BOOK. THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE HOLE. By DON FREEMAN. Santa Barbara: Don Freeman, (1968). Pictorial wrappers. Measures 6" x 4 5/8". Black and white illustrations. A cautionary tale about a termite who tries to warn the world about possible destruction but told with humor. In excellent condition.
TITLE: A Fascination for Miniatures: The Linda F. Crawley Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles
Hardbound cover: 8 1/2 x 11 in, 88 pages.
110 snuff bottles illustrated in color, introduction, descriptions, bibliography.
Introduction by Susie and Francois Lorin
English text, Chinese captions.
Winter Park, Florida, 2008.
If you are a neophyte or an advanced collector of ancient art, "Into the Antiquities Trade" by Kevin R. Cheek is a valuable resource and a "must read" for every collector. This book defines and explains the political situation relative to the trade, as seen in the chapter "Who's Who", and clarifies the "pro" and "con" positions that the three different camps take regading the trade...
Antique Roycroft bookend,
hammered brass and bronze
in the form of two books
and a spray of berries.
Walking the High Line
Photography by Joel Sternfeld [signed]
Published by Steidl, Göttingen, Germany, and Pace/MacGill, New York, 2001. First edition. Signed by the Artist.
In Walking the High Line, Sternfeld, a potent force in American photography, shows us the hidden life of an abandoned elevated train line in Manhattan...
This is the catalog of the exhibition on the Lamaist Boddhist art in Paris at the Grand Plais from 29 march to 27 June 197
The book has 316 pages , size 24 X 21 cm, 384 pictures black and white and color
very good condition
BOOK. OCRACOKE. BY CARL GOERCH. DRAWINGS BY PRIMROSE. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, publisher. First published in 1956 - this is a fifth printing of 1968. A MINT COPY IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST JACKET. 8vo. Bound in beige cloth with pictorial stamping in tan. Illustrated with numerous black and white drawings by Primrose McPherson Paschal. The author's "informal and chatty" account of life on the island of Ocracoke in the outer banks of North Carolina.
Beautiful smooth black with intricate tooling bound with gothic calligraphy styled print and gilt page edges adorn this most handsome missal! On the front is a gilt embossed cross. There is one page loose otherwise in remarkable condition! Measures 4 3/4" X 3 1/2" Check out our Italian And Spanish Prayer Books!
MINIATURE BOOK. SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE. BY ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING. Venice: S. Rosen Publisher, 1906. 2 5/8 inches by 2 inches. Original boards. Printed in red and black. The ALDINE mark is on the front pastedown in red and black. Contains a portrait frontispiece of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Also, a black and white drawing by C.M.Stella of E.B.B.'s tomb in Florence, designed by Lord Leighton, is at the back of the volume (see enlargement 4)...
BOOK. "DONALD AND THE...." PETER F. NEUMEYER. DRAWINGS BY EDWARD GOREY. Addison-Wesley, 1969. Oblong 9vo. Pictorial boards in original pictorial dust jacket. Black and white illustrations by Edward Gorey. Pictorial endpapers. A very good copy.
Gnadau, 1819. Bound with Nachtrag zu dem Gesangbuche der Evangelischen Brudergemeinen. Gnadau, 1820. A nice Moravian songbook in original full leather binding with all fore-edges gilt, housed in a marbled paper-covered slipcase. The binding is worn with some chipping to the top of the spine. The top of the front hinge has some cracking. The interior is toned and has foxing throughout. Overall a decent copy of a scarce Moravian book. 7 1/4" tall.
CITY CHILD. Poems by Selma Robinson. Decorations by Rockwell Kent. New York: Farrar & Rhinehart, 1931. Original gilt decorated cloth. Black and white illustrations by Kent. A portion of the original dust jacket is pasted on to the back flyleaf plus a Selma Robinson poem otherwise in very good condition.
"Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, And Hints To Young Housekeepers" by Elizabeth E. Lea. Fifth Edition, Baltimore: Cushings & Bailey, 1853. Publisher's blue cloth binding with worn, rubbed and wrinkled covers. The first two and last two flyleaves are heavily foxed and toned internally with some foxing and dog-eared pages. 7 1/2" tall.
JERK: art by Nayland Blake, fiction by Dennis Cooper
Book Description: Artspace Books, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., 1993. Stated First Edition.
Book Condition: Fine
Using the puppets to act out various elements in the human psyche Blake and Cooper enjoin in their works the exploration of the darker truths about human desire.
This is a great opportunity to own the catalogue for the traveling museum show "Time Made Real: The (Stone) Carvings of Tim Lewis", especially if you are unable to get to one of the exhibition venues, which run through December 2009. Loaded with images and showcasing the 60 powerful works of art in the premier exhibition at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN, the catalogue is peppered with great photographs of Tim at work and with his family...
Softcover published by Oliphant and Company in association H.V. Allison Galleries, NY. Exhibition catalogue with 21 unpaginated pages and 21 color plates. It features works of art from the following artists: Robert Salmon, James E. Buttersworth, William Frye, Elisha Taylor Baker, William Hare, Archibald Cary Smith, William Trost Richards, Francis Augustus Silva, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Granville Perkins, Antonio Jacobsen, Edward Redfield, Michael Keane. Exhibition prices are also noted...
JEAN PROUVE FURNITURE
Jean van Geest
Jean van Geest: JEAN PROUVE FURNITURE. Koln: Taschen, 1991. First edition. Text in English, French and German. 9 x 11.75 softcover book with 160 heavily illustrated pages of Prouve's industrial furniture designs, construction and architecture...
Ferrari, Fulvio & Ferrari, Napoleoni
CARLO MOLLINO POLAROIDS
Arena Editions, Santa Fe, 2002. 220 pp., 260 color illustrations, 8½x10½". Scarce. Fine/Fine.
Acclaimed as one of the most original artists in mid-century Italian architecture and design, Mollino was also a secret photographer. He photographed women in erotically charged poses, obsessively controlling everything from the setting-which would often include furniture he had designed-to the lingerie they wore...