ForMySir.com – Unique, Classic, Vintage

ForMySir.com – Unique, Classic, Vintage

This is a store for those who prefer the old to the new; who prefer character to shine; who value owning and using a piece of history. This is a store for those people and the ones who adore them.

Sold here are items that I value. Most are antique, some are here because their quality or uniqueness sets them apart from what one usually finds elsewhere. I simply ask myself, “What would I consider the ‘perfect gift’?” and that is what I try to find to sell here.

I get new items in every week. Check back often and let me know if you have any specific requests.   -Bosch (Bosch@formysir.com)

  • Antiques

    Antiques (24)

  • Bookplates

    Bookplates (20)

  • Books

    Books (340)

  • Magnetos

    Magnetos (4)

  • Prints

    Prints (20)

  • De Figuris Veneris, suite de 19 gravures en couleurs et un frontispice, Paul Avril, np. nd., [Charles Hirsch, Paris 1906] 11"x9" portfolio book with frontispiece with 19 loose hand-colored lithographs (10.5"x8.5") each with tissue guard describing scene and page where they are to be inserted into book. String ties intact. Soiling and rip to frontispiece on cover and some rips and soiling on inner flaps that hold the artwork.  Lithographs are in good+ condition some minor soiling on paper but not on the art. Previous owner's inscription on inside front board, "Le H. Avril 1938 | Toulouse | G. A France's" When publishers sold books in the early 19th century, they often sold the illustrations separately.  These illustrations are for F.K. Forbergs Manuel d'Erotologie Classique (de Figuris Veneris) [Charles Hirsch, Paris 1906]. These (and the illustrations he did for Carrington's Fanny Hill) are the most explicit, rare, and sought after illustrations by Paul Avril. Most copies of Manuel d'Erotologie Classique have a combination of black, red, or sepia monochromatic illustrations.  I have yet to find a copy of the book with all 19 hand-colored illustrations.  The only lithograph prints of this work I've seen have been black & white (probably ripped out of books).  This is the only "un-inserted" loosely bound portfolio of the hand-colored lithographs I have found anywhere.
  • 13 1/2" X 4 7/8", bevelled glass mirror, clear plastic handle, ornate light blue paper with green and pink flowers protected by plastic.
  • Ex Libris (name in Cyrillic) by Boris Levichi unknown origin, purchased from a collection in Italy, "Boris Levich" written in pencil on back. naked woman riding Pan
  • Ex Libris (name in Cyrillic) V. Noscov unknown origin, purchased from a collection in Italy woman tied to large "K" with arrows having missed her, soldier in the distance.  Ex Libris name is in Cyrillic. "V. Noscov" written on back in pencil.
  • Ex Libris Retny Istvan by K. S. Kozlowsky purchased from a collection in Italy, back is stamped "Ex Collection, BETHY Istvan, BUDAPEST" and "Kozlowsky" written in pencil topless woman with a bird landing in her hand.
  • Ex Libris Jussi Avonius, by Hugo Hiibus purchased from a collection in Italy, "Hugo Hiibus | estonia" written on back in pencil Humourous man in knee deep water wearing an lifebuoy/life preserver. Hugo Hiibus (born in 1929) is a popular Estonian cartoonist and personality. He studied at the Estonian State Institute of the Arts, graduating in graphic art. From 1955-1957 he worked in the newspaper People's Voice, and in 1957-1959 in the journal Pikker as an artistic editor. In the years 1972-1984 he worked in the editorial office of the Kodumaa newspaper. He was a member of the ENSV Art Foundation (1961). His first cartoon appeared at the Institute in 1950. Hiibus has been an active exlibris and poster artist and a bookmaker. The cartoons of Hugo Hiibus have been published in almost all editions published in Estonia. Hiibas is both a member of the Estonian Artists' Union (1960) and a Journalist Association (1958). He is also a member of the Board of the Estonian Humor Union.
  • ROMPS "A Morning Drive" Every Happiness this Christmas-tide, postcard (Hildesheimer & Co., LTD. London & Manchester, Printed in Germany)
  • Richard Payne Night & Thomas Wright, intro by Ashley Montagu (The Julia Press, Inc., New York, 1966) 9.5" X 6.5", 217pp + 196pp, paperback
  • Ex Libris (name in Cyrillic) by W. Twardowska unknown origin, purchased from a collection in Italy, "W. Twardowska \ Polksa" written in pencil on back. naked woman dancing with a ship behind her
  • Ex Libris Dr. Hans Joachim Bandilla purchased from a collection in Italy, "A Mistetski USSR, 1983 x3" torso of a woman
  • Ex Libris M. De Filippis by Constante Constantini purchased from a collection in Italy, "Constantini, Italia, x/3, 1987" stamped on back Nake man playing a harp while naked dancers encircle him.
  • The Frigidaire Salesman / Iona Douche-Bag Presents Tillie in "Foul Ball", (n.p., n.d.) 5" x 3.5", 8pp. double pamphlet, stapled Tijuana bibles (also known as eight-pagers, bluesies, gray-backs, Jiggs-and-Maggie books, jo-jo books, Tillie-and-Mac books, and two-by-fours) were little pornographic comic books produced in the United States from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This book is two books in one, featuring reprints of the originals printed on both sides of the paper. Flip the book over and it's a different book.
  • Ex Libris Dr. Dzurilikowsky by Krystyna Wojcik purchased from a collection in Italy, "Krystyna Wojcik" written in pencil on back Naked woman's torso combined with an orchid
  • Fanny Hill, John Cleland (G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1963) 7 1/8" X 4 1/4", 228pp, paperback, good condition for age
  • Dr. J. Rutgers (Cadillac Publishing Co., New York, 1940) 8 1/4" X 5 5/8", 320pp, hardbound, tan cloth boards, with DJ, good condition, light wearing & bumping, some tears on dust jacket, binding tight
  • Elmer in "Bad Boy" / Dixie Dugan in Artists and Models, (n.p., n.d.) 5" x 3.5", 8pp. double pamphlet, stapled Tijuana bibles (also known as eight-pagers, bluesies, gray-backs, Jiggs-and-Maggie books, jo-jo books, Tillie-and-Mac books, and two-by-fours) were little pornographic comic books produced in the United States from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This book is two books in one, featuring reprints of the originals printed on both sides of the paper. Flip the book over and it's a different book.
  • Birched Girl, artist unknown Print from: Le pantalon féminin : un chapitre inédit de l'histoire du costume, (Charles Carrington, Librairie Des Bibliophiles Parisiens, 1916, Paris) Image: 6" x 10", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment
  • Diddle Daley Presents The Katzenjammers in "Shipwrecked" / Henry in The Only Way, (n.p., n.d.) 5" x 3.5", 8pp. double pamphlet, stapled Tijuana bibles (also known as eight-pagers, bluesies, gray-backs, Jiggs-and-Maggie books, jo-jo books, Tillie-and-Mac books, and two-by-fours) were little pornographic comic books produced in the United States from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This book is two books in one, featuring reprints of the originals printed on both sides of the paper. Flip the book over and it's a different book.
  • Ce n'est rien... N'ayez pas peur! [It's nothing .. Do not be afraid!], post card (D. D. déposé)
  • The Beautiful Madame Lapuchin, Knouted by order of Elizabeth Empress of Russia, artist unknown Print from: Flagellation & the Flagellants. A History of the Rod in All Countries from the earliest period to the present time The Rev. Wm. M. Cooper, B.A. [James Glass Bertram] (John Camden Hotten, London, n.d. [1869] (first edition)) Image: 7" x 10", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment