A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
STUART, James and Nicholas REVETT. The Antiquities Of Athens
Printed by John Haberkorn, 1762 (actually early 1763); Printed by John Nichols, 1787; 1794; Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Taylor, 1816.
Folio (532 x 360 mm). Four vols. Early nineteenth-century quarter scarlet morocco over Dutch pink paper covered boards, sometime expertly rebacked preserving the original gilt lettered and …
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [with] Through the Looking Glass, and what Alice found there.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1866; London: Macmillan & Co. 1872.
Crown 8vo. 2 vols.; finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, single gilt fillet borders to sides, gilt vignettes at centre of upper and lower covers, gilt panelled spines …
CHAMBERS, William. Plans, Elevations, Sections and Perspective Views of the Gardens and Buildings at Kew in Surry, the seat of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. [bound with] Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines, and Utensils.
London: Printed by J. Haberkorn, published for the Author [et al], 1763; London: for the Author [et al.], 1757.
Folio (529 x 369 mm). Two works in one. Bound in contemporary full speckled calf, the spine divided into nine compartments, morocco and gilt lettering piece to the second, the remainder …
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.
Contact Mark for further information