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CAPE TO CAIRO PHOTOGRAPHS - Imbault’s Photos of Zambisi Bridge

George Camille Imbault (Chief Site Construction Engineer)
1905
24 original photographs taken by the Chief Site Construction Engineer of the building of the Victoria Falls Bridge, part of Cecil Rhodes’s Cape to Cairo scheme. Professionally produced album for ‘Photographs’ bound in textured gun metal grey cloth over thick bevel-edged boards (19x16cm) On the front pastedown is written in English in red chalk: ‘Im… Read more…
#7548

£1350.00

PLATES DESIGNED AND ETCHED BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK - Rare set of Separately issued Plates for Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens - George Cruikshank
1838
Unrecorded perhaps unique surviving set of Cruikshank’s illustrations to Oliver Twist, issued by the book’s publisher as a loose, possibly promotional, set simultaneous with first publication. 20 plates (150x243mm) are loosely contained in a bifolium printed wrapper which has separated along the spine. This bears a modified version of the title pag… Read more…
#8123

£750.00

BALMORAL CASTLE ‘Macaroni Au Gratin...’ A Menu Card in French

GEORGE VI
1938
Balmoral Castle menu card for a dinner, written in French, perhaps for French-speaking guests visiting the Royal palace. Small cream card embossed with the rare personal cipher of George VI and Queen Elizabeth in gilt (reserved for private use); gold edges and the menu. The text has been printed by an unknown process. August 22 1938 was the 5th bir… Read more…
#8557

£150.00

BALMORAL CASTLE ‘Programme of Pipe Music’ for 8th August, 1938

GEORGE VI
1938
Balmoral Castle ‘Programme of Pipe Music’, signed by the Balmoral Piper, Henry Forsyth. Small cream card embossed with George VI’s cipher in gilt; gold edges and the programme of music for 8th August, 1938. The text has been printed in some way but Forsyth’s signature is in his hand. August 1938 was the first Royal family gathering after the Corona… Read more…
#8556

£150.00

DAVID LIVINGSTONE’S FATHER IN LAW & MISSIONARY INSPIRATION: Signed Portrait of Robert Moffat

Maull and Co
1865
Large format signed albumen photograph of the Scottish congregationalist missionary Robert Moffat whose daughter Mary Moffat married David Livingstone. Photograph (19x15.5cm) mounted on card which has been trimmed to the edge of the albumen photograph except at the lower edge where the card mount has been signed: ‘Yours very truly Robert Moffat.’ T… Read more…
#8498

£350.00

NOVA SCOTIA, Prince Edward Island, and Part of New Brunswick. Third Edition, with many Additional Names & Corrections [Map]

James Dawson [Sir Charles Trollope]
1854
Pictou-imprint map of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island from the estate of the British Commander in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the late 1850s, General Sir Charles Trollope. A map produced by James Dawson as the third edition in 1854 and lithographed in Edinburgh. Cloth-backed coloured map, dated 1854 (73x56cm) folded to 14x18cm; a little spotting.… Read more…
#8509

£300.00

ALPINE PANORAMA Vue panoramique prise du sommet des Rochers de Naye (2044 m.)

Xaver Imfeld
1892
Alpine panorama made up of 24 folding segments (24x15cm) with a lithographed (Ch. Serex) image of the mountains on one side and steel engraved adverts on the other. Printed card wrappers, browned and scuffed to edges; internally a couple of closed tears along central fold, otherwise very good. A remarkable image. Read more…
#8500

£125.00

SHAKSPEARE TERCENTENARY COMMEMORATION SUPPLEMENT APRIL 23 1864 [with] Shakespearian Tercentenary Festival [Flyer]

William Shakespeare
1864
Lavish broadsheet Supplement issued by the Stratford Chronicle to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in 1564, together with a flyer for the ‘Extra Performances in the Grand Pavilion’ for the second week of celebrations. Single bifolium (50x38cm), old folds, a couple of spots; a very nice copy. Illustrated with steel engravings… Read more…
#8415

£450.00

EARLIEST WOMEN’S COLLEGE WEST OF THE ROCKIES Mills College Photo Album, Oakland

C R Stead, R Davis etc
1891
Richly varied photo album depicting student life at Mills College in Oakland shortly after it was chartered as the first women’s college west of the Rockies. Large oblong album (15x11inches) ‘Photographs’ in gilt to upper, textured cloth covered board. Light wear to edges but the binding remains sound, though some weakening to the cloth covering ov… Read more…
#7768

£2250.00

ANOTHER STRATFORD BED: Last Will and Testament [of] Elizabeth Barodale of Stratford upon Avon

Elizabeth Barodale
1771
Last Will and Testament of a Stratford woman who owned land close to New Place, Shakespeare’s grand home in the town - and took special care in this document over the disposal of her ‘Bed, Bedstead and the Appurtenances and entire Furniture of such Bed’. Single manuscript bifolium document measuring 33x21cm with legal text on two leaves and a docke… Read more…
#8382

£250.00

UNRECORDED PICTORIAL BICYCLING IMPRINT The New Departure “Hiram Jones Series,” 1-8

New Departure Manufacturing Company; Brown Bros Ltd
1902
In verse and pictures, the cycling adventures of Hiram Jones - sent as eight weekly cards by Brown Brothers of London - to advertise the new coasting brake manufactured by the New Departure Manufacturing Company of Connecticut. Eight stiff cards (18x14cm), printed on both sides in green and black. On the recto of each is the full title which explai… Read more…
#8344

£350.00

UNRECORDED BROADSIDE From the Events which have Recently Taken Place Respecting Baptism

Mary Morris Knowles
1809
Unrecorded broadside by the Quaker poet, abolitionist and defender of women’s liberties. Single sheet (32x16cm) printed on one side only, old folds and a few short tears and tiny chips to edges. The address to Lavinia and Lavinia’s answer are printed in two columns, preceded by an introduction which mostly misprepresents the genesis of the text: ‘F… Read more…
#8346

£250.00

ENGRAVER TO THE SUN KING: A COLLECTION OF 17TH CENTURY ENGRAVINGS Oeuvre de Sebastien Le Clerc

Sebastien Le Clerc; Abercairny
1690
500 engravings from the late 17th century made by Louis XIV’s chief engraver which include celebrated depictions of the fountains of ‘le labryrinthe de Versailles’, costume at the court of the Sun King and the Fauxbourgs of Paris. Three large quarto volumes (21x26cm) bound in worn calf; marbled endpapers with the bookplate of ‘Abercairny’ (Scottish… Read more…
#8340

£2500.00

Arts and Crafts Photograph Album of the Architect's Home, 'Weir’s Barn'

Robert Weir Schultz [Architect]
1935
Family photo-album recording the Arts and Crafts Hampshire home and garden built for himself by the Scottish-born architect Robert Weir Schultz who lived there for 50 years. 116 photographs mounted in a commercially produced oblong photo album, 33x25cm, ‘The Beaumont Album’, Johnson London. Bound in deep reddish/black shiny cloth with silk ties thr… Read more…
#7600

£1450.00

SCOTTISH DIASPORA - Scots’ Church, London Wall - Pew Pass

Adam Scott
1841
Pew pass bought by a wealthy Scottish family living in London in the 1840s - adorned on the verso with the seal of a 17th century Scottish Bishop and Principal of Edinburgh University. Toned card (9x6cm) printed and then accomplished and signed in manuscript by a church official, Adam Scott, for ‘Mrs Sangsters Servant’ for 6 months tenure of No 10,… Read more…
#8184

£95.00

SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH ON THE CORNISH COAST - WITH NOTECARD

John Le Carre
1979
A signed photograph of the master storyteller near his home at Tregiffian on Lamorna Cove in Cornwall - together with a notecard sent in 1979. The photograph taken by Adrian Sherratt (27.5x20cm) is printed on Fujifilm paper and signed by the author in black ink. Accompanying it is a note written in blue ink from his London address at 1 Gayton Cresc… Read more…
#8225

£400.00

1921 COAL MINER’S STRIKE & UNDERGROUND EXPLOSION PHOTOGRAPHS

Staffordshire Coal Field
1921
Coal mining photo album which includes images of an underground explosion and ‘Strike Volunteers’ - strike breakers? - from the miner’s strike of 1921. Kodak “Eton” Album (17.5x14.5cm) containing 35 silver gelatin prints (c7-10cm) mounted on card leaves. Generally annotated in a contemporary hand these photographs show scenes from the Staffordshire… Read more…
#8221

£250.00

WARTIME POSTCARDS TO A LANCASHIRE CHILD

Waxman Family
1941
53 wartime colour postcards - many of flower fairies and fairy-tale characters - sent to Valerie Waxman of 23 King Street, Southport, Lancashire from ‘Daddy’ and other close relatives. 36 typed cards, 16 hand-written, one blank; the typed cards mostly seemingly enclosed in letters, without stamp, postmark or date. Cards in good condition with light… Read more…
#8198

£125.00

WEDDING WISHES FOR A PUBLISHER - ‘For John Gill from His Friends and Colleagues of The Amalgamated Press on the Occasion of his Marriage...’

[Alfred Harmsworth]
1920
Wedding card hand drawn and signed by 70 members of Alfred Harmsworth’s Amalgamated Press. Stiff card (34x23cm) with hand-drawn multi-coloured decoration and the recipient John Gill's name in bold at the head of the card. Below are the signatures of dozens of colleagues with the Amalgamated Press editor ‘C Langton Townley’(1878-1956) heading up the… Read more…
#8131

£95.00

1960s MODELLING PORTFOLIO of Annabel Smith

[Annabel Smith]
1966
Ring bound photographic modelling portfolio covered by thick blue fabric. A certificate from The Model Centre in London is mounted opposite the first image and states the completion of a training programme offered by the centre by an Annabel Smith on the 31st October 1966. The programme included training in ‘Show, Mannequin, Photographic and Televi… Read more…
#8086

£125.00