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Rare Books September 2011

Rare Books September 2011
Die Unterweysung der Messung mit dem...
A large copy in limp vellum 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
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
Opera Posthuma
First edition in a contemporary binding of Spinoza's influential posthumous publication.
Spinoza, Baruch, later BenedictOpera Posthuma1677
Der Wunder-reiche Uberzug unserer Nider-Welt, Oder...
First edition of Francisi's extraordinary illustrated treatise on bizarre natural phenomena and Fortean wonders.
Francisi, ErasmusDer Wunder-reiche Uberzug unserer...1680
Repraesentatio Belli, ab successionem in Regno...
Decker’s rare suite of engravings - unsophisticated in a contemporary binding - illustrating the battles of the War of the Spanish Succession.
Decker, PaulRepraesentatio Belli, ab successionem...c.1715
The designs of Inigo Jones, consisting...
First edition of the published works of Inigo Jones in a fine contemporary binding.
Jones, Inigo. Kent, WilliamThe designs of Inigo...1727
Recueil des Plans, Elevations et Coupes...
Rare first edition - entirely unsophisticated in the original marbled boards - of one of the greatest and most beautiful 18th century books on architecture.
Here De Corny, Emmanuel LéopoldRecueil des Plans, Elevations...1750–1753
Le Antichità Romane
First edition, second issue - the Feltrinelli copy in a contemporary binding by Derome le Jeune - of Piranesi's Le Antichità Romane.
Piranesi, Giovanni BattistaLe Antichità Romane1756
Vite de'Pittori Scultori ed Architetti che...
First edition of Passeri's important collection of lives of 17th-century artists.
Passeri, GiambattistaVite de'Pittori Scultori ed...1772
Le Antichità Romane Opera di Giambattista...
First edition, later issue of Piranesi's Le Antichita Romane.
Piranesi, Giovanni BattistaLe Antichità Romane Opera...1784
Observations on the Theory and Practice...
First edition of Repton's classic work on landscape gardening in contemporary green morocco.
Repton, HumphryObservations on the Theory...1803
Le Più Insigni Pitture Parmensi Indicate...
First edition, large paper copy in folio, uncut and in the original publisher's binding.
Bodoni, Giovanni BattistaLe Più Insigni Pitture...1809 1816
Raccolta dei Disegni di Diverse Fabriche...
First edition of Rusca's architectural work in Russia for the Imperial Court.
Rusca, LuigiRaccolta dei Disegni di...1810
Les Voyages de Sind-Bâd le Marin...
First edition of 'Sind-Bâd' and the first printing of any part of the Arabian Nights in Arabic.
Langles, L[ouis]. (Trans.)Les Voyages de Sind-Bâd...1814
Voyage dans le Levant en 1817...
A large copy of the first edition - limited to 325 copies - with uncut sheets.
Forbin, [Louis Nicolas Philippe Auguste], Comte deVoyage dans le Levant...1819
La Ceinture de Paris, ou, Recueil...
Extremely rare suite of plates depicting Ledoux's famous 'barrières' or toll-gates for Paris.
Ledoux, C. N. Palaiseau, J. L. G. BLa Ceinture de Paris,...1819–1820
The National Sports of Great Britain
William Beckford's copy of one of Alken's greatest works.
Alken, HenryThe National Sports of...1821
A charming copy of a rare early Italian fashion almanac in contemporary red morocco.
LA MODA ED I...1829
Sketches in Scinde from Drawings by...
Fine presentation copy of the de luxe edition of Edwards' Scinde with hand-written paper label to front pastedown: 'Presentation Copy / Mrs.
Edwards, Lieutenant William, EsqSketches in Scinde from...1846
Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made...
The most desirable issue of the first edition of Robert's monumental work, with the plates coloured by hand and mounted on card.
Roberts, DavidEgypt & Nubia, from...1846–1849