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Marino Marini Etchings 1914-1970

By Guastalla, Guido and Luigi Toninelli (compilers)

Livorno/milan: Graphis Arte/Toninelli Arte. Near Fine in a Good Dust Jacket. 1974. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Folio. xiv, 133 pages. One of 500 copies in English. Translation by Dermot T. Cooke. Introduction by Enzo Carli. Primarily a catalogue of Marini's work, with notes and captions. Red textured paper over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board lettering. Minor bump to lower fore corner of lower board. Jacket has overall yellowing, a .5" x .125" hole near top edge of front panel, a 1" closed tear at lower edge of front panel near joint fold, rubs and wrinkles at extremities, and some surface abrasions. Still a presentable jacket, and one which has preserved the book itself in very nice condition. Contains an index to the etchings.. Jacket in Mylar protector .

$75.00

Life and Hard Times, or Sherwood Grover's Twenty-five Years With The Grabhorn Press

By Grover, Sherwood

[Bethesda]: Gallimaufry Press; 1970, Limited edition. Near Fine. Quarto, Wrappers; »»» Interesting anecdotes of the famed San Francisco fine printers, Ed and Bob Grabhorn. One of 200 copies handset and printed by Ken Hammel. Slight ripple to top fore corner of front cover, shallow bump at heel of spine.

$33.00

The Amateur's Guide to Architecture

By Beale, S. Sophia

Edinburgh: John Grant; 1910, Near Fine; No dust jacket. Duodecimo, Full cloth; Illustration: b&w drawings, engravings. »»» A nice guide to architectural styles and points, illustrated with numerous in-text examples. Green cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine lettering, black stamped lettering and scene on upper board. Some slight browning to endpapers, small bookseller label at lower inner margin of rear pastedown. No cracked hinges, no prior ownership marks.

$12.00

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute: Exhibit Nineteen, Daumier, June, 1962

By (Daumier)

Williamstown: ; 1962, Good. Octavo, Wrappers; Illustration: b&w plates. »»» An exhibition catalog from this institution. Contains 22 plates of the paintings of Honore Daumier, 1808-1879. Light soil and a diagonal crease to front cover, light soil to rear cover. An brown stain, 1" x .5", to fore edge of front cover. Stapled binding.

$7.00

Momoyama: Japanese Art in the Age of Grandeur (Exhibition catalogue)

By [Momoyama] Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art; (1975), Very good. Quarto, Wrappers; Illustration: Color and b&w illus., maps. »»» A comprehensive exhibition of arts in Japan from the Momoyama period (1568-1615). Includes paintings, calligraphy, textiles, ceramics, lacquer, arms and armor, and masks. Selected bibliography. Printed covers, orange endpapers. Some minor edge rubs.

$10.00

The Coffee Houses and Palaces of Vienna

By Lesberg, Sandy

London/New York: Peebles Press; 1976, First printing. Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Folio, Hardcover; Illustration: color and b&w photographs. »»» A sparkling photo essay of Vienna's mutual accomodation of Hapsburg grandeur alongside her charming, informal coffee houses. Black paper over boards with gilt stamped spine lettering. Small bump at heel of spine and lower fore corner of upper board. Jacket has some mild surface abrasions to the laminate coat, a few minor edge wrinkles, and a .5" closed edge tear at top of rear panel.

$17.00

Trades and Crafts of Old Japan: Leaves from a Contemporary Album

By Kaemmerer, Eric A

Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Company; (1961), First printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket, slipcased; Jacket in Mylar protector. Square 12mo, Full cloth; Illustration: Color and b&w illustrations. »»» A valuable chronicle of everyday activity in Tokugawa Japan over 300 years ago, painted by an unknown artist of the time. The pictures show great detail, and depict a wide range of craftsmen including swordsmith, fanmaker, carpenter, bookbinder, armorer, needlemaker, and more. Bound in gray cloth over boards with gilt stamped lettering to spine, gilt and black title label onlaid on upper board, gilt decorated endpapers. In publisher's original slipcase.

$42.00

Marino Marini: Etchings 1914-1970

By Guastalla, Guido and Luigi Toninelli (compilers)

Livorno/Milan: Graphis Arte/Toninelli Arte; 1974, Ltd. edition. Near Fine in a Good Dust Jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Folio, Hardcover; Illustration: b&w and color plates. »»» One of 500 copies in English. Translation by Dermot T. Cooke. Introduction by Enzo Carli. Primarily a catalogue of Marini's work, with notes and captions. Red textured paper over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board lettering. Minor bump to lower fore corner of lower board. Jacket has overall yellowing, a .5" x .125" hole near top edge of front panel, a 1" closed tear at lower edge of front panel near joint fold, rubs and wrinkles at extremities, and some surface abrasions. Still a presentable jacket, and one which has preserved the book itself in very nice condition.Contains an index to the etchings.

$83.00

Vatican Museums, Rome (Great Museums of the World, vol. 3)

By Gegoli, Gigetta, Decio Gioseffi, Gian Lorenzo Mellini, and Roberto Salvini (Translated by the Editors of ARTnews)

New York: Newsweek; 1968, Near fine in a near fine dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Quarto, Full cloth; Illustration: Color photographs. »»» The fabulous Papal treasures, including sculptures, frescoes, paintings, and more. Olive-green cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board lettering. Light foxing to top edge of text block, prior owner inscription on front paste down under jacket flap. Jacket has a few minor edge wrinkles.

$21.00

The British Journal of Photography Annual, 1967

By Dalladay, Arthur J. (editor)

London: Henry Greenwood & Co., Ltd.; 1967, U.S. edition. Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Quarto, Hardcover; Illustration: b&w photographs. »»» Contributions by many of the world's greatest photographers, with an emphasis on scenes and personalities in the U.S.A. White textured paper over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board lettering. Tiny bits of wrinkling at head and heel of spine. Free endpapers have a faint browning offset from jacket flaps. Jacket has a few minor edge wrinkles and rubs, with a mild browning to white areas and flaps. Clean and sound. There is an extensive section at the rear dealing with film processing, developer formulas, printing and enlarging, etc.

$21.00

Stephan Balkenhol: Sculptures and Drawings

By Benezra, Neal

Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute Press; 1995, First printing. Near fine. Quarto, Wrappers; Illustration: Color and b&w photographs. »»» Catalog of an exhibition held at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Oct. 19, 1995 to Jan. 15, 1996. Numerous color plates, chronology, exhibition history, bibliography, and more. A couple of tiny bumps at corners of covers. Clean and solid copy.

$13.00