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        Lectures on the History of the Jewish Church.

      3 volumes. 8vo. John Murray, London. Part I. Abraham to Samuel. Eighth edition. 1880. With Maps and Plans. XXXVI+460 pages. Part II. Samuel to the Captivity. Sixth Edition. 1880. With Maps (frontispiece map in colour). XXIV+506 pages. Part III.The Captivity to the Christian Era. Third Edition. 1879. With two Maps. XXIV+429 pages. In 3 uniform bindings of wine-red morocco with richly gilt spines, gilt borders on outside boards and on edges; blindtooled borders on verso of boards. All three edges gilt. (J.C. Wilbee, Harrow). Spines slightly faded; otherwise in fine condition. Bookplate on verso of front board (presented to William D. Bushell by the Harrow School in 1887).. A most attractive set of this classical account on ancient Israel

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        A HISTORY Of STOCKTON From Its Organization Up to the Present Time Including a Sketch of San Joaquin County Comprising a History of the Government, Politics, State of Society, Religion, Fire Department, Commerce, Secret Societies, Art, Science, Manufactures, Agriculture and Miscellaneous Events Within the Past Thirty Years. Illustrated with Portraits & Familiar Woodcuts

      W. M. Hinton & Co. San Francisco:: W. M. Hinton & Co.,. 1880.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-5/8". 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 640; Howes T-273; Rocq 13138). TLs [& envelope] from author laid-in. xvi, [2], 196, [2], 203 - 397, [1 (blank)] pp.. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine (professionally rebacked).. Square & tight. Spine gilt dull. PO name stamp. Overall, a VG+. copy.. Tinkham's TLs, dated 1926, responds to a request for his book, which he is unable to provide, advising "Miss Woods", from San Francisco, it's already "very scarce and going up in price". A fact that still applies today... the work somewhat uncommon on the commercial market, especially in collectible condition as is this copy; ABPC shows 1995 the last one to auction. . Frontis photograph(s): one of Weber & the other of his residence [by J. P. Spooner]. 4 inserted plates. Cuts.

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        The Begum's Fortune.

      Translated by W.H.G. Kingston. With an Account of the Mutineers of the "Bounty". Numerous Illustrations. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1880. 8vo. VII+(3)+272 pages + 32 pages of publisher's advertisements. Orig. decorated brown cloth binding with all edges gilt. Binding signed by Burn & Co. (small label inserted on the back inner cover). Very slight edgewear, especially to the upper part of the spine and very slightly cocked. Minor foxing throughout. A nice an well-preserved copy, nothing is loose, and the hinges are holding nicely

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        Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone de l' Ile de Java peints d'après nature par Madame Berthe Hoola van Nooten. Troisieme edition

      Brussels and Leipzig: Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt, [No date on title, but with a foreword dated 1880]. Folio. (21 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches). Half- title, title, dedication to the Queen of the Netherlands and foreword in French, parallel text in French and English. 40 chromolithographed plates by P. Depannemaeker after Hoola van Nooten. Original printed paper boards, rebacked and recornered to style. Third, and improved edition of this magnificent display of spectacular Javanese fruits and flowers, their bright colours ideally suited to the then new technique of chromolithography. 'Europeans who beheld these plants for the first time... could not but have been moved to wonder and amazement' ('Oak Spring Flora') Berthe Hoola van Nooten (1840-1885), a latter-day Maria Sibylla Merian, produced the present work as a heroic response to circumstances which left her on Java, a widow in her early twenties with a family to support and little money, certainly not enough to pay for her family's passage home to Belgium. 'Aware of the vogue in Europe for exotic flora, she decided to take advantage of her enforced exile and put to use the skill at flower painting that she had no doubt acquired as a girl. Thus she prepared forty magnificent plates for Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de l'Ile de Java... [van Nooten] was clearly a more than competent artist, for the splendid tropical plants, with their lush foliage, vividly coloured flowers and exotic fruit, have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics. The reader's eye is immediately captured by the dark leaves, shown furled or crumpled or partly nibbled away by insects, the delicately rendered details of the follicles and seeds, and the heavy clusters of flowers that cascade down the page. The excellent reproduction of the artist's drawings in the form of chromolithographs lends an added tactility to these striking images' (Oak Spring Flora) The work consists of a lithographed dedication (in rhyme) to the Queen of the Netherlands. This is followed by a preface in which the author hints at the tragic personal circumstances which led her to seek a publisher for the work, and the forty plates, each of which is accompanied by detailed text in French and English giving a description as well as occasional information on the plants' culinary, medical, religious and other uses. The plates depict a mixture of indigenous, naturalised and introduced plants and include shrubs, flowering trees and, perhaps the most striking of all, 16 portraits of plants with edible fruits: pomelo, rambutan, mangosteen, custard-apple, bread-fruit, mango, bananas, star-fruit and papaya amongst others. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 103; Landwehr 80; Nissen BBI 93; Oak Spring Flora 87; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025

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