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London: Owen Jones, 1841-45.
First edition of this monumental work on The Alhambra. Elephant folio, two volumes, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, as issued. In excellent condition with some wear to the binding, plates in exceptional condition.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 33008
Etch bust of Albert Einstein done by well-known artist Hermann Struck. Signed by both Einstein and Struck, numbered 49/150. In fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 12.25 inches by 15 inches. An exceptional piece.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 95890
New York: W.W. Norton, 1932.
First edition of this seminal work in architecture. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations of work by Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, J. J. P. Oud, Mies van der Rohe, Raymond M. Hood, Howe & Lescaze, and Richard J. Neutra. Presentation copy, inscribed by Philip Johnson on the front free endpaper, "For Jim with thanks for his help Philip Johnson." Light rubbing, near fine in the very rare dust jacket with light chipping. This is the first jacketed copy that we have encountered. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 1384
"STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT - FIRST STAR I'VE SEEN TONIGHT. I WISH I MAY - I WISH I MIGHT - HAVE THE WISH I WISH TONIGHT!" FIRST EDITION OF WALT DISNEY'S VERSION OF PINOCCHIO: BASED ON THE STORY BY COLLODI, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE MOTION PICTURE
London and Glasgow: Collins, .
First English edition of the book version of Walt Disney’s second feature-length animated motion picture. Quarto, original half cloth over illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Boldly signed by Walt Disney on the verso of the title page. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed by Walt Disney.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 123701
Rare Illuminated Astrological Sign Symbol Painting Collection; elaborately bound in full decorated calf and containing twelve original paintings
Rare collection of illuminated paintings depicting the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Quarto, bound in full calf with gilt tooling to the spine, elaborate gilt ruling to the front and rear panels with fleuron cornerpieces surrounding a gilt-bordered morocco onlay displaying a coat of arms, patterned endpapers, twelve vellum leaves. The illuminated paintings include: the Aires the Ram, Taurus the Bull, the Gemini Twins, Cancer the Crab, Leo the Lion, the Maiden Virgo in Medieval dress, the Scales of Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius the Centaur, Capricorn the Goat, Aquarius the Water-bearer, and Fishes Pisces. Painted in a style reminiscent of Medieval…
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 199552
Rare First Edition of Cox's Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory
Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory.
Saint Louis: Woodward & Tiernan Printing Company, 1895.
First edition of this work, one of the big four cattle books. Quarto, illustrated with color lithographic frontispiece, 16 plates, numerous full-page black and white and half-tone photo illustrations as well as illustrations in text, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In near fine condition.
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 102643
Original pressing of one of the greatest albums of all-time. Boldly signed by Bob Dylan on the front panel. The cover photograph of Blonde on Blonde shows a 12-by-12 inch close-up portrait of Dylan. The double album gatefold sleeve opens to form a 12-by-26 inch photo of the artist, at three quarter length. The artist's name and the album's title only appear on the spine. A sticker was applied to the shrink wrap to promote the release's two hit singles, "I Want You" and "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35". The cover shows Dylan in front of a brick building, wearing a suede jacket…
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 114175
"The Guggenheim has asked me for a recommendation for the new work she wants to do...": Autographed Letter Signed by Frank Lloyd Wright to Lewis Mumford
Taliesin : 1940.
Important autograph letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright to friend and architectural critic, Lewis Mumford. Letter is 19 inches by 8.5 inches. It reads, "My dear Lewis: I’ve read "The Brown Decade" you so kindly sent me and it is a useful work in your splendid style. I didn’t agree in total but admire and respect. I was sorry to see so little of you in New York- intending to see you if I saw no one else. And the stupidity of wandering around in the Lehigh Starret building while you were waiting for me at 41 west 12th street…
Price: $9,000.00 Item Number: 3790
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls": Rare Signed Limited Edition of Picasso de 1916 a 1961; Signed by both Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau and containing 22 original lithographs by Picasso
Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962.
Signed limited folio edition of original lithographs by Pablo Picasso reproducing his major works between 1916 and 1961, and produced by Jean Cocteau upon the occasion of Picasso's 80th birthday. One of only 199 copies signed by both Picasso and Cocteau, this is number 46. Folio, loose leaves as issued in the original pictorial wrappers, lithographic frontispiece and 22 original lithographs by Picasso, 6 of which are full page and 2 of which are double-page. In fine condition. Housed in the original vellum-backed portfolio with gilt titles to the spine and original slipcase. Rare and desirable linking two great artists…
Price: $9,000.00 Item Number: 94703
Rare colored engraving of the New Houses of Parliament; signed by 8 British Prime Ministers including Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair
THATCHER, Margaret; Tony Blair; Gordon Brown; James Callaghan; David Cameron; Edward Heath; John Major; Theresa May.
Rare colored engraving signed by 8 former British Prime Ministers including Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. One page, a fine colored engraving of the New Houses of Parliament signed on the mount by Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, James Callaghan, David Cameron, Edward Heath, John Major, Theresa May, and Margaret Thatcher. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 12.25 inches.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 123644
Gustave Dore's magnificently illustrated edition of Dante's Inferno; elaborately bound in full morocco by Antoine Chatelin
Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1861.
First Hachette edition with French text of Dore's magnificently illustrated edition of Dante's Inferno. Folio, bound in full morocco by Antoine Chatelin with elaborate Grolieresque gilt-decorated morocco onlays to the spine and panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, full gilt-decorated morocco doublures, watered silk endleaves stamped in gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated with 75 full-page engravings by Gustave Dore including his striking frontispiece portrait of Dante. French translation by Pier-Angelo Fiorentino, accompanied by the text in Italian. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional presentation linking two great artists of the 19th century.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 137107
New York: Orientalia, 1924.
First edition of this work limited to 800 copies. Quarto, original half cloth, over papered boards. brown morocco label to the spine. Title page printed in red and black, folding map, 128 photogravures on 109 plates, 53 plans and elevations. In excellent condition with some rubbing to the bottom cloth. and light rubbing to the extremities. Rare.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 27086
Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha, 1966.
First edition, second issue of the artist's classic work. Small octavo, original stiff self-wrappers, original slipcase. Association copy, inscribed by Ruscha to his aunt, "For Aunt Carol Ed Ruscha." One continuous accordion-fold page composed of glued paper segments with black-and-white photographs of every building on the sunset strip. Near fine in a very good slipcase. An exceptional association.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 1012
Rare original drawing of classic Disney character Donald Duck. Graphite and watercolor on paper. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney, "To Bernard Hoddell Best Wishes Walt Disney." In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 13 inches.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 123554
Large original silver gelatin photograph of the Founding Father of Israel David Ben-Gurion, boldly signed by him. Ben-Gurion's signature measures 5.25 inches by 1.25 inches. x 1.25" alone. Also signed and dated "Charles Bergman May 1947" who was possibly the photographer. The photograph was taken in May 1947, one year before Ben-Gurion declared the formation of the modern state of Israel on May 14, 1948. The British had controlled Mandatory Palestine since 1920, but in May 1947, they asked for international guidance in resolving the complicated question of possession and ownership. The British submitted the Palestine question to the United Nations.…
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 133617
Rare original Walt Disney Studios production drawing of Donald Duck posing as a hunter. Inscribed by Walt Disney in the lower right corner of the original presentation mat, "To Paul Conrad, with best wishes, Walt Disney" with the Walt Disney Studios copyright insignia in the lower right corner. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 15.5 inches.
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 96235
London: Sold by W. & S. Jones, c. 1795.
Rare late 18th Century Wright family terrestrial globe. The globe measures 8 inches in diameter with a brass meridian and 14 inch mahogany hand-colored horizon ring. Mounted on an English style ebonised oak stand. The horizontal ring is held by 4 brass spokes and is connected to the pedestal with a turned brass finial hub. Hand colored paper gores over a plaster sphere with a tiny pointed bushing to the north pole. Native to London, the Wright family's lineage included five generations of Thomas Wrights between 1718 and 1842, this globe was likely produced by Thomas Wright II. The entire…
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 96537
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.
First edition of the lavishly illustrated companion volume to Disney’s animated musical masterpiece. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 16 mounted color plates. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, "To Robert Fraser from Walt Disney B.A. 1941." Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $8,000.00 Item Number: 122482
First Edition of Put Money In Thy Purse: A Diary of the Film Othello; Inscribed with a painting by Orson Welles
London: Methuen, 1952.
First edition of this work on the film Othello. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Welles as Othello. Association copy, inscribed by Orson Welles and with a painting (self-portrait) done by him across the front endpaper and the front pastedown of a self-portrait of Welles in black, purple and yellow paint and is inscribed "For Lennie with much love and a tiny pinch of salt Orson." The recipient, New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons was an early champion of Welles and the two were close friends for decades. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable with such…
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 43050
Fine porcelain bust of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. Parian porcelain mounted on a marble base. In fine condition. The bust measures 28.25 inches in height. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 123933
"When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive": First Edition of Jasper Johns: Signed by Jasper Johns and Max Kozloff
New York: Harry N. Abrams. Inc., Publishers, 1967.
First edition of this early monograph on the work of Jasper Johns. Large oblong, original cloth. Text with 142 plates, half tipped-in color. Signed by Jasper Johns and Max Kozloff on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 116155
c. 2100 B.C.E.
Rare ancient Sumerian Cuneiform tablet recording religious offerings made to several deities including Nin-lil, Enlil, Nanaya, Inanna, and Nanna. Clay, Third Dynasty of Ur, the tablet measures 1.75 inches by 2.25 inches and documents the offerings of sheep issued by Enlil-zishagl, a well-known official involved in many other similar texts that date to the reign of King Shu-Suen of Ur. Housed in a custom acrylic and wood mount.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 131480
Bronze relief portrait of Winston Churchill after the oil painting by Arthur Pan. Hungarian artist and portrait painter Arthur Pan produced this oil painting of the British prime minister Winston Churchill in 1943. The portrait was published the following year to raise funds for Clementine Churchill's Aid to Russia Fund. In near fine condition. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 16.75 inches. From the collection of David Gilmour.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 138633
"In no time at all she was princess of the land. And she and her husband, the charming Prince, rode to their palace in a golden coach to live happily ever after!": First Edition of Walt Disney's Cinderella; Signed by Him
Stuttgart: Bluchert-Verlag, 1951.
First German edition of the classic retelling of one of the most celebrated Disney films. Octavo, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Walt Disney on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Laid in is a business card of the publisher with a note referencing this was signed in 1953. Rare and desirable signed by Walt Disney.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 106556
Rare Ostrich Egg engraved with a portrait of George Washington and the Great Seal of the United States; from the library of Lloyd Millard Bentsen
Rare ostrich egg engraved with a portrait of George Washington, the Washington Coat of Arms, the Great Seal of the United States, and the Masonic compass and trowel. Mounted on a decorative brass stand. From the collection of former four-term United States Senator Lloyd Millard Bentsen who ran as the Democratic Party nominee for vice president in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket and served as the the 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. As a primary architect of the Clinton economic plan, Bentsen contributed to a $500 billion reduction in the deficit, launching the…
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119684
Rare Mary Poppins Original Cast Soundtrack; signed by Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Karen Dotrice, Glynis Johns, and David Tomlinson
Walt Disney Productions, 1954.
Rare original LP of the Mary Poppins: Original Cast Soundtrack signed by five original cast members from the classic 1964 Walt Disney production. Signed on the front panel, "Karen Dotrice 'Jane Banks', "Julie Andrews"[Mary Poppins], "Dick Van Dyke" [Bert], "David Tomlinson" [George Banks], and "Glynis Johns" [Winifred Banks]. In fine condition. Framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 14.5 inches. Exceptionally rare signed by these five primary cast members as Tomlinson died over two decades ago.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 127319
Rare 1911 Austro-Hungarian Nobility Patent; elaborately bound in full morocco with gilt metalwork embellished with inlaid precious stones
Rare Austro-Hungarian Nobility Patent bestowing upon Brunn industrialist Adolf Noble von Kurschner and his descendants a Hungarian noble title. Folio, bound in full morocco with elaborate gilt metal onlays embellished with precious stones, inner dentelles, silk-watered endleaves, tasseled ribbon bound in. The patent is richly decorated with hand-painted illuminated borders, large hand-painted coat of arms. Signed by the Minister of the Interior: Vienna, December 11, 1911, the patent extends the hereditary title of baron bestowed on Adolf Noble von Kurschner to his descendants Adolf Baron von Kurschner and his wife Marie Baroness von Kurschner as well as their direct descendants.…
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 132158
London: William Heinemann, 1915.
Signed limited edition of Rackham's illustrated edition of Dickens' classic Christmas tale. Quarto, original gilt-decorated full vellum, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 12 tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards in addition to numerous black-and-white illustrations throughout the text. One of 500 numbered copies for sale in Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies signed by illustrator Arthur Rackham, this is number 20. In near fine condition.
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 132048
Fine collection of custom half morocco clamshell boxes by The Harcourt Bindery for the complete collection of all 14 first edition James Bond Novels
Fine collection of custom half morocco clamshell boxes hand made by The Harcourt Bindery to house each of the 14 first editions in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Octavo, 14 volumes. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $7,000.00 Item Number: 138541
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.
First edition in English of Cartier-Bresson’s famous photobook, “capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen,” with 114 large photogravures (many double-page) and bright cover designed by Joan Miró. Folio, original illustrated boards. An excellent near fine copy in a very good price-clipped acetate dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “a Jean Simon tres cordialement Henri Cartier-Bresson." With the captions booklet laid in.
Price: $6,800.00 Item Number: 5770
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.
First edition in English of Cartier-Bresson’s famous photobook, “capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen,” with 114 large photogravures (many double-page) and bright cover designed by Joan Miró. Folio, original illustrated boards. Signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson on the title page. Fine in a near fine acetate dust jacket. With the captions booklet laid in.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 2330
London: Macdonald and Co, 1939.
First edition of this overview of Hollywood. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed on the front pastedown and endpapers by Walt Disney and 13 other Hollywood actors and actresses, including, Chico Marx "To Pat Sincerely Chico Marx"; Pat O'Brien; "To Pat my own namesake Love Pat O'Brien Nov 21, 1947; Deborah Kerr, "I see a dark Stranger" (on page 76) "with best wishes Deborah Kerr"; Merle Oberon "To Pat all the best Merle Oberon"; Joe E. Brown "To Pat Joe Brown." Brown was one of the most popular American comedians in the 1930s and 1940s, with films like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Earthworm…
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 112422
"This is quite an occasion. It isn't often that a Prince is born in the forest": First Big Golden Book edition of Walt Disney's Bambi; inscribed by Walt Disney
New York: Golden Press, 1949.
First Big Golden Book edition of Melvin Shaw's storybook adaptation of the classic Walt Disney motion picture, Bambi. Quarto, original laminated pictorial boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney opposite the title page, "To John Michael With Best Wishes Walt Disney." In very good condition. Scarce and desirable signed by Disney.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 128435
Portrait of the influential Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises. Boldly signed, “August 27, 1971 Ludwig Mises.” The portrait measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 62034
London: Doves Bindery, 1906.
Quarto, bound in full green morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. With original caricature and artwork by architect Addison Mizner. Entries dated between 1906 and 1929 and about two-thirds of the leaves remaining blank. Mizner's contributions include to the guestbook include three self-caricature sketches and also a watercolor, each signed by Mizner. Besides Mizner's contributions, there are two other watercolors, one a cameo of a bucolic classical ruin, another, a dog looking out onto a panoramic view of pines and the coast, undoubtedly a view from a Farmholme prospect, or nearby, before it was overrun…
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 81005
Paris: Sold by W. & S. Jones, 1844.
Rare mid-19th century French terrestrial table globe: Charles Dien's The Globe Classique, Nouvelle edition. The globe measures 10 inches in diameter with an engraved longitude ring and brass latitude ring. Mounted on brass and mahogany stand. The globe is composed of hand-colored paper gores over a plaster sphere. The entire piece measures 20 inches in height. French astronomer and cosmographer Charles Dien published highly detailed atlases, works on astronomy, and both celestial and terrestrial globes in Paris throughout the 1840s and 1850s. Dien was also renowned for the sophisticated engravings he designed for the many books produced by his father's…
Price: $6,200.00 Item Number: 96538
Paris: Sold by W. & S. Jones, c. 1845.
Rare mid-19th century Charles Dien celestial table globe. The globe measures 11.5 inches in diameter with an engraved longitude ring and brass latitude ring. Mounted on brass and mahogany stand. The globe contains twelve bodies including the sun and earth with its moon. The entire piece measures 18 inches in height. French astronomer and cosmographer Charles Dien published highly detailed atlases, works on astronomy, and both celestial and terrestrial globes in Paris throughout the 1840s and 1850s. Dien was also renowned for the sophisticated engravings he designed for the many books produced by his father's publishing house Delamarche. In very good…
Price: $6,200.00 Item Number: 97888
Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha, 1966.
First edition, second issue. Small octavo, original stiff self-wrappers, original slipcase. Inscribed by the artist on the title page, "For John Ed Ruscha." One continuous accordion-fold page composed of glued paper segments with black-and-white photographs of every building on the sunset strip. Fine in a fine slipcase. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 93546
First Edition of The World of Salvador Dali; Inscribed by Him Twice with a Large Drawing of Don Quixote
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1962.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work of Dali. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, boldly signed and inscribed by Dali on two pages, "Pour Seth Dennis hommage de Salvador Dali 1963" with a large drawing. Fine in a very good dust jacket. A unique example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 139499
"They sure don't make bartenders like the used to make them": First signed limited edition of Charles Bukowski's Dangling in the Tournefortia; twice signed and inscribed by him and with an original acrylic painting bound in
Santa Barbara: The Black Sparrow Press, 1981.
First edition of Bukowski's classic book of poetry. Octavo, original pictorial boards. One of only 100 numbered copies signed by the author, this is number 89. Additionally inscribed by Bukowski on the title page, "For Arthur Applebaum - Who aids me so kindly in my man travails, Hank Charles Bukowski." Bukowski has also added a drawing of his signature little man with a bottle. With an original acrylic painted portrait by Bukowski bound in and signed, "Buk." In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 95380