28003. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS. JOHN.CHARLES. ROGERS.: A Pair of Pencil Drawings, designs for cottages in Church Square, Winchelsea, East Sussex. Dated May 22 1910. Pair of pencil drawings, size: 225 x 140 mm, in very good state, unsigned but offered with a facsimile of the manuscript title page of the original sketch book of J C Rogers from which they were removed. The excellent work of this early 20th Century London architect, trained at the Regent Street Polytechnic has recently come to light through several, presumably family, sales. These examples, though minor, demonstrate Rogers' interest in the vernacular English Queen Ann style, which closely matches 'New' Winchelsea's layout and building design from period of the 18th Century, especially the area known as 'Church Square.' £100.00

26136. ARMFIELD, MAXWELL [ILLUSTRATOR. WILLIAM MORRIS.: The Life and Death of Jason A Metrical Romance by William Morris Decorated by Maxwell Armfield. London, Headley Brothers, [1915]. 4to, pp x, 332, with 6 colour plates and 19 black and white line drawings by Maxwell Armfield, pictorial endpapers, bound in original pink linen cloth blocked in white, slightly rubbed to spine else a very good copy, FIRST EDITION THUS; Armfield wrote a curious note to this edition of the by then unfashionable William Morris and justifying his non 'arts and crafts' 'embellishments' rather than illustrations. £25.00

28121. BINDING. THOMSON AND GRAY.: The Poetical Works of Thomson and Gray. London, Thomas Nelson, 1858. Small 8vo, pp 425, with frontispiece portrait and plates, finely bound in contemporary full red morocco, richly gilt to sides and spine, edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, a fine bright copy, FIRST EDITION THUS, an inconsequential mid Victorian edition of these poets, in a period trade binding of quality; an excellent example. £25.00

28081. BRILLAT SAVARIN.: Physiologie du Goût precedee d'une Notice par Alp Karr dessins de Bertall. Paris, Furne et Cie, 1864. 4to, pp [6], 459, [1], with frontispiece, 6 etched plates printed on India paper, numerous text drawings throughout, by Bertall, untrimmed in slightly later half red morocco by Bruno Scheer, Berlin, in the 'romantic' style to the spine, with elaborate Rococo gilt ornaments, glazed endpapers and board infills, original pictorial cream wrappers including spine bound in beginning and end, rubbing and light wear to the joints and spine ends, occasional minor marginal foxing, but a very good copy overall in an attractive binding by one of the great Berlin bookbinders from the pre-war period. This sumptuous edition of what by 1864 was already considered a great gastronomic classic, employs the illustrated art of Bertall as originally published in the edition of 1848 here presented in new and finely executed form. £175.00

28017. CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. AUDSLEY, W & G [ILLUMINATORS].: The Sermon on the Mount illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, architects, Liverpool ; illustrated by Charles Rolt ; chromolithographed by W.R. Tymms. [London, Day and son, 1861]. Royal Quarto [?], 27 heavy card leaves, including frontispiece and double title page, each with a mounted chromolithograph richly illuminated text from the Sermon on the Mount, bound in original bevel-edged polychrome brown cloth, ornately gilt decorated, slightly rubbed and a bit frayed to spine ends and with usual corner wear, upper joint worn and slightly repaired, internally fine and clean throughout, FIRST EDITION, this very grand version by Audsley of the Sermon is considered over ornate and compares poorly with smaller versions of Owen Jones and Stanesby from the same period. The quality of presentation, however, is never in doubt, and the individual leaves constituted a template for the decorative work of many amateur, and even professional, Victorian illuminators and church decorators. This appears to be the royal quarto version as described online in Victorian Webb ' 'one of the most colourful and complex covers created in the Nineteenth Century.' £85.00

28082. COLLINGWOOD, W GERSHOM.: The Limestone Alps of Savoy: a Study in Physical Geology...with an Introduction by John Ruskin. Orpington, George Allen, 1884. 8vo, pp xxiii, [1], 206, 16 diagrammatic illustrations of rock formations, bound in slightly later [1899] full deep grained goatskin morocco, richly gilt decorated to spine and upper board with the owner's monogram, heavy skiver endpapers with embossed bookplate of Henry Arthur Johnstone dated 1899, an excellent copy, FIRST EDITION. Ruskin had long wanted to write a study on the art aesthetic of Alpine rock formations, but never got around to it. Instead his pupil W G Collingwood wrote this book under his teacher's patronage, published in Ruskin's corpus of works as 'Deucalion - First Supplement' though in fact only the introduction is actually by Ruskin himself. This copy is in one of the remarkable red morocco bindings from the library of Henry Arthur Johnstone, a late Victorian collector remembered for nothing else but his library of matching morocco bindings from the end of the 19th Century, binder unspecified. The collection was sold off to a London bookseller during the First World War, and examples still come on the market time to time. This one would almost certainly have formed part of a set of Ruskin's works, though it is of course a completely independent publication. Collingwood would go on to write a memorable saga on Lake District mythology which, in turn, would influence the young Arthur Ransome in his books for children. £85.00

28000. CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE / AINSWORTH, WILLIAM HARRISON.: The Miser's Daughter. A Tale...with illustrations by George Cruikshank. London, Cunningham & Mortimer, 1843. 3 volumes, 8vo, with 20 etched plates by George Cruikshank including 3 frontispieces, finely bound by Tuckett in contemporary half tan calf, spines richly gilt with raised bands and double green/maroon lettering/numbering pieces, light foxing or browning to the plates, far less than usual, else a fine attractive set, SECOND EDITION, first published the previous year in book form, having been serialised in Ainsworth's Magazine. A very attractive set. £125.00

27867. CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE/ VICTOR HUGO.: Hans of Iceland. London, J Robins and co, 1825. Small 8vo, pp [4], 225, [1], frontispiece and 3 etched plates by George Cruikshank, untrimmed in near contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt with raised bands, slightly rubbed, an excellent clean copy almost free of the usual foxing, FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, an abridgement of Victor Hugo's first published novel of two years earlier. A supremely imaginative fantasy 'it has all the ingredients of a Gothic novel: dreadful murders by the hand of a human monster, a young hero in love with the destitute heroine, royal court intrigues and rebellious uprising, all set in dungeons, dark towers and the untamed nature of Norway...' Cruikshank rose to the occasion with some of his more fantastic images, especially for the frontispiece, recalling his contemporary work illustrating Grimm's Fairy Tales. This book was, no doubt, aimed at a similar audience. £150.00

28083. FERGUSSON, JAMES.: An Historical Inquiry into the True Principles of Beauty in Art, more especially with reference to Architecture...Part the First. London, Longman etc, 1849. Part one only [all published], small folio, pp xvi, 537, colour lithographed frontispiece, 5 engraved plates including 2 double-page, bound in contemporary half maroon morocco, spine gilt with raised bands, slightly rubbed but a very good sound and well bound copy, FIRST EDITION; an important but unfinished work of the famous Scottish architect and historian, whose studies of the aesthetic influence of ancient architecture, with special reference to that of India, was highly influential in mid Victorian England. This present work which includes some interesting autobiographical detail, has been called a 'metaphysical study' , while the author, describing it as his best, claimed to have sold only 4 copies, though he is known to have given most copies away. It remains a key aesthetic study of early architectural practices amongst the ancients. £150.00

28094. KING, JESSIE M [ILLUSTRATOR]. SPENSER, EDMUND.: Poems of Spenser Selected and with an Introduction by W B Yeats. Edinburgh, T C & E C Jack, [1906]. Small square 8vo, pp xlvii, [1], 290, half title, portrait frontispiece and vignette title, 8 plates by Jessie M King heightened in pink, uncut in original blue decorated cloth, a little faded to spine and darkened to lower board, and with light rubbing, else a very good tight clean copy, FIRST EDITION THUS, later reprinted by Caxton Press, a charming example of neat Edwardian book production, with characteristic Glasgow School illustrations of an elaborate Art Nouveau nature by Jessie M King, plus long introduction and [presumably] notes by W B Yeats written in equally characteristic high-flown prose ' Allegory and, to a much greater degree, symbolism are a natural language by which the soul when entranced...communes with God and the angels...', This may, in fact, have been designed as a rather upmarket school text of the period [the private and public school system could well support such publications when poetry was quite major on the curriculum] or at least a suitable gift for a young student of English poetry. £75.00

28005. MAUCHLINE BINDING. SCOTT, SIR WALER.: The Lady of the Lake...with Notes. Edinburgh, John Ross 1874. Small square 8vo, pp 216, illustrated with 6 original albumen photographic view, mounted with descriptive text beneath, bound in Muachlin -style polished wooden boards, morocco spine decorated in gilt with black label, slightly chipped at foot, the joints worn and repaired, small markings and faults to the wood, but in very good state otherwise and holding solidly; This is a rather unusual Mauchline design, though they are many hundreds known, often featuring Sir Walter Scott's poetry inside, with an image of Mary Queen of Scots on the upper board and a vignette view of Sterling Castle on the lower board. These are nicely united with a set of real photographic views inside depicting scenery of the poems. £45.00

21433. MONTESQUIEU, CHARLES DE.: Le Temple de Gnide. revu corrige et augmente. 'Londres', n.d. [but Paris, ?1742]. Small 8vo, pp [4], viii, 85, [1[, engraved frontispiece, title page vignette, 8 text vingettes, unsigned but attributed to Seve, bound in 19th century half morocco, upper joint cracked but holding, a good clean copy internally, EARLY ILLUSTRATED EDITION. From its first appearance in 1724 Montesquieu's little spoof novel from ancient Greece proved popular in both illustrated unillustrated editions. The false imprint of 'Londres' [for Paris] is found on many of them perhaps because of the mildly licentious content of the book , which was in any case intended as a satire on the French court. The illustrated editions of 1742, of which this is one, have numerous issue points which we have been unable to determine. £30.00

27172. MORRIS, WILLIAM. .MACKAIL. J.W.: An Address delivered the XIth November MDCCCC at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith before the Hammmersmith Socialist Society London, Hammersmith Publishing Society, 1902. Square 8vo, pp [40, including blanks], uncut in original vellum backed boards, a fine copy in slightly torn original transparent wrapper, FIRST EDITION; beautifully printed at the Chiswick Press who reprinted it in 1905. £75.00

28014. PERRAULT -. DE BEAUMONT, EDUARD DE [ILLUSTRATOR].: La Barbe Bleue [WITH :La Belle au Bois Dormant]. [Colophon: Asnières-sur-Seine, Boussod Valadon et Cie., 1887] Large folio, 2 parts in one volume [as issued], 42 heavy stub-mounted leaves printed on rectos only, except for the final colophon each one with text and etched colour illustrations reproducing water-colours by Eduard de Beaumont, well bound in contemporary half dark blue heavy grained morocco, spine gilt with fleur de lis decoration and raised bands, rubbed to joints and corners, marbled infill and matching endpapers, all edges gilt, internally fine and clean throughout, FIRST EDITION, This magnificent and grandiose version of two of Perrauld's famous fairy tales was the second of two such collections published based upon the delicate watercolour art of Eduard de Beaumont. 38 examples of his work are reproduced here by the finest technique of colour printing then known in France. This was by no means a book for every child's bookshelf, indeed it is one of the largest fairy tale books of its period - and its original audience was more likely than not an adult one. £250.00

27993. PHOTOGRAPHY. FRISWELL, JAMES HAIN.: Life Portraits of William Shakspeare [sic] : a history of the various representations of the poet, with an examination into their authenticity. London : S. Low, Son, & Marston 1864 Small 4to, pp xii, 128, with 8 mounted original photographic plates by Cundall, Downes and co, bound in original bevel-edged green cloth, pictorial gilt to upper board, minor light foxing to first and last leaves else a fine bright copy throughout, FIRST EDITION, very scarce in this fine state. A notable contribution to the mid Victorian Shakespear - as well as photography - cult. The frontispiece images the famous bust from Stratford church, whilst 4 images reference portraits, spurious or otherwise, and 3 further plates comprise views of Hathaway's Cottage and the church interior from life. £75.00

28117. PROUT, SAMUEL [ILLUSTRATOR]. KENNEDY, [EDITOR].: The Continental Annual , and Romantic Cabinet for 1832. With illustrations by Samuel Prout. London, Smith Elder and co, [1832]. 8vo, pp ix, [1], 313, [1], engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, 11 plates [as called for], ALL FINELY HAND COLOURED, probably near contemporary, finely bound in 20th century full cerise deep grained morocco, spine gilt with raised bands and black label, a fine copy throughout with tissue guards in place before the plates, FIRST EDITION; The Continental Annuals were a popular series at this period, combining a selection of new short stories and novellas having European settings, with Continental views of cities by distinguished artists, in this case the ever prolific and popular Samuel Prout. His expert work is here presented through work of a series of highly competent engravers supervised by E I Roberts. This is a magnificent copy hand-coloured to the highest standard, and with views ranging from Antwerp to Nuremberg, Dresden to Prague, as well, of course, Italy. The literary contributions are not without interest, however, though annoyingly anonymous. They includes a three part novella 'The Prima Donna, a musical tale.' which is not the 1828 novel of that name attributed to one Richard Becke, but a story concerning Mozart and opera set in the 1770's; authorship is untraced, but it claims to be the work of 'a musical amateur.' £175.00

28010. PURTON, WILLIAM.: The Dunce's Dessert. Or Horatian Trifles and Homeric Cream. Oxford, T & G Shrimpton [Whtiaker, Cambridge], [1861]. 2 parts in one [as issued], 4to, pictorial title page, tinted frontispiece and dated title page to first part, dedication leaf, 28 plates with Homeric captions [in Latin] beneath; part 2 with title page, contents leaf, blank, 28 caricature plates with English captions, contemporary half calf, spine chipped at ends, upper board detached, internally a sound clean copy for rebacking, FIRST EDITION; William Purton's only published collection of drawings. A good account of him is given by Chris Beetles in his 2015 Illustrators catalogue ['an amateur draftsman of some skill and flair'], in which he illustrates Purton's unpublished illustrations for Tennyson's Idylls of the King. A scarce collection of drawings; The Bodleian suggests that the title page is worded 'Ice Cream' [referring to the second part] and four parts were originally intended, though only 2 published - suggesting there was, perhaps, more than one issue. £60.00

28026. RUSKIN , JOHN.: Ariadne Florentina : six lectures on wood and metal engraving, given before the university of Oxford, in Michaelmas term, 1872 Orpington : George Allen 1876 Large 8vo, pp vi, 266, with 17 heliograph plates, finely bound by Mansell in contemporary bevel edged gilt panelled red morocco, spine gilt decorated with raised bands, all edges gilt, a little rubbed joints and with slight insect damage to joints at head of spine, else a fine clean copy throughout, FIRST COMBINED EDITION IN PARTS, originally issued in parts by Allen between 1872 and 1876, with a collective edition issued in New York the previous year; this, however is the authorised edition with all the plates, also issued as volume 7 of the ongoing edition of Ruskin's works put out by Allen over many years. The lectures were, of course, intended to stimulate a scholarly interest in the early history of wood and metal engraved art, especially in Germany and Italy during the period of Ruskin's Slade professorship at Oxford. The introduction to the first lecture is, and perhaps intentionally, an amusing account of finding the series subscribed by only four students, three of whom ' ought not...by rights to be at Oxford at all' and a fourth left over from the previous year. Ruskin, of course, was ever the crusader for woeful neglect of taste amongst the English. £60.00

28012. WALKER, FREDERICK & G.J. PINWELL.: English Rustic Pictures drawn by Frederick Walker and G J Pinwell and engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. London, George Routledge, [1882]. Large folio, 31 fine wood-engraved plates, all India paper proofs, with accompanying poetical texts, uncut in original bevel-edged vellum, decorated in gilt, red and black, soiled and rubbed in places as usual, but internally a fine copy, FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 300 NUMBERED COPIES, one of the finest products of 60's illustration was the work of G J Pinwell, of which 16 of the best examples are superbly reproduced here, together with the slightly more sentimental, but still masterful, work, 15 in number, of Fred Walker; they are matched, somewhat artificially with poems which they were never intended to illustrate, a typical Victorian marriage of convenience, but this remains one of the best collections of wood-engraving from the 1860's. Companion volume to Birket Foster's comparatively dull 'English Landscape'. £150.00