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Two large miniatures with the Virgin and Child seated in a walled garden...

Two large miniatures with the Virgin and Child seated in a walled garden and in a hilly landscape, adored by angels, both on leaves from an illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment [Central France (probably Bourges), c. 1480-90] Single leaf, with 2 half-page arch-topped miniatures, each approximately 85mm. high: (a) the Virgin seated before an ornamental wall with carved human faces...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,820 - US$6,367

Date: 2 Jul 2019

Miniature Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, opulently illuminated...

Miniature Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, opulently illuminated manuscript on parchment [north eastern Italy (Veneto), c. 1480] 210 leaves (plus 2 modern endleaves at back), complete, i12, ii-ix10, x6, xi8, xii6, xiii-xx10, xxi4, xxii8, xxiii6, catchwords and some cropped signature marks, single column, 12 lines in a fine late gothic bookhand (all in dark brown apart from opening page and...

Price: £30,000 - £50,000
ca. US$38,207 - US$63,678

Date: 2 Jul 2019

Book of Hours (Use of Rome). Illuminated manuscript, circa 1450

Book of Hours (Use of Rome). Illuminated manuscript on prepared parchment in Latin, Northern France or Flanders, circa 1450, 84 x 61 mm, 132 folios: 12 leaves of manuscript calendar at front, 118 leaves of text and illuminations, and one blank ruled leaf at end (complete), plus single 19th century parchment blank at front and two similar parchment blanks at end, 19th century red morocco-faced...

Price: £10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$12,739 - US$19,109

Date: 26 Jun 2019

Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment...

Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Southern Netherlands (Bruges, or perhaps Ghent), last decades of fifteenth century] 169 leaves, rebound on thin paper guards and thus uncollatable, but wanting single leaves throughout (mostly with miniatures), single column of 16 lines in a fine late gothic bookhand, one- and 2-line initials in liquid gold on blue and pink...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,820 - US$6,367

Date: 2 Jul 2019

Leaf from an early Book of Hours, with a yellow rabbit, in Latin...

Leaf from an early Book of Hours, with a yellow rabbit, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [France, late thirteenth or perhaps early fourteenth century] Single leaf, with single column, 19 lines in a professional early gothic bookhand, capitals touched in red, rubrics in red, one-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork, four large illuminated initials in blue or pink with...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$509 - US$764

Date: 2 Jul 2019

The Virgin within a mandorla, adored by angels, on a leaf from an...

The Virgin within a mandorla, adored by angels, on a leaf from an illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment [Central France (probably Bourges), c. 1480-90] Single leaf, with a large half-page arch-topped miniature enclosing the Virgin in blue robes edged in liquid gold, as she walks towards the viewer on a pathway formed from blue clouds, through a mandorla of adoring angels picked out in...

Price: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$1,910 - US$2,547

Date: 2 Jul 2019

Augustinian Monastic Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, decorated...

Augustinian Monastic Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy, (Florence), dated 1 January 1467] 136 leaves (plus an endleaf at front and back reused from a contemporary Italian choirbook), foliated in modern pencil 1-137, complete, collation: i6, ii-xiv10, ornamental catchwords in calligraphic penstrokes sometimes touched with yellow, and leaf signature in...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,820 - US$6,367

Date: 2 Jul 2019

Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment...

Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment [France (Paris), c. 1430] Single leaf, with single column of 16 lines in an excellent late gothic bookhand, late medieval single-word correction in margin, single catchword touched with yellow wash in lower decorated border of verso, almost every other line with a one- or 2-line initial in blue and pink on burnished gold...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$509 - US$764

Date: 2 Jul 2019

Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment...

Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment [France (Paris), c. 1430] Single leaf, with single column of 16 lines in an excellent late gothic bookhand, rubrics in liquid gold, one- and 2-line initials in blue and pink on burnished gold grounds, one large initial in same enclosing densely twisting ivy leaf foliage, full border of acanthus leaf sprays in corners and...

Price: £600 - £800
ca. US$764 - US$1,018

Date: 2 Jul 2019

The Annunciation to the Shepherds, on a leaf from a Book of Hours...

The Annunciation to the Shepherds, on a leaf from a Book of Hours, illuminated manuscript in Latin on parchment [northern France (Paris or Rouen), c. 1470] Single leaf, with three-quarter page rectangular miniature with a female shepherd at its midpoint, this figure kneeling and holding a sheep, surrounded by other male shepherds who gaze adoringly as angels holding a banderole descend from above...

Price: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,547 - US$3,820

Date: 2 Jul 2019

The Nativity, full-page miniature on a leaf from an illuminated Book of...

The Nativity, full-page miniature on a leaf from an illuminated Book of Hours, manuscript on parchment [northern Germany (probably Rhineland), c. 1500] Large rectangular miniature, the Virgin kneeling and adoring the Christ Child before a dilapidated bower with tiny birds in its rafters, Joseph behind her holding a candle, as angels and others look on adoringly, all within a thick border of...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,820 - US$6,367

Date: 2 Jul 2019

Blyton (Enid). Five on Kirrin Island Again, first edition, 1947

Blyton (Enid). Five on Kirrin Island Again, first edition, Hodder & Stoughton, 1947, colour frontispiece, tinted plates and plain illustrations to text, pictorial endpapers, original red boards lettered in black in dust jacket (6/-, with telescope the wrong way round), a little rubbed and marked, minor loss at foot of spines and pale strip of adhesion mark to foot of lower panel, 8vo (Qty: 1...

Price: £150 - £200
ca. US$191 - US$254

Date: 20 Jun 2019

Francis (Dick). Blood Sport, first edition, Michael Joseph, 1967

Francis (Dick). Blood Sport, first edition, Michael Joseph, 1967, signed by author on title, original cloth in unclipped dust jacket, together with a spare dust jacket for the same book, plus an uncorrected proof copy of the same book, original printed wrappers, a little browned and soiled, plus Forfeit, 1968, Enquiry, 1969, (signed bookplate), Rat Race, 1970, Bonecrack 1971, all UK first...

Price: £300 - £400
ca. US$382 - US$509

Date: 20 Jun 2019

Nicholson (William). Clever Bill, first edition, [1926]

Nicholson (William). Clever Bill, first edition, [1926], 23 full-page colour illustrations, versos blank, signed presentation copy for Mrs Howard from Mabel Lowe and William Nicholson, inscribed in pink fibre pen by the author to printed presentation panel on front pastedown, a little spotting at front and rear, original pictorial boards in matching dust jacket, boards a little rubbed along lower...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$509 - US$764

Date: 20 Jun 2019

Nicholson (William). Clever Bill, first edition, [1926]

Nicholson (William). Clever Bill, first edition, [1926], 23 full-page colour illustrations, versos blank, a little spotting and dust-soiling at front and rear, old bookshop ink stamp to front flyleaf, original pictorial boards in matching dust jacket, rubbed and soiled and a little chipped, together with The Pirate Twins, first edition, [1929], colour lithographic illustrations and text...

Price: £300 - £500
ca. US$382 - US$637

Date: 20 Jun 2019

Spielmann (M.A. & Layard, G.S.). Kate Greenaway, first edition, Adam...

Spielmann (M.A. & Layard, G.S.). Kate Greenaway, first edition, Adam & Charles Black, 1905, colour and black & white plates, illustrations to text, top edge gilt, original blind-decorated cream cloth lettered in gilt, minor soiling, 4to, VG (Qty: 1) Limited edition, 317/500 copies, signed by John Greenaway...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$254 - US$382

Date: 20 Jun 2019

BAUDELAIRE. L.A.S. À ARSÈNE HOUSSAYE. [22 SEPT. 1862]. 2 P. IN-16. A PROPOS...

2 p. in-16 (151 x 102 mm), sur un bifeuillet. Signée "Ch. Baudelaire". Mention au verso du second feuillet : "Pour remettre à M. Arsène Houssaye". Petit manque de papier par bris du cachet. À propos des modifications apportées par Houssaye aux Petits Poèmes en prose. Baudelaire évoque son embarras à la suite de la découverte de ces nouveaux remaniements, à paraître en feuilleton dans La Presse. Il...

Price: €2,000 - €3,000
ca. US$2,247 - US$3,371

Date: 18 Jun 2019

Edwards (Monica). Dolphin Summer, first edition, Collins, 1963

Edwards (Monica). Dolphin Summer, with Illustrations by Geoffrey Whittam, first edition, Collins, 1963, black & white illustrations, map endpapers, ballpoint ticks and crosses to author's list of books to half-title verso, original cloth in pictorial dust jacket, minor marks, 8vo, together with two autograph letters signed from Monica Edwards, 1962, to Mr W. Christie, relating to dolphins and the...

Price: £100 - £150
ca. US$127 - US$191

Date: 20 Jun 2019

Blyton (Enid). The Island of Adventure, first edition, Macmillan & Co., 1944

Blyton (Enid). The Island of Adventure, with Illustrations by Stuart Tresilian, first edition, Macmillan & Co., 1944, black & white plates and illustrations including vignette title and frontispiece, contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, original pictorial boards printed in red and black, pictorial dust jacket (7s.6d.), minor rubbing and small nicks to corners including...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$254 - US$382

Date: 20 Jun 2019

Syme (Patrick). A Treatise on British Song-Birds, 1st edition, 1823

[Syme, Patrick]. A Treatise on British Song-Birds, 1st edition, Edinburgh: John Anderson, Jun., 1823, half-title, advertisement leaf, 15 hand-coloured engraved plates, toning, half-title dust-soiled, offsetting, marginal finger-marks and light smudging to most plates, edges untrimmed, modern green half leatherette, 8vo (22.1 x 13.6 cm), together with: [Albin, Eleazar], A Natural History of Singing...

Price: £300 - £400
ca. US$382 - US$509

Date: 19 Jun 2019

Mudie (Robert). The Feathered Tribes of the British Islands, 1st edition...

Mudie (Robert). The Feathered Tribes of the British Islands, 2 volumes, 1st edition, Whittaker and Co.,1834, 19 hand-coloured wood-engraved plates including frontispieces, Baxter-type vignettes to title-pages, title-pages spotted, volume 2 initial blank with 19th-century engraved bookplate (Burleigh James) and inscription 'Hugh Stewart Roberts, from a would-be brother naturalist, 1863', top edges...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$254 - US$382

Date: 19 Jun 2019

Oates (Frank). Matabele Land, 2nd edition, 1889, author's copy [and others]

Oates (Frank). Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls. A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Interior of South Africa, 2nd edition, Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1889, mounted stippled-engraved portrait frontispiece, 6 chromolithographic plates, folding map, plates damp-stained, author's posthumous bookplate to half-title, bookplates of his descendants William Edward Oates (dated 1897) and Robert Washington...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$254 - US$382

Date: 19 Jun 2019

Hewitson (William C). Eggs of British Birds, 2nd edition, 1842-6...

Hewitson (William C). Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, accompanied with Descriptions of the Eggs, Nests, etc., 2nd edition, John van Voorst, [1842]-1846, half-titles, 138 hand-coloured lithographic plates of eggs, extra-illustrated with approximately 365 original avian watercolours William Dickinson (see note), many heightened in gum arabic, all with manuscript captions...

Price: £700 - £1,000
ca. US$891 - US$1,274

Date: 19 Jun 2019

REGIOMONTANUS (Johannes MÜLLER, 1436-76) and Georgius PURBACHIUS (1423-61...

REGIOMONTANUS (Johannes MÜLLER, 1436-76) and Georgius PURBACHIUS (1423-61). Epitoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei . Edited by Caspar Grosch and Stephan Römer. Venice: Johannes Hamman for the editors, 31 August 1496. First edition and the first appearance in print of Ptolemy's Almagest in any form. The Almagest , or Mathematical syntaxis , was the chief astronomical work from its composition in the 2nd...

Price: £30,000 - £50,000
ca. US$38,150 - US$63,584

Date: 9 Jul 2019

RAMELLI, Agostino (c.1531-after 20 August 1608). Le diverse et artificiose...

RAMELLI, Agostino (c.1531-after 20 August 1608). Le diverse et artificiose machine ... nelle quali si contengono uarij et artificiosi mouimenti, degni di grandissima speculatione, per cauarne beneficio in ogni sorte d'operatione. Composte in lingua italiana et francese . Paris: by the author, 1588. First edition of one of the greatest illustrated books of the 16 th century and a landmark in book...

Price: £30,000 - £40,000
ca. US$38,150 - US$50,867

Date: 9 Jul 2019

Cotton (John). The Song Birds of Great Britain, 1st edition, 1836

Cotton (John). The Song Birds of Great Britain, 1st edition, 2nd issue, [privately printed], 1836, 33 hand-coloured engraved plates, a few light smudges and finger-marks, short marginal tear to Pettichaps plate, closed tear to tissue-guard, repaired closed tears in following text-leaf, modern half leatherette, royal 8vo (23.5 x 14.7 cm) (Qty: 1) Freeman 825; Mullens & Swann pp. 148-9; Nissen IVB...

Price: £300 - £500
ca. US$382 - US$637

Date: 19 Jun 2019

Seebohm (Henry). A History of British Birds, enlarged edition, 1896

Seebohm (Henry). A History of British Birds, with Coloured Illustrations of their Eggs. Four volumes extended to seven by the Insertion of 290 Additional Coloured Illustrations of the Birds, 7 volumes, [John C. Nimmo, c.1896], title-pages printed in red and black, 68 chromolithographic plates of eggs, 285 hand-coloured wood-engraved plates of birds (see note), bookplates of E. H. R. Green...

Price: £200 - £300
ca. US$254 - US$382

Date: 19 Jun 2019

Collier (Jeremy). Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage, 2nd...

Collier (Jeremy). A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage: together with the Sense of Antiquity upon this Argument, 2nd edition, for S. Keble, R. Sace, and H. Hindmarch, 1698, bound with: Settle (Elkanah), A Defence of Dramatick Poetry: being a Review of Mr. Collier's View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the Stage, 1st edition, for Eliz. Whitlock, 1698, 2 works in...

Price: £100 - £150
ca. US$127 - US$191

Date: 26 Jun 2019

LEFE'VRE D’E´TAPLES, Jacques (c. 1450–1536), and ARISTOTLE. In hoc opere...

LEFE'VRE D’E´TAPLES, Jacques (c. 1450–1536), and ARISTOTLE. In hoc opere continentur totius philosophiae naturalis paraphrases. Adjecto ad litteram familiari commentario …Paris: Wolfgang Hopyl, 1501. First edition of the great humanist’s exposition of Aristotle’s works on the natural world . Ushering in a century of Aristotelian studies intent on developing the conceptual framework that...

Price: £5,000 - £8,000
ca. US$6,358 - US$10,173

Date: 9 Jul 2019

Large teaching collection of leaves from medieval manuscripts and charters...

Large teaching collection of leaves from medieval manuscripts and charters, in Latin and Dutch, on paper and parchment [thirteenth to sixteenth century] 36 leaves and fragments, including parts of (i) a bifolium from a parchment Bible (Genesis), double column of 35 lines, with some biting curves but written below topline, capitals touched in red, running titles in red, reused on a binding and so...

Price: £600 - £800
ca. US$764 - US$1,018

Date: 2 Jul 2019