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    Endgame: Reference and Simulation in Recent Painting and Sculpture by Ross, David A. (Preface)

    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1986. Softcover. VG-. General shelf wear, slightly bowed covers.. Orange and red striped wraps with green lettering. 115 pp. with color and BW images throughout. Catalogue from the exhibition, with 6 essays and a checklist of the exhibition, held September 25-November 30, 1986.


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    American Art, 1750-1800: Towards Independence by Charles F. Montgomery Patricia E. Kane, editors

    New York: New York Graphic Society, Victoria and Albert Museum; Yale University Art Museum, 1976. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 9 x 11 1/2 inches. 320 pages. Condition of the book is Near Fine; looks new on all points. Dust jacket is Very Good; spine lightly faded, price-clipped. STK


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    Art Nouveau Decorative Flowers by Wheeler, William

    L'Aventurine, 1996. Soft cover. Like New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Large paperback in like new condition. After the plates by M. P. Verneuil. 171 pages.


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    The Procession of Flowers in Colorado by Helen Jackson (H.H.); illustrated in water colors by Alice A. Stewart by Jackson, Helen Hunt

    Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886. Hardcover. Very Good. 30, [4] p.: hand-painted, water color floral illustrations on 13 pages; 29 cm. Original wide cream calf spine with gilt-stamped cover title; light green paper over remainder of boards, with gilt-stamped floral decoration running along leather-paper border. White moire endpapers. Lacking original slipcase. This is no. 47 of a limited edition of 100 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist, Alice Stewart. There are two or more binding variants. The illustrations vary in each of the 100 copies of this beautiful book. In Very Good Condition: edges are rubbed; binding lightly soiled; front free endpaper detached but present, lacking lower gutter corner; first blank leaf following front endpapers also detached but present; a few small spots of light discoloration (as is typical of this book); otherwise, clean and bright.


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    Father Lindesmith's Collection: History into Art and Anthropology by Mack, Joanne M. Bethany Montagano and Candace S. Greene

    South Bend, Ind: Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, 2012. Softcover. VG, As New. White & blue & color illus. wraps, 140 pp., profusely illus., chiefly in color. Issued in conjunction with a 2012 exhibition of the collection of Native American art and other pieces assembled by Father Eli Washington John Lindesmith (1827-1922). Lindesmith "served as the first Catholic chaplain ever commissioned int he U.S. Army during peacetime. Assigned to Fort Keogh, Montana Territory, he interacted daily and directly with infantry, cavalry, and Native American scouts -- primarily Cheyenne. He also traveled to important historic and natural-history sites. Over time, he amassed a collection of objects that can be divided into six major categories: military, Montana history, Native American ethnohistory, natural history, personal, and religious. Father Lindesmith's collection provides unique snapshots of the Northern Plains during the 1880s." (foreword) With essays by Joanne M. Mack, Bethany Montagano, and Candace S. Greene, and many beautiful illustrations of Native American beadwork, and more.


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    Radford's Artistic Bungalows Unique Collection of 208 Designs Best Modern Ideas in Bungalow Architecture by Radford, William A

    Chicago: Radford Architectural Co, 1908. Hardcover. Orig. decorated lime cloth, lettered and illustrated in red, black and light green. Very good. 221 pages. 27 1/2 x 20 cm. Drawings of each bungalow design with accompanying floor plans for modest and middle class budgets. Interior contents clean, wear to backstrip extremities and corners.


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    Nineteenth-Century San Francisco Art Exhibition Catalogues by Schwartz, Ellen

    Davis, Ca: Library Associates, University Library, University of California, Davis, 1981. VG, binders flaw at top of pages 113-116 where page corners were folded over prior to trimming, otherwise like new. Wraps. 180 pp. Limited press run of 325 copies. Extremely difficult to locate, and essential reference. Very well cross-referenced by artist, owner, exhibition. Lists at least 70 different catalogues. Very scarce, limited to 325 copies.


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    Objects of Bright Pride: Northwest Coast Indian Art from the American Museum of Natural History by NY: American Federation of Arts, 1978

    1988. 2nd Revised Edition. Softcover. VG or VG-, some writing inside front cover of one copy. Black wraps. 129 pp. 100 bw & color plates. Text by Allen Wardwell.


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    La Caverne Sentimentale: Peintures, Dessins & Films by Van der Linden, Anne; Rouzaud, Jean (text); Shenfield, June (text)

    United Dead Artists, 2000. First Edition. Paperback. Near fine. 12mo. Colour and b&w illustrations. Includes a section on the artist's films.


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    A LIFE IN PHOTOGRAPHY by Edward Steichen

    Garden City: Doubleday and Co., 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 10 x 11 in. Black paper boards. Lavish B&W plates. Condition is NEAR FINE ; minor wear, boards a touch sunned at top edge. Binding tight and text spotless. DJ is VERY GOOD ; rubbed, some small partly open tears. Photo. Stax.


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    A Memorial Of Alexander Anderson, M.D., The First Engraver on Wood in America by Lossing, Benson John

    NY: Printed for the Subscribers, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Modern quarter brown calf and marbled boards. Very good. Anderson, John. 103 pages. 27 x 17 cm. Thirty-eight plates includes engraved frontispiece of Anderson. Index. Read before the New York Historical Society, Oct. 5, 1870. Bewick"s influence on Anderson was profound. KARPEL K771. "Preceded by a brief history of wood-engraving, the memoir provides a biographical sketch of Anderson......Always fascinated by pictures Anderson began engraving at the age of 12 and continued doing so even during his medical studies. Man of Anderson' earliest engravings are mentioned......Some of his pupils and contemporaries are discussed, and general observations on the business of book publishing are made. Appended to the memoir is Anderson's autobiography written in 1848." Slight joint rubbing, backstrip decorated in blind, black leather spine label printed in gilt.


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    American Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume III: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born between 1846 and 1864 by Burke, Doreen Bolger

    New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Princeton University Press, 1980. Hardcover. VG/G DJ has small tears and center of spine print/illus is rubbed off. Contents are clean and tight . Copy may have previous owner's stamp on ffep. Green cloth, red title block with gilt letters on spine, color pictorial and red lettered dust jacket, 482 pp. 256 bw repros. An essential encyclopedic reference, with extensive essays, catalogue notes and commentary regarding the works in the collection. Artists who fall into this 19th-century time period are approached in chronological order, not alphabetical. Includes a cummulative index to artists listed in all three volumes of this set.


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    Yesterday's Artists on the Monterey Peninsula by Spangenberg, Helen

    Monterey, Calif: Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1976. Softcover. VG. Orange & color illus. wraps, 88 pp., BW & color illus. An art history of Monterey, California; with narrative addressing regions and specific artists and their work. Some full-color illustrations of artwork. Includes bibliographical references (page 85) and index.


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    Art in New Mexico 1900-1945: Paths to Taos and Santa Fe by Eldredge, Charles C. and William H. Truettner and Julie Schimmel

    New York: Abbeville Press, 1986. Hardcover. VG-/VG : Ex-library, with label on spine, stamps on page blocks and title page, pocket and stickers inside back cover, and tape/residue on covers from jacket being taped down. Also some darkening to page blocks from shelf wear and age. Otherwise tight and well-preserved.. Green cloth with color pictorial dustjacket in mylar cover. 227 pp. 96 bw, 115 color repros. Essays by William H. Truettner (Science and Sentiment: Indian Images at the Turn of the Century; and The Art of Pueblo Life), Julie Schimmel (From Salon to Pueblo: The First Generation; and The Hispanic Southwest), and Charles C. Eldredge (Introduction Beyond the Picturesque; and The Faraway Nearby: New Mexico and the Modern Landscape). Also, a chronology by Schimmel, 72 artists' biographies, 10-page bibliography, and lengthy index. A terrific book. Published to accompany an exhibition of the same title which was shown in Washington, DC: National Museum of American Art, Mar. 7 to June 15, 1986, three other locations.


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    Black Folk Art in America, 1930-1980 by Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Jan. 15 to Mar. 28, 1982, six other locations

    Corcoran Gallery / University of Mississippi, 1982. Softbound. G+ (shows some wear on spine and edges, may be ex-library with labels and marks. one copy may have dampstaining/waving to last 1/3 of pages, but no other marks). Black wraps. 186 pp., many BW & color illus. Catalogue lists 391 works by Jesse Aaron, Steve Ashby, David Butler, Ulysses Davis, William Dawson, Sam Doyle, William Edmondson, James Hampton, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Inez Nathaniel-Walker, Leslie Payne, Elijah Pierce, Nellie Mae Rowe, James "Son Ford" Thomas, Mose Tolliver, Bill Traylor, George White, George Williams, Luster Willis and Joseph Yoakum. Excellent bibliography (General and artist). Each artist is profiled with a biography and several illustrations. Almost 120 bw plates, and about 60 color plates make this a wonderful catalogue, with essays written by Jane Livingston, Regina A. Perry and John Beardsley. Monumental.


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    Art in New Mexico 1900-1945: Paths to Taos and Santa Fe by Eldredge, Charles C. and William H. Truettner and Julie Schimmel

    New York: Abbeville Press, 1986. Softcover. VG but for name on ffep and light rubbing to covers; unbroken spine. Color-illustrated wraps. 227 pp. 96 bw, 115 color repros. Essays by William H. Truettner (Science and Sentiment: Indian Images at the Turn of the Century; and The Art of Pueblo Life), Julie Schimmel (From Salon to Pueblo: The First Generation; and The Hispanic Southwest), and Charles C. Eldredge (Introduction Beyond the Picturesque; and The Faraway Nearby: New Mexico and the Modern Landscape). Also, a chronology by Schimmel, 72 artists' biographies, 10-page bibliography, and lengthy index. A terrific book. Catalogue from the traveling exhibition shown in Washington, Cincinnati, Houston, and Denver, between March 1986 and April 1987. Published to accompany an exhibition held in Washington, DC: National Museum of American Art, Mar. 7 to June 15, 1986, three other locations.


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    $112.00

    The Aldine, A Typographic Art Journal, Volume 5

    New York: James Sutton & Co, 1872. All issues for 1872, bound together here in 1873. Hardcover. VG- clean and tight contents but for foxing to contents/illustration list pages and first plate. Binding tight but with rubbing and scuffing to covers/corners.. 1/4 leather. 250 pp. with numerous full page plates. Folio. A bit heavy at 6 pounds and will require extra postage. Includes a general contents and list of illustrations. Contains all issues (1 through 12) for the year 1872. Lovely woodcut engravings. A very nice copy.


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    American Modernism: Precisionist Works on Paper by Green, Nancy

    Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1986. Softcover. VG. Wraps. 36 pp. 26 bw repros. Three-page essay. Seven artists represented by 40 works. Select bibliography. Artists includes Demuth, P. Dickinson, Lozowick, Schamberg, Sheeler, N. Spencer and Stella. Published to accompany an exhibition held in Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Nov. 8 to Dec. 21, 1986, two other locations.


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    The unchanging Hopi: An artist's interpretation in scratchboard drawings and by Barton Wright

    Northland Press, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Northland Press, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First Edition in like new condition with like new dust jacket. This is an oversized book and may require additional shipping charges for international or expedited shipment.


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    Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures by Andrew Wyeth/ John Wilmerding

    New York: Harry N Abrams, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 10 x 11 inches. 208 pages. Condition of the book is Near Fine; No flaws noted - looks new on all points. Dust jacket is Very Good; Very light surface wear. STK


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    Wild Pilgrimage A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward by Ward, Lynd

    Cleveland: World Publishing Co, 1967. Near Fine/near fine. First World Printing 1967. No text just woodcuts, and amazing work Near Fine condition in Very Good dustjacket


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    Photographs of the Southwest by Ansel Adams, with an essay on the land by Lawrence Clark Powell

    Boston: New York Graphic Society/ Little Brown & Co, 1984. Second printing. Paperback. Very Good. 12 x 9 inches. 128 pages. Condition is Very Good; very light surface wear to covers, otherwise excellent. STK


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    Vertigo A novel in woodcuts by Ward, Lynd

    New York: Random House, 1937. Very Good. Very Good with some wear to edges . 230 wood engravings by Ward with no text (wordless).


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    SAUL STEINBERG by Harold Rosenberg

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Paperback. Good. 11 x 11 in. Paper wraps. Condition is GOOD ; covers are detached, binding of the text is fine. Text unmarked. Art. Stax.


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