North America

  • # 35455

    Coats 4 teens. Look cool feel warm

    Denver : is Press (The Institute of Sociometry), 2017 (second edition 2018). Octavo, illustrated wrappers, stringbound, pp. 26, illustrated. Small press book documenting an act of guerilla sociometry to ensure Colorado teens were rugged up during winter, in particular ‘irresponsible teens who leave the house without their perfectly good coat and are going to catch …

  • # 35408

    PFEIFFER, Bruce Brooks

    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Cologne : Taschen, 2015. Oblong quarto, 27 x 34 cms, pp. 504, illustrated. New copy. A building by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is at once unmistakably individual, and evocative of an entire era. Notable for their exceptional understanding of an organic environment, as well as for their use of steel and glass to revolutionize the …

  • # 33962


    Our Union

    Cincinnati, Ohio : The Fireside Game Company, 1896. Card game comprising a set of 52 cards (plus one spare “blank” card) with attractively designed chromolithograped backs, the fronts with maps and brief statistical information for each of the States of the Union; in the original box (93 x 66 x 20 mm), with the original folding …

  • # 34778

    COLLENS, J. H.

    A guide to Trinidad. A handbook for the use of tourists and visitors.

    London : Elliot Stock, 1888. Second edition, revised and illustrated. Octavo, gilt lettered cloth (marked and mottled), book label of Robert Gordon Melville Mitchell to front pastedown, and his signature to title page, hinges cracked, water stain to front free endpaper, pp. viii; illustrated.

  • # 35033

    BARTON, Crawford (1943 - 1993)

    Beautiful men

    San Mateo, CA : Liberation Publications, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (rubbed, stained and a little creased), pp. [96], internally fine. Iconic and seminal photobook, the first publication from Crawford Barton, who is noted for his documentation of the emergent gay subculture in San Francisco from the 1960s to 1980s. Rare.

  • # 33733


    [PENNSYLVANIA] Report of the Board of Inspectors of the Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, for the year 1838 [1842; 1846; 1847].

    Pittsburgh, Pa. : Johnston and Stockton, 1839; 1843; 1847-1848. Four issues, uniform octavo (215 mm), three with original colour wrappers, issue for 1838 with contemporary plain wrappers, each with wet stamp, spine label and ms. markings of the nineteenth-century German library Bibliothek Bruchsal; pp 12; 20; 24; 27; two issues with light vertical crease, otherwise all …

  • # 34302


    [SHEET MUSIC; MELBOURNE] Seventy-six negro spirituals and plantation songs.

    Series: The Australian Music Books, no. 43. Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Bendigo : Allan & Co., Ltd., [August, 1929]. Folio (330 x 250 mm), original lithographed pictorial wrappers with a beautiful design of native ferns and palms and a vignette view of Melbourne from the southern end of Princes Bridge (old tape reinforcement along spine), pp …

  • # 34202

    KYNE, Peter B.

    [WESTERN AMERICANA] Lord of Lonely Valley.

    By Peter B. Kyne. Complete book-length novel. Supplement to the Australian Women’s Weekly. Issue June 6, 1936. [Sydney : Consolidated Press], 1936. Folio newspaper (300 x 225 mm), cover illustration by Wynne W. Davies, pp 32, text printed in three columns; a fine example. Very scarce. The only copy of this edition of Kyne’s story located on …

  • # 34127

    KAZANJIAN, Dodie et al.

    Jeff Koons : Lost in America

    Milan : Skira Editore S.p.A, 2022. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 248, illustrated. Text by Dodie Kazanjian and Sophia Al Maria. New copy, sealed in shrink-wrap. Edited by curator Masimilliano Gioni, this book focuses in particular on Koons’ art as seen in relation to contemporary American culture. With his aesthetics of plenitude and his pop-up dreams …

  • # 33504

    DUHAUT-CILLY, Auguste Bernard (1790-1849)

    [HAWAII; CALIFORNIA] Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829

    di A. Duhaut-Cilly con l’aggiunta delle osservazioni degli abitanti di quei paesi di Paolo Emilio Botta ; traduzione dal francese nell’ italiano di Carlo Botta. Torino : Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1841. First Italian edition. (Note: although the imprint on the bindings is dated 1843, the title pages of both volumes have the date 1841). Two …

  • # 33652


    The Latin letter of Columbus : printed in 1493 and announcing the discovery of America. Reproduced in facsimile, with a preface.

    London : Bernard Quaritch, 1893. Royal octavo (220 x 180 mm), publisher’s printed stiff wrappers, pp vi, [8], partially uncut, a near fine copy. Published by Quaritch to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s letter. Three copies traced in Australian collections: University of Sydney Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …