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Very Good. Two Volumes. Octavo (12 x 19.3 cm). Dark Green morocco finely ornamented with gilt tendrils, curls, trefoil and tulip design to front and rear boards. Spine adorned with gilt lily pattern set tendril-cornered frames set in panels 1,3,5.  Gilt lettering set in second and fourth panels. Gilt floral raised bands. AEG. There is minor edge wear to spine and tips and a 1/2 x 3 inch strip of morocco torn from rear board of Vol. I. Otherwise a lovely presentation set. Vol. I: xi, 324 pp. with folded engraved map of South Eastern Asia bound in. Illustrated with dozens of engravings throughout text. Gift inscription: "Rowland V. Cockerell from his sincere friend Octavius N. Knox on his leaving Eton.  Xmas. 1848" on prelim. Vol. II: viii, 364. Illustrated with steel engravings and muscial notation in text.  A fine travel log by The Reverend Howard Malcolm, (1799-1879) of Boston. In addition to his missionary travels and writings, The Reverend Malcolm was the first clergyman of the Federal St. Baptist  Church; settled in 1827, where he served from 1828 to 1835.  Author of numerous reference works on theology including Theological Index: References to the principal works in every department of religious literature. (Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1868) and A dictionary of the most important names, objects, and terms, found in the Holy Scriptures (Boston: Lincoln and Edmands, 1848) Travels in South-Eastern Asia. Volumes I & II. Embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam, and China; with notices of numerous missionary stations, and a full account of the Burman Empire
The Rev. Howard Malcolm.

Price: $550.00

Near Fine. Duodecimo (10 x 15.5 cm) Full calf. Gilt fillets and corner rosettes to boards. Spine ornamented with gilt florets and arabesques in six panels with five raised bands.  Gilt lettering set in second toned panel. Marbled fore-edge and endpapers. Former owner's signature dated 1895 on verso of ffl. Minor edge wear.  83 pp., frontispiece, 8 color-lithographed plates with tissue guards. Illustrated with duo-toned silhouette plates printed in umber and black. From Professor Church, Lately Professor of Latin at University College, London, a beautifully illustrated miniature edition, penned for 'young scholars just set to work on Homer and Virgil'.  A delicate yet handsome introduction to these two classical poems. The Stories of The Iliad & The Æneid.
Alfred J. Church, M.A.

Price: $225.00

Great Auk Eggs; property of Mr. T. G. Middlebrook, sold at auction 1895 and 1897 for 180 and 280 Guineas, respectively.  Fine original Chromolithograph. Folio (9.5 x 12 inches). Large in format and tailored, orderly and refined, this plate was printed in colors in up to twelve stones to depict both the varying richness and subtle tones of the eggs of the birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Classified as an Oology, or a study of eggs and here elegantly rendered by zoologist and ornithological illustrator, Frederick William Frohawk (English: 1861-1946), finely detailed paintings of eggs blossomed during the Victorian period to satisfy an ever increasing thirst for knowledge of the abundance of nature and for glorious depictions of the natural world. (Wood. 274) British Bird Eggs: Great Auk (Extinct Species).
Frohawk, FW.

Price: $175.00

Near Fine. Quarto (17 x 23.5 cm). A Deluxe edition finely bound in crimson morocco over rounded boards with gilt embossed ornamentation: framed title lettering surrounded by ribboned florets and fleur-de-lis set in a star embossed oval, with gryffin and jackdaw in cameo. All set within triple French fillets.  Spine in six panels with five raised bands, gilt lettering set in second panel with alternating gryffin and jackdaws in gilt. AEG. French gilt doublures with marbled paper, marbled flyleaves. xiv, 513 pp. Lightly scuffed on raised bands, head and foot of spine and corner tips, otherwise a handsome, solid copy.  A finely bound and illustrated omnibus edition of humorous myths and legends based on medieval folklore and poetry, penned by The Reverend Richard Harris Barham. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, John Leech and John Tenniel, as were the original issues of the Ingoldsby Legends published in the magazine Bentley's Miscellany in 1837. As stated in the DNB: Conscientious in his clerical duties, both for St. Paul's (where he was responsible for major improvements to the library) and for his parishes, [Rev] Barham nevertheless found time to write, gaining popular repute through his Ingoldsby Legends, which began to appear in 1837 in Bentley's Miscellany. Under the guise of Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Everard in Kent, Barham ‘discovered’ old documents which provided the basis for his tales. In effect, most of these are reworkings of other narrative sources, from medieval chronicles to Kentish legends and Sir Walter Scott. The mixture of crime and the supernatural, in both verse and prose, is given a comic and grotesque dimension, immediately appealing to Barham's readers. Barham's verse is notable chiefly for its Byronic metrical and rhyming resourcefulness, and high-spirited energy. His knowledge of such areas as heraldry and witchcraft also lends a degree of authenticity to the Legends. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels with illustrations by George Cruikshank, John Leech, and John Tenniel
Thomas Ingoldsby, Esquire [The Rev. Richard Harris Barham].

Price: $695.00

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