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1.
Pierre Alechinsky : Ideotraces.
Paris: Éditions Denoël, 1966. Sqaure quarto, unpaginated. Text in French. First Edition, in a limited edition of 3000 copies. Near fine in publisher's brown cloth, in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the artist to the great art dealer Xavier Fourcade. (Item #3058)
Price: $350.00
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The Berry-pickers, Operetta in two acts for young people. Illustrative of incidents in country life. Written by W.H. Putnam; composed by E.H. Bailey.
Boston: White, Smith & Co. 1883. Quarto in wrappers (26 x 18 cm.), 104 pages. FIRST & ONLY EDITION of this vocal score with piano accompaniment. An ad appearing in the March 1884 issue of the publisher’s Folio Magazine described The Berry-Pickers as a “new and original operetta in two art--, adapted to the use of young people, and designed to illustrate scenes in country life” (page 142). A later... (Item #6720)
Price: $90.00
The Berry-pickers, Operetta in two acts for young people. Illustrative of incidents in country life. Written by W.H. Putnam; composed by E.H. Bailey. E. H. Bailey, W. H. Putnam.
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Choosing: Green Beans.
Milan: Edizioni Toselli, 1972. Octavo, unpaginated [28] pages. First Edition, limited to 1500 copies. Illustrated with offset lithography on paper. Text in Italian and English. In this, Baldessari's second artists' book, the text is comprised of a description/set of instructions for a game of choosing (in this case green beans). This is accompanied by nine photographs in which an anonymous finger points to one of three green beans. Stiff white... (Item #3337)
Price: $2,200.00
Choosing: Green Beans. John Baldessari.
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Yours in Food, John Baldessari
New York: A Blind Spot Book/Princeton Architectural Press, 2004. Large octavo, 139 pages. First edition. A founding member of the conceptual art movement, Baldessari serves up nuanced look at Americans breaking bread, accompanied by meditations on eating specially commissioned from contemporary writers and cultural critics such as Paul Auster, David Byrne, Dave Eggers, Francine Prose, Tim Griffin and more. A visual and intellectual feast. Text is very fine in very... (Item #3241)
Price: $60.00
Yours in Food, John Baldessari. John Baldessari.
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Anonyme Skulpturen: Formvergleiche industrieller Bauten: Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 24. Jan.-9. März 1969.
Düsseldorf: Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1969. Square octavo in wrappers (20 x 20 cm.) 36 pages. Illustrated. Bibliographical references. FIRST EDITION. An exhibition catalogue, published prior to the publication of the first full-length book of their work. The exhibition included some of the most famous work by the conceptual artists, photographers, and members of the New Topographics movement, Bernhard and Hilla Becher. Slight crease to illustrated wrapper, otherwise fine. (Item #6750)
Price: $90.00
Anonyme Skulpturen: Formvergleiche industrieller Bauten: Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 24. Jan.-9. März 1969. Bernhard Becher, Hilla, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Bernd.
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Original Trade-Mark Application, for Roy's White Oister [sic].
N.p. Daniel Rectenwald, Headache Tablets. 1911. Original pen and ink illustration on Bristol Board. A Trade-Mark Application for Roy's White Oister by the Daniel L. Rectenwald Headache Tablets Co.. Signed by the company's attorneys and stamped with the various approvals. A lovely illustration of an oyster with the text, "Roy's White Oister" hand lettered on Bristol Board. we were unable to find any additional information about this company or the... (Item #2911)
Price: $300.00
Original Trade-Mark Application, for Roy's White Oister [sic]. Headache Tablets Daniel Rectenwald.
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l'Art Brut Prefere aux Arts Culturels.
Paris: Gallerie Rene Drouin, 1949. Squarish octavo, unpaginated (approximately 54 pages). Illustrated throughout in black and white. First edition, ordinary issue, of this first publication of le Compagnie de l'Art Brut. This catalogue, with an introduction by Dubuffet, is of the first formal exhibition of Art Brut, just two years after Dubuffet began his informal showings in the Foyer de l'Art Brut at Gallerie Rene Drouin, which led to the... (Item #3054)
Price: $500.00
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Surrealist Intrusion in the Enchanter's Domain.
New York: D'Arcy Galleries, 1960. Square octavo, (17.8cm x 17.8cm), 124 pages. Translated by Julien Levy and Claude Tarnaud. First edition of this catalogue of an exhibition at the D'Arcy Galleries directed by Duchamp and Breton, which was the site of a famous confrontation between Salvador Dali and other surrealists. A near fine example in publisher's original printed and embossed wrappers, designed by Duchamp. [Schwarz 576. Naumann 8.7.]. (Item #3050)
Price: $200.00
9.
Cubists and Post-Impressionism.
Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co. 1914. Octavo, 245 pages. Illustrated with twenty-three color plates and forty-six half-tone illustrations. Index. First edition. The author, Arthur Jerome Eddy, was a significant collector of modernist art. As with so many others, 1913's Armory Show was a revelation, and this book is in part a reaction. Eddy was one of the first Americans to seriously collect Cubist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-garde art, and a piece... (Item #5529)
Price: $900.00
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Salami.
Phoenicia, NY: Woodstock Editions, 2001. Folio, 194 pages with 58 full page color plates. First edition, limited to 500 copies signed by Gissinger and numbered. Nearly sixty "portraits" of salamis taken by Gissinger on his travels through Milan's salumeria, with a funny and erudite series of essays by Oberlé as accompaniment. Text in French and English. Fine. (Item #1623)
Price: $450.00
Salami. Hans Gissinger, Gérard Oberlé.
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The Organic Zucchini.
Toronto: Arterial Books, 1976. Oblong quarto, 73 pages. Illustrated with black & white photographs. First edition of this artist book about - well, zucchini. The book group out of a pair of performance exhibitions given in Toronto in 1973 and 1974, and contains a brief history of the prolific squash, along with recipes for a 30 course zucchini meal, and a series of fun photos of the vegetable as hood... (Item #1872)
Price: $70.00
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Computers for the Arts.
[Somerville, Mass.]: Abyss Publications, 1970. Octavo-sized stapled booklet in wrappers (22 x 14.5 cm.), [16] pages (intermittently paginated). FIRST & ONLY PRINTING. An early work on computer art from Dick Higgins, influential founder of the Something Else Press. Two artworks involving data processing are documented. The first, Hank and Mary, by Dick Higgins and James Tenney, uses the computer to produce all possible permutations of the individual words "Hank", "Shot"... (Item #6752)
Price: $200.00
Computers for the Arts. Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles James Tenney, Emmett Williams.
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Monet's Table: The Cooking Journal's of Claude Monet.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. Quarto, 191 pages. Later printing. Photographs by Jean-Bernard Naudin with historic photos throughout. Historic cookery book that features 158 recipes from and based on impressionist Claude Monet's journals. Introductory text explores food of the era and Monet's lifestyle in Giverny, France. Text clean and crisp. In marbled boards with slight bumping, otherwise very good. In dust jacket with some edge-wear and stain from removed... (Item #3449)
Price: $18.00
Monet's Table: The Cooking Journal's of Claude Monet. Claire Joyes.
14.
Making Chicken Soup.
Rochester: Humpy Press / Light Impressions, 1979. Square duodecimo, unpaginated. Illustrated with twenty-eight black and white photographs. First edition. An artist's book from Les Krims, in which the artist's mother demonstrates the step-by-step method for preparing her chicken soup. The book also includes Mrs. Krims' recipes for kreplach and matzo balls. A fine copy. A scarce photographic artist’s book and doubly so in that it is signed and dated by... (Item #1654)
Price: $900.00
Making Chicken Soup. Les Krims.
15.
Tomato and Green Peppers Original Commercial Label Artwork.
Circa 1930. Original acrylic painting on cardboard, 16x22 cm. Richly colored image of a ripe tomato and two green peppers, with artist's or art director's pencil trim marks. Unlettered commercial art likely for a can or crate label. One piece of masking tape affixed to verso, some wear to edges, otherwise very good. (Item #2123)
Price: $200.00
Tomato and Green Peppers Original Commercial Label Artwork. Label - Original Artwork.
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4 Sequences de la Matrice V. 1997.
n.p. Antoine Laval, 1997. Quarto, unpaginated. First edition of this artist book/sculpture, from Luxembourg artist Antoine Laval. One of ten hors commerce copies from an edition of 25, all on Johannot, signed and numbered by the artist. Four volumes, each with a different shape die-cut all the way through. The die-cuts, embossing, and black print refer to negative space created by abstract block sculptures constructed by the artist. Sturdy black... (Item #3053)
Price: $750.00
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A Pathfinding Algorithm for a Myopic Robot. Technical Report 32-1288.
Pasadena, Calif. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 1968. Quarto, in stapled wrappers (28 x 21.5 cm.), vi, 20 pages. Illustrated, charts (1 folded), graphs. Bibliographical references. "Approved by W.F. Scott, manager Flight Computers and Sequencers Section, August 1, 1968." FIRST & ONLY EDITION. An early work on robots and motion research, and a contribution towards landing and operating a roving vehicle on a distant planet. Small scratch to... (Item #6746)
Price: $120.00
A Pathfinding Algorithm for a Myopic Robot. Technical Report 32-1288. Larry Y. Lim, California Institute of Technology National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Ivan Chermayeff. A Pedagogical Scrapbook about the work of Ivan Chermayeff.
New York, NY: Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 1989. Stapled booklet in wrappers (21.5 x 18 cm.), 8 pages. Illustrated; bibliographical references and chronology. FIRST EDITION. A catalogue accompanying the exhibition, Ivan Chermayeff: design processes, January 17-February, 1989. Very near fine in stapled, pale blue wrappers. Scarce. [OCLC locates just three copies (Yale, SVA, USC)]. (Item #6749)
Price: $60.00
Ivan Chermayeff. A Pedagogical Scrapbook about the work of Ivan Chermayeff. Ellen ; Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography; Ivan Chermayeff Lupton, written and.
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La Colomba.
Venezia [Venice, Italy]: La Colomba, [1962]. Single-folded menu, (13 x 13 inches), with screen printed typo-pictorial design in green, bland, and orange. Verso printed in ditto with food offerings and prices. Designed by the important Belgian surrealist, probably created for the famed art bistro's design contest. Signed "Mesens 62" in the lower left hand corner, and further inscribed in 1964 by Mesens to his long time friend and accomplice, the... (Item #2408)
Price: $900.00
La Colomba. Menu - Surrealist, E. L. T. Mesens.
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Exhibition of recent work by Claes Oldenburg: opening 4-7 pm, Tuesday April 7 continuing through May 2, 1964 [at] Sidney Janis Gallery, 15 East 57th Street, New York.
New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1964. Quarto-sized booklet in wrappers (28 x 22 cm.), [2],[12], [2] pages. Illustrated. Cover title: Oldenburg. FIRST EDITION. Catalogue of this early and important one man show, coming before his major museum exhibitions at the Moderna Museet (1966), MOMA (1968), and London's Tate (1970). Tiniest bit of edgewear, otherwise fine. (Item #6751)
Price: $50.00
Exhibition of recent work by Claes Oldenburg: opening 4-7 pm, Tuesday April 7 continuing through May 2, 1964 [at] Sidney Janis Gallery, 15 East 57th Street, New York. Claes Oldenburg, Sidney Janis Gallery.
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Les Vertus de Civilite. Célébrées au burin par Gautier-Constant.
n.p. Raymond Oliver, [circa 1950]. Small folio, 16 unbound leaves, with letterpress text, or engraved illustration, "celebres au burin par Gautier-Constant". First and only edition. Number seventy-four of one hundred numbered copies printed. A guide to appropriate behaviors for those involved in active flirtation and seduction, from the chef/owner of Le Grand Vefour, one of the greatest of French restaurants of its day. The virtues include "tact", "discretion", "la pudeur"... (Item #2086)
Price: $500.00
Les Vertus de Civilite. Célébrées au burin par Gautier-Constant. Raymond Oliver, Raymond Gautier-Constant.
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Wegweisung der Technik. Mit Bildern, Nach Aufnahmen, von Albert Renger-Patzsch
Potsdam: Muller & Kiephenhauer Verlag, 1928. Quarto, 74 pages. Photographically illustrated. First edition. the first book by architect Rudolf Schwarz. Schwarz worked in the periphery of the Bauhaus and was a significant figure in the field in the twenties and early thirties. He had a great influence on his friend Mies Van der Rohe. The photographic illustrations are by Renger-Patzsch, and this remains the most elusive of the photographer's books... (Item #3060)
Price: $3,000.00
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The Book of Bread.
London; Edinburgh: Maclaren & Sons, 37 and 38 Shoe Lane; printed by Turnbull & Spears, [1903]. Quarto (29 x 23 cm.), 336 pages. Index. Advertisements. Illustrated, with twelve full-page color illustrations, eight tipped-in half-tones; and two tipped-in original gelatin silver prints. First trade edition, second printing, differentiated from the first printing by twenty-four fewer pages, mostly advertisements and a list of subscribers to the deluxe edition, as well as undecorated... (Item #6695)
Price: $1,200.00
The Book of Bread. Owen Simmons.
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An Anecdoted Topography of Chance; done with the help of his very dear friend Robert Filliou and translated from the French and further anecdoted by their very dear friend Emmett Williams, enriched with still further anecdotations by their very dear friend Dieter Roth (translated out of the German for the first time by Malcolm Green), with 100 reflective illustrations by Topor.
London: Atlas Press, 1995. Near-square octavo (23.5 x 21 cm.), unpaginated. Housed in publisher's two-chamber slipcase together with the separately printed fold-out photo-collage "Cubist View of My Room," here in the form of a six-color screenprint by Uldry Serigraphie printed on 105g Tyvek, in printed and embossed chemise and wraparound band. Number 48 of 100 copies, published in the series Atlas Arkhive, documents of the avant-garde. Signed on the embossed... (Item #6743)
Price: $750.00
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A Letter for Queen Victoria, an Opera.
Paris: Byrd Hoffman Fondation / Le Festival D'automne a Paris, 1974. Small octavo, 152 pages. First edition of the text for Wilson's opera, with additional texts by Christopher Knowles, Cindy Lubar, Stefan Brecht and Jim Neu. A Letter for Queen Victoria is Wilson's deepest exploration of a world opened up to him by Christopher Knowles, an autistic boy whom he met in 1973 and immediately began to work with. In... (Item #3055)
Price: $500.00