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PAINTING ON PANEL OF ROMAN NOSE, THE FAMOUS CHEYENNE WARRIOR, IN THE FULL BATTLE REGALIA OF THE ELK SOLDIERS].

Riggs, Robert:

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

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Item Description: [Philadelphia. ca. ]., 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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TRIBAL FANTASY.

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 Upon Incidents in the Mark Twain Novel.

ROCKWELL, NORMAN].

Published by Paris Fernand Mourlot 1972 (1972)

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Item Description: Paris Fernand Mourlot 1972, 1972. 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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Item Description: Mostly from the thirties to the fifties, covering a variety of topics. Among the most exceptional of these is a two page holograph letter of Judy Holliday regarding the ruining of her career in the McCarthy era, Ò.When I came back to L.A., all hell.broke loose. The problem we were discussing that night reared up all over again & twice as violently. I can no longer work on radio or television.future movies look as if they will be paid off and not done.IÕd still like to discuss the script, but I guess it would be a theoretical discussion unless my boss, Mr. Cohen decides to be brave.Ó There are a couple of Pete Seeger letters and an excellent, long two-page typed letter signed from Alan Lomax. Four typed and signed Kurt Weill letters partly concern a song he wrote with MacLeish (with one letter he sends a copy of the music), and discuss a proposed collaboration with Corwin on a play, Ò.What I have in mind is to translate the lose [sic] form of entertainment which you have created for the radio into the terms of the musical theatre.Ó Artist and writer Rockwell Kent begs Corwin to spend the summer at his house upstate, touching briefly on politics. Four letters are from dancer Ted Shawn (one holograph letter to a mutual friend about Corwin), and there is additional correspondence with Howard Fast, Rabbi Stephen Wise, Carl Laemmle (turning him down for a job in 1931); a one page typed letter signed from Nelson Algren submits a two page poem carbon ts. (signed on each page). James Cagney writes Corwin (typed and signed ÒJimÓ) in 1942, ÒJudge Ben Lindsey wrote me asking for a copy of the broadcast.If you will please send one on here I will see that the old guy gets it. If he does, it will be the first time he has ever had an answer from anybody in the movies or radio. HeÕs sore as hell at us, so letÕs cool him off.Ó E.B. White, in a signed one page typed letter (1980), writes, ÒMany thanks for letting me see that fine piece on Sid Perelman. I am happy to find myself in it, here and there. I am glad you used that line about the cow --- a Holbein. It is Perelman at the top of his form, and higher you canÕt get.Ó There are a few other miscellaneous pieces, including a Wilder postcard and a typed letter of Admiral Byrd, apparently to CorwinÕs associates. Bookseller Inventory # 31540

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THE TRAIL OF THE HAWK

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. Close to Fine, lacking the very scarce dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 009649

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The Trail of the Hawk: A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

LEWIS, Sinclair

Published by Harper and Brothers New York (1915) (1915)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers New York (1915), 1915. First Edition in Second Issue dustjacket, ads at rear dustjacket panel differing from those on the first issue wrapper. Norman P. Rockwell dustjacket art. 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. Printed in a relatively small run, this title is perhaps the most difficult to acquire in the publisher's 1915 Norman Rockwell illustrated dustjacket which also constitutes the artist's first contribution to a book. Near Fine with tiny rubbed area to cloth at lower edge of front cover, in a Very Good plus dustjacket, inch closed tear to top edge of front panel, modest foxing to rear panel. Bookseller Inventory # 19650

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Norman Rockwell's Greatest Painting: A Novel

Hollis Hodges

Published by Paul S Eriksson

ISBN 10: 0839764057 ISBN 13: 9780839764052

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Item Description: Paul S Eriksson. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0839764057

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The Trail of the Hawk

LEWIS, Sinclair

Published by Harper and Brothers New York 1915 (1915)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers New York 1915, 1915. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 22698

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Item Description: 1975, 1975. Original signed and numbered Artist Proof, IV / XXXV, of Norman RockwellÕs ÔThe BooksellerÕ with the original Typed Certification Letter from The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Dated August 21, 1975. With ÒA.P. IV / XXXVÓ and RockwellÕs signature ÒNorman RockwellÓ in pencil at the lower margin. The proof measures 11 1/4 inches by 16 inches, with full margins. The certification letter is typed on the Rockwell Museum stationery with the following authentication information: ÒCERTIFICATION / This certifies that the ArtistÕs Proof IV / XXXV, THE BOOKSELLER, is an authentic ArtistÕs Proof, made from the original by Norman Rockwell and that it has been personally signed by him.Ó and is dated August 21, 1975. With some handwritten notes at the bottom, below the typed name of the museumÕs director at the time, David H. Wood. The proof is in fine condition with small and discreet tape reinforcements to the back of the top corners, one of which closes a neat 1/2Ó edge tear. The authentication letter has creases from folding and a bit of wear and ownership notations. The image of ÔThe BooksellerÕ is a sweet depiction of a beautiful young woman admiring the window display being set up by the bespectacled bookseller in his shop. A charming image perfect for framing and displaying in a home library. Bookseller Inventory # 20171E

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Item Description: HICKORY NORTH CAROLINA NC, 1938. Book Condition: Good+. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 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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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 Trail of the Hawk

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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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. --- & --- THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

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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Norman Rockwell: My Adventures as an Illustrator

Rockwell, Norman

Published by Doubleday, NY (1960)

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Item Description: Doubleday, NY, 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. In very good original slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 020136

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Let's give him Enough an On Time

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, MY ADVENTURES AS AN ILLUSTRATOR, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

Rockwell, Norman as told to Thomas Rockwell

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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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Album of Watercolor Illustrations from a World War Two P.O.W. Depicting P.O.W. Theater

Published by Burgeret, Kenya (1943)

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Item Description: Burgeret, Kenya, 1943. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Highly unusual album of original art done by an Italian P.O.W. imprisoned in Africa during World War Two. In a mere twelve leaves the artist depicts the more frivolous, bearable aspect of being a P.O.W., with its drag shows, its food lines, its attempts at normalcy. Rendered with a light touch and great economy, the scenes evoke the musical South Pacific, and the artwork itself has the narrative drive of a Norman Rockwell work, perhaps surprising given that the artist was an Italian. So here we have several depictions of soldiers in drag and other costume. Burguret, where this work was done, was a P.O.W. camp located in Kenya. Although all the works are signed, it is impossible to read the signature. There is a note on the first leaf in which it appears an Italo Puglese is dedicating the album to a Lieutenant Blencome, who "With his generosity he has made my prison days a little more cheerful." The words that follow are illegible and thus undermine a clearcut identification of the parties. Nevertheless, the charm and skill of the drawings are undeniable, and as a contemporary account of life in the camp, whoever was responsible, invaluable. The album binding is heavily soiled. The staples binding the leaves are rusty, and two leaves are loose. Minor toning and soiling to the illustration pages. Oblong album, measuring 10 by 7 inches, 27 by 18 cm. Bookseller Inventory # 001983

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Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator

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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COLLECTION OF 207 ISSUES OF Life MAGAZINE].

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Published by New York. 1893-1905. (1905)

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Item Description: New York. 1893-1905., 1905. 207 issues. Some light wear and soiling. Overall very good. In a set of red half morocco and cloth boxes, spines gilt. Extensive collection of the original LIFE magazine, which began publication in 1883 and ran until 1936, when it was purchased by TIME. In its original incarnation, LIFE was similar to PUCK, being a general-interest periodical with some light humor and many illustrations. Its contributors included some of the leading artists and writers of the day, including illustrators Norman Rockwell and Charles Dana Gibson. This is a significant run of the magazine, with most of the issues from the turn of the century, 1895-1899 and 1901-1902, with a scattering of issues from other years between 1893 and 1905. This collection is very handsomely housed in half morocco boxes. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 46126

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TELL ME WHY STORIES. [The first book illustrated by Norman Rockwell].

SIGNED by Orville Wright) CLAUDY, C. H. Illustrated by Normal Rockwell.

Published by McBride Nast, New York (1913)

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Item Description: McBride Nast, New York, 1913. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. SIGNED BY ORVILLE WRIGHT ON TITLE PAGE without personalization. ALSO WITH SMALL CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY ORVILLE WRIGHT PASTED ON TITLE PAGE The gift card has glue residue. A Very Good+ hardback Second Edition in original brown cloth binding with white lettering spine and front cover, black and white illustration front cover. The first book illustrated by Normal Rockwell with 8 color plates as issued. Mild soil and edge wear covers. Soil and foxing endpapers. Glue residue title page. Housed in custom made half leather and marbled paper claim shell case with raised bands spine, gilt lettering spine. 8vo. 154 pp. Items signed by Orville Wright are Rare, particularly those of a personal nature. Bookseller Inventory # 45995

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THE TRAIL OF THE HAWK [signed by Lewis]: A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life.

Lewis, Sinclair

Published by Harper & Brothers (1915), NY (1915)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers (1915), NY, 1915. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. pp: (iii), 408, (1); color frontispiece by Norman Rockwell, tissue guard. First printing with "Published September 1915" and code H-P on copyright page. Bound in gilt-stamped blue cloth; spine dull. Lacking the dust jacket as usual, else in clean, sound condition. 7.5" x 5" Author's second book. Inscribed and signed on the front free-endpaper: "To C.R. Crowell from a fellow suffragist--and a fellow book-seller / Sinclair Lewis / NY Oct. 25, 1915." [C.R. Crowell ran the Doubleday Page bookshop at Penn Station in New York City.]. Bookseller Inventory # 036153

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POP-UP Paper Engineering. A Collection of 100 almost all Fine, and As-New, Pop-Up Books, mostly published in the US and UK. The majority are from the 1980s and 1990s (a Golden Age for Pop-Up paper-engineering design) a few from the 1970s and 2000s, five from the 1950s and a few quality reproductions from the 1890s.

Raymond Briggs, Lewis Carroll, Norman Rockwell, Jan Pienkowski, David Pelham, Nick Bantock, Ron Van der Meer and Chuck Murphy.

Published by Various publishers.

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Item Description: Various publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Brian Froude, Raymond Briggs, Norman Rockwell, David Pelham, James Diaz, Ron Van der Meer, John Strejan, David Carter, Nick Bantock, Jan Pienkowski, Kees Moerbeek, Marcin Stajewski, Gary Greenburg, (illustrator). A collection of 100 Pop-Up Books and a unique opportunity to acquire some of the best and most effective paper engineering and design from the UK and US, mostly bought new over the last 30 years and never used. There are also a few Vintage pop-ups from the 1950s and a few good reproductions of impressive Victorian editions.The vast majority of the collection has been bought new and never used, so this represents a rare opportunity to acquire superb examples of the paper engineer's and designer's art as issued, and not damaged through use (as is especially the case for those bought for children). Apart from the 6 vintage editions (1950s) which are sold and carefully described with all faults, the newer books have never been used and rarely have any faults. The few that have, are detailed. The great names of paper engineering design are represented as are a wealth of other lesser-known skilled designers and artists. Non-fiction subjects include Space Flight, Oceans, Whales, Bible Stories, Music, Circus, Science and Nightmares. Fiction titles range from Lewis Carroll's Alice through Edward Lear to modern classics like The Snowman and Fungus the Bogeyman. Apart from the US and UK, there are a few examples originating in Russia, Czechoslovakia, Spain and South Korea. Countries of manufacture (often hand-assembled) include Thailand, Mexico, China, Columbia, Ecuador and Malaysia. Shipping is non-standard obviously, and will be at cost, as an indication the total weight of the books and packaging will be approximately 47 kg (104 lb). Insurance at cost. Contact us for payment and delivery options (e.g. local pick-up is possible). We have tried to be as accurate and honest as possible in all cases, however I cannot be responsible for faults not noticed or for faults in manufacture. Some books have only been opened once or twice and some never at all. Full descriptive list available on request. 20% PRICE REDUCTION APPLIED. Bookseller Inventory # 000339

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The American Way Vintage Poster

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. 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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New Rochelle, The City of the Huguenots

NEW ROCHELLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, compilers

Published by New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, New Rochelle (1926)

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Item Description: New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, New Rochelle, 1926. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. Rockwell, Norman (illustrator). First. The following artists have a published color plate which has been signed by each in the bottom margin. The autographers are: Norman Rockwell, Joseph C. Leyendecker, Coles Phillips, Fred Dana Marsh, Orson Lowell, Ernest Albert. Lucius W. Hitchcock, Leon A. Shafer, George T. Tobin, and Walter Beach Humphrey. Also signing the book were Kenneth Clark, who did the photographic illustrations, and Augustus Thomas and James J. Montague, who contributed to the text. All the artists with color plates in this work signed their work, except for Frank Leyendecker and Edward Penfield, who were deceased at the time of publication. Color plates, b/w photo Illus. Thin 8vo, original limp suede. New Rochelle: New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, (1926). First Edition. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 213412

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Typed Letter Signed

ROCKWELL, Norman

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Item Description: 1971. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. ("Norman Rockwell") 1 page, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, May 4, 1971 on his letterhead to Mr. Warner. 10 1/2" x 7 1/4". Fine. In part: "I am delighted that you are going to exhibit the FOUR FREEDOMS - many of the fine arts people and the art critics consider me anything but an artist, so I insist that I be designated as an illustrator - " Rockwell (1894-1978), American painter/illustrator; known for his many cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post (from 1916), principally of American genre scenes. Compare to Ebay #370 592 293 477 priced at $3,999.00. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 611391

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THE LEAGUE OF FRIGHTENED MEN (THE TRUE FIRST EDITION)

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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THE RUBBER BAND (THE TRUE FIRST EDITION)

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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The Four Freedoms: Freedom of Worship; Freedom of Speech; Freedom From Want; Freedom From Fear

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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FOUR FREEDOMS

Rockwell, Norman

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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. Set of Original Poster Prints By Norman Rockwell Very Rare 4 Four posters 40" X 58" Each SOLD AS A SET ONLY. Bookseller Inventory # 30607

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A Northern Christmas Being the Story of a Peaceful Christmas in the Remote and Peaceful Wilderness of an Alaskan Island

Kent, Rockwell

Published by New York: American Artists Group, [1941] (1941)

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Item Description: New York: American Artists Group, [1941], 1941. 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 Most of this appeared in "Wilderness". 12mo. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Original decorated paper boards, slightly darkened at edges, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 40989

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