Catalogues

Elist 25- China, Japan, James Cook, Australia

110 items including handsome Sea Mosses albums, seaweeds of Santa Cruz CA & NY Harbor, 1878; 185 postcards of China~ Hong Kong, Macau, Chefoo, Peking, Canton & Shanghai; a variety of items on Captain Cook, including a collection of Cook images; a proof  edition of George Carter’s superb The Death of Captain James Cook by the Indians of O,why,ee…; the Spy cartoon of W.G. Grace, with his autograph; an archive of 460 professional photographs of American historical & political handkerchiefs; an album of ephemera from the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910 & an English family's visit to Japan; Plattes’ A Discovery of Subterranean Treasure…, the 1st useful English text on metallurgy; La Loubere’s New Historical Relation of the Kingdom of Siam… 1693,  from the South Manchuria Railway Library; collection of unusual WWI silk postcards; the 1st issue of Hankow Daily News 1906 advertising West Australian timber; a Japanese silk sample album showcasing the new synthetic dye colors of purple, mauves and bright hot reds, ca. 1900.  Books, photographs, prints, ephemera.

Elist 24 ~ China, Australia, Military, Exploration

91 items including an annotated Newgate Prison Calendars for 1814, listing hundreds of people transported to New South Wales, with extensive manuscript notations;  a 1st edition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring;  a very rare Who’s Who in China, 1931; Cooke’s Fifty Plates of Shipping and Craft in proof, extra illustrated, with a group of the engravings from the regular edition, 1829-31; Puzzle for Navigating or Wandering the World, a Japanese board game, 1868 which takes the players throughout America, Australasia, the Poles, Europe and Asia; a French printer’s trade catalogue for labels for wines & spirits, ca. 1890;  An Account of the Present State of Egypt by John Remmey, NY 1799, the Green family copy, one of the earliest printing families of the American Colonies; 20 glass plate negatives of Western Australian gold fields ca. 1901, by William Shockley, a contemporary of Herbert Hoover; W.W.I scrap album of Charles Sweeny, the 1st American awarded the Legion of Honor and most likely a spy; rare panoramic lithograph of Brisbane Australia in 1877 by Maclure & Macdonald.  Books, photographs, prints, ephemera.

Elist 23 – Rubaiyats, Maps, Theater, China, Australia

91 items including a collection of Rubaiyat’s including St. Dunstan’s edition, one of 22 copies; original issues of Transactions of The Oriental Ceramic Society, 1925-1931; long run of The Theatre magazine, possibly Noel Coward’s copy, inscribed; set of five Mercator maps published by Hondius including the World and Four Continents: Europe, Africa, America and Asia with original color; Bell’s Common-Place Book, an early indexing system developed by John Locke, folio in magnificent original green vellum, 1770; Banastre Tarleton’s Revolutionary War map Plan of the Siege of Charlestown in South Carolina; two documents relating to early Acadian & French slave holders in Louisiana, 1790; first edition of Atlas Shrugged from a commercial lending library; 1st four numbers of Steichen’s U.S. Camera Magazine; Eichenberg illustrated limited edition of A Child’s Christmas in Wales; two early sea charts of the coast of China, Taiwan and Burma, one by Daniel Ross, the “Father of the Indian Surveys”, 1828-9. Books, maps, prints, ephemera.

Elist 22 – Antarctic, China, Dickens, World War I & II, Australia

179 items including a 1st edition of Dickens Christmas Carol; an extraordinary Manuscript Order of Transportation signed by King George IV in 1824, listing 66 convicts transported to Australia; a nice group of Antarctic titles including Mawson, Amundsen, Weddell & Borchgrevink; a broadside for an English silhouette gallery, an employer of S. T. Gill; a WWI manuscript appreciation from Paris residents to American Lt. Credo Harris & Gallipoli items; a WWII scrapbook of letters, with impressions of Gertrude Stein and VE Day; signed & inscribed Eisenhower presentation to Secretary of War in Meet Abraham Lincoln; Harry S. Truman Mr. Citizen, 1 of 100 copies signed; an 1852 gold rush ALS from a Sydney emigrant “...there was four thousand persons arrived in one day”; Colvin presentation copies of Adirondack reports; an unpublished investigation of tobacco growing in Australia lead by C. M. Slagg, 1927-30; 1765 – 1766 medical manuscript text of an Italian student in latin. Books, maps, prints, photographs, postcards, ephemera.

Elist 21 – Photographs, Gold Mining, Revolutionary War, Prints, China, Australia

91 items including woodcut prints from the “Nuremberg Chronicle” published in 1493; an American Revolutionary war privateering commission for Loyalist David Fenton; a pair of Qing Dynasty Ancestor portraits; Japanese wood block prints of Westerners including a camera lucida; photo album of an engineer for the Catskill Aqueduct, Hudson River Siphon and NYC Subway 1910-1916; Manuscript letters from an American gold seeker in Victoria, Australia to his sweetheart in Massachusetts, with a sketch, 1854-55; handsomely colored Family crests by Joseph Edmondson from “Crests of the English Nobility”, 1764; a handsome Bible, previously owned by the family of Jacob Gater, the leader of a ‘Swing Riot’ in Berkshire, England, Winchester 1774; photograph album with correspondence by an American Baptist missionary to Burma, 1905. Books, maps, prints, photographs, postcards, ephemera.

Elist 20 - Photography, Revolutionary War, Maps, Fine Bindings, China, Australia

135 items including an album of attractive landscape & bird images sold by Hoaching, Canton; photograph album of American Harvester Company’s Australian sales trip ca. 1891-3; John Arrowsmith maps of Adelaide, South Australia & New Zealand; the only life portrait of Benedict Arnold, published in Paris 1816; the American Civil War as reported & illustrated in Harper’s Weekly, 1862-65; a collection of glass slides of outback gold mining in Western Australia & Victoria, ca. 1905; other glass slides of South Africa and Japan; Maps by Blaeu of America, of Australia by Freycinet, Flinders, D’Entrecasteaux & George W. Evans & of the UK by Speed; World War Through the Stereoscope, a near complete set of Keystone Company’s images of WWI; 1816 Book of Common Prayer with foredge painting of Worcester Cathedral. Books, maps, prints, photographs, postcards, original art, ephemera.

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.

108 items on Captain JAMES COOK & Associates.

Including a 30-year collection of portraits & "Death of Cook" images, notably the FIRST PRINTED IMAGE OF COOK printed in 1759; autograph letters of his associates; maps; an early American collection of Cook's family crest, a portrait & letter assembled by an American relation of Cook's; a set of Cook's Voyages with Kippis' Life of Cook & the "Death of Cook" plate in the atlas; a 1790 playbill; 1810 George III Jubilee puzzle with Cook influences; Webber views. Books, maps, prints, early newspapers, ephemera, etc.

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.