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ORTELIUS, Abraham. Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo…

ORTELIUS, Abraham. Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo... (Map of Wales).

Original copper engraved map with later hand colouring as published in Ortelius's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," being the first modern atlas of the World. 1572. 490 x 615 mm.

With ornate cartouche, sailing ship and sea monster.


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[RUSCELLI, Girolamo]. ALESSIO PIEMONTESE. The secretes of the reverend Maister Alexis of Piemont. Containing excellent remedies against divers diseases, woundes, and other accidentes, with the maner to make distillations, parfumes, confitures, dyinges, colours, fusions, and meltinges…

Nycolas England. 1560-62.


Part 1 8vo, parts 2 & 3 4to. 3 vols bound in one. Twentieth century full brown calf, spine with raised bands and black morocco gilt lettering piece; pp. [vi] + 122 + [10]; [iv] + 161…

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EDWARDS, Lionel. A Sportsman's Bag.

EDWARDS, Lionel. A Sportsman's Bag.

Country Life. [1926].


Large folio. Recently rebound in half dark green morocco, spine with gilt rules and emblematical gilt centre tools, top edges gilt; pp. [16] + 18 coloured plates by Edwards mounted at large…

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

SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Ptilorhis victoriae, Rifle-bird, Queen Victoria's.

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.


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DU BREUL, Jaques. Le Théâtre des antiquitez de…

DU BREUL, Jaques. Le Théâtre des antiquitez de Paris. Où est traicté de la fondation des églises & chapelles de la Cité, Université, ville & diocèse de Paris: comme aussi de l'institution du Parlement, fondation de l'Université & collèges, & autres choses remarquables. Divisé en quatre livres.

Paris, Claude de La Tour, 1612.


4to. Late 17th-century full calf, spine with raised bands, ornamented and lettered in gilt, edges sprinkled in red; pp. [xvi], 1310, [18]; woodcut coat-of-arms on title, eleven engravings in…

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SCOTT, Captain Robert Falcon,  Sir Ernest Henry…

'many interesting things will be preserved in it which would otherwise be lost'

SCOTT, Captain Robert Falcon, Sir Ernest Henry SHACKLETON, Louis Charles BERNACCHI, and Apsley CHERRY-GARRARD [editors]. The South Polar Times 1902-1911 Centenary Edition.

London: Orskey-Bonham-Niner, 2002.


11 parts in 3 volumes. Original dark-blue cloth gilt, upper boards with mounted colour-printed illustrations enclosed within gilt borders and with gilt lettering, spines lettered in gilt…

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MOBERLY, Frederick James. The Campaign in…

MOBERLY, Frederick James. The Campaign in Mesopotamia 1914-1918. Compiled, at the Request of the Government of India, under the Directon of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence.

London, HMSO, 1923-1927.


Four volumes, 8vo. Original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt; highly illustrated with plates after photographs and folding maps, many of which in rear pockets; varying light wear and…

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