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

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  1. 147882comp
    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

  2. Les Roses.
    REDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph. Les Roses.

    Paris : 1835

    Third edition, the most complete, of the most famous of all rose books, published under the direction of L. J. Pirolle, the collector of roses who had supplied Redoute with many of the specimens.

    This edition was expanded with 23 new plates, the portraits of Redoute and Thory, and a biographical note on Thory which had not appeared in the first... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 147433

  3. 146756
    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; the original double-elephant folio was published in Edinburgh and London between 1827 and 1838. From the estate of the family of Edward Cruft (17761866), an original subscriber to this edition. Cruft was a prominent Boston merchant and... Learn More
    £65,000.00

    Stock Code: 146756

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Japanese Pillow Book.
    EROTICA. Japanese Pillow Book.

    No place : [c.1860]

    A well-preserved example of Japanese pillow book from the Meiji period. Erotic publications of the time were not sanctioned by the Shogunate, and artists, wood block carvers, and printers risked severe punishment if caught, resulting in a pseudonymous or anonymous (as here) publication issued in small numbers and distributed secretly. This is a very... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146236

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Songs of Innocence and of Experience.
    BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

    Clairvaux : 1955

    First edition thus, copy E of 26 lettered copies, this one of those retained by Lessing Rosenwald. The lettered copies were reserved for Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the Blake Trust, and the publishers - this has a Trianon proof illustration laid in with the note on verso "Lessing Rosenwald's copy". The total edition was 526 copies.

    A... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 147441

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 144880

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages.
    SHAW, Henry. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages.

    London : 1843

    First edition in book form following issue in parts in 1840, this a large paper copy, with the plates and initials enhanced by gilt, originally issued at 18, compared to 7 7s for the regular paper copies, which did not have the gilt embellishment.

    An exceptional, highly regarded book: McLean states that "it has considerable claim to be called... Learn More
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 129144

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Une aventure d'amour a Venise.
    CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, Jacques - WEGENER, Gerda (illus.) Une aventure d'amour a Venise.

    Paris : 1927

    First edition thus, first printing, number 226 of 414 copies printed on velin d'arches paper, of a total print run of 500. The text is extracted from Casanova's memoirs describing his relationship with "M. M.", a nun from the convent at Murano. This edition is beautifully illustrated by Gerda Wegener, likely using her wife, Lili Elbe as a model.

    Gerda... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 145168

  25. 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

  26. Persuasion.
    AUSTEN, Jane; BROCK, C. E. (illus.) Persuasion.

    London : 1909

    First revised Brock-illustrated edition, deluxe issue in the richly gilt vellum binding, the second overall, with new plates re-drawn from the first Brock-illustrated edition of 1898. Demonstrating his mastery in using ink and watercolour, Brock provided colour illustrations for all six Austen novels published by Dent between 1907 and 1909.

    Charles... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 142228

  27. 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

  28. 145495
    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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. La Ménagerie Royale,
    ZOOLOGY. La Ménagerie Royale,

    Paris : 1814

    First edition published under this title, second overall. This work was first published in 1812, under Napoleon's reign as emperor, as "La Ménagerie Impériale." Napoleon abdicated in 1814, to be succeeded by King Louis XVIII, and so the menagerie was reclassified as "royale," prompting Saintin to reissue the book from the same sheets with a suitably... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134214

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. Exposé d'un Moyen de Définir et de Nommer les Couleurs
    CHEVREUL, Michel Eugène. Exposé d'un Moyen de Définir et de Nommer les Couleurs

    Paris : 1861

    First edition of the Atlas volume of Chevreul's pioneering treatise on colour theory, which was intended for artists as much as scientists, and which came to influence the Impressionists and Pointillists; retaining the original binding, and scarce thus.

    Chevreul's "colour studies made him one of the most influential scientists of the nineteenth... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143524

  39. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

    London : 1906

    First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. Signed by Rackham on the half-title. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 134784

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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.

    The calligraphic inscription reads "Her Royal Highness Princess of Bavaria, Madam I venture to offer for the... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 141266

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

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

    London : 1815-1816

    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

  48. Tootleoo Two.
    DARWIN, Bernard & Elinor. Tootleoo Two.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, of the second 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. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 130307

  49. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
    BAKST, Léon, & others - PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.

    London : 1921

    First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 118960

  50. 144010
    BENNETT, Charles H. Shadows.

    London : [1856?]

    First edition, by the pioneering Victorian comic illustrator Charles H. Bennett, part of his Shadows series, depicting people in innocuous activities casting humorous shadows behind them. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 144010

  51. Grimm's Fairy Tales.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM Brothers. Grimm's Fairy Tales.

    New York : 1909

    Large paper copy, signed by the artist to the verso of the half-title. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 124151

  52. Aesop's Fables.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); AESOP. Aesop's Fables.

    London : 1912

    First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, and first edition of this translation; number 1,071 of 1,450 copies signed by the artist. "The peculiar secret of Rackham's success in seizing upon the essence of the human and portraying it in animal form, which is after all the basic device of the morality, is unwittingly touched upon in Chesterton's delightful... Learn More
    £2,950.00

    Stock Code: 115168

  53. The Language of Flowers.
    ILDREWE, Miss (ed.) The Language of Flowers.

    Boston : 1865

    First edition of this significant American botanical compendium, complete with the 12 colour plates and in the bright, decorative original cloth. Miss Ildrewe champions the significance of her native flora, an effort which was applauded by contemporary reviewers: "this pretty gift-book is the first really American contribution to the language of flowers"... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 143182

  54. 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

  55. Peter Pan of Kensington Gardens.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan of Kensington Gardens.

    London : 1906

    Signed limited edition, number 336 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator; this additionally a presentation copy to Barrie's close friend and future literary agent, Golding Bright, inscribed by J. M. Barrie on the half-title, "Golding Bright, with a friend's greeting J. M. Barrie".

    Golding Bright and his elder brother Addison Bright both worked... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 143331

  56. Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.
    NIJINSKY - BARBIER, Georges, & Francis de Miomandre. Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.

    Paris : 1913

    First edition, number 260 of 340 copies on wove paper, from an edition of 390. Barbier's first book was inspired by the impact of the Ballets Russes' first seasons in Paris, and of their phenomenal male lead in particular. "We have our despair, our sadness, our violated love and this thing, the most dread of all - the passing of the days between our... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 136225

  57. The Aran Islands.
    YEATS, Jack B. (illus.); SYNGE, John Millington. The Aran Islands.

    Dublin & London : 1907

    Signed limited edition, number 18 of 100 large paper copies signed by Synge and Yeats, and with plates hand-coloured by the artist. This book, based on the author's annual visits to the islands prompted by W. B. Yeats, would become the "the great prose manifesto of the Irish literary revival" (ODNB).

    From the Penzance Library, the only independent... Learn More
    £11,000.00

    Stock Code: 142885

  58. Pantologia. A New Cyclopaedia,
    GOOD, John Mason; Olinthus Gregory; Newton Bosworth (eds.) Pantologia. A New Cyclopaedia,

    London : 1813

    First edition of this extensively illustrated Georgian encyclopedia, a "vastly ambitious survey of human genius, learning, and industry" (ODNB), here presenting particularly nicely in contemporary red morocco. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 143137

  59. The Aran Islands.
    YEATS. Jack B. (illus.); SYNGE, John Millington. The Aran Islands.

    Dublin : 1907

    Signed limited edition, number 42 of 100 large paper copies signed by Synge and Yeats, and with plates hand-coloured by the artist. This book, based on the author's annual visits to the islands prompted by W. B. Yeats, would become the "the great prose manifesto of the Irish literary revival" (ODNB).

    Accompanying this copy is a loosely inserted... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 142886

  60. Egypt & Nubia,
    ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,

    London : 1846-49

    First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing the completion... Learn More
    £150,000.00

    Stock Code: 119585

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