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Lot 1

FINE BINDING. – W.R TYMMS & M.D. WYATT.

The Art of Illuminating as Practised in Europe from the earliest times. Illustrated with borders, initial letters and alphabets

selected and chromolithographed by … Tymms With an essay and instructions by .. . Wyatt. Revised edition in a fine 20th-century binding.

Lot 3

Lynd WARD (artist, 1905-1985). - Thomas MANN (1875-1955).

Nocturnes with lithographs by Lynd Ward

Limited edition signed by the author.

Lot 5

FINE BINDING, English. - Isaac WATTS (1674-1748)

The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and Applied to the Christian State and Worship.

in a 'cottage-roof' style binding

Lot 12

[ORTHODONTICS] - Joseph FOX (1775-1816)

The Natural History of the Human Teeth.

The Norman copy of the first edition of the first work on Orthodontics.

Lot 13

After Jean-Antoine HOUDON (1741-1828, sculptor).

Life-size cast of the head of George Washingon, aged 53, after or inspired by Houdin’s terra cotta bust of 1785.

apparently cast by Ronald Lee Anderson in 1948

Lot 15

[GRAND CANYON, Arizona]. - Carl E. MOON (1878-1948, aka Karl Moon, photographer).

Original hand-tinted photo, titled on the mount “Zoroaster from the River. Foot of Bright Angel Trail”.

Lot 18

Franz Liszt

[Piano transcriptions of Schubert Songs] "Der Doppelgänger"; "Die Taubenpost", "Kriegers Ahnung", "Der Atlas", "Ständchen".

Five songs from " Schwanengesang" (Swan Song) - a collection of 14 songs written by Franz Schubert at the end of his life and published posthumously.

Lot 19

19th Century Parchment Ketubah

Jewish marriage contract

Printed on kosher animal skin with handwritten details of groom and bride.

Lot 23

Sir Ernest SHACKLETON & W. MCLEAN.

“Troopin’, Troopin’, Troopin’ to the Sea” “O.H.M.S.” An Illustrated Record of the voyage of the S.S. “Tintagel Castle”

Ernest Shackleton’s first substantial printed work.

Lot 27

John WALLIS (engraver & publisher).

[Miniature Atlas] Wallis's New Pocket Edition of the English Counties or Travellers Companion

"in which are carefully laid down all the direct & cross roads, cities, townes, villages, parks, seats and rivers."

Lot 29

PHRENOLOGY. – [Lorenzo Niles FOWLER (1811-1896)].

[Printing block: The Illustrated Phrenological Almanac 1854].

the block used to print the image which was used on the upper cover of 'The Almanac'

Lot 30

Richard Allen FISH (illustrator). – Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd. (publishers).

[Title on cover: Canadian Pacific Cruises Round the World & Mediterranean 1925-1926]

Lot 31

Cora Ann Contessa di BRAZZA-Savorgnan (nee Slocomb, 1862-1944).

Ampharita: An American Idyll by the Countess di Brazza (Cora Slocomb).

Bound for the author and a presentation copy inscribed by her.

Lot 32

Izaak WALTON (1594-1683). – [19th-century School].

An original drawing of “Isaak [sic.] Waltons House”, 120 Chancery Lane, London.

The author of the 'Compleat Angler's home from1627 to 1644

Lot 33

S. POPPING (publisher).

The Oxford Almanack of 1712, Explain’d: or, the Emblems of it Unriddl’d .... In a letter to a Friend.

‘A political satire’ (ESTC).

Lot 34

[PUBLIFOTO of Rome, and others (photographers).] - NUCLEAR POWER PLANT Co. (compilor)

[Latina Power Station, Italy]. A photograph album titled "Nuclear Power Station .... Photographic Record [of] Construction"

Over 320 photographs offering an official record from 'ground-breaking' to completion

Lot 42

American Federation of the Arts (organizers). - Takaaki MATSUMOTO (designer)

[Exhibition poster/invitation at The Equitable Gallery] Neo-Dada Redefining Art 1958-62 ... Susan Hapgood guest curator

January 27 - March 18, 1995

Lot 43

Follower of REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn

["Portrait of a Native American woman ... wearing a feather headdress and holding a quiver with arrows"]

the title is taken from description of the copy in the British Musem, Department of Prints and Drawings

Lot 45

After Hans HOLBEIN the Younger. - Emma ROBERTS (artist).

Portrait of Lady Jane Gray, liquid gold and body-color on vellum, with integral lettering ‘Ye Lady Jane / Graye [sic.]...'

Lot 47

Samuel W. RUTHERFORD (African American entrepreneur). - Nat. Benefit Life Insur. Co.

[Title from the cover: A Modern Jack and the Bean-Stalk: Miracle of the Colored Race.]

Issued by the National Benefit Life Insurance Company (“founded, officered and conducted entirely by people of the colored race”).

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