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Palaces of Sicily

By: TOMASI, Gioacchino, and ZALAPI, Angheli

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 52101

ISBN: 0847821269


TOMASI, GIOACCHINO LANZA and ZALAPI, ANGHELI. Palaces of Sicily, New York: Rizzoli, 1998. Folio, U.S. edition, pp. 394, black cloth boards with gilt lettering stamped on spine, color photos. Covers 25 palaces and villas with dramatic illustration of stonework and other art and craft. Condition of this book: Dust jacket lightly worn, leaves have a few minor spots at edges, images fine. Overall near fine. View more info

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Tompolski's Chronicle, Volume Ten

By: TOMPOLSKI, Feliks.

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: 53269


TOMPOLSKI, FELIKS. Tompolski's Chronicle, Volume Ten, London: self-published, 1962. Tall folio, part of a 27-year project to record history as it happened, this volume released in 24 installments containing more than 100 expressionist drawings, some in color, in its original folio, with duplicate copies of a title sheet that has a gift inscription. Heavy brown stock, measuring 29x46cm or 18x11 inches, with 2 color posters folding out to four and six times that size. The artist, an expressionist born in Poland, became a British citizen after World War II, which he had recorded extensively... View more info

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Wilderness, The True Story of Simon Girty, Renegade; Book 1: The Borderland

By: TRUMAN, Timothy;

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 51026

ISBN: 0922173117


TRUMAN, TIMOTHY. Wilderness, The True Story of Simon Girty, Renegade; Book 1: The Borderland, Pennsylvania: 4Winds Publishing Group, 1989. Quarto (8.5x11 inches), No. 194 of 400 copies, pp. 74, 2 (ads), black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine and front, stamped silver drawing or the renegade on front, black and white illustration. Inscribed on the free front endpaper by the artist to Joe Kubert, the cartoonist who founded an influential art school. The author says this is a biography set in colonial and post-Revolutionary America, based on the true story of Pennsylvanian who wa... View more info

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Book of the Artists, American Artist Life

By: TUCKERMAN, Henry T.

Price: $750.00

Seller ID: 53436


TUCKERMAN, HENRY T. Book of the Artists, American Artist Life, New York: Putnam, 1867. Quarto, large-paper edition, pp. xi, 7-639, black buckram boards with green lettering to spine, a rebinding with numerous extra illustrations bound in, as well as three holograph letters by the author, and a note from a former owner. The letters are: 1. A one-page exhortation in verse (Tuckerman liked to write in verse) to Col. Frank Howe, a Union Army figure of some importance behind the lines, just after the outbreak of the Civil War. 2. A 2-page (one leaf) letter to Gen. Adam Badeau, an aide t... View more info

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Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England

By: TURNER, J.M.W.

Price: $2,000.00

Seller ID: 51719


Turner, J.M.W. Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England, 2 volumes, London: John and Arthur Arch, 1826. Quartos, first edition, unpaginated with 80 engravings, contemporary polished calf with elaborate gilt-stamped floral decoration, red morocco labels and five raised bands on spines, a.e.g., engravings by George and W.B. Cooke and others. Engravings include 48 plates and 32 vignettes. Front pastedowns have the armorial bookplate of Haughton Charles Okeover (see Ellis catalog, entry No. 4132), flyleaf in V.1 has the signature of his mother, Mary Anne Okeover, dated 1827. The son w... View more info

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The Merry Drinkers

By: UTAMARO, Kitagawa

Price: $120.00

Seller ID: 50312


[SHUNGA] Utamaro, Kitagawa. The Merry Drinkers, Japan: Sei Sei Doh, 1980. Octavo, Volume 2 of a 2-book Shunga series that also included The Gifted Venus, pp. 9, 2, 27 painting reproductions (most double-p.), 8 (Japanese text). Cloth boards, illustrated cardboard slipcase. First nine pages are a translation in English of the original Japanese text that went with the Utamaro paintings, which illustrate the bawdy Asian tale we know as "The Merry Drinkers." Then come the paintings, then the Japanese text. The English translation, by the Australian Peter Dale, is graphic and sometimes crude, in ... View more info

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Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965

By: Various

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 53353

ISBN: 0874270987


[Various contributors] Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965, New York: Whitney Museum, 1996. Quarto, pp. 280, wraps, color and halftone illustration, released to accompany a museum exhibit on the leading artists and writers of the era. Prologue by Allen Ginsberg and articles by various other writers. Great reference for the Beat collector. Condition of this book: Minor wrinkles at spine ends, all else fine. View more info

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Richard Serra, The Matter of Time

By: Various authors.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 53148

ISBN: 3865211372


Various authors. Richard Serra, The Matter of Time, Gottingen: Steidl, 2005. Quarto, English language edition, pp. 200, black cloth boards with gray lettering stamped into spine and front, duotone photos and other illustrations. Released to accompany the installation of Serra's "The Matter of Time" at the Guggenheim's Bilbao museum, this describes the work and other Serra sculptures. Funded by the Arcelor steel company in recognition of a great customer for the steel business. Condition of this book: Near fine with lightly worn jacket, sunning at boards' edges. View more info

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Netherlandish Art in the Rijksmuseum 1600-1700

By: Various writers.

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 52647

ISBN: 0300089384


Various writers. Netherlandish Art in the Rijksmuseum 1600-1700, Amsterdam: Waanders/Rijksmuseum, 2001. Heavy quarto, pp. 295, blue cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on spine and front, color and halftone illustration. Art of the Dutch Golden Age. Condition of this book: Faint wear to jacket, all else fine. View more info

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John Waters, Change of Life

By: Various writers;

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 50820

ISBN: 0810943069


Various contributors, John Waters, Change of Life, New York: Abrams, 2004. Quarto, first edition, pp. 144, illustrated boards, color and duotone photos. The trash auteur got his due with a museum exhibit of his photos and other work, plus some of the treasure in his personal collection. This book was released to accompany the exhibit. It showcases not just his best-known projects such as 'Hairspray' and 'Pink Flamingos' but also the obscure early work including 'Hag in a Black Leather Jacket' and 'Eat Your Makeup.' With essays by Gary Indiana, Todd Solondz, Lisa Phillips and others. Cond... View more info

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French Furniture of the Eighteenth Century

By: VERLET, Pierre.

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 52859

ISBN: 0813912903


VERLET, PIERRE. French Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia, 1991. Small quarto, English translation of the second revised French edition of 1983, pp. xv, 256, gray cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, color and halftone plates. See Marmor & Ross, P324: "Covering everything from working methods to stylistic development to fakes and documentation to the evolution of prices." Condition of this book: Near fine with a minor coffee stain to the front board. View more info

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Memorials of Washington, and of Mary, His Mother, and Martha, His Wife

By: WALTER, James.

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 53431


WALTER, JAMES. Memorials of Washington, and of Mary, His Mother, and Martha, His Wife, New York: Scribner's, 1887. Quarto, first edition, pp. xiii, 362, 12 gravure plates, green cloth boards with gilt lettering and eagle/crown ornament to spine, abstract black patterned decoration on front and back with heraldic gilt device in center of both covers, beveled edges, flowery inscription to Louis Comfort Tiffany and his wife on flyleaf, dated 1886, with Tiffany's bookplate upside down on rear pastedown. Unusual item for the Tiffany collector. Condition of this book: Worn at extremities, spi... View more info

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Poster for 'Satan Sanderson'

By: WENZELL, A.B.

Price: $600.00

Seller ID: leyenprint1


WENZELL, A.B. Poster for the novel "Satan Sanderson" published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1907. Measures about 16x24 inches or 40x60cm, with linen back adding about 2 inches to all sides. The wording here, "Drawing by A.B. WENZELL," refers to the illustrator of the book; the poster also was done by Wenzell and has his signature (see photo). Condition of this print: Darkened in the margins, short tears professionally repaired (no tape used). View more info

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Italian Villas and Their Gardens, With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish

By: WHARTON, Edith

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: 51894


WHARTON, EDITH. Italian Villas and Their Gardens, With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish, New York: Century, 1905 Quarto, early printing (first was 1904), pp. xii, 270, green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, elaborate gilt and green illustration on upper panel, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, 26 color and halftone plates by Parrish, halftone photos, all illustrations protected under tissue guards. See FPAA V. 3, p. 343. Wharton and Parrish hit the high spots of Italian landscape architecture, but Wharton notes that the principles at work there can and should be app... View more info

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Disquiet

By: WILLETT, Amani;

Price: $120.00

Seller ID: 51522

ISBN: 8862082746

Condition: New


WILLETT, AMANI. Disquiet, Italy: Damiani, 2013. Small quarto, first edition, unpaginated, cloth boards in various shades of lavender, color and duotone photos, essay by Marvin Heiferman. Signed on the title page by Willett. From the publisher: "Disquiet by Amani Willett is a meditation on starting a family in a time of social unrest and uncertainty in America. A metaphoric journey that examines the first two years in the life of the photographer's son, Disquiet weaves intimate family pictures with images of American society and the economic and political instability that defined its iden... View more info

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Cirche & Cene, Circuses and Suppers

By: ZANZOTTO, Andrea, and TILSON, Joe.

Price: $750.00

Seller ID: 52964


ZANZOTTO, ANDREA, and TILSON, JOE. Cirche & Cene, Circuses and Suppers, Verona: Plain Wrapper Press, 1979. Thin folio, No. 57 or an edition limited to 150, unpaginated with 2 leaves of Zanzotto's poems in Italian and 2 more with the English translations, 2 plates of etchings by Tilson protected under tissue, all on handmade paper with deckle edges, brown-beige cloth boards with green calligraphy stamped on front, green slipcase. Signed by Zanzotto and Tilson on the limitation page. Scarce; OCLC locates no copies. Condition of this book: Fine with a few small scuffs on the slipcase. View more info

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La Civilta della Sardegna, Dall'Eneolitico alla fine dell'eta' nuragica il millennio -- V secolo A.C.

By: ZERVOS, Christian;

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: 51525


ZERVOS, CHRISTIAN. La Civilta della Sardegna, Dall'Eneolitico alla fine dell'eta' nuragica il millennio -- V secolo A.C., Italy: Liberia Scientifica Internazionale, 1982. Large, heavy folio, reprints the 1954 first edition, pp. 389, white cloth boards stamped with black lettering on the spine and front, extensive halftone illustration. The author is the Paris gallerist best known for his massive Picasso catalogue. His focus here is Sardinia's ancient artifacts and architecture, including sculpture of all sorts and military fortifications. All text in Italian. Little else of scholarly use ha... View more info

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Japanese Works of Art

By: [Auction catalog.]

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: 52639


[Auction catalog.] Japanese Works of Art, London: Sotheby's, 1988. Quarto, pp. 240, wraps, color and halftone illustration. Sale of more than 1000 lots -- a generous mix of arts and crafts of all sorts. Condition of this book: Crease in front cover, short tear in back cover, all else fine. View more info

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Joaquim Gomis, Fotografo

By: [Exhibition catalog.]

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 52004

ISBN: 8448215214


[Exhibition catalogue.] Joaquim Gomis, Fotografo, Valencia: IVAM Centre, 1997. Square quarto, released for a retrospective exhibit, pp. 200, illustrated boards, duotone photos, text in Spanish and English. Gomis (1902-1991) was an accountant who got into photography at age 12 and became respected in artistic circles. He was probably the first Spanish artist to spot the architecture of Gaudi, which he began photographing when Gaudi was still unknown. Gomis's pictures are also associated with the imagery of the painter Joan Miro. This book includes a section on Gomis's street photography of H... View more info

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Art and the Empire City, New York, 1825-1861

By: [Exhibition catalog.]

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 52635

ISBN: 0870999575


[Exhibition catalog.] Art and the Empire City, New York, 1825-1861, New York: Metropolitan Museum, 2000. Large, heavy quarto, pp. xvi, 636, blue cloth boards with blue leather label on spine, color and halftone illustration. Various contributors consider the boom period between the opening of the Erie Canal and the start of the Civil War. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. View more info