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  • de Mejo, Oscar.
    OSCAR DE MEJO'S ABC

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual alphabet book, with de Mejo's famous paintings of American myth and legend used to illustrate the letters of the alphabet. Includes 2 pages of notes on the stories behind the paintings. Large square format, unpaginated, bound in red boards with gilt lettering. ISBN: 0-060205164.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39077
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  • STORY CLOTHS OF BALI. by Fischer, Joseph.
    Fischer, Joseph.
    STORY CLOTHS OF BALI.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first major study of an unusual group of Balinese embroideries - the "story cloths" which are used as ritual decorations and offerings in Balinese and Hindu temples, household ancestor shrines, and village ceremonial buildings - this includes over 200 examples from the author's own collection, depicted in full color. Discusses the various stitching techniques employed for each piece, how to determine the skill level of specific stitches, and the cultural significance of each textile. Includes a glossary of important Balinese characters and terms, bibliography and index. Large format, printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. A beautiful book. 144 pp. ISBN: 1-58008-4877.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 34758
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  • FACE TO FACE: M. W. Hopkins & Noah North. by [Hopkins, M. W. and Noah North] Oak, Jacquelyn; Grant Romer, Mary Black, David Tatham, and William Siles.
    [Hopkins, M. W. and Noah North] Oak, Jacquelyn; Grant Romer, Mary Black, David Tatham, and William Siles.
    FACE TO FACE: M. W. Hopkins & Noah North.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Lexington, MA: Museum of Our National Heritage, 1989. First edition - Monograph on these two nineteenth century upstate New York portrait painters, issued in conjuction with an exhibition of their work. As mention in the introduction by Barbara Franco, this represents the culmination of 13 years of research and its publication comes at a time when there is increasing debate about the definition and significance of folk art. In addition to many plates - including 8 in full color - of the works of these two "naive" or primitive artists, there is much information on their lives and that of their sitters by Jacqueline Oak. Also includes essays on 'The Genesee Country, 1790-1860' by William H. SIles, on 'Artisan…

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    Lexington, MA: Museum of Our National Heritage, 1989. First edition - Monograph on these two nineteenth century upstate New York portrait painters, issued in conjuction with an exhibition of their work. As mention in the introduction by Barbara Franco, this represents the culmination of 13 years of research and its publication comes at a time when there is increasing debate about the definition and significance of folk art. In addition to many plates - including 8 in full color - of the works of these two "naive" or primitive artists, there is much information on their lives and that of their sitters by Jacqueline Oak. Also includes essays on 'The Genesee Country, 1790-1860' by William H. SIles, on 'Artisan Painting in America' by Mary Black, on 'The Daguerrotype as a Portrait Medium' by Grant Romer and more, 124 pp. ISBN: 0-962110779.

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    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated covers (upper corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 45364
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  • KELLY BLUE. by Johnson, William Weber.
    Johnson, William Weber.
    KELLY BLUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1960. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a great natural painter - a man who spent most of his life as a hired hand: a teamster in Arizona, ranch hand in Texas, sheepherder in Nebraska, farmer in the Dust Bowl - although his hope was to be a horse breeder, in his 60's, penniless and ill, he began painting the America he had known and loved. Foreword by Tom Lea. The illustrated endpapers show two of his paintings.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good + dustjacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 13083
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  • WARREN KIMBLE, AMERICAN FOLK ARTIST: His Life, His Art, and Collections. by Kimble, Warren.
    Kimble, Warren.
    WARREN KIMBLE, AMERICAN FOLK ARTIST: His Life, His Art, and Collections.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cumming, IO: Landauer Books, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "From his barn studio to his home and gardens in Brandon, Vermont, delight in the wit and whimsy of America's foremost living folk artist." Includes "inspirations and patterns for creative American folk crafts." SIGNED opposite the title page and dated in the year of publications. Gallery, sources. 125 pp. ISBN: 1-890621099.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 55748
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  • RECLAMATION AND TRANSFORMATION: Three Self-Taught Chicago Artists: David Philpot, Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Kevin Orth. by Patterson, Tom; Artists: David Philpot, Mr. Imagination [Gregory Warmack], Kevin Orth.
    Patterson, Tom; Artists: David Philpot, Mr. Imagination [Gregory Warmack], Kevin Orth.
    RECLAMATION AND TRANSFORMATION: Three Self-Taught Chicago Artists: David Philpot, Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Kevin Orth.

    Edition: First printing, a large format trade paperback.

    Chicago: Terra Museum of American Art, (1994.). First edition - Book produced in connection with an exhibit mounted at the Terra Musuem in 1994. Profusely illustrated in color with many wonderful examples of "outsider art" of fascinating originality. The informative essays by Tom Patterson gives each artist a chance to describe their art in their own words. Includes a chronology of each artist, and a checklist of the exhibition (278 works). Large format. 104 pp. ISBN: 0-932171-079.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 31961
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  • THE ART OF NELLIE MAE ROWE: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do by [Rowe, Nellie Mae.1900-1982] Kogan, Lee
    [Rowe, Nellie Mae.1900-1982] Kogan, Lee
    THE ART OF NELLIE MAE ROWE: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do

    Edition: First printing.

    New York / Jackson, Mississippi: Museum of American Folk Art in Association With University Press of Mississippi, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name at the Museum of American Folk Art in 1999 and on tour in Atlanta and Dallas in 2000. This is the most substantial gathering of Rowe's work to date, with 84 full color reproductions of her work and many black and white photographs. which display the artist's extraordinary intuitive color sense and the vibrancy and variety of her work. The daughter of a former slave Rowe lived her entire life in rural Georgia. She used whatever materials were at hand. When painting and drawing on paper,…

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    New York / Jackson, Mississippi: Museum of American Folk Art in Association With University Press of Mississippi, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name at the Museum of American Folk Art in 1999 and on tour in Atlanta and Dallas in 2000. This is the most substantial gathering of Rowe's work to date, with 84 full color reproductions of her work and many black and white photographs. which display the artist's extraordinary intuitive color sense and the vibrancy and variety of her work. The daughter of a former slave Rowe lived her entire life in rural Georgia. She used whatever materials were at hand. When painting and drawing on paper, Styrofoam, cardboard, and wood, she favored plain and colored pencils, ink and felt tip pens, and gouache. Jewelry, lace, wigs, felt hats, and eye glasses enhanced her cloth dolls. .. . In these color-saturated works, there is an exuberant and idiosyncratic self-expression. Includes a foreword by Gerald Wertkin, an introduction by Kinshasha Holman Conwill and transcriptions of several interviews with Nellie Mae Rowe. Exhibition checklist and chronology. Large format. 112 pp. ISBN: 1578061326.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 63237
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  • DISCOVERING ELLIS RULEY: The Story of an American Outsider Artist by Smith, Glenn Robert with Kenner, Robert
    Smith, Glenn Robert with Kenner, Robert
    DISCOVERING ELLIS RULEY: The Story of an American Outsider Artist

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1993.
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    . Hardcover first edition - The story of a self-taught African American artist who lived in Norwich, Connecticut from 1882 until his mysterious death in 1959, and also the story of the collector, Glenn Smith, who happened upon one of Ruley's paintings, and spent years tracking down his story, and some o f his other works, to produce this book. Illustrated with photographs related to Ruley's life and with beautiful full-color reproductions of his paintings. Large format. ISBN: 0-517-590700.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4839
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  • Traylor, Bill and Barbara Ann Porte.
    BLACK ELEPHANT WITH A BROWN EAR (IN ALABAMA).

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Folk artist Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1854 or 1856, and when he was in his eighties, between 1939 and 1942, he created over 1,200 paintings. This book contains ten full-page, full-color reproductions of his paintings with a story (many based on folktales) by Barbara Ann Porte to accompany each. Frontispiece self-portrait. While published as a children's books, the paintings will appeal to all. Slightly oversized format, 48 pp. ISBN: 0-688143741.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37873
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  • AN ALPHABET OF ANGELS. by Willard, Nancy.
    Willard, Nancy.
    AN ALPHABET OF ANGELS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Scholastic - Blue Sky Press, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - Charming alphabet - for all ages - of common and uncommon guardian angels (the angel of streetlights, the angel of dreaming and more), illustrated with photographs of folk art angels by the author. Oblong format, printed on glossy stock. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-590-48480x.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38501
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