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 …
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE
Invitation to the Inauguration of Richard Milhous Nixon as President of the United States of America and Spiro Theodore Agnew as Vice President, 20th January 1973.
Washigton, D.C. : Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1973. Calligraphic printing in black on recto of thin card, 280 x 210 mm, gilt embossed crest at the head with legend ‘Inauguration of President and Vice President, Nixon / Agnew’; in fine condition, in the original Inaugural Committe stationery envelope (light marks, short tears to flap verso).
TOOLE, John Kennedy (1937 - 1969)
Foreword by Walker Percy. London : Allen Lane, 1981. First UK edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (glue stains to spine, as in almost all copies), illustrated dustjacket (price-clipped), pp. vii; [iv]; 338; internally pristine. Published the year following after the first US edition in an edition of 1500 copies, Toole’s masterwork of anti-heroism won a Pulitzer …
Lithographic stone, 204 x 152 x 75 mm, polished smooth on both surfaces, (bump to one corner) with advertisement for Security Storage & Warehouse Co. Ltd., Winnipeg (with view of the premises), the image in positive, and City Dairy Ltd of Winnipeg, the image in negative. The planographic form of printmaking known as lithography was …
[SEMMES, Raphael, 1809-1877]
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (mount 100 x 62 mm); no photographer’s imprint, verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Capt. Semmes, “Privateer Alabama”, destroyed by the Kearsage [sic.], June 19th 1864’; a couple of tiny spots of foxing to the print and mount, else a fine example of this rare studio portrait. This photograph …
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. INTERNAL REVENUE.
[Title from cover]. Washington, U.S.A. : U.S. Internal Revenue, Office of the Commissioner, . Quarto, original printed stiff wrappers (light central fold line, upper wrapper with a few pale stains), stapled, containing 8 duplicate copies of order forms completed and lodged with Internal Revenue agent William W. Porter, Milford, Michigan, by the United Drug Co., …
COMMUNIST PARTY USA, LACKAWANNA BRANCH.
Protest Hitler war-acts against Czechoslovakia and the rest of the peace-loving & democratic countries of the world! Street meeting Thursday Sept. 15th 8 pm, corner of Ridge Rd. and Gates Ave.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Lackawanna Branch, 1938. Broadsheet, 275 x 215 mm, roneo printed one side only, illustrated with a lampoon of Hitler as a diabolical monster; old ink inscription bottom right ‘Buffalo, 1938’; age-toning around the edges, but in fine condition. Rallies organised by the CPUSA to protest against the military actions …
Rochdale : James Clegg, 1893. Octavo, lettered cloth (lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, frontispiece portrait of the author and his wife, pp. vii; [i]; 167, 5 leaves of plates; pencilled inscriptions to endpaper and preliminary blanks; a good copy. Memoir a voyage to Australia via Cape Town, including sections on Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, …
[MANUSCRIPT] A Journal or Narrative of the Proceedings betweene the Commissioners appointed by His Majestie, and the Commissioners Deputed by the States Generall, pursuant to the Treaty of Peace made at Westminster 9/19 Ffebruary 1673/4 Concerning a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the World. And also an Article particularly relateing to the English and Dutch East India Companyes Concluded in the yeare 1674.
[London, 1674-75]. Folio, old mottled calf gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; manuscript written in English, Latin, Dutch and French in several contemporary secretarial hands; ff 269; clean and fresh throughout. An important contemporary manuscript record of the Mixed Commission established to draw up a Treaty Marine and …
Nicetto, Juan Bautista; Fortet, Pierre Paulle (translator)
[MANUSCRIPT] Briefue Relacion de ce qu’il y a de plus remarquable dans la grande Chine, envoyée par le R.R.P.P. Jean Baptiste Nicetto Missionaire Apostolique dans ce grand Empire, & traduitte fort fidelement de l’Espagnol en langue française.
[Mexico, 1708]. Small quarto, old marbled papered boards; ex libris of Florencio Gavito to front pastedown; manuscript in ink in a neat contemporary hand, pp 13; colophon at the foot of the last page: ‘In Mexico, this 20th November 1708. Most faithfully translated by Pierre Paulle Fortet, currently in this city, capital of the Kingdom of New …
ZIMMERMANN, Johann Heinrich, 1741-1805
où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes. Berne : Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1782. Octavo, recent half calf over marbled boards with contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, later endpapers, pp. …
KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang
Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in three compartments: …
VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)
[VANCOUVER] Puteshestvie v severnuiu chast’ Tikhago Okeana i vokrug sveta, sovershennoe v 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 i 1795 godakh, Kapitanom Georgiem Vankuverom.
Sanktpeterburg : v Morskoĭ tipografii, 1827-1838. Six volumes, octavo, modern half leather over marbled boards, pp , iii, 333; , 524; , 422, ; , 511; , 559; , 297; nineteenth century ink inscription on title page of volume 2, red ink stamp of a private library on half-title of volume 5, occasional mild foxing, …
Anon. [for THE WORKING MEN'S EDUCATIONAL UNION]
London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1180 x 890 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 11’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, light staining at upper …
[EMERY, N.M., compiler]; VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS
An 1860s carte de visite album containing photographs of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Siam, including an unrecorded portrait of the American Mandarin Frederick Townsend Ward, and the personal card of Prince Krom of Siam.
Nineteenth century carte de visite album, 160 x 110 mm, recent blue velvet-covered boards (replacing the original leather boards, now perished), original front-endpaper inscribed by the owner ‘N.M. Emery, Shanghai 1862. Presented by Captain [?] of the Steamer Nang Kow, and whose life was sacrificed to the Chinese in a massacre, rather than yield to …
GROSZ, George (1893-1959)
[Between 1940 and 1945]. Tempera on card; various dimensions from 75 x 200 mm to 130 x 280 mm (irregular), four with illustrations; all in very good condition. The German Dada caricaturist and painter George Grosz spent much of his career in America, where he lived and worked between 1933 and 1958. This playful set …