Colour plate & aquatint

First and rare editions of books illustrated with hand-coloured plates, especially aquatints and chromolithographs.

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  1. The Birds of America,
    AUDUBON, John James. The Birds of America,

    New York & Philadelphia : 1839-40-44

    First octavo edition of Audubon's "Great National Work", the first complete edition and the first American edition. From the estate of the family of Edward Cruft (17761866), an original subscriber to this edition. Cruft was a prominent Boston merchant and husband of Elizabeth Storer Smith, a second cousin of John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the... Learn More
    £65,000.00

    Stock Code: 146756

  2. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    London : 1911

    First Dulac edition, handsomely bound by Bayntun, with an accompanying typed letter dated July 1986 addressed to Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance (the initial purchaser), introducing the book, and signed by each of the four craftsmen involved in the designing, sewing, binding, and tooling of the volume. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 148410

  3. British Butterflies and Their Transformations.
    HUMPHREYS, Henry Noel, & John Obadiah Westwood. British Butterflies and Their Transformations.

    London : 1841

    First edition, splendidly and accurately illustrating the butterflies of the British Isles. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148327

  4. A Christmas Carol.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol.

    London : 1915

    First trade edition, in the publisher's special deluxe binding, the rarest of all the various original bindings. This copy is the first issue with the frontispiece mounted on white paper and the date printed on the verso of the title page. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144940

  5. The Flower Book.
    BURNE-JONES, Edward. The Flower Book.

    London : 1905

    First edition, number 76 of 300 copies, initialled "F.A.S." (Fine Art Society) on the limitation page.

    Burne-Jones (1833-1898) "began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as a rest from more laborious work", and worked on the 38 roundels over the subsequent 16 years (Introduction). The roundels do not depict the flowers themselves, but were... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 146476

  6. Victories of the Duke of Wellington, from the Drawings of R. Westall.
    WESTALL, Richard. Victories of the Duke of Wellington, from the Drawings of R. Westall.

    London : 1819

    First edition, third issue, the scarce de luxe Large Paper version, with the plates printed on card and mounted, originally sold at 10 guineas - some three times the UK average annual earnings - gilt on black label to the title page to that effect.

    Wonderfully effective series of heroic images from the Duke's triumphs in the Peninsula and at... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 144880

  7. Modern War Paintings.
    NEVINSON, C. R. W. Modern War Paintings.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, signed by Nevinson below the colour frontispiece. "He experienced the First World War at first hand as a Red Cross orderly (1914-15), and with the Royal Army Medical Corps in France and Flanders (1915-1916) before illness led to his military discharge in 1916. From 1915 he executed and exhibited several harshly emotive... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 145464

  8. The Wind in the Willows.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1951

    First UK edition with Rackham's illustrations, 100th edition overall; number 212 of 500 copies, finely bound.

    Grahame's timeless classic was originally published in 1908 with just a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club published in New York in 1940, and it was the last... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 148419

  9. The World Awheel.
    GRIVAZ, Eugene. The World Awheel.

    New York : 1896

    First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, just 8 copies listed on WorldCat, all in North America, no copies traced at auction. Wonderful Gibson Girl-style illustrations on a cycling theme. The twelve images, originally published by the Frederick A. Stokes Company in their Cycling World Calendar, represent bicyclistes of different nationalities; "they... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 133637

  10. Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man … By an Old Sailor.
    BARKER, Matthew Henry, & George Cruikshank (illus.). Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man … By an Old Sailor.

    London : 1826

    First edition of this rollicking and highly attractive colour plate book, among Cruikshank's "most brilliantly comic treatments of naval life capturing with incomparable vivacity the frolics of tars ashore and at sea" (Johnson, p. 7). This copy presented in an attractive period-style binding.

    Cruikshank was a friend of Barker (1790-1846), who... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 145496

  11. Voyage pittoresque au Lac de Garda ou Benaco.
    WETZEL, Johann Jakob. Voyage pittoresque au Lac de Garda ou Benaco.

    Zurich : 1824

    First edition of this rare suite of plates with superb contemporary hand-colouring, executed with enormous subtlety and exhibiting a beautiful gradation of tone. Wetzel (1781-1834) was one of the leading Swiss landscape painters of the Romantic era, the popularity of whose work meant that a "whole staff of aquatint engravers was employed in imitating... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 111172

  12. Aquarelle. Auf seiner Reise um die Erde.
    HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. Aquarelle. Auf seiner Reise um die Erde.

    Berlin : [1871-74]

    First edition, extremely uncommon complete, of this superb visual record of the Prussian court painter's progress around the world, consisting largely of images of the Far East including views in Bangkok, Rangoon, Hong Kong, Macao, Peking, and Singapore. Edward Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1817, he studied with the marine artist Wilhelm Krause,... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 52259

  13. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:
    ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publ.): GERNING, Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:

    London : 1820

    First illustrated edition, with plates watermarked 1816-20. By 1820, Rudolph Ackermann (17641834) had established himself as one of the premium publishers of colour plate books in Britain, largely thanks to a number of works on English topography starting with The Microcosm of London in 1808. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine was the first title in... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 136164

  14. The Costume of China; The Punishments of China; The Costume of the Russian Empire; The Costume of Turkey; The Costume of Great Britain; The Costumes and Customs of Modern India
    MASON, George Henry; ALEXANDER, William; DALVIMART, Octavien; PYNE, William Henry; D'OYLY, Charles & Thomas Williamson. The Costume of China; The Punishments of China; The Costume of the Russian Empire; The Costume of Turkey; The Costume of Great Britain; The Costumes and Customs of Modern India

    London : 1800; 1801; 1803; 1804; 1804; c.1824

    "A most important series of books on costume" (Hardie, p. 151), this a particularly choice set - presented here in stylish period morocco bindings - of these famous colour plate books, issued by two of the most fashionable publishers of the era, William Miller and Edward Orme.

    The Costume of China has plates by the accomplished stipple engraver... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 145507

  15. The Blood Royal of Britain.
    GENEALOGY - RUVIGNY AND RAINEVAL, Melville Henry Massue, Marquis of. The Blood Royal of Britain.

    London : 1903

    First edition, presentation copy to the Princess of Bavaria, the last Bavarian queen, with four vellum leaves at front each richly decorated in colour and gilt with heraldic designs, with a calligraphic presentation across the leaves. This is the deluxe issue printed on japon and bound in white cloth instead of the usual blue.

    The calligraphic... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 141266

  16. 147887
    OMAR KHAYYÁM; BRANGWYN, Frank (illus.) Rubáiyát.

    London & Edinburgh : 1919

    First edition thus, deluxe issue, one of 350 unnumbered copies printed on handmade paper. Rubáiyáts with illustrations by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) were published from 1906 onwards, of which this edition is the most comprehensive and elaborate, with seven illustrations by Brangwyn reproduced for the first time.

    The text of this edition, Fitzgerald's... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 147887

  17. Rubáiyát.
    OMAR KHAYYÁM; BRANGWYN, Frank (illus.) Rubáiyát.

    London & Edinburgh : 1920

    An attractive copy of the Brangwyn-illustrated Rubáiyát, with the scarce dust jacket. Rubáiyáts with illustrations by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) were published from 1906 onwards; this edition is a reprint of the most comprehensive and elaborate, first published in 1919.

    The text of this edition, Fitzgerald's translation, first published in... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 147893

  18. 147880
    OMAR KHAYYÁM; HANSCOM, Adelaide, & Blanche Cumming (illus.) The Rubáiyát.

    New York : 1912

    First edition thus. Originally published in 1905 with black-and-white lithographic plates, this edition of the Rubáiyát is lavishly illustrated in colour by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson (1875-1931), one of the first artists to use photography to illustrate literary works. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 147880

  19. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

    London : 1909

    Signed limited edition, number 168 of 750 copies signed by the artist. This is a revised and enlarged edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured. Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 134021

  20. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories.
    NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); GRIMM, The Brothers. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories.

    London : [1925]

    Signed limited edition, number 398 of 600 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 134195

  21. Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone de l'ile de Java peints d'apres nature.
    HOOLA VAN NOOTEN, Berthe. Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone de l'ile de Java peints d'apres nature.

    Brussels : [c.1866]

    Second edition of this splendid depiction of the flowers and fruits of Java, richly presented in striking chromolithography, and one of the great colour plate books for Indonesia's flora. The first edition was published in 1863.

    Hoola van Nooten "was clearly a more than competent artist, for the splendid tropical plants, with their lush foliage,... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 148660

  22. A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,
    FIELDING, T. H., & J. Walton. A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,

    London : 1821

    First edition, possibly one of 100 large-paper copies (similar to Abbey's copy measuring 14 by 11 inches) from a total print-run of 850, originally issued in 12 monthly parts; all watermarks pre-publication (the plates 1818 and 1820, the text 1818).

    Ackermann's intention was to combine the "most striking features of the various kinds of scenery... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143350

  23. Tales of Mystery & Imagination.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery & Imagination.

    London : 1935

    First Rackham edition. Rackham described his images for these stories as "so horrible I was beginning to frighten myself." It is unusual to find copies in near-fine condition, as here.

    Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148527

  24. The North American Sylva;
    MICHAUX, Francois Andre, & Thomas Nuttall. The North American Sylva;

    Philadelphia : 1849 (Nuttall volumes), 1850 (Michaux vol. I and II), & 1851 (vol. III)

    First Smith edition of Michaux volumes (first published in French in 1810-13 and in English in 1817-19), early editions of Nuttall's continuation (first published from 1841 to 1849, here each volume dated 1849); together the most important work on the trees of North America prior to the 20th century.

    "Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 148552

  25. The Botanic Garden:
    MAUND, Benjamin. The Botanic Garden:

    London : 1825-35

    An appealing run of one of the best known botanical periodicals of the 19th-century, comprising the first decade of the periodical's existence in its first five volumes; the entire series was eventually extended to 13 volumes and published up until 1851. Benjamin Maund (c.1790-1864) "sought to share his lifelong passion for flowers by producing an interesting... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 147430

  26. History of the Indian Tribes of North America,
    McKENNEY, Thomas L., & James Hall. History of the Indian Tribes of North America,

    Philadelphia : 1855

    A magnificent record of Native American dignitaries - "the most colourful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes); this is the third octavo edition, following the first folio edition of 1836-44, and the first octavo edition of 1848-50.

    McKenney, who was Superintendent of Indian trade from 1816 until 1822 and headed the US Bureau of Indian... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 146818

  27. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 81263

  28. The Unknown Horn of Africa:
    JAMES, F. L. The Unknown Horn of Africa:

    London : 1888

    First edition of this important monograph, a truly superior copy of a book often found in calamitous condition. "The coloured plates of birds in the more scarce first issue are especially handsome" (Czech). While not in the red pictorial cloth, all other signs are that this is a first issue; the colouring of the plates is particularly skilful.

    Frank... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 60741

  29. Rubáiyát.
    OMAR KHAYYÁM; POGÁNY, Willy (illus.) Rubáiyát.

    New York : [1930]

    Signed limited edition, number 82 of 500 copies printed for the United States and signed by the artist, specially bound and with an original etching facing the title page, also signed by Pogány; there were also 750 copies printed for the UK and published by George G. Harrap & Co. Pogány's illustrated edition was first published in 1909.

    Fitzgerald's... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 147882

  30. Views in the Seven Ionian Islands,
    LEAR, Edward. Views in the Seven Ionian Islands,

    Oldham : 1979

    Limited facsimile edition, number 777 of 1,000 copies, faithfully reproducing the 1863 original.

    Views in the Seven Ionian Islands is described by Lear's biographer Peter Levi as "the finest of Edward Lear's productions as a traveller... because its lithographs are of such beauty and done with such care... it marks a high point in his career"... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 147630

  31. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    POGANY, Willy (illus.); FITZGERALD, Edward (trans.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : [c.1920]

    An attractive edition of the Rubaiyat, with Pogány's illustrations, which were first published in 1909. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 147779

  32. Songs of Innocence.
    BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence.

    Clairvaux : 1954

    First edition thus, copy E of 26 lettered copies, from a total edition of 1,600 copies; the lettered copies were reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the Blake Trust, and the publishers. This is a copy of Rosenwald, subsequently presented by him with a New Year card loosely inserted, reading "Best Wishes for a... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 147471

  33. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    London : 1911

    Signed limited edition, number 249 of 750 numbered copies signed by Dulac. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 147448

  34. Select Views of London.
    ACKERMANN - PAPWORTH, John B. Select Views of London.

    London : 1816

    First edition in book form of this splendid illustrated account of Regency London. Select Views first appeared in Ackermann's Repository of Arts between 1810 and 1815 prior to its publication in the present book-form edition, an edition considered "a vivid testimony of the high standards of this monthly publication" (University of Rochester, online).... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 147436

  35. The Book of Ahania.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Ahania.

    Clairvaux : 1973

    First edition thus, number 372 of 750 copies so bound, from a total edition of 808 copies.

    The Trianon Press, in collaboration with The William Blake Society, produced a series of fine facsimiles of Blake's books based on copies in the Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. These facsimiles were printed using the collotype process onto... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 147439

  36. Victories of the Duke of Wellington, from Drawings of R. Westall.
    WESTALL, Richard. Victories of the Duke of Wellington, from Drawings of R. Westall.

    London : 1819

    First edition of this wonderfully effective series of heroic images from the Iron Duke's triumphs in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, by one of the most popular and influential British artists of the period, comprising scenes of the battles of Vimiero, Talavera, Busaco, Salamanca, Vittoria, "the Pyrenees", Saint Sebastian, Toulouse, and Waterloo, and... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145539

  37. Bilder fran Gamla Stockholm valda och beskrifna.
    EICHHORN, Christopher. Bilder fran Gamla Stockholm valda och beskrifna.

    Stockholm : 1889

    First edition, first series (all published), of this interesting and attractive collection of scenes and views of "Old Stockholm", reproducing prints from the late 17th to mid-19th centuries, gathered by the writer, collector and librarian, Christopher Eichhorn (1837-1889), and including work by Johan Fredrik Martin, Hjalmar Mörner, and Ferdinand Tollin;... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 146316

  38. Umbrellas and Their History.
    SANGSTER, William. Umbrellas and Their History.

    London : [c.1870]

    A handsomely bound early extra-illustrated edition of Sangster's Umbrellas and Their History, which was first published in 1855. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 146174

  39. Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China;
    WATHEN, James. Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China;

    London : 1814

    First edition of this attractive, informative and well-illustrated travelogue. In 1811, Wathen (1751-1828), a glover from Hereford, occupied his retirement with numerous expeditions mostly within the British Isles, and many written up for the Gentleman's Magazine, to which he was a frequent contributor.

    In 1811 he sailed to India and China with... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 142461

  40. Russia:
    PINKERTON, Robert. Russia:

    London : 1833

    First edition, an excellent copy of this attractively illustrated narrative, unusual in the original boards. In 1805 Pinkerton was sent to the Edinburgh Missionary Society's mission in Karass in the North Caucasus, then in 1812 joined the British and Foreign Bible Society in St. Petersburg.

    In 1816 he "undertook a tour of some seven thousand... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 93113

  41. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
    MACPHERSON, Duncan. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.

    London : 1857

    First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks are excellent, with some strong... Learn More
    £2,875.00

    Stock Code: 71516

  42. ABC Dogs.
    TICE, Clara. ABC Dogs.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first printing, in the scarce jacket. This charming book features a different breed of dog for each letter of the alphabet.

    Clara Tice (1888-1973) was a notorious New York bohemian artist who began exhibiting her art from 1910. "Tice was apparently so highly regarded and so instantly recognizable as one of those 'queer artists'... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 123418

  43. The Fables of Aesop.
    DETMOLD, E. J. (illus.); AESOP. The Fables of Aesop.

    London : 1909

    First Detmold edition, signed limited issue, number 237 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146325

  44. The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.
    FLINT, William Russell. The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.

    London : 1909

    First Flint edition, number 465 of 500 copies on handmade paper (with a further 17 printed on vellum), one of few issued in the deluxe full vellum binding, and this copy additionally signed by the artist on the colophon. The Song of Solomon is certainly the most erotically charged passage of the Bible.

    Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145559

  45. Georgian Love Songs, Restoration Love Songs, Elizabethan Love Songs.
    HADFIELD, John, ed. Georgian Love Songs, Restoration Love Songs, Elizabethan Love Songs.

    Preston, Herts : 1949-55

    A lovely complete set of these illustrated Cupid Press anthologies collecting love poetry from the time of Shakespeare and Sidney to the time Gay and Goldsmith, edited by John Hadfield who founded the press, and illustrated by Rex Whistler and John Piper. Each was one of 660 numbered copies, the Elizabethan volume being number 226 and signed by John... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 144365

  46. An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands,
    MUDFORD, William. An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands,

    London : 1817

    First edition, a superior copy in an elegant period binding, beautifully hand-coloured, with pre-publication watermarks (William Balston 1814 or Whatman; Abbey's copy bearing those of J. Whatman 1816).

    A superb visual record of the field of Waterloo after the battle, illustrating scenes at Mont St Jean, La Haye Sainte, La Belle Alliance, Hougoumont,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 130174

  47. Almanack for 1883[-1895].
    GREENAWAY, Kate. Almanack for 1883[-1895].

    London : 1883-95

    A straight run of Greenaway's delightful Almanack series, lacking only the final issue (1897, issued by a different publisher; none was issued in 1896).

    Greenaway was one of the great illustrators of the Victorian era, in influence and popularity the most significant female illustrator of that period. Her style is immediately recognizable, and... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 145495

  48. The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.
    FLINT, William Russell. The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.

    London : 1909

    First Flint edition, number 248 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper at the Riccardi Press, with a further 17 printed on vellum, this one of a few issued in the deluxe full vellum binding. The Song of Solomon is certainly the most erotically charged passage of the Bible.

    Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was described by Charles Wheeler,... Learn More
    £900.00

    Stock Code: 145321

  49. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    BRANGWYN, Frank (illus.); FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London & Edinburgh : 1919

    Deluxe edition, limited to 350 unnumbered copies. Rubáiyáts with Brangwyn's illustrations were published from 1906 onwards; this edition, the most comprehensive and elaborate, includes seven illustrations by the artist hitherto unpublished. The text is that of the first edition of 1859. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 138906

  50. 145426
    POGANY, Willy (illus.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.

    Boston : [1908]

    First US edition, in the deluxe half morocco binding, much scarcer than the standard cloth binding. The UK edition was published the same year. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145426

  51. Rip Van Winkle.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.

    London : 1905

    Second impression. Signed by Rackham on the title page. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 129291

  52. William Blake's Illustrations to the Bible: A Catalogue.
    KEYNES, Geoffrey. William Blake's Illustrations to the Bible: A Catalogue.

    Clairvaux, France : 1957

    Limited edition, copy V of 20 copies with additional proof states of the frontispiece at rear and bound in full morocco, out of 506 copies in total.

    A fine copy of this grand book, here from the Garden collection of Haven O'More, with his black morocco monogram book label to the front pastedown. One of the greatest book collectors of the latter... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145346

  53. Early Chinese Paintings.
    SIRÉN, Osvald. Early Chinese Paintings.

    London : 1938

    Limited edition, number 294 of 750 copies, inscribed by A. W. Bahr on the limitation page: "the 18th September 1958. To Marjorie Phelps Starr, every good wishes for your gifted appreciation and understanding of the great Chinese pictorial art. With great hopes for your own personal expressions. Sincerely your well wishing friend O. W. Bahr Ridgefield,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145347

  54. The Rivers and Lakes of Scripture.
    TWEEDIE, W. K., Rev. The Rivers and Lakes of Scripture.

    London : 1857

    First edition of this delightful and uncommon book, presented here in a remarkably bright example of the most attractive original cloth binding. The majority of views are of Jordan, but there are also landscapes in Syria, and near the Tigris and Euphrates. This is a fine example of Victorian book production, included by Bamber Gascoigne in his Milestones... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 144152

  55. 143980
    RADCLYFFE, Charles W. Memorials of Shrewsbury School

    Shrewsbury : 1843

    First edition of this handsome depiction of Shrewsbury School in the early Victorian period, here a presentation copy from the publishers to a contributor, with a presentation letter mounted to front free endpaper: "Messrs Sandford & Howell beg to thank Mr. Pagett (?) for the kind assistance, which in conjunction with Dr. Kennedy (?), he has rendered... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 143980

  56. Treasure Island.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis; STEADMAN, Ralph (illus.) Treasure Island.

    London : 1985

    First Steadman edition, deluxe limited issue, number 182 of 250 copies. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 141911

  57. Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816.
    LATROBE, Christian Ignatius. Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816.

    London : 1818

    First edition. Latrobe's account - characteristic of the man, "devout, but most companionable, and energetic in mind and body" - is much enhanced by the superbly coloured plates after sketches by the author himself and John Melville, Government Surveyor of the Cape, who accompanied him.

    Latrobe was sent out to South Africa in response to the... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 143506

  58. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); Edward FitzGerald (trans.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : [1909]

    First Dulac edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 132279

  59. The Tale of Mr. Tootleoo.
    DARWIN, Bernard & Elinor. The Tale of Mr. Tootleoo.

    London : [1925]

    First edition, first printing. The first Mr. Tootleoo book. Bernard Darwin (18761961) was the grandson of the naturalist Charles Darwin. He and his wife collaborated on their children's books, with Bernard providing the text, and Elinor the illustrations. With a handwritten note on the publisher's stationery loosely inserted, apparently unconnected... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 130309

  60. The English Dance of Death.
    ROWLANDSON, Thomas (illus.); COMBE, William (text). The English Dance of Death.

    London : 1815-16

    First edition, and a particularly nice example; "indispensable to any Rowlandson collection, one of the essential pivots of any colour plate library" (Tooley). The book was originally published in 24 monthly numbers and on completion issued in two volumes in boards. This copy is an example of the remainder binding, matching the Abbey copy, which they... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 143969

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