by Yousuf Karsh
Undated, later black and white gelatin silver print. Image size: 13 ½ x 10 1/2”; paper size, 16.25 x 13”, edge to edge. Signed in black ink, in the lower left of the white margin. On verso of print it is stamped: No. R. L. [in manuscript] Karsh, Ottawa
Photograph in pristine condition. Modern metal framing, archival matting, photographs carefully hinged using acid free tape.
Karsh took this photograph in 1941 just after Churchill gave a speech to the Canadian Parliament.
Print sizes over the years have varied, from approximately 9 ½ inches in height to as much as 19 ¾ inches in height. SOLD
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Astrup and Barrow
Eivind Astrup. WITH PEARY NEAR THE POLE. London: Pearson, 1898. 1st edition. 8vo. 362pp. Frontispiece portrait, plates, illustrations, folding map. Original burgundy cloth. Bright and fine. Astrup was Peary’s companion on the 1891-92 North Greenland expedition. Roald Amundsen considered Astrup to be an inspiration for his own quests.
Sir John Barrow. VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY AND RESEARCH WITHIN THE ARCTIC REGIONS….
London: John Murray, 1846. xiv + 530pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Barrow, 2 engraved maps (1 folding). Original dark green ribbed cloth. A detailed account of the principal British expeditions to the Arctic regions, from Ross (1818) to Back and Simpson (1836-1839), and their scientific achievements and contributions towards the quest for a Northwest Passage. SOLD
Miller, Phillip. Figures Of The Most Beautiful, Useful, And Uncommon Plants Described In The Gardeners Dictionary
Exhibited on Three Hundred Copper Plates, Accurately Engraven After Drawings Taken from Nature. With the Characters of their Flowers and Seed-vessels, Drawn when they were in their Greatest Perfection. To which are Added, their Descriptions, and an Account of the Classes to Which they Belong, According to Ray’s, Tournefort’s, and Linnæus’s Method of Classing Them. 2 volumes. London: John Rivington, et al, 1809. Grand folio. [iv] + 74pp [interleaved with flower and plant plates] + 15pp [index]. 300 beautifully hand-coloured copper plates, two of which are folding Re-issue of first edition published in 1760. In this later printing, far scarcer than the first edition, the wording of the title page is the same, but typeset differently, accompanied by a slight change in publishers. The engravings appear to be identical to the 18th century originals, but probably coloured circa 1809.
Portlock large paper copy
“Large Paper Copy”
Following up on Captain Cook’s Exploration of the Pacific Northwest
Portlock, Nathaniel. A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; but More Particularly to the North-west Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Embellished with Twenty Copper-plates. Dedicated, by Permission, to His Majesty. London: John Stockdale and Geo. Goulding, 1789. 1st edition. 4to. Tall copy. (12” x 9.5”). ii + 384pp + xl. 14 engraved plates (including frontispiece portrait), large folding map and 5 folding charts. Very light spotting here and there. Uncommonly crisp. Early marbled tree calf.