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Archive for January, 2010

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PIERRE CHAREAU

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Text in German, French & English. 160 pages. A very nice copy, bright and clean. SCARCE!.

Bookseller Inventory # 226753822878871

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Pierre Chareau: Designer and Architect
Taylor, Brian Brace

Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date:
1998
Binding:
Hard Bound
Book Condition:
Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:
Very Good
Edition:
First Edition

DAVID HICKS

Description: World Publishing, 1971. Hard Bound. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First U. S. Edition. Hard bound with dust jacket. Yellow cloth boards with all stamping in dark-brown. Matching dark-brown endpapers. A nice copy, bright and clean.

Bookseller Inventory # 22653

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David Hicks on Decoration-With Fabrics
Hicks, David

Publisher: World Publishing
Publication Date:
1971
Binding:
Hard Bound
Book Condition:
Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:
Very Good
Edition:
First U. S. Edition

EVA ZEISEL

Description: Hard bound copy with dust jacket SIGNED BY EVA ZEISEL on the front free endpage. Part of the compact design portfolio series.

Bookseller Inventory # 18043

SOLD

Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:Very Good
Signed: Signed

BILLY BALDWIN

Description: Hard bound in dust jacket. Stated first edition. 219 pages with index. 108 pages of illustrations, 72 in color. Some minor wear to dust jacket edges, otherwise very good. Baldwin’s career is one of the most celebrated in all of interior design. Billy Baldwin Decorates is one of the most authoritative book ever written on interior decoration.

Bookseller Inventory # 22909billy_baldwin_decorates_dj

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Billy Baldwin Decorates
Baldwin, Billy

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Publication Date:
1972
Binding:
Hard Bound
Book Condition:
Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:
Very Good
Edition:
First Edition

Description: Published on the occasion of the November 19 – 20, 1980 auction held at the Hotel Richemond, Geneva. Sale code “Pole Star”. Hard bound with black silk over boards and paste down plate to front board. Gilt titles. Lots #64-510 in b&w, with lots #511-629 showing full page, full color photographs. Estimate list laid in. A very nice copy with only the most minor wear.

Bookseller Inventory # 25018

$100

Magnificent Jewels: November 19 and 20, 1980
Christie’s Geneva

Publisher: Christie’s Geneva
Publication Date: November 19th  & 20th, 1980
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued

FACING EAST

Jack Levine practiced art as a weapon of social concern. Throughout his career he developed his skill as a graphic artist, and in the older media of etching, aquatint and lithography. In the late 1960’s he made numerous sketches on a trip to Japan, and from these he produced this 1970 portfolio edition with text by James A. Mitchner, who in addition to his prose was well known for his vast collection of Japanese wood block Prints.

Description: Elephant Folio – over 24″ tall. Large Cream color clam box. #1447 in a signed & limited edition of 2500 printed copies with FOUR ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS, and 54 tissue guarded watercolors, gouaches and drawings. SIGNED BY JAMES MICHENER AND JACK LEVINE on the limitation page and again on the interior of the clam shell box. Black leather strap clasp torn, but present. Some wear and minor soiling to publishers box, otherwise fine. Interior fine. Highly collectible!

Bookseller Inventory: 23667
SOLD

Facing East
Levine, Jack; Mitchner, James A.

Publisher: Maecenas Press, Random House
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Hardbound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition, Limited & Signed

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German born photographer Ilse Bing was known as the “Queen of the Leica” for her early and exclusive use of that camera. Bing moved to Paris in 1930 was inspired by Surrealism which was flourishing in Paris at the time. Bing was one of several leading women photographers in the inter-war period, and was know for an inventive use of oblique angles and patterns. She lived to be 99 years old.

Motto:
the invisible has to be pictured
the unspeakable has to be said
the unthinkable has to be dreamed
the intangible has to be held tight
but do not touch it with your finger
-Ilse Bing

Description: Inscribed by Ilse Bing to Jessica (Rose) the wife of the photographer Aaron Rose ” To Jessica – Thank you SO much! fondly Ilse Bing June 1992″. Paperback published on the occasion of the 1988 exhibition. Text in French. Minor wear to wraps, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 13051

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Ilse Bing : Paris 1931 – 1952
Bing, Ilse

Publisher: Musee Carnavalet
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good
Signed: inscribed by Photographer

Peter Beard

Description: Hard bound with Brown ‘leatherette’ covered boards and tipped-in plate on the front board, no dust jacket as issued. Published on the occasion of the 1999 exhibition Peter Beard: Fifty Years of Portraits, curated by Peter T. Tunney, at the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles. 205 pages profusely illustrated. RARE & SOUGHT AFTER.

Bookseller Inventory # 22482
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Peter Beard: Fifty Years of Portraits
Beard, Peter

Publisher: Arena Editions
Publication Date: 1999
Binding:
Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued
Edition:
First Edition

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Count Vittorio Alfieri (1749–1803) was an Italian dramatist, considered by many to be the founder of modern Italian drama. His successors have regarded his bold, austere and rapid manner as the genuine model of tragic composition. Alfieri was a fervent adversary of political tyranny. His defense of freedom, the keystone of all his works, made him the idol of Italian patriots. Many see Alfieri as the inspiration for the great Italian independence movement, Risorgimento.

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Description: Complete in 6 volumes (1820 & 1821) illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, one to each volume. The complete tragedies of the father of Italian drama. Lovely leather bindings, signed & stamped “J. Wright, 1853”. Marbled boards & end pages. Raised bands & gilt details on spine edges. Some wear to the leather with several hinges tender but holding. Overall very nice set that presents well.

Bookseller Inventory #

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$450

Tragedie Di Vittorio Alfieri
Alfieri, Vittorio

Publisher: Presso Leonardo Ciardetti
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued

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