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Advertising Composition Is an...
New York: Advertising Composition, n.d., ca. 1940s. First Edition. Large quarto (29.5cm.); two spiral bound interlocked volumes, black unadorned wrappers; unpaged. Upper wrapper quite worn and separated, rear cover with several white paint ring stains (made by Shahn?). Still, interior Very Good, albeit in Fair to Good only binding. Massive...
[Item #28872]
Price: $250.00
 
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Derriere le Miroir no. 113: Calder
Paris: Editions Pierre a Feu, 1959. First Edition. Entire issue devoted to Alexander Calder's mobile and stabile sculptures. Includes two large (double-page) original lithographs; text by Georges Salles and Jean Davidson. Text enirely in French. From the library of artists Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate bookplate inside front...
[Item #16153]
Price: $150.00
 
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Fortress in the Rice
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition. Appel's novel of the Philippine guerrilla movement, which grew out of his experience as an officer in the U.S. Philippine Commission following WWII. The novel was adapted for the 1963 Irving Lerner film Cry of Battle starring Rita Moreno, Van Heflin and James MacArthur. This...
[Item #14215]
Price: $350.00
 
Fortress in the Rice
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The People Talk
New York: Johnson Reprint, 1972. Facsimile Reprint. Reprint of Appel's fourth book, a non-fiction chronicle of the American scene a the end of the Great Depression. Octavo (22cm). Green cloth boards, lettered in silver and gold; 502pp. Facsimile reprint of the 1940 Dutton edition, inscribed on title page to artist...
[Item #14269]
Price: $250.00
 
The People Talk
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The Raw Edge
New York: Random House, 1958. First Edition. A hard-boiled novel of the New York waterfront, in the vein of Appel's 1930s proletarian crime novels such as Brain Guy and Powerhouse. Like the Shahns, Appel and his wife were charter residents of Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt), New Jersey and the four...
[Item #14210]
Price: $400.00
 
The Raw Edge
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Why the Japanese Are the Way They Are
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, [1973]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in yellow photo-illustrated dust jacket; [8],151pp.; maps. A few closed tears to jacket extremities, the longest approx. 1.5" to spine crown, spine a bit faded, top textblock edge dust-soiled, else Near Fine in About Very Good jacket. Unsigned...
[Item #28905]
Price: $30.00
 
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Cults in America: Programmed for Paradise [Inscribed & Signed]
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1983]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original simulated cloth in blue dust jacket; [12],204pp. Minor soil and edge wear, else Very Good and sound. Inscribed and signed by the author "For Bernarda [Shahn] -- from an old Jan. / Willa." Study of religious cults by...
[Item #28906]
Price: $35.00
 
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Atget Photographe de Paris. Preface par Pierre Mac-Orlan
New York: E. Weyhe, [1930]. First Edition. A high-point of twentieth-century documentary photography, from the library of one of the twentieth century's foremost documentary photographers. Roth 60; Parr/Badger I 127; Hasselblad 90. Quarto. Original maroon silk-covered boards, lettered in gilt; 23pp text, 96 gravure plates, fold-out letterpress booklet at rear...
[Item #14165]
Price: $1,750.00
 
Atget Photographe de Paris. Preface par Pierre Mac-Orlan
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A New Year Greeting
[New York: Scientific American, 1969]. First Thus. Square 12mo (15cm.); original decorative mustard staplebound card wrappers; unpaged; green textblock, illus. throughout. Fine. From the Library of Ben and Bernarda Shahn with their estate label inside front cover. Poem inspired by the Scientific American article "Life on the Human Skin" by...
[Item #28810]
Price: $125.00
 
A New Year Greeting
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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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Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry. A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
New York: Pantheon / Bollingen Series XXXV, 1953. First Edition. Very nice association copy of Maritain's treatise on the relationship between art and spiritual experience, a theme which played an ever-increasing role in Shahn's work in the 1950s and 60s. Quarto (25cm). Cloth-backed tan linen boards, stamped in gilt; xxxii...
[Item #14274]
Price: $500.00
 
Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry. A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Il Forestiere Istruito Delle Cose Piu' Rare Di Architettura, E di alcune Pitture Della Citta' di Vicenza
Vicenza: Reparto Litografico del Comune di Vicenza, 1965. Reprint. Octavo. Pictorial paper wrappers; 119pp; 32 inserted leaves of plates (many folding). Facsimile reprint of the 1761 edition, limited to 1000 copies: "questa ristampa identica alla prima edizione del 1761 e stata realizzata in mille esemplari con il sistema offset xerox...
[Item #28655]
Price: $50.00
 
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On the Iliad. Translated from the French by Mary McCarthy, with an Introduction by Hermann Broch
New York: Pantheon Books / Bollingen Series IX, 1947. First Edition. Broch, an Austrian, escaped Nazi Germany in 1938, going first to England and then to the United States, where he eventually settled in Princeton, just a few miles from the Shahns' home town of Roosevelt, New Jersey. His novel...
[Item #14228]
Price: $1,500.00
 
On the Iliad. Translated from the French by Mary McCarthy, with an Introduction by Hermann Broch
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Three Erfurt Tales
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1962. First, Limited Edition. The third title from Henry Morris's Bird & Bull Press. Scarce; this a particularly fresh copy with a compelling association. 12mo. Cloth boards; viii, 62, iii pp. One of 310 copies. Presentation to Ben Shahn from Lessing Rosenwald on...
[Item #14163]
Price: $750.00
 
Three Erfurt Tales
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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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African Folktales & Sculpture
[New York]: Pantheon Books, [1952]. First Edition. Folio (30.75cm.); original two-toned cloth in orange-brown photo-illustrated price-clipped dust jacket, brown topstain; xxi,[3],355pp.; map and photographic plates throughout. Jacket quite worn with numerous closed tears and losses, the largest to spine crown; ownership rubberstamp of artist Ben Shahn to front free endpaper...
[Item #28871]
Price: $50.00
 
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Manifestoes of Surrealism
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1969. First American Edition. Octavo. Red cloth; dustjacket; 304pp. From the library of painters Ben and Bernarda Shahn, with their estate label to front pastedown. Fine copy in unclipped, original jacket with minor soil and mottling at spine panel; Very Good.
[Item #28658]
Price: $85.00
 
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The Limits of Art: An Anthology (Bernarda Shahn's copy, inscribed to her by Ben Shahn)
New York: Pantheon, 1954. Third Printing. Large octavo. Blue-green cloth boards, backed in black; dustjacket; 1473pp. Inscribed on front endpaper, in Ben Shahn's hand: "for Bernarda / Christmas 1955." Mild soil, with some foxing to endpapers; jacket lightly sunned, with a few small chis to extremities; a Very Good copy...
[Item #28656]
Price: $50.00
 
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The Autobiography of Alexander Calder (Uncorrected Advance Proof, from the Libary of Ben Shahn)
New York: Random House, [1965]. Proof. Proof, ca. 300 leaves printed rectos-only; no illustrations. Preliminary version of Calder's autobiography, which would be published in 1966 as " Calder: An Autobiography With Pictures," under the Pantheon imprint. Presumably this proof copy, one of very few likely produced, was supplied to Ben...
[Item #28664]
Price: $250.00
 
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Report of the Committee on the Visual Arts at Harvard University
Cambridge: President and Fellows of Harvard University, 1956. First Edition. Wald's inscription refers to a passage in the book which quotes an unnamed "eminent artist" - Shahn, it turns out - regarding his notions of an ideal education for an aspiring artist, one that will provide "an education without stifling...
[Item #14242]
Price: $300.00
 
Report of the Committee on the Visual Arts at Harvard University
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For Good
Kyoto: Origin Press, 1964. First Edition. Corman almost certainly met Shahn through their mutual friend Charles Olson, who worked with Shahn in the Office of War Information during WWII and later (in 1951) brought Shahn onto the art faculty of Black Mountain College. This copy would have been inscribed during...
[Item #14206]
Price: $300.00
 
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For Sure
(Ashland, Massachusetts]: Origin Press, 1960. First Edition. 16mo (13cm). Original side-sewn mulberry wrappers with printed cover label; 16pp. Fine copy. From the Library of artists Ben & Bernarda Shahn, with their estate label inside front cover. One of Corman's scarcer collections, printed at his own Origin Press. LEPPER p.124 (supplying...
[Item #28772]
Price: $125.00
 
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Can These Bones Live. With Forty-two Drawings by James Kearns and a Preface by Sir Herbert Read
Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1960. Revised Edition. A terrific inscription from Dahlberg, whose "Sorrows of Priapus" had been illustrated by Shahn a few years earlier: "For Ben Shahn / with deep appreciation of his own brilliant drawings done for The Sorrows of Priapus & for suggesting that Kearns do the...
[Item #14173]
Price: $1,200.00
 
Can These Bones Live. With Forty-two Drawings by James Kearns and a Preface by Sir Herbert Read
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The Flea of Sodom
[Norfolk, CT]: Direction, [1950]. First American Edition. 12mo (16.75cm.); original simulated cloth in yellow decorative dust jacket; 123pp. From the library of painters Ben and Bernarda Shahn, with their estate label to front pastedown. Small chip to jacket's front panel and rear flap fold; light shelf wear, else Near Fine...
[Item #28657]
Price: $60.00
 


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