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Biblio has a wide variety of rare and antique books focused on art and architecture in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of these valuable and collectible rare art and architecture books include detailed illustrations and other beautiful ephemera. From gorgeous rare books about animation to hand painted books about toys, there are some truly remarkable rare art and architecture books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

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Nous Avons

Nous Avons

by MIRÓ, Joan [1893-1983] (Illus.) & René CHAR [1907-1988] (Text)

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[Paris]: Louis Broder, [1959]. Limited to 150 copies on d’Ambert Rag Wove signed by Miró and Char – this one of 110 regular issue copies. This is the second preferred edition, the first to contain the five exquisite small-scale colour etchings with aquatint and one woodcut by Miró. Nous Avons was first published the previous year by Pierre André Benoît with only one etching by Miró. Cramer 53. Dupin 247-52. The Artist & The Book 210. oblong 12mo. pp. 26, [ff. 7]incl 2 blanks. 5 etchings with aquatint by Miró, printed in colours (including wrapper illus.). tissue guards. uncut. gatherings loose as issued. original wrs. silk clamshell box with woodcut by Miró. on upper cover (light wear to box)
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Engravings by... A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the...

Engravings by... A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the end of the year 1927 with a complete Chronological List of Engravings and a Preface by the Artist.

by Gill, Eric.

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4to. Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. 4to, (xii), 49, (5) pp. Frontispiece and 103 plates showing 147 engravings. Original black cloth, gilt vignette to upper cover, hinges cracked but the covers still firmly attached by the ties. In a new quarter calf folding box. § Limited to 400 copies from a total edition of 490, this copy not numbered. Gill's own copy with his bookplate, and filled with corrections and annotations to the List of Engravings, plus a marginal note to his Introduction. The Prospectus for this work is loosely inserted, with Gill's pencil calculations to the final page as to how much money each variant of the edition will bring in - a total of £3,192, plus a press cutting and a couple of other pieces of ephemera inserted as well. The ultimate copy of a scarce title - the first collection of Gill's work, including his magnificent illustrations for several Golden Cockerel Press books as well as designs for the St. Dominic's Press and many other ephemeral pieces. Gill's Preface sets… Read More
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Hand-made Torchon Lace Sample Book, manufactured by JOHN H. CLARKE. (Real lace), 1800s, Chefoo...
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Hand-made Torchon Lace Sample Book, manufactured by JOHN H. CLARKE. (Real lace), 1800s, Chefoo (YanTai) N. China: exporters, importers and manufacturers. Hand-Made laces,lace

by JOHN H. CLARKE

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Notice: Real lace samples, not pictures. Real lace made in Chefoo, China in 1800s. The manufacturer was JOHN H. CLARKE who was in China in 1800s.
about 266 real lace samples as shown, several of them missing.
Some words on the cover are faded, but still can be recognized, they are as following:
Hand-made Torchon lace
sample book---------manufactured by JOHN H. CLARKE
Chefoo, N. China---------
exporters, importers and manufacturers of ****** *** Hand-Made laces,lacegoods, hair nets,embroideryto all Designs and sizes of very best quality,Strawbraids etc.****** address Chefoo
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ARABIC PALEOGRAPHY, A COLLECTION OF ARABIC TEXTS FROM THE FIRST CENTURY OF THE HIDJRA TILL THE...
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ARABIC PALEOGRAPHY, A COLLECTION OF ARABIC TEXTS FROM THE FIRST CENTURY OF THE HIDJRA TILL THE YEAR 1000

by B MORITZ

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1st Edition
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Paperback
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Cairo: The Khedivial library, 1905 Book. Illus. by MAX JAFFE. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. SIX OLD DIGITAL COPY LEAVES: 1 TITLE LEAF, AND 5 TABLE OF PLATES. 188 FINE BLACK AND WHITE COLLOTYPE ON THICK PAPER BY MAX JAFFE, VIENNA. ALL TEXT LEAVES AND PLATES ARE LOOSE AS ISSUED AND PRESERVED IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH PORTFOLIO WITH IT'S ORIGINAL BANDS. VERY HAVY FINE PRINT OF THE ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY FROM VERY RARE MANUSCRIPTS BETWEEN THE FIRST AND THE 10th CENTURIES OF AL HIDJRA (7th - 16th AD). ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. RARE.
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Three Calligraphic panels in Kufic script by Yousuf Ahmad
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Three Calligraphic panels in Kufic script by Yousuf Ahmad

by Yousuf Ahmad (Yousef Ahmad), 1869-1942

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1933 Handwritten. Very Good. No Binding. Signed by Illustrator(s). (1) One calligraphic panel in Kufic script, signed; Y. Ahmad and dated 1351 AH. (1933 AD.). Gouache on thick paper, Islamic phrases constituted of three tile styles: Allahu Rabbi Haqqa (Allah is my Lord indeed).. al- Ka'batu Qiblati (Kaba is my Kiblah- direction).. al- Kur'an imami (Kuran is my leader). 110x39 cm. (2) Tow un-signed calligraphic panels in Kufic on paper by Yusuf Ahmad, forming sequent four names of Allah; al-Salam al-Mu'min al-Muhaymin al-Aziz. Each panel is 62x29 cm..
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Muhammad Hanefi Ibn Ali menkibesi ( Virtues of Muhammad b. al Hanafiyya b. Ali ) a fine copy by...
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Muhammad Hanefi Ibn Ali menkibesi ( Virtues of Muhammad b. al Hanafiyya b. Ali ) a fine copy by the weel-known calligrapher Abdul Kadir

by Lesson in the Faculty of Turkish literature in Dar ul Funun

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Virtues of Muhammad b. al Hanafiyya b. Ali b. Abi Talib. The first work to be studied in Dar ul Funun ( Faculty of Literature ) in the section of Turkish Literature and History.10 pages by different scripts by the well-known Turkish calligrapher Seyyid Abdul Kadir Efendi. Abdulkadir Efendi Saynac (1881 - 1967) born in Kayseri, Turkey and came to Istanbul when he was 17. He graduated from the faculty of Islamic studies in Dar ul Funun (now in Istanbul University). In Istanbul, he learned the calligraphy from Haci Arif (Filibevi) and Reis-ul Hattatin (Chief Calligrapher) el Hac Ahmed Kamil. He was qualified in the different scripts; Naskh, thuluth, Jali, Ta'liq and Rik'a. He was also an expert in the methods of preparing the inks.
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Calligraphic panel by Hafiz Osman in 1099 AH. (1688) and illustrated by Rikkat Kunt in 1364 AH....
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Calligraphic panel by Hafiz Osman in 1099 AH. (1688) and illustrated by Rikkat Kunt in 1364 AH. (1945)

by Ottoman art of Calligraphy

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22.5x18 cm. Text of Hadith: hardening of heart is a cause of satiety. Black ink on paper out-ruled in gold inside fine illustration signed in neat Ottoman Turkish script: Muzehhibesi Rikkat 1364, illustrated by Rikkat 1945. Rikkat Kunt (1903-1986) was an academic and illustration artist. Hâfiz Osman (1642-1698) was a Dervish and Islamic calligrapher, born in Istanbul. He was tutor to the sultans Ahmed II, Mustafa II and Ahmed III, and was esteemed by the sultan Mustafa II, who held his inkwell as he wrote. Hâfiz Osman is credited with establishing the hilye. A hilye is a calligraphic panel containing a hadith-based text describing the Prophet's physical appearance and attributes. Hâfiz Osman incorporated such texts, which had been popular for some time, in a formal design that soon became standard for this art form. Hilyeler came to be used as wall decorations or surface adornments, fulfilling much the same function as figurative paintings in other religious traditions. While… Read More
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Ottoman painting of the holy mosque of Mecca, signed and dedicated by the painter
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Ottoman painting of the holy mosque of Mecca, signed and dedicated by the painter

by Ottoman painting

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50x40 cm. Oil colors on wood, showing Ka'ba and surroundings inside the holy mosque. The painting shows the architectural details of the pillars in defferent colors with gold and design of the flour. Mounted in framework measured 72x61 cm. The painting is signed in red on the left bottom; Mehmed Hilal or Mehmed Jemal (?) and dedicated on the revers in pencil to an Ottoman scholar; Faziletlu Arif efendi piraderimiz yadigarimdir 14 Sevval 1318 (my dedication to my brother his virtue Arif Effendi 3-2-1901). Fine Ottoman painting of the holy Mosque in Mecca.
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SEX SERIES
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SEX SERIES: 10 Original Graphite Drawings by Bobby Ross

by Ross, Bobby

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SEX SERIES, 1981
10 Original Graphite Drawings by Bobby Ross
The drawings of Bobby Ross are a mix of ideas that depict human nature in a realistic and humorous way. He addresses fundamental questions about science, religion and social issues with ordinary objects by creating densely packed images with surprising combinations.
Arguably one of Bobby Ross's most well-received series is his Sex Series. This series is being offered for sale for the first time since purchased by its original owner in 1981. These are the original graphite drawings framed by the artist. Each is meticulously drawn showing difficult-to-imagine details and measuring 6" ht. x 5" w. inside the matting and exterior frame size of 13" ht. x 12" w. A fabulous set of signed graphite drawings. Additional images available upon request. This set will require additional postage for FedEx and insurance.
Sold only as a set and not individually, the ten drawings included in this series are titled:
Sex in San Francisco
Sex in Indianapolis
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Crystal Flowers
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Crystal Flowers

by Florine Stettheimer

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Special Edition 1st Printing
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Hardcover
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Special Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. This book was done under the supervision of Ettie Stettheimer. The type was set by hand and printed at the Banyan Press on Rives during July, August, September, and October 1949. The endsheets were printed by The Ram Press, the cover collotype by The Meridien Gravure Company, and the Signature linecut was made The Pioneer Rubber engraving Company. The book was handbound by Arno Werner. 250 copies were printed.
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Il Talismano ossia La Terza Crociata in Palestina Melodramma storico Posto in Musica per l'I.R....
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Il Talismano ossia La Terza Crociata in Palestina Melodramma storico Posto in Musica per l'I.R. Teatro alla Scala. Dedicato a Sua Eccellenza la Sig.a Contessa Giulia Samoyloff nata Contessa di Pahlen.

by PACINI, Giovanni

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First Edition — Primera edición
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Milano: Ricordi, 1830. First Edition — Primera edición. 232x325mm. (9¼x12¾").. Milano & Firenze, Gio. Ricordi, c.1830. Folio oblongo (232 x 325)mm. (1) hoja de título, (1) h. de índice y personajes, 266 pp., 5 láminas grabadas y coloreadas a mano en la época representando los escenarios de la obra sobre dibujos de Sanquirico. Encuadernación en pleno marroquén de época color azul marino, hilo y rueda dorada enmarcando los planos, lomera cuajada de adornos dorados, rueda dorada en los contracantos, cabeza y cortes también dorados. Primera edición de gran rareza extra ilustrado con láminas de Sanquirico. Il Talismano, con libreto de Gaetano Barniere sobre texto de Walter Scott, fue la primera representación en el Teatro alla Scala de Milán, representada el 10 de junio de 1829. El libro, todo grabado en plancha, está además ilustrado con 5 magníficas láminas grabadas en litografía y coloreadas a mano inventadas y dibujadas por Alessandro Sanquirico representando escenarios para la… Read More
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Montmartre vécu par Utrillo
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Montmartre vécu par Utrillo

by CARCO Francis UTRILLO Maurice

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Paris: Editions Pétridès, 1947. Fine. Editions Pétridès, Paris 1947, 28x38cm, relié. - Édition originale, un des 240 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, illustrée de 22 lithographies en couleurs exécutées d'après des gouaches, dont 12 hors-texte, de Maurice Utrillo, tirées par les ateliers de Fernand Mourlot et Lucien Détruit. Reliure doublée à tiges en plein veau aniline blanc, décor peint en nuance de vert opaline et de gris se prolongeant sur les doublures bords à bords, tiges de titane et gardes volantes de papier assorties. Titrage au film gris et vert opaline en long sur le dos. Chemise rigide décorée, titrée sur le dos, étui. Reliure signée de Julie Auzillon, titrages de Geneviève Quarré de Boiry et tranche de tête dorée au palladium par Jean-Luc Bongrain. (2022) Couvertures et dos conservés. Cet ouvrage, présentant toutes les époques de l'artiste montmartrois, fut publié à l'occasion de l'exposition consacrée aux œuvres de… Read More
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Album with 13 original wash-colour drawings with views in Rome.
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Album with 13 original wash-colour drawings with views in Rome.: Manuscript

by Uggeri, Angelo (artist).

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Brown and black pen- and ink-drawings with brown wash each (255 x 180 mm) with black frames surrounded by green wash borders. Each mounted on thin cardboard with manuscript captions andd numbering in lower margins. Rom around 1800. Contemporary green half morocco, marbled sides. Oblong- 4to (318 x 245 mm). Covers rubbed, extremeties worn. Thieme-B. XXXIII, 540. A highly picturesque suite of interesting views of Roman antiquities and architectural structures with following manuscript titles: 1. Forum Romanum. 2. Interieur du Pantheon das le debordement du Tibre. 3. Le Colisée. 4. Le Colisée du côté des Maronites. 5. Arène du Colisée. 6. Restes du Temple de Mars le vengeur. 7. La roche Tarpeienne. 8. Cloaque Maxime. 9. Pont Senatorius-Rotto. 10. Tombeau des afrancis d'Auguste connue sous le nome de Columbarium. 11. Catabombes. Cimetiére de Calyste à St. Sébastian. 12. Pont Nomentano. 13. Roma vecchia. Frascati. A few brown spots, slightly soiled in margins. Front fly-leaf with contemporary… Read More
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Scola d’Amore
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Scola d’Amore

by Scalberge Pierre (Sedan, 1592 - Parigi, ante 24-XII-1640)

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Suite of 12 etchings (each, 190x141 mm, margins excluded), later applied onto the papers of a nineteenth-century album.The Scola d'Amore exhibits a small poem through images, or rather a 'ricercare' that exploits the development of an iconographic theme - the Education of Love - in all its most inventive implications.La Scola d'Amore squaderna un piccolo poema per immagini, o piuttosto un 'ricercare' che sfrutta lo svolgimento di un tema iconografico – l'Educazione di Amore – in tutte le sue implicazioni più inventive. Nella lussuosa profusione di episodî, è come se l'artista avesse voluto lasciare libero campo a una storia esemplare di pigmalionismo, al progress affettuoso e al contempo 'scolastico' di un Cupido che viene istruito da perfetto cortegiano, o se si vuole gentleman, o uomo di mondo. In fondali paesaggistici l'uno differente dall'altro, ma tutti nella tradizione delle 'italianate', l'iter educativo, che si concluderà con l'abbandono di una disperata Venere, consta delle seguenti… Read More
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La Fille du docteur | The Doctor's Daughter (Signed #106/230)
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La Fille du docteur | The Doctor's Daughter (Signed #106/230)

by Calle, Sophie

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First Edition
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Thea Westreich, New York, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition. Signed by Author. ~~Limited Edition boxed set #106/230, Signed by Calle~~Fine 1st ed 1991 Thea Westreich hardback, in outer box with label inset to front. Absolutely stunning original creation. Faux leopard-skin boards. The work consists of sixteen facsimile cards of congratulation (purportedly) from colleagues of the artist's father upon the announcement of her birth. Slight superficial waviness along closed edges of pages due to production process and the tipped-in envelopes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Signed by Author. The photos provided are of our own book, further photos may be arranged upon request. Inventory No: 084894..
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