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1 Blondel, Jacques-Francois. De La distribution des maisons de plaisance, et de la décoration des édifices en général. Ouvrage enrichi de cent soixante planches en taille-douce, gravées par l'auteur.
Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris: 1737-1738 
From the library of Alan Titchmarsh, writer, broadcaster and gardening expert. BERLIN CATALOGUE 2400 First edition, first issue 2 volumes. 198pp & 180pp. 155 engraved plates, mostly folding and mainly by Blondel. First edition, with half titles, errata slips and with engraved headpiece of dedication signed "Marvie," Bound in later matching vellum boards, with gilt titles red morocco labels to the spine. some offsetting to the margins, but the plates are in excellent order. 
Price: 3900.00 GBP
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The Lord Of  The Rings. The Fellowship Of The Ring-The Two Towers-The Return Of The King., Tolkien, J.R.R.
2 Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord Of The Rings. The Fellowship Of The Ring-The Two Towers-The Return Of The King.
George Allen & Unwin 1954/55. 
First editions, three volumes. Fold out map at end of each volume.Fine set recently bound by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, in full red morocco, raised bands, gilt. All edges gilt. The three volumes housed in a cloth slip case. A stunning set of this classic work, beautifully bound by arguably the best bindery in the U.K today. 
Price: 7500.00 GBP
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