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."
Oh, days of beauty standing veiled apart, With dreamy skies and tender, tremulous air, In this rich Indian summer of the heart Well may the earth her jewelled halo wear. The long brown fields - no longer drear and dull - Burn with the glow of these deep-hearted hours. Until the dry weeds seem more beautiful, More spiritlike than even summer's flowers. But yesterday the world was stricken bare, Left old and dead in gray, enshrouding gloom; To-day what vivid wonder of the air Awakes the soul of vanished light and bloom? Sharp with the clean, fine ecstasy of death, A mightier wind shall strike the shrinking earth, An exhalation of creative breath Wake the white wonder of the winter's birth. In her wide Pantheon - her temple place - Wrapped in strange beauty and new comforting, We shall not miss the Summer's full-blown grace, Nor hunger for the swift, exquisite Spring.Ada Foster Murray [1857-1936]