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Flora Whitney Miller: Her Life, Her World, (Whitney Museum)
1 (Whitney Museum) Flora Whitney Miller: Her Life, Her World
New York Whitney Museum of American Art 1987 0-87427-054-5 / 9780874270549 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good Very Good 4to 
128 pages, profusely illustrated; an "Album of Reminiscences and Photographs". Essay contributions by dozens of notables such as, John Baur, Lloyd Goodrich, Michael Graves, Benno Schmidt, James Michener, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Clean and tight; over wrapper worn along the top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Warhol, Bockris, Victor
2 Bockris, Victor Warhol
Da Capo Press 1989 0-306-80795-5 / 9780306807954 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 8vo 
534 pages; b&w illustrations. Clean and tight. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Edward Steichen, Lives in Photography, Brandow, Todd and William A. Ewing with contributions from A. D. Coleman, Catherine Coleman, William A. Ewing,  Ronald J. Gedrim, et al.
3 Brandow, Todd and William A. Ewing with contributions from A. D. Coleman, Catherine Coleman, William A. Ewing, Ronald J. Gedrim, et al. Edward Steichen, Lives in Photography
Minneapolis / Lausanne / New York Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography and the Musee de l'Elysee with W.W. Norton and Company 2008 0393066266 / 9780393066265 First U.S Edition Black embossed cloth Fine Fine 12" x 10" 
336 pages; 243 illustrations. Chronology; Selected Bibliography; Gossary of Photographic Processes Used by Steichen; Works in the Exhibition (includes the process used for each photo) ; Index. Published to accompany the frist posthumous European retrospective of Steichen's work: Jeu de Paume, Musee de l'Elysee, Palazzo Magnani, Museo Ntional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Clean throughout; tight binding. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Suleiman the Magnificent - Scourge of Heaven, Bridge, Antony
4 Bridge, Antony Suleiman the Magnificent - Scourge of Heaven
New York Dorset Press 1966 0-88029-169-9 / 9780880291699 quarter-cloth and paper boards Fine Very Good 8vo 
220 pages; b&w illustrations. By the author of The Crusades. Suleiman's rise to power and his threat to and wars with Europe: Islam's counter-crusade against western Christendom. A good read. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Compostela and Europe: The Story of Diego Gelmirez, Castineiras, Manuel Quitterie Cazes; Annaig Chatain; et al. (Essays) Manuel Castineiras; Fatima Diez; Emmanuel Garland; et al. (Text of the Catalog Entries)
5 Castineiras, Manuel Quitterie Cazes; Annaig Chatain; et al. (Essays) Manuel Castineiras; Fatima Diez; Emmanuel Garland; et al. (Text of the Catalog Entries) Compostela and Europe: The Story of Diego Gelmirez
Milan Skira 2010 8857204936 / 9788857204932 First Edition Pictorial Paper Boards Fine No Jacket as Issued Exhibition Catalogue 11" x 9.5" 
430 pages; numerous illustrations, most in color. Appendix includes Comparative Chronology (comparing Compstela progress and wors to Hispanic Kingdoms and Europe); Works in the Exhibition; Bibliography. Gelmirez, the first Archbishop of Compostela built it in the 11th and 12th centuries into a wider European power center some say equal to Rome and Jerusalem. Items in the exhibition include historical documents, some illuminated. Red remainder mark on bottom edge. Otherwise clean throughout; tight binding. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close up, Colacello, Bob
6 Colacello, Bob Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close up
New York HarperCollins Publishers (harper collins) 1990 0-06-016419-0 / 9780060164195 First Edition quarter-cloth and paper boards Very Good Very Good 8vo 
514 pages; b&w illustrations. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper, otherwise clean throughout; tight binding. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Two - 1933-1938, Cook, Blanche Wiesen
7 Cook, Blanche Wiesen Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Two - 1933-1938
New York Viking 1999 0-670-84498-5 / 9780670844982 First Edition quarter-cloth and paper boards Very Good Fine thick 8vo 
686 pages; illustrated woth photographs. Remainder mark on bottom edge, otherwise the book is as new. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Golden Legend: Selections, De Voragine, Jacobus
8 De Voragine, Jacobus The Golden Legend: Selections
London Penguin Books 1998 0140446486 / 9780140446487 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 8" x 5" 
383 pages. Clean throughout; tight binding. The Lives of 71 saints with "Explanatory Notes" (endnotes). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Savage Messiah, Ede, H.S.
9 Ede, H.S. Savage Messiah
New York The Literary Guild 1931 no First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to 
260 pages; b&w illustrations. The life of the young French scupltor, Henri Gaudier. He took the surname of the woman who became his partner/confidant, Sophie Brezska. He died in WW I battle. Clean throughout; tightly bound. The spine is faded. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The First Romantics, Elwin, Malcolm
10 Elwin, Malcolm The First Romantics
New York Longmans, Green and Co. 1948 First Edition Cloth Good Good 8vo 
280 pages. A collective biography of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey. Contents clean and tight, nearly unblemished; boards are clean with gilt titles, one corner is lightly worn. Dustjacket is chipped along the edges and price-clipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Sarah Bernhardt: Artist and Icon, Emboden, William A.
11 Emboden, William A. Sarah Bernhardt: Artist and Icon
Irvine, California Severin Wunderman Museum Publications 1992 First Edition Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 4to 
171 pages; numerous b&w photographs and illustrations, some in color. Well written biographical narrative woven among the many photgraphs of Bernhardt and illustrations of Bernhardt memorabilia.. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Pepys Himself, Emden, Cecil S.
12 Emden, Cecil S. Pepys Himself
London Oxford University Press 1963 no Cloth Fine Very Good 8vo 
146 pages. A study of Pepys charcter - "the kind of man Pepys was" - with only light attention to biographical details. Much drawn form Pepys' Diaries. Clean throughout; no tears, flat pages. The dustjacket with small chips along the top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall, An Artist's Country Estate, Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney
13 Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall, An Artist's Country Estate
New York / New Haven The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press 2006 0300117876 / 9780300117875 Cloth Fine Fine 12" x 9 " 
262 pages; 348 illustrations, color and b&w. Chronology; Works Cited; Works in the Exhibition (238); Index. Tiffany's estate in Oyster Bay, NY; built by Tiffany (1902-1905) who controlled details of the house, gardens, pools, etc., and , of course decoration.. The book is not a catalog of the exhibition, but is filled with color illustrations of decorative objects and glass as well as historical photos of Tiffany and the estate past the time of its burning. Previous owner's name on half-title psage. Otherwise, clean throughout; tight binding. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Art Lover, a biography of Peggy Guggenheim, Gill, Anton
14 Gill, Anton Art Lover, a biography of Peggy Guggenheim
New York Perennial 2003 006095681x / 9780060956813 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good thick 8vo 
480 pages; b&w illustrations. Clean within; tight binding; remainder mark on bottom edge. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright, Gill, Brendan
15 Gill, Brendan Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright
New York G.P Putnam's Sons 1987 0-399-13232-5 / 9780399132322 First Edition quarter cloth / paper boards Fine Very Good 8vo 
544 pages; many b&w photographs. An excellent biography by the author a long-time writer for The New Yorker who covered architecture as well as writing poetry, fiction, memoir, other biographies. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Misia, Gold, Arthur; Robert Fizdale
16 Gold, Arthur; Robert Fizdale Misia
New York Morrow Quill Paperbacks 1981 0688003951 First Paperback Edition Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good Large 8vo 
338 pages; well illustrated, color and b&w. The wife, muse, sponsor. Perhaps the personification of Art Nouveau. "Her greatest talent - she was a pianist - was the gift of inspiring and bringing together others." Clean throughout; lightly rubbed. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Memories of  Happy Days, Green, Julian
17 Green, Julian Memories of Happy Days
New York Harper & Brothers 1942 no Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
320 pages. The readable memoir of the author's early years, born in Paris, 1900, and living in France for the next thirty-five years. Enjoyable. Clean throughout, tight binding. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren, Gross, Michael
18 Gross, Michael Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren
New York HarperCollins Publishers (harper collins) 2003 0-06-019904-0 / 9780060199043 First Edition Paper boards Fine Very Good 8vo 
392 pages; a few b&w illustrations. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Henry Clay Frick, The Man, Harvey, George
19 Harvey, George Henry Clay Frick, The Man
Privately Printed 1936 Cloth Fine Very Good 8vo 
382 pages. "The early days of Frick and his frist steps in business; the Homestead Strike; attempt on his life; relationship with Carnegie, Mellons, other industrialists. An industrial history of the era as well as a portrait of a notable character." Dustjacket darkened unevenly. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Sky Hooks, The Autobiography of John Kane, Kane, John; Frank Crowninshield (foreword) (Marie McSwigan)
20 Kane, John; Frank Crowninshield (foreword) (Marie McSwigan) Sky Hooks, The Autobiography of John Kane
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott Company 1938 no First Edition Cloth Good Poor 4to 
196 pages; color frontispiece (self portrait), 22 b&w reproductions, 4 photographs. Autobiography but "as told to" Marie McSwigan, who has no credit on the title page. A man whose life wasa hardscrabble affair the great majority of its time rises to prominence as a painter. Clean within, tight binding; boards worn at the edges and corners; front board discolored and marred by a seies of small pointed depressions. The jacket worn with losses of material at edges and corners. 
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