Catalogues

Elist 36 ~ Mining, Children’s, China, Maps, Puzzles, Kangaroos

Elist 36 ~ Mining, Children’s, China, Maps, Puzzles, Kangaroos

70 items including an unrecorded children's two-sided puzzle, a double hemisphere map & animals of the world, including the lyrebird & kangaroo; a small archive of missionaries to the hospitals in Futsing by the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1895-1927; an American’s real photo annotated postcards of the Xinhài Gémìng, Xinhai Revolution of 1911; a meticulous photographic record of a superb English silver collection including Paul Lamerie & Queen Anne & George I pieces, magnificently bound; original watercolors of French theater costume designs by Minon, ca. 1920; the limited, large paper Shakespeare Head edition of Defoe’s Novels & Selected Writing, in the original dust wrappers; W.W.I manuscript journal on the HMS Doris in the Dardanelles including the bombardment of ANZAC Cove 26 April 1915; an 1867 Bordeaux wine merchant’s extensive New York price list; a rare silk scarf commemorating the Italian Risorgimento; a number of items on Mining around the world.

INSTITUTIONS: Deferred billing available for this end-of-budget cycle.

Elist 35 ~ Games, Photography, China

Elist 35 ~ Games, Photography, China

Movie ticket to Japanese internment camp in Idaho, WWII; letter about potential emigration from a poorhouse in Wales to New South Wales, 1838; charming penguin characters painted on silk squares, relating to London stage plays, 1913; the signature of "the Mandarin: He Sing”, crew member of the 1st ship from China to dock in New York City, 1847; a series of children’s games from block puzzles to hundreds of lead figures from around the world; Boomerang, a rare French game that launches small metal boomerangs at bowling pins, 1905;  a sammelband of 34 pamphlets on gynecology, with a scarce Alabama imprint of Bozeman's Remarks on Vesico-Vaginal Fistule, 1856-1886;  letters of an emigrant from Scotland to New Zealand speaking of "mismanagement" of the rescue of Burke & Wills, 1879-1905;  4 King photographs of Sydney; Gauthier’s Panoramic View of Papeetee harbor; two glass negatives of Australian boxers and their promoter, 1921; magnificent German folio chromolithographs illustrating Wagner’s Ring cycle, 1896.

Books, Prints, Ephemera, Photographs, Maps

Elist 34 ~ Varia

Elist 34 ~ Varia

108 items including  Steichen’s The Early Years 1900-1927, limited edition; Patrick White inscription recommending Nolan’s “Outback” to White’s US publishers; Greco’s Chess Made Easy, 1750, which passed through the Whitman and J. W. Rimington Wilson libraries; Kate Greenaway Almanacks, complete run from 1883 to 1895; Irvin McDowell’s signed copy of West Point register for June 1842, a class that sent 86 officers to the Civil War; theater broadsides for London theaters 1810-1836, La Perouse, Peter Wilkins, Cataract of the Ganges, Felon of New York; The Anvil, 1st issue of Dartmouth newspaper with women’s suffrage content, 1873; Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, 1st issue of the 3rd edition, 1860; Valentine’s Manual of New York, presentation copy with content on the Croton Aqueduct, 1844; Japanese fabric sample album with over 400 exquisite fabric swatches, ca. 1900; W.W.I. photographs of Sinai & Palestine campaign, including Australian Light Horse; Hudson River.

Books, Prints, Ephemera, Photographs, Maps

AUSTRALIA IN MAPS 1540 - 1898.

AUSTRALIA IN MAPS 1540 - 1898.

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.

Cook's Last Voyage

Cook's Last Voyage

Cook's Last Voyage - The Artistic Vision in John Webber's Prints Unpublished Aquatints; Lifetime Issues; Boydell Issues A series of Webber views of Cook's third voyage to the South Pacific including New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, Krakatoa, French Polynesia, Vietnam, Russian Kamchatka and Macao in China, published from 1787 to 1820.