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JACKSON, John. A treatise on wood engraving: Historical and Practical. London. Henry G. Bohn, 1861. Second edition. Large 8vo. xvi, 664pp. With an engraved frontispiece and nearly 450 fine wood engravings in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, corners bumped. Naively deleted inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, very occasional spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 22261
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
[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