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  • (Interactive Cartography)
    MAP PUZZLE. by (PARAVIA, G.B.)
    (PARAVIA, G.B.)
    MAP PUZZLE. Italia; Africa; Asia; Europa; America Settentrionale; America Meridionale.

    A carefully preserved, fairly complex map puzzle in its original box. It consists of twenty wooden cubes with coloured printed paper atlas sections on all six sides of each cube. Provided as guides or correction, are six loose sheets with rectos completely filled with detailed maps: Italia; Africa; Asia; Europa; America Settentrionale; America Meridionale. The sheet for Italia is the box cover paste-down. Giovanni Battista Paravia’s publishing house began in 1802 and continued throughout the 19th century under various management, as G.B. Paravia. From its early focus on religious and scholastic texts, and spurred by Italian Unification, Paravia developed interests in educational material and maps, globes, and, eventually, atlases, dictionaries, and children’s books. A map puzzle such as this exemplifies…

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    A carefully preserved, fairly complex map puzzle in its original box. It consists of twenty wooden cubes with coloured printed paper atlas sections on all six sides of each cube. Provided as guides or correction, are six loose sheets with rectos completely filled with detailed maps: Italia; Africa; Asia; Europa; America Settentrionale; America Meridionale. The sheet for Italia is the box cover paste-down. Giovanni Battista Paravia’s publishing house began in 1802 and continued throughout the 19th century under various management, as G.B. Paravia. From its early focus on religious and scholastic texts, and spurred by Italian Unification, Paravia developed interests in educational material and maps, globes, and, eventually, atlases, dictionaries, and children’s books. A map puzzle such as this exemplifies the firm’s dedication to a unified Italian education system. This is not for young children, but for more mature students and adults. It was published before WWII; in 1920, the firm’s name changed to Societa Anomina G.B. Paravia e C. Most uncommon. Original wooden box, 19 x 15.4 x 3.9 cm., with original brass clasp; six colour printed maps on separate sheets ( one map pasted down on box cover); a block of wooden cubes, 16.5 x 13 x 2.5 cm., with each cube ( 2.5 x 2.5 x2.5 cm) covered with a pasted-on map section on each side.

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    Original paper covered wooden box with original brass closure. The sheet map for Italia is pasted down to upper cover of box, as issued and bordered in darkened gold paper or thread lacking less than 3 cm.; some minor edgewear, with just a bit of wood exposed on one bottom box corner; light to moderate foxing overall. Internally there are twenty wooden cubes with portions of paper maps printed on all fsix sides, mild foxing, occasional bit of bubbling, very infrequent bits of wood exposed on cubes. The plain cream paper lining of the box is moderately foxed. In all, well preserved.

    ID#: 16783
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  • (Vavin illustrations)
    LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS. by LENEVEUX, Mme. Louise.
    LENEVEUX, Mme. Louise.
    LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS. Ouvrage Illustré De Douze Vignettes Rehaussées En Couleur, d’Après les Dessins de A. Varin

    First edition. Combining the talents of French childrens’ books author Louise Leneveux, born Marie-Louise Pignot (1797-18960), and the remarkable French artist, printer, and book illustrator, Amédée Varin (1818-1883), this charming publication brings the amusement and panache of anthropomorphic design to a sweet and modest book instructing children about insects. Varin is now much admired for his transformative interpretations of butterflies and vegetables in 19th century book illustration (see PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES, 1852 and L’EMPIRE DE LÉGUMES, 1851). For our LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS, the colour illustration of the butterfly writing his memoires using an overturned rose blossom as a desk sets the character of the book. Here, Vavin’s amusing colour plates (for example ants building a shed and silkworms busy…

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    First edition. Combining the talents of French childrens’ books author Louise Leneveux, born Marie-Louise Pignot (1797-18960), and the remarkable French artist, printer, and book illustrator, Amédée Varin (1818-1883), this charming publication brings the amusement and panache of anthropomorphic design to a sweet and modest book instructing children about insects. Varin is now much admired for his transformative interpretations of butterflies and vegetables in 19th century book illustration (see PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES, 1852 and L’EMPIRE DE LÉGUMES, 1851). For our LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS, the colour illustration of the butterfly writing his memoires using an overturned rose blossom as a desk sets the character of the book. Here, Vavin’s amusing colour plates (for example ants building a shed and silkworms busy spinning) are engraved by Lejeune. The lithography is by Godard. Leneveux brought a similar spirit of transformed nature to her LES FLEURS PARLANTS (1845) and LES ANIMAUX PARLANTS (1845). Gumachian 373 ( in a different binding); Cotsen No. 27283, Cotsen Catalogue 3470. We have located 4 copies in the U.S.; 3 in France; 1 in the Netherlands; and 1 in the V&A through OCLC. A scarce little book. “Les insectes musiciens, les fourmis maconne....” 12mo (x) + 252 pp. + decorative frontispiece in colour + 11 full page additional colour plates, highlighted by hand colouring. Decorative printed initials and printers ornaments.

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    Contemporary brown cloth with gilt ruled and lettered spine, blind-embossed design on upper and lower covers, spine shows sewing bumps and the binding is tight - possibly re-cased with original endpapers at an early date; the binding matches the description of the CBC copy at UCLA; original or contemporary endpapers; light to moderate scattered foxing; a few signatures with uniformly browned paper; colour plates unblemished, fresh,and bright; with tissue guards to all but one plate, one tissue guard with tear. An attractive and very well preserved copy.

    ID#: 16779
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  • (Botanical Illlustration); (Nursery Trade)
    SEVEN COLORED AMERICAN NURSERYMEN'S PLATES

    A small unbound sampling of seven American nurserymen’s color plates, mostly from diverse Rochester, N.Y. printers. These plates, demonstrating both chromolithography and stencil or theorem color production, were produced mostly in Rochester, New York, in the second half of the 19th, and beginning of the 20th centuries, to assist and/or accompany” tree pedlars” or nurserymen and nursery salesmen in promoting the sales of the area’s booming nursery business. As described in Karl Sanford Kabelac’s “Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates” ( Vol. XXXV, 1982 Univ.of Rochester Library Bulletin), salesmen were able to buy these plates in individual assortments or bound, sometimes mixing printers depending upon their needs. Here we have three chromolithographs - a Crawford’s Late Peach, an Early Canada…

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    A small unbound sampling of seven American nurserymen’s color plates, mostly from diverse Rochester, N.Y. printers. These plates, demonstrating both chromolithography and stencil or theorem color production, were produced mostly in Rochester, New York, in the second half of the 19th, and beginning of the 20th centuries, to assist and/or accompany” tree pedlars” or nurserymen and nursery salesmen in promoting the sales of the area’s booming nursery business. As described in Karl Sanford Kabelac’s “Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates” ( Vol. XXXV, 1982 Univ.of Rochester Library Bulletin), salesmen were able to buy these plates in individual assortments or bound, sometimes mixing printers depending upon their needs. Here we have three chromolithographs - a Crawford’s Late Peach, an Early Canada Peach, and a Dickinson apple - by Stecher Lithographic Co. and its earlier incarnation, Mensing & Stecher. These would have been printed after 1878, with the Crawford’s Late produced in the late 1880s by Stecher alone. Kabelac identifies Franck A. Stecher as “a leader in the chromolithographic industry in Rochester.” The other four plates appear to be stencil or theorems, possibly with some color lithographed detail. The only one with an identified printer is the Dutchman’s Pipe “drawn and colored from Nature by C.M. Search” a horticultural painter as well as a fruit plate producer from the 1880s. Many of these plates were bound into portfolios or book albums and their owner/salesmen were encouraged to keep the plates as clean of thumb-soiling as possible after showing them to their fruit and flower buying clients. The plates could also be replaced in some of the portfolios. This grouping provides an interesting little study of the various methods of impressing the public with the color available from the nurserymen’s offerings. Seven plates, each measuring approximately 7.4 x 4.4 inches or 19 x 11 cm.; printed on one side only.

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    With some light thumb-soiling, a bit heavier on one stencil or theorem; on one stencil, some adhesion blemishes from a protective overslip; descriptive text at bottom margins often trimmed, as usual.

    ID#: 16694
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  • (Parks - France)
    VUES DU CHATEAU ET DU PARC DE BRIMBORION Á SEVRES (Seine & Oise). by (GILON, photographer)
    (GILON, photographer)
    VUES DU CHATEAU ET DU PARC DE BRIMBORION Á SEVRES (Seine & Oise).

    This large album with original photographs of the Parc De Brimborion was made for Herrmann Oppenheim who acquired this estate along the Seine after the Franco-Prussian war. It had once been the property of Madame de Coislin, a mistress of Louis XV, who had employed Bellanger to develop the estate in the jardin anglais style. The property, not to be confused with Madame de Pompadour’s nearby Pavillon Brimborion, was largely destroyed during the war of 1870 and acquired by the banker Oppenheim who rebuilt and restored it in its original Second Empire style. This, too was destroyed in the first half of the 20th century, but we are afforded a glimpse of its final existence as private property and garden…

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    This large album with original photographs of the Parc De Brimborion was made for Herrmann Oppenheim who acquired this estate along the Seine after the Franco-Prussian war. It had once been the property of Madame de Coislin, a mistress of Louis XV, who had employed Bellanger to develop the estate in the jardin anglais style. The property, not to be confused with Madame de Pompadour’s nearby Pavillon Brimborion, was largely destroyed during the war of 1870 and acquired by the banker Oppenheim who rebuilt and restored it in its original Second Empire style. This, too was destroyed in the first half of the 20th century, but we are afforded a glimpse of its final existence as private property and garden by this 1875 album. There are 32 views of the property, each separately mounted on rectos, of which approximately 13 are views of the grounds, such as: “pelouse de la grille ”;“arrivée par les rochers” ;“grande pelouse ”;“escalier du jardin de l’orangerie”; jardin de l’orangerie”; “la vacherie dans le parc”;“kiosque de la grande pelouse”, etc. There are also exterior views of the château, chapel, and chalet, and, also, interior views of formal rooms and photos of equestrian interest. A view of the approach to the chateau lined with rocky slopes attests to the fact that the land was once a quarry for the chateau de Bellevue on the hill above the estate. Today, what is left of the grounds and park is now open to the public. Photographic vestige of a Second Empire-style Estate. Large oblong album, 52 x 40 cm, with stiff card sheets bound on stubs; hand lettered title page with two colored initials + 32 mounted albumen photos ( 18.5 x 24 cm) each mounted on the recto of a separate sheet + 4 blank sheets.

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    Bound in heavy green cloth, stained, with quarter green gilt leather spine split more than half way along the upper spine edge; foxing to oversheets and, to lesser degree on photos and backing sheets; some photos faded; two card sheets loose. This is a very heavy album; postage will be charged at cost.

    ID#: 16690
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  • (Trade Card - lawnmowers, railings, pumps, wind engines)
    (MAST, FOOS & CO.)
    CHROMOLITHOGRAPHED TRADE CARD “BOOKLET” of mostly BUCKEYE Horticultural and Agricultural Products.

    An amusing late 19th century American set of square advertising cards held together by a grommet at the upper right corners enabling the reader to go through an illustrated “story”. In a progression from “Admiration” through “Flirtation,” “Tribulation” to “Termination,” a little outdoor garden romance takes place in the four scenes with a lady mowing a lawn attracting a gentleman pumping water (with a wind turbine in the background) and ending up with the two embracing at a decorative iron gate. On the “versos” of the chromolithographed scenes are advertisements for Mast, Foos & Co.’s wind engine Buckeye iron fence, Buckeye junior lawnmower, and Buckeye force pump. Get out there and create your garden with the latest enhancements and equipment!…

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    An amusing late 19th century American set of square advertising cards held together by a grommet at the upper right corners enabling the reader to go through an illustrated “story”. In a progression from “Admiration” through “Flirtation,” “Tribulation” to “Termination,” a little outdoor garden romance takes place in the four scenes with a lady mowing a lawn attracting a gentleman pumping water (with a wind turbine in the background) and ending up with the two embracing at a decorative iron gate. On the “versos” of the chromolithographed scenes are advertisements for Mast, Foos & Co.’s wind engine Buckeye iron fence, Buckeye junior lawnmower, and Buckeye force pump. Get out there and create your garden with the latest enhancements and equipment! Watch out for the cat’s tail while mowing the lawn Four cards, 6.2 x 6.2 cm each, held together by a grommet at upper right corner.

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    One side of each of the four cards is printed with a chromolithographed illustration; the “verso” is lithographed with advertising text in black, bearing the imprint “Coback & Co. Lith. Buffalo, N.Y.” In very good condition.

    ID#: 16689
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  • (COBRA Artist’s Garden)
    “Jorn”/ “Le jardin D'Albisola” (penned title). Amateur Photo Album. by (PELLON, Gina),
    (PELLON, Gina),
    “Jorn”/ “Le jardin D'Albisola” (penned title). Amateur Photo Album.

    A dated album containing amateur colour photographs of COBRA artist Asger Jorn’s house exterior and garden at Albisolla in Italy. One of the photos shows the smiling COBRA-inspired Cuban artist Gina Pellon on the site. Jorn was a Danish artist who co-founded the avant-garde COBRA movement and was fundamental in the Situationist International Movement. Among many other things, Jorn was a ceramicist as is evident in the photos shown here around his Italian residence. Jorn evidently used ceramic fragments from local factories in his murals and sculptural objects. His house and garden in Albisolla on the Italian Riviera was both a refuge and the site of creativity for him in the post-War years. At his death, the villa went to…

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    A dated album containing amateur colour photographs of COBRA artist Asger Jorn’s house exterior and garden at Albisolla in Italy. One of the photos shows the smiling COBRA-inspired Cuban artist Gina Pellon on the site. Jorn was a Danish artist who co-founded the avant-garde COBRA movement and was fundamental in the Situationist International Movement. Among many other things, Jorn was a ceramicist as is evident in the photos shown here around his Italian residence. Jorn evidently used ceramic fragments from local factories in his murals and sculptural objects. His house and garden in Albisolla on the Italian Riviera was both a refuge and the site of creativity for him in the post-War years. At his death, the villa went to the local municipality, which has slowly brought it back to life. At the time of this photo album the work was still in progress. Unique. With a photo of Gina Pellon at Albisolla. Each color photograph measures approximately 10 x 25 cm and is enclosed in a standard black paper- backed plastic pocket.

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    15 color photographs in a narrow cloth bound photo-album; with ‘ “Jorn” “ Le Jardin D’Albisola ” - 8/6/02’ inscribed in white ink on black photo album endpapers. Very good.

    ID#: 16688
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  • (Trade Catalogue - Garden Ornaments)
    CATALOGUE OF CAST-IRON GARDEN VASES, by (JONES J.)
    (JONES J.)
    CATALOGUE OF CAST-IRON GARDEN VASES, Chairs, Seats, Tables, Stools, Hand Glass Frames, Garden Rollers, Etc. Kept In Stock By J. Jones, Iron Merchant, and Hot-Water Apparatus Manufacturer.

    An elegant little catalogue with its title printed in a variety of typeface, fancy and plain, and with detailed engraved illustrations in the text. As stated by the manufacturer, this catalogue of cast-iron garden ornaments accompanied Jones’s larger general catalogue. He praises the durability of his cast-iron over stone, cement, wood, etc. He also notes that his seats, chairs, and stairs can be easily assembled and reassembled. Shown are two vases with pedestals, two tables (rustic and stool), an ornamental chair, a rustic bench, glass frame and garden roller. Each item is priced, measurements are given, and, where applicable, different sizes and finishes are noted. We have not located this item in OCLC. Pamphlet “4to” ( 21.2 x 13.5 cm)…

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    An elegant little catalogue with its title printed in a variety of typeface, fancy and plain, and with detailed engraved illustrations in the text. As stated by the manufacturer, this catalogue of cast-iron garden ornaments accompanied Jones’s larger general catalogue. He praises the durability of his cast-iron over stone, cement, wood, etc. He also notes that his seats, chairs, and stairs can be easily assembled and reassembled. Shown are two vases with pedestals, two tables (rustic and stool), an ornamental chair, a rustic bench, glass frame and garden roller. Each item is priced, measurements are given, and, where applicable, different sizes and finishes are noted. We have not located this item in OCLC. Pamphlet “4to” ( 21.2 x 13.5 cm) sewn, with additional sewing marks visible; 8 ff. with 8 engraved illlustrations.

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    Sewn pamphlet, removed, with relatively large illustrations.

    ID#: 16684
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  • (Ferns)
    JAFFREY, Mrs. (Phoebe).
    DARJEELING FERNS ( cover title).

    A well preserved and beautiful collection of large mounted Indian ferns assembled and arranged by Mrs. Phoebe Jaffrey and identified with her printed pink label, “Mounted By/ Mrs. P. Jaffrey/ Darjeeling ” on the front paste down. With an elegant calligraphic ownership inscription serving as bookplate of “Elizabeth E. Hawkins/ April 15, 1882” also on the front pastedown. The single large specimens in golden yellow, a bit of off white, varied greens and browns, fill the plates ( 45.5 x 32.5 cm). There are some examples of smaller ferns grouped together on one plate. Each is accompanied by a stamped label calling for Genus, Species and Patria filled in by hand in ink. The last specimen is dated 1881. Mrs.…

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    A well preserved and beautiful collection of large mounted Indian ferns assembled and arranged by Mrs. Phoebe Jaffrey and identified with her printed pink label, “Mounted By/ Mrs. P. Jaffrey/ Darjeeling ” on the front paste down. With an elegant calligraphic ownership inscription serving as bookplate of “Elizabeth E. Hawkins/ April 15, 1882” also on the front pastedown. The single large specimens in golden yellow, a bit of off white, varied greens and browns, fill the plates ( 45.5 x 32.5 cm). There are some examples of smaller ferns grouped together on one plate. Each is accompanied by a stamped label calling for Genus, Species and Patria filled in by hand in ink. The last specimen is dated 1881. Mrs. Jaffrey, third wife of Andrew Thomas Jeffrey, who was curator of Darjeeling ‘s Lloyd Botanic Gardensr from 1875 to 1885, made and sold these collections in both single volumes and sets. Jaffrey positioned her ferns gracefully and managed to bring out their interesting textures and markings even when dried. Additionally, she positioned moss at the base of each specimen. Other albums from Mrs. Jaffrey are held at the Natural History Museum, London, the University of St. Andrews, Dundee, and Ireland’s Glasnevin National Botanic Garden. With an elegant calligraphic ownership inscription. Folio (45.5 x 32.5 cm.); 50 plates, each with mostly single captioned ferns mounted on rectos only. With a calligraphic ownership inscription serving as bookplate.

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    Contemporary three quarter leather, cloth over boards with gilt title on upper cover, scuffed and worn; upper cover bulging a bit; internally there are a few small dark spots and edge chips on the plate paper, occasional minor piece of foliage lacking and some residue in the gutters, but, still remarkably well preserved.

    ID#: 16676
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  • (Flowers Personified).
    DELASALLE, R. (Mme. Theodore Midy)
    LE CHATEAU DES FLEURS.

    Illustrated with eight amusing and lovely two-toned lithographed plates of animated flowers. Six of the plates depict people transformed into flowers, with four examples on each plate. The other two plates depict scenes with an Enchanteur or Magician and human beings at the beginning and end of this fantastic tale. The story is loosely based on a variation of the German Faustus the Enchanteur legend, but it is the artistic treatment of the personified flowers that is of interest here. The flower bodies with human heads are similar to Grandville’s illustrations for LES FLEURS ANIMÉES of 1847, but here they are more defined as flowers. The artist’s signature on many of the plates is “Bertrand”; the printer is Becquet, Paris.…

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    Illustrated with eight amusing and lovely two-toned lithographed plates of animated flowers. Six of the plates depict people transformed into flowers, with four examples on each plate. The other two plates depict scenes with an Enchanteur or Magician and human beings at the beginning and end of this fantastic tale. The story is loosely based on a variation of the German Faustus the Enchanteur legend, but it is the artistic treatment of the personified flowers that is of interest here. The flower bodies with human heads are similar to Grandville’s illustrations for LES FLEURS ANIMÉES of 1847, but here they are more defined as flowers. The artist’s signature on many of the plates is “Bertrand”; the printer is Becquet, Paris. The author was Rosine de La Salle Theodore Midy who wrote quite a number of works for children, including LA BOTANIQUE ILLUSTRÉE DE LA JEUNESSE and L’ALPHABET. The book is bound in printed floral paper covers with rusticated borders, signed L. Poguet. The covers also bear the name of the publisher Auguste Ghio, Palais-Royal. We find one copy with a different publisher (A. Courcier) at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Tolbiac; another copy is identified, but not located, in OCLC with a Library of Education publisher. Theodore Rosine de la Salle Midy was also published by Library of Education and A. Courcier - this is likely the same person. A very scarce Romantic floral fantasy. In the Style of Grandville 4to (30 x 22 cm.); 54 + (ii) pp. + 8 lithographed plates in two tints.

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    Original decoratively printed paper covered boards, professionally re-backed in red cloth, upper corners skillfully reinforced, soiling and some nicking to extremities of paper; new endpapers at front successfully co-ordinated with original rear endpapers; infrequent light scattered foxing.

    ID#: 16667
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  • (Planned Residential Properties - Auction)
    (Anonymous)
    ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF IMPORTANT FREEHOLD PROPERTIES SITUATED IN THE UNIQUE WELL-PLANNED ESTATE OF ANGMERING-ON SEA Including: The Sports and Residential Club Premises Known As “Angmering Court”...To Be Sold By Auction As A Whole Or In Lots At The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton On Tuesday, 20th September,1932.

    A well illustrated and large pamphlet for the community of Angmering-On-Sea. Located approximately 65 miles from London, just below the South Downs, on a stretch of seacoast between Littlehampton and Worthing. Angmering- on- Sea “... is the outcome of the cleverly conceived idea of founding a practically self - contained community with its own Water Supply, Drainage System and Roads and its own Sport Club, Tennis Club, Shopes, etc....The Estate is planned on novel lines, every road being bordered with flower beds, trees and shrubberies...The houses are well-built and picturesque, standing back from the shady roads in beautifully kept gardens.” ( from the introductory remarks) The 41 lots at the estate are well described and indicated in groups on 12…

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    A well illustrated and large pamphlet for the community of Angmering-On-Sea. Located approximately 65 miles from London, just below the South Downs, on a stretch of seacoast between Littlehampton and Worthing. Angmering- on- Sea “... is the outcome of the cleverly conceived idea of founding a practically self - contained community with its own Water Supply, Drainage System and Roads and its own Sport Club, Tennis Club, Shopes, etc....The Estate is planned on novel lines, every road being bordered with flower beds, trees and shrubberies...The houses are well-built and picturesque, standing back from the shady roads in beautifully kept gardens.” ( from the introductory remarks) The 41 lots at the estate are well described and indicated in groups on 12 plans (segments of the whole with more detail).These include freehold cottages; court stables; distinctive residences; flats; business premises; building sites; more residences, etc. The photographs illustrate Palm Court ( attached residences) a block of shops and flats, Angmering Court ( a handsome court and residential complex), a view of the Lido, tea room and promenade. As this estate was being auctioned as a whole or in parts, it seems that the original developers were not involved in the completion of the plan. Yet, the plan, itself, is well detailed and the overall key plan gives a sense of what might have been a truly elegant development. “ In Keeping” Large sewn pamphlet, 36.5 x 24.5cm.; 26 pp. + fold-out key plan as frontispiece + 12 full page plans with color of which 2 are fold-out + 4 black and white photographs on 2 plates + sales particulars insert.

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    Original paper covers, sewn, with some wrinkling, insignificant chipping, and damp staining at edges; a pen notation “I” on upper cover. ; internally very good with only the occasional patch of very light foxing.

    ID#: 16659
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  • (Rose perfume)
    SAWER, J. CH., F.L.S.
    RHODOLOGIA. A Discourse On Roses, And the Odour Of Rose.

    First edition. Sawer intended this work to interest colonists in the potential of rose development and the rose industry. " Details are also given which are intended to interest students, manufacturing chemists, and buyers of rose-products." (from the preface). The emphasis is on the perfume of the rose, with discussion of Indian methods of distillation, the Bulgarian rose industry, rose industry in Germany and France. With discussion of plant perfumes that resemble the rose. A fold-out map charts the rose-farming districts in Bulgaria. Stock 2613; Werger & Burton 1058. 8o (21.5 x 14 cm); 93 + (1)pp. with a few text illustrations + a fold-out map.

    Original printed paper wraps, spine partially perished, front cover loose; internally fine.

    ID#: 16108
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  • (Paris guide)
    VOYAGE DESCRIPTIVE ET PHILOSOPHIQUE DE L'ANCIEN ET DU NOUVEAU PARIS. by P(RUDHOMME)., L(ouis).
    P(RUDHOMME)., L(ouis).
    VOYAGE DESCRIPTIVE ET PHILOSOPHIQUE DE L'ANCIEN ET DU NOUVEAU PARIS. Miroir Fidèle. qui indique aux Étrangers et même aux Parisiens ce qu’ils doivent connaitre et éviter dan cette Capitale;....

    Nouvelle (second) edition, corrigée et augmentée With a folding plan of Paris in 1814 and with 101 small engraved plates of city structures. “ Contenant de faits historiques et anecdotes curieuses sur le monuments et sur la variation des moeurs de ses habitans depuis vingt-cinq ans; Le Physionomie des maisons de jeux et des jouers; Le pièges que tendent les matrones, les prostitutuées; les filons et les voleurs, etc. SUIVI de la description des environs de Paris; D’dictionnaire des rues, places, quais de cette capitale, etc. Two volumes bound as one. Also with 52 page dictionary of the municipal arrondissements ( boulevards, passages, etc.) dated 1814 bound in. with 50 engraved illustrations measuring approximately 10 x 6.5 cm each. 12mo…

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    Nouvelle (second) edition, corrigée et augmentée With a folding plan of Paris in 1814 and with 101 small engraved plates of city structures. “ Contenant de faits historiques et anecdotes curieuses sur le monuments et sur la variation des moeurs de ses habitans depuis vingt-cinq ans; Le Physionomie des maisons de jeux et des jouers; Le pièges que tendent les matrones, les prostitutuées; les filons et les voleurs, etc. SUIVI de la description des environs de Paris; D’dictionnaire des rues, places, quais de cette capitale, etc. Two volumes bound as one. Also with 52 page dictionary of the municipal arrondissements ( boulevards, passages, etc.) dated 1814 bound in. with 50 engraved illustrations measuring approximately 10 x 6.5 cm each. 12mo (5.3 x 8.2 cm); xii + 251+ (1) + 50 engraved plates; 52 pp.; xii, including second title page +316 pp.+51 plates.

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    In contemporary leather binding, gentle restoration of scraping, spine gilt ruled and compartmentalized with gilt geometric design, title on red leather label and numbers 1=2 on red leather label;small hole p. 157; extremities worn but the binding is strong and the original marbled endpapers have been preserved. Scattered faded browning and foxing in text. All plates are present, though some are bound out of order.

    ID#: 16722
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  • NABOKOFF, Valdimir ( Nabokov, Vladimir).
    LAUGHTER IN THE DARK

    First edition of Nabokov’s own translation into English of Camera Obscura. Juliar A14.2. Nabokov disliked the first English translation of this work and, so, translated it himself with this new title. This is also Nabokov’s first book to be published in the United States. The first edition of Nabokov’s own translation into English. 8vo (20.5 x 13 cm); 292 pp.

    Original green cloth gently rubbed, especially at extremities; corners gently bumped; spine very slightly cocked; gilt design on spine; also, gilt title and author printed on dark background; endpapers show some offsetting, particularly rear paste-down; previous owner’s name neatly penned in small hand on upper right corner of half-title, “ Stanislaw Sobolowski “ In original dust jacket printed in green, gold, cream and black, front and spine; back of jacket printed with books for sale by publisher. A very good copy.

    ID#: 16260
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  • (Irish Women Writers)
    BOLAND, Eavan.
    THE JOURNEY.

    Designed and illustrated by Timothy Engelland. One of 300 copies signed by Eavan Boland and with an illustration hand-colored by Engelland. Printed by Arthur Larson at Hampshire Typothetae in Hatfield, Massachusetts and hand bound by Antiquarian Bookcrafts, Ltd., Dublin, Ireland. Hand-colored illustration. 8vo (22 x 15 cm); with 10 unnumbered pages including one page of hand-colored illustration.

    Original black cloth, gilt titled spine; in dust jacket. Fine.

    ID#: 16534
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  • (Ireland)
    KINSELLA, Thomas.
    BUTCHER'S DOZEN.

    Number 69 of 125 copies signed by Kinsella. One of the principal works by a contemporary Irish poet addressing the crisis in Northern Ireland. 8vo (20.3 x 13 cm); 8 + (ii) pp. with coffin device illustration from the badge of the Civil Rights Protest March in Newry on February 6, 1972.

    Original simulated leather spine, cloth covered boards. Fine.

    ID#: 16535
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  • (Hogarth Press)
    Bell, Clive.
    POEMS.

    First edition. Woolmer 12. Both printed and published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf in an edition of 350 copies. 19 x 13 cm; 7.6 ; 29 + (iii) pp. including ads for the Press publications.

    Original cream wrappers sewn with rose silk thread, and with clover pattern printed in red on upper cover; ownership inscription of George Williamson on free endpaper; slight darkening to extremities of cover, but a very good copy.

    ID#: 16557
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  • (Ganay, Ernest de)
    TRAITÉ DE LA DÉCORATION DES DEHORS, DES JARDINS ET DES PARCS. by (HARCOURT, François-Henri) DUC D'HARCOURT.
    (HARCOURT, François-Henri) DUC D'HARCOURT.
    TRAITÉ DE LA DÉCORATION DES DEHORS, DES JARDINS ET DES PARCS.

    First edition, from the eighteenth century manuscript. A signed presentation inscription from Ganay. This copy unnumbered, but....”auteur” of an edition limited to 750 copies on papier vélin fin de Voiron and 27 on papier en forme de japon. With an introduction by Ernest de Ganay who recounts the recovery of this eighteenth century treatise in manuscript form at the Bibliothèque municipale de Caen. Harcourt was "...a pioneer of informal landscape gardening in France." (OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS pg. 244.) whose own garden designs at Harcourt were mentioned in DeLille's poem on gardens and in Arthur Young's travel account of 1788. Harcourt's designs for the Princess of Monaco's gardens at Betz is referred to in a 1792 edition of Cerutti's LES…

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    First edition, from the eighteenth century manuscript. A signed presentation inscription from Ganay. This copy unnumbered, but....”auteur” of an edition limited to 750 copies on papier vélin fin de Voiron and 27 on papier en forme de japon. With an introduction by Ernest de Ganay who recounts the recovery of this eighteenth century treatise in manuscript form at the Bibliothèque municipale de Caen. Harcourt was "...a pioneer of informal landscape gardening in France." (OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS pg. 244.) whose own garden designs at Harcourt were mentioned in DeLille's poem on gardens and in Arthur Young's travel account of 1788. Harcourt's designs for the Princess of Monaco's gardens at Betz is referred to in a 1792 edition of Cerutti's LES JARDINS DE BETZ. Although the treatise existed as somewhat "secret" literature among Harcourt's contemporaries and peers, it was publicly referred or alluded to by the Prince de Ligne, De Lille and Arthur Young. At Harcourt's reception at the French Academy in 1789 M. Gaillard claimed that the treatise was composed before a theory for the design of "jardins irreguliers" was known in France. Ganay 403 and Ganay/Vignal 5. 18mo (15.5 x 10.6 cm); 253 + (v) pp.

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    Original pink paper wraps, soiled, with printed title label on upper cover; printed paper wraps, nicked at head and heel of spine.

    ID#: 16542
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  • (Cuala Press)
    YEATS, W.B. and F.R. HIGGINS, editors.
    A BROADSIDE. No. 4 (New Series).

    This is the April issue of the second series of A BROADSIDE, issued in twelve monthly parts and in limited edition of 300 copies for each month part. The two hand-colored line block illustrations in the text are by Maurice McGonigal and they accompany Lynn Doyle's "The Kingdom of Down," and F.R. Higgins' version of "The Song of the Ghost." See Miller pp. 120-121. Printing and typsetting by Esther Ryan, assisted by Maire Gill; colouring by Eileen Colum and Kathleen Banfieldk Folio (29.5 x 21.5 cm); (4) ff. with two hand-colored illustrations.

    With tissue guard laid in over inner ilustration.

    ID#: 16538
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  • (CUALA PRESS)
    YEATS, W.B. and F.R. HIGGINS, editors.
    A BROADSIDE. No. 5 (New Series).

    This is No. 5, May, 1935, in the second series of A BROADSIDE, which was issued in 12 monthly parts, each issued in 300 copies only. This May issue features a striking hand-colored line block illustration of a rose tree by Harry Kernoff. The rose tree illustrates Yeats's "The Rose Tree," and Arthur Duff, the series’ musical editor, has scored the poem in musical notation. Additional music and illustration accompany the poem, "The Boyne Water." See Miller, THE DUN EMER PRESS/LATER THE CUALA PRESS pp.120-121. “Esther Ryan did most of the typesetting and printing assisted by Maire Gill....Colouring, which was done by Eileen Colum and Kathleen Banfield, varied in time between sixty and ninety hours per issue....” Folio (29.4 x…

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    This is No. 5, May, 1935, in the second series of A BROADSIDE, which was issued in 12 monthly parts, each issued in 300 copies only. This May issue features a striking hand-colored line block illustration of a rose tree by Harry Kernoff. The rose tree illustrates Yeats's "The Rose Tree," and Arthur Duff, the series’ musical editor, has scored the poem in musical notation. Additional music and illustration accompany the poem, "The Boyne Water." See Miller, THE DUN EMER PRESS/LATER THE CUALA PRESS pp.120-121. “Esther Ryan did most of the typesetting and printing assisted by Maire Gill....Colouring, which was done by Eileen Colum and Kathleen Banfield, varied in time between sixty and ninety hours per issue....” Folio (29.4 x 21.5 cm);(4) ff. with two hand-colored line block illustrations.

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    With tissue guard laid in over inside illustration; the faintest foxing commencing along edges. but an excellent copy.

    ID#: 16536
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  • (Chevreul)
    MALLOIZEL, Godefroy,
    OEUVRES SCIENTIFIQUES DE MICHEL-EUGENE CHEVREUL Doyen Des Etudiants De France 1806-1886

    A detailed bibliography of the extensive scientific work of this director of the Gobelins tapestry works whose studies of color theory had a significant impact on later developments in the fields of art and design, including garden design. With an introduction by M.J. Desnoyers, librarian of the Museum of Natural History, and a preface by Charles Brongniart, president of the Chevreul Centenaire committee. The bibliography lists five hundred forty-seven publications, with a description of the contents given where appropriate. Additionally, there are accounts of speeches given in Chevreul's honor at his Centenary and a list of publications and portraits or medals issued for the occasion. 8vo (25 x 16.5 cm); portrait frontispiece + 298 + (ii) pp.

    Original printed art vellum paper wrappers, somewhat soiled and spotted, else fine; text largely unopened.

    ID#: 15733
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