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Della Eloquenza Italiana; Libri Tre: Nel Primo Si Spiega L'origine, e Il Processo dell'Italiana Favella, Nel Secondo, Si Tratta Del Suo Ingrandimento Per Le Opere Scritte, Nel Terzo, Si Dispone Una Biblioteca  Ordinata D'autori Singolari Nelle Materie  ., Fontanini, Giusto
1 Fontanini, Giusto Della Eloquenza Italiana; Libri Tre: Nel Primo Si Spiega L'origine, e Il Processo dell'Italiana Favella, Nel Secondo, Si Tratta Del Suo Ingrandimento Per Le Opere Scritte, Nel Terzo, Si Dispone Una Biblioteca Ordinata D'autori Singolari Nelle Materie .
Venezia (Venice) Appresso Cristoforo Zane 1737 Vellum Fine Michael Sorello 
4to - over 9. Book. xxxii + 752 pp., with frontis portrait of Fontanini engraved by Sorello and a second plate of Lorenzo Tiepolo, to whom the work was dedicated (this engraved by A.A. d'Urbino). Also stately headpiece atop first dedication page, smaller decoration at beginning of each of three books and "La Biblioteca". Hybrid work of Italian belle lettres and literature which provides an early history of the Italian language, and an invaluable early summary of the important works of Italian literature up to that time. Fontanini in this included works from all parts of the Italian peninsula, and he a mixture of summary and/or analysis to the works singled out. This copy of this rare work is in fine condition. The contemporary (or near contemporary) vellum bindign has only light soilage. Four raised bands on spine, with brown title/author/date label in one panel in great shape. Tiny separation of les than 1/4 inch at top of rear joint. Pages remarkably clean and fresh, binding tight. Fine. 
Price: 1050.00 USD
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2 Gabler, James M., with a forward by Maynard A. Amerine Wine into Words. A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language
1985 Bacchus Press Ltd. Baltimore First edition Cloth Like New Like New Jacket 

Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Hughes, Therle Prints for the Collector
New York Praeger Publishers 1971 First American Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
216 pp. With 48 illustrated plates in black and white, 4 in color. A survey of different print processes and their historical development. Clean and tight copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Pellegrin, Elisabeth La Bibliotheque des Visconti et des Sforza Ducs de Milan au XVe Siecle
Paris Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 1955 First Edition Cloth Near Fine 
8vo. 492 pp. Clean copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Phelps Stokes, I. N. and Daniel C. Haskell American Historical Prints. Early Views of American Cities, Etc. From the Phelps Stokes and Other Collections
New York The New York Public Library 1933 Cloth Very Good Minus 
xxxiii, [1], 235 pp. With 120 plates as well, the vast majority featuring two reprints of antique view plates. Interior is entirely tight and clean. Blistering to the rear board which suffered water damage in past and this affects lower spine, which otherwise has also some typical shelfwear. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 Reps, John W. Views and Viewmakers of Urban America. Lithographs of Towns and Cities in the United States and Canada, Notes on the Artists and Publishers, and A Union Catalog of Their Work, 1825 - 1925
Columbia, MO University of Missouri Press 1984 First Edition Cloth Like New Fine Jacket 
Small folio, xvi, 570 pp. Some color plates. Excellent reference of the principal printmakers and the best prints of cities and towns. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Illustrated in a Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints and Drawings (4 Volumes)
London Privately printed for the author by Waterlow & Sons Limited 1928 First Limited Edition Half Morocco Very Good 
No. 151 of 300 copies signed by Schwerdt, with all the plates used destroyed (thus later printings are quite different). Folio sized, 13 by 10", 33 by 25 cm. Bound by Kelly & Sons, London. 138 color plates, some double and/or folding plates, and a total of 382 plates in the four volumes. One of the most beautiful bibliographies ever produced, and a definitive bibliography (up to that time) of the subjects covered. Green morocco has shelfwear and rubbing along joints and corners. Volume 1 shows the most wear on the spine, with scuff marks. Still the bindings remain handsome and imposing. Generally clean and tight within. 
Price: 5750.00 USD
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8 Tooley, R. V. English Books with Coloured Plates 1790 to 1860 A Bibliographical Account of the most Important Books illustrated by English Artists in Colour Aquatint and Colour Lithography
London B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1987 Like New Fine Jacket 
A cornerstone reference on nineteenth century English color plate books. Indispensable for collating of Alken, Ackermann, the Cruikshanks, Rowlandson, et. al. DJ protected with mylar. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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