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Rare large etching of Albert Einstein done by well-known artist Erich Buttner. Signed by both Einstein and Buttner. In fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 12.25 inches by 15 inches. An exceptional piece. In the 1920s he created a series of portraits of his friends and fellow artists including Lovis Corinth, George Grosz, Arno Holz and Heinrich Zille. He produced a very fine book of exlibris (bookplates) in Berlin 1921. This book contains the exlibris of Albert Einstein 1917, probably Einstein’s only bookplate. The etching measures 12.5 inches by 9.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18.75 inches by 15.75 inches.
Price: $14,000.00 Item Number: 112748
"One the most important works on British butterflies and moths": Rare second edition of Benjamin White's Magnificent One Hundred and Twenty Copper Plates of English Moths and Butterflies
One Hundred and Twenty Copper Plates of English Moths and Butterflies Representing Their Changes into the Caterpillar, Chrysalis, and Fly States and the Plants, Flowers, and Fruits, Wheron They Feed. Coloured with great Exactness from the Subjects themselves.
London: Printed for Benjamin White, 1773.
Rare edition of one the most important works on British butterflies and moths. Quarto, bound in full contemporary calf with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, decorative ruling to the panels stamped in blind, illustrated with 120 exquisite hand-colored engraved plates depicting the development butterflies and moths with the plants on which the feed after drawings by George Ehret and Jacob van Huysum. With a natural history of the insects and plants, index, and the list of subscribers gleaned from the original 1747-79 edition including Joseph Dandridge who assisted Wilkes and gave him open access to his private collection of entomological specimen. In very good condition with the hand colored-plates exceptionally clean and bright. Rare and desirable.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 112674
Etched portrait of Albert Einstein by well-known Polish-American Jewish artist Lionel S. Reiss. Signed by both Einstein and Reiss. In fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 16.5 inches. An exceptional piece.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 87430
Engraved bust portrait of Albert Einstein by Emil Orlik. Inscribed by Albert Einstein in German (English translation), “To Alice sending it to her as a remembrance Albert, February 1925.” Additionally signed by the artist, Emil Orlik on the lower right. The etching measures 10.5 inches by 14 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 20 inches by 17 inches.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 49058
Etch bust of Albert Einstein done by well-known artist Hermann Struck. Signed by both Einstein and Struck, numbered 49/150. In fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 12.25 inches by 15 inches. An exceptional piece.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 95890
"The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day": CHUCK YEAGER BELL X-1 SPEED OF SOUND SIGNED AUTO ROCKET
Model of the Bell X-1, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 14 inches in length, 10 inches in height and 11 inches in width. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 100398
"No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done": Chuck Yeager Signed Bell X-5 Experimental Research Plane
Display model of the Bell X-5 experimental research plane, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 8.5 inches in height, 13 inches in height and 8.5 inches in width. In fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 103598
"Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own": Chuck Yeager Signed Glamorous Glennis III F-15 Aircraft Model
Model of the Glamorous Glennis III F-15 speed of sound aircraft, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 16 inches in length, 10 inches in height and 12 inches in width. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 106598
Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1970.
Limited first edition of this collection of Aiden Lassell Ripley’s sporting etchings. Oblong octavo, original publisher’s cloth, illustrated with forty etchings including tissue-guarded frontispiece. One of 500 numbered copies with a print of ‘Woodcock’ pulled from Ripley’s plate by Anderson & Lamb, this is number 79. Commentary by Dana S. Lamb. Introduction by Guido Perera. Fine in the original slipcase which is in very good condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 112315