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 Bolton, Theodore; Cortelyou, Irwin F., Ezra Ames of Albany, Portrait Painter, Craftsman, Royal Arch Mason, Banker, 1768-1836. And a Catalogue of His Works... [with] a Supplement to the Catalogue of Pictures by Ezra Ames of Albany
Bolton, Theodore; Cortelyou, Irwin F.
Ezra Ames of Albany, Portrait Painter, Craftsman, Royal Arch Mason, Banker, 1768-1836. And a Catalogue of His Works... [with] a Supplement to the Catalogue of Pictures by Ezra Ames of Albany
New York, New York Historical Society, 1955. First edition. Gray cloth with brown and gilt labels. xix, 398 pp. 8vo. With "A supplement to the catalogue of pictures by Ezra Ames of Albany" reprinted from the NYHS Quarterly April 1957, 16 pp. laid in loose. Freitag 175. A very good copy, minor shelfwear. No dust jacket as issued.
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Book number: 46329
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: New York, , Americana, Art, New York, Book Americana

 Devorkin, Joseph.; Neighbors, Dale L., Great Merchants of Early New York: "the Ladies' Mile.
Devorkin, Joseph.; Neighbors, Dale L.
Great Merchants of Early New York: "the Ladies' Mile.
New York, Society for the Architecture of the City, 1987. First edition. Quarter cloth over decorated limp cards, laid on photo. Port. frontispiece, 101 pp. Illus. with approx. 200 b/w photos and drawings. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Inscribed by the author on the half title. Edition limited to 300 copies. The work has historical sketches of many New York retailers that originally opened on the famous "Ladies' Mile," a shopping area that reached from 14th and the Union Square area, up Broadway to 23rd Street in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many stores such as Lord & Taylor, Henri Bendel, F.A.O.Schwarz, and Bergdorf Goodman started here before eventual relocation or closure. Included are contemporary and historical photos and excerpts from original newspaper advertisements for the stores (See City Hall Library Notes, May 2006). As Henry Collins Brown, curator of the Museum of the City of New York in 1892, said "All the world came to Broadway to shop, to dine, to flirt, to find amusement, and to meet acquaintances." Scarce. OCLC locates only 8 copies. Longstreth: Historical Bibliography of Commercial Architecture in the U.S. p 34. A near fine copy, light soiling to wrappers, authors obituary tipped on to half title.
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Book number: 46346
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 161.25 | £UK 138 | JP¥ 26334]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: New York, , Americana, Art, Commerce, Architecture, New York, Department stores Merchants. New York City, Book Americana

 Art Union of Philadelphia. Dewey, George W.; Rothermel, Peter Frederick, Key to Rothermel's Picture of Patrick Henry, Delivering His Celebrated Speech in the House of Burgess of Virginia, in the Year 1765... . [Caption Title]
Art Union of Philadelphia. Dewey, George W.; Rothermel, Peter Frederick
Key to Rothermel's Picture of Patrick Henry, Delivering His Celebrated Speech in the House of Burgess of Virginia, in the Year 1765... . [Caption Title]
Philadelphia, King & Baird, prg. Sansom St. Philada. 1852. First edition. Self wrappers, printed on light green paper. [4 pp]. Illus. with b/w drawings. 4to. Page 1: Key to the figures depicted; p.2: Description of the painting; p.3: Object and Plan of the Institution. Art Union of Philadelphia; p.4: List of Officers; subscribers will receive the engraving. "In the early months of 1851, the managers of the Philadelphia Art Union decided to add a new feature to their plan: to commission annually an original painting from a prominent artist, have it engraved for subscribers, and award it as a prize. The managers of the art union undertook this project because they were, in the words of their resolution, 'deeply impressed with the utility, necessity, wisdom and moral influence of cherishing a national spirit, in the patronage of the Arts of Design, in the United States, and a national pride in the excellence of her living artists.' Perhaps Patterson's call for a truly American art, delivered at the end of December 1850, had helped spark interest in an art that was American in spirit and influence. Rothermel was selected to produce the first of these pictures. By January 1852, the seven-by-six-foot painting of Patrick Henry was complete, and the Art Union Reporter pronounced it a 'splendid effort of genius.' According to this pamphlet, Rothermel's painting commemorates that daring moment in 1765 when Patrick Henry, before the Virginia House of Burgesses, announced his resolutions in opposition to the Stamp Act, the first direct tax levied by the British parliament upon the American colonists who saw it as evidence of tyranny." (Husch: Something Coming: Apocalyptic Expectation and Mid-nineteenth-century American Painting, Univ. New England Press, 2000; pp 147-149). Scarce. OCLC show one, under a different title, at the NY Historical Society Library. There are also copies at the Hist. Soc. of Pennsylvania, UVA, and AAS. About very good, a few stab holes in margin, fore edge slightly rough, worming at inner margin, mainly on the rear and not affecting text, faint creasing.
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Book number: 46014
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 276.5 | £UK 236.75 | JP¥ 45144]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: , Americana, Art, Colonial & Early America, Philadelphia Art Union American Art Circular, Pamphlet Americana

 Eiland, Murray L.; Eiland, Murray, Oriental Carpets; a Complete Guide
Eiland, Murray L.; Eiland, Murray
Oriental Carpets; a Complete Guide
Boston, Little, Brown, 1998. 4th edition. Cloth. 368 pp. 4to. Describes traditional techniques, designs, and materials used in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Middle- and Far-Eastern rugs. 1. Origins and Early History; 2. Construction; 3. Dyes; 4. Design; Ch. 5. Persia; Ch. 6. Turkey; Ch. 7. Central Asia; Ch. 8. The Caucasus; Ch. 9. India and Pakistan; Ch. 10. China; Ch. 11. Eastern Turkestan; Ch. 12. Tibet; Ch. 13. North Africa; Ch. 14. The Balkans. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
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Book number: 46361
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.25 | £UK 39.5 | JP¥ 7524]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: , Art, Asian Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Book

 Flores, Ricardo, [Bound Collection] over 200 Illustrations from "L'Assiette Au Beurre," French Weekly Periodical
Flores, Ricardo
[Bound Collection] over 200 Illustrations from "L'Assiette Au Beurre," French Weekly Periodical
Paris, E. Victor, 1911. Quarter cloth over marbled boards. [~200 pp.]. Illus. with colored & b/w charcoal drawings. 4to. Collection of over 200 color and black & white charcoal drawings from "L'Assiette au Beurre," a French weekly, which ran from 1901 through 1936. Most of the illustrations were drawn by Ricardo Florés. Other artists include Poulbot, Bernard, Hellé, Delannoy, and A. Rapeño. Ricardo Flores (1878-1918) was a French illustrator born who gained fame for his humorous and satirical drawings published in French publications including L'Assiette au Beurre, Clou, Sourire, and Cri de Paris and later became the staff artist for Le Rire. He died during World War I while serving in French Army in Reenes. Numbered issues and pagination are inconsistent throughout the collection, and include: No 402, Décembre 1908 [pp. 593-608]; No 336, Septembre 1907 [pp. 373 - (389)]; No 288, Octobre 1906 [8 pp.] ; No 326, 29 Júin 1907 [pp. 213 - 228 + directory] ; No 511, 14 Janvier 1911 [pp. 673 - 688] ; No 477, 31 Mai 1910 [pp. 129 - 144]; No 439, Aout 1909 [pp.1189 - 1204]; No 278 28 Juillet 1906 [pp. 1113 - 1128]; No 218, 3 Juin 1905 [pp. 145 - 160]; No 291, 27 Octobre 1906 [pp. 1321 - 1336 + directory]; No 281, 18 Aout 1906 [pp. 1161 - 1174] ; No 400, 8 Novembre 1908 [pp. 561-562]; [No 360, 22 Février 1908 [pp.757 - 750; 767-768]; (repeat) No 400, 8 Novembre 1908 [pp. 561 -562]; No 361, 29 Février 1908 [pp. 773- 774]; No 366, 4 Avril 1908 [pp. 17 -out of order]; No 359 15 Février 1908 [pp. 741- 744]; No 351, 21 Décembre 1907 [pp. 613-614] [pp. 627-628]; as well as several out-of-sequence illustrations with no issues attributed. Very good, boards rubbed, several pages separated, many others starting, contents browned and chipped along edges.
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Book number: 45951
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 37 | £UK 31.75 | JP¥ 6019]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Newspapers & Periodicals, Ephemera, , Art, Newspapers & Periodicals, Ephemera, illustrations, French, satire, Book

 [Mayan Art] Gordon, George Byron; Mason, John Alden, eds, Examples of Maya Pottery in the Museum and Other Collections. Parts I-III [All Published]
[Mayan Art] Gordon, George Byron; Mason, John Alden, eds
Examples of Maya Pottery in the Museum and Other Collections. Parts I-III [All Published]
Philadelphia, The University Museum, 1943. First edition. Paper portfolio in later card portfolio with ties. Part I: title page, plates list, 25 plates; Part II: note, plates list, 25 plates; Part III: preface, plates list, 16 plates. 66 illustrations. Folio. Comprised of specimens of pottery from Guatemala, Honduras, British Honduras, Yucatan and Chiapas, Mexico, the work was originally projected to comprise four volumes with 25 plates each, however, due to the death of its editor, George Byron Gordon, shortly before the second volume was published, the project remained incomplete, though the co editor, John Alden Mason continued the work through the middle of volume III, with a total of 66 plates. Most of the watercolor illustrations were by artist Mary Louise Baker (1872-1962). British engraver and printer Emery Walker (1851-1933) produced the collotypes, many in color. Provenance: Lee A. Parsons (1932-1966) archeologist and author of The origins of Maya Art. A superb work, and difficult to find complete. Plates about fine, parts wrapper for second part laid in loose, cover for first part affixed to later black portfolio with wear to spine and repairs to folds, two of three original glassine sheets present.
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Book number: 46002
USD 1500.00 [Appr.: EURO 1382.25 | £UK 1182.75 | JP¥ 225718]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Decorative Arts, , Latin America, Art, Central America, Decorative Arts, Maya pottery, Indian pottery, Central America. Céramique indienne d'Amérique -- Amérique centrale., Book Latin America

 Gorey, Edward, The Sinking Spell
Gorey, Edward
The Sinking Spell
Zurich, Diogenes, {1975). Later printing. Stitched paper wrappers. Unpaged [33 pp.]. Illus. with b/w drawings. Sq. 16mo. Signed by the author on the title page. The third volume of this seven volume reissue which was No 46 of the series Club de Bibliomanen. Distributors sticker on colophon. A near fine copy, faint rubbing on rear wrapper.
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Book number: 41400
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 138.25 | £UK 118.5 | JP¥ 22572]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: , Art, Humor, Book

 Gunsaulus, Helen C., The Japanese Sword and Its Decoration
Gunsaulus, Helen C.
The Japanese Sword and Its Decoration
Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, 1924. First edition. Paper wrappers. 21 pp. Illus. with 4 b/w plates. 8vo. Field Museum Leaflet Number 20. Field Museum Leaflet Number 20. Gunsaulus was the assistant curator of Japanese ethnology at the Field Museum of Natural History. Minor wear along extremities, otherwise fine.
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Book number: 46350
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Arts of Japan, , Asia, Art, Japan, Asian Art, Arts of Japan, Japan, Japanese Swords, Weapons, Pamphlet Asia

 Hawes, Elizabeth, New York, New York: How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City
Hawes, Elizabeth
New York, New York: How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition. Cloth. xv, 285, [1] pp. 8vo. A fascinating study. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
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Book number: 46342
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Keywords: New York, , Americana, Art, Architecture, New York, New York , New York City, Book Americana

 [Japan. Cinema. World War II], [Small Archive of Japanese Movie Stills from the World War II Era]
[Japan. Cinema. World War II]
[Small Archive of Japanese Movie Stills from the World War II Era]
[Japan], 1941. Loose in a black clamshell box. 47 b/w photos. Approximately 6 x 4 inches. One duplicate. Most are group scenes from dramas, a few portraits, a few without characters; subject matter ranges from early historical dramas, to contemporary scenes, to the war and its effects. The dates have been verified on a few, and all fall during the years of the Pacific War, including Tadashi Imai's Tanjiko-mura (1940), "Hanagoyomi hasshojin" (1940) based on the 19th century novel, "Josei hongan" (1940) made in the same year as the novel by Kan Kikuchi, Yasuki Chiba's "Kuso buraku" (1939). The balance of the stills appear to date within approximately the same period. Very good copies with slight curl; some with small edge or corner tears; 23 have the name of the film or featured actors/actresses rubber-stamped on the back, in Japanese.
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Book number: 43024
USD 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 414.75 | £UK 355 | JP¥ 67716]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Photography, Modern Wars, , Art, Asia, Art, Japan, Asian Art, Photography, Modern Wars, Japanese cinema World War II, Photographs Asia

 Kellerman, Regina M., ed, The Architecture of the Greenwich Village Waterfront. An Archival Research Study
Kellerman, Regina M., ed
The Architecture of the Greenwich Village Waterfront. An Archival Research Study
New York, New York University Press, 1098. First edition. Photo-illustrated paper wrappers. v, [1], 138 pp. Folio. 12 x 9 inches. Undertaken for The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. "Most people think that New York City's historic Greenwich Village is totally protected under law as a Historic District. It is not. Inexplicably left out of the designated District and in real jeopardy today for lack of preservation and planning safeguards is the adjoining Village waterfront. This surviving neighborhood of mixed use with its preponderance of nineteenth and turn-of-the-century buildings, its low skyline and open vistas to the sea, extends along the Hudson River from West Houston to West Fourteenth Streets," rear cover. A fine copy.
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Book number: 46347
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: New York, , Art, Architecture, New York, New York City Greenwich Village, Book

 Makhacheva, Taus, [Print] Super Taus and Camel Yasha
Makhacheva, Taus
[Print] Super Taus and Camel Yasha
Kaspiisk, Dagestan, 2014. 33 x 23 1/4 inches. Photographic print on paper. Commissioned by R&D [HOME] Magazine, and photographed by Iman Guseinov. The work is an early example of Taus Makhacheva's alter ego: Super Taus, which the artist often uses in her performance art as contrapuntal gesture for the equilibration of gender forces. Taus Makhacheva (b. 1983 Moscow, Russia) first gained notice at the 57th Venice Biennale with her video installation Tightrope, which showed a tightrope walker carrying copies of paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts as he balanced on a rope. "Her origins often form a starting point for examining the tensions between tradition and modernity and between assimilation and cultural authenticity following the Sovietization of Dagestan. Descended from the Avars, the predominant ethnic group within Dagestan, but born in Moscow, educated in London, and currently splitting her time between Russia and the rest of the world, Makhacheva uses her works to interpret national narrative. While various aspects of this approach might suggest self-colonization, she offsets this charge through her dry humor. She examines the symbolic dimension of cultural life and the relationships between history, politics and popular culture. Her earlier works test the limits of self-identification through the cultural or physical landscape by using experiments with costuming, camouflage, and choreography."(1) "Oftentimes humorous, her works attempt to test the resilience of images, objects and bodies in today's world. In most of her performance-based works, she analyzes "the body as a supporting structure", repeatedly challenged in off limits situations. The artist's alter ego 'Super Taus', engages with her ancestral home of Dagestan, using strength to create provocative and ironic pieces."(2) References: 1. "The Strong Ones, Taus Makhacheva," Galéria HIT, 2019: (www.pilot-projects.info/en/works/the-strong-ones/). 2. www. thearmoryshow.com/info/past-exhibitors/2019/super-taus. 3. Sara Raza: "Punk Orientalism: The Art of Rebellion" ( London: Black Dog Press, 2022). A fine copy.
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Book number: 46237
USD 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 414.75 | £UK 355 | JP¥ 67716]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Prints & Graphics, Women, , Art, Modern Art, Prints & Graphics, Women, Print

 Merritt, Hal, [Two Illustrated Envelopes] Vaudeville Illustrator Decorates His Correspondence to Fellow New-Yorker, Brevoort B. Barr
Merritt, Hal
[Two Illustrated Envelopes] Vaudeville Illustrator Decorates His Correspondence to Fellow New-Yorker, Brevoort B. Barr
Centerport, Long Island, [NY], 1920. 2 envelopes. Illus. with colored drawings. 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. The first illustration depicts a winter scene of a man digging his car out of the snow. The second is of a man shaking hands with a bag of money. The first was the earlier, perhaps a bit before 1920, the second about 1923. Hal Merritt was a famous Vaudeville illustrator; he provided the drawings for Will Cressy's 1914 book, "Continuous Vaudeville," was on the same bill with W.C. Fields, and was known as "the talking cartoonist." for his act "Chalk talks and monologue", where he accompanied his monologues with drawings on stage, The Philadelphia Keith-Albee Theater Manager's Report for June 27th, 1904 notes: "HAL MERRITT-15 mins. in one-Monologuist and mimic, with a little poster drawing. Well known on the circuit. Always makes good here, if not on too late. His poster work seems to go best. Good act." Brevoort Bristol Barr (1869-1964) was a long time New York agent of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Very good, slightly browned edges, illustrations bright and clear.
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Book number: 44173
USD 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 207.5 | £UK 177.5 | JP¥ 33858]
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Keywords: , Americana, Art, Vaudeville, Illustration Americana

 Montgomery, George, ed, Rajput Painting
Montgomery, George, ed
Rajput Painting
New York, Asia House, 1960. First edition. Paper covered boards. 86 pp. + catalogue. Illus. with 85 color & b/w plates. Obl. Sm. 4to. Sherman E. Lee, intro. Exhibition catalogue from Asia House. 85 items described. Bibliography. Very good, boards rubbed, minor soiling to contents.
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Book number: 46325
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Keywords: , Art, Asia, Asian Art, India, India, Asia, South Asia, Indian Art, Asian Art, Indian Miniatures, Rajput Empire, Rajput Painting, Asia

 Nguyet, Tuyet, ed, Arts of Asia. Vol. 16 , No. 5. September-October 1986
Nguyet, Tuyet, ed
Arts of Asia. Vol. 16 , No. 5. September-October 1986
Hong Kong, Tuyet Nguyet, 1986. First edition. Paper wrappers. 144 pp. Illus. with color & b/w photos and reproductions. 4to. Special Japanese Issue. Contents: The Appreciation of Zen Art, by John Stevens; Japanese Potter: Kenji Funaki, by Sir Hugh Cortazzi; Antique Japanese Festival Dolls, by Timothy M. Mertel; Treasures from the Christian Century, by W.H. Tilley; Japanese Cloisonné: Its Craftsmanship and Artistry, by Gerd Lester; The Museum Georges Labit, by Beowulf K. Klebert; more. A fine copy.
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Book number: 46326
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1806]
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Keywords: , Art, Asian Art, Magazine

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