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[Ca. June 2, 1980]. Read More about "'Il Penseroso,' by John Milton”
London: William and John Innys, 1720-24. With preliminaries and titles of both first and second editions. Read More about A Natural History of English Insects Illustrated with a Hundred Copper Plates, Curiously Engraven...
China: Ca. first half of 19th century. Album of 34 Original Chinese Watercolors. A very interesting and engaging collection of genre scenes. The trees, rocks, and landscapes are particularly well rendered, and the figures are full of life. The pictures in many such albums often follow a sequence of events..... Read More about Album of 34 Chinese watercolor paintings on paper
New York: [May 5, 1939]. Read More about Portrait photograph of Judith Anderson as Mother Mary in "Family Portrait"
Amsterdam: Gedrukt [by Hendrik Harmensz] voor d'Autheur, waar by dit werk ook te bekomen is, op de Bloemgraft, omtrent de drukkery van d'Heer Blaauw : en by Timotheus ten Hoorn, Boekverkooper in de Nes, naast de Brakke-Gront, 1685. First edition. Prophets, Oracles, and Sacrifices. Four-part work on religion in the..... Read More about Spiegel der Sibyllen, van Vierderley Vertooningen ... Seer rykelijk verçiert met allerhande...
[Paris: 1926]. No. 2 of 35 copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in pencil; with his stamp lower left. Rouault's Baudelaire. Superb image of the brooding genius so greatly admired by Rouault, who included it in the second edition of his collection, SOUVENIRS INTIMES (Paris: E. Frapier, 1927), with..... Read More about Portrait of Charles Baudelaire
n.p. Original Bemelmans Watercolor Studies. Ludwig Bemelmans (1892-1962), Austrian-born American painter and writer, drew on his hotel and restaurant experiences for many of his stories and novels, which he often illustrated with his own sophisticated drawings and watercolors. Although he also wrote for adults, he is perhaps best known for..... Read More about Watercolor studies of two children and the head of a young woman
Leipzig, Berlin: Insel-Verlag, etc, 1928-1936. First editions of the first four titles, later editions of the last two titles. He Created the Myth of Nietzsche. Ernst Bertram (1884-1957), Germanist and poet, was appointed professor of German literature and philology at the University of Cologne in 1921. His friends included Stefan..... Read More about Collection of six books inscribed to the author's brother Hans Georg, including: Deutsche...
London: Printed for C. Stalker ... H. Turpin, 1787. First edition, with half-title. Begins with a chapter on the natural history of fish, goes on to the best manner of making and choosing rods, lines, hooks, etc. Chapter IV provides a description of flies. "Best was Keeper of His Majesty's..... Read More about A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations...
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. First book edition of Harper Bible (first issued in 54 parts). Harper Bible in Deluxe American binding. A copy in deluxe binding of the first complete book edition of the Harper Bible. "...this Harper publication was a remarkable production for its time and place..... Read More about The Illuminated Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original...
Vienna: produced by the studio of Brüder Nedomansky, 1902. Sumptuous German Presentation Testimonial, 1902. An extremely attractive and well-produced artifact. The layout of the text is impeccable, the lettering faultless, while the binding was intended to be a showpiece, and succeeds.UNIQUE. Read More about A testimonial, hand-lettered in German in black, gold, red and silver inks, presented to...
Oxford: D. Prince et J. Cooke, 1781. Fine neo-classical binding in the style, and contemporary with, the Edwards of Halifax, with a charming fore-edge fishing scene. Read More about Miscellanea Critica. Iterum Edita. Curavit, et Appendicem Adnotationis Addidit Thomas Burgess
Dublin: Printed for George Mullens, Temple-Bar, 1815. Large Paper Copy. "The present very limited impression of Lord Castlehaven's Memoirs-is taken from the edition of 1684." Large Paper in Signed Mullen Binding. Read More about The Earl of Castlehaven's Review; Or, His Memoirs of His Engagement and Carriage in the Irish...
Wilmington, Delaware: (Privately Printed), 1972. First edition, one of 50 copies. Inscribed to His Brother. Privately printed and second in the series of books on Salmon fishing done by Sportsman Alfred Bissell in a very limited editionThis copy is inscribed on the half-title "For my brother John who may discover..... Read More about Further Notes on the Pursuit of Salar
Wilmington, Delaware: (Privately Printed. Printed by the Anthoensen Press Portland, Me), 1965. First edition. Probably 50 or 100 copies. Mostly reminiscences of the Tuscarora Club, near Margaretville in the Catskills, but also with a trip to the Beaverkill one rainy April day.Portraits of Ogden Pleissner, Carl Martin, Jr., etc. Inscribed..... Read More about Tuscarora Recollections, [Preface by David J. Reinhardt, Jr
Paris: Jules Bonaventure for the author, 1869-73. Binder's Copy. Read More about Album de Reliures Artistiques & Historiques, accompagné de notes explicatives par le...
[New York: March 24, 1938]. Van Vechten, Carl. Reproduced in Mauriber's PORTRAITS (1978). Read More about Portrait photograph of Margaret Bourke-White
Worcester: Printed by M. Olivers, [ca. 1747]. First edition. The Rare First, Taverner's Copy. Westwood & Satchell note that although only Richard Bowlker's name appears in the first edition, in the second, his son Charles seems to lay claim to the work. At his death in 1779, Charles "was considered..... Read More about The Art of Angling Improved, in all its parts, Especially Fly-Fishing: Containing A particular...
London: S. Fores, Piccadilly, 1819-1820. Read More about 6 hand coloured Prints of Regency Boxers, depicting: Wm. Eales, James Ward, Jack Randall, E....
[New York?]: 1937. Done for Grand, Gordon, The Silver Horn. Published in the first Windward House edition. The Original Drawings. ALSO INCLUDED ARE 2 DRAWINGS NOT USED: a 7 x 1 1/2 inch pen drawing of a hunting horn, unsigned, and a beautifully executed 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch..... Read More about THE COMPLETE SET OF 4 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FOR THE FIRST TRADE EDITION OF THE SILVER HORN
New York: 1910. Brehm, Worth. Published by Harper & Brothers in their edition of 1910. Original Tom Sawyer Illustration by Worth Brehm. A beautifully drawn depiction of the schoolroom scene where Tom, made to sit with the girls, shields the picture he is drawing from Becky Thatcher's inquisitive stare as..... Read More about "Let me see it"
Firenze: Felice le Monnier, 1845. Inscribed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Edith Story. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Edith Marion Story, from her affectionate friend, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Rome - Dec 26 - 59.”Edith Story (1844-1907) was the daughter and youngest child of the expatriate American sculptor, lawyer and..... Read More about Margherita Pusterla, racconto di
London: ca. 1810]. "Buck, Adam, 1758-1833, portrait painter, elder son of Jonathan Buck, a silversmith of Castle Street, Cork, was born there in 1759. With a younger brother, Frederick, he studied art from an early age, and acquired some repute in youth in his native city as a painter of..... Read More about Two Portraits: Boy with Hoop and Young Girl in a Landscape
Ca. 1884. Initially exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, 1884. STUDY FOR A BURNE-JONES MASTERPIECE. Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898), was "The most important artist in the later phase of the Pre-Raphelite movement and a figure of enormous influence at home and abroad" (Christian). He was born in Birmingham, the son of..... Read More about Study of King's mantle for his painting “King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid.”
London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1879. First Edition. This is Burton's second expedition to Midian (Saudi Arabia). He mapped and explored over 600 miles of territory and discovered many sites. The hope of a gold discovery didn't happen and Burton lost his potential backer, the Egyptian Khedive. Read More about The Land of Midian (Revisited