The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse
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
Albert Dupaigne Les Montagnes Mame et Fils, Tours, 1877 (3rd edition) Binding: 17 x 25 x 4 cm. Embossed red demi-shagreen, banding and gilt tooling on spine, gilded page edges, fully illustrated and seven colour maps. The beautiful maps were drawn by E. Dumas-Vorzet, a leading cartographer in nineteenth-century France, and engraved by Erhard, while [...]
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’.
An Universal history, from the earliest account of time. Compiled from original authors; and illustrated with maps, cuts, notes, &c. With a general index to the whole was a 65-volume universal history of the world published in London between 1736 and 1768.