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the material culture of ethiopia

LEFEBVRE, Théophile. Voyage en Abyssinie exécute pendant les années 1839, 1840, ... 1843 ... Album historique, ethnologique et archéologique.

Paris, Arthus Bertrand, c. 1845.


Large folio. Contemporary morocco-backed pebble-grained cloth boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt; pp. [4], 54 (of 57) plates (14 engraved, the others in lithography, tinted and…

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LUND, Aage (1892-1972). Norsk Lax (Norwegian…

LUND, Aage (1892-1972). Norsk Lax (Norwegian Salmon).

Original lithograph with colour as published by Oscar Fredericksen, Fiskehuset No 1, printed by A/S Kruckow-Waldorff Denmark, c.1910. 850 x 600 mm.

From the golden age before fish farming, when all the salmon you could buy was wild.


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EIDEM, Paul Lock (1902-1992). Norge.

EIDEM, Paul Lock (1902-1992). Norge.

Original lithograph with colour, linen backed, as published by Norges Stasbaner (NSB), printed by Norsk Lith. Officin, Oslo, Norway, 1935. 1000 x 620 mm.

Eidem was a Norwegian writer and illustrator. The poster must surely be inspired by the famous "Preikestolen" cliff, known as "Pulpit Rock" in English. This is a rock face which is over 600 metres high and descends into Lysefjorden. The addition of the railway tunnel is the artist's own imagination.

Has been restored for some damages.


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STARK, Freya. Baghdad Sketches ... Illustrations…

an arab bureau connection

STARK, Freya. Baghdad Sketches ... Illustrations by E.N. Prescott.

Baghdad, The Times Press, Ltd., 1932.


8vo. Original red cloth with printed paper label to spine and front cover; pp. [vii], 132; 12 plates after drawings by Prescott; spine label a little flawed, insect mark to front hinges, one…

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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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DEVARE, Gopinath. Views of Baroda.

DEVARE, Gopinath. Views of Baroda.

Bombay, Devare & Co., [c. 1919].


Oblong folio. Original red crushed morocco, spine with raised bands, compartments ornamented in gilt, front cover decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, red endpapers…

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[FOUGÈRES, Gustave]. Aux sanctuaires grecs…

[FOUGÈRES, Gustave]. Aux sanctuaires grecs. Paques 1912. XLVIIme croisiere de la "Revue Générale des Sciences".

[Privately printed in Chelles by A. Facheux], 1912.


Large folio. Original printed wrappers (in colour on the front cover, both after watercolours by Mme. Brouardel); pp. 14, ff. 17-74 (plates with tissue guards), pp. 75-6, title printed in…

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