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1888-89: Christian Stoll. Set of five (4) 19th C German chromolithograph wine prints by Hermann Vogel (1856-1918) - They include Champagner, Chianti, Malaga, Rheingold and Tokayer . From a series called 'Funf Wein-Bilder ' published by Christian Stoll, Plauen i./V.. Germany, 1888/1889. Signed in plate: Hermann Vogel, H. Vogel, H.V......
New York, Law, State Politics, Legal Works and Treatises
Utica, New York: Curtiss & White, Printers, 1857. Fourth Edition of an important mid-nineteenth century treatise on the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of justices of the peace in the state of New York. 8vo (9" by 5.75"), pp. 787, . Bound in contemporary sheep, title and edition stamped in gold.....
Overlay, Metamorphosis, Made by Hand, Social History, Women's History
1805. A 3.5" x 3" watercolor bust of a women gazing slightly to the right on 6" x 5 1/4" card stock. Finely detailed face. Inscribed on reverse "Miss Millett with J.P..W's love". This is accompanied by sixteen (16) different overlays of costumes for women of various stations, nationalities and.....
natural history, science, microscopes
London: Herbert Ingram and Co, 1855. 457 pp. Green blind embossed gilt cover, frontispiece, illustrated with approximately 500 engravings, 15 plates, 23 pages at the end contain advertising. The book contains information about the microscope and the history, use, directions, and specimens. 9" x 5 1/2" Wear on cover, spine.....
Beer, Poetry, German-American poetry
Rochester NY: Gertrude Schwabl, 1935. A large format broadside with verse and music for "Ei du Schone, ei du schone, ei du schone Schnitzelbank."The 24 captioned images are the objects found in this cumulative song. Presumably the broadside was designed to encourage patrons to sing along. Measures 37 1/2" x......
Ron Henry, Jean Henry, Jean and Ron Henry, Pop-up, Tales from Fairyland
Great Britain: Flame Tree Publishing, 2007. The gorgeously illustrated pop-up panorama truly brings the characters and scenery to life. It is one illustration that expands over two pages depicting a gathering scene of the various fairies in the woods. There is a little story and poem that are placed within.....
clothing and dress] [humor
London: Riddle Book LTD, c. 1945. Illustrated board, pages split horizontally to create multiple images, color illustrations throughout, cover states "patent applied for No. 24053/45" and "may we divide your attention for a moment?" Humorous look at fashion, the book consists of images of dress over time and simple verses.....
Original art, Made by Hand, Paper Dolls, Social History
9.29. Four (4) original watercolor designs are attributed to Jane Langton while a graduate student at Radcliffe. Although not signed they were given to the previous owner by Ms. Langton as her work. Finely detailed well executed art. Created on art board, each measures 12" x 8 1/2" Jane Gillson.....
San Francisco: Paul Elder & Co., 1906. 72 pp. Printed cloth cover, illustrated end pages, illustrated decorative borders in black and green. A collection of garden related writing, quotes, instructions, and poetry collected by author Haines. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" wear on cover, some toning.
Watercolor, Brothel, Social History
1930s-1940s. A 12 1/2" x 19" watercolor that at first appearance gives the impression of an elegant rooming house for young women. Well appointed with refined furnishing of the day, various wall papers and decorative area rugs. But wait, do salacious women lounge on the carpet in slinky streamline revealing.....
new york, lawyer, legal, Utah Territory, genealogy, real estate, Panama, war claims, Francis B Loomis, Guzman Blanco
New York, NY: 1857 - 1914. "The personnel and business archives of John Ewing Risley (1840 – 1912) a prominent New York lawyer, businessman, and real estate mogul, comprised of over 2300 letters and documents. A brief summary of each section follows. For the complete description contact us. Spreadsheets detailing.....
1870s-1880s. A grouping of materials related to Whittier. The first is a cabinet card with Whittier's signature at base. The second is a 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" page from an autograph album with what seems to be an original verse penned and signed by John G. Whittier, Amesbury 1878.....
art, architecture, Italy
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1887. 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.
Stereotypes and Racism, Lithography, Anti-Chinese Sentiment, American West
[Chicago, Illinois]: Western News Co., 1870. First printing of "The Heathen Chinee", subtitled "Plain Language from Truthful James", a series of nine (9) lithographic plates based on the narrative poem by Bret Harte (1836-1902). Steeped in Anti-Chinese sentiment, the plates tell the story of a Chinese immigrant named "Ah Sin".....
Morocco, Gold Tooling, Ladies' Fashion
Heidelberg, Germany: 1853. Fine gilt morocco glove box made for Louise Sommer by Joseph Sommer of Heidelberg. A beautiful example with cream silk and crushed red silk interior. Measures 9.5" by 6.25" by 2"; ticket of Joseph Sommer to interior.
missions, Jews, travel
New Haven: Durrie and Peck, 1830. 384 pp. Leather cover, fold out map at back of book depicting "part of Turkey with Greece" with and inset of "Plan of Constantinople", dedication page to the "Members of the Boston Female Seminary, for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews", second edition.....
Social Satire, Gilded Age of New York
New York: [1870s]. An assemblage of 12 advertising trade cards satirizing the rich and famous of New York's Gilded Age. Shown in demeaning caricature often riding children's toys. Two series of six (6) cards. The first is by "Kash" (Cassius Marcellus Coolidge) that includes Jay Gould riding a dragon headed.....
vintage art poster, original art poster, propaganda
Sweden: Wailen Datnolm Boktr, 1975. Title: Stoppa Matchen! (Stop the Match) Designer: Kjartan Slettemark (Norwegian) Printer: Wailen Datnolm Boktr. AB, Lund 1975 Year: 1975 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.....
Fairs & Expositions, Art Deco, Women
Vienna, Austria: J. Weiner, 1929. A 35" x 23 1/2" vividly colored poster for the Vienna Fair in 1929. A striking and bold allegorical depicting of what appears to be a powerful woman crusader wearing a crown and holding the key. Captioned Feria de Viena 1a8 de Septembre de 1929.....
fashion and sport, alex krause
London: 1890-1891. Two hardcover bound volumes, large quarto of a weekly publication titled Fashion and Sport. Includes Vol. II - July 3, 1890 to Sept. 25, 1890 and Volume II - Oct. 2, 1890 to Feb. 26, 1891. A comprehensive overview of articles and commentary for the week on matters.....
social & cultural, a few good books, science & technology, pathognomy, phrenology, physiognomy
Chicago, IL & New York, NY: Rand McNally & Company, 1920. A book describing the science of Characterology, and more specifically the sciences of pathognomy, phrenology, physiognomy (definitions below), whose full title is: Characterology; An Exact Science Embracing Physiognomy, Phrenology, and Pathognomy, Reconstructed, Amplified and Amalgamated and Including View Concerning.....
hand colored, Pompeii, fresco, artwork, pochoir
1891. A souvenir album of Pompeii, featuring 15 hand finished Pochoir illustrations and one water color paintings of the frescos or tiling found in the ruins of Pompeii. The illustrations feature a variety of Roman and Greek Mythology and culture, such as Poseidon riding in his chariot, peacocks and sea.....
Victorian children, nister, dutton
London: Ernest Nister, E.P. Dutton. No. 1948. 48 pp. with pictorial litho on board book. In-text and full page gray-tone illustrations throughout. Content includes Kurus: The King of the Cannibal Islands, The Other Carews and The Big Temptation. 6 1/4" x 8 1/2"
Made by Hand, Original Artwork, Folk Art, Watercolor
1901. A particularly charming 1901 album of paper dolls, outfits, and accessories with original watercolor artwork by L.C. Ball. The album includes: (9) paper dolls (three of which are tiny paper dolls for the bigger paper dolls); over seventy (70) outfits; and over forty (40) accessories (including a charming bulldog.....