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Image for Illlustrations of Jerusalem and Mount Sinai; Including the Most interesting Sites Between Grand Cairo and Beirout. From Drawings By F. Arundale, Architect, With a descriptive Account of His Tour and Residence in Those Remarkable Countries.

Illlustrations of Jerusalem and Mount Sinai; Including the Most interesting Sites Between Grand Cairo and Beirout. From Drawings By F. Arundale, Architect, With a descriptive Account of His Tour and Residence in Those Remarkable Countries.

By: Arundale, F.

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn 1837: 1837

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 26617

Condition: Good


115pp. Frontispiece printed on Indian paper. Map, plan and 19 tinted lithographs (complete). The binding is waterdamaged but the very handsome plates are in good condition and tissue-guarded. Printing by Hallmandel. View more info

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Welsh Scenery from Drawings

By: BATTY, Captain

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, R, Jennings, Poultry 1825: 1825

Book number: 3985

Condition: Very Good


4to, unpaginated, a large paper copy, 35 engraved plates, protected by tissue, bound in full straight grained morocco with a blind stamped border to the boards, and some gilt decoration. All edges gilt, slightly worn at hinges and edges, but solid; Very good View more info

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The Cyclopaedia of Botany and Complete Book of Herbs: Forming a History and Description of All Plants, British or Foreign Which are Known to be Useful to Man

By: Brook, Richard

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Farrah [1854]: 1854

Book number: 44228

Condition: Very Good


2 volumes in 1. lix., 348 ; title, 349 - 733, directions to binder. 100 hand coloured plates as called for. Hand coloured vignette title. Bound in a recent quarter dark green morocco with marbled boards. Some foxing, but still a pleasing copy. View more info

Image for Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron. With Original And Selected Information on the Subjects of the Engravings By W Brockendon

Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron. With Original And Selected Information on the Subjects of the Engravings By W Brockendon

By: Byron, Lord ; Finden

Price: £275.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1833: 1833

Book number: 41328

Condition: Very Good


2 vols, [unpaginated]., Handsome dark red half morocco with slightly faded boards. AEG. 84 illustrations as called for. Corners bumped and rubbed, edges scuffed and rubbed. Very minor darkening to margins of pages, foxing to prelims. Generally very good and clean. View more info

Image for Ansichten von Wiesbaden und seiner Umgegend.: In Stahlstichen nach Zeichnungen / Vues De Wiesbaden et De Ses Environs ; Views of Wiesbaden and Its Environs Engraved on Steel

Ansichten von Wiesbaden und seiner Umgegend.: In Stahlstichen nach Zeichnungen / Vues De Wiesbaden et De Ses Environs ; Views of Wiesbaden and Its Environs Engraved on Steel

By: Dielmann, J.

Price: £195.00

Publisher: Frankfurt A.M., Carl Jugel 1844: 1844

Book number: 35654

Condition: Good


n.d. [circa 1844] Litho title page in gold and green, and 17 steel engraving. All, except one of the engravings still has the original coloured paper tissue guards, but the plates are quite heavily foxed. In the original glazed paper printed boards, with cloth spine, the binding is shaken and loose, and the boards are rubbed. However, a scarce item. View more info

Image for A Series of Engravings Selected from the Annuals Executed on Steel By Heath, Finden, Rolls &c

A Series of Engravings Selected from the Annuals Executed on Steel By Heath, Finden, Rolls &c

By: Finden ; Heath

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, James Reynolds 1848: 1848

Book number: 38483

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated collection of 200 steel engravings compiled from various nineteenth century annuals. Pretty gilt ornamented full morocco binding. AEG. Minor foxing, slight wear to binding. Binding is 156 x 127 mm View more info

Image for The Birds of Great Britain. Volume I. [Birds of Prey]. Facsimile edition.

The Birds of Great Britain. Volume I. [Birds of Prey]. Facsimile edition.

By: Gould, John

Price: £375.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Hill House Publishers 1990: 1990

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Book number: 54089

ISBN: 0947352090

Condition: Fine


Facsimile edition of volume one of the 1873 edition. cxl, plus description & plates. Large folio volume measuring 38cm x 55cm. Publisher's full maroon cloth with gilt device to front board of 'British Museum Natural History' and gilt lettering to spine. Fresh and clean and still in the original packaging. With 37 full-page colour plates. Volume I is the Birds of Prey volume. 'The Birds of Great Britain' was Gould's most popular work and had sold 442 copies by 1870 accord... View more info

Image for Iconologie Par Figures Ou Traite Complet Des Allegories, Emblemes &c Ouvrage Utile Aux Artistes Aux Amateurs, et Peuvent Servir a L'education Des Jeunes Personnea

Iconologie Par Figures Ou Traite Complet Des Allegories, Emblemes &c Ouvrage Utile Aux Artistes Aux Amateurs, et Peuvent Servir a L'education Des Jeunes Personnea

By: Gravelot et Cochin m m

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Paris, Lallve Graveur:

Book number: 46779

Condition: Very Good


[8], xvi, 99 pp., 4pp plates plus 2 portraits and 2 engraved titles. Large paper copy. Beautiful nut brown full straight grained morocco binding by Sotheran's. Gilt ruled lines, and wonderful tooling to boards. AEG. A touch of wear to leather, slight dents to top edge. Scattered light foxing, but very good and clean internally. Vol 1 only. View more info

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A Picturesque Tour of Italy : From Drawings Made in 1816-1817

By: Hakewill, James

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1820: 1820

Book number: 54728

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards very worn & rubbed with loss to marbled paper. Hinges split with text-block loose in case. Marbled endpapers. Extra-engraved title page. With 63 tissue-guarded full-page engravings. Descriptive text for each plate. Scattered foxing and staining. Plates complete. View more info

Image for Picturesque Views, with An Historical Account of the Inns of Court, in London and Westminster

Picturesque Views, with An Historical Account of the Inns of Court, in London and Westminster

By: Ireland, Samuel

Price: £750.00

Publisher: London, Printed by C. Clarke and Published By R. Faulder and J. Egerton 1800: 1800

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 35667

Condition: Near Fine


xvi., 254, errata leaf. 21 sepia aquatints of the Inns of Court. Bound in a very pleasant full tan calf executed by Baytun Riviere. Black and red title labels, and compartments filled with a leaf and berry design. Gilt lines to the boards, with a leaf and berry design towards the corners between lines. Blind stamped vine-leaf border panel in the middle of each board. Gilt inner-dentelles, and all edges gilt, 236 mm tall. A beautiful volume. Samuel Ireland was the ... View more info

Image for The Naturalist's Library. Vol. VIII. Ornithology. Game Birds. Memoir of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.

The Naturalist's Library. Vol. VIII. Ornithology. Game Birds. Memoir of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.

By: Jardine, Sir William

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Lizars circa 1834: 1834

Book number: 27197

Condition: Good


198 pp. Engraved frontispiece, coloured title vignette and 30 hand-coloured engraved plates. Heavily rubbed along spine and corner edges. marbled boards also rubbed. Top edge gilt. Plate a little darkened, but overall in good condition. View more info

Image for The Gallery of Scripture Engravings Historical and Landscape, with Descriptions, Historical, Geographical, and Pictorial.

The Gallery of Scripture Engravings Historical and Landscape, with Descriptions, Historical, Geographical, and Pictorial.

By: Kitto, John

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son, & Co.:

Book number: 41327

Condition: Very Good


2 vols, various paginations, n.d. circa 1850s. 3 vols bound as 2. Smart red morocco binding with raised decorative bands on spine, and red marbled boards and endpapers. Many steel engravings depicting various scenes complete with tissue guards. AEG. Bindings worn, particularly at edges, leather scuffed. One plate torn. Contemporary ownership sig on ffep. Very light and minor spotting, typically to verso of plates, generally very good and clean internally. View more info

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Sir Uvedale Price on the Picturesque

By: Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick

Price: £135.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Caldwell, Lloyd and Co. 1842: 1842

Book number: 36743

Condition: Very Good


xxvi, 586 pp, quarter antique calf with red morocco title label and marbled boards illustrated in b/w, some foxing internally. View more info

Image for Natural History of Parrots (Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets)

Natural History of Parrots (Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets)

By: LE VAILLANT, Francois

Price: £600.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Brian Chester - Imprime 1989: 1989

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Book number: 53061

ISBN: 0731668936

Condition: Fine


Limited edition facsimile 508/1000 Library Edition. Two vols in one, 335 x 240 mm, 158 colour litho plates after Jacque Barraband 152 pp of plate descriptions, 2 sides of index, and 8pp of ornithological commentry on the plates. There is also a 4 pp. facsimile of a manuscript letter inserted. Green cloth as issued, with inset illus. title page on front board, gilt lettering. Fine copy View more info

Image for Sicilian Scenery : From Drawings by P. DeWint. The Original Sketches by Major Light

Sicilian Scenery : From Drawings by P. DeWint. The Original Sketches by Major Light

By: Light, Major and P. DeWint

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Rodwell & Martin 1823: 1823

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 54605

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Contemporary maroon half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt title lettering. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Boards rubbed with wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers. Early bookplate to front pastedown. Stain to lower edge of some leaves. Scattered foxing and light staining to page edges. Engraved title-page with vignette of 'Crater of mount Etna.' Sixty full-page engravings of scenes of Sicily, with tissue-guards. Final vignette... View more info

Image for Di Tito Lucrezio Caro della Natura delle cose. Libri sei tradotti dal latino in italiano da Alessandro Marchetti. Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault interprete di S.M. Cma per le lingue italiana e Spagnola

Di Tito Lucrezio Caro della Natura delle cose. Libri sei tradotti dal latino in italiano da Alessandro Marchetti. Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault interprete di S.M. Cma per le lingue italiana e Spagnola

By: LUCREZIO, Caro Tito

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, A Spese Dell'Editore 1754: 1754

Book number: 45207

Condition: Very Good


2 vols, [8], 543 [pagination runs consecutively through both vols]. Bound in a contemporary full calf with lovely gilt panels on spine and lines and borders on boards. AEG. Illustrated with frontispieces and engraved titles in both vols, along with 6 plates and 12 head and tail vignettes. Bindings rubbed and chipped at extremities, hinges cracked, some chipping and loss to corners and spines, headbands missing. Bookplate on pastedowns of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey of Wre... View more info

Image for The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain with Their Classification History Culture and Other Interesting Information.  Volumes 1 to 10

The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain with Their Classification History Culture and Other Interesting Information. Volumes 1 to 10

By: Maund, B.

Price: £2,000.00

Publisher: Paternoster Row, London, Baldwin Cradock & Joy 1827 [1825] onwards: 1827

Book number: 41458

Condition: Poor


10 vols, [various paginations], 240 beautiful hand coloured plates through these, the first 10 volumes bound in a bottle green half morocco with green marbled boards. Bindings are in largely fragmentary state, many vols are missing spines, and boards are frequently detatched. The contents, remain in very good clean order, particularly the plates which are bright and clean throughout. Volume 1 has the engraved title page correctly stating vol. 1, but has a title page dat... View more info

Image for Antichi monumenti per servire all'opera intitolata l'Italia avanti il dominio dei Romani.

Antichi monumenti per servire all'opera intitolata l'Italia avanti il dominio dei Romani.

By: Micali, Giuseppe

Price: £400.00

Publisher: Firenze, Nella Stamperia Pagani 1810: 1810

Book number: 34474

Condition: Very Good


1 fold out map + Unpaginated collection of 70 copper engravings with a preface by Micali. Map detatched. ITALIAN TEXT. Engravings depict artefacts, dress, archeological sites associated with Roman history. Half vellum with marbled boards, red and green morocco labels, Bookplate on full title page covering a small repair which is probably the result of removing a library mark, boards rubbed, particularly at extremities, Vellum slightly browned and discoloured, Some plates... View more info

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The Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature

By: Rees, Abraham

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown 1820: 1820

Book number: 41152

Condition: Very Good


[unpaginated] Plate volume from the Rees Cyclopedia. 61 b/w double page maps, AEG, Light foxing, particularly to the verso of maps, some slight discolouration and wear particularly to extremities of boards. Generally a handsome volume. View more info

Image for The Magazine of Botany and Gardening  British and Foreign, comprehending Figures carefully coloured from Nature of Flowers, Fruits and Cryptogamia with descriptions thereof......Principles and Practise of Cultivation

The Magazine of Botany and Gardening British and Foreign, comprehending Figures carefully coloured from Nature of Flowers, Fruits and Cryptogamia with descriptions thereof......Principles and Practise of Cultivation

By: RENNIE, James

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, G. Henderson 1833: 1833

Book number: 774

Condition: Good


2 vols bound as 1, 1833 and 1834. All published. 55 plates including 52 hand coloured, 38 have four images on a page, 3 have two images on a page. Two engraved title pages. The binding is poor, and there is some offsetting and foxing. View more info