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Design - Lamps - Original photographs
Design - Lamps - Original Photographs.
Ghent, Emile Schulze, circa 1910-1935. A set of nearly 140 original b/w and full colour photos, mounted, of lamp designs.
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A unique collection of early 20th-century European lamp designs
Are you fa...
Elsken, E. van der
Are you famous? La Grande Parade in het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Landshoff, 1985. Small 8vo (15.1 x 10.6 cm). 92 pp.; numerous black-and-white photos. Original laminated pictorial paperbound.
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A very rare copy: signed by the artist
Die Pflanz...
Esper, E. J. C.
Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. [AND] Fortzetzungen der Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen.
Nürnberg, 1791-1806. In four volumes. 4to (text volumes 24.2 x 19.6 cm; atlases 26.4 x 20.2 cm). Title pages, 857 [of 905 in this section] pp. Erster Theil (1791) xii, 320 pp.; Zweiter Theil (1794) 303 pp.; Fortsetzungen. Erster Theil (1797) pp. 1-116; 149-230]; Zwyter Theil pp. 1-24. 395 [of 445] hand-coloured or tinted engraved plates. Near uniform half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt chains and black morocco labels with gilt titles. Edges mottled.
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The most beautiful corals and sponges - originally described and finely figured
Genera Hyd...
Fieber, F. X.
Genera Hydrocoridum secundum ordinem naturalem in familias disposita. Cum tabulis quator. [AND] Species generis Corisa monographice dispositae cum tabulis duabus. [AND] Rhynchotographieen. Drei monograpische [sic] Abhandlungen. [AND] a handwritten letter to a colleague.
Prag [Prague], Gottlieb Haase Söhne, 1851. Three works in one. 4to (26.1 x 20.6 cm). 143 pp. [31; 48; 64], including three title pages; six engraved plates [4; 2; 0]. Contemporary marbled boards with green paper spine cover with script title. Speckled edges.
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Correspondence between mid-19th-century hemipterologists: three papers and a letter
Fieber, F. X.
Entomologische Monographien von Franz Xav. Fieber. Sieben Abhandlungen mit zehn Tafeln in Steinstich.
Prag [Prague], Gottlieb Haase Söhne, 1843 [1844]. Seven works in one. 4to (26.1 x 20.6 cm). Title page, 138 pp. (numbered [279]-416); ten engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards with green paper spine cover with script title. Speckled edges.
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A rare work from the library of Maurice Royer
Putti. Sch...
Gimignani, G.
Putti. Scherzi e givochi diversi de putti.
Rome, [1647]. A suite of 12 different prints (16.0 x 12.7 cm). Original engraved prints.
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Playful Putti, beautifully engraved
Het vermak...
Groen, J. van der and P. Nylandt
Het vermakelyk land-leven. I. Deel. Den Nederlantsen hovenier, zijnde het I. Deel van het Vermakelijk Land-leven. Beschrijvende allerhande prinçelike en heerlijke lust-hoven en hof-steden, en hoe men deselve, met veelderley uytnemende boomen, bloemen en kruyden, kan beplanten, bezaeijen, en verçieren. ... Desen laetsten druk is doorgaens verbetert. [AND] De verstandige hovenier. Over de twaelf maenden van 't jaer. Zijnde het II. deel van het vermakelyk lant-leven. [AND] De medicyn-winkel, of ervaren huys-houder: zijnde het III. deel van het vermakelyk landleven.
Amsterdam, Weduwe Gijsbert De Groot, [1696-]1711-1721. Three parts in one. 4to (20.1 x 15.3 cm cm). Engraved title (or frontispiece, with "consent en privilegie" printed on verso), dated 1696; letterpress title page with wood-engraved vignette (dated 1721); [xxvii], 103, [iii] pp., including 69 full-page engraved plates (mainly garden designs, pergolas, etc.), and a few text engravings [AND] Engraved frontispiece, letterpress title page with engraved vignette (dated 1711), [v], 84, [iv] pp., including one engraved plate. [AND] Title page with large copper engraving (dated 1711), pp. [2]-38; half-title Den naerstigen byen-houder , with large copper engraving (verso blank), pp. 41-53, [54-56]; half-title De verstandige kok (dated 1711) with large copper engraving and "Privilegie" on verso, pp. [59-60], 61-88. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, and morocco label with gilt ornamental borders and title.
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A seldom-seen contemporarily bound copy of this beautifully illustrated work on gardening
Eléments d...
Guillot, E.
Eléments d'ornamentation pour l'enluminure. Art Egyptien, Assyrien, Grec, Greco-Roman, période Merovingienne, Byzantin, Période Roman. [AND] Ornamentation des manuscripts au Moyen-Age, recueil de documents + lettres ornées, bordures, miniatures, &a + tivés des principaux manuscripts de la Bibliotheque nationale, de diverses bibliothèques et des monuments de l'époque. XIII siècle [AND] XIV siècle. [AND] Alphabets de style Moyen-Age Renaissance d'après des documents authentiques des XIe, XIIIe, XIVe, XVe et XVIe siècle [AND] Elements d'ornamentation du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle. Tirés des manuscripts, des imprimès, des estampes de la Bibliotheque nationale et des monuments historique de l'époque. XVIe Siècle [AND] XVIIe et XVIIIe siècle.
Paris, Turgis Fils, [1890-1898]. Six works in six. Oblong small folio (14.1 x 22.0 cm). 96 lithographed plates of which 80 polychromatic in 15 colours. Uniform quarter cloth over pictorial full-colour boards.
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Two thousand years of colourful design
Plantae Al...
Hacquet, B.
Plantae Alpinae carniolicae collegit et descripsit.
Vienna, Sumptibus Joannis Pauli Kraus, 1782. 4to (28.4 x 21.0 cm). 16 pp.; five very large, folded engraved plates. Contemporary marbled wrappers.
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With magnificent plates
Die Deutun...
Hahn, O.
Die Deutung des Heliumvorkommens in nicht-α-strahlenden Mineralien.
Berlin, Karl Kerkhof, 1935. Large 4to (29.7 x 21.0 cm). Two pp. Offprint.
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Signed by the author and Nobel laureate Otto Hahn
A paradox:...
Hamond, W.
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.
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Hamond's famous first attempt to promote Madagascar as a Paradise on Earth
Hauy's Ebe...
Haüy, [R. J.] Hessel, J. F. C. (ed.) [AND] Clemens, A.
Hauy's Ebenmaaßgesetz der Krystal-Bildung. Uebersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Dr. F. C. Hessel ... Mit einer Vorrede von C. C. Ritter von Leonhard. [AND] Allgemeine Betrachtungen über die klimatischen Einflüsse und Versuch einer allgemeinen Characteristik der Gebirgsgegenden und ihrer Bewohner.
Frankfurt am Main, Hermann, 1819, 1820. Two works in one. 8vo (18.9 x 11.8 cm). xvi, 115 pp.; two large, folded plates with 40 engraved, numbered figures (Haüy); ii, 141 pp. (Clemens). Contemporary brown mottled half roan over marbled boards. Spine with burgundy morocco label with gilt titles. All edges red.
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Two rarities