ERNST, M: Une Semaine De Bonte: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage by Max Ernst

Ernst, Max. Une Semaine De Bonte: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage by Max Ernst. Dover, 1976. ISBN: 9780486232522. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26762) $10.00

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Une Semaine de Bonte (A Week of Kindness) is divided into seven parts, one for each day of the week. This is an unabridged republication of the legendary masterpiece, which first appeared in 1934. 208p.

Max Ernst was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was one of the pioneers of the Dada movement and Surrealist movements.

GRABHORN PRESS: Announcement for The Comedy of Dante Alighieri

Grabhorn Press: Announcement for The Comedy of Dante Alighieri. 1958. Folded 8-page folded announcement for Mary Prentice Lillie’s translation of The Comedy of Dante Alighieri into unrhymed hendecasyllabic verse. Four pages contain printing in black type with red accents. Folded the announcement measures 7.5×10.25 inches. Very Good. Unbound. (#26645) $16.00

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The Grabhorn Press began in Indianapolis under the name of the Studio Press. The press was moved to San Francisco after World War I, where it became the Grabhorn Press. Edwin, Robert, Jane and Mary Grabhorn ran it with Sherwood Grover. Their publications were imaginative, colorful, and award-winning.

 

GRAFTON, CB: Pictorial Archive of Printer’s Ornaments from the Renaissance to the 20th Century: 1489 Designs

 Pictorial Archive of Printer's Ornaments from the Renaissance to the 20th Century: 1489 Design, book coverGrafton, Carol Belanger. Pictorial Archive of Printer’s Ornaments from the Renaissance to the 20th Century: 1489 Designs. Dover Publications, Inc., 1980. ISBN: 0486239446. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26310) $10.00

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Selected from over 30 sources, these designs show the broad range of tyles favored by printers and designers from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Measures 8.25×11.25 inches.

These decorative ornaments were used to fill space in page layouts and lend beauty to the printed page.

Styles include Renaissance, Baroque, Bewick-type woodcuts, Victorian, No-Medieval, Art Nouveau, and others. 128p.

OHNO-NAKAMURA, N: Ikebana: Chat With Flowers, an accordion book

Ikebana: Chat With Flowers, coverOhno-Nakamura, Noriko. Ikebana: Chat With Flowers. Hikarinokuni Publishing. Unmarked. Slight stain on back instruction page. Good. Accordion. (#26125) $12.00

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A unique accordion book of beautifully printed Ikebana examples in one section. Instructions/materials in another accordion section.

Ikebana: Chat With Flowers, inside pages

CHINESE ART: Chinese Line Drawings/Stencils (124)

Chinese Line Drawings/Stencils (124), drawing Compendium of line drawings/stencils (124). Unmarked. Tear at spine. Fading and nicks on cover. Acceptable. Staplebound Wraps. (#26088) $25.00

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Broad ranging collection of 124 line drawings. Use with design, textile, and stencil projects.

READE, B: Aubrey Beardsley at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1967

Victoria & Albert Museum, 1967, book coverReade, Brian. Aubrey Beardsley. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1967. Unmarked. Price sticker shadow on cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26085) $30.00

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Beautifully illustrated. Published on the occasion of the Beardsley exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Aubrey Beardsley, famous by his early twenties, died aged 25 leaving an immense volume of work behind. This collection provides an opportunity to view Beardsley’s mature work. It aims to enable the reader to distinguish between the genuine and the hundreds of spurious pastiches attributed to him.

WIXOM, WD: Picturing the Apocalypse: Illustrated Leaves from a Medieval Spanish Manuscript

Wixom, William D. and Margaret Lawson. Picturing the Apocalypse: Illustrated Leaves from a Medieval Spanish Manuscript. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26081) $16.00

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Focuses on a single work: The Beatus Manuscripts of the tenth to the thirteenth century. Glossy pictorial cover and extensively illustrated. 56 pages; Notes. References. Includes section on techniques and materials of the Beatus, with conservation illustrations. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 2002, Volume LIX, No. 3.