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Brown, Horatio H.

Published by G. A. Baker & Co., New York (1931)

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From: Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: G. A. Baker & Co., New York, 1931. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Gilt-engraved cloth boards. Top edge gilt. 111 pages plus 54 plates. Ageless eye candy. Enough said. Enjoy and may your spirits be cleansed with lucid imagery of the ages, Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 002500

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Brown, William Henry, 1808-1883) Brown, William H.

Published by G.A. Baker & Co.],, [New York (1931)

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Item Description: G.A. Baker & Co.],, [New York, 1931. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Gilt-engraved cloth, t.e.g., [2] + 111 p. + 54 plates (27 full-page tinted plates printed in color facsimile from the original lithographs by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, after Brown's full-length silhouette portraits, mostly from life, and 27 full-page facsimiles of original manuscript letters by the subjects, with tissue guards placed between the portraits and facsimiles). Re-issue of the extremely rare original work published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, Hartford, Connecticut in 1845. A superb facsimile of high quality frequently mistaken for the original. Except for George Washington, all of the subjects were drawn from life. Subjects include John Marshall, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, De Witt Clinton, John Calhoun, Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay, John Tyler, Daniel Webster, John Randolph and others. Ink gift inscription on front free end paper. One of 600 copies printed. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 010642

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Brown, William H.

Published by G. A. Baker, N. Y. (1931)

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From: Classic Book Shop (royal oak, MI, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: G. A. Baker, N. Y., 1931. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Oversize. 111 pages, bound in blue buckram cloth, gilt stamping on the spine and front cover, with cloth internal hinges, light wear to the cover, internally fine, limited to 600 numbered copies, this is an unnumbered copy -- originally published in 1845 -- all plates and tissue guards are present -- see Howes 871 -- photographs of this are available on our website. Bookseller Inventory # 014643

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Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with: BROWN, William Henry

BROWN, William Henry (1808-1883)

Published by E. B. and E. C. Kellogg, Hartford (1846)

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Item Description: E. B. and E. C. Kellogg, Hartford, 1846. Folio. (15 7/8 x 12 inches). 27 tinted lithographed silhouette portraits, 27 tinted lithographed plates of facsimiles of handwriting (some foxing, offsetting and oxidization as usual). Modern half calf and oatmeal cloth First edition of this impressive work, notable for its effective and evocative lithographed portraits of renowned Americans of the antebellum period, each depicted in full-length silhouette profile: "Almost the entire edition was destroyed by fire, and copies are extremely rare" (Harry Peters). All the portraits, except for the George Washington allegorical frontispiece, are based on sketches made from life by Brown, who was widely celebrated for his scissor-cut silhouettes. Brown was born and died in Charleston, South Carolina, but in the interim traveled widely throughout the United States, his fame as a silhouettist gaining him access to many of the country's leading citizens whose profiles Brown took which amazing speed and accuracy. Alice Van Leer Carrick, an authority on silhouettes, notes that, rather than any existing original portraits, the present work is "the real memorial to Brown's genius, [and it is] now almost rarer than any of the silhouettes themselves." Brown prepared the biographical text himself, and the silhouettes (with appropriate tinted backgrounds) were transferred to stone and printed by one of the best known lithographic firms of the period: Kelloggs of Hartford, CT. The result is a valuable historical and visual record, with subjects including John Marshall, John Q. Adams, Richard C. Moore, Andrew Jackson, John Forsyth, William Henry Harrison, John C. Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Richard M. Johnson, Joel Poinsett, Alexander Macomb, Martin Van Buren, Samuel Southard, Henry Clay, Henry Wise, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, Levi Woodbury, Thomas Cooper, Daniel Webster, William White, Silas Wright, Nathaniel Tallmadge, Felix Grundy, Dixon Lewis, and John Randolph. Each portrait is accompanied by another plate displaying a facsimile of the subject's handwriting. According to Peters, "almost the entire edition was destroyed by fire, and copies are extremely rare." Furthermore, the book is often found incomplete with plates lacking; the present example complete with all portraits and plates of handwriting. Cf. Groce-Wallace, Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860 , p. 90; Howes B871 ("b"); cf. Peters, America on Stone , pp., 116-117; Sabin 8578. Bookseller Inventory # 31770

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Brown, William Henry:

Published by Hartford. 1845. (1845)

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Item Description: Hartford. 1845., 1845. 111pp. plus twenty-seven plates and twenty-six facsimiles. Folio. Original half calf and cloth covered boards, gilt pictorial cover, gilt-stamped spine, expertly recased, t.e.g. Slight foxing, but mostly clean and bright. A good copy, lacking the last page of text. An interesting piece of visual biography. This impressively large-scale work is significant for its lithographs of notable Americans of the 1820s, '30s, and '40s, showing the subjects in full-length silhouette profile, standing, against a tinted background, resulting in effective and evocative portraits. Included (after the necessary eulogistic frontispiece dedicated to Washington) are John Marshall, John Q. Adams, Richard C. Moore, Andrew Jackson, John Forsyth, William Henry Harrison, John C. Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Richard M. Johnson, Joel Poinsett, Alexander Macomb, Martin Van Buren, Samuel Southard, Henry Clay, Henry Wise, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, Levi Woodbury, Thomas Cooper, Daniel Webster, William White, Silas Wright, Nathaniel Tallmadge, Felix Grundy, Dixon Lewis, and John Randolph. Each portrait is accompanied by another plate displaying a facsimile of the subject's handwriting, usually in a piece of correspondence. All are based on sketches made from life by Brown. HOWES B871, "b.". Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 28073

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