A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Soltykoff (1806-1859). Festival of the Goddess Dourga at Calcutta.
An original tinted and lithographed proof plate, printed in Paris for "Indian Scenes and Characters from Drawings" made on the Spot', large folio edition, as published in London by Smith, Elder & Co, 1858. 460 x 635 mm.
Prince Soltykoff, the artist, is shown standing between 'two Hindu gentlemen of rank'.
Soltykoff's fabulous wealth gave him the luxury of lavish publication - he funded it himself. The work was available with the plates in at least two states: the earliest, the proof edition as is this one, was published in 1858, one year before the 'so-called first edition'.
CHRISTENSEN, Arent Lauritz (1894-1982). Norge - Midnattsolens Land.
Original lithograph with colour, linen backed, as published by Norges Statsbaner, printed by Thon & Co, Oslo, c.1930. 1000 x 620 mm.
Arent Christensen was born in Denmark but his family moved to Norway before he was seven. He was a graphic artist and belonged to the first generation of Norwegian artists who were trained in graphics.
TEESDALE, Henry and Co. Teesdale and Co's General Atlas of the World ... Containing Separate Maps of its Various Countries and States, and Exhibiting the Boundaries, Divisions, and Physical Features; also the British and Foreign Railways, Completed and Projected: together with Lines of Telegraph. Comprehended in Forty-Seven Maps, Including Ancient Maps of Greece, the Roman and Persian Empires, and Palestine. Revised and Corrected by the Late Dr. Arnold, Head Master of Rugby School ... The Whole Being Carefully Corrected to 1859.
London: 'Published by H. Teesdale and Co. ... Sold by Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.', [c. 1859-1861].
Folio (390 x 270mm). Contemporary half red roan gilt over cloth, spine gilt in compartments and lettered in one, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; letterpress title and index, printed on…
Diderot on Musical Instrument Making
DIDEROT, Denis. Lutherie (Musical Instrument Making)
Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 5 and the Supplementary Plates Volume Paris (1767)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 3 pages of descriptive text & 37 loose plates with their accompanying 3 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…