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Spiegel der waren Rhetoric

Spiegel der waren Rhetoric by Friedrich Riederer

Freiburg im Breisgau: Friedrich Riederer, 11 December 1493. – First edition. The first complete rhetoric in German. Friedrich ...

€38,000.00
What Mothers Want.

What Mothers Want. by Stone, Tamar

New York:: Tamar Stone,, 2014-2019.. One-of-a-Kind. Housed in 12.75 x 11.5 x 2.75" cloth-covered clamshell box with embroi...

$7,840.00
Documenti d

Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi. MAC 1958 by M.A.C. (Concrete Art Movement)

Documenti d'arte d'oggi. MAC 1958 NY: George Wittenborn. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. (Today's art documents. MAC 1958.) Documenti d'arte...

$5,500.00
La Sombra del Aguila [Napoleonic Age]

La Sombra del Aguila [Napoleonic Age] by Ediciones Dos Amigos. Perez-Reverte, Arturo

Buenos Aires: Ediciones Dos Amigos, 1991. One of 30 copies, all hors commerce, each numbered and signed by Samuel Cesar Palui, ...

$5,000.00
Society's Corset. Hints to a Fashionable Lady

Society's Corset. Hints to a Fashionable Lady by Stone, Tamar

New York, 2006. One-of-a-kind artist's book, antique salesman sample girdle with net trim, satin ribbon and vintage corset ...

$5,000.00
A Place to Be. Words and Images by Eugenie Torgerson

A Place to Be. Words and Images by Eugenie Torgerson by Torgerson, Eugenie

Niles, MI, 2010. Unique artist's book, the first of two in a series, comprising lidded outer box with inner, removable open...

$3,860.00
Tabernacle.

Tabernacle. by [Circle Press] Ron King

London:: Circle Press,, 2001.. Edition of 50. 33 x 23 x 23 cm, seven-drawer black cabinet. Designed to celebrate seven generati...

$3,700.00
Fragments of Light 5. Translation by Zahra Partovi. Sculpture by Linda Schrank

Fragments of Light 5. Translation by Zahra Partovi. Sculpture by Linda Schrank by FitzGerald & Co., Vincent. Rumi, Jalaluddin Mohammad

New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company, 2010. Artist's book, one of 35 copies, all on clear acrylic tiles, each signed ...

$3,500.00
The Oil Spill.

The Oil Spill. by Simmons, Rachel

Orlando, Florida:: Rachel Simmons,, 20010-2011.. One-of-a-Kind. 14" x 10" x 6" closed, 28" x 10" x 3&q...

$3,500.00
Delirium.

Delirium. by [Korf, Kumi] Bhisham Bherwani

Ithaca, New York:: Olive Branch Press,, 2014.. Edition of 10. Four 31 x 19" prints folded to form four sections of 8 pages...

$2,500.00
QVINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA

QVINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA by Pine, John [engraver]: Horace

Londini: Aeneis Tabulis incidit Johannes Pine, 1733. Two volumes. [30],264,[2]; [22],191,[15]pp. Large octavos (22.5 x 14.5 cm)...

$2,000.00
BOOK BOX. Non-book, containing essential survival tools

BOOK BOX. Non-book, containing essential survival tools by BOOK BOX. Faux books

NP. ND. - Made in Germany. Circa 1938 - 1950. 4to-sized. (27.5 x 20.5 x 5.8 cm) box consisting of two 19th-century half calf bi...

£1,500.00
The Book-Hunter in London : Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting. ;  The Book-Hunter in Paris : Studies among the Bookstalls and the Quays. [bookhunter]

The Book-Hunter in London : Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting. ; The Book-Hunter in Paris : Studies among the Bookstalls and the Quays. [bookhunter] by Roberts, W. (William), 1862-1940. & Uzanne, Octave, 1852-1931. [Preface By Augustine Birrell]

London : Elliot Stock, 1895 ; 1893., 1895. Fine. [1st edition], 334 pp. (The Book-Hunter in London) ; [1st English edition], x...

$1,850.00
Un jardin au bord de l'eau. Gravure en maniere noire de Judith Rothchild

Un jardin au bord de l'eau. Gravure en maniere noire de Judith Rothchild by Verdigris Press. Temple, Frederic Jacques

[Octon, France: Verdigris press, 2008. One of 40 copies, from a total issue of 50, all on Hahnemuhle paper, each signed and num...

$1,750.00
The Miracles of Our Lord

The Miracles of Our Lord by Humphreys, Henry Noel

London: Longman & Co, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. iv,(1),31,(2)pp. Thirty-two pages are chromolithogra...

$1,500.00



Book arts go far beyond the cover art on the dust jacket. Words are not the only kind of content in books, and illustrations, photographs, and inserts are just a few of the differing types of artistic expression that can be found in books. The bindings and and typography of books are also considered book arts, as are zines and how-to guides. Fore-edge paintings, or the illustrations that can be found on the very edges of the pages themselves, are an excellent example of book art. Additionally, books that are bound in unusual materials, such as jewels or even human skin, can be considered book art.

And of course, unique books like miniatures are also some of the best-known examples of collectible book art. Handcrafted or hand-painted illustrations almost always raise the value of books, and they can be a fun and vibrant addition to any collection.

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