Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Travel and Natural History; 16 November 2004
Christie's, Kensington, 2004, Wraps, , , Near Fine
112 pp. 490 lots. Natural History lots 1-51; Travel and Maps lots 52-200; Art Architecture and Design lots 202-217; Science and Commerce lots 218-239; Continental Printing lots 240-270, English Printing lots 271-314; Property of the late Valentine Downey lots 315-388a; Modern Literature lots 389-467; Autographs and Manuscripts lots 468-490. Illustrations of Eleazor Albin, Elizabeth Blackwell, George Brookshaw, William Curtis, William Henry Edwards, Henrik Gronvold, Moses Harris, William Lewin, F. M. Stanton, JackGeorge Strutt, Robert John Thornton, Karl Ludwig Willdenow, John Speed, William Daniell, John Powell, Humphry Repton, John Smeaton, William Hincks, Henri Michelot, Alecander Nisbet Paterson, Reverend George Rooke, Michele Marieschi, Nicolas Tassin, James Stuart and Micholas Revett, C. A. Killey, Nicholas Chevalier, John Ovington, Louis Francois Cassas, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Iraq in War Time [c. 1918], (after) David Roberts, Achille Prisse and Augustus St. John, Edmund Berninger,(after) Robert Ker Porter, (after) Henry Singleton, Thomas Daniell, William Moorcraft and George Trebeck, J. Calvert, Samuel Turner, Robert Greene, Pierre d' Avity, John Hawkesworth-Cook's First Voyage, Jacque Labillardiere, Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming, James Gibbs, Henry Gray, Eugene Gayot, Turquet de Mayerne, Rudolf Ackermann, John Locke, John Milton, Plutarch, William Roscoe, Max Beerbohm, Erskine Childers, Edith Somerville, Yeats, Cuala Press, and more.
Cabinet of American Illustration, Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon, Civil War Photographs Civil War Photographs, Drawings (Master),Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs, Fine Prints Fine Prints, Posters: Performing Arts Posters, Stereograph Cards Stereograph Cards, Daguerreotypes, Fenton Crimean War Photographs, Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915, Lomax Collection, Panoramic Photographs, Thesaurus For Graphic Materials, Van Vechten Collection, Wright Brothers Negatives, and much more.
"NYU Bobst Library, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU Real Estate Institute, The New-York Historical Society, New York School of Interior Design, Cooper Union, New School University, Parsons School of Design, Mannes College of Music."
All around him Patmos lies, Who hath spirit-gifted eyes, Who his happy sight can suit To the great and the minute. Doubt not but he holds in view A new earth and heaven new; Doubt not but his ear doth catch Strain nor voice nor reed can match: Many a silver, sphery note Shall within his hearing float. All around him Patmos lies, Who unto God's priestess flies: Thou, O Nature, bid him see, Through all guises worn by thee, A divine apocalypse. Manifold his fellowships: Now the rocks their archives ope; Voiceless creatures tell their hope In a language symbol-wrought; Groves to him sigh out their thought; Musings of the flower and grass Through his quiet spirit pass. "Twixt new earth and heaven new He hath traced and holds the clue, Number his delights ye may not; Fleets the year but these decay not. Now the freshets of the rain, Bounding on from hill to plain, Show him earthly streams have rise In the bosom of the skies. Now he feels the morning thrill, As upmounts, unseen and still, Dew the wing of evening drops. Now the frost, that meets and stops Summer's feet in tender sward, Greets him, breathing heavenward. Hieroglyphics writes the snow, Through the silence falling slow; Types of star and petaled bloom A white missal-page illume. By these floating symbols fine, Heaven-truth shall be divine. All around him Patmos lies, Who hath spirit-gifted eyes; He need not afar remove, He need not the times reprove, Who would hold perpetual lease Of an isle in seas of peace.Edith M. Thomas [1854-1925]