Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 3rd Ed., 1891, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 3/4 leather over marbled boards, ribbed spine with gilt lettering. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Marbled endpapers with gilt pattern. Black and white plates and illustrations. 349 pages. Front cover starting to split from spine but still holding. Mild edgewear to covers, bookplate on inside front cover, otherwise clean copy.
Softcover. Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 204 pages. Softcover. French text only. Previous owners stamp on front endpaper. Illustrated with beautiful full color and black & white examples of religious art and artifacts of Tibet and Nepal. Slight toning to page edges. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Black Dog Publishing, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 189 pages. Blasphemy: Art that Offends is a prescient examination of the perpetually troubled, often explosive relationship between religion, politics and art. This book draws on a rich wealth of visual material, tracing both the history of blasphemy as a concept and re-positioning the term in the twenty-first century. Questions of censorship and freedom of expression are today extremely volatile, a fact evinced by the recent international backlash against the Danish newspaper Islamic caricatures and the murder of the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh following the release of his notorious Submission. Blasphemy: Art that Offends provides a vital vantage point from which to view the complicated, compelling interrelations between religion, politics and the visual arts.
Hardcover. New York , W.W. Norton & Co., 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages, b&w art throughout by Crumb. Envisioning the first book of the bible like no one before him, R. Crumb, the legendary illustrator, reveals here the story of Genesis in a profoundly honest and deeply moving way. Originally thinking that we would do a take off of Adam and Eve, Crumb became so fascinated by the Bible's language, "a text so great and so strange that it lends itself readily to graphic depictions," that he decided instead to do a literal interpretation using the text word for word in a version primarily assembled from the translations of Robert Alter and the King James bible. As Crumb writes in his introduction, "the stories of these people, the Hebrews, were something more than just stories. They were the foundation, the source, in writing of religious and political power, handed down by God himself." Crumb's Book of Genesis, the culmination of 5 years of painstaking work, is a tapestry of masterly detail and storytelling which celebrates the astonishing diversity of the one of our greatest artistic geniuses.
Hardcover. New York, Doubleday, 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 95 pages, b&w cartoons by Chon Day. The third collection of Brother Sebastian cartoons which ran in Look Magazine. Dust jacket with light edge wear, price clipped. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Doubleday, 1st, 1959, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 95 pages, b&w cartoons by Chon Day. The second collection of Brother Sebastian cartoons which ran in Look Magazine. Dust jacket with light edge wear, price clipped. Previous owner's inscription on front fly leaf.
Hardcover. New York, Hanover House, 1st, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, unpaginated, b&w cartoons by Chon Day. The first collection of Brother Sebastian cartoons which ran in Look Magazine. Dust jacket with light edge wear, price clipped. Clean.
Hardcover. Dublin, Hodges Figgis & Co., 1st, 1908, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 106 pages, 51 plates, 6 in color. Large format, bound in green cloth covers with gilt lettering. Ex-library with usual stamping and residue to end papers, sticker to bottom of spine. Covers show corner wear, top of spine frayed with a one inch tear to cloth at top. Interior of book is clean and tight. Green of cloth spine faded.
Softcover. Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 237 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. New York, PowerHouse Books, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. With sumptuous black-and-white photographs that recall the religious fervor of El Greco and the anguish of Francis Bacon, The Face of Forgiveness: Salvation and Redemption takes us inside evangelical meetings across the world and bears witness to the driving emotional faith of Christian revival, where emotion and love pours from the eyes and mouths of the faithful, praying and thanking the Lord.
Hardcover. New York, McCall Publishing, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, glazed boards illustrated in color. Unpaginated, b&w cartoon illustrations by the Berenstains. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Lewes, DE, GILES, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 232 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrinkwrap. Over 140 color illustrations. Provides analysis of this single panel painting of St. Francis, rendered by Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini
Softcover. Caldwell, NJ, Heritage Committee of The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 1st Edition, 2003, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, 69 pages. Soft cover. Vivid color illustrations throughout. Wrapper in beautiful condition. pages have just a touch of tanning around edges, otherwise clean and bright. Binding tight. In excellent shape. "Part of Daugherty's legacy to us is the sixty works in this book entitled 'In His Image'. These paintings were done in the period 1940 to 1960. They are executed in a powerful, emotional mood."
Hardcover. Tokyo/Amsterdam, Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha/Abrams, 1st, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 554 pages, illustrated with hundreds of color and b&w plates of Japanese temples from the year 552. Photographs by Tatsuzo Sato, Shihachi Fujimoto, Yoshio Watanabe, Ken Domon, Yasukichi Irie, Yukio Futagawa. Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha. Bibliography. Large folio, brown silk cloth with gilt lettering. In a edgeworn green slipcase. Heavy volume, extra charges for priority shipping.
Hardcover. Chicago, University Of Chicago Press, 1st US, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 440 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket and slipcase. Full color and black & white illustrations. Beautiful copy with light sunning to dust jacket spine, Clean, tight copy. The technical problems with the Last Supper began as soon as Leonardo started to paint it. He jettisoned the traditional fresco technique of applying paint to wet plaster, a method unsuited to Leonardo's slow and thorough execution, and created the work instead with an experimental technique that involved painting directly on the dry plaster. With this renegade method, Leonardo rendered one of the most enduring painting techniques volatile and unstable. Added to this initial complication have been centuries of pollution, tourists, candle smoke, and the ravages of age, not to mention food fights in the refectory staged by Napoleonic soldiers and Allied bombs in 1943. By the middle of the twentieth century, the Last Supper was in desperate need of a complete restoration.Pinin Brambilla Barcilon was chosen to head this twenty-year project, and Leonardo, The Last Supper is the official record of her remarkable effort. It first documents the cleaning and removal of the overpainting performed in the other attempts at restoration and then turns to Barcilon's meticulous additions in watercolor, which were based on Leonardo's preparatory drawings, early copies of the painting, and contemporary textual descriptions. This book presents full-scale reproductions of details from the fresco that clearly display and distinguish Leonardo's hand from that of the restorer. With nearly 400 sumptuous color reproductions, the most comprehensive technical documentation of the project by Barcilon, and an introductory essay by art historian and project codirector Pietro C. Marani that focuses on the history of the fresco,
Hardcover. New York, White, Stokes & Allen, reprint, 1885, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 401 pages. Hardcover with dark green covers and gilt decoration on front and spine as well as on page block. Black stamped lettering. Illustrated by Gustave Dore with 50 illustrations. Page 230 detached but included. Gutter cracked in a few places. Corners fraying. Clean with light foxing throughout.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. A photographic tribute to the beatified founder of the Mission of Charity visually documents her work in the impoverished streets of Calcutta, offering numerous images of her daily spiritual commitment to fighting poverty, in a volume complemented by the author's remembrances of their nearly thirty-year relationship.
Hardcover. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 552 pages. Hardcover. Bollingen Series C. Dust jacket with light wear, tears to edges, price clipped. Full color and black & white photographs throughout. Clean unmarked text.
Softcover. Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame Press, First Thus, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 344 pages. Softcover. Black & white illustrations throughout including maps, photographs. Bright front cover, sunfade to rear cover. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages. Hardcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Dust jacket unclipped. Gilt title on spine. Dust jacket has a little bit of chipping at top of spine, patched with tape. Otherwise great. Clean and unmarked inside. Gilt endpapers.
Hardcover. New York, W. W. Norton, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a very good plus dust jacket. 192 pages. Color frontispiece, color photographs, illustrations, diagrams, bibliography, index. The dust jacket has very minor edgewear. A photographic look at some of the earlier churches built in North America.
Hardcover. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 575 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Fading to dust jacket spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Summit Books, 1st US, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. Color illustrations through by Steadman. His take on the creation of the universe, man:- and, what we have done to the earth!
Hardcover. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 226 pages of text followed by section of corresponding black & white photographic illustrations. Hardcover. Clean, tight copy. No dust jacket.
Softcover. Nara, Nara National Museum, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 375 pages. Softcover. Exhibition catalog. Full color photographs. Primary language of catalog is Japanese - Foreword and Exhibition Checklist in English. Light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. University of South Carolina Press, Supreme Council, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 269 pages. " ...a fascinating journey through the history of Scottish Rite in America. This comprehensive pictorial history provides valuable insights into the critical role masons have played throughout our nation's history." b/w, sepia, & color plates throughout. In Valley of the Craftsmen, the story of "higher degree" Freemasonry is depicted through portraits, official papers, material objects, photographs, buildings, and stagecraft. Featuring many previously unpublished images, Valley of the Craftsmen begins with rare illustrations of the English and French philosophical sources that were projected upon an American landscape vitalized and transformed by the concept of fraternity. The story is framed by American popular culture and the serious private effort of individual men in small towns and expansive cities who were intent on developing a moral life in service to their communities. Clean copy.