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BIBLE. The Bible. Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers Languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance, as may appeare in the Epistle to the Reader. And also a most profitable Concordance for the readie finding out of any thing in the same conteined.
Deputies of Christopher Barker. 1589.
4to in 8's. Bound in mid-nineteenth century calf with metal clasps, later red morocco label, marbled endpapers, all edges red; title printed within a woodcut border, as is the separate title…
Diderot on the Silk Industry
DIDEROT, Denis. Soierie (Silk Industry)
Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 11 Paris (1772)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 56 pages of descriptive text & 136 loose plates with their accompanying 20 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.The 135…
from the first atlas to cover all of Great Britain
SPEED, John. Surrey Described and Divided into Hundreds.
Original copper engraved map with skillfull later hand colouring from Speed's The Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britaine published by Bassett and Chiswell. With attractive inset views of the long-since destroyed Richmond and Nonsuch Palaces, compass rose, scale of miles, coats of arms and decorative strapwork. 1676. 380 x 510 mm.
John Speed (1552-1629) is arguably the most famous of all the British cartographers. His Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britaine, first published in 1611, was the first atlas to cover all of Great Britain whilst his later work of 1627, Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World was the first world atlas to be published by an Englishman. In his county maps Speed updated the work of Saxton and Norden adding his own innovations such as inset town plans and views of local landmarks resulting in maps that were not only the most accurate and informative of the day but also the most decorative.
A lovely example in fine condition. Putney bridge has been added at a later date
KEATE, George. An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of his Officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, a packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company.
London, Printed For Captain Wilson; And Sold By G. Nicol, Bookseller To His Majesty, Pall-Mall, 1788.
4to. Slightly later full calf, spine with raised bands, lettered and ornamented in gilt, boards with gilt-ruled double fillets and gilt-stamped anchors in the corners, inner dentelles…