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1 Chinese Tomb Figures
London Victoria & Albert 1976 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
No. 11 in the Small Colour Book series, with an essay by Edmund Capon and ten works pictured in color, including the cover. Fine condition, with library stamp to title page but no other intrusions. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Fifty Books of the Year 1967
New York American Institute of Graphic Arts 1968 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
All 50 books are profiled and each is accompanied by an illustration. Most amazing, perhaps, is the index, which sorts the books by publisher, illustrator, designer/art director/design director, typesetter, printer, engraver/separations (if different from printer), binder and slipcase maker, paper manufacturer, paper merchant, cloth and cover material manufacturer and supplier, text type face, and display face. What more could a researcher want? Near-Fine with faint soiling to the edges and ghost of a paper clip to the rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 L'Art de L'Orient Islamique: Collection de la Fondation Clouste Gulbenkian (Oriental Islamic Art Gulbenkian Foundation Collection)
Lisbon Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga 1963 1st Edition Paper Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
Hefty unpaged exhibition catalogue with 154 illustrations, some in color, of glassware, ceramics, textiles, and book arts, with text in English and French. A solid resource in this field. Very Good in illustrated folded paper covers, laminated; minor soiling to the edges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Paul Vanderbilt
New York MIdwest Region of the Society for Photographic Education 1984 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
20-page monograph in two parts: one, a bound book of documentary landscape photographs (many made in Wisconsin) and an essay by the photographer, and two, a folded insert of "panels" showing images combined by the photographer tucked into rear cover. Near-Fine in illustrated wraps with light wear to corners. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Rauch Design
Florence Rauch Design 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Promotional piece for this Italian firm, showing their work for actual clients, including typefaces, logos, posters, amusement park graphics, book illustration, and more through the 80s and 90s. Text in Italian. Small square booklet in double folded color wraps in Fine condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Sidney Rapoport: "Festina Lente"
Long Island City NY Rapoport Printing 1997 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
26-page "memorial" brochure celebrating the contributions of Rapoport to the fine printing industry, including the invention of StoneTone. Illustrated with 22 StoneTone images of the printer, including two of his own photographs, one by Ralph Gibson, and another by Ansel Adams. Very Good with minor stains to front cover not affecting the image. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Simon and Boulware: Architects and Engineers
Philadelphia PA Self-published 1950 First Edition Boards About Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
40-page book produced by this architectural firm highlighting its commissions, mostly in the Philadelphia area: banks, schools, a synagogue, a sanitorium, a couple of big department stories, more post-war buildings familiar to most Philadelphians (if they're still there). Each commission described in text, with one or more black and white photographs, and a partial blueprint or spec. Interesting artifact of its time and place. This copy withdrawn from the Philadelphia Free Library (thus, all attendant markings); spine head is a bit frayed, and corners have moderate wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 The Indignant Eye
Boston Boston Univ. School of Fine & Applied Arts 1971 1st Edition Soft cover Good+ Issued Without Jacket Book 
16-page catalogue for an exhibition of "protest prints", with an introduction by Ralph E. Shikes, from whose book the show takes its name. Illustrated with 10 prints, including Ben Shahn's Sacco & Vanzetti, Grosz's The Robbers, Nast's Tammany Tiger, Goya's Cartloads, Hogarth's Gin Lane, and Callot's Hanging. Complete checklist of nearly 100 drawings, lithographs, woodcuts, intaglios, and etchings. Good+ in lightly soiled paper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 The Printer and the Artist: A catalogue of Private Press Books and Illustrated Books...
London Bertram Rota Ltd 1974 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
156-page catalogue of all manner of private press titles from the UK, Europe and the U.S., each one carefully annotated. Black and white illustrations (some). Near-Fine with light wear to edges, corners, and spine folds. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Adam Weinberg, essay Aldo Crommelynck: Master Prints with American Artists
New York Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center 1988 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
24-page exhibition catalogue, with a helpful essay by Adam Weinberg and 11 prints, two in color. Fine in illustrated stiff wraps with a light bump to the lower corner. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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11 Aesop The Medici Aesop
New York Abrams 1989 First Thus Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
From the Spencer Collection at the NY Public Library, with an introduction by Everett Fahy, using the Bernard McTigue translations from the Greek. 176 pages. Each page of the Medici Aesop reproduced in full color with the translation alongside. The production quality is good enough to convince you that YOU own this Aesop. Fine hardcover binding in Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Alexander, Mrs. C. F. Hymns for Little Children
London J. Masters and Co. 1888 First Thus Decorative Cloth Good+ Issued Without Jacket 
72-page hymnal for children,with 40 hymns and a few tipped in illustrations. A Little Child has been busy on the last free endpaper with a pencil, which could not be erased without losing something essential to this particular book. Gilding on front cover and spine is still fairly fresh, as are the page edges; the hinge is cracked but holding. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Alpert, George [photographs] Second Chance to Live: The Suicide Syndrome
New York Da Capo Press 1975 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Text by Ernest Leogrande tries to explain this study and Alpert's "photographs of people who tried to commit suicide and didn't succeed". If the book had no title, preface, or introduction, it would be impossible to tell at first glance what the pictures were about. Alpert has a sure hand with the camera and portraiture, and the choice of black and white over color is a profound one. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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14 Andoe, Joe Joe Andoe: Magic Circle
Los Angeles Earl McGrath Gallery 2002 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
16 page catalogue with seven deceptively simple paintings shown. This becomes an artist's book for me, though, because of his writing: on the title page, "One Afternoon in 1972, Me and my girlfriend were in the back seat of my car in a field off east 11th street (Route 66) in East Tulsa, when a horse looked through the window. JA". Can you resist that? Read, then, the next page, entitled "This would be the day all of my dreams come true" about his first taste of artistic success. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
New York and New Haven Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press 2012 1st Edition Hard Cover in Shrink-Wrap Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
324-page text and exhibition catalogue, fully and beautifully illustrated. Unless you inquire closely, as Bolton and Koda have, you might not see at first what these two designers have in common, besides being Italian, but by the time you reach the end of this book. you will know, and you will have traced a direct line in fashion from the 20s to the present. Brand new in illustrated hardcover binding without dust jacket as issued in publisher's original shrink wrap. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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16 Banier, Francois-Marie Past Present: Photographs By Francois-Marie Banier
Paris Self-published 1996 First Edition Hard Cover in Dust Jacket Fine Fine Book 
Oversized book of portraits in black and white of aging celebrities and "ordinary people" snapped in the street. Naturally, one tries not to look at the caption before appreciating the image; that does not work. Fine hardcover binding in Fine illustrated dust jacket. Heavy and large, so will require extra shipping charges, particularly overseas. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Baumgarten, Lothar Lothar Baumgarten: AMERICA Invention
New York Guggenheim Museum 1993 First Edition Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
112-page tabloid-size catalogue for an exhibition held January 28-March 7, 1993, is another of those almost-artist's-books that are part of the art project, as was Baumgarten's painted wall installation in the Museum. He apparently painted the installation to reflect the Wright-ness of the building and designed the publication to reflect the Museum's own magazine. Whatever, the book, as object, is gorgeous, primarily because most of it consists of photographs Baumgarten took between 1968 and 1970 at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, and in its storage facility. That makes an examination of Unsettled Objects, the title of this particular publication, possible, including the whole subject of naming, so essential to museumology. Near-Fine in wraps as issued, with the last few pages dog-eared to the bottom corner, not affecting text. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Beasley, Dick Dick Beasley: A Retrospective
Northern Arizona Museum & Art Galleries 1993 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Unnumbered 40-page catalogue in stiff wraps with 24 plates (most in brilliant color), and lists of Beasley's exhibitions and accomplishments. The plates show his range: paintings, weavings, pots, pastiches. While Beasley spent most of his life teaching at Northern Arizona University, his approach to and influence on calligraphy as an art form reached around the West and into CAnada. This catalogue is in Fine condition and a fitting tribute. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Bidlo, Mike Mike Bidlo: The Fountain Drawings
New York and Zurich Tony Shafrazi Gallery and Galerie Bruno Bischofberger 1998 First Edition Illustrated Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
344-page catalogue for an exhibition held September 19 - October 24, 1998, of drawings made between 1993 and 1998 of more than 250 "fountains" (which look more like urinals or bidets). Mixed media included just about everything: gesso, gouache, ink, pen, pencils, acrylics, applied to different kinds of paper, including book pages, post cards, and pages from the phone book. Very, very cool. This copy withdrawn from a museum library, with stamps to endpapers and page edges, small taped spine label, and card pocket inside rear cover. Otherwise, Fine in illustrated wraps as issued. Extra shipping charges will be required because of the weight of the book. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Blau, Herbert Nothing In Itself: Complexions of Fashion
Bloomington and Indianapolis Indiana University Press 1999 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
302-page scholarly book, part of the Theories of Contemporary Culture series, which should give you a hint as to the book's orientation. Liberally illustrated with black and white photographs and 12 in color. Focused mostly on haute couture. Comprehensive notes and index. Blau's theatre background gives this a different twist. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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