Watercolour of a Stuart Cleric
Unknown man in the robes of a court cleric, with a fabulous ruffled colour and a simple white gown and a touch of scarlet in his robes. On his head a black cap lined in which. This man has a full clipped beard and is most beautifully painted. All three paintings are of the most exceptional quality and I am proud to offer them at this fair.View More
The War of the Worlds
The first printing of the first trade edition with the first state publisher’s Autumn 1897 advertisements of one of the classics of science fiction (First appearance as a serial in Pearson’s Magazine). In 1938 Orson Welles produced a radio adaptation which caused panic among some listeners who thought an actual Martian invasion was taking place. CURREY pg. 526.View More
[BACON, Francis.] Apophthegms New and Old, collected by the Right Honourable, Francis Lo. Vervlam, Viscount St. Alban.
Printed for Hanna Barret and Richard Whittaker, and are to be sold at the Kings Head in Pauls Church-yard: London, 1625. 12mo. [ii] (title, verso blank), 308pp (last blank). The title within a narrow double-ruled border, text within a wider double-ruled border, leaving a blank marginal column (for notes?). Contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked with the unlettered spine laid down. Hinges strengthened with Japanese tissue. Lacks a preliminary blank leaf? Title-page is slightly off-centre and a little rubbed along its head edge. The text somewhat offset on a few late pages.View More
Land Grant document : 8 October 1816. Granted to THOMAS ALLAN LASCELLES, 800 acres in Van Diemen’s Land, signed by Gov. Lachlan Macquarie.
Land Grant document : 8 October 1816. Granted to THOMAS ALLAN LASCELLES, 800 acres in Van Diemen’s Land, in the District of Sussex bounded to the north by the Iron Creek stream, on the west and south sides by AYRES and MARY GEILS farms and on the north a line of 50 chains from the SE corner of Geils on the east by a north line of 126 chains to the Iron Creek Stream. Registered in Sydney, 22 April 1818. Signed by Governor LACHLAN MACQUARIE and countersigned by H.C. Antill [Henry Colden Antill, aide-de-camp to the Governor] and Joseph Cowgill. Please enquire for further details
Neilson, John Shaw, Collected Poems.
Melbourne, Lothian, 1934. Quarto, frontispiece, and two plates (not included in the standard edition), bright original maroon buckram with chipped dustwrapper, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Special large paper edition limited to 55 copies (signed and numbered by the publisher), and signed by the author with the penultimate stanza of 'Song Be Delicate' in the author's holograph. Rare with dustwrapper.
Churchill, Winston S.: EPHEMERA FROM THE STATE FUNERAL OF SIR WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER-CHURCHILL.
Churchill, Winston S.: EPHEMERA FROM THE STATE FUNERAL OF SIR WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER-CHURCHILL . . . 30th January 1965. Five items, comprising: 1. The Order of Service for the Funeral. 2. Ceremonial to be observed at the Funeral. 3. Invitation to the Funeral, issued by the Earl Marshal on Command from The Queen, to the Rt. Hon. Enoch Powell. 4. Seating ticket for Enoch Powell. 5. General Instructions. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1965. $7500View More
Hamilton Greek Vase - Banquet Scene
Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring. 1801-1808. 315mm by 430mm (platemark) 460mm by 710mm (sheet). This plate is from the scarce Florence edition of d'Hancarville's famous work on Sir William Hamilton's collection of antique vases - 'Antiquites Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines, tirees du Cabinet de M. William Hamilton.' It was first published in 1767, this edition is 1801-1808.View More
Maundrell, Henry, A JOURNEY FROM ALEPPO TO JERUSALEM.
Oxford, 1732. Octavo, with engraved title vignette, fifteen folding and full-page engraved plates and plans, a crisp copy in contemporary panelled calf, later rebacking, with the engraved bookplates of Lt. Colonel Pechell, and Henry Ridley Dale. Fifth edition, with an account of the author's journey to the banks of the Euphrates at Beer, and to the country of Mesopotamia.
POUND, Ezra Selected Poems; Edited with an Introduction by T.S. Eliot
London: Faber and Gwyer, 1928. First Edition, limited issue. Hardcover : pp. xxxii, 184 : numbered & SIGNED at colophon (p.ii) : wove e.p.s : t.e.g., other edges untrimmed : grey paper boards : gilt lettered white vellum spine [GALLUP A30b] Vellum repaired at tail of spine; corners slightly bumped; lacks original glassine jacket; exceptionally clean throughout. Near fine. Item #3926 No. 77 of 100 copies.View More