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1 Donati, Lamberto, a cura di Incisioni Fiorentine del Quattrocento
Bergamo Instituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche 1944 First edition Wraps Very Good 
Folio, 34 by 24 cm. 18 pp. 60 B/W plates. Light soiling, minor abrasion, other wear, on wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Duchamp, Marcel, Andre Breton, R. A. Parker,. Forword by Sidney Janis. First Papers of Surrealism. 14 October - 7 November 1942. 451 Madison Avenue, N.Y.C.
New York Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies 1942 First edition Wraps Fine 
4to. 26.5 by 18.5 cm. Unpaginated, about 50 pages. With yellow wraps designed by Duchamp, on the front, a photo of a moonscape-like yellow and black wall, on the back, a Swiss-cheese-like surface. This was a milestone exhibition put together by the recent French emigres, Duchamp and Breton, their first foray into the New York art scene during the war. The exhibit, which was staged at the Henry Villard and Whitelaw Reid House on Madison Avenue (now forming the front of the Palace Hotel), had illustrious sponsors, including Peggy Guggenheim, Pierre Matisse, Elsa Schaiparelli and Sidney Janis. The exhibit was a sweeping survey of the movement, and included artists who might generally not be thought of as surrealists, and who might never have used the term in regard to themselves, including Edward Lear, Brueghel, for one. Artists include Williarm Steig, Marc Chagall, Picasso, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, Giorgio de Chirico, Henri Matisse, Morris Hirshfield, Joan Miro, Kurt Seligmann, Yves Tanguy, Andre Masson, Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell, etc. From this list, one can see how truly international was the artists represented, as well as how the exhibit reached both back and forward in its outlook. The images of artwork shown in the catalogue are black and white and no more than serviceable representations, but they do capture the fun and revelatory nature of the exhibit extraordinarily well -- this was an exciting exhibit that undoubtedly sparking real thought about the movement. The catalogue was also a wonderful fillip at the devastation unleashed in Europe, or an affirmation that the art world wasn't going to roll over as the tanks rolled into and temporarily vanquished France. This is a very clean copy. Slight rust on the staples used to bind the catalogue, and the center sheet has become loose from the staples. Otherwise, fine. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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3 Goll, Iwan. Illustrated by Fernand Leger. Cover art by Hans Blanke. Die Chapliniade. Eine Kinodichtung. [On front cover, also: Kleines Kino der Menschlichkeit. Filmdichtung] Mit Vier Zeichnungen von Fernand Leger
Dresden Rudolf Kaemmerer Verlag. Printer: Petzschke & Gretschel 1920 First Edition Paper pasted onto boards Very Good 
Small 4to. 22.5 by 19 cm. 42 pp. This is a work interesting from a number of angles: it is evidence of the unique spell Chaplin cast on society, setting him apart from any other movie actor of the day; it signals an early acceptance of film as an artistic medium; it represents a convergence and blurring of high and lowbrow culture of the day; it is a foray by Leger into book production and a fun, accessible application of his form of cubism. Goll (1891-1950) was a Franco-German poet, born in Lorraine, who wrote in both languages and had close social and collaborative ties with many Expressionistic and Surrealistic artists of the day, including George Grosz, Andre Breton, Marc Chagall, and of course Leger. Spine repaired but a touch of roughness to it remains, especially in contrast to the love condition of the boards. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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The Works of George Cruikshank in Oil, Water Colors, Original Drawings, Etchings, Woodcuts, Lithographs, and Glyphographs With a Fac-simile of the Catalogue and Twenty-Eight Original Drawings Rproduced by Photogravure, Gough, John B.
4 Gough, John B. The Works of George Cruikshank in Oil, Water Colors, Original Drawings, Etchings, Woodcuts, Lithographs, and Glyphographs With a Fac-simile of the Catalogue and Twenty-Eight Original Drawings Rproduced by Photogravure
Boston The Club of Odd Volumes 1890 Limited First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Featuring several original sketches, mostly of witches on broomsticks, by Cruikshank, drawn and signed on two sides of a leaf tipped into the FFEP. The book itself: No. 4 of 125 limitation of copies on plate paper. 4to. 12 by 10 inches. 31 by 26 cm. 56 pp, followed by 28 plates. Printing is exclusively on the rectors, thus there are a total of 84 leaves. Spine heavily rubbed, with surface of spine label partly abraded. Boards are worn, with general soiling. Clean within. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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