A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
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, , illustrated throughout; new.This the third edition contains over 6,000 entries and over 260…
Diderot on Real Tennis
DIDEROT, Denis. Paumier.
Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 8 (1771)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 2 pages of descriptive text & 9 loose plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.The nine plates and descriptive text for the…
Diderot on Chemistry
DIDEROT, Denis. Chymie (Chemistry)
Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 3 Paris (1763)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 50 pages of descriptive text & 23 loose plates with their accompanying 2 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.The 23…
from the first atlas to cover all of Great Britain
SPEED, John. Cambridgeshire described with the devision of the hundreds, the Townes situation, with the Armes of the Colleges of that famous University.
Original copper engraved map with later hand colouring from Speed's The Theatre of The Empire of Great Britaine published by Henry Overton. With twenty five university armorials, four scholars, the Royal Crest and a plan of Cambridge. c.1710. 425 x 550 mm.
John Speed (1552-1629) is arguably the most famous of all the British cartographers. His Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britaine, first published in 1611, was the first atlas to cover all of Great Britian whilst his later work of 1627, Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World was the first world atlas to be published by an Englishman. In his county maps Speed updated the work of Saxton and Norden adding his own innovations such as inset town plans and views of local landmarks resulting in maps that were not only the most accurate and informative of the day but also the most decorative.
Inscribed to George Gershwin
JOHNSON, James Weldon. The Book of American Negro Spirituals. Edited with an Introduction by James Weldon Johnson. Musical arrangements by J. Rosamond Johnson.
New York. Viking. 1925.
4to., original cloth lettered on spine and upper board. A very good copy.First edition. Inscribed by James Johnson "For George Gershwin, Sincerely James Weldon Johnson". Howard…
federica galli's complete venetian experience
GALLI, Federica. Venice Series - the complete portfolio.
Folio. Custom made portfolio backed in grey/blue cloth with marbled boards. Containing all thirty-nine etchings from the Venice series, signed by the artist, edition 46/60, 1983 – 1987. 1045 x 730 x 40 mm.
COTTINGHAM, Lewis Nockalls. A Collection Of Architectural Ornaments And Decorations Selected From The Best Authorities For The Use Of Architects, Sculptors, Ornamental Painters, Mason Carvers, Modellers in Plaster, Casters in Metal, Paper Stainers And Every Business Connected With The Arts Of Design. bound with a selection of plates from Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details And Views Of The Magnificent Chapel Of King Henry The Seventh.
Priestley And Weale, .
Elephant folio (595 x 480 mm). Original marbled paper wrappers, corners and spine sympathetically repaired, paper title label to the centre of the upper cover, preserved in a modern solander…
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.