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Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936
Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936
Price: $20.00

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"
Picasso: The Bathers
Picasso: The Bathers
Price: $25.00

Manufacturer: Fine Arts Associates (New York) & Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) Location: New York Date: 1959 Pages: A Two fold Sheet Subject Matter: Exhibition Catalog, Picasso, sculpture An exhibition catalogue of Picasso's sculptures entitled "The Bathers". This was the only American showing of his latest sculpture. It was shown in two cities; in New York at the Fine Arts Associates from February 10th to March 7th 1959, and in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts from March 15th to April 15th, 1959. There are three B&W photographs of the sculpture series and an excerpt from the "Les Baigneurs de Picasso" in Quadrum, v. 1958. Very minimal cover wear, otherwise fine. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Modern Painting Reproduced in Art Calendars de Luxe for 1912
Modern Painting Reproduced in Art Calendars de Luxe for 1912
Price: $25.00

Manufacturer: Gerlach-Barklow Co Location: Joliet, Illinois Date: 1912 Pages: 16 (including covers) Subject Matter: Art Calendar A catalog for the Gerlach-Barklow de Luxe line of calendars that was advertising directly to stores who sell calendars asking them to "wait for the Gerlach-Barklow Line" . The calendars were known for their "elegant simplicity" and "real water colors" with "no airbrushing" used. The pages show B&W collages of various types and sizes of calendars sold, with 3 full color, tipped in pictures showcases the art in their calendars. No prices listed. Covers have minimal edge wear, and the bottom right corner has crease marks from having been bent all the way through the text block to the back cover. The interior pages show minimal toning, and some staining caused by  the adhesive used to tip in the pictures. 10 1/4" x 8 1/2"
The Eleventh International Water Color Exhibition
The Eleventh International Water Color Exhibition
Price: $30.00

Manufacturer: The Art Institute of Chicago Location: Chicago Date: 1931 Pages: 68 Subject Matter: Exhibition Catalog, water color An exhibition catalog from the Art Institute of Chicago of the "Eleventh International Exhibition Water Color, Pastels, Drawings, Monotypes and Miniatures", that ran from April 30th to May 31st 1931. There were a total of 566 pieces in this exhibition, 25 of the pieces have B&W photographs of them in the catalog. The pieces are divided up by geographical region. There is a list of the Jury for the show, and a list of prizes given. The cover shows minimal edge wear, and there is a small intact tear on the top right front corner. Light penciling on the back cover, as well as some check marks on the interior pages. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Exhibition Catalog of the work of Jackson Pollock
Exhibition Catalog of the work of Jackson Pollock
Price: $44.00

Manufacturer: Museum of Modern Art Location: New York Date: 1956 Pages: 36 Subject Matter: Jackson Pollock, modern art This is an exhibition catalog from the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is of an exhibit of the work of Jackson Pollock that opened in the year after the artist's tragic death. There was a total of 44 pieces in the exhibit, most on loan from either private collectors, or other museums. Twenty (20) of the pieces featured are shown in the catalog with a black and white photograph, one piece has a full page color photograph. Covers show some slight edge wear and soiling. The interior page are toned. 10" x 7 1/2"
John Ruskin. The Stones of Venice. Volume the First. The Foundations and Volume the Second. The Sea Stories. John Wiley & Sons.New York.1887
John Ruskin. The Stones of Venice. Volume the First. The Foundations and Volume the Second. The Sea Stories. John Wiley & Sons.New York.1887
Price: $45.00

584 pp. Cloth hard cover with two volumes of the Stones of Venice, architectural illustrations. Volume 1, 434 pp. Volume 2, 150 pp. Both volumes bound in one book, features Italian architecture and stone work. 8" x 5 1/4". wear on cover, inscribed
The Art of Drawing; A Collection of Elementary Manuals: Fancy Subjects-F. GrenierE. Gambart and Co.Londonn. d., ca. mid 1800
The Art of Drawing; A Collection of Elementary Manuals: Fancy Subjects-F. GrenierE. Gambart and Co.Londonn. d., ca. mid 1800
Price: $50.00

Original publisher cover, rebound in red covered board, heavy stock paper. The first 8 pages have dual pictures-the first a semi complete illustration and the second a completed form, the remaining pages are full page. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
Price: $70.00

This engraving features a man in a blue beautifully embroidered robe holding a black graduation cap. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
Price: $70.00

This engraving features a man in a dark robe standing by a desk holding a book by a chain handle. This engraving has been colored with brown accents for the desk's wooden legs and the clasps on the book. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving was from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
A Treatise on Shades and Shadows and Linear Perspective.  Charles Davies A.S. Barnes & Co New York 1855
A Treatise on Shades and Shadows and Linear Perspective. Charles Davies A.S. Barnes & Co New York 1855
Price: $75.00

159 pp. Brown hard cover with leather spine, 21 fold out black and white plates. Consists of explanations of shades and shadows, ellipse,curves, and lines. The first part of the book has two chapters; definitions and first principles and application and constructions. The second part, Linear Perspective, has two untitled chapters. The plates are 8 1/2 x 11 prints. 10" x 6" foxing throughout, book is solid with fold out plates intact
Festive Motives by Emmy Zweybruck - A Collection of ten original designs by outstanding American artists reproduced by the Silk Screen Process. American Crayon Company.New York.1945
Festive Motives by Emmy Zweybruck - A Collection of ten original designs by outstanding American artists reproduced by the Silk Screen Process. American Crayon Company.New York.1945
Price: $85.00

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.
The Jewish Holidays
The Jewish Holidays
Price: $100.00

Manufacturer: Associated American Artists Location: New York Date: 1968 Pages: Folder with 13 loose pages and return envelope Subject Matter: Jewish Art, Lithographs A catalog of lithographs by Chaim Gross. For sale were limited editions of eleven original color lithographs, sold in suites from $600 to $1500. Individual lithographs could be purchased for $120. This packet contains B&W images of the holiday set (all are present, including title page), an order form and reply envelope, and the descriptive folder that contains a brief biography of Gross. The covers show minimal edge wear, and soiling and toning on the back cover. The folder was originally folded off center, and as such the edges don't line up exactly. 9"x 6".
Theatre Libre - programme for Le Cuivre by Paul Adam and Andre Picard
Theatre Libre - programme for Le Cuivre by Paul Adam and Andre Picard
Price: $100.00

A 9 3/4" x 12 3/4" single sheet program.  Lithograph and letterpress printing in black on pink wove paper,  Depicts a sorrowful woman in a dark scene. Includes cast and characters.  Corner chip.
Romantic California
Romantic California
Price: $110.00

219 pp, green gilt stamped cloth over board covers with applied litho. B&W illustrations and plates, 68 in total. This is a travel tourism book for the state of California. The author asserts that "California possesses many of the charms that we are accustomed to associate only with certain parts of the Old World." The author takes the reader all over California from San Francisco, to the Farallon Islands to the mountains. Illustrated by the author. Measures 9" x 6 1/2"
Practical Instructions in Enamel Painting on Glass, China, Tiles,etc., to which is added full instructions for the manufacture of the vitreous pigments required.  Henry James Snell Brodie & Middleton London c 1874
Practical Instructions in Enamel Painting on Glass, China, Tiles,etc., to which is added full instructions for the manufacture of the vitreous pigments required. Henry James Snell Brodie & Middleton London c 1874
Price: $115.00

94 pp. Green embossed gilt cover, has both blank and gold text and images, 12 color plates including frontispiece and some illustration among text. Instructions for painting on glass, china,  and tile. Includes how to make and apply stain, firing, types of porcelain, and gilding china. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"  some discoloration, loose spine, slight wear on cover, "Newman, Soho Square" book seller stamp
The Language of FlowersGeorge Routledge and SonsLondon
The Language of FlowersGeorge Routledge and SonsLondon
Price: $125.00

80 pp. Applied litho cover, 25 in-text illustrations, border imagery throughout, printed in color by Edmund Evans. A listing of flowers and their symbolism along with beautiful illustrations by Kate Greenaway. The last half of book has meanings with the kind of flower and poetry and prose. 6" x 5"
 A Set of Five Engravings from the Cruikshankiana Series (Cruikshank). Thomas McLean.London.August 1, 1835
A Set of Five Engravings from the Cruikshankiana Series (Cruikshank) . Thomas McLean.London.August 1, 1835
Price: $250.00

This set of five black and white engravings were a part of the Cruikshankiana Series, printed in London by Thomas McLean. The first set was issued circa 1825, but this collection is from a reprinting in August of 1835. The majority of the prints are by artist George Cruikshank who was an English caricaturist and book illustrator. The engravings are different sizes, printed on paper sized at 17 1/4" x 11". (The size of each engraving on the page are below)  Titles in this set are as follows: The Blue Devils!! by George Cruikshank This print was a part of a set that were used to illustrate the discomforts and pain of illness. These 'pains' where represented by the little demons tormenting the man. Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4" Dancing Dolls or Les marionettes a Londres by George Cruikshank This engraving depicts a young boy playing fife and tabor while displaying his two puppet dolls that are stretched across a string. There are two young girls near him watching and playing with their own dolls. Measures 6" x 4 3/4" A Good Bite or Swallowing the Bait by William Heath, 1835 Features two men standing on a river-bank unhappily fishing; one short and obese, the other tall and thin. The latter hooks a frog. Close behind them is a hound who is furtively devouring the fish which lie on the grass. Measures 6 1/4" x 4 3/4" Study for The Dancing Lesson, Part 2: The Minuet by George Cruikshank, 1835 Depicts a young boy and girl dancing a minuet, looking at dancing master who plays a pochette. There is a little girl standing in the background on a wooden box. Measures 6 1/4" x 5" To Calais by George Cruikshank Illustrates passengers aboard ship who hang in misery over the railing of the ship in various stages of seasickness. There is also a woman in the background whose face obscured by a bonnet, who further shields her eyes of the wretched scene. Measures 8" x 6" To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/OgoSbAIkul7sGVPB3. Toning and soiling due to age. Minor tears at edge, do not effect the engravings.
Sylvia
Sylvia
Price: $275.00

A 6 1/4" x 7" etching titled Sylvia depicting a coquettish woman with exposed breasts.   The verse below  from  Acis and Galatea by John Gay and reads "Love on her Breast Sits panting' And swells with Soft desire No grace no Charm is wanting To set  the Heart on Fire.   Hand finished. Affixed to a geometric printed board page  presumably from a scrap book.
Bremen, Meyer von The Artists' Album. A series of twenty beautiful works of Meyer von Bremen, Guido, Fournier, Detaille, Corot, Creti, J.G.S. Brown and others ; reproduced in colors . Meyer von Bremen Art Club Studio.London.c1870
Bremen, Meyer von The Artists' Album. A series of twenty beautiful works of Meyer von Bremen, Guido, Fournier, Detaille, Corot, Creti, J.G.S. Brown and others ; reproduced in colors . Meyer von Bremen Art Club Studio.London.c1870
Price: $400.00

A portfolio issued by the noted German painter Meyer von Bremen which contains 20 full page chromolithographs of both his and other artists' work. Each plate is preceded by a blank page with a printed caption and artist credit. The subject of the plates in this book are two portraits of peasant children, several charming bird plates, two flower plates, two French military plates (showing the soldier's uniforms) four plates depicting children in pastoral setters and others. Two chromolithographs are missing from this book. Johann Georg, called Meyer von Bremen, was a Genre painter and pupil of Dusseldorf Academy under Karl Ferdinand Sohn and Friedrich Wilheim Schadow. Meyer von Bremen began painting biblical subjects, then traveled in the Hessian, Bavarian, and Swiss mountain districts, studying the people for his genre scenes, which since have become widely known. The full title of this book ends with: A Series of The only edition in existence (Limited). Brown leather gilt stamped covers. The chromolithographs have tissues guards. Measures 20 1/2" x 13 3/4" To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZsGcVmLpZKoxVWBB3. Covers are fully detached. Edge wear due to rubbing. A blank end paper in the front is fully detached. Missing two of the chromolithographs (Italian Peasant Girl & Boy [after Gudio] by Creti, Rome, and The Hard Bargain [from the engraving] by Flachenekker, Munich). One print (The Kingfisher [from the original] by Burnier, Dusseldorf) has an 8" tear. This tear is mostly across the white boarder of the print, which the exception of one tiny corner (see picture). Some of the tissue guards are missing, torn, or folded.
Three Autograph Albums c.1870s -1930s. .Massachusetts.c.1870s -1930s
Three Autograph Albums c.1870s -1930s. .Massachusetts.c.1870s -1930s
Price: $450.00

Three autograph albums with a few hand drawn illustrations. The majority of the autographs in the albums are from 1870s and 1880s and are from towns in or around Martha's Vineyard and are  also accompanied by a note indicting if the signer was "dead" normally followed by a year. Most of the years noted are during the latter portion of the 1910s, and therefore most likely caused by World War I. The latest death note is dated 1930. The first autograph album (measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4"), is filled to the brim with autographs and phrases. It has a cloth cover with stamped decorations and gilded edge pages. This album was owned by Ethel Lynn Beetle, the wife of Edward Roth (the owner of the third album). She lived in San Francisco and was the niece of Judge Charles H Chamberlain. Among the autographs there is a die cut advertising card for Jay Gould, and two colored hand drawn illustrations. The second album (measures 7" x 4 1/4") is a partially filled with a leather cover that has gilded and stamped decorations on it as well as gilded edged pages. While this album is the least filled, the majority of autographs come with poetry or quotes in addition to the signature. This is the only album of the bunch without the notations in regards to the death of the signer. The third and last album (measures 7 3/4" 5") also has a leather cover that has gilded and stamped decorations on it as well as gilded edged pages. This album was owned by Edward Roth, who spent the majority of his life practicing medicine in and around Martha's Vineyard. The majority of the autographs in this album date from 1883 when he departed to San Francisco and he is wished well on his travels across the continent. He practiced for several years in San Francisco before returning to New England, first to Yale, and then Martha's Vineyard. Along with the autographs there are several newspaper clippings for important family events, such as his marriage to Miss E. L. Beetle and the first birthday party of his son Edward Roth Jr. There are also 3 hand drawn illustrations as well. Along with the notes regarding the death of the signers, there are also a few denoting whether or not they were since married. To view the images please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/zwvLTbMyVPU4Fhf49. Previous owner indicted that these three autograph albums were compiled at Methodist Episcopal events on Martha's Vineyard during the 1870s and 1880s. All with cover wear; loose or partially detached covers.  Some soiling from handling.
 Autograph and Sketchbook of Dorothy Borrajo, 1907-1915											. .England.1907-1915
Autograph and Sketchbook of Dorothy Borrajo, 1907-1915 . .England.1907-1915
Price: $500.00

A lovely autograph and sketch book given to Dorothy Borrajo by her classmates as a souvenir when she left school in 1907. The interior cover has a pasted in list of all of Dorothy's classmates. Throughout the sketchbook there are numerous drawings and poems written by her friends from 1907 to 1915. Drawings are in pencil, ink, color pencil and watercolor. Some of the poems and drawings are quite humorous. One depicts a mother by the ocean with her two swimming daughters, glaring at a man, with the caption, "Momma disapproves of mixed bathing." 9" x 7 1/2". Well executed images reflecting all walks of life including racial stereotypes, daily life and more. To view images, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/qiR3BPRSTmFyqHvE9. Minor edge wear. Tape repair is evidence on both  the cover and interior pages as it was used to repair some of the binding. The binding itself is loose, but is held together by the tape mentioned above.
Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916. .United Kingdom.
Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916. .United Kingdom.
Price: $550.00

A friendship album from the United Kingdom full of quotes, poetry, and twenty-two (22) original artwork pieces, from 1915-1916. The covers are leather with the word 'Album' gilded onto the front cover.  The pages are gilded-edge as well. Some notably poetry in the album is the "Hey, diddle, diddle," poem by Mother Goose, and an original poem entitled "The Taxi". Below is a line from that poem: "Hark the Taxi's at the door- Tick! Tick! Tick! Every tick a little more- Tick! Tick! Tick!" The art work in the album showcases a wide variety of skill levels, and mediums, such as ink, pencil, color pencils, and watercolors. Of note is an ink drawing of a Colonel, a watercolor of a Swedish maiden in clogs on the waterfront, an ink drawing with a poem about a little naughty bear, an watercolor and pencil drawing of "A Song for Five Fingers", a watercolor of a fairy at play, a watercolor of "Little Black Sambo", and a beautiful abstract watercolor of ballerina with a colorful tutu, Also Included is even a needle and thread with the line "A stitch in time, saves nine." Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/9Jdw4rquwvVrJvAc9. Covers show minor wear due to age and rubbing. Bind is loose, with a few pages semi-detached. There is edge wear on the bottom of the backstrip, and the top is missing a portion. That missing section continues onto the back cover.
 Album with Original Art and Hand Colored Lithography, musings and verse. .England. c 1830-1850s
Album with Original Art and Hand Colored Lithography, musings and verse. .England. c 1830-1850s
Price: $675.00

An artist's scrap book filled with over fifty (50) pieces of original art work and hand colored lithography and other pieces.  What makes this scrap book a unique find, is the consistent fine quality of the work within. Some of the hand-colored lithography is so expertly done that it becomes hard to tell whether or not it is a lithographic print. Pieces of note are: the portrait of a young girl with ringlets, and another portrait of a man in a turban. Some beautiful landscapes of farmland (rendered in pencil), an old stone bridge (watercolor), a boldly colored butterfly  (color pencil) and bird (ink & color pencil), and  'A Pas de Deux' of crabs (ink).   Additionally includes a pith watch paper with a thistle. A finely detailed tropical bird on a rose stem with nearby butterfly adorned with dried flora. Along with artwork there are several original pieces of music and poetry. There are two pieces of music, a ballad and a round, along with their music score. The poems are both original pieces, and quotes from other notable poets of the day. Once such quote, written in beautiful calligraphy, is from the poem entitled "Woman" by Eaton Stannard Barrett. "Would Woman govern tyrants? she concedes In slight concerns, and hence in weight, leads. Opposes first, to make surrender prized, And while she gives advice, appears advised" Gilt and blind stamp leather. The pages are  gilt-edged. The majority of the book has tipped in art work that has been secured to the page by glue and/or thread. Furthermore the majority of the lithographic prints within have been hand colored, but not all. Most of the artwork is unsigned, however when it is, the initials are general the same three names, E.B., E.T., and A.C. Wigan. There is reference to the Armstrong famil as well. A letter is included with the note "To my sister Daisy Armstrong, from my mother Mrs. Armstrong".  The bulk of the material in the album dates from the 1930s. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/JkMjtRZRJJU1aF6A9. Covers show some wear, and the back strip and edges are slightly damaged due to rubbing. The binding is partiallyA few interior pages are loose and/or detached. There is some glue residue on the interior pages as well, due to the original owner pasting in prints, but nothing that affects any of the artwork.
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
Price: $750.00

A collection of over seventy (70) pieces of artwork by A S Van Eerde. The work is in various stages of completion, such as notes, outlines, sketches, illustrations, and completed works.   A S Van Eerde was a commercial artist that designed advertisements for clients. He also sold his own fine art and was a writer/illustrator that did covers and interiors for magazines like "American Legion Weekly", and comic books. He had a short-lived comic strip called "2038 AD: An Excursion to Mars", that ran only four installments in "Amazing Mystery Funnies" comic book series published by Centaur between 1938-1940. Among the collection is a series of six (6) watercolors that depict what "Daddy & Bruce" did during their day together, such as visiting the Museum of Natural History, and the zoo. Another series of six (6) watercolors depict several hilarious moments, such as a young girls 'sensible winter outfit' and an early morning conversation at the bus stop. There are several one off pieces (in ink, pencil or watercolor): rides at an amusement park,  a master painter painting using paint by number, a professor putting helium in his car tires instead of air, and sketches of different advertisements, as well as some finished products or possible reference pieces. Please view the collection by clicking on the link: https://goo.gl/photos/ngUyYToJwKYf3XEf6 . The collection is overall in good condition. On some pieces there are glue stains on the back. The sketches and notes are on a finer paper, which as caused some very minor tears along the edges on some pieces. Some of the paper is toned and soiled. But overall fine.
Monseigneur Le Duc de Berry (Charles, Duke of Berry) (1686-1714)- Fabric Dressed Engraving
Monseigneur Le Duc de Berry (Charles, Duke of Berry) (1686-1714)- Fabric Dressed Engraving
Price: $850.00

Image depicting the front facing Charles, Duke of Berry. Whole length with curled wig. Engraving and etching on laid paper with hand-applied color, fabric swatches inlaid from behind.  Includes fine brocades and silks.  Believed to have been adapted for use by a clothier to promote their fabrics.  Site view 11 3/4" x 8".  Figure height 6 3/4".  Housed in modern frame, not removed.
3 Posters - Chelsea Art Festival
3 Posters - Chelsea Art Festival
Price: $850.00

Group of three offset litho prints  promoting the Chelsea Art Festival (20th St. New York) for 1965-1967.  The second through fifth annual events. The abstract art of Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero, pink-tone palms of Alex Katz and the solitary worrisome young woman of Bessie Boris.  Largest measures 22" x 17".
Typed Autobiographical Accounting of Childhood with 11 Original Watercolors - Charles Henry Kingsley-Baille
Typed Autobiographical Accounting of Childhood with 11 Original Watercolors - Charles Henry Kingsley-Baille
Price: $1,000.00

Housed in a contemporary box with the watercolor monogram (IC) for his sister Ivy Clifford. When opened one finds a 55 pp. typewritten autobiography of the childhood recollections of Charles Henry Kingsley-Baille.  Dedicated to his wife, Ethel and his sister Ivy.  Kingsley-Baille had moved to Canada as a young adult. The foreward describes the occasion for writing the memoir being the death of his wife's grandmother and the regrets of her granddaughter on not having recorded her life's recollections.  Signed by the author at the end of the Foreward. Written in three parts with 11 relevant watercolors.  Charles was the third son of Edmund John Baillie, a successful nurseryman, the three parts centering on the three Chester (England) houses the family lived in, all named Woodbine.  The story concludes with the death of his father in 1897.  Although he refers to it as an autobiography, the author remembers local characters, scenes and events as his family grew ever larger. His "father interested himself in several societies - the Chester Society of Natural Science, the Kingsley Memorial Society, the Ruskin Society, the Archaeological Society of Chester, and several others. He was most active in promoting the erection of the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, which was made possible by the generosity of the Duke of Westminster, who donated the building site, and started the fund with a cheque for £10,000". Charles also remembers an original watercolor by Ruskin given to his father by the artist which hung above his mother's desk, as well as other pictures and letters of Ruskin and "an immense brown and white decorative panel by Walter Crane". Among the other works owned was an immense picture by Dame Clara Knight and one of a Pomeranian dog "by an artist friend of father's - Arthur Boddington - a very strange man - and a confirmed agnostic.   One of his personal accounts was cataloging approximately 8,000 volumes  of his father's books.   There is discussion about his father's beliefs on running a business, the landscape of the three Woodbines and the  characters referenced.   It concludes on a bit of sad not with a postscript from his sister advising that the house which was sold to become a girl's school upon their monther's death had overgrown weeds where the daffodils once flourished. The watercolors include Mike Stout, Fisherman and Wife Beater,  Waverton Church from a watercolour by William Welsh,  The Shocked "Pastor", Baddy,  Father's Coachman, John Huxley,  A view of Woodbine with Daffodil's taken from a Photograph., The Old Town Crier,  La Vinia, Wardell making his bow  and Old Jess (the dog) From a photograph. Measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/4".
 Vin Mariani, Cocaine & Wine, Patent Medicine - A collection of 150 post cards "L'Album Mariani" designed by famous artists. ..1900-1910
Vin Mariani, Cocaine & Wine, Patent Medicine - A collection of 150 post cards "L'Album Mariani" designed by famous artists. ..1900-1910
Price: $2,600.00

A collection of post cards introduced in five series of thirty created by renown artists of the day. Of the 150 cards this offering includes 119 original unused post cards and 31 photocopies  of the original cards (place holders).  The images were created by the artist, usually designed after one of their original works but making the Vin Mariani the featured element.  Many of the cards are captioned with reference to the product.  Other artists created completely new concepts to promote the tonic.   Each card measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". As an example, the artists in the first series Paul Avril,   F. Roybet,  Ch, Waltner,  Lévy-Dhurmer,  G, Meunier,  Paul Renouard,  H, Berteaux,  Muenier,  Mucha,  Hermann Paul,  Eug, Murer,  Lacault,  Ribéra,  K, Adler,  Léon Glaize,  Le Sidaner,  Paul-Albert Laurens,  Louis Noël,  Ferigoule,  A, Lalauze,  Hagborg,  Atalaya,  W, Bouguereau,  A, Maignan,  J, Cheret,  De Richemont,  Bigot,  Sem,  Léandre and  L, Vallet. .   At age 25, in 1863,  Angelo Mariani marketed a patent medicine called Vin Tonique Mariani a la Coca de Perou. Based on Bordeaux wind infused with three varietals of coca leaves in the bottle. It was immediately applauded as an ideal stomach stimulant, analgesic on the air passages and vocal chords, appetite suppressant, antidepressant and treatment against anemia.   Dosed as a small glass to be taken 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals.  Each ounce contained 6 mg of cocaine.  Loved by kings and queens, popes and presidents, scientists and inventors, writers and dancers and more. Testimonials filled 15 leather -bound published volumes.