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Archive for August, 2009

Listed as one of Modern Library’s 100 Greatest novels of the twentieth century. Saul Bellow has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times.

Description: Bellow’s fourth novel. Hard bound first printing in dust jacket. Original $4.50 price on front flap of dust jacket. 341 pages. Dust jacket shows some minor wear and a few small chips, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 20945



Henderson the Rain King
Bellow, Saul



Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: 1959
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed by Author
Edition: First Edition

Love on the Left Bank

Think of it as the illustrated version of Kerouac’s “On the Road” This photography book focuses on the left bank of Paris at a time when it was the center of creative ferment and the home of the artists, writers and aesthetes who would determine the cultural agenda of a generation. With its unconventional, gritty, snapshot-like technique the work was acclaimed as expanding the boundaries of documentary photography and became instrumental in the development of modern street photography.

Description: First edition of the Dutch photographer Van der Elsken’s first photo book. 103 pages of finely screened halftones. Structured like a documentary photo-novel about the young people who spent their days and nights in ‘existentialist’ jazz cellars and in the hotels and cafés of Paris. Large chips to dust jacket, otherwise good. Scarce!

Bookseller Inventory # 20963



Love On The Left Bank
Van der Elsken, Ed

Publisher: André Deutsch
Publication Date: 1956
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition

Joan Miró was among the first artists to develop automatic drawing as a way to undo previous established techniques in painting, and thus, with Andre Masson represented the beginning of Surrealism as an art movement. However, Miró chose not to become an official member of the Surrealists in order to be free to experiment with other artistic styles without compromising his position within the group. He pursued his own interests in the art world, ranging from automatic drawing and surrealism, to expressionism and color field painting.

Description: Hard bound catalogue raisonne of the illustrated books, with dust jacket in publishers red slipcase, as issued. 675 pages profusely illustrated with reproductions of the lithographs and engravings of Miro help create this definitive and indispensable reference work on his books. 1540 plates with 1300 in full color. An exhaustive work with 262 works each described in detail. A very nice copy in almost perfect condition.

Bookseller Inventory # 16821


Joan Miro The Illustrated Books : Catalogue Raisonne
Miro, Joan and Mlet, Rosamaria

Publisher: Patrick Cramer, Geneva
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New

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