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Recueil des Plans, Elevations et Coupes...
The rare first edition - a beautiful copy in contemporary red morocco with the arms of Stanislas Leczinski for whom the book was produced - of one of the greatest and most beautiful 18th century books on gardens and architecture.
£160,000
Here De Corny, Emmanuel LéopoldRecueil des Plans, Elevations...1750 c.–1753
Dylan Thomas. Collected Poems 1934 -...
An extraordinary work of sympathy, empathy and synchronicity: Ceri Richards' ink illuminations to the poems of Dylan Thomas - with the beautiful painted dust-jacket - undertaken while the poet was dying.
£55,000
Richards, Ceri. Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas. Collected Poems...1953
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.
£55,000
Vasari, GiorgioLe Vite de' piu...1568
Keats. (Poems)
A very scarce copy of the vellum issue of the Doves Press' Keats in a highly accomplished binding of red morocco by Frieda Thiersch.
£50,000
Doves Press. Keats, JohnKeats. (Poems)1914
Détail des Nouveaux Jardins à la...
A complete copy of Le Rouge's expansive and virtually unobtainable publication on gardens in the Anglo-Chinese manner.
£40,000
Le Rouge, (George Louis)Détail des Nouveaux Jardins...1776–1787
Toulouse-Lautrec's masterpiece, pre-dating Bonnard's 'Parallèlement' by some 6 years, and one of the earliest and greatest modern illustrated books.
Toulouse-lautrec. Geffroy, GustaveYvette Guilbert1894
£38,500
Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser...
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£37,500
Newcastle, William Cavendish, Duke ofMethode et Invention Nouvelle...1737
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 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.
£35,000
Hawksmoor, Nicholas, Colen Campbell & John JamesThe Plan and Estimate...1728 / 1729
Nine Original 'Cuivres' for Les Fleurs...
A collection of original etching plates for the first edition of Grandville's Les Fleurs Animées.
£35,000
Grandville, (Jean-Ignace-Everard Gérard)Nine Original 'Cuivres' for...1847
Le Bon Genre. Observations sur les...
One of the scarcest fashion and caricature suites with superb coloured plates.
£35,000
Vernet, Carle, Louis-Marie Lanté, Dominique Bosio et al. Mésangère, Pierre de la. (Ed.)Le Bon Genre. Observations...1827
Liber Studiorum
A very good complete set of Turner's famed Liber Studiorum, with all plates on uncut sheets.
£32,500
Turner, Joseph Mallord WilliamLiber Studiorum1812 1807–1819
Apocalypse de Saint-Jean par Odilon Redon
Odilon Redon's 'Apocalypse de Saint-Jean', an excellent unsophisticated set in the original wrappers.
£30,000
Redon, OdilonApocalypse de Saint-Jean par...1899
The Process of Calotype Photogenic Drawing,...
The rare first edition of the first announcement of William Henry Fox Talbot's calotype method - the negative / positive photographic process - the most important innovation in the history of photography.
£27,500
Talbot, William Henry FoxThe Process of Calotype...1841
Incroyables et Merveilleuses
The rare complete suite of hand-coloured engravings of dandies ('Incroyables') and their female counterparts ('Merveilleuses').
£27,500
Vernet, Horace & LanteIncroyables et Merveilleusesc.1815
Songs by Ben Jonson. A Selection...
The dedication copy of the Eragny 'Songs by Ben Jonson' on vellum.
£25,000
Eragny Press. Jonson, BenSongs by Ben Jonson...1906
One of the finest Eragny productions - Pissarro's second commission and, all in all, his finest book - a superb copy in the original limp apple calf and with the additional signed suite on Chine.
(eragny Press). Pissarro, Camille. Moselly, EmileLa Charrue d'Erable1912
£25,000
The Works of F. Rabelais, M...
A beautiful and complete copy of the very scarce first complete edition in English of Rabelais' 'Gargantua and Pantagruel' in an elegant English contemporary binding.
£25,000
Rabelais, François. Urchard (Urquhart), Sir Thomas & Peter MotteuxThe Works of F...1693–1694
Un Autre Monde: Transformations, visions, incarnations,...
Grandville's finest book and magnum opus, an extraordinary imaginative tour de force in a highly unusual variant of the publisher's binding.
£22,500
Grandville, (Jean-Ignace-Everard Gérard).. Delord, TaxileUn Autre Monde: Transformations,...1844
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