New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1958. Hardcover. First Edition. 188 pp. 8vo. Minimal scuffing do dust jacket with very small chips at corners, now in mylar cover. Orange cloth boards with an exuberant and colorful type design embossed to front board and spine. Equally exhuberant Armitage design to endpapers and title page. [Purcell 23]. Very Good / Very Good.
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New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxi, 416 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
John Carter was a respected bookman: bookseller, bibliographer and writer. An illuminating biography of the man perhaps best known for his classic (and still in print) work, "ABC of Book Collectors" Fine / Fine.
New York: Scholastic Book Services/Pocket Books, Inc., 1965. Mass market paperback. As. First Pocket Cardinal Edition published in 1953, this copy is the 44th printing, printed in January, 1965. 237 pp. 16mo. Mass market paperback with cover image of the actress, Millie Perkins, who played Anne Frank in the 1959 film, "The Diary of Anne Frank" directed by George Stevens. Clean, crisp copy with stained red foredges. An absolutely pristine copy. Fine.
Bernard, Augustin. Paris: Aguste Vincent, 1927. Portfolio. First Edition. vi, 9 pp. 63 Plates. Folio. 7 plates of pencil drawings of buidlings accompanied by 56 photographic plates of buildings. Housed in publisher’s portfolio of gray cloth backstrip over boards, cloth ties. Portfolio is worn with some soiling, hinges have ripped at front and rear. Age toning to plates which have minor rubbing but are very clean.
A fascinating collection that documents what were considered "old" buildings in Normandy in the early 20th century. One wonders what remains of these buildings after World War II and urban renewal programs of the 1950s-1970s. Very Good.
Shulman, Julius. Koln, Germany: Taschen, 2021. Hardcover. First Edition. 464 pp. Oblong Folio. Clean, crisp copy. No dust jacket, as issued. Volume has been fitted with a custom mylar cover to protect the faux-wood binding exterior. Text in English, German, and French. Heavy volume, may require additional postage for shipping.
An absolutely stunning catalog raisonne of the work of pionering Modern architect Richard Neutra (1882-1978). Ranges from Neutra's early work in Austria that broad depth of his work in the United States for the bulk of his career. No Neutra catalog without the precise photographs of Julius Shulman who Neutra considered "my photographer." Fine.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition. 128 pp. 4to. Black cloth boards with white titling to cover and spine. Spine has split along front hinge but still tight to boards. Some scuffing to boards, bumping to corners. Very clean within. No dust jacket. [Purcell 88].
Merle Armitage joins number of designers, publishers, and artists in contributing to this treatise on the state of books and their design in 1951. Armitage contributes the essay, "Attitudes Behind Design" and 23 of his designs are featured. Good.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxxi, 782 pp. 8vo. Blue/gray cloth binding with dark blue art moderne illustration of agriculture, shipping, and business on cover board, same color tilting to spine. Minor spotting to boards. Front endpapers illustrated by a map of New York keyed to tours described within; some staining along gutter from glue used in production as it has aged. Large folding map in Fine condition in pocket tipped in at rear.
A volume in the important WPA American Guide Series. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxvi, 545 pp. 8vo. Red cloth boards with gold embossed titling, front endpapers are decorated with a map of Rhode Island. Clean within. Folding map inserted into tipped in envelope at rear cover is in Fine condition.
An early volume in the WPA supported American Guide Series. Very Good.
Gottingen, Germany: Steidl, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition. First Published by Harper & Row in 1968. First Steidl Edition. Very minor scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Rust cloth boards that replicate cover typography design in embossed black type is tight and sharp.
An absolutely stunning production of Noguchi's 1968 autobiography with Steidl re-scanning images for production of this edition. The breadth of Noguchi's work, although centered around sculpture, embraced architecture, gardens, playgrounds, and set design including work with modern dance pioneer Martha Graham. An important work on many levels, heavily illustrated in color and black & white. Fine / Fine.