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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)

£4380

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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Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Soltykoff…

Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Soltykoff (1806-1859). Festival of the Goddess Dourga at Calcutta.

An original tinted and lithographed proof plate, printed in Paris for "Indian Scenes and Characters from Drawings" made on the Spot', large folio edition, as published in London by Smith, Elder & Co, 1858. 460 x 635 mm.

Prince Soltykoff, the artist, is shown standing between 'two Hindu gentlemen of rank'.

Soltykoff's fabulous wealth gave him the luxury of lavish publication - he funded it himself. The work was available with the plates in at least two states: the earliest, the proof edition as is this one, was published in 1858, one year before the 'so-called first edition'.

£2350

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LINDGREN, Astrid (author).  Ingrid NYNAM…

LINDGREN, Astrid (author). Ingrid NYNAM (illustrator). Pippi Långstrump; Pippi Långstrump går om bord; Pippi Långstrump I Söderhavet.

Stockholm; Rabén & Sjögren. 1945; 1946 and 1948.

£1700

12mo.; 3 volumes; each volume bound in original taupe or beige cloth-backed yellow pictorial boards with publisher's advertisement to lower covers of volumes 1 and 2, pictorially decorated…

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ANON. La Ultima Noche Del "Titanic.&quot…

ANON. La Ultima Noche Del "Titanic." (A night to remember.)

Original lithograph in colours, linen backed, as published c.1958. 1100 x 740 mm.

Advertising the film directed by Roy Baker and starring Kenneth Moore, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres and Honor Blackman. With the original film title in Spanish and English.

£695

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DIDEROT, Denis. Architecture et Parties qui en…

Architecture and Related Parts

DIDEROT, Denis. Architecture et Parties qui en Dépendent (Architecture and Related Parts)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Vol. 1 (1751) and the Supplementary Plates Volume (1777) Paris

£2250

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 33 pages of descriptive text & 73 loose plates with their accompanying 10 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.The 39…

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KAWASE, Hasui (1883-1957). View of Senjo Cliff…

KAWASE, Hasui (1883-1957). View of Senjo Cliff, Lake Towada.

Original woodblock as printed in Japan, 1933. 590 x 420 mm.

£2650

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DIDEROT, Denis. Horlogerie (Clock-making)

Diderot on Clock-making

DIDEROT, Denis. Horlogerie (Clock-making)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 4 Paris (1765)

£2050

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 34 pages of descriptive text & 42 loose plates with their accompanying 13 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…

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