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AUDUBON'S AVIARY: THE ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS FOR THE BIRDS OF AMERICA
Written by Roberta J.M. Olson; Marjorie Shelley; Alexandra Mazzitelli.
Stock no. 2136489
Published by Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc.; The New-York Historical Society. 1st thus 2012. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Large format. Blue cloth with white, black and yellow title. This is the Deluxe edition and includes a hand-produced facsimile of an Audubon watercolour (The Tufted Titmouse). Stunning colour illustrations throughout! In colour pictorial slip case. Features the one-and-only set of watercolours that Audubon created as a prototype for the large engraved edition of 'The Birds of America'. All 474 watercolours of the New-York Historical Society are reproduced. ISBN: 9780847839438. Wrapper has some very light edge-creasing. Facsimile reproduction painting is contained in an envelope to front endpaper, which has come unstuck from endpaper. Still excellent. This copy would make a wonderful gift. Slip case is in fine condition. Also contained in original colour cardboard box, which has a couple of dents and some wear.
Being an account of the chief plants named in scripture; with historical, geographical, and poetical illustrations. Small format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, gilt pattern to spine & front board, blind pattern to front and rear board. 12 colour plates. All edges gilt. Spine browned, boards a little marked and browned. Endpapers are a little grubby. All plates present. Title page is edge-worn with a few minor chips to edges. A few grubby marks and fox spots to contents.
Small format. Hand-coloured frontis + b/w plates and illustrations. Grey decorated boards and spine with title-label to front cover. 137 pages plus publisher list to rear, edges untrimmed. This book has been REBOUND - so has NEW grey/pink spine and NEW endpapers. Foxing and marks to outer page edges. Ties still present - a bit grubby and browned. Scuffing to title label on front cover.
Containing his Life in London, or, A True Picture of the British Metropolis. Second Volume only but complete in itself. An imitation of Egans's 'Life in London'. Full leather, burgundy title blocks and gilt titles with Raised bands to spine. 16 hand-coloured plates. Boards heavily rubbed and scuffed, corners worn. Front and rear hinge cracked but the binding is nice and tight. Foxing throughout. All plates present.
Or, The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis. Full leather binding, raised bands to spine and gilt title. Marbled endpapers and text block. 36 hand-coloured plates plus 3 plates of fold-out music. A few b/w illustrations tor text. xvi & 376 pages. This is the First Edition, First issueSpine re-backed with original spine laid down (some loss at top and tail of original). Corners rubbed & worn exposing boards beneath. Front hinge split but binding holding on for the moment (fragile). Contemporary name in ink to first blank page. Binding is otherwise tight. Foxing throughout and browning from facing pages. All plates present, one detached.
Or, The Mount For Market. Purple cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front cover. Colour illustrations. All edges gilt. Ex-lib with usual library labels and markings. Spine browned, boards discoloured and marked. Corners worn. Front endpaper missing. Joints cracked but binding tight. All plates present. Some grubby marks to contents.
Three-quarters blue calf leather binding, red title block with gilt title to spine. Marbled paper boards. Marbled text block. Hand-coloured frontis. xii + 346 pages. Spine is faded, scuffed and worn, small splits to sides of top & tail, slight loss to tail. Edges rubbed & worn. Boards scuffed. Joints cracked but binding tight. Foxing to prelims and last couple of pages. A few margin marks to contents.
Green cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Hand coloured plates. Ninth edition. Covers are damp marked; bumping to corners. Damp staining to a few pages internally, also foxing.
Modern binding; black leather spine, gilt title. Red cloth covers. 27 hand coloured plates. Large paper edition. A reprint. Bumping to a couple of corners; some scuff and other marks. New endpapers. Foxing and page browning; some page edges are chipped/creased or not neatly cut.
PIERCE EGAN'S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY, AND LOGIC, IN THEIR PURSUITS THROUGH LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON
Written by Pierce Egan. Illustrated by Robert Cruikshank.
Stock no. 2134072
Published by John Camden Hotten. Circa 1872. Very good condition.
Modern binding - green leather corners and spine; raised bands to spine; gilt titles. Marbled boards. 36 Hand coloured plates. Large paper edition. New endpapers. Some wear and rubbing to edges of leather. Page browning and some foxing. Margin marks in some places.
Or, the Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and his cousin, The Hon. Tom. Dashall, through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a living picture of fashionable characters, manners and amusements in High and Low Life by An Amateur. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper boards. Vol 1: hand coloured frontispiece, title page and 17 plates plus Tom and Bob catching a Charley napping. Vol 2: hand coloured frontispiece, title page and 11 plates plus St Georges Day presentation. One of the better imitations of the hugely popular 'Life in London' by Pierce Egan, portraying with accuracy 17th century London society, scenes and buildings. Leather spine & corners, title label with gilt title to spine, marbled paper boards. First Edition, later printing e.g. contains 'A word to the wise' in vol II. Covers heavily scuffed and worn at edges. Slight loss to title blocks. Leather missing from one front corner. Joints cracked. Title pages have been swapped by the binder i.e. volume one contains title page for volume two and vice versa. All plates present. Text block browned. Contents browned and foxed. Plates nice and bright with browning and foxing mainly to margins.
THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX THROUGH LONDON, OR THE PLEASURES AND MISERIES OF THE METROPOLIS.
Written by Doctor Syntax.
Stock no. 1820498
Published by J. Johnston. 1st 1820. Good condition.
A poem. Leather spine & corners, marbled paper boards. Gilt title and tooling decorations to spine. Marbled text block. 19 hand-coloured plates plus title page. Boards rubbed and worn at edges. Marbling to text block fading. Front hinge cracked. Contents grubby. All plates are present, nice and bright but margins browned.