American Wild Flowers in their Native Haunts. With Twenty Plates of Plants, Carefuly Colored After Nature; and Landscape Views of Their Localities, from Drawings on the Spot, by E. WhitfieldEmbury, Emma C. [Edwin Whitefield, artist] Roy. 8vo, letterpress & 20 hand-colored lithographs by Edwin Whitfield, lith. of Lewis and Brown of New York. Not only is this a most charming book, illustrating native American flowers pictured with Hudson River, Pennsylvania & New Jersey landscapes behind, but an interesting work in the transition between hand-coloring and color lithographic printing. The book includes both processes, representing color printing during a transition period moving towards mass-produced chromolithographic technology. "What makes this book interesting is the fact that the plates show some touches of color printing; Lewis and Brown is one of the very early firms to produce chromolithographic illustrations for books" - McGrath. McGRATH, pp.45, 89. The text includes a number of articles of interst: "Elfin Exile", an American fairy tale; a chapter on the Croton Aqueduct, "one of the grandest & most imposing results ever produced by human skill & enterprise."; a Metowac legend (native American legend); a chapter on Pollipell's Island, now Bannerman's Island just north of Cold Spring NY. Many of the views are of the Hudson River region, and include the city of Hudson, Otsego Lake, Fort Montgomery, near Verplanck's Point, Poughkeepsie, the entrance of the Highlands near Garrison, Albany, Staten Island, Constitution Island opposite West Point, Fishkill Creek and Harlem. Pennsylvania & New Jersey views include Wyoming Valley, Buttermilk Creek, Tioga, Cattawissa, Nineveh, Juniata & Passaic Falls. All edges gilt. A very nice copy overall. Bound in period green blind stamped morocco with raised bands Extremely clean internally. Printed in pencil by a delicate hand is the name "Sallie P. Howard Nov 12th 1844" interesting as the books published date is printed as 1845. A secondary inscription was entered in ink and dated 1960.
Bakst, Leon (1866-1924) The famed Russian scene and costume designer worked extensively with Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly colored sets and costumes. The pencil drawing is of a woman dancing, in pantaloons and a flowing peach colored scarf wreathing her head. It was possibly a costume for "Scheherazade" a Ballet Russes production performed in 1910. Unsigned. Beautifully and archivally framed. Drawing approx. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2, frame approx. 13 x 15"
Erickson, Margery O.(sborn) A beautiful example of Margery Osborn Erickson's work. Printed in color, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Each area of Putnam County is colored differently, with charming native animals decorating the land, along with roads, ponds, etc. A long time Garrison resident, this is likely to have been issued to raise funds for land conservation. The area is listed as 235 sq. miles and population 77,193. With a sweet verse below the scale. "Where have the little red foxes gone, Who once lived over the hill? They used to bark on the moonlit nights, But now they are very still." Approx. 25 x 20", framed archivally in a blue metal frame.
Astronomical Observations, made in the Voyages which were undertaken [.], for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis and Captain Cook [.]. Illustrated with maps of New Zealand and Eastern coast of New Holland, from the original drawings by Captain CookWales, William ARGUABLY ONE OF THE RAREST PUBLICATIONS ON COOK'S FIRST VOYAGE. This is the first scientific publication relating to Captain Cook's first voyage on HMS Endeavour (1768-1771) to the Pacific. Officially it was to observe the transit of Venus in the South Pacific but secretly it was to search for the mythical Southern Continent. In the process Cook became the first European to set foot on New Zealand and the east coast of New Holland or Australia. Of all the works associated with the First Voyage, this is one of the rarest. Only two examples of this work are recorded at auction on Rare Book Hub since 1985. It was not in the Parks collection, arguably one of the finest in living memory on the works of Cook. It was also not in the libraries of Davidson or Parson's. It includes two large charts representing the east coast of Australia and New Zealand, much improved from those published in John Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage. William Wales (bap.1734-96) was an English mathematician and astronomer. In 1768 the Royal Society sent him to Hudson Bay to observe a transit of Venus in June 1769. His observation were the first scientific measurements to be made in Canada and were taken at the Prince of Wales Fort. Whilst there he computed a series of tables for calculating longitude using chronometers. In 1772 he was appointed to the second voyage (1772-75) of Captain James Cook. He replaced his brother-in-law, the astronomer Charles Green (1735-71), who had died on the return leg of the first voyage. His meticulous attention to detail is noted in his frustration âI begin to despair .of doing any thing to the Purpose here, and yet I am such a slave to it that I have scarce time to eat'. Suarez noted that in Malekula he took 32 sets of observations and at Tanna, 45! He was able to correct the longitude of the South Island of New Zealand placing it 40 minutes further west, an error at Cook Strait of about 34 miles. Cook himself wrote in his journal that âMr Wales, whose abilities is equal to his assiduity, lost no one observation that could possibly be obtained' (ODNB). This resulted in the more often found âThe Original Astronomical Observations', 1777, publishing the findings. Of that book Davidson wrote in 1970 that it was âas important as it is rare . I have not noted a copy for sale in recent years and should a copy become available it would certainly arouse great competition between collectors .'. He then became responsible for publishing the same from the results of Cook's first voyage, based on the observations of Cook, Clerke, and Green. Wales would become Master of Mathematics at Christ's Hospital in 1775 and served on the Board of Longitude until his death in 1798. This example appears to be an unrecorded early issue as pages 94-95 are omitted, 93 and 96 are printed back-to-back. The signature of this leaf is Bb and there is no Bb2. The next leaf paginated 97 bears the signature Cc as expected. The two charts are engraved by James Basire (1730-1802) who was the son of Isaac Basire (1704-68), also an engraver. He was clearly regarded in some standing as he was named engraver to the Society of Antiquaries in 1759 and to the Royal Society in 1770. That of the east coast of New Holland extends from Point Hicks in the south to the tip of Cape York with accompanying track of the âEndeavour'. The book records the observation not only of Cook, but his predecessors in the Pacific; John Byron on the Dolphin (1764-66), Samuel Wallis on the Dolphin (1766-68), and Philip Carteret on the Swallow (1766-69). The final third of the book is on âDeductions from the Observations'. An extremely rare work of great significance. Beaglehole (1955-67) I, p. cclxiv; Beddie (1970) 719; Davidson (1970); ESTC T141525; not in Ferguson (1975); not in Hill (1974); Holmes (1952) 71; Howgego (2003) W3; ODNB; Sabin (1868-1936) 101029; Suarez (2004) pp. 133-5; not in Tooley Australia (1979); Worms & Baynton-Williams (2004). Small folio (285 x 235 mm.), in nineteenth century half calf, marbled paper boards, spine with ornate gilt bands, with ornate gilded green leather title label, small area of professional restoration to upper and lower portions of spine, yellow edged. With typographic title, Contents, Errata, Introduction, pp. (4), xii, *4, 146, with two large folding engraved maps, unrecorded early issue printers' error of pp. 94-95 omitted, some foxing on pp. ix-xii, tear without loss to p. 59, otherwise in very good condition.
Foster, David; Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; Seneca; Harris, William C.(ed) Three volumes bound in one, titled as above and: 2nd vol.; 'Superior Fishing; or the Striped Bass, Trout, Black Bass, and Blue Fish of the Northern States' (published 1884); 3rd vol.; 'The Game Fish of the Northern States and British Provinces' (published 1884). [With] 'Canoe and Camp Cookery for Canoeists, Corinthian Sailors and Outers' (published 1885) at the back. Small 8vo, brown leather and buckram boards, gilt title on spine. Vol. 1 247pp; vol. 2 349pp, vol. 3 324pp; Canoe 96pp. Leather rubbed at edges, internally clean throughout.
[Manuscript; Education] Simpson, Barbara A manuscript practical book used for field notes for Simpson's final geography exam. In it Simpson documents five field trips, illustrated by annotated photographs, maps, plans and careful script text. Simpson was a student at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne, Australia. Inside the front cover is a University of Melbourne pastedown "Public and Matriculation Examinations - Practical Book" for Barbara Simpson of PLC, her Leaving exam in Geography. The book gives a fascinating snapshot of different Australian enterprises from 1953. The book includes multiple chapters starting with Weather Records; Meridian Altitude of the Sun, excerpts from weather related news articles, and graphs. "Excursions 1953" includes a very interesting Essendon Airport visit with 6pp of descriptions, two hand drawn maps and photographs of a DC 4, Civil Aviation Plane, & the Control Tower; A Mixed Farm (Zonnebeke, Rheola), 2 maps & 9 photos including gold extracting equipment; The Port of Melbourne; Model Dairy "located at the corner of Kent Street and Cotham Road, near the intersection of Glenferrie and Cotham Roads", 2 maps & milk cap; A Mallee Farm (Berriwillock - Victoria), 8 photos, 2 maps; Contour Plans with printed glued-in contour maps and manuscript explanations. Page 109 has a pencil notation on pages to refer to, and "Pass 23.11.53". Signed at front by Nevil Kinson, geography teacher and Helen Hailes, Acting Head Teacher. Presbyterian Ladies College was established in 1875, and was one of the first independent schools for girls in Australia. Oblong 8vo, 7 x 9", 105pp written pages with tipped in photographs, text, articles and maps. Home made tan cloth cover over purchased cardboard notebook with glued title label on front. The last half of the book blank. 2 newspaper articles inserted at back cover. Covers dusty, spine tip ruffled, otherwise clean.
Wilde, Oscar, the author of Lady Windermere's Fan A limited printing of the first edition (1000). In 1996, critic Bindon Russell wrote in "The Wildean" that "An Ideal Husband" is "the most autobiographical of Wilde's plays, mirroring, as it does, his own situation of a double life and an incipient scandal with the emergence of terrible secrets. Whilst Lord Goring is a character with much of Wilde's own wit, insight and compassion, Gertrude Chiltern can be seen as a portrait of Constance [Wilde]." 8vo, 213pp, brown-red linen over boards, gilt stamped decoration on front cover and spine; gilt titles on spine. Spine ruffled at tips, tear 1" from top. With bookplates of Herschel V. Jones and Alfred and Sara Bernheim. Internally clean, some pages uncut. Sold as is.
The Life of the Late John Elwes, Esquire; Member in Three Successive Parliaments for Berkshire. From the Second London EditionTopham Esq., Edward The biography of John Elwes (born Meggot) [1714 - 1789] written by his friend Edward Topham. Elwes was a member of Parliament for 12 years and earned notice as a lifelong miser, said to be inspiration for "Ebenezer Scrooge" in Dicken's A Christmas Carol. According to Topham, ".His public character lives after him pure and without stain. In private life, he was chiefly an enemy to himself. To others, he lent much; to himself, he denied everything. But in the pursuit of his property, or in the recovery of it, I have it not in my remembrance one unkind thing that ever was done by him." Printing in Poughkeepsie is said to have started in 1785 by Nicholas Power, who started a newspaper which through 13 name changes incorporating 10 different newspapers, is now an unbroken chain that makes the Poughkeepsie Journal New York's oldest newspaper and the second-oldest in the nation after the Hartford Courant.* 12mo, vi, 7-89pp, (7)pp Recomendations. Portrait frontispiece, paper-covered boards worn, leather spine cracked, title in gilt on spine; internally light general foxing, very readable. OCLC: 18077754. *Poughkeepsie Journal, Aug 10, 2015.
Kensett, John F. James Smillie An image by John Kensett, Hudson River artist, published by the American Art Union (1839-1851), an organization created to support contemporary American art and to develop a popular appreciation of it. By 1849, they had almost 19,000 subscribers. The AAU is well known today for the thirty-six engravings it published based on the paintings of some of the most luminous names in American art, e.g. George Caleb Bingham, Thomas Cole, F.O.C. Darley, R.C. Woodville and Asher B. Durand. Kensett was a member of the second generation of the Hudson River School of artists. Inspired by Thomas Cole, his landscapes of New England and New York State depict a clear light and serene surfaces celebrating transcendental qualities of nature, and are associated with Luminism. He was a founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Wikipedia). James Smillie was a well revered engraver. Printed area 9 x 10 1/2" with full plate mark and large margins, paper 14 5/8 x 18". Some very faint occasional wrinkles with a couple of small marginal tears supported on the verso. Overall, very good condition.
Ainsworth, William Harrison An unrecorded edition of this work, "Edition Des Aims Des Art of the First State Large Paper Japan Edition Limited to Ten Copies". With a suite of 74 plates printed on silk, mounted in folders with tissue cover, in a morocco box. Within the volumes "With color facsimile title in each volume; With impressions of the Historical Portraits on India Paper, and with duplicates on Paper de Chine; With three impressions of the Etchings on Japan Vellum; First State - Remarque - After Remarque And one on Dutch handmade paper, finished in watercolors. Copy No. 6". 25 volumes, all edges gilt, bound in full dark green morocco with a full morocco portfolio of etchings, "AINSWORTH Edition Des Aims Des Arts No. 6" on the top flap. The plates on silk are largely after paintings by Hugh W. Ditzler. They illustrate ten volumes, some not included in the published volumes: Vol. 1 Reechoed; Vol. 2 Brighten; Vol. 3 Jack Shepherd; Vol. 4, Constable of Tower; Vol. 5, Tower of London, Vol. 1; Vol. 6, Tower of London Vol. 2; Vol. 7, Boscobel; Vol. 8 Constable de Bourbon; Vol. 9, John Law; Vol. 10, Talbot Harlan. Published as an Author's Memorial edition of 101 copies, (20 vols) ; and a Library edition 20 vols OCLC: 5774167, this edition not on OCLC. George Barrie was a publisher of many high quality prints and books published with prints around the turn of the 20th century. This included the monumental book published in 1895, "The Army and Navy of the United States", which solicited illustrations from more than a dozen artists. The paintings were reproduced as photogravures, some of which were hand tinted. Bound in full dark green morocco, spines with four raised bands, gilt lines and a colored floral bouquet in the central band, gilt inner dentures. Inside board with panels in green and brown leather decorated with scrolls and a colored rose inset in central panel, blue moire silk end papers, all edges gilt. Spines uniformly faded to dark brown, boards dark green. Some slight nicks, some of the moire silk endpapers with slight marks. Overall, a sumptuous production, in very good condition, unrecorded on OCLC.
[Hudson River; Broadside] An unrecorded broadside advertising the Hudson River sloop Mohican, sailing from Peekskill to Manhattan. '. the Sloop Mohican! as a market boat, from the dock of I. & R.A. Depew, Foot of Main Street, Peekskill, on Thursday of each week, commencing April 3rd. Returning, will leave New York, Foot of Vestry Street, every Monday during the season, at 4 o'clock, P.M'. "The Mohican was one of the old sloops that hailed from this port [Poughkeepsie]. She was built in 1837 at Peekskill by Isaac Depew, Senator Depew's father, who ran her as a packet and market boat. During the Civil War she passed into the possession of Edward Tower and others who were interested in the furnaces and who used her in conveying limestone and iron ore to the Tower furnaces at Poughkeepsie. Her skipper was Joseph Reynolds. The Mohican was sixty-eight feet long, twenty-five feet beam. Under her quarter-deck, which extended almost to midships, were a dozen berths. She was always painted red, and was a fast sailer. Her timbers and planking were of locust and white oak. The old sloop now lies on the shore of Chelsea in front of the home of Capt. Moses W. Collyer who brought her there for a breakwater and dock a few years ago when she was dismantled and withdrawn from the river." * Isaac Depew is the father of Chauncey Depew [1834 - 1928] whose ancestors settled in 1685 at Peekskill, NY. Depew was president of the New York Central Railroad System, and president of the West Shore Railroad Company. Printed at the foot "From the Highland Eagle Printing Establishment, Main st., Peekskill." The Highland Eagle was active from 1851-1858 according to the Library of Congress. 12 1/4 x 20 1/4", tan paper & black text. Archivally restored, backed with acid free tissue, with some small text losses corrected ("i" in notice, "t" in street, "a" in Monday.) Overall, beautifully preserved. Not on OCLC; NYPL; Google Image search. A rare broadside. *Verplanck, William E. and Moses W. Collyer, Sloops of the Hudson, Putnam's, NY 1908"
Map of Part of South East New Guinea embracing its Northern and Southern Waters: compiled from surveys and explorations made by the Government of British New Guinea, from the Admiralty charts and from the explorations of Messrs. H.O. Forbes, F.R.G.S., and W.R. CuthbertsonForbes H.O.; Cuthbertson, W.R. Two sheet map, of which the NLA has only the right hand sheet with the title, part of the Daisy Bates collection of maps. This map focuses on the southern coast including the capital Port Moresby, with the northern regions left mostly blank. There are four inset drawings of side views of mountains (elevations), and the border with German New Guinea is marked. Oro Province and Central Province. There are 3 insets of Owen Stanley Range, 4th of Peaks of Mt. Victoria. In 1883, Queensland attempted to annex the south-eastern corner of the New Guinea Island, fearing that Germany would take control of the entire eastern half of the island. In 1884 it became a Queensland protectorate and in 1888 it was annexed. 40 x 24", b&w, cream paper, original folds, closed tears at folds. NLA MAP RM 2717; Bib ID 1632755. With a manila envelope (10 3/8 x 8") for storage entitled, New Guinea 1889. 5: Wall case - Folded maps "N"
Fitzalan, E(ugene) An extraordinary collection of cabinet card photographs recording the Haddon Rig stud, the famed merino stud in Marthaguy NSW, clearly successful even at this early juncture, by a short-lived itinerant photographic studio owned by Eugene Fitzalan, an early botanist in Queensland. The stud was established by James Richmond in 1882 on Marthaguy Creek, NSW, and has been owned by the Falkiner family for over 100 years. It is named after the Battle of Haddon Rig, a victory for the Scots in the Scottish / English border wars of 1542. Four of the images bear the stamp of "E. Fitzalan Photo Artist" on the verso. The other three are by Fitzalan but are not stamped. The images are inscribed on the verso in early ink inscriptions- Woolshed, Haddon Rig; Wool stores, Haddon Rig (2 copies); Shearing floor, Haddon Rig; Home Station, Haddon Rig (3 different images). The cabinet cards measure 11 x 16.5 cm, with the albumen photographic images 10 x 13 cm. Some of the cards have a gilt stamp in the right margin "Cabinet - Portrait" with elaborate gilt border. The shearing shed image has 50 shearers in front of it. There are three different aspects of the homestead - one taken from the river, with a skiff near the shore and the fenced house gardens to the right; another taken from a height looking toward the home, with the fenced kitchen gardens in the foreground, with ancillary buildings off to the right; the last image is taken from the road, a white picket fence between the viewer and the house, with a man holding a pony, with a child on it. All of the photographs have at least several people in them. The photography business was owned by Eugene Fitzherbert Albini Fitzalan (1830-1911). He was born in Ireland, trained in horticulture, was a gardener in London, collected plants in Brazil and migrated to Melbourne in 1849. He established plant nurseries with varied success, but his nursery in Bowen, Queensland ran from 1862-1887, and Cairns, where he was the first curator of the Cairns Botanic Gardens from 1887-1897. He was appointed as collector to the Queensland Government's expedition on the Burdekin River & was a botanist who collected specimens in Queensland for Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. Many plant discoveries incorporate his name. One has to conclude that the photographic business was not terribly successful, as there is only one record of a Fitzalan photograph that we have been able to locate in Australia. It is a small carte de visite held by the Art Gallery of NSW, picturing a man & his dog on a horse drawn carriage in the bush, captioned "Fitzalan, Photo. Coonamble." It is an albumen photograph with a simple red border with nothing printed on the verso. The Art Gallery accession number is 338.2014. As Coonamble is about a one hour drive northeast of Marthaguy, it indicates that Fitzalan's "resident photographer" was in the area and producing photographs. We have found no references to a Fitzalan photograph on Trove, which records holdings in all Australian reference libraries; at the National Gallery of Victoria or the National Gallery of Australia. The National Herbarium of Victoria has transcribed an extensive number of Von Mueller's correspondence, and Fitzalan is recorded 39 times. He is mentioned in correspondence between 1860-1869; his first recorded direct correspondence is sent from "Willow Vale", Fitzalan's home in Bowen, Queensland, dated 20th April 1871. An extensive letter to Von Mueller dated March 6th, 1882 his attempt to secure Cycas seeds at Mount Elliott, but the aboriginals had burnt the area; discusses payment of 50 pounds for his work and then this - "Our resident photographer is at present in England perfecting himself in the business but will be back in May â" when it will be possible to get Cycas views on reasonable terms â"" So Fitzalan had started a photographic business, which included photographing botanical specimens. Condition of the photographs is slightly faded but in very good condition overall. Two images of the house have lifted slightly on one corner from the backing. An extraordinary collection recording the Haddon Rig stud, by a short-lived itinerant photographic studio owned by Eugene Fitzalan, an early botanist in Queensland.
[W.W.I.I.; Women] Scher, Lillian A collection of photographs and ephemera belonging to Lt. Lillian Scher, an Army nurse during W.W.II in the China Theater. The photographs are mostly vernacular (9) of Lillian posing either alone or with other nurses in front of buildings with Chinese signs on them, rickshaws, barracks, some at parties with officers and Chinese women and two landscape photos. Other shots (3) have "Printed by Headquarters "B" Detachment, 164th Signal Photographic Company" stamped on verso - 2 of parties with officers and Chinese women, a third of a medal being given to a bedridden patient while Lillian and 2 soldiers look on. A letter from Major General G.X. Cheves dated 6 March 1945 addressed to Lillian at 95th Station Hospital APO 627 (Kunming, China) hoping that her trip to India was pleasant. 2 Army Air Force Air Transport tickets dating August and October 1945 to Chihkiang and Kolkata. Printed program with graphic image of a ship "West Point" Feb 15, 1943 on front and list of Officers, Nurses, Enlisted Men on the USS West Point. Printed photo in a red card booklet entitled, "Memories of . Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe Paramount Hotel New York". Invitation to a Dinner Dance in Chengkung, China, January 23, 1945, by the Officers f the 449th Fighter Squadron, typewritten on 3/1/2 x 8" paper with color decoration and Chinese characters, with original decorated envelope. 1 copy of 'The Pointer, The Paper of the USS West Point' newsletter from March 13, 1943, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4". 3 pieces of Chinese money (Ten Yuan bills) in red, blue and turquoise. "Greenbacks When We Get Back"/China-Burma-India Theater, an 8 panel brochure advertising financial services to the enlisted - featuring Life Insurance, Bonds, Deposits, Sending money home, Class E Allotment, folds to 3 x 7". Tissue paper adhered to the edge of panel 6. Lillian was born 23 Dec 1909 in Russia; NY State census 1925 has her living in Brooklyn with mother Rebecca, (Joseph, father's name crossed through) and siblings incl. older sister Bella (b. Russia 1895), who is a nurse. She died 29 Aug 1998 (ref. Birls file), memorialized as a beloved sister, aunt, great aunt and great great aunt on her gravestone In Beth Olam Memorial Park, Lakewood, NJ.
[Egypt] Mayer, Luigi An attractive print showing the imposing main square in Cairo, with large green space in front of the Murad Bey's palace. A caravan of soldiers with men on horses & camels parades along the foreground of the image. Aquatint with period hand color. Image 12 7/8 x 9 1/4" on paper 15 x 11 5/8". Margins with slight marking.
Lowe, E.J. An eight volume set complete with 480 chromolithographs of ferns. Edward Joseph Lowe [1825 - 1900] was a renowned English botanist, meteorologist and astronomer, who published papers on a wide variety of subjects, including luminous meteors, sunspots, the zodiacal light, meteorological observations during the eclipse of 1860 (at Fuente del Mar, near Santander), conchology, ferns, grasses and other plants. (Wikipedia dot com) Bound in the publishers 3/4 black leather and marbled boards with the title label on spine. Vol. 8 lacks the spine, but the volumes are tight. Useful working copy with some outer hinges cracked and slt. damage to a couple on the marbled boards. Internally, the text is clear and fern plates are bright and clean. Vol. 1 160pp, Vol. 2 162pp, Vol. 3 142pp, Vol. 4 174pp, Vol. 5 168pp, Vol. 6 135pp, Vol. 7 183pp, Vol. 8 260pp. Sold as is. OCLC: 16645840.
Hondius, Jocodus / Samuel Purchas A detailed map of Asia Minor and neighboring parts of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas, showing parts of Greece, the Island of Cyprus, Rhodes, etc. Middle East, Turkey, Greece & the Holy Land. Jocodus Hondius the Elder (1563-1612) was a prominent geographer and engraver of his time. His work established Amsterdam as the center of cartographic publishing in the 17th century. Seeking religious freedom, he fled to London in 1584, later returning to Amsterdam, but maintaining ties with English mapmakers such as John Speed. The text is in English. "Hondius his Map of Asia Minor" appears above the map impression mark. 6 x 7.25" on a larger sheet with text, which is trimmed. Black & white, as issued. Small loss to top left corner not affecting text.
[Adelaide, South Australia; Print] Double page spread of the impressive large corner building in Adelaide. The subtitle "E. J. Woods, Esq., Architect. James Shaw, Contractor." The Pictorial Australian is a rare periodical in the trade. Wood engraving with printed color, 39 x 51 cm image with large margins. Not recorded individually on Trove or the State Library of South Australia.
[Egypt] Willyams, Rev. Cooper A very decorative view of Cairo with the River Nile in the foreground, boaters, a fisherman and cowheard watering bullocks, showing the life of the river, buildings in background. From the book "A Selection of Views in Egypt, Palestine, Rhodes, Italy, Minorca and Gibraltar" by Rev. Cooper Willyams. Period color aquatint on paper with the watermark, "J Whatman, Turkey Mill, 1822." Platemark 14 3/4 x 10 3/4" on paper 15 3/4 x 11 5/8"
[Print; Elephant] A woodcut of an elephant from an unknown work, chapter XXV, page 623. The verso has 4 paragraphs of descriptive text describing its size, eating habits, etc. "He hath a tail like a Buffle, but not very rough, some three hands breadth long; wherefore they would be much troubled with Flies and Wasps, but that Nature hath recompensed the shortness of their tails by another way; for when they find themselves molested they contract their skin so strongly, that they suffocate and kill these little Creatures taken in the wrinkles thereof." "They are of so unbridled a nature, that they cannot endure any head-stall or reins; therefore you must suffer them to take the course and way they please." ".yet they may be more speedily and easily tamed than other Beasts. and taught to do many things." 8 1/2 x 13 1/2", browned at edges, some ruffling at top and bottom.
The “Gold Medal” Safety Platform Ladders in use during the preparation of the “Floyd Bennett” for the final dash to the South Pole. Byrd Antarctic Expedition – 1929, photographByrd, Richard A large b&w printed photograph of engine care taking place on the 'Floyd Bennett', the aircraft used by Admiral Byrd in his 1929 flight to the South Pole. Visible are several ladders used to service the engines with 6 men at work. Text hand printed in ink on mat board. 20 x 15.5" in matted frame, no glass. Frame size 25 x 21". Mat dusty, shows slt damp stain on bottom inner edge which does not appear on the image. Closed tear at left margin of both mat and image, not affecting image.
[Easthampton, Long Island] Mulford, Matthew A land transfer document to Josiah Miller from Matthew Mulford 'yeoman of divers good causes' from Easthampton, County of Suffolk, province of New York. For the price of 6 pounds 10 shilling, 'one eighth of one acre buted and bounded by the high way North and East South and West by the Land of the Said Josiah Miller. all of which parcel to have and to . peacable and quietly have hold occupy and enjoy ." "in the 15th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second and in the year of our Lord 1741." Witnessed by Jeremiah Stratten and Elisabeth Straton (sic). Signed by Mulford with a red wax seal. This may be Captain Matthew Mulford [1685 - 1774], buried at South End Cemetery, East Hampton. Find-a-Grave lists his father as Judge John Mulford "earliest settler in this town in 1649; father of Capt. Samuel Mulford "For many years member of the Provincial Assembly of New York; father of Capt. Matthew Mulford who died Apl. 28, 1774, ae 85." 7 1/2 x 12 1/2", original folds, edges ruffled, some small tears at folds, otherwise very legible.
The Cotton Kingdom. A Traveller’s Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slave States Based Upon Three Former Volumes of Journeys and Investigations by the Same AuthorOlmsted, Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for his outstanding contribution to landscape architecture in the United States, it being said that he ". paints with lakes and wooded slopes; with lawns and banks and forest-covered hills; with mountainsides and ocean views". In 1857, he and his partner Calvert Vaux won the competition to design Central Park, still a cornerstone of New York City's conserved open space. Prior to this, Olmsted was commissioned by the New York Daily Times (now The New York Times) to embark on an extensive research journey through the American South and Texas from 1852 to 1857. His dispatches to the Times were collected into three volumes -- A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States (1856), A Journey Through Texas (1857), A Journey in the Back Country in the Winter of 1853-4 (1860). These vivid first-person accounts of the antebellum South were abridged into the two-volume set "The Cotton Kingdom". In the introduction, Olmsted stated his views on the effect of slavery on the economy and social conditions of the Southern states: " My own observation of the real condition of the people of our Slave States, gave me an impression that the cotton monopoly in some way did them more harm than good." (from Wikipedia). Two volumes, small 8vo; viii, 376pp; iv, 404pp. Folding, color map of the Southern States with Olmsted's facsimile signature printed in the bottom right. Bound in publisher's green cloth boards with bright spines & gilt title but water staining to the foredge of both volumes. There is a blind tooled stamp on the yellow ffep of the original bookseller Steele & Avery of Rochester NY and the signature of the original owner, Henry S. Hayward of Clarendon NY. There are some light indications that this set was a library copy but there is nothing on the text or title pages. Overall a bright clean copy. Howes O-76; Sabin 57240.
Gill, S. T. [Adelaide, South Australia; Print] An extraordinarily rare set of four of S. T. Gill's Adelaide views, no. 1-3, i.e. Views in Adelaide No. 1. Hindley Street from King William St.; No. 2. Hindley Street Looking East; No. 3 Rundle Street Looking East; with a variant second copy of No. 3, which is black & white. The images are held at the Art Gallery of South Australia; the State Library of New South Wales, the National Library of Australia and some a the City of Adelaide. There are tinted lithographs, some with a tinted border, others not, and black & white lithographs as well. The street images appear to be the same in all the recorded prints, consistent with these four- there are some minor variations, which are noted. The three tinted lithographs are mounted on polished cloth. The period cloth mounting is unusual. It is not known if these were a reference set or perhaps proofs. Views in Adelaide No. 1./ Hindley Street from King William St./ Published by Penman & Galbraith Adelaide/ On Stone by S. T. Gill/ Printed by Penman & Galbraith/ (Signed in the stone) S T G 1851. Tinted plate with no tinted border outline. Image 17.5 x 22.5 on paper 18 x 23.5 cm. AGSA 684G11; SLNSW nmQdoR5n. SLNSW image has tan border outline, this copy does not. Mounted on cream cloth, trimmed outside the catty corners, with margins. Views in Adelaide No. 2./ Hindley Street Looking East/ Published by Penman & Galbraith Pirie St. Adelaide./ On Stone by S. T. Gill/ Printed by Penman & Galbraith/ (Signed in the stone) S T G (indistinct date). Tinted plate with a faint tinted border outline. Image 18 x 23.1 cm on paper 18.3 x 24 cm. AGSA 684G12; SLNSW 9PQ8kDxn; Nat Lib ID 7566602, Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK3544/B. Slt. foxing on left lower margin. Mounted on saffron cloth trimmed outside the catty corners, with margins. Views in Adelaide No. 3/ Rundle Street Looking East/ Published by Penman & Galbraith Pirie St. Adelaide./ On Stone by S. T. Gill/ Printed by Penman & Galbraith/ (Signed in the stone) S T G 1851 (S inverted). Tinted plate with tinted border outline. Image 18 x 22.8 on paper 18.2 x 23.4 cm. AGSA B 2430; SLNSW Yj7djR39 for 3 print set, which is colored and without border outlines. Mounted on saffron cloth, trimmed outside the catty corners, with margins. Views in Adelaide No. 3/ Rundle Street Looking East/ Published by Penman & Galbraith Pirie St. Adelaide./ On Stone by S. T. Gill/ Printed by Penman & Galbraith/ (Signed in the stone) S T G 1851 (S inverted). Black and white plate with no tinted border outline. Image 18 x 22.2 on paper 20.9 x 25.8 cm. AGSA B 2430; NLA Lib ID 7566601, Nan Kivell NK3544/C. Printed on cream paper, some watermarks. A rare set of images, by one of the master artists of this period in Australia.
Double page spread of images in Adelaide and at Port Adelaide, in total thirteen views of the port, the dock and buildings in the city. The Pictorial Australian is a rare periodical in the trade. The mayor S. Malin Esq is also pictured. Wood engraving with printed color, 38.7 x 50 cm. Libraries Australia ID 7837384.