Oesterreichs Merkwürdigkeiten die Bild- und Baukunst betreffend, des Fursten Wenzel von Kaunitz Wietberg. Theil I: Bildsaulen und Wasserspiele des Kais. Königl. Gartens Schönbrunn. Theil II: T. Modelle zu den Bildsaulen und Wasserspielen &c.
Vienna. Trattner. 1779. 2 parts in 1. Large folio. (608 x 418 mm). Engraved frontispiece ... (more)
A large copy of Beyer's rare work on the statuary of Schönbrunn Palace. The architect ... (more)
BLAKE. Young, Edward.
The Complaint, and the Consolation; or, Night Thoughts.
London. R. Noble. 1797. Folio. (430 x 335 mm). pp. (ii), viii, 95. Printed title, advertisement (pp ... (more)
First edition of Blake's illustrations for Edward Young's Night Thoughts. Night Thoughts is a key ... (more)
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)
BOILEAU DESPREAUX, [Nicolas].
Oeuvres de Boileau Despreaux avec des Eclaircissemens Historiques, donnes par lui-meme, & rediges par M. Brossette; augmentees de plusieurs Pieces, tant de l'Auteur, qu'ayant rapport a ses Ouvrages; avec des Remarques & des Dissertations Critiques. Par M. de Saint-Marc.
Paris. Libraires Associes. 1772. 4to. 5 vols. pp. (6), cxvi, 431; (6), 617; (10), 340; (6), 362 ... (more)
A fine large copy with each page mounted on larger sheets in a uniform binding with the gilt ... (more)
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)
A Set of 22 Titles by Robert Browning, in First or Early Editions.
London. 1835 - 1887. 26 vols. 8vo. Bound in uniform blue morocco by Bradstreet's with their signature gilt, banded spines with titles gilt, t.e.g.
Paracelsus (Effingham Wilson, 1835; initialled by Browning). Strafford: an historical tragedy ... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The Art of Painting portraits, landscapes, animals, draperies, satins, etc. in oil colours: Practically explained by coloured palettes: with an appendix on cleaning and restoring ancient paintings on panel or canvas.
London. Rudolph Ackermann. 1840. 8vo. pp. 47, 8 adverts + 11 coloured plates. Publisher's cloth, rubbed on spine and forecorners, some staining to boards, paint marks on rear pastedown.
"The Author's long experience as an artist (together with the success of those who have been ... (more)
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)
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)
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.