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WAGNER, Richard. The rhinegold & the valkyrie. London. William Heinemann, [1920]. New edition. Quarto. ix, [1], 159pp, [1]. With 34 colour plates by Arthur Rackham. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, wrapper chipped and marked, spine panel sunned. Endpapers browned, occasional light spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 22271
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
[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
[MONOGRAMS]. A New Book of Cyphers, Wherein the Various Combination of the Alphabet are Ornamentally dispos'd in the present Taste. Extreemly useful to every Person wanting of using such Decorations. London. Printed for Carrington Bowles...and Robert Sayer, [s.d., 1773?] First edition. 8vo. [1], 58 leaves. Engraved throughout, on rectos only. Later half-calf, marbled boards, recently rebacked, lettered in gilt. Boards rubbed. Marbled endpapers, ink-stamp of the Assay Office Library Birmingham to verso of FFEP, occasional damp-staining to margins, small worm-trail to lower corners of first half of text-block (naive paper repairs to title and first leaf, early inked ownership inscription of Joseph Johnson to verso of final ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21758
[SCOTT, Walter]. The waverley album: containing fifty-one line engravings to illustrate The Novels and Tales of sir walter scott... London. Published for Charles Heath, [1854]. 12mo. [2], ii, iii, [1], 50 leaves. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, and a further 50 engraved plates. Each plate is accompanied by single leaf bearing upon the recto side a quotation from the novel illustrated. Original publisher's dark brown cloth, lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title, occasional spotting to plates. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 22085
BEATON, Cecil. Time exposure. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. Second edition. Quarto. viii, 134pp, [2]. With numerous black and white photographic illustrations in the text. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear, a trifle cocked, dustwrapper lightly rubbed, slight chipping to foot of spine panel. Later bookplate of Arthur Lloyd-Taylor to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to FFEP, else internally immaculate. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 17279
[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
[ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS]. [17 nineteenth-century catalogues for the annual exhibition of the Royal Academy]. London. William Clowes and Sons, 1837-1879 Quarto. 17 separately issued catalogues for 1837, 1845, 1852, 1853, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1863, 1866, 1868, 1870, 1872, 1873, and 1879 respectively. Stitched, as issued - later publications bound in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled/spotted/creased, some marginal chipping, very occasional inked annotations/pencilled highlighting, loss to terminal blank leaf of 1853 catalogue, paper repairs to verso of final leaf of catalogue for ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 18349
H[ORNE], J[ohn]. The diversions of an autograph-hunter. London. Elliot Stock, 1894. First edition. 8vo. [6], 106pp. With a frontispiece facsimile of a note signed by Mark Twain, and one further plate of facsimile autographs. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Endpapers browned, inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21812
[ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS]. A list of contributing members to the society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures, and commerce. Extended to December 31st, 1818. [London]. [Printed by order of the Society], [1819]. (xl) pp.

[Bound with:] A list of contributing members to the society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures, and commerce. Extended to December 31st, 1819. [London]. [Printed by order of the Society], [1820]. (xli) pp, [1].

8vo. Recent tan cloth-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting black calf lettering-piece. Very minor shelf-wear. Leaves lightly browned, very occasional coloured pencil highlighting. More >
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21625
[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
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