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"THE LAST MAJOR WESTERN WORK ON JAPAN BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE COUNTRY"

(JAPAN) TITSINGH, Isaac. Illustrations of Japan. London, 1822.

First English edition of this rare and important work, with a hand-colored line-engraved frontispiece and 12 hand-colored line-engraved and aquatint prints, including a folding panoramic strip of a funeral procession on three attached leaves, “faithfully copied from Japanese original designs,” and printed by Rudolph Ackermann. $22,000.

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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Five volumes in ten, and five volume supplement. Fifteen volumes in all. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. $18,500.

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"IMMEDIATELY BECAME THE BASIS FOR MANY OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF MEXICO"

(MEXICO) LINATI, (Claudio). Costumes et Moeurs du Mexique. London, 1830.

First English edition of this early lithographic plate book on Mexico, with 33 vibrantly hand-colored lithographs of Mexican costumes, customs, and historic personages, in nicely restored original cloth. $12,500.

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"A FIELD ARCHAEOLOGIST MUCH AHEAD OF HIS TIME"

LYSONS, Samuel. An Account of Roman Antiquities Discovered at Woodchester. London, 1797.

First edition of this survey of the second-century Roman villa at Woodchester, an elephant folio lavishly illustrated with hand-colored aquatint title page and dedication leaf, two large aquatint vignettes, and 40 aquatint plates, 33 hand-colored, of which nine are double-page—including two lovely double-page views of Woodchester and the surrounding countryside. A splendid volume. $12,500.

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"ORGANIC (OR INTRINSIC) ARCHITECTURE IS THE FREE ARCHITECTURE OF IDEAL DEMOCRACY"

WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Typed manuscript inscribed. Taliesin West, February, 1953.

Original 11-page typed manuscript on "The Language of Organic Architecture," inscribed by its author, Frank Lloyd Wright, to his friend, the architecture critic Lewis Mumford, "For Lewis, F.L. Wright." With Mumford's annotation in the top right corner, "Feb 1953." The distinctive type face and spacing of the text invite the possibility that Wright typed this himself. $8800.

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LARGE-PAPER EDITION OF STRUTT’S ENGLISH COSTUMES, WITH 153 LOVELY HAND-COLORED AND GOLD-HIGHLIGHTED PLATES

STRUTT, Joseph. Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England. London, 1842. Two volumes.

Splendid limited large-paper edition of this treasury of English costume beginning with the Saxons, illustrated with 153 hand-colored copper-engraved plates of costumes, armor, seals, and everyday objects— one of only 25 copies additionally highlighted in gold and silver, handsomely bound in three-quarter morocco-gilt. $8800.

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SHERATON’S CLASSIC WORK ON FURNITURE DESIGN, RARE 1791 FIRST EDITION, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED

SHERATON, Thomas. Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book. London, 1791, 1793.

First edition, magnificently illustrated with frontispiece engraving and 66 copper-engraved plates (seven folding). Bound together with the scarce Appendix, containing an additional 33 copper-engraved plates (four folding), and the Accompaniment, with a further 14 plates (eight folding). $8500.

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“THE MAGNIFICENCE OR BEAUTY OF THESE EDIFICES”

(LONDON) [PAPWORTH, John Buonarotti]. Select Views of London. London, 1816.

First edition of Papworth's elegant volume, featuring 76 beautiful hand-colored aquatints (five folding), authored by this preeminent British architect, one of the earliest "magnificent illustrated books" issued by famed publisher Ackermann, with descriptions and plates of Westminster Abbey, Grosvenor Square, the British Museum, Whitehall Chapel, Bank of England, Newgate and Old Bailey, and other major buildings of early 19th-century London. Nicely bound. $8500.

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ACKERMANN’S HISTORY OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, WITH 81 BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS

(ACKERMANN, Rudolf and COMBE, William). History of the Abbey Church. London, 1812. Two volumes bound as one.

First edition of this splendid history of Westminster Abbey, with 81 magnificent hand-colored architectural plates in aquatint, in beautiful contemporary morocco. $8200.

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"NOT ONLY A NOTABLE ILLUSTRATED BOOK, BUT A GREAT BOOK TOUT COURT"

JONES, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. London, 1856.

First edition of this design classic, with "illuminated" half title and 100 beautiful chromolithographic folio plates on heavy card stock of Jones' catalogue of ornamental designs from throughout history and around the world. A splendid large folio volume. $7800.

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