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The Sculpture of Elfriede Abbe
N.p. by the Author, 1962. First Edition. Quarto. Textured wraps (softcover); 33, [6]pp; chiefly illustrations. Mild external wear; wrapper edges lightly sunned; internally clean, fresh and unmarked -- an attractive, Very Good copy. 4pp introductory text by Abbe, followed by 15pp of photographs of her three-dimensional work. Uncommon.
[Item #31276]
Price: $60.00
 
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The Groaning Board
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. First Edition. Large, slim quarto (28.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in green pictorial dust jacket; 88pp.; chiefly illus. Fine. Collection of cartoons, most of which originally appeared in The New Yorker.
[Item #21152]
Price: $75.00
 
3.

Nightcrawlers
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First Edition. Large, slim quarto (28.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in blue-grey pictorial dust jacket, color illustrated endpapers; 96pp.; chiefly illus. Jacket edges rubbed, closed tear to bottom edge of upper jacket cover, minor dampstaining to rear cover; contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper...
[Item #21151]
Price: $75.00
 
Nightcrawlers. Charles ADDAMS.
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The Old-Time Saloon. Not Wet - Not Dry - Just History (Signed/Ltd ed)
New York: Ray Long & Richard Smith, 1931. First, Limited Edition. Number 114 of an unspecified number of signed and hand-numbered copies. Octavo. Blue cloth boards (hardcover), lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 175pp, including 13 inserted leaves of plates. Issued in unprinted glassine, which is missing from...
[Item #31246]
Price: $50.00
 
5.

Lions and Lobsters and Foxes and Frogs: Fables from Aesop
[Reading, MA]: Young Scott Books, [1971]. First Edition. Small square quarto (21cm.); original cloth in orange pictorial dust jacket; unpaged; color illus. throughout. Fine. TOLEDANO B47a.
[Item #20738]
Price: $45.00
 
Lions and Lobsters and Foxes and Frogs: Fables from Aesop. AESOP, Ennis REES, illus Edward Gorey.
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Black Graphics International: A Journal of Revolutionary Literature & Art - No.20 (Fall-Winter, 1975)
Detroit: Black Graphics International, 1975. First Edition. A later issue of this Detroit-based Black Arts journal, founded in 1969 by artist and poet Aaron Pori Pitts. This issue features an editorial on "Fascism in the Media," essays, news, and artwork by regulars in the Detroit arts and literary scene. Issues...
[Item #28474]
Price: $125.00
 
Black Graphics International: A Journal of Revolutionary Literature & Art - No.20 (Fall-Winter, 1975). AFRICAN AMERICANS, Aaron Pori PITTS.
7.

What the Moon Saw: And Other Tales
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1866. First English Language Edition. Octavo (18.5cm.); contemporary half green calf over marbled boards, gilt spine in 6 compartments, red morocco spine label; viii,372,[4]pp.; frontispiece, text illustrations throughout. Extremities a bit rubbed; a few small faint soil spots to preliminaries, else Very Good and sound...
[Item #21609]
Price: $300.00
 
What the Moon Saw: And Other Tales. Hans C. ANDERSEN, trans H W. Dulcken, illus A W. Bayes.
8.

The White Paper
New York: The Macaulay Company, 1958. First American Edition. Anonymously-written homoerotic novel attributed to Jean Cocteau, first published in French as Le Livre Blanc in 1930, and in English for the first time by Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press in 1957. YOUNG 499 (A*). Octavo (19cm); pale gray paper-covered boards, with...
[Item #29845]
Price: $85.00
 
The White Paper. ANONYMOUS, novel, Jean COCTEAU, preface, illustrations.
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Picture / Poems. An Illustrated Catalogue of Drawings and Related Writings: 1961-1974
San Francisco: Arion Press, 1975. First Edition. Quarto. Red cloth; paper spine label; unpaginated. One of 500 copies, signed on colophon by Hoyem. Trivial soil to board edges; Near Fine. Publisher's letterpress prospectus laid in, along with letterpress poster announcing an exhibit of Hoyem's works at the California Palace of...
[Item #6985]
Price: $125.00
 
10.

Mr Vertigo
London: Faber and Faber, [1994]. First U.K. Edition. Octavo (22.5cm); original simulated cloth in blue pictorial dust jacket by Art Spiegelman; [4],278pp. Fine.
[Item #21351]
Price: $45.00
 
Mr Vertigo. Paul AUSTER.
11.

The Story of My Typewriter
New York: D. A. P. [2002]. First Edition. Small quarto (22.5cm.); original two-toned boards in white pictorial dust jacket; 63,[4]pp.; color illus. after paintings by Messer. About Fine.
[Item #21308]
Price: $45.00
 
The Story of My Typewriter. Paul AUSTER, Sam Messer.
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Golden Sections. With an Introduction by Wyndham Lewis
London: Methuen, 1957. First Edition. A notable association copy. Ayrton (1921-1975) was among the preeminent British artists of the post-war period; like Shahn, he applied his talents to an impressively wide range of projects, including stage design, typography, illustration, criticism and broadcasting. Also like Shahn, Ayrton frequently found himself at...
[Item #14159]
Price: $450.00
 
Golden Sections. With an Introduction by Wyndham Lewis. Michael AYRTON.
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Tittivulus; or, The Verbiage Collector
London: Max Reinhardt, 1953. First Edition. Small square octavo (20cm). Red cloth boards; 138pp. Illustrations by the author. Inscribed in Ayrton's hand on front endpaper: "Brought to Ben Shahn by Michael Ayrton," undated. A slightly worn copy, with spine slightly rolled, mild fading to boards; some scattered foxing - about...
[Item #17220]
Price: $50.00
 
Tittivulus; or, The Verbiage Collector. Michael AYRTON.
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Poster: El Tigre Saltó y Mató, Pero Morirá...Morirá [The Tiger Jumped and Killed but It Will Die...It Will Die]
[Havana, Cuba: S.i. 1973]. Film poster for Cuban director Santiago Alvarez's 16-minute documentary film depicting the injustices commited in Chile in the 1970's under the fascist dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. It featured music by Chilean folk singers Violeta Parra and Victor Jara; shortly after the Chilean coup in 1973...
[Item #26219]
Price: $750.00
 
Poster: El Tigre Saltó y Mató, Pero Morirá...Morirá [The Tiger Jumped and Killed but It Will Die...It Will Die]. Eduardo Muñoz BACHS, design, Santiago ALVAREZ, director.
15.

Nat Turner
New York: Abrams, 2008. First Edition. Graphic novel version of the life of Nat Turner, the leader of a slave rebellion in 1831 which resulted in the deaths of 50 white people. First Printing. Octavo (22.75cm); illustrated card wrappers with French flaps; 208pp; illus. Fine copy.
[Item #29652]
Price: $15.00
 
Nat Turner. Kyle BAKER.
16.

Little Man Little Man: A Story of Childhood
London: Michael Joseph, 1976. First U.K. Edition. Attractive copy of Bladwin's "child's story for adults," illustrated by Yoran Cazac and painting a picture of life in New York "as it looks to those who are black, poor, and less than four feet high." First Impression (and correct First), preceding the...
[Item #24092]
Price: $60.00
 
Little Man Little Man: A Story of Childhood. James BALDWIN, story, Yoran CAZAC, illustrations.
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The Transformations of God: Seven Woodcuts by Ernst Barlach. With selections from his writings in translation by Naomi Jackson Groves
Hamburg: Christians, 1962. First Edition. Quarto. Card wrappers with printed dustwrapper; (unpaginated). Fine copy in Near Fine jacket, slightly sunned on spine else free of wear or flaws.
[Item #27941]
Price: $25.00
 
The Transformations of God: Seven Woodcuts by Ernst Barlach. With selections from his writings in translation by Naomi Jackson Groves. ERnst BARLACH.
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The Book of Repulsive Women: 8 Rhythms and 5 Drawings [Bruno Chap Books, Vol. II, no. 6, November, 1915]
New York: Bruno Chap Books, 1915. First Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original pale orange printed staplebound wrappers; [91]-111pp.; illus. Wrappers a bit toned along extremities, light rubbing at spine foot, else a Very Good or better, unopened copy. The author's first book. MESSERLI A1.
[Item #22417]
Price: $1,250.00
 
The Book of Repulsive Women: 8 Rhythms and 5 Drawings [Bruno Chap Books, Vol. II, no. 6, November, 1915]. Djuna BARNES, ed Guido Bruno.
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The Admirable Crichton
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. First U.K. Trade Edition. Basis for Lewis Gilbert's 1957 British comedy film of the same name, starring Kenneth More, Diane Cilento, Cecil parker and Sally Ann Howes. Thick quarto; crimson cloth, with titling and elaborative decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; viii...
[Item #23442]
Price: $200.00
 
The Admirable Crichton. J. M. BARRIE, play, Hugh THOMSON, illustrations.
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Poster: "Victory Starts Here!"
New York: R. Hoe & Co., Inc. / Grinnell Lithographic Co. [n.d. but ca.1942]. Stunning contribution to the National War Poster Competition, held under the auspices of Artists For Victory, Inc., the Council For Democracy, and with the support of the Museum of Modern Art. A wonderful piece of homefront...
[Item #25458]
Price: $750.00
 
Poster: "Victory Starts Here!" BATES, artist.
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I Take Great Pleasure... [Review Copy]
New York: John Day Company, [1956]. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in red and yellow decorative price-clipped dust jacket; [10],213pp.; illus. Some wear to jacket extremities, spine sunned, top edge of rear panel a bit toned. Fine in Very Good jacket. Publisher's review slip laid in. British photographer's...
[Item #22186]
Price: $125.00
 
I Take Great Pleasure... [Review Copy]. Cecil BEATON.
22.

The Stork Club Bar Book
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc. 1946. First Edition. Book of bar recipes from the famous Manhattan nightclub, with a foreword by Beebe, who categorizes recipes by "Morrning, Noon, or Night." The binding, dustjacket, and typography were designed by Paul Rand. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); red cloth, with titling and...
[Item #31289]
Price: $250.00
 
The Stork Club Bar Book. Lucius BEEBE, text, Paul RAND, design.
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Hot Potatoe [Sic]
[Montreal]: Drawn & Quarterly, [2009]. First Edition. Large quarto (29.75cm.); original pictorial boards; [2],269pp.; chiefly illus. Small remainder mark to bar code on rear cover, else Fine. Compilation of the Canadian graphic novelist's shorter works, including magazine articles, individual illustrations, and comic strips.
[Item #27762]
Price: $45.00
 
Hot Potatoe [Sic]. Marc BELL.
24.

The Devil and Daniel Webster
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, [1937]. First Trade Edition. Faustian novella set in New Hampshire and adapted into film twice, first in 1941 as "All That Money Can Buy," (starring Edward Arnold) and again in 2003 as "Shortcut to Happiness" (starring Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Alec Baldwin). Slim...
[Item #23923]
Price: $85.00
 
The Devil and Daniel Webster. Stephen Vincent BENÉT, illus Harold Denisen.
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People Are Fascinating
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, [1936]. Second printing. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in green pictorial dust jacket, top edge stained purple; vi,[7]-304pp.; 15 leaves of plates. Some chips and short closed tears to jacket extremities, spine a bit toned, cloth shows some foxing; contemporary gift inscription to half title, bookseller...
[Item #26552]
Price: $100.00
 
People Are Fascinating. Sally BENSON, illus Perry Barlow.


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