Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1927. Hardcover. A portfolio of photogravures documenting the work of taxidermist and sculptor, Carl E. Akeley. Includes 48 plates of Akeley, his taxidermied animals, and bronze animal sculptures. Also with a one page essay about Akeley by Wilfred H. Osgood, curator of Zoology. All plates are present. Housed in a grey paper folder, inserted into a grey paper covered slipcase titled in black on the spine and front panels. Wear to the case including chipping to the edges and corners. Browning to the edges of the case. Slight browning to margins of plates, else in fine condition. Includes contents page. Plates are about 9 x 12 inches. NAT/011320. Very Good.
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London: 1890. An original handwritten letter from Victorian artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema to Lady Leslie. Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was a Dutch born artist who lived in England from 1870 until his death. He was a very successful painter who was known for his classical subjects. The letter is one-page written on letterhead 17 Grove End Road, St. John's Wood, N.W. dated 27/3/90 to Lady Leslie thanking her for her kind letter and would considered it a "special favor" if she would come to his studio next Monday the 31st a little before 3pm and talk about her thoughts, "your friend Alma Tadema." The letter is matted and in a custom frame measuring 16.5 x 25.5 inches along with a collage of reproduced paintings and the artist's portrait. The 16 line letter measures 4 x 6 inches and appears to be in very good condition. AUTOLET/092419. Very Good.
Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (1996). Paperback. 4to. Near fine in black illustrated glossy paper wrappers with orange title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Pristine interior with full color photographic illustrations throughout. 124 pages. African Art. AFRART/112019. Fine.
New York: Abbeville Press, (1992). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Folio. Near fine in grey cloth covered boards with grey and black title to front board and black title to spine. Slight fading to edges. Author's inscription to title page. Else is clean and bright. Illustrated dust jacket with light purple and white title to front panel and white title to spine. Minor fading to spine panel. Index, 275 pages. ART/121619. Near Fine / Very Good+.
London: Petersburg Press, 1970. Hardcover. An interesting collaboration between the Petersburg Press and the Kasmin Gallery to publish this unexpected edition of the Grimm fairy tales illustrated from original b&w etchings by renowned artist David Hockney. The thirty-nine stark and evocative etchings are quite fitting for the dark and mysterious tales. Bound in dark blue cloth with title and artist in silver on front cover. In near fine condition. Measures 3 x 4.25 inches. MINIAT/112019. Near 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.
Munich, London, New York: DelMonico Books, Prestel, 2012. Hardcover. Quarto. "A leading figure among teh Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that transcends East/West cultural dualities and focuses on fundamental artistic, cultural, and social questions" (back cover). Illustrated paper covered boards with white title to black spine. Clean and bright. Filled with photographic color illustraions. 144 pages. ART/122719. Fine.