WILKINSON, Norman (1878-1971)
/ Written and drawn by Norman Wilkinson, R.I., with thirty full-page plates in colour, reproduced from water-colour drawings made on the spot, and a number of black-and-white illustrations. London : Longmans, Green and Co., 1915. First edition. Large square octavo, publisher’s pictorial cloth over boards (rubbed, corners bumped, spine-ends a little frayed), top edges gilt, …
HAMILTON, Ian, General Sir
London : Edward Arnold, 1920. First edition. Two volumes, thick octavo, publisher’s navy cloth covered boards in dust wrappers (spines sunned and chipped at ends, a few light marks); Volume 1. pp xv, 387, with 10 photographic plates and folding map at rear; Volume 2. pp vii, 349, 8 (publisher’s advertisements), with 10 photographic plates …
GRIEVE, Thomas (1799-1882); TELBIN, William (1812-1873); MARSHALL, Charles (1806-1890)
[GOLD RUSH] “The Overland Mail to India, frequently the route to Australia, by parties wishing to avoid a long sea voyage”. Broadside for Grieve and Telbin’s moving panorama The Overland Mail, exhibited by Charles Marshall at the Greenwich Lecture Hall, London, October 1853.
Deptford-Bridge, Greenwich : William Flashman, printer, . Broadside, 740 x 240 mm, recto only in black ink in various fonts; old horizontal fold, left hand edge a little roughened on upper section and closely trimmed on the lower half; otherwise in very good condition. The so-called Overland Route to India – and, by extension, to …
Dresden : Rudolf Kaemmerer Verlag, 1920. Quarto, illustrated papers boards (backstrip defective), lithographed bookplate by Irma Stern for herself to front pastedown (176 x 136 mm), pp. 54, one colour and 10 black and white plates. Text in German. From the library of important South African artist Irma Stern (1894 – 1966), with her lithographed …
BORODIN, M.M. (editor-in-chief)
Moscow : “The United Magazines and Newspapers”, 1935. “Fifth year, no. 38”. Folio newspaper, pp 12, illustrated; original folds, some mild toning, a very good copy. Text in English. English-language newspaper published by the Soviet propaganda machine in the year prior to the commencement of The Great Terror, presenting a picture of a socialist utopia.
Melbourne, Vic. : National Gallery of Victoria, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 287, illustrated.
LONDON STEREOSCOPIC COMPANY; [CAIRNS, Hugh McCalmont, 1st Earl Cairns, 1819-1885]
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), recto with printed caption beneath image ‘The Rt. Hon. Lord Cairns’; verso with imprint of The London Stereoscopic Company and contemporary pencilled inscription ‘Lord Chancellor’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns (1819-1885) was an Irish-born British …
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, …
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 …
Dublin : Sinn Féin Bureau, 16 Parnell Square, . Small octavo, original illustrated wrappers (upper wrapper lightly foxed), 15 pp, text in English and Gaelic (pp 3-4), contents clean and sound, a good copy. A rare Sinn Féin publication. Brian O’Higgins was a founding member of Sinn Féin and President of the organisation between 1931 and …
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 …
NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)
Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …
[VALENTINE & SONS; E.A. SCHWERDTFEGER & CO.]
Twenty-seven chromolithographic postcards published by Valentine & Co., Dundee, London and New York, format 88 x 138 mm, all with printed captions and imprinted verso ‘Japan British Exhibition Official Post Card’; [TOGETHER WITH] two sepia tone photographic postcards of the Exhibition published by E. A. Schwerdtfeger, London; all twenty-nine postcards are unused and in fine …
COUSENS, Mrs. Fanny
With pretty and instructive tales. London : Dean & Son, circa 1870. Octavo, illustrated boards (rubbed and creased), cloth spine, inscription dated 1883 to title page, pp. 16, three chromolithograph pop-up illustrations (one figure beheaded), some soiling and handling, else good. Mrs Cousens designed a number of publications for Dean & Son between the 1870s …
London : Dean & Son, Octavo, circa 1840. Octavo, illustrated wrappers with period French bookseller’s engraved label, pp. 11, with 12 hand coloured illustrations, a very good copy. A delightful illustrated reader for Victorian children, with a charming vignette of a boy and girl discovering knowledge of the world in front of a floor globe, …
ONWHYN, Thomas (1814-1886)
[GREAT EXHIBITION] Mr. Goggleye’s Visit to the Exhibition of National Industry to be Held in London on the 1st of April 1851.
London, Timy. Takemin, Hyde Park, . Folding engraved panorama (113 x 210 mm, folding to 113 x 96 mm); a defective example, lacking the original boards and consequently with only 22 (of 23) engraved scenes; occasional browning and foxing, first panel chipped at left edge. Thomas Onwhyn (1814-1886) was an English satirical artist, illustrator, engraver, …