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MATISSE, Henri. Portraits.
Monte Carlo : 1955First edition, number 1,682 of 500 copies in English numbered from 1,500-2,000, out of a total edition of 2,850 copies (2,350 were in French). The work was entirely planned by Matisse, who designed the cover, chose which portraits would be reproduced, and created an original lithograph for the frontispiece. Matisse also contributed the introduction,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 130705
(JUDD, Donald.) SMITH, Brydon. Donald Judd.
Ottawa : 1975First edition, first printing, cloth issue (also issued in wrappers). The definitive catalogue raisonné on Judd, compiled to coincide with the major exhibition of Judd's work, held at The National Gallery of Canada that year. The volume contains an interpretative essay on Judd's work and development by Roberta Smith, an illustrated list of his exhibitions,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 140026
HOCKNEY, David. A Bigger Book.
Cologne : 2016First edition, first impression. One of 10,000 numbered copies signed by Hockney on the limitation page. Hockney takes stock of more than 60 years of work, from his teenage days at the Bradford School of Art, through his breakthrough in 1960s Swinging London, life by Los Angeles pools in the 1970s, up to his recent extensive series of portraits, i-Pad... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116159
VAN VELDE, Bram. Das graphische Werk.
Worpswede : First and limited edition, one of 1,000 copies. Published to coincide with the exhibition of his prints at the Worpsweder Kunsthalle, this edition includes a preface by Jacques Putnam and two fold-out four colour lithographs signed by the artist. By 1969 van Velde's work had been exhibited three times at the Galerie Knoedler in New York to critical... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 116817
KENNA, Michael. Ratcliffe Power Station.
Arizona : 2004First impression, first printing, number 31 of 100 copies signed by the author. Michael Kenna first began photographing the Ratcliffe power station in Nottinghamshire in the early 1980s and this work collects images from that period through to the early 2000s. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131559
PAOLOZZI, Eduardo. Moonstrips Empire News. Volume I.
London : 1967Limited edition, one of an edition of 500. The set includes eight prints signed and numbered by the artist in pencil, as called for. Paolozzi began work the project in 1965, creating the volume from his collection of twentieth century ephemera. It was screenprinted at Kelpra Studios and features introductory text by Christopher Finch. Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 115341
(BAILEY, David.) HARRISON, Martin. Archive One.
London : 1999First edition, first impression. Inscribed by David Bailey on the front free endpaper: "To Iain Love DB". Harrison's book charts the life and work of Bailey in his formative years. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 130710
(BAILEY, David.) MUIR, Robin. Chasing Rainbows.
London : 2001First edition, first impression. Boldly inscribed by David Bailey on the front free endpaper: "To Iain Love DB". Chasing Rainbows is Robin Muir's richly illustrated account of Bailey's life and work. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 130709
(BACON, Francis.) SYLVESTER, David. Francis Bacon.
New York : 1975First US edition in wrappers, first printing, inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "For Jack, with all best wishes and the great pleasure of meeting you Francis Bacon 21/3/1975". Simultaneously issued in cloth, this work features a series of interviews with Bacon from 1962 to 1974. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131819
(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
LAFORGE, Lucien. Contes des Fées, par Ch. Perrault.
Paris : 1920First edition, this number 46 of 50 on "papier Whatman". Uncommon, just 9 copies - whether the Whatman or ordinary paper state not recorded - located by WorldCat, 6 of these in North America, BnF shows only a facsimile edition of 2008. No appearances in auction records. Lucien Laforge (1889-1952) is an artist who has received little "academic" recognition,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 87965
RHEIMS, Bettina. Gender Studies.
Göttingen : 2014First edition, first printing, signed by the artist on the half-title, "Bettina Rheims, 2015, Paris". Gender Studies is a series of portraits first exhibited in 2012 in Düsseldorf featuring the "sound design" of Frederic Sanchez, included here on CD. In 2011 Rheims posted an advertisement on Facebook looking for models that felt "other" to... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 130721
LANYON, Andrew. Peter Lanyon 1918-1964.
Cornwall : 1990First edition, signed limited issue, number 253 of 500 copies signed and numbered by the author. Andrew Lanyon, artist, writer and filmmaker in his own right, chronicles the life and work of his father, the artist Peter Lanyon, a Cornish painter of abstract landscapes. An album-like collection of letters, images, and anecdotes from friends and family,... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 141064
(GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri.) EDE, H. S. A Life of Gaudier-Brzeska.
London : 1930First edition, first impression, number 147 of 350 copies, of this illustrated biography of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, "designed to be a worthy memorial of his work", as pointed out in the loosely inserted publisher's promotional leaflet. Of the edition of 350 copies, ten were issued signed and bound in leather. The regular issue is uncommon in the dust... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 140770
INDIANA, Robert. Love.
Indianapolis, : 1970Signed by Robert Indiana and addressed in his hand to a Walter Reisser in Stuttgart. Indiana's iconic work began in 1964 with a painting entitled Love is God. The original Love sculpture was carved from a 30.5 cm block of solid aluminium and has since become various sized sculptures, paintings, tapestries, prints, drawings and holograms which can be... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 129027
DALÍ, Salvador. Hidden Faces.
London : 1973Signed limited edition, number 29 of 100 copies signed by the author. This copy with Dalí's previously unpublished 20-page Postface and the publisher's advertisement slip loosely inserted, as issued. Originally written in French in autumn 1943, Hidden Faces was first published in 1944 in Haakon Chevalier's translation. Chevalier... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 130514
COOK, James; BOCK, Johann Carl (illus.) Contemporary engraved profile bust portrait, "Captn. James Cook F.R.S."
[c.1789]Striking portrait of the stern-faced explorer, the irradiations, which over-run the borders of the name tablature, giving him an almost visionary aspect. Bock was a Nuremberg-based engraver and artist, probably best known for his work on Esper's Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur (1777-94). Scarce. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 42536
BRASSAÏ, & Paul Morand. Paris de nuit.
Paris : 1933First edition, first printing. In this work "Brassaï became a master at drawing luminosity from the darkness. The swaths of wet paving stones featured on the covers and endpapers of Paris de Nuit gleam like pale beacons in the streetlight. Inside, Brassaï explores the city, beginning with its broad vistas and grand public spaces and gradually moving... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 122385
HERRIMAN, George. "Krazy Kat" - A Jazz Pantomine.
New York : 1922First edition, a fragile piece, relatively well-represented institutionally but exceedingly uncommon in commerce. A splendid celebration of the inimitable Krazy Kat, that "humbly poetic, gently clownlike, supremely innocent, and illimitably affectionate creature" (e.e. cummings); George Herriman's remarkable strip, much admired at the time by Joyce,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 143348
(SURREALISM.) Contemporary Poetry and Prose.
London : June 1936First edition of the second number of Contemporary Poetry and Prose, published to appear in connection with the surrealist exhibition held at New Burlington Galleries that month (the first surrealist exhibit in the UK), and containing translations of work by leading surrealists and examples of surrealist literature, including Salvador Dali, David Gascoyne,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 142707
(Boyle Family.) ELLIOTT, Patrick; Bill Hare; Andrew Wilson. Boyle Family.
Edinburgh : 2003First edition, first impression, signed by all four artists - Mark Boyle, Joan Hills, and their children Sebastian and George. The Boyle family members collaborate on their artwork, with the present profusely-illustrated work issued to accompany an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, exploring the family's beginnings... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 129722
(BIDERMANAS, Izis.) CHARLET, Gaston. G. Les Yeux de L'Ame.
Paris : First and limited edition, number 289 of 300 copies issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front cover of the title bifolium, "a Jeanine et Pierre, ces images de Paris et da Limousin, cordialement I. Bidermanas, 24-XII-1950". Les Yeux de L'Ame is Bidermanas's first published work. His popular Paris des rêves, which followed... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 123836
GABO, Naum. Gabo. Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings.
Cambridge, MA : 1957First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "For Francine & Clive Cleve Gray, in friendship, N. Gabo, Jan 6th 1962." The first comprehensive review of Gabo's work including the original Russian text and English translation of the "Realist Manifesto" of which the main principles of constructivism was explained.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 88462
JACQUEMART, Albert & Edmond le Blant. Histoire, Industriele et Commerciale de a Porcelaine.
Paris : 1862First edition. Attractive copy of this important work in the history of the connoisseurship of porcelain. Jacquemart was the leading French collector of oriental ceramics of his time, and here developed a descriptive typology, including that of "families" - famille rose, famille verte and so forth - for Chinese ceramics. The majority of the text and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 76215
HIRST, Damien. Freeze.
London : 1988First edition, first impression. Freeze was an exhibition conceived and curated by Hirst with other students from Goldsmith college. This exhibition became the inaugural showing of the YBA (Young British Artists). 16 students exhibited in the show in an empty London Port Authority building at Surrey Docks, July 1988, these included Steven Adamson, Angela... Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 99018
REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings.
New York & London : 1898Second edition, of this excellent collection of Remington's art, vividly depicting scenes from the Old West, between its native inhabitants and the settlers. This work was first published the previous year. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 142064
COVARRUBIAS, Miguel. Negro Drawings.
New York : 1927First and limited edition, number 82 of 100 specially bound copies, each with an original signed artwork by Covarrubias, in this case a sketch based on "Chorus Girl" (plate 29). Negro Drawings was an early work from the Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957), following his move to New York in 1924 and subsequent immersion in the Harlem Renaissance.... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 139911
BONE, Muirhead. War Drawings.
London : 1917-8First edition, first impression. The Edition de Luxe was limited to 50 sets with each of the 60 lithographic proofs signed by Muirhead Bone in pencil, and with his embossed monogram, approx. size 530mm x 395mm.
In 1916 William Rothenstein, a friend of Bone and a fellow member of the Society of Twelve, proposed that an artist should... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 71745
NICHOLSON, William. An Alphabet.
London : First edition, the popular issue, the first of five picture books that Nicholson published with Heinemann and the work that "established Nicholson's solo reputation" (ODNB). It was published in October 1897 but postdated 1898. There was also a deluxe edition of approximately 50 copies printed directly from the woodblocks and coloured by hand, and a... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 116638
PAOLOZZI, Eduardo. Underground Design, Folio X.
London : 1986First edition, signed limited issue. This work contains a catalogue and 19 loose plates, including a colour plate signed by the artist. It was produced to coincide with an exhibition of Paolozzi's Tottenham Court Road underground station mural project which ran at the Royal Academy of Arts from 4 February to 3 March 1986. The plates show a variety of... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 118809
PARMENTIER, H. Les Sculptures Chames au Musée du Tourane.
1922First Edition. Volume IV in the "Ars Asiatica" series published under the aegis of L'École Française d'Extrème-Orient. A trained architect and one of the founding fathers of the EFEO school of archaeology, Parmentier's work on Cham culture and later at Angkor were key in the interpretation of the early civilizations of Indochina. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 39622
PIERCE, Elijah; YOUNG, Mahonri Sharp. Elijah Pierce Woodcarver.
Columbus, OH : 1973The catalogue for Elijah Pierce's 1973 exhibition at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, his first major show, the commentary largely composed from Pierce's own words, edited from taped interviews with Carolyn Jones, 1972-3. Pierce is now widely considered one of the great American outsider artists. Signed by Pierce with his address on the title page,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 142515
REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings.
New York & London : 1897First edition, of this excellent collection of Remington's art, rare in such good, unrestored condition and with any part of the original box. "Remington's paintings of this era are intensely narrative and seek to capture the passing of the frontier for Native Americans and white frontier settlers" (ANB).
This work includes peaceful scenes of... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 142079
APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume, & Raoul Dufy. Le Poète Assassiné.
Paris : 1926First Dufy edition, number 113 of 380 copies printed on Montgolfier d'Annonay paper from a total edition of 450. "Dufy again paid tribute to Apollinaire ... by illustrating one of his major pieces of prose fiction. Le Poète Assassiné was originally a book of short stories which took its title from its opening novella. Dufy had attended the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 134245
BARCLAY, Edgar. Mountain Life in Algeria.
London : 1882First edition, scarce. Barclay (1842-1913), painter and etcher, was a member of the British circle of artists known as the "Etruscans" owing to their preference for Italian landscapes. He studied at Dresden with Carolsfeld, and then in Rome, where he became acquainted with Giovanni Costa. Between 1873 and 1880 he made several visits to Algeria, recording... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 117145
BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Wundergarten Der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.
Berlin : 1932First edition, portfolio issue: the preferred format of one of the greatest and most influential photographic books ever published, this being the second photobook in Blossfeldt's pivotal trilogy. The artist was by training a botanist; his use of extreme close-up technique began as part of his study. However he swiftly developed a fully-fledged abstracted... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 136442
(FRANK, Robert.) BURGER-UTZER, Brigitta, & Stefan Grissemann (ed.) Frank Films.
Zurich : 2003First edition, first impression of this introduction to Frank's film work. Signed by Frank on the half title. Published on the occasion of the Diagonal Special "Robert Frank - Retrospektive der Filme und Videos", which was shown between 11 and 21 September 2003 as part of Graz Cultural Capital 2003. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 106182
BENTLEY, Nicolas. Cave drawings.
c. 1955The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 66863
(COLOUR; HORTICULTURE.) WILSON, Robert Francis. Horticultural Colour Chart.
London : 1938-42Well preserved set of the first edition of this cleverly conceived project to standardise colour definitions so that "there will be but one colour name recognised for each hue in the textile and all colour-using industries as well as by artist's colourmen". A frequently called upon working tool, it is unusual for sets to survive in such excellent state.
The... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 141298
NEVINSON, C. R. W. Modern War Paintings.
London : 1917First edition, first impression, signed by the author in pencil below the colour frontispiece. "Having gone to France with the Red Cross and been invalided home soon afterwards, he announced that he would be using 'Futurist technique' to express the reality of war in his new work. In subsequent paintings Nevinson confirmed that he saw the Great War... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 140292
LAFORGE, Lucien. Rabelais - Des Quatre Saisons de l'Année.
Paris : 1923Issued as a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, this numbered 348, but designated in red ink as an "exemplaire unique" by Laforge and initialled by him on the limitation leaf, his pencilled initials also to the front free endpaper. A splendidly louche interpretation of Rabelais's erotic parodic almanac, the Pantagrueline Prognostications, this... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 111624
MAY, Betty. Tiger-Woman.
London : 1929First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "To Mr. & Mrs. Percy with love from Betty May, 1929". The autobiography of the notorious night-club singer, darling of the Café Royal set, and muse to Aleister Crowley, Augustus John, and Jacob Epstein is uncommon, with ten locations on Library Hub.
Tiger-Woman "provides a very... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 107273
PHILLIPS, Tom. A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel.
London : 1980First edition in book form, first impression, of this celebrated altered book, with a fascinating and amusingly haphazard provenance: inscribed wryly by Tom Phillips, "for Philip, now with smaller writing, with warm best wishes from Tom Phillips", having been previously inscribed as a wedding present on behalf of his family by the writer and flamboyant... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 141491
WAUGH, Evelyn, & Francis Crease. Thirty-Four Decorative Designs.
First edition, sole printing. One of just 60 copies, mostly unnumbered as here despite the claim of the colophon. Waugh's preface is the only text, giving this publication strong claims for inclusion in the primary section of his bibliography. This handsome and elusive book marks the end of Waugh's pretensions to work commercially in the graphic arts.
Francis... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112477
LESSING, G. E. Laokoon: oder über die Grenzen der Mahlerey und Poesie.
Berlin : 1766First edition of Lessing's best known work outside Germany, a discussion of the limits and limitations of all the arts. "It contains the first clear statement of the truth, which is now considered axiomatic, that every art is subject to limitations, and can achieve greatness only by a clear understanding of and self-restriction to its proper function"... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 104638
ERNST, Max. Écritures.
Paris : 1970First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to the art critic John Russell on the half-title: "To my good old friend John Russel sic, his old old friend, Max Ernst", accompanied by a hand-drawn bird by Ernst. John Russell (1919-2008) was the chief art critic at the New York Times from 1982 to 1990 and author of books on Max Ernst, Henry... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 121166
HILL, C. F. Drawings.
Paris : 1950First edition, copy XV of 250 copies numbered in roman numerals, from the entire edition of 625 copies, of which 375 were numbered in arabic numerals; a beautifully produced monograph, the text printed by G. Girard and plates engraved by Guezelle and Renouard.
Born in Lund, Sweden, Hill travelled to France in 1873 in search of his artistic ideal,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 39317
BURCKHARDT, Jacob. Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien.
Basel : 1860First edition, from the library of Otto Wesendonck, husband of Mathilde Wesendonck and friend of Wagner.
Otto Wesendonck's (1815-1896) success as a silk merchant made him a generous patron of the arts and allowed him to provided significant financial support to one of his favourite composers, Richard Wagner, throughout the 1850s. For a period... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 120920
MATISSE, Henri (illus.); Charles of Orléans. Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans.
Paris : 1950First edition thus, first printing, number 1127 of 1,230 copies on vélin d'Arches signed by Matisse on the limitation page. This work was entirely composed by Matisse, reproducing his manuscript version of the medieval poetry by the Duke of Orléans (1394-1465), including some of his rondeaux, chansons, and ballads.
The Duke was taken prisoner... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 142638
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Gattorno.
Havana : 1935First edition, sole printing, number 442 of 460 copies of this scarce Hemingway publication championing the art of Antonio Gattorno (1904-1980). Presentation copy inscribed by the artist to Juan Jose Sicre: "Para J. J. Sicre, su amigo, Gattorno, Santa Amalia 15/6/1935". Juan José Sicre (1898-1974) was a Cuban sculptor and painter who, along with Gattorno,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120905
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. London.
London & New York : First edition, first impression of this masterpiece of early twentieth-century photography. Boston-born Coburn based himself in London from around 1906, learning how to make photogravures at the London County Council School of Photo-engraving, and establishing a studio with two copperplate printing presses at the home he shared with "his domineering... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 132333
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
HOFFMAN, Malvina. Heads and Tales.
New York : 1936First edition, first printing. This autobiography discusses the sculptor's early life and training under Rodin, as well as her working methods and travel adventures. But its focus is on her monumental task in creating the sculptures for the Hall of Man at the Field Museum of Chicago, one hundred bronzes depicting the different "races" of humans around... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 80462
BUKOWSKI, Charles. Crucifix in a Deathhand. New Poems 1963-65.
New York : 1965First and limited edition of 3,100 copies, this a superb presentation copy from Bukowski, inscribed exuberantly in red and silver paint pen on the page facing the colophon, "For Jerry Cushman, Poems sure, Poems why not, Charles Bukowski, 5-3-65", accompanied by a drawing of a caged flower and a bottle; additionally signed by Bukowski on the half-title... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139612
LENNON, John. Box of Vision / Time Capsule.
New York : 2010First edition, first printing. Limited to 7500 copies. The hard bound book contains all of Lennon's music album cover artwork, including front covers, back covers, gatefolds and inserts. The paperback titled catalography is a discography of Lennon's music. The CD case is for the owner to store their own collection of Lennon's music. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 142704
(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
SNOWDON, Lord. Photographs by Snowdon:
London : 2000First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Snowdon on the half title: "To dearest John, with lots of love & so many happy memories working for you, from your Tony. February 2000." Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 136307
CUMMINGS, E. E. Original watercolour landscape in Pornic, France.
Pornic, France : [no date]A striking example of Cummings's poetic artwork, unusually signed and located by him on the front, and notable for its dreamlike delineation and almost Fauvist colouring. The rustic tower depicted may be one of the many windmills of Brittany, where Cummings visited, painting several rustic scenes.
Cummings's daughter gave the entire contents... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 131043