CARTOONS & CARICATURES
New York: ACA Gallery Publications, 1938. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Slim 4to, pictorial linen. New York; ACA Gallery Publications, 1938. First Edition. Very good(+). + 2 exhibition catalogues from the Associated American Artists Galleries, 1944 and the other undated, ca. 1945. Inscribed and dated on the fly-leaf with an additional hand written signed invitation to a neighbor laid in.
New York: 1968. 1 page, 7.25 x 4.5 inches, New York, February 20, 1968, responding to a well-wisher, in full: "Thank you for your note and I do hope you like the drawings I've done." Boldly signed "Chas. Addams" and in fine condition. American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre recurring characters, who became known as the Addams Family.
Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1916. Over 100 black & white illustrations, 22pp. of text, first few pages heavily foxed, 8vo, rebound in dark green cloth with the original brown pictorial wrappers bound in (front wrapper loose). Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1916. First Edition. Very Good. Illustrations by Forain, Iribe, Morin, Poulbot, Roubille, Sem, Steinlin, Valloton and others. Ownership bookplate.
New York: J.W. Pratt Co. 1933. Vol. XXXVIII, No. 977. 4to., colour pict. wrappers, 32pp. Profusely illustrated. Minor soiling and vertical fold. Cover measures 11" x 8 3/4". This copy of Life magazine belongs to the first publication under that name, which was a weekly edition founded in 1883 as a light, general interest entertainment magazine. This issue, like the publication generally, is full of illustrations, jokes and social commentary. The cover features four roundels describing the magazine's content: society...
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. Edited and translated by Walter Arndt. Color frontispiece with many b/w illustrations throughout. Square 4to, grey cloth, d.w. (a bit edgeworn with a small tear on front cover). Berkeley: University of California Press, (1982). A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper.
Millbrae: Celestial Arts, 1981. Edited by Edward Summer. Profusely illustrated, mostly in color. Tall 4to, full burgundy morocco, gilt lettering and design with inlaid picture on front cover. Millbrae: Celestial Arts, 1981. Fine. Limited Numbered Edition with a separate numbered color lithograph of the painting "Wanderers of Wonderlands", signed by Mr. Barks.
1980. Adorable hand-inked and colorized animation production celluloid, depicting Porky Pig dressed in a baseball uniform and swinging a bat. 10.75 x 12.5 inches, studio unknown but possibly Warner Brothers, circa 1980. Attached paper border reads: "SC.4 PP - 18." One tiny chip missing inside the bat; otherwise very good condition.
New York: 1939. Typed letter signed "C.D. Batchelor," thanking the recipient for her letter and apologizing for not having the time to re-draw one of his original Lincoln cartoons as she requested. 1 page, 8vo, on Daily News letterhead. New York, March 30, 1939. "Thank you for your kind appreciation of my work...I am sorry that the limitations on my time have not permitted me to comply with your request for my signature and a re-drawing of the original cartoon...
London: Grant Richards, 1899. Illustrated with 24 single-sided lithographic plates, each printed in color with humorous drawings by F. Carruthers Gould and poems by Begbie. Short slim 4to, red cloth-backed pictorial boards (minor edgewear and neatly re-enforced hinges). London: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. A near fine clean copy of this rather scarce book - A parody of Hoffman's children's book which lampoons British political figures of the era.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1925. Illustrated in black and white by Gluyas Williams. 234 pages, small 8vo, blue pictorial cloth (stain on the lower left corner). New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1925. Twelfth printing. A very good(-) copy with a nearly pristine interior. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Dr. Devol for the good work he did in my joints when the police had failed, Robert Benchley, April 6, 1926."