Europe

  • # 31881

    WELLESLEY, Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)

    In Memoriam card for Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, 1852.

    [Great Britain : s.n., 1852]. Embossed card with black border, 80 x 115 mm, letterpress text: ‘In Memory of His Grace, Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, who died at Walmer Castle, on Tuesday, September 14th, 1852, in the 84th Year of his Ahe. His memory will be ever dear to his country, as the …

  • # 30315

    AUBREY, William Hickman Smith

    The National and Domestic History of England.

    London : James Hagger, circa 1870. Three volumes, quarto, half blue calf over marbled papered boards (scuffed), contrasting morocco title labels lettered in gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, bookplates, pp. xi; 790; xi; 762; xx; 1023; xliii, illustrated with numerous illustrations, plates, maps and facsimiles. A very good set.

  • # 31480

    GREEN, Malcolm

    The egg, the light & purple prose is a prose is a … plus an advert

    Heidelberg [Germany] : Red Sphinx, 2008. Octavo, papered boards, cloth spine, pp. [28], illustrated. Printed in an edition of 100 signed and numbered copies. ‘Two whole investigations, this time into the nature of light and the colour of the 4th dimension respectively, done in luscious watercolours.’ – the artist

  • # 31478

    FREUD, Lucian

    Lucian Freud : a closer look. Works from the UBS Art Collection

    Denmark : Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015. Quarto, lettered cloth, pp. 112, illustrated. A fine work focussing on Freud’s graphic work.

  • # 31471

    HOWGATE, Sarah

    Lucian Freud Portraits

    London : National Portrait Gallery, 2012. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 256, illustrated. A fine copy.

  • # 31441

    FEARON, Henry B.

    [LONDON’S FIRST GIN PALACE] Holborn Hill. Mr. Fearon has discontinued the sale of British spirits.

    for glass consumption, but single bottles, and even the smallest quantities of spirits in bottles, can be had as usual. Mr. Fearon continues precisely as heretofore, his varied and extensive Wine business, for consumption both Wholesale and Retail. All the Entrances are in the Court. London : Henry B. Fearon, [c.1836]. Broadside, 255 x 200 …

  • # 22321

    ZIEGLER, Hieronymus; BIRCK, Sixt; CROCUS, Cornelius; ZOVITIUS, Jacobus

    [BINDING] Dramata sacra : comoediae atque tragoediae aliquot e Veteri Testamento desumptae, quibus praecipuae ipsius historiae ita eleganter in scenam producuntur, ut vix quicquam in hoc argumenti genere juventuti Christianae proponi utilius possit : magna parte nunc primum in lucem editae : earum vero catalogum statim a praefatione invenies.

    Basileae : [Ex officina Joannis Oporini], [1547]. Duodecimo (163 x 98 mm), contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, both covers with floral decoration at centre within rectangular panel with triple fillet border, framed by a sequence of figural elements depicting Biblical scenes separated by narrow spaces with blind tooled lettering; the front cover has …

  • # 31144

    WHITE, Eric

    Editio princeps : A History of the Gutenberg Bible

    Turnhout, Belgium : Harvey Miller Publishers, 2017. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket, pp. 465, over 100 colour illustrations. New copy. The first complete history of all the Gutenberg Bibles. Winner of the 2018 DeLong Book History Prize, awarded by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) The Gutenberg Bible is widely recognized …

  • # 31443

    SALA, George Augustus (1828-1895)

    Madame Tussaud’s Exhibition : catalogue.

    Written by George Augustus Sala. [Cover title]. London : Madame Tussaud & Sons, Ltd., 1897. Jubilee edition. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (chipped, spine reinforced with tape), pp [12 advertisements], 84, [2 advertisements], internally clean and sound. Rare. OCLC records only one copy (International Institute of Social History, Amesterdam); COPAC records two copies (V & A Libraries; …

  • # 31100

    BENNETT, James

    Treasure Ships : Art in the Age of Spices

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2014. Folio, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 352, extensively illustrated. Treasure Ships: Art in the age of spices is the first exhibition in Australia to present the complex artistic and cultural interactions between Europe and Asia from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries – a period known as the ‘Age …

  • # 31099

    MENZ, Christopher

    Morris & Co.

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2002. Quarto, illustrated laminated pictorial boards, pp. 188, illustrated throughout, including numerous folding plates, a fine copy, as new. Includes a chapter on the publications of the Kelmscott Press, including the Kelmscott Chaucer. This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Morris & Co., held at the Art …

  • # 31009

    TRETYAKOV GALLERY

    Painting in the second half of the 19th century

    Moscow : the State Tretyakov Gallery, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 1500 copies. Masterpieces from the Russian State collection.

  • # 30262

    HESLOP, Robert

    Copper halfpenny token for Robert Heslop, dealer in natural curiosities, Finsbury Square, London, 1790s.

    London : Robert Heslop, n.d. [c.1795]. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.7 mm. Obverse: A male contortionist and a monkey. Around the perimeter: CAN YOU DO SO. Reverse: An inscription on six lines THE FIRST SHOP IN LONDON FOR NATURAL CURIOSITYS PAINTINGS COINS COLOURS FOR ARTISTS &c. Around the perimeter: R. HESLOP NO. 86 CHISWELL STREET FINSBURY …

  • # 30839

    DIXON, W. (William) Hepworth

    British Cyprus

    London : Chapman and Hall, 1879. First edition. Octavo (230 x 150 mm), publisher’s blind-blocked red cloth over boards (some light marks and staining to both), Crescent and Cross device in black at centre of both boards, spine with the same device and lettering in gilt (a little sunned); ownership signature of original owner in …

  • # 30636

    W & G. Baird Ltd.

    In memoriam Sir Robert Baird

    Belfast : Privately printed, 1934. Royal octavo (220 x 170 mm), original black calf with gilt-stamped lettering to upper board (rubbed, spine ends scuffed), all edges gilt, 75 pp, with two tipped-in sepia tone photographic portraits; offsetting at edges of preliminary and last leaves, else internally clean and bright, a very good copy; loosely enclosed …

  • # 30814

    CERNI, Vicente Aguilera

    Julio, Joan, Roberta González : itinerario de una dinastía

    Barcelona : Ediciones Polígrafa, 1973. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket (light edge wear), illustrated endpapers (slightly foxed), pp. 414, illustrated. Text in Spanish, French, English and German.