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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: 50451
CONNER, KEVIN, and HEIMERDINGER, DEBRA. Horace Bristol, An American View, San Francisco: Chronicle, 1996. Quarto, first edition, pp. 144, black cloth boards, blind-stamped, duotones of Bristol's key works. The authors give short introductory essays to each chapter, the bulk of which is made up of Bristol's photos. Bristol was of the Mydans-Lange generation and worked for Life, and he is largely forgotten, although his images are not. He worked with Steinbeck on a project among farmworkers in California's Central Valley while Steinbeck was planning "The Grapes of Wrath." Steinbeck declined t... 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
Seller ID: 52536
DICKENS, CHARLES. Little Dorrit in five parts, New York: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1856. Quarto, 6 magazine issues bound, Jan. 1855 through May 1856, pp. viii, 864, original black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and upper panel and blind-stamped floral decoration, engraved illustrations. Contains the original American printing of the novel Little Dorrit, which first appeared in book form in Britain in 1857. The British serial release began in December 1855, a month before the present series started. The illustrations here are unsigned but they appear to be the work of Phiz (H... 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
By: FIELD, Eugene
Seller ID: 53105
FIELD, EUGENE. Poems of Childhood, New York: Scribner's, undated (1920s). Large octavo, expanded edition with added poetry, pp. x, 199, black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and Maxfield Parrish illustration mounted on front, 8 illustrated plates by Parrish. This edition was an expansion of the 1904 first edition, with added poetry by Mary French Field and Julia Sutherland Field. The surreal endpage illustrations -- with a boy battling a giant who is riding an apparently cooked red lobster -- are retained here, as are all the other Parrish illustrations. Condition of this book: ... View more info
By: FROST, Robert
Publisher: New York,, Holt, Rinehart and Winston,: 1962,
Edition: First edition.
Seller ID: 50390
Condition: near fine,
pp. 101, gray cloth boards with silver lettering on the spine. See Bruccoli v.1, p140. Condition of this book: Dust jacket shows light wear with some age toning and discoloration. Leaves clean and tight, minor age toning. View more info
By: GIBBS, George
Seller ID: gibbsposter
GIBBS, GEORGE. Advertising poster for his novel In Search of Mademoiselle, 1901. Measuring about 13.5x21.5 inches or 34x55cm, with linen back adding about 2 inches to all sides. Gibbs' novel is a romantic period piece, which he also illustrated, so it was only appropriate for him to illustrate the advertising. He was a real workhorse, doing covers for the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines while cranking out a novel a year, some of which got turned into movies. This poster is a great example of the Art Nouveau style that dominated the era. Condition of this print Tear, chips and ... View more info
By: KING, Charles.
Seller ID: 51902
KING, GEN. CHARLES. A Daughter of the Sioux, New York: Hobart, 1903. 12mo, first edition, pp. 306, red cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, full-length color image of a Native American on upper panel, top edge gilt, 8 illustrated plates by Frederic Remington and Edwin Willard Deming (4 each artist, all black and white). King, a noted writer on the U.S. Army's campaign against the Sioux, here turns to a fictional account of the times. Condition of this book: Bright and clean with a touch of sunning at spine, faint rubbing at spine ends and corners of boards.... View more info
Seller ID: 52386
Le SAGE, ALAIN RENE. Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, Paris: J.J. Dubochet, 1838. Quarto, later edition, pp. 829. marbled paper-covered boards half-bound in morocco, about 600 illustrations by Jean Gigoux including frontispiece and two title pages. All text in French. "This later edition of Gil Blas, one of several, testifies to the vast popularity of Gigoux's illustrations," says Gordon Ray in The Art of the French Illustration Book, 215. Gigoux reportedly had a low opinion of the engravers used here, "Yet ... his designs were sometimes realized with verve and precision," Ray writes. "C... View more info
Seller ID: 52185
LONGFELLOW, HENRY W. Nuremberg, Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co., 1888. Tall quarto, first edition, simultaneous with a London edition, unpaginated, red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and upper panel, black and gilt decoration with a floral motif surrounding a gilded heraldic seal on upper panel, all edges gilt. With illumination by Mary E. and Amy Comegys, 28 photogravures (uncredited) protected under tissue guards, all text and images on heavy stock printed on only one side. BAL 12693. Condition of this book: Boards loosely attached, delicate, cloth chipped at spine ends. Leaves... View more info
Seller ID: 50465
MILLER, KEN, and VOLLMAN, WILLIAM T. Open All Night, Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 1995. Quarto, first edition, pp. 96, black cloth boards, duotone photos accompanied by quotes from Vollman novels and a two-page introduction by Vollman. Photos of skinheads, addicts, prostitutes and various other members of the demimonde, with commentary like this: "Almost all the skinheads are already dead," sighed Marisa, "all the good ones." Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. View more info
By: MORTON, Max.
Seller ID: treymesposter
MORTON, MAX. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton, advertising poster for Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Measuring about 15x20 inches or 38x51cm with a linen back adding about 2 inches or 5cm to all margins. This illustrator is a mystery to me; obviously he is not the same Max Morton who creates modern music posters. The present poster advertises Scribner's release of the 1907 Edith Wharton novel "Madame de Treymes." Condition of this print: Chips and tears at edges neatly and professionally repaired. View more info
Seller ID: 50305
OXRIDGE, PANAMA. Justin Thyme, The Tartan of Thyme Part One, Great Britain: Interrobang, 2006. Octavo first edition, pp. 5, 344, 16 (appendices and glossary), maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, signed and inscribed by the author (see below. It says: "Justin Thyme chose not to celebrate his birthday." And upside down: "1st September 2006 With Best Wishes from the paradoxical Panama Oxridge"). First in a planned four-part series. There is also a puzzle to solve: Who is Panama Oxridge? The clues are in the text. And what about the text? Justin Thyme was supposed to be the next H... View more info
By: PEREC, Georges,
Seller ID: 50603
PEREC, GEORGES. Life, A User's Manual, Boston: David R. Godine, 1987. Octavo, first English language edition, first American edition, pp. (xvii), 581, quarter-bound in black cloth over gray paper-covered boards, fine copy in near-fine dust jacket. Translated from French by David Bellos. Condition of this book: Near fine dust jacket shows light wear, no tears. All else fine. View more info
Seller ID: 53070
QUILLER-COUCH, ARTHUR. The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales, New York: Hodder and Stoughton, undated (circa 1912). Quarto, early edition, pp. [xii], 129, brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front, inside an elaborate stamped gilt frame, 12 color illustrations by Edmund Dulac tipped in. With a gift inscription on the free front endpaper dated Christmas 1912. Condition of this book: Dust jacket worn, chipped and missing chunks at spine ends, boards bright and clean but edge-worn, some of the plates have minor creases at corners, images fine. View more info
By: SACHAROV, Al.
Seller ID: 52652
SACHAROV, AL. The Redhead Book, A Book for and About Redheads, Yonkers: Word of Mouth Press, 1985. Octavo, 'revised and even redder' edition, pp. iii, 151, wraps, drawn illustrations, inscribed by the author on a preliminary page. Historic redheads considered with a view to explaining how their redness mattered. Condition of this book: Covers and edges soiled, internally very good. View more info
By: SCHAAF, Larry J.
Seller ID: 50542
SCHAAF, LARRY J. Julia Margaret Cameron, Sun Pictures Catalogue Twenty, New York: Hans P. Kraus Jr., 2011. Quarto, pp. 61, wraps, 25 plates of Cameron photos that were in a collection owned by Cameron's niece and recently shown at the Kraus Gallery in New York. With a facsimile of Cameron's signature and text by Larry J. Schaaf. A good reference for the Cameron collector, dealer, or scholar, this book is already scarce. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. View more info
By: STARK, Frances,
Seller ID: 50730
STARK, FRANCES. Secession, A Torment of Follies, Koln: Walther Konig, 2008. Quarto, pp. 96, wraps, artwork from an exhibit at Secession museum in Vienna, text in English and German. This show was a visualization of the 1930s novel "Ferdydurke" by Witold Gombrowicz. Condition of this book: Covers lightly worn, no tears. Leaves clean and tight. View more info
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