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By: ADAMS, Robert
Seller ID: 52414
ADAMS, ROBERT. Beauty in Photography, Essays in Defense of Traditional Values, New York: Aperture, 1981. Octavo, first edition, pp. 108, 1 (acknowledgements), cream cloth boards with lavender lettering stamped into spine, blind-stamped lettering on upper panel, halftones. 10 essays by a leader of the New Topographics movement whose American West is considered one of the most important books in modern photography. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. View more info
By: ANDERSEN, Hans.
Seller ID: 53069
ANDERSEN, HANS. The Nightingale and Other Stories with illustrations by Edmund Dulac, New York and London: Hodder and Stoughton, undated (1911). Quarto, first edition, pp. [iv], 126, 12 plates with tipped-in color illustrations, blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front, Asian garden motif stamped to front in black and gilt. One of the early 20th century's great illustrators presents Andersen classics. Condition of this book: Dust jacket is missing chunks but is still in one piece, leaves age toned, images fine, one held in place by tape at corners. Front cover is bright ... View more info
Seller ID: 54109
ANONYMOUS. Tibetan sutra, no place, no date (18th or 19th century). Large, oblong stack of 218 leaves contained by carved hardwood boards, the whole measuring 24x8x4.5 inches or 71x20x12cm, four leaves illuminated with paintings of deities, the rest a manuscript presentation of Buddhist life lessons. Each of the boards is decorated at one end with carvings of Buddhas, and the calligraphy is written along red rules, some of the text being in red also. Generally both sides of each leaf have text; paper is rag with occasional parchment. Shipping weight will be about 14 pounds or 6.5 kilograms.... View more info
Seller ID: 50520
BIDAUT, JAYNE HINDS. Tintypes, No. 45 of an edition of 100, quarto, Graphis, 1999, pp. 224, red cloth boards in a black cloth-covered wooden clamshell box, essay by Eugenia Parry, with a dedication by the artist and an original tintype of a butterfly (2.5x3.5 inches) signed by the artist. Fine in scuffed clamshell. A mostly forgotten phenomenon, the tintype is a thin piece of sheet iron enameled black or brown-black with a collodion coating to hold an image. It was the first photographic process that was widely available to anybody, with itinerant practitioners of the art selling their work... View more info
Seller ID: 53366
BIDERMANAS, ISRAEL. Le Cirque d'Izis, Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1965. Quarto, pp. 171, 1 (note), red cloth boards with black lettering to spine, black circus character stamped on front, photos in gravure, 4 Chagall prints plus Chagall-designed dust jacket, text in French by Jacques Prevert. Parr & Badger, V.1, p. 222: "There is a desolate undercurrent, a feeling that the circus is a refuge for freaks -- not the physical freaks who entertain unfeeling spectators, but psychological freaks, profoundly cut off from conventional society. ... This sense of Existential isolation is handled with s... View more info
Seller ID: 53261
BUFFET, ANNABEL, and LAMY, JEAN-CLAUDE. The Secret Studio, Bernard Buffet, Paris: Flammarion, 2004. Quarto, first English-language edition released simultaneously with the French edition, pp. 144, black paper-covered boards with blind-stamped lettering to spine and front, duotone photos. Uses the photos of Fournol, a lifelong friend of the Buffet's, to penetrate the mind of the acclaimed artist, with text by his wife. Condition of this book: Upper board has a few small white spots, else fine. View more info
Seller ID: 50917
BUNNELL, PETER C. Minor White: The Eye That Shapes, Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum, 1989. Heavy oblong quarto, pp. xxiii, 289, wraps, released to accompany an exhibition of the same name, a few color photos but mostly duotones, with the Totemic Sequence presented as a double-fold facing a trifold, so that 10 photos are presented on five facing pages. Many beautiful landscapes and portraits. Condition of this book: Edges soiled, all else fine. Leaves clean and tight. View more info
By: BUTLER, Linda.
Seller ID: 53612
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. View more info
By: CAIN, Julien
Seller ID: 52924
CAIN, JULIEN. Chagall Lithograph, Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1969. Folio, German language edition, pp. 179, 1 (note), gray cloth boards with black stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, dust jacket and frontispiece lithographs created by Marc Chagall at the Mourlot Freres studio in Paris, with original acetate wrapper. Volume 3 of the 6-volume Chagall lithograph catalogue raisonne. The German edition is scarce in any condition; especially so in fine quality. Condition of this book: Faint age-toning to jacket edges, a few small cracks in acetate wrapper, else fine. View more info
Seller ID: 52728
[Exhibition catalog.] Andy Warhol's "Folk and Funk," New York: Museum of American Folk Art, 1977. Quarto, pp. 24, wraps, halftone photos. Catalogs 85 items in Warhol's personal collection, as shown at the museum. The artist was known as a voracious collector, if not a hoarder. Condition of this book: Covers moderately worn, all else fine. View more info
By: CHAGALL, Marc.
Seller ID: 51885
CHAGALL, MARC. Drawings and water colors for The Ballet, New York: Tudor, 1969. Folio, first edition, pp. 155, light green cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, slipcased, original Chagall lithograph bound in. This book was inspired by Chagall's work on modern dance sets including Daphnis and Chloe, The Firebird and Aleko, with numerous double-page color illustrations. The lithograph, showing two dancers and faun, is often removed from the book and framed. Condition of this book: Overall very good, slipcase worn at edges with a few small stains. Jacket chip... View more info
By: CLERGUE, Lucien.
Seller ID: 52889
CLERGUE, LUCIEN. poesie photographique (Photographic Poetry), New York et al., Prestel, 2003. Quarto, first edition, pp. 144, gray paper-covered boards with red lettering to spine, duotone and color plates, text in English, French and German. Warmly inscribed by Clergue on the half-title page, dated 2003 NYC (he died in 2014). Includes the nudes Clergue was famous for, but also a cross-section of his other work, with portraits of artistic celebrities of his era (Picasso, Dali etc.) and unknowns (gypsies, bullfighters) as well as collage-type double exposures, landscapes, and abstract images... View more info
By: COLEMAN, Judy.
Seller ID: 51930
COLEMAN, JUDY. Judy Coleman, California: Twin Palms, 1989. Folio, first edition, unpaginated, black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine and upper panel, 5-page essay by Elaine Dines-Cox, 54 plates, 1 gate-fold, all nudes, the only model being the photographer herself, using a 30-foot cable. Dines-Cox explains Coleman's technique as a multimedia process involving Polaroids, painting and assemblage. What does it all mean? It "depends upon the individual viewer's experiential knowledge of the world." Definitely not straight photography, nor is it conventional surrealism -- call it a ps... View more info
Seller ID: 51866
DABROWSKI, MAGDALENA. The Drawings of Philip Guston, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1988. Quarto, released to accompany an exhibition, pp. 188, black cloth boards with white lettering on spine, blind-stamped on front, color and black-and-white gravures. A full-career retrospective of this dynamic artist. Condition of this book: Very near fine with tiny white marks at bottom edge of boards. View more info
Seller ID: 51520
DE CHAMERLAT, CHRISTIAN ANTOINE. Falconry and Art, London: Sotheby's Publications, 1987. Heavy quarto, first edition, pp. 255, green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front, color and halftone illustration. An international survey of the art inspired by the bird species that hunts on behalf of people, beginning in ancient times. View more info
Seller ID: 53239
DE RODAT, CHARLES. Toulouse-Lautrec, Album de famille, Fribourg: Hatier Editions, 1985. Quarto, pp. 188, red buckram boards with blue lettering to spine, halftone photos, text in French. Includes a family tree, with text by a descendant of the artist, using photos taken by Lautrec's cousin Marie. Condition of this book: Jacket lightly worn, small tear in back panel, all else fine. View more info
By: Designer unknown
Seller ID: heraldposter
Designer unknown, advertising poster for the New York Herald, June 5, 1898. Measuring about 11.5x19 inches or 29x48cm, with linen back adding 2 inches or 5cm all around. With initials HC, this designer is unknown to me. Newspaper posters of the 19th century were typically done on newspaper stock, made to last a week, and gone with the wind after that. Those I have seen are usually in desperately poor condition. The present poster is on a heavier stock, which would explain its survival. Condition of this print: Edge tears, chips and wrinkles professionally repaired. Minor stain near lowe... View more info
Seller ID: 51559
DI FATE, VINCENT. Infinite Words, The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art, London: Virgin Books, 1997. Tall quarto, first edition, pp. 320, blue buckram boards with silver lettering stamped on spine, cosmic illustrations on both boards, color illustration, foreword by Ray Bradbury. A survey of 20th-century art and artists who gave movies, books and magazines the visuals for the science fiction genre. Condition of this book: Rear of dust jacket has several chips, all else very good. View more info
By: DIEZ, Carlos.
Seller ID: 52696
DIEZ, CARLOS. The Art of Carlos Diez, Objects of Desire, Madrid: SQP, 2003. Quarto, pp. 138, wraps, color illustration, text in German and English. Diez takes women famous for their beauty -- Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz and many others -- and creates pinup art showing them with little or nothing on, often in fantastical settings. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. View more info
By: ELUARD, Paul.
Seller ID: 53319
ELUARD, PAUL. Corps Memorable, Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1957. Thin quarto, copy No. 709, pp. 35 plus 12 glossy halftone plates, plain boards quarter-bound in light brown wood, dust jacket with front panel image by Pablo Picasso, photos by Lucien Clergue, all text in French. Thirteen poems by Eluard illustrated with Clergue's photos of what may be the same female body, shown from different angles, always headless and in water. See Bertolotti, Books of Nudes, p. 147: "The book shows women looking like Juno, coming out of the waves of the sea as if they were symbolic forms of life." Condition... View more info