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 …
San Francisco : Rosy Cheeks Publishers, June 1970 – June 1971. Thirteen issues (complete), plus the rare ‘Dummy copy’ which preceded the first issue. Each issue 60 pp or more, printed on newsprint, colour covers, extensively illustrated, some yellowing and toning as to be expected, overall a very good set. Though it only lasted thirteen …
[New York? San Francisco?] : United Nations, 10 June 1945. Quarto, spiral bound, original printed blue wrappers, the personal copy of Edward R. Stettinius, junior, Chairman of the Delegation of the United States of America, his card clipped to the upper wrapper;  pp, all black-and-white photographic illustrations with captions; contents fine. A very early and scarce …
SOONG Mei-Ling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) (1897-2003)
In 1943 China’s First Lady, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, conducted a speaking tour of the United States to lobby support for the Chinese Nationalists’ war effort against the invading Imperial Japanese Army. This archive, compiled by her secretary, V.K. Kwong, provides a comprehensive record of Madame Chiang’s private and public engagements during this tour, including the …
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.
Denver : is Press (The Institute of Sociometry), 2017. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, stringbound, pp. 26, illustrated. Small press book documenting an act of guerilla sociometry to ensure Colorado teens were rugged up during winter, in particular ‘irresponsible teens who leave the house without their perfectly good coat and are going to catch their death!’. A …
Berlin : AKV Berlin, 2015. Quarto, self-wrappers in colour dustjacket, pp. 18. Printed risograph in an edition of 100 copies. An artist’s book / zine / small press publication on US foreign policy released at the time of the US General Election. Includes commentary on Australia, Arabia, China, Russia etc. “The book is intended for …
INTERNATIONAL TAILORING CO.
Two trade catalogues for men’s fashion, with fabric samples. Fall and Winter 1917-1918 / Spring and Summer 1918.
New York and Chicago : International Tailoring Co., . Two volumes, square elephant folio (500 x 550 mm), in original matching bindings of black pebbled cloth over dark green cloth covered boards, gilt embossed lettering and company emblem to fronts (Spring and Summer 1918 with heavy scratching to front affecting the crest), glazed heavy board …
An exhibition at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, February 27 – May 22, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. , illustrated.
KUCHEL; DRESEL; JOHNSON, James; JOHNSON, Cecil
San Francisco : Book Club of California, 1938. Octavo, publisher’s light brown illustrated folded paper sheet (light pencil note to back sheet), 4 pp, with colour lithograph; internally very clean, a very good copy. One of 700 copies. “Coast and Valley Towns of Early California is a series of twelve lithographs one of which will …