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.
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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.
Hickory Hill, Virginia: 1961. A photograph of Robert F. Kennedy with several of his children at Hickory Hill, their home in Virginia, signed by the photographer, Jacques Lowe. Signature in lower right corner in faded yellow ink. The title, “Hickory Hill, June 1961,” is written in the same ink in the lower left corner. Nicely matted and framed. Jacques Lowe (1930-2001) was John F. Kennedy's personal photographer both during his presidential campaign and after his election. The photograph comes from the collection of a member of the Kennedy family. Condition: Very Good. Print shows one slight crease (barely visible) at the bottom of the photo; signature and title are both badly faded. Slight scratching to frame. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 24.5 a 24.5 inches Provenance: From the collection of a member of the Kennedy family.
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.
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.
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.
1866. First Edition. A collection of historical photographs of Venice, circa 1866. First Edition. Oblong quarto in thick, dark brown, fully embossed leather with gilt Lion of Saint Mark on front cover and gilt edges. The volume contains 40 photographs, each affixed to a thin board page with a tiny legend. The photographs in this album were taken by Carlos Naya (1816-1882) and the photography studio Anderson of Rome. Carlos Naya was a photographer and lawyer who worked with optician Carlo Ponti, and traveled extensively through Europe and North Africa. Scottish-born photographer James Anderson (1813-1877) established a successful photography business in Rome, which he passed to his son, Domenico (1854-1938) on his death. Though the legends on these photos do not specify which Anderson created them, the apparent collaboration with Naya suggests that James Anderson is most likely the artist. Both Anderson and Naya benefitted from and contributed to a dramatic boom in photography in Italy during the mid-19th century. Through their work, they offered travellers and locals alike an image of Italy as a place of cultural antiquity and stability in apparent contrast to the rapid change experienced by the rest of Europe and North America. Condition: Very Good. Boards with minimal soiling and very slight fraying on corners and upper spine. Album slightly warped upwards. Some age-toning and foxing on pages and photographs, and some offsetting. Dimensions 15.125 x 10.75 x 2.375 inches.