Regne animal dispose en tableaux methodiques: COMTE J Achille £3000
VG+, 1840, Tall Elephant Folio, 90 pls + TP.
In modern, to style, half red morocco, with contemporary red faded boards, some blind tooling, edges lightly bumped and rubbed. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling and titles. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, book label to fpd (William Alexander Murray),  engraved titlepage,  blank,  introduction, 90 pls (of 90) double page pictorial charts 80*55.5 cms (20 of which were produced at 32 Southampton St, Strand London & the remainder in Paris at Rue de Place de l'Ecole de Medecine, No 13), depicting approximately 5,000 images, new cloth joints, minimal paper repairs. A very good + copy. Weighs 10.5 Kg, and is 56.7*44.5*5 cms. (Graesse 315. Brunet 5572. Nissen 938. Crochard 1839 p11)
Title continues: ouvrage adopté par le Conseil royal de l'instruction publique pour l'enseignement des colléges et autroes etablissements de l'université
£1750 | Published: 1840 | Publisher: Fortin Masson et Cie, Successeurs de Crochard et cie.
Tall Folio, 1st ed, 2 vols, 1745, 37 maps, 16 pls, 1 folding chart.
In modern speckled calf, to style, gilt edge tooling. Spines, decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red calf labels, by Chivers- Period Binders. Internally, new endpapers, text block edges reddened, no inscriptions, 2 columns per page. Vol 1, frontis, , (lviii), 261 pp, , , 410-552, , 754-756, 557-630, 699-873 pp,  blank, odd pagination but complete, 17 maps (most by Moll, all folding, watermarked RM), 12 plates, 1 chart (folding). Vol 2, , , 2-p4, , (xcviii-c), 95-100, [101-102], , [102-103], 104-212, , 213-236, [237-245], 236-279, , 278-402, 393-480, 466-663, , , 734-931, ,  index, 20 maps (folding, mostly by Moll), odd pagination but complete. A Superb set. (ESTC T97843. Hill 295. Sabin 57765).
Voyages & destinations include: Gonzales. Story. Moscvy. Overbury. Usher. Dauphinuis. Hakluyt. Wolfe. Drake.Knight. Dunton. Phelps. Hartwell. Frogel. Boothby. Castle. Geare. Warren. Asia. China. Turkey. France. Persia. America. and much more.
£2250 | Published: 1745 | Publisher: Thomas Osborne
VG+, 1730, 1st ed.
In superb full modern black calf, gilt edge tooling, by Period Binders of Bath. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red calf labels. Internally, new endpapers, rubricated title page, , , 4-586 pp, lacks half title, parallel Welsh and Latin texts, text block edges sprinkled red, one of the 400 Ordinary paper issues, light browning to edges of tp only, small gutter tear to tp, numerous printers headers, footers & initials, 1 illustration within text, 39.5*25cms. (ESTC T63960. Brunet 1480. Maslen & Lancaster).
Title continues: Hoeli Boni et aliorum Walliae principum, quas ex variis codicibus manuscriptis eruit, interpretatione latina, notis & glossario illustravit.
One of Hywel's supposed pro-English acts was the introduction of elements of English law into those of Wales. This was not impossible, since according to the prologues to the Welsh law books of the thirteenth and later centuries, he was responsible for the first codification and promulgation of Welsh law, known consequently as cyfraith Hywel (‘the law of Hywel’). See ODNB.
£485 | Published: 1731 | Publisher: Gulielmi Bowyer
A Stunning Copy
£14000 | Published: 1967 | Publisher: Rizzoli editoris
A complete set of Allom & Wrights - China in a Series of Views, 4 volumes - in their original gilt pictorial covers, 1st edition, 1843, with 128 plates.
What more could you want!
£3500 | Published: 1843 | Publisher: Fisher, Son, & Co.
A superb copy of Garricks Dramatic Characters, 1st edition, 1770, complete with all 24 hand coloured plates, depicting Garrick and others as Characters of their day.
£1950 | Published: 1770 | Publisher: Robt. Sayer. and Jnno. Smith.
-The Most Important Colour Plate Book On British Topography-
A superb copy, complete with 308 plates, contemporary red morocco half calf over red morocco cloth, decorative gilt tooling.
I doubt you will find better!!!!
£16000 | Published: 1814 | Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and William Daniell.
Surely THE best colour [plate book EVER produced?
3 vols, 1st eds, 1842-43-49. Complete, 1 map, + 124 hand coloured tinted lithographs.
In contemporary half red morocco over red morocco cloth, some gilt tooling. Spines, relaid, decorative gilt tooling & titles. Internally. Vol 1, 1842, portrait frontis, engraved titlepage, , , 2-30 pp, 44 pls (including 1 B&W portrait, the remainder tinted lithographs, hand coloured). Vol 2, 1843, 43 pls (hand coloured lithographs). Vol 3, 1849, 37 pls, + 1 map (B&W). A.e.g., green marbled endpapers, small stamp to recto of each Vols ep (H.E.H. Duplicate - probably Henry Edwards Huntington - February 27, 1850 – May 23, 1927 - he was an American railroad magnate & collector of art & rare books). Corner repairs to V1 & 2, 7 plates remounted, 2 new inner cloth joints, occasional light spotting. The red morocco cloth to vols 1 & 3, have been expertly replaced (c20C). (Elephant folio, 447*612 mm). (Abbey Travel 385/272. Tooley 401/2).
Waldemar Januszczak wrote in a review in the Guardian in 1986. 'His pictures are determined to take your breath away. The artist tries every pictorial trick in the book, from the dramatically plunging perspective to the lonely ruin on a hill' and is 'unusually good for a British painter at sampling the dark, sumptuous … interiors of Catholic cathedrals' (ODNB)
£47500 | Published: 1842 | Publisher: Francis Graham Moon
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