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STEDMAN, John Gabriel. Voyage a Surinam et dans…

STEDMAN, John Gabriel. Voyage a Surinam et dans l'intérieur de la Guiane, contenant La Relation de cinq Années de Courses et d'Observations faites dans cette Contrée interessante et peu connue; Avec des Détails sur les Indiens de la Guiane st le Nègres ... Traduit de l'Anglais par P. F. Henry: Suivie du Tableau de la Colonie Française de Cayenne.

Paris, Buisson,, An VII de la République [1799].


3 text volumes in 8vo, atlas volume in 4to; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (atlas volume in modern Portuguese pastiche); pp. [4], viii, 410, [2, advertisements]; [iv], 440; [iv…

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GRIMOARD, Philippe Henri. Traité sur le Service…

GRIMOARD, Philippe Henri. Traité sur le Service de l'État-Major Général des Armées, contenant son objet, son organisation et ses fonctions, sous les rapports administratifs et militaires.

A Paris, Chez Magimel, Réimprimé à St.-Petersbourg, Avec permission de la censure chez Alexandre Pluchart et Cie., 1811.


Two volumes, 8vo. Contemporary worn, but stable Russian half-calf over marbled boards (not uniformly bound); pp. x, 195; [3, bound with half-title, but without title]-198, four large folding…

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HOMANN Heirs. Mappa Geographica, complectens…

HOMANN Heirs. Mappa Geographica, complectens Indiae Occidentalis… (Map of Mexico).

Original copper engraved map with hand colour, as published c.1740. 620 x 530 mm.

This map was produced in Nuremburg for the heirs of Johan Baptist Homann (1664–1724). The Homann Heirs’ company continued to operate until 1824.

With five inset views including the Isthmus of Panama, St. Augustin in Florida, Vera Cruz, a prospect of Mexico City and San Domingo.

There is some tape to reverse of map which has been used to contain a tear along the top.


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Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Soltykoff…

Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Soltykoff (1806-1859). Harem Carriage of the King of Delhi.

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 made the drawing of the Carriage here represented in the Courtyard of the King's Palace at Delhi, where it was standing: this carriage was especially appropriated to the use of the Zananah, or Harem, of the Great Moghul'.

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'.


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JOHNSON, James Weldon. The Book of American…

Inscribed to George Gershwin

JOHNSON, James Weldon. The Book of American Negro Spirituals. Edited with an Introduction by James Weldon Johnson. Musical arrangements by J. Rosamond Johnson.

New York. Viking. 1925.


4to., original cloth lettered on spine and upper board. A very good copy.First edition. Inscribed by James Johnson "For George Gershwin, Sincerely James Weldon Johnson". Howard…

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CHURCHILL, Sir Winston. Churchill War Coalition…

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston. Churchill War Coalition Cabinet Presentation Medal.

Struck by Spink & Co.. 1946.


Cast and engraved bronze circular medal, 4 inches in diameter. A little oxidation otherwise a very good example preserved in remains of the original suede case (missing fold over…

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DEVARE, Gopinath. Views of Baroda.

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DEVARE, Gopinath. Views of Baroda.

Bombay, Devare & Co., [c. 1919].


Oblong folio. Original red crushed morocco, spine with raised bands, compartments ornamented in gilt, front cover decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, red endpapers…

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