Harold Edgarton Signed Photograph
Bullet Through Banana “Banana Split”, 1964 Original Photograph.
Item Number: 2364
Original color dye transfer photograph signed in pencil by Harold Edgerton on the verso. The photograph measures 14 inches by 18 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 21.5 inches by 26 inches.
Harold Edgarton was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely credited with transforming the stroboscope from an obscure laboratory instrument into a common device.
Other Books by this Author
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1974.
First edition of Campbell’s major study of the mythology of the world’s high civilizations over five millennia. Folio, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by Joseph Campbell on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the spine.
"In this brief life of ours, it is sad to do almost anything for the last time": Large Signed Portrait Photograph Signed by Charles Dickens
Large oval portrait photograph measures 20 inches by 116 inches. Matted in a contemporary frame which measures 25.5. inches by 29.5 inches. Signed “Charles Dickens (with a large flourish) Boston Sixth March 1868.” In 1867, Charles Dickens began his second American reading tour at Boston’s Tremont Temple, where an enthusiastic audience delighted in some of his most notable works, members of the audience included legendary literary stars such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Although Dickens was in declining health, he embarked on an ambitious travel schedule across the United States. Dickens returned to Boston once more before concluding his U.S. tour in New York City. When Charles Dickens arrived in Boston on November 19, 1867, the celebrated English author spent several days at the Parker House hotel recuperating from the voyage. As conscientious a performer as he was a writer, Dickens had prepared diligently for his performances, redrafting and memorizing key passages from his books especially for these engagements. He used a book only as a prop; he was so familiar with the material that he could improvise with ease. However, during his 1867-1868 tour he was plagued with Flu-like symptoms, insomnia, and an inflammation of his foot, which forced him to walk with a cane. During his last tours in 1868, Dickens confined much of his performances to the New England area. Dickens was grateful for the income he desperately needed from his readings, which generated $140,000, close to $2,000,000 today; but he longed for home. On April 8, 1868, Dickens gave the last performance of the tour. Prolonged applause followed the reading. He closed by telling the audience, “In this brief life of ours, it is sad to do almost anything for the last time… Ladies and gentlemen, I beg most earnestly, most gratefully, and most affectionately, to bid you, each and all, farewell.” He died two years later, having written 14 novels, several of which are considered classics of English literature. A desirable piece of Victorian literary history.
Portrait of George Washington, executed and signed by artist Nicholas Alden Brooks, 1840-1909. Pastel on paper. The portrait measures 21 inches by 25 inches. Framed, the entire piece measures In very good condition with light rubbing. Framed behind glass. The entire piece measures 25.5 inches by 30 inches.
"Charm is a grace. Some lucky people are born with it, but you can earn it": First edition of Eleanore King's Guide to Glamor; Inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1957.
First edition of Eleanore King’s comprehensive guide to charm and poise. Quarto, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh in the year of publication, “For Lovely Vivien Leigh who is the essence of anyone’s “Guide To Glamor.” With every good wish, Eleanore King Kalmus.” The author of Glorify Yourself, Guide to Glamour and Mr. Technicolor, Eleanor King Kalmus became a famous Hollywood beauty consultant in Los Angeles in the early 1950’s, developing close relationships with many of the most iconic actresses of the era, including Vivien Leigh. Eleanore King’s daughter, Eleanore Cammack King, later went on to play “Bonnie Blue Butler”, the headstrong daughter of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (played by Clarke Gable and Vivienne Leigh) in the 1939 epic American historical romance Gone with the Wind at the age of five. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears and chips to the spine. Jacket photography by Burt Owen. A unique association copy.