Fine Art/1907 prints of Harrison Fisher
QUESTION: I came into possession of a book published by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York in 1907 and fully illustrated by Harrison Fisher. The book is entitled " A dream of Fair Women". The most stunning piece in the book is a woman in lavender sitting upon a red covered bench of sorts. She has a gold swan topped head piece and a snake arm bracelet. It contains poetry from Tennyson, Byron, Longellow and Moore. I am interested in a projected value. I may be interested in selling the book.
ANSWER: Dear Tina,
I hope you are doing well. I did some quick research and found several websites that are offering the book for sale. Since the prices are varied, I have listed the links so that you can see the information personally. Just copy and paste the links into your browser. I hope this information is helpful.
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QUESTION: Ms. Headley:
Thank You. I wonder if you can answer two more questions. One, a friend mentioned that the artwork might be worth more if it was sold separately. I hate to deface a book, but I have made color copies that I hang on my walls and wondered.
Two, do you know anything about an artist/photographer named Gilhousen? I have an original black and white nude dated 1917. It features a mother and her daughter.
I was able to locate three auctions for a nineteenth/early twentieth century photographer that signed his work as C. Gilhousen. The range was $150-400. I also found one in an online gallery for sale for $300. Here is the link:
My personal feeling is that most books should be kept intact if they are in good condition. However, if a book has separation of the spine or other damage, it seems reasonable to me to rescue the fine prints. I checked and it appears other people are separating the prints from the same book as yours and are successfully selling them on eBay. You can do a search on eBay to see these auctions. I hope this information is helpful.