NAPOLEON ENOBLES COLONEL PÉCHEUX FOR HIS ‘BRILLANT FAIT D’ARMES’ IN THE PENINSULA Brevet signed (‘Napole’), for Colonel Marc Nicolas Louis Pécheux, granting him the title of Baron of the Empire.
‘Notre Camp Impérial à Burgo’, 22 November 1808.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CONCHOLOGICAL BOOK, IN A CONTEMPORARY MOROCCO BINDING Conchology, or the Natural History of Shells: Containing a New Arrangement of the Genera and Species, Illustrated by Coloured Engravings Executed from the Natural Specimens, and Including the Latest Discoveries. London: W.
Bulmer and Co. for William Miller, 1811 [but some plates watermarked 1813].
A voyage to the South Sea . . . for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in his majesty’s ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. London, George Nicol, 1792 [including] A narrative of the mutiny, on board his majesty’s ship Bounty; and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship’s boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. Written by Lieutenant William Bligh.
London, George Nicol, 1790.
A satirical Poem. In which are contain’d the humorous Transactions, Speeches, and Behaviour of the Guests who were present at the Ceremony and Entertainment …
London: Printed by W. James … 1732.
SOLVING ‘SUBLIME ASTRONOMICAL PROBLEMBS’ The Doctrine of Eclipses, both solar and lunar; containing short and easy Precepts for computing solar and lunar Eclipses … fully and carefully explained, from the latest Discoveries and Improvements; whereby any Person of a moderate Capacity may be able in a short Time to solve those grand and sublime astronomical Problembs [sic]…
Norwich: printed by J. Crouse, for the Author, and sold by M. Booth … 1782.
BUCH DER LIEDER HEINE, Heinrich.
Buch der Lieder.
First edition of the volume on which Heine’s fame as lyric poet is founded, and the inspiration for many Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms. This copy is complete with the half-title, the rare advertisement leaf ‘Literarische Anzeige’, and the dedication leaf to Friedrich Merckel (repeated in a different setting on p. 307).
A COMPLETE SET OF THIS RARE WORK ON THE SUPPRESSION OF THE JESUITS IN SPAIN AND ITS COLONIES JESUITICA –
Colección general de las Providencias hasta aqui tomadas por el Gobierno sobre el estrañamiento y ocupacion de temporalidades de los Regulares de la Compañia, que exîstian en los dominios de S.M. de España, Indias, e Ilas Filipinas á consequencia del Real Decreto de 27 de Febrero, y Pragmática-Sancion de 2 de Abril de este año.
A rare and complete set of this important series of orders, decrees and circulars referring to the aggressive expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain and its territories in the East and West Indies, the Philippines and the Americas, following the Royal Decree of 27 February 1767. The Spanish authorities used the ‘Hat and Cloak Riots’ which took place in Madrid during March 1766 as a pretext for the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain and, although there were obvious social and economic reasons for the discontent, the Jesuits and their allies were blamed for the rioting and publication of various squibs, lampoons and attacks on the administration. A ‘Consejo en el Extraordinario’ was established to institute an inquiry, and on the strength of the indictment made against the Jesuits, the Consejo en el Extraordinario proposed their banishment, the seizure of their property, and the prohibition of any written correspondence with them. On 20 February 1767 the ‘Junta especial’ met to examine the resolution, passed it with the consent of King Charles III, and in April of the same year invested provincial and colonial commissioners with the power to expel the Jesuits from all Spanish territories.
‘IT IS ALL ABOUT RELIGION, SEX AND DEATH … AND IT IS A COMIC MASTERPIECE’ THOMAS, Dylan, and Sir Peter Blake, illustrator.
Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices.
De Luxe edition, number 61 of 100 copies with a signed print by Blake. This finely-produced edition was published to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth and celebrates the culmination of over twenty-five years of work by Peter Blake, one of the founding fathers of British Pop Art. The book includes pencil portraits of each of the characters in the cast, watercolours of the dream sequences, and collages and paintings depicting scenes and locations in the fictional village of Llareggub.