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Rare American Artists Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

People who are passionate about American art and culture should definitely peruse the rare books about American artists section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. From books about American watercolor paintings to special signed deluxe editions of books about famous American artists, there is something for everyone in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Be sure to read each listing carefully to determine if there are illustrations or other ephemera included in the rare and antique book of your choice.

Plate XII Swift Fox. by Audubon, John James & Bachman, Rev. John

Philadelphia:: Audubon, J.J.,, 1844.. Imperial Folio Edition. Fine with bright original hand-coloring. . A Fine original hand-colored lithograph by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS. Imperial Folio Edition. Rich original color...

From Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books


Two original collages that served as the designs for the covers of Caterpillar Issue 8/9, 1969 by JESS [COLLINS]

[San Francisco], 1969. In fine condition. Two original collages for the front and back covers, each measuring 5 x 6.75 inches. Illustration board with pictorial onlays from a variety of sources, the title lettering on front cover done by hand, cut out a...

From Riverrun Books & Manuscripts



[ New York: Printed and Published by the Artist, 1920. Quarto. Original cloth tape backed boards, with etched vignette. Separation between front free endsheet and second endsheet due to the weight of the boards, some creasing to spine, but a very good co...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


The Village Blacksmith by N. Currier Lithograph

12" x 9" lithograph, ideal for framing....

From Mighty Pen Books


UNSER KENT. By W.P. by [Kent, Rockwell]: P[ierce], W[aldo]

New York: Privately printed, 1928. Small folio. Boards, with printed spine label. Lithographed frontis portrait by Rockwell Kent, signed in pencil by him in the lower margin. Spine and lower board slightly darkened, else very good or better in later slip...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


American Homestead Autumn by Currier & Ives

12" x 9" lithograph, frame-ready....

From Mighty Pen Books


American Homestead Summer by Currier & Ives

12" x 9" lithograph, frame-ready....

From Mighty Pen Books


The Roadside Mill by Currier & Ives

12" x 9" lithograph, frame-ready.(((NOTE FROM SELLER: ERROR IN LISTING: BIBLIO IS RE-SETTING: THE ASKING PRICE IS $2,100)))...

From Mighty Pen Books


JULIAN SCHNABEL WORKS ON PAPER 1975 - 1988 by [Schnabel, Julian]: Zutter, Jörg [ed]

[Munich]: Prestel, 1989. Quarto. Hand-painted boards. 72 color plates and 16 b&w illustrations and photographs. Fine in dust jacket. First English language edition, deluxe issue. One of one hundred numbered copies with an original two-color paint design ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Another Day in Paradise by Attwood, Mark

Albuquerque: Mark Attwood, 1990. 1st and only edition: "This book is no. 41 in a limited edition of 50. Printed from linocuts on Rives heavyweight paper, using a Dufa flat-bed offset press." On the next page, preceding the title page: "Anot...

From Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books


Canal Street by Steinberg, Saul and Ian Frazier

New York: Whitney Museum, 1990. Published by the Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of Art. First in the series "Artists and Writers: American Journals", organized by May Castleberry. Printed by Stamperia Valdonega in Verona under the supervi...

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The Procession of Flowers in Colorado by Helen Jackson (H.H.); illustrated in water colors by Alice A. Stewart by Jackson, Helen Hunt

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886. Hardcover. Very Good. 30, [4] p.: hand-painted, water color floral illustrations on 13 pages; 29 cm. Original wide cream calf spine with gilt-stamped cover title; light green paper over remainder of boards, with gilt-sta...

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NEGRO DRAWINGS by Covarrubias, Miguel

New York: Knopf, 1927. Small quarto. Gilt cloth. Color frontis, plates and line drawings. Foxing to endsheets and edges, and just lightly in prelims and terminal leaves, else a very good copy in the scarce pictorial dust jacket (shallow chipping along to...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


CIOPW by Cummings, E.E

New York: Covici-Friede, 1931. Folio. Rough woven burlap over boards, stamped in gilt. Plates. Inner hinges darkened, professional restorations to the spine, otherwise a very good copy of this very fragile book. Folding cloth slipcase. First edition of t...

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