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Fine Art Color Prints By Celebrated American Artists

By Peoples Book Club

Chicago, Illinois: Peoples Book Club, Inc., 1945. Spiral bound blue boards, gilt lettering. 9 color plates on coated stock, 2pp. introduction by Reeves Lewenthal, 3pp brief bio with image of each of the 9 artists representated. Corners lightly rubbed, title page has a number of tiny holes probably from insects (plates not affected), text and plates have a very faint water stain in the lower right corner visible only in the margin, rendering them all suitable for framing. Artists representated are Thomas Hart Benton, James Chapin, Miguel Covarrubias, Adolf Dehn, Ernest Fiene, Robert Philipp, Paul Sample, William Schwartz and John Whorf.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Oblong Elephant Folio.


Paris in the Past From Fouquet to Daimier

By Courthion, Pierre

New York: Editions d'Art Albert Skira, 1957. 149pp. Ivory buckram boards, dust jacket and slipcase. Both book and dust jacket are in very clean and fresh-looking condition, with just a trace of toning, slipcase is partially faded, spotted and lightly worn, but has preserved its contents. An historical perspective of France as illustrated by 70 tipped-in color plates of noted works of art, arranged chronologically, with commentary by Pierre Courthion.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 By Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives...Under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys

By Ives, Joseph C

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 131, 14,154, 30, 31, [1]pp. 36th Congress, 1st Session U.S. Senate. Original blind stamped cloth, gilt vignette on cover and gilt lettering to spine. 2 large folding maps, 8 folding panoramic views, 11 engravings, 7 color Indian portraits, 68 wood cuts, 3 lithographic plates and 3 paleontological plates. Moderate edgewear and chipping to cover and spine, spine lettering partially faded, front hinge loose at bottom, scattered foxing mainly in margins of plates and very slight on reverse side of maps, age-darkening to some endpapers and some text pages, binding is tight, a 1 inch clean tear to margin of one folding map and a 5 inch clean tear from margin of the other map.other folding map. Howes I-92. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


The Illustrated Life of Washington

By Headley, J.T

Louisville, KY: Bill & Bro., 1859. 505pp. Red cloth, gilt decoration, all edges gilt. Covers detached but present, spine missing, text block and several pages, including front free endpaper loose but all present, foxing mainly to first and last few pages, contents mild toned but mostly clean, including illustrations, presentation by the publishers to Ralph Osborn Oct. 14.1889 on front free endpaper. What is still intact are the very attractive steel and wood engravings, many of which are hand-colored.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



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Cradle Songs of Many Nations

By Herman, Reinhold (Music) and Satterlee, Walter (Illustrator)

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1882. 64pp. Off-white stiff wraps (boards), red cloth binding, red lettering and decoration, inside light green silk covered portfolio with pink silk ribbon ties, gilt lettered and gilt decoration. Cover and contents are clean and unworn, contents are mildly age-toned. Portfolio is lightly soiled and is faded along perimeters, silk ties are faded and one has a small tear. There are numerous chromolithographs and in-text sepia-tone illustrations. Text and music is in sepia. Book is in very well-preserved condition. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Walter Satterlee. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


L'armée Française en 1845 (Sidi-Brahim)

By Margerand, J

Paris: Les Éditions Militaires Illustrées, 1945. 68pp. Stiff wrapper, original glassine dust jacket. Limited edition # 495 of 975 copies printed. Text in French. Illustrated throughout, including 4 hand-colored plates. Spine ends chipped, page edges and margins of text mildly age-toned, glassine jacket age-darkened, contents otherwise clean. Illustrations en noir, 4 planches en couleur.. Soft Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Maurice Toussaint. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


The Ladies' Wreath : An Illustrated Annual for MDCCCXLIX.-L

By Martyn, Mrs. S. T. (Editor)

New York: Martyn & Ely, 1850. 428pp. Red cloth gilt embossed floral design and lettering, color plates and steel engravings with tissue-guards. Front cover and first signature detached but present, edges worn. Contents, including plates, are variably tanned with occasional foxing, owners' names on front free endpapers. 11 of 12 color floral plates present.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


A Course in Neutral Tint

By Leitch, R.P

London, Paris & New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin 32pp text + 24 plates, no date but probably 1875. Brown blind -stamped boards, gilt lettering. Spine missing pieces from top and bottom, shelfwear and sqcovers spotted, binding is tender. Light soiling to endpapers, text and plates are sound and quite clean. Wonderful color illustrations accompanied by instructions on color application. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Oblong 4to.


A Course of Sepia Painting with Twenty-Four Plates

By Leitch, R.P

London, Paris & New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin 32pp text +24 plates, no date but probaly 1877. Blue blind-stamped boards, gilt lettering. Covers spotted, edgeworn and spine ends chipped. Some splitting at hinges but binding is holding, contents are age-toned, but text and plates are clean and sound. 24 color plates and text explaining the technique of sepia painting.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Oblong 4to.


Israel Painters

By Talphir, Gabriel (Preface)

Tel Aviv-New York: Gazith Art Publishing, 1953. Unbound folder in transparent cover, 10 tipped-in color plates, text in English and Hebrew. Light soil and wear to folders, plates and text are clean. Artists representated are Mordechai Arson, Hayyim Athar, Moshe Castel, Hayyim Glicksberg, Marcel Jancu, Mordechai Levanon, Ariel Lubin, Moshe Mokady, Menachim Shemi and Joseph Zaritzky accompanied by a brief biography of each.. Soft Cover. Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.


Milia Laufer; Israeli Landscapes

By Kaznelson, Rivka (Intro.)

Tel Aviv: Tiberias Art Gallery No date, circa 1960s. Unbound cardboard folder, 8 color plates, text in English and Hebrew. Covers soiled and foxed, plates are mildly darkened in some margins, otherwise unmarked. Flowers and landscapes of Israeli scenes. Int/13roduction by Rivka Kaznelson. Soft Cover. Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.


A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

By Sterne, Laurence

London: Williams and Norgate, 1910. 188pp. Cream buckram, gilt lettering to cover and spine, gilt crest and gilt border to front cover, top edges gilt, 12 tipped-in color plates with tissue-guards. One of 500 copies of the Edition de Luxe, of which this copy is No. 192, SIGNED by the illustrator, Everard Hopkins. Boards mostly quite clean, spine and page edges slightly darkened. Endpapers foxed and occasional light foxing to a few margins; plates are not affected.. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Everard Hopkins. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By Fitzgerald, Edward (Translator)

London and Glasgow: Collins' Clear-Type Press 56pp. No date but circa 1920's. Teal blue pebbled-grained limp leather, gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt, 4 beautiful tipped-in color plates by Robinson, printed on heavy stock with decorative borders on all text pages, blue silk ribbon bookmark. Spine and covers unevenly faded and spotted, edges worn. Frontispiece plate and title page creased at one corner, contents are clean.. Hard Cover. Illus. by Charles Robinson. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


The Book of Wild Flowers; An Introduction to the Ways of Plant Life, Together with Biographies of 250 Representative Species and Chapters on Our State Flowers and Familiar Grasses

By Showalter, William Joseph

Washington, D.C.: The National Geographic Society, 1924. 243pp. Black embossed boards. Color plates of 250 wild flowers and grasses. Articles by William Joseph Showalter, Gilbert Grosvenor, E.J. Geske. Front cover nearly detached, backstrip heavily chipped, endpapers darkened and contents are age-toned but clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


My Play is Study: A Book for Children

By Lermont, L. (Translator)

Philadelphia: Wm White Smith, 1858. 111pp. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine. Front cover with endpaper detached, binding is otherwise tight, spine chipped and missing a few fragments, corners worn. Contents occasionally spotted, stain to upper margin of last 30 pages, frontispiece has a slight stain to lower margin. All hand-colored illustrations otherwise sound.. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


The Children's Bible Story-Book

By (No Author Stated)

New York: Francis B. Felt & Co., 1871. 290pp. Brown cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine. Front cover and spine nearly detached, covers stained and worn. Endpapers torn and wrinkled, rear endpaper missing, partly disbound, occasional pencil marks, soiling and thnumbing marks. Sections on The Old Testament and The New Testament, 15 hand-colored illustrations including title page. The illustrations are for the most part clean and sound.. Hard Cover. Poor. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Ballads of Famous Fights

By Groome, W.H.C.; Webb, Archibald; Tennant, Dudley (Illustrators)

New York: Hodder and Stoughton 79pp. No date, circa 1910. Red paper covered boards, green cloth spine, pictorial paste-on to front cover. 12 tipped-in color plates with accompanying verse. Covers worn, scuffed and lightly soiled. Text and illustrations are age-toned but clean, one short tear to frontispiece, a few pages loose, endpapers darkened , pencilled inscription on front endpaper dated September 27, 1913.. Hard Cover. Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard; or, Stories About Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Etc

By Kirby, Mary and Elizabeth

Boston: DeWolfe, Fiske & Co. 144pp. No date but circa 1890s. Blue pictorial cloth with color illustrations. Many black and white illustrations plus 4 chromolithographic plates. Edges worn, spine cloth half chipped away, small chip to front cover. Inscription on front endpaper dated Christmas 1898, contents are age-toned but clean.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.



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Our Nurse's Picture Book. Containing The Babes in the Wood, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Tom Thumb, and Puss in Boots with Twenty-four Pages of Illustrations

By (Various Authors)

London: George Routledge and Sons Nd. but circa 1880s. Unpaginated but each story individually page-numbered. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine and gilt Puss In Boots illustration on cover, black decoration. Wear to spine ends and corners, spine and portions of covers darkened, rear cover partly stained. Contents toned, endpapers foxed, some offsetting of chromolithographs to opposite blank pages, not affecting any text, pencilled inscription on front free endpaper. Full page chromolithographs by Kronheim & Co. of London are clean, unblemished, and very bright. The interior of this book is well preserved and the binding is sound.. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



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The Poetry of Flowers and Flowers of Poetry to Which are Added, A Simple Treatise on Botany, With Familiar Examples, and a Copious Floral Dictionary

By Osgood, Frances S

New York: J.C. Riker, 1851. 276pp. Marroon leather covers with elaborate gilt floral decoration to covers and spine. 13 hand-colored plates (including title page), most with tissue-guards, all edges gilt. Covers heavily worn along edges, spine is chipped at top and bottom, front cover is very loose and split along edge, but gilt ornamentation has only light wear. Text is age-toned and foxed, plates are age-toned and mostly unfoxed, presentation and date (January 25, 1852) on front free endpaper, 4cm tear to frontispiece margin and a strip of the front pastedown torn off. The 13 hand-colored plates are very beautiful.. Full-Leather. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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