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[Inisfada / Genevieve Garvan Brady / William J. Babington Macaulay] American Art Association.

[Inisfada / Genevieve Garvan Brady / William J. Babington Macaulay] American Art Association.

Antique Furniture, Tapestries, Rugs, Other Art Property – Including four famous Gothic Tapestries and a Superb Sixteenth Century Ispahan Carpet – Collection of Genevieve Garvan Brady [Mrs. William J. Babington Macaulay]. [This is not only the Full Catalogue but it also comes with a second Volume, a special, shorter version of an auction-sale-brochure, an excerpt of the full sale, designed for the majority of visitors on the day. This rather fragile pamphlet rarely survived; it included several images of artwork but also plenty of excellent photographs of the rooms at Inisfada]. The full, bound catalogue contained chapters on Linen and Lace / Porcelain / Japanese Carved Ivories / Tsuba and Lacquer Boxes / French, Spanish and Italian Renaissance Furniture and Decorations / Garden Furniture / Lists also famous artwork like James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s “Lady Archibald Campbell, as Orlando” / etc. etc. Public Sale on the Premises INISFADA – Manhasset – Long Island.

Manhasset, American Art Association, 1937. 20,5 x 29 cm. 555 pages – Illustrated throughout Plus: Special pamphlet for the sale with 4 pages of introductory text and 16 pages of photographs plus a loosely inserted sheet with “Sizes of The Four Gothic Tapestries”. Original Hardcover for the Catalogue / Original Softcover for the additional sales-prospect. The special sales-prospect which comes with the full catalogue, detached from wrapper, else excellent. The full catalogue in excellent, firm condition with minor signs of external wear. The full auction catalogue from this May 1937 sale of 2115 lots from the estate of Genevieve Garvan Brady (1879-1938), at one time married to Nicholas Frederic Brady (1878-1930) and then to Irish Diplomat William J. Babington Macaulay.

EUR 250,-- 

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[George Crockett Strong] - U.S. Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, Exercise and Manoeuvres of the United States Infantry

[Strong, George Crockett] The Secretary of War.

U.S. Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, Exercise and Manoeuvres of the United States Infantry, Including Infantry of the Line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen. [with vintage cabinet photograph / Carte de visite of Union Brigadier General George Crockett Strong, loosely inserted and his name signed and dated to endpaper on April 28, 1863 (3 months prior to his death after being wounded during his assault on Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina)]. Prepared under the direction of the War Department, and Authorized and Adopted by the Secretary of War, May 1, 1861. Containing The School of the Soldier; The School of the Company; Instruction for Skirmishers; the General Calls, the Calls for Skirmishers, and the School of the Battalion; Including the Articles of War and a Dictionary of Military Terms.

Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1861. 9.3 cm x 13.5 cm. Fold-out Frontispiece, 450 pages. 77 plates with illustrations of various stances and manoeuvres. 12 additional fold-out diagrams. Hardcover / publisher’s original blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and stamp on spine. Blind triple ruling and stamp on both boards. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Corners slightly bumped. Very minor abrasion to cloth at bottom front corner. Very minor closed tear to page 25. Minor foxing occasionally throughout. Signs of dampstaining evident throughout otherwise clean and bright volume. Binding good and firm and tight bookblock. Inked annotation to title page. Ownership annotation to front pastedown. Embossed stamp of Wm B Sprague Jr, 51 State St, Albany on front endpaper. Endpaper also carries pencilled signature of George C Strong dated April 28 1862. Carte de visite of General Strong also loosely inserted.

EUR 1.500,-- 

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