New York: CAW, 2010. Unique. Hardcover. Specimen 4-7 are from a series of works created around the theme of taxidermied book covers. These pieces are not part of an edition per se, but are an ongoing series on a theme inspired by the artist’s work as a book conservator. Each..... Item #9043
New York: ArtCover, 1979. First Edition. Original Wraps. First issue of periodical published in May 1979 and devoted to conceptual art and artists, edited by Judith Aminoff. This debute issue featured work by Lea Douglas, Les Levine, Suzanne Harris, Richard Nonas, Barbara Kruger, Micha Laury, Gerard Hovagimyan, Dennis Oppenheim, Peter... Item #7990
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Exhibition catalogue. Prepared in for the exhibition In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon on view at the Amnon Carter Museum. Designed by Marvin Israel and Elizabeth Avedon and with essay by Laura Wilson, it is widely considered his finest... Item #7315
Baudelaire, Charles; Aldrich, Jonathan (trans); Hildreth, Alison (illus).
Portland, ME: Wolfe Editions, 1998. First Edition/Limited Edition. Hardcover. Letterpress printed by David Wolfe. An exceptional production piece, with gilt onlay, cut-aways and burn-throughs. Very complex to print and bind. A pristine copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, black cloth spine, mustard paper boards, paper onlay, black ink lettering and... Item #4150
Portland, ME: 1995. Unique Work. In the artist's words: "One of a number of books based on a vivid, haunting dream, possibly fueled by an overdose of Leonard Cohen poetry (“all your houses are burning”...)." In a period where a fair bit of "book art" is glib, Cawley's work is..... Item #4463
Portland, ME: 2003. Unique Work. In the artist's words: "One of two small house-shaped books address a similar theme, that of what gets lost through the years. The photographs are from thrift and antique stores, images of people that no one now remembers." In a period where a fair bit... Item #4460
A Memorial of Alfred B. Soule:. Late Major of the Twenty Third Regiment Maine Volunteers.
Salem, MA: Geo. W. Pease & Co. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Frontispiece is tipped-in cdv of the Major. Uncommon in any condition, very scarce as here. A very handsome copy. Minor shelf/edge wear, hint of foxing at preliminaries, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering, in blind... Item #5566
A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. IN THREE VOLUMES.
Dublin: Printed for H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, et al. 1784. First Irish Edition. Hardcover. First Dublin edition of the official account of Cook's third voyage. This edition occurs with maps and plates included in the three volumes; with the maps and plates in a separate atlas volume (in 4... Item #6476
Origin and History of the Montgomerys. Comtes de Montgomery, Ponthieu, Alençon and La Marche; Earls of Arundel, Chichester, Shrewsbury, Montgomery, Pembroke, Lancaster, Mercia, Eglinton and Mountalexander; Princes de Bellême; Marquis de Montgomery de Lorges.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, Ltd. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. A handsome copy of this rather scarce heraldry volume. Light shelf/edge wear, bottom tips very gently bumped, hint of age toning to text block edges, else tight and unmarred. Blue cloth boards, gilt, coat of arms in gilt on front... Item #5114
New York: Poote Press, 2005. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Jean Genet has spoken to me with surprising lucidity about life, love and morality. He saw beauty in the grotesque and elevated it to the status of a diamond. When I look through this diamond, I see life with a unique clarity... Item #7613
New York: JMc & GHB Editions, 2008. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "JMc & GHB Editions has announced their forthcoming publication, James Frey’s Wives, Wheels, Weapons. Published as a companion volume to Frey’s latest novel, Bright, Shiny Morning (Harper Collins, 2008), Wives, Wheels, Weapons is an artist’s book which excerpts three stories..... Item #7965
Melbourne: Masterthief, 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Maps are made, directions given and GPS readings issued in order to clarify. Can there be a city without a map? Some way down the road there are those instructions which map out the ways we can improve our ordinary lives. And, on a.... Item #8744
Two Brady CDVs: Seth Kinman [together with] Abraham Lincolns Elk Horn Chair.
Washington DC: Brady, 1864. Original Photograph. Both CDVs were taken in Brady's studio in 1864. Seth Kinman traveled 3,000 miles from San Francisco to Washington, DC, to demonstrate the state’s fealty to the Union. He presented, among other gifts, this elk-horn chair. Backstamp reads: “Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries.” Caption..... Item #6664
The Constitution, or Frame of Government, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,. Agreed on by the Delegates of the People, in Convention, begun and held at Cambridge on the First Day of September 1779, and continued, by Adjournments, to the second Day of March 1780, afterwards Ratified by the People.
Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, 1787. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Inscription of George Todd (presumed to be minor revolutionary war figure). "The First Worcester Printing" of the final ratified Constitution for Massachusetts. (Sabin 45691; Evans 20512) Noted flaw notwithstanding, a handsome copy of this important and rather scarce work. Light shelf/edge... Item #6223
Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Calligraphy by G. Harvey Petty." Tight, bright, and unmarred. Wooden boards, open spine, painted "a" on front cover, painted "z" on back cover, nib onlay, off-white cloth board clamshell box. 57x70mm. 73pp. Item #8547
The Garden Behind the Moon. [Association Copy; Inscribed by Pyle to Eugene Fields; Letter Laid in to Field's Widow].
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. One of Pyle's last books for young people, the backstory to particular this volume is second to none. It was inscribed by Pyle to renowned poet and author, Eugene Field, "To Eugene Field, My fellow worker in the world of art"... Item #5698
Matrix 6: A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles - Number 6, Winter 1986.
Andoversford, Gloucestershire: Whittington Press, 1986. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. Work by: Roderick Cave; Vance Gerry; Glen Storhaug; Scott Freutel; Anne Flavell; John Bidwell; and others. Minor shelf/edge wear, minor bump at one edge, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Dark green stiff paper wraps, green attached paper DJ, green and black... Item #7230
Deja Jadis: ou Du Mouvement Dada A L'Espace Abstrait. [Association Copy].
Paris: Juilliard, 1958. First Printing. Original Wraps. Germaine Everling Picabia's copy, with long holographic note in French on the first blank which gives a devastating and beautiful portrait of the author, her fellow Dadaist G. Ribemont-Dessaignes. "Dada attracted him by the possibility he saw to express his rancor...he was perhaps... Item #6553
La Jolla Water Books: The Water Book: La Jolla Cove [together with] The Water Department: Lane of Thoughts.
San Diego, CA: Bay Park Press, 202, 2010. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "'We're all born from water. What could be more natural than to swim all your life in that wonderful weightless medium.' - Esther Williams.Esther Williams was my hero growing up on Long Island Sound. I would see each of... Item #7525
Loket, Czech Republic: Jarmila Jelena Sobota, 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Jarmila Sobota. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Black calfskin boards with onlayed pewter dagger, red ink lettering and decorative element, “Bradel” binding structure. Appox. 3x3". 105pp. Numbered limited edition of 13. Item #8629
Berkeley, CA: del Milion Editions, 2009. Limited Edition. Hardcover. I’ll Die Tomorrow was designed, printed, and bound in an edition of forty-five copies by Peter Rutledge Koch with the assistance of Jonathan Gerken at Peter Koch Printers for del Milion Editions. The text, set in Bookman Old Style, is printed..... Item #7640
New York: Kaldewey Press, 1984. Limited Edition. Hinged Metal Binding. The book illustrates the process of the creation of language. The last page includes the first sentence of the earliest known work of Japanese literature. Found in a handful of special collections and believed to be the first brought to... Item #7629
Fucked up + Photo Copied: Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement.
Los Angeles, CA: Gingko Press, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Still in print (now in its 10th printing), the first edition is a remarkably hard animal to find...this copy stands alone as the front free endpage is covered with a who's who including both authors, a number of artists, and the... Item #8445
My Camera at Point Lobos:. 30 Photographs and Excerpts from E.W.'s Daybook.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Edward H. Betts (renowned American artist, member of the National Academy of Design and the American Watercolor Society). A very handsome copy of a classic Weston title-increasingly difficult to find without damage to the spine. Minor shelfe/edge wear, soft finger... Item #6661