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Paris: chez Brunet, 1814.
The bibliographer's grailFour volumes, octavo; contemporary half calf, flat spines gilt with black leather labels. Second edition, greatly expanded from the first of the most famous rare book bibliographies. 'Brunet's annotations… are often still unsurpassed. There is hardly any other bibliography in which the wide...
London: Frank Kerslake, 1879.
Dickens BibliographyOctavo; original wrappers bound in, half morocco. First edition of this early bibliography. A brief bibliography had been published in Forster's Life (1873), but this work is expressly designed to supersede it. It proposes, Cook writes, 'to give the Bibliophilist or Collector a thorough...
Sydney: Hordern House in association with the University of Hawai'i Press, 1999.
Limited to fifty special signed copiesQuarto (250 x 205mm), 548 pages with 30 illustrations; printed in black and red and bound in crimson half morocco. Deluxe issue: one of 50 numbered copies, signed by the author. This...
Sydney: Hordern House in association with the University of Hawai'i Press, 2000.
Limited to fifty special signed copiesQuarto (250 x 205mm), 304 pages, illustrated; printed in black and red and bound in crimson half morocco. Deluxe limited edition. The second volume covers the period during which the Hawaiian monarchical...
Adelaide: E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1886. Octavo, 118 pp., lithographic title-page and wrappers, navy quarter calf bookform box with gilt lettering. Scarce bibliography bearing the bookplate of Sir Henry Ayers, the successful colonial entrepreneur and longstanding premier of South Australia after whom Ayer's Rock was named. The bibliography was prepared...
London: T.Cadell and W.Davies, 1814.
Valuable work on BibliographyTwo volumes, octavo, half calf, marbled edges and endpapers; illustrated with engravings. First edition, a valuable work that covers history and techniques of printing, paper, bookbinding, the nature of rarity, classification systems, bibliographies, catalogues and reference books, etc. Horne relied largely.....
Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, 1483.
First appearance of the Macrobian world mapSmall folio (302 x 198mm), 191 leaves (initial blank leaf discarded), with seven diagrams and a world map within the text; capital spaces blank; a fine, large copy in handsome Regency russia leather, sides richly tooled in gilt...
Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus, 1521.
Early Macrobius with a refigured world mapFolio, title within an ornate woodcut border; fine woodcut map of the world and several woodcut diagrams, woodcut initials; nineteenth-century continental binding of half calf, flat spine gilt in compartments. An important early edition of Macrobius, the first to...
London: T. Dring & C. Harper, 1694.
First appearance of Macrobius in EnglandOctavo, with an additional engraved allegorical title, letterpress title printed in red & black, complete with the often missing imprimatur leaf at start; with a map and other figures in the text;; early eighteenth-century calf with contemporary...
London: T. Osborne et al. 1766.
From Moses to contemporary men of fashionEleven volumes, octavo; a most handsome set in contemporary speckled calf. This grave and ambitious work sets out to list the most famous and infamous individuals encountered in the histories and legends of all nations. Volume one...
Melbourne: J. Kemp, Government Printer, 1912. Octavo, contemporary roan. As well as a preface by Arthur Wadsworth, the Librarian, this catalogue of a major Australian library contains the rules of the library and an explanation of the classification system. From the library of Henry White, with the Belltrees bookplate.
Madrid: Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1768.
A Mendaña veteran maps the Straits of MagellanSmall quarto, with three folding plates; a fine large copy, with ample margins, probably one of the large copies, printed on thicker paper, as noted by Sabin; contemporary vellum, with original ties and the title.....
London: G.G. and J. Robinson, J. Johnson, and others, 1798.
Prodigious universal biographyFifteen volumes, octavo, a lovely set in contemporary full calf, red spine label; front board of each volume blind stamped with family crest, previous owners name 'J. N. Webb' inscribed on endpaper of each volume. A new...
London: John Scott, 1806.
Horace to the rescueFive volumes, octavo; with 149 engraved portrait plates; contemporary binding of dark green straight grain morocco, ornately gilt; armorial bookplates. A very attractive set of this major literary work by Walpole: although his literary reputation rests principally upon his voluminous correspondence, he...