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CARUSO, Enrico. Friars Club Dinner Programme.

CARUSO, Enrico. Friars Club Dinner Programme.

New York. The Friars Club November 26 1916.


Foiio, original printed wrappers sewn as issued. Illustrated with cartoons of Caruso by Ryan Walker Repaired closed tear to fore-edge of one page, otherwise a very good copy.The…

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DIDEROT, Denis. Verrerie (Glass-Blowing)

Diderot on Glass-Blowing

DIDEROT, Denis. Verrerie (Glass-Blowing)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 10 Paris (1772)


Folio, 253 x 393mm. 25 pages of descriptive text & 57 loose plates with their accompanying 5 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.The 57…

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WHARTON, Edith. Ghosts.

WHARTON, Edith. Ghosts.

D. Appleton-Century Company, New York 1937.


8vo., original cloth lettered in gilt with dust wrapper. Wrapper a little sunned on spine with a few monor edge tears otherwise a very good copy.First edition. Traumatised by ghost stories…

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DIDEROT, Denis. Sciences, Mathématiques…

Diderot on Mathematics, Navigation, and Cartography

DIDEROT, Denis. Sciences, Mathématiques (Mathematics)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 5 (1767) and the Supplementary Plates Volume Paris (1777)


Folio, 253 x 393mm. 60 pages of descriptive text & 136 loose plates with their accompanying 8 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…

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SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Astrapia…

SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Astrapia Splendidissima, Rothschild.

Original lithograph by William Hart with later hand colour, as published by Mintern Bros, in Sharpe's 'A Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhinchidae or Bower Birds' 1891-98. 560 x 390 mm.


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Capt. Robert Melville Grindlay (1786-1877…

Capt. Robert Melville Grindlay (1786-1877). Approach to the Bore Ghaut (Abbey, Travel, 442).

Original aquatint with hand-colouring and varnish, after the sketches by Grindlay and others, plate 9 from Scenery, Costumes and Architecture, chiefly on the Western Side of India, published by R. Ackermann, Strand, London, 1826-30.


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