Search results for: 'RAY, Man.'
RAY, Man. Photographs 1920-1934 Paris.
Hartford, : 1934First edition, first printing. The first state with the original title page. Most copies of the first printing were recalled and the title page and verso were replaced with two different printed title pages in English and French with "second edition" and "deuxième édition" added to suggest the first edition had sold out to create further demand. Exceedingly... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 145640
RAY, Man. Photographies / Photographs 1920-1934 Paris.
Hartford, New York City, Paris : First edition, second issue with the title page citing the publisher's fictitious claim of "second edition". Inscribed in green pen on the title page by the artist "For Sam Haskins, cordially - Man Ray". The title pages - presumably a healthy percentage of the run, whose sales had, in fact, been slow to none - were replaced with "second edition" / "deuxième... Learn More£9,000.00
Stock Code: 142481
RAY, Man. Électricité.
Paris : 1931First edition, first printing. No. 147 of an edition of 500. Each rayograph signed in the negative by Ray. The technique of creating photographic prints without using a camera (photograms) was not new, but Man Ray personalized the technique to such an extent that his pieces became known as rayographs. The poet Tristan Tzara proclaimed them "dada" and... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 145648
RAY, Man. Les Voies Lactées.
Turin : 1974First edition, first printing. Edition of 75. Signed and numbered on the statement of limitation page by Man Ray. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Galleria Il Fauno, Turin. Inspired by watching milk boiling over from a saucepan.
Stock Code: 143832
NOYES, Alfred. The Last Man.
London : 1940First edition, first impression. Rare, particularly in the dust jacket, this is one of the earliest novels to incorporate a doomsday device. It was critically well-received, with George Orwell writing that the book "raises a real problem decay in the belief in absolute good and evil". Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 79253
MASCLET, Daniel (ed.) DRTIKOL, Andrea Feininger, E. O. Hoppé, Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray and others. Nus: La Beauté de la Femme.
Paris : 1933First edition, first printing. This album was produced from the first International Salon of Nude Photography, Paris 1933. Contributing photographers include Jean Moral, Carlo Leonetti, Drtikol, Dr. J. Schuwerack, Andreas Feininger, Gilchrist, Denes Ronay, Manasse, Dr. Peter Weller, Christian Aegerter, Ewald Hoinkis, Ludwig Harren, Bruno Schultz, Dr.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122407
RIBEMONT-DESSAIGNES, Georges (ed.) Bifur.
Paris : 1929-31First editions, limited issue. A complete set of the Surrealist-inflected, avant-garde Parisian art and literary journal, issued between 25 May 1929 and 10 June 1931. Each volume is numbered: the first four volumes were printed in an edition of 3,000 copies, volumes 5 to 7 one of 2,000 copies, and volume 8 was one of 1,700 copies. Established by Pierre... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 107785
DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,
London : 1859First edition of "the most influential scientific work of the 19th century" (Horblit) and "certainly the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), in which Darwin explained his concept of evolutionary adaptation through natural selection, which would become the foundation of modern evolutionary theory; 1,250 copies were printed, of which... Learn More£250,000.00
Stock Code: 145484
FORD, Charles Henri (ed.) View.
New York : 1940-47A complete set, one volume inscribed by Ford, of first printings of the remarkable American literary and art magazine published by artist and writer Charles Henri Ford and writer and film critic Parker Tyler. View covered the contemporary avant-garde and Surrealist scene, and was published quarterly as finances permitted. The roster of prestigious contributors,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 109741
CHINA. Second Opium War.An enthralling and richly detailed journal of a decade at sea with the US Navy during the 1850s, recording back-to-back cruises on three sloops-of-war, seeing action in three different arenas: on the Cyane, which shelled Greytown, Nicaragua (1854), the Preble during the Paraguay Expedition (1858) - a flexing of muscle by the US Navy that concluded peaceably... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 127365
CAREY, Peter. The Fat Man in History.
London : 1980First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author "For Philip Murray, with my best wishes, Peter Carey, Sydney 22/8/88" on the title page. The Fat Man in History and Other Stories was Carey's first book to be published outside Australia, and collects stories from his earlier collections, The Fat Man in History (1974) and War Crimes (1979). Dr... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 114044
PORTER, Cole. Autograph letter signed to his lifelong friend, actor Monty Woolley.
Los Angeles : A very appealing, amusing, and warm autograph letter entirely in pencil and signed familiarly "Potah", to Porter's lifelong friend and Yale classmate, the actor Monty Woolley (1888-1963). Porter writes to Woolley at the Shubert Theatre, Boston, to congratulate him on the successful tryouts of the new Rodgers & Hart musical comedy On Your Toes, in which... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 126892
WILKINSON, Sir J. Gardner. Dalmatia and Montenegro:
London : 1848First edition, a beautifully bound set of this handsomely illustrated work. Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875) is better known as "the father of British Egyptology". His trip through south-eastern Europe in 1844 has been described by his biographer, Jason Thompson, as "a good travelogue, equal to some of the best of that popular nineteenth-century genre.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 120050
ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.
London : 1842-45First edition, with the plates in the proof state, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel); no publication before this astonishing work had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the region.
The... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 132530
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing... Learn More£175,000.00
Stock Code: 67119
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing the completion... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 119585
IRANIAN, Mihran, & others. Photograph album documenting a cruise to North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean on RMS Celtic.
New York : 1902Engrossing, wide-ranging and thoughtfully compiled Gilded Age photograph album assembled by a member of a tour party sailing from New York on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the White Star liner RMS Celtic. Perhaps most importantly it includes a handful of superb depictions of Istanbul by the celebrated Armenian photographer Mihran Iranian, whose work... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131724
TARLETON, Priscilla Susan Bertie. Manuscript volume of poetry with numerous pen, ink, and pencil vignettes.
London : 1796-1821A superbly presented and deeply personal manuscript volume of largely unpublished poetry and drawings by Priscilla Susan Bertie Tarleton (1778-1864), wife of the notorious army officer and rakehell Sir Banastre Tarleton. The manuscript was produced between the years 1796, when the author was only 18 years old, and 1821, when she was 43. It contains... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 94720
BROADFOOT, William. The Career of Major George Broadfoot, C.B.,
London : 1888First edition of this sought-after biography of the man described by his fellow political officer, Colin McKenzie, as "the foremost man in India".
Broadfoot first served in India in the late 1820s with the 34th Native Infantry Madras Army. After returning to Britain to study at Addiscombe, he rejoined the Madras Army, commissariat department,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 111984
GATACRE, Beatrix. General Gatacre.
London : 1910First edition of this uncommon memoir. Gatacre (1843-1906) was on the Black Mountain Expedition of 1888 (also known as the Hazara Expedition), the Tonhon Expedition in Burma (1889-90), was engaged in the relief of Chitral (1895) and the retaking of the Sudan (1898) and held various commands in South Africa (1899-1900). "Gatacre was a brave, dedicated,... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140486
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Works.
London : 1821First edition of the collected works of this enduringly popular playwright, edited by his first biographer, the poet Thomas Moore. A very pretty set from the Vane Londonderry library, monogram gilt to the head of the spine, elaborate armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. On marriage to Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, Charles Stewart, third marquess... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139633
WARBURTON, Sir Robert. Eighteen Years in the Khyber 1879-1898.
London : 1900First edition, first impression, of this posthumously published memoir by the man who set up the Khyber Rifles. Sir Robert Warburton (1842-1899) was appointed political officer of the Khyber in July 1879. "In April 1880 he was invalided to England, and he did not return to the Khyber until 16 February 1882. From that time he remained on the frontier... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140548
COPLESTON, Edward. A Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel; [bound with:] A Second Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel.
Oxford : 1819First editions of Copleston's economic treatises on the gold standard and the poor laws. "In his First Letter he attributed the economic dislocation of post-Napoleonic war England to the depreciation of the currency, and urged the government to remove such obstacles as it was able to the self-correcting mechanism of nature. In his Second Letter, although... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 127336
BIRD, Isabella Lucy, as Mrs. J. F. Bishop. The Yangtze Valley and Beyond.
London : 1899First edition of this account of the "archetypal Victorian Lady Traveller's" (Robinson) 15 months and 8,000 miles of travels in China, concluding in 1897, and recounting "the most remarkable of her journeys" (ODNB). It is profusely illustrated and the photos were taken by the author herself.
Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was a remarkable woman who,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 143228
HENNINGSEN, Charles Frederick. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.
London : 1836First edition, a very smart set in period calf of this signal and elusive eyewitness account of the First Carlist War (1833-40), Henningsen serving with the Carlist forces under the charismatic Basque officer General Tomás de Zumalacárregui, known affectionately to his troops as "Tio Tomás".
The Edinburgh Review described it as "full of entertainment... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141304
PARK, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:
London : 1799 & 1815First edition of the first work, second and best edition of the posthumous Journal of a Mission (same year as the first). "Until the publication of Park's book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and coastal areas... Having sent out four expeditions to the Niger, all of which had failed, the... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 132557
CUMMING, Roualeyn Gordon. Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa.
London : 1850"One of the classics of African big game hunting and exploration a necessary title in the big game library" (Czech). First edition of a book that enjoyed a huge vogue, going through numerous editions during the 19th century in its abridged form and under the more eye-catching title, The Lion Hunter of South Africa.
The extravagantly named Roualeyn... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 143111
RAFFLES, Thomas Stamford. The History of Java.
London : 1817First edition of Raffles's masterful account of Java. Raffles was appointed lieutenant governor of Java in 1811 when the island and its dependencies were occupied by Lord Minto following the annexation of the Netherlands by Napoleon. During the next four years he extended the area of European control and reorganized the Dutch colonial system in the... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 136364
SMITH, Adam - MACINTOSH, William. Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa;
London : 1782First edition of this anonymously published epistolary account, in 72 letters written during the course of a trip to India, dealing largely with the government and economies of the East Indies, and with notes on Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.
At the Cape of Good Hope in April 1799, one Daniel Barwell lent the author his copy of Adam Smith's... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143496
MALCOLM, Sir John. Observations on the Disturbances in the Madras Army in 1809.
London : 1812First and only edition of Malcolm's defence of his actions during the "White Mutiny" among the officers of the Madras Army. Sparked by the abolition of the "tent contract" moneys for controlled by regimental commanding officers, but fed on accumulating grievances in the East India Company's military the mutiny led to a near complete breakdown of order... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143555
BROUGHTON, Thomas Duer. Letters written in a Mahratta Camp during the Year 1809,
London : 1813First edition, an excellently preserved copy in boards, handsome and uncommon thus. Contains Broughton's account of the Marathas, including detailed observations on various Hindu and Islamic festivals and religious ceremonies. The book is notable as the only British book on India to be illustrated entirely after drawings by an Indian artist, and also... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 131663
MALCOLM, John, Sir. Sketch of the Sikhs;
London : 1812First edition of this scarce account of Sikhism, the cornerstone of later publications on the topic, annotated over four pages by a British Officer who interacted with the Sikhs during his service. This "preliminary effort" (Khurana, p. 22) on the subject sheds some light on the history of the Sikhs, their countries and government, and their religion.... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 135209