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WATSON, Rev. John.. [Proofs of the Engraved Plates and Vignettes from Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey and their Descendants to the Present Time...]. [s.p.]. [s.n.], [C.1780]. Folio. 42 plates on leaves numbered to 43, lacking 28 and with 31 detached but present, followed by 33 vignette engravings and initial letter alphabets tipped on to leaves 44-53. Contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss to extremities and surfaces. Ink inscription of Bateman Robson, 1782, to verso of FFEP, other ink inscriptions on the same page and fly-leaves scratched ... More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 10009
[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
[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
HAY, D[avid], R[amsay]. The principles of beauty in colouring systematized. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1849. Second edition. Quarto. [8], 72, 8pp. With fourteen plates depicting chromatic wheels and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's black cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed, chipping to head of spine. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 20408
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
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
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
[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
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
[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
HEYWOOD, B. A.. Report of the state of the liverpool institution, made to the meeting of the proprietors on the 14th march, 1820. Liverpool. Printed by G. F. Harris's Widow and Brothers, 1820. First edition. 8vo. v, [2], 8-24pp. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Substantial loss to spine, chipping to wrap edges, spotting. Title-page lightly foxed, else internally clean and crisp. Inscribed ‘Fasque’ to head of upper wrapper, from the recently dispersed Scottish Gladstone estates. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13682
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
GOODMAN, Walter. The Keeleys on the stage and at home. London. Richard Bentley and Son, 1895. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 357pp, [1]. With two portrait engravings from photographs, one as frontispiece and one plate, depicting Mary Anne Keeley and Fanny Stirling respectively, and a further 16 plates of black and white illustrations. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt device and lettering, decorated endpapers. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to foot of spine with spots of soiling in places. Bookplate of R.G.E. Sandback to FEP. Occasional ... More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 11772
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
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
LANDSEER, Thomas. Life and letters of William Bewick (artist). London. Hurst and Blackett, 1871. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xii, 300; vii, [1], 262, [2], 16pp. With a half-title to each volume, and engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a 16pp. publisher's catalogue to Vol. II. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Quire F of Vol. I detached from text block, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed in pencil to ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 11674