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Illlustrations of Jerusalem and Mount Sinai; Including the Most interesting Sites Between Grand Cairo and Beirout. From Drawings By F. Arundale, Architect, With a descriptive Account of His Tour and Residence in Those Remarkable Countries., Arundale, F.
1 Arundale, F. Illlustrations of Jerusalem and Mount Sinai; Including the Most interesting Sites Between Grand Cairo and Beirout. From Drawings By F. Arundale, Architect, With a descriptive Account of His Tour and Residence in Those Remarkable Countries.
London Henry Colburn 1837 1837 First Edition Cloth Good 4to. 
115pp. Frontispiece printed on Indian paper. Map, plan and 19 tinted lithographs (complete). The binding is waterdamaged but the very handsome plates are in good condition and tissue-guarded. Printing by Hallmandel. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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Welsh Scenery from Drawings, BATTY, Captain
2 BATTY, Captain Welsh Scenery from Drawings
London R, Jennings, Poultry 1825 1825 Full Morocco Very Good Large 8vo. 
4to, unpaginated, a large paper copy, 35 engraved plates, protected by tissue, bound in full straight grained morocco with a blind stamped border to the boards, and some gilt decoration. All edges gilt, slightly worn at hinges and edges, but solid; Very good 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Cyclopaedia of Botany and Complete Book of Herbs: Forming a History and Description of All Plants, British or Foreign Which are Known to be Useful to Man, Brook, Richard
3 Brook, Richard The Cyclopaedia of Botany and Complete Book of Herbs: Forming a History and Description of All Plants, British or Foreign Which are Known to be Useful to Man
London Frederick Farrah [1854] 1854 1/4 Morocco Very Good 8vo. 
2 volumes in 1. lix., 348 ; title, 349 - 733, directions to binder. 100 hand coloured plates as called for. Hand coloured vignette title. Bound in a recent quarter dark green morocco with marbled boards. Some foxing, but still a pleasing copy. 
Price: 295.00 GBP
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Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron. With Original And Selected Information on the Subjects of the Engravings By W Brockendon, Byron, Lord ; Finden
4 Byron, Lord ; Finden Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron. With Original And Selected Information on the Subjects of the Engravings By W Brockendon
London John Murray 1833 1833 Half Morocco Very Good Large 8vo. 
2 vols, [unpaginated]., Handsome dark red half morocco with slightly faded boards. AEG. 84 illustrations as called for. Corners bumped and rubbed, edges scuffed and rubbed. Very minor darkening to margins of pages, foxing to prelims. Generally very good and clean. 
Price: 275.00 GBP
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Ansichten von Wiesbaden und seiner Umgegend.: In Stahlstichen nach Zeichnungen / Vues De Wiesbaden et De Ses Environs ; Views of Wiesbaden and Its Environs Engraved on Steel, Dielmann, J.
5 Dielmann, J. Ansichten von Wiesbaden und seiner Umgegend.: In Stahlstichen nach Zeichnungen / Vues De Wiesbaden et De Ses Environs ; Views of Wiesbaden and Its Environs Engraved on Steel
Frankfurt A.M. Carl Jugel 1844 1844 Original Boards Good Oblong 8vo. 
n.d. [circa 1844] Litho title page in gold and green, and 17 steel engraving. All, except one of the engravings still has the original coloured paper tissue guards, but the plates are quite heavily foxed. In the original glazed paper printed boards, with cloth spine, the binding is shaken and loose, and the boards are rubbed. However, a scarce item. 
Price: 195.00 GBP
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A Series of Engravings Selected from the Annuals Executed on Steel By Heath, Finden, Rolls &c, Finden ; Heath
6 Finden ; Heath A Series of Engravings Selected from the Annuals Executed on Steel By Heath, Finden, Rolls &c
London James Reynolds 1848 1848 Full Morocco Very Good 16mo. Heath, Rolls Finden &c 
Unpaginated collection of 200 steel engravings compiled from various nineteenth century annuals. Pretty gilt ornamented full morocco binding. AEG. Minor foxing, slight wear to binding. Binding is 156 x 127 mm 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Birds of Great Britain. Volume I. [Birds of Prey]. Facsimile edition., Gould, John
7 Gould, John The Birds of Great Britain. Volume I. [Birds of Prey]. Facsimile edition.
Melbourne Hill House Publishers 1990 1990 0947352090 / 9780947352097 Facsimile Edition Cloth Fine Folio 
Facsimile edition of volume one of the 1873 edition. cxl, plus description & plates. Large folio volume measuring 38cm x 55cm. Publisher's full maroon cloth with gilt device to front board of 'British Museum Natural History' and gilt lettering to spine. Fresh and clean and still in the original packaging. With 37 full-page colour plates. Volume I is the Birds of Prey volume. 'The Birds of Great Britain' was Gould's most popular work and had sold 442 copies by 1870 according to G. C. Sauer. Number 14 of the facsimile limited edition. 
Price: 375.00 GBP
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The Mammals of Australia (Volume Two) (Kangaroos) - Facsimile Edition, Gould, John
8 Gould, John The Mammals of Australia (Volume Two) (Kangaroos) - Facsimile Edition
Australia Hill House Publishers 2001 2001 0947352384 / 9780947352387 Limited Numbered Edition Gilt Lettered Cloth Fine Elephant Folio Facsimile 
Volume Two only, 51 fine facsimile plates taken from the original 1863 edition - the original edition of Volume Two contains 70 plates, but this volume pared that down to 51 as they comprise a taxonomic whole, the remaining plates to be published in a later volume. Superb quality. Reportedly only 150 copies were produced. 55.5 cms tall. 
Price: 375.00 GBP
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Iconologie Par Figures Ou Traite Complet Des Allegories, Emblemes &c Ouvrage Utile Aux Artistes Aux Amateurs, et Peuvent Servir a L'education Des Jeunes Personnea, Gravelot et Cochin m m
9 Gravelot et Cochin m m Iconologie Par Figures Ou Traite Complet Des Allegories, Emblemes &c Ouvrage Utile Aux Artistes Aux Amateurs, et Peuvent Servir a L'education Des Jeunes Personnea
Paris Lallve Graveur Full Straight-grained Morocco Very Good 8vo. 
[8], xvi, 99 pp., 4pp plates plus 2 portraits and 2 engraved titles. Large paper copy. Beautiful nut brown full straight grained morocco binding by Sotheran's. Gilt ruled lines, and wonderful tooling to boards. AEG. A touch of wear to leather, slight dents to top edge. Scattered light foxing, but very good and clean internally. Vol 1 only. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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Picturesque Views, with An Historical Account of the Inns of Court, in London and Westminster, Ireland, Samuel
10 Ireland, Samuel Picturesque Views, with An Historical Account of the Inns of Court, in London and Westminster
London Printed by C. Clarke and Published By R. Faulder and J. Egerton 1800 1800 First Edition Gilt-decorated Calf Near Fine Small 4to 
xvi., 254, errata leaf. 21 sepia aquatints of the Inns of Court. Bound in a very pleasant full tan calf executed by Baytun Riviere. Black and red title labels, and compartments filled with a leaf and berry design. Gilt lines to the boards, with a leaf and berry design towards the corners between lines. Blind stamped vine-leaf border panel in the middle of each board. Gilt inner-dentelles, and all edges gilt, 236 mm tall. A beautiful volume. Samuel Ireland was the father of the Shakespeare forger W. H. Ireland. 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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The Gallery of Scripture Engravings Historical and Landscape, with Descriptions, Historical, Geographical, and Pictorial., Kitto, John
11 Kitto, John The Gallery of Scripture Engravings Historical and Landscape, with Descriptions, Historical, Geographical, and Pictorial.
London Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son, & Co. Half Morocco Very Good 4to. 
2 vols, various paginations, n.d. circa 1850s. 3 vols bound as 2. Smart red morocco binding with raised decorative bands on spine, and red marbled boards and endpapers. Many steel engravings depicting various scenes complete with tissue guards. AEG. Bindings worn, particularly at edges, leather scuffed. One plate torn. Contemporary ownership sig on ffep. Very light and minor spotting, typically to verso of plates, generally very good and clean internally. 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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Sir Uvedale Price on the Picturesque, Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick
12 Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick Sir Uvedale Price on the Picturesque
Edinburgh Caldwell, Lloyd and Co. 1842 1842 1/4 Calf Very Good 8vo. 
xxvi, 586 pp, quarter antique calf with red morocco title label and marbled boards illustrated in b/w, some foxing internally. 
Price: 135.00 GBP
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Natural History of Parrots (Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets), LE VAILLANT, Francois
13 LE VAILLANT, Francois Natural History of Parrots (Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets)
Sydney, Australia Brian Chester - Imprime 1989 1989 0731668936 / 9780731668939 Limited/Numbered Cloth Fine Folio Limited Edition 
Limited edition facsimile 508/1000 Library Edition. Two vols in one, 335 x 240 mm, 158 colour litho plates after Jacque Barraband 152 pp of plate descriptions, 2 sides of index, and 8pp of ornithological commentry on the plates. There is also a 4 pp. facsimile of a manuscript letter inserted. Green cloth as issued, with inset illus. title page on front board, gilt lettering. Fine copy 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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Di Tito Lucrezio Caro della Natura delle cose. Libri sei tradotti dal latino in italiano da Alessandro Marchetti. Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault interprete di S.M. Cma per le lingue italiana e Spagnola, LUCREZIO, Caro Tito
14 LUCREZIO, Caro Tito Di Tito Lucrezio Caro della Natura delle cose. Libri sei tradotti dal latino in italiano da Alessandro Marchetti. Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault interprete di S.M. Cma per le lingue italiana e Spagnola
Amsterdam A Spese Dell'Editore 1754 1754 Full Calf Very Good 8vo. 
2 vols, [8], 543 [pagination runs consecutively through both vols]. Bound in a contemporary full calf with lovely gilt panels on spine and lines and borders on boards. AEG. Illustrated with frontispieces and engraved titles in both vols, along with 6 plates and 12 head and tail vignettes. Bindings rubbed and chipped at extremities, hinges cracked, some chipping and loss to corners and spines, headbands missing. Bookplate on pastedowns of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey of Wrest Park, text and plates good and clean. A classic eighteenth century illustrated French Rococo work. ITALIAN TEXT 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain with Their Classification History Culture and Other Interesting Information.  Volumes 1 to 10, Maund, B.
15 Maund, B. The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain with Their Classification History Culture and Other Interesting Information. Volumes 1 to 10
Paternoster Row, London Baldwin Cradock & Joy 1827 [1825] onwards 1827 Half Morocco Poor Large 8vo. 
10 vols, [various paginations], 240 beautiful hand coloured plates through these, the first 10 volumes bound in a bottle green half morocco with green marbled boards. Bindings are in largely fragmentary state, many vols are missing spines, and boards are frequently detatched. The contents, remain in very good clean order, particularly the plates which are bright and clean throughout. Volume 1 has the engraved title page correctly stating vol. 1, but has a title page dated 1827 obviously supplied by the binders at the time of binding. 
Price: 2000.00 GBP
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Antichi monumenti per servire all'opera intitolata l'Italia avanti il dominio dei Romani., Micali, Giuseppe
16 Micali, Giuseppe Antichi monumenti per servire all'opera intitolata l'Italia avanti il dominio dei Romani.
Firenze Nella Stamperia Pagani 1810 1810 Half Vellum Very Good Folio 
1 fold out map + Unpaginated collection of 70 copper engravings with a preface by Micali. Map detatched. ITALIAN TEXT. Engravings depict artefacts, dress, archeological sites associated with Roman history. Half vellum with marbled boards, red and green morocco labels, Bookplate on full title page covering a small repair which is probably the result of removing a library mark, boards rubbed, particularly at extremities, Vellum slightly browned and discoloured, Some plates are afflicted with minor foxing. Beautiful and striking book. 46 cm Tall 
Price: 400.00 GBP
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The Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature, Rees, Abraham
17 Rees, Abraham The Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature
London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown 1820 1820 Half Calf Very Good 4to. 
[unpaginated] Plate volume from the Rees Cyclopedia. 61 b/w double page maps, AEG, Light foxing, particularly to the verso of maps, some slight discolouration and wear particularly to extremities of boards. Generally a handsome volume. 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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The Magazine of Botany and Gardening  British and Foreign, comprehending Figures carefully coloured from Nature of Flowers, Fruits and Cryptogamia with descriptions thereof......Principles and Practise of Cultivation, RENNIE, James
18 RENNIE, James The Magazine of Botany and Gardening British and Foreign, comprehending Figures carefully coloured from Nature of Flowers, Fruits and Cryptogamia with descriptions thereof......Principles and Practise of Cultivation
London G. Henderson 1833 1833 Half-Leather Good 4to. 
2 vols bound as 1, 1833 and 1834. All published. 55 plates including 52 hand coloured, 38 have four images on a page, 3 have two images on a page. Two engraved title pages. The binding is poor, and there is some offsetting and foxing. 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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Travelling Sketches On The Rhine, and In Belgium and Holland. Heath's Picturesque Annual For 1833, Ritchie, Leitch
19 Ritchie, Leitch Travelling Sketches On The Rhine, and In Belgium and Holland. Heath's Picturesque Annual For 1833
London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman 1833 1833 Full Morocco Very Good Large 8vo. Stanfield, Clarkson 
iv, 256 pp. Blind and gilt-stamped full maroon morocco. All edges gilt. Boards and spine slightly edgeworn. Scattered foxing, also affecting some plates. With 26 engraved plates from drawings by Clarkson Stanfield. Extra engraved title page. Large paper copy. Binding firm. VG 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Landscape Annual for 1833 The Tourist in Italy, Roscoe, Thomas
20 Roscoe, Thomas Landscape Annual for 1833 The Tourist in Italy
London Jennings and Chaplin 1833 1833 Publisher's Morocco Good 8vo. Harding, J.D. 
[unpaginated prelims containing two plates], 271 pp., Bottle green blindstamped morocco binding, AEG. 25 plates and engraved title page, spine worn and split and damaged at the hinges, sporadic foxing throughout, though the majority of the text is good and clean. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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