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Wellfleet Press / Easton Press, 2002. Hardcover. Bound in red leather boards with gilt title to spine and glossy illustrated pastedown of a Michelangelo painting to the front cover. Silk moire endpapers, ribbon bookmark bound in, and full edges gilt. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste down. Clean and bright with many full color illustrations. 443 pages. Oblong. ART/022216. Fine.
Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Hardcover. "This beautiful and passionate book emphasizes the learned court art of Benin, Dahomey, and the Kongo. A very interesting and unusual approach to the art of the continent that has been too easily situated outside of history" (Le Figaro). Fine in purple cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In fine dust jacket with purple spine panel titled in white. Size: quarto. 181 pages. African Art. ART/122916. Fine / 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.
Baltimore: Vogt & Holmes. Pamphlet. SCARCE. 12mo. Grey side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor browning, chipping, and creasing to edges of wrappers. Interior is clean and bright with several illustrations. Includes burin engraving, etching, aquatint, soft-ground etching, dry-point, mezzotint, printing from copperplates, wood-engraving, lithography, general remarks on printing, colour-printing, original and interpretive prints and technical terms. 35 pages. In wraps. ART/010813. Very Good in Wraps.
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.
New York: Nahan Galleries/Harry N. Abrams, (1992). Hardcover. Includes "My Life as an Artist" an autobiography of Oscar De Mejo, and "The Naive Surrealist" an essay by Robert C. Morgan. 4to. Green cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior filled with beautiful full color illustrations. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and to black spine panel. Index, 143 pages. ART/100909. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Bangkok: Amarin Press. Paperback. 8vo. Brown illustrated paper wrappers with gilt title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing and creasing to exterior. Inscription to previous owner on front free end page. Else is clean and bright and filled with black and white illustrations throughout. 125 pages. Asian Art. ASART/090116. Very Good.
Rio de Janeiro: IPEAFRO / Afrodiaspora, 1995. Hardcover. Signed by the author on front free endpage. Afro-Brazilian artist, politician, and scholar Abdias Do Nascimento (1914 - 2011) was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Text in English and Portuguese. Filled with full color, full page reproductions of the artist's paintings. Very good in tan cloth boards with embossed title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards including a bump to the bottom edge of the front cover. A few splits to interior of binding; however, all pages remain bound. In black illustrated dust jacket with red title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a few small chips and minor rubbing to panels. Housed in original black illustrated slipcase with red title to spine and front panels. Wear and rubbing to edges and panels of case including an old price sticker. 170 pages. ART/092415. Very Good / Very Good.
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, circa 1900. Hardcover. Very good in green cloth boards with gilt title and illustration to spine and front board. Heavy fading and rubbing to gilt. Thick stripe of white paint to the spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Gift inscription in pen to front free endpaper. Consistent toning to pages. Clean overall. Rear hinge is cracked. Unpaginated. [200 pages.] ART/021918. Very Good.
Paris: Editions Dapper, Museum Rietberg, Museum fur Vokerkunde, 1989. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth boards. In illustrated black dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Slight bumping and wear to corners of jacket, else fine. Clean, bright interior with many photographic illustrations. Text in GERMAN. 135 pages. African Art. ART/122816. Fine / Fine.
Dallas: Laurel Publishing, (2006). Hard Cover. Size quarto. First edition, later printing. "This book tells the story of the Nazi theft and Allied rescue of Europe's art in brief text and hundreds of photographs from the period. Photographs rarely published - with clarity not seen before - illustrate masterpieces being handled in unimaginable ways" (jacket). Blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and spine. Pristine interior filled with both black and white and color photographic illustrations. Blue illustrated dust jacket with red title to front panel and spine. Index, 302 pages. Art. ART/071116. Fine / Fine.
Internationaler Weltverlag Berlin-Schoneberg, 1907. Hardcover. Folio. Blue cloth portfolio with gilt title to front board and spine. Color pastedown with photographic illustration to front board. Heavy wear/fraying to foot of spine; minor fraying to head. Wear/fraying to some edges and corners. Scuffing and minor discoloration to boards. Portfolio folds open to reveal a book with text IN GERMAN and many loose color photographic prints mounted on black board and separated with tissue guards. The book is bound in brown paper wrappers with maroon title to front panel; bound with red decorative string. An interesting collection. PHOTO/121404. Very Good.
New York: Harry N Abrams, 1992. Paperback. Size quarto. In gray glossy illustrated paper covered boards with black spine panel titled in white. Creasing to spine and light wear to edges of wrappers. Interior clean and bright, aside from previous owner name on first page. Color illustrations. Index. 330 pages. African Art. ART/122916. Very Good.
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.
Illinois State Historical Society, 1954. Paperback. Reprinted from the summer 1954 issue of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Black and white illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor rubbing to exterior. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. 16 pages. PRES/022218. Near Fine.