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The Paper Snake

by JOHNSON, Ray

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The Paper Snake by JOHNSON, Ray - 1964

The Paper Snake

by JOHNSON, Ray

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New York: Something Else Press, 1964. Oblong 4to (22 x 27 cm). Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket. Jacket tanned with a small chip to the top of the front panel. Boards a bit bowed. Else near fine. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED by Johnson to friend and art critic Suzi Gablik with a small drawing of an arrow piercing a heart that has the word "Love" written inside.

AN EXCEPTIONAL BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ASSOCIATION: friends since their time together at the school, Gablik was largely responsible for first exposing Johnson's work to a wider audience. In the autumn of 1955, she brought Elisabeth Novick to photograph the installation of dozens of Johnson's moticos, photographs that appeared in the inaugural issue of THE VILLAGE VOICE that October. In Gablik's seminal book POP ART REDEFINED (1969), she recalled that event: "The random arrangement [...] on a dilapidated cellar door in Lower Manhattan may even have been the first informal Happening." Gablik continued to champion Johnson's work throughout her career and they remained close until the artist's untimely death in 1995. We have located no other inscribed copies of this book, especially to an important association.
  • Bookseller Riverrun Books & Manuscripts US (US)
  • Book condition Used
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  • Publisher Something Else Press
  • Place of Publication New York
  • Date Published 1964

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The Paper Snake.

by JOHNSON, Ray

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  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First printing of this edition.
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Berkeley, California, United States
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Los Angeles: Siglio, (2014).. First printing of this edition.. Oblong 8vo. [50 pp]. Fine in fine dust jacket. A facsimile of the 1965 first edition from Something Else Press.
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The paper snake,

by Ray Johnson

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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Snohomish, Washington, United States
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Something Else Press, January 1965. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. DJ in Poor Condition with large tear on the top of DJ front.
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The Paper Snake
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The Paper Snake

by Ray Johnson

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
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Enfield, New Hampshire, United States
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Oblong cloth edition in dust jacket with a few minor tears. According to the Frank Bibliography of the Press this is one of 197 copies with Johnson's cutups enclosed in an envelope glued to the inside of the front cover. The glue has dried and the envelope is laid in. A scarce work by this experimental artist known for his "mail" art.
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THE PAPER SNAKE

THE PAPER SNAKE

by Ray Johnson

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Pomona, New York, United States
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New York: Something Else Press. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Good+ clipped dust jacket. All 4 flap corners clipped, price remains. Open tearing along panel edges. .
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The Paper Snake

by JOHNSON, Ray

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  • first
Condition
Used - Dust jacket chipped, otherwise a very good copy, uncommon signed
Edition
First edition, first printing, hardback issue. One of 1840 copie
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Deep River, Connecticut, United States
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(N. Y.: Something Else Press, 1965). First edition, first printing, hardback issue. One of 1840 copies printed. A compendium of Johnson's mail art as sent to Dick Higgins. Inscribed by Johnson on the title-page: "With best wishes, Ray Johnson", underscored with a drawing of a snake. Dust jacket chipped, otherwise a very good copy, uncommon signed. Oblong 4to, original pictorial cloth, dust jacket. Dust jacket chipped, otherwise a very good copy, uncommon signed.
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The Paper Snake (The Limited Edition--With Artwork and Additional Ephemera)
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The Paper Snake (The Limited Edition--With Artwork and Additional Ephemera)

by Ray Johnson

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
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Very Good +
Binding
Hardcover
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Waccabuc, New York, United States
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New York: The Something Else Press, 1965. Boards. Near Fine/Very Good +. Ray Johnson. The February 1965 limited edition, purportedly of 197 copies. In its rich-blue, patterned boards, this is a distinctly different binding from the pictorial cloth of the trade edition. Furthermore, this copy includes an original piece of Ray Johnson art, a 7" strip of collage (with thin striped paper running vertically against a deep blue), contained within an envelope fastened to the front pastedown. The book itself is clean and very presentable as well. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light chipping --and just a touch of very lght creasing-- along the panel edges. Oblong quarto, also includes 3 laid-in 8 1/2"x11" "Sample Pages" of "The Paper Snake", all distinct from each other and each a reproduction of a page from the book.
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A History of American Art
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A History of American Art

by Daniel M. Mendelowitz

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  • good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
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None
Edition
Second
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780030894756
ISBN 10
0030894751
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, edges and corner of the cover. There is some dog-earring on the right corner pages of the book. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "This is a history of the visual arts produced in the geographical area that now constitutes the United States. Such a book is difficult to title. A History of United States Art sounds awkward and logically might even be construed to exclude the arts of the colonial period. Thus, with apologies to our northern and southern neighbors, I use the title A History of American Art, knowing full well that the terms America and the United States are not synonymous...." - Preface from A History of American Art
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Art Collecting and Investing:  The Inner Workings and the Underbelly of the Art World
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Art Collecting and Investing: The Inner Workings and the Underbelly of the Art World

by Pierce, Patricia Job & Marco Apollo

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  • very good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780972984409
ISBN 10
0972984402
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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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Hingham, MA: Pierce Galleries, Inc., 2003. 204 heavyweight, glossy pages with color illustrations. From back: "An informative guide through the secretive art world; How to build a great art collection and investment portfolio; How to successfully gift, donate, loan and estate plan; Learning how to identify, examine and judge quality; Art world intrigue and scandal - the inside scoop; Cyberspace hazards and e-scams - buyer beware; Candid facts about forgers, fakes and fraud; Stolen art - thieves trafficking and recovery; Dealers, agents, appraisers, authenticators and experts; Greed, glamor (sic) and the art of the deal; Misrepresentations, recasts & reproductions; Auction contracts, fees and shady dealings; Warranties and verbal promises - who to trust; Security systems, fire alarms and self-defense; American painters' auction world records; The top 10 American paintings sold at auction." Light edgewear and slight curl to corners. We noted pink highlighting on at least three… Read More
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Facial Justice

Facial Justice: Illustrated by Vera Bock

by Hartley, L.P

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good-
Edition
Book Club Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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Facial Justice (1960, Doubleday Science Fiction W/ Vera Bock DJ) Please seestock photo. L.P. Hartley, 1960, Doubleday BCE. illustrated by well-known artist Vera Bock. Used. vg/g-. A nice copy. ABOUT THE ARTIST: "Vera Bock (4 April 1905 – 1973) was a Russian-born artist who spent most of her career in the United States. She is known for her book illustrations and for the posters she made for the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression." Summary: Is your face making you unhappy or socially unacceptable, get a new one from the government."
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Estampes-Dessins / Livres Illustres / Sculptures-Catalogue No. 13 (1962)

Estampes-Dessins / Livres Illustres / Sculptures-Catalogue No. 13 (1962)

by Cramer, Gerald

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Used - 4
Jacket condition
7
Binding
Paperback
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Garrison, New York, United States
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Geneva, Switzerland: Galerie Gerald Cramer, 1962 Book. 4. Wraps. Very good. Rubbing to front and back cover. Pages clean. Plastic separating from spine. 55 p. Includes illustrations. With cover illustration by Henry Moore and listings for 270 pieces of illustration and sculpture. Approx. 6.5 by 8.5 inches null.
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The Art of Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica: An Annotated Bibliography

The Art of Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica: An Annotated Bibliography

by Berlo, Janet Catherine

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Dust Jacket
Edition
Apparent First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780816185627
ISBN 10
081618562X
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Oak Point, Texas, United States
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G K Hall, Boston, 1985. Apparent First Edition. Cloth. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 272pp; More than 1500 annotated entries on the art made by native inhabitants of Mesoamerica in the 3000 years before the Spanish conquest in 1521; Embossed owners stamp on half-title page; I found a handful of checkmarks in the book; Otherwise pages are tight and clean; Cover is as new; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 - 2 pounds. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 081618562X. ISBN/EAN: 9780816185627. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 104211. . 9780816185627
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Oiseaux De Cage

Oiseaux De Cage

by Viladas, Angel Bofarull

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
New
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9788493464028
ISBN 10
8493464023
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1
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Kings Lynn, Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Fernando Villaverde Ediciones, 2006. 1st Edition . Hardcover. New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by and presented to me in village of Riba-roja d'Ebre where the author resides. Many colour illustrations. No pagination. Some slight shelf wear. Raffles Bookstore Norfolk All orders normally dispatched within one working day. We will gladly supply further images or more information if required. Discounts available for multiple orders
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Beau James The Life and Times of Jimmy Walker
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Beau James The Life and Times of Jimmy Walker

by FOWLER, Gene

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good +
Edition
Second Printing Before Publication
Binding
Hardcover
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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New York: The Viking Press, 1949. Second Printing Before Publication. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good +. 8vo. Pp. 390. Illustrated with b&w photo reproductions. Index. Bound in scarlet cloth with cover design (top hat, walking stick), gilt lettering stamped on spine. A Fine copy in price-clipped dust jacket. A very well preserved copy, with only slight chipping to fresh, bright dust jacket. Bookseller inventory E06191X2F.
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ELVGREN: HIS LIFE & ART

ELVGREN: HIS LIFE & ART

by Collins, Max Allan & Elvgren, Drake

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
2nd Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Buffalo, Wyoming, United States
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Portland, OR: Collector's Press, Inc., 1998. 2nd Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book is in FINE condition - bright boards & sound binding. Dust jacket is in FINE condition - bright, intact & whole. FOLCAS 12/21
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The Beauties Of Washington Irving
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The Beauties Of Washington Irving

by Irving, Washington

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  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
None as issued
Edition
Pocket Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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THE BEAUTIES OF WASHINGTON IRVING. ILLUSTRATED BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK. PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM TEGG, LONDON, 1866. Reprint . Pocket Edition 4 X 5/58. 373 5/8. pages, plus adverts. USED. Good condition. All gilting still visible on titling on spine. Foxed on a a few pages. Front board needs reglued at spine.
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The Elephant's Child
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The Elephant's Child

by Kipling, Rudyard

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
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No DJ Included
Edition
First Edition Thus
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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Kipling, Rudyard: The Elephant's Child, Just So Stories Series. 1942 First Edition Thus, Garden City Publishing. Beautifully illustrated by R.F. Rojankovsky. CHILDREN'S BOOK. Story Summary: "Because of his 'satiable curiosity' about what the crocodile has for dinner, the elephant's child and all elephants thereafter have long trunks." Used. VG condition/ No DJ included. Unpaged. 7 X 9 1/2
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