Pictorial Maps Listing May 2016 - HighlightsPublished on 11 May 2016
Old Imprints is pleased to present some particularly interesting pictorial maps in this, our second listing of the year.
- several fine aviation era maps by Ernest Clegg, Kenneth Thompson, Ruth Taylor White and L. Helguera
- maps of Australia, Canada and New Zealand by MacDonald Gill whose work led the renaissance of decorative mapmaking in the early 20th century
- work by important American pictorial map makers Jo Mora, Ernest Dudley Chase, Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark
- a map of Spokane, Washington a fine example of late 19th century bird's eye views
And here's your chance if you have never seen a Willy Nilly map or a "Fun Map"...
The pdf catalog contains highlights of the full listing which can be viewed online at www.oldimprints.com
Catalogue 83 European AffairsPublished on 10 May 2016
European Affairs from former times in Manuscript, including letters during the Siege of Paris in 1872 and an eyewitness at the Battle Waterloo in 1815, 18th Century Portuguese Political Memoirs, Venetian problems with Turks and the Inquisition, to Sir Edward Seymour during Henry VIII’s Scottish campaign, Charles I diplomacy with the Holy Roman Emperor, an African King’s order for Gunpowder from Liverpool D.H. Lawrence’s condemnation of British censorship, Rebecca West on difficulties with her son by H.G.Wells, Surrealist Letters from Edward James , Dorothy L. Sayers dealings with the Church, and Lewis Carroll in the role of Headhunter.[...] Read more
Auction catalogue 137 - on Friday, 4. 12. 2015.Published on 12 Nov. 2015
A Catalog of Theatrical Ephemera September 2015Published on 22 Sept. 2015
Craig Clinton has just prepared A Catalog of Theatrical Ephemera, including items such as play bills, prints and magazines, covering the following topic categories: Actors, Japanese Theatre Prints, Opera, Play Ephemera, Portraits, Programs/Broadsides, Scenery, Sheet Music, Spectacles, Theatre History, Views, Miscellaneous. This richly illustrated catalog provides a fascinating view into the world of the theater from the eighteenth century to the recent past. For those with an interest in the topic, there is much to look at. The pdf catalog available for download here orders these items chronologically within the topic categories. The items can also be viewed online at www.oldimprints.com. In either format we hope that exploration of this catalog will be both an enjoyable and a worthwhile activity.[...] Read more
Vestiges of Empire Catalogue 78Published on 14 April 2015
This Catalogue has not been collected from the far flung corners of Empires, but from the relative safety of browsing Booksellers Catalogues and Fair Stands, items discovered out of place in book auctions, and from the estates of the Servants of Empire who have no further use for Pig Sticking Spears. Nothing has been imported for this catalogue but everything in it has been washed up on British shores from Empires of the World. The most recent Afghan Wars are represented by the rugs woven for soldiers and Aid Workers, and the 1580 Fries woodcut map showing the extent of the Empire of Alexander the Great, to a collection of redundant Indian Policeman’s Whistles issued before the 1947 Independence.
Clifford Bax, after the First World War, wrote the words to the Hymn exhorting “Turn Back O Man forswear thy foolish ways… Age after Age their Tragic Empires Rise”, ending with the hope that “Earth Shall be Fair and All Men Glad and Wise”. Each item here has it’s place in the “tragic rise” and each a beauty and fascination of it’s age.
QueenslandPublished on 14 April 2015
Queensland: a special list of over 90 books, photographs and ephemera which covers many aspects of Queensland and the Torres Strait, including indigenous cultures; exploration by Europeans; early colonial families; missionaries and anthropologists; political radicals and writers, and tourism.[...] Read more