Richard Burton's Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel and Exploration; Finely Bound by Zaehnsdorf
Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel and Exploration.
Burton, Richard F.$850.00
Item Number: 100744
London: A.M. Philpot, 1924.
First edition of this work by Burton. Octavo, bound in full burgundy morocco by Zaehnsdorf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. Notes by N.M. Penzer. An exceptional presentation.
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First edition of Richard F. Burton's The Lake Regions of Central Africa: A Picture of Exploration; inscribed by Lord Randolph Churchill to childhood friend Lord Donoughmore
London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860.
First edition of Burton’s account of the Royal Geographical Society expedition with John Hanning Speke in search of the source of the Nile in 1858-59. Octavos, two volumes, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, gilt compartments, raised gilt bands, double gilt ruled, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, illustrated with 12 chromoxylographic plates including frontispieces to each volume, folding engraved map of the expedition’s routes between Zanzibar and the Great Lakes in Eastern Africa with partial hand-coloring to volume I, additional wood engravings throughout. Inscribed by Randolph Spencer Churchill on the second free endpaper, “Suirdale, From his affectionate friend Randolph Spencer Churchill Upon his leaving Eton, Election 1864.” Lord Randolph Churchill attended Eton College from January 1863 until July 1865. Winston S. Churchill makes mention of his father’s colleague Suirdale (later Lord Donoughmore) in the ‘Early Years’ chapter of his 1906 biography of his father. Suirdale and Churchill were friends from a young age and later went on to attend Eton together. In very good condition. Rare and desirable with exceptional provenance.
The Burton Club For Private Subscriber Only, c. 1900.
Limited Teheran Subscribers edition of Burton’s great work. Octavo, 17 volumes. Bound in three quarters green morocco over silk-covered boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine including red morocco crescent onlays and gilt arabesques in three compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Each volume illustrated with tissue-guarded engraving including frontispiece. One of only on thousand numbered copies, this is number 331. In near fine condition. An exceptional set.
"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often": Winston Churchills Collected Works; 38 Volumes In Full Vellum In the Original Slipcases; Inscribed by Clementine and Mary Soames
London: Library of Imperial History In association With Charles Scribner's Sons and The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1973-76.
Centenary limited edition of Sir Winston S. Churchill’s collected works, inscribed by both his wife and youngest daughter in the year of the centenary of his birth to the winner of the 1974 C & G Gimcrack Horse Race at that very race. Octavos, 34 volumes bound in the original full vellum with gilt titles and gilt-stamped Churchill coat of arms to the spines and front panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Each volume housed in the original dark green slipcase which is also gilt-stamped with the Churchill coat of arms. One of only 3,000 sets produced, this is number 143. Volume I, which contains My Early Life and My African Journey is inscribed by The Baroness Clementine Churchill opposite her preface, “Inscribed by Clementine Spencer Churchill” as well as her youngest daughter Mary, “presented by her youngest daughter Mary Soames, “and presented by her daughter to Mr. Ravi Tikkoo at York Races August the 22nd 1974.” The inscribed volume is housed in a custom oak and vellum clamshell box with ornate claw feet, velvet lining, and gold plaque which reads, C and G Gimcrack Stakes 1974 Presented to Mr. Ravi Tikkoo Owner of Steel Heart (Habitat – A. I. by Abernant) Winner of the C & G Gimcrack Stakes 1974, by Lady Soames in the Centenary Year of the Birth of Her Father Sir Winston Churchill.” In excellent condition. A brilliant set with exceptional provenance.
Rare First Edition of Mathematical Collections and Translations, which includes the first translation in English of Galileo's System of the World" (Dialogo)
London: William Leybourn, 1661.
First edition of Thomas Salusbury’s Mathematical Collections and Translations. Salusbury compiled and translated important writings by Archimedes, Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, Tartaglia, Torricelli into English for the first time, greatly influencing the English-speaking world. This volume contains the first English translation of Galileo’s 1632 The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo). Also included is Galileo’s 1615 letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, published in 1636 as Nov-antiqua sanctissimorum patrum et probatorum theologorum doctrina, which asserted the independence of science from religious authority. This short but important Epistle to the Grand Dutchesse Mother concerning the Authority of Holy Scripture in Philosophical Controversies (known today as the Letter to Christina), was only the second work of Galileo’s to be published in England. It preceded the Latin edition, published in London by Thomas Dicas, by two years and remained the only vernacular translation for two centuries. Apart from the two works by Galileo, Salusbury included other translations from Italian and Latin in this volume of his Collections, such as Johannes Kepler’s and Didacus a Stunica’s “Reconcilings of Scripture Texts,” and Foscarinus’ Epistle to Father Fantonus reconciling the Authority of Scripture. Folio, bound in full calf, with 4 engraved plates. Lacking the half-title, contents leaf, fly-title to The System of the World, and the errata leaf found at the end of the first part in some copies. 2 parts in one volume. In very good condition with the contents showing some light browning in the upper margins. First editions are exceptionally rare.
Rare First Edition of Edmond Halley's Astronomical Tables with Precepts both in English and Latin for Computing the Places of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Comets
Astronomical Tables with Precepts both in English and Latin for Computing the Places of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Comets.
London: Printed for William Innys, 1752.
First edition in English of Halley’s classic work. Quarto, bound in contemporary full calf, gilt titles to the spine, gilt embossed stamp of The Society of Writers to the Signet on the front and rear panel, copper-engraved frontispiece portrait. Edited by John Bevis. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear.
London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, 1896.
Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over cloth boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Edited and illustrated by George Du Maurier. In near fine condition.