95 - 588 FINE and APPLIED ARTS, ART REFERENCE
= From the library of artdealer A. Vecht.
- Lacks plates 49-66 (published separately) but with plate 38 (also publ. separately); some offsetting on title-p. Portfolio sl. worn.
= From the library of artdealer A. Vecht.
AND 3 others: H.F.E. VISSER, Asiatic Art in private collections of Holland and Belgium (Amst., 1948, 8 col. plates, 214 ills., orig. gilt cl., folio) and 2 others publ. for Vereeniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst.
- Partly loose(ning) and waterst. in lower margin. Binding waterst.; spine strengthened w. scotch tape.
AND 3 other small publications, all Polish, i.a. KATALOG III-EJ WYSTAWY FOTOGRAFIKI W WILNIE (...) (Vilnius, 1933, ills., orig. wr.).
- Mostly w. blindst. ex-libris.
- Covers sl. worn along extremities; wr. some scratches etc.
= Four issues of this specialist periodical on the art and design of the book etc., specially dealing w. photography. Year 1931, 1935, 1936, 1939 (spine strengthened w. tape).
- Dustwr. trifle stained and w. a few sm. tears. Contents fine.
Iidem and Lejeune, C. Typologies anciennes. Hornu/ Brussels, Musée des Arts Contemporains au Grand-Hornu/ La Lettre volée, 2006, 118,(2)p., ills., English, French and Dutch text, orig. wr.
- Owner's entry on title-p.; edges sl. yellowed.
Sato, J. Floodgates. N.pl. (Tokyo), BNN, 2007, 142,(2)p., num. col. ills., orig. wr. w. wrap-around band. Hackenschmidt, S. (ed.). Sechsundzwanzig Wiener Tankstellen. Amst., Roma, 2010, 80p., (full-p.) (col.) photogr. ills. by S. OLÁH, orig. wr. - AND 2 others, i.a. D. PLOWDEN, Industrial landscape (New York/ London, 1985, 1st ed., photogr. ills., orig. cl. w. (yellowed) dustwr., sq. 4to).
- Occas. trifle foxed/ thumbed. Wrappers occas. sl . worn; chemises occas. back loose(ning).
= Very rare complete run of this periodical. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE X.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown. Binding sl. dustsoiled/ foxed.
= Cf. Parr/ Badger I, p.96 (1st ed., 1928; "one of the most striking books in photographic history").
- Covers trifle stained. A good/ fine copy.
= With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION on htitle. The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute was established in Moscow in 1918.
- Good/ fine copy.
= Parr/ Badger I, p.246: "The 1950s constituted a golden age for jazz music. The decade was also renowned for classic small-camera photography, much of it as rough and ready as the best experimental jazz. The two art forms combine to perfection in Ed van der Elsken's gem of a book, Jazz. Jazz is an elusive art form, and there would seem to be two aspects to pinning it down in a photobook: the form of the photographs and the form of the book. Van der Elsken's assiduous attention to both makes this modest volume probably the most successful of the numerous attempts to do so. (...) Pages are split into two-, three-, four-, and six-part image combinations, resembling the clusters of notes in a saxophone or trumpet run. Graphically, vertical clusters of images recall held notes. The result is not just a succession of musicians' portraits, or even a documentary record of performance, but a book that visually echoes the music itself. Other photographers, perhaps closer to the jazz community, have made books on the subject, but Van der Elsken's is the work of an authentic jazz fan and a maker of authentic photobooks."
AND 1 other: J. VAN DER KEUKEN, Wij zijn 17 (Bussum, n.d. (±1957), 3rd ed., no pagination, photogr. plates and orig. wr. by J. VAN DER KEUKEN. Foot of spine trifle rubbed)
- Sl. yellowed along edges.
AND 2 others, i.a. C. OORTHUYS, Het laatste jaar 1944-1945 (Amst., 1970, 104 full-p. photogr. plates, orig. wr., sq. 4to).
- Cloth vaguely foxed. Dustwr. sl. worn along extremities and traces of price-ticket on frontwr.
- Binding sl. worn along extremities; backstrip strengthened w. paper.
= Commemorative album of the manned balloon flight of balloon SSSR-1, which reached a height of 19 km. into the stratosphere on 30 September 1933. Karasik, The Soviet Photobook p.334ff: "The endpaper is particularly successful, despite the fact that the photograph of people gazing skywards is to a considerable aspect actually drawn". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE X.
= Rare anti-German photo documentary booklet published by the Ministry of Defence of Czechoslovakia. Also containing caricatures by George Grosz.
- Two plates creased. Rebacked; wr. w. a few sm. tears.
Levitt, H. Crosstown. New York, powerHouse Books, 2001, 189,(1)p., num. (full-p.) (col.) photogr. ills., orig. cl. w. mounted photogr. ill. on frontcover, 4to.
- Plate on frontcover sl. rubbed.
AND 4 others, i.a. K. SICHEL, Avantgarde als Abenteuer (Munich, 1999, num. photogr. ills., orig. boards, 4to).
- Two (opposite) lvs. w. some surface dam.
= Probably a private publication in a small number (1?) of copies. Contains striking images of the people, scenery, slums etc. of Sicily by a professional photographer. A few lvs. contain text from a Dutch tutorial on philosophy.