More flies to go fishing with. Sunken mounts containing samples of fly-making materials from W. H. Aldam’s 1876 work “Aldam’s Flees & the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making” Taken from the website of PBA Galleries.

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Figure 3 and 4. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
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Figures 19 and 20. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
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Figures 5 and 6. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
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Figures 11 and 12. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
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FIgures 17 and 18. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

Why keep anything plain looking around when it could look like these. So much more fun. Plates from Christopher Dresser’s 1876 work “Studies in Design” which was published in London. A. Goater, lithographer.

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“Border elements of the new style. The upper may run around the architrave of a door or window, or be used in many ways as a border. The lower is suitable for a dado-rail, or, if enlarged, for a frieze.” Plate 5, page V. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/V/mode/2up
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“Grotesque dado-rail. Being formed of the hare, this is specially suited to a dining-room. Various animals may be introduced in a similar manner.” Plate 7, Page VII. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/VII/mode/2up
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“Diaper pattern founded on flowers. These are suitable for stencilling on the walls of rooms. They may be varied, and even simplified, in color.” Plate 8 and page VIII. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/VIII/mode/2up
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“An all-over pattern, suitable for a wall.” Plate 9 and page IX. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/VIX/mode/2up

Ancient Egyptians living forever on the walls of tombs. Stare at them long enough and you’ll think you are sitting under a palm tree staring at a pyramid. Plates from Giovanni Battista Belzoni’s 1821 work “Voyages En Égypte Et En Nubie”. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library.

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“From the Tomb of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate 6, image 11. Collections of and digitalized by Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0011/image
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“From the Tomb of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate 7, image 12. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License. 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0012/image
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Plate 3, Image 9. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0009/image
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“From the Tombs of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate 8, image 13. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0013/image
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“From the Tombs of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate and image 19. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0019/image
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“From the Tombs of the Kings at Thebes, Discovered by G. Belzoni.” Plate and image 17. Collections of and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/belzoni1821bd3/0017/image

Engravings of an India that isn’t coming back. Plates from Robert Montgomery Martin’s 1858 work about India which has letterpress descriptions written by Emily (Emma) Roberts. Martin wrote several books dealing with various parts of the British Empire.

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“Delhi – Showing the Entrance to the Palace.” After a sketch by Captain R. Elliot RN. Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n7/mode/2up
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“View of Cawnpore from the River.” Engraved after a drawing by C. Mottram. Page 11. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n11/mode/2up
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“View of Sassoor, in the Deccan, Southeast of Poonah: The Walled Building to the Right is a Fortified Palace, and in 1818, its Garrison held out against a division of the British Army.” Page 12. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n11/mode/2up

Flowers from just a little bit back. 16th century. Flemish. Engravings, plates from Adriaan Collaert’s work “Florilegium.” Collaert lived from around 1560 to 1618 and was from a family filled with printmakers.

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Plate 2, page 4. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/4/mode/2up
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Plate 3, page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/5/mode/2up
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Plate 4, page 13. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/n13/mode/2up

Some days you just can’t decide anything. These will decide for you. Complementary color wheels you can use to figure out what color to paint the front door, taken from “Color Schemes for the Home and Model Interiors” which came out in 1922.

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“Diagram 1: The Primary Colors.” Page 8. Collections of the Cornell University Library. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cu31924020510990/page/n11/mode/2up
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“Diagram 2, The Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Colors.” Page 9. Collections of the Cornell University Library. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cu31924020510990/page/n11/mode/2up

Flies to go salmon fishing with. Plates from George M. Kelson’s 1895 work “The Salmon Fly: How to Dress it and How to Use It” which was published in London.

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“The Black Ranger, the Infallible, Britannia, Jock Scott, the Champion and the Black Pose.” Plate 1, page 53. Collections of the New York Public Library. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtod00kelsgoog/page/n53/mode/2up
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“The Dirty Orange, Benchill, the Dawson, Taites Fancy, the Burham Ranger and the Wilson.” Plate 3, page 151. Collections of the New York Public Library. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtod00kelsgoog/page/n151/mode/2up
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“Bluebell, the Captain, the Chatterer, the Greenwell, the Dandy, Beaconsfield.” Plate 4, page 203. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtodr00kelsrich/page/n202/mode/2up
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“Thunder and Lightning, the Harlequin, the Lion, John Ferguson, the Baron and the Silver Doctor.” Plate 2, page 103. Collections of the New York Public Library. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtod00kelsgoog/page/n103/mode/2up

Orchids, chromolithographic plates from Frederick Boyle’s 1901 work “The Woodlands Orchids” which was published in London. J. L. MacFarlane, lithographer.

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“Zygo colax-woodlandsense.” Frontispiece, page 9. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n9/mode/2up
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“Laelio cattleya x Elegans Variety Cyanthus.” page 16. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/16/mode/2up
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“Cattleya Trianae Variety Measuresiae.” Page 60. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n59/mode/2up
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“Laelio cattleya x Elegans Variety MacFarlane.” Page 47.Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n46/mode/2up

Stylized animals and plants, plates from Arnold Lyongrun’s 1899 work “Neue freie Dekorationsmotive entwickelt aus dem Tier- und Pflanzenreich : Eine Auswahl von Entwurfen in modernen Stil, mit Rucksicht auf die praktische Verwendung im Kunstgewerbe” which was published in Leipzig by B.F. Voigt. Pochoir prints.

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Plate 1, page 6. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n6/mode/2up
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Plate 4, page 14. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n11/mode/2up
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Plate 2, page 10. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n8/mode/2up
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Plate 3, page 12. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n9/mode/2up

Drypoint prints of 1920s society ladies, mostly Continental but not all. Taken from album number three in a numbered edition of 10 copies that was published in Paris in 1925 and is in an upcoming auction. Artwork by Alex Rzewuski who was a Russian émigré.

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Princesse Léon Radziwill, née Dolorès (Dolly) Radziwill (1886-1966). ca. 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japan paper. Signed by the artist in pencil on the lower left. Alex Rzewuski, artist. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/portrait-de-la-princesse-leon-radziwill-nee-dolores-dolly-radziwill-49847430?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
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Madame John Barrymore, née Blanche Oelrichs. (1890-1950). 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japanese paper. Signed by the artist in pencil on the lower left. Alex Rzewuski, artist. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/portrait-de-madame-john-barrymore-nee-blanche-oelrichs-1890-1950-49847437?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnew
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Maharani of Kapurthala, born Anita Delgado-Brionès (1890-1962). 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japanese paper. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower left. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via
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Comtesse Irina Ilianova Worontzoff-Daschkoff (1872-1959). 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japan paper. Signed by the artist in pencil on the lower left. Signed by the artist in pencil on the lower left. Alex Rzewuski, artist. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/portrait-de-la-comtesse-irina-ilianova-worontzoff-daschkoff-1872-1959-49847432?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
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Princesse Isabelle de France (1900-1983). 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japan paper. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower left. Alex Rzewuski, artist. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/portrait-de-la-princesse-isabelle-de-france-1900-1983-pointe-seche-49847433?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsl