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Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century:  Displayed in a Series of Engravings of the New Buildings, Improvements, &c. by the Most Eminent Artists, from Original Drawings, Taken from the Objects Themselves Expressly for this Work by Mr. Thos. H. Shepherd . . .  [bound together with] Modern Athens, Displayed in a Series of Views, or Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century; . . ., Elmes, James.  Artist:  Thomas H. Shepherd
1 Elmes, James. Artist: Thomas H. Shepherd Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century: Displayed in a Series of Engravings of the New Buildings, Improvements, &c. by the Most Eminent Artists, from Original Drawings, Taken from the Objects Themselves Expressly for this Work by Mr. Thos. H. Shepherd . . . [bound together with] Modern Athens, Displayed in a Series of Views, or Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century; . . .
London Jones & Co. 1834 and 1829 respectively Full Decorated Calf Very Good Minus 
A striking binding, reminiscent of Baroque bindings, especially Spanish bindings, wiht ornate gilt decoration, tooling, etc. As to the two works, this is a bit of a bastard work, with only a small sampling of the plates, and these arranged in a hodgepodge order. No plates that were bound are missing, we believe, but rather, what was bound was essentially just a selection of the plates, with the text pieces also bound in eccentrically (at the end, for example, in the Edinburgh work, and its dedication out of order). 4to. 28 by 21 cm. vi, 7-12, 12, iii-vi, i-ii, 18 pp. 25 plates, with 48 views, or two views per plate. Moderate age toning, and scattered foxing and soiling. Top edge sliced off of first half-title (the title with the engraving). In essence, a lovely binding with a collection of city view plates. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 Heath, Charles The Waverley Gallery of the Principal Female Characters in Sir Walter Scott's Romances. From Original Paintings by Eminent Artists. Engraved Under the Superintendence of Charles Heath
London Tilt and Bogue 1841 First Edition Full Morocco Very Good 
Unpaginated, with 36 hand-colored engravings of the heroines in Scott's novels, each plate accompanied by a text leaf with and telling passage that is telling of the heroines character, mettle, charm. Typically this work is encountered in black and white. The portraits epitomize ideals of beauty from the 1840s, and thus there are cosmetic similarities shared by all the ladies depicted, but through dress, expression, stance, a rich and variegated gallery emerges, and one can not gaze at these portraits without appreciating the rapture and awe Scott himself felt for his creations. The book is bound in a lushly decorated morocco. Both boards have an intricate band of swirling S motives and flowers constituting its dominant elements, and in the center is an armorial lion surrounded by an elaborate lozenge of floral vines with a calligraphic flow to them. The spine is divided into six compartments, five of which have an elaborate tracery. This still comes through, although the spine and the joints are rubbed rendering the spine a little "tired" in its appearance. The interior is tight. Some light and occasional foxing, but mostly clean. One plate with heavier marginal foxing, and tissue guards can be foxed. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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3 Logan, James The Scotish Gael; or Celtic Manners, as Preserved Among the Highlanders Being an historical and descriptive account of the inhabitants, antiquities, and national peculiarities of Scotland, more particularly of the Northern or Gaelic parts of the country where the singular habits of the aboriginal Celts are most tenaciously retained.
Hartford, CT S. Andrus & Son 1843 First American edition Full Calf Very Good 
8vo, 520 pp. Illustrations and embellishments throughout text. One hand-colored plate of tartan, a frontis of a highland piper and prints of Highland chiefs and of Royal Arms in the prelims. Modern full calf with stamping on boards of Celtic ornamental diaper in the style of a 16th century binding. Excellent source still of Scottish miscellany, Celtic religious rituals and beliefs, the clans, weaponry, on and on. Some scattered foxing and soiling. Mostly just age toned and clean. Binding has some scuffs that happily contribute to a slight aged patina. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Highland Dress by Paisleys, Paisleys Limited
4 Paisleys Limited Highland Dress by Paisleys
Glasgow Plaisleys Limited 1939 Ninth Edition Leatherette Very Good 
Highly appealing survey and catalogue of a leading purveyor of kilts and Scottish fashion, with color plates showing men, women, boys and girls in various kilt outfits, and each of these illustrated models shown with a separate background image of classic Scottish settings. 8vo. 22 by 17.5 cm. 32 pp. Also included is the 22 page "Appendix to Catalogue of Highland Costumes . . . Containing Full Details and Prices. Also Complete List of Clan Names, Septs and Dependents." The Appendix is dated, Revised September, 1939, and it is this for which we rely on in our dating. The Appendix fits into a pocket attached to the rear board. The cover has a few minor scuffs and one inconspicuous edge ding. A few leaves have minor dog ears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Gentle Shepherd.  A Pastoral Comedy., Ramsay, Allan (1686-1758)
5 Ramsay, Allan (1686-1758) The Gentle Shepherd. A Pastoral Comedy.
Glasgow A. Foulis 1788 First Illustrated Edition Half Morocco, Marbled Boards Near Fine 
4to. 30 by 23 cm. iv, x, ii, 111, iii, 17, i, 18 pp. Hand-colored portrait frontis of Ramsay plus twelve hand-colored aquatint plates. Ramsay's enormously successful play dates to 1725. It celebrates rural life, particularly that in Scotland of the day. The principal character of Sir William Worthy is supposedly based on the pretenderJames Stuart. The play employs light Scottish dialect throughout. This edition of the play has an useful glossary of Scottish words, and also eighteen engraved pages of songs (with musical notation) inspired by the play. The light caricature illustrations by David Allan, which are original to this edition, perfectly complement the material, and the coloring, although possibly not arranged for by the publisher, captures the rich lushness of the countryside and its picturesque country folk. Some rubbing to the boards. Light dustsoiling within, and occasional light spotting. 
Price: 1400.00 USD
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6 William Gibb, illustrator. WIth an introduction by John Skelton and descriptive notes by W. H. St. John Hope The Royal House of Stuart. Illustrated by A Series of Forty Plates in Colours Drawn from Relics of the Stuarts
London and New York Macmillan and Company 1890 First Edition Half Calf over Vellum Very Good 
A grand collection of chromolithographs on the decorative arts based on examples belonging to the Stuarts, including firearms, garments, jewelry, glassware, porcelain, furniture, etc. Folio sized, measuring 16 by 12 inches, 40 by 30 cm. xi, [3], 40 pp. followed by the 40 chromo plates, each with one to four pages of descriptive material, then a six page index. Interior is clean. Dark calf is scuffed, cracked, on the dry side. Front joint repaired. Vellum has soiling. Still an imposing binding, with decorative centerpiece of a crown. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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