Recent Acquisitions

  1. BERNIER DE MALIGNY, Aristippe-Félix. 

    Art du comédien.  Principes généraux. ...

    Paris, Louis Raymond, [1819]. 

    Very rare broadside encapsulating the...

    £875

  2. [ABC.]

    Petite géographie amusante abécédaire...

    Paris, P.-C. Lehuby, [1851].

    A charming and very rare ABC intended to...

    £3750

  3. STRICKLAND, Hugh Edwin, and A. 

    G. MELVILLE.  The Dodo and its Kindred;...

    London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve … 1848. 

    An extra-illustrated family copy of...

    £7500

  4. STADIUS, Johannes. 

    Ephemerides novae et auctae Ioannis Stadii...

    Cologne, heirs of Arnold Birckmann, 1560. 

    Second edition (first 1556) of Stadius’s...

    £4750

  5. SIMMONS, Owen. 

    The Book of Bread.  [Deluxe issue]. ...

    London, Maclaren & Sons, [1903]. 

    2) 4to, pp. 360, with 12 chromolithographic...

    £4500

  6. MANFREDI, Girolamo; Pedro de RIBAS, translator

    Libro llamado El porque provechosissimo...

    Alcalá de Henares, Juan Iñiguez de Lequerica,...

    Extremely rare early edition of Pedro...

    £1250

  7. CELLINI, Benvenuto. 

    Vita di Benvenuto Cellini orefice e scultore...

    ‘Cologne’ [i.e. Florence],...

    The counterfeit edition of Benvenuto...

    £675

  8. [LE NOBLE, Pierre, and Eustache LE NOBLE (attributed).] 

    Les Amours d’Anne d’Austriche, Epouse...

    ‘A Cologne, Chez Pierre Marteau, 1696’...

    An early manuscript copy of a salacious...

    £850

  9. [ZATTA, Antonio.] 

    Il filosofo del nord, ovvero Corso di morale...

    ‘Londra’ [i.e. Venice], [Zatta],...

    First edition under this title of this...

    £950

  10. CLÜVER, Philipp.

    Introductio in universam geographiam tam...

    Wolfenbüttel, Caspar Johann Bismarck...

    The 1686 edition of perhaps the most...

    £2500

  11. COMIDAS DE CARBOGNANO, Cosimo.

    Primi principi della gramatica Turca ad...

    Rome, stamperia della Sac. Congr. di Prop....

    The first complete Ottoman Turkish grammar...

    £1500

  12. TYRE, William, Archbishop of, and Giuseppe OROLOGGI (translator).

    Historia della guerra sacra di Gierusalemme,...

    Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1562.

    First Italian edition of William of...

    £2800

  13. [LA ROCHE, Sophie von.] 

    Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim. ...

    Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1771. 

    First edition of Sophie von La Roche’s...

    £950

  14. [DAGUERRE.] MAYER & PIERSON [after Charles Richard MEADE.]

    Carte-de-visite albumen print portrait...

    Paris, late 1860s.

    In 1848 the pioneering American photographer...

    £1200

  15. PORTA, Giambattista della.

    De humana physiognomonia … libri IIII;...

    Hanau, Wilhelm Antonius for [Frankfurt,]...

    The second Latin edition and the first...

    £2500

  16. [BIBLE, Ecclesiasticus.]

    Σοφια Σειραχ sive Ecclesiasticus,...

    Franeker, Gilles van den Rade, 1596.

    First editions of two scholarly works...

    £1250

  17. MILL, John Stuart, and Nikolai Gavrilovich CHERNYSHEVSKY, translator.

    Osnovaniia politicheskoi ekonomii s nekotorymi...

    St. Petersburg, [n.p.], 1865.

    First complete edition of Mill’s Principles...

    £3750

  18. [PRIMER.] 

    Nouvel alphabet en français, divisé par...

    Orléans, ‘Chez Berthevin, libraire’,...

    An unrecorded Orléans-printed devotional...

    £450

  19. [CATECHISM.]

    A B C D … Orazione Dominicale … Salutazione...

    Bologna, [Ferdinando Pisarri] ‘all’insegna...

    An apparently unrecorded ABC and catechism...

    £3500

  20. [ROUSSEAU, Pierre.] 

    Considérations sur le théatre de l’opéra. ...

    [Paris,] de l’imprimerie de Rignoux, [1822].

    Very rare proposal for a new opera house...

    £475