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The 19th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair., Gorey (Edward)
1 Gorey (Edward) The 19th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair.
New England Chapter of the ABAA, 1995. Signed
A color poster by Gorey produced for the Boston Book Fair. Measures 21 X 13 inches. This is one of 350 numbered copies, signed by Gorey. One little spot on right margin (on the back, shows through slightly), a couple of slight marginal creases at top and bottom, but basically fine, unused. An amusing image, books & elephants. 
Price: 300.00 CAD
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A Race! A Race!, Landseer (Thomas)
2 Landseer (Thomas) A Race! A Race!

[London]: Published 1825 by Moon, Boys and Graves, 64 Pall Mall. A print, measuring 19.75mm X 16mm. Mounted on a heavy card stock, which measures 25mm X 21mm. Some yellowing of print, but very good. The backing board has a thick residue of yellowed glue all around the edges, likely leftover from when it was mounted in a frame. Accompanied by some very brittle and yellowed glassine. The print is marked "Proof" in the lower left corner. This edition somewhat at variance with that described by the British Museum. Their copy bears a publication date of 1828, and gives the publisher's address as "6 Pall Mall". Also the script in which the title and accompanying rhyme are written is in an entirely different hand, with some letters capitalized on their copy, which are in lower case on this copy. Since Moon, Boys and Graves acquired the stock of Hurst, Robinson after their bankruptcy in 1825, it is not unrealistic to presume that this print was created by Hurst, Robinson, but not issued under their imprint. A satirical illustration by Landseer, depicting two monkeys riding an ass and racing with another monkey on horseback, all three in human clothing. A rare image, not included in Landseer's MONKEYANA, which was published by Moon, Boys & Graves in 1827-28. 
Price: 325.00 CAD
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A Painting of a Desert Caravan Scene., Painting on Eisenglass.
3 Painting on Eisenglass. A Painting of a Desert Caravan Scene.

[nd - 1900 - 1930?] This is an original painting on a transparent medium, possibly eisenglass. It is a scene of a caravan or procession in the desert; flag-bearers ride an elephant at the front, water bearers carry jugs on their heads, two riders in coloured robes are on horseback, numerous figures are on foot dressed in white robes with green, red, and purple sashes at their waists. 7.75 x 5.75 inches, lower left corner is cracked off, condition is very good, colours very bright. The flag/pennant carried by the elephant is triangular, a red triangle on a green background. 
Price: 100.00 CAD
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Color Block Print - 1928., Patterson (Lawrence Anthony)
4 Patterson (Lawrence Anthony) Color Block Print - 1928.

[California, 1928?]. This is a color block print measuring 9.25 x 12.25 inches; the image size is 5.5 x 8 inches. Paper is slightly browned, fine condition. The author's name is lettered at the bottom, within the illustration: "Lawrence Patterson 1928". Patterson (1896 - 1964) lived and worked in California, where he was a book illustrator and print maker. This is a colorful and striking image, of two large figures beneath a tree, with a small central figure, mystical in nature. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Portrait of General Joseph Bloomfield (Governor of New Jersey)., Saint-Memin (Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de)
5 Saint-Memin (Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de) Portrait of General Joseph Bloomfield (Governor of New Jersey).

A circular portrait, 2.25 inches in diameter, on a 10 x 7 inch sheet. This is a 19th century photogravure of this portrait. Fine condition. Saint-Memin was a celebrated portraitist who lived in the USA from 1793 - 1814. His subjects included George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The subject of this portrait, Joseph Bloomfield, was the Governor of New Jersey, and the man for whom Bloomfield, NJ is named. It is printed on a wove paper, quite fine, with no watermark. The imprint: "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N. York" is that usually found on Saint-Memin's productions from 1796-98. The New York Historical Society Museum & Library finding aid to the Saint-Memin Print Collection mentions the Bloomfield portrait, giving a date of 1798. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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An original painting by Mona Thrasher of Inuvik., Thrasher (Mona)
6 Thrasher (Mona) An original painting by Mona Thrasher of Inuvik.

This framed canvas measures about 34 inches in height, about 28 inches wide. It is a portrait of an aged Inuit woman wearing a parka. Condition is very good - there is one small perforation in the upper part of the canvas, but it is not near to and does not affect the image. Mona Thrasher was born in 1942 in a bush camp between Aklavik and present day Inuvik. At a young age, a hunting accident left her partially deaf and mute. Mona is a self taught artist, with no formal training . At the age of 18, she was approached by Father Adam to paint the Stations of the Cross in the Roman Catholic Church in Inuvik (the Igloo Church). Even though she had never done such a large project, Father Adam knew she was capable. It took Mona just three months to paint all 14 Stations, which still hang in the church today. Since then she has created many paintings, mainly using the colours Blue and White because she believes they best represent the traditional Inuit life - the sky, water, snow and ice. She hopes that through her art, people get a better understanding of the North and its people. 
Price: 500.00 CAD
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