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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
 
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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
 
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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]
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

Oedipe, ou Tout le Monde ne Peut Pas Être Orphelin
[Paris: Le Terrain Vague/Editions du Scorpion, 1957]. A portfolio of 42 mostly homoerotic drawings based on the Oedipus legend, each within a captioned bifolium with die-cut window through which the illustration is visible. A charming work in an unusual format. Reprinted in 1958 by the same publisher, but the first...
[Item #19712]
Price: $450.00
 
Oedipe, ou Tout le Monde ne Peut Pas Être Orphelin
11.

Male Call: 112 of the GI Comic Strips by that Name--Featuring the Effortless War Activities of Miss Lace
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1945. First Edition. Oblong octavo (19.5x25.75cm.); original boards in yellow pictorial dust jacket, all edges dyed red; unpaged; chiefly illus. Clean splitting along jacket folds, spine ends chipped, uneven dampstaining, interior fine. Very Good in About Good dust jacket.
[Item #24734]
Price: $40.00
 
12.

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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Ubi Ecclesia. Drawings by Diana Murphy
London: Faber and Faber, [1929]. First Edition. 12mo. Sewn paper wrappers; [4pp]. Two illustrations by Diana Murphy, including color frontispiece and cover illustration. Light external soil, else Near Fine. Issued as no. 21 of the Ariel Poems.
[Item #20235]
Price: $25.00
 
Ubi Ecclesia. Drawings by Diana Murphy
14.

Rude Awakening
[Tuscan: Dennis McMillan Publications], 1996. First Edition. Specially bound edition limited to 30 copies of which this is no. 8. Large quarto (28.5cm.); original pictorial cloth embossed in gilt on upper cover, matching slipcase; unpaged; chiefly illus. Fine. Signed by Christian, Service, and McMillan on limitation page. Only 3 holdings...
[Item #21155]
Price: $100.00
 
15.

Our Darktown Press
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
 
Our Darktown Press
16.

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
 
17.

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
18.

Conrad's Manifesto: Preface to a Career. The History of the Preface to The Nigger of the "Narcissus" with Facsimiles of the Manuscripts Edited with an Essay by David R. Smith
Philadelphia: [Gehenna Press], 1966. First Thus. Limited to 1100 copies of which this is no. 351. Large quarto (29cm.); original marbled boards, paper label printed in red and black mounted to upper cover in grey board chemise and matching slipcase, printed paper spine label; 78,[2]pp.; woodcut portrait frontispiece of Conrad...
[Item #24588]
Price: $100.00
 
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The San Felipians
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First Edition. In striking Art Deco jacket by Ermakoff, lightly rubbed and with a small (ca 1/4" dia) loss at upper front panel. A send-up of a group of wealthy idlers assembled for a weekend-long house party on the California coast. The fictional setting...
[Item #11797]
Price: $150.00
 
The San Felipians
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Dante's Inferno. Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary...and Illustrated with the Designs of M. Gustave Doré. New Edition. With Critical and Explanatory Notes, Life of Dante, and Chronology
New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, & Co. [1885?]. New Edition. Large quarto (33.5cm.); original brown decorative cloth embossed in black and gilt, all edges gilt; [2],xxiv,183pp.; portrait frontispiece, 75 plates. Recased with original spine laid down (with some small losses to cloth), new endpapers, original front free endpapers preserved, extremities...
[Item #24733]
Price: $75.00
 
21.

Art Front 10 - February, 1936
New York: Art Front, 1936. An important, if now seldom-seen, publication, whose editorial board included Stuart Davis, Louis Lozowick, Joe Solman, Angel Flores, Harold Glintenkamp, Jacob Burck, William Gropper and others. Though not officially affiliated with any political party, Art Front was a major proving ground for revolutionary social-realist art...
[Item #21000]
Price: $250.00
 
22.

Art Front 8 - December, 1935
New York: Art Front, 1935. An important, if now seldom-seen, publication, whose editorial board included Stuart Davis, Louis Lozowick, Joe Solman, Angel Flores, Harold Glintenkamp, Jacob Burck, William Gropper and others. Though not officially affiliated with any political party, Art Front was a major proving ground for revolutionary social-realist art...
[Item #20999]
Price: $250.00
 
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Alone. Wood Engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton
London: Faber and Faber, [1927]. First Edition. 12mo. Sewn paper wrappers; [4pp]. Two illustrations by Hughes-Stanton, including color frontispiece and cover illustration. Light soil; else Near Fine. Issued as no. 4 of the Ariel Poems.
[Item #20238]
Price: $25.00
 
Alone. Wood Engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton
24.

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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The Owl King [Limited Edition, Signed]
New York: Red Angel Press, 1977. First Edition. Limited to 100 copies of which this is no. 93. Quarto (31cm.); original linen-backed boards, spine lettered in black; 23pp.; frontispiece and illus. by Ronald Keller. Signed by the author and illustrator. Fine. Designed by Keller.
[Item #24592]
Price: $500.00
 


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