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Bull, Charles Livingston.

Seven Scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings, magazine covers, dust jackets, pages from books from 1902-1946 and all illustrated by foremost wildlife artist Charles Livingston Bull. Contents include illustrations he did for works by L. Fra

Various 1902-19 Three scrapbooks are 14.25 x 12.5, with brown boards, one is 12 x 9 with green cloth covers, three have identical brown wraps, one is 9.25 x 7 and two are 7.5 x 6, unpag but thickness varies from 1.5 to 3 inches thick, five of the scrapbooks have a hand-drawn "title" page which reads "Charles Livingston Bull. A Portfolio of Animal Art. Collected by Seth W. Mattingly Jr. 1940." The hardcover scrapbook albums are worn, rubbed and scratched, wraps have light wear, contents have soiling, toning, tears, some repairs, light staining, not all pages are bound in but overall condition is good/very good. The contents are arranged as the owner saw fit but usually in sequence by year. The focus is on the artist so the literary contributions will be incomplete. Charles Livingston Bull, 1874-1932, was the premier American wildlife artist of his era. His artwork appeared in numerous publications, i.e., American Boy, American Forests, Boy’s Life, Century, Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Country Gentleman, Delineator, Harpers, House & Garden, Liberty, Life, Metropolitan, Outing, Packard, Saturday Evening Post. In addition to the above, he also illustrated more than 135 books, murals, government posters, advertisements for Packard and Ringling Brothers/Barnum Bailey. Some of the authors he provided illustrations for were Altsheler, Baden-Powell, Baum, Burroughs (Edgar Rice and John), Octavus Roy Cohen, Curwood, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Hornaday, Will James, Stratton-Porter, Terhune, Thompson-Seton. Also, a lot of really nice ads: Buick, Cadillac, Dodge, Ford, Hupp, Packard (one lovely full-page ad illustr by Bull), Paige-Detroit, Rambler, Searchmont, Studebaker, Burpee, Ferry Seed Co., Daisy Air Rifle, Ives Trains, Kodak, Goodyear. Included in one of the scrapbooks is a small amount of circus ephemera from Ringling Bros/Barnam Bailey from the 1970s (newspaper and magazine clippings, ads, dust jacket, small poster). Bull did circus illustr for Ringling et al including the famous 'leaping tiger." COMES WITH: The Glenbow Museum exhibition catalog "Charles Livingston Bull," signed by Peter White, assistant curator along with misc correspondence and original mailing envelope. Seven scrapbooks and one catalog for a total of eight items.

Book Id: 98-6938

Price: $995.00

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