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.
Price
£ 250.00
FLINDERS PETRIE, W.M.. Hyksos and Israelite Cities. Office of School of Archaeology/Bernard Quaritch. 1906. First edition.
vii, 57pp, 40 plates. Half cloth over original paper board. Gilt titling to spine. Some rubbing to extremities and splitting to upper joint, markings to boards. Slight tape residue at foot of spine. Inkstamp of Hawkshead Priory Library to FEP, but no other library markings.
Price
£ 45.00
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.
Price
£ 300.00
RICHARDSON, Jonathan. Two Discourses. I. An Essay on the whole Art of Criticism as it Relates to Painting. Shewing How to Judge I. Of the Godness of a Picture; II. Of the Hand of the Master; and III. Whether 'tis an Original, or a Copy... Printed for W. Churchill. 1719. First Edition.
[16], 153, 174-220pp, 234pp, [2]. With the terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary polished calf, spine richly gilt, matching morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed, with chipping to lettering-piece, upper joint cracking. Internally a fine crisp copy. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Ex Dono Authoris 26. November 1718, J. Warner', with the slightly later ownership inscription of Robert Warner, 1727, both to blank-fly.
Price
£ 1,000.00
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.
Price
£ 150.00
[CATALOGUES]. GUILDHALL LIBRARY. Corporation of London art gallery. Descriptive catalogue of the loan collection of pictures. Prepared by A.G. Temple, F.S.A., Director of the Art Gallery of the Corporation of London. John James Baddeley, Esq, Chairman. [Printed by Blades, East and Blades]. 1894. First Edition.
126pp. Finely bound in contemporary red crushed morocco, gilt, with gilt armorial and titling to upper board. Marbled endpapers. T.E.G., others uncut. Slightly rubbed to extremities, joints, surfaces, small chip at head of spine.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 500.00