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LEAR, Edward. Bay-headed Parrot. Psittacus…

LEAR, Edward. Bay-headed Parrot. Psittacus badiceps.

Lithograph with original hand-colour from 'Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots', London, 1832. Paper size: 540 x 374 mm.


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BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). Turcicum Imperium…

BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). Turcicum Imperium Concordia res parvae crescunt Discordia maximae dilabuntur. (Map of the Turkish Empire).

Original copper engraved map with later hand colouring as published in Amsterdam, c.1660. 515 x 620 mm.

With cartouche showing the Turkish Sultan on his throne and allegorical figures at either side holding weapons.


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RAZMARA, Haj Ali. The Military Geography of the…

RAZMARA, Haj Ali. The Military Geography of the Caspian Sea [in Farsi].

Tehran, Government Printing House, [1941].


4to. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt, ornamented in blind, wire-stitched; pp. [iv], 54, 31, [3], a few photographic illustrations in the text, 4 folding lithographic maps in rear…

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MOORE, Henry (1898-1986). Rhinoceros.

MOORE, Henry (1898-1986). Rhinoceros.

An original etching, signed in the plate, also signed, inscribed and numbered 4/65 plate I, in pencil on Arches paper. From the deluxe edition of the "Animals in the Zoo" album, printed by James Collyer and John Crossley, London 1982. 215 x 278 mm.


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POTTER, Beatrix (author and illustrator). The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

London; Frederick Warne And Co. 1903.


12mo. Original slate grey boards lettered in white with onlaid pictorial roundel to upper cover, pictorial endpapers, protected by original printed glassine dustwrapper; pp. [vii], 8-84…

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NUGENT, Thomas. The Grand Tour; or, a journey…

NUGENT, Thomas. The Grand Tour; or, a journey through the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and France. Containing, I. A description of the principal cities and towns, their situation, origin, and antient monuments. II. The public edifices, the seats and palaces of the princes and nobility, their libraries, cabinets, paintings, and statues. III. The produce of the countries, the customs and manners of the people, the different coins, their commerce, manufactures, learning, and present government. IV. An exact list of the post-routes, and of the different carriages by water and land, with their settled prices. By Mr. Nugent. The third edition, corrected, and considerably improved. To which is now added, the European itinerary.

London, printed for J. Rivington and Sons, B. Law, T. Caslon, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, W. Goldsmith, J. Bew, S. Hayes, W. Fox, and T. Evans, in the Strand, 1778.


Four volumes, large 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine numbered in gilt and with gilt-stamped red morocco lettering-pieces; hinges weakened, a little rubbed; internally, apart from occasional…

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[SUDEK, Josef]. LINHART, Lubomir (text) Vladimir…

[SUDEK, Josef]. LINHART, Lubomir (text) Vladimir HOLAN and Jaroslav SEIFERT (poems). Josef Sudek: Fotografie.

Prague, The State Press for Belles-Lettres, Music and Art, 1956.


8vo. (237 x 167 mm). Original cloth, the upper board and spine lettered in relief, dust jacket with a small area of loss to the upper edge of the rear of the same; 232 black and white…

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