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New York: Warner, 2002. Edited by Henry Louis Gates. 338 pages, 8vo, two tone boards, dust wrapper (both boards and wrapper show light wear). New York: Warner Books, 2002. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. Written in the 1850s, this is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and is possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. An important work.
London: Routledge, 1878. The Tunes Collected by Lucy Crane; Arranged & Decorated by Walter Crane; printed in color by Edmund Evans. Small square 8vo, glazed pictorial boards (slightly soiled and worn at edges & corners; inner hinges starting; internally clean). London: Routledge, [no date, 1878]. Very good. Neat ownership inscription, Christmas 1878, on front endpaper. Preserved in a two-piece cloth slipcase, with a leather spine label.
London: By the Artist, 1827. Extra illustrated title page followed by 6 plates containing 35 small images, all hand-colored. Slim oblong folio, handsomely bound by Bayntun in 3/4 burgundy morocco with gilt-lettered morocco label on cover, original pink wrappers bound-in; cloth slipcase. London: Published by the Artist, 1827. First edition. A near fine copy.
1948. Illustrated with tipped in black and white plates. 239 pages, 8vo, burgundy flexible leather (spine just a bit scuffed and faded; binding firm). London, (1948). Privately printed, no date. A very good copy. To mark the first hundred years in the life of a famous newspaper. "The Daily News" was founded by Charles Dickens in 1846. Limited edition. Number 50 of 100 copies. A privately-issued edition of a book to be published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd.
London: Whittaker, 1827. 5 volumes. 196 plates (out of 210) with 76 colored by hand. Handsomely bound in contemporary 3/4 green morocco, lightly worn, some scattered foxing. London: George Whittaker, 1827. First English edition. Very good (+). A near fine set, with light scattered foxing, of this classic zoological book- a standard for the first half of the nineteenth century.
Paris: Chez Janet et Cotelle, 1821. Engraved frontispiece portrait in first volume. 4 volumes. Slim 8vos, very handsomely bound (marked "Serre" on spine) in 3/4 contemporary brown polished calf over mottled boards; ornately gilt spines with thick raised bands, marbled endpapers, uncut edges. Paris: Chez Janet et Cotelle, 1821. Nouvelle edition, enrichie d'un notice sur la vie. Some light scattered foxing throughout, still a near fine copy of this rather attractive set.
Edinburgh: Constable and Co., 1812. Illustrated with 2 folding plates (N & S Hemispheres). 3 volumes. xx, 418; [iv], 516; [iv], 516 pages. 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary 3/4 black calf with ornate gilt-decorated spines, marbled page edges.. Edinburgh: Constable & Co, 1812. A very good(+) copy.
Boston: Thames and Andrews, 1803. PARTS 1 & 3 ONLY, bound together. xxix, , 466 +96 pages. Includes an index to these volumes one page partially torn. 8vo, old tan cloth, very worn but sound with inner hinges re-enforced. Text is unmarked but heavily browned and with occasional staining. Boston: Thomas and Andrews, 1803. Second American from the third London edition. Scarce. A good copy, but lacking the 2nd part. Austin 617 and 618. GM 105, Osler 2413 (both cite.....
Oxford: 1843. folding map of the United States and Canada. vi, 231pp. 12mo, orig. cloth; (light foxing to map, ex-lib, spine expertly rebacked with portion of original spine retained, pencil notations on the front endpaper and flyleaf). Oxford: Privately Printed, 1843. Limited edition - one of 100 copies. Unsigned presentation copy. Author was a professor of chemistry and botany at Oxford University. "The British naturalist Daubeny came to America to study its botanical and geological features...He traveled in the North.....