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Thorburn's Naturalist's Sketchbook, THORBURN, Archibald
161 THORBURN, Archibald Thorburn's Naturalist's Sketchbook
80226 London Michael Joseph Limited 1977 0718115678 / 9780718115678 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A presentation of 49 color and over 90 monochrome (black and white) illustrations from earlier publications by the noted Scottish wildlife artist Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935). Subjects include a variety of birds, mammals and even a few plants. With an introduction by Robert Dougall and a brief preface by the author. --- In green paper-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on spine. Jacket with Thorburn color illustrations on front and back. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Unclipped, bright jacket with slight creasing to edges; else nice.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall) ; 136 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Wind on the Buffalo Grass: The Indians' Own Account of the Battle at the Little Big Horn River, & the Death of their Life on the Plains, TILLETT, Leslie (compiler and editor)
162 TILLETT, Leslie (compiler and editor) Wind on the Buffalo Grass: The Indians' Own Account of the Battle at the Little Big Horn River, & the Death of their Life on the Plains
81226 New York Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1976 0690011555 / 9780690011555 First Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Per the jacket flap, the editor has assembled ". . .the accounts of 15 Indians who either watched or participated in the Battle at the Little Big Horn River" as well as accounts of daily life. With 55 full-color paintings and 61 black & white drawings. First printing in this trade edition. --- In green leatherette backed in tan cloth, with green spine titling. Jacket with wrap-around color paintings by Amos Bad Heart Buffalo. --- With slight cover soiling, otherwise a clean, bright, unmarked copy. Fair only unclipped jacket with curling to edges and plenty of chips and tears; protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Oblong Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); xvi, 160 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Golden Age of Opera, TUGGLE, Robert (text); MISHKIN, Herman (photography)
163 TUGGLE, Robert (text); MISHKIN, Herman (photography) The Golden Age of Opera
79451 New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1983 0030577780 / 9780030577789 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A celebration of the very best of the art of opera. With over 200 duotone photos of some of the principal singers of the era by Herman Mishkin. With a foreword by Anthony A. Bliss. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth, w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with a striking Mishkin portrait on the cover. --- With an inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm, bright copy lacking additional apparent damages. Price-clipped jacket without additional noticeable damages.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; x, 246 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Wildlife Artists at Work, Van GELDER, Patricia
164 Van GELDER, Patricia Wildlife Artists at Work
79583 New York Watson-Guptill Publications 1991 0823057496 / 9780823057498 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Ten American wildlife artists share their techniques in this work which provides plenty of examples of their art, in color and in black and white. --- In brown leatherette-like paper-covered boards with white spine titling. Jacket with examples of art on front, back and on front flap. --- About Fine copy: clean, firm, and bright. Bright jacket with a retailer's sticker on front, otherwise undamaged.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 175 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters (Two Volume Set in Slipcase) (Limited Editions Club, Series 35, #3), VASARI, Giorgio
165 VASARI, Giorgio Lives of the Most Eminent Painters (Two Volume Set in Slipcase) (Limited Editions Club, Series 35, #3)
77982 Verona, Italy The Limited Editions Club 1966 Hardcover Very Good+ 
A two-volume set in which the leading painters were profiled by artist, architect and historian Giorgio Vasari. Original publication in the 16th Century. This deluxe reprint includes 32 tipped-in color reproductions by various artists, as well as woodcut portraits by Vasari which were made for the 1568 edition. Included are 5 additional Fritz Kredel woodcuts made for this edition. --- Translated from the Italian by Mrs. Jonathan Foster. Selected, edited, and with an introduction by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies and signed on volume two's rear limitation page by book designer Giovanni Mardersteig. Printed by Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy. --- In full rust buckram-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on black spine blocks and gilt-stamped fleurs-de-lis on covers. In grey, printed dust jackets and housed in red/green/cream marbled paper-covered shared slipcase. Quarto volumes, about 12 inches tall. Number 3 in LEC Series 35. --- With previous owner's bookplates affixed to front paste-downs, else bright, clean and unmarked. Jackets with yellowed spines, one with a one-inch tape-repaired tear. Slipcase with scratches and some rubbing, is structurally sound.; xvii, 344, 386 pages 
Price: 177.00 USD
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Designing Exhibitions, VELARDE, Giles
166 VELARDE, Giles Designing Exhibitions
80887 London The Design Council 1988 0850722233 / 9780850722239 Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Per the back cover, this work is a ". . .comprehensive and clearly written guide [which] deals with the whole range of exhibition design. . ." With plenty of black & white and color photos and with drawings. --- This softcover edition in stiff wraps. With prior owner's mark and name inside front cover and on textblock top edge, along with fairly deep creases to covers and most pages, and retailer's back cover sticker; else a clean, sound copy.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 188 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, VENTURI, Robert
167 VENTURI, Robert Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
80892 New York Museum of Modern Art and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1977 0810960230 / 9780810960237 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A softcover second edition of the author's influential work on the subject of architecture. With an introduction by Vincent Scully. Includes lots of black & white photos and drawings. --- With prior owner's mark to inside of front cover, some minor soiling to covers, otherwise a clean, firm copy.; Oblong Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 132, (4) pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America, Von WINNING, Hasso (text); STENDAHL, Alfred (plate selection)
168 Von WINNING, Hasso (text); STENDAHL, Alfred (plate selection) Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America
81206 New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc. [1968] Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
This hefty volume covers the history of art and culture in Mexico and Central America from the mid-first millenium era through the Spanish Conquest of 1521. With 595 illustrations, 175 of which are in full color; and with 6 maps. Color plates tipped onto leaves. In addition to the illustrations, the history and details of the art pieces are described in text and notes by Hasso Von Winning. Selection of plates by Alfred Stendahl. --- In cream and maroon cloth-covered boards with art gilt-stamped on cover; titling and decorations in gilt on spine. Representative art pieces are displayed on the front and back of the dust jacket. --- A clean, unmarked, sturdy copy. Jacket with yellowing near spine, some shallow creases and light rubbing, else intact and bright. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Folio (13 to 23 in. tall); 388 pages 
Price: 58.00 USD
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National Gallery of Art, Washington: One Thousand Masterpieces in Full Color, WALKER, John
169 WALKER, John National Gallery of Art, Washington: One Thousand Masterpieces in Full Color
81103 New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1975 0810903369 / 9780810903364 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
4th printing. A hefty volume cataloguing the lavish holdings of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. More than 1000 paintings appear in color, with accompanying commentary. With 1,120 illustrations, including 1,028 full color plates. Includes a foreword by J. Carter Brown. Includes an introductory text on the beginnings and growth of the Gallery by John Walker, director emeritus. --- In maroon cloth-covered boards with blindstamped image of sculpture on cover, repeated in gilt on spine with gilt titling. Jacket features Rogier van der Weyden's superb "Portrait of a Lady", which is featured in the book. Volume lacks the clear, snap-on band. --- A clean, firm, bright copy but with some soiling to front free endpaper and to cloth. A prior owner has taped the verso of the jacket with minimal negative results. Jacket also with some creasing and a scratch to front cover; otherwise a bright and intact. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 696 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Compleat Angler; Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, WALTON, Izaak; COTTON, Charles (authors); MAJOR, John (editor); DAGLISH, E. Fitch (illustrations)
170 WALTON, Izaak; COTTON, Charles (authors); MAJOR, John (editor); DAGLISH, E. Fitch (illustrations) The Compleat Angler; Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation
81052 New York E. P. Dutton & Company 1927 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Read and admired since first published in 1653, fishing, fishing lore and philosophy co-exist in this work. Offered in a handsome reprint edition with 16 woodcut illustrations by Eric Fitch Daglish. Part I features the original 1653 work by Walton; part II with Charles Cotton's "Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream". Both edited by John Major in 1853, with introductory essays by Cotton and Walton. --- In terra cotta paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth with Daglish woodcut pasted to cover; titling and horizontal rules to spine in brown. Captioned tissue-protected Daglish plates tipped onto leaves (all present); volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With rounded cover corners, chafing to lower edges with board showing through, partially detached covers have been carefully reattached and reinforced prior to this listing; otherwise a sound copy though leaves are somewhat brittle.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 367 pages 
Price: 95.00 USD
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PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, WARREN, Frank
171 WARREN, Frank PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
75486 New York Regan Books/Harper Collins 2005 0060899190 / 9780060899196 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
In nice shape but w/retailer's sticker, back DJ cover. Book itself clean and firm inside and out. Jacket with minor chafing at extremities. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 278 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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The Puccini Companion, Weaver, William; Puccini, Simonetta
172 Weaver, William; Puccini, Simonetta The Puccini Companion
73197 New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1994 0393029301 / 9780393029307 Hardcover Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Compendium of articles about the great opera composer, Giacomo Puccini. Edited by William Weaver, with essay by Puccini's granddaughter, Simonetta Puccini. With many photos. Second printing. Volume has been exposed to dampness; upper parts of pages slightly rippled. With inked presentation remarks, front free endpaper; otherwise interior clean and bright. Dust jacket rippled but otherwise undamaged; bears orig. $30 flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 448 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Art / Invention / House (40 architecturally interesting houses), WEBB, Michael
173 WEBB, Michael Art / Invention / House (40 architecturally interesting houses)
80882 New York Rizzoli 2005 0847827356 / 9780847827350 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. This oversize book is, per the jacket flap, ". . .an authoritative presentation of forty new and recent houses that represent the creativity of some of the some of the world's most gifted architects". With dozens of full color photos, providing great views of some of these lovely homes. Also with architectural drawings. --- In textured teal paper-covered boards with black cover and spine titling. Color images of some of the houses on jacket front and spine. --- With light wear to cover edges; otherwise in excellent shape. Jacket with small tears near head of spine and with a little curling to edges, else bright, nice and protected in removable mylar wrapper. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Square Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 320 pages 
Price: 37.50 USD
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Edward Weston 1886-1958 (in English, German and French languages), WESTON, Edward (photography); PITTS, Terence; ADAMS, Ansel (essays); HEITING, Manfred (editor)
174 WESTON, Edward (photography); PITTS, Terence; ADAMS, Ansel (essays); HEITING, Manfred (editor) Edward Weston 1886-1958 (in English, German and French languages)
79609 Köln, Germany Taschen 1999 382287180X / 9783822871805 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
A portfolio of notable examples of the photographer Edward Weston's wide-ranging work. All of these sublime photos in black and white, and include a variety of subjects: from nudes to still lifes of vegetables to portraiture to landscapes and many other genres; with a few portraits of Weston by other photographers. Includes an essay by Terence Pitts and a personal portrait by Ansel Adams. Edited by Manfred Heiting. Presented in English, German and French languages. --- An oversized volume at 10.75 in. wide x 13 in. wide. In bright green paper-covered boards with titling in white on cover and spine. Dust jacket with Weston photo of bell pepper on front, with nude on back. --- With prior owner's embossed seal on title page, with slight smudge on following page, otherwise a clean, bright, unmarked copy. Jacket with minor chafing to edges, else undamaged and in removable archival mylar protector.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 252 pages 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Monet, or the Triumph of Impressionism, WILDENSTEIN, Daniel
175 WILDENSTEIN, Daniel Monet, or the Triumph of Impressionism
80090 Köln, Germany Taschen 2010 3836523213 / 9783836523219 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A comprehensive, English-language biography of the great French Impessionist painter, Claude Monet (1840-1926). Full color reproductions of his paintings are presented throughout, as well as black and white photos depicting scenes from the artist's life. Adapted from volume 1 of publisher's earlier 4-volume catalogue. --- In pale blue paper-covered boards with titling in white on cover and spine. Dust jacket bears color image of Monet's "Water Lily Pond, Symphony in Green" on cover. --- A bright, crisp, newish copy lacking apparent damages. Bright jacket with slight rubbing, else nice and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 480 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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Woolaroc, WILLIAMS, Joe (author and designer); POPPENHOUSE, Jerry (photography)
176 WILLIAMS, Joe (author and designer); POPPENHOUSE, Jerry (photography) Woolaroc
81083 Bartlesville, Oklahoma Charles Scribner's Sons 1991 0962909505 / 9780962909504 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Stated First Edition, 1991. A guide to Woolaroc, the 3,600 acre former ranch retreat of Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company. Woolaroc has been transformed into a part art museum, part wildlife refuge and part Y-Indian Guide Center, with unique Indian blanket and Colt firearm collections. Set in the scenic Ozark Hills of Northeastern Oklahoma, the retreat now draws thousands of visitors per year. Its name is combination of the words WOods, LAkes and ROCks. This guide is loaded with color and black & white photographs depicting scenes and exhibits both current and historic at Woolaroc. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover and spine titling. Jacket with colorful western art images on front and back. --- About Fine: a bright, clean, sound copy in similar jacket.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 192 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Stampede to Timberline: The Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Colorado, WOLLE, Muriel Sibell
177 WOLLE, Muriel Sibell Stampede to Timberline: The Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Colorado
80121 Boulder Muriel S. Wolle 1952 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Stated 5th Printing, April 1952. Signed by author on title page. This hefty work, which first appeared in 1949, pays tribute to the hard-rock miners of Colorado. Profusely illustrated throughout by the author, professor of Fine Arts at the University of Colorado. With maps to mining camps at endpapers and within the volume. --- In tan cloth-covered boards w/illustrations and titling in red on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A weakened front hinge has been carefully reinforced prior to this listing; with rusty soiling to front gutter area, prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, slightly sunned spine along with little cover soiling, otherwise a clean, firm copy.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 544 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Dry Brush and Pencil Drawings: A Loan Exhibition Organized By the Fogg Art Museum 1963, WYETH, Andrew
178 WYETH, Andrew Dry Brush and Pencil Drawings: A Loan Exhibition Organized By the Fogg Art Museum 1963
80960 Greenwich, Conn. New York Graphic Society 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A selection of works by Andrew Wyeth, in pencil and dry brush. Many of these paintings and drawings were done in the area of Wyeth's farm in southeastern Pennsylvania. Though many of the works may have been in color, all prints in this book are in black & white. Published as a catalog to accompany the loan exhibition in some Atlantic coast galleries, as organized by Harvard's Fogg Art Museum. --- In tan paper-covered boards with titling in crimson on cover and spine. The book's pages aren't numbered (about 120 pp) but the featured art images are. Jacket with an image of Wyeth's "The Mill" on cover. --- With grouse sticker and gift inscription in ink to front free endpaper, and with mild acidic stains there left by an inserted news clip; else an unmarked, firm, bright copy. Unclipped jacket with very slight soiling.; Oblong Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); [c.120] pages 
Price: 26.50 USD
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Edward Hopper  Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, [HOPPER, Edward] Whitney Museum of American Art
179 [HOPPER, Edward] Whitney Museum of American Art Edward Hopper Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art
74236 New York Whitney Museum of American Art 1991 Stapled wraps Very Good with no dust jacket 
A catalog of Mr. Hopper's works, as displayed on a traveling exhibition at Newport Beach, Seattle and San Antonio. Some of the works, part of the collection of the Whitney Museum in New York, are described in some detail here; and presented along with black and white photos. The remainder of the items exhibited are listed at the rear with less detail and without photos. Includes a color photo of Hopper's 'The Dories, Ogunquit' [1914] on the cover. In good shape, but with a bit of bruising to the tail of the back cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 7.50 USD
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