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. 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. 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. New York , W. W. Norton & Company, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 271 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 271 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, David R. Godine, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 273 pages, oblong hardcover illustrated in color and b&w. Frank Benson, a pivotal artist of the American Impressionist movement had three great loves in his long and productive life: his family, his art, and the sporting life. As a boy, Benson dreamed of being an ornithological illustrator. In mid-life, after an extremely successful career as a portraitist, he returned to the wildfowl and sporting subjects that were his lifelong passion. Over the next forty years, in etching, lithography, watercolor, and oil and wash, he portrayed birds beloved since childhood, scenes of his hunting and fishing expeditions, and still lives of incomparable delicacy. Whether painting a hunter setting out decoys, a wash of geese by moonlight, a watercolor of a companion poised to gaff a salmon, or an etching of a group of ducks silently gliding in for a landing, Benson conveyed the joy and beauty of a sportsman's life.