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DIDEROT, Denis. Lutherie (Musical Instrument…

Diderot on Musical Instrument Making

DIDEROT, Denis. Lutherie (Musical Instrument Making)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 5 and the Supplementary Plates Volume Paris (1767)


Folio, 253 x 393mm. 3 pages of descriptive text & 37 loose plates with their accompanying 3 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…

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LACHEVRE, Bernard R. Le Rouen.

LACHEVRE, Bernard R. Le Rouen.

Original lithograph with colour, printed for Chemins de fer de l'Etat, 1920. 1000 x 620 mm.

The poster was issued by Réseau de l'État (State Railway Network) to promote the ferry service between Newhaven and Dieppe on Le Rouen.


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MERCATOR. Map of China.

MERCATOR. Map of China.

Original copper engraved map with hand colour from Volume II of Gerard Mercator's "Atlas or a Geographicke Description of the Regions Countries or Kingdomes of the World," as published by Hondius c.1636. 365 x 475 mm.

With image of crucifixion, sea monsters and showing part of the North West coast of America in top right corner.


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TILLEY, Henry Arthur. Japan, the Amoor, and the…

TILLEY, Henry Arthur. Japan, the Amoor, and the Pacific; with notices of other places comprised in a Voyage of Circumnavigation in the Imperial Russian Corvette "Rynda" in 1858-1860.

Smith, Elder and Co., 1861.


8vo. Original green cloth gilt; pp. xii, 405, 2 (advertisements), 16 (publisher's list); 8 tinted lithographs; very slightly bumped, else a near-fine copy.First edition. The Englishman…

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URQUHART, David. The Lebanon: (Mount Souria.) A…

URQUHART, David. The Lebanon: (Mount Souria.) A History and a Diary.

Thomas Cautley Newby, 1860.


8vo. 2 volumes in one. Original brick red cloth, gilt, all edges gilt; pp. ix, 402, iv, 455; steel-engraved frontispiece to each volume, retaining tissue guard; expertly rebacked, preserving…

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DICKENS, Charles. The Pic Nic Papers.  By…

DICKENS, Charles. The Pic Nic Papers. By various hands. Edited by Charles Dickens.

Henry Colburn. 1841.


8vo., 3 volumes sometime bound by Rivière & Son in full dark green morocco, boards with french fillet panel, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, original boards bound in at rear…

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OVERTON, Thomas Collins. Original Designs of…

OVERTON, Thomas Collins. Original Designs of Temples, and other ornamental Buildings for Parks and Gardens, in the Greek, Roman, and Gothic Taste.

London, printed for the Author, and sold by Henry Webley, 1766.


Royal 8vo. Bound in contemporary full speckled calf, gilt spine, red morocco and gilt label, a little worn at the head and foot of the spine; pp. 19, [1] blank, 50 engraved plates, printed…

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