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A Selection of our Most Interesting Items

FLORENCE. Vedute di Firenze [cover title].

FLORENCE. Vedute di Firenze [cover title].

[Florence, no date, c. 1825].

£2250

Oblong 4to. Contemporary Italian paper-covered album containing 30 aquatint plates (image size 140 by 185 mm), finely hand-coloured, occasionally in gouache, green painted wide margins…

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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.

£750

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W., F. (editor). Warm Beer: Or a Treatise…

Cold beer a mortal danger: 'But some will say, cold beer is very pleasant to one that is thirsty: I answer it is true: but pleasant things for the most part are very dangerous'

W., F. (editor). Warm Beer: Or a Treatise wherein is Declared by Many Reasons, that Beer so Qualified, is Far More Wholesome than that which is Drank Cold; with a Confutation of such Objections as are Made against it. Intersperst with Divers Observations, Touching the Drinking of Cold Water. And Publish'd for the Preservation of Health.

London: J. Wilford, 1724.

£2500

8vo. 20th-century calf-backed cloth boards, gilt leather lettering-piece on spine; pp. [8 (title, verso blank, preface and poem 'In Commendation of Warm Beers')], 48; type-ornament headbands…

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CAMPENHAUSEN, Balthasar Freyherrn. Genealogisch-Chronologische Geschichte des Allerdurchlauchtigsten Hauses Romanow und seines vorälterlichen Stammhauses.

Leipsig: Bey Wilhelm Rein und Compagnie, 1805.

£1500

4to. Contemporary full roan, gilt-tooled 'ivy-leaf' border, gilt-decorated spine incorporating 3 motifs, contrasting black lettering piece, a.e.g.; pp. x, 125; three plates of genealogies…

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NORTHFIELD, James. Mount Macedon, Victoria…

NORTHFIELD, James. Mount Macedon, Victoria Australia.

Original lithograph with colour, as published by Victoria Railways Australia, printed by Queen City printers, c.1930. 1010 x 635 mm.

The Mount Macedon Memorial Cross structure was established by early resident William Cameron in 1935 as a memorial to his son and those who died in World War I.

£1750

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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 .

£1500

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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MEE, Margaret Ursula. Flowers of the Brazilian…

one of 100 signed de luxe copies with an original gouache

MEE, Margaret Ursula. Flowers of the Brazilian Forests Collected and Painted by Margaret Mee Foreword on the Brazilian Forests by Roberto Burle Marx with a Preface by Sir George Taylor.

London: L. van Leer & Company for The Tryon Gallery in association with George Rainbird, 1968.

£7000

Folio (530 x 390mm). Original full natural vellum by Zaehnsdorf, gilt facsimile of author's signature blocked on upper board, vignette of a tejú-assu lizard after Mee blocked in gilt on…

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