n.d. n.p. Illustration by Harrison Cady of his father's general store. Read More about Cady's Store at Gardner Center, Massachusetts
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.
Pittsburgh? 1944. 100 Avinoff Watercolors of Russian Art Treasures. Mr. Hann's own record of his distinguished collection. The two large albums have typewritten title pages, and consist of original watercolors, inset behind transparent protective coverings on the rectos, with typewritten descriptions of a high order of scholarship on the facing..... Read More about Russian Ecclesiastical and Decorative Art Objects in the Collection of George R. Hann: Watercolor...
Paris: Alexis Sinjon, 1929. First edition. Read More about L'Ameublement Parisien avant, pendant et après La Révolution
New York: June 10, 1957. Read More about Portrait photograph of Ethel Ayler as Zirata in Simply Heavenly, by Langston Hughes
New York: Knopf, 1979. First edition, UNCORRECTED PROOF. With a Typed Note of presentation from the publisher to "Mr. (Benjamin) Sonnenberg", dated 8 Aug. '78 : " ... I swiped this copy from the publicity department the moment it arrived this morning - not even Alfred Kazin has a copy..... Read More about Lauren Bacall By Myself
New York: privately printed, 1834. A copy in the original cloth of this "not published" American verse tragedy, with the title role written for Charles Kean. "It was first produced at the Park Theatre, November 1, 1831, and Ireland remarks that 'having many passages of rare merit,' it deserved more..... Read More about Waldimar. A Tragedy, in Five Acts
New York: July 5, 1946. reproduced in Mauriber's PORTRAIT: The Photography of Carl van Vechten (from this print). Read More about Portrait photograph of Pearl Bailey in "St. Louis Woman"
Paris: Charles Schmid, [n.d.]. Read More about Recueil de Documents de Styles...tirés des Principaux Musées, Palais, Châteaux, Grandes...
London: Printed for Messr. Rivingtons, 1782. New Edition, usual cancels. Read More about Biographia Dramatica, or, A Companion to the Playhouse: containing historical and critical...
Copenhagen: 1928. Inscribed "Josephine Baker, Copenhagen 1928" in pencil. Baker's (1906-1975) first performed in Copenhagen in June 1928 in the show "Wien, Wien – Oh Josephine" at the Dagmar Theatre. Her performance, which included her famous banana skirt dance, caused a sensation. The Danish avant-garde embraced her, while the conservative..... Read More about Autograph: "Josephine Baker, Copenhagen 1928"
Friday, nd. Bakst asks to come on Saturday AT 6:30 PM. Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed. To Edwin Evans
Parme: Franco Maria Ricci, 1970. First edition in Italian. Read More about Theatrum sanitatis di Ububchasym de Baldach Codice 4182 della Biblioteca Casanatense di Roma. I....
[New York: The Dancy Davis Press, c. 1923]. La Chauve-Souris (French: The Bat) was the name of a touring revue during the early 1900s. Originating in Moscow and then Paris, and directed by Nikita Balieff, the revue toured the United States and Europe. The show consisted of songs, dances, and..... Read More about Balieff's "Chauve-Souris" Bat Theatre, Moscow. American Season under the Direction of...
n.p: 19th century. Superb Gouache of Domestic Tranquility. A beautiful, meticulously painted gouache of a prosperous 17th century couple: the man sits on a couch, holding a diamond scribe with which he has etched a legend on the window reading “Sans Femme qui est heureux?” [“Without a wife, who is..... Read More about Fine gouache painting of a man and woman in a French domestic interior, with two dogs, signed...
Glasgow: John S. Marr, 1866. First edition. Read More about One Hundred Songs
[New York]: Metropolitan Ballet Company, 1916. First edition. A fragile souvenir of the first United States tour in 1916 of Diaghileff's now legendary Ballet Russe. Read More about Serge De Diaghileff's Ballet Russe. Souvenir
New York: vd. Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo was an influential ballet company founded by René Blum and Colonel Vassily de Basil in 1933. The company followed Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Read More about S. Hurok Presents Col. W. de Basil's Ballets Russes De Monte Carlo 1937-1938 October -April 5th...
Paris: M. de Brunoff, [1922?]. Bakst, Léon. An outstanding visual record of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Ida Rubinstein's Galas Russes in their most influential years, lavishly illustrated with the works of Bakst, Gontcharova, Larionov, Picasso, Matisse, Massine, Derain, and others. The collection is comprised of special issues of the theatrical..... Read More about Collection des plus Beaux Numéros Comoedia Illustré et des Programmes consacrés aux Ballets...
n.p: January 1975. Self-portrait of Balliett playing the drums, the kick labeled “Big Sid Catlett,” done at the request of collector Burt Britton. INSCRIBED “Dreams of glory don’t / ever really die. / Whitney Balliett / January 1975”. Read More about Self-portrait
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896. Newell, Peter. First Edition. Illustrated by Newell, Inscribed by Shakespeare. INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, “To Col. J.H. Amman / with the best wishes of Wm. Shakespeare / per J.K.B. / May 3: 1896”, Shakespeare's signature being in his usual shaky hand. Read More about A House-Boat on the Styx. Being some account of the divers doings of the associated shades
New York: July 15, 1941. Read More about Portrait photograph of Tallulah Bankhead, with her lion cub Winston Churchill
London: Wm. S. Orr and Co., Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, 1855. First edition in Book Form; published in parts the previous year. Ruari McLean, Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, p.192: "On only one plate, no.4, with twenty five panels showing harmonious arrangments of colour, does there appear to be..... Read More about The Theory and Practice of Landscape Painting in Water Colours
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
New York: 20 October 1937. Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951), self-made businessman, had a distaste for inherited privilege and a respect for the common man, which fed the fires of his interest in industrial relations, self-improvement, and equal rights for African Americans. His desire to provide nondiscriminatory access to art and..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Albert C. Barnes
Marion, PA: September 17, 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..... Read More about Portrait Photograph of Albert C. Barnes