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Sparring for Time.
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Sparring for Time.

By FISHER, HARRISON) Fisher, Harrison (illus).

Los Angeles.: Los Angeles Examiner.. 09-10- 1916. Color cover only, from American Sunday Monthly Magazine, September 10, 1916, 14 x 10 inches. 1/2 inch repaired tear into image at left, short margin tear at right edge, otherwise good clean condition. Lovely close up illustration by Harrison Fisher of couple dressed for a night on the town. .

$65.00

Cats and Kittens.  Stories and Pictures for the Little Ones.
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Cats and Kittens. Stories and Pictures for the Little Ones.

By WAIN, LOUIS - CATS) Mackintosh, Mabel (editor). Wain, Louis (illus).

London.: John F. Shaw.. 1910?. Two color plates, black and white in-text illustrations, thick card boards with full size color pictorial cover label, 18 unnumbered pages plus the two color plates, 9 ¾ x 7 ½ inches. The centre sheet is loose from the staple binding, two creases to the front cover, light wear to extremities, scattered light spotting to interior pages. There is a color cat portrait on the front cover signed by Wain and the book contains black and white short narratives illustrated by Wain, with the illustration on the next to last page bearing his signature. The book also features two color plates depicting cats, neither signed, one of which is seemingly not in Wain's style. What does appear certain is that the cover art and the black and white narrative pages are truly Wain's work. The short narratives are titled: Greedy; The Cat Who Was a Wizard; A Cat-Astrophe. This uncommon book appears as number 33 in the listing of Louis Wain's work in Rodney Dale's "Louis Wain The Man who Drew Cats." .

$325.00

The Ten Little Babies.
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The Ten Little Babies.

By ROBINSON, CHARLES - CHILDREN) Robinson, Charles (illus).

London.: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.. Circa 1905.. Hardcover children's book 9 x 7 ¾ inches, 48 pages mirroring the much earlier and racist children's book focusing on 10 young black boys ("...and then there were nine.") Engaging fanciful endpapers featuring silhouette of young girl and a rabbit. Spine has been replaced with new cloth binding; however, red stain is visible at bottom spine edge of front and rear covers. Title page and page 1 loose from staple binding. Contents overall good condition. An unusual Charles Robinson children's book with condition issues noted. .

$145.00

"Stars" silkscreened after engraving of M.C. Escher.
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"Stars" silkscreened after engraving of M.C. Escher.

By ESCHER, M.C. - BLACK LIGHT POSTER) Escher, M.C. (illus).

No Place of Publication.: No publisher.. . Color silkscreened poster, 25 1/2 x 21 inches, soft creasing from rolling minimised by archival linen backing, overall very clean and bright. Now presents in very good condition. Black light 1960s version of M.C. Escher classic - translated into the psychedelic age. .

$385.00

The Complete Works of Harrison Fisher Illustrator.  Reference Book Price Guide & Collector's Checklist.
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The Complete Works of Harrison Fisher Illustrator. Reference Book Price Guide & Collector's Checklist.

By Welch, Naomi. Fisher, Harrison (illustrations).

CA.: Images of the Past.. 1st Edition. 1999.. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 384pp, index, 4to (8.5" x 11"), hardback (color pictorial paper covered boards). This is a new book. The definitive reference book on the work of Harrison Fisher (1877-1934), the ever-popular illustrator of women from the 'Golden Age' of American illustration. The book is not only beautiful in presentation with nearly 1,400 images in full color on glossy paper but also filled with valuable information. Following an extensive chapter on Fisher's life (with many previously unpublished photos) are 18 chapters recording Fisher's output in a wide variety of media including illustrated art books (reproducing all illustrations for each publication), novels, magazines, posters, sheet music, candy boxes & tins, pocket mirrors and tape measures, glassware and many others. Also included is a price guide and collector's checklist. .

$75.00

American & European Postcards of Harrison Fisher Illustrator.
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American & European Postcards of Harrison Fisher Illustrator.

By Welch, Naomi. Fisher, Harrison (illustrations).

CA.: Images of the Past.. 1st Edition. 1999.. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 238pp, index, 4to (8.5" x 11"), hardback (color pictorial paper covered boards). This is a new book. The definitive listing of the postcards of Harrison Fisher (1877-1934), the ever-popular illustrator of women from the 'Golden Age' of American illustration. "Over 600 postcards are shown in full color including the extensive line of cards issued by Reinthal & Newman and the Detroit Publishing Company." Includes a price guide and collector's checklist. .

$39.95

Good Housekeeping - set of three magazine covers.
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Good Housekeeping - set of three magazine covers.

By SMITH - JESSIE WILLCOX) Smith, Jessie Willcox (cover illustration).

New York.. 05- 1934.. May 1934 color pictorial cover ONLY, illustration of a little girl blowing out candles on a cake. Light discoloration, not showing in image, small scratches to image, still good condition. March 1930 color pictorial cover ONLY, illustration of a mother and daughter winding yarn. Light creasing to lower left corner, 'ghost image' of calculations in the upper background not very noticeable. April 1931 color pictorial cover ONLY, illustration of a girl getting a haircut. Light crease on left edge. .

$28.00

A Young Man's Fancy.
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A Young Man's Fancy.

By PHILLIPS, COLES - FADE AWAY GIRL) Phillips, Coles (illus).

Bobbs-Merrill.. 1912.. 19 color plates, unpaged, 11 1/2 x 9 inches, red-brown decorative embossed cloth, gilt lettering, back cover dampstained at one corner; this affects the last few pages but is scarcely noticeable. Very good condition. A beautifully produced 1912 "gift book" showcasing the "fadeaway girl" of Coles Phillips. Phillips' innovative design and strong color sense are well represented in these plates, which are intermixed with sentimental verses. The geometric forms and rich colors are typically Art Deco, with loving attention paid to feminine grace. The text pages are decorated by E. Stetson Crawford. Includes a short biography and photo of the artist. .

$165.00

Where the Wild Things Are (TWO VINTAGE POSTERS).
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Where the Wild Things Are (TWO VINTAGE POSTERS).

By SENDAK, MAURICE) Sendak, Maurice (illus).

1971.. Two 24 x 14 3/4 inches posters showing Max and the Wild Things swinging from tree tops and parading through the woods. Light crease to the upper right corner of the poster showing the tree tops, overall very good clean and bright condition. There is creasing to the top right corner of the poster showing the tree tops. These poster- sized images, created by Maurice Sendak for the wonderful tale "Where the Wild Things Are" were published in 1971 as part of a series of favorite images from Maurice Sendak's career as an illustrator, printed on large sheets and suitable for framing. .

$450.00

Santa with Telescope.
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Santa with Telescope.

By NAST, THOMAS) Nast, Thomas (illus).

No date. Ca. 1870s?. Color lithographic print 10 ½ x 9 inches of Santa, evidently eyeing the setting sun as a prelude to hitching the reindeer to his sleigh and heading off to deliver the sack full of toys to good children everywhere. (Or maybe the sun is coming up and Santa has overslept, thus missing his Christmas eve obligations altogether. Is this possible?) Small area of damp in right margin, not impacting image in any way. An uncommon Nast item. Very good clean condition. .

$85.00

The Prize for Girls and Boys.
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The Prize for Girls and Boys.

By ROUNDTREE, HARRY) Roundtree, Harry, et al. (illus).

London.: Wells Gardner, Darton, & Co.. 1910.. Children's monthly bound as a book dated 1910; volume 9 ½ x 7 inches, 164 pp., with 13 attractive color illustrations, including two by Harry Roundtree. Covers somewhat loose but firmly attached; both covers and spine show wear. Volume includes numerous black and white illustrations in addition to the color plates. Articles on a variety of topics, chiefly unattributed as to author. An engaging and nicely illustrated children's book. .

$48.00

The Children's Friend.
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The Children's Friend.

By WAIN, LOUIS) Wain, Louis, et al. (illus).

London.: S. W. Partridge & Co.. 1905.. Hard cover book, red pictorial cloth, 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches, 192 pp. plus, at rear, publisher’s 20 pp. "Illustrated Catalog." Toning to boards with very small black spot bottom free edge of back cover, tiny thin gash top of spine, small dent top edge of rear cover, bookplate on verso of front cover, contents overall in good clean condition. Volume features two full-page illustrations by Louis Wain. At the front of the book is a two-panel color illustration featuring Wain cats: "Sweethearts" and "Let Us be Friends," while page 135 features a black and white illustration elaborated upon in a poem on the page opposite, "Mr. Tom’s Studio," with Mr. Tom and associates recreating themselves with stuffed birds. Grim stuff. .

$75.00

Isabella or the Pot of Basil.
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Isabella or the Pot of Basil.

By KING, JESSIE M.) Keats, John. King, Jessie M. (illus).

Edinburgh.: T. N. Foulis.. Ca. 1907.. 5 full page tipped-in color illustrations, 1 black and white illustration, fore edge uncut, 38 pages, 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, gilt lettered purple cloth-covered boards with color cover label (hardbound). Free endpapers each very toned on one side, spine sunned, very good condition. The third of the "Envelope Books" published by T.N. Foulis. The list of Envelope Books includes 7 titles. .

$235.00

The Little Gift Book.
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The Little Gift Book.

By FISHER, HARRISON) Fisher, Harrison (illus).

New York.: Scribner's.. 1913.. 32 color plates, 10 x 6 12/inches, black and white photograph of Fisher with facsimile signature, color pictorial paper covered boards (hardbound) IN ORIGINAL COLOR PICTORIAL BOX. Book is in very good, practically unopened condition, with just two or three small dings to the fore-edge cover. The box has soiling and wear, with short splits to the fore-edge side of the box top and a 2 inch loss to the fore-edge side of the box bottom. A beautiful copy of this uncommon title in the scarce box, now somewhat worn. .

$695.00

Isabella or the Pot of Basil.
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Isabella or the Pot of Basil.

By KING, JESSIE M.) Keats, John. King, Jessie M. (illus).

Philadelphia.: George W. Jacobs.. N0 date. Ca. 1907.. 5 full page color illustrations plus color pictorial title page, 38 pages, 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, silk cloth-covered boards with color pictorial cover label (hardbound). Silk cloth starting to split at spine, some discoloration to cloth, interior clean and tight. .

$235.00

American Art by American Artists. One Hundred Masterpieces representing the best work in pen-and-ink and in color of Twenty-seven Celebrated American Artists.
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American Art by American Artists. One Hundred Masterpieces representing the best work in pen-and-ink and in color of Twenty-seven Celebrated American Artists.

By AMERICAN ILLUSTRATORS - PARRISH / REMINGTON / FISHER / SMITHetc.)

New York.: Collier.. 1914. A large album of 42 color and 58 black and white full page plates by famous artists and illustrators of the early 20th century, bound in cloth covered boards with metal post binding. Little insect damage to verso of last two plates not affecting the image, otherwise very good condition, the plates clean and bright. A stunning collection of work by artists representing the "Golden Age" of American illustration, including Maxfield Parrish, Harrison Fisher, Charles Dana Gibson, Frederick Remington, A.B. Frost, Edward Penfield, Philip R. Goodwin, Howard Chandler Christy, F.X. Leyendecker, and Jessie Willcox Smith, the sole woman. There are eleven stunning color plates by Maxfield Parrish. An uncommon item, and one in particularly good condition for this title. .

$600.00

Reineke Fuchs.
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Reineke Fuchs.

By LEUTMANN, HEINRICH) Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Leutmann, Heinrich (illus).

Berlin.: Gebrüder Gerstmann (New Edition).. 1878.. Hardcover German language book, 12 x 9 inches, AEG, 149 pp., 34 (of 37) engravings after Heinrich Leutmann. One additional Leutmann engraving from another source found between front cover and free end paper. Light foxing in margins of some plates; damp stain in margin of several plates at end of volume, in one instance just touching the image. Interestingly, text on the engraved plates is in English as well as German. Covers detached; spine abraded. Offered as a collection of plates by a remarkable artist. .

$65.00

The Art Annual.  The Life and Work of Sir F. Leighton, Bart., P.R.A., Sir J.E. Millais, Bart., R.A., L. Alma Tadema, R.A. and J.L. Meissonier H.R.A.
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The Art Annual. The Life and Work of Sir F. Leighton, Bart., P.R.A., Sir J.E. Millais, Bart., R.A., L. Alma Tadema, R.A. and J.L. Meissonier H.R.A.

By LEIGHTON / MILLAIS / ALMA TADEMA / MEISSONIER) Mrs. A.Lang, Walter Armstrong, Helen Zimmern, Lionel Robinson. Leighton, Millais, Alma Tadema, Meissonier (illus).

London.: Art Journal.. 1887.. 12 plates with tissue guards (eleven in black and white), black and white in-text illustrations, decorative endpapers, all edges gilt, 32+32+32+32pp, 13 1/4 x 10 inches, embossed decorative gilt lettered cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Light wear to extremities, foxing to verso of endpaper and occasional scattered foxing elsewhere although plates and text are mostly clean, small library stamp to bottom of first title page and library plate dated 1912 to front endpaper, white spot at tail of spine (presumably covering a library number). Overall a good copy, clean and tight. Interesting contemporary documentation of the work of four prominent artists of the Victorian era. .

$55.00

Scribner's Magazine.

By PARRISH, MAXFIELD) Wharton, Edith; James Huneker, EdwardPenfield, H. D. Dwight, et al. Smith, Jessie Willcox; Maxfield Parrish, Edward Penfield, et al

New York.: Charles Scribner's Sons.. 1935.. Bound magazine. .

$85.00

Scribner's Magazine.
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Scribner's Magazine.

By SMITH, JESSIE WILLCOX) Wharton, Edith; James Huneker, EdwardPenfield, H. D. Dwight, et al. Smith, Jessie Willcox; Maxfield Parrish, Edward Penfield, et al

New York.: Charles Scribner's Sons.. 12- 1903.. Magazine in paper wraps, text pp 639-768; advertising pages (eccentrically numbered) 1-148. Fiction includes Edith Warton's "A Venetian Night's Entertainment" illustrated by Maxfield Parrish (one color plate). A very special feature is "A Child in the Garden," eight full-page color illustrations by Jessie Wilcox Smith. Also an illustration and commentary titled "[John Singer] Sargent's New Wall Painting" at the Boston Public Library. Covers in poor condition, with taped repair and abraded edges; one advertising page has a circular excision in the center of the page. A very special piece of advertising is the chromolithograph plate titled "His Master's Voice" depicting a dog staring into the "sound" apparatus on a Victor Talking Machine. Another interesting but grim ad (half-page) pictures Santa Clause "loaded down with Stevens Rifles, Pistols, and Shotguns for the youth of the land." Overall good condition. An uncommon copy of Christmas Number for 1903. .

$110.00

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