Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
CHRISTMAS BOOKS.
seller photo

CHRISTMAS BOOKS.

By Dickens, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall / Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876., 1876.. Very good. - Octavo, bound in three-quarter red morocco leather and marbled boards, titled and decorated in gilt between raised bands on the spine. All edges are marbled. The boards are rubbed with some minor scuffing to the leather and slight wear to the corners. 493 pages, illustrated with a frontispiece by John Leech, plus 4 plates & textual illustrations by Sir Edwin Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. There is evidence of early worming to the top and bottom of the hinges. An early owner's name is penned at the top of the half-title and the pages are very slightly toned. Very good. Five Christmas books by Charles Dickens in one volume. The contents consists of: "A Christmas Carol", "The Chimes", "The Cricket on the Hearth", "The Battle of Life", and "The Haunted Man", all with textual illustrations by Sir Edwin Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. "A Christmas Carol" is further illustrated with 3 plates by Leech and "The Chimes" is also further illustrated with a plate by Maclise.

$350.00

CHRISTMAS STORIES from \
seller photo

CHRISTMAS STORIES from "Household Words" and "All the Year Round".

By Dickens, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall / Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876., 1876.. Very good. - Octavo, bound in three-quarter red morocco leather and marbled boards, titled and decorated in gilt between raised bands on the spine. All edges are marbled. The boards are rubbed with some minor scuffing to the leather. There is evidence of minor early worming to the joints. 709 pages, illustrated with 14 full-page plates, including a frontispiece. There is evidence of early worming to the top and bottom of the hinges. An early owner's name is penned at the top of the half-title and the pages are very slightly toned. Very good. Fifteen Christmas stories by Charles Dickens in one volume. The contents consists of: "The Seven Poor Travellers", "The Holly-Tree", "The Wreck of the Golden Mary", "The Perils of Certain English Prisoners", "Going Into Society", "The Haunted House", "A Message from the Sea", "Tom Tiddler's Ground", "Somebody's Luggage", "Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings", "Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy", "Doctor Marigold", "Two Ghost Stories", "Mugby Junction", and "No Thoroughfare".

$250.00

AN ARTIST\'S AMERICA.
seller photo

AN ARTIST'S AMERICA.

By Albert, Michael.

New York: Henry Holt and Company, (2008)., (2008).. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MICHAEL ALBERT WITH ORIGINAL DRAWINGS - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], color pictorial boards in a matching dust wrapper. The top corners of the covers are bumped & the top corners of the dust jacket's panels are lightly creased. 48 pages. Profusely illustrated in color. Very good. First edition.Boldly inscribed and signed by the artist. The inscription, which fills the front endpaper, reads "4 Aliah -- / Best wishes / Michael Albert / 2009". It incorporates two sketches of fantastical heads with thought bubbles emanating from them ["Follow your Art! / Sir Real" and "There's No Place Like Home!"] Albert was the originator of "Sir Real", a brand of organic orange juice which is distributed nationwide.Michael Albert [b. 1966] is a pop artist who combines his style of art with his recycling philosophy by creating collages from consumer packaging, old photographs and discarded cardboard. He shares his vision of American popular culture through his personal interpretations of such events as the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address.

$45.00

THE COURTIN\'.
seller photo

THE COURTIN'.

By (Homer, Winslow). Lowell, James Russell.

Boston, MA: James R. Osgood and Company, 1874., 1874.. Good. - Small quarto [9-3/4 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide], reddish brown cloth with a raised cover illustration in black & white on a gilt ground within a decorative gilt frame. All the edges are gilt. The binding is rubbed, affecting the cover illustration, and with the cloth at the corners of the covers rubbed away. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & frayed. Unnumbered pages printed on one side only. Extra decorative title page and 7 heliotype plates illustrating silhouettes by Winslow Homer, with tissue guards. The book is cracked at the decorative title. A previous owner's name is penned at the top of the decorative title & a bold ink inscription fills most of the verso of the front endpaper. There is occasional foxing. Good. First edition.

$75.00

FLETCHER AND ZENOBIA SAVE THE CIRCUS.
seller photo

FLETCHER AND ZENOBIA SAVE THE CIRCUS.

By (Chess, Victoria). Gorey, Edward.

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1971)., (1971).. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 8 inches high by 7 inches wide], color pictorial boards in a matching dust wrapper. The tail of the spine is slightly rubbed. The dust jacket is lightly chipped with a small area of soiling to its rear panel. 63 pages. 14 full-page color illustrations and textual illustrations in black & white by Victoria Chess. There is some light offsetting to the front pastedown & endpaper with a previous owner's ink name on the pastedown. Very good First edition.

$45.00

TARZAN OF THE APES.
seller photo

TARZAN OF THE APES.

By (Hogarth, Burne). Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Hodes, Robert M.; adapter.

New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1972)., (1972).. Good. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], lime green cloth in a dust wrapper. The spine is faded with its head slightly chipped. There are a few small stains to the covers. The extremities of the dust jacket and the head & tail of its spine are chipped with some light soiling & staining to its rear panel. 32 pages & profuse color comic strips by Burne Hogarth plus colophon. There is some light foxing to the colophon. Very good in a good dust wrapper. p>First edition, first printing.Burroughs' original text is adapted by Robert M. Hodes. The introduction is by Maurice Horn.

$25.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF "AMERICAN ARTIST" SIGNED BY THE WOOD ENGRAVER & ILLUSTRATOR FRITZ EICHENBERG.
seller photo

AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF "AMERICAN ARTIST" SIGNED BY THE WOOD ENGRAVER & ILLUSTRATOR FRITZ EICHENBERG.

By Eichenberg, Fritz (1901-1990). German-American wood engraver & illustrator.

New York, NY, circa [1960]., [1960].. Very good. - Over 100 words penned on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "The Pratt Graphic Art Center" creamy white stationery with the Center's name and address printed in black & red in the top left column. Writing to the editor of American Artist magazine, the founder of the Pratt Graphic Art Center, Fritz Eichenberg expresses his gratitude for "the splendid article on the PGAC". He goes on to say that the article "... really covered intelligently and discerningly all phases of our many activities, and it will help us, no doubt, in our future efforts to spread the gospel of printmaking all over the world...." Signed "Fritz E." The letter has been heavily edited in red ink by Norman Kent, the editor of American Artist, for publication in the magazine. Several words are crossed out and the magazine's name is penned in for clarity at the end of a sentence. "Pratt Center" has been penned in at the top, the last 6 lines have been circled and crossed out in pencil and Fritz Eichenberg's full name subsequently penned in blue ink by the editor at the bottom. The letter has been folded for mailing with minor creases to the edges and staple holes at top left. Very good. The German-American illustrator and art educator Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) is best known for his wood engravings. His best-known works reflected on religion, social justice and nonviolence. A critic of the German government and its policies in the 1930's, he emigrated to New York and taught at the New School for Social Research and the Pratt Institute. After teaching at the institute for over 9 years, he founded The Pratt Graphic Art Center in 1956, serving as it's director until 1972. Throughout his career Eichenberg contributed illustrations to periodicals, including the "Catholic Worker" and "The Nation" and illustrated numerous books, including works by Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Poe and Swift. Eichenberg was part of the WPA's Federal Arts Project.

$75.00

LE BATEAU IVRE. Avec sept eaux-fortes de Jan Mensinga.

By Mensinga, Jan Roelf (1924-1998); Rimbaud, Arthur.

Netherlands: Selas of America. [1971]., [1971].. Very good. LIMITED EDITION OF 20 "HORS COMMERCE" COPIES WITH SEVEN SIGNED ETCHINGS BY JAN ROELF MENSINGA. - Oblong folio, 12-1/2 inches high by 16-1/4 inches wide. A hardcover portfolio with 7 folded sheets with introductory text and the poem by Arthur Rimbaud and 7 superb full-page etchings signed & numbered by Jan Roelf Mensinga, laid loose as issued in a dark red cloth portfolio by H. Eppinga. The edges of the portfolio's front cover are dampstained and the bottom edge of the cover is faded. The contents are in exceptionally bright condition. <p>Of a total edition of 170 copies, this is number 18 of 20 "hors Commerce" copies, with the signed plates signed and numbered "18/XX" in pencil. The portfolio is additionally numbered "XVIII" in pencil on the colophon.<p>Each of Mensinga's fine etchings is signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.<p>The text includes an introduction by J. Voogd.<p>The colophon reads as follows: "Les sept eaux-fortes de M. Jan Mensinga ont ete imprimees a la main sur papier Hahnemuhle-Butten par M. Piet Clement. La composition typographique du texte et son impression ont ete soignees par l'imprimerie Confiance, selon les indications de M. Alje Olthof. Le carton est l'oeuvre de M. H. Eppinga." "Le present exemplaire est le numero XVIII d'un tirage de 150 esemplaires.<p>RARE.

$250.00

LE BESTIAIRE / Ou Cortege d'Orphee.

By (Dufy, Raoul). Apollinaire, Guillaume.

New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1977)., (1977).. Very good. - Quarto [13-1/4 inches high by 10-1/8 inches wide], white buckram titled in gilt on the spine. The book is housed in a blue paper covered slipcase with a printed paper label on the spine & a black-and-white pictorial label on the front panel. The spine & extremities of the slipcase are faded. There are some white marks to the rear panel & a light stain to the label. Title, half-title & [iii] pages plus unpaginated facsimile. The poems & Raoul Dufy's black-and-white woodcut illustrations are printed on one side of the leaves only, with the translations on the versos. Fine in a very good slipcase. <p>Printed by the Stinehour Press.<p> Illustrated with woodcuts by Raoul Dufy. (Facsimile). Translations by Lauren Shakely.

$25.00

AN ALMANAC OF COLLEGE DOINGS.
seller photo

AN ALMANAC OF COLLEGE DOINGS.

By (Otto, Max). Winslow, Horatio.

Milwaukee, WI: Vivian Thayer, 1909., 1909.. Good. - Quarto [approximately 12-1/2 inches high by 10 inches wide] softcover bound into brown pictorial wrappers with brown cord, with an illustration of a gentleman student in a three-piece suit & beret on the front cover. The edges of the wraps are creased & chipped with short tears & a few small pieces out. Half-title, title, [1] leaf & [48] pages printed on heavy cream stock. Illustrated in black & cream by Max Otto with head- and tail-pieces & a 7-1/2 inch by 7 inch illustration for each month. The corners of the first 5 leaves are creased with 2 top corners lightly chipped. Good. <p>First edition.<p>The almanac is dedicated in verse to the University of Wisconsin. Each month has a prose introduction "by our own little Astrologer" followed by a page of verses by Horatio Winslow and a calendar for the month below an illustration by Max Otto.<p>Scarce. WorldCat locates 5 copies.

$85.00

STORIES FROM WAGNER. Told Through the Ages. By F. Walker McSpadden.
seller photo

STORIES FROM WAGNER. Told Through the Ages. By F. Walker McSpadden.

By (Wagner, Richard). McSpadden, F. Walker.

London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1912., 1912.. Very good. - Octavo, 7-3/4 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide. Three-quarter red calf with decorative red cloth, titled in gilt with gilt decorations between raised bands on the spine. The top edge is gilt. The covers are lightly rubbed. [ii], xiv, 231 & [i] pages plus 8 pages of publisher's ads. Illustrated with 16 full-page black-and-white plates, including the frontispiece. There is minor wear to the bottom of the front and rear hinges. The book's fore-edge and bottom edge are foxed and there is some minor occasional foxing to the contents. An early owner's holograph presentation label is mounted on the front endpaper and his name is stamped on the front pastedown. Very good. <p>The chapters are titled "The Ring of the Curse" with it's 4 sub-chapters being "The Rhine-Gold", "The War Maidens", "Siegfried the Fearless" and "The Downfall of the Gods". The subsequent stories from Wagner's operas are titled "Parsifal the Pure", "Lohengrin the Swan Knight", "Tannhauser the Knight of Song", "The Master Singers", "Rienzi the Last of the Tribunes", "The Flying Dutchman" and "Tristan and Isolde".

$75.00

SUBVERSE: Rhymes for Our Times.
seller photo

SUBVERSE: Rhymes for Our Times.

By (Osborn, Robert). Mannes, Marya.

New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1959., 1959.. Good. INSCRIBED TO CZECH AMERICAN ACTOR GEORGE [JIRI] VOSKOVEC BY MARYA MANNES AND SIGNED BY HER - Small quarto [approximately [10 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide], cream boards backed with black cloth & titled in gilt on the spine with a vignette in black by Robert Osborn on the front cover. The edges of the boards are discolored & their corners are chipped. There is an area of very light staining to each board with a tiny brown mark to the front cover. The titling is slightly faded. 144 pages. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Robert Osborn. The contents are very good. Good. <p>First edition.<p>Inscribed to Czech American actor and playwright George [Jiri] Voskovec in the year of publicarion: "To George Voskovec / with admiration / Marya Mannes / April 1959".<p>Nearly all Mannes' verses originally appeared in the Reporter magazine under the pseudonym "Sec".<p>Jiri [George] Voskovec was born Jiri Wachsmann [1905-1981]. He was a much revered Czech actor and playwright. After World War 1 Voskovec appeared with Jan Werich [1905-1980] as one of a comic duo in the tradition of Laurel and Hardy. "Together with Jaroslav Jezek, the father of Czech jazz, they moulded dadaism, circus, jazz, Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and American vaudeville into a new art form. They created a new form of intellectual political musical." - [Josef Skvorecky: "All the Bright Young Men and Women"]. Having created a sensation with their "Vest Pocket Revue" in April 1927, V + W were invited to join the Devetsil theatre group in May. In 1929 they renamed the group "Liberated Theatre" ["Osvobozene Divadlo"] and they took over every element of the productions. During the 1930s the productions of V + W became increasingly anti-fascist and their "Liberated Theatre" was eventually forced to close in 1938. The following year they fled to the United States. After World War 2 Voskovec settled permanently in the U.S. and Werich returned to Czechoslovakia. Both actors went on to have long careers in film, Voskovec appearing in 72 movies and Werich in more than 50. Four of their stage works were made into films: "Powder and Gasoline" [1931], "Your Money or Your Life" [1932], "Heave-ho" [1934], and "The World Belongs to Us" [1937]. Voskovec is known for his role as Juror #11 in "12 Angry Men".

$75.00

LITTLE SISTER SNOW. By Frances Little. Author of "The Lady of the Decorations". With Illustrations by Genjiro Kataoka.

By (Kataoka, Genjiro). Little, Frances.

New York: The Century Co., 1909., 1909.. Very good. FIRST EDITION ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 COLOR PLATES BY GENJIRO KATAOKA - Octavo, pictorial light gray cloth titled & illustrated in gilt & teal blue on gray on the front cover and the spine. The covers are lightly rubbed and soiled. 141 pages, illustrated with 12 color plates by Kataoka Genjiro. The front hinge is cracked opposite the title page. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>A charming tale about a young Japanese woman.

$10.00

AN ORIGINAL PEN-AND-INK DRAWING of THE CARTOON CHARACTER HAZEL, INSCRIBED to DOUG & SIGNED by the CARTOONIST TED KEY.
seller photo

AN ORIGINAL PEN-AND-INK DRAWING of THE CARTOON CHARACTER HAZEL, INSCRIBED to DOUG & SIGNED by the CARTOONIST TED KEY.

By Key, Ted (1912-2008). American cartoonist and writer, best known as the creator of the cartoon panel "Hazel", later the basis for a television series of the same name.

July 21, 1976., 1976.. Very good. - A large original pen-and-ink drawing of cartoonist Ted Key's character Hazel on 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide creamy white paper. The drawing depicts Key's bossy household maid Hazel standing with one arm raised high, the other on her hip. The drawing is boldly inscribed as if Hazel has spoken the words "Love That Doug!" at top left of the image. The sketch is dated at bottom right "July 21, 1976" and further inscribed & signed "Best wishes to Doug! / Ted Key & Hazel" across the bottom. The corners and edges are lightly creased and there are two vertical creases down the page. Very good. <p>Ted Key [1912-2008], born Theodore Keyser, was an American cartoonist and writer. The single panel cartoon "Hazel" was his most famous creation. "Hazel" is said to have come to him in 1943 in a dream, which he drew the next morning and sent to the Saturday Evening Post, where it was accepted and began running regularly. Key later adapted his comic panel into the television show "Hazel" starring Shirley Booth.

$75.00

AN ORIGINAL DRAWING of THE CARTOON CHARACTER HAZEL, INSCRIBED to DONNA & SIGNED by the CARTOONIST TED KEY.
seller photo

AN ORIGINAL DRAWING of THE CARTOON CHARACTER HAZEL, INSCRIBED to DONNA & SIGNED by the CARTOONIST TED KEY.

By Key, Ted (1912-2008). American cartoonist and writer, best known as the creator of the cartoon panel "Hazel", later the basis for a television series of the same name.

Circa [1976]., [1976].. Very good. - A large original pen-and-ink drawing of cartoonist Ted Key's character Hazel on 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide creamy white paper. The drawing depicts Key's bossy household maid Hazel from the waist up, smiling with hands on her hip. The drawing is boldly inscribed as if Hazel has spoken the words "Love That Donna!" at top left of the image and further inscribed & signed "Best wishes to Donna! / Ted Key & Hazel" across the bottom. The corners and edges are lightly creased and there are two vertical creases down the page. Very good. <p>Ted Key [1912-2008], born Theodore Keyser, was an American cartoonist and writer. The single panel cartoon "Hazel" was his most famous creation. "Hazel" is said to have come to him in 1943 in a dream, which he drew the next morning and sent to the Saturday Evening Post, where it was accepted and began running regularly. Key later adapted his comic panel into the television show "Hazel" starring Shirley Booth.

$75.00

THE SPICE OF LIFE.
seller photo

THE SPICE OF LIFE.

By (White and Allen).

New York and London: White and Allen, (1888)., (1888).. Good. - Oblong small quarto [8-3/8 inches high by 10-1/4 inches wide], black cloth titled in blind with a vignette in gilt on the front cover. All the edges are gilt. The binding is rubbed. The head & tail of the spine are chipped with fraying to the tail. The top corners of the covers are bumped & the cloth is worn away from the top & bottom corners. 64 pages. There is occasional light soiling. Good. <p>First edition.<p>A nineteenth-century book of cartoons.

$45.00

THE BLESSED DAMOZEL.
seller photo

THE BLESSED DAMOZEL.

By (Woodroffe, Paul). Rossetti, Dante Gabriel.

Philadelphia, PA: David Mckay, circa [1916]., [1916].. Very good. - 12mo [approximately 6 inches high by 3-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative stiff paper wrappers with a small color illustration mounted on the front cover. The spine is creased, slightly affecting the titling & the head of the spine is chipped. 27 pages plus 1-page publisher's catalog & colophon. Color pictorial title, 3 color plates & cover illustration by Paul Woodroffe. Very good. <p>Paul Woodroffe [1875-1954] had his first illustrated book, "Ye Booke of Nursery Rhymes", published in 1895 while he was still a student at the Slade School of Fine Art. On leaving the Slade he concentrated on further book illustration and then on stained glass. He was to work with illustrated books and stained-glass windows for the rest of his life. The Pre-Raphaelites were a major influence on his art.

$50.00

SINE: BILLEDBOG 1.
seller photo

SINE: BILLEDBOG 1.

By Sine, Bob [Sinet, Maurice].

Copenhagen: Hans Reitzel/Thanning & Appel, 1966., 1966.. - Small quarto [10 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover. The contents are laid into black wrappers with an image of a green leaf on the front cover. The book is housed in a plain cardboard folding slipcase with "Sine" printed in black on the front panel. There is some light creasing to the top & bottom edges of the wraps. The case is slightly darkened around the edges & there is a tiny tear to its rear panel. 34 pink leaves, (including half-title, title & 30 illustrations). 32 of the leaves are laid loose in the portfolio as issued. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>Billedbog 1 is a sequence of ingenious sexually explicit and often political cartoons calculated to offend the unwary.<p>French cartoonist Maurice Sinet [1928-2016] used the pseudonym Bob Sine. A series of drawings of cats was his breakthrough work. He then began working as a political cartoonist for L'Express, and later started his own publication Sine Massacre. A controversial anarchist, his anti-colonialism, anti-capitalism and anti-clericalism often got him into trouble. He was accused of anti-Semitism and fired for an article and cartoons in the magazine Charlie Hebdo referring to the marriage of Jean Sarkozy [son of then French President Nicholas Sarkozy] to a Jewish heiress. In 2010 he won a lawsuit against the publisher for wrongful termination.

$35.00

A SELECTION OF WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY IMRE REINER. Introductory Biography by Abel Pokorny and Appreciations of the Artist's Wood Engravings as Book Illustrations by Eleanor Steiner-Prag and Paul Standard.

By (Reiner, Imre). Pokorny, Abel; Steiner-Prag, Eleanor; Standard, Paul.

Chicago, IL: Apprentice House, 1964., 1964.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial tan and black wraps. [20] pages plus profuse full-page black-and-white illustrations from wood engravings by Imre Reiner with captions on the facing pages. The illustration section of the book is lightly cracked in several places. Good. <p>Limited edition of 1,000 copies with the typographic design and binding "by the two surviving founders of Apprentice House, Albert Kner and R. Hunter Middleton."

$10.00

THE GENESEE COUNTRY & the Western New York through which the Genesee so proudly Flows--Being a Brief Discourse on an Exceedingly Fair & Gentle Land.
seller photo

THE GENESEE COUNTRY & the Western New York through which the Genesee so proudly Flows--Being a Brief Discourse on an Exceedingly Fair & Gentle Land.

By (Kent, Norman). Hungerford, Edward.

New York: The Gallery Press, 1946., 1946.. Very good. - Small octavo [approximately 7 inches high by 5 inches wide], pictorial boards in dark & light olive green in the original glassine. The glassine is darkened & chipped. 22 & [1] pages. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of black-and-white linoleum cuts and woodcuts by Norman Kent. There is a light vertical crease to the front endpaper. Near fine in a fair dust wrapper. <p>A printed notice from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, which is laid in, states that this book "is presented to Institute Members as Keepsake No. 80 through the generosity of The Gallery Press / Paper, Plates and Printing / J. F. Tapley Company / Binding. The original relief prints reproduced in this book were made by Norman Kent during his residence in Rochester and Geneva, New York, between the years 1930-1942."

$10.00

Next >