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The Hague: Anna Beek. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15 x 18". Sheet measures 21 x 25". This scarce map by Anna Beek depicts the Belgian city of Ath under attack by French troops during the Nine Years' War (1688--1697). Dating to approximately 1725, the map shows the siege of 1697, in which French troops stationed around the fortified city attempted to win it from Spanish control. The city's fortifications, walls, and surrounding moats are all depicted.....
The Hague: Anna Beek, 1703. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 18 x 15". Sheet measures 25 x 21". Battle plan from 'A collection of plans of fortifications and battles', 1684-1709, depicting The War of the Spanish Succession. Chips to margins and some creases. Anna Beek was a late-17th century publisher and engraver of maps based in the Hague. Her detailed maps and battle plans are often found in composite atlases and have become highly valued due to.....
New York: Viking, 2004. Illustrated with some black-and-white photographs and movie stills. 300 pages, 8vo two-tone black and grey boards, dust wrapper. New York: Viking, (2004). First American Edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good dust wrapper. Story of Checkov's niece who was a silent movie star, and a soviet spy in Nazi Germany.
London: Heinemann, 1915. Edited by Montague Summers. 6 volumes. Fine frontispiece portrait. Short thick 8vos, green cloth-backed boards with paper spine labels; uncut edges, partially unopened (first volume has faded spine, else very good+ condition). London: Heinemann, 1915. First collected edition. Limited to 760 numbered copies.
Rome: 1915. 1 page on heavy-stock beige construction paper measuring 5.25 x 9 inches. Signed: "Gemma Bellincioni", Rome 1915." Near fine condition. Italian soprano and one of the best-known opera singers of the late 19th century. She is credited with creating the role of Santuzza in Pietro Mascagni's landmark opera "Cavalleria Rusticana."
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1970. Reproduced from Prints Made by Lee Friedlander. Preface by Lee Friedlander. Edited by John Szarkowski. 34 full-page photographic illustrations, 88pp. Square 4to, maroon cloth, scuffed and edgeworn d.w. New York: Museum of Modern Art, (1970). First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.
London: Longman, 1823. 2 volumes. Frontis. xii + 375pp. and v + 399pp., small 8vo, 3/4 leather over marbled boards, gilt decorated spine; lightly rubbed, bookplate inside front cover of volume 1, and removed from volume 2. London: London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1823. Second edition. A very good set.
Oxford: Limited Editions Club, 1941. With an introduction by Frank Swinnerton and a preface by the author. Illustrated by John Austen. 20 full page color plates, plus text illustrations. 2 volumes. 4to, green cloth-backed decorative white floral boards. Oxford: The Limited Editions Club, 1941. Very good(+). One of 1500 numbered sets, printed at the University Press and signed by the illustrator.
1896. A.L.S. "Johnstone Bennett" 8vo, 1 page, Hotel Grenoble, ca. 1896, requesting tickets from a theatre owner. In full: "Will you honor me with a box for Tribby" any evening most convenient to you and confer a great favor."Boldly signed and in excellent condition. French-born American stage actress who gained great notoriety for her penchant for wearing men%u2019s attire both in the street and on the stage. She is believed by many to have been one of the very first.....