RAY, Man (1890-1976)
New York : An Atlantic Monthly Press Book / Little, Brown & Company, 1963. First Edition. Octavo, publisher’s cloth in illustrated jacket (rubbed and a little chipped); a presentation copy inscribed and signed on the half-title by the great American artist Man Ray ‘For Beverly and Eaton Ballard, Man Ray, 1966’; 402 pp, 32 b&w …
Edited by Arnold Glimcher and Marc Glimcher. Boston and New York : The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Pace Gallery, New York. Printed in Italy. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 347, extensively illustrated.
Erté, Romain De Tirtoff
Edited by Marshall Lee with introduction by Erté. Preface by David Rogath and Leslee Halpern-Rogath. New York : E. P. Dutton, 1987. Quarto, silver-lettered cloth, glassine, slipcase (dusty), pp. 192, lavishly illustrated. Limited to 250 copies signed and numbered by the artist (an additional 100 copies numbered in Roman numerals reserved for the U.K.). A beautiful …
Paris : Museé-Galerie de Seita, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 104, illustrated in colour with some folding plates. Scarce exhibition catalogue on the hugely admired New York street artist.
WEBER, Bruce (1946 - )
New York : Afred A. Knopf, 1986. Folio, photo-illustrated cards, a few light stains, previous owner’s inscription to endpaper, unpaginated, fully illustrated photo-book with several fold-out plates. One of the great photo-books of the late twentieth century, O Rio de Janeiro is a luxuriously voyeuristic tour through the streets of Rio. Weber’s design of the …
SMITH, W. Eugene (1918 - 1978); SMITH, Aileen M.
Tokyo : Soju Sa, 1973. Quarto, silver-lettered card wrappers (signed by W. Eugene Smith on lower wrapper), pp. 32, photographically illustrated. Text in Japanese. A Japanese photobook by the renowned American photographer documenting the environmental and social impact of a chemical spill in Kyushu which resulted in mercury poisoning (Minimata) of a number of local …
TWOMBLY, Cy (1928 - 2011)
Rome : Planco, Schirmer / Mosel, 2001. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 114, introduction by Vincent Katz, illustrated. Signed by Twombly in his large, distinctive running hand, the loosely formed characters imitating his renowned series of calligraphic letter paintings.
MOORE, Henry (1898 - 1986)
New York : M. Knoedler and Co in association with Marlborough Fine Art, 1962. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (laminate lifting), pp. [viii]; black and white plates (some folding). Signed by Moore on verso of title page and dated 1962. Exhibition catalogue.
WARHOL, Andy; GIDAL, Peter
London : Studio Vista, 1971. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. The scarce hardcover issue.
MORAND, Paul; BRASSAÏ (1899 - 1984)
Paris: Edition Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1933. Quarto, photographic wrappers, spiral bound (with all the perforations intact), lettered on front cover in red, small creases lower right and upper right corners, a few light marks, but overall a very good copy of a notoriously fragile and significant photobook. Pp. 12; text by Morand, 64 full page …
New York : Museum of Modern Art, 1967. First edition. Quarto, plain black paper wrappers in pink laminated dustjacket (fine), unpaginated and without text. In this ‘illegible book’ Munari tells a story without words, through the different colours card and glassine pages a diecut circle travels across the book, with some leaves connected by a …
RAY, Sudhansu Kumar
Fifteen wood and lino-cuts being studies in portraits and landscapes of Bengali Life and locality. By Sudhansu Kumar Ray, Teacher of Fine Art, Saroj Nalini Inudstrial School for Women in Calcutta. Calcutta : The Book Company, n.d. [c. 1932]. Quarto, printed wrappers (split), foreword by O. C. Gangolu, essay by Dr. Suniti Kumar Chatterjee, introduction …
LINDSAY, Jack; ELLIS, Lionel (illustrator)
: the complete poems translated by Jack Lindsay with wood cuts by Lionel Ellis and an introduction by Edward Hutton. London : The Fanfrolico Press, . Edition limited to 500 numbered copies (this is copy no. 325). Small quarto, full green-stained vellum sunning to top and fore-edges of upper board and spine), upper board with illustration …
VANNUCCHI, Sergio; GALLE, Rita (artist, b. 1928)
Milano : Saggio Monografico, 1986. ‘Tre poesie di Sergio Vannucchi e tre incisioni all’acquaforte di Rita Galle. Edizione tirata il 5 maggio 1986 coi torchi di Giorgio Upiglio in 86 esemplari, fuori commercio, numerati da 1 a 60 e da I a XXVI, firmati dagli autori [signature of Sergio Vannucchi]. Questo e’ l’esemplare n. 39/60′. (colophon) Limited …
GILBERT & GEORGE
London : Art for all, 1973. Octavo, folded card (slightly marked), pp. 4, letterpress sheet tipped in, red monogram stamp. Scarce early conceptual publication by the English artists. Examples are held in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Australia.
SIMPSON, David S. and AIDO (?), Karl
Baltimore, Maryland : Flag Studios, [between 1970 and 1975]. Oblong octavo, suede covered boards bound with metal studs, the upper covers opening at the centre, containing four “flip book” series of 12 photographic prints (48 in total), each 55 x 75 mm, being the upper or lower parts of male heads which can be matched …