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1 ALSOP, William et al. Northampton : The Cultural Mile.
Alsop; with Northampton Borough & County Councils [1990s]. Booklet c. 15 x 21 cms with stiff pink wrappers with designs in white and green. 84pp fully illustrated throughout in colour, excellent copy. 
Fully illustrated booklet on the regeneration of Northampton, led by the outstanding Northampton-born modern architect Will Alsop. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
2 BEWICK, Thomas. A Memoir : written by himself 1822 - 1828. With an introduction by Selwyn Image.
London, John Lane, The Bodley Head 1924. First Selwyn Image Edition, roy.8vo [binding c. 24 x 16 cms], olive green-brown cloth lettered and with Bewick vignette in black, top edge of text block tinted red, others uncut. C.pp306, small attractive bookplate on half-title, larger bookplate removed from front pastedown, gutters of endpapers resealed with tape, binding bit worn and dulled, overall a stout copy. With portrait plate of Bewick + 60 other Bewick illustrations in text. 
The first modern edition of Bewick's Memoir : 'There has been no reprint of the book since its first publication in 1862, and it has long been difficult to obtain a copy' [Selwyn Image : Introduction]. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
3 CAMBRIDGE : William White. A Jubilee Memorial of the Consecration of Christ Church, Cambridge : which took place 27 June 1839. To which is prefixed A Short History Of Barnwell Priory from its foundation to the present time. By William White, sub-Librarian of Trinity College.
Cambridge, Heffer 1889. First Edition, blue cloth gilt. Sm.8vo, c.pp56, neat early signature on endpaper. Cloth a little scuffed and lightly marked, free endpapers darkened, but a good copy of a vulnerable little book. With 1 plate + 2 text illustrations. 
Rare : only the British Library and the Cambridge University Library copies located in the UK. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
4 DORAZIO, Virginia Dortch. Giacomo Balla : an album of his life and work. Introduction by Giuseppe Ungaretti.
Venice, Alfieri nd [c.1969]. White boards lettered in black, striking green and white illustrated dustwrappers. 4to [binding c.23 x 23 cms], c.pp142, an excellent copy. 
Chronologically arranged album of Balla's life 1871 - 1958 as a leading Futurist painter and designer. Essentially a picture essay, with texts mainly in the form of greatly extended captions. Also includes original writings by Balla, a text by Marinetti, and the Futurist manifestos The Anti-Neutral Suit, The Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe, and The Futurist Cinema. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
5 ETCHELLS & MACDONALD : Richard Wyndham : Sacheverell Sitwell. A Book Of Towers and other buildings of Southern Europe. Copper engravings by Richard Wyndham : introduction and descriptions by Sacheverell Sitwell.
Etchells & Macdonald 1928. Half vellum/parchment lettered in gilt, salmon-pink boards with illustration in black, card slip-case with large pictorial paper label. Folio, c.pp118 uncut, neat endpaper booklabel, spine just lightly dusty, slip-case slightly worn, else an excellent copy of a delicate book. With 25 copper-engraved illustrations. 
Limited Edition of 337 numbered copies [& 13 Specials] printed on Zanders handmade paper. This copy with OUP publisher's slip tipped to inner foot of printed title-page. Exquisite views of buildings, townscapes and interiors from France, Italy & Spain in haunting, silvery engravings by Richard Wyndham. Brief introduction and commentary by Sacheverell Sitwell. A fine austere book, similar in style and feel to the same publisher's outstanding Sailing Ships & Barges Of The Western Mediterranean. 
Price: 240.00 GBP
6 HOLBEIN. [The Dance Of Death : Lyons 1538] Les Simulachres & Historiees Faces De La Mort.
[Manchester, Holbein Society 1869]. Facsimile Edition [see note], rebound in modern brown cloth. Sq.8vo, c.pp52 uncut, endpapers darkened, else excellent. French text : with vignette title + decorative colophon + opening initials + 41 woodcut illustrations. 
One of the most famous illustrated books of the French Renaissance. This first complete Facsimile Edition was issued by the Holbein Society with an English translation and introduction by Henry Green : these are not included in this copy. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
7 Lonsdale, John Smith, photographer. [Volume of Victorian Family Photographs c.1860s].
London, Lonsdale [c.1860s]. Handsome morocco volume c. 15 x 12 cms containing family photographs. Comprises 23 photo portraits inserted front and back into 12 thick card leaves each printed with gilt arched frames, and bound in dark green morocco handsomely decorated in gilt and blind, the card leaves with all edges gilt, the binding with double brass clasps. In excellent condition. 
A series of single-figure studio portraits by John Smith Lonsdale, who advertises himself here as : Artist & Photographer, 100 Fleet Street, London E.C. *** Lonsdale was born in Scotland in 1829, and seems to have worked only briefly as a photographer : from 1863 - 1864 in his Fleet Street studio, and from 1864 - 1869 at 54 Chancery Lane. He also had a brief career as a portrait painter 1866 - 1867. Lonsdale died at St Pancras in London in 1897. *** Photographs by Lonsdale appear to be scarce : the Victoria & Albert Museum locates only one, an 1860s portrait of Alice Marriott, the celebrated actress-manager of Sadlers Wells best-known for her role as Hamlet. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
8 NERI Ltd of Longiano. Street Lights & Urban Furnishing [a portfolio containing 12 publications detailing the cast-iron street furniture available from the firm Neri of Longiano].
Neri [c. 1991]. Stiff glossy white portfolio containing 12 publications each c. 30 x 21 cms. Some slight bumping to portfolio, else all in excellent condition. 
Comprising a dozen handsome publications from the leading Italian firm Neri. 1. Casting An Eye On Italy : a journey through Italian Piazzas & Gardens of the 19th & 20th Centuries with an exhibition of masterpieces from the Italian Museum of Cast Iron, Longiano, Rimini : 63pp fully illustrated 2. Ascoli Piceno : Stone & Light : 16pp fully illustrated + 8pp insert 3. Vicenza : History of Light : 16pp fully illustrated + 4pp insert 4. Cast-Iron Objects for Urban Decor : Techniques of Restoration : 16pp fully illustrated 5. Cast-Iron Bollards : 8pp fully illustrated 6. Cast-Iron Post & Street Clocks : 4pp fully illustrated 7. Cast-Iron Drinking Fountains : 4pp fully illustrated 8. Cast-Iron Kiosks : 8pp fully illustrated 9. Cast-Iron Bus Shelters : 4pp fully illustrated 10. Cast-Iron Benches : 8pp fully illustrated 11. Cast-Iron Gazebos : 16pp fully illustrated 12. Cast-Iron Lighting : 58pp fully illustrated. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
9 RUSKIN, John. The Stones Of Venice : Introductory Chapters and Local Indices (printed separately) for the use of travellers while staying in Venice and Verona. Vol 1 the 3rd Edition (revised) 1884. Vol 2 the 2nd Edition 1885.
Orpington, Kent, George Allen 1884 & 1885. 2 Volumes, publisher's original dark green roan gilt. 8vos [bindings c.18 x 12 cms], c.pp310 + 368, with all edges of the text block gilt. Name stamp of William Peers of Bury on blank corner of title-page and on endpaper, and small attractive modern woodcut booklabel on front paste-down. Vol 1 backstrip bit rubbed and joints splitting, Vol 2 in very good condition, both vols very clean and fresh internally. 
Pocket Edition - edited down by Ruskin himself - of the original very extensive text of The Stones Of Venice. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
10 SITWELL, Sacheverell. Southern Baroque Revisited.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1967. * Presentation Copy.* Roy.8vo, c.pp320, neat little endpaper booklabel, gilt cloth, excellent bright copy. Includes 96pp b&w plates showing c.142 subjects + 15 colour plates. 
Inscribed by Sacheverell Sitwell to Patrick Hadley thus : 'For Paddy with love and all good wishes from Sachie. 21 October 1967'. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
11 THEATRE De COMPLICITE : Simon McBurney. [Theatre Ephemera relating to the production of] Mnemonic.
Theatre de Complicite 1999. Self-sealing plastic bag c. 14 x 12 cms containing a black cotton & silk eye-mask or blindfold together with a large dried leaf. In fine condition. 
With printed label reading : 'Theatre de Complicite / mnemonic / Please do not open until instructed. At the end of the performance place your mask and leaf back in this envelope and leave it on your chair. Thank you'. *** Mnemonic, one of Theatre de Complicite's stunning award-winning productions, intertwined the true story of the discovery in the Tyrolean Alps of the preserved remains of a neolithic man with themes of memory, exile and loss. At one point the audience is required to put on the blindfolds supplied [as here] and travel back through their lives, the lives of their parents and their grandparents and the chain of all their ancestors far behind them, through all the great distances of time. 
Price: 25.00 GBP

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