A Selection of our Most Interesting Items

JANSSON, Jan. Map of Guinea.

JANSSON, Jan. Map of Guinea.

Original copper engraved map with later hand colouring as published in Amsterdam c.1650. 482 x 580 mm.

With a central title Cartouche featuring natives and monkeys and compass roses on either side.

£595

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DIDEROT, Denis. Pêches, Pêches de Mer, Pêches…

Diderot on Fishing

DIDEROT, Denis. Pêches, Pêches de Mer, Pêches de Rivieres, Fabrique des Filets (Fishing)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 8 Paris (1771)

£2850

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 10 pages of descriptive text & 35 loose plates with their accompanying 5 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…

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CERVANTES, Miguel de. Adventures of Don Quixote de…

CERVANTES, Miguel de. Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the Spanish by Charles Jarvis. With 100 Illustrations by A. B. Houghton, Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.

Frederick Warne and Company. 1866.

£1995

4to., in full red straight grain morooco, boards and spine richly gilt, all edges gilt. With 100 illustrations including a full-page frontispiece and 99 cuts in the text. A little spotting…

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HIROSHIGE, Ando (1797-1858). Grounds of the Tenjin…

HIROSHIGE, Ando (1797-1858). Grounds of the Tenjin Shrine at Kameido.

Original woodblock from the series titled "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo," as printed in Japan, 1856. 595 x 420 mm.

Hiroshige was born in the Yayosu Quay section of the Yaesu area in Edo (Tokyo). He was of a samurai background, and was the great-grandson of Tanaka Tokuemon, who held a position of power under the Tsugaru clan in the northern province of Mutsu.

As a ukiyo-e artist, he is considered the last great master of that tradition.

£3600

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WOLF, Joseph. Feathered Favourites. Twelve…

WOLF, Joseph. Feathered Favourites. Twelve Coloured Pictures of British Birds.

Thomas Bosworth. 1854.

£1400

Large 8vo. Original red cloth with bevelled edges, gilt lettering inside elaborate gilt wreath design to upper board, gilt wreath design to lower board, gilt lettering to spine, all edges…

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DIDEROT, Denis. Histoire Naturelle, Poissons…

Diderot on Fish, Insects and Coral

DIDEROT, Denis. Histoire Naturelle, Poissons, Insectes et Polypiers (Fish, Insects and Corals)

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

£3250

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 98 pages of descriptive text & 43 loose plates with their accompanying 9 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…

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BURTON, Sir Richard F. The Lake Regions of Central…

BURTON, Sir Richard F. The Lake Regions of Central Africa; A Picture of Exploration.

London, Longman, Green, Longman, And Roberts, 1860.

£3995

8vo, 2 volumes. Victorian full red calf by Bickers & Son of London, spines with raised bands, ornamented in gilt and with contrasting lettering-pieces, boards with gilt-ruled…

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