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    Joseph Cornell by Jaguer, Edouard

    Paris: Galerie 1900-2000, 1989. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. black illustrated paper wrappers. Fine.. Cornell, Joseph. 93 pages. 30 x 24 cm. Illustrated exhibition catalogue - Paris, March 15 - April 8, 1989. Text in French.


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    $90.00

    The Post-Colonial Entrances Of Rochester, N.Y. by Schmidt, Carl F

    Scotsville: Carl F. Schmidt, 1965. First edition. Original Wraps. Loose as issued in printed wrapper portfolio. Near fine.. Folio, 33 x 26 cm. Signed presentation copy "to Eleanor and Paul Eshbaugh from Carl F. Schmidt." Two pages in text and seven plates printed recto only on quality stock, drawings by the author, of historic houses of Rochester based on English Adam and Wren forms considerably modified to suit climate and economics of the area.


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    $95.00

    When Democracy Builds by Wright, Frank Lloyd

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown cloth. Fine (no dJ). 131 pages. 26 x 19 cm. Illustrated with photographs. Laid-in in a contemporary review of the book by Ely Jacques Kahn of THE SATURDAY REVIEW, who notes, "This is no book to be read lightly or flippantly." SWEENEY 609. Fresh, very clean copy, owner inscription.


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    Moses Soyer. by Willard, Charlotte. [foreword, Philip Evergood] [subject: Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974]

    Cleveland ; New York : The World Publishing Company, [1962], 1962. Fine. 1st edition ; 41 p. illus., plates (part col.) 32 cm. ; 20 full-color plates ; more than 110 black & white illustrations ; red cloth in photographic dust jacket ; OCLC: 685693 ; LCCN: 62-17154 ; slight foxing and a few nicks on dust jacket, else FINE/FINE


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    $120.00

    Early American Portraiture by Sherman, Frederic Fairchild

    NY: Privately Printed, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Orig.blue/gray boards with white cloth spine. Very good.. 65 pp. Approximately seventy-five illustrations. A list of Portraits by Frank Duveneck [105 in total] is also presented. The author notes, "in a modest way with an attempt to critically estimate the artistic work of the various painters discussed." Presentation copy to Katherine L. Atwater of theYale Art Gallery with her signature. Backstrip extremities chipped. Boards at head and backstrip sllightly faded. Limited edition, one of 250. KARPEL H144.


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    A Monograph of the Work of Mellor Meigs & Howe by Wister, Owen (Preface)

    NY: Architectural Book Publishing Co, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. two-toned cloth lettered in gilt. Very good. 212 pages. Folio, 41 x 31 cm. Copiously illustrated: photographs, elevations, plans to scale and drawings -- interior and exterior views. KARPEL B1195. "Includes a preface by Owen Wister, and articles by Paul Cret, Edmund Gilchrest, Matlack Price, Arthur Meigs and George Howe. In scope and range the firm's work comprised public buildings and fine house in this country and war memorials in France and Belgium. Wear to corners and backstrip extremities, bookplate.. Interior clean and fresh.


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    $175.00

    Q.R.V. The Universal Solvent by Gorey, Edward

    Np: Fantod Press, 1990. Original Wraps. Orig. white wrappers, front cover paper label. Fine. Gorey, Edward. Unpaginated. Square 4to, 14 x 10 cm. Signed by Gorey on the title page.


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    The Life And Works Of Winslow Homer by Downes, William Howe

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. cloth and boards. Teg. Very good.. Homer, Winslow. 306 pages. 26 x 21 cm. Nearly ninety plates with lettered tissue guards. Bibliography. Index. The first monograph on the artist by a contemporary art critic who admired his work. KARPEL I-897. "...includes contemporary articles, catalogs and reviews by such early critics as Cox, Pach, Hind, Saint-Gaudens, Isham and Cortissoz.


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    $550.00

    America On Stone; The Other Printmakers To The American People A Chronicle of American Lithography Other Than Currier & Ives, From The Beginning, Shortly Before 1820, To The Year When The Commercial Single-Stone Hand-Colored Lithography Disappeared From The American Scene by Peters, Harry T

    NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. gray cloth lettered in silver and black. Near fine in nicked dustwrapper (spine darkened) in rubbed, firm slipcase.. 415 pages. Small folio, 33 x 22 cm. Illustrated with eighteen colored and 136 black and white plates, together with numerous other illustrations showing the work of more than 100 different craftsmen from every part of America. Index to Alphabetical List Illustrations. Bibliography. KARPEL K139. "The introduction to this monumental volume provides an excellent survey of American lithography, discussing business methods, aesthetics, and subject matter. The alphabetical list of lithographers is tremendously helpful in documenting prints.


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    hans hofmann by Seitz, William C

    New York: Doubleday, 1963. Stiff Wraps. Orig. illustrated wrappers. Near fine.. Hofmann, Hans. 64 pages. Full-color and black and white plates. With selected writings by Hofmann. Bibliography. An American abstract painter, and one of the most experienced and successful teacher of painting of this century.


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    The Architectural Forum -- Frank Lloyd Wright Issue -- Volume 88 Number 1 by Wright, Frank Lloyd

    NY: Architectural Forum, 1948. First edition. Orig. illustrated illustrated wrappers. Very good. 226 pages. 31 x 25 cm. Voluminously illustrated with photographs, plans and gate-folds. This issue devoted to the recent work of Frank Lloyd Wright which was designed and written by him. Slight nicks to backstrip, lower front corner.


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    $120.00

    The Works of Ben Shahn by Soby, James Thrall

    NY: Braziller, 1963. Second edition. Hardcover. Orig. white linen cloth. Near fine in very good slipcase with a few small paint spots. 2 vols.. Shahn, Ben. The Graphic Art and Paintings of Ben Shahn. Nearly 200 illustrations in total with many in full color. Chronology. Notes to the Reproductions. Bibliography. FREITAG 8935. Backstrips darkened.Orig. cloth. Fine in near fine dust wrapper.


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    Eight Etchings 1925-1931 by Bishop, Isabel

    NY: Sylvan Cole Gallery, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Portfolio of etchings and preliminaries loose as issued. Fine in fine green clamshell box lettered in gilt.. Bishop, Isabel. Folio, 43 x 35 cm. Limited edition, copy 33 of 50 of eight etchings by Isabel Bishop signed in facsimile. Until this printing, only proofs of these images were ever printed. Bishop died in 1988 never finding the plates for these studies. She spoke often of her search for these missing plates noting they were among the best she had done. The plates were eventually found in hallway cabinet of her home in Riverdale. Her son authorized this work by Steve Sholinsky, Bishop's printer since 1977 -- on Rives Heavyweight paper. Each plate housed in a separate titled folder.


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    £80.00

    Michael Parkes, Drawings and Stone Lithographs by Parkes, Michael; Introduction By Suzanne Graham

    Amsterdam: Steltman Editions, 1991. Second Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Michael Parkes. Contains 52 full colour illustrations of Parkes' art work together with 18 other black and white photos of Parkes at work in his studio. Very nicely presented, with several pages of an interview with Parkes, followed by the presentation of his work and finally a section that goes through the process of creating a lithograph. It is really interesting to read, even if you are not familiar with Parkes work, which is 'classified' as imaginary realism. This second edition is one of 6000 published. Condition is fine, only thing to comment on is the top of the dust jacket spine is very slightly crushed. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


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    Fletcher Martin by Cooke, H. Lester, Jr

    NY: Abrams, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. illustrated crimson cloth. Near fine in near fine dust wrapper.. Martin, Fletcher. 232 pp. 202 illustrations with fifty-one plates in full-color. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. A full scale study of the artist including his book illustrations. An American artist who has been a major voice for more than forty years.


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    $140.00

    Early American Portrait Draughtsmen in Crayons by Bolton, Theodore

    NY: Frederic Fairchild Sherman, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. boards and cloth. Fine in worn glassine wrapper in battered clam shell box.. 111 pp. Thirteen illustrations. Index: Names of Artists. Index: Names of the Sitters. A listing of portrait draughtsmen in crayons, both native American and foreign artists working in America, from the earliest times until 1860. Limited edition, one of 300 copies. Paper spine label. KARPEL I230a. "A companion volume to "Early American Portrait Painters in Miniature." Includes biographical and bibliographical date, list of works, occasional reproductions.


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    $65.00

    Sky Hooks The Autobiography of John Kane by Kane, John

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. gray cloth. Very good in chipped dust wrapper.. Kane, John. 196 pages. 25 x 29 cm. Foreword by Fank Crowninshield. Color frontispiece and twenty-six illustrations. Postscript by Marie McSwigan.


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    Edouard Boubat by George, Bernard

    Collier Books, 1973. Volume 3 of the Photography: Men and Movements series. First softcover edition. Photos B&W. Very good with edge stains and soil, some aging to cover. Text block clean. Unpaginated.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    To Thee! A Toast in Celebration of a Century of Opportunity and Accomplishment in America 1847-1947 by Kent, Rockwell

    Manitowoc: Rahr Malting Company, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth spine and decorated, dark salmon boards. Fine in chipped slipcase lacking a portion of bottom panel.. 59 pages. 30 x 23 cm. Copiously illustrated and written by Rockwell Kent. A tribute to American immigrants, and a special acknowledgment to the Rahr family from Germany who migrated to the Wisconsin Territory, erected a brewery and malthouse. Book designed by Kent and printed by A. Colish. Fresh, bright copy.


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    Frank Lloyd Wright To 1910 The First Golden Age by Manson, Grant Carpenter

    NY: Reinhold, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. crimson cloth. Very good in nicked dust wrapper. Wright, Frank Lloyd. 228 pages 26 1/2 x 21 cm.. Foreword by Henry-Russell Hitchcock. Voluminously illustrated with photographs, plans and drawings -- 280 in all. Bibliography. Index. FREITAG 10383. SWEENEY 1206.


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    $150.00

    American Historical Prints Early Views of American Cities, etc. From the Phelps Stokes and Other Collections by Stokes, I.N. Phelps & Daniel C. Haskell

    NY: The New York Public Library, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth. Near fine.. 327 pages. 26 x 18 cm. Voluminously illustrated in black and white with reproductions of maps, paintings, watercolors, engravings, and lithographs. List of Towns and Cities. Index of Artists, Engravers, etc. Index of Subjects. KARPEL K317. " In 1930, I.N. Phelps Stokes presented his collection of American historical prints to The New York Public Library. This magnificent catalog was printed serially in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library 1931-1932, then issued as a separate volume. The introduction is a survey of the most important items in the collections, and discusses the general field and its importance to the study of American culture and history." Laid-in is the "Index To Illustrations In The Catalogue of The Stokes Collection of American Historical Views," 14pp. Owner inscription.


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    John Bly's Antiques Masterclass: Dating and Identifying your Period Pieces by Bly, John

    London, UK: Octopus Publishing Group, 2005. First printing. Signed on title page Black cloth binding, gilt titles. Color plates throughout; entire book printed on semi-matte paper. Includes furniture, glass, silver, metalware, porcelain. Covers period designs from 1550 through 1910. Indices include: Antiques Analysis, Bibliography, Glossary, Directory Of Useful Addresses. Unread, as new with slight bump to heel of spine, remainder dot at bottom edge and some lamination wrinkling to DJ. 256 pp.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.


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    Tragedies Topiares [Dogear Wryde Postcards] by Gorey, Edward

    Np: Np, 1989. First edition. Original Wraps. Illustrated envelope slightly dusty. Fine.. Gorey, Edward. Twelve illustrated cards in black and white, 6 x 4 inches, 152 x 100 mm. Limited edition one of 250 copies; "This is set o/s" and signed by Edward Gorey, in original pictorial envelope -- cards are crisp and clean.


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    The Great Boston Collectors: Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts by Troyen, Carol; Pamela S. Tabbaa

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1985. Grey cloth binding. Includes 94 plates in color, of works by Van Gogh, Delacroix, Guardi, Velasquez, Thomas Cole and many others. As new in like DJ in pub's shrinkwrap. 151 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.


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