Hardcover. London, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 188 pages, b&w photos. An account by a Kenya African of his experiences in detention camps in the 1950s. Foreword by Margery Perham. In a lightly worn dust jacket.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin , Reprint, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Second edition, 6th printing. First-hand account of Giles and her husband farmsteading in Kentucky in 1952. Dust jacket with light edgewear.
Hardcover. Portland, Paul E. Merrill, 1st, 1979, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 166 pages plus additional 28 page pamphlet laid-in. Hardcover. Both hardcover and pamphlet illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Both book and pamphlet have musty odor. Dust jacket with wear and tape repaired tears along edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
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, Simon & Schuster, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. b&w photos. Memoir of the actor by his friend, fellow actor Brian Aherne. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Thames and Hudson, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 144 pages. With 73 illustrations. Foreword by Tim Walker. Red cloth with white titles to spine and turquoise papers with photographs and white titles to board. No dust jacket issued.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 548 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout. Previous owner's bookplate on front end paper. Light soil to dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Knopf, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 272 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. David Dawson was Lucian Freud's assistant, companion, and model. Freud moved in rarefied, powerful circles and was tenacious about protecting his privacy. Dawson, however, was in a unique position, and as Freud became comfortable in the presence of his camera, photographing became part of the daily ritual of the studio. These photographs reveal in a most intimate way the subjects and the stages of paintings in progress. Few artists, if any, have had their lives and their work recorded over such a length of time.
Hardcover. Boston, Garden Press, 1st, 1910, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 143 pages, b&w frontispiece. INSCRIBED BY BAYLEY on front fly leaf. Maroon and gray cloth with gilt lettering on front cover.
Hardcover. New York , The Citadel Press, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Harcover, 167 pages, b&w frontispiece and plates. Edge wear, tears to dust jacket. Orange top edge decorative stain. A clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Greenwillow, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 198 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Autobiography by the award-winning children's book author. Black & white photos.Clean and tight copy.
Softcover. New York, The Arts Publisher, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Exhibition catalog. 174 pages illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Black pictorial stiff wrappers with light wear and sun to covers. Light waviness due to moisture to upper edge of front cover, but not to pages. Overall a very nice, tight, clean copy. Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) was one of the leaders of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. This beautiful volume is the only one that covers the full scope of Gottlieb's acheivement, including 124 of his finest paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 120 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. A glimpse inside the mind and artistic process of a fascinating contemporary cartoonist. Born to working-class parents in a small town in Italy, and reared in Chicago, Ivan Brunetti (b. 1967) was drawn to cartoons and comic strips from an early age. Finding inspiration in Spider-Man and Peanuts, he began crafting his own stories and gradually developed a unique style that he applied to imaginative, sometimes shocking subjects. The dark humor of his graphic novels earned him a cult following, yet his illustrations have had broad appeal. Now recognized as an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Brunetti has published his work in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's, among others.
Hardcover. New Haven , Yale University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 120 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. A glimpse inside the mind and artistic process of a fascinating contemporary cartoonist. Born to working-class parents in a small town in Italy, and reared in Chicago, Ivan Brunetti (b. 1967) was drawn to cartoons and comic strips from an early age. Finding inspiration in Spider-Man and Peanuts, he began crafting his own stories and gradually developed a unique style that he applied to imaginative, sometimes shocking subjects. The dark humor of his graphic novels earned him a cult following, yet his illustrations have had broad appeal. Now recognized as an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Brunetti has published his work in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's, among others.
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. NY, Pegasus Crime, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 544 pages. It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie's books still sell over four million copies each year--more than thirty years after her death--and it shows no signs of slowing. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926.
Hardcover. NY/Chicago, Fleming H. Revell, 10th pr., 1915, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover. Black & white frontis photograph of Muir (repeated on dust jacket). 11 other plates plus map. Dust jacket worn, chipped (about half of spine missing).
Hardcover. Princeto NJ, Princeton University Press, 3rd Ed., 1948, Book: Very Good, Hardcover set, Volume 1: The life and art of Albrecht Durer 311 pages. Volume 2: Handlist, Concordances, and Illustrations 208 pages. 325 Illustrations. A beautiful 2 volume set with detailed biography and detailed information on paintings, prints and drawings. Both volumes are cloth bound hardback with gilt lettering on front and spine of each volume. Previous owner's name on front fly leaves. Otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, Scribner, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 384 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges. Color and black & white images throughout. Tight copy.
Hardcover. Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 270 pages illustrated throughout with photographs in sepia and drawings in b&w. Autobiography of a Canadian-born sculptor of Western subjects, considered one of the best sculptors of horses in the world. Black cloth spine with red paper boards, no dust jacket. Black pictorial slipcase with light wear. Beautiful copy. Like new.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press/Addison Gallery of American Art, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages with over 200 color and b&w plates. American painter Alfred Maurer (1868-1932) worked within an international circle of avant-garde artists, and his friendships with key figures, including the collectors Leo and Gertrude Stein as well as Dr. Albert Barnes, positioned him at the nexus of new and changing ideas about art at the turn of the century. First recognized for his elegant fin-de-siecle figure paintings, Maurer brought his painterly skills to increasingly adventurous masterworks of modernism, championing Fauvism and the French avant-garde in America. Toward the end of his life, he created radical and daring imagery that forecast innovations in abstraction. In this important reevaluation of his work, Stacey B. Epstein shows that Maurer's trajectory is not one of disjointed periods of distinct or contradictory styles, but rather a deliberately developed, unbroken progression of integrity and skill, with each phase further engaging color, composition, and design in innovative directions. This impressive volume, with more than 200 color and black-and-white plates, illustrates Maurer's invaluable contributions to the trajectory of American art history, while underscoring his role in shaping the development of modernism in America.
Hardcover. Boston, MA, New York Graphic Society, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 335 pages. 134 black-and-white illustrations. Bibliography and index. Dust jacket slightly sun-faded. Examines Steiglitz's revolutionary role in the American avant-garde from the turn of the century to 1917. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Penguin Press, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket with light edgewear, 400 pages.This adventurous book charts the origins of the local "market cooking" culture that we all savor today. When Francophile Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1971, few Americans were familiar with goat cheese, cappuccino, or mesclun. But it wasn't long before Waters and her motley coterie of dreamers inspired a new culinary standard incorporating ethics, politics, and the conviction that the best-grown food is also the tastiest. Based on unprecedented access to Waters and her inner circle, this is a truly delicious rags-to-riches saga.
Softcover. Guilford, CT, Lyons Press, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 352 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color illustrations throughout. With his life's work, and in All Told, LeRoy Neiman captured sports heroes, movie stars, presidents, dishwashers, jet-setters, jockeys, and more than a few Bunnies at the Playboy Mansion.
Hardcover. Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 264 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. A few black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. Cambridge, MA, Cosmos Press, 1st, 1945, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. INITIALED BY AUTHOR on title page. 65 pages, b&w photographic plates. Blue boards w/ light soiling, fading. Light foxing to edges, front fly leaves and title page. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 333 pages. Hardcover with laminated boards. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges. Color pictures throughout. Photographs and ephemera, many from private family albums, and personal recollections of the director. Complete visual, historical, and critical narrative of Altman?s films and his process. Introduction by Martin Scorsese.
Hardcover. US, Edition Stemmle, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 208 pages, illustrated throughout in sepia. Light edgewear and tanning to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) is remembered today as one of photography's early masters and great innovators. This monograph investigates the unconventional nature of his personal and artistic achievements. Coburn's landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, and Vortographs reflect his unprecedented steps towards the creation of a photography of symbol and abstraction.
Softcover. New York, Doubleday, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 297 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear to paper wrappers. Faded spine. A Livingston descendant once called the Hudson Valley, Livingston Valley, and with good reason. The original 1686 Royal patent of 160,000 acres on the east side of New York's Hudson River to Scottish merchant Robert Livingston grew within two generations to nearly one million acres and included vast portions of the Catskill Mountains as well. Intermarriages with other wealthy and influential Hudson Valley families, the Roosevelts, Delanos, Van Rensselaers, Schuylers, Astors, and Beekmans, to name a few created a dynasty and a landed aristocracy on the banks of the new republic s most important river an irony embedded at the core of the American experiment. At one time forty Livingston mansions lined the east shore, and the family s reach into NYS and American politics, economics, and social scene was profound and enduring. Their influence on early American politics was pervasive, with Livingstons on the Provincial Assembly, as members of the Continental Congress, on the committee to draft a Declaration of Independence, as first Chancellor of New York State and co-drafter with John Jay of the state s Constitution, justice of the NYS Supreme Court, Minister to France the list goes on. And, of course, there was the patron of Robert Fulton who brought a revolution to commerce with the world s first steamship, known as the Clermont after the Livingston estate in Columbia County that is now a State Historic Site Text includes a map of the Hudson Valley showing Livingston family land holdings, and a family genealogy from 1654 to 1964.
Hardcover. Boston, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard & Co., 2nd printing, 1933, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 318 pages. Blue cloth covers, gilt titles to front board and spine, blue dust jacket with illustration, b&w frontispiece of Hamilton's portrait, 7 additional b&w plates. Mild rubbing and chipping to dust jacket, previous owner's signature to front endpaper, otherwise pages crisp and unmarked, clean covers; overall, a very neat, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Free Press, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 437 pages, in a bright dust jacket. The story of the rebuilding of Skinnerville, Massachusetts destroyed in a dam failure and flood along with Skinners silk thread factory in 1874. Remainder mark on bottom edge.
Hardcover. NY, Harper & Row, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 248 pages. Hardcover. Full color and black & white illustrations. Degree of fading along very top edges of blue cloth covers. Unclipped dust jacket shows light wear - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked pages.
Softcover. New York, Dover Publications Inc., 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 121 pages. Softcover. Light edgewear to wrappers. Black and white pictures throughout. Rothstein was a photojournalist for more than 45 years and the photographs in this volume are from his years as photographer for the Farm Security Administdration. His job was to photographs small towns, rural areas and general agricultural conditions throughout the country.
Hardcover. NY, Da Capo Press, 1st, 2017, Hardcover, 352 pages. As well-known as Robert Frank the photographer is, few can say they really know Robert Frank the man. Born and raised in wartime Switzerland, Frank discovered the power and allure of photography at an early age and quickly learned that the art meant significantly more to him than the money, success, or fame. The art was all, and he intended to spend a lifetime pursuing it.American Witness is the first comprehensive look at the life of a man who's as mysterious and evasive as he is prolific and gifted. Leaving his rigid Switzerland for the more fluid United States in 1947, Frank found himself at the red-hot social center of bohemian New York in the '50s and '60s, becoming friends with everyone from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Orlovsky to photographer Walker Evans, actor Zero Mostel, painter Willem de Kooning, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, Bob Dylan, writer Rudy Wirlitzer, jazz musicians Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, and more. Frank roamed the country with his young family, taking roughly 27,000 photographs and collecting 83 of them into what is still his most famous work: The Americans. His was an America nobody had seen before, and if it was harshly criticized upon publication for its portrait of a divided country, the collection gradually grew to be recognized as a transformative American vision.
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. 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. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 407 pages, b/w photos, biographical notes, notes bibliography, index. In her own day, Ana Pauker was named "The Most Powerful Woman in the World" by Time magazine. Today, when she is remembered at all, she is thought of as the puppet of Soviet communism in Romania, blindly enforcing the most brutal and repressive Stalinist regime. Robert Levy's new biography changes the picture dramatically, revealing a woman of remarkable strength, dominated by conflict and contradiction far more than by dogmatism. Telling the story of Pauker's youth in an increasingly anti-Semitic environment, her commitment to a revolutionary career, and her rise in the Romanian Communist movement, Levy makes no attempt to whitewash Pauker's life and actions, but rather explores every contour of the complicated persona he found expressed in masses of newly accessible archival documents.
Hardcover. New York, Abrams, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ANDREAS FEININGER ON HALF TITLE PAGE. 231 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light rubbing to dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Photograph lain in. Tight copy with 197 duotone illustrations.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 168 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light yellowing to top and bottom of dust jacket, front and back, otherwise clean tight copy.A dazzling book that looks back at six decaders of paintings by one os America's favorite artists. What makes the book truly extraordinary are Wyeth's comments about each painting- an "autobiography" told through conversations with Thomas Hoving, the former Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art - which offer fascinating and sometimes unexpected facts about Wyeth's life and art.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st, 2008, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, 240 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Wraparound present. In publisher's shrinkwrap. Annie Leibovitz describes how her pictures were made, starting with Richard Nixon's resignation, a story she covered with Hunter S. Thompson, and ending with Barack Obama's campaign. In between are a Rolling Stones Tour, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, The Blues Brothers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Haring, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Patti Smith, George W. Bush, William S. Burroughs, Kate Moss and Queen Elizabeth. The most celebrated photographer of our time discusses portraiture, reportage, fashion photography, lighting, and digital cameras.
Boston, N.Y. Graphic Society, BC Ed., 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Black & white photos. 400 pages. Flap has price, (C) page with First Edition statement but actually Book Club edition. Edited by Mary Street Alinder & Andrea Gray Stillman. In his early years in Yosemite, Adams formed the habit of writing letters at every opportunity. His correspondence, therefore, virtually provides the full record of his life. Through the years, wherever he went, from the Southwest to Maine to Alaska, he wrote literally thousands of letters and postcards. Among the family, friends, fellow photographers, environmentalists, and politicians with whom he corresponded rank such eminent names as Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange, Paul Strand, jimmy Carter, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, Garry Trudeau, and Edward Weston. Including both sides of continuing dialogues with these people and others, this book revels the growth of the artist and the whole man, as well as the development of the art of photography through the voices of the masters. A companion volume to his best-selling autobiography, ANSEL ADAMS: LETTERS AND IMAGES is illustrated with over 100 of his photographs from monumental landscapes to family snapshots. This combination of images with the highlights of a lifetime of letter writing creates a compelling portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest artists and conservationists and one of the most personable and memorable of men.
Softcover. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Historical and biographical volume on the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. 544 pages. Includes drawings, notes, and writings by Frank Lloyd Wright. Near fine condition; book is still in shrinkwrap that has some tears near the spine and on some corners.
Hardcover. New York , G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 356 pages, Hardcover with dust jacket. 46 B&W photos and a map. Dust jacket edgeworn, chipped, soiled. Light flecking to cloth blue color. Tight copy. Greenland expedition in the Effie M. Morrissey, commanded by Capt. Bob Bartlett. Streeter's account featuring the Montana Cowboy, Carl Dunrud, who came aboard the arctic exploration vessel, Morrissey, specifically for the purpose of roping and bringing back live polar bears and other Arctic animals. Numerous black and white photographs showing various scenes of Greenland and native Inuit costumes and habits.
Hardcover. New York, Henry Holt , 2nd, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 215 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 1/4 black cloth, 3/4 green paper. Gilt lettering on spine. Color pictorial dj with photograph of author.
Hardcover. Boston, Massachusetts, Little, Brown, and Company, na, 1900, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Biography of American artist William Morris Hunt. 219 pages with 16 black/white plates of Hunt's paintings. Cloth bound book is in good condition, some marks on the cover and corners slightly bumped. Some pages still uncut. Previous owner's name and date written in ink inside the cover.