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. ALAI, Beatrice.

    Le miniature Italiane del Kupferstichkabinett...

    Florence, Edizioni Polistampa, 2019.

    From the presentation leaf: ‘Bernard...

    £67

  2. [ALMANAC.]

    Le Parnasse des dames.

    Paris, Janet, [1814].

    An attractive copy of Janet’s Parnasse...

    £325

  3. BARTOLI, Pietro Santi.

    Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum ac veteris...

    Rome, sumptibus ac typis edita a Joanne...

    Revised edition (first c. 1685, with...

    £2500

  4. [BERLIN.]

    Verzeichnis der Werke lebender Künstler...

    Berlin, Hofbuchdruckerei, 1860.

    Exhibition catalogue of contemporary artists.

    £45

  5. BOTTARI, Giovanni Gaetano.

    Del Museo Capitolino tomo I contenente...

    Rome, si vende alla calcografia camerale;...

    First edition of the first two volumes...

    £1250

  6. CARTARI, Vincenzo.

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

    Venice, per Francesco Marcolini, 1556.

    First edition of Cartari’s influential...

    £1100

  7. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. FRINK, Elizabeth, illustrator.

    Etchings illustrating Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury...

    [London,] Waddington, 1972.

    First edition of Frink’s monumental...

    £4250

  8. [COSTUME.]

    6 Blätter Altenburger Trachten.

    Altenburg, Schnuphase’sche Buchhandlung,...

    Charming Altenburg costume plates, lacking...

    £150

  9. COX, John Roalfe.

    Horses in Accident and Disease: Notes and...

    Edinburgh, George Waterston & Sons for...

    First edition of an elegantly illustrated...

    £70

  10. [CROSBY, Theo (editor), and Edward WRIGHT (designer).]

    This is tomorrow.

    London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 9 August...

    First edition, one of 1300 copies, of...

    £400

  11. DASSIER, Jean and Jacques-Antoine.

    ‘An Explanation of Dassier’s Medals...

    London, c. 1795-1800.

    An exceptionally fine illustrated manuscript,...

    £8500

  12. DIEDO, Antonio.

    Sui Soffitti memoria.

    Venice, Alvisopoli, 1838.

    New edition, dedicated to Count Antonio...

    £45

  13. DODGSON, Campbell (editor).

    Woodcuts of the XV Century in the Department...

    London, British Museum, 1934 [– 1935].

    First edition, scarce, of Dodgson’s...

    £750

  14. [FAUVEAU, Felicie de.]

    Il monumento dell’ illustre ed egregia...

    [S.l., s.n., c. 1859.]

    Very rare commemoration, published anonymously,...

    £350

  15. FIORILLO, Johann Dominicus.

    Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste, von...

    Göttingen, bei Johann Georg Rosenbusch,...

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

    £600

  16. GARGIULO, Raffaele.

    Cenni sulla maniera di rinvenire i vasi...

    Naples, Tipografia Virgilio, 1843.

    Second, revised and enlarged edition...

    £275

  17. GROSSI, G. B. Gennaro.

    Le Belle Arti.

    Naples, dalla tipografia del Giornale...

    First edition in book form, reprinted from...

    £150

  18. GRÜNEISEN, C.

    Niclaus Manuel. Leben und Werke eines Malers...

    Tubingen, Cotta, 1837.

    First edition of the first separate biography...

    £250

  19. MICHELETTI, Giacomo Lolli.

    Tivoli illustrata proposta ai giovani della...

    Rome, Mordacchini, 1818.

    First edition of this history of Tivoli.

    £225

  20. MICHETTI, Charles.

    Catalogue des estampes des plus grands...

    Vienna, 1790.

    First edition. Description of the cabinet...

    £350