Catalogues & Lists

Acquisitions March 2015

Acquisitions March 2015

Our list for March 2015, with a particular focus on natural history and voyaging.
 
A few highlights are: a letter written by Jacques Arago and a sheet of his watercolours depicting Australian butterflies; an important chart of New Guinea and the Arafura Sea published in 1792 by Alexander Dalrymple; rare S.T. Gill & George Hamilton lithographs of the outback...
Acquisitions 2015 February

Acquisitions 2015 February

Our first list for 2015, with a real miscellany of items relating to Australia and the Pacific.
 
A few highlights are: a fascinating letter sent by a senior army officer in Bathurst in 1840; a fine set of the works of Francis Bacon owned by the abolitionist Thomas Fowell Buxton; two maps from the Newfoundland survey of James Cook;...
California Bookfair 2015 Oakland

California Bookfair 2015 Oakland

A selection of books, manuscripts, and pictures which we will be showing at the 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, on display at the Oakland Marriott Center, Friday 6 February to Sunday 8 February, 2015.

A few of the highlights are: the beautiful illustrated books of the Pacific by Louis Choris, Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde (1822) and Vues et Paysages (1826); the very...

Edward Ashworth, Artist & Architect

Edward Ashworth, Artist & Architect

An important collection of fourteen original watercolour studies of Hong Kong & Macau, painted by the travelling English architect Edward Ashworth in the mid-1840s, just after the first Opium War and at the very beginning of Hong Kong's first colonial buildng boom. These drawings represent an exceptional documentary archive, sometimes the only recorded images of certain buildings or streetscapes. Ashworth's important article...

European Discovery 1538-1843

European Discovery 1538-1843

Our latest catalogue of fine books, paintings and manuscripts relating to "European Discovery". Highlights include: an exceptional copy of Parkinson's Journal of a Voyage to the South Seaswith the very rare "Gomeldon" pages and original hand-colouring; copies of Governor Phillip's Extracts of Letters (1791) and Copies and Extracts (1792); the extremely rare "Officer" account, the first book to tell the story of the First Fleet;...

The West Coast, 1616-1829

The West Coast, 1616-1829

Hordern House is pleased to announce the release of "The West Coast, European Discovery 1616-1829", a collection of 31 significant books, pictures and manuscripts relating to the west coast of Australia before settlement, chiefly drawn from two private Australian collections. It is most unusual to be able to present such a substantial group of treasures from this important period of Australian...
Acquisitions April 2014

Acquisitions April 2014

27 items illustrated. Our latest acquisitions list has an eclectic group of 27 books, pictures and manuscripts, with highlights including: an important letter by the missionary Threlkeld regarding his work on Aboriginal languages at Lake Macquarie; a small collection of items relating to the investigation into the wreck of the convict ship Amphitrite in 1833; a magnificent Cary map...
Three Centuries of Voyages 1558 - 1861

Three Centuries of Voyages 1558 - 1861

A selection of 45 items from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The early material includes excellent copies of such classics as the collections of Hakluyt (1600), Purchas (1626), Valentijn (1726) and Churchill (1732), as well as the desirable English edition of Linschoten (1598). Two highly important Southern Continent pieces are the extremely rare La Popelinière Les Trois Mondes (1582)...

Natural History

Natural History

A collection of books, manuscripts and pictures relating to natural history, with a focus on Australia and the Pacific. Highlights include a copy of Laborde's marvellous book of views of important French gardens including Malmaison; a lovely copy of Ventenat's Description des plantes nouvelles et peu connues; a rare large paper copy of Smith's Exotic Botany; original watercolours by Samuel Howitt;...