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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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SIMON, Andre L. History of the Champagne Trade…

SIMON, Andre L. History of the Champagne Trade in England.

Wyman and Sons 1905 .


8vo., original red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Spine darkened with a couple of spots, some fading to boards, small repaired split to top of upper joint, some foxing…

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BLAKE, William. Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

Trianon Press. [1951]


4to, (6), ix text, and 100 pochoir colour plates. Full red morocco extra by Bayntun, a gorgeous copy sumptuously bound (as the book deserves).Limited to 516 copies, this copy no. 176. The…

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STANLEY, Henry Morton. Commemorative wall panel…

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STANLEY, Henry Morton. Commemorative wall panel, presented to Stanley.



Five original portrait photos by Henry van der Weyde of Regent Street, within hallmarked Sterling silver frames, each with cast and engraved Sterling silver label underneath, two probaly…

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De luxe edition, limited to 15 copies

BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

Trianon Press. 1955.


Small 8vo, 54 color plates, 3 pp. printed text, facsimile leaves and stencils etc. at end. Full blue morocco, slipcase, a very good copy.De luxe edition, limited to 15 copies (VI-XX) with…

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WOOTTON, Frank. By Rail to Wales, for Speed and…

WOOTTON, Frank. By Rail to Wales, for Speed and Comfort, British Railways.

Original lithograph with colour, as published by the Railway Executive (Western Region), printed in Great Britain by Charles & Read., London, W.C.2, c.1960. 1015 x 635 mm.

Depicting a British Railways Standard Class Steam Locomotive with passenger train attached, on the Cambrian Coast Line.


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HIROSHIGE, Ando (1797-1858). Musashi Koganei.

HIROSHIGE, Ando (1797-1858). Musashi Koganei.

Original woodblock from the series titled "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," published by Tsutaya Kichizo, as printed in Japan, 1858. 595 x 420 mm.

Hiroshige was born in the Yayosu Quay section of the Yaesu area in Edo (Tokyo). He was of a samurai background, and was the great-grandson of Tanaka Tokuemon, who held a position of power under the Tsugaru clan in the northern province of Mutsu.

As a ukiyo-e artist, he is considered the last great master of that tradition.


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