[France] : s.l., s.n., circa 1820. Carnet of thick blue card, 110 x 75 mm, with hand coloured engraved title label depicting inhabitants from the four corners of the world, containing 25 hand coloured cards on blue paper backing, each depicting a male and female inhabitant from a different region, with accompanying descriptive text. Fine condition. …
DERMÉE, Paul; TZARA, Tristan; BRETON, André; APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume; DELAUNAY, Robert, et al.
A collection of ephemeral publications, 1917 – 1960s. Dada and Surrealism – both diffuse artistic, literary and intellectual movements – were defining stages in the history of Modernism. Dada took shape in 1916 in Zurich at the famous Cabaret Voltaire, emerging in the work of artists and poets such as Tristan Tzara and Hans Arp. …
XIPHILINUS, Joannes (John); DIO CASSIUS
[BINDING] Ek ton Dionos tou Nikaeos Romanikon istorion, apo Pompeiou Magnou mechris Alexandrou tou Mamaias, epitome Ioannou tou Xiphilinou = Dionis Nicaei rerum Romanarum a Pompeio Magno ad Alexandrum Mamaeae, epitome authore Ioanne Xiphilino.
Lutetiae [Paris] : Regiis typis [Robert Estienne], 1551. Quarto (250 x 180 mm), in a striking contemporary binding of reused vellum containing 100 lines of fourteenth century manuscript in Latin, in black with initials in red and green, probably taken from a series of lections for the feast of St Peter, upper and lower boards with later …
LANCASHIRE HUMANE SOCETY; HARVEY, S.
[BROADSIDE; MEDICINE] Cautions, Directions, and Rewards, offered by the Lancashire Humane Society. Instituted November, 1789. For preserving Life in various Cases of Sudden Danger and Seeming Death.
At head of sheet: To be Hung up in all Servants-Halls, Public, Turnpike, Lonely Houses, Mills, Places of Special Danger, And in any Place where it may be thought useful. N.B. A Pasteboard or a Frame recommended. Any Place wanting a Copy of the Sheet, may be furnished therewith by applying to Mr. Harvey, Apothecary, …
em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, ; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, ; …
HM OFFICE OF WORKS; [MUSGRAVE PARKER, George; MILES, Charlotte Lilian]
Admission ticket, 120 x 150 mm, printed both sides on thin yellow card, recto with red stamp of HM Office of Works, stamped number ‘147’, and the signatures of three friends who attended the post-Coronation procession along The Mall, Tasmanian physician George Musgrave Parker (1885-1965), his future wife Lillian Charlotte Miles (1883-1969, daughter of Tasmanian …
THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT GARDEN. [LISTON, John, c.1776-1846]
[THEATRE PLAYBILL] For the Benefit of Mr & Mrs Liston. Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, this present Wednesday, June 15, 1814.
Will be performed [for the first time] a New Comick Extravaganza called Broad but not Long: Or, How to Damn a New Piece … the New Grand Serio-Comick Melo-Dramatick Romance called The Black Princess … After which, the Comedy of Who Wants a Guinea? … To which will be added (2d time) the musical Entertainment …
THE BARROW TESTIMONIAL COMMITTEE
Ulverston, U.K. : S. Soulby, printer, &c., King-street, May 14, 1850. Broadside, 315 x 210 mm, letterpress-printed recto only, royal coat of arms at the head; in good condition, with a light horizontal fold and mild creasing. Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, although historically it has been regarded as part of Lancashire. Ulverston’s most visible …
SFORZA, Gian Galeazzo Maria, 1469-1494; [Isabella of Aragon, 1470-1524]
A signed love letter of the young Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1469-1494) to his future bride, Isabella of Aragon (1470-1524). Sforza was later a confidant of Leonardo da Vinci; Isabella is considered by art historian Maike Vogt-Luerssen to have been the model for Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. Bifolium, 300 x 210 mm, on paper bearing the …
OLEARIUS, Adam (1603-1671); MANDELSLO, Johann Albrecht von (1616-1644); DAVIES, John (translator)
The voyages and travells of the Ambassadors sent by Frederick Duke of Holstein, to the Great Duke of Muscovy, and the King of Persia. Begun in the Year M.DC. XXXIII. and finish’d in M.DC. XXXIX. Containing a Compleat History of Muscovy, Tartary, Persia … whereto are added the Travels of John Albert de Mandelslo … into the East-Indies … …
London : for John Starkey and Thomas Basset, 1669. Second edition. Two parts in one volume, folio, contemporary full mottled calf with blind embossed boards, spine with raised bands and contrasting morocco title label with gilt lettering and ornament, front pastedown with eighteenth century armorial bookplate of John and Louisa Trevelyan, additional engraved title incorporating 5 portraits, main …
The Driffield angler, in two parts : containing descriptions of the different kinds of fresh water fish, and the best methods for taking them in rivers, lakes, and fish ponds
With full directions for baits, and the manner of making artificial flies for every month in the season. To which are added instructions for shooting : with rules for breeding, breaking, and management of Pointers and Spaniels, and the choice of guns for game and wild fowl. With a description of the The Forest Blair, in …
[Kendal, U.K.] : Printed on a Moveable Platform, during the above Procession, and distributed to the Public, 3 July 1837. Broadside, 330 x 215 mm, lithograph printed recto only on poor quality paper; in good condition, with old folds, mild creasing, and wear to bottom edge. An apparently unrecorded souvenir programme, printed during the procession …
Photographers unknown. [CLOUGH, Anne Jemima, 1820-1892]; [LINDT, John William, 1845-1926]
[WOMEN’S EDUCATION] Photograph album of the University of Cambridge, compiled by a graduate of Newnham College. Bound in Melbourne, early 1890s.
Photograph album by J.W. Lindt, Melbourne, early 1890s. Oblong quarto, padded leather with gilt blind-tooling stamped ‘From J.W. Lindt’s Studio, Melbourne’, lining papers with floral decoration in gold, all edges gilt, containing  leaves of thick card with 20 albumen silver photographs (photographer unidentified) of the University of Cambridge, in uniform format 150 x 205 …
BONE, Muirhead (1876-1953)
Circa 1930. Black ink, grey wash and pencil on artist’s paper, 110 x 180 mm, captioned in sepia ink lower right Poplar, and signed in pencil lower left Muirhead Bone; the paper with a few toning spots; verso with two residual hinges at the upper corners; entirely stable. The Glasgow-born artist Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) was …
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 …
TOZER, Noel; [FRITH, Frederick, 1819-1871 et al.]
[TASMANIA; NEW ZEALAND] Snips & snaps : the Friths : a nineteenth century family of portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists and photographic artists
Dangar, N.S.W. : Edmund & Alexander, 2018. Large quarto (280 x 260 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers; 288 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white, maps; a brand new publication. ‘In the early nineteenth century, likenesses in profile, or silhouettes, sometimes delicately highlighted in gold were all ordinary folk could afford. The Frith …