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Rare Books, Prints & Photographs
An excellent and very large copy of the first and only complete edition of Serlio in English, the first complete work on architecture published in the English language.
Serlio, SebastianThe First [ -...1611
Missione Al Gran Mogor del P...
First edition of Bartoli's account of the mission of the Jesuit Ridolfo Aquaviva to the Court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in 1580.
Bartoli, P. DanielloMissione Al Gran Mogor...1663
A very good example of the scarce first edition of Laurence Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' one of the most extraordinary and important novels in English.
Sterne, LaurenceThe Life and Opinions...1760–1767
The Engraved Works of Nicolas Ponce
An exceptional recueil of Nicolas Ponce's graphic oeuvre, likely constituted by the artist himself, and an important monument to the history of French engraving in the eighteenth century.
Ponce, NicolasThe Engraved Works of...c.1775–1822
Il Museo Pio-Clementino [Together with:] Il...
A complete set of the Museo Pio-Clementina with the additional volume Il Museo Chiaramonti.
Visconti, Giovanni Battista & Ennio QuirinoIl Museo Pio-Clementino [Together...1782–1807
Oriental Field Sports; Being a Complete,...
First edition, an early issue bound from the parts, with two of the original part wrappers.
Howitt, Samuel. Williamson, Captain ThomasOriental Field Sports; Being...1807
Authentic Memoirs of the late George...
This beautiful and rare collection of prints after the work of George Morland was collected by Francis Blagdon and published by Edward Orme.
Morland, George. Blagdon, William FrancisAuthentic Memoirs of the...1806
Illustrations for Chamisso's Peter Schlemihl
The very rare separate printing of Cruikshank's etchings on India paper.
Cruikshank, GeorgeIllustrations for Chamisso's Peter...1823 / 1824
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
Illustrations to Dante's Divine Comedy
A very scarce complete set of William Blake's unfinished 'Illustrations to Dante's Divine Comedy'.
Blake, WilliamIllustrations to Dante's Divine...1838.
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
Album Fotografico Sevillano, Dedicado à SS...
A rare early album of views in Seville, bound for presentation, by the French photographer Masson.
Masson, Luis-LéonAlbum Fotografico Sevillano, Dedicado...c.1855
Ausgewählte Lieder für eine Singstimme mit...
An exceptional gift: Beethoven's 'Lieder' in a binding painted by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and presented by him to Mary Gladstone, daughter of the Liberal Prime Minister.
Burne-jones, Sir Edward ColeyAusgewählte Lieder für eine...1870. c.1870?
A good copy of the facsimile of the first editions of both parts of Cervantes' Don Quixote together with the additional volumes of notes and iconography.
CervantesDon Quijote de la...1871–1873; 1874; 1879
L'Art et L'Idée: Revue Contemporaine Illustrée...
An excellent complete and unsophisticated set of Octave Uzanne's review 'L'Art et L'Idée' in the original wrappers and volume chemises.
Rops, Vallotton, Grasset, Robida, Morin et al. Uzanne, Octave (Ed.)L'Art et L'Idée: Revue...1892
The Book of the Thousand Nights...
A beautiful set of Sir Richard Burton's translation of Alf Layla wa Layla, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.
Arabian Nights. Burton, Sir Richard. F. (Trans.)The Book of the...1894
Photografifen van Tjandi Brambaman (Candi Parambanan)
A rare collection of original photographs - by the first professional Indonesian photographer Kassian Cephas - of the Hindu temple at Candi Prambanan.
Cephas, KassianPhotografifen van Tjandi Brambaman...c.1895
Le Pater..
An exceptional copy from the édition de tête of Mucha's mystical Art Nouveau masterpiece with an original signed watercolour and in a binding by Marius Michel.
Mucha, AlphonseLe Pater..1899
The Works of John Ruskin. Library...
The complete literary works of John Ruskin.
Ruskin, John. E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn (Editors)The Works of John...1903–1912
Aus den Memoiren de Herr von...
The édition de tête of Pascin's first illustrated book with an original drawing.
Pascin, Jules (Julius Pincas). Heine, HenriAus den Memoiren de...1910