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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

Book Plate Collection: Libraries

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; Goodman Library, Napa; hand holding rose by open book. 2: F. W. Baumhoff, Jr.; California State Lib.; eulogy for Clair C. Barnes.... 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. She is known for her talented singing voice, musical technique, and colorful personality. She performed in New Zealand, Austra... View more info

Autograph Letter Signed - George C. Wales

By: Wales, George C.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 1919

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

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

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 typefaces, and some examples of his work including most of his "lost" typefaces. Also included is a smaller beige booklet me... 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

Dry-Points By Paul Helleu

By: Wedmore, Frederick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Frederick Heppel & Co.:

Seller ID: 14118

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1900. [16] pages; illustrations; tan paper wrapper (3 1/4 x 5 3/4 inch). Some sun fading along the edges, front and back. Paul Helleu (1859-1927) was a French artist best known for his portraits of beautiful women. He received the 'Legion d'honneur' for 1904 for his art work. The astrological ceiling for the New York city 'Grand Central Terminal' was created by him in 1912. Very good clean copy. View more info

Original Print - "Vue de la Sortie de Paris Prise du Pont Neuf"

By: Wichnyther; Chereau, Jacques

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, England; Paris, France, Wichnyther; Jacques Chereau: 1761

Seller ID: 019885

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


A beautiful, original hand-colored copperplate engraving that shows a view of Pont Neuf over the River Seine. People are shown walking or riding in horse-drawn carriages. Statue of Henry IV is featured in the center. Paper measures 19 1/2" x 13 1/8"; printed area measures 5 1/2" x 8 3/4." The local points of interest within the scene have numbers next to them, which correspond to a key below that lists the names of said places or monuments. This print is also a "vue d'optique," which were very popular in the latter half of the eighteenth century and first half of t... View more info

Pattern-Making. To Which Are Added Chapters on Core-Making and Molding

By: Willard, G.H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Popular Mechanics Company Publishers: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 017203

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. 5 1/2 X 8 inches. 214 pages which include 6 pages of index and 8 pages of ads and 6 pages of Table of Contents. Copy has 312 black and white illustrations. Head and tail are slightly bumped and a small dent in edge of front cover. All pages are very clean and complete, binding is tight. View more info

Image for 1926 Calendar - "Wing Kong Company.  Wholesale Fruit and Produce.  406 I Street: Sacramento Produce Terminal.  Sacramento, California."

1926 Calendar - "Wing Kong Company. Wholesale Fruit and Produce. 406 I Street: Sacramento Produce Terminal. Sacramento, California."

By: Wing Kong Company

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Joliet, IL?, Gerlach Barklow Company?: 1926

Seller ID: 020379

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original calendar from 1926 for the Wing Kong Company that features a multicolored illustration by Adelaide Hiebel of a women seated in side profile on a picturesque beach who wears a fancy dress with pink roses on her lap. Illustration is adhered on backing and has a top mat with a gilt decorative border and gilt lettering. Calendar is unmarked and features the twelve months of the year. It is adhered at the bottom of the top mat. String also at the top of the mat. 13 1/2" x 19." Calendar and illustration are very clean and intact. Mat and backing are clean and intact overall. ... View more info

Printing: Then and Now

By: Winkler, J. Homer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, A. R. Tommasini: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019453

Condition: Collectible-Fine


No. 187 of 900. Colophon in the back lists Numbers 101-200 as being reserved for members of the Roxburghe Club. No. 24 in A. R. Tommasini's Christmas Keepsakes series. Original publisher's gray-brown stiff wrapper with decoration on front cover. 3 5/8" x 5 1/4." Thirty-three pages, complete. Original white card with decorations laid-in: "This keepsake comes to you with Holiday Greetings from A. R. 'Tommy' Tommasini." Decorative endpapers. Pages are clean; binding is tight. A fine, pristine copy. This book briefly cover various topics on graphic arts, printmaking, and ... View more info

Road Through the Desert.

By: Winter, Margaret

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sacramento, 1952

Seller ID: 6598

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Watercolor painting in shades of purple, green and black, showing a tree in left foreground, expanse of desert with cactus, and low peaks in background. Image is 10 x 13", with wide margins. Very good. A pleasing scene by a Sacramento artist. View more info