New York: April 18, 1933. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978). Read More about Portrait photograph of Rockwell Kent
[New York: December 23, 1958 ]. Van Vechten, Carl. Signed and dated lower right by Armstrong-Jones. Read More about Portrait photograph of Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon
1917- 1936. GROTON SCHOOL. A photographic chronicle of the first two decades in the life of Gordon Auchincloss from infancy to college. Highlights include the Groton School 50th Anniversary, June, 1934 with Fraklin D. Roosevelt pictured seated in the center of the porch, the Groton Football team of which Gordon..... Read More about 2 Photograph Albums of Gordon Auchincloss including images from his years at the Groton School...
[New York]: Farrar Straus & Giroux, . First edition. Inscribed. A retrospective of Avedon’s portraite photography, published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With a large inscription on the front flyleaf, “To Dr M— N— Avedon 9-30-78”. Read More about Avedon. Photographs 1947-1977. [With an essay by Harold Brodkey
Tallulah Bankhead Praises Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. The actress writes, “To Alfred--Many thanks for your understanding and human traits / Bless you, Tallulah”. Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968) was a more than competent actress (she won the Drama Critics award for her performances in The Little Foxes (1939), and The Skin of Our..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, n.p., n.d
October 20, 1937. Barnes, Albert C(oombs): Pharmaceutical manufacturer and art collector. He obtained a medical degree and later studied in Germany. In 1902 he made a fortune with his invention of the antiseptic Argyrol. After building a mansion in Merion, Pa., in 1905, he began to collect art seriously, amassing..... Read More about Portait photograph of Albert C. Barnes
Washington, D.C: General Printing Office, 1875. Second Issue (Vol. III, 1 first edition). Read More about The Medical and Surgical History of the War of Rebellion (1861-1865
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1864. Fourth edition, with half-title. Read More about Chimie photographique: contenant les éléments de chimie expliqués par Des manipulations...
[N.p., New York: n.d.]. Distinguished portrait of the great financier and statesman Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965), head of Woodrow Wilson’s War Industries Board during World War I and long an eminence grise in American economic policy. Read More about Portrait Photograph, Signed (“Bernard M Baruch”), of the American Financier
Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, (1973). Second printing. Inscribed with drawings. Inscribed with drawings on the half-title by Beard to Don and Iris Hunt and extra-illustrated with an 1975 Christmas card on the front endpaper, two inscribed photographs on the half-title (one with dried insect), black-and-white photo of same..... Read More about Eyelids of Morning. The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men …
New York & London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1975). First edition. Inscribed to Uta Hagen with drawings. Inscribed to Uta Hagen with accompanying drawing in ballpoint and ink on front endpapers: "Go Uta Hagen (June 26th, 77) With memories of Karen Blixen – Warmest greetings and long term admiration, Peter (Beard)"..... Read More about Longing for Darkness. Kamante's Tales from Out of Africa. With Original Photographs (January...
Hog Hollow, Langata, [Kenya]: 26 April 1982. An exuberant, humorous letter. The rebus greeting, illustrating "Dear Iris, Don and [Kevin?]," makes this letter a work of art in its own right. Reading in part, "Warmest greetings from the land of hogs—Heaven's choicest blessings Shower upon us in the form of..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("Patrick"), to Don and Iris Hunt
New York: AMS Press & Arno Press, 1967. Facsimile edition. Read More about The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly
Toronto: Willing and Williamson, 1880. First edition. Read More about A Trip to Mexico, Being Notes of a Journey from Lake Erie to Lake Tezcuco and Back with an Appendix
San Francisco: November 1955. Builder Steve Bechtel to Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. One of the most influential and beloved men in the engineering and construction industry, the man who as head of the family's Bechtel Corporation built the first nuclear plant to produce electricity (a FORTUNE article on him was titled..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt
New York: June 3, 1955. Bel Geddes played Maggie in the original production of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, which opened on March 24, 1955. Read More about Portrait photograph of Barbara Bel Geddes as "Maggie" in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
New York: June 3, 1955. The Original Maggie the Cat. Bel Geddes played Maggie in the original production of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, which opened on March 24, 1955. Read More about Portrait photograph of Barbara Bel Geddes as "Maggie" in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
New York: Feb. 18, 1954. Belafonte's film and singing career was taking off -- in 1954 he landed a role in the film Carmen Jones, and in the year Van Vechten photographed him in this series, Belafonte was starring in the Broadway musical "John Murray Anderson's Almanac", for which he..... Read More about Portrait Photograph of Harry Belafonte in "Almanac"
New York: The Misses Selby, [c 1920]. Inscribed "To Isabelle Leighton, with best wishes, affectionately David Belasco. Nov. 22nd 1920. "Signed in pencil below image "The Misses Selby, N.Y." and with their label "The Misses Seby 628 Fifth Avenue." on the back. Read More about Portrait photograph of David Belasco writing with quill pen
Brussels: Editions Pro Temporare, 1939. Number 4 of 5 copies printed on Japon Nacré. One of 5 copies, with original leaf of manuscript. With an original leaf of manuscript by Emile Léon Posschelle for his “Mater Beata” included in this work. Also a card reading “Avec les Remerciements des Editions..... Read More about Les Sculpteurs S. M. la Reine Elisabeth; Madame Robert Haerens; Alfred Courtens. Tome IX....
Chicago: privately printed, 1916. From an edition limited to 300 copies, this copy stamped "249" With Extraordinary Photogravures of New Mexico by Vroman and Lummis. This important work, edited by Mrs. Edward Ayer, translates the memorial of Franciscan Alonso Benavides, the best account of early 17th-century New Mexico. Extensive notes..... Read More about The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630
New York: April 16, 1935. Read More about Portrait photograph of Thomas Hart Benton
[Bermuda: Published by the Bermuda Trade Development Board], 1936. First edition, no. 1391 of 2000 numbered copies. Designed and produced by James Albert Wales and Lorraine Follett. Printed in the U.S.A. by Edward Stern & Company, Inc. Philadelphia. “Our remoteness from the rest of the world is a wholesome and..... Read More about Residence in Bermuda. [Preface by Hervey Allen
Jacksonville, Florida: nd. c. 1980s. Likely produced with the intention of publication (or perhaps published in a very small edition in this form, though we find no records of it on institutional databases), this is an extraordinary array of game trophies. From his obituary: "Mr. Cavert would say that his..... Read More about Big Game Trophy Collection of Tillman Cavert Jr. (1916-2013) Jacksonville Florida [cover title
London: William Heinemann, 1925. Royal quarto reprint of Medici Society edition of 1924. Read More about Stalking Big Game with a Camera in Equatorial Africa, with a monograph on the African elephant