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Archive for July, 2010

NUES IS AN ICONIC 1960s FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK! This title was a unique collaboration between the fashion designer Paco Rabanne and the photographer Jean Clemmer. The project combined 12 of Rabanne’s “unwearable” dresses constructed from metalic lace and disks, photographed with the unique perspective of Jean Clemmer. The book defines the radical 1960’s and it’s culture of sexual freedom. This title has achieved cult status and is now is quite sought after.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Original glassine wrapper and publishers card board slipcase, as issued. Previous owners name to front free endpage. Minor tanning to glassine wrapper, and wear to slipcase, otherwise fine.  Book & Jacket both fine. SCARCE!


Clemmer, Jean; Rabanne, Paco

Publisher: Editions Pierre Belfond
Publication Date: 1969
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition

diane arbusBefore her suicide in 1971 Diane Arbus was pioneering a new documentary approach to photography. Her subject was to come from the fringes of society;  transvestites, giants, midgets, nudists, and others who have been marginalized by the larger society as a whole.  Her portraits have the power to both provoke and disturb. The viewer is drawn in and soon realizes that no matter how freakish her subjects might seem, they are in fact uniquely perfect in their own way.

Description: True first edition. Hard bound with price clipped dust jacket. Meets the point of issue – ” 2 girls with identical raincoats “. White boards show some foxing near edges and corners. Minor tanning to edges of jacket. Previous owners gift inscription on front fixed end page, hidden under inside flap of dust jacket ” For my mother who understands”. An important monograph on a photographer who is still gaining in popularity. Rare!

Inventory # 16730
Diane Arbus


Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph

Publisher: Aperture, Millertown, New York
Publication Date: 1972
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:Very Good
Edition: First Edition


lolita-460_1386733c Nabokov’s Lolita is one of the most controversial novels of the 20th century. The book is internationally famous for its innovative style, but infamous for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle aged Humbert Humbert, becomes obsessed and sexually involved with a very young girl named Dolores Haze. This is Nabokov’s seminal work!

Description: First U.S. Edition. Hard bound with dust jacket. Published in New York by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1955.  Meets points of issue – No statement of later date on copyright page and  Dust Jacket with price that reads $5.00. Wear and some chipping to dust jacket. Some minor wear to boards, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 23010



Nabokov, Vladimir

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Publication Date: 1955
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First U. S. Edition

Dorothy Parker’s first book appearance; her solo debut did not come until 1922. Numerous Illustrations by Anne Harriet Fish, a British-born cartoonist who emigrated to the United States around 1914 and began contributing regularly to Vanity Fair Magazine, from which the contents of this book were taken. A Pictorial Guide to Life in Our Upper Circles. The drawings and text comment satirically on the concerns of the upper classes: the Season, the Opera, Weekends, Divorce, Bridge, and the ordeals of finding a place in Society and keeping it.

Description: Illustrations by Anne Harriet Fish. Dorothy Parker’s first book appearance; her solo debut did not come until 1922.  Prose Precepts by Dorothy Parker, George S. Chappell, and Frank Crownshield. Hard bound with original Pictorial Boards, no dust jacket. Wear to boards with corners bumped. Interior clean. Binding loose, but holding.

Bookseller Inventory # 19190



Advice as to Social Campaigning, and Hints on the Management of Dowagers, Dinners, Debutantes, Dances, and the Thousand and One Diversions of Persons of Quality.

Parker, Dorothy


Bibliographic Details:

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Publication Date: 1920
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Good

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