A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
STUART, James and Nicholas REVETT. The Antiquities Of Athens.
Printed by John Haberkorn, 1762 (actually early 1763); Printed by John Nichols, 1787; 1794; Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Taylor, 1816.
Folio (532 x 360 mm). Four vols. Early nineteenth-century quarter scarlet morocco over Dutch pink paper covered boards, sometime expertly rebacked preserving the original gilt lettered and…
Diderot on Minting
DIDEROT, Denis. Monnoyage (Minting)
Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 8 Paris (1771)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 23 pages of descriptive text & 19 loose plates with their accompanying 2 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…
Diderot on Mineralogy and Metallurgy
DIDEROT, Denis. Histoire Naturelle, Minéralogie et Métallurgie (Mineralogy and Metallurgy)
Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 6 Paris (1768)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 61 pages of descriptive text & 105 loose plates with their accompanying 51 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…
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.
APPLETON, Honor C. (artist). [An original watercolour illustration from Josephine Is Busy].
[Blackie And Son, Limited. 1918].
An original, signed, watercolour painting (image size 196 x 285mm), with bodycolour, by Honor C. Appleton, beautifully displayed in a cream acid-free mount hand-ruled in gilt with an…