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1566. D. Leonis Papae, huius nominis primi, Qui merito summo Magni cognomen iam olim obtinet, Epistolae decretales ac familiares, quae quidem hactenus reperiri potuerunt omnes. Lovanii: Apud Hieronymum Wellaeum, 1566. 193 numbered leaves (386 pp.). Text in Latin. Small octavo in an early vellum binding. Cropping to handwritten marginalia indicates that the volume has been rebound at least once. Condition: Very Good. The vellum is somewhat soiled and the boards slightly warped. Minor insect damage to spine. The pastedowns have torn in several places due to shrinking vellum, but the binding is overall very tight. There are some pencilled notes on endpapers and in margins and ink marginalia throughout the body of the text. The interior is age-toned. Dimensions 4 x 5.875 x 1.125 inches.
Maryland. Sepia photograph (15 x 10.5 in) mounted on board, matted and framed. The artifacts wired around the photo include four iron nails, a spring-loaded sash window “catch,” and a skeleton key; the texts mounted on the mat describe the original locations of these objects and the history of Duddington Manor. The home belonged to the Carrolls of Duddington, a branch of the prominent Maryland Carroll family and relatives of the Charles Carroll who signed the Declaration of Independence. Photograph condition: Very Good. Mat shows some age-toning and soiling. Wooden frame in poor condition. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 29 x 24 inches. Provenance: This item came from a direct descendent of Charles Carroll.
c 1765. Two extracts from the folio edition of Diderot Encyclopédie, circa 1765. Manufacture des Glaces: nine pages of text and 46 plates. Depicts the production of plate glass, along with the tools and machinery employed. Lunettier: one page of text and four plates. Depicts an optician’s shop making lenses, and the tools and machinery employed. The importance of Diderot’s Encyclopedie as a revolutionary text is in part due to its embracing of an unprecedented range and depth of subjects. Through this, both the text and illustrations provide valuable insights into the materials and methodologies used by the artists and craftsmen of Diderot’s day. These details were rarely recorded, which makes glimpses captured in the Encyclopedie entries uniquely important and fascinating. Condition: Good. A fascicle in brown paper wraps with mild chipping and wear. Scattered spotting and slight browning consistent with age. Light and scattered pencil notations. Dimensions 10.75 x 15.875 x 0.625 inches.
Florence IT: 1880. Bound collection of 36 photographs. Five of the photographs are identified as the work of Robert Rive (1817-1868), though it is possible they are the work of his brother Julius (1828-1888); four as the work of Edizione Brogi Firenze, a photography studio operated by Carlo Brogi (1850-1925); and one as the work of the Fratelli Alinari, a photography firm which was established in 1852 and is still in operation. Full cloth binding with gilt lettering and ornamentation on front cover and silk end papers. The album contains 36 photographs mounted on thin board, some with captions in Italian. It begins with a general view of Florence, followed by photos of significant buildings and notable works of art. Images are approximately 9 1/8” x 7 ½”, a few 8” x 10”. Three photographs present thumbnail images of multiple famous works of art or buildings to be found in Florence, with captions to identify each. A provenance note handwritten in pen appears on the second front end paper. Condition: Very Good. Culacino on front cover that has resulted some bubbling of the cloth. Some fraying on all corners and a 3” split to bottom of front joint. There is slight yellowing to the pages on which photos are mounted, but this does not impact the photos themselves. Dimensions 13.25 x 9.625 x 1.75 inches.
Regensburg: Zunkle, 1756. Text in German, Translated to German by D. Martin Luther; Elephant folio. Full leather binding with elaborate blind tooling on covers and spine, and with gilt lettering on spine. Brass corner guards and clasps (fully functional). Text printed in blackletter, with some small inset illustrations and occasional full-page plates. Text block is free of writing. This book is a 1756 printing of the German translation of the Bible prepared by Martin Luther, one of the foremost figures of the Reformation movement. Luther’s translation of the Bible into German was wildly popular, owned by perhaps one third of all literate Germans during Luther’s own lifetime. Luther’s was not the first translation of the Bible into German, but it was the first to bypass the Latin Vulgate, and work instead directly from Hebrew and Greek texts. It had a transformative impact on the German language, much as the writings of Shakespeare or the King James translation of the Bible did in English. Condition: Good to Very Good. The covers show shelf wear, and one corner guard is slightly bent. There are crease lines on the spine and some cracking to joints and hinges. The textblock has some wear to edges, as well as foxing and age-toning on pages. Minor soiling from handling on end papers, bubbling on paste downs. Cracking to the lower half of the gutter between pages 544 and 545. Dimensions 12 x 17.625 x 5 inches.
Paris: H. Agasse, 1805. Quarto. Full tree calf binding with gilt lettering and ornamentation on paneled spine; hand-printed blue and white end papers. The text block is clean, and the leaves are printed on one side only. The volume presents a number of plates from an earlier dictionary of fine arts, which depict tools, techniques, and studio scenes for various categories of fine art. Condition: Good only. The binding shows minor fraying, scratches, and shelf wear consistent with age. Several plates are detached but present or damaged: “Composition et Expression” has been tipped in and then cut out with no damage to the plate. Plate 13 under Dessin [Drawing], “Jambes et Pieds,” has been cut out and then tucked back into the book in its original place. Plate 1 under Sculpture en Bois [Sculpture in Wood], “Vignette, atelier du sculpteur en boise, et outils,” has been removed and cut into three sections. As it originally depicted three separate images on a single page, only one of the three images was damaged in this process, but the printed title that accompanied the image has been lost. In addition, the final page of the table of contents has been removed and cut down slightly, but the page is tucked into the volume and there is no damage to the text. Two plates are absent from the book. Plate 8 under Gravure en taille-douce [Intaglio], “Gravure en manière de crayon,” has been removed. Plate 38 under Dessin [Drawing], “Proportions de la Vénus de Médicis,” is likewise absent. Dimensions 9.25 x 12 x 1.375 inches.
A blueprint and production design for the mail robot from the television show The Americans, given to former FBI and CIA counter-intelligence analyst Christopher Lynch by the show's creators, Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg. Lynch's book, The C.I. Desk, was the inspiration for incorporating the mail robot into the show. This lot also includes a copy of Lynch's book. Condition: Very Good to Excellent with only slight rippling. Dimensions 35 x 24 inches.
Lolivieri, 1902. Photo album depicting Napoli, late 19th century. Binding by L. Olivieri, Rome. This volume includes 30 large photos pasted onto thin boards depicting general views of Naples, of specific buildings within the city, and of the surrounding natural scenery. Oblong quarto, unpaginated. Vellum binding with red and green leather details, gilt ornamentation on spine and back cover, and gilt ornamentation and lettering on front cover. The inside edges of the boards are decorated with gilt borders. A bookbinder’s ticket is pasted in the upper left corner of the front pastedown. All edges of the text block are tinted red. On the first blank page, there is a handwritten presentation inscription by Noah Davis (September 10, 1818-March 2, 1902), a lawyer, United States congressman, U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York, and New York supreme court judge. Condition: Very Good. The boards and spine show some bumping and shelf-wear, and there is foxing and soiling to boards. The margins of pages are somewhat age-toned and some plates have minor foxing. A few of the pages are partially detached from the spine at the bottom, but overall binding is sturdy. Dimensions 13.125 x 9.75 x 1.125 inches.
c 1950-1960s. New Orleans travel poster from the 1950s or 1960s depicting a Mardi Gras parade scene. Condition: Very Good. Small tear (3/16 in. or 5 mm) in margin of lower left corner; tear of same depth at upper right corner. Slight cockling at upper left corner. Crease in lower right corner. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 23 x 35 inches.
Leksand, Sweden: 1956. Original poster advertising the July 1956 performances of the play Himlaspelet in Leksand, Sweden. Himlaspelet, or The Heavenly Play, by Swedish screenwriter Rune Lindström, recounts a young man’s journey to demand that God return his sweetheart to earth after she is executed for witchcraft. When the young man fails in his quest, it is through his sweetheart’s intervention that the two are reunited in heaven. The play has been performed regularly in Leksand, Sweden since the summer of 1949. The poster is mounted on foam core. Condition: Very Good. Slight age-toning; evidence of damp-staining at upper left edge. Small closed tear at upper right corner. Dimensions 27.5 x 39.375 inches.
Napoli: Ente Provinciale per il Turismo, c 1955. Travel poster depicting scenes of Pompei. Published c. 1955 by Ente Provinciale per il Turismo--Napoli. Condition: Good. Two minor closed tears in upper right corner. One larger partially open tear (approx. 4.5 in or 114 mm) at bottom edge, with some discoloration evident where tape was used. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 28.875 x 43 inches.
Missouri: 1898. A Roll of Honor from the Spanish-American War, giving the names of men mustered into the United States Army at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, on May 16th, 1898. Also included with this lot is an identification tag of W. O. Royce, one of the men named on the Roll of Honor. Condition: Good to Very Good. Significant age-toning. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 15.5 x 19.5 inches.
Washington, D.C. Abdon Daoud Ackad, 1939. One mounted photograph, with the signature of Thomas Dewey below; There is also a TLS on 'The District Attorney, County of New York' letterhead, signed by Dewey, thanking Ackad for the photographs.; JK consignment. Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera Sections.
Washington, D.C. 1960. One mounted photograph, measuring 9 1/4" x 13 1/4", on which Robert A. Taft has inscribed his best wishes to the photographer, Abdon Ackad. Text to his signature is the commemorative stamp of Taft which used this very photograph. 'Sen Robert A. Taft / 4 cents stamp' is written on the rear. JK consignment Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
Signed print of Geraldo Rivera by American caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. Edition number 145/200. Matted and framed. Hirschfeld (1903-2003) was a celebrated caricaturist whose work was widely published throughout his seven-decade career. Although he drew many of the most prominent figures of his day, he generally avoided a caustically satirical approach. He was perhaps best known for the drawings that appeared regularly in the New York Times, in which he regularly hid one or more occurrences of his daughter's name. Condition: Very Good. Minor light foxing. Dimensions 25.75 x 22.25 inches.
Cairo: Egyptian State Tourism Department. c. 1960. Artwork by M. Azmy; printed in Egypt by Institut Graphique Egyptien. Issued by the Egyptian State Tourism Department. Condition: Very Good. Slight age toning; one small tear (which does not interfere with the image) visible in upper right margin. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 29.5 x 41.25 inches.
New York: Rabinovitch, c. 1930. Ben Magid Rabinovitch. Just Out: A Portfolio of Ravgravures. New York: Rabinovitch, c. 1930. Limited edition; edition number 17/100. Set contains ten folio-sized prints, nine of the original set plus one extra plate, which is the work of the same artist but was originally sold separately. All are signed in the lower right corner by Rabinovitch, with the title of the piece in pencil on the reverse. Housed in original gray portfolio. The inside of the front cover includes the original limitation sheet as well as the description of the portfolio, pasted down as issued. The pictures vary in size from 6 x 8 to 10 x 13 inches, all on 14 x 18 sheets. Nine of the original tissue-guards are present. Contains The Katharine Cornell, Marie Ouspenskaya, Carlotta Monterey, The Girl In Black, Mrs. G. E. Calthrop, Michio Ito, The Tartar Dance of the Chauve-Souris, Nude - Dance Figure (D.H.), and Nude - Cruciform Figure (P.G.). Lacking The Sad Clown of the Chauve-Souris. Originally sold separately, this portfolio also includes the Nude - Torso (P.G.). Condition: Very Good. Some age-toning to all prints. Portfolio case has received some repair, including a brown spine; some tears and missing material on protective flaps. Dimensions 15 x 19.25 inches.
Narvik: Finnish Tourist Association, et al. Artwork by Bengt Lundström and Anders Beckman; published by the Finnish Tourist Association, Helsingfors; the North-Norway Travel Association, Narvik; the Tourist Society of Norrbotten, Luleå and the Swedish Tourist Traffic Association. Condition: Good to Very Good. Small portion ( approx. 1 in of upper left corner is missing (torn); vertical tear (approx. 2 in or 5 cm) at bottom center of poster. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 26.25 x 41.25 inches.
This lot includes the following articles by Bernard Berenson: Bernhard Berenson. Les Quatre Triptyques Bellinesques de l’église de la carità a Venise. Paris: Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1913. [Text in French] Bernhard Berenson. Venetian Paintings in the United States: I. Art in America: An Illustrated Magazine. Volume III, Number II. February 1915. [Text in English] Bernhard Berenson. Venetian Paintings in the United States: Part Two. Art in America: An Illustrated Magazine. Volume III, Number III. April 1915. [Text in English] Bernhard Berenson. Venetian Paintings in the United States: Part Three. Art in America: An Illustrated Magazine. Volume III, Number IV. June 1915. [front cover of this one is detached] [Text in English] Venetian Paintings in the United States: Part Six. Art in America: An Illustrated Magazine. Volume IV, Number III. April 1916. [Text in English] Bernard Berenson. A Madonna by Giovanni Bellini Recently Acquired by Mr. Willys. Art in America: An Illustrated Magazine. Volume IV, Number IV. June 1916. [Text in English] Bernard Berenson. Un Botticelli Dimenticato: Estrato dal i Fascicolo--V anno di “Dedalo”. Milano--Roma: Casa Editrice d’Arte Bestetti & Tumminelli, June 1924. [Text in Italian] Bernardo Berenson. Fra Angelico Fra Filippo e la Cronologia. Estratto dal “Bollettino d’ Arte” del Ministro dell’Educazione Nazionale. Fasc. II, Agosto 1932. Roma: La Libreria della Stato. [Text in Italian] Bernard Berenson. Nova Ghirlandajana. Estratto da L’Arte. Fascicolo III. May 1933. [Text in Italian] Bernardo Berenson. Ristudiando i Disegni di Cosimo Rosselli. Estratto dal “Bollettino d’ Arte” del Ministro dell’Educazione Nazionale. Fasc. XII. Roma: La Libreria della Stato, Giugno 1933. [Text in Italian] First editions thus. Staple-bound articles in paper covers. Housed in protective case covered in grey cloth. Condition: Good to very good. All pamphlets exhibit age-toning, bumping and wear consistent with age. Three have been folded once vertically and two twice vertically; the front cover of “Venetian Painting in the United States” is detached but present. Several pamphlets have minor tears and chipping to covers. The text of all pamphlets is clearly legible. Plates in very good condition except where creased by folding of the whole pamphlet. Case shows light shelf wear and marking.
A poster designed by French graphic artist Bernard Villemot (1911-1989). Villemot produced advertisement posters for such companies as Perrier and Air France, and in the years since his death, his work has become highly collectible. Condition: Very good. No apparent flaws; not examined out of frame. Dimensions 28 x 42.875 inches.
California: Riverside Press, 1977. Oblong elephant folio. Full leather binding with gilt lettering on front cover. Bob Timberlake has had a long, successful career as a popular painter and furniture designer. Born in Lexington, North Carolina, he began his painting career in 1970. He was mentored by Andrew Wyeth. His painting has been put to many popular uses, including fundraising campaigns and postage stamps. This copy was formerly in the collection of the Library of Congress. Condition: Good. There is some fraying at the corners of the cover as well as scratches and dents on cover both front and back. Some stamps and pencil marks, including a Library of Congress stamp, appear on the first pages. There is water staining to the bottom left corner of a number of the first pages, though this does not impact any plates or text. Dimensions 18.5 x 14 x 1.625 inches.
1607. C. Guidebaldo de Bonarelli. Filli di sciro, favola pastorale. Ferrara: Vittorio Baldini, 1607. 172 pp. Text in Italian. Duodecimo. Full contemporary vellum binding with faded black hand-written title and publication date on spine. Engraved title page and four engraved plates. Clean text block. Bookplate on front pastedown identifies the book as having belonged in the library of Joseph Alexander Graf von Hübner (1811-1892), an Austrian diplomat. An inscription on the front fly gives the name of another previous owner. Condition: Good to Very Good. Binding somewhat cockled, with minor shelf wear and bumping. Some foxing and age-toning , with stains to final pages. Dimensions 5.625 x 8 x 0.75 inches.
Print by Boris W. Vallejo, signed and dated (7/27/79) in pen in the lower right corner. This print is of the cover art created by fantasy artist Boris W. Vallejo for the novel Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman. Vallejo, born in Peru in 1941, attended Peru’s National School of Fine Arts, and later immigrated to the United States. He has worked with numerous publishers in the fantasy genre, and has also created artwork for movie posters and more. Condition: Good. Somewhat faded. Some rippling from the way the print has been matted. Some damage to the backing, but this does not impact the print. Dimensions 23.5 x 25.375 inches.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900/1903. First Edition. Glenn Brown. History of the United States Capitol. 2 volumes. 56th Congress, 1st session, 1900/1902, Senate Document 60. First edition; folio. Both volumes in full red cloth binding with gilt ornamentation and lettering on covers and spines. The name of Albert S. Burleson (1863-1937), a former Postmaster General and U.S. Representative fromTexas, is engraved on the front cover of the first volume. Both volumes contain numerous plates, including architectural photographs and plans, portraits, and historical prints and photographs. Condition: Good. Both volumes show fraying and rubbing to head and foot of spine, edges, and corners; general marking due to shelf wear; age-toning throughout; and some chipping to the edges of pages. Both bindings also have somewhat shaken bindings. Volume 1 has a crack after the first gathering and some water-staining on the left side of the top edge throughout, though this does not impact text or plates. Volume 2 has a four-inch tear to the cloth covering over one joint (the board is still fully attached from the inside) and a notable open tear over the author’s name on the spine. There is some water staining to the cover, as well as to the upper left corner and the lower right corner throughout the volume which does not affect either text or plates. There are gutter cracks after the first gathering and before the last gathering. Dimensions 12.25 x 15.25 x 5 inches DG consignment.
1977. Signed and dated 1977 watercolor by American fantasy and comic artist Charles Vess (b. 1951). Vess’s many career achievements include contributions to the Marvel and DC comic universes, exhibitions in the United States and around the world, and numerous awards. His most recent published work includes The Book of Earthsea, the result of a collaboration with Ursula K. Le Guin. Condition: Good to Very Good. Some age-toning. Tape around margins which does not impact image. Some bumping to corners without damage to image. Holes punched across the top of paper appear to be original to the item. Dimensions 40 x 8 inches.
Maryland. A large sketch pad filled with more than fifty life studies by an unrecognized 20th century Maryland-based artist, Dick Kelih. One additional study, done on different paper, has been placed in the folio but not attached in any way. The first nine studies are painted; the rest are worked variously in charcoal, crayon, and graphite. They vary in completeness and level of detail, but all are produced in a loose, fluid style. Condition: good. A few pages have closed tears, and one has multiple closed and open tears. Some water staining to early pages, and all pages are yellowed with age. Dimensions 18.5 x 25 inches.
Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot, 1887. New edition. 402 pp. Text in French. Tall quarto. Hardcover with slipcase and sturdy binding. All edges gilt, with silk moiré endpapers. Includes numerous engravings, both black and white and color. Text block clean. Condition: Good only. The volume has been rebacked, and shows bumping and shelf-wear to gilt-decorated leather boards, including soiling and abrasions. The endpapers are somewhat soiled, and there is some age-toning to the textblock. There is chipping, edge-wear and scratching to slipcase, as well as a long red stain on one side. Dimensions 9.875 x 12 x 3 inches.
London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1759 - 1760. Both first editions. Both volumes bound in full leather binding with raised bands, gilt ornamentation and lettering on spines, and gilt ornamentation on edges of boards. A book plate belonging to David Henshaw Ward appears on the pastedown of the 1758 volume. Both texts blocks are clean. Condition: Good to Very Good. Some scuffing and shelf-wear to edges and spines. Both volumes rubbed, bumped, and frayed at corners; some light fraying at spine edges. Missing spot of leather (removed sticker?) to 1758 volume; repaired spine and new end papers to 1759 volume. Some light spotting to both. 1758 volume does not include title page, table of contents, or preface; 1759 volume does not include title page or preface. Both volumes are missing title pages and tables of contents. Dimensions 5.375 x 8.25 x 3 inches.
Print by Elisabeth Claire Tournay (1731-1773) after a painting by Pierre-Louis Dumesnil the Younger (1698-1781). Tournay was a female engraver who spent her career in Paris, where Dumesnil also worked for most of his life. A copy of this print is currently in the collection of the Musee Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris in Paris, France. Matted and framed. Condition: Very Good. The black and gilt frame shows some minor wear. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 23 x 21 inches.
France. An original lithograph from Les Maîtres de l’Affiche. The work of French artist Jules Chéret, Les Maîtres de l’Affiche was a subscription service that operated between 1896 and 1900, through which subscribers received a monthly curated selection of four of the finest examples of late 19th-century poster art. The posters were reproduced as lithographs at reduced scale, making them easily collected art for the masses at a time when posters were a particularly celebrated artistic medium. This poster was designed by Ethel Reed to advertise the publication of Albert Morris Bagby’s novel Miss Träumerei. Framed. Condition: Very Good. Moderate age-toning to poster; light denting and scratching to frame. Dimensions 12 x 16.375 inches.
London: E. and R. Brooke, 1792. London: E. and R. Brooke, 1792. xii, 620 pp.,  index. First Edition. Octavo, bound in full 19th century tree calf with gilt ornamentation. The volume has been rebacked with a new spine of brown calf with black label and gilt lettering and ornamentation. Marbled endpapers; the bookplate of Phythian-Adams on front pastedown. Condition: Good to Very Good. Significant repairs to spine. Butterfly damp stain in upper spine area of first several pages. Dimensions 5.75 x 8.75 x 1.875 inches.
Signed print by Frank Brangwyn depicting a street scene in the aftermath of the London Blitz. Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) was born in Belgium to British parents, and received his artistic training in Britain. He worked for William Morris as a young man, and like him explored a wide array of artistic media throughout his career. Though his work includes such diverse categories as glassware, furniture, and pro-British WWI posters, perhaps his best-known works are the murals commissioned by the House of Lords in 1926, later rejected by the peers, and finally acquired for the Guildhall in Swansea, Wales. During his lifetime, he was one of the world's foremost artists. He was the first living artist to receive a retrospective at the Royal Academy in London. While his reputation suffered after his death, his work has been reconsidered in more recent years, and a high-profile exhibition marked the 50th anniversary of his death in 2006. Condition: Good. Some discoloration from handling, aging adhesive, and other factors to margins, but these do not impact the print itself, or the signature. The print is mounted in an unusual way in that the edges of the sheet of paper have been wrapped around the edges of a board and glued to the back, which currently gives the print a slightly wavy appearance. This could likely be corrected if the backing were removed, which could be done with minimal paper loss. Dimensions 26 x 36.5 inches.
An original signed print of Washington Blue Dog by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue (1944-2013). Rodrigue created Blue Dog for a commission in 1984 based on a photograph of his own dog, Tiffany, who had died. He subsequently painted the same dog again and again in a range of settings, including scenes with major landmarks and famous individuals. While Rodrigue had been a successful artist before 1984, Blue Dog became the source of his fame and a popular cultural icon. Print condition: Very Good to excellent. Some scratching to frame and glass; print in excellent condition. Not examined outside of frame. This lot also includes a copy of Blue Dog by George Rodrigue and Lawrence S. Freundlich (New York: Viking Studio Books, 1994). Hardbound in full paper binding with slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Book condition: Good to Very Good. Book itself in excellent collection with clean textblock; slipcase shows some bumping and fraying to corners, as well as general scratching and shelf wear. Dimensions 26.5 x 22 inches.
An acrylic painting depicting a spotted faun and mother rabbit touching noses over a nest of bunnies. Painstakingly detailed to show virtually every hair on each animal. Signed and dated in lower left corner: Gerald W. Putt ‘80. The painting is matted and framed. Self-taught wildlife and nature artist Gerald W. Putt has won or placed in numerous other regional and national wildlife art competitions throughout his more than four-decade career as an artist. Most recently, he was declared the 2020 winner of the Pennsylvania Duck Stamp Competition, an award which he had one twelve times before. He has won similar competitions in other states as well, including North Carolina, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Colorado, and has been a top ten finalist many times for the Federal Duck Stamp Contest. Condition: Very Good. A well preserved ¼ in silver fish insect is between the glass and the mat near the top right corner and is not affecting either. Dimensions 33.5 x 39.5 inches.
1601 - 1602. Girolamo Bardi Fiorentino. Della cose Notabili della città di Venetia: Libri II. Vinegia: Presso Altobello Salicato, 1601. 143 pp. Text in Italian. Girolamo Bardi Fiorentino. Dichiaratione di tutti le historie, che si contengono ne i quadri posti nuouamente nelle Sale dello Scrutinio, & del gran Consiglio del Palagio Ducale della Serenissima Republica di Vinegia, nella quale si ha piena intelligenza delle più segnalate vittorie; conseguite di varie nationi del mondo dai Venetiani. Vinegia: Presso Altobello Salicato, 1602. 47 pp. Text in Italian. Duodecimo volume in a contemporary full vellum binding. Two works, both by Girolamo Bardi Fiorentino, are bound together in this volume. An ownership inscription, now somewhat faded, has been written in ink on the bottom edge. The interior of the volume is generally clean and tight. Condition: Good to Very Good. The vellum is somewhat soiled and age-discolored, and the binding somewhat cockled. The endpapers are soiled, and show some pencil notes from previous owners. The back endpaper is partially detached from the vellum, and there is minor insect damage to the first and last pages. Dimensions 3.875 x 6.25 x 0.5 inches.
A signed original print by Grace Rhoades Dean entitled “The Grist Mill.” Born in Ohio, Dean (1878-1968) spent most of her career in that state, though she and her husband, who was also an artist, studied in Munich between 1910 and 1914. Following their return to Ohio from Germany, Dean taught art classes and exhibited her work widely at regional galleries and competitions. Matted and framed. Condition: Very Good. Some age-toning, and some chipping to frame. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 15.25 x 13.125 inches.
Egyptian State Tourism Board, c 1950s - 1960s. Original travel poster with artwork by H. Hashim. Printed in Egypt by Institut Graphique Egyptien, and issued by Egyptian State Tourism Board. Condition: Very Good. Some light age-toning; rip in upper left margin (does not extend into image). Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 31 x 42.75 inches.
1692. Two works of Judaica bound together in a single volume: Henrico Opitio [Heinrich Opitz] with B. Wasmuthi. Hazer leshon ha-qodesh: Hoc est atrium linguae sanctae. Lipsiae: Johannis Casparis Meyeri, 1692. Fifth Revised edition. 156 pages. Henrico Opitio [Heinrich Opitz]. Novum Lexicon Hebraeo-Chaldaeo-Biblicum. Lipsiae: Gottfried Liebezeit, 1692. 1095 pp. [Hebrew] + 62 pp. [Chaldaean]. Square quarto in full vellum binding with faded hand-written titles on spine. All edges tinted blue. Pagination restarts with each part. Text in Hebrew and Latin. Condition: Very Good. The binding is shaken, with some shelf-wear and bumping. The spine and boards are sunned and somewhat warped, and there are some splits at hinges and gutter. Medium age-toning and some foxing. Scattered marginalia, some of which are in Hebrew and some of which appear to be lists of occurrences of particular Hebrew words in the Hebrew Scriptures. Dimensions 7 x 8.125 x 3.125.
1615, 1618. Helfricus Ulricus Hunnius. Tractatus de Usufructu. Giessae Hessorum: Nicolaus Hampelius, 1618. Text in Latin. Helfricus Ulricus Hunnius. De Interpretatione et Authoritate Juris: Libri duo. Giessae Hessorum: Nicolaus Hampelius, 1615. Text in Latin. Duodecimo in full contemporary vellum. Two works by the same author are bound in a single volume. The boards are decorated with blind ruling; some hair follicles visible on vellum. All edges of the text block are stained dark blue, as issued. The text block is largely clean, with a bookplate and inscription of two previous owners on the front pastedown. Condition: Very Good. The boards show light wear and are a little bowed. The textblock shows light age-toning and occasional foxing. The title page for Tractatus de Usufructu (the first of the two works in the volume) is somewhat loose but still attached. Dimensions 3.375 x 5 x 1.875 inches.
Santiago, Chile: Ismael Espinosa S.A., 1986. Pamphlet + 18 plates in individual folders. Text in Spanish. A collection of reissued historical prints by a number of artists, created between 1794 and 1898, depicting views of Chilean life and landscapes from up and down the length of the country. Elephant folio portfolio of loose plates and pamphlet of same dimensions. Each plate in an individual tan, raffia-textured paper folder. Edition number: 124 of 800. Inscribed by the Director and President of El Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura to Daniel J. Boorstin on the inside cover of the portfolio case. Condition: Good only. Extensive damage to portfolio, including significant loss of material to the lower right corner and multiple closed tears elsewhere on the cover. Plates in excellent condition, with backs of individual folders showing light age-toning and occasional small stains which do not impact plates. Dimensions 15.375 x 20 inches.