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Archive for October, 2010
ALVAR AALTO

 

Alvar  Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, sometimes called the “Father of Nordic Modernism”. The Villa Mairea was built as a country house for the timber magnates Harry and Maire Gullischsen. The house stands in the middle of a pine forest at the top of a hill in western Finland, and looks out on to a unbroken stretch of forest. Constructed after Wright’s Fallingwater, this project addresses Wright’s influence, as well as Aalto’s reverence for Japanese architecture.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. 168 pages with over 300 photographs, half of which are specially commissioned and include close ups of the objects as well as details of the interior. Most of the archival picture material from the Mairea Foundation is published for the first time. This stunning monograph reproduces all phases of the project sketches, extensive historical, and contemporary reproductions, along with an engaging essay about the homeowners and how they came to commission Aalto. Villa Mairea shows a master architect in full command of his power. A very nice copy of a scarce and sought after Architecture title.

Bookseller Inventory # 24714

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Alvar Aalto: Villa Mairea 1938 – 39
Pallasmaa, Juhani

Publisher: Alvar Aalto Foundation / Mairea Foundation
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

WILLIAM FAULKNER

Description: Hard bound with unclipped dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Some wear to dust jacket edges, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 24240SOLD

Intruder in the Dust
Faulkner, William

Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1948
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

JOHN STEINBECK

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. First printing of the First U.K. edition. Some wear and minor foxing to dust jacket. Previous owners small Spanish language stamp affixed to front free end page. Slight foxing to page edges, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight.

Bookseller Inventory # 24246

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez
Steinbeck, John

Publisher: Heinemann
Publication Date: 1958
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First U. K. Edition

 

Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann was one of the most prolific Art Deco designers of the 20th century. Rarely seen desks, bureaus, sideboards, and tables designed by the Art Deco master are superbly reproduced in this first book about his life and work. One of the greatest French cabinetmakers and decorators, Ruhlmann used rare woods for the framework of his priceless pieces and ornamented them with ivory, tortoiseshell, lacquer, mirrors, silk, and tooled metals. He also applied his impeccable taste to lamps, wall coverings, rugs, beds, divans, and cigar boxes. This essential volume encompasses examples from all areas of Ruhlmann’s output, reproduces many sketches, and includes a brief biography and bibliography.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. 312 pages. Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann was one of the best and most prolific Art Deco interior designers and cabinetmakers of the 20th century. This book presents his work and life in detail, profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos. A very nice copy, bright and clean.

Bookseller Inventory # 24132

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Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco
Camard, Florence

Publisher: Abrams
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

 

GEORGE ORWELL

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Second Edition, first printed August 1945, reprinted August of the same year. Dust jacket has Second Edition printed below the blurb on the inner flap. Green cloth boards with white titles on spine edge. Wear to corners and edges of boards, and previous owners stamp to front free endpage. Dust jacket shows some wear, with some chipping to lower spine edge and lower edge of rear panel. SCARCE!

Bookseller Inventory # 23012animalfarm

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Animal Farm – A Fairy Story
Orwell, George

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London
Publication Date: 1945
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: Second Edition

HERMAN HESSE

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Foreword by Thomas Mann. Previous owners name to front fixed endpage. Some wear and minor chipping to dust jacket, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight.

Bookseller Inventory # 20522

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Demian
Hesse, Herman

Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Date: 1948
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First U. S. Edition

EDWARD ABBEY

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Stated first printing. Black boards with yellow title on spine edge. Some minor wear to dust jacket, otherwise very good. A fictional account of the author’s time spent as a fire lookout near Arches National Monument, and loosely based on Carol Turner who disappeared into Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Many friends of Abbey have claimed the author called Black Sun his favorite work.

Bookseller Inventory # 24280

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Black Sun
Abbey, Edward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Text in German and English. 224 pages with 225 plates, 179 in color and 93 illustrations of labels and signatures. A rare and sought after guide. Minor wear to dust jacket, otherwise fine. Scarce!

Bookseller Inventory # 24160

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Murano-Glass: Themes and Variations 1910-1869
Heiremans, Marc

Publisher: Arnoldsche
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition

SALLY MANN

Description: Hard bound second printing of the first edition. Some wear and a few small closed tears to dust jacket, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 18306
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Immediate Family
Mann, Sally

Publisher: Aperture, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date:
1992
Binding:
Hard Bound
Book Condition:
Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:
Very Good
Edition:
First Edition, Second Printing

c-11Joan Mitchell (1926-1992) was one of the few women artists accepted among the Abstract Expressionists. She expanded upon the visual language of New York artists including her mentor Willem de Kooning. She outpaced all but a handful of her male mentors and counterparts. Although well regarded by critics, fellow artists, and the general public, Mitchell’s achievement has never received full recognition. In 1955, Mitchell moved to France to join Canadian painter Jean-Paul Riopelle, where she continued to paint until her death in 1992. John Ashbery called her ” …a tough lady, a hard drinker, hard on her friends and harder on herself”.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Yellow cloth with blue titles.  14 color plates. Essay by John Ashbery. Exhibition catalog containing the artist’s last works before her death at the age of 66. Some minor bowing to boards, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight.

Bookseller Inventory # 23711

joanmitchell101

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Joan Mitchell 1992
Ashberry, John

ISBN: 0944680445
Publisher: Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Description: Hard bound yellow cloth with title in black on spine, in dust jacket as issued. Pristine with interior clean and binding tight. 204 pages with 127 illustrations, including 120 colour plates. A very nice copy of a sought after monograph.

Bookseller Inventory # 18452

0joanmitchell

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Joan Mitchell
Kertess, Klaus

ISBN: 0810942976
Publisher: Abrams
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition:Near Fine
Edition: First Edition

joanmitchell9921

Description: Small staple bound catalog published on the occasion of the October 23, 1998 exhibition held by the Danziger Gallery in new York. Barny Rosset was a well know publisher and Joan Mitchell’s first husband. The exhibition catalog shows some minor wear to wrappers, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 14459

joanmitchell10201

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Photographs of Joan Mitchell By Barney Rosset

Publisher: Danziger Gallery
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good

Book Description: Hard bound art exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of opening of the June 18, 2002 exhibition and in honor of the Joan Mitchell Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. A nice copy, bright and clean.

Bookseller Inventory # 17659

0joanmitchell2

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Joan Mitchell : Selected Paintings 1956-1992 The Presence of Absence
Kernan, Nathan

Publisher: Cheim & Read
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:
No Jacket, As Issued

MARY POPPINS

Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who sweeps into the Banks home on Cherry Tree Lane to take charge of the Banks children. She flies in on an umbrella, and departs when the children have learned enough lessons and promises to return whenever they need her. The first book in the popular series introduces the Banks family, consisting of Mr. Banks and Mrs. Banks and their children Jane, Michael, and baby twins John and Barbara. When the children’s nanny, Katie Nana, storms out in a huff, Mary Poppins arrives at their home, complete with her traveling carpetbag, blown in by a very strong wind. She accepts the job, and the children soon learn that their nanny although stern, and almost always cross, has a magical touch that makes her wonderful. In the end, Mary Poppins satisfied with the work she has done is once again carried away by the West wind.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. 206 pages. Blue boards with navy blue lettering and Mary Poppins cameo on front panel, illustrated endpapers with characters from the story. Original maroon dust jacket with lettering and drawing in white, and DJ flap price of $1.50. Some wear to edges of dust jacket. Previous owners 1935 gift inscription to front free end page, otherwise very good. A modern classic. Scarce!

Bookseller Inventory # 24262

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Mary Poppins
Travers, P. L.

Publisher: Reynal and Hitchcock
Publication Date: 1934
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First U. S. Edition

ANDY WARHOL

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket.  The late and mostly unknown religious works of America’s great Pop artist by Art historian Jane Daggett Dillenberger. A very nice copy, bright and clean. Rare in Jacket!

Bookseller Inventory # 24395 SOLD

The Religious Art of Andy Warhol
Dillenberger, Jane Daggett

Publisher: Continuum
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition

79478941_075bc51364Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was the premier style arbiter of the 1930s – a favourite designer for women who made the best-dressed list, of female sports heroes, and of film and theatre actresses. This book takes a comprehensive look at the work of this startling and innovative Paris fashion designer. “Shocking!” explores the Italian-born designer’s career from its modernist beginnings in the 1920s to the closing of her salon in 1954. Author Dilys Blum discusses in detail Schiaparelli’s impact on and relationship with the American fashion industry, the foundation of her great success. She also addresses how Schiaparelli’s early designs were acclaimed for the architectural quality of her silhouettes and her use of unconventional materials. After 1935 the designer’s collections took on a new identity, partly from her close relationship with the Parisian artistic community, which included Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, and Alberto Giacometti.Illustrated with over 300 captivating reproductions of Schiaparelli clothing and accessories, this book also includes contemporary photos of her designs by such key fashion photographers as Horst and Cecil Beaton and sketches and stills from the films and plays with which she was associated. Together the text and illustrations celebrate a masterful designer who defined dressmaking as an art rather than a profession.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Illustrated with over 300 captivating reproductions of Schiaparelli clothing and accessories. This book also includes contemporary photos of her designs by such key fashion photographers as Horst and Cecil Beaton and sketches and stills from the films and plays with which she was associated. A very nice copy, bright and clean.

Bookseller Inventory # 22490
9780300100662

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Shocking: the Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli
by Blum, Dilys E.

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

Paolo Venini (1895 – 1959) emerged as one of the leading figures in the production of Murano glass in the 20th century, and whose works are outstanding for their combination of traditional technique and modern form. Established in 1925 Venini is the largest and most successful of the Murano glass furnaces. Paolo Venini’s name is stil synonymous with impeccable taste & style.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. An exhaustive account of the history of the glassworks set up by Paolo Venini in 1921 and carried forward by members of the Venini family up until 1986. Profusely illustrated with with 350 (including 200 colour) illustrations, and 250 descriptions detailing each item produced in over six decades. 320 pages, chronology, list of designers, glossary, list of exhibitions, bibliography, index of names and places. Minor wear to dust jacket, otherwise fine. An essential reference source for historians, collectors, dealers, and connoisseurs of Italian glass.

Bookseller Inventory # 24163

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Venini: Catalogue Raisonne 1921-1986
Anna Venini Diaz De Santillana

Publisher: Skira
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

Murano glass has been hand-crafted in Venice for centuries.  Murano glass expresses the creative explosion of the 1950s, which supplied the essential impulses to contemporary international studio glass art.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. 352 pages with 271 plates. Work by all the major designers and manufacturers. Exhaustive information on the technique and manufacturing history of each piece reproduced. Published on the occasion of the 1997/98 touring exhibition “Italian Glass: Murano Milan 1930-1970”. A nice copy with only the most minor wear to dust jacket.

Bookseller Inventory # 24158

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Italian Glass: Murano Milan 1930-1970 The Collection of the Steinberg Foundation
Ricke, Helmut; Schmitt, Eva

Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition:
Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

Description: 2 volumes, hard bound with glassine dust jackets, in publishers slipcases as issued. LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. Tan cloth with gilt-lettered spine title labels and the Presidential seal in gilt on the front cover. Pictorial cartographic endpapers. #591 in a limited edition of 1500 printed copies of which 1434 are signed & numbered. Illustrated with b&w plates. Minor tanning to glassine jacket. Some wear and minor foxing to publishers slipcase, otherwise near mint.

Bookseller inventory# 24500

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The White House Years: Mandate for Change 1953-1956
by Eisenhower, Dwight D.


Bookseller inventory# 24501

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The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961
by Eisenhower, Dwight D.


Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Publication Date: 1963
Binding: Hard Bound, 2 volumes in Publishers Slip Case
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed and Numbered by Author

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