Some black & white illus. 64,  pp. of index. 4to, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. New York: 1981.
Herlin’s 7th catalogue, with the cover designed by Ira Joel Haber. It presents an astounding array of books, catalogues, exhibition ephemera, documents, periodicals, etc. With a total of 565 listings.
Near fine copy; minuscule stain to the upper wrapper and small tear to the bottom of the lower wrapper. This catalogue is unrecorded on WorldCat.
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Some black & white illus. 64,  pp. of index. 4to, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. New York: 1981.
 pp. 4to, hand-stamped wrappers, staple-bound. New York: 1993.
A remarkable bookseller’s catalogue, produced in an edition of 400. Issued from 40 Harrison Street, this catalogue offers an outstanding selection of artists’ books and publications (total of 693). Some items come from the collections of Lucy Lippard, Willoughby Sharp, and Mimi Wheeler. Listings of note include: unique works by Roberta Allen; Ida Applebroog’s book sets (signed), a long run of LeWitt's artist’s books; Nauman’s books; a copy of Ruscha’s A Few Palm Trees inscribed to Seth Siegelaub and Lippard; etc.
Fine. Among American institutions, WorldCat records just the copy at...
Several black & white illus. 25,  pp. of index. 4to, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. New York: n.d. [before 1980].
The fifth catalogue issued by Jean-Noël Herlin (b. 1940), devoted entirely to film and presenting 264 items for sale. It includes books, programs, periodicals, and signed photographs, with a useful index at the end. This was the final catalogue published from Herlin’s premises at 108 West 28th Street (depicted on the upper & lower wrappers).
In fine condition; one of 26 lettered copies signed by Herlin and Joseph Vasta. The total edition size is unknown. Not recorded on WorldCat.
67 pp. 4to, red printed wrappers, staple-bound. New York: n.d. [before 1980].
Herlin’s scarce second catalogue, cover designed by Ira Joel Haber. Issued from his 108 West 28th Street premises, it is divided into four sections: Architecture & design, sculpture, painting & graphic arts (nos. 1-256); Photography (257-270); Film (271-495); and Periodicals & annuals (496-667).
Since the 70s, Herlin (b. 1940) has been one of the most prominent dealers and archivists of avant-garde and art-related material. He opened his first shop in Greenwich Village in November 1972 (32 Jones Street), but was forced to vacate following a flood the next...
Black & white illus. throughout.  pp. (incl. inside of wrappers). 4to, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. New York: 1982.
Rare list devoted to Dada issued by Herlin (b. 1940), wonderfully designed by Buster Cleveland (1943-98). Lists 68 items with a useful index at the end. Fine. This catalogue is not recorded on WorldCat.
Illus. throughout.  pp. 4to, pictorial wrappers (signed by B. Cleveland), staple-bound. New York: 1982.
Scarce list published by Jean-Noël Herlin (b. 1940), this one is devoted to Pop Art. It is sharply designed by the artist Buster Cleveland (1943-98) who has appropriated images from the items offered and collaged them throughout the present catalogue. Contains a total of 139 listings, including books, exhibition catalogues, announcements, and periodicals.
An impressive catalogue, in fine condition. Signed by Buster Cleveland on the upper wrapper in pencil. WorldCat records just the copy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY).
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Black & white illus. 22 pp. throughout. 4to, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. New York: 1982.
One of several impressive lists published by Herlin in 1982. This one focuses on material related to Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder. Our copy has been signed on the inside of the upper wrapper by the designer Ira Joel Haber (b. 1947).
In fine condition. Unrecorded on WorldCat.
Unpaginated. 8vo, blue pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. London: 1994.
Rare bookseller catalogue issued by Peter Gidal. With 507 items listed, including books and artwork by the Bechers, Beckett, Beuys, Cage, Duchamp, Kafka, Klein, Lippard, Polke, Rauschenberg, Roth, Ruscha, Schneemann, Twombly, Warhol (lots!), etc., etc.
Unpaginated. 8vo, buff pictorial wrappers, perfect-bound. London: 1998.
Wide-ranging bookseller’s catalogue compiled by Peter Gidal, scarce. Presents a total of 753 items (antiquarian & modern books, photographs, artworks, etc.), including the work of Avedon, Becher, Beckett, Beuys, Broodthaers, Duchamp, Ginsberg, Haring, Hirst, Hockney, Holzer, Johns, Joyce, Kafka, Koons, Ono, Picasso, Polke, Richter, Roth, Ruscha, Warhol (lots!), etc., etc.
Unpaginated. 8vo, pictorial wrappers. London: 2001.
Rare bookseller catalogue issued by Peter Gidal; a fascinating mix of modern firsts, artists’ books, exhibition catalogues, and artworks.. With 801 items listed, including books and artwork by Beckett, Beuys, Cage, Duchamp, Kafka, Klein, Polke, Rauschenberg, Roth, Ruscha, Schneemann, Twombly, Warhol (lots!), etc., etc.
A fine copy.
210 pp. 8vo, neon yellow glow-in-the-dark semi-stiff wrappers. London: 2008.
Rare bookseller catalogue issued by Peter Gidal; a fascinating mix of modern firsts, artists’ books, exhibition catalogues, and artworks. With 768 items listed, including books and artwork by Beckett, Beuys, Cage, Duchamp, Kafka, Klein, Polke, Rauschenberg, Roth, Ruscha, Schneemann, Twombly, Warhol (lots!), etc., etc.
Single sheet with two vertical folds, forming  pp. New York: 1971.
The very rare second catalogue published by Seth Siegelaub’s International General book publishing and distribution firm. In 1970, Siegelaub (1941-2013) founded the company in an effort to streamline the dissemination of his legendary exhibition catalogues as well as celebrated books & catalogues by Lippard, Ruscha, Weiner, Barry, Ruppersberg, and Merz.
In the announcement letter of International General’s founding — a copy of which is found in the Museum of Modern Art’s Library (NY) — Siegelaub writes: “Because of the increasing demands for catalogues and books dealing with the...
14 pp. Folded loose sheets. New York: 1974.
Newsletter distributed by Rietman, one of the main purveyors of art books in New York in the latter half of the 20th century. Offers mostly exhibition catalogues and art monographs, but we note the “S.M.S.” portfolio for $150. We include a brochure for “The Nova Scotia Series” and a typed letter signed by Rietman.
Numerous illus. Large folding poster (914 x 610 mm.), folded into eight panels (minor wear to the central fold). [San Francisco]: November 2010.
Leiber’s scarce penultimate catalogue (no. 51), a poster issued on the occasion of the 2010 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1; WorldCat records no copies in the United States. “This poster mimics the event flyer for 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, a series that took place October 13-23, 1966, at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York. The series was the inaugural program of the Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) organization and involved a....
Single folded sheet with inkjet color illus., and printed text on both sides (277 x 102 mm. folded), laid in original plastic cassette case (a little worn), and original audio cassette. [From the folded sheet]: San Francisco: April 1998.
A very rare Leiber catalogue (no. 32), and one of his most ingenious vehicles for offering materials. The catalogue consists of an audio cassette, its case, and a list laid-in the case. “Artists, curators, art librarians, and others associated with the art world were faxed catalog entries with instructions to call and read the entry aloud over Steven Leiber’s answering machine...
Many black & white illus. Ca. 320 unnumbered pages. Photocopied sheets (280 x 215 mm.), mounted with a metal bracket, orig. manila folder, title written in blue marker on upper cover & spine. [From title page & spine]: San Francisco: 1994.
A famous Steven Leiber (1957-2012) catalogue, his 16th, describing more than 700 items; printed in an edition of about 100 copies. This catalogue is modeled after Harald Szeemann’s catalogue for the celebrated Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form exhibition presented at the Kunstalle Bern in 1969. “Rose Holtz,” mentioned on the cover, is Leiber’s grandmother, whose basement...
13 double-page illus. 5 pp. of text. 4to (280 x 215 mm.), orig. plain stiff boards, spine taped as issued. San Francisco: Steven Leiber, .
Steven Leiber’s rare last catalogue, devoted to the artists’ books of the Schmidt-Heins sororal twins, with color reproductions of their work. It is modeled after the exhibition catalogue Buchwerke, Barbara Schmidt-Heins, Gabriele Schmidt-Heins, Original-Bucher 1972 bis 1976, issued by the Kunstraum München & the Institut für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, in 1976. This catalogue offers 14 unique bookworks for sale (seven by each twin), and provides detailed descriptions of their structures and illustrations.
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Black & white illus. on first & last pages. Two large folded brown sheets (457 x 305 mm. folded). 6 pp. of text & one small blue sheet entitled “Vault Room” laid-in. San Francisco: 1996.
Leiber’s uncommon 25th catalogue, published for an exhibition (18 July - 31 August 1996) at Track 16 Gallery in Los Angeles. Designed by Jody Zellen and Yoon Ki Chai and published in an edition of around 1000 copies.
In excellent condition.
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Nine stapled & folded sheets (298 x 199 mm. unfolded), printed on both sides & 16 cards (191 x 149 mm.), with black & white illus. and facsimile ms. on reverse, both housed in the orig. cardstock box (205 x 161 x 24 mm.), with text on lid, sides, and bottom (lid a trifle soiled). Black & white illus. on inside of lid & floor of box. San Francisco: 2007.
Leiber’s rare 47th catalogue, which was issued for the second annual New York Art Book Fair, in 2007. It imitates Giulio Paolini’s boxed publication accompanying his 1977 exhibition at the...
Single printed sheet & large crumpled and folded sheet (ca. 440 x 600), printed on both sides. San Francisco: .
A very rare Steven Leiber (1957-2012) catalogue, one of approximately 100 copies produced. Numbered by Leiber as no. 30, Steven Leiber Catalogs has it as his 36th (March 1999). Imitating Duchamp’s celebrated poster and a work by Martin Creed, this catalogue is also very rare. Our copy is complete with the tongue-in-cheek certificate of authenticity for “A Sheet of 24 x 18 inch paper printed on both sides crumpled into a ball.”
The catalogue itself offers artists’ books by Roberta...