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The Steig Album
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The Steig Album

By William Steig

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1953. First Edition. Pictorial boards. Very good. William Steig. A very good first edition compiling Steig's work up to 1953. Yellow pictorial boards. Binding is sturdy and square. Toning to first free endpaper. Gift inscription dated 1953 (NOT by Steig). Signatures to many of the cartoon illustrations from unknown persons. 318 pp. Quarto, 8 x 11 inches tall. Early work from the Creator of Shrek, the lovable ogre. This is an interesting copy, as it is full of signatures o various people---I've spot checked a few of them on Google, but can't figure out if they were friends and colleagues of Steig or just random people of significance to the previous owner. "William Steig was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, in his later life, an illustrator and writer of children's books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name" ---wikpedia

$25.00

Leonardo da Vinci. Historischer Roman [Complete in two volumes]
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Leonardo da Vinci. Historischer Roman [Complete in two volumes]

By Emile Bola

Berlin: Deutsch Buch-Geimenschaft, ca. 1929. 1/4 cloth. Very good. A very good printing with no date, believed to be around 1929. Complete in two volumes. Text in German. Brown quarter cloth over decorated paper boards. Gilt and red title stamping on spine. Corners rubbed. Binding is sturdy, though mildly cocked. No markings. 783 pp., continuously numbered. Duodecimo, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches tall.

$50.00

Little Journeys To the Homes of Eminent Painters, Book Two
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Little Journeys To the Homes of Eminent Painters, Book Two

By Elbert Hubbard

East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1912. Miriam Edition. Quarter leather. Very good +. A very good plus edition crafted by the Roycrofters with traditional bookbinding and papermaking methods. White quarter leather spine under heavy gray paper boards with fine gilt stamping on front cover and gray paper spine. Some loss of paper on spine at head and tail. Heavy wear to corners. Deckle page edges. Top edge gilt. Frontis with loose tissue guard. Illustrated with plate of the artists, tissue intact. Accent motifs around some of the text. 148 pp. plus colophon. Octavo, 6 x 8 inches tall. Best known as the the initiator of the Arts and Crafts community of Roycroft, Hubbard was an anarchist, a socialist, and followed a philosophy of mental and spiritual freedom. Some of his works, which include Jesus Was an Anarchist and a A Message to Garcia, were listed as offensive by the US government. He and his wife died aboard the Lusitania.

$30.00

An Early Victorian Album: The Photographic Masterpieces (1843-1847) of David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson
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An Early Victorian Album: The Photographic Masterpieces (1843-1847) of David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson

By Colin Ford; Roy Strong

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First American Edition. Cloth. Fine/near fine. A fine first American edition in a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Brown embossed cloth with gilt stamping on spine. Half-title shows a binder's error where page was left partially uncut and folded in. Binding is strong and square on this large and heavy volume. Full page sepia plates of the artists' work throughout. Dust jacket shows a small stain to back cover and mildest of shelf wear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 363 pp. plus index, i-viii. Quarto, 10 x 11 inches tall. Shipping may be extra on this large and heavy volume. In 1843 painter David Octavius Hill joined engineer Robert Adamson to form Scotland's first photographic studio. During their brief partnership that ended with Adamson's untimely death, Hill & Adamson produced "the first substantial body of self-consciously artistic work using the newly invented medium of photography." Watercolorist John Harden, on first seeing Hill & Adamson's calotypes in November 1843, wrote, "The pictures produced are as Rembrandt's but improved, so like his style & the oldest & finest masters that doubtless a great progress in Portrait painting & effect must be the consequence." --wikipedia

$50.00

Rokoko. Das galante Zeitalter in Briefen - Memoiren - Tagebüchern. [Rococo . The gallant age in letters - memoirs - diaries.]
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Rokoko. Das galante Zeitalter in Briefen - Memoiren - Tagebüchern. [Rococo . The gallant age in letters - memoirs - diaries.]

By Rudolf Pechel, ed.

Berlin: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong, 1913. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A fine first edition in a fine dustjacket with the original cardstock slipcase in near fine condition. Gorgeous quarter leather binding over textured green paper with gilt accents. Top edge painted, offset bottom edge. Some pages unopened. Orginal fine ribbon marker. Slipcase showing mild toning at edges and dark stain on bottom edge. Laid in is the orginal ad for the work. 343 pp. Duodecimo, 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches tall. A fine example of a lovely book, made to reflect the era it describes. Text in German.

$20.00

The Book of Art, A Pictorial Encyclopaedia of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture: in Ten Volumes [Complete set].  Vol. 1 : Origins of Western Art; Vol. 2: Italian Art to 1850; Vol. 3: Flemish and Dutch Art; Volume 4: German and Spanish Art to 1900; Vol. 5: French Art from 1350 to 1850; Vol. 6: British and North American Art to 1900; Vol. 7 : Impressionists and Post-Impressionists; Vol 8: Modern Art; Vol. 9: Chinese and Japanese Art; Vol. 10: How to Look at Art.
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The Book of Art, A Pictorial Encyclopaedia of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture: in Ten Volumes [Complete set]. Vol. 1 : Origins of Western Art; Vol. 2: Italian Art to 1850; Vol. 3: Flemish and Dutch Art; Volume 4: German and Spanish Art to 1900; Vol. 5: French Art from 1350 to 1850; Vol. 6: British and North American Art to 1900; Vol. 7 : Impressionists and Post-Impressionists; Vol 8: Modern Art; Vol. 9: Chinese and Japanese Art; Vol. 10: How to Look at Art.

By Sir Herbert Read

New York: Grolier, Incoprorated, 1966. 2nd Printing. Leatherette. Near fine/near fine. A near fine, complete set in original dust jackets. Black quarter over maroon leatherette binding. Gilt stamping. Pictorial endpapers. All edges gilt. Printed in Italy on glossy photo paper. Dust jackets are very good+ to fine, with volumes one and six showing a short, closed tear. Dust jackets now protected in clear, removable, archival covers. Profusely illustrated throughout. Each volume about 200-400 pp. Small quarto, 8 1/2 x 10 inches tall. Large, multi-volume set; postage is billed at actual cost.

$120.00