79 items including unusual Aviation items- a program card for July 1927 reception in Paris for Chamberlin, Levine & Byrd; the group photo of New Guinea natives & staff on a GUBA seaplane’s wings, the first seaplane to fly around the world 1939; the printing plate from Byrd’s 1929 Christmas card with Antarctic scene. Prints including the neoclassical masterpiece, the Hamilton Vase, 1767; two aquatints from Wall’s Hudson River Portfolio, 1826 of Beacon & Fort Montgomery NY; the monumental print of the Warwick Vase by Piranesi, 1778; of New Zealand interest - the Kiwi from Dumont D’Urville’s voyage, 1846; Earl of Auckland, 1850; proof plate of William Martin, 1st Chief Justice of NZ; pen & ink of Wangapeka Station, ca. 1881; Trades of Bengal, exquisite 19th century paintings on mica ; 1881-82 Puck Magazine with depressingly relevant caricatures – anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, anti-Native American; the Gun Issue; ALS from a Singapore resident to her London bookseller complaining about abridged editions of Susan Warner’s books; a group of West Point hop cards, 1876-1928; racism at West Point in the broadside The West Point Mob, decrying racism there & recommending closure of the Academy, 1871.
Books, Prints, Ephemera, Photographs, Maps.
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44 items including an ALS from Will Humphrys, prominent print engraver in Philadelphia, London & Italy; 1871 ALS from Manchester, Iowa Quaker giving price for farm land; Joyce’s Finnegans Wake...
An impressive collection of 262 antiquarian Australian maps & double hemispheres with Australian interest, a collection over 50 years in the making. For sale as a collection.