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Northampton : The Cultural Mile.

By: ALSOP, William et al.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Alsop; with Northampton Borough & County Councils [1990s].:

Seller ID: 9436

Condition: Booklet c. 15 x 21 cms with stiff pink wrappers with designs in white and green. 84pp fully illustrated throughout in colour, excellent copy.


The Architecture Of Ancient Rome : an account of its historic development. New Edition revised and rewritten by Thomas Ashby.

By: ANDERSON, W. J. : and R. H. Spiers : Thomas Ashby.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Batsford 1927:

Seller ID: 5958

Condition: Roy.8vo, gilt cloth, excellent bright copy. C.202pp with 34 illustrations & plans : and 94 plates.


Venetia Felix : Gabriel Bella (Venetian painter 1730 - 1798), Chronicler of the Republic. Text by Alvise Zorzi : Introduction by Vittorio Sgarbi.

By: BELLA, Gabriel : Alvise Zorzi : Vittorio Sgarbi.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Milan, Franco Maria Ricci 1989:

Seller ID: 8999

Condition: Black cloth gilt with striking mounted colour label, with original very handsome matching folding box. Large 4to, c.pp224 text in Italian & English, endpaper with handsome armorial bookplate. Includes 67 superb tipped-in colour plates. A fine copy of this sumptuous book.


A Memoir : written by himself 1822 - 1828. With an introduction by Selwyn Image.

By: BEWICK, Thomas.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head 1924.:

Seller ID: 9451

Condition: 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.


Blake Books : Annotated Catalogues of William Blake's Writings in Illuminated Printing, in Conventional Typography and in Manuscript and reprints thereof : reproductions of Blake's designs : books with Blake's engravings : catalogues : books Blake owned : and scholarly & critical works about Blake. By G. E. Bentley.

By: BLAKE, William : G. E. Bentley.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press 1977:

Seller ID: 8891

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth & dws. Thick roy.8vo, c.pp1092, an excellent copy.


Jerusalem. A Facsimile of the Illuminated Book. With Introduction by Joseph Wicksteed and Bibliographical Statement by Geoffrey Keynes.

By: BLAKE, William : Joseph Wicksteed : Geoffrey Keynes.

Price: £2,750.00

Publisher: Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust [1951]:

Seller ID: 9008

Condition: ** Raymond Lister Copy ** Folio, 5 fascicles in grey wrappers, contained in original blue and gold spangled folding box as issued. Folding box with short split in linen at head and foot of opening hinge, box with a couple of other piffling scuffs, else a very fine copy of a large and vulnerable item. Includes 100 superb hand-coloured plates.


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.

By: CAMBRIDGE : William White.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Heffer 1889.:

Seller ID: 9276

Condition: 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.


Giacomo Balla : an album of his life and work. Introduction by Giuseppe Ungaretti.

By: DORAZIO, Virginia Dortch.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Venice, Alfieri nd [c.1969].:

Seller ID: 9464

Condition: White boards lettered in black, striking green and white illustrated dustwrappers. 4to [binding c.23 x 23 cms], c.pp142, an excellent copy.


A Book Of Towers and other buildings of Southern Europe. Copper engravings by Richard Wyndham : introduction and descriptions by Sacheverell Sitwell.

By: ETCHELLS & MACDONALD : Richard Wyndham : Sacheverell Sitwell.

Price: £240.00

Publisher: Etchells & Macdonald 1928.:

Seller ID: 7805

Condition: 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.


Robert & Andrew Foulis and the Glasgow Press : with some account of the Glasgow Academy of the Fine Arts. By D. Murray.

By: FOULIS : D. Murray.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Maclehose 1913:

Seller ID: 1373

Condition: Linen-backed boards. 4to, c.pp155 uncut, as so often boards and label somewhat age-darkened, but else a very good copy of a vulnerable book. Contents extremely clean and bright : with the spare label tipped-in at rear. With 13 plates & facsimiles.


Biographical Sketches Of Eminent Artists : comprising Painters, Sculptors, Engravers & Architects from the earliest ages to the present time. Interspersed with original anecdotes. With an Introduction containing a brief account of various schools of art. By John Gould.

By: GOULD, John : William Blake.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Effingham Wilson 1834:

Seller ID: 9057

Condition: First Edition, contemporary gilt calf, morocco label. Thick dumpy 8vo, c.pp772, binding a bit rubbed and scuffed, some cracking of joints [this is a book too thick for its height], slight creasing to extreme bottom corner of c.60pp, still a decent mellow copy, and internally very clean and bright. With folding engraved frontispiece of the facade of The National Gallery.


The Union Jack : Its History & Development. Second Edition, with additions.

By: GREEN, Emanuel.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Harrison; and Bath, Gregory 1903:

Seller ID: 7786

Condition: Blue cloth lettered in gilt. C.pp34 t.e.g., others uncut, handsome armorial bookplate of Astley Gerry, excellent copy. With 3 coloured plates showing 12 flags.


[Volume of Victorian Family Photographs c.1860s].

By: Lonsdale, John Smith, photographer.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Lonsdale [c.1860s].:

Seller ID: 9536

Condition: 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.


The Genius Of Venice 1500 - 1600. Edited by Jane Martineau and Charles Hope.

By: MARTINEAU, Jane : Charles Hope.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson in association with Royal Academy of Arts 1983:

Seller ID: 9018

Condition: Gilt cloth. 4to, c.pp416, handsome armorial bookplate on endpaper, a fine copy. Includes c.275 b&w illustrations and 96 colour plates.


Street Lights & Urban Furnishing [a portfolio containing 12 publications detailing the cast-iron street furniture available from the firm Neri of Longiano].

By: NERI Ltd of Longiano.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Neri [c. 1991].:

Seller ID: 9438

Condition: Stiff glossy white portfolio containing 12 publications each c. 30 x 21 cms. Some slight bumping to portfolio, else all in excellent condition.


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.

By: RUSKIN, John.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Orpington, Kent, George Allen 1884 & 1885.:

Seller ID: 9505

Condition: 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.


Southern Baroque Revisited.

By: SITWELL, Sacheverell.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1967.:

Seller ID: 8219

Condition: * 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.


The Artist & The Book In France : the 20th century Livre d'Artiste.

By: STRACHAN, W. J.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Peter Owen 1969:

Seller ID: 8889

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth & striking illustrated dws, contained in slip-case. Folio, c.pp368, a fine slip-cased copy. Includes 181 black-&-white illustrations. And with 8 colour plates.


[Theatre Ephemera relating to the production of] Mnemonic.

By: THEATRE De COMPLICITE : Simon McBurney.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Theatre de Complicite 1999.:

Seller ID: 9426

Condition: 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.


Early Lithographed Books [c.1800-1850] : a study of the design and production of improper books in the age of the hand press. With a Catalogue.

By: TWYMAN, Michael.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Private Libraries Association & Farrand Press 1990:

Seller ID: 8860

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth, issued thus without dws. 4to, c.pp374, lower board faintly sunned, else excellent.