A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
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)
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…
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.
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…
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.
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)
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…
BURTON, Sir Richard F. The Lake Regions of Central Africa; A Picture of Exploration.
London, Longman, Green, Longman, And Roberts, 1860.
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…