A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
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…
SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Ptilorhis paradisea, Rifle-bird, Australian.
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.
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.
conspiracy, intrigue and assassination
FOGLIETTA, Uberto. Ex universa historia rerum Europae ... Coniuratio Ioannis Ludovici Flisci. Tumultus Neapolitani. Caedes Petri Ludovici Farnesii Placentiae Ducis.
Naples, Giuseppe Cacchi, 1571.
4to. Mid eighteenth-century maroon morocco by Padeloup of Paris (engraved binder's label at lower margin of title), spine ornamented and lettered in gilt, triple fillets around boards in…
MELLISS, John Charles. St. Helena: A Physical, Historical, and Topographical Description of the Island, including its Geology, Fauna, Flora, and Meteorology.
London L. Reeve & Co. 1875.
Royal 8vo. Publisher's original cloth, panelled and decorated in black to upper cover and spine, reprised in blind to lower cover, gilt crest of St. Helena to central panel of upper cover…
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.