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Image for Flora Whitney Miller: Her Life, Her World

Flora Whitney Miller: Her Life, Her World

By: (Whitney Museum)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Whitney Museum of American Art: 1987

Seller ID: 000706


128 pages, profusely illustrated; an "Album of Reminiscences and Photographs". Essay contributions by dozens of notables such as, John Baur, Lloyd Goodrich, Michael Graves, Benno Schmidt, James Michener, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Clean and tight; over wrapper worn along the top edge. View more info

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Warhol

By: Bockris, Victor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1989

Seller ID: 002105


534 pages; b&w illustrations. Clean and tight. View more info

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Edward Steichen, Lives in Photography

By: Brandow, Todd and William A. Ewing with contributions from A. D. Coleman, Catherine Coleman, William A. Ewing, Ronald J. Gedrim, et al.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Minneapolis / Lausanne / New York, Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography and the Musee de l'Elysee with W.W. Norton and Company: 2008

Edition: First U.S Edition

Seller ID: 004836


336 pages; 243 illustrations. Chronology; Selected Bibliography; Gossary of Photographic Processes Used by Steichen; Works in the Exhibition (includes the process used for each photo) ; Index. Published to accompany the frist posthumous European retrospective of Steichen's work: Jeu de Paume, Musee de l'Elysee, Palazzo Magnani, Museo Ntional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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Suleiman the Magnificent - Scourge of Heaven

By: Bridge, Antony

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Dorset Press: 1966

Seller ID: 001420


220 pages; b&w illustrations. By the author of The Crusades. Suleiman's rise to power and his threat to and wars with Europe: Islam's counter-crusade against western Christendom. A good read. View more info

Image for Compostela and Europe: The Story of Diego Gelmirez

Compostela and Europe: The Story of Diego Gelmirez

By: Castineiras, Manuel Quitterie Cazes; Annaig Chatain; et al. (Essays) Manuel Castineiras; Fatima Diez; Emmanuel Garland; et al. (Text of the Catalog Entries)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Milan, Skira: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004841


430 pages; numerous illustrations, most in color. Appendix includes Comparative Chronology (comparing Compstela progress and wors to Hispanic Kingdoms and Europe); Works in the Exhibition; Bibliography. Gelmirez, the first Archbishop of Compostela built it in the 11th and 12th centuries into a wider European power center some say equal to Rome and Jerusalem. Items in the exhibition include historical documents, some illuminated. Red remainder mark on bottom edge. Otherwi... View more info

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Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close up

By: Colacello, Bob

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers (harper collins): 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002148


514 pages; b&w illustrations. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper, otherwise clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

Image for Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Two - 1933-1938

Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Two - 1933-1938

By: Cook, Blanche Wiesen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004785


686 pages; illustrated woth photographs. Remainder mark on bottom edge, otherwise the book is as new. View more info

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Memoirs of Lorenzo Da Ponte

By: Da Ponte, Lorenzo; Elisabeth Abbott (Translated from the Italian); Arthur Livingston (Edited and Annotated); Thomas G. Bergin (Preface)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Orion Press: 1959

Seller ID: 004938


277 pages; 25 b&w illustrations. "Mozart's librettist (and friend), Casanova's friend, the first Professor of Italian Literature at Columbia University." Reads like a novel with a stream of characters and places that the author encounters. Clean throughout; binding tight; boards darkened on edges. Jacket chipped with some material loss at extremities. View more info

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Savage Messiah

By: Ede, H.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Literary Guild: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004462


260 pages; b&w illustrations. The life of the young French scupltor, Henri Gaudier. He took the surname of the woman who became his partner/confidant, Sophie Brezska. He died in WW I battle. Clean throughout; tightly bound. The spine is faded. View more info

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The First Romantics

By: Elwin, Malcolm

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000870


280 pages. A collective biography of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey. Contents clean and tight, nearly unblemished; boards are clean with gilt titles, one corner is lightly worn. Dustjacket is chipped along the edges and price-clipped. View more info

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Sarah Bernhardt: Artist and Icon

By: Emboden, William A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Irvine, California, Severin Wunderman Museum Publications: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001429


171 pages; numerous b&w photographs and illustrations, some in color. Well written biographical narrative woven among the many photgraphs of Bernhardt and illustrations of Bernhardt memorabilia.. View more info

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Pepys Himself

By: Emden, Cecil S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Seller ID: 004508


146 pages. A study of Pepys charcter - "the kind of man Pepys was" - with only light attention to biographical details. Much drawn form Pepys' Diaries. Clean throughout; no tears, flat pages. The dustjacket with small chips along the top edge. View more info

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Louis XVI or The End of the World

By: Faÿ, Bernard; Patrick O'Brian (Translated by)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1968

Edition: First English Translation

Seller ID: 004940


414 pages; b&w illustrations. "Both a biography of a man and a portrait of a revolutionary age, its ideas, and its personalities." Clean throughout; tight binding; jacket price-clipped. View more info

Image for Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall, An Artist's Country Estate

Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall, An Artist's Country Estate

By: Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York / New Haven, The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press: 2006

Seller ID: 004824


262 pages; 348 illustrations, color and b&w. Chronology; Works Cited; Works in the Exhibition (238); Index. Tiffany's estate in Oyster Bay, NY; built by Tiffany (1902-1905) who controlled details of the house, gardens, pools, etc., and , of course decoration.. The book is not a catalog of the exhibition, but is filled with color illustrations of decorative objects and glass as well as historical photos of Tiffany and the estate past the time of its burning. Previous owne... View more info

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Art Lover, a biography of Peggy Guggenheim

By: Gill, Anton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Perennial: 2003

Seller ID: 003994


480 pages; b&w illustrations. Clean within; tight binding; remainder mark on bottom edge. View more info

Image for Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright

Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright

By: Gill, Brendan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, G.P Putnam's Sons: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002169


544 pages; many b&w photographs. An excellent biography by the author a long-time writer for The New Yorker who covered architecture as well as writing poetry, fiction, memoir, other biographies. View more info

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Eric Gill, Autobiography

By: Gill, Eric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Devin-Adair Company: 1945

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 004981


300 pages followed by about 25 pages of illustrations. An Excellent read. A Life. Small punctures to pages 175-176, possibly a staple. Otherwise clean through the text. Old inked price on the front endpaper; attractively designed woman's bookplate on the pastedown. Boards lightly worn at corners and spine; lacking any original brightness, too much time out of the jacket. View more info

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Misia

By: Gold, Arthur; Robert Fizdale

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Morrow Quill Paperbacks: 1981

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004418


338 pages; well illustrated, color and b&w. The wife, muse, sponsor. Perhaps the personification of Art Nouveau. "Her greatest talent - she was a pianist - was the gift of inspiring and bringing together others." Clean throughout; lightly rubbed. View more info

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Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren

By: Gross, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers (harper collins): 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002198


392 pages; a few b&w illustrations. View more info

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Henry Clay Frick, The Man

By: Harvey, George

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1936

Seller ID: 002274


382 pages. "The early days of Frick and his frist steps in business; the Homestead Strike; attempt on his life; relationship with Carnegie, Mellons, other industrialists. An industrial history of the era as well as a portrait of a notable character." Dustjacket darkened unevenly. View more info