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Our annual exhibition of Vintage Travel Posters begins today, running till the end of November. These bright and stylish prints are always popular and we had a particularly busy Private View last night. …
We have been putting catalogues together at an unprecedented rate after a slow summer when our shop refurbishment caused something of a backlog. Piccadilly Notes, our roughly annual roundup of everything we do, came out a couple of weeks ago. Just published — Science and Natural History — maths, medicine and fly fishing; and everything between. Our annual exhibition of Vintage Travel Posters opens on 9th November, with an accompanying catalogue about to arrive from the printer. A Children's and Illustrated Books catalogue is …
This year Henry Sotheran Ltd is very proud to show its support, once again, for the annual conference of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (henceforth mercifully known as the RBMS). This is a highpoint of the year for American rare book librarians and in 2017 is taking place in the lovely midwestern university town of Iowa City. To learn more about the RBMS and its conference, follow this link to its most attractive website: http://conference.rbms.info/2017/ Sotherans is showing its supp…
REFURBISHMENT After 81 years in Sackville Street, we thought it was time for a refit. We will be closed from Saturday 3rd June, planning to reopen for shop business in mid to late July. During this time our stock can be browsed on our website and orders will be fulfilled by mail order. www.sotherans.co.uk Any questions please contact Andrew firstname.lastname@example.org …
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A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
SWEET, Robert. The Florist's Guide, and Cultivator's Directory; Containing Coloured Figures of the Choicest Flowers, Cultivated by Florists.
James Ridgway. 1827-29.
8vo 2 vols. Contemporary half green morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettering to spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; 200 hand-coloured plates by S.Watts after Edwin Dalton Smith…
[COMMISSIONER OF HIS MAJESTY'S WOODS, FORESTS AND LAND REVENUES]. An Account of all the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the different Counties of England and Wales, held by Lease from the Crown. As contained in the Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire, into the State and Condition of the Royal Forests, Woods, and Land Revenues; With the Names of the Lessees, Dates and Terms of their Leases, Real Value, Fines, &c. To which is added, an Appendix, never before printed.
London, printed by Stafford and Davenport, for S. Hooper; and Messrs. Robinsons, 1787.
Oblong large folio. Contemporary dull tree calf, spine ornamented in gilt and with gilt stamped lettering-piece CROWN ESTATE, boards with gilt-ruled fillets, marbled endpapers, expertly…
ANON. South Africa - Land of sunshine and adventure, Ndebele Girl, Transvaal.
Original lithograph with colour, linen backed, as printed by the Hancock Press Limited, London, published by order of and at the expense of the Government of the Union of South Africa and issued for free distribution by the South African Tourist Corporation, c.1940. 1015 x 640 mm.
The Southern African Ndebele are one of the Nguni tribes. The Nguni tribes represent nearly two thirds of South Africa's African population and can be divided into four distinct groups; the Central Nguni, the Southern Nguni, the Swazi people from Swaziland and adjacent areas and the Ndebele people of the Mpumalanga Gauteng and Limpopo.
FERRARI, Giovanni Baptista. Four hand coloured engravings of Citrus Fruit.
Original framed copper plate engravings as published in "Hesperides siue de malorum aureorum cultura et vsu Libri quator Io. Baptistae Ferrarii Senensis e Societate Iesu, Romae: Sumptibus Hermanni Scheus," printed in c.1646. 560 x 465 mm each inc frame.
1. Lumia Valentina, plate #321
2. Limon Lavrae, plate #219
3. Aurantium Maximum, plate #439
4. Malum Citreum Uulgare, plate #61
SEETZEN, Ulrich Jasper. A Brief Account of the Countries adjoining the Lake of Tiberias, the Jordan, and the Dead Sea … Published for the Palestine Associaton of London.
Bath, printed and sold by Meyler and Son … and in London by Hatchard, 1810.
4to. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, red morocco lettering-piece; pp. 47, 5 (notes), engraved map as frontispiece (lightly cropped, as usual); title-page with repair to torn corner and…