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  • TRANSIENT POET: William Allan Retrospective. by Allan, William; Kenneth Baker and Janice Driesbach
    Allan, William; Kenneth Baker and Janice Driesbach
    TRANSIENT POET: William Allan Retrospective.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Sacramento, California: Crocker Art Museum, (1994.). First edition - Exhibition catalog, January 14 - March 6, 1994. Includes a long essay by the artist himself as well as essays by exhibit curator Janice Driesbach, focusing on the evolution of his work and by Kenneth Baker on "Painting against the Current." Illustrated with 32 full-page full color plates of his works from the early, more clearly narrative, paintings as well as his later studies of fish. 60 pp, printed on heavy gloss stock, measures 9 3/4" square.

    Condition: Near fine (bookplate inside front cover.)

    Book ID: 44667
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  • TRANSIENT POET: William Allan Retrospective. by Allan, William; Kenneth Baker and Janice Driesbach
    Allan, William; Kenneth Baker and Janice Driesbach
    TRANSIENT POET: William Allan Retrospective.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Sacramento, California: Crocker Art Museum, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Exhibition catalog, January 14 - March 6, 1994. Includes a long essay by the artist himself as well as essays by exhibit curator Janice Driesbach, focusing on the evolution of his work and by Kenneth Baker on "Painting against the Current." Illustrated with 32 full-page full color plates of his works from the early, more clearly narrative, paintings as well as his later studies of fish. SIGNED by the artist William M. Allan inside the front over. 60 pp, printed on heavy gloss stock, measures 9 3/4" square.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68505
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  • HOROLOGY ON THE HALF SHELL by Belin, Peter.
    Belin, Peter.
    HOROLOGY ON THE HALF SHELL

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Highland House, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather quirky monograph covering years of the history of watches and timepieces, and the craft and art of the the watchmaker, from the early days of the mechanical escapement in 1550 to 1950, Beautifully illustrating with many full color and black and white photographs by im Waring. Large format, printed on heavy stock throughout. xi, 60 pp. ISBN: 0-918712-06-8.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43898
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  • CLARENCE HOLBROOK CARTER. by [Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000] Trapp, Frank Anderson; Douglas Dreishpoon and Ricardo Pau-Llosa, text. Foreword by James A. Michener.
    [Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000] Trapp, Frank Anderson; Douglas Dreishpoon and Ricardo Pau-Llosa, text. Foreword by James A. Michener.
    CLARENCE HOLBROOK CARTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rizzoli, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the life and work of this American artist. Foreword by James A. Michener. Essays by Frank Anderson Trapp (The Early Years), Douglas Dreishpoon (The Middle Years: Between Temporality and Timelessness) and Ricardo Pau-Llosa (The Recent Years: The Ovoid-Symbol As Structure and Thought). Illustrated with almost 100 color plates and many black and white photographs. Includes a selected bibliography, lists of individual and group shows, collections, index. Large square format. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-084780975.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacke (some edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 68459
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  • NEROCCIO DE'LANDI 1447-1500. by Coor, Gertrude.
    Coor, Gertrude.
    NEROCCIO DE'LANDI 1447-1500.

    Edition: First edition.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first significant monograph on this fiftheenth century Sienese painter and sculptor's work, which had been neglected by most art historians "because this art is not strikingly original and is quite restricted iconographically, the majority of the works being representations of the Madonna and Child" but later discoveries and the cleaning and restoration of some of his works led to an increased interest in them. Quarto, bound in full navy buckram blocked in black on the spine with gilt titling. Frontispiece. xviii, 235 pp plus a 56 page section with 146 black and white plates of his works.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some sunning to the dj)

    Book ID: 80028
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  • THE ROSE OF DEATH AND OTHER MYSTERIOUS DELUSIONS. by Hawthorne, Julian (edited, with an Introductory Monograph, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson.)
    Hawthorne, Julian (edited, with an Introductory Monograph, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson.)
    THE ROSE OF DEATH AND OTHER MYSTERIOUS DELUSIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collects eight of the best of his supernatural tales by Julian Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne's only child, including Hawthorne's early vampire classic, "Ken's Mystery" and the gothic novella "Kildhurm's Oak." Edited and with a long monograph by Salmonson on the life and work of Hawthorne. A very attractive production, produced in an edition limited to 500 copies (with additional copies for legal deposit purposes.) xlii, 183 pp plus drawing by Deborah McMillion-Nearing and colophon. ISBN: 189956232X.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page by Salmonson. Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 44302
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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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  • ALLAN HOUSER (Ha-O-Zous.) by [Houser, Allan, signed] Perlman, Barbara H.
    [Houser, Allan, signed] Perlman, Barbara H.
    ALLAN HOUSER (Ha-O-Zous.)

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: David R. Godine, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Here is the first major book on the life and work of the dean of Native American sculptors. . . .As a gifted interpreter of the changing tribal world he knows so well, he has created a unique sculptural legacy.". The text interweaves his life as an artist and his personal background, his philosophy and view of the world. Illustrated with photographs of almost 300 of his works, 112 in full color, plus other photographs documenting his story and that of his people. Mescalero Apaches. SIGNED by author on title page in red ink. Chronology of his life and works at the front of the book, notes and…

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    Boston: David R. Godine, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Here is the first major book on the life and work of the dean of Native American sculptors. . . .As a gifted interpreter of the changing tribal world he knows so well, he has created a unique sculptural legacy.". The text interweaves his life as an artist and his personal background, his philosophy and view of the world. Illustrated with photographs of almost 300 of his works, 112 in full color, plus other photographs documenting his story and that of his people. Mescalero Apaches. SIGNED by author on title page in red ink. Chronology of his life and works at the front of the book, notes and index at the rear. Large format. printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 263 pp. Laid in are several sheets stapled for a fundraiser for "Futures for Children" held at the Danson's and featuring Houser's sculptures. Included is a detailed map of where the sculptures could be found in the house, with prices, and cross-indexed to the pages in this book. ISBN: 0-87923-7155.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50535
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  • ARROW RELEASE DISTRIBUTIONS: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 23. Number 4. by Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred L. 1876-1960)
    Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred L. 1876-1960)
    ARROW RELEASE DISTRIBUTIONS: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 23. Number 4.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1927. First edition - A monograph by this noted and early anthropologist, of interest because of the information it includes on the pull used by the Yahi of Northern California, information learned from Ishi, the last of his tribe, who spent the last 5 years of his life living at the Museum of Anthropology at UC San Francisco. Pages 283-296

    Condition: Fine in gray stapled wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 76372
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  • BEAST IN THE MIRROR: the Life of Outsider Artist Antonio Ligabue by [Ligabue, Antonio] Jones, Karen Kavelin.
    [Ligabue, Antonio] Jones, Karen Kavelin.
    BEAST IN THE MIRROR: the Life of Outsider Artist Antonio Ligabue

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first work about Liguabue (1899-1965) to appear in English. The reclusive artist, an outsider in every way, spent most of his life in a hut beside the Po River in Italy. Illustrated in both color and black and white. 136 pp. ISBN: 0-88496-4248.

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

    Book ID: 9347
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  • [Maybeck, Bernard] Cardwell, Kenneth
    BERNARD MAYBECK: Artisan, Architect, Artist.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a large square paperback.

    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, (1983.). A study of the influential San Francisco Bay Area architect Maybeck by his friend Kenneth Cardwell. Maybeck designed numerous homes (including the shingled houses in Berkeley), the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, buildings on the U.C. Berkeley campus, and much more Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, plans and elevations. Includes a Chronology of Executed Works & Projects & Bibliography. Bibliography; Index. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-87905-1485.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57587
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  • BERNARD MAYBECK: Artisan, Architect, Artist. by [Maybeck, Bernard] Cardwell, Kenneth
    [Maybeck, Bernard] Cardwell, Kenneth
    BERNARD MAYBECK: Artisan, Architect, Artist.

    Edition: First printing, a large square paperback.

    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, (1983.). First edition - A study of the influential San Francisco Bay Area architect Maybeck by his friend Kenneth Cardwell. Maybeck designed numerous homes (including the shingled houses in Berkeley), the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, buildings on the U.C. Berkeley campus, and much more Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, plans and elevations. Includes a Chronology of Executed Works & Projects & Bibliography. Bibliography; Index. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-87905-1485.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57588
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  • ROLAND OUDOT. by [Oudot, Roland] Vouga, Daniel
    [Oudot, Roland] Vouga, Daniel
    ROLAND OUDOT.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Crown, n.d. (ca 1970) dj. Hardcover - Monograph translated from the French by L.G. Rofe & A.P.H. Hamilton. Illustrated throughout with numerous full color reproductions of his works, plus many black and white sketches. Biographical chronology and bibliography. 93 pp. plus list of illustrations. Large format.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth, no dust jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 57909
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  • THE EFFECTS OF INBREEDING ON JAPANESE CHILDREN by Schull, William J. and James V. Neel.
    Schull, William J. and James V. Neel.
    THE EFFECTS OF INBREEDING ON JAPANESE CHILDREN

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A highly technical monograph on the extent of mortality and morbidity among children resulting from consanguineous marriage in Japan." Chapters include Statistical Methods; The Comparability of the Consanguinity Groups; Inbreeding & Mortality in the Japanese; Medical Histories; Physical Disease; Anthropometries; Radiological Studies of Growth & Development; Dental Characteristics; Laboratory Studies; Neuromuscular & Mental Status; School Data; The 'Average' Child of Inbreeding; The Interpretation of the Effects of Inbreeding; Appendices. Includes charts & tables.Quarto. xii, 419 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (some short closed tears, crease on spine of dj).

    Book ID: 56866
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