This is the edition of the complete works of William Hogarth produced by James Heath in 1822.
A collection of short stories by Pádraic Ó Conaire, pioneer of the Irish Literary Revival
Cervantes Don Quixote Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London. (illustrated by Gustave Doré),1867 Cloth binding, gold lettering Published in quarto format by Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, London around 1867, this is the second edition Don Quixote, the first in a single volume. The 9.5 pound monster has approximately 750 pages and contains 370 illustrations. Doré [...]
This beautifully bound little book discusses topics seen as important for orthodox Catholics in the seventeenth century, such as the location of Purgatory and what can be done for the people in it, as well as the issue of intentions in the use of indulgences.
This revised edition of a book by the French Jesuit Père Gabriel Daniel (1649–1728), first appeared in 1713, and became a major source book for the history of the French monarchy.
This book is impressively designed, with a rubricated and illustrated title page, some woodcut headpieces and relatively modern looking typography.
This book, from 1682, is set in a beautiful late renaissance style Pica Roman, with the dedicatory preface in italic and is decorated with woodcuts head and tail-pieces and decorative initials
This book by Richard Twiss from Rotterdam was one of the most controversial of the late 18th century because of its negative view of Ireland
Sioban Piercy’s exploration of the book as an art object has been internationally recognised and this is a unique set of four books with inkjet printing and hand worked ink drawings
Cooke’s Pocket Edition of the Original & Complete Works of Select British Poets (Smollett & Johnson) C. Cooke, London, 1796-7 Calf binding with gilt twisted rule on covers, tooled and gilt spine, red title label, marbled endpapers, illustrated. 9.5 x 15 x 1.5 cm. This book was probably originally sold in separate numbers, as it [...]
This once very popular little book, set in a modern type, is by the Spanish baroque dramatist and historian, Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra
This impressively bound and well illustrated volume was a standard physiology textbook in its day, written by William B. Carpenter (1813-1885), a professor of physiology, with a strong commitment to scientific reason.
A classic piece of high Victoriana in design, the book features the work of Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) , a Scottish poet mainly remembered for his sentimental poetry.The work of Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) is presented as an additional text, and includes his famous The Deserted Village.
This book has a self-consciously Arts & Crafts feel about it, with its binding of quartered cloth over parchment, rounded spine, red page edges and very nice proportions. This copy is inscribed as a gift from W.W. Asquith, elder brother of HH Asquith, Liberal prime minister of the UK from 1908 to 1916
Catherine Yorke is a recent graduate of the BA (Hons) in Design in Visual Communications at the Athlone Institute of Technology. Her focus in her final project was to create a visual exploration on the theme of tea
Visual poetry, collages, prints, multiples and objects in the fluxus manner with contributions from 23 invited artists from 11 countries.
Handpulled screenprinting accordion book between 2 painted and printed wooden covers
This is a simple cash-in on the disaster, padded out with fourteen ‘descriptive chapters giving a graphic and detailed account of the most interesting and historic disasters of the past from ancient times to the present day’ – but with a great piece of ‘sensational’ cover design!
Perhaps better known as English as She Is Spoke, or, A Jest in Sober Earnest, because it seems that Carolino’s knowledge of English was limited to what he could learn from a French-English dictionary, and the book was soon celebrated as a ‘a greater contribution to humor than linguistics’.
The Bibliothèque Choisie, by Jean Le Clerc (Johannes Clericus) (1657 – 1736), while ostensibly encyclopedic in scope, focuses primarily on philosphical and theological issues of the day. The books are beautifully presented, and the title pages are all subtly different, with different elements rubricated in the different volumes, although the basic design and the woodcut remain the same throughout.
Prideaux’s History of the Jews was very popular in the eighteenth century with many editions published, of which this is the fifth.