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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


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


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


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


Creative Effort. An Essay in Affirmation by LINDSAY, Norman

Sydney: Art in Australia, 1920. A beautiful copy of Lindsay's famous work covering the meaning of life and art, drawing on philosophical concepts. Signed on front endpaper by Lindsay with a full page original etching tipped in "All who would ex…

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


Les Illuminations by Sonia Delaunay, Arthur Rimbaud

Paris: Jacques Damase, 1973. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Complete portfolio of 15 full page pochoirs in colors on Arches paper + 2 'title' page pochoirs illustrat…

From Concept Books


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


Edward Lear Original Tennyson Drawing Illustration from "The Palace of Art" Stratton House Hampshire by Edward Lear & Alfred Lord Tennyson

Original Edward Lear drawing in pen with black and grey ink and grey wash, numbered '43' to upper left and titled in pen with black ink to the lower sheet "And one, an English Home, - gray twilight pour'd / On dewy pastures, dewy trees / Softer than sleep…

From Itchen Books


A Girl and Her Dog by CUMMINGS, E.E

ca. 1928. A large portrait by Cummings of his stepdaughter, Diana Barton, with one of her dogs at Joy Farm in New Hampshire, sometime between 1927 and 1930. Diana was born in 1921; Cummings met Anne Barton in 1925 and they spent several summers at Joy Far…

From Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA


The Magic Horse by Mosey, Chris & Michel Hjorth

Stockholm: Boox, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Hjorth, Michel. A beautiful copy of this book. The pictorial jacket is clean and bright with just the slightest hint of soiling along the top white edge of the front and a tiny bit of…

From Black River Books


Untitled, Original Oil Painting - Hill Country Barn & Wagon by Boren, James (American 1921-1990)

1969. FINE. Original oil on board, 11 1/2 x 8 in. framed with linen mat. SIGNED and dated CAA lower right, framed dimensions 17 1/2 x 14 label on back "General Store Gallery / Austin, Texas" and sealed. Photos on request. James Boren was one of the dea…

From Maggie Lambeth



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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