Oxford: J. Vincent, 1839. First edition of the author's first book. Presentation Copy. Ruskin’s first book, published while... Read More about Salsette and Elephanta: a Prize Poem
Rare books, prints and original works of art in the fields of performing arts, book illustration, gastronomy, decorative arts, and architecture. Featured works include original watercolors by Ludwig Bemelmans and works by the great masters of the Golden Age of book illustration. Also specializing in art works from America, Britain, France, and Japan.
Morgan Hall, Fairford, Gloucestershire: Nov 25, 1905 & March 10, 1906. Read More about Two Autograph Letters, Signed, One to Miss Luff (autograph request)and another to Mr. Harris...
n.p. Edwin A. Abbey Sketchbook. Extracts from an early Edwin Abbey sketchbook, containing 19 pencil sketches signed by Abbey. Some are rudimentary sketches of trees and shrubs, others detailed, complete drawings of landscapes and houses This album was given to Abbey Thom Kissel from his grand-uncle Alden Freeman, in appreciation..... Read More about Sketchbook of drawings
Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, [October], 1897. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. RARE — One of 100 Copies. Read More about Myopia Songs & Waltzes With Winchester and Hamilton Chat
1761. An invoice for whitening, ceiling repair, spotting, mending an oven; docketed for Mr. Waine's account on verso. Read More about Account for Painting "1761. Mr. William Waine to Thomas Etheridge, Dr;..."
London: Rudolf Ackermann, 1814. First edition. Fine Early Copy of Ackermann's Oxford. An early copy. The list of plates in vol. I is the first state (it does not list the portraits of Founders; this copy does not include the Founders). Plate 1, vol.1, is mislabeled “History of Cambridge” and..... Read More about A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1830. "Neue, unveränderte Ausgabe". Third (revised) edition (first published 1802 and 1817). The Father of Acoustics. Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (1756-1827) was a German physicist, amateur musician and instrument maker. Fascinated by the phenomenon of sound, Chladni estimated the speed of sound and is now famous..... Read More about Die Akustik
Carls[---indecipherable]: 1846. Read More about Choix d'airs pour une Flûte avec accompagnement de Guitare
New York: April 23, 1948. A fine and rare image (there are none of her in the Library of Congress) of one of the the great American ballerinas. Adams danced major roles in works by some of the century's greatest choreographers, including George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, and Jerome Robbins. Later..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Diana Adams in Anthony Tudor's ballet, SHADOW OF THE WIND
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First edition. Inscribed with Drawing of Pugsley. With a full-page pen drawing on the fly leaf of Pugsley with a pet lizard, inscribed to author Nathaniel Benchley, “For Nat, Chas Addams, 1957.” Addams designed the jacket to Benchley’s children’s book The Visitors (1965)... Read More about Nightcrawlers
[New York]: 27 October 1954. Addams to a Little Admirer. The great American cartoonist of the macabre writes:“Dear Robert, Thanks for your very kind letter. I’m glad that you like my pictures and I will try to do more of them. They’re all so special, that it isn’t easy to..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed (Chas Addams), to Robert Black (sic Block
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. First edition. Inscribed. Inscribed to author Nathaniel Benchley and his wife, “For Marg and Nathaniel with love, Chas Addams, New York, 1960.” Addams designed the jacket to Benchley’s children’s book The Visitors (1965). Read More about Black Maria
New York: Francis & Laurel, Stationers & Printers, 1871. First Edition. Metroplitan Museum of Art. The museum first opened on February 20, 1872. Read More about Address of the Officers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the People of New York
London: Barnett & Foster, . First edition. Read More about Aerated Beverages (Including Cordials, Brewed Beers, etc.) and All About Them
1972. An excellent archive of material related to the casting of the title role of the iconic blaxploitation film, Cleopatra Jones (1973), from the files of Cassius Weathersby, who headed the open auditions held in seven American cities in the late summer and fall of 1972. Weathersby was tasked with..... Read More about Archive related to the casting of the landmark film, Cleopatra Jones
Atlanta, GA: Conference on Education and Race Relations, n.d. [ca.1936]. The songs were selected from the anthology "Southland Spirituals" (Rodeheave Hall-Mack Co, 1936). Inserted in this copy is a program from the American Friendship Candle Light Service, February 9, 1941, from the Grace Universalist Church (Franklin, Massachussetts), and a few..... Read More about Songs of the South. Words and Music of 17 Favorite Negro Spirituals
N. P: n.d. [1970's]. Each drawing showing a view of a small farm of an African-American family, probably southern. The first showing a woman in apron and cap churning butter on the porch,h talking to a young boy in a baseball cap while on the front steps a young girl..... Read More about 4 Original pen drawings signed “L. H. Sartor”
Paris: Marcel Seheur, 1933. Number 684. INSCRIBED BY ARTIST. The artsist was Jewish, Ukrainian 1894-1962). The book is inscribed to the Weslers by the artist in 1950. Read More about L'Art Et La Vie: Mane-Katz
London & Paris: Rossange, Barthes and Lowell; Audot, Éditeur, 1829-1834. Read More about Museum of Painting and Sculpture, or Collection of Principal Pictures, Statues and Bas-Reliefs in...
Palm Desert, CA: Desert Magazine, 1960. Second printing. Read More about Painters of the Desert
1843. Rare - the plate for this print remained private and was never used for a published edition. Read More about “A nun and a small peasant girl” entitled "From a Watercolour Sketch by E. Landseer"
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
[Berlin, Charlottenburg]: [c.1908]. Includes dated drawings of on the Spree River, as seen from the gardens behind the Fredericks Palace, Berlin (May 20, 1908) and King William's Hunting lodge in Grunwald (May 21, 1908), as well as statues, landscapes, and architecture in Charlottenburg and Grunwald. Read More about Album of 37 pencil drawings of German scenes with captions in English, early ones of Charlottenburg
[India]: ca.1830. India Company School, Hoe Copy. Read More about Album of Indian miniatures