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Spitsbergen with whaling scenes
Heading: Author: Purchas, SamuelTitle: "Greneland" [i.e. Spitsbergen]Place Published: LondonPublisher:Date Published: 1625Description: Copper-engraved map, surrounded by vignettes of whaling, fishing and hunting; modern hand-coloring. 29.5x33.2 cm (11½x13¼") including the surrounding vignettes.Although labelled 'Greneland' this map depicts Spitsbergen in the arctic, north of Norway. This reflects early English belief that the two were connected somewhere at more northern latitudes. English interest was awakened following Henry Hudson's voyage during which he noted an abundance of whales. It is flanked at the sides and bottom with scenes of whaling and whaling-related activities, hunting bears and "seamorces" (i.e. walruses), etc. Issued in Vol. III of the 1625 second edition of "Purchas His Pilgrimes..." The map accompanies the account of Robert Featherby who in 1613 accompanied the fleet of Benjamin Joseph to Spitsbergen. The following year 1614 he commanded a voyage on behalf of the Muscovy Company to nearby waters. According to Purchas the map is attributed to Thomas Edge, a captain who made a number of whaling voyages to the region.Due to the size and/or weight of this lot extra shipping charges may apply. PBA Galleries Auctions Appraisers
Cranach Press Bibliography
Heading: (Cranach Press)Author: Brinks, John Dieter, editorTitle: Books as a Work of Art: The Cranach Press of Count Harry KesslerPlace Published: Berlin & WilliamstownPublisher:Triton Verlag / Williams CollegeDate Published: 2005Description: _x000D_453, [2] pp. Profusely illustrated. (4to) red cloth, slipcase. First Edition._x000D__x000D_Includes a bibliography of the press. PBA Galleries Auctions Appraisers
Advertising, catalogue
Heading: (Catalogue, 1898 premiums - baseballs, bicycles, guns)Author: Title: W.G.Baker Co. 1898 catalogue of rewards for childrenPlace Published: Publisher:Date Published: Description: W.G.Baker Co. How We Earned Our Bicycles, 18th Edition (Springfield, Mass., 1898) Original pictorial wrappers. 6 x 9", 51pp. Profusely illustrated with Victorian line drawings and some photographs. Catalogue of rewards offered to children who sold the company 's teas, spices and baking powder. Pictured, in addition to silverware, china, watches, jewelry, and ornate clocks and lamps, are baseballs, catcher 's mitts and mask; football; tennis rackets; shot guns and rifles; bicycles, velocipede and fairy tricycle; gramophone and music box; roll-top desk, typewriter, and sewing machine, PBA Galleries Auctions Appraisers
Thomas & Johnston Disney Animation signed book
Title: Disney Animation: The Illusion of LifeAuthor: Thomas, Frank & Ollie JohnstonDescription: 575 pp. Profusely illustrated throughout, nearly 500 are in color. 4to. Gilt-decorated red cloth, color pictorial jacket, color pictorial slipcase. First Edition, deluxe issue.Signed by both authors and containing a foot of original film "from a classic Disney feature".Heading: zzc(Disney, Walt)Place Published: New YorkPublisher: Abbeville PressDate Published: [1981] PBA Galleries Auctions Appraisers
The Life of Duke of Marlborough 1743
Heading: (Marlborough, Duke of)\nAuthor: Lediard, Thomas\nTitle: The Life of John, Duke of Marlborough, Prince of the Roman Empire.\nPlace Published: London\nPublisher:J. Wilcox\nDate Published: 1743\nDescription: \n2 volumes. xxiv, [8], 504; vi, 480, xxiv pp. With frontispiece and 44 maps and plates, some folding. (8vo) 20x12 cm (8x5") bound in modern quarter morocco and cloth, gilt spines with morocco labels lettered in gilt, new endpapers. Second Edition.\n\nThe desirable second edition, "with considerable improvements." Apart from concise battle plans of the famous actions at Blenheim (Höchstadt), Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet, this work contains excellent plans of fortified towns such as Oudenarde, Menin, Lille, Brussels, Ghent, Tournay, Mons, Dunkirk, and Aire. PBA Galleries Auctions Appraisers
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