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RUSKIN, John. Studies in Both Arts:
Orpington : 1895First and only edition. This copy bears a gift inscription, on the half-title, to "Frank M. Bennett, from Agnes & Edward, Xmas 1985"; in all likelihood, the British artist and painter Frank Moss Bennet (1874-1952). This a lovely association copy. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 146041
HODGKINS, Frances - MCCORMICK, E. H. The Expatriate.
Wellington : 1954First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper "to David and Norman with Gratitude and Affection, Eric McCormick", and with a loosely inserted monochrome original photograph captioned by McCormick "Frances Hodgkins London 1920" of her posing in front of tapestries with ancient Egyptian motifs.
The photograph was part of... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 146055
PIPER, W. W. & W. D. F. Vincent. The Art of the Fitting Room:
London : c.1910First edition. Detailed study of the "intricate and difficult subject" of trying on and fitting, the adjusting of the final fit across the full range ladies' garments. Includes numerous cutting diagrams, together with images of the fitting rooms at Swears & Wells, and accoutrement, a fitting table for skirts, folding mirrors, a range of dummies and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145544
SNOWDON, Lord. A Life in View.
New York : 2014First edition, first printing. Signed by Snowdon on the front flyleaf. The monograph showcases the photographer's range and includes his fashion, theatre, and society photographs, portraits, as well as previously unpublished archive material such as polaroids and private correspondence. Curated by Snowdon's youngest daughter Frances von Hofmannsthal,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 101282
STEADMAN, Ralph. Little.com.
London : 2000First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition, number 241 of 400 specially bound copies signed by the artist on the half-title, of which 300 were numbered for sale and 100 were reserved for the artist. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 100454
BETJEMAN, John. Ghastly Good Taste
London : 1970First edition thus, signed limited issue, number 28 of 200 specially bound copies signed by the author. Ghastly Good Taste was published first in 1933, and was Betjeman's first prose work, defending Victorian and Edwardian architecture against both antiquarianism and Modernism.
By the 1970s, Betjeman is "appalled by the sententiousness, arrogance... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 141393
SEEN, BLADE - COOPER, Martha, and Henry Chalfont. Subway Art: 25th Anniversary Edition.
London : 2009First UK edition, first impression. Signed by Cooper and Chalfont, and tagged by the artist Seen: "Seen! Da Bronx Bomber!!". Cooper and Chalfont were the only photographers to document the New York City graffiti community in the 1970s and 80s, the foundation of the global art movement now known as Urban Art. The first UK edition is considerably revised... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 143353
GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.
New York : 1919First edition, first printing, presentation copy from Alice Raphael Eckstein, author of the introductory essay, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "With friendliest associations of the ? collection and all good wishes from Alice Raphael Eckstein, Nov. 12 1931". Eckstein (1887-1975) was a leading art critic and Goethe scholar, whose recognition of... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 140096
PONIATOWSKI, André, Prince (ed.) Revue Franco-Américaine.
Paris & New York : 1895First edition, first volume, one of the 45 copies on Japon Imperial paper which were sent to the world leaders of the time, including both the French and the American presidents, the Pope, and Queen Victoria, as listed on the colophon.
This elite magazine aimed to be the "intellectual hyphen between the old and the new continents" (avant-propos)... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 138956
BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel - MARSHALL, Richard D., et al. Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Paris : 2000; 2010Third edition of the most comprehensive catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Originally published in two volumes in 2000, this edition includes an appendix volume which corrects and expands on the original two-volume edition. Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 136210
VERNEUIL, Adélaïde & Maurice Pillard. The original artwork for Kaléidoscope: ornements abstraits...
Paris : [1923-6]The original, highly finished artwork for the complete suite of pochoirs for the Verneuils' Kaléidoscope, "a masterwork of Art Deco design" (V & A website "The Kaleidoscopic Wonder of Art Deco Prints"). A visually spectacular document of what is widely recognised as one of the most brilliant of the art deco pattern books - a genre which Ray considered... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 132529
SPENDER, Humphrey; Bert Hardy; George Rodger. The Picture Post Portfolio.
London : Limited edition, number 23 of 500 copies. Each plate signed by the photographer, accompanied by the certificate of authenticity. This portfolio, produced to celebrate the photography of the magazine Picture Post (1938-1957), provides a stunning snapshot of English life in this period.
The Picture Post, described as "a magazine of brilliant... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 127002
MATISSE, Henri. Jazz.
London : 2013First edition thus, first impression. This facsimile folio of Matisse's late masterpiece, originally published in 1947, is accompanied by a book that contains two essays by Francesco Poli and Corrado Mingardi and a full translation of Matisse's text. "At the age of seventy-five, during a twelve-month confinement to his bed, Matisse composed Jazz. The... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 124075
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Painting as a Pastime.
London : 1948First separate edition, first impression. Painting as a Pastime was originally published in the Strand Magazine in two parts in December 1921 and January 1922, and was included in Churchill's Thoughts and Adventures in 1932. This is the first edition of the essay in separate book form. Churchill first started painting during the First World War, and... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 145879
MURRAY, A. S. The Sculptures of the Parthenon.
London : 1903First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank, "To Miss Elinor S. Lewes, from the author, with my best wishes, A. S. Murray, 19th March 1903"; inscribed beneath, "This book was specially completed and bound for us before publication and given us by the author and Mrs Murray as a wedding present.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 134488
CHAGALL, Marc - CAIN, Julien. The Lithographs.
Monte Carlo; Boston; New York : 1960-86First editions in English, first printings, of the catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. The series was also published in French the same years. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 128730
SLADE SCHOOL OF ART - HAYCOCK, David Boyd. Nash, Nevinson, Spencer, Gertler, Carrington, Bomberg: A Crisis of Brilliance, 1908-1922.
London : 2013First edition, first impression, of Haycock's authoritative group biography of David Bomberg, Dora Carrington, Mark Gertler, Paul Nash, C. R. W. Nevinson and Stanley Spencer, six of the most important and distinctive British artists of the 20th century. It was published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, with... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 144811
CHAGALL, Marc. Lithographe.
Paris : 1960-86First editions in French, first printings, of the catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. The series was also published in English the same years. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 145471
PICASSO, Pablo - SABARTÉS, Jaime. Picasso: Toreros.
New York & Monte Carlo : 1961First edition in English, first printing, published simultaneously with the French edition, with four lithographs executed by Picasso for this work entitled; La Pique, Le Picador II, Jeu de la Cape, Les Banderilles. Sabartés (1881-1968) was an artist, poet, and writer, as well as a close personal friend of Picasso's, "the friendship of Picasso and... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 132543
PICASSO, Pablo (illus.); ARISTOPHANES. Lysistrata.
New York : 1934First and limited edition, first printing, number 1,103 of 1,500 copies signed by Picasso. This finely produced work features Picasso's sensitive line drawings, which carefully "capture the braggadocio of both the men and women in the play" (Rutledge, p. 36). Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 125683
PICASSO; HALÁSZ, Gyula; BRASSAÏ. Conversations avec Picasso.
[Paris] : 1964First edition, first impression. Signed by Picasso on the dedication page, and inscribed by Brassai on the half-title: "Pour Maud Leclerc, avec toute son amitié, Brassai. Èze-village, 27 Dec. 1964." Brassaï, who photographed much of Picasso's work in the 1940s, here builds an intimate portrait of Picasso himself, recording each of their meetings... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 99727
OPIE, Julian. Amelia.
Victoria : 2018First edition, first printing, limited to 50 copies signed by Opie with the original loose lenticular; a limited-edition catalogue produced to coincide with the exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 141604
BLAKE, William - GRAY, Thomas. William Blake's Water-Colour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray.
London : 1972First edition thus, first impression, number 93 of 352 copies, from an edition limited to 518, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made specially to match that used by Blake. This copy is signed by Blake's bibliographer Geoffrey Keynes on the colophon. Keynes was the chairman of the William Blake Trust, and contributes the introduction to the books.
In... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145354
REID, Jamie. Republic Box Set. Being documentary materials relating to Jamie Reid's God Save the Queen artworks. All sourced from original artefacts held in the Jamie Reid archive.
[Hove] : 2015Signed limited edition. Number 83 of 113 boxed sets signed and numbered by the artist. With a pair of black latex handling gloves as issued. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139932
MEDOVSHCHIKOV, Nikolai Nikolaevich. Bakhchysaray. Avtolithografii.
Simferopol : 1927First and only edition of this locally produced, high quality pictorial souvenir of Bakhchysarai, the ancient capital of the Crimean Khanate. A sequence of evocative lithographs drawn direct to the stone by the noted theatrical designer N. N. Medovshchikov (1898-1988). This copy warmly inscribed by the author "to my kinsperson for the good memory"verso... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143791
BOBRINSKOI, Aleksiei Aleksieevich, count. Ornament gornykh tadzhikov Darvaza (Nagornaia Bukhara)
Moscow : 1900First and only edition of this excellent visual record of the traditional designs of the Darvaz Pamiris, an ethnic Tajik group settled in that region on the Panj river, a tributary of the Amu Darya or Oxus in the south eastern part of Bukhara, now part of the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Superb quality "phototype" plates of textiles, the... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 144207
SIRÉN, Osvald. Early Chinese Paintings.
London : 1938Limited edition, number 294 of 750 copies, inscribed by A. W. Bahr on the limitation page: "the 18th September 1958. To Marjorie Phelps Starr, every good wishes for your gifted appreciation and understanding of the great Chinese pictorial art. With great hopes for your own personal expressions. Sincerely your well wishing friend O. W. Bahr Ridgefield,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145347
BLAKE, William - GRAY, Thomas. William Blake's Water-Colour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray.
London : 1972First edition thus, first impression, number 90 of 352 copies, from an edition limited to 518, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made specially to match that used by Blake.
In this extravagant tour de force Blake used Gray's poems, the printed text mounted on a large sheet, as the jumping off point for characteristically epic and imaginative... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145352
PICASSO, Pablo - BALZAC, Honoré de. Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu.
Paris : 1931Limited edition, number 171 of 240 copies printed on Rives paper, from a total edition of 340 copies (of which 65 were printed on imperial japon and signed, and 35 for private distribution and numbered using roman numerals).
In 1926 Picasso was commissioned by the publisher Ambroise Vollard to do a series of illustrations for Balzac's novella... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 136550
GREECE - CORFU. The Restoration of the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George at Corfu.
Athens : 1959First and sole edition, rare: printed privately for the Trustees, who are listed and number just nine; an online search of institutional libraries locates one copy only, at Princeton.
This is an attractively produced guide to the restoration work at the neoclassical Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George, built between 1819 and 1824, to a... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 144019
LÉGER, Fernand, & Louis Aragon. Mes voyages
Paris : 1960First edition, number 99 of a limited edition of 250. This posthumously published and beautifully produced work, the plates lithographed by the leading Parisian firm of Mourlot under the supervision of the artist's widow, Nadia Léger, is accompanied by Aragon's lengthy poetical tribute. It comprises Léger's vibrant impressions of America, London,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 141242
KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.
Frankfurt : 1892First and limited edition, number 24 of 200 copies printed in French; a very fine copy of this lavish and sumptuously illustrated celebration of the Zwenigorodskoi collection of Byzantine enamels, "one of the most luxurious publications of the 19th-century" (Federov, pp. 200-1). The portrait frontispiece, included only in those copies given by the collector... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 141106
BAKST, Léon. Des Karpathes a Berlin un bond dans le style des Ballets Russes a la grande stupor de ces chiens d'Allemands et d'Autrichiens.
Paris : 1915Scarce, striking visual propaganda from the pen of the great Ballets Russes designer. Originally published as a double-page spread in number 18 of Cocteau and Iribe's short-lived satirical publication Le Mot, captioned as above. This unlettered version was issued as a fundraiser in a signed edition of 100 on superior japon impérial., this copy number... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 137827
STEADMAN, Ralph. The Joke's Over.
London & Orlando : 2006First UK and US editions, first printings, both signed on the half title by Steadman and each with a signed drawing by Kurt Vonnegut (on the dedication leaf in the UK edition, on the front free endpaper for the US edition). The Joke's Over was first published in the UK.
Stock Code: 144829
BAKST, Leon - LEVINSON, André. Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.
London : 1923First UK edition, number 157 of 300 copies, of this handsome and important record of Bakst's work, including images of not only his most celebrated costumes, but also sketches and theatre settings. From the library of a celebrated Texas balletomane: with the crested bookplate of Thomas Lawton Osborn (1927-2010), trustee of Houston Ballet, former professional... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 144128
DAVIS, Deborah. Strapless
New York : 2003First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half title to fellow author Dominick Dunne, whose blurb appears on the front of the jacket: "July 2003 Mr Dunne, I am thrilled to have your name on Strapless. A million thanks for the great pleasure your books have given me and for your boundless generosity to a new writer. Sincerely, Deborah".... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 142186
HARING, Keith; PINCUS-WITTEN, Robert; Jeffrey Deitch; David Shapiro. Keith Haring.
New York : 1982First and limited edition, first printing, one of 2,000 copies of the Tony Shafrazi Gallery's exhibition catalogue for one of Keith Haring's early exhibitions with the gallery, which took place in 1982. It includes excerpts from "Questions for Keith Haring" as well as essays upon the artist and his works by Jeffrey Deitch, Robert Pincus-Witten and David... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 123544
HAMNETT, Nina. Laughing Torso.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page "Monty and I are glad that you could read it Nina Hamnett 3 December 1932". The inscription perhaps refers to Montague Shearman junior, the barrister and art collector, jokingly implying that he has read the book for libel before publication.
Laughing... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 138430
ELLIOTT, Maud Howe (ed.) Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.
Paris & New York : 1893First edition, in the rarer blue variant binding, unsigned though attributed to the American Arts and Crafts designer Alice Cordelia Morse (1863-1961). This is the richly illustrated official handbook for the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, in notably attractive condition.
Having lobbied hard for an official place... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 131545
PENN, Irving. Moments Preserved.
New York : 1960First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Francine and Cleve, With Love, Irving Penn". The recipients were the French-American Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and literary critic, Francine du Plessix (1930-2019), and her husband, the American abstract expressionist painter, Cleve Gray (1918-2004).
Francine... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 143083
PAIK, Nam June. The Electronic Super Highway.
Cincinnati : First edition of this catalogue produced in conjunction with Paik's solo exhibition "The Electronic Super Highway, Nam June Paik in the Nineties" which toured the US and Europe between 1994 and 1998. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141202
BELLMER, Hans. Vingt-Cinq Reproductions 1934-1950.
Paris : 1950First and sole edition, one of 300 copies printed on papier du Marais. This is the first book on Bellmer's work, edited by Christian d'Orgeix, comprising drawings and several examples of his famous poupées.
The first of Bellmer's poupées "dates from a period in which, repelled by National Socialism, he gave up his work as a graphic artist... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 144181
COOK, Millicent Whiteside. How to Dress on £15 a year, as a Lady. By a Lady;
London : 1873 & 1874First editions, both uncommon, the second particularly so with just seven copies traced institutionally (two at the BL, NLS, TCD, Cambridge, Oxford, and Duke). Little is known of the author beyond her publication of practical household manuals, however her style exhibits all the confidence and bearing of a real life Lady Bracknell. Besides the present... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 115579
BAKST, Léon, & others - PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
London : 1921First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118960
STEADMAN, Ralph (illus.); DURRELL, Lawrence; Sylvia Plath; and others. Steam Press Portfolio 2.
London : 1974First edition, number 48 of only 50 numbered copies, with each broadside numbered and signed by Steadman. All the poems are further signed by their respective authors, including Lyman Andrews, Asa Benveniste, Ruth Fainlight, and Alan Sillitoe, excepting Plath's for obvious reasons.
Stock Code: 100028
HOCKNEY, David. Secret Knowledge.
London : 2001First edition, first impression. Hockney elaborates on his theories about how some of Western art's most famous masterpieces, paintings by artists such as da Vinci, Caravaggio, Velázquez, and Van Eyck were actually created. His answer led to fascinating insights into the history of art, that many of the world's most revered artists used mirrors and... Learn More£80.00
Stock Code: 139914
GILL, Eric. Sacred and Secular in Art and Industry.
Rhode Island : 1939First edition, first printing, one of 400 copies only. In his lecture, Gill explores the relationship and the ratio of power between art and industry, skill and labour, personality and impersonality, and of course, sacred and secular. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 142937
WOOD, Jonas - SHARP, Brian. Paintings and Drawings.
Los Angeles : 2015First and only edition of this catalogue published to accompany an exhibition by American artist Jonas Wood in Los Angeles from November 2014 to January 2015.
"In his boldly colored, graphic worksincluding paintings, drawings, and printsJonas Wood combines art historical references with images of the objects, interiors, and people that comprise... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 143105
ATELIER POPULAIRE. Mai 68: Début d'une lutte prolongée. Texts and Posters by Atelier Populaire.
London : 1969First edition, first printing, casebound issue, of this comprehensive catalogue of posters produced in staggering numbers by the Atelier Populaire between May and July 1968. This publication was published shortly after the events in Paris and in collaboration with Atelier Populaire, who saw it as a means to propagate their message. The scarce hardback... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 143442
BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret - GOLDBERG, Vicki. Bourke-White.
[Hartford, CT] : 1988First edition, first printing of a work intended as the catalogue for the exhibition "Bourke White: A Retrospective", which toured museums in the US from 1988 to 1990. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 143431
PROUVÉ, Jean - PRODHON, Francoise-Claire. Jean Prouvé.
Paris & New York : 2007First edition, first printing, of this bibliography for the French self-taught architect, metal worker, and industrial, structural, and furniture designer, Jean Prouvé (1901-1984). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 143091
FLAVIN, Dan. The Complete Lights 1961 - 1996.
New York & New Haven : 2004First edition, first printing, of this "groundbreaking volume featuring a complete catalogue of more than 750 of the artist's light works; the first publication to present all of Flavin's lights together and the only book to document the artist's entire career" (front flap). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 143101
HERRIMAN, George. "Krazy Kat" - A Jazz Pantomine.
New York : 1922First edition of this splendid celebration of the inimitable Krazy Kat, that "humbly poetic, gently clownlike, supremely innocent, and illimitably affectionate creature" (e.e. cummings). Though relatively well-represented institutionally, this fragile piece is exceedingly uncommon in commerce.
George Herriman's remarkable strip, much admired... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 143348
FLINT, William Russell. Drawings.
London : 1950First edition, first printing. No 16 of 125 copies signed by Russell Flint. The pencil drawing "Consuelo with Castanettes" (sic) initialled below the image lower right and titled lower right by Russell Flint. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139720
MILLER, Harland. In Shadows I Boogie. (Pink.)
London : 2019First edition, first impression. Limited edition of 100 copies signed in felt tip on the limitation page by Miller. Original print signed in pencil lower left by Miller, numbered on the verso. The most comprehensive monograph to date on the British artist and writer best known for his paintings based on the covers of early Penguin paperbacks. Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 139858