A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
GISH, Lillian. An archive of 5 autograph letters signed, 2 typed letters signed, 10 pages, with one postcard, and one telegram.
A small archive of 5 autograph letters signed, 2 typed letters signed, 10 pages, with one postcard, and one telegram, all to the successful screenwriter and author of Gentlemen Prefer…
Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Soltykoff (1806-1859). Harem Carriage of the King of Delhi.
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 made the drawing of the Carriage here represented in the Courtyard of the King's Palace at Delhi, where it was standing: this carriage was especially appropriated to the use of the Zananah, or Harem, of the Great Moghul'.
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'.
EIDEM, Paul Lock (1902-1992). Norge.
Original lithograph with colour, linen backed, as published by Norges Stasbaner (NSB), printed by Norsk Lith. Officin, Oslo, Norway, 1935. 1000 x 620 mm.
Eidem was a Norwegian writer and illustrator. The poster must surely be inspired by the famous "Preikestolen" cliff, known as "Pulpit Rock" in English. This is a rock face which is over 600 metres high and descends into Lysefjorden. The addition of the railway tunnel is the artist's own imagination.
Has been restored for some damages.
[ASTON MARTIN] ARCHER, Alan; CUTTING, Ted; MURRAY, Neil and WILLIAMS, Richard. Aston Martin The Compleat Car
Palawan Press 1994 .
Folio, original full racing green morocco, lettered in gilt on spine and with gilt blocks of Aston Martin insignia on upper board, with brass mounted plaque on upper board reading…
DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger. Of Blunderstone Rookery, (Which He never meant to be Published on any Account)...With Illustrations By H. K. Browne.
Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars, [May, 1849 - November 1850].
8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, , 40 engraved plates including frontispiece and title vignette. Original blue printed wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as…
ABBOTT, Captain James. Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow and St. Petersburgh, during the late Russian Invasion of Khiva; with some Account of the Court of Khiva and the Kingdom of Khaurism
London, W.H. Allen & Co., 1843.
- 8vo. 2 volumes. Original publisher's grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ornamented in blind; pp. , xix, 401; x, 299, ciii, lithographic frontispiece and large folding engraved…
JOBLOT, Louis. Descriptions et usages de plusieurs nouveaux microscopes, tant simples que composez.
Paris: Collombat. 1718.
Small quarto. Contemporary half calf; pp. [x] + 78 + 96 + [v, contents], 34 plates, engraved headpieces; binding a little rubbed, stain to pp. 7-8, otherwise very good. Provenance: with…