Art & Archaeology of Asia - Travel & Exploration
Sale #697

A significant gathering of material, primarily from a private California collection, with over 300 lots featuring rare and important works on archaeological discoveries along the Silk Road in central Asia by Aurel Stein and others; important collections of painting and artwork of East Asia; and accounts of travel

Rare Photography: Books & Images
The Robert Enteen Collection
With Illustration & Fine Books
Sale #696

Nearly 450 lots featuring the Robert Enteen collection of photography's first 100 years: 1839-1939, an internationally significant private collection of early photography. Complementing the early photography collection is a comprehensive collection of the

The Alex Raymond Flash Gordon 

Featuring the original artwork for Flash Gordon #1 -- the origin and first appearance of sci-fi's greatest hero! 

Profiles in History is proud to announce the greatest find in comic art history: Alex Raymond original Sunday comic strip artwork for Flash Gordon #1 – the origin and first appearance of arguably the greatest and most

An exhibition of the political illustrations of the prolific and popular Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), known for enduring works such as La Calavera Catrina. The exhibition includes nearly seventy selections from the Brady Nikas Collection and Posada Art Foundation, including rarely shown original printing plates and historical prints.

Free & open to the public

Rare Americana & Cartography With the Robert M. Ebiner Zamorano 80 Collection
Sale #695

Over 500 lots of rare and historically significant material on the Americas, ranging from cornerstones of California history to cartographic delineation of twentieth century development, with books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, atlases, and more. Included is the Robert M.

Michelangelo (1475–1564) was one of the most creative and influential artists in the history of Western art. This exhibition explores the full range of his work as a painter, sculptor, and architect through more than two dozen of his extraordinary drawings, including designs for celebrated projects such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the Medici Chapel tombs, and The Last Judgment. These

Images drawn from the Hebrew Bible (known to Christians as the “Old Testament”) were among the most popular subjects for Christian illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages. This exhibition brings manuscripts that explore the medieval Christian understanding of Hebrew scripture into dialogue with the Rothschild Pentateuch, a masterpiece of the Jewish manuscript tradition. Together, these

Fascination with botanical life has stimulated scientific and artistic imaginations for centuries. As botanists collected and documented local plants and faraway specimens, artists depicted blooms in gardens and bouquets. In black and white and in living color, images of blossoming flowers, medicinal herbs, and exotic flora evoke natural marvels.

Tue – Fri 10am – 5:30pm
Sat 10am

Artists are frequently inspired by the past and aim to make work which speaks to future audiences, subsequent generations. Tandem processes of introspective questioning and retrospective storytelling often come together in the artist book format—giving reader and creator the opportunity for personal reflection. Artists books tell us stories by using narrative, structure, materials.


Revered for its velvety matte surface and neutral palette, the platinum process, introduced in 1873, helped establish photography as a fine art. The process was championed by prominent photographers until platinum was embargoed during World War I, but it attracted renewed interest during the mid-twentieth century from a relatively small but dedicated community of practitioners. This exhibition