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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.
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[London, New York]: 1950-1984. These guestbooks from the London and New York showrooms of Hanns Weinberg's Antique Porcelain Company form a virtual who’s-who of mid- to late-20th century European royalty, high society, and art world luminaries. Weinberg was the favored dealer to the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Phipps families, and his..... Read More about Collection of seven “Visitors” books from The Antique Porcelain Co. Ltd
London: Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane, 1869. Read More about A Catalogue of the Antiquities and Works of Art Exhibited at Ironmongers' Hall, London, In the...
London: A.H. Baily, 1838. First edition. Read More about Sporting Embellished by Large Engravings Illustrative of British Field Sports
New York: A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book, 1971. First American Edition. Read More about Henry Matisse a novel
Germany: 1858. With the pencilled notation in upper corner of initial blanks of “Fr. Kimpler, Berlin 11 [ ] '58.” A card formerly associated with the piece had the name of “Trina N. Hempler” on it. Read More about A sketchbook of 30 detailled pencil drawings, primarily showing details of column ornamentation,...
Paris: Nicolas Langlois, 1688. First edition. Surveyer's Handbook. Bullet (1639-1716), "Architecte du Roy," was the author of the often reprinted L'ARCHITECTURE PRATIQUE (1691), which became a standard (v. Fowler, pp. 69-70) for the next 100 years. Bullet's Traité is similarly written in a spirit of pure practicality, treating that branch..... Read More about Traité du Nivellement, contenant la Théorie et la Pratique de cet Art. Avec la Description d'un...
Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1919. Number 1129 of 1200 copies. Read More about The Colonial Architecture of Salem
N.p. [Paris?]: 1748. Building Code, Paris 1748. Read More about Les Loix des Bâtiments, suivant la Coutume de Paris, Traitant de ce qui concerne les Servitudes...
Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1845. Second edition. Read More about The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland, Anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion; Comprising an...
Bristol, PA: 1913. Letter from Charles E. Scott, cashier of the Farmers National Bank of Bucks County, concerning an article written by Edward Biddle about the bank's architecture. "The only alteration of the interior was the conversion of the river front parlor into a banking room. A country director several..... Read More about Autograph letter, signed. One page to Edward Biddle, Esq. " I have read with much delight...
Garden City, New York: Published by Doubleday, Doran & Compan, Inc, 1928-1950. Continuing the Garden & Home Builder. Read More about The American Home. Ellen D. Wangner, Editor
probably English: Ca. 1870. Fine Victorian Architectural Watercolor. A skillful rendering, most likely professional, of a portion of a building, probably a school or similar institution. Read More about Architectural rendering in watercolors of a wing of a Victorian gabled brick building, surrounded...
Paris: Auguste Vincent, Editeur, 1910. First edition. Here you get the plans for the Acropolis, the Forum, Versailles, etc. Read More about Choix de Plans de Grandes Compositions Exécutées Présentant avec leur Jardins ou leur...
Paris: Auguste Vincent, [1905-1907]. Read More about Le Concours du Grand Prix de Rome en 1905, (1906, 1907) à l'Ecole Nationale & Spéciale des...
New York: The Pencil Points Press, 1923-1924. Read More about The Library of Architectural Documents. Vol. II: D’Espouy. One Hundred Selected Plates from...
New York: May 17, 1960. Read More about Portrait photograph of Harold Arlen
ca. 1911. Armless Woman, Inscribed Photograph. Three quarters portrait of an armless Mexican woman named Concha. Miraculously, she has inscribed the verso in an elegant copperplate hand, “Cata: La cinceridad de mi cariño, se la demuestra el presente recuerdo de la ultima de tus amigas. Concha. Apetatitlán, 15 April de..... Read More about Original photograph portrait of Concha, an armless Mexican Woman
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932. First edition. Read More about Hill Towns and Cities of Northern Italy
1932. Second state, one of 162 copies. French Church Series no. 34. Read More about Etching: 'saint Catherine's Belfry, Honfleur"
Princeton, NJ: 1947. The total edition was 356 examples of which 53 were destroyed. A very detailed etching typical of the meticulous style of Arms, renowned for his prolific printmaking, specifically of Gothic architecture. Julian P. Boyd was a librarian (1940-52), and later history professor at Princeton University. His preservation..... Read More about Etching of the Herbert Lowell Dillon Gymnasium at Princeton, NJ
The Society of American Etchers, Gravers, Lithographers and Woodcutters Inc. Second State. Read More about Etching: French Lace West Portal of the Main Façade of the Church of Notre-Dame, on the Place...
n.p: n.d. Armstrong, David Maitland. Original Drawing by Maitland Armstrong. D. Maitland Armstrong [1836-1918] was born in Newburg, NY, attended Hartford's Trinity College, and studied art in Paris and Rome. He is best known for his decorative paintings, including interiors such as the one offered here (probably one of a...... Read More about Original drawing of a spacious domestic panelled hallway, stairwell and sunlit window
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1874. First Edition. Interesting inscription, "Purchased at a concert given by some of the students from Hampton .....Brooklyn" These concerts were a fund raising campaign for Virginia Hall. Read More about Hampton and Its Student by Two of Its Teachers With Fifty Cabin and Plantation Songs, arranged by...
Chicago and New York: McKinley Music Company, 1897. Turn-of-the-Century Sheet Music. “How many times I've wandered with a home-made rod and line / To the softly running brook and shady glen...”. An attractive turn-of-the-century angling item. Read More about When I Was a Boy: sheet music
Paris: Charles Carrington, 1898. One of 500 copies. Read More about Sophie Arnould Actress and Wit