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Daniel DeFoe. The Illustrated Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, As Related by Himself . Thomspon & Thomas.Chicago, IL.1872
Price: $35.00

A 'profusely illustrated' version bound in publisher's gilt stamped and pictorial blue cloth boards. The novel also has an autobiographical memoir of the author, and a life of Alexander Selkirk, to whose residence on the island Juan Fernandez inspired the novel. There are over 40 wonderfully rich and detailed full and half sheet black and white illustrations are found throughout the 528 page novel. Measures 10" x 7".. Edge wear to the covers as well as minor stains. The front cover is partially detached. The cloth binding is slightly worn and there is a very minor tear on the backstrip. Binding is loose, but intact. The interior pages are toned due to age. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front inside cover.
Writing Book by Esther Merrill - Imagery of School Children --One with Dunce Cap. L. S. Learned.Cambridgeport, MA.n.d. c1870s
Price: $60.00

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". .
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.
Friendship Album of Marie Campbell, Sentiments and Drawings; coded phrases, hidden letters, etc.. ..1907-1912
Price: $110.00

A friendship album of Marie Campbell consisting of mostly originally poems, a few illustrations, and coded phrases, the majority of which are signed and dated. The album starts in 1907 when Marie departed St. Francis Xavier School and the first half of the album are full of notes from her classmates. The rest of the album's notes occur over the next few years with the last one in 1912. The majority of the poems deal with the themes friendship, love, and well wishes. Some of the more unique or humorous verses are noted below: "When you are old and drinking tea, put down your cup and think of me." "To Dirty Mary, While you live, Why live in clovers, 'Cause when you're dead, You're dead all over." "May your joys be as great as the ocean, and your sorrow as light as its foam." "A little mouse ran up the stairs To see if Marie said her prayers And if she did not say them right The little mouse was sure to bite." "Lines to Marie. __  ___ ____ ___ __ ___ __ _______ __ From your brother Jack!" There are two coded phrases in the album. The first uses anamorphic writing, it says "Marie Campbell, Helena Sheehan, 1907". Presumably, the name of the owner of the album (as all of the other notes are address to a Marie) and the name of the person who left the note. The second coded message is in the 'Continental Code' otherwise known as Morse Code. The poems starts: " A dainty face, A slender form..." There are a total of five illustrations, either in pencil or pen. The skill level does vary between them, and most are portraits of women. However one, done in 1912 is of an airplane. The album has leather covers, with the gilded text 'Autographs'. Measures 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/1UXDAMM17RzhLbZ37. The covers are damaged. Both sides show heavily edge wear and the front cover has an 1 1/2" tear down the middle. The back strip is missing. Binding is mostly intact, but the first folio is loose and a few pages have detached.
Promotional Brochure - Barbizon Les Charmettes & the Resumption of Sunday Dinners c1930s Illustrated by Pol Rab in Red & Black ..
Price: $125.00

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. .
Bounteous Gifts Embossed Die-cut Charmstring Calendar for 1901 - - Fowl, Lobster & Wine
Price: $135.00

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. . .
Harry Lawrence Gage Mark-A-Line Show Cards, A Handbook of Lettering with Special Suggestions on the Use of Mark-a-Line. The Carter's Ink Company.Boston.1909
Price: $175.00

A 24 pp booklet with full page color illustrations front and back of Carter's Mark-A-Line inks and numerous black and white lettering and multicolor show card sample pages. Provides instructions on how to make a show card including the materials needs and their handling, the ink,  preliminary practice, the first alphabet, the wide-pen alphabet, roman capitals, lower case alphabets, the italic letter, principals of variation, color, laying out cards and the fitness of things. Measures 8" x 5 1/8". .
A collection of approximately 40 Satirical Caractures from Les Hommes 'aujourd and other publications. 1880s . ..
Price: $450.00

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.
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.
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.
A collection of 18 personal New Year greetings etchings and drypoints by Troy Kinney 1916-19371930
Price: $950.00

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.
Collection of 50 Standard Oil Bulletins 1921-1935
Price: $1,500.00

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