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Biblio has a wide variety of rare and antique books focused on art and architecture in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of these valuable and collectible rare art and architecture books include detailed illustrations and other beautiful ephemera. From gorgeous rare books about animation to hand painted books about toys, there are some truly remarkable rare art and architecture books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Ottoman painting of the holy mosque of Mecca, signed and dedicated by the painter by Ottoman painting

50x40 cm. Oil colors on wood, showing Ka'ba and surroundings inside the holy mosque. The painting shows the architectural details of the pillars in defferent colors with gold and design of the flour. Mounted in framework measured 72x61 cm. The painting is...

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Les arts au moyen age, en ce qui concerne principalement le palais romain de Paris, l'hotel de Cluny, issu de ses ruines, et les objets d'art de la collection classee dans cet Hotel. The five folio Plate & Atlas volumes. The rare first edition with 618 plates. by Alexandre du Sommerard

618 plates, 512 of which are hand-colored & 18 of which are sepia toned . Full supple red morocco, double ruled board fore-edges, gilt inner dentelles, twelve raised bands, floriated compartments, ruled & floriated boards, marbled endpapers, all edge...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia by Adam, Robert

London: Printed for the author, 1764. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio: 15 x 21. Contemporary calf boards with light scuffing and bumping. Beautiful respine to style preserving the original title label. Sixty-one engraved plates and maps inclu...

From David W. Bowers Books


Engravings by... A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the end of the year 1927 with a complete Chronological List of Engravings and a Preface by the Artist. by Gill, Eric

4to. Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. 4to, (xii), 49, (5) pp. Frontispiece and 103 plates showing 147 engravings. Original black cloth, gilt vignette to upper cover, hinges cracked but the covers still firmly attached by the ties. In a new quarter calf ...

From John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller


Hand-made Torchon Lace Sample Book, manufactured by JOHN H. CLARKE. (Real lace), 1800s, Chefoo (YanTai) N. China by JOHN H. CLARKE

Notice: Real lace samples, not pictures. Real lace made in Chefoo, China in 1800s. The manufacturer was JOHN H. CLARKE. about 266 real lace samples as shown, several of them missing. Some words on the cover are faded, but still can be recognized, they a...

From Asia Medicine and Humanities Books


Calligraphic panel by Hafiz Osman in 1099 AH. (1688) and illustrated by Rikkat Kunt in 1364 AH. (1945) by Ottoman art of Calligraphy

22.5x18 cm. Text of Hadith: hardening of heart is a cause of satiety. Black ink on paper out-ruled in gold inside fine illustration signed in neat Ottoman Turkish script: Muzehhibesi Rikkat 1364, illustrated by Rikkat 1945. Rikkat Kunt (1903-1986) was an ...

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Ruth et Booz. Translation by J.-C. Mardrus by (Schmied, François-Louis); Bible, O.T

Paris: F.L. Schmied, 1930. Schmied, François-Louis. Small folio, 14-1/16 in x 11-1/8. 76 pp. Illustrated with twelve double-page and four single-page colored wood engravings. One of 155 copies printed on Madagascar paper (plus 10 for collaborator...

From Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books



Les Ruines des les plus beaux monuments de la Grece. considerées du cote du l histoire et du coté de l architecture.Seconde editión corrigée et augmentée.- Paris, LouisFrancois Delatour, 1770; 2 tomos en un volumen en f...




Cairo: The Khedivial library, 1905 Book. Illus. by MAX JAFFE. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. SIX OLD DIGITAL COPY LEAVES: 1 TITLE LEAF, AND 5 TABLE OF PLATES. 188 FINE BLACK AND WHITE COLLOTYPE ON THICK PAPER BY M...

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Journal des Dames et des Modes 1912 by T.A. [Tommaso Antogini]

First edition of all 79 issues, complete with 186 hand-coloured pochoir engravings after fashion plates by some of the greatest artists of the era. Number 742 of only 1250 sets on Holland paper (out of a total edition of 1279). Complete set of this styli...

From Florilegius


Three Calligraphic panels in Kufic script by Yousuf Ahmad by Yousuf Ahmad (Yousef Ahmad), 1869-1942

1933 Handwritten. Very Good. No Binding. Signed by Illustrator(s). (1) One calligraphic panel in Kufic script, signed; Y. Ahmad and dated 1351 AH. (1933 AD.). Gouache on thick paper, Islamic phrases constituted of three tile styles: Allahu Rabbi Haqqa (Al...

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Muhammad Hanefi Ibn Ali menkibesi ( Virtues of Muhammad b. al Hanafiyya b. Ali ) a fine copy by the weel-known calligrapher Abdul Kadir by Lesson in the Faculty of Turkish literature in Dar ul Funun

Virtues of Muhammad b. al Hanafiyya b. Ali b. Abi Talib. The first work to be studied in Dar ul Funun ( Faculty of Literature ) in the section of Turkish Literature and History.10 pages by different scripts by the well-known Turkish calligrapher Seyyid Ab...

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Calligraphic panel by Reis ul Hattatin (Chief Calligrapher) Ahmed Kamil Akdik , consists of a part of Qasidat al Burda by Ottoman art of calligraphy

32x25 cm. Thuluth and Naskhi in black ink on paper illustrated and fexed on illustrated paper in golden flworal shapes. Signed in wite ink in Thuluth: Katabahu al Hajj Kamil. Ahmed Kamil Akdik is one of the last great Ottoman calligraphers. Born in the F...

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Two original collages that served as the designs for the covers of Caterpillar Issue 8/9, 1969 by JESS [COLLINS]

[San Francisco], 1969. In fine condition. Two original collages for the front and back covers, each measuring 5 x 6.75 inches. Illustration board with pictorial onlays from a variety of sources, the title lettering on front cover done by hand, cut out a...

From Riverrun Books & Manuscripts


Nous Avons by MIRÓ, Joan [1893-1983] (Illus.) & René CHAR [1907-1988] (Text)

[Paris]: Louis Broder, [1959]. Limited to 150 copies on d’Ambert Rag Wove signed by Miró and Char – this one of 110 regular issue copies. This is the second preferred edition, the first to contain the five exquisite small-scale colour et...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)


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