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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

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


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


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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ref: 41287


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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ref: 41279


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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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.

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ref: 18802


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.

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ref: 38603

 ELIOT, T[homas] S[tearns].

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'.

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ref: 33306

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)

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ref: 33354


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)

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ref: 21625

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)

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ref: 30688


Synopsis of Practical Perspective, Lineal and Aerial.

London. Printed for the author. 1829. 8vo. pp. 136. With 17 folding engraved plates. Contemporary cloth-backed boards, paper title label pasted on spine. Some rubbing and foxing to the binding Foxing to front prelims otherwise a fine uncut copy.

First edition. Fielding, teacher of drawing at the East India Company's Military College, used this book as the class text. His focus is upon artistic perspective of buildings, roads, streets, stairs, plants, figures, and animals among other subjects.

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ref: 38588


A Selection of Twenty of the most Picturesque Views in Paris, and its environs, drawn and etched in the year 1802, by the late Thomas Girtin.

London. M.A. & John Girtin. 1803. Oblong folio. Dedication leaf & 20 aquatint plates, with titles ... (more)

Several of the prints are trimmed in the outer margin within plate mark, with no loss of image ... (more)

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ref: 25060


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.