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Engravings by... A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the...

Engravings by... A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the end of the year 1927 with a complete Chronological List of Engravings and a Preface by the Artist.

by Gill, Eric.

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4to. Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. 4to, (xii), 49, (5) pp. Frontispiece and 103 plates showing 147 engravings. Original black cloth, gilt vignette to upper cover, hinges cracked but the covers still firmly attached by the ties. In a new quarter calf folding box. § Limited to 400 copies from a total edition of 490, this copy not numbered. Gill's own copy with his bookplate, and filled with corrections and annotations to the List of Engravings, plus a marginal note to his Introduction. The Prospectus for this work is loosely inserted, with Gill's pencil calculations to the final page as to how much money each variant of the edition will bring in - a total of £3,192, plus a press cutting and a couple of other pieces of ephemera inserted as well. The ultimate copy of a scarce title - the first collection of Gill's work, including his magnificent illustrations for several Golden Cockerel Press books as well as designs for the St. Dominic's Press and many other ephemeral pieces. Gill's Preface sets… Read More
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Hand-made Torchon Lace Sample Book, manufactured by JOHN H. CLARKE. (Real lace), 1800s, Chefoo...
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Hand-made Torchon Lace Sample Book, manufactured by JOHN H. CLARKE. (Real lace), 1800s, Chefoo (YanTai) N. China: exporters, importers and manufacturers. Hand-Made laces,lace

by JOHN H. CLARKE

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Notice: Real lace samples, not pictures. Real lace made in Chefoo, China in 1800s. The manufacturer was JOHN H. CLARKE who was in China in 1800s.
about 266 real lace samples as shown, several of them missing.
Some words on the cover are faded, but still can be recognized, they are as following:
Hand-made Torchon lace
sample book---------manufactured by JOHN H. CLARKE
Chefoo, N. China---------
exporters, importers and manufacturers of ****** *** Hand-Made laces,lacegoods, hair nets,embroideryto all Designs and sizes of very best quality,Strawbraids etc.****** address Chefoo
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ARABIC PALEOGRAPHY, A COLLECTION OF ARABIC TEXTS FROM THE FIRST CENTURY OF THE HIDJRA TILL THE...
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ARABIC PALEOGRAPHY, A COLLECTION OF ARABIC TEXTS FROM THE FIRST CENTURY OF THE HIDJRA TILL THE YEAR 1000

by B MORITZ

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Cairo: The Khedivial library, 1905 Book. Illus. by MAX JAFFE. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. SIX OLD DIGITAL COPY LEAVES: 1 TITLE LEAF, AND 5 TABLE OF PLATES. 188 FINE BLACK AND WHITE COLLOTYPE ON THICK PAPER BY MAX JAFFE, VIENNA. ALL TEXT LEAVES AND PLATES ARE LOOSE AS ISSUED AND PRESERVED IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH PORTFOLIO WITH IT'S ORIGINAL BANDS. VERY HAVY FINE PRINT OF THE ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY FROM VERY RARE MANUSCRIPTS BETWEEN THE FIRST AND THE 10th CENTURIES OF AL HIDJRA (7th - 16th AD). ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. RARE.
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Three Calligraphic panels in Kufic script by Yousuf Ahmad
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Three Calligraphic panels in Kufic script by Yousuf Ahmad

by Yousuf Ahmad (Yousef Ahmad), 1869-1942

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1933 Handwritten. Very Good. No Binding. Signed by Illustrator(s). (1) One calligraphic panel in Kufic script, signed; Y. Ahmad and dated 1351 AH. (1933 AD.). Gouache on thick paper, Islamic phrases constituted of three tile styles: Allahu Rabbi Haqqa (Allah is my Lord indeed).. al- Ka'batu Qiblati (Kaba is my Kiblah- direction).. al- Kur'an imami (Kuran is my leader). 110x39 cm. (2) Tow un-signed calligraphic panels in Kufic on paper by Yusuf Ahmad, forming sequent four names of Allah; al-Salam al-Mu'min al-Muhaymin al-Aziz. Each panel is 62x29 cm..
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Calligraphic panel by Hafiz Osman in 1099 AH. (1688) and illustrated by Rikkat Kunt in 1364 AH....
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Calligraphic panel by Hafiz Osman in 1099 AH. (1688) and illustrated by Rikkat Kunt in 1364 AH. (1945)

by Ottoman art of Calligraphy

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22.5x18 cm. Text of Hadith: hardening of heart is a cause of satiety. Black ink on paper out-ruled in gold inside fine illustration signed in neat Ottoman Turkish script: Muzehhibesi Rikkat 1364, illustrated by Rikkat 1945. Rikkat Kunt (1903-1986) was an academic and illustration artist. Hâfiz Osman (1642-1698) was a Dervish and Islamic calligrapher, born in Istanbul. He was tutor to the sultans Ahmed II, Mustafa II and Ahmed III, and was esteemed by the sultan Mustafa II, who held his inkwell as he wrote. Hâfiz Osman is credited with establishing the hilye. A hilye is a calligraphic panel containing a hadith-based text describing the Prophet's physical appearance and attributes. Hâfiz Osman incorporated such texts, which had been popular for some time, in a formal design that soon became standard for this art form. Hilyeler came to be used as wall decorations or surface adornments, fulfilling much the same function as figurative paintings in other religious traditions. While… Read More
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Ottoman painting of the holy mosque of Mecca, signed and dedicated by the painter
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Ottoman painting of the holy mosque of Mecca, signed and dedicated by the painter

by Ottoman painting

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50x40 cm. Oil colors on wood, showing Ka'ba and surroundings inside the holy mosque. The painting shows the architectural details of the pillars in defferent colors with gold and design of the flour. Mounted in framework measured 72x61 cm. The painting is signed in red on the left bottom; Mehmed Hilal or Mehmed Jemal (?) and dedicated on the revers in pencil to an Ottoman scholar; Faziletlu Arif efendi piraderimiz yadigarimdir 14 Sevval 1318 (my dedication to my brother his virtue Arif Effendi 3-2-1901). Fine Ottoman painting of the holy Mosque in Mecca.
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SEX SERIES
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SEX SERIES: 10 Original Graphite Drawings by Bobby Ross

by Ross, Bobby

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SEX SERIES, 1981
10 Original Graphite Drawings by Bobby Ross
The drawings of Bobby Ross are a mix of ideas that depict human nature in a realistic and humorous way. He addresses fundamental questions about science, religion and social issues with ordinary objects by creating densely packed images with surprising combinations.
Arguably one of Bobby Ross's most well-received series is his Sex Series. This series is being offered for sale for the first time since purchased by its original owner in 1981. These are the original graphite drawings framed by the artist. Each is meticulously drawn showing difficult-to-imagine details and measuring 6" ht. x 5" w. inside the matting and exterior frame size of 13" ht. x 12" w. A fabulous set of signed graphite drawings. Additional images available upon request. This set will require additional postage for FedEx and insurance.
Sold only as a set and not individually, the ten drawings included in this series are titled:
Sex in San Francisco
Sex in Indianapolis
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Crystal Flowers
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Crystal Flowers

by Florine Stettheimer

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Special Edition 1st Printing
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Special Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. This book was done under the supervision of Ettie Stettheimer. The type was set by hand and printed at the Banyan Press on Rives during July, August, September, and October 1949. The endsheets were printed by The Ram Press, the cover collotype by The Meridien Gravure Company, and the Signature linecut was made The Pioneer Rubber engraving Company. The book was handbound by Arno Werner. 250 copies were printed.
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Scola d’Amore
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Scola d’Amore

by Scalberge Pierre (Sedan, 1592 - Parigi, ante 24-XII-1640)

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Suite of 12 etchings (each, 190x141 mm, margins excluded), later applied onto the papers of a nineteenth-century album.The Scola d'Amore exhibits a small poem through images, or rather a 'ricercare' that exploits the development of an iconographic theme - the Education of Love - in all its most inventive implications.La Scola d'Amore squaderna un piccolo poema per immagini, o piuttosto un 'ricercare' che sfrutta lo svolgimento di un tema iconografico – l'Educazione di Amore – in tutte le sue implicazioni più inventive. Nella lussuosa profusione di episodî, è come se l'artista avesse voluto lasciare libero campo a una storia esemplare di pigmalionismo, al progress affettuoso e al contempo 'scolastico' di un Cupido che viene istruito da perfetto cortegiano, o se si vuole gentleman, o uomo di mondo. In fondali paesaggistici l'uno differente dall'altro, ma tutti nella tradizione delle 'italianate', l'iter educativo, che si concluderà con l'abbandono di una disperata Venere, consta delle seguenti… Read More
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Trattato della Sanctissima Charità
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Trattato della Sanctissima Charità: Printed 'at the instance’ of the Dominican tertiary nuns of the Monastery of Santa Caterina del Paradiso in Siena: the Essling's copy

by Dominici Giovanni (al secolo Banchini o Baccini Giovanni, Firenze, 1356 o 1357 – Buda, 1419)

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4°; cc. (4), 180 [recte: 170], (2) [numerosi errori nella numerazione delle carte]; segnatura: †⁴,A-X⁸,Y⁴. Caratteri gotico e romanico. Al frontespizio, grande silografia a piena pagina raffigurante l'autore inginocchiato nell'atto di offrire la sua opera a Cristo in Croce; capilettera silografici. Splendido colophon calligrammatico in forme di Croce. Legatura del sec. XIX - firmata "M. Lortic" in marocchino rosso, armi al centro dei piatti, dorso a cinque nervi con titolo impresso in oro e monogramma 'MV', taglî dorati. Accurati, piccoli restauri marginali - verosimilmente ottocenteschi - alla prima e ultima carta; alcuni fascicoli leggermente bruniti. Nel complesso, copia molto bella, discretamente lavata come imponeva il canone collezionistico francese del secondo Ottocento.
Provenienza: legatura alle armi di Victor Masséna, Prince d'Essling (1836-1910); su un foglio di guardia, etichetta "Antiquariato Librario [Francesco] Radaeli", Milano; Christie's 16 Jun 2005, Libri e autografi, n.… Read More
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La Féerie et le Royaume
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La Féerie et le Royaume

by Marc Chagall

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MARC CHAGALLCamille Bourniquel, La Féerie et le Royaume, Fernand Mourlot, Paris, 1972 (M. 668-677; C. books 88)The complete set of ten lithographs in colors, 1972Hors-texte, title page, text in French and justification, on ArchesSigned in pencil on the justification by both the artist and the authorEdition 158 of 205, The full sheets, Loose (as issued), folded paper covers, beige cloth-covered boards and matching slipcase with title in gilt on the spine. 12 x 9 in. (312 x 234 mm.)
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Passion
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Passion

by Georges Rouault

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Georges Rouault -- Passion, 1939
82 woodblock prints by Georges Aubert after Rouault's drawings. But no 17 color etchings. Large folio, in a superb binding by Creuzevault featuring a geometric design in many-colored calf inlays, mimicking techniques of stained glass. Gilt edges, original wrappers bound in. Original dustjacket and slipcase. Edition: 203 Size: 44 x 33 x 5.5 cm
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1 cent life  (One Cent Life)
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1 cent life (One Cent Life)

by Walasse Ting

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1 Cent Life. (One Cent Life), 1964Written by Walasse TingEdited by Sam FrancisPublished by E.W. Kornfeld, Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandPublisher's pictorial cloth chemise, laminated dust jacket in the blue cloth-covered slipcase. Comprising 62 (34 double-page, 59 in colour) original lithographs by 28 artists on loose sheets. Lithographs by Pierre Alechinsky (5), Karel Appel (5), Enrico Baj (2), Alan Davie (3), Jim Dine (2), Sam Francis (6), Robert Indiana (2), Alfred Jensen (3), Asger Jorn (2), Allan Kaprow, Alfred Leslie (2), Roy Lichtenstein (2 + cover), Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg (3), Mel Ramos (2), Robert Rauschenberg (2), James Rosenquist, Bram Van Velde, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselman (2). With an extra folded sheet repeating pages 52 (Indiana), 61 (Alechinsky) and 68/69 (van Velde).Copy number 717 from the unsigned edition of 2000
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Madame Edwarda. Paris: Georges Visat
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Madame Edwarda. Paris: Georges Visat

by Hans Bellmer

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BELLMER, Hans (1902-1975) -- BATAILLE, Georges (1897-1962). Madame Edwarda. Paris: Georges Visat [1965].
12 copper engravings by Hans Bellmer, including the frontispiece and a vignette in the colophon, all signed in pencil by Bellmer.In sheets in the original white card covers, spine printed in black original lilac moiré silk chemise and slipcase, the spine titled in gilt and a little water stains.
FIRST EDITION ILLUSTRATED BY BELLMER, with twelve engravings signed by the artist. Bellmer's remarkable images are drawn 'with the sharpness of a scalpel... they crystalize, exceed and exude Bataille's text, whose realism derives from its lyrical brilliance rather than its precision of detail. It is this very difference in approach, this unique vision, that makes the artist the equal of the author, rather than a mere illustrator' (Eros invaincu).
One of 167 copies only, this one number 118. Eros invaincu 102; Pia Enfer, 852.
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Columnae Traiani.
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Columnae Traiani.

by F Alfonso Ciiacono Hispano

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Tan leather binding with red title plate, gilt decoration and title on the spine. Gilt 'Cambridge panel' decoration on the boards. In Latin. Rebacked many years ago.
Chacón, A., Historia utriusque belli Dacici a Traiano Caesare gesti. With 2 coppers on 1 l. and 132 ( 2 multiple folding) copper plates. Rome, J. Mascardi 1616. Please download the enclosed selected photographs - upon application all 132+ photographs can be forwarded to interested parties. Naturally, galleries and museums can benefit from a discounted price as it is preferred that this precious volume remains intact.


This is a great book, a magnificent work of art perfected on a series of coppers on Trajan's Column in Rome by the best the world has seen.


The First Edition (1576) was crafted by Giulio Pippi (after Raphael)


This 1616 book (the second edition) is one of the most remarkable Renaissance series of illustrations. These coppers were made by Francesco Villamena, who followed the models & workings of Raphael and his students… Read More
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