Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books
Learning from Las VegasVenturi, Robert; Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour Small folio, green cloth with inset label. Fine copy, dust jacket lacks small chips on the spine costing two letters (the first "L" and "M"), and with some little edge wear. Errata sheet present.
Raising the Flag in Iwo Jima. Vintage silver printRosenthal, Joseph - photographer 3-3/8 inches x 4-1/2 inches. Signed in pencil on the verso, and annotated "1st print G.T." - the initials of the technician who likely first printed the film. The most celebrated World War II photograph, "Raising the Flag in Iwo Jima". This print is claimed by the technician who printed it to be the very first print of this image, printed on shipboard in Guam. Following the flag-raising, Rosenthal sent his film to Guam to be developed and printed. George Tjaden of Hendricks, Minnesota, was likely the technician who printed it, according to a 2005 interview he gave to journalist Steve Hemmingsen. Upon seeing the photo, Associated Press (AP) photograph editor John Bodkin exclaimed "Here's one for all time!" and immediately transmitted the image to the AP headquarters in New York City at 7:00 am, Eastern War Time. The photograph was quickly picked up off the wire by hundreds of newspapers. It "was distributed by Associated Press within seventeen and one-half hours after Rosenthal shot itâ"an astonishingly fast turnaround time in those days." This example, printed on Guam, was signed by Rosenthal for Laurence Bershad, who served as a radar officer on the U.S.S. New Jersey during World War II, and was later in charge of photography for the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests. Bershad's collection of historic World War II photographs (including another example of this image) is now at the Hoover Institute.
Gaston ChaissacGachnang,Johannes First edition. Hardcover with blue cloth-covered boards with dj in cardboard slipcase, 229 pp with 187 illustrations, 60 in color. Includes pamphlet from Ides et Calendes (with text in German). Fine in dust jacket. 31 X 25 cm.
Through Persia from the Gulf to the CaspianBradley-Birt, F.B. 8vo., 331 pp. 31 illustrations, folding map. Original brown cloth, gilt. Fine copy. Inscribed "To Peter with all good wishes from the writer on a great occasion. November 1939." Neat 1971 signature on endpaper.
Psychologie de l’artMalraux, André 3 volumes, complete. (155,  226,  246,  p.); illus., col. plates. 29 cm. ill. Half-title: Essais de psychologie de l'art. 1. Le musée imaginaire -- 2. La création artistique -- 3. La monnaie de l'absolu. Original wrappers, very good copies.
Histoire du surréalisme. Volumes 1 and 2Nadeau, Maurice Original wrappers, low quality paper browned otherwise well preserved. Ill., ports. ; 20 cm. Collection "Pierres vives" Volume 2 is titled Documents surréalistes (1st ed. c1948). Yellowed pages with sun changes. Second, revised edition of the first volume, first edition of the second.
Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia . with notes on Russia, Koords, Toorkomans, Nestorians, Khiva, and PersiaSheil, Lady Mary Leonora 8vo, 402 pp., frontispiece and six plates. Original green cloth, gilt, Edmonds and Remnants binder's ticket, Brown endpapers, no publisher's catalogue. Extremities rubbed; very good. Considered the first travel book on Iran by a woman.
The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical AgePontus Hulten, K.G. First edition. Exhibiiton catalog. Bound in stamped, serigraphed stainless steel covers designed by Anders Osterlin, 218 pp with illustrations (200 b&w, 12 col.). Very good. 24 X 22 cm. .
Tracts surréalistes et déclarations collectives, 1922–1969; tome II ; 1940-1969Eric Losfeld;José Pierre Two volumes, 541, 462 pp. Boards, fine, dust jacket on v. 1 . ( Tome 1. précédés d'un texte d'André Breton ; [suivis d'un texte de Jean Schuster et de compléments au tome I] ; présentation et commentaires de José Pierre. Tracts surréalistes et déclarations collectives, 1922-1969; ill. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references.