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cover of The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again).

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again).

by Warhol, Andy

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Published
1975
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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. First edition of Warhol's classic work expounding his theories on love, fame, and success. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Warhol on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Herb Lubalin. Jacket photograph by Philippe Halsman. An exceptional example.
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cover of Phantom Flowers: A Treatise on the Art of Producing Skeleton Leaves.

Phantom Flowers: A Treatise on the Art of Producing Skeleton Leaves.

by Tilton, J.E.]

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Published
1864
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AU$295.74

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Boston: J. E. Tilton and Company, 1864. First edition of this rare nineteenth century manual on the centuries-old practice of leaf skeletonizing. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt vignettes to the spine and front panel, illustrated with 6 tissue-guarded monochrome plates. In very good condition with the plates exceptionally crisp.
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cover of Milton’s Paradise Lost.

Milton’s Paradise Lost.

by Milton, John. Illustrated by Gustave Dore. Edited and with Notes and a Life of Milton by Robert Vaughan, D.D

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Published
n.d
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AU$2,218.05

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New York, London, and Paris: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co, n.d. Deluxe publisher's quarto edition of Milton's Paradise Lost, illustrated by Gustave Dore. Quarto, original publisher's deluxe full morocco binding elaborately stamped in blind and decorated in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, silk-watered endleaves, illustrated numerous plates by Gustave Dore. Edited and with Notes and a Life of Milton by… Read more
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cover of Napoleon: Raconte Par L’Image D’Apres Les Sculpteurs, les Graveurs et Les Peintres.

Napoleon: Raconte Par L’Image D’Apres Les Sculpteurs, les Graveurs et Les Peintres.

by Dayout, Armand. [Napoleon Bonaparte]

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Published
1895
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Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1895. First edition of one of the richest Napoleonic iconographies published. Folio, original publisher's full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, large gilt central insignia to the front panel, all edges gilt, watered silk endleaves, ribbon bound in, illustrated with hundreds of tissue-guarded chromolithographs. In near fine condition. Napoleon Bonaparte rose to prominence during… Read more
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cover of Flowers From the Upper Alps, with Glimpses of Their Homes.

Flowers From the Upper Alps, with Glimpses of Their Homes.

by Walton, Elijah

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Published
1869
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AU$1,404.77

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London: W. M. Thompson, 1869. First edition of Walton's finely illustrated work on the flowers of the Alps. Octavo, original publisher's deluxe cloth decorated in gilt, illustrated with 12 chromolithographs after Walton's drawings in color. In very good condition. Most thorough and conscientious in the study both of form and color, British landscape painter Elijah Walton delighted in mountain… Read more
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cover of Save Me The Waltz.

Save Me The Waltz.

by Fitzgerald, Zelda

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Published
1932
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AU$41,403.60

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. In 1932, while being treated at the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Zelda had a burst of creativity. Over the course of her first six weeks at the clinic, she wrote an entire novel and sent it to Scott's publisher, Maxwell Perkins. When Scott finally read Zelda's book, a week… Read more
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cover of La Chine avec La Coree et les Parties de la Tartarie. [Jacques-Nicolas Bellin Eighteenth Century Map of China with Korea and Parts of Tartary].

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Paris, c. 1750. Rare eighteenth century hand-colored map of China and Korea by French cartographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19.75 inches by 17.5 inches. Over the course of a 50-year career, French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin produced many maps of particular interest to the Ministere de la Marine. . He also produced a… Read more
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cover of Fionia vulgo Funen. [Seventeenth Century Joan Blaeu Map of Funen].

Fionia vulgo Funen. [Seventeenth Century Joan Blaeu Map of Funen].

by Blaeu, Joan

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Published
c. 1645
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[Amsterdam], c. 1645. Large seventeenth century hand-colored map of the Danish island of Funen by renowned Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu. One page, hand-colored with two decorative cartouches. In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 26.5 by 22 inches. The son of renowned cartographer Willem Blaeu, Joan Blaeu's world map, Nova et Accuratissima Terrarum Orbis Tabula,… Read more
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cover of Johnson’s Map of Asia.

Johnson’s Map of Asia.

by Johnson, Alvin J. and Benjamin P. Ward [Asia]

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Published
c, 1865
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New York: Johnson and Ward, c, 1865. Large hand-colored map of Asia by American cartographers Johnson and Ward. One page, hand-colored. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 21.5 inches by 19 inches. American cartographer Alvin Jewett Johnson began publishing maps of the United States in 1854 and atlases in 1860. His atlases remain… Read more
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cover of Empire Chinois et Japon. [Nineteenth Century Conrad Malte-Brun Map of the Chinese Empire] [China].

Empire Chinois et Japon. [Nineteenth Century Conrad Malte-Brun Map of the Chinese Empire] [China].

by Malte-Brun, Conrad [China]

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Published
1812
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Paris, 1812. Fine detailed nineteenth century map of China by Dano-French geographer Conrad Malte-Brun. One page. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 14.75 inches. Dano-French geographer and journalist Conrad Malte-Brun, sometimes referred to simply as Malte-Brun, is perhaps best remembered for coining the name for the geographic region Oceania (French… Read more
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cover of Asia. [Nathaniel and Simeon Smith Jocelyn Nineteenth Century Engraved Map of Asia].

Asia. [Nathaniel and Simeon Smith Jocelyn Nineteenth Century Engraved Map of Asia].

by Jocelyn, Nathaniel and Simeon Smith

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Published
c. 1825
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c. 1825. Rare hand-colored engraved map of Asia by American cartographers Nathaniel and Simeon Smith Jocelyn. One page, hand-colored. In very good condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11.5 inches. At the turn of the 19th century brothers Nathaniel and Simeon Smith founded the N. and S.S. Jocelyn Publishing Company, focusing mainly on engravings.… Read more
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cover of Impero Della China Colle Isole Del Giappone. [Eighteenth Century Antonio Zatta Map of the Empire Of China and Islands Of Japan]

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Venice: Presso Antonio Zatta, 1784. Large eighteenth century hand-colored map of China and Japan by Venetian cartographer Antonio Zatta. One page, hand-colored with a fine botanical cartouche. In near fine condition. The entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 23.5 inches. Venetian cartographer and publisher Antonio Zatta's major contribution to cartography was the Atlante Novissimo, a four volume atlas of… Read more
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cover of L’Empire de La Chine Pour Servir a l’Histoire Generale des Voyages. [Eighteenth Century Jacques-Nicolas Bellin Map of China].

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Paris, 1748. Eighteenth century engraved map of China by renowned French cartographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. One page with two decorative cartouches. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 17.25 inches. Over the course of a 50-year career, French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin produced many maps of particular interest to the Ministere… Read more
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cover of Nineteenth Century Map of China.

Nineteenth Century Map of China.

by Darton, William [China]

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Published
1812
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London: William Darton, 1812. Hand-colored engraved nineteenth century Map of China by English cartographer William Darton. One page, hand-colored. In very good condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14.5 inches.
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cover of Carte Des Isles Qui Sont a l’Embouchure de la Riviere de Canton. [Eighteenth Century Map Of The Islands Which Are At The Mouth Of The Canton River].

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Paris, c. 1750. Eighteenth century map of the isles of the Pearl River (formerly the Canton River) by French cartographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. One page, hand-colored, central fold. In very good condition. Later hand-coloring. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18.25 inches by 14 inches. Over the course of a 50-year career, French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin… Read more
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cover of Jean-Baptiste Du Halde Map of China: Kanton, Shang Chwen Shan and Ma-kau. [Description Geographique].

Jean-Baptiste Du Halde Map of China: Kanton, Shang Chwen Shan and Ma-kau. [Description Geographique].

by Du Halde, Jean-Baptiste [China]

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Published
c. 1736
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J. Wood, c. 1736. Rare eighteenth century hand-colored map providing plans of Kanton, Shang Chwen Shan and Ma-kau, being a plate extracted from Du Halde's celebrated Description Geographique, the most important cartographic record of the region of the eighteenth century. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 11.5 inches. Based on… Read more
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cover of The Life of George Cruikshank. In Two Epochs.

The Life of George Cruikshank. In Two Epochs.

by Jerrold, Blanchard. [George Cruikshank]

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Published
1882
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London: Chatto and Windus, 1882. First edition of the definitive biography of famed illustrator and satirist George Cruikshank. Octavo, bound in full crushed levant morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, triple gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers,… Read more
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cover of a: A novel by Andy Warhol.

a: A novel by Andy Warhol.

by Warhol, Andy

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Published
1968
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New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1968. First edition of Warhol's first novel, an experimental collection of four word-for-word transcriptions of tapes recorded by Warhol and Ondine between 1965 and 1967. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. a, A Novel, Warhol's knowing response to James Joyce's Ulysses, follows an uninterrupted twenty-four hours in the life… Read more
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cover of The Comic Almanack: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities.

The Comic Almanack: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities.

by [Cruikshank, George; William Thackeray; Albert Smith; Gilbert A. Beckett; The Brothers Mayhew]

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Published
1835-1853
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London: John Camden Hotten, 1835-1853. First editions of the first and second series of The Comic Almanack; illustrated by George Cruikshank. Octavo, four volumes bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards by Root & Son, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, ribbon bound in, with… Read more
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cover of L’Enfer de Dante Alighieri. Avec Les Dessins de Gustave Dore. [Dante’s Inferno].

L’Enfer de Dante Alighieri. Avec Les Dessins de Gustave Dore. [Dante’s Inferno].

by Alighieri, Dante

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Published
1861
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AU$13,012.56

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Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1861. First Hachette edition with French text of Dore's magnificently illustrated edition of Dante's Inferno. Folio, bound in full morocco by Antoine Chatelin with elaborate Grolieresque gilt-decorated morocco onlays to the spine and panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, full gilt-decorated morocco doublures, watered silk endleaves stamped in gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated… Read more
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