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. BARRY, James.

    An Inquiry into the Real and Imaginary...

    London, Printed for T. Becket, 1775

    First edition of the Irish painter James...

    £550

  2. [BERLIN.]

    Verzeichnis der Werke lebender Künstler...

    Berlin, Hofbuchdruckerei, 1860.

    Exhibition catalogue of contemporary artists.

    £45

  3. [BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI, Ottavio].

    Descrizione dell’Arco Trionfale eretto...

    Vicenza, nella Stamperia di Carlo Bressan...

    First and only edition of Bertotti Scamozzi’s...

    £2850

  4. [BOLOGNA]

    Descrizione e spiegazione della misteriosa...

    Bologna, per li Rossi, e Comp. alla Rosa,...

    Scarce ephemeral guide to the decorations,...

    £850

  5. CARTARI, Vincenzo.

    Le imagini con la spositione de i dei de...

    Venice, per Francesco Marcolini, 1556.

    First edition of Cartari’s influential...

    £1100

  6. [CITTADELLA, Cesare.]

    Catalogo istorico de’ pittori e scultori...

    Ferrara, per Francesco Pomatelli, 1782-83

    First edition of the most important source...

    £2850

  7. CORTENAY BOYLE, Carolina.

    [Cover title:] Ten Mezzo-tinto Engravings,...

    [London, 1848?]

    First and only edition, very rare, of this...

    £1850

  8. COSTA, Margherita.

    Istoria del viaggio d’Alemagna del serenissimo...

    Venice, [1630].

    First and only edition of a rare account...

    £3750

  9. [COSTUME.]

    6 Blätter Altenburger Trachten.

    Altenburg, Schnuphase’sche Buchhandlung,...

    Charming Altenburg costume plates, lacking...

    £150

  10. DELAFOSSE, Jean Charles.

    Algemeen kunstenaars Handboek; of, Schatkamer...

    Amserdam, Jan Willem Smit, [c. 1775].

    A fine suite of ornamental designs by the...

    £1750

  11. DESCAMPS, Jean-Baptiste.

    La vie des peintres flamands, allemands...

    Paris, chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, [and]...

    First edition of the painter Descamps’...

    £2750

  12. DIEDO, Antonio.

    Sui Soffitti memoria.

    Venice, Alvisopoli, 1838.

    New edition, dedicated to Count Antonio...

    £45

  13. DONI, Antonio Francesco.

    Disegno … partito in piu ragionamenti,...

    Venice, appresso Gabriel Giolito di Ferrarii,...

    First edition of an important art theoretical...

    £3500

  14. DUPLESSIS, Georges.

    Catalogue des dessins aquarelles et estampes...

    Paris, Cercle de la Librairie, 1885

    Gustave Doré had died in 1883. This is...

    £450

  15. DUTHUIT, Georges, Georges SALLES and Wolfgang Fritz VOLBACH.

    Art byzantin. Cent planches reproduisant...

    Paris, Albert Lévy, [1933].

    First edition. ‘L’exposition qui se...

    £95

  16. [ESTEVE, Pierre].

    Dialogues sur les Arts, entre un Artiste...

    Amsterdam [i.e. Paris], 1756.

    Second edition of this important series...

    £650

  17. EVERY, S[imon] F[rederick].

    Etchings by S. F. Every, Esq.

    [No place, no date], [c. 1834].

    A rare collection of etchings by the Derbyshire...

    £750

  18. FIORILLO, Johann Dominicus.

    Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste, von...

    Göttingen, bei Johann Georg Rosenbusch,...

    First edition. Fiorillo began as a painter,...

    £600

  19. FUSELI, Henry.

    Discorsi tre sulla pittura recitati dal...

    Rome, pel Fulgoni, 1804.

    Rare first Italian translation of Fuseli’s...

    £675

  20. GERSAINT, Edme.

    Catalogue raisonné de toutes les pieces...

    Paris, chez Hochereau, 1751.

    YVER, Pierre. Supplement au catalogue raisonné...

    £1400