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Rare Books, Prints and Manuscripts

Rare Books, Prints and Manuscripts
Le Vite de' piu eccellenti Pittori,...
The second edition of Vasari's famous 'Vite' but the first complete edition with much new material and the first to be illustrated.
Vasari, GiorgioLe Vite de' piu...1568
I Dieci Libri dell’Architettura di Vitruvio...
A very good copy of the third edition of the Barbaro translation of Vitruvius with his commentary.
Vitruvius, Pollio MarcusI Dieci Libri dell’Architettura...1584
Ragionamenti Del. Sig. Cavaliere Giorgio Vasari...
First edition of Vasari's analysis of the iconography of his own paintings for the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Vasari, GiorgioRagionamenti Del. Sig. Cavaliere...1588
The Merry Wives of Windsor
William Shakespeare' 'Comedie' The Merry Wives of Windsor extracted from the Second Folio of 1632.
Shakespeare, WilliamThe Merry Wives of...1632
Architectura Recreationis ... &c. [With:] Architectura...
A sammelband of three of Furttenbach's architectural treatises, each a production of beautiful engraved plates and distinctive mise-en-page.
Furttenbach, JosephArchitectura Recreationis ... &c...1640; 1628; 1641
Villa Pamphilia eiusque Palatium, cum suis...
A superb union of two rare works - almost certainly for presentation - on the Villa Pamphilia with the plates very finely coloured by a contemporary hand and heightened with gum arabic and gold and silver.
Barriere, Dominique, Giovanni Battista Falda & Carlo CesioVilla Pamphilia eiusque Palatium,...c.1675; c.1690
Venice Preserv'd, Or, A Plot Discover'd...
The first edition of Thomas Otway's 'Venice Preserv'd'.
Otway, ThomasVenice Preserv'd, Or, A...1682
Love for Love: A Comedy. ACted...
The first edition of William Congreve's comedy Love for Love.
Congreve, WilliamLove for Love: A...1695
The False Friend, A Comedy. As...
A good complete copy of the first edition of Sir John Vanbrugh's comedy.
Vanbrugh, Sir JohnThe False Friend, A...1702
The Architecture of Andrea Palladio; in...
First edition of Palladio's treatise in English.
Palladio, AndreaThe Architecture of Andrea...1715 Issued in parts 1715–1720
The Architecture of Leon Battista Alberti...
First edition in English of Alberti's De Re Ædificatoria, together with his other works De Pictura and Della Statua.
Alberti, Leon BattistaThe Architecture of Leon...1726
The Plan and Estimate of Finishing...
An exceptional discrete collection - and a remarkable survival from the early eighteenth-century - of groundplans, elevations and documents, the proposal by Hawksmoor, Campbell and James for Queen Anne's North Pavilion at Greenwich.
Hawksmoor, Nicholas, Colen Campbell & John JamesThe Plan and Estimate...1728 / 1729
Les Ruines des Plus Beaux Monuments...
First edition of Le Roy's ground breaking work on Greek architecture and remains.
Le Roy, (Julien-David)Les Ruines des Plus...1758
Etudes d'Arbres Dessinées d'après Nature par...
A wonderful unsophisticated set of de Fiennes' very scarce engraved plates of trees.
Fiennes, A. de or DefiennesEtudes d'Arbres Dessinées d'après...1801
Remarks on Rifle Guns Being the...
A very good copy of Baker's work on rifles with the plates with fine colouring by hand.
Baker, EzekielRemarks on Rifle Guns...1823
Die Schaale des Kodros
Braun's privately printed work on the Codrus Cup.
Braun, EmilDie Schaale des Kodros1843
A Victorian Album of Original Collages
An extraordinary personal Victorian album of intricate original collages likely produced in Ireland.
AnonA Victorian Album of...c.1880
Nature Printing in Many and Diverse...
An exceptional album of original material by Richard Cockle Lucas including a large number of his outstanding nature prints.
Lucas, Richard CockleNature Printing in Many...c.1878
The Life of George Cruikshank. Special...
George Jerrold's The Life of George Cruikshank, the enlarged and expanded edition, with a large amount of additional material.
Cruikshank, George. Jerrold, BlanchardThe Life of George...1880 but 1882
Les Travaux Publics de la France...
Subscriber's copy of this rare photographic work on the extensive public works undertaken in Napoleon III's France.
Reynaud, LéonceLes Travaux Publics de...1883