A Selection of our Most Interesting Items

BALDWIN, Stanley and KING EDWARD VIII. Prime…

BALDWIN, Stanley and KING EDWARD VIII. Prime Ministerial Document requesting the King's approval for the Appointment of Reverend Frederic Keyworth to the Vicarage of Kingswear.

10 Downing Street. 22nd January 1936.

£2995

8vo., single sheet on Downing Street headed paper with First Lord of the Treasury logo and black mourning edges. Filing hole to top left corner otherwise in very good condition.This typed…

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DIDEROT, Denis. Histoire Naturelle, Oiseaux…

Diderot on Ornithology

DIDEROT, Denis. Histoire Naturelle, Oiseaux (Ornithology)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 6 Paris (1768)

£1380

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 39 pages of descriptive text & 21 loose plates with their accompanying 6 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…

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DIDEROT, Denis. Histoire Naturelle, Regne Minéral…

Diderot on Fossils and Minerals

DIDEROT, Denis. Histoire Naturelle, Regne Minéral (Fossils and Minerals)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 6 Paris (1768)

£1700

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 30 pages of descriptive text & 47 loose plates with their accompanying 2 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…

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KAWASE, Hasui (1883-1957). View of Senjo Cliff…

KAWASE, Hasui (1883-1957). View of Senjo Cliff, Lake Towada.

Original woodblock as printed in Japan, 1933. 590 x 420 mm.

£2650

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MERCATOR. Map of China.

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.

£2250

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SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Ptilorhis…

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.

£850

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John and Elizabeth Gould Long Eared Owl.

John and Elizabeth Gould Long Eared Owl.

An original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's 'Birds of Europe', 1832-37.

£2500

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