Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 65 x 98 mm, verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Apth. Verona / Jan 19th – 23rd / /65 / NHA’; both the print and mount in good condition. After the Colosseum in Rome and the amphitheatre in Capua, the Roman arena in Verona is the third largest …
Paris : Théatre Fémina Editeur, 1923. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, text by Joseph Kessel, with black-and-white photographic illustrations plus 6 colour plates of set designs by Nikolai Remisoff and Sergei Soudeïkine; a superb copy. Programme for the 1923 Paris season of impresario Nikita Balieff’s touring theatre revue La Chauve-Souris (The …
SIGONII, Caroli [SIGONIUS, Carolus, or, SIGONIO, Carlo] (c. 1524 - 1584)
Ad illvstriss. atq. excellentiss. d. Iacobum Boncompagnum, Generalem, S. R. E. Gubernatorem. Basileae [Basel] : apud Petrum Bernum, 1575. Quarto, contemporary blind stamped panelled vellum over bevelled wooden boards, two clasps with engraved metal catches and clasps, endpaper with early nineteenth-century owner’s name, title page with Ex libris inscription of original owner Wilhelm Seema of …
WEBER, Johann Adam (1611-1686)
[BINDING] Discursus curiosi et fructuosi, ad praecipuas totius litteraturae humanae scientias illustrandas accomodati, …
[Salzburg : J.B. Mayr, 1690?]. Octavo, contemporary binding of painted vellum, gilt ornamentation, upper panel with central image of a statue of the Madonna and Child and legend ‘Monastery Ettalensis Fundatrix’ (Ettal Abbey, or Kloster Ettal, is a Benedictine monastery situated near Oberammergau in Bavaria, founded in 1330; the statue of the Madonna and Child is said to …
[GERMAN ENLIGHTENMENT] An early eighteenth century Kollektaneenbuch (commonplace book) with Latin, Greek, French and Hebrew entries, belonging to a young Lower Silesian nobleman and scholar.
Lauban ; Leipzig ; Halle ; Magdeburg ; Frankfurt and der Oder, 1724-29. Oblong octavo, original full calf, upper and lower boards with elaborate blind-tooling in gilt featuring central armorial design, spine with raised bands (frayed at head and foot), original patterned endpapers, all edges gilt,  leaves, of which approximately one-third contain manuscript entries …
AVGVSTINO, R. P. Iosepho [AUGUSTINIUS, Josephus Panormitano, or, AGOSTINI, Giuseppe] (1573 - 1643)
Brevis notitia eorvm, qvae scitv vel necessaria vel valde vtilia sunt confessarijs in primo ingressu ad audiendas confessiones
Dilingae [Dilingen, Germany] : Formis Academicis, 1647. Tenth edition. Sextodecimo, contemporary blindstamped vellum over bevelled boards, manuscript title to spine, two clasps with engraved metal catches and pins, edges stained red, endpaper and title leaf neatly detached, pp. [viii]; 439; (31 – index), leaf A7 trimmed, else very good. Jesuit text on confession by an …
PORST, Johann; LUTHER, Martin; ARND, Johann, et al.
[BINDING] Geistliche und liebliche Lieder, welche der Geist des Glaubens durch … Martin Luthern, Johann Hermann, Paul Gerhard, u. a. … gedichtet … nebst einigen Gebeten und einer Vorrede von Johann Porst …
Berlin : Benj. Chr. Schatz, 1775. Narrow duodecimo (160 x 80 mm), original embossed and hand-painted vellum binding with metal clasp and catch, all edges gilt and embossed with decorative motifs and the motto ‘Jesu meine Freude’ at fore-edge; double page frontispiece with copper engraved portraits of Friedrich Wilhelm II and Elisabeth Christine of Prussia by …
Photographers unknown. [CLOUGH, Anne Jemima, 1820-1892]; [LINDT, John William, 1845-1926]
[WOMEN’S EDUCATION] Photograph album of the University of Cambridge, compiled by a graduate of Newnham College. Bound in Melbourne, early 1890s.
Photograph album by J.W. Lindt, Melbourne, early 1890s. Oblong quarto, padded leather with gilt blind-tooling stamped ‘From J.W. Lindt’s Studio, Melbourne’, lining papers with floral decoration in gold, all edges gilt, containing  leaves of thick card with 20 albumen silver photographs (photographer unidentified) of the University of Cambridge, in uniform format 150 x 205 …
SÉGUR, Comtesse de; STERRETT, Virginia (1900-1931), illustrator
Illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett. Philadelphia : Penn Publishing Company, . Quarto, gilt lettered cloth (slightly dulled along spine and rubbed at lower edge), pictorial onlay to upper board; decorated endpapers, with black-and-white illustrations and 8 magnificent colour plates; a fine copy. The first commissioned work by the precociously talented American illustrator Virginia Sterrett, completed when …
CHODOWIECKI, Daniel (1728-1801), artist.
Almanac Généalogique pour l’an 1773, avec l’approbation de l’Académie Royale des Sciences et belles Lettres
Berlin : [George Jacques Decker], . 24mo (binding size 100 x 65 mm), original hand-coloured card covers with early manuscript title to spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, engraved double frontispiece portraits of Princess Friederike and Prince Friedrich of Prussia, engraved title, unpaginated (200+ pages), with numerous engraved plates by Daniel Berger after the artist …
em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, ; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, ; …
HM OFFICE OF WORKS; [MUSGRAVE PARKER, George; MILES, Charlotte Lilian]
Admission ticket, 120 x 150 mm, printed both sides on thin yellow card, recto with red stamp of HM Office of Works, stamped number ‘147’, and the signatures of three friends who attended the post-Coronation procession along The Mall, Tasmanian physician George Musgrave Parker (1885-1965), his future wife Lillian Charlotte Miles (1883-1969, daughter of Tasmanian …
THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT GARDEN. [LISTON, John, c.1776-1846]
[THEATRE PLAYBILL] For the Benefit of Mr & Mrs Liston. Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, this present Wednesday, June 15, 1814.
Will be performed [for the first time] a New Comick Extravaganza called Broad but not Long: Or, How to Damn a New Piece … the New Grand Serio-Comick Melo-Dramatick Romance called The Black Princess … After which, the Comedy of Who Wants a Guinea? … To which will be added (2d time) the musical Entertainment …
THE BARROW TESTIMONIAL COMMITTEE
Ulverston, U.K. : S. Soulby, printer, &c., King-street, May 14, 1850. Broadside, 315 x 210 mm, letterpress-printed recto only, royal coat of arms at the head; in good condition, with a light horizontal fold and mild creasing. Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, although historically it has been regarded as part of Lancashire. Ulverston’s most visible …
SFORZA, Gian Galeazzo Maria, 1469-1494; [Isabella of Aragon, 1470-1524]
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, on paper bearing the …
OLEARIUS, Adam (1603-1671); MANDELSLO, Johann Albrecht von (1616-1644); DAVIES, John (translator)
The voyages and travells of the Ambassadors sent by Frederick Duke of Holstein, to the Great Duke of Muscovy, and the King of Persia. Begun in the Year M.DC. XXXIII. and finish’d in M.DC. XXXIX. Containing a Compleat History of Muscovy, Tartary, Persia … whereto are added the Travels of John Albert de Mandelslo … into the East-Indies … …
London : for John Starkey and Thomas Basset, 1669. Second edition. Two parts in one volume, folio, contemporary full mottled calf with blind embossed boards, spine with raised bands and contrasting morocco title label with gilt lettering and ornament, front pastedown with eighteenth century armorial bookplate of John and Louisa Trevelyan, additional engraved title incorporating 5 portraits, main …