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London: Titan Books, 2017.
First edition of the in-depth companion volume to 2017 science-fantasy action-adventure film. Quarto, original pictorial boards, illustrated. From the collection of Bill Zwecker. A member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Zwecker was a longtime entertainment and celebrity journalist. A Chicago native and second-generation newspaper star (his late mother, Peg Zwecker, was the fashion editor of the Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News), Zwecker began his journalism career in the 1980s and has since interviewed some of the most renowned celebrities across a breadth of industries. He has been a frequent contributor to numerous national news and entertainment programs including Access…
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 142880
"She was so deeply impressed by his grandeur that she thought it impossible to do him honor enough": Henry James' The Last of the Valerii; one of one hundred numbered copies
London: Boydell Press, 1974.
Limited Artists' Book edition of Henry James' The Last of the Valerii. Number 46 of one hundred numbered copies printed on Wookey Hole handmade paper by John Baskett in 16 point Blado italic font, the same font used in the original publication in The Atlantic Monthly for January 1874. Frontispiece by Julia Trevelyan Oman. Octavo, gilt title and tooling spine and front panel. In fine condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 81263
First Edition of Moshe Safdie's The city after the automobile: An architect's vision; Inscribed by Him
New York: Basic Books, 1997.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Moshe Safdie on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bill Douglas.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 68024
First edition of Hugh Thomson's illustrated rendition of William Shakespeare's the Merry Wives of Windsor
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, 1910.
First trade edition of Hugh Thomson's elaborately illustrated rendition of Shakespeare's famed comedy. Quarto, original publisher's cloth, illustrated with 39 colored plates by Hugh Thomson. In good condition. Ownership inscription.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 135149
Rare First Edition of Mrs. Jameson's Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad; volume III finely bound
Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected and a New Edition of the Diary of an Ennuyée.
London: Saunders and Otley, 1834.
Rare first edition of Mrs. Jameson's Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad. Octavo, volume III only of four volumes bound in three quarters vellum over marbled boards with gilt tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece, headpieces, and tailpieces, all edges red. In very good condition.
Price: $95.00 Item Number: 114061
Madrid: Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1988.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original stiff cardboard. In near fine condition. Introduction by Juan Miguel Hernandez Leon. Exhibition of the artist Christian Boltanski at Centro de Arte Reina Sofia 1988.
Price: $85.00 Item Number: 15056
"The frayed sojourn of the secret price of sorrow simmers on the slow fire of remembrance where the onion plays the lead": First edition of Contemporary Poetry and Prose: Picasso Poems Number 4 & 5
London: The Farleigh Press, 1936.
First edition of this scarce pamphlet containing six poems by Picasso and additional contributions by Dali, Dylan Thomas, Andre Breton, and E. E. Cummings. Octavo, original wrappers. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 125908
"For, unlike you, I can't break through, a truant where the blue begins": First edition of Christopher Morley's Where the Blue Begins; wonderfully illustrated by Arthur Rackham
London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1922.
First edition of Morley's classic canine story, wonderfully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto, original publisher's cloth, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with four color plates and numerous line drawings by Arthur Rackham. In very good condition with light rubbing to the crown and foot of the spine. A nice example.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 137414
Yuichi Hibi's A Weekend With Mr. Frank; one of 500 copies signed by Hibi on the verso of an original print
Tuscon, Arizona: Nazarelli Press, 2006.
Signed limited edition of the companion book to Yuichi Hibi's 2001 documentary on the life and work of Robert Frank. Small octavo, original boards, containing five reproductions of black and white photographs and one original print. One of 500 numbered copies signed on the verso of the original print by Yuichi Hibi, this is number 240. In fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 122098
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
First edition of this work which compiles 101 landmark publications about Chicago from the past 170 years that have helped define the city and its image. Quarto, original boards, illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Neil Harris.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 140239
"In a little village there was a church, and on the top of the church stood a weathercock": Evelyn Sharp's The Story of the Weathercock
London: Blackie & Son Limited, n.d..
Early printing of Sharp's children's classic. Quarto, original publisher's decorated cloth, illustrated with sixteen color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations by Charles Robinson. In good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 135422
London: Published at the Office and Sold by All Booksellers, 1905.
Volume 129 of Punch weekly containing numerous illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto, original publisher's cloth, illustrated by numerous artists including 10 illustrations by Rackham in issues of July 5, August 30, September 6, September 27, October 11, October 25, November 15, and November 29. In very good condition. Armorial bookplate and ownership stamp.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 142537
First Edition of Nathan Glazer's From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City; Inscribed by Him
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
First edition of this work by the co-author of The Lonely Crowd. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, "To Chris and Kathy, Dear friends and neighbors! Nathan May 3, 2007." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 44001
London: Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, 1925.
First edition of this collection of Maude's essays, including one of "one of the finest pieces of criticism of the nineteenth century", Tolstoy's What is Art? (The Empire Review). Octavo, original wrappers. In very good condition.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 128538
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1935.
First edition of Kent's boldly illustrated account of his visit to Greenland. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with over eighty illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Very good in a good dust jacket. Ownership inscription.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 131241
New York: Edwina Sandys, 2000.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work by Sandys. Small octavo, original boards, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Frank and Carol Edwina Sandys." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 118981
First Edition of Graham Greene's Lord Rochester's Monkey Being The Life Of John Wilmot, Second Earl Of Rochester
London: Bodley Head, 1974.
First British edition of this work on John Wilmot. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 48748
New York: Great American Editions Ltd, 1973.
First edition of the first book to trace the history of and fully illustrate the grounds of the White House gardens. Oblong quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated with color plates by Harold Sterner. In very good condition. Introduction by Lloyd Goodrich and text by Frederick L. Kramer with a commentary by Mrs. Paul Mellon.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 143117
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.
First edition of Wolfe's narrative on modern architecture. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Craig Dodd. Jacket photograph by Jerry Bauer.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 141812
"The Architect, by his arrangement of forms, realizes an order which is a pure creation of his spirit": First edition exhibition catalog from the Yale University School of Architecture
New Haven: Yale School of Architecture, 2008.
First edition catalog of the Painting the Glass House exhibition organized by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum with the Yale School of Architecture. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated with photographs. In fine condition.
Price: $20.00 Item Number: 88094