Archives & Manuscripts #6Published on 08 Nov. 2011
A selection of 38 unique manuscripts, archives, and correspondence on a variety of topics, from a collection of 1930s "Junior Detective Corps" children's cereal premiums to Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's shotgun, custom engraved with scenes from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Yearling.[...] Read more
Voyages to the Southern HemispherePublished on 31 Oct. 2011
We have assembled for the Australian Antiquarian Book Fair in Sydney on 10 – 12th November a collection of Voyages to the Southern Hemisphere. The title of this catalogue is taken from one of the rarest published works relating to Captain Cook, which is also the first published children’s book relating to Australia, New Zealand, or indeed probably the Pacific. This rare and charming item is complemented by a complete set of Cook’s Voyages, rare printed ephemera including the delightful Langley writing sheet illustrating the third Voyage, and hard to find accounts including editions of Zimmermann, Matra and Marra. The English voyages are further represented by first collected editions in French and English of Dampier and a fine French edition of Anson, as well as the stunning Erskine photographic album of the visit of the Australian Squadron to New Guinea.
The French voyages include a magnificent signed presentation copy of Dumont d’Urville’s Voyage de la corvette L’Astrolabe, a clean copy of Labillardiere’s account of the search for La Perouse, Crozet’s work on the Dufresne voyage, and various charming children’s games, illustrated works and unusual provincial editions. The spectacular and rarely exhibited Joseph Dufour panoramic wallpaper Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique will provide the backdrop to our display and is also offered for sale.
99th CataloguePublished on 14 Oct. 2011
The 99th Catalogue is divided in two parts. The first one is a wide selection of books about local history, albums, maps, guides and travel books. The second part (Addenda) is a compendium with the news in our bookshop about bibliophile, literature, sciences, humanities, etc.[...] Read more
Sommerfreuden - Darunter zahlreiche OkkasionenPublished on 17 Aug. 2011
Yasser Arafat used the PLO stationary for his correspondences. Otto von Bismarcks signed treatises and letters with his quill. And George III. sent greetings from St. James Palace in 1762, while Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia, offered diplomatic "sugar cookies" in his correspondence with his foreign minister. Catalogue 88 highlights the history and politics of past centuries through autographs letters, postcards, photographs and caricatures (by Th. Th. Heine), among them many summer special offers.[...] Read more