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ACTON, Harold. Memoirs of an Aesthete 1939-1969. New York. The Viking Press, 1970. First American edition. 8vo. 318pp. Original publisher's black cloth-backed purple paper boards, dustwrapper. A very good copy with only slightest of chipping to unclipped dustwrapper. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'For Mason and Florence / with all best wishes for / Christmas and the New Year / ever affectionately / Harold / 19 December 1973.' More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 14541
ALDRICH, Henry. The elements of civil architecture... Oxford. Printed by W. Baxter, for J. Parker, 1818. Second edition. 8vo. viii, 151pp, [1]. With a half-title, and engraved portrait frontispiece, and a further 55 engraved plates. Later black cloth, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Offsetting to title page, occasional spotting to plates. Armorial bookplate of Cranstoun of Corehouse to FEP. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 25066
[ART]. The historic gallery of portraits and paintings; or, biographical review: containing a brief account of the lives of the most celebrated men, in every age and country; and graphic imitations of the finest specimens of the arts; ancient and modern. With remarks, critical and explanatory. London. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1807. 8vo. In seven volumes. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated with over 300 engraved plates. Without one entry and accompanying plate to Vol. V; 'Raphael - The Cartoons'. Handsomely bound by Lubbock of Newcastle in contemporary diced calf, spines richly gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, slightest of surface loss boards, some light marking. Small marginal paper repair to one leaf of Vol. V, occasional light foxing and offsetting. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 13596
BERENSON, Bernard. Bibliografia di Bernard Berenson. Milano. Electa Editrice, 1955. First edition, number 732 of 1000 copies. Quarto. 74pp, [4]. Illustrated with numerous tipped-in facsimilies. Original publisher's salmon pink limp paper boards. A near fine copy. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'With love to the / Hammonds / B. B. / I Tatti / Nov. 13 / 56'. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 14540
BERENSON, Bernard. L'arco di costantino o della decadenza della forma. Milano. Electa Editrice, [1952]. First edition. 8vo. 74pp, [16]. With 80 monochrome photographic plates. Original publisher's grey paper boards, lettered in black, dustwrapper. Upper board nearly detached, slight dust-soiling and chipping to dustwrapper. Upper hinge exposed, lightly browned. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'To Mason Hammond / with the affectionate / friendship / of / Bernard Berenson / (?) / Dec. 29 / 1952'. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 14538
BERENSON, Bernard. Aesthetics and history in the visual arts. New York. Pantheon, 1948. First edition. 8vo. 260pp. With 24 monochrome photographic illustrations, publisher's advertisement leaflet loosely inserted. Original publisher's grey cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor wear to extremities, slight marking and some chipping and tearing to dustwrapper. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Mason Hammond / from Bernard Berenson / October, 1948'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14539
BEVERIDGE, Erskine. Wanderings with a Camera 1882-1898. Edinburgh. Privately printed, William Brown, 1922. First edition. Quarto. Number one of 50 copies printed. In two volumes. 313 leaves of photographic collotype plates. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, bruised at head of spines. Endpapers browned. A crisp copy. The compiler John H. Beveridge's own copy, with his armorial bookplate to FEP and inked ownership inscription to limitation page. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23283
BIANCO, Pamela. MARE, Walter de la. Flora: a book of drawings. London. William Heinemann, [1919]. First edition. Quarto. [8], 43pp. Illustrated with eight colour plates and numerous line illustrations. Original publisher's pictorial paper boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Rubbed, bumped, and a trifle discoloured, dustwrapper worn, with substantial chipping and loss. Lightly spotted internally. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 23355
BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. The nymphs of fiesole...with the woodcuts made by Bartolommeo di Giovanni for a lost quattrocento edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and have now been reassembled and recut. Verona. Editiones Officinae Bodoni, 1952. Quarto. Limited edition of 225 copies on hand-made Fabriano paper, of which this is copy number 160. xi, [1], 127pp, [3]. With 23 woodcuts and a facsimile of the title page of the 1597 English edition. Original publisher's vellum-backed patterned paper boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., others uncut. Lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Internally immaculate. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 24646
BOGARDE, Dirk. Snakes & ladders. London. Chatto & Windus, 1978. First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 339pp, [1]. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and a further 23 photographic illustrations. Original publisher's green cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. A trifle marked and rubbed. Pictorial endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to title page: 'For Bryan / very best wishes - & memory of ENSA / Dirk'. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24917
[BRISTOL]. Bristol: an abstract of the city charter. Containing the institution of mayors, recorders, sheriffs, town clerks, and all other officers whatsoever: as also a common council. To which is added, by way of Appendix, a brief historical account of the antient Lords, Constables, & Wardens of Bristol Castle. Bristol. Printed for the Editor, and sold by T. Smart.., 1792. First edition. 8vo. [3]-64pp. Without half-title. Uncut, in twentieth-century cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Some marking to upper board. Title a trifle marked, else a fine, unpressed copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22065
[BRITISH MAGAZINE]. The british magazine. A monthly journal of literature, science, and art. London. Frederick Westley and A. H. Davis, 1830. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes, all published. [2], 480, [2]; [2], 476pp, [2]. Bound by S. Franceys of Liverpool in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, slight shipping to lettering-pieces. Armorial bookplates of Peter Bancroft to FEPs, later armorial bookplates and ink ownership inscriptions to FFEPs, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 12385
CELLINI, Benvenuto. The life of Benvenuto Cellini. London. John C. Nimmo, 1888. Second edition. 8vo. In two volumes. lxv, [3], 284; [2], 340pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Bound by Fazakerley of Liverpool in contemporary gilt-tooled red straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of Geoffrey Ecroyd to both FEPs (each with the later inked ownership inscription of Kathleen Speight at head), bookseller's tickets of Adam Holden to same. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20712
COLVIN-SMITH, R. C. M.. The life and works of Colvin Smith, R.S.A. 1796-1875. Aberdeen. The University Press, 1939. First edition. 8vo. One of one hundred copies printed. viii, 134pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and a further nine photographic plates. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper worn and damp-stained. 'Review copy' inscribed to FFEP. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23376
CRUIKSHANK, George. A re-issue of scraps and sketches, from the original plates...part one. London. Published for the artist by Arthur Arnold, [1875]. Oblong quarto. [4]pp. With 38 hand-coloured etched vignettes, on 6 plates. Original publisher's cloth-backed printed wrappers. Rubbed and marked, gutta percha perished and text block detached from boards. Some spotting to endpapers, short marginal tear to FFEP and title. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title: 'To Mrs E.J. Morton, with the compliments, & best wishes of Geo. Cruikshank. April 30th 1875', and later inscribed in a ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 16526