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Victorian 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.”.
Complete set of American trade card templates satirizing the Aesthetic Movement, with additional printed example
United States: circa 1885. Seven color-printed pictorial trade cards, measuring 4 x 2.5 inches, printed recto only: a complete set of six blank templates, and a seventh example with printed advertisement. Lightest handling, tiny chip to upper corner of two cards.
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.
Album of original engineering drawings
United States: early twentieth century. Oblong album, measuring 8.5 x 12 inches: 43 manuscript leaves. Original brown pebbled cloth boards, titled “Plates” in gilt on front board. Drawings executed rectos only, in ink and watercolor, on Whatman Turkey Mill paper. Some dust-soiling to edges of early leaves, upper joint repaired.....
Hand-painted embroidery design depicting a parrot, a snail, and a lizard
France: nineteenth century. Original watercolor, executed on two sheets of printed “papier quadrillé” joined together, entire piece measuring 15 x 32 inches. Publisher information printed at base of sheets: “8 en 10: à Paris, chez CHAVANT & DESSAIGNE Rue Cléry, No 19 / No. 23.” Several pale pink areas where.....
Serigraph poster: four children
United States: Art and Production Department, CLC, circa 1970s. Screenprinted poster, measuring 40 x 25.75 inches, printed in turquoise and black on heavy stock. Small printer’s notice: “Designed and Produced by Art and Production Department, CLC,” followed by an indecipherable union label. Edgewear, several short closed tears. Archival drymount in.....
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.
Picture Posters to Color: Fruits and Vegetables
Chicago: Beckley-Cardy Company, 1951. Complete set of twelve black and white posters, measuring 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Housed in publisher’s pictorial envelope printed in black and red. Light wear and smudging to envelope, posters fine.
Fun with Scissors
Springfield, Massachusetts: Milton Bradley Company, circa 1910. Seven printed silhouette pattern sheets (one a duplicate), measuring 4 x 7.5 inches; twelve uncut sheets of glossy colored paper, measuring 5.5 x 8.25 inches; two cut scraps of glossy colored paper; thirteen shapes cut from cardboard; original pair of scissors. Housed in.....
Jeu des Antiques
Paris: chez Jean, rue St. Jean de Beauvais, No. 10, circa 1820. Engraved game board, printed recto only on a sheet measuring 19.5 x 22.5 inches, plate mark measuring 17 x 22 inches. Discoloration to margins from old mat, not affecting engraving; light edgewear.
MOTIVO (wooden puzzle)
Zeiningen, Switzerland: Kurt Naef, circa 1978. Eight wooden cubes, screenprinted in four colors, each measuring 1.25 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. “Naef / Swiss made” printed at base of leaf image. Lacking original box.
Serigraph poster for the Santa Fe Opera recording of The Mother of Us All
New York: New World Records, 1977. Promotional poster, measuring 36 x 24 inches, screenprinted in red, yellow, black, white, and purple. Three corners creased, several short closed tears to bottom edge.
Art Deco illustrations depicting the seasons of the year
Likely Chicago: late 1920s. Twelve color printed cards, most measuring 5.25 x 5.25 inches, the largest 6 x 5.25 inches, printed recto only. Lightest wear, with only a few stray marks and some faint ink bleed-through on versos. Tennis image with soft crease to upper right corner, hunting scene with.....
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-.....
Calliope or English Harmony. A Collection of the most Celebrated English and Scots Songs Neatly Engrav’d and Embelish’d with Designs adapted to the Subject of each Song taken from the Compositions of the Best Masters in the most Correct Manner with the thorough Bass and Transpositions for the Flute (proper for all Teachers, Scholars, and Lovers of Musick: Printed on a fine Paper on each side which renders the Undertaking more compleat than any thing of the kind ever Publish’d
London: Henry Roberts, 1739-. Two volumes, the first measuring 8.75 x 5.5 inches, the second 9.25 x 5.75 inches: [vi], 200; [vi], 200. Modern dark blue morocco over dark blue cloth boards, spines lettered and numbered in gilt. Frontispiece engraving in Volume I, with copy of that plate inserted after.....
Sweethearts; with: signed promotional broadside for “Jayne Anne Phillips Reading ‘Sweethearts’”
Carrboro, North Carolina: Truck Press, 1976. Single volume, measuring 10.75 x 6.75 inches: . Original buff photographic wrappers printed in black and sepia, blue endleaves, title page printed in blue and black, frontispiece and section titles printed in blue, author photograph printed in sepia. Signed by Phillips on title page.....
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.
Honey & Wax tote bag
Enviro-Tote, 2022. Heavyweight natural cotton tote bag, measuring 15 x 13 inches, printed with the Honey & Wax logo.
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.
WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) Object Assembly Test: Mannequin
New York City: The Psychological Corporation, circa 1950s. Two-dimensional wooden puzzle. Housed in original green cardboard box measuring 4 x 6.5 inches, printed in silver with manufacturer’s information and a capital letter M.