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[LACEMAKING]. [A Portuguese manuscript treatise on pillow-lace]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d.] Quarto. Manuscript on paper. [50]ff. Illustrated with several hand-drawn diagrams. Contemporary marbled paper wrapper. Extremities chipped, rubbed and marked. Very occasional short marginal tears, else internally clean and crisp.

Incipit: 'Utesilios cabello, e modo de o preparas & Para farer obras de cabello saio precisos diverso utensilios de que vou farer descripcao.'

Explicit: 'Sendo o tecido dos arcos se lhe metlem os moldes que divem seer ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 14073
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
KENNINGTON, Eric. Drawing the R.A.F.: A book of portraits. London. Oxford University Press, 1942. First edition. 8vo. 143pp, [1]. With 52 monochrome and colour portrait plates (those in colour tipped-in). Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Occasional spotting. Presented by Sir Ronald Storrs, who provides the introduction; inscribed on recto of FFEP: 'Daisy from Ronald 16 VII 43'. Correction to text of p.30 in Storr's hand. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 20146
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
[DANCE]. [BOULLAY, Gustave]. Les danses des salons par un observateur. Paris. E. Dentu, 1855. First edition. 8vo. 68pp. With a half-title. Attractively bound in later tan half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, spine richly gilt, T.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very light damp-staining to margins. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'Amour ami Ambroise Girandeau (?) / l'auteur / G. Boullay.' More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 18979
H.M.M.. Two nights on the hills, October, 1863. [s.i.]. [s.n.], 1863. Oblong folio. [20]ff, consisting of a title and 16 leaves (featuring 18 captioned albumen illustrations), with three further terminal blanks. Contemporary half roan, cloth boards, with red morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Worn, with loss to spine, corners. Bookplate of the Oliver Collection to FEP. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18360
GUICCIARDINI, Lodovico. [PINKERTON, John?]. Guicciardini's account of the ancient flemish school of painting. Translated from his description of the netherlands, published in italian at antwerp, 1567. With a preface, by the translator. London. Printed for I. Herbert, 1795. Second English edition. Quarto. xv, [1], 36pp. With half-title. Uncut in original paper-backed marbled paper wrappers, with evidence of being disbound from a larger volume, with some loss and stitching to spine. Some browning and spotting internally. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 14794
RICKETTS, Charles. Pages on art. London. Constable and Company Ltd., 1913. First edition. 8vo. viii, 265pp, [1]. With a half-title and a photogravure portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, tooled in gilt and white, printed paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to extremities, some chipping to dustwrapper edges. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 18648
WHISTLER, James McNeill. The gentle art of making enemies: as pleasingly exemplified in many instances, wherein the serious ones of this earth, carefully exasperated, have been prettily spurred on to unseemliness and indiscretion, while overcome by an undue sense of right. London. William Heinemann, 1890. First edition. Quarto. [16], 292pp. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, housed in recent custom buckram backed marbled paper clamshell case. Rubbed and marked, some surface loss, a trifle bumped. Foxed. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18643
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. Mr. whistler's "ten o'clock". London. [Chatto and Windus], 1888. First edition. 29pp, [3].

[Bound with:] WHISTLER, J. A. MacNeill. Whistler v. Ruskin: art & art critics. London. Chatto & Windus, [1878]. Sixth edition. 17pp, [1].

[And:] WHISTLER, James A. McNeill. Wilde v Whistler: an acrimonious correspondence on art between Oscar Wilde and James A McNeill Whistler. London. Privately printed, 1906. First edition. 20pp.

Small quarto. Recent brown cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, original publisher's ... More >
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 18647
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. The gentle art of making enemies: edited by Sheridan Ford. New York [i.e. Antwerp]. Frederick Stokes & Brother, 1890. First [pirated] edition. 8vo. [6], xi-xviii, [2], 21-256pp, [4]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Unopened in original publisher's heavy grey paper wrappers, lettered in red, recently expertly recased, housed in recent grey paper slipcase, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Slight chipping to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18646
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