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Les 16 conseils de Radiola, Bellaigue, J. C. [Jean-Claude], illustrator
61 Bellaigue, J. C. [Jean-Claude], illustrator Les 16 conseils de Radiola
Paris Editions d'Art Risacher et Cie. Wraps Very Good 
Short inscription and signature of Bellaigue on FFEP. Scarce, with no copies located anywhere. N.d., circa 1920s. 4to. 24 by 16 cm. 16 leaves, with color plates and humorous captions and text bubbles all on rectos. This was a humorous promotional publication of Radiola, a French maker of radio receivers in the 1920s. J. C. Bellaigue (1893-1931), son of belletrist Camille Bellaigue, was a French book, magazine and poster illustrator known especially for his depictions of early aviation. He also was a designer for the French national carpet and tapestry manufacturer of Beauvais. The humor is all about preposterous accidents, frustrations and screw-ups relating to radios from when radios were a real novelty. Much of the same humor might with slight variation be applied to our PCs, iPhones, iPads, etc. The caricatures in the drawings are funny even without the specifics of the particular situation. Light use. 
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62 Bobbin, Timothy [John Collier]. Edward Orme, engraver The Passions, Humourously Delineated. Containing Twenty-Five Plates, With His Portrait, Title Plate, and Poetical Descriptions.
London Edward Orme. J. Hayes, printer 1810 Half Calf Very Good 
4to. 28 by 21 cm. 26 hand-colored plates in all (including dedication page plate, which does read as a full plate), plus frontis copper engraved portrait, uncolored, of Bobbin. Following a one page intro (address), the format is a plate is faced with an explanatory verse, usually short but in two instances, continuing onto a second page. Scarce with contemporary hand-coloring. Bobbin, whose real name was John Collier (1708-1786), was the Lancashire Hogarth, and was both celebrated in his day for his illustrations and his writings, which in the case of this work, was rendered in light verse. His publication on the Lancashire dialect was indeed the first important work to treat the subject and thus his legacy is both as a humorist and a linguistic scholar. The illustrations evoke the saucy genre paintings of earlier Dutch artwork as well as Hogarth and closer contemporaries such as George Moutard Woodward. They are exceptional, though, in their economy of composition, with little expended on extraneous background and details, and in this they stand apart from Woodward, not to mention Rowlandson and other illustrators of the period. Topically, the illustrations and verse have a broadness of theme that while of its period, also handily transcend it. Thus topics include love, anger, mercenary marriage unions, the squandering of savings in the pursuit of a Pyrrhic court victory. Dentistry, or the torture of tooth pulling, is the subject of a number of the plates, as is intemperate drinking. The characters depicted are rogues, simpletons, rakes, picaresque types, vulgarians, the panoply of everyday English society, brimming with life, if not always virtue. Rebacked in matching calf. Old calf abraded and chipped. Scattered soiling. 
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Pen and Ink and Watercolor Self-Portrait of Tim Bobbin, Bobbin, Timothy [John Collier]. (1708-1786)
63 Bobbin, Timothy [John Collier]. (1708-1786) Pen and Ink and Watercolor Self-Portrait of Tim Bobbin
NA Very Good 
This is presumed to be a self-portrait of Bobbin, whose real name was John Collier. The work is unsigned, but there can be no question that the person portrayed is Bobbin, and it is done with the unsparing caricaturial sharpness and economy that characterized his artwork. Bobbin as a caricaturist captured the vulgarity and coarseness of his subjects, no matter how lofty their social status, and he treated himself to no special indulgence. The face is a isobar map of furrows, with an absurdly clownish smile. Besides being unctuous, the smile contorts the facial outline to something simian, while the large eyes glint with a vaguely sinister manner. The style of the artwork could be described as naive and a bit folk art-y, but there can be question that the artist was also very much in control of his artistic faculties. The image is not a pretty one, yet it is visually arresting, and with the colored penwork ornamentation, quite lovely. Bobbin, or Collier, was the self-professed Lancashire Hogarth, and was both celebrated in his day for his illustrations and his writings, which included light verse as well as an important work on the Lancashire dialect. The picture comes in a gilt frame of some age but not contemporary with it. With the frame, the dimensions are 36 by 26 cm, and the image is about 29 by 19 cm. It has not been examind out of the frame. Some minor soiling to the paper. 
Price: 2400.00 USD
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Kreatury "Nové Evropy". 12 politických karikatur, Bohman, Hanus.  Introduction by Dr. A. Gotz-Krížanovský
64 Bohman, Hanus. Introduction by Dr. A. Gotz-Krížanovský Kreatury "Nové Evropy". 12 politických karikatur
Prague Akad. Mal. H. Bohmana 1945 First Edition Folder Very Good 
Scarce, with only two copies found on OCLC First Search (Drew U., Czech National Library). Folio, 33.5 by 25 cm. with one text leaf (on card), followed by twelve caricature plates. Caricatures depict Hitler, Göring, Himmler, Goebbels, Reinhardt Heydrich, Mussolini, Dr. Robert Ley, Hirohito, Rommel and others. The plates are black and white, with splashes of red here and there. The imagery is stark, pointed, and memorable, stylized in a manner to suggest their violence, their militarism, their sinister natures. Moderate soiling of the outer folder. Two small close tears to edge. Light wear besides. 
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Nos Actrices, Cappiello, Leonetto, artist.  Preface by Marcel Prevost.
65 Cappiello, Leonetto, artist. Preface by Marcel Prevost. Nos Actrices
Paris Edition de la Revue Blanche 1899 First Limited Edition Wraps. Glassine DJ over outer folio. Fine 
No. 28 of 44 copies printed on Japon Imperial. Large folio. 45 by 36 cm. One page preface followed by 18 pochoir plates of the leading actresses of the Fin-de-Siecle Parisian stage, with two plates of Sarah Bernhardt. Other actresses include Lucienne Breval, Marthe Brandes, Marie-Louise Marsy, Lara, Yahne, Rejane, Megard, Marcelle Lender, Lavalliere, Lucie Gerard, Cassive, Marthe Mellot, Simon Girard, Mariette Sully, Cecile Sorel and Jeanne Granier. The actresses are in costume, and Cappiello's approach is both highly stylized, yet also light and frothy, caricature perfectly befitting the frivolity of the period. Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) is best known for his revolutionary poster designs. He got his professional start, though, as a caricaturist for publications such as "Le Rire", "L'Assiette au Beurre", and "Le Cri de Paris", and theater caricature was a major sideline of his. The caricatures in this set embody many of the qualities of his later posters -- their simplicity, their fillip of drama, etc. Condition: slight creasing in the lower corner. The plates have essentially detached from the spine, as is typical, and slight chipping to the lower extremity of the spine. A touch of soiling on the glassine. Overall, very clean, and still about as lovely a copy as one is bound to see. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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The Old English Squire
66 Careless, John [Pseudonym for William Andrew Chatto] The Old English Squire "A Jovial Gay Fox Hunter, Bold, Frank and Free." A Poem, In Ten Cantos. By John Careless, Esq. Illustrated with Plates, By One of the Family.
London Thomas M'Lean. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer 1821 First Full Morocco Near Fine 
8vo. 25 by 18 cm. viii, 136 pp. 24 hand-colored plates. With half-title. Condition: other than offsetting of plates, a clean copy. Full red morocco glistens. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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The Old English Squire "A Jovial Gay Fox Hunter, Bold, Frank and Free."  A Poem, In Ten Cantos.  By John Careless, Esq.  Illustrated with Plates, By One of the Family., Careless, John [Pseudonym for William Andrew Chatto]
67 Careless, John [Pseudonym for William Andrew Chatto] The Old English Squire "A Jovial Gay Fox Hunter, Bold, Frank and Free." A Poem, In Ten Cantos. By John Careless, Esq. Illustrated with Plates, By One of the Family.
London Thomas M'Lean. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer 1821 First edition Cloth. Very Good 
8vo. 30 by 20 cm. viii, 136 pp. 24 hand-colored plates. With half-title. Original boards, rebacked. Small chip and minor loss to original title label pastedown. Light offsetting on text and title. Scattered minor soiling. 
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Our Artist in Cuba.  Fifty Drawings on Wood.  Leaves from the Sketch-Book of a Traveler, During the Winter of 1864-5, Carleton, George W.
68 Carleton, George W. Our Artist in Cuba. Fifty Drawings on Wood. Leaves from the Sketch-Book of a Traveler, During the Winter of 1864-5
New York Carleton 1865 First Edition Pebbled Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 16.5 by 11 cm. viii, 50 pp., each with a comical illustration or two. Charming, if arguably Rascist. Probably capturing very well the common impressions of the tourists of the era, with noisome insects, heat and other afflictions sabotaging the pleasure of the visit. A clean, fresh copy, with the lightest of wear. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Album of Nine Original Pen-and-Ink Cartoons Depicting Life at a  Vichy France Prison Camp for Political Prisoners, Cascal (?)
69 Cascal (?) Album of Nine Original Pen-and-Ink Cartoons Depicting Life at a Vichy France Prison Camp for Political Prisoners
Sisteron, France Wraps Very Good 
Early 1940s. 8vo. 22 by 17 cm. Sisteron was used for political prisoners -- communists, anarchists, other undesirables -- as well as common criminals, during the German occupation. It would be liberated by American forces in August, 1944. The artist, whose signature we can not make out with certainty (Cascal, Gascal?), had a sure mastery of his art -- the lines are drawn with great precision, without the result coming off the least bit fussy. He easily conveys the absurdities of prison life, and the insanities of his masters, as well as his fellow prisoners, for whom the circumstances of their incarceration could drive to insanity. In these nine illustrations he somehow seems to capture the breadth and wackiness of his experience. Each of the illustrations is captioned in French, which we translate as "Arrival", "The clandestine fire", "The guard's review" (of the prisoners), "The forced carrying of wood", "The aftermath of squash and leek" (soup?); "Soup", "Distribution of parcels", "The game of boule", "Forced labor relating to squash". The illustrations are all signed, but we are not sure of the spelling. The notebook itself is a generic "Dessin" booklet. Light wear. 
Price: 1950.00 USD
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Mother Goose in Washington.  A Story of Old King Dole and His Humpty Dumpty Court, Chandlee, Will H., principal author and illustrator, with Alden Turner contributing a few illustrations.
70 Chandlee, Will H., principal author and illustrator, with Alden Turner contributing a few illustrations. Mother Goose in Washington. A Story of Old King Dole and His Humpty Dumpty Court
New York and Harrisburg, PA The Telegraph Press 1936 First edition Cloth Very Good Plus 
Anti-Roosevelt and anti-New Deal humor and caricature! 4to. 26 by 22 cm. Unpaginated, 60 pp. The verse takes off from well-known nursery rhymes and applies them to ridicule every aspect of the Roosevelt administration. Whatever one's thoughts on FDR's policies and the men responsible for them, one can not deny the cleverness and wit of the cartoons. Chandlee was in his day a well-known cartoonist and artist connected with "The Washington Star" from 1886 to 1908. He was the founder of the Washington School of Art. Some light soiling on the decorated cloth cover and light foxing of the endpapers. Otherwise, clean and tight. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Vie en Rose Vendu au Bénéfice des Bretons.  No. 72, Chatenay, E.
71 Chatenay, E. Vie en Rose Vendu au Bénéfice des Bretons. No. 72
Wraps Very Good 
1902? Special issue of serial humor and caricature/cartoon publication issued from 1901 to 1903. Contributions by Radiguet, Jean Richepin, Bac, Louis Morin and others. This issue focused on poking fun at Bretons. 4to. 29 by 20.5 cm. 12 pp., plus wraps. Color cartoons on front and rear cover. Mostly page-sized cartoons, with also several songs and poems. Condition: cheap pulp paper predictably very age toned or browned. Small edge chip on cover, and minor edge staining. 
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World War One Sketchbook of Original Watercolor and Ink Caricature and Cartoons, Cheuillotte, J.
72 Cheuillotte, J. World War One Sketchbook of Original Watercolor and Ink Caricature and Cartoons
1914 or 1915 Cloth Very Good 
The drawings are all rendered with an uncommonly precise hand, if by an amateur. Oblong, 17.5 by 25.5 cm. 29 pp. of drawings, ten of which are watercolored, the remained, ink work. Some of the ink work is credited as having come from other sources, and so the artist here copied or adapted from these sources, which include the artist Hansi, or cartoons from the Daily Chronique or The Cartoon. All the watercolors bear no such crediting, and so it is assumed that these and a few of the ink drawings are entirely original. Since it is obvious that the artist, probably this J. Cheuillotte (whose name is on the front cover) had a proficiency with drawing, the purpose of the album might well have been to share some favorite cartoons with others, or to hone his own craftsmanship through emulation. The depictions of the Germans is less about showing them as sinister as much as simply absurd. Light wear and finger soiling here and there. 
Price: 2250.00 USD
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The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax.  The First Tour in Search of the Picturesque.  The Second Tour in Search of Consolation; The Third Tour in Search of a Wife. (3 volumes), Combe, William
73 Combe, William The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax. The First Tour in Search of the Picturesque. The Second Tour in Search of Consolation; The Third Tour in Search of a Wife. (3 volumes)
London Nattali and Bond 1855 Ninth Edition Hardcover Fine Rowlandson, Thomas 
Book. 4to - over 9ľ - 12" tall. 3 volumes each bound in modern full calf in pristine condition, with five raised bands and gilt decoration on the spine, with red title label and black green label with Rowlandson name. 81 hand-colored plates. All volumes tight, with some minor soilage and occasional light fox marks inside. Plates are bright. Volume one has hand-sketched portrait of Combe, the author, along with neat handwritten biography on two leaves of preliminaries. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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The Tour of Doctor Prosody, in Search of the Antique and the Picturesque, through Scotland, the Hebrides, the Orkney and Shetland Isles; Illustrated by Twenty Humourous Plates, Combe, William, presumed.  C. Williams and W. Read, artists
74 Combe, William, presumed. C. Williams and W. Read, artists The Tour of Doctor Prosody, in Search of the Antique and the Picturesque, through Scotland, the Hebrides, the Orkney and Shetland Isles; Illustrated by Twenty Humourous Plates
London Matthew Iley 1821 First edition Full Morocco Near Fine 
8vo. 24 by 15.5 cm. [2], 251 pp. 20 hand-colored aquatint plates. Half title absent. Bound in full brown crushed morocco by Riviere & Son. A knock off of the hugely popular Dr. Syntax trilogy, with additional inspiration presumably coming from Boswell's account of his tour of Scotland in the company of Samuel Johnson. Abbey, Life 277. Tooley 433. Prideaux p. 334. Light wear. Occasional light fox marks. Predominantly clean and crisp. A beautiful copy. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Messieurs les Ronds-de-Cuir, Le Train de 8 H. 47, Les Gaites de l'Escadron (Three Volume Set), Courteline, Georges.  Illustrations de Albert Dubout
75 Courteline, Georges. Illustrations de Albert Dubout Messieurs les Ronds-de-Cuir, Le Train de 8 H. 47, Les Gaites de l'Escadron (Three Volume Set)
Monte Carlo Aux Editions du Livre 1949, 1951, 1952 First Editions Thus, Limited Editions Half Morocco, Marbled Boards Near Fine 
All three volumes are of numbered limited editions (with large limitations of 5,000 each). Inimitable, zestful Dubout illustrations the perfect complement to the light satirical farces of Courteline. While the volumes were not issued as a set, the matching bindings make them perfect as such, and so they are being sold together. Minor soiling to the leather spine. All volumes are otherwise tight and immaculate. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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76 Cruikshank, George A Comic Alphabet
Leporello. Hardcover. Box. Fine 
N.d., but an early 20th century restrike of the 1836 original, with bright hand-coloring. Other than the freshness of the paper pastedown on the boards and the outer box which clearly was not the sort issued with a book in the early 19th century, this copy could pass for an exceptionally well-preserved copy of the original. 13.5 by 9 cm. 24 panels, mostly humorous and lightly satirical, but also a few with a more sentimental quality. The front cover resembles the original perfectly, stating "Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank No 23 Myddelton Terrace Pentonville 1836" just as the true first edition did, and the back cover headed by a "T", for "Tilt, 86 Fleet Street", the original publisher, and an etching presumably of Tilt himself at his shop. This is NOT the facsimile issued by the Arts Council of Great Britain in the 1970s! The outer box has wear, with one edge of the lower part missing. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Four works by George Cruikshank bound together, including:  (1) Phrenological Illustrations, or An Artist's View of the Craniological System of Doctors Gall and Spurzheim.  (2) Illustrations of Time.  (3) Scraps and Sketches.  To be Continued Occasionally.  (4) Scraps and Sketches, Part the Second., Cruikshank, George
77 Cruikshank, George Four works by George Cruikshank bound together, including: (1) Phrenological Illustrations, or An Artist's View of the Craniological System of Doctors Gall and Spurzheim. (2) Illustrations of Time. (3) Scraps and Sketches. To be Continued Occasionally. (4) Scraps and Sketches, Part the Second.
London Cruikshank himself. Sold by J. Robins and Co. 1827, 1827, 1828, 1829, respectively Half Calf. Marbled Boards. Very Good 
Oblong, 26.5 by 37.5 cm. 24 hand-colored plates. Note that all of these are works often encountered in black and white, or without hand-coloring. One of the plates for Scraps and Sketches, the first part, is grouped in the Part the Second -- both are supposed to have six plates. (Title, 3, six hand-colored plates, blank, title, six hand-colored plates, blank, title, five hand-colored plates, blank, title, seven hand-colored plates, blank.) The four works, while separate, are all of a piece in their oblong dimensions, their general format and humor, their publication details (self-published, with Robins as the vendor). Phreonological Illustrations here was issued one year after the first edition, but the plates are all watermarked August 1826. The Illustrations of Time is a first edition. Cohn 178 and 179. The Scraps and Sketches are both first editions. Cohn 180. Two other installments, those of 1830 and 1831, are not included here. Light scattered foxing and soiling (finger smudges) throughout, with most of it on the tissue guards. On the prelims and two text pages of Phrenological Illustrations the foxing is a bit more prevalent. Edgewear to the binding, with rubbing along the edges especially at the corners. Rebacked, with matching leather. Newer endpapers. Handsome original leather label on front board. 
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78 Cruikshank, George London Characters
London Joseph Robins 1827 First Half morocco pull-off slipcase with cloth board,  Very Good 
First edition in book form. 12mo. 16 by 10 cm. 24 hand-colored caricatures, including of parish beadle, tax gatherer, turncock, waterman, stage coachman, hackney coachman, sailor, sailor's lass, Greenwich pensioner, Chelsea pensioner, brewer's drayman, butcher's boy, baker, fishmonger, maid servant, footman, barber, old clothes man, market woman, last dying speech man. The illustrations are uniformly memorable although most of the trades depicted are now forgotten. Herein lies a glimpse of what life on the London streets must have looked like at the time. Foxing, mostly on tissue guards. Cohn 182. Plates generally bright and handsome. Light dampstains on rear. A band of darkening across front and back cover which we believe was a defect original to the printing of the cover, as we are aware the same band exists on another copy. Front joint repaired inconspicuously. Sunning to morocco spine of outer case. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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79 Cruikshank, George Points of Humour (Two parts in one)
London C. Baldwyn 1823-4 First edition Full Morocco Near Fine 
8vo. 21.5 by 13.5 cm. 47, [1]; vi, 56, [1] pp. With two states of 20 plates, with one version hand-colored, the other not. The second, B/W suite of the plates, is all on India paper and bound in. Additional woodcut illustrations in text. Binding by Riviere & Son is a full orange morocco with gilt ruled borders and spine gilt decoration and gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Accompanying the book is the bookplate of and a long manuscript note dated 1907 by antiquarian bookseller extraordinaire and Cruikshank expert H.W. Bruton with comments on the plates. Cohn 176. Spine very slightly darkened, and some very light wear besides. Occasional light foxing. 
Price: 875.00 USD
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The Man in the Moon &c. &c. &c. A Speech from the Throne, to the Senate of Lunataria In the Moon, Cruikshank, George, illustrator
80 Cruikshank, George, illustrator The Man in the Moon &c. &c. &c. A Speech from the Throne, to the Senate of Lunataria In the Moon
London William Hone 1820 Third Edition Pamphlet Very Good 
8vo. 16 pp, including the cover. Featuring 15 woodcuts by Cruikshank. Political satire tract written in light verse, mocking George IV, then still Regent, and other political figures of the day. Cohn 527. Lightly soiled. Still bound by stitching. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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