[SEMMES, Raphael, 1809-1877]
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (mount 100 x 62 mm); no photographer’s imprint, verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Capt. Semmes, “Privateer Alabama”, destroyed by the Kearsage [sic.], June 19th 1864’; a couple of tiny spots of foxing to the print and mount, else a fine example of this rare studio portrait. This photograph …
POLO, Marco (1254-1324); SANTAELLA, Rodrigo Fernández de (1444-1509)
Libro del famoso Marco Polo Veneciano de las cosas maravillosas que vido en las partes orientales: conviene saber en las Indias, Armenia, Arabia, Persia, y Tartaria. E del poderio del gran Can y otros reyes. Con otro tratado de micer Pogio Florentino y trata delas mesmas tierras y islas.
Logroño, Miguel de Eguia, 3rd June 1529. Folio, ff. ; 32, woodcut initials, the title leaf expertly remargined along the lower and fore-edges (prior to 1927), with a very small area of penwork to the edge of the decoration, brown staining to about half the folios, a couple of other very small marginal repairs, contemporary …
MARTYR, Peter (Pietro Martire d'ANGHIERA, 1457-1526), et al.; EDEN, Richard (translator) (c.1520-1576)
The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.
… Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden. Londini : In aedibus Guilhelmi Powell, Anno. 1555. Colophon (one of four known variants): Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Robert Toy … M. D. LV. Quarto (178 x 130 …
[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 …
Nicetto, Juan Bautista; Fortet, Pierre Paulle (translator)
[MANUSCRIPT] Briefue Relacion de ce qu’il y a de plus remarquable dans la grande Chine, envoyée par le R.R.P.P. Jean Baptiste Nicetto Missionaire Apostolique dans ce grand Empire, & traduitte fort fidelement de l’Espagnol en langue française.
[Mexico, 1708]. Small quarto, old marbled papered boards; ex libris of Florencio Gavito to front pastedown; manuscript in ink in a neat contemporary hand, pp 13; colophon at the foot of the last page: ‘In Mexico, this 20th November 1708. Most faithfully translated by Pierre Paulle Fortet, currently in this city, capital of the Kingdom of New …
ZIMMERMANN, Johann Heinrich, 1741-1805
où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes. Berne : Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1782. Octavo, recent half calf over marbled boards with contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, later endpapers, pp. …
KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang
Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in three compartments: …
VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)
[VANCOUVER] Puteshestvie v severnuiu chast’ Tikhago Okeana i vokrug sveta, sovershennoe v 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 i 1795 godakh, Kapitanom Georgiem Vankuverom.
Sanktpeterburg : v Morskoĭ tipografii, 1827-1838. Six volumes, octavo, modern half leather over marbled boards, pp , iii, 333; , 524; , 422, ; , 511; , 559; , 297; nineteenth century ink inscription on title page of volume 2, red ink stamp of a private library on half-title of volume 5, occasional mild foxing, …
: mit 23 gemalten Kupfern und erklärender Beschreibung. Reutlingen : Fleischhauer & Spohn, . Octavo, original printed papered boards (lightly marked and with loss of paper along spine), title page with hand coloured copperplate vignette of a globe showing Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia; 47 pp, with 23 hand coloured copperplate engravings of peoples of the …
Anon. [for THE WORKING MEN'S EDUCATIONAL UNION]
London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1180 x 890 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 11’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, light staining at upper …
[EMERY, N.M., compiler]; VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS
An 1860s carte de visite album containing photographs of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Siam, including an unrecorded portrait of the American Mandarin Frederick Townsend Ward, and the personal card of Prince Krom of Siam.
Nineteenth century carte de visite album, 160 x 110 mm, recent blue velvet-covered boards (replacing the original leather boards, now perished), original front-endpaper inscribed by the owner ‘N.M. Emery, Shanghai 1862. Presented by Captain [?] of the Steamer Nang Kow, and whose life was sacrificed to the Chinese in a massacre, rather than yield to …
DAMMANN, Carl; DAMMANN, F.W.
Cover title: Races of mankind. London : Trübner & Co., . First English edition. Oblong folio, green embossed cloth, upper board with gilt lettering (boards with a little discoloration), silk endpapers, all edges gilt, title page followed by 167 albumen print photographs mounted recto and verso of 12 leaves of card, each page with printed frames …
GROSZ, George (1893-1959)
[Between 1940 and 1945]. Tempera on card; various dimensions from 75 x 200 mm to 130 x 280 mm (irregular), four with illustrations; all in very good condition. The German Dada caricaturist and painter George Grosz spent much of his career in America, where he lived and worked between 1933 and 1958. This playful set …
WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987); FRANKFURT, Suzie; WARHOLA, Júlia
New York : the artist, 1959. Folio (445 mm tall), original fuchsia papered boards (faded and paper lost at spine, as usual), title sheet, pp , consisting of 14 leaves with original watercolour, one double page with original watercolour, four illustrated leaves uncoloured and one sheet with text, interleaved with eight sheets of fuchsia tissue …
WOOL, Christopher, b. 1955
The only book created by American Post-conceptual artist Christopher Wool from his most important series of letter paintings. New York : Thea Westreich and Cologne : Gisella Capitain, 1989. Elephant folio (585 mm tall), black papered boards, title page, 17 screenprints, colophon. Limited to 350 copies signed and numbered by the artist (a further 8 artist’s …
ANDREWS, E. Benjamin
New York : Orange Judd Company, 1913. Octavo, boards with gilt lettering (rubbed), bookplate to front pastedown, illustrated with photographic plates throughout, pp 385, 10. A wide ranging farming text with sections on livestock and cattle, politics and taxation, and the practicalities of farming life.
LA CARRIERES, A.-C. de
[GOLD RUSH] Voyage aux pays aurifères : Afrique, Mexique, Californie, Pérou, Chili, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Australie, Russie.
Illustré de 12 gravures à deux teintes et d’un très-grand nombre de vignettes sur bois par J. B. Arnout père. Paris : A. Courcher, . Octavo, original quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (stained, upper board a little bowed), spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed), all edges gilt, silk lining …
Johnny Morton’s Mastodon Minstrel song book, containing all the favourite songs, &c., which have made the “Mastodon Minstrels” famous on their tour of the Australian Colonies.
Wellington : Printed at the “New Zealand Times” office, Lambton Quay, 1882. Duodecimo, original green printed wrappers, lower wrapper with advertisement for the Company, pp 23, [1 contents]; a very good copy. Bagnall, 3641. Formed in the United States by the entrepreneur J.H. Haverly (1837-1901), this legendary blackface minstrel troupe was known as the “Mastodon” …
VANCOUVER, George, 1757-1798; SPARRMAN, Anders, 1748-1820
En upptäckts-resa till Norra Stilla Hafvet, och kring jordklotet : att på Kongl. Engelsk befallning och omkostnad i synnerhet forska efter något segelbart sammanhang imellan Norra Stilla och Norra Atlantiske Hafven förrättad åhren 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, under commando af Capitain George Vancouver. Ifrån engelskan i sammandrag utgifven af Anders Sparrman.
Scarce Swedish edition of Vancouver’s voyage account, being Anders Sparrman’s abridgement of Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world (1798). Stockholm : Anders Zetterberg, 1800. Two parts in one volume, small octavo, contemporary half calf over speckled papered boards, spine ruled in gilt with title labels (one partially erased); speckled edges; pp [vi], …
HENRY W. PEABODY & CO.
[NEW ZEALAND] Quick despatch for New Zealand. Dunedin, Port Chalmers and Christchurch, Port Lyttelton. The A1 Clipper Barque, Bryn-Ivor …
Boston : Printed by Rand, Avery & Co. for Henry W. Peabody & Co., March 17 1881. Broadside, 165 x 100 mm, chromolithograph printed recto only; in fine condition. A card published by Boston shipping agents Henry W. Peabody & Co. advertising the upcoming Boston to Dunedin and Christchurch voyage of the Bryn-Ivor, an American …
New York : Arbor House Publishing Company, 1985. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp. 62. Signed and inscribed by author on title page; a fine copy. A gay satire of the 1980s workout revolution, in particular Jane Fonda’s workout book.
AMERICAN SAMOA. GOVERNMENT
Pago-Pago : Government of American Samoa, 1917. Volume XV, number 6, June 1917. Folio newspaper, 4 pp, illustrated masthead, text printed in two columns, in Samoan and English; original folds, a fine copy. O le fa’atonu was the official organ of the Government of American Samoa. It commenced publication in 1903. About half of the scarce …
Oakland : The Crusader, July 1922. Vol 1, no. 11. Quarto, pp 16, staple bound, front cover with original owner’s annotation in ink: ‘I think they ought to run both the K.K.K. and the K.C. out of business. I detest religious bigotry of any kind or creed’; some foxing and short edge tears; otherwise a good …
Wellington, N.Z. : Government printing office, 1904. Octavo, illustrated paper wrappers (tear to spine, corners chipped), 150pp, colour folding map, b/w photographic plates. Designed as an introduction to New Zealand history, politics, culture and contemporary society for the benefit of North American readers, in particular prospective settlers or traders. Includes notes on government services, the …
BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret (1904-1971)
New York, N.Y. : Home Economics Department, American Can Company, . Printed card portfolio, folding to 180 x 130 mm, containing 11 reproductions of photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, a map of South America and a sheet illustrating canned coffee, on loose sheets numbered 1-13 on verso; plus 3 sheets containing instructions for making coffee project …
HABY, Gracia and JENNISON, Louise [Gracia & Louise]
[Melbourne] : the artists, 2004. Artist’s book, 180 mm tall, 22 page concertina offset lithograph with original hand colouring, bound in coloured fabric, initialled by the artists. Printed in an edition of 30 copies with one artist’s proof. A colourful celebration of the cultural life of New Orleans, Louisiana. “[These two daring pirates] is Gracia Haby …
BAEDEKER, Karl (editor)
[BAEDEKER] The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an excursion to Alaska : handbook for travellers
Leipzig : Karl Baedeker ; London : Dulau and Co., 1907. Third revised and augmented edition. Small octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt; front pastedown and endpaper with publisher’s advertisements; pp lxiv, 331; with 13 maps and 12 plans (some folding); a near fine copy.
BAEDEKER, Karl (editor)
Leipzig : Karl Baedeker ; London : Dulau and Co., 1899. Second revised edition. Small octavo, original limp cloth lettered in gilt (faded and lightly marked); front free-endpaper and half-title detached; pp c, 579; with 19 maps and 24 plans (some folding); clean throughout.
RIDER, Fremont (editor); COOPER, Frederic Cooper (compiler)
London : George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. ; New York : The Macmillan Co., 1924. Thick octavo, original blind-blocked limp green cloth lettered in gilt; pp xli, 548, 16 publisher’s announcements; with 3 maps and 22 plans (some folding); original owner’s occasional pencilled marginalia, else a fine copy.
MONROE, James; SOUTHARD, Samuel L.; United States. Board of Navy Commissioners.
Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a Report of the Secretary of the Navy, in relation to Provisions & stores furnished [to] the Squadron in the Pacific Ocean, &c. &c. May 13, 1824. Read: ordered that it lie upon the table.
Washington [D.C.] : Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1824. “18th Congress, 1st Session ”. Disbound octavo, pp 9, [1 blank], with 7 folding tables; browning and scattered foxing, but complete. The Pacific Squadron was part of the United States Navy squadron stationed in the Pacific Ocean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Initially, there being no United States ports in the Pacific, the …
REEP, Richard Thompson; [CAMERON, Roderick William, 1823-1900]; [ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY]
[MARITIME] Letter from the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company to shipping line owner R.W. Cameron regarding the conveyance of mails on the new Panama Route to Australia
London, 12 August 1859. Entire letter, 2 pp small quarto, on the engraved letterhead of the ‘Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, No 55, Moorgate Street, London’, from Richard Thompson Reep, Secretary of the RMSCPC, to R.W. Cameron, owner of the R.M. Cameron & Co. Shipping Line, New York; Reep’s message is a reply to Cameron’s enquiries about …
AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION
Philadelphia : American Sunday-School Union, [c.1850]. Duodecimo (110 x 70 mm), woodcut illustration to upper wrapper; 32 pp; lower wrapper with publisher’s advertisements; corners dog-eared, paper tear at tail of spine, small toning spot at fore-edge of several leaves, otherwise internally clean and sound.
AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION
Philadelphia : American Sunday-School Union, 146 Chestnut Street, [c.1850]. Duodecimo (110 x 70 mm), woodcut illustration to upper wrapper; 16 pp, woodcut illustration at head of text; lower wrapper with ‘A Hymn’; wrappers foxed and re-stitched; contents with scattered foxing.
New York : Marchbanks Press, [c.1900]. Octavo, paper wrappers, staple bound (some rust marks), [pp 7]. A trade catalogue for flies and other fishing equipment, with an article on Hewitt’s Trout Feed.
Brisbane : Jacaranda Press, 1963. First edition. Octavo, patterned boards with dust jacket (some silverfishing), pp 184; photographic plates; a good copy. Discussing fishing regions in Victoria, Tasmania and the Monaro district of New South Wales, as well as in the U.S. and U.K.
KEENE, J. Harrington
With plates of the actual material for making flies of forty-eight varieties. New York : Forest and Steam Publishing Company, 1898. Third edition. Octavo, pictorial cloth boards with gilt roundel containing fly blocked in black, laid over a fishing rod with small fish, spine lettered in gilt, previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 159; …
[MEAGHER, Thomas Francis, 1823-67]
[U.S.A. : s.n., circa 1865. Albumen print photograph of a painting or drawing, carte de visite format (102 x 61 mm), printed caption below image ‘Maj. Gen. Meagher’; no studio imprint; in fine condition. Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-67) was a prominent figure in the 1848 Irish Rebellion, during which he was captured by the British and arrested …
STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)
beschreven door Martinus Stuart ; afgebeeld door Jaques Kuyper. Volume I : Te Amsterdam : bij Johannes Allart, 1802; volumes II – VI : Te Z. Boemel [Zaltbommel, Netherlands] : bij J. Noman, 1818. Six volumes, octavo, original yellow papered boards, spines with wear and loss, a mixed set, the first volume from the first issue and the …
BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]
Entire letter, single sheet folding to form  sides, quarto, closely written manuscript in ink on 3 sides, headed ‘Auckland, New Zealand, 8th February 1853’, addressed to ‘Alexander Gibbs Esqr., New Bedford’; signed at the foot ‘Your faithful obedt. servants, Bain & Burtt’; outer side with address panel, endorsed ‘via New York’, with ‘LONDON / …
THOMPSON, Lindsay G.
With a sketch of the laws by which they have been regulated. Sydney : Government Printer, 1893. Royal octavo, rebound in modern cloth boards lettered in gilt, title page with tape marks and ink stamp, pp 126; with 4 plates and explanatory text, 16 full page illustrations, and 7 folding maps (last few maps attached …
"ARIEL" [PAYNE, Buckner H.]
The negro : what is his ethnological status? Is he the progeny of Ham? Is he a descendant of Adam and Eve? Has he a soul? Or is he a beast in God’s nomenclature? What is his status as fixed by God in creation? What is his relation to the white race?
Cincinnati : Published for the Proprietor, 1867. Second edition. Octavo, original printed green wrappers, 48 pp; a near fine copy. Colonel Buckner H. Payne (1799-1889) was an American clergyman, publisher and racist pamphleteer. Under the pseudonym of Ariel, Payne authored a racist pamphlet, offering a counter-argument to the Curse of Ham, suggesting instead that blacks did …
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 …
SAY, Thomas (1787-1834)
Philadelphia : [Mitchell, Ames and White], 1819. “From Mitchell, Ames & White’s third edition of Nicholson’s Encyclopedia” (title page). Octavo, plain wrappers, upper section of title page with late nineteenth century paper restoration,  pp, illustrated with 4 engraved plates; scattered foxing. Sabin, 77380. Rare. Not in Shaw-Shoemaker, Early American imprints. Series II (1801-1819). The bibliography in Turton’s A …
A Catalogue of an Exhibition of Angling Book Plates held by the Grolier Club of the City of New York
New York : The DeVinne Press, 1918. Octavo, some marks on front wrappers, plate opposite title paper, pp 84. With announcement card.
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 …
via B & O, O & M, and Jackson Route. Carrying the members and guests of the 71st Regt., NGSNY. Lithographed card, 150 x 76 mm (5 3/4 x 3 inches) folded, printed in green ink, 4 panels with decorative lettering and vignette illustrations of the soldiers celebrating Mardi Gras, and scenes on the train …
SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF DESTITUTE CHILDREN OF SEAMEN
Society for the Relief of Destitute Children of Seamen, Staten Island, N.Y., U.S.A. Programme of Concert, to be given in the saloon, R.M.S. “Britannic.” … May 8th, 1896 …
[New York : Society for the Relief of Destitute Children of Seamen, 1896]. Single sheet folding to form  pages, quarto (280 x 215 mm), lithograph illustration to front, second page with printed information about the Society, third page with Programme of Concert printed in blue (owner’s pencilled annotations including amount of funds raised, £25.17.0), last page …
[Cover title: Minimanual of the urban guerrilla]. Vancouver : Pulp Press, 1974. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 38, ; a fine copy. Carlos Marighella (1911-1969) was a Brazilian Marxist writer, politician – and guerilla.
[KENNEDY, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963]
[U.S.A. : Democratic Party, 1960]. Original metal button (badge); diameter 33 mm; pin intact; fine condition.
Being a practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape-vine in each department of hot house, cold grapery, retarding house, and out door culture. With plans for the construction of the requisite buildings, and giving the best methods of heating the same. Every department being fully illustrated. New York : Orange Judd & Company, 1852. …