AVEDON Richard.; THE BEATLES (1967)
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison & Ringo Starr photographed by Richard Avedon for The Daily ExpressEnquire
Original posters the 'First limited edition'. 4 x 68.5 x 47.5 cm., printed in offset colour lithography. In black plastic frames with conservation grade perspex. N.p. [London], N.p. [Nems Enterprises Ltd.], N.d.,
TANAKA Ikko.; IZUMI Masakazu (1993)
Sabie - Zen. Atarashi Cha no katachi [Sabie Zen - A New Way of Tea]Enquire
First edition. Numerous photographic illustrations, many in colour. Japanese text. Small folio. Original decorated boards in dustwrapper (slightly faded spine) and obi, a very good copy. 151pp. Tokyo, Tankosha,
BETJEMAN John as Deirdre O'Betjeman (1962)
Some Immortal Hours. A Rhapsody of the Celtic Twilight Wrought in Word and Water ColourEnquire
Facsimile of the author's manuscript, with pictorial title page, large initial and many small initials and decorative devices, hand coloured. Seven leaves in total, each measuring 35.5 x 25.4cm. [One of eight copies for presentation of a total edition of 20]. Housed in a good quality modern folding case, with a leather lettering piece on the front cover. London, John Murray - "A good book from Mr. Murray is the blessed life blood of a Master Spirit".
CARRANZA Bartolomé Abp. of Toledo (1564)
Summa conciliorum et pontificum a Petro usque ad Iulium terium . . . cui accessit Concilii Tridentini tandem sub S.D.N. Pio IIII. Pontifice Maximo. Paris, apud Iacobum du Puys,Enquire
Woodcut headpiece and initial, each page ruled in red ink.16mo. (125 x 75mm). , 526,  (blank) ff. Contemporary vellum, single gilt fillet, central oval gilt arabesque stamp on covers and gilt arabesque corner-pieces, flat spine divided into compartments by decorative gilt roll, small flower tool in the centre of each compartment, title lettered in ink in the first, overlapping edges, fragment of 14th? century ms. used as binder's waste, g.e.
NARAHARA Ikko (1969)
Supein: Idanaru Gogo - Espana Grand Tarde Fiesta Vaya Con DiosEnquire
First edition. 2 vols. Numerous photographic plates. Folio. Original decorated boards in decorated slipcase, plastic wrapper, and outer cardboard box, a very good copy. Together with a folio booklet of Japanese and English text. Decorated endpapers. 239; pp. Tokyo, Kyuryudo,
SHINOYAMA Kisshin.; TESHIGAHARA Hiroshi (1990)
First edition. No. 36 of a limited edition of 800 copies. Numerous colour photographic plates. Folio. Orihon. Original decorated boards in folding blindstamped cloth box in outer cardboard case, together with a separately printed booklet of text in English and Japanese. A very good copy. Unpaginated. Tokyo, Privately Published,
"COLBERT JUN" ()
The Age of Paper; or An Essay on Banks and BankingEnquire
Containing the History of the most remarkable Paper Bubbles that have existed in Europe; with their effects on Society and Public Credit; pointing out the ruin with which both are threatened from too great an extension of the circulation of Paper of any Kind. To which are added, some curious anecdotes of different bankers at present in Europe. Shewing also, that society is liable to be ruined by this Dangerous Commerce. By Colbert, Jun.
First Edition. Small 8vo (200 x 115mm)., viii, [essay I] 9-31, , [essay II] 33-64pp. Title-page very lightly browned and foxed, fore-corners of a number of leaves rounded, some chipping to the edges in places, occasional light spotting, neat ink signature on the title-page [see below]. Recent patterned paper boards, manuscript label on the upper cover.
London: Published for the Proprietors, by Mr. Parsons...Mr Mason...,
BELL Gertrude ()
The Arab of MesopotamiaEnquire
First edition. With a map frontispiece. 12mo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover; mild bubbling to cloth, some of the gilt lettering worn away, very good otherwise. [vi], 202 pp. Basrah, Published by the Superintendent Government Press.
DUGDALE William (1676])
The Baronage of England, or an Historical Account of the Lives and most memorable Actions of our English Nobility in the Saxons time, to the Norman Conquest; and from thence, of those who had their rise before the end of King Henry the Third’s Reign. Deduced from Publick Records, Antient Historians, and other Authorities, by William Dugdale Norroy King of Arms. Tome the First. [- Tome the Second.]Enquire
First Edition. 2 vols. in 1. Folio. [Text: 412 x 230 mm]. 790, [2 (index); , 312 [Ss-Zz4 are omitted], 361-488, [4 (index)] pp. Light browning, occasional minor stains. Contemporary binding by Roger Bartlett of Oxford of black morocco, the covers tooled in gilt with a tall roll-tooled “cottage-roof” panel, the roof formed by strawberry volutes with clusters of strawberry volutes and a fleuron hanging from the eaves, leafy sprays and flowers in the corners and centre of the long sides. Spine with six bands, the second panel lettered in gilt on a red goatskin label with a pair of gilt stepped corner tools below, the third and sixth panels filled with repeated gilt impressions of a strawberry roll, the others with a central lozenge formed by a pair of fleurons with the stepped triangular corner tools in the corners. Comb-marbled endleaves. All edges gilt, with an original, although rather simple, fore-edge painting under the gilt of flowers and leaves drawn in ink and coloured in pink and light blue (joints rubbed, particularly at the bands and cracked in the top and bottom panels, corners slightly bumped).
London by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Roper, John Martin, and Henry Herringman, 1675 [-
BALLANTYNE R.M (1858)
The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific OceanEnquire
Colour printed frontispiece, pictorial title and six plates after drawings by the author, First edition, 8vo., original blue ripple-grain cloth, covers stamped in blind and front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, London, T.Nelson and Sons.
LAURIE Robert.; WHITTLE James ()
The Empire of China with its principal divisions; drawn from the surveys made the Jesuits: with improvements and additions from the maps of Monsr. d'AnvilleEnquire
Double-page engraved map, 505 x 570 mm, in fine original wash colour. This later printing has had the imprint (with date) scratched from the paper by the publisher. [London : Laurie & Whittle, 1794, but Richard Holmes Laurie],
NANSEN Fridtjof (1890)
The First Crossing of GreenlandEnquire
First English edition. 2 vols. Numerous illustrations plus 12 plates and 5 folding maps. 8vo. Silver-pictorial cloth, top edges silver; cloth a little bumped at the extremities, spines lightly sunned, occasional foxing, old clear tape repairs to short tears to the blank stub panel (and the verso of one short fold) of the map, pp 129-144 and 161-176 are duplicated. But a very good copy. London,
NICCOLO Antonio di
The Fool Feasting, historiated initial on a vellum leaf from a Choir Psalter, in Latin [Italy (Florence), c.1480-1500]Enquire
£9750.00Size: 540x390mm, with a large initial 'D' and a full border for Psalm 52 'Dixit insipiens …', the first psalm sung at Matins on Wednesdays, 15 lines, 380x240mm, medieval or early modern foliation '69' in red ink, the verso with an illuminated foliage initial to Psalm 53, some smudging, including head of the Fool, and with some flaking of gold and pigments, in some areas the leaf with a somewhat bobbled texture due to having previously been stuck to its mount.
The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. [- The Whole Book of Psalms]Enquire
2 vols. 24mo. Engraved title signed "WV" at the foot. 18th Century binding, circa 1740 and probably Scottish, of black morocco, covers with a gilt border, gilt spines, gilt edges.
London: for John Field, Printer to the Parliament,
BATES Henry Walter (1863)
The Naturalist on the River Amazons, A record of adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the equator, During Eleven Years of TravelEnquire
First edition. 2 vols. Folding map & 9 plates with illustrations in the text. Small 8vo. Fine contemporary half calf, spines gilt, minor slight blemish on the upper cover of vol. 1. ix, 351, 32ads.(dated January 1863); vi, 423pp. London, John Murray,
SMITH Albert (1861)
The New Game of the Ascent of Mont BlancEnquire
Second edition. Rule book: 4 engraved images (2 inside wrappers, 2 facing these); Game sheet: 54 coloured lithograph vignettes. Small 8vo. Folding linen-backed game sheet (545 by 415mm. approx.) Rule book: original printed wrappers, resewn, sticking tape stain to spine; with 4 game pieces, spinning die & 68 bone(?) counters in 4 colours; all contained within cloth covered box, with red morocco label to the lid bearing the title in gilt. 5-19pp. London, Myers & Co.,
POPE Alexander (1788)
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Six Volumes Complete. With his last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements; together with all his Notes, as they were delivered to the Editor a little before his Death. Printed verbatim from the Octavo Edition of Mr. WarburtonEnquire
6 Vols. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece, engraved plates to Windsor-Forest, Rape of the Lock, Eloisa to Abelard, January and May, Wife of Bath, Essay on Man (x 4), Moral Essays (x 5), First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace, Dunciad (x 5). Rather browned throughout, some off-setting from the plates, a few spots in places.
Contemporary tree calf by C. Kalthoeber (with his orange ticket in Vol. 1), smooth spines tooled in gilt and with red and green morocco labels, spot-marbled endpapers, yellow edges (corners worn, joints slightly rubbed, foot of spine of Vol. 3 damaged).
London for C. Bathurst, [etc.],
LAKE Carlton.; GILOT Françoise & (1965)
Vivre Avec PicassoEnquire
First French edition. Numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo. Original red printed wrappers, spine sunned and creased from reading, ink inscriptions & illustrations to front free endpaper & half title. 350pp. Paris, Calmann-Levy,
HARDY Thomas (1928)
Winter Words in Various Words an MetresEnquire
First edition. 8vo., original olive-green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, central gilt device to upper cover. In tan dust-jacket printed in black. Unopened, with the publishers list of new books. Near fine condition. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited.