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?
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.
COMMELIN Isaac ed (1646)
Begin Ende Voortgangh van de Vereenighde Nederlantsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie. AmsterdamEnquire
Third edition. 21 parts in 2 vols. Two extra engraved titlepages, two large folding maps, plus 228 other maps & plates. Oblong 4to. Contemporary calf, recased, rubbed, engraved title & one plate in vol. I mounted, minor marginal losses & tears to four plates, with repairs to tears & folds of 3 plates, large inkstain to one leaf of vol. I. Amsterdam
DÖBLIN Alfred ; MATCHANE Zaya Traduit de l'Allemand par.; MAC ORLAN Pierre Preface (1933)
Sixth edition. 8vo., [7pp.], pp-8-460, [1p.], in the original paper wrappers, with titles and ruling in red and black, in a cloth box, a signed, inscribed presentation copy to an unknown female drinker in the city of publication. Paris, Librairie Gallimard,
SABATIER DE CASTRES Antoine, l'abbe (1769)
Betsi, ou les bisarreries du destin. Amsterdam & Paris, chez Arksté & Merkus, chez de Hansy le jeuneEnquire
2 vols in one. xii, 254pp. f. (blank); ff. 266pp. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label (spine defective at head, rubbed).
BIBLE, Latin (1579)
Bibliorum codex sacer et authenticus, testamenti utriusque veteris & novi, ex hebraea & graeca veritate, quam proxime ad literam quidem fieri potuit, fidelissime translatus in linguam Latinam. [the OT in the version of Santes Pagninus, and the NT in the version of Theodore Beza, who has also written the preface addressed to Christian Readers]Zurich, Christopher FroschauerEnquire
Fine Froschouer ‘frog’ device on title coloured in red ink wash, 4 woodcut maps (Garden of Eden, the Wanderings of the Jews, Palestine, eastern Mediterranean) and illustrations in text, concentrated in the Old Testament.
4to (245 x 165mm.) , 585, ff, printed in 2 columns. Contemporary binding of vellum over pasteboard, covers once decorated in gilt (now oxidised to black) with a fine ornate centre-piece within a rolled border of columns, floral corners pieces, flat spine decorated in four compartments, yapp edges (lacks silk ties).
McLure and MacDonald Co, Glasgow (1896)
Big Class cutters, Meteor II and an unidentified other.Enquire
2 large format photographs, in substantial original dark wood frames, each 720 x 615 mm within mount, signed in ink on the second photograph lower right "McLure MacDonald & Co. Glasgow". c.
STEWART Dugald (1811)
Biographical Memoirs of Adam Smith, L.L.D., of William Robertson, D.D., and of Thomas Reid, D.DEnquire
read before the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Now collected in one volume, with some additional notes. 3 engraved portraits, one each of Smith, Robertson, and Reid. First Edition. 4to. x, 532 pp. Original blue boards, paper spine with letterpress label. Edinburgh: by George Ramsay and Company, for W. Creech, Bell and Bradfute, and A. Constable and Co., etc.,