Uletka and the White Lizard
London: Dean & Son, 1895. First Edition. 12mo.Gilt edges. Decorative endpapers. 64 pgs. with b/w frontis and text illustrations by Baroness Orczy and her husband, Montagu Barstow. Very good condition overall; no names or marks; one tiny break in the cloth along the outer hinge (see photo) A scarce title from the “Queen Mab” series; a collection of three Hungarian fairy stories that also included, Mr. Cuttlefish’s Love Story and The Twin Hunchbacks.
The Machine – as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age
K.G. Pontus Hulten
1968 – N.Y. The Museum of Modern Art. First Edition.
216 pgs. b/w illustrations of exhibits.Catalogue of the exhibition held at The Museum of Modern Art, 25 Nov. 1968 – 9. Feb. 1969. The catalogue is notable for its striking design by Anders Osterlin, and its covers unusual fabrication from pressed metal, hinged along the spine. Front cover is bright and slightly rubbed. Back cover lightly scratched. The catalogued works are divided into Art, Invention, Car, Camera and Experiments in Art and Technology and includes early examples by artists such as Durer and Leonardo da Vinci, but predominantly focuses on the technological and artistic explosion of the 20th century. Artists featured include Hans Bellmer, Alexander Calder, Charles Chaplin, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, El Lissitzky, Man Ray, and others.
Hoffman’s Novelty Circus
Prof. Hoffman the Magician Presents “Show of Wonders” New Illusions and Sensational Mysteries Never Before Seen on This Continent
Printed in Rouleau, Saskatchewan by Enterprise Show Print, circa 1932.
Original advertising poster, 42 x 14 inches. “The circus is coming to town” Black and red text, photographs of performers and descriptions of their acts. This poster is in excellent (A+) condition, and suitable for framing. The information on the poster is “generic advertising” – no dates or locations of circus performances are noted and every available space highlights quality entertainment. “Prof. Hoffman” was Michael Hoffman who operated the circus from Omaha, Nebraska from 1928 to 1932 and then moved his family to Humboldt, Saskatchewan. The circus is believed to have stopped touring in 1943 with the last show at Muenster, Saskatchewan on Sep 29th,1943. This is a rare offering and collectable piece of Canadian entertainment ephemera.