Please enjoy our selection of Christmas and holiday-themed items from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries, most of which have recently been catalogued. Our list includes Christmas-themed political cartoons, toy advertisements, illustrations by Coles Phillips and Jessie M. King, and more.
We have Deco-influenced magazines, wallpaper sample books, theater programs, and maps from the early 20th century, as well as a Chinese painting from the 19th century that serves as a visual forerunner. Come explore the World of Tomorrow with bright colors and geometric shapes, Streamline Moderne architecture, and glimpses of the iconic Trylon and Perisphere from the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.
The lithographs in this catalogue were sold with Pears' Annual, a yearly volume of fiction accompanied by up to four high-quality lithographs ready to frame. The annual was sold for one shilling, placing fine art within the reach of people who would never otherwise have been able to afford it. These chromolithographs required a separate block for each color in a lengthy process that resulted in incredibly rich images. We have added an extra lithograph from the Detroit Publishing Company that matches the spirit of Pears'.
Old Imprints is participating in Rare Books LA - Santa Monica, a hybrid in-person and virtual book fair. The virtual book fair, using the Getman’s Virtual platform, kicks off Thursday, September 30 at 9:00 AM California time and runs for the duration of the in-person fair through Sunday, October 3 at 4:00 PM. You can see a complete list of exhibitors for both the in-person and virtual book fair on the Rare Books LA website.
Please enjoy our special selection of rare books, maps and prints -- a celebration of knowledge and beauty with a California emphasis.
A selection of 19th and 20th century material celebrating the importance of Middle Eastern countries in world heritage.
Visit the Virtual Map, Print & Poster Fair at Collectible Events to view and buy from the diverse selection of maps and posters offer by over 20 poster and map dealers - including Old Imprints.
May 12 - May 15, 2021
There will be the following presentations: