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Glenview, IL: Karen Hanmer, 1999. Number 4 of 20 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. Karen's artist-made books are physical manifestations of personal essays intertwining history, culture, politics, science and technology. She utilizes both traditional and contemporary book structures, and the work is often playful in content or format. She exhibits widely, and her work is included in collections ranging from Tate Britain and the Library of Congress to UCLA and Graceland (from artist's statement). In this amusing book, Karen utilizes the flag book structure originated by Hedi Kyle to juxtapose and contrast two staples of western art history, "Mona Lisa" and "Waterloo," a poker dogs painting by Cassius Coolidge. Partial images of each work alternate as the flag images are turned. When the book is completely open the full poker dogs picture is seen. The images are reproduced with pigment inkjet prints. The book is 8 x 4.5 inches closed and 8 x 19 inches when open. Housed in archival storage case with Velcro closures. In fine condition. ARTISTSB/070618. Fine.
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1974. Hardcover. 4to. Near fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with illustrations. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and to red spine panel. Slight edgewear to jacket. 368 pp. Art. ART2/2132. Near Fine in Very Good + DJ.
New York: The Graphic Co., n.d. Hardcover. Very good- orange & black decorative paper boards which house 12 b/w and dualtone plates. Boards' corners are rounded and worn, rubbed and scuffed; string ties attached near fore edge of each board. Plates have some browning and/or light spotting/staining. Plates include The Burial of Snow Flake, A Sorrow Shared is a Sorrow Divided, and The Young Physician. A unique item. Art. ART/11183. Very Good -.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Grey cloth backed brown paper boards with black title and illustration to front board. Boards are scuffed with minor staining. Wear to edges and bumped corners. Interior is clean with occasional smudges. Minor wear/soiling to edges of pages. Front hinge is starting. A delightful book. 28 pp. ART/082304. Good Plus.
Antwerp: Martial & Snoeck, . Hardcover. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Ethnographic Museum in Antwerp in 1993 and the National Museum of African Art in Washington DC in 1994. A beautiful book that offers an examination of the mask as an artistic product as well as a cultural object. With a number of essays on masks and many stunning color full-page photographs of these beautiful works of art. Laid in is a fold-out map showing regions and ethic groups with drawings of representative mask styles. Bound in grey cloth and in glossy black dust jacket with pictorial covers. Book is in near fine condition. Dust jacket shows evidence of handling but very good. 10 x 13 inches. 261 pages. African Art. ART/010317. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: Museum for African Art, 2003. Softcover. Published in conjunction with Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon in Gent. A handsome exhibition catalog with essays by several scholars of African art. With beautiful color illustrations throughout. Black softcover with pictorial covers and orange spine. Some creasing and wear to covers and free endpapers but still very good. 9 x 11.75 inches. 179 pages. African Art. ART/122916. Very Good.
Tokyo: Kyuryudo Co. Ltd., 1985. Paperback. First edition in stiff paper wrappers with illustrated dust jacket. Oblong quarto. Plain white stiff wrappers with black Japanese script on front cover and along spine. Faint browning to edges of covers. Interior pages are clean and sharp, boldly illustrated by the artist in vibrant colors with captions in Japanese and English. The last several pages of text are in Japanese only. Includes some erotic imagery. Dust jacket is colorfully illustrated with warriors against a gold background; titles on front cover and along spine in Japanese script. Dust jacket is in very good condition. Not paginated. Art/083019. Very Good / Very Good.
Bildforlaget Oppna Ogon, 1986. Hardcover. Quarto. Very good plus in grey cloth with white lettering and color reproduction of painting paisted to front board. Slight creasing to illustration. Top board is very slightly bowed. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper. Nice, clean copy with sharp corners. TEXT IN SWEDISH. Art. ART1/3160. Very Good +.
Wien: Alfred Holder, 1882. Hardcover. Illustrated with three hand colored plates, a colored foldout map, and numerous black and white vignettes. Very good in original beige cloth boards with gilt title and black decoration to spine and front cover. The front cover features an illustration of a bird’s nest. There are a few light smudge marks to the covers and the spine is slightly darkened. Minor rubbing to edges of boards. The color plates are foxed and the margins of the textual pages are browned. Full marbled edges and silk moiré endpapers. Overall, a nice clean copy. 584 plus errata and map. NAT/090911. Very Good.
Ferdinan Hirt in Breslau, 1923. Hardcover. 8vo. Yellow cloth backed beige and brown paper covered boards with white and brown title to front board and brown title to spine. Interior is clean and bright. 132 pages, plus ads in the rear. Includes map and full-page illustrations between pages 101-132. Text in German. Art. ART106300. Very Good +.
Paris: Edition des Musees Nationaux, 1937. Hardcover. Includes descriptions and full page black and white photographic reproductions of nearly 400 pieces of art. Very good in maroon cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Minor dampstain causing lifting of some color to rear board of volume one and front board of volume two. Rubbing and a few dark spots to spines. Interiors remain clean and bright with no evidence of dampstaining. Browning to endsheets. A large, heavy set which may require an extra shipping fee. 509 pages in volume I; 507 pages in volume II. ART/091015. Very Good.
University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Very good+ in very good white dust jacket. Minor rubbing to dust jacket as well as 2 small chips and 2 small closed tears to edges. Presentation copy signed by author. Frontis piece has color tipped in image. B& w images throughout. 145 pp. Art Biography. ARTBIO/6122. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York and London: Africana Publishing Company, 2001. Paperback. An in depth study of these beautiful sculptures (door locks) and the ingenuity of their locking systems containing in three parts: an overview of the Bamana people and their spiritual beliefs; a discussion of their doors and locks; and a catalogue with photographs of 67 locks and four doors with locks, each with detailed descriptions. Fine in black illustrated paper wrappers with yellow and white title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright with many photographic black and white illustrations. A thin, small quarto. 93 pages. African Art. ART/123016. Fine.
Budapest: Association of Hungarian Painter-Etchers, 1956. Paperback. SCARCE. In white paper wrappers with red artist's name to front cover. Short closed tear to front hinge and to edge of front wrappers. Minor wear to edges and corners of wrappers. Bookplate to front endpage. Includes four tipped in reproductions of etchings. In English and French. 33 pages. ART/121113. Very Good.