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Sofia Bassi
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Sofia Bassi

By Salvador Elizondo

Editorial Artes de Mexico, 1974. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. INSCRIBED BY SOFIA BASSI on the title page. A sharp, clean copy to boot of the 1974 1st edition of this uncommon --and very impressive-- monograph on the Mexican surrealist painter Sofia Bossi (1913-1998). Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, VG+ to Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of very light wear along the foot of the spine. Tall quarto, high-quality color (in addition to a number of black-and-white) reproductions thruout. An essay by Salvador Elizondo about the artist's work ("The Dream Continents") appears in Spanish, English, French, Italian and German. Followed by a bibliograhy and then a generous sampling of the work itself.

$400.00

The Paper Snake (The Limited Edition--With Artwork and Additional Ephemera)
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The Paper Snake (The Limited Edition--With Artwork and Additional Ephemera)

By Ray Johnson

New York: The Something Else Press, 1965. Boards. Near Fine/Very Good +. Ray Johnson. The February 1965 limited edition, purportedly of 197 copies. In its rich-blue, patterned boards, this is a distinctly different binding from the pictorial cloth of the trade edition. Furthermore, this copy includes an original piece of Ray Johnson art, a 7" strip of collage (with thin striped paper running vertically against a deep blue), contained within an envelope fastened to the front pastedown. The book itself is clean and very presentable as well. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light chipping --and just a touch of very lght creasing-- along the panel edges. Oblong quarto, also includes 3 laid-in 8 1/2"x11" "Sample Pages" of "The Paper Snake", all distinct from each other and each a reproduction of a page from the book.

$2000.00

Jasper Johns (Signed by Jasper Johns)
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Jasper Johns (Signed by Jasper Johns)

By Michael Crichton

New York: Harry N. Abrams (Whitney Museum of American Art), 1977. Cloth. Very Good +/Near Fine. SIGNED BY JASPER JOHNS on the front free endpaper. A very solid copy to boot of the 1977 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (light spotting at the panels) in a crisp, Fine dustjacket. Quarto, "149 black-and-white illustrations accompanying the text -- 128 large plates, including 61 in full color, with 6 fold-out plates". One of the great early monographs on Johns, based on the 1977 exhibition at New York's Whitney Museum.

$1500.00

Rockwell Kent
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Rockwell Kent

By Merle Armitage

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. Boards. Very Good. The 1932 1st edition of this impressive monograph on Rockwell Kent, authored by his friend the renowned publisher and designer Merle Armitage. Tight and VG in its blue boards, with bright gilt-titling and device at the front panel and lightly-faded gilt-lettering along the spine. Light pencil to the front free endpaper and rear pastedown, very light scuffing along the edges. Octavo, captioned black-and-white reproductions and Kent bibliography at the rear.

$100.00

The Paintings of Ross Bleckner
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The Paintings of Ross Bleckner

By Richard Milazzo

Brussels: Editions Alain Noirhomme, 2007. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. A crisp, all-but-pristine copy of the January 2007 stated 1st edition of this exhaustive monograph on the American painter Ross Bleckner. Tight and Fine in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket, with very light surface scratching to the jacket's front panel. Thick folio, lovely color and black-and-white reproductions thruout.

$300.00

La Destination (Un Livre de Lettres)
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La Destination (Un Livre de Lettres)

By Rene Magritte

Brussels: Les Levres Nues, 1977. Original wraps. Very Good +. 1977 collection of Rene Magritte "Lettres a Marcel Marien (1937-1962)". Tight and VG+ in its pictorial wrappers, with very light spotting to the panels and along the fore and bottom edges. Octavo, 1,000 copies issued.

$50.00

Vance Kirkland--Retrospective
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Vance Kirkland--Retrospective

Denver: Palace Editions, 2000. Boards. Near Fine. A very sharp copy of the 2000 1st edition of this impressive monograph on American painter Vance Kirkland (1904-1981). Tight and Near Fine in its pictorial, laminate boards, with very light, occasional surface scratching. Tall quarto, first-rate color reproductions thruout. Dual text (in both English and Russian).

$150.00

Ella's Certain Window: An Illustrated Biography of Ella Condie Lamb--An American Artist (With a Letter from the Author)
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Ella's Certain Window: An Illustrated Biography of Ella Condie Lamb--An American Artist (With a Letter from the Author)

By Barea Lamb Seeley

BLS Corporation, 1998. Cloth. Fine/Fine. An all-but-pristine copy of the 1998 stated 1st edition. Tight and Fine in a crisp, Near Fine to Fine dustjacket. Tall quarto, dozens and dozens of color and black-and-white illustrations thruout. Also includes a laid-in 1 pg. TLS rom the author (Barea Lamb Seeley) to Dianne Pilgrim, former Director of New York's Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

$50.00

Josef Albers: His Work as Contribution to Visual Articulation in the Twentieth Century
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Josef Albers: His Work as Contribution to Visual Articulation in the Twentieth Century

By Eugen Gomringer

New York: George Wittenborn Inc, 1968. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. A handsome copy of this uncommon 1968 monograph on the great German-born American artist and educator Josef Albers. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, VG+ dustjacket, with several very small closed tears --and just a touch of very light chipping-- along the panel edges. Oblong quarto, lovely color and black-and-white illustrations thruout. Text by Eugen Gomringer, additional articles by Clara Diament de Sujo, Will Grohmann, Norbert Lynton and Michel Seuphor.

$650.00

Toshinobu Onosato
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Toshinobu Onosato

Tokyo: Minami Gallery, 1964. Boards. Fine/Near Fine. Uncommon monograph on Japanese printmaker Toshinobu Onosato (1912-1986). Solid and Fine in its boards. And in a bright, light-blue, Near Fine dustjacket, with very light offsetting along the bottom-edges. Tall quarto, crisp color and black-and-white reproductions thruout. Text in both Japanese and English.

$100.00

A'ndare of Sri Lanka
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A'ndare of Sri Lanka

By Tilak Samarawickrema

Cremora, Italy: Cartobina, 1981. Cloth. Fine. Tilak Samarawickrema. A nice Association copy: INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR/ARTIST TILAK SAMARAWICKREMA TO DIANNE PILGRIM, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE COOPER-HEWITT MUSEUM IN NEW YORK. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1981 1st edition. Clean and Fine in its orange cloth. And including a sturdy, very well-preserved example of the publisher's dark-cloth slipcase. #572 of 1,000 copies issued.

$50.00

Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonne (Complete in 9 Vols.)
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Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonne (Complete in 9 Vols.)

By Edited by the Paul Klee Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Berne

London: Thames and Hudson, 2004. Cloth. Fine/Fine. A remarkable undertaking, the sweeping, full catalogue raisonne of Paul Klee, complete in 9 massive quarto volumes. This is the 1st English language edition, published out of London by Thames and Hudson between 1998 and 2004. All 9 volumes are tight and very sharp and Near Fine to Fine, with no writing or markings of any kind internally. And all 9 are in crisp, Near Fine to Fine dustjackets. Vol. 8 alone is the German edition, published in Berne, Switzerland by Bentelli. The text of course is in German, otherwise this is identical to the Thames and Hudson edition, with exactly the same reproductions and the same formatting. The 9 volumes of the catalogue raisone are constituted as follows: Vol. I) 1883-1912: Berne, Munich and 'Der blaue Reiter'; Vol. 2) 1913-1918: 'Der Sturm', Tunisia and military service; Vol. 3) 1919-1922: Illustrations to Candide published; the Weimar Bauhaus; Vol. 4) 1923-1926: The Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau; Vol. 5) 1927-1930: The Bauhaus in Dessau; exhibition in New York; Vol. 6) 1931-1933: The Kunstakademie, Dusselforf; dismissal by Nazi regime; Vol. 7) 1934-1938: Return to Berne; Vol. 8) 1939: Berne, the 'Angel series and premonitions of death; Vol. 9) 1940: Berne, last works. (From the rear dustjacket flap: This first ever authoritative Catalogue raisonne of the complete oeuvre of Paul Klee includes 9,600 fully documented entries arranged chronologically."

$5000.00

Les Evening Gowns Damnees (Audio CD)
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Les Evening Gowns Damnees (Audio CD)

By Jack Smith

Table of the Elements, Publ, 1997. Fine. The 1997 issuing on CD of early Jack Smith performances. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in its protective plastic case. (From the liner notes: "Tony Conrad's Audio ArtKive presents the first in a series of remarkable vintage recordings which feature the protean film-maker, photographer and performance artist Jack Smith ((1932-1989). The material includes readings of short stories and other audio excursions {featuring musical accompaniment from the likes of Conrad, John Cale and Angus MacLise} as well as excerpts from Conrad's soundtrack to Smith's notorious and groundbreaking film Flaming Creatures {1962}. Recorded in glistening monaural lo-fidelity at Conrad's 56 Ludlow Street studio between 1962-1964, these pieces reveal an important facet of Smith's artistic legacy, and offer a rare glimpse at one of the decade's most influential milieux").

$50.00

The Sculpture of Anthony Caro: 1942-1980 and 1984-1986 (The Catalogue Raisonne, in 5 Volumes)
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The Sculpture of Anthony Caro: 1942-1980 and 1984-1986 (The Catalogue Raisonne, in 5 Volumes)

By Dieter Blume

Cologne: Verlag Galerie Wentzel (Dieter Blume), 1987. Original wraps. Near Fine. 5 of the first 6 volumes of this sweeping, 15 volume catalogue raisonne of British abstract sculptor Anthony Caro (1924-2013). The complete 15 volume set records all of Anthony Caro's work from 1942 thru 2010. Here offered are vols. 1-4 and vol. 6. The first 4 volumes come in a separate printed slipcase and each is in crisp, Near Fine to Fine condition. Additionally, vol. VI, a stand-alone volume, is in equally bright, Near Fine to Fine condition. All of the volumes are uniform, square octavos with printed gray wrappers. The sturdy, laminate slipcase which houses vols. I-IV shows some light wear along its edges but has held up quite well. Vol. I: Table and Related Sculptures 1966-1978; Vol. II: Table and Related Sculptures 1979-1980/Miscellaneous Sculptures 1974-1980/Bronze Sculptures 1976-1980; Vol. III: Steel Sculptures 1960-1980; Vol. IV: Student Work 1942-1953/Figurative Sculptures 1954-1959; Vol. VI: Table and Related Sculptures 1984-1986/Miscellaneous Sculptures 1984-1986/Bronze Sculptures 1984-1986/Steel Sculptures 1984-1986.

$300.00

Oskar Schlemmer: Zeichnungen und Graphik (Oeuvrekatalog)
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Oskar Schlemmer: Zeichnungen und Graphik (Oeuvrekatalog)

By Edited by Will Grohmann

Stuttgart: Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1965. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. A handsome copy of the 1965 1st edition of this ctalogue of the drawings and graphic arts of German Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943). Tight and Near Fine in its pictorial off-white cloth. And in a crisp, VG+ to Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of wear --and one very small closed tear-- along the top-edges. Tall quarto, over 100 high-quality, full-page black-and-white (mostly) reproductions as well as an extensive catalogue listing at the rear.

$100.00

Painting on Paper: Josef Albers in America
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Painting on Paper: Josef Albers in America

By Isabelle Dervaux et al.

Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011. Pictorial boards. Fine. The catalogue based on the December 2010-March 2011 exhibition at Munich's Staatliche Graphische Sammlung. Tight and Fine in its pictorial boards. Tall quarto, "192 pages, 132 illustrations, 114 in color". Text by Isabelle Dervaux, Heinz Liesbrock and Michael Semff.

$50.00

Oskar Schlemmer: Monographie & Oeuvrekatalog (2 Vols.)
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Oskar Schlemmer: Monographie & Oeuvrekatalog (2 Vols.)

By Karin V. Maur

Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1979. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. The 1979 1st editions, in 2 volues. Both volumes clean and Near Fine in crisp, VG+ to Near Fine dustjackets, with very light chipping along the tips and th spine crowns. Quartos, impressive color (and black-and-white) reproductions thruout. Band I: "Monographie mit 400 Seiten, 64 Farbtafeln und 263 Abbildungen im Text"; and Band II: "Oeuvrekatalog mit 424 Seiten und 1592 Abbildungen". k.

$200.00

The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonne 1915-1976
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The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonne 1915-1976

By Brenda Danilowitz

New York: Hudson Hills Press (in Association with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation), 2001. Cloth. Fine/Fine. A pristine copy of the 2001 stated 1st edition of the catalogue raisonne of the prints, 1915-1976. Tight and Fine in a crisp, Fine dustjacket. Tall quarto, first-rate color reproductions thruout.

$250.00

Marc Chagall: Drawings and Water Colors for The Ballet (Including Its Original Lithograph)
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Marc Chagall: Drawings and Water Colors for The Ballet (Including Its Original Lithograph)

By Jacques Lassaigne

New York: Tudor Publishing Co, 1969. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. A tight, very sharp copy of the 1969 1st edition. Clean and Fine in a crisp, Near Fine dustjacket. Folio, text by Jacques Lassaigne. "68 reproductions in full color--With an original color lithograph by Chagall created especially for this edition" (from the front dustjacket flap). Also includes a solid, VG+ example of the publisher's purple card slipcase, with light offsetting along the edges.

$200.00

Shraga Weil: Sixty Years of Printmaking
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Shraga Weil: Sixty Years of Printmaking

By Edited by Malka Yegendorf

Jerusalem: Safrai Fine Art Gallery, 2000. Full leather. Fine. A pristine copy of the 2000 "deluxe" edition. #66 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY ISRAELI PAINTER AND PRINTMAKER SHRAGA WEIL (1918-2009) at the limitation. Bound in a sumptuous, full chocolate-brown leather. Blindstamped titling at the panels and along the spine. Tall quarto, high-quality color reproductions of Weil's printmaking thruout. Also includes an As New example of the publisher's printed cloth slipcase.

$150.00

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