Rare Books, Prints & Photographs Winter 2018 - 2019Published on 12 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.
Rare Books, Decorative Prints and Historical PhotographyPublished on 14 Nov. 2018
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* 1849 - Unpublished Translations of Chinese Texts - Early History of Amoy - William Gingell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
Boston book fair catalogue 2018Published on 05 Nov. 2018
The newly discovered and unpublished 14th Bible manuscript is a highlight, as well as the manuscript annotated by the famous Humanist Konrad Peutinger. We offer also a Arabic text in a medieval Latin translation dating 1464. In the manuscript section after 1600 we find among others: Model love letters, an alchemy manuscript, two unpublished (one illustrated) manuscripts on the siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Turks and a 18th century surrealistic novel. There are a number of incunabula, of which the one entirely printed on vellum must surely be the most exceptional. The 16th century starts with a number of fine Aldines, works on Arabian medicine, one of the most beautiful handwriting manuals of the Renaissance, an annotated copy of an important book on English law and some rare voyages on the Holy Land. The 17th to 19th centuries are well represented. There is the Terry copy of one of the earliest books on American history, alchemical medicine: the strange case of a woman 19th months pregnant, a book on why should not called up the Devil and expect him to behave. Two fine miniature books and a rare English source book for Shakespeare. In the 19th century we also have a number of highlights, an illustrated Chinese novel, an account of Louisiana and the first illustrated edition of Frankenstein. The medical tale of the needle woman is simply delightful. There is more Americana and a number of books of interest for the Arabian market.
In the voyage section, the Petit voyages by the Bry is one of the
most monumental geographical publications of the early modern period. The Historia general de la Yndia oriental is a rare and important work on the Portuguese exploration and colonization of the Americas and the Near and the Far East (Brazil, the Persian Gulf and China). We think that in the section maps, photographs and prints, the archive on early aviation is a unique find. The same applies to the typescript of the unpublished interview with Alice Roosevelt. Of course this is only a small selection from our biggest catalogue yet. As always we will also bring with us a large number of books & manuscripts ‘hors catalogue’. We hope for a favourable reception and to see you all at the fair. Booth 328.
Manuscripts - Archives - Photography - Select StockPublished on 30 Oct. 2018
Highlights within our catalog include the following items...
* 1636 - Manuscript Vellum Indenture with two intact wax seals embossed with a skull motif regarding the Feoffment Lands of Barwick, King's Lynn District of Norfolk
* 1870-1931 - A two generation archive of recipes from the household kitchen of Edward Augustus Freeman,
English Writer and Politician
* 1898 - Amicorum with beautiful drawings, watercolour paintings and poetry created by notable contributors.
* 1914 - Beautiful photography of Nikko, Japan, capturing everyday life, shrines and customs through the eyes of a German family.
Manuscripts & Photography - Fall Selection 2018Published on 04 Sept. 2018
Some highlights of this catalog are...
1) 18th Century Vellum Deeds
2) 1870 - Rare Collection of Carte-de-Visite Photographs of Middle Eastern Traditional Costumes
3) 1909 - Rare Recording on Vinyl of North & South Pole Explorers Shackleton & Peary
4) 1897 - Manuscript Letters reflecting a conversation with Czar Nicholas II on board his naval vessel
5) 1920 - Archive of Indonesian Rubber Samples
6) 1953 - Original Wrappers of Children's Magazine Collection by Enid Blyton