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Offering individual posters from a collection accumulated by a single collector over the period of 40 years. Those currently presented focus on Art Exhibitions, Entertainment and Recreational Events, and Social, Political & Propaganda related posters.. We will be adding additional categories and posters going forward. A sophisticated and sage collector with many interests.
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Two (2) photographs taken of a group of young people while sitting on a porch. It appears as though they are on a holiday or picnic, as several people are holding lawn tennis rackets. The first photo shows a group of thirteen (13) people, some appearing quite affectionate or familiar towards their partner. The second photograph depicts only six (6) rather dejected looking members of the group. Each is wearing or holding a sign that reads “LEFT”, while the remaining spaces have signs marked “TAKEN”. Presumably there was some courting going on between the times of the two photographs, as the remaining individuals were all that were “left”. A sign in front of second photograph reads 1888. Reverse of one photograph marked Benedict – Litchfield, Conn. Photos measure 4 3/8” x 7 3/8” on slightly larger mounts. . edge wear on mounts A set of ten 9" x 12" line drawings of different activities for children to build strong bodies.  They include Swinging, Seesaw, Climbing, Swimming, Jumping Robe, Skating, Leap Frog, Sliding, Rope Climbing and Tug o' War.  Includes asheet with Suggestions for Coloring Body Building Posters.  In original envelope.. Wear to envelope; otherwise fine.  Unused.
Eight (8) mounted photographs of the Phineas Bemis House in Dudley, Mass. Although the photographs use "Old House in Dudley", images appear to be from the Phineas Bemis house which was destroyed in 2005 (http://www.antiquehomesmagazine.com/Articles.php?id=24). One mentions it is the "South Room in the Dudley home", another "North parlor in old house in Dudley Mass" and also document items in the room. Six (6) are 5 1/4" x 8" photos on 10" x 12" mounts, one (1) is 6" x 8" on an 8" x 10" mount, and the last is 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" on a 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" mount.. some fading in photos, mount board have slight discoloration The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features a cover drawn by Frank Walt, and a feature article by John Reeds entitled, "Red Russia". The covers are partially detached.  The pages are brittle, toned and soiled due to age. 11" x 8 1/2".
The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features a cover drawn by Maurice Sterne, and two feature stories were "Conversations with Lenin," by Arthur Ransome, and "In Communist Hungary" by Crystal Eastman. The covers are nearly fully detached. The binding is loose and the paper itself is brittle resulting in several interior detached pages. Furthermore, the act of turning the other interior pages results in the pages detaching. The pages are toned and soiled due to age, and there is a stain on the upper right corner of the magazine the runs all the way through. 11" x 8 1/2". The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features cover art of a dove with accents of blue and red by an unknown artists, and the feature articles: "The Trial of Eugene Debs" by Max Eastman, "Our Intervention in Russia" by John Reed, "Were You Ever a Child? A Discussion of Education" by Floyd Dell, "The Structure of the Soviet State" by John Reed and "International Labor and Socialist News" by Alexander Trachtenberg. The covers are partially detached with several small intact tears, and the binding is loose. The pages are brittle and soiled with several intact tears and toning due to exposure 11" x 81/2".
printed unpaginated booklet containing black and white photographic views of c. 1898 Boston. Included are two views of the Macullar Parker Company buildings. Macullar Parker is noted as having "the best clothing for men and for boys... made in our own workrooms on the premises". Each image includes title an location. 5 3/4" x 8". slight staining A collection of Fifteen (15) plates featuring current fashion for the Winter season. Each plate contains color and black and white illustrations of clothing and accessories. Daydou Fils, Editeur, Paris 12" x 8 3/4". toning on edges, unbound papers
Title: "Abendblatt" der Arbeiter-Zeitung
Designer: Lamparski, K.
Printer: Vorwarts (Vienna Austria)
Year: c1918
Condition: light surface wear, wrinkling; linen mounted.
Category: Political, social
Drawing of a worker's face, hammer on his shoulder, red flag in back.

A poster with three different images from photographs of the individual, who is a professional nurse who claims to be a physician. Among his aliases “Nativity Hollander” Includes a comprehensive description including an active quick and nervous disposition, slightly bow legged. It also lists his relative with addresses. Issued by Scott Sprout, Sheriff, Hutchinson, Kansas. 9” x 6”  . Separation at fold with crude scotch tape repair on reverse.
A grouping of etchings and drypoints of various dancers created by Troy, and used by Troy and his wife Margaret as New Year greetings.  The earliest, 1916, depicts a pre-Revolutionary couple in a minuet style dance. Through the years the portrayals included ballerinas, mythical satyrs, classical and whimsical risqué ballerinas, Russian dancers and exotic dancers.  For a number of years, following the move to Connecticut, a whimsical ballerina was portrayed doing various household chores from chopping wood to stoking a fire. Several signed in pencil. Some with brief New Year greetings. The only indication as to the recipients is a “Dear Anna & Nat” at the base of one card. Each measures approx 5 ½” x 4 ½”.  Some mounted or with mats.   . Troy Kinney ((Kansas City, 1871 - Falls Village, Connecticut, 1938) was most notable for his works portraying dance performers, fanciful subjects, and classically styled nudes. He worked with dance performers, including Ruth St. Denis, Anna Pavlova, and Sophie Pflanz among others.  He co-authored with his wife the books "Social Dancing of Today" and "The Dance: Its Place in Art and Life", for which he traveled throughout the world to study various dance styles. It remains to this day one of the most comprehensive works on the subject. Kinney's original drypoints and etchings are now included in the collections of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC., the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Museum and the New York Public Library. The grouping includes images of feminists, journalists, philosophers, doctors, actors and more including • Roselia Rousseil • Deaubray Juliette • Lamber • Madame M. - L. Ganeur • Clemence Royer • Arthur Mery • Victor Meunier • Tony Revillon • Pantheon-Meyer • Emile Littre • Earnest D' Hevilly Smaller images measure approximate 10” x 8”.  Mounted on pages. . André Gill , co-founder of the magazine, Émile Cohl , Coll-Toc , Manuel Luque , FA Cazals , Frédéric Régamey , Demare; episodic collaboration Robida , Lucien and Camille Pissarro , Maximilien Luce , Toulouse-Lautrec , Signac , Seurat , Steinlein , Raffaelli , Grevin . The woodcuts were executed among others by Charles Decaux.
4 pp. Stiff Wrapper. 9 1/2" x 6" booklet written by John Drinkwater in 1921 on the life of Claud Lovat Fraser. Cover states "The Beggar' Opera Costumes and designs by C.L.F. Printed for private circulation" Also includes 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" single fold laid paper brochure with insert to purchase the  Sixty-Three Unpublished Designs by Claud Lovat Fraser, published by The First Edition Club. Also two 3 1/2" x 2" cards "with C. Lovat Fraser's Compliments". some staining and wear, brochure is faded Westminster for Flying Fame. . Broadside is on bright pink paper and measures 12 3/4" x 5 1/2". Contains a list of publications for broadsides and chap books. Prices are Broadsides-2 pence plain. 4 pence coloured. and Cap-books-6 pence. A note on the bottom states" In the Press, other Chap-books, Broadsides, and Drawings by James Stephens, Holbrook Jackson, Walter de la Mare, Ralph Hodgson, Richard Honeywood, and Lovat Fraser. All publications decorated throughout by Lovat Fraser.". slight fading at top
Atelier Mourlot
Price: 125.00
Title: Atelier Mourlot
Designer: Ben Shahn (1898-1969)
Printer: Atelier Mourlot Ltd. 
Year: 1968
Condition: Overall excellent.
Category: Art Exhibit
Lithograph printed gray, red and black. Shahn is Lithuanian born.   At Atelier Mourlot,115 Bank Street, New York, NY. 10014
A three-part 19" x  11" charmstring style drop calendar for 1901.Each of the three ovals with thorny vine and rose border decoration a fine chromolithograph illustration of food and/or wine at center with four (4) calendar months. Accompanied by the verse Bounteous Gifts - May the gates of plenty, honor and Happiness be open to thee.  Drink of this cup; you'l find there's a spell in Its every drop g'gainst the ills of mortality --Moore.  Illegible printed illustrator's signature at the base of each image.  Marked B1161 at base; no other identifying marks. Top hanger lacking. Light toning in spots. Example of late Victoriana. . .
Title: Captain Video; Master of the Stratosphere in 15 Thrilling Episodes
Designer: 
Printer: W. E. Smith Ltd., Sydney
Year: 1951
Condition: light wrinkling  lower right corner of margin; minimal detraction
Category: Movie memorabilia - space travel
Imagery of rocket ships, astronauts, and the amazing Captain Video and Ranger saving the universe.   Columbia Pictures.  Tinted Sequences by Cinecolor.  
Overall  20" x 15 1/4", plate mark 19" x 14"  engraving Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh and Ackermann & Co. London.  It is Children of Momus (Les Enfans de Momus)   by Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) (after) Jean Moyreau (1690-1762) (engraver).  Rococo arabesque composition with nude and costumed putti lounge near a fountain topped with stylized fish.  Upper torsos of women appear above from vines.  Satyr like creatures flank the sides. Various symmetrical elements about.  Fanciful whimsy.  Condition:  vertical center fold. some toning; edge chips.
A collection of 50 Standard Oil Bulletins, published monthly by Standard Oil.  The front (and back through 1930) covers are illustrated by "California Style" artists and include Maynard Dixon, Maurice Logan, Harold Von Schmidt, Waldo Bemis, W. R. DeLappe, Neher, Robert Kerfott, J. L. Starr and others.  Few with discoloration to margins. Light staple rust.. Excerpt from Standard Oil website referencing the art: With their unique convergence of social philosophies, artistic ideals, progressive attitudes and the ferment of the times, the artists were in the vanguard of what became known as the “California Style.” Many narrowed traditional distinctions between fine and commercial art and managed to achieve recognition for both. Most of the illustrators represented one or more distinctive schools of art — such as Fauvism, “plein air” (literally, “open air” or alfresco) and Modernism — that gave an intellectual underpinning to their work. For the entire article http://www.chevronretirees.org/sf-docs/default-source/line-rider/Line_Rider_Issue_17.pdf?sfvrsn=0 28 unnumbered pages. Yellow applied printed cover with matching dust jacket, black and white photographs throughout. William is a blue hippopotamus that lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He takes the reader around to show off his friends, other art animals. There is a description of the item and when and where it was created as well as what it is made of.  Japanese quail menuki, a French marble hen, a Greek bronze horse, and Egyptian faience Jerboa mice are among a few of the animals featured. 7 1/4" x 5 1/2"
A Prang Studio Publication.  A paper folio that includes a single-fold  narrative by Emmy Zweybruck discussing the design problems of creating silk screen images of to present the works in the best light.  An additional sheet outlines the progressive steps of a silk screen print. Includes materials by Leonard Weisgard, Mary Frances Burns,  Charlotte Bowman, Gisella Loeffler and others.  Each 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" page  includes the silk screened image with printed signature and an idenfitying caption at base. . Minor toning and soiling due to age. A small address label stating the original owner's name and address has been placed on the back of each print. A collection of 15 various press photos from 1930-1939 from New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco papers.  The photos focus primarily on Osa, but include some of the fatal plane  crash of Martin.  Seven (7) of the photos show Osa on excursions with animals, natives and scenery. All with captions on reverse.  Largest photo is 8" x 10". They called themselves "Motion Picture Explorers," attempting to accurately photograph wildlife in its habitat. They shaped the way Americans in the first half of the twentieth century viewed Africa. . Several of the photographs have been retouched for printing.
A lithograph by Fr. Wentzel A Wissemburg from their Paris Branch of their publishing company. This lithograph is entitled "Agriculture" and depicts a scene of a farmer and his family taking a break from plowing the field. The father is seated, eating his lunch. The daughter is playing with the horse under the supervision of her mother, while the son is playing on the ground. The number 218 is printed on the lithograph. The lithograph slightly soiled, with an intact tear on the left side that has been repaired on the back with tape. A single-page heliogravure created by Louis Morin, publisher.  The content of the letter discusses the publishing of a book including the cost of "aquarelle" or watercolor. Penned and signed by Louis Morin.  Measures 5 3/4" x 9"..
Title: Images of Laor; An exhibit sponsored by District 1199's Bread and Roses Project and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (Sites) 1981-1983.
Washington DC
Year: 1983
Condition: 1/4" edge wear center base. 
Category: Labor Union
Images of hard hats in pale yellow blue and green.
A heavy stock folio with fourty-seven 10" x 12" auto-lithographic prints. The introduction on the title page begins "This unique collection of drawings was contributed to the "American Artists' War Emergency Fund" by forty-seven American artists to be disposed of fo, REr the benefit of this fund. The Artists' Emergency Fund is one of the numerous war activities due to the initiative of the National Arts Club of New York, its object being to aid American Artist Soldiers or their dependents who, through causes connected with the war, may require assistance. :  It continues to explain the printing process and how the limited edition is made available at five dolls a set. Reverse of title page includes a list of contributors and the name of the work. Some of the artists represented in this set include Hugo Ballin, Cecilia Beaux, Edwin Blashfield, Ernest Blumenshein, George De Forest Brush, Howard Russell Butler, Ercole Cartotto, Frederick S. Church, B.West Clinedinest, Colin Campbell Cooper, E. Irving Couse, Kenyon Cox, Charles C. Curran, Eliott Daingerfield, Paul Dougherty, [Ben Foster - lacking], Daniel Garber, Charles Dana Gibson, Philip Leslie Hale, Childe Hassam, Ernest Ipsen, Francis C. Jones, Hugh Bolton Jones, Arthur I. Keller, Paul King, Ella Conde Lamb, William H. Lippincott, Will H. Low, Clara Mac Chesney, F. Luis Mora, H. Siddons Mowbray, Ivan G. Olinsky, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, William Macgregor Paxton, Henry W. Parton, Joseph Pennell, Edward H. Potthast, William Ritschel, Henry B. Snell, Gardner Symons, C.Y. Turner, Douglas Volk, Henry O. Walker, Harry W. Watrous, J. Alden Weir and Irving R. Wiles. Also includes facsimile of notes on the work by Joseph Pennell.  Complete set. The heavy stock folio with quarter cloth binding has an applied illustration of a woman..
Title: (translation) Coal Shortage - Strangled our Industry - The Miner Rescues Us, if He Extends the Layer
Designer: A. WITTIG/DUSSELDORF
Publisher: KUNSTANSTALLT / CARL LONG PUBLISHER / DUISBURG
Year: c1919
Condition: Excellent
Category: Propaganda


Imager red spider with "6" on body in a web surrounding coal.

Title:La Mayoria Votando La Liste Socialista Independiente Independent Socialist (Federico Pinedo, Argentine politician)
Designer: unknown
Printer: unknown
Year: 1931
Condition: repair lower center marging.  Mounted on linen.  Overall fine. 
Category: Propaganda
Capital building in background.  Includes slates of candidates 
A 4 page heavy stock with gilt fore edge menu with a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon binding. The front cover is an illustration of Lady Liberty with the American shield and the Eagle atop the world. The stars below represent the states of the United States with the exception of the 13 states in the rainbow above representing the 13 colonies. The event was held in Washington DC in September. The first page of the menu  has a vignette at the upper left with Lady Liberty preparing food while allegorical representatives from England, France, Spain and the US await the fare.  The imagery on the next page depicts Uncle Sam with a bottle of champagne while representative bottles from various companies "pop their corks".  The back cover depicts an array of international flags wrapped in the United States flag. Fare includes ham and tongue sandwiches, sardines, salmon au tartare and much more.  Measures 7 1/4" x 5 5/8".  Printed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Phila. . Light surface soiling from handling front cover. Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor, ca. 1986. Single fold brochure measuring 11 1/2" x 8 3/4" announcing the publication of a new book illustrated by Claire Van Vliet. Front cover states announcement, inside has a woodcut illustration by Van Vliet of King Lear and explanations of the illustrated woodcuts and a brief description of the book  which was published in 1986. . As new
New Hampshire Photo Album
Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor, Bookseller, no date. Single-fold sheet measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2". Front cover has title and author with a 1935 illustration by Astride Maillol from Ovid's L'Art d'aimer. A brief summary on the books written by Elaine Smyth and W. Thomas Taylor along with remarks by Wilcox on the bindings.. As new New Hampshire Photo album with 31 Mounted Views - quarry, covered bridge..
8 prints showing women in various poses, most with an erotic element, by the lesbian artist and illustrator whose work is reminiscent of Beardsley, housed in original decorated wrpps. folder. Large 4to. Wrpps., sl. bent at edges. (Privately published by Vera Sundelson) . Title:"l'armee chilienne est une armee d'occupation" Resistance populaire mouvement de la jeunesse socialiste" ("The Chilean Army is an army of occupation" popular resistance movement of Socialist Youth)
Designer: 
Printer: Mouvement de la Jeunesse Socialiste, Paris.
Year: 1973
Condition: Excellent.  Linen backed.
Category: Propaganda
Printed in red, blacka nd white.  Imagery of empty skull wearing a Nazi helmet with swastika at center with red lightening bolt through the center.  
A single-fold 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" promotional brochure illustrated by Pol Rab for the Barbizon Les Charmettes with an image of the exterior on the cover.  The inside illustration is of chefs at work, caption announces the resumption of Sunday Dinners.  The back cover promotes the hotel located in Foret de Fontaineblea, Barbizon. Published by Jem. . with images from photographs of Rags, the Famous Talking Cockatoo, and the troupe of Performing Birds and Dogs – 40 Laughs in 40 Minutes. An image of a poster of several dog acts and the great Prof. Pamahasika.  The exterior depicts an illustration of a menagerie of anthropomorphic birds performing various stunts including riding a carousal.  An image from a photograph of the professor at upper right.  Printed in pink ink.  Measures  10” x 14”. . “Hole “punches” along fold; former owner kept this in a two-ring binder.
Printed folded paper with color silk screen image, number one in series, red and black text and border.  "The first number of a sequential series picturing progress in the erection of the great new building to house Rogers & Company New York", the front page features  a screened image of two builders and steel beams and two horses. Image is black, white, blue, and red. The inside has one page with Number One and a red lined border and the company logo. The back explains what the series is about and why it was created. 15" x 11". staining- mainly on edges, some wear Prospectus booklet, stamped soft cover with cut out to title page, text with border and stamped image at end of chapter, fold in back cover houses sample lithographs and contact sheet as well as an unused order form. The booklet explains the contents and purpose of  "Prospectus for Homage to Ingres: Ten Lithographs with Selected Quatations from the Writings of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres." Three color sample lithographs by Sante Graziani are included with a black and white contact sheet with six litho samples. The last paper included is a preprinted unused order form envelope. 7 1/4" x 8". some fading on cover, creases
The Poetry Bookshop, London. Measures 14" x 6 1/2" with top of page stating Rhyme Sheet: (Second Series) and bottom [No. 11]. A poem, Bog Love, written by Shane Leslie is accompanied by two decorations by C. Lovat Fraser.. as new An unnumbered 34 pp booklet with embossed cameo of Alexander Hamilton on the front cover.   It is the souvenir for the opening of the hotel and includes a description of the hotel with pictures and sundry remarks on Paterson and the district thereabout, together with a succinct historical account of the doings of Alexander Hamilton.  Images from photographs and illustrations throughout.   It also includes a rather interesting menu with a page for each course including the fare, and a song with music and words. The booklet concludes with a dance card with 14 dances in the order of dance.  Unused. Meausres 6 3/8" x 3 3/4". . LIght cover wear
8 3/4" x 7 1/4" engraving depicting three (3) cherubs  in an eternal circle with greenery and song sheets.  Marked F. Bartolozzi.. An 8 1/4" x 11" stipple engraving capteioned at base "Cupid Blowing Bubbles.  London. Pub. June 8, 1808, by H. Sintrenich (Pupil of Bartolozzi) 29 New Bond St.  Whimisical imagery. .
An 11" x 17" poster mounted on linen.  The verbiage describes the massive bombing raids on Hanoi and Haiphon  and concludes with  STOP THE BOMBING!   Graphics depict planes headed in one direction with boots on the ground  in the opposite. Possible the work of one of the East Bay workshops. .  Thumbtack imprints on corners. Title: Stoppa Matchen! (Stop the Match
Designer:  Kjartan Slettemark (Norwegian)
Printer: Wailen & Datnolm Boktr. AB, Lund 1975
Year: 1975
Condition: excellent; Mounted on Linen
Category: Political Propaganda 

Image from photograph of observers in a stadium with an armed guard in the foreground. A tennis racket superimposed atop the the scene.  This poster was created in conjunction with the David Cup celebrated in Bastad, Sweeden in 1975.  
The Norwegian artist Kjartan Slettemark produced a poster encouraging people to stop the tennis matches in protest against the Childean military regime.  Culminated with Chile's defeat in the matches. 
A folded sheet measuring 12" x 8 1/2" with two 12" x 8 1/2" inserts. Features a description of the 'Artist and the Critic' Series. It lists a summary and the first eight titles planned. A description of the binding and paper stock is included. A biography of the series author with a sketched portrait rounds out the broadside. Two samples of what the books will look like are included. The first is Volume 1 and shows the book jacket design, then opens to a biography of an illustrator, Laurence Housman and an example of his work. The second insert is a sample of Volume 2 which features illustrator Richard Doyle.. some wear and creasing from handling unpaginated. Printed paper cover, black and white photographs throughout, multiple photographers. A collection of black and white humorous photographs of babies interspersed with question. A question is posed and the photograph to follow creates a funny depiction of what the baby may be thinking. 10" x 7 3/4". some creases and wear on edging of cover
Westminster for Flying Fame, London. Broadside measures 11 1/2" x 6" and features  the image of a dog at the top and man at the bottom. A  story of the Fiddler from the viewpoint of his dog. Top of page states "Price-Twopence, plain. Fourpence, coloured." no date.. small holes in each corner where broadside may have been hung. some wear on top edges, slight staining at top Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor. Measures 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" and includes an 11" x 8 1/2" and 10 1/4" x 5 1/8" inserts. The outer brochure is advertisement for a separately published French bookbinding manual by Jean-Vincent Capronnier de Gauffecourt and a bilingual reprint of the historic text. A two page explanation and description with a notice of discount for ordering both copies. The inserts are advertisements for the books Robert Frost and His Printers and Bert Clarke-Typographer.. as new
A 2 3/8" x 4" business or trade card for a printer printed in red and black. It promotes the printer and provides the Electoral Vote counts by state for the Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan.  The reverse depicts the popular vote. . Title: cply Alexander Iolas Gallery image of man and woman in a window with four quad window panes with geometric opposition design of embracing couple.  Printed signature CPLY '69
Designer: William Copley (cply)
Printer: 
Year: 1969
Condition: Excellent
Category: Art
Interesting juxtaposition of male and female attire. 
Title: cply Alexander Iolas Gallery image of overstuffed chair. Printed signature CPLY '71
Designer: William Copley (cply)
Printer: 
Year: 1971
Condition: Excellent
Category: Art
Interesting juxtaposition of male and female attire. 
Only five hundred copies were printed at The Grabhorn Press in December 1941. The book is about a community of Russians living on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. There are thirty full-page illustrations in color by Pauline Vinson with captions in red on see-through tissue guards. The illustrations themselves are beautiful pochoir with muted pastel colors. The depict both the people in the community and the places in which they gathered. The book was inscribed by a previous owner. Interior pages are slightly toned. 11 1/4" x 8 1/4".
Illustrated paper wraps with school days border vignettes and center imagery of a group of children; some with books --one wearing a dunce cap.  The copy exercises were written by Esther M. Merrill  of Falmouth, Maine.  Complete and well penned.  Measures 8 1/2" x 7". . A folded sheet measuring 12" x 9 3/4" with a 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" insert to the reader. Also included is the original order card and envelope. Features a woodcut illustration on the front by Karin Wikström. The inside has a description of "California Writers of the Land", "A Story of the Santa Lucias', and "About the Yolla Bolly Press Edition". The back page lists other books in the series and the terms of purchase. The insert tells readers of why they chose to create this edition and the making of it. The order card is unused and has the publisher's address stamped envelope. All are stored in the original publishers stamped envelope which measures 13" x 10".. broadside-as new, envelope-has wear and some staining