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Unless otherwise stated all catalogues can be found via the dealers’ websites

Alembic Rare Books and Deborah Coltham Rare Books

A Hunger of the Mind: Four Centuries of Women and Science has been jointly published by Laura Massey of Alembic Rare Books and Deborah Coltham Rare Books.

It highlights women’s connections with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields over the past four centuries and includes works by famous women such as Marie Curie and Jane Goodall as well as focusing on lesser-known figures.

“The history of science is frequently presented as a story of men and a handful of really remarkable women. That’s simply not the case, as this catalogue demonstrates,” Massey says.

Among the less well-known women represented is Mary Catherine Beight, a NASA control room mission specialist, who compiled a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) archive offered in the catalogue for £2500.

Beight joined JPL aged 47 and worked as a control room mission specialist for the Deep Space Network for around 20 years. She was involved with nearly every major mission undertaken during her two decades with JPL. This archive includes photos from the Apollo missions, deep space probes and the Infrared Astronomical Satellite.

Royal-Athena Galleries


Classical bronze wine jug – $30,000 from Royal-Athena Galleries.

Priced at $30,000, the oinochoe, or wine jug, was previously in the collection of Eric de Kolb of New York and has been published in Master Bronzes of the Classical World by D Mitten.

Included in Royal-Athena Galleries’ 2019, 96-page catalogue Art of the Ancient World XXX, the jug is one of 173 objects available in a selection of Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern antiquities.

Royal-Athena Galleries is now in its 77th year and features the new acquisitions in the catalogue in its New York gallery where thousands of works of art are also on display, with a variety of items priced from $100-1000.

Northern Clocks


Oak quarter-repeating timepiece by Joseph Smith of Chester c.1740 – £4500 from Northern Clocks.

Northern Clocks’ 2019 catalogue is also its last. It has produced 24-page colour catalogues since 2002, but in its most recent, four-page flyer it says that, although many of the dealership’s customers collect these catalogues, the website now gives as much information and as many pictures as collectors could require.

The flyer concentrates on clocks from the north of England including an oak quarter-repeating timepiece by Joseph Smith of Chester c.1740. Measuring 17in (44cm) with the handle down, the clock is priced at £4500.

The business is run by Robert Love and his daughter Mary Anne Darbyshire.

It stocks more than 100 items at a time, all restored by top craftsmen.

Stern Pissarro


‘Petit Patre/Nodolie’ by Franciszek Tepa – £3000 from Stern Pissarro.

St James’s gallery Stern Pissarro’s latest catalogue focuses on Eastern European art of the 19th-20th centuries. It features artists including Marc Chagall, Sonia Delaunay and Martin Jablonski as well as many others working in painting and sculpture.

This watercolour, Petit Patre/ Nodolie, 12 x 8in (29 x 20cm), is signed and dated Franciszek Tepa 1873 to the lower left. Tepa (1829-89) was a Polish painter who specialised in portraits and Orientalist themes. In 1852 he toured Greece, Egypt and Palestine, which inspired many of his paintings.

He later refused a professorship at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts in order to work on his vernacular portraits, folk scenes and landscapes. Many of his works remained in present-day Lviv when the area passed to Ukrainian control after the Second World War.

Petit Patre/Nodolie is available for £3000.

Catto Gallery


‘Two Green Parrots and Two Ladies’ by Walasse Ting (1929-20010) – offered for £69,000 by Cato Gallery.

This acrylic on rice paper, Two Green Parrots and Two Ladies, 5ft 10in x 2ft 7in (1.78m x 79cm), by Walasse Ting (1929-20010) is offered for £69,000 in the catalogue Pop Art.

Published to accompany an exhibition that runs until April 29 at Catto Gallery in Hampstead, north London, the catalogue brings together the work of 10 artists directly influenced by the pop art movement, such as Chuck Elliott and David Spiller, as well as Ting and Peter Blake, both artists working at the time.

Ting was born in Shanghai but worked in New York, Paris and Amsterdam. Remembered for his vibrant, colourful style, his works usually feature vivid floral bursts, sensuous women and cats.