ORIGINAL Rare Charles and Ray Eames plywood leg splint circa 1940. Model S2-1790 from the Molded Plywood Division of the Evans Products Company, Los Angeles, California. Measures 42.5 high x 8 wide x 4.25 deep. These beautifully sculptural splints were made for soldiers injured in the Second World War. We have seen advanced collectors of all things modern display these splints as wall sculpture. The original paper shipping label is included. Excellent condition.
A rare Artek-Pascoe leg splint in excellent condition made by Charles Eames and assisted by Artek-Pascoe on the East Coast. These are the rarest of all the Eames splints, made in a very limited edition. These were not signed. Measures 42.5 high x 8 wide x 4.25 deep.
Illustrated British Firearms Patents 1714-1853. Limited edition published by Winchester Press in 1969; marked #611 out of 1000 copies printed. Excellent condition. Measures 10.75 inches by 7.5 inches. Compiled and edited by Stephen V. Grancsay and Merrill Lindsay.
Nippon-To: Art Swords of Japan / The Walter A. Compton Collection. This beautifully bound harcover book is the catalogue of the exhibition of Japan House Gallery shown in the spring of 1976 as an activity of Japan Society, Inc. It is in excellent condition with the original jacket and slipcase. It also includes the original folder with a tipped-in print of a Miyamoto Musashi painting entitled "Sleeping Hotei." The book measures 10.5 x 15 x 1 inches.
Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age, Annotated 2nd Edition, 1st printing, 1983, by Joe Kindig, Jr. Published by George Shumway, York, PA. Given as a gift to a friend and signed by the infamous author Larry Wilson, who wrote extensively on Colt and Winchester guns. Good condition: the dust jacket with some tears; some foxing on the inscription and title pages, the rest of the copy very clean.