Illustrations to Cupid and Psyche.
(London?). c.1880. Large folio. (498 x 335 mm). 44 wood-engraved plates, each printed recto only ... (more)
[PROVENANCE: Bookplate of Laurence Hodson, printed at the Kelmscott Press, to front pastedown]. A ... (more)
Monumentum Aeternae Memoriae Mariae Christinae Archiducis Austriae ... &c.
Vienna [Vindobonae]. Typographia Degeniana. 1813. Folio. Title to each part (Latin title and ... (more)
Rare publication on one of Canova's most important commissions, that for the tomb of the Habsburg ... (more)
CANSON & Montgolfier.
23 Examples of the Use of Color in Modern Advertising.
New York. Canson & Montgolfier Inc. 1928. 8vo. 23 leaves with Art Deco advertisements printed on a variety of different paper stock. Original publisher's decorated paper boards.
From the edition limited to 5,000 copies, this copy unnumbered. 'this book was designed to ... (more)
Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan.
London. F. Catherwood. 1844. Folio. (554 x 374 mm). Decorative chromolithograph title by Owen ... (more)
First edition, one of 300 copies, of Catherwood's fine illustrations of ancient monuments in Central ... (more)
Othello. Seize Esquisses Dessinées et Gravées par Theodore Chasseriau 1819-1856.
Paris. Gazette des Beaux-Arts. 1900. Large folio. (655 x 500 mm). pp. (iii). Leaf with printed title in red, limitation verso, leaf with introductory text, frontispiece and 15 prints by Chasseriau. Contemporary red buckram-backed cloth portfolio, printed title to upper cover in gilt, marbled endpapers.
From the edition limited to 175 copies, with this one of 25 on Japon. The later printing of ... (more)
Illustrations for Chamisso's Peter Schlemihl.
(London). (1823 / 1824). 4to. (c.300 x 220 mm). Eight etchings by George Cruikshank, on India paper and mounted to larger sheets. (India sheet size: c.194 x 112 mm). Each plate mounted under passepartout.
The very rare separate printing of Cruikshank's etchings on India paper. This issue is not ... (more)
Points of Humour; Illustrated by the Designs of George Cruikshank.
London. C. Baldwyn, Newgate Street. 1823 - 1824. 2 parts in 1. 8vo. (230 x 148 mm). pp. vi, 47; v ... (more)
First edition with eight of Cruikshank's original drawings for the plates. Cruikshank's ... (more)
Six Illustrations to Cowper's Diverting History of John Gilpin.
London. Charles Tilt. 1828. 8vo. (236 x 164 mm). Six monochrome wood engravings by George Cruikshank, each printed recto only on India paper. (Sheet size: 212 x 158 mm). Original publisher's printed stitched paper wrappers, loose in later paper-lined brown cloth portfolio with gilt title to spine.
The rare issue of Cruikshank's plates, proofs on India paper, in the original wrappers.
'The illustrations (India proofs) were also issued unmounted separately without text, in brown paper printed wrappers, in royal octavo.' (Cohn).
DE LILLE, Jacques.
L'Homme des Champs, ou les Georgiques françoises.
Strasbourg. L'Imprimerie de Levrault. 1802. 4to. pp. 282. 4 hors texte engraved plates by C. Guerin, each with guardleaf with caption. Half morocco-backed cloth. Some foxing throughout. Corners bumped, spine worn, front inner hinge cracked.
De Lille's translation of the Georgics.
Le Mobilier National, Etoffes et Tapisseries d'Ameublement des XVIIe. et XVIIIe. Siecles.
Paris. Ch. Massin. nd. c.1910. Folio. pp. (iv), 15. 80 heliogravure plates printed on rectos only. Loose as issued in the publisher's marron cloth portfolio.
The collection consists mainly of work from Savonnerie, Gobelins, Beauvais and Pernon done to designs by Charles Le Brun, Philippe de Lassale, Tessier, Maurice Jacques et al. There are also examples of English work from Mortlake.
Manuel du peinture a la cire. Application des divers procedes propres a la peinture artistique et autre. Considerations sur la peinture a l'huile, ses alterations, les moyens d'y remedier. Preparartions diverses a son usage.
Paris. 1844. 8vo. pp. 60, (3). Wrappers.Occasional foxing, otherwise a nice copy.
ELIOT, T[homas] S[tearns].
Collected Poems 1909 - 1935.
London. Faber & Faber Ltd. 1947. 8vo. Original publisher's blue cloth, title gilt to spine, light turquoise dust-jacket with printing in red and black.
Later impression with a presentation from Eliot to Ernst Robert Curtius on front free endpaper: 'to / Ernst Robert Curtius / who introduced my work / to German readers, so / long ago. / T. S. Eliot / 26.ii.48'.
ELIOT, T[homas]. S[tearns].
The Rock. A Pageant Play ... &c.
London. Faber & Faber Ltd. 1934. 12mo. pp. 86. Original publisher's grey printed wrappers.
First edition limited to 1,000 copies in wrappers (there were also 1,000 in boards with a ... (more)
Traité de Lithographie.
Mulhouse. 1840. 4to. pp. ix, 467. With chromolithograph title, portrait and 50 plates, many folding. Publisher's decorated boards, recently rebacked.
One of the rarest early works on lithography, Gottfried Engelmann took up the mantle from Senefelder ... (more)
FEDIN, Konstantin Alexandrovich.
Goroda i Gody. Roman. (Cities and Years. A Novel).
Leningrad. Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo. 1924. 8vo. pp. 384, (3). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards and endpapers, banded spine with title gilt and gilt vignettes in six compartments.
First edition of Fedin's autobiographical first novel. 'Cities and Years', Konstantin Fedin's ... (more)
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.