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I Quattro Libri Dell'Architettura by Andrea Palladio

Venetia: Appresso Dominico de Franceschi , 1570. First edition. Leather. Fine. 12" by 8". Andrea Palladio . An exceptional copy of Andrea Palladio's seminal architectural work. A hugely important work, which outlines Palladio's teachings including the n...

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£99,000.00


The Illustrated London News by Various

London: The Illustrated London News , 1842-1910. First edition. Cloth. Good. 16.5" by 12". Various. A vanishingly scarce continuous run of the highly influential Victorian periodical The Illustrated London News, replete with many highly desirable foldin...

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£77,000.00


Terenti Cum Directorio Vocabulorum Comoediae by Publius Terentius Afer

Strasbourg: Johann Gruninger, 1499. Vellum. Very Good Indeed. 12" by 8.5". Gruninger. An extremely scarce, complete copy of Terence's comedies. The second Guninger edition, adorned with detailed woodcuts. An extremely scarce work. In the original Latin...

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£38,500.00


A Series of Designs of Furniture & Decoration in the Styles of Louis XIVth, Francis Ist, Elizabeth, and Gothic by Henry Wood

London: William Pickering, 1845. First edition. Leather. Near Fine. 16" by 12.5". Not Stated. A finely bound copy of this seldom complete series of designs by Henry Wood. A bright collection of hand-coloured interior drawings, which is extremely rare in...

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£38,000.00


Crusade in Europe by Dwight Eisenhower

New York: Doubleday and Company , 1948. First edition. Cloth. Fine. 10" by 6.5" . None. A scarce, unusually fine, important association copy of this famous account of the Second World War. Signed from Eisenhower to one of the other great military leader...

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£34,000.00


The Annual Register by Edmund Burke; Various

London: Baldwin, Cradock, Joy et al, 1758-1902. First edition. Fine Binding. Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". None Stated. An exceptionally handsome library set of the long-established and noted periodical 'The Annual Register'. This lengthy run contemporane...

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£29,000.00


The Works of H G Wells by H.G. Wells

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1924-1927. First edition. Fine Binding. Fine. 9" by 6". None. A fine, complete set of H.G.Wells' works. Exquisitely bound, in full morocco bindings, with Wells' signature tooled to the front boards. Signed by Wells to the first ...

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£27,750.00


Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

London: Chapman and Hall, 1930. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/Near Fine. 7.5" by 5". None. An exceptional first edition copy of Evelyn Waugh's satire on the Bright Young Things. With the exceedingly scarce first state dustwrapper in a lovely condition...

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£26,500.00


Historical and Statistical Information respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States by Henry R Schoolcraft

London: Lippincott, Gambo & Co., 1851-7. Cloth. Very Good. 13.5" by 10". Seth Eastman. A very scarce, signed presentation set of this important ethnographical work on Native Americans. This was the most extensive nineteenth century work on the subject a...

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£25,000.00


Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften by Albert Einstein et al

Berlin: Akademie der Wissenchaften, 1922-38. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 10.5" by 7.5". None. A scarce, complete run of the Akademie der Wissenschaften's publications from the year 1922-38, which contain twenty-six first editions of Einstein's lectures hel...

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£24,000.00


A Letter to a Friend Upon Occasion of the Death of his Friend by Sir Thomas Browne

London: Charles Brome, 1690. First edition. Fine Binding. Fine. 11.5" by 7.5". None. A beautiful binding by Katherine Adams for this important 1st edition copy of this very scarce work by Sir Thomas Browne. From the library of noted collector and biblio...

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£24,000.00


The Worst Journey in The World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

London: Constable and Company Limited, 1922. First edition. Cloth. Good. 9" by 6". Edward A Wilson. A unique example of this highly influential and very scarce work regarding Robert Falcon Scott's doomed quest for the South Pole, containing a signed let...

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£23,500.00


The Works of Mr William Shakespear In Six Volumes Adorn'd With Cuts Revised and Corrected with an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author by William Shakespeare; Nicholas Rowe

London: Jacob Tonson, 1709. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 8" by 5". None. Six volumes of Tonson's dramatic works of Shakespeare. Volumes I-V are in uniform bindings as a set, with the pages trimmed down. Volume VI is bound in a different half calf ...

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£23,000.00


The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

London: H.G. Clarke, 1844. Leather. Very Good. 5" by 3.5". None. An extremely scarce, beautifully produced edition of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Sense and Sensibility'. With the vanishingly scarce original chromolithographed gilt wrappers ...

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£22,500.00


The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches The Vinegar Bible by Anon

Oxford: John Baskett, 1716-1717. First edition. Fine Binding. Very Good. 21" by 14". None. A beautiful set of the famed 'Vinegar Bible' published by John Baskett of Oxford. Dibdin notes this Bible as 'the most magnificent' of the Oxford Bibles. A handso...

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£22,000.00


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