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  • # 18467

    BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)

    Indiae orientalis (Small Voyages), Parts IV-XI.

    The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …

  • # 21569

    JARVES, James Jackson (editor)

    The Polynesian, 1844-45 : 21 issues of the weekly Honolulu newspaper, official organ of the Hawaiian Government.

    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands : J. J. Jarves, 1844-45. Twenty-one individual issues, folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), bifolium format; disbound; text in English and Hawaiian; most issues with some water staining (not affecting legibility of the print), otherwise well preserved; accompanied by the near-contemporary marbled papered board covers (now detached, chipped and heavily worn) …

  • # 22342

    AĞANIN, Hasan (publisher)

    صغير جغرافي اطلاسى [Small Geographical Atlas] 

    Constantinople, Hasan Ağanın [circa 1890]. Octavo, printed mauve papered boards with image of a globe (edges chipped), cloth spine, salmon endpaper (gutters split, early Armenian owner’s inscription dated 1892), unpaginated, 14 double page lithographed maps with hand colouring, a very good. The maps are of : the world (in two hemispheres); Europe (three maps, one …

  • # 22406

    SIMPKINS, Wayne

    Exhibition artist : Wayne Simpkins. True love will find a way

    Santa Barbara: University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974. Artist’s book. Card portfolio containing 27 leaves (each numbered and initialled verso), composed in two parts: a catalogue and an autobiography. Each page is made by digital print with collage of photographs, with hand embellishments and pencil annotations. Created in an edition of 10 signed copies. “This …

  • # 22197

    DÉMEUNIER, Jean-Nicolas (1751-1814)

    L’esprit des usages et des coutumes des différens peuples, Ou observations tirées des voyageurs & des historiens.

    [London, Paris]: A Londres, et se trouve à Paris, Chez Pissot, 1776. First edition. Three volumes (complete). Octavo, original full mottled calf, decorative gilt-stamped spines with raised bands (joints cracked but holding, spines worn at head and tail, with head portion missing on vol. 3, later manuscript shelf labels), marbled endpapers and edges, pp xvi, 415; …

  • # 21871

    NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)

    [SYDNEY]. Godaishu Kanyu Sugoroku [Boardgame of a World Trip]

    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 …

  • # 21822

    BAYUS, David and ANTONUCCI, Luca

    Stroke. Volume 1

    Sacramento : Colpa Press, 2014. Folio, embossed red linen, pp. [30], illustrated, printed offset and risograph. Limited to 20 numbered copies. The first in the series. ‘David Bayus (b. 1982, Johnson City, TN) lives and works in San Francisco, CA. His work is a cross-disciplinary practice centered around experimental film-making with a focus on the …

  • # 22056

    WATTS, Jennifer A.; SMITH, Andrew

    Adam Clark Vroman : platinum prints 1895 – 1904

    [Los Angeles] : Andrew Smith Gallery; Michael Dawson Gallery, 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp.79, pictures and illustrations throughout. Exhibition catalogue of 81 photographs with essays by Jennifer A. Watts and Andrew Smith.

  • # 21996


    Walkabout : The early art of the Australian Aborigines / L’art ancien des Aborigènes d’australie

    And a selection of early Eskimo art / Et une sélection d’art eskimo ancien. Paris : Galerie Meyer, 2012. Catalogue of an exhibition held Sept. 11- Oct. 20, 2012, in conjunction with the Parcours des Mondes tribal art fair in Paris. Quarto, laminated card covers, 46 pp, colour illustrations of artefacts and reproductions of nineteenth …

  • # 21480

    RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )

    Make new history

    Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 2009. Oblong octavo, grey linen bound boards, facsimile artist’s signature to spine, the edges of the pages printed with the words MAKE NEW HISTORY to the three sides, approximately 600 blank pages, printed colophon stating ‘This art object was designed by Ed Ruscha in celebration of MOCA …

  • # 21054

    WARHOL, Andy and HACKETT, Pat

    POPism : the Warhol ’60s (signed copy)

    New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. First Edition. Octavo, quarter-cloth over papered boards, dustjacket (price-clipped, spine a little sunned), pp. [vi]; 310, black and white photographs. Signed by Warhol on the front free endpaper. Warhol’s own account of the 60s : art, the Factory, celebrities and fame. Uncommon signed.

  • # 21619


    To China & Japan … Australia & New Zealand. Via San Francisco.

    [Drop title]. Liverpool, U.K. : Rudolph Falck, General European Agent, [c.1900]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (light vertical fold, some mild toning), staple bound, pp 24 (including wrappers), photographic illustrations, deck and cabin plans, tables of fares etc.; a good, clean copy. Very scarce pre-Panama Canal brochure compiled by travel agent Rudolph Falck for prospective passengers from …

  • # 21618


    1896 / 1897. Joint Schedule showing sailing of steamers of the Occidental & Oriental Steamship Co. and the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. between San Francisco and Yokohoma and Hongkong.

    (Including calls at Honolulu, Nagasaki, Hiogo (Kobe) and Shanghai). At head of sheet: United States, Japan and China. San Francisco : Occidental & Oriental S.S. Co., 421 Market Street, September 26, 1896. Lithographed broadsheet, 400 x 230 mm, printed recto only; original folds, in fine condition.  

  • # 21482

    TELLER, Thomas (pseud.)

    [WHALING] Stories about whale-catching. Told by a father to his son.

    Cover title: Stories about whale catching and the toils and perils of whalers. New Haven, CT : S. Babcock, Chapel Street, [1845]. Series: Teller’s Tales, New Series, Number five. Square duodecimo, original illustrated blue wrappers (light foxing and staining, loss of paper along spine), front free-endpaper with two very early child ownership inscriptions; pp 64, …

  • # 21437

    BONHEUR, Theo

    [SHEET MUSIC] An Atlantic trip : descriptive fantasia for piano

    London : W. Paxton & Co. Ltd. 95 New Oxford Street, [c.1910]. Folio, original illustrated covers with a superb design featuring of a four-funnel ocean liner, probably depicting the Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania, the largest ship afloat at the time (she also held the record for the fastest Transatlantic crossing, in both directions); 7 pages of …

  • # 21362


    Photographic portrait of Madame Carreño Sauret, circa 1874

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 167 x 110 mm (mount); recto of mount with printed caption Madame Carreño Sauret, verso with imprint of the renowned San Francisco studio of Bradley & Rulofson; the albumen print is in fine condition; recto of mount with a tiny amount of foxing, else very good. A superb studio portrait …