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4V Harry T Peters CURRIER & IVES / AMERICA ON STONE /

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4V Harry T Peters CURRIER & IVES / AMERICA ON STONE /

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Title: Currier & Ives: Printmakers to the American People, 2 vols.; America on Stone: The Other Printmakers to the American People...; California on Stone; 4 vol. set
Author: Harry T. Peters - A chance encounter with an old print of the famous Long Island trotting horse Lady Suffolk led Harry T. Peters to become a collector of American lithographs and one of the leading authorities in his day on the firm of Currier & Ives. Peters' early collecting focused on English color-plate books, but as Master of Fox Hounds at the Meadow Brook Hunt on Long Island for many years, he also had strong interests in horses, dogs, and hunting. At first he collected prints of those subjects, but later he developed a more comprehensive group of historical graphic works.

In the early 20th century these images were not in fashion, and Peters' advocacy of their content and charm helped interest a new generation of collectors. He was presented with the New-York Historical Society's gold medal for achievement in history for his contributions to the field of graphic arts in 1947.

Peters appreciated the historical importance and visual appeal of American lithographs at a time when few others recognized their value. He began collecting before World War I, and he amassed several groups of prints later donated to museums. His books document the importance of this democratic medium that offered "cheap, popular pictures" serving both art and commerce. Smithsonian exhibitions and publications have included prints from the Peters Collection, and his books have been reprinted in several editions. Peters also published California on Stone (1935) to document lithography's coverage of the Gold Rush period. His research identified many early prints and printmakers from across the U.S. [Information courtesy the Smithsonian Institution.]
Publisher: Arno Press
City: New York
Year: 1976
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: "[Peters's] first book, Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People (1929), covered the country's best-known firm, but Peters also gathered prints representing the work of other lithographers, and he published 'America on Stone: the Other Printmakers to the American People' in 1931.The collection donated to the Smithsonian in 1960 includes examples of the prints and printmakers identified in that book." [Courtesy the Smithsonian Institution.]
Condition / Notes: These four vintage volumes on American lithography are bound in the publisher's cream cloth covers with gilt stamped lettering on the spine and front covers. These books feature well-preserved exteriors with some light rubbing and soiling to the edges on volume I of "Currier & Ives." The bindings are firm. The interiors are clean and bright and feature numerous plates and textual illustrations. These works are housed in a thick cardboard slipcase with light age toning.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $20.50
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4V Harry T Peters CURRIER & IVES / AMERICA ON STONE /

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Dec 13, 2015
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4130: 4V Harry T Peters CURRIER & IVES / AMERICA ON STONE /

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Lot 4130 Details

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Title: Currier & Ives: Printmakers to the American People, 2 vols.; America on Stone: The Other Printmakers to the American People...; California on Stone; 4 vol. set
Author: Harry T. Peters - A chance encounter with an old print of the famous Long Island trotting horse Lady Suffolk led Harry T. Peters to become a collector of American lithographs and one of the leading authorities in his day on the firm of Currier & Ives. Peters' early collecting focused on English color-plate books, but as Master of Fox Hounds at the Meadow Brook Hunt on Long Island for many years, he also had strong interests in horses, dogs, and hunting. At first he collected prints of those subjects, but later he developed a more comprehensive group of historical graphic works.

In the early 20th century these images were not in fashion, and Peters' advocacy of their content and charm helped interest a new generation of collectors. He was presented with the New-York Historical Society's gold medal for achievement in history for his contributions to the field of graphic arts in 1947.

Peters appreciated the historical importance and visual appeal of American lithographs at a time when few others recognized their value. He began collecting before World War I, and he amassed several groups of prints later donated to museums. His books document the importance of this democratic medium that offered "cheap, popular pictures" serving both art and commerce. Smithsonian exhibitions and publications have included prints from the Peters Collection, and his books have been reprinted in several editions. Peters also published California on Stone (1935) to document lithography's coverage of the Gold Rush period. His research identified many early prints and printmakers from across the U.S. [Information courtesy the Smithsonian Institution.]
Publisher: Arno Press
City: New York
Year: 1976
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: "[Peters's] first book, Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People (1929), covered the country's best-known firm, but Peters also gathered prints representing the work of other lithographers, and he published 'America on Stone: the Other Printmakers to the American People' in 1931.The collection donated to the Smithsonian in 1960 includes examples of the prints and printmakers identified in that book." [Courtesy the Smithsonian Institution.]
Condition / Notes: These four vintage volumes on American lithography are bound in the publisher's cream cloth covers with gilt stamped lettering on the spine and front covers. These books feature well-preserved exteriors with some light rubbing and soiling to the edges on volume I of "Currier & Ives." The bindings are firm. The interiors are clean and bright and feature numerous plates and textual illustrations. These works are housed in a thick cardboard slipcase with light age toning.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $20.50

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