This is a 3 volume 8 vo.set of John Lindley's books called Pomologia Britannica.It was published in London in 1841 by Henry Bohn It was one of the best color plate fruit books ever put out.The hand coloring is of the finest quality and all 152 plates are in perfect condition with no foxing or staining. The set is in its original bindings with raised leather spines...
SPIGELIUS, ADR. Opera Quae Extant Omnia.
Ex. Rec. I A van der Linden, Amsterdam, L Blaue, 1645. 2 parts in 1 vol.
Large Folio, Gilt calf (rebacked), Edges Gilt with Engr. Title,
Portrait, and 117 Plates.
BMN 1: 56; Waller Coll. 9124; Choulant-Frank 225 ff.
Large paper copy of monumental edition. All plates colored by hand...
Pirkei Avos Book, Hand Crafted, Collector's Ed. 93 of 613. Contemporary Leather Bound with Illuminations, 21 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 3 1/2". Commentary by Rabbi Yonah Weinrib. Rabbi Yonah Weinrib is an artist/ calligrapher who specializes in elaborate, researched based manuscript illumination. One of his commissions was for a presentation award by JNF to The King of Jordan. He is the co-author and illuminator of the Bar Mitzvah Treasury with Rabbi Yaakov Salomon...
Published in 1932 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City NJ. A rare signed, limited first American edition number 12 of 250 copies. There is a stain on the lower left corner of the front board along with a white smudge. Also one corner is a bit worn otherwise a fine edition.See photos. Uncut pages.
A Complete Set of Sixteen Picture Books by RANDOLPH CALDECOTT (1846-1886). London: George Routledge, 1878-1885. 4tos. All in original pictorial color wrappers. A fine set housed in a folding cloth chemise and case with gilt lettered spine. All but the first title (which is an early copy) are first editions and all are in excellent condition. The illustrations Caldecott did for these picture books were, undoubtedly, his most important work. He illustrated two volumes each year from 1878 to 1885...
A presentation copy, from Ulysses S. Grant's personal library, of the "Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association, June 17, 1874," which was presented in 1874 by the Bunker Hill Monument Association to Grant as President of the United States. Boston, 1874, printed in Cambridge, Mass. by Press of John Wilson and Son, 71 pages, in a dark brown full leather binding with tooled, gilded title, a.e.g., marbleized endpapers. Size: 9.25"x 6". Fine condition, some fading and rubbing to spine...
Author: Hobson, R.L.
Title: The Later Ceramic Wares of China
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1925
xxx, 156 pp. 81 plates (31 in color, 9 of which are folding). (4to) 29x21.5 cm (11½x8½") later red half morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, black morocco label lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. No. 111 of 250 copies...
Sept Dialogues de Betes
by Colette Willy
Printed in Paris, 1927, inscribed and signed
Now quarterbound in black leather with gilt and raised spine, marbled boards and endpapers and gilt top edge, several pages uncut.
ESSAYS RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS. By James Anderson, Farmer At Monk's-Hill, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh: Printed For William Creech; and T. Cadell, London. M,DCC,LXXVII (1777). Two volumes. 8vos...
A double sided leaf from the 'Nuremberg Chronicle' depicting a Lightning Strike Upon Istanbul (1490) and the Fall of a Meteorite in Alsace (1492). Hand-colored woodcut engraving. Published in 1493. Sheet size: 17 inches x 12 inches. Plate 257. The 'Nuremberg Chronicle' is the most famous of Incunabula (pre-1500 book) and was written by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), being published in a Latin version (Liber Chronicarum) in 1493 and then later in the same year in a German language edition. Our l...
An Account of Russia as it was in the Year 1710
by Lord Charles Whitworth
,Printed at Horace Walpole's Strawberry-Hill Press in 1758, small 8vo, first Edition, Errata Leaf at rear, Full polished calf, boards re-attached, repair to top 1/2" of spine, edges rubbed, otherwise v.g. A very nice copy of an early Strawberry-Hill book
Anglo Saxon Classics:
Norrœna, Embracing the History and Romance of Northern Europe
ed. Erasmus B. Anderson (various authors)
13 volumes fully bound in dark blue leather with elaborate gilt tooled designs; some uncut pages. This set is #1 of the American limited edition of only 10, worldwide.
Published: New York, Norrœna Society, 1906
Augustus John: Fifty-Two Drawings
Signed, limited edition, with an introduction by Lord David Cecil. Published by George Rainbird, London (1957). Hardcover folio, 16.5 x 11.75 inches. Limited to 150 copies of which this is Number 107 with slipcase. Signed by Augustus John and Lord David Cecil and inscribed to the art collector Emily Chadbourne and signed a second time by Augustus John. The book was designed and produced by George Rainbird and Ruari McLean.The lithograph self-portrait w...
This rare and impressive antique book of Catholic prayers Oficios Dibinos Del Domingo or The Prayer at the End of the Day is printed in Paris by Paris Déjardin, Impresor.
It contains 228 pages in good shape except some loose in the beginning. Some spots and a few writing is also seen on a few pages. Otherwise this unique book of Catholic prayers is a jewel and in perfect shape for its age and kind.
The cover has most likely 900 zol silver purity depicting in astonishing repoussé work th...
This is a fine bible book cover with astonishing hand chased repoussé work of Jesus Christ and his four apostles on the cover and back. The bible was printed in Oxford by the University Press in 1953 and is a translation out of an original Greek version with the former translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty's special command.
The silver cover is marked 900 and looks to be made earlier than 1953. The lock opens and closes properly. There are no scratches nor marks on this...
An Interesting & Rare Collection of 30 Parliamentary and Consular Reports on Japan 1856-1912.
These reports were presented to both houses of Parliament by command of Queen Victoria and form a valuable research tool for the study of relations between Great Britain and Japan in the most momentous episode in Japanese history, the Restoration of the Emperor in 1868, which brought to an end the Shogunate and the Edo Period. Apart from the diplomatic and political interest there is valuable informat...
Book on Japanese art:
Tsuda – Manuskript, [Über die Lackkunst Japans, 1908, Tsuda Noritake, Tokyo, in der Karl Mannstaedt – Übersetzung.] A translation into the German language of a manuscript on the History of Japanese Lacquer by Tsuda Noritake, dated 1908.
The manuscript, written by Tsuda in the English language, is inscribed with kanji for Japanese names and technical terms. With b/w line drawings of tools and utensils, and reproduction of objects from Japanese lacquer books...
Volumes 1 through 14, first 10 bound in leather, 1983 through 1989, excellent condition, by Koniger & Wurstle, elephant folio large format. This is the definitive work on the genus Masdevallia orchids. Each volume contains about 15 species with a plate in beautiful watercolor, and a page on all the botanical and some horticultural detail. If you are interested in pleurothallids you must have this. Very rare.