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    Clarice Cliff by Lynn Knight

    Bloomsbury (1st), 2003. F in DW. 24x16cm.,. a biography of one of the most prominent ceramic designers of the 20th C. col photos.and b & w illus.,


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    ING by COOLIDGE, Clark

    New York: Angel Hair Books, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. The author's second book of poetry, written during a time of fascination with word-fragmentation, building from syllabic plucks, particularly the ends of words. Wrappers illustrated by Philip Guston. From the collection of New York hipster impresario Israel "Izzy" Young, proprietor of the Folklore Center on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, an important nexus for Lower East Side bohemia throughout the late 1950s and 1960s. One of 500 copies. Quarto (27.5cm); illustrated card wrappers, stapled; [56]pp. Hint of toning to extremities, with faint dustiness to wrappers and a few tiny stains to lower right corner of front cover; contents clean; Very Good+.


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    Metropolitan Movies by [POLITICAL CARTOONS & CARICATURE] WORTMAN, Denys

    New York: F.T. Kolars, [1926]. First Edition. Hardcover. Wortman (1887-1958) worked as a staff cartoonist for the New York World from 1924-1952, establishing himself as one of the pre-eminent documentors of urban working-class life of the period, comparable in quality to John Sloan and William Glackens (Guy Pène du Bois actually compared Wortman to the likes of Daumier and Hogarth). The current collection was drawn from Wortman's first two years of published cartoons in the World, and comprises a kaleidoscopic view of 1920s Manhattan, from high-life to low (but with a decided preference and sympathy for the low). A worn copy, but a book that is decidedly uncommon in jacket. Quarto (29cm). Gray textured paper boards, printed in dark gray on front cover; dustjacket; [46] leaves. Inscribed by the author on front endpaper: "To Cousin Tom Flagler / Denys Wortman," dated Christmas, 1929. Volume slightly worn, with 1/2" loss at crown of and paper rubbed through at tips of corners and bottom board edges, thin cracks to hinges. In the original illustrated dustwrapper, heavily rubbed and worn with losses and closed tears but with pictorial portions intact and no loss to titling; Good only.


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    The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics by [KURTZMAN, Harvey] KITCHEN, Denis and Paul Buhle; Harry Shearer, intro

    New York: Abrams Comicarts, [2009]. First Edition. Hardcover. Large square quarto (27.5cm.); publisher's boards in pictorial dust jacket; xiii,[1],241pp.; color illus. throughout. A hint of wear, else Near Fine.


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    Study Chairman Mao's Military Writings

    Poster. c1974. approx 9.5x16 inches.


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    The Jumblies by LEAR, Edward; Edward Gorey, illus

    New York: Young Scott Books, [1968]. First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong octavo (15x23.5cm.); original simulated cloth in tan pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; unpaged; illus. Minor dust-soil, minimal shelf-wear, else Very Good or better. Poem from Lear's The Book of Nonsense illustrated by Gorey. TOLEDANO B38a.


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    Laurence Housman by Engen, Rodney K

    Stroud: Catalpa Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Houseman, Laurence. Covers the career of Laurence Housman (1865-1959) , book designer, illustrator, and author; focuses on his book designs and illustrations. Illustrated with numerous black and white illustrations and 8 color plates from Goblin Market. Contains a biography, an annotated bibliography, and critical essays. Green cloth w/gilt lettering, dark green end papers. Slight indent to last 6 leaves in upper corner (not dog-eared), tiny gold paint spot on front cover. 10"x7"; iv,164 pages.


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    Ben Shahn [Author's Copy] by SHAHN, Bernarda

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. The major monograph on Shahn, written and edited by his wife Bernarda and published three years after his death. This is Bernarda Shahn's file copy. Annotations in Bernarda's hand are laid in on small bits of paper; most have to do with the location of various artworks; a few are more detailed, correcting or modifying aspects of the text. There is also a small (ca. 1" x 3/4"), clipped photographic portrait of Bernarda Shahn laid at front free endpaper (as found). Large square quarto (36cm). Red cloth boards, stamped and lettered in gilt; 373pp; illus. Author's copy, inscribed on front endpaper: "Bernarda Bryson Shahn - my copy - retain." Fine, lacking the dustwrapper.


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    True to His Colours; or, The Life That Wears Best by WILSON, T.P.; Francis Arthur Fraser, illus

    London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (18.25cm.); publisher's brown decorative cloth embossed in black and gilt, brown glazed endpapers; 349pp.; engraved frontispiece, five leaves of plates signed in image "FAF." Just a hint of edge wear, else Near Fine. Contemporary manuscript gift inscription from the Metropolitan Methodist Sabbath School for a Reward of Merit. English temperance novel illustrated by Francis Arthur Fraser, best known for illustrating Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Mark Twain's Roughing It, and other 19th-century classics.


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    Poster: "AMERICA is the loser, too - when avoidable accidents stop production / The U.S. Army says - "Make Haste Safely." by SCHLAIKJER, [Jes Wilhelm] (artist)

    [Washington DC]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Superb example of this War Department poster created by J.W. Schlaikjer, where viewers are told that industrial accidents hinder America's ability to win the war and demonstrating the importance of workplace safety. Schlaikjer was a prominent artist from the DC area, who became Official Artist of the U.S. War Department in 1942, securing an office in the Pentagon, from which he issued a long series of wartime inspirational posters for morale and recruiting. Prior to the war, he created an extensive body of work for pulp magazines like Black Mask and Adventure, as well as mainstream publications like Red Book, Collier's, and Woman's Home Companion. Original illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 72.25cm x 102.5cm (28 3/8" x 40.25"). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; expert infilling and retouching to a few pinpoint areas at the intersection of upper-center folds; very Near Fine. A-.


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    Money & Morals by GILL, Eric; Denis Tegetmeier, illus

    [London]: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1937. New Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's grey cloth, spine lettered in black; [4],156pp.; illus. Light shelf wear, spine cloth a bit toned, else Very Good and sound, albeit lacking jacket. This edition with one added illustration by Tegetmeier. GILL 28.


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    Sailing Through China [Limited Edition, Signed] by THEROUX, Paul; Patrick Procktor, illus

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984. First American Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 250 copies of which this is no. 33. Slim 12mo (18.25cm.); original cloth, pictorial plate printed in brown mounted to upper cover, in cream pictorial dust jacket; 64pp.; frontispiece, text illus. throughout. Near Fine. Signed by the author and illustrator, the latter's signature with limitation in his hand of 33/400.


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    Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti by Albers, Patricia

    New York, NY: Clarkson Potter, 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. xvi, 382 pp. Bound in quarter black over orange boards, in illustrated dust wrapper. 32 pages of black and white photographs, many by Modotti and a few by Edward Weston. Fine in Fine dust wrapper.


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    The Growth of the Book-Jacket by ROSNER, Charles (text); LUSTIG, Alvin (jacket design)

    Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Attractive copy of Rosner's survey of dustjackets, ranging from the earliest-known 19th century jackets through the 1950's, providing reproductions of jackets from 25 different countries (226 illustrations). Quarto (25cm); turquoise cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xxxiv,[2]pp, plus 74pp of black and white reproductions of dustjackets. Boards slightly splayed, touch of offset from flaps onto endpapers, with a hint of dustiness to text edges; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $4.00), gently spine-sunned, with a touch of dustiness and some scattered foxing to flaps; Very Good+.


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    Through Pathless Skies To The North Pole" and "The Discoverer," in The National Geographic Magazine. Volume Llll, No. 1-6, January-June, 1928 by (National Geographic Society). Wyeth, N. C

    Washington, D. C.: National Geographic Society, 1928. First edition. Half red leather over cloth boards. A copy, worn, leather split at rear hinge, still tight, some creasing to first plate.. 766 pp. Illus. with color & b/w photos & drawings & maps. 8vo. The two fold-out murals by N. C. Wyeth plus articles on Lindbergh, Dalmatian Days, Bird Banding, adventures on the 'Islander', Algiers, Siam, Michigan, Bali, Archeology by Air, Umbria, Tuscany, Iceland, Bogota, Mount Vernon, English manor houses, Texas, Meteor Crater.


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    Erro. Catalogue General by ERRO [pseud Guðmundur Guðmundsson)

    Paris: Editions du Chene, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Catalogue raisonne of the works of this postmodern Icelandic painter and pastichiste, many of whose works juxtapose pornographic imagery with political propaganda. Fully illustrated, with more than 1000 works pictured, including 6 pages in color. Quarto (29cm). Black cloth, lettered in white on spine and front cover; 226,[12]pp; illus. Tight, straight, Near Fine copy, lacking jacket.


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    Tap Dancing for Big Mom by LLOYD, Roseann; Arne Nyen, illus

    [St. Paul]: New Rivers Press, 1985 [c. 1986]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (22.75cm.); publisher's green pictorial card wrappers; 109pp.; illus. Light shelf wear, tiny chip at spine crown, else Very Good or better. Minnesota Voices Project Number 25.


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    20 Drawings by Franco Minei by MINEI, Franco

    New York: Gallery 63, [1964]. First Edition. Paperback. Attractive, privately-issued portfolio of Minei's drawings from the 1960s, mostly large-scale portraits and life studies rendered in ink wash. Minei (b. 1922) is an important Italian realist, one of the founders of the New Roman school and a student of Giorgio di Chirico. This item very scarce; none others noted in commerce, and OCLC returns no locations. Folio (50cm). Number 207 of an unspecified number of copies. Printed paper portfolio containing 21 loose sheets, including one page of letterpress and 20 halftones after original works by the author. Inscribed on front cover: "A Ben Shan [sic] / mio maestro e mi [illegible]," signed by the artist and dated in 1964. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on inside front cover.


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    El Grito: A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought, Vol. IV, no. 4, Summer, 1971 by ROMANO-V., Octavio et al., eds

    Berkeley: Quinto Sol Publications, 1971. Paperback. Slim octavo (23cm.); publisher's grey pictorial card wrappers by Carmen Lomas Garza; 69pp.; illus. Light wear, else Very Good to Near Fine. Includes Guadalupe Salinas' two-part essay "Mexican-Americans and Desegregation."


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    New Masses - Vol.XXII, No.10 (March 2, 1937) by BODENHEIM, Maxwell, Henry Roth, Joseph Freeman, and Fielding Burke, et al. (contributors)

    New York: Weekly Masses, Co., Inc, 1937. First Edition. Paperback. Contributors to this issue include Henry Roth, Edwin Rolfe, Dale Kramer, Fielding Burke, Robert Forsythe, Maxwell Bodenheim, Carolyn Corbin, and others. Contains an exclusive interview of Mexican President Lazaro Cárdenas del Río by Joseph Freeman. Superb cover illustration by Bertrando Valloton. Large Quarto (31cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 32pp; illus. Mild toning and trivial wear to wrappers, else Near Fine.


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    The Admirable Crichton by BARRIE, J.M. (play); THOMSON, Hugh (illustrations)

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. First U.K. Trade Edition. Hardcover. Basis for Lewis Gilbert's 1957 British comedy film of the same name, starring Kenneth More, Diane Cilento, Cecil parker and Sally Ann Howes. Thick quarto; crimson cloth, with titling and elaborative decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; viii, 236pp; illus. + 20 hand-tipped color plates. Some trivial wear to board edges, offsetting to endpapers, with old, shallow dampstain to right edge of text; Very Good+.


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    Ma a winka by RAMACHANDER, Akumal; Stasys Eidrigevi ius (illus)

    Warzawa: Wydawnictwo Tenten, 1993. First Thus. First Polish edition, a translation of "Little Pig," first published in English. Small quarto; pictorial laminated boards (hardcover); 29pp; illus. Fine, unworn copy. Illustrated juvenile featuring the work of Lithuanian painter and graphic designer Stasys Eidrigevi ius. Text entirely in Polish.


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    Viisi Albumia / Fem Albumer / Five Albums / [Text in Russian] Piat' Al'bomov [Inscribed & Signed with Original Drawing] by KABAKOV, Ilya

    Helsinki: Nykytaiteen Museo / Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio (31cm.); publisher's black pictorial blind-lettere cloth, color plate mounted to upper cover; [4],231,[1]xipp.; chiefly color illus. First and last few leaves printed on lower quality stock with subsequent toning, else a Fine copy. Inscribed and signed in Russian on half title by the Ukrainian-American conceptual artist, including a sketch of a rabbit. Exhibition catalog showcasing Kabakov's "albums of words and pictures, which were based on the lives of ten people. All of them were imaginary beings, residents in a typical Soviet apartment" (introduction, p. ii).


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    The Real Story of a Real Doll by HIGGINS, Violet Moore

    New York: Robert M. McBride, 1929. First Edition. Presentable copy of this somewhat uncommon children's book from the pen of Violet Moore Higgins, a talented cartoonist and illustrator labeled by cartoon historian Alan Holtz as "almost criminally undercelebrated." Higgins drew the 1920s syndicated comic strip "Drowsy Dick," and remained active as a children's illustrator until her death in the mid-1960s. Octavo. Original orange pictorial cloth boards; 116pp; map endpapers. Mild to moderate external rubbing and soil, with a bit of fraying to spine ends; ownership signature, else internally clean, tight, and unmarked. A Very Good copy.


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    Poster: El Tigre Saltó y Mató, Pero Morirá...Morirá [The Tiger Jumped and Killed but It Will Die...It Will Die] by BACHS, Eduardo Muñoz (design); ALVAREZ, Santiago (director)

    [Havana, Cuba: S.i., 1973]. Film poster for Cuban director Santiago Alvarez's 16-minute documentary film depicting the injustices commited in Chile in the 1970's under the fascist dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. It featured music by Chilean folk singers Violeta Parra and Victor Jara; shortly after the Chilean coup in 1973, Jara was arrested, tortured, and shot to death with 44 bullets from machine gun fire, his body later thrown out into the street of a shantytown in Santiago. Designed by Cuban artist Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, prominently featuring a cartoonish image of Pinochet, whose nose is puncturing a guitar painted the colors of the Chilean flag. Not found in OCLC. Original poster, silkscreened in black, red, and blue on off-white stock, measuring 51cm x 76cm (20.25" x 30"). Professionally linen-backed, with expert touch-up along lower margin and a small area near the center image; Near Fine.


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