"the greatest building of our time" (Philip Johnson) First Edition of Frank Gehrys Monograph on the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Signed by Him
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Item Number: 4597
New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1998.
First edition. Quarto, original boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by Frank Gehry at the preface.
Wonderfully Illustrated throughout- photographs and sketches of this architectural masterpiece and landmark of which Philip Johnson called, "the greatest building of our time."
Other Books by this Author
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.
First edition of the Canadian-born American architect’s book of architectural drawings. Octavo, original cloth, silver endpapers, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For William, Frank Gehry 2005.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Essays by Horst Bredekamp, Rene Daalder, and Mark Rappolt. Commentary by Frank Gehry, Edwin Chan, and Craig Webb. Edited by Mark Rappolt and Robert Violette.
New York: Rizzoli, 1999.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrations throughout. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Edited by Mildred Friedman. Essay by Michael Sorkin. Commentary by Gehry throughout.
New York: Abrams, 2001.
First edition of this work on the architect Frank Gehry. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Fine in near fine dust jacket.
First Edition of the First Monograph on Frank Gehry's Masterpiece The Walt Disney Concert Hall; Signed by Him
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
First edition of this volume on Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Preface by Deborah Borda. Introduction by Frank Gehry. With essays by Richard Koshalek and Dana Hutt, Carol McMichael Reese, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Michael Wood. Photography by Grant Mudford.
New York: Electra, 2003.
First paperback edition. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers. In fine condition. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page.
New York: Rizzoli, 2005.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Illustrated and with commentary by Gehry throughout.
"Charm is a grace. Some lucky people are born with it, but you can earn it": First edition of Eleanore King's Guide to Glamor; Inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1957.
First edition of Eleanore King’s comprehensive guide to charm and poise. Quarto, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh in the year of publication, “For Lovely Vivien Leigh who is the essence of anyone’s “Guide To Glamor.” With every good wish, Eleanore King Kalmus.” The author of Glorify Yourself, Guide to Glamour and Mr. Technicolor, Eleanor King Kalmus became a famous Hollywood beauty consultant in Los Angeles in the early 1950’s, developing close relationships with many of the most iconic actresses of the era, including Vivien Leigh. Eleanore King’s daughter, Eleanore Cammack King, later went on to play “Bonnie Blue Butler”, the headstrong daughter of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (played by Clarke Gable and Vivienne Leigh) in the 1939 epic American historical romance Gone with the Wind at the age of five. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears and chips to the spine. Jacket photography by Burt Owen. A unique association copy.
Photographic portrait of Henry James by John Singer Sargent, boldly signed by James and Sargent. The portrait measures 10.5 inches by 13 inches. Double matted and framed. In fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by both James and Sargent.
First edition of Ackermann's Historical Sketch of Moscow; With the 12 original hand-colored aquatint plates; In the rare original boards
R. Ackermann, 1813.
First edition of this stunning work. Folio, original boards. Illustrated with 12 hand-colored aquatint plates. This work was issued in both colored and black and white plates. Rare in this colored state and in the original boards. Abbey Travel 224; Tooley 262.
Engraved bust portrait of Albert Einstein by Hermann Struck. Signed at lower right by Albert Einstein and the artist Hermann Struck. This was the artist’s proof and is cited by him writing (“proof”) on the lower right, in pencil, next to Einstein’s signature. The engraving measures 7 inches by 10.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 20 inches. Rare and desirable.