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  • 12 HOURS OF SEBRING 1970 Harry Hurst INSCRIBED to Noted Motorsports Photographer TOM BURNSIDE 12 HOURS OF SEBRING 1970 Harry Hurst INSCRIBED to Noted Motorsports Photographer TOM BURNSIDE

    12 HOURS OF SEBRING 1970, text and photos by Harry Hurst.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author / photographer HARRY HURST to the renowned automotive photographer TOM BURNSIDE: "To Tom Burnside / The 'W. Eugene Smith' of motorsport photography / Harry Hurst".

    Self Published by Harry Hurst, Devon, Pennsylvania, 2003. True FIRST EDITION, with heavy stock paper covers, cloth tape covered spine, 8.5x11 inches oblong, 85 pages. (The copyright of Harry Hurst's photographs is 1970 and some sellers get that date confused with the publication date of this book in which his photographs are published. This first edition was published in 2003. A later edition was published in 2004.)

    Illustrated with 42 b&w photographs, 33 with blank versos, 9 with…

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    12 HOURS OF SEBRING 1970, text and photos by Harry Hurst.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author / photographer HARRY HURST to the renowned automotive photographer TOM BURNSIDE: "To Tom Burnside / The 'W. Eugene Smith' of motorsport photography / Harry Hurst".

    Self Published by Harry Hurst, Devon, Pennsylvania, 2003. True FIRST EDITION, with heavy stock paper covers, cloth tape covered spine, 8.5x11 inches oblong, 85 pages. (The copyright of Harry Hurst's photographs is 1970 and some sellers get that date confused with the publication date of this book in which his photographs are published. This first edition was published in 2003. A later edition was published in 2004.)

    Illustrated with 42 b&w photographs, 33 with blank versos, 9 with text printed on the verso.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear.

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  • 18 Original Vintage NUDE FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHS 11x14" with Photographer's Info & Date 1969 on Backsides 18 Original Vintage NUDE FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHS 11x14" with Photographer's Info & Date 1969 on Backsides

    EIGHTEEN 11x14" B&W PHOTOGRAPHS, NUDE FEMALE FIGURE STUDIES. Vintage Originals with the date August 22, 1969 and Photographer's information stamped on the backside of each print. The same female model is in each photo, in different poses. No idea who she is. The photographer was a serious amateur / semi-professional, Charles A. Bailhache. The photographs come from his estate which contained lots of photographic darkroom equipment. Clearly he printed these nude figure studies himself. The photographs are all in VERY GOOD condition, a bit of waviness, overall solid, bright, clean, and clear, with sharp images.

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  • 1860 HAND PAINTED ILLUMINATED FRONTISPIECE LEAF w/ GENEALOGY from FAMILY BIBLE by Marianne Hayward (JOHN FORBES HARDY, Mary Clarke Southard, Joseph Hardy) 1860 HAND PAINTED ILLUMINATED FRONTISPIECE LEAF w/ GENEALOGY from FAMILY BIBLE
    Marianne Hayward (JOHN FORBES HARDY, Mary Clarke Southard, Joseph Hardy)

    1860 HAND PAINTED ILLUMINATED FRONTISPIECE LEAF from a FAMILY BIBLE. This frontispiece leaf was hand painted and illuminated on a blank prelim page of an 1802 BIBLE owned by the HARDY FAMILY of Hampstead, England.

    The leaf measures 5.5x 9". It has been disbound but is still sewn at spine together with the 1802 Bible's title page and a few pages of the Bible's Preface. The names, dates, and information on this gorgeous one-of-a-kind leaf are (some words painted legibly large, some almost hidden in the lovely painted ribbons and decorations): JOSEPH HARDY / Born May 16, 1788; MARY CLARKE SOUTHARD / Born May 29, 1790; JOHN FORBES HARDY / Born at Hampstead Oct 24th 1816. / Married June 12…

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    1860 HAND PAINTED ILLUMINATED FRONTISPIECE LEAF from a FAMILY BIBLE. This frontispiece leaf was hand painted and illuminated on a blank prelim page of an 1802 BIBLE owned by the HARDY FAMILY of Hampstead, England.

    The leaf measures 5.5x 9". It has been disbound but is still sewn at spine together with the 1802 Bible's title page and a few pages of the Bible's Preface. The names, dates, and information on this gorgeous one-of-a-kind leaf are (some words painted legibly large, some almost hidden in the lovely painted ribbons and decorations): JOSEPH HARDY / Born May 16, 1788; MARY CLARKE SOUTHARD / Born May 29, 1790; JOHN FORBES HARDY / Born at Hampstead Oct 24th 1816. / Married June 12 1847 / ROSE (PARSLOP?) (At the bottom right in tiny letters hidden in a colored band) MARIANNE (HAYWARD?) / FECIT (i.e. painted / made by Marianne Hayward) (At the bottom left in tiny letters) 1860. Condition: There is some foxing and toning, but overall the illuminated leaf is gorgeous, and the gold stands out tangibly. The backside of the leaf and the facing title page of the bible are stained and darkened from where the paint bled through. JOHN FORBES HARDY is a relatively obscure ARTIST from HAMPSTEAD, ENGLAND, who was active as a painter from 1847 to 1874. One of his better known works is believed to be of a view of "Hampstead Heath". I do not know, and cannot seem to find out, who the illuminator / painter, Marianne Hayward, is - but someone must know because the work is so lovely. RARE and UNIQUE - an Illuminated Leaf related to HARDY, SOUTHARD and FORBES Families.

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  • 1878 EDWARD MATTHEW WARD - HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED to FRANK GASKELL by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD 1878 EDWARD MATTHEW WARD - HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED to FRANK GASKELL
    EDWARD MATTHEW WARD

    HANDWRITTEN LETTER by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD to FRANK GASKELL. Stationery is blind-stamped engraved "Glen Aray Lodge, Windsor". The letter is dated 3rd January 1878. (Ward died just 12 months later, 15 January 1879, a suicide.) Written on a single-fold piece of stationery, making 4 pages. The letter is on 2 pages, the front page and an inner page. The letter reads (as best I can make out): "My Dear Mr. Gaskell Many thanks for the Photo with which I was much pleased and by which I can imagine that the dress must have cut a very good figure in the room & I am glad that my suggestion was of any use to you in the matter. I very much…

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    HANDWRITTEN LETTER by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD to FRANK GASKELL. Stationery is blind-stamped engraved "Glen Aray Lodge, Windsor". The letter is dated 3rd January 1878. (Ward died just 12 months later, 15 January 1879, a suicide.) Written on a single-fold piece of stationery, making 4 pages. The letter is on 2 pages, the front page and an inner page. The letter reads (as best I can make out): "My Dear Mr. Gaskell Many thanks for the Photo with which I was much pleased and by which I can imagine that the dress must have cut a very good figure in the room & I am glad that my suggestion was of any use to you in the matter. I very much envy you your Roman trip which must have been very enjoyable to you more [especially] in such excellent companionship of Mr. W. Wood who must be so au fait in all that belongs to the Eternal City, and the funeral of the gook King must have been very [impressive] and interesting and a thing to have seen. It is now nearly thirty eight years since I was in Rome, where I remained three years, but I have a most vivid recollection of it & all its glories, & still live in hopes of again seeing it before I die, though at present I see no probability of my being able to enjoy so great a pleasure in [the] future. It must have greatly altered since I was there & I have no doubt in the main for the better, especially in a sanitary point of view, though perhaps not altogether in [picturesqueness], but on one point I am sure it must have done so & that is in its government which when I was there was simply diabolical. I hope that we shall have the pleasure of seeing your father down here during his stay in London and immediately on receiving your letter yesterday I wrote a letter off to him at Wootton to be forwarded & I have no doubt that he will receive it tomorrow. I shall however send him a line to the Reform Club to make matters more sure, as I am most anxious for him to come down here and see the Windsor Tapestry Manufactory should he be able to spare the time. Mrs. Ward unites with me in kindest regards to Mrs. Gaskell & the rest of your family circle. & believe me, Yours ever Sincerely, E. M. Ward". CONDITION: The letter has a vertical and horizontal fold, perhaps from being folded to fit into a small envelope. The blank backside has paper remnants, as if the letter had been glued to a mount at some point and later removed. There is a small ink-stamped name on the black backside "K. J. Turner". The writing remains bright, clear and fully legible. Edward Matthew Ward RA (London 14 July 1816 - 15 January 1879) was an English Victorian narrative painter best known for his murals in the Palace of Westminster depicting episodes in British history from the English Civil War to the Glorious Revolution.

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  • 1878 RENAISSANCE PRINTING DESIGNS / DIE BÜCHER-ORNAMENTIK DER RENAISSANCE with 100 PLATES Fonts Vignettes Borders Titles by A. F. BUTSCH 1878 RENAISSANCE PRINTING DESIGNS / DIE BÜCHER-ORNAMENTIK DER RENAISSANCE with 100 PLATES Fonts Vignettes Borders Titles
    A. F. BUTSCH

    DIE BÜCHER-ORNAMENTIK DER RENAISSANCE : Eine Auswahl Stylvoller Titeleinfassungen, Initialen, Leisten, Vignetten und Druckerzeichen Hervorragender Italienischer, Deutscher umd Französischer Officinen aus der Zeit der Fruh renaissance. Nach der eigenen Sammlung Herausgegeben und Erlautert Von A. F. BUTSCH. (ORNAMENTATION of RENAISSANCE BOOKS: A Selection of Printed Ornaments including Stylish Titles, Initial Letters, Borders / Frames, Vignettes, and Excellent Printing

    of Italian, German, and French origin from the time of the Early Renaissance. From the personal collection of, and edited and annotated by, A. F. BUTSCH.) Published by G. HIRTH, LEIPZIG, MDCCCLXXVIII (1878). This is Volume I, which stands on its own with its 100 plates. A second volume was published at a later date. Hardcovers, 1/4 leather and marbled paper covered…

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    DIE BÜCHER-ORNAMENTIK DER RENAISSANCE : Eine Auswahl Stylvoller Titeleinfassungen, Initialen, Leisten, Vignetten und Druckerzeichen Hervorragender Italienischer, Deutscher umd Französischer Officinen aus der Zeit der Fruh renaissance. Nach der eigenen Sammlung Herausgegeben und Erlautert Von A. F. BUTSCH. (ORNAMENTATION of RENAISSANCE BOOKS: A Selection of Printed Ornaments including Stylish Titles, Initial Letters, Borders / Frames, Vignettes, and Excellent Printing

    of Italian, German, and French origin from the time of the Early Renaissance. From the personal collection of, and edited and annotated by, A. F. BUTSCH.) Published by G. HIRTH, LEIPZIG, MDCCCLXXVIII (1878). This is Volume I, which stands on its own with its 100 plates. A second volume was published at a later date. Hardcovers, 1/4 leather and marbled paper covered boards, folio

    10x14 inches (25x35 cm), 72 pages of text, including descriptions of the plates, and 100 PLATES each printed on its own leaf. The 100 Plates are lovely and a Great Reference to Early Renaissance Printing. Condition: The spine is lacking its leather covering (the spine card covering is still present), the spine folds are worn, the corners are lacking their leather covering, and the marbled paper covered boards are worn through at places along the edges; nonetheless the covers are sturdy and still doing their job; internally nice, the pages are just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The 100 plates are all present and beautiful. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1917 MOZART OPERAS in the STUTTGART HOFOPER with 45 COLOR PLATES & 7 PHOTOGRAVURES Bound in VELLUM Covers / Stuttgarter Bühnenkunst Inszenierungen der Königlich Württembergerischen Hofoper von Werken Mozarts... by EMIL GERHAUSER 1917 MOZART OPERAS in the STUTTGART HOFOPER with 45 COLOR PLATES & 7 PHOTOGRAVURES Bound in VELLUM Covers / Stuttgarter Bühnenkunst Inszenierungen der Königlich Württembergerischen Hofoper von Werken Mozarts...
    EMIL GERHAUSER

    STUTTGARTER BÜHNENKUNST: INSZENIERUNGEN der Königlich Württembergischen Hofoper von Werken Mozarts und von Schillings' Mona Lisa, von EMIL GERHAUSER. (STUTTGART THEATER STAGE ART: the STAGING of Productions by the ROYAL WÜRTTEMBERG COURT OPERA HOUSE of Works by Mozart and of Schillings' Mona Lisa. By Emil Gerhauser.) Mit den künstlerischen Entwursen der Bühnenausstattung von BERNHARD PANKOK. (With the Artistic Designs by Bernhard Pankok.) Herausgegeben und Verlegt von (Edited and Published by) Wilhelm Meyer-Ilschen, Stuttgart, Germany, 1917. TEXT IN GERMAN. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION, this being copy number 99 of only 300 copies. An Elaborate and Finely Produced Book featuring the Production of 5 Operas by Mozart and 1 Opera, Mona Lisa, by Max von Schillings. Each was performed at the Hofoper in…

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    STUTTGARTER BÜHNENKUNST: INSZENIERUNGEN der Königlich Württembergischen Hofoper von Werken Mozarts und von Schillings' Mona Lisa, von EMIL GERHAUSER. (STUTTGART THEATER STAGE ART: the STAGING of Productions by the ROYAL WÜRTTEMBERG COURT OPERA HOUSE of Works by Mozart and of Schillings' Mona Lisa. By Emil Gerhauser.) Mit den künstlerischen Entwursen der Bühnenausstattung von BERNHARD PANKOK. (With the Artistic Designs by Bernhard Pankok.) Herausgegeben und Verlegt von (Edited and Published by) Wilhelm Meyer-Ilschen, Stuttgart, Germany, 1917. TEXT IN GERMAN. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION, this being copy number 99 of only 300 copies. An Elaborate and Finely Produced Book featuring the Production of 5 Operas by Mozart and 1 Opera, Mona Lisa, by Max von Schillings. Each was performed at the Hofoper in Stuttgart. VELLUM COVERS, GILT DESIGNS on the front cover and spine, gilt page edges, floral patterned endpapers, 9x12.25 inches (23x31 cm). Pagination: viii, 418 pages, plus unnumbered photogravures and lithographic plates. Beautifully ILLUSTRATED with 7 PHOTOGRAVURES and 52 PLATES (45 IN COLOR) of opera sets and costumes. Includes the frontispiece etching by Pankok. Each plate and photogravure is protected with a patterned tissue guard. There are also many in-text b&w drawings of set designs and staging directions. GOOD condition, the covers are bowing and lightly soiled, the upper spine corners are bumped causing 1 inch of splitting at the top front spine fold, there are some scratches to the gilt page edges; overall these vellum and gilt covers are quite attractive and impressive; internally there is some light foxing to the first and last few pages and just a bit here and there throughout, there is a previous owner's signature and the date of 1955 on a blank prelim, there is a small tape ghost on the front free endpaper, the tissue guards are toned, some with creases, but all are present, overall the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked, and all the photogravures and plates are gorgeous. About EMIL GERHÄUSER (from Wikipedia): ******Emil Gerhäuser, b. 1868 d. 1917, was a German opera singer and director. Gerhäuser first began law studies at the University of Munich before receiving vocal training as a tenor. In 1890 he made his debut at the Munich Court Opera .In 1909 Gerhäuser moved to Stuttgart, where he became a director at the Hofoper / Court Opera.****** About BERNHARD PANKOK (from Wikipedia): ******Bernhard Pankok (Münster, b. 1872 d. 1943, was a modern German painter, graphic artist, architect, and THEATRICAL DESIGNER. His works are characterized by the transition between Art Nouveau and the International Style. His furniture and book design, such as the catalog of the German section for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, have garnered him international recognition. Pankok opened a studio in Munich in 1892 and worked as a freelance artist, graphic designer and illustrator for the magazines Pan and Jugend. He remained in Munich until 1902 and co-founded the Vereinigten Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk (United Workshops for Art in Handcraft). In 1902 he moved to Stüttgart, and in 1913 he helped found a local art school, the Stuttgarter Killesberg, and became the its first director. In 1914 he was considered one of the leading artists of the famous Werkbund Exhibition in Cologne. In 1930 he became a foreign member of the MUNICH SECESSION.(In 1933 the National Socialist party began their crusade to bring all forms of artistic expression under their control: a process known as Gleichschaltung . Artists were eventually required to obtain state endorsement for all of their works. Those who were considered degenerate were not allowed to paint, these included members of the Munich Secession. In 1938, the Munich Secession was dissolved as part of the Kulturellen Säuberung / Cultural Cleansing.)****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges.

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  • 1919 ABBOTT THAYER EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS Carnegie Institute / Merrymount Press by Abbott Thayer 1919 ABBOTT THAYER EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS Carnegie Institute / Merrymount Press
    Abbott Thayer

    EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY ABBOTT H. THAYER. PITTSBURGH: Carnegie Institute, 1919. Printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, Boston. First (and only) Edition. Hardcovers, 6x9 inches, 41 pages. Illustrated with 6 b&w tipped on plates. GOOD condition: The spine is sunned and has some chips and scrapes, the boards are lightly toned at the margins and have some soiling, Internally, the plates have slightly offset onto their facing pages of descriptive text, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. SCARCE ORIGINAL 1919 CATALOGUE Published by The Carnegie Institute and Printed at the Merrymount Press.

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  • 1920 Original PRESS PHOTO of ALMA RUBENS - FILM STARLET & HEROIN ADDICT by Alma Rubens 1920 Original PRESS PHOTO of ALMA RUBENS - FILM STARLET & HEROIN ADDICT
    Alma Rubens

    Glossy 8x10" photo of ALMA RUBENS. This is an original publicity / press photo of Alma Rubens, undated but circa 1920. Rubber-stamped on the backside is "ALMA RUBENS / Appearing in / William Fox Photoplays". Written in pencil on the backside, below the rubber-stamped info is: "Keep one or Both for Files". VERY GOOD condition, toning to the edges, some creasing to the corners, a small piece of tape with "Alma Rubens" typed on to it is attached to the bottom white margin.

    The photo itself is soft-focus. Printed on the photo in white is "Autrey 10". About ALMA RUBENS (from Wikipedia and IMDB): ******Alma Rubens (1897 - 1931) was an American film actress. Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve…

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    Glossy 8x10" photo of ALMA RUBENS. This is an original publicity / press photo of Alma Rubens, undated but circa 1920. Rubber-stamped on the backside is "ALMA RUBENS / Appearing in / William Fox Photoplays". Written in pencil on the backside, below the rubber-stamped info is: "Keep one or Both for Files". VERY GOOD condition, toning to the edges, some creasing to the corners, a small piece of tape with "Alma Rubens" typed on to it is attached to the bottom white margin.

    The photo itself is soft-focus. Printed on the photo in white is "Autrey 10". About ALMA RUBENS (from Wikipedia and IMDB): ******Alma Rubens (1897 - 1931) was an American film actress. Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve Reubens in San Francisco, California. She was interested in entertaining at an early age. By the time she was 19 she had become a full-fledged star. Her break came in 1916 in the film Reggie Mixes In (1916). Six more films followed that year, and she won critical acclaim in The Half-Breed (1916). In 1917 she again starred in a box-office smash, The Firefly of Tough Luck (1917). She became a busy young actress with role after role and hit after hit. In 1924, as Mildred Gower, she performed magnificently in The Price She Paid (1924). After a busy 1925, Alma suddenly found it difficult to obtain work, but it was not because her star had suddenly dimmed - it was because of her addiction to heroin. The money she made dwindled away in search of the next high. She was in and out of mental asylums, but it didn't really help much because she was still dabbling in drugs. Weakened by her habit, she died in Los Angeles in 1931, of pneumonia. She was less than a month away from her 34th birthday. Her final two films were two years earlier, Show Boat (1929) and She Goes to War (1929).******

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  • 1929 BURLINGAME, California, PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL Kindergarten Class FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH Cute Kindergartners 1929 BURLINGAME, California, PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL Kindergarten Class FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH Cute Kindergartners

    1929 8x10 framed photograph of a Kindergarten class at PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL,

    BURLINGAME CALIFORNIA. There is a sign in the photograph that reads PERSHING / GRAMMAR SCHOOL / BURLINGAME, CALIF. / SEPTEMBER 1929 / KINDERGARTEN. There is a 2x5 inch photograph of the school building inset on the larger photograph of the kindergarten class. September 1929. One month before the great stock market crash and the beginning of the great depression. Oh my. Very cute photo in a simple frame with glass front and cardboard backing. All the little girls have haircuts like Scout in the film To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo is fading in some areas, overall still bright and clear.

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  • 1929-1931 BOOKBINDING MAGAZINE, 6 ISSUES, Vintage Book Binders / Bindry Trade Journal 1929-1931 BOOKBINDING MAGAZINE, 6 ISSUES, Vintage Book Binders / Bindry Trade Journal

    BOOKBINDING MAGAZINE : The Official Business Paper of the Bookbinding Industry : A Magazine of Business Building Ideas for the Bindery. Arthur Freund and Leo H. Joachim, Publishers. Published in New York, 1929-1931. SIX ISSUES: Vol. X, No. 6, Dec. 1929; Vol. XI, No. 1, Jan. 1930; Vol. XI, No. 3, Mar. 1930; Vol.XI, No. 4, Apr. 1930; Vol. XII, No. 4, Oct. 1930; Vol. XIII, No. 8, May 1931. Softcover magazines, side stapled, 8.5x11.5 inches, approximately 70 pages per issue, including lots of ads for bookbinding machinery and materials. These 6 issues are in generally GOOD condition, the spines have wear including scrapes and peeling; there are some creases and general signs of handling; overall the issues are used…

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    BOOKBINDING MAGAZINE : The Official Business Paper of the Bookbinding Industry : A Magazine of Business Building Ideas for the Bindery. Arthur Freund and Leo H. Joachim, Publishers. Published in New York, 1929-1931. SIX ISSUES: Vol. X, No. 6, Dec. 1929; Vol. XI, No. 1, Jan. 1930; Vol. XI, No. 3, Mar. 1930; Vol.XI, No. 4, Apr. 1930; Vol. XII, No. 4, Oct. 1930; Vol. XIII, No. 8, May 1931. Softcover magazines, side stapled, 8.5x11.5 inches, approximately 70 pages per issue, including lots of ads for bookbinding machinery and materials. These 6 issues are in generally GOOD condition, the spines have wear including scrapes and peeling; there are some creases and general signs of handling; overall the issues are used but still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Articles include: Bookbinding Industrial Exhibits; Views on Trade Outlook by Bookbinders (published in 1930, the beginning of the Great Depression); Local Bookbinders Associations; In Memoriam: George K. Bird; When a Woman Runs a Bindery; Economics of Book Production; If I Had to Choose Again I'd Be a Bookbinder; and more. A nice collection of six issues of this bookbinding trade magazine, all published at the beginning of the Great Depression. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These six issues are heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1933 BOOK OF ARTISTS' OWN BOOKPLATES Ruth T Saunders FIRST 1/360 Association Copy by Ruth Thomson Saunders 1933 BOOK OF ARTISTS' OWN BOOKPLATES Ruth T Saunders FIRST 1/360 Association Copy
    Ruth Thomson Saunders

    THE BOOK OF ARTISTS' OWN BOOKPLATES, by Ruth Thomson Saunders, Vice President of the Bookplate Association International.

    Illustrations from Fourteen Countries through the Courtesy of the Bookplate Association International.

    Published by Saunders Studio Press, Claremont, California, 1933. LIMITED, NUMBERED, FIRST EDITION. This being copy number 312 of 360 numbered copies. The Colophon Page (the last page) states that the 360 copies are "numbered and signed", however this copy, number 312, is numbered but is NOT SIGNED.

    The book has an inscription on the front free endpaper that appears to be by CLARE RYAN TALBOT, a noted collector of and expert on bookplates who wrote several books on the subject. Also, laid in is a 3x5 inch card with handwriting on…

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    THE BOOK OF ARTISTS' OWN BOOKPLATES, by Ruth Thomson Saunders, Vice President of the Bookplate Association International.

    Illustrations from Fourteen Countries through the Courtesy of the Bookplate Association International.

    Published by Saunders Studio Press, Claremont, California, 1933. LIMITED, NUMBERED, FIRST EDITION. This being copy number 312 of 360 numbered copies. The Colophon Page (the last page) states that the 360 copies are "numbered and signed", however this copy, number 312, is numbered but is NOT SIGNED.

    The book has an inscription on the front free endpaper that appears to be by CLARE RYAN TALBOT, a noted collector of and expert on bookplates who wrote several books on the subject. Also, laid in is a 3x5 inch card with handwriting on both sides, again apparently by Clare Ryan Talbot. The book inscription and the card both talk about her (Talbot's) relationship and friendship with Ruth T. Saunders. The writing is in pencil. The card reads in part: "Ruth T. Saunders was fabulous...Her first husband was a publisher...She heard of me, then floundering in a miserable marriage. Came to see me one dreary unannounced p.m. (See pg. 43)...and thus was my entire real life rescued...we all were rounded up for a happy ten years before deaths." The book inscription reads: "RTS creator of a category 'Artists Own', herself a gifted artist, printer, publisher, member Art Faculty Scripps College, etc. See p. 43 for mention of CRT. To RTS I owe my serious beginnings in ex libris studies." Near the bottom of the front free endpaper Clare Talbot wrote: "To B.B. - C.T. 1 Feb 1963".

    GOOD book, paper spine title label is lacking, covers have a bit of edge and corner tip wear, inner pages are tight, bright, clean, and clear. A solid, nice copy.

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  • 1937 GEORGE GROSZ LETTER SIGNED HANDWRITTEN & TYPED to AMERICAN ARTIST MARSHALL GLASIER re: Life, Art, Spain's Civil War by George GROSZ 1937 GEORGE GROSZ LETTER SIGNED HANDWRITTEN & TYPED to AMERICAN ARTIST MARSHALL GLASIER re: Life, Art, Spain's Civil War
    George GROSZ

    TYPED & HANDWRITTEN LETTER by GEORGE GROSZ.

    TWO PAGE LETTER, addressed to AMERICAN ARTIST MARSHALL GLASIER, dated October 10, 1937. Typed and Handwritten on both sides of a single 8.5" x 11" sheet of "Douglas Manor" stationery, with the letterhead: "202 SHORE ROAD - DOUGLAS MANOR - LONG ISLAND - N.Y." (Douglas Manor hosted a thriving colony of various artists, including George Grosz.)

    The letter is typed on the front side and on half of the back side, is hand signed at the end of the typed portion, then handwritten for half a page beneath the signature.

    The handwritten portion is in Grosz's beautiful calligraphy, written with a fountain pen. The handwritten portion is significant both in size…

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    TYPED & HANDWRITTEN LETTER by GEORGE GROSZ.

    TWO PAGE LETTER, addressed to AMERICAN ARTIST MARSHALL GLASIER, dated October 10, 1937. Typed and Handwritten on both sides of a single 8.5" x 11" sheet of "Douglas Manor" stationery, with the letterhead: "202 SHORE ROAD - DOUGLAS MANOR - LONG ISLAND - N.Y." (Douglas Manor hosted a thriving colony of various artists, including George Grosz.)

    The letter is typed on the front side and on half of the back side, is hand signed at the end of the typed portion, then handwritten for half a page beneath the signature.

    The handwritten portion is in Grosz's beautiful calligraphy, written with a fountain pen. The handwritten portion is significant both in size and subject matter, 19 lines, discusses artists, reason for his quitting teaching, and touches on the Spanish Civil War by mentioning fellow artists who went to Spain to fight with the Loyalists.

    The front typed side of the letter has a pencil margin note that is clearly in Grosz's hand, and a red pencil circling of one section. It also has a number of small, handwritten corrections, also in Grosz's hand.

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  • 1940 DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN Pre WW2 Propaganda Meant to Generate Sympathy Towards Japan 1940 DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN Pre WW2 Propaganda Meant to Generate Sympathy Towards Japan

    DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN.

    Twenty-two (22) Full Color Plates, each tipped onto its own 10x10.5 inch card stock mounting board. The mounting boards are printed at the bottom with the name, age, and location of the child artist (e.g. Mr. Masao Koike, 6 yrs old, Koichi). The drawings were originally drawn in crayon, watercolor, and ink by Japanese children aged 6 to 13. There is also a single fold, 4 page introductory sheet that describes the drawings and the reason they were gathered in this publication.

    The 22 mounted plates are loose and contained in a fold-open portfolio. The folder is constructed of cloth covered boards with leather spine and corners, it has a gilt titling on the front…

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    DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN.

    Twenty-two (22) Full Color Plates, each tipped onto its own 10x10.5 inch card stock mounting board. The mounting boards are printed at the bottom with the name, age, and location of the child artist (e.g. Mr. Masao Koike, 6 yrs old, Koichi). The drawings were originally drawn in crayon, watercolor, and ink by Japanese children aged 6 to 13. There is also a single fold, 4 page introductory sheet that describes the drawings and the reason they were gathered in this publication.

    The 22 mounted plates are loose and contained in a fold-open portfolio. The folder is constructed of cloth covered boards with leather spine and corners, it has a gilt titling on the front cover and spine.

    Condition: The folder is in FAIR condition, sunning to the margins, scrapes and rubs to the boards, a couple small holes, and a previous owner's ink stamp on the inside front cover. The 4 page introductory sheet has creases and signs of handling. The 22 plates and their mounting boards are in GOOD condition, the boards have some areas of age toning and most have very two very tiny pin holes at the top corners, the plates are all bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    Published by Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai [The Society for International Cultural Relations], Japan, 1940. This collection of drawings by Japanese children was likely propaganda meant to generate sympathy for Japan at a time when it was becoming increasingly aggressive and imperialistic.

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  • 1944 PHOTO ALBUM of a U.S. CADET CORPS NURSE at MANHATTAN STATE HOSPITAL, WARD'S ISLAND by ADELL V. DAL PORTO 1944 PHOTO ALBUM of a U.S. CADET CORPS NURSE at MANHATTAN STATE HOSPITAL, WARD'S ISLAND
    ADELL V. DAL PORTO

    PHOTO ALBUM of ADELL V. DAL PORTO, a NURSE at the U.S. CADET NURSE CORPS, MANHATTAN STATE HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING, WARD'S ISLAND, NEW YORK. She was in the Class of 1947 and the photos that have dates written below them were all taken during the WORLD WAR II era years of 1944 and 1945. 135 snapshots of Adell and her friends, nurse colleagues, classmates, etc., both in and out of their nurse outfits, both at work and play. The snapshots seem to have been mostly taken at the School of Nursing, Ward's Island, New York, with some apparently taken in various other New York City locations. Many of the snapshots are annotated in white on the black album pages,…

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    PHOTO ALBUM of ADELL V. DAL PORTO, a NURSE at the U.S. CADET NURSE CORPS, MANHATTAN STATE HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING, WARD'S ISLAND, NEW YORK. She was in the Class of 1947 and the photos that have dates written below them were all taken during the WORLD WAR II era years of 1944 and 1945. 135 snapshots of Adell and her friends, nurse colleagues, classmates, etc., both in and out of their nurse outfits, both at work and play. The snapshots seem to have been mostly taken at the School of Nursing, Ward's Island, New York, with some apparently taken in various other New York City locations. Many of the snapshots are annotated in white on the black album pages, some with first names, some full names, some with places, some with dates, some with names places and dates, etc. Bound in a hardcover "Kodak Library" photo album, 7x9 inches, 50 album leaves (100 pages). Photos are mounted with photo corners on each side of the leaves (i.e. the photos are easily removed). The 135 snapshots are 2.5x3.5 inches, some 3.5x4.5, a few larger, a few smaller. Approximately 1/3 (maybe more) of the photos that were originally in the album are missing, either they fell out at some point or were removed (i.e. only their photo corners remain), but, again, 135 photos are present. Condition: The album leaves are bound into the album with two metal brackets one of which has broken, so the leaves are held in place mainly with the lower bracket. The photographs are mostly sharp, bright, clean and clear, though some have lightly faded with age. The handwritten information is clear and fully legible. The album covers are shaky at the spine but are still solid. An interesting insider's look at the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, Manhattan State Hospital School of Nursing, Ward's Island, New York, during 1944 and 1945.

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  • 1947-1951 THREE JEWISH SUMMER CAMP PANORAMIC PHOTOS with 165 NAMES Camp Raleigh-Maccabee and Camp Leonore 1947-1951 THREE JEWISH SUMMER CAMP PANORAMIC PHOTOS with 165 NAMES Camp Raleigh-Maccabee and Camp Leonore

    THREE JEWISH SUMMER CAMP PANORAMIC PHOTOS. One has 165 names handwritten on the backside, corresponding to the campers and counselors in the photograph.

    (1) CAMP RALEIGH-MACCABEE, 1950. Jewish Boys and Girls camp. This panoramic photo has the names of all the campers and counselors hand written on the backside, listed by the row they are in on the photo. There are 165 names written on the backside.

    (2) CAMP RALEIGH-MACCABEE, 1951. Jewish Boys and Girls camp. Blank backside.

    (3) CAMP LEONORE, 1947. Jewish Girls camp. All girl campers and mostly female counselors, but a few older men too. What are they doing there? Maybe they are the Rabbis? Blank backside.

    CONDITION:

    ALL three panoramic photographs are rolled, which is…

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    THREE JEWISH SUMMER CAMP PANORAMIC PHOTOS. One has 165 names handwritten on the backside, corresponding to the campers and counselors in the photograph.

    (1) CAMP RALEIGH-MACCABEE, 1950. Jewish Boys and Girls camp. This panoramic photo has the names of all the campers and counselors hand written on the backside, listed by the row they are in on the photo. There are 165 names written on the backside.

    (2) CAMP RALEIGH-MACCABEE, 1951. Jewish Boys and Girls camp. Blank backside.

    (3) CAMP LEONORE, 1947. Jewish Girls camp. All girl campers and mostly female counselors, but a few older men too. What are they doing there? Maybe they are the Rabbis? Blank backside.

    CONDITION:

    ALL three panoramic photographs are rolled, which is their natural state. They have to have weight on the ends to keep them from rolling up (careful mounting and/or framing would be great). All have light creases from handling. In addition:

    The 1950 photo, with names on the backside, has a stiff vertical crease down its middle, perhaps folded there at one point. The crease is rather tender, so handle with care. The photo also has a couple small edge tears.

    The 1951 photo has a thin 1 inch stain and a 3x4 inch area of tangible creasing near the top edge (but no tearing), and has a large #2 written on the blank backside..

    The 1947 Camp Leonore photo has a couple vertical creases but nothing tender.

    Otherwise all the photos are bright and clear. They are suitable for mounting and/or framing.

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  • 1950s FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM w/ 50 SNAPSHOTS in BOATS on BEACH with BIG FISH 1950s FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM w/ 50 SNAPSHOTS in BOATS on BEACH with BIG FISH

    FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM with 50 Original b&w Photographs from the 1940s - 1950s. Snapshots of People on Boats and Beaches, and in front of Homes and Buildings. Good background images. Seems to be a Oceanside or Lakeside area. The album has NO HANDWRITTEN INFORMATION, so I have no idea who the people are or where they are. The 50 photographs are mounted with photo corner mounts in a vinyl cover photo album. The snapshots range in size, including their white borders, from 3.5x5" to 3x4" to 2.5x3.5" to a few even smaller. The images in and the style of these b&w photographs appears to date them from the 1940s and 1950s. Condition: Most of the photos are clean, clear, bright…

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    FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM with 50 Original b&w Photographs from the 1940s - 1950s. Snapshots of People on Boats and Beaches, and in front of Homes and Buildings. Good background images. Seems to be a Oceanside or Lakeside area. The album has NO HANDWRITTEN INFORMATION, so I have no idea who the people are or where they are. The 50 photographs are mounted with photo corner mounts in a vinyl cover photo album. The snapshots range in size, including their white borders, from 3.5x5" to 3x4" to 2.5x3.5" to a few even smaller. The images in and the style of these b&w photographs appears to date them from the 1940s and 1950s. Condition: Most of the photos are clean, clear, bright and sharp; a few have faded, and a few have some stains. The album is in solid, clean condition.

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  • 1951 MARTIN SENOUR AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES CATALOG SUPPLEMENT with 145 COLOR SAMPLE CHIPS. 1951 MARTIN SENOUR AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES CATALOG SUPPLEMENT with 145 COLOR SAMPLE CHIPS.

    1951 MARTIN SENOUR AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES CATALOG SUPPLEMENT with 145 COLOR SAMPLE CHIPS. Printed paper covers, spiral bound, 8.5x10.5 inches, 12 pages plus tissue guards. Colors for numerous 1951 automobiles, including Cadillac, De Soto, Chrysler, Hudson, Kaiser Frazer, Lincoln, Mercury, Nash, Packard, Pontiac, Studebaker, Willys, and more. GOOD condition. The covers are soiled, the front cover has some numbers written on it, the inner pages are just lightly handled and still bright, clean and unmarked. ALL THE COLOR CHIPS ARE PRESENT.

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  • 1952 SAUL RASKIN **SIGNED, INSCRIBED & DATED** KABBALAH in WORD and IMAGE by Saul Raskin 1952 SAUL RASKIN **SIGNED, INSCRIBED & DATED** KABBALAH in WORD and IMAGE
    Saul Raskin

    KABBALAH in WORD and IMAGE with the BOOK OF CREATION and from the ZOHAR,.by SAUL RASKIN.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by SAUL RASKIN at the top of the blank front flyleaf. "Saul Raskin (signed) / 1955 / The World is full / of His glory".

    Printed by Academy Photo Offset, New York, 1952. First Edition, as indicated by the date 1952 on the colophon page and no statement of additional printings.

    POOR CONDITION: Covers are disbound, front cover is missing much of its black cloth covering, spine is lacking, inner leaves are loose and are worn at their spine ends. Nonetheless, the inner pages are all present, including the blank endpapers, and are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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    KABBALAH in WORD and IMAGE with the BOOK OF CREATION and from the ZOHAR,.by SAUL RASKIN.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by SAUL RASKIN at the top of the blank front flyleaf. "Saul Raskin (signed) / 1955 / The World is full / of His glory".

    Printed by Academy Photo Offset, New York, 1952. First Edition, as indicated by the date 1952 on the colophon page and no statement of additional printings.

    POOR CONDITION: Covers are disbound, front cover is missing much of its black cloth covering, spine is lacking, inner leaves are loose and are worn at their spine ends. Nonetheless, the inner pages are all present, including the blank endpapers, and are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    With SAUL RASKIN'S SIGNATURE and INSCRIPTION this copy deserves restoration.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1960 BRASSAI: GRAFFITI Zwei Gesprache mit PICASSO (Two Conversations with PICASSO) Illustrated with 105 PHOTOGRAPHS German Text by Brassai and Picasso 1960 BRASSAI: GRAFFITI Zwei Gesprache mit PICASSO (Two Conversations with PICASSO) Illustrated with 105 PHOTOGRAPHS German Text
    Brassai and Picasso

    BRASSAI: GRAFFITI Zwei Gesprache mit PICASSO / Mit 105 Schwarzweiss Fotos und einer Einfuhrung in die Kunst des Graffito.

    (BRASSAI: GRAFFITI Two conversations with PICASSO / With 105 black and white photos and an introduction to the art of graffiti.)

    Published by Chr. Belser Verlag, Stuttgart / Berlin / Zurich, 1960. First German Edition, published the same year as the original French edition. TEXT IN GERMAN.

    GOOD condition, the book has creases to the bottom front corner that affects that corner of the covers and all pages, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice copy with a bent bottom corner.

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  • 1960 DOCTORAL THESIS in EDUCATION at UC Berkeley STUDY of KINDERGARTNERS using CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS by Jack Durio Hoag 1960 DOCTORAL THESIS in EDUCATION at UC Berkeley STUDY of KINDERGARTNERS using CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
    Jack Durio Hoag

    OBSERVATIONAL STUDY of a KINDERGARTEN GROUP USING CONSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, by Jack Durio Hoag, M.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts 1954; M.A. University of California, 1958. DISSERTATION for the degree of DOCTOR OF EDUCATION in the GRADUATE DIVISION of the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Berkeley). Hardcovers, paper title label on spine, inner pages are typed carbon copies and pages with pasted on photographs with typed annotations pasted on beside them. 136 total pages, printed on one side only; 26 have pasted on photographs and annotations. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and clear. A UNIQUE U.C. BERKELEY DOCTORAL THESIS IN EDUCATION. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is somewhat large and heavy, and will require additional shipping…

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    OBSERVATIONAL STUDY of a KINDERGARTEN GROUP USING CONSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, by Jack Durio Hoag, M.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts 1954; M.A. University of California, 1958. DISSERTATION for the degree of DOCTOR OF EDUCATION in the GRADUATE DIVISION of the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Berkeley). Hardcovers, paper title label on spine, inner pages are typed carbon copies and pages with pasted on photographs with typed annotations pasted on beside them. 136 total pages, printed on one side only; 26 have pasted on photographs and annotations. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and clear. A UNIQUE U.C. BERKELEY DOCTORAL THESIS IN EDUCATION. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is somewhat large and heavy, and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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