Florence: 1906. Uncommon A.L.S. written in calligraphic style penmanship, 8vo. 1 page, Florence, Italy, March 28, 1906, in full: "Grateful thanks to Miss Margaret Rand for her kind words of encouragement, from her far-away friend." Fine condition. American expatriate illustrateor and writer who spent the majority of her later years in Italy.
New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1962. with 84 illustrations mostly in black & white, several folding, some color plates protected with tissue. Short folio, gilt-lettered blue and beige cloth, pictorial slipcase. New York: (Pierpont Morgan Library, 1962). First edition. A fine copy in a fine box. One of only 850 copies. With essays on Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy and a glossary of Chinese characters for names and terms.
New York: John I. Donlevy. Itaglio engraving. Uncolored. Sheet measures 22" x 17.75". This unusual intaglio engraving features a portrait of George Washington. The face of Washington is shown with a body of calligraphic ornaments. Engraved by John I. Donlevy, who was an intaglio chromographic and electrographic engraver, used his calligraphic and engraving skills to create this print using letters in various graphic styles. Includes an eagle with the American flag and laurel leaf at the top. In good condition...
An exhibition of works of art lent by temples, private collectors, and public and private museums in Japan, organized in collaboration with the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese Government. More than 70 black & white illustrations. 167pp, 8vo, pictorial wrappers; light wear at head of spine and along upper front hinge. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, (1970). A very good copy.
Paris: Krol, 1954. Burins et Bois Originaux. Illustrated with 22 engraved plates of decorative Hebrew letters. 4to, loose as issued, with tissue guards, in linen- backed folding board portfolio with linen ties. Paris: Chez A. Krol, 1954. Fine plates in very good, slightly edgeworn case. One of only 99 copies (121 total) signed by Krol.
Kyoto: 1957. Profusely illustrated with black & white photographic illustrations of Japanese calligraphy; text in Japanese. Thin 4to, pictorial wrappers. Kyoto, 1969. This issue is devoted to the paint and writing of five calligraphers: Sesshu, Taiga, Gyokudo, Chikuden, Tessai. Light wear to the wrappers, otherwise fine.
Bahrain: Adonis Calligraphy, 2001. Text mostly in Arabic calligraphy, some explanation in English. Tall slim 4to, white cloth, white pictorial dust wrapper. Bahrain: Adonis Calligraphy, 2001. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. A transcript attributed to Al Mutanabi (old Arab poet) verified, re-written and published by Adonis Calligraphy by Abdul Ellah Al Arab. Very scarce.
London: Netherclift, 1865. Executed in Facsimile. Unpaginated. 4to, gilt-decorated green cloth (well- rubbed and spine ends neatly repaired; front free endpaper replaced; some pages slightly rippled; several pages at rear are sharply creased with one page crudely repaired with old cellotape). London: Netherclift, (circa 1865). Overall a very good(-) but solid copy of this uncommon book.
Colorado College, 1978. Narrow Broadside, 66 x 21cm, folded in half in printed Japanese paper wrapper. Printed on Rives Heavyweight paper at the Press at Colorado College, 1978. This attractive broadside, designed printed and with hand -lettered calligraphy by James Trissell was published in an edition of 100 copies signed by Reid. This one is unnumbered, but has a penciled presentation signed "Alistair"
London: John Stuart, 1695. 33 copper engraved plates including title page. Slim oblong 4to, - contemporary 3/4 calf with marbled boards and inlaid title and date on front cover. Covers are detached, title page soiled and chipped, covers detached, backstrip lacking. Several water stains (in margins, one plate with a margin repaired). Many plates in nice clean condition and several soiled, some slight foxing. Lacks engraved portrait. London: John Stuart, 1695. A scarce well used rarity. He was hailed by...
Album. Painting/poem cards measure 7" x 6 1/4". Overall measurements are 10 1/8" x 8 3/4". Beautiful 18th century collection of paintings and poems bound together in concertina style binding. Included are seven small paintings (ink and color on paper) of various subject matter and signed by different Kano School artists. Six of these paintings are accompanied by poems by famous poets written in calligraphy over marbled paper, each labeled with the names of the calligraphers. The cover is made...