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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.


Fifty Best Drawings. Biographical introduction by Kenelm Foss.

By: BEARDSLEY, Aubrey : Kenelm Foss.

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Unicorn Press 1955.

Seller ID: 4207

Condition: Elegant cloth, illustrated cream dws slightly scuffed, one slight string mark. Tall 8vo, c.pp64 text, excellent bright copy. With a neat inscription. ** Portrait & 50 full-page drawings. ** Limited Edition : handsomely produced on hard paper. *** One of the less common books about Beardsley.


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.


Blake Studies : Notes On His Life & Works. By Geoffrey Keynes.

By: BLAKE, William : Geoffrey Keynes.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Hart-Davis 1949.

Seller ID: 6171

Condition: First Edition, gilt green cloth. 4to, c.pp220 t.e.tinted, lower front corner just nudged, very good partially unopened copy. * Important book : handsomely produced. ** With 8 facsimile reproductions in blue of Innocence & Experience : 5 text illustrations : and 48 superb collotype plates. Bentley 2010.


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.


Burne-Jones By Malcolm Bell.

By: BURNE-JONES, Edward : Malcolm Bell.

Price: £52.00

Publisher: Newnes [1907].

Seller ID: 4932

Condition: Quarter gilt buckram slightly dusty & dulled. Sm.4to, c.pp16 text and 4 mounted plates & 53 others on plate paper. ** Pre-Raphaelite illustrations : Arthurian, Chaucerian &c.


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: £75.00

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.


L'Art D'Enluminer [A Treatise extracted from a Neapolitan Manuscript of c.1350-1400]. Par A. Lecoy De La Marche [Archivist to the French National Archives, member of the French Society of Antiquaries].

By: DE LA MARCHE, A. Lecoy.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Paris, Leroux 1890.

Seller ID: 8332

Condition: Original printed wrappers, bound into handsome Italian patterned paper boards. Sm.8vo, c.pp132 uncut, a fine copy of a fragile little piece.


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

By: DORAZIO, Virginia Dortch.

Price: £75.00

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.


The Origin Of The Three Graces : by Mlle. Dionis Dusejour. Illustrated with the original copperplate engravings after the designs of Charles Nicholas Cochin.

By: DUSEJOUR, Dionis : Charles Nicholas Cochin.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Vizetelly nd [1890s??].

Seller ID: 8309

Condition: Later quarter buckram & attractive patterned paper boards. Tall 8vo, c.pp66 uncut, some occasional spotting of the thick card-like paper, binding slightly dulled, else very good. The illustrated title-page + 6 copperplate illustrations [the special plate paper of some illustrations a bit darkened] all delicately hand coloured.


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.


Exhibitions : Exhibits : Industrial & Trade Fairs. By Wolfgang Clasen.

By: EXHIBITIONS : Wolfgang Clasen.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Architectural Press 1968.

Seller ID: 4092

Condition: Folio, white cloth, a few slight marks, excellent. C.200pp mainly of photos & plans.


La Stagione Che Rimane [Opere 1993 – 2003]. A Cura di Martina Corgnati. [Texts in English, Spanish, and Italian]

By: Fernando Leal Audirac.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Silvana Editoriale [Milan 2003].

Seller ID: 10149

Condition: Large 4to, blue cloth in striking colour illustrated dustwrappers. C.pp632, with hundreds of superb full-page colour illustrations. A very fine copy of a handsome, outsize and very heavy book.


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.


Plaisir De Bibliophile 1925 [includes Salmon on Dufy : Allard on J-E Laboureur : Bibliographies of Paul Morand & Valéry : on Bibliophile Societies : and also with auction records &c].

By: FRENCH Book Collector Magazine.

Price: £26.50

Publisher: Paris 1925.

Seller ID: 7529

Condition: Together 2 Items, each in colour-printed wrappers. Each c.pp60 uncut, some light wear, very good copies. * With illustrations after Laboureur & Dufy. ** Issues 2 & 3 of Plaisir De Bibliophile, an illustrated quarterly for French book lovers. In all there were 24 Issues between 1925 and 1931.


La Belle O'Morphi : a brief biography by Patrick de Heriz. With illustrations by Francois Boucher.

By: GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS : O'Morphi : Patrick de Heriz : Francois Boucher.

Price: £155.00

Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press 1947.

Seller ID: 7764

Condition: * Special Issue. * Striking half blue morocco over crimson buckram lettered & decorated in gilt. C.pp36 t.e.g., others uncut, elegant calligraphic booklabel on endpaper, an excellent copy. With 12 collotype illustrations after paintings by Boucher.


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.