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Forty-six fine watercolours elegantly bound in a nineteenth-century album by NOVELLI, Francesco

Probaly Venice, 1825. An exquisite suite of watercolours, including a beautiful series of scenes documenting a Venetian commedia dell'arte troupe, by the Italian artist Francesco Novelli. Francesco Novelli (1767-1836), one of the preeminent artists of hi…

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Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2 by JERRARD, Paul & BAYLEY, J.W.N

London: Paul Jerrard, 1852. First Edition. Mid-nineteenth century opulence: two elaborate Victorian plate books with plates of fruit and flowers complimenting verse, fully printed in gilt. Two folios in original cloth with large colour card onlay on fron…

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Dot and the Kangaroo by PEDLEY, Ethel C

London: Thomas Burleigh, 1899. First Edition. Frank P. Mahony. The very rare first edition of this Australian children's classic. [Muir, 5913] The story of Dot, the little girl lost in the Australian bush, who is helped by a kindly grey kangaroo, has bec…

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London: Biba, 8211. First Edition. Barbara Hulanicki, founder of the Biba fashion house, was the woman who popularised the miniskirt, brought celebrity fashion to the high street, and rewarded working women by selling gorgeously decadent clothes and acce…

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Creative Effort. An Essay in Affirmation by LINDSAY, Norman

Sydney: Art in Australia, 1920. A beautiful copy of Lindsay's famous work covering the meaning of life and art, drawing on philosophical concepts. Signed on front endpaper by Lindsay with a full page original etching tipped in "All who would ex…

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Pied Piper of Lovers by DURRELL, Lawrence

London: Cassell & Company, 1935. First Edition. First edition of Lawrence Durrell's first novel. Highly autobiographical in character, an apprentice effort, Durrell's novel sank largely without trace. And as with so many unsold titles, the majority of co…

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The Green Fairy Book by LANG, Andrew (ed)

London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1892. Limited first edition. Ford, H.J.. A handsome copy of the third of Lang's beautiful fairy books with illustrations by Henry J. Ford. The Scots author was an avid collector of fairy tales from around …

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La Chasse de Kaa by KIPLING, Rudyard

Paris: Javal and Bordeaux, 1930. Limited Edition. JOUVE, Paul. Illustrated by one of the leading painters in France, this superb work brings Kipling's classic Jungle Book story into the realm of fine 20th century French publishing. Limited edition of 125…

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Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr…

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The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations by RACKHAM, Arthur

London: George G Harrop and Co. Ltd, 1933. Signed Limited Edition. Fine. A limited edition of 460 signed by Rackham.An inspired anthology drawn from "old favourites of the nursery...Most of them had a long and eventful life of oral tradition before some…

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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 publis…

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Fantaisies Oceanographiques by RASKIN, E.H

Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. PARISIAN POCHOIR PRINTMAKINGA rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish, combined into e…

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The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly by [BEARDSLEY, Aubrey, and others] HARLEY Henry (ed.)

London, Boston and New York: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, The Bodley Head, Copeland & Day, 1897. First Edition. An attractive set of the complete run of the most important and notorious British "magazine" of the 1890s. A journal of art a…

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Flora Superba by JONES, Paul

London: The Tyron Gallery, 1971. A remarkably beautiful book by one of the most celebrated modern flower painters, printed by the Curwen Press and published in an edition of only 406 numbered and signed copies. As Sir George Taylor explains in his Note, …

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The History of the Hoppers by PARKER, B. & N

London: W. & R. Chambers, 1912. First Edition. N. Parker. First edition of this justly famous children's book with anthropomorphised kangaroo characters - 'perhaps the best known story entirely devoted to the kangaroo' (Robert Holden '…

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