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[BKARTS] For Sale: decorative bindings, book illustrators, hand -colored plates, paper-maker's history.

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1.  Van Dyke, Henry. Fisherman?s Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things. NY:
Charles Scribner?s Sons, 1902. Green cloth with decoration in stamped green
and gold. Small 8vo, 246 pages. First free endpaper corner-clipped. Spine
slightly dulled but cover bright and clean with one faint spot in upper

Although Margaret Armstrong illustrated many of Van Dyke?s book covers, this
one is signed ?H.V.D.? ?Fisherman?s Luck? was originally published in 1899
and went through many reprints. This 1902 edition is scar - no copies found
for sale online, not in WorldCat, LOC, NYPL or some other major libraries I
checked. I did find it archived in Publisher?s Bindings Online. A delightful
design, with water lilies and a variety of fishes stamped in green and gold,
on a pale green cloth hardcover.



$55 postpaid in USA.

2.  Brieger, Lothar. "Theodor Hosemann. Ein Altmeister Berliner
 Malerei. Mit einem Katalog der graphischen Werke des Künstlers
von Karl Hobrecker." Münich: Delphin-Verlag, 1920. TEXT IN GERMAN SCRIPT.
Royal octavo, yellow cloth hardcover with stamped black titles and cover
decoration, pale blue endpapers. 180 + 4 [ads] pages, hand-colored frontis
and 5 additional hand-colored plates, B&W text illustrations and additional
B&W plates. Includes a catalog of the graphic works of the artist by Karl
Hobrecker, index. With the bookplate of Al S. Waxman affixed to front
endpaper, along with a bookseller?s ticket from ?Central-Buchandlung,
Magdeburg.? An ink inscription at the end of the forward reads, ?Compliments
of Congressman Gord[??] McDonough.? (I can?t find record of this public
official, nor can I read the first name clearly.)

Cover image:

Theodor Hosemann; born September 24, 1807, in Brandenburg an der Havel; died
October 15, 1875, in Berlin. A lithographer and book illustrator Hosemann
was reknown for his illustrations of many children?s books. He also gained
fame as an illustrator of literary works such as  Gottfried August Bürger's
"Münchhausen,"  E. T. A. Hoffmann's "Gesammelte Schriften" ("Collected
Writings"),  Eugène Sues "Die Geheimnisse von Paris" ("The Secret of
Paris"), as well as his caricatures of 19- Biedermeier Berlin in series such
as "Berlin wie es ist - und trinkt" ("Berlin, how it is - and drinks") or
"Buntes Berlin" ("Berlin in Color").

While I have no provenance to verify it, this is probably from the library
of the Al S. Waxman who published a paper called the East Side Journal, and
was also a member of the Citizens' Committee for the Protection of
Mexican-American Youth in California.

This book presents an array of Hosemann?s work, from the simply illustrative
to his wry political and whimsical sociological images. Cover clean and
bright, small frayed spot on rear spine edge. Some pages toned, particularly
those in contact with the coated pages containing B&W plates, which includes
most of the hand-colored plates.

Again - Text is in German script!

$45 postpaid in USA


3.  Paine, Albert Bigelow.  Th: Nast. His Period and His Pictures.
{Facsimile of the 1904 Edition] Princeton: The Pyne Press, n.d. Russet cloth
hardcover with black stamped spine titles, in russet-colored illustrated
(with Nast image) dust jacket. Thick 8vo, pp. xxi+583+xx (Index to Text and
Index to Illustrations). Book very clean and tight with minimal bottom edge
self rubbing; dust jacket with no marks or tears, some toning to end flaps.
The amazing career of this Bavarian-born illustrator famous for his social
and political satire.

$25 postpaid

4.  Morris, H., with notes by. "Proceedings at a Meeting of the Vat Paper
Makers Held at the Bell Hotel, Maidstone on Tuesday 8th March 1853." North
Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1970. Quarto, sewn paper covers, 52, ii pp.,
in clean, crisp condition. In a slightly soiled paper portfolio with short
tears to two corners. Softbound. One of 300 copies printed as a facsimile of
a possibly unique original in the possession of J. Barcham Green (Hayle Mill
in Maidstone). The facsimile was printed on a very pale blue rag paper,
mould made by W. S. Hodgkinson in England, a close approximation to the
original which was on blue laid Foolscap that was watermarked G. Langley
1852. The back of the presentation contains ?note and comments? to explain
some of the content, by one who was there.

$45 postpaid

Lee Kirk
"Cats are composed of Matter, Anti-Matter, and It Doesn't Matter" (Anon A.

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