Catalogs Raisonné and Artist's Books
The available stock is arranged alphabetically by artist. Some are duplicates of our reference copies, while others are for artists whose work lies outside of our areas of interest.
Geoffrey Keynes, (ed): Blake's Pencil Drawings
London: The Nonesuch Press, 1956. Quarto, hardcover with full reddish-brown cloth over beveled boards very lightly bumped at the corners, gilt lettering on spine, Text is Fine throughout, with an introductory essay by editor Geoffrey Keynes, and 56 drawings reproduced by L. van Leer & Company. VG blue dust jacket with gold decorative pattern and printed label on back strip. Printed on Dutch mold-made paper and bound in Holland by F. Brandt & Zoon in an edition of 1440 copies, of which this is number 37.
Sylvan Cole, Jr.: The Lithographs of John Steuart Curry
New York: Associated American Artists, 1976. Paperback, 96 pages, 8¼" x 10", printed green cover. Text is clean and unmarked; spine faded, otherwise near fine.
John De Pol: From Dark to Light - Wood Engravings for The Stone House Press
Octavo, 6¼" x 9¼", 125 pages, with essays by Joan & John Digby; an introduction, captions, and notes by publisher Morris A. Gelfand; and 60 wood engravings by John DePol printed from the blocks. Quarter gray cloth with blue and white decorative boards designed by the artist. One of 200 numbered copies, of which this is number 191. Signed on the colophon by the publisher, the essayists, and the artist. Selected as one of the fifty best books of 1988 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. As new.
Susan B. Robinson & John Pirog: Mabel Dwight - A Catalogue Raisonné of the Lithographs
Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997. First edition, first printing; quarto, x + 181 pages. Full brown cloth with spine lettering in silver and pictorial dust jacket in a Mylar sleeve. Fine.
Edith McCulloch: The Prints of Don Freeman
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Art Museum, 1988. Quarto, viii + 142 pages; full dark red cloth binding with silver lettering; Pictorial silver dust jacket. Front panel of the jacket has an unobtrusive scrape near the spine; otherwise, a fine book with a near fine jacket in a Mylar sleeve.
Patience Empson (ed.): The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings
London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1959. Quarto, xliv + 355 pages. Introduction by Thomas Balston. Black buckram with gold lettering and decorative imprint on spine, in fine condition; original clear plastic jacket with red lettering and white vignette as issued, with small tear to the plastic at the bottom of the spine. Text block is clean, bright, and square. Prospectus laid in. Near fine.
HAP Grieshaber - Woodcuts
New York: Arts, Inc., 1964. First American edition, originally published by Verlag Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart. Folio (285x380mm) - Color & B/w reproductions and 13 original woodcuts, 6 of which are dedicated to Mahalia Jackson. The folio is exclusively pictorial; a descriptive booklet with 10 leaves and red wraps laid in. Original pictorial boards. Near fine condition.
Same as above, except that the cover wrapper has minor tears at the spine ends. The text and booklet are fine overall.
Dan Burne Jones: The Prints of Rockwell Kent
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1975. Folio, xx + 219 pages, foreword by Carl Zigrosser. Tan cloth with gold lettering on spine and decorative label on cover; pictorial dust jacket with price intact. Ex-library copy: bookplate removed from FFEP, library stamps on front and rear end papers, spine label on jacket, traces of binding tape on edges of boards. For all that, the book and jacket are in overall near fine condition.
Donald Eugene Smith: The Prints of Arthur Wm. Heintzelman
Boston: Boston Public Library, 2004. Quarto, 9¼" x 12¼". xxvi + 293 pages, green cloth binding with light green dust jacket. Edition of 750 copies, with typography, photography, and press work by Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont and binding by Acme Bookbinding, Charlestown, Massachusetts. The definitive catalog of this great master's work with "reminiscences by Muriel C. Robinson, Fong Chow, and Robert Taylor, and a Reprinting of Essays by Camp[bell Dodgson and John Taylor Arms." Near-pristine overall condition; the book was purchased in its original bindery shrink-wrap, which was removed so that the jacket could be protected with a Brodart jacket cover. One board slightly bumped at corner. Unread.
The volume is in fine condition. Dust jacket is very good, with closed tear at the top of the spine, minor losses at the bottom edge, slightly darkened at spine edges, rippling to the front cover.
Carl Zigrosser: Rockwellkentiana
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933. Quartom full pictorial cloth, corners bumped and bottom edges shelf worn, with 64 pages of text including a bibliography and checklist of prints compiled by Carl Zigrosser, followed by a portfolio of works by Rockwell Kent. Edges of pages lightly toned; paste-downs are sound but toned at the hinge. Text is clean, binding tight, page edges faintly toned. Overall in Good+ condition. Signed by Rockwell Kent on the colophon. Lacks dust jacket.
New York: American Artists Group, 1945. Small octavo, 4½" x 6¼"; number 2 in the AAG Monograph series (listed on the rear free end paper) with a brief introduction by Kent, followed by samples of pages from various books and a selection of illustrations in black and white from his career. Dark blue cloth spine with pictorial boards. Corners bumped, edges darkened, cover panels abraded. Good+.
August Klipstein: Käthe Kollwitz - The Graphic Work
Mansfield Centre, Connecticut: Martino Publishing, 2005; facsimile edition, fourth impression, originally published by Galerie St. Etienne, New York in 1955. Quarto, xix + 359 pages, bound in full red cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine. Text is pristine, binding is tight and square. Fine.
Kraeft: Armin Landeck - The Catalog Raisonné of His Prints
Bethlehem, Connecticut: June 1 Gallery, 1977. First edition, first printing: 940 copies, of which this is number 815, signed on the colophon by the authors, June K Kraeft and Norman Kraeft.Octavo, 115 pages with gray paper wraps. Text is clean and unmarked; pages are toned at the edges. Cover is lightly soiled and also edge-toned. Wrapper spine is rippled. Good+.
Sasowsky: The Prints of Reginald Marsh
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc, 1976. Octavo, 281 pages. Black cloth with gold lettering on spine. Pictorial dust jacket with black background. Text is clean and bright, with a trace of shelf soiling to the bottom of the text block. Jacket is unclipped and protected in a Mylar sleeve. Near fine. Exhibit booklet laid in.
Germana Ferrari: Matta - Index del'Opera Grafica dal 1969 al 1980
Staderini: Amministrazione Provinciale di Viterbo, 1980. Folio, paperbound, heavy pictorial paper wraps. 112 pages listing 273 works representing Roberto Matta's graphic work spanning the years 1969 - 1980. Very Good+.
Roland Sabatier: L'oeuvre Gravé de Matta
Stockholm & Paris: Editions Sonet-Visat, 1975. Small quarto, full blue cloth binding with gold lettering on spine and design on front cover and pictorial dust jacket with small losses at top of spine and bottom edge, protected by a Mylar sleeve. 156 pages, text in French and English. Near fine in VG+ jacket.
Peter Morse: John Sloan's Prints
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969. Folio, xi + 406 pages. Dark red cloth with gold lettering on spine; Pictorial dust jacket with red background. A catalog raisonné of Sloan's etchings, lithographs, and posters. Text is clean and unmarked, binding is tight. Pages are lightly rippled from exposure to dampness and have a slight musty odor. The jacket is somewhat scuffed but intact and protected by a Mylar sleeve. Good+.
Myfanwy Piper: The Wood-Engravings of Reynolds Stone
London: Art and Technics, Ltd., 1951. Small octavo, gray cloth with red and black title on spine and color dust jacket with black lettering and reproductions of selected wood engravings. 96 pages. End papers toned, bookplate on front paste-down, half-title also toned, probably from a paper laid in. Text block if clean and sound, beginning to loosen slightly between signatures. Dust jacket is sound with small loss at top of spine, abrasions at front cover edge of spine, and a small tear at the upper rear corner. Very good overall.
Joseph Czestochowski: James Swann - In Quest of a Printmaker
Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 1990. Quarto, 164 pages with pictorial paper cover. A catalog of Swann's published prints, the book also includes a compilation of the presentation prints of the Chicago Society of Etchers, 1912 - 1955; Presentation prints of the Prairie Print Makers, 1931 - 1965; Presentation prints of The Woodcut Society, 1932 - 1952; and a Catalogue Raisonné of the published prints of Bertha Jaques. Text clean and bright, binding sound, cover is lightly scuffed at edges and bumped at corners. A very good copy.
Ronald & Joan Stuckey - The Lithographs of Stow Wengenroth
Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers for the Boston Public Libarary, 1974. Large quarto, full white cloth binding with red and black lettering on spine and facsimile signature in black on the front cover in a pictorial dust jacket, introductory price clipped, a few minor losses at the edges, protected by a Mylar cover. Top edge slightly darkened; text block is tight, hinges sound, but has sagged a bit. bottom corners lightly bumped and abraded by shelf wear. VG+