First Edition of Rem Koolhaas' Delirious New York; Signed by Him
Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan.
Item Number: 2003
New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
First edition. Folio, original cloth. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few closed tears.
"Manhattan, Koolhaas writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." One of the great architectural classics of the second half of the 20th century.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Monacelli Press, 1994.
First edition of the re-issue of the architect’s magnum opus. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. In very good condition.
"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. 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.
London: Thames & Hudson, 1978.
First British edition. Folio, original boards. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a single closed tear.
New York: Taschen, 2001.
First editions of both volumes 1 and 2. In near fine condition, issued without dust jackets. Both volumes are signed by Rem Koolhaas.
New York: Monacelli Press, 1995.
First edition. Thick octavo, original silver boards with yellow lettering to the spine and frontispiece. Issued without a dust jacket. Signed by both Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau. In very good condition that shows light wear.
Large original signed sketch of Patty Swanson wearing a large pair of heels. Signed in the lower left by Charles Schulz. In very good condition, with some wear to the fold edges. A uniquely massive sketch from the Peanuts creator, made all the more uncommon by the presence of Patty, who was featured in the very first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. The sketch measures 32 inches by 35 inches. The entire piece measures 38.5 inches by 42 inches. Rare and desirable.
“In art, immorality cannot exist. Art is always sacred”: Autograph Letter Signed by auguste rodin one day before the opening of his first and most important exhibition in paris, france
Autographed letter signed by August Rodin on Exposition A. Rodin Place de l’Alma letterhead. In full: “Hui madame, Oui demain matin l’exposition vers 11 heures. Je serai bonne heure de vour in. Affectueusement, Rodin” which translates as: “Dear Madame, Yes, tomorrow morning the exposition starts at 11 am. At the right moment, I will see it. Affectionately, Rodin.” Written the day before the opening of Rodin’s first solo exhibition in France at the Pavillion de l’Alma in Paris, a space specially built for the exhibition in 1900 to coincide with the Exposition Universelle, or Paris World Fair. Matted and framed with a photograph portrait of Rodin and one of his clay-sculpted female nudes. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 20.75 inches.
"WHEN THE HAMMER IS STILL, EVERYONE IN GLASGOW NEED FEEL SOME APPREHENSION": Finely Bound first edition of History of the Hammermen of Glasgow; dedicated to edward, prince of wales
London: Alexander Gardner, Paisley, 1912.
First edition with calligraphic dedication page to Edward, Prince of Wales bound in, “Presented by The Master Court of the Incorporation of the Hammermen of Glasgow To His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales on the occasion of his admission as an Honorary Member of the Incorporation. 9th, March 1921.” From the library of Edward, Duke of Windsor with Sotheby’s sale label, “The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, September 11 – 19, 1997.” Full red morocco by Maclehose of Glasgow with morocco turn-ins gilt. Gilt insignia to front panel, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very fine condition.
A Short History of St Bartholomew's Hospital, Specially Bound on the Occasion of the 800th Anniversary of Its Foundation; From the Library of Edward, The Duke of Windsor
A Short History of St Bartholomew’s Hospital 1123-1923, Specially Bound on the Occasion of the 800th Anniversary of Its Foundation.
London: Charles Whittingham and Griggs, Ltd, 1923.
Elaborately bound presentation copy. Octavo, full tan morocco, elaborately gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels with black morocco inlays, cornerpieces of thistles and flowers, front panel with central crown and gilt medallion portraits of Rahere and Harvey, silk endpapers. Full-color frontispiece illustration of The Tomb of Rahere in the Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, thirty-four black and white plates with tissue guards. Presentation plate to rear free endpaper, “Presented on the Occasion of the Eight Hundredth Anniversary of the Foundation of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Stanmore, Treasurer. On Behalf of the Governor’s of the Hospital. June 1923.” From the Library of the Edward, The Duke of Windsor. Rare and desirable.