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cover of Films of the year by Robert Herring

Robert Herring Films of the Year

1928

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Cinema

engraved plate from Home Select Views in Mysore

Robert Home Select views in Mysore

1794

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IndiaTravel/Voyage

Linocut from the Temptation of St Anthony by Henry Van Straten

Henri Van Straten Tentation de Saint Antoine

1921

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Avant-GardeIllustrated Books

detail of cover illustration by Marcel-Louis Baugniet for Arlita

Marcel-Louis Baugniet Arlita

1925

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Avant-GardeMusic

frontispiece by Romeyn de Hooghe in first illustrated edition of La Fontaine Contes

Jean de La Fontaine Contes et nouvelles en vers

1685

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LiteratureSeventeenth Century

Illustration by Georges Lepape for Tremois Au grand jardin

Edge Tremois - Georges Lepape Au grand jardin

(1922)

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Art DecoIllustrated Books

cover of Moeschlin Das Rote Pferd

Elsa Moeschlin Das rote Pferd

1927

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Children's BooksTwentieth Century

title-page of Poblacion Perez Esgrima

Cayetano Poblacion Perez Esgrima

1832

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FencingSport

detail of illustration from Conte de fées by Lucien Laforge

Lucien Laforge Conte de fées

(1917)

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First World WarPochoir

Pochoir plate from Seguy Les Papillons

E. A. Seguy Papillons

(1928)

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Art DecoPochoir

binding of Voyage pictoresque de Paris

Antoine-Nicolas Dezallier d'Argenville Voyage pictoresque de Paris

1749

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Eighteenth CenturyParis

Detail of cover of Juan Esparraguito by Edwards McClure

Agustín Edwards McClure Aventuras de Juan Esparraguito

1930

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Children's BooksPochoir

colour plate from Essef wallpaper trade catalogue

[Essef] Dernières créations

1931

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Trade CataloguesWallpaper

decorated binding of Tesoro delle Gioie

Cleandro Arnobio Tesoro delle gioie

1686

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Early PrintingSeventeenth Century

postcard by Alexander Benois

Alexander Benois Igrushki

1904

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PostcardsRussia

cover of Kundera Une rencontre

Milan Kundera Une rencontre

(2009)

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First EditionsLiterature

vellum binding of Erasmus Adagia

Erasmus Adagia

1603

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Early PrintingSeventeenth Century

Inscription in Verhaeren's hand

Emile Verhaeren Les Aubes

(1898)

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First EditionsInscribed

binding of Dolmetsch Ornamenteschatz

Heinrich Dolmetsch Der Ornamentenschatz

1889

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Applied & DecorativeArt

plate of the book by thouin on garden design

Gabriel Thouin Plans raisonnés de toutes les espèces de jardins

1820

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Garden ArtLandscape Gardening

cover of Princesse Nenekedjan by Marina Romanov

Marina Romanov La Princesse Nenekedjan

1926

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Illustrated BooksPochoir

cover by Pierre Falize for a Farman trade catalogue

[Trade Catalogue] L’Avion “Sport Farman”

(circa 1919)

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AviationTrade Catalogues

Detail of illustration from Gori Dactyliotheca

Antonio Francesco Gori Dactyliotheca Smithiana

1767

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ArchaeologyEarly Printing

cover of Tropismes by Nathalie Sarraute

Nathalie Sarraute Tropismes

1939

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First EditionsLiterature

Image from Mushroom Wars by Georgii Narbut

Georgii Narbut [In Russian:] Mushroom Wars

(1909)

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Children's BooksRussia

vignette in pure etching from Choiseul-Gouffier Voyage

Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce

1782-1822

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GreeceTravel/Voyage

frontispiece of Ollantay by Pablo Curatella Manes

Pablo Curatella Manès Ollantay

1931

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Illustrated BooksTwentieth Century

poster design by Georges Lepape

Georges Lepape Original Poster Design

1913

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Art DecoPoster

title-page of first edition of Voltaire Commentaire historique

Voltaire Commentaire historique

1776

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Early PrintingEighteenth Century

pochoir plate by Guinegault for Quatre impressions arabes

Georges Pierre Guinegault Quatre impressions arabes

(1925)

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OrientalismPochoir

illustration by pierre charbonnier from la fenetre by francis ponge

Francis Ponge La Fenêtre

1955

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Illustrated BooksLiterature

coloured plate of Noe Memoires

Louis de Noé Mémoires relatifs à l’expédition anglaise partie du Bengale

1826

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Illustrated BooksTravel/Voyage

Cover of Art & Publicity 1925

Sydney R. Jones Art & Publicity 1925

1925

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Graphic DesignPublicity

double page of Michaux Lobe des monstres

Henri Michaux Le Lobe des monstres

1944

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First EditionsLiterature

title-page of Nathaniel Hawthorne La Femme au pilori

Nathaniel Hawthorne La Femme au pilori

1856

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LiteraturePirated Editions

front cover of trade catalogue A la Reine d'Angleterre

[Trade Catalogue] A la Reine d'Angleterre

1921

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FashionTrade Catalogues

illustration by Kokoschka in Dirsztay Lob des hohen Verstandes

Viktor von Dirsztay - Oskar Kokoschka Lob des hohen Verstandes

1917

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ExpressionismIllustrated Books

First page of Laurent Joubert's manuscript dating back from 1577.

Laurent Joubert Medicinae practicae

1577

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Early PrintingMedicine

illustrated double-page of trade catalogue of Maison Revenaz

[Revenaz & Tabernat] Jeux de Salon et de Société

(1910)

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GamesTrade Catalogues

illustration from Meksin Exhibition catalogue of Children's Books and Children's Art Works of Japan

Yakov Meksin Vystavka detskoi knigi i detskogo tvorchestva Yaponii

1928

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Exhibition CatalogueRussia

View of Florence in Cini Pompa Funerale

Giovanni Battista Cini Descritione della Pompa funerale

1574

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Early PrintingItaly

Colour plate of Andi und Silvi by Else Ruckli-Stoecklin

Else Ruckli-Stoecklin Andi und Silvi

(1945)

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Children's BooksTwentieth Century

dust jacket of The Woodcut of Today at Home and Abroad

Geoffrey Holme The Woodcut of To-Day at Home and Abroad

1927

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ArtTwentieth Century

binding of Legendre Traité de l'opinion

Gilbert-Charles Le Gendre Traité historique et critique de l'opinion

1758

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Early PrintingEighteenth Century

title-page of Antonin Artaud Théâtre de Séraphin

Antonin Artaud Le Théâtre de Séraphin

1948

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LiteraturePrivate Press

title-page signed of Henry van de Velde Max Elskamp

Henry van de Velde La formation poétique de Max Elskamp

(1934)

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Private PressTwentieth Century

decorated cloth binding of Dorothea Hollins The Veiled Figure

Dorothea Hollins The Veiled Figure

1895

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LiteratureWomen

double-page of Maurice Jacno typeface catalogue Scribe

Marcel Jacno Scribe

(1936)

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Trade CataloguesTypography

Plate of Luschdig Zipiti

Paul Hosch - Hans Melching D'r Luschdig Zipiti

(1915)

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Children's BooksIllustrated Books

title-page of Palazzo Discours Raison d'Estat

Giovanni Palazzo Discours du gouvernement et de la raison vraye d'estat

1611

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Early PrintingPolitical Science

envoi de Henry van de Velde a

Henry van de Velde Le Nouveau

1929

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Twentieth CenturyTypography

original design by Henry Perrault for La Chair triomphe of Rimé and Bassères

Edmond Rimé La Chair triomphe

1897

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LiteratureSymbolism

text page of Solis Mexico

Antonio de Solis Historia de la conquista de Mexico

1766

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MexicoTravel/Voyage

colour plate from trade catalogue by jewellers Geoffroy and Eisenmann

Geoffroy & Eisenmann Un bijou...

(circa 1925)

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JewelleryTrade Catalogues

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