83. BINDING. FALCONER, WILLIAM.: The Shipwreck. A Poem. By William Falconer. With a Sketch of his Life. London, Cadell and Davies, 1808. 8vo, pp xiv, 135, large vignette wood-engraved illustrations in text, finely bound in contemporary gilt paneled brown morocco, spine gilt, lightly faded with short light crack to upper joint else a fine copy,

FIRST EDITION THUS, one of the many illustrated editions so popular during the Napoleonic period, this one printed in Edinburgh and with the Frankland family naval bookplate. COPAC suggests 'Wood engravings by Luke Clennell, possibly after designs by Thurston.' £35.00

84. EPSTEIN, JACOB - EDWARD GOOD.: The Book of Affinity by Moysheh Oyved. Coloured Drawings by Jacob Epstein William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1933. 4to. pp viii, 111, with 7 mounted color plates. Edition limited to 525 numbered copies, signed by "Moysheh Oyved". Black by Jacob Epstein, uncut in original black bevel-edged cloth, a fine copy in slightly split original box,


85. FRASER. C. LOVAT [ILLUSTRATOR]. DE LA MARE, WALTER.: Peacock Pie. A Book of Rhymes...with embelishments by C Lovat Fraser. London, Constable and co, [1924]. Large 8vo, pp ix, [1], 127, [1], frontispiece and 15 colour plates by Lovat Fraser, original pictorial blue cloth, gilt, a near fine bright copy, FIRST EDITION THUS, with several new poems added to the original printing of 1913, a classic of nonsense verse. £25.00

86. JUNIUS, FRANCISCUS.: De Pictura Veterum libri tres, Tot in locis emendati, & Tam multis accessionibus aucti, ut plane novi possint videri: accedit Catalogus, Adhhuc ineditus, Architectorum, Mechanicorum, sed praecipue Pictorum, Statuarium, caelatorum, Tornatorum, aliorum Rotterdam, Regneri Leers, 1694 2 parts in one with separate title pages, tall foio, pp 22, 296, [20], [32]. 236, [16], with fine portrait frontispiece and extra engraved title page, bound in contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands and red label, upper joint cracked but sound, minor foxing and browning, a very good copy,

SECOND EDITION, large expansion with a second part of this major seminal study of the art of the Classical ancients work published at Amsterdam in 1637 and subsequently in English translation in 1638. It would prove highly influential in 17th Century art circles, and was here presented in grandiose form edited with a life of Junius by Graevius. With bookplate of Michael Kearney [1734-1814], Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, later holding professorships in modern history and law. £220.00

87. LA FONTAINE, JEAN: Contes et nouvelles, en vers. Londres (i.e. Paris, Cazin) 1780 Two volumes 16mo, portrait and 24 engraved plates after Desrais, mottled calf, gilt spine with double love labels, a little rubbed and cracked at joints, edges gilt, internally fine,

a nice set of a very charmingly illustrated edition. £60.00

88. MACLISE, DANIEL. O'DRISCOLL, W JUSTIN.: Memoir of Daniel Maclise, R.A. London, Longmans, Green, 1871. 8vo, pp xiv, 264, [32, [publishers' catalogue], portrait frontispiece, uncut in original bevel-edged green cloth, gilt decorated, a little rubbed but a very good copy, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR, the famous artist's Irish barrister friend who prepared this standard memoir a year after Maclise's death. £25.00

89. MARS [ PSEUD MAURICE BONVOISON, ILLUSTRATOR].: Paris Brillant. Paris, E Plon, Nourrit, [1889]. Large 4to, 32 leaves illustrated throughout with single and multiple drawings after Mars, printed in sepia and mostly coloured in pochoir, original half red cloth, pictorial upper board lettered in gold, boards discolored round edges and slightly rubbed, light foxing only, a very good copy,

FIRST EDITION; this amusing album represents a delightful reconnoiter through the social and street lief of Paris of the period, a rather sanitized presentation, one would imagine. £50.00

90. NERSETIS CLAJENSIS, ST.: Preces Sancti Nersetis Clajensis Armeniorum Patriarchae viginti quatuor linguis editae. Venice, In Insula S Lazari, 1837. Small 8vo, pp [6], 434, engraved title page and frontispiece, bound in original half red roan calf, spine richly gilt, edges gilt, lightly faded else a fine clean copy throughout,

EARLY EDITION, enlarged from earlier printings, a popular type specimen-book produced by the Venice monastery, showing off their impeccable printing techniques in almost every known alphabet of the world, work of the Mechitharist monks at the Armenian island monastery of St Lazzaro, Venice. In this version 24 alphabets are included, including Chinese. £125.00

91. RODIN, AUGUST.: L'Art. Entretiens Reunis par Paul Gsell. Paris, Bernard Grasset, 1911. Square 8vo, pp [4], 318, [2], with plates and illustrations throughout, bound in Japanese decorative cloth over original bevel-edged boards, with false lace ties on each board, heavy silked gold on silver patterned endpapers, a little worn to upper joint and gatherings slightly shaken, else a very good clean copy,

FIRST EDITION, of a major classic of early 20th Century art aesthetic based on Gsell's interviews with Rodin, and copiously illustrated with this work. The binding is curious and was presumably added later. This copy also has, stitched into it, a 12 page typescript ' A l'edition de 1924 on a prepose a ce livre ce Testament.' Rodin dictated this testament to Gsell in 1911 but not to be published until after his death. There are several ink corrections to this typescript but no inidication of their provenance. Rodin himself had a deep interest in Japanese masks and his work was popular in Japan during the 1920's. £75.00

92. STEVENS, GEORGE ALEXANDER.: A Lecture on Heads...With Additions by Mr. Pilon; as Delivered by Mr. Charles Lee Lewes. To Which is Added an Essay on Satire. London, Vernor and Hood, 1799. Small 8vo, pp ix, [3], 114, 24 woodcut 'heads' by Nesbit after designs by Thurston, including frontispiece, uncut with original upper pictorial wrapper, this a bit soiled and chipped at upper blank corner, lower wrapper missing, title page repaired without loss, FIRST EDITION THUS; first [authorized edition was 1785]. The Rennier copier, with Anne Renier's 1934 ink signature on frontispiece verso as well as Fernand's [one hopes they grew out of inscribing books in this fashion], £20.00

93. STRUTT, JACOB GEORGE.: Sylva Britannica; or, Portraits of Forest Trees, Distinguished for their Antiquity, Magnitude, or Beauty. Drawn from Nature. London, Published for the Author [1831]. 4to, pp xii, 151, [1], uncut, etched extra title and 49 etched plates of trees, all on india paper mounted on heavy paper, by Jacob George Strutt, bound in original silked cloth with black label, head of spine chipped and upper board detaching, light marginal foxing else an unusual clean sound copy for recasing, binding FIRST QUARTO EDITION, in fact the large paper version of the octavo reprinted from the folio of 1822-6. The very superior artistic quality of this set of etchings [Strutt was ,amongst other things, a Royal Academician] led to its becoming an influential artistic model for English rural art - John Constable was among the subscribers to the original folio set. £45.00