Europe

  • # 33515

    LOPEZ-REY, Jose et al.

    Velázquez. The Complete Works

    Cologne : Taschen, 2020. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 416, illustrated. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap. Manet called him “the greatest painter of all.” Picasso was so inspired by his masterpiece Las Meninas that he painted 44 variations of it. Francis Bacon painted a study of his portrait of Pope Innocent X. Monet and Renoir, …

  • # 33514

    FAIETTI, Marzia

    Raphael

    Milan : Skira Editore S.p.A, 2021. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 400, illustrated. New copy in shrinkwrap. A tribute to the master of Urbino on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death.The most important exhibition devoted to the painter in 2020. Published in collaboration with the greatest museums in the world, this monograph …

  • # 31904

    EVANS, C. S. (1883 - 1944); RACKHAM, Arthur (1867 - 1939)

    The sleeping beauty. (De luxe edition)

    Told By C. S. Evans and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London : William Heinemann; Philadephia :J. B. Lippincott, 1920. Quarto, quarter-vellum over gilt-decorated papered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine, some toning from the glue, illustrated endpapers, pp. 110, top edge gilt, exquisitely illustrated by Arthur Rackham; light offsetting as commonly found. The Edition …

  • # 33461

    J. T. WOOD (LONDON)

    Our Christmas festivities

    London : J. T. Wood, 1859. Die-cut paper, 162 x 162 mm, folding to form a miniature triangular shapebook, longest side 115 mm; printed recto and verso in gold, with 14 vignette lithographs illustrating various aspects of a traditional Christmas as enjoyed by upper and middle-class English families: the pantomime, Blind Man’s Buff, the mistletoe, …

  • # 32926

    KLIMT, Gustave (1862 - 1918)

    Gustav Klimt. The Complete Paintings

    Cologne : Taschen 2012. Folio, 485 x 338 mm (weighs 7.7 kgs), cloth in dustjacket, pp. 676, illustrated. New copy. During his lifetime, Gustav Klimt was a controversial star whose works made passions run high. He stood for Modernism but he also embodied tradition. His pictures polarized and divided the art-loving world. The press and …

  • # 33240

    LEVY, William (1939 - )

    The virgin sperm dancer (signed presentation copy)

    An ecstatic journey, of a boy transformed into a girl for one day only, of her erotic adventures in Amsterdam, magic centrum. Written by William Levy; designed by Anthon Beeke; photographed by Ginger Gordon. The Hague: Uitgeverij Bert Bakker, 1972 (second printing 1978 in Bavaria, Germany). Folio, illustrated wrappers (edges rubbed, repair to head of …

  • # 33459

    C. ADLER (HAMBURG)

    [Rose von Heidelberg] [=The Heidelberg Rose]

    Hamburg : C. Adler, [c.1860]. Chromolithographed and engraved folding pictorial ephemeron, die-cut in the shape of a rose; diameter when opened 260 mm, folding to 130 x 70 mm; this incredibly delicate object has survived in fine condition, although without the original illustrated envelope known from other rare examples.

  • # 33460

    C. ADLER (HAMBURG)

    [Rose von Leipzig] [=The Leipzig Rose]

    Hamburg : C. Adler, [c.1860]. Chromolithographed and engraved folding pictorial ephemeron, die-cut in the shape of a rose; diameter when opened 270 mm, folding to 130 x 70 mm; this incredibly delicate object has survived in excellent condition (with only some very light foxing), although without the original envelope.

  • # 33206

    ASHBEE, C. R.

    American sheaves & English seed corn : being a series of addresses mainly delivered in the United States, 1900-1901

    [London : Edward Arnold ; New York : Samuel Buckley, 1901]. Octavo, finely bound in full crushed morocco by W. Moss, signed on the lower inner board, lettered and decorated in gilt, spine in compartments, lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers, erratum slip, pp. [viii]; 134; (2), printed letterpress …

  • # 33232

    PHILLIPS, William (1775 - 1828)

    A selection of facts from the best authorities : arranged so as to form an outline of the geology of England and Wales

    London : Printed and sold by W. Phillips, 1818. Octavo, half-calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label, contemporary ownership inscription to title page, pp. 20; folding map; 240; folding plate; folding table; (10). A very good copy. An early geological survey of England and Wales.

  • # 32580

    HERISSON, Eustache ; BONNE, Rigobert

    Carte générale de l’Europe, ou l’on voit le départ et le retour du Capne. Cook, dans ses differéns voyages.

    Dressée par Hérisson, Eleve de Mr. Bonne, ancien Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine. A Paris : chez Basset Md d’Estampes Rue Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins, no. 670, 1802. Copperplate engraving, original outline hand colour, 525 x 755 mm (image), old folds as issued, a fine example. Map of Europe showing the departures …

  • # 32733

    ŠEVČÍK, Otakar (1852-1934)

    Otakar Ševčík, violinist and influential pedagogue: autograph note, signed, on a postcard featuring a portrait of himself. Sent from Prague, and addressed to a music critic in Berlin, April 1904.

    Prague : Mojmír Urbánek, [1904]. Postcard, 91 x 141 mm; on the left side of the recto is a photomechanical process portrait of Ševčík from a photograph by V. Donát, with a printed caption ‘PROF. OT. ŠEVČÍK’ at top centre; the right side is occupied by an autograph note by Ševčík written in German in pen, …

  • # 32972

    Chirograph of assignment of land in the Parish of Llanegwad & Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, Wales, from Richard Winwood Esq., Edmond Denton Esq., and Thomas Darry Esq., to Anthony Morgan Esq. and Elizabeth, his wife, Francis Martin Esq., and Anthony Luther Esq., for 250 pounds of silver. Dated 13 August 1655.

    Manuscript in ink on vellum, 280 x 580 mm; written in a notarial hand; a legal copy (chirograph) of the original document; verso annotated in ink ’13 August 1655 / Llanegwad & Llanfynydd / Chyrograph of assine’; old folds, but clean and legible; unframed. A well preserved Welsh land indenture from the English Interregnum, or English Commonwealth, the …

  • # 32366

    BLOCK, Adolphe (1829-1918)

    French tissue stereoview of the Tsar Canon, Moscow, with contrasting non-firing and firing views. Circa 1870.

    Tissue stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image 70 x 70 mm (arched top format), white card mount 88 x 175 mm, with printed decoration, series title ‘Incendies & Surprises’ and imprint of the photographer and publisher Adolphe Block ‘B. K. Edit., A Paris’, all in blue; verso with fully contemporary caption in ink ‘Gros Canon, …

  • # 31663

    LUTENS, Serge

    Serge Lutens

    Paris : Assouline, 1998. Folio, blind lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket, unpaginated, filled with Lutens’ magnificent fashion photography, in illustrated slipcase.

  • # 33124

    MARTYN, John R. C.

    Letters of Pope Gregory :

    a study of an unknown tenth century manuscript bound in Tenbury and found in Melbourne containing all or part of forty letters sent by Pope Gregory the Great. Edited, collated and translated by John R. C. Martyn. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2013. Octavo, laminated boards in dustjacket, pp. 184, illustrated. As new copy.