Refine search resultsSkip to search results
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.
Geneva: Skira, (1952). Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth covered boards with red title to front board and to spine. Slight bowing to front board. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with wondeful tipped in plates throughout. Illustrated price clipped dust jacket with white title to bottom of front and spine panels. Edge wear to dust jacket includes one small closed tear and one small open tear to front panel. 138 pages. ART/051111. Very Good / Very Good.
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.
Florence: IAAS; self published, 2007. Hardcover. SCARCE. Signed and inscribed by the artist. First Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with white title to spine and front cover. Pristine with full color photographic illustrations of Pontecorboli's work. In a fine illustrated dust jacket with a black spine panel and white title to spine. Very light wear to the edges of the jacket. 208 pages. ART/011712. Fine / Fine.
Washington DC / London: Natinoal Gallery of Art / Paul Holberton Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. "This stunning catalogue of 120 German drawings ranging in date from 1580 to 1900 celebrates a major acquisition and an exhibition at teh National Gallery of Art ... It includes superb works spanning such movements as mannerism, the baroque, the rococo, romanticism, realism, and symbolism. This unique survey of drawings showcases rare and evocative examples by, among others, Hans von Aachen, Johann Rottenhammer, and Adam Elsheimer ...." jacket. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In cream illustrated jacket with dark brown title to spine and front panels. Clean and bright. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor bumping to top corners. Large quarto. 332 pages. ART/102220. Fine / Fine.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990. Hardcover. Folio. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior with 171 illustrations, including 118 color plates. Illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Index, 248 pages. Art. ART511271. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Paris: Librairie Renouard, 1932. Hardcover. Collection of three titles by Riat (Paris), Andre Perate (Versailles), and Louis Dimier (Fontainebleau). Small quarto. Very good in red cloth with gilt title to front board and to spine. Bumping to corners and to spine ends. Small tear to cloth on head of spine. Minor rubbing to hinges. Marble endpapers. Full color illustrated title page and many black and white illustrations throughout. Gift inscription on front endpaper. Art. ART3/4250. Very Good.
Geneva: Editions d'Art Albert Skira. Paperback. Folio. Beige stiff paper wraps with black title to front wrap. Original glassine cover. Light wear to the spine ends. Interior is clean and bright with tipped in full color illustrations throughout. Text in French. Unpaginated. ART/062311. Near Fine in Wraps.
Millwood, NY and London, England: Kraus International Publications, 1983. Hardcover. First printing of the exhaustive index published under the sponsorship of the Print Council of America. A print -oeuvre-catalogue is defined as any listing of the artist's total output in prints or some clearly defined section of that output. Riggs was commissioned toassemble this index in 1970 and spent the years 1970-1973 examining oeuvre-catalogues across the United States and Europe. The index includes an explanatory note to the user, a list of symbols and code words, a list of abbreviations for frequently cited books and periodicals, and a list of abbreviations for libraries. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover. In near fine condition with light signs of use to covers. Measures 7.25 x 10.25 inches. 834 pages. BOB/112119. Near Fine.
Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1920. Hardcover. An interesting early twentieth century Italian text on advertising techniques in various media, including newspapers, posters and signs, catalogs, and more. It talks about the power of advertising, and offers aphorisms on the subject. Extensively illustrated from Italian and French sources with twenty-seven black and white and seventeen color full-page reproductions. There are also over forty inventive and charming in text illustrations. Rebound in chipped and rubbed blue cloth. Some foxing and aging to interior pages but in very good condition. 181 pages including list of artists plus index. ART/091312. Very Good.
Frankfurt: Literarische Anstalt Rütten & Loening, 1919. Hardcover. Bound in quarter black leather over cream and black paisley-designed paper boards in very good plus condition. Gilt title and designs on spine, slightly chipped at top. Rubbing and wear to hinges and spine. Minor browning to edges of boards and edges of pages. Illustrated. Interior clean and bright. 240 pages. German. GER/1073. Very Good +.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Near fine in grey cloth covered boards with brown illustration to front boards. bright gilt title to spine. In fine illustrated, price-clipped d.j. w/mylar cover. Decorative ep; illustrated title page. Interior is tight, bright and clean. Profusely illustrated w/color and b/w art reproductions. A comprehensive book. 335 pp. Western Frontier Art. ART/6263. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
London: Oxford University Press, 1942. Hardcover. First Edition. Presentation copy inscribed "For my sister Emily, in grateful appreciation of her generous thought for my children, her brother, in old affection, Will / March 16 - 42." Near fine in original orange cloth boards with gilt title to spine. The spine is slightly cocked and rubbed and there is minor wear to the spine ends and corners. Illustrated with 40 handsome photogravures by famed artist Rothenstein printed in red. Clean and bright. 134 pages. ART/052010. Near Fine.
1921. Original lithograph portrait of Sir Frank Short (1857 - 1945), eminent English printmaker. Inscribed, signed, and dated on stone by the artist. Crease to edge of print which does not affect the image. The bottom right corner of the paper has been torn; this also does not affect the image. Light browning to edges of the print. 11" x 18" in a mat which measures 16" x 20". ART/012609. Fine.