Imperial Russian Government [Lithuania-Vilnius Governorate]
[POLISH NOBILITY IN THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE] Sammelband containing Imperial Russian documents certifying that the family Rynkiewicz is entitled to the privileges of szlachta (nobility). Vilnius, 1819.
Folio (350 x 280 mm), original straight grain red morocco with borders in green morocco elaborately tooled in gilt, upper board with contrasting green morocco label lettered in gilt in Polish (a little rubbed and scuffed); attached by its original cord is a circular brass case (unopened, but likely to contain the seal of herb …
[London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (39 mm) in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in the original turned mahogany case with fitted lid; a very fine …
Prévert, Jacques & G. Ribemont-Dessaignes
Paris : Maeght Editeur, 1956. First edition. Quarto, original cards with lithographed dust jacket and glassine wrapper, pp. 219, 8 colour lithographs (3 folding), extensively illustrated in colour and black and white; a fine copy. Signed and inscribed by Miró on the half-title ‘à Sandberg avec toute mon amitié’, with an original watercolour and ink drawing (215 …
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 …
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
: being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter blue cloth over papered boards (waterstain to upper and lower edges of upper board), in fine original illustrated dust jacket (a couple of light stains, very minor chipping to head and foot …
MORT, Eirene (1879-1977); CROOK, Ethel Frances (1885-1973)
First Australian Exhibition of Women’s Work, 1907. Diploma, Second Class. Awarded to Bendigo artist Ethel Crook, and accompanied by an archive of her designs.
Chromolithograph printed in shades of blue and brown, 370 x 460 mm, printed text with manuscript entries ‘FIRST / AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITION / OF / WOMEN’S WORK / 1907 / SECOND CLASS DIPLOMA / Awarded to Ethel Crooke / Original Design’, within an Art Nouveau-inspired illustrated border; upper right and lower left corners worn, else a …
LANG, John Dunmore, Rev. (1799-1878)
A sermon, preached on Sunday, June 15, 1823, to the congregation of Scots Presbyterians, in Sydney, New South Wales; preparatory to the building of a Scots church.
Sydney : printed by Robert Howe, 1823. Octavo, gilt-lettered quarter morocco over red cloth; pp.18, printed letterpress; inscribed by John Dunmore Lang at the head of title page (slightly trimmed) ‘To the Revd. J. [W?]. Adamson. With the Author’s kindest wishes’; a few typographical corrections in Lang’s hand; a fine presentation copy. Ferguson 920. Printed by …
KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)
Photographic portraits of Aborigines from New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory, 1892-95.
Suite of fifteen albumen print photographs, format 200 x 150 mm; each with blind stamp of ‘Kerry & Co. Photo, 308 George St. Sydney’ and with manuscript sequence number and title in the negative; a few with some toning or fading, but the majority are strong prints in very good condition; mounted and framed. Northern Territory subjects: 605. Port …
GRANVILLE, Austyn (1854-1922)
/ With an introduction by Opie Read. New York : F. T. Neely, 1892. Octavo, gilt-titled two-tone cloth (edges worn, spine chipped at head and foot), patterned endpapers (name erased from front free endpaper), pp 352 (small nick to pp 15-16), illustrated with five plates, internally clean and overall a very good copy. One of …
DARTON, William (1781-1854)
London : made by William Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, 1820. Jigsaw puzzle map of the world in two hemispheres, dissected and laid on mahogany, in the publisher’s original wooden box with sliding lid, paper labels to the lid and sides, ‘Darton, London. Warranted’; also titled ‘The world from the best authorities’. A rare early puzzle …
Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)
ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …
SHAW, George (1751-1813)
[London] : Printed by J. Davis : Published by J. Sowerby, 1794. Nine engravings with original hand colour, each approximately 230 x 160 mm (plate lines), on J. Whatman watermarked paper, 303 x 242 mm (sheet), titled and imprinted in the image (imprint erased from one as issued), small stab holes from the string binding …
GILFILLAN, John Gordon (1839-1875), attributed
1. Title: Lamb Hill [in the image] From the south west [manuscript]. Image 150 x 190 mm; sheet 175 x 225 mm; initialled in the image lower right JGG. 2. Title: Lambhill [in manuscript]. Artist’s proof of the above engraving. Image 130 x 180 mm; sheet 150 x 180 mm; uninitialled; verso with pen and ink sketch of two Whanganui settlers …
HIRST, Damien (1965 -)
Woodcut. Created 2012. Measures 470 x 560 mm (sheet), signed lower right, editioned out of 55 copies verso, presented floating in a white timber frame. Active in London’s contemporary art scene since the 1980s, Damien Hirst shot to national prominence as part of the Young British Artists movement in the early 90s and international prominence …
HIRST, Damien (1965 -)
London : Other Criteria and New York : Gagosian Gallery, 2013. Thick quarto, blind-embossed buckram in decorated matching slipcase, pp 929, extensively illustrated with over 1400 illustrations, including gatefold plates and foil-blocked cards. Essays by Robert Pincus-Witten, Michael Bracewell, Damien Hirst, conversations with Damien Hirst, John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha. Signed by the artist in pencil on …
GILL, Thomas (1849-1923)
Colonel William Light : Founder of Adelaide, sailor, soldier, artist, and the first surveyor-general of South Australia. (Deluxe edition)
Adelaide : R. E. E. Rogers for the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, 1911. Octavo, gilt-illustrated vellum over bevelled boards, top edge gilt, other edges uncut and unopened, marbled endpapers, pp [vi], 108, , 85, photographic plates, folding maps, facsimile documents; includes the Supplement, a reprint of Light’s 1839 ‘Brief Journal’; a …