London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
The Keepsake 1853  edited by Miss Power. With Beautifully Finished Engravings from Drawings by the First Artists, engraved under the superintendence of Mr Frederick A. Heath. London: David Bogue, 1853-54. 2 volumes, large 8° (237 x 163mm). Engraved plates. Original red cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, gilt edges. FINE COPIES.
With 21 other 19th-century illustrated books including Henry Mayhew's 1851: or the Adventures of Mr and Mrs Sanboys (London, , illustrated by George Cruikshank), Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle ... Illustrated with Original Designs by Eminent Persons (New York, 1864), Yveling Rambaud's Little Walks in London (London, 1875, illustrated by John Leech), Howard Pyle's The Wonder Clock (New York, 1888, illustrated by Katharine Pyle), Thomas Strong Seccombe's Army and Navy Drolleries ... Second Edition (London, [c.1880]) and a number of annuals. (23)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
This is one of only three such historic newspapers confirmed to still exist — and it is the first time that one of them has ever been offered at auction
A 360-degree view of important works from the Renaissance to the 20th century ahead of our four auctions in Paris this May, including a drawing from Tiepolo’s Punchinello series, illustrated books by Picasso and an 18th-century equinoctial sundial
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Our Books and Manuscripts specialists advise on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market
The library of the novelist included a translation by a brilliant young mathematician that foresaw the age of computing
Offered in the ONE sale on 10 July in New York, Annie epitomises the genre that made the artist one of the most celebrated of his generation