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Paper-cut silhouette of a lion stalking a deer by Edward Stephenson (1869-1954), circa 1910. Stephenson, a traveling salesman, learned the craft to help pass time during long stretches on the road. Displayed in a vintage frame with original gold background. Black backing is newer. Image: 20"L x 13"H. Provenance from the artist's family. Some rubbed areas, minor scuffs to paper. Frame with some chips and loss to outer edges.
 
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Treasure Houses of England
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Treasure Houses of England: A View of Eight Country Estates by Earl Beesley and Garry Gibbons, photographers. Abrams, 1989. 151 pgs. With 67 photographs in full color, including eight gatefolds. A lush photographic essay on the houses and grounds of eight historic "houses" dating as far back as the 11th century. Photos were taken in all four seasons and from dawn to twilight. Like-new condition.
 
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Thurber: The Wonderful O
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The Wonderful O by James Thurber. Simon and Schuster, 1957. First edition, third printing. 73 pages. Includes jacket. The last of Thurber's fairy tales for children, illustrated by Caldecott Prize winner Marc Simont.
 
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The Dead Zone by Stephen Kings. Viking Press, 1979. First Edition. 426 pgs. Includes jacket. Early thriller by King was basis for excellent David Cronenberg film with Christopher Walken and Martin Sheen. Also spawned a TV series. In fine collectable condition, the only flaw being creases to the inside flaps.
 
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Herzog
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Herzog by Saul Bellow. New York: The Viking Press, 1964. Early (5th) printing from first year of publication. 341 pages. Includes jacket. The Nobel Prize winner's masterpiece, as originally issued, with original jacket art. Some wear to jacket, light page tanning.
 
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Toni Morrison: Beloved
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Beloved by Toni Morrison. Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Book Club edition. 275 pages. Includes jacket. Widely recognized as one of the great works of American fiction of the late 20th century, Beloved won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1987 and contributed to the body of work that earned Morrison the Nobel Prize in 1993. Was the basis for the 1988 film starring Oprah Winfrey. Jacket and underlying cover are identical to the first edition.
 
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An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau by Mario Praz. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1982. 396 pages with 400 illustrations (64 in color). Includes dust jacket. The author uses the artwork of the past to inform our understanding of the important elements of interior design from ancient times to the early 20th century. A colorful, indispensable and authoritative reference book. Slight edge wear to jacket.
 
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The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer. Little Brown, 1979. First edition. 1056 pp. Includes jacket. Mailer's Pulitzer Prize winning "true life" novel on the life and death of Gary Gilmore. A riveting, deeply researched story and clearly in the top tier of Mailer's work. Light edge wear and a few chips to jacket.
 
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The Complete Short Stories by W. Somerset Maugham. Doubleday, 1952. Two volumes in a slipcase. No dust jackets as issued. Wear on slipcase corners and pastedown title.
 
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Mr. Lincoln's Camera Man: Mathew Brady by Roy Meredith. Scribner's, 1946. 368 pages with 284 illustrations. No jacket. Brady was the preeminent American photographer of the mid 19th century and his searing images of the war, its aftermath, and the central figures in the conflict have become as much a part of our history as the events and people he portrayed. Minor wear to the cover.
 
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The Inns and Taverns of Pickwick by B.W. Matz. Scribner's, 1921. First American edition. 251 pp. 31 illustrations. A noted Dickensian authority and editor takes a tour of the historic places made famous by Dickens in the Pickwick Papers with both photo and drawn illustrations. Minor wear to spine tips and rubbing to exterior. Interior has owner's bookplate, slight hinge crack and toning to endpapers, otherwise very clean. Collectible edition.
 
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Ink drawing of a young clown by Ronald Searle (1920-2011). Sepia and black ink on paper. Circa 1975. Signed lower right. Black wood frame with minor dings. Image: 9.5"L x 12.5"H. Searle was an important British illustrator, cartoonist, and artist of the mid to late 20th century. He authored and illustrated numerous books, including St. Trinians, and his work appeared in The New Yorker, Punch, and other publications.
 
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A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller. Viking Press, 1955. First edition.159 pages. Includes jacket. These two one-act plays continued Miller's string of Broadway hit productions that included Death of a Salesman, All My Sons, and The Crucible. First edition, first printing. Some jacket wear and light page tanning.
 
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Island Woman by David Azuz
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Island Woman by Israeli-born French artist David Azuz (1942-2014). Limited edition lithograph from 1979. Signed and numbered in pencil (22/35 AP) by the artist on the paper along with his studio blind stamp. Printer's name and production date are stamped on verso. One of 35 artist's proofs along with an edition of 200. Image: 19.5"L x 25"H; paper: 23"L x 30"H. Print will be shipped rolled in a tube.
 
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An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art. Various authors. NY Graphics Society/Little Brown, 1987. First edition. 209 pages. Includes jacket. 130 full-page color illustrations; 54 black-and-white illustrations and photos. The art of N.C., Andrew and James Wyeth, each unique and of his time, but sharing a quintessential American vision. Based on the 1987 Brandywine River traveling exhibition with four essays including one by Andrew about his father NC.
 
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Norman Rockwell, Illustrator by Arthur Guptill. Watson-Guptill, 1970. 25th Anniversary (3rd) Edition. 208 pages. 515 illustrations with 50 full-page color plates. With pictorial slipcase. A definitive volume on an American original, first published in 1946. Rockwell contributed much of the biographic text, essays on his process and commentary on most of the color plates. Complete thumbnail collection of his Post covers through 1946. Sun-fading on spine and cover.
 
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Van Gogh
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Van Gogh by Rene Huyghe. Translated by Stephen Hardman. Paris: Henri Screpel, 1973. First edition. 47 full-page color illustrations; 5 two-page spreads. A rare (in English) volume on Van Gogh displaying 47 of his greatest works in full page color. Plates are accompanied by excerpts from his letters on the facing pages. Book opens with a 51-page psychological profile. Front to back painting on cover with matching slipcase. Minor wear on cover and slipcase.
 
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The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Wendingen Edition. Bramhall House, 1965. 164 pp. Articles by Wright and others. 200 photos, plans and renderings of 31 early masterworks through 1922. First published by Dutch magazine Wendingen in 1925 with later reprints in limited edition, this reproduction for the general public retains the original typeface, design, and layout of the original. Includes Imperial Hotel, Midway Gardens, Church, Taliesin, The Robie and Willits Houses. Moderate jacket wear.
 
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Red Dragon, 1st Ed
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Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. G.P. Putnam, 1981. First edition. 348 pages. Includes dust jacket.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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America's Glorious Quilts
$39.00
America's Glorious Quilts edited by Dennis Duke and Deborah Harding. Beaux Arts/Hugh Levin, publisher, 1987. 320 pages with 272 full color images. Includes jacket. Large format volume on this uniquely American folk art displays a multitude of styles from the early 1800s to the 20th century from every corner of the country.
 
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Van Gogh: Le Mal Aimé
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Van Gogh: Le Mal Aimé by Marc Talbaut. Edita Lausanne, 1969. First edition. Title translates as "Van Gogh, The Unloved." Text in French, 356 pages with 117 tipped-in color plates, 337 black-and-white illustrations and photos, and four document reproductions. Van Gogh's work from a biographical perspective, complete with photos of his subjects and the places he lived and painted. Swiss publication with first-rate reproductions and book production. Like-new condition.
 
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Faberge and the Russian Master Goldsmiths by Gerald Hill et al. Hugh Levin/Wings Books, 1989. 320 pages with 300 color plates, most full page. Includes dust jacket. The Faberge eggs are well known, but equally impressive is the work of the Russian master goldsmiths who were used by the Romanovs to create a variety of luxurious objects from clocks, serving pieces, and boxes to religious icons and vases. Light wear to jacket back and spine, previous owner's name on front flap.
 
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Life on the Mississippi
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Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. Harper & Brothers, 1938. With 13 illustrations by Walter Stewart. 525 pages. No jacket. Illustrated edition of Twain's classic with minor wear to cover, lightly tanned pages and a child's outline drawing in black crayon on front blank endpaper. Minor wear to cover, drawing on blank front endpaper.
 
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Images from the Floating World by Richard Lane. Dorset Press, 1982. 364 pages with over 900 illustrations in color and black-and-white. A definitive work on Ukiyo-e, (The Floating World), the traditional Japanese art of woodblock prints, from its origins in the 1600s through the great masters of the late 19th century. Also includes pictures and interpretations of symbols and seals used in the prints and a dictionary of Ukiyo-e. Minor wear on jacket with taped repair on back.
 
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Tutankhamen: Life and Death of a Pharaoh by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt. NY: Graphics Society, 1964. Third printing. 312 pages with 262 illustrations (75 color). The endlessly fascinating stories of both the discovery and excavation of King Tut's tomb and the life and times of Tut himself as discerned from the objects and art that were unearthed. Written by the curator of the French National Museums. Brilliant color photography. Minor wear on jacket.
 
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Little Lord Fauntleroy
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Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Illustrated by Reginald Birch. Chas. Scribner's 1889. 209 pages with 26 illustrations. Advertisement section in back. An early printing of the Hodgson classic with the original Birch illustrations. Age wear to cover; inside very good with minimal, light tanning and foxing.
 
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Lincoln by Gore Vidal. Random House, 1984. First trade edition. The fourth of Vidal's seven-book series of historical novels, Narratives of Empire. Along with Burr it is considered his best of the group. Hardcover with light jacket wear. Small section with slight chip on outer edge from printing error.
 
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Androcles and the Lion, Overruled, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. London: Constable & Co., 1916. First edition, first printing. 268 pages. Lacking dust jacket. Group of three plays includes the first publication anywhere of Pygmalion, which nearly a half-century later was transformed into the Broadway hit and Oscar-winning My Fair Lady. Also includes a long introductory essay by the author. Short margin note. Bumped corners and slight fading on spine.
 
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Italian Art, Life and Landscape by Bernard Wall. London: Wm. Heinemann, Ltd., 1956. First edition. 260 pages. 27 black-and-white photo illustrations. A sophisticated vintage travel guide that explores Italy region by region taking note of the distinct landscape, culture, and lifestyle that distinguish each area with a good deal of history added to the mix. Published in Britain only 10 years after World War II. Hardcover with some jacket wear, light page edge tanning.
 
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Egon Schiele
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The Art of Egon Schiele by Erwin Mitsch. Phaidon, 1975. First English edition. 268 pages. 173 illustrations (64 full-page color), 12 photos of Schiele. Prodigious and revolutionary, Schiele endured controversy and persecution for the graphic, often sexual nature of his work during his brief but productive life. Over the years his Expressionist work has only grown in stature. An outstanding, representative collection by an authority on Viennese art. Hardcover with moderate jacket wear.
 
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Works of Tennyson
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The Complete Poetical and Dramatic Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Houghton-Mifflin, 1898. The Cambridge Edition. 887 pages. Hardcover bound in red half-Moroccan leather with gilt accents, raised paneled leather spine with gilt title, top page edges in gilt and marbled, decorative endpapers. Light page tanning, corners rubbed, 1/4" crack on spine edge, light wear on cover.
 
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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.
 
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The Army of the Potomac by Bruce Catton. New York: Doubleday, 1964. Includes dust jackets. Titles are Mr. Lincoln's Army, Glory Road, and A Stillness at Appomattox. The famous trilogy on the Civil War was originally published separately from 1951-53. This 1964 reprint included new material and was published as a three-volume set. A Stillness at Appomattox won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Light wear to jackets.
 
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The Portfolios of Ansel Adams edited by John Szarkowski. NY Graphic Society, 1982. Unpaginated. 90 photographs. From 1948 to 1976 Adams produced seven portfolios in very limited editions which, taken together, he considered a summation of his achievement as a photographer and printer. All are reproduced in this volume using (then) state-of-the-art technology along with Adams' introductory statements and technical notes. Hardcover, jacket has minor wear, interior is like new.
 
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A whimsical Mid-Century horse figure bar cart of bent and welded iron rod, circa 1965. Designed by American artist, sculptor and furniture designer John Risley (1919-2002). Cart is on casters and features a lift out glass tray. The piece has been professionally restored, including new glass, and rolls easily on the original casters. Cart can also function as a side or display table, or simply as a fun sculpture. Lacks original side mounted racks.
 
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Catalogs from lesser-known American museums featuring a wide assortment of art from primitive to modern, 1952-1987. Hardcovers: The Harvard Art Museums, The Phillips Collection (Washington), Dallas Museum of Art, Best Loved Art from American Museums (various). Softcovers: The James Michener Collection (Univ. of Texas), Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, Ct.), National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington), Cincinnati Art Museum, Delaware Art Museum Pre-Raphaelite Collection. Minor wear.
 
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Finely crafted mid-century style pendant with two concentric arrays of lacquered bentwood panels. Includes original small wood canopy for the ceiling, newly fitted to a standard American ceiling canopy. Origin unknown, but the small canopy size indicates European origin. Newly rewired and includes 36" of brass hanging chain. CFL or LED bulb recommended, otherwise 60 watt max incandescent. Like new condition.
 
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