June 2016 Catalogue
Rare books photographs, and manuscripts highlighting more than four hundred years of achievement by women in science, politics, exploration, and the arts.
Pictured: Signed photograph of Amelia Earhart (Page 80), The Novels of Jane Austen (Page 44), The History of Woman Suffrage (Page 33), and Annales, The True and Royall History of the Famous Empresse Elizabeth (Page 6).
"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.