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image of Speaking to Each Other (title from spine). [Alternate title: Speaking to you, Dorothy / Mary Harding / Speaking to you, Mary / Dorothy Iannone / Speaking to Each Other on the Occasion of our Birthday, August 9, 1977.]

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Unpaginated (altogether 65 pp.) artists' book reproducing handwritten love letters, songs, and free verse by Iannone and Harding, followed by reproductions of the same in German (translated by Dieter Schwarz), bound in pictorial concertina boards portfolio together with two audio cassettes of the artists reading to one another, in English and German, with illustrated end papers and colophon. Square… Read more
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$3,500.00
image of 450 Años de Lucha: Homenaje al Pueblo Mexicano (title from cover). 146 Estampas de la Lucha del Pueblo de Mexico: Obra Colectiva de los Artistas del Taller de Grafica Popular en Mexico (subtitle from portfolio flap)

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(12) pp. introductory material including illustrated title, preface, and list of plates with historical notes by Enrique Ramirez y Ramirez and Alberto Morales Jimenez, 144 plates with original full-page prints (many printed in color, most on colored paper stock) that reflect the independent and revolutionary spirit of the Mexican people and the aims of artist members of the Taller.… Read more
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$2,950.00
image of "Proplétání" (cover title, i.e. "Flechtschule" of Czech origin). Leporello album of woven paper patterns

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[Bohemia]: ca. 1900. Leporello comprising forty-seven leaves of plaited paper patterns, with between one and three patterns per plate, of white and brown paper strips, in original lettered boards, leaf size 19.5 × 17 cm. Boards a bit rubbed; first leaf with very light damage and soil; else about very good. This hand-made leporello contains forty-seven woven patterns… Read more
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$375.00
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Interregnum

by Grosz, George

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$19,500.00

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19 pp. introductory essay by John Dos Passos, followed by a suite of 64 black and white hand-struck lithographs depicting the interrogation and torture of political prisoners in concentration camps established after Adolf Hitler was appointed Reich chancellor. List of plates. Light edgewear and very minor soiling. Folio. Cloth-backed faux wood-grained boards publisher's box, plates loose as issued, housed… Read more
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$19,500.00
image of Archive of 20th Century Tattoo Flash

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Collection of approximately 270 total pieces of mostly hand-drawn ink and/or pencil tattoo flash designs on tracing paper, some hand-colored as well, with some carbon transfers, compiled and most likely drawn by an artist named Patrick Ford from the Ozarks region of Missouri. Some wrinkling or folding to many pieces due to storage, some ink bleeding but all images… Read more
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$2,750.00
image of Carpeta Cero. Prosa y Poesia. No. 1 (November 1969) through No. 4 (December 1970), together with special issue "Lealtad" (all published)

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Five issues in four unpaginated portfolios (including one double number), ca. 7-10 unbound signatures and folded leaves each, of the Argentinian arts and literature journal pairing artists' woodcuts with prose and poetry, including original prints by Hector Mazzoleni, Mario Cecconi, Daniel Zelaya, Linda Rendini, Omar Brachetti, Demetrio Urruchua, Victor Rebuffo, Bruno Widmann, Italo Grassi, Antonio Berni, Claudia Leiguarda, and… Read more
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$3,500.00
image of Paranà: Columna Vertebral del Litoral, Rica Vena, Tenso Nervio, Clara Voz, De Argentina Intelectual. No. 1 (Winter 1941) through Nos. 4-7 (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer 1943) (all published)

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A complete run, bound in two volumes, of the serial from the Argentinian coastal province, published during the second World War and edited by R. E. Montes i Bradley, devoted to recent developments in art, literature, and general culture both domestic and international, with contributions by numerous noted cultural figures and critics, illustrated in the text and with fine… Read more
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$3,000.00
image of FG 1973. Cycle of four drypoint etchings, signed, laid into original printed folder

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[Prague]: [1973]. Printed on thick wove paper measuring ca. 30 × 21 cm, plate measurements 14.5 × 10 cm. Signed and numbered (22 of 27). Fine. Gross was an early member of the Czech post-war artist collective "Skupina 42" (Group 42), formally founded in 1940, during the German Protectorate. The group was forbidden by the Communist government in… Read more
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$750.00
image of Výstava polského grafického umění a průmyslu: 21. duben až 13. květen 1934, Praha, Umělecko-Průmyslové Museum, Obchodni a Živnostenské Komory v Praze [Exhibition of Polish graphic art and design. April 21-May 13 1934, at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague]

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[Prague: Umělecko-Průmyslové Museum, OZKP, 1934]. Quarto (30.3 × 21.6 cm). Original tan portfolio with printed label affixed to front wrapper; inserted text part (12 pp) and 33 plates, including photo reproductions, original color and black and white lithographs, woodcuts, and heliographs by notable figures in the Polish art and avant-garde scene. Portfolio with paper restoration; contents very good. Scarce… Read more
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$1,750.00
image of 310 Ideen T.O.T. (Technological Oak Tree). 310 Ideen - Ausgeloest Durch die Natur von Vermont. Für Dick Higgins (1970-1972)

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Original multiple pertaining to a conceptual art piece by the noted avant-garde German artist, comprised of a cardboard box housing 319 printed 3" x 5" note cards, including 310 sequentially numbered "Idea Cards" with measured readings of physical elements such as temperature or barometric pressure; two cards comprising the title card and publication information; and 7 heading cards, each… Read more
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$2,500.00
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N. R.; Les Nouveaux Réalistes

by Codognato, Attilio, editor

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$12,500.00

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Leather suitcase containing 12 signed and numbered original artworks by leading members of the "New Realist" or "Nouveau Réalisme" movement, comprising 10 prints, 1 sculpture, and 1 two-piece Plexiglas work, with accompanying introductory fascicule featuring text in French, German, English, and Italian signed by editor Attilio Codognato, each of the prints and the text booklet housed in their own… Read more
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image of Eigen+Art. WITH: Zwei Jahre Eigen+Art. Two volumes of original art and documentation

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Leipzig: Galerie Eigen+Art, 1985-1987. Text volumes quartos, portfolios folio-size and measuring ca. 55 × 41.5 × 5 cm. Text volumes cloth boards, portfolios in black and white linen cassettes, artworks loose as issued. One image with partial adhesions from tissue paper overlay, some very minor soiling and rubbing to portfolios, overall very good. Two volumes documenting the important… Read more
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$25,000.00
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LEILOT (Nights)

by Glass, Ari (Erich Glas) (text and illustrations)

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$2,950.00

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One page of text in Hebrew preceding 28 linocuts presented without captions, depicting the artist's imagined visions of the horrors of the Holocaust including torture, prison camps, fires, and graphic images of death. Some very minor toning. Large 4to. Original printed wrpps., some minor paper loss to front cover, small areas of repair, some browning, binding slightly loose. (Tel… Read more
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image of Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía

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Assortment of elaborate, unique handmade artists' books incorporating original collage elements with typewritten, mimeographed, and other types of printed texts on a variety of paper stocks and weights, constructed from diverse materials including craft and copier paper, watercolor, mirror glass, stamps, wax, ink, tissue paper, linen, sandpaper, yarn, ceramic, stone, twine, and feathers, exemplifying the renowned Cuban bookmaking cooperative's… Read more
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$5,500.00
image of Salamander. No. 1 (1955) through No. 3 (1956) (all published)

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A complete run in three issues of the short-lived Swedish avant-garde journal, edited by Ingemar Gustafson, C.O. Hultén, Ilmar Laaban, and Göran Printz-Påhlson, containing poetry, prose, and some original artwork, including original lithographs from Roberto Matta and Anders Österlin. Illustrated throughout. 8vo. Newer illustrated paper boards with leather spine label, original illustrated wrpps. bound in, front cover of first… Read more
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$2,500.00
image of Le Cirque Animé. Album-Jeu du Père Castor Flammarion

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Unpaginated volume containing 8 cardstock leaves depicting members of the circus to be cut out and assembled with small paper fasteners such as brads, one side of the cardstock page in chromolithograph, the reverse in black and white with indications as to where to fold and attach the various pieces, the circus figures include an elephant, wrestlers, acrobats, musical… Read more
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image of Croquis de Petite Charpente et Menuiserie: Pittoresque Moderne

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Unpag. volume (50 leaves) containing 50 hand-colored plates (title page is plate no. 1) depicting the design and construction of assorted garden and outdoor structures including gates, fences, doghouses, gazebos, doors, dovecotes, rabbit houses, tents, pavilions, and other structures, many with dimensions given and some with elevations or additional details, each designed by Sanguineti and with plates engraved by… Read more
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image of La Chapelle Saint-Pierre de Villefranche-sur-Mer. Dix Lithographies Originales de Jean Cocteau

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Portfolio of 10 colored lithographs, consisting of the following: 5 double-page lithos depicting sketches for the artist's frescoes at La Chapelle Saint-Pierre, each ca. 25 3/4" x 20 1/8", and 5 single-page examples, each ca. 12 7/8" x 20 1/8", including the front and rear wrpps., a frontispiece, an image titled "Le Coq de Pierre," and a self-portrait, all… Read more
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$7,500.00
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Poesie 1960

by Bartolini, Luigi

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$3,000.00

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43 pp. volume of poetry, index, illustrated with four original engravings, each hand-numbered and initialed "L.B." in pencil. Large 8vo. Cloth boards, housed in original illustrated and hand-numbered paper slipcase. Some minor soiling and small tears to slipcase. Ancona (Bucciarelli) 1960. Limited edition no. 139 of 150 copies. Luigi Bartolini was an Italian poet and artist considered to be… Read more
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Mr. Knife Miss Fork

by Crevel, René; Kay Boyle; & Max Ernst

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$15,000.00

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Small 37 pp. volume, being a fragment of the novel Babylone by René Crevel, translated into English by Kay Boyle, and illustrated with nineteen original photograms by Max Ernst, produced in conjunction with Man Ray in his studio using photo-sensitive paper, each with caption in red ink on tissue guards. 12mo. Black boards with gilt decoration designed by Max… Read more
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