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The Secret Museum of Mankind, Anonymous.
1 Anonymous. The Secret Museum of Mankind

Anonymous. The Secret Museum of Mankind, New York: Manhattan House, undated (early to mid-20th century). Octavo, priority unknown, unpaginated, blue cloth boards with black stamped labeling on spine and front, former owner's name stamped on endpages. Only text is the captioning for hundreds of halftone photos that present folk and native cultures and costume from around the world, documenting ways of life that are now largely bygone. Condition of this book: Covers lightly worn with a few stains on back, images fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Observations, AVEDON, Richard, and  CAPOTE, Truman.
2 AVEDON, Richard, and CAPOTE, Truman. Observations

AVEDON, RICHARD, and CAPOTE, TRUMAN. Observations, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. Folio, first edition, pp. 152, printed boards, gravure plates showing artists, actors and other celebrities, slipcased. Roth, pp. 148-49: "Observations is the culmination of a creative collaboration between Richard Avedon and Alexey Brodovitch [the magazine editor]. ... Capote, who wrote his arch text between Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood, is most valuable here for conveying Avedon's words, notably the photographer's observations on the beauty of age." Also see Hasselblad 178 and Auer 386. Condition of this book: Very good with some darkening to the boards and bumped upper fore corners. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. Slipcase worn with the remains of an old price sticker in one corner. Acetate dust jacket is missing chunks but holding together. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Forbidden Dreams, BLAKE, Rebecca,
3 BLAKE, Rebecca, Forbidden Dreams
070432475x / 9780704324756 
BLAKE, REBECCA. Forbidden Dreams, New York: Quartet Books, 1984. Folio, first edition, unpaginated, black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on spine and front, color photos. A New York fashion photographer's first book, with 60 images, some double-page, divided in chapters with titles including Virgins and Vampires, Fairy Tales, Night Visions, predominantly women with other women, a couple nudes. Introduction by the film director Lina Wertmuller. Condition: Shelf-worn dust jacket, no tears; all else fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy, BUTLER, Linda.
4 BUTLER, Linda. Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy
0394532562 / 9780394532561 
BUTLER, LINDA. Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy, New York: Knopf, 1981. Quarto, first edition, unpaginated with 58 duotone plates, gray cloth boards with silver lettering to spine, inscribed on the half-title page by Butler to the late artist and designer Julius Friedman: "For Julius, with high regard." The photos were taken in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine and elsewhere, radiating the contemplative, peaceful nature of Shaker society and design. Condition of this book: Jacket lightly worn, boards sunned at edges, all else fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Madeleine Vionnet, DEMORNEX, Jacqueline.
5 DEMORNEX, Jacqueline. Madeleine Vionnet
0847813878 / 9780847813872 
DEMORNEX, JACQUELINE. Madeleine Vionnet, New York: Rizzoli, 1991. Folio, English-language edition of a 1990 Paris release, pp. 305, black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, extensive halftone and color illustration. A reference and a biography; best book available on this innovative French designer of the early and mid-20th century. Condition of this book: Jacket moderately worn, spine has a slant, interior very good, images fine. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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Wiener Werkstatte, FAHR-BECKER, Gabriele;
6 FAHR-BECKER, Gabriele; Wiener Werkstatte
382288880X / 9783822888803 
FAHR-BECKER, GABRIELE. Wiener Werkstatte, Koln: Taschen, 1995. Folio, English-language edition, pp. 244, red cloth boards with black stamped lettering and decoration on front and spine, lavish illustration. Deals with the German arts/crafts/architecture movement centered on Josef Hoffmann, between the beginning of the 20th century and the Nazi era. Condition: Jacket lightly worn, scratched, no tears. All else fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 FANELLI, Giovanni, and GODOLI, Ezio. "Wendingen," Art and design in a nineteenth-century [sic] Dutch magazine
8821601137 / 9788821601132 
FANELLI, GIOVANNI, and GODOLI, EZIO. "Wendingen," Art and design in a nineteenth-century [sic] Dutch magazine, Milan: Franco Maria Ricci, 1986. Square quarto, copy No. 377 of an edition of 5000, pp. 245, black silk boards with gilt lettering on spine and upper panel, glossy color print mounted on upper panel, black wooden clamshell box typical of the Ricci series of books, color plates reproducing covers of Wendingen, text in Italian and English. Also typical of Ricci, the text is printed on a rough blue-green stock. Wendingen ran from 1918 to 1931 and was a leader in the modern design movement that swept Europe in the 1920s, using artists that included El Lissitsky, E.J. Kuipers and many lesser known designers. The present book includes a general index to all 108 issues of Wendingen summarizing the contents and identifying each cover designer. All 108 covers are reproduced on individual color plates. Condition of this book: Clamshell box lightly worn with a few areas of fading. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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In Love With Photography, HINZ, Volker.
8 HINZ, Volker. In Love With Photography
3903101001 / 9783903101005 
HINZ, VOLKER. In Love With Photography, Baden: Edition Lammerhuber, 2015. Heavy folio, No. 165 of an edition of 1,000, pp. 424, red cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on spine, duotone and color photo plates, signed on the half-title by Hinz, inscribed by him at length on another preliminary page. Hinz, a working photographer and for many years photo editor at Stern magazine, inscribed this copy to another photographer-editor, Kathy Ryan of the New York Times Magazine, who is also pictured here. As the title indicates, the book is essentially a massive love note to the art and all the great photographers Hinz worked with over the years. In fact, most of the photos show other photographers. Text in English and German. Condition of this book: Near fine with minor dust marks at edges. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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London Transport Posters, HUTCHISON, Harold F.
9 HUTCHISON, Harold F. London Transport Posters

HUTCHISON, HAROLD F. London Transport Posters, London: Transport Board, 1963. Large octavo, pp. 23, 123 color plates, 4 (index of artists), green cloth boards. Reproduces posters displayed over 50 years in the windows of the London Transport stations, with an essay by Harold Hutchison. Condition of this book: Lacking dust jacket, boards sun-faded along spine, with a small discoloration on back. Leaves clean and tight, plates fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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In and Out of Fashion, KLEIN, William.
10 KLEIN, William. In and Out of Fashion
0679434240 / 9780679434245 
KLEIN, WILLIAM. In and Out of Fashion, New York: Random House, 1994. Folio, first American edition, pp. 254, 2 (bibliography, acknowledgements), illustrated boards, color and duotone photos. As the title indicates, these are fashion photos and anti-fashion photos, many double-page with no bleed, in Klein's typical jarring, in-your-face style. Condition of this book: Boards lightly worn, all else fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Erte at Ninety, The Complete Graphics, LEE, Marshall [editor].
11 LEE, Marshall [editor]. Erte at Ninety, The Complete Graphics
0525932585 / 9780525932581 
LEE, MARSHALL [editor]. Erte at Ninety, The Complete Graphics, New York: E.P. Dutton, 1982. Large folio, later printing, pp. 223, gray cloth boards with silver-stamped lettering on spine and blind-stamped abstract design on upper panel, color plates, essays. Erte, who was known mainly for his fashion and stage design, here shows a variety of graphics in the art deco style, which he led from its beginnings. Condition of this book: Dust jacket is chipped and worn, spine shaken, all else fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Certain People, MAPPLETHORPE, Robert.
12 MAPPLETHORPE, Robert. Certain People
0942642147 / 9780942642148 
MAPPLETHORPE, ROBERT. Certain People, Pasadena: Twelvetrees Press, 1985. Folio, first edition, unpaginated, blue cloth boards with black stamped lettering to the spine and front, gravure plates portraying various arts celebrities and pop-culture figures, defunct boostore ticket on rear endpage. Condition of this book: Near fine with minor chipping at dust jacket's edges, age toning at the leaves' edges. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Scribner's for May, MASTERS, Frank B.
13 MASTERS, Frank B. Scribner's for May

MASTERS, FRANK B. Scribner's for May, n.d. (circa 1900). Poster measuring about 15x22.5 inches or 38x57cm, with linen back adding another couple inches on all sides. The image is a classic advertisement for Scribner's magazine, showing a railroad bridge under construction. The artist was a student of Howard Pyle who made a career of illustrating books and magazines. The print is scarce in any condition; this one as been brought up to fine quality by a professional paper conservator. Condition of this print: Short tears and chips at edges repaired, edges slightly darkened. 
Price: 900.00 USD
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A Monograph of the Work of McKim Mead & White 1879-1915, McKim, Mead & White
14 McKim, Mead & White A Monograph of the Work of McKim Mead & White 1879-1915

[Architecture.] A Monograph of the Work of McKim Mead & White 1879-1915, four volumes, New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1915. Elephant folios about 20x15 inches or 51x38 cm, buckram bindings, each book with 100 single-side-print collotype plates (some are misnumbered), no text except for the captions and the tables of contents. De-accessioned by the Iowa State College Library with that library's rubberstamps and other markings, very sturdy with leaves attached to the bindings by linen stubs, covers worn and scuffed, normal age toning inside, occasional minor staining, a few neat tape repairs. (Plate 100 appears at the end of Vol. 1 and again, in facsimile, at the beginning of Vol. 2.) Overall good and sound. Very heavy, totals more than 60 pounds or 25kg. Worldcat turns up numerous copies in institutional libraries, but this set is scarce in the marketplace. It is important not only to architectural but also New York history collections, with fascinating looks at bygone buildings, including interiors and schematics. The architects were probably the greatest and most prolific American designers of the Beaux Arts period, and shown here are there finest achievements, from massive public buildings like Penn Station to mansions, banks, retail stores, and lesser structures such as university gates. Most of the work shown is in the Northeast and Midwest, with one project in Italy. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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World Without Men, NEWTON, Helmut.
15 NEWTON, Helmut. World Without Men
0937950068 / 9780937950067 
NEWTON, HELMUT. World Without Men, New York: Xavier Moreau, 1984. Folio, first edition, pp. 188, slate-blue cloth boards with silver lettering to spine, color and halftone plates. Shows work for various designers and magazines, with behind-the-scenes shots and commentary by Newton. Condition of this book: Jacket has a few small wrinkles on the back panel, overall fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Transvest, ONODERA, Yuki.
16 ONODERA, Yuki. Transvest
159005086X / 9781590050866 
ONODERA, YUKI. Transvest, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2004. Large folio, edition of 1000, pp. 60 with photo plates and an essay by Dana Fris-Hansen, black cloth boards. Condition of this book: Still sealed in publisher's shrink wrap, which is reflecting light in my photo. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Leslie's Monthly, July 1902, OWEN, Robert Emmett.
17 OWEN, Robert Emmett. Leslie's Monthly, July 1902

OWEN, ROBERT EMMETT. Leslie's Monthly, Martinique Disaster, July 1902. Measures about 14.5x23 inches or 36x59cm, with linen back adding another 2 inches to all sides, advertising Leslie's magazine. The artist (1878-1957) is largely remembered as a painter of rural New Hampshire life, but here he took on commercial work, creating a spectacular image to plug a news story about the Martinique volcano disaster of 1902. Condition of this print: It's darkened with age but otherwise has been brought up to fine quality by a professional conservator, who repaired short tears at the edges. The linen-backing process caused some slight bleeding of the red coloration. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Passage, A Work Record, PENN, Irving
18 PENN, Irving Passage, A Work Record
0679404910 / 9780679404910 
PENN, IRVING. Passage, A Work Record, New York: Knopf/Callaway, 1991. Tall quarto, first edition, pp. 300, beige cloth boards with black stamped lettering on spine. Reproduces photos from throughout Penn's career, with the publishers saying they achieved a new standard of fidelity by using 11 impressions. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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78-87, London Youth, RIDGERS, Derek.
19 RIDGERS, Derek. 78-87, London Youth
8862083599 / 9788862083591 
RIDGERS, DEREK. 78-87, London Youth, Bologna: Damiani, 2013. Folio, first edition, unpaginated, printed boards, color and duotone photo plates, some with no bleed, signed on the title page by Ridgers. These are portraits of a time long ago in London, beginning in the punk era and running through goth, skinhead and acid house styles worn by the commoners and aristocracy of the club scene, including Boy George, John Galliano, Hamish Bowles and others. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Pictures, RITTS, Herb
20 RITTS, Herb Pictures

RITTS, HERB. Pictures, Altadena, Calif.: Twin Palms, 1988. Folio, 3rd edition, unpaginated with 78 plates, some folding, no text, blind-stamped black cloth boards, with many of Ritts' best-known photos. This book has been a huge seller, probably Ritts' most important book. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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