E-Catalogue 15Published on 18 Jan. 2019
Special List II - Traum der Erkenntnis – Dream of PerceptionPublished on 20 Dec. 2018
When attitudes become Special List II“ (in remembrance of our dear friend Harald Szeemann) represents our intention to acquaint you with printed and graphic material, with great ideas captured on paper, canvas or other carriers by means of a wide variety of techniques. Both the
form of the presentation and the selection of objects result from our continuous attempts to oppose the common trend of apparent arbitrariness. The two antiquarian booksellers (one of them being a gallerist as well) have undertaken their trip culminating in this presentation of offbeat, highquality,
rare – in many cases unique – offers, accompanied by
a young and ambitious art dealer.
We cordially invite you to devote particular attention to
some of our „favorites“, which might arouse your interest and
might even perhaps become yours...
Rare Books, Prints & Photographs Winter 2018 - 2019Published on 12 Dec. 2018
Special List 318: The Middle AgesPublished on 03 Dec. 2018
Catalogue #14Published on 28 Nov. 2018
Featuring archives, collections, photographs, ephemera, scrapbooks, albums, manuscripts, folk and outsider books, as well as other primary materials. 115 items in all, covering criminology, sexuality, music, periodicals, education, photography, literature, fashion and design, art, and much more.[...] Read more
Rare books, maps, prints & photographsPublished on 20 Nov. 2018
Our forthcoming auction is one of the most varied we have offered. As usual, there is a strong showing of Australian and Pacific voyages and travels, including Flinders, Voyage to Terra Australis, 1814, with the large atlas; Phillip, Voyage to Botany Bay, 1789, in the coloured issue; two sets of the official accounts of Cook’s three voyages, 1773-84; and a singular copy of White, Voyage to New South Wales, 1790, with the
plates present both in coloured and plain state and with an unrecorded proof plate.
The maps are headed by the three very rare Flinders charts of 1801, for which his Observations on the coast of Van Diemen’s Land published in the same year, is a commentary ‘intended to accompany’ them.
The photographs include a magnificent pair of albums of views in New South Wales, circa 1880 to 1895, one containing 100 large photographs, the other 11 folding panoramas of Sydney. A number of other panoramic views, of various kinds, have also been consigned.
The natural history section derives chiefly from the collection of Dr. Louis Pigott of Brisbane, and includes, amongst some fine bird books, John Gould’s copy of Buller, History of the birds of New Zealand, 1873.
The highlight of the prints is the very rare view of Newcastle published by Absalom West, Sydney 1812.
We are also pleased to offer a group of finely illustrated architecture books, spanning four centuries.
We will also be accepting bids through Invaluable.
China in Manuscript and Photography - Hong Kong Maritime MuseumPublished on 12 Nov. 2018
Highlights included are:
* 1847 - Original Chinese Pith Paintings
* 1849 - Unpublished Translations of Chinese Texts - Early History of Amoy - William Gingell
* 1889 - First Chart of the Upper Yangtze River and the Three Gorges - Large Panorama Map
* 1910 - Photography of Early Trade on the Yangtze River - Over 400 Photos in Six Albums
* 1922 - Rare Glass Lantern Slide Photographs During the May Thirteenth Movement in Shanghai