Pair of W. K. Cowan Co., Chicago, solid mahogany pillar bookends, circa 1900. This is a very well made and heavy pair of bookends, capable of holding a row of books securely. Each bookend measures 7.5 inches wide at the base, 3.5 inches deep at the base and 5.5 inches high. The W. K. Cowan Company was in business from 1894 until 1916. William Kennett Cowan (b 10/24/1869); Graduated Chicago Manual Training School 1889; Trained in architecture with Henry Ives Cobb (Chicago Varnish Co. Building, the Columbian Exposition, Newberry Library, Liberty Tower in Manhattan, and the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, and other notable places); Cowan designed and supervised all of the plumbing plumbing and "related fixtures" for the Columbian Exposition in 1893 Chicago.
A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy Laurence Sterne. The limited editions club at High Wycombe, England c1936. Signed on back by the designer Eric Gill and the Ilustrator Denis Tegetmeiser. Printing by Hague and Gill High Wycombe England. This copy is number 301. First Edition in water silk dust jacket. Measures 11 .75 inches by 9.5 inches. MInt condition
The Small Fruits of New York by U. P. Hedrick, 1925, in the original box. The book is in mint condition and is full of colored botannical photo lithographs. The case needs mending. Measures 12 by 10 inches. Alban J. B. Lyon Company printers.
Dictionary of Artists in America 1654 to 1860. David Wallace George C. Grace.New York Historical Society. 1957
A dictionary of Japanese Artists Lawrence P Roberts 1986.