Berlin: Amsler & Ruthardt, 1872. 8vo. half cloth. (iii), viii, 132 pages. Kupferstich-Auction XXI. This auction of copperplate engravings included 1,649 items. The marbled paper on the cover of this copy is worn at the edges and shows some abrasions elsewhere. The spine cloth and the interior show minor soiling. The endpaper is lightly foxed. The title page has two stamps of previous owners (one embossed, and a smaller one in ink). The first 17... READ MORE about KATALOG DER BERÜHMTEN SAMMLUNG DES VERSTORBENEN HERRN BARON HEINRICH VON MECKLENBURG
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oder, Lexicon der vorzüglichsten kupferstecher des XIX. jahrhunderts welche in linienmanier gearbeitet haben, sowie beschreibung.
Leipzig: A. Danz, 1880. large 8vo. half leather with raised bands and gilt decoration, marbled paper-covered boards, all edges stained red. xxxxvii, (i), 478 pages. oder, Lexicon der vorzüglichsten kupferstecher des XIX. jahrhunderts welche in linienmanier gearbeitet haben, sowie beschreibung. First edition. This dictionary of engravers and engraving was intended as a handbook for print collectors. Bookbinder's tag H. Sperling of Leipzig. Bookplate on front pastedown indicates that this book came from the reference library... READ MORE about HANDBUCH FÜR KUPFERSTICHSAMMLER
Organisee par Ader Picard Tajan.
Monte-Carlo: n.p., 1986. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 232, (2) pages. Organisee par Ader Picard Tajan. Auction catalogue, July 1, 1986, held at the Hotel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo, organisee en collaboration avec la Société des Bains de Mer, a la requete de la Ste Art Monaco. Lots 1-154 are architecture related. Lots 155-232 is a selection of incunabula, illuminated manuscripts, prints, and fine bindings. Fully illustrated. Randeria bookplate on half-title page. Corners bumped. READ MORE about ARCHITECTURE ET BEAUX LIVRES ANCIENS
Greenwich, CT: Pratt Graphics Center/New York Graphic Society, (1971). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. Artist's Proof continues its dedication to the furtherance of an international community of the graphic arts and to the exchange of ideas on new print methods and media. A substantial part of this issue is devoted to the print as a political weapon, with illustrated articles on Point of Order--Prints of Protest; The Evolution of the African-American Artist; Prints... READ MORE about ARTIST'S PROOF, THE ANNUAL OF PRINTS AND PRINTMAKING, VOLUME XI
Philadelphia: George Gebbie, 1876. 4to. original cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. 62 pages. Second edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I,32; Levis p.68). Cloth, worn and spine torn at head and foot. Ex "Library of Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA." with bookplate and ownership stamps. Lacks one plate of 23 (Plate 5). READ MORE about THE ORIGIN AND ANTIQUITY OF ENGRAVING: WITH SOME REMARKS ON THE UTILITY AND PLEASURES OF PRINTS
Ostrava: Profil, 1971. wide 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 117+(1) pages. First edition. Biography of book illustrator and designer Frantisek Belohávek. Illustrated with examples of Belohávek's designs. With 82 reproductions of his bold, graphic work in several mediums including collage, woodcut, tempera, and linocuts; most in black-and-white. Dust jacket shows wear. READ MORE about FRANTISEK BELOHLÁVEK
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1991. 7.5 x 10.75 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 174 pages. These articles focus on the first available studies on James Turner (1722-59), silversmith-engraver by Martha Fales; William Bentley's bequest of an exceptional collection of portraits by Stefanie Winkelbauer; American 18th-century portrait prints by Wendy Reaves; the publishing of illustrations in the Society's first substantial publication in 1820 by Marcus McCorison; New England's political cartoons from 1812-61 by Georgia Barnhill; the maps... READ MORE about PRINTS OF NEW ENGLAND
Peterborough, NH: Robert Hauser, n.d. broadside, 10 3/4 by 14 3/4 inches. Self portrait print by Fred Becker (1913-2004), best known for his illustrations of jazz musicians, also an art school instructor. Part of the 'Face to Face' series commemorating the 80th anniversary of Lynd Ward's birth. Signed by the artist. READ MORE about Print
Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum, 1959. 8vo. library pamphlet holder with original stiff paper wrappers bound in. iv, 31+(1) pages. Catalogue of the collection of color-engravings belonging to Gerald E. Beddington (1867-1958). Preface by the museum director. Essay by S.W. Grose. List of abbreviations. Catalogue organized alphabetically by artist. Inscription of previous owner on front board. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE G.E. BEDDINGTON COLLECTION OF COLOUR-PRINTS
5 volumes, being 1-5.
Kansas City: Alden Galleries, (circa 1931-6). 12mo. cloth. variously paginated. 5 volumes, being 1-5. Fine Prints was a periodical published monthly, except for June-August, for which there are no publication. Vols. I-IV include the covers of each issue as subdividers; Vol. V has no divisions. Vol. I resets the page count for each issue; Vols. II-V do not and contain (iv),219+(1); (vi),223+(1); (vi),215+(1); (vi),223+(1) pages. Each issue contains a table of contents and a list... READ MORE about FINE PRINTS
Paris, France: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1943. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 204, (2) pages. Text in French. Table of contents, foreword, list of abbreviations. Indices of authors/subjects and titles. Includes manuscripts, printed works, geographical works, music, prints, and medals. Errata brochure laid in. Wrappers chipped and tanned at edges. Front wrapper partly loose. READ MORE about LES CATALOGUES IMPRIMÉS DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE: LISTE-DESCRIPTION-CONTENU
An alphabetical catalogue of all known prints by C. Currier, N. Currier and Currier & Ives, with auction prices from sales of the past forty years and current values taken from authoritative sources.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., (1931). 4to. cloth. xxiv, 349 pages. An alphabetical catalogue of all known prints by C. Currier, N. Currier and Currier & Ives, with auction prices from sales of the past forty years and current values taken from authoritative sources. First edition. "Included is a complete classified checklist and twenty-four full-page plats in colour and black-and-white of important prints." Front cover has ink splatters along top. READ MORE about CURRIER & IVES, A MANUAL FOR COLLECTORS
New York: The Grolier Club, 1984. 7 x 10 inches. hardcover. 146 pages. Books and Prints, Past and Future is a collection of papers delivered at the Grolier Club's centennial celebration in 1984. These speeches were given during the course of three seminars and the final dinner of the convocation. The first seminar, devoted to retrospective essays, kicked off with an essay by Mary Hyde, the first woman elected to membership at the Grolier Club... READ MORE about BOOKS AND PRINTS, PAST AND FUTURE
Paris: E. Dentu, 1885. large 8vo. turn of the century half leather with five raised bands and marbled paper-covered boards, stiff paper wrappers bound-in. xvi, (iv), 575+(1) pages. First edition, printed in an edition limited to 614 numbered copies. A useful guide to 18th century French prints, includes the prices each print commanded at auctions in Paris between 1855 and 1882. Thousands of prints described in great detail, organized alphabetically by artist. Attention is paid... READ MORE about LES ESTAMPES DU XVIIIe SIÈCLE, ÉCOLE FRANÇAISE; GUIDE-MANUEL DE L'AMATEUR AVEC UNE PRÉFACE DE...
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2009. thick 4to. half leather with five raised bands and marbled paper-covered boards, top edge gilt. l, 638, (2) pages. Reprint of the 1903 edition published in Paris which was printed by the Nantes printer A. Dugas, with his pressmark on the last leaf, in an edition limited to 200 numbered copies. Organized by country and artist, this volume includes biographical information, names of famous works, descriptions, and sale prices. Well indexed. Includes bibliography. READ MORE about A TRAVERS CINQ SIÈCLES DE GRAVURES, 1350-1903
New York: Abbeville Press, 1986. 4to. cloth with gilt lettering on spine, pictoral dust jacket. 142, (2) pages. Exhibition catalogue for a show that traveled around the United States and Europe between 1986 and 1989. Forword by Douglas Druick. Profusely illustrated with 5 plates in color. READ MORE about THE PRINTS OF THE PONT-AVEN SCHOOL: GAUGUIN & HIS CIRCLE IN BRITTANY
N.P. n.p., n.d., but 1994. 4to. Loose in portfolio. Six prints of scripts, signed "94 Briom." READ MORE about BRIOM SCRIPT: SIX UNNUMBERED PRINTS
Worcester: Davis Publications, (1970). 4ti. cloth. 148 pages. Guide to printmaking on linoleum, wood and other surfaces. Frontispiece. Foreword by George F. Horn. Historical information, index and acknowledgements. Black and white illustrations throughout. Corner bumped. READ MORE about RELIEF PRINTMAKING