Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Some book offerings at the SC Book Festival

The South Carolina Book Festival opens on February 27 and continues on Sunday, February 28. Book festival hours are 9AM-5:30PM on Saturday and 11:30-5 on Sunday. There is NO CHARGE for admission. I am planning to bring a selection of art and gardening books priced from $1.00-$40.00, and some of my antiquarian prints . I am also bringing a nice selection of fine 19Th cent. plate books. Some of the titles that will be included in the sale are listed below. Please come and visit me that weekend. Click here for the latest information on the book festival.

Selection of Fine plate books to be offered:

Sartain’s Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Vol. VII, July-Dec. 1850. Includes second known publication of The Poetic Principles by Edgar Allen Poe. All plates intact. Cover nearly detached. $65.00

The Naturalist’s Library. Vol 9. Pigeons by John Selby. 30 hand-colored plates by E. Lear, complete. $165.00

The Naturalist’s Library. Vol 24. Pouched Animals. 1855. 34 hand-colored plates, complete. $165.00

The Naturalist’s Library. Mammalia (Dogs). 1839. 33 hand-colored plates, complete. $165.00

William Daniell. Interesting Selections from Animated Nature. 2 Vols. London. Ca 1810. With aquatint engravings of animals and fauna, small to moderate foxing on plates.Original boards, front cover of vol.1 becoming detached. SCARCE in complete two volume set. $925.00

Friendship’s Offering. London. 1834. 12 steel engravings, complete. $35.00

Peterson’s Magazine. Various volumes bound together. 1865-66. Numerous woodblock and steel engravings. $70.00

The Ladies’ Repository. Vol. 26. 1866. 17

steel engravings, 9 portrait steel engravings. $75.00

SOLD The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. 2 vols. New York. 1851. 37 steel engravings, binding of vol. 1 loose. $75.00

Jones’ Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. London, Ca 1810. Frontispiece and 39 full-page engraved plates (later colored). $200.00

SOLD The National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh. 1910. 50 photogravures. No. 41 of only 350 published. $60.00

Picturesque Russia and Greece. Boston. Estes and Laurant. 1886. Numerous woodblock engravings. $40.00

Godey’s Magazine and Lady’s Book. Vol. XXXV, July-Dec. 1847. Numerous steel engravings and hand-colored fashion plates. $70.00

Swiss Pictures Drawn with Pen and Pencil. The Religious Tract Society, Ca. 1880’s. Numerous woodblock engravings, 2 chromolithographs. $45.00

The World of Science, Art, and Industry Illustrated from Examples in the New York Exhibition, 1853-54. New York. Putnam. 1854. 500 woodblock engravings throughout book and 1 early chromolithograph. $150.00

Tallis’s History and Description of The Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the World’s Industry in 1851. 3 Vols in 2, ex lib. Approximately 140 steel engravings, some foxing to plates. Binding worn, front spine of vol 2 chipped. $175.00

William Beattie. Switzerland Illustrated. 1838, Vol. 1 only. 57 steel engravings by William Bartlett. Most plates fine with minor foxing. Binding worn, front cover nearly detached. $165.00

SOLD P.T. Sandhurst and James Stothert. The Masterpieces of European Art.

Philidelphia. Gebbie & Barrie, Ca. 1886. 101 steel engravings, plates clean with no foxing. Fine copy. $350.00

Owen Jones. The Grammar of Ornament. London. Bernard Quaritch. 1868. 112 chromolithographic plates, all fine with strong colors. Cover scuffed and discolored, binding tight. $350.00

James de Kay. Zoology of New York, Fish and Reptiles. Albany. 1842. Ex lib, plate volume. 79 B&W lithographs of snakes, fish, turtles, frogs, etc. $150.00

The Keepsake Annual. New York. ND (ca 1840’s). 11 plates. $40.00

The Odd-Fellows Offering for 1848. New York. Edward Walker. 11 steel engravings. $40.00

The Memories of Home, an Illustrated Annual. New York. 1860. 8 steel engravings. $40.00

The Snow Flake. 1846. Philidelphia. E. Ferrett & Co.. 10 steel engravings. $40.00

The White Veil, a Bridal Gift. Philidelphia. E.H. Butler. 1854. 11 plates. $45.00

The Ladies’ Repository. 1876.13 steel engravings. $40.00

Sowerby’s English Botany. Ed. by Boswell Syme. Vol 4. London. George Bell & Sons. 1902. 192 color plates, all fine. $350.00

SOLD English Art in 1884. Ed. by Henry Blackburn. 1895. 10 full page steel engravings. $50.00

SOLD Gems of Design From The Crystal Palace. London. ND (Ca. 1850’s). Plate Vol. Sm Folio. 204 steel engravings on 117 pages. Moderate foxing on most plates. $175.00

Charles Wilson. Picturesque Palestine, Sinah & Egypt. 2 vols. New York. D

Appleton & Co. 1883. Sm. Folio. 42 steel engravings, numerous woodblock

engravings in text. 1st Am. Edition. Covers scuffed, tight binding. $325.00

Sir Richard Colt Hoare. The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin Through Wales. 2 vols. 1806. 32 plates in Vol. 1, 27 in vol.2, missing large folding map. $175.00

The Art Journal. London and New York.Virtue. 1849-50 and 1852-1868. 19 vols. Sm. Folio. Approx. 657 full page steel engravings of all genre' of painting and sculpture of the era. Almost all plates are fine. Bingings tight but several volumes have worn or cracked leather. Text filled with thousands of woodblock engravings. An incredible insight into the art world of the British Empire during the Victorian Era. Offered as a set. $1800.00

SOLD The Art Journal. 1867. London. Virtue & Co. Sm. Folio. 29 steel engravings and numerous woodblock engravings in text. $110.00

SOLD The Art Journal for 1878. New York. D Appleton & Co. Ex lib. 36 steel engravings, all clean, numerous woodblock engravings in text. $125.00

SOLD The Art Journal for 1879. New York. D Appleton & Co. Ex lib. 36 steel engravings, all clean, numerous woodblock engravings in text. $125.00

SOLD The Art Journal for 1880. New York. D Appleton & Co. Ex lib. 36 steel engravings, all clean, numerous woodblock engravings in text. $125.00