A significant unofficial photographic record of the Western Front in 1918, taken with a private camera by a young Australian soldier from Perth; a total of 267 photographs contained in four albums. Private Laurence Lee, 7994, 16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement, A.I.F., a labourer from Western Australia, enlisted at Perth on 29 August 1917, at the age of 19. His …
[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 …
MORRIS, William (1834 - 1896)
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 raised bands and contrasting morocco title label stamped in gilt, compartments containing vertical lines stamped …
Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization
[Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a “primitive” society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery …
Wrexham : John Painter, 1799. First edition. Quarto, full calf by J. Gill of Penhryn, elaborately tooled in blind and gilt, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate for John Hughes (1810-1871) to front pastedown, pp 192, the twelve engraved plates replaced by twelve magnificent original paintings heightened with gold of the royal arms …
James Boring’s second annual summer cruise to Iceland, land of midnight sun; Norway’s fjords; Scandinavia’s capitals, Scotland (with stopover), sailing from New York June 29, 1929 on specially chartered White Star Line S. S. Calgaric
New York : James Boring Travel Service, 1929. Octavo, spectacular art deco printed wrappers, pp. 48, photographs.
Dettagli sopra la giovine Esquimaude giunta in Francia il 27 Luglio 1827 in compagnia degli Indiani-Osagi venuti dall’America e presentati a S. M. Carlo X. nel suo Palazzo Reale di S. Cloud il 15 Agosto 1827 e che Il. Sig. Paganini espone alla pubblica vista. Compendio della nascita e costumi di questa giovine Esquimaude ed altre particolarita’ degne dell’ osservazione del pubblico.
[Cover title: L’Esquimade vivente.] Torino : Tipografia Eredi Bianco e Comp., 1838. Octavo, original green printed wrappers (stitching a little loose, a trifle dog-eared), woodcut frontispiece illustration of the young female Inuit, pp 16; internally clean and sound, a good copy. This scarce pamphlet – a wonderful example of the nineteenth century European public’s fascination with travelling exhibitions …
Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]
[Germany, circa 1937]. Calligraphic manuscript. Small folio (320 x 230 mm), original quarter cloth over papered boards with onlaid manuscript title to front 'Ernst Wiechert. Eine Mauer um uns Baue'; stitch bound; pp 44, calligraphic manuscript in red and black inks; scattered mild foxing, confined to the margins of the leaves; else fine. Ernst Wiechert …
Coxe, William (1748-1828)
$6,000 USD 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 …
Gonsalves, Gaspar, 1540-1590; Boccapaduli, Antonio, 1530-1593
$22,000 USD die XXIII. Martii, M.D. LXXXV. Romæ : Apud Franciscum Zannettum, 1585. [Rome : Francesco Zanetti, 1585]. Quarto, nineteenth century blue goatskin binding ruled in triple gilt and signed by Emile Rouselle of Paris (corners rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt tooling, gilt dentelles; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; pp 15; early manuscript foliation; …
Ciappi, Marc Antonio, active 1577-1601
In Roma : nelle stamperia degli Accolti, MDXCVI. [Rome : Accolti, 1596]. Second edition. Quarto, later vellum ruled in red; calligraphic lettering to spine; marbled endpapers; pp [viii],120, ; light foxing; title with woodcut printer’s device, portrait on verso; title with early inscriptions; numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, including the Jesuit seminaries in Japan, …
JAMES R. LAWSON PTY. LTD.
drawings, historic and modern laces, coins, tokens and medals, to be sold by public auction on Tuesday, 27th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th, November, 1945, under instruction from and as directed by the executors of the will of the Late Mrs. A. B. Triggs. Sydney : Websdale, Shoosmith, 1945. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (lightly marked and …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. December 1905. No. 33. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached and chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 10 artefacts from British New …
MAGRITTE, René (1898-1967)
Brussels : SABAM, [c. 1980]. Poster, 350 x 280 mm (sheet 390 x 430 mm), offset printed; unmounted; fine condition. A reproduction of Magritte's design for the cover of the original sheet music for Elle a mis son smoking [=She put on her smoking jacket], Editions musicales de l'Art belge, Brussels, 1926; a one-step (foxtrot) composed by …
Five stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs, each individual image 73 x 80 mm, side-by-side on their original plain mounts, each 92 x 177 mm; verso of one with with contemporary inscription in ink 'On the beach, Colwyn Bay'; the prints and mounts are all in very good condition. Charming group of late Victorian (or early …
Stereoscopic silver albumen print photograph, each individual image 85 x 72 mm, on original plain mount, 87 x 178 mm, recto with wet stamp of 'H. Worgan, Derby'; verso with contemporary pencilled inscription 'Neggars [?] on Douglas Head, Isle of Man'; in the background is a large sign advertising concerts organised by the Pavilion Theatre …
Stereoscopic silver albumen print photograph, each individual image 85 x 72 mm, on original plain mount, 87 x 178 mm, recto with wet stamp of 'H. Worgan, Derby'; verso with contemporary pencilled inscription 'Isle of Man, Douglas Head'; the prints are in very good condition; the mount has a tiny amount of foxing, confined to …
Stereoscopic silver albumen print photograph, each individual image 85 x 72 mm, on original plain mount, 87 x 178 mm, recto with wet stamp of 'H. Worgan, Derby'; verso with contemporary pencilled inscription 'Laxey Wheel, Isle of Man''; the prints are in very good condition; the mount has a small amount of foxing, confined to …
ARNOUX, Guy (1886-1951)
[Paris : the artist, c.1920]. Pochoir wood engraving on watermarked laid paper, 240 x 310 mm (sheet); signed by the artist in the image; no. 12 from a set of 12 pochoir engavings printed in small numbers by French artist and illustrator Guy Arnoux titled Chansons tirées des recueils anciens, par les soins d'un Amateur; avec …
WEST, Fitzmaurice (maker); [ERNST AUGUST, Crown Prince of Hanover, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, 1845-1923]
[London : Fitzmaurice West, circa 1845]. Portable writing case, 380 x 250 x 155 mm, in black morocco; hinged lid with collapsible gilt bronze carry handle; blind tooled decoration in the form of fleurs-de-lis and gilt stamped monogram with the German Gothic initial E surmounted by a royal coronet; front side with working Bramah lock, the …
GOESIN, Petrus de
van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, . Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …
TZARA, Tristan (1896-1963)
Paris : GLM, 1946. Edition limited to 380 numbered examples and 25 hors commerce copies; this is one of 355 copies on vélin du Marais (no. 57). Small quarto (260 x 200 mm), printed card covers, pp 39, [1 colophon]; a fine copy. The full text of the play Le coeur à gaz, by Romanian-born Dadaist …
Aftermath of the explosion of the Mainz powder magazine, 18 November 1857 : three published sketches
Three original sketches for wood engravings published in the Illustrated London News; charcoal and chalk on paper, on individual sheets, 185 x 270 mm; 158 x 240 mm; 160 x 245 mm; each sketch is captioned beneath the image but not signed; versos with descriptions by the artist of each scene; original fold lines; small …
LEPAPE, Georges (1887-1971)
[France : circa 1925]. Watercolour on paper, 170 x 170 mm, signed in full by the artist at lower right; matted and framed. An original untitled work by the great Art Déco commercial artist Georges Lepape. Lepape was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1910 he began his long association with the haute …
RALEIGH, Walter, Sir (1552?-1618); [DANIEL, Samuel, attributed, 1562-1619]
entitled the conqueror. Written by Sir Walter Raleigh, Kt. and dedicated to the then Earl of Salisbury. London : Printed for Sam. Keble at the Great-Turks-Head in Fleet-street. And Dan. Brown at the Black-Swan and Bible without Temple-Bar, 1693. First edition. Small octavo, contemporary calf (boards a little warped; short splits at head and tail …
London : The London Magazine, May 1777. Copperplate engraving, 175 x 105 (plate line). Accompanied by a photocopy of the letterpress sheet from The London Magazine with a lengthy article about the two criminals. Probably the earliest portrait of the famous convict.
and a residence in St. Petersburg and Odessa, in the years 1827 – 1829; intended to give some account of Russia as it is, and not as it is represented to be, &c. &c. London : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1830. Octavo, gilt-lettered crushed morocco (joints rubbed), gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, pp. …
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 …
London : Houlston and Wright 1860. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked purple cloth (lightly rubbed and faded) with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, title page with small ownership signature dated 1894, xv, 240 pp, internally bright and clean with some pages uncut; a near fine copy. Scarce. Copies are recorded in only …
BRITISH MUSEUM. TRUSTEES.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1925. Second edition. Octavo, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (lightly marked; cloth frayed at tail of spine), colour frontispiece plate, xvi, 319 pp, 20 plates, 293 illustrations and 3 maps, contents clean and sound, a good copy.
POULAT, Emile; POULAT, Yves
Three manuscripts on the theory and practice of fabric manufacture (weaving and embroidery), compiled by two generations of scholar-workers studying at the renowned L'École municipale de tissage et de broderie de Lyon; the first volume, by Emile Poulat, titled Cours de théorie 1908-1909; the second and third volumes, by his son Yves Poulat, titled Cours de théorie …
[ROYAL LIVER FRIENDLY SOCIETY]
[=Regulations of the Royal Liver Friendly Society, established July 1858]. Lerpwl [Liverpool] : J. Stephenson & Co., Prescot Street, 1858. Octavo, original salmon-coloured wrappers (heavily marked, lower wrapper with manuscript address and postal markings, vertical fold for original mailing, dog-eared corners), pp 24, folding table at rear, contents clean and sound. Text in Welsh.
SALA, George Augustius
[Cover title]. London : Madame Tussaud & Sons, Ltd., 1897. Jubilee edition. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (chipped, spine reinforced with tape), pp [12 advertisements], 84, [2 advertisements], internally clean and sound. Rare. OCLC records only one copy (International Institute of Social History, Amesterdam); COPAC records two copies (V & A Libraries; National Library of Wales).
TOYNBEE, Arnold. J.
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (slightly dog-eared), 119 pp, includes map of Armenia, highlighting areas of atrocity, and sections examining the periods before, during, and after the genocide; also includes the transcript of a speech delivered by Lord Bryce in the House of Lords.
KEYNES, John Maynard (1883-1946)
London : Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1940. First edition. Small octavo, publisher's printed teal coloured boards (lightly marked), front paste-down with ownership inscription dated 1940, 88 pp, a very good copy.
ZINOVYEV, Grigoriy Yevseyevich; TROTSKY, Leon
anniversaire de la Révolution d'Octobre. Pétrograd : Ed. de l'Internationale Communiste, 1920. Octavo, original printed pink wrappers (lightly marked and with mild foxing; ownership inscription to upper wrapper), stapled, 16 pp, contents clean and sound, a good copy. Two articles by Zinovyev and Trotsky published on the occasion of the second anniversary of the October Revolution.
Villefranche : Imp. Blanc et Mercier [for Jules Sain], August 1898. Single folio sheet, folding to  pp quarto, all pages printed, original folds, contemporary annotation in lower corner of front page, but a good copy of this trade catalogue of a Loire region winery.
GRANDES PEPINIERES DU ROUSSILLON
[Perpignan?] : Grandes Pépinières du Roussillon, October, 1890. Large octavo, printed pink wrappers, staple bound, 19 pp, a good copy of this trade catalogue issued by a winemaker of the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
Limoges: Martial Ardant frères, 1854. Octavo, polychromatic cloth, all edges gilt, 208 pp., 23 plates of races of the world, including the Americas,Asia, Europe, Africa and the Pacific. A French geographical book for children, recounting the stories of voyages made by great explorers to the four corners of the globe. Includes the expeditions of Columbus, Cook, …
JOSEPH, MYERS & CO.
London : [Joseph, Myers & Co.] printed by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment, Hamburg, c. 1860. Engraved folding pictorial ephemeron, die cut in the shape of a rose, diameter when unfolded of 265 mm, with 28 scenes of Weimar, Erfurt, Gotha and Eisenach, curiously lacking the chromolithographed rose which usually forms the outer covers of these …
Fondateur et Directeur: Dr. Vittorio Podrecca (Rome 33, Via Boezio 8). [Roma?] : s.n. . Quarto, textured card covers with pictorial onlay (covers lightly marked and creased), original silk cord ties, 32 pp (mild foxing to opening and centre pages, a couple of spots of surface damage on pages 30 and 31), illustrated with b/w …
JOSEPH, MYERS & CO.
[London: Joseph, Myers & Co., circa 1860]. Chromolithographed and engraved folding pictorial ephemeron, die cut in the shape of a rose, diameter when unfolded of 265 mm, with 28 steel engraved vignette views of Milan, Lake Lugano and Lake Como, imprinted at centre of one side 'From C. Adler's Printing Establishment, Hamburg', with imprint in …
JOSEPH, MYERS & CO.
[London: Joseph, Myers & Co., circa 1860]. Chromolithographed and engraved folding pictorial ephemeron, die cut in the shape of a rose, diameter when unfolded of 265 mm, with 28 steel engraved vignette views of the Belgian towns of Ostende and Bruges, imprinted at centre 'Vues de Ostende, gravées par C. Adler à Hambourg'. A fine example, intact, …
FRITH, Francis (1822-1898), attributed.
Apart from the celebrated series of photographs taken during visits to Egypt and the Holy Land, the renowned British photographer Francis Frith is noted for his images of landscapes, towns and historic buidings in England and Wales. Frith’s photographic business was so successful that it continued to operate under the family name until 1968 – …
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 …
NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm, studio imprint of Negretti & Zambra, Crystal Palace [London]. Some mild foxing; otherwise a strong print in good condition. The British elephant trainer George William Lockhart (1849-1904) was born into a family of circus performers. He worked as a clown and acrobat until an …
ALMQVIST, Carl Jonas Love, 1793-1866
THE FIRST WORK OF FICTION WRITTEN IN SWEDISH TO HAVE AN AUSTRALIAN SETTING. Stockholm : Gadelius, 1817. First edition. Duodecimo, modern half green morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering (sunned), modern marbled endpapers, original printed front wrapper bound in (but lacking the rear cover), 98 pp. A crisp, clean copy …
Souvenir in commemoration. Route and guide of the Lord Mayor's Show. Tuesday 9th November 1926. London : S. Burgess, . Tissue with printed design (370 x 370 mm) (intact with some very minor edge loss and perforations, horizontal fold). Colourful border of flags and floral design, with a central graphic showing the Lord Mayor's coach, …
Historical Pastime or a New Game of the History of England from the Conquest to the Accession of George the Third. London : Harris & Wallis, 1803. Engraved board game, dissected and laid on linen, depicting major events in British history, including the War with America and the South Sea Bubble. Lacking the case and …