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    Paul Jenkins by Elsen, Albert

    New York: Harry N. Abrams. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. [1973]. Hardcover. 081090215X . Gray woven cloth with a small ink spot to the rear board. Age spotting to the top edge of the boards, and spine. The dust jacket shows slight creasing. Tipped-in color plates and black and white illustrations. Bibliography, including exhibition catalogs.; 284 pages .



    Joseph Cornell: An Exploration of Sources by Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe

    Washington DC: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution , 1982. First printing. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good. 48 pages. Pamphlet with staple binding. No illustrations. Notes,analysis to each work of art included in the exhibition.



    New York Folklore: Marketing Folk Art, Vol. XII, No.1- 2, Winter-Spring 1986 by Stevens, Phillips, Jr., ed

    Binghamton: New York Folklore Society, 1986. First edition. Paper wrappers. A fine copy. As new.. Trade format. Articles on: Religious symbols in Afro-American Folk Arts, Migrant Laborers, Marketing Folk Art Style, Baltimore Screen Art, Crafts Assistance Program, Traditional Crafts.



    Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures by Wilmerding, John

    Harry N Abrams, 1987. Hardcover. Good. Tall hardcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate edgewear. Jacket has light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. May not be available for international shipment at usual rates due to weight/size.



    Contemporary Romantic Landscape Painting by Henry, Gerrit

    Orlando, Fla.: Orlando Museum of Art, 1986. Exhibition catalogue. Oblong 8vo. 44 pp.; 26 black & white reproductions. Features works by: Adele Alsop, Brooks Anderson, Elizabeth Awalt, Robert Berlind, Daniel Chard, Sheppard Craige, Richard Crozier, Barbara Cushing, Daniel Dallmann, David Deutsch, Katherine Doyle, Joellyn Duesberry, Chuck Forsman, Keith Jacobshagen, Simeon Lagodich, Douglas Maquire, Daniel Morper, Harry Orlyk, Darragh Park, Bill Richards, Bill Sullivan, Sarah Supplee, Robert Terry, Tom Uttech, Jane Wilson and Stephen Woodburn. Near fine in wraps.



    Through the Habitrails by Nicholson, Jeff

    Oakland, California, U.S.A.: Colonia Pr, 1996. First printing. Rubbing to cover, some aging to (newsprint) paper. Unpaginated.. Second Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.



    Recent Ideals of American Art by George William Sheldon

    New York: D. Appleton, 1890. First Edition, Rebound in Three Volumes. Quarter black leather with matching outside corners and textured black leather over boards with gilt titling on the spine with six gilt bands. Very good/very good. 12.5" x 16.25", pp. iv, 2-162, rebound into 3 volumes from the one original, which not uncommonly cracked and became unhinged. Clean, tight, bright photogravures and typogravures. Most illustrations have mirroring on facing page of blank guard pages. New bindings have some wear at top and bottom of spine, and light wear at some corners, otherwise fine. Includes renowned reproductions of artists like Childe Hassam, Charles Sprague Pearce, Winslow Homer and Ridgeway Knight. "One hundred and seventy-five oil paintings and water colors in the galleries of private collectors, produced in Paris on Copper plates by the Gouptil photogravure and typogravure process.



    The Arts by Van Loon Hendrik Willem

    Cover Page: ".. to give the general reader ...a better understanding and a greater appreciation of everything that has been done within the realm of painting and architecture and music and sculpture and the theatre and most of the so called minor arts from the beginning of time until the moment we come so close to them that we begin to lose our perspective."



    Urban Walls: A Generation of Collage in Europe & America by Taylor, Brandon

    Manchester, VT: Hudson Hills Press, 2008. 1st . Hardcover. Fine/Fine.



    An American Bestiary by Sayre Haverstock, Mary

    Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. First Edition 1979. 1979., 1979. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original vivid orange cloth covers, white lettering to the spine. Folio 12½'' x 10'' 248 pp ISBN 0810906821. 73 colour plates, many monochrome illustrations throughout. Fine condition book in near Fine condition dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0810906821



    Georgia O'Keeffe by Messinger, Lisa Mintz

    New York: Thames and Hudson & The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988. Paperback. Very Good +. softcover. 96 pages. Includes a Chronology and Selected Bibliography. Illustrated throughout with color and black & white reproductions. A number of full-page color plates. Some light wear at a few corner tips of the covers.



    Norman Rockwell Illustrator by Guptill, Arthur L. (Norman Rockwell)

    Published by Watson-Guptill, New York 1975. New York 1975., 1975. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the front cover. Folio. 12'' x 9¼''. ISBN 070252130. Contains 208 printed pages of text with colour and monochrome illustrations throughout. Without any ownership markings. Fine condition book, in Very Good condition dust wrapper with a little sun fading to the spine, small chip and short closed tear to the front cover, not price clipped. Member of the P.B.F.A.



    Legendary Artists of Taos-- [Limited #72 of 100 & Signed,) by Nelson, Mary Carroll

    Santa Fe New Mexico : Fenn Publishing , 1980. 175pp; Full Thick Calf or Bull Leather with Picture of an Indian blind stamped onto front cover, Marbled end papers; Color & B/W illust. Slight scuffing, one page is a little crinkled. The limited laid in etching is not present. More Art titles = >booksellers>amber unicorn>keyword = art . Signed by Author. Limited First Edition. Hard Back Full-Leather. Very Good/No jacket Issued. 4to, 12 x 9;.



    Scruples Two by Krantz, Judith

    Crown Publishers, 1992. Promotional excerpt. Chapter One (only) in staplebound wrap in a 'pocketbook' folder complete with chain. Some very minor shelfwear to folder, seal has been broken. All else as new. Evidently uncommon. 28 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Book.


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    American Painting History and Interpretation by Barker, Virgil

    New York: Bonanza Books. No Date, circa 1950. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners and spine faded. Illustrated with Black and White plates. Previous owner's blindstamp to half-title page. 717 pages A scholarly and comprehensive work. . 1st thus. Hardback.



    Of Women and their Elegance by Mailer, Norman; Greene, Milton

    Simon & Schuster, 1980. First printing. Black cloth, gilt titles. Photographs of Monroe and other actresses by Milton H. Greene, both B&W and color, accompanied by a very personal essay on women by the author. Book & DJ near fine. 288 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.



    John Lewis Krimmel: Genre Artist of the Early Republic by Harding, Anneliese

    Winterhur, Delaware, U.S.A.: Winterthur Museum, 1996. First printing. Rust cloth, gilt titles. A collection of work by America's first genre painter who worked in Pihladelphia and was influenced by David Wilkie and William Hogarth. Plates in color & B&W. Includes bibliography & index. Unread, as new in like DJ. 268 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.



    Richard Estes: The Complete Paintings 1966-1985. by MEISEL, LOUIS

    New York: Harry Abrams., 1986. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Oblong 4to. Original cloth, d/w. 26.0 x 27.0cms, 144pp, 90 b/w & 90 Colour Illusts, This text features 8 gate-fold reproductions of Estes's major photorealist paintings of Paris and New York



    A Painter's Paradise: Artists and the California Landscape by Martin, Gloria Rexford and William H. Gerdts

    Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1996. 1st . Soft cover. Fine. <p>The catalogue for an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, November 29. 1996 to February 16, 1997. Contains two essays: Landscape Painting in California: The Critical Response by William H. Gerdts and "A Painter's Paradise: Artists and the California Landscape by Gloria Rexford Martin. Profusely illustrated in color.</p>



    U.S. Coast Guard Gives Japs the Old "One-Two" by Willys

    1945. World War II vintage ad for Willys Jeeps with illustrated with James Milton Sessions painting (color). From an unnamed periodical, possibly Colliers. In plastic sleeve with cardboard backing. Very good with crease to paper below painting, edgewear.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by James Milton Sessions. Book.



    Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane by Mauch, James W

    Laurys Station, Pennsylvania: Garrigues House Publishers, 2000. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. 232 pages. Illustrated throughout with most in full color. Index, Bibliography. This copy signed by the author on the front-free end paper. Lower fore-edge corner of the front panel lightly bumped.



    Jim Dine by DINE, Jim (Cincinnati, 1935)

    Milano: Edizione a cura della Galleria, , 1973. Cartolina (card). Molto Buono (Very Good). Invito della mostra tenutasi presso la Galleria Ariete Grafica, Milano, dal 23 maggio 1973. Riproduzione in bianco e nero di un'incisione dell'Artista. Timbro postale e indirizzo del destinatario al verso. 16mo (cm 17x23). . Molto Buono (Very Good). .



    Hokusai: One Hundred Poets by Morse, Peter

    Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: George Braziller, 1989. Orange binding, gilt titles. First edition (FP), 1989. Elongated portrait folio with 41 color plates and 70 B&W illustrations. Printed on heavy matte-finish paper. Unread, as new in like DJ. 222 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.



    A Life in Photography by STEICHEN, Edward

    Doubleday & Co, 1963. First. hardcover. near fine/very good. Steichen, Edward. Illustrated with 249 Photographic plates. Square 4to, gilt-lettered black cloth, d.w. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1963. First edition, first printing with the decorative endpapers. Top inner corner is bumped, slightly effecting pages, otherwise a near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. This copy is inscribed in ink by the artist on the title page "To... with love from the Steichens.



    Photographs of the Southwest by Adams, Ansel

    Boston: New York Graphic Society. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0821206990 . Selected photographs made from 1928 to 1968 in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah with a statement by the photographer. Boston: New York Graphic Society, (1976). First Edition, First Printing. Oblong, 10 x 12 in. 109 reproduced photographs in b&w. Rust cloth, gilt letters. Book in fine condition, owner's name on front free endpaper, dj near fine. With Essay on the Land by Lawrence Clark Powell. ISBN 0821206990; Photographs; 12.3 X 9.5 X 0.5 inches; 128 pages .

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