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ROWLANDSON'S CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE LOWER ORDERS, INTENDED AS A COMPANION TO THE NEW...
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ROWLANDSON'S CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE LOWER ORDERS, INTENDED AS A COMPANION TO THE NEW PICTURE OF LONDON.

by ROWLANDSON, THOMAS.

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London: Samuel Leigh, 1820. 16mo (5 ½ x 3 ½ inches), nineteenth century three-quarter red morocco, spine with gilt bands, ornaments and lettering; marbled boards and matching endpapers; tissue guards. Pretty copy of the first edition of Rowlandson's second series of London street scenes and tradespeople in lively detailed settings. Male and female purveyors of food: rhubarb, cherries, baked goods, fish, dog meat, cucumber, etc. Trades, among others: the fireman, card sharp, itinerant musicians, raree-showman, man with telescope ("A Peep at the Comet"), beggars including disabled sailors, and , as usual, old Jews selling old clothes. Published as a supplement to Leigh's Guide to London. Hand colored frontispiece, advertisement and 53 hand colored plates with tissue guards. Charming little book. Tooley 424. Grolier 44. Not in Abbey, Life.. 3/4 Morocco . Fine. Illus. by Rowlandson, Thomas.. 16mo.
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RUSSKII KHUDOZHESTVENNI FARFOR (LA PORCELAINE D'ART RUSSE).

RUSSKII KHUDOZHESTVENNI FARFOR (LA PORCELAINE D'ART RUSSE).

by GOLLERBACH, E. AND M. FARMAKOVSKI.

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Leningrad, 1924. Color printed and pictorial stiff wrappers in blue and black on cream. Wrappers a little worn but sound. Captions in French and Russian; all else in Russian except summary pages in French. Collection of articles on Russian State Porcelain published to celebrate the first five years (1917-1922) of the State Porcelain Manufactory (private ceramic industry being nearly extinct). The artistic director as Sergei Chekhonin, one of the first artists to design ceramics with propaganda themes. Some historical background is also included, going back to porcelain created for Cathereine II. Full page plates, including 11 in color and 31 in sepia, and photographs in the text of the works and of the products and marks.. Printed and Pictorial Wrappers. Near Fine. Illus. by Chekhonin. 4to.
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Rachel et La Tragédie

Rachel et La Tragédie

by Janin, Jules

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Paris: Amyot, 1859. Large heavy 4to, full pebbled leather, spine banded and gilt-lettered and ornamented. Armorial binding with gilt arms of the kingdom of Württemberg and corner ornaments. Back cover with large gilt image of Rachel in her role of Monime. Large paper copy in an imposing binding. Light marginal waterstain throughout. Rachel (Elisabeth Rachel Félix 1821-1858) , known for her tragic roles, revived the French tragedies of Racine and Corneille in a classical style different from the exaggerations of the Romantic Movement. From a humble beginning as a street performer and daughter of itinerant Jewish peddlers, she became the star of the Comédie Française and the Théâtre Français. Prominent in society, she was the mistress of Napoleon III and many others.She is buried in the Jewish section of Père Lachaise Cemetery where her funeral service was recited by the Chief Rabbi of France. Text by the French critic, Jules Janin, discusses her… Read more
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Racing, Riding and Hunting. The Blue Market Races

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Oblong 12mo, gray wrappers with black lettering and decoration in red. Fine. Handstamp of Sagot, Paris poster dealer on cover. 31 pages. Trade catalogue for a series of six chromolithographs by Cecil Aldin reproduced here in miniature and in color. Also advertising another series of six , "The Fallowfield Hunt" with color reproductions and ordering information and another series of six, "Horses and Their Riders.". Wrappers. Fine. Illus. by Cecil Aldin. Oblong 12mo.
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Recherches Sur Les Drapeaux francais/oriflamme, Banniere De france/marques Nationales, Couleurs...

Recherches Sur Les Drapeaux francais/oriflamme, Banniere De france/marques Nationales, Couleurs Du Roi, Drapeaux De l'armee/pavillons De La Marine

by Desjardins, Gustave

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Paris: Vve. A. Morel et Cie, 1874. 4to, half red morocco and marbled boards; spine gilt-decorated and lettered. Joints skillfully repaired. Forty color lithograph plates, two lithograph plates, 56 figures in the text and twelve plates of French flags, standards and banners from the Middle Ages until 1789 of the army, navy and royal insignia. Vivid chromolithography by Lemercier et Ciel, Paris. Followed by "Tableaux Militaire des Drapeaux, Etendarts et Guidons des Troupes au Service de la France" for the year 1771. Chart (Plate XIII in black and white lithography) and 38 chromolithograph plates. Morocco and Boards. Fine. 4to.
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A Red-Framed Print of the Summer Palace

by Rattray, David

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New York: Vincent Fitzgerald, 1983. Small thin 8vo, red linen, title on front cover printed in silver on gray label. Fine. Binding by Gerald Charriere and Carol Joyce. One of 150 copies printed on Hosho paper at Wild Carrot Press . Letterpress in Palatino type. Title page calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. Four facsimile drawings by Peter Thompson printed on Moriko paper at the Meriden Gravure Company. Signed by author and illustrator. This copy also with presentation inscription by Vincent Fitzgerald.. By Artist and Author. Red Linen. Fine. Illus. by Peter Thompson. Small 8vo.
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Renault Presente Les "Stella"

Renault Presente Les "Stella"

by Renault

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Paris: Draeger, 1933. 4to, embossed silver foil boards lettered in blue and red; spiral bound. Bold radiating star design on covers. Edges and top of spiral a little rubbed else fine coply of a trade catalogue for seven models of the Renault "Stella", their luxury class. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographic views of the factory and production and of beautifully dressed people motoring, playing golf and watching a polo match. Striking chromolithograph fold-out centerfold with a large image of one of the cars splashed across and color lithograph images of other models on the flaps and outer pages of the centerfold.. Spira Bound Boards. Fine. 4to.
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Retreats: a Series of Designs, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Cottages, Villas, and...

Retreats: a Series of Designs, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Cottages, Villas, and Ornamental Buildings

by Thomson, James

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London: J. Taylor, Architectural Library, 1827. 4to, original dun boards, respined and recased retaining part of original paper spine label with new endpapers. Margins untrimmed with the uncut edges a little age-darkened; some foxing to preliminaries. Bright and resh with vivid , beautifully colored plates. With 16 page catalogue of J. Taylor, Architectural Library bound in a t end. First edition. With 32 page text and 41 plates, including 31 hand colored aquatinst. Scarce model book of late Regency designs by a Bath architect in Grecian, Gothic and Rustic styles. References: Abbey, Life 76:"a delightful and amusing book in fine grain aquatint skilfully colored." British Coloured Books Ipex 80 lists the 1833 edition.. Original Boards. About Fine. 4to.
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Revolt of the Tartars or Flight of the Kalmuck Khan & His People from the Russian Territories to the Frontiers of China

by De Quincey

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London: The Dropmore Press, 1948. One of 400 copies. Pictorial endpapers and title page and full page illustrations + pictorial chapter headings. A fine copy, nicely produced of this classic. From the introduction: "The Kalmucks did at the beginning of the 17th century escape from the tutelage of the Chinese Empire to spaces where the nascent Russian Empire would exercise over them a looser control." After 150 years, they returned from Muscovy to the Great Wall.. Pictorial Leather and Cloth. Fine. Illus. by Stuart Boyle. 4to.
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The Rhine from Its Source to the Sea.

by Stieler, Wachenhusen & Hacklander. [Rhine]. Co-authored by: Translated by G.C.T. Bartley.

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Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates, 1898. Travel & Exploration Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates, n.d. (1898). New Edition, Revised and Corrected. Two volumes. 8vo, navy cloth with elaborate gilt floral decoration and lettering on spines and fron t covers. Brilliant s et in the original cloth dust jackets with gilt- printed spines. Tissue-guarded lettered gravure plates. Folding map. Binding is Gilt Pictorial Cloth.. Cloth, Gilt.. Fine./Fine. 8vo.
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Riesenbauten Nordamerikas.

by Washburn, Frank.

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Zurich-Leipzig: Orell Fussli, 1930. Architecture & Landscape Design Zurich-Leipzig: Orell Füssli, 1930. Number 15 in Schaubücher series. 12mo, tan cloth and photographically illustrated boards. An order form for the series is laid in. W ith 23 pages text including desc ription of skyscrapers and 64 photographs of work by contemporary architects in New York, Louisiana, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tulsa, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Miam i, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and A tlantic City. Binding is Binding is Cloth and Boards.. Cloth and Boards. Fine.. 12mo.
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Romanorum Fontinalia Sive Nitidissimorum Perenniumque, Intra & Extra, Urben Roman...

Romanorum Fontinalia Sive Nitidissimorum Perenniumque, Intra & Extra, Urben Roman...

by Falda, Giovanni Battista

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Nuremburg: Froberger for Sandrart, 1685. Folio, early calf, worn and rubbed but sound. Minor worming. Plates fresh with strong impressions of the plates. Complete with 42 engraved plates of spectacular baroque Roman fountains whose style derived from the architecture of imperial antiquity. All but two of the plates are copies of etchings designed and engraved by Falda for "Le Fontane di Roma" of 1675. The fountains are linked to the urban spectacle of surrounding buildings and influenced by theatrical stage design. They include those in St. Peter's Square and at the papal palaces and the Pantheon; in the Piazzas Capitoline, Navona, de Popolo and di Spagna; in front of the Palaces Aldobrandini, Colonna and Farnese; and the Moses fountain (Fontana dell'Aqua Felice). Millard, Italian Books, 36: "... the most sophisticaed and elaborate collection of plates ever engraved on the subject." Berlin Catalogue, 3604 (this edition).. Early Calf. Very Good. Folio.
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The Romantic Ballet in Lithographs of the Time.

by Beaumont, Cyril W. and Sacheverell Sitwell.

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London: Faber & Faber, 1938. Performing arts London: Faber & Faber (1938). Small 4to, silver cloth with gilt-lettered pink and green label. About fine in lightly soiled, else excellent, pictorial dust jacket; partly unopened. Wit h 316 pages text and annotated catalogue, index and 81 full page collotype plates, of which nine are stencilled in color and tipped in. Collection of nearly every lithograph of the Romantic ballet, 18 32-1850, depicti ng Taglioni, Elssler, Grisi, Cerrito, et al. A lovely book, printed on taupe paper.. Cloth... Fine./Very Good. Small 4to.
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Rossetti and His Circle.

by BEERBOHM, MAX.

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London: William Heinemann., 1922. Fine. in J Fair dj. Literature London: William Heinemann, 1922. 4to, gilt- lettered blue cloth. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket split at spine with some loss (printed parts of the jacket, including re ar wrapper with advertisements, are present). A humorous tribute to the Rossetti family and their circle, including Wilde, Ruskin, Millais, Ford Madox Brown, Swinburne, et al. Twenty two color plates mounted on art paper with amusi ng descriptive tissue guards. . Cloth. Fine/Good. Illus. by Beerbohm. 4to.
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Rudiments of Ancient Architecture, Containing an Historical Account of the Five Orders, with Their Proportions and Examples of Each from Antiques also, Extracts from Vitruvius, Pliny, etc. Relative to the Buildings of the Ancients. With A Dictionary of

by (TAYLOR, J., PUBLISHER)

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London J. Taylor ., 1810. worn. Architecture & Landscape Design London: J. Taylor, Architectural Library, 1810. 8vo, contemporary boards, worn; original paper spine label rubbed but legible. An 1819 ownership signature and a m odern small bookplate.Fourth edition, enlarged; first published in 1789, the fifth edition appeared in 1821. Eileen Harris, pages 399-400: "(its popularity) demonstrates the demand by people ?of taste and reading?." Eleven engraved plate s. With a useful twelve page list of J. Taylor?s architectural books published by J. Taylor.. Contemporary Boards. 8vo.
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Rum

Rum

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Paris: Louis Plouviez & Fils , Imprimeurs Paris, no date (circa 1920-1930). Oblong 12mo, tan wrappers printed and decorated in red on front and back covers. Clean tears along edges. Very nice copy of a fragile piece. Collection of about 45 rum labels with several additional smaller labels to be affixed to bottles. Bound together in printed wrappers with the details of the printers, Louis Plouviez et Fils, who worked in Paris between 1920 and 1930. Most of the imagery on the labels is of the black inhabitants of Martinique and is quite racist.. Decorated Wrappers. Near Fine. Oblong 12mo.
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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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Russki Balet v Karikatura
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Russki Balet v Karikatura

by Legat, Nicolai and Sergei

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St. Petersburg St. Petersburg: 1902-1905. Large 4to, modern clamshell box with gilt-lettered leather spine label. Remarkable complete collection of 95 color lithograph plates of dancers, choreographers, musicians and ballet-masters of the Imperial Russian Ballet, which is now known as the Mariinsky or Kirov Ballet. Minor toning to plates, which are bright and attractive. Brief pencilled descriptions on versos of plates by a previous owner. A double portrait of the Legat brothers serves as a frontispiece or title page. Nicolai and Sergei were dancers, choreographers and teachers and brillian caricaturists.Nicolai taught Fokine and Nijinsky as director of the Imperial Ballet School, and later in London, Danilova, Dolin and Lifar. Sergei, who also taught Nijinsky , killed himself in 1905. Their subjects includ Pavlova, Karsavina, Fokine, Kchecinskaya, Trefilova and Petipa. Many collaborated with the Ballets Russes. Niles and Leslie, page 308:"... unsurpassed for their penetrating and ironic comment… Read more
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Russkii Khudozhestvenni Farfor (La Porcelaine D'Art Russe)( Russian Art Porcelain)

by Gollerbach, E. And M. Farmakovski

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Leningrad, 1924. 4to, color pictorial stiff wrappers in blue and black on white. A little shabby but sound. Captions in French and Russian; all else in Russian except some pages of summary in French. Collection of articles on Russian State Porcelain, edited by Gollerbach and Farmakovsky published to celebrate the first five years (1917-1922) of the State Porcelain Manufactory (private ceramic industry being nearly extinct). The artistic director was Chekhonin , one of the first artists to design ceramics with propaganda themes. Also includes some historical background going back to porcelain created for Catherine II. Photographs in the text of the workers and of the products and marks. Full page plates , 11 in color, and 31 in sepia.. Pictorial Wrappers. Very Good. 4to.
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