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The Time Traveller - Rare Books & Modern Thought

The Time Traveller - Rare Books & Modern Thought

An independent magazine for independent minds. This new, printed, XL quarterly magazine has been designed for readers, collectors, scholars, researchers all over the world. Including ideas that should have been implemented, writers that should have been heard. We will have interesting articles written by private collectors, scholars, young and seasoned readers. You will find fresh reviews of older and forgotten publications and we show unusual, high resolution images of etchings, maps, rare books and autographs as well as original manuscripts. The aim is to unite all with an interest in forgotten books and nearly forgotten writers. In each issue: Specialist booksellers as well as real bookshops in remote and urban areas all over the world are featured.

Catalogue No.1 / Eire - Ireland - Irish History

Catalogue No.1 / Eire - Ireland - Irish History

Irish History - Catalogue with rare and unusual books with several books on West Cork

Eastern Philosophy - 170 Books from the Library of Philosopher Graham Parkes

Eastern Philosophy - 170 Books from the Library of Philosopher Graham Parkes

A collection of special books on Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Eastern Philosophy

Hodgson, [Manuscript] Journal of a Voyage between Liverpool and New York 1874.

Hodgson, George G. [Charlotte Bronte / Clement Lingley Wragge (Meteorologist) / George Albert Frost (Artist)]. [Manuscript] Journal of a Voyage between Liverpool and New York 1874. A remarkable journal kept by a newly qualified surgeon of his 1874 trip to New York after 'passing my Primary examinations for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons' before starting to practice in the autumn The journal contains a profusion of vividly rendered and highly unconventional detail about life in America's metropolis including a visit to the cells at New York Police Headquarters, a dramatisation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre on Broadway which prompts a foray by Hodgson into dramatic criticism ('If Miss Charlotte Bronte could have seen the play, she would have had some difficulty in recognising it as an adaptation of her own novel') and finally the return passage spent in the intoxicating company of a future White Mountains artist and a young man destined to become a leading Australian meteorologist, breaking off in the middle of a storm at sea: 'a wall of water... approaches with terrible rapidity, and shifting the ship on the side, makes her shiver from stem to stern, while the great mass falls with a crash onto the deck, and sweeps all before it into the dark and hungry ocean beyond.' New York, 1874. Octavo. 32 pages Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The Journal is accompanied by a very misleading replica of a wonderful whalers scrimshaw (the scrimshaw comes from a different source and was not originally part of this journal).

Sommer, 19th century Manuscript by british composer James van Sommer

Sommer, James van / Spohr, Louis / Keller, Karl / Beethoven, Ludwig van / Hummel, Johann Nepomuk / Weber, Carl Maria von / Eberwein, Traugott Maximilian / etc. "Songs &c., chiefly by German Composers. With English Words by James van Sommer, by whom also the Music was ruled and transcribed". / 19th century Manuscript by british composer James van Sommer with transcriptions of German Lieder in poetry form and score. Marvellous original manuscript with early transcriptions into english of some unusual composers. The manuscript in a beautiful and steady hand in ink/ Originales Manuskript von Transkriptionen teilweise ungewoehnlicher Lieder deutscher und europaeischer Komponisten des spaeten 18. und fruehen 19.Jahrhunderts. Wundervolle, sehr akkurate Handschrift. [England, possibly Hoxton], James van Sommer, 1837. Octavo. 157 pages. Modern, unsophisticated Hardcover with new endpapers. Excellent condition.

Hoare, Journal of a Tour in Ireland, A.D. 1806

Hoare, Sir Richard Colt. Journal of a Tour in Ireland, A.D. 1806.- With chapters on the Civil and Ecclesiastical Division of Ireland / Southern Tour: Cork City, Mitchelstown, Tullamore, Killaloe, Kilmallock, Adair, Killarney, Youghal, Rostynnan, Cloyne, Lismore, Buttevant, ashel, Johnstown, Dunamase, Clondalkin / Northern Tour: From Dublin to Trim, Kells, Cavan, Enniskillen, Ballyshannon, Donegal, Derry, Coleraine, Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Belfast, Hillsborough, Ross Trevor, Newry, Dundalk, Slane, Navan, Trim and Dublin // [with a rare (uncalled for) folded Map as a Frontispiece: "A New and accurate Map of the Parts of England, Scotland & Ireland, bordering on St.Georges Channel, published by John Hinton in 1757]. London / Dublin, Printed for W.Miller and for J.Archer and M.Mahon, 1807. Octavo. Folded Map as Frontispiece, CIX, 336 pages. Original Hardcover. Instead of the usual frontispiece, "Engraving of the Subterranean Temple in the County of Meath", this volume has the folded map (see description). Binding is broken. The front board is detached from the bookblock. First layer (Titlepage and map) cleanly detached from the block). Visible Waterstain until page 146. Otherwise very good throughout the book.

Tallis, New York - Large map and city plan

Tallis, John / Rapkin, John. (1817 - 1876) New York - Large map and city plan with a most wonderful engraving of New York, viewed from Williamsburgh. With Vignettes and illustrations of A New York Steamer, Brooklyn, City Hall, Custom House, The Narrows from Fort Hamilton. London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Size of the actual map: 37,4 cm x 53,5 cm. This is the original plan and map, NOT a Reproduction. Some minor fraying to the outer margins and three tiny defects to the townplan and Hudson only. Very good condition.

Machotka, Light, Form and Sensuality / Luce, Forma e Sensualità. [Catalogue Raissonée of Nudes]

Machotka, Pavel. Light, Form and Sensuality / Luce, Forma e Sensualità. [Catalogue Raissonée of Nudes] - With a bilingual essay in italian and english on Machotka's Nudes by Emilio de Albentiis. Sansepolcro, La Loggia, 2002. Quarto. 291 pages with many illustrations. Original Softcover. Excellent condition. Very rare and beautiful work.

[Kandinsky, Kandinsky in Munich

[Kandinsky, Wassily] Weiss, Peg. Kandinsky in Munich - The Formative Jugendstil Years [The Formative Art Nouveau Years]. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1985. 8°. XXI, 268 pages text and 156 illustrations on plates. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Griffin, Talis Qualis; or Tales of the Jury Room.

Griffin, Gerald. Talis Qualis; or Tales of the Jury Room. First Edition, published posthumously. Dublin, James Duffy & Sons, no year [1842]. 8°. Fromtispiece and titlepage: Original steel engravings, 463 pages. Original Hardcover. Green cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Beautifully tooled boards with irish harp embossed on frontcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. This is NOT a reprint. This is the original. FIRST EDITION. Very Rare ! Name of preowner on endpaper (W. Collins).

Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag

[Smythe, Edward Robert] Hanbury, David. One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846, dedicated by permission to the Countess of Stradbroke, by Mrs. David Hanbury. With Illustrations by Edward Robert Smyth: Plate I: "Stag Hunting in the Olden Time" / Plate II: "The Meet at Kesgrave" / Plate III: Wolsey's Gate" / Plate IV: "The Stag crossing the Orwell" / Plate V: "Bishops Hill" / Plate VI: "The Stag in Distress". London / Ipswich, Ackerman and Co. and F. Pawsey, [1847]. Oblong Folio. 7 pages with 6 original, handcoloured etchings. Later 19th century binding (half leather with gilt lettering on spine). With original, illustrated wrapper bound in the rear. The beautiful binding with only minor signs of wear. One of the plates with some stronger wear in the outer margins only. Very minor traces of foxing only. Excellent condition of this extremely rare sporting book. This the scarce coloured edition.

Walton, The Complete Angler. [Excellent Large Paper Bagster Edition].

Walton, Isaac / Cotton, Charles. The Complete Angler. [Excellent Large Paper Bagster Edition]. or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: being a discourse on rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing. In two parts: the first written by Mr. Isaac Walton; the second by Charles Cotton, Esq. With the lives of the authors: and notes historical, critical, supplementary and explanatory; by Sir John Hawkins, Knt. London, Printed for Samuel Bagster in The Strand, 1815. 24 cm x 15 cm. VI, 512, [2] pages. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Philip Audinet, including portraits, fishing tackle and copper engravings of different fish, two large woodcuts, two engraved pages of music. Hardcover. Extraordinarily rebacked and restored original boards with 20th century spine. Gilt ornaments and wonderful spinelabel. Beautiful example of the rare Angler-companion in a tight and complete condition. This is the sought after large paper edition of Bagster.

Leeson, The Folio Book of Humorous Verse.

Leeson, Edward [ed.]. The Folio Book of Humorous Verse. Illustrations by Posy Simmonds. London, The Folio Society, 2002. 16.5 cm x 22.5 cm. XV, 263 pages. Original Hardcover. With slipcase. Excellent condition, with only very minor signs of external wear.

Austen, The Novels of Jane Austen.

Austen, Jane. The Novels of Jane Austen. Collector's Luxury Edition. Complete in 6 volumes. Norwalk, The Easton Press, 1996. 15 cm x 22 cm. 245 pages (vol. 1); 261 pages (vol. 2); 397 pages (vol.3); 494 pages (vol.4); 503 pages (vol.5); 381 pages (vol. 6). Original Hardcover. Red leather-bound volumes with gilt lettering. Excellent condition.

Foote, The Civil War - A Narrative.

Foote, Shelby. The Civil War - A Narrative. 3 volumes. New York, Random House, c 2010. 17.5 cm x 24 cm. 840 pages (vol. 1); 988 pages (vol. 2); 1106 pages (vol.3). With 141 map illustrations. Original Hardcover. With original dustjacket. Excellent, close to new condition, with only very minor signs of external wear.

Dickson, The Farmer's Companion; being a complete System of Modern Husbandry

Dickson, R. W. The Farmer's Companion; being a complete System of Modern Husbandry: Including the Latest Improvements and Discoveries, in Theory and Practice. Illustrated by numerous Engravings. With 102 copper engraved plates (including two larger hand-coloured fold - out plates). Second Edition. In two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1813. Large Octavo. Both volumes together contain 948 pages interleaved illustrations throughout the volumes (many of these plates are folding out) including a General Index. [Please ask for a full list of the illustrations]. Hardcover / Two modern halfleather / full leather bindings (see images). Volume I in octavo format and in a brown full leather with spinelabel / Volume II in large octavo and bound in an excellent green half morocco with gilt lettering on spine, marbled boards and leather corners. Both volumes with new endpapers. Some illustrations and text towards the end of Volume II with some faint dampstaining only. Three illustrations are present twice in these volumes (Plates 35, 54 and 84). Extremely rare publication in very good condition !!

Caesar, [De Bello Gallico]

Caesar, Julius. [De Bello Gallico] C. Julii Caesaris Quae Extant Omnia. Ex Recensione Joannis Davisii, Coll. regin. Cantab. Socii, cum Ejusdem Animadversionibus ac Notis Pet. Ciacconii, Fr. Hotomanni, Joan. Brantii, Dionys Vossii et aliorum. Accessere Metaphrasis Graeca. Librorum VII. De Bello Gallico. Nec Non Indices necessarii. Cantabrigiae [Cambridge], Typis Academicis Impensis Joannis Owens, 1706. Quarto. (4), 751, (5), 96 pages plus 34 pages Index. Including two folded maps (Gallia / Pompeium aer Caesarem (Mare Mediterraneum with Southern Europe and North Africa/Asia Minor) and one folded illustration: "Pontis Figura a Caesare decem diebus ad Rhenum trajiciendum effecti" / (4), 751, (5), 96 Seiten plus 34 Seiten Index mit zwei Faltkarten von Gallien und dem Mittelmeerraum sowie einer gefalteten Abbildung einer Behelfsbrücke über den Rhein. Full calf with gilt lettering on spine and emblemata of Charles-Marie-Raymond Duc d'Arenberg. Very good +/ Near Fine condition with only minor signs of wear and a faded dampstain throughout. Exlibris of "Comte Goblet d'Alville" on pastedown / Sehr guter Zustand mit nur ganz geringen Gebrauchsspuren und einem durchgehenden, dezenten Wasserrand. Mit dem Exlibris des "Compte Goblet d'Alville. Wappensupralibro des Duc d'Arenberg.

Shaw, The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire.

Shaw, Rev. Stebbing. The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. Complete Set of 2 Volumes (all published). With an original Plan of Wolverhampton, A large map of Staffordshire, Engravings of Boscobel House, The Pedigree of Turton, Etchings of Kings Bromley, Pipe Ridware House, Lichfield, Site of Blythbury Priory, Mavesyn Ridware, Cathedral of Lichfield, View of Freeford, etc. etc. Volume I - Containing the Ancient and Modern History of Thirty Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow, arranged Geographically, with an Appendix of the most curious Charters &c. Illustrated with sixty-two copper plates and a copious Index / Volume II - Part1 (all published) - Containing the Prefatory Introduction, commencing with a Series of Original Letters from Plot's time to the present; General and Natural History &c. Ancient and Modern History of the remaining Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow and the Whole of Seisdon, arranged Geographically with an Appendix of curious Charters and other additions and Corrections &c. Illustrated with fifty copper plates and a copious Index. Compiled from the Manuscripts of Huntbach, Loxdale, Bishop Lyttelton, and other Collections of Dr.Wilkes, the Rev. T.Reilde. Including Erdeswicke's Survey of the County and the approved parts of Dr. Plot's Natural History. The whole brought down to the present time. Interspersed with Pedigrees and Anecdotes of Families, Observations on Agriculture, Commerce, Mines and Manufactories and illustrated with a very full and correct new map of the County, "Agri Staffordiensis Icon" and numerous other plates. London, J.Nichols and Son, 1798-1801. Large-Folio. Volume I: Folded Map of Staffordshire by W.Faden, Portrait of Rev. Shaw (detached), XXIV, (2), 125, XXXVIII, 434, 38 pages / Volume II, Part I: A Plan of Wolverhampton, XXXII, 290, 20 pages. With a double-page plan, a large, folded county map (coloured), 82 engraved plates, numerous vignettes within the text and 3 folded pedigree - tables. Modern Hardcover. Exceptionally restored. This work is difficult to handle if not in a sturdy binding ! Original Edition in professionally rebound halfleather with gilt lettering on spine and extra-strong boards, suited for this heavy set. This masterpiece of underestimated english local history is of great interest because of its fold out maps and numerous large folio etchings.

Houghton - British Fresh Water Fishes.

Houghton, Rev. W. British Fresh Water Fishes. Illustrated with a coloured Figure of each Species drawn from Nature by A.F.Lydon and numerous Engravings. London / Edinburgh and Dublin, William Mackenzie, (1879). Folio. XXVI, 204 pages with 41 stunning full-page lithographs in colour. Wonderful recent half leather binding with new endpapers applied. Excellent condition. Extraordinary beautiful publication with quite some romance applied to the pages opposing the colourful illustrations. Here we find the localities where one can catch the illustrated fish, beautifully depicted by skillful artists.

Thompson, An Inquiry into the Principles of the Distribution of Wealth

Thompson, William. An Inquiry into the Principles of the Distribution of Wealth most conducive to Human Happiness. A New Edition by William Pare. London, Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1850. Octavo. XXXII, 463 pages. Hardcover (contemporary, blindstamped publisher's cloth covered boards). The corners stronger bumped but this extremely rare volume in overall good to very good- condition with some clear signs of external wear. This second edition of special interest because of the editor William Pare's lengthy preface in which he talks about Thompson's philosophy, biography and his early decision to turn vegetarian and teetotal.

Sommer, 19th century Manuscript by british composer James van Sommer

Sommer, James van / Spohr, Louis / Keller, Karl / Beethoven, Ludwig van / Hummel, Johann Nepomuk / Weber, Carl Maria von / Eberwein, Traugott Maximilian / etc. "Songs &c., chiefly by German Composers. With English Words by James van Sommer, by whom also the Music was ruled and transcribed". / 19th century Manuscript by british composer James van Sommer with transcriptions of German Lieder in poetry form and score. Marvellous original manuscript with early transcriptions into english of some unusual composers. The manuscript in a beautiful and steady hand in ink/ Originales Manuskript von Transkriptionen teilweise ungewoehnlicher Lieder deutscher und europaeischer Komponisten des spaeten 18. und fruehen 19.Jahrhunderts. Wundervolle, sehr akkurate Handschrift. [England, possibly Hoxton], James van Sommer, 1837. Octavo. 157 pages. Modern, unsophisticated Hardcover with new endpapers. Excellent condition.

D.H.Lawrence - St.Mawr Box

Lawrence, D. H. St.Mawr - This is not the book but a unique Furniture Drawer (Toolbox) made by a D.H.Lawrence enthusiast. The Drawer was made in bookform and has the St.Mawr Emblemata on the cover and the title on the spine. Excellent craftsmanship. Leather covered board. no place, c. 1930. Folio. Original Hardcover with leather covered boards. Hard to qualify this exceptional piece as Ephemera, but that is what it is. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Dimensions are 45,5cm (high), 34cm (wide), 13cm (thick).

Russell, My Philosophical Development. [Beautifully Signed by Bertrand Russell].

Russell, Bertrand. My Philosophical Development. [Beautifully Signed by Bertrand Russell]. [With chapters on Principia Mathematica and an Appendix with an essay by Alan Wood: "Russell's Philosophy - a Study of its Development"]. First Edition. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1959. 16cm x 24cm 279 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Some mild signs of foxing. Otherwise in very good condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Very scarce book with the original signature of Bertrand Russell, one of the founders of analytic philosophy. Highly Collectable.

Tallis, Boston map and city plan

Tallis, John / Rapkin, John. (1817 - 1876) Boston map and city plan with Vignette of the Bunkers Hill Monument and the State House as well as a beautiful engraving of the city of Boston by J. Watkins. One of the most beautiful 19th century depictions of Boston. London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Size of the actual map: 27 cm x 37 cm. Very good condition.

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