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  • CUALA PRESS. Pressmarks and Devices Used at the Dun Emer Press and the Cuala Press.

    Dalkey, Co. Dublin : The Cuala Press 1977. 750 copies printed.
    8vo. Orig. printed wrappers, stabstitched with red thread.

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  • De Laudimiis Tractatus Auctorum, Qui Hactenus in ea Commentarios Conscripserunt, Nova hac Editione, Non Solum Mendis Expurgati, Et Politioribus Redditi Caracteribus, Sed Etiam Utilibus Notis Exornati, Et de Manuscriptis Principue Francisci Solsonae Nitori Pristino Restituti... by SOLSONA, Francisco editor
    SOLSONA, Francisco editor
    De Laudimiis Tractatus Auctorum, Qui Hactenus in ea Commentarios Conscripserunt, Nova hac Editione, Non Solum Mendis Expurgati, Et Politioribus Redditi Caracteribus, Sed Etiam Utilibus Notis Exornati, Et de Manuscriptis Principue Francisci Solsonae Nitori Pristino Restituti...

    Turin : Apud HH. Io. Dominici Tarini. 1629. Folio, Title-page in red and black with large engraved printer’s(?) device, [xii]pp, 288 leaves, [48]pp, double column, cont. vellum, yapp edges, short split to front hinge, small piece at upper corner of spine lacking, otherwise sound.
    This is a collection of tracts on canon, Roman, and civil law by Amadeus a Ponte, Antonius Faber, Bertrandus Argentreus, Camillus Borellus, Carlus Antonius Blancardus, Franciscus Solsona, Hartmannus Pistor and Maurus Burgius. The editor, Solsona, was a professor of law in Barcelona.
    Reference: No copy in COPAC Only 1 copy in USA (UC Berkeley Law School)

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  • Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe by DE LA MARE, Walter, and REX WHISTLER illustrator
    DE LA MARE, Walter, and REX WHISTLER illustrator
    Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe

    London : Faber & Faber Ltd... 1930. Royal 8vo, 285 pp, engraved title, head- and tail-pieces by Rex Whistler, original cloth, top edge rough gilt, others uncut, slight watermark on rear cover.
    First and Deluxe Edition, limited to 650 copies, signed, with illustrations printed from the original copper plates

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  • Art of gilding leather
    Die Kunst das vergoldete und versilberte Leder zu verfertigen by FOUGEROUX DE BONDAROY, Auguste-Denis (1732-1787)
    FOUGEROUX DE BONDAROY, Auguste-Denis (1732-1787)
    Die Kunst das vergoldete und versilberte Leder zu verfertigen

    [Berlin : Rudiger, 1763]. 4to, 26 leaves, 2 fold. plates, divisional title-page only, later mottled brown paper wrappers.
    Extracted from “Schauplatz der Kunste und Handwerke”, Berlin, Leipzig, etc 1762 -1805, which was a German translation of the “Description des Arts et Metiers” published by the Academie des sciences, Paris 1761-89. The original French title was L’Art de travailler les cuirs dorés ou argentés (Art of gilding or silvering leather).
    This German translation was issued over more than forty years by a variety of publishers in, successively, Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Nurnberg, and again Berlin. It is very much rarer than the French original.

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  • The art of chamois-leather dressing
    Die Kunst des Weisgerbers(sic), welcher die Gemsen- und andere Felle mit Oehl(sic) bearbeitet by LALANDE, Joseph Jerome Le Francais de (1732-1807)
    LALANDE, Joseph Jerome Le Francais de (1732-1807)
    Die Kunst des Weisgerbers(sic), welcher die Gemsen- und andere Felle mit Oehl(sic) bearbeitet

    [Berlin : Rudiger, 1765]. 4to, 26 leaves, 4 fold. plates, divisional title-page only, later mottled brown paper wrappers.
    Extracted from “Schauplatz der Kunste und Handwerke”, Berlin, Leipzig, etc 1762 -1805, which was a German translation of the “Description des Arts et Metiers” published by the Academie des sciences, Paris 1761-89. The original French title was Chamoiseur (Chamois-leather dresser)
    This German translation was issued over more than forty years by a variety of publishers in, successively, Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Nurnberg, and again Berlin. It is very much rarer than the French original.

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  • Tanning
    Die Lohgerberkunst. by LALANDE, Joseph Jerome Le Francais de (1732-1807)
    LALANDE, Joseph Jerome Le Francais de (1732-1807)
    Die Lohgerberkunst.

    [Leipzig : Kanter 1766]. 4to, 78 leaves, 3 fold. plates, divisional title-page only, later mottled brown paper wrappers.
    Extracted from “Schauplatz der Kunste und Handwerke”, Berlin, Leipzig, etc 1762 -1805, which was a German translation of the “Description des Arts et Metiers” published by the Academie des sciences, Paris 1761-89. The original French title was Tanneur (Leather tanner)
    This German translation was issued over more than forty years by a variety of publishers in, successively, Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Nurnberg, and again Berlin. It is very much rarer than the French original.

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  • Andre Tron, Master of Venice
    [GODARD, Louis (1741-1825)]
    Discours Oratoire Contenant L’Eloge de son Excellence Monsieur le Chevalier Andre Tron... Elu a la Dignite de Procurateur de Saint Marc.

    Venice : Chez Charles Palese Imprimeur 1773. Small 4to, eng. port. by G. Zuliani after Naza: Nazzari, a8, b12, 39pp, 19c. half calf, marbled boards, worn but joints sound.
    Andre Tron , known to his contemporaries as “Il Paron”, Master of Venice
    Reference: Barbier v.1 col. 1021

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  • French pastoral poetry
    GENEST, Charles-Claude Abbé (1639-1719)
    Dissertations sur la Poësie Pastorale, ou de l’Idylle et de l’Eglogue. A Messieurs de l’Academie Francoise...

    Paris : Chez Jean Baptiste Coignard... 1707. First Edition
    12mo, eng. front., 9ff, 249, [3] pp, cont. calf, gilt spine, head and tail repaired, sound. Book-plate of Bibliotheque de Mouchy.
    Reference: Cioranescu 32737

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  • Eighteenth century birds in gouache
    Ducks, a Kingfisher, a Heron and other birds in a rural landscape. together with Peacocks, Macaws, Parrot, Turkey and Lapwing in a formal garden setting by HEFELE, J..... H...... (died c. 1710)
    HEFELE, J..... H...... (died c. 1710)
    Ducks, a Kingfisher, a Heron and other birds in a rural landscape. together with Peacocks, Macaws, Parrot, Turkey and Lapwing in a formal garden setting

    A pair of gouache drawings (170 x 215mm), on paper, each signed lower right “J Hefele”, framed (322 x 355)
    Little is known of the artist: he was German by birth but spent several years in England where he came as one of King William’s army. He died here about 1710.

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  • A very early issue of a Royalist Eikon
    Eikon Basilike (Greek letter). The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings. by [GAUDEN, John (1605-62)] formerly attributed to King Charles I
    [GAUDEN, John (1605-62)] formerly attributed to King Charles I
    Eikon Basilike (Greek letter). The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings.

    [London: Printed by John Grismond for Richard Royston] 1648 (i.e. 1649). First Edition, second issue
    Small 8vo, A4, (A3 mis-signed A4), B-S8, lacking last blank, lacking the folding frontispiece, 4-page Als from Edward Almack to Geo. C. Williamson tipped in at end and on a front fly a long note by Williamson recording that this copy was foundin an old house in Guildford, black morocco, gilt fillet borders, centre panel in gilt and blind with floral cornerpieces, spine with raised bands, gilt flowers in compartments, by Riviere signed on front turn-in, neatly rehinged, edges stained black, probably by the original binder.
    An oft-reprinted work, of which Madan lists 51 issues and editions appearing in 1648 and 1649,…

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    [London: Printed by John Grismond for Richard Royston] 1648 (i.e. 1649). First Edition, second issue
    Small 8vo, A4, (A3 mis-signed A4), B-S8, lacking last blank, lacking the folding frontispiece, 4-page Als from Edward Almack to Geo. C. Williamson tipped in at end and on a front fly a long note by Williamson recording that this copy was foundin an old house in Guildford, black morocco, gilt fillet borders, centre panel in gilt and blind with floral cornerpieces, spine with raised bands, gilt flowers in compartments, by Riviere signed on front turn-in, neatly rehinged, edges stained black, probably by the original binder.
    An oft-reprinted work, of which Madan lists 51 issues and editions appearing in 1648 and 1649, many of them by printers and publishers being hounded by the authorities and frequently arrested. The bibliography of the early issues is complicated; Edward Almack was the first to investigate them and he gave the present issue (without the names in the imprint) priority. He also claimed that the folding frontispiece was not issued with this edition, and the Pforzheimer Catalogue follows him in this - “... the engraved frontispiece by William Marshall which was intended for several of the later editions”. Madan finds otherwise; identifying this copy as first edition, second issue (it has the scambled pagination in sig. G) and stating that the engraved portrait should be present, although I note that, of the 11 copies he lists as known to him, no less than 4 are described as without the portrait. I have to admit however, that ideally, rare though all early issues undoubtedly are, this one should perhaps have the portrait to be absolutely complete.
    Reference: Wing E 268 Madan: New Bibliog. Eikon Basilike. 1b ESTC R18840
    Pforzheimer 171

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  • Only five copies located
    Elemens de Politesse et de Bienséance, ou la Civilité, qui se pratique parmi les honnêtes gens Avec un nouveau Traité sur L'Art de plaire dans la Conversation... by PREVOST, Mr.
    PREVOST, Mr.
    Elemens de Politesse et de Bienséance, ou la Civilité, qui se pratique parmi les honnêtes gens Avec un nouveau Traité sur L'Art de plaire dans la Conversation...

    Strasbourg : Chez Amand Konig, Libraire. 1766. Small 8vo, )(4, A-T8, [viii], 304 pp, title-page in red and black , woodcut head- and tailpieces, antique-style panelled calf tooled in blind, spine fully gilt, red mor. label, marbled e-p., a fine copy.
    The author would appear not to be the well-known Abbe Prevost: all libraries, except Cambridge, avoid ascribing it to him. It seems likely that it is an unknown seeking to use the Abbe’s fame to his own advantage.
    The book is rare. Copac locates BL and Cambridge; CCfr one copy at Strasbourg; and Karlsruhe adds 2 copies in German libraries.

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  • The first serious attempt to apply chemistry to agriculture.
    Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, in a Course of Lectures for the Board of Agriculture. by DAVY, Sir Humphrey (1778- 1829)
    DAVY, Sir Humphrey (1778- 1829)
    Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, in a Course of Lectures for the Board of Agriculture.

    London: Printed by W. Bulmer for Longman... et. al. 1813. First Edition.
    4to, Engraved front. + 9 plates (1 folding), viii + 323 + lxiii pps. + 2 leaves (Index), some offset on title, contemporary full polished calf, unidentified earl’s crest in blind on both covers, front joint tender, a very good copy.
    “This was the first serous attempt to apply chemistry to agriculture, and it remained a standard work until displaced by Justus von Liebig’s publications a generation later. The book is of interest because of its pioneering nature, and it went through a number of editions; but its value must be said to lie more in the impulse it gave toward the application of scientific methods in agriculture than in any of the theories advanced.” - DSB.

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  • [PUGH, Robert (1609-79)] attributed to
    Elenchus Elenchi: Sive Animadversiones in Georgii Batei, Cromwelli Parricidae aliquando Protomedici, Elenchum Motuum Nuperorum in Anglia.... autore R.P. Regio milite veterano.

    Parisiis [i.e. London] : 1664. Small 8vo, A-I4, K2 (B1-2 mis-signed A1-2), clean tear in E1 not affecting legibility, disbound.
    An attack on Bates’ Elenchus motuum, which was a defence of Charles I in his confrontation with parliament. Roberta Anderson, in her entry for Pugh in the new Oxford DNB says of the present work “It was initially credited to Pugh, but it has since been accepted that although it was not his work he probably had a hand in its production”
    Reference: Wing P4186A McAlpin Collection III, p 512.

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  • MASON, William
    Elfrida, A Dramatic Poem. Written on the Model of The Ancient Greek Tragedy. The Fourth Edition, Corrected.

    London : Printed for P. and J. Knapton, in Ludgate-street. 1753. 8vo, [2], xix, [1], 80 pp, title page in red and black, disbound.

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  • One of twenty-five copies with an original copper-plate
    Engravings by Rex Whistler for Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Printed from the Original Plates. by WHISTLER, Rex (1905-44)
    WHISTLER, Rex (1905-44)
    Engravings by Rex Whistler for Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Printed from the Original Plates.

    [London : Printed by Harrison and Sons for H.M.Fletcher, 1970]. Edition limited to 25 copies with an original copper-plate

    Folio, title-page with engraved vignette by Rex Whistler, 3 lls text (versos blank), 25 engraved plates by Rex Whistler, 12 of them coloured by hand (by Len Pooley), on handmade paper watermarked T.H Saunders, together with one of the original copper plates used for printing the Cresset Press edition, contained in the original portfolio of half green morocco, paper boards, spine very slightly faded.
    The plate in this copy is for the ‘cul de lampe’at the end of The Voyage to Lilliput; a vignette of the returning Gulliver embracing his wife, set in an elaborate Whistlerian-Rococo frame.

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    [London : Printed by Harrison and Sons for H.M.Fletcher, 1970]. Edition limited to 25 copies with an original copper-plate

    Folio, title-page with engraved vignette by Rex Whistler, 3 lls text (versos blank), 25 engraved plates by Rex Whistler, 12 of them coloured by hand (by Len Pooley), on handmade paper watermarked T.H Saunders, together with one of the original copper plates used for printing the Cresset Press edition, contained in the original portfolio of half green morocco, paper boards, spine very slightly faded.
    The plate in this copy is for the ‘cul de lampe’at the end of The Voyage to Lilliput; a vignette of the returning Gulliver embracing his wife, set in an elaborate Whistlerian-Rococo frame.

    The Cresset Press edition of Gulliver’s Travels illustrated by Rex Whistler was published in 1930 and limited to 195 copies on handmade paper and 10 copies on vellum.

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  • One of twenty-five copies with an original copper
    Engravings by Rex Whistler for Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Printed from the Original Plates. by WHISTLER, Rex (1905-44)
    WHISTLER, Rex (1905-44)
    Engravings by Rex Whistler for Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Printed from the Original Plates.

    [London : Printed by Harrison and Sons for H.M.Fletcher, 1970]. Edition limited to 25 copies with an original copper
    Folio, title-page with engraved vignette by Rex Whistler, 3 lls text (versos blank), 25 engraved plates by Rex Whistler, 12 of them coloured by hand (by Len Pooley), on handmade paper watermarked T.H Saunders, together with one of the original copper plates used for printing the Cresset Press edition, contained in the original portfolio of half green morocco, paper boards, as new.
    The plate in this copy is for the map of “The Kingdom of Brobdingnag”.

    The Cresset Press edition of Gulliver’s Travels illustrated by Rex Whistler was published in 1930 and limited to 195 copies on handmade paper and 10 copies on vellum.

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  • OSBORNE, John and Anthony Creighton
    Epitaph for George Dillon. A Play in Three Acts.

    London: Faber & Faber [1958]. First Edition 8vo, original cloth, dust wrapper, fine.

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  • Static Electricity
    NOLLET, Jean-Antoine (1700-1770)
    Essai sur l’Electricite des Corps. Seconde Edition.

    Paris, Chez les Freres Guerin, rue S. Jacques, a Saint Thomas d’Aquin. 1753. 12mo, eng. front., + xxiv + 276 pp. + 4 fold. plates, cont. calf. gilt spine., rubbed, joints sound.
    Wheeler Gift has the 1st and 3rd editions (329 & 329a) BUT NOT THIS EDITION.

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  • Farming at home and abroad
    Essays on Husbandry. Essay 1. A General Introduction; shewing That Agriculture is the Basis and Support of all flourishing Communities;- the antient and present state of that useful Art... of the right Cultivation of our Colonies... Essay 11. An Account of some Experiments tending to improve the Culture of Luzerne by Transplantation... by [HARTE, Walter (1709-74)]
    [HARTE, Walter (1709-74)]
    Essays on Husbandry. Essay 1. A General Introduction; shewing That Agriculture is the Basis and Support of all flourishing Communities;- the antient and present state of that useful Art... of the right Cultivation of our Colonies... Essay 11. An Account of some Experiments tending to improve the Culture of Luzerne by Transplantation...

    London: Printed for W. Frederick in Bath. And sold by J. Hinton... W. Johnston... T. Field... et al. 1764. First Edition
    8vo, xviii, [4], 213, [1], 232 pp, 5 engraved plates and numerous woodcut in the text, rough vellum recently rebacked, paper label on spine, sound but not elegant.
    A valuable work, much praised in its day by such eminent men as Dr. Johnson and Lord Chesterfield. The first essay gives extensive information and advice on the plants and husbandry of North America as well as Great Britain and Europe; the second is a comprehensive treatise on lucerne grass, widely regarded as an important cattle fodder.
    Reference: Kress 6188 Sabin 30651 Fussell: More Old English Farming Books pp 45-6

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  • BROWN, John (1715-66)
    Essays on the Characteristics [of the Earl of Shaftesbury]

    London : Printed for C. Davis... 1751. First Edition
    8vo, 2 ff, viii, 406 pp, title printed in red and black with eng. vignette by C. Grignion after N. Blakey, small wormhole in last 15 leaves, cont. calf, gilt 2-fillet borders, fully gilt spine, lacking label, sound
    The first detailed reply to the theories advanced by Shaftesbury in his Characteristics and acknowledged among the finest pieces of literary criticism of the 18th. century.

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