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AUTOGRAPH NOTE, SIGNED by American illustrator CHARLES LIVINGSTON BULL.
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AUTOGRAPH NOTE, SIGNED by American illustrator CHARLES LIVINGSTON BULL.

By Bull, Charles Livingston (1874-1932). American illustrator, popular for his drawings of wildlife.

Circa [1920's]., [1920's].. Very good. - Five words penned by Charles Livingston Bull with his signature on 2 inch high by 3 inch wide card stock. Sending a sample of his signature, Bull writes: "I sign my pictures thus / Charles Livingston / Bull". Very good. The American illustrator Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932) is best known for his illustrations of wildlife. Bull started his career preparing animals for mounting at Rochester's Ward's Museum before working as a taxidermist specializing in the anatomy of birds and animals. He designed recruiting posters during the first World War. Subsequently, living near the Bronx Zoo he had ample opportunity to sketch those animals and made several trips to study wildlife in Central and South America. He wrote and illustrated "Under the Roof of the Jungle" and illustrated a number of Jack London's books including "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang". He also illustrated Archibald Rutledge's "Old Plantation Days", Charles G.D. Robert's "The Hunters of the Silences" and many more.

$25.00

SONGS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY: Time the Weekly Newsmagazine Presents a Selection of Revolutionary Favorites.
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SONGS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY: Time the Weekly Newsmagazine Presents a Selection of Revolutionary Favorites.

By (Davis, Paul). Bangs, Edward; Dickinson, John; et al.

(New York): Time, [1976]., [1976].. Very good. - Quarto [11-5/8 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover. Four songs are laid into a gray stiff paper portfolio in French fold printed in blue. The portfolio is very lightly rubbed with the bottom corners slightly creased. There is a publisher's note printed in blue on its inside front cover. Each of the 4 songs consists of a sheet of cream paper folded once to form 4 sides. Each includes a bright color illustration by Paul Davis on the first side, followed by the words and music of the song with a note on the origins of the song on the 4th side. There is some light staining or foxing to the 4th side of each song with a small chip to the front margin of 1 illustration. A red, white & blue ribbon, which is used to hold the songs in place, is stapled to the inside rear cover of the portfolio. Very good. The songs are "Yankee Doodle", "The Liberty Song", "What a Court Hath Old England" and "Ode for American Independence". The publisher notes that the songs were originally published as broadsides and were immensely popular throughout the Colonies during the Revoluionary years and the early days of the Republic.

$45.00

LU-LU NO.2: MONKEY BUSINESS! [Erotic cartoon pulp magazine].
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LU-LU NO.2: MONKEY BUSINESS! [Erotic cartoon pulp magazine].

[Chicago, Illinois], [1948]., [1948].. Good. - Octavo, 10 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in pictorial red wrappers illustrated in black, white & red on the front and rear covers. The covers are soiled and the spine is rubbed. The original owner has penned the date "5-8-48" with his initials at the top right corner of the front cover as well as at the top of the first page. 68 pages, including the covers, each illustrated with a full-page risque cartoon by Don Ulsh, Roesler, Fahsel, J.A. Patterson, "Doc" Doyle, Bruce Patterson, and others. The edges of the pages are darkened and the top right corner lightly chipped. There is a short tear to the top edge of one leaf. Good. The second issue of this risque illustrated book of spicy cartoons and comic strips.RARE.

$150.00

MARTY THE MAN FROM MARS FUN MASK: An original unused vintage WHEATIES cereal box CUT-OUT MASK.
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MARTY THE MAN FROM MARS FUN MASK: An original unused vintage WHEATIES cereal box CUT-OUT MASK.

By (Johnson, Fridolf).

General Mills, [1948]., [1948].. Very good. - An original 10 inch high by 12-3/8 inch wide cut-out mask printed in orange and black on an unused rear cover and sides of a Wheaties cereal box designed by Fridolf Johnson. This rear cover is illustrated with an orange, black & blue mask of "Marty the man from Mars" with instructions on "how to cut and fold" printed on one of the side panels and a blurb listing the vitamins and minerals in the cereal while touting the health benefits of "Wheaties 'Breakfast of Champions'". Slightly soiled with minor foxing. The top left corner is slightly creased. There are tape remnants at the corners and center of the verso with a strip of the backing rubbed away along one side likely due to having been mounted in a scrapbook. The side panels appear to never have been folded along the grooved gutters. Very good. From the estate of the artist & commercial designer Fridolf Johnson, the graphic artist who designed this Wheaties cereal box.Starting in 1947, Wheaties offered a series of approximately 60 cut-out masks printed on the box.An illustrator and artist as well as a fine pressman Fridolf Johnson was an editor of American Artist Magazine until his retirement in the 1970's. As a graphic artist, he designed title panels for Hollywood movies and art & typography for advertising as well as dust jacket illustrations. He wrote and illustrated his own children's books in addition to other works. He compiled and edited the Knopf book "Rockwell Kent: An Anthology of His Work" and the significant Dover reference work "A Treasury of Bookplates From the Renaissance to the Present".

$35.00

ILLUSTRATED CHRISTMAS GREETINGS INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR PAUL RABUT.
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ILLUSTRATED CHRISTMAS GREETINGS INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR PAUL RABUT.

By Rabut, Paul. (1914-1983). American artist and illustrator.

(1945)., (1945).. Very good. - A 10-3/4 inch by 6-1/2 inch wide print in black on cream-colored paper depicting the Madonna standing in the bombed-out ruins of a church, holding the baby Jesus in the folds of her robe. "Peace on Earth is printed above the image and "Christmas Greetings from Paul Rabut" below it. At the foot of the sheet the artist has added in ink: "And May 1946 Be a Truly Happy New Year for All! Paul Rabut". The top edge of the print is slightly darkened from offsetting & soiled and there are tiny remnants of paper & 2 glue stains to the verso where the drawing was apparently once mounted to a card. Very good. American artist and illustrator Paul Rabut studied at the College of the City of New York, the Art School of the National Academy of Design, the Grand Central Art School and the Art Students League. He was widely exhibited and won awards for both editorial and advertising illustrations. Characteristically he researched the subject matter of his assignments so thoroughly that he became an authority on United States history, logging, Northwest Indian culture and artifacts and other primitive art--Oceanic, pre-Colombian, and especially African wood carvings and masks. He was a consultant for collectors and galleries on the subject of primitive art and had one of the finest private collections in the country.

$50.00

SELF-PORTRAIT. BOOK PEOPLE PICTURE THEMSELVES. From the Collection of Burt Britton.

By Britton, Burt.

New York: Random House, (1976)., (1976).. Good. INSCRIBED & SIGNED WITH A SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCH BY THE AUTHOR BURT BRITTON - Oblong octavo, 6-1/8 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in white & black wraps printed in red, white, black & yellow. The covers are slightly soiled and rubbed with creases to the corners and edges and a short tear at bottom left of the front cover. [xvi], 271 & [1] pages, with over 630 black & white illustrations, including self-portraits by Edward Abbey, Berenice Abbott, Kobo Abe, Richard Avedon, James Baldwin, Jorge Luis Borges, Paul Bowles, Brassai, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Malcolm Cowley, Patti Smith, among hundreds of others. The edges of the book are foxed. Good. <p>First paperback edition.<p>Inscribed by Burt Britton and his wife Korby to the artist Ron Mallory whose self-portrait is depicted on page 245 of the book. The inscription is illustrated with an original self-portrait sketch by Burt Britton depicting smoke rising from a cigarette nearly hidden by the dark beard & hair which otherwise covers his face.

$25.00

ODD WHIMS AND MISCELLANIES. By Humphrey Repton, Esq. (Volume 1 only).
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ODD WHIMS AND MISCELLANIES. By Humphrey Repton, Esq. (Volume 1 only).

By Repton, Humphrey.

London: Printed for William Miller, by W. Bulmer & Co., 1804., 1804.. Fair. ILLUSTRATED WITH 5 HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS - Octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide. Bound in full brown calf with raised bands on the spines and with gilt ruled frames on the covers. The covers are rubbed and scuffed and the leather is split along the top and bottom of the front joint. The spine labels have perished. xii, [ii] & 171 pages, illustrated with 5 hand-colored aquatint plates by J. Stadler after drawings by Repton. Pages 129 through 144 are misbound between pages 160 and 161. The hinges are cracked and the front cover and spine have pulled away from the text block. The chipped front endpaper is detached. There are otherwise only minor flaws internally and this complete volume is well worth rebinding. First edition. The rare Large Paper Copy.Volume 1 only of a 2 volume set, complete in and of itself, with amusing essays and dialogues by Humphrey Repton.From the library of the esteemed collector and first president of the Grolier Club Robert Hoe with his attractive gilt decorated leather book label mounted on the front pastedown.The 5 hand-colored aquatints consist of: "A view of Life & the Mountain of Calamity", "The Hall of Silence", "1745 - 1787-1804", "The Bashful Man", and "The Friar's Tale".

$75.00

LA BELLE CAPTIVE.
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LA BELLE CAPTIVE.

By (Magritte, Rene). Robbe-Grillet, Alain.

Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, (1995)., (1995).. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], black cloth in a dust wrapper. The bottom corners of the covers are slightly rubbed. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed. xv & 230 pages plus colophon. Profuse full-page illustrations by Rene Magritte. Very good. First edition.Translated with an essay by Ben Stoltzfus,

$16.50

ORIGINAL DRAWING ON A CARD OF COMIC-STRIP CHARACTER JOE JINKS SIGNED BY CARTOONIST HENRY FORMHALS.
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ORIGINAL DRAWING ON A CARD OF COMIC-STRIP CHARACTER JOE JINKS SIGNED BY CARTOONIST HENRY FORMHALS.

By Formhals, Henry. (1908-1981). American cartoonist best known for his work on the comic strip "Freckles and his Friends". He worked on the "Joe Jinks" comic strip in the 1940s and '50s.

Altadena, CA: November 23, 1943., 1943.. Very good. - Original sketch penned in black ink on a 5-3/4 inch high by 3-3/8 inch wide cream-colored card of the head of comic-strip character Joe Jinks titled below the image "Hi, There! --Best Wishes from Joe Jinks". Signed in capital letters "And Henry Formhals". Together with a mailing envelope addressed in Formhals' hand. The card is near fine. The sketch portrays Joe Jinks with wide eyes, wayward tufts of hair, a bulbous nose and a toothbrush mustache; he is smoking a cigar. The envelope is addressed to James A. Bowman, a teacher who collected autographed items for his class. Formhals has crossed out the Los Angeles return address on his personalized envelope and written in an Altadena address.Henry Formhals [1908-1981] was an American cartoonist best known for his work on the comic strip "Freckles and His Friends", beginning in 1935. From the early 1940s until 1953 he also worked on the "Joe Jinks" comic strip.

$50.00

PEN-AND-INK COLONEL MCCOSMIC CARTOON SIGNED BY AMERICAN EDITORIAL CARTOONIST CECIL JENSEN TOGETHER WITH A SIGNED MAILING ENVELOPE.
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PEN-AND-INK COLONEL MCCOSMIC CARTOON SIGNED BY AMERICAN EDITORIAL CARTOONIST CECIL JENSEN TOGETHER WITH A SIGNED MAILING ENVELOPE.

By Jensen, Cecil. (1902-1976). American editorial cartoonist.

Chicago, IL: May 13, 1944., 1944.. Very good. - Pen-and-ink drawing of his "Colonel McCosmic" cartoon character on an approximately 3-1/2 inch high by 2-3/8 inch wide piece of cream colored card, signed "Cecil Jensen" below the image. Together with a Chicago Daily News enveloped signed "Cecil Jensen" above the paper's printed address. Near fine. The envelope is addressed to James A. Bowman, a teacher who collected autographed items for his class. The cartoon, a caricature of Chicago Tribune publisher Colonel McCormick, is the American counterpart of England's Colonel Blimp. The head-and-shoulders cartoon portrait is characterized by a pudding-bowl hat, eyeglasses, whiskers and a very large chin.American cartoonist Cecil Jensen [1902-1976] studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to California and worked at The Los Angeles Illustrated Daily News, eventually as an editorial cartoonist. In 1928 he returned to Chicago where he was the editorial cartoonist at The Chicago Daily News, His Colonel McCosmic cartoons were published during World War Ii. After the war he started the comic strips Syncopating Sue and Elmo and Debbie. The latter was renamed "Little Debbie" and became its most popular title, running until 1962.

$75.00

AN ORIGINAL PEN & INK SKETCH of his comic strip character \
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AN ORIGINAL PEN & INK SKETCH of his comic strip character "LITTLE MARY MIXUP" together with a TYPED LETTER SIGNED "B" by R.M. BRINKERHOFF enclosing the sketch.

By Brinkerhoff, R.M. (1880-1958). American political cartoonist and illustrator who created the comic strip character "Little Mary Mixup", a teenager who fought the Nazis throughout the Second World War.

New York, January 15, 1944., 1944.. Very good. - Over 30 words typed on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "United Features Syndicate" stationery. In his brief letter addressed to "Mr Bowman", R.M. Brinkerhoff requests that, if the recipient sees R.M.'s cousin "Jimmy Love", he should "give him my love. I'm mighty fond of him" and mentions that there is a "small sketch enclosed". Signed "B". The letter is folded for mailing with a tiny hole to the top left. Very good, together with the original mailing envelope.Enclosed with the letter is an original pen & ink sketch of his comic strip character "Little Mary Mixup" on a 2-1/2 inch high by 3-1/2 inch wide card. "Hello Mr Bowman" is penned in a balloon at right with R.M. Brinkerhoff's name and the date "Jan-15-44" penned along the bottom. There is minor soiling to the top right and bottom left corners. Near fine. The American cartoonist Robert Moore Brinkerhoff (1880-1958) began his career as a political cartoonist for the Toledo Ohio newspapers "The Blade" and the "Cincinnati Leader and Post". Moving to New York, he created the comic strip "Little Mary Mixup" for the New York Evening World. Initially a gag-a-day strip featuring a mischievous 9 year old girl the strip changed as the years went by and, by the time of the second World War, Mary had grown into an adventurous teenager who participated in the war effort and fought the Nazis in what had become an adventure strip with continuing plot lines.

$95.00

SIGNATURE ON A CARD OF CARTOONIST LES FORGRAVE, CREATOR OF THE BIG SISTER COMIC STRIP, WITH A SECOND SIGNATURE ON A MAILING ENVELOPE.
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SIGNATURE ON A CARD OF CARTOONIST LES FORGRAVE, CREATOR OF THE BIG SISTER COMIC STRIP, WITH A SECOND SIGNATURE ON A MAILING ENVELOPE.

By Forgrave, Leslie. Cartoonist who created the newspaper comic strip "Big Sister" and drew it from 1928 to 1954.

Chapel Hill, NC: October 11, 1943., 1943.. Very good. - A printed 3-3/8 inch high by 2-1/2 inch wide card, illustrated with a Forgrave cartoon, is signed in black ink below the printed image "Les Forgrave". Together with the mailing envelope which is also signed "Les Forgrave" on the verso. The envelope is lightly soiled. The card is in fine condition. Forgrave is sending the signed card illustrated with the printed head-and-shoulders cartoon image of a sailor to James Bowman, a teacher who collected autographed items for his class.Leslie Forgrave was the creator and initial artist of the newspaper comic strip "Big Sister". He drew the strip from 1928 to 1954 when it was taken over by Bob Naylor. In 1942-43 Forgrave was the writer of the "Aladdin Junior" strip for William Meade Prince.

$10.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by THORNTON OAKLEY with fine association, to fellow Brandywine artist & illustrator FRANK SCHOONOVER, about shipping VIOLET OAKLEY\'S Triptych.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by THORNTON OAKLEY with fine association, to fellow Brandywine artist & illustrator FRANK SCHOONOVER, about shipping VIOLET OAKLEY'S Triptych.

By Oakley, Thornton (1881-1953). American illustrator.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1923., 1923.. Good. - Approximately 180 words neatly and boldly penned on both sides of his 10-3/4 inch high by 8-3/8 inch wide personal buff stationery with his name and Philadelphia address embossed at the top. Writing to his friend Frank Schoonover "Dear Schoonover", Thornton Oakley jumps in outlining his plans regarding shipping Violet's immense triptych: "Violet has the tryptich [sic] boxed & ready to ship.... The thing is much too large for me to handle in my small car." He notes that he'll be gathering other works "I am going to collect on Friday, the 30th.. and shall leave all the things with [the art dealer] Louis Grieumard". "Let me know what day your truck will come so Louis will expect it", Thornton continues. He goes on to list another 8 artists from whom he'll be collecting works "10, counting Violet & myself". The artists he'll be collecting works from, all from Philadelphia, consist of Mrs. Elliott, Miss Smitty, Sarah Stilwell Weber, George [Matthews] Harding, [Clyde O.] DeLand, Sam Palmer, Anna [Whelan] Betts, Ethel Bains [aka Ethel Franklin Betts]. All of the other works being smaller he ponders "Would it not be wise to get 2 things in the cases when they are small?" Signed "Thornton Oakley". Folded for mailing with short tears to the edges of the center fold, a tiny tear near the top and another short tear near the bottom of the left edge. There are minor creases to the corners and the edges are darkened with a spot of very light foxing to the bottom right corner. Good. A fine association as Thornton Oakley, Violet Oakley and Frank Schoonover were all associated with the Brandywine School of Art.The American artist & illustrator Thornton Oakley (1881-1953) was a student of Howard Pyle. He was deeply influenced by Howard Pyle's philosophy, saying in one of his lectures: "We never heard one word from our beloved teacher concerning tools and methods. His utterances were only of the spirit, thought, philosophy, ideals, vision, purpose." Oakley was a writer and illustrator for numerous periodicals, including Century, Collier's, Harper's Monthly, and Scribner's. He was in charge of the Department of Illustration at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, taught drawing at the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the jury selecting works for the San Francisco and also Philadelphia World's Fairs.

$200.00

ORIGINAL DRAWING ON A CARD OF HER COMIC STRIP CHARACTER TEENA SIGNED BY AMERICAN CARTOONIST HILDA TERRY.
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ORIGINAL DRAWING ON A CARD OF HER COMIC STRIP CHARACTER TEENA SIGNED BY AMERICAN CARTOONIST HILDA TERRY.

By Terry, Hilda. (1914-2006). American cartoonist who created the comic strip Teena. In 1950 she became the first woman allowed to join the National Cartoonists Society.

New York: Circa January 1, 1950., 1950.. Fine. - Original pen & ink drawing on a 2-3/8 inch high by 3-1/2 inch wide cream-colored card signed "hilda terry". Together with a printed Hilda Terry New Year's greeting card and the mailing envelope. The signed card is in fine condition. The mailing envelope is addressed to James A. Bowman, a teacher who collected autographed items for his class. The original drawing penned on the left side of the card depicts the head of Terry's comic strip character "Teena" with a big bow in her hair and a spotted bow tie at her collar. The drawing is signed at the right: "Best wishes, / hilda terry". The printed three-panel greeting card wishing recipients "A Merry 1950!" depicts a demure angel in a lace collar on the cover with the legend "Seasons' Greetings from hilda terry", and two cavorting angels wrapped in voluminous robes on the inside panels.Hilda Terry [1914-2006] originally wanted to be a sports cartoonist and spent time sketching at sporting events. She changed her plan when she entered a sports cartoon and a comic cartoon in a contest and won with the latter. While working as a waitress in New York City in the 1930s, she studied at the Art Students League. One of her teachers was Gregory d'Alessio whom she married in 1938. She was signed by King Features Syndicate to create a feature comic strip "It's a Girl's Life" which soon became "Teena" and ran from 1941 to 1964. In 1950 Terry was the first woman to be admitted to the previously all-male National Cartoonists Society. She later became an award-winning animator and a pioneer in early computer animation.

$150.00

AN ORIGINAL ART DECO COLOR SKETCH by the American cartoonist RUSSELL PATTERSON, whose art deco illustrations inspired the fashion of the \
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AN ORIGINAL ART DECO COLOR SKETCH by the American cartoonist RUSSELL PATTERSON, whose art deco illustrations inspired the fashion of the "Flappers", drawn at the bottom of a TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the ARTIST.

By Patterson, Russell (1893-1977). American cartoonist, illustrator and scenic designer whose art deco magazine illustrations inspired the fashion of the "Flappers".

New York, January 3, 1944., 1944.. Fine. - Approximately 25 words typed on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide watermarked paper, signed in black ink by Russell Patterson apologizing that he does not have "any originals on hand". Across the bottom third of the page, the artist has sketched an original red & indigo crayon drawing of a fashionable woman's head below which he's additionally incorporated his signature in red crayon. Folded for mailing, else fine with the original mailing envelope with a war time postage stamp. The American cartoonist, illustrator and scenic designer Russell Patterson (1893-1977) was born in Omaha Nebraska. Moving to Montreal, he attended McGill University and, for a short period, worked as a cartoonist for Montreal newspapers. Moving to Chicago, he worked as a catalog illustrator and traveled to Paris to further his studies. On his return to the U.S., he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. As his art career was not taking off, he settled in New York where his illustrations of "flappers", inspired by Parisian fashion, finally found a home adorning the covers and pages of magazines including "Judge", "Life", "The Saturday Evening Post", "Vogue", "Vanity Fair", "Redbook" and others and inspired the fashion of the 20's and 30's. He delved into theatre as costume and scenic designer, working on such Broadway productions as "The Gang's All Here", "Hold Your Horses", "Fools Rush In", and "Ziegfield Follies", among others. He worked as a film designer with the likes Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Martha Raye, and Shirley Temple. His numerous comic strips for the Hearst syndication chain included "Runaway Ruth", "Wings of Love", "Get-Your-Man Gloria", "The Countess & the Cowboy", and "Carolyn's Cadet". He produced a panel titled "Pin-Up Girls" for Hearst and created the cartoon "Mamie" for United Feature Syndicate.

$250.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER CARTOONIST JAMES H. DONAHEY, ENCLOSING AN ORIGINAL SIGNED SKETCH.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER CARTOONIST JAMES H. DONAHEY, ENCLOSING AN ORIGINAL SIGNED SKETCH.

By Donahey, James Harrison. (1875-1949). Editorial cartoonist for the Cleveland Ohio Plain Dealer from 1900 to 1949.

Cleveland, OH: December 12, 1945., 1945.. Good. - Letter penned in blue ink & filling two-thirds of a cream-colored, 10-7/8 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet of his Plain Dealer letterhead with his name printed above the address. Signed "J H Donahey". The top left corner of the letterhead has been excised. Folded 3 times for mailing. Together with an original sketch drawn in blue ink on a 2-1/4 inch high by 3-1/2 inch wide card and signed "Donahey". Together with the original "Cleveland Plain Dealer" mailing envelope with the newspaper's banner at top left. Good. Donahey sends an original signed sketch to James Bowman, a teacher who collects autographed items for his class. Donahey writes that he was just off on vacation when Bowman's letter arrived "And later, when I return [I] will try and get to your original cartoon on a subject that might be of interest to your youthful audience". He adds a postscript enclosing the sketch. The drawing depicts a bearded country fellow with a spade or hoe being watched by a small dog and a bird perched on a fence.James Harrison Donahey [1875-1949] worked for the Ohio Democrat in New Philadelphia before moving to Cleveland to study at the Cleveland School of Art. He was editorial cartoonist of the Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1900 to 1949. His most famous cartoon, published on the death of Mark Twain in 1920, depicted two somber boys rafting a flower-draped bier "Down the River".

$150.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO PAUL WINDELS SIGNED BY HALIFAX ETCHER AND ILLUSTRATOR JACK HEWER ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF HIS ETCHINGS.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO PAUL WINDELS SIGNED BY HALIFAX ETCHER AND ILLUSTRATOR JACK HEWER ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF HIS ETCHINGS.

By Hewer, Jack. (b. circa 1889). Etcher and illustrator from Halifax, England.

Halifax, U.K.: August 27th, 1929., 1929.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling 1-1/2 sides of a sheet of gray notepaper folded to form 4 sides, each 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Jack Hewer". There is a light paperclip impression & a tiny brown mark to the top edge of the first side. Near fine. Hewer writes to Paul Windels that Messrs. Kennedy & Co. are his sole agents in New York and will be happy to supply him with proofs. "The price is 18 dollars per proof and 100 dollars for the set of six etchings. "Your esteemed order through Messrs. Kennedy & Co. I shall greatly appreciate".Etcher and illustrator Jack Hewer [b. circa 1889] lived in Halifax, England. He exhibited in the 1920s at the Royal Cambrian Academy, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1931 the Shakespeare Head Press at Oxford published a collection of the novels of the Bronte sisters with 32 illustrations by Hewer.

$15.00

CHARLES HUARD CHRISTMAS  CARD WITH AN ORIGINAL ENGRAVING OF L'HOTEL PARTICULIER DE MME. DU BARRY A VERSAILLES.
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CHARLES HUARD CHRISTMAS CARD WITH AN ORIGINAL ENGRAVING OF L'HOTEL PARTICULIER DE MME. DU BARRY A VERSAILLES.

By Huard, Charles. (1874-1965). French illustrator.

1927., 1927.. Very good. - A 5 inch high by 3-3/4 inch wide cream-colored stiff paper Christmas card illustrated with an original 3-3/8 inch high by 2-1/2 inch wide sepia-toned Huard engraving. Inside is a printed message of good wishes for Christmas and the New Year 1927-28 from Huard and his wife Francoise. There is a very light vertical crease to the card. The margins of the illustration are slightly soiled & there is some light glue staining to the blank 4th side. Very good. <p>French printmaker Charles Huard [1874-1965] trained at the Atelier Julian and began his career as an illustrator for such popular French periodicals as La Rire and L'Assiette au Beurre. Prior to World War I his greatest claim to fame was as the illustrator of the complete works of Honore de Balzac [1910]. During the war he became the official painter to the Sixth French Army. He and his wife Frances Wilson Huard also collaborated on a series of titles which she authored and he illustrated with his pencil sketches.

$35.00

PRINTED WORLD WAR II CARTOON INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AMERICAN CARTOONIST DAVE BREGER.
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PRINTED WORLD WAR II CARTOON INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AMERICAN CARTOONIST DAVE BREGER.

By Breger, Dave. (1908-1970). American cartoonist who created the syndicated Sunday comic strip "Mister Breger "[1945-1970], known during World War II as Private Breger and G.I. Joe.

New York: 1943., 1943.. Very good. - Reproduction of a cartoon printed in black on an approximately 8 inch high by 6-3/8 inch wide sheet of cream paper. Inscribed and signed along the top of the cartoon "Best regards to Benjamin Franklin Junior High School from Lt. Dave Breger / 1943". Together with the mailing envelope which is signed to the left of the address "Dave Breger / 1st. Lt. A.U.S." The cartoon is folded twice for mailing. Very good. <p>The cartoon depicts aggravated G.I.s attempting to sleep while a fellow soldier enthusiastically plays a drum set and another exclaims:"Patience, Mac! only eighteen days left of the thirty-day free trial!" The cartoon is headed "Lt. Dave Breger / Britain". Its original newspaper publication date was June 16, 1943. The return address on the mailing envelope is "Stars & Stripes /APO 887, N.Y." and the addressee is James A. Bowman, a teacher at Benjamin Franklin Junior High School.<p>Irving David Breger [1908-1970] was an American cartoonist who created the syndicated "Mister Breger [1945-1970], a gag panel and Sunday comic strip. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in early 1941 and sent to Camp Livingston in Louisiana. The Army became aware of his talent and transferred him to the Special Services Division in New York. In the spring of 1942 he was assigned to the New York staff of Yank, The Army Weekly. He came up with the new title "G.I. Joe" from the military term "Government Issue". He soon became one of the most famous and widely read World War II cartoonists and the term "G.I. Joe' was adopted, first by soldiers and then the homefront, as the popular term for the American foot soldier.

$150.00

75 YEARS OF THE COMICS. Introduction by Maurice Horn.

By Horn, Maurice.

Boston, MA: Boston Book & Art, Publisher / New York, NY: The New York Cultural Center/Fairleigh Dickinson University, (1971)., (1971).. Good. - Quarto, golden yellow cloth titled in black on the spine, in a dust jacket. There is light soiling & spotting to the edges of the covers. The dust jacket is rubbed with a long tear to the front panel & with tears to & pieces out of the top edge. 109 pages, illustrated with profuse black-and-white comic strips. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

$20.00

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