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BARTLETT, William Henry. - BEATTIE, William. 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). (4),190; (4),155 pp. This is the revised, much enlarged edition of the original work issued by Charles Tilt in 1836. - 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).Andres 353. [Boeknr.: 29132 ]

€ 475,00

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

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

ITER BRITTANIARUM. Codicis antiquissimi et optimi parisiensis .. exemplar; cum excerpto ex itinerario maritimo. (No pl., c.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. [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

LONDON. Bacon's four inch map of Central London. London, Edinburgh, G.W. Bacon & Co, (1940).Sm.8vo. Original printed wrappers. Folding coloured plan of London, mounted on linen. Ca. 74 x 100 cm. Street plan of London including electric railways, tubes, bus and tramway routes - also stranger's guide and street index. [Boeknr.: 34773 ]

€ 35,00

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

€ 45,00

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. [Boeknr.: 13506 ]

€ 175,00

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

WATERFIELD, Gordon. Lucie Duff Gordon (1821-1869) in England, South Africa and Egypt. London, John Murray, (1937). Original cloth. With portrait. XI,358 pp. Her Letters from Egypt, London 1865, have been celebrated ever since they were first published. [Boeknr.: 31739 ]

€ 35,00

WHITE, Stephen. John Thomson (1837-1921). Life and photographs. The Orient - Street life in London - Through Cyprus with the camera. (London, Thames & Hudson, 1985). 4to. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 173 photographic plates and illustrations. 200 pp. The first monograph on John Thomson, a pioneering Scottish photographer. [Boeknr.: 31255 ]

€ 75,00

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