Hardcover. NY, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 240 pages. This stylish book re-creates the charmed life of two American expatriates in France at the turn of the 20th century-the noted artist Walter Gay and his wife, Matilda, whose glittering social circle included John Singer Sargent, Edith Wharton, Henry James, and many other artists and aristocrats. Narrated by witty excerpts from Matilda Gay's recently discovered journal, and richly illustrated with Walter Gay's remarkable, sought-after paintings of the rooms in which they and their friends lived, in Paris, Fontainebleau, Venice, and elsewhere, A Charmed Couple offers an intimate glimpse of a long-gone social milieu whose hold on the popular imagination continues to this day. WILLIAM RIEDER is a curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Author of numerous articles, most on European furniture, in such journals as Architectural Digest, Connoisseur, and Antiques, he lives in New York City. 128 illustrations, 55 in full color, 81/2 x 101/2".
Hardcover. NY, Arcade, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 96 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. Bright, unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Arcade, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 96 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. Bright, unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. Minneapolis, MN, North Loop Books, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 292 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Color and black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. St. Louis MO, The Illustrated Press , 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a very good dust jacket, profusely illustrated in color. Limited to 1000 copies. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. 225 pages.
Hardcover. NY, Random House, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Green cloth covers with gilt titles to cover & spine, sun toning to boards. Profusely illustrated in watercolor artwork by Holly Hobbie, with text by the artist. Dust jacket in very good condition, protected with a plastic cover. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st Edition, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 223 pages. Hardcover with illustrations to endpapers. Navy cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Profusely illustrated in full page, full color illustrations beautifully presented, including fold out illustrations. Dust jacket with only minor wear. SIGNED BY BOTH SENDAK AND KUSHNER on half-title page. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., first, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 278 pages. 261 illustrations including 94 plates in full color. Pop-up illustrations not working, but present. Depiction of the life and works of children's illustrator Maurice Sendak. In very good condition, pages a bit faded along edges, overall a clean book with a tight binding. Transparent dust jacket with white lettering, the cover underneath depicts a scene from "Where the Wild Things Are"
Hardcover. New York, Harper Design, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 160 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. A tight copy. Over 125 color illustrations, memorabilia, plus a framable print in the back.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, March 27, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 190 pages, b&w illustrations throughout. Light edge wear to dust jacket; small tear on rear cover. Light foxing on top edge. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Press , 1st, 1946, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 132 pages of text, plus 125 numbered plates in b&w and color. Price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear.
Hardcover. NY, E.P. Dutton, 1st, 1942, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark green cloth with cover label, white lettering on spine. 12 full page illustrations about Audubon's early life by Elinore Blaisdell. Publisher's review slip laid in. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York , Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages, illustrated throughout with b&w photographs by Bob Adelman. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. France, Editions Artlys, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 256 pages. Hardcover no dust jacket. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. At once Dior scrapbook, survey and autobiography, this magnificent compendium offers a panorama of the life and art of one of the twentieth century's most influential fashion designers. It reprints Dior's 1956 autobiography Christian Dior et moi--in which the designer contrasted his reputation as both an individual and as a company with his own sense of himself--alongside eight articles by Dior first published in Elle magazine in 1951, which were then collected as Je suis couturier. Throughout, the volume takes as its thematic anchor the designer's beautiful childhood home in Granville, elaborating his lifelong attachment to the house (now the Christian Dior Museum) and its gardens, and showing how his work was influenced by these resplendent environs--a theme that especially preoccupied Dior himself, who once affirmed his "tender and wonderful memories of my childhood home," declaring that "my life and my style owe everything to its location and architecture." Many of the copious illustrations that accompany these writings are supplied by the Christian Dior Museum collection, and reproduce family albums and archival photographs, fashion sketches and formal presentations of classic Dior dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry. Dior scholar Jean-Luc Dufresne conducts a tour of the Dior house and garden, narrating its long and fascinating history.
Hardcover. England, Antiques Collectrors Club, reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 520 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ex-Lib with usually stamps and markings on end papers, front fly leaf and spine. Faded dust jacket spine. Black and white illustrations throughout. Tight copy.
Softcover. Burbank, CA, Peak Books, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 160 pages. Softcover. Light edgewear to wrappers. Color pictures throughout. This 160 page oversized soft cover book (14" x 11") curated collection of his best drawings is a comprehensive look into a rarely viewed side of Bob Peak with never before seen charcoal, graphite, art market, pen, ink, pencil, and pastel drawings from the maestro himself. This oversized book will take on the look and feel of the actual artwork with drawings large enough to study and admire the draftsmanship of the artist Bob Peak
Hardcover. New York, Williams Collins , 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. 95 pages. Generously illustrated in color and black and white. Yellow endpapers and chronological list of Tudor's books. Good tight copy. Loving portrait of her mother by the beloved children's book illustrator's daughter offered in words, intimate family photographs, paintings, illustrations, & drawings from across their lives together in the New England countryside.
Hardcover. New York, AMMO Books, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 288 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. This definitive monograph on the wide repertoire of Emberley's life's work has been beautifully put together by Todd Oldham and Caleb Neelon. Highlighting work spanning over five decades, this gorgeous and comprehensive book celebrates the talented and prolific life of Ed Emberley.
Hardcover. Santa Monica, CA, Hennessey & Ingalls, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 329 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Color and black & white illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. New York, Schocken Books, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 191 pages. Color and black & white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Dust jacket has light edgewear. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, Schocken Books, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 191 pages. Color and black & white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Dust jacket has light edgewear.
Hardcover. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday and Co., 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 189 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st edition after limited edition. Black and white pictures, some in color. Cloth covers with gilt lettering. Edge wear and fraying to top of dust jacket spine, small closed tear to back dust jacket. Remainder spray on bottom edge page block.
Hardcover. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday and Co., 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 189 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st edition after limited edition. Illustrated in color and b&w. Cloth covers with gilt lettering. In a bright, price-clipped dust jackey.
Softcover. New York, W. W. Norton, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 509 pages. Softcover with minor wear to edges. Otherwise clean, unmarked copy. Color and black & white images throughout. Heavily illustrated throughout. Chapters explore Edward Hopper's career as an illustrator and his mature style. Much of the catalogue comprised of color plates. Includes magazine covers, short story illustrations and advertisements. xii, 54 pages plus 110 leaves of plates.
Hardcover. US, Angelika Books, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 112 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Perfumier Frederic Malle was born into the world of fragrances: his grandfather was Serge Heftler, founder of Dior Parfums. However, Malle describes his own role as that of a publisher, likening his label Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, founded in 2000, to the great French publisher Gallimard: "Not only did Gallimard publish the best authors in its time, but its books also look like nothing else," Malle explains. "I said to myself, 'I'll do an Editions de Parfums like Editions Gallimard.'" The packaging of Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle is modeled on Gallimard's simple red and cream cover design, declaring the modest, unostentatious sensibility of its founder. Malle also functions as something of a curator: when developing a fragrance, he invites the best contemporary perfumers and gives them absolute creative freedom, supplying them with both an unlimited selection of ingredients and as much time as needed to compose the best possible scent. Pierre Bourdon, Jean-Claude Ellena, Edouard Flechier, Olivia Giacobetti, Dominique Ropion, Maurice Roucel, Edmond Roudnitska, Michel Roudnitska and Ralf Schwieger are among the many perfumiers who have collaborated with Malle. In this beautifully produced luxury volume, Malle describes the process of creating a fragrance and collaborating with these great perfumiers. With a foreword by Catherine Deneuve, On Perfume Making offers a rare glimpse into the refined world of contemporary perfume. Scarce title.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Black & white illustrations by Ib Ohlsson. Remainder mark on bottom-edge. Colorful facts about Stetson's life in this account of a man whose legacy includes more than a hat.
Hardcover. NY, STEWART TABORI CHANG, 1ST, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 378 pages. Here is a musical history told in legends, facts, and rumors every bit as colorful as the images that illustrate the book. The story is filled with characters such as O.V. Wright, a singer deemed "too ugly to tour"; Frnakie Lymon, who received a hot dog as full payment for some of the greatest R&B songs of all time; LaVern Baker, a.k.a. "Little Miss Sharecropper"; Bille Holiday shooting dice with the boys on the bus; Solomon Burke, R&B immortal and Doctor of Mortuary Sciences; soul ghoul Screamin' Jay Hawkins locked in his coffin by the Drifters; and many otehr talented and unique entertainers. Illustrated with more than 400 original photographs, publicity shots, posters, programs, advertisements, program covers, magazine covers, album covers and sleeves, sheet music, and record labels in full color, this is a story of hot music and high style, of people who made history by being themselves and made the world a richer, wilder and definitely cooler place for the rest of us.
Hardcover. US, Auad Publishing, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 132 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Henry Patrick Raleigh (1880-1944) was an American illustrator whose drawings of society life defined the Gatsby era. He rose from school dropout at age 12 to esteemed Saturday Evening Post illustrator within the span of two decades. During his nearly forty-year career, Raleigh served as one of the highest paid newspaper and magazine artists in the United States, the lithographer behind many of the United States' government's iconic World War I propaganda posters, and arguably the most prominent story illustrator of the Jazz Age.
Hardcover. New York, Knopf, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 336 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Color and Black and white pictures throughout. Brings together for the first time the artist's extraordinary eighty-two-year career, revealed in more than 360 of his iconic black-and-white and color drawings, illustrations, and photographs--his influences, his techniques, his evolution from his earliest works to his last drawings, and with a biographical text by David Leopold, Hirschfeld authority, who, as archivist to the artist, worked side by side with him and has spent more than twenty years documenting the artist's extraordinary output.
Hardcover. NY, Clarkson Potter, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Definitive study of the pioneer American illustrator. 39 color, 165 black & white illustrations. 248 pages. Faint fade to edge, spine of orange dust jacket,
Hardcover. New York , Orchard Books, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 128 pages, illustrated with b&w photographs and sketches by Lewin. A memoir of his brief stint as a professional wrestler.
Hardcover. Seattle, Fantagraphics, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 304 pages. In 1976, the critic Paul Nelson spent several weeks interviewing his literary hero, legendary detective writer Ross Macdonald. Beginning in the late 1940s with his shadowy creation, ruminating private eye Lew Archer, Macdonald had followed in the footsteps of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, but ultimately elevated the form to a new level. "We talked about everything imaginable," Nelson wrote-including Macdonald's often meager beginnings; his dual citizenship; writers, painters, music, books, and movies he admired; how he used symbolism to change detective writing; his own novels and why Archer was not the most important character-"my God, everything." It's All One Case provides an open door to Macdonald at his most unguarded. The book is far more than a collection of never-before-published interviews, though. Published in a handsome, oversized format, it is a visual history of Macdonald's professional career, illustrated with rare and select items from one of the world's largest private archives of Macdonald collectibles. Featuring in full color the covers of the various editions of Macdonald's more than two dozen books, facsimile reproductions of pages from his manuscripts, magazine spreads, and many never before seen photos of Macdonald and his friends (such as Kurt Vonnegut), including those by celebrated photojournalist Jill Krementz. It's All One Case is an intellectual delight and a visual feast, a fitting tribute to Macdonald's distinguished career. Full-color illustrations throughout
Hardcover. New York , Watson Guptill, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 208 pages illustrated throughout with 175 b&w illustrations and 70 plates in full color. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Universe, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 80 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Black cloth, gilt titles to front and spine. White pictorial dust jacket with light wear to edges and slight soiling. A very nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. Seattle, WA, Fantagraphics Books, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 182 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. A tight copy. Filled with reproduced artwork from the comic books Little Lulu, and his creations Melvin Monster and Thirteen (Going on Eighteen); rare drawings and cartoons; and never-before-seen photographs. Bill Schelly tells Stanley's life story through interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues.
Hardcover. London, Adam and Charles Black, reprint, 1905, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 300 pages. Contains black & white and color illustrations. Faded spine and chipping to top of spine. Foxing to front edge. Gilt top edge.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1st, 1941, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers with paper label on front and spine. 286 pages. B&w frontispiece and illustrations by Warren Chappell. Minor edgewear to cover and age staining to endpapers. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Algonquin Young Readers, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 113 pages. Hardcover. Extensive color illustrations by James McMullan throughout. Illustrated paste downs and end papers. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York , Simon and Schuster, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 128 pages, comprised of sixteen "graphic biographies" of luminaries of comics and illustration. Beautifully illustrated by artists like Mark Alan Stamaty, Peter Kuper, Drew Friedman, Arnold Roth and others.
Hardcover. US, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 224 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The preeminent children's book artist of the twentieth century, Maurice Sendak and his sixty-year career are celebrated in this full-color catalog of more than two hundred images being exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York City from June 11-August 17, 2013. Accompanied by twelve essays by such noted scholars and historians as Leonard S. Marcus, Iona Opie, Steven Heller, and Paul O. Zelinsky, Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work showcases the collection of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David, prominent authorities on Sendak's artwork, and is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a seminal artist whose singular vision has captured the imaginations of countless children and grown-ups throughout the world.
Softcover. Montreal , Drawn & Quarterly, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Non paginated. Softcover. Extensive b&w illustrations by Michel Rabagliati throughout. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers. Rabagliati`s strip "Paul: Apprentice Typographer" was one of the highlights of 1999`s Drawn & Quarterly anthology, and his first comic book Paul in the Country won the 2000 Harvey award for Best New Talent. This, his first graphic novel, is a sweet, unsentimental story about being a teenager and Rabagliati's crisp retro-modern 1950s drawing style. Paul Has a Summer Job continues the story of Paul, a Quebecois teenager in the 1970s, as he experiences the first conflicts of responsibility with his desire to be free.
Hardcover. Woodstock NY, The Overlook Press, reprint, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 576 pages. 16 pages of black & white plates, 48 line-drawings in text (one double-page), dark grey endpapers. Excellent copy in fine unclipped pictorial dustwrapper with photographs of Mervyn Peake and Maeve Gilmore on flaps. Peake's Progress is a selection, compiled by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, from every period of his work as a writer and draughtsman. It contains a remarkable work from childhood, "The White Chief of the Umzimbooboo Kaffirs;" the early "Mr. Slaughterboard," which foreshadows the "Titus" books; two plays, "The Wit to Woo" and "Noah's Ark;" a broadcast version of "Mr. Pye," and a generous selection of Peake's short stories, poems and nonsense verses and drawings-all of them adding new perspectives on this prolific and astonishingly original writer.Including a new preface written by Mervyn Peake's son, Sebastian, this edition of Peake's Progress is published to coincide with the centenary of Peake's birth.
Hardcover. New York, DialBooks, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 340 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY STEVEN KELLOGG WITH ILLUSTRATION ON FRONT FLY LEAF. Dust jacket shows light rubbing. Cover boards show light edgewear, tight copy.
New York, George Routledge, 1st , 1886, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 216 pages, 172 B&W illustrations. An exceptionally bright, tight copy. Green beveled covers with gilt lettering, all edges gilt. Surprisingly scarce. First American Edition. A significant memoir, published in the year of Caldecott"s death.
Hardcover. St. Louis, MO, The Illustrated Press, Inc., 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 304 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, like new copy still in publishers shrink wrap. Tight copy. An overview of Reynold Brown's entire career, and showcases hundreds of original paintings, drawings, photographs, and printed illustrations in full-page reproductions.
Hardcover. Koln GR, Taschen, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 464 pages. Original publisher's faux wood boards, lettered orange at the spine and front cover. Copiously illustrated in color and black and white throughout. Text in English, German and French. Many photographs By Julius Shulman. Originally from Vienna, Richard Neutra came to America early in his career, settling in California. His influence on post-war architecture is undisputed, the sunny climate and rich landscape being particularly suited to his cool, sleek modern style. Neutra had a keen appreciation for the relationship between people and nature; his trademark plate glass walls and ceilings which turn into deep overhangs have the effect of connecting the indoors with the outdoors. Neutra's ability to incorporate technology, aesthetic, science, and nature into his designs brought him to the forefront of Modernist architecture. For the first time, all of Neutra's works (nearly 300 private homes, schools, and public buildings) are gathered together in one volume.