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1849. A.L.S. "F.O.C. Darley", 8vo. 1 page, no place, January 2nd, 1849, in response to Patron, in full: "Allow me to return my best thanks for the copy of Money Penney. I enclose your cheque for 2 pounds, the illustration will be finished by tomorrow morning." Condition: irregular left-hand margin that does not detract, otherwise in very good condition. American painter and illustrator known for his work with prominent 19th century authors.
Garden City: Anchor Press, 1973. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Alexis Deveaux. 192 pages, 8vo, two-toned cloth, dust wrapper (sunned spine) in a mylar sleeve. Garden City: Anchor Press, (1973). First edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Association copy signed and inscribed by Alexis Deveaux to Bill Morris: "To Bill, Thanks so much good wishes - Alex 1974."
London: 1891. 1 page, 6 x 4 inches, London, June 18, 1891. The letter refers to the accompanying pencil sketch of a man with a rifle slung over his shoulder, in part: "Dear Sir - In answer to your appeal I beg to enclose a small pencil sketch - a study to one of my illustrations to 'Peter Ibbetson'..." The sketch measures 6 x 6 inches and is inscribed on bottom: "Sketch for 'Peter Ibbetson,' G. du Maurier." Gently mounted.....
New York: Abrams, 2015. Introduction by Leonard S. Marcus. Illustrated (color and b/w). 272 pages. Oblong 4to, illustrated boards. New York: Abrams, 2015. Fine. Presentation copy signed by Fay and Marcus on title page, and with inscription by Feiffer, also on title page: "For Louise - Much love, Jules Feiffer"
New York: The Chatham Press, 1933. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Scott Wilson. Foreword by Robert Benchley. 182 pages, 4to, red and gray cloth (water damage on back cover; some pages warped). New York: The Chatham Press: 1933. Limited first edition; number 19 of 753. Good condition. Inscribed on the limitation page: "To Bob Benchley - Sponsored by your brilliant pen, 'Without Music' has left the crib & the nursery pots - to play with as cocktail shakers and the.....
1902. Autograph note signed with the inclusion of a small pen and ink drawing of a smiling bearded old man, captioned: "Over 200 applications - No Time for more than - Yours very sincerely - Harry Furniss - 1902". Mailing fold (as expected) - otherwise in very good condition. Irish-born English artist and illustrator best remembered for his humorous caricatures in Punch Magazine.
Excellent signed fantasy-concept drawing "O. Hereford", depicting a fairy casting sleep dust upon a resting mouse who is curled up in a flower - while being serenaded by musical frogs, one playing an upright bass, the other a flute. The drawing is executed in pencil, ca 1890's, 6 ½"X 9", with a short inscription below the drawing "From The Gray Explorer - O.H." Evenly toned with minor fraying at the lower margin, otherwise in very good condition. American writer and.....
New Rochelle: 1900. A.L.S. 8vo. 2 pages, New Rochelle, January 18, 1900, written at the height of influence of The New Rochelle Artists' Colony, whereby Kemble receives a referral for a commission from his friend and neighbor Frederic Remington, in part: "... Mr. Remington has given me your order and asked me to attend to it as it is not in his line and it happens to be just the material I am getting into shape for a series of.....
1950. 12 x 9 inches, no place, no date, circa 1950. Highly detailed oversized pencil and charcoal illustration of Powell by artist Pat Arnold, highlighted in white chalk, executed on heavy stock artist paper. Boldly inscribed "To Pat" and signed in full by Jane Powell. Several small creases but still in very good condition. American singer, dancer, and actress whose career has spanned over fifty years.
1910. Original bust pencil drawing of a woman, shoulder-up, executed on a 5.5 x 8.75-inch album page, mounted to a slightly larger piece of paper, and boldly signed in purple ink. No place, no date, circa 1910. Irregularly cut corners on three sides; very good(-) condition. Prolific Italian sculptor whose public monuments in honor of eminent persons grace many of the most prestigious parks worldwide.
New York: Bloomsbury, 2006. Introduction by E.L. Doctorow. Illustrated (color). Oblong 12mo, cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Bloomsbury, 2006. First US edition. Fine. Inscribed on title page by the author: "Four Louise [Hirschfeld], The hostess with bestest friends with much affection, Ed Sorel 4/06"
1945. Highly detailed 12 x 9-inch pencil and charcoal drawing on a board by artist Pat Arnold. This 3/4 profile shows Wynn with a serious expression and is humorously inscribed: "To Pat, I wish I had that much hair!!! Thanks a lot, Keenan Wynn." No place, no date, circa 1945. Near fine condition with outstanding contrast. American character actor of the stage, cinema, and television.