Yantai, China: Self-Help Department, Women's Bible School, Presbyterian Mission, circa 1930. Oblong folio, measuring 14 x 10.5 inches. Contemporary flexible boards covered in gold silk brocade with red stitching. Letterpress description of “the cut-outs of Temple Hill” mounted to front pastedown. 42 pages, 24 of which are decorated with tissue-guarded...
Florence: Giulio Giannini & Son, . Sixteenmo pamphlet, measuring 5.75 x 3.75 inches: . Original red, green, and yellow patterned paper wrappers, pastedown label to upper wrapper. Two black-and-white views of Florence; seven halftone reproductions of paintings printed on rectos only. Endnotes at rear. Occasional spot of foxing.
Paris: Henri Laurens, Editeur, . Quarto, original color pictorial paper boards, sixteen staple-bound pages. Includes seven color plates and seven matching uncolored plates, with two additional uncolored plates reproducing the color images printed on the boards. Light general foxing and toning.
Rome: Faro Disegni, circa 1940-1965. Collection of 168 original hand-colored designs for porcelain plates, each on a separate sheet, of various sizes: a group of 111 designs executed in pencil, ink, and watercolor on heavy paper, most measuring 14.5 x 13 inches, and a smaller group of 57 sketches, executed...
Manchester: Geoffrey George, circa 1950. Original gouache design, painted in brown and white on single sheet of black paper, measuring 10.25 x 9.25 inches. Evidence of adhesive removal to verso.
Vienna: circa 1950. Original pen and watercolor design on single sheet of buff paper, measuring 16.5 x 12.5 inches. Adhesive residue from previous matting around unfinished edges.
Bransche: Gebr. Rasch & Co., circa 1952. Pictorial wallpaper sample, printed in black and grey, measuring 15.5 x 18 inches. Stamped on verso: “RASCH WATERFAST / HAMBURG 1 / R2087 / $3.25 PER SINGLE ROLL.” Two short closed tears to top edge.
(London): Percy Lund, Humphries & Co., (1960). Octavo, measuring 9 x 6 inches: . Original green paper boards lettered in black and white dots. Text printed in black, orange, and blue. Illustrated with photolithographed annotations and vignettes, full-page drawings, diagrams, photographs of Duchamp’s work (including one folding plate), and musical...
New York: Sackett, Williams and Betzig, . Chromolithographic pictorial trade card heightened in gold, measuring 5 by 4 inches, invitation on verso printed in black and white. Lightest edgewear.
Prague: Statní Nakladatelství Detské Knihy, 1966. Single volume, measuring 9.25 x 6.5 inches: 167, . Original white cloth stamped in tan, black and blue endpapers, top edge stained blue, glossy unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Title page printed in blue and black; nineteen full-page color collages. Light spotting to boards...
[Los Angeles]: California State University Art Museum, 1979. Single volume, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches: 94, . Original stiff pictorial photographic wrappers, black endleaves. Illustrated with photographs throughout text. Lightest shelfwear to wrappers.
England: circa 1957. Single volume, measuring 14.75 x 10.25 inches: . Original full tan morocco, front board stamped with dozens of tiny gilt stars, spine stamped with stars and lettered in gilt, heavy purple endpapers hand-stamped with border of yellow squares. Unfinished manuscript title page stamped with border of yellow...
Tokyo: (Takum Craft Shop), 1972. Portfolio measuring 15 x 11.5 inches, original stiff mulberry paper wrappers, two pastedown stencil-dyed mulberry paper labels to front wrapper, pastedown table of contents to rear wrapper, twelve loose broadside sheets (one for each month), each stencil-dyed in multiple colors on mulberry paper, untrimmed.