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Masterpiece London 2022

Masterpiece London is the unmissable art fair where visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery - from antiquity to the present day. The fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale, from international exhibitors spanning every major market discipline.

Shapero Rare Books & Shapero Modern will be exhibiting once more and look forward to welcoming you to our new, larger stand at the Royal Hospital Chelsea showground. 

'The Royal Hospital Chelsea becomes the meeting point of creatives and collectors during Masterpiece London. What sets it apart is the juxtaposition of art and design from all periods and origins.' (Tony Chambers, ES MAGAZINE)

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  1. Six fine illuminated miniature painting, ink and watercolour opaque colours on thick buff paper, heightened in gold, each a loose leaf from a monumental illuminated manuscript, in Awadhi, overall size 555 x 640 mm; text in single column, devanagari script, both sides of each leaf framed within intricately painted floral decorative borders illuminated in gilt (each of a different design), miniatures in a remarkably clean and attractive state of preservation; framed and glazed.

    £150,000
  2. Two fine hand-coloured stipple engravings (482 x 612 mm & 479 x 612 mm) by F. Bartolozzi and Daniel Orme respectively, after Mather Brown, along with the rare key plate (383 x 538 mm), fine fresh condition. Framed and glazed, overall size: 73.4cm x 61cm x 2.5cm.

    £9,500
  3. Single volume, illuminated manuscript on paper with fine marbled paper borders, in Farsi, 119 leaves, complete, 336 x 230 mm; single column, 11 lines to the page written in neat nasta'liq script in black ink, occasional headings and significant words in blue, inner margins ruled in gold and blue, outer borders throughout decorated with fine marbling, one illuminated opening headpiece, one further illuminated heading; contemporary burgundy leather binding, blind-stamped with corner pieces to covers, a very handsome volume.

    £30,000
  4. First English editions, folio (42 x 27 cm) I. Title-page printed in red and black, portrait frontispiece of John Ogilby signed by P. Lilly, additional engraved title-page by Hollar, double-page engraved map and 19 engraved plates (of which one double-page, 121 engravings in thetext, of which 14 signed by Hollar, plate at page 40 with short margins, occasional light toning, occasional dusty margin, new endpapers.

    II. Letterpress title-page printed in red and black, additional engraved title-page, double-page engraved map, 38 plates in full-page of which 32 double-page, 57 engravings in the text, plate at page 44 with short margin and repair to lower margin not affecting image, occasional light toning, new endpapers.

    Together 2 volumes, contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, spines richly gilt, a very handsome set.

    £15,000
  5. Fourth edition, Imperial copy on thick white wove paper; 8vo; engraved vignette on title page, title variant A (without Bell and Rivington in imprint) and 'Price One Guinea' (denoting imperial copy) on title, 200 wood-engravings by Bewick, 104 smaller vignettes; nineteenth century red morocco gilt extra by J. Clarke, covers with gilt panel with floral tooling to corners within gilt borders, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, others richly gilt with floral tools within framed borders, raised bands with gilt fillets, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, a fine copy; x, 526 pp.

    £1,500
  6. Folio, (40.5 x 29 cm); text in English and French, title and spine dated 1766 but actually 1794 (1794 watermarked paper), additional hand-coloured decorative title, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 44 hand-coloured engraved plates, scattered light foxing (not affecting plates), occasional light marginal dust-staining (not affecting illustrations), ex libris to front free endpaper; contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, corners slightly rubbed, an excellent copy; iv, 145, [iv, index]pp.

    £9,750
  7. Original hand-coloured aquatint engraving on Whatman wove paper for Oriental Scenery. Colours bright and fresh. Fine condition. Framed and glazed, overall size: 82cm x 66cm x 4cm.

    £5,000
  8. Original hand-coloured aquatint engraving on Whatman wove paper for Oriental Scenery. Colours bright and fresh. Fine condition. Framed and glazed, overall size: 82cm x 66cm.

    £5,000
  9. First edition, inscribed by the author: 'Please accept this dear David not merely as a souvenir of something that is past but as a talisman for the future. With my love and gratitude Noel Coward 'In Which we Serve'' 1941/42'; 8vo (225 x 155 mm); photographic frontispiece of the author and a further 30 illustrations, the usual age-toning, marginal finger-soiling to pp 138 & 138, with small marginal stain to latter, otherwise near-fine; contemporary full maroon morocco by Henry T. Wood, London, all edges gilt, offsetting to endpapers, very mild stain to upper board, rubbed at extremities but in all, sound and wholly original with not restoration.

    £1,400
  10. First edition, first printing; 8vo; single quire, wire-stitched in white card, Haring designed wrappers printed in black. Unpaginated series of illustrations by Haring. Very light tide mark at the spine fold, but a particularly crisp copy of a book much given to discolouration.

    £2,250
 

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