Irving Penn: Drawings.
Item Number: 965
New York: Apparition, 1999.
First edition of the photographer’s first and only volume regarding his personal drawings. Folio, original cloth. Inscribed by Irving Penn. Fine in fine dust jacket.
Irving Penn was an internationally known American photographer who became popular for his work in fashion photography. He worked at Vogue magazine, and he photographed for Issey Miayke and Clinique. His work serves as an example of excellent photography even today. Irving Penn said befittingly of his work, "[s]ensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is one they would like to show the world. Very often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe" (1975). His photography is reverently held at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, both of which also hold collections of personal materials that relate to Penn's career.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Bullfinch Press, 2001.
First edition. Tall quarto, original beige cloth. Signed by Irving Penn on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Harmony Books, 1980.
First edition of this collection of photographs of flowers taken between 1967-1973. Quarto, original beige cloth. Signed by the author in the year of publication, “Irving Penn New York 1980” on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960.
First edition. Large quarto, original beige cloth, original pictorial slipcase. Inscribed, “For Alexander Irving Penn." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. The slipcase is in near fine condition with just a touch of wear. A very sharp example.
“I PREFERRED THE LIMITED TASK OF DEALING ONLY WITH THE PERSON HIMSELF, AWAY FROM THE ACCIDENTALS OF HIS DAILY LIFE, SIMPLY IN HIS OWN CLOTHES AND ADORNMENTS, ISOLATED IN MY STUDIO”: FIRST EDITION OF WORLDS IN A SMALL ROOM; SIGNED BY IRVING PENN
New York: Grossman, 1974.
First edition of the photographer’s second monograph and many consider to be among his finest. Quarto, original beige cloth. Signed by Irving Penn. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it; it is in one word, effective": First Edition of Moments Preserved; Warmly Inscribed by Irving Penn
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960.
First edition. Large quarto, original beige cloth, original pictorial slipcase. Inscribed by Irving Penn, “For ______ and ______ with affecitionate greetings from an old friend." Fine in a fine near dust jacket. Slipcase is about fine condition. Includes the original brown paper covering from Simon and Schuster, which is worn. Roth 101, pp. 158-159; Hasselblad pp. 186-7.
"A seminal work on garden design": First Edition of Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens
New York: The Century Company, 1904.
First edition. Quarto, original dark green cloth, top edge gilt. With 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations. In near fine condition with some light rubbing and wear. A very nice example.
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.
“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further”: KEITH HARING AUTOGRAPH SIGNED NOTE
Autograph note signed by Keith Haring with his address and phone number, “Keith Haring 676 Broadway NYC 10012 212-228-4096 Send me your picture – Keith” on personal stationary featuring his ‘Radiant Baby’ image. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 15.5 inches.
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.