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Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books established in 1986 specializes in the art of John James Audubon and the Art of Natural History from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.The collection focuses on fine and rare Natural History, Botany & Horticulture books and original hand-colored engravings and lithographs, books on Literary WomenBritish Culture and Fine & Private Press books.
 
Our Recent Catalogue:
Catalogue Ten: Charles Livingston Bull

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Near Fine. First Printing. Color Lithograph. 15 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Paper lightly toned; yet vibrant colors, with two small tide parks, 1/2 inch chip to lower right corner, two tiny pin holes in upper corners and two small closed tear repairs. The first printing of the original poster by the preeminent American Wildlife artist Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932): based on his original watercolor; Doe and Fawns browsing on Lily Pads;1931, produced by the Michigan Tuberculosis Association; 1931 financed by their Sale of Christmas Seals.  As one of four posters designed for children to encourage heath, vigor and vitality by exploring and enjoying the out of doors and the natural world this image expresses Bull's desire to render the animal in its truest form: "to portray the ideally beautiful thing at the moment of greatest beauty"- all the while reflecting the characteristic virtue and integrity of the beast while promoting healthful ideals.  (Peter White, Glenbow Museum, Blauvelt 90.3 ) Deer: Eat for Strength Grace - Vigor.
Bull, Charles Livingston .

Price: $595.00

Fine bright copy. Very lightly tipped-else fine. Gift inscription and former owner's label on ff. Octavo  (5.5 x 8 inches). Green pictorial gilt cloth (Illustration by Charles Livingston Bull) Gilt lettered spine. Illustrated endpapers and decorations by Bull. Title page printed in red and black. vii-xv, 3-361 pp. Frontispiece + 47 full page illustrations + 13 text illustrations in pen and ink including endpapers and title page design by Charles Livingston Bull. Uncut. A fine collection of classic animal tales written and illustrated by an author and an artist who shared a desire to capture and portray the integrity of the animal. Through years of personal observation- aided by his study of taxidermy- artist Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932) was able to render naturalistic grace to the animal's form in a multitude of poses and settings. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943), known as the Father of Canadian Poetry, is also remembered as the originator of the realistic animal story; a title he shared with Ernest Thompson Seton. Roberts felt that animals were motivated not just by instinct but by ‘something akin to reason’. Roberts was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1890; became a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1893; received the Royal Society of Canada's gold medal for literature in 1926; became national president of the Canadian Authors' Association in 1927; and was knighted in 1935. (DNB 58997, Blauvelt 82.3) The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life
Roberts, Charles G.D. , Charles Livingston Bull (Illus.) .

Price: $95.00

Fine condition. Original Charcoal and ink on paper. Image size: 10.25 x 15.25 inches. Sheet size 13 x 17.5 inches. Elegantly custom framed in Ecru rag board with gilt decoration, one inch neoclassical silver molding. Dimensions: 20 x 26 inches. Executed in charcoal and ink on paper- Charles Livingston Bull's preferred medium-an elegant composition of a Blue-winged Teal in flight leading a V formation ofr ducks at dusk.  As in his drawing of the Solitary Teal, (6671) here the influence of Japanese design is unmistakable. As a collector of Japanese wood block prints- Bull studied and here utilized the finely- tuned conventions of image building commonly found in the Japanese prints of the late nineteenth century. A mature teal floats towards the viewer followed by the silhouette of birds in v formation.  Patterned and tonal blocks of monochrome create the form of the floating Teal, with just the hint of landscape accentuated by the thinnest of outlines. A lovely and mysterious scene. Blue-winged Teal in Flight.
Bull, Charles Livingston.

Price: $3,400.00

Near Fine. First Printing. Color Lithograph. 15 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Paper lightly toned; yet vibrant colors, with small (.25 inch) tide park to lower right edge, three tiny pin holes and  two small edge tears.The first printing of the original poster by the preeminent American Wildlife artist Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932): based on his original watercolor, pen and ink of Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep in the collection of Oradell Free Public Library, Oradell New Jersey and here rendered in its entirety- with added lettering- and financed by the Sale of Christmas Seals by the Michigan Tuberculosis Association; 1931. One of four posters produced as a series designed for children to encourage heath, vigor and vitality by exploring and enjoying the out of doors and the natural world- this image expresses Bull 's desire to render the animal in its truest form: "to portray the ideally beautiful thing at the moment of greatest beauty"- all the while reflecting the characteristic virtue and integrity of the beast while promoting healthful ideals. (Peter White, Glenbow Museum, Blauvelt 91.1) Rams: Sleep Long Hours in the Cool, Clean Air.
Bull, Charles Livingston .

Price: $650.00

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