Thanks for the Rain signed 'JOE BEELER' (lower right) oil on canvas 24 x 36in
First One in Town signed with the artist's device and inscribed 'Charlie Dye CA' (lower right) oil on canvas 24 x 36in
A Summer's Afternoon oil on canvas 31 x 74cm (12 3/16 x 29 1/8in).
Hill Country Cowhands signed and dated 'G. Harvey 1984 ©' (lower right) oil on canvas 36 x 48in Painted in 1984
Prairie Showdown signed 'Carlson' (lower right) oil on canvas 42 x 84in
Scattering the Bell Riders signed with the artist's device 'ROBERT LOUGHEED' (lower right) oil on canvas 36 x 66in Painted in 1970
Pictographs signed 'E-I-COUSE·N-A-' (lower right) oil on canvas 20 x 36in Painted in 1934
The Taos Twins signed 'E. Martin Hennings' (lower left) oil on canvas 45 x 50in Painted circa 1923.
Alphonzo Bell signed and dated 'F. Tenney Johnson 1928' (lower left) oil on canvas 32 x 40in Painted in 1928.
Menominee Hunter signed and inscribed '© Delano' (lower right) and signed again and inscribed with title (on the reverse) oil on canvas 30 x 36in
Mount St. Helens, Columbia River, Oregon signed with conjoined initials 'ABierstadt' (lower left) oil on canvas 18 x 32 1/2in Painted in 1889.
The War Chief signed, dated and inscribed 'W.R. Leigh / N.Y. 1913.' (lower right) oil on canvas laid down on board 24 1/2 x 18 1/4in Painted in 1913.
Land of the Yosemite signed, dated and inscribed 'G. Harvey 1980 ©' (lower right) oil on canvas 50 x 98in Painted in 1980.
San Antonio Chapel, Taos signed 'O.E. Berninghaus' (lower right) oil on canvas 25 x 30in Painted circa 1924.
De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. Folio (404 x 291 mm). Collation: *6; A-Z6 a-l6 m6(2+1 + fold-out sheet, both signed m3) n-o6 p4(3 + fold-out sheet signed p4) q-z6 Aa-Ll6 Mm8. 355 leaves and two folding sheets. Roman and italic types, occasional use of Greek and Hebrew types, printed shoulder notes. Woodcut pictorial title, author portrait, and printer's device; 7 large, 186 mid-sized, and 22 small woodcut initials; more than 200 woodcut illustrations, including 3 full-page skeletons, 14 full-page muscle-men, 5 large diagrams of veins and nerves, 10 mid-sized views of the abdomen, 2 mid-sized views of the thorax, 13 mid-sized views of the skull and brain, and numerous smaller views of bones, organs and anatomical parts. Late 19th-century vellum-backed boards, sides from an illuminated antiphonal leaf, some minor rubbing and staining. Title, colophon leaf and a few other leaves reinforced along inner margin, edges strengthened on verso, some light darkening, portrait laid down with loss to blank margins, some light marginal dampstaining, heavier at beginning, b6 with small paper flaw affecting a few letters, a few short marginal tears, folding plates m3 and p4 torn and repaired with loss to blank margin. Provenance: Achilles Pirmin Gasser (1505-1577), Augsburg physician and astrologer (his signature and notes dated 24 October 1543 on the title page: "Sum Achillis Pyrm[ini] Gassari Lindauiensis / E Noriberga Feldkirchium 24 Octobris post natum sal=uatorem 1543 anno pro quinque florenis allatus," ("I belong to Achilles Pirmin Gasser from Lindau / From Nurnberg brought to Feldkirchen on the 24 October after the birth / of the Savior in the year 1543 for the price of 5 florins,"); his initials on Kk2, and his initials and astrological drawing on the colophon leaf); Jeremias Martius (1537- c.1585), also an Augsburg physician and translator (presentation inscription dated 25 December 1566, from his friend Achilles Gasser, on second to last leaf, Mm 7: "Achilles P[irminus] Gasserus L[indauiensis] medicine doctor, libro hocce / amicitiae ergo donabat Dn. Hieremiam Martium / illustris reipublicae Augsburgensis physicum doctorem / 25 die Septembris anno d[omi]ni 1566," ("Achilles Pirmin Gasser from Lindau, doctor of medicine, has gifted this / book out of friendship to master Jeremias Martius, the physician of the / famous republic of Augsburg, on 25 December in the year of the Lord 1566"); unidentified armorial stamp on verso of title, *3 verso, and second to last leaf; Caironi Agostino, Milan (1820-1907) painter and collector (ink stamp on title, dated "1873") Henry H. Donaldson (his calling card on front pastedown, and his blindstamp on front free endpaper); Pittsburgh, University, Falk Library of the Health Sciences. FIRST EDITION, AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY FROM THE LIBRARY OF VESALIUS FRIEND THE AUGSBURG PHYSICIAN ACHILLES PIRMIN GASSER, AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE ACCURATE STUDY OF HUMAN ANATOMY. "Published when the author was only 29 years old, the Fabrica revolutionized not only the science of anatomy but how it was taught. Throughout this encyclopedic work on the structure and workings of the human body, Vesalius provided a fuller and more detailed description of the human anatomy than any of his predecessors, correcting errors in the traditional anatomical teachings of Galen. Even more epochal than his criticism of Galen and other ... authorities was Vesalius's assertion that the dissection of cadavers must be performed by the physician himself. As revolutionary as the contents of the Fabrica and the anatomical discoveries which it published, was its unprecedented blending of scientific exposition, art and typography." (Garrison-Morton). ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPIES IN EXISTENCE. Achilles Pirmin Gasser, a close friend of Vesalius, was born at Lindau, on 3 November 1505, studied at Wittenberg, Vienna, and Montpellier, and became M.D. at Avignon in 1528. Gasser later practiced at Feldkirchen and Augsburg. He was a physician, astrologer and notable German humanist scholar. Gasser contributed to Sebastian Muenster's Cosmographia, taught Rheticus and was an early supporter of Copernicus. Gasser meet Vesalius in Augsburg. Vesalius was the Court physician to Charles V, a position he held since 1544 and stayed numerous times in Augsburg, where he befriended Gasser. They shared the conviction that a physician could learn much from performing postmortem examinations on their deceased patients. In 1557 Vesalius wrote to Gasser regarding his patient Leonhard Welser, who Vesalius had diagnosed with a pulsating tumor in the region of the vertebrae: "I have received your [letter], most eminent and friendly Master Achilles, in which you describe the case of the later Master Leonard as it was carefully observed by you at autopsy...." Gasser's autopsy report confirmed Vesalius's original diagnosis. Gasser purchased the present copy on 24 October 1543 in Nuremberg, just a month after its publication, for "5 florin," and was given a copy of the second edition by Vesalius on May 1, 1557. Gasser's library and his copy of the second edition was at the Bibliotheca Palatina in Heidelberg in 1581; the library was taken as war booty in 1622 and was donated to Vatican (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana) in 1623 where the library still remains. (See Burmeister II/150). WITH: a mezzotint portrait of Gasser by Johann Jakob Haid (1704-1767). Adams V-603; Choulant-Frank, pp 178-80; Cushing VI.A.-1; Dibner Heralds of Science 122; Garrison-Morton 375; Grolier/Horblit 98; Grolier Medicine 18A; NLM/Durling 4577; Norman 2137; PMM 71; Stillwell Science 710; See Burmeister, Achille Pirmin Gasser 1505-1577. Arzt und Naturforscher, Historiker und Humanist. 3 volumes. Wiesbaden 1970-1975.
A carved marble bust of a Gentleman in Classical dress, 65cm high
Autumn glow signed and dated 'Atkinson Grimshaw 1882+' (lower right) oil on board 41.5 x 34.3cm (16 5/16 x 13 1/2in).
Portrait of a young girl signed and dated 'Harold Harvey.22' (upper right) oil on canvas 41 x 30.5cm (16 1/8 x 12in). presented in the original hand painted frame
Two Thousand Years Ago signed 'Atkinson Grimshaw' (on the base of the marble bench, lower right) oil on canvas 75.3 x 127.3cm (29 5/8 x 50 1/8in).
Respect signed, inscribed and dated 'L Deutsch PARIS 1902' (lower left) oil on panel 63.2 x 45.7cm (24 7/8 x 18in).
The Norns watering the Tree of Life signed and dated 'W. B. Scott 1876' (lower right); signed with monogram (centre left); titled in stylised script (around the neck of the central urn) oil on canvas 175 x 114.5cm (68 7/8 x 45 1/16in). Presented in the original gilt frame decorated by Henry Treffry Dunn
An 'Écureuil' Cendrier, designed in 1931 amber glass, mould-blown, frosted and polished; Marcilhac no. 315 12cm high, stencilled 'R.LALIQUE FRANCE'
A 'Bordure Bluets' Vase, designed in 1913 clear glass, mould-blown, frosted and polished, with blue staining; Marcilhac no. 907 17cm high, wheel-cut 'R.LALIQUE' and engraved 'France'
A 'Tête D'Épervier Car Mascot, designed in 1928 clear glass, mould-blown, frosted and polished; Marcilhac no. 1139 6.5cm high, moulded 'LALIQUE FRANCE'
A 'Bressan' Seal, designed in 1931 clear glass, mould-blown, frosted and polished, Marcilhac no. 232 9.5cm long, engraved 'R.Lalique'
Carlisle Castle and Newcastle in waters off South Africa signed, dated and inscribed 'ERoper/NOVR 14th 1870/LAT 39.6.S/Long 28.38 E' (lower left), inscribed 'The Carlisle Castle & the Newcastle/--- Ships' (on the reverse) watercolour heightened with white 26 x 36cm (10 1/4 x 14 3/16in). unframed
India quae Orientalis et insulae adiacentes, 2 decorative cartouches with costumed figures, allegorical vignettes, French text on verso, strengthened at fold on verso, 420 x 510mm. [Amsterdam, 1635, or slightly later]--JANSSONIUS (JOANNES) Indiae Orientalis nova descriptio, decorative cartouches, Spanish text on verso, overall toning, 390 x 505mm., Amsterdam, [c.1633], hand-coloured double-page engraved maps (2)
Nelson Harbour, New Zealand signed 'John Gully' (lower left) watercolour with traces of pencil and heightened with white 25.4 x 43.2cm (10 x 17in).
Albicore signed with initials, dated, titled and further inscribed 'ER/"ALBICORE"/CAUGHT ON BOARD "NEWCASTLE" Oct 13th 1870/LAT LONG/WEIGHT 53lbs LENGTH 3ft 8ins' (lower left) watercolour 17.5 x 25cm (6 7/8 x 9 13/16in). unframed
The aurora australis inscribed and dated '"Aurora Australis" Dec 12th 1870. Off Port Phillip' (on the mount) watercolour 25.5 x 35cm (10 1/16 x 13 3/4in). unframed
Sydney Harbour, 1895 signed and dated 'JOHN CAMPBELL 1895' (lower right) watercolour 31 x 48cm (12 3/16 x 18 7/8in).
A group of five works on paper pen and black ink, one with crayon each approx. 63.5 x 52cm (25 x 20 1/2in). (5) unframed
A group of five works on paper some bear inscriptions from the artist pen and brown ink, one with black ink each approx. 63.5 x 52cm (25 x 20 1/2in). (5) unframed
'"Dolphin"' dated, inscribed with title and further inscribed 'Oct 5 1870/Lat 13 22 N/Long 26.19 W' (lower left), extensively inscribed (on the mount) watercolour 12 x 22cm (4 3/4 x 8 11/16in). unframed
Trinidada (now Trindade) signed and inscribed 'ERoper/TRINIDAD - 6p.m. bearing E by N' (lower right) watercolour heightened with white 18 x 27cm (7 1/16 x 10 5/8in). unframed
A study of sea life in the North Atlantic signed, dated and inscribed 'ERoper/June 15th 1873/Animals as seen in/Lat 32 N - Long 45.W' (lower left), extensively inscribed (on the mount) watercolour heightened with white 49 x 31cm (19 5/16 x 12 3/16in).
The Goldfields of Australia, Ararat signed and dated 'ERoper/1858' (lower left) watercolour heightened with white 31 x 51cm (12 3/16 x 20 1/16in).
Island of Trinidada in the South Atlantic (now Trindade) extensively inscribed (on the mount) watercolour heightened with white 25.5 x 35.5cm (10 1/16 x 14in). unframed
A group of five works on paper some bear inscriptions from the artist pen and black ink each approx. 64 x 51cm (25 3/16 x 20 1/16in), one smaller. (5) unframed
Study of a dolphinfish extensively inscribed (on the mount) watercolour and bodycolour 17.5 x 22.5cm (6 7/8 x 8 7/8in). unframed
ROBERTS (HENRY) A General Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries Made by Capt. James Cook in this and his Two Preceding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships Under his Command, engraved map, partially hand-coloured, dissected and laid on linen, framed and glazed (retaining the original marbled slipcase with printed label, loose), overall 580 x 905mm., [William Faden, 1784]
A group of five works on paper some bear inscriptions from the artist pen and black ink, one with brown ink each approx. 63.5 x 52cm (25 x 20 1/2in). (5) unframed
Off St. Helens, Isle of Wight signed and dated 'ERoper/Sept 14th 1870' (lower right), inscribed 'CICERO/ST HELENS ROADS I of WIGHT' (lower left), indistinctly inscribed 'Sketch taken from "Newcastle" when she lay in St. Helens ---' (on the mount) watercolour heightened with white 15 x 35cm (5 7/8 x 13 3/4in). unframed
A group of five works on paper some bear inscriptions from the artist pen and black ink each approx. 63.5 x 52cm (25 x 20 1/2in), one smaller. (5) unframed
On board the Thomas Stephens on its journey from Melbourne to London, 1873 signed, dated and inscribed 'ERoper on board LAT 83---/MAY 17th 1873' (lower left), inscribed 'Onboard Ship "Thomas Stephens"/off Cape Horn April 1873' (on the mount) watercolour and bodycolour with collage 31 x 47cm (12 3/16 x 18 1/2in). (2)
A group of five works on paper some bear inscriptions from the artist pen and black ink and felt-tip pen each approx. 63.5 x 52cm (25 x 20 1/2in). (5) unframed
A school of porpoises signed and inscribed 'ERoper/Oct 6th 1870/LAT 12.02 N/2.7.32.W' (lower left), inscribed 'A School of porpoises in the Doldrums or Equatorial Calms' (on the mount) watercolour 17.5 x 25cm (6 7/8 x 9 13/16in). unframed
Study of a dolphinfish, 1873 signed with initials, dated and inscribed 'ER/JUNE 1873/35N long' (lower left) watercolour heightened with white 25 x 34cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/8in). unframed