New York: Viking, 1965. Text and photos by Beard. Illustrated with many handsomely printed photogravure plates and figures, along with some others in color. 256 pages. 4to, gilt-lettered gray cloth, pictorial d.w. (edgeworn and with a few chips). New York: Viking Press, (1965). First American edition of the author's first photo book. Ownership inscription on front endpaper, still a very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.
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1760. Town plan. Uncolored engraving. Page measures 9" x 13". Pleasing town plan of Goa that also includes a panorama view. Both views include mountains, trees, buildings, elephants, ships in the harbor, boats resting on the shore, and religious buildings. Key with a list of 30 places is on the left side corresponding to the town plan. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Inginieur de...
Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press, 2008. Illustrated. 224 pages. 8vo., green boards, dust wrapper. First US edition. Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press, (2008). A near fine copy in a near fine wrapper.
Boston: Lothrop, 1880. Illustrated. 363pp., 12mo, decorative blue cloth with gilt lettering; covers lightly rubbed and worn. Boston: D. Lothrop, (1880). A very good copy.
New York: Scribner, 1937. Preface by John Collier. Illustrated with 33 photogravures. 136pp. 8vo, orange cloth (worn at tips). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First edition. Very good.
View. Uncolored etching. Signed with yellow stamp with artist's initials. Image measures 8" x 5.75". Beautiful and lush tropical scene with elephants and four figures walking on a trail. Circa 1927-1929. Minor crease to lower right edge. Tavik Frantisek Simon (1877-1942), born in Zeleznice, Czechoslovakia, traveled widely and visited the United States in the 1920s. His art represented impressions of where he'd been.
Etching with hand coloring. Signed in pencil at lower right. Image measures 4 x 6". Sheet measures 6.5 x 10". This original print by New York artist Clara Tice features an elephant and a giraffe. Made in 1921, the image features the pair in mid-run amidst tall grass, with the elephant leading. Tice beautifully depicts the two animals with dynamic lines and beautiful colors. The print is in excellent condition with no chips and tears. Textured edges from original thick...
Etching with hand coloring. Signed in pencil at lower right. Image measures 4.5 x 6". Folded sheet measures 6.5 x 10". This lovely original print by New York artist Clara Tice depicts a mother and baby elephant. Made in 1921, the image shows the pair in mid-run amongst tall grass. The mother elephant walks in front while the baby elephant is following joyfully. Tice's careful linework helps convey the pairs bulky yet graceful bodies while the lively green grass beautifully...
Paris: Laurens. 4 color plates & many black & white text illustrations of elephants. Small 4to, gray pictorial gray cloth; pages & binding browned at edges. Paris: Laurens, n.d. (ca. 1920). Reprint of a children's book originally published in 1906.