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Effects of Environment and Complex Load History on Fatigue Life

By: N/A

Price: $23.00

Publisher: West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., American Society for Testing & Materials: 1968

Edition: Ex-Libris

Seller ID: 092520

ISBN: 0803100507

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. View more info

Palliser's New Cottage Homes and Details

By: N/A

Price: $8.41

Publisher: American Life Foundation:

Seller ID: 123991

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. Facsimile of 1887 edition. Many b&w plans and drawings. View more info

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Joseph Stella: Flora

By: Barbara Rose; Stella, Joseph

Price: $76.50

Publisher: Florida, Eaton Fine Art: 1997

Seller ID: 141435

ISBN: 0965581942

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition in every respect in green cloth with gilt titles on spine and cover. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows chipping at corners, a small section of upper spine missing and a few very small tears. Exhibition catalog, held at publisher's gallery in 1998; 80 pages with 34 color and 9 b&w illustrations, most being full page prints. Stella was one of the most talented draftsmen among American modernists. As a realist, an orphic colorist, a futu... View more info

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Pawnee

By: Bell, Thelma Harrington

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N Y, Viking Press: 1956

Seller ID: 141239

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Full brown buckram cloth boards with white title and white and black illustration. Black and white illustrations by Corydon Bell. 64 pages. 8"w x 10 1/8"h. The story of a boy's buckskin Indian doll who comes to life. View more info

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Simplicity, A Grace: Jacob Maentel in Indiana

By: Black, Mary

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Evansville Museum of Arts and Science: 1989

Seller ID: 126814

Condition: Near Fine


Very light wear to corners; dust jacket shows edge wear, small tear at spine, scuffing. Exhibition catalogue, 31 pages, 8 by 11", many color and black and white prints. "German-American folk artist Jacob Maentel left an important legacy to southern Indiana and particularly to New Harmony. His richly colored paintings captured the essence of rural life during the mid-1800s.... " View more info

Talent for Detail: The Photographs of Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston 1889 -- 1910, A

By: DANIEL, PETE ; SMOCK, RAYMOND

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1974

Seller ID: 137735

ISBN: 0517516438

Condition: Very Good


Covers show light wear only. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, , text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Black and white illustrations, often full page. 182 pages. "Frances Benjamin Johnston was a prominent studio photographer and photojournalist at the turn of the twentieth century. She presented three bodies of work at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900: a collection of photographs by American women, a series of photographs of students in the Washington, D.C., school system, and a series of photographs of students from the... View more info

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Verne Dawson: Procession of the Equinoxes: Paintings 1994-2010

By: Dawson, Verne

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Dijon, France, Les presses Du Reel: 2011

Seller ID: 127892

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 271 pages. Pictorial boards. "Verne Dawson (born 1955 in Meridianville, Alabama) investigates in his fantasy and falsely naive paintings the relationship between humans and nature, the continuities between ancient culture and contemporary life, through myths, rituals, folktales, and symbolic systems. Reference monograph: an overview of the American painter's oeuvre over fifteen years, with two essays and one autobiographical text." (from the publisher) View more info

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Father Junipero Serra: Sketches of His Life in California

By: DeGrazia, Ted

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Ward Ritchie Press: 1969

Seller ID: 133305

ISBN: 0943869013

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Unpaginated. Full beige cloth boards with a horse and rider sketch on cover. Price-clipped dust jacket shows slight edge wear. Sketches by the American artist DeGrazia of 18th century .Spanish Franciscan friar Junipero Serra. Introduction and observations by Carl S. Dentzel. View more info

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The Hoosier School-Master: A Novel

By: Eggleston, Edward

Price: $18.95

Publisher: N Y, Orange Judd Company: 1900

Seller ID: 143666

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 218 pages, plus advertisements. 5"w x 7 1/2"h. Full green cloth boards with embossed decorations and gilt lettering on spine. With 29 b&w illustrations. "The Hoosier Schoolmaster: A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana is an 1871 novel by the American author Edward Eggleston. The novel originated from a series of stories written for Hearth and Home, a periodical edited by Eggleston, and was based on the experiences of his brother, George Cary Eggleston, who had been a schoolteacher in Indiana. The novel is noted for its realistic depi... View more info

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Basic Selections from Emerson

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New American Library: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 131914

Condition: Very Good


Very clean little paperback, glossy plastic (original) coating to covers, a Mentor book #M102 marked 35 cents, 50 in Canada. No creasing to covers or spine, 1/4" tear to top front cover, otherwise very light edge wear, barely discernible, paper edges browned, no foxing. Binding is tight and solid, but it has to be somewhat fragile 60 years to date. No marking of any kind to text/interior. "Emerson is to American life what Shakespeare is to British and Goethe to German. He was our most completely expressed writer and philosopher..." Emerson depicted front cover in coat and tie... View more info

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African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire

By: Enid Schildkrout; Curtis A. Keim; American Museum of Natural History

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Amer Museum of Natural History: 1990

Seller ID: 143513

ISBN: 0295969628

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition; upper corner has a light bump/curl, covers have Very light edge wear. Binding is otherwise solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. A large book, 271 pages, color photos, often full page with no borders, heavily illustrated. Contents include: Art, ethnography, and history in Northeastern Zaire, Through western eyes: the making of the Manghetu myth, Collecting in the Congo: the American museum of natural history Congo expedition, 1909 - 1915, Reconstructing the pas... View more info

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Janet Fish

By: Fish, Janet

Price: $65.00

Publisher: N Y, Burton Skira: 1987

Seller ID: 141296

ISBN: 2882490003

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Hardback bound in green laminated boards with glassine dust jacket. Some wear and small tears to dust jacket. 144 pages. 9 3/4"w x 12 1/2"h. Tipped-in color plates. "Janet Fish (born May 18, 1938) is a contemporary American realist artist. She paints still life paintings, some of light bouncing off reflective surfaces, such as plastic wrap containing solid objects and empty or partially filled glassware." [Wikipedia] View more info

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In Memory Of My Feelings

By: Frank O'Hara; Kynaston McShine

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York: 2005

Seller ID: 143208

ISBN: 0870705105

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition, as new, in heavy beige half cloth with semi transparent decorated dustjacket. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket has tiny chip at upper back cover as only flaw. When Frank O'Hara moved to New York City from Michigan, in 1951, he got a job working at the front desk of The Museum of Modern Art in order to be near the arts. During his lunch breaks and his noontime perambulations throughout the city. O'Hara wrote poetry, effortless, spontaneous ve... View more info

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In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman (Exploded Views)

By: Heer, Jeet

Price: $9.71

Publisher: Coach House Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 139915

ISBN: 1552452786

Condition: Fine


Brand new book is in excellent condition in every respect. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Jeet Heer more thoroughly and widely understands comics history and the perplexing binomial life of the cartoonist better than anyone who s not one. As well-versed in literature as he is in comics, he always gets at the peculiar, poetical texture of his subject not only by what he writes, but how he writes it--clearly, mellifluously, and beautifully. Our humble discipline is singularly lucky to... View more info

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities: 50th Anniversary Edition

By: Jacobs, Jane

Price: $14.95

Publisher: N Y, Modern Library: 2011

Edition: 50

Seller ID: 143644

ISBN: 0679644334

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Slight wear to dust jacket. 598 pages. View more info

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Spirit in the Stone: The Visionary Art of James W. Washington , Jr

By: Karlstrom, J. Paul; Washington, James W.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., University of Washington Press: 1989

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 093300

ISBN: 0295968028

Condition: Near Fine


88 pages, many b&w photos, inscribed by Mr. Washington on title page. Chapters include Background, Paint, Stone, Symbols and Symbolism, Conclusion, Notes, Chronology of Events in the life of James W. Washington, Jr. View more info

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Further Tales of Uncle Remus

By: Lester, Julius

Price: $8.41

Publisher: New York, Dial Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 129124

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; binding tight. 148 pages. Black and white illustrations with some glossy 2-page spreads in color. Approx. 4th grade level. The author and illustrator bring "sizzling new life to thirty-three more delightful Black American folktales." View more info

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John Waters: Change Of Life

By: Marvin Heiferman; Gary Indiana; Lisa Phillips

Price: $55.75

Publisher: U.S.A., Harry N. Abrams: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 137969

ISBN: 0810943069

Condition: Fine


Exhibition catalog published on the occasion of John Waters: Change of Life at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (N.Y.) 2/8 -- 4/18 2004. Book is in excellent condition in evey respect: as new. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear only, no chipping, no tears, wrapped in a protective archival clear jacket. 144 pages, 210 illustrations, with 180 in color, including "Twelve Assholes and a Dirty Foot" Thirteen chromogenic prints with velvet curtai... View more info

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Hopi Photographers: Hopi Images

By: Masayesva, Victor ; Erin Younger

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, University of Arizona Press and Sun Tracks: 1983

Seller ID: 142601

ISBN: 0816508046

Condition: Good


A clean, unmarked book. Glue binding has dried out and first 56 pages have separated from binding. Edge wear and creases to cover. 112 pages. Oblong format: 9 7/8"w x 8 1/2"h. Black and white and color photos. Seven Hopi photographers' views and images of Hopi life: Jean Fredericks, Owen Seumptewa, Freddie Honhongva, Merwin Kooyahoema, Fred Kootswatewa, Georgia Masayesva, Victor Masayesva, Jr.. Notes, Bibliography. View more info

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Black Spring

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $18.95

Publisher: N Y, Grove Press: 1963

Seller ID: 131063

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 249 pages. Slightly bumped corners and wear at top and bottom of spine. "Henry Miller was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association and mysticism, always distinctly about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet also fictional. ... He also wrote travel memoirs and literary criticism, and painted watercolors." [Wikipedia] View more info