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ERNST, Max. Mr. Knife and Mrs. Fork. Text by René Crevel, translated by Kay Boyle. With 19 photograms of frottages by Max Ernst. 8vo., bound in the original full black cloth, elaborately gilt and embossed designed by Ernst on covers, in a sleeve and slipcase by Leroux. Paris: The Black.....
Item nr. 168623
ISHIMOTO, Kikuji. Kenchikufu: utsukushiki form no symphonie. 4to., publisher's boards. Tokyo: Gei-ensha, 1924.
Handsome phographic survey of modernist architecture published by the Bunriha Kenchiku-kai, which was the first and perhaps the most important voice of 'modern' architecture in Japan. Includes works by Bruno Taut, Hans Poelzig, Walter Gropius, Josef Hoffmann, Peter.....
Item nr. 167217
KAZUNAGA, Nagata. Kuchu shashin sokuryo. 95, 56 pp., illustrations, and 3D viewing glasses. 4to., publishers illustrated cloth-backed boards. Tokyo: Kagaku Shugi Kogyosha, 1942.
An interesting and unusual Japanese wartime book on aerial photography and aerial photogrammetry. With original 3D coloured viewer in back pocket. OCLC lists just the copies in the.....
Item nr. 167214
BUEHRMANN'S, G.H. De Papiermolen; Tijdschrift voor de grafische Vakken. Vol. 11. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout with tipped in paper samples. Small folio, 300 x 240 mm, in spiral bound publisher's paper wrappers. Amsterdam: Bührmann's, G.H., papiergroothandel n.v., ND.
A fine copy of one of the volumes of this splendidly designed volume.....
Item nr. 159721
COWLEY, John Lodge. The Theory of Perspective Demonstrated; in a Method Entirely New. By which the Several Planes, Lines, and Points, used in this Art, are shewn by Moveable Schemes, in the True Positions in which they are to be Considered. , xi, , 117,  pp. With 11 full-page.....
Item nr. 168576
CONDO, GEORGE and William S. BURROUGHS. Ghost of Chance. Illustrated with three etchings by Condo with several tipped-in color illustrations. Folio, cloth in slipcase. New York: Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of Art, 1991.
Limited to 160 copies, signed by both Burroughs and Condo. A mint copy.
Item nr. 168610
KATAGAMI STENCIL DESIGNS. A Collection of Meiji Period Original Kimono Stencil Plates. With 20 stencil plates. Stencil paper was constructed from the bark of mulberry trees then treated with persimmon juice; the sheets measure ca. 220 x 400 mm and the largest measuring 350 x 450 mm. Each in individual.....
Item nr. 168446
LUZA, Reynaldo. Presenting Silhouette: a New Pattern in 1847 Rogers Bros. Silverplate. Folio.  pp. Illustrated with two heliogravures and two pochoir plates. Folio, bound in original spiral bound black and silver decorative stiff wrappers. Paris: Draeger, .
A stunning trade catalogue, sumptuously printed by Draeger for the Meriden Connecticut based.....
Item nr. 167509
CATALONIA. Conselleria d'Economía. Butlletí trimestral de la Conselleria dEconomia. No. 1 (of 3 published). 34 pp. Illustrated throughout, some in colour with a colour map. Folio, bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers, preserved in a new black cloth folding box. Barcelona: Edicions de la Conselleria d'Economia de la Generalitat de Catalunya.....
Item nr. 167449
BELOUSOV, G.N. Teoriya I praktika primeneniya probnih stekol [i.e. The theory and practice of the usage of test glasses]. 19 pp. Illustrated with 18 colour plates. 8vo., bound in original light blue wrappers, preserved in a new grey cloth folding box. Moscow: GIZ Legkoi promyshlennosti, 1933.
In this work, dedicated to.....
Item nr. 167405
GRANDVILLE, J.J. Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux. Two volumes. , 386, ; , 390,  pp. With 201 engraved plates and 120 vignettes illustrating the text. Large 8vo., 261 x 180 mm, uniformly bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt vingettes of Grandville designs on the.....
Item nr. 167232
FASCISM. Gioventù italiana del littorio. 71 pp. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Folio, bound in publisher's decorative paper boards in original photographic dust-jacket, preserved in a new grey cloth folding box. Rome: Pressedienst des Generalkommandos d. G.I.L., 1940.
A scarce Italian photobook given over to glorifying fascist youth and their glorious leader.....
Item nr. 167220
TESTI, Carlo Vittorio. 1° Mostra Nazionale delle Bonifiche. 109 pp. Illustrated throughout. 8vo., bound in original illustrated wrappers, in a new cloth folding box. Rome: Ministero dell'agricoltura e delle foreste, 1932.
A scarce Italian fascist photobook, which combines typical agricultural propaganda for the regime together with a surprising sense of design.....
Item nr. 167106
LUO, Zhenyu. Zhen song tang ji gu yi wen: [16 juan]. 8 volumes [double leaves]. 8vo. As issued in wrappers and folding shisu case. NP. ND [China, 1931].
A handsomely printed collection of Chinese inscriptions taken from bronzes. OCLC lists copies at Columbia, University of Chicago, Ohio State and the Chinese.....
Item nr. 167100
[JAPANESE EXHIBITION]. Tokyo Seihansho. Dai-Gokai Naikoku Kangyo Hakurankai. No text. Illustrated with 24 black and white collotype prints. Oblong folio, 255 x 368 mm, bound in the Japanese style in green, white and red printed paper wrappers with gilt emblem on building from exposition, bound by purple and white tassels.....
Item nr. 167040
BURR, David H. Atlas of New York. 99 (i.e. 159) pages : including 67 maps (some folded) frontispiece (folded map) ; 19 cmNew York : For sale by the principal Booksellers, 1838.
A fine copy of this charming atlas of New York Statecontaining detailed maps of all the counties. Despite being.....
Item nr. 167026
MILTON, John. The Paradise Lost of Milton with Illustrations, designed and engraved by John Martin. Two volumes in one. , 373 pp. Illustrated with 24 mezzotints by Martin. 8vo., bound in contemporary (original?) relievo stamped morocco, a.e.g., profesionally rebacked with orginal spine laid down. London: [T. White for] Charles Tilt.....
Item nr. 167024
MENDELSOHN, Erich. Russland, Europa, Amerika: Ein architektonischer Querschnitt. 223 pp. Illustrated with 100 full-page photogravures. Folio, 330 x 232 mm, bound in publisher's red, white, and gray cloth-backed boards, in a new cloth folding box. Berlin: Rudolf Mosse Buchverlag, 1929.
One of the two celebrated folios of architectural photographs compiled by.....
Item nr. 166892
AVIATION. Steel Horizons. Aviation Issue. Volume 2, Number 4. 46 pp. Folio. Profusely illustrated. Original wrappers. Pittsburgh: Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation,1940.
Given the subject matter, an unusual example of imaginative design, more of the kind one might have expected from Holland at the time.
Item nr. 166882
VIACROZE DECORATION. Aphorismes sur la décoration. Numbers 1-10, all published. 8vo., in publisher's wrappers and cardboard folding case. Paris: Viacroze décoration, 1930-1931.
A complete set of this scarce and little known Art Deco design periodical. Cardboard with some wear, otherwise immaculate.
OCLC lists sets at Columbia, Metropolitan Museum, University of Illinois and.....
Item nr. 166876
ZWART, Piet. Amsterdam-Batavia door de lucht: ook post van U?  pages (on double leaves): illustrations. Oblong 8vo., 15 x 21 cm, bound in publisher's wrappers preserved in a new blue cloth box. ['s-Gravenhage]: Hoofdbestuur der Posterijen, Telegrafie en Telefonie, 1929.
"Zwart designed the booklet to promote air mail titled ook.....
Item nr. 166815
BOOM, Irma. Irma Boom: Kleur Farbe Renk Chromo. Original wrappers and folding box, in a new cloth folding case. Folio. In a new blue cloth folding box. Amstelveen: Grafische Cultuurstichting, 2005.
A splendid piece of book design by the Dutch designerr, Irma Boom. The book is an exploration of colour by.....
Item nr. 166719
OPPOSITIONS. Oppositions: a Journal for Ideas and Criticism in Architecture. Vols. 2-25, of 26, last published. Small folio. Publisher's wrappers.(spine of number 2 damaged). Cambridge, MIT Press, 1974-1984.
A fine almost complete set of this influential periodical.
Item nr. 166651
ALEKSEEV, S.S. Elementarnyi kurs tsvetovedeniya. [Basics of Colour Science]. 238,  pp. Illustrated throughout with black-&-white plates and 4 colour plates at the end and one large folding diagram. Tall 8vo., bound in publisher's blue printed boards. Moscow, Leningrad: Izogiz, 1937.
First Edition. One of 5000 copies. One of the earliest.....
Item nr. 166629