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ANDRIESSEN, Pieter Jacob. Lotswisselingen op den troon. Twee bladzijden uit het boek der geschiedenis. Amsterdam, Gebroeders Binger, (1873).Original embossed cloth, with gilt decoration on frontcover, spine gilt. With 4 tinted lithographed plates by Emrik & Binger. IV,232 pp. I. De laatste vorst van een groot geslcht (set in Spain); II. Het slachtoffer der heerschzucht (set in England). [Boeknr.: 37373 ]

€ 35,00

DICKENS, Charles. The characters of Charles Dickens pourtrayed in a series of oiginal water colours sketches by 'Kyd' (pseudonym of Joseph Clayton Clark. London, Paris & New York, Raphael Tuck & Sons, (ca. 1889).Original half cloth with on fhe front cover Dickens in an armchair with an assemblage of his characters and on the rear cover Sairy Gamp, loose as issued. With tinted title-page and 22 (of 24) chromolithographed plates. Fine coloured images of characters from some novels by Charles Dickens and brief associated textual excerpts. [Boeknr.: 33902 ]

€ 75,00

ELLIS, John. Natuurlyke historie van de koraal-gewassen, en andere dergelyke zee-lighamen, die men gemeenelyk vind op de kusten van Groot-Brittanien en Ierland; benevens eene beschryving van een grooten zee-polyp, in den zomer van't jaar 1753, by den Noord-Pool door de walvis-vangers gevonden. Uit het Engels vertaald door Jan Tak. 's Gravenhage, Pieter de Hondt, 1756.4to. Contemporary mottled calf, spine ribbed and gilt (top of spine rep.). With title printed in red and black, handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 39 handcoloured engraved plates after Ehret. XVI,118 pp. First and only Dutch edition, first published in London in 1755: Essay towards the natural history of the corallines. - 'Ellis's scientific interests possessed a strong aesthetic cast. With these miniature marine landscapes, the ancestors of today's indoor aquaria, Ellis amused the Princess Dowager of Wales and the young princesses. Solander, who brought back many rare corals from the Pacific, co-operated closely with Ellis in his work' (Smith, European vision and the South Pacific, p.104). An extensive illustrated treatise on corals, sponges, and marine plants from the coasts of Britain. With fine handoloured plates, the last one shows Mr. Cuff's microscope which the author used for his research. - Marginal staining in lower corner otherwise fine.Landwehr, Coloured plates, 57; Nissen ZBI,1281; Nissen BBI, 590. [Boeknr.: 33544 ]

€ 950,00

FAUCHER, Léon. Études sur l'Angleterre. Paris, Guillaumin, 1845.2 volumes. Contemporary half vellum, with red and green morocco labels on spines. XXXI,470; 433 pp. First edition. - Léonard Joseph Faucher (1803 - 1854) was a French politician and economist. - (Some foxing). [Boeknr.: 10433 ]

€ 95,00

FINDEN & BARTLETT, William Henry. The ports, harbours, watering-places, and coast scenery of Great Britain. Illustrated by views taken on the spot, by W.H. Bartlett; with descriptions by William Beattie. London, George Virtue, 1842.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary richly decorated gilt morocco, rebacked with the original gilt spines laid down (rubbed), a.e.g. With frontispiece portrait of Queen Victoria, woodcut of Blackwall and 125 steelengravings (incl. 2 frontispieces and title-pages), with the tissue guards. (4),190; (4),155 pp. The first edition was issued in 1838 Finden's ports, harbours and watering places of Great Britain. This is the revised, much enlarged edition. - The plates present the harbours and shores of England, Scotland and Wales in the most dramatic, picturesque, or romantic light possible. Depictions of port cities range from stormy scenes of wreckage to calm sunny days. The romantic views by William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) are among the best produced in the 19th century. The plate of the lighthouse of Berwick in volume one is shown as title-vignette in volume two. William Beattie (1793-1875) wrote the descriptions. - (Some light foxing as usual). - A staggering work with the 'Views taken on the spot'. Andres 353. [Boeknr.: 29132 ]

€ 375,00

ITER BRITANNIARUM. Codicis antiquissimi et optimi parisiensis, qui in Bibliotheca Imperiali Servatur, exemplar; cum excerpto ex itinerario maritimo. (No pl., ca.1880).Original cloth. 118 pp. With alphabetical table, explanation and topographical analysis of the imperial itinerary of Britain. [Boeknr.: 7958 ]

€ 55,00

JEWETT, Sarah Orne. The Normans, told chiefly in relation to their conquest of England. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1891.Original decorated cloth. With folding map and many illustrations. XIV,373 pp. Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet. [Boeknr.: 9648 ]

€ 45,00

JONG, Cornelis de. Reize in en door het Kanaal, in de jaren 1785 en 1786. Haarlem, Fr. Bohn, 1808.Later half cloth. With folding view of the harbour of Bordeaux and folding plate depicting a naval battle between Commodore Charles Fielding and rear-admiral Lodewijk van Bylandt, after G. Groenewegen by Vinkeles and Vrijdag. XVI,396 pp. First edition. - Voyage through the Channel in 1785 and 1786 in the Dutch brigantine Den Beschutter. The affair of Fielding and Bylandt was a brief naval engagement off the Isle of Wight on 31 December 1779 between a Royal Navy squadron, commanded by Commodore Charles Fielding, and a naval squadron of the Dutch Republic, commanded by rear-admiral Lodewijk van Bylandt, escorting a Dutch convoy. The British seized the Dutch merchantmen and conducted them as prizes to Portsmouth, followed by the Dutch squadron. - (Waterstained).Tiele 556; Cat. NHSM I, p.121; Roeper & Wildeman, Reizen op papier, p. 104. [Boeknr.: 12863 ]

€ 195,00

JUSSERAND, Jean Jules. English wayfaring life in the middle ages (XIVth century). Translated from the French by Lucy Toulmin Smith. 8th edition. London, T. Fisher Unwin, (1891). Original gilt cloth. With many illustrations. 451 pp. First published in French in 1884: Les Anglais au moyen âge: la vie nomade et les routes d'Angleterre au XIVe siècle. - On herbalists, charlatans, minstrels, jugglers, tumblers, wandering preachers, pilgrims, etc. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 10892 ]

€ 45,00

KELLER, Gerard. Groot Brittanje en Ierland. Rotterdam, Jacs.G. Robbers, (ca. 1880).Folio. Original pictorial blue cloth gilt. With 8 steelengravings (some foxing) and numerous woodengravings. (8),224 pp. Europa in al zijn heerlijkheid geschetst. - Fine illustrated book on the United Kingdom and Ireland. - A nice copy. [Boeknr.: 32909 ]

€ 75,00

KLUIT, Adriaan. Iets over den laatsten Engelschen oorlog met de Republiek en over Nederlands koophandel, deszelfs bloei, verval, en middelen van herstel. Amsterdam, Wouter Brave, 1794.Original boards (spine dam.). VI,360 pp. From about 1720 Dutch wealth ceased to grow. Around 1780 the national product of the Kingdom of Great Britain surpassed that of the Dutch. Whereas in the 17th century the commercial success of the Dutch had inspired English jealousy and admiration, in the late 18th century the growth of British power, and the concurrent loss of Amsterdam's preeminence, led to Dutch resentment. When the Dutch Republic began to support the American rebels, this led to the fourth war, and the loss of the alliance made the Dutch Republic fatally vulnerable to the French. Soon it would be subject to regime change itself. [Boeknr.: 2687 ]

€ 125,00

KOTZEBUE, August Friederich Ferdinand von. Les Indiens en Angleterre, comédie en trois actes et en prose, librement traduite de la pièce allemande .. par L. Bursay. Bruxelles, J.L. de Boubers, 1792.Contemporary marbled boards (sl. dam.). 103 pp. First French edition; first published in Leipzig in 1790: Die Indianer in England. - Louis Bursay (1738-1807), stage and pen-name Louis Bruyas, was a French actor and playwriter, he translated several plays by Kotzebue (1761-1819), who was one of the most popular writers of his time. - (Last leaf mounted on last free endpaper, old owner's inscription on title-page and on verso owner's stamps). - Rare. [Boeknr.: 32227 ]

€ 225,00

LA COMBE, (François). Observations sur Londres et ses environs, avec un précis de la constitution de l'Angleterre, et de sa decadence. 6me éd., revue, corrigée & augmentée. Londres, Société Typographique, 1784.Sm.8vo. Contemporary boards. 219,(6) pp. 'Lacombe asserted that if the war continued three years longer, there would be left only soldiers, beggars, and thieves. London was full of robbers and footpads, with whom the drivers of coaches were in collusion. .. Englishmen attached themselves to no one, because they considered strangers enemies, whom they dared not openly offend, though their treatment of foreigners was fair enough. The English character had deteriorated since 1756' (Cox III, p.95/96). [Boeknr.: 8017 ]

€ 95,00

LEIGH. Leigh's new picture of London; or, a view of the political, religious, medical, literary, municipal, commercial, and moral state of the British metropolis. New edition, carefully revised. London, 1824-25. Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf (front hinge broken). With folding frontispiece, 2 (of 3) folding plans and 40 plates (1 dam. with loss of text).VIII,520,36 pp. - (Foxed). [Boeknr.: 32444 ]

€ 75,00

MONTAGU, Charles. Engraved armorial bookplate of the Righthon.ble Charles Montagu, Earl of Manchester, Viscount Mandevile and Baron Montagu of Kimbolten. Dated 1704. Charles Montagu (1661 - 1715) was an English poet and statesman. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35743 ]

€ 65,00

PAULI, Reinhold. Bilder aus Alt-England. Gotha, Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1860.Contemporary half morocco. With double-page coloured plan. VI,395 pp. First edition; Ex Bibl. Bibliothèque du chateau d'Oberhofen. - . - Pictures of Old England by Reinhold Pauli (1823 - 1882), a German historian. [Boeknr.: 9650 ]

€ 45,00

PRIVATEERING. Copy van een brief, geschreeven aan boord van het kaaper-fregat De Dolphyn, capitein Van der Linden, aan .. Matthys Ooster, te Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Mattheus Schooneveld, 1781.Folio. (4) pp. Congratulations to Matthys Ooster on the save return of the commissievaarders De Dolphyn, Triton and Spion after hijacking two English ships with a load of coal, The Mary, captain Josias Gibson and The Providence, captain Thomas Wright, off the coast of England. On the return voyage there was a short (12 minutes) confrontation with 4 other English ships off the coast of Texel. Finally the fleet came home safe. Written by Dion. Werner on board of the ship the Dolphyn on the road of Texel, September 16, 1781. - (Stained). - Rare. [Boeknr.: 36243 ]

€ 375,00

RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas François. Oeuvres de l'Abbé Raynal. Geneve, J.L. Pellet, 1784.4 volumes. Old wrappers, uncut. Vol. I: L'Histoire du stadhoudérat, II: L'Histoire du parlement d'Angleterre, III-IV: Mémoires politiques.Guillaume-Thomas Raynal, abbé de Raynal, (1713 - 1796), French writer and propagandist who helped set the intellectual climate for the French Revolution. His most important work was the Histoire des deux Indes (1770) a six-volume history of the European colonies in India and America. [Boeknr.: 13506 ]

€ 175,00

RHODES, William Barnes. Bombastes furioso; a tragic burlesque opera in one act. New York, David Longworth, 1817.16mo. 16 pp. First edition published in Dublin in 1813. - Written by the English author William Barnes Rhodes (1772-1826). The opera became a popular success. It was produced anonymously at the Haymarket Theatre on 7 August 1810. - (Browned). [Boeknr.: 37197 ]

€ 85,00

SEA-BATTLE AT BEACHY HEAD. Naukeurig verhaal van de laatste batailje ter zee tusschen de Engelse, Hollandse, en Franse vlooten, en 't gene daar ontrent gepasseert is .. met eenige aanmerkingen daar op, en op ten tegenwoordigen staat van de natie. Uyt het Engelsch vertaalt. Rotterdam, Barent Bos, 1690.4to. Modern half cloth. With woodcut printer's device on titlepage. 56 pp. The Battle of Beachy Head (Bataille de Béveziers, in Dutch named Battle of Bevesier) was a naval battle near Beachy Head in southern England, fought on July 10, 1690 as part of the Nine Years' War. The Anglo-Dutch Allied fleet was under the command of the English Admiral Arthur Torrington, the French fleet led by Anne de Tourville. The battle ended in a great French victory over their English and Dutch opponents. The Dutch squadron led by the Zeeland admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jongste was virtually destroyed.Knuttel 13403; Cat. NHSM I, p.437. [Boeknr.: 36241 ]

€ 475,00

SHIPWRECK OF THE HINDOSTAN. Interesting particulars of the loss of the Hon. East India Company's ship the Hindostan, of 1,248 tons, which struck on Wedge Sand, off Margate, January 11, 1803, Edward Balston commander, setting forth the wretched situation of the crew, and the preservation on one hundred and twenty-nine persons out of one hundred and forty-three. Also the loss of the Hindostan storeship, commanded by Captain J. Le Gros. London, Thomas Tegg, (1809).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the 'wreck of the Hindostan, East -Indiaman on the Wedge Sand, near Margate, January 11-1809' (mounted). 28 pp. Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. - The Hindostan sailed from Gravesend for India January 2, 1803, passed the Nore, and anchored in the Queen's Channel off the Wedge Sand. There a terrible storm struck her, and she drove on the sandbank and broke up. A small boat of Margate rescued 129 out of 143 on the Hindostan; the dead were drowned or frozen. The ship was carrying a good deal of specie, much of which was saved from the wreck (Huntress p.53). - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C. [Boeknr.: 33227 ]

€ 450,00

SMITH, George Barnett. Illustrated British ballads, old and new. London, Paris, New York, Casesell, Petter, Calpin & Co., 1881.2 volumes. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, a.e.g. With numerous woodengraved illustrations and plates. XVI,384; XVI,384 pp. First edition. - A fine set. [Boeknr.: 37193 ]

€ 575,00

TAILLEFER, Nugent. The British cavalry songs. Second edition. London, Lamborn Cock, Assison, and Co., 1866.Original embossed cloth, with gilt illustraion on front (back cover soiled; spine sl. dam.). VIII,136 pp. [Boeknr.: 37199 ]

€ 65,00

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