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21 (Sloan, John). Brooks, Van Wyck JOHN SLOAN: A Painter's Life
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1955. First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Tiny crimp to spine head, else a bright, fine copy in brown over yellow cloth, with printed spine label; in a somewhat edgeworn, lightly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. With 25 illustrations, including photo-frontis portrait of Sloan. 246 pages. 
Biography of the influential American artist perhaps best known as a member of "The Eight" who painted the street life of New York City. Brooks and Sloan were friends, and Sloan's widow granted access to the artist's diaries and personal papers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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22 (Wister, Owen; Remington, Frederic). Vorpahl, Ben Merchant; foreword by Wallace Stegner MY DEAR WISTER: The Frederic Remington-Owen Wister Letters
Palo Alto, California: American West Publishing Company, (1972). 0910118248 / 9780910118248 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, with a tiny dot of stain to upper page edges, in terra cotta cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a lightly rubbed, mildly soiled dust jacket. 343 pages, including index. 
Illustrated with photos, reproductions of Remington art, and facsimiles of his illustrated letters, an examination of the unusual friendship between these two cultural giants of the American West. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by author Vorpahl. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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23 Aiken, Conrad; Cummings, E.E.; Russell, Bertrand; Pound, Ezra, et alia THE DIAL, April 1922
Greenwich, Connecticut: The Dial Publishing Company, 1922. Volume LXXII Number 4. Mild soiling, a few minor edge tears, thus about near fine, in perfect-bound printed wraps. Digest-sized periodical. 
Subjects include George Sand, Napoleon, Donald Evans. Other contributors include: Padraic Colum, Kenneth Burke, Gilbert Seldes, John Gould Fletcher, Wittner Bynner. Artwork by Henri-Matisse, Alfeo Faggi, Sidney D. Carlyle, Wilhelm Lehmbruck. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Palm Desert, Calif: Desert Magazine, 1960. B0006AXBSM First edition, first printing. Inscribed or SIGNED by the author and six artists. Hardcover. Black marker price and date to the front pastedown endpaper, old newspaper clippings (now removed) have tanned the front endpapers, minor shelfwear and mild soiling to the covers, else near fine in orange cloth with gilt titles; lacks dust jacket. Quarto. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by Ainsworth. Artists Paul Lauritz, Orpha Klinker, John W. Hilton, Burt Procter, R. Brownell McGrew,and Bill Bender have all SIGNED or inscribed at their individual entries. A unique copy of this notable and influental collection! 
Price: 500.00 USD
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25 Anderson, Sherwood; Lowell, Amy; Fry, Roger; Aldington, Richard; Yeats; Schnitzler, et alia THE DIAL, October 1922
Greenwich, Connecticut: The Dial Publishing Company, 1922. Volume LXII Number 4. Some loss of overlapped edge of lower front cover, else fine, in perfect-bound printed wraps. Digest-sized periodical. 
Subjects include Oedipus Tyrannus, Euphues, M. Jean Marchand. Other contributors include: Elizabeth Coatsworth, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Malcolm Cowley, Kenneth Burke. Artwork by Marc Chagall, Jules Pascin, Claude Braglon, Jean Marchand. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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26 Anderson, Sherwood; Lowell, Amy; Lawrence, D.H.; Williams, William Carlos; Pound, Ezra, et alia THE DIAL, February 1922
Greenwich, Connecticut: The Dial Publishing Company, 1922. Volume LXXII, Number 2. Mild soiling, a few minor edge tears, thus about near fine, in perfect-bound printed wraps. Digest-sized periodical. 
Subjects include Flaubert, E.A. Robinson, Whitman, H.D. Other contributors include: Padraic Colum, Kenneth Burke, Hendrik Willem Van Loon, May Sinclair, Gilbert Seldes. Artwork by Mina Loy, John Marin, Emanuel Fay, Carl Sprinchorn. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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27 Ashe, Gordon. (Pseudonym of John Creasey) DOUBLE FOR DEATH
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1969). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Series character: Patrick Dawlish. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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28 Bantock, Nick THE ARTFUL DODGER: Images & Reflections
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2000). 0811827526 / 9780811827522 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth, with decorative endsheets; in a price-clipped, but otherwise fine dust jacket. Square quarto. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author/artist. 
"My work is a rag-bag, a dice box, a wheel of fortune, and I am mongrel with a passion for parallax views."--Bantock. From the creator of GRIFFIN & SABINE, an artistic autobiography, with hundreds of stunningly imagined and brilliantly executed works. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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29 Benjamin, Susan THE FIRST 25 YEARS OF HALCYON DAYS ENAMELS: The Revival of an 18th-Century Craft
(London): Benjamin Dent, (1995). 0950580619 / 9780950580616 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title page. Hardcover. Mild crimp to lower spine edge, nearly fine in pebbled red boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket. Square quarto. 
A detailed, illustrated history of box enamels is followed by 104 pages of descriptive enamel selections on striking color plates--a beautiful book production! 152 pages; design co-operation list; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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30 Beurdeley, Michel CHINESE FURNITURE
Tokyo, New York & San Francisco: Kadansha International, (1979). B000MTHXV8 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket; in an as new slipcase. Just removed from the shrinkwrap to verify the edition. Quarto. [200] pages; appendices. Over 230 plates. Many in full color. 
A comprehensive study based on rare pieces that can be accurately dated in museums and private collections, on excavations of furniture and model furniture in complete sets from tombs of the Ming dynasty. Translated by Katherine Watson. Scarce! As NEW! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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31 Black, Lionel RANSOM FOR A NUDE
New York: Stein & Day, (1972). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Lionel Black is the pseudonym under which Dudley Barker, newspaper writer, editor, novelist, biographer, etc., contributed 17 novels to the mystery genre. This thriller features the theft of a valuable master painting from a maximum security room. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Chicago/Paris: J. Philip O'Hara, Inc./Trianon Press, 1972. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Nearly fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine stamping; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. With an Introduction and Commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. 
Series of eerily beautiful, witty and utterly original water-colors executed by Blake in 1797, but not shown to the public until a Tate exhibition in 1971. All 116 paintings are reproduced in monochrome, and 16 are rendered in full-color. A revelation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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33 Bogner, Norman THE DEADLIEST ART
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2001). 0312868561 / 9780312868567 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This novel makes a baker's dozen for the acclaimed Beverly Hills author and is the long awaited sequel for TO DIE IN PROVENCE featuring criminal investigator Michel Danton and his art professor fiancée, Jennifer Bowen. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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34 Bohm, Willard THE AESTHETICS OF VISUAL POETRY 1914-1928
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1986). 0521306973 / 9780521306973 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in bright carmine cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and black; in a faintly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Arguing that "visual poetry is one of the hallmarks of our age, like jazz and abstract art," Bohm analyzes its diverse manifestations during the early decades of the 20th century. 228 pages, including index. Illustrated, of course, throughout. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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35 Burroughs, William, et alia 86: BULLETIN FROM NOTHING #2
San Francisco: (Mary Beach), 1965. First edition, first printing. Very mild creasing, faint soiling, and the inevitable age-darkening to covers, thus a nearly fine copy; 8.5x11 inch folded sheets laid into illustrated cardstock covers; the front cover shows a wild-eyed Burt Lancaster wielding a very big knife. 
This issue of the beat lit journal features Burroughs' "Palm Sunday Tape"; poetry, prose, collages and artwork, by Mary Beach, Claude Pelieu, Norman Mustill, Charles Plywell, Roxie Powell, Bob Kaufman, Jeff Nuttall, Chano Pozo. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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36 Caldwell, Ian & Thomason, Dustin THE RULE OF FOUR
(New York, New York): The Dial Press, (2004). 0385337116 / 9780385337113 First edition, later printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A mysterious coded manuscript, an Ivy League murder, and the secrets of a Renaissance prince collide memorably in this debut novel of literary suspense that weaves together intrigue, scholarship, art and treachery. "Extraordinary."--Nelson DeMille. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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37 Canning, Victor VANISHING POINT
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1983. 0688011071 / 9780688011079 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in silver-lettered, pale-blue cloth shelfback over cream boards; in a midly age-toned, else fine dust jacket which shows one tiny tiny edge tear to lower rear panel. 
When art forger Maurice Crillon's mother dies, mysteries about his birth are uncovered that entangle him in an adventure that makes him the quarry of two nations and the Mafia. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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38 Charansonney, Roger GOYA: Premiere Periode 1746-1807; and II: Periode Tragique 1808-1828
Rue Saint-Georges, Paris: Le Mussee Personnel, circa 1967. First edition, first printing: two volume set. Quartos. Hardcover. Near fine with mild uniform age-toning to perimeters; Volume I in red binding-material over folding linen-card case with gilt titles to the front cover and spine; Volume II: (mirrors Vol.I except hardcover) red over linen-backed boards with gilt titles. 
Arranged geographically, this charming set of Goya's art with 32 total, striking tipped-on color plates has commentary in french. Vol. I includes a catalogue with a detailed map, and 16 loose, quality tipped-on plates ready for framing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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39 Chavez, Ignacio, Doctor DIEGO RIVERA: Sus Frescos, En El Instituto Nacional De Cardiologia Por El Doctor Ignacio Chavez, Miembro Fundador De "El Colegio Nacional"
Mexico, D.F: (Propiedad de la Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiologia, 1946. First edition: One of thirty Roman numerated Contributor Copies; this being copy XXIII. Faint staining along the top edges of front and rear endpapers, not affecting interior pages, tape marks on front pastedown, cloth backed boards have some edge wear and barely noticable stains at the top edges. 
Quarto. Warren Meek contributed the vignettes and embellished the capitol letters for this work; and this copy has been inscribed in ink, "Property of Warren Meek, Mexico City, 1946." Numerous tipped-in plates adorn this handsome tribute. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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40 Chessman, Harriet Scott OHIO ANGELS
New York/Toronto: Seven Stories Press, (2002). 1583225196 / 9781583225196 First edition thus: Advance reading copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
In this debut novel, the biographer of artist Mary Cassatt features a painter at a crossroads in life and career. The painter returns to her Ohio hometown and links up with a childhood girlfriend who has abandoned natural literary talents. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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