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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT.
Published: Privately printed, for the Author., London, 1902
First (privately printed) Edition, Second printing, with minor alterations to the text. 12mo. ( 5.4 x 4.4 inches).
One of only 200 copies printed. The first printing was issued in December 1901 in a edition of 250 copies. Original olive green boards pictorially stamped and titled in black to front cover. Spine rounded, as called for. Colour frontispiece and forty-one full-page black and white illustrations by Potter.
MODERN FIRST EDITIONS
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Published: Heinemann, London, 1960
First UK Edition
A very nice copy in dustwrapper of the 1st UK edition of this evergreen classic
by the recently deceased author.
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Estimate: $650 - 900
WILDE. OSCAR. -- C.3.3
THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL. By C. 3. 3.
Published: Leonard Smithers, London, 1898
FIRST EDITION. One of just 800 copies printed on hand made paper.
Published under the pseudonym "C. 3. 3." which stood for his cell block, landing and cell number, while serving 2 years for Gross Indecency, the poem is based on the execution of a fellow inmate who had been convicted of murdering his wife and generated one of the great verses from Wilde, "Yet each man kills the thing he loves, By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword !"
MORE PRICKS THAN KICKS - SIGNED LIMITED DE-LUXE EDITION
Published: Calder & Boyars, London, 1970
Edition: 1st. Limited De-Luxe Edition
The de-luxe limited edition of 100 signed copies published in 1970. This is number 93 and signed by Beckett.
Estimate: $1000 - 1200
A chart of the coast of Guinea from Cape Verde to Cape Bona Esperanca.
Drawn with Squares of the Side of each Square Containing 100 English Leagues.
Published: Seller & Price, London, 1701
Rare Seller & Price publication of a sea chart of the west coast of Africa, from Cape Verde to the Cape of Good Hope. The chart first was published by John Seller in 1675 in his English Pilot and Atlas Maritimus; the title was ‘A chart of guinea describeing (sic) the seacoast from Cape de Verde to Cape Bona Esperanca’
Seller’s sea charts are scarce and sought after; this example is in very good condition.
Cape of Good Hope
With permission copied from the Original M.S. drawing in the Colonial Office, compiled by Mr. Hebert, Senr
Published: John Arrowsmith, London, 1834
This map was published in the London Atlas of Universal Geography, J Arrowsmith ..., exhibiting the physical & political divisions of the various countries of the World, constructed from original materials.
Is most respectfully dedicated to his venerable friend John Middleton Esqr. As a testimony of gratitude and esteem, by his much obliged & humble servant, John Arrowsmith, F.R.G.S. & R.A.S. John Arrowsmith was a nephew of the patriarch, Aaron, and worked out of London. He was one of the foremost cartographers of the era and, like his uncle, he aspired to design maps that were up to date.
Estimate: $500 - 850
ÆTHIOPIA INFERIOR, VEL EXTERIOR
Partes magis Septentrionales quae hic deſiderantur vide in tabula Æthiopæ Superioris [Loosley translated : Aethiopia Inferior or Exterior. The more northern parts can be seen in Aethiopia Superior]
Published: Johannes Janssonius, Amsterdam., 1637
Edition: 1st Latin
Full title: ÆTHIOPIA INFERIOR, VEL EXTERIOR. Partes magis Septentrionales quae hic deſiderantur vide in tabula Æthiopæ Superioris
[Loosley translated : Aethiopia Inferior or Exterior. The more northern parts can be seen in Aethiopia Suprior].
It is uncertain who engraved this map; Hondius could engrave, a number of his maps have florid engraved text and this map seems to be based on his 1631 map of the continent. As is common with larger maps from atlases, this map was printed on two pages. The map has been joined and is 52 X 38 cm; the margins are wide, which makes it ideal for framing. The map has attractive original outline colouring .
Estimate: $800 - 1050
Nelson Mandela & Others
PRISONER IN THE GARDEN - DE-LUXE LIMITED SIGNED EDITION
Published: Penguin Books, Johannesburg, 2005
Edition: 1st. Limited De-Luxe Signed
No. 82 of 100 copies only of this deluxe edition signed by Nelson Mandela. It is hand bound by craft bookbinder Peter Carstens in half leather and marbled boards with hand sewn headbands, in a matching custom cloth and marbled boards slipcase with leather trimming. A fine (as new) copy in the slipcase. As is the case with most copies of this book, the space "Presented To" on the signed limitation page is blank. This is probably the scarcest (and last) of the Nelson Mandela limited signed editions.
Estimate: $4000 - 5000
T.-W. Bowler and W.-R. Thomson
Pictorial album of Cape Town, with views of Simon's Town, Port Elizabeth and Graham's Town....
from original drawings, with historical and descriptive sketches.
Published: J.C. Juta, Cape Town, 1866
Edition: First edition.
Bowler lived in Cape Town in 1833 and worked at the Royal Observatory, he set up as an artist in 1837.
Oblong folio. 38,5 x 29 cm. Large panoramic View of Cape Town as a frontispiece.
( circa. 56 x 38,5 cm. ) 44 pages of descriptive text and 12 lithographed plates. original gold decorated cloth. A rare album of views by one of the most important South African artists.
Boer War, Photograph album:
REMINISCENCES OF THE S.A. WAR
Snap Shots by Capt. R.B. Pott (The West Kent Yeomanry)
Published: No date (circa 1901)
Album containing 100 photographs.
BURTON. Sir RICHARD. Translates.
(ARABIAN NIGHTS). -- THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT.
A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights entertainments.
Published: Privately printed by the Burton Club., No date but circa 1900
LIMITED EDITION. Number 900 of 1000 sets. Finely bound in recent half dark green morocco.
PROUST. MARCEL. ; Moncrieff. C. K. Scott. Translates into English.
REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST. (A la Recherche du Temps Perdu). With Etchings by Philippe Jullian.
Swann's way; Within a budding grove; The Guermantes way; Cities of the Plain; The Captive; The Sweet cheat gone; Time Regained.
Published: Chatto & Windus. London. 1949., London, 1949
Edition: Limited edition of 165 sets.
Although a reprint of the 1941 uniform edition this special Edition-De-Luxe is one of 165 special numbered and leather bound sets, of which 160 are for sale. This set are all uniform, being number 15.
Illustrated with 48 fine full page etchings by Philippe Jullian.
THE COLLECTED EDITION and COLLECTED ESSAYS.
Signed in Volume 1; Brighton Rock.
Published: Heinemann and Bodley Head, London, 1969 - 1982
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