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1 ARNASON, H.H. (MOTHERWELL, ROBERT) Robert Motherwell. Selected Prints: 1961-1974. Foreword by Arthur A. Cohen
New York Abrams 1977 
First Edition. Signed by the author / artist Robert Motherwell to art critic and historian Arthur A. Cohen, author of the foreword to the book, ‘Robert Motherwell. Selected Prints: 1961 - 1974'. This is Cohen's own personal copy, presented to him by Robert Motherwell. Inscribed: “For Arthur Cohen, for his birthday from his friend Robert Motherwell, Paris, June, 1977.”12 1/4” x 10”. Oversize art book, 11 3/4” x 11”, 251 pages. Illustrated throughout in full-color, some of which are tipped in, and in black & white of the art and life of Robert Motherwell, including family photographs. Touch of edge wear and use, else near fine with the original red plastic band with “Robert Motherwell” in cut outs. Robert Motherwell (1915 - 1991) was an American abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. He originated the term ‘New York School' and was one of its youngest members, a group which also included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Philip Guston. His is perhaps best known for his long-running series of paintings "Elegies for the Spanish Republic.” He was once married to fellow abstract expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler and in 1989 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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2 BELL, DAVID C Britain's Maritime History - An Illustrated Chronicle - Foreword by A G Credland (Keeper, Hull Maritime Museum)
Hull Privately Published 1983 
First Edition. Copy number 53 of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist, David C. Bell, each containing twelve hand-colored plates in watercolor by the artist. Each plate is signed and labeled in pencil by the artist. The plates measure 8" by 11" and are are protected with tissue guards. throughout the text there are copious additional illustrations by the artist. This fine volume is bound in wine-red half crushed morocco over red cloth boards with raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration spine. The book is housed in a matching slipcase with "Queen Elizabeth 2" stamped in gilt on the front. The twelve Plates are titled: Discovery, China Seas, Frigate Duel, Trafalger, The Race Home, Beached Schooner, Titanic, Warspite, Hood, Hull City Homeward Bound, R. M. S. Queen Elizabeth, Canberra and Queen Mary. This is a Scarce, beautiful volume. An artist's overview of British maritime tradition. 8.3"x12". Davis C. Bell (1950- ) is a Yorkshire marine artist best known for his nautical watercolors. Foreword by A G Credland (Keeper, Hull Maritime Museum). David C. Bell was born in Lincolnshire, not far from the River Humber. After attending Trinity House Navigation School, Hull, he embarked upon a career at sea as a navigating cadet in the Merchant Navy. Despite his initial career choice in the merchant navy and having spent time at sea drawing and painting he felt his true course in life was to paint full time. So, after nine years sailing around the world as a ships navigator, he left the sea to become an art student. After gaining a B.A. in Art he set about fulfilling his ambition as a Marine Artist. Successful exhibitions followed and two books of his work were published, the second, 'A Coastal Passage,' launched with an exhibition in Cork Street, London. In 1984 he was commissioned by the military to travel to the Falklands and produce several commemorative paintings. Drawing on his understanding and experience of the sea with all it's moods, he is able to produce evocative and atmospheric paintings, many of which are found in important collections. 
Price: 2250.00 USD
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3 BRADBURY, RAY, MAX ALLAN COLLINS, STEVE LEIALOHA, WENDY ALL, RICHARD BUTNER, ROGER FREEDMAN, WILLIAM R. LUND, MIKE TOWRY, DAVID SCROGGY, JIM VALENTINO, CLYDENE NEE, JOHN ‘CHRIS' CHRISTENSEN, RICHARD ALF, DAVE CLARK, VICKY KELSO-GOULART, SCOTT SHAW, LANCE  Comic-Con: 40 Years of Artists, Writers, Fans & Friends. Foreword by Ray Bradbury
San Francisco, CA Chronicle Books 2009 
First Edition. Signed by the author Ray Bradbury and 29 other attendees of the 40th anniversary of Comic-Con International, the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. With the signatures of Mike Pasqua, Phil Yeh (with a drawing by him of a cat, a small heart, and ‘09), Janet Tait, Barry Short, Lance Geeck, Mark Stadler, Jim Valentino (with a caricature self portrait), David Scroggy (with a caricature self portrait), Dave Clark, Roger Freedman, Barry Alfonso, Jackie Estrada, Vicky Kelso-Goulart, Wendy All, Scott Shaw (with a caricature self portrait), Greg Bear, William R. Lund, Mike Towry, Richard Butner, Clayton A. Moore (twice and with a printed flyer laid-in signed by him in silver), Max Allan Collins, John ‘Chris' Christensen, Bill Mumy, Steve Leialoha, Beth Holley, Chris Sturhann, Mary Sturhann, Richard Alf, and Clydene Nee (”Dene Cyclone”). Oversize art book, 207 pages. Very minor bump to the boards at top of the spine, else mint in a mint bright dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with drawings, photographs, programs, comic book covers and drawings, movie posters and promotional materials, memorabilia, behind the scenes photos, and more. Comic-Con began in 1970 in San Diego and continues as a very special place for artists, fans, writers, celebrities, and other professionals to gather in celebration of all things wonderful in the world of comics, science fiction and fantasy, film, videos, anime, and fun. From Ray Bradbury's foreword: “When I was in my late forties, I was asked to come down to San Diego to attend the first Comic-Con at the El Cortez Hotel. I was part of a group of about three hundred people, if you can believe that. The fascinating thing about this was that these people all loved illustration. We were all very happy being there and enjoying one another's company.” Accompanying Bradbury (who is featured extensively throughout the book) at that first gathering were such luminaries as A.E. van Vogt, Jack Kirby, and Forrest J Ackerman. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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4 BYRNE, DAVID Your Action World. Winners Are Losers With a New Attitude
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1999 
First Edition. Signed by the author, David Byrne. This ain't no ordinary art book. David Byrne, the principle force behind the alternative band, Talking Heads, lets his art school education out of the closet with this brightly colored offering of post-modern collage and language as medium work. Oversize, coffee-table format. Bound in stiff yellow plastic. Fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 CAMPBELL-LANGE, BARBARA-ANN (LAUTNER, JOHN & SHULMAN, JULIUS) John Lautner 1911 - 1994. Disappearing Space (ISBN: 9783822839621 / 978-3-8228-3962-1)
Koln, Germany Taschen 2005 
First Edition. Signed by internationally acclaimed architectural photographer Julius Shulman whose photographs appear throughout the text, as well as the stunning cover color photograph of the Malin House, “Chemosphere”, in Hollywood. Paperbound, 7 5/16” x 9”, 95 pages. Fine copy in printed wrappers. A comprehensive volume offering insight into the rich and diverse architectural career of John Lautner, an influential American architect whose work in Southern California is known for its progressive engineering, design, and space-age motifs. Lautner studied at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Fellowship for six years in the 1930s, along with other great artists and architects like E. Fay Jones, Paolo Soleri and Santiago Martinez Delgado. Some of Lautner's most famous designs include the Bob Hope residence in Palm Springs, the Elrod Residence which was used in the 1971 James Bond film ‘Diamonds Are Forever', the iconic Googie's Coffee Shop (at the corner of Sunset Strip and Crescent Heights in Los Angeles). Illustrated throughout with color and black & white photographs, 32 of which are by Julius Shulman whose interest in architectural photography was inspired through a chance meeting with renowned architect Richard Neutra. Shulman has received many awards and honors over the years, including the American Institute of Architecture Gold Medal for architectural photography in 1969 and an Honorary Membership in 1980. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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6 CHILD, JULIA Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential techniques and Recipes From a Lifetime of Cooking
New York Knopf 2000 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Julia Child on the half-title page: “For Phyllis, Julia Child.” Quarto, 127 pages. Illustrated with 8 pages of black & white and color photographs from Julia's television career. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Laid in is a single printed menu, 8 1/2” x 11”, from an event: “Lunch With a Legend (Julia Child at Sanford Winery) April 18, 2001” which took place in Santa Barbara, CA. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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7 DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN The White Company. Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth
New York Cosmopolitan 1922 
First Edition Thus. Signed presentation copy from N.C. Wyeth inscribed: “With warmest regards to E.K. Robinson from the illustrator, N.C. Wyeth, Dec. 1922.” E.K. Robinson was the literary man who wrote on Kipling and founded and edited the a magazine called Country-Side (1905-15) and is best known for writing "nature-studies." Illustrated in color by N.C. Wyeth. Maroon cloth with printed color pictorial label on front cover. Top edge gilt. Near fine clean copy without dust jacket. Scarce signed. 
Price: 4000.00 USD
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8 FEIFFER, JULES Kill My Mother. A Graphic Novel. With an Original Color Print by Jules Feiffer, Signed by Him
New York Liveright / W.W. Norton 2014 
First Edition. One of 150 numbered and signed copies with this one being #109. Signed by the author Jules Feiffer on the half-title. With an original color print signed by Jules Feiffer and numbered 109 / 150, of the detective in a rumpled suit, smoking a cigarette, holding a gun at his side while a woman stands in the background in a pool of light from a street lamp, also with a gun at her side. This image is not included in the text of the book itself. Bound in dark blue cloth with silver stamping to the front board showing a window with a man outside looking in, holding a gun in the rain and letting to the spine. Enclosed in the publisher's matching slipcase, also with silver stamping, but with the image of a woman aiming a gun toward an unseen target with a long shadow indicating a thin wisp of smoke coming from the gun. An evocative noir graphic novel from the beloved author and comic artist Jules Feiffer. Fine fresh condition with a faint hint of rubbing to the gilt stamping on the slipcase. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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9 FINI, LEONOR Chats D'Atelier. Photographies de Tana Kaleya
Belgium Editions Michele Trinckvel 1988 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Leonor Fini, inscribed by the author: “For Ray, Leonor.” Oversized coffee table format. Text in French. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A delightful book of color photographs by Tana Kaleya of ‘cats in the studio' of artist and author Leonor Fini, featuring Ms. Fini's beautifully fantastical paintings and accompanying text. There are cats posing in front of paintings, cats lounging on embroidered cushions next to paintings, cats frolicking on easels, cats using paintings as bridges, cats hiding behind pots full of paint brushes, cats sleeping on stacks of art books, and so on. What a lovely combination of art and animal, ‘purrfectly' suited to one another. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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10 HOCKNEY, DAVID That's the Way I See it
San Francisco, CA Chronicle Books 1993 
First Edition. First Printing. Signed and inscribed by the author, David Hockney in red and green inks: “For Robert & Rory, David Hockney.” Hockney has used two ink stamps “PERSONAL” in blue ink and “SPECIAL” in red ink, then he has handwritten “hand stamped by D.H.” written by Hockney in green ink below Hockney's signature (in an interesting artistic statement. Fine in a fine dust jacket. An extensively illustrated autobiography. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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11 HOCKNEY, DAVID That's the Way I See it
San Francisco, CA Chronicle Books 1993 
First Edition. Signed by the author, David Hockney in red and black inks: “For Dorian, David Hockney.” With a stamp “PERSONAL” in blue ink and with “hand stamped by D.H.” written by Hockney twice in green ink below Hockney's signature (one regular and the other intentionally reversed upside down in an intriguing decorative manner). With some faint spotting and marking to the cloth and with a touch of fading and rubbing to the spine in a very good plus bright only slightly used dust jacket with a few tiny nicks and tears. An extensively illustrated autobiography. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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12 HOTCHNER, A.E Everyone Comes to Elaine's. Forty Years of Movie Stars, All-Stars, Literary Lions, Financial Scions, Top Cops, Politicians, and Power Brokers at the Legendary Hot Spot
New York HarperEntertainment / HarperCollins 2004 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the book's subject, legendary Manhattan restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, on the half-title: “For David Hall himself. Love Elaine.” Quarto. Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The story of Elaine's celebrated Manhattan restaurant - from its clientele to Elaine herself. With many stories of the actors, writers, artists, sports figures, and other prominent personalities through the years, including Jackie Onassis, Truman Capote, Frank Sinatra, Woody Allen, Lauren Bacall, Judy and Liza, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, Jack Nicholson, and more. Elaine's regular, actor Michael Caine is quoted on the rear panel of the jacket: “I always spend my first and last nights in New York at Elaine's.” 
Price: 300.00 USD
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13 JORGENSEN, SUSAN Susan Jorgensen: I Am a Hunter Too (ISBN: 9781604023602 / 978-1-60402-360-2)
Santa Ynez, CA Rancho Zorra Editions 2007 
First Edition. Signed by the author / photographer Susan Jorgensen. Oversize art book. Illustrated. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. A collection of nine photographic series from artist and photographer Susan Jorgensen, comprised of gelatin silver prints embellished with oil painting, pencil, and ink, and found objects including bones, feathers, nests, shells, and plants. A beautiful and deeply personal book. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 KATZ, VINCENT (ED.) MARTIN BRODY, ROBERT CREELEY, KEVIN POWER Black Mountain College. Experiment in Art (ISBN: 0262112795 / 0-262-11279-5)
Cambridge, MA The MIT Press 2002 
First Edition. Signed by the author / editor Vincent Katz: “To Tom & Angelica. Love, Vincent 02/27/09.” Oversize, 328 pages. Illustrated. With essays by Robert Creeley, Martin Brody, Vincent Katz, and Kevin Power. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A wonderful chronicle of the innovative liberal arts school Black Mountain College in North Carolina, founded in 1933 and, sadly, closing in 1957. Some of its very impressive faculty and guest lecturers over the years included Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Josef and Anni Albers, Eric Bentley, Harry Callahan, Robert Creeley, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Duncan, Walter Gropius, Alfred Kazin, Franz Kline, Jacob Lawrence, Charles Olson, M. C. Richards, Albert William Levi, Ben Shahn, Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind, Robert Motherwell, Albert Einstein, Clement Greenberg, Bernard Rudofsky, Richard Lippold and William Carlos Williams. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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15 KENT, ROCKWELL N by E
New York Random House 1930 
First Edition. One of an edition limited to 900 numbered copies signed by the author, Rockwell Kent. This copy is signed again as a presentation copy from Rockwell Kent, affectionately inscribed: “To my friend, pilot Fred Black from his apprentice, Rockwell Kent, 1930.” Evidence of a removed bookplate on the front pastedown. Laid in is a 8” x 7” black & white photograph taken out of doors of Rockwell Kent, Fred Black, and another unidentified gentleman posed in front of a Stout Air Lines airplane, all of whom are wearing suits with Mr. Kent, alone, wearing a hat looking straight into the camera smiling, with his hands in his pockets. Illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Evidence of a removed bookplate on front pastedown, else very good plus with a small light pink discoloration to the lower left corner of the front cover with very light wear without dust jacket. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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16 KENT, ROCKWELL Voyaging Southward From the Strait of Magellan. With Illustrations by the Author
New York Putnam's 1924 
Second Printing. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Rockwell Kent, thoughtfully inscribed: “To Mr. Fred L. Black, With pleasure in the thought that for the man who made for me my Ford I've made, and here inscribed, this book. Rockwell Kent, August 1924.” With recipient's bookplate. Laid in is a 8” x 7” black & white photograph taken out of doors of Rockwell Kent, Fred Black, and another unidentified gentleman standing in front of an airplane, all of whom are wearing suits with Mr. Kent, alone, wearing a hat looking straight into the camera with his hands in his pockets. Illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Map endpapers. With a former library stamp on page 100. With minor evidence of tape removal and two small (1/4” & 1/2”) holes to one page (perhaps related to the library source) not affecting text or illustration, else very good plus with slight rubbing to the cloth and very light wear without dust jacket. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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17 KING, JOHN Warbirds Around the World. Photographs by John King, Philip Makanna & Gordon Bain (ISBN: 1877186724 / 1-877186-72-4)
New Zealand Saint Publishing 1999 
First Edition. Paperbound. Signed by one of the photographers, Philip Makanna, in ink on the front cover, which is one of his photographs. Illustrated. Fine copy in printed wrappers. A chronicle of military aircraft, including trainers, transport and communications aircraft, bombers and attack aircraft, and fighters. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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18 KOENIG, GLORIA (EAMES, CHARLES & RAY & SHULMAN, JULIUS) Charles & Ray Eames 1907 - 1978, 1912 - 1988. Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism (ISBN: 9783822836514 / 978-3-8228-3651-4)
Koln, Germany Taschen 2005 
First Edition. Signed by the author Gloria Koenig as well as by the internationally acclaimed architectural photographer Julius Shulman whose photographs appear throughout the text, as well as the color photograph on the front cover of the Eames house in Pacific Palisades, California. Also, signed by author, Gloria Koenig. Paperbound, 7 5/16” x 9”, 96 pages. Fine copy in printed wrappers. A comprehensive volume offering insight into the rich and diverse careers of modern designers Charles and Ray Eames, married in 1941, whose work included industrial design, furniture design, textile art, graphic design, art, film, and architecture. Illustrated throughout with color and black & white photographs, 14 of which are by Julius Shulman whose interest in architectural photography was inspired through a chance meeting with architect Richard Neutra. Shulman has received many awards and honors over the years, including the American Institute of Architecture Gold Medal for architectural photography in 1969 and an Honorary Membership in 1980. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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19 KOENIG, GLORIA (EAMES, CHARLES & RAY & SHULMAN, JULIUS) Charles & Ray Eames 1907 - 1978, 1912 - 1988. Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism (ISBN: 9783822836514 / 978-3-8228-3651-4)
Koln, Germany Taschen 2005 
First Edition. Signed by internationally acclaimed architectural photographer Julius Shulman whose photographs appear throughout the text, as well as the color photograph on the front cover of the Eames house in Pacific Palisades, California. Also, signed by author, Gloria Koenig. Paperbound, 7 5/16” x 9”, 96 pages. Fine copy in printed wrappers. A comprehensive volume offering insight into the rich and diverse careers of modern designers Charles and Ray Eames, married in 1941, whose work included industrial design, furniture design, textile art, graphic design, art, film, and architecture. Illustrated throughout with color and black & white photographs, 14 of which are by Julius Shulman whose interest in architectural photography was inspired through a chance meeting with architect Richard Neutra. Shulman has received many awards and honors over the years, including the American Institute of Architecture Gold Medal for architectural photography in 1969 and an Honorary Membership in 1980. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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20 KOENIG, GLORIA (SHULMAN, JULIUS) Albert Frey 1903 - 1998: A Living Architecture of the Desert (ISBN: 9783822848838 / 978-3-8228-4883-8)
Koln, Germany Taschen 2008 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Gloria Koenig, and by the internationally acclaimed architectural photographer Julius Shulman whose photographs appear throughout the text, as well as the color photograph on the front cover of the Frey House I in Palm Springs, California and the black & white portrait of Albert Frey on the back cover. Paperbound, 7 5/16” x 9”, 96 pages. Fine copy in printed wrappers. A comprehensive volume of the architectural designs of Albert Frey. Illustrated throughout with color and black & white photographs, many of which are by Julius Shulman whose interest in architectural photography was inspired through a chance meeting with architect Richard Neutra. Shulman has received many awards and honors over the years, including the American Institute of Architecture Gold Medal for architectural photography in 1969 and an Honorary Membership in 1980. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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