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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)

£2,750
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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)

£30,000
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ref: 41956

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)

£4,500
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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)

£450
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ref: 40994

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)

£25,000
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ref: 41293

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)

£2,500
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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)

£1,250
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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)

£1,000
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ref: 41287

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)

£5,250
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ref: 41279

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].

£450
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ref: 41286

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.

£225
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ref: 18802

DUMONTHIER, Ernest.

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.

£250
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ref: 33600

 DURER, Albrecht.

DURER, Albrecht.

Die Unterweysung der Messung mit dem Zirckel un Richtscheyt.

(Nuremburg). (Hieronymus Formschneyder). 1525. 4to. (304 x 210 mm). [89 unnumbered leaves, without ... (more)

A large copy of the first edition of Dürer's geometrical treatise on perspective and the uses of ... (more)

£55,000
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ref: 42291

DUROZIEZ, A.M.

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.

£75
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ref: 38603



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.