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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 lightly worn with a few stains on back, images fine. View more info

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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 conveying Avedon's words, notably the photographer's observations on the beauty of age." Also see Hasselblad 178 and Auer 386. Con... 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 book: Jacket lightly worn, boards sunned at edges, all else fine. 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, the text is printed on a rough blue-green stock. Wendingen ran from 1918 to 1931 and was a leader in the modern design m... 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 Magazine, who is also pictured here. As the title indicates, the book is essentially a massive love note to the art and all th... 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, spine shaken, all else fine. View more info

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Certain People


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 paper conservator. Condition of this print: Short tears and chips at edges repaired, edges slightly darkened. View more info

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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 but otherwise has been brought up to fine quality by a professional conservator, who repaired short tears at the edges. The li... 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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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

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Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 50565

ISBN: 3931126188

SIGISMONDI, FLORIA. Redemption, Berlin: Die Gestalten Verlag, 1999. Folio, pp. 160, printed boards, color plates. Shock photos of shock musicians and other pop culture figures including Marilyn Manson, Debra Soto, Twiggy, David Bowie, The Moth, Raygun, and many others. That's Bowie on the cover. The influence of Joel Peter Witkin is obvious here, although there is little commentary but a couple of poems. Caption pamphlet included. Condition of this book: Boards show only light wear, spine a bit shaken, overall very good. View more info

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Nude in a jazz club

By: STILES, James.

Price: $250.00

Seller ID: Stiles series

STILES, JAMES. Series of 6 lounge scenes, undated (later 20th century). Large gelatin silver prints (14x11 inches), 4 toned blue, 2 untoned, one with the stamp of Stiles on the reverse. The photographer is a well-known fashion shooter who has exhibited at galleries on his own and with bigger names such as Helmut Newton, according to his website. And one can easily see the Newton influence in these offbeat jazz club setups. In fact, this series would make a great display in a lounge setting. Condition of these prints: Near fine with some minor creasing; each of the untoned photos has a t... View more info

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Visionaire No. 22, Chic

By: TESTINO, Mario.

Price: $500.00

Seller ID: 52929

TESTINO, MARIO [editor]. Visionaire No. 22, Chic, New York: Visionaire Publishing, 1997. Quarto, No. 3239 of 5000 printed, unpaginated, cream-colored paper-covered boards half-bound in beige cloth, slipcased, with various designer fabrics tipped in, including a tiny piece of a Versace dress worn by Madonna to the "Evita" premiere in London. Also tipped in is a cocktail napkin with Paloma Picasso's lips outlined by lipstick, and a copy of a letter, with envelope, from Catherine Deneuve to Yves Saint Laurent. Condition of this book: Fine in fine slipcase. View more info

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The Art of Garden Design in Italy

By: TRIGGS, H. Inigo.

Price: $500.00

Seller ID: 52575

TRIGGS, H. INIGO. The Art of Garden Design in Italy, London et al.: Longmans, Green, 1906. Large, heavy folio, first edition, pp. xii, 134, rust-colored cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine, and gilt-stamped lettering on upper panel inside gilt wreath, 128 illustrated plates including collotypes, halftones and plans, top edge gilt. The author was an architect and designer of formal gardens in England. This lavish book measures 44x35cm or 18x14 inches and weighs about 7 kilograms or 16 pounds. Gardens covered include eight each in Rome and Florence and gardens in Sicily, Lake Co... View more info

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Chinese opera-style costume designs

By: Various artists.

Price: $350.00

Seller ID: chineseopera

[Costume design.] Folio of 57 color lithographs showing various design motifs for Chinese opera-style outfits, unknown artists, 1957. Prints measure slightly less than 15x13 inches or 37x32cm, in a wooden box with silk-covered fold-over boards and a four-page index and introduction, in Chinese. A former owner has written an English translation of some of the text as follows. Title: "Sketches from Chinese opera-style outifts." Summary of introduction: "all these sketches of Chinese opera-style outfits have been collected from different on the mainland, China. (It took many months for this sp... View more info