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Image for Aberlé Ballet / Fall & Winter / 1942.  “Aberlé presents SHEER ENDURING RAYON STOCKINGS/ ALLIED BALLET of COLOR / FALL & WINTER” / “Presentation for a Most Prophetic Season Fall 1942”

Aberlé Ballet / Fall & Winter / 1942. “Aberlé presents SHEER ENDURING RAYON STOCKINGS/ ALLIED BALLET of COLOR / FALL & WINTER” / “Presentation for a Most Prophetic Season Fall 1942”

By: ABERLE BALLET [RAYON STOCKINGS]. WILLARD B. GOLOVIN CO.

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Aberle Inc., Philadelphia, 1942 /Willard B. Golovin [Advertising] Co. NY, : 1942

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190220c

Condition: Fine


4to, heavy card covers with six card leaves [12 pp.]; publisher's coil binding with clear acetate covers. First and only edition, limited to 750 numbered presentation copies, this being no. 36 presented to the M.E. Blatt Co., “Atlantic City’s Greatest Department Store”. World War 2 era manufacturer’s catalog for rayon stockings. The catalog adopts the format of a contemporary Ballet Russes program with the stocking colors inspired by four ballets -- each leaf fea... View more info

Image for An Account of the Ceremony in Westminster Hall on Thursday May 9th 1935 on the occasion of the Presentation of Addresses by Both Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to His Majesty King George V Congratulating Him on the Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Most Illustrious Reign

An Account of the Ceremony in Westminster Hall on Thursday May 9th 1935 on the occasion of the Presentation of Addresses by Both Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to His Majesty King George V Congratulating Him on the Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Most Illustrious Reign

By: N/A

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Walter Lewis: 1935

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: 1940


8vo, unpaginated full blue morocco with gilt lettering on front panel ("Westminster Hall 9 May 1935" ), raised bands on spine, gilt edging, b/w frontispiece, one b/w photograph with tissue guard. Matching d/w and slipcase. Absolutely pristine copy in fine d/w and very good slipcase. View more info

The Orders. Fifty-Eight Plates Illustrating the Five Orders of Architecture. I. Tuscan. II. Doric. III Ionic. IV. Corinthian. V. Composite.

By: N/A

Price: $450.00

Publisher: American School of Correspondence.: n.d.

Seller ID: 030409


Small folio. 59 loose sheets (including the List of plates and subjects). Chicago: American School of Correspondence. n.d View more info

Image for Sculpture of Boris Lovet-Lorski

Sculpture of Boris Lovet-Lorski

By: Armitage, Merle

Price: $275.00

Publisher: NY, E. Weyhe: 1937

Seller ID: k1707154


8vo, black and gray cloth. 148 pp, illustrations. Bound in black and gray cloth with red titling. In an edition of 500 numbered copies this is number 209, specially inscribed by Armitage to Enid and Earl Stendahl, owners of the Stendahl Galleries in Los Angeles. In very good -near fine condition with some sunning to top and bottom edges and spine. Interior is pristine. In plain mylar cover which appears trimmed, but our understanding is that this is normal and it was not... View more info

Image for NAPOLITANO - Fifteen Reproductions of His Work in Oil, Sgraffito, Fresco, Drawing and Mechanical Design.

NAPOLITANO - Fifteen Reproductions of His Work in Oil, Sgraffito, Fresco, Drawing and Mechanical Design.

By: Armitage, Merle & Giovanni Napolitano

Price: $140.00

Publisher: E. Weyhe Publisher, New York: 1935

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190212b

Condition: Good


1st ed., limited to 212 signed and numbered copies. Softcover, 50 pp. This brief monograph written and designed by Merle Armitage is still the major work on the Southern California-based artist Pasquale Giovanni Napolitano. An Italian-American figurative modernist, he is best known for his New Deal-era mural commissions for the Los Angeles Museum of Art and other Los Angeles area public works. CONDITION: Good; the text block, plates, and signed lithograph are near fine; ... View more info

Image for Let George Do It! A Talk Delivered at t Meeting of the Trade Book Clinic in New York City December 5, 1940

Let George Do It! A Talk Delivered at t Meeting of the Trade Book Clinic in New York City December 5, 1940

By: Artzybasheff, Boris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York : 1941

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k180228e

Condition: Very good.


16mo. Red cloth spine and red decorated paper over boards. 32 pp. Keepsake No. 68. The artist’s view on the place of illustrations in the book publishing industry. Very good; rubbed at corners. View more info

Image for La Gravure Sur Bois Moderne de L'occident. [The Art of Modern Woodcuts]

La Gravure Sur Bois Moderne de L'occident. [The Art of Modern Woodcuts]

By: Avermaete, Roger.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Paris: Dorbon Aine: 1928

Edition: 1st ed,

Seller ID: k18028k


8vo, softcovers rebound in gray cloth. Classic reference on the art of the woodcut, with emphasis on the revival of the art in Western Europe during the first quarter of the 20th century. 239 woodblocks, 9 in color. 177 original illustrations. No. 18 of 1000 copies; a prior owner has neatly written in pencil which woodcuts are originals and which previously published; owner's inked name on front flyleaf, otherwise a fine copy in original paper wraps, subsequently reboun... View more info

Image for Signed artist’s proof. A frontispiece design for the book “les Lettres Persanes” [Persian Letters]

Signed artist’s proof. A frontispiece design for the book “les Lettres Persanes” [Persian Letters]

By: Barbier, George

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Francois-Louis Schmied : 1918

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k181227e

Condition: Fine


A frontispiece design for the book “les Lettres Persanes” [Persian Letters} by Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu. 4.75”x7.5” printed in pale green, black, and dusty rose on rag paper. An image of a woman in oriental garb with feathered hat and holding a parrot. Drawn by Barbier as one of a series of 100 frontispieces by a variety of artists engraved and printed by Francois-Louis Schmied in 1918 in a limited edition of fifty portfolios. [Les Cent... View more info

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Aus Revolutionstagen

By: Bauer, Dr. Constantin

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 040305


Braunschweig: Verlag von A.Graff's Buchhandlung, 1919. 8vo, 94 pp. Illustrated boards. An illustrated history of the Paris Commune, with 94 drawings and tipped-plates by Gustave Dore. Fair-Good. Interior lightly shaken but clean throughout. Front hinge partially split at bottom. Covers lightly soiled with 1/2" closed tears at top of spine. Edges and corners lightly rubbed. View more info

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The Life and Work of Harry Clarke

By: Bowe, Nicola Gordon

Price: $265.00

Publisher: Dublin, Irish Academic Press: 1989

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 1403


8vo, cloth, 301 pp. The first substantial biography of Clarke and a critical survey of his varied work: stained glass, book illustration, commercial art. 24 color plates and 180 b/w illustrations. A marvelous treatment. Fine; as new in d/w with some very minor shelf-wear. A near pristine copy. View more info

Image for Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art - Deluxe Limited Edition

Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art - Deluxe Limited Edition

By: Bowe, Nicola Gordon

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Mountrath Ireland/Los Angeles, The Dolmen Press/H. Keith Burns: 1983

Seller ID: g1012


Deluxe edition, limited to 250 numbered copies. 125 for distribution in Ireland, 125 for the U.S. Black cloth with gilt decorations in black slipcase. This special edition, signed by Bowe, contains an extra suite of eight plates reproduced from Clarke's original drawings for "The Ancient Mariner." The gilt decoration on the front cover is from a design by Clarke adapted from the binding of the special copies of the 1922 edition of the Fair Tales of Perrault. This specia... View more info

Image for The American Edition of Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare [Shakespeare]; By the Most Eminent Artists of Great Britain.  Vol. 4 only, Plates 76-100.

The American Edition of Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare [Shakespeare]; By the Most Eminent Artists of Great Britain. Vol. 4 only, Plates 76-100.

By: Boydell, John. (Shakespeare, William)

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: New York: Shearjashub Spooner: 1852

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k181231b

Condition: Good.


[New York: Shearjashub Spooner, 1852]. Elephant folio, 23”x28”, in plain brown library binding. The first American edition, printed from Boydells' original plates purchased and restored by the American publisher. This oversized edition has finely detailed impressions, the engravings having been brightened by re-cutting worn areas. Background: John Boydell was a London bookseller and print-seller. In 1786, he and a group of associates commissioned paintings of scenes... View more info

Image for George Grosz. A Bibliography. With an Introduction by Robert Cenedella

George Grosz. A Bibliography. With an Introduction by Robert Cenedella

By: Bulow, Kjeld; Cenedella, Robert

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Booktrader, Denmark: 1993

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed by compiler Robert Cenedella

Seller ID: k190212c

Condition: Fine


8vo, softcover with original dustjacket. 120 pp. Number 232 of 700 numbered copies signed by Cenedella. 16 b/w plates. CONTENTS: A. Portfolios, books of drawings, illustrated books and book cover illustrations B. Books about Grosz C. Exhibitions and exhibition catalogues; D.George Grosz on film and TV. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket with light edgewear. Signed by Robert Cenedella View more info

Image for Early Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2

Early Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2

By: Carpenter, Edwin

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop: 1973

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 1409


1st ed., limited to 300 copies. 8vo, illustrated boards, 48 pp. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and graphics - LA cemeteries up to the year 1885. Fine, without d/w -- as issued. View more info

Image for Picture Book: 32 Original Lithographs By Jean Charlot, Inscriptions by Paul Claudel. #127/500

Picture Book: 32 Original Lithographs By Jean Charlot, Inscriptions by Paul Claudel. #127/500

By: Charlot,Jean

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: New York, John Becker / Merle Armitage / Will And Lynton R. Kistler. : 1933

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed by Charlot & designer/printer

Seller ID: k180706b

Condition: Good.


Small 4to, cream-colored paper wrappers with a small illustration on front. 128 pp. #127 of 500 copies signed by Charlot, Merle Armitage [designer], and Lynton Kistler [printer]. The 32 color lithographs were drawn directly on large zinc plates and printed using new techniques that allowed for brilliant color separations. Each plate is preceded by a title-page and a page of descriptive prose by Paul Claudel. A scarce title to find intact because it is frequently broken ... View more info

Image for Original Prospectus for Picture Book: 32 Original Lithographs By Jean Charlot - Signed

Original Prospectus for Picture Book: 32 Original Lithographs By Jean Charlot - Signed

By: Charlot,Jean.

Price: $385.00

Publisher: John Becker / Merle Armitage / Will And Lynton R. Kistler. New York: 1933

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed by Charlot in pencil

Seller ID: k180706c

Condition: Fine


The scarce four-page prospectus for Charlot's first "Picture Book: 32 Original Lithographs" published in 1933. Containing an original lithograph of plate 25 - “La Malinche”, although with a few design and color differences than the image in the book. The prospectus is unusually signed in pencil by Charlot, making it a doubly scarce find. Fine condition. View more info

The Theory of Japanese Flower Arrangements

By: Conder, Josiah

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 126


J.L. Thompson & Co., Kobe., 1935. Hardcover. First edition. Octavo. Illustrated in color and black & white. 88 pps. text + 68 b/w plates and 36 colored plates. Good, w/o jacket. Front cover stained, extremities rubbed; owner's inked signature on ffep. View more info

Image for A memoir of book design, 1969-2000

A memoir of book design, 1969-2000

By: D'Ambrosio, Joe

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Book Club of California: 2003

Seller ID: 17061918


4to, decorated boards with cloth spine in acetate d/w. Limited to 350 copies. As-new View more info

Image for L’Ouvre de Vincent Van Gogh / Catalog Raisonne Vols 3 & 4

L’Ouvre de Vincent Van Gogh / Catalog Raisonne Vols 3 & 4

By: De La Faille, J.-B.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Paris et Bruxelles, Les Editions G. Van Oest: 1928

Seller ID: k1707092


4to,paper wrappers. 1st ed. Volumes 3 and 4 only of the original four-volume edition, containing “Dessins - Aquarelles - Lithographies.” Volume 3 is the authoritative text, Volume 4 the paintings. Only 653 copies were printed. Volume 3 is good-. Moderate wear and toning to paper covers, spine darkened, and lightly cracked/rubbed. The text block is clean and tight. Volume 4 containing the accompanying paintings is incomplete, with only the first 76 of 212 b/w plat... View more info

Image for Histoire de Edouard Manet et son oeuvre avec un Catalogue des Peintures et des Pastels

Histoire de Edouard Manet et son oeuvre avec un Catalogue des Peintures et des Pastels

By: Duret, Théodore

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Paris, Bernheim-Jeune: 1926

Seller ID: k1707153


4th ed, first published in 1919. 8vo, softcover, illustrated paper wrappers. 305 pp. An annotated catalogue of 327 paintings and 78 pastels, with a supplement of 18 additional pieces. Includes a brief bibliography. Good: Lightly shaken but fully intact with clean and bright pages. Covers lightly toned with chips at top of spine and lower 4” of front cover partially detached. Ex-libris the Stendahl Art Gallery, Los Angeles. This volume was a well-used reference copy ... View more info