Sims Reed Rare Books:

A Selection of Rare Books 2013

A Selection of Rare Books 2013
P. Virgilii Maronis Opera : P...
First illustrated edition of the works of Virgil, Grüninger's masterpiece, and one of the greatest German woodcut series of the Renaissance.
Virgil. Publius Vergilius MaroP. Virgilii Maronis Opera...1502
Die Unterweysung der Messung mit dem...
A large copy of the first edition of Dürer's geometrical treatise on perspective and the uses of mathematical geometry in art.
Durer, AlbrechtDie Unterweysung der Messung...1525
Le Premier [Second] Volume des plus...
Rare first editions of both parts of Jacques Androuet du Cerceau's work on the ancient palaces of France.
Androuet Du Cerceau, JacquesLe Premier [Second] Volume...1576; 1579
Tabulae Triumphi Caesaris. (The Triumphs of...
The complete set of Andreani's chiaroscuro woodcuts after Mantegna's painted cycle The Triumphs of Caesar.
Mantegna. Andreani, AndreaTabulae Triumphi Caesaris. (The...1598
Satyrus Etymologicus, Oder der Reformirende und...
First edition of this folkloric collection and masterpiece of German Baroque printing.
Praetorius, M. Johannes. (Pseud. for Hans Schultze)Satyrus Etymologicus, Oder der...1672. Im Jahr ICh mVsz so eIn gVter Mann seyn aLs DV seyn mVst
Architectonisches Alphabeth bestehend in Dreysig Grund...
Steingruber's imaginitive Architectonisches Alphabet, one of the most extraordinary architectural treatises ever conceived or printed.
Steingruber, Johann DavidArchitectonisches Alphabeth bestehend in...1773 1774
The Works in Architecture of Robert...
A fine copy of the first issue of the first edition of the designs of the Adam brothers in a contemporary binding.
Adam, Robert & JamesThe Works in Architecture...1778 but 1773–1778; 1779
Les Edifices Antiques de Rome, Mesurés...
A beautifully annotated copy with a large amount of additional illustration and correction by hand.
Desgodetz, AntoineLes Edifices Antiques de...1779
Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans...
An early issue of the plates with no watermark later than 1795 in contemporary green morocco.
Bartolozzi. ChamberlaineImitations of Original Drawings...1792
Microcosm of London [Together with:] A...
An oustanding set of Ackermann's publications, the Botfield set with his arms, in contemporary burgundy morocco.
Ackermann, Rudolph, PubMicrocosm of London [Together...1808–1816
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. A Romaunt
First edition of Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage in a beautiful contemporary binding.
Byron, George Gordon, 6th BaronChilde Harold's Pilgrimage. A...1812
Christabel: Kubla Khan, A Vision; The...
Poet John Drinkwater's copy of the first edition of three of Coleridge's most important poems.
Coleridge, S[amuel]. T[aylor]Christabel: Kubla Khan, A...1816
The Royal Pavilion at Brighton
A deluxe copy of Nash's important work bound in contemporary morocco for presentation by King George IV.
Nash, JohnThe Royal Pavilion at...1826 / 1827
CARICATURE, LA. Journal fondé et dirigé...
A fine complete copy of La Caricature bound with a very rare complete set of La Lithographie Mensuelle.
CARICATURE, LA. Journal fondé...1830 4 Nov–1835 27 Août; 1832–1834
Antiquities of Mexico ... &c
First edition of the coloured issue of Kingsborough's magnum opus, the greatest illustrated work on Mexican antiquities.
Kingsborough, Edward King, ViscountAntiquities of Mexico .....1831–1848
The Monuments of Nineveh. From drawings...
The Beaufoy-Atabey copies of Layard's publications detailing his first and second excavations in Mesopotamia.
Layard, Austen HenryThe Monuments of Nineveh...1849–1853
Reports by the Juries on the...
A complete set of the presentation issue of the catalogue of the Great Exhibition and the Reports of the Juries illustrated with original calotype photographs and bound in presentation red morocco.
Great Exhibition Of The Works Of Industry Of All Nations, 1851Reports by the Juries...1851–1852
Scotland Delineated in a Series of...
The magnificent Scotland Delineated in the extremely rare hand-coloured state.
Turner, Roberts, Nash et al. Lawson, John ParkerScotland Delineated in a...1854
Parallèle des Edifices Anciens et Modernes...
Complete copy of Trémaux's Parallèle des Edifices with eight original photographs.
Tremaux, PierreParallèle des Edifices Anciens...c.1858
Etudes à l'Eau-Forte par Francis Seymour...
An exceptional copy presented to Phillipe Burty and annotated by Henri Vever; the last vignette in the preface has been 'touched' by the artist.
Haden. Burty, PhilippeEtudes à l'Eau-Forte par...1866