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    The A-Z of Art The World's Greatest and Most Popular Artists and Their Works by Nicola; Libby Anson Hodge

    I ndispensable art book is a comprehensive guide to 386 of the world's best-known artists from medieval times to the present day-Carlton Publishing Group, 2002. paperback. Hardcover. Very Good +. The book is clean the cover is bright the findings intact there is one small bent corner on top right of the book, pages are unmarked nice illustrations of each work report discussed An indispensable art book is a comprehensive guide to 386 of the world's best-known artists from medieval times to the present day. Paperback: 400 pages Carlton Books LTD. (October 28, 2002) : English ISBN-13: 978-1858685564 book ".SOME OF THE PICS HAVE A SLIGHT BLUE TINT TO THEM PAGES ARE WHITE.. This would be Shipped Media mail via USPS, since the mail people actually deliver directly everywhere in the US effectively,and we need to support and use the postal service so its there in the future, it comes from the Los Angeles Area at whatever PO is closest to my errands or my life that day since I carefully pack your book then have to hop on the Vespa and visit the PO to have it placed in our mail system..-Nicola Hodge is a contemporary artist who lives & works in London. Her illustration & cartoon work has been published widely, & she is currently researching a book on contemporary women artists.- Libby Anson is an art critic & lecturer in visual studies. She is a regular contributor to "Contemporary Art Magazine", "Untitled", "Artist's" & "Illustrator's Magazine", "Women's Art Magazine" & "Art Monthly".-- The A-Z of Art: The World's Greatest and Most Popular Artists and Their Works Authors Nicola Hodge, Libby Anson Edition illustrated Publisher Carlton- ISBN 1858685567, 9781858685564 - 400 pages Subjects Art ' Reference 9781858685564 . Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa,Los Angeles office shelf TOP. 435


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    Decorative Art 50 by Davis, Terence

    London: Studio Books/Longacre Press, 1960. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. It has been de-accessioned from an English private library, and bears their bookplate inside the front cover, withdrawal stamp on the bookplate, and two very small handstamps, one on the lower edge of the front endpaper the other on the lower edge of the inside back cover. Text and plates quite clean and free of marks or soil. The dust jacket looks very good, just a little wear to the spine tips, otherwise fine. This is the yearbook with the large black & white photograph of Jacobsen's "Egg Chair" on the front cover, with the words "decorative art 50". Light soil to back cover of jacket. Now in protective clear acetate cover. As usual illustrated in color and black & white, with sections on architecture (houses & apartments) furniture, textiles, tableware, light fittings, ceramics and metals and glass. Text in English, French, German and Italian. The introduction and paragraphs that start each chapter are in four languages. The captions for each object are in English only. This is one of the best and most sought after volumes in the series. Large 4to, 11" high X 9" wide, 172 pages. The marks are actually not very intrusive, so a very nice copy, in the scarce jacket. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    11 Volume Set: Handley Cross or Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt (2 vols.); Ask Mamma or The Richest Commoner (2 vols.); Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour (2 vols.); Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds (2 vols.); Plain or Ringlets (2 vols.); Hawbuck Grange Or the ( 11 Volume Set ) by Surtees, Robert Smith (1805-1864)

    London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co, 1899. Limited Edition [ M. F. H Edition ]: Original Red Cloth Gilt - This is the complete 11 volume Set. All volumes have faded spines, each has a previous owner bookplate neatly to pastedowns; the 2 Handley Cross ones are somewhat duller, the other 9 have a lighter fade. Each book is in the original Red cloth gilt, with some foxing, all bindings secure, no hinge strain or cracking. There may be some slight individual differences like cloth rub or some fray but I will highlight this where applicable. All pages uncut top edge in gilt. Handley Cross, 2 vols., xvi, 430pp. + xii, 427pp.,illustrated with 17 hand-coloured steel engraved plates and many woodcuts ; spines faded, first volume with nick/fray to spine ends, foxing to early pages; thereafter minor; Volume II as volume one but lesser rubbing to spine ends; Ask Mamma, 2 vols., xvi, 300pp. + xii, 300pp., illustrated with 13 hand-coloured steel engraved plates and many woodcuts Both volumes with uniform spine fade, volume I: light spine end rubs, covers clean, bright; occasional light foxing; Volume II; just with two minor cloth nicks to spine, tight clean books; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, 2 vols., xvi, 323pp. + xii, 328pp., illustrated with 13 hand-coloured steel engraved plates and many woodcuts. Both volumes with uniform spine fade, light spine end rubs, covers clean, bright; occasional light foxing tight clean books; Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds, 2 vols., xii, 275pp. + xii, 273pp., illustrated with 24 hand-coloured steel engraved plates by Leech and Hablot K. Browne, with text illustrations by W.T. Maud, Both volumes with uniform spine fade, light spine end rubs, covers clean, bright; occasional light foxing tight clean books; Plain or Ringlets, 2 vols., xiv, 298pp. + xii, 286pp., illustrated with 12 hand-coloured steel engraved plates and many woodcuts; Volume I: light spine end rubs, covers clean, bright; occasional light foxing tight clean book; Volume II: as volume I but cloth has rubbed and has a surface fray to spine base of 2.5"; Hawbuck Grange Or the Sporting Adventures of Thomas Scott, Esquire, xii, 293pp., illustrated 8 hand-coloured steel engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne with text illustrations by W.T. Maud. Very Good - spine fade, light spine end rubs, covers clean, bright; occasional light foxing tight clean book. So all in all a decent set with occasional minor faults as listed.[ Location: BR1) Size: Royal Octavo. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by John Leech. 8vo.


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    The Street Painters. Feelism by Heise, Myron

    New York: Privately Printed, 1977. This is a very good softcover copy with just light cover wear. It has an original autograph letter by Myron Heise, one of the street painters, stapled to the inside front cover. The letter is to a fellow painter. The "Street Painters" were a group of artists who met in Soho during the late 1970's. Biographical sketches of each artist. Exhibition histories. Illustrated in black & white. with some 9 color plates. Essay by Lawrence Sandro. 10 1/2" high X 7 1/2" wide, about 25 pages. . Signed by Artist.. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    The Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors Vol LXXXVI [ July - December1930 ] by Grundy, C. Reginald [ Edited By ] Roe, F. Gordon

    London: The Connoisseur Ltd, 1930. The Connoisseur is still one of the "go to" publications for knowledge gathering in the Arts and Antiques sectors. Full of many articles, so diverse that it is impossible to list them all here. This volume has been assembled by the Warrington Reference Library and now benefits from the protective and attractive Quater Leather binding. Internally there are only neat and small stamps. For the illustrations there are small stamps to the rear of each one - that is on the blank reverse of each. I will try to show some of the Contents by way of images of the extensive Index. Unfortunatley I cannot provide them all as I can upload 5 onto the listing. p.xxxii, 418. [ Location: BR1 ] OTHERS AVAILABLE. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Japanese Sculpture. Archaic Period by Noma, Seiroku

    Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1952. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. The white paper jacket has light soil and a couple of light stains to the area around the spine. The hard board covers contain two loose booklets: one with the photographs the other with the text and plate list. The photographs are printed in handsome sepia photogravure. They are all close-ups of these compelling archaic Japanese figurative sculptures. 14" high X 10" wide, 7 pages text + plate list + 32 full-page plates. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People by Hennessey, Maureen Hart & Anne Knutson (on Norman Rockwell)

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999. 200pp. illus. hardback 4to: Fine in a near Fine dj [a small top edge bump; else F; dj = some age darkening of back cover panel; else nrF] A colorful, large format catalogue of an exhibition at the High Museum of Atlanta in cooperation with the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.


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    Spirits Without Boundaries : 26 Single Headed Terra Cotta from Komaland, Ghana by Dagan, Esther A

    Montreal, PQ, Canada: Galerie Amrad African Arts Publications. NEW. 1989. Soft Cover. 0969308132 .


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    David Farren: Manchester Nights [ Limited Edition NO: 80 ] by FARREN, David [ Exhibition Organised By Martin Heaps and Raffi Der Haroutunian ]

    Lymm, Cheshire: Privately Printed By Collect Art, 2014. Here we have a Signed copy of a Limited Edition of only 100 copies. This is No: 80. I personally own two of the Paintings featured within this Volume. I have another copy. Exhibition held at Collect Art, 29 The Cross, Lymm, Cheshire WA4 2BP on 27th June 2014. Invitation Card loosely laid in. p.[viii], unnumbered pages, informative text throughout, colour illustrations of all paintings at the exhibition, [ 47p illustration, Biography to rear. The exhibition was a complete sell out, further enhancing David’s growing reputation as a leading light in the art world. Gallery owner Martin heaps said: David’s work is in great demand; the evening was a lovely way to gather together those who already admire and collect his work with new collectors. It’s always a wonderful occasion when you can introduce an artist to art lovers and we all thoroughly enjoy ourselves! Born in 1972 in Wiltshire, David Farren now lives and works at his home in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. Best known for his cityscapes, David uses expressive brushwork and colour to represent the energy and movement of the urban landscape, providing a snapshot of everyday life. His aim is to capture the ambience and individuality of cities including New York, Manchester, Edinburgh and Paris. Landscapes occasionally emerge as a chosen subject matter, inspired by the nearby Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, as well as from his travels abroad. David paints in oil and acrylic, enjoying the immediacy and versatility of both mediums, appropriate for his direct, expressive style of painting. He is fascinated by the changing light within his urban scenes and uses colour to portray its effects on steel, glass and rain-washed streets. David has exhibited widely in galleries across the U.K and his paintings can be found in collections across Europe and America [ Location : BR1]. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New. Landscape.


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    The Professional Appearances of Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn a Chronolgy and an Index of Dances 1906 -- 1932 & The Professional Appearances of Ted Shawn & His Men Dancers a Chronology and an Index of Dances 1933-1940 by Schlundt, Christena L

    New York: The New York Public Library, 1962. This is a very good softcover, two volume set, in the original pale pink stiff card covers. Both volumes completely clean inside. The second volume: Ted Shawn and his men dancers, has a stain on the cover at the edge of the spine, a tan streak. Both volumes were written by Christena Schlundt. Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn was published in 1962. Ted Shawn & his Men Dancers was published in 1967. The first volume covers the dances between 1906 and 1932; the second volume covers dances from 1933 to 1940. Both volumes illustrated in black & white with vintage photographs drawn from the New York Public Library's extensive Dance Collection, which is particularly strong in relation to Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, with 70,000 clippings and over 8,000 photographs. Christena Schlundt's intent was to show what Denishawn dance was all about and how popular it was in America, at a time when modern dance as such did not exist. One of the Denishawn dancers was Martha Graham. Jerome Robbins was a pupil of the school in New York set up by St. Denis and Shawn. 10" high X 7" wide, 85 & 75 pages. A program for a celebration of Denishawn from 1976, titled 'The Spirit of Denishawn' is laid in. . Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    The Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors Vol LXXX [ January - April 1928 ] by Grundy, C. Reginald [ Edited By

    London: The Connoisseur Ltd, 1928. The Connoisseur is still one of the "go to" publications for knowledge gathering in the Arts and Antiques sectors. Full of many articles, so diverse that it is impossible to list them all here. This volume has been assembled by the Warrington Reference Library and now benefits from the protective and attractive Quater Leather binding. Internally there are only neat and small stamps. For the illustrations there are small stamps to the rear of each one - that is on the blank reverse of each. I will try to show some of the Contents by way of images of the extensive Index. Unfortunatley I cannot provide them all as I can upload 5 onto the listing. p.xxii,260. [ Location: BR1 ] OTHERS AVAILABLE. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Folk Art and Art Worlds by Vlach, John Michael and Bronner, Simon J

    UMI Research, 1986. Book. Hardcover. Eleven original essays on American folk Art from artist to academics, art dealer and gallery or museum, chapters on American rural art and Mexican art. FINE COPY, FIRST EDITION..


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    $95.00

    Collection Catalogue of Crafts. Collection Catalogue of Design 2 Volume Set by Tokyo. National Museum of Modern Art

    Tokyo: National Museum of Modern Art, 2003. This is a fine softcover copy of this 2 volume set comprising the full collections of crafts and modern design at the Tokyo National Museum. Completely clean inside and out. Spines not creased, bindings firm and tight. This set updates the previously released catalogue of the collection published in 1988. The collection is particularly strong in Meiji Period (1868-1912) crafts and design objects. No text, just a brief introduction and brief entries for each object. Introduction and entries in English and Japanese. Artist/ designer index. About 1650 works in the Crafts Catalogue. 565 works in the Design Catalogue. All works illustrated in black & white with small photographs. 11" high X 8" wide, 335, 138 pages. These books will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Soft Cover. Fine.


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    Avard T. Fairbanks Eight Decades A Retrospective Exhibition by Fairbanks, Avard T

    Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake Art Center / Brigham Young University , 1987. This is a near fine softcover copy with virtually no wear. Completely clean inside and out. This pamphlet was prepared to accompany the retrospective esxhibition that was shown at the Salt Lake Art Center from January to March of 1987, and then at the Harris Fine Arts Center at Brigham Young University later in the same year. Avard T. Fairbanks died during this year after a long career creating memorable sculpture, much of it still visible in public spaces throughout Utah and other places in the midwest. 32 small black & white photographs of Fairbanks and his work. Long biographical sketch. 12" high X 5" wide, about 35 pages. . Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    Georgia O'Keeffe: Art and Letters by Cowart, Jack & Juan Hamilton with Sarah Greenough (on Georgia O'Keeffe)

    Washington/NY/Boston: National Gallery of Art in association with New York Graphic Society Books & Little Brown, 1987. 306pp. beige cloth 4to: near Fine in a Fine dj. [edges show some light foxing; else a very nice clean and crisp copy] An enormous, handsome coffee table sized book produced in conjunction with exhibitions celebrating the centennial of American artist O’Keeffe’s (1887-1986) birth, featuring 120 color and 11 black & white photographs.


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    Bugles for Beiderbecke by Wareing, Charles and George Garlick

    London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1958. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. The jacket has some wear around the edges. Completely clean inside and out. 7" high X 5" wide, 333 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    £28.00

    David Farren: Manchester Nights [ Limited Edition NO: 8 ] by FARREN, David [ Exhibition Organised By Martin Heaps and Raffi Der Haroutunian ]

    Lymm, Cheshire: Privately Printed By Collect Art, 2014. Here we have a Signed copy of a Limited Edition of only 100 copies. This is No: 8. I personally own two of the Paintings featured within this Volume. I have another copy for my personal collection. Exhibition held at Collect Art, 29 The Cross, Lymm, Cheshire WA4 2BP on 27th June 2014. Invitation Card loosely laid in. p.[viii], unnumbered pages, informative text throughout, colour illustrations of all paintings at the exhibition, [ 47p illustration, Biography to rear. The exhibition was a complete sell out, further enhancing David’s growing reputation as a leading light in the art world. Gallery owner Martin heaps said: David’s work is in great demand; the evening was a lovely way to gather together those who already admire and collect his work with new collectors. It’s always a wonderful occasion when you can introduce an artist to art lovers and we all thoroughly enjoy ourselves! Born in 1972 in Wiltshire, David Farren now lives and works at his home in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. Best known for his cityscapes, David uses expressive brushwork and colour to represent the energy and movement of the urban landscape, providing a snapshot of everyday life. His aim is to capture the ambience and individuality of cities including New York, Manchester, Edinburgh and Paris. Landscapes occasionally emerge as a chosen subject matter, inspired by the nearby Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, as well as from his travels abroad. David paints in oil and acrylic, enjoying the immediacy and versatility of both mediums, appropriate for his direct, expressive style of painting. He is fascinated by the changing light within his urban scenes and uses colour to portray its effects on steel, glass and rain-washed streets. David has exhibited widely in galleries across the U.K and his paintings can be found in collections across Europe and America. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New. Landscape.


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    $110.00

    The Hickory Chair by Fraustino, Lisa Rowe

    Levine Books, 2001. Book. Illus. by Andrews, Benny. Hardcover. A NEAR FINE COPY, SIGNED BY Andrews with an AUTHOR INSCRIBED glossy art gallery card of a B. Andrews' exhibit. The 5 X 7 card 's cover is the same as the book's cover. This is a 4to size Third Printing of Fraustino's story of a Blind African American boy and his relationship with his grandmother..


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    The Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors Vol LXVIII [ January - April1924 ] by Grundy, C. Reginald [ Edited By

    London: W. Claude Johnson, 1924. The Connoisseur is still one of the "go to" publications for knowledge gathering in the Arts and Antiques sectors. Full of many articles, so diverse that it is impossible to list them all here. This volume has been assembled by the Warrington Reference Library and now benefits from the protective and attractive Quater Leather binding. Internally there are only neat and small stamps. For the illustrations there are small stamps to the rear of each one - that is on the blank reverse of each. Some blind stamps neatly to occasional margin. I will try to show some of the Contents by way of images of the extensive Index. Unfortunatley I cannot provide them all as I can upload 5 onto the listing. p.xx, 248, with 4 x front covers bound in neatly to rear.. [ Location: BR1 ] OTHERS AVAILABLE. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    $250.00

    The Drawings of the Florentine Painters. Amplified edition. 3 volumes. by Berenson,Bernard

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1938. This is a very good hardcover three volume set with just light wear. Formerly in a small reference library at a private academy. Each volume with a bookplate on the inside front cover, but no other markings to the text or plates. Volume I: Text, [xiv] 367 pp.; Volume II: Catalogue, [xii] 388 pp.; Volume III: Illustrations, 1109 plate figures. 13" high X 9 1/2". A very nice set. These books will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Ex-Library.


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    The Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors Vol LXXI [ January - April1925 ] by Grundy, C. Reginald [ Edited By

    London: W. Claude Johnson, 1925. The Connoisseur is still one of the "go to" publications for knowledge gathering in the Arts and Antiques sectors. Full of many articles, so diverse that it is impossible to list them all here. This volume has been assembled by the Warrington Reference Library and now benefits from the protective and attractive Quater Leather binding. Internally there are only neat and small stamps. For the illustrations there are small stamps to the rear of each one - that is on the blank reverse of each. Some blind stamps neatly to occasional margin. I will try to show some of the Contents by way of images of the extensive Index. Unfortunatley I cannot provide them all as I can upload 5 onto the listing. p.xxiii, 256, with 4 x front covers bound in neatly to rear.. [ Location: BR1 ] OTHERS AVAILABLE. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Otto Pankok Kunst im Widerstand Kohlebilder Graphik Plastik by Roland Berthold + Rainer Zimmermann

    Bonn: Bundeskanzleramt, 1990. Abb.


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    The Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors Vol XCII [ July - December1933 by Wenham, Edward [ Edited By ] Fell, H. Granville

    London: The Connoisseur Ltd, 1933. The Connoisseur is still one of the "go to" publications for knowledge gathering in the Arts and Antiques sectors. Full of many articles, so diverse that it is impossible to list them all here. This volume has been assembled by the Warrington Reference Library and now benefits from the protective and attractive Quater Leather binding. Internally there are only neat and small stamps. For the illustrations there are small stamps to the rear of each one - that is on the blank reverse of each. I will try to show some of the Contents by way of images of the extensive Index. Unfortunatley I cannot provide them all as I can upload 5 onto the listing. p.xxx, 421, adv. [ Location: BR1 ] OTHERS AVAILABLE. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Art & Lifestyle by Neiman, LeRoy

    New York: Felicie Publishers, 1974 1st ed. 285pp. illus. beige cloth folio: Good/no dj [some age darkening of light colored cloth covers; spine crack of heavy volume mid-text not really affecting book’s integrity; else a clean & complete copy] A big, colorful retrospective volume of the work of American sports artist Neiman (1921-2012), published during his heyday of working for Playboy magazine.


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    Ballet : camera studies by Anthony, Gordon.; Haskell, Arnold L. (Arnold Lionel) 1903-

    London: Geoffrey Bles , 1937. By Gordon Anthony ; with an introduction and notes by Arnold Haskell. A photographic study of Ballet performers in the 1930s.Featuring a photographic frontispiece of Mathilde Kschesinska (aka Princess Romanovsky-Krasinsky), prima ballerina assoluta of the Maryinsky Ballet. 241 p. : incl. mounted frontis., mounted plates, mounted portraits. ; 33 x 26 cm. Contains 95 full page photographs. The ballet companies featured are: The De Basil Ballet, Rene Blum's Company, The Ballet Jooss and The Vic-Wells Ballet. An extremely good quality item in a very nicely bound cloth, quater bound in White and Red. Excellent condition. Tightly bound, clean, very minor evidence of foxing to a few early pages. All illustrations free of any creasing. Very good indeed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


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