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ONCE UPON A TIME: HENRY CLEWS SCULPTURES.

Clews, Henry.

Published by (Paris: E. Desfosses-Neogravure), [1951]. [1951] (1951)

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Item Description: (Paris: E. Desfosses-Neogravure), [1951]. [1951], 1951. Book Condition: Good. - Folio [14-1/2 inches high by 10-3/4 inches wide], softcover. The contents are laid into a pictorial stiff paper case. The case is bumped with the head of its spine chipped. The rear panel is lightly soiled with creasing & chipping to its lower half along the spine. 8 pages of preliminaries plus 40 pages of photographs. The contents are very good. Photographs by W. Vennemann. There is an introduction signed "M. M. M." and an essay by Pierre Borel. The text is in French with an English translation of the introduction. Bookseller Inventory # 30895

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A BLIND MAN CAN SEE HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: Stories.

Bloom, Amy.

Published by New York: Random House, (2000). (2000) (2000)

ISBN 10: 0375502688 ISBN 13: 9780375502682

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Item Description: New York: Random House, (2000). (2000), 2000. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY AMY BLOOM - Octavo, paper-covered boards in a dust wrapper. The top edges of the dust jacket's flaps are faded & slightly creased with a small area of light soiling to the front flap. [vii], 153 & [2] pages plus colophon. Near fine. First edition.Signed by Amy Bloom on the half- title. Bookseller Inventory # 30879

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SHADOW BOX.

Plimpton, George.

Published by New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). (1977) (1977)

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Item Description: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). (1977), 1977. Book Condition: Good. SIGNED BY GEORGE PLIMPTON - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is very lightly bumped. There is light spotting to the spine with some tiny white marks to the front cover. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with some minor foxing & with its extremities slightly darkened. The head of its spine is creased & chipped & there is a stain to its spine's mid section. 353 & [1] pages. The edges are foxed. Black-and-white illustrations. Good. First edition.Signed by George Plimpton on the front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 30860

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ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF CANADIAN CONTRALTO MAUREEN FORRESTER AND CONDUCTOR FRITZ REINER, SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT S. HARRAH.

Forrester, Maureen; and Reiner, Fritz). Harrah, Robert S.

Published by [Chicago], circa [1959]. [1959] (1959)

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Item Description: [Chicago], circa [1959]. [1959], 1959. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - An original 10-1/2 inch high by 13 inch wide black and white silver print photograph of the Canadian Opera contralto Maureen Forrester with the great conductor Fritz Reiner. Photographed by Robert S. Harrah, Maureen Forrester and Fritz Reiner are depicted from the chest up, seated close to each other, studying a score. Attired in a white cross-striped dark jacket over a black dress with strings of pearls around her neck, the contralto's head leans towards the conductor who is pointing out a note in the score. Reiner, attired in a black suit over a white shirt, is wearing glasses. The photographer's credits are stamped in purple on the verso and the photograph is signed in black ink by Robert S. Harrah between the stamps. The corners are slightly worn and there are some minor scratches to the image with slightly heavier indented lines rubbed at the top. A heavy diagonal crease to the bottom right corner has been reinforced with archival tape from the verso. The photograph is by Robert S. Harrah who was the assistant of Life photographer Eugene Smith in the late 1940's. This portrait was probably taken around November 1959 when Forrester and Reiner collaborated on Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Bookseller Inventory # 30848

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ADVERTISING MOCK-UP ILLUSTRATED WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE GREAT CONDUCTOR FRITZ REINER, SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER DORSEY.

Reiner, Fritz). Dorsey, Paul.

Published by Dearborn Michigan: Ford News Bureau, 1946. (1946)

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Item Description: Dearborn Michigan: Ford News Bureau, 1946., 1946. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - An original 13-3/8 inch high by 10-3/4 inch wide glossy black & white photograph of Fritz Reiner in three-quarter profile from the knees up. With both arms extended the conductor, casually dressed in a wool cardigan, holds his baton in his left hand. Mounted onto 20 inch high by 16 inch wide creamy white mat board, the photograph is signed and dated 1946 in pencil by Dorsey on the mat under the image at right. Designed as an advertising mock-up by the Ford News Bureau with a facsimile of Fritz Reiner's signature mounted with glue onto a sheet of paper taped at the bottom of the mat. Information typed beneath Reiner's name, identifies him as the "Musical Director, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra / Appearing With The / N.B.C. Orchestra / Sundays, December 15, 22, 29, January 5 / 5 p.m." Stamped on the portion of the sheet taped to the verso is the name and New York address of the "personal representative" Andrew Schulhof. The Ford News Bureau's Dearborn, Michigan Administrative office's stamp is affixed to the verso of the mat with a number penciled above. There are minor faint scratches to the photograph. The edges of the mat are slightly soiled and the corners are bumped and worn. There are tears to the portion of the sheet of paper that is taped to the verso. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 30849

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WAZA: A Trans-Pacific Novel.

Sullivan, M. J.

Published by (Markham, Ontario, Canada): Double Dragon Press, (2002). (2002) (2002)

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Item Description: (Markham, Ontario, Canada): Double Dragon Press, (2002). (2002), 2002. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN AND SIGNED BY M. J. SULLIVAN - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The covers are very lightly bumped & slightly bowed and there is a crease to the top corner of the rear wrap. 486 pages. A few top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good. Advance page proof.Inscribed by the author on the title page: "For the master, Peter Matthiessen, / With admiration / M. J. Sullivan." There is also an inscription in Japanese down the left side of the page. Bookseller Inventory # 30852

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SIGNED CABINET PHOTOGRAPH.

Dodge, Charles Richards. (1847-1918). Worked in the Department of Agriculture an expert on fibers: flax, hemp, ramie, jute, etc.

Published by Boston, MA: The Notman Photographic Co., Limited, circa [1885]. [1885] (1885)

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Item Description: Boston, MA: The Notman Photographic Co., Limited, circa [1885]. [1885], 1885. Book Condition: Good. - Sepia-toned cabinet photograph [5-1/2 inches high by 4-1/8 inches wide, mounted on a card 6-1/2 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide]. Signed "Sincerely yours, / Charles Richards Dodge" along the bottom edge of the photograph & on the margin below it. On the verso, the elaborate logo of the Notman Photographic Co. is printed in gilt within a decorative frame. The edges of both sides of the card are slightly darkened with some foxing to the margins of the photographic portrait. Good. A head-and-shoulders portrait of Dodge with a soft, luxuriant mustache, wearing a coat or jacket buttoned up to his neck and a clergyman's collar. Bookseller Inventory # 30854

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SNOW PATTERNS: A SIGNED LIMITED EDITION SERIGRAPH BY THE AMERICAN ARTIST JON CARSMAN.

Carsman, Jon (1944-1987).

Published by [1982]. [1982] (1982)

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Item Description: [1982]. [1982], 1982. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - A 24- 1/2 inch high by 34 inch wide original color serigraph illustrating snow drifts in front of a peach and pink house. Snow sits on top of the roof and on some of the branches of trees and shrubs in the fore and background. Titled "Snow Patterns" and numbered "69/175" in pencil under the image at left, the serigraph is signed "Carsman" in pencil at right. There are minor creases and the margins are slightly soiled. Very good. The American artist Jon Carsman (1944-1987) was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Reflecting the resurgence of American realism, Jon Carsman's work was inspired by the play of color and light reflected from houses in his native Appalachian region. Bookseller Inventory # 30797

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THE IDLER. By the Author of The Rambler. In Two Volumes. With Additional Essays. (2 volumes bound in 1, as issued).

Johnson, Samuel].

Published by London: Printed for J. Parsons, 1798. (1798)

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Item Description: London: Printed for J. Parsons, 1798., 1798. Book Condition: Good. FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN SWIFT LIVINGSTON AND HIS WIFE ANN MARIA MARTINA THOMPSON, SIGNED BY JOHN S. LIVINGSTON, IN A SPECKLED CALF PRESENTATION BINDING WITH HIS WIFE'S GILT-TITLED RED LEATHER LABEL ON THE FRONT COVER - Octavo, 5-1/2 inches high by 3/2 inches wide. Handsomely bound in vintage full brown speckled calf with a gilt-titled red leather label on the spine and with Ann Maria Martina Thompson's name embossed in gilt on a red leather label mounted within a gilt roulette frame on the front cover. The covers are rubbed and scuffed and the corners are bumped with some light wear. The leather is splitting along the joints and the head of the darkened spine is chipped. [vi] & 148 pages; and [iv] & 176 pages, respectively, illustrated with a title page device and 3 engraved plates signed "G. Turner". The hinges are cracked. A few page corners are creased. The pages are toned and there is some occasional foxing. Good. From the library of Jonathan Swift Livingston (1785-1867), signed by him in black ink at the top of the title page and with his wife's name "Ann Maria Martina Thompson" (1786-1838) attractively stamped in gilt on a red leather label mounted within a decorative gilt roulette frame on the front cover.John Swift Livingston, a descendant of Robert Livingston, married Anna Maria Martina Thompson in September of 1806. Bookseller Inventory # 30846

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER FOR THE 31ST NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, ILLUSTRATED WITH A PHOTOGRAPH BY SHEILA METZNER, SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER.

Metzner, Sheila.

Published by New York, 1993. (1993)

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Item Description: New York, 1993., 1993. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER SHEILA METZNER - sc - A 28-1/2 inch high by 43 inch wide poster designed by Jeffrey Metzner and illustrated with a full page photograph by Sheila Metzner. The abstract black & white photograph depicts geometrical shapes. The festival's credits are printed in a diagonal column along the left side of the photo: "The Thirty-first New York Film Festival Presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall October 1st-17th 1993 The 31st New York Film Festival is made possible in part with public funds from The New York State Council for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts". The Number "31" is boldly printed in yellow at top right with the designer's and photographer's credits printed at bottom right. The poster is boldly signed in ink by Sheila Metzner at lower right. There are minor creases to the edges and corners. Very good. The Brooklyn-born photographer Sheila Metzner (b.1939) majored in visual communications at Pratt Institute. She was the first female art director hired by the Doyle Dane Bernbach advertising agency. She became known when one of her photographs, exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art's "Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960" became a hit. Her work has since been sought after and her photographs are included in major collections, including those of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography and the Agfa and Polaroid collections. She has since published four monographs, "Objects of Desire", "Sheila Metzner's Color", "Inherit the Earth" and "Form and Fashion". Bookseller Inventory # 30775

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RECOLLECTIONS OF TWO DISTINGUISHED PERSONS: LA MARQUISE DE BOISSY AND THE COUNT DE WALDECK. Illustrated with Photographs.

Contessa Teresa Guiccioli, La Marquise de Boissy). Smith, Mary R. Darby.

Published by Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1878. (1878)

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Item Description: Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1878., 1878. Book Condition: Fair. RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRON'S MISTRESS, ILLUSTRATED WITH TIPPED-IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND WITH AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY LA MARQUISE DE BOISSY AS LA CONTESSA GUICCIOLI - Octavo, original green cloth with beveled edges, titled in gilt with decorations in black on the front cover and with decorations in gilt and black on the spine. All edges are gilt. The covers are rubbed with wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine. The gilt rules have faded from the bottom of the spine. 97 pages, illustrated with 9 original albumen tipped-in photographs of portraits or busts and with facsimiles of letters. The hinges are cracked and the front endpaper and frontispiece are detached. The plate opposite page 50 is detached but present. The rear endpaper and last two leaves are pulled. There are chips and short tears to the edges of the endpapers. Glue stains mar the top edge of one of the illustrated facsimiles. Limited edition of only 350 copies, so stated on the copyright page.The frontispiece is a photograph portrait of the Contessa. In addition, there is a photograph of a bust by Bartolini portraying her. The photographs also include a portrait of Lord Byron at the age of 30.Tipped in at the front is an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by The Marquise de Boissy as "La Contessa Guiccioli" within the text. Penned in Italian on a 7-1/8 inch high by 4- 1/2 inch wide sheet of paper, the letter is written and signed in the third person by the Marquise in the opening line of the letter, "La Contessa Guiccioli presenta." The 60 plus word letter is penned on both sides of the sheet, with most of the text on the first page. Dated Paris 1837 at the end, the letter is tipped-in with glue, onto the book's pastedown, from the top of the verso opposite the opening signature line. Torn along two horizontal folds, theletter has been repaired with archival tape along the verso of the top tear. There is evidence of some old tape repairs along the lower fold.This scarce work by Mary R. Darby Smith contains considerable material on Lord Byron. The Contessa Teresa Guiccioli, Marquise de Boissy, is generally considered to have been Byron's mistress while the poet was living in Ravenna, Italy at the time he wrote the first five cantos of Don Juan. She appears as "Countess G.", a minor character, in Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Count of Monte Cristo" and Lord Byron himself also used this abbreviation when referring to her in his journals.In this work the author Mary R. Darby Smith, a friend of the Countess, relates anecdotes and observations about De Boissy and her relationship with Byron, as well as her spiritualism after Byron's death. In the second half of the book, the author offers recollections of her friendship with the Count of Waldeck. Waldeck was an inveterate traveller and painter of historical scenes and several of his paintings are illustrated in the book.Two contemporary newspaper clippings tipped onto a sheet mounted on the rear pastedown refer to the Marquise de Boissy's own book "Recollections of Lord Byron". Bookseller Inventory # 30811

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WINNER TAKE ALL HOME QUIZ BOOK.

Todman, Bill; and Goodson, Mark.

Published by New York: Crown Publishers, (1949). (1949) (1949)

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Item Description: New York: Crown Publishers, (1949). (1949), 1949. Book Condition: Good. INSCRIBED BY BILL TODMAN AND SIGNED BY TODMAN AND MARK GOODSON - Octavo, pictorial paper covered boards with a cloth spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. The cloth is chipped at the head & tail of the spine. There is light creasing to the front edge of the rear cover. 128 pages. The bottom corners of the first few leaves are bumped. Good. "Based on the authors' popular CBS Network Radio and Television series [Winner Take All]".Inscribed by Bill Todman and signed in full by Todman and Mark Goodson on the half-title.William S. "Bill" Todman [1916-1979] was an American television producer born in New York City. Together with his business partner Mark Goodson, he produced some of the longest running game shows in history--among them Beat the Clock, Family Feud, The Price Is Right and What's My Line?. Bookseller Inventory # 30818

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ORIGINAL EXHIBITION POSTER SIGNED BY THE AMERICAN CERAMIC ARTIST AND PAINTER TOSHIKO TAKAEZU.

Takaezu, Toshiko (1922-2011).

Published by New York: Hunterdon Art Center, 1989. (1989)

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Item Description: New York: Hunterdon Art Center, 1989., 1989. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY TOSHIKO TAKAEZU - sc - A 24 inch high by 18 inch poster for the 1989 exhibition of the artist's work at the Hunterdon Art Center. The poster is illustrated with an evocative black & white photograph of a montage by Toshiko Takaezu consisting of root vegetables arranged around a domed ceramic sculpture. Titled "Hunterdon Art Center / 1989" in silver against a black background, the poster is signed and numbered in silver ink by the artist "Toshiko Takaezu 70/200" at lower right. Credits, printed in small print along the bottom right and left read that "This limited edition poster funded by the Friends of the Hunterdon Art Center" and "Photographers: Juliet George McCleery and Pat Switzer / Designed, typeset and printed by Village Craftsmen, Inc./Princeton Polychrome Press". There are couple of faint creases to the right of the signature. Near fine. Born in Hawaii from Japanese parents, the American ceramic artist and painter Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) first studied at the Honolulu Museum of Art and under Claude Horan at the University of Hawaii. While later studying at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan she met her mentor, the Finnish ceramic artist Maija Grotell. She travelled to Japan to study Buddhism and Japanese pottery. Upon her return, she taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art and at Princeton University. Upon retiring in 1992, she opened a studio in Quakertown, New Jersey (in Hunterdon County). Some of her larger sculptures were created at Skidmore College. She returned to Hawaii where she spent her remaining years. Bookseller Inventory # 30750

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THE GRAMMYS. AN ORIGINAL PETER MAX POSTER FOR THE 31ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, SIGNED BY PETER MAX.

Max, Peter.

Published by CBS Television, (1989). (1989) (1989)

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Item Description: CBS Television, (1989). (1989), 1989. Book Condition: Fine. SIGNED BY PETER MAX - sc - A 24 inch high by 18 inch wide color poster on a black background with green lines along the top and the black shifting to purple at the bottom advertising the 31st annual Grammy awards. The poster is illustrated with a psychedelic image of a gramophone. The text, printed at the bottom, reads: "The Grammys / The 31st Annual Grammy Awards / National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. / Wednesday, February 22, 1989 - 8 to 11 PM ET / CBS Television - A Pierre Cossette production". The following credits are printed vertically along the right edge of the image: "Acrylic on canvas - courtesy Hanson Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA / Access Gallery, NYC". The poster is hand-signed by Peter Max at bottom left of the image "MAX 89" in black felt. Near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 30800

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FISBO: or The Looking-Glass Loaned. (A Satiric Poem in Five Books).

Nichols, Robert.

Published by William Heinemann, 1934. (1934)

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Item Description: William Heinemann, 1934., 1934. Book Condition: Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine, in a dust wrapper. The covers are bumped & lightly soiled with the extremities darkened & with 2 small stains to the front cover. The spine is darkened with the tail lightly chipped & frayed. The dust jacket is darkened & chipped with several tears & small pieces out. The dust jacket spine is heavily darkened. xii, 177 & [2] pages.There is foxing to the prelims & a few rear leaves with occasional foxing to the text pages. There is a small chip out of the top corner of the front endpaper & of the colophon. Good in a fair dust wrapper. Limited edition of 1,000 copies numbered and signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 30802

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AN ORIGINAL POSTER FOR THE 35TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST LARRY RIVERS.

Rivers, Larry.

Published by New York, 1997. (1997)

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Item Description: New York, 1997., 1997. Book Condition: Good. HAND-SIGNED BY LARRY RIVERS - sc - A 27 inch high by 34 inch wide color poster designed by Paul Volpe for the New York Film Festival illustrated with a reproduction of Larry Rivers' painting "Curtain Call". A king at top left appears to have come to life from a deck of playing cards. Next to him, tin cans and a nude woman in profile, her head cut off by the edge of the frame reaches out toward a chair while beneath her sits a nude cherubic woman. The Camel from the cigarette pack is nearly centered at bottom next to a man smartly dressed in a white jacket. The text, printed at the bottom, proclaims: "35th New York Film Festival / presented by the film society of lincoln center sept. 26-oct. 12, 1997, alice tully hall / The 35th NYFF is sponsored by Grand Marnier. The Festival is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Countil on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts." Credits, immediately under the image, read: "c. 1997 'Curtain Call' 1996 by Larry Rivers / Poster design by Paul Volpe". Signed in black felt by Larry Rivers within the image at bottom right. There are minor creases and tiny chips to the bottom edge of the poster. Bookseller Inventory # 30748

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FOR ERNST JANDL: A SIGNED LIMITED SERIGRAPH BY THE BRITISH-BORN CANADIAN ARTIST MICHAEL MORRIS.

Morris, Michael (b.1942).

Published by Canada, 1967. (1967)

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Item Description: Canada, 1967., 1967. Book Condition: Good. - sc - An original 23 inch high by 29 inch wide serigraph on calendered wove paper titled, numbered, dated & signed by the artist. The abstract image features two vertically striped cubes standing upright in front of window-like rectangles. Text balloons containing dots and lines reminiscent of musical notation appear to stream from the top of each cube. Similar dots and lines decorate the "windows", gaining in intensity as they get lower. These images are themselves framed by grids followed by letters contained within black circles at the bottom: "a h b q s j c v o f k l b x g y m u e". Numbered "23/50" and titled "For Ernst Jandl" in blue ink by the artist at bottom left, this serigraph is signed "Morris" and dated "1967" at bottom right. There are several light creases and tiny tears to the edges and a heavier crease with short tears to the top right corner. This crease is reinforced with archival linen tape from the verso. There is some soiling to the left of the bottom edge and a tiny stain nearer the top. Remnants of a red label still adhere to the top edge of the verso. In overall good condition. Limited edition of 50 numbered prints, signed by Michael Morris.The British-born Canadian artist Michael Morris (b.1942), best known for his abstract paintings and prints, has also produced works in the related fields of photography, video, film, installation and performance art. His mother had studied at St.-Martins School of Art in London before moving to Canada when Morris was 4. A student of Jack Shadbolt, Roy Kiyooka and Don Jarvis at the University of Victoria and the Vancouver School of Art, he returned to London and completed his studies at the Slade School of Fine Art. Morris is "recognized by his contemporaries for shining the spotlight on Vancouver, he is perhaps best known by later generations for his collaborative artistic practice and his ability to smoothly shift between the roles of artist, curator, arts administrator and cultural player. In 1970, together with the artist Vincent Trasov, Morris founded Image Bank, a conceptual vehicle for mail art projects, which featured collaborations with Eric Metcalfe, Gary Lee Nova, Ray Johnson, General Idea, and Robert Filliou. Further to this, Morris, along with eight colleagues from various disciplines, founded and directed the Western Front Society." -- [Quoted from the National Gallery of Canada's biography of the artist]. Bookseller Inventory # 30774

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A SELF PORTRAIT.

Kleinholz, Frank.

Published by New York: Shorewood Publishers Inc., (1964). (1964) (1964)

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Item Description: New York: Shorewood Publishers Inc., (1964). (1964), 1964. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED BY FRANK KLEINHOLZ - Small quarto [approximately 10-3/8 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], light yellow cloth with a vignette in brown on the front cover. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with its top edge lightly chipped. Its spine & the adjacent edge of the rear panel are slightly darkened. 95 & [1] pages. 64 full-page illustrations in color and black & white. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. Number 432 of a limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies. There is no serigraph present as only the first 100 copies were issued with the extra print. Inscribed and signed in full by the artist on the colophon and dated "June 12, 1969". The introduction is by Philip Evergood. Bookseller Inventory # 30779

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THE ART OF ERIC CARLE". AN ORIGINAL LIMITED EDITION POSTER SIGNED BY ERIC CARLE.

Carle, Eric.

Published by Hong Kong, (1990). (1990) (1990)

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Item Description: Hong Kong, (1990). (1990), 1990. Book Condition: Good. SIGNED & NUMBERED BY ERIC CARLE - sc - A 24 inch high by 18 inch wide poster with a colorful illustration of a smiling sun created by Eric Carle in his classic collage style with lettering by Julian Waters. Published in a limited edition of 1,000, the poster is numbered "390/1000" in ink at bottom left and boldly signed in ink by Eric Carle at bottom right. There are several heavy horizontal creases across the poster and some creases to the edges as well as a tiny chip to the lower right edge. Good. Bookseller Inventory # 30766

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FIRING.

Scalia, Philip.

Published by (North Hampton, NH): Harp Seal Productions, (1981). (1981) (1981)

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Item Description: (North Hampton, NH): Harp Seal Productions, (1981). (1981), 1981. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PHILIP SCALIA - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wrappers. Thre is some very light creasing & soiling to the binding. The wraps are foxed along the spine with light chipping to the rear wrap near the head of the spine. [15] pages plus colophon, including 14 full-page black-and-white photographic illustrations. Very good. First edition.Inscribed and signed in full by Philip Scalia on the title page.Rare. WorldCat locates only 4 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 30771

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ANDY WITH MUSTACHE. AN ORIGINAL POSTER SIGNED BY PETER MAX.

Max, Peter.

Published by Beverly Hills, California: Hanson Galleries, 1989. (1989)

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Item Description: Beverly Hills, California: Hanson Galleries, 1989., 1989. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY PETER MAX - sc - A 40 inch high by 25-1/8 inch wide offset color poster on a black background with a large bold illustration of Peter Max's acrylic painting "Andy with Mustache". The illustration is an abstract psychedelic portrait of a white haired Andy Warhol, glasses faintly hinted at above a dark nose and black Charlie Chaplin brush mustache. Titled in white under the image "Andy with Mustache" with several lines by the artist Peter Max explaining the story of the painting: "One night in 1973, I took a cab down to Chinatown to meet some friends. Along the way, I caught the cab driver peeking at me in the rear view mirror. 'You're Andy Warhol', he said. 'No,' I said .and returned to my drawings. 'C'mon, you are Andy Warhol.' 'No,' I said again. I'm Peter Max.' 'Peter Max? I thought Andy was the one with the mustache?' I thought it was funny . and so did Andy. I finished 'Andy with Mustache' that night when I got home." The credits at the bottom read: "Published.c.Peter Max 1989, Courtesy Hanson Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA., Access Gallery, NYC & Peter Max Studio, NYC". The poster is hand-signed in black felt by Peter Max within the bottom right of the image "MAX 90". There is a small smudge to the top left corner and minor rubbing to the margins. There are some minor creases along the bottom and left edges and to the bottom right corner. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 30753

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THE PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY.

Russell, Bertrand.

Published by New York: Henry Holt and Company / London: Williams and Norgate, circa [1924]. [1924] (1924)

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Item Description: New York: Henry Holt and Company / London: Williams and Norgate, circa [1924]. [1924], 1924. Book Condition: Good. FROM THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST JAMES JEROME GIBSON - Small octavo, green cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with a light crease to the cloth of the rear cover. The spine is a bit darkened. viii & pages 9-255 plus 8-page publisher's catalog. The gutters & the publisher's catalog are darkened. Good. From the library of James Jerome Gibson, signed by him and dated 1924.The American psychologist, James Jerome Gibson [1904-1979] is considered one of the most important psychologists in the field of visual perception. Rejecting Hermann von Helmholtz's classical approach and behaviorism, he "pioneered the idea that observers sample information from the outside visual world using an active perceptual system rather than passively receiving input through their senses and then processing this input to obtain a construction of the world". Gibson met the Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka while teaching at Smith college. Though he didn't embrace Gestalt psychology he did share Koffka's view that "the problems of perception were the central problems of psychology". Bookseller Inventory # 30754

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CREATIVE EVOLUTION.

Bergson, Henri.

Published by New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1923). (1923) (1923)

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Item Description: New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1923). (1923), 1923. Book Condition: Good. FROM THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST JAMES JEROME GIBSON - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with the cloth chipped at the corners of the covers. There are 2 tiny holes in the cloth of the rear cover with a small stain. The spine is slightly darkened with its head & tail lightly chipped. xv & 407 pages. The top page corners are lightly bumped with a few of them creased. There is light soiling to the blank verso of page xv. Good. Authorized translation by Arthur Mitchell.From the library of James Jerome Gibson, signed by him and dated 1924, with his notes on the rear endpaper and in the text.The American psychologist, James Jerome Gibson [1904- 1979] is considered one of the most important psychologists in the field of visual perception. Rejecting Hermann von Helmholtz's classical approach and behaviorism, he "pioneered the idea that observers sample information from the outside visual world using an active perceptual system rather than passively receiving input through their senses and then processing this input to obtain a construction of the world". Gibson met the Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka while teaching at Smith college. Though he didn't embrace Gestalt psychology he did share Koffka's view that "the problems of perception were the central problems of psychology". Bookseller Inventory # 30755

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THE EVOLUTION OF PHYSICS: The Growth of Ideas from Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta.

Einstein, Albert; and Infeld, Leopold.

Published by New York: Simon and Schuster, 1938. (1938)

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Item Description: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1938., 1938. FROM THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST JAMES JEROME GIBSON - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine with a diagram in gilt on the front cover.The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with the spine sunned. x, 319 & [1] pages plus a 1-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated in black & white with 3 plates & textual diagrams. The pastedowns & endpapers are darkened. Very good. Third printing.From the library of James Jerome Gibson, signed by him and dated 1938, with a few of his markings.The American psychologist, James Jerome Gibson [1904-1979] is considered one of the most important psychologists in the field of visual perception. Rejecting Hermann von Helmholtz's classical approach and behaviorism, he "pioneered the idea that observers sample information from the outside visual world using an active perceptual system rather than passively receiving input through their senses and then processing this input to obtain a construction of the world". Gibson met the Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka while teaching at Smith college. Though he didn't embrace Gestalt psychology he did share Koffka's view that "the problems of perception were the central problems of psychology". Bookseller Inventory # 30756

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THE CORNER THAT HELD THEM.

Warner, Sylvia Townsend.

Published by New York: The Viking Press, 1948. (1948)

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Item Description: New York: The Viking Press, 1948., 1948. Book Condition: Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt. The binding is slightly rubbed with the spine & extremities faded & with a small stain to the rear cover. viii & 367 pages. The contents are very good. Good. First American edition.From the library of the wife of American psychologist James Jerome Gibson, signed "Eleanor J. Gibson" and dated 1948. Bookseller Inventory # 30757

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NOBODY KNOWS THE TRUFFLES I'VE SEEN.

Lang, George.

Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. (1998)

ISBN 10: 0679450947 ISBN 13: 9780679450948

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Item Description: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998., 1998. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR GEORGE LANG - Octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Hardcover in dust jacket. Bound in tan boards backed with a brown cloth spine, titled in gilt on the spine, in a pictorial dust wrapper. 384 & 2 pages, with occasional textual illustrations. Near fine. Inscribed, signed and dated "November 6, 1998" by George Lang.Once a budding violinist and entertainer, the author switched careers in mid- stream, becoming a restaurateur and chef. Bookseller Inventory # 30703

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SPECTACLES.

Pels, Winslow). Beattie, Ann.

Published by New York: Workman Publishing, (1985). (1985) (1985)

ISBN 10: 0894809261 ISBN 13: 9780894809262

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Item Description: New York: Workman Publishing, (1985). (1985), 1985. Book Condition: Fine. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ANN BEATTIE - (Goblin Tales). Quarto, 9- 1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide. Hardcover in dust jacket. Bound in black cloth titled in pink on the spine & in pink with a vignette stamped in pink on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. 37 & [2] pages plus the colophon. Full-page color illustrations & vignettes by Winslow Pels. Near fine. First edition. Humorously inscribed by the author on the flyleaf above and below a color vignette of a rose: "For Ken: / Pictured, a rose that Parker would probably eat. / With best wishes -- from the creator of maniacs -- / Ann Beattie". Bookseller Inventory # 30729

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ROBERT DUNCAN: A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Berholf, Robert J.; Creeley, Robert.

Published by Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1986. (1986)

ISBN 10: 0876856210 ISBN 13: 9780876856215

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Item Description: Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1986., 1986. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY ROBERT DUNCAN, ROBERT CREELEY AND ROBERT BERTHOLF - Quarto [10- 3/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide], creamy yellow boards backed with a burgundy cloth spine. Titled in burgundy on a creamy paper label mounted on the spine & in burgundy within a black-and-white illustration on the front cover. The book is slightly cocked & there is some minor soiling to the binding & to the fore-edge. 491 pages plus colophon with a frontispiece illustration by Jess. Also illustrated with black-and-white facsimiles. Very good. Limited edition of 176 special numbered copies signed by Robert Duncan, Robert J. Bertholf and by Robert Creeley, who wrote the preface. Bookseller Inventory # 30733

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OSCAR WILDE: POEMS.

Wilde, Oscar.

Published by New York: Boni and Liveright (Modern Library), circa [1925]. [1925] (1925)

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Item Description: New York: Boni and Liveright (Modern Library), circa [1925]. [1925], 1925. Book Condition: Good. FROM THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST JAMES JEROME GIBSON - Small octavo, dark green limp cloth titled in gilt. The binding is slightly bumped with some creasing to the spine. The top edge of the rear cover is rubbed. ix, [1] leaf & 275 pages. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece drawing. The contents are very good. A volume in the Modern Library series.From the library of James Jerome Gibson, signed by him and dated 1925.The American psychologist, James Jerome Gibson [1904-1979] is considered one of the most important psychologists in the field of visual perception. Rejecting Hermann von Helmholtz's classical approach and behaviorism, he "pioneered the idea that observers sample information from the outside visual world using an active perceptual system rather than passively receiving input through their senses and then processing this input to obtain a construction of the world". Gibson met the Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka while teaching at Smith college. Though he didn't embrace Gestalt psychology he did share Koffka's view that "the problems of perception were the central problems of psychology". Bookseller Inventory # 30735

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C*NTS. (In NYQ: The New York Quarterly. Summer 1973, Number 15).

Updike, John.

Published by (New York: The New York Quarterly Poetry Review Foundation, Inc., 1973). (1973)

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Item Description: (New York: The New York Quarterly Poetry Review Foundation, Inc., 1973)., 1973. Book Condition: Fine. SIGNED BY JOHN UPDIKE - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wraps. The wraps are very lightly foxed. 220 pages. Near fine. Copy "Y" of 26 lettered copies of a special limited edition of the quarterly, signed by John Updike and distributed by Antic Hay Books of West Caldwell, NJ. Updike's poem is printed on pages 63-65 of the magazine. His signature appears on page 65 following his printed name at the foot of the poem and the notice of limitation is typed below the signature. Bookseller Inventory # 30721

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