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London: Virtue and Company, circa 1875. Three thick quarto volumes, engraved vignettes, full page plates, page-edges gilt; in contemporary red morocco gilt, flat spines elaborately gilt, cloth boards marked. Beautifully illustrated collection of essays on the history of London bound in ornate handsome contemporary gilt decorated red morocco. In addition.....
Milan: Autumn 1825.
Superb expression of the La Perouse mythAquatint with original hand colouring, 340 x 390 mm, mounted and handsomely framed. Atmospheric coloured aquatint depicting an evocative scene from the staging of the "Ballet-Pantomime" based on the disappearance of La Pérouse in the Pacific. Between the complete disappearance.....
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1833. Thick octavo, half title including publishers advertisements to verso, almost 100 lithographs on thicker art pages (but with continuing pagination) as well as more than 2,000 wood engravings throughout, early owner's inscription,, very good; half dark blue morocco, original marbled boards.....
London: M. Taylor, 1838. Quarto, with 22 engraved plates (eight double-page); in the original grey boards with paper label,, with the 16pp. publisher's catalogue. A very charming, but practical, pattern-book aimed at the country gentleman who wished to construct villas which looked like farms, and for genteel farmers who wanted.....
London: J. Souter, 1825.
By Governor Macquarie's artistOblong folio, a tall copy with the pictorial lithographed title untrimmed, 48 coloured aquatint views after drawings by Joseph Lycett, the colouring generally very bright and of notably high quality, two engraved maps (one folding), with descriptive letterpress text, later neat owner's.....
London: John Booth Duke Street Portland Place, 4 June 1810.
The first panoramic views of Sydney to be exhibitedPair of uncoloured aquatints joined as a panorama as intended, 340 x 980 mm; in original bird's-eye maple frame. A rare panoramic view of Sydney Harbour. John Eyre arrived in New.....
Dunedin: New Zealand Institute, 1896.
The original Maori design source-bookLarge quarto, profusely illustrated throughout (including seven special plates printed in black and red), a very attractive copy in original half morocco binding. A special publication of the New Zealand Institute to record and photograph all outstanding examples of surviving.....
Wellington: The Polynesian Society, 1946.
A fine collectionOctavo, 98 plates with descriptive text, bound in recent blue cloth retaining original printed wrappers, fine copy. Second edition. 'Mr. W.O. Oldman of London was for many years a dealer in curios and artefacts fabricated by primitive peoples, and ended by becoming.....
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1865. Two volumes, thick octavo, two engraved portrait frontispieces, double-page pair of chromolithograph plates of borders, numerous wood engravings in the text; ALS from Josiah Wedgwood II (son of Josiah Wedgwood) attached to verso of frontispiece in first volume;in striking three-quarter red morocco, gilt lettering and.....
Sydney: J. R. Clarke, circa 1870.
A Massachusetts tune published in SydneyFolio, sheet music comprising two leaves including the title-page, a few spots, very good; neatly disbound. Scarce Sydney printed musical score of a children's song by Massachusetts composer Charles Albert White. The score was published by Sydney bookseller.....
London: Whittaker, 1823.
By the 'father of Australian music'Large quarto, including 40 leaves of engraved musical scores continuously paginated with the text; old pencil marginalia, in mid-nineteenth century black half with gilt lettering. A treatise on the art of singing and the philosophy of music by the 'father of.....
Sydney: W. Baker. Hibernian Press, King Street, Sydney, 1845.
Setting of the Lord's Prayer by the early Australian composer and collaborator of Lord ByronA bifolium sheet of music, 345 x 270 mm; unbound. A rare and fragile piece of early pianoforte music by the vibrant and mercurial musician Isaac.....
Melbourne: Allan & Co., n.d., but, 1937.
"A lasting contribution to the life of Australian children…"Octavo; original illustrated wrappers. With the success of the first three song books written and composed by Annie Rentoul and Georgette Peterson and illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, other editions were inevitable. This collection.....
Vicenza: Jean Rossi, and Modena, 1785-1786.
Palladian revival architectureThree volumes, folio, comprising: "Les Bâtimens et les desseins", four parts (bound in the first two volumes), each with separate decorated title-pages, portrait frontispiece to the first volume and a total of 208 engraved plates, many folding; "Les Thermes", being the.....
Sydney: N.S.W. Government Printer, 1897.
Photographic Panorama of the Sydney Agricultural ShowFive-panel panoramic photograph, highlighted by hand, laid down on canvas, 390 x 3490 mm.; some wear and staining to canvas backing, very lightly cracked at one joint, but overall in very good condition. A rare very large panoramic.....
London: for R. Ackermann, 1818.
Cottages ornés: influential on Colonial designImperial octavo, frontispiece and 26 aquatint plates, all handcoloured; nineteenth century purple half calf. In this beautifully illustrated book George Papworth (1775-1847) intended to demonstrate that even a modest cottage could be raised to a high aesthetic plane with.....
London: for J. Taylor, 1823. Quarto, 33 engraved plates (23 sepia aquatints), partly unopened in original grey boards, with 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. An excellent unsophisticated copy of the second edition. Pocock (1779-1849) had an extensive and varied architectural practice in England, Ireland and Canada, where he built the Ball.....
London: R. N. Rose, 1821.
"A literary conservatory of rare, curious, and interesting productions…"Six volumes, octavo, illustrated by one hundred engravings (some folding); contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Generously illustrated cyclopaedia of curious knowledge gleaned from myriad sources for the general reader. In the preface, the good Reverend Polehampton.....
London: James Rimell and Son, 1881. Folio, with a suite of 24 tinted lithographs, some foxing; a very good copy bound in original dark blue cloth, small worm hole to front board, gilt. An attractive copy of this increasingly rare book of illustrations by Samuel Prout, an important and influential.....
London: Cadell and Davies, 1809. Three volumes, octavo, aquatint frontispiece portrait; fine in contemporary sprinkled calf, spines simply ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces and circular green volume labels. Fourth edition, corrected, in a restrained contemporary binding: the works of Sir Joseph Reynolds, the most influential of eighteenth-century English.....
London: James Carpenter, 1830. Quarto, lithograph title and 96 lithograph plates; possibly lacking additional letterpress title (?), in modern quarter calf. Third edition of this classic architectural pattern book. Robinson (1776-1858) was a prolific and versatile designer of country mansions and picturesque cottages. In the present work he provides sixteen.....
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1836. Quarto, lithograph title and 96 lithograph plates; original quarter roan. Third edition "greatly improved" a re- issue of the 1830 edition by Bohn, with a new preface. Robinson (1776-1858) was a prolific and versatile designer of country mansions and picturesque cottages. In the present work.....
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1836. Quarto, decorative lithographed title, 96 plates; in original quarter morocco with morocco label on upper board. Fourth edition of the first of Robinson's six pattern-books. Peter Frederick Robinson (1776-1858) was a very successful architect as well as a prolific writer on architectural styles. As a......