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Upcoming Shows:

Santa Monica Antiquarian Book and Paper Fair. February 9-10 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

More information available at Santa Monica Book Fair. We will be in booth 211. 

46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair. February 15-17 at the Concourse Exhibition Center.

More information available at San Francisco Book Fair. We will be in booth 512.

We have a limited number of passes still left for both shows, please contact us if you are interested in one.

 

124360 (ADLER, David) THORNE, Martha, Richard Guy Wilson, Pauline C. Metcalf and Ghenete Zelleke. David Adler, Architect The Elements of Style (Signed). Chicago, IL and New Haven, CT: The Art Institute of Chicago in association with Yale University Press, 2002. Second printing. Hardcover. Foreword by Robert A.M. Stern. Essays by Richard Guy Wilson, Pauline C. Metcalf, and Ghenete Zelleke. Includes new color photographs by Bob Harr and Hedrich Blessing. Includes 265 illustrations with 104 color and 161 quadratones. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by Martha Thorne on the half title and additionally inscribed by two other people. Uncommon thus. Item #124360 
Price: $200.00  
124327 ANTONINUS, Brother (William Everson) & Allen Say. A Canticle To The Waterbirds (Signed Limited Edition). Berkeley, CA: EIZO, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Copy 28 from an edition of only 200 copies. Introduction by Brother Antoninus accompanies this long poem. Includes striking black and white photographs by Allen Say. A close to near fine copy with the usual darkening the gutters due to the glue and with a tiny bit of wear to the corners without dust jacket as issued. Signed by both Antoninus and Say on the limitation page. Original prospectus laid in. A lovely copy. Item #124327 
Price: $125.00  
124215 (BACON, Francis) ROTHENSTEIN, John and Ronald Alley. Francis Bacon. New York: The Viking Press, 1964. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. First printing. Introduction by John Rothenstein. Catalogue raisonne and documentation by Ronald Alley. Includes 27 color plates and 260 black and white illustrations. A tight and clean very near fine copy in a close to near fine dust jacket with some minor lamination issues to the gutter of the front panel and a tiny chip to the base of the spine. A terrific copy of one of the more important books on Bacon. Item #124215 
Price: $950.00  
123547 BECHER, Bernd and Hilla. Industrial Facades. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1998. Second printing. Hardcover. Introduction by Klaus Bussmann. Includes 264 duotone images of various industrial settings. A very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. Item #123547 
Price: $200.00  
124316 BULGARI, Constantino G. Argentieri Gemmari E Orafi D'Italia 2 Volume Set (Signed Association Copy). rome: Lorenzo Del Turco. Presumed first editions. Hardcover. Two volume set. Both volumes have Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy bookplates on the second page and each also has the Sotheby's "The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis" bookplate on the front pastedown. Text in Italian. Includes numerous tipped in color plates. Volume one is in very good condition with some fraying to the spine ends and slight bumping to the corners in an about good dust jacket that has numerous edge chips and tears and some soiling. Volume two is in very good condition with bumping to the corners and some fraying to the spine ends in about good dust jacket that has a number of chips, tears and is somewhat soiled. Signed and warmly inscribed in Volume 1: "To Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy lover of fine arts with deep respect Constantin G. Bulgari Rome July 16th, 1963." A terrific copy with a great provenance. Item #124316  
Price: $1,500.00  
123892 BURKE, James Lee. Black Cherry Blues (Signed First Edition). Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The third book to feature Dave Robicheaux and the winner of the Edgar Award. A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket that has some very slight wear. Signed and inscribed by Burke on the second half title page: To Marc, with best wishes and appreciation, Jim Burke." A very nice copy with an inscription to someone who presumably was friendly with the author. Item #123892  
Price: $125.00  
123826 CLANCY, Tom. Red Storm Rising (Signed First Edition). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The second book from the author of "The Hunt for Red October." A tight very near with a small soiled spot to the bottom of the page edges in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Clancy on the half title page. A very nice copy. Item #123826  
Price: $100.00  
123856 COOVER, Robert. The Old Man (Signed Broadside). Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1982. First edition. Attractive large broadside that measures 22.5" x 15" and has an illustration by Vance Gerry. Copy 37 of 150. A fine copy. Signed by both Coover. Item #123856 
Price: $75.00  
124304 CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Sword: Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign June and July 1812. New York: Viking, 1983. First U.S edition. Hardcover. First printing. The first entry in the Sharpe series. A very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. One of the hardest books to find in the series. Item #124304 
Price: $200.00  
124326 DEANE, Seamus. While Jewels Rot. Belfast, Ireland: Festival Publications, 1966. First edition. Softcover. Deane's uncommon first book, a slim chapbook collection of 10 poems. A fine copy in stapled wrappers. Item #124326 
Price: $950.00  
124356 DECARAVA, Roy. Roy DeCarava: Photographs. Houston, TX: Museum of Fine Arts, 1975. First edition. Softcover. 75 pages. Exhibition catalog for a major retrospective show that ran September 12 through October 26, 1975. Introduction by Alvia Wardlaw Short. Includes numerous black and white images. A close to near fine copy in stapled wrappers that are somewhat rubbed. Item #124356  
Price: $65.00  
124285 FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Dearly Beloved. Iowa City: Windhover Press, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. One of 300 numbered copies. A posthumously released short story from the author of "The Great Gatsby." Includes a note by Matthew J. Bruccoli and graphics by Byron Burford. A near fine copy in paper covered boards with leather spine but with some minor wear to the base of the spine and some slight bumping to the top corners. An attractive fine press book. Item #124285
Price: $125.00  
123883 FRIEDLANDER, Lee. Lee Friedlander Portraits. Boston, MA: New York Graphic Society, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Foreword by R. B. Kitaj. A collection of 71 black and white portrait photographs. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. A remarkably fresh copy and easily one of the nicest copies I've ever seen. Item #123883   
Price: $250.00  
124313 GARDNER, John. Grendel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Gardner's classic retelling of the Beowulf tale thru the eyes of the monster. Includes illustrations by Emil Antonucci. A close to near fine copy with some foxing to the fore edge of the pages in a very near fine dust jacket with a small crease to the front flap but with none of the ususual fading. A very nice and bright copy. Item #124313 
Price: $150.00  
123490 GRIFFITHS, Philip Jones. Vietnam Inc. New York: Collier Books, 1971. First edition. The simultaneous softcover issue of his classic first book. A collection of gritty black and white images. A very good plus copy in photo-illustrated wrappers with a slant to the spine and some very minor creasing to the corners. A nice copy of one of the most powerful photography books on the Vietnam war. (Parr & Badger v2, 250). Item #123490 
Price: $125.00  
124214 HEANEY, Seamus. Poems and a Memoir (Signed Limited Edition). New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 2000 copies. A beautifully conceived and executed book from the Irish poet who went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Printed at the Wild Carrot Letterpress. Introduction by Thomas Flanagan. Illustrated by Henry Pearson. A very near fine copy in a very near fine slipcase. Signed by Heaney, Flanagan and Pearson. Item #124214  
Price: $450.00  
124315 HEANEY, Seamus. Electric Light (Signed First Edition). London: Faber and Faber, 2001. First British edition. Hardcover. First printing. A collection of poems from the 1995 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A fine and tight copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Heaney on the title page. Item #124315  
Price: $125.00  
123823 HELLER, Joseph. Closing Time (Signed Limited Edition). New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. One of 750 numbered and specially bound copies of this sequel to his classic "Catch 22." A very fine copy in a very fine slipcase and still in the original shrinkwrap. Signed by Heller on the limitation page. Item #123823  
Price: $125.00  
123417 HIAASEN, Carl. Tourist Season (Signed First Edition). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. His first solo book. A comic mystery set in Florida. A close to near fine and tight copy with an owner signature to the front free endpaper in a near fine dust jacket with a small tear to the top of the spine and some very slight wear to the top corner. Signed and inscribed by Hiaasen on the title page. Item #123417  
Price: $100.00  
123902 ISHERWOOD, Christopher. A Single Man. London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Isherwood's masterful short novel. The basis for the Tom Ford directed movie with Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. A near fine copy with a slight bump to the bottom rear corner in a close to near fine price clipped dust jacket with a small tear and associated crease to the base of the front panel. Item #123902  
Price: $150.00  
124432 JOHNS, Jasper. Technics and Creativity Gemini Gel. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1971. First edition. A beautiful production done in a plastic case. Contains a two-color lithograph by Jasper Johns titled "Target 1970" and includes watercolor paints, a brush and a copy of Johns' signature. A catalog for the show at MOMA. Included is a catalog with 364 illustrations and an essay by Riva Castleman. Among those featured are Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella. A fine copy of the booklet and with all of the other components in very near fine condition as well, including no wear to the paints and with the brush still attached. A much nicer than usual copy. Item #124432  
Price: $200.00  
124218 KENNA, Michael. Japan (Signed First Edition). Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. First printing of only 4000 copies. Beautifully printed book that includes 93 tritone plates reproduced 1:1 from the original sepia toned silver gelatin prints. Designed by Hideyuki Taguchi and Chris Pichler. A fine copy in red silk binding without dust jacket as issued and in a close to near fine black silk covered chemise. Signed by Kenna. An exquisite production. Item #124218  
Price: $300.00  
124329 KERTESZ, Andre. Distortions. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. A beautifully printed collection of Kertesz's long fascination with the nude as seen thru the prism of a mirror that caused distortions to occur. A fine and tight copy in a close to near fine dust jacket with a tear to the base of the front panel with a faint associated crease. Otherwise, a very fresh copy. Item #124329 
Price: $450.00  
123894 MAILER, Norman. Advertisements For Myself (Signed First Edition). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The fifth book from the author of "The Naked and the Dead." A collection short stories, essays and reviews. A very good plus copy with the bookplate of editor and co-founder of StoryQuarterly Delores Weinberg on the front pastedown in a very good plus with some minor foxing, edgewear and some fading to the spine. Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper: To Sid and Dolores(sic)Weinberg after waiting for Midnight Cheers Norman Mailer Dec 1968." A nice association copy. Item #123894 
Price: $200.00  
124353 McCULLIN, Donald. Is Anyone Taking Any Notice? Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. A powerful collection of black and white photographs and comments by McCullin along with phrases drawn from the 1970 Nobel Lecture by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. A close to near fine copy with some of the usual separation to the binding in a very good plus dust jacket that has some edge tears, wear and a small chip to the base of the spine. A nicer copy than usual of this vastly underrated book. Item #124353 
Price: $200.00  
123487 MERRILL, James. Divine Comedies: Poems (Signed First Edition). New York: Atheneum, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Review copy with slip laid in of this Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poems. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Merrill on the title page. A lovely copy. Item #123487 
Price: $175.00  
124216 (MOTHERWELL, Robert) ARNASON, H.H. Robert Motherwell (Signed). New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1982. Second edition. Hardcover. A new and revised edition of this important monograph. Introduction by Dore Ashton. Text by H.H. Arnason. Interview with Motherwell by Barbaralee Diamonstein. Includes 332 illustrations with 116 color plates. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed and warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper thus: For Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow- for a most memorable & pleasurable evening. Renate & Robert Mothwell Boston 1987." The recipient- Arthur Vershbow was a major book and art collector. Item #124216 
Price: $750.00  
124152 NICHOLSON, Ben. Ben Nicholson: Drawings, Paintings and Reliefs 1911-1968. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Large monograph on this important English artist. Introduction by John Russell. Includes 298 illustrations with 78 tipped in color plates. A fine and tight copy in a very near fine dust jacket with some tanning to the spine and edge of the front panel near the spine. A lovely copy. Item #124152 
Price: $250.00  
123881 PENMAN, Sharon Kay. Here Be Dragons (Signed First Edition). New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. 704 pages. Her massive second book, a historical novel. A tight very near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a small tear to the base of the spine and another small tear to the top of the front panel. Signed by Penman on the half-title page. Item #123881  
Price: $125.00  
123893 PERELMAN, S.J. The Road to Miltown or, Under the Spreading Atrophy (Signed First Edition). New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. A collection of 34 short stories. A very good plus copy with some minor foxing to the boards and some foxing to the endpapers and a small owner signature to the front free endpaper in a very good Ben Shahn illustrated dust jacket that has some foxing, minor edge wear and some fading to the spine. Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Delores and Sid Weinberg cordially S.J. Perelman." The recipients were the co-founders of StoryQuarterly which was a terrific literary journal. A very nice association copy of a book that seldom appears signed. Item #123893 
Price: $500.00  
124426 PONTI, Gio, Ugo La Pietra (editor), Enzo Frateli, Agoldomenico Pica, Vittoriano Vigano. Gio Ponti. New York: Rizzoli, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. 406 pages. Retrospective monograph on this important Italian architect and designer. edited by Ugo La Pietra. Essays by Enzo Frateli, Agoldomenico Pica, Vittoriano Vigano and with contributions by many others. Includes numerous color and black and white illustrations. A tight very good copy with bumping to the corners and the bottom of the spine in a very good plus dust jacket with corresponding bumping to the corners. Item #124426 
Price: $125.00  
124422 (PUCCI, Emilio) KENNEDY, Shirley. Pucci: A Renaissance in Fashion. New York: Abbeville Press, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Foreword by Helen Gurley Brown. Afterword by Emilio Pucci. Attractive retrospective look at this important Italian fashion designer. Includes numerous color and black and white images. A very near fine copy in colorful boards that reproduce Pucci designed cloth without dust jacket as issued. Item #124422 
Price: $200.00  
124429 (SERRA, Richard) MCSHINE, Kynaston, Lynne Cooke. Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. 420 pages. Published in conjuction with a major show that ran June 3 through September 10, 2007. Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry. Conversation with Richard Serra and Kynaston McShine. Essays by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, John Rajchman, and Lynne Cooke. Includes 381 tritone reproductions. A fine and tight copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #124429
Price: $200.00  
124111 SIMIC, Charles. Nine Poems: A Childhood Story (Signed First Edition). Cambridge, MA: Exact Change, 1989. First edition. Large softcover. 23 pages. One of only 500 copies. A near fine copy in orange paper wrappers. Although not called for this copy is signed by Simic on the front free endpaper. Item #124111  
Price: $125.00  
124259 SIMIC, Charles. Something Large is in The Woods (Signed Broadside First Edition). Cambridge, MA: Pressed Wafer, 2002. First edition. A broadside printed on the occasion of a reading in Boston. Measures 8" x 11". Letter E of 26 lettered copies. A very near fine copy with some very light creasing to the bottom right corner. Signed by Simic. Scarce. Item #124259  
Price: $125.00  
124323 SKREBNESKI, Victor and Laura Jacobs. The Art of Haute Couture (Signed First Edition). New York: Abbeville Press, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Text by Jacobs and illustrated throughout with color photographs by Skrebneski. Includes the creations of many of the luminaries of the fashion world such as Chanel, Dior, Ferre, Yves Saint Laurent, Ungaro, Versace and many many others. A close to near fine copy with a scratch to the rear board in a close to near fine dust jacket that has some scratching to the rear panel. Otherwise a very nice copy. Signed and inscribed by Skrebneski on the rear endpaper as is his custom. Item #124323   
Price: $175.00  
124424 UPDIKE, John. Of The Farm. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The fourth novel from the author of "Rabbit, Run." A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a minute bit of wear to the top of the spine. A bright and fresh copy. Item #124424  
Price: $75.00  
124445 (VREELAND, Diana) MARTIN, Richard and Harold Koda. Diana Vreeland: Immoderate Style. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. First edition. Softcover. A 31 page booklet accompanied by 37 loose sheets, some of which are folded. Foreword by Philippe de Montebello. Text by Richard Martin and Harold Koda. Includes numerous color and black and white illustrations. A fine copy of the stapled booklet with the loose sheets in fine condition and housed in a fine slipcase that is still in the original shrinkwrap only slit at the aperture. A lovely copy. Item #124445  
Price: $375.00  


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