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Damien Hir...
Hirst, D.
Damien Hirst exhibition invitation. Signed by Hirst.
New York, Nadine Johnson, 2007. Thick paper invitation card (28.0 x 21.6 cm). Printed on both sides in colour, with the handwritten signature of the artist.
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Invitation for Lost Desires and the the Search for Knowledge, signed by the artist
[Burma - M...
Hla, M. T.
[Burma - Myanmar] A collection of sixteen late nineteenth to early twentieth century Burmese costume studies.
Burma [Myanmar], ca. 1920. 16 watercolours. 8vo-sized (images ca. 21.0 x 15.7 cm). Heightened with white body colour; each signed "M. T. Hla" in lower right corner, uniformly mounted. Mounts 40.5 x 27.9 cm.
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From the first Nurmuse artist working in a realistic style
Theatrum m...
Horst, T. van der and J. Polley
Theatrum machinarum universale of keurige verzameling van verscheide groote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluizen, waterkeringen, ophaal- en draaibruggen. Met haare gronden, opstallen en doorgesnedens. ... Alles op het nauwkeurigste vertoont, en nooit zodanig in het licht gegeven, en geteekent door Tileman van der Horst. I. Deel. [AND] Theatrum machinarum universale of keurige verzameling van verscheide groote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluysen, waterkeringen, enz. met haare gronden, opstallen en doorgesnedens. ... Alles op 't nauwkeurigste vertoont, en nooit zodanig in het licht gegeven, en geteekent door Jacob Polley, stadts architek en directeur der zaagmolens tot Zirckzee. En in 't koper gebragt, door Jan Schenk. II. Deel. [Complete].
Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk [en Zoon], 1757-1774. Two parts in one. Tall folio (54.5 x 34.4 cm). Half-title; title in red and black with finely engraved vignette by J. Wandelaar; two engraved dedication pages with coats of arms; 14; 9 pp.; 55 numbered, double-sized or larger engraved plates on 48 sheets; including seven triple-sized, double folded (55 x 88 cm) and double-numbered. Contemporary red half calf over marbled boards.
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How to keep Holland dry: magnificent illustrations of magnificent waterworks
Ueber zwei...
Humboldt, A. von
Ueber zwei Versuche den Chimborazo zu besteigen.
Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1836. 8vo (17.4 x 11.0 cm). viii, 283 pp. [Von Humboldt's paper on pp. 176-206]. Contemporary pebbled cloth; spine with black leather label with gilt title.
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Humboldt on reaching the point farthest from the Earth’s centre
British mo...
Humphreys, H. N. and J. O. Westwood
British moths and their transformations, arranged and illustrated in a series of plates by H. N. Humphreys; with the descriptions by J. O. Westwood.
London, William Smith, 1843-1845. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (27.2 x 22.1 cm). 559 pp. [xiv, 258; xix, 268]; 124 finely hand-coloured, tissue-guarded lithographed plates. All edges gilt.
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A nicely bound set of this well-illustrated work
Jonston, J.
Historiae naturalis de Insectis libri III. De serpentibus et draconibus, libri II cum aeneis figuris.
Heilbronn, Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, 1757. Folio (33.8 x 21.0 cm). Engraved title page; letterpress title page in red and black with engraved vignette; [iv], 212 (recte 210), [iv] pp.; letterpress title (to the Serpentibus ; verso blank); 3-55, [iii] pp.; 40 engraved plates [ Insectibus 28; Serpentibus 12]. Contemporary vellum. Spine with gilt title in gilt ornamental border. Edges red.
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Superior edition of Jonston's famous works on insects, snakes and monsters
Sammel-Mappe Flächenverzierung. XV. Folge. Mit besonderer Beruksichtigung der Textilindustrie. Herausgegeben von etwa 30 praktischen Fachmännern.
Plauen, Christian Stoll, [ca. 1903]. Folio (39.2 x 26.0 cm). 48 loose plates in printed portfolio.
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Inspiring designs by important Art Nouveau artists
Origami mo...
Kawarasaki, K.
Origami moyo.
Kyoto: Unsōdō, Shōwa 10 [1935]. Two volumes [complete] with 30 colour woodblock-printed designs. Orihon accordion style binding (leporello). In original oblong linen-covered slipcase (25.5 x 38.1 cm).
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Origami at its best, an excellent example of Kodo Kawarasaki's wonderful art
Book of ca...
Keulemans, J. G.
Book of cage birds. [A natural history of cage birds]
[London, for the author, 1871]. Folio (28.1 x 18.8 cm). 113 pp.; 24 hand-coloured auto-lithographed plates. Contemporary grained burgundy half morocco over pebbled green boards, with gilt ornamental borders. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands, gilt vignettes and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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Perhaps the rarest of all bird books illustrated by Keulemans
Kubasta, V.
Christopher Columbus Genuensis. Santa Maria. [Pop up].
Czechoslovakia, V. Kubasta, ca. 1965. (32.4 x 22.5 cm - 32.4 x 45.0 when folded out). Full colour boards with cloth spine; revolving steering wheel, three pop up ships and Caribbean scenery.
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Columbus pops up in expected places
Souvenir [...
Le Fuel
Souvenir [brass and enamel binding]
Paris, Le Fuel, 1819. (10.0 x 6.8 cm). Polychrome enamel in brass frames; two silk pockets, one matching silk-covered agenda with pictorial title page, and engraved vignettes for each month of the year. Gilt-plated edges.
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A jewel of an item, encasing the art of writing
An abstrac...
Leeuwenhoek, A. P. van
An abstract of a letter from Mr. Anthony van Leeuwenhoeck of Delft about generation by an animalcule of the male seed. Animals in the seed of a frog. Some other observables in the parts of a frog. Digestion, and the motion of the blood in a feavor.
London, The Royal Society, 1683. Small 4to (21.7 x 16.6 cm). pp. 347-355; one engraved plate. Contemporary marbled wrappers.
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Van Leeuwenhoeck's seed and other stories