PHILBY H. St. J. B (1928)
Arabia of the WahhabisEnquire
1st edition. With 29 half-tone plates, a large folding map of Central Arabia (Riyadh) and a single page plan of Buraida. With 14 diagrammatic figures in the text by H.A.R. ("Kim") Philby, (then a King's Scholar of Westminster School). A little sporadic light foxing. Original green cloth boards. Slightly worn, back a little creased. 8vo. xv,422pp. Constable, London.
PHILBY Harry St. John Bridger (1952)
First edition. Folding map in a pocket at end. Illustrated throughout. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt, with original pictorial dustrwapper, minor reinforcement behind nicks at head of spine, else an excellent copy. xiv, 771pp. Ithaca, Cornell University Press,
MORRIS William (1900)
Architecture and History. A Paper read before the Society for the Protection of Ancient BuildingsEnquire
First edition. 8vo., original linen-backed grey boards, lettered in black slightly soiled and scuffed at edges, uncut. London, Printed by the Chiswick Press for Longmans & Co.
KORWIN, Marta (1929-1980)
[Archive for Marta Korwin, Primarily Regarding her Service with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), and Displaced Persons, in Germany following World War II]Enquire
An extensive archive, the content of which includes some of the following: Korwin’s UNRRA card; 4 typed reports on camps for displaced persons; an unpublished annotated typescript memoir of Korwin’s time with UNNRA (2 parts, 141 & 104 pp.); 67 original photographs of the students and staff of the arts college. Various places incl. Bocholt, Kabel-Hagen, London and Glasgow. Material dates from 1929-1980.
R.G.S. ARCTIC MANUAL (1875)
Arctic Geography and EthnologyEnquire
A selection of papers on Arctic Geography and Ethnology. Reprinted, and presented to the Arctic Expedition of 1875. First edition. 2 folding maps. 8vo. Particularly fine bright original blue cloth, gilt. xii, 292pp. London, John Murray,
HOVHANNES Hanna (1767-1768)
[Armenian] Girk’ Patmut’ean srboy ew meci k’alak’is Astoucoy Erusalemis, ew srboc’ tnorinakanac’ teleac’ tearn meroy Yisusi K’ristociEnquire
Fourth edition. Armenian text. Title within woodcut architectural border, woodcut illustration to p.10, woodcut headpiece and margin decoration to p.11, woodcut tailpiece to last page of prelims.; copiously decorated with woodcut initials and woodcut decoration to borders throughout. 4to. Contemporary black blindstamped goatskin, professionally repaired. Numerous ms. notations in Armenian. pp. 392, . With 4pp. prelims. bound in at end. Constantinople, Yovhannes Astuacaturi,
TOKLAS, Alice B (1958)
Aromas and Flavors of Past and PresentEnquire
With introduction and comments by Poppy Cannon. First edition. 8vo., original red cloth backed blue boards, gilt lettering on spine, dust jacket, slightly worn at very edges but generally a very good copy. New York, Harper Brothers.
EVANS Mark editor (2010)
Art Collecting and Lineage in the Elizabethan Age: The Lumley Inventory and PedigreeEnquire
Facsimile and Commentary on the Manuscript in the Possession of the Earl of Scarbrough.Folio. 168pp colour facsimile and 80 comparative illustrations. Red buckram.The Roxburghe Club,
CHYTRAEUS David (1584)
Articulorum symboli apostolici de filio dei domino nostro Iesu Christi. Explicatio ex praelectionibus Davidis Chytraei collecta, & edita a Ioanne Fredero. Wittenberg, excusa per haeredes Ioan. Cratonis, 1584. [Bound with:] De baptismo et eucharistia, ex praelectionibus Davidis Chytraei excepta. Wittenberg, edita per Zachariam LemanumEnquire
Some greek and hebrew letter, woodcut intials and ornaments in both works.8vo. (163 x 102mm). f. 343pp.; f. 1-156pp. ff. (blank). f. 157-534pp. ff. (last 3 blank). Contemporary vellum, spine gilt ruled in compartments, central gilt floral stamp in each, ink titles at head of spine.
TAKAKUWA Katsuo editor (1926])
Arusu Shashin Nenkan - The ARS Annual for Photographers 1926Enquire
First edition. 72 photographic plates. Japanese text with English abstract. 8vo. Original boards in slipcase, minor damage to headcaps, still a very good copy. 85(text), [vi](ads.)pp. Tokyo, Ars, dated: Taisho 15, [i.e.
BEECHAM John (1841)
Ashantee and the Gold Coast: Being a sketch of the history, social state, and superstitions of the inhabitants of those countriesEnquire
First edition. Folding map. 8vo. Original light brown blind-stamped cloth; rebacked, old spine laid down. A good copy. xix, 376pp. London, John Mason,
LE BAS M.Ph (1882)
depuis les Temps les plus anciens jusqu'a la Battalille d'Ancyre, en 1402. [With] TEXIER (Charles). Asie Mineure Description Géographique, Historique et Archéologique des Provinces et des Villes de la Chersonnése d'Asie. 2 vols. 6 folding maps & 64 plates. 8vo. Contemporary quarter cloth, French marbled boards spines gilt. [iv], 530; [iv], 758pp. Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1878 &
BURROUGHS William S., et al.; BERNER Jeff. General Editor.; HAUSMANN Raoul.; GINSNBERG Allen.; MCLUHAN Marshall (1966)
Astronauts of Inner-Space: An International Collection of Avant-Garde Activity. 17 Manifestoes, Artciles, Letters, 28 Poems & 1 Filmscript.Enquire
First edition. 8vo., original publishers wrappers, illustrated title-page.
San Francisco, Stolen Paper Reviews.
FROBENIUS Leo (1923)
First edition. 49 coloured maps (many folding) interleaved with loose text leaves. Folio. Original card folder. 12pp. Munich, C.H. Beck, 1921-31. [With] FROBENIUS (Leo.) Das Sterbende Afrika. First edition. 57 photographic plates & 30 colour plates. 4to. Quarter cloth printed boards, extremities slightly rubbed. xii, 86pp O.C. Recht, Munich,
PTOLEMY Claudius.; MERCATOR Gerard.; BERTIUS Petrus (1618-1619)
[Atlas of the classical world in two parts: 'Theatrum Geographiae Veteris, duobus Tomis Distinctum, edente Petro Bertio .']Enquire
Folio; two parts in one volume, lacking the general title. Part 1: 'Theatri Geographiae Veteris Tomus Prior in quo Cl. Ptol Alexandrini Geographiae libri VIII ...', engraved title-page, twenty-eight maps, twenty-seven double-page, Ptolemy's text in parallel Latin and Greek, followed by Mercator's 'Annotationes' in Latin with full-page engraved portrait of Mercator; Part 2: lacking the engraved title and portrait of Bertius (the latter as often); four double-page map sheets bearing the Tabulae Peutingerianae of Abraham Ortelius and the folding map titled Scheda Prior, with accompanying text, followed by 'Abrahami Ortelii Geographiae veteris tabulae aliquot', an abbreviated version of Ortelius' 'Parergon' with fourteen double-page engraved classical maps by or after Ortelius, the map of the Holy Land replaced by Hondius' atlas map of 1606. Woodcut diagrams and 3 engraved diagrams in the text, woodcut initials and headpieces. The first sheet of the Peutinger Table with split to one fold. Nineteenth century russia, rebacked with original spine laid down, boards and spine elaborately blind-stamped, corner devices and spine lettering stamped in gilt. [Amsterdam: Isaac Elzevir and Jodocus Hondius],
LANG Andrew (1898)
Aucassin and Nicolette.Enquire
Done into English by Andrew Lang. Fifth edition, one of 100 copies on hand made paper, signed by the publisher. 8vo., contemporary brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf, both covers decorated in gilt with wide art-nouveau border of stylized poppies and lilies on a field of gilt dots, smooth spine lettered in two panels and decorated with similar floral devices, endpaper turn-ins decorated similarly, with lily-pad devices. London, David Nutt.
BURKART Joseph (1836)
Aufenthalt und Reisen in Mexico in den Jahren 1825 bis 1834Enquire
Bemerkungen über Land, Produkte, Leben und Sitten der Einwohner und Beobachtungen aus dem Gebiet der Mineralogie, Geognosie, Bergbaukunde, Meteorologie, Geographie etc.First edition. 2 vols. 2 large folding maps (1 coloured) & 9 lithograph plates (1 coloured). 8vo. Contemporary dark speckled boards, spines lettered in gilt, light spotting to title pages, & some maps. x, [ii], 392, ; [iv], 286, pp. Stuttgart, Schweizerbart,
VICO Enea ((1619))
Augustarum imagines . . . Paris, apud Macaeum Ruette, 1619. [Bound with:] Ex libris XXIII commentariorum in vetera imperatorum romanorum numismata. Paris, [n.p.], 1619. Discorso sopra le medaglie de gli antichi. Paris, appresso Maceo RuetteEnquire
I: Fine engraved title-page and 63 full-page engraved plates, woodcut coins in text. II: Fine engraved title-page, full-page plate incorporating bust of Julius Caesar and 8 full-page plates of coins.3 works in one vol. 4to. ff. 192pp. ff. ; 130pp. ff.; 112pp. ff. 18th century half-calf, marbled boards, flat spine with labels lettered in gilt.
GARGIARIA Battista (1569?])
Aureum caelimundium, seu liber de caelo et mundoEnquire
Aurea descriptio mundialis... aedita annis ab octuagesima constitutione mundi, quinque millibus, & septingentis nonagintaseptem , regnante eodem domino.
folio (260 x 200mm). XXX, , XXX1-XLIIII, , Bologna device with motto 'libertas non bene pro toto venditur auro' on title-page, penultimate leaf with errata (recto) and 'peroratio', last leaf blank, 20 8-line woodcut initials, antique style calf-backed marbled boards, red morocco label. [Bologna?
SALE, Florentia 1790-1853. Author of A Journal of the Disasters in Afghanistan and wife of the British Army Officer Robert Henry Sale
Autograph Letter Signed (“Florentia Sale”)Enquire
to Miss Nicholson, 1 ½ page 8vo with integral blank leaf and envelope sheath, paper seal and postmarks for India and Rochester, Mobarckpore? [India], 11 February 1843.
CESARINI Alessandrol Cardinal, d. 1542
Autograph letter signed by Cardinal CesariniEnquire
Document on paper (298 x 216mm.). Two folded pages; letter on first page, 13 lines, written in an italic hand. On the final side the letter is addressed: "Al . . . Car. de Carpi legato della marcha".Dated Rome, 29 April 1540.
HILL Octavia 1838 -1912. Housing and social reformer (1895)
Autograph Letter Signed to "Mrs Seymour" containing some logistics relating to her work, appointing a man to a job, and mentioning how busy she is ("I have little time for correspondence"),Enquire
2 pages 8vo with integral blank leaf, 190 Marylebone Road, 25 May
ITALIAN THEATRE (1589)
AVANZI (Gio. Maria). Il satiro. Venice, Gio. Batt. Sessa & fratelli, 1587. [Bound with]: VIDA (Gieronimo). Filliria favola boscareccia. Venice, heirs of Marchio Sessa, 1587. [with]: LOMBARDI (Bernardino). L'alchimista. Venice, heirs of Marchio Sessa, 1586. [and]: BORGHINI (Raffaelo). La donna costante. Heirs of Marchio SessaEnquire
Cat device of the Sessa printing family on each title-page.4 works in one. 12mo. 19th century sprinkled German boards, label of the Counts of Schönborn pasted on front cover.
GROPIUS Walter.; MOHOLY-NAGY Laszlo.; SCHLEMMER Oskar (1925)
BauhausbÜcher 4. Die BÜhne im BauhausEnquire
Folding coloured plan, numerous illustrations. First edition. Small 4to., original pictorial wrappers after a design by Oskar Schlemmer, rebound with new endpapers in full brown crushed morocco signed Zaehnsdorf, lettered in silver, thin rule in silver at top and lower margins of the front board, the top board lettered in silver 'Ashley Dukes 50' the silver oxidised. Munich, Albert Langen Verlag.
BEATTY, David, Earl 1871-1936. Admiral
BEATTY, David, Earl (1871-1936). AdmiralEnquire
Photograph Signed ("David Beatty"), showing the admiral standing on the deck of a ship, his hands in his pockets, signed by him on a light portion of the image.Image size c. 6¼ x 8¼ ins., mounted and in a plain black wooden frame, in all 10 x 11½ ins., n.p., n.d.