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An Appeal to Caesar, On the...
A good copy of this scarce pamphlet arguing for economic and tax reform during the reign of George II.
£750
AnonAn Appeal to Caesar,...1746
Aesop's Fables with his Life: in...
A superlative large paper copy in a contemporary English binding by the Barlow's Aesop Binder of Barlow's undoubted masterpiece of English book illustration.
£35,000
Barlow, Francis. (Aesop). Behn, AphraAesop's Fables with his...1687
Vitruvius Scoticus; Being a Collection of...
An excellent unsophisticated copy of the notoriously rare Vitruvius Scoticus.
£35,000
Adam, WilliamVitruvius Scoticus; Being a...1730. c.1730–1740 / 1762 / 1811
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.
£15,000
Alberti, Leon BattistaThe Architecture of Leon...1726
Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale ed...
The first work consists of large engravings of designs by Albertolli (1742-1839) for interior decoration, ceilings, furniture and metalwork, all in the distinctive neo-classical style which he developed in the 1770's while working under the Milanese state architect Giuseppe Piermarini at the Palazzo Ducale in Milan and the Villa Ducale at Monza...
£4,500
Albertolli, GiocondoAlcune decorazioni di nobili...1787 & 1782
Limited to 350 copies.
Algoud, HenriLes Arts de la...nd. ca. 1912
£180
A Touch at the Fine Arts
Alken's satirical collection of plates illuminating the terminology of artistic criticism.
£800
Alken, HenryA Touch at the...1824
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.
£1,500
Arabian Nights. Burton, Sir Richard. F. (Trans.)The Book of the...1894
Rough Draft of New Version of...
The complete illustrated original maquette for the definitive version of Edward Ardizzone's 1938 book 'Tim and Lucy Go to Sea'.
£15,000
Ardizzone, EdwardRough Draft of New...c.1958
Final Draft: Diana and Her Rhinoceros...
The complete original maquette, presented to his grand-children, for Edward Ardizzone's 1964 illustrated book 'Diana and Her Rhinoceros'.
£15,000
Ardizzone, EdwardFinal Draft: Diana and...c.1964
L'Ombrelle - Le Gant - Le...
Octave Uzanne's anecdotal histories of the umbrella, the glove and the muff, each decorated and illustrated by Paul Avril and with four original drawings for the book.
£1,750
Avril, Paul. Uzanne, OctaveL'Ombrelle - Le Gant...1883
L'Eventail
A good copy of Octave Uzanne's anecdotal history of the fan with a signed portrait of Uzanne and retaining the beautiful original wrappers.
£550
Avril, Paul. Uzanne, OctaveL'Eventail1882
BLACK SUN PORTFOLIO. An Intercontinental Quarterly...
A very good complete set of the international Black Sun Portfolio.
£4,000
Black Sun: Caresse & Harry CrosbyBLACK SUN PORTFOLIO. An...1945–1947
(Chansons de P. J. Berenger.)
Includes the 33 colour lithographs for the Boudoin frères edition of Berenger's Chansons of 1828 plus 7 added coloured plates used in the later editions.
£750
Monnier, Henri. (Berenger, P.-j(Chansons de P. J...1828
Aucassin & Nicolette
French novelist Georges Lecomte's presentation copy of the beautiful Eragny Press edition of the medieval French chantefable 'Aucassin & Nicolette'.
£1,250
Eragny Press. Bourdillon, Francis William, EdAucassin & Nicolette1903
Remarks on Rifle Guns Being the...
A very good copy of Baker's work on rifles with the plates with fine colouring by hand.
£3,500
Baker, EzekielRemarks on Rifle Guns...1823
Le Pitture Antiche del Sepolcro de'...
Second edition of Bartoli's important study of the frescoes of the tomb of Quintus Nasonius Ambrosius.
£1,800
Bartoli. Bellori, Giovanni PietroLe Pitture Antiche del...1702
A German reprint of one of Beardsley's finest illustrated books, often considered his masterpiece.
Beardsley, Aubrey. AristophanesLysistrata1905
£1,250
Du Ier au XXe. Les Arrondissements...
Eugène Béjot's homage to contemporary Paris and its different arrondissements.
£2,000
Bejot, Eugène. Claretie, Jules (Preface)Du Ier au XXe...1903
Stikhi o Rossii. (Poems about Russia)
First edition, uncut in the original publisher's wrappers, of Bugaev's poems written between 1904 and 1918.
£300
Belyi, Andrei (Pseud. of Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev)Stikhi o Rossii. (Poems...1922
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