Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.: Artist
found: 12 books

 
BERLINER, NANCY
Digging to China
(Cambridge, MA: Firefly Press, 1980). 1980). (Cambridge, MA: Firefly Press, 1980). 1980). Very good. - Small oblong quarto [5-1/2 inches high by 7 inches wide], softcover bound in printed rice paper over stiff black paper wrappers. [47] pages. After the first 3 pages of minimal text there is a hole in each succeeding page [representing the hole being dug to China in the text]. Several black- and-white illustrations. Very good.

Limited edition of 100 copies hand- printed by the author.

Scarce. Very good .

Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.Professional seller
Book number: 26154
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4927]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ARTIST'S BOOK; NANCY BERLINER; DIGGING TO CHINA; ILLUSTRATIONS; HAND-PRINTED; LIMITED EDITION.

 
DIAZ, DAVID.
Diaz Book 1995. Signed by David Diaz.
(Rancho La Costa, CA: Diaz Icon), 1995. 1995. - Small quarto [5-1/2 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide] bound with a green silk ribbon between a front cover consisting of 4 layers of textured tan paper & a cardboard rear board, with a decorative black-and-white printed label on the front cover & with color vignettes stamped on both sides of the rear board. [29] pages plus colophon printed in French fold. 27 pages of illustrations, including 16 vivid tipped-in plates in color and 8 full-page illustrations in black-and-white. There is a crease to the bottom corner of the outer layer of textured paper, else this beautiful little book with its brilliant illustrations is in fine condition. Signed by David Diaz on the title page. Laid in are two copies of the artist's business card. David Diaz worked for the sculptor Duane Hanson for several years. After graduating from Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute, he moved to southern California and worked for graphic design companies before establishing his own design and illustration business, Diaz Icon. "Smoky Night", his first picture book, was awarded the 1995 Caldecott Medal. Very good .
Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.Professional seller
Book number: 35331
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.25 | £UK 53.5 | JP¥ 8212]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ART; ARTIST'S BOOK; LIVRE D'ARTISTE; PROMOTIONAL BOOK; DIAZ BOOK; 1995; DAVID DIAZ; PLATES; COLOR PLATES; ILLUSTRATIONS; ILLUSTRATED; SIGNED; AUTOGRAPH; ARTIST; INSCRIBED; TYPED LETTER SIGNED; TLS; T.L.S.; MODERN; SIGNATURE; SIGNED.

 
FERRARI, VINCENZO. (B. 1941)
IL Divertimento Intellettuale Dell'Infinito. Signed by Vincenzo Ferrari
(Milano: Mercato del Sale), [1976]. [1976]. (Milano: Mercato del Sale), [1976]. [1976]. Fine. - Small quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover. The contents are laid into a black stiff paper folding case with the artist's name printed in white on the front panel. The case is lightly rubbed & bumped. 11 sheets, each of a different color & type of stock, each an original artwork employing various techniques, including printing, stamping, tearing, burning and collage. Near fine in a very good case.

This is example number "193" of an undetermined limitation and the artist has signed his name in full with the date "1976" below the number. Fine .

Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.Professional seller
Book number: 18490
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 413.5 | £UK 356 | JP¥ 54744]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ARTIST'S BOOK; ARTIST; ITALIAN; VINCENZO FERRARI; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; PORTFOLIO; IL DIVERTIMENTO INTELLETTUALE DELL'INFINITO.

 
GELLER, MATTHEW
Hidden Away in a Musty Chamber
(New York: Wedge Press, 1983). 1983). (New York: Wedge Press, 1983). 1983). Fine. - Small quarto [10 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial cream & black wraps. [10] pages, including pictorial title & 9 pages of black-and-white illustrations with brief texts. Near fine.

Wedge Pamphlet 5. An artist's book on the early history and future of television and video. Fine .

Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.Professional seller
Book number: 13828
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 1095]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ARTIST'S BOOKS; MATTHEW GELLER; HIDDEN AWAY IN A MUSTY CHAMBER; TELEVISION; VIDEO.

 
HASTINGS, PATTIE BELLE; AND MICHEL, KARL.
Elegy: An Intuitive Chronicle of War.
[Atlanta, Georgia]: Ice House Press, (1992). (1992). - 12mo, 4-1/2 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide. A fine press artist's book, consisting of 8 letters from the front written by a young Vietnam veteran dating from October 1968 to June 1969. Each letter is printed on 16 inch high by 5-1//2 inch wide fine buff paper between illustrations of a medal at the top and bottom. Each broadsheet letter is further illustrated with several monochrome photographs of war scenes printed in offset on the verso. Titled "Sweep", "Spy", "Cache", "Hope", "Surprise", "Wrong", "Purge", and "Return", each of these broadsheet letters is folded and housed in a 4-1/2 inch high by 5-3/4 inch wide buff envelope titled above a monochrome illustration of medals on the front. The eight envelopes are, in turn, housed within a stiff fine paper band titled and illustrated in indigo and green. Near fine. First edition. According to the publisher, this work was limited to 625 copies. "A series of letters written by a young man serving in the Vietnam War dated from October 1968 to June 1969 reveal the harsh realities of this tragic conflict. In his first letters home, 'Karl' writes with enthusiasm and almost palpable relief about his first encounter with the Viet Cong. His mood is upbeat, though an undercurrent of fear is below the surface. By the 6th letter he hints at atrocities that he has been commanded to inflict and guilt and mental anguish betray his earlier bravado. By the last and 8th letter he is hanging by a thread, exhausted and counting the days till his scheduled R & R. His mood is tense and he speaks of needing help in maintaining his sanity. His political views about the war have decidedly changed as he acidly comments on those in power who make decisions without having to soil their hands. Hastings has printed each letter offset in dusky colors and embellished them with images of war medals and photos from earlier wars. Letters are enclosed in numbered envelopes with single word headings: 'Sweep', 'Spy', 'Cache', 'Hope', 'Surprise', 'Wrong', 'Purge', and 'Return'. The reader experiences these letters as if they have been discovered in an attic, intentionally saved, but put out of sight in order to try to forget." -- [Rhode Island School of Design 2010 Exhibition Catalog: "Artists' Books Content Design Voice Form"]. RARE in commerce. Very good .
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Book number: 96007
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 165.5 | £UK 142.5 | JP¥ 21897]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: MILITARY; ARTIST'S BOOKS; LIVRE D'ARTISTE; FINE PRESS; KARL MICHEL; PATTIE BELLE HASTINGS; VIETNAM WAR; LETTERS; FRONT; VIETNAM VETERAN; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION; 20TH CENTURY; TWENTIETH CENTURY; ILLUSTRATED; ILLUSTRATIONS; PHOTOGRAPHS; PHOTOGRA

 
LIGORANO, NORA; REESE, MARSHALL
Ligorano/Reese: Selected Works 1991-95
(Brooklyn, NY: Published by the artists, n.d. [circa 1995]. n.d. [circa 1995]. (Brooklyn, NY: Published by the artists, n.d. [circa 1995]. n.d. [circa 1995]. Fine. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover. The contents are bound with cream cord between decorative printed blue cover sheets. [26] leaves printed on one side only, including 14 color xerox plates. There is a small label mounted on each plate giving the title and date of the work depicted. Also with black-and-white textual illustrations. There is a very small area of soiling to the verso of 1 plate. Near fine.

Collaborators Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese have worked together since the early 1980s. Their art includes videography, installations, sculptures and what they describe as "video books", several of which are illustrated here. The artists write: "For the past five years we have been working on a series of sculptures, which could be called 'video installations'. We prefer to use the term 'video books' to describe them. They are pieces, which make use of video in relation to printed media, such as newspapers and books. They focus on how we read the media and demonstrate that video and television, as vehicles for words and images, are texts to read and decipher. We expand on this metaphorically and have made book structures that incorporate monitors and video.." They then go on to comment on the individual ''books", their origins and the materials used.

Very scarce. We were unable to locate any copies in WorldCat. Fine .

Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.Professional seller
Book number: 20973
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 206.75 | £UK 178 | JP¥ 27372]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ART; ARTIST'S BOOK; LIGORANO/REESE: SELECTED WORKS 1991-95; VIDEO BOOKS; VIDEOGRAPHY; SCULPTURES; INSTALLATIONS; ILLUSTRATIONS; COLOR XEROX PLATES; REVIEWS; ARTICLES.

 
PETERS, ROBERT
Gold & Silver Do Not Spoil
Chicago Books, 1988. 1988. Chicago Books, 1988. 1988. Very good. SIGNED BY ROBERT PETERS - Small quarto [10 inches high by 8 inches wide], softcover bound in plain dark brown wraps with a keyhole in the front wrap revealing part of a color title page vignette & and a keyhole in the rear wrap revealing a small section of text. There is a light crease & 2 short tears to the top edge of the front wrap keyhole. There is a tiny chip out of the bottom corner of the rear wrap. The wraps are slightly faded along the spine. Unnumbered, mechanically reproduced pages. Profuse illustrations in color and black & white interspersed with texts compiled from various authors. An acetate sheet is laid in. Very good. Complete with the acetate overlay.

Signed by the artist "R. Peters" on the title page. Very good .

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Book number: 24920
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25 | JP¥ 3832]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ARTIST'S BOOK; ROBERT PETERS; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; GOLD & SILVER DO NOT SPOIL; MONEY; WEALTH; CAPITALISM.

 
VAN RAAY, JAN; NIGGL, THOMAS.
Coping and Hoping: Against Terrorism But No Real Solution Ye... .
Muenchen, [Germany]: Omnibus Press, (1978). (1978). Muenchen, [Germany]: Omnibus Press, (1978). (1978). Good. - Small oblong octavo. Postcard book of 16 cards, each approximately 4-1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide, including a color pictorial title card, a printed rear cover card & 14 cards, each illustrated in black & white. The cards were originally bound together but are now disbound. The title card is rubbed and slightly darkened with a light vertical crease and with its top left corner soiled & slightly bumped. Good.

The edition was limited to 500 copies.

The postcards are numbered "Verhaltens Forscher" 1-15, with the rear cover card unnumbered. The rest of the text is in English.

Scarce. Good .

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Book number: 33955
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.5 | £UK 35.75 | JP¥ 5474]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ARTIST'S BOOKS; PICTORIAL POSTCARDS; JAN VAN RAAY; THOMAS NIGGL; COPING AND HOPING: AGAINST TERRORISM BUT NO REAL SOLUTION YE...; VERHALTENS FORSCHER.

 
ROBERTS, HOLLY
A Cracked Woman. A Book by Holly Roberts
Corrales, New Mexico: Holly Roberts, 1993. 1993. Corrales, New Mexico: Holly Roberts, 1993. 1993. Fine. - Folio, 21 inches high by 16-1/2 inches wide. A portfolio of 10 color images, each printed on 17 inch high by 11 inch wide sheets and individually mounted in 20 inch high by 16 inch wide mats. The images are laid loose, with a pictorial title page, in a hardcover black folding tray case titled in grayish white on the front cover. Fine.

Limited edition of only 50 numbered copies, inscribed signed and numbered by the artist Holly Roberts on the title page. Each print is additionally initialed and numbered at the bottom of the sheet.

The contemporary artist Holly Roberts is known for her painted photographs. Her images created through a collage of cuttings from her photographs are laid upon abstract paintings with found objects adding texture. Through this technique, the images come to depict abstract figures with body parts which include elements from each of these mediums. The found objects, such as twigs, often serve as arms or other limbs. The 10 images in the portfolio are original photographs of her finished unique art work which incorporate text telling her story. Fine .

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Book number: 31088
USD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 620.25 | £UK 534 | JP¥ 82115]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ARTIST'S BOOK; HOLLY ROBERTS; PHOTOGRAPHY; A CRACKED WOMAN; MODERN; ART; PORTFOLIO; PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHS; ORIGINAL PHOTOS; PRINTS; IMAGES; ILLUSTRATED; ORIGINAL PHOTO; SIGNED; LIMITED EDITION; NUMBERED; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNATURE; INITIALS; COLLAGE; CONTEMPO

 
TOWER, JON
Garden Voice Fault Line
(Buffalo, NY): Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, (1990). (1990). (Buffalo, NY): Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, (1990). (1990). Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in white wrappers. The extremities are slightly soiled & darkened & there is a small, light stain to the front wrap. 60 pages. Black-and-white illustrations & a black oscillating line over a number of pages, being a graphic imprint of the author's voice. Very good.

This publication, the first of Hallwalls' Project Room/Artist Book Series, was produced on the occasion of the exhibition "Adam's Sorrow: Genetic Mutation and the Fall of Man", a Hallwalls Project Room Installation by Jon Tower, November 17-December 21, 1990. A section in the rear of the book titled "Errata" includes two texts: the Fall of Adam and Eve from the King James Version of the Bible, and a scientific report on Hexadactyly, the hereditary condition of being born with six fingers or six toes. The graphic voice imprint is of Tower reading the passage from Genesis. Very good .

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Book number: 21472
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18 | JP¥ 2737]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ARTIST'S BOOKS; CONCEPTUAL ART; ARTIST; JON TOWER; GARDEN VOICE FAULT LINE; HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, BUFFALO, NY; PROJECT ROOM INSTALLATION; ADAM'S SORROW: GENETIC MUTATION AND THE FALL OF MAN; GENESIS; BIBLE; HEXADACTYLY; GRAPHIC VOICE

 
WILSON, MARCIA.
The Wizard's Daughter: A Toxic Tale.
Leonia, NJ: Published by the author, (1993). (1993). Leonia, NJ: Published by the author, (1993). (1993). Fine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MARCIA WILSON - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 8- 1/2 inches wide], bound into white pictorial wrappers with tan cord & backed with decorative paper. An illustration in dark blue is stamped or block printed on the front wrap. 12 mechanically reproduced leaves, printed on one side only. Illustrated by the author in black & white with a title page vignette and an illustration above the text on each leaf. Near fine.

Limited edition of 100 copies.

Inscribed in pencil on the title page: "First edition / of 100 copies this is probably #27 / Marcia Wilson." In addition, Wilson has penciled on the verso of the title: "This book is fiction! Any resemblance to anyone living or dead is purely coincidental". This no doubt refers to a lawsuit that was brought against the author, accusing her of libel, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Marcia Sandmeyer Wilson is an American artist and author. Her work includes woodcarving, etching, painting, jewelry, silkscreen, photography and dolls. She has been a writer and illustrator of self-published mechanically produced books since 1990. She has worked as an instructor in gocco silkscreen at the Newark Museum Arts Workshop.

Rare. Fine .

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Book number: 34649
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 165.5 | £UK 142.5 | JP¥ 21897]
Catalogue: Artist's Books
Keywords: ARTIST'S BOOKS; MARCIA WILSON; AMERICAN ARTIST; AUTHOR; FAIRY TALE; THE WIZARD'S DAUGHTER: A TOXIC TALE; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; LAW SUIT; CENSORSHIP; AUTOGRAPH; ILLUSTRATED; LIMITED EDITION.

 
ZELEVANSKY, PAUL.
The Shadow Architecture at the Crossroads Annual 19-X.
New York, NY: The Crossroads Novelty Corp. 1988. 1988. INSCRIBED TO FLUXUS ARTIST DICK HIGGINS BY THE CONCEPTUAL VISUAL ARTIST & AUTHOR PAUL ZELEVANSKY - Quarto, 10-7/8 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. White boards, titled and illustrated in black on the covers and the spine with the "X" completing the date printed in red. The covers are lightly bumped & soiled. 228 & [2] pages, profusely illustrated throughout, including several full-page illustrations in black & white with occasional touches of red. Very good. First edition. Inscribed to the Fluxus artist Dick Higgins on the front endpaper, dated May 26, 1989 and signed by the artist & author Paul Zelevansky. A "visual novel" by the artist, writer and educator Paul Zelevansky. Using multimedia, Zelevansky seeks to explore the interplay of words and images. Very good .
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Book number: 95518
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25 | JP¥ 3832]
Catalogue: Artist's Book
Keywords: ARTIST'S BOOK; LIVRE D'ARTISTE; VISUAL NOVEL; THE SHADOW ARCHITECTURE AT THE CROSSROADS ANNUAL 19-X; PAUL ZELEVANSKY; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 1ST EDITION; 20TH CENTURY; CONCEPTUAL; MULTIMEDIA; FIRST EDITION; INSCRIBED; DICK HIGGINS; SIGNED; SIGNATURE;

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