Europe

  • # 16763

    RYMER & SON

    [TEXTILE]. The reign of George III. From his accession to the throne Octr. 25th 1760 to the present period.

    London : Engraved by Rymer & Son. No. 53. Great Windmill Street, Haymarkek [sic], & 3, Ossulstone Street, Sommers Town, London, circa 1812-13. Engraving on silk, 845 x 880 mm, old creases, a fine example without fading or staining. A scarce Regency era printed ephemeron of the life and times of George III from his …

  • # 16126

    ADAM, Robert (1728 - 1792)

    Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia

    By R. Adam F.R.S. F.S.A. Architect to the King and to the Queen. Printed for the author MDCCLXIIII. Elephant folio (564 mm tall), contemporary half-calf over marbled papered boards (worn), spine in compartments with simple gilt rule, contrasting morocco title label, pp. [xii]; 34; 61 fine copperplate engravings, many of which are folding and printed …

  • # 14845

    Coxe, William (1748-1828)

    Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America.

    To which are added, the conquest of Siberia, and the history of the transactions and commerce between Russia and China. London : J. Nichols, 1780. First edition. Quarto, full polished calf (a couple of scuffs to the boards), spine extensively decorated in gilt, contrasting morocco title label, expertly rebacked, folding frontispiece map of the Russian …

  • # 15687

    GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques, 1757-1810

    Encyclopédie des voyages, contenant l’abrégé historique des moeurs, usages, habitudes domestiques, religions, habitudes domestiques, religions, fêtes, supplices, funérailles, sciences, arts, et commerce de tous les peuples : er la collection complette de leurs habillemens civils, militaires, religieux et dignitaires, dessinés d’après nature, gravés avec soin et coloriés à l’aquarelle.

    Rare set of Grasset de Saint-Sauveur’s ethnographic encyclopaedia, containing additional plates and in a fine binding. [Paris] : Deroy, 1796. First edition. Quarto, five volumes bound in four, early nineteenth century full vellum with central arabesque lozenges tooled in blind, manuscript titles to spines, green silk ribbons, four engraved frontispieces and 434 plates, all with fine original …

  • # 15573

    MORRIS, William, 1834-1896

    The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted.

    A fine copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer, recognised as the finest book printed since the Gutenberg Bible.  Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1896. Folio, bound in full rich tan morocco, with raised beveled panels to front and rear boards, blind-stamped in a diamond pattern, borders and dentelles also stamped in blind, leather inlay gilt-lettered with “Chaucer’s Works”, spine with five …

  • # 16899

    Anon.

    [POSTER] Russia 1917

    [United Kingdom] : s.n., [1977?]. Poster, screenprint, 630 x 440 mm, unbacked; mild wear at the corners, otherwise in good condition. Constructivist-inspired Socialist poster issued in conjunction with International Women’s Day, celebrating the achievements of Russian women in the Soviet era. The text includes a quote from Mayakovsky and a description of Russian women’s actions …

  • # 16888

    STOP BUSH COMITÉ (NETHERLANDS)

    [POSTER] Stop Bush! – voor een rechtvaardige wereld – Zaterdag 7 mei Amsterdam. Start 13.00 Museumplein.

    [Amsterdam : Stop Bush Comité, 2005]. Poster, offset print, 420 x 590 mm, unbacked; in very good condition, with some mild creasing at top and bottom left corners. Poster advertising a protest rally in Amsterdam against George W. Bush, ‘for a just world’.

  • # 16889

    [POSTER] Voor de bevrijding van het braziliaanse volk voor de arbeidersstrijd in Europa neen aan de uitbuiting neen aan Brasil export

    [= For the liberation of the Brazilian people; for the workers’ struggle in Europe; no to exploitation; no to exports to Brazil]. Brussel : Pierre Galand, Papenkasteelst. 13, [1973]. Poster, offset print, 680 x 440 mm, unbacked; in very good condition, with some mild toning and wrinkling at bottom edge. Belgian poster protesting against exports …

  • # 16895

    BRUNA, Dick (1927-2017)

    [POSTER] Het Groene Kruis

    [= The Green Cross]. [Netherlands] : Het Groene Kruis, [c1970]. Poster, screenprint, 520 x 360 mm, unbacked; faint vertical and horizontal fold lines, short closed tears at edges of centre fold; otherwise in good condition. Poster designed by the celebrated Dutch children’s book illustrator and graphic artist Dick Bruna, creator of Miffy. The Green Cross was a politically non-aligned …

  • # 16897

    WOHLTHAT'SCHE BUCHHANDLUNG, BERLIN.

    [POSTER] Berufsverbot : heute für Kommunisten : morgen für Sozialdemokraten : übermorgen trifft es dich! : Stoppt die Reaktion jetzt!

    [= Professional disqualification : today for Communists : tomorrow for Social Democrats : the day after tomorrow it will hit you! Stop the reaction now!]. Berlin [West Germany] : Rausch Vertrieb, Wohlthat’sche Buchhandlung, [c1972]. Poster, screenprint, 700 x 495 mm, unbacked; small loss at each corner, otherwise in good condition. Poster protesting against Berufsverbot, an order …

  • # 16882

    FLOYD STUDIO, LONDON.

    [COLD WAR] Anytown Civil Defence Corps : Help to shield your family : Join now!

    London : Floyd Studio, [between 1950 and 1960]. Original hand-stencilled and painted poster design, 750 x 510 mm, signed ‘Floyd’ at top right, stencilled across bottom margin ‘Copyright Floyd Studio London W.9. / CD 24’; unbacked and unmounted; closed tear at top left, and some water staining at left and right edges, top left corner, …

  • # 15852

    COCTEAU, Jean (1889 - 1963)

    Deux travestis

    [Paris] : Fournier; Imprimerie Studium, presses Desjobert, [1947]. Small quarto, lettered wrappers over cards, glassine, pp. 44, (3); half-title bound in inverted; lithographed title page, two full page lithographs, one text lithograph illustration and two lithographed initials by Cocteau, occasional foxing, a very good copy. Printed in an edition of 575 copies, of which the first …

  • # 16624

    MÉLAGE, Frère (poet); MABIN-JOSEPH, F (illustrator)

    [BELGIUM; ART DECO] L’âme belge. Poèmes pour le centenaire.

    Carlsbourg (Belgium) : Revue Belge de Pédagogie, 1930. Square quarto, original pictorial card covers (a few light marks, small paper loss at head of spine), edges uncut, early gift inscription to front free-endpaper, pp. 59, text printed in red and set within illustrated borders throughout, a good copy. A book of poems by the Belgian …

  • # 16492

    PROUTIERE, Réné

    [CRIMEAN WAR] Manuscript compiled by a French cotton merchant and soldier, 1852-54.

    Unbound manuscript in ink on laid paper, large octavo (200 x 150 mm), original stitching, first page with owner’s inscription ‘Cahier de coton de 1852 et 1853. Monsieur Proutière Réné, soldat au 35eme de ligne 1er Bataillon 4ème Compagnie, à Inkermann (Crimée) armée D’orient Inkermann’; [9] pages of accounts relating to the purchase and sale of …

  • # 15546

    [MANUSCRIPT] A Journal or Narrative of the Proceedings betweene the Commissioners appointed by His Majestie, and the Commissioners Deputed by the States Generall, pursuant to the Treaty of Peace made at Westminster 9/19 Ffebruary 1673/4 Concerning a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the World. And also an Article particularly relateing to the English and Dutch East India Companyes Concluded in the yeare 1674.

    [London, 1674-75]. Folio, old mottled calf gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; manuscript written in English, Latin, Dutch and French in several contemporary secretarial hands; ff 269; clean and fresh throughout. An important contemporary manuscript record of the Mixed Commission established to draw up a Treaty Marine and …

  • # 16105

    The history of the College of Bonhommes at Ashridge, in the county of Buckingham, founded in the year 1276, by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall (George Canning’s copy)

    Compiled from original records and other authentic sources. To which is added, a description of the present mansion, erected on the site of the ancient college. London : printed by R. Gilbert, 1823. Elephant folio (570 mm tall), papered boards with later calf spine lettered in gilt, binder’s ticket of Wilson, bookplates to front pastedown …

  • # 16157

    NEALE, John Preston

    The history and antiquities of the Abbey Church of St. Peter, Westminster : including notices and biographical memoirs of the Abbots and Deans of that Foundation.

    Illustrated by John Preston Neale. The whole of the literary department by Edward Wedlake Brayley. London : J. P. Neale, 1818 – 23. Two volumes, quarto, later nineteenth century half-crushed morocco over pebbled cloth (edges rubbed), ruled in gilt, spines in compartments, lettered in gilt, joint to upper board of volume one cracked, top edges …

  • # 16529

    ELMES, James (1782 - 1862); SHEPHERD, Thomas H. (1792–1864)

    London and its environs in the nineteenth century; Illustrated with a series of views from original drawings by Thomas H. Shepherd with historical topographical and critical notices

    London : Jones & Co., 1829. Quarto, half-calf marbled boards, raised bands with gilt tooling and lettering, engraved half title (marked 1829), title page (marked 1828), pp. vi, 96, [44], pages with some foxxing. Showing over 100 images of Regency and Adam’s style architecture.

  • # 16356

    JOUHANNEAUD, Paul

    Album des voyages anciens et modernes.

    Limoges: Martial Ardant frères, 1854. Octavo, polychromatic cloth, all edges gilt, 208 pp., 23 plates of races of the world, including the Americas,Asia, Europe, Africa and the Pacific. A French geographical book for children, recounting the stories of voyages made by great explorers to the four corners of the globe. Includes the expeditions of Columbus, Cook, …

  • # 16183

    Artist unknown

    Cunard liner Lusitania, torpedoed by Germans without warning May 7th 1915, 1441 lives lost, during the Great War.

    [Title from caption in the image]. [U.K. : artist unknown, 1915]. Reverse painted print on glass tile with applied mother-of-pearl shell, 178 x 178 mm, unframed; in good condition with no cracks in the glass or major blemishes, a small amount of paint loss confined to the edges. This anonymous work commemorates the infamous sinking …

  • # 16172

    HARE, Augustus J. C.

    Walks in London (signed copy).

    London : Daldy, Ibister & Co., 1878. Two volumes, octavo, half cloth over marbled boards (rubbed), gilt lettering to spine, joint to volume one cracked, front free endpaper defective, signed by the author to the half-titles of both volumes, pp. xxxvi; 480; 511, vignette illustrations. Loosely enclosed, the cut signature of the author from a …

  • # 16130

    MAYER, Luigi; AINSLIE, Robert, Sir

    Interesting views in Turkey, selected from the original drawings, taken for Sir Robert Ainslie, by Luigi Mayer with descriptions historical and illustrative.

    London : Printed for R. Bowyer, by Bensley and Son, 1819. Quarto, contemporary quarter morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed, corners worn); original endpapers, half title ‘Views in Turkey’; lacking title page; [16] aquatint plates with contemporary hand colouring, pp 13 (essay ‘Turkey in Europe’), [16] (descriptions of plates), [1] (printer’s imprint); foxing to one …

  • # 16104

    RADO, Alexander (compiler); Society for Cultural Relations of the Soviet Union with Foreign Countries

    Guide-book to the Soviet Union : issued by the Society for Cultural Relations of the Soviet Union with Foreign Countries.

    Berlin : Neuer Deutscher Verlag, 1929. Thick octavo, original embossed red cloth (rubbed and faded, cloth starting to split along the spine), pp lxxxvii, 855, advertisements at front and rear; numerous maps and plans, many folding; original owner’s occasional pencilled marginalia; a couple of leaves with tape repairs; map of Moscow with mild foxing; a sound, but …

  • # 16100

    WILSON, Charles, Major-General Sir

    Handbook for travellers in Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, Persia, etc.

    London : John Murray, 1895. Octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt; front pocket with engraved pastedown of the London ‘Junior Carlton Club Library’ dated 1895; pp xii, 416, 64 advertisements; numerous folding maps and plans, including in the front and rear pockets; original owner’s pencilled marginalia, else a fine copy.

  • # 16085

    OLIVER, Mabel (1868 - 1956)

    Harrow

    Etching, 202 x 267 mm (plate line), signed in pencil lower left, edition 29 / 120, old mount adhesion to margins, not affecting the image. A charming view of Harrow School, London, with two students walking along the footpath with the school and chapel behind them. “Mabel Oliver was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, becoming in …

  • # 16410

    DE JOUY, Étienne (1764-1846)

    L’Hermite de la Chaussée-d’Antin, ou Observations sur les moeurs et les usages français au commencement du XIXe siècle.

    Bruxelles : Aug. Wahlen et Comp., Imprimeurs-Libraires, 1818. “Neuvième édition”. Two volumes, octavo, uniform contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered boards, spines ruled and lettered in gilt; speckled edges; pp. [iv], 371; 374; light foxing to preliminaries of both volumes; a good set. Victor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy (1764-1846) was a prolific literary figure and a …

  • # 16408

    WALSER, Robert (1878-1956); WALSER, Karl (illustrator)

    Seeland

    Zürich : Max Rascher Verlag, 1919. Limited de luxe edition of 600 numbered copies; this copy is no. 232, one of 500 on fine wood-free paper; signed on the colophon by the artist, Karl Walser. Small quarto, original grey cloth boards lettered in gilt (upper board somewhat faded), spine with gilt lettering and ornament (sunned), …

  • # 16181

    D'AMITE, Gage; ROSE, Thomas

    The northern tourist; containing seventy-three views of lake and mountain scenery, etc. in Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, & Northumberland.

    London : H. Fisher, R. Fisher, & P. Jackson, 1834. Quarto, gilt-lettered silk over boards (rebacked, preserving most of the spine), first blank with original owner’s inscription ‘Car. Nivell 1834’ and later presentation inscription ‘Ann Lucy Langdale [born 1796 at Frant, Sussex; died 1871 at East Hoathly, Sussex], from the Honble. G.H. Nevill [of Godstone, …

  • # 16096

    COOKE, William

    A new picture of the Isle of Wight,

    illustrated with thirty-six plates, of the most beautiful and interesting views throughout the island, in imitation of the original sketches; drawn and engraved by William Cooke. To which is prefixed, an introductory account of the island, and a voyage round its coast. London : printed by W. Wilson for Vernor, Hood … 1808. Quarto, gilt-ruled …

  • # 16156

    FEARNSIDE, W. G.

    Tombleson’s views of the Rhine

    Edited by W. G. Fearnside. London : Tombleson & Co. [1832]. Octavo, half-calf over marbled papered boards (rebacked with new spine to match), gilt-lettered morocco title label to upper board, endpapers replaced, engraved title page, large folding panoramic plan of the Rhine; pp. 181; [3]; engraved plates with tissue guards (some foxing); folding map of the …

  • # 16037

    MARINETTI, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944; RUSSOLO, Luigi, 1885-1947; BOCCIONI, Umberto, 1882-1916, et al.

    Futurism : an archive

    A collection of key manifestos and other ephemeral publications from Futurism’s most vital period, 1910-1913.   The Italian poet Marinetti published his Manifesto del Futurismo in 1909. Above all, his philosophy called for a rejection of the past and a celebration of change; Futurism was the promoter of urban modernity and the power of the machine, as …

  • # 15884

    BOEMUS, Johannes, 1485-1534

    Omnium gentium mores leges et ritus ex multis clarissimis rerum scriptoribus … collectos: & in libros tris distinctos Aphricam, Asiam, Europam, optime lector lege

    Augsburg : Augustae Vindelicorum excusa in officina Sigismundi Grimm medici, ac Marci Wirsung, 1520. [Imprint from colophon]. First edition. Folio, later vellum, three raised bands to spine; added title page: Repertorium librorum trium Ioannis Boemi de omnium gentium ritibus. Item index rerum scitu digniorum in eosdem, set within a decorative woodcut border, an old paper repair to centre; …

  • # 15877

    A nineteenth century French textbook bound in a fragment of fifteenth century manuscript

    Abrege de geometrie pratique … Paris, 1837. Octavo, pp. 180, engraved plates. A common French mathematical textbook bound in vellum, being a fragment of liturgical manuscript, probably fifteenth century, with rubrication in red and blue. The practice of reusing older manuscripts for binder’s vellum was common in the Renaissance, however this is a relatively late …

  • # 15242

    SFORZA, Gian Galeazzo Maria, 1469-1494; [Isabella of Aragon, 1470-1524]

    A love letter to the Mona Lisa?

    A signed love letter of the young Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1469-1494) to his future bride, Isabella of Aragon (1470-1524). Sforza was later a confidant of Leonardo da Vinci; Isabella is considered by art historian Maike Vogt-Luerssen to have been the model for Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. Bifolium, 300 x 210 mm, the manuscript in a …

  • # 15862

    CHAMPION, Joseph; BICKHAM, George

    [CALLIGRAPHIC ENGRAVING] To the Practitioners in the Law.

    George Bickham : London, 1740 or 1741. Copperplate engraved leaf with a specimen of ‘The Secretary, or Law Running Hand’, from The Universal Penman, 415 x 255 mm (sheet), 325 x 200 mm (plate); numeral “3” in plate at top right; the example is engraved at the foot ‘J[oseph]. Champion / Carter Lane, near Doctor’s …

  • # 15853

    Grand magasins du Louvre. La mode masculine pour l’été 1914

    Lundi 4 Mai et jours suivants. Exposition de vêtements et trousseaux pour hommes. Paris : Imp. Draeger, 1914. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (small blemish to lower wrapper), staples rusted, pp. 12, printed in colour. Charming Parisian catalogue displaying cutting edge fashion for men at the cusp of the First World War. Suits, coats, hats, trousers, cravats, …

  • # 15960

    ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.

    Great suffragette demonstration in London : The Empire Car (different colonies) passing through Trafalgar Square.

    Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., [1911]. Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,951, printed title beneath the images The Empire Car (different colonies) passing through Trafalgar Square, recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs …

  • # 16053

    Monsieur : No. 14, February 1921

    Paris : [Monsieur Magazine], 1921. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (water damage on recto), [pp 36]. Illustrated throughout with full colour Art Deco images, and cover illustration by Pierre Mourgue (1890 – 1969). With humours articles and stories. Monsieur was a monthly, now bi-monthly, magazine formed in December 1919 by Jacques Hébertot and Paul Poiret. Devoted to men’s fashion and style, …

  • # 16052

    Monsieur : No. 53, May 1924

    Paris : [Monsieur Magazine], 1924. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (some marks, minor foxxing on rear), [pp 28]. Illustrated throughout with full colour Art Deco images, and cover illustration by Michel Bouchaud (1902-1965). With articles on Summer fashions, sporting outfits, and Londoner’s attire. Monsieur was a monthly, now bi-monthly, magazine formed in December 1919 by Jacques Hébertot and Paul Poiret. …

  • # 15524

    ADAM, [William]

    Dales, scenery, fishing streams, and mines of Derbyshire

    London : W Kent, 1861. Octavo, cloth boards with decorations in blind (minor sunning), pp [vi]-174. A charming and detailed guide to the Derbyshire region, with emphasis given to fishing and game sport, as well as a proposed railway in the area. Westwood and Satchell, p. 1.

  • # 15554

    The Driffield angler, in two parts : containing descriptions of the different kinds of fresh water fish, and the best methods for taking them in rivers, lakes, and fish ponds

    With full directions for baits, and the manner of making artificial flies for every month in the season. To which are added instructions for shooting : with rules for breeding, breaking, and management of Pointers and Spaniels, and the choice of guns for game and wild fowl. With a description of the The Forest Blair, in …

  • # 15520

    "The Amateur Angler" [pseud.]

    Fresh woods and pastures new

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887. Octavo, green pictorial limp boards, pp x-136; a fine copy. Bushell, p.70.

  • # 15457

    BAILEY, William

    The angler’s instructor : a treatise on the best modes of angling in English rivers, lakes, and ponds, and on the habits of fish

    London : Longmans, [1879]. Third edition (revised). Octavo, green cloth pictorial boards decorated in black and lettered in gilt; pp vii-188; a fine copy. An interesting publication on the Nottingham school of angling, which opted to cast directly from a wooden reel without a check with a ‘Derby twist’ silk running line. The dominant Thames school …

  • # 15463

    MARCH, James

    The jolly angler; or water side companion.

    Containing an account of all the best places for angling, the means used to obtain permission, as well as an account for the different sorts of fish contained therein: the tackle, baits, & other requisites to form an expert angler: with correct description of tying hooks, making artificial flies, repairing tackle, &c. London : The author, [c.1830]. …

  • # 15466

    [BOOSEY, Thomas]

    Piscatorial reminiscences and gleanings by an old angler and bibliopolist

    To which is added a catalogue of books on angling. London : William Pickering, 1835. First edition. Octavo, green pebbled cloth boards, spine with printed paper label; pp xvi-256, uncut; a few pencil annotations; a fine copy. The Reminiscences comprise a selection of ‘anecdotes on fish and fishing’ taken from books and newspapers. The appended catalogue draws heavily on …

  • # 15451

    Dr. Knox

    Fish and fishing in the lone glens of Scotland.

    With a history of the propagation, growth, and metamorphoses of the salmon. London : G. Routledge & Co., 1854. First edition. Octavo, rebound in (later?) nineteenth century green cloth with gilt lettering and paper title label pasted on spine, inscription of previous owner to verso of front endpaper, pp iv-144; lithographed illustrations; very clean throughout. …

  • # 15454

    The Amateur Angler [pseud. E Marsten]

    By meadow and stream : pleasant memories of pleasant places

    London : Sampson Low Marston, 1896. First edition. Octavo, pictorial green cloth boards (lightly rubbed), ink marks on lower board, pp xiv-134; illustrated with fifteen photographic plates; clean throughout. Bushell, p.70.

  • # 15455

    Clericus [pseud. Rev. William Cartwright]

    Facts and fancies of salmon fishing

    London : Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1874. First edition. Octavo, green cloth boards, upper board with decorative fly fishing lure in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, all edges stained red, author’s presentation inscription on title page; frontispiece and title page with small stains to fore-edge; pp 271; with 10 illustrations of angling scenes. Westwood and …

  • # 15456

    DAVY, Sir Humphry

    Salmonia : or days of fly fishing

    With some account of the habits of fishes belonging to the genus Salmo. London : John Murray, 1869. Fifth edition. Octavo, blue cloth boards (lightly rubbed), spine lettered in gilt, uncut and partially unopened, pp xvi-306; the final edition published, illustrated throughout, with some earlier woodcuts substituted for engravings; the prior edition was enlarged by Dr. John …

  • # 15461

    The Amateur Angler [pseud. E. Marsten]

    Days in clover

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, 1892. First edition. The large paper issue, limited to 250 copies, with this copy numbered 95 with initials of author. Octavo, vegetable parchment over boards (some chipping), lettered and decorated in black and red, pages uncut and partially unopened, pp viii-120; illustrated with six photographic plates; a near fine copy. …