The Famous “Christy Girls” by Howard Chandler Christy

The Famous “Christy Girls” by Howard Chandler Christy

January 06, 2022

Howard Chandler Christy was a brilliant mind and a talented artist who brought America together through the use of art and representation.

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Edmund New: Illustrator

Edmund New: Illustrator

December 30, 2021

Edmund New specialized in pen and ink drawings of rural and urban landscapes, old buildings and architecture, and also designed bookplates. Read more about the famous illustrator in this week's blog.

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Illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien

Illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien

December 29, 2021

Few realize that Tolkien, who self-illustrated many of his famous works, was as much an artist of pictures as he was of words. 

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Garth Williams: Beloved Children’s Book Illustrator

Garth Williams: Beloved Children’s Book Illustrator

December 29, 2021

Garth Williams was a beloved children’s book illustrator with a talent for bringing characters to life through playful pen strokes and fantastical animal depictions.

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John Bachelder: Publisher, Artist, Historian

John Bachelder: Publisher, Artist, Historian

December 17, 2021

John Bachelder (1825-1894) was a painter, lithographer, photographer and historian. Read more about his work in this week's blog.

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Army Air Force Fighter Planes, Used for Recruitment

Army Air Force Fighter Planes, Used for Recruitment

December 10, 2021

Army Air Force recruitment posters showcased aircraft in order to evoke a sense of patriotism, which in turn encouraged able-bodied men to enlist. The posters advertised that any onlooker could have a hand in securing American safety and protection.

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1847 Pictorial Map of the U.S.

1847 Pictorial Map of the U.S.

December 02, 2021

Maps are a beautiful and unique way to look at our history as a country. Every map tells a story about our development and discoveries. This 1847 "Pictorial Map of the United States" by Ensign and Thayer features a unique view of the U.S. with exquisite hand-coloring and well-defined territory borders. 

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Illustrations in Jane Austen's Works

Illustrations in Jane Austen's Works

November 24, 2021

Starting in the 1890s, printing technology and art converged, resulting in handsome illustrated editions of the Jane Austen novels, all lavishly decorated.

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38-star Flags of Different Shapes, Sizes, and Star Patterns

38-star Flags of Different Shapes, Sizes, and Star Patterns

November 17, 2021

38-star American flags celebrate when Colorado became a state. Read more about these flags on this week’s blog.

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American-made Cigar Humidors

American-made Cigar Humidors

November 10, 2021

Looking for a great gift for a cigar lover? We have just the thing to impress. These are our custom, American-made cigar humidors!

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First Edition Printings of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little

First Edition Printings of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little

November 03, 2021

New into our shops are first edition printings Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little.

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Rare First Edition Set of The Lord of the Rings

Rare First Edition Set of The Lord of the Rings

October 13, 2021

We recently tracked down a rare and very sought after first edition set of books: J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.

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