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From Range to Sea; A Bird Lover's Ways

From Range to Sea; A Bird Lover's Ways

by BARRETT, Charles

Melbourne: T.C. Lothian, 1907. LIND, Ruby. The author considered this whimsical overview of Victorian bird life a Christmas greeting from Australia. Complete with woodblock illustration by Ruby Lind and photographs by A.H.E. Mattingley, here is a book that explores its subjects according to habitat in a charming and indirect manner: 'When we awoke at dawn, all the bushes were sparkling with hoar frost, and the spiders' webs, which draped them, were strung with diamond drops, glowing with... Read more
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AU$175.00
Discobolus and Other Verse

Discobolus and Other Verse

by LINDSAY, Lionel

Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1959. Beautifully illustrated collection of poetry with Lionel Lindsay's woodcut vignettes. Lindsay's final book, housed in its original slipcase. Limited edition of 350 numbered copies, printed at the Hawthorn Press. Octavo, original brown cloth, slipcase worn at edges, a very good copy.
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AU$200.00
Art in Australia. [First Series Fifth Number]

Art in Australia. [First Series Fifth Number]

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney, editor

Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1918. First Edition. Good. Of interest: Rupert Bunny profile, two tipped colour plates; the Connell Collection of Old Furniture in the Melbourne Art Gallery, five photographic black & white plates; article entitled "On Richmond Bridge" by W. Hardy Wilson, two tipped-in colour plates; study of M.J. MacNally by Harry Julius. Octavo, a good copy in the original decorated wrappers.
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AU$60.00
SPECHIO DE LA FEDE

SPECHIO DE LA FEDE

by [CARACCIOLUS, ROBERTUS]

Venetia: Stampato per Maistro Piero de Quarengis Bergomascho, 1517. 305 x 215 mm. (12 x 8 1/2"). 155 leaves (lacking the final blank). VERY PLEASING OLIVE BROWN MOROCCO BY LEIGHTON (stamp-signed on front pastedown), covers panelled in an antique style, with gilt and blind rules and a broad and intricate gilt foliate border, gilt trefoils as cornerpieces in outer panel, small gilt circular floral cornerpieces in inner panel, raised bands flanked by blind rules terminating in trifoliate leaves on both... Read more
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$3,016.00
Woodcut Initials. O, P, Q

Woodcut Initials. O, P, Q

by [17th Century Italian Engraver]

[Roma: ca. 1650?]. Woodcuts on Laid Paper, Most with text to verso. Most 5 x 5.5 cm. Very Good. From the Collection of Hon. Gerald Henry Brabazon Ponsonby (1829 - 1908), Private Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland; son of the 4th Earl of Bessborough.
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$50.00
Female Nude, Lying. From Twenty-Five (25) Nudes

Female Nude, Lying. From Twenty-Five (25) Nudes

by Gill, Eric

1938. Wood-engraving. Printer's proof 3-6/7 x 6-1/4 inches on wide margined paper measuring 12 x 9 inches. Evan Gill, no. 38. (Large format is Physick, no. 954.) Initial, title and date in pencil in the margin. This version is possibly a copy by Earl M. Washington.
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$250.00
HOROLOGIUM DEVOTIONIS. [bound with]  BERNARDUS CLARAEVALLENSIS.  SPECULUM DIVINI AMORIS. [bound with] GERARDUS DE ZUTPHANIA.  DE SPIRITUALIBUS ASCENSIONIBUS

HOROLOGIUM DEVOTIONIS. [bound with] BERNARDUS CLARAEVALLENSIS. SPECULUM DIVINI AMORIS. [bound with] GERARDUS DE ZUTPHANIA. DE SPIRITUALIBUS ASCENSIONIBUS

by (WOODCUTS - INCUNABULAR). (SAMMELBAND). BERTHOLDUS

[Basel: Johann Amerbach not after 1490]; Cologne: Heinrich Quentel, 1505; [Basel: Johann Amerbach and Johann Petri, not after 1490]. Only Separate Edition of "Speculum Divini Amoris.. 150 x 100 mm. (5 7/8 x 4"). Bertholdus: [65] leaves (lacking final blank); single column, 30 lines in gothic type. Bernardus: [80] leaves; single column, 26 lines in roman type. Gerardus: [68] leaves; single column, 29 lines in gothic type. Three separately published works in one volume. Pleasing period pigskin, upper... Read more
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$20,280.00
Woodcut Initials. T, V, L, P, Q

Woodcut Initials. T, V, L, P, Q

by [17th Century Italian Engraver]

[Roma: ca. 1650?]. Woodcuts on Laid Paper, Most with text to verso. Most 5 x 5.5 cm. Very Good. From the Collection of Hon. Gerald Henry Brabazon Ponsonby (1829 - 1908), Private Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland; son of the 4th Earl of Bessborough.
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$50.00
PORTRAITS - FRIENDS - ARTISTS: DRYPOINTS, ETCHINGS, WOODCUTS OF OREGON ARTISTS BY LAVERNE KRAUSE, POEMS BY KENNETH O. HANSON

PORTRAITS - FRIENDS - ARTISTS: DRYPOINTS, ETCHINGS, WOODCUTS OF OREGON ARTISTS BY LAVERNE KRAUSE, POEMS BY KENNETH O. HANSON

by HANSON, KENNETH O. [and] LAVERNE KRAUSE

Portland, Oregon: Press-22, 1979. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 25 COPIES. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (this an artist's proof copy, out of sequence). 394 x 292 mm. (15 1/2 x 11 1/2"). [22] leaves (16 are plates, all with tissue guards). Leaves loosely laid into a white coarse linen clamshell case, with paper label on spine and embossed figurative label on front cover. 16 HAND-PRINTED PLATES (six are woodcuts, and 10 are etched or drypoint engravings), EACH SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Printed in red and black A... Read more
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$676.00
THE MIRROUR OF POLICIE. A WORKE NO LESSE PROFITABLE THAN NECESSARIE, FOR ALL MAGISTRATES, AND GOUERNOURS OF ESTATES AND COMMONWEALES

THE MIRROUR OF POLICIE. A WORKE NO LESSE PROFITABLE THAN NECESSARIE, FOR ALL MAGISTRATES, AND GOUERNOURS OF ESTATES AND COMMONWEALES

by [LA PERRIÈRE, GUILLAUME DE]

London: Adam Islip, 1598. First Edition in English, Earliest State (with four leaves of preliminaries). 190 x 142 mm. (7 3/4 x 5 5/8"). [139] leaves. 19th century red pebble-grain morocco, covers with double blind-ruled frame, raised bands, gilt titling. Printer's device on title page, 17 full-page woodcuts, six miniatures in the text, and two folding woodcuts. Front free endpaper with bookplate of the Fox Pointe Collection. Pforzheimer 579; STC 15228. Extremities a little rubbed, spine slightly... Read more
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$4,680.00
THE EARTHLY PARADISE

THE EARTHLY PARADISE

by (KELMSCOTT PRESS). MORRIS, WILLIAM

Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896-97. ONE OF 225 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum.). 235 x 165 mm. (9 1/4 x 6 1/2"). Eight volumes. Original flexible vellum, flat spine with gilt titling, silk ties. Woodcut initials, 14 DIFFERENT ELABORATE WOODCUT BORDERS USED ON 60 PAGES (50 of these pages with full borders), printer's device on final page. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Peterson A-41; Sparling 41. A BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT COPY, with virtually no signs of use. This is the ambitious Kelmscott... Read more
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$18,720.00
ORDONNANCIE ENDE INSTRUCTIE NAER DE WELCKE VOORT-AEN HEN MOETEN REGULEREN DIE GHESWOREN WISSELAERS OFTE COLLECTEURS VANDE GOUDE ENDE SILVEREN PENNINGEN WESENDE VERBODEN, GHESCHROYT, TE LICHT OFT TE SEER VERSLETEN

ORDONNANCIE ENDE INSTRUCTIE NAER DE WELCKE VOORT-AEN HEN MOETEN REGULEREN DIE GHESWOREN WISSELAERS OFTE COLLECTEURS VANDE GOUDE ENDE SILVEREN PENNINGEN WESENDE VERBODEN, GHESCHROYT, TE LICHT OFT TE SEER VERSLETEN

by (COMMERCIAL TRADING - CURRENCY)

Antwerp: Hieronymus Verdussen, 1633. 308 x 98 mm. (12 1/8 x 3 7/8"). [126] leaves. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, raised bands, spine attractively gilt in compartments with floral lozenge centerpiece and volute cornerpieces, maroon morocco label. WITH 3,370 WOODCUTS depicting both sides of 1,685 coins in their actual size. Minor rubbing to joints and extremities, faint stains to pastedowns (from glue?), other trivial defects internally, but AN UNUSUALLY FINE COPY, the binding with only negligible wear,... Read more
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$5,720.00
HELPS AND HINTS HOW TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY: WITH INSTRUCTIONS IN RIFLE AND PISTOL SHOOTING, &C

HELPS AND HINTS HOW TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY: WITH INSTRUCTIONS IN RIFLE AND PISTOL SHOOTING, &C

by (SHOOTING). BERENGER, LT. COL. [CHARLES RANDOM] DE

London: Published for the Proprietor by T. Hurst, 1835. FIRST EDITION. 235 x 143 mm. (9 1/4 x 5 5/8"). vii, [i], 286, [2] pp. Publisher's dark green pebble-grained cloth, flat spine with gilt cartouche and titling. With title page vignette and 18 woodcuts in the text (four of them by George Cruikshank and signed with his initials) demonstrating methods of self defense, eight full-page etched plates, four by George Cruikshank and three by his brother Robert, and two folding etched scenes, all of sporting... Read more
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$676.00
The Picture Alphabet

The Picture Alphabet

by BISHOP & CO

Houndsditch: Bishop & Co, 1830. First Edition. A delightful woodcut alphabet. Here are many favourites - the Fox, the Goose, and the Lamb - but where necessary, the publisher's evidently felt capable of stretching their young audience. Significantly, it includes a 'K' for Kangaroo, revealing how wide-spread and how quickly the appetite for exotic natural history from Australia and the South Pacific had grown. There are also more unusual inclusions such as 'I' for Ibex, and even 'M' for Mermaid. Sadly,... Read more
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AU$825.00
MADMAN'S DRUM

MADMAN'S DRUM

by WARD, LYND

New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1930. FIRST EDITION, Second printing. 211 x 148 mm. (8 3/8 x 5 7/8"). [130] leaves. Original black and white paper boards with repeating pattern, black cloth spine with paper label. Lacking dust jacket. Entirely illustrated with wood engravings Front pastedown with bookplate of Arthur Luche(?). Light shelf wear, paper label and part of upper board a little browned, a few pages slightly jagged along edges due to rough opening, a hint of offsetting, but still... Read more
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$208.00
DOVE AT THE WINDOWS: LAST LETTERS OF FOUR QUAKER MARTYRS

DOVE AT THE WINDOWS: LAST LETTERS OF FOUR QUAKER MARTYRS

Lincoln, MA: Penmaen Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Tall quarto (8" x 11-3/4") in original cloth. Foreword by George Selleck. Illustrated with five woodcuts by Michael McCurdy. One of 24 copies of a total edition of 224 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. This copy is marked "MM" at the colophon and belonged to the publisher and illustrator, Michael McCurdy.
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$187.50
THREE BOOKES OF COLLOQUIES CONCERNING THE ARTE OF SHOOTING IN GREAT AND SMALL PEECES OF ARTILLERIE. [with] THE LUCAR APPENDIX

THREE BOOKES OF COLLOQUIES CONCERNING THE ARTE OF SHOOTING IN GREAT AND SMALL PEECES OF ARTILLERIE. [with] THE LUCAR APPENDIX

by TARTAGLIA, NICCOLÒ

London: [Thomas Dawson] for John Harrison, 1588. First Edition in English. 283 x 190 mm. (11 1/8 x 7 1/2"). 4 p.l., 80, [4], 120 pp., [1] leaf (errata on verso). Collates as the British Library copy, with G3 and G4 uncancelled, with G3r line 5 from bottom ending "sayde"; G5 replaced with cancel bifolium with woodcut of mortar shooting on title page but without errata on verso of second leaf. COMPLETE.Translated into English and compiled by Cyprian Lucar. 19th century red half morocco over red buckram,... Read more
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$28,600.00
Woodcut Initials. Q, L, S, N, I

Woodcut Initials. Q, L, S, N, I

by [17th Century Italian Engraver]

[Roma: ca. 1650?]. Woodcuts on Laid Paper, Most with text to verso. Most 5 x 5.5 cm. Very Good. From the Collection of Hon. Gerald Henry Brabazon Ponsonby (1829 - 1908), Private Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland; son of the 4th Earl of Bessborough.
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$50.00
NOVI TESTAMENTI AEDITIO POSTREMA, PER D. ERASMUM ROTERODAMUM, CUM SCRIPTURAE CONCORDANTIIS

NOVI TESTAMENTI AEDITIO POSTREMA, PER D. ERASMUM ROTERODAMUM, CUM SCRIPTURAE CONCORDANTIIS

by (BINDINGS - EARLY BLIND-STAMPED). BIBLE IN LATIN

Frankfurt am Main: Weigand Han, 1560. 175 x 100 mm. (6 3/4 x 4"). 24 p.l., 376, [9] leaves. VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY BLIND-STAMPED CALF, covers framed by ornate medallion-and-foliage roll (EBDB r002141), enclosing a central panel tooled with palmettes, upper cover with lettering at head: "HINRICUS ET HIERONYMUS WITZENDORFF" and the date "1562"; raised bands, spine in blind-ruled compartments with two star tools, top compartment with remnants of paper label, bottom compartment with ink lettering (shelf... Read more
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$10,400.00
Hair Combing. [Portrarit of Petra, the artist's daughter]

Hair Combing. [Portrarit of Petra, the artist's daughter]

by Gill, Eric

1929. Wood-engraving. Reduced format printer's proof. 5.25 x 3.5 inches on wide-margined paper measuring 12 x 9 inches. Physick, no. 208. Initial, title and date in pencil in the margin. This version is possibly a copy by Earl M. Washington.
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$250.00
Japanese Art. a phase in colour-prints

Japanese Art. a phase in colour-prints

by BARNETT, P. Neville

Sydney: Privately printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. First Edition. Standard de-luxe edition of one hundred and sixty copies (total issue of two hundred copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a near fine copy. As a publisher, Percy Nevillle Barnett insisted upon the finest materials, with elegant type cut in Europe and printed on paper handmade by the highly respected artisan, Harrie Mortlock, owner of the Beacon Press. A remarkable celebration of the Japanese Ukiyo-e... Read more
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AU$1,850.00
Woodcut Initials. V, L

Woodcut Initials. V, L

by [17th Century Italian Engraver]

[Roma: ca. 1650?]. Woodcuts on Laid Paper, Most with text to verso. Most 5 x 5.5 cm. Very Good. From the Collection of Hon. Gerald Henry Brabazon Ponsonby (1829 - 1908), Private Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland; son of the 4th Earl of Bessborough.
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$50.00
Ten Fables with Twenty One Illustrations by Rachel Russell.

Ten Fables with Twenty One Illustrations by Rachel Russell.

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Ten Fables with Twenty One Illustrations by Rachel Russell. London: The Swan Press, Chelsea : MCMXXVIII [1928]. With a memorial bookplate, "In Memory of Michael Hariot Huth Walters for his Friend" with the name Betty Menzies written in ink. Elizabeth G.C. Menzies was the rare woman staff photographer at Princeton University, whose images decorated the front cover of the Princeton Alumni Weekly for many years and a friend of Michael Heriot Huth Walters. Walters died suddenly. His... Read more
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$450.00
La Philosophie de la Nature dans L'Art d'Extrême-Orient

La Philosophie de la Nature dans L'Art d'Extrême-Orient

by PETRUCCI, Raphael

Paris: Henri Laurens, 1910. Folio, full-page plates including four woodblocks in colour; contemporary cloth a little foxed. 'C'est sans doute par un effet de la mentalité particulière des Extrême-Orientaux que ~ le monde leur est apparu, non point comme un élément incomplet, soumis à leur orgueil par un créateur absolu, mais comme un ensemble frémissant dont la vie s'écoulait, avec ses subtilités, ses beautés et ses... Read more
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AU$685.00
AFTER READING. [and] AFTER BERNEVAL

AFTER READING. [and] AFTER BERNEVAL

by (BEAUMONT PRESS). WILDE, OSCAR

Westminster: Beaumont Press, 1921-22. FIRST EDITIONS. EACH ONE OF 75 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM OF THE EDITION DE LUXE SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER AND ARTIST (of a total of 475 copies). 222 x 152 mm. (8 3/4 x 6"). Two separately issued but companion volumes. Original vellum-backed decorative paper boards. Reading with vignette on title in orange and green, two plates in the same colors, one facsimile of writing in text, device on final page, stylized illustration of a tree on front and rear endpapers;... Read more
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$2,600.00