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1934 Photograph Of Charles Lindbergh With William Gibbs McAdoo
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1934 Photograph Of Charles Lindbergh With William Gibbs McAdoo

Los Angeles Examiner, Los Angeles, 1934; 8" x 10" silver gelatin photograph of Charles Lindbergh in Los Angeles conferring with William Gibbs McAdoo (at left), illustrious American statesman who had held, among other positions, that of U.S. Secretary Of The Treasury under President Woodrow Wilson, Director General Of The United States Railroad Commission 1917-1918, legal counsel to the founders of United Artists in 1919, candidate for president of the United States in 1920 and again in 1924, and at the time of this photo was United States Senator from California, where he remained until 1938. On the wall in the background is an Assembly and Congressional Districts Map for the County of Los Angeles. An unidentified man is seated at right. From the photo morgue of the old Los Angeles Examiner newspaper, stamped on the back "Received, Los Angeles Examiner Reference Library, Mar. 20, 1934." Very Good, surface glossy, no chips or tears.

$75.00

19th Century Magic Lantern Slides For Children
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19th Century Magic Lantern Slides For Children

Germany, circa 1870; Set of five charming nineteenth century hand painted (chromolithograph) Magic Lantern slides depicting an assortment of fabulous people and animals. These slides were often used by a storyteller narrating folk or fairy tales, who would advance the slide to the appropriate character at each point within the story. Four of the slides measure 5 1/8" long by 1 3/8" high and the fifth 6" x 1 1/2". All are constructed of a single sheet of glass with the emulsion on one side, and the edges wrapped in paper to protect a child’s or storyteller’s fingers. The fifth slide bears the monogram of the Ernst Plank factory in Nuremberg. The others are not identified as to manufacture. Very Good condition, all colors extremely bright, a very few scattered emulsion scratches, and some reticulation of the upper black portion of the fifth slide.

$45.00

19th c. Photograph: Tintype Of A Pair Of Horse Grooms
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19th c. Photograph: Tintype Of A Pair Of Horse Grooms

, c. 1870; 1/6 plate tintype of a pair of horse grooms, each wearing muck books and holding curry brushes in both hands. A contrast in temperament between the two men is evident, he on the left to all appearances a lighthearted fellow, while his companion on the right displays a stern and suspicious countenance. Very Good, some superficial surface scratching. Uncommon.

$50.00

19th c. Photographs: Tintypes Of Two Fashionably Dressed Young  Couples
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19th c. Photographs: Tintypes Of Two Fashionably Dressed Young Couples

, circa 1870; Two 1/6 plate tintypes of two fashionably dressed young couples. The man on the right is dressed in a luxurious bear coat and fur hat. Very Good, some surface scratching.

$25.00

19th c. Photographs: Two Tintypes Of Fashionable Young People
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19th c. Photographs: Two Tintypes Of Fashionable Young People

, c. 1870; Group of two 1/6 plate tintypes of a well dressed young man in three piece suit and tie and a seated young matron in floor length dress and pleated white collar. Very Good, a few superficial surface scratches.

$25.00

19th c. Photograph: Tintype Of Two Fashionably Dressed Men
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19th c. Photograph: Tintype Of Two Fashionably Dressed Men

, c. 1870; 1/6 plate tintype of two fashionable well-to-do gentlemen, to all appearances father and son, each dressed in three piece suits and sporting beaver top hats. Very Good condition, a few surface scratches.

$25.00

1880 Photogravure Of New York’s Historic "Smokers’ Rebellion"
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1880 Photogravure Of New York’s Historic "Smokers’ Rebellion"

By Boughton, George H.

George Barrie, Philadelphia, 1880; Nineteenth century photogravure after the painting by George H. Boughton (1834-1905) depicting the "Smokers’ Rebellion" or "Pipe Plot" which took place in 1639 when a multitude of furious Knickerbockers sat themselves down in front of the house of governor Willem Kieft and stubbornly commenced a smoking marathon in defiance of his recently imposed tobacco ban. Kieft, first governor of New Amsterdam, had proved to be a somewhat star crossed administrator, constantly at odds with his constituents and ultimately alienating even the board of directors of the Dutch West India Company responsible for his appointment. The colonists were victorious, retaining their beloved tobacco, and Kieft was eventually removed from office. A complete description of the event is amusingly told by Washington Irving in his "History Of New York, From The Beginning Of The World To The End Of The Dutch Dynasty." A beautiful print of an historic moment in the early annals of New York city. Fine quality aquatint photogravure by Goupil & Cie. inset onto 16 1/2" x 10 3/4" heavy wove paper with impressed plate mark and dated 1880. Image size 11" x 7", plate mark 12 5/16" x 8 7/8". Excellent condition, 3/8" closed edge tear in blank margin at top, 1/2" closed edge tear in blank margin at right, and a tiny pinhole at the very tips of the top corners, all well clear of the plate mark. Exceptionally clean and bright, with a full rich tonal range.

$75.00

1824 Lithograph Portrait Of Louis Philippe Joseph, Duc d’Orleans
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1824 Lithograph Portrait Of Louis Philippe Joseph, Duc d’Orleans

By Mauzaisse, Jean-Baptiste

Francois-Seraphin Delpech, Paris, 1824; Beautiful stone lithograph of enigmatic Bourbon aristocrat Louis Philippe Joseph, Duke Of Orleans (1747-1793), whose ardent belief in the ideas of Rousseau led to his becoming an active supporter of the French Revolution, eventually eschewing his own name and title in favor of "Philippe Egalité", for which act he became wildly popular. In the end, however, the complexities of political intrigue endemic to all revolutions resulted in his demise, and he was guillotined during the Reign Of Terror on November 30, 1793. Drawn, lithographed, and signed in the stone by French painter/printmaker Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse (1784-1844) one of the first of French artists to adopt the process of lithography, then in its infancy. Original hand coloring. Published by notable early nineteenth century Parisian print shop proprietor Francois-Seraphin Delpech (1785-1836). Sheet size 10 1/8" x 12 1/4". Very Good condition. Very slight light-staining, single 3/8" closed edge tear in the blank bottom margin, tanned verso with two hinge ghosts. Clean, crisp, bright, all colors brilliant. Unmatted. A handsome print.

$325.00

J. C. Werner Natural History Print, "La Civette" (Civet Cat) From Saint-Hilaire’s "Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes"
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J. C. Werner Natural History Print, "La Civette" (Civet Cat) From Saint-Hilaire’s "Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes"

By E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Frederic Cuvier

A. Belin, Paris, 1820; Circa 1820 hand colored lithograph of a civet cat, an original plate from "Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes," landmark zoological study by most celebrated of French naturalists, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844), in conjunction with Frederic Cuvier (1773-1838). "Histoire Naturelle" was published between 1818-1842 and catalogued well over 500 species of mammals. Produced in 72 individual parts (livraisons), it filled four bound volumes upon completion. The civet, a native of the tropics of South Asia and Africa, was of special curiosity to European high society, as its musk was the essential ingredient in the manufacture of high quality perfumes. Drawn and colored by Jacques Christophe Werner, lithography by Carel Christian de Last. Sheet size 9 3/4" x 13". Margins trimmed, but remain generously wide. Fine condition, clean, crisp, brilliant, no chips or tears. A single miniscule and pale spot in the blank margin at extreme right. Hinged and matted entirely acid free in 12" x 16" size, ready for framing.

$140.00

19th c. J. C. Bentley Engraving, The Alchemist, After The Painting By Adriaen van Osten
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19th c. J. C. Bentley Engraving, The Alchemist, After The Painting By Adriaen van Osten

By Van Ostade, Adriaen

Virtue & Co., London, 1872; Joseph Clayton Bentley steel engraving of a 17th century alchemist engaged at his mysterious craft, after the painting by notable Dutch Master, Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685), whose career was overshadowed by his contemporary Rembrandt, but who in 1161 was nevertheless accorded the highest honor of his profession by his peers: the presidency of the Haarlem Painters’ Guild. Ostade is credited with well over 400 paintings in his lifetime, and his genre pieces, as here, were often characterized by use of dramatic chiaroscuro. A plate from the Art Journal of 1872, most important Victorian art publication of its day. Printed on heavy paper, sheet size 9 1/4" x 12 3/4", image size 7" x 10". Fine condition, clean, crisp, and bright. An extraordinary print of a legendary subject.

$45.00

Alexander Mosses 19th c. Natural History Engraving, The Capybara Or Water Hog
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Alexander Mosses 19th c. Natural History Engraving, The Capybara Or Water Hog

By A. Mosses/ W. H. Lizars

Edinburgh, 1823; Circa 1823 hand colored copper engraving of the South American Capybara (Hydrochaerus capibara. Erxleben), world’s largest rodent mammal, which reaches a mature size of up to four feet in length and three feet in girth. Pictured here in its natural environment, the capybara is semi-aquatic, frequenting the banks of lakes and rivers and spending considerable time in the water, where it is able to submerge itself for long periods before resurfacing. Contrary to appearances capybaras are fleet of foot, and their webbed toes make them equally speedy swimmers. Drawn by A. Mosses, engraved by W. H. Lizars. Alexander Mosses (1793-1837) was born in Liverpoole of a working class family, and with no formal training, relying solely on innate talent, developed into an acknowledged master draughtsman and painter, whose work included landscapes, genre pieces, and portraiture, for which his subjects ranged from notable members of the privileged classes to common people. His portrait of prominent physician John Rutter hangs in the Royal Institution, Liverpoole, and his painting of two Celanese Buddhist priests was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1820. He is represented in the permanent collection at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpoole. William Home Lizars (1788-1859) is renowned not alone for his art, but as well for having been instrumental in launching the career of John James Audubon after the two met in Edinburgh in 1826, and it was Lizars who engraved the first ten plates for "The Birds Of America." Printed on watermarked Whatman paper dated 1823. Sheet size 12" x 15 1/2". Archivally hinged and matted with 100% rag museum board in 16 " x 20 size, ready for framing. Fine condition, clean, crisp, bright, all coloration vivid, no chips, creases, or tears. A beautiful and quite rare print.

$325.00

Milford Zornes Signed Watercolor Print, "The Hydra"
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Milford Zornes Signed Watercolor Print, "The Hydra"

By Zornes, Milford

, 1996; High definition offset color process print by Milford Zornes (1908-2008) of his watercolor "The Hydra," depicting a great multi-trunked Moreton Bay Fig tree.Titled, dated, and original signed by the artist in black ink along the bottom margin. Sheet size 10 1/2" x 13 1/8", image size 8 1/2" x 11". Pristine, flawless condition. Clean, crisp, bright, colors vivid. A bold image of a distinctive element of the California landscape, by one of the most prominent of California watercolorists.

$300.00

18th c. Copper Engraving, Die Ziebethkatze (Civet Cat), From Buffon’s Histoire  Naturelle
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18th c. Copper Engraving, Die Ziebethkatze (Civet Cat), From Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle

By George Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon

Germany, 1780; Circa 1780 copper engraving after the Jacques de Seve drawing of a Civet Cat, from an 18th c. German edition of Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle. The Civet Cat (Viverra sp.), a skunk-like mammal indigenous to the South Asian and African tropics, was at one time essential to the manufacture of perfumes because of the musk oil obtained from its perineal gland. Plate and page numbers engraved at top (Taf. XXXIV, 181 Seite). Sheet size 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", plate mark 6 3/8" x 9". Printed on laid paper. Hinge-mounted entirely acid free and matted with 100% rag museum board in 11" x 14" size, ready for framing. Fine and handsome original condition, with no later attempts at colorization.

$45.00

18th c. Copper Engraving, Der Paca (Coelogynous paca), From Buffon’s Histoire  Naturelle
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18th c. Copper Engraving, Der Paca (Coelogynous paca), From Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle

By George Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon

Germany, 1780; Circa 1780 copper engraving, after the drawing of Jacques de Seve, of a Paca, the large stub-tailed semi-aquatic mammal indigenous to tropical regions of South America, at times used as a food source in Brazil. The Paca is shown here in its natural setting alongside its offspring, of which seldom more than one is produced at birth. An original plate from an 18th c. German edition of Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle. Plate and page numbers at top (XVII Tab. 157 Seite). Sheet size 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", plate mark 6 1/4" x 8 1/4". Printed on laid paper. Hinge-mounted entirely acid free and matted with 100% rag museum board in 11" x 14" size, ready for framing. Fine and handsome original condition, with no later attempts at colorization.

$45.00

18th c. Copper Engraving, Der Desman (Galemys pyrenaicus), From Buffon’s Histoire  Naturelle
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18th c. Copper Engraving, Der Desman (Galemys pyrenaicus), From Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle

By George Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon

Germany, 1780; Circa 1780 copper engraving of the Pyrenean Desman (Galemys pyrenaicus), diminutive amphibious mammal related to the mole and shrew, which is native to portions of Northern Spain and Portugal. Once widespread throughout Europe, only two species of Desman remain, the other secluded in the remote regions of Russia. An original plate from an 18th c. German edition of Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle. Engraved by G.P. Trautner after the drawing by Jacques de Seve, with the subject depicted in its natural setting. Of added interest are two primitive charcoal kilns visible in the background. Plate number at top (II Tab. 9 Seite) Sheet size 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", plate mark 6 1/4" x 8 1/4". Printed on laid paper.Hinge-mounted entirely acid free and matted with 100% rag museum board in 11" x 14" size, ready for framing. Fine and handsome original condition, with no later attempts at colorization. An attractive print of an uncommon mammal.

$45.00

18th c. Thomas Sheraton Furniture Engraving: A Wardrobe, From The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer’s Drawing Book
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18th c. Thomas Sheraton Furniture Engraving: A Wardrobe, From The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer’s Drawing Book

By Sheraton, Thomas

Garnett Terry, London, 1793; Antique copperplate engraving from Thomas Sheraton’s 18th century design and instruction manual for furniture designers, "The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer’s Drawing Book In Four Parts." Plate #8 from The Appendix, picturing a wardrobe described by Sheraton as follows: "The upper middle part contains six or seven clothespress shelves, generally made about six or six and a half inches, with green baize tacked to the inside of the front to cover the clothes with. The lower part consists of real drawers. The wings have each of them arms to hang clothes on, made of beech, with a swivel in their center, which flips onto an iron rod fixed by plates screwed on to each side of the wings, as expressed in the design. The whole is made in four separate carcasses. The wings by themselves, and the upper and lower middle parts separate." Designed and drawn by Thomas Sheraton, engraved and published by Garnet Terry, 1793. Sheet size 7 3/4" x 10 1/2", matte window 7 1/4" x 10". Hinge-mounted entirely acid free and matted with 100% rag museum board in 11" x 14" size, ready for framing. Fine condition, clean, bright, and sharp. Scarce.

$45.00

Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis Autograph, With Photo
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Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis Autograph, With Photo

By Brandeis, Louis D.

, . Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis original ink-signed autograph, accompanied by high resolution continuous tone digital portrait photograph from the Library Of Congress Harris & Ewing collection printed on heavy 210g/m2 museum-grade rag photo paper. Archivally mounted and matted, entirely acid-free, in beautiful mahogany wood frame, ready for hanging. Image size 6" x 7 3/4", frame size 9" x 12".

$550.00

18th c. Thomas Sheraton Furniture Engraving: A Universal Table, From The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer’s Drawing Book
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18th c. Thomas Sheraton Furniture Engraving: A Universal Table, From The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer’s Drawing Book

By Sheraton, Thomas

Garnett Terry, London, 1791; Antique copperplate engraving from Thomas Sheraton’s landmark 18th century design and instruction manual for furniture designers, "The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer’s Drawing Book In Four Parts." Plate #25 from Part III, showing a multipurpose table in two views, complete with dimensional callouts. Of the table Sheraton wrote in part, "The use of this piece is both to answer the purpose of a breakfast and a dining table. When both the leaves are flipped under the bed, it will then serve as a breakfast table. When one leaf is out, as in this view, it will accommodate five persons as a dining table, and if both are out, it will admit of eight, being near seven feet long and three feet six inches in width. The drawer is divided into six boxes at each side, as in the plan, and are found useful for different sorts of tea and sugar and sometimes for notes or the like. In this drawer is a slider lined with green felt to write on. The style of finishing is plain and simple with straight tapered legs, socket castors, and an astragal around the frame." Designed and drawn by Thomas Sheraton, engraved by J. Barlow. Published by Garnett Terry, Nov. 18th, 1791. Sheet size 7 3/4" x 10 1/2", matte window 7 1/4" x 10". Hinge mounted entirely acid free and matted with 100% rag museum board in 11" x 14" size, ready for framing. Fine condition, clean, bright, and sharp. Scarce.

$45.00

18th c. Thomas Sheraton Furniture Engraving Of A Pair Of Reading And Writing Tables, From The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer’s Drawing Book
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18th c. Thomas Sheraton Furniture Engraving Of A Pair Of Reading And Writing Tables, From The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer’s Drawing Book

By Sheraton, Thomas

Garnett Terry, London, 1792; Antique copperplate engraving from Thomas Sheraton’s landmark 18th century design and instruction manual for furniture designers, "The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterer’s Drawing Book In Four Parts." Plate #44 from Part III, showing two table designs, which Sheraton described as follows: "The left-hand table is to write and read at. The top is lined with leather or green cloth, and cross-banded. To stop the book there are two brass plates let in, with key-holes; and in the molding, which is to stop the book, there are two pins with heads and shoulders, by which the molding is effectually secured. The right-hand table is meant to write at only. The top part takes off from the under part, which, having a bead let in at the back and ends of the top, prevents the top part from moving out of its place. This table being made for the convenience of moving from one room to another, there is a handle fixed on to the upper shelf, as the drawing shows. In the drawer is a slider to write on, and on the right-hand of it ink, sand, and pens. The sizes are shown by the scales." Designed and drawn by Thomas Sheraton, engraved by G. Walker. Published by Garnett Terry, July 16th, 1792. Sheet size 7 3/4" x 10 1/2", matte window 7 1/4" x 10". Hinge mounted entirely acid-free and matted with 100% rag museum board in 11" x 14" size, ready for framing. Fine condition, clean, bright, and sharp. Scarce.

$45.00

Hand Colored Copper Engraved Natural History Print Of Hummingbirds, From Oliver Goldsmith’s A History Of The Earth And Animated Nature
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Hand Colored Copper Engraved Natural History Print Of Hummingbirds, From Oliver Goldsmith’s A History Of The Earth And Animated Nature

By Goldsmith, Oliver

Blackie & Son, Glasgow, Edinburg & London, 1856; Antique hand colored copper engraving of a group of five species of hummingbird: Bar Tailed Hummingbird, Stoke’s Hummingbird, Underwood’s Hummingbird, Gould’s Hummingbird, and Topaz Throated Hummingbird. Plate #60 from Oliver Goldsmith’s "A History Of The Earth And Animated Nature," 1856. Drawn by J. Stewart, engraved by J. Bishop. Hinged and matted acid free, ready for framing. Sheet size 6" x 9 3/4", outside matte dimensions 9" x 12". Excellent condition. Very lightly toned. Clean, bright, colors brilliant

$40.00

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