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 A Set of Five Engravings from the Cruikshankiana Series (Cruikshank). Thomas McLean.London.August 1, 1835 A Pair of Event Advertising Posters by Anna Louise Falk. .Connecticut.c1925
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. Two hand-made posters by Anna-Louise (Rudin) Falk. She was an artist who lived in Connecticut and was known for portrait and still-life painting, illustration. These two posters are advertisements for events, the first a play and the second a charity event.   "Nothing But The Truth" appears to be the play based on novel of the same name by Frederic S. Isham. The play is a comedy about a stockbroker who must tell the truth for a whole day. The illustration accompanying the poster appears to be the logo for the performers, 'Parish Players', as the eyes are two 'P's. Measures 18 3/4" x 14" "Tulip Tea" is a poster advertising a benefit hosted for the Branford Visiting Nurse Association in May 1925. Tickets were 35 cents each, and there was food, candy, dolls, baskets, toys, and a picture gallery. The poster itself has two whimsical renditions of tulips on either side of the text, in color (red, yellow, orange, and green). The title of the poster, Tulip Tea, is done in a gradient of red, yellow and orange. There are pencil marks seen beneath the text and drawing and was obviously used as a guide for the design.  Measures 22" x 14".. The 'Tulip Tea' poster has a tear on the bottom right corner, approximately 3". As well as 4 small pin holes from when it was displayed. "Nothing but the Truth" has one pin hole at the top center. Minor toning/ fading due to age/light damage.
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Facsimile Edition - 33/250. Battledore Ltd..Kingston, New York.1995 Broadside of Songs and Odes Sung at the Dinner Table During the Complimentary Excursion To the Ladies of the Handel & Haydn Society at Horn Pond.
These boxed prints are from the original blocks that were made for first private edition of 1901, including images that did not get included in the commercial publication. There are 34 gorgeously done prints, brown ink on 100% cotton, acid free paper. Each printed image has a tissue guard and is enclosed in its own gray folder, with a number and an excerpt of text printed on it. There is also a separate booklet with an introduction by Maurice Sendak included. It is all contained in an original slate blue cloth-covered clamshell box. It is a limited edition print of 250 copies, this copy is number 33.  . Handel & Haydn Society .Woburn, MA.August 6, 1844. A broadside featuring the lyrics to the three songs performed at an excursion of the Ladies of the the Handel & Haydn Society on August 6, 1844. The trip was to Horn Pond, a 102 acre body of water found along the Aberjona River in Woburn, MA. The three songs found on the broadside are: "God Save the King" by Moses Whitney, Jr., "Scots Wha Hae wi' Wallace Bled" by Thomas Power, and "Auld Lang Syne" by Moses Whitney Jr. Both Power and Whitney Jr. were honorary members of the H+H society, and seemed to have adapted existing poetry into song or altered already existing songs. The broadside features a decorative filigree border, and at the base is printed "From Farewells' Mammoth Press Office, 8 and 14 Congress Street - Boston." Single sided. Measures 15 1/2" x 9 3/4".. H+H was founded as oratorio society in 1815 by a group of mid-class Bostonians who sought to improve the quality of singing and music within Boston and the Boston area. The group is the third oldest musical society in American and is named after two composers George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Originally the members of the society could only be men, but the society would often invite female singers and soloists to join them in their performances. This was done even for their debut performance, and as such, the society is credited with normalizing female musical performers in public performances, particularly female soloists. H+H is also credited with popularizing, and the first American performances, of Handel's Messiah, Haydn's The Creation, Verdi's Requiem, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion. H+H is still in existence today, and since 1986 is perhaps most well known for their tradition of Historically Informed Performance (HIP) of Baroque and Classical music, which essentially means the orchestra only plays on instruments that would have been available at the time of the composition of the piece being played. Currently H+H is in its 205th consecutive season.

Children of Momus, Jean Antoine Watteau Engraving, 1729 European Etchings: A Series of Twenty-Two Original Etchings by Famous Foreign Artist with Descriptive Text. Estes and Lauriat.Boston.1888
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. Numbered Limited edition of 350 copies printed various paper types. This item is #123 printd on Holland paper. The book contains twenety-two black and white original etchings (missing two), most of which are in the plate. Etchings are done by Ernest Bosch, J. Willroider, Max Volkhart, C. Jutz, J. Leisten, Carl Hoff, C. F. Dieker, Oscar Hoffman, K.P.T. von Eckenbrecher,  Hans Dahl, H. Deiters, Chr. Kroner, Ernst Zimmerman, Franz Lenback, E. Ducker, and G. Meissner (some artist have multiple etchings in the book). Each etching with tissue-guard, and there are two sets of etchings which are printed two to a page, otherwise the etching are one per page. Each print comes with descriptive text by different authors. The first etching, 'Sunday Afternoon' is opposite the title page, while its descriptive text comes after the table of contents. Otherwise the text comes before the etching. Cover has gilt stamp details on blue paper over hard boards; the spine is a dark blue leather done to match the boards. Measures 17 1/2" x 12". To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/igFXgM2PPDttKSzs1 . Edge wear due to rubbing. Front cover fully detached. Backstrip cover missing.  First two blank end papers are detached. Missing two of the 22 designs: The Disputants by J. Leisten and Portrait of a Woman by  Franz Lenback.Toned and soiled due to age. Etchings themselves are in great shape.
Heliogravure and ALS by Louis Morin.  Risque imagery. c1890s Ruth Kalmar Wilson (Artist) Junior Cross Summer Cards, Containing 10 Cards Designed by Ruth Kalmar at age 14 years. Austrian Junior Red Cross.Vienna, Austria.[1936]
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".. A set of ten (10) postcards featuring a young boy and girl in a variety of summer activities originally drawn by Ruth Kalmar (1916-2012) when she was fourteen and in Franz Cizek's Juvenile Art Class in Vienna, Austria.  The images depict a charming young, blond boy and girl in a variety of outdoor settings, such as on a walk holding a white rabbit, fishing on a dock, playing in the sand on a beach, and riding a scooter together. The prints are bright and colorful, and the children themselves depict an idealized sweetness and innocence of childhood. These prints are actually postcards, and on the back of them is a space to write a short message and address. Additionally, the cards are captioned with "Junior Red Cross Summer Cards, Austrian Junior Red Cross, Vienna I, Stubenring 1, By Ruth Kalmar (14 years old), former pupil in Prof. Cizek's Juvenile Art Class, Vienna". Numbered 1-10. In original folder with Junior Red Cross The text on the envelope features the title of the set of cards and a brief description. Measures 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" (postcards).. Franz Cizek (1865-1946) was an Austrian genre and portrait painter who was also well known as an art teacher and art education reformer, particularly when it came to teaching art to children. In 1903, Cizek started a small art school for children ages 4 to 14, with classes each Saturday, broken up into two hour blocks, the first for the younger students, and the second for the older ones. Cizek's students would produce an overwhelming amount of art work, which, starting in the 1920s, was used to promote a variety of childhood charities. Ruth Kalmar attended Cizek's art school between 1926-1930, and in her last year, at age fourteen, completed the set of ten images seen on the postcards. Ruth Kalmar (now Ruth Kalmar Wilson) herself, would become an artist and designer in her own right, traveling the world and teaching at several prominent schools, such the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Tufts University, Harvard University's Art Program for Children and Massachusetts College of Art.