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Nowa kultura: tygodnik [New Culture: a weekly], vol. II, no. 18 (33)

Nowa kultura: tygodnik [New Culture: a weekly], vol. II, no. 18 (33)

by Kwiatkowska, Franciszka and Edward Staniewski, editors

Warsaw: Franciszka Kwiatkowska, 1924. Octavo (25 × 17.5 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers with cover and typography design by Mieczysław Szczuka; 24 pp. Very good. Single issue of the important Polish modernist and avant-garde literary and political journal, published from July 1923 to September 1924 by the avant-garde artist Mieczysław Szczuka and communist activists and promoters of the Polish labor movement Jan Hempel and Edward Staniecki. "Nowa... Read more
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$750.00
Imazhinistika [Imaginistics]

Imazhinistika [Imaginistics]

by Sokolov, Ippolit

1921. [Moscow]: Odrnas, 1921. Large octavo (26.5 × 16 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; 14 pp. Old Soviet bookstore stamp to rear wrapper; else very good. First and only edition of this treatise about Russian "Imaginism" (Imazhinism), a leading avant-garde movement that succeeded both Symbolism and Futurism, written by a one-time leader of the Russian "expressionist" poets, Ippolit Sokolov (1902-1974), a versatile figure who also wrote works on labor theory and... Read more
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$450.00
Il Deserto Tentato.  Mistero in Un Atto

Il Deserto Tentato. Mistero in Un Atto

by Pavolini, Corrado. (1898-1980) Music by Alfredo Casella. Book design by Giulio Cisari

Milano: G. Ricordi & C. Editori, 1937. First edition. Wraps. Very Good. Scarce libretto of a strange Futurist one act opera, with talking a tree (Euphobia), shrubs and airplanes among the characters, some of which are actually human --aviators, soldiers and natives -- even if they intone like actors in a Greek tragedy. This oddball propagandistic work, more an oratorio than opera, celebrates war ("sweet war"), aviation and territorial conquest -- the things that cast a spell on so many... Read more
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$500.00
Fotografie di Fantasmi [Photographs of phantasms]

Fotografie di Fantasmi [Photographs of phantasms]

by Imoda, Enrico and G. Simoni, photographer

Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1912. Large octavo (25.7 × 17.8 cm). Original printed cream wrappers in translucent calque; recent cloth-backed card folder and slipcase by Devauchelle with printed title to spine. With 48 tipped-in gelatin silver prints and one halftone by G. Simoni of Rome, ranging in size from approx. 7.5 × 7.6 to 16.5 × 11.6 cm. This copy includes the pink label on page 88, as issued, in lieu of a fiftieth small photograph not available at the time of publication (a later... Read more
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$15,000.00
Manifesti dei Musicisti Futuristi

Manifesti dei Musicisti Futuristi

by [Futurist Music] Pratella, Balilla

Milan: Direzione del Movimento Futurista, [1910]. Single sheet folded once to make [4]pp. Soft horizontal fold to middle, else a nice example of this early Futurist manifesto, the first on music. The first musician to "surrender to the persuasion of promises and liberation", Pratella was courted early on by Marinetti to join his new movement that he hoped would breathe new life into Italian culture. Though not as nihilistic as Russolo's Art of Noises published three years later, he... Read more
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$500.00
Your Arms too Short to Box with God. A Joyous Gospel celebration.

Your Arms too Short to Box with God. A Joyous Gospel celebration.

by Carroll, Vinnette (Director) Music & lyrics by Alex Bradford

Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theater, 1976. . Poster on card stock. 21 x 13.5 inches. *Your Arms Too Short to Box With God - Musical A Ford´s Theatre Society Production Conceived and directed by Vinnette Carroll Music & lyrics by Alex Bradford September 7 - October 17, 1976 From the collection of the Russian theater historian, Alma Law.
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$175.00
Depero Futurista [The Bolted Book]

Depero Futurista [The Bolted Book]

by DEPERO, Fortunato

New York: Designers & Books, 2016. Limited. hardcover. near fine. Fortunato Depero. A recent facsimile which includes only material that was in the 1927 original, reproduced as faithfully as possible, with artwork showing the original printing quality permutations, entirely un-retouched. Illustrated throughout with Depero's futuristic work in painting, sculpture, architecture, theater and commercial designs, but above all his experimental avant-garde typography, all printed on paper of various... Read more
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$1,450.00
Il Cantastorie di Campari. Quinta Raccolta

Il Cantastorie di Campari. Quinta Raccolta

by Simoni, Renato & Bruno Munari (illus.)

Unpaginated collection (61 pp.) of 27 love poems by Simoni, each poem accompanied by a bright and colorful Futurist-inspired illustration by Futurist artist Bruno Munari, the volume as a whole published as a promotional book for the liqueur and aperitif producer, Campari. 4to. Original illustrated cardstock wrrps., metal spiral binding. Some very minor foxing and dust-staining, overall very fine. Milano (Davide Campari & C.) 1932. No. 130 from a limited edition of 1000. Bruno Munari was an Italian... Read more
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$7,500.00
La Musica Futurista: Manifesto Tecnico

La Musica Futurista: Manifesto Tecnico

by [Futurist Music] Pratella, Balilla

Milan: Direzione del Movimento Futurista, [1911]. Single sheet folded once to make [4]pp. Soft horizontal fold to middle, else a nice example of this early Futurist music manifesto. The first musician to "surrender to the persuasion of promises and liberation", Pratella was courted early on by Marinetti to join his new movement that he hoped would breathe new life into Italian culture. Though not as nihilistic as Russolo's Art of Noises published three years later, he still makes what... Read more
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$500.00
The Next Century

The Next Century

by Halberstam, David

New York: Morrow, 1991. First trade edition. 126pp. 8vo. Cloth and boards. Fine in fine dj. First trade edition. 126pp. 8vo. Inscribed "To Shirley & Dick (Clurman) with gratitude for 28 years of friendship & still counting David Feb 1991."
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$75.00
ULTIMO. AN IMAGINATIVE NARRATION OF LIFE UNDER THE EARTH with Projections by John Vassos and the text by Ruth Vassos.

ULTIMO. AN IMAGINATIVE NARRATION OF LIFE UNDER THE EARTH with Projections by John Vassos and the text by Ruth Vassos.

by Vassos, Ruth, text by. Projections by John Vassos

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1930. hardcover. near Fine. Vassos, John. Quarto, blue cloth covers with black titles and design. Unpaginated. 22 illustrations. Short tear on one leaf in margin does not affect text or illustration. Former owner name on front free endpaper. "John Vassos, artist, and industrial designer, studied under John Singer Sargent, George Bridgeman, and John Sloan. His first industrial design was a lotion bottle that became popular as a hip flask during Prohibition.... Read more
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$75.00
The Next Century

The Next Century

by Halberstam, David

NY: William Morrow & Co. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1991. First Trade Edition; First Printing. BOARDS. 068810391X . Fine in Fine jacket HARDCOVER. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages .
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$14.50
Manifesti dei Musicisti Futuristi

Manifesti dei Musicisti Futuristi

by [Futurist Music] Pratella, Balilla

Milan: Direzione del Movimento Futurista, [1911]. Single sheet folded once to make [4]pp. Soft horizontal fold to middle with a few tiny spots of loss to the rear, else a very good example of this early Futurist manifesto, the first on music. The first musician to "surrender to the persuasion of promises and liberation", Pratella was courted early on by Marinetti to join his new movement that he hoped would breathe new life into Italian culture. Though not as nihilistic as Russolo's Art... Read more
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$500.00
Proroki i predtechi poslednego zaveta. Imazhinisty. Esenin. Kusikov. Mariengof [Prophets and forerunners of the last testament. Imaginists. Esenin. Kusikov. Mariengof]

Proroki i predtechi poslednego zaveta. Imazhinisty. Esenin. Kusikov. Mariengof [Prophets and forerunners of the last testament. Imaginists. Esenin. Kusikov. Mariengof]

by Grigor'ev, Sergei

[Moscow]: SAAV, [1921]. Octavo (24.7 × 18 cm). Original printed wrappers; 46 pp. Light wear and staining to wrappers; else good or better. This polemical work offers a scathing critique of Imaginism, a movement in avant-garde Russian poetry that polemicized with Futurism (especially with Mayakovsky), and saw the creation of the image as the main objective of poetic art. Sergei Esenin, Anatoli Mariengof, and Vadim Shershenevich are typically named as the founders of the group, with other prominent... Read more
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$300.00
Severini: Oeuvres Futuristes et Cubistes

Severini: Oeuvres Futuristes et Cubistes

by SEVERINI, Gino & BOLLIGER, Hans

Paris: Berggruen & Cie, 1956. First. paperback. fine. Severini, Gino. 2 page introduction by Severini and 3 page chronology by Hans Bolliger. Slim 8vo pamphlet. 24 pages in all with 15 illustrations, including 8 in pochoir, one of which is double-page, all printed by Jacomet. The color pictorial wrapper is a wrap-around lithograph printed by Mourlot. Paris: Berggruen & Cie, (1956). A fine copy of this scarce catalogue.
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$150.00
Nowa kultura: tygodnik [New Culture: a weekly], vol. II, no. 14 (29)

Nowa kultura: tygodnik [New Culture: a weekly], vol. II, no. 14 (29)

by Kwiatkowska, Franciszka and Edward Staniewski, editors

Warsaw: Franciszka Kwiatkowska, 1924. Octavo (25 × 17.5 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers with cover and typography design by Mieczysław Szczuka; 24 pp. Wrappers very lightly smudged; else very good or better. Single issue of the important Polish modernist and avant-garde literary and political journal, published from July 1923 to September 1924 by the avant-garde artist Mieczysław Szczuka and communist activists and promoters of the Polish labor movement Jan Hempel... Read more
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$750.00
Visions of the Future The Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Visions of the Future The Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

by Heilbroner, Robert

New York and Oxford: The New York Public Library and Oxford University Press. 1995. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. x, 133pp. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$20.00
THE NEXT CENTURY Signed Easton Press

THE NEXT CENTURY Signed Easton Press

by David Halberstam

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1991. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; Signed limited edition. ; The Signed First Editions Series.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box.; Signed by Author .
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$274.97
The Next Century

The Next Century

by Halberstam, David

Paperback. Very Good.
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£14.13