Moscow: Emil Goozairow, n.d. Hardcover. Emil Goozairow is a Russian artist who paints and draws, produces movies, and creates exceptional handmade books that are printed on rare types of paper and published in limited editions. His techniques create unique designs that often are made with natural materials alone or in combination with relief decorations made from metal or poymeric clay. He creates books that he describes as "pop up," “kinetic carousel," “liporello” or “3D origami.” He also writes fairy tales, stories and mystical scenes. This striking book presents Hamlet's famous soliloquy in both English and Russian. The book opens in an accordion structure with the text and illustrations printed in black and cascading down the accordion folds. With brown nubby fabric covers with a polymer clay ornament on each side. In fine condition. Measures 2 x 8 inches closed. Folded out accordion pages measure about 10 inches. ARTISTSB/022620. Fine.
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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1930. Hard Cover. Number 46 of 1500 copies. Signed by the illustrator. Bound in white parchment spine titled in black over black leatherette boards. Browning to spine and minor wear to spine ends and corners of boards. Slight browning to endpapers, else clean and bright. Housed in original blue and white paper covered slipcase with darkened gilt title to spine and front panel. Chipping, wear, and browning to paper covering the slipcase. 267 pages. LIT/011320. Very Good.
Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1942. Hardcover. Second edition. VOLUME ONE ONLY of a two volume set. Bound in modern blue cloth library style binding with stamp on front flyleaf, call number at rear and rubbed out on spine. Clean and bright (aside from library markings). With 380 figures and 96 plates, all in black and white. Chapters on Egypt and Greece. In Italian. ITA1/7031. Very Good -.
Tempe, AZ: Pyracantha Press, 2014. Number 12 of 100 copies. Signed and numbered by the author. This is perhaps a unique presentation of the results of a sociological survey. The work presents the results of a study conducted in Phoenix to examine the causes and effects of urban sprawl in one of the most sprawling metropolitan areas in the country. The author and several Arizona State University students interviewed 101 residents of the city about their individual choices as they relate to suburban sprawl. The survey and its results are presented in five small volumes lettered A through E produced by the university's Pyracantha Press. Volume E describes the study's hypotheses, how it was conducted, and the conclusions that the researchers drew from their work. The four other volumes each contains a Turkish fold map that shows one of the areas of the city they surveyed with quotes from respondents about their choices on where to live. The book was conceived in collaboration with the Pyracantha Press. It is digitally printed on Mohawk Superfine paper in Stymie typeface. With brown paper board covers and grey paper backing. The five volumes are housed in a grey slipcase with title to front cover. In fine condition. Measures 6 x 6 inches in box. ARTISTB/012720. Fine.
Millwood, NY and London, England: Kraus International Publications, 1983. Hardcover. First printing of the exhaustive index published under the sponsorship of the Print Council of America. A print -oeuvre-catalogue is defined as any listing of the artist's total output in prints or some clearly defined section of that output. Riggs was commissioned toassemble this index in 1970 and spent the years 1970-1973 examining oeuvre-catalogues across the United States and Europe. The index includes an explanatory note to the user, a list of symbols and code words, a list of abbreviations for frequently cited books and periodicals, and a list of abbreviations for libraries. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover. In near fine condition with light signs of use to covers. Measures 7.25 x 10.25 inches. 834 pages. BOB/112119. Near Fine.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2010. Hardcover. A charming book that provide a short history and description of letter press printing, followed by letterpress "portfolios" of work of many printers from the United States and Europe. Each printer has one or two pages with images of his/her work. Most produce broadsides, cards, invitations, etc. rather than books. Bound in bright yellow cloth with red title lettering on cover and spine. In near fine condition. Measures 7 x 7.5 inches. 191 pages. BOB/112119. Near Fine.
London: Sherratt & Hughes, Circa 1910. Paperback. Reprinted from " The Socialogical Review," January, 1910. Dark green side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor chipping and rubbing to wrappers. Light browning and foxing to interior and several pencil check marks though text remains clean and bright. 12 pages. ANTH/012220. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 2018. Paperback. A History of Baltimore's Streetcar Lines - in particular the ones that relied on "jerkwater" to refill their small boilers. "Jerkwater" was obtained by throwing a bucket-on-a-rope into a stream alongside the track to gather the needed water. White paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Includes many photographic illustrations. Size: Quarto. 257 pages. BALT/111219. Fine.
Paris: Bibliotheque de la Pleiade / Gallimard, (1954). Hardcover. Volume II only. Flexible green leather boards with gilt title and rules to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards. Clean. In white dust jacket with only front and rear panels, leaving leather spine visible. Light wear to edges of jacket. In original cardboard slipcase. Wear and rubbing to edges and panels of case. 1308 pages. FRE/010220. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Paris: Bibliotheque de la Pleiade / Gallimard, (1955). Hardcover. Volume III only. Flexible green leather boards with gilt title and rules to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards. Clean. In white dust jacket with only front and rear panels, leaving leather spine visible. Light wear to edges of jacket. 1101 pages. FRE/010220. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Philosophical Library, 1948. Hardcover. This book "aims at describing the great 'unrealizing' functioning of the mind. By means of a close consideration of the operations of imagination and of the nature of the imaginary, Sarte reveals a new way of conceiving the nature of the psychic life and of the mind's relationship with the external world" (jacket). Black cloth boards with maroon and gilt title to spine and front cover. Book cloth along frong hinge is cracked, but board remains firmly attached. Clean interior with minor browning to margins. In illustrated black, white, and brown jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Fading to spine panel. Wear, closed tears, and chipping to edges of jacket. 285 pages. PHIL/032420. Very Good / Very Good.
Munich and New York: Prestel, 1998. Hardcover. Includes 154 full color and 246 black and white illustrations. "This publication documents the importance of collecting and packaging, storing, and archiving as a contemporary artistic strategy. It lends suprising insight into the process of creating art, which itself is a result of collecting experiences and materials, by using the work of forty internationally celebrated artists as examples" (jacket). Orange cloth boards with black title to spine. In black jacket with orange title to spine and front panels. Minor mildew to flaps of jacket and endpapers; slilght mildew smell. Quarto. 295 pages. ART/022020. Very Good / Very Good.
Niagra Falls, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 1994. Number 126 of 500 copies. Signed by the artist. A sweet little book with a poem about flowers and illustrations of flowers, umbrellas, and rain with peek-through holes cut into some pages. Accordion bound in yellow paper wrappers with yellow ribbon fastening cover to text block and dark grey title label pastedown to spine. Housed in a blue cardstock box with grey title label to spine panel. Unpaginated. [32 pages.] Size: book is about 3 x 2.75 inches; box is about 3 x 3 inches. ARTB/121619. Fine.
Niagra Falls, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 1994. Number 402 of 500 copies. Signed by the artist. A sweet little book with two quotes about the autumn and illustrations of acorns, gourds, flowers, and leaves printed in yellow, orange, and black. Accordion bound in green marbled paper wrappers with grey title label pastedown to spine. Housed in a green cardstock box with green title label to spine panel. Unpaginated. [22 pages.] Size: book is about 3 x 2.75 inches; box is about 3 x 3 inches. ARTB/121619. Fine.
Freeville, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 2019. Hardcover. Number 3 of 12 copies. Signed by the artist. Digitally printed with hand-colored prints on Hannemuhle archival paper, with the addition of fine Japanese and Chiyogami papers. Bound in blue and white stiff Japanese paper wrappers with five signatures sewn into accordion folds. Includes ten hand-colored prints. Housed in a blue and white folding paper covered box with paper / plastic rod closure and paper title label to spine panel. Size: 4.25 x 4.25 inches. Unpaginated. [30 pages.] ARTB/121619. Fine. Fine.
Freeville, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 2019. Paperback. Number 1 of 10 copies. Signed by the artist. Bound in an accordion structure with hand colored, collaged elements including decorative papers and images of dancers on each page. Includes ten illustrations of dancers, a page of text, and colophon. Hand written quotes about dancing have been added in pencil by the artist to several pages. Housed in a altered Altoid box that has been collaged with decorative papers on both interior and exterior. The box is titled in black on the front panel. The book and box both come in a handmade purple and green felt carrying case with blue ribbon pull ties. Unpaginated. [13 pages.] Size: book is about 3.5 x 2 inches; box is about 3.75 x 2.25 inches. ARTB/121619. Fine.
Niagra Falls, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 1994. Number 403 of 500 copies, Second edition. Signed by the artist. A sweet little book with two quotes about gardens and illustrations of seven flowers with peek-through holes cut into some pages. Accordion bound in decorative color paper wrappers with yellow ribbon fastening cover to text block and grey title label pastedown to spine. Housed in a white cardstock box with grey title label to spine panel. Unpaginated. [22 pages.] Size: book is about 3 x 2.75 inches; box is about 3 x 3 inches. ARTB/121619. Fine.
Niagra Falls, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 1994. Number 375 of 500 copies. Signed by the artist. A sweet little book with two poems about winter and illustrations of animals and children for each letter of "A Winter Song." Printed in blue and purple. Accordion bound in white paper wrappers with turquoise ribbon fastening cover to text block and grey title label pastedown to spine. Housed in a blue cardstock box with grey title label to spine panel. Unpaginated. [22 pages.] Size: book is about 3 x 2.75 inches; box is about 3 x 3 inches. ARTB/121619. Fine.
Freeville, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 2008. Number 6 of 7 copies signed and numbered by this noted book artist. She writes of her beautifully conceived and executed production: "This work was originally created for a fund-raising auction. "Faces in the Wild" is an annual artist auction aimed at raising awareness and funds for wildlife protection. When I came across Spix's Macaw I immediately thought of presenting this endangered species within a cabinet, a technique that I began using early on in my career as a book artist and continue to enjoy. I frequently find small stashes of interesting materials and am also the recipient of many delightful hand-me-down gifts from friends and very often they seem to find a use in my art. So, the Spix's Macaw project soon housed not only the remaindered book I found on EBay, but a collection of molted feathers from a parakeet, nuts and seeds from some old potpourri, dried moss from last summer's flower arrangements, and any number of stencils and paper trimmings that I recycled from past projects." She describes the work as: "A modern curiosity cabinet, I like to think of it as a contemporary 'time machine' that visualizes the environment and habits of Spix's Macaw, an endangered and extinct in the wild bird." The assemblage is housed in 8 x 10 x 4 inch painted wooden box. Materials include a used picture frame, paper cut-outs of Macaws, glass bottles containing an assortment of found and collected items including birdseed, parakeet feathers, nuts, dried moss, remaindered book, paint, thread, ribbon. Original maps and bird illustrations from the artist's personal collection of old books were scanned and printed on an Epson Photo 2000 using archival inks and paper. These scans were later hand-embellished using paint, colored pencils, graphite, and inks. Stencils are the artist's hand-cut original designs, printed using water based paints. Shelves and stops are constructed of archival foam core, covered first with Japanese paper and recovered with a variety of printed and hand modified papers. The box houses two layers: above is the book [Spix's Macaw: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird by Toney Juniper (Atria Books, 2002)] and below the cabinet with the contained ephemera and three-dimensional exhibit. In fine condition. ARTISTSB/120319.
London and Edinburgh: George Bell and Sons / The Abbey Press, 1902. Hardcover. Number 100 of 500 large type and large paper edition, printed on handmade paper. Bound in cream vellum boards with gilt title to spine and gilt decoration to boards. Red ties are no longer present and boards are bowed (as is common). Minor rubbing and soiling to boards and edges. Minor foxing to first and last few pages, else clean. An attractive printing of this famous work. 134 pages. DRA/032420. Very Good.