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WINES, James N. (WINES-ARCHITECT AND ARTIST) WINES, James N. 18 LITHOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATING TH TEXT OF CANDIDE BY VOLTAIRE. Rome: Roberto Bulla, 1959. Large folio, 18 lithographs measuring 22 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches laid into flexible printed wrappers, with separate letterpress tex on thin India paper, all laid into original black lettered buckram portfolio. Only edition. Rare item not recorded on OCLC but two copies are known, MOMA and Toledo Muse of Art. A limted edition production number 32 of 50 copies, each modernistic lithograph signed and numbered in pencil by the twenty-seven year-old artist lived in Rome from 1956 to 1962, and while there he won the Prix de Rome in 1956. Wines is an American artist, sculptor, highly aclaimed architect, and international lecturer associated with environmental design. A professor at Penn State, he is the founder of SITE (Sculpture in the Environment), a New Y based architectural and environmental arts organization in 1970. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Graphic Art in 1955, and Cooper-Hewitt's 2013 Lifetime Achievement Design Award. In 1983 he was appointed the chairman of the desig department at Parsons School of Design. Beside his accomplishments in graphic design, he is known for his distinctive architectural designs, especially through SITES. In Virginia he was the creative genius behind the design of the showroom buildings for Best Company, Richmond family based business operating from coast to coast in the 1970s and 1980s. Their buildings became unique, surrealistic and unorthodox works of a - such as "Falling brick facades," the "Peeling facades," and the "Notch building." Each building stands alone as a work of art and is not duplicated and they can be seen from Virginia to California. The back of flexible wrappers contains pencil inscription "To Mr. & Mrs. Rich Kimball, with many thanks, James Wines, August, 1964." The buckrum portfolio a little dusty, and the set lacks one India tissue paper cover, else fine.


FIELD, G.W., Draughtsman (ARCHITECTURE-MILITARY FORT) FIELD, G.W., Draughtsman. PLANS, SECTIONS & ELEVATIONS OF A POST HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, DESIGNED FOR FORT THORNBURGH, UTAH. (Washington, DC): House Ex. Doc. US Congress, 1882. Two large folding sheets (28 1/2 x 19 1.2 inches - one vertical and one horizontal). A rare survival of nineteenth century military aritecture. The folding chart detail floor plans, elevations and details of the proposed buildings that wer to make up Fort Thronburgh, Utah Territory. The two working plans are of masonry and framed buildings presumably for the original intentions for the fort and include on Plan "A" Post Headquarters Building with floor plan, three elevations and plan of the roofs. The second plan "B" includes several buildings: a Guard Room and Prison with floor plan elevation; Squad & Mess Building with floor plan, exterior elevation and cross-section; Barracks Building with floor plan of the first and second floo and elevation; Grainery with floor plan; Ordinances Stores with plan and elevation; and also an axiomatic plan with details of wall and floor framing. G.W. Field is the name of the draughtsman. The Secretary of War decided to construct a fort in the Uinta Basin to hold t Utes on the reservation and to quiet any potential hostilities between the Indians and whites. Major Hawkins was ordered out of Fort Steele on August 2 1881 and established the new fort on September 17 which was moved in the Spri of 1882 to Ashley Creek near present-day Vernal, Utah. The Secretary of War planned an elaborate $84,000 fort consisting of thirty-two brock or frame buildings to house four companies of men. The men began work on eight tempor abode buildings and laid out the bondaries of the Fort, which encompassed 21, acres. Unfortunately the appropriations from Congress for the fort were a disappointing $1,500 toward construction in 1883 resulting in any new work be halted. In time Fort Thornburgh was abandoned. Very good.


STANLEY, Reverend Edwin Samuel) (WOMEN-CONNECTICUT-TRADE BINDINGS) (STANLEY, Reverend Edwin Samuel). ALBUM LOVE. New York: Leavitt & Allen, (circa 1850). Square 8vo (7 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches). Publisher's royal blue textured cloth with blind and gilt decorations. Frontispiece, engraved title leaf, (44) leaves (not all leaves used), 3 plate An uncommon special work. While OCLC does record several works with this tit and also printed by the same publishers, these are significantly different published works far expanded from this work, each with more than 120 pages. Album of Love is an apt title for this friendship album from Mystic, Connecticut. From the poetical Dedication inscription written by E.S. Stanle "The book goes forth to gather from friends, so that when gathered in and friends are gone or dead, they may afford a joy,- a pleasant passing hour, to one who loves keepsakes, though but a transient thought. Go then! yet count one thy friend but those whose thoughts are pure; - whose words are sincere o the soul." This dedication was likely written by Reverend Edwin Samuel Stanl (1819-1899). a Methodist Episcopal Church clergyman, licensed to preach in 18 He served the communities-a partial list-of Cumberland, East Mansfield, East Glastonbury, Mystic, South Manchester, East Greenwich, New Bedford, and Newpo He was a Free-Soiler and Abolitionist. Friendship album did indeed go forth. This album containing approximately 21 pages of manuscript was kept by a young woman named "Jennie" ("Jane" to her cousin) in Mystic. Jennie lent this album to her friends and family in Mysti and nearby Greenville (Norwich) and they neatly inscribed poems and other sentiments of love and friendship. The writing can be light at times and challenging to read, but still an interesting 1850s woman's friendship album from Mystic with a gilt decorated, trade cloth bookbinding. The plates are engraved by H. A. Ritchie, Sartain, etc. With 15 applied color paper decorations; variously colored text leaves, tissue guards' all edged gilt. Binding with minor rubbing; foxing to title-p and plates; handwriting is quite light at times; else very good.