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    • Monday Closed

    • Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2021, and ending at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 25, 2021.

The following ten auction items will be on view in the glass case with numbered bidding cards displayed on top.

Winning bidders will be notified by telephone at end of auction

1. RELATIVITY THE SPECIAL & THE GENERAL THEORY A popular Exposition. Albert Einstein, Ph.D, The Ryerson Press, Toronto. Circa 1920.

Rare hardcover in red cloth with somewhat faded gilt titling on spine, stamped title on front. Good plus condition. Clean inside - completely unmarked with tight binding. Some wear to top of spine but no sunning. Very little age browning inside. Text clean and crisp. This is the First Canadian edition - from the Methuen (British) sheets; Methuen booklist in Addendum. Translator’s note dated June 12, 1920 by Robert W. Lawson. Frontispiece of Einstein and 5 diagrams plus mathematical equations throughout. No date in vol. A very nice collectible copy: an original 1st edition of one of the pillars of modern physics.

Minimum Bid $45 Minimum Raise $5

2. LEO POLITI ARTIST OF THE ANGELS. Ann Stalcup, Silver Moon, N. Y., 2004

Oversized hardcover in fine condition with dust jacket, near fine. Pictorial front cover with same on jacket. First edition with full number line. This is the life story of the beloved California children's book author and illustrator, (1908 1996). Fully illustrated with Politi's own work and numerous photos of his life and family over the years. Beautifully conceived - a lovely book.

Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

3. NACHO LOPEZ. Luna Cornea, RM Verlag, 2007

Hardcover, first edition, in fine condition. A frank and fabulous chronicler (photographer and photojournalist) of post WWII Mexico, Lopez photographed the streets of Mexico City, its pool halls, pulque bars and the grim Lecumberri prison, with an almost classical eye. He captured the weird, the offbeat, and the corrupt as they fell from grace and the disenfranchised as they defied their poverty with camaraderie and improvised entertainments. Mostly in Spanish - this is really wonderful work. With an irresistible section titled “Guapa Mujer.” Many, irresistible B&W photos

Minimum Bid $40 Minimum Raise $3

4. SAUL BASS; A LIFE IN FILM AND DESIGN. Jennifer Bass, Pat Kirkham, Laurence King Publishing,

Oversized hardcover with jacket, both in very good plus condition. This is the first book on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th Century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work. With more than 1,400 illustrations, many of them never published before and written by the leading design historian Pat Kirkham, this is the definitive study on Saul Bass (1920-1996) who created some of the most compelling images of American post-war visual culture: unforgettable posters and title sequences for films such as Vertigo and The Man With The Golden Arm. He also created some of the most famous logos and corporate identity campaigns of the century. Full of images from the Bass archive, providing an in depth account of one of the leading graphic artists of the 20th century.

Minimum Bid $18 Minimum Raise $3


Kesling Modern Structures: Popularizing Modern Design in Southern California 1934-1962. Patrick Pascal, Balcony Press, L.A., 2002. From 1935, Kesling was SoCal’s most prolific and successful practitioner of Moderne design - then prison for fraud, and a postwar re- emergence as creator of striking, clean-lined houses now prized by design aficionados. Rare photos by Julius Shulman. Taste, style, attitude and Affordability!! And … Lautner. Barbara-Ann Campbell-Lange, Taschen, 2016. Hardcover with jacket, both almost fine. Back to the future with the visionary west coast architect. As with the Kesling, many photos and plans.

Minimum Bid $18 Minimum Raise $5

6. L.A. OBJECT & DAVID HAMMONS BODY PRINTS. Yael Lipschutz; Tobias Wofford (editors) et al., Tilton Gallery, N.Y., 2011.

Large and heavy hardcover in very good plus condition. Published in association with 2006/2007 exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles, offers historical overview of the LA assemblage movement of the 60s and 70s focusing on works by primarily African-American artists. Central to this book are the unique body prints of David Hammons--ironic, often political commentaries relevant to the African-American experience presented for the first time within the context from which they arose.Hundreds of photographs, b & w and color.

Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

7. CALIFORNIA LOCOS Locos Redux: the Lost LA Years. Shayna Dambrot, Coagula, 2014

Softcover in very good condition. California Locos is a group show of contemporary art featuring Chaz Bojórquez, Dave Tourjé, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom, and Gary Wong, native Angelenos who have shaped the LA art scene for over fifty years. Inspired by the So Cal sun, sand, and street culture, the Locos draw from a variety of influences, including surf, skate, punk rock, and the barrio. Design - essays plus new and historic photos of the artists.

Minimum Bid $18 Minimum Raise $3


Rundelstone of OZ. Eloise McGraw, Hungry Tiger Press, 2001. First printing hardcover with jacket, both in fine condition. Inbscribed “Best Oz wishes” and signed by illustrator on title page. Poco, the living marionette, undertakes a desperate search for the missing Rundelstone of Oz.

Glass Cat of Oz. David Hulan, The Emerald City Press, N.Y., 1995 1st edition hardcover and jacket (mylar covered) both fine condition. Signed by author and artist on limited edition page: this is #161 of 350. Fast paced, funny, and captivating sequel to Oz canon.

Dorothy of Oz, William Morrow, N.Y., 1989, Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage, Yellow Brick Road, CA, 1995, and The Green Star of Oz, The Overmountain Press, TN, 2000, 1st edition. All three by Roger S. Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank, all hardcovers in fine condition with lengthy inscriptions to “Annie” on front flyleaf pages

Minimum Bid $18 Minimum Raise $3

9. CHIHULY. Diane Charbonneau, Delmonico/Prestel, 2013

Oversized hardcover with pictorial covers - brand new, still in shrinkwrap. Dale Chihuly is one of America's foremost artists working with glass. Filled with dazzling color and dynamic forms, this volume follows Chihuly's career through photographs of his series works as well as his spectacular pieces and monumental site-specific installations.

Minimum Bid $18 Minimum Raise $3


Oversized hardcover in very good plus condition. Stated first printing and is the first in a series of accordion-fold books for which contemporary artists create original work. A fabulous volume by one of the leaders of the famed Funk Artists, Roy De Forest; based on one of his family trips to Yosemite beautifully printed in full color, with one very long accordian fold page, printed on both sides. The art is 8 feet long and pretty wonderful!

Minimum Bid $18 Minimum Raise $3