Paris: Musee de l'Homme, 1967. Paperback. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Clean and bright with many black and white photographic illustrations. Text in French. Mostly african art with some art from the Americas. 158 pages. ART/021419. Very Good.
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.
Morristown, NJ: The Morris Museum, 2002. Paperback. SCARCE. Oblong 8vo. Very good+ in grey paper wrappers with white and dark grey title to front wrapper and dark grey title to spine. Minor fading to edges of front wrapper and to spine. Residue from small price sticker to rear wrapper. Very slight yellowing to edges of pages. Previous owner's name written to inside of front cover. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 50 pages. HOL/020819. Very Good+.
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, 1969. Hardcover. A facsimilie edition. Near fine in red cloth boards with device to cover and gilt title on spine. Interior pristine. Contains 139 color and gilt religious art plates with commentary in English facing each facsimilie page. Housed in a very good off-white slipcase with red title to spine and color illustration to front panel. A few scuff marks and spots of soiling to slipcase. A lovely book. Unpaginated. ILL/062416. Near Fine.
Berlin: Nationalgalerie, 1972. Hardcover. Metal boards with orange title to front cover and spine. Minor rusting to covers and spine. Occasional spots of foxing to interior. Filled with illustrations. Housed in a cardboard box with no titling. Minor foxing to box. Unpaginated. ART/122018. Very Good.
New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1988. Paperback. First Edition. Joan Mitchell (1925 - 1992) was an American abstract expressionist painter. She was one of the few female artists associated with this major modern art movement. Very good in illustrated paper wrappers with black spine panel titled in blue. A few spots of foxing to interior of covers and to first and last few pages in margins, else clean. Filled with color illustraions, some of which fold out. Two magazine articles about Joan Mitchell are laid into front. 227 pages. ART/021419. Very Good.
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.
England and Delaware: Private Libraries Association and Oak Knoll Press, 2016. Hardcover. The first detailed account of the work of this prolific and imaginative Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of the nineteenth century. Hughes is particularly remembered for his illustrations for books for children [dust jacket]. Includes appendices with a checklist of the books and periodicals, a supporting bibliography, and extensive notes. With almost 200 b&w illustrations. Bound in dark blue cloth with title in gilt to spine. With a blue pictorial dust jacket with title in black to spine and front cover. In near fine condition 7.25 x 11 inches. 325 pages. PRERAPH/010319. Near Fine.
New York: The Harry T Thomas Company, 1896. One of 540 copies of the scarce Autograph Edition signed by the author/artist. Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915) was an American author, artist and engineer born in Baltimore, Maryland, a descendant of Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He became a contractor in New York City and did much work for the Federal government, including the stone ice-breaker at Bridgeport, Connecticut, the jetties at the mouth of the Connecticut river, the foundation for the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, and the Race Rock Lighthouse off New London, Connecticut. His vacations were spent sketching in the White Mountains, in Cuba, in Mexico, and afterwards in Venice, Constantinople and Holland. He published various volumes of travel illustrated by himself, including this work on Venice [Wikipedia]. This beautiful large folio is extensively illustrated both in color and black & white. There are 20 full page color plates and 21 in b&w, all protected by tissue guards. In addition there are numerous color and b&w text illustrations throughout the book. In his preface Smith wrote that his aim was to describe and depict the beauties of Venice that one sees in the sunlight of a summer's day. Bound in contemporary brown three quarter leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Leather is scraped and scuffed, with tear along top of spine. Paper boards are also scraped and worn. The interior pages are quite clean and bright. There is a margin stain on the free front endpaper but the rest of the book is very good plus. A very desirable copy of this homage to the magical city of Venice. 140 pages plus plates. This is very heavy book that will require extra postage. ART/012319.
Fribourg: Editions d'Art Ebory, . Hardcover. An exquisite exact facsimile of a miniature book of hours from the Vatican library's collections. This is the first reproduction of this sumptuously designed and decorated book from the end of the fifteenth century. The facsimile is bound in fine brown leather with three raised spine bands with gilt decorations and Ross 94, gilt heraldic image on front cover, and all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. The book was laser printed on specially made paper. Accompanying the book is another book providing commentary in French written by Marcel Thomas, the chief conservator of the manuscripts department at the Bibliotheque Nationale. He writes about the book's provenance, history, and importance. This is followed by a discussion of the decorations and bibliographical details. Bound in cream suede soft covers with gilt title on front cover. Both volumes are housed in a cream colored suede clamshell box with the title on spine. Books and box are all in fine condition. Facsimile measures 2.75 x 3.75 inches and has 240 pages; Commentary is 45 pages. Box measures 5.75 x 8 inches. ILLUM/010319. Fine.