A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
one of 100 mimeographed copies
HUNTER, George W. [editor and translator]. Mohammedan "Narratives of the Prophets" Covering the Period from Zacharias to Paul. Turki Text with English Translation.
[Tihwafu, Sinkiang: the editor], .
4to. Original stab-sewn Chinese-style wrappers; pp. [iv (i: blank; ii: title; iii-iv: introduction)], [1-4], 5-65, [1 (blank)], parallel Turki and English text mimeographed on the rectos…
UTAGAWA, Yoshifusa (Active c.1837-1860). The Ghost of Akugenta taking Revenge on Namba at the Nunobiki Falls.
Original Japanese woodblock triptych print, published by Oumiya Kyujiro- Omiya Kyusuke, as printed in 1856. 595 x 1000 mm.
This triptych of prints features the ghost of the warrior Akugenta Yoshihira (1141–1160) taking revenge on his murderer Nanba Jir?, a tale based on the Tale of Heiji. The dramatic story is illustrated over three prints. Akugenta causes lightening to strike his murderer Nanba at the center of the composition, and also shoots flames at his enemy Taira no Kiyomori, who confronts Akugenta on the right. The landscape background is treated in ink monochrome, while Nunobiki waterfall is highlighted in blue against the darkness.
Yoshifusa, a pupil of Kuniyoshi and a colleague of Yoshitoshi, continued the Utagawa school's dramatic and bombastic presentations of warrior stories. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).
ELWES, Henry John and Augustine HENRY The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland
Edinburgh: Privately Printed. 1906-1913.
Large 4to., 320 x 255 mm. 15 original parts in 7 volumes. Bound in original publisher's printed wrappers and original grey printed folding chemise covers; with 7 chromolithograph…
GERLACH, Martin. Festons und Decorative Gruppen, aus Pflanzen und Thieren Jagd-, Touristen-, und Anderen Gerathen.
A complete portfolio of the third edition of Festons und Decorative Gruppen, containing the text with foreword by Dr. Richard Graul and all 141 collotype prints, (1-118, 118a, 119-140) published by Gerlach & Schenk, Vienna, Austria, 1899. Binding in poor condition.
Produced using collotype, the early photographic technique, these highly decorative prints showcase elaborate compositions combining plants, flowers and fruit with shells, fish, birds, reptiles and other props for truly unique combinations.
The famous Lenox China company used some of the images from this collection for giftware designs. The work was published in four editions with the first edition published in 1897. This is the third edition.