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Paris: Office Technique Pour l'Utilisation de l'Acier, 1935. Folio, numerous photogravure plates, plans, elevations and details, black leather spine, coloured decorative boards edged with white leather scuffed. Binding signed 'Barast' apparently one of a number of special copies for presentation, this copy numbered '8' and inscribed to M.Bruneton. This impressive.....
London: W.Bulmer and Co., 1796.
From the library of Frances Mary CurrerFolio, stipple engraved frontispiece and engravings in text; a charming copy in half dark green morocco, marbled boards, armorial bookplates for Frances Mary Richardson Currer and Mathew Wilson, contemporary ink ownership signature of 'M R Currer' on half...
London: J. M. Dent, 1922.
Colour plates by Edmund DulacSix volumes, octavo, with a total of 60 colour plates (including frontispieces), otherwise a most attractive set in uniform half polished navy calf by Bayntun with ornate gilt spine ornament and crimson labels. Collected edition of the Brontë novels, here...
Launceston: J.S.V Turner, 1872.
Aboriginal Mission settlements in Bass Strait.Octavo, folding frontispiece map, eight plates and four leaves of parochial Launceston advertisements bound at the rear; recently rebound in buckram retaining part of the original publisher's cloth. Scarce and informative book containing much information on Aboriginal Mission to the.....
Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1875. Small octavo; in a handsome vellum binding, boards with black morocco onlays, decorated ornately with gilt Greek key motif, morocco label and tailpiece, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. A beautifully bound copy of the second edition, revised and corrected, of this attractive nineteenth-century version of the poems...
London: Becket and De Hondt, 1771.
Earliest account of the Endeavour voyage: from the library of George IIIQuarto, complete with the rare dedication leaf; trimmed to a square octavo size, with pages cut close to the text; an unusual copy but in fact most attractive, bound in contemporary polished...
London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1835-, 1837. 15 volumes, small octavo, each volume with engraved title and frontispiece, 11 portrait engravings,, in matching contemporary full polished calf, spines with raised bands, decorated in gilt, black and red morocco labels. A first edition set of William Cowper's (1731-1800) complete works edited by...
London: B. Tooke and G. Strahan, 1703. Quarto; title page thumbed; polished half calf by Sangorski and Sutcliff. Early edition of John Crown's best play. Based on the Spanish play No Puedesser, and written at the command of Charles II, Sir Courtly Nice was first performed (and published) in 1685...
London: engraved by J. & C. Walker, published by J. Cross, 20 July, 1837.
Owned by John Macarthur's son-in-lawDissected hand-coloured engraved map, backed on linen, 1265 x 785 mm., remarkablly handsome large-format map, early owner's name "J. Bowman" repeated in pen on the verso; preserved in a silk-lined green...
London: Printed for J. Butterworth, 1810.
From the library of Barron FieldOctavo, with armorial bookplate of Barron Field; contemporary calf binding with elegant blind tooling. From the library of Barron Field with his bookplate. A significant contemporary legal text and pleasing association copy from the library of one of...
A symbol of common fellowshipManuscript album measuring 188 x 138 mm., bound in full polished calf, spine gilt with raised bands, boards embossed and decorated in gilt, dentelles, edges gilt; silk endpapers. In 1915 a soldier's rest centre was opened at Poperinghe, Belgium. It was named Talbot...
London: John Murray, 1887.
Featuring a portrait by Sir Joshua ReynoldsEight volumes, octavo, single portrait frontispiece, 14 maps (12 folding and 5 coloured); understated half brown morocco, gilt spine with raised bands. A most attractive set of Gibbon's opus, first published in 1776 and here re-issued with notes by...
Melbourne: McCarron, Bird & Co., 1875. Octavo, large folding map frontispiece, original green cloth with gilt vignette of Mt Olga; inscribed by Von Mueller on half-title page to Joshua Snowball. Scarce first edition of Giles's account of his first two expeditions. In 1872 he made the first attempt to cross...
Quaint original Sydney Town colonial bindingSix volumes duodecimo, bound in uniform contemporary polished sheep with gilt spines. Choice example of colonial Sydney bookbinding, with each volume bearing the ticket of stationer William Moffitt of Pitt Street (most often remembered as printer and distributor of the New South...
Oxford University Press, 1913. Octavo, portrait frontispiece, very good; in three quarter green crushed morocco, top edge gilt, An attractive single-volume edition of the poems of Adam Lindsay Gordon in a Bayntun binding. Gordon (1833-1870), a well known horseman, became one of our most loved and acclaimed poets. Born at...
Copenhagen: Ernst Henrich Berling, 1743.
Royal copy of an important work on naval manoeuvresFolio, with woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, engraved allegorical frontispiece and 68 full-page plates, mostly showing various formations, manoeuvring, and engagements of naval fleets; title-page with oval library stamp of "Søe Officerernes Bibliothek Stempel"; a fine...
London: Valpy, 1824.
Early Australian schoolbookDuodecimo, owner's inscription on title-page and front free endpaper; in original plain roan binding. A charming relic of early Australian education. This classical Greek textbook in its seventh edition, is in its original colonial binding and was originally owned by William Howe, member of...
Sydney: R. Howe, Government Printer, 1828.
Sydney printing, presented by Governor DarlingDuodecimo; a delightful copy, completely unsophisticated in its original Sydney binding of blind-tooled sheep, preserved in a quarter morocco book-form box. An exceptional survivor from the early days of Sydney publishing: the first Australian Church of England hymn-book...
London: Henry Bohn, 1850-1854.
Includes biographies of Columbus and the prophet MohammedTen volumes, octavo, finely bound by in green half calf with elaborate gilt spines. Sterling example of early twentieth century English bookbinding from the workshop of Sangorski & Sutcliff. Although best known for his short stories, particularly the...
Paris: Chez Courcier, 1807-, 1810. Quarto, two works bound in one, in total seven folding plates and one folding table, some pages age-toned but overall very good, neatly bound in modern quarter calf, Ingleton bookplate and manuscript note. A fine volume containing rare first editions of two French works of...
London: Hurst, Chance and Co., 1829.
In the wake of the PandoraTwo volumes, octavo, plates (two folding, one coloured), and a folding map; plates crisp, in half green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine banded and gilt. The solution of the La Pérouse mystery: an excellent copy of the.....
London: Macmillan, 1921. Small octavo, all edges gilt, a crisp copy; full polished calf, spine with raised bands, gilt. A very good copy of the well-known English essayist Charles Lamb's best known work. First appearing between 1820 and 1823 in the London Magazine, the content is known to be largely...
London: Hurst, Robinson and Company, 1822. Four volumes, small octavo, 24 engravings including 4 frontispieces, some foxing to plates and preliminaries; half polished calf with marbled boards, spines with double morocco labels, gilt. A lovely set of the French novelist and playwright Alain-René Lesage's masterpiece in a Root binding. Lesage...