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    • Monday Closed

    • Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    • Wednesday Closed

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Beginning Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 and ending at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021,

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

Winning bidders will be notified by telephone at end of auction

1. PICTURESQUE AMERICA Easton Press, CT., 2012

Gilt stamped, full leather oversized two volume set in like new condition. Many steel-engraved plates & vintage wood engravings. A breathtaking re-creation of William Cullen Bryant’s fully illustrated 19th century celebration of America originally published in 1872 and 1874. This magnificent set was intended to celebrate the country’s unifying beauty and spirit in response to the division of the Civil War. Images of Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, New York City, and much more. Limited to 400 hand-numbered copies (this is #168), features two-color stamping and marbled endpapers. Replication of the original distinctive cover design.

Minimum Bid $50 Minimum Raise $5

2. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN THE 50’s. Charles Phoenix Angel City Press, Santa Monica, CA., 2001.

First edition hardback and dust jacket, both in very good condition. "With colorful memorabilia and vintage photos, the book showcases this space-age promised land and the society that jump-started a cultural explosion." Many, many fabulous photos. Sun - Fun - Fantasy!

Minimum Bid $10 Minimum Raise $3

3. MONSTERS IN THE MOVIES 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares John Landis, DK, Londan, 20ll

Oversized hardcover with jacket both in very good plus condition. From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, legendary filmmaker Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep through theaters. Landis provides his own unique and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking In-depth conversations with leading monster makers, including David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi. Behind the scenes secrets of the special-effects wizards who created legends Dracula, and Halloween's Michael Myers. With more than 1,000 stunning stills and posters.

Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

4. Le Morte d’Arthur Thomas Malory J. M. Dent, London, 1972.

Very large and heavy hardback, this is the 4th edition, a facsimile of the 3rd (1927) edition with incredible Aubrey Beardsley illustrations. Striking gilt design on front board & spine bright; no jacket or slipcase. Some minor wear to black cloth and small tear to top spine. Interior perfect. Beautifully illustrated and conceived - a really gorgeous book.

Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3


Edgar Degas, Photographer. Malcolm Daniel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., 1999.

Hardcover and photographically illustrated jacket near fine. 1st edition, 1st first printing. Photographs by Edgar Degas with the catalogue raisonné of his photos, a census of known prints, and a bibliography - with 106 illustrations: 40 tritones, 63 duotones, and 3 in color. Degas's major surviving photographs, little known even among devotees of the artist's paintings and pastels, are analyzed and reproduced for the first time in this volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. And . . .

Margaret Bourke-White Photographer. Sean Callahan, Bulfinch Press, Little Brown, Boston, 1998. First edition hardcover with jacket (book near fine, jacket good with a few small rips along top.and some discoloration. A landmark retrospective of one of the century’s most groundbreaking photographers featuring rarely seen work from her personal archives. Striking portraits of Roosevelt, Stalin and of Soviet Union, impoverished streets of India. Fabulous!

Minimum Bid $12 Minimum Raise $3

6. WALT DISNEY’S NINE OLD MEN & THE ART OF ANIMATION. John Canemaker, Disney Editions, 2001.

First edition oversized hardcover in near fine condition with very good plus jacket. Owner’s name on front flyleaf and Disney store price sticker on jacket rear are only real flaws. B&W and color photographs and artwork. A history of Disney animation, as seen through the careers of the studio's legendary Nine Old Men -- "nine unique personalities who explored, expanded, and influenced character animation and movie making over fifty years, consistently raising the bar by which the art form continues to be judged.” Explores their individual relationships with Walt Disney and with each other, their artistic breakthroughs and failures, the rivalries, and studio politics.

Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

7. CHANEL Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni, Vincent Meylan, Martine Marcowith, Assouline, 2012.

Three volume set in slipcase; books with dust jackets in fine condition, appearing unopened - slipcase with tear along lower spine edge seam, not very noticeable, otherwise very good. Jewelry, fragrance, clothing - many lovely photos both vintage and current and lots of history. A wonderful set!

Minimum Bid $18 Minimum Raise $3

8. THE WORK OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. Horizon Press, N.Y., 1965

Oversized and impressive beige linen hard cover with red spine label and gilt lettering in very good condition with slipcase: good - some wear to corners. The Great Wendingen Edition. The life-work of the architect with introduction by H. T. Wijdeveld. Introduction by Wright’s wife. This edition, at Wright's insistence, maintains the original publication’s double-folded leaves (printed one side and folded over) and is specially bound. Richly illustrated with pictures and plans of Wright's various works and contextual commentary on various works by other architects. A beautiful book.

Minimum Bid $20 Minimum Raise $3

9. M. C. ESCHER POP-UPS. Courtney Watson McCarthy, Thames and Hudson, London, 2014

Huge padded hardback in as new condition. All pop-ups appear to be unopened. An interactive book that turns the works of the famed Dutch artist into 3-D paper sculptures. Drawing and lithographs leap from every page and pull-tabs allow readers to shift tessellations. The beautiful book literally adds a whole new dimension to Escher’s art.

Minimum Bid $15 Minimum Raise $3

10. BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT (A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments) Richard F. Burton. Benares: Kamashastra Society, 1885

Set of 10 volumes, plus 6 volumes of Supplemental Nights, illustrated with 71 full-page plates. Printed for private subscribers. A facsimile of the original edition and is number two of a limited edition of two hundred and fifty. Half light brown leather, rest turquoise marbled boards, top edge gilt, 5 raised bands with gilt spine. General wear to outer covers, (front cover completely detached on 3 vols) some bleeding of board color over to leather, and small round sticker residue on each book’s spine possibly indicating a private library numbering system. Stamped inside in all vols.: “Francis Bacon Society” and may have been the Society’s edition. Two in case are examples for viewing - winner will receive all 16 books.

Minimum Bid $45 Minimum Raise $5