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Specialities : Illustrated books
An offering of over 30 beautifully produced books from Private and Fine Presses, includes books from the Kelmscott Pres, the Ashendene Press, Nonesuch Press, the Golden Cockerel Press, the Doves Press, and many more. It includes works dating from the Arts and Crafts Movement to the 21st Century.[...] Read more
Specialities : Pacificana
Koapena, the formidable New Guinea chief of the Hood River region, south-east of Port Moresby, was painted in 1885 by the Russian scientist and artist Miklouho-Maclay. Koapena was known as "a great fighting chief, one of the finest men we have seen" (Lyne, "New Guinea", p. 114).
The portrait superbly illustrates the late-nineteenth-century relationship between Australia and New Guinea; furthermore it specifically illustrates the personal bond that existed between the enigmatic Russian explorer, artist and ethnographer Miklouho-Maclay and the British commander of the Australian Station, Sir James Erskine at the very time that Sir James had proclaimed New Guinea as a British Protectorate - a momentous event in the history of both countries.
This important painting has remained in the family of Commodore Erskine until recent times. For a full catalogue description click here:
To accompany this we have prepared an online catalogue of fifty items of ethnographic interest, which can be seen here:
Please note that Hordern House catalogue prices are in Australian dollars (currently AUD$100.00 equals approximately US$65.00 / EUR 60.00/ GBP 53.00).
249: HYPNOSIS & MESMERISM – Spiritualism – Medical History & Oddities – Science Fact & Fiction
Specialities : Medicine
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