A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
'the proper study of mankind is man' -- a rare, complete set of shoberl's celebrated world in miniature
SHOBERL, Frederic (editor). The World in Miniature.
London: R. Ackermann, -1827. Comprising:
1. Africa, Containing a Description of the Manners and Customs, with some Historical Particulars of the Moors of the Zahara, and of the Negro Nations between the Rivers Senegal and Gambia …
LOGGAN, David. Oxonia Illustrata, sive Omnium Celeberrimæ istius Universitatis Collegiorum, Aularum, Bibliothecæ nec non Urbis Totius Scenographia. Delineavit & Sculpsit Dav: Loggan Univ. Oxon. Calcographus.
Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre, 1675.
Folio (433 x 303 mm). Contemporary full panelled calf, skilfully rebacked period style by Bernard Middleton; [4 (blank)], engraved facsimile of the privilege, engraved title-plate …
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.
Federica Galli was born in Soresina in the province of Cremona, Italy in 1932 and studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Brera, Milan between 1950-54. It was around this time that the artist discovered etching. In 1963 Galli abandoned painting to concentrate entirely on printmaking. As a result her extensive body of work spans some fifty years and boasts over eight hundred printed plates.
The Venice Series was produced between 1983 and 1987 and includes 39 limited edition etchings printed on the highest quality paper and signed by the artist.
TAYLOR, G.L. and Edward CRESY. The Architectural Antiquities of Rome Measured and Delineated.
G.L. Taylor…, E. Cresy,…Rodwell and Martin,…And J. Taylor Architectural Library, 1821-22. (actually c. 1836).
Folio. (440 x 380 mm.) Two volumes. Recent quarter calf over the original marbled paper-covered boards, the spines divided into six compartments with raised bands gilt, red morocco and …
OxTravels is a very simple idea. We asked the best travel writers based in Britain – and a few further afield – for a story loosely based around a meeting. There were no rules except that the story should be true and the meeting real. The authors were asked to donate their stories for free, in order to raise funds for Oxfam. The response was extraordinary: thirty-six compelling stories, introduced by Michael Palin, and featuring a stellar line-up of contributors, including Rory Stewart, Colin Thubron, William Dalrymple, Sara Wheeler, Dervla Murphy, Chris Stewart, Aminatta Forna and Patrick Leigh Fermor. Together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters.
OxTravels was published to critical acclaim in June by Profile Books and is now available from Henry Sotheran in a
special signed limited fine edition. Profits go to Oxfam’s work overcoming poverty and suffering.
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