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The Four Tops
[Autographs]. The Four Tops. Signed photo.
Detroit, MI, International Talent Management, ca. 1966. B/w glossy photo print (11.25 x 7.75 cm) by James Kriegsmann, signed in red and black ink by the group members, Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir, Lawrence Payton, Renaldo ‘Obie’ Benson, and Levi Stubbs.
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Four Top Autographs
Lips' Fabr...
[Trade Catalogue] Lips Fabrieken
Lips' Fabrieken 1870-1910. Brandkasten, Kluizen, Safe-Deposits, Veiligheidssloten.
Dordrecht, Lips, 1910. Oblong folio (28.0 x 37.0 cm). 25 pp., printed in black and gold; with numerous illustrations, mostly after original photographs. String-bound embossed green wrappers with gilt vignette of the company logo.
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Keys to success - a fine album
De corpi m...
Vallisneri, A. [Vallisnieri]
De corpi marini, che fu' Monti si trovano; delle lore origine; e dello stato del Mondo avanti'l Diluvio, nel Diluvio, e dopo il Diluvio: lettere critiche di Antonio Vallisneri. ... con le annotazioni alle quali s'aggiungono tre altre lettere critiche contre le opere del Sig. Andry, Francese, e suoi Giornali.
Venezia, Dominico Lovisa, 1721. 4to (21.9 x 16.2 cm). [viii], 254, x pp.; four large, folded, engraved plates. Contemporary limp vellum. Spine with title written in ink in an old hand. Edges speckled red.
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Palaeontological researches by an early follower of Galilei
Insecta Br...
Walker, F.
Insecta Britannica. Diptera. Vol. I - III. [Complete].
London, Lovell Reeve, 1851-1856. Three volumes in three. 8vo (22.0 x 14.1 cm). [I (1851): vi, 314, (16); II (1853): vi, 298, (16); III (1856): xxiv, 352, (24)]; 30 engraved plates [I: I-X; II: XI-XX; III: XXI-XXX]. Uniform original pebbled and blind-tooled cloth; gilt title on the spines. Yellow endpapers.
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A rare, complete set
Weber, V. F.
Ko-Ji-Hô-Ten. Dictionnaire a l'usage des amateurs et collectionneurs d'objets d'art Japonais et Chinois.
Paris, chez l'auteur, 1923. Two volumes in two. Very large 4to (38.5 x 29.8 cm). I (1923): full colour, tissue-guarded frontispiece; title page in red and black; pp. [5]-512; numbered text illustrations 1-570, and several without a number, partly as head- or tailpieces; plates I-XXXVI (tinted); three full-colour tissue guarded plates I (frontispiece) – III. II (1923): full colour, tissue-guarded frontispiece; title page in red and black; [3]-512; 1-138 pp. (“Appendices” on bluish-green paper); numbered text illustrations 571-1100, and several without a number, partly as head- or tailpieces; plates XXXVII-LXX (tinted); two full-colour tissue guarded plates IV (frontispiece) – V. Printed errata sheet (dated 1923). Uniform original brown quarter morocco over dark green blind-stamped and gilt boards. Spine with gilt title in French and Chinese. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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A fine set of the original edition - with a dedication by its author
Werner, C. F.
Nile-sketches painted from nature during his travels through Egypt.
Wandsbeck near Hamburg, Gustav W. Seitz; London, Hildesheimer & Faulkner, [1870-1878]. Folio (37.4 x 29.1 cm). Frontispiece map in red and black; title in red and black; 71 pp.; 24 chromolithographed page-sized views, each with a printed tissue-guard. Publisher's very rich gilt polychrome, decorative cloth. Gilt title on the spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers. All edges gilt. In protective transparent (Mylar) sleeve.
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The first English edition of a stunningly bound and illustrated book
Medical Bo...
Woodville, W.
Medical Botany, containing systematic and general descriptions, with plates of all the medicinal plants, indigenous and exotic, comprehended in the Materia Medica. Accompanied with a circumstantial detail of their medical virtues and effects, and of the diseases in which they have been most succesfully [sic] employed. Second edition. Revised, enlarged, and systematically arranged by the author (the whole to be comprised in 55 numbers, containing 274 plates, many of them new) ... to be continued monthly.
London, Phillips & Fardon, [1810]. Small folio (23.5 x 19.0 cm). 274 fine, hand-coloured engraved plates [numbered 1-111; 113-274, 181*], in 55 original printed wrappers.
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A rare complete plate-set with all the very seldom-seen original wrappers
On the art...
Wyatt, M. D.
On the art of mosaic, antient and modern, by Digby Wyatt, architect.
London, The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, 1847-1849. Two parts in two. Large 4to (23.5 x 17.2 cm). 502 pp. (viii, 144; 145-493, [i]); numerous text engravings; 46 plates, of which 13 in full colour, the others tinted or plain, including three larger, folded. Original, uniform printed wrappers.
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Early illustrated treatise on the history of mosaics