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Rare Books 2011

Rare Books 2011
I quattro libri dell'architettura
First edition of one of the most influential and most successful of all architectural books, and the work which spread Palladio's fame throughout Europe.
Palladio, AndreaI quattro libri dell'architettura1570
The Statutes of the Most Noble...
Early eighteenth-century manuscript of the Statutes of the Order of the Garter - in a contemporary armorial binding - illustrated with two lavish full-page colour illuminations heightened with gilt.
Heraldry. Henry, Duke of KentThe Statutes of the...1713
Recueil des Plans, Elevations et Coupes...
Rare first edition - entirely unsophisticated, uncut in the original marbled boards - of one of the greatest and most beautiful 18th century books on architecture.
Here, EmmanuelRecueil des Plans, Elevations...1750–1753
Principali note della Piasa: Views of...
The complete set of Visentini's 'Principali note della Piasa' after Canaletto - finely inked engravings with a silvery tone on sheets of fine laid paper that have been neither framed nor trimmed.
Canaletto & VisentiniPrincipali note della Piasa:...c.1750
El Ingenioso Hildalgo Don Quixote de...
A fine copy of Joaquin Ibarra's masterwork and a classic of world literature.
Cervantes, Miguel deEl Ingenioso Hildalgo Don...1780
The Mysteries of Udolpho, A Romance;...
First edition of Ann Radcliffe's influential Gothic novel.
Radcliffe, AnnThe Mysteries of Udolpho,...1794
Pattern Book of Leeds Pottery
Scarce early pattern book issued by the Leeds Pottery.
Leeds PotteryPattern Book of Leeds...1794
Stowe. A Description of the House...
Large paper copy of Seeley's Stowe - limited to 150 copies - from the library of William Beckford in a lavish contemporary binding by Kalthoeber.
Beckford's Copy. Seeley, JohnStowe. A Description of...1797
Los Caprichios
A very fine set of the first edition (limited to approximately 300 sets) of Goya's greatest series of engravings printed in warm sepia tones on thick laid paper.
Goya, Francisco Jose de Goya y LucientesLos Caprichios1799.
A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of the...
First edition of Stubbs' rare, late and unfinished comparative anatomical work, uncut in the original wrappers and from the collection of Stubbs' patron Thomas Villiers, 2nd Earl of Clarendon.
Stubbs, George (1724 - 1806)A Comparative Anatomical Exposition...1803–1806
Endymion: A Poetic Romance
First edition, first issue - uncut in the original publisher's boards - of Keats' second book.
Keats, JohnEndymion: A Poetic Romance1818
Chaque âge à ses plaisirs
Complete set of Grandville's rare first published suite of satirical plates.
GrandvilleChaque âge à ses...1827
L'amour croise des races. (Agence Matrimoniale)
Grandville's preparatory watercolour sketch for the print 'L'amour croise des races.
Grandville (Jean-Ignace-Everard Gérard)L'amour croise des races...1834
Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp,...
A fine copy of Thomas Shotter Boys most highly regarded work and an early use of chromolithography.
Boys, Thomas ShotterPicturesque Architecture in Paris,...1839
Traité de la Langue Arabe Vulgaire...
First edition of Al-Tantavy's Arabic grammar with a double-presentation to Maximilian, Duke of Bavaria, in Arabic calligraphy within a decorative illuminated frame, and in French.
Tantavy, Mohammed Ayyad, El-Traité de la Langue...1848
Folies Gauloises
First edition with a fine association (presentation in sepia ink on initial blank leaf): 'à Mon ami Nadar / G.
DoréFolies Gauloises1859
Souvenir du Caire
First edition and presentation copy of Préziosi's fine colour plates of Cairene life and costume.
Préziosi, (Count Amadeo)Souvenir du Caire1862
Los Proverbios
First edition - one of 300 copies - of Goya's esoteric series of engravings.
Goya, Francisco Jose de Goya y LucientesLos Proverbios1864
Entwurf zu dem Kaiserlichen Palast Orianda...
Very rare collection of Schinkel's fantastic 'Higher Architecture' designs for the Russian Imperial Crimean pleasure palace Orianda.
Schinkel, Karl FriedrichEntwurf zu dem Kaiserlichen...1873
Tôkyo Meisho No Uchi. (The Scenic...
A delightful composite album of colour woodcuts demonstrating the changes in Japanese society at the Meiji Restoration.
Hiroshige Iii, Kunitoshi, Mosai (yoshitora), Ikkei & NobuhideTôkyo Meisho No Uchi...c.1875