North America

  • [THE FIRST METEOROLOGICAL MAP] Bibliothèque universelle et historique de l’année MDCLXXXVII
[HALLEY, Edmond, 1656-1742]
# 14869

    # 14869

    [HALLEY, Edmond, 1656-1742]

    [THE FIRST METEOROLOGICAL MAP] Bibliothèque universelle et historique de l’année MDCLXXXVII

    A Amsterdam, Chez Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom, & van Someren, 1687. Tome quatrième. Duodecimo, contemporary full calf (rubbed), spine with raised bands with gilt ornament and lettering, edges speckled red, title with woodcut vignette, pp 552, [24 index], with [1] folding copperplate map (148 x 480 mm) and [1] folding copperplate diagram; with woodcut vignettes; woodcut …

  • New Orleans Mardi Gras 1881. Schedule of special train. New York to New Orleans and return
# 15121

    # 15121

    New Orleans Mardi Gras 1881. Schedule of special train. New York to New Orleans and return

    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 …

  • A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
COOK, James and KING, James.
# 14688

    # 14688

    Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.

    A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    $14,000 USD Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London, H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, …

  • [PULP] Rockabilly
ELLISON, Harlan
# 14612

    # 14612

    ELLISON, Harlan

    [PULP] Rockabilly

    Greenwich, Connecticut : Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1961. First printing (October 1961). Trade paperback, small octavo, 176 pp; a fine copy. “Stag Preston, idol of millions – whose private life was wilder than any of the songs he sang.” (cover)

  • [CIRCUS HISTORY] The Australian Wild Children
LENTZ BROS.
# 14569

    # 14569

    LENTZ BROS.

    [CIRCUS HISTORY] The Australian Wild Children

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 115 mm, printed caption on mount beneath image, verso with studio imprint of Lentz Bros., Peru, Ind[iana].; the albumen print is a little faded and has some light marks; the mount is in good condition. A portrait of two microencephalic sideshow 'freaks', whose physical appearance …

  • Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling
GOESIN, Petrus de
# 14628

    # 14628

    GOESIN, Petrus de

    Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

    van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …

  • [JOHN CAGE] Cartridge music : also duet for cymbal and piano duet, trio, etc.
CAGE, John Milton, Jr. (1912-1992)
# 14641

    # 14641

    CAGE, John Milton, Jr. (1912-1992)

    [JOHN CAGE] Cartridge music : also duet for cymbal and piano duet, trio, etc.

    New York : Henmar Press : Sole selling agent, C.F. Peters Corp., [1965] ©1960. Series: Edition Peters, no. 6703. Quarto, original printed portfolio with Peters' advertisements for other John Cage musical scores to recto and verso of rear cover; printed inner wrappers with full page of composer's instructions for performance of the various compositions, and …

  • [DUKE ELLINGTON] Jazz Magazine. Vol. 1, nos. 5 and 6. January 1943. Ellingtonia issue.
JAZZ MAGAZINE; [ELLINGTON, Duke, 1899-1974]
# 14633

    # 14633

    JAZZ MAGAZINE; [ELLINGTON, Duke, 1899-1974]

    [DUKE ELLINGTON] Jazz Magazine. Vol. 1, nos. 5 and 6. January 1943. Ellingtonia issue.

    New York : Jazz Magazine, 1943. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers, original owner's signature to upper wrapper; pp 31, photographic illustrations throughout; occasional underlining, but a good copy.  A double issue of Jazz Magazine, devoted to one of the most important music composers (in any genre) of the twentieth century, Duke Ellington. Contains a complete discography …

  • Loom
LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )
# 14520

    # 14520

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )

    Loom

    Santa Rosa [U.S.A.] : Nawakum Press, 2014. Folio, papered boards, pp. [38], poetry by Loney and wood engraving by Wagener. Limited to 30 copies, signed and numbered by the poet. A deluxe edition was also published. Both editions quickly sold out. “The binding is hand sewn on linen tapes and laced into a limp paper …

  • From Salt Lake City to San Francisco Bay via the Western Pacific Railway
Van Noy Inter-State Co.
# 14335

    # 14335

    Van Noy Inter-State Co.

    From Salt Lake City to San Francisco Bay via the Western Pacific Railway

    Consisting of twenty-five views in eleven colours. Salt Lake City : Van Noy Inter-State Co., c. 1920. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers (corners worn, spine split), 25 photographic plates, text. 

  • [MORNING STAR] Missionary life boats.
BINGHAM, Hiram, Senior
# 14278

    # 14278

    BINGHAM, Hiram, Senior

    [MORNING STAR] Missionary life boats.

    / Written for the occasion, and chiefly sung at the embarkation of the Author's children on board the MORNING STAR, Boston, Nov. 12, 1866. Tune – Missionary Chant. [Boston] : [s.n.], [1866]. Small broadside, 220 x 100 mm, caption title in calligraphic bold, nine verse stanzas; small chips at upper corners, old horizontal fold line; …

  • [BLACK AMERICANA] Future Rulers of Florida
GROUP SERIES
# 14186

    # 14186

    GROUP SERIES

    [BLACK AMERICANA] Future Rulers of Florida

    [U.S.A.] : “Group Series”, [between 1890 and 1900]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, 77 x 145 mm, mount 90 x 170 mm, captioned in negative Future Rulers of Florida; the mount imprinted “Group Series”; verso blank; the print is in good condition with slight loss of contrast to the left side; note that the print is …

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    # 608

    CABAY, Joseph (d. 1865)

    [NATIVE AMERICANA] Autograph calling card of Joseph Cabay (Ojibwe Nation), early 1860s

    Buff card, 90 x 53 mm; manuscript in ink verso: Kewakezhig = A Home in the Skies / Joseph Cabay; recto: 5 Tremont St. Boston. Very fine. Joseph Cabay was an Ojibwe chief from Saginaw Bay, Michigan. He moved to Boston in the early 1860s and married Mary Henderson, a missionary and author of Thirty-three …

  • On the earthquake line. Minor adventures in central America
ROBERTS, Morley
# 12897

    # 12897

    ROBERTS, Morley

    On the earthquake line. Minor adventures in central America

    With six paintings by the author. London : Arrowsmith, 1924. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth (clean and bright), pp. 309, light foxing to fore-edge, else clean, colou plates. Travel through Guatemala, Nicuragua, El Salvador, Honduras etc.. 

  • Glimpses of Bermuda : a few highways and byways
TUCKER, Ethel & TUCKER, Catherine F.
# 12741

    # 12741

    TUCKER, Ethel & TUCKER, Catherine F.

    Glimpses of Bermuda : a few highways and byways

    Sevenoaks, U.K. : J. Salmon  Ltd. (printer), [1930]. Large octavo, original pictorial card covers (lightly marked), unpaginated, illustrated with 12 tipped-in colour plates reproducing the authors' paintings, accompanied by text on facing pages, and with an introduction with description of the islands; contents clean and bright, a good copy of a charming privately published book.

  • A Sabbath among the Tuscarora Indians
DUNCAN, John M.
# 12522

    # 12522

    DUNCAN, John M.

    A Sabbath among the Tuscarora Indians

    Glasgow : Printed at the University Press, 1819. First edition. Small octavo, lacking the original wrappers but with the original cloth backstrip, author's name inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand on the title, the final blank inscribed in the same hand “Mr. John Duncan, Rothsay”; corners dog-eared, leaves with handling wear to the margins, …

  • [ART NOUVEAU] Instruction paper on fashion illustrating in general
SCHOOL OF APPLIED ART, BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN.
# 11986

    # 11986

    SCHOOL OF APPLIED ART, BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN.

    [ART NOUVEAU] Instruction paper on fashion illustrating in general

    Battle Creek, Mich. : School of Applied Art, 1910. Octavo, original decorative wrappers, 23 pp, illustrated with line drawings, a fine copy; [TOGETHER WITH] Instruction paper on fashion illustrating, heads, hats, etc. Battle Creek, Mich. : School of Applied Art, 1910. Octavo, original decorative wrappers (upper wrapper with small tear at top edge), 18, [1] pp, illustrated …

  • Hank was a Yank
DAVIES, Norman
# 11949

    # 11949

    DAVIES, Norman

    Hank was a Yank

    Melbourne : Pilven and Stephens, [1944?]. Small quarto, original pictorial limp covers (lightly marked, a little darkened along spine), [47] pp, illustrated with black and white line drawings throughout, a very good copy. The humorous story of an American sailor's experiences in Australia during World War Two.

  • [STEVENGRAPH BOOKMARK] 400th Anniversary in commemoration of the discovery of America 1492
[COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION] STEVENS, Thomas
# 10959

    # 10959

    [COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION] STEVENS, Thomas

    [STEVENGRAPH BOOKMARK] 400th Anniversary in commemoration of the discovery of America 1492

    Stevengraph bookmark, embroidered silk, 190 x 65 mm, in fine condition.  This Stevengraph design was sold at the Columbian Exposition which opened on 1 May 1893. It is not known whether the design was woven by J.J. Mannion, Stevens' American agent, or by Stevens in the U.K.

  • Aspen : the magazine in a box. Vol. 1., No. 4. The Marshall McLuhan issue.
JOHNSON, Phyllis (editor)
# 10642

    # 10642

    JOHNSON, Phyllis (editor)

    Aspen : the magazine in a box. Vol. 1., No. 4. The Marshall McLuhan issue.

    New York : Roaring Fork Press, Spring 1967. White box printed in red and black, 310 x 230 x 20 mm (light wear), containing the following items:1. “The Medium is the Massage”, a press-proof from the new McLuhan-Fiore book; 2. “The TV Generation”; 3. “How to Improve the World” (John Cage); 4. “The Electronics of …

  • California picture book
ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY CO.
# 10578

    # 10578

    ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY CO.

    California picture book

    Chicago : Rand McNally, November 1935. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers (designed to be folded once, vertically), staple bound, 94 pp, photographic illustrations throughout, maps, printed in black and orange, a fine copy of an attractively designed tourist brochure.

  • Gymnastics : a text-book of the German-American system of gymnastics
STECHER, W.A.
# 10288

    # 10288

    STECHER, W.A.

    Gymnastics : a text-book of the German-American system of gymnastics

    / specially adapted to the use of teachers and pupils and private schools and gymnasiums. Boston : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., [1896]. Small qaurto, original pictorial cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, front free-endpaper with ownership inscription and top section third of leaf excised, 348 pp, illustrated with line drawings in the text, a …

  • America: a prophecy /​ printed by William Blake.
BLAKE, William (1757-1827)
# 10284

    # 10284

    BLAKE, William (1757-1827)

    America: a prophecy /​ printed by William Blake.

    [Stanmore, New South Wales] : Ant Press, 2011. First published: Lambeth, Printed by William Blake, 1793. Quarto, grey paper covers with ribbon ties, stab binding, 19 unnumbered plates. “America: a prophesy has been reprinted in conjunction with the exhibition and catalogue The silent scream: political and social comment in books by artists, a collaboration between the …

  • [ARTIST POSTCARD] The Whole Dam Family, circa 1906
# 10182

    # 10182

    [ARTIST POSTCARD] The Whole Dam Family, circa 1906

    Lithographic postcard, 136 x 85 mm, published by Crocker, Birmingham, postally used from South Australia to Melbourne, postmark dated March 22, 1906; in good condition with some mild toning. The Whole Dam Family was an early twentieth century comedic creation which became a popular phenomenon both in North America and Australia. The fictitious, dysfunctional Dam …

  • War with America.
VICTORIA. PARLIAMENTARY PAPER. [PELHAM-CLINTON, Henry, 5th Duke of Newcastle, 1811-1864; BARKLY, Sir Henry, 1815-1898]
# 11039

    # 11039

    VICTORIA. PARLIAMENTARY PAPER. [PELHAM-CLINTON, Henry, 5th Duke of Newcastle, 1811-1864; BARKLY, Sir Henry, 1815-1898]

    War with America.

    Copy of a Despatch from the Secretary of State relative to the disposal of the Naval Forces of Great Britain in the event of War, and urging the completeion of certain measures of Defence required in this Colony ; also intimating that the Trops sent to New Zealand shall be forthwith returned. Presented to both …

  • [HOLLYWOOD] Welcome to Universal International
UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIO
# 10063

    # 10063

    UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIO

    [HOLLYWOOD] Welcome to Universal International

    Hollywood, California : Universal International Studio, [c.1955]. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled, [8] pp, a visitor's guide with double-page of thumbnail photographic portraits of current stars, illustrations of and printed information about the Studio; a fine copy.

  • Drive US 66 : shortest, fastest year-‘round best across the scenic west : Los Angeles to Chicago
NATIONAL U.S. 66 HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION
# 10062

    # 10062

    NATIONAL U.S. 66 HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION

    Drive US 66 : shortest, fastest year-‘round best across the scenic west : Los Angeles to Chicago

    Cover: Will Rogers Highway / The Grand Canyon Route / 1300 miles of 4-lane highway. Clinton, Oklahoma : National U.S. 66 Highway Association, [c. 1955]. Small quarto, 230 x 205 mm, pictorial wrappers (stamped 'The Town House Restaurant, 11 West Third St., Elk City, Oklahoma', stapled, [13] pp, printed in colour with sepia photographic illustrations, …

  • The New York visitor : a magazine of metropolitan events and handbook of New York City
SHIVES, Audrey M. (editor)
# 10059

    # 10059

    SHIVES, Audrey M. (editor)

    The New York visitor : a magazine of metropolitan events and handbook of New York City

    New York : The New York Visitor, Volume 21, number 6, June 1957. 'Distibuted monthly for the information of passengers by New York Central System'. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, 40 pp, illustrated, fold-out map , advertisements, a very good copy. 

  • A narrative of the adventures, sufferings and privations of Samuel Patterson,
[PATTERSON, Samuel]

# 162

    # 162

    [PATTERSON, Samuel]

    A narrative of the adventures, sufferings and privations of Samuel Patterson,

    A native of Rhode Island, experienced by him in several voyages to various parts of the world, embracing a short account of the numerous places visited by him in his eventful life, and a particular description of the manners, customs etc. of the people of the Sandwich & Fejee Islands. Providence [Rhode Island] : printed …

  • [PROHIBITION] Scrapbook relating to the career of U.S. politician William Sulzer, 1907-1918
SULZER, William (1863-1941); [CARBONNEL, Emile]

# 9447

    # 9447

    SULZER, William (1863-1941); [CARBONNEL, Emile]

    [PROHIBITION] Scrapbook relating to the career of U.S. politician William Sulzer, 1907-1918

    Thick octavo, contemporary cloth boards, front paste-down inscribed 'Presented to the University of Tasmania by Emile Carbonnel of N.Y.' (with University of Tasmania deaccession stamp), approximately [70] leaves, filled entirely with laid-in election pamphlets and political speeches, newspaper cuttings and ephemera dating to the period 1907-1918, the later material relating to Sulzer's American Party (including …

  • Norton grinding wheel markings
[CHARLES DAVIS LTD.]

# 9396

    # 9396

    [CHARLES DAVIS LTD.]

    Norton grinding wheel markings

    U.S.A. : Norton Abrasives, [c.1938]. Single sheet, 180 x 360 mm, folding to form [6] panels, illustrated, front with stamp of Charles Davis Ltd., Agents, Hobart,

  • 35,000 miles of prohibition : a study of North American prohibition
GORDON, C.M.; GORDON, G.

# 9351

    # 9351

    GORDON, C.M.; GORDON, G.

    35,000 miles of prohibition : a study of North American prohibition

    Melbourne : Victorian Anti-Liquor League, 1923. Octavo, original printed wrappers (a little worn and sunned), 295, vi pp, illustrated,contents clean and sound, a good copy.

  • The picture story of the San Francisco earthquake, Wednesday, April 18th, 1906.
[STATES PUBLISHING CO.]

# 8890

    # 8890

    [STATES PUBLISHING CO.]

    The picture story of the San Francisco earthquake, Wednesday, April 18th, 1906.

    [s.l.] : States Publishing Co., [1906?]. Small oblong quarto, original printed wrappers (marked, rear wrapper with small loss to fore-edge), staples rusted, [1] text, [30] full-page collotype illustrations, internally clean and sound.  Unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • La América Sajona. Su historia, geografía, industria y costumbres.
OPISSO, Alfredo

# 8156

    # 8156

    OPISSO, Alfredo

    La América Sajona. Su historia, geografía, industria y costumbres.

    [Saxon America]. Barcelona : Librería de Antonio J. Bastinos, 1897. First edition. Large octavo, original cloth backed pictorial card covers, 72 pp, illustrated, a very good copy. Text in Spanish. Introduction to the history, geography, commerce and customs of English-speaking North America.

  • Blueprint for a strike
LONODIER, Fred

# 9305

    # 9305

    LONODIER, Fred

    Blueprint for a strike

    A Fragmentary Capsule History of the Ironworkers and Other Unions at Nassco Oblong octavo, photo-illustrated wrappers, pp. 30, illustrated. A catalog for the exhibition For Labor, About Labor, By Labor: Our Struggles in the U.S. from the 70's to the 90's, shown June4-July 3, 1992 at the Walter/McBean Gallery of the San Francisco Art Museum. …

  • [PUPPET THEATRE] Teatro dei Piccoli
[PODRECCA, Vittorio]

# 5196

    # 5196

    [PODRECCA, Vittorio]

    [PUPPET THEATRE] Teatro dei Piccoli

    Fondateur et Directeur: Dr. Vittorio Podrecca (Rome 33, Via Boezio 8). [Roma?] : s.n. [1928]. Quarto, textured card covers with pictorial onlay (covers lightly marked and creased), original silk cord ties, 32 pp (mild foxing to opening and centre pages, a couple of spots of surface damage on pages 30 and 31), illustrated with b/w …

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    # 1871

    CARPENTER & WESTLEY (attributed)

    [TAHITI; HAWAII; NATIVE AMERICANS] Hand-painted glass magic lantern slides of ethnic types, c 1840

    A set of ten beautifully hand-painted glass magic lantern slides depicting peoples of the world dressed in their traditional attire, the images designed to be viewed when projected onto a screen by means of a Laterna Magica, the slides in very wide, panorama format (70 x 350 mm each slide), the copperplate process designs being hand-painted …

  • Voyages autour du monde et naufrages celebres
LAFOND DE LURCY, Gabriel

# 374

    # 374

    LAFOND DE LURCY, Gabriel

    Voyages autour du monde et naufrages celebres

    Paris, Administration de librairie, 1844. Eight volumes octavo, quarter bound crushed morocco with gilt-decorated spines over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, engraved plates, many with fine hand colouring, occasional foxing. Volumes 1 and 2 concern the Americas, volumes 3 – 5 deal with voyages in the South Seas, China, and South East Asia, volumes 7 & 8 contain accounts of infamous shipwrecks.