• # 19524

    CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 - 43 B.C.)

    M. Tulli Ciceronis Orationes

    ex recensione Ioannis Georgi Graevii cum ejusdem animadversionibus, et notis integris Francisci Hottomanni, Dionysii Lambini, Fulvii Ursinii, Pauli Manutii ac selectis aliorum. Amstelodami [Amsterdam] : P. & I. Blaeu, 1699. Octavo, six volumes, full plain vellum, manuscript titles to spines, bookplate to pastedowns, various pagination, copperplate frontispiece to volume 1, ornamental headpieces and initials; a fine …

  • # 19427

    KANGXI, Emperor of China (1654-1722); MILNE, William (1785-1822) (translator)

    The sacred edict, containing sixteen maxims of the Emperor Kang-hi,

    amplified by his son, the Emperor Yoong-ching; together with a paraphrase on the whole, by a Mandarin. Translated from the Chinese original, and illustrated with notes, by the Rev. William Milne, Protestant Missionary at Malacca. Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1870. Second edition. Octavo, half morocco over marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed, upper board with …

  • # 19668

    CAREFOOTE, Pearce J.

    Flickering of the flame. Print and the Reformation

    Toronto : Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 2017. Narrow folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 172, illustrated. Exhibition catalogue. ‘Among the highlights of this exhibition will be late Medieval vernacular texts, popular among the Humanists; early pamphlets by Luther and his associates; classics of the Continental Reformation, such as Calvin’s definitive 1559 edition of the Institutes; a …

  • # 19523

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900)

    The works.

    New York : Merrill and Baker, [c.1920]. Twenty-six volumes, octavo (194 x 127 mm). Contemporary half tan calf over marbled papered boards, gilt-lettered contrasting morocco title labels to spines (slightly sunned), a couple of bumps to heads of spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers with bookplate of American lawyer and author Henry Waters Taft, black …

  • # 19080

    Temple ov Psychick Youth

    Four occultist newsletters from the Temple ov Psychick Youth

    Denver : Temple ov Psychick Youth, 1988. Variously titled Unity ov purpose; World in action. Four newsletters, each approximately 10 photocopied leaves, illustrated, collated with a paperclip. ‘TOPY is dedicated to the manifestation of magical concepts lacking mysticism or the worship of gods. The group focuses on the psychic and magical aspects of the human brain linked with …

  • # 19070

    LEARY, Timothy; MELTZNER, Ralph; ALPERT, Richard

    The psychedelic experience. A manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

    New York : University Books, 1964. Quarto, illustrated cloth (edges slightly rubbed), illustrated endpapers, pp. 160. “The authors were engaged in a program of experiments with LSD and other psychedelic drugs at Harvard University until sensational national publicity, unfairly concentrating on student interest in the drugs, lead to the suspension of the experiments. Since then …

  • # 18820

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900)

    Sesame and lilies

    Kent : George Allen, 1886. Seventh edition. Octavo, original binding of half morocco over marbled paper boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament, marbled endpapers, marbled edges; pp. xi, 180, pages 76-79 printed in red, original owner’s pencilled notes to final blank; a fine copy. The work is comprised of two lectures delivered …

  • # 19077

    Thoughts on the business of life (signed copy)

    New York : B. C. Forbes Publishing Company, 1939. Third printing. Octavo, cloth, pp. 182. Signed by Forbes on the half title. Forbes was the founder of Forbes Magazine.

  • # 19525

    RUSKIN, John.

    The art of England.

    Lectures given in Oxford, during his second tenure of the Slade Professorship. London : George Allen, 1887. Second edition. Quarto, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in half crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine in compartments lettered in gilt with gilt ornamentation, marbled endpapers, pp. [vi]; 292, a fine copy. Lectures on Rossetti and Holman Hunt; Burne-Jones …

  • # 17115

    SINCLAIRE, F. (Frederick)

    Annotations. (Presentation copy)

    Melbourne: G. Jervis Manton, 1920. Series: “Fellowship” publications, no. 4. Duodecimo, papered boards with printed title label (light foxing), a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper for Melbourne watchmaker and jeweller Joseph Lowy and his wife, using their nicknames: ‘To Mushka and Pat Lowy, 1924’, and with a frivolous rhyme in German (a private joke) below; 48 pp; …

  • # 18867

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900)

    Sesame and lilies [together with Munera Pulveris]

    London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1871. Revised and enlarged edition. Two volumes, octavo, original bindings of full speckled calf, boards ruled in gilt, spines with raised bands, contrasting title labels, gilt lettering and ornament, marbled endpapers, marbled edges; pp. xxviii, 172; xxvii, 186 (including indexes); pale foxing to preliminaries, previous owner’s pencilled marginalia throughout …

  • # 18358

    WEBER, Johann Adam (1611-1686)

    [BINDING] Discursus curiosi et fructuosi, ad praecipuas totius litteraturae humanae scientias illustrandas accomodati, …

    [Salzburg : J.B. Mayr, 1690?]. Octavo, contemporary binding of painted vellum, gilt ornamentation, upper panel with central image of a statue of the Madonna and Child and legend ‘Monastery Ettalensis Fundatrix’ (Ettal Abbey, or Kloster Ettal, is a Benedictine monastery situated near Oberammergau in Bavaria, founded in 1330; the statue of the Madonna and Child is said to …

  • # 18398


    [GERMAN ENLIGHTENMENT] An early eighteenth century Kollektaneenbuch (commonplace book) with Latin, Greek, French and Hebrew entries, belonging to a young Lower Silesian nobleman and scholar.

    Lauban ; Leipzig ; Halle ; Magdeburg ; Frankfurt and der Oder, 1724-29. Oblong octavo, original full calf, upper and lower boards with elaborate blind-tooling in gilt featuring central armorial design, spine with raised bands (frayed at head and foot), original patterned endpapers, all edges gilt, [176] leaves, of which approximately one-third contain manuscript entries …

  • # 18491

    TROTSKY, Leon (1879-1940), et al.

    Leon Trotsky : a group of ephemeral publications, 1930s-40s.

    I. Trotsky, Leon. Stalinism and Bolshevism : concerning the historical and theoretical roots of the Fourth International. New York : Pioneer Publishers, 1937. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stapled, 29, [1] pp; a fine copy. II. Trotsky, Leon. In defense of the Soviet Union : a compilation 1927-1937. New York : Pioneer Publishers, 1937. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stapled, …

  • # 16754

    COLE, E.W. (1832-1918)

    “Humanity” / Number one, containing: the human race at a glance, by E.W. Cole.

    [Caption title]. Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide : E. W. Cole, Book Arcade, [1893]. Large quarto, original printed stiff wrappers (marked and foxed, paper splitting along spine), pp. 32, pages 5-31 comprised entirely of  lithographed vignette illustrations of racial types from around the world (arranged 25 to a page), with Cole’s essay occupying the first 4 …

  • # 16551

    FULLER, R. Buckminster; AGEL, Jerome; FIORE, Quentin

    I seem to be a verb.

    New York : Bantam Books, 1970. Trade paperback, original illustrated silver wrapppers lettered in black (slightly scuffed); pp 192; illustrated throughout; a good copy. An experimental publication by the American architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller, in collaboration with producer Jerome Angel and designer Quentin Fiore. The whimsical work is replete with utopian plans and …