Company of Stationers, 1796. With a copper engraved view of the Inside of the Hall of Carleton House folded into binding forming 3 pages. Illustrated, 64mo., 10 pages. Original burgundy morocco, covers with inlays of red blue and green and gold stripes in a matching (original) slipcase. In virtually pristine condition. A very rare miniature book, measuring 2.50 x 2.25 ". Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1796. Scarce. Very good (+).
Paris: Chez Janet. Text in French. Engraved title page and illustrated with 6 black and white engravings by A.B. Massol, protective tissue guards. Unpaginated (some light foxing), miniature book, 32mo, pale pink boards with decorative gilt stamped borders, all edges gilt, matching slipcase (slipcase a little darkened by dust). Paris: Chez Janet, no date, circa 1810. A very good(+) copy. Very scarce. Includes poetry selections from various authors and 23 pages without text, (12 decorated with engraved zodiac designs,) plus...
Stuttgart: Belser, 1984. Over 100 colorful illustrations embellished with gold; decorated initial letters throughout. 8vo, full brown leather, elaborately decorated in blind-stamp; raised bands & papal seal on spine. (Stuttgart: Belser, 1984). Limited Edition. Beautiful facsimile of a 13th century bible,translated by St. Jerome, in the Vatican Library (Codex Vaticanus Latinus 39). Signed by the Prefect of the Bibliteca Apostolica Vaticana, this is an edition of 600 copies, but this one is marked "Sample not for sale." Housed in a....
Color frontispiece and 13 other full-page color plates; 99 b/w plates with 2 views each. xiv, 212pp of text. Folio, original gilt and blind- stamped orange cloth; uncut edges (covers are just slightly bowed and the spine has a touch of faint spotting, otherwise a near fine copy). London: Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, 1933. First edition. With the small ownership plate of art historian Meyer Schapiro.
Paris: Chrisyophe Ballard, 1681. Et le Secret de faire les plus belles Coulleurs, l'Or Bruny & l'Or en Coquille. With one woodcut illustration in the text. , 166, pp. 12mo, contemporary calf with gilt spine (leather is worn but sound with both hinges neatly repaired; light scattered foxing; several small dampstains in gutters and margins). Paris: Chez Christophe Ballard, 1681. Quatriesme edition - revue, corrigee & augmentee. Very Good. An interesting work on miniature painting and the technique of color...
Augsburg: Johann Praetorius, 1658. Miniature map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 2.5" x 4.25". Nice early map of southern Italy, including Rome. Published in the world atlas section of "Historiae universalis auctarium". Latin text on back, headed by "Sabaudia". Page marked "XIX" and "g4". Minor stain on left half, overall wear.
Augsburg: Johann Praetorius, 1658. Miniature map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 2.5" x 4.25". Nice early map of Swizterland, showing Basel, Bern, Lake Geneva, part of Burgundy, Grenoble and Lion. North is oriented at the left side of the page. Published in the world atlas section of "Historiae universalis auctarium". Latin text on back, headed by "Hibernia". Page marked "XX" and "g5". Minor stain on left half, overall wear.
Augsburg: Johann Praetorius, 1658. Miniature map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 2.5" x 4.25". Nice early map of China with beautiful geographic details. Published in the world atlas section of "Historiae universalis auctarium". Latin text on back, headed by "Andaluzia". Page marked "XIV". Minor stain on left half, overall wear.
Augsburg: Johann Praetorius, 1658. Miniature map. Hand colored engraving. Image measures 2.5" x 5". Detailed early map of the Arabian peninsula. Red Sea is named "Mar di Mecca" Published in "Historiae universalis auctarium". Latin text on verso. Page marked "XXIV" and "Græ." Gabriel Bucelin was a Swiss genealogist and map author who produced many fine quality miniature maps.
Newton: Tamazunchale Press, 1987. Mounted frontispiece illustration. 31 pages. A Miniature book, measuring 2.5 inches high. 64mo, bound in full white vellum with gilt-lettered cover and spine, all edges gilt. Newton, Iowa: Tamazunchale Press, 1987. Limited edition - number 62 of 250 copies. A very near fine copy with spine slightly pinched in middle.
London: Chiswick Press, 1907. 21 full page plates, colored frontispiece, folio, cloth-backed boards (rubbed & soiled), inside, a beautiful clean and crisp copy.. London: Chiswick Press, 1907. Scarce. A manuscript of the beginning of the fourteenth century in the library of C.W. Dyson Perrins. Described in relation to other East Anglian books of the period. With the small ownership label of art historian Meyer Schapiro.
Paris: Librairie Renoluard, 1910. 16 heliotype plates with lettered tissue guards. Full black morocco, raised bands, gilt decorated spine & dentelles, (corners rubbed), g.t. Paris: Librairie Renouard, n.d. (ca. 1910). Presentation copy, signed on the half-title, together with a post-card, signed by the author. A bookseller's sticker has been pasted over the imprint.
Paris: Desnos, 1789. Miniature atlas. 32 double-page hand-colored maps throughout, engraved title, 2pp. catalogue of contents and 1789 calendar at end of book, 24mo, full contemporary red levant, gilt-decorated spine with black leather label; corners lightly bumped, some light foxing in margins). Paris: Desnos, 1789. Very good (+).
Zurich: Belser, 1984. Facsimile of a 12th century manuscript in the Vatican Library. 8 miniatures reproduced in eight colors plus 23k gold on acid free paper. 180 pages, 8vo, hand-bound in orange goatskin (Zurich: Belser, 1984). Limited Edition. Codex Vaticanus Latinus 39, signed by the Prefect of the Bibliteca Apostolica Vaticana, this is number 428 of an edition of 2000 copies. Accompanying the facsimile is a matching cloth bound volume containing the German translation of the manuscript. The 2 volumes...
Paris: Pierre Duval, 1676. Miniature map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 4" x 5". 1676. This charming miniature map of "Turkey in Asia" covers the regions of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Holy Land, Palestine, Israel and parts of Egypt. Extends from the Black Sea south to the Red Sea and from the Mediterranean east to the Caspian Sea. Incredibly detailed, the map notes several important cities and towns with beautifully rendered topography. The map is in very good condition. Original centerfold. Pierre...
Paris: de Fer, Nicolas, 1725. Map. Engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 5.25" x 6.25". Charming miniature map of Denmark with the Coat of Arms incorporated in the cartouche. Map includes both Schleswig and Holstein, while today part of the former and all of the latter are northern Germany. Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720) was a French cartographer, engraver and publisher. He became official geographer to the French Dauphin (1691) and to the Spanish King (1702).