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A Victorian Album of Original Collages.

(Avoca, Wicklow?). (c.1880). Folio. (390 x 310 mm). [10 unnumbered leaves]. 12 original collages on ... (more)

An extraordinary personal Victorian album of intricate original collages likely produced in Ireland ... (more)

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ref: 44552

 BAKER, Ezekiel.

BAKER, Ezekiel.

Remarks on Rifle Guns Being the Result of Forty Years Practice and Observations: with Specific Regard to Fowling Pieces.

London. Printed E. Justins ... Sold by E. Baker ... And Jarvis ... &c. 1823. 8vo. (216 x 135 mm ... (more)

A very good copy of Baker's work on rifles with the plates with fine colouring by hand. Ezekiel ... (more)

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ref: 44034

BARRIERE, Dominique, Giovanni Battista Falda & Carlo Cesio.

BARRIERE, Dominique, Giovanni Battista Falda & Carlo Cesio.

Villa Pamphilia eiusque Palatium, cum suis Prospectibus, Statue, Fontes, Vivaria, Theatre, Areolae, Plantarum, Viarumque ordines, cum eiusdem Villae absoluta delineatione [Together with:] Galeria Dipinta nel Palazzo del Prencipe Panfilio da Pietro Berrettini da Cortona.

Rome. Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi. c.1675; c.1690. 2 works in 1 vol. Folio. (450 x 325 mm). First ... (more)

[PROVENANCE: Ownership signature 'Shelburne' to front free endpaper (see below); bookplate of Emily ... (more)

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ref: 43340

 BARTOLI, P. Daniello.

BARTOLI, P. Daniello.

Missione Al Gran Mogor del P. Ridolfo Aquaviva della Compagnia di Giesu. Sua Vita e Morte E d'altri quattro Compagni uccisi in odio della Fede in Salsete in Goa.

Rome. Per Il Varese... Con Licenza de'Superiori. 1663. 12mo. (145 x 80 mm). pp. 218, (ii). Printed ... (more)

First edition of Bartoli's account of the mission of the Jesuit Ridolfo Aquaviva to the Court of the ... (more)

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ref: 40508

BARTOLOZZI. Chamberlaine.

Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein in the Collection of His Majesty, for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. With Biographical Tracts.

London. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office. 1792. Large folio. (558 x 425 ... (more)

The court of Henry VIII by Bartolozzi after Hans Holbein. Originally published in parts between ... (more)

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ref: 45012

BEARDSLEY. Jonson, Ben.

Volpone; or, the Foxe, a new edition.

London. Leonard Smithers. 1898. 4to. Cover, frontispiece and five initial letters by Beardsley. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt design by Beardsley, slightly worn on base of spine.

From the edition of 1,100 copies.

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ref: 20676


The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly.

London. Elkin Mathews & John Lane. April 1894 - April 1897. 13 vols. 8vo. (202 x 164 mm). Titles ... (more)

A complete set of the most famous periodical of the fin-de-siècle. The Yellow Book, with both ... (more)

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ref: 43348

BEAUMONT, Francis and John Fletcher.

The Scornfull Lady. A Comedy. As it was now lately Acted (with great applause) by the King's Majesties Servants, at the Black-Fryers.

London. Printed by M[armaduke]. P[arsons]. for Robert Wilson ... &c. 1639. Small 4to. (171 x 144 ... (more)

The fifth quarto edition of Beaumont and Fletchers' 'The Scornfull Lady'. First published in ... (more)

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ref: 44584

BELL, Clive.


London. Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press. 1921. 8vo. pp. 29, (1 leaf with ads. recto). Original publisher's printed wrappers with red clover pattern and red letterpress to front wrapper.

First edition - limited to 350 copies - this copy entirely unopened. Clive Bell, husband of ... (more)

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ref: 33349

BELYI, Andrei (Pseud. of Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev).

Stikhi o Rossii. (Poems about Russia).

Berlin. Epokha. 1922. 12mo. pp. 50, (3). Original publisher's printed wrappers with red printed title designed by Count Glikman.

First edition, uncut in the original publisher's wrappers, of Bugaev's poems written between 1904 and 1918.

[Kilgour 190; see Tasarenkov pg. 53].

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ref: 30690

BIGOT, Georges.

Croquis Japonais.

Tokyo. 1886. Folio. 29 original etchings illustrating Japanese characters. Bound in vellum wrappers and stiched in the Japanese style, with additional etchings printed on the front and back wrappers.

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ref: 27209

BLACK SUN PORTFOLIO. An Intercontinental Quarterly. Nos. 1 - 6. (All Published).

Washington D. C., Paris, Rome, Athens. The Black Sun Press. 1945 - 1947. 6 issues. Folio. Profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome throughout. Each issue loose in original publisher's portfolio (differing sizes and colour paper portfolios for each issue) with printed title.

A very good complete set of the internationalist Black Sun Portfolio. Published in different ... (more)

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ref: 44030

BLAKE, William. Robert Blair.

The Grave, A Poem.

London. Printed by T. Bensley ... for the Proprietor, R. H. Crombie &c. 1808. Folio. (414 x 332 mm ... (more)

[PROVENANCE: Engraved bookplate of Stephen Louis Simeon (1857 - 1937) to front free endpaper verso ... (more)

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ref: 44730

 BODONI, Giovanni Battista.

BODONI, Giovanni Battista.

Le Più Insigni Pitture Parmensi Indicate Agli Amatori delle Belle Arti.

Parma. Dalla Tipografia Bodoniana. 1809 (1816). Folio. (512 x 360 mm). pp. (x), xxii, xxii, 7, 7 ... (more)

First edition, large paper copy in folio, uncut and in the original publisher's binding. A very ... (more)

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ref: 40535


Central Asian Tapestries. From the Collection Assembled by A. Bogolubow.

Leipzig. Karl W. Hiersemann. 1908. Folio. pp. 24; 24 (text present in German, Russian and French). Illustrated with 36 large colour lithographs and 7 monochrome plates. Loose as issued in original publisher's printed cloth portfolio, each plate with discreet stamp of 'L. Ginzkey, Maffersdorf', not affecting images.

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ref: 38720


The Antiquarian section contains a miscellany of titles, ranging from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century. Included are artists' manuals, books containing artists' engravings, scientific manuals, literature volumes and sets, and many more rare and original items.