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12 Oct. 2018
La Pucelle d'Orléans. Poème héroï-comique en dix-huit chants
VOLTAIRE
In-12 de 252 pp., maroquin rouge, filets dorés sur les plats, dos lisse orné d'un décor à la grotesque doré, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, coupes et bordures décorées, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque).
Orné de 18 figures libres. Bel exemplaire en maroquin de l'époque.
Londres, [Paris, Cazin]
1780
60 boulevard Aiguier
83000 TOULON
librairiedaprevent@yahoo.fr
La librairie d’ÂPRE-VENT
14 Aug. 2018
EMMA: A Novel
Austen, Jane
First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Beautifully bound to style by Aquarius of London. Full speckled calf, double ruled in gilt to the upper and lower boards. Five raised bands, elaborate gilt decorated compartments, title and volume numbers in gilt to red and green morocco labels to the spine. Plain endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. Original half title present to volume three. Faded ownership name to the top edge of title page of volume II and the occasional short closed tear and finger mark throughout. A very attractive example.
London
London: John Murray.
1816
yes
c. 26 July 2018
Hardcover, three volumes.
York Eco Business Centre
Amy Johnson Way
York
YO30 4AG
UK
james@luciusbooks.com
Lucius Books
11 Jul. 2018
Memoire sur le Pais des Cafres et la Terre de Nuyts [and] Second memoire sur le Pais des Cafres et la Terre de Nuyts
PURRY, Jean-Pierre
Two volumes in one, small octavo, pp. 84 + 78, [ii]; later calf. First title-page a little dusty and with two early signatures, light marginal water stain on a few leaves in the second work.
Amsterdam
1718
606 High Street
3181 Prahran
Victoria
AUSTRALIA
books@peterarnold.com.au
Peter Arnold
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
jill@pirages.com
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 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
contact@livresetmanuscrits.com
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
1319 West 6th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
United States
proeditprodesign@hotmail.com
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
proeditprodesign@hotmail.com
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
proeditprodesign@hotmail.com
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
proeditprodesign@hotmail.com
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
Stolen Books