New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, July, 1960. Chagall, Marc. First American edition. "This double number of Verve... Read More about Drawings for the Bible
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.
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
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 Portrait photograph of Albert C. Barnes, New York
Ca. 1928. The hand-colored front cover of the parchment dust-jacket used for the limited edition of Ladies Almanack. The coloring, which is susceptible to fading, is here immaculate and bright. Read More about "Ladies Almanack"
London: Princes Theatre, St. James's Square, n.d [received 20 Nov. 1849]. Notifying the editor of Fraser's that he and a friend will be places on the Dramatic Free List of the Theatre and that they would appreciate his friendly support. Morris (1800-1856) was an actor and also wrote several comedies... Read More about Autograph letter in the third person “Mr. Morris Barnett and Mr. John Barnett”
New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2002. First edition. SIGNED by Barney (”Matthew Barney”) on the title-page. Read More about Cremaster 3
New York: Charles Scirbner's Sons, 1923. First edition. Burgess Meredith's Copy. Read More about Holland under Queen Wilhelmina. With a Forword by Edward W. Bok
Bridgeport, Conn: September 2, 1865. Barnum replies to an inquiry about two horses he'd offered for sale: "I have just returned from a 20 day trip to New Hampshire & find your letter. The horses are both free from ... blemishes [and] imperfections. The dapple black is very handsome– can’t... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("P.T. Barnum"), to C.J. Haines about horses
Victoria Hotel, Southport: July 2d/'82. Barnum on His Reciepts from the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum writes to his lecture manager, Major James Pond, declining an invitation to lecture in England and revealing his gross receipts from his Barnum & Bailey’s show. Reading in part, “Thanks for your offer for..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“P.T. Barnum”), to Major James Pond
New York: December 25, 1862. Barnum Encourages the Wedding of General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Barnum encourages Henry Beach of the New York Sun to write favorably of the marriage between General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Reading in part: “If you will at the same time quietly suggest... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“P.T. Barnum”), to “My dear Henry” [Henry D. Beach] about Miss...
New York: Dec 24, 1952. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud
New York: December 24, 1952. Barrault, 1910-94, French actor and director. A pupil of Charles Dullin, he joined the Comédie Française in 1940. After World War II he organized his own company at the Théâtre Marigny with his wife, actress Madeleine Renaud. Barrault's precise, imaginative physical style was influenced by..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Jean-Louis Barrault
New York: 12 Dec., 1937. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Ethel Barrymore
New York: Harper & Brothers, . First edition, Number 221 of 265 copies, Signed by the Author, on special paper. Signed Limited. Read More about Memories: An Autobiography
Hollywood: Spurr, [ca. 1926]. “For 'Doug' Jr”. Superb, large portrait of the great John Barrymore (1882-1942) by the well-known Hollywood photographer of the the silent era, Melbourne Spurr, inscribed lower right to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, (whose signature is on the verso), “For 'Doug' Jr with sincerest good wishes from his..... Read More about Portrait photograph of John Barrymore, inscribed by Barrymore to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr
n.p. [Paris?]: n.d [ca. 1920-1954]. Inscribed to his Sister. A lyrical piece in A minor, with a central section in A major, composed for the piano and inscribed by Lionel Barrymore to his sister:“Dédieé à Mlle. Ethel Barrymore.”Barrymore composed a variety of music, from solo pieces to large orchestral works..... Read More about Autograph music manuscript, "Ossity Hongroise, op. trente"
New York: July 19, 1933. Richard Barthelmess, Born 9 May 1895 in New York, New York, USA, as Richard Semler Barthelmess. Died 17 August 1963 in Southampton, New York, USA, of throat cancer.Married actress Mary Hay 18 June 1920; divorced 1927. Married Jessica Stewart Sargent 1928,together until his death. Richard... Read More about Portrait photograph of Richard Barthelmess "Richard Barthelmess at Malibu"
New York: July 19, 1933. Richard Barthelmess, Born 9 May 1895 in New York, New York, USA, as Richard Semler Barthelmess. Died 17 August 1963 in Southampton, New York, USA, of throat cancer. Married actress Mary Hay 18 June 1920; divorced 1927. Married Jessica Stewart Sargent 1928,together until his death... Read More about Portrait photograph of Richard Barthelmess, "Richard Barthelmess at Malibu"
Parma, Italy: Franco Maria Ricci, 1972. Number 2875 of 3000 copies signed by designer and publisher Franco Maria Ricci. "The Signs of Man. 7" Read More about Arcimboldo. an Essay by Achille Bonito Oliva
Parma: Franco Maria Ricci publisher, 1972. No. 1509 of 2000 copies. Read More about Erté (Romain de Tirtoff). With an extract from Erté’s memoirs, translation by William Weaver
Minneapolis, Minn: February 3, March 5, and June 15, 1905; drawing undated but after 1905. Minnesota Political Cartoon. The three letters promise to comply with Strickland's request for a drawing; the cartoon itself - depicting Satan religious census-taker, is a good example of this Minnesota cartoonist's work. Read More about One Cartoon Drawing signed and inscribed, 2 Autograph Letters Signed, and one Typed Letter...
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1950. First edition. The basis for the 1948 Italian neo-realistic film, The Bicycle Thief by Vittorio De Sica. Read More about Bicycle Thieves. Translated by C.J. Richards
New York: Knopf, 1976. First Edition. SIGNED. Signed by the damcer on the half-title. Read More about Baryshnikov at Work
Philadelphia [?]: Ca. 1905. Baseball Sports Caricature, Philadelphia, Ca. 1905. The subjects, two dapper young men seated in third base line box seats, are identified as Bill Reynolds and Tommy O'Keefe. Both are nattily dressed, with diamond stickpins in their ties; Tommy wears a straw boater with a hatband labeled... Read More about Caricature of two sporting gents watching a Philadelphia Athletics baseball game, ca. 1905
New York: Medina Rara 185 madison Avenue, 1972. No. 325 of a signed, numbered edition limited to 2500 copies printed for members of Editions Medicina Rara. Read More about Ars Anatomica. A Medical Fantasia
London: 1896. Original Late Victorian Cartoon Sketchbook. An amateur production, but quite a nice one. The artist, residing at 170 Loughboro Road, Brixton, was heavily influenced by the work of the great comic artist Phil May, and comes quite close to May's spirit and technique, particularly in his depiction of... Read More about Sketchbook of 19 pages of pencil and pen and ink sketches and captioned cartoons, all signed by...