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  BOOKS 

BOOTH, Charles. [The famous sociological survey of London]
Life and Labour of the People in London. First Series. [&] Second Series. [&] Third Series. [&] Final Volume. London: McMillan & Co., 1902. First edition of the complete work. 17 vols & map case, original parchment-papered boards, gilt-decorated spines, partially unopened; Series 1 with map case with five coloured folding Poverty maps, illustrated in text with graphs & tables; Series 2 illustrated in text with graphs & tables; Series 3 with 20 coloured folding maps (lettered A-U, although 'I' was not used) and sketch maps in text; 'Final Volume' with coloured folding map in rear pocket. Some spotting of text throughout.
A fine and complete set of the three series that made up Booth's socio-economic survey of London, including his famous Poverty map which colour-coded streets according to the degree of wealth of the inhabitants, ranging from black ('Lowest class'), through shades of blue and purple ('Poor', 'Mixed', 'Fairly Comfortable'), to red ('Well to do') and yellow ('Wealthy'). Booth (1840-1916), owner of the Booth Shipping Line, acted in response to an 1886 Pall Mall Gazette article that claimed that 25% of Londoners lived in poverty. Booth regarded this figure as wildly exaggerated, so recruited a team of volunteer researchers (including his cousin Beatrix Potter) to compile an analysis of social conditions based on field visits and interviews with local police, clergy and employers. The First Series of 'Life and Labour' (1889), covering the East End, showed that 35% lived in poverty. The Second Series (1891), covering the rest of the city, showed that no less than 30 per cent of the city's total population could be classed as poor. The Third Series (1902) covered Religious Influences. The 'Final Volume' (also 1902) contained notes on social influences and Conclusions, with a map marking places of worship, public elementary schools and public houses.
[Ref: 15615]    £16,000.00 ($21,536 • €18,288 rates)


  GLOBES 

MANNING, James. [A pocket terrestrial globe in its original display box]
Model of the Earth. London, c.1860. 1¾" (45mm) diameter, twelve gores with hand colour, two axis pins, in original cardboard box with brass mount rings. A little wear to box.
A miniature globe from the mid-19th century, with Alaska still marked as Russian Territory (pre-1867). Little is known about James Manning: in 'Globes at Greenwich' Elly Dekker just gives estimated working dates of 1854-63.
[Ref: 18408]    £1,850.00 including VAT ($2,490 • €2,115 rates)


ETSUZANDO. [A rare Japanese table globe on wooden stand]
[A 5" diameter Japanese globe.] Osaka: Etsuzando, c.1900. Hand colour. 5" (125mm) diameter (at equator), brass meridian, wooden base, total 250mm high.
An unusual Japanese globe which is, like the Earth, an oblate spheroid (flattened at the poles). Japanese globes of this vintage are seldom found on the market.
[Ref: 18409]    £1,100.00 including VAT ($1,481 • €1,257 rates)


BETTS, John. [A collapsable globe]
Betts's Portable Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. British Empire coloured red. London, George Philip & Son Ltd, & Liverpool, Philip Son & Nephew, c.1925. Printed waxed cotton globe with 'umbrella ' mechanism, metal spindle and hanging ring. Globe circumference 1,260mm extended, 770mm long including spindle. With the original cardboard tube with printed cover. Some faint staining.
An unusual collapsible globe, made spherical by pushing a metal tube upwards along the spindle, It shows the British Empire covering approximately a quarter of the Earth's total land area, with a population of 450 million people. The globe's mechanism was invented by John Betts in 1860; this example is a later issue by G. Philip & Sons who manufactured them after Bett's death c. 1863 to c. 1925. We have estimated the date of this example by the description of St Petersburg as 'Petrograd (Leningrad)' (renamed by the Soviets in 1924), and the separation of Transjordan from Palestine (1922) but before full independence from the British (1928). Undoubtedly the reason for the superb condition of this globe is the original cardboard tube.
[Ref: 16071]    £2,250.00 including VAT ($3,029 • €2,572 rates)


  WORLD 
 World Maps 

SCANDIANESE, Tito Giovanni. [An Italian poem about hunting, illustrated with Ludovico Dolce's world map]
I Quattro Libri della Caccia. [Bound with] La Sfera di Proclo. Venice: Gabriel Giolito et Fratelli, 1556, First Edition. 4to, contemporary limp vellum; pp. 164 + 20, 16 woodcut vignettes with other woodcut decorations. [&] pp. 23, title with woodcut illustration, other woodcut decorations, publisher's emblem at end. Wormholes in titlepage, a few pages and emblem, ink stamp on spine and covers.
An Italian illustrated hunting poem with a short treatise on falconry at the end, written under this pseudonym by Tito Gazarini (1518-82). On page 23 is a printing of Ludovico Dolce's unusual world map which is an amalgam of Macrobius and Gastaldi: the shape is that of Macrobius, with the zones around the equator and windheads; however on North America are 'Terra del Bacalaosa' and 'Nueva Hispania' of Gastaldi. The Straits of Magellan also appear.
[Ref: 17393]    £1,600.00 ($2,154 • €1,829 rates)


DOLCE, Lodovico. [An important Italian translation of Ovid's 'Metamorphoses']
Le Trasformationi di M. Lodovico Dolce. In questa quarta impressione da lui in molti luoghi ricorrette. Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1557. Fourth edition. 4to, C18th half calf with marbled boards and endpapers; pp. (xvi)+309+(i)+colophon; woodcut title and text illustrations throughout, incl. world map on p.3. Unidentified engr. ex-libris label & Italian bookseller's label on front paste-down.
The fourth edition of Lodovico Dolce's translation of Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', first published 1553. It is illustrated with numerous woodcuts, including a world map which is an amalgam of Macrobius and Gastaldi: the shape is that of Macrobius, with the zones around the equator and windheads; however on North America are 'Terra del Bacalaosa' and 'Nueva Hispania' of Gastaldi. The Straits of Magellan also appear. Lodovico Dolce (c.1508-1568) was a prolific author: he wrote comedies, tragedies and histories; edited the works of Dante, Boccaccio and Tasso, among others; and translated Greek and Roman classics, including texts by Homer, Euripides Cicero and, of course, Ovid. Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC-17/18 AD), better known as Ovid, published his Metamorphoses in 8 AD. A narrative poem, it contained over 250 myths relating to the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Cæsar. It was incredibly influential, and was one of the first books printed in English, by William Caxton in 1480. SHIRLEY: 95 for world map.
[Ref: 15464]    £1,800.00 ($2,423 • €2,057 rates)


  AMERICA 

DE BRY, Theodore. [An important book on early American exploration]
[The Great or American Voyages.] Frankfurt: 1594-1617. Parts I-VI only (of 13) in one volume. Latin text. Folio (335 x 235 mm), 17th century vellum over pasteboard, the flat spine with small panel outlined in gilt with rolls, titled in gilt within the panel. A few neat repairs, part VI lacking 2nd section (from page 108 including 2nd frontis. and 28 plates), binding with minor repairs to spine and the board edges, endpapers replaced.
De Bry's important collection of voyages of exploration to the Americas, containing several landmark maps of the continent. Included are Hariot's account of the English colony in Virginia (second edition, second issue, 1606), with the important map of the Roanoke colony in Virginia and plates after John White; Jacques Le Moyne's Florida (second edition, 1609), with his map of south east North America and engravings of Florida and its inhabitants; Hans Stadius's Brazil (second edition, first issue, 1605) with his map of Peru and Brazil; and Girolamo Benzoni's History of the New World (first two parts second editions, 1594 & 1617, the third the first edition of 1596), with maps of the Western Hemisphere, the West Indies and New Spain, and a view of Cusco.
[Ref: 12946]    £75,000.00 ($100,950 • €85,725 rates)


  ASIA 
 India 

STANFORD, Edward. [One of the last maps of India under the East India Company]
Stanford's map of India Based on the Surveys Executed by Order of the Honourable the East India Company, Special Maps of the Surveyor General and Other Authorities; showing the Latest Territorial Acquisitions of the British Empire and the Independent and Protected States, Railways, Canals, &c. 1857. London: Edward Stanford, 1857. Coloured lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen in two sections, each c. 830 x 1270mm. With original slipcase with publisher's title label.
A large and detailed map of India and Sri Lanka, with the states coloured to mark their independence or the European country that controlled them. Three large circular diagrams show the distance and bearing of cities from Bombay, Madras and Calcutta respectively. An inset map bottom right is titled 'The Malay Peninsula &c. showing the British Possessions Beyond the Ganges'. A list gives the dates of acquisitions by the British Empire from Bombay in 1661 to Tanjore in 1856. The map is an act of hubris by the East India Company, proclaiming their increasing control over India. However by May in the year of publication, the India Mutiny, also known as the First War of Independence, was started by Sepoys in Meerut and by the end of the following year the Company was no more, replaced by direct control by the British government.
[Ref: 18158]    £2,500.00 ($3,365 • €2,858 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

ROCQUE, John. [A fine example of Rocque's county atlas]
The Small British Atlas: being a New Set of Maps of all the Counties of England and Wales: To which is added a General Map... London: Rocque, 1753. 8vo, later brown calf; engraved title (in English & French), folding general map, double-page general map & 52 double-page engraved maps, as called for. Good, early impressions of the maps.
The only county atlas by Rocque, who was better known for his large scale surveys of cities. Most of the maps have no illustrations, but Devon has vignettes of the Eddystone Lighthouse and West Yorkshire has a view of a guillotine in use in Halifax half a century before the French Revolution. The folding general map, titled 'A Parliamentary Map of England', is a sketch-map, marking the outlines of the counties and the positions of the major towns only; however it is made more interesting by the tables, which includes the revenue of both land tax and ship tax from each county.
[Ref: 11749]    £4,000.00 ($5,384 • €4,572 rates)


 England 

SEATON, Robert. [A decorative wall map of England & Wales]
This New Map of England and Wales, with the Adjacent Countries, Compiled by Surveyors in the Ordnance Department, is Respectfully Dedicated to the King, by his Majestys Most Obedient Servant and Geographer, Robert Seaton. London, James Neele & Co, c.1835. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 1170 x 940mm, with slipcase.
A detailed map of England and Wales in fine original colour, with regional boundaries, roads, railways, settlements and topography marked. Dedicated to William IV, it has a large vignette of Windsor Castle above the title, views of Westminster Abbey, York Minster, St Paul's and Canterbury Cathedral in the four corners, and 28 portraits of British worthies in the borders. Along the top are soldiers, including Marlborough and Wellington; down the left are politicians, including Fox, Pitt and Canning; down the right are intellectuals, including Shakespeare, Newton, Pope, Byron and Burns.
[Ref: 10838]    £1,500.00 ($2,019 • €1,715 rates)


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