RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )
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 …
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
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 …
Paris : Chez Marcilly libraire, [c.1835]. Oblong duodecimo (112 x 132 mm), original printed papered boards, pp , viii, 136,  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 …
Elliott, Charles Burke, 1861-1935
[Together with] The Philippines to the end of the Commission Government : a study in tropical democracy. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, 1916-1917. Two volumes, octavo; publisher’s uniform blue buckram bindings with gilt lettering and ornament (bright and unrubbed); top edges gilt; fore- and bottom edges uncut; volume 1: To the end of the military régime : America overseas. pp …
MONK, Maria (1816-1849)
[CATHOLICISM] Awful disclosures of Maria Monk, or, The hidden secrets of a nun’s life in a convent exposed.
Sydney, NSW : “Sir” Robert Bear, 67-69 Market Street, [between 1890 and 1900]. Octavo, original illustrated pink wrappers (chipped, light staining, lower wrapper with loss at bottom corner), lacking the title leaf, pp xii, 208; occasional pencilled marginalia and early Melbourne bookseller’s stamps. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Monash …
[FREDRICKS, Charles D.]
Buffalo ; New York : Warren Johnson & Co., [circa 1864]. Promotional card with colour lithograph design, after a photograph by Charles D. Fredricks, carte de visite format (105 x 62 mm), printed caption and publisher’s imprint in lower margin, verso blank; closely trimmed at left and right edges, and with a small amount of …
16 1/2 feet long, keel 13 1/2 feet, width 6 1/2 feet, depth 2 1/2 feet, manned by Fred. Norman, native of Norway, and George Thomas, native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, both citizens of New York. Little Western sailed from Gloucester, Mass., the 12th June for London, and accomplished the perilous voyage across the Atlantic …
Orlando : Tupperware, circa 1975. Oblong octavo, self-wrappers, pp. , illustrated in colour. Illustrated catalogue with prices for the ubiquitous plastic tubs with a guide to home parties and a career as a Tupperware salesperson.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS PHOTOS INC.; [KINGSFORD SMITH, Charles, Sir, 1897-1935]
Charles Kingsford Smith and crew of the Southern Cross before the east-west crossing of the Atlantic, June 1930.
Press photograph, silver gelatin print, 200 x 250 mm, unmounted; verso with wet stamp of International News Photos Inc., and typed caption label: ‘Portmarnock, Ireland. Left to right, Capt. J.P. Saul, navigator, Captain Charles Kingsford-Smith, pilot, M.E. Van Dyk, assistant pilot, and J.W. Stannage, wireless operator of the plane “Southern Cross”, pictured just before their …
[Habana?] : Imprenta Nacional de Cuba, [between 1960 and 1980]. Oblong folio (280 x 350 mm), original pictorial wrappers (old vertical fold),  pp, all black-and-white cartoon illustrations; clean throughout. A children’s colouring book with anti-American political cartoons, published by the Cuban revolutionary government. “Las caricaturas que aparecen en este libro están tomadas de nuestra …
WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)
nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by  engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …
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 …
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 …
HOOVER, John Edgar
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1941. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. Discussion of the Bureau’s forensic techniques by the Director.
EFRAT, Barbara (ed)
Sound Heritage. Volume VII, Number 1. Victoria, B. C. : Aural History, Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1978. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 102, illustrated.
New York : Pathfinder Press, 1975. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 30. A Marxist approach to civil rights equality.