New York: [May 5, 1939]. Read More about Portrait photograph of Judith Anderson as Mother Mary in "Family Portrait"
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.
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...
[Paris: 1926]. No. 2 of 35 copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in pencil; with his stamp lower left. Rouault's Baudelaire. Superb image of the brooding genius so greatly admired by Rouault, who included it in the second edition of his collection, SOUVENIRS INTIMES (Paris: E. Frapier, 1927), with..... Read More about Portrait of Charles Baudelaire
London: Printed & Sold by J. Fentum No. 78 corner of Salisbury Street, Strand, n.d. [c. 1770-1781]. A Jovial Jig to TNUC. A very rare bawdy song issued by Fentum, music engraver, seller and publisher, who was at this address from ca. 1770-1781. The key is in F, the meter..... Read More about T N U C or the Roundelay
London: Sampson Low, (1924). Second edition, one of 1000. Read More about George Baxter. The Picture Printer
American: n.d. [ca. 1930?]. No. 6 of an edition of 100, signed. An early student of William Meritt Chase, Beal moved away from Chase's impressionistic style, began to depict the rugged, colorful life he observed on the New England coast -- as in the fine, forceful etching of fishermen straining..... Read More about "The Net Wagon"
1930. American Impressionist artist. Read More about Etching: Depicting ships at sea
New York: letter from Harry dated June 24, 1886; others undated. "There are so many of our family, all artists, in New York ... " A very interesting letter from Harry Beard regarding his distinguished family of artists and illustrators, in response to his election as honorary member of the..... Read More about 2 Autograph Letters (one by Harry, one by Frank) signed, with one signed sketch by Frank with...