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Souvenir Program: Cheryl Crawford Presents George Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward's Porgy and Bess
(New York): (Al Greenstone), (1942). First Edition. Attractive souvenir program for Cheryl Crawford's successful revival of Porgy and Bess at the Majestic Theatre, starring Etta Moten and William Franklin in the title roles. The production ran for 284 performances from January to September, 1942. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers; (14pp); illus...
[Item #14626]
Price: $40.00
 
Souvenir Program: Cheryl Crawford Presents George Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward's Porgy and Bess
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Our Darktown Press. Decorations by Margaret Freeman
New York: Appleton Century, 1932. First Edition. Humorous malapropisms, supposedly culled from the pages of African-American newspapers of the time. The author was the wife of Octavus Roy Cohen, a celebrated purveyor of Amos-'n-Andy style racist humor. Uncommonly bright copy in the original Margaret Freeman dustjacket. 12mo (17.5cm). Dark blue...
[Item #14497]
Price: $350.00
 
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Broadside: Artist's Carnival and Bazaar [...] Benefit Daily Worker / John Reed Club
[New York, ca 1934]. A wonderful (though, sadly, anonymous) Constructivist-inspired graphic advertising a benefit carnival for the Daily Worker, sponsored by the John Reed Club of New York. Undated, though a pencil date has been placed in an anonymous hand at lower right of the sheet. The striking graphic, in...
[Item #19690]
Price: $450.00
 
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Autograph Letter, signed. 1pp, to "Mr. Carroll," dated Feb. 12, 1932
Danbury: 1932. Young, responding to an inquiry, refers his correspondent to a passage in his recently published autobiography (On My Way, NY: 1932). In a postscript Young adds: "Speaking only for my own soul I am glad that not many years out of my life were wasted doing pictorial comment...
[Item #14483]
Price: $300.00
 
Autograph Letter, signed. 1pp, to "Mr. Carroll," dated Feb. 12, 1932
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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
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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
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The Shapes of the River
London: Gaberbocchus Press, 1955. First Edition. Octavo. Gray-green cloth boards, lettered in blue on spine; dustjacket; unpaginated (ca.60pp). Boards very slightly bowed, else a tight, clean copy, Near Fine, in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped and unworn, very Near Fine. A lovely copy. Abstract illustrations by printmaker Gwen Barnard, with...
[Item #17871]
Price: $45.00
 
The Shapes of the River
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George Grosz [Exhibition Catalog]
New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1954. First Edition. Small quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 67pp; illus (incl. 2 color plates). Inked date in corner of front endpaper, else a tight, Near Fine copy, very well preserved. Catalog for the major 1954 traveling American exhibition of Grosz's work. Includes catalog...
[Item #17855]
Price: $25.00
 
George Grosz [Exhibition Catalog]
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Homage to Mistress Bradstreet. With Pictures by Ben Shahn
New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1956. First Edition. Ben Shahn provided the text illustrations as well as the jacket and board designs. This is Shahn's file copy, unsigned but with his private catalogue number ("69") neatly inked at base of jacket's front panel, and with his estate label on...
[Item #14189]
Price: $600.00
 
Homage to Mistress Bradstreet. With Pictures by Ben Shahn
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Los Aguinaldos Del Infante: Glosa de Epifania / The Child's Gifts: A Twelfth Night Tale
San Juan: Pava Prints Inc, 1962. First Edition Thus. First produced as a radio play in 1954, with an original score by Jack Delano, Blanco's collection of Epiphany stories has become one of the great classics of Puerto Rican literature. Delano (1914-1997), whose first training was as a composer, rose...
[Item #14164]
Price: $500.00
 
Los Aguinaldos Del Infante: Glosa de Epifania / The Child's Gifts: A Twelfth Night Tale
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Boardman Robinson. With Chapters by Arnold Blanch & Adolf Dehn
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. First Edition. Quarto (33cm). Tan linen boards lettered in gilt; pictorial dustjacket; xv, 132pp + 63 leaves of plates. Inscribed by Boardman Robinson on verso of frontispiece: "Especially signed for my colleague Florence Quirk / Boardman Robinson," datemarked Colorado Springs, 1946. A tight, Near...
[Item #14325]
Price: $250.00
 
Boardman Robinson. With Chapters by Arnold Blanch & Adolf Dehn
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In the "400" and Out
New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1889. First Edition. A collection of finely-rendered social caricatures lampooning the leisure activities of New York's upper crust. Charles Jay Taylor (1855-1929) enjoyed a long career as an illustrator for the New York Daily Graphic and Puck, where some of these illustrations first appeared. Oblong...
[Item #16639]
Price: $75.00
 
In the "400" and Out
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Sagas Of Struggle: A Labor Anthology. Drawings by Raymond Zalstein
New York: Claridge Publishing Corp. 1951. First Edition. Anthology of labor writings by Meyer Levin, Edward McSorley, Oscar Ameringer, John Beecher and others. Full-page illustrations by Raymond Zalstein. Octavo (20cm). Pictorial wrappers; 128pp; illus. Wrappers lightly rubbed and foxed; text clean and unmarked; Very Good. Issued simultaneously in cloth.
[Item #14985]
Price: $12.00
 
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Bandes Dessinées Chinoises. Avec un Récit Complet: La Combe Chaoyang
Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1982. First Edition. Uncommon work on modern Chinese comics. Appendix reproduces an entire Chinese graphic novel, "La Combe Chaoyang," originally published in Shanhai, 1972. Oblong quarto. Original pictorial wrappers; 62, XXIX pp; illus. Wrappers worn, toned and creased; internally clean, complete and unmarked. A Good reading...
[Item #15862]
Price: $40.00
 
Bandes Dessinées Chinoises. Avec un Récit Complet: La Combe Chaoyang
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Opus International no. 31/32 (Jan 1972): Dessin D'Humour et Contestation
Paris: Editions Georges Fall, 1972. First Edition. Double issue devoted to comic artists, cartoons and caricature. Cover by Siné (pseud Maurice Sinet). Octavo. Glossy pictorial wrappers; 184pp; illus. Trivial cover wear; Near Fine.
[Item #15873]
Price: $25.00
 
Opus International no. 31/32 (Jan 1972): Dessin D'Humour et Contestation
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A Woman's Guide to Political Action
New York: National Political Action Committee, C.I.O. n.d. (ca 1944). First Edition. Uncommon wartime manual for women political activists, with emphasis on workplace organization and getting out the female vote. Illustrated throughout by the talented illustrator Bernarda Bryson, who would meet (and eventually wed) the painter Ben Shahn through mutual...
[Item #16155]
Price: $175.00
 
A Woman's Guide to Political Action
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War is Kind
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899. First edition. Widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of Art Nouveau book design and a key Will Bradley work. The title poem remains Crane's most searing indictment of war, condensing the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage into a work of 32 lines. Octavo...
[Item #11310]
Price: $750.00
 
War is Kind
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The Emperor's New Clothes
New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition. A nice inscription from the Shahns' old friends Jack and Irene Delano, who were colleagues during Ben Shahn's days on the FSA. Quarto (26cm). Tan cloth boards, stamped in gilt; dustjacket; unpaged [57pp]. Inscribed by both authors on front endpaper to Bernarda Bryson...
[Item #14270]
Price: $650.00
 
The Emperor's New Clothes
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One Man's Initiation: 1917. Authorized Edition, Complete and Unexpurgated With a New Introduction by the Author and Drawings From His Paris Sketchbook, 1918
Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Second printing. The first unexpurgated edition of this early Dos Passos novel, originally published in London in 1920. Small octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 179p; illus. Near fine in lightly rubbed and soiled, unclipped jacket.
[Item #12784]
Price: $25.00
 
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Poems
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961. First Edition. Dugan's first published collection, issued as Volume 57 in the Yale Series of Younger Poets, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1962. Dugan was married to Judith Shahn, oldest daughter of Ben Shahn and Bernarda...
[Item #14157]
Price: $950.00
 
Poems
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Concerning Dragons. A Rhyme By H.D.C.P. Emblems By A.E.R.G.
Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1929. Reprint. Original pictorial self-wraps; 8pp. Fine. First published in 1916; the Gill bibliography notes a number of reprints through 1930. All the Ditchling printings are now uncommon, especially in fine condition.
[Item #7039]
Price: $150.00
 
Concerning Dragons. A Rhyme By H.D.C.P. Emblems By A.E.R.G.
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Erro. Catalogue General
Paris: Editions du Chene, 1976. First Edition. Catalogue raisonne of the works of this postmodern Icelandic painter and pastichiste, many of whose works juxtapose pornographic imagery with political propaganda. Fully illustrated, with more than 1000 works pictured, including 6 pages in color. Quarto (29cm). Black cloth, lettered in white on...
[Item #17138]
Price: $150.00
 
Erro. Catalogue General
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Le Message
Paris: Hermann, 1967. First Edition. Nice copy of this uncommon early work by the acclaimed Belgian painter and illustrator, published two years prior to his first one-man show in New York. Reprinted in 1974, but this 1967 first edition is scarce; OCLC notes only 5 locations in the United States...
[Item #16737]
Price: $100.00
 
Le Message
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The Eggzercise Book d'André François
La Louvière: Le Daily-Bul, 1980. First Edition. A collection of humorous drawings, all involving a play on the word "egg." François (1915-2005) was born André Farkas, in Hungary, and began his career drawing satirical cartoons for French leftist newspapers following WWII. He became one of the foremost graphic artists of...
[Item #14237]
Price: $450.00
 
The Eggzercise Book d'André François
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Pep: J.L. Wetcheek's American Song Book
New York: Viking Press, 1929. First American edition. Brechtian blank-verse satires on American values, originally published anonymously in the Berliner Tageblatt. An excellent copy. Octavo; cloth-backed, patterned boards; dustjacket; 59pp. Ownership signature and a strip of offsetting to front endpaper, else an unusually tight, Fine copy in a crisp, unclipped...
[Item #11683]
Price: $85.00
 
Pep: J.L. Wetcheek's American Song Book


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