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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).
❧ Wikipedia (contributed by...
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.
Black & white illus. Unpaginated. 8vo, printed yellow softcover, metal spiral-bound. N.p.: Self-published, 2017.
Second edition of 200 copies (1st ed.: 2014, 240 copies). Homma’s remake of Ruscha’s book of the same title. Once more Homma (“Photographer”) has collaborated with Yoshihisa Tanaka (“Driver”), and Yusuke Nakajima (“Thrower”). In fine condition. We find one copy of the first edition in North America.
Color illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed blue softcover. N.p.: Self-published, 2015.
First and only edition, signed on the title-page. Homma’s homage to Ruscha’s Colored People. The publisher’s description: “Taking reference to Ruscha’s Colored People published in 1972, Takashi Homma’s Scandinavian Mushroom is a collection of photographs which capture a variety of wild mushrooms grown in the forests of Fukushima. Collecting several specimens of radioactive fungus, Homma’s photographs resonate aesthetically to the same white background and photographic style used in Colored People bringing forward Homma’s own contextual narrative to the homage.”
Fine. We locate one copy in North America...
Color illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed softcover, title on spine. N.p.: Self-published, 2016.
First edition of 240 copies, from a series of homages to Ruscha’s books that the Japanese photographer Homma (b. 1962) started in 2015. Produced in collaboration with Yusuke Nakajima and Yoshihisa Tanaka. A fine copy. WorldCat: SF-MoMA, Pitt, VCU.
Black & white photographic illus. on verso, details to recto. Photographic card. Rome: Sperone & Fischer, 1973.
Announcement card for Huebler’s 1973 exhibition at Gian Enzo Sperone and Konrad Fischer’s gallery in Rome. The photographic illustration is from one of the artist’s Variable Pieces; this one documents a recreation basketball team assembled for a team photo.
In fine condition.
❧ A. Minola, ed., Gian Enzo Sperone: Torino-Roma-New York, 35 anni di mostre tra Europa e America (2000), Vol. II, pp. 226 & 492.
Two black & white illus.  pp. 8vo (190 x 140 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers, stitched as issued. Liege: P. Aelberts, .
A very scarce essay on Ensor (1860-1949), the Belgian painter and printmaker, by the distinguished curator and art historian Huyghe (1906-97); this copy is one of eleven printed on fine Hollande V.G. paper and is signed by the publisher. Two letters (one on the upper wrapper and the other on the title-page) and the tail-piece at end have been hand-colored by the publisher.
In excellent condition. We find only one copy in North America.
Ten double-page & two single-page woodblock color-printed illus.; two-page preface & colophon with color-printed borders, & several leaves with color-printed backgrounds. 14; 13; 11.5 folding leaves. Three vols. 8vo, orig. patterned semi-stiff wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers (all three a little defective), new stitching. From the colophon: Kyoto et al.: carved by Inoue Jihei for Daimonjiya Tokugoro, 1835.
First edition of this beautifully illustrated introduction to the story and customs of the Tanabata Festival, today celebrated on July 7th. The Tanabata Festival traces its origins to the Chinese Qixi Festival and marks the meeting of the deities...
Black & white illus.  pp. & order form. 8vo, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Ghent: .
The first catalogue issued by Imschoot, the famous Belgian publisher of artist’s books and editions. It offers books by Barry, Weiner, Baldessari, Darboven, Downsbrough, Anselmo, Toroni, Morellet, Gette, Alberola, Nickas, etc. With an Introduction by Luc Derycke.
In fine condition.
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.