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VADERLANDSCH A-B BOEK VOOR DE NEDERLANDSCHE JEUGD
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VADERLANDSCH A-B BOEK VOOR DE NEDERLANDSCHE JEUGD

by (CHILDREN'S BOOKS). [SWILDENS, JOHAN HENDRIK]

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Amsterdam: W. Holtrop, 1781. FIRST EDITION. 178 x 108 mm. (7 x 4 1/4"). 18 p.l., 3-58, [2] pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary quarter calf over speckled paper boards. A TOTAL OF 33 VERY CHARMING ENGRAVED PAGES comprising the title page, the following page with calligraphic alphabets, four other full-page illustrations (comprising mathematical shapes, multiplication table and system using digits of hands, vowels and consonants with small exemplary pictures, and the solar system) and 27 half-page illustrations showing scenes of childhood, commerce, laboring, and domesticity, these and the first two leaves done on heavy stock, the engravings by L. Brasser, N. van der Meer, C. Bogerts, C. Brouwer, B. de Bakker, J. Condet, and H. Numan after designs by the author in collaboration with P. Wagenaar den Jongen. Hesselink and Kerssemakers 87. Small chip to head of spine with older repair, corners a little bumped, three leaves with short closed marginal tears, A1 lightly soiled, occasional mild browning or… Read more
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VARIARVM LECTIONVM LIBRI XV
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VARIARVM LECTIONVM LIBRI XV

by (PLANTIN PRESS). MURET, MARC ANTOINE

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Antverpiæ [i.e., Leyden]: Christophorum Plantinum, 1586. Second Plantin Edition. 175 x 108 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 1/4"). 325 (i.e., 425), [20] pp. Second Plantin Edition. Bound in very pleasant 18th century vellum, yapp edges, flat spine with title written faintly in ink. Plantin compass device on title page, historiated initials. Front pastedown with the armorial bookplate of Robert Shafto of Benwell; rear pastedown with the armorial bookplate of (Shafto's relative) William Adair. Voet 1724; Graesse IV, 628. Text with light marginal browning (one margin with three small brown spots), crease and tear in one leaf from faulty trimming (no text loss), otherwise very fine, the binding with virtually no soiling and without any appreciable wear, and the text clean and quite fresh. An intelligent and scholarly reader of the classics, Marc Antoine Muret (1526-85) makes suggestions in these "Various Readings" for emendations and interpretations of a number of ancient authors, principally Cicero, Horace, Plautus,… Read more
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VEDUTA ESTERNA DELLE TRE SALE SEPOLCRALI, CREDUTE DELLA FAMIGLIA D 'AUGUSTO from LE ANTICHITÀ...

VEDUTA ESTERNA DELLE TRE SALE SEPOLCRALI, CREDUTE DELLA FAMIGLIA D 'AUGUSTO from LE ANTICHITÀ ROMANE. ["EXTERNAL VIEW OF THE THREE ROOMS OF SEPULCHRES, BELIEVED TO BE FOR THE FAMILY OF AUGUSTUS" from ROMAN ANTIQUITIES]

by PIRANESI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA

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Paris, ca. 1835. Second Paris Edition. 505 x 720 mm. (20 x 28 1/4"). Second Paris Edition. Plate 39 from volume II of "Le Antichità Romane," with a 375 x 500 mm. (14 3/4 x 19 1/2") etching of an external view of the remains of a columbarium tomb which possibly belonged to the Augusto family. Focillon 263; Wilton-Ely 398. Scattered mild foxing to the (generous) margins, faint vertical crease to center, but a fine specimen, clean, fresh, and rather bright, with a rich impression of the plate. This is a handsome etching showing an external view of burial chambers within a mausoleum believed to belong to the family of the Roman emperor Augustus, from the second Paris edition of Piranesi's masterful "Roman Antiquities." Gaius Octavius Augustus (63 B.C. - 14 A.D.) became the first emperor of Rome in 27 B.C. and soon undertook an ambitious building program, constructing a forum, temples, a mausoleum, triumphal arches, and other monuments. Many of these buildings, including the mausoleum, were ransacked… Read more
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VERGIß NIT MEIN. [and] TROSTBUECHLIN FÜR DIE KRANCKEN UND STERBENDEN MENSCHEN. [bound...
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VERGIß NIT MEIN. [and] TROSTBUECHLIN FÜR DIE KRANCKEN UND STERBENDEN MENSCHEN. [bound with] FRIDOLIN, STEPHAN. DER GEISTLICH HERPST. [bound with] GAR SCHOENE, ANDAECHTIGE UND KRAEFFTIGE GEBETT. [bound with] DER SEELEN LUSTGAERTLIN

by (BINDINGS - "VEXIERBÜCH" [GERMAN SIX-FOLD BACKLESS "PUZZLE" BINDING]). WALASSER, ADAM

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Dillingen: Sebald Mayer, 1572, 1580, 1575, 1574, 1575. 104 x 160 mm. (4 1/8 x 6 1/4"). [200] leaves (last blank); 5 p.l., 107 (of 171) leaves, ending after part I; [96] leaves; [112] leaves; [109] (of 110, lacking title page) leaves. Five separately published works in one volume. REMARKABLE GERMAN SIX-FOLD "PUZZLE" BINDING, with no spine (as designed), rebound using 19th century covers of calf embossed with a design resembling an Oriental rug, a large central mandorla enclosed by a frame of triangular compartments containing either three anular dots or a botanical stamp, all edges gilt and with original 16th century gauffering, newly installed (18th Century?) paste-paper endpapers (expert repairs to hinges). With a total of 96 woodcuts, 88 of these in the first work. VD 16 W 817; VD 16 W 812; VD 16 F 2794; VD 16 G 390, VD 16 F 3305; VD 16 S 5273. For the binding: The Wormsley Library 34; Köster, "Mehrfachbände und Vexierbücher" XI, XVIII. A little wear to… Read more
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THE VIRGIN PROPHETESS: OR, THE FATE OF TROY, AN OPERA, PERFORM'D AT THE THEATRE ROYAL BY HIS...
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THE VIRGIN PROPHETESS: OR, THE FATE OF TROY, AN OPERA, PERFORM'D AT THE THEATRE ROYAL BY HIS MAJESTY'S SERVANTS

by (BINDINGS). SETTLE, ELKANAH

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London: Printed for A. Roper and R. Basset, 1701. 244 x 186 mm (9 5/8 x 7 3/8"). 6 p.l., 42 pp. (lacking advertisement leaf). VERY FLAMBOYANT CONTEMPORARY BLACK MOROCCO, COVERS WITH LARGE, EXUBERANTLY DECORATED ONLAID SECTIONS OF RED AND CITRON MOROCCO in the form of cornerpieces and very large cusped centerpiece featuring gilt stamps of flowers, acorns, scrollwork, and urns, all surrounded by a roll-tooled border, raised bands, spine gilt-stamped in compartments, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a modern green cloth chemise and a matching quarter morocco slipcase. Title page illuminated (by the binder?) with gilt floral roll and thistle cornerpieces. Front pastedown with bookplate of Frank Fletcher; front free endpaper with bookplate of Robert S. Pirie. Pforzheimer 871. Minor wear to joints and with small losses to the onlaid morocco (all difficult to notice amidst the riot of decoration), minor soiling to title and a few other leaves, one small tea(?) stain affecting two adjacent leaves,… Read more
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VITA DEL CAVALIERE GIAMBATTISTA BODONI. TIPOGRAFO ITALIANO E CATALOGO CHRONOLOGICO DELLE SUE...
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VITA DEL CAVALIERE GIAMBATTISTA BODONI. TIPOGRAFO ITALIANO E CATALOGO CHRONOLOGICO DELLE SUE EDIZIONI

by (BODONI, GIAMBATTISTA). [LAMA, GIUSEPPE DE]

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Parma: Dalla Stamperia Ducale, 1816. FIRST EDITION. 248 x 159 mm. (9 3/4 x 6 1/4"). With the list of subscribers in volume I. Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary burgundy roan over matching buckram, raised bands, spines with gilt-ruled compartments, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Both volumes with engraved frontispiece, that in volume I featuring a medallion portrait of Bodoni and that in volume II depicting an angel beside a printing press; original tissue guards. With laid-in 19th century manuscript bibliographical note in French. Brooks 1170; Bigmore and Wyman I, 69; Birrell & Garnett 195. Spines sunned to light brown and a little spotted, short crack to head of one joint, extremities a bit rubbed, boards lightly chafed, but the binding entirely sound, and A VERY FINE COPY INTERNALLY--especially clean, smooth, and bright, with extremely wide margins. This classic biography of the enormously influential Italian printer has all of the production values he held… Read more
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VITA DI M. AVRELIO IMPERADORE
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VITA DI M. AVRELIO IMPERADORE

by (BINDINGS - APOLLO AND PEGASUS). (ANTONINUS, MARCUS AUERELIUS). GUEVARA, ANTONIO DE

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Venice: Bartolomeo Imperador and Francesco Veneziano, 1543. 159 x 102 mm. (6 1/4 x 4"). 8 p.l., 132, [2] leaves.Translated by Mambrino Roseo da Fabriano. IN A FINE CONTEMPORARY ROMAN RED MOROCCO APOLLO AND PEGASUS MEDALLION BINDING DONE FOR GIOVANNI BATTISTA GRIMALDI BY MARC ANTONIO GUILLERY, covers with gilt frame formed by two widely-spaced fillets with lobes interlaced at ends and sides, the space between the fillets decorated with broad foliate curls and small floral tools, inner panel of each board with gilt titling above a horizontal oval Apollo and Pegasus plaquette centerpiece showing Pegasus atop the black-painted heights of Parnassus, and Apollo racing his chariot (drawn by two straining steeds) across steep terrain with reins and whip held aloft and cape fluttering behind, the plaquette with gilt motto in Greek in the collar above and below the vignette, the (very expertly rebacked) spine with four thin and three thick raised bands decorated with gilt rope pattern or plain rules (this… Read more
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VITAE EXCELLENTIUM IMPERATORUM
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VITAE EXCELLENTIUM IMPERATORUM

by (BODONI IMPRINT). NEPOS, CORNELIUS

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Parma: In aedibus Palatinis, typis Bodonianis, 1799. 350 x 247 mm. (13 3/4 x 9 5/8"). 1 p.l., ix, [v], 286 pp. Pleasing 19th century stiff vellum, gilt, by Zaehnsdorf (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with French fillet border, flat spine with lattice-work design, blue morocco label, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Raphael Mauritius Bauer; front free endpaper with bookplate of Stephen D. Winkworth. Brooks 747. Just a hint of soiling to vellum, a couple of preliminary leaves with minor marginal foxing, but A VERY FINE COPY, the text clean, smooth, and bright, the margins vast, and the binding with virtually no signs of wear. This stately folio printing of the earliest known collection of Classical biographies bears all the hallmarks of a Bodoni imprint: beautiful, creamy paper, elegant typography, and sharp, deeply impressed printing. Giambatista Bodoni… Read more
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VITAE ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM
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VITAE ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM

by (BINDINGS - JOHN BRINDLEY). PLUTARCH

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[Rome]: Ulrich Han (Udalricus Gallus), ca. 1468-70. EDITIO PRINCEPS. 380 x 265 mm. (15 x 10 1/2"). [288] leaves (of 296), single column, 45 lines, roman type. (Lacking three blanks, and with five leaves (those with text one side only) supplied in facsimile from the copy in the John Rylands Library.) One volume (of two). EDITIO PRINCEPS. FINE 18TH CENTURY RED MOROCCO BY JOHN BRINDLEY, covers with single gilt fillet border and cornerpieces composed of small tools including Brindley's distinctive crowned dolphins, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments framed by plain and dogtooth rolls and containing large fleurons formed by small floral tools, stars, and lancets, green morocco label, edges gauffered by an earlier binder (older discreet repairs to tail of joints and head of spine). LAVISHLY ILLUMINATED WITH A FULL BORDER on the first page of the prologue AND 52 EXQUISITE WHITE-VINE INITIALS. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of the Duke of Sussex, bookplates of Clifford Rattey and H. R.… Read more
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VITAE SANCTORUM PATRUM, SIVE VITAS PATRUM
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VITAE SANCTORUM PATRUM, SIVE VITAS PATRUM

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Cologne: Conrad Winters de Homborch, ca. 1481-82. 305 x 215 mm. (12 x 8 1/2"). [158] leaves. Double column, 41 lines, gothic type. Early 20th century stiff vellum with yapp edges, smooth spine, black morocco label. Capitals struck in red, numerous one- and two-line initials and quite a few four- to five-line initials (some decorative) in red, several unusual capital "I" initials in the shape of scaly fish dangling on a hooked line, all between about one and three inches long. With several leather tabs protruding from fore edge for ease of reference; some contemporary manuscript signatures on the lower corners; final page with an ownership notation in red. Goff H-203; BMC I, 251; ISTC ih00203000. Vellum very lightly soiled and with a slight tendency to splay, but the binding solid and convincingly antique. Contents with scattered marginal smudges and occasional small stains, a couple leaves with larger but very light stains in the text (not affecting legibility), one leaf with two… Read more
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VITAE SANCTORUM PATRUM, SIVE VITAS PATRUM. [with] [ADALGERUS]. DE LAUDE ET EFFECTU VIRTUTUM
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VITAE SANCTORUM PATRUM, SIVE VITAS PATRUM. [with] [ADALGERUS]. DE LAUDE ET EFFECTU VIRTUTUM

by (INCUNABULA). HIERONYMUS

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Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 14 February 1483/84. 220 x 180 mm. (8 3/4 x 6 1/4"). 8 p.l. (first blank), 243, [1] leaves. Double column, 47 lines to the page, plus headline, gothic type. Handsome period-style calf by Richard Smart, decorated in gilt and blind, covers with concentric frames of blind rules and decorative rolls, gilt star tools at corners, central panel diapered in blind with gilt star at center, raised bands, spine compartments with blind-ruled lozenge and cornerpieces, gilt star at center, convincing antiqued paper label, period paste-paper pastedowns, all edges gilt and gauffered with lozenges and star tools. Paragraph marks and two-line initials painted in red and blue throughout, opening of text WITH AN ELABORATE 14-LINE ILLUMINATED INITIAL IN BLUE, PINK, AND GREEN ON A BURNISHED GOLD GROUND, with penwork extensions bearing multi-color flowers and leaves and multiple gold bezants running the length of the text column. Goff H-206; BMC V, 279; ISTC ih00206000. About half a dozen… Read more
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VON DEM SIG DES WORTS GOTTES
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VON DEM SIG DES WORTS GOTTES

by (COUNTER-REFORMATION). RUPERT OF DEUTZ

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Dillingen: Sebald Mayer, 1567. First German Edition. 208 x 160 mm. (8 1/4 x 6 1/4"). 26 p.l., 416 leaves.Translated by Nicolaus Hug. First German Edition. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, inner medallion roll with Julius Caesar, Ovid, Cicero, and Virgil, outer roll with King David and Christ, raised bands, later paper label with manuscript title, original catch-plates and anchor-plates, remains of thongs (two small contemporary patches to boards). With full-page woodcut of the Apocalypse with the Queen of Heaven and the Beast. Title page printed in red and black, and with ink inscription in a 17th century hand: "Ex bibliotheca Wisensteig, de[?] 1626." VD16 R 3806. Significant splaying to front board, small patch of worming to lower cover, pigskin a little soiled, one-inch closed tear to front free endpaper, mild foxing to title page and six other pages, other trivial defects, otherwise an excellent copy, quite clean and crisp internally, in a sturdy binding. Featuring… Read more
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VOYAGE AUTOUR DE MON JARDIN
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VOYAGE AUTOUR DE MON JARDIN

by (GARDENS, ILLUSTRATED WORKS ON). KARR, ALPHONSE

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Paris: L. Curmer & V. Lecou, 1851. First Illustrated Edition. 280 x 185 mm. (11 x 7 1/4"). [iv], 416 pp. First Illustrated Edition. EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY CAT'S-PAW CALF, covers with triple gilt fillet borders and floral cornerpieces, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral centerpiece and fleuron cornerpieces, tan morocco label, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. With numerous in-text black & white illustrations, seven of which are full-page, and eight botanical color plates, including frontispiece, all with light pink titled tissue guards. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt. Vicaire IV, 639-40. Light scattered patches of foxing (occasionally found on plates, though not affecting the image), but overall a beautiful copy, the binding lustrous and wonderfully well preserved, and the pages especially fresh, very white, and entirely clean. Penned by a former editor of "Le Figaro" who had a passion for flora, this is an… Read more
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VOYAGE DANS LA RUSSIE MÉRIDIONALE ET LA CRIMÉE PAR LA HONGRIE, LA VALACHIE ET LA...
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VOYAGE DANS LA RUSSIE MÉRIDIONALE ET LA CRIMÉE PAR LA HONGRIE, LA VALACHIE ET LA MOLDAVIE

by (NICHOLAS I OF RUSSIA). (BINDINGS - GRUEL). DÉMIDOFF, ANATOLE DE

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Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1854. Second Edition. 262 x 170 mm. (10 1/4 x 6 3/4"). xiv, 510 pp., [2] leaves. Second Edition. MAJESTIC DARK BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY GRUEL (stamp-signed in gilt at foot of spine), strapwork-framed covers diapered in gilt with lozenge compartments containing the monogram and imperial crown of Russian Tsar Nikolai I, central panel with the imperial arms in gilt, raised bands, spine compartments with double-headed Russian imperial eagle at center and at corners, gilt titling, turn-ins densely gilt, red moiré silk endleaves semé with rows of gilt imperial eagles, leather hinges, all edges red and GAUFFERED WITH ROWS OF GILT IMPERIAL EAGLES. Engraved vignette headpieces, engraved frontispiece portrait of Nikolai I, and 26 engraved plates, 10 of these hand-colored costume plates, the others printed on India paper and mounted on heavier stock, all by Raffet and all with original tissue guards, and two large folding colored maps, as called for. Nerhood,… Read more
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THE VOYAGE OF THE FOX IN THE ARCTIC SEAS: A NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE FATE OF SIR JOHN...
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THE VOYAGE OF THE FOX IN THE ARCTIC SEAS: A NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE FATE OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN AND HIS COMPANIONS

by (ARCTIC EXPLORATION - FRANKLIN, SIR JOHN). M'CLINTOCK, FRANCIS LEOPOLD

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London: John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. 225 x 155 mm. (9 x 6"). xxvii, [i], 403, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Pleasing contemporary red half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, spine attractively gilt in compartments featuring scrolling cornerpieces and lozenge centerpiece, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With frontispiece, engraved title page, 13 plates, two folding maps, one folding document, and five small illustrations in the text. A little rubbing to joints and extremities, a three-inch tear to fold-out plate (no loss), other trivial defects, but still a nearly fine copy, the attractive binding solid and very bright, and the text fresh and smooth. This is a well-illustrated and well-documented account of the final search for Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer who mapped nearly two thirds of the northern coastline of North America and whose expedition disappeared during an 1845 attempt to chart and navigate a section of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. Franklin was a hero… Read more
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VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN SICILE
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VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN SICILE

by (COLOR PLATE BOOKS). (SICILY, TRAVEL VIEWS IN). GIGAULT DE LA SALLE, ACHILLE ÉTIENNE

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Paris: P. Didot, l'ainé [second volume Jules Didot l'ainé], 1822-26. FIRST EDITION. 641 x 495 mm. (25 1/4 x 19 1/2"). Lacking the dedication leaf and subscriber list present in the Abbey copy. Two volumes. Edited by Jean Frédéric d'Ostervald. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, textured paper boards, gilt titling on spine, edges untrimmed. One map (as called for, though the Abbey copy has two), and 92 ACCOMPLISHED AND BEAUTIFULLY HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES OF SICILIAN VIEWS. Abbey, "Travel" 262; Graesse VI, 400; Brunet V, 1379. Moderate rubbing to joints and elsewhere, covers with some scars, other minor problems externally, but the original bindings entirely solid--and surprisingly so for such an immense book with so many fabulous pictures to look at. Preliminary leaves and text lightly to substantially foxed, a half dozen plates with faint overall browning, one tissue guard missing, the margins of perhaps half the engravings with foxing (usually light, though noticeable… Read more
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VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DE CONSTANTINOPLE ET DES RIVES DU BOSPHORE.  [A PICTURESQUE VOYAGE TO...
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VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DE CONSTANTINOPLE ET DES RIVES DU BOSPHORE. [A PICTURESQUE VOYAGE TO CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE SHORES OF THE BOSPHORUS]

by (FACSIMILE PUBLICATION - EARLY PRINTED BOOKS). MELLING, ANTOINE IGNACE

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Bern: Ertug & Kocabiyuk, 2002. No. 46 OF 50 SPECIALLY BOUND COPIES (of a total edition of 350). 670 x 508 mm. (26 3/8 x 20"). 3 p.l., 10 pp., [63] leaves. No. 46 OF 50 SPECIALLY BOUND COPIES (of a total edition of 350). Publisher's scarlet morocco by Buchbinderei Burkhardt AG, covers with gilt-rolled border, cornerpieces tooled in gilt, upper cover with gilt calligraphic Arabic centerpiece, lower cover with gilt central heraldic device, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. With a portrait frontispiece of Emperor Selim III, 48 DOUBLE-PAGE PLATES, AND THREE DOUBLE-PAGE MAPS. A virtually as-new copy. This is one of the deluxe copies of a modern facsimile of Melling's massive and magnificently illustrated work devoted to 18th century Constantinople, a book that provided the earliest interior views and plans of the harems and palaces of Sultan Selim III when it was published in 1819. The illustrations remain the best (and certainly most attractive) record we have of the city during this era in its… Read more
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Did you know that since 2004, Biblio has used its profits to build 16 public libraries in rural villages of South America?