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(New York): Harlin Quist, (1966). Single volume, measuring 8 x 5.5 inches: . Original quarter beige cloth and decorated paper boards, gilt-lettered spine, light tan endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Lightest edgewear.
The Savoy (advertisement)
London: C.F. Kell for Leonard Smithers, . Color-lithographed poster, sight size 10.5 x 8.25 inches, framed to 18 x 15 inches. Signed with A/B monogram in lower left corner of image. A few faint creases.
London: William Heinemann, (1932). Single volume, measuring 7 x 4.5 inches: , 307, . Original black boards, spine lettered in gilt, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed on front free endpaper: “For Martin, / from Graham Greene. / Not yet an Entertainment!” Book Society bookplate to front pastedown. Occasional.....
The Name of Action
London: William Heinemann, (1930). Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 4.5 inches: , 344. Original navy blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, original yellow typographic dust jacket printed in red and black, with price of 7/6 on spine panel. Light wear to jacket spine ends, spine panel faintly sunned, stain to.....
Specimens of Penmanship written by Mas. F.B. Leach at the High School, Oldham, Conducted by the Rev. Hugh Tait, B.A. (two volumes)
Leeds: Bean, Stationer, . Two oblong folio volumes, measuring 9.25 x 12 inches: . Original glazed moiré card wrappers with gilt-embossed card frames and scenic chromolithographs (windmills in a field, a lakeside castle) mounted to covers. Tissue-guarded engraved pictorial title pages, featuring scenes of Cambridge, with Leach’s name added in.....
Tom Thumb's Play-Book; to Teach Children Their Letters, by a New and Pleasant Method
Alnwick: W. Davison, 22, Bondgate Street, no date, circa 1847. 16mo, measuring 5.5 x 3.5 inches: , 8-35, , pagination inclusive of wrappers. Original green pictorial wrappers, woodcuts and wood engravings throughout text. Publisher's advertisements printed on lower wrapper. Lightest shelfwear.
Six sets of nineteenth-century bone alphabet tiles
England: circa 1820. Boxed set of 179 bone alphabet tiles, comprising six copies of each letter (five of the letter B), plus three additional duplicates of the vowels and the letter Y, and six blanks. Each tile measuring about ¾ of an inch high, hand-carved and engraved with a capital.....
“Prepared to Give this Farmer Aid / With Basket, Barrel, Hook, and Spade”
New York: 1887. Pen and ink on stiff paper, image measuring 9.5 x 7.5 inches, mounted to original card measuring 12.75 x 9.5 inches. Signed in lower right image, abbreviated caption “Continue to aid the Farmer” and notes to printer penciled in lower margin of mount, verso with The Century.....
Miscellany Poems on Several Occasions. Written by a Lady
London: Printed for J.B. and Sold by Benj. Tooke at the Middle-Temple-Gate, William Taylor on Pater-Noster-Row, and James Round in Exchange Alley, Cornhil, 1713. Octavo, measuring 7.5 x 4.5 inches: , 390. Contemporary paneled calf, raised bands, spine compartments decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, edges.....
The Ladies Bill of Fare or a Copious Collection of Beaux (fan leaf)
London: G. Wilson, 14 February 1795. Stipple-engraved fan leaf, printed recto only, measuring 11 x 20.5 inches at the widest points. Illustrated with twelve hand-colored vignettes and a central Cupid device. Imprint added in manuscript. Unevenly trimmed, lightest edgewear.
“Swift, Swift the Great Twin Brethren Came Spurring from the East”
England: 1911. Watercolor and graphite on board, image measuring 12 x 9 inches, board 13.75 x 9.75 inches. Tipped to mat, 16 x 12 inches.
The Little Red Hen
[New York]: The Little Red Hen Press, 1970. Side-stapled mimeographed volume, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches. Pictorial cover and five leaves, printed recto only. Lightest edgewear.
“Blindfolded Justice Peeking”
New York: 1956. Pen and ink on onion skin paper, image measuring 4.5 x 3 inches on sheet measuring 9.75 x 7 inches, signed at lower right. Original stiff paper mount with toned cellotape at corners and sides, verso bearing The New Yorker department and copyright ink stamps. Penciled crop.....
New York: circa 1960. Mixed media with gouache, watercolor, ink, and collage on paper, measuring 23.75 x 18.50 inches, signed in image, lower right. Verso bears the artist's rough sketch of the composition. Minimal paper loss to left corner margins, hidden by mat, archival repair to upper right corner and.....
American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs; with: author's research archive of original Victorian fashion photographs
New York: Dover Publications, 1991. Single volume, measuring 12 x 9 inches: , 108. Original photo-pictorial wrappers, illustrated with photographs throughout text. Light shelfwear. Accompanied by archive of 285 original portrait photographs from the 1860s through the 1890s, 111 of which are reproduced in Dalrymple’s book: 2 tintypes and 109.....
Four glass plate negatives featuring women in picture hats
United States: circa 1900. Four glass plate negatives, measuring 7 x 5 inches each. Some emulsion chipping and discoloration to edges. Housed in an archival box.
“Movies, the Desperate Art” in The Berkley Book of Modern Writing, Number 3
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, (1956). Pocket paperback, measuring 6.5 x 4.25: , 216, . Original color-printed wrappers, priced at 50 cents. Lightest shelfwear, text block toned and brittle.
King Lear and His Three Daughters (broadside ballad)
[London]: Howard & Evans, circa 1810. Roughly trimmed oblong broadside, measuring 9.5 x 14 inches, printed recto only on grey paper. Illustrated with a woodcut vignette. General light creasing, a few small marginal chips, faint foxing.
Victorian Rebus New Year’s Greeting
No place: no date, circa 1890s. Coated ivory card with rounded corners, printed in chromolithography recto only, measuring 3.75 x 4.75 inches. Text printed in gold, all edges gilt. Lightest signs of handling.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (1963). Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: , 6-95. Original yellow pictorial boards stamped in blue and red, color pictorial endpapers, original color pictorial dust jacket. Line drawings, some in color, throughout text. Clipped lower front jacket flap, discreet archival tape repair to.....
Howard University and Associated Sponsors Present Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington
Washington, D.C. 1939. Concert program, measuring 9 x 6 inches, printed on a doubled sheet: . Lightest soiling, horizontal crease.
Les Talents ou Les Couronnes de la Jeunesse
Paris: Chez Lefeul, Librairie, . Eight 12mo volumes, measuring 6 x 4 inches: 40. Original glazed white pictorial boards, engraved and hand-colored. Hand-colored frontispieces, tissue-guarded. Set housed in original bisected box, hand-colored pictorial title with “Alph. Giroux et Cie” imprint mounted to lid, ornate gilt foil floral border to edges.....
Modern Nymphs: Being A Series of Fourteen Fashion Plates
London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1930. Tall slim folio, measuring 12.25 x 7.25 inches: 74. Original brown cloth spine lettered in gilt, patterned paper boards, text block uncut. Fourteen full-page plates hand-colored in pochoir. Book label of Cambridge bibliophiles Pamela and Raymond Lister to front pastedown. Light browning to.....
Elevated Subway Train at Night
New York: circa 1950. Mixed media with gouache, watercolor, and ink on paper, measuring 11 x 12.25 inches, signed in image, lower left. Some light age toning, tape remnants or ghosts of removal along edges, outside of visual field and crop marks.
Notre-Dame with Tourists
New York: 1966. Mixed media with gouache, watercolor, ink, and collage on paper, measuring 20 x 16 inches, signed in image, lower left. Some light age toning, tape remnants or ghosts of removal along edges, outside of visual field and crop marks.
Four titles from The Hump Tree Stories. Dickey Swift, the Squirrel: His Escape; Black Hawk, The Sky Pirate; Humper, The Green Worm; Black Brother
San Francisco: Paul Elder & Company, 1910. Four volumes, measuring 8 x 6.5 inches: , 10, ; , 6, ; , 9, ; , 8, . Publisher’s color pictorial side-stapled wrappers, spines hole-punched and bound together with linen cord as issued, pictorial endpapers printed in green. Cover illustrations, frontispieces, head-.....
Untitled (Surveillance is your busywork)
[New York City]: [Metropolitan Transportation Authority], . Offset lithograph printed in red, black, and white on heavy card, measuring 11 x 28 inches. One short closed tear to lower edge.
Nineteenth-century carved bone alphabet
England: nineteenth century. Complete bone alphabet, each carved letter measuring about ¾ of an inch high. Housed in contemporary wooden box with sliding lid, measuring 5.25 x 1.75 x 1.5 inches. Small loss to serif of letter “F.”.
Rossetti: A Critical Essay on his Art
London: Duckworth & Co., . Single volume, measuring 6 x 3.75 inches: xv, , 192, . Original olive green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, top edge gilt, title page printed in red and black. Monochrome reproductions of Rossetti’s paintings throughout text; publisher’s advertisements at rear. Ink inscription.....
Four-Way Blocks (Swiss version)
Zeiningen, Switzerland: Kurt Naef, circa 1965. Six wooden puzzle pieces, screenprinted in four colors, each piece measuring 8.25 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. “Spiel Naef / Swiss Made” printed at top lefthand corner of cat image. Light shelfwear.