• # 42740

    The charm of Oxford

    Illustrated by W. G. Blackall. London : Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton Kent & Co., 1921. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, with colour blocked skyline of the city (publisher’s glassine guard still present, however affixed to the colour image), illustrated dutjacket (marked, wear to head and foot of spine), illustrated endpapers, pp. x; 154, numerous tipped-in black and white …

  • # 43078

    [BANKS, Sir Joseph]

    Íslandsleiðangur Sir Joseph Banks 1772-2022 | 250 ár

    Reykjavik : Landsbókasafn Íslands – Háskólabókasafn, 2022. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 36, extensively illustrated. Catalogue for an exhibition held at the National Library of Iceland in 2022 celebrating the 250th anniversary of Joseph Banks’ famous voyage to and scientific recording of the island.

  • # 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 …

  • # 41666


    Royal ordinance signed by Louis XVI. Versailles, January 1787.

    Manuscript in ink on parchment, 320 x 250 mm; a royal ordinance approving a property exchange between an aristocrat and an educational institution; dated at Versailles, January 1787, the document bears the signature of Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre, in the lower margin: ‘Louis’, with the phrase ‘par le Roi’ immediately below; some …

  • # 41887

    PEPYS, Samuel (1633 - 1703)

    Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F. R. S.

    Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II and James II. With a life and commentary by Richard Lord Braybrooke. London : Henry Colburn, 1854. Fourth edition. Four volumes, octavo, full polished calf, edges a little rubbed, a few light stains, spines in compartments with raised bands and gilt ornamentation, dual contrasting morocco …

  • # 41864

    PRATT, Anne

    The flowering plants, grasses, sedges, and ferns of Great Britain,

    and their allies the club mosses, pepperworts and horsetails. London : Frederick Warne, [1883]. Six volumes, gilt-lettered green pictorial cloth (edges rubbed, corners bumped), all edges gilt, pp. viii, 288; viii, 355; ix, 410; viii, 328; viii, 368; viii, 319, very numerous chromolithograph plates, a couple of leaves loosening in the second volume, a couple …

  • # 42749


    The Wyvern Collection. Medieval and Renaissance enamels and other works of art

    London : Thames and Hudson, 2001. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 480, illustrated. The fourth catalogue devoted to the Wyvern Collection, an exceptional private collection of medieval and Renaissance art, comparable to the holdings of many of the world’s great museums. Works of art in enamel are among the most attractive, colourful and revealing objects …

  • # 41409


    Improved District Railway Map of London

    London : W. J. Adams & Sons, 1880. Second edition. Large folding map, 66 x 108 kms, printed in colour, folded as issued (a couple of splits along the folds), in illustrated paper wrappers (light edge wear). Scarce early railway map of London. ‘This is a geographic style railway map on linen and card, issued …

  • # 16114

    VALENTINI, Agostini

    I Freschi delle Loggie Vaticane inventati da Raffaele Sanzio

    Illustrati per cura di Agostino Valentini. Rome : Agostino Valentini, [1855]. Folio, publisher’s illustrated papered boards (slightly marked but very good), engraved title page, pp. 42; [2]; 41 steel-engraved plates illustrating Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican Loggia. Some very light, sparse foxing, else a very good clean copy.

  • # 40226

    [LAET, Joannes de, editor]

    Gallia, sive de Francorum Regis Dominiis et opibus Commentarius.

    Lugduni Batavorvm [Leiden] : Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1629. 32mo (105 x 63 mm), contemporary vellum (very lightly marked), spine lettered in ink ‘Gallia’; edges stained red; engraved title-page, pp. [xvi], 461, [1]; pages tanned, tear to one leaf (no loss of text), otherwise very good throughout; verso of front endpaper with old stamp of Biblioteca …

  • # 40933

    WALKER, J. & C.,


    London : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Co., 1846. Engraved map, 400 x 320 mm, hand coloured, dissected and laid on linen, light foxing, in original folding case with title label (worn, lacking spine, boards detached). Walker’s County Maps series.

  • # 40438

    BOCQUET, Marie

    A French school student’s manuscript map of France, dated 1867.

    Title: Carte de France / 1867: manuscript map in black ink on paper, with the Départements outlined in blue wash, 415 x 580 mm (sheet); dissected and laid down on its original linen backing sheet, 425 x 590 mm; left- and right-hand margins with notes on the most historically interesting cities and towns; bottom margin …

  • # 41101

    GUERNSEY, Countess of

    [QUEEN CAROLINE AFFAIR] Fairburn’s genuine edition of the death-bed confessions of the late Countess of Guernsey, to Lady Anne H*******

    : developing a series of mysterious transactions connected with the most illustrious personages in the kingdom. To which are added the Q—-‘s last letter to the K—, written a few days before her M——‘s death, and other authentic documents, never before published. London : Printed and published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, 1821. First …

  • # 40941

    FIFE, Kirsty

    Move under yr own power. Interviews with women and queers making DIY music

    [Leeds] : Kirsty Fife, 2016. Octavo, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. ‘Move Under Yr Own Power, a zine about women and queers making DIY music in the UK. The zine is 72pp, black and white riso printed, A5 with a rad centrefold illustration. It’s mainly interviews and an introduction. The zine comes with a link …

  • # 39609

    French School

    Portrait of a young Chevalier wearing the Collar of the Order of Saint Michael, his hand resting on his sword hilt.

    French School, late 16th century. Oil on panel, 655 x 470 mm (octagonal); originally part of a larger work; a vertical split running the length of the panel has an old expert repair on the reverse; housed in a recent frame. A beguiling sixteenth-century French portrait of a member of the Order of Saint Michael. The Order …

  • # 40550

    [BANKS]. TROIL, Uno von, Archbishop of Uppsala (1746-1803)

    [JOSEPH BANKS] Letters on Iceland. (First English edition)

    Containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history; antiquities, volcanos, basaltes, hot springs; customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c. Made, during a voyage undertaken in the year 1772, by Joseph Banks, Esq. P.R.S. assisted by Dr. Solander, F.R.S. Dr. J. Lind, F.R.S. Dr. Uno von Troil, and several other literary and …