leaves. Square 4to, crudely stapled leaves. [Netherlands]: June 1976.
Scarce artist’s publication; one of 14 copies and signed by Gibbs (1949-2009) on the verso of the final leaf. The booklet is composed of pages cut out from an original pen drawing. The title-page is entirely stamped, and the “Small Press Festival” stamp implies the book was distributed there. It also has the stamp of Gibbs’s gallery, Galerie Kontakt, and the date “12 Juin 1976” on the final leaf’s verso.
Near fine; minor browning to the edges. WorldCat records just one copy, in Switzerland.
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 leaves. Square 4to, crudely stapled leaves. [Netherlands]: June 1976.
23,  leaves, mimeographed on rectos only. Small folio (288 x 187 mm.), self-bound, stapled. Warsaw: Galeria Remont, 1977.
One of Carrión’s rarest exhibition catalogues. The artist curated this show at the Galeria Remont in Warsaw, a contemporary art space established by the Polish artist and filmmaker Henryk Gajewski (b. 1948) in a dormitory student club at the Warsaw University of Technology. The gallery operated from April 1972 to November 1979, hosting performance art, exhibitions of photography, stamp art, and bookworks, and many other events. Carrión had staged an exhibition called Contents at the gallery the previous December. The present...
Black & white illus. throughout.  pp. 4to, self-bound, stapled. Warsaw: Galeria Remont, 1976.
An extremely scarce exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with Carrión’s first exhibition at Henryk Gajewski’s Galeria Remont. Gajewski (b. 1948), the Polish artist and filmmaker, founded this contemporary art space in a dormitory student club at the Warsaw University of Technology. The gallery operated from April 1972 to November 1979, hosting performance art, exhibitions of photography, stamp art, and bookworks, and many other events. Among the catalogues from the 1970’s and early 80’s of which Carrión was the subject or curator, this is by far the...
3 p.l., iv, 39 pp. 18mo (142 x 96 mm.), cont. brown sheep-backed boards (extremities a trifle worn), uncut. London: Ballintine & Byworth, 1811.
One of 100 copies, privately printed; this is a bibliophilic re-publication of Fénelon’s elegant dialogues on the importance of a ruler engaging with and actively promoting the fine arts. Initially meant for private distribution only, this edition was printed in three issues: 50 copies in 18mo, 40 on grand papier, and 10 on colored paper.
Fénelon (1651-1715), archbishop of Cambrai and an esteemed writer and theologian, originally composed these two imagined dialogues at the end of...
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.
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.
16 [Yitong] & 4 parts [Benjing fengyuan] in 32 vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, new stitching. [China]: Bao han lou, Prefaces dated 1709, 1693 (?), 1695, & 1699.
First edition and rare; this work is notable for its contributions to inoculation, pharmacology, and ophthalmology. Zhang (1617-1700), known as an “enlightened physician” (Bian) resided in Suzhou. He started his medical practice in the 1630s when just a teenager. A conservative in medical treatment, he was against the Confucianization of medicine in post-Conquest Jiangnan. “At the age of seventy-nine, Zhang Lu prepared to publish his collected treatises, titled Comprehensive Medicine (Yitong), with the...
2 p.l., 192 pp. 8vo, orig. green sheep-backed marbled boards (boards a little wormed), spine gilt (Western style). “Te Dordrecht, bij Blusse en van Braam, 1854. Nagedrukt te Nagasaki in het 4de Haar van Ansei (1857.”
First edition printed in Japan; one of a very few Nagasaki ban, printed on Japanese paper using metal type and bound Western-style in Nagasaki by the Japanese government in the earliest years of the resumption of Western printing in that country. We find no copy of our Nagasaki imprint in WorldCat. All Nagasaki ban are rare, and this is the first “Nagasaki ban” we...
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).
❧ Wikipedia (contributed by...
 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...
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.
❧ Wikipedia (contributed by Herlin himself).
Several black & white illus. 63,  pp. of index. 4to, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. New York: n.d. [ca. 1980].
Herlin’s rare sixth catalogue, the first issued from his 68 Thompson Street location. It offers an outstanding selection of exhibition catalogues, books, posters, announcements, and periodicals (491 items total). We note the following listings: Flavin’s Pink and Gold exhibition catalogue (no. 122, $35); a signed copy of LeWitt’s 49 three-part variations using three different kinds of cubes (no. 241, $85); along with materials related to Josef Albers, Jackie Ferrara, Robert Indiana, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, etc. With a useful index in-fine.
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...
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).
11 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block-printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. Osaka & Kyoto: 1763.
First edition and very rare (no copy in WorldCat); it was written while the author was in prison. A student of the prominent physician Toyo Yamawaki, Nagatomi (1732-66), was one of the most promising young men of his generation. A scholarly physician equally interested in both Chinese traditional medicine and Western medicine, he went to Nagasaki to study with Japanese trained by the Dutch. Based on what he learned there, he concluded that excising a cancerous tumor from the breast was...
Several black & white illus. Unpaginated. 8vo, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Utrecht: n.d.
Nice bookseller catalogue focused on books and ephemera in modern art (167 listings). We find materials by Acconci, Boltanski, Broodthaers, Brouwn, Buren, Flavin, Kosuth, Long, Panamarenko, Schoonhoven, etc. Also presents numerous rare exhibition catalogues.
Fine; a few pen annotations in the margins.
Four black & white illus. on folding sheet pasted to the inside lower wrapper.  pp. Small 4to, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Geneva: Centre d’art contemporain, 1976.
A booklet published in conjunction with Buren’s exhibition at Geneva’s Centre d’art contemporain (11 February-6 March 1976). This text was originally published in English in Studio International (Vol. 190, no. 977, September-October 1975) under the title “Notes on work in connection with the places where it is installed, taken between 1967 and 1975, some of which are specially summarized here.” This is the text’s first printed appearance in French. The artist’s polemical essay is...
19 stapled sheets, printed on rectos only. [San Francisco]: n.d.
A rare list by Steven Leiber, this one presents the works of the Scottish poet and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006) in chronological order. It includes books, prints, sculptural poems, correspondence art, etc. The list is not priced. Fine.
Brush & ink illus. in the text. 41 folding leaves. 8vo (247 x 178 mm.), orig. self-wrappers, orig. stitching. Kyoto: (on the 37th & 38th leaves, in trans.): “Describing the information given by Yoshimasu Nan’en [?], the great teacher and commissioner in the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Tomishige Fujiwara, councillor…to Shigenobu Fujiwara…in 1836, [who in turn] gave the secret information to Nobukatsu Fujino, who is allowed to receive this information. Don’t show it to any others.”
The Yoshimasu school of surgery, overseen by many generations of the Yoshimasu family, was one of the institutes most closely aligned with Dutch influences...
Fine woodcut printer’s device on title, woodcut port. on verso of the dedicatee, Henri III, & several woodcut illus. in the text. 22 p.l., 558,  pp. Folio, fine 18th-cent. marbled calf (joints & ends of spine very carefully repaired), arms in gilt on both covers of the great bibliophile. the duc d’Aumont, triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Paris: A. l’Angelier, 1584.
First edition, a fine copy from the library of the great bibliophile, the duc d’Aumont (1709-82), one of the outstanding book and art collectors of his age, with...
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.