Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

Ward, Artemus. [Charles Farrar Browne].

Artemus Ward: His Book. With Many Comic Illustrations. New York: Carleton, 1862. 262, 6p. Modern brown leather over thick boards black title label in gilt. Newer marbled endpapers. Frontis plate with small corner cut away at top else book is near fine with numerous comic full=page illustrations. Come with notes about Browne freely tipped in. Priced to go. Nice copy in fine binding. Charles Farrar Browne (1834-1867) American humor writer best known as pseudo Artemus Ward. He is considered to be Americas first stand-up comedian.     Artemus Ward. Humorist. Satire. Comedy. Illustrated. Comics. Early comics. Political comics. Fine binding.

DP20536   $45.00

Walton, Izaak with Charles Cotton. Moses Brownne.

The Compleat Angler: Or Contemplative Mans Recreation In Two Parts. By the ingenius and celebrated Mr. Isaac Walton and Charles Cotton... By Moses Browne... The Eight Edition With the addition of all the Songs set to Music... [with Fourth edition of Cottons work]. London: Richard & Henry Causton, 1772. xxiv, 363, [8]p. Two frontispieces and 8 additinal plates. Contemporary calf with spine rebacked gilt title on label. Clean copy with numerous text vignette illustrations of fish and musical staffs to songs. First endpaper with old ink notes crossed out no affect to content. Overall a very nice copy of this scarce edition. 8th edition of Walton with addition of all songs set to music. 4th edition of Cotton improved with notes.     ESTC: T84916.    Fish. Fishing. Angling. Trout. Grayling. Music. Songs. Rivers. Streams. Recreation. Sports.    DP20505   $200.00

Wilson, Henry.

Navigation New Modelld: Or, A Treatise of Geometrical Trigonometrical Arithmetical Instrumental And Practical Navigation. How to keep a Reckoning, both in Latitude and Longitude, without Tables or Instruments, by a New Method never yet published... Together with All Necessary Tables and the Projection of the Sphere Orthographic and Stereographic, Also Current Sailing... London: Printed for T. Page and W. Mount, 1723. Second edition with the Addition of Spherical Trigonometry, and astronomy. Rare. 8vo. xvi, 256, 253, [3]p. Modern antique calf, gilt lines to spine, black title label with gilt, new endpapers. Lacks blanks. Some minor soiling and staining, several leaves with minor corner dog-ears, few leaves with very minor repairs at top outer edge. Plate four with minor hole at extra fold, no affect at all to illustration,  plate six minoe wear at edge, plate seven with old owensr signature at inner fold, no affect at all to illustration. Scarce second edition with only two copies listed in ESTC and OCLC. Apparently lacking two plates.​ With 8 (of 10) folding plates. According to another copy we located sold previously at auction, there are 10 plates in this edition. Our copy has 8 plates listed 1-8, and than followed by the tables at the end. it would appear if plates are at a loss, they would be plates 9 & 10. We are unable to locate the identity of what those plates are, and our copy seems to flow correctly without them.​ Henry Wilson (1673-1741), English cartographer, author, mathematician and astronomer. Wilson authored several works on surveying and mathematics, this particular book went through four edition during his lifetime. ESTC lists only 2 copies, one in Brit. Isles and one in North America. OCLC lists the same two copies,as well.​          ESTC: T155104.​

Maritime. Navigation. Sailing.Naval. Science. Astronomy. Mathematics. Trigonometry. Geometry. Tools. Instruments. Engravings. Solar observation. Lunar observation. Sea ships. Travel. Exploration.Cartography.       DP20433   $375.00

Walton, Isaac & Charles Cotton.

The Complete Angler: Or, Contemplative Mans Recreation. Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, And Fishing. In Two Parts The First Written by Mr. Isaac Walton The Second By Charles Cotton Esq. With The Lives Of The Authors... By Sir John Hawkins. London: Samuel Bagster, 1808. First Bagster edition. 8vo. vi, 512p. Quarter modern calf over marbled boards gilt rules to spine and title on black label. Fine binding. A few plates with minor foxing but overall a very nice copy clean and crisp with large margins. Seventeen full-page plates and numerous text illustrations. One of the most often reprinted books in English literature and the most famous book on fishing ever printed. A celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. It was first published in 1653 and Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. In 1676 Charles Cotton, Waltons friend and fellow angler added to his work and completed his instruction in fly fishing and the making of flies.       Fishing. Fish. Fly fishing. Angling. Rivers. Recreation. Illustrated. Isaac Walton. Charles Cotton. Samuel Bagster.     DP20563   $500.00

Waite, Arthur Edward, editor and introduction.       [Shakespeare, Spenser, Moore, Hogg, Chaucer, Coleridge, et al].

Songs and Poems of Fairyland: An Anthology of English Fairy Poetry. London: Walter Scott, 1888. First edition. Rare. 8vo. Hardcover. 420p.

Modern antique calf over marbled boards, black title label in gilt to spine, new endpapers. ld ink stamp to half-title ‘Live the Life - Love the Law’, and at last blank  ‘Love and be Silent’. Title page in red & black ink. Few pages with very minor clean tears at very outer edge of margin, p61-62, p63-64 with minor trim at outer margin - see pictures - else the book is near fine and very clean. A scarce copy. A. E. Waite (1857-1942), American author best known for his multiple works on the occult, has put together here, for the first time, a wonderful anthology of English fairy poetry from some of the greatest authors in history such as Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, Thomas Moore, James Hogg, Chaucer, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.                       Fairies. Fairyland. Poetry. Poems. Fantasy. Mysticism. Occult. Supernatural. Shakespeare. Coleridge. Spencer. Juvenile. Childrens.          DP20432   $300.00

Vincent of Lerins and Augustine of Hippo.

Peregrini , Id Est, Ut Vulgo Perhibetur, Vincentii Lirinensis, Adversus Prophanas Hæreses, Commonitoria duo. Editio repurgata, cæteris purior & emendatior.  Hùic adijcitur Augustini liber de Hæresibus. Oxford: William T[urner] for William Web, 1631. 12mo. [π4 of 6], A-L12, M6. [8 of 12], 274, [2]p. Full modern pebble grained calf, blind tooled ruling.  Banded spine, black morocco label with title in gilt lettering. First few leaves with minor contemporary underlining. Falconer Madan's copy with his stamp on π2. Vincent (d. ca. 450), a semi-Pelagian monk on the island of Lérins, was opposed to the position of Augustine of Hippo.  In order to provide a guide for the determination of the true Catholic faith, he wrote the present work, which despite an emphasis on tradition asserts the final ground of Christian truth as Scripture; the authority of the Church was only to serve as a guarantee to the Scriptures' correct interpretation.  Furthermore, what development did occur in doctrinal matters was to come only through a more thoroughly explicated reading of the Scriptures. Augustine of Hippo (354-430), doctor of the western Church and one of the most frequently read and esteemed ecclesiastical authors of late antiquity, established the position that humankind lost free will in Paradise when Adam and Eve chose to be separated from God, and so, by this act of defiance, necessitated grace as a requirement for salvation. His position on Predestination, although unique and never quite fully accepted by the Roman church, predated that of Jean Calvin by more than a millennium.      STC 24749. ESTC:S119136. Madan I, 159.

Religion. Theology. Philosophy. Occult. Heresy.       DP20106   $350.00

Vinther, Philipp Jakob. [aka Philippus Jacobus].

Dissertatio Medica Inauguralis [Greek: Peri Ton Aprakton Morion]... Strassburg: Johannes Welper, 1678. First Edition. Rare. 4to.  ):(4,A-G4. [4], 56p.19th c. sheep-backed patterned paper boards, marbled endpapers, bookplate of Norman Shaftel (laid-in). First free-endpapers browned and chipped at edges. Minor stain to second & third leaves. Vinther is only known by this dissertation for his degree in medicine at Strassburg. It has a prefatory poem to Vinther by  Johann Christian Keck. A wide-ranging dissertation on impotence, its causes (including witchcraft) and cures, with extensive references to medical-legal literature.    VD 17 7:688046C. Krivatsy/NLM 12434. BL German 17th V404.

Medicine. Occult. Witchcraft. Law. Impotence. Sex.        DP20077 $350.00

Wagenseil, Johann Christoph.

Der Adriatische Low: das ist Kurtze Unzeigung Von des Durchleuchtigen Venetianischen Adels gesammter Geschlechte Ursprung Aufnahm Wie auch Deren angebornen Stamm-Wappen: : Aus Der Roem. Kays. Majestät Und Eines Löbl. Magistrats der Stadt Leipzig Bibliothecken, alten Jtalianischen Manuscriptis, wie auch einigen neuen Hülffs-Mitteln, entnommen. Altdorf: Jobst Wilhelm Kohles, 1704. First edition. 8vo. A-O8, P4. [38], 186, [6]p. 1/2 vellum over marbled boards, small tear in spine. Inner hinge started. Unusual bookplate on last paste-down with capital letters falling over each other. Head-piece vignettes, tail-pieces, 16 plates of coats-of-arms. Johann Christoph Wagenseil (1633-1706), scholar and professor of history and later eastern languages at Altdorf, travelled widely as a tutor to the children of the count de Traun and during these excursions earned the esteem of the princes of Germany, the emperor, and Louis XIV of France. OCLC locates only one copy (Harvard). Graesse W493.    

Heraldry. Art. Illustrated. Venice. Italy. Genealogy.    DP20006  $400.00