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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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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.
 
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Pinocchio
$59.00
Pinocchio by C. Collodi. Illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham. Garden City, 1932.First edition (thus). 323 pages. Lacking dust jacket. The children's classic illustrated by the Caldecott award-winning Petershams with four full-page color plates, cover and title page art and pictorial endpapers. Gift inscription on front blank page, light page tanning.
 
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Diana Vreeland: D.V.
$49.00
D.V. by Diana Vreeland. Knopf, 1984. First edition, third printing. 196 pages. Includes jacket. The high-octane memoir of the most influential figure in 20th-century fashion. Unsurprisingly, her writing is forthright, crisp and unsparing. Minor wear to jacket.
 
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Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson Rockefeller Collection by Douglas Newton. Knopf, 1978. First edition. 263 pages with 254 color illustrations. The influence of primitive art on 20th-century modern artists and sculptors is readily apparent in this exemplary collection of 254 primitive and folk art pieces from around the world. The magnificent color photography (many full page) by Lee Boltin was done expressly for this book. Damp stains on cover, rippling on jacket & some pages.
 
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Mexico: A History in Art
$79.00
Mexico: A History in Art by Bradley Smith. Doubleday/Windfall, 1968. 296 pages. 270 color illustrations. Hardcover with dust jacket. An ambitious project, well executed with excellent color photography by the author. From prehistoric times to the 20th century, a rich art history that in turn tells the history of the country. Dust jacket wear, light page tanning.
 
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The Great American West: A Pictorial History from Coronado to the Last Frontier by James Horan. Bonanza/Crown, 1959, First edition. 288 pages with 650 halftone and color illustrations including 500 photos. Cowboys, Indians, pioneers, outlaws, lawmen and more in a fine collection of historical photos, paintings and drawings. Many of the finest western artists and photographers represented. Light jacket wear, owner's name, light tanning.
 
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An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch. London: Catto & Windus, 1962. First edition, third printing. 348 pages. Original British publication of the sixth novel from the popular British author. Wear and some loss to jacket.
 
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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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Upton Sinclair: The Jungle
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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Upton Sinclair, publisher. 1920. 413 pages. With Sinclair's advertisements in the back. The seminal work by the muckraking journalist and novelist. When his early work went out of print, Sinclair decided to reap the profits of his fame by self-publishing both reprints and new work, starting with The Jungle. A solicitation for subscribers is at the rear of this copy. Color fading on cover, hinge cracks, and light page tanning. Age wear.
 
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American Decorative Arts
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American Decorative Arts: 300 Years of Creative Design by Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz. Abrams, 1982. First edition. 405 pages; 443 illustrations (160 color). Large volume with prime examples of American craftsmanship in furniture, woodworking, metalwork, ceramics, textiles, glass and graphic art from colonial times to the twentieth century. Light page toning.
 
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Henry Moore, First Ed.
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Henry Moore by Henry Moore. Photography by John Hedgecoe. Thos. Nelson, 1968. 532 pages. First edition. Black-and-white photography throughout. Hardcover with slipcase. The great British sculptor discusses his life and art in an intimate, conversational manner that is highly accessible. Copiously illustrated throughout with both vintage photographs and those of Hedgecoe who spent several years shooting Moore and his work on the grounds of his home and in his studio. Minor wear to slipcase.
 
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Artists' Gardens by Madison Cox. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993. First edition. 208 pages, 132 color photographs. Includes dust jacket. An international tour of the gardens of 22 artists including Renoir, Monet, Henry Moore, Noguchi, and many others. While some are formal or traditional, others are wild, fanciful or austere but all give insight into the visual experience of each artist and in turn how that experience informs their work.
 
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Paintings in the Louvre
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Paintings in the Louvre by Lawrence Gowing. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1987. 687 pages. Includes dust jacket. With over 800 color illustrations and 115 essays, this lavish, massive book is the most comprehensive volume ever published on the world's greatest collection of European art. Works from every major artist from the medieval period through the first half of the 19th century. Flawless condition, suitable for gift.
 
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Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow. Viking, 1970. First edition. 313 pages. Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow won his unprecedented third National Book Award with this introspective philosophical novel. One of his best. Minor jacket wear.
 
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A Pictorial History of the American Indian by Oliver LaFarge. Crown, 1957. Third printing. 271 pages. 350 illustrations, (numerous in color). A trove of historical documentary vintage photographs, art and drawings compliment authors powerful text. LaFarge won the Pulitzer for his novel Laughing Boy and was a prominent advocate for Native Americans, authoring numerous books on their history and culture. Dust jacket wear, light page tanning.
 
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The Silent Studio by David Douglas Duncan. Norton, 1976. First edition. 113 pages. 60 photo-gravure plates (26 two-page spreads) and photographic endpapers. A nostalgic and poignant visit to Picasso's last studio shortly after his death by his longtime friend, the great photographer David Douglas Duncan. Duncan published seven books of photographic essays on Picasso and his work, none more emotional than this. Minor dust jacket wear.
 
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Masters of Modern Architecture by John Peter. George Braziller, 1958. 230 pages. More than 200 black-and-white photo illustrations. 94 structures from 67 of the most prominent architects from around the world are shown including Wright, LeCorbusier, Mies, Gropius, Neutra, and the Saarinens to name a few. With essays by several architects, capsule biographies and a descriptive catalog of the buildings covered. Sun fading on cover edge, light page tanning.
 
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The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy. McDowell Obolensky, 1958. First American (revised) edition, second printing. 327 pages. American ex-pat's classic first novel met with equal parts acclaim and censorship when first published. Text was "revised" from original European version to avoid censorship in America, although quite tame by today's standards. Dust jacket with wear and chips.
 
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The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984. First edition. 568 pgs. Historical novel of a Brazilian rebellion by the 2010 winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Widely considered one of the major works of his long career.
 
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Mann: Joseph in Egypt, S/2
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Joseph in Egypt by Thomas Mann. Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First U.S. edition, 6th printing. In two volumes with slipcase. The third installment of Nobel prizewinner's four-part masterwork, Joseph and His Brothers. Slipcase with darkening and corner cracks but is intact. Books are near excellent inside with light soiling on boards and light spine fading to titles. Vol. 2 has original glassine wrapper.
 
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Troubled Sleep by Jean-Paul Sartre. Translated by Gerard Hopkins. Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. 421 pages. First edition, second printing of the third and last of Sartre's "The Roads to Freedom" trilogy of novels depicting the German occupation of France and the destruction wrought upon the French psyche. Dust jacket wear, light page tanning.
 
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The Family of Man
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The Family of Man. The Museum of Modern Art/Maco, 1955. Early printing with original $2.95 price. 192 pages. 503 black-and-white photos. Prologue by Carl Sandberg. The legendary 1955 exhibit conceived and curated by Edward Steichen brought together images of the shared human experience from 68 countries. Some tears, chips and marks on jacket, page tanning.
 
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