Svendsen will be bringing a selection of interesting inventory with her to San Francisco including a hundred year old travel sketchbook illustrated with 21 original pencil drawings by a talented amateur. Though she resists forecasting future trends, she did mention in her own area of specialty “It is moving more toward unique items and ephemera.”
Her first catalog on AFRICA has items that date from 1750 to 1950. The subtitle Through the Eyes of Explorers, Missionaries, Ethnologists, Soldiers, Traders, Tourists, and other Adventurers gives a sense of the diversity the period contains. Many of the offerings cluster in the 19th century. It is mostly books, many of them with plates and maps.