ANGAS, George French (1822-1886). A Catalogue of Paintings by George French Angas, illustrative of the Natives and Scenery of New Zealand and South Australia; also Sketches in Brazil, Cape Verde Islands, New South Wales, &c. &c. [London: 1846].
8° (213 x 136mm). 22, p. Original printed wrappers, price of one shilling on front cover altered to sixpence (spotted). Pasted-in slip stating: 'The present Exhibition is the result of a residence of nearly three years, and a journey of 40,000 miles ... the object of the artist being to represent the natives and scenery of New Zealand and South Australia, with unexaggerated truth and fidelity.' Loosely-inserted invitation card, printed in gold, made out to the editor of the Gentleman's Magazine, for a private view of the exhibition at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, Saturday 4 April.
G.F. ANGAS. Now open under the special patronage of the Queen and H.R.H. Prince Albert. Large Room Egyptian Hall Piccadilly. Mr. C. French Angas's New Zealand and Australian Exhibition, admission one shilling. [London:] T. Frost, . 8° (186 x 126mm). Handbill, printed on recto only.
G.F. ANGAS. A Ramble in Malta and Sicily, in the Autumn of 1841. London: Tyler & Reed for Smith, Elder & Co., 1842. 8° (266 x 185mm). Chromolithographic additional title by Angas, printed by M. and N. Hanhart, lithographic dedication to Queen Adelaide, 12 tinted lithographic plates by Angas, printed by Day and Haghe, 2 wood-engraved illustrations. (Plates spotted.) Original blue cloth, gilt edges (rebacked, original spine laid down). Provenance: subscriber's copy, signed by John Abraham. FIRST EDITION. There are 179 names (including 'Abraham, J. Esq.') on the list of subscribers, and 197 copies subscribed for. This is Angas's first illustrated work, published the year before he sailed for Australia; and 2 other books by the artist, Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New Zealand (London, 1847; 2 vols., vol. I with half-title and frontispiece detached) and The Wreck of the Admella (London, 1874). A family gift to George Angas.
Together with 4 a.l.s. by George French Angas, all 8°; the first letter, one page, from 104 Drummond St., Euston Square, dated 'Saturday' [no month or year] requesting [?]his publisher that a missing plate be forwarded to his bookbinder 'Mr Proudfoot' in 'George Street/Drummond St'; the second letter, one page, dated Drummond St., 31 January 1840, asking J. [?]Hogarth, to let the bearer have two named drawings 'for Mr. Giles,' also stating 'I shall have a proof of a plate I have just completed ready on Friday,' and asking for 'one or two pounds' to overcome house-keeping difficulties; the third letter, 4pp., dated Drummond St., 28 July 1849, to [?]his publisher, trying to overcome problems 'in the delivery department' experienced by overseas subscribers to '"Kaffirs Illustrated"'; the final letter, 3½pp., dated 48 Norland Square, Feb. 10 75, to S.W. Silver, thanks him for a cheque, returns 'Captain [?]Monerley's letter,' and says he will 'endeavour to hear his paper at R.G.S. on 22nd.' He has been suffering from 'neuraglia in the head' but 'as soon as I feel able I will attend to your Catalogue.' He adds: 'Our next article is Cassava -- the staff of life of Tropical America. Let me have any books you receive on colonial subjects for review ....' [possibly for the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, of which Angas was a member].