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Artists' Books

Many of the world's most famous and esteemed artists have authored books, and there is a wide collection of such titles in the rare books written by artists section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Several of the books in the Biblio Rare Book Room include one of a kind illustrations and unique bindings and fore edge paintings, so any of these books featured below would be sure to increase the value of your rare and antique book collection.

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Ficciones (Fictions)

Ficciones (Fictions)

by Ediciones Dos Amigos. Borges, Jorge Luis

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Buenos Aires: Ediciones Dos Amigos, 1987. Copy no. 21, one of 40 copies, all on velin d'Arches paper from a total issue of 42: 40 on velin d'Arches and 2 on Japan paper, all signed on the colophon by publisher, Samuel Cesar Palui. Page size: 13-1/16 x 10 inches; [i] [1-10] 11-175 [176-180] pp. Bound: loose in original grey wrappers, author's name engraved in dark blue, title in light green, dark green, and gray large wood-type letters; housed in buff paper and grey cloth box with blue cloth onlay on front of box, title printed in black on front cover and on spine. Illustrated with 18 full-page engravings as follows: 3 by Gabriela Aberstury, 3 by Julio Pagano, 3 by Mirta Ripoll, 8 by Alicia Scavino, and a portrait of the artist by Raul Russo. Hand set in 14pt. Bodoni by Ruben Raul Lapolla and printed under the supervision of Samuel Cesar Palui in three colors. The text is in black, page numbers in red, and highlights and title page in blue and black. The book was started in 1984 and was not published… Read More
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The Ideal Giant. The Code of a Herdsman. Cantelman's Spring- Mate
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The Ideal Giant. The Code of a Herdsman. Cantelman's Spring- Mate: Privately Printed for the Little Review.

by WYNDHAM LEWIS, PERCY

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First edition
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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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London: The Little Review., 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Octavo. Original cream cloth-backed white paper-covered card folder. 44pp stapled and then bound into folder with single cord. Folder illustrated with a Vorticist design by Lewis. Heavily marked, stained and darkened, edges rubbed, slight area of loss to paper cover to top edge of upper cover, a series of tiny prickmarks to upper cover, staples rusted. One of 200 copies (though Pound & Grover speculate that perhaps only fifty copies of the folder were made). With an ink presentation inscription from Lewis 'To dear Alic(k) Schepeler from P.Wyndham Lewis 1/12/17'. Alick Schepler, lover and friend of Lewis and other writers and… Read More
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IL ETAIT UNE PETITE PIE (THERE WAS ONCE A SMALL MAGPIE)
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IL ETAIT UNE PETITE PIE (THERE WAS ONCE A SMALL MAGPIE)

by DEHARME, LISE (née Hirtz) (1898-1983). Miró, JOAN (1893-1983) illustrator

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1st
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Hardcover
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Paris, Edition Jeanne Bucher., 1928. Drawings in color by Joan Miró. 8 color pochoirs after drawings by Miró, colored by Jean Saudé on Arches paper. 4to, published in a folio of 14pp. One of the limited edition of 300. Enclosed in the ORIGINAL LINEN FOLIO in pearl grey background, with black numbers and green sun. Interior lined with black paper. 11 5/8 x 10 5/8 x 5/8. Housed in a new black clam shell case. Signed and dedicated by Lise Hirtz to Jane de Margerie. RARE. Miro created one of the most imaginative books for children and far beyond its time. Joan Miró was studying art in Barcelona and moved to Paris in 1919, He was introduced to a surrealists group in 1924 by his neighbor Andre Masson, who shared his studio. He found among these artists the inspiration necessary for his work. But it was his humor that dominated his creations, especially the black humor of the surrealists.
In August 1927 Paul Eluard sent Miro the poems by Lisa Hirtz (born Ann - Marie Meyer), a friend of Breton.… Read More
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FLIPPING, KICKING, HOWLING, ROLLING, SITTING, STANDING, CLIMBING, TELLING

FLIPPING, KICKING, HOWLING, ROLLING, SITTING, STANDING, CLIMBING, TELLING

by (RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward

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First Edition 1/35
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Hardcover
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Culver City, California
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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. FLIPPING, KICKING, HOWLING, ROLLING, SITTING, STANDING, CLIMBING, TELLING. Signed and Numbered by the Artist with 8 Etchings. Los Angeles: The Lapis Press, 1988. First Edition 1/35. Elephant Folio. Full Leather in Slipcase. Artist's Book. Very Good/No Jacket - As Issued. np (28pp), 1 letterpress colophon + title page, 8 color etchings. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Flipping, Kicking, Howling, Rolling, Sitting, Standing, Climbing, Telling" is the oversized, extraordinarily luxe artist's book published in 1988 by Sam Francis' Lapis Press containing eight original etchings by Edward Ruscha. Each "silhouette" image was pulled by master printer Jacob Samuel at The Litho Shop on a 20 x 16" sheet of Rives BFK paper. The title and colophon pages are printed by hand-letterpress, and along with the etchings, four blank preliminaries, and endpapers have been hand-bound by Klaus Ullrich S. Rotzscher in an exquisite debossed,… Read More
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HIVE.
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HIVE.

by [Broadfoot, Linda] Carol Ann Duffy.

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Edition of 30
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Hoover, Alabama
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Atlantic Beach, Florida:: Linda Broadfoot,, 2014.. Edition of 30. Box 6.5 x 7 x 9.5" containing ten 5 x 7.5 x .5" double-sided panels. Poems letterpress printed on Hahnemühle Ingres paper using Perpetua type cast by Michael & Winifred Bixler. Text overprinted with a transparent honeycomb pattern. Archival pigment print images on Hahnemühle Photo Silk Baryta paper. Images and poems mounted on Russian birch plywood, foreedges coated with beeswax, and encased within a fabricated one-half scale maple Langstroth beehive box structure. Title and bee image engraved on the cover. Title page mounted on the interior side of the lid. Signed and numbered. Hive was produced over the course of two years and contains nine poems from The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy with images and design by Linda Broadfoot. Linda Broadfoot: "Hive was created to reveal the wonder of sunlit bees in the air and the mystery of the hive. The images and the physical structure of the book came from my… Read More
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La Chasse de Kaa
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La Chasse de Kaa

by KIPLING, Rudyard

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Used
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Limited Edition
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Sydney, New South Wales
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Paris: Javal and Bordeaux, 1930. Limited Edition. JOUVE, Paul. Illustrated by one of the leading painters in France, this superb work brings Kipling's classic Jungle Book story into the realm of fine 20th century French publishing. Limited edition of 125 copies, bound in snakeskin-style folding case, protected by matching slipcase (some wear), 340 mm x 265 mm, 130 unbound pages as issued, 21 plates, printed on imperial Japan paper, an excellent copy.
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Poemes de Charles d'Orleans
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Poemes de Charles d'Orleans

by Matisse, Henri

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Used - Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Whitby, Ontario
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Paris: Teriade Editeur, 1950. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio. Limited Edition. In original lithographed glassine wrappers.Three green fleur de lis illustrated on front cover, with poets name, and a larger fleur de lis on rear cover. This is copy number 1172 of 1200 signed by Matisse in pencil on colophon.100 colourful crayon and pencil lithographs on loose pages, printed on thick Velin d'Arches paper at the Mourlot workshop in Paris. Illustrated frontis of medieval poet Charles, Duke of Orleans [1394-1465], who, taken prisoner after the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Many of his poems were written during his long captivity over a 25 year period. He wrote courtly and romantic poems set in ballad and rondeau forms. The poems are lithographed in Matisse own hand, with decorative borders with multiple colours. Wrappers yellowed, and stained along spine and joints of front cover. Rubbing to spine edges. Stain to inner hinge of rear pastedown endpaper and sporadic stains throughout interior, but… Read More
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Les Illuminations
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Les Illuminations

by Sonia Delaunay, Arthur Rimbaud

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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Veldhoven, Netherlands
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Paris: Jacques Damase, 1973. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Complete portfolio of 15 full page pochoirs in colors on Arches paper + 2 'title' page pochoirs illustrating poems by Arthur Rimbaud. Loose folded sheets as issued in publisher's linen wrappers lettered in colors. A bit of yellowing to spine of wrappers. Original red canvas portfolio box with black felt lining and title printed in blue on the front. Poems in French by Arthur Rimbaud, introduction by Jacques Damase. Scattered foxing, mostly to first (blanc) and last (colophon, blanc) leaves. Occasional light foxing to margins of pochoirs and text leaves, minor surface soiling to case. Copy 54 of a limited edition of 90. Hand signed and numbered by Sonia Delaunay. Folio, 56,5 x 39,5 cm. (box).
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Avec les Gueux - Quarante dessins de Marie Baudet. Préface de Jean Richepin de l’Académie...
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Avec les Gueux - Quarante dessins de Marie Baudet. Préface de Jean Richepin de l’Académie Francaise.: 40 original watercolour drawings by Marie Baudet, all of them signed,

by Marie Baudet (pen name of Marie Ludivine Antoinette Dupuit).

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40 original drawings by Marie Baudet, ink brush with various washes and water colour heightening, all of them signed by the artist, some dated and with manuscript title, mostly ca 380 x 530 mm a few ca 220 x 290 mm pasted onto white paper mounts (565 x 515 mm). Each original drawing bound in facing the collotype plate of the published suite with 5 unnumbered leaves letterpress text, 40 collotype plates with a tinted background (315 x 225 mm or smaller – reduced in size compared to the original drawings), title and numbering printed on narrow paper labels pasted onto lower margin of plates. Cont. brown half calf on six raised bands with gilt title in second compartment. Fancy endpapers. Folio (575 x 430 mm). Extremeties worn, covers rubbed and slightly spotted. Bénézit (1976), I, p. 515. The book was published in 250 copies and "les planches de cet album ont été tirées par les procédés spéciaux de Fortier & Marotte" according to the imprint. Marie Ludivine Antoinette Dupuit known as Marie… Read More
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We Saw A Flood - A no-Nonsense Book.
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We Saw A Flood - A no-Nonsense Book.

by Hagner, Dirk].

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Edition of 6
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San Juan Capistrano, California:: Inkswine Press,, 2022.. Edition of 6. 9.5 x 15 x 3" (24 x 40.6 x 7.5 cm) closed extends to 9.5 x 64 x 1 inches (24 x 162.6 x 2.5 cm); 76 pages. 32 multi-color woodcuts, plus relief etchings and vignettes. Hand-printed on rag paper. Letterpress printed text using Cromwell and Metropolis types. Signed and numbered. Dirk Hagner: "'We saw a flood' is about our ignorance and complicity we exhibit in the destruction of this world brought on by human caused climate change. Its underlying verse structure is based on the anonymous 17th-century British verse 'I saw a peacock, with a fiery tail', an example of a nonsense or 'trick' poem part of a rich tradition of verses rooted in Anglo-Saxon riddles. "This work has been a year in the making. It consists of two facing books of 76 total pages, which are to be viewed and read in tandem. The odd pages of the left-hand book show changing groups of faces with the first half of a verse,… Read More
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Lo Aparente y lo Concreto en el Arte. Fasciculo 1 - Fasciculo 5 [SIGNED Presentation Copy with...
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Lo Aparente y lo Concreto en el Arte. Fasciculo 1 - Fasciculo 5 [SIGNED Presentation Copy with Original Drawing]

by TORRES-GARCIA, Joaquin

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Hardcover
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Granville, New York
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Montevideo: Asociación de Arte Constructivo / Taller Torres-Garcia, 1947. First edition. Signed presentation with an original drawing by Torres-Garcia to María Cantú (1914 - 1959), a Mexican painter of the Taller Torres Garcia in Montevideo. 5 volumes finely bound in cloth sewn binding with custom leather slipcase. Published Montevideo: Asociación de Arte Constructivo / Taller Torres-Garcia, 1947-1948. 8vo., 7" x 8 1/2", 47; 47; 43; 43, 65pp., 'Leccion 1a' to 'Leccion 16a' - 16 lectures on Universal Constructivism, illustrated with reproductions on glossy plates. Text in Spanish. Each volume contains leaf of publication information with list of publications by A.A.C. and Taller Torres-Garcia on verso, leaf of title page recto printed, leaf of explanatory text verso printed, followed by text of lecture with final leaf of with 'terminó de imprimir'. Bound in cream buckram with heavy boards with rounded corners, burgundy and gilt… Read More
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A Meditation on Human Rights and a Woman's Life
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A Meditation on Human Rights and a Woman's Life: The Meditation Project

by Ellen Sollod

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Artist book in the "International mail art event and simultaneous exhibitions in three cities--NYC, Denver, Seattle." Presented in 1990 with Women's Studio Workshop (NY) in an edition of 60, "distributed to 50 people around the world in the fields of politics, art, the media, science, education, and religion who held positions on both sides" (Sollod Studio, 2023).
A unique and provocative piece of American political history, art activism, third-wave feminism, and the continued struggle for human rights and reproductive freedom. Owned by a selection of world leaders and policy and public-opinion influencers* (see the complete distribution list below), this artifact is scarcely offered for purchase. As relevant now as ever, this exceptionally rare volume is an exhilarating addition to any collection.
This is the signed artist's proof. Twenty-four accordion-fold leaves bound in cloth cover boards. Lithography, relief, and hand-coloring printing methods with Bembo typeface on Rives heavyweight paper.
27 x… Read More
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Le Gout du Bonheur. Trois Carnets d'Atelier
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Le Gout du Bonheur. Trois Carnets d'Atelier

by Picasso, Pablo

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Used - Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Paris: Editions Cercle d'Art, 1970. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Loose sheets in beige cloth chemise and matching clamshell box with embossed titles. Reproducing three notebooks from 1964 with drawings by Picasso in their original formats. 24 pages with text. 71 lithographs of which 27 in color, printed on Arches paper under the supervision of Picasso. This is copy number 530 from the Cercle d'Art edition that was limited to 666 copies. There were also editions printed by Abrams and Schunemann of 666 copies each. Sheet size: 32.7 x 25 cm. The box measures 35 x 27,7 x 6,3 cm. Apart from light wear to corner tips of the slipcase and the inevitable offsetting from the lithographs this is a mint copy, in collectors condition. .
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Les amours de Cassandre
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Les amours de Cassandre

by Dali, Salvador / Pierre de Ronsard

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Hardcover
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Veldhoven, Netherlands
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Paris: Editions Argillet, 1968. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Illustrator(s). Loose sheets in wrapper, chemise and clamshell box. Clamshell box with gilt embossed illustration on front cover and gilt titles on spine. Chemise with gilt signature of Dali on front cover. Wrapper repeating the illustration on the box in blindstamp. With 18 original engravings in black and white by Salvador Dali of which 10 full page and 8 smaller etchings (7 out of tekst and 1 in text). The 10 full page engravings with the blindstamped signature of Dali in the margin. All etchings protected by tissue guards. Hand signed in pencil by Dali on the limitation page also containing the publisher's stamp and Dali's blindstamped signature. Limited edition of 299 copies printed by the Presses du Palais Royal. This is number 136 of 165 copies printed on Arches blanc. Sheets measure 38,3 x 28,5 cm. Box 40,5 x 30,5 cm. Very fine, collectible copy..
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Derriere Le Miroir, 1975
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Derriere Le Miroir, 1975

by Alexander Calder

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Used
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Hardcover
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Bruce, Australian Capital Territory
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Alexander CalderDerriere Le Miroir, 1975 7 original lithographs with text in French and additional photographs of Calder and his sculpture work.Hand SignedEdition number 55/150Folio, original lithographic wrappers, original board chemise and slipcase.Paris: Maeght, 1975 (January)
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