New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921. First edition, no. 7 of 50 copies only on Japan vellum stock... Read More about Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates. Compiled by Merle Johnson
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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...
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
Rochester: George Eastman House, 1959. First and only edition. INSCRIBED BY MANY. Inscribed to Ed L. Gates by many of the photographers. Among them Ansel Adams, Minor White, James E. Durrell, Jr., Paul Caponigro, Gene Saunders, and Beaumont Newhall, the director of Eastman House. A handwritten note from Gene Saunders..... Read More about Photography at Mid-Century: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition
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]: 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..... 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
New York: Published by Permission of George Ade [as] Music Supplement of Hearst's Chicago American, 1902. First edition; sheet music. This imprint unrecorded by OCLC (which locates a single holding with a "New York American and Journal" imprint) [South Florida]. Read More about MAN, MAN, FICKLE MAN! From 'The Sultan of Sulu,' The Operatic Satire by George Ade, As Sung by...
New York: Harmon Foundation, 1928-1931-1933-1935. First editions. Includes the 1928 First Exhibition. Four programs for the important early exhibitions of African American art, including the 1928 first exhibition of works created exclusively by African-American artists. Artists from the first exhibition included Sargent Johnson, Aaron Douglas, A. R. Freelon, Helen Smith..... Read More about Four Harmon Foundation catalogues of African American artists, including the groundbreaking 1928...
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum Department of Ethnology, 1923. First Edition. This was the first major show of African Art in the U.S. opening in April, 1923: "...Derived in greater part from the Belgian Congo, it consist chiefly of the work of the Bushongo, a great tribe...The entire collection, whatever may have..... Read More about Primitive Negro Art chiefly from the Belgian Congo
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"
[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
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904. First edition. In Dust Jacket. Adaptation of Aldrich’s epic dramatic poem Judith and Holoferne, and the basis for two films, most importantly D.W. Griffith's 1914 version, which was his first feature length film and the film that laid the foundations for his furture extravaganzas..... Read More about Judith of Bethulîa, A Tragedy
Munich: Galerie van der Loo, . #28 of 50 with an original lithographic print, signed and numbered. ONE OF 50. Read More about Pierre Alechinsky. 20 Jahre Impressionen. Oeuvrekatalog Druckgraphik
Alexander (1767-1816) was particularly noted for his pencil and watercolor portraits of Chinese people, of which this frontal bust drawing is a fine, typical example. Many of these derive from his lengthy stay in Peking, beginning in 1792; on his return to London he became a professor of art, and..... Read More about Chinese Woman: a pencil portrait
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, . First edition, Number 57 of 150 copies, signed by the Author. Read More about Frederic Remington and the Spanish-American War
N.p: n.d. [c. 1910?]. Read More about Cartoon drawing of mother and small boy bawling