Berlin: Paul Cassirer Und Hugo Helbing. Paper. Set of 3 auction catalogs: 1) "Sammlung Walter Bondy / Berlin, Ostasiatische Kunst," 66 pp. descriptions (with price notations, in pencil, in the margins), plus 32 pp. plates (b/w photos of items numerically keyed to the descriptions). 2) "Sammlung Theodor E. Simon/Berlin," 44 pp. descriptions, plus 41 pp. plates (b/w photos of items numerically keyed to the descriptions). 3) "Nachlass Wilhelm Von Bode," 61 pp. descriptions, plus 34 pp. plates (b/w photos of items numerically keyed to the descriptions). Covers and spines are aged, soiled stained. Spines are deteriorating to various degrees. Corners are bumped and chipped. Edges are slightly soiled. Interiors are slightly aged, but clean except for previously mentioned pricing notations. Very Good.
Frankfurt: Hugo Helbing, 1936. Wraps. First Edition. 63 pp. text listings, 61 pp. b/w photo plates. Title from cover (all text in German): "Sammlung eines Rheinischen Grossindustriellen. Frankfurter und Berliner Kunstbesitz. Nachlass Generaloberarzt Dr. Frank, Wiesbaden, II Teil. 11 Bis 13 Mai 1936. Hugo Helbing/Frankfurt am Main. Katalog Nr. 48." Covers slightly tattered, contents complete and unmarked except for some penciled prices. Realized price list taped to inside front cover. 5 typewritten lists laid in. Collections offered of art, both early and 19th Century; porcelains, bronzes, tapestries, glass, textiles, carpets and more. Important pre-WW II auction. Quality of merchandise is exquisite, with tapestries by Gobelins (ca. 1745), French style tapestries dated ca. 1670, and Flemish and Brussels tapestries from the work station of Jan Raet...
New York: American Art Association. Anderson Galleries Inc., 1938. Wraps. First Edition. 349 pp. B/w ills. Catalog of Sale No. 4385, April 5-8, 1939. Part I Catalog (A-H). Covers a bit soiled, unworn. Interior has a faint trace of damp stain along front edge. Text unmarked and unaffected. A nice complete catalog with descriptive listings and quite a few ills. Laid in are three newspaper clippings of results of these sales. Very Good.
New York: Sotheby, Parke-Bernet, 1972. Wraps. First Edition. 195 pp. B/w ills, a few color. Catalog of auctions May 2-5, 1972, of the property of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Illinois. Black/white cover with white & yellow lettering front and spine. Previous ownership in ink on half title page. Total 537 lots. Section on American Art has prices in ink on some items. Very Good.
New York: American Art Association, 1917. Soft Cover. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Pasted-down, color reproduction of a small globular pot, on the front cover, is a little scratched and/or chipped along the bottom edge. Covers are aged, soiled and chipped along extremities. Approx. 4" is missing from top of spine and approx. 2" is missing from bottom. Edges are soiled. Frontis color plate of a "Globular Chinese Vase (Han) plus 5 additional color plates w/ protective tissues. Occasional b/w photos accompany the text as well as 27 full page b/w plates which all show several pieces of pottery. Corner of one of the color plates is creased, but it does not affect the image. Interior is slightly aged, but clean and crisp. Very Good.
New York: The Walpole Galleries, 1919. Softcover. 111 pp., 210 lots. Sale included works by the following: Buncho, Choki, Harunobu, Kiyomitsu, Shigemasa, Hokusai, Kiyohiro, Kiyomasu, Kiyomitsu, Kiyonaga, Kokwan (Shiba), Koriusai, Kuninobu, Masanobu-Kioden, Nagahide, Sekiho, Sharaku, Shigemasa, Shunsho, Shigenaga, Shunko, Shunsho, Shunyei, Toshinobu, Toyokuni, Toyomasa, Toyonobu, Utamaro, Yeiri, Yeishi, Yeisho, Yeisui and Zenpukusai. Covers (particularly front cover) and spine are aged, soiled, stained and slightly foxed. Spine is cracked, chipped and has a few closed tears. Approx. 1/4" at spine top is missing. B/w frontis, "Harunobu: The Flute Players." Brief lot descriptions are illustrated with numerous b/w photos. Interior is very slightly aged, but clean. The last page is wrinkled out from the spine, but this does not affect the b/w reproduction of the print described...
New York: American Art Association, 1921. Paperbound. First Edition. Unpag."The Property of V. Winthrop Newman." Covers and spine are soiled and aged. Spine is chipped at top and bottom. Approx. 1 1/2" tear at top of spine. Previous owner's notation, in black ink, on front cover. Heavily priced, in pencil, in margins throughout. Good.
New York: American Art Association. Anderson Galleries Inc., 1930. wraps. Presumed First. 145 pp. B/w ills. Catalog of Sale No. 3809, Jan. 16-17, 1930. Part I Catalog (A-G). Subtitle: "From the library of the Late Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern Salomons, Bart. Broomhill, Tunbridge Wells." Covers soiled, unworn. Spine has blue ink stain, pencil notes. Interior has a faint trace of damp stain along front edge. Text unmarked and unaffected. The bibliophile's dream book! Very Good.
Philadelphia, Pa. Stan. V. Henkels, 1907. Wraps. First Edition. 134 pp. Subtitle, "Embracing Statesmen of the Colonial, Revolutionary and Present Time Including the Extensive Collection of Portraits of Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Henry Laurens, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster. Also, Chief and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, Attorneys-General of the United States, Judges, Lawyers, etc., etc." Pasted-down color portrait of a young American statesman, on front cover, has a small chip in the left-hand side which does not extend into the portrait. Front and rear covers are detached. Spine is missing. Covers are aged, soiled, stained, chipped and/or torn along extremities. But don't judge this catalogue by its covers. The interior is filled with b/w facsimile reproductions of...
Philadelphia, Pa. Stan. V. Henkels, 1907. Wraps. 93 pp. Subtitle, "Embracing the Lord Chancellors and Chief Justices of Great Britain, Eminent English Lawyers, Kings and Queens of Great Britain, English Princes and Princesses, and Members of Royal Families Mostly Engraved in Mezzotinto." Covers are somewhat aged, soiled and chipped along edges. Spine has occasional tears along hinges and approx. 1" is missing from the bottom. The interior is filled with b/w facsimile reproductions of the portraits from this renowned collection. However, each portrait has a thin red horizontal line running across the face. A small card inserted at the front page reads, in part, "Notice. Fifty copies of this Catalogue without the red lines have been printed, to which a printed list of prices will...
Philadelphia, Pa. Stan. V. Henkels, 1907. Paperbound. First Edition. 141 pp. Subtitle, ". . .Beautiful Women of Europe and America and Actors, Actresses, Vocalists, Musicians and Composers." Pasted-down color portrait of beautiful young woman on the front cover. Covers are aged, soiled, sun-struck and chipped along extremities. Spine is cracked, chipped and approx. 1" is missing from bottom. Color frontis of "Miss Mellon" (an actress). The frontis portrait and all other b/w portrait facsimilies in this catalogue do not have any horizontal red lines through them, as in the other catalogues from this renowned collection. However, they frequently have "From The Mitchell Catalogue," printed in red ink, across the bottom portion of the portraits. Interior has numerous, often full-page, b/w portrait facsimilies. Interior is slightly...
Munich, Germany: Hugo Helbing, 1899. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. Elephant Folio. Brown cloth boards with gold embossed titling to cover, beveled edges. Wear, scuffing, and staining to boards, loss to cloth at base of spine. Art Nouveau illustratated color endpapers of a clower design, light foxing throuhgout, staining at upper left corner of text block which gets slightly larger as one proceeds to the rear of the book. Section for plates 37/38 detached from spine but laid in. Text in German.
Collection of Dr. Martin Schubart offered at auction 102 tissue-guarded illustrations of the items in the auction. Good.
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1938. Paper. 63 pp. B/w illus. Catalogue of the sale December 7, 1938 of etchings and engravings and books on the subject, and of color prints. From the collections of John S. Williams, Harriet Montgomery, Mrs. Annie E. McCann, Ella Parsons, and Mrs. John Levy and others. Very Good.
Berlin: Kunst Auctions Haus, 1928. Paper. 30 pp. Cover sunned, stained. Some fraying along cover edges and corners. Spine is torn approx. 1 1/2" at bottom. Spine creased and frayed at top. Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, March 1928 featuring Italian Renaissance art, furniture, sculpture and Chinese art. Good.
New York: American Art Association, 1923. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. B/w ills. Title, Cont: "Near Stockholm, Sweden. To be sold at unrestricted public sale Febrary 21-24, 1923 under the managements of the American Art Assn." The title page calls this the "Foreword to The Lamm Collection." The ivory book, cord bound, is soiled and a bit edgeworn. It does contain captioned illustrations, but is in no way a complete catalog. Binding is holding. Contains several clippings laid in, including some results of sale. Good.