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  1. Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In.
    First edition of this monumental work of celebratory Americana, edited by the American Romantic poet William Cullen Bryant. The majority of the superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scottish engraver who emigrated to America in 1835 where he established a considerable reputation for his work on landscapes.... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 110926

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  2. The Natural History of Barbados.
    First edition of this important and attractive early work on the natural history of Barbados, by the Welsh-born clergyman and naturalist Griffith Hughes (1707-1758?). "In Barbados, Hughes developed the idea of publishing a book on the island's natural history. In 1743 he visited London with the intention of promoting this... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 110849

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  3. Il Solimano Tragedia.
    First edition of this famous opera about Suleyman the Magnificent's execution of his son Mustafa. "One of the earliest Turkish operas was written in 1619 by the Italian Prospero Bonarelli, whose Il Solimano became the blueprint for many eponymous operas and for other operas that employed elements of its plot" (Berman, German... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 109664

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  4. Fourteen Wood Engravings...

    Fourteen Wood Engravings...

    [Waltham St. Lawrence]: [1932]

    First edition, first impression; scarce: Copac locates only five copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (Oxford, Scotland, Warwick, V&A, Wales), OCLC adds around another 20 copies worldwide. One of only a few commissions for other publishers that Gibbings undertook. As a wood-engraver he was one of the leaders... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 107730

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  5. Imaginary Letters.
    First edition, limited to 250 copies printed on large paper of which this is number 101. "Out of print for several decades, Butts's work has slowly been republished since the late 1980s. Always highly regarded by writers, it is only since the latter part of the twentieth century that her contribution to modern literature... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 107390

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  6. Welchman's Hose.
    First edition, limited to 525 copies of which 500 were made available for sale. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 106673

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  7. Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie  New Illustrations of Zoology,
    First edition. This is a very well coloured copy of a book which often suffers from indifferent colouring. Peter Brown (fl. 1758 Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 111330

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  8. "Nouvelles Italiennes, I. Une aventure d'Anatole en hiver."
    First and limited edition, first impression, number 11 of 40 copies only with an original steel engraved plate signed by the artist. Presentation copy from the publisher, inscribed on a preliminary blank: " Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 105276

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  9. Dalziels' Bible Gallery.
    First and limited edition, number 338 of 1,000 copies. A sumptuous production, "the artistic level of which is surely higher than that in any other of the Dalziels' collaborative volumes. The book is best seen in the India-paper proof copies" (Ray). Gregory R. Suriano, in his The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators, draws attention... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 111786

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  10. The Pantropheon.
    First edition of this work celebrating the "gastronomic marvels of antiquity". French-born Soyer is remembered as the first ever celebrity chef. He travelled to England as a young man and found fame as head chef at the newly-established Reform Club in London. He wrote several books, was instrumental in the introduction of... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 104916

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  11. Essays on Physiognomy.
    Second edition in English of this work by Lavater, "the last of the descriptive physiognomists" (Garrison & Morton). Most prized for the remarkable range of illustrative engravings, portraits of historical and contemporary notabilities including Goethe, a friend of Lavater's, Socrates, Locke, Samuel Johnson, Bach, George... Learn More
    £1,200

    Stock Code: 104088

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  12. The Paradise Lost of Milton.
    First published in a large quarto edition in 1825-27 and in the present format in 1827; this edition is uncommon: Copac records only 2 copies (Cambridge, Oxford), and OCLC adds a further 14. "The apocalyptic romanticism of [Martin's] conceptions had many sources: the monumental buildings of London, the engravings of Piranesi,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 103768

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  13. American Scenery;
    Finely bound early edition of this important work of Americana. Bartlett made four trips to America starting in 1836, producing topographical views which were to serve as illustrations for this work. Originally published by George Virtue in 1840. Rarely found in such nice condition. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 105161

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  14. Picturesque America.
    A handsomely bound set of the UK edition of American poet William Cullen Bryant's monumental monograph on North America, a classic work of Americana which proved to be an instant success when it was first published in the US in 1872 Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 104915

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  15. Nuova Descrizione del Duomo di Milano con Prospetti e Tavole incise in Rame.
    First edition of this attractive grand tour guide book to the duomo in Milan, fairly uncommon in the first edition with just 16 showing on OCLC. This copy with significantly more of the pleasingly sepia-toned plates than any of those listed that offer a collation, most with just 15. From the library of Sarah Frances Bell... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 102865

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  16. Sketches in Afghaunistan
    First edition. Without doubt one of the finest illustrated books on Afghanistan, the plates depicting a selection of superb views on the march Bolan Pass, Quetta, Khojak Pass, Kandahar, and Kabul. In 1833, after a furlough in England, Atkinson returned to his original profession as surgeon to the 55th NI, and in 1838 was... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 102546

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  17. Essays on Physiognomy.
    Reprint of the defence by Lavater - "the last of the descriptive physiognomists" (Garrison & Morton) - of the pseudo-science of physiognomy, more correctly pathognomy, "the age old quest for the art how to know men" (Hunter & MacAlpine). Lavater's work was first published in German in 1772 and enjoyed widespread success... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100644

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  18. Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the Year 1772, to 1777.
    Large paper copy of the second edition "corrected", superbly hand-coloured throughout, some heightening with gum arabic. The first edition of 1796 was not issued in a coloured state. "In 1772 [Stedman] volunteered to accompany an expedition sent out by the States-General to subdue the revolted Negroes in Surinam, or Dutch... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 100012

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  19. The Whole Book of Common Prayer, Administration of the Sacraments c.
    An attractive edition of the Book of Common Prayer in a lovely Regency binding, bound in two volumes for ease of use. The majority of the plates are stipple engravings by the accomplished Charles Middlemist after Thomas Stothard and show marriage, baptism, a funeral etc, in contemporary settings. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 100756

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  20. "Voyages en Differentes Provinces de L'Empire de Russie, et dans L'Asie Septentrionale;"
    First edition of "the celebrated French translation" (Cross), of a work originally published in German between 1771 to 1776. Volume I here in the second issue with Maradan imprint and date of 1789, publication having been interrupted - as explained in the Avis - by lack of sufficient paper of the quality required. Born in... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 100524

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