Paris and New York: Boussod, Valadon, and Co., David Bendann (Baltimore), 1896. Hardcover. One hundred plates - photogravures and etchings and one water color fac-simile. Vellum edition with text and engravings printed on vellum paper. Bound in the original dark red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black title to front cover. Gilt palette to front board. Spotting and rubbing to boards. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards with fraying to cloth. Cloth along both hinges is torn in places, but boards remain attached. Clean interior overall with occasional smudge marks. A nicely printed book with many plates. 102 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/090220. Very Good.
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New York: Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Folio. Very good+ in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with 36 color plates and 10 drawings. Illustrated white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor yellowing and edgewear to dust jacket. ART/061517. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
London: Longmans & Co., 1898. Hardcover. This interesting address offered advice to the students by which Morris himself lived: “...make yourself sure that you have in you the essentials of an artist before you study Art as a handicraft by which to earn your bread. But, again, if you are able to do this, & become a genuine handicraftsman, I congratulate you...for you belong to the only group of people in civilization which is really happy: Persons whose necessary daily work is inseparable from their greatest pleasure.” An exceptionally nice copy bound in blue paper boards with grey linen spine and title printed on cover. Light wear and slight darkening to edges of boards. Interior is bright and clean save for offsetting to the rear endpapers and a few brown spots on fore-edge. Pages are unopened. 25 pages. MOR/081712. Near Fine.
Dublin: Dollard Printinghouse, 1908. Paperback. This catalog lists 300 items, many of which are reproduced in black and white. Preface by Hugh P. Lane about the founding of the Gallery of Modern Art. Very good minus in grey paper wrappers with black title and illustration to front cover. Front cover is detached and there is chipping to edges of both wrappers. The spine has been repaired with brown paper. Housed in a beige paper cardstock case with title neatly handwritten in pencil on spine panel. 63 pages plus index, list of subscribers, and plates. ART/011513. Very Good Minus.
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1953. Pamphlet. Museum of Modern Art Bulletin: Volume XXI, No. 2, Winter 1953-1954. Very good in white side stapled paper wraps with black title and illustrations to front wrapper. 22 pages. Essays and black and white illustrations. Art Criticism. ARTCRIT/8232. Very Good.
Barre, MA: The Imprint Society, 1977. Hardcover. #89 of 500 copies. Signed by author. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Spine faded to beige. In color pictorial slipcase. Interior in lovely condition, bright and clean. Filled with b/w plates. 158 pp. Art. ART/4173. Near Fine.
Madrid: Instituto Diego Velazquez, Del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Very Good hardcover with slightly soiled and chipped white dustjacket with black title to front and spine panels. Several black and white reproductions. In Spanish. Spanish Art. ART/7192. 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.
Baltimore: Cara Ober, 2020. Paperback. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with black title to white spine. Filled with color photographic illustrations and articles on Leslie King Hammond and Lowery Stokes Sims; Images of Women's Protest in the BMA's Collection; Building Pathways to Power; Bespoke Baltimore Power Suits; Circus Arts; and More. 111 pages. PER/111819. Fine.
Baltimore: Cara Ober, 2021. Paperback. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with black title to white spine. Filled with color photographic illustrations and articles on canine comfort, the quilts of Stephen Towns, paintings of Se Jong Cho, Baltimore comfort food during the pandemic, Potters Guild of Baltimore, studio visits to 10 Baltimore artists, Artist Yumi Hogan (First Lady of Maryland), Kris Fultono f Sophmore Coffee, and More. A beautifully produced local magazine. 108 pages. PER/111819. Fine.
Baltimore: Cara Ober, 2021. Paperback. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with black title to white spine. Filled with color photographic illustrations and articles on Covid-19: Labor Camp Report, Murjoni Merriweather, SK8R GRLS, Crocheting Tools for Sensory Integration Therapy, Sustainable Farming, Profile of Asma Naeem (curator at the BMA), the Creative Alliance, plant collecting in Baltimore, and more. A beautifully produced local magazine highlighting the arts scene in Baltimore. 104 pages. PER/113021. Fine.
Baltimore: Cara Ober, 2019. Paperback. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with black title to white spine. Filled with color photographic illustrations and articles on: Mojdeh Rezaeipour depicts the Iranian-American Female Body through Omissions, Artist & Administrator: Donna Drew Sawyer, Mequitta Ahuja's Paintings, Six Baltimore Vintage Shops, TT the Artist, The Artist-Activist Collective Brings 3,000 Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Issues to the National Mall, Springsteen Gallery opens in Highlandtown, Fluid Movement (Baltimore's Water Ballet), Artists Who Wear Their Work, and more. 88 pages. PER/. Fine.
Baltimore: Cara Ober, 2019. Paperback. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with black title to white spine. Filled with color photographic illustrations and articles on UMBC's special collections, Beyond Video (a Baltimore Video Store), Ten Contemporary Artists, Webster Phillips and the I. Henry Photo Archive, Preserving Black Culture at the Arch Social Club, Derrick Adams' Family archives, Heidi Daniel and the Enoch Pratt Library, Radical Books at Red Emmas, and more. 88 pages. PER/111819. Fine.
New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with The American Federation of Arts, (1996). Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white and yellow title to front and spine panels. Index, 207 pages. ART/101209. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1981. Hardcover. Folio. Fine beige cloth boards with black gilt label. DJ is near fine with slight edge wear. Pristine interior with 1557 B/W and color paintings, drawings, sketches and photos throughout. Housed in a black slip case. Minor discoloration to slip caseWith index 559 pp. This book is very heavy and will require extra shipping. Art. ART/4303. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
Paris: 1937. Paperback. Number 158 of 500 copies, the first 200 of which were reserved for the writers of the book. This remarkable deluxe collection of writings and art about Paris was commissioned by the city of Paris to celebrate their hosting the World’s Fair of 1937. The volume includes original prose, poetry, and illustrations by the leading writers and artists of France. There are thirty-one sections on various quarters, neighborhoods, gardens, avenues and boulevards, each with a short piece written by an eminent writer and engravings by two notable artists. For each section there is a full-page illustration by an artist associated with the area and a smaller one on the first page of the section by the other artist. Among the writers are Paul Valery, Raymond Escholier, Colette, Paul Claudel, Abel Bonnard, and Jules Romains. The participating artists are equally impressive, and include Matisse, Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy, Marie Laurencin, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Jean Laboureur, and Andre Lhote. Each section is a separate folder with the full-page illustration of the following section as its last page. The folders are encased in a paper wrapper with the title and a color illustration on its cover. The entire production is housed in a chemise of dark blue paper covered boards with a red leather spine label which fits into a blue paper and linen slipcase. The slipcase is in very good condition with a few chips and bumps. The contents are also in very good condition; however, pages 286-288 are missing. They included the full-page illustration by Gabriel Belot and Renefer for “Les Musees.” Page 277, the first page of “Les Eglises de Paris” has a repaired tear. Still, a splendid collection of French art and prose commemorating Paris on the eve of the Second World War. 294 pages plus table of illustrations. ART/012412. Very Good.
Arhus: Marselis Tryk A/S, 1973. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. SCARCE. Grey paper covered boards with black title to spine. Pristine interior filled with illustrations. Tight binding. Black & white illustrated dj with white spine panel and black title to spine. In English and Danish. Includes laid-in poem signed by L. Werge. 71 pp. ART/091505. Fine in Very Good dj.
London: Macmillan and Company, 1928. Hardcover. Very good- in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Light discoloration to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright with 56 beautiful illustrations. Light blue dust jacket with brown title to front and spine panel. Fading and browning to jacket has turned the dust jacket mostly beige. Front panel detached but has been repaired with archival tape. Chipping to edges. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. Art. ART1/4172. Very Good - in Good Dust Jacket.