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Biblio is lucky to work with such amazing booksellers who provide not just rare and antique books, but antique and rare original art. Browse the featured artwork below for some of the most amazing and unbelievably rare original artwork by some truly inspiring artists. Some of the rare original art featured below are self-portraits of famous and beloved authors, and others are detailed landscapes. Any of the rare original artwork featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room would definitely add to the value of your rare and antique book collection.

Let the Gold Dust Twins Do Your Work" [antique embossed enameled metal broadside portraying John D. Rockefeller and J. P. Morgan], illustrated from and Being Advertising for Puck Magazine

New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann / Puck, 1905. First Edition . Single Embossed Tin Sheet. Very Good +. 14 1/2" x 11. J. S. Pushe [?]. Rare Embossed Tin Color Broadside With Puck Heading, Numbered Vol. Lvii No. 149, Possibly An Advertising Displ...

From Arroyo Seco Books


Forty-six fine watercolours elegantly bound in a nineteenth-century album by NOVELLI, Francesco

Probaly Venice, 1825. An exquisite suite of watercolours, including a beautiful series of scenes documenting a Venetian commedia dell'arte troupe, by the Italian artist Francesco Novelli. Francesco Novelli (1767-1836), one of the preeminent artists of hi...

From Rare Illustrated Books


Original painting: "Sailor's Farewell," together with autograph book by Kent, Rockwell

1935. Kent, Rockwell. Measuring 13 by 9 1/4 inches, this watercolor bears Kent's signature along with the inscription, "to his friend Charly Mortensen, 1935." Mortensen was the telegraph operator aboard the Hans Egede, the ship on which Kent made two of ...

From Bromer Booksellers


Sitting Nude - [Pen and Ink Drawing] by Harold Hope Read (1881-1959)

An atmospheric study, pen and ink, with charcoal. Cross-hatching has been used to pick out the heavy contrast between the shadow and light fabric around the sitter's waist. - Signed, upper right corner (and perhaps also dated; '11); on wove paper. - Con...

From Capricedardour


Leone Frollo Naga: per il pelo di zita Page 34 Original Comic Art by Frollo, Leone

Original Art. Page 34 from the story Naga: per il pelo di zita. Ink on paper. 18 x 25.5 cm. Condition is fine. ...

From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB


Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. [Twenty-five costumes for the theatre] ; Préface par Edmond Jaloux by George Barbier

Paris: Camille Bloch & Jules Meynial, 1927. First Edition. A remarkable collection of elegant theatrical costume designs signed by leading French art deco designer George Barbier (1882-1932). Portrait frontispiece of Barbier by his friend and rival Charl...

From Rare Illustrated Books


Pine Landing Authentic Hand Colored Photograph in Original Frame Signed W. Nutting by Wallace Nutting

A couple of white lines in the background are uncolored. In the original Matt and frame. Size of frame is 7 5/8" x 9 5/8".  Hand colored photo is 3 1/4" X 3 7/8".  Signed W. Nutting.  The paper is almost completely worn from the backside of the frame a...

From booksnvintage


The Sacrilege of Alan Kent / Le Sacrilège d'Alan Kent (Photos!) by Alexander Calder, Erskine Caldwell

"The Sacrilege of Alan Kent / Le Sacrilège d'Alan Kent" by Erskine Caldwell (translated to French by Marcel Duhamel) is illustrated with 20 original color etchings by Alexander Calder, of which 5 are double-page etchings (including cover wrapper). Loose ...

From Pyramid Collection


DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD Original Artwork. by BENNETT, Jill illustrating DAHL, Roald:

Later published in London by Jonathan Cape and Puffin Books and in America by Alfred A. Knopf. 1975. The Jill Bennett archive of illustrations for the first edition of Roald Dahl's Danny The Champion of The World. The Jill Bennett archive of illustra...

From Lucius Books


The Happy Prince. Oscar Wilde. Hand coloured, Printed and Bound by Mikhail Magaril. 1997 by Oscar Wilde

Wilde. Oscar, The Happy Prince. Preface by Morris Jacobs, illustrated by Mikhail Magaril. New York, Summer Garden Editions, 1997. 1st Edition, Fifty copies of this book were printed. The edition is hand coloured, bound and signed by the artist & Morri...

From Roz Hulse


VOODOO FIRE IN HAITI by Loederer, Richard

New York: The Literary Guild, 1935. Large octavo. Gilt cloth. Illustrated throughout by the author. Cloth a bit hand- smudged, but very good in bright, probably supplied pictorial dust jacket. Literary Guild printing of the American edition, printed from...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Plate LXV Little Harvest Mouse. Mus Minimus, Aud. & Bach. Males & Females. Natural Size. by Audubon, John James & Bachman, Rev. John

Philadelphia:: Audubon, J.J.,, 1845.. Imperial Folio Edition. Very Good Condition with original hand-coloring. . Original hand-colored lithograph by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS. Imperial Folio; 213/8 x 27 3/8 inches. Very Goo...

From Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books


Original Artwork for "Be Happy Osaka", a maquette for the Piece in Color and Applied Jewels By Charles Fazzino; (with) a Small Hand-Colored black and White Print of the Piece Having the artstis' Corrections and Directions by Fazzino, Charles

Original work for this colorful Osaka City Japan scene by Fazzino, signed by him lower left; 32" x 26 3/4" approximate size, done on heavy white cardstock; with a blank margin to left of piece; with applied faux gemstone stars, circles, glitt...

From Certain Books, ABAA


MAX JACOB. Double Signed Litho by Picasso. Max Jacob

Montrouge [Paris]: 1910, 1910. Original Litho. Montrouge [Paris]: 1910, 1910. Original Litho. Picasso. Max Jacob. MAX JACOB. Double Signed Litho. Montrouge [Paris] (Seine). 1910. 14" 7/8 X 10" 3/4 on plain paper stock printed in black. Number 1...

From TBCL The Book Collector's Library



Walt Disney Enterprises. USA. 1937. ORIGINAL HAND COLOURED IMAGE ON CELLULOID. Image is 6.6 x 4.5 inches. Mounted glazed and framed to give a full size of 13.1 x 10.8 inches. A rare original hand-painted sheet of Celluloid from Disney's first animated fe...

From Paul Foster Books


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