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  • 1,2,3,4,5. by DOISNEAU, Robert
    DOISNEAU, Robert
    1,2,3,4,5.

    Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre / Editions Clairefontaine, 1955. First French edition, first printing. Paperback (stiff grey card stock) with jacket (as issued). Scarce in wrapper. The wrapper has some creasing and rubbing, with edgewear. Previous repair has reinforced the wrapper spine (inside). The book block is disbound, with the majority of the pages detached from each other. Previous owner's bookplate to the inside board. 14 black and white photos (12 inside, 2 on the cover). 280 by 220mm (11 by 8¾ inches).
    Martin Parr; The Photobook vol 1, page 187/201. Andrew Roth; Book of 101 Books, page 132; 802 photo books from the M. + M. Auer collection, page 336. Première édition française, premier tirage. Broché (carton…

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    Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre / Editions Clairefontaine, 1955. First French edition, first printing. Paperback (stiff grey card stock) with jacket (as issued). Scarce in wrapper. The wrapper has some creasing and rubbing, with edgewear. Previous repair has reinforced the wrapper spine (inside). The book block is disbound, with the majority of the pages detached from each other. Previous owner's bookplate to the inside board. 14 black and white photos (12 inside, 2 on the cover). 280 by 220mm (11 by 8¾ inches).
    Martin Parr; The Photobook vol 1, page 187/201. Andrew Roth; Book of 101 Books, page 132; 802 photo books from the M. + M. Auer collection, page 336. Première édition française, premier tirage. Broché (carton gris rigide) avec jaquette (telle que publiée). Rare sous emballage. La cape présente des plis et des frottements, avec des usures des bords. Une réparation précédente a renforcé le dos de la cape (intérieur). Le bloc de livre est détaché, avec la majorité des pages détachées les unes des autres. Ex-libris du propriétaire précédent sur le tableau intérieur. 14 photos en noir et blanc (12 à l'intérieur, 2 sur la couverture).
    Martin Parr ; Le livre photo vol 1, page 187/201. Andrew Roth ; Livre des 101 livres, page 132 ; 802 livres photo de la collection M. + M. Auer, page 336. 280 x 220 mm

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    Book ID: 3258
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  • 12 Books That Changed The World by BRAGG, Melvyn
    BRAGG, Melvyn
    12 Books That Changed The World

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine…

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    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine (1769) by Richard Arkwright; The King James Bible (1611) by William Tyndale and 54 scholars appointed by the king; An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) by Adam Smith; and The First Folio (1623) by William Shakespeare.

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    Condition: Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2073
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  • A series of 12 views of Paris
    12 Vues - Souvenir de Paris. Serie 1. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    12 Vues - Souvenir de Paris. Serie 1. A collection of 12 Silver Gelatin photographs of Paris / Une collection de 12 photographies gélatino-argentiques de Paris

    Paris: unknown. A French tourist souvenir. Undated but circa 1890, comprising a burgundy decorated folder (some chips and tears to creases now repaired and strengthened). Inside are 12 anonymous photographs of Paris. Nice clean silver gelatin original photographs. Each 210 x 270 mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches). No information about photographer or photo studio. Reverse is blank. Some of these views have been named and numbered in the plate, so it would seem that the purchaser could choose their 12 favourites from a selection. Photographs comprise: a view of the city (Eiffel Tower in the background); The Eiffel Tower close up; a river cruise on the Seine; Avenue de L'Opera; Versailles; Luxembourg Senat; l'Opera; la Madeleine; Place de la…

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    Paris: unknown. A French tourist souvenir. Undated but circa 1890, comprising a burgundy decorated folder (some chips and tears to creases now repaired and strengthened). Inside are 12 anonymous photographs of Paris. Nice clean silver gelatin original photographs. Each 210 x 270 mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches). No information about photographer or photo studio. Reverse is blank. Some of these views have been named and numbered in the plate, so it would seem that the purchaser could choose their 12 favourites from a selection. Photographs comprise: a view of the city (Eiffel Tower in the background); The Eiffel Tower close up; a river cruise on the Seine; Avenue de L'Opera; Versailles; Luxembourg Senat; l'Opera; la Madeleine; Place de la Concorde; Notre Dame; Arc de Triomphe; Champs Elysees. The photographs are in good clean condition with no tears, a few have light creasing to them due to the thin photographic paper. Un souvenir touristique français. Non daté mais Circa 1890, comprenant un dossier décoré bordeaux (quelques éclats et déchirures aux plis aujourd'hui réparés et renforcés). A l'intérieur se trouvent 12 photographies anonymes de Paris. Belles photographies originales à la gélatine argentique propre. Grandes photographies - 210 par 270 mm. Aucune information sur le photographe ou le studio photo. Le verso est vierge. Certaines de ces vues ont été nommées et numérotées dans la planche, il semblerait donc que l'acquéreur puisse choisir ses 12 coups de coeur parmi une sélection. Les photographies comprennent : une vue de la ville (tour Eiffel en arrière-plan) ; La tour Eiffel en gros plan ; une croisière fluviale sur la Seine ; Avenue de L'Opéra; Versailles; Sénat luxembourgeois; l'Opéra; la Madeleine; Place de la Concorde ; Notre Dame; Arc de Triomphe; Champs Élysées. Les photographies sont en bon état de propreté, sans déchirures, quelques-unes présentent de légers plis en raison du papier photographique fin.

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    Book ID: 3507
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  • 1916 - Portraits and Lives by WHITE, Lawrence William. & QUINN, James.
    WHITE, Lawrence William. & QUINN, James.
    1916 - Portraits and Lives

    Dublin: Royal Irish Academy: 2015. First edition in original black and white illustrated boards, covered in a cream and black illustrated dust wrapper. 23.5 cm x 19 cm 42 biographies of men and women who played important roles in the Easter Rising of 1916. The biographies are from the Irish Dictionary of Irish Biography. The profiles describe 31 men and women who were Republican revolutionaries, 3 nationalist leaders who opposed the Easter Rising, as well as 6 men who were part of the regime opposed by the Easter Rising. There are also profiles of two historians of the Rising who were eyewitnesses. An introduction offers an overview of 20th century Irish political history, while an after word looks at the…

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    Dublin: Royal Irish Academy: 2015. First edition in original black and white illustrated boards, covered in a cream and black illustrated dust wrapper. 23.5 cm x 19 cm 42 biographies of men and women who played important roles in the Easter Rising of 1916. The biographies are from the Irish Dictionary of Irish Biography. The profiles describe 31 men and women who were Republican revolutionaries, 3 nationalist leaders who opposed the Easter Rising, as well as 6 men who were part of the regime opposed by the Easter Rising. There are also profiles of two historians of the Rising who were eyewitnesses. An introduction offers an overview of 20th century Irish political history, while an after word looks at the post-Rising lives of some of those profiled. The book is illustrated with full-page, b&w scraperboard engravings, some in two-page spreads. All 42 of the illustrations are by artist David Rooney. xvi, 1-367 pp

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    Condition: Both book and wrapper are in immaculate copy. A lovely example

    Book ID: 1844
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  • 1920's Gazelle Rijwielfabriek Reclame by VLAANDEREN, André
    VLAANDEREN, André
    1920's Gazelle Rijwielfabriek Reclame

    Dieren: Gazelle Rijwielfabriek, 1920s. Van 1899 tot 1905 werkte André Vlaanderen voor het architectenbureau Ed Cuypers. Daarna begon hij voor zichzelf en werkte hij aan veel advertentieopdrachten voor verschillende bedrijven. André Vlaanderen was tientallen jaren de grafisch ontwerper van de Gazelle-fietsfabriek. In 1925 ontwikkelde hij het Gazelle-logo, dat het bedrijf nog steeds gebruikt. Tijdens de jaren 1920 en 1930 was hij ook de auteur van verschillende kleine reclamestrips voor Gazelle.

    Book ID: 2124
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  • 19th Century Brevet de Canne. by DIDION, Paulin
    DIDION, Paulin
    19th Century Brevet de Canne. Franc, Loyal et Brave, tel est le soldat français. 115ème régiment d'infanterie.

    Metz: P. Didion, [1870]. Wonderful military certificate of competency in the art of cane fighting. Soldiers were expected to pass many different competencies. This particular diploma was awarded to Monsieur Joseph Franc of the 115th French Infantry Regiment. Complete with the ink signatures of attending instructors. Undated, but circa 1870. 325 x 490 mm (12¾ x 19¼ inches). Has some stains and closed tears, but generally in a good condition. In the 1800s carrying a walking stick / cane was a symbol of a gentleman who was fashion conscious, but one who was also ready to defend himself. Whilst fencing was still practiced, it did not enjoy the same popularity with the newly empowered bourgeoisie. Enterprising fencing masters soon…

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    Metz: P. Didion, [1870]. Wonderful military certificate of competency in the art of cane fighting. Soldiers were expected to pass many different competencies. This particular diploma was awarded to Monsieur Joseph Franc of the 115th French Infantry Regiment. Complete with the ink signatures of attending instructors. Undated, but circa 1870. 325 x 490 mm (12¾ x 19¼ inches). Has some stains and closed tears, but generally in a good condition. In the 1800s carrying a walking stick / cane was a symbol of a gentleman who was fashion conscious, but one who was also ready to defend himself. Whilst fencing was still practiced, it did not enjoy the same popularity with the newly empowered bourgeoisie. Enterprising fencing masters soon translated their skills to the use of the walking stick or la canne. Fascinatingly, 'la canne de combat' is still a sport practiced today by thousands of cannistes around the world. Magnifique certificat militaire de compétence dans l'art du combat à la canne. Les soldats devaient acquérir de nombreuses compétences différentes. Ce diplôme particulier a été décerné à Monsieur Joseph Franc du 115e Régiment d'Infanterie Française. Compléter avec les signatures à l'encre des instructeurs présents. Non daté, mais vers 1870. 325 x 490 mm (12¾ x 19¼ pouces). A quelques taches et déchirures fermées, mais généralement en bon état. Dans les années 1800, porter une canne / une canne était le symbole d'un gentleman soucieux de la mode, mais également prêt à se défendre. Alors que l'escrime était encore pratiquée, elle ne jouissait pas de la même popularité auprès de la bourgeoisie nouvellement investie. Les maîtres d'armes entreprenants ont rapidement traduit leurs compétences dans l'utilisation de la canne ou de la canne. Fascinant, la canne de combat est toujours un sport pratiqué aujourd'hui par des milliers de cannistes à travers le monde.

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    Book ID: 2867
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  • 20 Bilder zu laterna Magica / 20 Magic Lantern slides by J. F. Fabrikmarke
    J. F. Fabrikmarke
    20 Bilder zu laterna Magica / 20 Magic Lantern slides

    Germany: J. F. Fabrikmarke. A collection of 20 magic lantern slides, in two boxes. Made Circa 1912 (one box dated). The second box appears somewhat older. these show a variety of scenes, children's tales, characters and illustrations.
    Ten of the slides have 4 images to each slide. Ten have 5 images to each slide.

    Condition: Condition is generally very good, with some minor scratches and blemishes only.

    Book ID: 2733
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  • 21 USA - The Gift of Life by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    21 USA - The Gift of Life Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. Limited Edition Print on 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 21 stamped, and initialled in pencil with AP (which probably stands for Artist's Proof). The Gift of Life, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. This was also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Has official CNPD red stamp on verso. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm. (last time this appeared at auction it reached £470).

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.

    Book ID: 1818
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  • 22nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair Poster. by WATERS, Daniel
    WATERS, Daniel
    22nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair Poster.

    Martha's Vineyard: The Indian Hill Press, 1998. Printed in black and red with a lovely 'woodcut' design by Daniel Waters. On thick cream paper. In a good condition, but has a small closed tear to one edge, and has signs of having been folded at some point. Blank to verso. 590 x 380 mm (23¼ x 15 inches).

    Book ID: 2760
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  • 3rd - Occupation Day 2006. by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    3rd - Occupation Day 2006. A limited edition print for Occupation Day.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2006. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - This is one of James Cauty's famous anti-occupation of Iraq protest prints. These stamps were the subject of a legal action in 2003 by Royal Mail alledging copyright infringement James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.

    Book ID: 1821
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  • 5-i vypusk inshenerow-komandirow protiwoposharnoi oborony by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    5-i vypusk inshenerow-komandirow protiwoposharnoi oborony 5th graduation year of the "engineers-commanders" of the fire brigade`

    Leningrad: inshenerow-komandirow protiwoposharnoi oborony, 1940. Fabric-covered original cover with gilt titles, The gilt is a little faded, and some parts have been inked in so as to still be legible. A little marking and staining to the cover. Contains 1 exterior view of the institute building and 33 individual photographic portraits of lecturers and graduates, all named in the negative. These are tipped onto the card. The university, founded in 1933, is a forerunner of the "Akademija gos. Protiwoposharnoi slushby MTschS Rossii", which is located in Moscow today. A fascinating "photo-book" at a seminal period of Russian history. Image size 12: 8 cm. Album size 230 by 300mm (9 by 11¾ inches). Couverture originale recouverte de tissu avec titres…

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    Leningrad: inshenerow-komandirow protiwoposharnoi oborony, 1940. Fabric-covered original cover with gilt titles, The gilt is a little faded, and some parts have been inked in so as to still be legible. A little marking and staining to the cover. Contains 1 exterior view of the institute building and 33 individual photographic portraits of lecturers and graduates, all named in the negative. These are tipped onto the card. The university, founded in 1933, is a forerunner of the "Akademija gos. Protiwoposharnoi slushby MTschS Rossii", which is located in Moscow today. A fascinating "photo-book" at a seminal period of Russian history. Image size 12: 8 cm. Album size 230 by 300mm (9 by 11¾ inches). Couverture originale recouverte de tissu avec titres dorés, La dorure est un peu passée, et certaines parties ont été encrées pour être encore lisibles. Un peu de marquage et de taches sur la couverture. Contient 1 vue extérieure du bâtiment de l'institut et 33 portraits photographiques individuels de professeurs et de diplômés, tous nommés dans le négatif. Ceux-ci sont renversés sur la carte. L'université, fondée en 1933, est un précurseur de l'« Akademija gos. Protiwoposharnoi slushby MTschS Rossii », qui se trouve aujourd'hui à Moscou. Un « livre photo » fascinant à une période charnière de l'histoire de la Russie. Taille de l'image 12 : 8 cm. Taille de l'album 230 par 300 mm.

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    Book ID: 3000
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  • 8 Minutes. HIRST & BAILEY by BAILEY, David.
    BAILEY, David.
    8 Minutes. HIRST & BAILEY

    Gottinchen: Steidl, 2009. First edition. 130 photographs of British 'bad boy' artist Damien Hirst by the great British fashion photographer David Bailey, taken during a single shoot lasting only eight minutes.

    Condition: As new, still in the original shrink wrap.

    Book ID: 2179
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  • 81 USA - War Can Be Fun by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    81 USA - War Can Be Fun Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - Edition of 81 numbered and stamped (this is 48/81) War Can Be Fun, OMK Page Edition. Operation Magic Kingdom was a billboard and street poster campaign London 2007 against Iraq war also released as stamps and prints. print onto 315 gsm archival stock paper. OMK Blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil on front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm with 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Comes with a separate 'Cautese National Postal Disservice' bank note.

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.

    Book ID: 1817
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  • 99 USA - Believe the Magic. by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    99 USA - Believe the Magic. Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 99 - numbered and stamped (this is 35/99). Believe the Magic, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. Also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He…

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    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 99 - numbered and stamped (this is 35/99). Believe the Magic, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. Also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.

    Book ID: 1816
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  • A Book of Modern Ballads by Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    A Book of Modern Ballads

    London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1892. Brown cloth binding with gold and silver blocked design and titles to front. Fully illustrated with charming chromolithographs, some full-page. All edges gilt. 40 pp. 250 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches). Features poems by (among others) Rossetti, Swinburne, Browning, Shelley, Weatherly, and Gilbert.

    Condition: Boards a little bumped and scuffed, pages age toned and with some foxing, but overall in good shape.

    Book ID: 2497
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  • A Brief Outline of the History of Old Hall. by DOYLE, The Very Rev. Canon.
    DOYLE, The Very Rev. Canon.
    A Brief Outline of the History of Old Hall. A Paper Written on the Occasion of the Centenary Celebration at St. Edmund's College, in 1869

    Edition: First Edition

    Standon: Edmundian Association: 1891. Original cloth gilt now a bit dulled, all edges gilt, some foxing at the front, else a very good copy. Owner's name to the ffep (Syon Abbey, South Brent). St Edmund's Hall was established in 1795 for the education of the children of Roman Catholic nobility. pp. vi, 80, Frontispiece and 7 Illustrations

    Book ID: 1077
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  • A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State in Mr. Hobbes's Book, entitled LEVIATHAN by CLARENDON, EDWARD Earl of
    CLARENDON, EDWARD Earl of
    A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State in Mr. Hobbes's Book, entitled LEVIATHAN The second impresson

    Edition: Reprint

    Oxon: Printed at the Theater, 1676. The second edition of this work. Full leather. The boards are contemporary blind stamped calf. The spine has been sympathetically replaced in a period style by Temple bookbinders of Oxford. Engraved frontispiece with quotation from Ovid - Resoluta catenis etc: "The Prize and cause of our labour" (in a smirk of history, this later became the motto of Burnley Football Club). Ownership signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page and rear inside board. Decorative headpiece and initial letter to the beginning of the preface and the introduction. This is Clarendon's attack on Hobbes's great work. It is ironic that probably the largest printing run of Leviathan would later be from the Clarendon…

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    Oxon: Printed at the Theater, 1676. The second edition of this work. Full leather. The boards are contemporary blind stamped calf. The spine has been sympathetically replaced in a period style by Temple bookbinders of Oxford. Engraved frontispiece with quotation from Ovid - Resoluta catenis etc: "The Prize and cause of our labour" (in a smirk of history, this later became the motto of Burnley Football Club). Ownership signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page and rear inside board. Decorative headpiece and initial letter to the beginning of the preface and the introduction. This is Clarendon's attack on Hobbes's great work. It is ironic that probably the largest printing run of Leviathan would later be from the Clarendon Press. *4, A-Z4, Aa-Rr4, S1. (S2 is blank). 322pp.

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    Condition: The spine is new and immaculate - the boards are firm and in good condition, with just a little rubbing to the edges. To the inside board, an early bookplate has been obliterated - presumably by a later owner. Signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page - further signature to the rear end paper. There are a number of notes to the inside board, which have been comprehensively eradicated to as to be impossible to read. Otherwise, the book is in very nice, clean condition, with just a touch of foxing to some pages.

    Book ID: 1640
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  • A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the most eminent dutch, flemish, and french painters. with a copious description of their principal pictures. a reference to the galleries and private collecions. to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars by SMITH, John.
    SMITH, John.
    A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the most eminent dutch, flemish, and french painters. with a copious description of their principal pictures. a reference to the galleries and private collecions. to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars & imitators of the great masters of the above schools.

    London: 1908. Limited edition (1250 copies) of Smith's seminal work by Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complete) in burgundy buckram with paper labels to spine. Ex library copy with the usual stamps and marks. Fading to the spines of each volume and some marking / nicking to the spine edges (particularly vol. 9). still useful reference guide for the history of the origins and developments of European painting and painters. It provides an extensive listing of the more celebrated Dutch, Flemish and French painters of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Attractive black and white plates with tissue protection. A heavy set (12kg packed) additional shipping will be required at cost, outside of Europe.

    Book ID: 3427
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  • Over 350 outstanding sculptures
    A Century of American Sculpture by HYATT MAYOR, A.
    HYATT MAYOR, A.
    A Century of American Sculpture Treasures from Brookgreen Gardens

    New York: Abbeville Press, 1988. First Edition. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering and blind stamped figure on upper board. Beautiful full colour photos of garden sculptures from the late 19th and 20th centuries. 127 pp.
    340 x 290mm (13½ x 11½ inches). Brookgreen Gardens is in South Carolina, on the site of an old rice plantation.

    Condition: Boards has some sun fading, but the photographic dust jacket is in a very good condition. Neat gift inscription to the inside front.

    Book ID: 2189
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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"

    Edition: Reprint

    London: Longman and Co: 1870. Blue paper covers. Decorative border and titles in black. Adverts to rear cover. 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The pale blue covers are sound but have some foxing spots to them. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and are held on to each other with tape (non-archival). Inside, there is some foxing to the inside covers. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.

    Book ID: 1338
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