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Observations. Photographs by Richard Avedon. Comments by Truman Capote.
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Observations. Photographs by Richard Avedon. Comments by Truman Capote.

By Avedon, Richard & Capote, Truman

Simon & Schuster. New York. 1959. Folio. 151, (1)pp. Original white paper-covered boards, original acetate dust wrapper, and original slipcase. Acetate overlay chipping/loss to upper top right and lower bottom left. Slipcase has wear to edges and some spotting. Richard Avedon's first collection of photographs. This ground breaking book, a collaboration begun several years earlier between Avedon and Capote who contributed the narrative of Avedon's subjects, including Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Arthur Miller, Coco Chanel, Mae West, Louis Armstrong, Humphrey Bogart, Ezra Pound, W. Somerset Maugham, Isak Dinesen, Judy Garland, Igor Stravinsky, Katherine Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Humphrey Bogart, Buster Keaton, and others.

$400.53

Wien
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Wien

By Kohn Brothers (eds)

B.K.W.1. [Brüder Kohn Wien 1]. nd. [c.1916]. Oblong quarto (17 x 25 cm). Album of 24 colour plates from watercolour paintings of Vienna by various artists. Original pictorial red and cream boards, red cloth spine, gilt lettering to upper board with armoured knight in black. B.K.W.I. in black to lower board. The plates are captioned in German, French and English. Corners rubbed, light shelf wear. Light stain to lower board. 1. Rathaus mit Lieben-Denkmal; 2. Universität und Liebenbergdenkmal; 3. Votivkirche; 4. Burgring; 5. Museum; 6. Karntnerstrasse; 7. Opernring mit Karntnerstrasse; 8. Opernring; 9. Stephansdom; 10. Graben mit der Dreifaltigkeitssaule; 11. Burg - Michaelerplatz; 12. Naschmarkt; 13. Schwartzenbergplatz; 14. Christinendenkmal; 15. Marienbrucke; 16. Kirche Maria am Gestade; 17. Kursalon im Stadtpark; 18. Kariskirche; 19. Beethoven - Denkmal; 20. Prater, Hauptallee; 21. Schloss Schonbrunn; 22. Schonbrunn; 23. Cobenzl, Schlosshotel; 24. Kahlenberg und Leopoldsberg. Not recorded in Worldcat, nor in the Austrian National Library Salomon Kohn, born July 31, 1873 Wehsely, Moravia, † 1945 concentration camp Auschwitz, Art photographer, publisher, wife Gusti. Founded in 1898 with his two brothers Adolf and Alfred in Vienna the postcard publishing Bruder Kohn: the birthplace of the Vienna art postcard (Signum "BKW I"). Little-known, yet historically interesting, locations in Vienna were artistically captured by well-known painters, with Kohn succeeding in attracting significant artists to the design of this new type of postcard (templates supplied by Karl Feiertag, Ernst Graner , Ludwig Koch, Mela Koehler, Erwin August Pendl and others). Kohn's apartment became a cultural salon where artists, writers, actors and scholars met; Gustav Mahler, Arthur Schnitzler, Peter Altenberg , Selma Kurz , Lotte Lehmann , Enrico Caruso , Bruno Walter , Karl Seitz , Max Reinhardt and Josef Popper-Lynkeus were in contact with Kohn. The publishing house was "Aryanized" in 1938. Kohn's successful work was abruptly stopped, and Kohn was allowed to continue working as an employee of his company until 1942, when the Kohn couple were arrested, initially taken to Terezin and then transported to Auschwitz. https://www.geschichtewiki.wien.gv.at/Salomon_Kohn

$46.73

Sylvia’s Home Journal
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Sylvia’s Home Journal

Quarto. 12 parts bound in one volume. Ward, Lock, & Co. London 1880. xxx, 518pp; 12 hand coloured plates "The Newest French Fashions" for each month printed by Lefevre and published by Goubaud et Fils. With the subscribers' inserts: the cut out patterns have never been used. Large folding Fashion Sheet January 1880, Madam Adele Letellier: collar, cape, pocket and cuffs in connection with our Cut-out pattern of a Lady's Ulster; Large folding fashion sheet February 1880, Madame Adele Letellier: needlework patterns; Large folding fashion sheet March 1880, Madame Adele Letellier: Sleeve, Cuff and Collar patterns; Cut out paper pattern of ladies bodice; Lage folding sheet of Needlework Patterns April 1880; Large folding sheet of Crewel Designs April 1880; Cut out paper pattern Tight fitting jacket for Spring wear; Tryptich large coloured folding extra presentation plate of Summer Fashions; Large folding Fashion Sheet May 1880; Full sized patterns for Lady's Petticoat Bodice, High and Low, Lady's Camisole, Lady's Petticoat Band and Gentleman's Collar and Cuff; Cut out pattern Ladies Pinafore Polonais; Large folding Fashion Sheet June 1880, Needlework Patterns June 1880; Large folding pattern for Fashionable Hood with embroidery design suitable for beading or Crewels; Cut out paper pattern: The Langtry Hood; Large folding fashion sheet July 1880; Diagram sheet for Little Boy's Sailor Suit, (closed tear); Cut out pattern for a Little Fichu Cape; [The large pattern sheet was discontinued from the August issue] Cut out paper pattern: Lawn Tennis Apron; Cut out paper pattern for the Jersey Bodice; Cut out paper pattern for a Casaquin Jacket; Cut out paper pattern for the New Mantle, "The Smock"; 3 colour litho plates: Order of the Household, Golden Rules for Cooks, 1881 calendar (some adhesion marks and small hole); Cut out paper pattern for a short Princess Dress. Numerous adverts and engravings. Later cloth, gilt lettering to spine, boards mottled. Some light spotting, and toning to monthly titlepages, p.xi (adverts) corner torn with loss. Occasional chipping to edges. Sylvia's Home Journal was a magazine of "fiction and entertaining literature, music, poetry, fine arts, fashions, and useful and ornamental needlework." Directed toward a young, female, middle-class audience and covering fashion, needlework, recipes and household management tips. A number of novels and short stories were first serialized in Sylvia's Home Journal. The British Library holding of Sylvia's Home Journal (P.P.5149.m.) was destroyed in World War II.

$113.48

The story of my life
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The story of my life

By Hare, Augustus

Six volumes. First editions. George Allen. London. 1896, 1900. Octavo. xiv, 515pp, 8 plates, text engravings; viii, 517pp, 5 plates, text engravings; viii, 444pp, 7 plates, text engravings; xi, 486, (1)pp, 7 plates, text engravings; ix, 470, (1)pp, 6 plates, text engravings; ix, 595, errata slip, 4pp publisher's catalogue, 3 plates, text engravings. Original cloth, gilt lettering, vignette and red rules. Black endpapers. Snag to head of spine Vol. III repaired. Bookplate of David Graham to feps. A nice complete set, with all plates as called for.

$113.48

Happy Christmas to you and have a good time
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Happy Christmas to you and have a good time

By Gross, Fritz

"Happy Christmas to you and have a good time" 11.5 x 16.5 cm (26 x 18 cm mounted). Original etching, signed by the artist. Further signature to inner mount. The etching illustrates two chefs preparing food. Fritz Gross (1895 -1969) Architect and artist, the instigator of open plan design, born in Brelitz, an Austrian Jew who fled to England with his family in 1938 at the invitation of the President of the Royal Institution of British Architects. The Fritz Gross collection is housed in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

$113.48

Drawings
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Drawings

By Flint, Sir William Russell

First edition. Collins. London. 1950. Folio. 188pp. 134 plates. A fine copy in original blue cloth. Original protected unclipped dust wrapper, slightly rubbed to edges. Top edge blue. In the original slightly worn cardboard box, with the original paper label to top edge.

$200.27

India: Pioneering Photographers 1850 - 1900
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India: Pioneering Photographers 1850 - 1900

By Falconer, John

First edition. The British Library and the Howard and Jane Ricketts Collection. London. 2001. 143pp. Photographic illus. Original photographic covers. Includes two folding pamphlets/poster for the exhibition loosely inserted. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Brunei Gallery SOAS London 11 October - 15 December 2001. A crisp and bright copy.

$66.76

Vanishing Africa
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Vanishing Africa

By Ricciardi, Mirella

Revised edition. Collins. London. 1974. Large quarto. 87pp. 212 photo plates. Original cloth in vg d/w. In the original cream slipcase, slightly soiled.

$46.73

Nomads of Niger
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Nomads of Niger

By Beckwith, Carol & Offelen, Marion Van

First edition. Harry N. Abrams. New York. 1983. Large quarto. 224pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Original cloth in vg d/w. Carol Beckwith, the American photographer, and Marion van Offelen, the Belgian anthropologist, met in 1979 in Kenya. For the next two years they lived with the Wodaabe, learning their language and following their migrations, on foot and by camel, to record their nomadic tradition. This extraordinary book is the first to be published about the Wodaabe of sub-Saharan Africa.

$46.73

Secret Knowledge
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Secret Knowledge

By Hockney, David

First edition. Thames & Hudson. London. 2001. Quarto. 296pp. Double folding plates. Profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome. Original yellow cloth, black lettering to spine, in original protected dust wrapper. Pictorial endpapers. Edge paper fault to p225. A fine copy.

$66.76

The saving of Spitalfields
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The saving of Spitalfields

By Girouard, Mark et al

First edition. Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust. London. 1989. Quarto. 174pp. Photo and text illustrations. Original covers. Together with Spitalfields Trust 1990 Newsletter loosely inserted. Light rubbing to spine. A crisp copy. Scarce.

$80.11

The wood engravings of Blair Hughes-Stanton
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The wood engravings of Blair Hughes-Stanton

By Hughes-Stanton, Penelope

First edition. 1750 copies (of which 600 for sale). Private Libraries Association. Pinner. 1991. Tall quarto. xii, 183pp. Profusely illustrated with monochrome wood engraved plates, text vignettes and photos.. Original black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Red endpapers. A very nice copy. Blair Rowlands Hughes-Stanton (1902-1981) Major twentieth century wood engraving artist. Founding member of the English Wood Engraving Society. Director, with his wife Gertrude Hermes, the Gregynog Press from 1930-33.

$53.40

Steamship Models
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Steamship Models

By Chatterton, E. Keble

Signed limited edition. 923/1000. T. Werner Laurie. London. 1924. Quarto. xii, 84pp. 128 plates including 8 tipped in colour plates on heavier art paper. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Gilt rules, lettering and vignette to upper board. Spine darkened and slightly rubbed. Slight shelf wear. Edward Keble Chatterton (1878-1944) LtCdr RNVR and prolific naval and maritime writer.

$66.76

China and gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century. With an introduction by Hugh Honour.
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China and gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century. With an introduction by Hugh Honour.

By Sirén, Osvald (Honour, Hugh intro.)

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection for Harvard University. Washington. 1990. 4to. xiv, 223pp. Tinted frontis., 192 plates. Original cloth, fine, in protected slightly chipped d/w. A very good copy."This book, written in 1946-48 and published in 1950, is still the most important, if also controversial, account of its subject, the widest and richest and best illustrated survey of what the French called in the late eighteenth century the jardin anglo-chinois." From the introduction by Hugh Honour.

$66.76

Reynard the Fox. A study of the Fox in Medieval English Art.
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Reynard the Fox. A study of the Fox in Medieval English Art.

By Varty, Kenneth

Leicester University Press. 1967. Quarto. 169pp. Colour frontis., 169 illustrations. Original cream boards, gilt lettering, and gilt fox motif to upper board. Slightly sunned to spine and top of boards.

$20.03

A Dictionary of British Sporting Painters
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A Dictionary of British Sporting Painters

By Pavière, Sydney H.

F. Lewis Ltd. The Tithe House, Leigh on Sea. 1980. Quarto. 93pp. 48 monochrome plates. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Dustwrapper tipped in. Small Hilmartin Manor Press plate to fep.

$26.70

British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867. Sport in Art and Books. The Paul Mellon Collection
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British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867. Sport in Art and Books. The Paul Mellon Collection

By Egerton, Judy (ed)

First edition. Tate Gallery. London. 1978. Quarto. xxiv, 382pp. 43 colour plates. Original red cloth, label to spines, gilt. In original dust wrapper, slightly chipped to edges.

$64.08

British Sporting and Animal Drawings c.1500-1850. Sport in Art and Books. The Paul Mellon Collection
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British Sporting and Animal Drawings c.1500-1850. Sport in Art and Books. The Paul Mellon Collection

By Egerton, Judy & Snelgrove, Dudley (eds)

First edition. Tate Gallery. London. 1978. Quarto. xv, (2), 126pp. 23 colour plates, numerous b/w plates; xxiv, 382pp. 43 colour plates. Original red cloth, label to spines, gilt. In original dust wrapper, slightly chipped to edges.

$64.08

A Portrait of Shooting
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A Portrait of Shooting

By Marchington, John

Limited edition. Number 974/1100. Antony Atha Publishers and The Game Conservancy. Rugby. 1979. Quarto. 252pp. 12 colour plates, numerous black and white illustrations. Original quarter green morocco, gilt. In original green cloth slipcase. A lovely copy.

$100.13

Sport in Art. An Iconography of Sport illustrating the field sports of Europe and America from the fifteenth to the end of the eighteenth century.
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Sport in Art. An Iconography of Sport illustrating the field sports of Europe and America from the fifteenth to the end of the eighteenth century.

By Baillie-Grohman, William A.

Second edition. Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. London. nd. [1919] Quarto. xxiii, 422pp, 2pp ads. Colour frontis tipped in, colour plate tipped in, numerous further monochrome plates and illustrations. Contemporary quarter calf, green cloth. Spine in six compartments, with red and green leather labels, gilt lettering. Corner of frontis. slightly creased. A nice copy. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Green-Price to fep. The Green-Price Baronetcy, of Norton Manor in the parish of Norton in the County of Radnor.

$166.89

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