A Selection of our Most Interesting Items

DAVENPORT, W. (artist). Historical Portraiture…

the 'mahometan buonaparte'

DAVENPORT, W. (artist). Historical Portraiture of Leading Events in the Life of Ali Pacha, Vizier of Epirus, Surnamed the Lion, in a Series of Designs ... With a Biographical Sketch.

London: Howlett and Brimmer for Thomas M'Lean, '1823' [but one plate watermarked 1825].


Folio (366 x 267mm). Original salmon-pink linen-covered boards, upper board with letterpress title-label; pp. [8 (half-title, imprint on verso, title, verso blank, list of plates, verso…

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LUND, Aage (1892-1972). Levende Orreder-Trout.

LUND, Aage (1892-1972). Levende Orreder-Trout.

Original lithograph with colour, linen backed, as published by Oscar Fredericksen, Fiskehuset No 1, printed by A/S Kruckow-Waldorff, Denmark, c.1920. 850 x 600 mm.

Showing a trout, printed in silver ink. Oscar Fredericksen is a famous vendor in Copenhagen.


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UTAGAWA, Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Battle of…

UTAGAWA, Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Battle of Miidera Temple-Four famous warriors of Nitta Yoshisada.

Original Japanese woodblock triptych print, published by Yamamoto-ya Heikichi, as printed in c.1820. 595 x 1000 mm.


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Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Soltykoff…

Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Soltykoff (1806-1859). View of the Palace at Jaypore.

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.

'At the time of Prince Soltykoff's visit, in December 1845, the Raja of Jaypore was only thirteen years old, and amused himself with wooden horses and elephants, and similar playthings. He drove about in a little carriage drawn by four gazelles, which had been tamed and carefully trained for that purpose'.

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'.


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GENERAL HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE EAST. Gen. The Services fortnightly Middle East Digest.

[Cairo, Société Orientale de Publicité, Kasr-el-Aini Printing Press, and Urwand and Sons], February 1, 1942 -January 16, 1943.


8vo. Original colour-printed wrappers, bound in 5 contemporary Middle Eastern green cloth-bound volumes with chipped and faded red sheepskin labels, marbled endpapers; highly illustrated…

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GISH, Lillian. An archive of 5 autograph letters…

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…

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[GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS.] FLINDERS, Matthew. RAWSON, Geoffery. Matthew Flinders' Narrative of his Voyage in the Schooner Francis: 1798. Preceded and Followed by Notes on Flinders, Bass, the Wreck of the Sidney Cove, &c, by Geoffrey Rawson.

Golden Cockerel Press. 1946.


Small folio. Original green full morocco, blocked in gilt, top edges gilt; pp. 100 + [2]; 9 wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright, these printed in dark green; spine slightly darkened…

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