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Image for Signed artist’s proof. A frontispiece design for the book “les Lettres Persanes” [Persian Letters]

Signed artist’s proof. A frontispiece design for the book “les Lettres Persanes” [Persian Letters]

By: Barbier, George

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Francois-Louis Schmied : 1918

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k181227e

Condition: Fine


A frontispiece design for the book “les Lettres Persanes” [Persian Letters} by Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu. 4.75”x7.5” printed in pale green, black, and dusty rose on rag paper. An image of a woman in oriental garb with feathered hat and holding a parrot. Drawn by Barbier as one of a series of 100 frontispieces by a variety of artists engraved and printed by Francois-Louis Schmied in 1918 in a limited edition of fifty portfolios. [Les Cent Frontispieces, n.p., n.d. [1918]]. Each portfolio was comprised of ten fascicules containing ten engravings or prints by twe... View more info

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The Handwriting Evidence in the lindbergh-Hauptman Case

By: Clark Sellers

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Clark Sellers: 1936

Seller ID: k200312n


Folio [11”x15”], six large photographic facsimiles plus forward. B/w facsimiles of the handwriting evidence in the Charles Lindbergh Child kidnapping Case and subsequent trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann in January 1935. This folio was compiled Clark Sellers, one of the eight handwriting experts in the famous trial and later President of the Society of Questioned Documents Examiners. Sellers apparently made copies of his typed opinion and several of the photographic exhibits to send to potential clients. This copy has the name of Albert D. Barnes on the front cover, with inked notation of a... View more info

Image for Film treatment -- Giant Woman: An Original Story Idea [Attack of the 50-ft Woman]

Film treatment -- Giant Woman: An Original Story Idea [Attack of the 50-ft Woman]

By: George Beck, Russell Birdwell

Price: $350.00

Publisher: 1957

Seller ID: k190126m


8-1/2x1, typed carbon, yellow paper. 12 looseleaf sheets in three post paper folder with typed titles; dated May 28, 1957. Completely different from the 1958 film Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, but you have to wonder whether it gave someone at the studio the brilliant idea. “Think of Esther Williams; now think of Anita Ekberg. Think of them both -- physically. Then after turning them both slowly over [in your mind, of course] dwell on the most luscious attributes lavished on each by a bountiful Nature. …Take that result and multiply IT by about twenty. Now you have Gigante. She’s something... View more info

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Price: $5.00

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Image for A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp Before it June 20 1740

A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp Before it June 20 1740

By: Thomas Silver

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Gentleman's Magazine, London, : 1740

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190220d

Condition: Good


B/w copper plate engraving; Image size 6-3/8”x 12-3/4” plus margins to 8”x12-3/4”. The view depicts the British siege under General Oglethorpe, on St. Augustine [Spanish Florida]. This siege failed and the British troops retreated back to Georgia. A lettered key identifies the positions, identifies the ships and gives a general history of the battle. Good condition with several light folds and creases, several small edge-nicks, some browning to lower third.. View more info

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19th century hand-painted leather binding / journal or ledger.

By: [Fine Bindings]

Price: $650.00

Publisher: n.p.: n.d.

Seller ID: k200325f

Condition: Good


19th century hand-painted binding. 10”x13”x1-3/4”. Multi-colored inks on ¼” thick brown calf panels, ribbed spine, all edges gilt. No indicia, but from the watermark on the endpapers probably German or Austrian. Vintage unknown, but a penciled notation inside states probably 19th century -- the blank pages appear to be of such vintage paper. Further embelllished with gilt blind-stamp figures and borders; brass studs. Interior consists of several hundred blank pages with first 20 or so clipped out -- possibly used as a ledger or journal. Condition: light to moderate surface wear... View more info