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WORLIDGE, J. (John). Vinetum Britannicum: Or A Treatise of Cider, And other Wines and Drinks extracted from Fruits Growing in this Kingdom... And a Description of the New-Invented Ingenio or Mill, For the more expeditious making of Cider, And also the right way of making Metheglin and Birch Wine... To which is Added, A Discourse teaching the best way of Improving Bees.
London: Printed for Thomas Dring..., 1678. Second edition, much enlarged. 8vo., full contemporary calf, (24), 240, (10), 42, (12). [A4, B-R8, A-D8 ] With a frontis and four engraved plates. There is some slight worming to the lower edges (margins only) of leaves A1-A4 of "Vinetum" without loss of text or image; marginal repair to B8, minor dampstain in the upper margin of a few leaves not affecting text, stain extending into text of D2-D8 of "Apiarium"; upper board slightly sprung, binding rubbed with chipping to spine ends but this is still a very good copy of this important work.
Both these works were first published separately in 1676, but the enlarged second edition of "Vinetum" included the second edition of the "discourse on Bees" which is in fact titled "Apiarium, or A Discourse on Bees." The "Apiarium" has a separate titlepage( with the imprint as above) but was indeed issued as part of "Vinetum" as designated on the title page "including a discourse...improving bees." The index at the end of "Apiarium" contains the index for both works, and the errata is likewise for both works. John Worlidge [1640-1700] noted English agriculturalist. Worlidge was an influential writer on husbandry and rural crafts, and his "Systema Agriculturae" (1669) was the "first systematic and comprehensive treatment of arable and livestock husbandry." The section on cider was expanded and published as "Vinetum Britannicum" in 1676 and went through several editions, the second including "Apiarium" containing important information on bee keeping. (DNB).
KANE, Paul. Wanderings Of An Artist Among the Indians of North America From Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon Through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and Back Again.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, And Roberts, 1859. First edition. 8vo., late 19th century half calf, cloth, raised bands, elaborate gilt compartments, leather spine label, (xviii), 455, (9)pp. With eight chromolithograph plates, a folding map and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Very minor rubbing otherwise a fine copy. TPL 2911, Peel (later edition) 253, Sabin 37007.
"Cane came to Canada from Ireland in 1818-19 and settled in York. Between 1841 and 1845 he studied art in France and Italy, and returning to Canada, he travelled the width of the continent studying and sketching aspects of Indian life. From these sketches Kane executed a series of paintings for Geo. W. Allen who financed his trip for this purpose." The above work comprises, "with little alteration from the original wording" Kane's day-to-day notes of his travels, June 1845-Oct. 1848."
MacKENZIE, ALEXANDER. Voyages From Montreal, On the River St. Laurence, Through the Continent of North America, To the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793. With A Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of The Fur Trade Of That Country. Illustrated With Maps.
London: T. Cadell,... 1801. First edition. 4to., recently rebound in brown half calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt decoration in the compartments, leather spine label, viii, cxxxii, 412, (2)p. errata. With a frontispiece and three large folding maps. Some offsetting, some scattered foxing, two of the maps have minor professional repairs (reinforcement) on the verso (no loss) a fine copy of this cornerstone of exploration.
The Scottish born MacKenzie (1755-1820) made two epic journeys during his sojourn in Canada: the first in 1789, when he led an expedition into unknown areas in the northwest part of the Hudson's Bay territory, discovering the MacKenzie River and following it to the Arctic Sea; and the second in 1792-1793, when he set out to travel overland to the Pacific coast, becoming the first white man to cross the Rocky Mountains and reaching the coast (though without actually glimpsing the ocean) on June 22, 1793. Enriched by fur-trading, MacKenzie returned to England in 1801 and produced this magnificent book. The long introductory chapter on the fur trade was evidently composed by McKenzie's cousin, Roderic MacKenzie; and the explorer's journals were revised and edited by the prolific William Combe. In a fascinating chapter of his book, Carl Wheat calls MacKenzie's exploration to the Pacific "one of the most brilliant tours de force in the history of exploration," and his "exciting tale and brilliantly executed maps."
TPL 658; Field 967. Graff 2630, Lande 1317, Sabin 43414.
(LORING, Emilie) Original watercolour by Mike Barker for the dustjacket of Loring's novel "Forever and a Day."
The drawing itself measures 6 1/2" x 5" although it is done on a larger board. Done in vibrant colours it depicts a man and woman looking romantically at each other. Also present are two proofs for the dustwrapper -- the first depicting the cover and spine; the second with the cover, spine, and as well as material to be included on the rear panel and inner flaps (blurbs, adverts, etc.). Included with the graphic material are several carbon typescript sheets with communications to Barker regarding the design of the jacket, suggestions for changes, suggested back ads (heavily corrected), flap ads (heavily corrected) and a summary sheet of the novels plot. All are in fine condition.