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New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1903. Translated by William Le Queux. 16 plates, 2 folding panoramas, 5 color maps including 2 large folding maps in back pocket, and 212 text Illus. 2 Vols. 4to, original blue cloth. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1903. First American Edition Exploration of the Arctic Ocean and Polar Ice-Cap. One of the panoramas has been repaired at the folds with no loss of text and has a small tear on the margin. two pages chipped...
Florence: Orioli, 1930. Introduction by Norman Douglas. Frontispiece portrait. 8vo, maroon boards, uncut, d.w. Florence Privately printed by Orioli, (1930). Limited First Edition. The lavender dust wrapper is fine except for being completely faded on the spine. One of 365 copies. The Lugarno Series, No. 2.
Venice: Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1750. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13" x 16.75". This exquisite map of Sardinia has two country vignette cartouches that depict the island's idyllic lifestyle. Published circa 1750, the map dates to the period when the island was ruled by the House of Savoy. It features pictorial depictions of mountains, forts, and prominent churches, and cities and rivers are also labeled. The title cartouche in the lower left shows a man resting against a....
Venice: Giovanni Battista Albrizzi. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14.25" x 18.5". Shows some light damp staining. In very good condition. This beautiful map of Sicily features a title cartouche at upper left depicting inhabitants fleeing the explosion of Mount Etna, which is also identified geographically on the map. The map shows pictorial depictions of mountains, forts, and prominent churches, and cities and rivers are also labeled. The map is in excellent condition. Narrow margins. Giovanni Battista Albrizzi...
Florence: 1906. Uncommon A.L.S. written in calligraphic style penmanship, 8vo. 1 page, Florence, Italy, March 28, 1906, in full: "Grateful thanks to Miss Margaret Rand for her kind words of encouragement, from her far-away friend." Fine condition. American expatriate illustrateor and writer who spent the majority of her later years in Italy.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1897. Illustrated with 108 photogravure plates from the original designs, each protected with lettered tissue. Rubricated title, decked edges, t.e.g. Small folio, gilt-lettered olive green cloth blind-stamped with fleurs-de lys pattern (spine evenly faded). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1897. First edition. A very good copy of an extremely scarce book.
New York: Prestel, 1995. Catalog for exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the Pierpont Morgan Library. Illustrated throughout in color. 272pp. Short 4to, glossy pictorial wrappers. (New York: Prestel, 1995). A near fine copy. With contributions by Jonathan J.G. Alexander, Lilian Armstrong, Giordana Mariani Canova, Federica Toniolo, William M. Voelkle, and Roger S. Wieck.
New York: Cassell. Illustrated with dozens of woodcuts by several artists. 280pp., folio, gilt-lettered decorative green cloth; lightly rubbed, some play to the front hinge. New York: Cassell Publishing, (ca. 1890). A very good (+) copy of this handsome book. Illustrations by J. MacWhirter, J. Fulleylove, J. O'Connor, S. Simpson, et al.
New York: Abrams, 1977. Translated from the German by Robert Erich Wolf. Packed with 900 illustrations, including 159 plates in full color, some folding. 655 pages. Very thick 4to, gray cloth with inset oval label, d.w., pictorial slipcase (case and wrapper lightly rubbed at edges). New York: Abrams, (1977). First American edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.