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 …
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.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE (EMPEROR NAPOLEON I OF FRANCE) (1769–1821)
Napoleon Bonaparte: autograph letter, signed (“Np”), to the Duc de Feltre, Marshal of France and Minister of War, discussing the use of artillery.
Manuscript in ink, 2 pp, quarto (230 x 180 mm); dated at [Château de] Saint-Cloud, 12 November 1811, the letter is addressed Au Ministre de la Guerre, Monsieur le duc de Feltre and is a response to the Duke’s letter sent from the Bureau of Artillery dated 6 November; it is written entirely in Napoleon’s hand and …
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 …
DIXON, W. (William) Hepworth
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 …
W & G. Baird Ltd.
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 …
CERNI, Vicente Aguilera
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.
FISCHER, Christian August (editor)
Allgemeiner unterhaltender Curiositäten-Almanach auf alle Tage im Jahr. Herausgegeben von Christan August Fischer. Erster Jahrgang, 1825.
Mainz : Bei Florian Kupferberg, . Duodecimo (160 mm), original leather-backed red papered boards (marked and scuffed), spine with gilt lettering and decoration (softened at head and tail), original marbled endpapers, hinges cracked, pp vii, 472; text in German, in Fraktur; preliminaries and last few leaves with foxing, pale water stain to fore-edge margins of …
/ von Louis Bastide … Aus dem Französischen. Cassel & Leipzig, : J. C. Krieger’sche Buchhandlung, [1838-1839]. Two volumes in one, small octavo (165 mm), contemporary marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed, worn along edges and at corners), spine with the original green morocco title piece lettered and decorated in gilt (paper splits at spine ends and …
BALDASSARI, Anne et al.
Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 310, illustrated. A fine copy.
OLDEKOP, August von
[A RELIC OF THE SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL] Razgovory francuzsko-russko-německie = Dialogues français-russes-allemands = Französisch-russisch-deutsche Gespräche.
Sanktpeterburg : F. Bellizar, 1837. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (upper board detached, boards heavily scuffed and corners worn), original backstrip lettered in gilt (loss to leather at head and tail); front pastedown inscribed in ink ‘Found in Sebastopol, September 1855’; front free-endpaper with a presentation inscription in the same hand: …
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 …
SEGERSTAD, Ulf Hård af
London : Studio Books, 1961. Octavo, gilt-lettered papered boards (spine sunned), pp. 130, extensively illustrated. List of designers at rear. Printed in Stockholm. Chapters on Ceramics, glass, textiles, metal, furniture, other materials, everyday wares etc. from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Scarce contemporary work on Scandinavian modern design.
Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria ; Sydney : Art Exhibitions Australia, 2005. Quarto, quarter crushed morocco over buckram, spine in compartments with gilt-lettering, pp. xl; 248 illustrated. One of a handful of copies specially bound in leather for presentation. This catalogue is from the exhibition held at the National Gallery of Victoria. It is …
Paris : Arted, Editions d’Art, 1958. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket, cloth slipcase, pp. 224, light offsetting to endpapers, illustrated in black and white. A fine copy.
MARCUS VITRUVIUS POLLIO; Cesare DI LORENZO CESARIANO (translator and artist) (Italian, 1483 - 1543)
commentati: & con mirando ordine insigniti: per il quale facilmente potrai tovare la multitudine de lí abstrusi & reconditi Vocabuli a li soi loci & in epsa tabula con summo studio expositi & enucleati ad Immensa utilitate de ciascuno Studioso & benivolo di epsa opera. [Como, Lombardy] : Gotardus de Ponte, 1521. Folio (430 x 290 …