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Rare Books, Prints & Manuscripts
P. Ovidii Nasonis Heroides ... In...
A beautiful, untrimmed and large-margined copy of this scarce illustrated edition of Ovid's Heroides in an intriguing contemporary binding.
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)P. Ovidii Nasonis Heroides...1525
The Praise of Folie. Moriae Encomium...
A complete copy of the first edition in English of Erasmus' prose satire, Moriae Encomium: The Praise of Folie.
Erasmus, DesideriusThe Praise of Folie...1549
Paradisi In Sole Paradisus Terrestris. Or...
First edition, first issue of Parkinson's beautiful and notable English herbal.
Parkinson, JohnParadisi In Sole Paradisus...1629
The Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells...
A very good copy of Thomas Heywood's extraordinary scholarly, mystical and extensive poetic magnum opus.
Heywood, ThomasThe Hierarchie of the...1635
The Works of Publius Virgilius Maro...
A magnificent copy bound lavishly in red morocco and with the plates coloured beautifully by a contemporary hand.
Virgil. (Publius Vergilius Maro)The Works of Publius...1654
The Lusiad, or, Purtugals Historicall Poem:...
A very scarce large paper presentation copy of the first edition in English of Portugal's greatest literary masterpiece, Luis de Camões' epic 'Os Lusíadas'.
Camoens, Luis de. (Luís Vaz de Camões)The Lusiad, or, Purtugals...1655
Opere Varie di Architettura, Prospettive, Grotteschi,...
A very good copy of Piranesi's Opera Varie dateable to 1761 and including his famous series of Carceri.
Piranesi, Giovanni BattistaOpere Varie di Architettura,...1750. c.1761
Le Antichità Romane
A good complete copy of the first edition, second issue of Piranesi's Le Antichitá Romane with very good early impressions of the engravings and the two printed folio 'Lettere di Giustificazione'.
Piranesi, Giovanni BattistaLe Antichità Romane1756. 1757
Le Moine, Traduit de l'Anglais. Tome...
Eugène de Beauharnais' copy of the first French edition of 'Monk' Lewis' notorious Gothic novel.
Lewis, Matthew 'Monk'Le Moine, Traduit de...1797. An V
Liber Studiorum
A very good complete set of Turner's famed Liber Studiorum, with all plates on uncut sheets.
Turner, Joseph Mallord WilliamLiber Studiorum1812 1807–1819
CARICATURE, LA. Journal Fondé et Dirigé...
A fine complete copy of La Caricature with an original drawing by Grandville and a large number of additional plates and other material.
CaricatureCARICATURE, LA. Journal Fondé...1830 4 Nov–1835 27 Août
Coranus Arabice. Recensionis Flügelianae Textum Recognitum...
A beautiful copy in contemporary decorated red morocco of the best printed edition of the Qur'an prior to the twentieth century.
Qur'an / KoranCoranus Arabice. Recensionis Flügelianae...1837
Photographs of New South Wales. [Presented...
An exceptional album of Australian photographs presented to the unifier of Germany and 'Iron Chancellor', Otto von Bismarck.
Pickering, Charles Percy et alPhotographs of New South...c.1884
The Century Guild Hobby Horse. Issue...
A very scarce complete series of the Arts and Crafts periodical.
Hobby Horse. Mackmurdo, A. H., S. Image and H. Horne (Editors)The Century Guild Hobby...1884; 1886–1894
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now...
A magnificent copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer.
Kelmscott Press. Chaucer, GeoffreyThe Works of Geoffrey...1896
The Works of Charles Dickens. The...
Arguably the best edition of Dickens' works, with the definitive text, large type and facsimiles of title pages and original covers, etc.
Dickens, CharlesThe Works of Charles...1906–1908
Der Blaue Reiter. Die Erste Ausstellung...
An exceptional copy of the rare catalogue for the first exhibition by Der Blaue Reiter.
Kandinsky, Wassily & Franz MarcDer Blaue Reiter. Die...1911
La Prose du Transsibérien, et de...
A beautiful presentation copy of the stunning collaboration between Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay: La Prose du Transsibérien.
Delaunay, Sonia. Cendrars, BlaiseLa Prose du Transsibérien,...1913
La Première Aventure Céléste de Mr...
An excellent copy of the first edition of Tzara's first book and the first publication of Zurich dada.
Janco, Marcel. Tzara, TristanLa Première Aventure Céléste...1916, 20th July
Vingt-Cinq Poèmes - Dix Gravures sur...
A beautiful, unsophisticated copy of the mythical édition de tête of Tzara's dada collection illustrated by Hans Arp and with his exceptional cover.
Arp, Hans. Tzara, TristanVingt-Cinq Poèmes - Dix...1918, le vingt juin