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  • NAMU DAI BOSA: TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA Limited Edition, Numbered, SIGNED with a CALLIGRAPHY Inscriptio by Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano NAMU DAI BOSA: TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA Limited Edition, Numbered, SIGNED with a CALLIGRAPHY Inscriptio
    Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano

    NAMU DAI BOSA: A TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA, by Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano.

    Zen Studies Society's Bhaiajaguru Series published by Theatre Arts Books, New York, 1976.

    SPECIAL LIMITED, NUMBERED and SIGNED EDITION. This is copy number 512 of only 1000 copies and has a sweeping CALLIGRAPHY SIGNATURE-INSCRIPTION by EIDO SHIMANO on the rear endpapers.

    From the Colophon page: "This book was designed by Stephen Harvard and printed at The Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont...An edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies has been printed..."

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, spine titled in gilt, 6x9 inches. Pagination: xxix, 262 pages. Comes in a paper covered, heavy cardboard slipcase.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book,…

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    NAMU DAI BOSA: A TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA, by Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano.

    Zen Studies Society's Bhaiajaguru Series published by Theatre Arts Books, New York, 1976.

    SPECIAL LIMITED, NUMBERED and SIGNED EDITION. This is copy number 512 of only 1000 copies and has a sweeping CALLIGRAPHY SIGNATURE-INSCRIPTION by EIDO SHIMANO on the rear endpapers.

    From the Colophon page: "This book was designed by Stephen Harvard and printed at The Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont...An edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies has been printed..."

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, spine titled in gilt, 6x9 inches. Pagination: xxix, 262 pages. Comes in a paper covered, heavy cardboard slipcase.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, the rear cover has a few small black smudges, clearly a result of the bold black calligraphic inscription on the rear endpapers, perhaps the calligrapher's brush or inky fingers lightly touched the rear cover at a couple spots, anyway adds a few nice "touches" to the inscription; otherwise the book is sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a FAIR slipcase that is solid and doing its job well, but has staining to the spine, a couple scrapes, ghost of a removed sticker, and some soiling.

    About NYOGEN SENZAKI (from Wikipedia):

    ******Nyogen Senzaki, b.1876 d.1958, was a Rinzai Zen monk who was one of the 20th century's leading proponents of Zen Buddhism in the United States.******

    About SOEN NAKAGAWA (from Wikipedia):

    ******Soen Nakagawa, b.1907 d.1984, was a Taiwanese born Japanese roshi and Zen Buddhist master in the Rinzai tradition. An enigmatic figure, Nakagawa had a major impact on Zen as it was practiced in the 20th century, both in Japan and abroad.******

    About EIDO SHIMANO (from Wikipedia):

    ******Eido Tai Shimano (Shimano Eido), b.1932 d.2018, was a Rinzai Zen Buddhist priest. He was the founding abbot of the New York Zendo Shobo-Ji in Manhattan and Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-Ji monastery in the Catskill mountains of New York; he was forced to resign from that position of 40 years after revelations of a series of sexual relationships with and alleged sexual harassment of female students.****** (Not very Zen!)

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  • PAUL A. SAMUELSON **SIGNED** FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS Limited Signed Numbered Facsimile Edition #23 of only 500 with Companion Vademecum Volume by Paul A. Samuelson PAUL A. SAMUELSON **SIGNED** FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS Limited Signed Numbered Facsimile Edition #23 of only 500 with Companion Vademecum Volume
    Paul A. Samuelson

    FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, by PAUL A. SAMUELSON. Facsimile of the First Cambridge Edition, LIMITED to only 500 SIGNED and NUMBERED COPIES. This is copy number 23.

    This limited facsimile edition is HAND SIGNED by PAUL A. SAMUELSON on a prelim page.

    Published together with a Vademecum / Companion Book with commentary on Foundations of Economic Analysis by Jurg Niehans, Paul A. Samuelson, and Carl Christian von Weizsäcker. Some of the tributes to Samuelson are in English, otherwise the text is in German, including Samuelson;s essay titled: "How Foundations Came To Be" which has been translated into German for this edition. The Vademcum has Paul A. Samuelson's facsimile signature at the beginning of his contribution.

    DÜSSELDORF: Verlag Wirtschaft und Finanz,…

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    FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, by PAUL A. SAMUELSON. Facsimile of the First Cambridge Edition, LIMITED to only 500 SIGNED and NUMBERED COPIES. This is copy number 23.

    This limited facsimile edition is HAND SIGNED by PAUL A. SAMUELSON on a prelim page.

    Published together with a Vademecum / Companion Book with commentary on Foundations of Economic Analysis by Jurg Niehans, Paul A. Samuelson, and Carl Christian von Weizsäcker. Some of the tributes to Samuelson are in English, otherwise the text is in German, including Samuelson;s essay titled: "How Foundations Came To Be" which has been translated into German for this edition. The Vademcum has Paul A. Samuelson's facsimile signature at the beginning of his contribution.

    DÜSSELDORF: Verlag Wirtschaft und Finanz, 1997.

    Both volumes are in FINE condition, they look and feel unused, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About PAUL A. SAMUELSON (from Wikipedia):

    ******Paul Anthony Samuelson, b.1915 d.2009, was an American economist who was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. When awarding the prize in 1970, the Swedish Royal Academies stated that he "has done more than any other contemporary economist to raise the level of scientific analysis in economic theory". Economic historian Randall E. Parker has called him the "Father of Modern Economics", and The New York Times considers him to be the "foremost academic economist of the 20th century".******

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  • Twentieth Century NEZ PERCE ARTISTS - SIGNED by 11 First & Ltd. Ed. 1/500 HC/DJ by Timothy Nitz, et al Twentieth Century NEZ PERCE ARTISTS - SIGNED by 11 First & Ltd. Ed. 1/500 HC/DJ
    Timothy Nitz, et al

    SAPATQ'AYN: TWENTIETH CENTURY NEZ PERCE ARTISTS - Signed by 11 contributors - 10 Artists and the author of the Preface.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 7.5x10 inches, 56 pages. Filled with artwork and bios of 20 modern Nez Perce artists.

    Published by Northwest Interpretive Association and Confluence Press, Seattle and Lewiston, 1991. First edition. Limited to 500 hardcover copies, as stated on the colophon page (the last page).

    Signed by Timothy Nitz, the Preface author, and by 10 artists: Rose Frank, John A. Grant, Gary Greene, Doug Hyde, Maynard White Owl Lavadour, Keven Peters, Hollyanna Pinkham, Audrey Redheart, Leroy Seth, and John Seven Wilson III. Each artist signed their name beside their contribution.

    NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and…

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    SAPATQ'AYN: TWENTIETH CENTURY NEZ PERCE ARTISTS - Signed by 11 contributors - 10 Artists and the author of the Preface.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 7.5x10 inches, 56 pages. Filled with artwork and bios of 20 modern Nez Perce artists.

    Published by Northwest Interpretive Association and Confluence Press, Seattle and Lewiston, 1991. First edition. Limited to 500 hardcover copies, as stated on the colophon page (the last page).

    Signed by Timothy Nitz, the Preface author, and by 10 artists: Rose Frank, John A. Grant, Gary Greene, Doug Hyde, Maynard White Owl Lavadour, Keven Peters, Hollyanna Pinkham, Audrey Redheart, Leroy Seth, and John Seven Wilson III. Each artist signed their name beside their contribution.

    NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and clear,

    in a NEAR FINE dustjacket. A lovely copy.

    SIGNED COPIES are uncommon.

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  • BALOGH LASZLO **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** ART MONOGRAPH - HUNGARIAN PAINTER by Ferenc Hann / BALOGH LASZLO BALOGH LASZLO **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** ART MONOGRAPH - HUNGARIAN PAINTER
    Ferenc Hann / BALOGH LASZLO

    BALOGH LASZLO - ART MONOGRAPH / EXHIBITION CATALOG. Published by the Szentendre Gallery, Szentendre Hungary, on the occasion of the László Balogh retrospective exhibition, 1990. The catalog was edited and the exhibition curated by Ferenc Hann.

    An art monograph on the Hungarian painter Laszlo Balogh. Introductory text in Hungarian, English and German. Illustrated with 37 b&w and color reproductions of Laszlo's paintings.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by BALOGH LASZLO, in German, on the title page.

    Softcovers, small format 5.5x7.25 inches (14x18 cm), 38 unnumbered pages of introductory text followed by 37 illustrations each on its own page.

    GOOD condition: the covers have shelf rubs, scratches and some soiling; internally nice, "NFS" is written at the top corner of the…

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    BALOGH LASZLO - ART MONOGRAPH / EXHIBITION CATALOG. Published by the Szentendre Gallery, Szentendre Hungary, on the occasion of the László Balogh retrospective exhibition, 1990. The catalog was edited and the exhibition curated by Ferenc Hann.

    An art monograph on the Hungarian painter Laszlo Balogh. Introductory text in Hungarian, English and German. Illustrated with 37 b&w and color reproductions of Laszlo's paintings.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by BALOGH LASZLO, in German, on the title page.

    Softcovers, small format 5.5x7.25 inches (14x18 cm), 38 unnumbered pages of introductory text followed by 37 illustrations each on its own page.

    GOOD condition: the covers have shelf rubs, scratches and some soiling; internally nice, "NFS" is written at the top corner of the title page, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear, and the Laszlo Balogh inscription is sharp and bright.

    About LASZLO BALOGH (from Wikipedia):

    ******László Balogh, b.1930 d.2023, was a Hungarian painter from Szentendre. Since 1956, his works have been shown both in Hungary and abroad, and his paintings can be found in private and public collections in Hungary, Germany, the United States, Switzerland, France, Austria, Sweden, Finland and Spain.******

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  • JOHN BALDESSARI ART MONOGRAPH by Coosje Van Bruggen - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Both BALDESSARI and van BRUGGEN - First Printing by Coosje van Bruggen / John Baldessari JOHN BALDESSARI ART MONOGRAPH by Coosje Van Bruggen - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Both BALDESSARI and van BRUGGEN - First Printing
    Coosje van Bruggen / John Baldessari

    JOHN BALDESSARI CONCEPTUAL ART MONOGRAPH / EXHIBITION CATALOG, by Coosje van Bruggen.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the half-title page by both JOHN BALDESSARI and COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN:

    "To Terry and Maggi / Coosje van Bruggen / March 24, 1990".

    "TO TERRY AND MAGGI - / JOHN BALDESSARI".

    Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1990. First edition, first printing, (published concurrently with a hardcover edition). "Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles". The show ran at the Museum of Contemporary Art from March 25 to June 17, 1990, then traveled to other major North American museums. (NOTE THAT THE INSCRIPTION BY COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN IS DATED MARCH 24, 1990 - THE DAY…

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    JOHN BALDESSARI CONCEPTUAL ART MONOGRAPH / EXHIBITION CATALOG, by Coosje van Bruggen.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the half-title page by both JOHN BALDESSARI and COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN:

    "To Terry and Maggi / Coosje van Bruggen / March 24, 1990".

    "TO TERRY AND MAGGI - / JOHN BALDESSARI".

    Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1990. First edition, first printing, (published concurrently with a hardcover edition). "Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles". The show ran at the Museum of Contemporary Art from March 25 to June 17, 1990, then traveled to other major North American museums. (NOTE THAT THE INSCRIPTION BY COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN IS DATED MARCH 24, 1990 - THE DAY BEFORE THE EXHIBITION OPENED.)

    Softcover Monograph / Exhibition Catalog, 9x12 inches (23x30 cm), 256 pages. Illustrated throughout.

    VERY GOOD condition, some shelf rubs to the covers and a touch of wear to the cover corner tips, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear, and unmarked, with a smooth spine. A solid, lovely copy.

    Rare First Printing SIGNED & INSCRIBED by BOTH Baldessari and van Bruggen.

    About COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN (from Wikipedia):

    ******COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN, b.1942 d.2009, was a Dutch born American sculptor, art historian, and critic. She collaborated extensively with her husband, CLAES OLDENBURG. Her first work with Oldenburg was the installation of the 41-foot Trowel I on the grounds of the Kröller Müller Museum. Together Oldenburg and van Bruggen produced three decades of monumental sculpture that van Bruggen called their Large-Scale Projects.

    Since the 1980s van Bruggen also worked as an independent critic and curator. She was the author of scholarly books and essays on the work of major contemporary artists including Gerhard Richter (1985), John Baldessari (1990), Bruce Nauman (1991), and Hanne Darboven (1991). She also wrote a monograph on architect Frank O. Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

    After a long battle with breast cancer, van Bruggen died at her residence in Los Angeles in 2009, aged 66.******

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  • 1976 PUBLIC OUTCRY Rare JOYCE CAROL OATES BROADSIDE Slow Loris Press 1/65 SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates 1976 PUBLIC OUTCRY Rare JOYCE CAROL OATES BROADSIDE Slow Loris Press 1/65 SIGNED
    Joyce Carol Oates

    PUBLIC OUTCRY - Broadside Poem by JOYCE CAROL OATES. SIGNED beneath her printed name.

    An unusual broadside poem by Oates published in 1976 the year of America's Bicentennial. The work focuses on the triviality of what the press defines as "Outrageous" and the trivial ways in which the press advises its followers to take action. The poem is surrounded by images of newspaper articles, including one that notes the Bicentennial "Color Your Yard Red, White and Blue".

    Published by the SLOW LORIS PRESS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976. Printed in an edition of only 65 signed and numbered copies, this being copy 60.

    The broadside poem is 11x17 inches (28x42.5 cm), and is professionally dry mounted on a 16x22 inch (40x55.5 cm)…

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    PUBLIC OUTCRY - Broadside Poem by JOYCE CAROL OATES. SIGNED beneath her printed name.

    An unusual broadside poem by Oates published in 1976 the year of America's Bicentennial. The work focuses on the triviality of what the press defines as "Outrageous" and the trivial ways in which the press advises its followers to take action. The poem is surrounded by images of newspaper articles, including one that notes the Bicentennial "Color Your Yard Red, White and Blue".

    Published by the SLOW LORIS PRESS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976. Printed in an edition of only 65 signed and numbered copies, this being copy 60.

    The broadside poem is 11x17 inches (28x42.5 cm), and is professionally dry mounted on a 16x22 inch (40x55.5 cm) stiff mounting board. It is thus ready for framing.

    VERY GOOD condition, a bit of edgewear to the mounting board, overall solid and nice.

    Something about this poem shakes me, it is so relevant to today's world. Please keep at it Joyce.

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  • BRAZILIAN GRAFFITI STREET ARTIST ALEXANDRE ORION - METABIOTICA **SIGNED** 2006 by ALEXANDRE ORION BRAZILIAN GRAFFITI STREET ARTIST ALEXANDRE ORION - METABIOTICA **SIGNED** 2006
    ALEXANDRE ORION

    METABIOTICA / METABIOTICS. Monograph on the Brazilian Graphic Street Artist ALEXANDRE ORION.

    SIGNED and DATED by ORION on the back cover.

    Printed in Sao Paolo, Brazil, by EGM Grafica, 2006. Polyglot edition, text in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. ISBN 10: 8598614033 ISBN 13: 978-8598614038.

    Softcover book in printed slipcase, 12x12 inches (30x30 cm), 80 pages. Fully illustrated throughout.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD slipcase that has a touch of wear at its folds. A lovely copy.

    RARE, especially so SIGNED.

    About ALEXANDRE ORION (from Wikipedia):

    ******Alexandre Orion, b.1978 in Sao Paulo, is a Brazilian street artist, multimedia artist and muralist.

    He started as a graffiti artist in 1992, soon expanding into…

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    METABIOTICA / METABIOTICS. Monograph on the Brazilian Graphic Street Artist ALEXANDRE ORION.

    SIGNED and DATED by ORION on the back cover.

    Printed in Sao Paolo, Brazil, by EGM Grafica, 2006. Polyglot edition, text in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. ISBN 10: 8598614033 ISBN 13: 978-8598614038.

    Softcover book in printed slipcase, 12x12 inches (30x30 cm), 80 pages. Fully illustrated throughout.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD slipcase that has a touch of wear at its folds. A lovely copy.

    RARE, especially so SIGNED.

    About ALEXANDRE ORION (from Wikipedia):

    ******Alexandre Orion, b.1978 in Sao Paulo, is a Brazilian street artist, multimedia artist and muralist.

    He started as a graffiti artist in 1992, soon expanding into murals, photography and multimedia. Orion has held a number of solo exhibitions internationally and his work has been exhibited or acquired by such venues as the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Centro Cultural da Caixa, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain in Paris, Centrum Beeldende Kunst of Rotterdam, Milwaukee Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.******

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  • Andy Goldsworthy SIGNED Two Autumns UNCOMMON Exhibition Catalogue by Andy Goldsworthy Andy Goldsworthy SIGNED Two Autumns UNCOMMON Exhibition Catalogue
    Andy Goldsworthy

    ANDY GOLDSWORTHY Two Autumns

    Exhibition Catalogue SIGNED by ANDY GOLDSWORTHY in black ink on the title page.

    Published by Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts / Setagaya Museum, Japan, 1993. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wrappers with raised printing, 10" x 9", 121 pages, text in English and Japanese, beautifully illustrated throughout with color photographs of Goldsworthy's amazing installations. VERY GOOD CONDITION: a touch of light wear to the covers, internally tight, bright, clean, unmarked and Andy Goldworthy's signature is bold and bright. An excellent copy. Uncommon, just 11 copies in OCLC collections worldwide.

    Andy Goldsworthy (b. 1956) British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who continues to create some of the worlds most renowned site-specific art installations, both ephemeral and permanent works…

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    ANDY GOLDSWORTHY Two Autumns

    Exhibition Catalogue SIGNED by ANDY GOLDSWORTHY in black ink on the title page.

    Published by Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts / Setagaya Museum, Japan, 1993. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wrappers with raised printing, 10" x 9", 121 pages, text in English and Japanese, beautifully illustrated throughout with color photographs of Goldsworthy's amazing installations. VERY GOOD CONDITION: a touch of light wear to the covers, internally tight, bright, clean, unmarked and Andy Goldworthy's signature is bold and bright. An excellent copy. Uncommon, just 11 copies in OCLC collections worldwide.

    Andy Goldsworthy (b. 1956) British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who continues to create some of the worlds most renowned site-specific art installations, both ephemeral and permanent works in natural and urban settings using natural materials, such as branches, leaves, sand, ice, and stone that originate from the local site.

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  • RUTH BERNHARD - FEMALE NUDE - SIGNED & NUMBERED "CLASSIC TORSO" POSTER 1/30 by Ruth Bernhard RUTH BERNHARD - FEMALE NUDE - SIGNED & NUMBERED "CLASSIC TORSO" POSTER 1/30
    Ruth Bernhard

    RUTH BERNHARD "CLASSIC NUDE" POSTER. Offset printed poster measuring 18x24 inches (61x46 cm).

    SIGNED by RUTH BERNHARD with a plum sharpie pen. Limited edition of only 300 copies, this being copy number 115.

    Published by Collected Visions Incorporated, Berkeley, California, 1980. Printed by Phelps/Schaefer.

    VERY GOOD condition: Some light creases from handling to the margin and the side of the image, otherwise bright, solid and lovely, NO pinholes, tape marks, etc. Very clean. Would look lovely mounted and/or framed.

    This poster will be sent safely rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • MAURICE SENDAK - A PORTRAIT by BARRY MOSER - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION Number 4 of 15 by Maurice Sendak MAURICE SENDAK - A PORTRAIT by BARRY MOSER - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION Number 4 of 15
    Maurice Sendak

    PORTRAIT OF MAURICE SENDAK by BARRY MOSER.

    A 4x6 inch engraved image of Maurice Sendak printed on a 9.5x12 inch sheet of paper. It is one of 15 copies printed specifically for Battledore Ltd. in 2009, each copy signed and numbered in pencil by Moser. (Moser also made some additional limited printings for other purposes.)

    SIGNED by BARRY MOSER, limited to only 15 copies, this copy being hand numbered iv of xv with the letter "B" (for Battledore Ltd.) beside the copy number. Undated, circa 2005.

    NEAR FINE condition, light signs of handling. A bright, lovely copy, suitable for framing.

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  • REBECCA NJAU - KENYA'S FIRST FEMALE PLAYWRIGHT **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** THE SCAR: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT by Rebecca Njau / Rebeka Njau REBECCA NJAU - KENYA'S FIRST FEMALE PLAYWRIGHT **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** THE SCAR: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT
    Rebecca Njau / Rebeka Njau

    THE SCAR: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT, by Rebecca NJAU (REBEKA NJAU).

    KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA: Kibo Art Gallery, 1965. First Edition.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED in SWAHILI by REBEKA NJAU on the title page: "Asante sana kwa kututembelea Nairobi / Rebeka Njau (signed) / 7-7-72". (Thank you so much for visiting us in Nairobi / Rebeka Njau / 7-7-72.)

    Booklet, black wrappers, white titles, side stapled, 5.75x7.75 (15x19.5 cm), 32 pages. Photo portrait of the author on the inside front cover.

    VERY GOOD condition, lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    RARE with the SIGNATURE and SWAHILI INSCRIPTION of Rebeka Njau.

    About REBEKA NJAU (from Wikipedia):

    ******Rebeka Njau (née Nyanjega; born 15 December 1932) was Kenya's first…

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    THE SCAR: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT, by Rebecca NJAU (REBEKA NJAU).

    KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA: Kibo Art Gallery, 1965. First Edition.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED in SWAHILI by REBEKA NJAU on the title page: "Asante sana kwa kututembelea Nairobi / Rebeka Njau (signed) / 7-7-72". (Thank you so much for visiting us in Nairobi / Rebeka Njau / 7-7-72.)

    Booklet, black wrappers, white titles, side stapled, 5.75x7.75 (15x19.5 cm), 32 pages. Photo portrait of the author on the inside front cover.

    VERY GOOD condition, lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    RARE with the SIGNATURE and SWAHILI INSCRIPTION of Rebeka Njau.

    About REBEKA NJAU (from Wikipedia):

    ******Rebeka Njau (née Nyanjega; born 15 December 1932) was Kenya's first female playwright and a pioneer in the representation of African women in literature. Her writing has addressed topics such as female genital mutilation and homosexuality. Her earliest works appeared under the name "Rebecca Njau".

    THE SCAR, a one-act play, is considered the first play written by a Kenyan woman. It was published in book form in 1965 by Kibo Art Gallery in Marangu (after first appearing in a journal in 1963). THE SCAR premiered at the Uganda National Theatre in 1963 and went on to be performed in Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania and the USA. The play centres on the issue of female genital mutilation. The main character is Mariana, a former prostitute who tries to help girls escape female genital mutilation, which she regards as a "brutal custom". She advocates for alternative forms of initiation that can empower girls. Mariana is opposed by other women, who claim to be acting on behalf of the community's elders. The play ends with Mariana being shamed for having an illegitimate child and losing her status. In 1964, a second play by Njau, In the Round Chain, was performed before being banned by the Ugandan government.******

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  • THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin SIGNED & INSCRIBED Bridwell Library SMU 1996 by Colin Franklin THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin SIGNED & INSCRIBED Bridwell Library SMU 1996
    Colin Franklin

    THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin.

    Published by the Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1986. First Edition, limited to 750 copies as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by COLIN FRANKLIN on the half title page: "For Alan / in a delightful visit to Sea Ranch & the presence of his marvelous book treasury / from Colin / February 1991".

    Hardcovers, half cloth, patterned paper boards, paper spine label. 8x11.5 inches (20x29 cm), xiv, 256 pages. Printed by W. Thomas Taylor.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    About THE ASHENDENE PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Ashendene Press was a small private press founded by St John Hornby, b.1867 d.1946.…

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    THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin.

    Published by the Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1986. First Edition, limited to 750 copies as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by COLIN FRANKLIN on the half title page: "For Alan / in a delightful visit to Sea Ranch & the presence of his marvelous book treasury / from Colin / February 1991".

    Hardcovers, half cloth, patterned paper boards, paper spine label. 8x11.5 inches (20x29 cm), xiv, 256 pages. Printed by W. Thomas Taylor.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    About THE ASHENDENE PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Ashendene Press was a small private press founded by St John Hornby, b.1867 d.1946. It operated from 1895 to 1915 in Chelsea, London and was revived after the war in 1920. The press closed in 1935. Its peers included the Kelmscott Press and the Doves Press. These three presses were part of a "revival of fine printing" that focused on treating bookmaking as fine art. The Ashendene Press was famous for producing high quality works by Dante. Ashendene books were carefully printed with large margins, and despite their lack of extravagant decoration, they were considered spectacular works of art. Two original typefaces were created for the Ashendene Press: Subiaco and Ptolemy. The Press was also known for handwritten, colored initials by Graily Hewitt. The Press' main customers were fine book collectors.******

    About COLIN FRANKLIN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Colin Ellis Franklin, FSA, b.1923 d.2020, was an English writer, bibliographer, book-collector and antiquarian bookseller. He was born in Notting Hill, London. He worked for some years in publishing, at Routledge in London, before moving into antiquarian bookselling. He specialized in the study of private presses and the book arts, but also wrote on Shakespeare, Japanese books and prints, Lord Chesterfield, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and on printing techniques and media. He was Honorary President of the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles, Patron to the Oundle School Society of Bibliophiles, and President of the Private Libraries Association and the Double Crown Club.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS 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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  • CERAMIC SCULPTURES of RICHARD SHAW & ROBERT HUDSON Art Exhibition SIGNED & INSCRIBED by SHAW CERAMIC SCULPTURES of RICHARD SHAW & ROBERT HUDSON Art Exhibition SIGNED & INSCRIBED by SHAW

    COLLABORATIONS. Ceramic Art of ROBERT HUDSON and RICHARD SHAW. With essays by Suzanne Foley and Jock Reynolds.

    Catalog for the exhibition that ran June 6 through August 9, 2009 at the Katzen Arts Center of American University Museum. Published by the Braunstein / Quay Gallery, San Francisco, 2009. First edition.

    Softcovers, French flaps, 9.25x9.25 inches. 64 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by RICHARD SHAW on the title page: "Kathy / Thanks for the mag / Richard Shaw (signed)".

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

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  • BOOTH TARKINGTON Handwritten LETTER to HIS ART DEALER about HIS ART COLLECTION Laid Into HIS SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BOOK about ART "Some Old Portraits" by Booth Tarkington BOOTH TARKINGTON Handwritten LETTER to HIS ART DEALER about HIS ART COLLECTION Laid Into HIS SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BOOK about ART "Some Old Portraits"
    Booth Tarkington

    HANDWRITTEN TWO PAGE LETTER by BOOTH TARKINGTON to SILBERMAN (Elkan or Abris of E. & A. Silberman Galleries). The brothers Elkan and Abris Silberman ran a major New York Gallery and were greatly responsible for building and caring for Booth Tarkington's art collection. Tarkington's letter references a number of artworks that are in need of repair. The letter is written in a friendly and jocular tone, reminiscent of much of Tarkington's writing.

    The letter is long, written on both sides of a 9x15.5 inch piece of heavy stock paper. The letter has several folds where it was likely folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope is present). It is dated May 12, 1939. The letter comes with a two…

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    HANDWRITTEN TWO PAGE LETTER by BOOTH TARKINGTON to SILBERMAN (Elkan or Abris of E. & A. Silberman Galleries). The brothers Elkan and Abris Silberman ran a major New York Gallery and were greatly responsible for building and caring for Booth Tarkington's art collection. Tarkington's letter references a number of artworks that are in need of repair. The letter is written in a friendly and jocular tone, reminiscent of much of Tarkington's writing.

    The letter is long, written on both sides of a 9x15.5 inch piece of heavy stock paper. The letter has several folds where it was likely folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope is present). It is dated May 12, 1939. The letter comes with a two page typed transcript on onion skin paper. I don't know who made this early transcript, perhaps Silberman or another previous owner of the book and letter.

    The letter is laid-into a special SIGNED, LIMITED, FIRST EDITION of "SOME OLD PORTRAITS", by BOOTH TARKINGTON. The limitation/signature page states this is copy #34 of 247 copies. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., New York, 1939. Hardcovers, 7.5x10 inches, xx +249 pages, Illustrated with portraiture plates.

    Interesting that Tarkington's letter to his art dealer friend was written in the same year as his non-fiction book about art was published.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, one of the nicest copies I have seen. The letter is in GOOD solid condition, folds and signs of handling but still solid with handwriting that is bright and clear. The typed transcript of the letter has tears, creases and areas of the blank margin are torn away, but it is still textually complete and fully legible.

    Booth Tarkington was a collector of art and was quite knowledgeable about the subject. He served for many years as a trustee of the John Herron Art Museum. The New York art dealers Elkan and Abris Silberman (E. & A. Silberman Galleries) helped build his collection and became his friend. Tarkington and the Silbermans corresponded for many years. He even used the brothers as the basis for nis 1934 romantic novel "Rumbin Galleries". In 2016 the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields held an Exhibition of works from Tarkington's collection, titled: "A Gentleman Collector from Indiana: Portraits from the Collection of Booth Tarkington".

    About E. & A. SILBERMAN GALLERIES (from Wikipedia):

    ******E. & A. Galleries was founded in 1938 by brothers Elkan Silberman, d.1952, and Abris Silberman, d.1968, from Austria. In the 1920s, the Silberman brothers owned the E. & A. Silberman art dealership in Vienna. After the 1938 Anschluss their company was expropriated. Fearing persecution the Silbermans left for the United States where they founded a new art dealership in New York under the name E. & A. Silberman Galleries, Inc. They built a reputation as the art dealership "that had helped form museum collections", as well as the collections of G. H. A. Clowes, Dan Fellows Platt, Booth Tarkington, and L. M. Rabinowitz.******

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  • JOHN BALDESSARI SIGNED CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ - SIX VOLUME SET - INSCRIBED to MARGO LEAVIN (Margo Leavin Gallery) plus 3 SIGNED & NUMBERED COLOPHON/LIMITATION LABELS for SMOKE, TREE, SHADOW & PERSON Prints by JOHN BALDESSARI, edited by Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean JOHN BALDESSARI SIGNED CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ - SIX VOLUME SET - INSCRIBED to MARGO LEAVIN (Margo Leavin Gallery) plus 3 SIGNED & NUMBERED COLOPHON/LIMITATION LABELS for SMOKE, TREE, SHADOW & PERSON Prints
    JOHN BALDESSARI, edited by Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean

    JOHN BALDESSARI CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ - COMPLETE SIX VOLUME SET - SIGNED & INSCRIBED TO MARGO LEAVIN plus THREE SIGNED AND NUMBERED LABELS for his rare print SMOKE, TREE, SHADOW, and PERSON". From the collection of MARGO LEAVIN of MARGO LEAVIN GALLERY. Margo Leavin represented Baldessari from 1984 to 2013. SIGNATURES and INSCRIPTIONS are as follows:

    Volume One: HAND SIGNED "BALDESSARI" in black on the half title page, and signed by Robert Dean, the book's editor, in blue by his name on the title page.

    Also, laid into VOLUME ONE are THREE ORIGINAL SIGNED AND NUMBERED COLOPHON/LIMITATION LABELS for JOHN BALDESSARI'S PRINT "SMOKE, TREE, SHADOW, AND PERSON". Only 50 prints were made. A numbered and signed label was meant to be…

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    JOHN BALDESSARI CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ - COMPLETE SIX VOLUME SET - SIGNED & INSCRIBED TO MARGO LEAVIN plus THREE SIGNED AND NUMBERED LABELS for his rare print SMOKE, TREE, SHADOW, and PERSON". From the collection of MARGO LEAVIN of MARGO LEAVIN GALLERY. Margo Leavin represented Baldessari from 1984 to 2013. SIGNATURES and INSCRIPTIONS are as follows:

    Volume One: HAND SIGNED "BALDESSARI" in black on the half title page, and signed by Robert Dean, the book's editor, in blue by his name on the title page.

    Also, laid into VOLUME ONE are THREE ORIGINAL SIGNED AND NUMBERED COLOPHON/LIMITATION LABELS for JOHN BALDESSARI'S PRINT "SMOKE, TREE, SHADOW, AND PERSON". Only 50 prints were made. A numbered and signed label was meant to be attached to the blank backside of each of the 50 prints, and those copies that have sold at auction all have such a label. The labels measure 2x3 inches and were meant to be peeled from their backing for attachment to the print. THESE THREE ORIGINAL LABELS are numbered: 23/50, 24/50 and 25/50, and each is HAND SIGNED by BALDESSARI. Why Margo Leavin had these labels is uncertain, but perhaps she had some Baldessari "Smoke" prints at her gallery which were never sold and so these labels were never attached. The print "Smoke, Tree, Shadow, and Person" with an attached signed and numbered label has become highly sought after and very expensive (search various auction records).

    Volume Two: SIGNED "BALDESSARI XO" in black on the half title page.

    Volume Three: Signed and Inscribed: "For Margo From / John XO" in red on the half title page.

    Volume Four: Signed and Inscribed: "For Margo From John" in black on the half title page.

    Volume Five and Six are not signed. Volume Six was published after Baldessari's death, and Volume Five was published less than a year before his death. It is unlikely that any copies of Volume Five are signed.

    The six volumes of the John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné were published by YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, New Haven, Connecticut, in association with Marian Goodman Gallery, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021. The volumes were edited by Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean.

    Large Hardcover Books in Slipcases, 10x11.5 inches. Each volume has hundreds of pages and hundreds of color (and a few b&w) illustrations. An incredible, comprehensive work.

    Condition: Vol. One: NF/NF, Vol. Two: NF/NF, minor pushing at the spine ends and one edge of the slipcase, Vol. Three: NF/G, the slipcase is split/cracked at the top edges but is holding well, Vol. Four: NF/NF, Vol. Five: VG/VG, the bottom of the book's spine is bumped and there is a bit of rubbing to the slipcase, Vol. Six: NF/NF. Overall a solid, tight, bright and clean set of these six volumes.

    SCARCE and WONDERFUL association of JOHN BALDESSARI and MARGO LEAVIN.

    About MARGO LEAVIN and the MARGO LEAVIN GALLERY (from Wikipedia):

    ******Margo Leavin, b.1936 d.2021, was an American art dealer. She was born in New York, but spent her career in Los Angeles. In 1970, she opened the Margo Leavin Gallery in West Hollywood, which she operated until it closed in 2013. Leavin was known for her wit, her relationships with her artists, and business savvy.

    JOHN BALDESSARI was represented by the Margo Leavin Gallery from 1984 to 2013.******

    PLEASE NOTE:

    This set of books is VERY HEAVY and 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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  • PHILIP GLASS & DORIS LESSING - PLANET 8 OPERA **SIGNED** LIBRETTO, PROGRAM, PHOTOS, BOOK by Philip Glass and Doris Lessing PHILIP GLASS & DORIS LESSING - PLANET 8 OPERA **SIGNED** LIBRETTO, PROGRAM, PHOTOS, BOOK
    Philip Glass and Doris Lessing

    THE MAKING OF THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR PLANET 8 - AN OPERA IN THREE ACTS. By PHILIP GLASS and DORIS LESSING.

    A nice gathering of items related to the OPERA by Philip Glass and Doris Lessing:

    *LIBRETTO for the OPERA, by Glass and Lessing. SIGNED by PHILIP GLASS on the title page. Published by Dunvagen Music Publishers (Philip Glass' Music Publishing Company), New York, 1988. Softcovers, side stapled, 7x10.5 inches, 28 pages. First Edition. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright and clean.

    *CANOPUS IN ARGOS ARCHIVES : THE MAKING OF THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR PLANET 8, by DORIS LESSING. Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket. NEAR FINE book in NEAR FINE dustjacket, a solid, lovely copy. **SIGNED**…

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    THE MAKING OF THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR PLANET 8 - AN OPERA IN THREE ACTS. By PHILIP GLASS and DORIS LESSING.

    A nice gathering of items related to the OPERA by Philip Glass and Doris Lessing:

    *LIBRETTO for the OPERA, by Glass and Lessing. SIGNED by PHILIP GLASS on the title page. Published by Dunvagen Music Publishers (Philip Glass' Music Publishing Company), New York, 1988. Softcovers, side stapled, 7x10.5 inches, 28 pages. First Edition. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright and clean.

    *CANOPUS IN ARGOS ARCHIVES : THE MAKING OF THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR PLANET 8, by DORIS LESSING. Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket. NEAR FINE book in NEAR FINE dustjacket, a solid, lovely copy. **SIGNED** by Doris Lessing on a bookplate on the front pastedown.

    *PROGRAM for the OPERA performed by the English National Opera at its U.K. Premier at the London Coliseum. Published by the English National Opera, 1988. Softcovers, side-stapled, 5x9 inches, 48 pages. NEAR FINE condition.

    *TWO ORIGINAL 8x10 GLOSSY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS for the OPERA PREMIER at the HOUSTON GRAND OPERA in 1988. One photo is a mock-up of the stage set design, as designed by EIKO ISHIOKA and MINORU TERADA DOMBERGER. The 1988 Washington Post review said: "The most effective part of this opera's performance here was the staging by director Minoru Terada Domberger and designer Eiko Ishioka." GOOD condition, both press photographs have the expected marks, ink stamps, and notes, but remain bright and clear. Eiko's stage mock-up is a wonderful and rare item.

    About the OPERA The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 is a full-scale opera by Philip Glass with a libretto by Doris Lessing based on her novel of the same name, first performed in 1988. Together with Glass's 1997 opera The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five, it is part of a planned trilogy of operas based on Lessing's Canopus in Argos novels.

    The opera was co-commissioned by English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, and Theater Kiel, and co-produced with Artpark, Lewiston, New York State. The opera was first performed at Houston Grand Opera on 8 July 1988. The British premiere was 9 November 1988 by English National Opera at the London Coliseum. This production was broadcast live in the UK on BBC Radio 3 on 13 December 1988.******

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  • Vintage SIGNED AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC COLLECTION UNSUNG AMERICANS SUNG First Edition 1st Printing SIGNED BY Important Black "Father of the Blues" Composer W. C. HANDY by W. C. Handy Vintage SIGNED AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC COLLECTION UNSUNG AMERICANS SUNG First Edition 1st Printing SIGNED BY Important Black "Father of the Blues" Composer W. C. HANDY
    W. C. Handy

    Hand SIGNED by African American Composer and Blues Musician W. C. HANDY in ink on the ffep.

    UNSUNG AMERICANS SUNG Edited by W. C. HANDY. Published by Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc. New York City [rubber stamped], 1944. First edition, First printing. Hardbound in original dark blue textured cloth with gilt printing on the front cover, 11" x 7.5", 236 pages, illustrated with a photographic frontispiece portrait of Handy, two full page photographic illustrations, and eight full page illustrations of African Americans from sketches by Beauford De Laney, and musical scores. VERY GOOD CONDITION: a few droplet stains and light wear to the covers, internally, toning to the pastedown and a penned gift inscription from the former owner Kitty Dalton,…

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    Hand SIGNED by African American Composer and Blues Musician W. C. HANDY in ink on the ffep.

    UNSUNG AMERICANS SUNG Edited by W. C. HANDY. Published by Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc. New York City [rubber stamped], 1944. First edition, First printing. Hardbound in original dark blue textured cloth with gilt printing on the front cover, 11" x 7.5", 236 pages, illustrated with a photographic frontispiece portrait of Handy, two full page photographic illustrations, and eight full page illustrations of African Americans from sketches by Beauford De Laney, and musical scores. VERY GOOD CONDITION: a few droplet stains and light wear to the covers, internally, toning to the pastedown and a penned gift inscription from the former owner Kitty Dalton, a chorus girl for Billy Rose on the ffep, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Handy's important musical and cultural collection of song tributes to outstanding African Americans, explores the different dimensions of musical development that exist within Black culture, while also highlighting the struggle and triumph that exist for people of color. Includes poetry, illustrations, children's songs, choral works, scenes from major works, and art songs. Handy, the "Father of the Blues" composed the music for Phillis Wheatley poetry, and collaborated with Langston Hughes on a number of his poems as did Margaret Bonds, there are over 30 contributors including jazz luminaries Eubie Blake, James P. Johnson, Andy Razaf, Luckey Roberts and Ismay Andrews.

    William Christopher Handy (1873-1958) born to former slaves, W. C. Handy was one of the first to compose, play and publish a steady stream of blues, spiritual arrangements, marches, hymns, and miscellaneous songs. His collections include Blues: An Anthology (1941), and A Book of Negro Spirituals (1938). His books include: Negro Authors and Composers of the United States (1936), Father of the Blues (1941), and Unsung American Sung (1944).

    Beauford De Laney (1901-1979) Noted African American Artist.

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  • Surrealist Soviet Dissident MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN 1989 SIGNED & INSCRIBED Art Catalogue NEW-YORK MOSCOW RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION 1972-1989 by Mihail Chemiakin Surrealist Soviet Dissident MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN 1989 SIGNED & INSCRIBED Art Catalogue NEW-YORK MOSCOW RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION 1972-1989
    Mihail Chemiakin

    Catalogue of Mihail Chemiakin's 1989 landmark exhibition, held March 24 - April 24, 1989 at the Central House Of The Artist, Moscow, USSR. Beautifully Hand SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Artist MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN on the title page in blue pen " Pour Tammy Owens om Micha Chemiakin 1989 "

    Published by the Union of Artists of the USSR / Bowles Sorokko Galleries, Moscow / San Francisco, Printed in Torino, Italy by Stamperia Artistica Nazionale, 1989. First edition. Edited by Serge Sorokko. This was the first exhibition in the USSR of an artist exiled from the Soviet Union and banned by the authorities. Large format softcover, illustrated wrappers with French folds, 12.25" x 10", 158 pages of illustrations, most of them…

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    Catalogue of Mihail Chemiakin's 1989 landmark exhibition, held March 24 - April 24, 1989 at the Central House Of The Artist, Moscow, USSR. Beautifully Hand SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Artist MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN on the title page in blue pen " Pour Tammy Owens om Micha Chemiakin 1989 "

    Published by the Union of Artists of the USSR / Bowles Sorokko Galleries, Moscow / San Francisco, Printed in Torino, Italy by Stamperia Artistica Nazionale, 1989. First edition. Edited by Serge Sorokko. This was the first exhibition in the USSR of an artist exiled from the Soviet Union and banned by the authorities. Large format softcover, illustrated wrappers with French folds, 12.25" x 10", 158 pages of illustrations, most of them in color of Chemiakin's paintings, pastels, bronze sculptures, drawings, watercolors and a portrait of the artist. Text in Russian and English. Additionally inscribed to Tammy by Dr. Jean Audigier (beneath her essay), art history professor at the University of San Francisco where Chemiakin received an honorary doctorate, and the front/rear endpapers and some other pages are also inscribed to Tammy by people who seem to have been involved with this exhibition. VERY GOOD CONDITION: light shelfwear and a touch of sunning but overall the covers remain bright and the spine uncreased, internally, a touch of age toning to the margins otherwise tight, bright, and clean. A respectable copy of this affectionally signed vintage exhibition catalogue by an important radical artist.

    Mihail Mikhailovich Chemiakin (American, b. Russia 1943) painter, graphic artist, stage designer, sculptor, and publisher now residing in France. A victim of persistent political persecution, he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1971, resettled in France and later in New York in 1981. In 1989 Mikhail Gorbachev invited him back to Russia for a retrospective exhibition ending seventy years of isolation behind the Iron Curtain. Chemiakin is one of the most important and controversial figures in contemporary Russian art. A visionary Soviet dissident avant-garde artist who was expelled from art school for failing to conform to Socialist Realist norms, imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital along with other ideological dissidents, then persecuted and ordered into exile by the Soviet KGB. He is a leading non-conformist and surrealist, a radical painter best known for his mystical, supernatural, exotic, grotesque, fanciful, brilliantly colored compositions and iconography.

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  • LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY Lover's Saint Ruth's SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY with AUTHOR'S SELF-DEPRECATING INSCRIPTION 1895 by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY Lover's Saint Ruth's SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY with AUTHOR'S SELF-DEPRECATING INSCRIPTION 1895
    LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY

    LOVERS' SAINT RUTH'S and Three Other Tales, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY.

    BOSTON: Copland & Day, 1895. First edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front pastedown by the author to "SKIFF" (likely Frederick W. Skiff, noted book collector). Inscribed as follows:

    "Mr. SKIFF : Dear Sir : / The author disclaims, condemns and excommunicates this good-for-nothing output. Not one story of the four holds water, as a story; and each is full of silly aberrations and improbabilities! Ne Autor ultra crepidam. / L. I. G. (signed with initials) / A.D. 1904".

    If anyone out there thinks the author was proud of this book her inscription should clear that up!

    Hardcovers, decorated cloth covered boards, 5x7.5 inches, 123 pages.

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    LOVERS' SAINT RUTH'S and Three Other Tales, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY.

    BOSTON: Copland & Day, 1895. First edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front pastedown by the author to "SKIFF" (likely Frederick W. Skiff, noted book collector). Inscribed as follows:

    "Mr. SKIFF : Dear Sir : / The author disclaims, condemns and excommunicates this good-for-nothing output. Not one story of the four holds water, as a story; and each is full of silly aberrations and improbabilities! Ne Autor ultra crepidam. / L. I. G. (signed with initials) / A.D. 1904".

    If anyone out there thinks the author was proud of this book her inscription should clear that up!

    Hardcovers, decorated cloth covered boards, 5x7.5 inches, 123 pages.

    GOOD Condition: The covers' spine is sunned and the spine titles have faded, the front and rear boards are sunned and a bit soiled, and the corner tips are worn, nonetheless the covers are solid, their decorated boards attractive, and they are doing their job well, Internally nice, many of the pages remain uncut, the text block is cracked at a number of places but is holding well with the sewn binding. A solid, presentable copy.

    SCARCE with the unusual, self-deprecating inscription to the noted book collector Skiff.

    About LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY (from Wikipedia):

    ******Louise Imogen Guiney, b.1861 d.1920, was an American poet, essayist and editor, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She worked at various jobs, including serving as a postmistress and working in the field of cataloging at the Boston Public Library. She was a member of several literary and social clubs, and according to her friend Ralph Adams Cram was "the most vital and creative personal influence" on their circle of writers and artists in Boston. While in Boston she was believed to be in a "Boston Marriage" (the cohabitation of women, sexual or not) with the author Alice Brown, b.1857 d.1948.

    In 1901, Guiney moved to Oxford, England, to focus on her poetry and essay writing. Soon after she began to suffer from illness and in 1920 died of a stroke near Gloucestershire, England, age 59. Much of her work was left unfinished. After Guiney died the noted historian and novelist Eva Tenison became enchanted with her works and in 1921 published "Louise Imogen Guiney; an Appreciation", and in 1923 published "Louise Imogen Guiney: Her Life and Works 1861-1920" and "A Bibliography of Louise Imogen Guiney 1861-1920". Tenison also published "The Recusant Poets: An Unpublished Work of Louise Imogen Guiney and Fr. Geoffrey Bliss, S.J."******

    About FREDERICK WOODWARD SKIFF:

    ******Frederick Woodward Skiff, b.1867 d.1947, was an author, noted collector, bibliophile, expert on Americana and American Literature, and founder of the Acorn Club. Over the course of his life, Skiff amassed one of the most important private libraries in the United States, with particular emphasis on literature and history. After his death in 1947, the library's contents were sold at auction by Butterfield & Butterfield (now Bonham's) in San Francisco. Many of the books made their ways into other important collections. Countess Doheny purchased 800 books from Skiff's library, becoming part of the Estelle Doheny Collection of American Literature, which was in turn auctioned off by Christie's New York in 2001.******

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  • SUBVERSIVE FASHION Nobuhiko Kitamura HYSTERIC GLAMOUR Signed ART PHOTOGRAPHY Scenery Vol. 1, No. 3 by Nobuhiko Kitamura SUBVERSIVE FASHION Nobuhiko Kitamura HYSTERIC GLAMOUR Signed ART PHOTOGRAPHY Scenery Vol. 1, No. 3
    Nobuhiko Kitamura

    Hysteric Glamour was founded in 1984 by Japanese designer Nobuhiko Kitamura. A counterculture fashion house that subversively fused New Wave, Punk, American Pop culture, the 1970s and Japanese street culture creating the iconic and rebellious Harajuku aesthetic you can purchase from high end retailers.

    HYSTERIC GLAMOUR Scenery Vol. 1, No. 3 1992

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Photographer MIKIO MATSUO in blue pen on the first page of his section. His photographic works are in SFMOMA's permanent collection.

    The third book published by Hysteric Glamour, Tokyo, Japan, 1992. Edited by Nobuhiko Kitamura. First edition, first printing. Large format softcover, photo illustrated glossy wrappers, 14.25" x 12.25", 120 unnumbered pages, beautifully illustrated with photographic works by each artist in b&w. It features…

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    Hysteric Glamour was founded in 1984 by Japanese designer Nobuhiko Kitamura. A counterculture fashion house that subversively fused New Wave, Punk, American Pop culture, the 1970s and Japanese street culture creating the iconic and rebellious Harajuku aesthetic you can purchase from high end retailers.

    HYSTERIC GLAMOUR Scenery Vol. 1, No. 3 1992

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Photographer MIKIO MATSUO in blue pen on the first page of his section. His photographic works are in SFMOMA's permanent collection.

    The third book published by Hysteric Glamour, Tokyo, Japan, 1992. Edited by Nobuhiko Kitamura. First edition, first printing. Large format softcover, photo illustrated glossy wrappers, 14.25" x 12.25", 120 unnumbered pages, beautifully illustrated with photographic works by each artist in b&w. It features the work of 12 photographers: Osamu Wataya, Taishi Hirokawa, Eiichi Kashimura, Mikio Matsuo, Yasuo Matsumoto, Nicolas Tucker, Ikko Narahara, Kouhei Ohnishi, Seiichi Furuya, Kimie Hata, Hiroshi Yoda, and Kiyoshi Tatsukawa. Text in Japanese with some English. VERY GOOD CONDITION: covers have shelfwear, a few scratches, scrapes, and creases, internally light age-toning to the margins, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An excellent example of this groundbreaking Japanese Harajuku brand foray into art publishing.

    In 1991, Nobuhiko Kitamura published his first photograph collection through his fashion brand Hysteric Glamour. Kitamura produced a "series of books with people who firmly believe they have the energy to elevate the feeling of HYSTERIC." Following similar pioneering works that blur the line between fashion and art such as Comme des Garçons SIX magazine. Hysteric Glamour"s early photography books laid the groundwork for the collaborative culture that came to define Harajuku in the 1990s.

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