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Ebert, John & Katherine. Old American Prints for Collectors. New York Charles Scribner's Sons: 1974. A very popular guide, primarily useful as a study of American lithographs from the 17th century to 1880. Of particular value to collectors are the chapters on the techniques and mechanics of printmaking. A standard work. Recommended. Hardcover. 8"x10", 277 pages, heavily illustrated in b/w, some color dj. Near fine signed by both authors.

Inventory #: 3694
Price: $ 85.00       

Ebert, John & Katherine. Old American Prints for Collectors. New York Charles Scribner's Sons: 1974. A very popular guide, primarily useful as a study of American lithographs from the 17th century to 1880. Of particular value to collectors are the chapters on the techniques and mechanics of printmaking. A standard work. Recommended. Hardcover. 8"x10", 277 pages, heavily illustrated in b/w, some color dj bibliography. A very nice copy.

Inventory #: 8298
Price: $ 60.00       

Flint, Janet A. J. Alden Weir, An American Printmaker, 1852-1919. Provo Brigham Young university Press: 1972. "Flint explores some of the relationships Weir had with other etchers and artists that stimulated his interest in etching. Individual prints are mentioned and his work as a whole is carefully characterized" (Karpel). Karpel K1134. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 96 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 35210
Price: $ 40.00       

Godfrey, Richard T. Wenceslaus Hollar. A Bohemian Artist in England. Yale University Press: 1994. An exhibition catalog devoted to the work of the famous 17th century engraver of architecture, topography and everyday life. Softcover. 9.5"x11", 168 pages, many black & white and several color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35398
Price: $ 35.00       

Gunn, Maurice James. Print Restoration and Picture Cleaning. London The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart: 1922. 2nd edition, revised. "An illustrated practical guide to the restoration of all kinds of prints -together with chapters on cleaning water-colors, print 'fakes' and their detection, anomalies in print values, and prints to collect". Of major interest to today's collector for two reasons- first, as a guide to the state of the art a century ago, and an aid in determining what might have been done to that antique print you are puzzling over secondly, as an interesting text on fakes and frauds in print selling during that collecting era. The second edition of this classic text. Hardcover. 6"x9", vi + 168 pages, plus 18 b/w plates publisher's blue covers lightly worn.

Inventory #: 9456
Price: $ 100.00       

[Hall Collection] Etchings by Master Artists, Rembrandt, Durer, Whistler, Zorn, Buhot, Haden, Cameron, Brangwyn, Fitton, Maclaughlan, Meryon, Jacque, Haig, Howard, Webster, including the Collection of Mr. Trowbridge Hall, of New York City. New York American Art Association: March 9-10, 1921. An auction catalog. Softcover. 6"x9", about 80 pages, 444 lots, b/w illustrations soiled and worn, pencil notes.

Inventory #: 30360
Price: $ 35.00       

Halsey, R.T.H. Exhibition of Prints Relating to Early American History. Being part of the prints contained in the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection of American arts and crafts at Yale University. Washington Library of Congress: 1931. A listing of 322 prints, with an introduction by R.T.H. Halsey. Softcover. 6"x9.5", ix + 28 pages. Some cover soil.

Inventory #: 35543
Price: $ 15.00       

Heyman, Therese Thau. Posters American Style. National Museum of American Art & Abradale Press: 1998. This beautifully-illustrated book accompanied an exhibition of 120 American posters of the late 19th to late 20th century. In addition to illustrations of the posters there are biographies of the artists, an essay on the subject of American poster history, and a fine bibliography. Hardcover. 9"x12", 191 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35188
Price: $ 30.00       

[Ivins Collection] Old Master Prints and drawings From the Estates of the Late William M. Ivins, Jr., Leroy M. Backus, Herman Muehlstein, and others. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: March 14th, 1963. Sale 2175. Ivins was the Metropolitan Museum of Arts first Curator of Prints and author of several well-regarded and literate books on the subject. A very fine auction sale. Softcover. 7"x10", 56 pages, 222 lots, b/w illustrations a nice copy.

Inventory #: 35518
Price: $ 25.00       

Ivins, William M., Jr. How Prints Look. Photographs with a Commentary. Boston Beacon Press: 1964. 3rd printing. First published in 1934, this is a classic text by the longtime Curator of Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explains how to look at prints from a technical standpoint, with lots of close-ups showing how different techniques produce different results. Softcover. 5.5"x8", 164 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil & wear, some pencil notes.

Inventory #: 33998
Price: $ 12.00       

Ivins, William M., Jr. The Lovers by the Master bxg. An Undescribed Early German Engraving. Reprinted from Metropolitan Museum Studies, Vol.5, Part2. September, 1936. A reproduction and short description of a previously-unknown German engraving, attributed to an anonymous German printmaker known only as "Master b x g". Softcover. 9"x12", 1 page of text and a1 b/w plate with tissue guard light soil, a little wear.

Inventory #: 9876
Price: $ 20.00       

Johnson, Malcolm. David Claypool Johnston. American Graphic Humorist, 1798-1865. Worcester American Antiquarian Society: 1970. An exhibition of the work of one of the most popular illustrators of the day. Dubbed "The American Cruikshank", Johnston had supplemented his income by acting early in his career, but by the time of "Charcoal Sketches" his work could be seen in many magazines, on sheet music, and illustrating books. Hardcover. 7"x9", 47 pages, b/w illustrations pictorial covers, slightly soiled. Inscribed by the author.

Inventory #: 30292
Price: $ 30.00       

Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut. An Introduction to the Woodcut of the Seventeenth Century. New York Abaris Books: 1977. Lehmann-Haupt spent years preparing this re-appraisal of the oft-denigrated 17th century woodcut, which he found a "vigorous and delightful" subject. There is also a discussion of German 17th century woodcut broadsides. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 282 pages, b/w illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 9475
Price: $ 45.00       

Long, Stephen. A Nation on the Move: Industrial Prints of America. Nassau County Museum of Fine Art: 1988. An exhibition examining how American printmakers in the 1930s celebrated and commented on America's growing industrialism. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 48 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 31556
Price: $ 60.00       

Lugt, Frits. Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d'Estampes. Mansfield Centre Martino Publishing: 2002. A facsimile of the 1921 Amsterdam edition. "This is a standard reference for all collectors of drawings and engravings, that includes a wealth of information on dealers, collectors, museums, and sales, with more than 3000 illustrations of collector's marks. Marques Estampiles et Ecrites de Collections Particulieres et Publiques. Marques de Marchands, de Monteurs et d'Imprimeurs. Cachets de Vente d'Artistes Decedes. Marques de Graveurs Apposees Apres le Tirage des Planches. Timbres d'edition etc. Hardcover. 7.5"x9", 596 pages. New.

Inventory #: 90241
Price: $ 80.00       

Man, Felix H. Artist's Lithographs. A World History from Senefelder to the Present Day. New York G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1970. The Senefelder of the sub-title is Aloys Senefelder, born in 1771, the inventor of lithography. This very well illustrated history of artist lithography in the 19th and 20th centuries covers a wide topic with erudition and grace. Hardcover. 9"x12", 216 pages, profusely illustrated in black & white and color, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33955
Price: $ 25.00       

[Michaelsen] Rare and Fine American Lithographs, Mainly the Work of N. Currier and Currier & Ives. A Collection Formed by Mrs. Rita Michaelsen, New York City. New York American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: December 18, 1930. The auction of a very fine collection. Softcover. 6"x9.25", 57 pages, 224 lots, b/w illustrations. Light wear, minor soil, small sticker on cover.

Inventory #: 31886
Price: $ 35.00       

Middendorf, J. William II, Charles Montgomery, et al. Prints Pertaining to America. A List of Publications in English, Relating to Prints about that Portion of America now Included in the United States with Emphasis on the Period 1650-1850, and a Checklist of Prints in an Exhibition to Commemorate the 1962 Fall Meeting of the Walpople Society Selected from the Collection of the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum. Portland Printed for the Walpole Society by the Anthoensen Press in an edition of 1000 copies. 6"x9", 99 pages, 16 b&w plates, softcover edition.

Inventory #: 21379
Price: $ 50.00       

Munsing, Stefanie A. Made in America, Printmaking 1760-1860. Philadelphia The Library Company of Philadelphia: 1973. The catalog to an exhibition of a wide variety of prints from the collections of The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Softcover. 6"x9", 59 pages plus 48 black & white plates. Minor soil.

Inventory #: 35544
Price: $ 20.00       

Norton, Bettina A. Prints at the Essex Institute. Salem Essex institute: 1978. A selection of landscape, portrait, historical and other prints of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the Essex Institute's collection. Softcover. 8"x8", 60 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33485
Price: $ 20.00       

Papatheodorou-Valyraki, Mina. Dialogue about Art. Athens Livani Publishing: 2002. A colorful survey of the work of sports artist Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, who designed posters for the Athens and lake Placid Winter Olympics and was named the United States Sports Academy's 2002 Sport Artist of the Year. Hardcover. 9"x12", 271 pages, color illustrations. Fine. Inscribed.

Inventory #: 34935
Price: $ 75.00       

[Picasso] Prints by Pablo Picasso from the Estate of Pablo Picasso. New York Sotheby's: November 17, 1982. Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 150 pages, 98 lots, b/w and several color illustrations prices realised sheet stapled to title page a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8660
Price: $ 25.00       

[Prints] Catalogue of English Prints 1700-1900. London Sotheby & Co.: January 14th, 1971. Includes prints by Stubbs, Hogarth, Blake, Rowlandson and more. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 38 pages, 132 lots, b/w plates prices realized list stapled to title page.

Inventory #: 7857
Price: $ 20.00       

Reaves, Wendy Wick (ed.). American Portrait Prints. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual American Print Conference. Published for the National Portrait Gallery by the University Press of Virginia: 1984. Papers include- 'Saint-Memin, Valdenuit, Lemet: Federal Profiles', 'The Golden Age of Illustrated Biographies, Three Case Studies: Engravings in Delaplaine's Repository, Authors and Engravings in Sanderson's Biography of the Signers, Authors and Engravings in Longacre and Herring's National Portrait Gallery', 'Portraits for Every Parlor: Albert Newsam and American Portrait Lithography', 'Portrait Prints by John Sartain', 'David Claypool Johnson's Theatrical Portraits', 'Daguerreotypes onto Stone: The Life and Work of Francis D'Avignon', 'American Portrait Etching of the Late Nineteenth Century', 'Introspection and Imagination: Portraiture in Twentieth-Century Prints'. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 285 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine condition.

Inventory #: 33290
Price: $ 35.00       

Rossiter, Henry Preston. Henry Preston Rossiter (in the) Boston Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin, Vol. LXV, N.341. Boston: 1967. A special issue devoted to the longtime Curator of the MFA's Department of Prints, with an Appreciation by Percy Rathbone and an exhibition of notable prints from the Museum collection. Softcover. 7.5"x9", 153 pages, b/w illustrations, light wear.

Inventory #: 2277
Price: $ 20.00       

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