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BINYON, Laurence. The Art of Botticelli: an essay in pictorial criticism. London. Macmillan and Co., 1913. First edition. Folio. Limited edition of 275 copies, this being one of 250 made available for sale. xi, [1], 166, [3]. With an original etching by Muirhead Bone, and a further 23 plates. Uncut in original publisher's vellum-backed navy cloth boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Lightly rubbed and marked. Scattered foxing. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 27066
VIGÉE-LE BRUN, Madame. Souvenirs of Madame Vigée Le Brun. London. Richard Bentley and Son, 1879. First edition in English. 8vo. In two volumes. viii, 320; vii, [1], 308pp. Bound by Riviere & Son in contemporary brown half-morocco, tan cloth boards, ruled and lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, later inked ownership inscription of Conservative politician Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel (1856-1929) to versos of both FFEPs, scattered foxing. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 26273
LAMBERT, Miss. The hand-book of needlework, Decorative and Ornamental... London. John Murray, 1846. Fifth edition. 8vo. [5], viii-xv, [1], 494pp. Without half-title. Numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary gilt-tooled navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed. Contemporary inked gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf: 'This humble gift, which can impart / the mysteries of a pleasing art, / and with amusement knowledge teach, / bespeaks my love for M.C.H. / H.H. Jr. / 4th Jany. 1847'. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 26266
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
[WOOD ENGRAVING]. [Running-title:] Modern wood engraving. [London]. [Henry Hooper, [1838]. 8vo. [1], 266-278pp, [2]. With 30 plates of wood-engravings. Bound by Clyde of London in near contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Joints rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate of Lawrence Richardson Baily to FEP. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 25791
[ITALIAN ART]. COCHIN, Charles-Nicolas. Voyage d'Italie, ou recueil de notes Sur les Ouvrages de Peinture & de Sculpture, qu'on voit dans les principales villes d'Itlaie. A Paris. Chez Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1758. 12mo. In three volumes. xvi, 230; [4], 197, [1]; [4], 288pp. Attractively bound in contemporary cats-paw calf, gilt, all edges red. Rubbed with slight surface loss. Marbled endpapers, index to rear blank endpapers of Vol. I., ink- stamps of the Ben Damph Forest Library - family seat of the Earls of Lovelace - to all FFEPs. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 13524
WILSON, G[eorge] W[ashington]. [Cover title:] Skye photographs. [s.l.]. [s.n.], [s.d., c.1880] First edition. Oblong 8vo. 10 albumen prints mounted on cloth as concertina. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt. Rubbed, marked, and bumped, upper joint starting, paper label with printed numeral pasted to upper board. Printed topographical information pasted to REP (as issued), with bookseller's ticket of Alexander Mitchell of Portree. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25122
OOSTENS-WITTAMER, Yolande. Das hotel Solvay erleben. [Brussels]. [Editions Lebeer Hossman], [1995]. Second edition. Folio. 32pp. Sixteen folded sheets loosely inserted into original publisher's pictorial wrappers. Extremities a trifle marked. Overall a clean and crisp copy. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 25293
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
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
LUBBOCK, J. G.. Art and the spiritual life. Leicester. Twelve-by-Eight Press, 1967. First edition. Folio. Limited edition of 150 copies flat-signed by the author, of which this copy is number 32. 22pp. With 14 etched and aquatint plates by the author, six double-page, and three etched illustrations in text. Uncut in original publisher's gilt-decorated cream paper boards. Without slipcase or clear acetate dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed. Internally immaculate. A fine copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24647
[PENMANSHIP]. The penman's instructor: Or, A Compleat Copy Book Of all the Hands now in Use, To which is added, Correct Copies of the Greek and Hebrew Alphabets. [London]. Printed and Sold at Dicey's Printing-Office, [s.d., c. 1760s] [10]pp. With an engraved title page and a further 11 engraved plates (numbered 1, 9-18, suggesting the absence of seven plates, corroborated by remnants at gutter). Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's powder blue wrappers. Extremities creased and marked, chipping to wrapper edges. Margins shaved, with loss to imprint and occasionally to catch-words and plate numbers, scattered ink-spotting. More > £ 850.00 Antiquates Ref. 23321
[LITTLE, Norman]. [An album of sketches by artist Norman Little]. [s.l.]. [s.n.], [c. 1900-05] Folio. 34 sketches mounted on 19 leaves, one or two to a page (rectos only), pencil or pen & ink with traces of pencil, one with grisaille watercolour wash. Contemporary black half-morocco, green cloth boards, tooled in gilt, stencilled title in black on upper board. worn, with spine deficient. First and final album leaf laid down to form pastedowns, front pastedown with mounted signature of the ... More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 24147
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