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The Art of Dwight W. Tryon: An Appreciation

By Caffin, Charles H.

Np: Np, 1909. First Edition . Beige Boards w/Tan Cloth Spine. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Small stain on lower right front cover (smaller than a dime), frontispeice has what appears to be an erasure mark through the center of the image - the other illusttrations seem fine. Inscribed and signed on front flyleaf "To my friend Victor Harris / Compliments of / D. W. Tryon / Dec. 1919." Contains 20 tipped-in b&w plates.


Art Student in Paris Under Andre Lhout - Collection of Letters from Minnie Steele to her son Norman of Waterbury, Connecticut.

Minnie was an art student in Paris from 1928 to 1929 and studied under the renowned Andre Lhote (1885 - 1962), eminent and influential French painter, critic, and teacher who was known as "the academician of the Cubist." Her trip to Paris was funded by Miss Chase (possibly artist Elsie Rowland Chase [d. 1937] of Waterbury). Included are 21 letters from Minnie and one from her niece Ruth Cairy (?), also an art student in Paris. Ruth's letter includes a sketch of a café in Paris. Besides family and home issues Minnie's letters discuss life in Paris, fashions, automobiles, travel plans, the generosity of her benefactor and feedback on her art from Lhote, etc. In one letter (January 20, 1929) she wrote: "I have noticed M. Lhote looks very tired especially around his eyes & mouth. There is a very weary look & unhappy and one day after criticizing all the students he made the remark "I am desolated" and the way he spoke it in French meant he was tired and sad. I don't know why. He is a very sturdy built man & about 43 yrs. old but some way I feel he is becoming disillusioned; he does not have the great zest he did when I first went into the studio - I think he ought to get away from the whole thing and forget it for awhile and then of course there may be things outside; of course "dame gossips" has to say something & and it is his wife has left him on account of his attachment to some other dame; it displeases her.He is a serious teacher & a good one and very popular yet there is the cloud growing bigger in the once clear sky; how strange life is!


The Paintings of Charles Bird King

By Cosentino, Andrew J

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977. Contains 214 pp., b&w and color illustrations, small closed tear (3/4") on top of dust jacket, a nice, tight, bright copy in a Mylar dust jacket cover.. Apparent First Edition. Tan Cloth. Fine/Near Fine Dust Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Indians, American Art, Native Americans. Catalogs: Americana, Art.


Tried by Fire: A Work on China Painting

By Frackelton, S. (Susan)

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1886. First Edition . Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Contain b&w plates and text illustrations, 12 color plates (including frontispiece), 8 pp. ads in rear including one for Frackelton's Portable Gas Kiln, which she invented. Bound in decorative brown cloth with gilt title, engraved bookplate of J. Osgood Carleton on front pastedown, small water stain on lower margin throughout measuring about 3 ½" long x ¼" from the lower edge, minor soiling and a few small stains on cover, top and bottom of spine worn. This is very good copy of this scarce manual by a leader in the Arts and Crafts movement. It describes how to decorate china ware by hand, working with color, gold, acid or silver and also includes a section entitled "Photography on China". Susan Stuart Goodrich Frackelton (c.1851-1932) was a native of Milwaukee and studied landscape painting under one of Wisconsin 's earliest professional artists, Henry Vianden. These lessons and nature later influenced her compositions used on her ceramics and china painting. She was a leading porcelain painter and ceramist of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Her salt-glazed stoneware and her china painting brought her the most acclaim. Frackelton was an exhibitor and medal winner at various International Cotton Expositions.


The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution

By Sizer, Theodore

New Haven: Yale University Library, 1951. Second Printing . Black Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Dust Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Contains 117 pp. text plus b&w plates in rear. Minor soiling to dust jacket.


Handicrafts of New England

By Eaton, Allen H.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Edition . Black Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains b&w and color illustrations, 374 pp., nice copy, dust jacket is chipped and worn along edges, front and rear top corners of dust jacket are price-clipped. Inserted is a one page holograph that reads, "To my dear friend / Eugene Pattberg / In celebration of mutual interests and mutual friends but especially in appreciation of his encouragement to me in doing a reasonably good job of this study and this repast - and finally in rejoicing with me at its completion which happily for both of us is on his birthday November 7th 1949. / Sincerely / Allen Eaton" Pattberg was a graduate of Lafayette University (1926) and was a typophile and rare book collector. In 1990, he endowed a fund for preservation of books at Lafayette and helped to establish a history of printing and typography collection. He presented the library with its fourth piece of incunabula - St. Thomas Aquinas' Opus Aureum, was printed in Venice by Bonetus Locatellus in 1493.


American Folk Art in Wood, Metal and Stone

By Lipman, Jean

Pantheon Books, 1948. First Edition . Orange Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Contains 193 pp., profusely illustrated with b&w photos and tipped-in color plates; a very nice copy in a slightly worn dust jacket (with pictorial paper label on front panel); dust jacket protected in mylar cover. A nice, tight, bright copy.


Catalogue of the Stock of Harlow, McDonald & Co: Etchings & Engravings By Old & Modern Masters, English and American Sporting Prints, Currier & Ives, American Views, Mezzotints, Portraits

New York: Arthur H. Harlow. No Edition Stated . Printed Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Undated but circa 1930s, contains 140 pp., b&w illustrations. Artists include Frank W. Benson, Fantin-Latour, Childe Hassam, Arthur W. Heintzelman, Joseph Pennell, Robert S. Austin, James M. Whistler, Edmund Blampied, Arthur Briscoe, Gerald L. Brockhurst, Francis Dodd, Joseoh Gray, Tryo Kinney, David Cameron, Currier & Ives, Frederick L. Griggs, Anders Zorn, et al


Historic Printing Types: A Lecture Read before the Grolier Club of New York, January 25, 1885

By De Vinne, Theo. L.

New York: The Grolier Club, 1886. First Edition . White Cloth/Beige Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. From an edition limited to 200 copies, 110 pp., t.e.g., deckle edge, minor spotting and discoloration to covers; small bookplate on front pastedown has been scratched out obliterating the name of a previous owner; a nice, tight, copy.


Frans Hals Paintings in America

By Valentiner, W. R.

Westport, CT: Frederic Fairchild Sherman, 1936. Apparent First Edition . Brown Cloth/Green Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. From an edition limited to 200 copies, b&w illustrations; a small and faint water stain is present on the rear cover and along the edges of the last few pages; nonetheless, a tight, bright copy.