[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 …
BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]
Entire letter, single sheet folding to form  sides, quarto, closely written manuscript in ink on 3 sides, headed ‘Auckland, New Zealand, 8th February 1853’, addressed to ‘Alexander Gibbs Esqr., New Bedford’; signed at the foot ‘Your faithful obedt. servants, Bain & Burtt’; outer side with address panel, endorsed ‘via New York’, with ‘LONDON / …
"ARIEL" [PAYNE, Buckner H.]
The negro : what is his ethnological status? Is he the progeny of Ham? Is he a descendant of Adam and Eve? Has he a soul? Or is he a beast in God’s nomenclature? What is his status as fixed by God in creation? What is his relation to the white race?
Cincinnati : Published for the Proprietor, 1867. Second edition. Octavo, original printed green wrappers, 48 pp; a near fine copy. Colonel Buckner H. Payne (1799-1889) was an American clergyman, publisher and racist pamphleteer. Under the pseudonym of Ariel, Payne authored a racist pamphlet, offering a counter-argument to the Curse of Ham, suggesting instead that blacks did …
Dettagli sopra la giovine Esquimaude giunta in Francia il 27 Luglio 1827 in compagnia degli Indiani-Osagi venuti dall’America e presentati a S. M. Carlo X. nel suo Palazzo Reale di S. Cloud il 15 Agosto 1827 e che Il. Sig. Paganini espone alla pubblica vista. Compendio della nascita e costumi di questa giovine Esquimaude ed altre particolarita’ degne dell’ osservazione del pubblico.
[Cover title: L’Esquimade vivente.] Torino : Tipografia Eredi Bianco e Comp., 1838. Octavo, original green printed wrappers (stitching a little loose, a trifle dog-eared), woodcut frontispiece illustration of the young female Inuit, pp 16; internally clean and sound, a good copy. This scarce pamphlet – a wonderful example of the nineteenth century European public’s fascination with travelling exhibitions …
SAY, Thomas (1787-1834)
Philadelphia : [Mitchell, Ames and White], 1819. “From Mitchell, Ames & White’s third edition of Nicholson’s Encyclopedia” (title page). Octavo, plain wrappers, upper section of title page with late nineteenth century paper restoration,  pp, illustrated with 4 engraved plates; scattered foxing. Sabin, 77380. Rare. Not in Shaw-Shoemaker, Early American imprints. Series II (1801-1819). The bibliography in Turton’s A …
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 …
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 …
Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.
$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, …
[Cover title: Minimanual of the urban guerrilla]. Vancouver : Pulp Press, 1974. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 38, ; a fine copy. Carlos Marighella (1911-1969) was a Brazilian Marxist writer, politician – and guerilla.
[KENNEDY, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963]
[U.S.A. : Democratic Party, 1960]. Original metal button (badge); diameter 33 mm; pin intact; fine condition.
Being a practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape-vine in each department of hot house, cold grapery, retarding house, and out door culture. With plans for the construction of the requisite buildings, and giving the best methods of heating the same. Every department being fully illustrated. New York : Orange Judd & Company, 1852. …
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)
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 …
GOESIN, Petrus de
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, . Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …
CAGE, John Milton, Jr. (1912-1992)
New York : Henmar Press : Sole selling agent, C.F. Peters Corp.,  ©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 …
JAZZ MAGAZINE; [ELLINGTON, Duke, 1899-1974]
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 …
LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )
Santa Rosa [U.S.A.] : Nawakum Press, 2014. Folio, papered boards, pp. , 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 …
Van Noy Inter-State Co.
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.
BINGHAM, Hiram, Senior
/ 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.], . Small broadside, 220 x 100 mm, caption title in calligraphic bold, nine verse stanzas; small chips at upper corners, old horizontal fold line; …
[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 …
CABAY, Joseph (d. 1865)
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 …
DE LA MANO. [DREITZEHN, Zell, 1830-1882?]
A group of ephemera relating to the nineteenth century Austrian-born magician and spiritualist De La Mano, who toured the east coast of the United States in 1876, 1878 and 1881. As early as 1878 he was incorporating spiritualist elements into his shows, and his 1881 tour as an illusionist was ultimately abandoned in favour of …
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..
TUCKER, Ethel & TUCKER, Catherine F.
Sevenoaks, U.K. : J. Salmon Ltd. (printer), . 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.
DUNCAN, John M.
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, …
SCHOOL OF APPLIED ART, BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN.
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,  pp, illustrated …
Melbourne : Pilven and Stephens, [1944?]. Small quarto, original pictorial limp covers (lightly marked, a little darkened along spine),  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.
[COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION] STEVENS, Thomas
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.
JOHNSON, Phyllis (editor)
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 …
ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY CO.
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.
BLAKE, William (1757-1827)
[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 …
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 …
VICTORIA. PARLIAMENTARY PAPER. [PELHAM-CLINTON, Henry, 5th Duke of Newcastle, 1811-1864; BARKLY, Sir Henry, 1815-1898]
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 …
UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIO
Hollywood, California : Universal International Studio, [c.1955]. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled,  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.
NATIONAL U.S. 66 HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION
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,  pp, printed in colour with sepia photographic illustrations, …
SHIVES, Audrey M. (editor)
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 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 …
SULZER, William (1863-1941); [CARBONNEL, Emile]
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  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 …
[CHARLES DAVIS LTD.]
U.S.A. : Norton Abrasives, [c.1938]. Single sheet, 180 x 360 mm, folding to form  panels, illustrated, front with stamp of Charles Davis Ltd., Agents, Hobart,
GORDON, C.M.; GORDON, G.
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.
[STATES PUBLISHING CO.]
[s.l.] : States Publishing Co., [1906?]. Small oblong quarto, original printed wrappers (marked, rear wrapper with small loss to fore-edge), staples rusted,  text,  full-page collotype illustrations, internally clean and sound. Unrecorded in Australian collections.
[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.
Oct. 31st – Nov. 1st – 1964. Programme. Single sheet, folding into 4 pp large octavo, roneo printed, old vertical fold line and pencilled annotations in the margins made by an attendee, otherwise fine.
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. …
Fondateur et Directeur: Dr. Vittorio Podrecca (Rome 33, Via Boezio 8). [Roma?] : s.n. . 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 …
LAFOND DE LURCY, Gabriel
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.