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Masterpieces by Michelangelo
VINTAGE
$45.00
Masterpieces by Michelangelo by John Canaday. Crown Publishing, 1979. 107 pages with 50 full-color plates. Extra-large format volume by the longtime New York Times art critic brings a discerning eye to the best-known frescoes, paintings, and sculptures of the Renaissance master. Light scattered spotting.
 
Midcentury Sascha Brastoff Vase
VINTAGE
$899.00
Sascha Brastoff vase from his Abstract Originals collection, circa 1955. Hand-painted and signed by the artist above the base. Hand-marked model number and imprinted logo on underside. Rubbed area of gold near base.
 
Mdina Textured Art Glass Vase
VINTAGE
$999.00
Bark-textured cased glass vase by Michael Harris for Mdina Glass of Malta, circa 1970. Inner casing of light violet with light amber and aqua tones on the outside. Label on underside.
 
Val St. Lambert Art Glass Vase
VINTAGE
$499.00
Val Saint-Lambert cased glass vase from the Camée series, circa 1970. The abstract, translucent decor on the inner casing is done in a palette of colors from nature, known as "Arlequin Turquoise." The outer casing is clear crystal. Features a small "VSL" marking in script near the edge of the underside along with a partial paper label.
 
Midcentury Italian Table Lamp
VINTAGE
$399.00
Midcentury Italian lamp done in a "fat lava" glaze. Original wiring for 3-way bulb (100W-max) in good working condition. Shade is not included. Height to socket: 25"H. Harp and finial add 9.5"H. No maker's mark. Light wear to the wood base and oversize wood finial; patina to the upper brass parts.
 
Brutalist Distressed Finish Brass Lamp
VINTAGE
$599.00
A 1983 Brutalist lamp in an antique "milk can" form by Chapman Manufacturing. Overlapping brass strips are secured to an underlying wood shape with large tacks giving a hobnailed effect. Assembled lamp was intentionally distressed and patinated by manufacturer. Base is black painted wood. Original finial of blackened cast brass. Wiring in excellent working condition and uses 3-way bulb (150w max). Chapman dated label on both socket and underside. Shade is not included.
 
Modern Prints & Drawings
VINTAGE
$49.00
Modern Prints & Drawings by Paul J. Sachs. Alfred A Knopf, 1954. 261 pp. 210 plates (most full page). Hardcover with dust jacket. The author, a founder of the Museum of Modern Art, presents a comprehensive view of the graphic arts through the midcentury with selections from virtually every major artist. Includes a chapter with photographs explaining the different techniques used. Jacket wear, light tanning to pages, gift inscription.
 
Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley
VINTAGE
$65.00
The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley. Edited by Bruce Harris, with an appreciation by Arthur Symons. Crown Publishing, 1967. 212 pages. 198 plates, many full page. Beardsley's elegant graphic work, despite his tragically short career, became a major influence on the Art Nouveau movement to follow.
 
Viva Picasso, First Edition
VINTAGE
$69.00
Viva Picasso by David Douglas Duncan. New York: Studio (Viking), 1980. First edition. Includes dust jacket. Picasso at work and at play with his family. Photographed by his longtime friend David Douglas Duncan at Picasso's last three studio homes. The definitive photographic study of Picasso. Minor wear on jacket.
 
The Juniper Tree, Illustrated by Sendak
VINTAGE
$75.00
The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Translated by Lore Segal. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1974. First edition, third printing. Two hardcover volumes with slipcase. A selection of 27 fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, both well known and obscure. Each story accompanied by a full-page drawing by the inimitable Sendak. Minor wear on slipcase, slight chip on one jacket.
 
The Vicar of Wakefield
VINTAGE
$109.00
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. London: MacMillan, 1891. Second edition. 305 pp. The Irish author and poet's best-known work, first published in 1766. It became one of the most widely read books of the Victorian era and this edition was designed and illustrated by Hugh Thompson, the leading British illustrator of that time. Gilt embossed decor on cover and spine; gilded page edges. Spine cocked, scattered foxing, owner's name, light gutter crack.
 
Great Romantic Ruins of England & Wales
VINTAGE
$49.00
Great Romantic Ruins of England and Wales by Brian Bailey. Crown Publishers, 1984. First American edition. 256 pages. Hundreds of illustrations, many two-page color spreads. A beautifully photographed guide to one hundred historic ruins of England and Wales, from the very famous to the less well-known. Written with the traveler in mind, including maps and directions. Sticker remnant on endpaper.
 
Candide, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent
VINTAGE
$85.00
Candide by Voltaire. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Random House, 1929. 112 pages. First trade edition after a limited edition of only 1,470 in 1928. With illustrations by Rockwell Kent on every page, book was the debut production of Random House publishing and was an instant success. Dust jacket is intact with several chips, tears, and soiling. Light fade spot on front board. Light age tanning to pages. Front hinge starting. Age wear.
 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
VINTAGE
$45.00
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. NY: Heritage Press, 1950. 764 pp; 64 illustrations. Includes slipcase. Decorative cover featuring black Wedgwood cameo of Holmes, spine titles in gilt, and speckled edges. The illustrations are from the original publications of the four stories and collections in the book: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Light edge wear on cover and slipcase, gift inscription.
 
The Day of the Jackal
VINTAGE
$49.00
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth. Viking, 1971. First American edition, second printing. 380 pages. Hardcover with jacket. Award-winning first novel by the author of The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, and other thrillers. The basis for the 1973 Fred Zinnemann film for which author wrote the screenplay. Jacket has light wear and sunning on top edge. Some light sunning on front board edge.
 
The Cordon Bleu Cook Book
VINTAGE
$39.00
The Cordon Bleu Cook Book by Dione Lucas. Little Brown, 1949. 322 pages. Hardcover with jacket. The first woman to graduate from the famed Cordon Bleu school, Dione Lucas became a highly successful restaurateur and cooking teacher in New York as well as a local and national TV personality introducing French haute cuisine to an American audience.
 
Bitossi Large Ceramic Dove by Aldo Londi
VINTAGE
$279.00
This ceramic dove is in Londi's signature Rimini blue glaze and decorated in the Liberty pattern. Imported from Italy by Rosenthal-Netter, circa 1965. Bird is missing a small glaze tile on top of its head. Partial label remains on underside.
 
Midcentury Italian Ceramic Lamp
VINTAGE
$575.00
1960s Italian lamp with three distinct pottery shapes incised with a triangular pattern. Attributed to Alvino Bagni. Turquoise glaze has subtle tones of green and blue mixed in. Heavily textured with a moderate luster. Base is painted steel. Included harp and finial add 10" to height (38.5"). Wiring in working condition; takes a standard bulb. Scattered light glaze flecks, minor rubs on base. Shade not included. Moderate darkening on brass harp and finial.
 
All Quiet on the Western Front, 1st Ed.
VINTAGE
$399.00
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Little Brown, 1929. First American edition, first printing. Remarque's novel of World War I was an international bestseller and the basis for the 1930 Oscar-winning film for Best Picture. Light page tanning, a few chips, soil and minor losses to jacket.
 
The Golf Book, First Edition
VINTAGE
$49.00
The Golf Book, edited by Michael Bartlett. Photographs by Tony Roberst. Arbor House, 1980. First Edition. Collection of essays on the physical and metaphysical aspects of the game by a group of esteemed writers as well as the players themselves. Contributions by John Updike, Dan Jenkins, Alistair Cook, Ring Lardner, Ian Fleming, George Plimpton as well as Palmer, Nicklaus and other players. Copiously illustrated. Includes an appendix with statistics on the major tournaments and players.
 
Turner Watercolors, First Edition
VINTAGE
$79.00
Turner Watercolours by Martin Butlin. London: Barrie & Rockliff, 1962. First edition. 84 pgs. 52 full-page color reproductions. Exquisite, Swiss-produced volume with watercolor works by the great British landscape and seascape artist J.M.W. Turner. Jacket with original Mylar cover. Includes original plain slipcase.
 
Folk Art Paper-Cut Moose Silhouette
VINTAGE
$189.00
Paper-cut silhouette of a moose by Edward Stephenson (1869-1954), circa 1910. Stephenson was a traveling salesman and learned the craft to help pass the time during long stretches on the road. Displayed in the original vintage oak frame with newer gray background paper. Image: 4.25" x 4". Provenance: from the artist's family. Minor wear on paper.
 
The Duchess of Windsor: The Secret Life
VINTAGE
$49.00
The Duchess of Windsor: The Secret Life by Charles Higham. McGraw Hill, 1988. 482 pages. 22 pages of illustrations. The back story of the woman whose questionable behavior and scandalous associations forced the King of England to abdicate the throne and how she continued that pattern throughout her life.
 
Camille: A Biography of Monet
VINTAGE
$45.00
Camille: A Study of Claude Monet by C.P. Weekes. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1962. First U.K. Edition. 204 pages, illustrated. Monet's story was one of ultimate triumph and success after years of extreme hardship, ostracism, and the tragic loss of his young wife Camille; but it was also a story of companionship and camaraderie among the younger group of artists that made up the Impressionist movement. The first published English language biography of Monet. Light jacket wear, page tanning.
 
Bellow: To Jerusalem and Back, 1st Ed.
VINTAGE
$49.00
To Jerusalem and Back by Saul Bellow. Viking Press, 1976. First edition. 182 pages. Includes jacket. The Nobel Prize winner's account of his 1975 visit to Israel with portraits of the people, from the famous to the unknown, who make up the complex fabric of the tumultuous city and country.
 
300 Years of Notable American Architects
VINTAGE
$55.00
Three Centuries of Notable American Architects edited by Joseph Thorndike. American Heritage, 1981. First edition. 348 pages. Includes jacket. A survey of the work of 15 architects who made a vast contribution to the look and feel of American cities, towns, and landscapes. Significant works from Bulfinch and Jefferson to Sullivan and Wright to the Saarinens and Wright. Includes a section on late 20th century younger architects. Copiously illustrated with photos, drawings, sketches, and plans.
 
The New Yorker 25th Anniversary Album
VINTAGE
$45.00
The New Yorker 25th Anniversary Album. Harper and Brothers, 1951. Unpaginated, no jacket. Many hundreds of cartoons and caricatures from the magazine's first 25 years, many of which reference the Great Depression and World War II. Works by its most famous artists including James Thurber, Peter Arno, Charles Addams, Saul Steinberg and many others.
 
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