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22 May. 2018
FINNEGANS WAKE
JOYCE, JAMES
FIRST EDITION. No. 206 OF 425 COPIES, SIGNED BY JOYCE.
London; Faber & Faber; New York: Viking Press
1939
yes
260 x 171 mm. (10 1/4 x 6 3/4"). 4 p.l., (first blank), 628 pp.
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Manuscripts
1709 NE 27th St, Suite G
McMinnville, OR 97128
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Jill Mann
02 May. 2018
DRACULA
STOKER, BRAM
This is the earliest edition of the most famous and influential vampire tale of all. Stoker (1847-1912) was inspired by the folklore of his native Ireland and by the Gothic novels of his countryman Sheridan Le Fanu. As DNB observes, the "complex and highly symbolic" plot here "illustrated [the author's] fears about a world approaching a new century, about the unspeakable things which could happen to ordinary people, and about male insecurity and the dangers of subservience to another person. . . . Favourably compared with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, and Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, it was considered weird and powerful, one of the best in the supernatural line." Received with enthusiasm by critics and the public alike, it went through 11 editions in Stoker's lifetime, and it continues to resonate with readers and to inspire other artists. This is not an especially rare book, but it is not common to find a well-preserved copy, and our appealing morocco binding provides a welcome alternative to the publisher's yellow cloth, which invariably shows up very soiled. (ST13178)
Westminster
Archibald Constable and Company
1897
yes
200 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/8"). ix, [i], 390 pp.
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Manuscripts
1709 NE 27th St, Suite G
McMinnville, OR 97128
jill@pirages.com
Jill Mann
30 Apr. 2018
FIVE HUNDRED NEW RECEIPTS IN COOKERY, CONFECTIONARY, PASTRY, PRESERVING, CONSERVING, PICKLING; AND THE SEVERAL BRANCHES OF THESE ARTS NECESSARY TO BE KNOWN BY ALL GOOD HOUSEWIVES.
MIDDLETON, JOHN
Revised and recommended by Mr. Henry Howard Pleasing recent retrospective chestnut-colored calf, covers with central frame formed by multiple blind and decorative rules, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, maroon morocco label. Printer's woodcut rose device on title page. Bitting, p. 324; Oxford, p. 64; Vicaire, col. 598; Maclean, p. 101. Title page a little soiled, very faint dampstain to tail margin of first half of text, occasional min

Revised and recommended by Mr. Henry Howard Pleasing recent retrospective chestnut-colored calf, covers with central frame formed by multiple blind and decorative rules, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, maroon morocco label.
Printer's woodcut rose device on title page. Bitting, p. 324; Oxford, p. 64; Vicaire, col. 598; Maclean, p. 101. Title page a little soiled, very faint dampstain to tail margin of first half of text, occasional minor marginal stains, smudges, or corner creases, other trivial imperfections, but AN EXCELLENT COPY of a book difficult to find in pleasing condition, the text generally clean and fresh with especially ample margins, and in an unworn sympathetic binding.
London
Printed for Thomas Astley
1734
yes
206 x 124 mm. (8 1/8 x 4 7/8") 1 p.l. (title), iv, 249, [9] pp
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Manuscripts
1709 NE 27th St, Suite G
McMinnville, OR 97128
jill@pirages.com
Jill Mann
14 Dec. 2017
Les Bucoliques
DIDOT (Firmin)
Basane de l'époque, dos lisse orné, roulette en encadrement sur les plats, [14] - 264 pp.
Firmin Didot
1806
yes
19/07/2017
353 rue des Pyrénées 75020 PARIS FRANCE
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Emmanuel Fradois
14 Dec. 2017
La Retraite à temps ou une année au Bengale
WALLACE-DUNLOP (MADELEINE ET ROSALINDE)
La Retraite à temps ou une année au Bengale avant les Mutineries des Cipayes par deux soeurs

Broché, 375 pp.
Imprimerie Nouvelle
1882
yes
27/04/2017
353 rue des Pyrénées 75020 PARIS FRANCE
contact@livresetmanuscrits.com
Emmanuel Fradois
14 Dec. 2017
Le Moyen de parvenir
BÉROALDE DE VERVILLE (François Brouart dit)
LE MOYEN DE PARVENIR, Oeuvre contenant la raison de tout ce qui a esté, est, & sera : Avec démonstrations certaines & nécessaires, selon la rencontre des effects de vertu. Et adviendra que ceux qui auront nez à porter lunettes s'en serviront, ainsi qu'il est escrit au Dictionnaire à dormir en toutes langues. S. Recensuit Sapiens ab A ad Z.

Maroquin rouge avec encadrements sur les plats du type "à la du Seuil" (pastiche du XIXe siècle), [4] - 617 pp.
Imprimé cette année. (c1620)
yes
27/04/2017
353 rue des Pyrénées
75020 PARIS
contact@livresetmanuscrits.com
Emmanuel Fradois
14 Dec. 2017
Apophthegmes, that is to saie, prompte, quicke, wittie and sentencious saiynges, of certain Emperours, Kynges, Capitaines, Philosophiers and Oratours, as well Grekes, as Romaines, bothe veraye pleasaunt [et] profitable to reade, partely for all maner of
Erasmus, Desiderius [d. 1536].
In later tan calf binding with attractive floriate borders and panel decoration blind-stamped on boards. More recently rebacked with four raised bands on spine and blind-stamped decoration in the compartments; burgundy lettering-piece with author and title gilt. All edges washed red. [20], 345, [12] leaves; signatures *-2*8, 3*4, a-z8, A-Y5 (LACKS the three final blanks). Includes index. Printed in black letter with attractive woodcut initials. Occasional manuscript marginalia. Leaves *1-5; *7; 3*4; h1-5; m1; v1; v8, z6, A-C2, C8, U7, X-Y5 supplied in sympathetic facsimile. Paper fault at foredge of t4 affecting one or two letters in the marginal note. Repair to top foredge corner of v7. Brown marks in foredge margin of x3-4. A few leaves close-trimmed at foredge, touching marginal notes in places. Minor light damp-marking and some marks of use. Crisp, clean and tight. A very good example of this rare book, the text of which is now complete. STC (2nd ed.), 10443; ESTC S105498.
Richard Grafton
1542
no
28/07/2017
c/o ABA Office
biro@collectablebooks.co.uk
Tom Biro
14 Dec. 2017
Herodoto Alicarnaseo Tradot
Herodotus
Bound in vellum. Approx 5" x 3.5" x 1.5". Title spine reads: 'Herodoto Alicarnaseo Tradot', with '1533' at the bottom.
1533
no
14th September 2017
Rye
East Sussex
UK
keith.reilly@mac.com
Keith Reilly
14 Dec. 2017
North
Heaney (Seamus)
paperback, signed by Heaney on the title page
no
Caveat Emptor Used and Rare Books
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Bloomington, Indiana 47404
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John McGuigan
14 Dec. 2017
Field Work
Heaney (Samus)
signed by Heaney on the title page.
no
Caveat Emptor Used and Rare Books
112 N. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
USA
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John McGuigan
14 Dec. 2017
Zone
Appolinaire (Guillaume)
translated by Samuel Beckett, published by the Dolmen Press, in an edition numbered and signed by Samuel Beckett, with a short haiku by Alan Ginsberg written on the front endpaper, and signed by Ginsberg; in navy blue boards in a blue slipcase, about 10 inches high
no
Caveat Emptor Used and Rare Books
1319 West 6th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
United States
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John McGuigan
14 Dec. 2017
Butcher's Dozen
Kinsella (Thomas)
2 small volumes of printed correspondence, in plain red covers, between designer Bruce Rogers and T. E. Lawrence, concerning Rogers's design and typesetting of Lawrence's translation of the Odyssey, privately printed by Rogers.
no
Caveat Emptor Used and Rare Books
112 N. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
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John McGuigan
14 Dec. 2017
A New Treatise on Artificial Fireworks.
Robert Jones
Contemporary half calf with marbled covers, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt-lettered red morocco label. Illustrated with 5 folding engraved plates. Extremely rare first edition from 1765 of one of the earliest English works dealing with recreational fireworks
Printed for the author; and sold by J. Millan
1765
yes
Between 23-6-2017 and 27-6-2017
Steinenburglaan 12
3731 GG
De Bilt
The Netherlands
info@zaalbooks.nl
Jeroen Zaal
14 Dec. 2017
La Pyrothecnie Pratique, ou Dialogues entre un Amateur des feux d'Artifice pour le Spectacle et un Jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.
[Grignon & Lalaing]
Contemporary full calf. gilt-tooled spine with 5 raised bands, 5 gilt fleurons and a gilt-lettered red morocco label. Marbled endpapers and edges. Gilt-decorated board edges. Illustrated with 7 folding copper-engraved plates and 1 folding table. Rare early French work on a wide range of recreational fireworks.
L. Cellot, & Jombert fils jeune
1780
yes
Between 23-6-2017 and 27-6-2017
Steinenburglaan 12
3731 GG
De Bilt
The Netherlands
info@zaalbooks.nl
Jeroen Zaal
14 Dec. 2017
The Confidence-Man: his masquerade.
Herman Melville
First English Edition. 354pp., original dark yellow ochre net grain cloth. Spine a little sunned and gilt lettering dull, otherwise flawless: an exceptional copy.
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts.
1857.
yes
01/06/2017
16 Downs View
Bude
Cornwall EX23 8RF
UK
charlie@coxnbox.co.uk
Charles Cox
14 Dec. 2017
A Display of Heraldry
GUILLIM, John (1565-1621).
FIRST EDITION. Folio. Recently respined and recornered, possibly in panelled calf.
Printed by William Hall
1610
yes
4/04/2017-23/05/2017
20-22 Chapel Place
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1YQ
rare@harringtonbooks.co.uk
Adrian Harrington
14 Dec. 2017
Suite de 14 aquarelles répresentant la culture et le travail du thé en Chine
Suite de 14 aquarelles répresentant la culture et le travail du thé en Chine
Suite de 14 aquarelles répresentant la culture et le travail du thé en Chine, disposés deux à deux sur 7 feuilles de papier montées sous marie-louise et numérotées à l'encre, protégés dans une boîte moderne gr. in-4, oblong, en toile verte, plats en altuglas, titre doré au dos
XVIIIe siècle
no
12 mars 2017
Librairie Chamonal
5 rue Drouot
75009 Paris
chamonal2@wanadoo.fr
Rodolphe Chamonal
14 Dec. 2017
5 Maps and Engravings:
Blaeu etc.
- "Comitatus Hollandia", Blaeu, 1608 (ref. Schilder VI, 70)
- "Comitatus Hollandia" Pieter vanden Keere, 1610 (ref. Schilder VI, 71)
- "Novus XVII Inferioris Germaniae Provinciarum Typus" Blaeu, 1608, 2nd state (ref. Schilder VI, 52)
- Cornelis van Dalen, Portret van Maurits von Siegen, engraved portrait (Hollstein 137)
- Lambert Visscher, Portret van Johan de Wit, engraved portrait (Hollstein 31, 2nd
state, before the addition of Cornelis de Witt)
- F.B. van Berkenrode, "Huys te Honsholredyk", engraved view (Hollstein 16)
no
13/04/2017
Secretary
NVvA
secundus@zeelandnet.nl
Peter Everaers
14 Dec. 2017
Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the following interesting Subjects. (1776). [Bound with]: Lettre de Thomas Paine au Peuple Français sur la Journée du 18 Fructidor. (1797)
Thomas Paine
(PAINE, Thomas). Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the following interesting Subjects. (1776). [Bound with]: Lettre de Thomas Paine au Peuple Français sur la Journée du 18 Fructidor. (1797). (Two works in one volume). $16,000.

Philadelphia, printed; London, re-printed [and] Paris: J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House in Piccadilly [and] Imprimerie-Libraire du Cercle-Social, rue du Théâtre-Français, no. 4. An VI de la République, 1776 and 1797.

First editions (see below for details). Two works bound in one volume. Octavo. Quarter bound in early 20th Century parchment and cloth over boards, lettered on the spine in gilt. Modest soiling to the parchment, internally crisp and near fine. The first work, Paine's monumentally important pamphlet *Common Sense*, is the first British edition, third issue: [4], 54pp., with the blank spaces where offending passages (hiatuses) are left blank on the first page of the introduction. The second work is the first French language edition of Paine's *Letter to the People of France and the French Armies, on the event of the 18th Fructidor*. 39, [1]pp. *OCLC* indicates that the English language issue was published in New York in 1797 (and lists 15 holdings); this considerably scarcer French translation (*OCLC* locates only 5 copies) was published the same year as the "Coup of 18 Fructidor" by members of the French Directory on September 4th, 1797. Of Thomas Paine, John Adams wrote: "Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain." Paine lived in France for most of the 1790s, becoming deeply involved in the French Revolution. A plaque in the street where he lived in Paris notes that Paine was an "Englishman by birth, American by adoption, and French by decree." Both pamphlets are well-preserved in a handsome binding. For *Common Sense*: *Gimbel* CS 24-27; for *Lettre de Thomas Paine*: *Martin & Walter* 3, 26322.
J. Almon
1776
no
1/10/2017
112 Nicholson Road
Gloucester City, NJ, USA 08030
mail@betweenthecovers.com
Thomas Congalton
14 Dec. 2017
Le Calendrier de Vénus
Uzanne Octave
viii-237pp-[3], relié, couverture illustrée par Daniel Vierge imprimée en couleurs.
Édition originale tirée à 100 exemplaires en tirage de luxe sur divers papiers (parchemin, Japon, Chine, Renage, Whatman). Celui-ci, l'un des 15 sur Chine, est l'exemplaire personnel de l'auteur. Sous la justification, les mots autographes : « exemplaire sur chine de l'auteur » sont écrits au crayon par Octave Uzanne qui signe. Il contient les particularités suivantes : l'illustration du premier plat de couverture est en deux états supplémentaires sur Chine, un état en noir avant la lettre, un état en bistre avec la lettre ; une encre originale signé de A.(lbert) Lynch ; le frontispice décliné sur 10 tirages différents – deux clichés d'impression retouchés à l'encre dont un en inversion, un tirage avant la lettre sur papier rose, le même en sanguine sur Chine, un troisième en sépia sur Chine, un quatrième en noir sur Chine, trois tirages en noir sur vergé avant la lettre, le tirage définitif sur Chine – ; un portrait de l'auteur rehaussé aux crayons de couleurs contresigné en bleu par Octave Uzanne ; un portrait gravé par Paul Avril de l'auteur, probablement réalisé spécialement pour cette édition. L'exemplaire est en outre enrichi d'une eau-forte originale de F. Courboin d'après Félicien Rops sous forme de compliment adressé par Octave Uzanne pour 1892 et du bulletin d'abonnement pour sa revue Le Livre Moderne. Octave Uzanne, grand amateur de reliures, a fait paré son exemplaire d'une demi-reliure à coins en maroquin lavallière, plats de papier caillouté 'œil de chat'. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée, caissons ornés de filets, fleurons et fleurs mosaïqués dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin bleu, lieu et millésime dorés en queue. Rares doublures et gardes volantes réalisées en estampes japonaises (Zeshin et Kyosaï notamment), doubles gardes de papiers peignés. Tête dorée, non rogné, couv. conservée. [V.Champs]. Exempt de rousseurs, ce qui est rare sur un tel papier.
Provenance : Octave Uzanne (ex-libris multiples et vente), Isidoro Fernandez (ex-libris)
Edouard Rouveyre
1880
no
probablement le 16/12/2016
176-176A rue Blaes
1000, Bruxelles
Belgium
oldbooks@labac.be
Wolles Gilles
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