"M" is for MiscellanyPublished on 03 July 2017
Here we offer you a sneak preview of the items that will be on display at our stall (23) at the 2017 Melbourne Rare Book Fair, July 7-9. The colour brochure features 17 highlights including Mathematics, Memento Mori, Militaria, The Middle East, and a 1928 photo album of a Grand Tour undertaken by four friends in a car called Marco Polo (item 14). For those who collect Olympic Games programs we have Count Mercati's copy of the Official Program of the 1912 Stockholm Olympics (item 15), and for collectors of social and women's history we have Mrs Mary Wilson's personal album from the mid 19th Century (item 9).[...] Read more
EGYPT AND THE LEVANT. A private collection of books,maps,drawings and photographsPublished on 10 May 2015
The catalogue illustrates a private collection of 175 ítems related mainly to Egypt.We highlight the fine copy of Belzoni´s first edition with text and folio atlas; David Robert´s own copy of the rare book Views of the Nile by Owen Jones,Boies Penrose´s copy of Pococke Description of the East, Layard´s copy of Vivant Denon Planches du Voyage dans la Basse et Haut Egypte 1802,other folio plate books by Allan,Bida,Binion,Caillaud (2 volumes),Pascal Coste,Francis Frith,Gau,Hamilton,Robert Hay,Charles Head,Linant de Bellefonds,Luigi Mayer,Henry Pilleau,Spilsbury,Thevenot,Van Lennep,Melchior Vogue,Robert Wood.
Books in 4to and 8vo with many first edition,dedicated and association copies of distinguished provenances:
Sonnini,Baron Taylor,Champollion,Chardin,Doyle,Gemelli Careri,Joliffe,Laborde,Layard,Legh,Le Macrier,Paul Lucas,,Lyon,Mouradja D´Ohsson,Montulé, Maundrell,Norden,Rycaut,Sandys (1 rare edition),Schubert and Bernatz,Thomas Shaw,Spencer,Spon & Wheler,Thevenot, Caylus (Blackmer´s copy), Tully,Pietro della Valle,Villamont,Volney,Savary,Wilkinson (1 edition with egyptological binding).
Willey Reveley three outstading watercolours signed and dated in Egypt 1785. Pyramids,Heliopoli´s obelisk and Pompey´s pillar at Alexandria.
large watercolour by Cassas of Pompey´s pillar at Alexandria,
Two large watercolours of Alexandria by Dedem Van de Gelder signed during his Egypt´s sejour (1791-92)
Lady Louisa Tenison two large drawings of the Philae´s temple
William James Muller watercolour and pastel view of Karnak´s hypostyle hall.
Abukir´s battle large spanish watercolour unique of its kind.
Henry Pilleau´s two original watercolours
Finally stereoscopic collection,watercolour´s album,maps,prints,engravings complete this collection that encompass four centuries of western interest on Egypt and its monumental remains.
CATALOGUE PRICE....40 EUROS.