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Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
[Dictionnaire des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres. Mis en ordre et publié par M***]. Recueil des planches, sur les sciences et les arts. Tome I.
Paris, Briasson, etc. 1762. Folio (39.5 x 25.3 cm). Letterpress half title, title page with engraved vignette, text and 269 plates. Contemporary uniform full calf. Spines wih six raised bands, rich gilt compartments and gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Red edges.
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A fine copy of the first atlas of the famous Dictionnaire by Diderot and d'Alembert
[J. Brandt & Zoon]
Decorative leathers applied to modern furniture.
Amsterdam, J. Brandt & Zoon, ca. 1910-1916. Folio (37.0 x 30.0 cm). With 36 original photographs of furniture leather crafting such as, chairs, clocks and smoking stands, each with a handwritten caption, on 34 leaves. Original full leather, with gilt title and vignette on the front board. Marbled endpapers.
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A proof of craftmanship in a style transitional between Art Nouveau and Art Deco
Motifs de...
Petit and Bisiaux
Motifs de décorations. Première série de cinquante planches en couleurs extraites de Journal-Manuel de Peintures.
Paris, A. Morel, 1862. Royal Folio (52.1 x 36.2 cm). Half-title and title page, 50 fine chromolithographed plates on thick paper. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised gilt-stippled and gilt-bordered bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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A polychromatic extravaganza in print
[Photo Album]
Reise-Erinnerungen [China and Berlin]
Germany, ca. 1900. Oblong folio (28.0 x 41.0 cm). 43 photos, including 31 original photos from China. Original blind black quarter leather over pattered green boards. Gilt title on front board. Patterned endpapers. Edges red.
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Beautiful and rare photos of China around 1890-1900
De Boroboe...
Poortenaar, J.
De Boroboedoer. Zes etsen door Jan Poortenaar, Inleiding van Prof. Dr. N. J. Krom.
[Naarden, privately published, 1929]. Folio (37.9 x 28.0 cm). Two leafs of text and six fine etchings under passe-partouts, all signed and numbered in pencil, this being #161. All as issued with the original cloth portfolio with gilt title on front.
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A rare, limited edition, well-preserved
De Boroboe...
Poortenaar, J. C.
De Boroboedoer bij volle maan. [Borobudur under a full moon]
Naarden, the artist, ca. 1926-1928. Original etching (40.0 x 48.8 cm) on large, oblong paper (50 x 63.5 cm) verso blank. Signed by the artist.
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Monumental etching of Java's most important monument
[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.
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An exceptionally attractive, well-preserved copy