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G. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper Will Exhibit at the ABAA Bibliography Week Showcase, January 23, 2020, French Institute/Alliance Française (FIAF) 22 East 60th Street, New York City, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK SHOWCASE, Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the French Institute, East 60th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues.

A theatrical broadside advertisement, giving notice of a continued successful run of John Wilkes Booth’s appearance as Romeo in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Boston in May 1864, less than a year before he shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre on April 15, 1865, in Washington .

THE WANAMAKER VEST POCKET SUBWAY GUIDE. 12.5 cm x 13 cm, an unfolded cardboard postcard created as promotional advertising for the new New York City Wanamaker department store at Astor Place, which featured its own store entrance directly from the subway platform. Augustyn and Cohen, in MANHATTAN MAPS 1527 – 2014 state: “The first subway map to be distributed was a private venture. In 1904, Wanamaker’s, whose new department store boasted an entrance right at the downtown platform at Astor Place, published a simplified subway map heralding  the coming of both the subway and the new store.” (p. 135)


Bogeng, G. A. E., Geschichte der Buchdruckerkunst von G.A.E. Bogeng. Dresden: Demeter-Verlag in Hellerau bei Dresden, [1930-1941?]. Erste – fünfzehnte lieferungen; achtzehnte – vierundzwanzigste lieferungen. Individual parts 1 – 15; 18 – 24. A total of only 22 parts are offered here. At the foot of the title page this notice appears: „Das werk erscheint in ca. 30 lieferungen von 3–4 bogen textund vier tafeln in lichtdruck zum preise von RM. 4 pro lieferung.“

JIMMY KELLY’S. THE MONTMARTRE OF NEW YORK. New York: Jimmy Kelly, 1940. A souvenir program (11 7/8 in x 9 in) for Jimmy Kelly’s infamous nightclub in New York City, at 181 Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village.


Longstreet, Stephen (pseudonym of Chauncey Weiner). Sportin’ House: a History of the New Orleans Sinners and the Birth of Jazz. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, Inc., [1965] 26 cm, brick-red paper boards with black lettering and publisher’s colophon on the front cover, endpapers are reproduced sketches of the author-artist. First edition. Extra-illustrated copy, with 20 original watercolor illustrations, 4 added on extra leaves pasted in, and the other extra-illustrations painted directly onto the book’s pages, in addition to the black-and-white and color illustrations of the publisher as issued.

[Model Coffee Room, Albany, New York, Temperance Bill of Fare, circa 1878] Cheapest Eating in Albany, at the Model Coffee Room (in the City Mission Building,) Cor. Rensselaer and Franklin Streets. The neatest dining room in the city, attentive waiters, clean food of the best quality, no rum, but the MOST DELICIOUS COFFEE. An illustrated card, with a lithograph of the City Mission Building on the recto and the “Bill of Fare” on the verso.

Cruikshank, George, Phrenological Illustrations, or an Artist’s View of the Crainiological System of Doctors Gall and Spurzheim, London: Published for the artist by Frederick Arnold, 86, Fleet Street, E.C. 1873. A presentation copy from George Cruikshank, with a page of original sketches bound into a signed custom binding by Sangorski and Suttcliffe, London. Signed and inscribed: To W[alter] H[ines] Page with the regard of Geo. Cruikshank, Jan. 12, 1875.” A unique variant of Cohn 178, and a presentation copy signed twice by Cruikshank, then a living legend, to the man who later served as the United States Ambassador to Great Britain during the First World War. 

Situated in what was known as “Satan’s Circus,” in the area between Fifth and Seventh Avenues from 23rd Street to 31st Street, Bryant’s Opera House was opened in 1870 as one of the few remaining minstrel houses in Manhattan, home of the infamous blackface group Bryant’s Minstrels, which were organized in 1857. This group enjoyed top billing as the main draw on this broadside with the first part of the program billed as Dan Bryant’s “Soiree D’Ethiope.”

Kollwitz, Kathe, Sturm, 1897, etching, sheet 5 from the cycle, Ein Weberaufstand, (A Weaver Riot). Image: 23.5 cm x 29 cm, sheet: 38 cm x 49.5 cm. Embossed stamp in the lower right-hand corner, “Becke, Muenchen-22.” Believed to be the fifth state of Klipstein 33.

[Teofilo Folengo] Opus Merlini Cocaii Poetae Mantuani Macaronicorum. Venetiis, apud Nicolaum Bevilacquam, 1613. Signed and dated in 1650 by noted Frisian historian, Simon Abbes Gabbema (1628 – 1688), the official historian of Frisland, promoter of the Frisian language and a sometime owner of the Codex Roorda. 

A memoir of a delayed honeymoon trip to the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, in which the husband, Giles R. Anderson recorded with ephemera and original photographs a documentary record of his honeymoon, how they travelled, what they saw and did, to be presented to his wife, first as a Christmas gift, but its delayed completion made it instead into a Valentine for 1907. An extraordinary narrative poem accompanies the documentary evidence of their trip, written out in rhyming stanzas.

A printed form, used in Colonial America for a written record of a bond between agreeing parties, “Printed by John Dunlap” at the top of the form, hand annotations in ink on heavy laid paper, dated September 6, 1775.

Sébah & Joaillier, Boutique and Bazar, an albumen photograph, 19.5 cm x 25 cm, signed and titled in the plate, photographic credit as Sébah & Joaillier, circa 1890.

L’ILLUSTRAZIONI ITALIANI, ANNO LXIV N. 51, 19 DICEMBRE 1937-XVI MILANO, TREVES, 1937. Supplemento a L’Illustrazione italiana del 19 dicembre 1937, numero dedicato alla cucina e alla tavola. Fra i contributi: L’alimentazione delle classi popolari; La bella tavola (con molte foto); Re e principi a tavola; L’arte di mangiar bene; Arcobaleno di golosità; Osterie di Roma; Ricordi e piatti siciliani; Tavolata partenopea; Il teatro a convito; ecc … Ricco apparato iconografico.

L’ILLUSTRAZIONI ITALIANI, ANNO LXIV N. 51, 19 DICEMBRE 1937-XVI MILANO, TREVES, 1937.

L’ILLUSTRAZIONI ITALIANI, ANNO LXIV N. 51, 19 DICEMBRE 1937-XVI MILANO, TREVES, 1937. “Sali di Frutta Alberani.”

Lotte Jacobi's "Thomas Mann, Writer Princeton NJ" 1936

Lotte Jacobi, Thomas Mann, Writer, Princeton N.J., 1936. 35.5 cm x 27.5 cm (13 7/8 in x 10 7/8 in) Signed by the photographer.

 

Guido Podrecca and Gabrielle Galantara. L’ASINO È IL POPOLO: UTILE, PAZIENTE E BASTONATO. Roma: Via del Tritone, 132, Anno XXIII, 1914-1915. Anarchist newspaper during Italy’s neutrality in World War I, a year’s run.

Guido Podrecca and Gabrielle Galantara. L’ASINO È IL POPOLO: UTILE, PAZIENTE E BASTONATO. Roma: Via del Tritone, 132, Anno XXIII, 1914-1915. Anarchist newspaper during Italy’s neutrality in World War I, a year’s run.

Three Photographs of the Printing Office for the Blind, Clinton High School, Manhattan, Circa 1900.

New York City Gay Scene Guide Quarterly – $2. New York: Mattachine Book Service, January 1968. Covering the New York area, not just Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island, this rare pre-Stonewall guide also covered Fire Island, Long Island and areas in upstate New York.

A New and Important Invention, by Douglas Bly, M.D. By Frequent Dissections, Dr. Bly Has Succeeded in Embodying the Principles of the Natural Leg in an Artificial One, and in Giving it Lateral, or Side Motion at the Ankle, the Same as the Natural One. By So Doing, Has Produced the Most Complete and Successful Invention Ever Attained in Artificial Legs. Rochester: Press of Curtis, Butts & Co., Union and Advertiser Office, 1862.

A New and Important Invention, by Douglas Bly, M.D. By Frequent Dissections, Dr. Bly Has Succeeded in Embodying the Principles of the Natural Leg in an Artificial One, and in Giving it Lateral, or Side Motion at the Ankle, the Same as the Natural One. By So Doing, Has Produced the Most Complete and Successful Invention Ever Attained in Artificial Legs. Rochester: Press of Curtis, Butts & Co., Union and Advertiser Office, 1862.

Elizabeth G.C. Menzies,  ALBERT EINSTEIN March, 1939. (35.5 cm x 27cm). Later Dektol print. Signed on the mat by the first official woman  photographer of Princeton University, Elizabeth G.C. Menzies. Ms. Menzies took this picture and four others just fifteen days after Einstein’s sixtieth birthday for Scientific American.

The Little City. Woodcut, signed “Carol Summers ‘54©”.

We will be exhibiting woodcuts by Carol Summers and other American artists, among them some raw grain woodcuts.

Raw grain woodblock print by Elizabeth G.C. Menzies, “Fishing Boats,” 1961.

An album of engraved portraits of prominent French men and women from the First Empire through Charles X, of which 91 are signed by the subjects under their lithographed likenesses. A hard-bound book, now rebound in maroon cloth, and now housed in a matching box.

King Charles X, the last King of France.

The first speech Hitler gave to the newly formed NSDAP on August 13, 1920, “Warum sind wir Antisemiten?” (“Why are we Antisemites?”) This first speech marks the genesis of the Holocaust.

Soave, Francesco, Elementi della calligrafia ossia l’arte di scriver bene con otto Tavole di Essemplari per formar facilmente i Caratteri di diversa grandezza colle debite proporzioni di Francesco Soave C.R. S. Ad Uso delle Scuole d’Italia. Venezia: Presso Gaetano Martini, 1808.

 

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