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OF OMAR KHAYYAM, translated by EDWARD FITZGERALD, with fifty illustrations, by EliHU VEDDER, and an ornamental title-page and cover designed by Mr. Vedder, 1 vol. 4to.
This is unquestionably the most original and striking illustrated book ever produced in America. For many years the wonderful verses of the Persian poet have haunted Mr. Vedder, and pictured themselves in his imagination; and now he has caught and reproduced the pictures in this volume. There are fifty full-page illustrations, largely figure-pieces, drawn with a force and grace altogether unusual. There is not a commonplace or petty picture in the book, but all have an originality of conception and a masterly sweep of execution which are in the highest degree impressive.
The binding of the book is admirably in harmony with the artist's designs, and the whole forms a gift-book of unsurpassed attractiveness.
CAROLI V POMPA CORONATIONIS ET POMPA FUNEBRIS, 77 plates from
Designs by J. N. Hogenberg, Lucas and John Dueticum, square folio, plate 30 of Pompa Coronationis supplied by a Drawing, and plate 5 wanting as well as a portion of plates 4, 23 & 26 of Pompa funebris, half red morocco, £25.
Hage, H. Hondius, 1619 *** Pageant of extraordinary rarity. The late Sir W. Stirling paid in 1877 £210, for an equally imperfect copy.
Annals and Magazine of NATURAL HISTORY, a
complete set from the beginning (including its Fore-runners) in 1929 down to June, 1867, inclusive-in all 74 vols. 8vo. numerous fine plates, some coloured, sixty-seven vols. in hf. calf, the rest uncut, RARE, £50.
The following are the titles and dates of the various series :
The Magazine of Natural History, by Loudon, 9 vols. 1829-36–Magazine of Natural History, by Dr. Edward Charlesworth, 4 vols. 1837-40—Magazine of Zoology and Botany, by Sir W. Jardine, P.J. Selby, and Dr. Johnston, 2 vols. 1837-38—Annals and Magazine of Natural History, conducted by Sir W. Jardine, P. J. Selby, Sir W. J. Hooker, and others. Series I, 20 vols. 1838-47; Series II, 20 vols. 1848-57; Series III, vol. I-XIX, 1858-67
Entomology: ANNALES de la SOCIETE ENTOMOLO
GIQUE de FRANCE, for the years 1834-36, 1841-49, 1956, 1859-80 inclusive (1861 wanting the first part, and 1866 the fourth),-in all 35 vols. 8vo. with a large number of fine plates, twenty-seven vols. bound, not all uniformly, the rest in parts, a bargain, £15.