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HUNDERTWASSER: New Zealand Exhibition, 1973.

By Teller-Hirsch, Richard; Dabbert, Hertha; Fulton, Don Hendry; Schmied, Wieland .

Glarus, Switzerland: Gruener Janura AG, 1973. Third edition Cloth FINE 16mo (4-1/2 x 6), 98 pp includes Biographical Notes. Clothbound book is FINE inside and out -- unmarked, all pages tight and clean, black coated stock. Endpapers black uncoated heavy paper. Front cover has detail of a painting (Green Power) affixed. No dust jacket, as issued. Author's Name and location of show in blue metallic ink on spine.

$87.50

FABERGE: from the Forbes Magazine Collections.

By Waterfield, Hermione; Edited by Christopher Forbes; Foreword by Malcolm Forbes.

New York: Forbes Magaine, C 1970. Pictorial Wraps FINE in WRAPS 8vo (7-1/4 x 9), 115 pp. Book is FINE -- unmarked, all pages clean and tight. -- with Very Good black pictorial wraps -- slight shelfwear with vertical crease along the front cover at the spine. (h) Photographs of 50 amazing pieces from the Collection -- Imperial Eggs, Boxes, Carved Figures, Functional Objects (dishes, vodka cups, pens, paper knife, fan, etc) and more. Has good bibliography and chronology and 3 pages of Names of Specialties of the Workmasters, Designers, and Assistants who made the objects -- artists who came to St. Petersberg from all over the world to work at the Faberge Atelier.

$22.50

An Historical Guide to the Sculptures of the Parthenon.

By N/A.

London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1962. First Edition Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS Small 4to (6-1/4 x 9-3/4), 48 pp. 1962 First Edition FINE -- unmarked, apparently unread, and AS NEW with tipped-in color plate of the temporary Elgin Room in 1819. Card-stock pictorial wraps are FINE (minor bumps on corners, otherwise AS NEW). (h) These are the Elgin marbles taken from the Parthenon and sent to England in 1801. At that time, they were viewed as vandalism and theft, until Parliament held that it was not, and the British government purchased the pieces from Lord Elgin. While all the scuptures are part of Lord Elgin's plunder, the term is generally limited to the bas reliefs removed from the building structure, including more than half the original 524 feet of the horizontal "Parthenon Frieze." The British Museum has answered Greece's claim by saying they won't return statuary else every country in the world would be able to demand return of pieces taken from them. At issue are the bas relief pieces that were actually part of the Parthenon's architecture and therefore not the same thing as free-standing statuary. The dispute continues. Ships from San Leandro, CA, USA

$14.50

Etruscan Bronze Utensils.

By Haynes, Sybille.

London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1965. First Edition Glossy Pictorial Wraps Near Fine in Wraps 8vo (5-1.2 x 8-1/2), 29 pp plus 16 B&W plates and fold-out drawing of frieze. First Edition, 1965. Book is NEAR FINE -- unmarked, apparently Unread in NEAR FINE glossy pictorial wraps. (Book would be AS NEW except for diagonal creases on top and bottom corners.) Ships from California, USA

$6.50

The Sterling Craft: Five Centuries of Treasures From the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths London:

By Hughes, Graham (Introduction).

London: Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, 1966. First Edition Glossy Pictorial Wraps Fine in Near Fine Wraps 4to (8-1/4 x 9-3/4), 87 pp including section of British Hallmarks. FINE (date of receipt writtin on flyleaf in ink, otherwise Unmarked) in NEAR FINE pictorial wraps (slight shelfwear). The exhibition catalog of the 1966 - 67 travelling museum show showing pieces spanning the years 1450 through 1966 organized by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. The exhibitions were presented sequentially at the M.H. DeYoung Memorial Museum in San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art in New Orleans, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Seattle Art Museum.

$17.50

Bruno Bruni (Die bibliophilen Taschenbucher -- No. 271).

New York / Dortmund: J. Szoke Graphics / Harenberg, 1981. First Edition Wraps Near Fine in Wraps 12mo (4-3/4 x 7), 248 pp. Small paperbound book is Very Good / Near FINE in NEAR FINE olive-green textured wraps, with title printed on Bruni litho pasted / indented on front cover. As is usual with high-quality reproductions on heavy coated stock -- even when new -- pages tend to fall open at signature points, but all pages are tight and clean. Wraps are quite good, with only slight creasing on spine and minimal bumping top and bottom spine corners. One of 5000 copies, and as with most, no longer includes the signed lithograph that originally accompanied the book. (h) Bruni calls himself a "fantastic realist." His erotic mythology has an consistent dreamlike aspect that invites and allows a viewer into the scene. Extraordinary work shown in this collection.

$23.50

Picturing California: A Century of Photographic Genius

By Heyman, Therese; Introduction by Bill Barich.

San Francisco: Chronicle Books / Oakland Museum, 1989. First Edition, First Printing Cloth AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 4to (10-1/2 w x 10 h), 152 pp includes Index of Artists and Selected Bibliography . Book is a FINE First Edition -- Unmarked, Unread, bound in black cloth with silver type on front cover and spine and is AS NEW in AS NEW unclipped glossy pictorial DJ. Gift quality. (h)Catalog documents major show show presented August 26 - November 5, 1989 (and later in other locations). Photographs are by Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Edward Curtis, David Hockney, Dorothea Lange, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus and others. The Oakland Museum is the museum of California -- art, history, and natural history. B6

$47.50

The Lotus Exhibition: Aristocratic Adornments of India 3rd Century B.C. to 20th Century.

Kapaa, Hawaii: The Lotus Foundation / Bowers Museum of Cultural Art , 1998. First Edition Glossy Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS Softcover Exhibition Catalog -- 4to (8-1/2 x 11), 52 pp plus covers including Glossary, Suggested Reading, and Acknowledgments. Book is FINE -- Gift Quality AS NEW in glossy pictorial wraps with 43 beautifully-printed full color pages of breathtaking pieces of gold and precious stones -- bangles, necklaces, rings, turban adornments, crowns, hairpieces, armlets, and The Prince's Ruby (which may have belonged to Shah Jahan) -- 175 carats with gold inlay set with diamonds and inscribed with Arabic calligraphy. A testament to the historical aesthetic brilliance of India. The pieces, dating back 2300+ years have amazing sophistication and beauty. The pieces are magnificent and unique -- Ithe catalog is extremely rare -- at this time there are no others listed or available, let alone in this AS NEW condition. The museum itself has no copies listed. (h) B6

$174.50

John Bommer VIBGYOR: 1957 - 1986.

By Brown, Gary (Introduction.

Santa Barbara: Anubis Press, 1988. First Edition, First Printing Glossy Pictorial Wraps Near Fine in Wraps 4to (8-1.2 x 11), 88 pp. This catalogue is FINE -- unmarked with only a slight crease on the bottom right corner of the front glossy pictorial cover. (h) Documents the Memorial Exhibition of John Bommer's collected paintings and writings presented at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. Included are essays and remembrances by his friends: Michael Cooper, Caroline Cowie, DirkS. Denison, MaryDenison, Claudia Obrosey Green, Betty Klausner, Ellen Levy, Jonathan Miller, Susan Rice, Margot Sheehan, Shozo Shimamato. An extraordinary document celebrating this artist's brief life. B5

$32.50

Johannes Vermeer.
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Johannes Vermeer.

By Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr.; Blankert, Albert; Broos, Ben; Wadum, Jorgen. Translation from Dutch to English by Jack Horn.

Washington DC: Natl Gallery of Art, 1995. First Edition Thus Glossy Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS Small Folio (9-1/2 x 12-1/4), 229 pp including Index and Bibliography. Trade Paper is FINE -- Unread, Unmarked, and AS NEW is glossy pictorial French Flap Wraps. There is a tiny (1/16" x 1/4") diagonal crease on the upper right corner of the front flap, as received from publisher, otherwise impeccable. (h) This is the documentation of the historic exhibition organized and presented by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, The Hague in The Netherlands. The exhibition allowed Americans to see the original paintings, the interplay of sunlight and dark never before able to be properly appreciated in reproductions.This is the first volume ever printed in which the reproductions do justice to the original paintings, printed in the Netherlands by Wanders with access to the originals and compensate for the disparity in effects on light between the reflective properties of paint and size of the originals and the reflective properties of ink in the reproductions. Beautiful and brilliant job of bookmaking with matte-finish coated stock and sewn signatures.

$57.50