pp. 12mo (146 x 104 mm.), orig. brown printed wrappers, staple-bound. [Stuttgart: 1967].
Mayer’s very rare first substantial catalogue which marked the beginning of his creative collaboration with Dieter Roth. Mayer’s publishing firm was founded in 1964 and issued its first catalogue, consisting of eight pages, in 1966. In the present catalogue, Mayer also presents his famous typographical projects like futura, as well as his other collaborations with Emmett Williams, Herman de Vries, Bob Cobbing, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Richard Hamilton, etc. Roth’s first book of poetry, Scheisse, is offered herein — edition of 200, of which 30 were luxury...
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 pp. 12mo (146 x 104 mm.), orig. brown printed wrappers, staple-bound. [Stuttgart: 1967].
Woodcut printer’s device on title. 176 pp.; 120 pp.; 24 pp.; 103 pp., two blank leaves; 86 pp., one blank leaf; 60 pp.; 200 pp., two blank leaves. Seven parts bound in one vol. 12mo, early 19th-cent. diced calf, signed on spine “Rel. P Bozerian Jeune,” flat spine richly gilt, gilt fillets round sides, a.e.g. Amsterdam: D. Elzevier, 1674.
A fine copy of by far the most important bookseller’s catalogue of the 17th century, listing on 736 pages upwards of 20,000 titles.
“It is divided into seven parts: theology, law, medicine, books on ‘miscellaneous’ subjects, books in French, in Italian...
12 black & white illus. pasted on leaves. 32 unnumbered pages. 8vo (214 x 135 mm.), orig. blue cloth over boards (spine sunned), title in gilt on upper cover & spine. [Manchester: The Cloister Press, Ltd., 1943].
An exceedingly rare Epstein exhibition catalogue, signed by the artist; WorldCat records only the BL copy. As explained on the verso of the title-page, 50 percent of sales from this exhibition were to be given to the Merchant Navy Comforts Service. Epstein writes a brief introduction about the works he has selected: “The works in this collection which date from so early as...
Black & white illus. throughout. Unpaginated. Large 4to, printed softcover, title on spine. [Geneva: Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, 2019].
The long-awaited companion volume to Hervé Fischer’s seminal 1974 work on stamp art. From the lower cover (in trans.): “Conceived as the second volume of Fischer’s book, Art & Communication marginale published by Balland, Paris, in 1974, the present work assembles an important group of specimens of artists’ stamps collected by the Ecart group. Planned for printing repeatedly delayed between 1976 and 1980, the book did not appear until 2019, following the MAMCO project on Mail Art…
“The printing of...
N.p.: ca. 1844.
A fine library catalogue describing the collection of the Comte de Fortis (1768-1847), French man of letters and lawyer. Born at Chambéry, Fortis served as an avocat général at the court of Lyon and wrote many literary works including accounts of Lyon and Aix-les-Bains as well as a memoir of Jacquard.
This is a handsomely-written manuscript library catalogue, listing about 1300 books, mostly belles-lettres, travel, and law from the 18th and early 19th centuries. The latest book entered we have noticed is dated 1844.
In fine condition.
Larousse, Grand Dictionnaire Universel du XIXe Siècle, Vol. 8, p. 625.
 leaves. Square 4to, semi-stiff printed wrappers, metal spiral-bound. Atlanta: 1994.
A wonderfully designed catalogue for the exhibition held at the Atlanta College of Art Gallery from 28 January to 4 March. The exhibition was engineered by Judith Hoffberg and Peter Frank, two keen observers of the artist’s book’s evolution in the United States. The exhibition consisted of loans from the collections of Printed Matter, Tony Zwicker, Granary Books, Nexus Press, Dick Higgins, etc. Most of this volume is taken up by the curators’ essay, which is inventively laid-out. With a bibliography and checklist at the end. The artists featured...
1 p.l., 20 pp. Small 8vo (185 x 138 mm.), printed paper wrappers, staple-bound. [Helsingfors: Handelstryckeriet, 1904].
The very scarce catalogue of a selling exhibition organized by Durand-Ruel in Helsinki. The artists featured in this show included Degas, Denis, P. Dubois, Alfred William Finch, Forain, Jeanniot, Constantin Meunier, Monet, Pissarro, Puvis de Chavannes, Renoir, van Rysselberghe, Signac, Sisley, Jacob Smits, Henri Thomas, etc. The title of each picture is printed in French, Finnish, and Swedish. All 69 entries are priced in francs.
Fine copy. We locate only one copy in North America.
Mezzotint frontis. port. of George III (a little foxed), arms on each title, & two engraved views of the library serving as head- & tailpieces. Five vols. Large folio, cont. red straight-grained morocco (minor scuffing), panelled & tooled in gilt with centerpiece stamped monogram "GR" surmounted by a crown on covers, spines gilt, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. London: W. Bulmer & W. Nicol, 1820-29.
The catalogue, "sumptuously printed" by Bulmer, of the magnificent library of King George III (1738-1820), donated to the nation by his son, George IV. This is a royal copy, having belonged to Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and...
One tipped-in color illus. Unpaginated. 8vo, blue printed softcover. Eindhoven: Van Abbemuseum, 1992.
A finely printed exhibition catalogue on Yves Gevaert’s multifaceted publishing concern. He collaborated with artists such as Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Thierry de Cordier, Dan Graham, Matt Mullican, Jan Vercruysse, Lawrence Weiner, etc. on an impressive range of books, prints, and multiples. Preface by museum director Jan Debbaut. All 53 of Gevaert’s productions are listed with bibliographical details.
In fine condition.
18 vols. Small 8vo, various orig. wrappers or self-bound. Bamberg & Würzberg: 1809-1818.
Joseph Martin Goebhardt (1709-57) founded this bookselling company about 1747,the year he issued his first catalogue. He was succeeded by his son Tobias (1734-94), who capitalized on the demand for Italian and French works, regardless of their contents or the controversy they might cause with German censors. The Goebhardts were among the first in Germany to publish works by Diderot, d’Alembert, Helvetius, etc. Their considerable trade and publication of foreign books made them one of the primary conduits of French-German cultural exchange in the mid-18th century. This...
Large publisher’s device on title.  leaves. Small 4to, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards. Eisleben: H. Grosse, 1598.
The spring 1598 catalogue of the Leipzig and Frankfurt book fairs issued by Grosse; WorldCat locates no copy in North America. These fair catalogues created a revolution for the book trade. They were the best and, indeed, only source from which scholars and booksellers could discover when and by whom any particular book had been published.
The “catalogues represent the first international bibliographies of a periodic character, attempting to list every six months all new publications issued in Europe, and they can...
Two parts in one vol. 60 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. aubergine patterned wrappers (covers a little defective), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover (label soiled & rubbed), new stitching. Osaka: Harimaya Risuke, 1843 [colophon of the first part is dated 1667; the second part is dated 1816; & the colophon on the rear pastedown is dated 1843].
Second edition of two classic works of Japanese bibliography; the texts were essential guides. Razan Hayashi (1583-1657), was a Japanese neo-Confucian scholar, diplomat, translator of Sinitic texts, and shogunal adviser. He, and his third son Gaho, wrote and edited a number of...
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.
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).
 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.
xii, 159, 159*-162*, 163-178 pp., 8 blank leaves, one leaf of colophon. Small 4to, orig. cloth-backed light blue boards (extremities slightly rubbed), t.e.g., others uncut. London: Chiswick Press, 1916.
One of 60 numbered copies of this privately printed catalogue describing a famous collection of miniatures, with many contemporary annotations. Hothfield (1844-1926), a Liberal politician, has inscribed this copy to “L.S. Myers” on April 24th, 1918. In the preface, George C. Williamson (1858-1942), a leading expert on miniatures, writes that this collection “is composed almost exclusively of miniatures belonging to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and whilst the foremost men of...
Title framed within typographical ornaments. 4 p.l., 219,  p. 4to, orig. decorative brown morocco with gilt armorial device and mottos on upper cover (corners a trifle rubbed), flat spine gilt, a.e.g. N.p.: [Chiswick Press] “Privately Printed,” 1883.
One of forty copies of this rare catalogue in the deluxe presentation binding. Fox Strangways (1847-1905), possessed a vast collection of family portraits and Old Master paintings spread across a house in London at 42 Belgrave Square and three country houses, Melbury House and Abbotsbury Castle in Dorset, and Redlynch House in Wiltshire. The catalogue was compiled by his mother, Amelia Fox...