W T G Henderson Collection: Arms and Armour (S J Whawell Collection), Sotheby's Catalogue 1927 and Wallace Collection Guide 1924 LAN1644

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We recently acquired a collection of documents and images from W T G Henderson, a Scotsman, who was Oriental Expert for the auction house of Glendining & Co in London from the 1920s and onwards. The content is focused on Japanese art, but also includes Chinese art, as well as more diverse subject areas. Much of this work would have been used when producing auction catalogues of the time.

This item is from that collection (see other listings for additional offerings):


2 publications offered together:

1. Sotheby & Co: Catalogue of the Magnificent Collection of Armour, Weapons and Works of Art, the property of the late S J Whawell, Esq, London, 3-6 May, 1927. Dimensions: 256mm high x 191mm wide x 13mm deep. Originally priced at one guinea for this catalogue - an expensive purchase at the time. frontis + iv + 83pp + 31 full page plates on heavy stock. An impressive sale of important items occupying 4 days.

Very scarce.

2. Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour with Short Descriptions, Historical and Critical Notes and Numerous Illustrations, Part II (Gallery VI). Published London, 1924. xx + 127-314pp + xxxii + Plates 17-64. Dimensions: 245mm high x 154mm wide x 18mm deep.

Both good condition overall. A little age worn, but both contain very good reference material and excellent illustrations.