Europe

  • # 20884

    Le petit Lapeyrouse

    Paris : Chez Marcilly libraire, [c.1835]. Oblong duodecimo (112 x 132 mm), original printed papered boards, pp [2], viii, 136, [6] 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 …

  • # 20793

    BYRNE, W. P. (William Pitt), Mrs.

    Pictures of Hungarian life.

    … Illustrated by the author. London : William Ridgway, 1869. Octavo, publisher’s blind stamped green cloth (mild flecking and wear), spine gilt (old library label in manuscript at foot), pp x, [2], 401, illustrated with 6 lithographed plates; a few discrete stamps of the Parliament of Victoria Library (circa 1900); internally clean and bright, a …

  • # 20789

    HAMERTON, P. G.

    The unknown river. An etcher’s voyage of discovery

    With eight illustrations. London : Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, 1874. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, all edges gilt, 134; eight original etchings, a fine copy. Etchings created while travelling along the Arroux, a tributary of the Loire.

  • # 20953

    MACGREGOR, Jessie

    Gardens of celebrities and celebrated gardens in and around London

    With 20 coloured plates and 6 pencil drawings by the author. London : Hutchinson, Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. xii; 326, colour plates. Important gardens including Lambeth Palace and Gardens, Sion House, The Chelsea Physick Gardens, Marlborough House and Gardens, Chiswick House and Garden, Walpole House, Holland House and Gardens, Hogarth House and Gardens in Chiswick, Carlyle …

  • # 20883

    JESSE, Captain

    The life of Beau Brummell

    New edition, with an introduction and twenty coloured plates. London : privately printed for subscribers, Two volumes, octavo, in dustjackets (toned, a few tears), pp. xxiv; 309; xii; 300, occasional foxing, a very good set. ‘George Bryan Brummell. Beau of Beaux. Dandy of Dandies and Mirror of Fashion, who lived gloriously amid princely surroundings for …

  • # 20561

    [MOGRIDGE, George]

    Rural pickings; or, attractive points in country life and scenery

    London : W. Tegg & Co., 1846. Octavo, publisher’s gilt-lettered red cloth (a little marked), hand-coloured engraved title page, pp. xii; 222; (2), four fine hand coloured plates, a very good copy. Travels in rural England. The spine reads ‘Illustrations by Absolon”.

  • # 20663

    JAMES CREASE & SON.

    Broadside advertisement for James Crease & Son, Cheap Paint Manufacturers, Colourmen, & Varnish makers.

    London : Burton, printer, Fleet Market, [c.1820]. Separately issued broadside, 210 x 185 mm, on laid paper with watermarked date ‘1820’; printed on both sides; mild scattered toning, but a clean and attractive example. A lovely piece of Georgian era printed trade ephemera. Crease & Son’s stock included a staggering array of varnishes, cheap tar …

  • # 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 …

  • # 19684

    LINDHARDT, Knud

    Europe’s Gay Gateway. See wonderful Copenhagen via SAS

    [Copenhagen : Scandinavian Airlines System, circa 1956]. Offset lithograph, 970 x 720 mm, printed lower left ‘Printed in Denmark – Interprint A/S Stosv 1860’, light handling marks, else fine. A fabulously kitsch 1950s travel poster for the Danish capital, designed by Knud Lindhardt. The poster was issued in two sheets in mirror image, of which …

  • # 19682

    ICART, Louis (1888 - 1950)

    Miroir de Venise

    Etching printed in colours, with additional hand colour, 505 x 505 mm (plate line); 730 x 610 mm (sheet), signed in pencil Louis Icart lower right, artist blindstamp (windmill with L. I. monogram) lower left, copyright line upper left, dated New York 1937. In a charcoal custom timber frame measuring 865 x 750 mm. Louis Icart …

  • # 20081

    SVETLOFF, V

    Anna Pavlova

    Traduction française de W. Pétroff. Paris : M. de Brunoff, Editeur, 1922. Quarto, half polished calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and ornamentation, top edge gilt, the others uncut, marbled endpapers, title page printed in gold, pp. 194, woodcut decorations by D. Galanis, 24 plates with tissue guards (printed in photogravure, …

  • # 20291

    RUSKIN, John

    The stones of Venice

    With illustrations drawn by the author. London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1851 – 53. First edition. Octavo, three volumes, full calf binding signed by Frederic Silani, gilt tooling, spine in compartments with gilt ornamentation and contrasting morocco title labels (edges scuffed, wear to foot of spines, joints reinforced with cloth tape), all edges stained …

  • # 19524

    CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 - 43 B.C.)

    M. Tulli Ciceronis Orationes

    ex recensione Ioannis Georgi Graevii cum ejusdem animadversionibus, et notis integris Francisci Hottomanni, Dionysii Lambini, Fulvii Ursinii, Pauli Manutii ac selectis aliorum. Amstelodami [Amsterdam] : P. & I. Blaeu, 1699. Octavo, six volumes, full plain vellum, manuscript titles to spines, bookplate to pastedowns, various pagination, copperplate frontispiece to volume 1, ornamental headpieces and initials; a fine …

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 19686

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    Hommage à Sonia Delaunay

    Paris : Musee national d’art moderne, 1975. Lithograph, 650 x 500 mm, minor handling marks, else fine. Custom framed in black timber. The career of Russian-born colourist Sonia Delaunay spanned seven decades, from the Belle Epoque to the 1970s. After studying in Germany, in 1905 she settled in Paris, where she would remain for most …

  • # 20287

    (TISSOT, James.) GONCOURT, Edmond and Jules de

    Renee Mauperin.

    Paris : Charpentier et cie., 1884. Large octavo, half-crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine in compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt, housed in a chemise suede wrapper and calf edged slipcase, top edge gilt, pp. 380, illustrated with ten original etched plates by Tissot signed with the artist’s red monogram stamp. Limited to 550 …