Rare Japanese book, Tosa Mitsunori, Compiled and Published by Shozaburo Watanabe, Ginza, Tokyo, 1933. Number 168 in a limited edition of 300 copies. Stitch bound paper cover, 32 pages with 9 plates (5 folding), original, complete, and in very good condition. Measures 10.5 x 7.5.
Virgina Metal Crafters "The Stallion" cast iron horse bookends c1954. These beautiful well cast bookends retain their original black painted surface. Each bookend measures 9.5 inches to the top of its ears, 7.75 inches across and 2 inches deep.
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
Dictionary of Artists in America 1654 to 1860. David Wallace George C. Grace.New York Historical Society. 1957