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OLD & RARE:  THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
121 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD & RARE: THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS.
New York Abner Schram 1974 0839001304 / 9780839001300 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
234 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The scholar-partners of the firm of Leona Rostenberg - Rare Books have produced a lively, informative memoir of their years in the rare book trade. From the Renaissance archives of Strasbourg on the verge of Nazi occupation, to a refugee-bookseller's Manhattan office, to an old house in the Bronx, the authors trace the engrossing and sometimes hilarious story of the founding of the business and partnership that were to bring them lasting and fruitful associations with booksellers, librarians and collectors throughout the world." Slight lean to spine, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear with a tiny chip at top of rear flap-fold, light wrinkling at top of spine and top of rear flap/flap-fold, one tiny edge tear with crease and a tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped, light rubbing, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD:  REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
122 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD: REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll 1996 1884718183 / 9781884718182 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
175 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the 'Holmes and Watson' of antiquarian books. After the (Second World War), Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian book-selling world, went to Europe to buy old books. (This book) glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets and dusty rare bookshops, this illustrated journal draws from original diaries and letters and contemporary recollections. Full of history and bookish tales, this personal insight into postwar Europe and the antiquarian bookselling scene will be of interest both to the seasoned bibliophile and to the casual reader." Very small area of slight surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped; has fading to color on spine, rear hinge and at top edge; small corner crease on rear flap; light wrinkling at top edge; light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
123 Roussan, Jacques de. Translated by Jane Frydenlund. Foreword by Serge Desjardins. SUCSAN: LA SYMBOLIQUE DU CYCLE DE LA VIE / THE LIFE CYCLE THROUGH SYMBOLS.
Pointe-Claire, Quebec Roussan 1989 2921212005 / 9782921212007 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Charles Sucsan. Inscribed By Artist
96 pp, 11 1/4" H. Glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Inscribed, signed and dated by Charles Sucsan on title page. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Bilingual text (French/English). Born in Paris in 1932 of Hungarian parents, Charles Sucsan has pursued his artistic career in Montreal since 1952. This book focuses on his output during the 1970s/1980s. Light rubbing on glossy boards. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MONTAGNE PARADIS OU LE REVE ROMANTIQUE., Samivel.  Documentation et photographies S. Norande.
124 Samivel. Documentation et photographies S. Norande. MONTAGNE PARADIS OU LE REVE ROMANTIQUE.
Arthaud, Paris, 1988. 
207 pp, square small 4to (10 1/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 2700307100 Profusely illustrated in colour. FRENCH TEXT. Table: Introduction; Sublimes horreurs; Le Simplon ou la merveille des Alpes; L'Honorable voyage aux glacieres; Les B onheurs du haut pays; La Galerie des amateurs; Les Enfances du fleuve; Adieux aux ames sensibles; Fioretti des demoiselles; Remerciements; Notes; Bibliographie; Notes biographiques; Table des illustrations. Minor soiling on bottom of textb l o c k . D u st jacket has wrinkling and tiny tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, slight edge curling, one small tear with creases cellotaped on inside. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
CONCORDE: THE FULL STORY OF THE ANGLO-FRENCH SST., Schrader, Richard K.
125 Schrader, Richard K. CONCORDE: THE FULL STORY OF THE ANGLO-FRENCH SST.
Pictorial Histories, Missoula, Montana, 1989, first edition. 
84 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0929521161 B&w photographs, color centerfold. Contents: Acknowledgements; Historical Background; Development and Competition; Testing and Opposition; The World's SST Market Collapses; Showdown in Washington, D.C.; Tribulations and Success; Spin-Off: Hi-tech Products and Euro-American Projects; New York to Paris at Mach 2; Concorde Specifications and Fleet. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two very sma ll soft corner creases, minor rubbing, minor wear at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES., Smith, Frances K.  Introduction by Michael Bell.
126 Smith, Frances K. Introduction by Michael Bell. ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES.
Toronto Merritt 1980 092088606X / 9780920886069 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Andre Bieler. 
176 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions, b&w photographs. "This study of the life and work of Andre Bieler, one of Canada's most important living artists, spans eighty-three years of his life and art in Europe, the United States and Canada. It studies him against the flowering of twentieth-century Canadian art, a fascinating history in itself. (S)tarts with (his) birth in Switzerland in 1896, tracing his European family roots, his World War I experiences and his traditional artist's apprenticeship in Europe, his arrival in Canada as a young artist and subsequent exploration of the rural 'habitant' way of life in Quebec's L'ile d'Orleans and on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Most important, the author shows us the extraordinary creative energy of Andre Bieler, his exuberance and intense love of people and life that, even in his eighties, keep him experimenting in art, traveling across Canada, Europe and Mexico in search of his subject, and which define him as an artist of classic, versatile and sustained talent." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, 1" faint line indentation on front panel, tiny dent/closed perforation on rear hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
127 Squires, Radcliffe. (Allen Tate.) ALLEN TATE: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY.
Pegasus, New York, 1971. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Squires begins with 'The Early Years': Tate's family background and strong Southern ties; his sporadic early schooling, and unsuccessful attempt to become a violinist; and his studies at Vanderbil t University, which eventually led him to literature and a writing career. As a member of the Fugitive Group at Vanderbilt, Tate formed lasting friendships with John Crowe Ransom, Robert Penn Warren, and several others. A short free-lance c a r e e r i n New York and a year abroad on a Guggenheim fellowship broadened Tate's awareness and expanded his circle of friends to include such writers as Hart Crane, T.S. Eliot, and Ernest Hemingway. Tate eventually settled in the South and w as a ct iv e in th e Southern Agrarian Movement of the Thirties. His editorship of 'The Sewanee Review' from 1944 to 1946, made that magazine an important cultural journal....(As a poet, Tate pursued) a vision that rises above the modern fragme nt ati on of tho ug ht a nd feeling, (becoming) one of the masters of the modernist period in poetry, and was awarded the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1956. In addition, Tate's talents as critic, novelist, biographer, and editor are discussed fully , w ith int ell igen ce and s ens itivity." light browning and soiling on top of textblock - very light browning on fore-edge, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of spine, very light browning on spine and flap- fold s, l ight soi ling/ rub bing at som e edges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LUCY CHURCH AMIABLY.  A NOVEL OF ROMANTIC BEAUTY AND NATURE AND WHICH LOOKS LIKE AN ENGRAVING., Stein, Gertrude.
128 Stein, Gertrude. LUCY CHURCH AMIABLY. A NOVEL OF ROMANTIC BEAUTY AND NATURE AND WHICH LOOKS LIKE AN ENGRAVING.
Something Else Press, New York, 1969, first U.S. edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This is its first publication in an English-speaking country, and the small first edition, published in Paris in 1930, was never widely distributed in the United States....It was written in the su mmer of 1927, a very special year for avant-garde writing....Lucey itself is a small village in central France, located over the hill from where Miss Stein was staying, and over another hill from where the distinguished French playwright Pa u l C l a u d e l was staying, which explains the references to Claudel and to hills in the text....Nothing much happens in the book. It would be impossible to prepare an outline of the plot....The action is purely interior: a great deal is notice d, d i ge st ed , ab so rbed, compared. The result can therefore be taken on the one hand simply as an account of being in the countryside (at Bilignin), or on the other hand as an investigation into the interlocking nature of things and into the way s t ha t l ang uag e can be used for description...." Minor browning to edges of textblock, minor soiling, a few very tiny water marks on colored top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny edge tear s wi th crea ses, lig ht bro wnin g - mainly on spine and flap-folds/top edge, moderate soiling. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT:  THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE., Stephens, George Washington.
129 Stephens, George Washington. THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT: THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE.
Montreal Louis Carrier 1929 Third impression. Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
460 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w plates, maps (3 fold-out) - collated. Colour map endpapers. Chapter headings: Treaties, Boundaries, Waterways, 1712-1929; Transportation and Communication; International Aspect of Arterial Waterways; St. Lawrence Waterway Project; History of the Negotiations of the St. Lawrence Waterway Project, 1832-1929; Canals of Canada and the United States; The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (Chicago Diversion); Alternative Water Routes to Europe; Power; Reflections; Appendices: Convention beween Canada and the U.S., 1929, regarding Preservation of Scenic Beauty of Niagara; General analysis of costs; Information regarding work of deepening channel of St. Lawrence between Montreal and Quebec to 35 feet; Findings of Supreme Court as to Relative Merits of Dominion and Provinces in relation to Proprietary Interest in and Legislative Control over Waters with respect to Navigation and Water-powers created or made available or in connection with Works for Improvement of Navigation; Ouline chart of Arguments advanced for and against St. Lawrence project. Slight toning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of text block, inside rear hinge paper is split but hinge is holding firmly with fabric, both fold-out maps have large and small tears archivally taped, page 388 fold-out map has a very small piece missing at centre and has several extra fold creases due to mis-folding. Dust jacket has various small edge tears and chips, very light browning to flap-folds and edges, moderate browning and multiple tiny to small water stains on spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CATRIONA.  (SEQUEL TO "KIDNAPPED".), Stevenson, Robert Louis.  Introduction by George Eyre-Todd.
130 Stevenson, Robert Louis. Introduction by George Eyre-Todd. CATRIONA. (SEQUEL TO "KIDNAPPED".)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
363 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. In this sequel to "Kidnapped", David Balfour is once again imprisoned on Bass Rock. There he meets Catriona MacGregor Drummond, a granddaughter of Rob Roy. The pair flee to Leyden, Holland and, after a series of adventures, marry in Paris before returning home to Scotland. Slight fading to colour on spine and hinges, minor wear at top of spine, light wear at corners. Slipcase has light to moderate edge/corner wear, light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE AUTUMN OF CENTRAL PARIS:  THE DEFEAT OF TOWN PLANNING 1850-1970., Sutcliffe, Anthony.
131 Sutcliffe, Anthony. THE AUTUMN OF CENTRAL PARIS: THE DEFEAT OF TOWN PLANNING 1850-1970.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1971. 
372 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773501150 Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans, fold-out map at rear. "This volume sets a contemporary problem of urban life squarely in its historical cont ext - the problem of the city centre. The author asks how it is that the central business district of Paris, unlike the City of London, should have survived so long without being rebuilt, despite demands of commerce and convenience. He de a l s w i t h the interplay of changing urban functions, municipal responsibilities, planning decisions, demands for preservation, and shifting economic pressures, from the time of Haussmann to the present day. The book covers a period in the his to ry o f P ar is w h ich has been almost completely ignored so far. Much has been written about Haussmann's work in Paris (1853-70), but no one has tried to assess the value of what he achieved in the light of the efforts of his successors. As in ter est i n t he pro ble m of city centres grows, and the question of whether to redevelop or conserve is being posed with increasing urgency in many historic towns, the experience of Paris takes on great relevance. By setting contemporary con trov ersi es i n t heir hi stor ical c ontext and examining social and economic developments as well as municipal policies, the book will be of interest to the town planner and the social scientist, as well as to the historian or indeed anyone int erest ed in the stud y of urba n lif e." Ver y small crease to top corner of all pages, small bump to corners, slight bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light wrinklin g to t op/bot tom o f spi ne an d fla p-fold s, l ight rubbing, minor soiling. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE PALACE OF FONTAINEBLEAU., Tarsot, Louis and Charlot, Maurice.
132 Tarsot, Louis and Charlot, Maurice. THE PALACE OF FONTAINEBLEAU.
Henri Laurens, Paris, n.d. 
92 pp, 7 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. A description of the history, gardens and royal inhabitants of the palace of Fontainebleu. Interior - light to moderate browning to pages, light soiling to inside of covers, bump at bottom of gutter of all pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - moderate browning - mainly on spine, some soft corner creases with migration into adjacent pages, bump to bottom of spine, slight bump to top of spine. Goo d r e a d i n g copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VANITY FAIR.  2 VOLUMES IN 1 BOOK., Thackeray, W.M.  (William Makepeace Thackeray.)
133 Thackeray, W.M. (William Makepeace Thackeray.) VANITY FAIR. 2 VOLUMES IN 1 BOOK.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good- 
381 pp + 384 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H) - 2 volumes bound in 1. Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A tale of wealth & poverty, love & deception, the upper classes & social climbers, set at the time of the Battle of Waterloo - this book brought the unforgettable Becky Sharp to the world of literature. Light wrinkling at top of half-title page, light edge wear - moderate at corners, two tiny light stains on fore-edge of text block, faint crease down spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HEROINES OF MERCY STREET:  THE REAL NURSES OF THE CIVIL WAR., Toler, Pamela D.
134 Toler, Pamela D. HEROINES OF MERCY STREET: THE REAL NURSES OF THE CIVIL WAR.
New York Little Brown 2016 0316392073 / 9780316392075 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
287 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Companion volume to the PBS series "Mercy Street". "The nurses of the Civil War ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. While (America) was at war, these women learned to advocate and care for patients in hostile settings, saved countless lives, and changed the profession forever. They regularly fell ill with no one to nurse them in return, seethed in anger at the indifference and inefficiency that left wounded men on the battlefield without care, and all too often mourned for those they could not rescue. (This book) tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia, hotel turned wartime hospital. Women like Dorothea Dix, Mary Phinney, and Anne Reading rushed to be of service to their country during the war, meeting challenges every step of the way that would discourage less determined souls. They saw casualties on a scale Americans had never seen before; diseases like typhoid and dysentery were rampant; and working conditions were abysmal - both physically and emotionally. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and books written by these nursing pioneers, (the author) has created a fascinating portrait of true heroines, shining a light on their personal contributions during one of (America's) most turbulent periods." Very small ink remainder mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has a very small soft corner crease at top of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
L'OREILLE ET LA VIE.  ITINERAIRE D'UNE RECHERECHE SUR L'AUDITION, LA LANGUE ET LA COMMUNICATION., Tomatis, Alfred.
135 Tomatis, Alfred. L'OREILLE ET LA VIE. ITINERAIRE D'UNE RECHERECHE SUR L'AUDITION, LA LANGUE ET LA COMMUNICATION.
Editions Robert Laffont, Paris, (1977). 
315 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. Collection "Reponses/Sante" Dirigee Par Joelle de Gravelaine. Matieres: Une paire de souliers jaunes; Seul a Neuilly; L'heureuse surdite d'Enrico Caruso; Une geographie acoustique; "J'ai dit bizaaaaaare?"; L'accouchement sonique; Droitier jusque'a la gauche; Poids et mesures; La mort n'existe pas. Interior - inscription on half-title page, ootherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight curl to covers, tiny tear at top of rear hinge with associated soft crease, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LE PALAIS ET LE MUSEE DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR., Torre, Henri.  Introduction par le General d'Armee Georges Catroux.
136 Torre, Henri. Introduction par le General d'Armee Georges Catroux. LE PALAIS ET LE MUSEE DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR.
Musee des Ordres de Chevalerie et des Recompenses Nationales en France et a L'Etranger, Paris, 1963. 
107 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, plans, two pages colour plates with glassine overlay. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. The catalogue of the Musee de la Legion d'Honneur. Contents: Introduction du General D'Armee Catroux, Grand Chancelier de la Legion d'Honneur; L'Hotel de Salm: Historique - Decoration interieure; Ordres et Decorations; Musee: Historique - Catalogue (Vestibule, Salle de la Chevalerie, Salle de la Legion d'Honneur, Salle Franco-Americaine, Salle Moderne, Salle des Ordres Es trangers, Salle de la Liberation); Principaux donateurs. Interior - light wrinkling and a few tiny tears to fore-edges of glassine overlay of color plate, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease do w n f r o n t c over, small crease at bottom corner of covers, minor edge wear, light wrinkling on spine. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LE JARDIN DES CARESSES., Toussaint, Franz.
137 Toussaint, Franz. LE JARDIN DES CARESSES.
L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, Paris, 1954, 170e edition. 
143 pp, 16mo (6 5/16" H), hard cover (beige cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine, decorative pastedown in gold and brown on front board) - no dust jacket. One color plate, decorative borders to pages. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. Light browning to frontispiece, minor browning to edges of textblock, very small bump to corners of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light soiling to boards. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGUST 1914., Tuchman, Barbara W.
138 Tuchman, Barbara W. AUGUST 1914.
London Constable 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
499 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps. "It is not too much to say that the first thirty days of battle determined the future course of the First World War, the terms of the peace and the shape of the nations of our time. The bloody catalogue of the battles of August 1914 contains the almost legendary names of Liege, Mons, the Battle of the Frontiers, Charleroi, and Tannenberg, where generals' reputations were made or broken, and opportunities grasped or missed. Here is the indomitable Joffre rebuilding his shattered armies, Samsonov committing suicide after the annihilation of his army at Tannenberg (a staggering defeat that, perhaps, gave victory to Russia's allies), von Kluck stubbornly committed to his fatal mistake with Paris within his grasp, and Admiral Souchon in the 'Goeben' setting his desperate and fateful course for Constantinople. Here is Sir John French steadfastly refusing to work with his French ally, the brilliant Lanrezac 'limoge', perhaps, for being right too often, the sick Gallieni resolutely preparing the defence of Paris; and Winston Churchill, 'the only British minister to have a perfectly clear conviction of what Britain should do', acting upon his conviction without hesitation. The story begins with a brilliant and majestic set piece describing the funeral of Edward VII, which was attended by all the royalty, nobility and aristocracy of Europe, and marked the end of a splendid era. The reader is then swept into the magnificent narrative: firstly of the plans of the German, French, British and Russian General Staffs, all prepared some ten years before the war, none allowing for the contingencies of others; then of the tense and dramatic hours and minutes in Berlin, Paris, London and St. Petersburg that led to the outbreak of war; and finally of the invasion of Belgium, the advance through France according to plan, and the huge clash on the Eastern front. The narrative ends on the eve of the Battle of the Marne which just saved the war from being won by Germany. By that time the original plans of all the belligerents were in ruins." Book is slightly curved, minor edge wear, slight fading to colour on top of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, several small and tiny edge tears, light browning on spine and flap-folds/edges, light soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MIRROR OF THE PAST.  2 VOLUME SET.  CONTAINS:  A DISTANT MIRROR:  THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY:  FROM TROY TO VIETNAM., Tuchman, Barbara W.
139 Tuchman, Barbara W. THE MIRROR OF THE PAST. 2 VOLUME SET. CONTAINS: A DISTANT MIRROR: THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY: FROM TROY TO VIETNAM.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
673 pp, 419 pp, 10" H. Bound in full black cloth with gold lettering on spines, gold decorations on front boards. Gold slip case with black lettering on front panel. Colour plates. "The March of Folly" gas minor wrinkle at top of spine, "A Distant Mirror" has tiny soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has dome light edge wear and some light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs, two large faint rub marks across rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
AMERICANS IN PARIS (1921-1931).  MAN RAY, GERALD MURPHY, STUART DAVIS, ALEXANDER CALDER., Turner, Elizabeth Hutton.  With essays by Elizabeth Garrity Ellis, Guy Davenport.
140 Turner, Elizabeth Hutton. With essays by Elizabeth Garrity Ellis, Guy Davenport. AMERICANS IN PARIS (1921-1931). MAN RAY, GERALD MURPHY, STUART DAVIS, ALEXANDER CALDER.
Counterpoint / Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1996. 
171 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy, whose billboard-sized cubist icon dominated the 1924 Salon des Independants and launched a brief but brilliant career; Stuart Davis, who explored the continuity between cubist painting, lithography, and jazz at the atelier Desjobert,; Man Ray, who abandoned oils to begin 'painting with light' in his movies and rayographs; and Alexander Calder, whose wire circuses and portraits inspired critics to acknowledge art's inherent playfulness. (This book) documents the work and influence of these four notables of the avant-garde who startle and delight us even today...Richly illustrated and beautifully designed, this volume is a feast for the eyes and the intellect. It is published on the occasion of the exhibition...organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. America's first modern art museum." Two very faint erasure marks on title page, very minor soiling to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light wrinkling along top edge. NF/VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
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