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The House Beautiful Building Annual 1926. A Comprehensive and Practical Manual of Procedure, Materials, and Methods of Construction For All Who Contemplate Building or Remodeling a Home. A Thorough Revision of the 1925 Edition with Important Additions.

By ARCHITECTURE)

Boston.: Atlantic Monthly Company.. 1925.. Profusely illustrated in black and white, color advertisements, plans of the "Eastern and Western Prize Houses and a Duplex House", 204 pp, index, folio, cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Extremities rubbed, pencil signature on front cover, half-title and title page, some pages lightly creased, fold in rfep and last page. Overall good condition. .

$35.00

The Wall-Paper News and Interior Decorator.

By WALL PAPER)

New York.: Clifford & Lawton.. 1911- 1914.. GROUP OF FOUR COPIES OF THE MAGAZINE: March 1911, May 1913, June & July 1914. Illustrated with black and white plates and in-text illustrations throughout. May 1913 has two color sheets, and a black and white supplement laid in. Pictorial paper wrappers as issued (short tear to centre of May 1913 issue), 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Wear to covers with splitting to spines, previous owner's name to two covers, interiors very good condition. An interesting trade publication covering both the artistic and the business side of the wallpaper world. The supplement to the May 1913 issue pictures the Annual Banquet of the Wall-Paper Manufacturers' Association of the United States" (not a woman in sight), with comments of the Rev. S. Parkes Cadman quoted beneath. In the same issue there is a two page color advertisement by the Robert Griffin Company of New York featuring two pages from their 1913 calendar folder. The cover images include "A Modern Austrian Treatment,"A Modern Viennese Interior" and "A Hoffman Interior." The magazine sub-title elaborates: "for the dealer or decorator primarily interested in wall and ceiling decoration. A companion journal to "The Upholsterer," published for the dealer or decorator primarily interested in furnishings." .

$145.00

The Ruined Abbeys of Britain.
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The Ruined Abbeys of Britain.

By GREAT BRITAIN - CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS) Ross, Frederick. Lydon, A.F. (illus).

London.: William MacKenzie.. No date. Ca. 1880.. Two volumes, 12 color wood engravings with tissue guards, numerous in text wood engravings, all edges gilt, viii+288pp, folio (14 1/2 x11 inches) gilt embossed pictorial cloth boards. Light wear and bumping to the corners and spine ends; wear to spine of volume II (one inch section affecting the gilt lettering "Britain by); very light scattered foxing to first pages at the beginning and end of each volume, two plates in volume II with light foxing but overall the plates are bright and clean. The plates are finely worked and colorful, showing a particularly atmospheric rendition of light. .

$195.00

Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XXIV and Volume XXV. January through December 1845. [including Dream-Land].
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Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XXIV and Volume XXV. January through December 1845. [including Dream-Land].

By AMERICAN LITERATURE & SOCIETY) Poe, Edgar Allan.

Philadelphia.: George R. Graham.. 1844.. TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE. Profusely illustrated with color and black and white engravings (including mezzotints) such as two fashion plates with hand-color, two fashion plates uncolored, one color design, one color plate of a peacock. Color marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, iv+296+iv+295pp, 10 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, decorative gilt embossed leather boards and spine (hardbound). Previous owner's small label to front paste-down, areas of light wear and rubbing to leather boards, scattered foxing and spotting but overall very good, clean and tight condition in a most handsome gilt binding. Of particular interest are two contributions by Edgar Allan Poe, his poem Dream-Land, and his review of the poem Orion by R.H. Horne. There is an engraving of "The Elkhorn Pyramid" by Karl Bodmer. An interesting view into the home and intellectual life of mid 19th century American, with fashion illustrations, poetry, literature, plus music for various songs. This handsomely bound copy would make a fine addition to any library. .

$385.00

Encyclopedia of Australian Art.  Volume One A - K and Volume Two L - Z.
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Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Volume One A - K and Volume Two L - Z.

By McCulloch, Alan.

Hutchinson of Australia.. 1984.. Two volumes (total of 127 color and 174 black and white illustrations), xxxv+1-668, xi+669-1327, 9 x 7 inches, cloth-covered boards with gilt-lettered spine, dustjackets. Lower corners of volume two bumped, overall very good condition. A heavy set which may require extra postage for priority and overseas mailing. .

$40.00

Untitled image of a women with Lyre.
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Untitled image of a women with Lyre.

By MYTHOLOGY)

Paris.. No date. Ca. late 1700s.. Engraving, image 13 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, tipped onto paper support with decorative gouache border, 23 3/4 x 18 inches. This display treatment is evidently old, if not contemporary with the print (the support sheet was washed with green paint (gouache) and the decorative panel and lines applied by hand). The print has been trimmed to just outside the image; the printed image is in very good clean condition. A richly engraved composition depicting a woman holding a lyre. An excellent example of the fine work done by "reproductive" printmakers of the 18th century in popularising artworks (see Susan Lambert's book on this topic "The Image Multiplied"). .

$265.00

Motion Picture Magazine.
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Motion Picture Magazine.

By VINTAGE FILM "FAN" MAGAZINE)

Brooklyn.: Motion Picture Magazine.. 02- 1915. Illustrated magazine, 9 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches, 184 pp, covering numerous aspects of the nascent film industry including: the story-lines of current films (with illustrations); capsule biographies of motion picture stars; articles dealing with "behind the scenes" aspects of film-making ("the war in Europe is often filmed on Long Island"); longer profiles of actors and the studios they work for; "Green Room Jottings" (gossip); brief interviews revealing "How I became a Photoplayer"; cartoons and caricatures; and much more. Extensive advertising, including ads aimed at those hoping for careers in motion pictures ("Learn Photoplay Acting," "The Art of Selling a Photoplay," etc.) Abrasions along spine edge of front cover. The bottom of page 145/6 has been cleanly cut away, while the remaining top advertises "A Dollar Photograph of Mary Pickford Almost Free"; presumably the absent bit had to do with the Dollar Photo offer. Color cover of magazine features a profile photo-portrait of Ethel Clayton. The "Gallery of Picture Players" at the magazine's front features 16 full-page portraits of actors, among them Constance Talmadge and Lillian Russell. The magazine's department titled "Chats with the Players" features an interview with "Francis X. Bushman of the Essanay Company" and an interview with "Lottie Pickford of the Famous Players" (Mary Pickford's sister). Other articles include "Where to Get Photoplay Plots" and "The Drama in Pictures" by Maud Fealy. The magazine offers wide-ranging coverage of the film industry, still centered heavily in New York City. Contents in very good condition, with damage noted. An uncommon periodical. .

$115.00

Vanity Fair: A Weekly Show of Political, Social, and Literary Wares.  January 5 to June 28, 1884.
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Vanity Fair: A Weekly Show of Political, Social, and Literary Wares. January 5 to June 28, 1884.

By CARICATURES OF NOTABLE PERSONS - OSCAR WILDE - WOMEN) Spy et al (illus).

London.: Vanity Fair. January to June 1884.. Bound volume of individual issues of the magazine from January to June 1884, 15 ¾ x 10 ½ inches; 382 pp. Twenty-six color lithographic images by various artists (including SPY) on sheets 15 ½ x 10 ½ inches. Spine of volume perished boards worn and the rear board hanging on by a thread; although binding remains tight. Foxing to front and rear endpapers and adjacent pages, not affecting most pages or images, light horizontal crease to images (presumably from prior to binding being lightly folded in the mail) but this is not distracting or noticeable from the front of the image. Off-set to several images noted. The list that follows contains the caption to the illustration followed by the fuller text identification of the individual portrayed. “Ladies, No. 6” Lady Florence Dixie. (light soiling visible in margins, binding holes at right edge well outside the image) “Justice, Justice, Justice”Sir Edwin Baldwin Mallet—Diplomat. “Horse-race Management”Seymour Portman—Horse Race Management (off-set noted) “Painter, Sculptor, Blacksmith etc.”Hubert Herkomer—artist “The Lady Holland” “The Baron”Sir Charles Lennox Wyke—Diplomat “Dispatches,”Captain Conway Seymour—Queen’s Messenger “The Baby”Mr. Arthur Coventry—Gentleman Jockey “The Marchionesse of Tweeddale” “Horsey”Lord Cardross “Ordnance”Hon. Henry Robert Brand M. P. “A Legislator”Lord Haldon—offset “A Professor”Mr. James Edwin Thorold Rogers, M.P. “H.I.M. the Empress of Austria”(off-set noted) “A Good Soldier”Lieutenant-General George Wentworth Alexander Higginson, C.B. “Congregational Union?”The Reverend Joseph Parker (heavy off-set) “The Glorious East”Mr. Carl Haag “Mrs. Weldon”Mrs. Georgina Weldon “Here! Here!! Here!!! Here!!!!”Mr. Charles Nicholas Warton, M. P. “Gentle and Liberal”The Hon. Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy, M. P. “Oscar” Mr. Oscar Wilde (two short tears at the lower edge, not affecting the image, small spot at lower edge of image) “Alfred”Mr. Alfred de Rothschild “The Princess Royal”H. I. H. The Crown Princess of Germany (etc.) (binding holes in left margin, short tear in gutter both well outside the image) “The House of Percy”The Duke of Northumberland “The Knight of the Cruise of Mr. Gladstone”Sir Donald Currie, K.C.M.G., M.P. “Huddersfield”Sir John William Ramsden, Bart., M.P. Pictures: Oscar (May 24) & “The Marchionesse of Tweeddale”(March 1) A volume of particular interest for the depiction of Oscar Wilde ("He is twenty-eight years old, comes of a literary family, and is essentially modern. He is to be married next week") but also for the six portraits of women not only of interest for the fine caricatures of people of the day, but also for the news of the day, arts and other events (eg. "I hear that Miss Hogarth, the surviving executrix and legal representative of Charles Dickens, has taken the necessary steps to prevent the republication in this country of Dicken's confidential letters to his solicitor...") .

$495.00

La Stessa in Ueduta di Fiano. Sileno Coronatonn di Pampini con Pacco Fanciulo Commesso all Sua Cura in Braccio in Positura d'Accarezzarlo. Statua d'Una Amazone negl'Orto Mattei all Navicella. SET OF THREE PRINTS.
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La Stessa in Ueduta di Fiano. Sileno Coronatonn di Pampini con Pacco Fanciulo Commesso all Sua Cura in Braccio in Positura d'Accarezzarlo. Statua d'Una Amazone negl'Orto Mattei all Navicella. SET OF THREE PRINTS.

By SCULPTURE - ANCIENT) Randon, C. L. and N. Dorigny (engraved by).

No date. Ca. 1704.. Three engravings, plate size 12 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches on sheet size 18 x 13 inches. Light toning to edges and a few faint spot in outer margins (well outside plate area). Very good condition. Attractive engravings featuring a seated man with his right foot resting on a helmet, Bacchus holding a baby, and an Amazon with bow and arrows. From Domenico di Rossi's Raccolta de Statue Antiche e Moderne. REDUCED FROM $210.00. .

$105.00

In the Life of a Baby.
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In the Life of a Baby.

By FURNITURE)

Heywood-Wakefield Company.. No date. Ca. 1926.. Booklet, black and white illustrations, 62pp, 8 x 5 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Crease to cover and some faint soiling to covers; very good condition. A guide to child rearing along with a catalog of lovely furniture, including strollers, bassinets, high chairs, hampers, and living room furniture. .

$30.00

Scenario. The Magazine of Screenwriting Art.
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Scenario. The Magazine of Screenwriting Art.

By SCREENPLAYS) Wachowski, Larry and Andy, et al.

New York.: Howard Cadel.. 1995- 1996.. Five copies of "Scenario: the Magazine of Screenwriting Art," 1995 and 1996. Magazine size 10 ¾ x 9 inches with circa 200 pages per issue. In publication order, including contents, they are: Volume 1, No. 4 Fall 1995 (Quiz Show, Heavenly Creatures, His Girl Friday, Harrow Alley). Volume 2, No. 1 Spring 1996 (Get Shorty, To Sleep With Anger, A Little Princess, Georgia). Volume 2, No. 2 Summer 1996 (Lone Star, To Die For, Atlantic City, Vicky). Volume 2, No. 3 Fall 1996 (Big Night, Bound, Walking and Talking, Girls Town). Volume 2, No. 4 Winter 1996 (Tin Cup, Citizen Ruth, Bad Day and Black Rock, The Dreyfus Affair). Magazines in good condition; four in original protective mailing bags, several unopened. A good collection from end of the first year of publication and complete second year of publication. Weight of the collection will require extra postage. .

$115.00

Sphaerococcus Laciniatus.  Laciniated Sphaerococcus.  TOGETHER WITH  Fucus Palmatus, Palmated Fucus, or Dulse.
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Sphaerococcus Laciniatus. Laciniated Sphaerococcus. TOGETHER WITH Fucus Palmatus, Palmated Fucus, or Dulse.

By ALGAE - SEAWEEDS) Greville, R.K. (illus).

London.: W. Curtis.. 1817-1828.. TWO ENGRAVINGS with original handcolor, each on a sheet 18 1/2 x 11 inches. Wove paper. Light indentations from paper clips and small spots of tape residue (not visible from the front) at one edge; short tear at the upper edge of the Fucus print (well outside image). Overall very good condition. Two engravings from the second edition of William Curtis's magnum opus "Flora Londinensis", enlarged by George Graves and William Jackson Hooker. The text sheets identify both as members of the class and order Cryptogamia Algae; text of the Fucus Palmatus notes: "As an article of food this species is well known. On various parts of the coast of Scotland I have seen the natives in a season of scarcity gathering it from the rocks, and in a raw state making a meal of it." The Sphaerococcus image was drawn by R.K. Greville. Each has botanical details and is finely handcolored. .

$145.00

Report on Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed in The United States (Except Alaska) at the Eleventh Census: 1890.

By NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS - STATE BY STATE STUDY OF NATIVEAMERICAN POPULATIONS IN 19TH CENTURY AMERICA)

Washington, D.C.: Department of the Interior, Census Office.. First Edition.. 1894.. Massive study from the Department of the Interior, 11 ¾ X 9 ½ inches, vi+683 pp. including Index at rear, cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Document features 25 maps (three large folding maps in color ("Reservations in U.S."; "Linguistic Stocks"; "Indian Territory (Oklahoma)"; plus numerous maps depicting individual reservations and 20 color lithographic plates including portraits of Native Americans ("Sitting Bull" and others); commentary on domestic life of various tribes, ceremonies, schooling, employment, etc.; additional uncolored lithographic plates on a range of topics (crafts, diverse geographic habitats, etc.) and over 150 pp. featuring photos of Native American populations in states and territories across the country; recurring emphasis centered on individual tribal leaders. Light wear and bumping to exterior, hinges have been neatly reinforced, creasing and repaired tear to front free endpaper, lower right corner of text block bumped at front of volume, short tears to tissue guards of several of the color plates; contents overall in excellent condition; volume itself clean and tightly bound. An extraordinary undertaking with considerable contemporary social relevance. .

$1200.00

Nouvelles Archives du Museum D'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Tome Cinquieme.
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Nouvelles Archives du Museum D'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Tome Cinquieme.

By COLOR LITHOGRAPHS - CRABS - BRAINS etc.) Guerin, L. (editor).

Paris.: Librairie Theodore Morgand.. 1869.. Twenty six lithographic plates including six color lithograph, six two-color and fourteen black and white), 276+62pp+plates, 12 1/2 x 10 inches, marbled endpapers, cloth-covered boards with red leather spine. Rubbing to covers, light spotting to fore edge. Plates five and six have a bump to the upper right corner which does not affect the image, plate five apparently had a thin glued sheet attached to it with some paper still attached to the image. Good tight condition. The first article is a "Memoire sus Les Formes Cerebrales Propres aux Edentes Vivants et Fossiles" with five of the black and white plates relating to this article. Other articles: "Description de Quelques Crustaces Nouveaux de la Famille Des Portuniens" with six brown and white plates showing various crabs; "Revision du Genre Thelphuse et Description de Quelques Especes Nouvelles"; "Notice sur Quelques Poissons Inedits de Madagascar et de la Chine"; "Memorie sur Les Formes Cerebrales Propres aux Marsupiaux" etc. .

$225.00

The Baronial Halls, and Picturesque Edifices of England.  Volumes I and II.
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The Baronial Halls, and Picturesque Edifices of England. Volumes I and II.

By GREAT BRITAIN - ARCHITECTURE) Harding, J.D.; C. Cattermole, S. Prout, W. Muller, J. Holland et

London.: Chapman and Hall.. 1848.. Two leather bound volumes, 72 black and white plates (lithotints) with tissue guards, in text black and white wood engravings, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, elaborate embossed gilt decorative leather bound boards. The volumes have been recased with original gilt decorative boards and spine; both volumes have new endpapers. Title page of both volumes have some insect damage at right edge and scattered foxing; a diagonal crease to title page and first text page; light stain to tip of upper right edge of first few pages; light scattered foxing to some plates; small crease to Haddon Hall Long Gallery print; small spot in upper margin of two plates in volume II (Holland House and Ingestrie Hall). Good, tight condition. A handsome set with bright gilt decorative leather binding. Particularly handsome illustrations using the lithotint process developed by Hullmandel, often used to great effect in the contrast of light and shade on the edifices. A collection of beautiful views celebrating the architecture and interior design of country estates across England with extensive text and small black and white illustrations describing interior and exterior features. Homes include Holland House, Kirby Hall, Warwick Castle, Fountains Hall. .

$325.00

Hotel Royal Danieli.  Venezia.  [LUGGAGE LABEL]
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Hotel Royal Danieli. Venezia. [LUGGAGE LABEL]

By ITALY - VENICE)

No date. Ca. 1930s?. Color pictorial luggage label (green, red, brown and white), 3 x 2 7/8 inches. Good unused condition. Small label with a striking view of the city in the background, illuminated by the setting sun. Text at bottom reads: Proprieta Artisitica - Richter & C - Napoli - Riproduzione Vietata. .

$20.00

Hotel Playa de Cortes.  Guaymas, Sonora Mexico.  [LUGGAGE LABEL]
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Hotel Playa de Cortes. Guaymas, Sonora Mexico. [LUGGAGE LABEL]

By MEXICO / FISHING)

No date. Ca. 1930s?. Color pictorial luggage label (blue, green, red, brown and white), 3 3/8 inch diameter. Good unused condition. Small circular label with a dramatic scene of a fisherman pulling in a blue marlin in front of the hotel. .

$20.00

Fighting For the U.S.A.
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Fighting For the U.S.A.

By UNITED STATES) Seiler, Eddie, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjemen.

Chicago.: National Music Co.. Copyright 1917.. Old sheet music, complete with cover and music, 3pp, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, two-color pictorial cover (soft bound). Good condition: light wear to covers, a few 1/4 to 1/2 inch edge tears. World War I era sheet music. Cover image features silhouettes of soldiers marching up a hill. .

$18.00

Polyporus abietinus...  Cryptogamia Fungi.
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Polyporus abietinus... Cryptogamia Fungi.

By FUNGI) Greville, R.K. (illus).

London.: W. Curtis.. -1828.. Engraving with original handcolor on sheet 18 1/4 x 11 inches. With accompanying text sheet. Paper clip indentation and two spots of tape residue at the upper edge (this scarcely visible); clean and bright image. Finely detailed and delicately colored image (showing the fungi growing on wood and several details) drawn by R. K. Greville and engraved by J. Swan from the second edition of William Curtis's magnum opus "Flora Londinensis." This work is celebrated for the skill of the engraving and handcoloring; the plants are depicted life size, and include most of the British flora. The text sheet identifies it as of the class and order Cryptogamia Fungi. .

$95.00

Hawaii.  The Island of Dreams.  [LUGGAGE LABEL]
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Hawaii. The Island of Dreams. [LUGGAGE LABEL]

By HAWAII - SURFING)

No date. Ca. 1930s?. Color pictorial luggage label (blue, green, red, black and white), 3 x 3 x 3 inches. Good unused condition. Small triangular label with a scene of a surfer cresting a wave. .

$30.00

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