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ART, PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKSPlatinum House
367 lots | 208 with images
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Description: (BAYER, HERBERT.) Cohen, Arthur A. Herbert Bayer: The Complete Work. Hundreds of illustrations. 4to, cloth, dust jacket, as new in slipcase. first deluxe edition. number 53 of 100 copies signed by bayer with an original signed photograph,/span "Desert Flower, Greece, 1934." Cambridge: MIT Press, (1984)View additional info »
Description: BEERBOHM, MAX. Group of 8 volumes. Many illustrated with cartoons and caricatures by Beerbohm. Includes Signed and Limited Editions. Various sizes, original bindings, condition varies; bookplates of Otis Skinner Blodget. Mostly London, vdView additional info »
Description: (BELLMER, HANS.) Ducasse, Isidore. Poésies. 10 lithographs by Bellmer printed on Arches Arjomari paper, Signed in pencil and numbered 76/100. 250x330mm; 13x9 3/4 inches, sheets. Oblong folio, contents loose as issued in mulberry handmade paper; cloth chemise and slipcase, mild wear; internally clean and bright. Printed in the studio of Claude Manesse. number 76 of only 100 copies signed by bellmer/span from a total edition of 120. Paris: Pierre Belfond, (1970)View additional info »
Description: BERBER, ANITA and DROSTE, SEBASTIAN. Die Tanze des Lasters, des Grauens und der Ekstase. Illustrated with 2 author portraits by Harta, 16 photographic reproductions, 3 color plates by Berber, 7 captioned color plates by Harry Tauber. 8vo, 1/4 vellum over boards with pictorial front cover, corners rubbed with slight exposure, boards finger soiled with mild water-staining. limited edition, number 193 of 1,000 copies./span Vienna, 1923View additional info »
Description: BILIBIN, IVAN IAKOVLEVICH. Volga. 5 full-page chromolithographs by Bilibin and other decorations. Small folio, original chromolithographed wrappers, some mild creasing and rubbing along edges with some expert repairs and color restoration, appears to have been re-backed with gold paper; light marginal soft creases and occasional faint soiling. Petrograd, 1904View additional info »
Description: (BLACK SUN PRESS.) Joyce, James. Tales Told of Shem and Shaun. Printed in red and black. Abstract frontispiece portrait of Joyce by Constantin Brancusi. Preface by C. K. Ogden. 8vo, original lettered wrappers, joints starting, spine a bit toned; original glassine dust wrapper, chipped at spine ends and tips; lacks slipcase; bookseller's note card from 1929 from The Holliday Bookshop in New York City laid in. number 30 of 500 copies on holland van gelder./span Minkoff A-21. Paris, 1929View additional info »
Lot 57: (BOCACCIO PRESS.) McCall, Taylor. The Major Arcana of the Tarot as Described by P. D. Ouspensky.
Description: (BOCACCIO PRESS.) McCall, Taylor. The Major Arcana of the Tarot as Described by P. D. Ouspensky. 22 multicolored, silk-screen prints by McCall, many heightened in silver, each numbered 108/150 lower right, with accompanying text on the facing page, 565x406mm; 22 1/2x16 inches, sheets, wide margins. Large folio, contents loose as issued but lacking portfolio case and the colophon. sold as is./span Santa Fe, 1975View additional info »
Lot 58: (BOOK ARTS.) Ratta, Cesare. L'arte del Libro e della Rivista nei Paesi d'Europe e d'America.
Description: (BOOK ARTS.) Ratta, Cesare. L'arte del Libro e della Rivista nei Paesi d'Europe e d'America. 2 volumes. Italian text but additional title-page in English. Over 1000 illustrations, including color and tipped-in plates, plus index in Vol. 2. Thick small folios, publisher's cream boards pictorially illustrated in gold and colors, spine ends, joints, and tips a bit worn with mild dampstaining and splitting, and surface loss; hinges cracked or starting. Bologna: Ratta, 1927View additional info »
Description: (BOOKBINDING.) Sarre, Friedrich Paul Théodor. Islamic Bookbindings. Translated from German by F.D. O'Byrne. Title in black with multi-colored border, text with gilt borders, 36 mounted chromolithographic plates and illustrations showing bindings from the 14th to the 19th century found in Egypt, Persia and Turkey. Folio, rebound in orange cloth with calf gilt spine label; ex-library, with stamps on spine, edges, and endleaves, bookplates and numbers, plates unmarked. number 253 of 550 copies./span London: Kegan Paul, View additional info »
Description: (BOOKBINDING.) Wilcox, Michael. Twelve Bindings. Color illustrations and 12 tipped-in photographic plates of Wilcox's bindings with descriptive text. Small folio, full crimson morocco inlaid binding showing bird within a salmon morocco panel, inlaid bird and butterfly of green morocco with tooled gilt circles and blooms, rear board with design in opposite colors, signed by Wilcox; red silk lined straw cloth clamshell box with gilt-lettered red calf spine label and binding design stamped in blind on covers. Prospectus laid in. number one of only ten roman-numbered copies specially bound by wilcox/span from a total edition of 225. Austin, Tx: W. Thomas Taylor, 1985View additional info »
Description: BRAQUE, GEORGES. VERVE. Volume VIII, number 31 / 32: Carnets intimes. 12 color lithographs by Braque, including a double-page plate, 8 heliogravures, and numerous reproductions. Folio, illustrated boards with image by Braque, soiled, joints cracked with tape repair along rear, lower outer tip bumped with soft crease to margins of contents. sold as is./span Paris, 1955View additional info »
Description: (BREMER PRESS.) Hoffmann, E. T. A. Ritter Gluck. 17 woodcuts by Johann Tempel and Albert Fallscheer after Rudolf Großmann. 8vo, 1/4 gilt-lettered vellum over marbled boards, light wear, bound at the press; owner's contemporary ink inscription on front endpaper. Printed for Verlag der Marées-Gesellschaft Piper, Munich. roman numbered 40 of only 65 copies printed on japan/span, from a total edition of 200. Tölz, 1920View additional info »
Description: BUFFET, BERNARD. Jeux de Dames. 10 color lithographs, each signed by Buffet and numbered 59/200 in pencil, lower margins, 750x560 mm; 29 1/2x22 inches (sheets), full margins. Elephant folio, text and plates loose as issued in printed wrappers, 2-inch clean tears to front cover extending from corners; publisher's matching paste board portfolio. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. number 59 of 200 copies on grand velin d'arches a la forme, signed by buffet./span Sorlier 201. Paris: André Sauret: Les Éditions du Livre, 1970View additional info »
Description: BUFFET, BERNARD. Lithographs 1952-1956. 10 color lithographs and 66 color plates. 4to, original lithographed wrappers. first american edition./span New York: Tudor, (1968)View additional info »
Lot 65: (CARPENTRY.) King, Thomas. The Modern Style of Cabinet Work . . . the Third Edition, Improved.
Description: (CARPENTRY.) King, Thomas. The Modern Style of Cabinet Work . . . the Third Edition, Improved. 100 engraved plates of chairs, cabinets, tables, screens, bookcases, and other works, about 20 full or partly hand-colored. 4to, rebound in modern handsome 1/4 gilt- and blindstamped dark brown calf over marbled boards; scattered, mostly light dampstaining and foxing. RIBA 1671, 1672 (first and second editions). London: J. Weale, circa 1840View additional info »
Description: (CARPETS.) Sarre, Friedrich; and Hermann Trenkwald. Old Oriental Carpets. 2 volumes. 120 plates including 68 in color, 7 double-page, with captioned plate guards. Folio, 1/2 morocco gilt, spine ends bumped, scuffed; ex-library, with bookplates and spine label, internally unmarked. Vienna & Leipzig, 1926-29View additional info »
Description: (CARPETS.) Schmutlzer, Emil. Altorientalische Teppiche in Siebenbürgen. 55 color plates with descriptive text on facing leaves and 1 map. Folio, full blue morocco decoratively stamped on spine and front cover, spine ends and tips a little rubbed; silk and linen endpapers; slipcase; ex-library, with bookplate and penciled call numbers on title, plates unmarked. number 9 of only 20 hand-bound copies/span from a total edition of 325. Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1933View additional info »
Description: (CARZOU.) Verne, Jules. De La Terre a La Lune. 26 lithographed plates by Carzou including the cover, title-page, and double-page plates. Folio, contents loose as issued in lithographed wrappers; laid into original felt-lined teal silk clamshell box, dampstain at foot and some rubbing. number 174 of 200 copies on velin d'arches signed by carzou, additionally inscribed by him /spanto friends on the half-title. Also signed by the editor/publisher, Pierre de Tartas, on colophon. From a total edition of 303. Paris-Bièvres, 1969 (i.e. 1970)View additional info »
Lot 69: (CERAMICS.) Morgan, John Pierpont. Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains.
Description: J. P. MORGAN COLLECTION (CERAMICS.) Morgan, John Pierpont. Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains. 158 chromolithographed plates with lettered tissue guards; 52 full-page diagrams of display case contents. Half-titles. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary brown morocco gilt, brown silk doublures, endleaves of brown morocco in first volume and brown silk in the second, joints rubbed, Volume 1 spine very slightly chipped at top; contents clean. first edition. one of 250 sets./span New York, 1904-11View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. Bible. Verve 33/34. French Edition of Illustrations for the Bible. 24 color lithographs and numerous illustrations by Chagall. Folio, pictorial boards, extremities worn, cellotape repair to head of spine; contents shaken with thrust signatures, endpapers and title soiled and toned; plates clean. sold as is./span Paris, (1960)View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. Dessins pour la Bible. 24 color lithographs and 96 black-and-white illustrations by Chagall. Folio, pictorial boards, spine ends and tips rubbed with loss, otherwise unusually bright; scattered mild toning throughout, does not affect lithographs. french edition of verve 37/38, signed by chagall/span in red marker on title-page, dated 1964. Paris, (1960)View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. Dessins pour la Bible 24 color lithographs and 96 black-and-white illustrations by Chagall. Folio, pictorial boards, spine, joints, and edges worn; pages with occasional offsetting and toning, plates still bright and clean; custom acrylic slide-top case, some scuffing. French Edition of Verve 37/38. Paris, (1960)View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. Dessins pour la Bible. Another copy. 24 color lithographs and 96 black-and-white illustrations by Chagall. Folio, pictorial boards, edgeworn, clear tape along spine; tape residue on endpapers, light toning throughout; lacks English translation normally found in front pocket, owner's ink signature on front pastedown. French Edition of Verve 37/38. sold as is./span Paris, (1960)View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. The Jerusalem Windows. Text and notes by Jean Leymarie. 2 original color lithographs by Chagall, plates and illustrations. 4to, original cloth; dust-jacket, moderate edgewear. Monte Carlo, (1962)View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. The Jerusalem Windows. Another copy. 2 original color lithographs by Chagall, plates and illustrations. 4to, red cloth; dust jacket, light wear; board slipcase, worn along edges. Monte-Carlo, (1962)View additional info »
Description: (CHAGALL, MARC.) Lassaigne, Jacques. Chagall. 15 original lithographs (including 13 in color and four folding); color and monochrome reproductions of Chagall's work. 4to, color lithographed wrappers, minor chipping and short closed tears to spine panel ends; acetate jacket, chipped; one folding plate with vertical crease on far right panel where it folds near gutter. Paris, (1957)View additional info »
Description: (CHAGALL, MARC.) Lassaigne, Jacques. Chagall. 15 original lithographs (including 13 in color and four folding); color and monochrome reproductions of Chagall's work. 4to, color lithographed wrappers, light edgewear; slight soft bump to lower spine affecting a handful of leaves and plates. later edition without pink bouquet in frontispiece./span Paris, (1957)View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. The Lithographs. Volumes 1-3 (of 6). English text. 23 lithographed plates by Chagall; numerous reproductions. 4to, cloth; dust jackets on Volumes 2 and 3 only; bookplates on front pastedowns. Very good condition. Boston, New York, and Monte-Carlo, 1960-69View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. The Lithographs. Volume I: 1922-1956 (of 6). French text, by Julien Cain. Edited by André Sauret. 11 lithographs and numerous reproductions. 4to, cloth (unusually bright); frontispiece becoming loose; lithographed dust jacket, moderate edgewear. Monte-Carlo, (1960)View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. The Lithographs. Volume I: 1922-1956 (of 6). English text. 9 color and 2 black-and-white lithographs by Chagall; reproductions. 4to, cloth, spotted; dust jacket; neat owner's inked signatures on front pastedown. Monte-Carlo and London, (1960)View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. The Lithographs. Volume 2: 1957-1962 (of 6). English text. 11 lithographed plates by Chagall and numerous reproductions. Folio, cloth; dust jacket Monte-Carlo and Boston, 1963View additional info »
Description: CHAGALL, MARC. Small Archive of Signed Books and Ephemera. Illustrated. Folio and 4to. Condition very good. Vp, vdView additional info »
Lot 83: (CHINESE ART.) Hackney, Louise Wallace; and Chang-Foo, Yau. A Study of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of Ada Small Moore.
Description: (CHINESE ART.) Hackney, Louise Wallace; and Chang-Foo, Yau. A Study of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of Ada Small Moore. 40 black-and-white plates, many folding. Folio, gilt-lettered green buckram; dust jacket, chipped and finger-soiled. Lacks 1941 supplement often added. London, 1940View additional info »
Description: (CHÉRET, JULES.) Mauclair, Camille. Jules Chéret. 3 color plates and numerous reproductions of Chéret's illustrations, poster art, and paintings. 4to, original printed wrappers, light wear; very minor bump to lower outer corners original glassine wrapper present but chipped; prospectus laid in. number 367 of 600 copies./span Paris, 1930View additional info »
Description: (CLARKE, HARRY) Poe, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 32 plates by Clarke, 8 of which are color mounted, all with captioned margins. 4to, black cloth with pictorial cover label, gilt-lettered spine, only slightly rubbed, otherwise unusually bright; unobtrusive small grey ink spots (printer's error?) to lower tips of some leaves, affecting margins of fewer than 5 pages. New York: Tudor, 1933View additional info »
Description: CLAUDEL, PAUL. L'homme et son désir. Maquette. Handmade leporello of 7 double-sided panels, containing mounted panels of handwritten text by Claudel and cut-out designs by Audrey Parr of nude and clothed dancers, with blue ink ornamental additions. Large 4to, 295x238 mm; 11 1/2x9 3/8 inches when closed; 1677 mm; 56 7/8 inches when fully extended, stiff cream paper hand-cut to expose backing of heavy royal blue pochoir stock, mounted on bristol board, panels connected beneath backing with linen hinges. Verso of leporello is a bright semi-abstract collage by (famed photographer and wife of Henri Hoppenot) Hélène Hoppenot, of black collage figures with sashes and musical instruments in gold foil appliqués, set against printed commercial music staves, with geometricized hand-cut black musical notes forming the score for the work, by Darius Milhaud (as stated by Claudel in handwritten statement at end of text); handmade chemise in blue pochoir paper covers, rubbed and chipped, with gold and black foil panels on inside covers, with white, gold, and black ties (white ties missing); handwritten colophon mounted opposite title. [Pétropolis/ and Paris (Nouvelle Revue Française), circa 1917]View additional info »
Description: (CLAVÉ, ANTONI.) Pouchkine, Alexandre. La Dame de Pique; Traduction de Prosper Mérimée. Printed in grey and black. 10 lithographs by Clavé. Folio, contents loose as issued in printed wrappers; faux vellum board chemise and slipcase, only minor edgewear. number 211 on papier de rives/span from a total edition of 300. (Paris): Editions du Pre aux Clercs, (1946)View additional info »
Description: (COCTEAU, JEAN.) Jean-Marie Magnan. Taureaux. 31 lithographs including the cover (16 in colors) by Cocteau, 381x276 mm; 15x10 7/8 inches, sheets. Folio, contents loose as issued in lithographed wrappers; yellow cloth-covered portfolio with artist's name stamped in red, minor wear and soiling. Out-of-series-copy on Vélin de Rives from a total edition of 200. Paris: Michele Trinckvel, 1963View additional info »
Description: EXTRAORDINARY WORK ON COLOR PRINTING (COLOR PRINTING.) Rochas, Albert de. Le Livre de Demain. Printed on 44 different kinds of paper. 4 etchings, 4 illustrations of the chromatic circle on one bifolia, 6 full-page sillouettes in text, 2 photolithographs, paper samples tipped in at end. 8vo, contemporary woven cream silk, covers embroidered with repeating flower motif in alternating colors of pink and gold, only the slightest bit of rubbing to tips, else fine. (Paris: Raoul Marchand), 1884View additional info »
Description: CRANE, WALTER. Queen Summer, or, the Journey of the Lily & the Rose. Color illustrations and borders by Crane throughout. Thin 4to, cream cloth-backed color pictorial boards, only mild toning and rubbing to edges; publisher's advertisements bound in at end. first edition./span London: Cassell, 1891View additional info »
Description: CRANE, WALTER. A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden. Color pictorial endpapers and illustrations throughout, by Crane. 8vo, publisher's color pictorial boards, toned, tips bumped, spine ends and tips a bit rubbed with minor surface loss; owner's neat inked signature on front endpaper. London: Harper & Brothers, 1899View additional info »
Description: CRANE, WALTER. A Flower Wedding Described by Two Wallflowers. Color illustrations by Crane throughout. 8vo, publisher's cloth-backed pictorial boards, a few gentle creases, tips bumped with minor color restoration; free endpapers toned from binding glue. first edition./span Osborne I, page 58. (London): Cassell, 1905View additional info »
Lot 93: CRANE, WALTER. A Masque of Days, From the Last Essays of Elia * Flowers From Shakespeare's Garden.
Description: CRANE, WALTER. A Masque of Days, From the Last Essays of Elia * Flowers From Shakespeare's Garden. Together, 2 volumes with color illustrations by Crane. 8vo, original pictorial boards, lightly worn; scattered very light spotting; owner's ink inscription in first volume on half-title. first editions./span London: Cassell, 1901; 1906View additional info »
Description: RARE WORK BY CRANE, SIGNED BY ELGAR (CRANE, WALTER.) Elgar, Sir Edward. May Song. Violin and Piano * Piano Solo. Illustrated sheet music. 3 fascicles: Violin and Piano * Piano Solo * Violin Part to May-Song. Each with woodcut designs on covers, borders, and vignettes by Crane, engraved by R. B. Lodge. Each folio, roughly 12 pages, folded folio sheets loose as issued in three blue decorated paper wrappers; laid into two sand-colored linen folders with printed labels and salmon colored silk ties, tie broken at spine on Piano Solo folder, some toning to covers, light on Violin and Piano cover, heaviest on other two. The first two fascicles inscribed to Mrs. T. Garmston Hyde on title-page. London: W. H. Broome at the Old Bourne Press, (1901)View additional info »
Description: (CRESSET PRESS.) Painter, William. The Palace of Pleasure. 4 volumes. Introduction by Hamish Miles. Colored frontispieces and numerous black-and-white illustrations throughout by Douglas Percy Bliss. Folio, linen over patterned paper boards, scattered foxing to covers, mostly spines; Norman J. Sondheim bookplate in Volume 1 and additional bookplate of David L. Veitch in all volumes. number 375 of 500 sets./span London, 1929View additional info »
Lot 96: (CRYSTAL PALACE EXHIBITION.) Wyatt, Digby. The Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century. A Series of Illustrations of the Choicest Spe
Description: (CRYSTAL PALACE EXHIBITION.) Wyatt, Digby. The Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century. A Series of Illustrations of the Choicest Specimens Produced by Every Nation at the Great Exhibition of Works of Industry 1851. 2 volumes. 158 chromolithographed plates printed by F. Bedford, Lithographers. Folio, 3/4 gilt-pictorial brown morocco, worn and spines defective; scattered toning, finger soiling, and occasional marginal chip, repair to lower margin of additional title on Volume 1; ex-library, with stamps, call numbers, plates unmarked. London: Day and Son, 1851-53View additional info »
Lot 97: (CZESCHKA, CARL OTTO.) Keim, Franz. Die Nibelungen dem Deutschen Volke wiedererzahlt von F. Keim.
Description: (CZESCHKA, CARL OTTO.) Keim, Franz. Die Nibelungen dem Deutschen Volke wiedererzahlt von F. Keim. 16 color illustrations heightened with gold. Small 8vo, printed grey cloth; custom blue cloth clamshell box with gilt-stamped spine and cover label. Number 22 in the series Gerlach's Jugendbucherei. Vienna and Leipzig; Gerlach & Wiedling, 1920View additional info »
Description: (DADA.) Dada. Dokumente einer Bewegung. Illustrated. 4to, original wrappers with printed label mounted to front and back covers, corners slightly bent, hinges reinforced. first edition./span Published in conjunction with retrospective exhibit from 5 September-19 October, 1958. Dusseldorf, 1958View additional info »
Description: (DALÍ, SALVADOR.) Alarcon, Pedro A. de. Le Tricorne. Translated from Spanish to French by Michel Déon. 20 color woodcuts by Dalí, 320x252 mm; 12 5/8x10 inches (sheets), full margins. Folio, loose as issued in original printed wrappers; red paste board chemise with modern recasing; new burgundy buckram slipcase. number 26 of only 30 hors commerce copies reserved for the editors/span from a total edition of 260. Löpsinger 1018-1037; Field 59-1. Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1959View additional info »
Description: DALÍ, SALVADOR. Babaouo. 7 wood engravings, one collage, and one etching by Dalí, all signed in pencil/span, lower right margin. 380x280 mm; 15x11 inches, sheets. Folio, publisher's gilt and blind-stamped burgundy calf, joints faded, few very minor scuffs; silk moire slipcase, leather edges and ends scuffed. number 280 of 190 copies on vélin d'arches/span from a total edition of 395. Michler 1543-49; Field 78-2. Paris: Centre Culturel de Paris, (1978)View additional info »