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R. Crumb Sketchbook, Vol. 1: 1964 to mid-1965.
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R. Crumb Sketchbook, Vol. 1: 1964 to mid-1965.

By R. Crumb.

Seattle, WA Fantagraphics Books, 1992. Paperback First Edition Thus (1992), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1992), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11 x 8.5 x 0.65 inches). 176 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 8 ounces. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. This is a large book. Domestic Priority customers should expect a request for additional shipping charges which will reflect the actual shipping cost to ship this book to your destination. We will be fair with you; we will charge actual cost plus the usual few cents to cover packaging costs. International customers will not be asked to pay more than the quoted shipping charge.

$49.00

The Litany of the Great River.

By Meinrad Craighead.

Mahwah, NJ Paulist Press, 1991. Hardcover First Edition (1991), unstated in accordance with Paulist's customary practice. First Edition (1991), unstated in accordance with Paulist's customary practice. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows the binding ever so slight cocked off square, while remaining perfectly secure; else flawless; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia in the text. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, tightly bound, showing a single minor, unobtrusive flaw. The DJ shows the mildest rubbing to the panels; and a touch of wear to the head and heel of the backstrip; the price is unclipped. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.25 x 8.75 x 0.45 inches). 76 pages. Illustrated with 30 Full-page, full-color plates with accompanying texts. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 6.4 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$24.50

Dwight Davidson: Sculptures Ceramiques (Bilingual English-French Edition).

By Francois Bruneau.

Paris, France Francois Bruneau: Galerie Epona , 1997. Paperback Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.3 x 8.3 x 0.1 inches). 12 pages. Language: English & French. Weight: 3.3 ounces. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$24.50

Jean Dubuffet (Modern Masters of the Twentieth Century).

By Michelle Bryan and Anne Chapman.

Aspen, CO Galerie Maximillian, 2006. Paperback First Edition (2006), unstated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of wear to the bottom edge of the rear panel; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing only the very mildest wear at one spot. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (8.5 x 11 x 0.4 inches). 94 pages. Profusely illustrated with Color Photography by Brent Bingham. Language; English. Weight: 17.6 ounces.Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$14.70

Beryl Cook's New York.

By Beryl Cook .

London, UK John Murray Publishers, 1985. Hardcover First Edition (1985), so stated. First Edition (1985), so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ to Near Fine DJ: Book shows indications of careful use: a tiny nick at the bottom edge of the front panel; minimal shelving wear along the bottom edge of the boards; the binding leans ever so slightly, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing some minor flaws. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing and very faint soiling to the rear panel, and the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.35 x 7.9 x 0.55 inches). 56 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pounds. 0.7 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$7.64

Character Sketches from Dickens, Reproduced in Thirteen Photogravures.

By Felix Octavius Carr Darley.

Boston, MA Estes and Lauriat, 1888. Hardcover Thirteen unbound Photogravure plates in Very Good+ condition, showing faint soiling at and smudging to Plate I (which had, of course, been placed at the top of the pile and thus more exposed than the others, which are themselves Near Fine, and much cleaner), laid into a single folded sheet with copyright information and a list and explanations of the plates (this is in Good condition, showing short tears at the top and bottom of the fold, some faint soiling, smudging, and foxing). These are laid into an olive toned three-sided billfold style holder with gilt titles at the front panel (Good condition, showing some disintegration of the paper of the interor hinge, one of the flaps has a crease; some rubbing and soiling to the panels and moderate wear to the extremities. Overall, Good+ to Very Good. This reproduction dated 1892; each of the plates is dated 1888. The characters pictured are: Sam Weller; Tony Weller; Oliver Twist & Fagin; Sikes, Oliver & Nancy; Mrs Gargery; Joe & Pip; Little Nell & Her Grandfather; Dick Swiveller & Quilp; Barnaby Rudge; Hugh & Dolly Varden; John Willet; Caleb & His Daughter; Mr Britain & Clemency Newcome. Hardback: Billffold Style with Loose Plates. "This set of drawings, entirely original and unique, was the last art work produced by Mr. Darley; and, in fact, one of them was not quirte completed and was on his easel at the time of his death. The renowned artist and illustrator intended to make a complete set of illustrations to Dickens's novels as the crowning work of his life; and this, the portion of his work finished, is now given to the public for the first time in connection with the author's works."--The Publishers, Boston, May, 1892.

$49.00

Etienne Delessert.

By Paola Vassalli & Andrea Rauch, [Curators].

Roma, Italy Edizioni Carte Segrete, 1991. Paperback First Edition (1991), unstated. First Edition (1991), unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: just a hint of wear to extremities; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.45 x 8.3 x 0.45 inches). 174 pages of color and line images, bibliography and exhibit listings. Exhibit catalog of Delessert's works. Language: Italian. Weight: 1 pound, 13 ounces. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. A comprehensive sampling from the many fields of Delessert's endeavours; book illustration, posters, animated films, paintings, with essays by colleagues and critics.

$13.03

Leonardo Da Vinci: His Life and His Pictures.

By R. Langton Douglas.

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press, 1944. Hardcover First Edition [1944]; Fourth Printing [1946]. Very Good in Good DJ: Book shows indications of light use: just a touch of wear to the extremities; the slightest spine lean. The pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; a few faint flecks of foxing at the endpapers. The binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows fairly heavy wear; some loss to chipping and rubbing at extremities; minor soiling; price unclipped, but has been crossed out; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy in a somewhat tatty dustwrapper. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Royal Octavo. 127 pages + 57 plates, index, bibliography, appendices. First Edition [1944]; Fourth Printing [1946]. Hardback with DJ.

$8.23

Willem de Kooning: The Late Paintings, The 1980s.

By Willem De Kooning, Robert Storr, and Gary Garrels .

San Francisco, CA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art & Walker Art Center of Minneapolis, 1995. Paperback First Edition Thus [1995], so stated. First Edition Thus [1995], so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: a half-inch split in the paper at the bottom of the front hinge has been repaired, but the split is still noticeable; else only the mildest rubbing. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. 143 pages. Profusely Illustrated, mostly wirh plates in color. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$39.20

Eve Drewelowe.

By Wallace Tomasini, [Preface].

Iowa City, IA University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, 1988. Hardcover First Edition [1988], unstated. First Edition [1988], unstated. Very Good+ to Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: Mild rubbing to the gilt on front cover, but the lettering remains entirely legible; two small stain spots at the lower front panel; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. xiv, 87 pages. Profusely illustrated, mostly with color plates and a few prints in Black & White. Decorated endpapers. No DJ as issued. Hardback: Quarter Cloth and Buckram over boards with color plate illustration tipped on front panel and tipped on color frontispiece. Folding plates. Includes a Catalogue Raisonne. The works of art appearing in this catalogue were selected by the artist, who currently resides with her husband in Boulder, Colorado.

$49.00

Philip Evergood.

By John I.H. Baur.

New York, NY Frederick A. Praeger: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1960. Paperback First Ed thus; unstated. SIGNED TWICE BY THE ARTIST. First Ed thus; unstated. Very Good- in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; faint crease right at the lower front corner tip; former owner's reminiscence at inside front cover, which also shows shadows where a newpaper clipping or other document had been affixed. Binding slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Far from perfect, but remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. 125 pp. 91 illustrations, some in color. Bibliography. Index. Published on the occasion of Philip Evergood's Retrospective Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, held in April and May, 1960. The artist's first major retrospective. Exhibition Catalogue. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. SIGNED TWICE BY THE ARTIST.

$73.50

James Ensor 1860-1949.

By Nehama Guralnik, [Curator and Editor].

Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv Museum, 1981. Paperback First Ed, unstated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities, mainly at the upper front corner, which shows a very faint crease right at the corner tip; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the cream colored background field of the front panel; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 132pp, color and black & white illustrations.Text in English and Hebrew. Translations by Tirza Posner. First Ed, unstated. Paperback: Heavy Cardstock Wraps.

$65.27

Jean Dubuffet: Forty Years of His Art.

By Jean Dubuffet .

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press, 1984. Paperback Presumed First Ed, but unstated. Presumed First Ed, but unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of wear at corner tips; backstrip titles very lightly sunned, but remain clearly legible; faintest toning around the outside edges; binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Squarish 4to. Foreword by Richard A. Born and Joseph D. Ketner II. Artist's Statement by Jean Dubuffet. Essays by Reinhold Heller, Dennis Adrian, and Sue Taylor. Text is in French and English. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. [Published on the occasion of the exhibition at The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, The University of Chicago, Chicago IL, October 4-December 2, 1984 and the Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis MO January 20-March 3, 1985]. The exhibition draws from the collection of the museum's benefactor, Raymond D. Nasher, and his late wife, Patsy. The Nashers built one of the world's major collections of twentieth-century sculpture over the course of forty years. The exhibition includes seminal works by Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Dubuffet, David Smith, Henry Moore, and others. Before sculpture, the Nashers collected ancient American art, Guatemalan textiles, contemporary prints, and paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Many of these works, held in the Nashers' private residence, will be on public view - and published in this full-colour catalogue - for the first time.The book offers a new approach to viewing and thinking about the Nasher Collection, concentrating not on the final, finished product, 'the greatest collection of modern sculpture in private hands', but on the unfolding of the process of building that collection through time, its chronological development from the early 1950s to the present.In the history of any collection, there is a narrative of evolution - a beginning, which includes a motivation, followed by a process of change as the collector works out by experience and experimentation a personal approach to the gathering of objects of art.In the case of the Nasher collection, this personal approach is the result of a remarkable synergy between two individuals, Raymond D. Nasher and Patsy Nasher. The essay by curator Sarah Schroth contextualizes the Nashers as collectors within the history of collecting practices in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. Sarah Schroth is the Nancy Hanks Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

$19.60

David Copperfield in Copperplate: Forty-Six Illustrations for the Famous Dickens Novel Augmented by Interpretive Short Passages Taken from the Original Text.

By William Ross Cameron.

Berkeley, CA Gillick Press, 1939. Hardcover First Edition: Limited Edition. First Edition: Limited to 525 copies, of which this is number 393, and SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR on limitation page. Near Fine: shows no discernible wear to the extremities; shows the faintest soiling to the paper over boards. Binding shows slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 12mo. Unpaginated. Designed by Ben Kennedy and printed at the Gillick Press in Berkeley, California. Copper-colored paper over boards with brown titles and decorative design at front panel, brown cloth back strip. Deckle bottom edge. Hardback: Lacks DJ [don't believe the original Limited edition was jacketed]. SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR.

$49.00

Go to Your Studio and Make Stuff: The Fred Babb Poster Book [Paintings and Essays by Fred Babb].
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Go to Your Studio and Make Stuff: The Fred Babb Poster Book [Paintings and Essays by Fred Babb].

By Fred Babb.

New York, NY Workman Publishing Company, 1998. Paperback First Edition Thus [1998]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition Thus [1998]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of light use: very slight spine lean; light wear to extremities, a little heavier at the lower front corner tip and the first few pages, which show a bit of riffling; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains structurally sound and tightly bound: aclean, sturdy, attractive copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. (13.8 x 10.9 x 0.25 inches). Weight: 20.2 ounces. Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$88.20

People of the High Plateau.
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People of the High Plateau.

By Carl Berman.

Charlottesville, VA Howell Press, 1988. Hardcover First Edition [1988], so stated. First Edition [1988], so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows former bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the front free endpaper; binding shows slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; else flawless; text clean. DJ shows only mild rubbing and faint soiling; price intact. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Oblong 4to. 114pp. Illustrated with Paintings by the Author. Preface by Frederick J. Dockstadter. Hardback with DJ. This author spent a lifetime traveling in the high Andes of Peru and Bolivia and in the Himalayas, looking for these ancient tribes' ways of life. He was an incredible painter, and I was attracted to the book by seeing the original paintings shown by his son at a fund raising in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the rebuilding of a monastery in Bhutan. Carl Berman began these treks due to his career in textiles, so his paintings show accuracy of tribal hand made clothes and an understanding of their value as an expression of incredible skill. Each painting in the book shows typical activities at markets, on the roads, standing for a portrait outside their house or in the mountains, defined by the bright air and light by the high mountains. Paintings are accompanied by descriptions about their unique way of life. To quote the author: "After many years of recording the People in paintings, after endless journeys to their secluded homelands, after years of sitting in huts, hunkering down around a fire, gossiping about varieties of vegetables, fruits, animals, and philosophies, .....these paintings, vignettes of their lives, are possibly the last glimpses we can ever have of the way we were ......"

$11.96

Ecstatic Incisions.
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Ecstatic Incisions.

By Freddie Baer.

Oakland, CA AK Press Distribution, 1992. Paperback First Ed; First Printing stated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, with pasted-in collage at front free endpaper. First Ed; First Printing stated. Near Fine (backstrip very lightly sunned, though titles etc. still quite bright; mildest wear to extremities); binding square and secure; text clean. Very nearly 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. 74pp. The Collages of Freddie Baer. Preface by Peter Lamborn Wilson. Trade Paperback: The collected Baer up to 1992. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$65.27

Thomas Shotter Boys [1803-1874]: Centenary Exhibition.
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Thomas Shotter Boys [1803-1874]: Centenary Exhibition.

By Alastair Smart, [Introduction].

London, UK Nottingham University Art Gallery/Thos. Agnew & Sons, 1974. Paperback First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to rear panel of wrapper covers; binding secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Royal Octavo. 82pp. 29-Page Introduction by Alastair Smart. 7 Color Plates; 16 Plates in Black & White. Paperback: Pictorial Staple-bound Wraps.

$29.40

Helen Escobedo.

By Rita Eder.

Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1982. Paperback First Ed, so stated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HELEN ESCOBEDO. First Ed, so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to sheen of wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. (approx 136pp). In Spanish and English. Photographs by Paolo Gori. Over 100 plates, many in color. Translation by Asa Zatz. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. Very Important catalogue raisonee of the work of one of Mexico's major sculptors. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.

$49.00

The Art of the Seal.

By Jun Pei Cui .

San Francisco, CA Imperialton Group Publishing, 2002. Paperback Presumed First Ed, but unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Presumed First Ed, but unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows two very small scuffs, one at bottom edge front panel, the other at head of backstrip; binding shows slight spine lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to edges. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club. NOT Ex-Library. PBK: Heavy Cardstock Wraps. Introduction in English by Zhao Ruichun. A Collection of Jun Pei Cui's contemporary Improvisations, referrring to tradtional Chinese calligraphic seals. Gatefold Wraps: Heavy Card Wraps. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$117.60

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