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Mission, BC: Barbarian Press, 2013. Simon Brett. Hardcover. Endgrain Editions Four. Limited to 120 copies in the regular edition. This is the first addition to the Endgrain Editions since 2003, and it is a major return to the series. It is a celebration of the work of Simon Brett documenting his fifty plus years as an engraver. Simon is acknowledged as one of the masters of wood engraving of the past half-century. With 134 engravings printed from the wood, an introduction by the artist, and a chronological catalogue of the more than 1,000 engravings Simon has so far engraved, this is a major work of 250 pages, and is certain to be an important reference on Simon’s work as well as being a splendid book from this important private press. Text printed in Joanna with Fry’s Ornamented for display in green and black on Zerkall Cream laid with engravings printed on Zerkall White Smooth. Bound in quarter green cloth with paper patterned boards and title label to spine. In fine condition. PRI/062014. Fine.
Baltimore: Scapegoat Publishing, 2005. Paperback. "American Gothic provides an overview of at least 15 years of Carlos Batts's artistic career covering all manners of photographic and mixed-media manipulations" (back cover). Includes CD featuring Mastadon, Swarm of the Lotus, Pig Destroyer, Pg. 99, Dog Fashion Disco, Radiation 4, Daybreak, Buzzoven, and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Some tracks are unavailable elsewhere. Bound in black paper wrappers with pink title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright. Housed in a black cloth slipcase with pink title to front panel. Unpaginated. ART/071017. Fine.
New York: Macmillan (for the Whitney Museun), 1953. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with white title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Purple dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. Jacket has minor chipping to edges. Art. ART1/10110. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed: "To Linda Falconer from the Author." Wyke Bayliss (1835-1906) was a British painter and author who was affiliated with the Pre-Raphaelites and friendds with such figures as Millais, Leighton, and Burne-Jones. Bound in dark red cloth with title and author in gilt to spine. Discolorations and bumping to boards. Light water stains to first few pages and some creases and light marks to last few pages. Several b&w illustrations. Very good minus condition. 207 pages. ART/032313. Very Good -.
San Francisco: Pomegranate ArtBooks, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by Lois Mailou Jones, dated October 7, 1995. African-American painter Lois Mailou Jones (1905 - 1998) is best known for her paintings of Martha's Vineyard, Paris, Haiti, and Africa. Illustrated with 130 full color reproductions. Very good in purple cloth boards with silver title to spine and front cover. Small indent / scuff mark to front cover. Small blue marking to fore-edge of text block (not a remainder mark). Slight scent of moth balls. In very good black illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to spine and front panels. Corresponding indent / scuff mark to front panel of jacket. Minor wear to jacket including rubbing to covers, a short closed tear along top edge of rear panel, minor wear to edges, and a small chip to edge of rear flap. Size: Large quarto. 142 pages. ART/092415. Very Good / Very Good.
Fratelli Fabbri - Albert Skira, 1968. Hardcover. Folio. In ITALIAN. Includes original photographs of the renovation of San Marco laid in. This book comes from the library of Laurance Roberts, noteable Asian art scholar. Illustrated boards with black spine panel and gold title to spine. Clean, tight interior filled with illustrations. Many of the illustrations are in full color and several fold out. 72 pages. Byzantine. ART/062106. Fine.
Bonn: Verlag von Max Cohen and Cohn, 1866. Hardcover. Ex-library with stamps to endpapers and spine. Bound in modern red cloth boards. No title to binding. Library call numbers to spine and evidence of removed title label. Wear and minor fraying to spine ends and edges of boards. Chipping and some loss to endpapers. Some pages are disbound and many splits to interior binding. Includes all 51 plates, some in color, one fold out. Text in German. Clean overall with occasional spots of foxing to text pages. Occasional smudge marks and spots of soiling (mostly to margins) of plates. Some short closed tears to edges of pages. A good reading copy. 379 pages plus 51 plates. REL/042419. Very Good.
Milan: Dalla Stamperia Reale, 1810. Hardcover. Giuseppe Bossi (1777 – 1815) was an Italian painter, arts administrator and writer on art. He ranks among the foremost figures of Neoclassical culture in Lombardy, along with Ugo Foscolo, Giuseppe Parini, Andrea Appiani or Manzoni. Bossi devoted a large part of his life to the study of the works of Leonardo, whose drawing manner he imitated accurately enough for his productions to have passed as Leonardos and his last work was a series of drawings in monochrome representing incidents in the life of that great master. He left unfinished a large cartoon in black chalk of the Dead Christ in the bosom of Mary, with John and the Magdalene. In 1810 he published this monumental work titled Del Cenacolo di Leonardo da Vinci, which had the merit of greatly interesting Goethe, who shared Bossi's urgent dream of saving Leonardo's fresco [Wikipedia]. This work comprises four books dealing with different aspects of Da Vinci's life and art. Large folio bound in full brown leather with gilt ornament to front cover, raised spine bands and gilt titling to black leather spine label. Leather is scraped, rubbed, soiled and bumped, and spine has been rebacked. Evidence of library call number at bottom of spine and glue remnants on rear pastedown where signout card removed. A.e.g. Text pages are generally clean and bright with some age toning to margins and occasional light foxing. With engraved frontis of Da Vinci's only self portrait and five additional plates, with the sixth one unfortunately missing. In Italian. 263 pages. ART/040521. Very Good -.
Milan: Silvana Editoriale D'Arte, 1955. Hardcover. VG in red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Fading to edges of boards and bumping to bottom right corner of front board. Lavishly illustrated with many full-page color illustrations; pp. 45. Dimensions: 15 1/4 x 11 1/2. Text In Italian. ART101261. Very Good.
Rio de Janeiro: Ministerio da Educacao e Cultura, circa 1960. Paper Wrappers. Uncommon. In Portuguese, French, and English. Beige paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panel. Small closed tear to top of front hinge. Clean interior which includes a brief biography and 58 prints in black and white of Giorgi's sculptures. In original glassine with minor wear to edges. Unpaginated. ART/092607. Very good in very good jacket.
London: Paul Elek, 1966. Hardcover. With 24 colour plates, reproduced using 6 color lithography, from original 18th and 19th century engravings, prints, and paintings. Also includes 96 pages with 196 duotone illustrations for a total of 144 pages. Oblong folio bound in turquoise cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Minor sunning to edges of boards and wear to edges. Clean, bright interior. In full color illustrated dust jacket with dark blue title to spine and front panels. Wear to edges of jacket including a few tears, one repaired with tape. Minor sunning to jacket. Jacket is now protected in an archival cover. This may require extra shipping fee due to large size. ENG/072821. Very Good / Very Good.
Stuttgart: Frieder. Bassermann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Hardcover. Near mint red volume with gilt title in illustrated, vg slipcase (some fading and edge wear). Pages are bright, with tipped-in plates of Busch's paintings; commentary in German; his comics in the second half. Excellent condition; 403 pp. German Art. ART/9262. Near Fine.
n.p. Cheloniidae Press, 1979. A stunning black and white print of a majestic bald eagle in flight. This is the last available print of a sold out edition of 50. Signed and dated by renowned artist and printer Alan James Robinson. He founded the Cheloniidae Press, later the Press of the Sea Turtle, in 1979. His books and art have won numerous awards and can be found in many public and private collections. The eagle is shown from the side with his head extended and wings held wide. In fine condition. Image is 17.5 x 23.5 inches; in mat it is 21.5 x 25 inches. ORIGART/072517. Fine.
Northampton MA: Cheloniidae Press, n.d. State Proof signed by the artist. A stunning original print, never published and the only copy ever printed, created by renowned artist and printer Alan James Robinson. He founded the Cheloniidae Press, later the Press of the Sea Turtle, in 1979. His books and art have won numerous awards and can be found in many public and private collections. The image depicts an owl flying in the dark of night. Most of the surface is a profound black, with the hunting owl visible by moonlight. The print is 17.5 x 23 inches and measures 22 x 27 inches with the mat. In fine condition.ORIGART/072017.
Northampton MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1978. State Proof. One of only a few copies printed for Robinson's Masters Thesis Show in 1978. With title, state proof, and signature in pencil on the lower margin. This striking black and white print of Robinson in turtle armor and with an image of a turtle and its skeleton next to him anticipates his founding of the Cheloniidae Press the following year. Cheloniidae is the name given to a family of Sea Turtle species. Robinson is shown in profile up to his shoulders and his turtle armor on his head and body given him the air of a Renaissance man. The turtle images are meticulously and realistically depicted. Image is 17.5 x 23 inches on heavy paper measuring 21 x 27 inches. In fine condition. ORIGART/073117. Fine.
Zurich: Museum Rietberg, 2001. Paperback. An exhibition catalog - French Language edition. Bound in black paper wrappers with white title to spine and front cover. Light wear to edges and corners of wrappers. Clean and bright, filled with color and black and white photographic illustrations. Pencil markings to half title page, else clean. Size quarto. 262 pages. African Art. ART/010417. Fine.
Virginia Museum: Richmond, 1973. Paperback. 4toNear fine orange side staple paper wrappers with intricately illustrated cover (fashioned after John Hariot's 1590 exploration of the New World). Minor bumping to corners. Reproduction of book inside, with translated captions for engravings, 32 pages. Art Periodical. PER/9262. Near Fine.
Newark: University of Delaware Press, (1987). Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Black illustrated dust jacket with lavender and white title to front panel and lavender title to spine panel. Slight edgewear to dust jacket which is in a protective plastic sleeve. Index, 257 pages. Art. ART6/2132. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.