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The Walpole Society Note Book -1948. Portland Printed at the Anthoensen Press in an edition limited to 40 copies: 1948. Includes a memoriam of Alexander W. Weddell by Herbert A. Claiborne 'The Reinterments of Colonel Trumbull' by Theodore Sizer 'Pilgrimage to Winterthur and Hunting Hill' by Thomas Tileston Waterman, and 'Some Paint Colors from Four Eighteenth-Century Virginia Houses' (Stratford, Mount Vernon, Wilton, and Brandon) by Herbert A. Claiborne. Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 81 pages, b/w illustrations, 36 paint chips w/tissue guards marbled boards with black linen spine, as issued. Original marbled boards and black linen spine with paper label. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34649
Price: $ 300.00       




The Walpole Society Note Book. 1972. Portland printed for the Society on Curtis rag wove paper by the Anthoensen Press in an edition of 42 copies: 1973. Includes accounts of the meetings and visits to Stratford, Virginia and White Plains, 'The Family of Goddard and Townsend Joiners: More Random Biographical Notes' by Wendell D. Garrett, 'The Walpoleshire Papers' by Andrew Oliver, and a remembrance of John Gilman D'Arcy Paul by Richard H. Randall, Jr. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.25", 59 pages with b/w illustrations, plus 14 pages of b/w plates, and with the programs for the Stratford, Virginia & Westchester County meetings bound in. Original patterned boards and black linen spine with paper label. A fine copy.

Inventory #: 34655
Price: $ 150.00       




The Walpole Society Note Book. 1978. Portland printed for the Society on Curtis rag wove paper by the Anthoensen Press in an edition of 50 copies: 1979. Includes accounts of the meetings and visits to Baltimore and Houston, 'Blossoms in Baltimore' by Dean A. Fales, Jr. 'A Strictly Non-Financial Portfolio' by J. William Middendorf II, 'Cowboys and Lowboys in Texas' by Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., 'Charleston Furniture' by E. Milby Burton, 'Thomas Eakins Portrait of John N. Fort' by John Wilmerding, 'Stone Mountain, Georgia' Mount Rushmore?' by Mills Lane, and memorials of E. Milby Burton, Charles Montgomery and Guy Warren Walker. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.25", 70 pages, plus 24 pages of b/w plates, and with the programs for the Baltimore & Houston meetings bound in. Original patterned boards and black linen spine with paper label. A fine copy.

Inventory #: 34657
Price: $ 150.00       




The Walpole Society Note Book. 1981. Portland printed for the Society by the Anthoensen Press in an edition of 50 copies: 1982. Includes accounts of the meetings and visits to Natchez and the Hudson River Valley, 'House-to-House Resuscitation in Natchez' by DeCourcy E. McIntosh, 'A Dip in the Hudson' by Mills Lane, 'Footnotes on Book Collecting' by Clifton Waller Barrett, 'Augustus Saint-Gaudens: An Appreciation' by John Wilmerding, 'Robert Mill's First Commission' and 'A "New" William Bartram Drawing' by Mills Lane, and memorials to John Nichols Brown and Andrew Oliver. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.25", 75 pages, plus 11 pages of b/w plates, and with the programs for the Natchez & Hudson River Valley meetings bound in. Original patterned boards and black linen spine with paper label. A fine copy.

Inventory #: 34658
Price: $ 150.00       




Walpole Society Note Book -1957. Portland Printed by the Anthoensen Press in an edition of 40 copies. This issue contains memorials of J. Hall Pleasants and Herbert A. Claiborne, and articles on the Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection of early American Silver by Kathryn Buhler, Pictures of Boston by Theodore Sizer, and Charles Montgomery's "Furniture in Boston, Private and Public". Hardcover. 6"x9", 82 pages, 28 b&w illustrations. Original patterned boards and black linen spine with paper label. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34651
Price: $ 200.00       




Walpole Society Note Book -1963. Portland Printed by the Anthoensen Press in an edition of 40 copies. This issue contains Henry Flynt's interesting essay, "To Collect or Not to Collect", Middendorf's study "The Paintings and Prints at Deerfield", C. Waller Barrett's "Old Alexandria and the Cultural Arts", and also tributes to Irving S. Olds and Clarence S. Brigham. Hardcover. 6"x9", 67 pages, plus a colored frontispiece and 27 b&w plates. Original marbled boards and black linen spine with paper label. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34652
Price: $ 175.00       




Walpole Society Note Book -1971. Portland Printed by the Anthoensen Press in an edition of 42 copies. The Walpoleans visit Newport, as reported by Bertram Little and Salem, reported by Richard Randall Nicholas Wainwright writes about "Joseph Harrison, Jr., A Forgotten Art Collector", and there is a memorial of Lawrence C. Wroth by Wilmarth Lewis. Hardcover. 6"x9", 61 pages plus 38 b&w illustrations. Original marbled boards and black linen spine with paper label.

Inventory #: 34654
Price: $ 150.00       




Erving, Henry Wood. An Incident of '62. Hartford private printed: 1932. "Sixty copies have been printed for the author on Glaslan paper at the Wayside Press". An interesting privately-published booklet by a Founding Member of the Walpole Society, and noted amateur historian and Americana collector. Erving had boyhood memories of the Civil War, and here recounts a story told him many years later by Lt. Col. E.N. Phelps of the 22nd Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, about an incident at church when a substitute preacher who opposed the War tried to condense the weekly prayer for Abraham Lincoln. The booklet is illustrated with a photographic reproduction of a Civil War-era photograph of Phelps in uniform, and an original silver-print portrait of Phelps as an old man. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 21 pages, with 2 photographs tipped-in. Light wear at the cover margins, else a nice copy. Inscribed by Erving.

Inventory #: 31365
Price: $ 150.00       




Montgomery, Charles (tribute). Charles F. Montgomery and Florence M. Montgomery. A Tribute. New Haven Yale University Art Gallery: June, 1978. Charles Montgomery was Curator of the Garvan Collections at Yale as well as the author of respected books on pewter and American federal furniture. This tribute volume was intended for Montgomery's retirement party, but turned into a memorial book instead after his sudden death. It includes his important essay "Some Remarks on the Practice and Science of Connoisseurship", as well as contributions from Alan Shestack, Wendell Garrett and Constance Clement, photographs, and bibliographies of both Charles and Florence Montgomery's writings. Edited by Barbara M. and Gerald W.R. Ward. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 71 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 33633
Price: $ 20.00       




[Olds] XVIII Century American Cabinetwork, Oriental Lowestoft, Other Decorative Objects, all from Private Owners including the estate of the late Irving S. Olds. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 11th, 1964. Sale 2246. This auction included some nice Oriental Lowestoft from the collection of Kenneth MacLean of Boston, as well as fine furniture and decorative arts from the estate of Walpole Society member Irving Olds. Lot 158 is an 18th century Chippendale wing chair upholstered in a needlepoint fabric with an American eagle-and-shield pattern, embroidered by Mrs. Olds and exhibited at the National Exhibition of Amateur Needlework in 1957. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 70 pages, 219 lots, b/w illustrations. Light cover wear, but a nice catalog.

Inventory #: 31959
Price: $ 40.00       




[Perry] The Marsden J. Perry Collection [of] Chippendale Furniture...Including the Noted Chippendale Collection Assembled by Richard A. Canfield. New York American Art Association: April 3-4th, 1936. Sale 4247. A noted collection of English (and some American) Chippendale furniture and accessories. Marsden J. Perry was a noted collector and Walpole Society member who bought the John Brown house in Providence to house his collection and enlisted the help of C.L. Pendleton to advise him on his purchases. The foundation of the Perry Collection was actually the collection of fine Chippendale furniture assembled by another early Walpolean, Richard A. Canfield, whose collection Perry purchased after Canfield's death. One thing about collectors- they never stop. After this auction Perry kept right on buying, and he had another auction in 1948. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 143 pages, 296 lots, b/w illustrations. General wear, especially to the last page with page corners creased and some soil. Yapped cover edges chipping, as usual.

Inventory #: 31954
Price: $ 45.00       




Sizer, Theodore. John Marshall Phillips, 1905-1953. Reprinted from the 1953 Walpole Society Note Book. An exceedingly well-written and heartfelt tribute to the curator of the Garvan Collection at Yale, with a bibliography of his works. Phillips was a member of the Walpole Society and author of a number of articles on American silver and arts, as well as the catalogs for the "Early Connecticut Silver" (1935), "Masterpieces of New England Silver" (1939) and "The Smibert Tradition" (1949) exhibition catalogs. His one book, "American Silver" (1949) is a short treatise, but has been hailed as one of the best single (if concise) books on American silver. Softcover. 6"x9", 21 pages, 1 b/w plate, light soil.

Inventory #: 6329
Price: $ 75.00       




Sizer, Theodore. Trumbull's New York. Reprinted from the 1949 Walpole Society Note Book in an edition of 100 copies. The Walpoleans visit the Big Apple and take a tour in the spirit of Jonathan Trumbull- visiting the sites of his house and studio, and viewing his paintings at City Hall, as well as paying homage to Trumbull-associated personages such as Alexander Hamilton and General Richard Montgomery. A short but pleasing essay filled with notes on architecture, paintings, silver, and the gigantic hole just off the East River highway then being dug to house the foundations of the United Nations buildings. Softcover 6"x9", 8 pages, 1 b/w illustrations light soil.

Inventory #: 5123
Price: $ 20.00       




[Tyler] Selections from the Private Collection of the Late Charles Hitchcock Tyler... New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 24-28th, 1933. Sale 4018. An early member of the Walpole Society, Charles Hitchcock Tyler was a noted collector of Americana and decorative arts. This auction included "Early American Furniture, including a number of fine duplicates from the collection willed by Mr. Tyler to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, a large group of Ralph Wood and Walton Staffordshire figures...silver and Sheffield plate, French animal bronzes... a Paul Revere Church bell". Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 241 pages, 1,222 lots b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear. Some water wrinkling to the upper half of the last 100 pages, with some slight damage to the last few upper page corners (no loss of text or images).

Inventory #: 31951
Price: $ 50.00       




Walpole Society. The Fall Meeting of the Walpole Society, Held in New York City, November 6 through 8, 1964. Not stated, but printed by the Anthoensen Press in Portland in 1964. The announcement for the Walpole Society Fall Meeting, sent to members. The itinerary included visits to the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's American Wing, the New York Historical Society, Boscobel, and the home of Andrew Oliver. 6"x9", 1 sheet, folded to make 4 sides. Light soil.

Inventory #: 33334
Price: $ 15.00       




Walpole Society. The Walpole Society Note Book -1988. South Portland Printed by the Shagbark Press in an edition of 40 copies. This issue includes "Bingham's Geometries and the Shape of America" by John Wilmerding and "Aristocracy in Early America" by Wendell Garrett. 6"x9", 40 pages plus 17 b&w illustrations.

Inventory #: 19740
Price: $ 60.00       




[Walpole Society] By Their Chins Ye Shall Know Them. The Walpole Society: 1979. Edition limited to 125 copies printed by the Stinehour Press and the Meriden Gravure Company. A delightful Walpoleian foray into the world of the 18th century silhouette- a silhouette of each then-current member is presented in the order of their election, but with no identification except the year (though a roster, also noting election year, is provided at the back). A charming and offbeat Walpole Society book. Softcover. 6"x9", 4 pages of text plus 30 b/w silhouettes, one-per-page. Red and white patterned softcovers a light smudge on the endpaper, else a fine, nice copy.

Inventory #: 30909
Price: $ 200.00       



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