New York: Guido Bruno, 1915. 8 Rhythms and 5 Drawings. Narrow 8vo, loose in printed gold wrappers. N.Y.: Guido Bruno, 1915. The author's scarce first book. Published as a special series of Bruno Chap Books. Good copy of this ephemera, except for puncture holes coming through the back cover and some pages, not affecting the illustrations.
Washington Heights, New York: 1910. Over 50 photogravures, of European paintings, interior & exterior views of the mansion and landscape, objects & three of Billing's famous horses. Folio, full red morocco, stamped in gilt & silver, with Billing's coat of arms. Washington Heights, New York, 1910. Printed at the Riverside Press in Cambridge. Photogravures by A.W. Elson & Co., Boston. Billings purchased 25 acres of land on the site of Fort Tryon in northern Manhattan, and built a summer residence...
New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1860. Illustrated with 14 plates (9 color lithographs and 5 black and white wood engravings) and a large fold out map of Central Park (lithograph with hand coloring), and a large fold out of the Profile of the Central Park. 72pp. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1860. Report describing the progress of Central Park with extensive information including a list of board members, notes...
New York: G.W. Bromley & Co., 1912. 368 full color maps, 16 page index. 8vo. New York: G.W. Bromley & Co., 1912. Binding fragile. Pages clean and complete. Hard to find tiny desk top edition, easy to hold in the hand and search for streets. Most of the embossed gold title worn off. Spine re-backed and cover repaired. Designed as ward maps, which were used by fire insurance companies to determine the potential hazards of particular buildings, these maps lay...
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2002. 37 photographs. thin, oblong 8vo, spiral bound plain wrappers, accompanied with Rudy Burckhardt's Plain Poetry by Sarah Hermanson Meister, a 12 page illustrated pamphlet, all together in red and black clamshell box with mounted photograph on front cover and 2 on the inside. New York: Museum of Modern Art, (2002). A fine copy. One of 500 numbered copies.
New York: Abrams, 2002. Preface by Joseph W. Polisi. Foreword by Frank Rich. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. 240pp. Wide 4to, red cloth, d.w. New York: Abrams, (2002). First edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Published in association with Channel Thirteen / WNET New York.
New York: Aperture, 1995. Preface by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. Commentary by Marie Winn. Over 100 duotone photo illustrations. 123pp. Slim oblong 4to, two-toned cloth, d.w. New York: Aperture, (1995). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed by the photographer on the half title and with a letter from him, laid in, presenting the book. Owner's name stamped on the fly-leaf.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971. Illustrated throughout with many fine b/w photographs, printed on coated paper. Slim square 4to, pictorial wrappers (lightly edgeworn; spine ends bumped and neatly repaired; as usual pages are all toned at edges, well outside of image area). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971). Second softcover printing. Overall a very good copy, inscribed by Davidson on the title page. Fascinating photographs taken taken over a 2 year period on one block in East Harlem.
New York: Estate of Stuart Davis, 1991. Short 2 page introduction by Earl Davis. Illustrated in color. Slim square 8vo, black cloth-backed patterned boards, cardboard slipcase with paper label. New York: Estate of Stuart Davis, 1991. Limited first edition - one of 1000 copies, though the laid-in limitation card is absent. Printed in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Stamperia Valdonega in Verona Italy.
Prairie City: James Decker, 1948. Frontispiece by W. de Kooning. Photographs by Rudolph Burckhardt. d.w. (sunned, with very light edge-wear). Prairie City: James Decker, (1948). First Edition. Very scarce book by the poet/dance critic, illustrated with photographs of New York depicting stark anonymity. Rubberstamped review copy.