New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. 4to. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine labels. xiv, 267+(1); x, 269-518 pages. 2 volumes. First edition (Reed and Reed 12-13). A study of the life of American/English artist and illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911). Preface. Both volumes with table of contents and list of illustrations. Frontispiece in both volumes and black and white illustrations throughout. Index at conclusion of Volume II. Covers rubbed at bottom corners. Front... READ MORE about EDWIN AUSTIN ABBEY ROYAL ACADEMICIAN, THE RECORD OF HIS LIFE AND WORK
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New York: Huxley House, 1953. thin 8vo. boards. (44) pages. Illustrated with engravings by Alexander Anderson, the father of white-line wood engraving in America. Huxley House was a design firm. Covers soiled. READ MORE about HUXLEY HOUSE ALMANAC FOR 1953
New Castle, DE and Worcester, MA: Oak Knoll Press and the American Antiquarian Society, 2005. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 2600 pages. First Edition. This three volume, comprehensive bibliography focuses on the important American wood engraver, Alexander Anderson (1775-1870). The author has selected over 1,000 of Anderson's engravings to illustrate this major bibliography. This work begins with a well written and researched biography of Anderson. There are over 2,322 entries. By the early nineteenth... READ MORE about ALEXANDER ANDERSON, 1775-1870, WOOD ENGRAVER AND ILLUSTRATOR, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1940. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (44) pages. Limited to 200 copies. Six page history of Anderson followed by 14 reproductions of Anderson's work after Bewick printed from the actual blocks in the possession of Helen M. Knubel. READ MORE about ALEXANDER ANDERSON, HIS TRIBUTE TO THE WOOD-ENGRAVING OF THOMAS BEWICK
Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1960, 1963. square 16mo. stiff pictorial paper wrappers, slipcase with paper cover label. 2 volumes. First edition, fourth printing and first edition. Created to reflect the historical definition of bestiary, both volumes include an introduction by Philip Hofer. Each small book is packed with intricate little portraits of a wide variety of both real and imaginary beasties. Reproduced here in black and white, one can only imagine the glory of their... READ MORE about A BESTIARY and A NEW BESTIARY
In Fine Print, Vol. 9, No.1, January 1983. pp.27-29. Illustrated.
In Fine Print, Vol. 9, No.1, January 1983. pp.27-29. Illustrated. With color reproductions of some of his illustrations on the front cover. READ MORE about FINE PRINT, A REVIEW FOR THE ARTS OF THE BOOK. VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1
New York: The Viking Press, 1942. 8vo. cloth, later slipcase. 200 pages. First edition. End papers, cover and text well illustrated by the author. A story of the early days on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, based on Angelo's early life. Signed by Angelo on the dedication page. Spine faded. READ MORE about HILL OF LITTLE MIRACLES
Mount Vernon, NY: The Peter Pauper Press, 1936. 12mo. cloth, tope edge stained red. 282, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 950 copies. Decorated by Valenti Angelo. Complete psalms of David from the old testament. Spine faded, else fine. READ MORE about PSALMS OF DAVID
New York: The Golden Cross Press, 1937. tall 12mo. boards. (8) pages. Limited to 100 copies printed at the Timothy Press of Meriden, Connecticut for Valenti Angelo. With title page decoration and initial hand illuminated by Angelo (Angelo Biblio. p.76). Paper covering cracked along hinges. Bookplate. Endpapers and pastedowns spotted. READ MORE about COME OVER AND STAY TILL DOMESDAY, FROM THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH
Bronxville: Privately printed by the Meriden Gravure Co., n.d. 8vo. paper wrappers. (22) pages. With some designs in red ink. READ MORE about VALENTI ANGELO, AUTHOR + ILLUSTRATOR + PRINTER, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORY
Bronxville: Privately printed by the Meriden Gravure Co., n.d. 8vo. paper wrappers. (22) pages. With some designs in red ink. Upper corner of front cover spotted. READ MORE about VALENTI ANGELO, AUTHOR + ILLUSTRATOR + PRINTER, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORY
Berkeley, CA: Archetype Press, 1939. folio. cloth with printed design on front cover. 19+(1) pages. Limited to 105 copies, set up and printed on a handpress by Wilder Bentley ("and his faithful spouse, Ellen") on dampened Strathmore Wayside Text for at The Archetype Press in Euclid Court, Berkeley, Ca and issued for private distribution among members of The Arts Club & their friends. Printed in "a bastard version" of Caslon Oldface italic and Goudy Modern... READ MORE about N'EN PARLONS PLUS!, EXCERPTS FROM DIVERS PAPERS & CHRONICLES OF THE ARTS CLUB, 1937-1938
Chicago, IL: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1899. 16mo. cloth, spine and front cover gilt-stamped. 235, (3) pages. First edition. Illustrated by Helen Maitland Armstrong. Author's note, table of contents, list of illustrations, list of other works by the author. Frontispiece and eleven black and white plates. Ex library copy. Boards soiled and scuffed and rubbed at edges. Bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. READ MORE about TALES OF AN OLD CHÂTEAU
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1935. 4to. quarter red leather over woven cloth. xix, 151, (3) pages. B1-4604. The National Edition. Filled with reproductions of historical American art depicting famous events in American history by 20th century artists including Arthurs and Wyeth. With a foreword by A. Felix du Pont. READ MORE about THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SCENE AS DEPICTED BY STANLEY ARTHURS AND INTERPRETED BY FIFTY AUTHORS
New York: Christie, Manson & Woods, 1992. small 4to. cloth. 53, (7) pages. Auction sale with colored plates. Prices realized loosley inserted. Also priced with some comments in the margin. READ MORE about JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, THE BIRDS OF AMERICA AND OTHER IMPORTANT PRINTED BOOKS BY AUDUBON, MARK...
New York: Christie, Manson, Woods, 1982. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xv page introduction followed by auction catalogue. Detailed descriptions of Audubon plates with illustrations throughout including a number in color. Prices realized stapled to first leaf. READ MORE about JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, THE PROPERTY OF THE DELAWARE ART MUSEUM, GIFT OF...
With a Foreword by George Plimpton & Etching and Drawings by Randy Jones.
Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1972. 8vo. quarter leather, patterned paper-covered boards, all edges speckled, paper-covered slipcase. xvi, 136 pages. With a Foreword by George Plimpton & Etching and Drawings by Randy Jones. Limited to an edition of 1950 copies, this being out of series. It is signed by illustrator Randy Jones, whose bawdy pen-and-ink drawings are scattered through the book. Original etching has been laid-in. Text is usually attributed to Jonathan Badcock, one of the... READ MORE about SELECTIONS FROM THE FANCY; OR TRUE SPORTSMAN'S GUIDE BY AN OPERATOR
Volume 35, Number 2 of the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress
(Washington D.C.): Library of Congress, April 1978. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (v), 66-138, (4) pages. Volume 35, Number 2 of the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress. This issue has the following articles: "The Invention of Printing, Revolution within Revolution" by Nicholas Barker, "The Early Illustrated Book, Highlights from a Lecture" by Philip Hofer, "Into Something Rich and Strange, Of Dreams, Art, and the Unconscious" by Eleanor Cameron, and "The Hauslab-Liechtenstein Map Collection" by... READ MORE about " INVENTION OF PRINTING, REVOLUTION WITHIN REVOLUTION."
N.P. Printed for the Typophiles by the Spiral Press, (1965). 12mo. paper wrappers. (10) pages. Typophile Monograph no.78. READ MORE about LEONARD BASKIN'S SPEECH OF ACCEPTANCE ON RECEIVING THE MEDAL OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC...
New York, NY: Pierre Beres, 1941-2. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 56 pages. Beres catalogue No. 6, 171 items. Introductory note, index of illustrations, general index. Black and white illustrations. Pencil notations on front cover. READ MORE about ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FROM THE 16TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY
New York: New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1976. 4to. stiff paper folder, loose sheets. not paginated. Twenty-three selections from the new arrivals have been reproduced on the nineteen sheets included in this folder. Included is an illustration of Fitzgerald's translation of the Iliad. One of the sheets has a creased corner. Spine discolored, edges have minor wear. READ MORE about ABC, ARRIVALS IN THE BERG COLLECTION 1973-1975
N.P. UCLA, 1982. small 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. Limited to 100 copies. The nine illustrations have been printed from photoengravings of Bewick's original work. A pamphlet of excerpts from an article by W.P. Garrison titled "Thomas Bewick," which appeared more than one hundred years ago in Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Slight shelf wear. READ MORE about THOMAS BEWICK