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Odd Nerdrum: Storyteller and Self-Revealer
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Odd Nerdrum: Storyteller and Self-Revealer

By [NERDRUM, Odd] PETTERSSON, Jan Åke

[Oslo]: Aschehoug / Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, [1998]. First English Language Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; 243pp.; color illus. throughout. Wrappers a bit worn at extremities, old price sticker to upper cover, else Very Good, internally fine. Catalog published in conjunction with the exhibition "Odd Nerdrum: Paintings 1978-1998."

$45.00

Erich Ohser / e.o. plauen: Zeichnungen Illustrationen Politische Karikaturen und alle Bildgeschichten "Vater und Sohn"
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Erich Ohser / e.o. plauen: Zeichnungen Illustrationen Politische Karikaturen und alle Bildgeschichten "Vater und Sohn"

By OHSER, Erich [a.k.a. E.O. Plauen]

[Konstanz]: Südverlag, [2000]. First Edition. Paperback. Exhibition catalog featuring the works of German illustrator Erich Ohser (1903-1944), creator of the comic strip "Vater und Sohn" (Father and Son), though his anti-Nazi cartoons eventually led to his arrest in 1944. The day before his trial he committed suicide and his associate Erich Knauf, with whom he had been arrested, was executed several weeks later. Quarto (30.5cm.); publisher's blue pictorial card wrappers, French flaps; 334pp.; illus. throughout. Some minor shelf wear, brief soil to textblock edges, else Very Good and sound. Text entirely in German.

$35.00

Le Livre de Lecteurs / A Book of Readers [Inscribed and Signed Twice by Zimbel]
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Le Livre de Lecteurs / A Book of Readers [Inscribed and Signed Twice by Zimbel]

By ZIMBEL, George S., photography; Vicki Goldberg et al, text

[Outremont, Quebec]: Éditions du Passage, [2011]. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto (26.5cm.); publisher's red cloth-backed photo-illustrated boards, spine lettered in black; 152pp.; chiefly photographic illus. throughout. A hint of shelf wear, else a Fine copy. Inscribed and signed by the photographer twice, on half title and title page. Text in French and English.

$75.00

The Sign of the Leopard: The Beaded Art of Cameroon
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The Sign of the Leopard: The Beaded Art of Cameroon

By NORTHERN, Tamara

Storrs, CT: William Benton Museum of Art, 1975. First Edition. Quarto (25cm); black/pictorial paper wrappers; 136pp. Wrappers show mild shelfwear and rubbing, with small edge creases. Interiors slightly yellowed with age; first 16 pages have shallow crease along fore edge; else Very Good. The Sign of the Leopard was a loan exhibition (from Linden-Museum, Stuttgart), held at the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. The exhibition ran from October 11 to December 20, 1975, before travelling to Ithica, NY and Hanover, NH. It showcased the artisans of Cameroon's grasslands and their works: Intricately beaded masks (including culturally significant elephant mask regalia), decorative objects, pipes, jewelry and other such articles, most of which are reproduced in this exhibition book through b/w photo-illustrations. The book also provides thorough information on Grasslands culture and artistic traditions.

$35.00

The Places we Live
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The Places we Live

By BENDIKSEN, Jonas

New York: Aperture Foundation, 2008. First Edition. Oblong octavo (15.5 x 20.5cm); color pictorial paper-covered boards; [108pp], w/ photo plates and fold-outs. Light scratches and surface wear to boards; price sticker on rear; interiors clean and sound. Near Fine. Photographer Jonas Bendiksen spent two years documenting individual lives, families, and homes in the slums of Nairobi (Kibera), Mumbai (Dharavi), Jakarta (Kampung Miskin), and Caracas (Los Barrios). Their stories, tragedies and dreams, are laid bare in this book, through personal histories and fold-out pictures. Bendiksen did not set out to create a "message", but to simply reflect the familiar human faces living in places that are so often dehumanized through conventional depictions of poverty.

$150.00

Benedetta Cappa Marinetti: L'Incantesimo della Luce
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Benedetta Cappa Marinetti: L'Incantesimo della Luce

By ZOCCOLI, Franca

[Milano]: Selene Edizioni, [2000]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (21cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; 109pp.; illus. throughout. A hint of wear, else Fine. Short biographical monograph on the life and works of the Italian Futurist artist. Text entirely in Italian. Form part of the series L'Altra Metà dell'Arte.

$30.00

De Wonderlÿke Avonturen van Philomene / The Marvelous Adventures of Philomene / Les Aventures Merveilleuses de Philomène / Die Wunderlichen Abenteuer der Philomene
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De Wonderlÿke Avonturen van Philomene / The Marvelous Adventures of Philomene / Les Aventures Merveilleuses de Philomène / Die Wunderlichen Abenteuer der Philomene

By BOXSEL, Pim van

[Hilversum, Holland: Steendrukkerij de Jong & Co, 1966]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim square quarto (25cm.); publisher's black pictorial card wrappers, French flaps; [79]pp.; chiefly illus. Extremities rubbed, else Very Good, internally sound. Wordless novel describing the marvelous adventures of Philomene, who happens to lose her clothes very early on in the story. The work was apparently published as a promotional gift for the editors (https://www.lambiek.net).

$30.00

Mt. Huangshan, The Fairyland [Text in Chinese, Japanese, and English]
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Mt. Huangshan, The Fairyland [Text in Chinese, Japanese, and English]

By LI, Zhu

Peking: Xin Hua Publication Center, 1995. Second Printing. Square quarto (26cm); plain paper wrappers, in color pictorial dustwrapper w/ gilt; 71pp. Dustwrapper shows moderate toning; mild shelf wear, scratches and rubbing; lower rear edge bumped and chipped towards spine. Interior margins also lightly toned; handling wear, intermittent smudging; rear copyright page has small card w/ English distribution information tipped-in. Overall Very Good. Award-winning photographer Zhu Li presents beautiful Huangshan (Yellow Mountains), an iconic natural wonder (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Li's native Anhui province, in eastern China. Each of the range's "Four Merits Without Parallel" (its pines, peaks, clouds, and hot springs) are captured in a variety of unique ways through Li's expert lens; from the dramatic composition of his work, it is clear that our photographer had to demonstrate considerable climbing prowess as well.

$35.00

Das Rote Haus: Zeitgenössische Russische Kunst aus der Sammlung Bierfreund / [Text in Russian] Krasnyia Dom: Sovremennoe Russkoe Iskusstvo iz Sobraniia Birfroinda / The Red House: Contemporary Russian Art from the Bierfreund Collection
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Das Rote Haus: Zeitgenössische Russische Kunst aus der Sammlung Bierfreund / [Text in Russian] Krasnyia Dom: Sovremennoe Russkoe Iskusstvo iz Sobraniia Birfroinda / The Red House: Contemporary Russian Art from the Bierfreund Collection

By RIESE, Hans-Peter

[Köln]: Wienand, [2000]. First Edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (31.5cm.); publisher's boards in red decorative dust jacket; 236pp.; color illus. throughout, several folding. Some light shelf wear else Very Good or better. Exhibition catalog, text in German, Russian, and English.

$30.00

The Misfits: Story of a Shoot [Signed by Inge Morath]
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The Misfits: Story of a Shoot [Signed by Inge Morath]

By MILLER, Arthur and Serge Toubiana

London: Phaidon, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Contains an interview with Arthur Miller, an essay by Serge Toubiana, and photographs by Bruce Davidson, Eve Arnold, Cornell Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Lewitt, Ernst Haas, Erich Hartmann, Dennis Stock, and Inge Morath. Quarto (25.75cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in dark brown on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 192pp; illus. Signed by Inge Morath on the title page. Small, faint dampstain affecting rear endpapers and lower margins of a few terminal pages; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket shows mild wear, with a small dampstain to lower rear flap fold; Near Fine.

$100.00

Catalogue of the Loan Collection of Pictures [English horror author Dennis Wheatley's copy]
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Catalogue of the Loan Collection of Pictures [English horror author Dennis Wheatley's copy]

By [Corporation of London Art Gallery] TEMPLE, A.G. and J. Douglass Matthews, Esq

London: [Corporation of London Art Gallery], 1895. Edition not stated. A directory of loaned artworks on exhibition at the Corporation of London Art Gallery, from April 23 to July 21, 1895. While the book does not contain pictures, each piece (and artist) is described to detail, along with the identity of the donor. With complete index. Bookplate reveals that this book is from the collection of Dennis Wheatley (1897-1977), a best-selling English author of thrillers, many with an occult or "black magic" theme, e.g., The Devil Rides Out (1934). He was also a noted collector of antique books, and nowadays there is a great deal of artistic appreciation directed towards his personal bookplate. It was illustrated by F.C. Papé as a tribute to Wheatley's mentor Gordon Eric Gordon-Tombe; in his design, Gordon Eric is depicted as a satyr, seated on a stump beside a bottle of champagne and a saxophone, as he delivers some words of wisdom to a young man based on Wheatley himself. Octavo (21.5cm); red morocco, decoratively stamped in gilt; spine in six compartments; AEG, marbled endpapers; 126pp. Light soiling to boards, with minor spots of chapping to hinges and crown of spine; front leading corner bumped. Toning to preliminary margins; slightly foxed ex libris on front pastedown (see comments). Overall Near Fine.

$125.00

[Text in Russian] Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovskii / Ivan Aivazovsky
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[Text in Russian] Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovskii / Ivan Aivazovsky

By [AIVAZOVSKII, Ivan Konstantinovich] PILIPENKO, V.N.

Leningrad: "Khudozhnik RSFSR", 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (29cm.); publisher's cloth in white pictorial dust jacket, original drab board slipcase; 185pp.; color illus. throughout. Jacket extremities very slightly toned, light wear to slipcase, else Near Fine. Catalog of works by the 19th century Russian seascape artist. Text in English and Russian.

$75.00

Gothic Sculpture: The Intimate Carvings
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Gothic Sculpture: The Intimate Carvings

By FREEDEN, Max H. von; F.L. Kenett, photographs

Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, [1962]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Large, slim folio (37.5cm.); publisher's boards in black photo-illustrated dust jacket; xvpp. & 32ll. of halftone photographic plates. Jacket rather worn with a number of tears and subsequent creasing, board rubbed with brief exposure at corners, else Good or better, internally sound. Forms part of the series the Acanthus History of Sculpture.

$40.00

George S. Zimbel [Inscribed and Signed]
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George S. Zimbel [Inscribed and Signed]

By ZIMBEL, George S.

Valencia: Generalitat Valenciana / IVAM Centre Julio González, 2000. First Edition. Paperback. Square quarto (24cm.); publisher's photo-illustrated card wrappers, French flaps; 216pp.; photographic illus. throughout. General edge wear to wrapper extremities, corners a bit softened, else Very Good. Inscribed and signed by the photographer on front free endpaper. Bilingual exhibition catalog, text in English and Spanish.

$50.00

Palazzo Pisani Moretta: Economia, Arte, Vita Sociale di una Famiglia Veneziana nel Diciottesimo Secolo [Limited Edition]
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Palazzo Pisani Moretta: Economia, Arte, Vita Sociale di una Famiglia Veneziana nel Diciottesimo Secolo [Limited Edition]

By CHIAPPINI DI SORIO, Ileana; Alvise Zorzi, intro

[Milano]: Franco Maria Ricci, [1983]. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 3000 copies of which this is no. 1401. Large square quarto (29.5cm.); publisher's black gilt-lettered cloth, pictorial element mounted to upper cover, house in original paper-covered clamshell box; 134pp.; illus. throughout, many mounted within text. Light wear to box, else Fine condition.

$50.00

The Dome: A Quarterly Containing Examples of All the Arts (Five single volumes, 1897-1898, complete first series)
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The Dome: A Quarterly Containing Examples of All the Arts (Five single volumes, 1897-1898, complete first series)

By [PERIODICAL] OLDMEADOW, Ernest J. (ed.)

London: The Unicorn Press, 1897, 1898. First Edition. Five octavos (21cm each); grey paper boards, with lettering in gilt (issue 1), black (issues 2 and 3) or yellow (issue 5); 104+118+93+101+91pp, w/ advertisements. Moderate wear, rubbing and toning to boards, chipping and bumps to extremities. Interiors have some dampstaining, soiling, and foxing; uneven, sometimes chipped or creased edges (especially issues 1 and 2). Good only, but complete with sound bindings. The first series of The Dome (1897-1900), a quarterly periodical dedicated to highlighting the best in contemporary and historical arts, including architecture, literature, visual art, and music. Perhaps of particular note may be Charles Holmes' articles about the highly influential Japanese artists Ando Hiroshige (issue 3) and Katsushika Hokusai (issue 4), with the latter containing a colorplate of The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Other notable featured artists, authors, and composers include Lawrence Binyon, Edward Elgar, Liza Lehmann, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and William Butler Yeats.

$125.00

Do Vassilakis-König
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Do Vassilakis-König

By KÖNIG VASSILAKIS, Do

[Florence: Mazzucchelli Piccoli Formati, 1995]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim quarto (27.5cm.); publisher's grey pictorial card wrappers; [36]pp.; photographic illus. throughout. A hint of shelf wear, else Near Fine. Catalog of recent work by the German-born Greece-based artist's sculptures, bilingual text in English and Italian.

$35.00

Body & Soul: The Black Male Book
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Body & Soul: The Black Male Book

By THOMAS, Duane; Veronica Webb, intro

[New York]: Universe, [1998]. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (28.5cm.); publisher's boards in photo-illustrated dust jacket; 142pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Some rubbing to board extremities with brief exposure, corners slightly bumped, else Very Good overall. Features portraits of Tupac Shakur and Coolio by David LaChapelle; Chris Rock by Norman Jean Roy and Jesse Frohman; Cuba Gooding Jr. by Bob Frame; and many others.

$35.00

Ignacio Zuloaga, 1870-1945: Erakusketa / Exhibition
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Ignacio Zuloaga, 1870-1945: Erakusketa / Exhibition

By ZULOAGA, Ignacio

[Vitoria]: Eusko Jaurlaritza, [1980]. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (29cm.); publisher's glossy pictorial card wrappers, French flaps; 307pp.; color illus. throughout. Corners rather bumped with some shallow wrinkling at bottom fore-edge corner of last few leaves, else Very Good, internally sound. Bilingual exhibition catalog, text in Basque and English.

$45.00

La Pittura Moderna
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La Pittura Moderna

By ZUFFI, Stefano

[Milano]: Electa, [2001]. New Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (28.5cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 399pp.; color illus. throughout. General shelf wear to jacket extremities, rear panel a bit soiled, else Very Good and sound, internally fine. Text entirely in Italian.

$30.00

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