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.
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.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Includes 200 photographic illustrations and 5 essays on specific pieces of Victorian furniture: hallstands, sideboards, embroidered mottoes, parlor organs, and seating furniture. The title of the book refers to the frequent useage of dead animals depicted in motifs on Victorian furniture. Purple cloth boards with silver title to spine. Very slight browning to edges of pages. In purple illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Clean and brigth overall. Size: quarto. 265 pages. FURN/102220. Very Good / Very Good.
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: Monalisa 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.
Richmond, VA: Monalisa Bagby, 2020. One of four copies signed and numbered by the book artist. Lisa Bagby describes this intricate and mysterious book as "a magical tale of how beauty enters the world and the intertwine of fate and potential." She explores her theme by following the journey of an unnamed good woman who realizes that as she responds to circumstances over which she has no control that she is realizing her potential in ways she could not have imagined. The artist incorporates striking visual and structural designs throughout this book to trace the course of the good woman's journey. They include screen printed patterns of foliage and shapes, the use of colors and various papers to delineate the text, pop-ups and reverse pop-ups, and images from a Liechtenstein print, and a Chagall painting. The backs of the pages of this concertina book are also screen printed using the colors black, orange, and gray. All of the images on the back relate to the story unfolding on the front side. They include the constellation Ursa Major to refer to the mention of a black bear, while an image of a polar bear refers to stories told to the good woman about the North people. Postage stamps of birds pasted in pertain to their cacophony. Printed in Roboto on Rives paper, with insertions of various other fonts. It is bound in grey cloth with maroon floral designs on the front cover, with a black string tie with a maroon and cream button attached. In fine condition. Measures 8.25 x 8.25 x 1 inches. ARTISTSB/101620.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012. Hardcover. "Today, the works of teh Pre-Raphaelites are among the best known of all English paintings, and yet they have often been dismissed or misunderstood as Victoriiana or escapism. This fascinating book convincingly corrects that view, examining works in a wide variety of media and demonstrating the broad scope of the movement's revolutionary ideas about art, design, and society" (jacket). Bound in red paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Filled with full color illustrations. In illustrated dust jacket with red spine panel titled in white. 256 pages. PRERAPH/102220. Fine / Fine.
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.
Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, 1870 - 1880. Chromolithograph print of 4 pigeons. Browning to margins, else clean and bright. Foxing to margins. Large chipping / open tear to right margin of print; illustration not affected. Inch long closed tear to margin that extends to bottom corner of image. Size of print: about 8.25 x 10.75 inches. Fine.
n.p. Margaret van Patton, . Hardcover. Number 6 of 7 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. In this mournful poem by the famed Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933), he focuses on the grief and tears of the two immortal horses of Achilles, Balios and Xanthos, at the death of Achilles's beloved friend Patroklos. They were shedding tears for the never-ending tragedy of human death. In this beautiful interpretation by Portland OR artist Margaret van Patton, she created eight poignant etchings of the two horses to accompany the text of the poem, which is handwritten in pencil. Each of the images is protected by a tissue guard. The images were printed on Velin de Lana paper. Bound in black cloth with slight evidence of handling. Otherwise in near fine condition. Measures 10.5 x 11 inches. ARTISTSB/111020. Near Fine.