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1 Burnham, Sophy The Art Crowd
New York David McKay Company 1973 Second Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: David McKay Company, 1973. An "inside story" tell-all about the New York art scene, rather scholarly, footnoted. (Things probably haven't changed much since this was originally written.) This is a Near Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First Edition. Purple cloth binding, embossed with a Roy Lichtenstein briushstroke, gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 395 pages, indexed. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP, small bookstore sticker on the rear endpapers, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped, with just a bit of wrinkling, mostly confined to the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Carrington, Fitz Roy (Editor) The Queen's Garland. Being Chosen Lyrics of the Reign of Q. Elizabeth, Selected & Arranged By Fitz Roy Carrington
New York R.H. Russell 1898 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: R.H. Russell, 1898. Fitz Roy Carrington (1869-1954), editor, curator, lecturer on Fine Art Prints, prepared several lovely editions such as this. Here is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Vellum binding with gilt decorative emblems on the front cover. Clean text; 103 pages, with lovely illustrations and an "archaic" feel. Gift inscription on the FFEP; some scattered spotting throughout. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Field, Saul & Morton P. Levitt Bloomsday
Greenwich New York Graphic Society 1972 Limited Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus Saul Field Signed
Greenwich: New York Graphic Society, 1972. Canadian master printmaker Saul Field created a "Bloomsday Suite" for exhibition in 1967, reflecting his fascination with James Joyce's "Ulysses." This beautiful book is based upon that endeavor, containing numerous illustrations. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, which is LIMITED to 250 copies. Light green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 120 pages. SIGNED by Saul Field and Morton Levitt on the Title Page. Includied is an original engraving printed on Barcham green paper, also signed and numbered by the artist. Tiny hints of corner bumping, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is showing some delamination of the acetate. The light green folder that protects the original print has a small spot on the front cover; the cloth-covered slipcase has some edgewear and light fading. A solid copy, and rather uncommon today.. Signed by Author & Illustrator. Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Saul Field. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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4 Goodrich, David L. Art Fakes in America
New York Viking 1973 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1973. An entertaining romp through the fraud, swindling, and chicanery unfortunately rampant in the world of art and money. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Dark blue cloth binding with silver lettering. Clean text; 246 pages, indexed. The dustjacket is unclipped, with a small chip to the lamination on the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Hanum, Alberta Paint the Wind. Illustrated with Paintings By Beatien Yazz
New York Viking 1958 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy) 
New York: Viking, 1958. A continuation of Hanum's book "Spin a Silver Dollar," which told the story of Jimmy Toddy (Beatien Yazz), an artistic prodigy. Beautifully illustrated with eight full color paintings bythe Navajo artist. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Brown marbled paper-covered boards with a tan linen spine. Clean text; 206 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped; a very light bit of soiling on the spine, else Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy). Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Holbein, Hans The Dance of Death By Hans Holbein, with an Introductory Note By Austin Dobson
New York Scott-Thaw Company 1903 Limited. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hans Holbein 
New York: Scott-Thaw Company, 1903. Originally published in 1538, Holbein's sublime woodcut illustrations have been reprinted many times over the centuries since. This is an extremely attractive small volume LIMITED to 750 copies (although this copy is not numbered). Quercus believes it to be a reprint of the edition published in London by G. Bell in 1892 (although this is not seen), since Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1924) had also provided the very thorough notes to that edition. A Near Fine copy, and an uncommon to scarce title. Gray paper-covered boards with a parchment spine with a paper label. There are 43 pages of text, followed by XLIX woodcut reproductions. "Accompanying each cut cut is a related passage of Scripture in Latin, with a quatrain giving its equivalent rendering in French, probably by Gilles Corrozet" (Open Library). The reproductions are of extremely high quality; despite the small format, detail is completely clear. Dobson has included one of his own poems - a "chant royal, after Holbein." There is a tiny bookseller's label on the rear paste-down. Mild bumps and very slightly cocked, else a Fine copy. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Limited.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Hans Holbein. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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7 Immendorff, Jorg Brandenburger Tor Weltfrage (Brandenburg Gate Universal Question)
New York Museum of Modern Art 1982 0870706705 / 9780870706707 First Edition. Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1982. Immendorf (1945-2007), one of the best-known German artists of the late 20th century, was a painter, sculptor, and stage designer. This volume contains drawings, both color and black and white, along with a poem by A.R. Penck. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Iillustrated boards of thick cardboard. Unpaginated (about 75 pages). No dustjacket, as issued. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Max Beerbohm Fifty Cariacatures By Max Beerbohm
New York E.P. Dutton 1913 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Good Max Beerbohm 
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1913. Although Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (1872-1956) wrote essays and novels, he is best remembered for his witty caricatures of popular politicians and personalities of the day. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of his fifth book of drawings, the First American Edition. Bright green cloth binding, with one of Max's drawings reproduced and filled with gilt. Forty-eight halftone drawings are tipped onto heavy, stiff brown paper stock; the last two are line drawings on white paper. Some light staining to the front endpapers; corners are bumped, but not badly. The dustwrapper is only partially present, in the guise of its front panel (with the same drawing as on the front panel of the book) and the front flap only. These are held in place with the archival plastic protector. A lovely book, and rather uncommon. Also present are two contemporary newspaper clippings that were at one time laid-in. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/Good. Illus. by Max Beerbohm. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9 McPhee, John The Ransom of Russian Art
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1994 0374246823 / 9780374246822 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1994. Expanded from a long "New Yorker" article, McPhee investigates the underground world of Soviet dissident art. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Red cloth binding with black lettering on the spine.Clean and fresh text; 181 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Perl, Jed Paris Without End. On French Art Since World War I
San Francisco North Point Press 1988 0865473137 / 9780865473133 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1988. Essays on the prime-movers of 20th-Century modernism; the author's first book. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine; fifty illustrations. Clean text; 146 pages. The dustjacket is also Fine; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Read, Herbert Art Now. An Introduction to the Theory of Modern Painting and Sculpture
London Faber & Faber 1968 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Good 
London: Faber & Faber, 1968. Originally published in 1933, and considered an important and standard work on modern aesthetics. This is a Very Good copy of the new and enlarged edition (First Edition Thus).Illustrated with 196 plates, including four in colour. Gray cloth binding with black and red lettering on the spine. Text is clean; 144 pages, indexed, with the illustrations following. Some offset from the dustwrapper to the endpapers, and the gutters a bit weak. The dustwrapper is Good only, with several large chips. In an archival plastic protector. A serviceable copy of this famous book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Ruskin, John The Stones of Venice. Volume the First. The Foundations
New York John Wiley & Sons 1884 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1884. Ruskin (1819-1900) was the premier art critic of the Victorian era. This is Volume One only of what was issued as a three-volume set, one of his most famous works. Green decorative cloth binding; lettering and decorations stamped in gilt. Clean text; 434 pages, with Appendices. There is a newspaper clipping laid-in to page 5 of the Preface, which has offset. Period previous-owned signature on the second free endpaper. A very nice little volume, mildly bumped and with minimal rubbing Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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13 Sweetman, David Explosive Acts. Toulouse-Lautrec, Oscar Wilde, Felix Feneon, and the Art & Anarchy of the Fin De Siecle
New York, London, Sydney, Singapore Simon & Schuster 1999 0684811790 / 9780684811796 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York, London, Sydney, Singapore: Simon & Schuster, 1999. The author has previously published biographies of Van Gogh, Mary Renault, and Gaugin. First published in England; this is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. White paper-covered boards with a red spine, silver lettering. Clean text: 512 pages, indexed. The dustjacket is unclipped and Fine; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Warnod, Janine Washboat Days
New York Orion Press/Grossman Publishers 1972 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Orion Press/Grossman Publishers, 1972. The story of the "Bateau-Lavoir," a broken-down building that served as the meeting point for the great French artists and poets of the early XXth century. Translated fby Carol Green. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Mauve cloth binding with gilt lettering. Profusely illustrated. Clean text; 241 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped and Fine; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Weissberger, Jose A. (Editor) They Still Draw Pictures. A Collection of Sixty Drawings Made By Spanish Children During the War
New York Oxford University Press 1939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Oxford University Press, 1939. This collection of children's drawings reflects the horrors of the Spanish Civil War as seen by its innocents. Copyright is held by the Spanish Child Welfare Association of America for the American Friends Service Committee. Introduction by Aldous Huxley. This is a Very Good (Plus) to near Fine copy. Orange paper wraps with black cloth spine; one of the drawings is reproduced on the front cover. Clean text; 14 pages, followed by the sixty plates. Moderate soiling; lightly sunned at the margins. There is a small previous-owner label on the verso of the front cover. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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16 Yeats, W.B. (Introduction) A Book of Images Drawn By W.T. Horton and Introduced By W.B. Yeats
London Unicorn Press 1898 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
London: Unicorn Press, 1898. William Thomas Horton (1864-1919), whose drawings and illustrations closely resemble those of Beardsley, was a close friend of Yeats, sharing an affection for mysticism and the occult. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition, a Library copy rebound in tan buckram. Sixty-one pages. The treatments include a label on the front paste-down, removed pocket on rear free endpaper, an (archival) tape repair to page 41, and three pages with a perforated chop. While the book is a sound copy of a scarce volume, Quercus would suggest this as a Binding Copy, deserving a much more attractive setting. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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17 Zaidenberg, Arthur Anyone Can Draw!
Cleveland and New York World Publishing Company 1939 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Arthur Zaidenberg 
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1939. "A complete, practical course in art instruction." Introduction by Joseph Tchakin; critical commentary by George Gombarts. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition. Tan linen spine with gilt line drawings on a blue band. Clean text; great drawings throughout. Large, heavy book (almost 4 pounds). Previous owner has taped one of his (presumed) drawings to the rear endpaper; several signatures (front paste-down, FFEP, and half-title). The dusjacket is complete; wear to the edges, with rubbing and chipping. In a plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Arthur Zaidenberg. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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