London: Virtue and Co, 1873. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Ex-library with stamp to verso of title page, but no other library markings. Bound in three quarter red leather over red cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and front cover. Raised bands to spine. Heavy rubbing and wear to leather on hinges, corners, and bands. Rubbing and minor soiling to boards. An attractive volume despite noted wear. Small dampstains to top corners of some pages, but clean and bright overall. Creasing to some tissue guards and light browning to margins. Includes many full page engravings of sculptures and paintings from artists such as: J.M.W. Turner, Giorgione, Bellini, F.M. Miller, and Veronese. Articles on art around the world, cameos, Crystal Palace, Ancient Embroidery, jewelry, monuments, obituaries, photography, pictures sales, reviews, schools of art, and more. 380 pages. ART/090220. Very Good.
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New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1876. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes many full page engraved plates on heavy paper stock reproducing paintings and sculptures from artists of the day. Articles address art, fashion, architecture, museums, photography, exhibitions, reviews, and more. Ex-library with stamps to fore-edge of textblock and copyright page. Bound in the original green cloth boards with gilt and black title and designs to spine and front cover. Dampstaining and rubbing to covers. Chipping and tears to book cloth along spine and hinges. Dampstaining to bottom margins of all pages. Some images (in front of book) are affected by dampstaining, but most are not. Browning to margins and occasional smudge marks.Chipping / closed tears to edges of some pages. A folio sized heavy volume. 380 pages. May require an extra shipping fee. ART/090220. Very Good.
London: George Virtue, 1852. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes 37 full page engraved plates on heavy paper stock reproducing paintings and sculptures from artists of the day. Articles address art, fashion, architecture, museums, photography, exhibitions, reviews, and more. Ex-library with stamps to fore-edge of textblock and copyright page. Bound in three quarter brown leather over brown cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Wear and pulling to leather on spine, hinges, and corners. A few water spots to covers. Clean and bright overall with occasional foxing and smudge marks. Some tissue guards creased or removed. A folio sized heavy volume. 384 pages. May require an extra shipping fee. ART/090220. Very Good.
Cleveland, OH: Fasig and Co., 1895. Paperback. Lacks wrappers. Side-stapled. Small open tears to title page affecting dates. Minor chipping to edges of first and last pages. Minor browning. Soiling to one page. Includes 509 listings and a few full page photographic illustrations. Each listing has horses name, size, physical description, owner's description, and breeding lines. Worth buying just to read horses names and owner's descriptions - for example: "Roanoke: This fine gelding is a good individual, has a good way of going, and will make a grand horse. He is level headed and will please almost any one" or "Alibba: a first class road horse, can trot a 2:30 clip, is bred to go the route, and will make some man a great roadster." Unpaginated (but approximately 200 pages). EQU/091620. Good.
London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., Ltd, 1901. Hardcover. Bound in maroon cloth covered boards with maroon leather spine titled in gilt. The leather on the spine is split along the front hinge and there is a large chip to the spine leather. The boards remains attached; although, the front board is a little loose. Ex-library with library stamps to fore edge and copyright page. Clean interior filled with samples of color printing and many articles. Browning and foxing to margins of most pages. Occasional smudge marks. Previous owner signature dated 1902 to front free endpaper. Full marbled edges and endpapers. An attractive interior and an interesting publication. 320 pages plus 72 pages of ads to rear. ART/090220. Very Good.
Paperback. Featuring portfolios of photography by Steffens Lienwohl and Rodney Galarneau / comment by Robert Bly / Poems by Dennis Schmitz, William Hunt, Saint Giraud, James Wright, Gene Frumkin, David Cohen, Paul Carroll and more. Black, white, and red paper wrappers with white title to spine and front cover. Creasing to wrappers and heavy rubbing. Minor soiling/ dampstain to interior of front wrapper, else clean interior. Includes tipped-in fold out poem to rear endpaper. 112 pages. PER/091620. Very Good.
circa 1868. 19th Century Engraving. Livingstone (1813 - 1873) was a Scottish doctor and explorer known best for his adventures in Africa. An advocate for British colonialism, but also a strong opponent to slavery. He helped to end the East African Arab-Swahili slave trade. Printed by Alonzo Chappel from a photograph taken in 1867. Dampstain to top left corner (in margin only), crease to bottom corner, and minor soiling/ chipping to edges. Size: about 8.75 in x 11 in. PRINT/082420. Very Good.
circa 1856. Cass (1782 - 1866) was an American general and politician. He served under Andrew Jackson and helped to implement his policy of Indian removal. He fought in the war of 1812 and negotiated treaties with native americans. (A small scence depicting Cass with Native Americans discussing a treaty is portrayed beneath his portrait.) Engraved by J. Rogers from a daguerreotype. Foxing. Minor soiling. Size: about 6.75 in x 9.75 in. PRINT/082420. Very Good.
circa 1856. Calhoun (1782 - 1850) was an American politician who served as vice-president from 1825 - 1832 under two presidents of different political parties. He was also Secretary of State and Secretary of War as well as a Congressman. From South Carolina - he defended slavery and also supported states rights and limited government. He heavily influenced the South's succession from the Union. Engraved by J. Rogers from a daguerreotype. Foxing. Minor soiling. Size: about 6.75 in x 9.75 in. PRINT/082420. Very Good.
Baltimore: Notre Dame, 1996. Paperback. A centennial celebration of the all girls Catholic school (which is now co-ed) - Notre Dame of Maryland. Founded in 1896, it was the first Catholic college for women in the U.S. to grant the four-year baccalaureate degree. Includes reproductions of many black and white photographs of students and teachers from the early 1900s / late 1800s. Discusses the history of the college with notes on worldwide impact of its alumni. A thin quarto bound in light yellow paper wrappers with dark blue title to front cover. Light soiling to front covers, else clean and bright. 80 pages. BALT/072320. Very Good.
Buffalo and Rochester, NY: The Karl C. Franklin Paper Co., n.d. Softcover. A scarce piece of paper ephemera that is likely from the 1920s. This booklet advertises papers made by the District of Columbia Manufacturing Company for the Karl C. Franklin Paper Company. Both The Karl C. Franklin Company in New York and the District of Columbia Paper Manufacturing Company were active from the early twentieth century. The DC company was well known for their fine papers, producing their own papers in their mill in Washington DC. Their 1924 publication, Designs & Typography for Cover Paper, features samples created by esteemed designers, demonstrating how the company's paper could be used for advertising, taking into consideration color, size, paper weight and other features, such as deckling. This paper sample book demonstrates their quality and many of the papers they produced. This booklet was issued by the Karl C. Franklin Company to advertise available papers to their customers. The Franklin Company became the Franklin-Cowan Paper Company in the 1930s and is still in business today.The papers include antique heavyweight, antique and ripple, 65 pound antique, and special finishes. Each paper type came in a variety of colors. The folding sample booklet measures 9 x 18 inches and is folded twice to create three sections to show the paper types. The red outer wrappers are decorated in with an art deco design and contain the relevant printed information. A near fine copy. BOB/081820. Near Fine.
[Ipswich, England]: 1905-06. A unique and charming autograph book of a young college woman, filled with handwritten drawings, quotes from various writers and good wishes from friends and acquaintances at the college. The initials N.T.C. are on many of the pages. It is unclear whether these are the initials of the album's owner or a reference to the school they all attend. References to Ipswich and and Burton on Trent place the book as English. The most delightful feature of the autograph book are the 32 illustrations interspersed throughout. There are 12 watercolors, 13 pen and ink drawings, and 6 pencil sketches. They include men and women, flowers, animals, and scenery. The quality of the illustrations varies from basic and naive through competent to a few that are quite accomplished. Bound in brown leather with the word Album in gilt to front cover. Bumping and chipping, with the backstrip still attached but in fairly poor shape. All edges gilt. A few pages have become loose but the book is other wise a lovely example. Measures 5 x 8 inches. [44 pages]. / Very Good.
Washington DC: Abstract Orange Press, 2016. Hardcover. Number 14 of 20 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. Lauren Emeritz is a book artist, letterpress printer and graphic artist who founded and runs the Abstract Orange Press. She creates prints and books by hand using a Vandercook press and wood type, including type she designs and carves herself. Lauren holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Delaware. She is the President and Creative Director of Abstract Orange, a graphic design firm in Washington, DC, and a letterpress associate at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. This beautifully designed book is in the special collections at the Library of Congress. It is one of a series of books that Lauren has done using her handmade type to explore letters, numbers, and shapes. In this accordion style book she has printed her hand carved letters of the alphabet in a bold orange. There is one letter to a page. They have been carved our of linoblock, pine, basswood, and plywood. Printed on Lettra 220 paper and bound in orange Mulberry paper with debossed titles in gilded orange on front cover and spine. In fine condition. Measures 5.25 x 7 inches. ARTISTSB/082018. Fine.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, . Hardcover. "There are a few stories which in some way, in some degree, change the world forever for their readers. This is one" (jacket). A later printing of a classic children's story. Beige cloth boards with dark brown title to spine and front board. Clean, bright interior with many illustrations, some in color. Cream dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. Rubbing and light soiling to jacket, with a one inch loss to the head of the spine panel, browning to the spine, and few chips to the edges. Price of $3.75 on dust jacket. Jacket is protected in a removable plastic sleeve. 91 pages. CHILD/091620. Very Good / Very Good.
Richmond, VA: Mona Lisa Bagby, 2019. Hardcover. Number 1 of 10 copies. In this inventive and interesting work, book artist Lisa Bagby describes the importance of the color red in nature for animal, insect, and plant species. She writes that living creatures rely on color for protection, concealment, and sexual selection. The color red is one of the most distinctive. She offers many examples, from tree frogs to cardinals to red faced monkeys to various plants and fungi. She provides information on such phenomena as aposematism - the use of color by reptiles, amphibians, and fish to warn predators that they are toxic, dangerous, painful to attack, and difficult to eat. Red is not the only color used to display toxicity, but it is one of the more effective ones. The artist states: "The natural world as a companion marks my earliest memories and that status has never wavered. With maturity I came to appreciate the physical, psychological and emotional dynamics of the natural world. As a creative person, I can’t help but notice details of texture, scale and, of course, color in the environment. Color is a significant part of the equation that brings the natural world into our focus and may even persuade us to care. Color sharpens our senses and enjoyment of the environment, whether it is a spectacular sunset or the sight of a cherry tree laden with its fruit. It is part of Nature’s strategy for engaging us. My interest in eco-systems lead me to wanting to better understand how color is used in Nature so I began researching the purpose of red in the environment. The result is my handmade book, The Art of Red in Nature. I learned that Red was not dumped from a paint can over the globe and spread indiscriminately. It has been judiciously allocated across nature and each assignment is useful, if not essential, in the Plant and Animal worlds. Everything in nature, including color, is purposeful and this book explores the story of red in Nature. Not only is color, such as red, designed to support life in eco-systems, but red is also available for human beings to discover, in insects or in minerals, to advance our own creative efforts. The art of red in nature is a wonder indeed." Bagby has creatively illustrated her concertina book with cancelled postage stamps of different species, pen and ink drawings with watercolor applied, linoleum block prints, and cartoons. Additional stamps and descriptions are on the reverse pages. Bound in grey cloth with title label affixed to the front cover. With decorated endpapers and a red and white string closure. In fine condition. Measures 6 x 8 inches. ARTISTSB/072120. Fine.
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1980. Hardcover. One of 300 copies. This interesting essay and accompanying illustrations first appeared in The Paper Maker in 1966. The prints that are the subject of the essay were originally included in booklets of cigarette paper as premiums to induce "chain buying." The twenty four prints roughly illustrate the art of papermaking in late 18th century Spain. Bound in patterned cream paper reproduced from an 18th century French woodblock design with a title label to spine. Composed in Times Roman types and printed on Ingres-Büttenpapier. Prospectus is laid in. In fine condition. Octavo. Unpaginated. BOB/072820. Fine.
Baltimore: Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1989. Paperback. Thin black quarto. A keepsake from an event to celebrate the contributions of Archbishop Borders when he left the position. It was a large event held at the Convention Center involving a dinner, speech by the Governor (Schaffer), gifts, prayers, etc. Minor scuffing to wrappers but clean overall. Clean interior. Includes photographic illustrations. 104 pages. REL/072320. Very Good.
New York: George Braziller, 1967. Hardcover. Number 70 of 1000 numbered copies. This facsimile editon comprises the two parts of the Lorsch Gospels from the Biblioteca Documentara Batthyaneum in Alba Julia, Rumania, and the Bibliotexa Apostolica Vaticana in Rome. It was published on the initiative of Wolfgang Braunfels, who also wrote the introductory text accompanying the volume. Includes six color engravings. Printed in Germany on paper that resembles vellum and hand bound. Many pages are reproduced in black and white, but some are in full color. A thick, heavy folio bound in dark red cloth covered boards with vellum spine titled in gilt. Ex-library with evidence of removed call number label to foot of spine. Removed card pocket to rear endpaper. Minor soiling / rubbing to covers. Library stamp to fore-edges. Unpaginated. Includes an introductory booklet with text by Wolfgang Braunfels, 24 pages. The tipped in illustration at the rear of the booklet is present but detached. The booklet is bound in grey paper wrappers and appears to have once been attached to the front endpapers of the book, but is now loose (and laid-in). Tears and rubbing to endpapers where booklet was removed. Both the booklet and book are clean and bright overall. Minor roll to spine. A nice facsimilie edition. Lacks slipcase. ILL/090220. Very Good.