Book Catalogue – Piccadilly Notes - No64

GOULD, John. 'A Monograph of the Ramphastidae…

1. GOULD, John. 'A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans'. Second edition 1852-54.

A collection of 49 original pattern plates from 'A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans'. Second edition 1852-54. 560 x 390 mm. (each)

Plate #3 "Brevicarinatus" or Short-billed Toucan is included as an uncoloured lithograph. #34 "Nattereri" or Natterer's Toucanet is included as a coloured lithograph. These two prints make up the full set of 51 plates for the Second edition.

Please note: Other Pattern plates as well as uncoloured lithographs for various Gould publications are available for sale. Please ask Richard in the Print Department for further details.

These were acquired when Henry Sotheran Ltd bought John Gould's entire estate in 1881 and represent a rare glimpse into the workings behind these wonderful illustrations.

£65000

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SHAHN, Ben. Haggadah for Passover, Copied and…

One of 10 copies numbered A to J, with this being J.

2. SHAHN, Ben. Haggadah for Passover, Copied and Illustrated by Ben Shahn.

The Trianon Press, 1966.

£15500

80 leaves. Large, unbound folio in stiff, glassine covered wrappers, housed in large, vellum box, stamped with gilt lettering on front, back, and spine, with double clasp closure. Includes…

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SOWERBY, James and James Edward SMITH. English…

3. SOWERBY, James and James Edward SMITH. English Botany

Printed for the author by J. Davis. 1790-1814.

£12000

8vo. 36 parts bound in 18 volumes. Recently rebound in handsome quarter black morocco, marbled boards, gilt rules to sides and gilt lettering to spine; 2592 hand-coloured engraved plates…

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MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems.

4. MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems.

Printed for Robert Boulter. 1681.

£15000

Folio. Contemporary blind stamp panelled sheep, recently rebacked by Bernard Middleton, spine with leather label lettered in gilt. Pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece, [iv] 1-116, 131-139…

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JONSSON, Josef. Den praktiske skyltmålaren :en…

Stockholm shop signage

5. JONSSON, Josef. Den praktiske skyltmålaren :en samling af utförda firmaskyltar jemte alfabet återgifna i rikt färgtryck till ledning för målare

Stockholm. Gustaf Chelius,. 1899.

£4995

Folio, title-page, preface and 25 loose double page plates printed in gold, sliver and colours, in original portfolio with ties. A little staining to portfolio, a couple of short closed…

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ORWELL, George. Homage to Catalonia.

Signed by Orwell

6. ORWELL, George. Homage to Catalonia.

Secker and Warburg, London, 1938.

£45000

8vo., original cloth with supplied dust wrapper. Boards of book somewhat soiled and rubbed with a light scrape along spine, some nicks to cloth at extremities of spine, wrapper with some…

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WHEATLEY, Dennis. The Devil Rides Out.

7. WHEATLEY, Dennis. The Devil Rides Out.

Hutchinson, 1934.

£30000

8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Jacket exceptionally bright, with some small chips along the top edge, affecting just a few of the top edges of the letters in the author's last…

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NEWTON, Sir Isaac Philosophiae Naturalis Principia…

8. NEWTON, Sir Isaac Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Glasgow: Andreae et Joannis M. Duncan. 1822.

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4to. 4 vols bound in 2. Contemporary full brown calf, boards with gilt double fillet panels and acanthus and shell-motif blind rolls to borders, spines with gilt panels and red morocco…

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BALLIN, Auguste. Views of London etc. Artist's…

9. BALLIN, Auguste. Views of London etc. Artist's proofs.

No publisher. c. 1870s.

£4995

Folio. Sometime rebound in half brown morocco preserving original endpapers, gilt borders to sides , spine with gilt raised bands and lettering; 67 proof engravings, some in several…

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EDWARDS, Lionel. A Sportsman's Bag.

10. EDWARDS, Lionel. A Sportsman's Bag.

Country Life. [1926].

£3000

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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[ABBOTT, Edwin A.] A SQUARE. Flatland. A romance…

11. [ABBOTT, Edwin A.] A SQUARE. Flatland. A romance of many dimensions.

Seeley & Co. 1884.

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Square 8vo. Nineteenth century maroon morocco prize binding of St Olave's Grammar School, with gilt crest to upper board, gilt foliate borders to sides, spine with gilt lettering, with…

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FLAXMAN, John (artist). AESCHYLUS. Compositions…

12. FLAXMAN, John (artist). AESCHYLUS. Compositions from the Tragedies of Aeschylus designed by John Flaxman. Engraved by Thomas Piroli, Moses, and Howard.

Bell and Daldy. 1870.

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Folio, original cloth backed paper covered board, lettered in black on upper board. Pp. title-page, 2 engraved title-pages, 34 plates numbered 3-36. Binding a little rubbed and soiled…

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ANDERSON, Anne (illustrator).  Horace MANSION…

13. ANDERSON, Anne (illustrator). Horace MANSION (music arranged by). Old French Nursery Songs.

London: George G. Harrap & Co. [1917].

£98

4to. Original mid-blue cloth-backed boards with full-size onlaid pictorial plate to upper cover, spine lettered in dark blue; pp. [iv], 5-87; with 8 fine, and enchanting, coloured plates…

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ANNESLEY, Mabel M. As the Sight is Bent.  An…

14. ANNESLEY, Mabel M. As the Sight is Bent. An unfinished Autobiography Edited by Constance Malleson.

Museum Press. 1964.

£148

8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Illustrated with 35 engravings on wood printed directly from the blocks. Spine of wrapper slightly darkened, light brown lines to front panel of…

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APULEIUS. The Metamorphosis, or Golden Ass, and…

15. APULEIUS. The Metamorphosis, or Golden Ass, and Philosophical Works of Apuleius, Translated from the original Latin by Thomas Taylor.

Triphook and Rodd. 1822.

£650

8vo., sometime bound in half double gilt ruled brown morocco, lettered in gilt on spine with gilt rules and centre tools, all edges gilt. Pp. xxiv, 400 + [10] "Suppressed…

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