• # 20078

    DUREL, John (editor) [Queen's Binder B]

    [FINE BINDING]. Liturgia, seu liber precum communium, et administrationis sacramentorum,

    aliorumque rituum atque ceremoniarum ecclesiae, juxta usum ecclesiae Anglicanae una cum Psalterio seu Psalmis Davidis, ea functatione distinctis, qua cantari aut Recitari debent in Ecclesiis. London : excudit Rogerus Nortonus, regius in Latinis, Græcis & Hebraicis typographus; væneuntque apud Sam. Mearne, regium bibliopolam in Vico vulgariter dicto Little-Britain, 1670. Octavo, fine English ‘drawer-handle’ binding of elaborate …

  • # 19684


    Europe’s Gay Gateway. See wonderful Copenhagen via SAS

    [Copenhagen : Scandinavian Airlines System, circa 1956]. Offset lithograph, 970 x 720 mm, printed lower left ‘Printed in Denmark – Interprint A/S Stosv 1860’, light handling marks, else fine. A fabulously kitsch 1950s travel poster for the Danish capital, designed by Knud Lindhardt. The poster was issued in two sheets in mirror image, of which …

  • # 19682

    ICART, Louis (1888 - 1950)

    Miroir de Venise

    Etching printed in colours, with additional hand colour, 505 x 505 mm (plate line); 730 x 610 mm (sheet), signed in pencil Louis Icart lower right, artist blindstamp (windmill with L. I. monogram) lower left, copyright line upper left, dated New York 1937. In a charcoal custom timber frame measuring 865 x 750 mm. Louis Icart …

  • # 20081


    Anna Pavlova

    Traduction française de W. Pétroff. Paris : M. de Brunoff, Editeur, 1922. Quarto, half polished calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and ornamentation, top edge gilt, the others uncut, marbled endpapers, title page printed in gold, pp. 194, woodcut decorations by D. Galanis, 24 plates with tissue guards (printed in photogravure, …

  • # 20291

    RUSKIN, John

    The stones of Venice

    With illustrations drawn by the author. London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1851 – 53. First edition. Octavo, three volumes, full calf binding signed by Frederic Silani, gilt tooling, spine in compartments with gilt ornamentation and contrasting morocco title labels (edges scuffed, wear to foot of spines, joints reinforced with cloth tape), all edges stained …

  • # 19524

    CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 - 43 B.C.)

    M. Tulli Ciceronis Orationes

    ex recensione Ioannis Georgi Graevii cum ejusdem animadversionibus, et notis integris Francisci Hottomanni, Dionysii Lambini, Fulvii Ursinii, Pauli Manutii ac selectis aliorum. Amstelodami [Amsterdam] : P. & I. Blaeu, 1699. Octavo, six volumes, full plain vellum, manuscript titles to spines, bookplate to pastedowns, various pagination, copperplate frontispiece to volume 1, ornamental headpieces and initials; a fine …

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 19244

    ADDENBROOKE, John (1680-1719)

    [MEDICINE] John Addenbrooke, philanthropist and physician : autograph letter signed, dated July 26, 1716.

    Manuscript in ink on a single leaf of watermarked wove paper, 227 x 156 mm; written in London and dated ‘July 26 1716, From the lamp, in Salisbury Court Square’, the letter is to an unidentified correspondent, presumably an apothecary, and is addressed simply ‘Dear Sir’; it gives advice concerning the treatment of a patient, …

  • # 19686

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    Hommage à Sonia Delaunay

    Paris : Musee national d’art moderne, 1975. Lithograph, 650 x 500 mm, minor handling marks, else fine. Custom framed in black timber. The career of Russian-born colourist Sonia Delaunay spanned seven decades, from the Belle Epoque to the 1970s. After studying in Germany, in 1905 she settled in Paris, where she would remain for most …

  • # 20287

    (TISSOT, James.) GONCOURT, Edmond and Jules de

    Renee Mauperin.

    Paris : Charpentier et cie., 1884. Large octavo, half-crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine in compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt, housed in a chemise suede wrapper and calf edged slipcase, top edge gilt, pp. 380, illustrated with ten original etched plates by Tissot signed with the artist’s red monogram stamp. Limited to 550 …

  • # 19651

    [NORDMANN, Gérard]

    Bibliothèque érotique Gérard Nordmann. Livres, manuscrits, dessins, photographies du XVIe au XXe siècle.

    Première partie, jeudi 27 avril 2006 [together with:] Seconde partie, jeudi 14 et vendredi 15 décembre 2006. Paris : Christie’s, 2006. Two volumes, quarto, pp. 295, 305, extensively illustrated. One of the finest collections of historical erotica ever formed, the two volume catalogue set lavishly illustrated with hundreds of reproductions.  

  • # 15369

    IRIBE, Paul (1883 - 1935)


    Paris : Editions Iribe, [1930]. Quarto, lettered boards with glassine cover (small loss to lower corner of front panel), spiral bound, pp. 32; 7 gold and silver foil plates with acetate overlays (the metallic plates corroded, as always), else very good. An icon of art deco design by the legendary Paul Iribe. Limited to 800 …

  • # 19665


    The Trafalgar Bicentenary. The age of Nelson, Wellington and Napoleon

    London : Christie’s 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 373, extensively illustrated. Landmark auction catalogue of the Napoleonic era.

  • # 19671

    Les tours Eiffel de Robert Delaunay,

    Apollinaire, Aragon, Arp, André Breton, Cendrars, René Crevel, Delteil, Soupault, Tzara, poèmes inédits. Paris : Jacques Damase Gallery 1974. Folio, illustrated wrappers, 68 pp., illustrated, lower corner waterstained. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies.

  • # 20161


    History of France

    London : Whittaker and Co., circa 1850. Octavo, full polished calf, ruled in gilt (scuffed), spine ornately tooled in gilt, in compartments, contrasting morocco title label, marbled edges and endpapers, presentation inscription to Loftus B. Tottenham on his leaving Eaton to preliminary blank, dated 1853, pp. ii; 365, a very good copy.

  • # 20160

    GUIZOT, M.

    General history of civilization in Europe, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution.

    Translated from the French. Oxford : D. A. Talboys, 1838. Octavo, full straight grained morocco, lightly sunned and stained, spine gilt-tooled, in compartments, contrasting morocco title label, bookplate to pastedown, pp. xv; 432, an excellent copy.