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...

    £75

  2. [ALMANAC.]

    Le Parnasse des dames.

    Paris, Janet, [1814].

    An attractive copy of Janet’s Parnasse...

    £325

  3. [BERLIN.]

    Verzeichnis der Werke lebender Künstler...

    Berlin, Hofbuchdruckerei, 1860.

    Exhibition catalogue of contemporary artists.

    £45

  4. CARTARI, Vincenzo.

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

    Venice, per Francesco Marcolini, 1556.

    First edition of Cartari’s influential...

    £1100

  5. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. FRINK, Elizabeth, illustrator.

    Etchings illustrating Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury...

    [London,] Waddington, 1972.

    First edition of Frink’s monumental...

    £4250

  6. [COSTUME.]

    6 Blätter Altenburger Trachten.

    Altenburg, Schnuphase’sche Buchhandlung,...

    Charming Altenburg costume plates, lacking...

    £150

  7. COX, John Roalfe.

    Horses in Accident and Disease: Notes and...

    Edinburgh, George Waterston & Sons for...

    First edition of an elegantly illustrated...

    £70

  8. DASSIER, Jean and Jacques-Antoine.

    ‘An Explanation of Dassier’s Medals...

    London, c. 1795-1800.

    An exceptionally fine illustrated manuscript,...

    £8500

  9. DIEDO, Antonio.

    Sui Soffitti memoria.

    Venice, Alvisopoli, 1838.

    New edition, dedicated to Count Antonio...

    £45

  10. DODGSON, Campbell (editor).

    Woodcuts of the XV Century in the Department...

    London, British Museum, 1934 [– 1935].

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

    £750

  11. FIORILLO, Johann Dominicus.

    Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste, von...

    Göttingen, bei Johann Georg Rosenbusch,...

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

    £600

  12. GARGIULO, Raffaele.

    Cenni sulla maniera di rinvenire i vasi...

    Naples, Tipografia Virgilio, 1843.

    Second, revised and enlarged edition...

    £275

  13. GROSSI, G. B. Gennaro.

    Le Belle Arti.

    Naples, dalla tipografia del Giornale...

    First edition in book form, reprinted from...

    £150

  14. GRÜNEISEN, C.

    Niclaus Manuel. Leben und Werke eines Malers...

    Tubingen, Cotta, 1837.

    First edition of the first separate biography...

    £250

  15. [HERALDRY.]

    Album of embossed heraldic letterheads.

    [Likely Cambridge, late nineteenth century?]

    An intriguing collection of embossed...

    £250

  16. KUTHEN ZE SPRINSBERKA, Martin.

    Catalogus ducum regumque Bohoemorum in...

    [Prague, s.n.,] 1540.

    First edition of a fine and rare portrait...

    £3000

  17. LA SERRE, Jean-Puget de.

    Grab-Statt der weltlichen Ergötzlichkeiten,...

    Regensburg, Johann Conrad Peetz und Bader,...

    First edition in German of Tombeau...

    £475

  18. LOIR, Nicolas-Pierre.

    Plafons a la moderne.

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

    A very rare series of plates illustrating...

    £950

  19. MARLIANI, Bartolomeo.

    Urbis Romae topographia.

    Rome, Valerio & Luigi Dorico, September 1544.

    First illustrated edition (third overall),...

    £5500

  20. MICHELETTI, Giacomo Lolli.

    Tivoli illustrata proposta ai giovani della...

    Rome, Mordacchini, 1818.

    First edition of this history of Tivoli.

    £225