Art & Architecture

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Art & Architecture encompasses a broad sweep of material, from early works concerning architecture and architectural history, and books and manuscripts on the fine arts and aesthetics, antiquities and archaeology, to pattern and design books, and private press books and fine bindings. The department also handles original artwork, artistic archives, posters, and propaganda material.

  1. [ANTIQUARIAN]

    Architectural Antiquities from the Sussex Coast.

    [Sussex], July 21st – 10th August 1837.

    An interesting and charming antiquarian...

    £950

  2. CARDONNEL, Adam de.

    Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland [I–II] …

    London: Printed for the Author, and sold...

    First edition, the very rare issue with...

    £975

  3. [COLOGNE.]

    Hotel de Belle Vue à Deutz vis-à-vis...

    Cologne, c. 1850

    A ambitious lithograph advertisement for...

    £250

  4. [COLONNA, Francesco.]

    Poliphili hypnerotomachia, ubi humana omnia...

    Venice, [heirs of Aldus], 1545.

    Second edition, scarcer than the first...

    £24000

  5. DESGODETS, Antoine.

    Les edifices antiques de Rome dessinés...

    Paris, Jean-Baptiste Coignard, 1682.

    First edition of this spectacular folio...

    £9000

  6. EBERSOLT, Jean.

    Monuments d’architecture byzantine.

    Paris, Les Editions d’Art et d’Histoire,...

    First edition of this classic account...

    £250

  7. FUHRMANN, Ernst.

    China. Erster Teil: Das Land der Mitte.

    Hagen, Folkwang-Verlag, 1921.

    First edition of two of the most celebrated...

    £175

  8. [HOLLINGSWORTH, Nathaniel John.]

    Fleurs. A poem, in four books.

    Newcastle, printed for the author by Edw....

    First and only edition of this long blank...

    £750

  9. HOWITT, William.

    The rural and domestic life of Germany:...

    London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,...

    A fine copy of the first edition of Howitt’s...

    £100

  10. LABORDE, Ernest.

    Vieilles maisons boutiques & paysages de...

    Paris, Jules Meynial, 1918 [1919].

    First edition, very rare: two series...

    £1950

  11. LA ROQUE, Jean de.

    Voyage de Syrie et du Mont-Liban. Contenant...

    Amsterdam, Herman Uytwerf, 1723.

    Second edition (first Paris 1722) of...

    £1500

  12. LOIR, Nicolas-Pierre.

    Plafons a la moderne.

    Paris, P. Mariette, [c. 1658].

    A very rare series of plates illustrating...

    £950

  13. MARLIANI, Bartolomeo.

    Urbis Romae topographia.

    Rome, Valerio & Luigi Dorico, September 1544.

    First illustrated edition (third overall),...

    £5500

  14. MIDDLETON, Charles.

    Designs for Gates and Rails suitable to...

    London, Published by J. Taylor, at the...

    First edition of this charming pattern...

    £675

  15. MIGEON, Gaston.

    Les arts musulmans.

    Paris and Brussels, G. van Oest, 1926.

    First edition, published in the series...

    £85

  16. NORMAND, Alfred Nicolas.

    L’architecture des nations étrangères....

    Paris, A. Morel, 1870.

    First edition. This is a presentation...

    £4000

  17. OPPENORD, Gilles-Marie.

    Album containing plates from the Grand...

    Paris, chez Huquier, [c. 1740].

    An interesting album containing plates...

    £2500

  18. PARKER, Thomas Netherton.

    Leaves out of the Book of a Country Gentleman.

    Oswestry, W. Price, London, Longman &...

    First and only edition of this very...

    £1950

  19. PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista.

    Veduta delle due Chiese, l’una detta...

    [Rome, c. 1762].

    A marvellous view of Rome by Piranesi,...

    £2200

  20. [POTE, Joseph].

    Les Delices de Windsore; or a Description...

    Eton: Printed by Joseph, and Thomas Pote, 1755.

    First edition of a much-reprinted pocket...

    £325