Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
Oldman, William O.
W.O. Oldman, ( 1904 - 1907), London
8vo, 22 cm. 70 b/w silver prints measuring 6 1/4 x 4 3/8 inches, with one or two contents pages from Catalog No. 20 to Catalog No. 55, accompanying each batch of two photos.
Oldman was a dealer in ethnographic art based in London. He sold his goods using auction catalogs from the 1890s to the beginning of WW I. Included here are 36 such listings, each accompanied by two photographic prints illustrating the dozens of items on offer. Individual 2-page listings, with 2 photos are on offer in the $300-$400 range, and we’ve got 36 of them here, so do the math. Or, wait! Let me do it for you. Most recently, a group of 6 such 2-page catalogs from 1899 sold at Bonhams in 2009 for $2400. This collection, in fine condition, bound in publisher’s green cloth is only