[DUBAN]. BELLENGER, Sylvain and Caroline…

[DUBAN]. BELLENGER, Sylvain and Caroline MATHIEU. Paris 1837. Views of some monuments in Paris completed during the reign of Louis-Philippe I.

Alain de Gourcuff Éditeur, 1999.


Oblong 8vo, original glazed pictorial boards, in original portfolio; illustrated in colour throughout, with 12 facsimile prints loose as issued in card folder; fine.First edition.


ROSEBERY, Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of -- The Continental Library of Archibald, 5th Earl of Rosebery and Midlothian, K.G, K.T.

London: Sotheby's, 1995.


4to. Original paper-covered boards, dustwrapper; pp. 222; numerous colour and black-and-white illustrations; dustwrapper slightly scuffed and with light dampstain on verso, otherwise…

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COOKERY The Arnold Shircliffe Books on Cookery…

COOKERY The Arnold Shircliffe Books on Cookery XV_XX Century in many languages, Elizabethan Trenchers, Pamphlets, Mss, Prints, Drawings, Over Twelve Thousand Menus, Also General Literature

New York. Parke-Bernet Galleries. 1954.


8vo., original wrappers. Wrappers a little sunned otherwise a very good copy.Auction catalogue for the renowned Arnold Shircliffe collection of Cookery books.Arnold Shircliffe spent his life…

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BARNARD, Frank. Picturesque Life in Shetland.

BARNARD, Frank. Picturesque Life in Shetland.

Sandwick: Thuleprint Ltd, 1975.


Portfolio containing six b&w prints, 12x9.5 inches, ready for framing with self-adhesive labels, and booklet; portfolio a little bumped to edges, very good.Reprint of the sought-after…

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FUHRING, PETER A Kingdom of Images. French…

FUHRING, PETER A Kingdom of Images. French Prints in the Age Of Louis XIV, 1660-1715.

Los Angeles, Getty Publications, 2015.


4to. Grey cloth, pictorial dust jacket; pp. xii, 332, illustrated throughout in colour.First edition. Once considered the golden age of French printmaking, Louis XIV’s reign saw Paris…

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MACDONALD, Ian. the BLAST furnace.

MACDONALD, Ian. the BLAST furnace.

Whitby, by the author, 2010.

4to. Photo-illustrated boards, pp.64, including 40 duotone plates.

First edition. Ian Macdonald was born in Middlesbrough in 1946. He has been making photographs consistently for some forty years. From 1968 to 1976 he studied a wide range of art disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design and the history of art, at colleges in Middlesbrough, Sheffield and Birmingham.

Ian has previously published three books. Two were in collaboration with his friend the painter Len Tabner, Smith’s Dock Shipbuilders in 1987 and Images of the Tees in 1989. The third book, Eton, was a response to his year as artist-in-residence at Eton College between 2006 and 2007.

He has exhibited widely in this country and abroad and his work has been reproduced in many notable publications including the Sunday Times magazine, the Independent and Life magazine. He was the subject of a ‘Creative Camera’ monograph in 1989. His work is held in many public and private collections including the V&A, the Danish Royal Library, the Navigator Foundation in Boston Massachusetts and MIMA.

One of Ian’s driving forces is his passion for social history and how we as individuals react to the world we find ourselves in. the BLAST furnace is the second in a series of three books, Eton being the first, drawing on Ian’s large archive, exploring and examining specific environments.

For much of the nineteenth and twentieth century the history of Middlesbrough was intimately linked to the manufacture of iron. Indeed by the end of the nineteenth century in excess of one hundred furnaces were operational in the area – only one now remains: the giant Redcar No. 1, one of Europe’s largest furnaces. the BLAST furnace tells something of its story – within the book’s covers Ian has placed the workers at the very centre of the life of the furnace. To achieve these penetrating photographs Ian joined one of the shift teams of workers, sharing the unsociable working hours that characterise 24/7 iron production. He used, almost exclusively, a 4x5 large format still film camera. Ian is very particular about processing his negatives and, importantly, produces all his prints himself in his darkroom at home. The prints are handmade on the finest fibre based papers available and processed to full archival standards. These are original photographs made as the artist conceived them.

In addition ten copies of the BLAST furnace each accompanied with a signed and numbered actual photograph on fibre paper measuring (306 x 243 mm), and preserved in a cloth-bound fall-down-back box, are available.


4to. Photo-illustrated boards, pp.64, including 40 duotone plates.Signed in ink by Ian Macdonald to the title page.First edition. Ian Macdonald was born in Middlesbrough in 1946. He has been…

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RAVILIOUS, Eric. Greenwich Observatory. 1937.

RAVILIOUS, Eric. Greenwich Observatory. 1937.

Norwich. The Mainstone Press. 2006.


Mounted giclee fine art print on Somerset mould-made paper. The prints have an image size of 19.5 ? 27 cms and are numbered by hand and presented in an acid-free mount measuring 30 ? 40…

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ROSS, Charles H. (author and illustrator). Merry…

ROSS, Charles H. (author and illustrator). Merry Conceits And Whimsical Rhymes.

London; George Routledge & Sons. 1883.


Large square 8vo. Original brown cloth-backed glazed pictorial boards; pp. [v], 6-62 + [i], printed on one side of the paper only; with a total of 30 woodblock coloured prints printed by…

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[AUDUBON]. LOW, Susanne M. An Index and Guide to…

[AUDUBON]. LOW, Susanne M. An Index and Guide to Audubon's Birds of America.

New York: Abbeville Press, 1988.


4to., original cloth boards blocked in gilt to the spine, in the dust wrapper; frontispiece portrait, pp. 255; negliglible rumpling to the edges of the wrapper, nonetheless fine.First…

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JAMES, Henry The Spoils of Poynton.

JAMES, Henry The Spoils of Poynton.

William Heinemann. 1897.


8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover, design of irises stamped in blind on the upper cover; pp. [iv] + 286 + [1, advertisement for Embarrassments] + ; spine…

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[THE AMERICAS] ABBOT, Philip Stanley. Addresses at…

[THE AMERICAS] ABBOT, Philip Stanley. Addresses at a Memorial Meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club, October 21, 1896, and other papers.

Reprinted from "Appalachia", [Boston, Mass.], n.d. [1896].


8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. [iii], 82; portrait frontispiece, 10 other plates; worn on spine, soiled, a good copy.First edition. This is a memorial volume for Abbot, who died on…

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DE MONVEL, L[ouis]-M[aurice] (illustrator).  J.-B…

DE MONVEL, L[ouis]-M[aurice] (illustrator). J.-B. WECKERLIN (arrangements by). Chansons de France Pour Les Petits Enfants.

Paris; Plon-Nourrit et Cie. [1927].


Landscape 4to. Original, and striking, pictorial pink cloth boldly patterned with blue and white flower heads and a large gilt block of poppies, lettered in black to upper board, dark blue…

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BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael. Environs and…

BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael. Environs and Vicinity of Edinburgh.

London, Nelson and Sons, 1859.


Small 8vo. Original cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, ornamented in blind; pp. 80, 16 (advertisements); folding map and 12 colour plates; light wear to extremities, a little toned and…

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JANSSON, Tove (illustrator). Original Moomin…

JANSSON, Tove (illustrator). Original Moomin Labels from the 1950s.

Helsinki; Kromipaino, circa 1950.


A set of 4 original Moomin labels by Tove Jansson, limited and numbered, each image size circa 60 x 60mm, printed in three colours (red, powder blue and yellow), and each individually…

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WILLMAN, Rainer and Julia VOSS. The Art and…

WILLMAN, Rainer and Julia VOSS. The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel.

Cologne: Taschen. 2017.


Large 4to. Original cloth in publisher's presentation box; pp. 704, illustrated throughout; new."Discover Ernst Haeckel, the 19th-century artist-biologist who found beauty in even the…

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