Philadelphia: Gebbie and Co., circa 1880. Hardcover. Volume I ONLY. Includes 50 photogravures. Folio. Bound in three quarter brown leather over brown pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards, spine, and corners. Rubbing and minor discoloration to boards. Dampstaining to corners of first few pages, but no plates are affected. Minor foxing to margins of most pages. Occasional smudge marks but clean overall. An attractive book despite noted damage. 96 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized set and it may require an extra shipping fee.ART/062019. Very Good.
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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: 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.
Cincinnati, Ohio: The Taft Museum, 1987. Paperback. Thin 4to. Very good + in black and white illustrated paper wrappers with blue title to front wrapper and white title to spine. Black and white photographic illustrations throughout. "Education Department" stamped to half title page. ART/060810. Very Good + in Wraps.
Milano: Edizioni D'arte Amilcare Pizzi, 1952. Hardcover. 8vo. Beige paper covered boards with orange title to front board. IN ITALIAN. Filled with plates, some of which are in color. Color illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel and brown title to spine. Several chips to edges of jacket. Unpaginated. ITAHIS/080706. Very Good in Very good Minus dj.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1961). Hardcover. Folio. Very good+ in grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with 34 color plates and 43 black and white illustrations. Illustrated white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Light yellowing and edgewear to dust jacket. ART/061517. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
Hamilton, NJ: Chimera Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Later printing. Black leatherette backed cream cloth paper covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations. Beige and black illustrated dust jacket with black title to fton panel and beige title to black spine. Index, 160. ART/102709. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
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.
Collegeville, MN: Order of Saint Benedict, 2005. Hardcover. A beautiful book documenting and celebrating the creation of the magnificent Saint John's Bible, which was written and illustrated entirely by hand. The project involved the skills and talents of artists, calligraphers, and scholars over a several year effort beginning in 1998. There are hundreds of color photographs documenting the creative process and the beautiful results. Bound in black cloth with title in gilt to spine. In a blue pictorial dust jacket with title in yellow to spine. Binding, dust jacket at interior are all in fine condition, with a heartfelt gift inscription to free front endpaper. 10 x 11.5 inches. 216 pages. BOB/081717. Fine / Fine.
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1996. Softcover. A fascinating examination of what a doll is in African culture - both as a toy and a cultural and artistic object - with comparisons to the meaning of dolls in Western culture. With study of dolls by region/country. Color and b&w photographs throughout. Black softcover with pictorial covers showing a range of doll types. Light crease to front cover but very good plus. 8.5 x 11 inches. 124 pages. African Art. ART/010417. Very Good+.
New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, (1988). Hardcover. Folio. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Clean interior filled with illustrations in both full color and black and white. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white and red title to front panel and white title to spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 326 pages. ART/020618. Very Good / Very Good.
London, New York: Royal Academy of Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of art, (2000). Paperback. 4to. Grey illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front wrap and to spine. Light edgewear to wrappers. Pristine interior with both full color as well as black and white illustrations throughout. Index, 355 pages. ART/100212. Near Fine in Wraps.
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.
New York: powerHouse Books, 1999. Hardcover. Signed by the artist and author. First edition. The portraits of Italian painter Francesco Clemente (1952 - ) are quite striking, with references to expressionism and surrealism. This book includes over 100 portraits with subjects ranging from poets to artists to actors to friends and family. A few notable examples include Allan Ginsberg, Minnie Driver, Keith Haring, Fran Lebowitz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Bancroft, and Robert Mapplethorpe. All portraits were completed from 1980 - 1997 in various media such as watercolor, oil on wood panel, pastels and more. Near fine in illustrated paper covered boards with red spine panel and yellow title to spine. Gentle bumping to corners, otherwise in fine condition. In very good plus matching jacket with short closed tear to the front panel and Rizzoli price sticker to the spine panel. 186 pages. ART/011111. Near fine in Very good plus dust jacket.