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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…
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.
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…
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,  blank, 50 engraved plates, printed…