MORAND, Paul; BRASSAÏ (1899 - 1984)
Paris: Edition Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1933. Quarto, photographic wrappers, spiral bound (with all the perforations intact), lettered on front cover in red, small creases lower right and upper right corners, a few light marks, but overall a very good copy of a notoriously fragile and significant photobook. Pp. 12; text by Morand, 64 full page …
Bahamas : Britain in Pictures Publishers, . Quarto, cloth boards, pp 23. With eleven plates in colour and eleven in text illustrations. Inscribed by author on fly leaf.
MORTON, Andrew; [Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997)
New York : Simon & Schuster, 1994. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s grey cloth backed papered boards with gilt lettered spine, in pictorial dust jacket (front panel with light mark caused by removal of price sticker), signed by Diana, Princess of Wales in pen on the title page: ‘Diana’; 176 pp, photographic plates; a fine copy. …
New York : William Farquhar Payson, 1932. First edtition. Octavo, buff-coloured linen boards (sunned and lightly foxed) with gilt stamped Imperial Russian crest (the Romanov double-headed eagle) to upper board, gilt lettered spine; pastedowns with offsetting, rear hinge a little weak; a presentation copy, inscribed on the front free-endpaper ‘To Roy E. Tilles, with all …
COMMUNIST PARTY USA, LACKAWANNA BRANCH.
Protest Hitler war-acts against Czechoslovakia and the rest of the peace-loving & democratic countries of the world! Street meeting Thursday Sept. 15th 8 pm, corner of Ridge Rd. and Gates Ave.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Lackawanna Branch, 1938. Broadsheet, 275 x 215 mm, roneo printed one side only, illustrated with a lampoon of Hitler as a diabolical monster; old ink inscription bottom right ‘Buffalo, 1938’; age-toning around the edges, but in fine condition. Rallies organised by the CPUSA to protest against the military actions …
Sydney : Hodder & Stoughton, 1983. Fourth impression. Octavo, black cloth covered boards in pictorial dust jacket, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page ‘To Colin, Supremo, Best wishes Tom Keneally 1984’ with a small self-portrait sketch; 432 pp; a fine inscribed copy. Keneally’s Booker Prize winning novel, the basis for Spielberg’s …
BOEMUS, Johannes, 1485-1534
Omnium gentium mores leges et ritus ex multis clarissimis rerum scriptoribus … collectos: & in libros tris distinctos Aphricam, Asiam, Europam, optime lector lege
Augsburg : Augustae Vindelicorum excusa in officina Sigismundi Grimm medici, ac Marci Wirsung, 1520. [Imprint from colophon]. First edition. Folio, later vellum, three raised bands to spine; added title page: Repertorium librorum trium Ioannis Boemi de omnium gentium ritibus. Item index rerum scitu digniorum in eosdem, set within a decorative woodcut border, an old paper repair to centre; …
AMATI, Scipione; HENDSCHEL, Tobias (translator); [SOTELO, Luis, 1574-1624]
Relation und gründtlicher Bericht von dess Königreichs Voxu im Japonischen Keyserthumb gottseliger Bekehrung und dessentwegen außgefertigter Ambasciada : an Päbst. Heil. gen Rom Paulum den fünfften, und an die Cathol. May. Philip. den dritten König in Hispania etc. Anno 1615. durch Ludovicum Sotelum S. Francisci Ordens … und … Don: Rocuyemon Faxecura …
Ingolstadt: in der Ederischen Truckerey, bey Elisabeth Angermayrin, Wittib, 1617. Small quarto, recent straight grain morocco with ornamental gilt borders, spine with raised bands lettered and decorated in gilt, pp  (including engraved title and frontispiece portrait of Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga), 292, 109 (Englischen Liebbrinnendten S. Francisci Ordens); head- and tailpieces, historiated intitials; occasional browning and spotting, a …
[MANUSCRIPT] A Journal or Narrative of the Proceedings betweene the Commissioners appointed by His Majestie, and the Commissioners Deputed by the States Generall, pursuant to the Treaty of Peace made at Westminster 9/19 Ffebruary 1673/4 Concerning a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the World. And also an Article particularly relateing to the English and Dutch East India Companyes Concluded in the yeare 1674.
[London, 1674-75]. Folio, old mottled calf gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; manuscript written in English, Latin, Dutch and French in several contemporary secretarial hands; ff 269; clean and fresh throughout. An important contemporary manuscript record of the Mixed Commission established to draw up a Treaty Marine and …
Coxe, William (1748-1828)
To which are added, the conquest of Siberia, and the history of the transactions and commerce between Russia and China. London : J. Nichols, 1780. First edition. Quarto, full polished calf (a couple of scuffs to the boards), spine extensively decorated in gilt, contrasting morocco title label, expertly rebacked, folding frontispiece map of the Russian …
KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang
Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in three compartments: …
MALINOVSKII, Aleksei Fedorovich, 1762-1840; VALUEV, Petr Stepanovich (editor)
v Moskve obrietaiushchagosia. Chast’ pervaya. [=Historical account of the Old Russian Museum, known as the Masterskaia Workshop and Armoury Palaces, in Moscow. Part one.] [Moskva]: Gosudarstvennaia Oruzheinaia palata [The State Armoury of the Kremlin], 1807. Elephant folio, 485 x 335 x 30 mm, original quarter leather over continental European papered boards (very good, with minor …
MORRIS, William, 1834-1896
A fine copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer, recognised as the finest book printed since the Gutenberg Bible. Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1896. Folio, bound in full rich tan morocco, with raised beveled panels to front and rear boards, blind-stamped in a diamond pattern, borders and dentelles also stamped in blind, leather inlay gilt-lettered with “Chaucer’s Works”, spine with five …
GROSZ, George (1893-1959)
[Between 1940 and 1945]. Tempera on card; various dimensions from 75 x 200 mm to 130 x 280 mm (irregular), four with illustrations; all in very good condition. The German Dada caricaturist and painter George Grosz spent much of his career in America, where he lived and worked between 1933 and 1958. This playful set …
NAPOLEON, Antonio F.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Antonio F. Napoleon, Barcelona; the albumen print has some mottling in the negative, but is in very good condition; the mount is fine.
LA CARRIERES, A.-C. de
[GOLD RUSH] Voyage aux pays aurifères : Afrique, Mexique, Californie, Pérou, Chili, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Australie, Russie.
Illustré de 12 gravures à deux teintes et d’un très-grand nombre de vignettes sur bois par J. B. Arnout père. Paris : A. Courcher, . Octavo, original quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (stained, upper board a little bowed), spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed), all edges gilt, silk lining …