London : W Kent, 1861. Octavo, cloth boards with decorations in blind (minor sunning), pp [vi]-174. A charming and detailed guide to the Derbyshire region, with emphasis given to fishing and game sport, as well as a proposed railway in the area. Westwood and Satchell, p. 1.
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 …
"The Amateur Angler" [pseud.]
London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887. Octavo, green pictorial limp boards, pp x-136; a fine copy. Bushell, p.70.
The angler’s instructor : a treatise on the best modes of angling in English rivers, lakes, and ponds, and on the habits of fish
London : Longmans, . Third edition (revised). Octavo, green cloth pictorial boards decorated in black and lettered in gilt; pp vii-188; a fine copy. An interesting publication on the Nottingham school of angling, which opted to cast directly from a wooden reel without a check with a ‘Derby twist’ silk running line. The dominant Thames school …
Containing an account of all the best places for angling, the means used to obtain permission, as well as an account for the different sorts of fish contained therein: the tackle, baits, & other requisites to form an expert angler: with correct description of tying hooks, making artificial flies, repairing tackle, &c. London : The author, [c.1830]. …
To which is added a catalogue of books on angling. London : William Pickering, 1835. First edition. Octavo, green pebbled cloth boards, spine with printed paper label; pp xvi-256, uncut; a few pencil annotations; a fine copy. The Reminiscences comprise a selection of ‘anecdotes on fish and fishing’ taken from books and newspapers. The appended catalogue draws heavily on …
With a history of the propagation, growth, and metamorphoses of the salmon. London : G. Routledge & Co., 1854. First edition. Octavo, rebound in (later?) nineteenth century green cloth with gilt lettering and paper title label pasted on spine, inscription of previous owner to verso of front endpaper, pp iv-144; lithographed illustrations; very clean throughout. …
The Amateur Angler [pseud. E Marsten]
London : Sampson Low Marston, 1896. First edition. Octavo, pictorial green cloth boards (lightly rubbed), ink marks on lower board, pp xiv-134; illustrated with fifteen photographic plates; clean throughout. Bushell, p.70.
Clericus [pseud. Rev. William Cartwright]
London : Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1874. First edition. Octavo, green cloth boards, upper board with decorative fly fishing lure in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, all edges stained red, author’s presentation inscription on title page; frontispiece and title page with small stains to fore-edge; pp 271; with 10 illustrations of angling scenes. Westwood and …
DAVY, Sir Humphry
With some account of the habits of fishes belonging to the genus Salmo. London : John Murray, 1869. Fifth edition. Octavo, blue cloth boards (lightly rubbed), spine lettered in gilt, uncut and partially unopened, pp xvi-306; the final edition published, illustrated throughout, with some earlier woodcuts substituted for engravings; the prior edition was enlarged by Dr. John …
The Amateur Angler [pseud. E. Marsten]
London : Sampson Low, Marston, 1892. First edition. The large paper issue, limited to 250 copies, with this copy numbered 95 with initials of author. Octavo, vegetable parchment over boards (some chipping), lettered and decorated in black and red, pages uncut and partially unopened, pp viii-120; illustrated with six photographic plates; a near fine copy. …
MARINETTI, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944; RUSSOLO, Luigi, 1885-1947; BOCCIONI, Umberto, 1882-1916, et al.
A collection of key manifestos and other ephemeral publications from Futurism’s most vital period, 1910-1913. The Italian poet Marinetti published his Manifesto del Futurismo in 1909. Above all, his philosophy called for a rejection of the past and a celebration of change; Futurism was the promoter of urban modernity and the power of the machine, as …
POPE INNOCENT IV (Sinibaldo Fieschi), 1195-1254
Innocent IV, born Sinibaldo Fieschi in 1195, was Pope of the Catholic Church from 1243 until his death in 1254. This bull is addressed to the monastery of Moutiers-Saint-Jean de Réôme (in the village of Moutiers-Saint-Jean, Bourgogne). The document deals with the debts of the monastery and is dated 26 September 1252. Originally the bull would have been sealed …
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, the manuscript in a …
SAINT BONAVENTURE (Giovanni di Fidanza), 1221-1274; PETRUS LOMBARDUS, 1100-1160
A rare example of a finely preserved Renaissance chained binding. Nuremberg : Anton Koberger, (after 2 March) 1491. Two parts in one volume, chancery folio (315 x 213 mm); contemporary chained binding from the Carmelite convent of Bamberg, blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, centre and corner brass bosses, two clasps; entire chain (98 cm), including the eyelet, attached to head …
GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques, 1757-1810
Encyclopédie des voyages, contenant l’abrégé historique des moeurs, usages, habitudes domestiques, religions, habitudes domestiques, religions, fêtes, supplices, funérailles, sciences, arts, et commerce de tous les peuples : er la collection complette de leurs habillemens civils, militaires, religieux et dignitaires, dessinés d’après nature, gravés avec soin et coloriés à l’aquarelle.
Rare set of Grasset de Saint-Sauveur’s ethnographic encyclopaedia, containing additional plates and in a fine binding. [Paris] : Deroy, 1796. First edition. Quarto, five volumes bound in four, early nineteenth century full vellum with central arabesque lozenges tooled in blind, manuscript titles to spines, green silk ribbons, four engraved frontispieces and 434 plates, all with fine original …
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 …
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 …
Steel’s naval chronologist of the late war, from its commencement in February 1793, to its conclusion in 1801.
Third edition, corrected and greatly enlarged. London : P. Steel, [c. 1802]. Small quarto, half-morocco over marbled boards (worn, boards detached), bookplate from the United Service Museum to front pastedown with discard stamp, engraved frontispiece (of a medal designed by Thomas Bewick), pp. ; civ; 122; 5 engraved charts; , occasional foxing. Scarce book on …
GIBSON, Andrew Lucian (Scotland, 1796 - "Tirranna", near Goulburn, 1840)
Sketches made during the Napoleonic Wars and later (c.1815-1821), by military surgeon Dr. Andrew Gibson, founder of Tirranna station near Goulburn, New South Wales
Nine leaves removed from a small early nineteenth century sketchbook, trimmed to various dimensions up to 160 x 100 mm, eight with watercolour and pencil vignettes and manuscript captions in ink, one with manuscript bearing the artist’s name, ‘Andrew Lucian Gibson’, laid down on a later nineteenth century backing sheet, 380 x 320 mm; in very good condition, with some mild …
IRIBE, Paul (1883 - 1935)
Paris : Editions Iribe, . Quarto, lettered boards with glassine cover (split, as usual), spiral bound, pp. 32; 7 gold and silver foil plates with acetate overlays (the metallic plates corroded, as always), else very good. An icon of art deco design by the legendary Paul Iribe. Limited to 800 copies, this one of the …
MANLEY, Admiral Isaac (1755 - 1837)
A set of books from the library of Admiral Isaac Manley, the last surviving crew member on Captain Cook’s Endeavour voyage
Paris and the Parisians, in 1835. London : Richard Bentley, 1836. Two volumes, octavo, publisher’s cloth (spines defective), pp. xv; 418; vii; 412; Manley’s armorial bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1 (bearing the family motto Manus hæc inimica tyrannis – This hand is hostile to tyrants), each volume signed on the title page ‘Admiral Manley’. Born in London …
SEGUR, Compesse de; STERRETT, Virginia
Illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett. Philadelphia : Penn Publishing Company, . Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth with pictorial onlay (slightly dulled to spine and rubbed lower edge), decorated endpapers, black and white illustrations, 8 magnificent colour plates. A fine copy. A superior copy of this book of fairy tales with illustrations done by Sterrett at the age of …
[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 …
Löhr, Marie Kaye Wouldes (1890-1975)
Typed draft letter signed by Australian actor Marie Löhr, promoting a special benefit performance at her Globe Theatre, London, in November 1918
Quarto sheet (250 x 200 mm), typed letter on the red embossed letterhead of the Globe Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue, W.1. Lessees: Anthony Prinsep and Marie Löhr. Under the Management of Marie Löhr; dated 26 October 1918 and addressed to a Mr. Northcott, inviting him to attend a special matinee performance of Edmond Rostand’s L’Aiglon, with Marie Löhr herself playing the …
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 …
With full information as to fishing stations, bait, distances, &c. London : Jarrold & Sons, 1893. Fourth edition. Octavo, plain paper wrappers hand titled in ink, spine sunned, pp 112, with extensive advertisements. With seven illustrations of fishing spots across Norfolk, and two maps of the local area.
STODDART, Thomas Tod
Edinburgh : W. & R. Chambers, 1836. Second edition. Octavo, cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, early owner’s ink initials on front endpaper; title page vignette; pp iv-164; uncut; illustrated; a near fine copy. Westwood and Satchell, p.203.
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 …
BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)
The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. containing the history and description of land birds. Newcastle : Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Berwick, 1797. First edition. Large octavo, contemporary diced russia (worn, joints repaired), spine rubbed, title with mild foxing, 335 pp, illustrated with numerous wood-engravings, one quire loose. A second volume appeared in 1804.
Ink on thin card, 200 x 240 mm (image), 210 x 270 mm (sheet), unframed, calligraphic title at the head Trial of the Shamrock, with three views of the Shamrock racing, a vignette portrait of the owner, Sir Thomas J. Lipton at upper left, a group of spectators at lower left, and a crest emblazoned with …
[GREAT BRITAIN. ROYAL NAVY]
List of warships to be present at the Naval Review at Spithead, August 16th, 1902, in honour of the Coronation of King Edward the VIIth.
[Cover title: Coronation of King Edward VII. Souvenir of the Naval Review]. London : J. Seager & Sons, . Duodecimo, gilt-edged folding card, 125 x 85 mm, front with lithographed illustration of Royal Navy battleships, embossed lettering in red, surmounted by an embossed crown in gold, original pale blue ribbon tie,  pp, printed in …
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 …
Ennis : The Clare Champion, 1954. Octavo, printed yellow wrappers (front lightly marked), 18 pp, illustrated with photographic plates. A good copy. Short study of the East Clare I.R.A. and its role in the Irish War of Independence. Unrecorded in Australian collections.
[United Kingdom? : between 1800 and 1850]. Ink on thick paper, 360 x 510 mm, with depiction of a building (precise location unknown) captioned Craven Hall, North West View at upper left; the central portion of the sheet with detailed plan of adjoining lands; and at lower left a key to the plan, headed Contents, indicating …
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 …