Midstream - My later Life by Helen Keller (Signed)
Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1929. 8vo, XXI, 347pp. Hardcover, blue cloth, price-clipped dustwrapper and internally in excellent condition. Autobiography by the American born scholar and social reformer who overcame blindness and deafness to learn to read and who in later life became a reformer for a wide range of causes. This has been signed in block lettering and in pencil by Helen Keller on the front free endpaper.
[COOK] Nachrichten von dem Leben und den Seereisen des berühmten Capitain Cook.
Reval [Tallinn, Estonia] ; und Leipzig : bey Albrecht und Compagnie, 1780. [Bound with] Briefe aus England ... Reval [= Tallinn, Estonia] & Leipzig, Albrecht und Compagnie, 1780. Two works in one volume. “Undoubtedly the first account of Cook’s death to be published in book form” (Beddie). An extremely rare German account of the death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii on 14 February 1779, published in Tallinn in Estonia, together with a letter concerning the 1775 Spanish voyage to the west coast of North America by Bodega y Quadra (1744-1794), also in German, with many references to Cook.View More
T.S. ELIOT: 'The Waste Land'
Richmond, Hogarth Press, 1923. The first English edition in book form, hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at their Hogarth Press in an edition of approximately 460 copies. A splendid unopened copy of this seminal work of modern poetry.
BLAKE, WIlliam. Illustrations of the Book of Job.
London: John Linnell, March 8, 1825 [i.e. London: John Linnell, 1874]. posthumous printing. Large folio, title-page and 21 plates printed on India paper. Mounted on large sheets as issued, enclosed in a blue linen folder within a blue morocco box lettered in gilt. The box is slightly worn at the corners and with some marks on the back. Bookplate of Robert Pirie. Also enclosed is a letter to Mr Pirie from the British Museum of London dated 24th February, 1959. The Holdgate brothers printed 100 sets for Mr Linnell. A very good set with minor foxing. Very good. Item #2.View More
Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries and of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa 1858-1864.
Harper and Brothers Publishers NewYork 1866 (Ist US Edition) 8vo, 638pp + 6 adverts. Professionally rebound in half green morocco, twin coloured labels, gilt, raised bands and marbled boards, new endpapers, minor spotting in text which otherwise is in excellent condition.
John Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1918
We are bringing a large collection of Wisden's. Although some have had repairs to the spine, examples of early Wisden's are becoming quite hard to find in any condition.
Volcano with Blue Lake and Plains 1979 by Shay Docking
Volcanic landscape by this important artist, often featured in exhibitions in Public Galleries in Australia and New Zealand but still little known in her home state. Shay Docking (1928 - 1998) was born in Warrnambool and grew up at Tower Hill. Her views of Tower Hill are in the Warrnambool Gallery collection. This was from her Volcanic Plains Series 1979. It is Pastel and acrylic on paper on board, 76.2 x 97.8 cm, Signed. See recent article by Rhonda Dredge, Inner City News A dramatic modernist with a fluid line https://www.innercitynews.com.au/a-dramatic-modernist-with-a-fluid-lineView More
[POTET, L. Robert] La Couleur dans l'Histoire du Costume L'Antiquité: Civilisations Extreme-Orientales
First edition: published in Paris by Èdition l'Officiel de la Couleur, 1952. A bright and colourful album featuring the traditional costumes of China, Mongolia, Manchuria, Japan, Korea, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. The album reflects contemporary French interest in the culture and costumes of Vietnam, with separate, detailed chapters on Cochinchina and the provinces of Tonkin and Annam. Limited first edition of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the artist.View More
BULLER Sir Walter Lawry The Birds of New Zealand
London: Published for the subscribers by the Author, 1888. Second Edition. Two volumes imperial quarto : pp lxxiv, 250, 6; xv, 359 : 50 plates (48 chromolithographed and hand-finished) by Kuelemans : all edges gilt : original boards with bird designs in gilt to top boards : sympathetically re-backed in green calf with five raised bands :INSCRIBED by Buller in volume one, "Captain Fairchild, with best wishes of the Author, W. Buller, May 24, 1891"... Limited to 1000 copies for subscribers only, Buller's second edition was larger, revised, and with many more plates than the original...View More
FISCHEL, Dr Oskar, & Max Von Boehn. Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century as represented in the pictures and engravings of the time
London, J. M. Dent, 1927 (revised and enlarged edition). A very detailed and scholarly account of the fashion and modes of living in the years 1819 to 1914. 4 volumes
[Thomas Cook]. - Cook's Handbook for Tourists to Peking, Tientsin, Shan-Hai-Kwan, Mukden, Dairen, Port Arthur, and Keijyo (Seoul).
Thos. Cook & Son. Yokohama. 1913. 3 folding black and white maps, 5 full page black and white maps, black and white photographic plates, 122pp. 12 full page advertisements and adveristements on both endpapers. A near fine copy in bright original cloth boards. 18 x 12.4cm. A very scarce guide particularly in such good condition. First published in 1910 under a slightly different title.View More