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Historical Development of American Paintings
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Historical Development of American Paintings

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Detroit: Detroit Publishing Co., 1918. Book. Illus. by Various Artist. Very Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition 1918 , Set of photography of the great works of American art at the time of publication. Listed are one hundred prints in Platinum Print finsh, tone black and white . each print is identifed in the print also with an embrossed thistle at the bottom of each print margin .The Detroit Publishing Co. , founded by the photographer William Henry Jaskson was the best in making of post cards , photographic portfios and other photographic work. This set was sold back in 1918 at a price of $100.00 per set.Listed here are some of the American Artist : John Singer Sargent , John Singleton Copley , Robert Fredrick Blum ,Mary Cassatt , Gilbert Stuart ,Cecilla Beaux , James Whistler , Winslow Homer , Max Parrish and many more Please write gibbsbooks for the list .The prints in this set sell from a low of $100.00 and upto $1000.00 each. Condition of the prints are Very Fine , this set is missing two… Read More
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Saint`Angelo

Saint`Angelo

by Brogi, Giacomo

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Italy, 1870. Book. Illus. by Giacomo Brogi. Very Fine. No Binding. Albumen Mammoth Print, c. 1870's , By Giacomo Brogi , 1822- 1881 Italian. Very rare photographic image by this artist , in the original restored frame . This is not one of the standard tourist pictures that you find but a true work of art by this master photographer. Both Brogi and the Alinari Brothers worked as photographers and took the standard architecture ruins photos in Italy most being small 8"x10" Albumen prints , but they did art photography also and to find one is a rare treat . This piece shows three men in a row boat on the Tiber River with Castel Saint`Angelo ( Mausoleum of Adrian ) on the right the Saint`Angelo bridge to the castle in the middle in the far distance you can see St. Peter's Dome . Looking around the photo the men in the boat you can see their reflection in the water. With sheep on the right shore and the clouds rolling by above it all this is a very importain photographic image by this… Read More
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THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN : With Preface, of the Necessity of Caring for the Soul

THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN : With Preface, of the Necessity of Caring for the Soul

by Allestree , Richard ( Published Anonymously )

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London, United Kingdom: Unknowen, 1659. Book. Illus. by Unknowen. Very Fine. Full-Leather. Not Stated.. 1659 , Newly rebound in brown leather with gilded letters on cover board and spine . One blank front page with penciled title, author, and date , Next blank page the name John A. Green " Paris" with some othe pencils dates and names of other owners. First : "To The Bookseller " two pages by Dr. Henry Hammond 1657 on this book . The book is divided into two chapters . " A Preface to the Ensuing Treatise " OF THE NECESSITY OF CARING FOR THE SOUL. twelve pages . Then : THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN , 268 pages. Two nice colored wood block engravings . Condition : New leather binding text and content clean an unmarked . Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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RUDOLPH VALENTINO ( Rudy )

RUDOLPH VALENTINO ( Rudy )

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Hollywood , Cal . Book. Illus. by James Abbe. Fine. No Binding. Autographed. 1924c. This vintage black & white photo by the Hollywood photographer James Abbe (1883 - 1973) is of Rudolph Valentino ( 1895 - 1926 ) . This personalized vintage photo of Valentino sitting on a couch with a book on his lap is a scarce image of this Silent Movie Star in relaxed full view shot ( scarce in pose and signed). The photo is now matted and framed . The autograph is to a friend ( **** to one of the sweetest girls I know, Rudy ). Signed photos of Valentino are extremely rear and photos by this photographer are also scarce to the market . Over all framed size : 17.5" x 15.5" . Size: 8 x 10 Photo Matted.
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Pleased to Meet You ( signed )

Pleased to Meet You ( signed )

by Putland, Michael

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England: Genesis Publications, 1999. Book. Illus. by Author. New. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 1st. Edition Limited Edition of 1750 this is #1528, Hardcover in black board with black leather spine, picture of Keith & Mick tipped to front board with orange letters . A 226 page book with illustrated end pages and illustrated in color and black & white photos through out . This comes in a slip case box ( see image ) and is also signed by the photographer / author michael Putland . A complete book with a ribbon lift and publishers other book catalogs booklets included . Condition : New . Note , No international orders will be taken on this book , only to be sold in the USA. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall.
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THE NAVAL GAZETTEER or SEAMAN'S COMPLETE GUIDE .Containing Full and Accurate Account,...
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THE NAVAL GAZETTEER or SEAMAN'S COMPLETE GUIDE .Containing Full and Accurate Account, Alphabetically Arranged, of the Several Coasts of all The Countries and Islands in The Known World

by Malham , Rev. John

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1st. American Edition.
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Boston, Mass. USA: W. Spotswood & J. Nancrede, 1797. Book. Illus. by Various Map Makers. Very Good. Full-Leather. 1st. American Edition.. 1st. Edition USA 1797 . 1st. Printing , Walnut brown leather with gilded letters on the spine. Volume 1 , 536 page book with 11 fold out maps . Both volume have been rebound with new leather and blank end papers , aging and light staining on some pages and maps. Volume 2 , 573 page book with 5 fold out maps and errata at back page with directions to the binder for placing the charts with a list of books by the publisher Joseph Nancrede. Condition : Very Good ( see Image ) . Note no international sale. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.
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BULLETIN OF THE BUFFALO SOCIETY OF NATURAL SCIENCES : 5 Vol.
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BULLETIN OF THE BUFFALO SOCIETY OF NATURAL SCIENCES : 5 Vol.

by Various Contribitors

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Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.: Self Published By The Society, 1907. Book. Illus. by Various Contributors. Near Fine. Half-Leather. 1st Edition. 1st. Edition , only Printing 1873 to 1874, vol. 1 , 1874 to 1875 , vol. 2 , 1875 to 1877 , vol. 3 , 1881 to 1883 , vol. 4 , 1903 to 1907, vol. 5 . All volumes are in red leather spine and corners with 5 bands and gilted letters with red ribon book marks ,the binding are signed ( stamped ) by John Grabau and artist of the Arts & Crafts movement and a Roycrofter book binding artist . Each volume has a list of the essays by the Buffalo Society of Sciences the last volume 1903 is on the Utilization of Water Power at Niagara Falls.A complete set with all the tipped in maps and original albumen photo plates. Condition : Near Fine , all are tight binding with edge rubs and wear at the corners , spine neel and head and edge . Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.
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CHANGING NEW YORK : A Book Of Photographs
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CHANGING NEW YORK : A Book Of Photographs

by Berenice Abbott

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1939. Book. Illus. by Author. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st. Edition 1st. Printing 1939 , Light blue cloth hardcover in the dated 1/39 original dust jacket . 207 page book . With full page black & white photo illustrations by Abbott for the Production of The Federal Art Project of the W.P.A. Condition : Very Good , book has ex-owners book plate on the inside board edge of book show light ware . The rare dust jacket is Very Good with edge rubs light chipping and small piece missing at the bottom dj spine. Please look at images . Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall.
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NATIONAL BEAUTIES AND THEIR COSTUMES : With Explanatory Text
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NATIONAL BEAUTIES AND THEIR COSTUMES : With Explanatory Text

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New York: George Kichner & Company, 1875. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st. Edition , No date c.1870 , Hardcover in illustrated brown cloth with gilt front cover and spine design with gilded page edges and decorative end pages , 32 page book . Illustrated with 32 black & white albumen original photo tip on to each stiff board pages . A very rare and scarce book to find in this condition . This copy has been professionally repaired at the hinge with new spine ( see images ). Condition : Fine , A tight clean copy with the minimum edge rubs or ware , name erased from title page. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall.
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KARL KLIETSCH : Der Erinder Der Heliogravure Ubd Des Rakeltiefdruckes ( Karl Klietsch : Inventor...
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KARL KLIETSCH : Der Erinder Der Heliogravure Ubd Des Rakeltiefdruckes ( Karl Klietsch : Inventor of the Heliogravure and Gravure Printing )

by Klietsch / Albert / Kuchinka

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Vienna: Wien , Graph, 1927. Book. Illus. by Karl Klietsch. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition.. 1st. Edition 1927 , Brown paper hardcover with gilded letters to the front board and spine , 63 page book with all 25 plates . Also included is a Photo-Gravure of Karl Klietsch laid in . One of the only biography of the inventor of the Photo-Gravure and modern Rotogravure a very scarce book on this photographer and inventor. Condition : Very Good , with corner ware , rubs and paper on front bord has missing piece in the center and a split at the spine . Interior has some cracks at the hinge and some pages . Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall.
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THE STORY OF THE UPPER CANADIAN REBELLION : Largely Cerived from Original Source and Documents (...
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THE STORY OF THE UPPER CANADIAN REBELLION : Largely Cerived from Original Source and Documents ( both volumes )

by John Charles Dent

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Toronto , Canada: C. Blackett Robinson, 1885. Book. Illus. by Author. Very Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition.. 1st. Edition , 1st. Printing 1885 , red cloth hardcover with gilt to the front boards and spines with design , vol. 1 , 384 page , vol. 2 , 382 pages. With black & white line drawing plates through out. The upper Canada Rebellion was an insurrection against the oligarchic government of British colony of Upper Canada ( present day Ontario ) in December 1837 . While public grievances had existed for years , it was the rebellion in Lower Canada ( present day Quebec ), which started the previous month , that emboldened rebels in Upper Canada to revolt.The revolt lingered until 1838 , while it shank , it became more violent , mainly through the support of the Hunter's Lodge a secret United States based militia that emerged in 1837 around the Great Lakes and launched the Patriot War in 1838. This is an steamily rare signed by the author on the first blank inscribed .… Read More
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ROBERT DELAUNAY- Les Tours Eiffel  ( The Eillel Towers )
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ROBERT DELAUNAY- Les Tours Eiffel ( The Eillel Towers )

by Rpbert Delaunay & Sonia Delaunay

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Paris , France: Jacques Damase Gallery, 1974. Book. Illus. by Robert Delaunay. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 1974 , Limited Edition of 150 printings this is #50. Clam case in black with white and red design, 68 page set. Preface by Jean Cassou, text from Apollinaire and unpublished from Aragon, Arp, Breton, Cendrars, Crevel, Delteil, Soupault, Tzara. one of 150 numbered copies aon Arches 250g. paper, text is in French. Accompanied by the new print of a copper engraving by Robert Delaunay countersigned by Sonia Delaunay.A rare opportunity to own a Robert Delaunay print signed and numbered. Condition : Fine , Box is Near fine with some edge rubs and corner ware . .
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LYNCHING NORTHERN STYLE   ( The Trenton Six Trial )
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LYNCHING NORTHERN STYLE ( The Trenton Six Trial )

by Paul Robson ( Chairman )

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New York: Committee To Free The Trenton Six, 1950. Brochure. Illus. by HAD. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 1950's only printing 6 page illustrated in black & white. Printed by the Civil Rights Congress to protest the dead penalty of the six African American accused of murdering second -hand furniture dealer William Horner on January 1948. The trail by an all white jury in Trenton , New Jersey sparked protest all over the nation and got the six a new trail with Thurgood Marshall . With the backing of the NAACP and the Civil Rights Congress A new trail was granted. A very rare and scarce brochure from the time. Condition : Very Good , a staple binding with aging of the paper and some folding , rubber stamped with the protest address and the speaker William L. Patterson Exce. Secy. of the C.R.C. .
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AL DISOPRA DELL`ARCO  ( Above the Arch )
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AL DISOPRA DELL`ARCO ( Above the Arch )

by Renzo Novatore

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Siracusa, Itialy : Figli dell`Etna, 1924. Book. Illus. by G. Scaccia. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 1st. Edition 1924, Soft cover in illustrated wraps,88 page book. All text is in Italian with five black & white illustrations. Renzo Novatore was an Italian autodidact, individualist anarchist, and anti-fascist nihilist who deserted the army, glorified crime, penned a transsexual narrative against childbirth, and went down shooting in a carabinieri ambush 1922. This pocket collection of vigorous poetics and Nietzschean fable are an essential companion to his " Toward the Creative Nothing " and the writing collected in Novatore. A VERY RARE 1st. on this writer. Condition : Very Good with old paper tape spine repair. The paper is pulp and shows aging.Cover has edge bchipping and soiling with a pencel word at the top corner. .
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STEPHEN KING'S INSOMNIA ( limited edition portfolio of only 400 signed & numbered print )
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STEPHEN KING'S INSOMNIA ( limited edition portfolio of only 400 signed & numbered print )

by Stephen King

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Limited Edition
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Glimmer Graphics, 1996. Print. Illus. by Phil Hale. New. No Binding. Author & Illistrator. Limited Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 1996 Limited Edition of 400 printings this is #177 / 400 . Portfolio is housed in a stiff black folder with a tipped on color plate. With all six full color plates one is signed by King and Hale and numbered. This is the portfolio of all the art in the special edition of " INSOMNIA ". A extremely rare set as most sets have been broken up and framed. Condition : NEW . NOTE shipping will be extra due to size, Will be boxed and shipped with insurance. .
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