Catalogues

Elist 32 - Aviation, New Zealand, Prints, West Point

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.

Elist 31- Polar, Macao, Australia, West Point

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, limited 1st edition with the list of corrections published later; A New and Correct History of New Holland… by A Society of Gentlemen, Glasgow 1796, Ferguson 247; a very large albumen photograph for Rogers Locomotive Works, New Jersey of a St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway engine, 1887; The Cadet Game, a 1905 Milton Bradley game based on West Point; Tuckey’s Account of the Voyage to establish a Colony at Port Phillip… the first and only period account of the failed attempt to settle Victoria, 1805; 1st printing of Malaeska by Ann Stephens, which later achieved fame as the first dime novel; a selection of prints & maps about Macao, China; the family annotated copy of Memoirs of Captain James Wilson the London Missionary Society captain to the South Seas and India, 1815; the scarce account of the 2nd Mutiny against Wm. Bligh, the Rum Rebellion.  Books, prints, ephemera, 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.

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.