Europe

  • # 29137

    EVANS, Joyce (1929 - 2019)

    We had such high hopes : student activism and the peace movement 1949-1952 : a photographic memoir

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 183, illustrated. New copy. Some think it all happened in the 1960s but Joyce Evans, acclaimed photographer of Australia’s land and its people, goes back to her youth and memories of her many adventures as a student activist. In 1949, aged 19, she set sail …

  • # 22151

    MORRIS, William (1834-1896)

    The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted.

    A fine, complete copy in full white pigskin of the Kelmscott Chaucer, recognised by many as the finest book printed since the Gutenberg Bible.  Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1896. Folio, bound in full white pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, circa 1930, their gilt stamp on inner dentelle, bound over heavy bevelled boards ruled in gilt, spine …

  • # 27647

    [SHAKESPEARE, William]. DODD, Rev. William

    The beauties of Shakspeare,

    regularly selected from each play : with a general index, digesting them under proper heads. London : C. and J. Rivington et al., 1824. Narrow vicesimo-quarto, full morocco with gilt border, flat-panelled spine with gilt-lettering and ornamentation (snagged at head), marbled endpapers, engraved title page, pp. xii; 408, occasional foxing, a very good copy. A …

  • # 28105

    WALFORD, Patrick Richard Stewart (1888-1947)

    [AN ANZAC IN THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION] Manuscript letter of Australian soldier Captain P. R. Stewart Walford of the Russian Armoured Car Division. Sent from Petrograd (St. Petersburg) to London, August 1917.

    Manuscript in ink, 3 pp, quarto (235 x 180 mm); headed ’14 Chepstow Villas / London W11 / 8.8.17′ [Walford’s forwarding address in London’s Notting Hill, but internal references show the letter was actually written in Petrograd]; addressed to Mrs. Collins, Walford’s American landlady in Notting Hill, and signed in full at the foot of …

  • # 28232

    PISTOLETTO, Michelangelo (1933 - )

    The dining table of cultures

    Mantua, Italy : Edizioni Corraini, 2005. Small quarto (250 x 180 mm), pp. 32 printed on diecut aluminium leaves, spiral bound, in publisher’s original cardboard slipcase. Limited to 700 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Text in English and Italian. An as new copy, very fine. A striking artist’s book / private press production, printed …

  • # 29112

    CONNOR, Peter and JACKSON, Heather

    A catalogue of Greek vases in the collection of the University of Melbourne at the Ian Potter Museum of Art

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2000. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 208, extensively illustrated.  A fine copy, near-new. The catalogue of the University of Melbourne’s superb collection of Greek vases is now published as a sumptuous, fully colour-illustrated, cloth-covered volume which will suit the needs of students, researchers and interested readers. This richly illustrated book …

  • # 27602

    LONDON TRANSPORT

    Underground Railway Map. London Transport. Number 1, 1937

    London: London Transport, 1937. Folding colour London Underground map, 450 x 600 mm, folded, insert map of theatre district, a very good copy.

  • # 28094

    RAND McNALLY & Co.

    The battle ground of liberty, where Americans are fighting for humanity and lasting peace.

    A large scale detail map of the western battle front in Europe showing in minute detail the geographic features of the region; cities, towns, villages, rivers, and small streams, railroads and highways, as well as the topographical nature of the battle ground, and giving the farthest advance of the German armies, September 6th, 1914 and …

  • # 28431

    BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund, (1780-1857)

    [GLOBE; TASMANIA]. The world with ist [sic] inhabitants.

    Nuremberg : Bauer, c. 1830. Original card box with marbled paper sides measuring 60 x 52 x 54 mm, the engraved paper label on lid with title (mis-spelling ‘its’ as ‘ist’) and images of inhabitants from four continents, containing an original miniature terrestrial globe and folding paper concertina of vignettes of the races of the …

  • # 28091

    [THOMSON, John (1837-1921) (photographer) and Adolphe Smith HEADINGLEY (1846-1924)]

    Street Incidents : a series of twenty-one permanent photographs, with descriptive letter-press.

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. Quarto (285 x 220 mm), publisher’s pictorial red cloth stamped in gilt and black (boards with light staining and flecking, spine sunned and flecked), original patterned endpapers, pp [2], [1]-100, with 21 original woodburytypes from Thomson’s original dry-plate negatives, each with printed caption and red ruled …

  • # 27720

    BOUVERIE, Julia Fanny (née Montolieu) (1792-1836)

    Album of manuscript poetry by Julia Fanny Bouverie (née Montolieu), wife of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Frederick Bouverie. Portugal, 1827-28.

    Small quarto album (225 x 190 mm), half straight-grain black morocco over gilt-ruled straight-grain burgundy morocco boards (rubbed and with light staining, both boards with remnants of old paper labels); all edges gilt; front free-endpaper with ownership signature of Julia Fanny Bouverie, [80] pages of manuscript in ink on unruled paper, ms. pagination at upper corners …

  • # 28061

    MOFFATT-PENDER, Iain Macalastair (1894-1961)

    Moffat-Pender’s own corrected draft of his English translation of Kenneth Macleod’s essay “Duatharachd na mara”.

    “Duatharachd na mara.” (The Romance – or the Mystery of the Sea) / by Kenneth Macleod “The Minister of the Songs” translated by Iain Macalastair Moffatt-Pender. [In red ink above title: NOT FOR PUBLICATION]. [n.d., but 1927, or earlier]. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), typescript, still bound with the original loop of fine wire at top …

  • # 27178

    ADAM, Ricky

    Belfast Punk (deluxe edition with original signed photograph)

    Bologna : Damiani Editore, 2017. Quarto, illustrated boards in cardboard slipcase, button, limited to only 15 copies, with an original photograph by Ricky Adam, signed and numbered in an edition of 15. New copy, still sealed in shrinkwrap. ‘The Warzone Collective began in 1984 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, when a few local punks decided to …

  • # 26267

    LETAILLE, Charles (1815 - 1908)

    Le tour du monde, ou Jeu du petit voyageur.

    Dédié aux Enfans studieux. Par Charles Letaille. [Title on box lid]. Paris : Charles Letaille, [circa 1839]. Box of thick card, 212 x 310 x 41 mm, the lid with lithographed title and hand-coloured lithographic onlay ‘Passage d’une rivière dans une foret du Brésil’, and a pressed paper border decorated in gilt; the interior of the …

  • # 27367

    STANFORD, Edward

    London Atlas Map of Asia Minor, the Caucasus and the Black Sea

    London : Edward Stanford, circa 1900. Chromolithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, 515 x 775 mm (sheet), marbled card wrappers, a very good copy. London Atlas Series. Map of Asia Minor including Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, southern Russia, the Ukraine, Transcaucasia (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) and northern Persia (Iran).

  • # 27257

    SJÖMAN, Bror

    Designed in Finland 1965.

    Helsinki : Finnish Foreign Trade Association, 1965. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (rubbed, bump to foot of spine), advertisements, pp. 58, illustrated. Includes writing by Ulf Hård af Segerstad and others. Photo-illustrated book on Finnish modernism.