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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

Louis Wain the man who drew cats.
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Louis Wain the man who drew cats.

By CATS) Dale, Rodney and Dr. D.L. Davies. Wain, Louis (illus).

London.: William Kimber.. 1968.. Illustrated throughout in black and white, xii+204pp, appendices, index, 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, gilt titled cloth-covered boards, pictorial dustjacket, very good condition. The dustjacket blurb quotes H.G. Wells: "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves. .

$65.00

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

Satire on Stone: The Political Cartoons of Joseph Keppler.
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Satire on Stone: The Political Cartoons of Joseph Keppler.

By KEPPLER - PUCK POLITICAL CARTOONS) West, Richard Samuel. Keppler, Joseph (illus).

Urbana and Chicago.: University of Illinois.. 1st Edition. 1988.. 16 color plates, illustrated throughout with black and white full page illustrations, 465pp, index, cloth-covered boards (hardbound). As new condition. .

$35.00

Eine Kleine Freundin.
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Eine Kleine Freundin.

By ORTMANN, WOLFGANG) Rebner, Artur (words by) Franz Lehár(music by) Ortmann, Wolfgnag (illus).

Berlin.: Drei Masken - Verlag.. 1920.. Sheet music titled "Eine Kleine Freundin" ("A Little Girlfriend") with color lithographic cover by Wolfgang Ortmann (1885-1969) hauntingly evoking the decadence of post World War I Berlin. The cover is approximately 13 ¼ x 10 ¾ inches and is dated 1920 on verso. Several short tears (archival tape repair) the largest being 1½ inches. An uncommon item in good (well-used) condition with tears noted. One of the most prolific illustrators of German sheet music following World War I, Ortmann has developed a strong following among collectors. Lehár is best known for his operetta "The Merry Widow." .

$75.00

Sunday Morning in Old Virginia.

By HOMER, WINSLOW) Homer, Winslow (after).

New York.: D. Appleton & Co.. 1888.. Photogravure, 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (22 x 29.5cm) on sheet size 12 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. Fine condition. An atmospheric image of a group of African American children reading from the Bible while an older woman listens, after the 1877 painting by Winslow Homer. This photogravure image was included in a selection of famous paintings by the publisher D. Appleton "Recent Ideals of American Art" (the paper covers of Part Eighteen in which the print was distributed are included with the copyright date of 1888). .

$275.00

Old Florentine Designs for Playing Cards.
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Old Florentine Designs for Playing Cards.

By PLAYING CARDS - EROTIC DESIGN) Becat, Emile (illus).

No date. Ca. 1960?. Eight color prints, sheet sizes 14 x 11 inches, in color pictorial thin card folder 14 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Prints in very good condition; light wear and soiling to the folder. A portfolio of eight prints, designs for a deck of cards by noted French artist and designer Emile Becat published by Philibert in the 1950s. The prints reproduce the designs of two aces, two jacks, two queens and two kings. The design of the jacks, queens and kings show mirror images with a clothed consort when held one way up and an unclothed consort when flipped. .

$75.00

Mr. Twee Deedle.
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Mr. Twee Deedle.

By GRUELLE, JOHNNY - NEWSPAPER CARTOON) Gruelle, Johnny (illus).

New York.: New York Herald Co.. 1911.. Six newspaper sheets in color, 17 x 23 inches, from the May and June 1911 "Children's Section" of the Sunday Oregonian (Portland, Oregon). Sheets are in very good condition, with occasional very short tears in the margin of the page, never impacting the comic strip itself. On verso of the Mr. Twee Deedle newsprint sheet are black and white features for children (these are invisible on Gruelle's brightly colored page: i.e.--no bleed through). Over a century old; 6 uncommon newspaper comic strips in very good clean condition. Gruelle's prize-winning comic strip began publication in 1911 and continued into 1915. It featured the wood sprite of the title and two children, Dickie and Dolly. Gruelle is best remembered for Raggedy Ann, which debuted shortly after Mr. Twee Deedle had ended its run. The six original 1911 sheets are in excellent condition and were created for, and syndicated by, the New York Herald Company. .

$185.00

My Dog Rover.
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My Dog Rover.

By LOUIS WAIN DOGS - "Quite Steady, Please") Wain, Louis et al (illus).

London & Glasgow.: Collins' Clear Type Press.. No date. Ca. 1910?. Color frontispiece, black and white in-text illustrations, unpaginated (24pp), 10 1/4 x 8 inches, color pictorial paper-covered boards with red cloth spine. Extensive wear to covers, hinges beginning to split, color frontispiece (by Louis Wain) has a vertical crease, one page has a few letters underlined with pencil, previous owner's name and address neatly written on front free endpaper, remains of color stamps on verso of title page. An uncommon title with frontispiece by Louis Wain titled "Quite Steady, Please!" Different breeds of dogs dressed up in human form take part in a photoshoot. The one full-page black and white illustration and many in-text illustrations are mostly by other illustrators (including one signed Harry Rountree), but there is one additional black and white illustration initialed L.W. (with a tiny indent just outside the illustration) accompanying the single page story "Dandy Charlie." This book appears to be a different from the similarly titled "My Dog Rover and Other Animal Stories." The first three stories in this book are "The Biters Bit," "Declined with Thanks!" and "Floss and the Goldfish." .

$110.00

Metropolitan
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Metropolitan

By BICYCLE RACING)

New York.: Blakely Hall.. 09- 1897.. Magazine, 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches, pp 101-202 plus advertising, extensive photographic illustrations. Several very interesting and well-illustrated articles relating to New York City and vicinity (Coney Island, New York Types, A Skyscraper from Cellar to Cornice, etc.) Of chief interest is an illustrated article Bicycle Racing, Past and Present ("with photographs of the most famous riders of the day"). The nine page well-illustrated article is a highlight of the magazine. Covers are essentially loose from text block; thumb-size discoloration at bottom free edge of first 22 pp well outside text; chipping and paper loss to front cover; the magazine contains a number of interesting advertisements for bicycles. Numerous photo portraits of women ("Art in Photography"); also articles on Modern Theatrical Architecture (Keith's Boston House); Spiritual Charlatanry (Mediums Exposed!) Contents in overall good condition while covers and spine and initial pages have issues, noted. .

$55.00

Western Advertising
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Western Advertising

By BETHERS, RAY / DEPRESSION ERA) Adams, Ansel; Maurice Logan, Ray Bethers, et al. (illus)

San Francisco.: Ramsey Oppenheim.. 02- 1934.. Lavishly illustrated magazine, the "Fifteenth Annual Review Number," 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 166 pp. Creasing to the front cover; chips to the spine. Magazine features considerable advertising relating to the business of advertising--photo or artwork illustration, varieties of printing, placement of adverts (magazines, newspapers, streetcars, etc.), various paper products, firms handling accounts, etc. Of particular interest is an advertisement illustrated by Ray Bethers and, in the "Art Review of the Year" section of the magazine, photographs by Ansel Adams, Maurice Logan, and others. The magazine is stuffed with promotional materials relating to the trade while, in the "Publisher's Own Page" the attempt is made to downplay the magnitude of the Depression. .

$65.00

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