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25. “B.B.” [WATKINS-PITCHFORD, Denys] (editor and illustrator). The Wind in the Wood. London, Hollis & Carter Ltd. 1952.


£398


Royal 8vo. original blue cloth lettered in silver, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [x] + 142; 12 coloured plates printed in subtle lithographed colours together with 18 silhouettes and line drawings; a crisp, clean copy with some slight mottled sun-lightening to spine through dustwrapper; internally fine bar a few minor fox speckles to endpapers; the dustwrapper in unusually clean and complete state, with some rubbing to spine, several tiny nicks at head and tail, and a few short closed tears to upper edge.


First edition of this collection of fairy tales and children’s stories drawn from various sources by Watkins-Pitchford. This is the companion volume to Meeting Hill and includes the fairy stories “The Tinder Box”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “hop-o’-my-Thumb” and Kenneth Grahame’s tale “The Reluctant Dragon”.


26. BACH, Johann Sebastian. Sechs Préluden für violoncello solo. Paris: Didier Mutel, 2004.


£998


Small 4to., original wrapper, paper onlay at spine matching slipcase, loose signatures in wrapper, printed in blue ink; slipcase printed with blank musical staves. Slipcase with a little soiling otherwise a fine copy.


First edition, limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed by Didier mutel. mutel’s interpretation of the 6 preludes from Bach’s cello Suites with each note represented by a blue star.


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27. BARBIER, George. Le Roman De La momie. original pochoir print from Les Artistes Du Livre George Barbier, henry Babou, Paris, 1929. 195 x 145 mm.


£195


28. BARBIER, George. Le cantique Des cantiques. original pochoir print from Les Artistes Du Livre George Barbier, henry Babou, Paris, 1929. 125 x 300 mm.


£150


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29. BARCLAY, John. A Series of Engravings, representing the bones of the human skeleton; with the skeletons of some of the lower animals. By Edward mitchell, engraver, Edinburgh. Edinburgh: printed for E. Mitchell, by Oliver and Boyd. 1819.


£2,000


4to. 2 parts bound in one. Later quarter tan calf, blind border to boards, spine with blind centre tools and red morocco label with gilt letters; unpaginated, 35 plates; occasional light spotting, mainly to margins, generally very clean, very good. Provenance: library stamps of Royal medical Society Edinburgh throughout not affecting plates, with inscription to title page. The RmS was founded in 1737 by students and remains the only student medical society to have a royal charter. members would have been amongst Barclay’s students, as the RmS has close associations with the colleges of Surgeons and Physicians in Edinburgh.


First edition. Scarce in this condition. Although this set of engravings was the brainchild of the engraver mitchell, it was the name of John Barclay (1758 - 1826) that lent it weight. one of Scotland’s most esteemed anatomists and teachers, he was a fellow of the Royal college of Physicians and the Royal Society of Edinburgh and taught at the Edinburgh college of Surgeons, to whom he bequeathed his specimens, and the Edinburgh college of Physicians. The clarity of his descriptions shows his years of teaching experience. The first 32 plates concentrate on the human skeleton shown from all angles and in great detail, the images being inspired by a number of previous anatomical illustrators such as Albinus and Sue. The set ends with three remarkable plates of animal skeletons, including a boy riding an elephant; a further series of animal plates was envisaged but never produced.


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