North America

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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) …

  • # 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

    FOX FILM CORPORATION.

    [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, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 22629

    BURLINGTON GALLERY, LONDON.

    Big Game of America. The honour of your Company is requested to a Private View of Works by American and other Artists; of the above subjects at the Burlington Gallery,

    27, Old Bond Street, W. on Tuesday, April 10th, 1894, & three following days. Amongst the Collection will be the Works which have been submitted to Her Majesty the Queen, and two drawings lent by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. [London : Burlington Gallery, 1894]. Lithographed invitation card, 92 x 138 mm, printed recto only, …

  • # 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 …