Hardcover. San Rafael, CA, Insight Editions, 2nd, 2020, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 213 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Laminated boards. Color illustrations throughout. Clean, tight copy. n a world of rascally rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, and stuttering pigs, what defines greatness? This question was posed to thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators to create The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, the definitive Looney Tunes collection. Jerry Beck and the Cartoon Brew team of animation experts reveal the amusing anecdotes and secret origins behind such classics as "What's Opera, Doc?," "One Froggy Evening," and "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 th Century." Featuring more than 300 pieces of original art from private collectors and the Warner Bros. archives, The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons settles the debate on the best of the best, and poses a new question: Is your favorite one of the greatest?
Softcover. NY, Collins Design, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 528 pages. 500 Essential Graphic Novels is an all-in-one guide to this exciting form of visual literature.Including more than 350 authors and 400 artists, this lush volume contains an essential mix of some of the finest visually-stunning stories of our time. From politically-charged non-fiction sagas to imaginative fantasy tales, this ultimate guide has something to satisfy everyone's taste. The first of its kind, this book focuses on each graphic novel separately, honing in on art technique, style and prose, plus an age rating system so parents will know what is suitable for their children. Chapters are divided by genre, complete with individual plot synopses and star-scaled reviews for each book, providing the reader with a concise and balanced understanding of today's best graphic novels.
Hardcover. Kyoto, Japan, Shibunkaku , 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover with a dust jacket, yellow cloth covers with gilt title in Japanese on the spine. 212 pages, 113 rare books and manuscripts listed, many color plates, main text in Japanese. There is a separate 15-page section IN ENGLISH, which describes all the items. Foreword in English by Shoichi Watanabe, Professor at Sophia University. Bottom front corner has been bumped causing mild damage to the cloth and dust jacket. Otherwise clean, bright copy.
NY, The Brick Row Book Shop, 1st, 1926, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 1/4 ivory ribbed cloth, marbled paper covered boards with paper title labels mounted on upper front cover and upper spine. 73 pages. INSCRIBED TO COL. RALPH ISHAM BY EDITOR on the front fly leaf. Also laid-in: a Western Union telegram to recipient about purchasing books in London from Balderston. Isham was a avid book collector, his bookplate on inside front cover.
Hardcover. Boston, G K Hall & Co, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 585 pages. Lists and provides the reader with descriptions of 1440 titles, 121 authors, with a brief plot summary. If you love the classic English mystery novels of the first half of the 20th century, this is a great book to have on your shelf. It chronicles all of the authors, novels and lead characters from these books. Special features include a list of 100 classics of the genre, explanations and charts of England's Police and class system, and maps of Great Britan and Ireland. Dust jacket with minor edgewear, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Waterville ME, Colby College Press, 1st, 1949, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 194 pages including index. Blue cloth binding with red morocco label on spine with gilt lettering. Twenty-four plates, including a tipped-in color frontispiece. With a list of 1001 fore-edge paintings in American libraries and collections. Still a very important reference book on the subject. Clean, tight copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. Birmingham AL, The Legal Classics Library , reprint, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark green calf, decorative gilt stamping, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker, 775 pages. Facsimile reprint of the 1879 Little Brown edition. "One of the earliest American authorities still in general use. A good historical sketch of copyright and some early references to newspaper copyright." Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. London, Academic Press, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 624 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Previous owner's name written on front flyleaf. Cover boards bound in green, gilt title on spine and front cover. A touch of foxing to edges, otherwise clean inside. Binding tight. In very good shape.
hardcover. London, Mitchell Beazley, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages illustrated in color. A visual history of the record album cover. Great graphic reference. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Regan Books/HarperCollins, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. 850 pages, b&w illustrations. This comprehensive biography of one of the most notorious film directors in history is a remarkably thorough and balanced portrayal of a complicated, brilliant man. Iit follows "Hitch" from his humble beginnings as a greengrocer's son in England, a sensitive and reserved boy who somehow still had the charisma to amass an enormous network of friends and colleagues, to his domination of the American film industry. His fascination with murder and the psychology of killers began early in life, as the slightly-eccentric Hitchcock family enjoyed lively dinner discussions about famous villains of their day: Dr. Crippen, Jack the Ripper, and Adelaide Bartlett, among others. One of the gems of this book is the inclusion of a treasury of early short stories Hitchcock wrote for The Telegraph, as well as an extensive filmography, which alone is 100 pages long! It's also heavily sprinkled with entertaining anecdotes and references from and about the actors, writers and musicians he worked with on every film: his deep friendship with Ingrid Bergman, teaching Gregory Peck about wine, falling out with Tippi Hedren, battles with the Selznicks, collaborations with writers like John Steinbeck and Ray Bradbury, and much more.
Softcover. La Jolla CA, Green Tiger Press, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 60 pages. An exploration of illustration and children's books. Text by Welleran Poltarnees. Color illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Kate Greenaway, Maurice Sendak, Beatrix Potter, Kay Nielson, and Dorothy Lathrop; Additional illustrations by Dugald Stuart Walker, A.B. Frost, Edward Ardizzone, H.J. Ford, and others. Stiff wraps with an die-cut oval window to the front cover; 60 pages; 13 tipped-in color plates + monochrome text illustrations throughout; 7 x 8.25 inches.
Hardcover. Decatur IL, Illustrated Press, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages, color illustrations. This is the ultimate book on the work of renowned pulp artist ALLEN ANDERSON. Known best for his covers for PLANET STORIES, DELL COMICS, spicy pulps, Western pulps, and many others, this spectacular book contains stunning reproductions taken directly from Anderson's original paintings, as well as reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp covers, and much more. Size: 9" x 12". Limited to 900 copies.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 336 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy. Black & white and color images throughout. Tight copy. Introduction by Martin Scorsese.
Hardcover. NY, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 300 pages. This book accompanies a major traveling exhibition that showcases works by some of the most visionary designers and architects, from chairs and tables to jewelry and entire buildings.
Hardcover. New York, Museum of Art New York, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 320 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket unclipped. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. In excellent condition, clean inside and out.
Hardcover. GR, Steidl, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 272 pages. One of the most intriguing and little studied forms of nineteenth-century photography is the tintype. Introduced in 1856 as a low-cost alternative to the daguerreotype and the albumen print, the tintype was widely marketed from the 1860s through the first decades of the twentieth century as the most popular photographic medium. The picture-making preference of the people, it was almost never used for celebrity portraiture: It was affordable, portable, unique and available almost everywhere. Because of its ubiquity, the tintype provides a startlingly candid record of the political upheavals that rocked the four decades following the American Civil War-and the personal anxieties they induced. As this book's author, Steven Kasher, argues, the tintype studio became a kind of performance space in which sitters could act out their personal identities. Sitters brought to the tintype studio not just their family and friends but also the tools of their trade, costumes, toys, stuffed animals and other such props. Often they would enact stereotypes and fantasies that reflected or challenged conventional gender, race and class roles. Surprisingly, the tintype was almost exclusively an American phenomenon, rarely used in other countries, and this book demonstrates how this modest form of photography provides extraordinary insight into the development of national attitudes and characteristics in the formative years of the early Modern era. Featured in this book are more than 200 remarkable examples of tintypes, mostly drawn from the Permanent Collection of the International Center of Photography in New York.
Hardcover. New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 476 pages illustrated in b&w and color displaying beautiful pieces of colored glass and pottery. Clean and bright copy. Dust jacket slightly stained. Previous owner's inscription present. Lavishly illustrated and exhaustively researched reference on Art Nouveau designs in glass produced in America from 1890 to 1925, marking a high spot in the decorative arts. Includes a detailed study of various manufacturers and their histories, with special emphasis on those artisans who created identifiable and collectable pieces, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, A. Douglas Nash, the Durand family, and Frederick Carder. Contains four useful appendices reproducing a complete 1932 catalog published by the Steuben Division of Corning Glass Works, several pages from a circa 1928 Vineland Flint Glass Works catalog, pages from a circa 1914 C. Dorflinger & Sons catalog, and a "Belle Ware" catalog of Carl V. Helmschmied.
Hardcover. New York , Edmund and George W. Blunt, 18th Edition., 1857, Dust Jacket: None, 739 pages, contains 4 fold-out maps and charts. 2 maps with tears, one detached, all present. Original calf covers with spine label. Edges worn, hinges cracked, some tan staining to some page margins. Soiling to rear end papers and text block, top and bottom edges. Overall good plus.
Hardcover. New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1st, 1948, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 190 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations by Barbara Cooney. Moderate foxing to cloth covers. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., Eleventh Ed., 1857, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 637 pages. Hardcover. Eleventh Edition - 1857. Black & white illustrations. Varying degrees of foxing to pages 349-356 - this due to leaves being pressed between pages at some point. Overall, pages are bright and unmarked. Original brown cloth covers with faded spine and edges. Firm binding.
Hardcover. NA, By Subscription, 1825, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, 431 pages. Brown leather covers. Spine with chipping and creases to gilt decoration. Black & white illustrations, including 1 fold-out. Previous owners name stamped on preliminary page. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Front cover detached.
Hardcover. Chapel Hill NC, The University of North Carolina Press, 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 336 pages. Author offers in-depth look at American made forms of Christianity from Church of Christ to Mormon to Pentecostal. Excellent reference material. Clean copy
Hardcover. Woodstock, New York, The Overlook Press, 1st, 1981, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, Encyclopedic volume featuring the historical evolution of American homes. Hardcover, 320 pages. Over 1000 black/white illustrations, including architectural plans for each variety of home discussed. Cloth bound book is in near fine condition, only flaw on the dust jacket is a small blue ink stain on the front.
Softcover. New Haven, Yale University Press , 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover set. Two volumes in a cardboard slipcase, 344, 300 pages. Illustrated with b&w photographs throughout. Vol. 1 covers New England, Vol. 2 - The Middle Colonies and the South. Clean, tight copies.
Softcover. Canberra AU, Australian National University Press, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Three softcover volumes, 318, 110, 255 pages. Goldenrod card covers. Contains around 10,000 entries ranging from mid-19th century publications to those appearing in 1964, covering all aspects of the traditional and changing cultures of the people. The items are arranged in three lists: by author, by the administrative Districts concerned, and by the proper names of places, languages and social groups.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Lydia H. Bailey, 1st, 1821, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, worn calf covers, unpaginated. Maroon leather label on spine with gilt lettering. The author (1782 -1852) was an historian and educator, born in Ireland. In 1815 he and his family emigrated to Philadelphia, and he became a noted author of many history textbooks and other works. This is a first edition of his most famous work published in Philadelphia in 1821. Grimshaw's work remains a valuable reference for scholars and students of English language and linguistics. Both covers partially detached, but still holding on. Inside text pages mildly foxed. Front endpapers with previous owner's pencilled comments. Otherwise clean, binding tight.
Hardcover. NY, Garland Publishing, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, pictorial glazed boards, 483 pages. 160 pages of text, rest of book has a black and white photo on every page. Clean and tight, no dust jacket issued.
Hardcover. New York, Random House Books for Young Readers, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. The classic work by Dr. Seuss analyzed and dissected. Red cloth, beige spine. 10 1/2" X 10 1/4" in size. IIllustrated, color drawings, black & white photos. Notes galore.
Hardcover. US, Smart Art Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 90 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. ''Anthony Hernandez's "Pictures for Rome" (1998-99), made while he was a fellow at the American Academy, make no reference to any iconic images of that historic city and its famous edifices. Instead, these elegantly disturbing color photographs examine what could be considered a series of unofficial urban monuments composed from the distressed architectural elements and detritus found inside abandoned buildings..."Pictures for Rome" are pictures of haunted places. Whether they chronicle the bones and viscera of an aborted commercial structure or never-finished hospital, a vacant housing complex or long-deserted schoolhouse, these images engage the ghostly relic of urban renewal, the failed construction projects and real estate disasters that conjure modernism's less glamorous side. And they remind us that even in Rome, the mother city, everything is disposable... "Pictures for Rome" are not, in other words, the same thing as pictures "of" Rome. These images do not describe a specific city at all; instead, they chart concealed landscapes that exist in a world apart from the vitality and velocity of today's consumerist metropolis...A deep undersea silence seems to engulf the modern ruins that Hernandez photographs... Blurring the line dividing past and present, they leave our temporal compass spinning wildly.''--Ralph Rugoff
Softcover. Millerton, Aperture Magazine, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 80 pages. Magazine. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Features articles: 'People and Ideas', 'Real Pictures for just 25 cents', 'The Arctic Voyage of William Bradford', 'Views of Japan', 'Photographer without Photographs', Passion for Genius', 'The Peasant Miners of Morococha'. Light wear. Clean, unmarked.
Hardcover. Salem, MA, Essex Institute, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. Reference guide to historical architecture in Salem, Massachusetts, with reviews of over 350 buildings. 311 pages, fully illustrated with black/white photographs and maps. Cloth bound book is in near fine condition, no internal marks; dust jacket has wear at the corners and on the ends of the spine, two rips along the top edge.
Hardcover. Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 170 pages, blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. This book considers the relation between language and thought. Robert Wardy explores this huge topic by analyzing linguistic relativism with reference to a Chinese translation of Aristotle's Categories. He addresses some key questions, such as, do the basic structures of language shape the major thought patterns of its native speakers? Could philosophy be guided and constrained by the language in which it is done? And does Aristotle survive rendition into Chinese intact? Wardy's answers will fascinate philosophers, Sinologists, classicists, linguists and anthropologists, and make a major contribution to the scholarly literature.
Hardcover. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 270 pages, 171 color illustrations, 22 in b/w.; contains two essays, catalogue, reference material. generously illustrated, many are full-page, most all in color. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
Hardcover. Greenwich, Ct., 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Black cloth with gilt title to spine. Yellow pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to edges, slight soiling to covers, else a very nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Abbeville Press, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 328 pages, illustrated throughout with 213 plates in color and b&w. Maroon cloth with white title to spine, pictorial dust jacket. Beautiful copy. Like new. The rich artistic and social history of the Arts and Crafts movement in California, as well as the highly collectible objects it produced. In a brief but intensely prolific period between about 1895 and 1930. Essays by Leslie Greene Bowman, Bruce Kamerling, Cheryl Robertson, Joseph A. Taylor, David C. Streatfield, Karen J. Weitze and Richard Guy Wilson.
Hardcover. Verba Volant, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 480 pages, 796 b/w & 12 color illustrations. A showcase of the Architecture & Decorative arts of the Art Deco period. Originally published in 1930, in Italy, under the title 'Le Arti d'Oggi' the book is divided into six sections - Architecture, Interiors, Metalwork, Ceramics, Glasswork & Fabrics. A superb pictorial reference for anyone interested in the art & design of the 1920 art deco period.
Hardcover. Bennington, Vermont Heritage Press Inc./Vermont Historical Society, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Non-paginated. Hardcover with slipcase. One of a limited edition of 250 copies - does not include the additional map portfolio. Measures: 15.75"L X 12.25"W. Blue cloth covers with titles and decoration in silver. Features black & white illustrations, maps - including 3 fold-out maps. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Bennington, VT, Vermont Historical Society, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 70 pages. Hardcover with slipcase. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to slipcase edges. One of a limited edition of 250 copies. Blue cloth covers with titles and decoration in silver. Features black & white illustrations, maps, including 3 fold out maps.