Printed on recto, mailing address on verso, mailed. New York: John Weber Gallery, 1980.
Scarce LeWitt ephemera from John Weber Gallery. Presumably this was an exhibition of original photographs which eventually served as the basis for two of LeWitt's sought-after photobooks which came out the same year: Autobiography (1980) and Sunrise and Sunset at Praiano (1980).
Near fine example; faint crease. Mailed to photographer Eve Sonneman.
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Printed on recto, mailing address on verso, mailed. New York: John Weber Gallery, 1980.
Black & white illus. on recto, details on verso. Pictorial postcard. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1969.
Rare postcard invitation to LeWitt’s second presentation with Fischer. Their first collaboration had taken place 6 January-3 February 1968 – the gallerist’s fourth exhibition and the artist’s debut show in Europe. LeWitt’s preliminary sketch for one of the two wall drawings shown, A square divided horizontally and vertically into four equal parts, each with a different direction of lines (1969) is reproduced on the recto.
“Konrad Fischer most likely saw Sol LeWitt’s work for the first time in 1967 in the exhibition Serielle Formationen in...
Text on recto, details on verso. Postcard, mailed. Düsseldorf: Konrad Fischer, 1977.
Invitation to LeWitt’s 1977 show at Konrad Fischer’s Platanenstrasse gallery. The artist presented a group of geometric wood figures that were hung on the wall. In excellent condition. Mailed to the family of Oscar Ackermann of Leverkusen.
❧ D. Fischer, ed., Ausstellungen bei Konrad Fischer: Düsseldorf Oktober 1967-Oktober 1992 (Edition Marzona: 1993) 126.
Black & white illus. on recto, details on verso. Pictorial postcard. Houston: Cusack Gallery, 1973.
Rare and early postcard for LeWitt’s exhibition at Houston’s Cusack Gallery. Barbara Cusack (now Hill) opened the space in 1971, and shortly thereafter began hosting exhibitions by a series of influential Conceptual and Minimalist artists, such as Mangold, LeWitt, Kawara, Buren, Tuttle, Ian Wilson, Darboven, Andre, Dibbets, etc. By 1976, she was forced to close the little-known gallery.
In fine condition.
❧ Michael Lailach, ed., Printed Matter: Die Sammlung Marzona in der Kunstbibliothek (2005), p. 138.
Not in P. Credi, ed., An Invitation to Sol...
Large folding poster, offset-printed in four colors on thick paper. Rome: Ugo Ferranti, 1980.
A beautiful and large poster made on the occasion of LeWitt’s show with Ugo Ferranti in Rome. The artist later published an artist’s book with Ferranti, entitled Venti forme derivate da un cubo (1982).
In excellent condition.
Details and illus. on recto, verso blank. Pictorial card. New York: John Weber Gallery, 1980.
Invitation distributed by John Weber Gallery for an exhibition of Sol LeWitt photographs. These photographs were eventually used in LeWitt’s 1982 artist’s book under the same title, published by Texas Gallery.
❧ Not in P. Credi, ed., An Invitation to Sol LeWitt (2016).
Many illus. Unpaginated. 4to, pictorial wrappers (spine a trifle worn), staple-bound. Minneapolis: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1988.
Uncommon exhibition catalogue. A nicely illustrated publication with text by Betty Bright, scholar of artists’ books and then director of the MCBA. Books were loaned by LeWitt himself, Walker Art Center Library, and Texas Gallery.
Nice copy of a useful reference on LeWitt’s books.
Color illustrations throughout (on covers & inside of covers).  leaves. Tall 8vo, semi-stiff pictorial covers, stitched. Paris: Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, .
A rather scarce and nicely illustrated exhibition catalogue/artist’s book stemming from LeWitt's 1987 exhibition in Paris. Two publications were realized in conjunction with the occasion, the other, entitled Four Colors and All Their Combinations, consists of 20 leaves and has the exhibition’s dates as 20 February-19 April. It focuses on single colors and their transformations when mixed, while the present book reproduces Wall Drawings of geometrical shapes. As indicated by the text on...
Color illus. throughout. 141,  pp. Small 4to, softcover with flaps. Foligno, Italy: Edizioni Viaindustriae, 2009.
An essential reference recording nearly all of Sol LeWitt’s artist’s books, profusely illustrated. Near fine; one of 1000 copies. This is the 2009 edition, the book was reprinted in 2010.
Rich color illus. Leporello forming  pp. Oblong 4to, orig. pictorial boards, title on spine. Munster, Germany: 1987.
Scarce Sol LeWitt exhibition catalogue/artist’s book. Recreates the entire wall installation specially made for the exhibition with an effective use of the leporello format. The illustrations are beautifully printed.
❧ Maffei & de Donno, Sol LeWitt Artist’s Books (2009), p. 120.
Sol LeWitt: Libros, El concepto como arte (2014) 69 (pictured on pp. 155–57).
12 black & white illus.  pp. Very tall 8vo (169 x 356 mm.), orig. printed wrappers (some sunning), staple-bound. Zurich: Bruno Bischofberger, 1969.
LeWitt’s second “autonomous” artist’s book – i.e., not connected to an exhibition or part of another publication. This is one of 1000 copies printed, all of which were numbered (ours is no. 924), there were also 500 copies signed by LeWitt.
49 three-part variations… was published by the Zurich gallerist Bruno Bischofberger, with whom LeWitt had his first solo presentation in February-March 1968. Bischofberger, along with Konrad Fischer and Heiner Friedrich, was one of the earliest...
Numerous black & white illus. throughout.  pp. Large 4to (261 x 262 mm.), orig. printed wrappers & orig. glossy pictorial dust-jacket, price unclipped. New York City: Multiples, Inc., 1980.
First edition of LeWitt’s celebrated book, in which he meticulously records with photographs the possessions in his studio and home; this is a superb copy with a signed and dated original drawing inscribed by LeWitt “for Richard Wr—? / Sol LeWitt / Las Cruces / Nov. 20, 1981” on the recto of the front free endpaper. Nearly every page in this work comprises, in a 3 x 3 grid, nine...
 pp. Single folded A3 sheet. Amsterdam: Art & Project, 1971.
LeWitt’s scarce third Art & Project bulletin, this copy is in excellent condition with the additional folds forming 48 rectangles. It is one of several bulletins that were intentionally left blank by the artists designing them.
“Sol LeWitt’s Bulletin 43 is another issue that is blank inside, but in this case LeWitt had each closed Bulletin folded vertically and three time horizontally to create 48 rectangles when the Bulletin is opened up…At first sight, the rectangles created out of Bulletin 43 each appear to be squares, but the fact...
Color illus. throughout.  pp. Oblong 8vo, purple printed wrappers, staple-bound. Exeter: SpaceX; Edinburgh: Morning Star, 2002.
LeWitt’s final artist’s book, scarce; it consists of found postcards picturing Chicago. “Published as part of the SPACEX touring exhibition, Generator, organised in collaboration with STAR and with support from the Arts Council of England.”
Fine copy. Designed by Colin Sackett and printed in an edition of 1000.
❧ Maffei & de Donno, Sol LeWitt: Artist’s Books (2009), pp. 134-35.
Sol LeWitt: Libros, El concepto como arte (2014) 81.
Color illus. throughout, printed with 4-color offset lithography.  pp. Square 4to (200 x 200 mm.), orig. printed wrappers, perfect-bound. New York: Multiples, Inc. & Colombes, France: Générations, 1977.
First edition of LeWitt’s first artist’s book published with Marian Goodman’s Multiples, Inc. Up to this point the artist had produced a number of prints and portfolios through Goodman, but this was the first “multiple” made in book form. This work consists of 78 combinations of the components listed in the title.
Fine copy. Printed in an edition of 2000 copies.
❧ D. Schwarz, ed., Multiples, Inc.: 1965-1992 (2021) 1977.15 (pictured...
16 black & white plates.  pp. Square 4to (200 x 200 mm.), orig. illustrated semi-stiff wrappers (spine sunned & a trifle stained), staple-bound. London: Studio International, 1969.
One of LeWitt’s earliest artist’s books, remarkably well-preserved. This is the artist’s fifth book, but the third standalone publication not originating from an exhibition or periodical. It is now scarce on the market.
“The front cover of Four Basic Kinds of Straight Lines is an exemplary statement of the compositional elements: vertical lines, horizontal lines and the two sets of diagonal lines. The proportions are immaculate. The back cover, in turn, states...
Black & white illus. 1 large illustrated sheet & 1 folded illustrated sheet forming  pp., loose as issued in printed glossy wrappers. Hamburg: Hossmann; Brussels: Yves Gevaert, 1974.
Uncommon artist’s book by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) published in conjunction with his show at the Palais des beaux-arts in Brussels (May-June 1974). With captions detailing LeWitt’s artworks in parallel English, French, and Dutch.
In excellent condition.
❧ G. Maffei & E. de Donno, Sol LeWitt: Artist’s Books (2009), p. 55.
Sol LeWitt: Libros, El concepto como arte (2014) 26 (pictured pp. 96-99)
Seven color illus.  pp. Square 4to (181 x 181 mm.), orig. printed wrappers, staple-bound. Jerusalem: 1975.
Scarce exhibition catalogue designed by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) for his exhibition at the Israel Museum in 1975. It is printed in parallel English and Hebrew. The seven illustrations show seven iterations of LeWitt’s concept for the exhibit. With a checklist of works exhibited at the end.
Near fine copy; some inoffensive discoloration to the wrappers. WorldCat: Museum of Modern Art (NY), Stanford, National Gallery of Art (D.C.), Clark Art Institute, and Rhode Island School of Design.
❧ Maffei & de Donno, Sol LeWitt...
Black & white illus. throughout.  leaves, printed on rectos only. Square 4to, pictorial upper wrapper, staple-bound. Bari: Galleria Marilena Bonomo, 1973.
Rare Sol LeWitt exhibition catalogue, published for his 1973 show with Marilena Bonomo that opened on 10 May; WorldCat records just five copies in North America. The book contains reproductions of the artist’s drawings.
Very good copy of a surprisingly scarce LeWitt book; minor vertical crease. With thanks to Hamza Walker who brought our attention to the 1973 Bonomo show and its opening date.
❧ Maffei & De Donno, Sol LeWitt: Artist’s Books (2009), p. 44 (pictured).
 oblong leaf of explanatory text & 4 color woodcut plates (222 x 457 mm.), each signed & numbered by the artist, loose as issued, housed in orig. handmade paper wrapper, orig. publisher’s portfolio. Tokyo: Galerie Watari, 1980.
An extremely rare suite of four woodblock prints, all numbered and signed by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007). These prints were finely executed on Echizen-Kizuki-Hosho paper by the Adachi Institute in an edition of 40 copies (+ 10 A.P.). The same year, Shizuko Watari’s Galerie Watari also published a scarce LeWitt artist’s book with a slightly shortened title, All Four Part Combinations of Six...
Black & white illus. throughout.  pp. Small square 4to (150 x 150 mm.), white printed semi-stiff wrappers, title on spine. Rome: Ugo Ferranti, 1982.
Scarce artist’s book by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), published with the gallerist Ugo Ferranti. LeWitt's first exhibition with the gallery was in 1980, and in 1982, he had a show there called Structures. In this book, hand-drawn diagrams of structures on the versos face photographs of the 20 executed structures designed by LeWitt.
Near fine copy; small blue ink mark to upper wrapper and inoffensive crease to one corner. WorldCat records the following institutions with copies...