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Select Views of London: With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Some of the Most Interesting...

Select Views of London: With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Some of the Most Interesting of Its Public Buildings

by PAPWORTH, JOHN B.

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London: R. Ackermann ., 1816. 4to, later 19th century full scarlet morocco by Riviere; triple fillet panels, marbled endpapers with inner dentelles gilt, spine with raised bands and gilt-ornamented compartments, all edges gilt. Expert hinge repair with custom-dyed Japanese paper. Mild offsetting of plates onto text. Plates bright and clean. With 76 hand-colored aquatint plates including five folding panoramas. Abbey, Scenery 217 notes two issues: no priority but copies with Papworth's name on title as in this copy are somewhat scarcer.. Full Morocco.. Fine.. 4to.
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Select Views of London: With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Some of the Most Interesting of Its Public Buildings

by Papworth, J. B.

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London: R. Ackermann, 1816. 4to, later 19th century full scarlet morocco by Rivière with triple gilt fillet panels, marbled endpapers with inner dentelles gilt, spine with raised bands and gilt-ornamented compartments, all edges gilt. Expert hinge repair with custom-dyed Japanese paper. Mild offsetting of plates onto text. Plates clean and bright. With 76 hand colored aquatint plates including five folding panoramas. Abbey, Scenery 217notes two issues; no priority but copies with Papworth's name on title page (as in this copy) are somewhat scarcer. An illustration can be found on my website by clicking on Cataloge 31 (item 90).. Full Morocco. Fine. 4to.
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Wanderings of a Pilgrim, in Search of the Picturesque , During Four-And-twenty Years in the East;...

Wanderings of a Pilgrim, in Search of the Picturesque , During Four-And-twenty Years in the East; with Revelations of Life in the Zenana

by Parks, Fanny

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London: Pelham Richardson, 1850. Two volumes. Thick 4to, period 3/4 vellum and marbled boards; gilt-decorated red leather labels, a little chipped, lacking the W from Wanderings in the label on the first volume. Some spotting on the uncolored plates and a few spots on some colored plates. Still a very attractive set, with the folding lithograph of the Himalayas present in an end pocket. Fifty lithograph plates by herself, her friends and Indian artists, of which 19 are colored, chromolithographed or tinted. An engaging and readable travel memoir of the period, written by the wife of a writer for the East India Company, chiefly about India although two plates deal with African subjects.She sailed without her husband up the Jumna River to Agra and up the Ganges to Fatehgarh and spent nearly a year in the Himalayas. Speaking fluent Hindustani, she studied and sketched the people, plant, animal and insect life. References: ODNB: "Reviewers noted the accuracy, detail and range of observation- as well… Read more
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A Pilgrim in Arabia

A Pilgrim in Arabia

by PHILBY, H. ST J. B. (HARRY ST. JOHN BRIDGES PHILBY)

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London: Golden Cockerel Press,, 1943. (London) Golden Cockerel Press (1943). 4to, quarter-crushed niger morocco and linen spine, banded and gilt lettered, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Linen a little soiled. An extremely nice copy. One of 350 (the first thirty were bound in full niger with a short supplement) printed in Perpetua type on Arnold's mouldmade paper. Portrait frontispiece of the author in Arab head- dress. In the Introduction, Philby writes ".the Arabs resent the tendency of the Christian West to claim, and by its greater military might, achieve control over the Islamic lands of the Middle East." Account of a journey that began in 1931. Binding is Morocco and Linen. 4to.. Morocco and Linen.. About Fine. 4to.
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DESSINS. 20 PLANCHES EN COULEURS

by (POCHOIR PLATES)

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Paris, 1930. Paris: A. Calavas (circa 1930). Folio, printed paper folder with split in middle of spine, edges of plates a little age-toned and some plates with very minor freckling. Twenty pochoir- colored plates of Russian and French designers. Two works each by Alexey Brodovitch (influential Russian photographer and graphic designer who emigrated to New York in 1930 and became art editor of Harper’s Bazaar), Marianne Clouzot (member of Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, painter and textile designer), Serge Gladky (French artist in Abstract, Cubist style and producer of several portfolios of his own work), Boris Lacroix (architect and designer, especially known today for his modernist lamps), Henry Valensi (Futurist designer), Yvonne Bouchaud, Jacques Camus, Okolow, Tchimoukow and Alexandra Bitchkova. Uncommon and interesting Futurist portfolio. . Paper Portfolio. Near Fine.. Folio.
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Maryland Silversmiths 1715-1830. With Illustrations of Their Silver and Their Marks and with a Facsimile of the Design Book of William Faris.

by PLEASANTS, J. HALL AND HOWARD SILL.

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BALTIMORE, 1930. Near Fine. Baltimore: (printed by the Lord Baltimore Press), 1930. Large thick 4to, black cloth spine and dark green boards. Lower front corner bumped, very slight rubbing to spine tips; an extremely nice, tight copy of a handsome book, finely printed and illustrated. One of the Fifty Books of the Year in the year it was published. One of 300 copies of this classic work on American silver.. Cloth and Boards.. About Fine.. Large Thick 4to.
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PAN. ANNUAIRE DU LUXE A PARIS. AN 1928

PAN. ANNUAIRE DU LUXE A PARIS. AN 1928

by POIRET, PAUL, editor

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Paris, 1928. (Paris 1928) 4to, mustard cloth; front cover lettered in silver and black. Fine ( binding not raveled!) . Title page on translucent paper, portrait of Paul Poiret, half-title and introductory page of text. No other volume was published. Six title leaves precede each section: "Monsieur et Madame" (fashion and accessories), "La Maison", "La Table", "Fantasies" (gifts and bibelots) , "La Ville" (theaters and restaurants) and "Voyages et Sports". With 115 superb plates of Art Deco advertisements mounted on stubs, many in color, with designs by the noted graphic artists of the day, including Charles Martin, Dignimont, Boucher, Oberle, Bofa, Dyl, Foujita, Dufy, Cocteau, et al. Firms advertised include, Hermès, Lanvin, Callot Soeurs, Van Cleef & Arpels, Maxims, Moulin Rouge and many others. The last plate promotes the services of Devambez, the firm that produced this album and many other innovative publicity pieces. Collated… Read more
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David Adler. The Architect and His Work

by Pratt, Richard

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Philadelphia & New York: M. Evans & Company, 1970. 4to, cloth . Small half-inch rub at bottom of front and back boards, else fine. No dust jacket. Best monograph on the Chicago architect. Chic Georgian interiors and exteriors of Jazz Age Chicago. One of the most gifted of the "great house" designers. Interesting list of his own architectural library, English, American and Continental. With 157 photographic plates by Ezra Stoller and others.. Cloth. Near Fine. 4to.
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The Book of Ruth.

by (NONESUCH PRESS)

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London: Nonesuch Press, 1933. Press Books and Fine Printing London 1933. Slim 8vo, stiff batik wrappers. Fine in slipcase. One of 250 copies with 18 pages printed within wide strapwork borders in sepia in a modification of William Caslons type. The borders are copied from those designed by Bernard Salomon for Jean de Tournes. Binding is Stiff Batik Wrappers.. Stiff Batik Wrappers. Fine.. Slim 8vo.
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An Essay on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and the Beautiful; and, on the Use of...

An Essay on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and the Beautiful; and, on the Use of Studying Pictures for the Purpose of Improving Real Landscape. a New Edition with Considerable Additions

by Price, Sir Uvedale

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London and Hereford: J. Robson and D. Walker for J. Robson, 1796. Two volumes, 1796 and 1798, Revised and preferred edition of Vol.I and the first edition of Vol.II. 8vo, contemporary calf with red morocco spine labels. Armorial bookplates of Richard Hart Davis (1767-1842), a descendant of William IV and collector of rare books and paintings. Primary documents of the Picturesque movement in landscape gardening, an attempt to discredit Capability Brown's theories of invasive landscaping and an argument for designing gardens after the landscape paintings of Claude Lorrain and Salvator Rosa. Weinreb 17:120: "(he) suggests an ordered procession from the grand Italianate garden around the mansion, through gravelled walks and shrubberies, to wooded parklands and eventually to unrestrained nature.". Contemporary Calf. Fine. 8vo.
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Quattro Elegantissime Ecloghe Rusticali  ( (Four Elegant Rustic Eclogues)

Quattro Elegantissime Ecloghe Rusticali ( (Four Elegant Rustic Eclogues)

by Pringle, G.

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Venice: Apresso Paulo Colombani, 1760. 4to, original pasteboard wrappers, spine lettered in ink in a contemporary hand. A fine, unwashed, uncut, unsophisticated copy preserved in a modern linen and morocco clamshell box with gilt-lettered spine. tear in outer margin of one leaf. Title page vignette, headpiece, five tailpieces, ornamental initials and four delightful and witty full page engraved plates. A charming Venetian pastoral , mostly on food and wine with four eclogues by various authors, each with a full page engraving and a large historiated initial associated with the scene in a genre of rustic poetry derived from Virgil's Eclogues and devoted to the rough pleasures of the countryside. The illustrations engraved by Antonio Baratti after designs by Pietro Antonio Novelli and Francesco Bartolozzi show scenes not of the nobility but of peasant life. A man pounds garlic, a pig is slaughtered and a young man stirs polenta. In a bacchanalian scene, satyrs crush grapes and drink wine. Brunet IV,… Read more
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Hints on Landscape Gardening

by Puckler-Muskaw, Prince Von

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1917. Original paper spine label. Edges a little worn, small stain on front cover, internally fine. With 39 illustrations, maps, plans and two large folding plates in front and back pockets which show the Prince's grounds before and after his improvements. This work evolved from his experience in developing his estate between 1815 and 1844. He visited the United States and lived for years in England at a time of great changes in landscape architecture initiated by Lancelot Brown and Humphry Repton, who influence his emphasis on natural and pictureque beauty. In turn, Charles Eliot, the American landscape designer, visited his estate in 1886. Cloth and Boards. Very Good. 8vo.
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Ruslan I Ludmilla

Ruslan I Ludmilla

by Pushkin, Alexander

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Moscow: A. I. Mamontov, 1899. Large folio, oatmeal linen over flexible boards. Large gilt abstract design incorporating dates of Pushkin's centenary on front cover. Light crease to upper right corner; front pastedown with splits in paper and inner hinges cracked. An attractive copy of a large and handsome book. Bookplate designed by Serge Chekhonin for Simeon J. Bolan, a New York bookseller instrumental in the creation of Slavic collections at major universities and libraries - a medieval Russian knight with a sword guarding an armful of books and manuscripts against a Slavic background. One of several opulent editions of Pushkin's poems issued in 1899 to commemorate his centenary. The poem is an epic fairy tale about the abduction of the daughter, Ludmilla, of the prince of Kiev by an evil wizard and the attempt of Rusland, the knight to rescue her. Eighteen gilt-bordered color lithographs with text, facing pages of text within gilt borders. Sergei Maliutin was a Russian painter and stage… Read more
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BORIS GODOUNOV.

by PUSHKIN, ALEXANDER.

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Paris: L'Édition d'Art/ H. Piazza , 1927. 8vo, green paper wrappers with lettering in red and gilt ornament. Fine in somewhat worn but intact original slipcase with small illustration. One of 145 printed on Japanese Imperial paper with additional suite of loose sheets printed in black in a separate portfolio. Color frontispiece and 15 elaborate color and gilt illustrations plus chapter headings; each page of text within decorative border in the style of the Neo-Russian art movement influenced by Ivan Bilibin. Play by Alexander Pushkin, Russia's greatest poet and playwright of the Romantic era: the disastrous reign of Boris Godounov, who reigned from 1598 to 1605.. Wrappers. Fine. Illus. by ZVORYKIN, BORIS. 8vo.
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