Art and Architecture

BOWLES, Rev. W. Lisle. The Picture; Verses Written in London. May 1803, Suggested by A Magnificent Landscape of Rubens, in possession of Sir George Beaumont. Printed by W. Bulmer. 1803. First Edition.
20pp. Later paper boards, rubbed and faded. Some creasing, neat repair to half-title, loss to gutter margin of final leaf. John Sparrow's copy, with his book label to FEP.
£ 250.00
OLDYS, William. The British Librarian: Exhibiting a compendious review or abstract Of our most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable books in all sciences, as well in manuscript as in print: With many characters, Historical and Critical, of the authors, their antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted And Useful to all readers. With a Complete Index to the Volume. Printed for T. Osborne. 1738. First Collected Edition.
[2], vii, [5], 402pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Recent antique style half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Occasional spotting to title and text, top-edge darkened. Ink inscription of Wm. Palmer to head of FFEP, which has been salvaged from an earlier binding.
£ 300.00
RICKMAN, Thomas.. An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England from the Conquest to the Reformation: With a Sketch of The Grecian and Roman Orders; Notices of Numerous British Edifices... Longman, Rees, Orme, Green & Longman. 1835. Fourth Edition.
vi, [4], 339pp, [4]. Engraved frontispiece, 14 plates. Half red morocco over marbled boards, spine richly gilt. T.E.G. Slightest of wear to corners, else a fine copy. Slight foxing to edge of text block, original silk marker remains intact but has caused browning to a few leaves. Fore-edge of frontispiece slightly dog-earred, folded over by binder to prevent further wear.
£ 150.00
[HOGARTH, William]. Biographical anecdotes of William Hogarth; and a catalogue of his works chronologically arranged; with occasional remarks. Printed by and for J. Nichols. 1781. First edition.
66, 67*-68*, 67-157pp. Contemporary half-russia, gilt, marbled boards. Rubbed, with cracking to joints (though boards strongly attached), chipping to head of spine. Internally crisp but for occasional spotting. With the armorial bookplate of W. Holland Edwards to FEP.
£ 200.00
[PORTUGUESE ART], ALFAMA. Doze Desenhos De Lisboa. Alfama Por Alvaro Canelas. S.P.N., [c.1936]. First Edition.
12 beautiful monochrome prints of Lisbon, loosely housed within the original publisher's brushed cloth lettered folio boards. Each print is numbered 71/100, and signed by the artist in pencil.
£ 500.00