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Reminiscences of a Very Old Man 1808-1897

By: Sartain, John

Price: $47.50

Publisher: New York, Appleton and Company: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7094

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Reminiscences of a wealthy art collector, publisher and editor. Publisher's green cloth297 pages. Printed attractively by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press. Bookplate of historian and author Henry W. Shoemaker on the front pastedown. View more info

The Reminiscences of a Very Old Man, 1808-1897.

By: Sartain, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020647

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4." Pages (i)-(xi) 1-297, complete. Twenty black and white plates, complete. Index is included in the back. Purple stamp of the Church Periodical Club, Saint Barnabas's Branch, Irvington, New York on front pastedown. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. John Sartain (1808-1897) was a pioneer of mezzotint engraving in the United States. He was born in England and immigrated to the U.S. in 1830. In this autobiography, Sartain reminisces about his time in Eng... View more info

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Complete Self-Instructring Library of Practical Photography

By: Schriever, J.B., Editor in Chief

Price: $500.00

Publisher: American School of Art and Photography: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 12898

Condition: Very Good


Ten volumes, complete. Publisher's attractive three-quarter red leather with gilt decorations and lettering. Volume 2 bumped at top of spine, otherwise a fine set, externally and internally. The ten volumes are: 1. Elementary Photography. 396 pages. 2. Negative Developing and After-Manipulation. 393 pages. 3. General Exterior Photography Composition. 366 pages. 4. Photographic Printing, Part 1. 425 pages. 5. Photographic Printing, Part 2; Copying, Enlarging, Lantern Slides. 393 pages. 6. At-Home Portraiture, Flashlight, Interiors, Lenses. 439 pages. 7. Studio Portraiture, Part 1. 314 pages. 8.... View more info

WPA Federal Art Project - Printmaking in California 1935-43.

By: Seaton, Elizabeth

Price: $350.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California, The Book Club of California: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11536

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publication Number 220, 450 copies printed. 132 pages; illustrations; bibliography, notes; bound in blue cloth boards, black backstrip with lettering (10 x 13 inch) under mylar wrapper; errata slip and identification guide. History of the WPA printmaking in California with an added "Biographical Dictionary of California FAP Printmakers" and a selected bibliography. The heart of the work is a listing with brief biography of the Printmakers listing how many prints they created, pages 48-113 with illustrations of many of the prints. View more info

Miniatures and Borders from the Book of Hours of Bona Sforza, Duchess of Milan in the British Museum. With Introduction By George F. Warner.

By: Sforza, Bona [Duchess of Milan]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, England, Published By the Trustees, British Museum: 1894

Seller ID: 11157

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xliii pages, XLV plates (complete): laid in a modern overlap folding case with cloth tying strands (8 x 10 1/2 inch). Front cover title lettered in gilt on a green and tan paper border. This illuminated manuscript 'Book of Hours' is of the Milanese and Flemish Schools and is of the highest order. The plates, in permanent collotype, are in black and white. This is a reproduction of Charles V's, the Holy Roman Emperor, Book of Hours originally created for Bona Sforza, Duchess of Milan. The introduction by G.F. Warner deals with the history of the manuscript and commentary about the plates and ar... View more info

Homes of Famous Americans

By: Sherlock, Chesla C.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Meredith Publications. (1926). Des Moines, Iowa.: 1926

Seller ID: 1977

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First edition. Volume I only (Volume 2 published subsequently). Illustrated cloth. Inscribed by the author: "To Mrs. Mary A. Farley, at the request of Miss Odessa Farley, and with the best wishes of Chesla C. Sherlock 10 April 1926". Spot botto m of pages 46-49. Uncut pages. Browned pages 216-217 from acidic paper. Illustrations and descriptions of the homes of many famous people. View more info

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Shoemaker

By: Shoemaker, Vaughn

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago's American: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 016447

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's cloth binding with illustration of "John Q. Public" on front. Red dust jacket with same illustration, some chipping, protected by mylar. From colophon, "Published in a limited edition 2153". Inscribed by author on front fly leaf, "Hi, Dorothy, Shoemaker" with hand drawn "John Q. Public" character. Vaughn Shoemaker (1902-1991) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the character "John Q. Public", representing the common people. This is an extensive collection of his editorial cartoons. Newspaper article about... View more info

Original Political Cartoon - "Discontented Cow"

By: Shoemaker, Vaughn Richard

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.: 1957

Inscription: Inscribed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 016304

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Hand drawn cartoon in black and white, 14 x 18 inches, on textured off-white paper, in wooden frame with glass. Drawing in excellent condition, frame is worn. Some erasures and guidelines visible on drawing. Drawing shows a sad cow with the words "Tax Payer" on his side, watching five milkmaids with the words "Income Tax, Local Taxes, Sales Tax, Excise Tax, Hidden Taxes" on their clothes rushing to milk the cow. Inscription on bottom, "To Wally Getz from his friend, Shoemaker." Vaughn Richard Shoemaker (1902-1991) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartooni... View more info

Homes of California Authors; 1967 Keepsake Series

By: Shumate, Albert and Oscar Lewis, Editors

Price: $37.50

Publisher: The Book Club of California. 1967. San Francisco.: 1967

Seller ID: 1566

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth backed paper folder. Cloth backed cardboard slip case. 1000 copies printed. 12 folders. Each folder contains a photograph copy and brief description of the home of an author. Some authors included are: Jack London's Wolf House; John Muir ; Bret Harte; J. Ross Browne; Gertrude Atherton; and others. View more info

Developing an Image: Photography, Books, and the National Park Service, from the Collection of Robert Bothamley

By: Siebert, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019778

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's gray folio with a reprinted black and white photographic background of Yosemite at night. Main text and plates on loose leaves. 2016 keepsake for the Book Club of California. 8" x 10." Sixteen pages, complete. Fifty-four plates in color, complete. Pages and folio are pristine and intact. Only a couple very faint marks on the left edge of folio's front cover. A bibliographic listing of early Yosemite publications from the collection of Robert Bothamley. The introduction notes the importance of such publications in helping to bring attention to conservation ... View more info

"Dogwood, The Four Seasons": Original Linoleum Block Print.

By: Simpson, Dr. Edmund

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Placerville, California, Blackwood Press: 1973

Seller ID: 10066

Condition: Collectible-Fine


"Dogwood, The Four Seasons" printed title on linoleum block print (green, brown, orange, tan & rust red ink colors) on fine hand made paper (16 1/2 x 13 1/2 inch). Dated November 1973, number 41 of 42 copies, signed by Dr. Simpson. View more info

Turrets, Towers, and Temples. The Great Buildings of the World, as Seen and Described by Famous Writers.

By: Singleton, Esther

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1901

Seller ID: 017763

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth with gilt lettering and designs on front cover and spine. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches. Top edges gilt. Copy has 48 black and white photographs. Contains information and photographs of cathedrals and temples from around the world, England, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Brussels, Italy and more. Inside of both covers are slightly wrinkled, Both covers are lightly scuffed. Head and tail are slightly bumped. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph - "12453--The Funeral of President McKinley--Receiving Vault in Westlawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio, U. S. A."

By: Singley, B. L.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Meadville, PA, Keystone View Company: 1901

Seller ID: 019312

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original stereocard on beige-pink board. Board measures 7" x 3 1/2"; photographs measures 6" x 3 1/4." Clean copy. Photograph shows the receiving vault in a grove at the Westlawn Cemetery. Title printed below the right image. "Keystone View Company, Manufacturers and Publishers." printed on the left side of the board. "Meadville, PA, St. Louis, Mo., Copyright 1901, by B. L. Singley." printed on the right side of the board. B. L. Singley was the founder of the Keystone View Company. The company published and distributed stereoviews from 1892-1963. View more info

Dessins De Goya; Au Musee Du Prado, Texte D'Andre Malraux, Goya, Drawings From the Prado. One pair.

By: Skira, Albert, Editor

Price: $100.00

Publisher: (Editions D'Art Albert Skira S. A.). (1947). (Switzerland).: 1947

Seller ID: 2023

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Dessins De Goya": Wrappers; Original 1946 and 1947 correspondence between Albert Skira in Switzerland and Randon House in New York; contains booklet with Introduction in French about Goya with copies of Goya's most famous drawings. Second book: "Go ya; Drawings from the Prado"; dust wrapper over paper boards; first English language edition. Slip case. View more info

Signature on Card - James Slade

By: Slade, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 0

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019329

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Signature on piece of beige paper by James Slade in brown ink. Possibly cut from a letter. No date, circa 1855-1862. 7 3/4" x 3 1/2." Paper reads: "Respectfully submitted, James Slade, City Engineer Vc." Paper and signature are clean and intact. James Slade (1816-1882) was an American civil engineer. He was elected City Engineer of Boston from 1855-1862. As City Engineer, Slade oversaw the expansion of the city's waterworks and authored several city plans involving city development via land reclamation. Slade played a critical role in the formation of the Boston Public... View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph - "Washington City, and Vicinity."

By: Smillie, T. W.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: T. W. Smillie?: 0

Seller ID: 020335

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original stereocard on light blue board. Black and white photograph. No date, circa 1870s-1917. Board measures 7" x 3 1/2"; photograph measures 6" x 3 1/8." Minimal age wear and a few very small spots on left image. A couple lines of former ownership handwriting on back that identifies the image as the Aqueduct Bridge. A clean, fine copy. Photograph shows the Aqueduct Bridge from a hilltop view with a town in the background. The Aqueduct bridge was a bridge constructed in 1843 that spanned the Potomac River and connected the neighborhoods of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.... View more info

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Original Comic Strip Art - Al Smith. Mutt and Jeff. May 31, 1973

By: Smith, Al

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Aedita S. de Beaumont: 1973

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 020438

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original hand-drawn comic strip art by Al Smith for the comic strip, Mutt and Jeff. Inscribed by Al Smith to Tommy Fox: "To - Tommy Fox - With Best Wishes - Al Smith." Original black ink on white paper with white pigment for original corrections and editing. Original stickers on two of the panels have the following text: "Copyright 1973, Aedita S. de Beaumont, All World Rights Reserved" and "Trade Mark Registered, A McNaught Syndicate Feature." May 31, 1973. 20" x 6." Art is very clean and intact with minimal age wear. This is a four-panel comic strip. P... View more info

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Original Comic Strip Art - Al Smith. Mutt and Jeff. January 21, 1974.

By: Smith, Al

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Aedita S. de Beaumont: 1974

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 020566

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original hand-drawn comic strip art by Al Smith for the comic strip, Mutt and Jeff. Signed by Al Smith in black ink on the fourth panel. Original black ink on white paper with white pigment for original corrections and editing and screentone sheets for texture and shading. Original stickers on two of the panels have the following text: "Copyright 1974, Aedita S. de Beaumont, All World Rights Reserved" and "Trade Mark Registered, A McNaught Syndicate Feature." January 21, 1974. 17 7/8" x 6." Art is very clean and intact with minimal age wear. This is a four-panel ... View more info

A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others

By: Smith, F. Hopkinson

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Printed at the Riverside Press: 1845

Seller ID: 14191

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Number 171 of 250 copies printed. 182 pages; white cloth spine with gray boards, paper label. Former owner's inscription and name. Francis H. Smith (1838-1915) was a United States author, artist and engineer. Most famous for building the foundation of the Statue of Liberty. This limited edition book is a collection of short stories occurring around New York City. Very good clean copy. View more info

Autograph letter signed: F. Hopkinson Smith

By: Smith, F. Hopkinson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 0

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019061

Condition: Fine


No date, circa 1890's. One page. 4 1/2 x 7 inches. In black ink. Signed in full. On Smith's embossed stationery. Smith (b. 1838, d. 1915) was a well-known American author, artist and engineer. In this letter to Charles M. Kurtz (1853-1909) an art critic and writer who was familiar with Smith's work, Smith tells Kurutz hat "I am always in your debt" and send along a small book (not present) that contains an address that Smith gave at Harvard. View more info