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image of Dom, osiedle, mieszkanie: kwartalnik [Home, housing estate, cooperative apartment: a quarterly]. Group of sixteen early issues: 1929 (1, 7); 1931 (4-8, 11-12); 1933 (2-5, 9-11)

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Warsaw: "Rój" (Drukarna Artystyczna and Drukarnia Techniczna Sp. Akc), 1929-1933. Octavos (ca. 22.5 × 16.3 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; ca. 32-64 pp. per issue. Numerous photographs and several pages of advertisements. Occasional light soil and wear to wrappers; a few issues with somewhat more significant wear, but overall about very good. Sixteen early issues (including two double issues)… Read more
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$9,500.00
image of Der praktische Landschaftsgärtner. Eine Anleitung zur Anlegung oder Verschönerung vom Gärten verschiedener Grösse. Mit Anweisungen zu einer Benützung des Küchengartens.Mit 21 Gartenplänen und vielen Gartenverzierungen

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(1), 145, (5) pp. volume on 19th century German garden design and landscaping, including instructions on how to create or beautify gardens of various sizes and the uses of kitchen gardens, and 4-page publisher's directory, with 24 lithographed plates on 21 pages (first 21 plates with hand-coloring, 6 folding) depicting designs for different gardens as wells as illustrations of… Read more
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$1,750.00
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Zigarren-Rinage. Blattgold

by Rheydt, Germany.- Hermann Schött Actiengesellschaft

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$950.00

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36 pp. printer's salesman sample-type album of approximately 270 elaborate and gold-embossed cigar bands of varying dimensions, printed chiefly for the Spanish and French markets. Tall narrow 4to. Original publisher's cloth. Rheydt, Germany (Hermann Schött Actiengesellschaft) n.d. (circa 1900). A visually arresting collection of cigar bands. Based on the text labels on the sample bands included in this album,… Read more
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$950.00
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Booklet of twelve numbered and colored lithographs, printed recto only, depicting Art Deco designs for various types of stamped or embossed metal objects such as a cigarette case, a cake plate, a hair clip, and a candy tray, each image signed within the plate. Some very minor toning, some rust staining from the staples. Oblong 4to. Original cloth-backed pictorial… Read more
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$300.00
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Unpaginated (circa 36 pp.) promotional history of the French paper manufacturer who specialized in producing cigarette papers, with text in French, English, and Spanish, walking through the entire paper production process ,from the raw materials to pulp, all the way through to the finished product, with four-page double-fold at the center of the booklet highlighting the machinery which transforms… Read more
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$600.00
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Phototypie d'Art. Cahier-Spécimen. 1er Janvier 1900

by Nancy.- A. Bergeret & Cie

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$475.00

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Unpaginated (circa 18 pp.) sample from the prominent French printer, displaying samples of his capabilities in phototype or photolithography printing, including work produced for postcards, souvenir viewbooks, trade catalogues, menus, and other items, including images of landscape views, building façades, decorative tiles, sculpture, a church interior, and light fixtures. Folio. Original four-color Art Nouveau wrpps., some minor toning and… Read more
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$475.00
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L'Imprimerie d'Art. Dessins de Lucien Rion

by Havermans, Remy

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$475.00

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Unpaginated (12 pp. and five laid in plates, four with original tissue paper overlay) volume from the Belgian printer containing a brief essay on his thoughts on the printing of art, followed examples of various types of reproductions, or "Spécimens de Différents Procédés de Reproduction", including an etching after Bruegel, a one-color "similgravure" after Clouet, a four-color "similgravure" after… Read more
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48 pp. type specimen catalogue from the landmark type foundry, presenting numerous examples of the various uses of typefaces in a range of commercial printing applications, including stationary, magazine ads, notices, and trade catalogues, plus two folding plates including a replica of a large newspaper ad for a clothing store. Some light scattered mildew staining. 4to. Original printed wrpps.,… Read more
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$600.00
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Group of approximately 100 assorted original early to mid-20th century color-printed and embossed labels for a variety of French chocolate manufacturers and shops, most or all printed by the St. Etienne, France firm of A. Mulcey, a firm which specialized in commercial printing, especially producing labels for food and wine products, the majority of the labels bearing the Mulcey… Read more
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$1,500.00
image of Filmové zázraky: patnáct kapitol, vysvětlujících alespoň některé z těch divů, nad nimiž vám v kinu zůstává rozum stát [The miracles of film: fifteen chapters explaining at least some of the marvels that stump your mind at the movie theatre]

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Prague: Nakladatelstvi Šolc a Šimáček, 1927. Large octavo (24 × 18 cm). Original pictorial wrappers with a photo-montage possibly by Smrž; 79, [1] pp. With sixty-two illustrations. About very good; light wear and soil to wrappers, in protective mylar. An early Czech introduction to the technology and creation of motion pictures, with a focus on special effects, illusions,… Read more
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$225.00
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Duchamp DADA Poster

by Duchamp, Marcel (poster design), with texts by Hans Arp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Jacques-Henry Levesque, & Tristan Tzara

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$6,500.00

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Letterpress poster (38" x 25"), designed by Duchamp, printed in black and orange on white ground, acting as both notice for and as a catalogue of works shown at the landmark DADA exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in New York, April 15 to May 9, 1953, with the texts and list of exhibited works creating a complex, typographically… Read more
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image of Pro Lisu i Kolobok. Russkaia skazka [About the Fox and the Runaway Bun: A Russian Fairy Tale].; Detskaia biblioteka [Children's Library]

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Paris: J. Povolozky, [1921?]. Octavo (18.5 × 13.5 cm). Original decorative wrappers pasted over blind self-wrappers (as issued); 8 pp. Wrappers illustrated with a pochoir pattern (black and silver dots on yellow stock). Numerous small vignettes in the text. Very good. Russian fairy tale printed for children of Russian émigrés in France, with illustrations by the ten-year-old Zhenya… Read more
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$125.00
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Vienna: Wilhelm Melzer, 1909. Oblong octavo (14.7 × 17 cm). Original white leather with gold, red, and black armorial stamping; all edges gilt; [2] pp., title, 1 pp. poem by Harmann Hangoo, followed by 11 fine chromolithographic plates showing an illustrated score by Haydn and scenes commemorating events in Vienna during the Napoleonic War of 1809. Housed in… Read more
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$1,250.00
image of Budha žije [Bouddha vivant; The Buddha lives]

Budha žije [Bouddha vivant; The Buddha lives]

by Morand, Paul and Jarmila Fastrová, translator

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$275.00

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Prague: Aventinum, 1928. Octavo (19.5 × 13.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by František Muzika; 147 pp. A very good, uncut and unopened copy; very light wear to lower spine only. Although less well-known than Teige, Štyrský, and Sutnar, Muzika (1900-1074) was a key representative of the Czech avant-garde and a founding member of Devětsil. Active in a wide… Read more
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image of Velká zkouška demokracii [La grande épreuve des démocraties; the great trial of democracies]

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Prague: Melantrich, 1948. Octavo (22.5 × 15 cm). Original cloth-backed decorative boards; pictorial dust-jacket; 116, [4] pp. Very good; dust jacket very lightly discolored and age-toned to verso; in protective mylar. Second printing (2000-3000), the hardcover version, of the Czech translation of "La grande épreuve des démocraties. Essai sur les principes démocratiques : leur nature, leur histoire, leur valeur… Read more
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$150.00
image of Zbrojnice kadeřníků -- vyzbrojí lépe váš závod [The hair salon arsenal -- better equips your enterprise]

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Prague: Hynek Paul, ca. 1920. Quarto (29.5 × 21 cm). Original printed orange wrappers; [20] pp. Trace of rust to staples, else very good. Apparently undocumented catalog by a Prague manufacturer of furniture and other fittings for hair salons and barber shops. The offers include everything from seats to mirrors and shaving equipment. The furniture, in particular, much… Read more
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$150.00
image of Pisátkem a štětcem: návrhy a vzory kreslířům všech tříd škol občanských a nižších středních [With stencil and brush: designs and templates for drawing students of all grades]

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Slezská Ostrava: Tiskem a nákladem Aloise Šaška, [1923]. Oblong octavo (14.4 × 21.2 cm). Original decorative card portfolio, containing [8] pp. of introductory text and 60 numbered lithographed plates in black-and-white on card stock. The cards fine; the portfolio worn, with tape repairs and one flap detached. Portfolio of decorative patterns, lettering and ornament samples, housed in the… Read more
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$200.00
image of Symetra. Učebnice střihů a šití pro domácnost, školu i řemeslo [Symetra. Guidebook for pattern cutting and sewing at home, in school and trades]

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Prague: J. N. Jindra, 1932. Quarto (29 × 22.2 cm). Portfolio, consisting of text, in embossed cloth wrappers; viii, [1], 15, [2], 63, [2], 56, [4] pp., as well as 29 pattern papers and folding diagram in facing red cloth slipcase (boards measure 29.5 × 22.5 cm). Corners of case scuffed; gilt to front board and spine lightly… Read more
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$250.00
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Trasa W-Z. 22 II 1949

by Małcużyński, Karol, Bronisław Wiernik, Jerzy Baranowski, et al.; Mieczysław Berman, designer

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Warsaw: Spółdzielnia Wydawniczo-Oświatowa "Czytelnik", 1949. Large octavo (24 × 16.5 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; 3, [6], 30, [1] pp. of text and [48] pp. of photographic reproductions. Wrappers somewhat worn, especially to spine extremities; inscription to title and front wrapper verso; occasional foxing; still good or better. A photographic record (in 98 images) of the building of Trasa W-Z,… Read more
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image of Proekty kolkhoznykh klubov i raionnykh domov kul'tury [Architectural projects for Kolkhoz clubs and district houses of culture]

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Moscow: Izdatel'stvo Vsesoiuznoi Akademii arkhitektury, 1937. Quarto (35 × 26.5 cm). Maroon cloth boards; gilt title to front board; 159 pp. Five leaves of plates, including four in color and one folding leaf. Illustrated with over 200 additional drawings in the text. Boards discolored and lightly worn; else about very good. Published by the All-Union Academy of Architecture, this… Read more
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$2,250.00