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 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

BOUVIER, M. P. L.

Manuel des jeunes artistes et amateurs en peinture.

Paris. Levrault. 1832. 8vo. pp. lii, 656. With lithographic title page and 7 folding lithographic plates. Original full vellum, gilt spine.

Second, enlarged edition. Bouvier (1766 - 1836), a member of the Societe des Arts in Geneva, was ... (more)

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ref: 38079

BURGES, W[ILLIAM].

Law Courts Commission. Report to the Courts of Justice Commission.

London. Day and Son; George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode. 1867. Folio. pp.16 Illustrated ... (more)

Presentation copy of this important record of one of the finest unrealised Gothic buildings of the ... (more)

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ref: 27785

BURNE-JONES.

BURNE-JONES.

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)

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CANOVA.

CANOVA.

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)

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ref: 35090

 CANSON & Montgolfier.

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)

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ref: 40994

CARROLL, Lewis.

Doublets. A Word-Puzzle.

London. Macmillan & Co. 1879. Small 8vo. pp. 39. Original publisher's scarlet cloth, boards ruled in blind, title gilt to upper board with vignette publisher's blindstamp.

First edition and presentation copy, inscribed in purple ink by Carroll: 'Rev. S. Hawtrey / from the ... (more)

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ref: 29888

CATHERWOOD, Frederick.

CATHERWOOD, Frederick.

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)

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ref: 41293

CHASSERIAU.

Othello. Quinze Esquisses à l'Eau-Forte Dessinées et Gravées par Theodore Chasseriau.

Paris. 1844. Folio. (515 x 390 mm). 15 etchings by Chasseriau, each printed recto only and signed by Chasseriau at lower right of image. Nineteenth-century red buckram, boards with elaborate decoration in gilt and blind to surround gilt title, banded spine with title gilt in five compartments, foot of spine worn wiht loss, marbled endpapers.

Theodore Chasseriau (1819 - 1856), was a child prodigy who entered Ingres' studio at the age of ... (more)

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ref: 33568

CHASSERIAU.

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)

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ref: 36875

CRUIKSHANK, George & Robert Cruikshank.

Illustrations to Tim Bobbin's Lancashire Dialect.

(London). (c.1828). 4to. (280 x 227 mm). Six etched plates (four by George Cruikshank, two by ... (more)

The very rare separate printing on India paper of the plates by George and Robert Cruikshank in ... (more)

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ref: 41281

CRUIKSHANK, George.

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)

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CRUIKSHANK, George.

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)

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CRUIKSHANK, George.

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).

[Cohn 169].

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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.

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ref: 18802



Antiquarian
Antiquarian

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.