Oury, Marcelle; Dufy, Raoul
Sumptuous tribute to Dufy, with texts and lithographs by Darius Milhaud, Jean Cocteau, Jacques Villon, Georges Bracque, Marc Chagal, André Lhote, Charles Lapicque, André Marchand, Jean Lurçat, Max Jacob, Jean Renoir, and Dufy himself, printed by Fernand Mourlot. 12'' x 9.5''. Text in French. Unbound sheets in paper folder, both in white leatherette chemise with gilt-lettered spine, the whole enclosed in outer slipcase with color lithographs mounted to front and back. Edition of 6200 copies, of which 5000 numbered copies were printed on vélin Arjomari; this copy no. 1859. 27 lithographs, including 8 double-page spreads, by Fernand Mourlot. A few very small touches of soil to pages; lithographs fine. Moderate wear to chemise, scuffing to extremities with small tear to corner. Moderate wear to slipcase with minor soil to extremities and some old cello tape to interior (oddly not a repair). Near fine in very good plus chemise and slipcase.
Cober, Alan E.; Hess, Richard; Mihaesco, Eugène; Otnes, Fred; Jampel, Judith; McLean, Wilson; Bearden, Romare; Siegel, Anita; English, Mark; Folon, Jean-Michel
First edition of this themed portfolio, a collection of 10 pieces by prominent artists depicting various feelings of ennui. In styles ranging from Magrittian surrealism to disturbing collage, this collection of artwork visualizes the dark feelings that can afflict humanity, beautifully presented. 17'' x 12''. Original black-and-white pictorial card portfolio. 10 loose leaves (as issued), each with color illustration loosely laid in. Artist bios in English, French, Spanish, and German. Ink gift inscription to inner front flap of portfolio. Portfolio with light edgewear and mild soil, one tiny closed tear. Leaves with occasional tiny shallow creases, one or two spots of faint soil. Illustrations bright and clean. Near fine in very good plus portfolio.
Woodbridge, Sally; Gebhard, David; Meadors, Randolph; Campbell, Floyd; Baer, Morley; Sturtevant, Roger
Inscribed first printing of this compendium of San Francisco homes, from the classic designs of the late 19th century to boundary-pushing mid-century modern structures. 11'' x 8.5''. Original coarse light brown cloth boards with brown stamping. Original price-clipped yellow and black pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in black and white. 330 pages, including index. Inscribed by Sally Woodbridge to title page "for André - Enjoy!" dated 3/3/08. Jacket with light edgewear, more pronounced with chipping to corners and spine ends; some sunning to spine, 1.75" closed tear near front hinge. Binding with mild edgewear, textblock with a bit of faint foxing. Interior clean. Very good plus in very good dust jacket.
First edition in English of this reflection on the tactics and methods used by General George Grivas in the the liberation of Cyprus and elsewhere - a rare title, particularly in dust jacket. General Grivas's skills in guerrilla warfare were honed in WWII as the leader of Organization X, a small resistance force composed of Greek army officers who interfered with the actions of the Axis occupiers. After the war, he set his sights on the British colonial forces who occupied his native Cyprus, eventually facilitating the island's independence. This account of Grivas's successes and strategies is rare, especially with original dust jacket present as in this copy. An important work of revolutionary literature. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original brown cloth boards. Original unclipped ($3.95) dust jacket. xii, 110 pages. Small bookseller's label to front flyleaf, Savile Book Shop Washington, DC. Jacket with light chipping to corners and spine ends, some sunning to edges; tiny hole to spine, a bit of rubbing. Binding with mild bumping to corners and spine ends, a touch of shelfwear. Sound and clean overall. Near fine in very good dust jacket.
Complete 13-issue run of this groundbreaking countercultural fashion magazine, one of the first to document vernacular fashion. Founded by ROLLING STONE veteran Baron Wolman, with editors Mary Peacock and Daphne Davis (of HARPER'S BAZAAR and VOGUE), and artist Barbara Kruger serving as art director for most of the run, RAGS's blend of DIY anti-fashion, politics, art, and music helped define the look and feel of the early 1970s and paved the way for vanguard punk and hip-hop styles. OCLC locates some two dozen holdings, but with many major institutions lacking; complete runs (a rare trial dummy issue preceded) remain uncommon, and especially in collectible condition as here. Like ROLLING STONE, it was printed on newsprint, so issues are rather ephemeral. Though it lasted little more than a year, the magazine's cult influence has endured: from i-D, PURPLE, and THE FACE to Bill Cunningham and the Sartorialist, RAGS remains an underground favorite. Original stapled pictorial wrappers. Most issues 60-80 pages. Heavily illustrated throughout. Mild toning overall, some soil, wear to a few of issues. Overall, clean and sound.
From the twentieth century's best decade and the gentleman's most quarterly publication comes this first edition - the scarce simultaneous hardcover issue - of the Manguide to Manfashion. Any good guide to style ought to be a handbook of hell and a descent into madness all in one, and where GQ's rather staid copy sometimes fails, the photography and the polyester blends of MANSTYLE never, ever do. Once, a man kept his waistline where he kept his waist, or several latitudes higher; once, he boasted a mustache above his tennis whites and a sea-captain's beard above his double-breasted dinner jacket and evening flares; once, he wore seventeen different vests in seventeen different beiges in a single night; once, he unbuttoned his shirt down to his navel, to be alluring, and masked his eyebrows beneath a thicket of feathered hair, to be mysterious. Once, it was 1977. 11'' x 8.5''. Original full brown cloth. In original unclipped ($14.95) color photographic jacket. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white. 150 pages. Some wear to top edge of the jacket, scuff to rear panel, and some foxing to underside top edge. Book has some foxing to prelims and last few pages. Mild toning overall. Else clean and sound throughout. Very good in a very good jacket.
First printing of this striking gift book of fashionable women by the successor of Gibson, in a lovely original box. Harrison, dubbed the "King of Magazine Cover Artists" (New York Times), created illustrations for PUCK MAGAZINE, COSMOPOLITAN, THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, and others. He was widely considered to be the successor of Charles Dana Gibson, and his illustrations of slim, rosy-cheeked women in fancy hats influenced US beauty standards into the silent film era and beyond. A beautiful copy and an uncommon Fisher title. 12.75'' x 9''. Original cloth-backed boards with large color pictorial paste-on. In original box with large color pictorial paste-on to lid. Pictorial endpapers with facsimile signature of Fisher. Illustrated with color tipped-in frontispiece and 15 tipped-in color plates, with illustrations in peach throughout.  pages. Box with edgewear, sunning to lid; lid with careful tape repairs to corners, a bit of faint pencil marking. Book with a couple tiny spots of foxing. Sharp and bright.