BRONTE, Emily Jane. The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Bronte
Edited by Clement Shorter / Arranged and collated, with Bibliography and Notes by C.W. Hatfield. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1923. First Complete Edition. Octavo : pp. xxiv, 196 : illustrated with four plates : hand-bound in half dark blue oasis morocco over cloth boards : lettered in gilt to spine : five raised bands : sen headbands : top edge gilt : all other edges trimmed. Fine. (Bookseller inventory #2807)
[Explanatory Map of the Recent Situation in East Asia]. 最近の東亜形勢図解. [Saikin no Tōa keisei zukai].
Large colourful folding map of East Asia, 79 x 109cm. Some creasing and closed tears along fold-lines that have been neatly repaired with archival material. A little browning along folds in lower right section of the map. A very striking map in very good condition. Published in 1937 this colourful pictorial map shows the dynamic military situation in East Asia from the Japanese point of view. The map covers Japan, Taiwan, China, and the Soviet Union, and shows existing tensions along the borders where numerous military personnel and machines are placed.View More
RAE, John. Photograph Album. Views of Sydney, 1842. From Sketches by John Rae
RAE, John. Photograph Album. Views of Sydney, 1842. From Sketches by John Rae. 27 original photographs of early Sydney views. Sydney, William Gullick, 1898: Letterpress titlepage, index, 27 original photographs mounted on card. Oblong folio [320x430cm], sumptuously bound in full morocco by the Government binder, gilt lettering and decorations, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles. Some foxing to mounts, not affecting photographs and a little bumping to album corners. Else in very good condition. Album includes photographic reproductions of watercolours painted by the artist in 1842 and 1850. Images
Jüdische Flieger im Kriege ein Blatt der Erinnerung by THEILHABER, Dr. Felix A.
Berlin: Louis Lamm, 1919. Octavo, printed wrappers, 52 pp., four plates. Well preserved in the original publisher's printed wrappers. Scarce early booklet defending the role and valour of German-Jewish aviators in the First World War. Printed in 1919, this is the scarce first edition and was followed by an enlarged second edition of 1924. The author, Felix Aaron Theilhaber (1884-1956), was a physician and gynaecologist based in Berlin and Jena. As a young man he visited Palestine and remained committed to the establishment of a Jewish homeland for the remainder of his life.View More
Practical Observations on Insanity
The third and final revised edition of the major work by English physician Joseph Mason Cox (1763-1818). In this work he introduces his swinging technique, based on a design by Erasmus Darwin, of spinning a patient’s body round a vertical axis in a specially designed chair which would produce nausea, vomiting, and convulsions, but would ultimately lead to a restful slumber, which he believed to be a positive outcome for the maniacal. This copy warmly inscribed by Cox.View More
Ornamente der Hausindustrie Ungarn's
PULSKY, Carl, & Friedrach Fischbach. Ornamente der Hausindustrie Ungarn's. Budapest, 1878: pp8, 34 [descriptive text in parallel German, Hungarian and French. 39 (of 40) plates on thick paper (all but 3 are chromolitho), some with silver or gold. Folio [280x390mm], loose as issued in cloth-backed portfolio (spine chipped, lacking the ties). The beautiful plates illustrate traditional and folk textile and embroidery designs from Hungary and Romania.
[VERVE] Picasso at Vallauris
[VERVE] Picasso at Vallauris. Essay by George Ramie. Translated by Serge Hughes. New York, Reynal & Company, 1959, first US edition: pp104, colour & b/w ills; folio, Picasso designed dust jacket. Text in English and French. Originally published in 1951 in France as a double number of Verve(25 & 26).
LANDOW, Dr. Peter [photographers] Buergel, Henry; Schenker,Karl; Eide Waldermar; Fleischmann, Trude; et al. Nature and Culture: Woman
120 photographs of various nationalities selected by Dr Peter Landow. London: Chapman and Hall, 1926. Hardcover : pp. x (1, blank), 120 plates as called for : Blue cloth boards with gilt blocked border and title : top edge dye (yellow) : textured dustwrapper : small square bookseller sticker on front of jacket under the word "Woman" and again on the foot of the front pastedown near the gutter : in blue custom made clamshell box. (Bookseller inventory #1559)
The artist Louis-Auguste de Sainson with companions from the Astrolabe in the rainforest at Carteret Harbour, New Ireland (1827).
Watercolour and ink on paper, 398 x 287 mm (entire sheet); contemporary inscription in ink to verso: 80. Vue du grand torrent et d’une forêt / Hâvre Carteret; the artist’s own re-worked section (80 x 110 mm, irregular) carefully pasted on at lower left; short closed tear at right edge; extremely well preserved. A very early depiction of French explorers in the virgin equatorial landscape of Island Melanesia, painted by Louis-Auguste de Sainson, the official voyage artist on Dumont d’Urville’s famous 1826-29 expedition in the Astrolabe.View More
RANDOLPH, Thomas. Poems with the Muses Looking-Glass, and Amyntas: whereunto is added The Jealous Lovers.
Oxford: Printed for F. Bowman by John Crosley, 1668. Fifth Edition with several Additions Corrected and Amended. Small octavo : pp. 4 blank (28) 436, 2 blank : new eps : gilt dentelles with floral motif : polished calf boards with triple gilt ruled border surrounding a floral and foliate border : rebacked with red leather title panel lettered in gilt and the publication year in gilt to tail of spine. Long note in small hand to first blank detailing the purchase of the volume in 1840. (Bookseller inventory #2642)
HOCKNEY’S ALPHABET. The Deluxe first edition, Illustrated with twenty seven full Page Colour plates by Hockney and printed on fine art paper. Lond. Faber & Faber. 1991. Fine in the slip-case and signed by David Hockney and Stephen Spender. Stephen Spender invited several British and American writers to contribute with texts that could accompany Hockney's specially drawn alphabet. The authors included William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, David Hockney, Kazuo Ishiguro et al. Norman Mailer declined but was included anyway.
MANDALAY AND OTHER CITIES OF BURMA
MANDALAY. And Other Cities of the Past in Burma. By V.C.Scott O’Connor. With 233 illustrations from photographs and 8 coloured plates after paintings by Mr.J.R,Middleton and Saya Chone; together with a Plan of the palace of Mandalay by an Ex-Minister of the King of Burma, and 6 other maps and plans. Lond. Hutchinson & Co. 1907. Original gilt-decorated cloth. xx,436pp. t.e.g. A fine copy Very Scarce.