Europe

  • # 36651

    Zöllner, Frank

    Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519 : the complete paintings and drawings

    Cologne : Taschen, 2003. Oversized folio (45 cm tall), illustrated boards, no dustjacket, pp. 695, illustrated, light handling marks, a very good copy. ‘One of the most high-achieving human beings who has ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is recognized the world over as a figure of infinite curiosity, feverish imagination and sublime artistic ability. …

  • # 36653

    Zöllner, Frank.

    Sandro Botticelli

    Munich ; New York : Prestel, 2005. Oversized folio, 45 cm tall, boards in dustjacket, pp. 319, illustrated, light handling wear, a very good copy.. “Sandro Botticelli ranks as one of the most outstanding artists of the Renaissance. Regarded as the inventor of the mythology painting and the creator of the first life-sized nude in …

  • # 36148

    ANDRES, Glen M. et al.

    The art of Florence

    New York : Artabras Press, 1994. Two volumes, thick quarto, gilt-lettered embossed cloth, pp. 703; 704 – 1312, housed in illustrated publisher’s slipcase. A fine set. A magnificent illustrated tribute to Florentine art.

  • # 36459

    RAE, Iso (1860 - 1940)

    The Cook, Étaples, 1917

    Pastel, pencil and wash on cream paper, 23 x 12.5 cm, signed in ink lower left, inscribed in pencil lower centre ‘Cook at Canteen behind convent run by ‘Officer’s Club’ Mrs. Marcus Peterson’, framed. Iso Rae was born in Melbourne in 1860 and trained at the National Gallery School alongside fellow students Rupert Bunny and John …

  • # 36460

    RAE, Iso (1860 - 1940)

    Portuguese Officer, Étaples, August 1920

    Pastel on cream paper, wash border, 16.5 x 13.4 cm, signed in ink lower right “ETAPLES / Iso Rae’, inscribed in pencil lower right ‘Portuguese Augt. 1920′, framed. Iso Rae was born in Melbourne in 1860 and trained at the National Gallery School alongside fellow students Rupert Bunny and John Longstaff from 1877 to 1887. In …

  • # 34375

    MAULL & CO. (LONDON) (active 1865-1880)

    An overpainted photographic portrait of Major-General William Wylde, circa 1865.

    Oil on albumen print, 200 x 150 mm, arched top format; perfectly preserved in the original gilt brass mat and ornate gilt moulded plaster frame (one small piece of which has become detached), and housed in the original glazed mahogany box frame with velvet backing; on the verso of the frame, the maker’s large printed …

  • # 35857

    GORMAN, Pierre

    Catalogue of Books on Cambridge : The university, the town and the county, arranged alphabetically by author, otherwise by title.

    Melbourne : University of Melbourne, 2008. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 308, illustrations. Invitation card to exhibition launch loosely enclosed.

  • # 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 …

  • # 30144

    MARCUS VITRUVIUS POLLIO; Cesare DI LORENZO CESARIANO (translator and artist) (Italian, 1483 - 1543)

    Di Lucio Vitruvio Pollione De Architectura Libri Dece Traducti de Latino in Vulgare affigurati:

    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 …

  • # 19466

    PANZIROLI, Guidi (1523 - 1599)

    De claris legum interpretibus libri quatuor

    Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, 1721. Quarto, full calf (rubbed), spine with raised bands, gilt-lettered contrasting title label, previous owner’s bookplate and inscriptions to endpapers, edges stained red, portrait frontispiece, pp. [xxxii]; 660; (20); ornamental headpiece, tailpiece and initials, top of leaves a2 and a3 remargined, overall very good. Panciroli’s guide to legal practice based on biographical …

  • # 35516

    BUSSIÈRE (publisher); MATENET, Jules Xavier (designer); COUDERT, B. (illustrator); JANNIN, H. (lithographer)

    [CHILDREN’S GAME] Voyage dans les cinq parties du monde.

    Paris : Bussière, [between 1870 and 1880]. Original cartonnage box, 235 x 295 x 40 mm, the lid with hand-coloured lithographic onlay of a scene on the Amazon with printed game title above and picture caption below, along with the publisher’s imprint ‘Bussière, Ed. Paris’, framed by an embossed paper border (scattered silver fishing at …

  • # 31904

    EVANS, C. S. (1883 - 1944); RACKHAM, Arthur (1867 - 1939)

    The sleeping beauty. (Deluxe edition)

    Told By C. S. Evans and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London : William Heinemann; Philadephia :J. B. Lippincott, 1920. Quarto, quarter-vellum over gilt-decorated papered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine, some toning from the glue, illustrated endpapers, pp. 110, top edge gilt, exquisitely illustrated by Arthur Rackham; light offsetting as commonly found. The Edition …

  • # 34815

    FIGUEREDO [FIGUEIREDO], Pedro Feliciano de Oliveira

    Versos.

    Offerecidos ao illustrissimo Senhor Manoel Pereira do Conselho de sua Majestade Fidelissima Fidalgo Cavalleiro, Comendador nas Ordens de Christo, e de Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Villa – Viçoza. Macao : V. J. de S. Almeida [Padre Victorino José de Sousa Almeida], 1841. Duodecimo, contemporary quarter-morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, bookplate …

  • # 35406

    SCHUTZE, Sebastian

    Caravaggio. The Complete Works

    Cologne : Taschen, 2015. Quarto, pp. 306, illustrated. New copy. Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), was always a name to be reckoned with. Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, the artist was at once celebrated and controversial: Violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a man on the …

  • # 35558

    Anon.

    Malta : the island of sunshine

    [Valetta : Government Tourist Bureau, circa 1924]. Tourist brochure, octavo, folded sheet, pp. [6], cover illustration, three panel map of ‘The Principal Routes to Malta’ showing Europe and the Mediterranean with land and sea routes to Malta, list of passenger lines calling at Malta, one panel with a history and description of the island.

  • # 35182

    GORMAN, Clem and Therese

    Intrépide : Australian women artists in early twentieth-century France

    Melbourne : Monash University Publishing, 2020. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. xl; 228, 16 leaves of colour plates, new copy. It is hard for us to imagine the oppressed lives of single women in the first half of the twentieth century. Yet a few determined Australian women took a leap into the unknown and carved careers …