First edition of Louis Dupré's Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople at Sotheby's Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Sale, April 28
Louis Dupré, Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou collection de portraits, de vues et de costumes Grecs et Ottomans (Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825), first edition folio (620 x 462mm.), including 40 hand-colored lithographed plates. From sothebys.com.
Portrait of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, in Orientalist dress--marking his Grand Tour to Italy, Greece, Turkey and Egypt
Joseph Highmore, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, 1740, oil on canvas, 48in x 36in. National Portrait Gallery, London. From npg.org.uk.
Lafcaido Hearn's 'Japanese Fairy Tale Series,' 1898-1903, in Sotheby's 'The Library of an English Bibliophile,' sale, 4 June
Lafcaido Hearn, 4 books from his Japanese Fairy Tale Series (Tokyo: T. Hasegawa [1898-1903]:
The Boy Who Drew Cats (no. 23). , 8vo (190 x 135mm.), first large crêpe-paper edition, third state, with 5 full-page colour Japanese woodcuts and further illustrations throughout
The Goblin Spider (second series, no. 1). , 12mo (150 x 104mm.), second crêpe-paper edition, one double-page colour woodcut, 3 full-page woodcuts and further illustrations throughout.
The Old Woman who lost her Dumpling (no. 24). , 8vo (190 x 135mm.), first large crêpe-paper edition with 3 full-page colour Japanese woodcuts and further illustrations throughout.
Chin Chin Kobakama (no. 25). , 8vo (135 x 190mm., early large crêpe-paper edition with 2 full-page Japanese woodcut illustrations; all printed on crêpe paper, original printed pictorial crêpe wrappers tied with blue silk threads, blue morocco-backed collector's box.
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