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Dokumentum. M?vészeti és társadalmi beszámoló. Berichte über Leben und Kunst. Bilan de la vie sociale et artistique. 1-5. [December

Dokumentum. M?vészeti és társadalmi beszámoló. Berichte über Leben und Kunst. Bilan de la vie sociale et artistique. 1-5. [December, 1926 – May, 1927]

Edited by:] Kassák, Lajos First edition. Complete set. Each issue in publisher's illustrated or typographical color-printed wrappers. Illustrated throughout, many of the illustrations are photographic reproductions. Printed in modernist typographical layout and design. 51; 40; 36; 36; 36 p. Scarce complete set of the most spectacular Hungarian avant-garde magazine, edited by Lajos Kassák. In 1926 Lajos Kassák and the Hungarian emigrant artists took the opportunity of the moderating politics of the country to repatriated to Hungary. This meant to be the end of Kassák's artistic magazine the Viennese "MA". Together with his fellow repatriates, former collaborators of the "MA" they launched a new Budapest-based, international, trilingual (Hungarian, German and French), avant-garde organ, the present periodical, "Documentum". The magazine propagated any fields of international contemporary art, film, theater, music, dance, literature and particularly modern architecture, apparently in relation to the 1927 Werkbund exhibition "Die Wohnung" in Stuttgart. Besides the Hungarian authors and artists, among them László Moholy-Nagy and Marcel Breuer the magazine contains contributions from El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Hannes Mayer, Willy Baumeister, Vladimir Tatlin, Marcel Janco, Jan Tschichold, Le Corbusier, Walter Benjamin, Paul Eluard, and others. Scarce, especially complete sets. We could trace only two complete copies in North America (CHMRB in the US and CCA in Canada) and two in Hungarian institutional holdings. The spines are artistically restored. Covers very slightly over-trimmed. Erased ownership inscription on the front cover of the first issue. Ownership stamp and collection stamp on title page of the first and the rear cover of the last issue. Small damage to the rear cover of the first issue. One leaf of the first issue torn, with no effect on legibility (pp. 9-10). The photographic reproductions on pp. 32-33 also in the first issue are rubbed. First pages of the last issue rubbed. Overall in fine condition. Each issue in publisher's illustrated or typographical color-printed wrappers. Illustrated throughout, many of the illustrations are photographic reproductions. Printed in modernist typographical layout and design
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Les oeuvres de Clement Marot, de Cahors, vallet de chambre du Roy

Marot, Clément First Rouillé edition. First volume (complete in three). In 18th century leather. Spine with five raised bands. Spine and edges gilt. Title vignette on spine. Marbled endpapers. 8º: *-**8, a-z8, A-K8. [32], 527, [1] p. The first volume of the first Rouillé edition of Marot's Oeuvres. Clément Marot (1496-1544) was one of the greatest poets of the French Renaissance. This edition of his collected works was actually printed in 1546 and appeared with the date 1546, 1547 and 1548 on the title page of which the present, 1548 imprint is the rarest. The first volume, which is the longest, contains Marot's opuscules (including Adolescence Clémentine), elegies, epistles ballads, and songs. The second and third volumes, containing his translations (of Latin literature, and Psalms) and the Epistre du Coq en l'Asne (The Epistle of the Cock to the Donkey), not presented. Scarce, USTC locates only 2 copies. Ref.: USTC 8278, FB 36756, Baudrier vol. 9 pp. 146, Mayer no. 163, Gueltlingen vol. 9 pp. 28 no. 61. Binding rubbed, bumped at corners, slightly split at joints. With small damage to the tail of the spine. Humble, modern bookplate on front endpaper. Title underlined print space ruled in light ink throughout by a contemporary hand. Small brown stains to a few pages. Otherwise clean. Overall in very good condition. First volume (complete in three). In 18th century leather. Spine with five raised bands. Spine and edges gilt. Title vignette on spine. Marbled endpapers
Quattuor hic compressa opuscula. Discordantie sanctorum doctorum Hieronymi

Quattuor hic compressa opuscula. Discordantie sanctorum doctorum Hieronymi, Augustini. Sibyllarum de Christo vaticinia: cu[m] appropriatis singularum figuris. Varia Judeorum & gentilium de Christo testimonia. Centones Probe Falconie de vtriusq[ue] testamenti hystoriis ex carninibus uirgilii selecti: cum annotatione locorum ex quibus desumpti sunt: a diuo Hieronymo Comprobate. [Bound together with:]Probe Centone Vatis Clarissime a Diuo Hieronymo comprobate. Centonam De fidei nostre Mysterijs e Maronis Carminibus excerptum opusculum

Barbieri (Barberiis), Filippo (Philippus de)];[Proba, Falconia] First edition in this format. The first book is illustrated with twelve large woodcuts of the sibyls and ornamented with several historiated and white-on-black knotwork woodcut initials. Roman and rotunda types, 42 lines. In later vellum. Title in brown ink.on spine. Wide-margined, very well preserved copy. (28) leaves. Coll.: [A2], B-D4, E2; a-c4. Beautifully illustrated Italian post-incunable edition, illustrated with twelve large woodcuts of the Sibyls and elaborate initials. Previously thought to be incunabula, this edition was printed after 1500. The strong woodcuts depicting the twelve Sybils are Venetian copies of those in earlier Roman editions, each with 4-part border, embellished with historiated and ornamental woodcut initials. The text, which is extracted from the larger collection of Filippo Barbieri's opuscula published twice in Rome at the beginning of the 1480s, most likely a compilation of contemporary Italian manuscripts detailing the names, origins, and predictions of the Sibyls. The "Testimonies of the Jews and gentiles concerning Christ," mentioned on the title-page, do not appear in the book, nor in the earlier Roman collections. The second title, "Cento Vergiliana" is an arrangement of Virgilian verses by the Roman authoress Proba Falconia, considered as one of the earliest testimonies to the extraordinary power of Virgil's words within the Christian tradition. This part was included in the earlier Roman editions and was printed also as a separate work. Benali apparently issued his Proba Falconia both together with Barberiis' treatise on Sibyls (including it on the major title-page), like this copy, and separately as well, which explains the separate title-page, quiring, and colophon. At the end of the Middle Ages and at the beginning of the Renaissance the Christian theology attempted to embrace various parts of different pagan traditions. The concept of the Greek Sibyls was one of those. In the Christian teachings these pagan female oracles turned into prophets delivering the messianic message, however, their number, age, even their respective prophecies were inconsistent and argued. In many cases - like in the present book - their number was twelve, matching with the number of the Old Testament prophets. Benali published this work together with an addition of a thirteenth female companion, Falconia Proba, poetess of the fourth century, whose composition, a Sacred History in Virgilian quotations, was much appreciated in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Bibl.: Cazes, H.: Verbum inuisibile palpabitur: The Sibyls in the Second Half of the Fifteenth Century: Repetition as Oracular Poetics. In: Mason Sutherland, Ch.; Sutcliffe, R. (editors): The Changing Tradition: Women in the History of Rhetoric. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1999. pp. 85-96. The first book is illustrated with twelve large woodcuts of the sibyls and ornamented with several historiated and white-on-black knotwork woodcut initials. Roman and rotunda types, 42 lines. In later vellum. Title in brown ink.on spine. Wide-margined, very well preserved copy
Magasban. Költemények. Nagy Sándorék rajzaival. [In the Heights. Poems. Illustrated by Sándor Nagy.]

Magasban. Költemények. Nagy Sándorék rajzaival. [In the Heights. Poems. Illustrated by Sándor Nagy.]

Migray, József First edition. Illustrated, limited edition, one of the 50 numbered copies printed on Van Gelder paper (of a total edition of 350 copies), signed by the author. In publisher's half leather. Leather, gilt title vignette on spine. Gilt publisher's stamp on cover. Paste paper endpapers. Upper edge gilt. Untrimmed as published. Pages separated by tracing paper. With 13 large illustrations with coloured background, chapter titles with floral frames. With numerous head and tail pieces, designed by Sándor Nagy. (8), 106, (6) p. The luxury edition of the scarce Hungarian book of poems with splendid Art Nouveau illustrations by Sándor Nagy. Sándor Nagy (1868-1950) was one of the founders of the artist colony at Gödöll?, the cradle of Hungarian Art Nouveau. He had keen interest in Transylvanian art, and used it to form the unique Hungarian style in modern art. Front and back cover sunned at edges. Lower corners slightly bumped with a tiny damage. Front endpaper with a small tear at the gutter. Otherwise in very good condition. In publisher's half leather. Leather, gilt title vignette on spine. Gilt publisher's stamp on cover. Paste paper endpapers. Upper edge gilt. Untrimmed as published. Pages separated by tracing paper. With 13 large illustrations with coloured background, chapter titles with floral frames. With numerous head and tail pieces, designed by Sándor Nagy First edition. Illustrated, limited edition, one of the 50 numbered copies printed on Van Gelder paper (of a total edition of 350 copies), signed by the author.
Title On Spine:] Akcie. Performance. Body Art

Title On Spine:] Akcie. Performance. Body Art

Samizdat. In original, light green cloth. Text in Czech. A compilation of articles, interviews and essays on separately numbered pages. (298) carbon copy leaves, bond together with a printed, four-page leaflet, and one leaf with a table of contents handwrit. Czechoslovakian samizdat on Action Art, Performance and Body Art. The volume consists of the typescripts of over 50 interviews, biographies, articles and essays about such artists as Christo, Joseph Beuys, Robert Morris, Barnett Newman, Hanne Darboven, Robert Wilson and Valie Export. Writings include studies written by artists and theoreticians from Czechoslovakia as well as translations of artist interviews from magazines like Flash Art, Avalanche and Domus, translations of essays from different books, such as Lunatics, Lovers and Poets; The contemporary experimental theatre by Margaret Croyden, The Art of Time: Essays on the Avant-Garde by Michael Kirby and The Living Book of the Living Theatre by Carlo Silvestro and also essays of Allan Kaprow and Richard Schechner. Bond together with an original, vintage leaflet of the Tuesday program of the 6th Prague Jazz Days, that took place in May 1978. The Prague Jazz Days (pra?ské jazzové dny) was held yearly between 1974 and 1982 as an important platform for progressive and underground music, theatre, dance and art movements. Extremely scarce publication. Some pages yellowed due to acidic paper. Some pages slightly overtrimmed with no effect on the text. Spine slightly bumped at the tail, otherwise in fine condition. In original, light green cloth. Text in Czech