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Berlin: Frankfurter, 1927. 112 plates, 6 other illustrations. xlii, 75pp. of text. Large 8vo, black cloth, decoratively gilt spine. Berlin: Frankfurter, 1927. Ownership signature, still a very good copy. A history of death masks, from the 15th to the 20th century, with 123 photographs and biographies of the subjects.
Paris: Dusacq, 1862. Hand colored lithograph. Image measures 13 x 8 inches. Some foxing and toning but otherwise in good condition. Haunting Prussian hussar (light cavalry) as a skeleton with a broken sword. Jules Renard Draner, under the pen name Draner, satirized the world's military with a series of 136 color lithographs depicting various military uniforms from around the world. Uniforms are accurately depicted but the rest is caricature. Beautifully printed.
1937. Authentically signed acknowledgement of bereavement card, 4.25" x3", engraved with the printed message: "Your kind expressions of sympathy are gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated", boldly signed "Alexis Jean Fournier- To my dear Gail & Larrino." *Verso of this card is dated Feb. 3, 1937, just weeks after the death of Fournier's second wife. Excellent condition. American artist best remembered for his naturalistic paintings of Minneapolis and St. Paul landmarks. In 1903 he moved to East Aurora, New York and.....
London: Elliot Stock, 1924. with 67 black and white illustrations from original photographs by the author. 112 pages, slim 4to, gilt stamped forest green cloth (only light wear. Previous owner's plate and description on front attached endpaper, offsetting onto free endpapers). A very good(+) copy. Revised and enlarged edition.
Washington: 1814. Outstanding and historically important autographed letter signed by Jacob Barker - an immediate and first-hand account of the death of Vice President and Signer, Elbridge Gerry, on the morning of Nov. 23, 1814 while serving in office. 3 pages each measuring 10.25 x 8.25 inches, Washington D.C. Written to Col. James T. Austin, Gerry's favorite son in law, in part: "...It becomes my painful duty to inform you of the death of your late most excellent father in.....
Frankfort: Johann Wechel, 1590. Text engraving. Sheet measures 12 1/2" x 8 3/4" Early text sheet in German describing the burial rites of indigenous peoples of present-day North Carolina. This print was published in 1590, in "Wunderbarliche, doch Warhafftige Erklaerung, von der Gelegenheit und Sitten der Wilden in Virginia, welche newlich von den Engellaendern" the First German Edition of Thomas Hariot's "A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land in Virginia". In the Latin edition, the title reads.....
Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1834. Fore-Edge painting of city view. 12mo, 325 pages, full burgundy morocco, gilt decorated spine and covers, all edges gilt. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1834. Very good (+). Front endpaper, title page, and dedication page a bit ragged. Previous bookseller's plates on front and back endpapers.
Prague: Council of Jewish Communities, 1980. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs and a fold-out map. 32 pages of text, slim 4to, white cloth, dust wrapper (rubbed at the corners; torn on the back). Prague: Council of Jewish Communities, no date. Circa 1980. First edition. A near fine copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.