ROYALTY. From the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to modern monarchs. Over 3400 years of the lives, customs and costumes of royal power.
Pictured: Thucydides's The Peloponnesian War (pg. 84), Carter's Tomb of Tutankhamen (pg. 76), Pfnor's Monographie du Palais de Fontainebleau (pg. 46), McIan's Clans of the Scottish Highlands (pg. 92), and Bowyer's Narrative of Momentus Events (pg. 102)
Jacques Nam’s Chats, Paris, circa 1935-38
This copy with a large additional original watercolor painting inscribed and signed by Nam. First edition, one of only 25 on Imperial Japon paper, with five original signed lithographic aquatints of cats, an inscribed and signed charcoal and watercolor drawing on the half title, and multiple original watercolors of cats in the margins of each text leaf.
Staunton’s 1797 Account of the British Embassy to China
With the rare Atlas volume to this historic account of Chinese culture, including nine large folding charts, among the earliest to accurately map China’s interior.
"So Prodigious An Intellect, Such A Trove Of Talents, So Insatiable A Curiosity"
Emile Prisse D'Avenne's 1848 Oriental Album
With 30 magnificent folio tinted lithographs, finished by hand, of Egyptian costumes.
"Work Up Imagination to the State of the Vision, and the Thing is Done"
Extraordinary pencil drawing by William Blake from his famous "Missionary Heads" series, depicting Wat Tyler, leaer of the 1381 Peasants' Revolt, inscribed by John Varley, Blake's close friend and companion, identifying the subject and date of composition, October 30, 1819, at 1 a.m. This is one of the earliest of Blake's dated "Visionary Heads" drawings.