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  • 15 Vintage Issues THE BIJUTSU KENKYU Journal of ART STUDIES Japanese & Asian Art 1939-40 ILLUSTRATED Published in TOKYO 15 Vintage Issues THE BIJUTSU KENKYU Journal of ART STUDIES Japanese & Asian Art 1939-40 ILLUSTRATED Published in TOKYO

    Fifteen Issues of THE BIJUTSU KENKYU - The JOURNAL of ART STUDIES, 1939-1940.

    The Bijutsu Kenkyu was, and still is, an important journal for the study of Japanese and Asian Art, and European and American art as it relates to Asian Art. The early issues are rather hard to find.

    The issues in this lot are Numbers XCIV - CVIII (94 - 108). Fifteen issues. Published by The Institute of Art Research, Tokyo, Japan, 1939-1940.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), approximately 40 pages of text with in text b&w illustrations and 10 plates per issue (the number of text pages and plates does vary from issue to issue). Each issue came with a thin glassine overwrap, these…

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    Fifteen Issues of THE BIJUTSU KENKYU - The JOURNAL of ART STUDIES, 1939-1940.

    The Bijutsu Kenkyu was, and still is, an important journal for the study of Japanese and Asian Art, and European and American art as it relates to Asian Art. The early issues are rather hard to find.

    The issues in this lot are Numbers XCIV - CVIII (94 - 108). Fifteen issues. Published by The Institute of Art Research, Tokyo, Japan, 1939-1940.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), approximately 40 pages of text with in text b&w illustrations and 10 plates per issue (the number of text pages and plates does vary from issue to issue). Each issue came with a thin glassine overwrap, these have been removed from about half of the issues.

    ILLUSTRATED with PLATES, including one tipped in color plate at the beginning of each issue.

    Text in JAPANESE, but the rear wrapper of each issue gives a brief English description of the plates within.

    These copies were presented "With the Compliments of PROFESSOR YUKIO YASHIRO", with his presentation card laid on top of the first issue. (Yukio Yashiro, b.1890 d.1975, was a Japanese academic, art historian, Botticelli scholar and Director of the Institute for Art Research in Tokyo. - Wikipedia.)

    GOOD Condition: The glassine overwrap was removed from about half the issues, the glassine on the other issues has yellowed with age (it can easily be removed if desired); the spines have some wear and chipping; there is light dampstaining to the wrappers and on some of the inner pages of a few issues; overall the issues remain tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Fifteen presentable copies. Great references.

    A sampling of articles in the first few issues: Tthe Technique of Shitogwa (Finger-Drawing); Antonio Fontanesi and His Works in Japan; Panel Paintings of Kichijoten Shrine of Joruriji Temple; Five Hundred Arhats, by Ikeno Taiga; Study on Portraits of Goto Yujo and His Descendants; Study on the Biography of Uragami Gyokudo; Landscape of Four Seasons on Su Tung-P'o's Poems, by Shih-T'ao; Fragment of Wall-Painting of Fukiji Temple; Fragment of Wall-Painting of Fukiji Temple; Yashiro Yukio; Ise Monogatari Painted by Sotatsu.

    About the Bijutsu Kenkyu Journal of Art Studies:

    Published since 1932, the Bijutsu Kenkyu journal, edited by the Department of Art Research, has published monograms, research notes, explanations of plates, book reviews, exhibition reviews, and materials for art research, primarily pertaining to Japanese and East Asian classical art, but also European and American art that relates to modern and contemporary Japanese art. In its early years it was published monthly, but is now published three times a year.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot of 15 issues is 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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  • 1840 LES TRAGÉDIES D'ESCHYLE (Tragedies of Aeschylus) w/ 31 ENGRAVED PLATES after Drawings by J. FLAXMAN - Association Copy by J. Flaxman 1840 LES TRAGÉDIES D'ESCHYLE (Tragedies of Aeschylus) w/ 31 ENGRAVED PLATES after Drawings by J. FLAXMAN - Association Copy
    J. Flaxman

    LES TRAGÉDIES D'ESCHYLE. GRAVÉES par Reveil d'Après les Compositions de J. FLAXMAN. (THE TRAGEDIES OF AESCHYLUS. Engraved by Reveil after the Drawings of J. FLAXMAN.)

    PARIS: chez AUDOT, Libraire, et chez SUSSE. Printed by Imprimerie F. Chardon Aîné, Paris. Undated, circa (1840).

    Copy of Mons Anderson of La Crosse, Wisconsin, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. This was book number 1102 in his personal library. Mons Anderson was a famous and wealthy resident of La Crosse. His house is in the National Register and is known as the Mons Anderson Mansion.

    Hardcovers, leather spine and corners, 6.5x9.5 oblong, marbled endpapers. Contains 31 Plates.

    Fair Condition: The covers are worn at the edges and corners, the bottom 1 inch of…

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    LES TRAGÉDIES D'ESCHYLE. GRAVÉES par Reveil d'Après les Compositions de J. FLAXMAN. (THE TRAGEDIES OF AESCHYLUS. Engraved by Reveil after the Drawings of J. FLAXMAN.)

    PARIS: chez AUDOT, Libraire, et chez SUSSE. Printed by Imprimerie F. Chardon Aîné, Paris. Undated, circa (1840).

    Copy of Mons Anderson of La Crosse, Wisconsin, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. This was book number 1102 in his personal library. Mons Anderson was a famous and wealthy resident of La Crosse. His house is in the National Register and is known as the Mons Anderson Mansion.

    Hardcovers, leather spine and corners, 6.5x9.5 oblong, marbled endpapers. Contains 31 Plates.

    Fair Condition: The covers are worn at the edges and corners, the bottom 1 inch of the spine covering is lacking, otherwise the covers are doing their job well; internally, there is foxing throughout but the illustrations are bright and clear. A presentable copy of this scarce work.

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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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  • 1888 SMITH COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPH - WOMEN'S COLLEGE - 14 College Girls w/ 8 Names on Backside 1888 SMITH COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPH - WOMEN'S COLLEGE - 14 College Girls w/ 8 Names on Backside

    The photographic image is 9.75 x 12.75 inches, mounted on a 11x13.75 inch stiff card mount. Fourteen women are in the photograph, eight of them are named on the backside of the mount. The mount has two holes at the top and one on the bottom, perhaps for hanging with a cord. Printed on the bottom left side is: "G. Waldon Smith", and on the bottom right side is: "Boston, Portland & Old Orchard".

    The image is in VERY GOOD condition, some light shorelining to the upper left corner area, overall bright and clear, lovely. The mount is GOOD, with wear at its corners and edges. The mount is slightly bowed.

    A previous owner wrote on the backside in…

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    The photographic image is 9.75 x 12.75 inches, mounted on a 11x13.75 inch stiff card mount. Fourteen women are in the photograph, eight of them are named on the backside of the mount. The mount has two holes at the top and one on the bottom, perhaps for hanging with a cord. Printed on the bottom left side is: "G. Waldon Smith", and on the bottom right side is: "Boston, Portland & Old Orchard".

    The image is in VERY GOOD condition, some light shorelining to the upper left corner area, overall bright and clear, lovely. The mount is GOOD, with wear at its corners and edges. The mount is slightly bowed.

    A previous owner wrote on the backside in pencil "Smith College / circa 1888", but the only woman that I investigated who had a degree mentioned was "Clara Elise von Wettberg" who graduated from Wellesley in 1879. Maybe she then went to Smith College? A couple of the other women whose names I looked into indicated that the date "circa 1888" is probably correct. "Jessie Estelle Kline" was born in 1870 and was married in 1900. Frances Marie Barker married Harvard graduate Hugh Means in 1901, they both were from and returned to Lawrence, Kansas. Miss Margaret Dale Harrison of Philadelphia was listed in the 1898 Philadelphia Blue Book, and she was married in 1899. I could not find another college mentioned, but then again these women had very little mentioned online that I could find, other than the MEN they married. Hmmm.

    Whether Smith College or Wellesley, this c.1888 photograph of 14 well heeled college girls is quite a treasure.

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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 und von Schillings' Mona Lisa 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 und von Schillings' Mona Lisa
    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.)

    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.

    THICK…

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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.)

    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.

    THICK VELLUM COVERED BOARDS with GILT DESIGNS on the front cover and spine, gilt page edges, floral patterned endpapers, 9x12.25 inches (23x31 cm). Pagination: viii, 418 pages.

    Beautifully ILLUSTRATED with 7 PHOTOGRAVURES and 45 COLOR LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES of OPERA SETS and COSTUMES. 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 bowed, lightly soiled, and there is a 1.5 inch split at the top front spine fold; though bowed, these vellum covers are quite attractive; there are some scratches to the gilt page edges; 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 all present but many are creased from the book shutting improperly on the fragile tissue paper, 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.)******

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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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  • 1926 Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Toshi Boke Shozohin Nyusatsu 1926 Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Toshi Boke Shozohin Nyusatsu

    TOSHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog.

    Published by Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), Osaka, Japan, 1926. First Edition.

    Softcover auction catalog, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm), approximately 75 pages, fully illustrated with b&w plates and two tipped in color plates. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD condition, the covers are lightly soiled and toned with age, the spine covering has tears and chips, there is a small label on the front cover, the previous owner wrote prices realized by most of the items (which I think makes this catalog more interesting), otherwise just light use and age, still tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, presentable copy.

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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 JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KO HATANO SHOGORO-SHI AIZOHIN TOKOHAMA-SHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU Mokuroku 1929 JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KO HATANO SHOGORO-SHI AIZOHIN TOKOHAMA-SHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU Mokuroku

    KO HATANO SHOGORO-SHI AIZOHIN TOKOHAMA-SHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog. Mokuroku.

    Published by Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), 1929.

    Softcover auction catalog, Japanese string binding, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm), approximately 120 pages consisting mostly of b&w plates. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD condition, there is a label on the front cover, some corner wear, overall just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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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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  • 1934 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KOSETSUSAI YAMAUCHI-SHI MOMIYAMA KEIKA-SHI ZOHIN NYUSATSU MOKUROKU Japanese Art AUCTION CATALOG 1934 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KOSETSUSAI YAMAUCHI-SHI MOMIYAMA KEIKA-SHI ZOHIN NYUSATSU MOKUROKU Japanese Art AUCTION CATALOG

    KOSETSUSAI YAMAUCHI-SHI MOMIYAMA KEIKA-SHI ZOHIN NYUSATSU MOKUROKU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog.

    Published by Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), Tokyo, 1934. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    Softcover auction catalog, Japanese string binding, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm). Pagination: 6, [130] of plates, some folded.

    GOOD condition, the rear cover has creases, chipping and tears (please see photo), otherwise lightly used and still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1935 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE ART AUCTION CATALOG Kuriyama-ke Aizohin Nyusatsu 1935 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE ART AUCTION CATALOG Kuriyama-ke Aizohin Nyusatsu

    KURIYAMA-KE AIZOHIN NYUSATSU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog.

    Published by Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), 1935.

    Softcover auction catalog, Japanese string binding, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm). Pagination: 19, [64] pages of plates (some folded). TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD condition, the covers have a couple small scrapes, there is a label on the front cover, otherwise just light use and age, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1936 Catalog with 116 CHROMOLITHOGRAPH BEVERAGE LABEL DESIGNS Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co. of SAN FRANCISCO 1936 Catalog with 116 CHROMOLITHOGRAPH BEVERAGE LABEL DESIGNS Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co. of SAN FRANCISCO

    LABELS - BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS FOR GINGER ALE, LIME RICKEY AND ALL BEVERAGES - LEHMANN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING CO., 400-430 Fourth St., SAN FRANCISCO.

    Vintage San Francisco Printing Company Catalog containing 116 PAGES of COLOR CHROMOLITHOGRAPH BEVERAGE LABEL DESIGNS printed on rectos only (i.e. blank backsides). The many designs for Ginger Ale and Lime Rickey are gorgeous and unlike any I have ever seen. Each plate is suitable for framing, imho.

    SAN FRANCISCO: Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co., 1936.

    Softcovers, side stapled with black cloth covered spine, 6.5x10.5 inches, 119 leaves (pages numbered on the printed side only).

    Did I mention there are 116 pages of chromolithographic label designs for beverages? Most pages have two chromolithographic label designs.

    VERY GOOD Condition:…

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    LABELS - BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS FOR GINGER ALE, LIME RICKEY AND ALL BEVERAGES - LEHMANN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING CO., 400-430 Fourth St., SAN FRANCISCO.

    Vintage San Francisco Printing Company Catalog containing 116 PAGES of COLOR CHROMOLITHOGRAPH BEVERAGE LABEL DESIGNS printed on rectos only (i.e. blank backsides). The many designs for Ginger Ale and Lime Rickey are gorgeous and unlike any I have ever seen. Each plate is suitable for framing, imho.

    SAN FRANCISCO: Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co., 1936.

    Softcovers, side stapled with black cloth covered spine, 6.5x10.5 inches, 119 leaves (pages numbered on the printed side only).

    Did I mention there are 116 pages of chromolithographic label designs for beverages? Most pages have two chromolithographic label designs.

    VERY GOOD Condition: the covers have some creases, edge wear, and signs of handling, but are solid and bright; internally, the first few pages of text have some light edge wear, a few of the label pages have a corner crease unaffecting the images, ONE PAGE, page 92, WAS NEATLY CUT IN HALF REMOVING ONE OF THE TWO IMAGES ON THAT PAGE, otherwise ALL pages are present and ALL the LITHOGRAPHS are SHIMMERING with GOLD & SILVER BRILLIANCE. A Lovely and Presentable copy.

    About LEHMANN PRINTING and LITHOGRAPHING CO. of SAN FRANCISCO (from the CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY website):

    ******Exhibition of Labels December 10, 2016 - April 23, 2017. This exhibition explores the California Historical Society's exquisite collection of vintage beverage labels produced by the now-forgotten LEHMANN PRINTING and LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY of SAN FRANCISCO. Designed during the terrible privation and unrest of the Great Depression, Lehmann's labels graced hundreds of thousands of bottles of mass manufactured beverages, invoking deliciously unrealistic fantasies of peace, plenty, and the high-class life. Marrying design with consumer ideology, the Lehmann oeuvre represents a forgotten high point of American commercial art.

    Founded in 1911 by Adolph Lehmann with an initial investment of $190, the firm expanded into a major industrial printing operation by 1935. One journalist called Lehmann "the printer who hasn't heard about the depression." The company employed one hundred people, including a permanent staff of anonymous artists who designed each custom label with skillful care. To meet an ever increasing demand for labels, Lehmann also pioneered a stock label service in the mid-1930s, creating catalogs of generic labels with stock vignettes that could be applied to a wide variety of products.

    The Lehmann art department flourished in the fast pace of mass production, finding in their daily grind opportunities for seemingly inexhaustible creative invention. Their visual vocabulary included certain recurring motifs - parted curtains, heavy vines, and peaceful fields - and surprisingly effective combinations of Art Deco design with romanticized references to the Middle Ages, the Mission Era, and the Gold Rush. The labels mythologized both California's past and present, illustrating a vision of social and industrial harmony from which the bitter realities of history were excluded.

    The exhibition features hundreds of colorfully illustrated labels, ephemera, and label catalog books from Lehmann Printing.******

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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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  • 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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  • 1960 DOCTORAL THESIS in EDUCATION at UC Berkeley TEACHING KINDERGARDEN CHILDREN using CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS by Jack Durio Hoag 1960 DOCTORAL THESIS in EDUCATION at UC Berkeley TEACHING KINDERGARDEN CHILDREN 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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  • 1965 ORIGINAL VINTAGE NUDE PHOTO by JACK KERNS of a YOUNG NUDIST WOMAN Artistically Posed in Nature by Jack Kerns 1965 ORIGINAL VINTAGE NUDE PHOTO by JACK KERNS of a YOUNG NUDIST WOMAN Artistically Posed in Nature
    Jack Kerns

    1965 ORIGINAL VINTAGE NUDE PHOTO by JACK KERNS, Rockville, Maryland. 8x10 Glossy Original Print. Very sharp. Lovely Young Woman on beachwood at a beach. Originally purchased for publication by Outdoor American Corporation. Outdoor American Corporations published various "Nudist Life" and "Outdoor Sunshine" type magazines. The stamp of Outdoor American Corporation is on the backside. Backside has info regarding the photograph, the photographer, and publication type notations and information. The photo is hand dated 1965. Condition: Light signs of handling, overall a sharp, clear, original photo.

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  • 1967 Emeryville MUDFLAT ART Long Gone San Francisco Bay Waterfront Sculptures by William Jackson 1967 Emeryville MUDFLAT ART Long Gone San Francisco Bay Waterfront Sculptures
    William Jackson

    MUDFLAT ART by William Jackson

    Published by The Carson Jackson Fund, Verna Baxter, Lino Meiorin, Berkeley, California, 1967. First edition. Illustrated card covers, side staple bound, 9" x 6", 12 unnumbered pages, illustrated with 7 full page color photographs and one in text color photo. VERY GOOD Condition: some wear to the covers, internally signs of age and use, otherwise a respectable copy of this elusive publication about the old Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures.

    In the 1960s the Emeryville Mudflats were a mere wasteland of space by the side of the Eastshore Freeway fronting San Francisco Bay. After some initial ad hoc sculpture popped up, the Mudflats evolved into a vibrant highly visible open air museum for a unique form of…

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    MUDFLAT ART by William Jackson

    Published by The Carson Jackson Fund, Verna Baxter, Lino Meiorin, Berkeley, California, 1967. First edition. Illustrated card covers, side staple bound, 9" x 6", 12 unnumbered pages, illustrated with 7 full page color photographs and one in text color photo. VERY GOOD Condition: some wear to the covers, internally signs of age and use, otherwise a respectable copy of this elusive publication about the old Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures.

    In the 1960s the Emeryville Mudflats were a mere wasteland of space by the side of the Eastshore Freeway fronting San Francisco Bay. After some initial ad hoc sculpture popped up, the Mudflats evolved into a vibrant highly visible open air museum for a unique form of public art works. This amazing space of free expression lasted for about 30 years. Many of the sculptures are now in museum collections.

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