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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... View more info

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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... 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