UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE or THE MELLSTOCK QUIRE A Rural Painting of the Dutch School: with wood engravings by Clare Leighton
MacMillan, 1940 Later Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Illustrator: Leighton, Clare. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Size: 10" x 7.5" approx. Illustrator: Leighton, Clare. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Art & Design. Inventory No: 0035686. (Book ref. 0035686) £40.00
THE WORLD'S EXPLORERS including Livingstone's Discoveries and Stanley's Search. by S.O.Beeton, F.G.S., and Ronald Smith. Illustrated with many designs and engravings by eminent artists.
Ward Lock, 1870 Edition Unstated. Binding: Hardcover (Pictorial Boards). Book Condition: Poor Condition. All illustrations present; bright coloured frontis and half-title. Worn and loose, but a good reading copy. Size: 8" x 5.5" approx. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 0035245. (Book ref. 0035245) £18.00
Illustrations of NATURAL HISTORY: a Series of Engravings and Descriptive Accounts of the Most Interesting and Popular Genera and Species of the Animal World.
Longman & Co , No date Later Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. In stock, for immediate despatch. No date - 1850's? 24 engraved plates, plus frontis and title vignette. Signs if light damp throughout. Original cloth covered boards with gilt decoration to front, replacement spine strip. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Natural History & the Environment ; Inventory No: 0026370. (Book ref. 0026370) £95.00
The Poetical Works of William Cowper Esq. and Memoir of the Author. Illustrated with a Portrait and Twenty Other Splendid Engravings on Steel by G.Standfast
Charles Daly , 1860 Later Edition. Binding: Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. All books held by me, for immediate despatch. No date - 1860's? Guarded portrait frontis, steel engraved half title vignette, 16 of 19 full page steel engravings. Red leather gilt, 4 raised bands, aeg over gauffering to all edges. Some rubbing to corners, front hinge starting, foxing, and small ink stain to top edge of prelims. Packed weight 620g Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 0022725. (Book ref. 0022725) £30.00
The Complete Engravings, Etchings & Drypoints of Albrecht Durer
Dover, 1973. Trade Paperback. Good. 0486228517 A good pbk copy. 4to. (Book ref. 104874) £8.00
THE LIFE OF A SOLDIER; A Narrative and Descriptive Poem. With Eighteen Engravings by ...
William Sams 1823. 1st Ed. Royal 8vo. Half title present. [viii] + 150pp. + [ii] publ. adverts. 18 hand cold. aquatint plates. Some light browning, ex.-libris Henry C. Taylor, uncut, original boards, later paper spine? Some wear and soiling to boards with crudely hand cold. port. to upper board, paper backed linen d/w., enclosed in red straight grained morocco pull off slipcase with raised bands and gilt lettering to ‘spine’, minor rubbing to extremities. The career of a young British soldier in the Far East and through the Peninsular campaign told in verse.Scarce uncut and in boards.Abbey Life 361; Tooley, pp.141-2; Prideaux, pp.305, 340.William Heath [pseud. Paul Pry] (1794/5–1840), caricaturist and illustrator. ODNB ‘... it has been suggested that he was brought up in Spain (George, English Political Caricature, 207n.). There is little biographical information about this man, who was probably a soldier and certainly an accomplished artist, practising in caricature, military illustration, portraiture, and landscape ... he was principally occupied in illustrating books, mainly on military themes. The most notable are The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and her Allies (1815), for which he designed fifty-two plates, The Wars of Wellington by William Combe (1819), and his own Life of a Soldier (1823). During this time he also drew theatrical portraits or ‘characters’. He described himself in 1819 as ‘portrait and military painter’ (George, Catalogue, 9.civ). When the demand for military prints declined in the 1820s Heath reverted to caricatures, published either as individual prints or as sets, and soon established himself in a leading position ...’ US$624 (Book ref. 184002) £400.00
LES ENSEIGNES DE PARIS 2 volumes
(Le Goupy, Paris 1924) This is a collection of 20 full page engravings of Paris signs in excellent condition, inserted into text signatures which decribe the accompanying signs. The signaures and the plates are loosely inserted into two folders, each with an illustrated front cover, and are not bound in any way. There are 48pp and 52pp of text in the two volumes. The two folders are themselves inserted together in a stiff card cover , with some wear of the hinges. This outer cover is inserted into a slip case of the same marbled card , and this is a little rubbed round the edges. 4to size, printed on stout Madagascar de Papeteries paper, the copy offered is number 288 (of one folder) and 256 (of the second) of a limited edition of 575 copies. The contents i.e. the text (which is in French) and the engravings are in excellent fine condition. (Book ref. 9904) £100.00
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM HOGARTH IN A SERIES OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY STEEL ENGRAVINGS in 5 Volumes
(Mackenzie, London, not dated circa 1880?) There are 5 volumes, labelled as such (Divisions 1 - 5), and the whole work is described as the Complete Works with 150 illustrations.However the breakdown of the various volumes is as follows Vol 1: xvii, 1 - 72pp and 14 plates.Vol 2: 65 - 104pp and 14 platesVol 3: xiv, 105 - 134pp and 21 platesVol 4: 149 - 164pp and 31 platesVol 5: 165 - 186pp and 30 platesYou will see that pp 65 - 72 are duplicated, and pp 135 - 148 are missing. There are also only 110 plates out of the 150 described on the title page. It appears that the binder must have had an off-day. Top and bottom of spines rubbed. Volume 3 has broken internal hinges. Volume 4 has tender front hinge. and split along rear hinge. Volume 1 has broken internal hinges and a couple of detached plates. Overall a good set. Please enquire for shipping rates abroad (this is a heavy set, and shipping will be expensive) (Book ref. 7958) £75.00
THE LIFE OF JONATHAN WILD THE GREAT
(Folio Society 1966) Demy 8vo brown and white dec'd cloth. 187pp. Wood engravings. F ine (no slip case) (Book ref. 6493) £4.00
Prehistoric Rock Paintings and Engravings of Zambia. (Exhibition Catalogue).
Livingstone: Livingstone Museum, 1972. Zambia National Monuments Commission."Although they have usually been considered a part of later Stone Age culture, archaeologists now regard some of these paintings as the product of Iron Age peoples. ..This catalogue is very consciously not only a guide to an exhibition, but a useful contribution to the study of the Rock Art of Zambia." Pp.70, 39 black & white photo illustrations,map to rear endpaper. Paperback, slightly rubbed. G+. (Book ref. 38128) £20.00
The Art of David Jones in the 1920s : Watercolours, Drawings, Wood-Blocks, Engravings and Books
London: Wolseley Fine Arts Plc, 1992. Illustrated by Illustrated. 1st Edition. Pictorial Card Covers. Near Fine/N/a. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 40pp. A super copy of this frist edition booklet (1992). 8vo. (no spine). Contains several b/w reproductions of his work. There is some rubbing to the spine edge, otherwise the booklet is fresh, clean and tight with no inscriptions. A near fine copy. (Book ref. 228112) £14.00
The Ninety-First Psalm with Wood-Engravings By Dorothea Braby
London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1944. Illustrated by Braby, Dorothea. First Edition. Cream Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Large 12pp. 1944. Limited edition (no. 230/350 copies) printed by The Golden Cockerel Press on Tree and Serpent hand-made paper in Golden Cockerel type. The text beautifully illustrated by the woodblocks of Dorothea Braby. Original publisher's cream/beige linen boards with gilt embossed leather title block to the spine. A lovely production. Light soiling/mottling to the cloth boards - most noticable to the head of the spine and to the front board. A very few, very slight fox spots to the paper commensurate with age. A charming book. (Book ref. 227986) £95.00
Charlotte Emily Anne Bronte the Complete Novels Illustrated with Wood Engravings : Wuthering Heights; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall ; Jane Eyre; The Professor; Agnes Grey; Shirley; Vilette - A Box Set of 7 Volumes.
London: The Folio Society, 1991. Illustrated by Forster, Peter. First Printing Thus. Green Silk. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Large Z A first printing of the 1991 reissue with new illustrations. A very good plus or near fine set in a very good plus slipcase. A well presented box set of 7 volumes. Set in Scotch Roman with Bodoni display printed at the Bath press, Avon on Penicuik Wove Paper and bound in full moire silk covered boards. Gilt embossed lettering to the spine of the books. Light or slight fading to the moire spines - much less than is usually the case with this edition - they are still green and have not turned grey. No inscriptions. A slight soil mark to the fore-edge of 'Jane Eyre'. A bump to the head of the 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'. A slight bump to the tail of 'Shirley'. The very slightest of marks to the head of the 'E' of 'The professor'. The slipcase - also covered with silk sides is in very good plus condition. There is a bump to one corner of the slipcase. A lovely well preserved set in original slipcase. (Book ref. 227775) £40.00
The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Embellished with Elegant Engravings and Illustrated Notes By the Revd. Matthew Henry (in Two Volumes complete)
London: Thomas Cornish & Co., 1813. Illustrated by Various. Reprint. Black Suede. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Z A two volume work - no date but the Old Testament frontispiece is dated 1812 and the New Testament frontispiece dated 1813. Circa 1813. Numerous full page copper engravings illustrate the text. Volume one is Genesis to the end of the Psalms and volume two is Proverbs through to Revelation, but it also includes the Apocrypha. This two volume set has been re-bound in the twentieth century in an unusual black suede leather. This suede has been gilt-embossed with the titles 'Family Bible' to each spine and a cross to the front boards. There are five raised bands to each spine. Both volumes remain firmly bound. Marbled endpapers have been used. Volume one has a neat contemporary or near contemporary ink inscription to the final blank (now pasted to the rear endpaper) : Mrs Budd, 4 Bishops Terrace, Walcot Square, Kensington Road, London in a neat hand. Neat strips of red material have been inserted by the binder support the inner hinges of each volume - presumably because of their weight and bulk. The Frontispiece margins of the Old Testament (a charming engraving of Adam and Eve) have been repaired neatly as has a 9cm tear from the margin. There are general stains to the margins of the title page and the frontispiece. Perhaps less cleverly (or with a view to strengthening it) the frontispiece has been pasted on to the reverese of the front endpaper. The title page and frontispiece/front endpaper have pulled slightly away from the contents page leaving an open tear of around 7mm in length. Some of the corners of the pages to both volumes have been turned - others rounded. There is some scattered foxing and some soiling - mostly of the finger type and a general toning to the paper commensurate with age. In volume two - the first two leaves have again pulled away from the remaining text with more noticable consequences - several short tears at the margin and some revealed webbing. There is also splitting at the rear inner hinge with the mull revealed. The boards remain firmly attached (though this is probably due at least in part to the strengthening cloth/tape used on the inner hinges) and the bulk of the textblock tight - to both volumes. There is rubbing to the suede of the front board and spine of volume one. An attractive two volume Bible - somewhat curiously bound, but in such a way that it captures the simplicity of this early nineteenth century edition. (Book ref. 226083) £65.00
Wood Engravings and Drawings of Iain Macnab of Barachastlain
Midas, 1973. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 0859360113 Very good pbk, 4to. (Book ref. 96858) £6.00
The Treasury of Natural History: or, a Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature, to which are added a Syllabus of Practical Taxidermy and a Glossarial Appendix. Fourth Edition
Longman Brown Green & Longmans, 1854 12mo., Fourth Edition, text in double column, with an engraved frontispiece, engraved and printed titles, and over 900 finely detailed woodcut illustrations in the text, frontispiece and engraved title very lightly age-soiled at margins, neat nineteenth century signature on front free endpaper; original decorative green cloth, upper board and backstrip elaborately blocked in blind and lettered in gilt, uncut, rebacked with old backstrip laid down, joints rubbed else a good, firm copy. First published in 1848. Good, clean copy of one of the most profusely illustrated mid-nineteenth century compilations of natural history. The fine frontispiece collecting a large number of species is engraved by Adlard after Marchant. 'Maunder' remained a standard reference until at least the late 1880s. Freeman (BNHB) 2532. (Book ref. 18857) £84.00
The Autumn Road to the Isles. By. 'B.B'. 65 Engravings by Denys Watkins-Pitchford
Nicholas Kaye,  8vo., with numerous illustrations (many full-page) in the text; cloth, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dust wrapper, the latter very lightly soiled on (predominantly white) rear panel. Striking coloured dust wrapper illustration by L.R. Squirrell (Book ref. 18875) £50.00
The Southern Coast of England A Picturesque, Antiquarian and Topographical Description of the Scenery, Towns and Ancient Remains on that part of the coast. Illustrated with 35 engravings after Turner, Collins, Prout, Owen, Dewint and others.
M A Nattali, London 1849 FIRST EDITION 8vo red cloth hardback with ornate gilt upper board and spine. AEG. 324pp., with 35 full page engravings. Some gathers loose and spine faded but A Good Reading Copy with All Engravings present. (Shelf 105) (Book ref. 34221) £45.00
A Selection of Engravings on Wood by Thomas Bewick
Harmondsworth: King Penguin, 1947. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. King Penguin series. Small 8vo. Pictorial boards. 56 pp. B/w illustrations. No inscriptions. Clean and sound. VG (Book ref. 08920) £7.00
The Collector: Containing Articles and Illustrations.On China, Engravings, Neddlework Pictures and Embroidery, Lace, Old Silver, Pewter, Old Books and Prints, &c. Volume I
London: Horace Cox, 1905. Hardcover. 'Cheap Edition'. Large 4to. Grey cloth with maroon titles and decoration. 158 pp. plus ads. Colour frontispiece. B/w plates and illustrations. Gift inscr. to front pastedown. Title page and frontispiece loose. Other page fine. Binding sound. GOOD+ (Book ref. 04763) £10.00