Caracas: 1954. Wraps. 43 pp. text + 20 b/w prints. White wraps around two white folders. Folders in fine shape, some soiling and bending of outer heavy wraps. Text in Spanish by Santiago Kay-Ayala, accompanied by 20 full-page prints of cityscapes by Sanchez Felipe. Published for the President of Venezuela commemorating the tenth Interamerican Conference. Very Good Plus.
Rockland, Maine: The William A. Farnsworth Art Museum and Library, 1975. Hard Cover. As. 169 pp. B/w and color ills. Blue cover with silver lettering on front. Color ills. tipped in, many b/w ills. Artists include Charles Curtis Allen, George Bellows, Frank Benson, Carroll Thayer Berry, George Catlin, Thomas Eakins, Stephen Etnier, Jonathan Fisher, Charles Dana Gibson, Winslow Homer, Fitz Hugh Lane, Ann Wyeth McCoy, John McCoy, Maurice Prendergast, Howard Pyle, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Stow Wengenroth, Andrew Winter, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, William Zorach, and many more. Very Good.
Rockland, Maine: Darkwood Press, 2000. Soft Cover. First Edition. Unpag. B/w & color ills. Catalog of exhibition at the Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME June 29 - August 18, 1991 in cooperation with James A. Michener Art Center, Doylstown, PA, August 25 - Nov. 11, 1991; and The Selby Glaaery, Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL, Jan. 12-Feb. 15, 1992. Glossy white wraps have Magee's "Spirit" center front. Gray lettering front and spine. Comprehensive coverage of the various styles of Alan Magee accompanies an interview with the artist. Clean and tight.
Signed by Magee in black ink on title page. Fine.
New York: The Art Foundation, Inc., 1953. Paper. 202 pp., including advertisements and three, separate, tipped-in sections. Front and rear covers are a full-page, full-color reproduction of Piero della Francesca's "Nativity." Covers and spine are very slightly aged. Corners of front cover are dog-eared. Text is lavishly illustrated with numerous b/w and color reproductions. The two-part article on Rembrandt, "Reintroduction to Rembrandt" and "Rembrandt and His Critics," is particularly well illustrated, mostly in color. These articles contain both of the eight-page, tipped-in sections (7" x 9 1/4" each) -- b/w reproductions of Rembrandt's pen drawings. The third tipped-in section (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") is a series of 16 full-color reproductions of works by Camoin, Matisse, Derain, Van Dongen, Dufy, Vlaminck, Braque, Friesz, Manguin and...
Waterville, Maine: Colby College, 1968. Wraps. First Edition. Unpaginated; 108 b/w plates. Covers have a wrap-around, b/w reproduction of a Chinese landscape painting of a man and a woman standing outside a house in the woods, with a stream and bridge in the background. Covers are slightly aged and soiled. B/w plates are numerically keyed to brief descriptions. Very Good.
Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1912. Quarter Leather. 318 pp. Marbled board covers are somewhat rubbed, particularly at bottom edges. Leather spine has stamped gilt lettering and decoration and gilt decoration on four raised bands. Spine is somewhat worn and cracked along front hinge. Gilt edge. Marbled eps with Farnsworth Art Museum book plate on front paste-down. Numerous b/w plates. Text, in French, is aged but otherwise near fine. Very Good+.
Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1909. Hardcover. Presumed First. 93 pp., including 12 tipped-in b/w plates. 12mo. Stiff paper boards and spine with blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering and illustration on front cover. Covers are only very slightly shelf-worn, mostly along spine hinge. Corners and spine ends are slightly bumped and rubbed. Very small chip out of edge of front cover. Eps are of a stiff, yellow-gold paper. Small label on front paste-down has been crossed through with black marker. Interior is very slightly aged, but otherwise as new, except for some rust around the staples. This is a rare, pre-World War I exhibition catalog, in German. Ephemera: a 7 3/4" x 11 1/2", 4-page brochure, in German, about Hans Von Marees and his work. Very Good.
Japan: Valley of the Temples Corporation, 1968. Hard Cover. First Edition. Folio. Collection of 32 photographs, plus color frontispiece photograph of Amida in this beautifully designed book. Light stain on frontispiece tissue at lower left corner. Commemorates the replica of Japan's Byodo-In Temple constructed in Hawaii between the years of 1966 and 1968 by the Valley of the Temples Corporation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. Very Good.
Bruxelles: The International Publishing Corp. 1930. Wraps. 37 pp. B/w ills. Cream cover wraps w/ red title, black/white art. Subtitle: "Revue paraissant 10 fois par an. Peinture - Sculpture - Architecture - Arts Decoratifs - Musique - Cinema." Clean, tight binding. Text in French. This entire issue focuses on Igor Stravinsky, with articles by Raymond Petit, Andre Schaeffner, Arthur Lourie, Paul Collaer, Franz Hellens, and Luc Bischoff. Very Good.
Bruxelles: The International Publishing Corp. 1931. Wraps. 33 pp. B/w ills. Cream cover wraps w/ black title, red/white art, black frame around pasted-on "L'Agenouille" by George Minne, from the Galerie Giroux. Subtitle: "Revue paraissant 10 fois par an. Peinture - Sculpture - Architecture - Arts Decoratifs - Musique - Cinema." Clean, tight binding. Text in French. In this issue: L'Art francais contemporain, Jean Van Noordt, Les Vierges de Pitie de chez nous, and Albert Van Dyck. Very Good.
Bruxelles: The International Publishing Corp. 1930. Wraps. 33 pp. B/w ills. Cream cover wraps w/ red title, black/white art. Subtitle: "Revue paraissant 10 fois par an. Peinture - Sculpture - Architecture - Arts Decoratifs - Musique - Cinema." Clean, tight binding. Text in French. In this issue: Le Mythe du Realisme flamand; Notes sue l'Art mosan; A propos de la "Communion des Apotres" de Josse van Gent. Very Good.
Bruxelles: The International Publishing Corp. 1930. Wraps. 33 pp. B/w ills. Cream cover wraps w/ red title, black/white art. Subtitle: "Revue paraissant 10 fois par an. Peinture - Sculpture - Architecture - Arts Decoratifs - Musique - Cinema." Clean, tight binding. Text in French. In this issue: Le 18th Siecle Flamand; Jean Brusselmans; Pompei, and Edgar Scauflaire. Very Good.
Bruxelles: The International Publishing Corp. 1931. Wraps. First Edition. 39 pp. B/w ills. Olive cover wraps w/ black title, red/white art, black frame around pasted-on "Le Violoniste" by Edgard Tytgat. Subtitle: "Revue paraissant 10 fois par an. Peinture - Sculpture - Architecture - Arts Decoratifs - Musique - Cinema." Clean, tight binding. Text in French. In this issue: articles on Tytgat by Albert Dasnoy, Jean Milo, and Geroges Marlier. Laid in is a b/w print from Georges Minne of mother and child (no title given). Very Good.
Frankfurt: Hugo Helbing, 1936. Wraps. First Edition. 63 pp. text listings, 61 pp. b/w photo plates. Title from cover (all text in German): "Sammlung eines Rheinischen Grossindustriellen. Frankfurter und Berliner Kunstbesitz. Nachlass Generaloberarzt Dr. Frank, Wiesbaden, II Teil. 11 Bis 13 Mai 1936. Hugo Helbing/Frankfurt am Main. Katalog Nr. 48." Covers slightly tattered, contents complete and unmarked except for some penciled prices. Realized price list taped to inside front cover. 5 typewritten lists laid in. Collections offered of art, both early and 19th Century; porcelains, bronzes, tapestries, glass, textiles, carpets and more. Important pre-WW II auction. Quality of merchandise is exquisite, with tapestries by Gobelins (ca. 1745), French style tapestries dated ca. 1670, and Flemish and Brussels tapestries from the work station of Jan Raet...
Tokyo: The English Literary Assn., Hosei Univ. 1958. Hardcover. Presumed First. 29 pp text; 15 pp. plates. Subtitle includes: "Held in Commemoration of the Bicentenary of William Blake's Birth." Handsome cover has large gilt "B" center front, Japanese characters on spine. Light green dj w/black lettering & print on front is sunned at edges and spine. Slight damp-stain at lower edge of spine. Contents clean and tight, with text in both Japanese and English. Lovely ills., some in monocolor. Errata slip pasted on rear fep. A very nice copy of a rare publication. Very Good / Very Good.
Rome: Ardea, 1969. Hardcover. First Edition. Unpag. B/w ills. Royal blue cover with gilt title on front. DJ is crisp onionskin-type paper, with photo of museum at bottom front, else translucent. DJ spine has a spot of soil, and is chipped at lower edge of spine. A beautiful presentation of the studies and the sculpture of Giacomo Manzu. Introduction and biographical notes in English. Lovely illustrations. Very Good / very good.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1903. Hard Cover. First Edition. 4 bound issues, Vol. 6, Nos. 21-24 (May through Aug. 1903). 3/4 green leather with raised bands, no imprinting on spine. Near fine. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w plates. In this issue: Old Marseilles Ware, Chippendale Furniture, Gainsborough's Portrait of a Lady, Alencon and Argentan lace, Holbein's Henry VIII, and much more. Fine.