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1 (Gat, Moshe). Tal, Miriam MOSHE GAT: Fishermen
(Tel Aviv): Am Hassefer, (1967). First edition: Contains an original lithograph, folded and attached to a preliminary page, pencil SIGNED by Gat. Hardcover. Near fine in cream cloth with a paste-on illustration to front and rear cover and lettering in gilt, with a pin-prick stain to fore-edge and a tiny tear to the fore-edge of one page; no dust jacket. Oblong small octavo. 
In English and Hebrew, and illustrated with paintings, prints and drawings, in color and b&w. The Israeli artist depicts with great affection the modest dwellings of fisherman, their lives, their ocean and the day-to-day happenings of their existence. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 (Holbein, Hans). Roberts, Jane HOLBEIN
London. Bloomsbury Books. (1988). Reprint. Hardcover. Previous owner's small address label removal mark and date in ink to front pastedown, else fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 
Over 120 illustrations, including 12 pages in full color on coated stock. The author gives a fully rounded picture of the portrait artist, draughtsman, designer of jewelry and silverware, who was the chief image-maker of the court of Henry VIII. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 (Manet, Edouard). Rand, Harry MANET'S CONTEMPLATION: At the Gare Saint-Lazare
Berkley, California: University of California Press, (1987). First edition. Octavo square. Hardcover. Remainder dot to lower edge, very slight shelfwear to lower edge, else near fine; in a dust jacket with very mild wear to spine ends, light creasing to upper edge near spine, small crease to rear flap upper edge, two scratches to front panel. 
Illustrated throughout in color and b&w, including frontispiece, on coated stock. Rand has studied Mamet's pattern of design and thought within THE GARE SAINT-LAZARE and established the reliability of the method by applying it to other paintings. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 (Matisse, Henri). Barnes, Albert C. and De Mazia, Violette THE ART OF HENRI MATISSE
Merion, PA. The Barnes Foundation Press. (1978). Facs. reprint of 1933 edition. Very fine in wraps, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Octavo trade paperback. 
Illustrated with 151 half-tone reproductions, this is an in-depth review of the early 20th century French artist who, along with Picasso, established a new generation of bright, vivid, and form-based-on-color style of painting known as Fauvism. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 (Michelangelo). Ramsdon, E.H. MICHELANGELO
London: Phaidon, (1975). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine with very mild age-toning; in a very attractive full-color illustrated price-clipped dust jacket. Folio. 
Beautifully illustrated with 32 b&w and 16 color plates of the master's most famous works, on coated stock. This book gives an informative essay which helps the reader to understand Michelangelo and to appreciate his gigantic achievement as an artist. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 (Michelangelo). Ramsdon, E.H. MICHELANGELO
London: Phaidon, (1978). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine with very mild age-toning; in a very attractive full-color illustrated price-clipped dust jacket with a slightly faded spine, a crease to the inner flap, and a few scratches to the rear panel. Folio. 
Beautifully illustrated with 32 b&w and 16 color plates of the master's most famous works, on coated stock. This book gives an informative essay which helps the reader to understand Michelangelo and to appreciate his gigantic achievement as an artist. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 (O'Keeffe, Georgia). Hogrefe, Jeffry O'KEEFFE: The Life of an American Legend
New York: Bantam Books, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with light wear to extremities, soiling of fore-edge pages; in a photo-illustrated dust jacket with light wear and nicks to extremities, nicks and creasing to spine ends, faint scratches with no ink removal to front panel. 
Illustrated with photographs and repros of paintings in b&w. This is an illuminating and in-depth biography of a great 20th century artist who, along with Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Keller, was voted one of the 12 outstanding living women of the 1930's. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 (Picasso, Pablo). Penrose, Roland THE SCULPTURE OF PICASSO
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Faint age-toning, else fine; in a dust jacket with mild age-toning, very light wear to extremities, slight creasing to upper edge of the front panel, pin-prick abrasions to rear panel. Quarto. 
260 illustrations in b&w and a tipped-in color plate as frontispiece. With text by his friend and biographer, Roland Penrose, this book was produced to coincide with a Picasso retrospective of his scuptures at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 (Pitigliani, Letizia). Benzi, Fabio PITIGLIANI
New York: Hudson Hills Press, Inc. (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Slightly splayed boards, owner's small address sticker and date in ink to front pastedown, mild creasing to the front endpaper, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket with minor wear to the extremities. Folio. 
149 color plates and 112 black-and-white illustrations on coated stock. This lavish volume captures the exuberant career and personality of Letizia Pitigliani with a comprehensive presentation of her paintings, graphic designs, and writings. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 (Remington, Frederic). Splete, Allen P. & Marilyn D., editors FREDERIC REMINGTON: Selected Letters
New York: Abbeville Press, (1988). 08659694X First edition. Hardcover. Tiny red dot on bottom page edges, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Octavo. 487 pages, selected bibliography, index; illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 (Renoir, Pierre-Auguste). Barnes, Albert C. & De Mazia, Violette THE ART OF RENOIR
Merion, PA. The Barnes Foundation Press. (1986). Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Fine in wraps, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Octavo trade paperback. Foreword by John Dewey. 
158 half-tone reproductions are included in this comprehensive look at the 19th century impressionist artist's work, and the method that must be used in any approach to the understanding and appreciation of art in all its forms. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 (Rodin, Auguste). Hale, William Harlan & the Editors of Time Life-Books THE WORLD OF RODIN: 1840-1917
New York: Time-Life Books, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Slightly splayed boards, else fine in dark green leatherette over paper-covered boards lettered in gilt, illustrated endpapers; in paper-covered slipcase with a paste-on photo of Rodin's THE THINKER silhouetted against the evening sky. 
Illustrated throughout with photographs of sculptures and photo-repros of drawings and paintings in color and b&w, an interesting look at the art of the celebrated 19th century French sculptor and includes a chronology of other artists of the time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 (Rubens, Peter Paul). Wedgewood, C.V. & the Editors of Time-Life Books THE WORLD OF RUBENS: 1577 - 1640
New York: Time Incorporated, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in light brown leatherette over paper-covered boards with lettering in gilt, illustrated end-papers; in paper-covered slipcase with paste-on portrait of Rubens' LE CHAPEAU DE PAILLE. Folio. 
Illustrated throughout with drawings, etchings and paintings in color and black-and-white. This is an interesting look at the celebrated 17th century artist and his work, and includes a chronology of other artists of the time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 (Russell, Charles M.) Adams, Ramon F. & Britzman, Homer E. CHARLES M. RUSSELL: The Cowboy Artist, a Biography
Pasadena, California: Trail's End Publishing Co., Inc., (1948). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in gilt spine-lettered maroon cloth, with full-color endpaper double-spread illustration, twelve Russell plates in full-color, 37 b&w chapter heads from Russell drawings; no dust jacket. Index. 
The classic study of the definitive western artist, richly illustrated with many vintage photographs, as well as with reproductions of Russell's sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints. Checklist condensed from the bibliography by Karl Yost & Britzman. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15 (Stanton, Larry). Hockney, David, Henry Geldzahler, Tim Dlugos, Julia Mayo & Arthur Lambert, Jr. LARRY STANTON: Painting And Drawing
(Pasadena, CA): Twelvetrees Press, 1986. 0942642295 / 9780942642292 First edition. Limited to 2000 copies. Hardcover. Very fine in illustrated dust jacket--still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Quarto. [96] pages; 40 full-page illustrations with most in color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 (Therrien, Robert). Zelevansky, Lynn ROBERT THERRIEN
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000. First edition. Very fine in illustrated stiff wraps, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Quarto. 
Illustrated throughout in color and b&w, with essays by Thomas Frick and Norman Bryson, this book accompanies Therrien's exhibition at LACMA and examines the work of a contemporary artist who occupies an ambiguous zone between abstract and figurative art. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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17 (Tobey, Mark). Seitz, William C. MARK TOBEY
New York: The Museum of Modern Art/Doubleday and Co., Inc. (1962). First edition. Mild age-toning, very light wear to extremities, else near fine in illustrated stiff wraps. Square octavo. 
Illustrated in color and b&w, on coated stock. Produced after a series of conversations with the American avant-garde artist during the spring of '62, Toby was considered by artists and art dealers of Europe to be America's foremost artist of the time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 (Velazquez, Diego De Silva). Brown, Dale, and the Editors of Time-Life Books THE WORLD OF VELAZQUEZ: 1599 - 1660
New York: Time-Life Books, Inc. (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in brown leatherette over cream paper boards, decorated endpapers; in a very slightly shelfworn paper-covered slipcase with paste-on color illustration depicting Velazquez' LAS MENINAS portaying the Princess Margarita, daughter of Philip IV. Folio. 
Illustrated throughout with paintings and sketches in color and black-and-white, this is an interesting study of the art of the 17th century's most famous Spanish Baroque painter, Velazquez, who's most constant patron was King Philip IV. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 (Watteau, Jean-Antoine). Schneider, Pierre and the Editors of Time-Life Books THE WORLD OF WATTEAU: 1684 - 1721
New York: Time Incorporated, (1967). First edition. Quarto. Hardcover. Near fine in brown leatherette over cream paper boards with three small tears to spine head; in paper-covered slipcase with a paste-on color illustration depicting Watteau's MEZZETIN. 
Illustrated throughout with paintings and drawings in color and black-and-white, this is an interesting look at 18th century French society, and the art of its leading Rococo painter, Jean-Antoine Watteau. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Coke, Van Deren TAOS AND SANTE FE: The Artist's Environment 1882-1942
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1963). First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's cloth bookplate affixed to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy, in a chipped and worn pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with eight full-color plates and over eighty black-and-white reproductions. 
Study of 60 some men and women drawn to the artistic mecca of New Mexico who have made distinctive contributions to American art. Artists include Dorothy Brett, E.L. Blumenschein, Leon Gaspard, E. Hopper, Marsden Hartley, John Sloan and Georgia O' Keefe. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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