With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors.  Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more.  So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.

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1 53 Gezigten van Steden, Kerken, Gebouwen, &c. in de Vereen: Nederlanden: In't Koper gesneden door J.C. Philips. Naar de Teekeningen van C. Pronk, J. de Beyer, A. de Haen, &c.
Amsterdam Is. Firion 1730-1756 Small hardcover folio. Very Good Minus 
8vo. 21 by 15.5 cm. Virtually all the 53 copper engraved plates are folding, most about 25 cm wide but some as much as 48 cm wide (two folds versus four folds, with just a few that are smaller than the former). The city and church views are of Amsterdam, Middelburg, Utrecht, Arnhem, Haarlem, Graerenhagen, Rotterdam, Zierikzee, and many other Dutch towns. All together the folio makes for a glorious snapshot of how the thriving Dutch Republic looked in the mid-18th century. The collection also has an element of manuscript, with a handwritten, in ink, title page and table of contents. The plates were engraved printings, but the collection was assembled as a one off. From the handwriting, the collection was surely assembled by the mid-19th century, and the folio has kept the collection intact and heightened its appeal. There is sometimes heavy foxing in the margins. The images themselves remain vivid and mostly unaffected by the foxing. The plates are bound with a 19th century marbled paper. Its spine is shot. The outer folio has the same marbled paper on the boards, with a more recent cloth on the spine. The spine is utilitarian and neither adds nor subtracts from the appearance. Pasted within the front board is a bookplate. The "book" itself has a small label on the rear cover from a book dealer in Antwerp from 1957. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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Across the Continent Via the Northern Pacific From the Lakes & Mississippi River to the Pacific , Columbia River, Puget Sound & Alaska
2 Across the Continent Via the Northern Pacific From the Lakes & Mississippi River to the Pacific , Columbia River, Puget Sound & Alaska
St. Paul, Minnesota W. C. Riley Third Edition (30,000) Cloth Very Good 
N.d., late 19th century. Oblong, 16 by 24 cm. A leporello with 30 panels, full of views of the sights, urban and natural scenery, with a variety of lay-outs per page, with sometimes a single image, other times, several, arranged horizontally and vertically, etc. The printing of the illustrations used a photo lithographic process, and the leaves have a glossiness to them, with here and there arts and crafts period floral decoration in the margins. The boards have mild warping, with cloth loss on the spine. Interior-wise, mostly clean and fresh. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Andenken Franzensbad
3 Andenken Franzensbad
Paper Good 
Leporello with twelve panels, each with an oval hand-colored lithographic cameo view of a building or landmark, mostly exterior, in Franzensbad, a renowned Bohemian spa, or one of the nearby spa towns including Eger. These spas are located in what is now the Czech Republic, and at the time this leporello was issued, was a part of Austria. While their natural springs were known as far back as the 14th century, they became fashionable resorts in the early 19th century, attracting the Emperor, wealthy Russians, Goethe, Beethoven and many other notables such as Theodor Herzl. N.d., circa 1840. Measuring 10.5 by 7.5 when closed. Each of the oval cameos is 5 cm at its greatest height, 7 cm across at its widest. Depicted are the Salzquelle, the Egerer Badshaus (Eger bathhouse), the cafe in the park, a pleasure pavillion called the Neuquelle (new sources), the Siechenhaus, Loimanns Badehaus, the Franzensbad Kirche, the Salz und Wiesenquelle, the Franzensquelle, the Kaiserstrasse, the Louisenquelle, and a panaroma of Franzensbad. Most of the structures are classical in style, a few, grand in scale and ambition. All the illustrations are populated with well-dressed people, all tiny in the illustrations, to give a sense of Biedermeier scale and of the spirit and refinement of the place. Scarce -- no copies found on OCLC First Search or KVK. Condition: tape repair at fold of original paper cover. Foxing throughout the borders or margins. The illustrations themselves are exceptional bright and vivid. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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Souvenir of Weirs, N.H.
4 Souvenir of Weirs, N.H.
Portland, Maine Chisholm Brothers Blindstamped cloth. Near Fine 
N.d., circa 1890. Closed, oblong, 12.5 by 15 cm. 12 panels or plates, which can be opened up to form a single long strand of 174 cm. Illustrations based on photo images, and show buildings, bridges, views of what was then primarily a resort. With the original mailing envelope. Blindstamped red binding has the lightest of wear. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Versailles et Trianon
5 Versailles et Trianon
Paris Imprimerie Lemercier et Cie. Hautecoeur freres, Martinet Cloth Very Good 
Oblong, 26 by 17 cm, 10 by 6.75 inches. With sixteen hand-colored views of the main palace, its grounds and fountains, and the Trianons. With no title other than that which is on the binding, this is a collection of views that were either assembled by the tourist and then bound, as was done then, or more likely, bound with some randomness by the souvenir shop. This can be inferred by the views bearing numbers but not having any particular order in this album. In any event, the pictures are delightful. Other than a very occasional fox mark in the margins, the plates are clean. The red cloth is faded, with soiling along the hinge and scattered elsewhere. Minor repairs to the hinge. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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6 Views of Boston
Chicago Rand McNally & Co. Box Very Good 
An unusual viewbook schraubtaler, or coin/medal shaped case housing within a leporello of coin-shaped cameo illustrations, this one made to look like a Liberty silver dollar and within containing 18 views, including the Old State House, the State House, the Brewer Fountain, the Boston Common, the Masonic Temple, Faneuil Hall, the Public Library, the Cultural and Studio Buildings, the Athenaeum Building, Beacon Street, the Park Street Church, the South Church, the Old Elm, City Hall, the new Post Office, the Custom House, the Old North Church, the Public Garden, the Hamolton Statue, and the Bunker Hill Monument. Scarce, with no copies found on OCLC First Search. N.d., circa 1890. 45 mm diameter. But referred to in Pressler, Schraubtaler und Steckmedaillen as Item 991. With the original box, which measures 52 mm across. Condition: outside of coin has a few light scratches and other signs of light wear, but overall very well preserved. Within, the views are in fine condition. The box is missing one side edge to its lid, and the paper pastedown on the lid has soiling. Given the improbability of the box's survival, the box is in remarkable condition. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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[Grand Tour Souvenir] Roma. 18th Century Miniature Leporello with Ten Views of Rome, mostly of ruins
7 [Grand Tour Souvenir] Roma. 18th Century Miniature Leporello with Ten Views of Rome, mostly of ruins
Vellum Very Good 
Sublime, very finely detailed and beautiful miniature views of Rome and its ruins, done with pen-and-ink and wash. Oblong miniature, 40 by 62 mm, stretching to about 63 cm. Vellum binding with painted decoration. Views include Temple of Vesta, Vespasian's Arch, the pyramid, St. Peters, etc. Each is mounted on brown painted paper, which has ruling providing addtiional framing. This is a manifestly exquisite and unique Grand Tour souvenir. Soiling on the vellum, and light wear besides. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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Views of St. Helena, Bellasis, George Hutchins
8 Bellasis, George Hutchins Views of St. Helena
London John Tyler 1815 First Half Morocco Very Good 
Oblong folio, 476 x 330 mm. Unpaginated, 12 pages, followed by six large hand-colored aquatint plates by Robert Havell after Bellasis, each with adjacent sheet of descriptive letterpress text. Scarce, with only a single copy found on OCLC First Search (at National Maritime Museum, and by single copy, we mean of the full suite of plates.) Original brown wrappers bound in. Repair to front brown wrap and title page. Occasional light foxing. Later half green morocco over cloth boards. 
Price: 6000.00 USD
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Göteborg.  Aqvarelle Lithografier af O. A. Mankell, Mankell, O.A.
9 Mankell, O.A. Göteborg. Aqvarelle Lithografier af O. A. Mankell
Stockholm 1884 Portfolio, cloth. Near Fine 
Folio, 42 by 30 cm. 20 chromolithographic plates on heavy stock, loose as issued. Lovely architectural illustrations. With two pages text leaf. Publisher's gilt and black stamped cloth portfolio. Clean and complete. Light wear to spine extremities and corners of boards. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Twenty-Five Views on the Thames, at Twickenham, Richmond, Eton, Windsor, and Oxford. Westall's Views on the Thames, Westall, William
10 Westall, William Twenty-Five Views on the Thames, at Twickenham, Richmond, Eton, Windsor, and Oxford. Westall's Views on the Thames
London Rodwell & Martin. C. Hullmandel, printer. 1821-1822 Half Calf. Marbled paper pastedown on boards. Very Good 
Folio. 42.5 by 31.5 cm. 25 hand-colored views, all depicting a calm, lovely, bucolic riverfront, all populated by a few people in Regency dress, both polite and rustic, to lend scale and interest. Coloring is generally of a soft palette, creating an appealing dreamy haziness to the panoramas. Abbey Scenery 434. A slightly complicated bibliographic accounting for this work. It is complete in itself, other than our copy is without a title. Shortly afterward ten plates were added to make 35 views. We would note that generally copies encountered of this work are without coloring, although Abbey's copy of 35 views is described in a note as colored lithographs. Armorial bookplate of John Spicer, Esher Place. Condition: moderate wear to the cover, with a few abrasions or rubbed areas, and typical edgewear. Scattered, mostly light, foxing. A few repaired closed tears in the margins of the plates. 
Price: 7500.00 USD
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