Archives, Manuscripts & Complicated Objects #7Published on 30 Jan. 2012
A selection of 35 unique archives, manuscripts, correspondence, and assorted "complicated objects" with concomitant complicated descriptions which take up too much space in our regular catalogs and so they go here instead.[...] Read more
Catalogue 137Published on 19 Jan. 2012
Highlighting a selection of deluxe illustrated children's books from a recently acquired private collection, Catalogue 137 contains fifty-two items, including a copy of Arthur Rackham's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with an original ink and watercolor drawing; an extraordinary illuminated manuscript on vellum of The Song of Songs, from the collection of a prominent Talmudic scholar; a powerful German linocut calendar from 1969 that pays tribute to the African-American Civil Rights Movement; and much more.[...] Read more
Australian Natural HistoryPublished on 22 Dec. 2011
A specialist catalogue on the glorious books and prints from the golden age of Australian Natural History, featuring works by John Gould, John White, George Shaw, Sir James Edward Smith, Ferdinand Bauer and John Lewin. This catalogue includes some of the great rarities relating to this subject, notably Smith's Botany of New Holland and Shaw's Zoology of New Holland, books which are ideal examples of the way in which early Australian studies were well-served by the most skilled Georgian artists and printers.
Among some of the other highlights are James Atkinson's splendid An Account of the State of Agriculture & Grazing in New South Wales (1838) with the view of Sydney and the remarkable map of New South Wales; the rare Thesaurus Botanicum by Trattinnick and the equally uncommon Sammlung schönblühender Gewächse of Ness von Esenbeck, two important botanical books with a range of fine illustrations of some of the first Australian plants to be cultivated in Europe; a lovely presentation copy of James Busby's Treatise on the Culture of the Vine (1825), the first book on Australian wine; the rare hand-coloured edition of Governor Phillip's Voyage (1789); and a lovely set of John Latham's General History of Birds.
Auction of Rare and Interesting Manuscripts, Books, Photographs and ArtPublished on 30 Nov. 2011
Auction of Rare and Interesting Manuscripts, Photographs, Books & Artwork
Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury Hotel, Sunday 11 December at 1.30pm
Highlights include autograph letters from numerous polar explorers – Back, Parry, Sir John and Sir James Ross, Crozier, Hooker, Franklin, Markham, Nordenskjöld, Armitage, Borchgrevink, Gregory and Shackleton; as well as Francis Hare (re the destruction of the Kelly gang), JM Barrie, Helen Keller, JRR Tolkien and Evelyn Waugh.
Photographs include vintage Frank Hurley Antarctic albums from the personal collection of Sir Douglas Mawson, Australian daguerreotypes, the highly important albums from the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition 1891-92, and unpublished Spencer and Gillen photographs.
Books include a fine first edition of AA Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) in the publisher's deluxe leather binding, atlases by Carroll (1876) and Goyder (1877-78), Powell's Narrative of a Journey to Swan River (1831, the first book on the new settlement in Western Australia), Byrne's The First Six Books by Euclid (1847, 'one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the whole century'), Walsh's Bradshaw Art of the Kimberley (2000, a modern classic), original colonial artwork by Benjamin Solly and Richard Hayley Lever, a portfolio by Leonard French (The Journey, 1970, ten original screenprints, only 25 sets), and John Brack Nudes. Fifteen Original Lithographs (1982, about 50 copies).
Catalogue 70: Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts and EphemeraPublished on 21 Nov. 2011
Highlights include a lavish seventeenth-century edition of the collected works of Cujas, the first edition of Livingston's System of Penal Law for the United States of America, a trio of prints from Vanity Fair, the first report of the Dartmouth College Case, a selection of 26 Latin American titles printed before 1930, and a selection of new Lawbook Exchange publications.[...] Read more
100th CataloguePublished on 09 Nov. 2011
The books will be exhibited in the XIV Salón del Libro Antiguo organized by the Gremio Madrileño de Libreros de Viejo from the 24th to the 27th November, in Hotel Miguel Ángel (C/ Miguel Ángel 29-31 - Madrid). The bookfair will open its doors on Thursday the 24th at 18 pm. We invite you to visit us on Thursday 24th from 18 pm to 21 pm, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th from 11 am to 21 pm, and Sunday 27th from 11am to 15pm.[...] Read more