[London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (3.9 cm) in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in the original turned mahogany case with fitted lid. A very fine …
[First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm,  leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …
JUVENAL (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis)
London : T. Bensley, 1807. Quarto, in a handsome contemporary russia binding with heavy sides for subscriber Thomas Wildman, boards with ornate blind tooling ruled in gilt, the upper board with the coat-of-arms of Newstead Abbey (Byron’s ancestral home) stamped in gilt, spine gilt with double raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers, armorial bookplate of …
containing an account of the country and Its inhabitants, the life and religion of Mohammed, the conquest, arts, and literature of the Saracens, the Caliphs of Damascus, Bagdad, Africa, and Spain, the modern Arabs, the Wahabees, the Bedouins &c. &c. London : T. Nelson and Sons, 1852. Edinburgh cabinet library new edition. Octavo, publisher’s gilt-illustrated cloth …
MARTYR, Peter (Pietro Martire d'ANGHIERA, 1457-1526), et al.; EDEN, Richard (translator) (c.1520-1576)
The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.
… Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden. Londini : In aedibus Guilhelmi Powell, Anno. 1555. Colophon (one of four known variants): Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Robert Toy … M. D. LV. Quarto (178 x 130 …
JAMES II, King of England, 1633-1701; [MACCLESFIELD, Charles Gerard, Earl of, 1618?-1694]
By the King, a Proclamation. James R. Whereas upon Information We have received against Charles Earl of Macclesfeild (sic), We have thought fit to Direct Our Warrant for Apprehending the said Earl for High Treason, who is since fled from Iustice, and does now lie concealed … Given at Our Court at Windsor the Seventh day of September 1685. In the First Year of Our Reign. God save the King.
London : Printed by the assigns of John Bill deceas’d, and by Henry Hills, and Thomas Newcomb …, 1685. Broadside, folio (355 x 280 mm), printed recto only on wove paper, royal blazon at the head, historiated initial; a fine disbound example with manuscript foliation 24 at top right. A rare proclamation broadside issued by King James …
LAPORTE, François Louis Nompar de Caumont de, comte de Castelnau (1810-1880); HUPÉ, Louis Hippolyte (1819-1867); NICOLET, Hercule (1801-1872); GUICHENOT, Alphonse (1809-1876); GERVAIS, Paul (1816-1879)
The French scientific expedition to South America under Castelnau, 1843-47: an archive of proof lithographs (with some original drawings) for zoological plates published in Part VII of Expédition dans les parties centrales de l’Amérique du Sud (1855-59).
The French scientific expedition to the Amazon in 1843-47 was the most important undertaken in South America in the nineteenth century. Organised at the behest of Louis Philippe, it was led by the naturalist François Laporte, comte de Castelnau (1810-1880), who was accompanied by two botanists and a taxidermist. The expedition crossed South America from Rio de Janeiro to Lima, following …
KEITH, Elizabeth (illustrator)
Grin and Bear It : caricatures by Elizabeth Keith exhibited at the Peers’ Club Tokyo, November 22, 23, 24, 1917.
Tokyo : “The New East” Press, 1917. Small quarto (270 x 195 mm), original limp linen (a little darkened and foxed, rear cover pulled away from staples) with black lettering and pictorial paper onlay to front, pp  (including a catalogue of works), followed by  colour caricature plates of Japanese socialites and political figures, …
ZIEGLER, Hieronymus; BIRCK, Sixt; CROCUS, Cornelius; ZOVITIUS, Jacobus
[BINDING] Dramata sacra : comoediae atque tragoediae aliquot e Veteri Testamento desumptae, quibus praecipuae ipsius historiae ita eleganter in scenam producuntur, ut vix quicquam in hoc argumenti genere juventuti Christianae proponi utilius possit : magna parte nunc primum in lucem editae : earum vero catalogum statim a praefatione invenies.
Basileae : [Ex officina Joannis Oporini], . Duodecimo (163 x 98 mm), contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, both covers with floral decoration at centre within rectangular panel with triple fillet border, framed by a sequence of figural elements depicting Biblical scenes separated by narrow spaces with blind tooled lettering; the front cover has …
JUVENAL (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis); PERSIUS (Aulus Persius Flaccus)
[BINDING] Satyrae. Interpretatione ac notis illustravit Ludovicus Prateus. Jussu Christianissimi regis, in usum serenissimi Delphini.
London : for R. Clavel, J. Sprint, & J. Nicholson, 1699. Octavo (195 x 120 mm), contemporary panelled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with contrasting morocco label lettered in gilt; red sprinkled edges; front pastedown with bookplate of Lancashire bibliophile Robert J. Hayhurst, title printed in red and black, with ownership inscription ‘Adam Ottley …
RAYMOND OF SABUNDE (c.1385-1436)
Theologia naturalis sive Liber creatura[rum] specialiter de homine [et] de natura eius in qua[n]tum homo. :[et] de his qu[a] sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendu[m] seip[su]m [et] Deu[m] [et] om[n]e debitu[m] ad q[uo]d ho[mo] tenet[ur] et obligatur tam Deo q[uam] p[ro]ximo.
Impressus Nurembergae : Per Anthoniu[m] koberger [sic] inibi co[n]cluem, 1502. Folio (290 x 210 mm), contemporary sheep over wooden boards (lacking clasps), elabotrate blind-tooling to both boards, upper board including a panel containing abbreviated title, below it a remnant contemporary paper label with manuscript in red and black; A-Q8 R6; title with early (unidentified) ownership …
DUREL, John (editor) [Queen's Binder B]
aliorumque rituum atque ceremoniarum ecclesiae, juxta usum ecclesiae Anglicanae una cum Psalterio seu Psalmis Davidis, ea functatione distinctis, qua cantari aut Recitari debent in Ecclesiis. London : excudit Rogerus Nortonus, regius in Latinis, Græcis & Hebraicis typographus; væneuntque apud Sam. Mearne, regium bibliopolam in Vico vulgariter dicto Little-Britain, 1670. Octavo, fine English ‘drawer-handle’ binding of elaborate …
MIRANDULA, Octavianus (FIORAVANTI, Ottavio)
Argentorati [i.e. Strasbourg] : in Aedibus Vuendelini Rihelij [Wendelin Rihel], 1549. Duodecimo (175 x 100 mm), fine contemporary German calf blind-tooled by the Meister NP (initialed and dated 1549 in roll), boards framed by a roll featuring portrait busts of Old Testament figures Joshua and Solomon, and goddesses from Classical mythology Diana and Persephone; central panels with …
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
Ramusio, Giovanni Battista
Primo volume et quarta edizione. Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio et con molti vaghi
discorsi da lui in molti luoghi dichiarato et illustrato … … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, 1588. [TOGETHER WITH] Secondo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : Appresso i Giunti, 1583. [TOGETHER WITH] Terzo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, …
MAGRA, James Maria (attributed)
A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty’s Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771;
Undertaken in Pursuit of Natural Knowledge, at the Desire of the Royal Society: containing All the various Occurrences of the Voyage, with Descriptions of several new discovered Countries in the Southern Hemisphere; and Accounts of their Soil and Productions; and of many Singularities in the Structure, Apparel, Customs, Manners, Policy, Manufactures, &c. of their Inhabitants. …