Continental Books

[COOK, Captain James]. HAWKESWORTH, John.. Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majeste Britannique, Et successivement executes par le Commodore Byron, le Capitaine Carteret, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine Cook, dans les Vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour; Traduite de L'Anglois. Tome Premier [-Huitieme]. Chez Nyon, l'aine...Merigot, le jeune. 1789.
Eight volumes. 48, 219, [1]; [4], 243, [1]; 316; [4], 320; [4], 259, [1]; 223, [1]; 131 [i.e. 231], [1]; 252pp. With half-title to each volume. [Bound uniformly with:] Voyage dans l'hemisphere Austral, et autour du monde, Fait sur les vaisseaux de roi l'Aventure & la Resolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774 & 1775; ecrit par Jacques Cook, Commandant de la Resolution; dans lequel on a infere la relation du Capitaine Furneaux, & celle de MM. Forster. Traduit de l'Anglois.... A Paris. Chez J.G. Merigot, le jeune..., 1792. Six volumes. [4], [i]-xl, 375, [1]; 397, [1]; 380; 376; [4], 320; 311pp, [1]. With three half titles, as issued, and a single table opposite p.157, Vol VI. Without the atlas volume. Finely bound in uniform mottled French calf-backed marbled boards, with vellum tips, contrasting red and green morocco title labels, spines richly gilt in scalloppine design. Slightly rubbed, with some chips to extremities of spines. Very occasionally cracking to joints, single wormhole to upper joint Vol III, 2nd work. The odd rust-hole or tear to text, all without loss of sense. Occasional light marking or staining. With ink inscriptions of John Lukis, (with one mention of Guernsey), to titles, thus presumably from the library of Channel Islands based mining engineer John Walter Lukis (1816-1894). Small shelf-mark label of Bibliotheque Rohault-Fleury to FEP of Vol. V of the second work, neatly removed from other volumes.
£ 1,250.00
[LAKE ERIE]. Historischer Kalender Oder Der Hinkende Bot: Auf Das Jahr Christi 1843. Bei Carl Stampfli. 1843.
[72pp]. With woodcuts to text, and an additional folding woodcut plate. Stitched at spine, with blue paper reinforcement. Some creasing/splitting to spine, else a crisp copy, clipped to marginal top corner of first 12 leaves.
£ 250.00
[PORTUGUESE ART], ALFAMA. Doze Desenhos De Lisboa. Alfama Por Alvaro Canelas. S.P.N., [c.1936]. First Edition.
12 beautiful monochrome prints of Lisbon, loosely housed within the original publisher's brushed cloth lettered folio boards. Each print is numbered 71/100, and signed by the artist in pencil.
£ 500.00