Hayes, William (1735-1802)
London : the author, [1771-1779]. Two volumes, folio, contemporary half calf over marbled boards (edges rubbed), no title page (as issued), 40 proof plates hand coloured by Hayes and his family, all but seven signed, captioned and dated; the Green Woodpecker has the signature of William Hayes and Gabriel Smith; a few spots but otherwise …
Malinovskii, Aleksei Fedorovich (1762-1840); Valuev, Petr Stepanovich (editor)
v Moskve obrietaiushchagosia. Chast’ pervaya. [=Historical account of the Old Russian Museum, known as the Masterskaia Workshop and Armoury Palaces, in Moscow. Part one.] [Moskva]: Gosudarstvennaia Oruzheinaia palata [The State Armoury of the Kremlin], 1807. Elephant folio, 485 x 335 x 30 mm, original quarter leather over continental European papered boards (very good, with minor …
Imperial Russian Government [Lithuania-Vilnius Governorate]
[POLISH NOBILITY IN THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE] Sammelband containing Imperial Russian documents certifying that the family Rynkiewicz is entitled to the privileges of szlachta (nobility). Vilnius, 1819.
Folio (350 x 280 mm), original straight grain red morocco with borders in green morocco elaborately tooled in gilt, upper board with contrasting green morocco label lettered in gilt in Polish (a little rubbed and scuffed); attached by its original cord is a circular brass case (unopened, but likely to contain the seal of herb …
SMITH & SON
Newly invented magic cards containing a divertive & wonderful Transformation of a Hand of playing cards into ludicrous characters
London : Smith & Son, 1811. Card case with hand-coloured pictorial title sheet to front, containing five hand-coloured playing cards with humorous caricatures (King and Queen of Hearts; 10 of Clubs; 8 of Spades; 8 of Diamonds); a sixth card is similarly illustrated but is without suit; the backs are blank; the case and the …
Paris : Chez Marcilly libraire, [c.1835]. Oblong duodecimo (112 x 132 mm), original printed papered boards, pp , viii, 136,  leaves of hand coloured engraved plates; occasional mild foxing, a very good copy. A beautifully illustrated work for children containing brief descriptions of various aspects of the history and culture of many places around the …
CANNING, George (1770-1827)
Speeches delivered by the Rt. Hon. George Canning, at the public celebration of his third return to Parliament for the Town of Liverpool, June 29, 1818. (Canning’s copy, accompanied by his autograph note presenting the book to an unidentified woman)
London : Printed for G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, 1818. Second edition. Octavo, in the original binding commissioned by Canning from the printer, George Nicol, full calf blind-tooled in gilt (both boards with a few marks), spine titled in gilt (a little worn), all edges gilt, Canning’s ownership initials GC to …
Fête des Vignerons.
[WINE] Livret officiel de la Fête des Vignerons se célébrant à Vevey les 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 et 9 Août 1927.
Vevy, Switzerland : Imprimerie Jayet & Diebold, 1927. Octavo (200 x 120 mm), pictorial textured paper wrappers (foxed), 118 pp, b/w photographic illustrations and line-drawings in the text; internally clean. The Fête des Vignerons (Winegrowers’ Festival) is a traditional festival which takes place in Vevey, in Switzerland. It has been organised by the Confrérie des Vignerons (Brotherhood of Winegrowers) in …
[GALLIPOLI] Souvenir handkerchief with a map of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor and the Levant, featuring an inset map of the Dardanelles.
[United Kingdom? : s.n., between 1915 and 1917]. Linen handkerchief printed in colour, 470 x 590 mm (total dimensions), with a map (350 x 470 mm) of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor, and the Eastern Mediterranean littoral (including Egypt and Palestine); the territories under the control of Ottoman Turkey or the Central Powers …
A new family prayer-book, containing the Book of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacrament with the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England;
together with the Psalter or Psalms of David; the Companion to the Altar and new version of Psalms. Winchester : printed by J. Wilkes, and sold by W. Nicoll, St. Paul’s Church Yard, London, 1784. Second edition. Octavo, finely bound Harleian-style in full red morocco (edges a little rubbed, lower joint slightly cracked, but sound), …
HILDERSAM, Arthur (1563 - 1632); HILDERSAM, Samuel
London : Printed by George Miller for Edward Brewster at his shop at the great North doore of Pauls at the signe of the Bible, MDCXXXV . First edition. Small folio, polished calf, ruled in blind, expertly rebacked with new spine and headbands, endpapers replaced, engraved title page with minor paper restoration to margin, dedication …
A prayer to be used every day next after the prayer in time of war and tumults, in all cathedral, collegiate, and parochial churches and chapels throughout England and Ireland, during the war.
London : George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. Quarto, pp. 4, single sheet, folded, a little worn. Ephemeral religious printing praising the English armed forces during the Napoleonic Wars.
MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)
Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …
ARAGO, Jacques Etienne Victor (1790-1855)
[France, 1830]. Graphite on paper, 175 x 235 mm; signed and dated at lower right, ‘J. Arago 1830’; in good condition, with tiny loss at top left corner and a few spots of foxing; verso with two old tape marks at top edge; unframed. Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855) was a writer, artist and explorer who …
MASSON, Sir Irvine
London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society, 1954. Folio, cloth backed papered boards (lightly marked), pp. 72, folding tables and plates. Monograph on the earliest incunabula.
RUSSELL, William Lord, 1639-1683.
The last speech & behaviour of William, late Lord Russel, upon the scaffold in Lincolns-Inne-Fields,
a little before his execution, on Saturday, July 21, 1683 : being condemned for high-treason in conspiring the death of the King, and the subversion of the government &c. : together with the paper delivered by him to the sheriffs, and signed with his own hand : also the last speeches, behaviour, and prayers of …
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], . 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 …