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Arms of the Dutchess of Kendal
1 Arms of the Dutchess of Kendal
England Very Good Plus Fine Art Print 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall Hogarth, William 
This is a late 18th century English engraving after an oil painting by William Hogarth [1697-1764]. Arms of the Dutchess (sic!) of Kendal (and Munster; German Countess Ehrengard von der Schulenburg, Princess of Eberstein). Presumed circa 1790. Inscribed: Hogarth invt., A. M. Ireland sculpt. Not examined out of shrink-wrapped matting. Observable print size at least 6.5 x 5.5 inches. Size as matted is 11.5 x 10.5. Over all very clean save for very light toning/foxing along the left side of the left arms bearer. Niemeyer Rare Books provides to following interesting information: "Obviously unmarried and without issue, the lady is said to have been close to George I of Great Britain of the House of Hanover and followed him soon after his accession to the throne (1714), where he endowed her from 1716 on with several titles of nobility. Due to various German specimens, yet indeed also some absurdities, Hogarth seems to have worked the arms still before the deeds of 1716. Trusler not least praises the simplicity and elegance in the attitudes of the two young lateral arms bearers." 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Della grandezza dell' originale, a copper engraving presumed from Le antichita di Ercolano, Tome IV
2 Della grandezza dell' originale, a copper engraving presumed from Le antichita di Ercolano, Tome IV
1792 Very Good Plus Fine Art Print 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Piroli, Tommaso 
This is an Italian copper engraving after a design by Tommaso Piroli, ca. 1752-1824. This print is labeled Plate 3 [Tav. 3] and is presumed to be from "Le antichita di Ercolano, Tome IV" but this is not certain and it may instead be from the artist's mural series of Roman ruins. In any case a most charming engraving in desirable condition. Presumed circa 1792 as the 6 volumes of Ercolano were published between 1789 and 1807. Possibly inspired by copper etchings from "Raccolta di Pitture d'Ercolano", a collection of prints which was published between the years 1752 - 1762. The prints of both editions were made from frescos and artifacts excavated in Herculaneum. Not examined out of shrink-wrapped matting. Observable print size at least 6.25 x 7.75 inches. Size as matted is 12.5 x 14. Over all very clean save for very light toning/soiling, almost imperceptible. 
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Views in the Tyrol, from Drawings by T. Allom, Allom, Thomas
3 Allom, Thomas Views in the Tyrol, from Drawings by T. Allom
London, England C. Titlt 1834 Disbound Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Allom, Thomas 
Full title is: Views in the Tyrol, from Drawings by T. Allom, after Original Sketches by Johanna V. Isser Geb. Grossrubatsher, with Letterpress Descriptions, by a Companion of Hofer. Undated but presumed to be 1834. Printed by Johnston, Lovell's Court, St. Paul's, London. NOT ex library. Size is 9.25 x 5.75 inches. Spine perished, with almost no trace of the original leather. Contemporary leatherette [not real leather] hardboards present but detached. Boards are dark green with faux-grain stamping and with Greek running-wave borders. The corners of the boards are moderately bumped and there is scuffing, especially to the rear board. Text block firmly bound together, except that the last signature, including the fold-out map, is detaching. A.E.G. 128 numbered pages. With title page vignette title, 45 steel engraved B&W plates, as called for, and a pull-out B&W map. All illustrations, including the vignette, the plates and the map, are astonishingly clean and almost all are entirely free of foxing or other demerits. A few of the plates with the original tissue guards intact. Slight age darkening at the edges of the pull-out map, Tyrol. A Very Good text block with Very Good to Near Fine lithographs. Over all rated Very Good Minus due to disbound state. Certainly worthy of straight-forward rebinding. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Daumier, Peintre et Lithographe, Escholier, Raymond
4 Escholier, Raymond Daumier, Peintre et Lithographe
Paris, France H.Floury 1923 First French Edition Buckram Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Il a été tiré à part de ces livre cent exemplaires numérotés sur papier du Japon. From the series, La vie et l'art Romantiques. Printed by Daniel Jacomet, Paris. This does not appear to be one of the 100 copies printed on Japan paper. Printed and bound in France. This book was originally issued in paperback format and was afterwards professionally cased. Chestnut brown buckram binding with gilt-stamped author and title to the spine. Exceptionally clean binding with slight rubbing here and there. 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Very gently bumped spine head and tail, and with moderately bumped corners. Handsomely deckled fore-edge and bottom-edge. Text block firmly bound in. With portrait of Daumier as the frontispiece, and 202 numbered pages of text, interspersed with drawings and illustrations, and with numerous full-page plates accompanied by detailed notes. Most of the plates are B&W but a few are in color: La Parade, Don Quichotte, La Loge. The plates on medium-weight, matte stock. No remainder marks. A very clean copy, and quite tight. Very gently read. A Very Good copy. All in all a lovely copy of a somewhat scarce work featuring paintings and lithographs by Daumier. 
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Auguste Brouet, catalogue de son oeuvre gravé précédé d'une étude de Gustave Geffroy, Tomes I & II, Geffroy, Gustave
5 Geffroy, Gustave Auguste Brouet, catalogue de son oeuvre gravé précédé d'une étude de Gustave Geffroy, Tomes I & II
Paris, France Chez Gaston Boutitie & Cie. 1923 First Edition Paperback Very Good Minus Very Good Minus Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Brouet, Auguste 
Il s'agit d'une édition bilingue en français et en anglais, y compris l'introduction et les notes explicatives qui accompagnent chaque gravure. Volume I avec une eau-forte originale l'état definitif par l'artiste, comme l'a demandé, a glissé dans à l'avant. Il s'agit d'une édition limitée, compléter en deux volumes. C'est No. 625 de 900 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin. Ce livre contient 271 gravures en noir et blanc par l'artiste. Très légère âge global tonifiant aux pages du livre. Peut-être trois ou quatre marques de doigté lumière? Pas d'autres inconvénients observés. Globalement une copie très propre, à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur. Lire doucement. Les jaquettes papier cristal avec l'éclatement à la tête et la queue du Volume II. Un livre rare dans n'importe quelle condition. Published December 10, 1923. Volume I with an original final-state etching by the artist, as called for, slipped in at the front. This is a limited edition, complete in two volumes. This is No. 625 of 900 numbered copies on vellum. Volume I with 3 pages of text in French followed by 3 pages with a translation in English. Then unnumbered pages with 141 B&W etchings by the artist, each with explanatory notes in French and English. Volume II with 142 to 271 B&W etchings by the artist, each with explanatory notes. 11 x 9 inches. Semi-stiff plain paper binding in the French style and with glassine overwrappers affixed. Exceptionally clean wrappers. Very slight overall age toning to the book's pages. Perhaps three or four light fingering marks? No foxing or other demerits observed. Overall a very clean copy, inside and out. Gently read. The glassine dust jackets with chipping at the head and tail of Volume II. A Very Good Minus copy of two volumes in Very Good Minus DJs. Scarce in any condition. 
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Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens, Plate XVIII, Price, Sarah
6 Price, Sarah Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens, Plate XVIII
London, England Lovell Reeve & Co. 1865 First Edition Disbound Very Good Plus Fine Art Print Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Price, Sarah 
Offered is Plate XVIII from the Second Series of fungi prints by Sarah Price. This is a mid-19th century [1865] hand-colored botanical lithograph from "Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens. Second Series." This lithograph was etched by Walter Fitch after Sarah Price, and was printed by Vincent Brooks. This is a beautiful, hand-colored lithographic plate, and appears as if it were the original watercolor of Sarah Price. The complete Second Series contained 20 full-page plates, several fungi to each plate, and was originally bound in green textured pictorial cloth boards. Plate size approximately 12.3 x 9.8 inches (310 x 250 cm). The plate with a few tiny, pin-point sized dark or reddish-brown dots, NOT foxing, and in any case trivial. Else we can find no demerits. No tears or creases. The plate newly and professionally mounted with hinge tape on a sturdy archival-quality backing and framed using a lovely light olive mat board, bevel-cut. The print as matted measures a standard 18 x 14 inches. As noted, this book by Sarah Price is the second of a series and it is the more difficult to find of the two. Plate XVIII includes: Figures 114. COPRINUS IIENDERSONI. ln the hot-house at Bitterley Court.; 115. POLYPORUS SQUAMOSUS. On trunks of trees, especially ash.; 116. POLYPORUS SULPHUREUS.; Bitterley. On a gate post. August.; 117. GEOGLOSSUM DIFFORME. In a wood near Ludlow. September.; 118. CLAVARIA INEQUALIS. In a wood near Ludlow. October.; 119. BOVISTA PLUMBEA. In pastures. Very common.; 120. THELEPHORA SEBACEA. In Bitterley Wood, on grass. August.; and 121. AGARICUS RUGINOSUS. Bitterley, in grass-fields. October. Rated a Very Good Plus print in an As New Mount/Mat. 
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Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens, Plate XVIII, Price, Sarah
7 Price, Sarah Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens, Plate XVIII
London, England Lovell Reeve & Co. First Edition Disbound Very Good Plus Fine Art Print Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Price, Sarah 
Offered is Plate XX from the Second Series of fungi prints by Sarah Price. This is a mid-19th century [1865] hand-colored botanical lithograph from "Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens. Second Series." This lithograph was etched by Walter Fitch after Sarah Price, and was printed by Vincent Brooks. This is a beautiful, hand-colored lithographic plate, and appears as if it were the original watercolor of Sarah Price. The complete Second Series contained 20 full-page plates, several fungi to each plate, and was originally bound in green textured pictorial cloth boards. Plate size approximately 12.3 x 9.8 inches (310 x 250 cm). The plate with a few tiny, pin-point sized dark dots, NOT foxing, and in any case trivial. 1/8 inch discreet tear at center of bottom margin, scarcely noticeable. No other tears, and no creases. Else we can find no demerits. The plate newly and professionally mounted with hinge tape on a sturdy archival-quality backing and framed using a lovely light olive mat board, bevel-cut. The print as matted measures a standard 18 x 14 inches. As noted, this book by Sarah Price is the second of a series and it is the more difficult to find of the two. Plate XX includes: Figures 126. POLYPORUS HISPIDUS. On a tree, near Ludlow.; 127. POLYPORUS VERSICOLOR. On stumps, branches, etc. July.; 128. POLYPORUS FRONDOSUS. On an oak-tree at Usvatch. August.; 129. POLYPORUS RADIATUS. On trunks of trees.; 130. PHALLUS IMPUDICUS. In woods. Smell very fetid. Rated a Very Good Plus print in an As New Mount/Mat. 
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Examples of Classic Ornament from Greece & Rome, Drawn from the Originals by Lewis Vulliamy, Spiers, Richard Phene
8 Spiers, Richard Phene Examples of Classic Ornament from Greece & Rome, Drawn from the Originals by Lewis Vulliamy
London, England Spiers, Richard Phene 1907 First Edition Thus Unbound Very Good Minus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Vulliamy, Lewis; Moses, Henry 
Presumed first [and only?] printing of the first edition thus. The plates originally appeared in "Examples of Ornamental Sculpture in Architecture, drawn from the Originals in the Years 1818-21," published in 1825. Preface dated August 1907. Presumed printed and bound in Great Britain. This edition printed by the publisher from the original copper plates of the artist. Ex library but with very few of the usual ex library markings, and in any case a non-circulating copy. 19.5 x 13.25 inches. With two large folded sheets of text, including a title page, a preface page, and four pages of explanatory text for the plates, a headpiece illustration and a plan of the Temple of Apollo Didymaeus. With 20 unbound B&W full-page plates, as called for. All plates drawn on copper by Lewis Vulliamy and engraved by Henry Moses with exquisite and painstaking draughtsmanship. The paper on which the engravings are pulled appears to be mould-made cream stock. Plates 3 and 5 with a little light soiling/spotting into the plates. The remaining plates appear to be unfoxed or else with a few tiny marginal spots. All pages with minor bumping/rippling to the lower corner, in the margins only, not into the images. Tiny blindstamp of the college library to the top of the title page, scarcely noticeable. Scattered foxing to the four text pages containing notes on the plates. Else a clean copy. Housed in a contemporary port-folio of dark green buckram spine and corners and with dark green paper hardboards, the front board with elaborate black-stamped lettering. The binding lightly soiled. A library call number in small white ink hand to the spine. The port-folio with moderately bumped spine head and tail and corners. Original green cloth ties fully intact. The front pastedown of the port-folio with white label of the college library. A Very Good Minus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. "The plates included in this work are a selection from those which were published in 1825 by Lewis Vulliamy, the architect, on his return from the tour which he made through Greece, Asia Minor, and Italy, as travelling student of the Royal Academy." The 1825 edition is virtually unobtainable. Also included with this purchase is "Examples of ornamental sculpture in architecture drawn from the originals of bronze, marble and terra cot[ta] in Greece, Asia Minor and Italy." Isha Books, New Delhi, 2013. Isha gives the original date of publication as 1823. The Isha publication, a hardback with DJ, is a crude photocopy reprint in much reduced size (11x 8.5 inches) but contains 40 plates, half of which are in the Spiers 1907 edition. Viewing the Isha publication one can appreciate the extraordinary crispness of detail in the Spiers edition. 
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