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    • Marriage Costumes of Various Nations



    • ACKERMANN, Rudolph. Marriage Costumes of Various Nations. Illustrated with 12 hand-coloured aquatint engravings printed on card stock, loose in the original publisher's glazed gray paper covered slipcase with green printed paper label on top cover and extra plate on the rear cover. Preserved in a new grey cloth folding box. Cards measure 120 x 90 mm. London: Ackermann...


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    • VENICE. Forestiere Illuminato Dell Citta Di Venezia.





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      . ALBRIZZI, Giovanni Battista. Forestiere illuminato intorno le cose più rare, e curiose, antiche, e moderne della città di Venezia, e dell' isole circonvicine; con la descrizione delle chiese, monisteri, ospedali, tesoro di S. Marco, fabbriche pubbliche, pitture celebri, e di quanto v'è di più riguardevole. [16], 419, [13] pp. including final blank...


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    • The Costume of the Russian Empire.



    • COSTUME- RUSSIA. The Costume of the Russian Empire. By William Alexander. [8], 73 ff. Illustrated with 73 hand-coloured stipple engraved plates. Folio, 355 x 257 mm, bound in English nineteenth-century full straight grained green morocco. London: W. Miller, 1803.

      First Edition of this collection of 75 hand-coloured stipple-engravings depicting costume f...


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    • AMSTERDAM. Le Guide ou nouvelle Description D'Amsterdam



    • AMSTERDAM. Le Guide ou nouvelle Description D'Amsterdam, enseignant aux voyageurs, et aux nogocians Sa Splendeur, son Commerce, & la Description de ses Edifices, Rues, Ports, Canaux, Ponts, Ecluses, &c. &c... BOUND WITH: Tarif General des Provinces Unies Pour les Droits d'Entre'e & de Sorite... [6], 216 ie 198; 123, [3] pp. Illustrated with 20 fold-out engraved ...


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    • Woman and the Motor Car



    • ARIA, Mrs. Woman and the Motor Car. x, 334 pp, with 16 pp of ads. Illustrated with photographic frontispiece, 16 photographic plates and one fold-out colour diagram of a car on heavy stock on rear paste-down with multiple overlays. 8vo., 205 x 135 mm, bound in publisher's light red cloth, stamped in gilt with white vignette of a women driving a car on front cover. Lon...


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    • Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence



    • BAKEWELL, Robert. Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise, and Various Parts of the Grecian and Pennine Alps, and in Switzerland and Auvergne, in the years 1820, 1821, and 1822. Two volumes. xvi, 381, [1]; [viii], 447, [1] pp. Illustrated with 4 full-page hand-coloured aquatints signed R. Bakewell del. and I Clark sculpt. plus several ...


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    • Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries in Egypt and Nubia



    • "THE FIRST ENGLISH WORK OF ANY IMPORTANCE TO USE LITHOGRAPHY" (BLACKMER)

      BELZONI, Giovanni Battista. Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia. Two volumes. xxxv, [1], 438, [2]; x, 421, [1] pp. Illustrated with a portrait of the author, 1 plan and 1 folding map. 8vo., 216 x 133 mm, ...


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    • Theatrum Civitatum et Admirandorum Italiae.



    • GRAND TOUR GUIDE FOR ITALY

      BLAEU, Joan. Theatrum Civitatum et Admirandorum Italiae. Three volumes. Vol. I: [14], 109, [1], 110, [9], 111-254, [2] pp.; Vol. II: each section has its own pagination. [4], 54; 1-40; 1-116; 117-120, all paginated as single leaves (i.e., 4 ff.), 121-315; 1-32, 41-50, [2] pp. (135 marked as '129'; 162 marked as '126'; 250, 251 marked '1...


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    • Travels in Spain



    • BOURGOING, Jean-François, Baron de. Travels in Spain Containing a New, Accurate, and Comprehensive View of the Present State of That Country. By the chevalier de Bourgoanne, to which are added copious extracts from the essays on Spain of Mr. Peyron. Translated from the French. xiii, [1], 386, [2], 431, [1], x pp. Illustrated with a large folding engraved map as frontis...


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    • Confessions of a Nazi Soldier



    • HEARTFIELD, John. Confessions of a Nazi Soldier. By Horst Brasch. 30 pp. 8vo., bound in original pictorial wrappers designed by John Heartfield. London: Free German Youth in Great Britain, [1942].

      The story of Rudolf Dietrich, an ordinary German soldier, decided that what Hitler was doing was wrong while a POW in Russian hands. Also includes a short essay by W...


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    • Moeurs des Ottomans. 6 vols.



    • [TURKEY]. CASTELLAN, Antoine-Laurent. Moeurs, usages, costumes des Ottomans, et abrégé de leur histoire. Six volumes. Illustrated with 72 hand-coloured stipple engravings. 18mo., 129 x 78 mm, bound in publisher's pink boards. Paris: Nepveu (Impr. Le Normant), 1812.

      First Edition, a beautiful copy in the original boards, of this celebrated work on Turkish costum...


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    • PARIS. Voyage Pittoresque de Paris.



    • PARIS. Voyage Pittoresque de Paris; ou Indication de tout ce qu'il y a de plus beau dans cette grande Ville. By Antoine Nicholas Dezallier D'Argenville. x, [2], 375, 59 pp. Illustrated with a fine engraved frontispiece by J. Robert printed in red, and four engraved plates (of which two are folding). 12mo., 165 x 94 mm, bound in contemporary French sprinkled calf, spin...


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    • A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes




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      , T.H and J. WALTON. A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, containing a Description of the Most Romantic Scenery of Cumberland Westmoreland and Lancashire. viii, 288 pp. Illustrated with 48 hand-coloured aquatints. 4to., 265 x 200 mm, bound in modern full red morocco. London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 1821.

      Despite the modern binding a fin...


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    • Ski Track on the Battlefield



    • HEARTFIELD, John. Ski Track on the Battlefield. By V.A. Firsoff. 158pp. With 37 collotypes. 8vo., bound in original cloth and dust-wrappers designed by John Heartfield. London: Lindsay Drummond, 1942.

      A fine copy of one of the books for which Heartfield designed the bindings and wrappers for Lindsay Drummond. These wartime publications were of necessity printe...


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    • A Voyage to the South-Seas.



    • CHILE AND PERU

      FREZIER, [Amedee Francois] . A Voyage to the South Sea, and along the coasts of Chili (sic) and Peru, in the years 1712, 1713, and 1714. Particularly describing the genius and constitution of the Inhabitants, as well Indians as Spaniards... With a Postscript by Dr. Edmund Halley... And an Account of the Settlement, Commerce, and Riches of the Jesu...


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    • Voyage Litteraire de la Grece, ou Lettres sur les Grecs, Anciens et Mo





    • GREECE - Literary Voyage
      . Voyage Litteraire de la Grèce, ou Lettres sur les Grecs anciens et modernes, avec un parallèle de leurs moeurs. By Pierre-Augustin Guys. Two volumes. xvi, 420; iv, 244 pp. 12mo., 160 x 95 mm, bound in French contemporary beige half calf, light brown and pale green spine labels. Paris: chez la veuve Duchesne, 1771.

      Scarce First...


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    • A Journey into England



    • STRAWBERRY HILL PRESS. A Journey into England by Paul Hentzner In The Year M.D.XC.VIII. [4], x, 103, 103 pp. Title-page with engraved vingette. 8vo., 180 x 103 mm, bound in contemporary English mottled calf, gilt ornamental border tool on covers, spine gilt. [London]: Strawberry-Hill Press, 1757.

      First Edition. Variant without the dropped "9" on page 39 recto....


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    • Collection de Costumes Suisses.



    • KÖNIG, Franz Niklaus. Collection de Costumes Suisses tirés du cabinet de Mr. Meyer d'Aarau. 48 pp. Illustrated with 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates. 8vo., 177 x 124 mm, bound in contemporary Swiss straight-grained dark blue morocco, gilt-lettering on spine, a.e.g. Canton de Berne: chez l'Auteur, J.J. Bourgdorfer, D.B. Rätzer, N.D. [1804].

      First Edition thus an...



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    • The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales



    • LOUTHERBOURG, P. J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales. 36 pp. Ilustrated with 18 hand-coloured aquatint engravings. Folio, 450 x 330 mm, bound in three-quarter modern gilt tooled calf over contemporary marbled boards. London: Bowyer, 1805.

      First Edition, first issue. De Loutherbourg trained under F. G. Casanova and Carlo Vanloo in ...



 
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