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Riggs, Robert:

Published by [Philadelphia. ca. 1948]. (1948)

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Item Description: [Philadelphia. ca. 1948]., 1948. Dry pigment, mastic varnish, and alcohol, on panel, 25 x 36 inches. Signed lower right: "Riggs." In fine condition, in a burnished gilt wood frame. This remarkable painting by the well-known artist and illustrator, Robert Riggs, depicts famous Cheyenne warrior Roman Nose in battle, dressed in the full regalia of the Elk Soldier warrior society. A dramatic, powerful image, it is one of a handful of paintings by Riggs. Robert Riggs (1896- 1970) was in his heyday one of the best-known artists and illustrators in the United States. After studies at the Art Students League and service during World War I, Riggs settled in Philadelphia, his home base for the rest of his life. In the 1930s and '40s he rose to national prominence as an illustrator, lithographer, and commercial artist, producing well-known images of boxers and circuses (two life-long obsessions), and of soldiers during World War II. In 1940, around the peak of his career as an illustrator, his drawings commanded $750-$1500 each, and his name was as well-known in the trade as that of Norman Rockwell. But Riggs loathed this commercial work, and after 1950 he slid increasingly into obscurity, although revered by those who knew him in the Philadelphia art world. When he died in 1970, he was almost forgotten. Riggs was never comfortable working in oils or watercolor, preferring dry mediums such as pencil and charcoal. For the few large paintings he created, he employed a technique of blending dry pigments with mastic varnish and alcohol, working on panels he had especially manufactured for his use. This technique, which creates a surface similar to the look of egg tempera, adds to the extraordinary character of Riggs' major compositions. Riggs had a particular fascination with American Indians. In his days of affluence during the Depression and World War II, he formed a major collection of American Indian artifacts. According to his biographer, he owned "an odd and unsettling collection of American Indian artifacts.He was a serious and widely read amateur anthropologist, whose hobby, an expensive one into which he happily poured much of his substantial income.was guided in part by Frank N. Speck of the University of Pennsylvania, a friend who was perhaps the foremost authority then on Indians of the Northeast." This collection played an important part in the creation of the present painting, and particular artifacts depicted are probably based on items in his collection. For example, Riggs owned several of the grisly "finger necklaces" of dried human fingers, one of which Roman Nose wears in the painting. Riggs clearly went to great lengths to make the finely realized details of his painting completely accurate. His own collections and his friendship with Speck aided him in this (Riggs did small drawings of artifacts for several of Speck's publications). Thus, such apparently bizarre details as Roman Nose's body paint are based on Riggs' understanding of the Elk Soldier war regalia, and he has faithfully reproduced what is known of Roman Nose's headdress, which supposedly had magical powers to ward off arrows and bullets. At the same time, the distortions of scale and perspective typical of Riggs' flamboyant paintings are fully in evidence. Roman Nose, a celebrated Northern Cheyenne warrior, was an apt subject for Riggs' heroic portrait. According to the ANB, "His contemporaries described [Roman Nose] as being over six feet in height and possessing great physical powers. A man of fine character, quiet and self- contained, he was held in high esteem by all the Cheyennes.and was so renowned among whites that they credited him with being a leader in a number of engagements in which he did not participate." He became active in fighting against whites only after the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, most notably the Platte Bridge fight in 1865, along Powder River the same year, and in harassing railroad construction in 1866 and 1867. Refusing to participate in the Medicine Lodge peace. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 28902

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Riggs, Robert:

Published by [Philadelphia. ca. 1949]. (1949)

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Item Description: [Philadelphia. ca. 1949]., 1949. Dry pigment, mastic varnish, and drying alcohol, on panel, 25 x 36 inches. Signed lower right: "Robert Riggs." In fine condition, in a burnished gilt wood frame. Fantastical painting by Robert Riggs, showing two Indian warriors performing the Sun Dance, the first with ropes attached to piercings on his chest, and the second attached by piercings at his eyelids. Buffalo skulls also swing from ropes attached to the dancers, while they hold feather-covered leather shields. Blood streams from all their piercings. In classic Riggs style, each bead on the moccasins of the dancers is picked out clearly, and the painting is thick with Native details. Robert Riggs (1896-1970) was in his heyday one of the best-known artists and illustrators in the United States. After studies at the Art Students League and service during World War I, Riggs settled in Philadelphia, his home base for the rest of his life. In the 1930s and '40s he rose to national prominence as an illustrator, lithographer, and commercial artist, producing well-known images of boxers and circuses (two life-long obsessions), and of soldiers during World War II. In 1940, around the peak of his career as an illustrator, his drawings commanded $750-$1500 each, and his name was as well-known in the trade as that of Norman Rockwell. But Riggs loathed this commercial work, and after 1950 he slid increasingly into obscurity, although revered by those who knew him in the Philadelphia art world. When he died in 1970, he was almost forgotten. Riggs was never comfortable working in oils or watercolor, preferring dry mediums such as pencil and charcoal. For the few large paintings he created, he employed a technique of blending dry pigments with mastic varnish and alcohol, working on panels he had especially manufactured for his use. This technique, which creates a surface similar to the look of egg tempera, adds to the extraordinary character of Riggs' major compositions. Riggs had a particular fascination with American Indians. In his days of affluence during the Depression and World War II, he formed a major collection of American Indian artifacts. According to his biographer, he owned "an odd and unsettling collection of American Indian artifacts.He was a serious and widely read amateur anthropologist, whose hobby, an expensive one into which he happily poured much of his substantial income.was guided in part by Frank N. Speck of the University of Pennsylvania, a friend who was perhaps the foremost authority then on Indians of the Northeast." This collection played an important part in the creation of the present painting, and particular artifacts depicted are probably based on items in his collection. Riggs clearly went to great lengths to make the finely realized details of his painting completely accurate. His own collections and his friendship with Speck aided him in this (Riggs did small drawings of artifacts for several of Speck's publications). Thus, such details as the figures' elaborate body paint are based on Riggs' understanding of the Native American traditions and practices at work in the ceremony. At the same time, the distortions of scale and perspective typical of Riggs' flamboyant paintings are fully in evidence. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 48574

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Huckleberry Finn. Eight Signed Color Lithographs Based

Published by Fernand Mourlot, Paris (1972)

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Item Description: Fernand Mourlot, Paris, 1972. Rockwell, Norman (illustrator). One of only 200 suites of full-color, 25 by 19 3/4-inch lithographs based on the artist's illustrations for the 1940 Heritage Press edition of the Twain classic. When he was commissioned in 1935 to illustrate the Press's new editions of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, Rockwell visited Hannibal, Missouri, to get a feel for the place where Twain grew up. Expecting urban sprawl to have made the town unrecognizable as the place Twain wrote about, Rockwell found exactly the opposite to be true. In his autobiography, he commented that Hannibal had turned Mark Twain into a kind of cottage industry by naming everything from markets to hotels to barber shops after him. Today, that list would include the Mark Twain Museum, where a number of Rockwell's own paintings for Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer hang on display.It is fitting that Rockwell, whose genius lay in his ability to portray an idealized vision of small-town America, and whose paintings often featured children, should have illustrated Huck Finn, the quintessential American coming-of-age tale. At the same time, it is perhaps a surprise that a man who admitted an aversion to life's rougher, seedier aspects would illustrate a novel with such an unsavory cast of characters including murderers, swindlers, drunkards, and thieves. This suite of illustrations, then, represents an intriguing union of two visionary artists whose varying, though essentially sympathetic, depictions of the American experience endure to this day. The eight illustrations in this suite include: "Then Miss Watson took me in the closet and prayed"; "Jim got down on his knees"; "Miss Mary Jane"; "My hands shook"; "Your eyes is lookin'"; "Then for three minutes, or maybe four"; "There warn't no harm in them"; and "When I lit my candle." All are printed on handmade Velin d'Arches paper and signed by the artist in a bold hand in the lower right corner. Housed in a tan canvas portfolio with tie straps. Portfolio with the usual "Huckelberry" misspelling to the front cover. Prints and portfolio very fine. (Claridge, pp.258-260). Bookseller Inventory # 20978

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The Atlantic Charter and the Four Freedoms

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Item Description: 1942. Schoor, Jos. (illustrator). Original painting, measuring 29 3/4 by 21 1/2 inches, matted and framed. The subject of the painting is the text of the Atlantic Charter, a joint declaration made by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on August 14, 1941 that provided a framework for U.S. and British war, and post-war, goals. The Charter formed the basis for the charter of the modern United Nations. The text is written here in fine calligraphy with red and gold initials. The headings for the eight parts are in blue on a pink ground, and tiny versions of the flags for each of the Allies who signed the Charter are finely wrought in full color. At the end of the text, the title is flanked by excellent miniature portraits of Roosevelt and Churchill. Along the right side of the Charter are four paintings representing the Four Freedoms. In his State of the Union address on January 6, 1941, Roosevelt put forward four essential human rights that all people should enjoy: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. These fundamental freedoms were incorporated into the Atlantic Charter and entered the cultural zeitgeist, inspiring a wealth of artistic expression, most famously the series of paintings by Norman Rockwell. Arthur Szyk also produced a quadriptych of the Four Freedoms, and murals depicting the freedoms grace government and private buildings throughout the United States. This painting was completed a year before Rockwell's series appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post and was executed by Jos. (possibly Joseph) Schoor, about whom we could find no information but who is certainly accomplished in his craft. The four richly detailed scenes show representations of the Four Freedoms: an orator enjoying the freedom of speech; a crowd entering a house of worship and exercising their freedom of religion; a farmer free from want gathering hay; and an allegorical female figure with a sword ready to defend the innocent from war, famine, and death, guarding the freedom from fear. The striking images feature strong lines and bold colors reminiscent of the paintings of Rockwell Kent and Edward Hopper. The Charter and Freedoms are bounded by a multi-colored triple border, also painted by Schoor. The whole has been professionally framed and matted and is in fine condition. Altogether a well-executed response to a world-changing vision of the future. (Frame measures 38 1/4 by 30 1/4 inches). Bookseller Inventory # 26904

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LEWIS, Sinclair

Published by Harper (1915), New York (1915)

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Item Description: Harper (1915), New York, 1915. Hardcover. First Edition. Second book to appear under Lewis's name. The frontispiece by Norman Rockwell is one of his first illustrations in a book. This copy SIGNED by the author with an exceptional INSCRIPTION on the front free endpaper: "When the trail of those/mild hawks (chicken=/hawks, or sparrow=/hawks, or possibly/mouse=hawks) lead/them to St. Augustine,/Florence Eckert took/them in + found/North Beach for them/+ in thanks they/give (very inexpensive/+ sensible g-ft)/Mrs. and Mr./Sinclair Lewis/Jan 1916." With Florence Eckert's signature and attractive bookplate on the front pastedown. The best inscription, and the only one to incorporate the title, we have seen for this early and comparatively unsuccessful book by Lewis, selling only about 6500 copies. Gilt lettering a little dull. Close to Fine, lacking the very scarce dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 009649

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Galapagos Islands) Dickerman, Don

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Item Description: 1925. 261 original photographs measuring 4-1/2 x 2-3/4 in. laid down onto 46 leaves. Oblong 8vo. A PIRATE SETS SAIL ON WILLIAM BEEBE'S EXPEDITION. Under the auspices of the New York Zoological Society, the Arcturus departed New York and sailed via the Sargasso Sea, the Cocos Islands and finally to the Galapagos. Dickerman's official capacity was as assistant artist to the expedition, a role which he carried out with distinction - but he was an outsized presence onboard.Dickerman, a restauranteur and artist became obsessed with pirates in high school, an interest which never waned. He took every opportunity to dress as them (Norman Rockwell, Dickerman's room mate at art school, painted him in full pirate garb), collected pirate relics, and his restaurant on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village was called The Pirate's Den. In 1924, he even successfully campaigned New York mayor J.F. Hylan for William Kidd's posthumous pardon. This expedition was almost certainly the fulfilment of a life long dream.A taste of Dickerman is found in Beebe's account of the expedition, The Arcturus Adventure, where he describes Dickerman in search of treasure on the Cocos Islands: "Our atavistic pirate threw his tiny Panama dugout and paddle overboard, dived after, baled it, crawled in, and sped shoreward, in the same spirit with which a pilgrim comes within sight of the Kaaba. No devotee ever climbed the 72 steps of St. Anne de Beaupre with more reverence than Don Dickerman, tumbled ashore by the breakers, crept up the pebbly beach" (p224). In what is otherwise a very sober account of the expedition, Dickerman provides two highlights, the first as described, the second when involved in catching a giant manta ray: "Assembling every weapon, legitimate and otherwise, the Arcturus afforded, they set out in a tiny row boat and made good." The legitimate weapon was a harpoon, the other a baseball bat. The album covers the entire excursion, leaving New York harbor, photos of the Arcturus, the crew at work and play, as well as plenty of wildlife. There are several shots of the giant manta ray and of Dickerman in his boat scrambling ashore on the Cocos Islands. It was clearly a happy six months for the crew and the shots of them dressed as pirates seem entirely appropriate.It was a high-profile expedition, reports of its progress were regularly published in newspapers, and there was much interest in Beebe's use of an underwater diving helmet. Furthermore, it was here that the El Nino phenomenon was first documented. Dickerman contributed two illustrations to The Arcturus Adventure: plate III "Young Fish taken at the Surface in Mid-ocean" and the charming "Unscientific Map of the Cocos Islands."The album comes from the Dickerman family collection. William Beebe, The Arcturus Adventure (NY, 1926); Howgego III, B14; "Again They Dig for Captain Kidd's Gold" in New York Times Magazine, 21 December 1924, p.2 In a contemporary card album, corners chipped 261 original photographs measuring 4-1/2 x 2-3/4 in. laid down onto 46 leaves. Oblong 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 303873

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The Trail of the Hawk: LEWIS, Sinclair

LEWIS, Sinclair

Published by Harper and Brothers New York 1915 (1915)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers New York 1915, 1915. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition, Advance Review Copy in original limp red cloth, paper spine label, Sept. 1915, H-P code at copyright page. "Advance Copy" stamped at title page. Extremely scarce advance copy of this early Lewis novel, which has not appeared at auction in many years. Norman Rockwell frontis. Lewis's extremely elusive third book and only second novel under his own name. Although not a critical or popular success, The Trail of the Hawk provides important insight into Lewis's development as a writer, a craft he would later demonstrate his mastery of in such works as Babbitt, Main Street, and Elmer Gantry. Nearly Very Good, cloth mostly split along front spine edge, first few pages almost detached from text block, piece of scotch tape at top rear spine edge. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 22698

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Item Description: HICKORY NORTH CAROLINA NC, 1938. Book Condition: Good+. On offer is a super, original manuscript archive of three [3] handwritten diaries by Eugenia Vasseur Ivey later Bivens [b. April 29th, 1919, d. January 20, 2011] who worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] beginning in 1942 for 35 years. [Her sister Virginia also worked with the FBI.] The books are all 5-year diaries dated 1938-1943 [nearly full], 1944-1948 [2/3rds full] and the last only for 1949 and about half full. Prior to her work at the FBI she attended college and taught and she may have also been a hotel clerk. While each year is not full this archive shines on a number of levels given that she writes during the war years, travels a fair bit, dates a lot and sometimes interesting things happen to her like meeting Norman Rockwell and getting his autograph. As a home front diary she notes blackouts, air raids, gas rationing and much more relating to life during the war. What may be of particular interest to historians and collectors of FBI material was the fact that she was a super diarist detailing her duties, her contacts, her bosses and matters from the mundane to bank robberies. We learn she quit the FBI over a transfer dispute but they came back to her months later asking her to come back which she did. We also note that she met her husband Winfred Lee 'Wint' Bivens at the FBI. She went from and average typist to a respected clerical employee and her test results and other works were highly commended it seems. Here are snippets of the early years: 1942 "March 11th, Mother went to her club. I get supper. Heard that Elbert is worse so I call off my bridge club I was to have Thursday night. Elbert has Hodgkin's disease, no cure. Went to his stomach. Has been having treatments at Duke for it about 3 years March 12th, Mother called me at school to tell me Elbert Ivey (my 1st cousin) died last night. Had busy day at school and company all afternoon after I got home. I went up to A. Blanches and helped in house from 7 to 9:30. So many flowers. He was only 42 years old. Has two sons, 5, 3. Married Isabelle Parker. Certainly so sad .June 7th, Va. and I got up at 6:00 and did final packing car. By 8 boys came over and had breakfast with us. At 9:00 Va. And I left home by car for Silver Bay. I hated to leave mother and daddy. They helped us so to get off. We drove over Mts. all day and went over 45 and got 350 miles to Weston. West Va. By 9:30 at night. Beautiful dinner. Had no trouble. Had nice tourist home for night. Car ok. Jack and Dick were to leave after us going to Asheville and Smokey Mountains and then to Columbia S.C .June 14th, Rained all day. I got up about 8 and went to work at front desk. Tom Helde is here for 2 weeks so he showed me a lot of things about job. I had afternoon off so I unpacked and straightened room. At night I worked until 11:00. Don Mac Naughton is back to be head desk clerk when Tommy H. leaves then a new boy is on other shift. I think I will like my job fine .June 15th, I slept late as I had morning off. I worked in afternoon and night as Student Conference of 125 came in. It wasn't too bad registering the people. Most came by bus and train. I worked until 12:00 getting cash report made up and everything . September 9th, we got up early. Raining but we packed the car. Ate about 8 and went and told everyone goodbye. Left at 9:30. Beautiful drive even in rain. I drove into NY City at 6:00 P.M. Had room at Taft Hotel. At 8 Dick came and took Va. and I to Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe. The show was so good. Jack had to work so could not get off. All bright lights are out in NY these days September 17th, Va. Mother and I went to Charlotte. We interviewed by FBI man and he offered us jobs in office in Washington. I also saw Bell Tel. man, offered me job at $70 per month but that is too low. Va. wants to go to Washington. I don't. But we have to have physical exams and they have to investigate. September 23rd, Cut out red plaid skirt and black jacket. Neighbors came in and sat and talk. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0001626

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Kingman, Dong and Kingman, Helena Kuo

Published by New York (1963)

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Item Description: New York, 1963. Spiral bound. Book Condition: Very good. First Edition. An illustrated, story-board style mock-up for a travel book illustrated by American Watercolorist Dong Kingman and written by his wife Helen. Dong Kingman was born Dong Moy Shu in Oakland, California in 1911. After gaining national recognition at a 1936 San Francisco exhibition, Kingman would become one of America's leading watercolorists and a pioneer of the California Style School of painting. He painted extensively for the Works Project Administration and served with Norman Rockwell, Ben Shahn, and Stuart Davis as a faculty member at the Famous Artists Painting School in Westport, Connecticut. Today his works are held by over 50 major museums.This manuscript is a "Suggestion for a Travel Book," "to be built around entertaining, informative, light humorous tales in words (Mrs. Helene Kuo Kingman) and pictures (Dong Kingman), covering some 12 to 16 major cities in three continents, reported with very personal point-of-view of about 20 pages each, with special emphasis on Dong Kingman's watercolors and inimitable free line black and white drawings." KIngman was renowned for his vibrant and colorful depictions of 20th century urbanism, which were seen as a fusion of his Asian roots with Western Modernism. The book conceptualized here seems to honor Kingman's heritage while celebrating the globalized perspective and energy he gained through painting. Ten examples of original artwork by Kingman depict his chaotic, brightly colored interpretations of Western and Eastern Cities, including Paris, New York, London, Bombay, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. The text pages, meanwhile, describe Kingman as a youth who "found it easier to draw pictures on the sidewalk than recite Confucius," who painted so that "his rice bowls were filled," "keeping his body and soul together" in his cloistered bay area neighborhood. The narrative then seems to transition into a celebration of global urbanism seen through the eyes of one lucky enough to leave San Francisco bay and greatly expand his perspective by traveling the world.36 x 32 cm, spiral bound album; 19 leaves contain clippings, typed text, original art, and manuscript, plus an additional seven pages of text stapled in. Contents are stapled or held under laminate. There are two vibrant and original watercolors that capture the freedom of travel, each depicting Dong and Helena on a Chinese-style Junk peering through telescopes with kites flying overhead. Six original pen and ink drawings depict energetic street scenes in Paris, Lourdes (France), Rome and Hong Kong. The rest of the contents consist of twelve pages of text and twenty-one clippings or sections from newspaper articles and magazines about Kingman. Light musty odor. Bookseller Inventory # 1216

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Item Description: 1941. and inscribed "Faithfully yours" below Rockwell's drawing in the space left by the cartoonist of one of the dogs for which Rockwell was famous, someone has tied a tin can to the dog's tail, the string winding round Rockwell's signature, and showing Rockwell full length, full face, his hand resting on the top of the drawing, his jacket, trousers, suede shoes and enormous bow tie all cleverly picked out in real cloth, laid down on the back of the mount is an excellent newspaper obituary of Rockwell, showing him at work, the cartoon 10" x 7¾" on mount 15½" x 11¾", no place, Rockwell was famous for his world of small town American life and the covers he drew for the Saturday Evening Post. The dog is probably his own dog, Butch, who appeared in many of the artist's illustrations in the 1940s and 1950s. The dog was even present in one of Rockwell's most important series of four drawings, Four Seasons (1948). Bookseller Inventory # 54074

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. --- &: TWAIN. MARK.; Rockwell.

TWAIN. MARK.; Rockwell. Norman. Illustrates.

Published by The Heritage Press. New York.,1940 (1940)

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Item Description: The Heritage Press. New York.,1940, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Illustrated Edition. TWO VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. Large 8vo. (9.6 x 6.5 inches). Each volume is illustrated with Eight full colour tipped-in plates, and several small line drawing vignettes at the start of each chapter, by Norman Rockwell. Fine, crisp and clean copies. Finely bound in recent full dark red morocco bindings by Maurin. Spines with two raised bands, each decorated with wavy gilt tooling. Ruled borders and lettering to the top two, smaller, compartments, elaborate decoration to the large bottom one, all in gilt. Triple gilt ruled border on boards. Top edges gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Red silk bookmarks. Fine, beautifully bound, copies of these wonderful illustrated editions.: Bookseller Inventory # 8124

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Venezia, Mike

Published by Childrens Pr (2000)

ISBN 10: 051627158X ISBN 13: 9780516271583

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Item Description: Childrens Pr, 2000. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87479753

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ROCKWELL, Norman

Published by U. S. Government Printing Office, New York (1942)

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Item Description: U. S. Government Printing Office, New York, 1942. This original World War II-era poster shows a side profile of a soldier in the middle of shooting a water cooled machine gun in the darkness. It was produced as a work incentive on the home front. The poster is in very good condition and mounted on linen. Original folds slightly visible. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was an illustrator and painter and his subject matter and style came to epitomize American everyday life in the 20th century. This is a scarce poster and a classic Rockwell image. Poster. Color lithograph. Image measures 28 x 40 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 248621

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Norman Rockwell Illustrator. Preface by Dorothy Canfield: ROCKWELL, Norman.) GUPTILL,

ROCKWELL, Norman.) GUPTILL, Arthur L.

Published by New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc, 1946 (1946)

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Item Description: New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc, 1946, 1946. Quarto. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket. Cloth partially discoloured, a few spots to rear pastedown. An excellent copy in a rubbed and chipped price-clipped jacket. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author and with his original ink drawing of a dog in a bow tie smoking a pipe. Rockwell's inscription is written on the front free endpaper, directly beneath the drawing, and reads: "Best wishes to the Hirschys, sincerely, Norman Rockwell". Laid in is a colour reproduction printed on card of Rockwell's "Friend in Need". Bookseller Inventory # 103298

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KENT, Rockwell

Published by Amalgamated Union Label LIP & BA, New York (1936)

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Item Description: Amalgamated Union Label LIP & BA, New York, 1936. First Edition. One of Kent's politically-motivated productions, this announcing a three-part lecture delivered by Socialist Norman Thomas, C. Hathaway, and John C. Lawson, President of the Vermont Federation of Labor, held on Friday, March 27, 1936. The lectures and this poster were in response to the Procter Marble Company's attempt to evict striking marble workers and their families from company housing. The illustration here, "drawn in a big hurry--it had to be," shows a woman and her four children, including a babe in arms, looking back at their retreated footsteps leading to a pile of abandoned furniture, including a bed, table, armoir, and chairs. Below the group of figures Kent has written "In the Name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress." Original poster, offset lithographed in black on white stock, measuring 56x37cm. (22 x 14.5"). Dustsoiling to extremities, fairly discrete tape repair to verso extremities, a few small, shallow losses to corners and left-hand edge, none affecting image. Good and sound. Bookseller Inventory # 26167

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Item Description: Very rare set of four poster prints by Rockwell, printed by US Government Printing Office in 1943 for a BUY WAR BONDS promotion. Prints are numbered OWI #43-46, measure 40"x58" and are in Good used condition with light marks of wear. All have been folded many years and show wear along folds, paper fragile in places, beginning to show closed tears along folds in several places. Original envelope NOT included. Prints sold AS IS. Most have single or double nail holes in all four corners where once hung, one print has small chips on corners, one print with a few small brown stains at corners. There are a couple of small tears along edges. Will look great, either archivally framed or archivally mounted. Bookseller Inventory # 30607

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LEWIS, Sinclair

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1915)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. With a frontispiece by Norman Rockwell (one of his first illustrations to appear in a book). First Edition. INSCRIBED by Sinclair Lewis: "To H.V. Korner / with a world of / gratitude for the / way in which he / made 'Our Mr. / Wrenn' his / Mr Wrenn! Sinclair Lewis / August 31, 1915." Original blue cloth, spine lettering a little rubbed, but still a very nice copy. Lacks the rare DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 6140

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Buechner, Thomas S.

Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (1970)

ISBN 10: 0810904527 ISBN 13: 9780810904521

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Item Description: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Rockwell, Norman (illustrator). Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Norman Rockwell inscribed bookplate attached to FFEP. Included is also a letter dated Nov. 16, 1971 from Mr. Rockwell to book owner, signed by Mr. Rockwell. And, included is a hand-written note from Mr. Rockwell, undated but references it was written on the last day of the Saturday Evening Post (1969). Book is clean throughout. DJ has some overall dust soiling. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # 023781

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Rockwell, Norman as told to Thomas Rockwell

Published by Curtis Publishing (1979)

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Item Description: Curtis Publishing, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Illustrations. 205 pages. FINE in NEAR FINE protected but price-clipped jacket. LARGE HEAVY volume will require extra postage. Bookseller Inventory # JR316

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Buechner, Thomas S and N Rockwell

Published by Harry N. Abrams (1970)

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Item Description: Harry N. Abrams, 1970. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Norman Rockwell (illustrator). First Edition. No marks or writing, clean tight binding;; leather; slipcase covered same marbled paper as; edges and corners rubbed, chipping of; EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED;; SIGNED by Norman Rockwell and T Buechner, collotype No. F/87, 1100 copies; PLUS a SIGNED dated (10. 8. 74) letter on Rockwell's stationary (embossed 6 x 8) which is a reply to the owner's question about his pictures; many tipped in color illustrations with fold-outs. Images available of book and letter; ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 328 pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator Very Good full padded blue leather spine label, marbled endsheets endsheets, orange guide ribbon paper and minor chipping of leather on side. Bookseller Inventory # 5410

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ROCKWELL, Norman.

Published by ca. 1944. (1944)

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Item Description: ca. 1944., 1944. 70 x 53 cm. Mit Holzrahmen 83 x 67 cm. Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 4,50. Most famous original coloured Picture-Poster by Rockwell "The American way" including old styled frame. Poster shows an originally "Saturday evening Post" cover. OCLC locates no copy, not in the Government Publications Departement of Nothwestern Universities Library's collections. Beautiful item. In Near fine/Very good plus condition. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 14630AB

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Stout, Rex & Dempsey, Jack & Fitzgerald, F. Scott & Lewis, Sinclair & Marquand, J. P. & Train, Arthur

Published by The Saturday Evening Post / The Curtis Publishing Company (1935)

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Item Description: The Saturday Evening Post / The Curtis Publishing Company, 1935. First Edition. THE LEAGUE OF FRIGHTENED MEN in Saturday Evening Post from 6-15-1935 through 7-20-1935, first edition, 6 volumes complete, all in full color pictorial wraps (one having a Norman Rockwell cover and another a cover by J. C. Leyendecker) with one issue being a vg copy while the others are vg+/near fine copies. Also contains the original work of Jack Dempsey, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, J. P. Marquand, Arthur Train, et.al. The true first edition of this, the 2nd Nero Wolfe title. Rare thus and much more difficult to locate than the most definitely later book format. Perhaps your only chance to procure this scarce offering. Bookseller Inventory # 08859

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Stout, Rex & Marquand, J. P. & Tarkington, Booth & Rosenbach, A.S.W. & Mack, Connie

Published by The Saturday Evening Post / The Curtis Publishing Company (1936)

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Item Description: The Saturday Evening Post / The Curtis Publishing Company, 1936. First Edition. THE RUBBER BAND in Saturday Evening Post from 2-29-1936 through 4-4-1936, first edition, 6 volumes complete, all in full color pictorial wraps (one having a Norman Rockwell cover) an occasional light stain to the spine or slight wear, but all issues are vg+ and/or better copies. Also contains the original work of Booth Tarkington, Connie Mack, J. P. Marquand (3 installments of the the second Mr. Moto novel), A.S.W. Rosenbach, et.al. The true first edition of this, the 3rd Nero Wolfe title. Rare thus and much more difficult to locate than the most definitely later book format. Perhaps your only chance to procure this scarce offering. Bookseller Inventory # 08860

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Published by Harveys Books

ISBN 10: 185841038X ISBN 13: 9781858410388

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Item Description: Harveys Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 185841038X

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Rockwell, Norman

Published by Office of War Information. US Government Printing Office, Washington DC (1943)

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Item Description: Office of War Information. US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1943. Poster. Book Condition: Fine. Complete set of the Norman Rockwell posters printed by the Office of War Information. 20 x 28 inches. Posters are folded as mailed by the OWI. In the original mailing envelope, postmarked San Francisco, May 29, 1943. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 72613

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Rockwell, Norman

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Item Description: SIGNED. 16" x 12". Suite of 4 color lithographs printed on Arches paper. Each print is signed by Norman Rockwell in the lower right corner. Four signed prints from an artist whose artistic contributions were often symbols of American culture. Bookseller Inventory # 45425

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A Northern Christmas Being the Story of: Kent, Rockwell

Kent, Rockwell

Published by American Artists Group, New York (1941)

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Item Description: American Artists Group, New York, 1941. Most of this appeared in "Wilderness". Most of this appeared in "Wilderness" Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. 1 vols. 12mo. Illustrated Christmas 1941 Inscription, Just after Pearl Harbor. Book Number One in the series of the American Artists Group Gift Books, inscribed by Kent on the flyleaf to his friends, Jessie and Norman Barr:"To Jessie and Norman [pen-and-ink drawing of a bar]"[pen-and-ink drawing of candlelight] for a Merry Christmas"[drawing of V - for Victory] for a Happy New Year"from the Kents"1941"Norman Barr (1908-1992) was an artist and friend of the Rockwell Kents. Original decorated paper boards, slightly darkened at edges, else fine Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. 1 vols. 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 40989

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Signed* Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator (Deluxe: Thomas S. Buechner;

Thomas S. Buechner; Norman Rockwell

Published by Harry N Abrams (1970)

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Item Description: Harry N Abrams, 1970. Leather. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. ISBN (0810904527) This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Norman Rockwell & Thomas S. Buechner on the limitation page. This copy is G/96 of 1100 copies. VG+ Full padded blue leather with marbled endpages & a leather paste on spine title, in a G leather edged slipcase with similarly marbled sides. Lacking the collotype, (which would have been type G) as is the usual case for a copy of this book. Rubbing and wear to the slipcase which has done a marvelous job as there is only the slightest wear to a few spots of the book within. With hundreds of illustrations, many tipped-in color plates and many fold-outs. * * * * * {Any images shown next to the listing that have our 'aCastleofBooks' watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. All items subject to prior sale.}. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 024950

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Paul Klee (SIGNED BY IMPORTANT KLEE COLLECTOR): Grohmann, Will

Grohmann, Will

Published by editions Cahiers d'Art, Paris (1929)

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Item Description: editions Cahiers d'Art, Paris, 1929. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. NF copy with slight darkening along edges, 1st edn, French text, 248/900cc, ill, xxvii + b/w 84 plates. Name of Helen Resor on fep. She was an American advertising executive, one of the first women to plan national ad programs and the first (before 1920) to hire artists (i.e., Norman Rockwell and Edward Steichen) to work on advertising campaigns. She acquired many Klee paintings and her collection included, in addition to decorative arts, work by Salvador, Dali, Balthus (Baltusz Klossowski de Rola), Picasso, and Marie-Hélène Vieira da Silva. She had a Wyoming home designed by Mies van der Rohe and was on the board at MOMA in the late 1930s. Nesor was active in the suffragette movement and fought for women's rights, helping young women pursue advertising careers. Her name in blue pencil. Nice association. Inscribed/ Signed by VIP othe. Bookseller Inventory # 112543

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Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue: Moffatt, Laurie Norton

Moffatt, Laurie Norton

Published by Stockbridge: Norman Rockwell Museum (1986)

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Item Description: Stockbridge: Norman Rockwell Museum, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Limited Edition. Two volumes (complete), 4to., bound in quarter blue morocco and linen boards lettered in gilt; publisher's linen slipcase. Deluxe edition. One of 200 specially bound copies, signed by Norman Rockwell's wife [Together with] "Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue" (Stockbridge: Norman Rockwell Museum, 1986). Two volumes, 4to., blue cloth lettered in gilt; publisher's slipcase. First trade edition. Pristine copies of the definitive catalogue raisonne of Rockwell's work. shipping extra. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10989874151

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