Illustrated Books

LOCKER, Edward Hawke. Memoirs of celebrated naval commanders, illustrated by engravings from original pictures in the naval gallery of greenwich hospital. Harding and Lepard. 1832. First edition.
[12], 12, 13, [1], 19, [1], 13, [1], 13, [1], 11, [1], 15, [1], 11, [1], 16, 12, 8, 11, [1], 16, 13, [1], 22, 41, [1], 8, 3, [1], 15, [1], 12pp. With 20 engraved plates. Contemporary navy calf tooled in gilt and blind, marbled boards, A.E.G. Some rubbing. Short marginal tear to one leaf, light foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. Subscriber's copy, ownership inscription of 'Vice Admiral / Sir Graham E. Hamond / 1838', with his armorial bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
RIDER, William. Rider's almanack For the Year of our Lord God MDCCLXXVI. Being bissextile, or leap year: The Sixteenth of the Reign of His present Majesty, george the Third: The Twenty-fifth of the New Style used in Great Britain. And, The First Year of almanacks being restored to Freedom from Tyranny and Dulness. Compiled by the Rev. Mr. Rider, Sur Master of St. Paul's School. Printed for T. Carnan, at Number 65, in St. Paul's Church-yard; and G. Robinson, at Number 25, in Pater-noster-Row. [1775].
[18]ff. Interleaved with blanks (not included in the collation). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. [Bound with:] A companion to the reverend mr. rider's almanack, for mdcclxxvi. Containing A Variety of useful Particulars. Together with a cash-book, on a new plan; More Concise than any yet Published. London. Printed for T. Carnan...., [s.d.]. [17]ff (of 18?). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. With the calendar printed entirely in red ink. Some shaving, with loss, to final lines of the last leaf. 18mo?. Contemporary blind-ruled limp calf wallet-binding, with remains of pink-ribbon tie to flap, marbled pastedown, with pockets at each end.
Price
£ 1,250.00
WATSON, Rev. John.. [Proofs of the Engraved Plates and Vignettes from Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey and their Descendants to the Present Time...]. [s.n.]. [C.1780].
42 plates on leaves numbered to 43, lacking 28 and with 31 detached but present, followed by 33 vignette engravings and initial letter alphabets tipped on to leaves 44-53. Contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss to extremities and surfaces. Ink inscription of Bateman Robson, 1782, to verso of FFEP, other ink inscriptions on the same page and fly-leaves scratched out.
Price
£ 350.00
[BIRCH, Jonathan]. Fifty-one original fables, with morals and ethical index written by [Jonathan Birch] Embellished with Eighty-Five Original Designs by R. Cruickshank...also a translation of Plutarch's banquet of the seven sages. Printed for Hamilton, Adams, and Co. 1833. First edition.
[4], 251pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, a further 51 engraved plates, and numerous illustrations within the text. Attractively bound in contemporary blue calf, five raised bands, richly gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. A trifle rubbed with some surface wear to spine. Ink inscription to verso of FFEP 'Frances M. Amphlett from her affectionate Grandpapa John Shapter July 1887.', ink annotation to title reading 'Jonathan Birch who died 1847', occasional foxing, substantial tears to leaves from p.153-161 touching text and engravings - sympathetically repaired without loss.
Price
£ 200.00
[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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 500.00
[VINCENT, John]. Fowling, A Poem (In Five Books) Descriptive of Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Woodcock, Duck, And Snipe Shooting. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1808. First Edition.
[8], 150pp, [2]. Extra-illustrated with engraved title and 19 engraved plates, folding, from Howitt's British Sports. Exquisitely bound in contemporary green straight-grained morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, with double line and pointille borders enclosing several small tools. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G, attractively gauffered re-using some of the same small tools as used to boards. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester's copy, with his bookplate to FEP. Lot ticket for the Christies sale of Gloucester's library in 2006 loosely inserted.
Price
£ 3,250.00