Photographs of Early Automobiles

[automobiles; cars and trucks; combustion engine; Seldon, George Baldwin; Ford, Henry]. Group of photographs and ephemera relating to automotive pioneer George Baldwin Selden. This collection includes (1) a family photo album depicting Selden circa 1885; (2) a carte-de-visite of Selden circa 1871; (3) three handsome mounted albumen photographs circa 1910, presumably depicting Selden cars; (4) a later photograph of a Selden motor truck; (5) a photostat copy of a legal illustration, “Comparative Scale Drawings of Selden Vehicle”; and (6) a 1920 company pamphlet titled “Yesterday Today … Read More

Early Printed Leaves, Illustrating Jean La Fontaine

LA FONTAINE, Jean (1621-1695). Six printed leaves of Jean La Fontaine, “Fables, English and French” London: J. Murray, 1820. Text in French and English on opposite pages. Six half page engraved illustrations for Fable I: The Cat and the Cock; II: The Ass, Ape and the Mole; IV: The Rats; V: The Two Dogs; XII: The Ape and the Dolphin, and XVII: The Old Man and Death. (Size: 190 x 125mm). Very Good+.  (#EPL45) $120.00   This item is from a larger collection of incunable and … Read More

Cats, Jacob

Early Printed Leaves

CATS, Jacob (1577-1660). Five printed leaves from Jacob Cats, “Proteus Ofte Minne-Beelden Verandert In Sinne-Beelden” Rotterdam: Pieter van Waesberge, 1627. This edition also has French translations. Including, “Et in Aequore Flamma est XV, O prodga rerum luxuries! XXXIII”, “Amor formae condimentum III,” “Nemo dolens patet libidini L,” and “Quod dolet intus habet VII “as the characteristic round engravings. One hole affecting ‘Flamma’ some brittle edges or stains (Size: 225 x 220mm). Very Good+. (#EPL42) $175.00   This is one item from a large collection of incunable … Read More

16th-century Man-Eating Fish!

EARLY MODERN ITALIAN LEAF. Single leaf, “p. 891,” from an Italian History Chronicle with woodcuts for heraldry of Norway. Monstrous man-eating fish of Norway, and two other scenes of architecture and seafaring. 16th century. (Size: 300 x 200mm). Fine. (#EPL24) $200.00   This is one item from a large collection of incunable and early printed leaves.  If you’d like to see the full list, please inquire.

Journey on the S. S. Manchuria — A Photo Album

[travel]. S. S. Manchuria — Unique Photo Album of Manila, Rangoon, Penang, Singapore, Java, Seoul, Hawaii, California, and Arizona. Morocco over flexible boards, “Photographs” stamped in gilt on upper board, bound with thin black rope; oblong (approx. 8-by-6 inches); contains more than 150 black leaves, each with a b/w photograph (silver gelatin print) affixed to the recto and labelled by hand, in white ink. (Photos, occasionally, are attached to the verso as well. Nearly 200 photographs total. Average photo size is about 4.75-by-3.5 inches.) Boards scuffed … Read More

Cyanotypes of New Bedford

Cyanotypes of New Bedford. Massachusetts, c. 1900. Six heavy cardstock leaves (oblong, 280 x 200 mm), bound with ribbon. “New Bedford” in calligraphic handwriting on first (cover) leaf; the remaining 5 leaves with tipped-on cyanotypes (173 x 120 mm), captioned in ink in the bottom margin. Front and rear cover a bit foxed, else fine. Beautiful views, beautifully printed, they include: Purchase Street City Block; City Library, William and Pleasant Street; Union Street Looking East; Orchard Street, Looking South; The Wharf and Dismantled Whalers. An elegant … Read More

[photo album]

Early Selfie

Early-20th Century Photo Album: Camping, Girls, a Selfie, and More. perhaps, California, c. 1910. Wraps; oblong (254x174mm); contains 31 b/w or sepia photographs (silver prints), nicely arranged, mounted to the recto and verso of disbound cardstock leaves. Sizes range from about 72x55mm to 116x95mm. Slight wave to the leaves and a few images (likely due to the adhesive). Includes some very pretty landscapes, and images of people canoeing. Also guys gathered at their campsite, and portraits of (perhaps) the ladies that interest them. The final page … Read More

[photo album]

Epic Picnickers!

Early-20th Century Photo Album of Epic Picnickers. America (likely northeastern United States), c. 1900-1910. Heavy cardstock wraps; oblong (205 x 145 mm); contains 25 b/w photographs (110 x 70 mm, with thin white border) attached to the recto and verso of black leaves, via silver photo-corners (and, as such, removable). Images of a group of men, women, and children who appear to travel from one scenic location to another, picnicking, and generally having a most excellent time. Their car is prominently featured, and a few images … Read More

Soldier’s Photo Album, “Memory of Korea”

[photo album; Korea; Camp Kaiser]. Memory of Korea. Serviceman’s Photo-Album, U.S. Army soldiers at Camp Kaiser in Korea, circa 1950s: Stab binding, black cloth over boards with illustration and “Memory of Korea” embroidered on upper board, tied with orange ribbon; contains 24 tissue-guarded black heavy cardstock leaves, 14 with photographs affixed to the verso by photo-corners; 57 photographs in all (mostly b/w, with a few in color, average size is 3.5” x 4.5”). Front board detached, else fine, all images are crisp and clean. Very Good. … Read More

Signed by Andy Warhol

Interview Magazine

Warhol, Andy; [Ringwald, Molly]. Interview: Vol. XV, No. 8, August 1985. New York: Interview Enterprises, 1985. Original staple-bound wraps, full-color illustrated portrait of Molly Ringwald on the front cover; pp. 142, images in b/w and full-color throughout. Signed by Warhol on the front cover. Spine tips and corners very gently rubbed, else fine. Generous with the delights of American culture in the 1980s: Mimi Rogers, Miranda Richardson, Katrina and the Waves (“Walkin’ on Sunshine”), Joni Mitchell, Rupert Everett modeling menswear, Miami Vice, Tama Janowitz — and … Read More

A (Very Nearly) Complete Set of Ackermann’s Repository

[Ackermann]. The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics. This work already honoured by His approbation is most humbly dedicated by permission to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales by his grateful and obedient servant R. Ackermann. (36 Volumes from the First, Second, and Third Series — A Nearly Complete Set). London: Ackermann, 1809-1826. Half calf and marbled paper, with some slight variation in the spine lettering and decoration, and color and/or pattern of marbled paper; 36 volumes, 8vo; each volume containing (usually) … Read More

[manuscript with original paintings and moveable parts]

The Toilet

[manuscript with original paintings and moveable parts]. The Toilet. England, perhaps, early 19th century. Half gilt-ruled red morocco and green paper over boards, a.e.g.; 110 x 125 mm); 20 pp., consisting of 10 brief handwritten poems alternating with 9 little gouache paintings, with moveable flaps and tissue-guards, of items from a lady’s toilette (decorative bottles, a box of rouge, a mirror, etcetera).  In English, and the spelling suggests Britain. Binding just a little scuffed; some faint foxing, primarily confined to the tissue-guards. A pretty little volume. … Read More

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