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Bulletin of the Picture a Month Club, Volumes 1 & 2

By: Various

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Picture a Month Club. (Circa 1931). Philadelphia.: 1931

Seller ID: 2016

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. Illustrations. Volume one, Number one through volume two, number twelve. 24 issues Bulletins describe art in general, a particular painting, the works of a particular artist or a specific process such as etching. A Book of the Month immitator that didn't make it View more info

Exposition Eugene Delacroix; Peintures, Aquarelles, Pastels, Dessins, Gravures, Documents. Two Volumes

By: Various

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Musees Nationaux. 1930. Paris.: 1930

Seller ID: 2017

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. Two volumes. In French. One volume is a catalog of artistic works and the other volume is illustrations. View more info

Hausgalerie Beruhmter Gemalde; Zweihundert Ausgewahlte Meisterwerke der Bedeutendsten Maler aller Zeiten in Farbengetreuer Weidergabe der Originale mit Kunsthistorischen Erlauterungen.Renaissance; Two Volumes

By: Various

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hermann Klemm. Berlin.: 0

Seller ID: 528

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Tipped in color plates. Two volumes. "House Gallery of Famous Paintings." Books are in German. Decorated front cover and spine. Ink notation front end papers dated 1931 and 1932 . Each volume 206 pages. Each measures 10 x 13. View more info

Parergon : From the Greek Word Meaning "Work By the Side of Work"

By: Various

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Evansville, Ind., Mead Johnson & Company: 1947

Seller ID: 10092

Condition: Collectible-Fine


208 pages; illustrations; illustrated wrapper (9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inch). Although called "Third Edition" each of the three "editions" of this title are separate books, with completely different text. Contains illustrations (up to six a page) of paintings, photos, sculptures, and watercolors by various doctors of the United States. Fine clean copy. View more info

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The Good Things of " Life" : Second Series

By: Various

Price: $37.50

Publisher: White, Stokes, & Allen: 1885

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 016007

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's brown cloth binding with red and gilt lettering, gilt illustration of St. Patrick's Day parade on front. Noticeable rubbing, especially at corners, and 2 chips from bottom edge of front cover. A collection of humorous drawings from "Life" Magazine, founded in 1883 as a humor and general interest magazine. Among the illustrators featured are John Ames Mitchell (1844-1918), one of the founders of the magazine, Harry Whitney McVickar (1868-1905) and Will... View more info

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The Good Things of " Life" : Fifth Series

By: Various

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes & Brother: 1888

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 016008

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's cloth binding with black and gilt lettering, gilt illustration of nymphs and shepherds celebrating on front. Noticeable rubbing, especially at corners, chipping at top and base of spine, 2 inch split at bottom of front joint. A collection of humorous drawings from "Life" Magazine, founded in 1883 as a humor and general interest magazine. Among the illustrators featured are Harry Whitney McVickar (1868-1905) and Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944), who got... View more info

American Photography - Vol. VI, No. 8

By: Various

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, American Photographic Publishing Company: 1911

Seller ID: 016118

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


August 1912. Staple bound, cardstock paper cover glued on. Illustration of eagle flying with camera on a tripod in its talons. "Sample Copy" stamped on front. Chipping along spine, bottom right corner dog eared. "American Photography" was a periodical for the photography enthusiast published from 1907-1953. This issue includes several lovely portraits taken by John H. Garo (1870-1939), a Boston society photographer who was the mentor of Yousuf Karsh. View more info

The Focus - Vol. XIV, No. 2

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Hirsch & Kaye: 1938

Seller ID: 016477

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


February 1938. Staple bound magazine, library ink stamps on front cover. 30 pages of articles and advertisements of interest to the professional photographer. View more info

The Focus - Vol. XIII, No. 10

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Hirsch & Kaye: 1937

Seller ID: 016478

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


October 1937. Staple bound magazine, library ink stamps on front cover. 30 pages of articles and advertisements of interest to the professional photographer. View more info

The Focus - Vol. XIII, No. 2

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Hirsch & Kaye: 1937

Seller ID: 016479

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


February 1937. Staple bound magazine, library ink stamps on front cover. 30 pages of articles and advertisements of interest to the professional photographer. View more info

The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition : A Pictorial Survey of the Most Beautiful of the Architectural Compositions of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

By: Various

Price: $37.50

Publisher: San Francisco, Paul Elder and Company: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1986

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's cloth binding with gilt lettering, minor rubbing at corners. 96 black and white photographs of architectural details at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco in 1915. Introduction by Louis Christian Mullgardt. View more info

Library Bookplate Collection

By: Various

Price: $250.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 020249

Condition: Very Good


Collection of 56 bookplates from different libraries done by various designers. Bookplates: black & white & color; mounted on brown paper in black binder; clean & intact overall but a few have some glue stains along edges. Circa 1930s. Varying dimensions; most measure between 2" x 5." Listings for each bookplate include, if available, the designer, location where the bookplate came from, description of the bookplate design, & date. Bookplate 1: Willy Pogany; Good... View more info

The Engraved Work of Eric Gill.

By: Victoria and Albert Museum

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1963

Seller ID: 5762

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


94 pages with notes describing the 205 illustrations, the catalogue of the engravings compiled by John Physick. pictorial wrapper, (Large Picture Book No. 17). 9 1/2 x 7 1/4". Very good, corner of rear cover creased. View more info

Original Portrait Photograph - Frances Alda

By: Wagner, C. L; McSweeney, D. F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, 0

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019163

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Black and white photographic portrait of Frances Alda. Alda is shown in a slightly reclined pose, smiling at the viewers. She wears a dress, head scarf, and a string of pearls. No date, circa late 1890s-early 1900s. 7 1/2" x 9 1/4." Slight rippling on the photograph. Photographer's stamps on the back: "Frances Alda, C. L. Wagner, D. F. McSweeney, 511 Fifth Ave., New York." Frances Alda (1879-1952) was a New Zealand-born Australian opera singer. Sh... View more info

Autograph Letter Signed

By: Wales, George C.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 1919

Seller ID: 8932

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Autograph letter (8 x 10 inch) signed and dated June 20, 1919 from Boston on his stationary with his letterhead. Addressed to a friend "Walter" it concerns a war records job that was turned down because it involves to much paperwork. George Canning Wales (1868-1940) was an American nautical painter, etcher and lithographer. Evidence of a fold across the page, else a nice clean letter on his stationary. View more info

How to Know Architecture. The Human Elements in the Evolution of Styles. Illustrated.

By: Wallis, Frank E.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10703

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


327 pages; plates; index; publisher's green cloth binding with pattern and gilt lettering on the cover and spine, no fading. A history of architecture over the ages from Greece to Modern. Clean copy with former owner's signature on the front inside cover. View more info

Signature on Card - Thomas Ustick Walter

By: Walter, Thomas Ustick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1879

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019262

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Signature on beige card by Thomas Ustick Walter in black ink. Card adhered to beige paper with Royal Irish Linen, Marcus Ward & Co. watermark. Datelined January 7, 1879 in Philadelphia. Card measures 4 3/4" x 3"; paper measures 7 3/4" x 10 3/8." Card reads: "Very truly Mrs. Tho. U. Walter, Architect, Philadelphia, January 7, 1879." Card and signature are very clean and undamaged. Paper is intact but has slight blue coloration on the left edg... View more info

Frederic W. Goudy Proprietary Typefaces and the "Lost" Goudy Typefaces

By: Washbish, Bruce

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Petaluma, CA, Anchor and Acorn Press: 1992

Seller ID: 019358

Condition: Fine


One of 125 copies. Original publisher's gray wrapper. A beautiful booklet with gilt foil decoration on the front cover. 7 1/8" x 9 7/8." Eight pages, complete. Pages are clean and crisp and feature an array of Goudy's typefaces and fonts. A very pristine copy. This is a monograph on renowned artist and type designer, Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947). It provides a brief biography on Goudy and his type designing career, how he began producing his own typeface... View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph. "Palace Hotel from Market Street. S.F. View East"

By: Watkins New Series

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Watkins' New Series, of Pacific Coast Views. 427 Montgomery St. S.F.:

Seller ID: 017691

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1870's. Original stereocard on orange board. Board dimensions, 7 x 3 1/2, photograph dimensions, 6 1/2 X 3 1/4 inches. Title on base of board. Photograph of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The Palace is on the right side with the street and horse drawn buggies across the street from the Palace. Light foxing is beginning. View more info

Mr. Webster's Address at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Addition to the Capitol; July 4th, 1851.

By: Webster, Daniel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Gideon and Co., Printers: 1851

Seller ID: 11971

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


UNBOUND COPY. 30 pages (5 3/4 x 9 inch). Webster's memorial speech given at the laying of the corner stone for the addition to the federal capitol. A long winded speech on America's great progress in expansion and knowledge of the liberal arts. Very good clean copy. View more info