Featured Items

Large square octavo, 9.5 x 9.5", unpaged, (19 French-folded leaves). There is an introduction by Gibson A. Danes, then Dean of the school of Art and Architecture at Yale, a page of comments by Paul Rand, and color illustrations for a dozen trademarks designed by Rand, including Borzoi Books, Westinghouse, IBM and Esquire Magazine. The cover design and typography are by Paul Rand; the general design and printing are by Hiram Ash, then at the School of Art and Architecture at Yale University. This copy is from Hiram Ash's own library. The book was printed in an edition of 450 copies -- a limitation not mentioned in the book but noted in a Wittenborn advertisement in "Typographica" for June, 1961, and, with reason, considered to be the scarcest of Paul Rand books. Faint age-toning to page edges else fine in heavy white wrappers printed in yellow, orange and black, and in the slightly rippled original glassine, which has two tiny tears and a couple of pinhead-sized chips. The price is net.
THE TRADEMARKS OF PAUL RAND / A SELECTION
Rand, Paul
New York: George Wittenborn,Inc, 1960.
Price: $1,500.00
more info
add to cart
Folio, 128, 132, 140 numbered pages, the English-language edition, with covers by Georges Braque, Pierre Bonnard and Georges Rouault. The list of contributors, both artists and writers, still astonishes by its eclectic richness:  -- André Malraux, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, André Gide, Matisse, Chagall, MIro, Jean-Paul Sartre, Brassai, Kandinsky, many oihers. Text paper slightly toned at the edges, else internally fine and without markings of any kind. This set of three is bound in terra-cotta cloth with the single word "VERVE" at the bottom of the front cover in silver, a design repeated at the top of the spine. Light wear to the terra cotta cloth; mild rubbing and shelf wear to the base of the spine and bottom corners. A beautiful copy. The book is oversized and heavy and will require additional postage and insurance, at cost.
VERVE, AN ARTISTIC AND LITERARY QUARTERLY, VOLUME 1, NUMBERS TWO, THREE AND FOUR
Tériade, E, editor and publisher
Paris: Tériade, 1938-1939.
Price: $1,500.00
more info
add to cart
Octavo, 233pp., with profuse watercolor illustrations by Alfred Dubout (1905-1976), both full-page and in the text. Internally fine in slightly bumped and edgeworn paper on boards. Text -- the actual driving code then in France -- is in French.  Utter charm.
CODE DE LA ROUTE / TEXTE OFFICIEL ET COMPLET
Dubout, (Albert), illustrated by
Paris: Maurice Gonon, editeur, 1956.
Price: $125.00
more info
add to cart
12mo, not paginated (48pp). Written in 1907, the manuscript came to light after Beatrix Potter's death. This edition is beautifully illustrated by Marie Angel. Fine in pale blue pictorial boards and dustjacket.
THE TALE OF THE FAITHFUL DOVE
Potter, Beatrix
New York and London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1970(1956).
Price: $125.00
more info
add to cart
Large octavo, 212 pp., profusely illustrated with b/w photographs and diagrams of  different movements, plus photographs of other skaters of the period, including early photographs of Sonja Henie. The author was world's champion from 1925 to 1928, and European champion in 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927 and 1928. Scattered browning to title page and last page, owner's signature on the front free endpaper, else very good in maroon cloth, mild edge wear.
WILLY BOECKL ON FIGURE SKATING
Boeckl, Wilhelm Richard
New York: Printed by the Moore Press, 1937.
Price: $45.00
more info
add to cart
Topic Notification


Browse Categories
ABAA ILAB ILAB - ABA
Site by Bibliopolis