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Fritz Eichenberg: Werkkatalog der illustrierten Bücher 1922-1987/Catalogue Raisonné of the Illustrated Books 1922-1987 (Artists Monographs Volume 6): Bilingual German-English Edition.

By Curt Visel, (Edirtor).

Memmingen, Germany Edition Curt Visel, 1987. Hardcover Limited Edition, Number 198 of 1000. Limited Edition, Number 198 of 1000. Very Good+ to Near Fine: shows very light shelving wear to the lower extremities and the mildest rubbing to the rear panel; very superficial bumping to the lower corner tips; a couple of tiny spots to the top edge of the text block; a short, faint line of soiling or perhaps a scrape at the upper front panel; the binding leans very slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Squarish 8vo. (8.8 x 7.85 x 0.7 inches). Edited by Curt Visel. Foreward by Ronald N. Clarke. Bibliographie von David Maslyn und Hildergard Nägele. Language: English and German. Kunstler Monographien Band 6. Hardcover: Illustrated Paper over Boards.

$88.20

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

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

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

Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture (A Catalog of Exhibits in Chicago and New York, 1959) .

By Theodore Rousseau, Jr.

Chicago, IL Art Institute of Chicago / Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1959. Paperback First Edition [1959], unstated, in accordance with the Art Institute's customary practice. First Edition [1959], unstated, in accordance with the Art Institute's customary practice. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: moderate rubbing and very faint soiling to the wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, presentable NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10 x 7.55 x 0.25 inches). 90 pages. Chronology. Bibliography. Plates in Color & Black & White. Pastedown color plate at the front panel. Foreward by James J. Rorimer and Allan McNab. Weight: 9 ounces. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$10.98

Toulouse-Lautrec [L'exposition du grand palais 22 Février 1er Juin 1992].

Paris, France Connaissance des Arts, 1992. Paperback First Edition [1992], unstated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: just a hint of sun-blanching to the upper corner of the front panel (does not affect any titles or designs); 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. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.25 x 8.5 x 0.25 inches). 75 pages. 70 reproductions in color and black & white. The text is in French. Weight: 13.4 ounces. First Edition [1992], unstated. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$14.70

The Martha Jackson Collection (November 21 1975-January 4 1976 Exhibition at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery).

By Martha Jackson.

Buffalo, NY The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1975. Paperback Limited Edition [1975]: 1000 copies. First, Limited Edition [1975]: 1000 copies. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint, but pervasive soiling to the wrapper covers; a short crack in the wrapper paper at the top of the backstrip; the binding is very slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. 47 pages. Introduction by Robert T. Buck. Foreward by Seymour H. Knox. Note by Gordon M. Smith. Acknowledgements by Linda L. Cathcart. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Front cover art by Larry Rivers (Portrait of Martha Jackson). Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$68.60

Frasconi Against the Grain: The Woodcuts of Antonio Frasconi.

By Antonio Frasconi .

New York, NY Macmillan: Collier Books, 1974. Paperback First Edition Thus, so stated. First Edition Thus, so stated. Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: slight spine lean and there is a fairly heavy crease at the backstrip; light wear to extremities, but the lower front corner tip has been "chewed", with small loss therefrom, perhaps by the family dog, perhaps by a child; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; former owner's business card affixed to the lower corner of the front free endpaper. Clearly flawed, but structurally sound and tightly bound: a sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large Format 4to. 159pp. Profusely illustrated with the Woodcuts, graphic arts, illustrations, portraits, posters, and box art of Antonio Frasconi, many if not most in Color. Introduction by Nat Hentoff. Apreciation by Charles Parkhurst. Trade Paperback. Antonio Frasconi presents varied artwork: prints, literary illustrations, porfolios, portraits, lettering, posters, and box art. Mostly, the book includes woodcuts, some presented in black-and-white and some in color, with many in full-page--though some in reduced form. There's even a fold-out, "To Brooklyn Bridge." The subtitle AGAINST THE GRAIN, as discussed in the book's introduction, reveals something about Frasconi's views on art, namely, that a real artist must go "against the grain" and reveal the obscured truths we all need to see in order to better ourselves. Overall, the sampling is generous, interesting, and beautiful.

$49.00

Conrad Felixmuller: Graphic Works from the Collection of Steven Schuyler [Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College: October 6-November 1, 1992].

By Steven Schuyler, [Text] and David Lynx, [Introduction].

Walla Walla, WA Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, 1992. Paperback First Edition, unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: several tiny indentations at the lower front panel; four, tiny superfical rubbed areas at the lower rear panel; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Squarish 8vo. 37pp. Essay by James Soden. List of Exhibited Works. Bibliography. First Edition, unstated. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. Conrad Felixmüller (1897 –1977) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker. Born in Dresden as Conrad Felix Müller, he chose Felixmüller as his nom d'artiste. One of the youngest members of the New Objectivity movement, Felixmüller was also a member of the Communist Party of Germany. His paintings often deal with the social realities of Germany's Weimar Republic. He was mentor to German expressionist, Otto Dix. From 1949 to 1962 he taught at the University of Halle. He died in the Berlin suburb of Zehlendorf. His 1924 watercolour Couple in a Landscape was found as part of the 2012 Nazi loot discovery.

$19.60

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

Emilio Greco: Sculpture & Drawings.

By J.P Hodin.

Greenwich, CT New York Graphic Society, 1971. Hardcover First Edition [1971], so stated. First Edition [1971], so stated. Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: Book shows indications of very light use: the top edge and the front and rear end papers show faint foxing; faint signs of exposure to water at the front free endpaper only, causing the slightest wavines; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows only mild rubbing and barely discernible soiling; price intact; mylar-protected. Overall, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large, squarish 4to. 120 Black & White photographic illustrations, 14 in color, plus 15 illustrations in text. Greco's life and work as a sculptor and artist, creator of the famous bronze doors for Orvieto Cathedral. Hardback with DJ.

$24.50

Scapes: The Visions of Tetsuro Sawada 1972-1987.

By Nancy Hermann & Don Buschlen.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Buschlen / Mowatt Fine Arts, 1988. Hardcover First Edition [1988], unstated. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST in red ink on limitation page. Number 138 of 300. First Edition [1988], unstated. Very Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show only minor indications of use. Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows mild rubbing; a bit of wear at the lower extremities and head of backstrip; mylar-protected. Overall, remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. 65pp. Illustrated in brilliant color throughout. Serigraph entitled "Night Glow" no longer present. Black panels with brilliant gilt lettering at front panel. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.

$215.60

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

The Drawings of Bruno Schulz.
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The Drawings of Bruno Schulz.

By Bruno Schulz.

Evanston, IL Northwestern University Press, 1990. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only minor indications of use: crease near the lower rear corner, and a smaller, fainter crease at the lower front corner; a faint waviness to the text block at the top edge; else only the the mildest rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 271pp. Profusely Illustrated in Black & White. Edited and with an Introduction by Jerzy Ficowski. With an Essay by Ewa Kuryluk. Photography by Adam Kaczkowski. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. In 1941, fearing for his life, Bruno Schulz gave away many of his drawings to trusted friends who took them underground. After his murder, the Germans systematically eradicated most other traces of Schulz's existence. This small but important collection of Schulz's surviving sketches, drawings and engravings represents a major contribution to the archives of European expressionism. This remarkable book, produced by poet and Bruno Schulz scholar Jerzy Ficowski, assembles more than 200 artistic works of the famed Polish Jewish author, best known for The Street of Crocodiles, produced in the 1990s as a play of the same name by Simon McBurney's London Theatre de Complicite. Thanks to that brilliant staging, easily one of the 20th century's most remarkable dramatic productions, audiences of tens of thousands learned of this obscure artist and writer. Born on July 12, 1892, the third and youngest child of a merchant, Schulz lived and worked in Drohobycz, and reflected in all his works his close connection to his family and place. In 1939, the Soviets occupied eastern Poland, and Schulz survived that period without experiencing the deportation suffered by hundreds of thousands of others. Still, he was unable to work. But in June 1941, when the Nazis entered the area, he was like all the Jews of Poland further enslaved. The infamous Viennese Nazi and Jew murderer Felix Landau also had a taste for art, and boasted of keeping a Jewish artist slave alive on one daily bowl of soup and slice of bread. Schulz survived a year under Landau's "protection," but on Black Thursday, Nov. 19, 1942, he was shot in the head by Gestapo officer Karl Guenther and buried at night by a devoted friend in a Jewish cemetery that has since disappeared, along with his grave. Assembled here, with Ficowski's 28-page introduction and his 12-page essay entitled "Catepillar Cat, or Bruno Schulz's Drive into the Future of the Past," are more than 200 Schulz drawings and engravings, most of which reside in Warsaw's Museum of Literature. These include Schulz's The Booke of Idolatry, an early collection of 25 works, including drawings, circa 1919 and later, on which he worked for several years. It illustrates imaginary scenes of mythical pastorals, nymphs and weird men, fawning on women. There are scenes labeled "Masochistic," which are really more fetishist than the sort of full-blown evil one might expect, a series of nudes, and a 12-print section entitled "The Table," reminiscent of scenes from The Street of Crocodiles. In "Jews," readers are treated to 16 prints and sketches of Jewish worshipers, students and scholars. The collection also includes 16 self-portraits and 8 portraits, all of them remarkable in their intensity and precision. There are also several book covers. But my favorite section is the 44-page group of "Illustrations" from Schulz's writings, including The Street of Crocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. There is one other collection, Letters and Drawings of Bruno Schulz, that contains some of these works. But those reproductions are few, and their quality far inferior. To my knowledge, this is the best gathering of the artists' pictorial works. How much more of his work was lost altogether? We may never know. Schulz' brilliance was incalculable, the loss of his work and world, the more so.

$94.67

Fassianos: The Painter, The Engraver [Phasianos, ho zographos, ho charaktes].

By Yannis Kolokotranis [Curator, Pierides Museum].

Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, 1991. Paperback Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. 39pp. Profusely illustrated in Color. Text in Greek and English. [katalogos tes ektheseos sten Pinakotheke Pieride]. Note by Dimetrios Z. Pierides. English Translations by Tanya Ramaki and John Leatham. Pinakotheke Pieride Pinakotheke Pieride. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$49.00

Andy Warhol, Retrospective.
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Andy Warhol, Retrospective.

By Heiner Bastian.

London, UK Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2002. Paperback First Ed USA, First Printing stated. First Ed USA, First Printing stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; small spot of faint indentation at front panel; binding shows very slight spine lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. 318pp. Gatefold Wraps: Trade Paperback.

$58.80

Tusquets (Eugenia).

By Ken Rackow.

Oakland, CA Autumn Press/CNA Art Available Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1983. Paperback First Edition [1983], unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated (32pp). Photography by Paul Castellon. First Edition [1983], unstated. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps. Born and Educated in Barcelona, Eugenia Tusquets offers a blend of surrealism and traditional techniques to her haunting portraits of children and women.

$24.50

Grafica Tedesca nel Tempo di Albrecht Durer.

By Albrecht Durer.

Venezia, Italia Fantoni Artegrafica , 1964. Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows light wear to the the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Despite some minor flaws, remains a handsome copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 8vo. 70pp. with about 32pp. black & white illustrations. Introduction by Erich Steingraber. Edited by Peter Streiber. Catalogue raisonnee of Show: Firenze,Uffizi, Dicembre, 1964-Gennaio, 1965. Text in Italian. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$24.50