ABAA California Virtual Book Fair
ABAA California Virtual Book Fair
33 items found
[Anonymous but probably P. C. L. Janet]
Les singeries humaines. Petit museum comique et grotesque.
Paris, Louis Janet, ca. 1825. Oblong 8vo (19.0 x 12.3 cm). iv, 146, [i] pp.; title page with large, engraved and finely hand-coloured vignette, 12 finely engraved, tissue-guarded plates with contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary quarter polished calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title, and blind tooled vignettes.Read more
Historia Romana. De Bellis Civilibus.
Venice, Bernhard Maler (Pictor), Erhard Ratdolt and Peter Loslein, 1477. Two parts in one. Folio (27.3 x 20.4 cm). 343 [211, 132] leaves. Early 17th-century full vellum. Spine with three raised bands and script title in an old hand. Edges speckled red.Read more
Bennett, J. W.
A selection from the most remarkable and interesting of the fishes found on the coast of Ceylon. From drawings made in the southern part of that island from the living specimens.
London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, [1828-] 1830. 4to (31.2 x 24.6 cm). With 30 splendidly hand-coloured engraved plates, all heightened with gum arabic, each with a descriptive leaf of text [AND] one extra original water-colour. Contemporary green ruled half calf over marbled boards; spine with gilt ornaments and title. Yellow endpapers. Top edge gilt. Preserved in a custom-made black cloth, luxurious, clamshell box with built-in cradle and black label with gilt title on the spine.Read more
New and improved system of logarithms, with a table of the logarithms of the natural numbers, from 1 to 100,000, and by differences, from 1 to 10,000,000. The calculations have been recently made, and afterwards compared with the tables of Callet, Hutton, Vega, Briggs, Gardiner, Taylor, and Babbage. To which is added, an account of the origin, nature and use; and their application to several subjects to which they appertain. Also, an index, containing tables of trigonometrical formulae, (the notation entirely new and simple.)
London, William Day, Lithographer to the Queen, and Queen Dowager, 1838. Tall folio (40.7 x 25.9 cm). Half-title, title page, [vii]-xii, 106, [i] pp.; nine double-sized, partially hand-coloured tables; a few hand-coloured text figures; mounted tabs. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with triple gilt bands; front board with rectangular ruled morocco label with gilt ornamental borders and title. Edges speckled red.Read more
Capitani, F. di
Francesco di Capitani. [Manuscript design examples].
Roma, di Capitani, [ca. 1935]. Large, oblong cardboard binder with two metal pins. Folio (36.5 x 53.5 cm). 64 leaves with original drawings, of which 61 in full colour (crayon). Black morocco boards with embossed title and patterned pastedowns. Stiff brown endpapers.Read more
Cadillac. [Large, luxurious Catalogue]
[Detroit], Cadillac, ca. 1925. Oblong folio (41.0 x 56.0 cm). 14 large, chromolithographed plates (25.5 x 38.2 cm) mounted on printed, numbered leaves inside ornamental borders. Printed wrappers with pattern of Cadillac emblems.Read more
Musée des Lépidoptères. Collection de papillons de toutes les parties du monde.
Paris, Arnauld de Vresse, [ca. 1840]. Folio (42.0 x 30.1 cm). Gilt-lettered title page; 12 chromolithographed plates with captions, finished by hand, some heightened with silver and gum arabic. Original green cloth with large gilt-embossed decoration and title to front panel and blind-tooled borders.Read more
Dillwyn, L. W.
A descriptive catalogue of Recent shells; arranged according to the Linnaean method; with particular attention to the synonymy. In two volumes. [Complete].
London, John and Arthur Arch, 1817. Two volumes in two. 8vo (22.3 x 14.2 cm). Two title pages, half-title. 1135 pp. (xii, 1-580; 580-1092, [xxix], [ii]). Original paper-covered boards with printed label on the spines.Read more
Elliot, W. [P.]
The patentee's manual; containing a list of patents granted by the United States for the encouragement of arts & sciences, alphabetically arranged, from 1790 to 1830. [To be continued by supplements.] Also, the laws of Congress for granting patents; with a digest of all decisions which have taken place in the Courts of the United States respecting patents.
Washington, DC, S. A. Elliot, 1830. 8vo (22.6 x 13.6 cm). Title page, xviii, 118, 137-53 pp. Contemporary (original?) blind boards; spine with handwritten label.Read more
Escher, M. C.
M. C. Escher 16 facsimile prints. With an introduction by J. L. Locher, former Director of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.
Baarn, The Escher Foundation, 2008. 16 prints, matching the original prints in shape, enlarged by 10%, all on separate sheets measuring 55.0 x 65.0 cm) and an introduction of 16 pp., and 4 pp. review (both 34.0 x 45.0 cm). In original full cloth dropbox (67.0 x 57.0 x 3.0 cm) with printed label on the front board and printed title on the spine.Read more
[Fore-Edge painting] Moore, Thomas
Songs, ballads, and sacred songs.
London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. 8vo (17.0 x 11.6 cm). Engraved title page, 284 pp. 19th-century Hayday binding of ruled green morocco. Spine with elaborate gilt patter and title, boards with gilt borders. Inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt, fore edge with polychrome painting of a 19th century golf scene.Read more