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The Secret Museum of Mankind

By: Anonymous.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 52616


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... View more info

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Observations

By: AVEDON, Richard, and CAPOTE, Truman.

Price: $350.00

Seller ID: 53209


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 conveyin... View more info

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Forbidden Dreams

By: BLAKE, Rebecca,

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: 51466

ISBN: 070432475x


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: S... View more info

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Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy

By: BUTLER, Linda.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 53612

ISBN: 0394532562


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 bo... View more info

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Madeleine Vionnet

By: DEMORNEX, Jacqueline.

Price: $325.00

Seller ID: 52525

ISBN: 0847813878


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. View more info

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Wiener Werkstatte

By: FAHR-BECKER, Gabriele;

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 51015

ISBN: 382288880X


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. View more info

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"Wendingen," Art and design in a nineteenth-century [sic] Dutch magazine

By: FANELLI, Giovanni, and GODOLI, Ezio.

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 52010

ISBN: 8821601137


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... View more info

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In Love With Photography

By: HINZ, Volker.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 53303

ISBN: 3903101001


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 M... View more info

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London Transport Posters

By: HUTCHISON, Harold F.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 50539


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. View more info

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In and Out of Fashion

By: KLEIN, William.

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 52338

ISBN: 0679434240


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. View more info

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Erte at Ninety, The Complete Graphics

By: LEE, Marshall [editor].

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 52033

ISBN: 0525932585


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, s... View more info

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Certain People

By: MAPPLETHORPE, Robert.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 52891

ISBN: 0942642147


MAPPLETHORPE, ROBERT. Certain People: A Book of Portraits, Pasadena: Twelvetrees Press, 1985. Folio, third edition, unpaginated, blue cloth boards with black stamped lettering to the spine and front, gravure plates portraying various arts celebrities and pop-culture figures. Condition of this book: As new, gift quality. View more info

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Scribner's for May

By: MASTERS, Frank B.

Price: $900.00

Seller ID: mastersprint


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 pap... View more info

Big Nudes

By: NEWTON, Helmut

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 54025

ISBN: 0937050024


HELMUT NEWTON. Big Nudes, New York: Xavier Moreau, 1982. Tall quarto, first American edition (preceded by a French edition), pp. 13, 63 (halftone plates), 4 (notes, colophon), black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering to spine and front. One of Newton's more sensational efforts, with leading fashion models of his era dressing down for the occasion. Condition of this book: Jacket is no longer as glossy as it should be, boards' color faded, overall near fine. View more info

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World Without Men

By: NEWTON, Helmut.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: 53240

ISBN: 0937950068


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. View more info

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Transvest

By: ONODERA, Yuki.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: 52989

ISBN: 159005086X


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. View more info

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Leslie's Monthly, July 1902

By: OWEN, Robert Emmett.

Price: $600.00

Seller ID: leslieprint


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 b... View more info

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Passage, A Work Record

By: PENN, Irving

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 53575

ISBN: 0679404910


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. View more info

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78-87, London Youth

By: RIDGERS, Derek.

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 52017

ISBN: 8862083599


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 th... View more info

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Pictures

By: RITTS, Herb

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 53574


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. View more info