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FIRST EDITION OF SLIDE SHOW: THE COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS OF HELEN LEVITT; INSCRIBED BY HER TO FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHER JEFF WALL
New York: Powerhouse Books, 2005.
First edition of Levitt’s impressive collection of previously unpublished color photographs. Oblong octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author to fellow photographer Jeff Wall on the title page, “For Jeff Wall. Helen Levitt.” The recipient, Jeff Wall, has been a key figure in Vancouver’s art scene since the 1970’s. He is best known for his large-scale back-lit Cibachrome photographs that explore Vancouver’s mixture of natural beauty, urban decay, and postmodern and industrial featurelessness. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Foreword by John Szarkowski. An exceptional association.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 117735
Large Lithograph of Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Albert Schweitzer; Signed by Him and Artist William Sharp
Signed by the artist William Sharp in pencil. Inscribed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer, “A Mr John Zuber avec mes bonnes pensees Albert Schweitzer. Lambarene 13. Juin 1960.” The translation reads, “To Mr John Zuber with my good wishes Albert Schweitzer Lambarene 13th June 1960.” Schweitzer received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa. The lithograph measures 14.5 inches by 11.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 22.5 inches. A unique piece, rare and desirable.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 41060
“A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary": Signed Limited First Edition of Andy Warhol's Exposures
New York: Andy Warhol Books/ Grosset & Dunlap, 1979.
Signed limited first edition of Warhol’s candid and engaging photobook, one of only 100 numbered copies. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Andy Warhol. In fine condition.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 118290
"Vogue has sometimes been called a civilizing force. If that is true, perhaps it is because a civilization, to endure, needs voices to sing its praise": The World in Vogue; inscribed to actress Vivien Leigh from Cecil Beaton
New York: The Viking Press, 1963.
First edition of this work on the groundbreaking publication Vogue. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to actress Vivien Leigh from Cecil Beaton, “Merry Xmas, Vivien darling, with all my love always – Dec. 25/’63.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket with a few tears.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 79103
“Shanghai - one of the wonder cities of the world: Rare First Edition of Shanghai of To-day-A Souvenir Album
Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1927.
First edition of this scarce pictorial album of the views of Shanghai. Quarto, original cloth-backed flexible boards, with 38 tipped-in photographs, front stamped and lettered in red on a gilt background, mounted photo label. Introduction by Owen Mortimer Green. Later editions included 50 photographs. In very good condition with some small chips and gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Rare.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 49089
First Edition of Charles Schulz's Christmas Is Together-Time; Signed by Him with a large Drawing of Snoopy
San Francisco: Determined Productions, 1964.
First edition of this early work by the creator of Peanuts. Octavo, small quarto, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, who has added a large sketch of Snoopy in a Santa hat, “For the Floripes- Charles M. Schulz.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book design by Jim Young. Rare and desirable with a sketch of Snoopy.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 120939
Rare original painting of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. After a photograph by Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner. Scottish photographer Alexander Gardner immigrated to the United States in 1856 where he became best known for his photographs of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, and the execution of the conspirators to Lincoln’s assassination. In near fine condition. In a period frame. The entire piece measures 20.75 by 16.75 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 95830
"one of the most decorative maps of the Holy Land of the 17th century": Rare engraved hand-colored map of the Holy Land
Amsterdam: Blaeu, W, 1634.
Copper engraved, hand-colored map of one of the most decorative map of the Holy Land of the 17th century. One page with hand-colored borders, the map depicts the tribes of Israel and the route the Israelites took from Egypt through Sinai into Canaan. In the sea there are three sea monsters, one of which has targeted a fishing vessel. The title cartouche is guarded by two dogs, draped with fruit, and flanked by Moses inscribing the ten commandments and a Jewish high priest. In fine condition. Double matted and framed.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 101741
Paris: A. Morel , 1875-1876.
Finely bound dictionary set of the highlights of French Architecture from the 11th to 16th century. From the library of American stained glass designer and artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. Octavo, 8 volumes, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, elaborately illustrated. With Louis C. Tiffany’s bookplate to the front pastedown and ownership signature to the front free endpaper of each volume, “Louis C. Tiffany, 1880.” In very good condition. A remarkable rarity illustrating the profound influence French architecture had on Tiffany’s work.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 92468
"The Metropolis strives to reach a mythical point where the world is completely fabricated by man, so that it absolutely coincides with his desires": First Edition of Rem Koolhaas Delirious New York; Signed by Him
New York: Oxford University, 1978.
First edition of Rem Koolhaas’ masterpiece on the architectural design of one of the most celebrated cities in the world.. Folio, original cloth. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. Laid in is a lecture pamplet given by Koolhaas. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $3,250.00 Item Number: 745
"Let us suppose you are a newcomer, and I, the guide; and in imagination, let us take a walk along this street": Scarce signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby's See My Chinese Street
Hong Kong: K. Weiss, 1954.
Signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby’s illustrated travel book. One of 250 signed numbered copies, this is number 57. Signed by E.S. Kirby. Quarto, original embroidered silk, illustrated with 112 illustrations and 7 full multi-color pages, errata slip with first edition issue points laid in as issued. OCLC locates only 11 copies of this work. Scarce.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 82605
Rare original Hilary Knight watercolor portrait of Kiss me Kate star Lisa Kirk performing at the Waldorf Astoria in 1950
Rare original Hilary Knight watercolor portrait of Kiss Me Kate Star Lisa Kirk performing at the Waldorf Astoria in 1950. Knight designed the glove for Kirk for her opener in the Waldorf’s swank Wedgewood Room which featured a slightly blue but clever parody of the serpent that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden into tasting the forbidden fruit using a long green glove. The act was received warmly by the audience. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 19 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 95365
"Less is a Bore": First Edition of Learning From Las Vegas; Signed by Both Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown with a large drawing
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1972.
First edition of this groundbreaking work. Folio, original blue cloth with illustrated frontispiece, illustrated throughout. Signed by both Robert Venturi (who has added a large drawing of Venturi’s Mother’s House) and Denise Scott Brown. With the original prospectus of the book laid in. In near fine condition. A very sharp example.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 99644
Black and White photograph taken by Pach Brothers of architect Marcel Breuer. Boldly signed by Breuer on the lower left. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.8 inches by 21 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 67091
First Edition of Mexico South: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec; Inscribed by Miguel Covarrubias with two Drawings
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Tamara and John Emory with fondest regards from Rosa and Miguel Covarrubias, Mexico, March 3, 1947.” Covarrubias has added drawings of both himself and his wife Rosa to the inscription. The recipients were ballerina and actress Tamara Geva and her husband, actor John Emery. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 33005
Rare first edition of History of Los Angeles County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Fine Blocks, Manufactories, from Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability
History of Los Angeles County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Fine Blocks, Manufactories, from Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability.
Oakland: Thompson & West, 1880.
First edition of this early work on Los Angeles county. Quarto, original leather backed cloth, gilt titles. Illustrated with 86 lithographed plates (two of them double-page); hand-colored lithographed map. In very good condition. From the library of the Ebell of Los Angeles, inscription. Rare in the original binding.
Price: $2,850.00 Item Number: 120454
New York: Tashen, 2009.
First edition of the most comprehensive volume on the work of Zaha Hadid. Folio, original boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Zaha Hadid on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 26063
"The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day": CHUCK YEAGER BELL X-1 SPEED OF SOUND SIGNED AUTO ROCKET
Model of the Bell X-1, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 14 inches in length, 10 inches in height and 11 inches in width. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 100398
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939.
They Went Looking High and Low Lithograph of Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline in Monmartre at Sacre Coeur, on wove paper, the illustration first published in the first edition of Madeline published in 1939. The lithograph measures 26 inches by 20 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right, and in lower left image. Double matted and framed.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 119232
Rare original watercolor fashion illustration by American artist Hilary Knight for Chanel. In an envelope affixed to the rear of the framed piece is the original tissue guard featuring an inscription in Knight’s hand, “A Chanel School Girl stops for a spring sniff of the camelia trees outside of the Place Vendome Step” and “A construction worker takes a smoke break to admire the astonishing set piece in the newly refurbished Grand Palais.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 17 inches.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 95329
Large drawing by the caricaturist Jeff Sparks, boldly signed by Salvador Dali, “Dali, 1952.” Also signed by Sparks. The drawing measures 14 inches by 21 inches. Matted and framed, entire piece measures 19 inches by 26.5 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 22003
Bugantics: The Bugatti Owners Club Magazine London. Buggatti Owners Club. 1951-1955 20 Issues in 10 Volumes. Profusely illustrated with photographs, tables, advertising, drawings. Octavo, bound in publisher’s original pictorial gilt titled and decorated binding notebooks. Run extends: Volume 1 No.2 (September 1931) – Volume 18 No. 4 (December 1955). Also, an extremely rare copy of the original Parts Catalogue for the renowned Bugatti Type 57. Twenty detailed schematic plates in a spread pin folder from 1935. Also, the original sales brochure for the Bugatti Type 57 8 cylinder 3.3 litre 4 seater Saloon model.1935. Three original sales brochures for the Bugatti Type 55 2.3 litre Supercharged Roadster and the Bugatti Type 57 3.3. Litre 4 Passenger Coupe. c.1935. (brochures are the same). One single sheet announcement for the issue of the Bugatti 400 CV. 1935. One single Spec sheet for the Bugatti Type 57, 1939. One single price sheet for various Bugatti models, 1934. One original sales brochure for the Bugatti Type 101 Berline and Coach models. c.1951. The ephemera is contained in an original Art Deco styled Bugatti, decorative gilt stamped cardboard portfolio c. 1935.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 22091
First Edition of "the Master of Modernism" Marcel Breuer's Sun and Shadow: The Philosophy of An Architect; Inscribed by Him
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “To the Walter Paepcke with best regards, Marcel Breuer.” The recipient, Walter Paepcke was an industrialist and philanthropist most noted for his founding of the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Skiing Company in the early 1950s, both of which helped transform the town of Aspen, Colorado into an international resort destination and popularize the sport of skiing in the United States. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Books signed and inscribed by Marcel Breuer are scarce.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 22041
New York : Rizzoli Press, 2004.
First edition of this comprehensive work on Zaha Hadid. Quarto, 4 volumes, original boards, illustrated. Boldly signed by Zaha Hadid in all four of the volumes at Yale University. In fine condition. The original plastic case is in fine condition. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 75644