Consists of more than 200 original drawings and sketches by Michael Joseph, Charles, Sr., Ferdinand, and Charles, Jr. along with clippings (mostly architectural and engineering), blueprints, engineering photographs, pictorial works of buildings and sewage disposal works in the United States and Europe, maps of geologic shorelines, a few letters, and satiric illustrations printed by Puck. Notes written by Charles, Jr. briefly describing each "section" of the volume -- Of particular note are the 37 drawings by Ferdinand for furniture and wooden architectural objects including fireplace mantels and newel posts. Some of the ornate drawings done by Charles, Sr. while a student at Cooper Union may have influenced furniture and other cabinetwork done by the Derleths. Also by Charles, Sr. are a number of pencil sketches of dwellings and people's heads. An interesting series of drawings of facial features by Charles, Jr. probably represents work done for a class at CCNY. Another series of ... Read More
Contains 37 leaves of pencil drawings with two drawings executed in black ink. Many of the depictions are portraits, some quite satiric in nature; one is of Guiteau, Garfield's assassin. There are also sailing vessels, river scenes, a pencil rendering of "Base Ball @ Greeley's," dwellings, some butterflies on a page labeled "Day Dreams," a locomotive and train, a sketch labeled "capt. of the Guard in 'Evangeline," and some soldiers. Several of the pages are dated 1880, 1881, and 1884. One page gives Chambers address as 126 Fort Greene Lane, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Collection of 124 "zines", all created by young female Japanese artists. These publications represent the entire output of the "Feminine" show - an exhibition of zines curated by Tokyo store Zine's Mate, presented exclusively at the 2011 New York Art Book Fair. This collection reflects an important trend in underground print publishing among young women in Japan, and captures the zeitgeist of an exploding cultural phenomenon
Complete first edition set of Los caprichos. Many of the subjects deal with animals, fantasy and witchcraft, including cats, donkeys, goats, monkeys, owls, sleep, superstitions, witches and witchcraft trials. Other subjects include satires on crones, kidnappings, marriage, monks, prisoners and prostitution
Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, of a collection of political material, the bulk of which consists of petitions and Parliamentary speeches made in 1640 and 1641. The grievances cited in a petition by "the Citizens of London" at York include "imposicions upon Merchandise imported and exported. The urging and levying of ship money ... the great concourse of Papists and their adherents in London ... The seldome calling and sodaine dissolving of Parlmt. without redressing your subjects grevances;" and a petition of "the Lay-Catholiques Recusants of England" begs for relief from persecution. Issues discussed in Parliament during this time include the trial of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, the Oath of allegiance to the Church of England, and the question of episcopal government. The manuscript also contains a satirical piece titled "Observations of Holland" which declares, "It is excellent for desparring Lovers, for each corner affoords a Willow; But if Justice should condemne ... Read More