Since 1926, Pelican Publishing Company has been committed to publishing books of quality and permanence that enrich the lives of those who read them.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
Lowell Davis is one of the premier craftsmen of our time. His unique farm-life figurines have graced shops and homes around the world and have been featured in The Saturday Evening Post, Country Living, and Collector’s Mart. This famed painter and sculptor now turns his craft to the page in his captivating work, The Book on Chickens, sure to be of interest to collectors and newcomers alike. Hardcover Edition
This unforgettable collection of vintage postcards, engravings, and entertaining lore celebrate the many ways of commemorating the Christmas holiday. More than one hundred fifty colorful illustrations, dating from the Victorian age through the early twentieth century, portray Christmas traditions of years gone by. Nostalgic images of angels, happy children, and Santa Claus are only some of the treasures selected from the more than thirteen hundred items in the author’s personal collection of classic Christmas books and ephemera.
This unforgettable collection of nostalgic images and entertaining lore celebrates the many ways of commemorating the birth of the Christ child. More than two hundred colorful illustrations, dating from the Victorian age through the early-twentieth century, portray Christmas traditions of years gone by. Nostalgic images of angels, St. Lucia, Yule logs, and wassailing are only some of the treasures selected from the more than thirteen hundred items in the author’s own collection of vintage Christmas books and ephemera.
More than 300 patterns are documented, described and illustrated in A Complete Guide to Pressed Glass, published by Pelican Publishing Company.
In this biography, world-class decoy carver Vincent Giannetto III comes of age in the Delaware River region. Growing up on his family’s farmland in Beverly, New Jersey, Vincent felt the intimate call of the outdoors and forged a strong connection with the Delaware River. He longed to be one of the fiercely independent river rats, men who made their living from the land. Skipping school to spend time on the river, he watches the hunter-carvers, learning the role of the decoy while struggling to make his own without guidance from these secretive men.
Entitled Dixie Clockmakers, the 192-page volume traces the development of clockmaking and horological history below the Mason-Dixon line and documents the works of those artisans who designed and constructed some of the world’s finest timepieces. Hardcover.
The Fourth of July celebration was once filled with patriotic festivities, where neighborhoods trimmed their tree tops with flags and bunting and drew together for united merrymaking. Although this day is still highly recognized, nothing re-creates the true spirit of this commemoration like taking a nostalgic look at Independence Days of yesteryear. Diane C. Arkins has compiled a colorful anthology of inspiring old-time poems, evocative prose, decorating and party ideas, games, and festive menus spanning the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With such a vast assortment of material, this book gives a splendid remembrance of the revelry of the past.
When Saint Valentine was a priest during the third century in Rome, Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage. Despite the emperor’s decree, Saint Valentine continued to perform marriages until Claudius finally put him to death. Today, Valentine’s Day celebrates Saint Valentine’s sacrifice and love’s triumph with delicate valentines, bright flowers, and tasty candies. Hardcover.
Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past offers a fascinating glimpse at material from a vast assortment of the vintage party guides and larger-than-the-size magazines that guided intrepid hostesses in their quests to stage parties worthy of the holiday’s reputation for mystery and fun. Filled with illustrations of vintage photographs and mementos, this book pays splendid tribute to the imaginative festivities of yesteryear. Hardcover.
Halloween has not always been the occasion for confections, costumes, and cunning tricks that it is today. Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear is a colorful and exciting celebration of Halloween past. The book artfully blends narrative and old-fashioned poems, prose, and chants with eye-catching images of vintage ephemera and fanciful illustrations. Hardcover.
Halloween has not always been the occasion for confections, costumes, and cunning tricks that it is today. Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear Postcard Book is a colorful and exciting celebration of Halloween past. The postcard book artfully blends narrative and old-fashioned images of vintage ephemera and fanciful illustrations. Postcards.
The first complete source for collectors and researchers of Gruelle memorabilia. This illustrated biography of an American illustrator, children’s author, and doll and toy designer chronicles Gruelle’s life, exploring how Raggedy Ann and Andy evolved over the years. Includes rare and previously unpublished photographs. Hardcover.
The story truly does begin in Acton, England, at the Farnell toy factory where the hand-made mohair bear was born. This biography traces the steps of the actual stuffed bear from his creation to his final resting place in the Children’s Center of the New York Public Library. Winnie-the-Pooh was brought to life as a loveable playmate flowing from the vivid imagination of Christopher Robin and introduced to the world by his father, A. A. Milne.
This is the ePub/eBook version of this title. This is not the print edition.
This guide to the famous Newcomb pottery, needlework, and handicrafts is lavishly illustrated. Biographies of the craftsmen (along with their ciphers) are provided. Hardcover. ALL COPIES AT THIS PRICE HAVE DAMAGED JACKETS
Rendered in an unforgettable and flamboyant style, Mistretta’s poster series stands as a Mardi Gras tradition that has delighted locals and tourists alike since 1985. Created for lovers of New Orleans, art collectors, and Mardi Gras aficionados, this beautiful volume gathers all of the posters in the series—including those rare and out of print editions—for the first time to stunning effect.
The fantastic parade floats of Carnival’s Golden Age (1870-1930) illustrated themes drawn from mythology, epic literature, history, nature, and whimsy. Presented in this collection are thirty dazzling examples of original float designs as rendered in watercolor and lithographs—most of them reproduced here for the first time. Notecards.
The fantastic costumes of Carnival’s Golden Age (1870-1930) depicted themes drawn from mythology, epic literature, history, nature, and whimsy. Beginning with the first tableaux and pageant balls of the Twelfth Night Revelers, Rex, and the Knights of Momus, Golden Age costume design was a tremendous spectacle of whimsy, mythology, and satire. Costumes included an extraordinary array of creatures: demons, fairies, magicians, animals and vegetables real and imagined, and a host of others. Hardcover.
policy - Copyright 2023 Pelican Publishing Company