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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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Adonides by Miro - Prévert

"Never as in this book it has better bounced, invented, danced, deepened, and created, without heaviness, a monumental work, measure of the accuracy of a desire and a friendship " (Jacques Dupin). Rare first edition of the last text of Prévert, who died …

From Librairie Amelie Sourget


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' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


Montmartre vécu par Utrillo by CARCO Francis UTRILLO Maurice

Paris: Editions Pétridès, 1947. Fine. Editions Pétridès, Paris 1947, 28x38cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Édition originale, un des 240 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, illustrée de 22 lithographiées en couleurs exécuté…

From Rare Books Le Feu Follet -


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



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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[Chromolithograph, original:] "The Book-Worm." by [Bibliophilia] SPITZWEG, Carl (1808-1885)

New York,: 1861., 1861. Chromolithography by Claude Thielley (1811-1891). Image measures: 10x18 ½ inches. Antique frame. Extremely rare. Collector's Choice – One of the most iconic images ever made of book collecting, the bibliophile climbing his lib…

From Jeff Weber Rare Books


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 who was in China in 1800s. about 266 real lace samples as shown, several of them missing. Some words on the cover are faded, but still…

From Asia Medicine and Humanities Books


SEX SERIES by Ross, Bobby

SEX SERIES, 1981 10 Original Graphite Drawings by Bobby Ross The drawings of Bobby Ross are a mix of ideas that depict human nature in a realistic and humorous way. He addresses fundamental questions about science, religion and social issues with ordinary…

From Chet Ross Rare 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 collaborators, an…

From Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books


La Fille du docteur | The Doctor's Daughter (#106/230) by Calle, Sophie

Thea Westreich, New York, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition. ~~Limited Edition boxed set #106/230~~Fine 1st ed 1991 Thea Westreich hardback, in outer box with label inset to front. Absolutely stunning original creation. Faux leopard-skin…

From 84 Charing Cross Road Books, IOBA


Scola d’Amore by Scalberge Pierre (Sedan, 1592 - Parigi, ante 24-XII-1640)

Suite of 12 etchings (each, 190x141 mm, margins excluded), later applied onto the papers of a nineteenth-century album.The Scola d'Amore exhibits a small poem through images, or rather a 'ricercare' that exploits the development of an iconographic theme -…

From Chartaphilus - Libri antichi e rari


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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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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