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Survey of American Painting
Pittsburgh, Department of Fine Arts Carnegie Institute, 1940. First Edition. Softcover. Size: Large 8vo 9" - 10. A fine, indispensable reference guide to American painting and painters to near-mid century. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy, with moderate wear to and slight soiling to the illustrated card stock wraps but with a particularly clean and bright interior. Published in First Edition state in Pittsburgh by the Department of Fine Arts Carnegie Institute, 1940, and built around an exhibition held from October 24th to December 15th, 1940. 135 plates, unpaginated, but probably 200 pp. or so and complete with an index of painters featuring, from Abbey to Zsissley.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . Very Good
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Book number: 347415
USD 19.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP 2992]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: American painters|American painting|art history|American art history

 
Three Hand-Tinted Printed, Framed in Matte-Board, from the Great West, Circa 1850s
, , . . Softcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. Three hand-tinted prints from the collection of the noted Altadena, California-based bookseller and appraiser, Robert Allen. Each measures 11" x 8 1/2" tall and wide, respectively, appears nearly pristine, and is housed in a plastic sleeve. One is captioned "The Vast, Illimitable Changing West," another, "Gold Miners' Camp, on the lower bar of the Mokelumni River, a branch of the Rio San Joaquin," and a third, "Okanogan, Oregon," with a caption that reads "Okonogan (now in Washington Territory) and Spokan, on Spokan River, were the first fur-trading establishments of the Company of John Jacob Astor in Oregon." The engravings appear to be in steel, not wood, and are delicately and judiciously hand-tinted in pastel colors. Each is suitable for framing.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . Near Fine
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Book number: 357980
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 69 | £UK 58.25 | JP 11811]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: The Great West prints Western Americana Okanagan Okonogon Washington Indian Territory

 
Torino: Immagini E Documenti Dall'Archivio Storico Del Comune
Torino, Italy, Archivio Storico della città di Torino, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: Square 4to 9" - 11" tall. Gorgeous copy inside and out, featuring glossy pictorial hardcover binding, brilliant white interior. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Tall square quarto format, and absolutely stuffed with black-and-white, duotone and full-color, often full-page illustrations. Italian language text. Housed in a simple printed cardboard slipcase in Good condition, scuffed a bit and worn at the tips and along edges, but having done its job admirably. 239 pp.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . Used: Very Good
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Book number: 345769
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.25 | £UK 46.5 | JP 9449]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: Italian language|Torino|Italian culture|Italian history

 
Walt Kuhn Still Life Paintings
New York, Kennedy Galleries, 1980. First Edition. Softcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. A fine and due homage to the American painter Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), chronicler of the circus and who had his first one-man show in 1910. Foreword by Lawrence A. Fleishman, introducing the exhibit that ran from March 12 - April 5th, 1980. Sumptuous full color photographic reproductions of his best works, printed on high-gloss paper. One black-and-white photograph of Kughn and then full-color, 43 works.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . Fine
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Book number: 349857
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 | £UK 19.5 | JP 3937]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: still life paintings|Walt Kuhn|artist exhibit|artist monographs|Lawrence A. Fleishman

 
Walter Crane Hazelford Sketch Book: A Sampler with Autobiographical Notes from the Manuscripts in the Caroline Miller Parker Collection in the Harvard College Library
Cambridge, Massachusetts, John Barnard Associates, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. A fine sampler of duotone and black-and-white illustrations by Walter Crane (1845-1915), an English graphic artist, and Introduction by Caroline Miller Dabney Parker (1874-1922) from her collection. Sterling condition hardcover copy of the Limited Edition of only 700 copies, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Illustrated paper over boards, brown cloth over boards. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. 30 [1] pp. plus frontis matterMember, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . Used: Very Good
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Book number: 351541
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.5 | £UK 15.5 | JP 3150]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: Walter Crane Hazelford artist monograph sketchbook Caroline Miller Parker

 
Welcome to Lancaster House
Ronks, Pennsylvania, Armstrong / Lancaster, 1978. First Edition. Softcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. Sterling condition and complete portfolio of twelve artists, housed in quadru-fold wing-folder constructed from stiff brown card stock. Complete with original prospectus from Lancaster House, a two-page, type-written letter of introduction, a shiny, square bound introduction to Lancaster House, staple-bound, separated by tissue guard, then index, order Form, and price-guide, and then examples of the originals works they were selling, including from George Thiewes, Clare Leighton, Guido Brink, Doug Danz, Wilburn Bonnell, III, Sabra Johnson Field, Joan Woodward, Susan Wolf, Allan Houser, Nancy Miller and William Brinley.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . As New
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Book number: 349329
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 | £UK 19.5 | JP 3937]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: George Thiewes|Clare Leighton|Guido Brink|Doug Danz|Wilburn Bonnell III|Sabra Johnson Field|Joan Woodward|Susan Wolf|Allan Houser|Nancy Miller|William Brinley

 
Willi Baumeister: Zeichnungen, Gouachen, Collagen.
Stuttgart, Germany, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bound handsomely in blue cloth covers with stamped light blue lettering to cover and spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Following upon a lengthy exhibition held in multiple galleries and museums, "Willi Baumeister. Zeichnungen, Gouachen, Collagen" organized for the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (April-June 1989), then Museum Fridericianum Kassel (July-September 1989) and finally the Kunstmuseum Bern (February-April 1990). Contributions by Ulrike Gauss, Ursula Zeller , René Hirner, Ina Conzen-Meairs, Peter Chametzkky, Peter Beye and Heinrich Geissler. Directory of 284 numbers, all reproduced.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . As New/Fine,
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Book number: 346361
USD 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.75 | £UK 21.75 | JP 4409]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: Willi Baumeister|Ulrike Gauss|Ursula Zeller|René Hirner|Ina Conzen-Meairs|Peter Chametzkky|Peter Beye|Heinrich Geissler

 
Carbone, Teresa A. and Patricia Hills; Teresa A. Carbone, ed.
Eastman Johnson: Painting America
New York / Brooklyn, Rizzoli of New York, for the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. Special contributions by the editor, Teresa A. Carbone, and by Patricia Hills, Jane Weiss, Sarah Burns, and Anne C. Rose. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Produced handsomely, being bound in red cloth, blind-stamped title to front cover, sharp and distinct lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Detailed exhibition catalog and full bibliography, with a lengthy list of the artist's letters, which are included here. [5], 6-272 pp.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . As New/Fine,
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Book number: 348486
USD 27.00 [Appr.: EURO 25 | £UK 21 | JP 4252]
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Keywords: Eastman Johnson|Patricia Hills|Teresa A. Carbone

 
Michener, James A. and Jack Levine
Facing East
New York, Maecenas Press / Random House, 1970. Special Limited Edition. Hardcover. Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Limited Edition: no. 1019 of 2500 copies, signed by both author Michener and artist Levine, TWICE. Fine condition overall. Two folios (Parts One and Two) housed in a custom-built clamshell box made of beige-watered silk with a black leather strap and holder. Gilt lettering on spine of the box. Some very light soiling to and soiling of the outer cover along edges. Part One comprises unbound leaves and four full-color lithographic plates in a beige- watered silk folio with black leather strap and holder. Part Two comprises unbound leaves with facsimiles of sketches in black and white and color in an unlined black Morocco leather folder. Glassine leaves are laid in between each facsimile.Part One: xxxii (text) (4 (colophons)). Part Two: unpaginated, but 54 pp. Box measures 20” x 13 1/2.” Each folio measures 13” x 19 1/4.” The box and the folios and their leaves are very clean and intact.The following is the text from one of the colophons: oeThe 1500 De Luxe portfolios of this limited edition, numbered from 1 to 2500, were individually signed by the author and the artist. In addition, sixteen portfolios marked from A to P are the property of the author and the artist. Several portfolios marks H.C. were printed for the publishers and their collaborators. The four original lithographs, signed in the stone by the artist, were pulled on Rives paper. The text, hand-set in Caslon de Corps 24, and the original woodcuts, were printed on Arches paper. The original ‘Hors-Texte’ woodcut was pulled on Kawanaka Japanese vellum paper. The fifty-four watercolors, gouaches and drawings from the sketchbook by Jack Levine were printed by Phototype and Pochoir processes on Ingres paper. From two to forty colors were hand-brushed on each.” The leaves within the silk folio detail Levine’s travels to Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, San Francisco, and Hawaii.Produced with a pronounced degree of lavishness. Gift-quality inside and out.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . Signed by Author. . As New/Near Fine,
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Book number: 345214
USD 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 206.75 | £UK 174.25 | JP 35433]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: Jack Levine|James A. Michener|drawings|etchings|travel|signed|Far East|East Asia

 
Shields, Scott A. and Gong Yuebin
Gong Site 2801 at the Crocker Museum.
Sacramento, California, Crocker Art Museum, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy that is produced interestingly in accordion style, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. The original stiff Mylar sleeve, printed, present and unblemished. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Statement by the artist, the Chinese painter and photographer, Gong Yuebin, with 24 pp. and the CD present still, in a sleeve inside the rear flap.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . As New
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Book number: 345733
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.5 | £UK 15.5 | JP 3150]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: Gong Yuebin|Scott A. Shields|Crocker Art Museum

 
Straka, Jerome A. and Mackie, Louise W., eds.
The Oriental Rug Collection of Jerome and Mary Jane Straka
New York, Jerome A. Straka, 1978. First Edition. Softcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. Sterling condition softcover copy, with unfurled tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear to the glossy illustrated covers. 136 pp. of glossy, full-color reproductions of their Oriental carpet collection, each described and captioned. Foreword by the collector and publisher, Jerome Straka. Curated by Louis W. Mackie. [12], 2-136, and with plentiful full-color pics, of 129 examples of all sorts of textiles from Turkey, Iran, China, and Caucasus Mountains. Sumptuous photographs.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . Fine
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Book number: 352144
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.5 | JP 1890]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: Jerome Straka Mary Jane Straka Oriental rugs Oriental carpets collectibles the Jerome and Mary Jane Straka Collection

 
Straka, Jerome A. and Louise W. Mackie, eds.
The Oriental Rug Collection of Jerome and Mary Jane Straka
New York, Jerome A. Straka, 1978. First Edition. Softcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. A fine and fine-looking survey of rugs from the Jerome and Mary Jane Straka Collection, featuring exemplars including Turkoman rugs, East Turkestan rugs, Chinese rugs, Turkish rugs, Persian rugs, Caucasian rugs and textiles. Glossy illustrated wraps, only mildly worn and lightly soiled, else with a near pristine interior, and replete with sumptuous photographs in full color, half-page and full-page, 129 all in. 136 pp.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . Near Fine
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Book number: 352208
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.5 | JP 1890]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: Jerome A. Straka Oriental rugs Oriental carpets Turkoman rugs East Turkestan rugs Chinese rugs Turkish rugs Persian rugs Caucasian rugs

 
Findlay, James A. and Lillian Perricone
Wpa Museum Extension Project, 1935 - 1943: Government Created Visual Aids for Children from the Collections of the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, 2009. First Edition. Softcover. Size: Large 8vo 9" - 10. Sterling condition softcover copy, with unfurled tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear to the stiff, illustrated card stock wraps. Plentiful essays by the authors about the W.P.A. and the Great Depression and the New Deal, a Selected Collection Checklist, a set of bibliographies and indexes, and appendices. Visually stunning, profusely illustrated in black-and-white and full color. 188 pp.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . As New
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Book number: 350929
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.5 | JP 1890]
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Keywords: Bienes Museum of the Modern Book|W.P.A.|Works Progress Administration

 
Teresa Pomar, Maria; Matthew Abbate and Allison Wagner, ed.
El Dia de Los Muertos: The Life of the Dead in Mexican Folk Art
Fort Worth, Texas, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 1995. First English Edition. Softcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. Brand-new, still in shrink-wrap, neither shelf- nor edge-worn, neither sunned nor marked as a remainder. Spanish and English Edition of this fine study of Mexican folk art. Contributions by translator, Veronica Grossi, from the original Spanish and from Carlos Monsivais, who wrote the Introduction, and E.A. Carmean, Jr., who provided a scholarly Foreword.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . New
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Book number: 344811
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 | £UK 8.75 | JP 1732]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: El Dia de Los Muertos|Mexican folk art|Day of the Dead|Maria Teresa Pomar|art|art history|Mexico|Mexican culture

 
Rattner, Abraham and Henry Miller
Our America
Sunderland, England, Ceolfrith Press / Sunderland Arts Centre, 1976. First Edition. Softcover. Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall. Sterling condition softcover copy, with unfurled tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear to the illustrated, printed covers. Artistically, photographically and otherwise memorializes a trick that Rattner and Miller, best buds since the early '30s, took in a '32 Buick across America in 1940-1941. 28 pp., complete with lists of exhibitions, exhibition checklists, and augmented with black-and-white and some full color reproductions of their work, printed on high-gloss paper. Acknowledgments by Christopher Carrell and Wendy Winfield. Stated First Edition.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . As New
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Book number: 347709
USD 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11 | JP 2205]
Catalogue: Art and Artists
Keywords: Travel|exploration|America|Abraham Rattner|Henry Miller

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