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CAMDEN LOCK BOOKS

Setting the Standard. Why I have the expertise to buy and sell uncommon and rare secondhand books.

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JASON BURLEY

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2020

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I have owned Camden Lock Books since 1984 & list uncommon, in demand and hard to find books. My book expertise came with many years as Chairman of London P.B.F.A. & exhibiting at bookfairs.

My name is Jason Burley. I learnt the trade as a bookdealer at the former Francis Edwards Ltd. 84 Marylebone High Street, London W1 as a teenager, working alongside the late Alan Mitchell, Reg Remington, Anthony Gilbert and Clive Farahar (expert on books and manuscripts on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, which he joined in 1986). In 1984 I opened my own independent bookshop in Camden, London NW1. In 2002 I opened a bookshop premises in Old Street, London EC1 and in 2015 I opened Burley Fisher Books, my current bookshop, in Haggerston E4. I was chairman of the PBFA (London) for over four years and exhibited at the monthly Russell Hotel, London PBFA Bookfairs for about fifteen years alongside Bernard Shaphero, Jarndyce Books, Blackwell's Rare Books, Jean Hedger, M.E. Korn, Robert Frew, Sotherans and many others. Under my chairmanship, the PBFA (London) founded and established specialist bookfairs (Military, Travel, Art, Children's books) in London. I now focus on cataloguing books online, while my partner, Sam Fisher, runs the bookshop selling new and secondhand books with a permanent staff of four bookdealers. I retired from bookfairs & the PBFA in about 2000, and engaged with internet bookselling directly through my own website. I have recently updated my website for making my books available for purchase and am busy loading new material onto it daily. IOBA provides an additional layer of confidence to potential clients wanting to buy expensive books from me online, people who have not met me or bought books from me in the past and do not therefore personally know who I am. I would always be delighted to meet you by appointment at my central London bookshop, Burley Fisher Books.

FEATURED ITEMS

WILLIAMS (Samuel Wells) . Narrative of the American Embassy to Peking, in July, 1859


Title: Narrative of the American Embassy to Peking,...

Publisher: [Shanghai]

Publication Date: 1859

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st
PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION,WILLIAMS (Samuel Wells). Narrative of the American Embassy to Peking, in July, 1859. First edition. Good Copy of this Very Scarce Offprint from The Journal of The North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Vol.I. - No. III. - Art. VI, read before The Society, Shanghai, October 25th, 1859. Text block is clean. Covers have soiling. Spine is chipped and a very small 1/4 square inch piece is missing from the upper left cover corner. 8vo. 22 x 14 cm.Bound in original printed wrappers. 37pp. [Shanghai], 1859. An account of John Elliot Wards (1814-1902) mission to ratify the American portion of the Treaty of Tientsin which failed due to inopportune timing (Ward arrived just after the British had attacked the Taku forts) and his refusal to kowtow. In this brief narrative, two objects have been kept in view: One has been to describe the reception and proceedings of the American Embassy in its journey to the Chinese capital; the other to exhibit, more particularly, than would have been necessary had the Ambassador seen the Emperor, the discussions held with the Commissioners upon the ceremony required at the Chinese Court to show the views which it now entertains. (p. 29). No copy in OCLC. Bookseller Inventory # 4102

950

Hand-coloured copper engraving (1819) from the GRANDEST BOOK of VIEWS OF CONSTANTINOPLE.

Title: Grand Place de l'Hippodrome à Constantinople". Duplessis Bertaux & François Denis Née (Engravers), Antoine Ignace Melling (Artist).

Publisher: Paris, Treuttel et Würtz.

Publication Date: 1819

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st
Large hand-coloured copper engraving of 1819. Measurement of the engraved part 45.3 x 72 cm. Very mild marginal foxing. Mounted, glazed and framed in attractive, period style frame (104 x 75 cm). Extracted from Antoine Ignace MELLING s Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore , [Paris, Treuttel et Würtz, 1819] with a vertical crease where it was originally folded into the folio volume. Stunning hand-coloured delineation of the Hippodrome Square of Istanbul, the city's skyline, & members of Ottoman society in the foreground (in the background the Obelisks of the Byzantine Emperors Theodosius II and Constantine VII & on the left the Mosque of Sultan Ahmed I) Melling (1763-1831), having studied architecture, painting and mathematics, went to the Italy and Egypt at the age of nineteen. In 1784, Melling moved to Istanbul as attaché to the Russian Embassy and remained in Constantinople for eighteen years. He was architect to Sultan Selim III and his sister Hatice, with whom he maintained a close relationship. Melling in 1795 designed the gardens and the interior of Hatice Sultan's palace in Ortaköy, and the interior of the newly built palace in Defterdar Burnu, in neoclassical style, as well as jewellery and clothes for the Turkish court. He was consequently granted access to the Sultan's palaces, including the Harem, Melling's sketches of which provided the earliest interior views that soon unfolded before the eyes of Europeans in an unparallelled way( Melling saw Istanbul as an Ottoman citizen but was able to paint it as an insightful Western European). Having completed various projects for Selim III, Melling returned to Paris in 1803. In order to prepare the publication of his drawings, Melling set up an engraving studio, with the assistance of the best engravers of the time. The excellent quality of this edition, in select paper, realized by the best typographers of the time was achieved thanks to Melling's diligence, an impeccable engraving and the originality of the drawings. In order to write the accompanying texts Melling worked and consulted with Lechevalier, P. Deval, Pouquevile, Lacretelle, Choiseul-Gouffier, Barbie de Bocage and others. Production did not start until 1809 and was not completed until 1819 after the appearance of the thirteenth livraison. Later on, coloured versions of the engravings were also published. The outstanding success of the exhibitions on which the work was based earned Melling the title of Painter to the Empress Josephine, Napoleon's wife. Individual prints, least of all the most attractive views such as this, infrequently appear for re-sale. Bibliography: Cornelis Boschma & Jacques Perot, 'AIM', Paris (Carnavalet) 1991 Elisabeth A. Fraser, 'Mediterranean encounters : artists between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839', 2017. Atabey 798-799; Blackmer 1105; Brunet III, 1591; Lipperheide LB 41. Bookseller Inventory # 4379

£750

JOHANN LEONHARD FRISCH 1712 Nouveau dictionnaire des passagers françois-allemand + allemand-françois

Title: Nouveau dictionnaire des passagers françois-allemand et allemand-françois, oder Neues Französisch-Deutsches und Deutsch-Französisches Wörter-Buch, Worinnen Alle Frantzösische Wörter, auch der Künste und Wissenschafften, aus den vollkommensten und neuesten Dictionariis, nebst den nöthigsten Constructionen und Redens-Arten, durch kürtzlich gezeigte Etymologie, und durch das gebräuchlichste, und reineste Teutsche erkläret worden; Im Teutschen Theile aber eine so grosse Verbesserung und Vermehrung geschehen, daß die Liebhaber beyder Sprachen dieses Buch mit grossem Nutzen gebrauchen können.

Publisher: Leipzig:Joh. Friedrich Gelditsch und sohn.

Publication Date: 1712

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: FIRST EDITION. (12), 1021, 446 printed pages. Two parts in one volume. Preliminaries with decorative initial capitals. Frontispiece engraved on wood and unique to this, the first edition (the royal orb is engraved on the left foregound -not on the small table- and the title cartouche is not supported by cherubs, as they are in the 1739 edition). Woodcut floriate tailpiece. With the discreet ownership ink stamp of Berthold Schaefer of Breslau, an author and historian whose work was published between 1913-26. Three other ownership inscriptions, all on the front free endpaper.Final preliminary leaf missing its lower corner, just affecting the printed binder's signature at the foot of the margin. 13 x 19 x 10 cm. Bound in contemporary full parchment over stiff boards and with vellum slotted bands. Front hinge cracked but firm; rear hinge with minimal & old wormhole. Spine lettered in contemporay hand. Binding exquisitely patinated with very slight wear and rich centuries-old handling depths & shades of beautiful discolouration. Johann Leonhard Frisch (1666-1743) was a German linguist who had a diverse career, starting as a singer, serving as an interpreter in the German army and progressing to the position of headmaster of a school in Berlin. As a man of letters of the time, he pursued many interests, including natural history and the collections of specimens to form the Cabinet of Curiosities so beloved of this early scientific era. His bird collection formed the basis for the drawings in one of his works. His French to German dictionary was republished in 1730, 1737, 1739, 1746, 1761, 1766 & 1771. WorldCat locates just two copies of this scarce FIRST EDITION, both in Germany. Bookseller Inventory # 4364



£500

Danger 66,000 Volts TGM 0038 Submission Stage 2 Rem Koolhaas/Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Title: Danger 66,000 Volts TGM 0038 Submission ...

Publisher: Rem Koolhaas/Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition
282 x220. 36 unnumbered pages, plus eight large folding plans. Diagrams and images throughout. Original buff covers, spiral bound with orange lettered label torn to open access to the inside. Edition of 35, this is copy number 26. Several minor pencil corrections to text errors. This is the Rem Koolhaas/OMA final proposal to convert Bankside power station into Tate Modern. In July 1994 an international competition launched to find an architect to redesign the Bankside Power Station into a gallery of modern art for the Tate. By November, 148 entrants had been reduced to a shortlist of 6: David Chipperfield; OMA/Rem Koolhaas; Renzo Piano; Tadao Ando; Herzog & de Meuron and Jose Rafael Moneo. In January 1995, Herzog & de Meuron won the competition. OMA probably supplied a copy of this to each of their 7 partners, to 13 more individuals listed in the credits at the back, Davis Langdon & Everest (3 partners) and Richard Gluckman architects, with 13 Tate Trustees, or to 37 in total. However, it states on the last leaf that it was limited to 35 copies only. It is exceptionally rare to find a copy for sale, this could be among the first and the last. None in COPAC. Rem Koolhaas said about Tate Modern The building offers space, but it is not suitable for art, it offers shelter, but it leaks and has to be repaired, it offers a location, but that is also problematic; it offers a beginning, a presence, which could be hard to organize working within contemporary parameters. The building, an object (abject) lesson in symmetry, will be the only museum in the world marooned on a mud bank, twice every 24 hours. It may need drastic strategies of dissociation; a Turneresque blur of brick from which strategies of dissociation will have to rescue / recuperate it. The Tower, strangely invisible in spite of its height, can be partly dismantled, liberated from its substance / mass, as could other sections of the building. In the City, the skeletal will be more noticeable than bulk. Danger: 66,000 volts It is significant that an institution about to enter an electric power station on the wrong site of a notoriously divisive river and needing an architect to help mastermind such a radical two-way transformation, to be financed so far with a virtual budget, is confidently casting on these still theoretical architects at the expense of a collection which as yet resembles, in its eccentricity and incompleteness, not so much a mosaic but an eccentric bubble diagram of the past century's artistic achievement. OMA are one of the most influential architects today. OMA s first UK buildings were Rothschild Bank s headquarters, City of London and Gartnavel Maggie s Centre, Glasgow. The Barbican put on a major exhibition of OMA s work in 2011-2 and OMA won Pritzker Prize 2000 and Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale. OMA s work with art spaces went on from this 1995 Tate Modern competition to Prada Transformer (2009) a radical changeable tetrahedron; and design for the Fondazione Prada, St Petersberg s Hermitage Museum, and the Haus der Kunst, Munich. Bookseller Inventory # 4128

£2000

A Thelemic Tarot Baphomet Publishing 1977

Title: A Thelemic Tarot

Publisher: Baphomet Publishing

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st
Limited to 499 copies of which this is number 218, signed by Augustus Donelly on the back of the partly coloured, illustrated card cover. The complete major arcanas are beautifully hand coloured by the original owner. They are 8 & 7/10 x 6 & 2/10 inches on matt white card, with original colouring instructions in author's script with a few neat owner's ink additions. This set was issued in black and white for owners to colour, and this one is coloured to a very professional standard. It is a rare set now. The cover has some slight damage to a small uncoloured portion of the design on the middle left hand side, that barely detracts from the overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 3790

£1250

KATE BUSH, "How to Be Invisible" >>>> A DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED & NUMBERED UK 1ST

Title: How to Be Invisible >>>> A DELUXE SIGNED ...

Publisher: Faber & Faber, London

Publication Date: 2018

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition
The deluxe limited edition is quarter bound with cloth spine and paper paper covered boards. Author and title on spine are blocked in gold foil, together with the title repeated in braille on the front panel. The book's text is printed on 90gsm Munken Premium Cream woodfree paper, and the book has marbled endpapers, gold head & tail bands and gold ribbon. Also included is the exclusive letterpress print entitled 'Aerial Tal'. This arrives printed in gold on Canaletto Velino 300gsm paper, housed in a red paper envelope. Each print and book are numbered and these are matching number 359 of only 500 such copies ever produced. The book and the print are housed in a hand-made red solander box, with a silk ribbon. Selected and arranged by Kate Bush herself, with an expansive introduction by the novelist David Mitchell, How To Be Invisible presents the lyrics of Kate Bush for the first time in a this special cloth-bound Faber edition. Bookseller Inventory # 4169

£1150

Gideon Harvey The city remembrancer: being historical narratives of the great plague at London, 1665

Title: The city remembrancer: being historical narratives of the great plague at London, 1665; great fire, 1666; and great storm, 1703. To which are added, observations and reflections on the plague in general; considered in a religous, philosophical, and physical view: with historical accounts of the most memorable plagues, fires, and hurricanes. The whole compiled from the curious and authentic papers of the late very learned Dr. Harvey

Publisher: London: printed for W. Nicoll

Publication Date: 1769

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st
2 vols ; 21.2 cm. (8º) I: vi, vii, [1], 456 p. II: [6], 100; [4], 232 p The City Remembrancer comprises two volumes and contains historical narratives of notable events in London during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Volume I covers the Great Plague of 1665 and volume II deals with the Great Fire of London (1666) and the Great Storm of 1703. This work claims to have been taken from Gideon Harvey's papers. Harvey was a physician who published several medical works on diseases including the plague. He was physician to the Tower of London for fifty years. The part on the great storm of 1703 is an adaptation of Daniel Defoe's The storm, 1704 (reissued in 1713 as A collection of the most remarkable casualties and disasters, which happen'd in the late dreadful tempest, q.v.); the whole work is sometimes attributed to him. In three parts. Volume I has an additional title-page reading: An historical narrative of the great plague at London, 1665 .; vol. II has a general title-page and is in two parts, each with separate title-page, pagination and register, containing: An historical narrative of the great and terrible fire of London . 1666 . and: An historical narrative of the great and tremendous storm . 1703. Each of the three parts was also issued separately. ESTC t131728. Later half calf bindings with gilt raised bands, in 6 gilt scroll decorated compartments, gilt titles on green and brown labels. Corners, hinges and top of the spine of the second volume are all a little worn. VG copy with the bookplate of Marianne Hudson, Tadworth Court on the front pastedown Miss Marianne Stanhope, eldest daughter of the late Walter Spencer Stanhope, esq. of Cannonhall, in Yorkshire, was born on 23 May 1786 about 7 o clock in the morning (writes her mother) in their house in Grosvenor Square, London. She was therefore a few years older than Margaret (born in 1791). It was her brother, whose life can be followed through his sister s letters in The Letter-bag, John Spencer-Stanhope who succeeded father Walter to the estate of Cannon Hall, Yorkshire. Marianne married later in life: March 1828 saw her become the wife of Robert Hudson of Tadworth Court (near Reigate). She died (aged 76) in 1862. Bookseller Inventory # 4106

950

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