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Vologda

A P Anishina, et al

Vologda: Russkiĭ Sever-Partner, 1995. An illustrated guide to the historic city of Vologda in northwest Russia. Cyrillic Russian text with a one-page summary and list of illustrations in English. Numerous color photographs of art, architecture, icons, crafts, etc. 91 pages. Paperbound with stiff glossy covers. 11.75 x 8.25. VG with minor edge wear.

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$ 25.00
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Drei Briefe Leipziger Künstler an Daniel Chodowiecki

Apel, Theodor (Editor)

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1923
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: Limited Edition
Leipzig: J.G. Schelter & Giesecke, 1923. 1st edition. Limited to 500 copies on handmade paper. This is number 412. Three letters from Liepzig artists to Daniel Chodowiecki, 1726-1801, Polish painter and printmaker who spent most of his life in Germany. The letters are from Johann Friedrich Bause, Christian Gottlieb Geyser, and Johann Georg Penzel. Text is in German and printed in a font that simulates handwriting. 32 pages. Three small tipped-in color plates of work by Chodowiecki. Color text vignettes and decoration. Slender hardcover, 10 x 6.5 inches. Fine binding of half leather (spine and corners) and marbled paper boards. Good with moderate wear, short cracks of the front inner hinge. Sound and securely bound. Joint bookplate of noted collectors Karl and Thilde Wagner on the front pastedown.

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$ 25.00
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American Gothic (Gallery Photography Catalog)

Lee, Mack

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2005
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Winchester, Mass.: Lee Art Gallery, [2005.] Brief introductory text by Mack Lee. Gallery catalog of b&w photographs from the heartland during the Depression era to the 1950s. Compelling images of rural Americana by Dorothea Lange, Wright Morris, Walker Evans, Gordon Parks, Edward Weston and others. 26 pages, (25 of them with captioned photos.) Oblong paperbound format. 6 x 8 inches. Price list laid into the rear of the book. Near Fine condition. Clean and securely bound. Scarce.

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$ 10.00
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Eric van Hove (V12 Laraki Sculpture Exhibition Catalog)

Hove, Eric van

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2016
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Eric van Hove: Artist-in-residence, Spring 2016. [Hanover, NH: Studio Art Exhibition Program, Dartmouth College, 2016.] 1st edition. Catalog of a 2016 Dartmouth exhibition by Eric van Hove (b. 1975), a Belgian conceptual artist born in Algeria, North Africa. Outer folder (12 x 9.5 inches) encloses an accordion-style foldout that measures more than 6 feet in length. One side is a panoramic color photograph of van Hove's intricate sculpture V12 Laraki, a mixed-media replica of a Mercedes Benz 6.2 L V12 engine, Created in collaboration with Moroccan craftsmen working in traditional materials, including wood, copper, silver, bone, leather and mother of pearl. The reverse side contains the text of an interview, entitled "Sculpture from a third dimension: V12 Laraki project, Utopia, and Ethics of artistic practice: Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi in conversation with Eric van Hove." An homage by van Hove to modern engineering and time-honored craft traditions. Inspired by Abdeslam Laraki the noted Moroccan high-performance automobile designer. Fine, flawless condition. Scarce. WorldCat shows one copy (Dartmouth College.)

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$ 45.00
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Literary Admirers of Alfred Stieglitz

Thomas, F. Richard

Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, (1983). 1st edition. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. A study of the photography of Alfred Stieglitz and its influence on four American authors: Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane and Sherwood Anderson. Illustrated by 16 pages of b&w photographs and reproductions. 102 pages with notes, selected bibliography and index. Hardcover, 9.25 x 6.25 inches. VG in dust jacket that is moderately worn and faded at the spine. Sound binding. Clean internally. Jacket is protected by a clear archival cover. Uncommon signed.

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$ 15.00
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Braunschweiger Kostbarkeiten des Kunsthandwerks (Signed Presentation to US Ambassador)

Flesche, Herman

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1956
  • Condition: Very Good
Braunschweig: Waisenhaus-Buchdruckerei und Verlag, 1956. ***Signed presentation copy given to the first United States ambassador to West Germany. An illustrated book on the art and craft treasures of the historic city of Braunschweig, Germany. 104 pp. German text with 43 photographs in b&w. Quarto hardcover in dust jacket. 10 by 7.75 inches. VG with moderate wear. Sound, tight binding. With calligraphy inscription in German to the US ambassador on his visit in November 1956. Not personalized but the recipient was James Bryant Conant, a former Harvard president who was ambassador to West Germany from 1955-1957 in the early Cold War era. Inscription roughly translates: To His Excellency the Ambassador of the United States in greeting on the occasion of the visit. Signed by Otto Benneman, then the mayor of Braunschweig, and Dr. Erich Walter Lotz, the city manager. Round ink stamp of Stadt Braunschweig. (Found in New England with other books from the personal library of James Bryant Conant, 1893-1978.)

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$ 25.00
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Outside the Garden: Poems and Painting

Lamb, Jasmine; Lamb, Rosy

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2008
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Self-published in 2008. Printed in Lewiston, Maine. 1st edition of [1,500 copies.] A collaboration by two sisters. Poems by Jasmine Lamb and several paintings in color by Rosy Lamb, an expatriate artist who lives and works in Paris. Signed and inscribed by Jasmine Lamb in 2013. Unpaginated. (40 pp.) Paperbound with stiff glossy covers. 8.25 x 8.25 inches. Near Fine condition. Crisp, clean and unmarked.

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$ 20.00
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Costumes et Parures Khmèrs d'Après les Devatâ d'Angkor-Vat (Angkor Wat)

Marchal, Sappho

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1927
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Foreword by V. [Victor] Golubew. Paris and Brussels: G. Vanoest, MDCCCCXXVII (1927.) 1st edition. Text is in French. A study of Khmer costumes and ornaments depicted on the stone relief carvings at the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. Several small figures in the text and 41 full-page plates. An important work by Sappho Marchal, whose superb line drawings aided later scholars and restorers by recording fine details now badly deteriorated. Marchal, just 23 at the time of publication, spent her early years in Cambodia and her father was the longtime curator and conservator of Angkor Wat. xi, 114 pages. Bound in the original tan paper wraps. VG condition. Printed on quality paper. Text and plates generally clean, with only minor occasional foxing. Unread, with unopened pages (still joined at the top edge) throughout the book. No owner signatures or bookplates. A nice copy overall.

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$ 45.00
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J. Francis Murphy

Clark, Eliot

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1926
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
NY: Privately Printed, 1926. 1st edition. Limited to 250 copies. Printed on Dutch handmade paper by Frederic Fairchild Sherman. A study of the life and work of American landscape painter J. Francis Murphy (1852-1921.) Illustrated by a frontispiece portrait of Murphy and 11 plates with captioned tissue guards. Quarto, 10.25 x 7.5 inches. 63 pp. Cloth spine and paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. VG with some wear to lower corners, erasures to the blank front endpapers. Offsetting from the plates, despite the tissue guards. Lacking the original glassine jacket, but now protected by a clear archival cover Sound, tight binding. A nice copy overall. Provenance: Bookplate of William T. Cresmer (1876-1959), American advertising executive, noted art collector and patron.

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$ 125.00
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Doron Elia (Catalogue of Early Work)

Elia, Doron; Ofrat, Dr. Gideon

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1981
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Illustrated catalogue of early work by Israeli sculptor Doron Elia (b. 1955.) Self-published in 1981. Place not stated, but probably Israel. Introductory essay by Dr. Gideon Ofrat in English and Hebrew. Photographs by Aliza Auerbach, Zila Shaglv and Doron Elia. Staple-bound tan paper wraps. 6.75 x 4.75 inches. 16 pp. + the printed inner covers. About 20 photographs of sculptures, brief list of early exhibitions. Printed on salmon-color paper (intros) and semi-glossy stock (photographs.) Minor corner crease to one cover, but VG+ overall. Very scarce.

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$ 35.00
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Paul Matthews: Seasonal Landscapes

Matthews, Paul

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2009
  • Condition: Near Fine
Westport, NY: Atea Ring Gallery, 2009. 1st edition. Signed by the artist in silver marker on the title page. An exhibition catalog of work by Paul Matthews (American, 1933-2019.) Vivid landscapes and cloud-scapes inspired by the beauty of the Adirondacks. Matthews lived and painted seasonally in Keene, NY. Paperbound, 8.5 x 11 inches. (42) pp. Near Fine. A nice copy of an uncommon art catalog.

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$ 25.00
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This Was the Photo League: Compassion and the Camera from the Depression to the Cold War

Tucker, Anne Wilkes; Cass, Claire; Daiter, Stephen

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2001
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Chicago: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2001, in conjunction with the John Cleary Gallery of Houston. 1st edition. Large photography book / exhibition catalogue. Signed and inscribed by John Cleary (1937-2008), who supplied many of the photos and hosted the inaugural exhibit at his gallery. Promotional postcard for the Cleary Gallery exihbit is laid in. Compelling images by Photo League members. Taken from 1936 to 1951 and aimed at spurring social change through documentary photography. 176 pp, mainly captioned plates. Biographical sketches of the roughly 70 photographers. Clothbound hardcover in dust jacket. Approx. 11.25 x 9.25 inches. VG with some bumps to the edges, tear/wrinkle at the base of the jacket spine. Sound, tight binding. Jacket is protected by a new clear archival cover. A solid, clean copy overall. Uncommon with John Cleary's signature.

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$ 75.00
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These Americans (Women's March on Washington)

Jelinek, Mercedes

Queens, NY: +Kris Graves Projects, 2017 An artist's photo book. [Queens, NY] : +Kris Graves Projects, (2017.) 1st edition. Limited to 300 copies, per the publisher's website. Signed by Mercedes Jelinek in ink on the title page. Photographs taken at the Women's March on Washington, DC, the main location for worldwide protests that gave voice to the "Resistance" the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated. [68] pages. 9 by 6 inches. Nicely designed pictorial hardcover in Near Fine condition. Not issued with a dust jacket. No owner signatures or other marks. Sound, tight binding. Scarce by virtue of the small edition size.

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$ 65.00
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Frances Conners Vacanti: A Retrospective

Springville Center for the Arts - Exhibition Catalog

[Springville, NY: Springville Center for the Arts.] Catalog of a 2006 exhibit of the varied work of NY state artist Frances Conners Vacanti (1925-2005.) Brief introductory text, followed by her paintings, drawings, and photographs. 40 pages. Stiff paper wraps. Oblong, 7 by 9 inches. A scarce catalog in VG condition..

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$ 35.00
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Photographic essay by Al Lowry. Privately printed in San Jose, (1965.) 1st edition of the photographer's first book. Signed by Lowry on the title page. Scarce early work by [Alexander] Lowry, noted photojournalist and fine arts photographer. A collection of his b&w nature photography exploring the "quiet beauty" of Santa Clara County. Photos are preceded by a brief introduction by Lowry (1937-2010.) (23) pages. A slim paperbound book. 8.5 by 5.5 inches. Covers are spotted, more so to the rear cover. VG otherwise. Clean internally. Sound binding. Lightly signed by Lowry in blue ballpoint. Authenticity guaranteed. WorldCat shows just 4 copies worldwide..

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$ 95.00
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Hanover: Dartmouth College Library, 2008. Illustrated catalog of a private collection of Maurice Sendak material acquired by Dartmouth in 2007. Consisting of about 100 books and other items, many signed by Sendak and with original artwork. Color and b&w illustrations and explanatory text about Sendak's work as author and illustrator. 60 pages. Bibliographical references, checklist. Stiff blue paper wraps. 6.75 by 7 inches. Fine condition. Clean and unmarked. Appears unread. A scarce catalog issued in a small edition. .

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$ 24.00
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Dunsborough, Australia: Christian Fletcher Photo Images, (2003.) 1st edition. Large, paperbound format. (Issued simultaneously in hardcover.) Stunning collection of landscape photography by Fletcher. 160 pages. Brief introductory text, map, index and technical notes. Oblong, 8.75 by 11.5 inches. Glossy covers with inner flaps. Some external rubbing, but Near Fine overall. Clean and unmarked. A book that has seen little, if any, use. A beautiful visual tour of Western Australia by Fletcher (born in Perth, 1965.) .

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$ 30.00
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NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1954.) 1st edition. Exhibition catalog of the work of Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1963), Lithuanian-born sculptor in Cubist and other forms. (96) pages. Numerous b&w photos. Clothbound hardcover in dust jacket. Spots to front panel of jacket, but VG/VG overall in new clear archival cover. 10.25 by 7.75 inches..

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$ 9.95
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NY: Japan Society Gallery, (1991.) 1st edition in English. Illustrated catalog of a 1991 exhibition of a rich private collection assembled in Germany. Includes work from nearly all early Ukiyo-e masters, with many of the prints the only known examples.139 pages. VG paperbound quarto with self-attached jacket. 11.75 by 8.25 inches. Issued in an edition of 1,000 copies. Translated by Celia Brown from the 1988 German edition..

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$ 9.95
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A photographic catalogue by the influential artist and activist [Joanne] Matuschka. Introduction by Peter Schlesinger. Not stated, but published in NY circa 1996. Signed/inscribed by Matuschka. [24] pages, including the covers and four fold-out pages. Paperbound, 10 by 7 inches. VG with light edge wear. Known as the "Beauty out of Damage Catalogue" for the landmark self-portrait by Matuschka that showed the result of her mastectomy from breast cancer. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated photograph appeared on the cover of The New York Times magazine in 1993 and is credited with a key role in launching the breast cancer awareness movement. The catalogue contains the cover image and other photographs and text by Matuschka that offer explorations of beauty, gender identity and politics, and self-image. Signed by Matuschka in black ink with her initials and the inscription: "Peggy / thanks for / your support / JM".

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$ 25.00
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