A rare & beautiful ring by René Boivin circa 1890 Engraved gold ring depicting two mice nibbling a closed-set diamond At the beginning of his career, René Boivin, engraved humorous little rings featuring rodents & kittens. Signed René Boivin Ring Size |UK: I 1/2| |US: 4.5| |EU: 48| |Asia: 8
284 pp + 4 pages publisher's ads at rear, 18 black and white plates, red cloth with gilt titles. Spine darkened and marked, cover a little faded and spotted , inscription and tanning to endpapers - solid reading copy
A 1957 Sunbeam Talbot 90 saloon, registration number RRK 420, two tone grey over blue. This rare manual overdrive example has only had three registered keepers from new. The second acquired the car in 1984 with our vendor taking ownership in 2016. Prior to being acquired by our vendor, the Sunbeam had been last on the road in 2014, with its last MOT being passed in 2013, when new tyres were fitted. Since acquiring the Sunbeam, our vendor has re-trimmed the seats in vinyl and recommissioned and s
Published in London by Darton and Hodge, this is the Rare First Edition of this scarce early Science Fiction fantasy Ballooning and Diving Adventure possibly influenced by the early Jules Verne novels which were just appearing in Britain at the same time, the book is figured in George Locke's "Spectrum of Fantasy" and Bleiler's "Checklist of Fantastic Literature", bound in the original pictorial gilt decorated cloth, page edges gilded all-round, internally illustrated with twelve full page illus
1753 Band Sampler by Sarah Smithfield. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk and cotton on canvas ground, in cross stitch throughout. No border, divider lines in various patterns. Colours blue, yellow, white, pink, red and brown. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-9 Verse reads ‘ReMeMBeR W>HATEVER YO>U TAKe IN Han>D THAT LeARN>ING IS BeTTeR> THeN HOUSe> OR LAND WH>en LA
AIRMAILS useful collection on leaves with 1931 set of three in blocks of four, varieties incl. extended foot to 'R,' raised letters etc. Some Plate blocks, complete sheets of each value, the 2p with variety M, 2p (5), 10m (5), 5m (5) U. First flight covers (7) with Khartoum - London (4) - one cover damaged, all with 10m & 2p, Malakal - Tomwanza, Khartoum - Athens, Khartoum - Cape Town, 1932 2½p on 2p M (4), FU (5). 1931-37 Gordon Statue wonderful range, various perfs, Plate blocks, shades etc. M
A Rare Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date Kermit F"***** Serial Gents Wristwatch, original Mark I black dial with applied hour markers, date at 3 0'clock, a stainless steel uni-directional rotating bezel with a green "Flat 4" bezel insert, a stainless steel oyster bracelet with a stainless steel oysterlock deployant clasp, sapphire glass, automatic movement, in excellent condition, comes complete with the original Rolex box, both original swing tags, Punched Papers dated February 2
1907. Second Impression. 367 pages. No dust jacket. Blue pictorial boards. Bleach staining on front board. Second endpaper is missing. Mostly clean pages with moderate tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Former owner's name on front endpaper, with rubbing and a few small nicks to text block edges. Some minor dog-eared corners. Cracked hinge and guttering with exposed netting. Binding remains firm. Occasional finger marking throughout. Moderate tanning along spine and board edges. Not
Nagelneue ungetragene Certina Quartz Armbanduhr aus den 70er Jahren im Komplettpaket mit Box und Papiere. New Old Stock! 12 Monate Garantie Individuelle und persönliche Beratung zu diesem Modell erhalten Sie auch in unserem Geschäft. Wir bieten auch die Möglichkeit eines Tauschgeschäfts nach Begutachtung unserer Uhren-Spezialisten Auf Occasion-Uhren gewähren wir 12 Monate Garantie! Alle Uhren werden von unserem Uhrmacher mit über 30 Jahren Erfahrung auf Funktionalität geprüft Wir würden uns
A quantity of silver, continental silver and white metal flatware, A quantity of silver, continental silver and white metal flatware including six George III bright cut tea spoons, Dutch silver fruit cutlery, a William IV silver fish slice etc. (qty)
2 volumes, octavo. Uncut in original printed wrappers. Mostly unopened. Light sunning and creasing to spines from reading, contents foxed as usual. An exceptional copy in the original wrappers. First edition of Skarbek's most substantial contribution to economic theory, which influenced Karl Marx's theory of labour. The bibliography of economic literature at the end of vol. II, covering Xenophon to Voltaire, is particularly valuable. The book is uncommon in the original wrappers, especially in s
An 18k Rose Gold Tankissime Ladies Wristwatch, silver dial with roman numerals and a secret signature at "X", blued steel sword shaped hands, a fixed 18k rose gold bezel, an 18k rose gold bracelet with a concealed 18k rose gold double deployant clasp, sapphire glass, quartz movement, in excellent condition, comes with a Cartier box, our own certificate of authenticity and our own one year warranty.
Antique Lawn Tennis Racket, the “Standard”. An original flat top lawn tennis racket with unusual stringing called “The Standard “. It has a good straight ash frame with rounded edges. The racket has the original shoulder whipping, thick grip with a leather butt cap. The walnut concave wedge has a piece of ash across the throat, throat embossed “Standard”, ta Davis, London. Other side stamped ‘AKTIEBOLAGET HUSOVARNA, HELSINGFORS HELSINKI’. The stringing with red trebling top and bottom with two m
Fantastic chinese root carving of a street vendor holding a shoe, raised upon lovely branches Fantastic colour and condition 14" x 9" x 21" high Internal Ref: 449 Dimensions Height = 53 cm (21") Width = 36 cm (14") Depth = 23 cm (9")
A lovely uncommon first thus edition of this illustrated encyclopedia on coins of the Roman Empire; by the renowned numismatist Edward A. Sydenham. This fascinating work attempts to place the coins of the Roman Empire in their historical setting and is hence organised in chronological order; from the beginning of the Empire to the third century wars of Gallienus. This is a first Anglo-American edition copy published in 1968. With charming in-text illustrations throughout. Condition: In the publi
Two blue and white glazed ceramic dishes with floral decoration.The samples recovered from the shipwrecked cargo are exclusively Chinese ceramics, in the main blue and white porcelain, all assessed by experts to be excellent examples of early Chinese Kangxi in origin of a quality indicating they were manufactured in the famous porcelain center of Jingdezhen in the Jiangsu Province. Jingdezhen kilns made porcelain over two millennia, since the Han Dynasty period. Blue and white porcelain was the
1895. 151 pages. No dust jacket. Beige cloth with blue and red lettering. Rough cut page are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Inscription to front pastedown. Some internal hinge cracking and a loose binding. Boards have been moderately rub worn with some noticeable shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are bumped and a little frayed and spine ends are crushed, with some small splits and chips. With some tanning to spine and edges. Water
An original illuminated vellum leaf from a Medieval Book of Hours. It contains 12 lines, ruled in red, of written text in Latin. The text is a fine example of the popular Medieval script, used extensively for French vernacular books, known as lettre bâtarde. The leaf is executed in red and blue tempera, gold and liquid gold on vellum on both sides.
A terracotta relief fragment depicting a joyful satyr, naked but for a cloak to his shoulders, playing the pipes. He is in procession behind another figure, part only of which is showing. Reverse plain. Mounted on a custom-made stand, which takes the height of the item to 23 cms.
A 1960s Universal Polerouter Automatic 204604-1 stainless steel wristwatch, with signed champagne dial, silver hour markers and hands and date aperture at 3 o'clock, stainless steel screw back revealing 28 jewel microtor calibre 218-2 automatic movement reference 329805, fitted with flexi stainless steel one piece strap, case diameter 34mm, no box or papers.
Designed by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux and cast by the Susse Frères foundry; the sculpture shows a young Neapolitan fisherboy, who sits on a naturalistic base, crouched holding a shell to his ear; set on a marble plinth and signed ‘J. B. Carpeaux’ and with Susse Frères foundry marks.
First edition, 4to (285 x 220 mm), xvi, 244pp., with half-title, 9 folding engraved plates, the Lawes stamp at head of title, orig. boards scuffed, cloth reback, uncut. William Amos (c.17451825), Lincolnshire farmer and Agriculturalist writer. Amos's interest in new agricultural practices led him to undertake a series of crop trials from 1783 onwards, and these convinced him of the superiority of seed-drilling over the traditional broadcast method of sowing. As early as 1787 he was developing h
A very scarce first edition of this work on the history of chemistry from the late eighteenth century. A useful guide to the history of chemistry, and one of many text books produced by an authority on the subject, Johann Friedrich Gmelin. In the original German. The eighteenth century was an important time for the development of modern chemistry. This work serves as a handy text-book to the science and provides a useful list of further scientific works for the reader. Gmelin was the son of the
Voyages.- La Billardière (Jacques-Julien) Atlas pour servir à la Relation du Voyage à la Recherche de la Pérouse ..., atlas vol. only, 39 engraved plates only (of 43), all loosely inserted, one or two lacking corners, neatly restored, lacking folding map, ex-library ink-stamp to title, half-calf, rubbed and worn, loss to spine head, folio, Paris, 1811; sold not subject to return, Voyages.- La Billardière (Jacques-Julien), Atlas pour servir à la Relation du Voyage à la Recherche de la Pérouse ...