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HISTORIC MISSION INN

By Barbara Moore ((Editor)

Riverside, CA: Friends of the Mission Inn, 2000. BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. Gilt embossed maroon linen boars/Fine. DJ/Fine. Illustrated endpapers. A historic look at a National Landmark hotel., Mission Inn of Riverside, California. Story of growth, from humble beginnings as a 12-room adobe boarding house, to one of the finest hotels in America offering some 238 rooms and suites. Its rise began in the late 1800’s as the wealthy sought winter warmth in warmer climates and lure of investments in the area’s profitable citrus industry. By the 1890’s, Riverside was the richest city per capita in the United States. This inspired Frank Augustus Miller (1858 - 1935), the Master of the Inn, in 1903 to transform a town he described as a "desiloate plain" into a luxuriant landscape in the Mission-Revival style., incorporating structural elements of the 21 traditional Missions. Later major additions include the Cloister, the Spanish and the Rotunda wings. 136 superbly illustrated pages.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/New. First Edition, First Printing.

$64.50

BALTHUS

By Sabine Rewald; John P. O'Neil (Editor in Chief)

New York, NY: Harry N Abrams/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1984. BRAND NEW COPY. Beige linen boards/Fine. DJ/Fine; under mylar. COVER ART:FRONT: Details from The Mountain; BACK: Balthus self portrait. Exhibition catalogue of Polish-French modern artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908 - 2001), known as Balthus, and for erotic rendering of young girls. Guide to exhibis held at the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris (Nov, 1983 - Jan, 1984), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Feb, 1984 - May, 1984). 176 pgs, w/commentaries accompanying color plates. . First Edition. Hard Cover. NEW/New. Illus. by The Metropolitan Museum of Art Photograph Studio.

$54.50

A FLIGHT OF BUTTERFLIES

By Kanzaka Sekka (Woodblock Illustrations); George Laws (Modern Calligraphy)

New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Thames & Hudson, 1979. BRAND NEW Copy. Purple-blue silk boards. DJ/None as Issue. White slipcase w/light surface wea & discoloration, worn upper & lower corners, and price sticker to upper front corner. First published April 4, 1904 as, "One Thousand Kinds of Butterflies," in Kyoto Japan by the publishg house Yamada Unsodo. This is the 1979 copy of the book held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; printed &nd bound in Japan. Illustrate by/Thames & Hudson, New York, 1979. Accordian fold (printed on one side). Inspired by a group of gaily costumed young women dancing in the countryside, poet Yoshi Zo's friend, woodblock artist Kanzaka Sekka (1866-1942), chose butterflies to depict the scene. The unnumbered pgs unfolds to a 31-foot-long tapestry. Color plates of 216 d as symbols for the brightly clad dancing girls. Exquisite full-color plates feature 216 winged beauties in flight. . First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover/Slipcase. NEAR FINE - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Illus. by Kanzaka Sekka (Woodblocks). Hardcover in Slipcase.

$38.50

THE NEW PAINTING : Impressionism 1874-1886
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THE NEW PAINTING : Impressionism 1874-1886

By Charles S.Moffett; Ruth Berson; Barbara Lee William; Frpmoa E. Wissman

San Francisco, CA: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,, 1986. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. First Edition, First Thus. Softcover/NF w/light edge rubs, humidity stain to lower edges of the first 10 pgs, and the last 4.. COVER ART: Edgar Degas, "Portraits sans un bureau", 1873. Musuem catalogue exhibitions. Produced for exhibits held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (Jan 17-April 6, 1986); and, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (April 19-July 6, 1986). 507 pgs, contents in 8 parts, including preceeding 7 Impressionist Exhibitions that have been held. Text augmented by some 200 illustrations. Fine copy despite flaws. . First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. First Edition, First Thus.

$38.50

THE SURFBOARD : Art, Style, Stoke
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THE SURFBOARD : Art, Style, Stoke

By Ben Marcus; Gary Linden (Foreword)

Minneapolis, MN: MVP Books, 2010. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Softcover/Fine. Gift inscription to front cover verso dated June, 2010. The history and the art forms of surfboards. Ancient Hawaiians rode huge koa boards in homage to gods of the seas. Today a sport, but still remains, in good part, a philosophy. Superb color photos of surfboards from the Fernando Aguerre Collection, and sportsmen in action. 256 pgs in 8 chapters: 1, Icons (1600 BC to 1920 AD); 2, The Thoroughly Modern Olo (1920s & 1930s); 3, Sliding Ass (1934 thru' World War II); 4, Plastic Fantastic (Post-World War II Experiments); 5, Foam; 6, Toes on the Nose, Feet on the Tail (1906-1967); 7, You Say You Want a Revolution (1966-1981); and 8, Brave New World (1981 and still Going Strong).. First Soft Cover Printing. Soft Cover. NEW/None as Issued. Illus. by Jeff Devine; Juliana Morais (Photographers). First Soft Cover Printing.

$38.50

PIERRE-JOSEPH REDOUTE'S LILIACEES : The Empress Josephine's Copy with the Original Drawing & Textt on Vellum

By Sotheby, Parke-Bernet New York

New York, NY: Sotheby's, 1985. BRAND NEW & Collectible Copy. Gilt embossed green linen boards w/paste-down/Fine. Gold ribbon bookmark. Sotheby's Auction Catalogue for Wednesday, Nov 20, 1985. New York City. Superb reproductions of Belgium botanist and artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759 - 1840) watercolor renditions of the showy iris, originally painted on vellum. 8 volumes in 16, folio w/a double-page painting of the "Amaryllis Josephine" to pgs 370-371. Known as "the Raphael of flowers", Redoute served as Court artist of Queen Marie Antoinette, and illustraed flora of Japan, America, South Africa, and Australia. . First Edition. First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW/None as Issued. Illus. by Pierre-Joseph Redoute (Artist). First Edition, First Thus.

$64.50

SIDNEY NOLAN : The Ned Kelly Story

By Andrew Sayers; William S. Lieberman (Forword)

New York NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated softcover/NF w/trace edge rubs. Museum catalogue accompaning exhibtion held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 19 - Sept 4. 1994. Famous Australian artist Sir Sidney Robert Nolan (1917 - 1972) painted The Ned Kelly story in 1946-47. Comprised of 27 paintings, the series depicts the exploits of Australias legendary Victorian outlaw. 64 pgs, 45 illustrations, w/35 reproduced in color.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Museum Catalogue.

$36.50

THE SHOGUN AGE EXHIBITION from the Tokugawa Museum of Japan

By Shogun Age Exhibition Executive Committee

Tokyo, Japan: The Shogun Age Exhibition Executive Committee, 1983. BRAND NEW COPY & Collectible. Laminated softcover/NF w/trace surface soilin to back. Initial edition, published in Tokyo, Japan. Exhibition catalogue to travelling exhibition held first at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (1983), and then Dallas Museum of Art (1984), Haus der Kunst, Munich (1984), and finally at Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris (1985). 198 pgs in 5 parts: I, Valor; II, Flamboyannce; III, Taste; IV, The Quest for Beauty; and V, Splendor & Refinement.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Illus. by Ryoichi Takaku (Exhibit Photographs); Sesshun Miyamoto (Calligraphy Titles). Japanese Shogun Art.

$64.50

THE REGALIA OF RUSSIAN SOVEREIGNS :

By I. A. Bobrovnitskaya; (Cynthia Carlile, English Translation

Moscow, Russia: The Moscow Kremlin, 1997. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Softcover (photo of Cap of Monomakh, the Orient)/VG;w/rubs to leading edges & surface, and faint corner tip creasings. Exhibition catalogue marking the 500th anniversary of the Russian State Emblem, and the 450th anniversary of the coronation of the first Russian tsar, Ivan the Terrible (1530 - 1584). 43 pgs. History of regalia, symbols of monarchial power, housed at the Moscow Kremlin State Historical & Cultural Museum-Monument. Fine copy w/shelfworn soft cover.. First Edition. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Illus. by V.N. Seregin; N.N. Alexeyev; L.N. Burmistrov (Photographers). Museum Catalogue.

$18.50

IN THE HOUSE OF STONE AND LIGHT : A Human History of the Grand Canyon

By J. Donald Hughes

Arizona: Grand Canyon Natural History Assoc, 1978. Text/NEW & Bright. Illustrated softcover/Good; strong & sound w/nips, chips & rubs to edges, and light surface wear. PO label to rear cover verso. Human history of the Grand Canyon region. First published 1967 under the title "The Story of Man at Grand Canyon; this is the re-titled, revised, and updated edition. Volume begins with the early Native Americans and continues through the mid-1970s. 137 pgs w/historic photos in 8 chapters:1, Hunan History in the Natural Scene; 2, American Indians; 3, Spanish Explorations; 4, American Explorations; 5, The American Frontier Reaches the Grand Canyon; 6, Forest Reserve & National Monument; 7, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park: Period of Establishment; and 8, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park: Period of Expansion. Strong copy despite flaws to front cover.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. First Edition.

$16.50

WINSLOW HOMER WATERCOLORS

By Helen A. Cooper

New Haven, CT: Yale Univ Press, 1986. BRAND NEW & Collectible. Black linen boards w/silver embossed spine/Fine. DJ/New; COVER ART: "Key West, Hauling Anchor" of 1903. Nat'l Gallery of Art exhibition catalog in memory of the 150th anniversary of thes birth of foremost painter & printmaker Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910). Largely self-taught, Winslow was first known for oil painting. 259 pgs. Volume presents 99 watercolor works, beautifully reproduced, assembled by Helen A. Cooper, Curator of American paintings & sculptures at Yale Univ. Homer used watercolors primarily to chronicle working vacations. He once said that should he win a place in the pantheon of American artists, it would be for his watercolors. ''You will see,'' he told a collector, ''in the future I will live by my watercolors.'' And, so it was as he foresaw.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW/New. First Edition, First Thus.

$54.50

A GUIDE BOOK TO THE PRADO MUSEUM : Including a Commentary and General Historical Information (3rd Edition)

By De Pantoroba, Bernardino; (Cedric Salter, English Translation)

Madrid, Spain: Campania Bbibliografica Espanola, 1962. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright; English language text. Soft cover/NF; strong w/edge wear. Guide to Spain's national art gallery. Established in 1818, a neo-classic building designed by Juan de Villanueva in rose-colored Madrid brick and grey-white Colmenar. Orignally intended for a natural science museum, it now houses the greatest collection of Spanish masters --- Velazquez, El Greco, Zurbaran, Ribera, Murillo, and Goya --- as well as outstanding examples of Flemish and Venetian art. 292 pgs w/photo illustrations. . 7th Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. 7th Edition, English Text.

$34.50

THE FAMILY OF MAN : The Greatest Photographic Exhibition of All Time - 503 Pictures from 68 Countries

By Steichen, Edward (Editor; for the Musuem of Modern Art); Sandburg, Carl (Prologue)

New York, NY: Museum of Moder Art, 1955. Text/Near New w/faint discoloration to text edges. Illustrated (Theme photography of Piper by Eugene Harris) soft cover/VG; strong & sound with light edge& surface wear, and clipped upper front corner. Catalogue of the outstanding photographic exhibition hosted by the Museum of Modern Art, thematically bound by concern with " ... man in his relationship to his environment, to the beauty and richness of the earth he has inherited and to what he has done with this inheritance, the good and the great things, the stupid and destructive things." The some 500 photographs, representing 68 countries, were assembled over three years, and culled from some 10,000 entries. Carl Sandburg sums up the exhibition with these words: "A camera testament, a drama of the grand canyon of humanity, as epic woven of fun, mystery, and holiness --- here is the Family of Fun!" The catalogue has been justifiably re-issued. Fine vintage copy. . Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. Vintage/Museum Exhibition.

$18.50

HAWAIIAN QUILTING ON KAUAI
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HAWAIIAN QUILTING ON KAUAI

By Edith Rice Plews; Kauai Museum

Kauai, HI: Kauai Museum Publication, 1973. Text/Near New with faint moisture staining to upper leading edges. Stapled softcover/VG; strong & sound w/light surface wear & moisture (water splash?) to upper back cover. Musuem reprint of a 1933 oral delivery of 1933. Vintage, local history of the origins and developement of of quilting in Hawaii and in Kauai in particular with b/w photos. 31 pgs. An imported craft by missionaries which by the 1930's, in Haiwaii, it was already customary to give each child, on going to school or entering marriage, a quilt --- a warm rite of passage so to speak. At that period though, animal motifs were virtually absent (excepting the American eagle and buffalo) as they were considered unlucky. A record of art skills & motifs, and hence a history of social values as expressed in arts & crafts as well. Strong copy despite flaws.. Reprint of 1976. Softcover/Stapled. Very Good/None as Issued. Vintage/Arts & Crafts.

$14.50

MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS : The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
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MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS : The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

By Viola, Herman J.; & Margolis, Carolyn (Editors)

Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian I, 1985. BRAND NEW Copy w/trace edge wear.rubs. Smithsonian's exhibition catalog commemorating the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, led by Lt. Charles Wilkes. The voyage established Antarctica as a continent, produced maps of Pacific islands, and returned with the nucleus of the Smithsonian's natural history collections --- specimens include 2000 birds; 150 mammals, 1000 corals, crustacean & mollusks; 50,000 plants; plus fossils, minerals, rocks and some 5,000 human artifacts! Collection of 12 essays evaluating the expedition's scientific contributions followed by appendices on the vessels. A milestone in science history.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued.

$22.50

AN INVITATION TO SEE :  125 Paintings from the Museum of Modern Art
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AN INVITATION TO SEE : 125 Paintings from the Museum of Modern Art

By Helen M. Franc (Introduction & Comments); The Museum of Modern Art

New York, NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1973. BRAND NEW COPY w/trace wear to softcover surface. Superlative MoMA museum catalogue. 160 pgs. Selection of 125 paintings, reproduced in color, from the more than 2,000 in the Museum's collection in the mid-1970s. Not meant as s historical survey. Guiding criterion of inclusion based on "quality or significance, and that collectively demonstrate ... diversity of styles and approaches". Works from Degas, Cezanne and Roussueu through Pollock and Lichtenstein. As poetry, the collection speaks in metaphors --- a language of its own.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Vintage/Museum Catalog.

$32.50

THE COPTIC MUSEUM : A General Guide

By Habib, Raouf (Director of the Coptic Museum)

Cairo, Egypt: General Organization for Gov't Printing Offices, 1967. Text/Discoloration to pg 132, else bright As New. Softcover/VG; strong & sound w/edge & surface wear, and small losses to upper/lower spine edges. Guide to the Coptic Museum, Cairo, Egypt. 231 pgs with 83 b/w plates. The term "Copts" (Arabic, "gibt") refer to Christian of the Nile Valley who consider St. Mark the Evangelist to be their first Patriarch (AD 61 - 68); their language is Ancient Egyptian written in Greek characters; their outstanding art, an essential link between the Graeco-Roman and the Islamic. . First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. Vintage Musuem Guide.

$64.50

THE CHINESE EXHIBITION : THE EXHIBIYION OF ARCHAELOGICAL FINDS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
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THE CHINESE EXHIBITION : THE EXHIBIYION OF ARCHAELOGICAL FINDS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

By National Gallery of Art

Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1975. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Softcover/NF w/light edge rubs. Museum catalog to travelling exhibition of Chinese archaeological finds. Chinese title: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo Chu-tu Wen-wu Zhan-lan (calligraphy, Kuo Mo-jo). COVER ART: Bronze galloping horse, 2nd century Easter Han tomb excavation. Rich repository of historical recors. 1975 exhibitions shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO, and San Francisco's Asian Art Museum. Ca. 250 pages with photos (some color) to some 385 display items. Besides pre-history artifacts, there is a 7th century loan contract (or i.o.u.) we can relate to. . First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Vintage/Museum Catalog.

$28.50

ANTIQUE GUNS FROM THE STAGECOACH COLLECTION
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ANTIQUE GUNS FROM THE STAGECOACH COLLECTION

By Bowman, Hank Wieand; Stage Coach Museum (Shakopee, Minn.)

New York, NY: Arco Publishing, 1964. Text/BRAND NEW w/trace wrinkling to first pages. COLLECTIBLE: Gift inscription to fEP by Osborne (Ozzie) Klavestad , proprietor of the Stagecoach collection and first president of The Minnesota Weapons Collectors Association. Red linen boards/NF w/trace edge rubs. DJ/VG; sound w/rubs, closed tears & faint creasings to edges. This volume is a detailed guide to some 260 hand and shoulder arms housed in Ozzie Klavestad's Stagecoach Museum which stood in Shakopee, Minnesota until 1996. 8 chapters: 1, The Stagecoach Museum; 2, Percussion Colts; 3 Pepperboxes - and Other Early Percussion Multi-shots; 4, Other Colt Percussion Rivals; 5, Early Self-contained Cartridge Firearms; 6, Smith & Wessib Revolver Evasions; 7, Metal Cartridge Single & Multi-shot Pistols; and 8, Six-shooters of the Frontier.. Signed by Osborne Klavestad. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE - COLLECTIBLE/Very Good. Illus. by Hank Wieand Bowman (Author-Photographer).

$48.50

DRAWINGS FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND: A Loan Exhibition: 2nd Revised Edition

By Sutton, Denys (Curator); White, James (Gallery Director & Foreword)

New York, NY: Wildenstein, 1967. Text/BRAND NEW. Green softcover/VG; sound w/edge & surface rubs. COVER ART: Portrait of a Young Man, attributed to Pesellino. Revised 2nd Edition of museum catalogue to travelling exhibition of Drawings from the Nat'l Gallery of Ireland, for a showing of Nov 16th - Dec 30th, 1967. Works selected by British art historian, curator & critic of international acclaim Denys Sutton (1917 - 1991). 44 pgs of explanatory text followed by 108 b/w plates. . 2nd Revised Edition of 1967. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. 2nd Revised Edition, 1967.

$16.50

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