[Williams, Emmett and Wasmuth, Tom]

The Boy and the Bird

Köln–London–Reykjavik. Number 34 of 350 numbered copies. Printed recto only with one poem per page with geometric illustrations by Wasmuth. “The cover photograph illustrates the intention of the artist . to realize this intention the reader may cut out the black area of each page and remove the cover photograph.” 9×9″, 90pp. This copy is uncut and near fine with aspiral binding and stiff illustrated covers; lacking its original cellophane. Some rubbing on interior pages mostly ink transfer on opposing pages. ARTIST’S BOOK, FLUXUS. Bookseller Inventory … Read More


“Manifest” gegen den Avantgardismus; “Manifesto” Against Avantgardism

Panderma, edited by Carl Laszlo, Basel, March 1958. Ephemera, 11 X 16.5”. Condition: Near Fine. The quarter fold poster/broadside is printed in German, French and English with black ink on an orange colored stock. Authored by Carl Laszlo (1923–2013, Hungarian), a publisher, art dealer, collector and psychoanalyst the manifesto is Laszlo’s important work, “his simple but proud contribution to the sovereign nothingness of his time” and claims: “We separate ourselves from any retrogressive tendencies, but declare war against avantgardistic stagnation. The present avantgardism with its dusty … Read More

Futura 1

Mathias Goeritz, Die Goldene Botschaft, Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 1965. Ephemera, 6.25 x 9.5”. Condition: Very Good. Folded broadside with printing in black ink on recto only (eight panels when laid flat, 25 x 18.75”) and a German text artist biography. Light toning and a hint of handling. (#KC15878) $100.00

[Buczak, Brian; Evans, Andrea; Hendricks, Geoffrey; Melamed, Brad (editors)]

Black & White

Money For Food Press, New York, 1982. Ephemera, 11×8.5”. Condition: Near Fine. Rare Fluxus Artist’s book gathering 36 important artists including Lawrence Weiner, Brian Buczak, Ray Johnson, Laurie Anderson, Geoffrey Hendricks, Nancy Spero, and Andy Warhol, among others. Table of Contents states “one hundred copies of ‘Black & White’ were assembled July 2, 1982.” Book is arranged as: front cover with original collage, table of contents, 39 loose sheets (artworks), stiff board as a back cover; includes a pumping rod plastic binder clip to hold the … Read More

Semi-Colon, Vol. 1, No. 3

Edited by John Bernard Myers, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, 206 East 53rd Street, New York, NY, c. 1954,. Ephemera, 8.5 x 11”, single sheet folded once to make four pages; with black ink printed on all sides on a neutral colored stock. Condition: Near Fine. From its inception in 1950, Meyer’s (1920–1987) directed the Tibor De Nagy Gallery until 1970; famous for invigorating New York School’s second generation of painters. Semi-Colon was Myers little-known poetry broadside (or “newspaper” as he called it) published from c. 1953–1956 … Read More

[Schmidt, Georg]

Sophie Taeuber–Arp

Holbein–Verlag, Basel, 1948. Hardcover, 152pp., 8.5 x 12”.. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper in black ink/marker: “To Herbert [Herbert Bayer] – Christmas ’–48 with Love + affection from Walter [Walter Paepcke] + Pussy [Elizabeth Paepcke]”. Heavily illustrated with black and white and some color including two, hand-printed colored lithographs bound in: “Six espaces distincts” and “Composition dans un cercle”. Book design by Max Bill, Zurich. A nearly fine, original blue cloth hardcover with a small split to the heel … Read More

Max Ernst, 30 years of his work: A survey: The Copley Galleries, January 10–February 20, 1949

Exhibition Catalog. William Nelson Copley, Beverly Hills, CA, 1949. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. A limited-edition catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition with an introduction extracts by André Breton and Piet Mondrian and divided into two sections. The first section “At Eye Level” includes poems and comments alongside captions and illustrations translated to English from: Joe Bousquet, Paul Eluard, Dorothea Tanning, Benjamin Peret, Rene Crevel, Robert Desnos and Nicolas Calas. The second section “Paramyths” printed on blue stock includes eight new poems each with an … Read More

[Munari, Bruno]

Il Quadrato [The Square]

All’Insigna del Pesce d’Oro, Milano; Wittenborn and Company, New York; Eric Diefenbronner, Stockholm; and Die Quadrat-Bucher im Tschudy-Verlag, St. Gallen; 1960. Paperback, 88pp., 6 x 6”. Condition: Very Good. Edited by Vanni Scheiwiller and Piero Draghi. Edition of 3000 copies printed in Italy. Uncommon first Italian edition with Italian text including a 20 pp. tissue stapled supplement with English translations. Very good softcover with light handling and soiling to the white covers and spine with a curl to the front cover edges. Interior pages clean with … Read More

De Gemeenschap [The Community], No. 4

Dutch Literary Journal. Utrecht, Netherlands, April 1931, 47pp. Paperback, 7.25 x 9.75”. Condition: Very Good+. This progressive Catholic cultural and literary journal was published between 1925–1941 and partly responsible for introducing modernist aesthetics to Netherlands alongside well-known avant-garde journals such as De Stijl and International Review i 10. Cover design and photomontage by Piet Worm (1909-1996). Very good with light soiling to the white covers with chips and small tears with tape repair to the spine, mostly to the 1” split at the head of the … Read More

The Art-Minded Network, ART WORKS Magazine 47, volume 5, number 10, R. Buckminster Fuller Issue

The Artworks Committee, Tokyo, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Avant-garde esoteric Japanese artist publication limited to 150 copies. This copy numbered 44/150. Mylar folder cover with 35 loose sheets (artworks); includes a pumping rod plastic binder clip to hold the sheets together. Each artist has produced a unique, original piece of art on various paper stocks, some of which are signed and numbered – inspired by R. Buckminster Fuller. List of artists is contained. (#KC15885) $500.00

[Seuphor, Michel]

Soleil avec cinq eaux-fortes

La Tortue, Paris, 1971. Paperback, 10×6.5”. Condition: Fine. A softcover portfolio of 5 original etchings, individually incased (loose, protected with tissue) in folders printed (letterpress) with poetry. The edition is limited to thirty five copies for both the text and for the etchings, or thirty copies numbered from 1 to 30. This copy numbered 26. Each etching is signed and numbered 26/30. Etching plates were produced by George Leblanc. Michel Seuphor (1901–1999) was a writer, poet, art critic, and artist; born Fernand Berckelaers and adopted the … Read More

Salvador Dali

VOGUE, Décembre 1971–Janvier 1972, No. 522

Condé Nast, Paris. Highly sought-after special issue of VOGUE with cover designed by Salvador Dali, who also served as the guest editor; published on the fiftieth anniversary of the magazine. From the interior “Dali takes the totalitarian responsibility of the 1971 edition of Vogue which, to differentiate itself from all the others, is called, this one and only time Vogué.” For the cover, Dali manipulates a photograph of Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman (Magnum) to make her appear as Mao Zedong. The back cover features another … Read More

[Beckett, Samuel; et al.]

Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress by Samuel Beckett, Marcel Brion, Frank Budgen, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, Victor Llona, Robert McAlmon, Thomas MacGreevy, Elliot Paul, John Rodker, Robert Sage, William Carlos Williams

Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Beach, Paris, 1929. A collection of critical essays on James Joyce’s book Finnegans Wake, published 10 years prior to the publication of the finished novel. Includes two ‘letters of protest’ from G.V.L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon. Stuart Gilbert and Sylvia Beach believed that Joyce wrote the second letter of protest himself. One of the final pages states ‘96 copies of this book have been printed on verge d’arches numbered 1-96’, this copy not numbered. 7.25×5.25”, 194 pp. Fair softcover, original wrappers removed … Read More

Photographs of Early Automobiles

[automobiles; cars and trucks; combustion engine; Seldon, George Baldwin; Ford, Henry]. Group of photographs and ephemera relating to automotive pioneer George Baldwin Selden. This collection includes (1) a family photo album depicting Selden circa 1885; (2) a carte-de-visite of Selden circa 1871; (3) three handsome mounted albumen photographs circa 1910, presumably depicting Selden cars; (4) a later photograph of a Selden motor truck; (5) a photostat copy of a legal illustration, “Comparative Scale Drawings of Selden Vehicle”; and (6) a 1920 company pamphlet titled “Yesterday Today … Read More

Early Printed Leaves, Illustrating Jean La Fontaine

LA FONTAINE, Jean (1621-1695). Six printed leaves of Jean La Fontaine, “Fables, English and French” London: J. Murray, 1820. Text in French and English on opposite pages. Six half page engraved illustrations for Fable I: The Cat and the Cock; II: The Ass, Ape and the Mole; IV: The Rats; V: The Two Dogs; XII: The Ape and the Dolphin, and XVII: The Old Man and Death. (Size: 190 x 125mm). Very Good+.  (#EPL45) $120.00   This item is from a larger collection of incunable and … Read More

Cats, Jacob

Early Printed Leaves

CATS, Jacob (1577-1660). Five printed leaves from Jacob Cats, “Proteus Ofte Minne-Beelden Verandert In Sinne-Beelden” Rotterdam: Pieter van Waesberge, 1627. This edition also has French translations. Including, “Et in Aequore Flamma est XV, O prodga rerum luxuries! XXXIII”, “Amor formae condimentum III,” “Nemo dolens patet libidini L,” and “Quod dolet intus habet VII “as the characteristic round engravings. One hole affecting ‘Flamma’ some brittle edges or stains (Size: 225 x 220mm). Very Good+. (#EPL42) $175.00   This is one item from a large collection of incunable … Read More

16th-century Man-Eating Fish!

EARLY MODERN ITALIAN LEAF. Single leaf, “p. 891,” from an Italian History Chronicle with woodcuts for heraldry of Norway. Monstrous man-eating fish of Norway, and two other scenes of architecture and seafaring. 16th century. (Size: 300 x 200mm). Fine. (#EPL24) $200.00   This is one item from a large collection of incunable and early printed leaves.  If you’d like to see the full list, please inquire.

Journey on the S. S. Manchuria — A Photo Album

[travel]. S. S. Manchuria — Unique Photo Album of Manila, Rangoon, Penang, Singapore, Java, Seoul, Hawaii, California, and Arizona. Morocco over flexible boards, “Photographs” stamped in gilt on upper board, bound with thin black rope; oblong (approx. 8-by-6 inches); contains more than 150 black leaves, each with a b/w photograph (silver gelatin print) affixed to the recto and labelled by hand, in white ink. (Photos, occasionally, are attached to the verso as well. Nearly 200 photographs total. Average photo size is about 4.75-by-3.5 inches.) Boards scuffed … Read More

Cyanotypes of New Bedford

Cyanotypes of New Bedford. Massachusetts, c. 1900. Six heavy cardstock leaves (oblong, 280 x 200 mm), bound with ribbon. “New Bedford” in calligraphic handwriting on first (cover) leaf; the remaining 5 leaves with tipped-on cyanotypes (173 x 120 mm), captioned in ink in the bottom margin. Front and rear cover a bit foxed, else fine. Beautiful views, beautifully printed, they include: Purchase Street City Block; City Library, William and Pleasant Street; Union Street Looking East; Orchard Street, Looking South; The Wharf and Dismantled Whalers. An elegant … Read More

[photo album]

Early Selfie

Early-20th Century Photo Album: Camping, Girls, a Selfie, and More. perhaps, California, c. 1910. Wraps; oblong (254x174mm); contains 31 b/w or sepia photographs (silver prints), nicely arranged, mounted to the recto and verso of disbound cardstock leaves. Sizes range from about 72x55mm to 116x95mm. Slight wave to the leaves and a few images (likely due to the adhesive). Includes some very pretty landscapes, and images of people canoeing. Also guys gathered at their campsite, and portraits of (perhaps) the ladies that interest them. The final page … Read More

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