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Rare Artists' Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Many of the world's most famous and esteemed artists have authored books, and there is a wide collection of such titles in the rare books written by artists section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Several of the books in the Biblio Rare Book Room include one of a kind illustrations and unique bindings and fore edge paintings, so any of these books featured below would be sure to increase the value of your rare and antique book collection.


(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. FLIPPING, KICKING, HOWLING, ROLLING, SITTING, STANDING, CLIMBING, TELLING. Signed and Numbered by the Artist with 8 Etchings. Los Angeles: The Lapis Press, 1988. First Edition 1/35. Elephant Folio. Full Leather in Slipc...

From Arcana: Books on the Arts


ALICE IN WONDERLAND by [Black Sun Press]: Carroll, Lewis [pseud. of C.L. Dodgson]

Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Oblong small quarto. Printed wrappers. A fine, nearly untouched copy, without foxing, in glassine wrapper and somewhat worn and soiled publisher's slipcase and chemise with split at one joint. First edition in this forma...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Les Illuminations by Sonia Delaunay, Arthur Rimbaud

Paris: Jacques Damase, 1973. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Complete portfolio of 15 full page pochoirs in colors on Arches paper + 2 'title' page pochoirs illustrat...

From Concept Books


The Ideal Giant. The Code of a Herdsman. Cantelman's Spring- Mate by WYNDHAM LEWIS, PERCY

London: The Little Review., 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Octavo. Original cream cloth-backed white paper-covered card folder. 44pp stapled and then bound into folder with single cord. Folder illustrated with a Vorticist design by Lewis. Heavily...

From Roe and Moore


SANTA CLAUS by [Calder, Alexander]: Cummings, E.E

Paris: Éditions de L'Herne, 1974. Large folio (78 x 53 cm; 26.5 x 20.75"). Loose bifolia and sheets laid into printed handmade paper wrappers. Enclosed in a canvas- covered clamshell box with pictorial vignette. Fine. First edition in this format, illus...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Fantaisies Oceanographiques by RASKIN, E.H

Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. Parisian pochoir printmaking at its finest A rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish...

From Rare Illustrated Books


SIMULACRE by [Masson, André]: Leiris, Michel

Paris: Editions de la Galerie Simon, 1925. Small quarto. Original pictorial wrappers. Spine glue dried out, otherwise a fine copy. First edition of the poet/editor/ethnographer's first book, and the second book featuring illustrations by his mentor, Andr...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Ficciones (Fictions) by Ediciones Dos Amigos. Borges, Jorge Luis

Buenos Aires: Ediciones Dos Amigos, 1987. Copy no. 21, one of 40 copies, all on velin d'Arches paper from a total issue of 42: 40 on velin d'Arches and 2 on Japan paper, all signed on the colophon by publisher, Samuel Cesar Palui. Page size: 13-1/16 x 1...

From Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.


POEMS by Ibsen, Henrik

New York: Vincent Fitzgerald & Company, 1987. Quarto. Full handwoven decorative cloth over boards. Illustrated with original colored etchings and a four panel gatefold three- color lithograph. Faint bookplate shadow on front pastedown, otherwise fine in ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Kingdom of Dreams with original gouache of "Nathalie" by E.T.A Hoffmann & Jacob Landau

A suite of twenty color lithographs on stone and zinc, commissioned by the University of Chicago Press and published by Associated American Artists, New York, was printed at the Atelier of Jacques and Edmond Desjobert, Paris, under supervision of Yann ...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


La Chasse de Kaa by KIPLING, Rudyard

Paris: Javal and Bordeaux, 1930. Limited Edition. JOUVE, Paul. Illustrated by one of the leading painters in France, this superb work brings Kipling's classic Jungle Book story into the realm of fine 20th century French publishing. Limited edition of 125...

From Rare Illustrated Books


Poemes de Charles d'Orleans by Matisse, Henri

Paris: Teriade Editeur, 1950. 1st Edition. Near Fine. Folio. Limited Edition. In original lithographed glassine wrappers.Three green fleur de lis illustrated on front cover, with poets name, and a larger fleur de lis on rear cover. This is copy number 1...

From Minotavros Books


An Amphora and a Fish. by Korf, Kumi

Ithaca, New York:: Kumi Korf ,, 2004.. Edition of 3 + 1 AP + 1 Prototype. 20.5 x 24.25 x 1.25"; 7 pages. Intaglio plates printed on Akatosashi paper. Letterpress. Japanese papers. Text printed by Blacks Corner Letterpress. Binding designed and exec...

From Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC


Creative Effort. An Essay in Affirmation by LINDSAY, Norman

Sydney: Art in Australia, 1920. A beautiful copy of Lindsay's famous work covering the meaning of life and art, drawing on philosophical concepts. Signed on front endpaper by Lindsay with a full page original etching tipped in "All who would ex...

From Rare Illustrated Books


ANNIE, GWEN, LILLY, PAM AND TULIP by Kincaid, Jamaica, and Eric Fischl [illustrator]

New York: Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986. Large folio (42 x 39 cm; 20 x 15"). Black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Illustrations. A few faint finger smudges to cloth, but fine in cloth and fabriano over boards slipcase. First...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


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