ABAA California Virtual Book Fair
ABAA California Virtual Book Fair
31 items found
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
[Caricature] [Probably by 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
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
Eight Topographical Puzzles.
Paris, Librairie Hachette, no date (ca. 1890). A set of eight coloured topographical puzzles, showing the different continents. The puzzles are maps, mounted on wood, each divided into 42 pieces. The edges are covered with gilt paper. In the original paper & cloth box (35.5 x 26.9 x 5.0 cm), with a map of the world mounted on the lid. Inside of the box covered with light blue paper.Read more
A paradox: prooving, that the inhabitants of the isle called Madagascar, or St. Laurence, (in temporall things) are the happiest people in the World. Whereunto is prefixed, a briefe and true description of that island: the nature of the climate, and condition of the inhabitants, and their speciall affection to the English above other nations. With most probable arguments of a hopefull and fit plantation of a colony there, in respect of the fruitfulnesse of the soyle, the benignity of the ayre, and the relieving of our English ships, both to and from the East-Indies.
London, Nathaniell Butter, 1640. 4to (18.7 x 14.4 cm). Original second blank; title page, half title, half-title (placed after 12th text page) [xii, xxi] pp., Mid-19th century brown crushed morocco. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and gilt title; boards with triple gilt borders and rosettes; gilt-lined edges and elaborate gilt inner dentelles.Read more
Kühnel, R. and H. Sachs
Neue einfache Ornamente zur Anwendung für Innendekoration, Kunststickereien, Kunstverglasung, Keramik und Textilkunst etc. Entworfen von Richard Kühnel und Hugo Sachs.
Plauen im Vogtland, Christan Stoll, [N.D. but 1905]. Folio (48.4 x 32.1 cm). Title page leaf; 24 collotype plates on stronger paper printed by C. G. Röder in Leipzig. In original portfolio with half linen over marbled and printed boards. With original red cords.Read more
Mongolian horsemen with falcons, cats and rabbits. [Eight original paintings on silk].
Mongolia, mid to late 19th - early 20th century. Oblong (27 x 35 cm). Eight paintings on silk, each mounted on large, iridescent silk sheets, and framed behind glass. Early to mid-20th century black varnished, bevelled wooden frames, each measuring 38.0 x 47.5 cm.Read more
[Augsburg, M. Engelbrecht (?), ca. 1750]. Six oblong cardboard sheets (ca. 20.0 x 16,0 cm), with fine hand-colouring, five cards with delicate cut-outs and one backpanel, together forming a scene in a forest, with hunters chasing a bear. Preserved in an attractive 20th-century felt-covered wooden box with glass front and top (28 x 21 x 17.5 cm).Read more
Della nuova geometria di Franc. Patrici. Libri XV.
Ferrara, Vittorio Baldini, 1587. Small 4to (20.0 x 15.0 cm). Title page with engraved vignette; [vi], 218, [i] pp.; numerous text illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum with handwritten title in an old hand on the spine.Read more
Musterbuch für Stahldruck.
Unpublished [n.d., but ca. 1890]. Folio (32.5 x 21.0 cm). Ca. 150 leaves with over 2,500 finely hand-coloured decorative transfers in Art Nouveau and romantic styles. Black blind half calf over black boards. Front board with original, neatly handwritten label.Read more
Deux candélabres composés par Raphael Sanzio d'Urbin, et Michel-Ange Buonaroti; d'après le concours ouvert entr'eux, par les Papes Jules II et Léon X, environ l'an 1518. Dédiés au citoyen Chaptal, Ministre de l'Intérieur, membre de l'Institut national de France.
Paris, Joubert, 1803. Large Folio (59.5 x 41.5 cm). 4 pp. Four large, engraved plates. Later mottled half roan over paper boards resembling tree calf. Black morocco label with gilt title. Original printed wrappers bound in.Read more
Rosenstiehl, [D.]. A.
Traité de la couleur au point de vue physique, physiologique et esthétique.
Paris, H. Dunod & E. Pinat, 1913. Large 8vo (25.2 x 16.2 cm). xv, 277, [ii] pp.; 13 full colour plates including several in pochoir, mounted, and a 14th plate with 24 mounted strips of coloured fabric; several text engravings. 20th century burgundy buckram with gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in.Read more
Vincendon-Dumoulin, [C. A.] and C. [L. F.] Desgraz
Iles Taïti. Esquisse historique et géographique précédée de considérations générales sur la colonisation française dans l'Océanie. Première Partie - Deuxième Partie. [Complete].
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1844. In two parts. 8vo (21.5 x 14.1 cm). Half-titles, title pages, 1056 pp. (pagination continuous); two large, engraved maps. Original uniform, printed wrappers.Read more
[Viollet-Le-Duc, E. E.]
Compositions et dessins de Viollet-Le-Duc publiés sous la patronage de Comité de l'Oeuvre du Maitre.
Paris, Librairie Centrale d'Architecture Des Fossez et Cie, 1884. Folio (48.8 x 34.5 cm). Frontispiece portrait (heliogravure); iii pp.; 100 plates on 91 leaves. Original burgundy half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five stipple-gilted raised bands, gilt ornamental lines at head and foot, and gilt title. Floral patterned endpapers; red speckled edges.Read more