the so-called Pre-Raphaelites – in Ruskin’s terms surprisingly also including William Turner, his everlasting idol in painting.

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ROGERS, Samuel

 

 

Poems

London printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and E. Moxon, Dover-Street 1834

£275

Crown 8vo pp. 296. Full, green crushed morocco, unsigned but definitely by Hayday (Ramsden, p. 78); except of the Roman urn on the sides identical with the copy of Italy (above) and with a copy of the Poems in the Danish Royal Library (press mark 75ii-156) signed “Bound by Hayday.” With 72 engraved vignettes after designs by J.M.W. Turner and Thos. Stothard, the majority after Turner.

Unquestionably the most famous and frequently praised book illustrated with steel engravings. Turner’s illustrations are “vignettes, a form of art which Turner understood better than any artist ever did before, perhaps we might add, since. The ‘Alps at Daybreak,’ ‘Columbus Discovering Land,’ and ‘Datur Hora Queti’ may be given as examples of the finest” (Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition). “Of outstanding beauty and importance” (Muir p. 71).

Unfoxed copies are uncommon, and finely bound copies of the first edition in that condition are rare. A fine copy.

Rawlinson p. 373-405.

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