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ANNAN, Thomas.

ANNAN, Thomas.

The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow.

Glasgow. James MacLehose and Sons. 1900. Folio. pp. 23. Half-title, title printed in red and black, list of plates, preface by William Young and 50 photogravure plates. Original publisher's rose cloth, gilt armorial vignette of Glasgow to upper board, additional gilt armorial vignette to rear board, title gilt to spine, t.e.g.

First expanded edition of Annan's photographic masterpiece, containing 50 photogravure plates ... (more)

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ref: 35650

ANON. (Attributed to John Shirley).

The Most Delectable History of Reynard the Fox. Newly Corrected, and purged from all grossness in Phrase and Matter. As also, Augmented and Inlarged with sundry excellent Morals and Expositions upon every several Chapter.

London. A. M. and R. R. for Edward Brewster, at the Sign of the Crane in St. Pauls Church-yard ... (more)

[PROVENANCE: Old front free endpaper retained with various pen trials and inscriptions recording ... (more)

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ref: 44890



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

 ATKINSON, John Augustus.

ATKINSON, John Augustus.

A Picturesque Representation of the Naval, Military and Miscellaneous Costumes of Great Britain,... with a descriptive essay on the subject of each plate in English and French. Volume I. [All Published].

London. William Miller & James Walker. 1807. Folio. Half-title, title-page, 4 pp. dedication in ... (more)

First issue. 'It was originally intended to publish the work in three volumes, with 100 plates ... (more)

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ref: 27933

 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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 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

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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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.