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cover of Permafo

Permafo

by Klub Związków Twórczych, Związek Polsich Artystów Fotografików

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Wrocław: Galeria Permafo, 1976. Octavo (15.5 × 12.5 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; 47, [1] pp. Thirty-two photographic reproductions. In Polish and English. Very good or better. A single volume of the publication of the neo-avant-garde group and the eponymous gallery Permafo, formed by the Polish conceptual artists Natalia LL, Andrej Lachowicz, Zbigniew Dłubak, and the art critic Antoni… Read more
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cover of Energie Niezidentyfikowane [Unidentified energies]. 2 volumes

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Wrocław: Galeria Permafo, 1981. Small octavos (14.5 × 10.5 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers on yellow card stock; 30, [2] and 25, [2] pp., including 15 photo-illustrations, some full page. Very good or better. Two volumes (all published, but numbered 1 and 3) of an art publication of the neo-avant-garde group and the eponymous gallery Permafo, formed by the… Read more
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cover of 6 oktiabria 1929 goda v g. Bielgradie [October 6, 1929 in Belgrade]

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Beograd: Vremia (Izdanie N. P. Rklitskago), 1929. Oblong octavo (14 × 19 cm). Original printed wrappers; [16] leaves of photographs to rectos. Stain to wrappers; trace of spine label; else good. Booklet of sixteen photographs documenting the funerary procession and dignitaries, following the arrival and burial of the remains of General Petr Vrangel' (1878-1928), the former commander of the… Read more
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cover of Gollivud: amerikanskii kino-gorod [Hollywood: the American cinema city]

Gollivud: amerikanskii kino-gorod [Hollywood: the American cinema city]

by Rozenbaum, A[lisa] (e.g. Ayn Rand) and P. Galadzhev, designer (?)

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Moscow-Leningrad: Izd-vo Kinopechat', 1926. Octavo (16.5 × 13.1 cm). Original staple-stitched photo-illustrated wrappers, possibly by Petr Galadzhev; 47, [1] pp. Illustrated with numerous smaller portraits, some using photo-montage, and one full-page composition. Wrappers toned and with a few small stains; light wear to lower right corner; still about very good. First and only edition of this account of the… Read more
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cover of Perswazja wizualna i mentalna [Visual and mental persuasion]

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Wroclaw: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Sztuk Plastycznychwe Wrocławiu, 1972. 8vo. (19.7 x 15.9 cm). Original decorative yellow wrappers with black abstract decoration. Unpaginated (7 pages of text, printed recto only, followed by approximately 75 leaves of primarily reproductions from photographs). Some slight browning and foxing to cover, small tears at top and bottom of spine, overall very good. Included is… Read more
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cover of Karel Miler, Jan Mlčoch, Petr Štembera: Galeria Remont, V. 76

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Warsaw: Remont Gallery, [1976]. 8vo. (20.3 x 14.5 cm). Original side-stapled thick paper wrappers. 8 pp.; some extremely light soiling and browning, very light wear along spine, overall good condition. A slim exhibition catalog from the Remont Gallery, the contemporary art gallery in Warsaw established and run by photographer Henryk Gajewski. The gallery was active from 1972 to 1979,… Read more
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cover of Spetsiialist sotsiialistychnoho S.-H. vyrobnytstva [Specialist in socialist agricultural production. A bi-weekly socio-political and agro-technical magazine], no. 9 (1932)

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Kharkiv: Vydavnytstvo Derzhsil'hospvydav, 1932. Octavo (30 × 21.5 cm). Original pictorial self-wrappers; 26 pp. Unopened and uncut. Light soil to rear wrapper, else very good. A single issue of the bi-weekly journal of agricultural and technical unions with Mayday photomontage wrappers (unattributed). The issue is dedicated to the completion of Dniprobud (Dneprostroi) a Dniepr Hydroelectric Power Station which opened… Read more
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cover of Novyi LEF [New LEF], no. 5 (1928)

Novyi LEF [New LEF], no. 5 (1928)

by Mayakovsky, Vladimir (editor) and Aleksandr Rodchenko (design)

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Moscow: Gosizdat, 1928. Octavo (22.3 × 15.2 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers by Aleksandr Rodchenko; 47, [1] pp. With two leaves of plates, each featuring photographs by Rodchenko to verso and recto, on somewhat thicker paper stock. Additional illustrations throughout. Light overall wear; upper right corner slightly bent; spine extremities rubbed; still about very good. A single issue of this… Read more
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cover of ZEPOP. Světlo - Síla - Teplo - Doprava. Zprávy Elektrických Podniků Obce Pražské [ZEPOP. Light - Power - Heating - Transportation. News of the Electrical Enterprises of the Municipality of Prague]. Vol. VIII, no. 1

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Prague: Správní rada elektr. podniků hl. m. Prahy, 1933. Quarto (29.5 × 21 cm). Original staple-stitched photo-illustrated self-wrappers; 16 pp. Profusely illustrated from photographs (not attributed). About very good; old vertical crease from mailing; protective mylar cover. Single issue of the striking photo-illustrated periodical issued by Prague's electricity works, as a supplement to Věstnik hlavního města Prahy. Most noteworthy… Read more
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cover of The Wall. Die Mauer. Le Mur

The Wall. Die Mauer. Le Mur

by Tajiri, Shinkichi

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Baarlo, Netherlands: X-Press, 1971. Oblong 12mo. (10 x 22.5 cm). Original illustrated cardboard covers; 92 pp. Limited edition of 100 copies, hand-signed and numbered to front cover by Tajiri. Some slight rubbing and soiling, very small tear to binding along spine, overall very good. Shinkichi Tajiri (1923-2009) was a Japanese-American sculptor, painter, photographer, and cinematographer from Los Angeles. In… Read more
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cover of Al'bom kartin v pamiat' 25-letiia Russko-Turetskoi Voiny 1877-1878 [An album of paintings to commemorate twenty five years since the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878]

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[Moscow: Tipo-lit. T-va I. N. Kushnerev i Ko, 1902. Oblong folio ( 35 × 26 cm). Original pebbled brown calf with gilt title to front board; silk moire pastedowns and flaps; single leaf with title to recto and table of contents to verso, text pamphlet of 9, [1] p. and [35] leaves of photolithographs to rectos. Corners rubbed; occasional… Read more
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cover of Lidová učebnice Esperanta [A popular primer of Esperanto]

Lidová učebnice Esperanta [A popular primer of Esperanto]

by Šamla, Jiří Vítězslav, compiler

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Brno: Nový lid, 1936. Octavo (20.7 × 14.9 cm). Original staple-stitched photo-illustrated wrappers; 31, [1] pp. Very good. First and only edition of this Czech primer of Esperanto, with a striking unattributed photo-montage cover design that seeks to capture the excitement, communicative potential, and globalist fervor of the artificial language's devotees. With an enthusiastic one-page preface titled "Esperanto ovládlo… Read more
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cover of På Kanaanexpressen [On the Canaan Express Train]

På Kanaanexpressen [On the Canaan Express Train]

by Olsson, Hagar and Olavi Paavolainen, artist

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Stockholm: Holger Schildt, 1929 (printed in Helsinki by F. Tilgmann). Octavo (19.5 × 16.5 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; 231, [1] pp. Twelve black-and-white photographs, a few full-page. Old creases to spine; front wrapper lightly creased and sun-tanned along spine; else about very good. First edition of this key work of the Finno-Swedish literary avant-garde, which was chiefly represented by… Read more
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cover of Internowani. Białołęka '82 [The interned. Białołęka '82]. Portfolio of photographs

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[Warsaw]: CDN, [1982 or 1983]. White card portfolio measuring 19 × 14 cm, with three flaps, containing twenty numbered photographic prints, with a list and description of the images inside wrappers. Light overall wear; very good. Complete portfolio of original photographic prints showing the prisoners of Białołęka internment camp, and published by the underground publisher CDN, which defied official… Read more
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cover of Sláva a bída divadel: režisérův zápisník [The glory and misery of theatres: a director's notebook]

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Prague: Družstevní práce, 1937. Octavo (20.5 × 13.5 cm). Original photo-illustrated dust-wrapper with a photo-montage by Jindřich Štýrský, over pictorial boards, likewise designed by Štýrský; 219, [3] pp. Sixteen leaves of photographs to rectos and versos on better stock; additional drawings and illustrations in the text. Very good in about very good dust-wrapper; a few closed tears with tape… Read more
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cover of Original gelatin print from the series "Goalkeeper", 1974-1975

Original gelatin print from the series "Goalkeeper", 1974-1975

by Sosnowski, Zdzisław and Teresa Tyszkiewicz

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[Poland, ca. 1975]. Gelatin silver print measuring 14.75 × 9 cm, with address and inscription in ballpoint pen and felt pen to verso, stamped. Very good. A postcard-sized print from the series "Goalkeeper" by leading representatives of the Polish neo-avant-garde, Zdzisław Sosnowski (b.1947) and Teresa Tyszkiewicz (1953-2020). The print was signed and inscribed by the artists and sent as… Read more
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cover of Group of forty vintage prints documenting various happenings by the Orange Alternative movement in Solidarity-era Poland

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Original gelatin prints, measuring 13.8 × 9.2 cm. Very good. A rare group of forty photographs by an unknown photographer, providing a visual history of the artistic and quasi-political group performance art movement Pomarańczowa Alternatywa [Orange Alternative], which arose in the early 1980s. The carnivalesque group reached its peak of activity in 1985-1989. In later interviews Fydrych explained that… Read more
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cover of To Anne in America

To Anne in America

by Josten, J.

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London: Lincolns-Prager, 1943. Large octavo (25 × 19 cm). Original pictorial wrappers incorporating photomontage elements by J. Josten; [32] pp. Illustrated throughout. About very good. Exile war-time publication featuring twenty-eight full-page compositions incorporating photomontage drawing on newsprint and other texts, drawings, photographs. Text and arrangement by J. Josten, Czechoslovak Forces, and drawings by Gnr. F. Bělský. "'To Anne… Read more
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cover of Nine product photographs showing Bauhaus furniture by Marcel Breuer (1933), including four rare vintage prints by Hans Finsler

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Vintage silver gelatin prints on Agfa-Lupex paper, each measuring ca. 24 × 19 cm to 25 × 20.5 cm. One of the prints is signed, dated, and titled to verso in ink in Marcel Breuer's hand; all prints with pencil annotations to versos; five feature a printed label in English; and three feature the stamp of Marcel Breuer's architectural… Read more
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cover of Indentations

Indentations

by Oppenheim, Dennis

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Small unpaginated volume collecting 24 black-and-white photographs of works by Oppenheim dating to 1968 and 1969 executed in New York City, Brooklyn, Paris, and Finsterwolde, Holland, including "Lead Pipe", "Steel Stake", "Steel Bar", "Steel Cable", "Steel Pipe", "Wood", "Glass Disks", "Canvas", "Cement Brick", "Rubber Tube", "Brick", and "Mud", with text captions on facing pages. 16mo. Original wrpps. with printed… Read more
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