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New York: Abrams, 1987. With 475 illustrations, including 338 in full color. 256pp. Tall thick 4to, gilt-lettered black cloth, d.w. New York: Abrams, 1987. First American edition. First signature slightly sprung, otherwise a near fine copy in near fine dust wrapper. A stunning visual record of glassmaking during its most innovative period.
Parma: Franco Maria Ricci, 1972. Numerous exquisite tipped-in color plates, 181pp., printed on blue handmade Fabriano paper. Folio, gilt-stamped black silk cloth, mounted cover illustration, ornately gilt on front cover and spine, black clam shell box. Parma: Franco Maria Ricci, 1972. Fine. Limited Edition, one of 1500 (of 2000) numbered copies bound in silk. Text in English.
1974. Original poster. Offset lithograph. 36 x 26 inches. This poster advertising the New York Art Deco Exposition features vivid pastel colors and a catching art deco font. The image is of two female nudes, one with wings, the other standing by a mystical creature. Good condition in strong color. David Edward Byrd (1941-) is a renowned poster artist who has worked in music, theater and film.
London: Constable, 1936. Illustrated on every page with whimsical color designs by Gilbert Rumbold. 287 pages. Short 8vo, black-lettered orange cloth; decorative color endpapers. London: Constable and New York: Simon & Schuster, (1936). Reprint edition (third printing of the new and enlarged second edition). An early printing of the famous recipe book of cocktails from the Savoy Hotel in London. A fine copy with clean pages, but this edition was printed without the iconic art deco cover image...
Paris: L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, 1913. Text in French. Beautiful mounted color plates by Umberto Brunelleschi, protected by tissue guards, text decorations. 140 pages (lightly toned, illustrations clean), 4to, bound in simple black leather (lightly worn at extremities) gilt stamped spine, marbled endpapers. Paris: L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, 1913. A very good copy.
Paris: Art et Architecture. Edited by S. de Bondona. 2 pages of text, title, introduction and list of plates. 48 exquisite pochoir plates showing interior designs in art deco style, executed by the ateliers Renson & Fils. The plates, all fine and clean, are loose as issued in the original oblong green board portfolio (faded to tan) with black cloth spine (rubbed) and ties. Paris: Editions Art et Architecture, n.d. ca 1925. First Edition. Scarce. Very good (+).
New York: Dutton, 1986. Text and Commentaries by Erte. Introduction by Alistar Duncan. Edited by Marshall Lee. Over 100 color illustrations, some black and white text illustrations. 199 pages. Folio, gray cloth, d.w. New York: E.P. Dutton, (1986). First Edition. Spine very slightly skewed, still a near fine copy.
Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts. 2 volumes. Volume 1: Elements Rectilignes; Volume 2: Elements Courbes. Profusely illustrated in black & white + 12 full page color plates. Folio, green cloth (soiled & rubbed). Rubricated title. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, ca. 1900. First Edition. Scarce. A good copy. One of the founders of the Art Deco movement. With the ownership signature of art histrian Meyer Schapiro in each volume.
Paris: Les Graveures Modernes, 1923. Sepia toned etching and aquatint on heavy wove cream paper with wide margins. Image measures 3.5" x 3.75", sheet measures 10" x 6.5" and unfolds to 10" x 13". Publisher's copyright at top of plate. Signed by the artist in pencil in lower right. A delicate print showing a conversation between two women in gowns with peacock fans. Louis Icart (1888-1950) was a French artist best known for his depictions of glamorous women...