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CURL, James Stevens & Susan WILSON The…

CURL, James Stevens & Susan WILSON The Oxford Dictionary Of Architecture. Third Edition.

Oxford University Press, 2015.


Thick royal 8vo. Black gilt-lettered cloth, photo-illustrated dust jacket; pp. xxii, 1017, [1], illustrated throughout; new.This the third edition contains over 6,000 entries and over 260…

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SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Astrapia…

SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Astrapia Splendidissima, Rothschild.

Original lithograph by William Hart with later hand colour, as published by Mintern Bros, in Sharpe's 'A Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhinchidae or Bower Birds' 1891-98. 560 x 390 mm.


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BARROW, Sir John, first Baronet. Travels into…

south africa illustrated by daniell

BARROW, Sir John, first Baronet. Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa. In which are described the Character and the Condition of the Dutch Colonists of the Cape of Good Hope, and of the Several Tribes of Natives beyond its Limits: the Natural History of such subjects as occurred in the Animal, Mineral, and Vegetable Kingdoms; and the Geography of the Southern Extremity of Africa. Comprehending also a Topographical and Statistical Sketch of the Cape Colony: with an Enquiry into its Importance as a Naval and Military Station; as a Commercial Emporium; and as a Territorial Possession.

London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1806.


4to. 2 volumes. Contemporary tree calf, spines ruled in blind, contrasting lettering pieces; pp. xvi, [2], 427; [v], 372, [1, list of plates], [1, ads.]; 8 hand-coloured plates from…

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DIDEROT, Denis. Architecture et Parties qui en…

Architecture and Related Parts

DIDEROT, Denis. Architecture et Parties qui en Dépendent (Architecture and Related Parts)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Vol. 1 (1751) and the Supplementary Plates Volume (1777) Paris


Folio, 253 x 393mm. 33 pages of descriptive text & 73 loose plates with their accompanying 10 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.The 39…

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HUNTER, George W. [editor and translator…

one of 100 only mimeographed copies

HUNTER, George W. [editor and translator]. Mohammedan "Narratives of the Prophets" Covering the Period from Zacharias to Paul. Turki Text with English Translation.

[Tihwafu, Sinkiang: the editor], [1916].


4to. Original stab-sewn Chinese-style wrappers; pp. [iv (i: blank; ii: title; iii-iv: introduction)], [1-4], 5-65, [1 (blank)], parallel Turki and English text mimeographed on the rectos…

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MOORE, Henry (1898-1986). Dromedary.

MOORE, Henry (1898-1986). Dromedary.

An original etching, signed in the plate, also signed, inscribed and numbered 4/65 plate II, in pencil on Arches paper. From the deluxe edition of the "Animals in the Zoo" album, printed by James Collyer and John Crossley, London 1982. 213 x 278 mm.


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KENDALL, Henry Edward.. Modern Architecture…

KENDALL, Henry Edward.. Modern Architecture Mansions, Villas &c. 1st. Series.

London, Williams & Co., c.[1856].


Oblong folio ( 300 x 440 mm.) Publisher's original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering to the centre of the upper board; 24 lithographed plates of which 12 are tinted views, the…

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OXFAM. OxCrimes.

Profile Books. A Project for Oxfam. 2014.


8vo., original publisher's binding in slipcase.First edition of this anthology of crime short stories, signed limited edition of 150 copies of which 100 are available for sale. 

OxCrimes is introduced by Ian Rankin. The stellar cast of contributors includes Ian Rankin, John Harvey, Maxim Jakubowski, John Connolly, Christopher Fowler, Simon Lewis, James Sallis, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Anne Zouroudi, Phil Rickman, Mark Billingham, Alexander McCall Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Val McDermid, Peter James, Adrian McKinty, Denise Mina, Louise Welsh, Martyn Waites, George Pelecanos, Neil Gaiman, Stella Duffy, Peter Robinson, Fred Varga, Stuart Neville, Ann Cleeves, and Walter Mosley.

Following the success of OxTales and OxTravels, this collection of crime writing is the latest Oxfam fundraiser, introduced by Britain's greatest crime writer, Ian Rankin, and featuring a compelling cast of suspects.

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Copies of the signed editions of both OxTales (£495) and OxTravels (£250) are also available. Contact Andrew McGeachin to purchase.