Drawings & How to Make Them: Original Sketchbooks, and Instructive Books on ArtPublished on 01 March 2016
This catalogue of original drawings and instructive books on art includes more than 30 items, arranged in random order, and spanning decades. Highlights includes some lovely ladies drawn by Pierre-Louis Henri Grevedon, costume and fashion illustration from ancient times to the 20th century, landscapes, cartoons, Japanese design, anatomical drawings, original pencil drawings by Phiz, and a weirdo (or two).[...] Read more
Curiosity & DiscoveryPublished on 21 May 2015
A new catalogue that takes as its theme the spirit of Enlightenment in terms of exploration and voyages. The great explosion of late eighteenth century voyages is represented by important works by many of the key figures, naturally enough focussing on Cook and La Pérouse, but with forays into all manner of works which reveal the scale of the ambition which underwrote them, whether it be the travels of Banks or Bougainville, Bligh or Baudin.[...] Read more
catalogue 20Published on 03 March 2015
an eclectic mix of rare books broadly spanning the period of the Enlightenment.
- some economics, like Tolosan’s rare assessment of the French economy at the outbreak of the French Revolution, Graumann’s proposal for a central bank or Auspitz’s mathematical economics.
- social statistics, like Angeville’s chloropleth maps, or early city maps and business directories for Berlin, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
- broadsides, unrecorded 17th century illustrated Bamberg legal announcements of court sessions, or a gentleman propositioning a prostitute in Georgian England
- science early horological tables, or the original offprint of Herschel’s Telescope.