Set of Desk Books; Finely bound by Asprey
Set of Desk Books.
Item Number: 85764
Finely bound set of desk books. Small octavo, 8 volumes. Bound by Asprey, 166 Bond Street, London. Volumes include: Atlas, Gazetteer, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and others.
"China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world": Photographic View Book of China, Manchuria, and Korea during the period of Japanese occupation
Japan: c. 1930.
First edition, oblong quarto, original boards. Gilt-lettered cloth, string-bound. Text in Japanese with captions in both Chinese and English. Illustrated with photographs throughout, large folding panorama of the Great Wall of China; folding map of Korea, Manchuria and portions of northeastern China. A unique record of history.
“It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present": First Edition of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850.
First edition of “the most perfect of all the Dickens novels” (Virginia Woolf). Octavo, bound by Bayntun Bindery in three quarters morocco over cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With frontispiece, engraved title-page and 38 plates inserted throughout. Plates by H.K. Browne. In very good condition.
“HIS OBSERVATIONS ARE AS VALID NOW AS THEN”: RARE FIRST EDITION OF HENDERSON’S HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN WINES
London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824.
First edition, splendidly illustrated with mounted vignette on title page and over 30 wood-engraved initials, head- and tailpieces designed by William Harvey. Quarto, bound in three-quarters calf. In very good condition.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1911.
Finely bound by Asprey. Quarto, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 25 tipped in color plates by Hugh Thompson. In near fine condition.