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c1860 L'Ornato Vademecum Augusto Ganari in Italian Illustrated Art Motifs
c1860 L'Ornato Vademecum Augusto Ganari in Italian Illustrated Art Motifs

Price: £245.00

A beautifully illustrated decoration handbook for sculptors, calligraphers, potters, engravers, decorators, designers, goldsmiths and more. By Professor Augustus Garneri, expert in the field of architectural decoration and design. Ornamental...

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c1860 Suggestions for Illuminating W Randle Harrison Colour illustrated Alphabet
c1860 Suggestions for Illuminating W Randle Harrison Colour illustrated Alphabet

Price: £185.00

A beautifully illustrated collection of instructions for practising the art of illuminating. Twenty colour plates of alphabets and designs for initial letters and borders. Illustration are chromo-lithographed...

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c1860 Victorian Picture Album Collection Drawings Sketches Picturesque Unique
c1860 Victorian Picture Album Collection Drawings Sketches Picturesque Unique

Price: £110.00

This is a unique collection of pictures and sketches collected in an album.Featuring picturesque coloured scenes and hand drawn sketches dated 1864.

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c1862 A Collection of Plates From Various Works Edith Beck Scrap Book
c1862 A Collection of Plates From Various Works Edith Beck Scrap Book

Price: £90.00

A photo album scrap book compiling plates from numerous varying works, showing portraits and landscapes. A photo album scrap book containing plates of many works. Containing plates from 'Italy'...

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c1867 Rural Homes or Sketches of Houses Wheeler Revised Edition Illustrated
c1867 Rural Homes or Sketches of Houses Wheeler Revised Edition Illustrated

Price: £120.00

A fascinating architectural study of 'Rural Homes' in America by the renowned British architect who designed numerous homes in the United States, Gervase Wheeler. Copiously illustrated throughout...

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c1868 Female Characters of Goethe Illustrated William Kaulbach G. H. Lewes
c1868 Female Characters of Goethe Illustrated William Kaulbach G. H. Lewes

Price: £79.99

A beautiful and scarce collection of illustrated plates of Goethe's Female characters from William Kaulbach.Illustrated frontispiece with portrait of Goethe. Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805 -1874) was a German painter, noted mainly as a...

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c1869 5vol Lodges Portraits Of Illustrious Personages Of Great Britain Memoirs
c1869 5vol Lodges Portraits Of Illustrious Personages Of Great Britain Memoirs

Price: £275.00

An elaborate work, being an illustrated collection of portraits with biographical and historical memoirs written by Edmund Lodge. With two-hundred and forty black and white engravings with decorative borders, engraved...

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c1873 A Guide To Porcelain Painting Sidney T Whiteford Illustrated
c1873 A Guide To Porcelain Painting Sidney T Whiteford  Illustrated

Price: £37.00

Sidney T. Whiteford's small but thorough guide to the art of porcelain painting.Believed first edition. Undated as called for with publisher's ad's to rear ending 1873. Illustrated throughout with numerous examples by the author,...

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c1880 2vol Pictures and Royal Portraits of English and Scottish History T Archer
c1880 2vol Pictures and Royal Portraits of English and Scottish History T Archer

Price: £140.00

Two volumes of this wonderful collection of portraits illustrating figures from English and Scottish History.Printed by subscription, as stated to volume I. With sixty nine plates across the two volumes, forty-three historical designs,...

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c1880 2Vol Society Pictures by George du Maurier Selected from Punch Illus
c1880 2Vol Society Pictures by George du Maurier Selected from Punch Illus

Price: £55.00

A two volume set of the drawings of George du Maurier.Parts one and four of original four volume set.George du Maurier was a French-born British cartoonist and author known for his contributions to Punch. He became a member of the...

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c1880 ART British Painters, 18th & 19th Centuries ILLUS
c1880 ART British Painters, 18th & 19th Centuries ILLUS

Price: £79.99

A decorative, extensively illustrated monograph on the work of British painters in the seventeen- and eighteen-hundreds. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering, and gilt, stamped, and blind-stamped decoration. Presumed First Edition. With...

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c1880 The Amateur Pottery and Glass Painter E Campbell Hancock Colour Plates
c1880 The Amateur Pottery and Glass Painter E Campbell Hancock Colour Plates

Price: £29.99

An illustrated work intended for instruction in painting and decorating pottery and glass. Including three coloured plates and numerous illustrations in the text. With an appendix reprinted by the special permission of the Department...

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c1880 Turner's Rivers of France John Ruskin Leitch Ritchie Plates Art
c1880 Turner's Rivers of France John Ruskin Leitch Ritchie Plates Art

Price: £225.00

A study of the rivers of France, as painted by Turner. With an introduction by John Ruskin and steel engravings selected from the originals of J. M. W. Turner. Described by Leitch Ritchie, and with a biography of the artist by...

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c1881 Hancock's Copies for China Painter Albert Hill Coloured Plates
c1881 Hancock's Copies for China Painter Albert Hill Coloured Plates

Price: £240.00

A collection of beautifully coloured plates for the instruction of china painting. With, 'General Hints for Mixing and Painting with Hancock's Worcester China Colours' bound to the rear.

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c1881 Our people Charles Keene Illustrtaions Punch Exempli Gratia Club Law Canny
c1881 Our people Charles Keene Illustrtaions Punch Exempli Gratia Club Law Canny

Price: £40.00

A collection of works from the unique character artist admired by Degas and Pissaro, Charles Keene. Includes 400 illustrations throughout entitled Alma Mater, A Cool Card, Tyranny and Woman's Right.  Keene's qualities as an artist...

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c1881-93 56vols A Collection of French Art Books from the Library of Fine Arts
c1881-93 56vols A Collection of French Art Books from the Library of Fine Arts

Price: £2,450.00

A collection of uniformly bound French books on a range of topics including Art, History, Music, Architecture and Archaeology, from the Library of Teaching Fine Arts.(In French: Bibliotheque de l'Enseignement des Beaux-Arts.)In...

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c1886 A Course of Sepia Painting R P Leitch Tinted Plates
c1886 A Course of Sepia Painting R P Leitch Tinted Plates

Price: £39.99

A collection of sepia plates, taken from designs by R. P. Leitch.Including a publisher's catalogue to the rear.

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c1889 WOOD CARVING SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM Eleanor Rowe
c1889 WOOD CARVING SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM Eleanor Rowe

Price: £347.99

Elephant folio (20" tall) bound in red cloth. Very scarce. This book contains seventy-two full-page plates. These volumes seem to have been previously published in separate volumes: Folio I: Seventeenth Century, Folio II:...

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c1890 Alfred Denyer Linear Perspective Schools Of Art Illustrated Paper Wraps
c1890 Alfred Denyer Linear Perspective Schools Of Art Illustrated Paper Wraps

Price: £39.99

A scarce copy of Linear Perspective for the use of Schools of Art A Series of 31 Problems worked from Plans and Elevations without the use of Measuring Points by Alfred Denyer, Master of Bedford School of Art.Second edition, revised.In...

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c1890 Private Album of Plates and Engravings
c1890 Private Album of Plates and Engravings

Price: £60.00

A collection of privately-collected illustrations, engravings, and plates, tipped into a finely-bound album. Including agricultural scenes, pets, children, and more.

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c1890 Vere Foster's Painting for Beginners Coloured Plates
c1890 Vere Foster's Painting for Beginners Coloured Plates

Price: £34.99

A late Victorian guide to the art of painting from Vere Foster. Illustrated throughout with many tipped-in coloured plates from J. Callow, along with outline sketches of each painting.

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c1895 Pictures from Dickens With Readings With Illustrations by H M Paget etc.
c1895 Pictures from Dickens With Readings With Illustrations by H M Paget etc.

Price: £34.00

A short selection of extracts from novels by Charles Dickens.Illustrated, with twelve plates and several vignettes.Collated, complete.Illustrators are H M Paget, Fred Barnard, Harold Copping, John H Bacon and Victor Venner.This...

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c1900 2 vols Master PAINTERS of BRITAIN by White ART
c1900 2 vols Master PAINTERS of BRITAIN by White ART

Price: £59.99

Volumes I and III of Gleeson White's The Master Painters of Britain, in a nouveau binding. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. A very good copy. With 41 plates in each volume, including frontis. Two volumes,...

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c1900 Alphabet de La Brodeuse DMC Embroidery Patterns
c1900 Alphabet de La Brodeuse DMC Embroidery Patterns

Price: £75.00

A comprehensive and fascinating work on embroidery. Undated, dated using inscription to front pastedown. A lovely work, in the original French. Illustrated throughout, with many examples...

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c1900 Drawings of Watteau Octave Uzanne Colour Plates
c1900 Drawings of Watteau Octave Uzanne Colour Plates

Price: £22.99

A study of the drawings of Antoine Watteau. Jean-Antoine Watteau (October 10, 1684 July 18, 1721) was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement (in the tradition of Correggio and...

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c1900 English FURNITURE Decoration Eighteenth Century Thomas Arthur STRANGE 1st
c1900 English FURNITURE Decoration Eighteenth Century Thomas Arthur STRANGE 1st

Price: £59.99

A presumed first edition of this beautifully illustrated guide to furniture and decorative art from the long eighteenth century. First Edition. 'English furniture, decoration, woodwork and allied arts during the last half of the...

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c1900 Furniture Designs French Illustrated Doris Langley Moore Very Scarce
c1900 Furniture Designs French Illustrated Doris Langley Moore Very Scarce

Price: £195.00

An attractive collection of 40 plates depicting various styles of furniture. Label to front pastedown suggests previous owner to have been Doris Langley Moore (19021989), one of the first important female fashion historians. Langley...

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c1900 Italian Art Statvary Scarce Art Catalogue Tinted Plates
c1900 Italian Art Statvary Scarce Art Catalogue Tinted Plates

Price: £250.00

A very scarce catalogue of Italian art from the early twentieth century.Illustrated with many tinted plates of marble sculptures.

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c1900 Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs with Numerous Plates in French
c1900 Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs with Numerous Plates in French

Price: £29.99

A collection of artwork exhibited at the Palace of Industry, Paris.Particular collections: including ceramics, furniture, metalwork, drawings, casts and tissues.The volume should contain 56 plates but is missing 9, 10, 15, 17, 24,...

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c1900 Scrapbook of Country scenes Colour Illustrated Unusual Portraits Animals
c1900 Scrapbook of Country scenes Colour Illustrated Unusual Portraits Animals

Price: £40.00

An unusual scrapbook of art depicting religious and provincial scenes. Various colour illustrated plates of animals such as hares, deer and pheasant as well as scenes of children playing, flowers, insects, young lovers, port scenes...

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c1900 The Art Annual John MacWhirter Life and Work Illustrated Advertisements
c1900 The Art Annual John MacWhirter Life and Work Illustrated Advertisements

Price: £17.99

An illustrated biography of John MacWhirter, bound in the scarce original wraps. John MacWhirter, (1839-1911) was a Scottish landscape painter who specialised in romantic landscapes with a great fondness for trees, spending much...

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c1900 Turner's Watercolours at Farnley Hall Finberg Carisbrooke House F G Mckee
c1900 Turner's Watercolours at Farnley Hall Finberg Carisbrooke House F G Mckee

Price: £130.00

A collection of plates illustrating Turner's Watercolours at Farnley Hall. Collated, complete with thirty colour illustrated plates. The tissue guards to each plate gives the plate number, the title of the painting and its original...

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c1902 3vol English Watercolours Reproductions First edition Colour Illustrated
c1902 3vol English Watercolours Reproductions First edition Colour Illustrated

Price: £68.00

A beautiful collection of English watercolours accompanied by commentaries and history.Numerous illustrated tipped in plates in each volume from artists such as Charles Green, Philip James Loutherbourg, Edward William Cooke...

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c1906 Plates Art Ephemera Miniatures Postcards Photographs Paintings
c1906 Plates Art Ephemera Miniatures Postcards Photographs Paintings

Price: £99.99

An interesting selection of plates and photographs of art and antiques, most in black and white with a few in full-colour. Including a portrait of the Duchess of Marlborough, some photographs of beautiful enamelwork and three...

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c1907 Prehistoric Proverbs Lawson Wood 12 Watercolour Drawings Humour Illus
c1907 Prehistoric Proverbs Lawson Wood 12 Watercolour Drawings Humour Illus

Price: £220.00

A scarce copy of this collection of Wood's humorous plates depicting prehistoric life. Featuring 12 tipped-in illustrated plates. Lawson Wood (23 August 1878 26 October 1957) was an English painter, illustrator and designer known...

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c1910 Four Hundred Humorous Illustrations by George Cruikshank Second Edition
c1910 Four Hundred Humorous Illustrations by George Cruikshank Second Edition

Price: £44.00

A collection of Four Hundred Humorous Illustrations by George Cruikshank.With a Portrait and Biographical Sketch.Second Edition.Undated, circa 1910 dated from Copac.

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c1914 ART Auction catalogue ILLUS. Albert OPPENHEIM
c1914 ART Auction catalogue ILLUS. Albert OPPENHEIM

Price: £99.99

A sumptuously illustrated edition of the Rudolph Lepke auction catalogue for Oppenheim's collection of Old Masters. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Originally dated 1914 (First Edition), but with amendments laid down over...

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c1916 OLD GLASS How Collect Sydney LEWIS Illustrated
c1916 OLD GLASS How Collect Sydney LEWIS Illustrated

Price: £44.99

An interesting and richly illustrated guide to collecting antique glass. Featuring 42 illustrations, including a coloured frontispiece. With 'A Catalogue Showing the Latest Prices of Important Pieces of Glass Sold by Auction...

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c1920 Decorative Wood Work Marquetrie Staining L V Fitzgerald Scarce Illustrated
c1920 Decorative Wood Work Marquetrie Staining L V Fitzgerald Scarce Illustrated

Price: £59.99

A scarce pamphlet on the art of wood staining.Second edition, revised and enlarged. Including, 'Vernis Martin, cerosina, oil and water gidling, polishing and varnishing.'

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c1920 Fine Furniture Colour Plates Interior Design
c1920 Fine Furniture Colour Plates Interior Design

Price: £170.00

A catalogue of twentieth-century furniture.Illustrated with colour plates, and numerous monochrome photographs.

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c1920 LXIX Catalogue Illustre German and French Design Illustrated
c1920 LXIX Catalogue Illustre German and French Design Illustrated

Price: £300.00

A bound collection of five design catalogues.Containing calligraphy, ornaments, lace and embroidery and artistic bindings.In French and German.With beautiful illustrations, including plates and a colour foldout design.

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c1921 A Collection of Five Watercolours of Hampton Court Leather Photo Album
c1921 A Collection of Five Watercolours of Hampton Court Leather Photo Album

Price: £550.00

A smartly bound photo album with five original watercolour paintings of Hampton Court Palace by G. S. Livesey. With five original watercolour paintings by G. S. Livesey. One painting is titled...

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c1922 English Decoration and Furniture Later XVIIIth Cent Jourdain Illustrated
c1922 English Decoration and Furniture Later XVIIIth Cent Jourdain Illustrated

Price: £295.00

A profusely illustrated account of the development and characteristic forms of furniture during the tumultuous reign of George III.Includes information on materials and processes of decorative metal work and room lightings as...

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c1923 Decorative ARTS in England by H. H. MULLINER
c1923 Decorative ARTS in England by H. H. MULLINER

Price: £179.99

A nice clean copy. Bound in paper covered boards with gilt lettering. Herbert Hall Mulliner (1861 1924) was the connoisseur and director of the decorating firm Lenygon and Company and a well-known collector of English furniture....

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c1924 Courtney Lewis George Baxter The Picture Printer 80 Plates Some In Colour
c1924 Courtney Lewis George Baxter The Picture Printer 80 Plates Some In Colour

Price: £59.99

George Baxter The Picture Printer by C. T. Courtney Lewis illustrated with eighty plates, some in colour. An account of the life, work and legacy of George Baxter (1804 - 1867) who was an English artist and printer based in...

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c1924 Rohrer Artistic Marcel Water Permanent Waving Hair Bobbing Scarce Plates
c1924 Rohrer Artistic Marcel Water Permanent Waving Hair Bobbing Scarce Plates

Price: £90.00

A handbook for the hairdresserThis is a very handy guide for the hair stylist, including directions for a variety of hair styles. There is also additional advice for running your own salon, for example on displays and successful salesmanship....

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c1925 Contemporary Figure Painters Colour Illustrated A L Baldry Anglada Mancini
c1925 Contemporary Figure Painters Colour Illustrated A L Baldry Anglada Mancini

Price: £45.00

A collection of colour illustrated plates from various international artists with a discussion of nationality in art from Baldry.   Includes twenty-four colour plates tipped in.The work is edited by Geoffrey Holme and...

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c1925 Die Samlung Fritz Buckardt GERMAN Catalogue
c1925 Die Samlung Fritz Buckardt GERMAN Catalogue

Price: £89.99

 A copy of the hard to fine auction catalogue for the collection of Fritz Buckhardt In German Scarce Bound in cloth with a leather label and gilt lettering Undated copy, but stated elsewhere online to...

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c1925 Figure Painters Contemporary Colour Illustrated A L Baldry Anglada Mancini
c1925 Figure Painters Contemporary Colour Illustrated A L Baldry Anglada Mancini

Price: £75.00

A collection of colour illustrated plates from various international artists with a discussion of nationality in art from Baldry.   Includes twenty-four colour plates tipped in.The work is edited by Geoffrey Holme and...

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c1925 MOBEL UND RAUMKUNST IN ENGLAND G.M.Ellwood
c1925 MOBEL UND RAUMKUNST IN ENGLAND  G.M.Ellwood

Price: £36.99

A nice, clean copy of G.M. Ellwood's Mbel und Raumkunst in England. Bound in quarter-cloth, with paper-covered boards and gilt lettering. Second volume in the Bauformen-Bibliothek series. Fourth edition. George Montague...

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c1930 4vols La Sculpture Francaise by Jules Roussel with Illustrations
c1930 4vols La Sculpture Francaise by Jules Roussel with Illustrations

Price: £195.00

A set on La Sculpture Francaise covering the Gothic and Roman periods. By Jules Roussel, Directeur du Musee de Sculpture Comparee. Complete in four volumes. Each volume contains fifty plates, collated complete. Part of the 'Documents...

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c1930 AQUA-ETCHINGS OXFORD E Margaret Holmes
c1930 AQUA-ETCHINGS OXFORD E Margaret Holmes

Price: £220.00

An exquisite collection of aqua-etchings of landmarks in the historic city of Oxford. Featuring twelve tipped-in etchings by E Margaret Holmes. With Morris Oxford stamp and author's signature to front cover.

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c1930 To The East and Home Again Jo Spier Illustrated Plates Scarce
c1930 To The East and Home Again Jo Spier Illustrated Plates Scarce

Price: £45.00

A beautiful collection of illustrations by Jo Spier.Collated. Complete with 39 plates.Joseph Spier was a popular Dutch artist and illustrator born in Zutphen in the Netherlands. Spier worked for the newspaper De Telegraaf where he...

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c1931 Modern Masterpieces of BRITISH ART Illustrated
c1931 Modern Masterpieces of BRITISH ART Illustrated

Price: £175.00

A profusely illustrated book on British art. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. With 200 plates, each with description, collated complete. Bound with half title. "The colour reproductions of noteworthy examples...

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c1931 My Sketch Book in the Shiny Snaffles Payne 2nd Ed Dustwrapper Colour Illustrated
c1931 My Sketch Book in the Shiny Snaffles Payne 2nd Ed Dustwrapper Colour Illustrated

Price: £195.00

A second edition copy of this copiously illustrated work on field sports and hunting in India, by Snaffles. Rare in the dust wrapper. Charles "Snaffles" Johnson Payne was a renowned...

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c1933 Antike Fresken Faksimiles Nach Romischen Fresken im Vatkan Plates Wiegand
c1933 Antike Fresken Faksimiles Nach Romischen Fresken im Vatkan Plates Wiegand

Price: £595.00

A collection of facsimiles of Roman frescos, edited by Theodor Wiegand. With ten large colour plates and a monochrome plate depicting Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf (collated complete). Theodor Wiegand (October 30, 1864...

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c1933 Moderne MALEREI Impressionismus Gegenwart Art
c1933 Moderne MALEREI Impressionismus Gegenwart Art

Price: £49.99

An illustrated German guide to modern painting, from impressionism to contemporary art. Featuring numerous mounted coloured plates. A desciption of each painting is given on the pages opposite the plates.

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c1937 Janet Waring Early American Wall Stencils Illustrated Dustwrapper
c1937 Janet Waring Early American Wall Stencils Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £59.99

Originally published in 1937, this is a new edition of Waring's Early American Wall Stencils.As written on the title page: "A republication of Early American Stencils on Walls and Furniture, Part One; Including the Complete Text."With...

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c1940 Collection of Furniture Advertising Ephemera Interiors Shops Bristol
c1940 Collection of Furniture Advertising Ephemera Interiors Shops Bristol

Price: £40.00

A collection of advertisements and ephemera relating to furniture shops. Including a Christmas greeting from John Gloag, a writer in the field of furniture design. With an advertisement for Woodalls of Bristol,...

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c1940 The Doggie drawing book Scarce Illustrated F Morgan How To Draw It Series
c1940 The Doggie drawing book Scarce Illustrated F Morgan How To Draw It Series

Price: £90.00

A very scarce charming collection of sketches and advice on drawing dogs. Many cartoon scenes of puppies playing. Each illustrated plate is accompanied by a humorous line of text and the first step in replicating...

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c1945 Printing Design and Layout Typography Vincent Steer Printing Typefaces
c1945 Printing Design and Layout Typography Vincent Steer Printing Typefaces

Price: £69.99

An important typographical work on the art of printing and graphic design from Vincent Steer. Second edition. With many vignette illustrations throughout, and red-and-black illustrations to the rear.  Vincent Steer was a...

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c1947 Andre Lejard The Art Of The French Book With Colour Plates First Edition
c1947 Andre Lejard The Art Of The French Book With Colour Plates First Edition

Price: £60.00

A first edition volume on the art of French books, edited by Andre Lejard.With and introduction by Philip James, director of art at The Arts Council of Great Britain, the work deals with volumes from early manuscripts up until...

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c1957 Vladamir Fiala Layton Russian Painting Eighteenth Nineteenth Centuries
c1957 Vladamir Fiala Layton Russian Painting Eighteenth Nineteenth Centuries

Price: £44.00

A collection of reproductions of Russian paintings of the 18th and 19th Centuries, along with short biographies of the artists. Depicting both urban and rural scenes, the works here make for a fascinating insight into the enormity...

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c1960 Leschiera / Campionario Caratteri Illustrated Rare
c1960 Leschiera  / Campionario Caratteri Illustrated Rare

Price: £275.00

12" by 8.5"; [unpaginated]        

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c1964 2vols Monumenta Iconographica 1536-1860 B Del Carrill A G Aguirre Saravia
c1964 2vols Monumenta Iconographica 1536-1860 B Del Carrill A G Aguirre Saravia

Price: £595.00

An interesting and important work of the art-history of Argentina.No date to title page, dated from copac. Collated, complete.The two volumes convey the development and journey of Argentinian art from 1536-1860....

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c1976 Marca-Celli by Daniel Giralt-Miracle with a Preface by Harold Rosenberg
c1976 Marca-Celli by Daniel Giralt-Miracle with a Preface by Harold Rosenberg

Price: £64.99

A collection of the art works of Marca-Relli by Daniel Giralt-Miracle.With a Preface by Harold Rosenberg.Conrad Marca-Relli (born Corrado Marcarelli; June 5, 1913 Boston August 29, 2000 Parma) was an American artist who belonged to...

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Costumes Moeurs et Coutumes des Russes
Costumes Moeurs et Coutumes des Russes

Price: £2,950.00

A wonderfully illustrated and highly regarded illustrated work regarding the costumes, manners and customs of Russia. A very scarce and informative work. Illustrated with thirty-nine colour...

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 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...