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The Portrait in the Renaissance

By POPE-HENNESSY, John

New York: Pantheon Books, 1966. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxxii, 348pp. Numerous illustrations. Very good/very good. Minor jacket edgewear, with single edge chip; front pastedown ownership signature. A tight, nice first edition of the famed art historian's "A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts" from 1963 -- Volume XXXV in the Bollingen Series.

$45.00

Forms of Attention

By KERMODE, Frank

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1985. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth with silver spine lettering, dust jacket. xv, 93pp. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear; front pastedown ownership signature. Handsome, tight first edition of this discussion of the effect of popularity on Botticelli and Hamlet -- one of the Wellek Library Lectures.

$30.00

The Passing Show: Drawings by A.B. Wenzell

By WENZELL, A.B.

New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1903. Hardcover. Folio. Tan cloth spine and pictorial paper over boards. (Ca. 100pp). Color frontispiece, extensive full-page illustrations (including many 2-page spreads, one in color). Very good. Binding gently edgeworn and age toned, though tight and internally near fine. A lovely first edition of this Gibson-esque illustrator's work, accompanied by brief texts, poems, etc. Fascinating glimpse into turn-of-the-century life, much of it of the upper crust New York high society variety.

$125.00

Sculpture of the Eskimo
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Sculpture of the Eskimo

By SWINTON, George

Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1972. Hardcover. 4to. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 255pp. Extensive illustrations (many color). Fine/near fine. Quite handsome first edition of this authoritative study. Front flyleaf bears a choice, large presentation inscription in black fineline to a then-U.S. Senator: "Senator Stevenson In appreciation / Special Committee on a / National Trading Corporation / House of Commons / Canada / September 25, 1980," followed by the exact same inscription below entirely in French. Adlai E. Stevenson III (b. 1930) served as Democratic senator from Illinois from 1970 to 1981.

$95.00

The Osaka Woodcuts
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The Osaka Woodcuts

By HAJEK, Lubor

London: Spring Books, n.y.. Hardcover. Small 4to. Stiff pictorial string-tied wrappers, black cloth portfolio with wooden knob and cord tie and orange spine lettering. 53pp. Color frontispiece, numerous illustrations (many color), pictorial endpapers. Fine/very good. Portfolio slightly sunned on spine, with lettering rather rubbed. Tight, clean, handsome first edition of this undated (circa 1960) and superbly-illustrated study with text by the noted Czech art historian.

$45.00

Henry Moore
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Henry Moore

By HEDGECOE, John (editor and photographer)

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. Hardcover. Folio. Brown cloth with white lettering and black decorations, cloth and pictorial paper-over-boards slipcase. 524pp, (7pp). Extensive illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild edgewear to otherwise tight and nice slipcase. Moore himself provides the text in this handsome first edition of a heavily-pictorial survey of his life and work. This unique copy bears an unusual, unsigned autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf is a bizarre doodle by Moore himself on an 8½" X 10" stiff glossy heavy stock folder (of the type in which photographs used to come). Near the lower left of the folder's verso, Moore has doodled a small crude circle in black ballpoint, a large "+" filling it and a tiny circle in each quarter of it. NOT signed, but most unusual in any case.

$195.00

Alfred R. Waud: Civil War Artist
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Alfred R. Waud: Civil War Artist

By RAY, Frederic E.

New York: The Viking Press, 1974. Hardcover. Small 4to. White cloth spine with gilt lettering and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 192pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations. Near fine/very good. Chip at spine tail of otherwise attractive jacket; nonauthorial gift inscription on front flyleaf. First edition, a lovely and tight copy of this first-ever biography of this colorful battle artist. Rather uncommon.

$50.00

Freeport's Lincoln: Exercises Attendant Upon the Unveiling of a Statue of Abraham Lincoln; Freeport, Illinois, August 27, 1929, the Seventy-First Anniversary of the Freeport Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Freeport, IL: W.T. Rawleigh, 1930. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green textured cloth with gilt lettering. 291pp, xi, (8pp). Illustrations. Near fine. Handsome, quite tight attractive first edition of this history of the creation of sculptor Leonard Crunelle's moving statue of Lincoln, erected in Freeport on the 71st anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas debate held there. Front board intones in gilt, "The Fate of a Nation Was Decided at Freeport." Subtitle continues, "Containing Addresses Delivered at Unveiling, List of Exhibits Displayed, Account of Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Etc." Much speechifying from notable locals and Lincoln luminaries. William Thomas Rawleigh presented this statue, notes title page, to the people of Stephenson County -- and this copy bears his printed heavy stock "Presented with the Compliments of W.T. Rawleigh" card tipped to front flyleaf.

$35.00

Lincoln in Marble and Bronze
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Lincoln in Marble and Bronze

By BULLARD, F. Lauriston

Springfield: The Abraham Lincoln Association, 1952. Hardcover. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. xiii, 353pp. Illustrations. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. First edition, tight and nice. The absolute best book on the subject -- surprisingly uncommon, especially in a nice jacket. Although this is a discreet ex-library copy it bears very few markings (library silver stamp on rear board, number near foot of jacket and binding spine, abrasions on both endpapers) -- AND it bears a choice autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is an Autograph Letter Signed from Bullard, 1p, 6¼" X 9 3/4", Boston, MA, 5 August 1940. Addressed to noted Lincoln scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. Two light horizontal folds. On letterhead of "The Boston Herald," Bullard opens poetically and cryptically with "The East wind deserted Boston for weeks this summer, and we have gaspingly done only what had to be done...." Gates had sent him a copy of "Song of the Leaves: Quest of Johnny Appleseed," a 16-page pamphlet he had published, to which Bullard replies: "Please accept my belated thanks for the booklet on Johnny Appleseed. Well done. As a boy I first heard about him -- then I assumed it was all legend -- after many years I learned his name, read a sermon and I think -- not sure -- a book about him by Newell Dwight Hillis, and come occasionally on references to him...." Handsomely penned in bold black ink. Bullard (1866-1952) was a minister well known for his many Lincoln publications -- and surprisingly won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1927 for his "Boston Herald" piece urging a new trial for Sacco and Vanzetti.

$100.00

Introductory Chapter and Abbreviated Species Accounts from Rails of the World: A Monograph of the Family Rallidae
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Introductory Chapter and Abbreviated Species Accounts from Rails of the World: A Monograph of the Family Rallidae

By RIPLEY, S. Dillon

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984. Paperback. Illustrations by J. Fenwick Lansdowne. Folio. Stiff green printed folder housing 31pp pamphlet and 41 color plates. Fine/fine/near fine. Faintest edgewear to folder only. Handsome "Portfolio Edition," being text excerpts and all of the artwork from the original 1977 hardbound limited edition issued in Boston by David R. Godine. All 41 plates (frontispiece and 40 illustrations) are outstanding and pristine.

$55.00

Sail Ho! Wind Jammer Sketches Alow and Aloft
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Sail Ho! Wind Jammer Sketches Alow and Aloft

By GRANT, Gordon

New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1931. Hardcover. Small 4to. Coarse canvas-like tan cloth with green lettering and brown pictorial stamping. xii, 126pp. Captioned tissue-guarded frontispiece, extensive full-page plates, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Binding (only) a bit age toned, else internally tight and near fine. A handsome first edition of this stunning sketch gathering by the premiere, prolific maritime artist (1875-1962) -- boldly signed with his huge, stylized signature on half-title page in black ink.

$175.00

Trails Plowed Under

By RUSSELL, Charles M.

Garden City: Garden City Publishing Co, 1941. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth with gilt lettering and brown pictorial stamping, pictorial dust jacket. xx, 210pp. Numerous line drawings, plates, 5 color two-page spreads, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket a tad edgeworn and rubbed, with a couple small edge chips at head of spine. Ttight, quite nice reprint edition of this 1927 classic, introduced by Will Rogers. "Forty-three robust, adventurous stories," notes the front jacket panel, "by the author of GOOD MEDICINE illustrated with five of his superb paintings and fifty line drawings."

$35.00

Clarence Arthur Ellsworth: Artist of the Old West 1885-1964
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Clarence Arthur Ellsworth: Artist of the Old West 1885-1964

By WEARIN, Otha Donner

Shenandoah, IA: World Publishing Co, 1967. Hardcover. 4to. Burgundy textured paper over boards with embossed white spine lettering and embossed white front board portrait, pictorial dust jacket. 171pp, (5pp). Frontispiece, numerous illustrations (many color). Near fine/very good. Jacket lightly age toned, with blank spine titled in blue ballpoint (seemingly in author Wearin's hand?). Quite tight and really handsome first edition of this study, limited to 750 copies numbered (this #301) and signed boldly in full in blue ballpoint by Wearin. In addition to the blank jacket spine apparently inked by Wearin, he seems to have also circled the "4" (of "1964") on the title page and penned "1" alongside, correcting this incorrect year of death for Ellsworth. Wearin (1903-90) was the youngest member of Congress when elected from Iowa in 1932 and the youngest of FDR's "New Deal" Congress, serving until 1939 when he lost a senate race; he turned to ranching and writing, eventually being elected to the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1985.

$95.00

John Clymer: An artist's rendezvous with the frontier west
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John Clymer: An artist's rendezvous with the frontier west

By REED, Walt

Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1976. Hardcover. Foreword by Harold McCracken. Wide small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. xvii, 141pp. Color frontispiece. line drawings, numerous color illustrations. Fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. A handsome and tight first edition of this study of the best work of the famed Western artist (1907-89).

$75.00

Catalogue of the Private Collection of Paintings Belonging to Peter A. Schemm Philadelphia, PA
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Catalogue of the Private Collection of Paintings Belonging to Peter A. Schemm Philadelphia, PA

By SCHEMM, Peter A. (compiler)

Philadelphia: The Beck Engraving Company, 1901. Hardcover. Revised by E.A. Kopp. Small 4to. Red cloth with gilt lettering. (Ca. 400pp). Top edge gilt. Deckle outer edges. Color frontispiece, extensive full-page plates. Near fine. Handsome and tight first edition. Schemm (1852-1909) ran the brewery founded by his father, but spent more time publishing private catalogues showing off his vast art collection. A hefty and flashy production, with title page noting "Gallery Schemm" in red and black title underlined in red. The blank dedication page preceding the title page features a halftone portrait of Schemm and blank red-dotted lines to be filled in -- this example being sent from "Mrs. Charles P. Kopp" (likely related to the book's reviser E.A. Kopp) to "Mrs. John G. Leitenberger. / August 1st, 1911."

$75.00

A Hand in Sport: Thirty-five Years with the Light Touch
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A Hand in Sport: Thirty-five Years with the Light Touch

By MULLIN, Willard

New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1958. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 226pp. Frontispiece, extensive illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Book fine but for age toned front endpaper from long-ago newsprint contact; jacket bright and nice though faintly edgeworn, with single large chip at head of spine. A handsome and tight first edition (and superb presentation copy inscribed to a sports figure who appears in it) of this collection of sports cartoons by the highly influential syndicated American newspaper sports cartoonist (1902-78) best known for the Brooklyn Dodgers persona called the "Brooklyn Bum." Below the frontispiece portrait showing him drawing, he boldly inscribes and signs in blue ballpoint "To / Red Reeder, King of the / Literary Frontier, from / one of his subjects -- / Willard Mullin." Near the top of the title page, recipient Reeder likewise inscribes and signs in blue ballpoint: "Willard was designated / 'Cartoonist of the Century' / in 1970 / by his fellow cartoonists. / Red Reeder." The pictorial front endpaper is chock full of 33 tiny Mullin head caricatures of sports figures surrounded by the cartoon-y names of all those featured in this book, and the name "Red Reeder" appears among these at the center right margin, so presumably he appears somewhere within the volume; someone (likely Reeder himself) has filled in about 35 of these 100+ names in red crayon -- perhaps at random, more likely persons he knew personally. Russell "Red" Reeder (1902-98) was a West Pointer with a notable career in World War Two as a colonel commanding the 12th Infantry Regiment of the Fourth Infantry Division, leading 3,000 troops on Utah Beach during D-Day and losing a leg at the Battle of Normandy; post-war he became athletic director at West Point for twenty years, then authored a number of young adult nonfiction books such as "The West Point Story," "Medal of Honor Heroes," "The Civil War Story" and others. An outstanding presentation copy.

$495.00

A Series of Studies Designed and Engraved After Five Paintings by Raphael

By EMERIC-DAVID, M.T.B. (editor)

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1878. Hardcover. Small 4to. Emerald green cloth with gilt and black lettering and decorations. 69pp. All edges gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous tissue-guarded full-page plates. Very good. Quite mild binding edgewear, else internally near fine; small inkstamped ownership name on inner flyleaf. A tight and nice later printing of this 1875 study of "The Visitation," two versions of "The Holy Family," "The Madonna of the Fish" and "The Bearing of the Cross."

$95.00

A Primer of Happenings & Time / Space Art

By HANSEN, Al

New York: Something Else Press, 1965. Hardcover. 8vo. Teal blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 145pp. Numerous illustrations. Very good/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn; four pages have a small bit of yellow highlighting, else near fine. A tight and decent first edition of this important text about performance art by the avant-garde American/Norwegian artist (1927-95) considered one of the major proponents of this artistic movement. Interestingly, front and inner flyleaf bear the circular blind-embossed ownership imprint of well-known television character actor Robert Casper (b. 1924).

$40.00

Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset
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Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset

By LEROUX, Odette, JACKSON, Marion E., and FREEMAN, Minnie Aodla (editors)

Vancouver, Canada: Douglas & McIntyre, 1994. Hardcover. Small 4to. White cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 253pp. Extensive illustrations (some color). Fine/near fine. Jacket spine slightly sunned. A tight and handsome first edition of this definitive and superbly-illustrated study.

$55.00

Aesop & Company: With Scenes from His Legendary Life
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Aesop & Company: With Scenes from His Legendary Life

By BADER, Barbara

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991. Hardcover. Illustrations by Arthur Geisert. Small 4to. Lavender cloth spine with gilt lettering and lavender paper over boards with gilt decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 64pp. Numerous illustrations. Fine/near fine. Handsome, tight first edition of this retelling of the ancient Greek fables, illustrated with Geisert's delightful engravings. Boldly signed and inscribed by him in black ballpoint on title page: "To Bud & Joan / Arthur Geisert / XI/II/MCMXCI."

$55.00

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