New York: Bounty Books, a Division of Crown Publishers, 1967. Hardcover. This book collects Beardsley's beautiful and decadent illustrations, arranged chronologically. He produced furiously for almost six years, dying at the age of 26. Symon's essay provides an essential text to the understanding of the artist. Profusely illustrated. Bound in gray paper boards with a white linen spine with black titling. In a cream pictorial dust jacket with title in black to spine. Jacket shows wear with light creasing on back cover. Erasure mark to free front end paper. Otherwise very good. Quarto. 212 pages. ART/081122. Very Good.
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New York: Bounty Books, a Division of Crown Publishers, 1967. Hardcover. This book collects Beardsley's beautiful and decadent illustrations, arranged chronologically. He produced furiously for almost six years, dying at the age of 26. Symon's essay provides an essential text to the understanding of the artist. Profusely illustrated. Bound in gray paper boards with a white linen spine with black titling. In a cream pictorial dust jacket with title in black to spine. Very good + condition. Quarto. 212 pages. ART/081122. Very Good.
Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag, 1973, 1975, 1980. Hardcover. Three volumes in four. This is a monumental and comprehensive German reference work on the posters produced in Europe and the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Volume I covers Great Britain and the United States; Volume II covers France and Belgium; Volume III with text and Volume IV with plates cover Germany. Multiple authors and scholars have cataloged and described thousands of posters, accompanied by black and white and color reproductions of each. Bound in gray cloth with paper title labels to spines and front covers. All volumes are in brightly colored dust jackets with titles to spines and covers. All but Volume I are housed in simple cardboard slipcases. In very good to near fine condition. Volume I: 227 pages; Volume II: 421 pages; Volume III: 506 pages: Volume IV: 363 pages. Heavy set requiring extra postage. ART/080122. Near Fine / Very Good.
London: Fisher, Son, & Co., n.d. [circa 1840s]. These two sumptuous volumes contain four series of fine engravings of scenes and events from both books of the bible, with two series in each. The engravings are taken from paintings by famous artists such as Rubens, Copley, Rembrandt, Poussin, Vandyke, da Vinci, Raphael, and many more. There are 30 plates in each series except for the fourth, which includes 33. The plates are accompanied by the relevant text from the bible in English, French, and German. There is also an explanation in English of the meaning of the text. Bound in pebbled black leather with gilt ornaments and rulings to covers and to ornaments and titling to spine. Leather is rubbed, abraded, and worn. Book corners are bumped, with a small piece of leather missing from the lower right corner of Volume I. Hinges slightly tender. All edges gilt. Text pages are clean with very light aging to margins. The plates are generally in nice condition; however, many have foxing or browning in their margins. Only a few of the actual engravings are also affected. A handsome set in very good condition. Quartos. First Series: 78 pages; Second Series: 78 pages; Third Series: 84 pages; Fourth Series: 92 pages. ART/090822.
New York: Poster Auctions International, 1991. Hardcover. A catalog issued by Poster Auctions International for their poster auction held May 5, 1991. This hardcover volume includes a letter to the recipient offering the catalog, with instructions for those planning to attend. Also inserted is a folded sheet with the prices realized for the posters offered. There were total sales of $1,513,160. Bound in purple cloth with title in gilt and illustration of a poster affixed to the front cover. Some signs of light wear and fading to spine. Interior is bright and clean with color and b&w images of every poster along with a description and auction estimate. Very good condition. 12 inches. 434 pages plus bibliography and conditions of sale. ART/072822. Very Good.
Alexandria: Art Services International with Yale University Press, 1998. Hardcover. "Includes discussions and reproductions of paintings, posters, decorative panels, pastels, drawings, photographs, jewelry, and illustrations throughout his career" (jacket). As new in black cloth boards with silver title to spine. In fine off white dust jacket with illustration to front panel and red title to spine and front panels. Pristine. Filled with full color illustrations - 248 color plates and 112 black and white illustrations. 344 pages. ART/081022. Fine / Fine.
New York: G.P. Putnam & Son, 1868. Hardcover. 16 engravings (including half-title page) after paintings by Cole, Church, Cropsey, Durand, Gignoux, Kensett, Miller, Richards, Smillie, Talbot, and Weir. Includes scenes of New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Lake George, Schroon Lake, Wawayandah Lake in New Jersey, and more. Prose and poetry by Cooper, Irving, Bryant, Whittier, et. al. accompanies the scenes. Most of the literary selections were composed for this volume in it's original shape as "The Book of the Picturesque." Bound in the original green pebbled publisher's cloth binding with gilt title in script to both to spine and front board. An unfortunate black ink stain to the front board and wear to the corners and spine ends. Calling card of Mrs. Virginia C. Pitts is pasted down to front free endpaper. Occasional spots of foxing and most plates have been hand-labeled neatly in pen, but clean overall. Tissue guards and full edges gilt. 108 pages. LIT/082522. Very Good.
London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1971. Hardcover. This publication is part of a series called The Color Library of Art. Contains 54 full color illustrations, with an introduction and a description of each of the plates. Small quarto. Black cloth-covered boards with gilt title to spine. Black dust jacket with large Art Nouveau reproductions on front and black panels. Title in white to front panel and spine panel. Minor wear to dust jacket. Text pages are clean, with some browning. Plates are printed on glossy paper and are bright and clean. 53 pages. ART/090122. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Bracken Books, 1985. Hardcover. Quarto. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In white dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor rubbing to jacket with light light soil to top edge of rear panel. Clean and bright interior. Full page black and white erotic illustrations. Unpaginated. ART/081022. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Spring Books, . Hardcover. A nice compilation of many of Beardsley most iconic and memorable works. One hundred and eleven black and white full page illustrations throughout. Bound in yellow cloth with yellow pictorial dust jacket with titling in black to spine. Light soiling to jacket and sign of removal of small label to free front endpaper. Very good. Quarto. Unpaginated. ART/081122. Very Good.
Rome: Societa Editrice Nazionale, 1901. Hardcover. Title translates to "The life of Benvenuto Cellini followed by the Treatises of Goldsmithing and Sculpture and by the Writings on Art." Cellini was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, and author of the 16th century. His best-known works include the Cellini Salt Cellar, the sculpture of Perseus with the Head of Medusa, and his autobiography. Includes 196 illustrations. Octavo. Dark red cloth-covered boards with gilt title to spine. This is a rebinding that shows very little wear except for rubbing at top of spine. Pages are browned and there is some foxing, especially to frontispiece, title page, and first few pages. Title is underlined on title page, and there is a pencil notation on cover page. 857 pages, including index. ITALANG/082922. Very Good.
New York: Pantheon Books, Inc. Hardcover. A portfolio containing 24 lithographs related to married life. Includes a catalogue providing date for each lithograph, as well as a caption for each in French, and translated into English. Small folio. Orange cloth-covered boards with gilt title to front board and spine, and a gilt illustration of a crying baby on the front cover. Cover is slightly bowed with minor wear to the edges including a short closed tear to the bottom of the front hinge. Slight bumping to corners. All plates are in very good condition, with an occasional mark that does not affect image. 24 plates. ART/081522. Very Good.
Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1965. Hardcover. This book deals with influences on Western art during the approximate half-century between the beginning of the French revolution and the revolutionary uprisings of 1848. The period was one of political ferment, social unrest and major changes in industrial production. These influences on artists such as Goya, Delacroix, Turner, and others are discussed. Numerous color reproductions of artists' works are tipped-in. Quarto. In glossy white paper covered boards with gilt title to front board and spine. The covers has faded fairly uniformly to cream. Minor wear to edges including bumping to corners. Previous owner's signature on front free endpaper, and a pasted award label to her is on title page from the Cheshire Academy in Connecticut. Pages are bright and clean. White dust jacket with full color illustration to front panel. Black and red title to white spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped with minor wear to edges including several short closed tears. A few smudge marks to rear panel of jacket. 210 pages, including index. ART/081522. Very Good / Very Good.
Paris: Chez Moutard, Libraire-Imprimeur de la Reine & de l'Académie des Sciences, Hôtel de Cluni, 1787. Hardcover. First edition in French. The first edition was issued in Dutch in 1712. An influential work for many 18th century painters. Known as the "Dutch Poussin" (after the French Baroque painter), Gerard de Lairesse (1641 - 1711) was a popular Dutch painter known for his classical style. In this work he gives extensive directions supported with numerous diagrams on proper classical proportions, value, composition, and more. Both volumes are bound in full marbled tan calf with red title and volume labels to spines. Gilt titles and decorations to spines. Wear to edges and corners of boards with cracks to front hinges of both volumes; although, the boards remain firmly attached. A few sporadic spots of foxing, penciled notes from a bookseller in French to endpapers, and penned signature from a previous owner to bottom of title pages. Marbled endpapers and full red edges. Includes 33 plates in Volume I, with 2 that fold out plus frontispiece portrait, which has been pasted down, and 2 plates in Volume II, with 1 that folds out. Bookplates of du Chateau de Marchienne to pastedowns of both volumes. This 17th century castle located in Belgium was owned by the de Cartiers before the French Revolution. The castle survived the revolution; however the de Cartiers were no longer the lords. The family remained in the town and were given municipal tasks. They worked to industrialize the township into the 20th century. Interestingly, there is a gilt stamp to the front boards of both volumes: "Donne A Lecole Centrale du Dept. de la Seine in Fre L'an 6 De da Rep. Francoise, " which translates to "Given to the Central School of the Department of the Lower Seine the year 6 of the French Republic." Bookshop sticker from a shop in Brussels to front pastedown. Evidence of removed library stickers to spine ends of both volumes and to endpapers. Date of May 2, 1962 stamped to front endpapers of both volumes. Volume 1 is 527 pages; Volume 2 is 662 pages. FRE/082522. Very Good.
London: The Studio, 1922. Hardcover. A handsome volume with reproductions of 96 etchings by Whistler. Each is accompanied by a description of its state, size, and source. Some plates have a cover guard sheet but it is missing for many. Bound in half vellum with gray paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and brown and gilt title label to front cover. Vellum is soiled and missing a piece from the top edge. Covers also have light soiling and bumping. Some brown spots to free endpapers. Interior pages are generally clean. A nice copy despite flaws. Laid in are two short gallery catalogs. Measures 9 x 11.25 inches. With a 35 page introduction and list of engravings, followed by the plates. ART/080122. Very Good.
Washington DC: The Author, 1938. Hardcover. This self-published book includes discussions of early 18th century England, late 18th century and the Continent, early 19th century France, nature printing, and prints of fruits. Contains approximately 70 illustrations, a number of them full-page in color (13" x 9.5" pages). Part of an edition of 2,500 copies. Folio. Yellow glossy cloth-covered boards with gilt title in green design on front cover and gilt title on brown label to spine. Tape marks in upper and lower portions of both front and back cover. Other minor wear to cover, especially on corners and edges. Page are bright and clean. 275 pages, including index. ART/082922. Very Good.
Hannover, Germany: Steintor Verlag, 1969. Hardcover. Number 262 of 500 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. The book was also inscribed to Baltimore art dealer Ernest Lowenstein in 1972. The title translates as: "Report from paradise. Six LSD drawings and six paraphrases as well as a title drawing by WP Eberhard Eggers with a critical report and comparative commentary by Rudolf Jüdes." In fact there are 12 illustrations of drawings by Eggers done under the influence of LSD. Wilhelm Paul Eberhard Eggers (1939-2004) was a German graphic artist, painter,sculptor,and Freemason. Artistically, he was considered a representative of modern fantastic realism, whose works are mainly mannerist in their richness of images [Wiki]. Bound in beige nubby cloth with pictorial title label affixed to front cover. Light offsetting to first and last free endpapers. Very good condition. Folio. Pages 3-7 + 12 plates. ART/080822. Very Good.
Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1997. Softcover. This book explores the relationship between Maxfield Parrish and Sue Lewin, who came into the Parrish household at The Oaks at age of 16 to assist with the care of the Parrish's first child. She subsequently became his muse and the model for many of his photographs that were used as studies for his paintings. Their personal relationship was the subject of much speculation, but was very privately guarded, and remained in place for many years, despite Parrish's marriage. Quarto. Reproduction of Parrish painting on cover. Purple spine and back cover. Title in white on front cover and spine. Minor bumping to corners of covers, and lower left corner has a crease that continues throughout the text block. Printed on glossy paper; pages are bright and clean, with minor browning to margins. Numerous reproductions of Parrish black and white photographs and color paintings. Signed by author. 85 pages. ART/090122. Very Good.
The Oaks, Plainfield, New Hampshire: Alma Gilbert, Inc., 1998. Softcover. This is a self-published work that asserts Parrish's ability as a photographer and his utilization of photography to establish scenes and lighting for his paintings. It focuses on Parrish's work at The Oaks, his home and studio in Plainfield, New Hampshire. Numerous black and white photos taken by Parrish juxtapositioned with color plates of his painting. Signed by the author. Quarto. Red paper covers with title in yellow on front cover, a reproduced painting on front cover, and a reproduced photo on back cover. Yellow spine with black title. Printed on glossy paper. Pages are bright and clean, as are all plates. ART/090122. Near Fine.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Hard Cover. Quarto This comprehensive look at the world of Art Nouveau was published to accompany an exhibition that traveled between the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. It includes essays by various scholars on all aspects of the arts and crafts of the period. Like new in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior with 507 illustrations of which 407 are in full color. Fine white illustrated dust jacket with red title to spine and front panel. 496 pages including index. ART/081022. Fine.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1912. Hardcover. Later edition. Includes 12 etchings with tissue guards. Chapters discuss famous etchers such as Durer, Goya, Rembrandt, and Vandyke, the history of etching, and practical notes on how to produce etchings. Bound in the original dark green cloth boards with gilt title and illustration of birds to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Label from Bretanos bookshop to front, else clean and bright. 459 pages. ART/082522. Very Good.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1993. Hardcover. This is a catalogue for the collector of generally available Maxfield Parrish works. Images are in full color, with multiple images on a single page. Sorted by client or major work, such as Collier's Magazine, Christmas Life, Scribner's, and books. A single-page price guide of estimated 1993 price ranges is included on the last page. Quarto. Light blue cloth-covered boards with title in black to front cover and spine. Orange-brown dust jacket with color reproduction to front panel and title in white and blue to front and spine panels. Dust jacket has slight creases to top edges. Marbled front and back endpapers. Printed on glossy pages. Pages are bright and clean. 208 pages, including index and price guide. ART/090122. Near Fine / Very Good.
Salt Lake City, Utah: A Peregrine Smith Book Published by Gibbs Smith, (1990). Hard Cover. Beautiful book that explores the international scope of Art Nouveau through its major artists of the time. In very good blue-green dust jacket with title, author, and Will Bradley peacock illustration on front cover and red title on white spine. Bound in cream cloth, with bright interior pages with numerous illustrations. 144 pages. ART/081722. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1975. Hardcover. 4to. First edition, first printing. With 48 full color plates and 175 black and white illustrations. Designs by Bradley, Gibson, Parrish, Rhead, and more. Orange cloth covered boards with metallic blue title to spine and front board. Clean interior with many full color illustrations. Tight binding. Blue illustrated dust jacket with orange title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Index, 224 page. A nice copy. ART/081022. Fine / Very Good.
Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1984. Hard Cover. A worldwide account of Art Nouveau with biographies of its leading figures. A comprehensive study including metalwork, painting, sculpture, glass, jewelry, artchitecture, and more. 4to. Bound in blue illustrated paper covered boards with black spine panel titled in white. 1093 illustrations, 297 of which are in color. In matching blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to black spine. Light wear to edges of jacket. Index, 414 pages. ART/081722. Near Fine / Very Good.