Hardcover. NY, Free Press , 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 464 pages, b&w illustrations. A great but frequently overlooked figure in America during the early decades of the 19th century now gets his due. Military historian Eisenhower (son of the late president) describes a natural leader of imposing stature, overweening pride, exceptional courage, and wide learning, who possessed considerable organizational and diplomatic skills along with outstanding martial instincts. As the nation's youngest general, Scott distinguished himself in the War of 1812, and he was a hero of the Mexican War in the 1840s. After a brilliant campaign fought entirely on foreign soil, he stormed and captured Mexico City despite considerable political maneuvering on the battlefield and the homefront by a variety of influential enemies. In peacetime, he served successfully as a diplomat to the Canadians, the British, the Seminoles, and the Cherokees. Clean copy.
Softcover. NY, Aperture Foundation, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 80 pages. A large, beautifully designed photography publication with many full page photographs in black and white and color. Glossy wraps. The Mexican book series Rio de Luz was a courageous and energetic presentation of Latin American photography. To honor the accomplishments of the series and the artists, an issue of Aperture is devoted to the Rio de Luz collection.Separate chapters address the outstanding themes concerning the editors of the Rio de Luz series-revolution, the American way of life and Cuba, the 1950s, and "poetry of the onlooker." Artists include Lazaro Blanco, Raul Corrales, Hector Garcia, Graciela Iturbide, Nacho Lopez, Pedro Meyer, Miguel Rio Branco, and Mariana Yampolsky. Authors include Carlos Monsivais, Alvaro Mutis, Victor Flores Olea, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Roberto Tejada, Raquel Tibol, and Veronica Volkow.
Hardcover. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press , 1st, 1937, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 849 pages, b&w illustrations. Tan cloth covers with dark brown decoration. Previous owner's stamp on both end papers.
Hardcover. Chicago, Illinois, Albert Whitman & Company, 1st US, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Ex-library copy, minor stamping. Book shows some wear. Color illustrations by Bannon. Hardbound, bright, clean dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Kodansha, 2nd, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 300 pages. SIGNED BY BY MARIA POVEKA (MARTINEZ) AND FAMILY ON FRONT ENDPAPER. Full color and black & white photographs and illustrations. Unclipped dust jacket has some minor moisture wrinkling on back. Book has faint damp smell. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Santa Monica CA, RoseGallery/DAP, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Red and burgundy cloth boards with yellow stamped lettering. 144 pages. Color and b&w illustrations, portraits. Eyes in His Eyes reintroduces some of the artist's overlooked masterpieces, and reveals, for the first time, a broad selection of never-before-seen images from his private archives. In his 80-year career, Alvarez Bravo printed, published and exhibited only a thousand images. This portfolio, culled with the help of the artist himself, and completed after his death, is full of unfamiliar abstractions, portraits, landscapes and street photography.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture/SADEV, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 104 pages, b&w photographs, small format catalogue with extensive notes. A fine copy in the illustrated dust jacket. Bridges made aerial photographs of the earthworks in Peru, Yucatan and Chiapas, and in the U.S. in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Mississippi, South Dakota, as well as France and England. Preface by Haven O'More. Essays by Maria Reiche, Charles Gallenkamp, Lucy Lippard, Keith Critchlow. Clean, bright in an unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan Company, 1st, 1934, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 92 pages. Color and b&w illustrations by the Haders. Previous owners names at top of front inside cover. Orange cloth covers with black stamped design. Title page reads, "two little burros for Lydia's children", and copyright page shows an illustration of author Elmer leading burro with pack, and author Berta following behind on a second burro.
Hardcover. 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 96 pages. Born in 1902, Manuel Alvarez Bravo is Mexico's most celebrated photographer. His far-reaching body of work includes many of the 20th century's most recognizable and iconic images. Collected here is a seductive, timeless, and entrancing sampling of the maestro's nudes, images taken in 1939 and as recently as the 1990s. Sensitively edited and sequenced by Ariadne Kimberly Huque, and with an impassioned and poetic introduction by Carlos Fuentes, this delicate, elegant volume beautifully reproduces some of Bravo's most favorite work, and provides an intimate window through which to view the career of one of the camera's true masters.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan, 1st, 1942, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 50 pages - page numbers written at very bottom corner in pencil. Previous owners name stamped at top right corner of front endpaper. Illustrated in full color and black & white by Berta and Elmer Hader. Some small areas of foxing to cloth covers. Dust jacket worn with closed tears, chipping, missing chunk of paper at top of spine. Clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Santa Fe, NM, Museum of New Mexico Press, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 166 pages. Toba Tucker's expressive portraits honoring Pueblo artists were made over a two-and-a-half year sojourn in the Southwest. These photographs form a record for history and art at the end of the twentieth century and portray Tucker's interest in the individuals and families who pass their artistic traditions from one generation to the next. Remainder stamp on bottom edge otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt Brace, 1st, 1942, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardbound, 225 pages. Black & white illustrations by Bronson. Color illustrated endpapers. Review copy stamp on half-title page. Corners bumped, rubbed. Soiling to covers. A tale of two adolescent Native American boys on islands off the coast of Spanish-conquered Mexico. 47 illustrations by the author.
Hardcover. NY, The Crime Club/ Doubleday, Doran & Co.,, 1st, 1937, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover, black cloth covers stamped in red. Dust jacket cover panel tipped onto inside front cover with flap copy opposite on front fly leaf. Attractively done. A Hildegarde Withers mystery. Classic crime tale from the 1930s set south of the border in old Mexico. 293 pages.