/ Venetia Porter ; with contributions by Isabelle Caussé ; foreword by Saeb Eigner. London : British Museum Press, 2006. First edition. Quarto (285 x 225 mm), publisher’s cloth covered boards in pictorial dust jacket; pp 144, profusely illustrated in colour; a fine copy. ‘Word into Art presents highlights of the contemporary art and culture …
Bulan sabit : seni dan peradaban Islam di Asia tenggara.. Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, and Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2006. Quarto, laminate boards with acetate dustjacket, pp. 303, extensively illustrated, as new copy. Crescent Moon: Islamic art and civilisation in Southeast Asia is a spectacular visual exploration of the Islamic …
LUTHER, Martin (1483-1546)
[BINDING; BIBLE] Das Neue Testament unsers Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi, verteutscht von D. Martin Luther. / Die Psalmen Davids.
Tübingen : bei Ludwig Friedrich Fues, 1815 (both works). Duodecimo (120 x 68 mm), original black, straight grain morocco over gilt-bordered boards (very lightly rubbed), upper board with a gilt metal heraldic onlay of a bear rampant (the arms of Berlin?), spine with raised bands ruled in gilt; all edges gilt; front pastedown, free-endpaper, first …
GUIDO CRAVERI (HARMERS AUCTIONS SA)
Lugano : Guido Craveri (Harmers Auctions SA), 1994. Small quarto (270 x 190 mm), navy leather over boards lettered in gilt,  pp + advertisements, fully describing 35 lots, all illustrated in colour; a fine example. Scarce philatelic auction catalogue produced for the landmark Craveri “Hawaiian Missionaries” sale, held in Lugano, 4 June 1994. This …
American & Australasian Photographic Company. [MERLIN, Beaufoy, c.1830-1873]; [MINTON-SENHOUSE, Charles Arthur]
A very early photograph of Moore College, Liverpool (Sydney), 1870-72, with an informative inscription by a resident student who would later become a notable alumnus.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 104 mm (mount); verso with the pictorial imprint in violet of the ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 324 George Street. Beaufoy Merlin’, and a lengthy inscription ink written by Charles Arthur Senhouse Minton, then a student at the College: ‘Moore College, Liverpool, Nr. Sydney N.S.W. …
ZIEGLER, Hieronymus; BIRCK, Sixt; CROCUS, Cornelius; ZOVITIUS, Jacobus
[BINDING] Dramata sacra : comoediae atque tragoediae aliquot e Veteri Testamento desumptae, quibus praecipuae ipsius historiae ita eleganter in scenam producuntur, ut vix quicquam in hoc argumenti genere juventuti Christianae proponi utilius possit : magna parte nunc primum in lucem editae : earum vero catalogum statim a praefatione invenies.
Basileae : [Ex officina Joannis Oporini], . Duodecimo (163 x 98 mm), contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, both covers with floral decoration at centre within rectangular panel with triple fillet border, framed by a sequence of figural elements depicting Biblical scenes separated by narrow spaces with blind tooled lettering; the front cover has …
Turnhout, Belgium : Harvey Miller Publishers, 2017. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket, pp. 465, over 100 colour illustrations. New copy. The first complete history of all the Gutenberg Bibles. Winner of the 2018 DeLong Book History Prize, awarded by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) The Gutenberg Bible is widely recognized …
London : Watkins publishing, 2011. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 474, illustrated, some light pencil underlining. This definitive biography of Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), the most notorious and controversial spiritual figure of the 20th century, brings together a life of world-shaking ‘magick’, sexual and psychological experimentation at the outer limits, world-record-beating mountaineering and startling prophetic power – …
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2014. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. [xii]; 388. “This definitive work on the occult’s ‘great beast’ traces the arc of his controversial life and influence on rock-and-roll giants, from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath. When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was not an obvious contender for …
GUIDO CRAVERI (HARMERS AUCTIONS SA)
Lugano : Guido Craveri (Harmers Auctions SA), 1994. Small quarto (270 x 190 mm), navy leather over boards lettered in gilt,  pp + advertisements, fully describing 32 lots, all illustrated in colour; a fine example. Scarce philatelic auction catalogue produced for the important Craveri “World rarities and classics” sale, held in Lugano, 4 June …
London : S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd, [circa 1890]. First edition, “twenty-eighth thousand”. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked grey-green cloth over boards with pictorial device to front, spine with black lettering and device, early gift inscription and ownership signature in pencil to pastedown and front free-endpaper, 160 pp, with numerous wood-engraved illustrations and figures, many full-page; …
London : Alexandria Press in association with Thames & Hudson, 1988. First edition. Quarto (290 x 230 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket; 270,  pp, profusely illustrated with colour and b/w plates; a fine copy.
ROBERTS, David (1796-1864)
La Terre Sainte. Vues & monuments recueillis par David Roberts de l’Académie de Londres, avec une description historique sur chaque planche.
Bruxelles : Société des Beaux-Arts, Gérant A. de Wasme (J. Lots, lithographic printer), 1843. Large folio (560 x 390 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half red crushed morocco over marbled papered boards (upper board virtually unrubbed, lower board with a few minor grazes), spine in compartments with tooled ornament and lettering in gilt, original silk endpapers, front …
LAWES, W. G. (William George), 1839-1907 (translator)
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Taravatu matamata Iesu Keriso ena, ita eda lohiabada bunai ita ihamaurida : Motu gadodia e hahegeregerea.
[New Testament in the Motu language]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1901. Second edition. Small octavo (180 x 110 mm), original full blind stamped and gilt-lettered calf (spine heavily worn), pp 580; endpapers and title page with foxing, otherwise internally very clean, binding firm; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his …
METHODIST MISSION (PAPUA)
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Buki tapwaroro : uula tapwaroro : wosi tapwaroro : biga Kiriwina. / Kiriwinan catechism and hymn book. (Personal copy of Vera M. Goodwin, wife of fellow Methodist missionary J. A. Goodwin).
Sydney : Epworth Printing and Publishing House, 218 Castlereagh Street, 1946. Second edition. Small octavo (177 x 120 mm), publisher’s cloth backed papered boards in the original owner’s protective jacket of plain grey cloth; the front pastedown has a typed label that reads: ‘Presented to Mrs John Goodwin on the occasion of her departure to …
LISTER-TURNER, R. and J. B. CLARK (translators)
[=The New Testament in Motu]. Cover title: Taravatu Matamata. London British and Foreign Bible Society, 1935. First edition. Small octavo (170 mm), black cloth limp covers (a few light marks) with stamped lettering to front, pp 510; a near fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside front …