North America

  • # 32890

    WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987)

    Tomato Soup (1968)

    New York : Factory Additions, 1968. Screenprint in colours, on smooth wove paper, 813 x 476 mm (image), 891 x 588 mm (sheet), signed in black ballpoint pen on the reverse, stamp-numbered 33/250 (there were also 26 artist’s proofs lettered A-Z), from the series Campbell’s Soup I. Complete and untrimmed, the full sheet, printed surface in …

  • # 33288


    E. J. Bellocq : Storyville portraits. Photographs from the New Orleans red-light district, circa 1912.

    Reproduced from prints made by Lee Friedlander, preface by Lee Friedlander, edited by John Szarkowski. London : Scolar Press, [1978?]. First UK edition. Quarto (280 x 240 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers, pp [88], including 34 full-page monochrome plates; a very good copy. Now famous – but still startling – collection of photographs of prostitutes in …

  • # 33206

    ASHBEE, C. R.

    American sheaves & English seed corn : being a series of addresses mainly delivered in the United States, 1900-1901

    [London : Edward Arnold ; New York : Samuel Buckley, 1901]. Octavo, finely bound in full crushed morocco by W. Moss, signed on the lower inner board, lettered and decorated in gilt, spine in compartments, lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers, erratum slip, pp. [viii]; 134; (2), printed letterpress …

  • # 33242

    CAREY, Steve

    Gentle Subsidy

    Bolinas: Big Sky, 1975. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated book of poetry, limited to 750 copies. Fine copy.

  • # 33148

    HOLZWARTH, Hans Werner

    Jean-Michel Basquiat XXL

    London : Taschen, 2018. Folio (395 mm tall), boards in dustjacket, pp. 608, extensively illustrated. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap. Get up close to the bold brushwork and scribbled words of Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most successful artists of his time. This XXL-sized monograph gathers Basquiat’s major works in pristine reproduction. Texts by editor …

  • # 32627

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (edges rubbed, a couple of small creases and handling wear, small bookseller’s label inside lower wrapper), pp. 56, illustrated. A very good copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: …

  • # 32105

    American Society of Cinematographers

    American Cinematographer (a near complete run 1977 – 1984)

    Hollywood : American Society of Cinematographers, 1976 – 1984. 75 issues, magazine format, light handling marks, a very good run. A substantially complete run of this monthly guide to American cinema, published in Hollywood and covering the rise of the sci-fi blockbuster, and including covers featuring iconic films such as Alien, Blade Runner, Tron, The …

  • # 32940

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer and lyricist]; WEBER, Edwin J. [music]; BERRY, Hyatt (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Nobody lied (when they said that I cried over you)

    New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1922. Sheet music, cover illustration of Karyl Norman (aka George Francis Peduzzi) ‘The Creole Fashion Plate’ in full drag, pp. 6, a fine copy. ‘Karyl Norman’ (1897 – 1947) was born in Baltimore, leaving home at the age of 16 and performing vaudeville on the west coast …

  • # 32602

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer] SANTLY, Henry W. [composer] CONRAD, Con [composer] DAVIS, Benny [lyricist] De SYLVA, B. G. (Buddy Gard) [lyricist]

    [SHEET MUSIC] Don’t leave me mammy

    New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1922. Sheet music, cover illustration of Karyl Norman (aka George Francis Peduzzi) ‘The Creole Fashion Plate’ dressed in drag, pp. 6, a fine copy. ‘Karyl Norman’ (1897 – 1947) was born in Baltimore, leaving home at the age of 16 and performing vaudeville on the west coast …

  • # 32032


    [WOOL INDUSTRY] H. G. Hibbard, breeder of thoroughbred Spanish Merino Sheep, Orwell, Vt.

    East Shoreham, Vermont [U.S.A.] : F.L. Webster, [circa 1880]. Lithographed business card, 77 x 132 mm; printed recto only, illustration signed David No. 77. Fine condition. Having fiercely protected its merino bloodlines from foreign powers for so long, Spain had relinquished its monopoly on the hugely lucrative merino wool industry by the early 1800s. Merinos were introduced …

  • # 32312

    [MEXICAN REVOLUTION] Letter from an American businessman to his young English fiancée, containing an account of his recent experiences in the Baja Califonia Desert. Los Angeles, August 1920.

    4 pp, quarto (280 x 180 mm); manuscript in ink on two lettersheets with the printed letterhead of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, dated 13 August 1920; some staining (martini or tears – or a mixture of both?), resulting in a few lacunae, otherwise complete and legible. An interesting item of private correspondence written in …

  • # 32075

    HARING, Keith (1958 - 1990)

    Art in transit : subway drawings by Keith Haring

    Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi. Introduction by Henry Geldzahler. Design by Dan Friedman. New York : Harmony Books, 1984. First edition. Printed in Japan. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, photobook filled with images of Haring’s iconic underground subway chalk drawings.

  • # 32088

    BAKER, Kenneth

    George Washington’s war in caricature and print

    London : Grub Street, 2009. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 224, extensively illustrated. A fine copy. A history of the American War of Independence in printed caricatures, broadsides, prints and ephemera.

  • # 31176

    BORGET, Auguste (1808-1877)

    [HAWAII] Fragments d’un voyage autour du monde

    Moulins [France] : P.A. Desrosiers Imprimeur Editeur, [1850]. Oblong quarto, original illustrated full vellum (some marking and staining), pp [12], [12] leaves of lithographic plates in two tints; occasional very mild foxing, otherwise a clean, firmly bound and desirable copy of this seldom seen work. Not in Sabin; Forbes, 1766. ‘This is a very rare …

  • # 31184

    DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)

    Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 … Atlas pittoresque

    Paris : Gide, 1841. Folio (535 x 335 mm), contemporary quarter-calf over blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (light rubbing), marbled endpapers, half-title, title page, 68 lithographed plates (14 with original hand colour, some others with tint blocks, occasional light foxing but remarkably clean), large engraved folding map of the world (a little miscreased), 3 …

  • # 31718


    1969 : the gay year

    A fun book, a screaming laugh riot … a ‘homoscope’ for gay guys and gay gals ’round the world in ’69! Dallas, Texas : Gaylord Publishing Company, [1968]. Octavo, psychedelic illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, sketch illustrations, a fine copy. A cheap pulp of vintage ‘homohumour’ filled with tongue-in-cheek quips, sayings, jokes and sketches poking fun …