OREGON - PORTLAND) Accordion fold viewbook, 17 single-page illustrations and 1 double-page illustration in black and white, 5 x 6 inches, decorative debossed paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Covers worn and faded; splits to head and tail of outer spine repaired with tape at tail; many fold lines have short splits at the tail; the double page birds eye view illustration of the city has been repaired on the verso and is now detached from the following sheets of single page illustrations which are in overall very good condition on slightly glossy paper. The views are street scenes or montages of city buildings and natural scenery. Many buildings have since been demolished, including the Hotel Portland, the Marquam opera house, and Oregon Pottery works. A birds eye view shows a sparsely populated city with fields and trees where neighborhoods now exist. Five OCLC listings: California Historical Society, UC Berkeley, Multnomah County Library, University of Oregon, and Seattle Public Library.
YACHTING - AMERICAS CUP) Burns M. J. and Victor Perard (illus). Large wood engraving 12 x 42 inches with ten vignettes along lower margin, sheet size 16 x 44 1/2 inches, folded as issued, Harper's Weekly, October 14, 1893. Tiny chips and short tears (up to 3/4 inch) to left and right margins, outside image area; pinhole to lower margin at centerfold; overall very good condition. Gorgeous capture of The America's Cup. Main image includes sailboats Vigilant and Valkyrie centered among various ships filled with excited spectators. Includes ten vignettes of the ship's flags, dated/timed imagery detailing the Vigilant and Valkyrie's progress along the race, and the flags of "R.Y.S. Burgee." and "N.Y.Y.C. Burgee." Published as a foldout supplement in Harper's Weekly magazine, October 1893.
OREGON - IMMIGRATION) Hyskell, C.M. BOOKLET, folding color map inside back cover, full page and in-text black and white illustrations, 7 x 5 1/2 inches, lxii pages, color pictorial wrappers with staple binding (softbound). Light soiling to covers, interior in very good condition, map in near fine condition. Includes information about fruit growing and other types of farming, industry etc. Fascinating information about relative wages for labor historians -- bakers worked an average 10 hour day for $3.50, glassmakers for $3.25, railroad section men for $1.50. Many professions are divided into male and female wages, in each of these, the female earns about one-half to two-thirds as much as her male counterpart.
NEW JERSEY) des Rosiers, Leon L. (illus). Color pictorial map, 22 x 16 5/8 inches on sheet 24 x 18 inches. Two inch tear to mid right margin (archivally repaired and scarcely visible from recto/front of sheet. Light edge wear to sheet. Clean, bright image. Displays handsomely. Brightly colored, most attractive map by Leon des Rosiers with a border showing historical events and places, and pictographs on the map showing attractions and products eg. wine at Egg Harbor City, the Cranberry Region, Pottery etc.
ENGLAND - CAMBRIDGE) Lee, Kerry (illus). Color pictorial / pictographic map, image 17 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches on sheet 22 x 27 inches. Light soiling to upper left margin. Mended tear to lower left margin, overall very good condition. Highly detailed and colorful vintage poster of the University of Cambridge campus illustrated by Kerry Lee.
UNITED STATES) Map, handcolored, 15 1/2 x 26 inches including decorative border on sheet 18 1/2 x 30 inches (wide margins), centrefold. Light soiling (including a couple of finger prints) and toning to margins, centrefold has been taped on verso with split to two ends of centrefold just entering lower edge of map at the lower edge, one tiny repaired tear at upper border, shape of Illinois has been traced, but this is only visible under raking light from verso; map would display very well. Very large Washington, Oregon (stretching from the Pacific to the Rockies): Utah and New Mexico (stretching from California to Nebraska / Kanzas / Texas); Nebraska (stretching from the Rockies to Minnesota); Kanzas (sic) from the Rockies to Missouri. A wonderful map contrasting the large open territories of the West with the more densely settled East.
JO MORA - NATIVE AMERICANS) Mora, Jo (illus). Color poster, 31 3/4 x 24 inches. Several small tight creases from rolling, creasing to margins; very light foxing to left margin; image area in overall very good condition. Poster - probably 1950s edition. "Jo Mora Publications, Monterey, California" in lower left corner. Wonderful rich coloration.
OREGON - ca. 1874) Map on cloth backing, original handcolor, 16 x 22 1/2 inches on sheet 17 1/4 x 24 inches, NEVER FOLDED. Light general toning; small chips to right corners and 2 x 1/8 inch abraded strip along right edge, all well outside map area and minimized by backing; very good condition. A detailed map of Oregon, with some interestingly inaccurate depictions of the physical geography of Oregon, which are corrected in late editions of the map. The survey grids indicate very little of the eastern portion of the state as having been surveyed. The Snake River above 45 degree latitude follows very closely the 117 degree of longitude line (corrected in later maps to show the wide curve of the river at this point); in Grant county Lake Harney is shown as a single large lake, whereas in later maps it appears with Malheur Lake.
WORLD AVIATION MAP - WORLD WAR II - AMERICAN AIRLINES) Color poster, pictorial map, image 22 x 33 inches (56 x 84 cm) on sheet 23 x 34 inches, folding to 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches as issued. Soft general creasing, multiple splits to fold ends up to 3/4 inch, short splits at fold intersections (3/4 inch at left centre fold), good condition overall. This simple but graphically striking map is a fine example of the "air age" geography that was a hallmark of the late 1930s and 1940s in America. Mapmakers such as Richard Edes Harrison and Charles Owens employed new map projections to convey a more realistic sense of distance than the traditional Mercator projection allowed. In this map issued by American Airlines with the United States at its centre routes are represented by lines of airplanes: "The airplanes on the map are spaced 250 miles apart, each one representing one hour's flight. By counting the number of airplanes along any route, you can find the number of hours it takes to reach the places shown from the United States by air." The map is bordered by illustrations of products used in building airplanes: "some of the vital Air-Age materials are listed here.to understand the needs of our country in the Air age, we must know what materials are needed to build airplanes, where they can be obtained, how they may be shipped, and how accessible are the sources of supply." Under the heading "Fuel for the Air Age" is a listing of six plane types with speeds and number of miles per gallon flown, so that, at 10 cents per gallon, "you can easily figure.how many War Stamps would be needed to pay for the fuel to fly a warplane to any point on the Air World Map."
KENT, ROCKWELL) Kent, Rockwell (illus). Black and white lithograph, 12 1/2 x 10 inches on textured cream paper 16 x 12 1/2 inches, trim marks at upper edge. Light edgewear, light toning to outer right edge, a few faint marks to margins; overall very good condition. A man and woman sit in front of three broken trees representing the bloodlines of three Scandinavian tribes: the Danes, the Swedes, and the Geats. Rockwell Kent (1882 ? 1971) was an American artist and adventurer whose 1931 Beowulf illustrations accompanied the 1932 translation by William Ellery Leonard in a limited run of 950 copies. This original unsigned lithograph is the mirror image of the 1931 print and includes names, as published in the book. An attractive and dramatic image.
VICTORIAN EASTER CARDS) Hardbound scrapbook, unpaginated (46 pages), 15 x 12 3/4 inches, containing approximately 90 holiday cards, trade cards, and illustrations of various sizes, mostly chromolithographic. Paper covered boards, heavy gilded decorative pictorial embossed covers. Rubbing to cover spine and extremities, chipping to lower left corner of back cover, age toning to sheets, multiple tears, light wear and abrasions to some images; cards in good condition overall, bright and attractive. The theme that emerges is one of springtime, Easter, innocence, and Christianity. Cards depict Bible scenes, fruit, women and children, chicks, eggs, kittens, flowers, and doves; some magazine illustrations are also pasted in. The large size of the scrapbook allows for some unusually large items to be included. Most images are undated but some have the dates 1887, 1896, and 1898, and a calendar toward the end is for the year 1901. The scrapbook itself has a patent date of March 1876.
ROCKWELL, NORMAN) Rockwell, Norman (illus). Four offset color lithographs, image area 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches on sheet 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches, WITH ORIGINAL MAILING ENVELOPE. Envelope: moderate wear and soiling with two 1 inch areas of paper loss, penciled name to verso. Prints: light edge toning, soft general creasing, slight bump to upper corners, tiny chip to lower right corner of Freedom to Worship print (well outside image area), 1/4 x 1/2 inch paper loss to left margin of Freedom from Want print (outside image area); overall good clean condition. The complete set of Norman Rockwell's most famous illustrations: Freedom of Speech, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom of Worship. Rockwell intended them for patriotic posters, but the Office of War Information wasn't interested. They were subsequently published by the Saturday Evening Post, and were so popular that in May 1943 the Post and the U.S. Treasury Department started a joint fundraising campaign by sending the original paintings on an exhibition tour. These prints appear to be souvenir of that tour -- an eagle printed at upper left on the enveope carried a sign reading "U.S. Treasury Department and Saturday Evening Post WAR BOND SHOW".
MEXICO TRAVEL POSTER) Peña, A.X. (illus). Vintage color poster, 36 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches, folding as issued to 12 x 8 3/4 inches. Pinholes, abrasions and/or short tears at margin corners and centers, slightly entering image border; paper residue to center upper margin; penciled address to center lower margin; green stain on verso shows up as green shadow on woman's neck (see detail image); otherwise very good bright condition; colorful image would display well. An attractive image of a woman standing proudly with an armful of flowers in front of a village. The artist, whose signature appears at upper right, was the Mexican painter Alfonso X. Peña (1903-1964). A photo of the original painting appeared in a 1936 El Nacional article in which the author wrote that Peña's "work is characterized by color that preserves all the lights and all the vibrations of the people and things that can be found in regions of the Republic, that is Tehuantepec, the mesa, the coast.?
CATTLE - 1839 BRITISH ARTIST LITHOGRAPHS) Cooper, Thomas Sidney (artist). SEVEN lithographs with handcolor, approx 11 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches (sizes vary slightly) on sheets approx 14 1/4 x 21 inches (elephant folio). Binding holes to top edge of each sheet; foxing and light streaks particularly visible in margins and sky areas; multiple repaired edge tears, chipping and staining from water exposure to lower margin of one print (outside image area); diagonal score to left lower margin of four prints, just penetrating or outside image area. Despite faults, would display well. Thomas Sidney Cooper RA (1803-1902) was an English painter and lithographer who specialized in images of cattle and sheep. These delicate and expressive lithographs were printed by C. Hallmandel.
ARTS & CRAFTS - CALIFORNIA) McCoy, Stephanie. Kleinhans Mathews, Lucia (illus). Hardbound book, illustrated in color and black and white, 47 pages, 8 x 5 1/2 inches, cloth-covered boards with pictorial dust jacket. White mark to back cover, two 1/8 splits to head of dust jacket spine, spine slightly slanted; overall very good clean condition. A beautifully produced book, letterpress printed and hand bound by The Arts & Crafts Press in Berkeley. Several of the illustrations are tipped in. Lucia Kleinhans Mathews (1870 - 1955) was a key contributor to the California Arts and Crafts style.
ITALY - LOMBARDY ca. 1855 MAP) Doyen, Flli. (lithographed by). Map, lithograph with handcolor, divided into 30 panels on linen backing, 21 x 42 inches on sheet 23 3/4 x 43 inches, folding into marbled card case 8 1/4 x 5 inches. Rubbing to extremities of case, light general toning to map; very good condition. The map of Lombardy shows towns, roads, rail lines, woods, and rivers. Lake Maggiore is at the upper left and the marshland of Valli Grandi Veronesi is at lower right. Hatching indicates elevation, and province borders are emphasized with handcolor. A rare item with no OCLC record.
ENGLAND - ARCHITECTURE - 19TH CENTURY - BRIGHTON ENGLAND) Bruce, J. (illus). Aquatint with handcolor on wove paper, plate mark 11 x 15 inches on sheet 12 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches, J. Whatman watermark at right margin. Very good condition. An attractive view of a pretty town, "Drawn, Engraved, Printed & Publish'd" by J. Bruce of Brighton. The text below the image celebrates the new pier visible at right, a "brilliant specimen of modern architecture" by Captain S. Brown, R.N. A vignette shows the pier as seen when facing toward the sea. The Royal Suspension Chain Pier opened in November 1823 and featured in paintings by Turner and Constable. It was destroyed by a storm in 1896.
COLES PHILLIPS - FADEAWAY GIRL) Phillips, Coles (cover illus). February 1912 disbound issue of the magazine in color pictorial covers, black and white illustrations throughout, 287 - 326 pages, 11 x 8 3/4 inches. Abrasion and two short tears to spine (where removed from previous binding), light soiling to lower right corner of front cover and left edge of back cover; overall very good clean condition. Cover illustration "And Hearts Are Trumps" by Coles Phillips depicts a card player in the artist's iconic "fade-away" style. The back cover features a beautiful metallic Pall Mall cigarette ad; contents include short articles, cartoons, and fiction. This is the original version of the magazine Life, not the news photo magazine first issued in November 1936.
FISHER, HARRISON) Fisher, Harrison (illus). Complete with 8 color plates plus color plate on front cover and 80 black and white full page illustrations plus black and white frontispiece, unpaginated, 11 x 9 inches, blue cloth covered boards, full size color pictorial cover label. Cover is bright, light toning to endpapers. Interior in good condition: short tear to upper layer of paper between black and white frontispiece illustration and introduction, one plate (Automobile Girl) is detached from binding and another (Fisherman's Luck) is loose with paper loss along the gutter edge. The half title page has an elaborate ink signature and miniature seascape from a previous owner. These color and black and white plates demonstrate Harrison Fisher's talents in capturing the essence of the turn of the century American Beauty, and include such images as The Bride and several of women and dogs. There is a black and white photographic portrait of Fisher and an interesting introduction by James B. Carrington "Mr Harrison Fisher's Place in American Illustration." The color plates in the volume are: Those Bewitching Eyes, American Beauties, Ready for the Run, Something more than a Diversion, Wanted - an answer, Fore!, Fisherman's Luck, Automobile and After the Dance.