North America

  • # 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) …

  • # 17979

    Patchen, Kenneth (1911-1972)


    Highlands, NC : Jonathan Williams, 1958. ‘Limited to 75 copies prepared & painted by Kenneth Patchen / 68’ (colophon). Octavo, specially bound in original cloth backed thick boards hand-painted in acrylic by the poet with depictions of some of his ‘fabulous animals’ (small sections of paint loss along the spine, otherwise very well preserved), front …

  • # 24513

    [CHEROKEE NEW TESTAMENT] Itse kanohedv datlohisdv ugvwiyuhi igatseli tsisa galonedv utseliga.

    New York : American Bible Society, 1860. First edition. Small octavo (185 x 120 mm), original full blind-blocked black morocco, gilt-lettered spine; 408 pp; text in the Cherokee language, in the Sequoyah syllabary; a fine copy. Although portions of the New Testament had been published in the written language created by the Cherokee polymath Sequoyah as early as 1829, …

  • # 20884

    Le petit Lapeyrouse

    Paris : Chez Marcilly libraire, [c.1835]. Oblong duodecimo (112 x 132 mm), original printed papered boards, pp [2], viii, 136, [6] leaves of hand coloured engraved plates; occasional mild foxing, a very good copy. A beautifully illustrated work for children containing brief descriptions of various aspects of the history and culture of many places around the …

  • # 24363

    FRIEND, Washington

    The Falls of Niagara and the vicinity.

    London, Edinburgh & New York : Thomas Nelson and sons, circa 1860. Illustrated card box (split and worn) 150 x 100 mm, containing twelve chromolithographed views of Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the vicinity, captioned, some by Washington Friend and others after photographs. Rare souvenir cards from Niagara Falls. We can only locate one institutional …

  • # 22498

    BLISMON, Ana-Gramme (pseud.) [BLOCQUEL, Simon-François, 1780-1863]

    Beautés de l’histoire des voyages en Amérique et dans l’Océanie : ouvrage contenant le portrait, le caractère, la religion, les Mœurs, les coutumes et les usages des différens peuples de cette partie du monde.

    Series title: Le jeune voyageur dans les cinq parties du monde. Paris : chez Delarue ; Lille, chez Castiaux, [1829?]. “Édition augmentée”. Duodecimo, later full calf with gilt lettered contrasting leather title labels to spine, original wrappers bound in (the lower wrapper with engraved illustration), pp 240, [18] leaves of plates including natives of New …

  • # 24127

    Celebrity Circuit Pty. Ltd. (promoter)

    Harlem Blackbirds, 32 sepia stars : souvenir programme of Australia’s first coloured revue : Palladium Stage Theatre

    /​ direction: Celebrity Circuit Pty. Ltd. [Sydney] : Celebrity Circuit, [1955]. Quarto (280 x 215 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [14] pp, sepia tone photographic illustrations throughout; a fine copy. Rare programme for the Sydney season at the Palladium Theatre of the Harlem Blackbirds’ groundbreaking tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1955-56. The …

  • # 24274

    TARPEY-SCHWED, Randall (Editor); CARROLL, Christopher (Illustrator); KOCH, Peter Rutledge (Book design and printing)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] Plate by plate : California recipes from the gold rush through “California cuisine”

    San Francisco : The Book Club of California, 2014. “The Book Club of California 2014 keepsake”. One of 1,000 copies. Folio (8 x 10″), publisher’s printed wraparound portfolio containing 13 unbound folios, unpaginated; each recipe is illustrated by Christopher Carroll; a fine copy. ‘This delightful publication was edited by Randall Tarpey-Schwed and includes contributions from …

  • # 23595

    GALLA, Philip

    A story of sorts

    Minneapolis : The Hermetic Press, 1979. Small square duodecimo, limp papered boards with title label, unpaginated, text and typecut illustrations. Limited to 100 copies bound by hand. ‘Acclaimed artist, poet and master printer Philip Gallo has operated The Hermetic Press since 1965 when he first began printing concrete and visual poetry. For the ten years …

  • # 23885

    HORSHAM, Michael

    The art of the Shakers

    Leicester : Silverdale Books, 2004. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 127, illustrated.

  • # 23612

    JOHNSON, Cecil and James.

    A Printer’s Garland

    San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1935. Duodecimo, papered boards, gilt-lettered vellum spine, pp. 35, illustrations. Printed in an edition of 300 copies.  

  • # 23593

    DOUGLAS, Norman.

    The angel of Manfredonia

    San Francisco: The Windsor Press, 1929. Octavo, quarter-cloth over marbled boards, pp. 37, decorations by Howard Simon. First edition, limited to 225 numbered copies, signed by Norman Douglas.

  • # 22956

    FENNER, Rest.

    United States

    Engraved map with original hand colouring, 140 x 240 mm, mild toning, else very good. From : Fenner’s pocket atlas of modern & ancient geography. London. Robert Jennings, circa 1828.

  • # 22955

    FENNER, Rest.

    Canada, New Brunswick & Nova Scotia

    Engraved map with original hand colouring, 140 x 240 mm, mild toning, else very good. From : Fenner’s pocket atlas of modern & ancient geography. London. Robert Jennings, circa 1828.

  • # 22599


    [CINEMA] Fox Rising Stars of 1928 / Youth, Beauty and Personality from Fox, the One Great Independent.

    [Hollywood, CA : Fox Film Corporation, 1927?]. Large folding sheet, 450 x 800 mm, colour printed on both sides and folding to 230 x 100 mm, illustrated with a total of 29 portraits of Fox movie stars, accompanied by brief biographical sketches and descriptions of each star’s major attributes and achievements; a few minor tears …

  • # 22555

    Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)

    Histoire générale des voyages,

    ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …