(Baltimore): Allen C. Abend, 2018. Hardcover. Allen Abend's latest book about the art of Baltimore focuses on the history of the Peabody Institute's art collection and how it was assembled, cared for, and divested of over the last century. He "chronicles the management of the collection after the gallery closed in 1925 through its present day status. The book explores the dichotomy associated with the Peabody Art Collection as both a treasure and a burden" (jacket). Chapters include: Baltimore's Need for the Peabody Institute, Founding of the Peabody Institute, Gallery Organization, Peabody Art Collection, Gallery Exhibitions 1879 - 1925, Gallery Closes - Changing Priorities, and Collection Becomes the Property of the State of Maryland. Also includes an appendix that lists the artworks in the Peabody Collection. Oblong, bound in black cloth boards. In black illustrated dust jacket with black title to orange spine panel. Pristine with numerous color illustrations. 139 pages. BALT/112818. New / New.
Philadelphia: The Art Alliance Press, 1984. Hardcover. "A study of the soically conscious grass roots wall art that originated in the late 1960s and spread through the country and abroad during the following decade" (jacket). Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In black illustrated dust jacket with red title to spine and front panels. Minor sunning to spine of jacket and light wear to edges. Slight cock to spine. Filled with photographic illustrations, mostly in black and white with some in color. Size: Quarto. 516 pages. ART/121218. Very Good / Very Good.
[Budapest] Hungary: Corvina Kiado, . Hardcover. A lovely facsimile edition of the book of hours held at the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, first published in 1985. With beautiful full page color reproductions of the illustrations and the black and white text with decorated color initials. Bound in red suede covers with gilt titling to spine and front covers. Accompanied by a pamphlet offering a commentary on the facsimile edition of the obook printed by Gillet Hardouyn in 1510.Housed in a stiff paper pictorial slipcase. In near fine condition. Unpaginated. Quarto. ILLMANU/120618. Near Fine.
[Budapest] Hungary: Corvina Kiado, . Hardcover. A lovely facsimile edition of the book of hours held at the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, first published in 1985. With beautiful full page color reproductions of the illustrations and the black and white text with decorated color initials. Bound in red suede covers with gilt titling to spine and front covers. Accompanied by a pamphlet offering a commentary on the facsimile edition of this book of hours printed by Gillet Hardouyn in 1510. Housed in a stiff paper pictorial slipcase. In near fine condition. Unpaginated. Quarto. ILLMANU/120618. Near Fine.
New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition. A sumptuous book about the equally resplendent art of famed Pre-Raphaelite artist and writer Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In addition to chronicling Rossetti's artistic career, the book also describes his turbulent personal life and loves. There are 265 illustrations with 140 in full color. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt title to spine and in a beautiful pictorial dust jacket featuring one of his many portraits of his lover and muse Jane Morris. Both are in near fine condition save for light bumping to spine edges. A large volume measuring 11.5 x 13.25 inches. 255 pages including chronology, bibliography, and index. PRERAPH/113018. Near Fine.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1983). Hardcover. 4to. First edition. Grey cloth covered boards with white title to spine. Inscription in pen to front free endpaper. Else is pristine with 183 illustrations including 103 in full color. Includes several laid-in articles about the artist. Grey illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Slight fading to spine panel of jacket. Index, 208 pages. ART/121218. Near Fine / Fine.
Zurich: Belser-Verlag, 1984. Hardcover. A superb facsimile of the 15th century Office of the Madonna, attributed to Jean Bourdichon, a French miniature painter and manuscript illuminator at the court of France between the end of the 15th century and the start of the 16th century. The beautifully reproduced pages of the original Latin manuscript include 17 full-page illuminated illustrations with ornate borders and illuminated initials throughout. Bound in brown leather with four raised spine bands that have gilt title and ornaments in the compartments. Covers have gilt ruling and heraldic devices. a.e.g. In fine condition. 4 x 6.25 inches. Accompanied by a second volume offering commentary on the manuscript by German art historian and medievalist Eberhard Konig. Bound in brown cloth with red title label affixed to front cover. Also fine. Both are housed in a clamshell box with brown cloth coves, red spine label and small painting of the Madonna on the top. Facsimile: 145 pages; Commentary: 136 pages. ILLUM/121018. Fine.
New York: George Braziller, 1973. h. A beautifully produced facsimile of the Illuminated Manuscript 9Ms. latin 9471 in the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris. There are 126 splendid full-page plates, each followed by commentary by Marcel Thomas. With a list of plates and short bibliography.Bound in bright red cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt ornamenton front cover. In fine condition. Housed in a black paper covered slipcase with title label to spine manuscript plate affixed to rear. Slipcase shows the slightest wear and in very good condition. Measurer 8 x 12 inches. 247 pages. ILLUM/120618. Near Fine.
CT: Forlags ab wiken / Menkler Books, 1987. Hardcover. In this book "we encounter 50 creative individuals, 26 women and 24 men, in a vigorous and highly colored true story of Creative Sweden ... It reflects in words and pictures, something of the manifold variety and stark contrasts to be met in today's Swedish folklore of art, craftsmanship, and design ... it ranges between deadly seriousness and unrestrained hilarity" (jacket). Glossy white illustrated paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. Light soiling / rubbing to covers. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. Minor wear and a few short tears to edges of jacket. Clean, bright interior with many color illustrations. 184 pages. ART/121218. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Abbeville Press, 1993. Hardcover. "Enlightening and entertaining essays by eight astute scholars present new information and insights about Arts and Crafts architecture and urban planning, garden designs, interiors and resorts, tiles, pottery, metalwork, and furniture" (jacket). Maroon cloth boards with white title to spine and embossed title to front cover. Clean and bright. In illustrated color dust jacket with pink spine panel titled in maroon and white. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 328 pages. A large, heavy book. ART/121218. Fine / Very Good.
Newfoundland: walking bird press, 2018. One of 120 copies. Facades for Mark Rothko is a poem in eleven parts by writer, proprietor of the Barbarian Press, and some times actor Crispin Elsted, accompanied by a ‘Note About the Poem’ by the poet. The beautiful and densely layered poem creates a connection between the Rothko paintings seen by Crispin in the Tate Modern and his experiences in the outside world–a stile between fields, as he states in his notes. Rothko once described his paintings as facades, and the there are enigmatic illustrations representing his facades. TBound in lovely lightly gilt cloth with the title in relief on the cover. The text is hand-set in Van Dijck monotype cast by Michael and Winifred Bixler and printed on Zerkall Book Laid. Maple blocks for the monochrome "facades" were cut type-high by Ken Holden. Jerry Kelly penned the calligraphic title; Brian Roberts executed the covers and casing-in. Book design, letterpress printing, and stitching were completed by Tara Bryan, a proprietor of walking bird press. A recording of Crispin Elsted reading this and other poems comes with the book as a digital download. A CD is also being produced. Purchasers of the book can contact Tara Bryan for the download key for the digital download of Crispin's recording of the poem (www.tarabryan.com). Measures 8.50 x 12.25 inches.Includes prospectus. In fine condition. Unpaginated. PRI/120318. Fine.