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  • WAR & THE HOLOCAUST, by ILLAN PALAT Shoah RUSSIAN TEXT by ILLAN PALAT WAR & THE HOLOCAUST, by ILLAN PALAT Shoah RUSSIAN TEXT
    ILLAN PALAT

    WAR AND THE HOLOCAUST, by ILLAN PALAT.

    TEXT IN RUSSIAN, except for an 8 page section in English.

    Self published, San Francisco, 2004. Printed by Anzori Printing.

    Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 211 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About the author ILLAN PALAT (from the BLAVATNIK ARCHIVE website):

    ******Illan Palat was born on April 10, 1924, in Ukraine. When he was three, his family had their property confiscated and was forced to move to the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. They lived and worked in Birofeld, a local kolkhoz, until Palat's father learned accounting and relocated his family to Birobidzhan. Palat was drafted in October 1942, underwent infantry training, and…

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    WAR AND THE HOLOCAUST, by ILLAN PALAT.

    TEXT IN RUSSIAN, except for an 8 page section in English.

    Self published, San Francisco, 2004. Printed by Anzori Printing.

    Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 211 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About the author ILLAN PALAT (from the BLAVATNIK ARCHIVE website):

    ******Illan Palat was born on April 10, 1924, in Ukraine. When he was three, his family had their property confiscated and was forced to move to the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. They lived and worked in Birofeld, a local kolkhoz, until Palat's father learned accounting and relocated his family to Birobidzhan. Palat was drafted in October 1942, underwent infantry training, and was sent to the front. His first combat experience was in the Battle of Kursk, where he fought on the front line in a 45mm anti-tank artillery unit. The battles were brutal, and Palat's unit suffered heavy losses. There were intermittent shortages of food and water, but there was also a strong sense of camaraderie among all soldiers, regardless of their backgrounds. In late 1943, Palat was severely wounded in the leg; he was saved by another solider, who carried him off the battlefield and into a local house. After eight months of hospitalization and multiple surgeries, Palat returned to Birobidzhan on crutches. Of the forty-three young men who were drafted from Birobidzhan with him, only two would come back. After demobilization, Palat worked as a watchmaker in Birobidzhan, until doctors advised him to move to a warmer climate because of his wound. In 1947, Palat moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, where he worked in construction. In 1977, he moved to United States and lived in New York and San Francisco. In addition to working as a contractor, he wrote the books A SOLDIER FROM BIROBIDZHAN and THE WAR AND THE HOLOCAUST.******

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  • WARREN BUFFETT Book on Contract Bridge SIGNED & LOVINGLY INSCRIBED to HIS BRIDGE PARTNER and GOOD FRIEND WARREN BUFFETT Book on Contract Bridge SIGNED & LOVINGLY INSCRIBED to HIS BRIDGE PARTNER and GOOD FRIEND

    WARREN BUFFETT Book on Contract Bridge SIGNED & LOVINGLY INSCRIBED to HIS BRIDGE PARTNER and GOOD FRIEND

    THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM OF CONTRACT BRIDGE: THE OFFICIAL BOOK ON THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM. Produced by Bridge Headquarters, Inc., New York; and Published by The John C. Winston Company, Chicago,1931.

    SIGNED and LOVINGLY INSCRIBED by the great Bridge Player and even greater Investor WARREN BUFFETT to his long-time BRIDGE PARTNER and FRIEND SHARON OSBERG.

    "To Sharon - / This was the nursery book my mother read to me at age 1. / Unfortunately she emphasized Chapter 17 / Love, / Warren".

    Chapter 17 discusses the subject of overbidding, how it can be either a disastrous move or a smart tactic. Hmm. I think Warren…

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    WARREN BUFFETT Book on Contract Bridge SIGNED & LOVINGLY INSCRIBED to HIS BRIDGE PARTNER and GOOD FRIEND

    THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM OF CONTRACT BRIDGE: THE OFFICIAL BOOK ON THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM. Produced by Bridge Headquarters, Inc., New York; and Published by The John C. Winston Company, Chicago,1931.

    SIGNED and LOVINGLY INSCRIBED by the great Bridge Player and even greater Investor WARREN BUFFETT to his long-time BRIDGE PARTNER and FRIEND SHARON OSBERG.

    "To Sharon - / This was the nursery book my mother read to me at age 1. / Unfortunately she emphasized Chapter 17 / Love, / Warren".

    Chapter 17 discusses the subject of overbidding, how it can be either a disastrous move or a smart tactic. Hmm. I think Warren applied the smart tactic part of the lesson in his business dealings!

    Not just signed and inscribed, but affectionately so.

    Sharon Osberg is not only a bridge partner to Warren Buffett but to Bill Gates as well.

    The Book: Hardcovers, faux suede leather covered boards, gilt lettering and designs on the front cover and spine (though mostly faded away on the spine), 5x7.5 inches, [2], vi, 236 pages.

    In addition to the Contract Bridge book, the lot includes 15 booklets on Bridge from the collection of Sharon Osberg. Each of the booklets has a mailing label addressed to Sharon Osberg (or Sharon Smith, her earlier married name) on the back or front cover.

    GOOD Condition: The Contract Bridge book is darkened at the spine, rubbed at the boards, and has inner pages that are lightly toned, but it is a solid, complete, nice copy. Warren Buffett's inscription on the title page is bright and clear.

    The Osberg collection of 15 Bridge booklets are in generally GOOD condition, a couple of the covers are splitting at the spine, and a few have some creases, but overall they are solid and clean, and together they provide great provenance for the book.

    Want to really know how Warren Buffett learned to invest? He learned to play Bridge, taught to him by Sharon Osberg.

    A UNIQUE TREASURE once it's gone it's gone.

    FOR IMAGES of Osberg together with Buffett and Gates, Google "Warren Buffett" "Sharon Osberg" or "Bill Gates" "Sharon Osberg", and you will find images of her with one, or the other, or both.

    FOR IMAGES of Osberg together with Buffett and Gates, Google: "Warren Buffett" "Sharon Osberg" or Google: "Bill Gates" "Sharon Osberg", and you will find images of her with one, or the other, or both.

    There is a great interview with Sharon Osberg that delves into her close relationship with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Google: "Sharon Osberg" "Warren Buffett" "SFGate" or Google: "THE BRIDGE CLUB / WHAT DO SHARON OSBERG, WARREN BUFFETT and BILL GATES SHARE? A LOVE OF BRIDGE".

    And I leave you with this tidbit:

    When Sequoia [a large Venture Capital firm] was seeking new independent directors 12 years ago, Mr. Buffett recommended Ms. Osberg. In a 2006 interview with The San Francisco Chronicle, she described Mr. Buffett as her best friend, and she has often spent Thanksgiving with him in Omaha. A former Wells Fargo executive, Ms. Osberg is perhaps best known as a world-class bridge player. She has won two world championships, and she and Mr. Buffett play bridge electronically four times a week. - NY Times 2015.

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  • WASHBURN FAMILY of NEW YORK Frank S. Washburn, Elizabeth R. Washburn, Irene Russell Washburn, WILL DISBURSEMENTS 1936, PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS 1957 WASHBURN FAMILY of NEW YORK Frank S. Washburn, Elizabeth R. Washburn, Irene Russell Washburn, WILL DISBURSEMENTS 1936, PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS 1957

    WILL DISBURSEMENTS & PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUATION related to THE WASHBURN FAMILY of NEW YORK: FRANK S. WASHBURN, b. 1855 d. 1922;

    IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN, b. 1856 d. 1957; ELIZABETH R. WASHBURN, b. 1906 d. (?). Frank S. Washburn, b. 1855 d. 1922 at age 67, founded CYANAMID CORP. in 1907 and was its President and Chairman of the Board. He was a Cornell Graduate, class of 1883. He was a Trustee of Cornell from 1895 to 1902. This Lot Consists of Two Multi Page Legal Documents: (1) IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN as Trustee of the trust created for ELIZABETH R. WASHBURN under the Last Will and Testament of FRANK S. WASHBURN, deceased. ACCOUNT OF PROCEEDINGS OF TRUSTEE. Carbon typescript in legal…

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    WILL DISBURSEMENTS & PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUATION related to THE WASHBURN FAMILY of NEW YORK: FRANK S. WASHBURN, b. 1855 d. 1922;

    IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN, b. 1856 d. 1957; ELIZABETH R. WASHBURN, b. 1906 d. (?). Frank S. Washburn, b. 1855 d. 1922 at age 67, founded CYANAMID CORP. in 1907 and was its President and Chairman of the Board. He was a Cornell Graduate, class of 1883. He was a Trustee of Cornell from 1895 to 1902. This Lot Consists of Two Multi Page Legal Documents: (1) IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN as Trustee of the trust created for ELIZABETH R. WASHBURN under the Last Will and Testament of FRANK S. WASHBURN, deceased. ACCOUNT OF PROCEEDINGS OF TRUSTEE. Carbon typescript in legal paper covers, prepared by Forrest Hyde, Attorney, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Signed by Elizabeth R. Washburn and Irene Russell Washburn. Also signed by a Westchester County, New York, Notary Public, along with his official bindstamp. 24 pages, carbons, 8.5x12 inches, paper blue lined at the margins, stapled at the top, in a blue paper cover, folded for filing. Contains lots of monetary disbursements, sales and purchases of various stocks and bonds (including lots of Cyanamid Corp), dividends, etc. Dated, where signed by the Washburns, March and April 1936. VERY GOOD condition, some creasing to the edges of the covers, signs of handling to the pages, otherwise a solid document with printing that is bright, clean, clear and fully legible. (2) ESTATE of IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN. Carbon Copy of a Professional Valuation of the Personal Property of Irene Russell Washburn, taken after her death, and dated January 1957. This piece by piece valuation was undertaken by a Professional Auctioneer retained by the Guaranty Trust Company of New York. 12 pages, carbons, 11x16 inch paper, stapled at the top. The personal property is in sections by room, i.e. LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, UPSTAIRS FOYER, and sometimes by category, i.e. STERLING SILVER. Only FAIR condition, the paper has browned, some of the carbon typescript is blurred and hard to read, the pages are all tearing and chipping at the bottom blank margin and some at the top margin as well, there are relevant handwritten notes and marks throughout, there are numerous folds where this has been folded into a small size. Nonetheless a complete and interesting inventory valuation of the entire personal property of Irene Russell Washburn at the time of her death in 1957. Dated January 1957, the year of the death of Irene Russell Washburn.

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  • WAYNE THIEBAUD: PRINTS and WORKS ON PAPER from HIS PRIVATE STUDIO Christie's WAYNE THIEBAUD: PRINTS and WORKS ON PAPER from HIS PRIVATE STUDIO Christie's

    THIEBAUD FROM THIEBAUD: PRINTS and WORKS ON PAPER from the PRIVATE STUDIO of WAYNE THIEBAUD.

    Christie's Auction Catalogue for the Auction that took place in New York on September 29, 2016.

    An amazing collection of Thiebaud Prints and Art Works On Paper that came directly from his private art studio.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 6.5x8.5 inches, 163 pages.

    97 lots, each fully described and illustrated.

    This AUCTION CATALOG is in FINE, UNUSED condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    An important and wonderful reference to Wayne Thiebaud.

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  • WAYNE THIEBAUD ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** ILLUSTRATED ART MONOGRAPH San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 1985 by Karen Tsujimoto WAYNE THIEBAUD ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** ILLUSTRATED ART MONOGRAPH San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 1985
    Karen Tsujimoto

    WAYNE THIEBAUD. An ILLUSTRATED ART MONOGRAPH, with text by Karen Tsujimoto. Published for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by the University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1985.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by WAYNE THIEBAUD on a blank prelim page: "for Roberto / Keep on painting / Thiebaud". Thiebaud's signature is accompanied by his iconic little drawing of a heart.

    Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 207 pages.

    Illustrated with 89 PLATES and 36 Figures.

    VERY GOOD condition, a touch of sunning to the spine, otherwise the book looks and feels unread or very gently read, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy.

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  • WEIRD FICTION REVIEW #9 Centipede Press NEW in SHRINKWRAP Fantasy Supernatural by S. T. Joshi, et al WEIRD FICTION REVIEW #9 Centipede Press NEW in SHRINKWRAP Fantasy Supernatural
    S. T. Joshi, et al

    WEIRD FICTION REVIEW #9 Edited by S.T. Joshi.

    Published by Centipede Press, 2019. ISBN 10: 1613472366 ISBN 13: 9781613472361.

    Softcovers, quality sewn binding, 6x9 inches, 391 pages.

    FINE / UNREAD Condition. As New.

    From the Publisher:

    ******The Weird Fiction Review is an annual periodical devoted to the study of weird and supernatural fiction. It is edited by S.T. Joshi. This ninth issue contains fiction, poetry, and reviews from leading writers and promising newcomers. This issue features fiction by Caitl'n R. Kiernan, Laird Barron, Victor LaValle, Stephen Graham Jones, Scott Bradfield and others, and articles by Stefan Dziemianowicz (an illustrated history of Gnome Press), Adam Groves (on surrealist horror novels), John C. Tibbetts (on Marjorie Bowen), as well as verse and…

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    WEIRD FICTION REVIEW #9 Edited by S.T. Joshi.

    Published by Centipede Press, 2019. ISBN 10: 1613472366 ISBN 13: 9781613472361.

    Softcovers, quality sewn binding, 6x9 inches, 391 pages.

    FINE / UNREAD Condition. As New.

    From the Publisher:

    ******The Weird Fiction Review is an annual periodical devoted to the study of weird and supernatural fiction. It is edited by S.T. Joshi. This ninth issue contains fiction, poetry, and reviews from leading writers and promising newcomers. This issue features fiction by Caitl'n R. Kiernan, Laird Barron, Victor LaValle, Stephen Graham Jones, Scott Bradfield and others, and articles by Stefan Dziemianowicz (an illustrated history of Gnome Press), Adam Groves (on surrealist horror novels), John C. Tibbetts (on Marjorie Bowen), as well as verse and other essays and fiction. The feature of the issue is Chad Hensley's outstanding article on H.R. Giger inspired Alien toys. The front and back cover, and inside covers, are by artist Colin Nitta. ******

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  • WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE Advance Reading Copy / Uncorrected Proof by Maria Semple WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE Advance Reading Copy / Uncorrected Proof
    Maria Semple

    WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE, by Maria Semple.

    ADVANCE READING COPY / UNCORRECTED PROOF.

    Published by Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2012. This Advance / Proof has the FIRST EDITION statement and the number line starting at "1" on the copyright page but was printed PRIOR to the release of the book. The front cover has the statement "Coming in August 2012" and the back cover has upcoming marketing and promotion information.

    SOFTCOVERS, 6x9 inches, 326 pages.

    GOOD condition, there is a crease to the bottom front corner of the book, leaving a crease to that corner of the covers and inner pages; there is some edge and spine end wear; otherwise just lightly used, the spine is…

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    WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE, by Maria Semple.

    ADVANCE READING COPY / UNCORRECTED PROOF.

    Published by Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2012. This Advance / Proof has the FIRST EDITION statement and the number line starting at "1" on the copyright page but was printed PRIOR to the release of the book. The front cover has the statement "Coming in August 2012" and the back cover has upcoming marketing and promotion information.

    SOFTCOVERS, 6x9 inches, 326 pages.

    GOOD condition, there is a crease to the bottom front corner of the book, leaving a crease to that corner of the covers and inner pages; there is some edge and spine end wear; otherwise just lightly used, the spine is smooth, the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The Little, Brown & Company Advance Reading Copy / Uncorrected Proof of this book is hard to find.

    The book is GREAT, the movie is mediocre.

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  • WILDLY DESIGNED CERAMIC TEAPOTS by ARTISTS Illustrated Catalog 2011 WILDLY DESIGNED CERAMIC TEAPOTS by ARTISTS Illustrated Catalog 2011

    HOT TEA!

    A Fully Illustrated Color Catalogue of Wild and Wonderful TEAPOTS created by ARTISTS. Published by Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2011. Paper covers, bound with plastic clip band, 8.5x11", approximately 70 unnumbered pages. Teapots by many artists, with examples of their works. VERY GOOD condition, some light signs of handling.

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  • WILLIAM EVERSON (Brother Antoninus) - BLOOD OF THE POET - WONDERFUL LONG INSCRIPTION by EDITOR First Edition by William Everson, Brother Antoninus, Albert Gelpi WILLIAM EVERSON (Brother Antoninus) - BLOOD OF THE POET - WONDERFUL LONG INSCRIPTION by EDITOR First Edition
    William Everson, Brother Antoninus, Albert Gelpi

    THE BLOOD OF THE POET, by WILLIAM EVERSON (aka BROTHER ANTONINUS). Published by Broken Moon Press, Seattle, 1994. First Edition, First Printing, with the number line starting at 1. Softcovers, 6x9", 278 pages. Long INSCRIPTION on the half title-page by the book's Editor, ALBERT GELPI: "Inscribed for Dennis / Who met Bro. Antoninus at about the same time as I did, & who printed a beautiful broadside of "The Rose of Solitude" / with much love from Al / July 17, 1994". Below the inscription is a handwritten poem, I believe this is a transcription of an Everson poem, handwritten on this page by the Editor, Albert Gelpi. Dennis Turner, to whom this book is Inscribed, was a San Francisco…

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    THE BLOOD OF THE POET, by WILLIAM EVERSON (aka BROTHER ANTONINUS). Published by Broken Moon Press, Seattle, 1994. First Edition, First Printing, with the number line starting at 1. Softcovers, 6x9", 278 pages. Long INSCRIPTION on the half title-page by the book's Editor, ALBERT GELPI: "Inscribed for Dennis / Who met Bro. Antoninus at about the same time as I did, & who printed a beautiful broadside of "The Rose of Solitude" / with much love from Al / July 17, 1994". Below the inscription is a handwritten poem, I believe this is a transcription of an Everson poem, handwritten on this page by the Editor, Albert Gelpi. Dennis Turner, to whom this book is Inscribed, was a San Francisco Doctor who was a Friend of Many Poets and Artists, and who was also a Fine-Printer in his early days, especially while he was at Harvard. He died in 2013. The book is in FINE, basically UNREAD condition. A beautiful, inscribed copy.

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  • WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST - The Collection of John Dunlap - Auction Catalog 2004 by William Randolph Hearst WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST - The Collection of John Dunlap - Auction Catalog 2004
    William Randolph Hearst

    WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST - The COLLECTION of JOHN F. DUNLAP. Auction Catalog for the auction that took place at the PBA GALLERIES, San Francisco, on March 25, 2004. Softcover Auction Catalog, 7x9.5", 79 pages. 137 lots related to William Randolph Hearst are catalogued and described, along with price range estimates. Lots 1-36: Autograph Material; Lots 37-83: Books, Photographs, Artwork and other Miscellaneous Items; Lots 84-137: Architectural Drawings & Blueprints. VERY GOOD condition, a small crease to the upper corner tip of the front cover, a couple bb-size indents to the front edge of the rear cover, otherwise looks and feels unused - tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • WIM WENDERS PHOTOS & MOVIES STILLS by the FILM DIRECTOR & HIS WIFE DONATA "OFF SCENE" First Edition by Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders WIM WENDERS PHOTOS & MOVIES STILLS by the FILM DIRECTOR & HIS WIFE DONATA "OFF SCENE" First Edition
    Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders

    OFF SCENE. Exhibition Catalog / Book of PHOTOGRAPHS by WIM WENDERS and his wife DONATA WENDERS. The exhibition took place at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence, Italy, in 2004.

    Published by Pagliali Polistampa, FIRENZE / FLORENCE, ITALY, 2004, in conjunction with the exhibition. First Edition. TEXT in ITALIAN and ENGLISH.

    Filled with film stills, beautiful location shots, and photos of Wim Wenders and his actors on and off scene.

    Large format softcover book, French flaps, 9.5x11 inches oblong, 223 pages, most of which are filled with color and b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition: a bit of wear to the spine ends, light scuffing and signs of handling to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A wonderful…

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    OFF SCENE. Exhibition Catalog / Book of PHOTOGRAPHS by WIM WENDERS and his wife DONATA WENDERS. The exhibition took place at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence, Italy, in 2004.

    Published by Pagliali Polistampa, FIRENZE / FLORENCE, ITALY, 2004, in conjunction with the exhibition. First Edition. TEXT in ITALIAN and ENGLISH.

    Filled with film stills, beautiful location shots, and photos of Wim Wenders and his actors on and off scene.

    Large format softcover book, French flaps, 9.5x11 inches oblong, 223 pages, most of which are filled with color and b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition: a bit of wear to the spine ends, light scuffing and signs of handling to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A wonderful and unusual look at the visual film landscape of the great German director Wim Wenders.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - FIVE 8x10 FILM PHOTOS / STILLS Pedro Almodovar by Pedro Almodovar WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - FIVE 8x10 FILM PHOTOS / STILLS Pedro Almodovar
    Pedro Almodovar

    WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. Five Original Film Photographs, glossy, b&w, 8x10. Released by Orion Pictures, New York, 1988. The film was directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The backside of each photo has a pasted on label with a typed description of the photo. VERY GOOD condition, bright, sharp, clean and clear.

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  • WOODBLOCK PRINTS of HARUNOBU Ukiyo-e Taikei / ILLUSTRATED Japanese Book by Tadashi Kobayashi, editor WOODBLOCK PRINTS of HARUNOBU Ukiyo-e Taikei / ILLUSTRATED Japanese Book
    Tadashi Kobayashi, editor

    HARUNOBU Ukiyo-e Taikei (A Survey of Japanese Prints), edited by Tadashi Kobayashi. Published by Shueisha, Tokyo, Japan, 1975. ISBN: 03715260023041. (Between 1973 and 1976 Shueisha published a beautifully produced and well researched 17 volume series on ukiyo-e. This is #2 of that series.) Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11 inches, 143 pages. Comes in a Slipcase. Richly illustrated with 64 full page color plates and numerous smaller b&w reproductions. Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that has fraying at its upper corners its the spine top, some edge wear, and some shelf rubbing, else is bright and clear; both in a GOOD slipcase that has clear tape reinforcement / repair to its bottom, and…

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    HARUNOBU Ukiyo-e Taikei (A Survey of Japanese Prints), edited by Tadashi Kobayashi. Published by Shueisha, Tokyo, Japan, 1975. ISBN: 03715260023041. (Between 1973 and 1976 Shueisha published a beautifully produced and well researched 17 volume series on ukiyo-e. This is #2 of that series.) Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11 inches, 143 pages. Comes in a Slipcase. Richly illustrated with 64 full page color plates and numerous smaller b&w reproductions. Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that has fraying at its upper corners its the spine top, some edge wear, and some shelf rubbing, else is bright and clear; both in a GOOD slipcase that has clear tape reinforcement / repair to its bottom, and some scrapes, rubs, and light soiling. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • WORD AS IMAGE: ART OF CHINESE SEAL ENGRAVING Illustrated Exhibition Catalog 1992 by Kuo, Jason C. WORD AS IMAGE: ART OF CHINESE SEAL ENGRAVING Illustrated Exhibition Catalog 1992
    Kuo, Jason C.

    WORD AS IMAGE : THE ART OF CHINESE SEAL ENGRAVING, by Jason C. Kuo, with a Foreword by Jung May Lee.

    Book / Exhibition Catalog on Chinese Seals as Art.

    Produced to accompany the exhibition that took place at the China House Gallery, New York City, from October 24 through December 12, 1992. Published by the China House Gallery and the China Institute in America, and distributed by the University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1992. ISBN: 029597253X

    Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches (21x28 cm), 103 pages. Illustrated with b&w and color photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • WOVEN WIRES: MODERN ZULU WIRE WEAVING Illustrated **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** by Laura Ponter WOVEN WIRES: MODERN ZULU WIRE WEAVING Illustrated **SIGNED & INSCRIBED**
    Laura Ponter

    WOVEN WIRES: the ART of MODERN ZULU WIRE WEAVING, by Laura Ponter, illustrated by Camille Stabler.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on the first page: "To Florence Graham / The weave of freedom begins with simple thoughts and basic materials and a spirit of humanness / Laura Ponter".

    Published by Spirits in Stone Press, Glen Ellen, California, 2008. First Edition, so stated. ISBN: 9780615214177.

    Softcovers, 9x10 inches, 64 pages. Illustrated throughout.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

    From the rear cover: "Woven Wires is an introduction to the history, technique and beauty of the modern art of weaving with wires. It is one person's journey into the…

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    WOVEN WIRES: the ART of MODERN ZULU WIRE WEAVING, by Laura Ponter, illustrated by Camille Stabler.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on the first page: "To Florence Graham / The weave of freedom begins with simple thoughts and basic materials and a spirit of humanness / Laura Ponter".

    Published by Spirits in Stone Press, Glen Ellen, California, 2008. First Edition, so stated. ISBN: 9780615214177.

    Softcovers, 9x10 inches, 64 pages. Illustrated throughout.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

    From the rear cover: "Woven Wires is an introduction to the history, technique and beauty of the modern art of weaving with wires. It is one person's journey into the growing craft art of the Zulu people of South Africa."

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  • YAMAHARA JEWELRY AND CRAFT 1968-1989 Illustrated Japanese Catalog YAMAHARA JEWELRY AND CRAFT 1968-1989 Illustrated Japanese Catalog

    YAMAHARA JEWELRY AND CRAFT 1968-1989. Published by Yamahara Jewelry and Craft, Japan, 1989. Text in Japanese. Hardcovers, 8x9 inches, 36 unnumbered pages. Illustrated with examples of jewelry created by Yamahara Jewelry and Craft during the years 1968-1969. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Thin but rare look at the Japanese jewelry design company Yamahara Jewelry and Craft.

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  • YANG HONGWEI Art Monograph **SIGNED** Contemporary CHINESE WOODBLOCK ARTIST 2012 by Yang Hongwei YANG HONGWEI Art Monograph **SIGNED** Contemporary CHINESE WOODBLOCK ARTIST 2012
    Yang Hongwei

    "CARVING". An Art Monograph on the CONTEMPORARY CHINESE WOODBLOCK ARTIST YANG HONGWEI. Published in China, 2012. TEXT IN CHINESE. ISBN: 9789881559531 (though I have not found anything corresponding to this ISBN online). Large Format Softcover Book, French flaps, 9x11.5 inches, 168 pages. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with color reproductions of Hongwei's abstract woodblocks. The illustrations are full page, double page, and include an impressive six panel fold open print. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some rubbing, otherwise the book is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. Yang Hongwei was born in 1968 in Tianjin, China, where he still lives and works. He has exhibited throughout China and his work is held in a number of major Chinese museums.

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  • YEAR OF THE RABBIT: THE PLAYBOY COLLECTION Christie's Auction ILLUSTRATED 2010 by Playboy YEAR OF THE RABBIT: THE PLAYBOY COLLECTION Christie's Auction ILLUSTRATED 2010
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    THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT: THE PLAYBOY COLLECTION. Christie's catalog for the auction that took place in New York on 8 December 2010.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 84 pages. 124 lots, mostly nude and semi nude photographs. Fully Illustrated.

    NEAR FINE condition, looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • YOSHIO TANIGUCHI Architect NINE MUSEUMS **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Important ASSOCIATION COPY Inscribed to AGNES GUND President Emirita of the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART by Yoshio Taniguchi / Terence Riley YOSHIO TANIGUCHI Architect NINE MUSEUMS **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Important ASSOCIATION COPY Inscribed to AGNES GUND President Emirita of the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
    Yoshio Taniguchi / Terence Riley

    YOSHIO TANIGUCHI - NINE MUSEUMS. Published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004. First edition. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 20, 2004 - January 31, 2005...The exhibition is supported by AGNES GUND and DANIEL SHAPIRO.

    IMPORTANT SIGNED & INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY.

    SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by YOSHIO TANIGUCHI to DANIEL (Daniel Shapiro) & AGGIE (Agnes Gund) on the half-title page:

    "For Daniel & Aggie / With gratitude for all you have done and for your friendship. / Yoshio Taniguchi / Nov. 17, 2004". Taniguchi inscribed, signed and dated the book in black felt tip pen. He also added, in blue ink,…

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    YOSHIO TANIGUCHI - NINE MUSEUMS. Published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004. First edition. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 20, 2004 - January 31, 2005...The exhibition is supported by AGNES GUND and DANIEL SHAPIRO.

    IMPORTANT SIGNED & INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY.

    SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by YOSHIO TANIGUCHI to DANIEL (Daniel Shapiro) & AGGIE (Agnes Gund) on the half-title page:

    "For Daniel & Aggie / With gratitude for all you have done and for your friendship. / Yoshio Taniguchi / Nov. 17, 2004". Taniguchi inscribed, signed and dated the book in black felt tip pen. He also added, in blue ink, his printed (therefore legible) name in English and in Japanese characters.

    AGNES GUND, b.1938, is a renowned ARTS PATRON, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART PRESIDENT EMERITA, and PROGRESSIVE PHILANTHROPIST. Her second husband was Daniel Shapiro. Agnes Gund was a member of the selection committee that chose YOSHIO TANIGUCHI to be the architect to redesign the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 10x10 inches (25x25 cm), 212 pages with 239 illustrations, 140 in color. The book covers the eight Japanese museums Taniguchi designed, and his redesign of New York's Museum of Modern Art..

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean and clear; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some shelf rubbing. A solid, lovely copy.

    RARE and UNIQUE with the ASSOCIATION to AGNES GUND and THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART.

    More about AGNES GUND (from Wikipedia):

    ******Gund joined MoMA's International Council in 1967; she then joined the Board of Trustees in 1976 and served as its President from 1991 until 2002. She serves on the boards of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, and the Morgan Library and Museum.

    A civic leader and staunch supporter of education, women's issues and environmental concerns, among other causes, Gund is the former Chair of the Mayor's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission of New York City, a former member of the New York State Council on the Arts, and has served on the boards of such wide ranging organizations as the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Barnes Foundation, Chess in the Schools, the Frick Collection, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Fund for Public Schools, the J. Paul Getty Trust, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

    In 1997, Gund received the National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. In 1998, Gund received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement. In 2011, Gund was nominated by President Barack Obama as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Council on the Arts. In 2016, she was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2018, she was awarded the J. Paul Getty Medal.

    On February 14, 2020, Gund was presented with the first ever "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award" in honor of Justice Ginsburg's exemplary career and life.******

    In 2018 the New York Times wrote a long, glowing article about Agnes Gund titled: "Is Agnes Gund the Last Good Rich Person?" The article can be found online, well worth reading.

    INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • YOSHIWARA (TOKYO Prostitution District), by STEPHEN and ETHEL LONGSTREET - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Edition by Stephen and Ethel Longstreet YOSHIWARA (TOKYO Prostitution District), by STEPHEN and ETHEL LONGSTREET - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Edition
    Stephen and Ethel Longstreet

    YOSHIWARA : CITY OF THE SENSES, by STEPHEN & ETHEL LONGSTREET. Published by David McKay Company, New York, 1970. First Edition, as indicated by the date 1970 on the copyright page with no additional printings noted. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by both STEPHEN and ETHEL LONGSTREET on the front free-endpaper, and additionally SIGNED by both AUTHORS on the title page below their printed names. The inscription reads. "To our dear friend Lilyan / This book of an exotic era and how it got that way - with some pictures added. / Cordially, Stephen & Ethel Longstreet / x-23-70". "Lilian", to whom the book is inscribed, is Lilian Kaufman, wife of Harry Kaufman who died in 1961. The Kaufmans were great friends…

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    YOSHIWARA : CITY OF THE SENSES, by STEPHEN & ETHEL LONGSTREET. Published by David McKay Company, New York, 1970. First Edition, as indicated by the date 1970 on the copyright page with no additional printings noted. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by both STEPHEN and ETHEL LONGSTREET on the front free-endpaper, and additionally SIGNED by both AUTHORS on the title page below their printed names. The inscription reads. "To our dear friend Lilyan / This book of an exotic era and how it got that way - with some pictures added. / Cordially, Stephen & Ethel Longstreet / x-23-70". "Lilian", to whom the book is inscribed, is Lilian Kaufman, wife of Harry Kaufman who died in 1961. The Kaufmans were great friends of Stephen and Ethel Longstreet. Harry Kaufman was a renowned pianist and head of the Accompanying Department at the Curtis Institute of Music. The book was acquired from the estate of Curtis and Monique Kaufman, Curtis being the son of Lilian and Harry. Lilian Kaufman has written her initials, LLK, and the date, 6/24/56, in the upper corner of the front free-endpaper. Hardcover book in dustjacket, 6x8.5", 308 pages. Illustrated with line drawings by the author. Condition: VERY GOOD book, light wear to the spine ends, overall tight, bright and clean, with the inscription being very bright and clear; in a GOOD dustjacket that has wear to its spine-ends, corners and edges, but remains bright and clear. A Lovely SIGNED and INSCRIBED first edition copy from Stephen and Ethel Longstreet to their good friend Lilian Kaufman. About YOSHIWARA (from Wikipedia): ******Yoshiwara was a famous pleasure district, red-light district, area of legal prostitution, in 17th century Edo (now Tokyo) Japan. In the early 17th century, there was widespread male and female prostitution throughout the cities of Kyoto, Edo, and Osaka. To counter this, an order of Tokugawa Hidetada of the Tokugawa shogunate restricted prostitution to designated city districts. These districts were Shimabara in Kyoto, Shinmachi in Osaka, and Yoshiwara in Edo.****** About STEPHEN LONGSTREET (from his L.A. TIMES Obituary): ******Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002) was an artist, screenwriter and best selling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books. An artist by training whose best-known artwork provides a firsthand chronicle of the dynamic and colorful world of jazz during the 20th century. Longstreet turned to writing to make a living during the Depression. His career as a writer blossomed and continued into his 80s. It was as varied as it was long. He wrote many critically acclaimed and bestselling novels and works of non-fiction. He was also a noted screenwriter. Under contract at Warner Bros. in the 1940s, Longstreet wrote "The Jolson Story" and also "Stallion Road," based on his novel of the same name and starring Ronald Reagan. He later wrote "The Helen Morgan Story," and as a television writer in the '50s and '60s he wrote for "Playhouse 90." He even wrote the book for the hit 1947 Broadway musical "High Button Shoes," which was based on his novel, "The Sisters Liked Them Handsome." Stephen wrote some non-fiction books in collaboration with his wife, Ethel. They include a Jewish cookbook and a book on Japanese Eroticism in the 17th century.******

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