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19 Lessons, Uniquely Altered Vintage Book
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"I like to work with editing and altering vintage books. To me, the pages of old books offer a unique way of having a dialogue based not only on their literal content, but on their p...
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2010s Contemporary More Art

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Ink, Watercolor, Archival Paper

Toyen - Vintage Rare Illustrated Book - 1953
By André Breton
Located in Roma, IT
Toyen is an original rare book written by Breton, Heisler and Péret in 1953. Published by Solokova, Paris. Original First American Edition. 1036 numbered copies. Format: in 8°....
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1950s Surrealist More Art

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Paper

Félicien Rops - Rare Vintage Book - 1905
Located in Roma, IT
Érastène Ramiro Ramiro, Félicien Rops, Paris, Pellet-Floury, 1905. Vol. in 8º, pp. 215, cm 26.5 x 3.5 x 20, in French. One of the few copies on original editorial soft cover and ja...
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Early 1900s More Art

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Paper

"The Chap-Book" Original Vintage Chap Book American Magazine Cover
Located in Boston, MA
The pocket-sized Chap-Book debuted in 1894 and became the first literary periodical of note in the US. Bragdon's handsome poster of a woman reading the magazine in a smart coach com...
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1890s Art Nouveau Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Les Contes de Perrault - Vintage Illustrated Book - 1928
Located in Roma, IT
Edition of 340 copies including 33 original engravings. Copy on vélin Montgolfier d'Annonay, including: - 11 etchings by J. Daragnes, H. David, P. Ganon, P. Guastalla, J. Hechr, Cha...
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1920s Modern More Art

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Paper

M. Barka - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by René Beeh - 1914
Located in Roma, IT
M.Barka is an original Rare Book illustrated by René Beeh (1886 − 1922) in 1914. Original First Edition. Published by Georg Muller, Eugen Rentsch, Munich. 1200 numbered copies. ...
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1910s More Art

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Paper

Destiny - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Otto Nückel - 1930
Located in Roma, IT
Destiny is an original modern rare book including original woodcut prints by Otto Nückel (Cologne, 1888 – Cologne, 1955). Published by Farrar & Rinehart, New York, 1930. Original ...
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1930s Modern More Art

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Paper, Woodcut

Die Rache Des Verhohnten Liebhabers - Vintage Rare Book - 1925
Located in Roma, IT
Die Rache Des Verhonten Liebhabers is an original modern rare book illustrated by Hans Meid (1883 - 1957) and written by Ernst Toller (1893 – 1939). Published in 1925 by Paul Cassire...
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1920s Modern More Art

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Paper

Fables - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by William Blake - 1793
By William Blake
Located in Roma, IT
Fables is an original Modern Rare book engraved by Sir William Blake (London, 1757 - London, 1827) and written by John Gay (Barnstaple, 1685 – London, 1732) in 1793. Full title: "Fa...
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1790s More Art

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Paper, Etching

Tubutsch - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Oskar Kokoschka - 1919
By Oskar Kokoschka
Located in Roma, IT
Tubutsch is an original modern rare book illustrated by by Oskar Kokoschka (Pöchlarn, 1886 - Villeneuve, 1980) and written by Albert Ehrenstein (Wien, 1886 – New York, 1950) in 1919....
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1910s Modern More Art

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Paper

Meister Floh - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Otto Nückel - 1922
Located in Roma, IT
Meister Floh is an original modern rare book illustrated with woodcut engravings by Otto Nückel (Cologne, 1888 – Cologne, 1955) in 1922 and written by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffma...
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1920s Modern More Art

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Paper, Woodcut

Portraits-souvenirs - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1935
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait-souvenirs is an original modern rare book engraved by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1935. Published by Grasset, Paris. First Edition, li...
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1930s Modern More Art

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Paper

Le Potomak - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1924
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Le Potomak (Le Potomak précédé d’un Prospectus 1916) is an original modern rare book illustrated by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1924. Published ...
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1920s More Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Le Cirque - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Fernand Léger - 1950
By Fernand Léger
Located in Roma, IT
Le Cirque is an original modern rare book illustrated by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881 - Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in 1950. Published by Tériade Éditions, Paris. Original edition inclu...
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1950s Surrealist More Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Suite Montagnarde - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Raoul Dufy - 1932
By Raoul Dufy
Located in Roma, IT
Suite Montagnarde is an original modern rare book illustrated by Raoul Dufy (Le Havre, 1877 – Forcalquier, 1953) with original woodcuts and written by Pierre Courthion (1902-1988).. ...
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1930s Modern More Art

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Paper, Woodcut

Ma Vie - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Marc Chagall - 1931
By Marc Chagall
Located in Roma, IT
First edition of Chagall's autobiography. Limited edition of 1650 specimens. Format: In-8° Pages: 253 32 reproductions of drawings of Chagall's youth. Good conditions.
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1930s Surrealist More Art

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Paper

Die Glucksritter - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Hans Meid - 1928
Located in Roma, IT
Die Glucksritter is an original modern rare book illustrated by Hans Meid (1883 - 1957) and written by Josef Von Eichendorff (1788 – Nysa, 1857) in 1928. Published by Deutsche Buch...
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1920s Modern More Art

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Paper

Assemblée Nationale Comique - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by CHAM - 1850
By Charles Amedee de Noe (CHAM)
Located in Roma, IT
Assemblée Nationale Comique is an original modern rare book illustrated by CHAM and written by Auguste Lireux (Rouen, 1814 - 1870, Bougival) in 1850. Published by Michel Lévy Frère...
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1850s More Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Die Puppe - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Hans Bellmer - 1962
By Hans Bellmer
Located in Roma, IT
Die Puppe is an original Rare Book engraved by Hans Bellmer (Katowice, 1902 – Paris, 1975) in 1962. Original First German Edition. Published by Gerhardt Verlag, Berlin. 2000 nu...
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1960s Surrealist More Art

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Paper

Chinesische Abende - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Emil Orlik - 1920
By Emil Orlik
Located in Roma, IT
Chinesische Abende is an original modern rare book written by Greiner Leo (Brno, 1876 - Berlin, 1928) and illustrated by Emil Orlik (Prague, 1870 – 1932) in 1920. Published by Reiss...
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1920s More Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Les Folies Parisiennes - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by CHAM - 1883
By Charles Amedee de Noe (CHAM)
Located in Roma, IT
Les Folies Parisiennes is an original modern rare book illustrated by CHAM. Published by Calman Lévy, Paris, in 1883. Original edition. Format: in 4°. 341 pages with 1000 lithogr...
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1880s More Art

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Lithograph, Paper

La Dame Ovale - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Max Ernst - 1934
By Max Ernst
Located in Roma, IT
La Dame Ovale is an original modern rare book written by Mary Leonora Carrington (Chorley, Lancashire 1917 – Mexico City, 2011) and illustrated by Max Ernst (1891 - 1976) in 1934. ...
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1930s Surrealist More Art

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Photogravure, Paper

Crimes et Chatiments-Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Félix Vallotton - 1902
By Félix Vallotton
Located in Roma, IT
Crimes et Chatiments is an original modern rare book engraved by Félix Vallotton (Lausanne, 1865 - Paris, 1925) in 1902. Published by Schwarz, Paris. "Numéro spécial" of the Magazi...
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Early 1900s Modern More Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Il Bambino Solo - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Roland Topor - 1969
By Roland Topor
Located in Roma, IT
Il Bambino Solo is an original modern rare book illustrated by Roland Topor (Paris, 1938 – Paris, 1997) in 1969. Published by Milano libri, Milan. Original First Italian Edition. ...
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1960s Contemporary More Art

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Paper

Die Schwarze Spinne - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by René Beeh - 1918
Located in Roma, IT
Die Schwarze Spinne is an original Rare Book illustrated by René Beeh (1886 − 1922) and written by Jeremias Gotthelf (Morat, 1797 – Lützelflüh, 1854) in 1918. Original Edition. P...
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1910s More Art

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Paper

Thomas l’Imposteur - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1927
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Thomas l’Imposteur is an original modern rare book illustrated by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1927. Published by Gallimard NRF, Paris. Original...
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1920s More Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Le Secret Professionnel - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1925
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Le Secret Professionnel is an original modern rare book illustrated by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1925. Published by Au Sens Pareil, Paris. Ori...
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1920s More Art

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Paper

La Maison Tellier - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated after Edgar Degas - 1934
By Edgar Degas
Located in Roma, IT
La Maison Tellier is an original modern rare book illustrated by Edgar Degas (Paris, 1834 – Paris, 1917) and written by Henri-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant (Tourville-sur-Arques, 185...
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1930s Impressionist More Art

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Etching, Paper

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Marvel Comic Book, Amazing Spider Man Pop Art
Located in Surfside, FL
This is a vintage silver gelatin photo of either Stan Lee or John Romita (I believe it is Romita but I am not sure) overlayed with a comic strip in a surrealist style. John Romita i...
Category

20th Century Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Une Semaine de Bonté - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Max Ernst - 1934
By Max Ernst
Located in Roma, IT
Une Semaine de Bonté is an original modern rare book illustrated by Max Ernst (1891 - 1976) in 1934. Original edition of 816 numbered copies. Published by Jeanne Bucher, Paris. Fo...
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1930s Surrealist More Art

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Paper

Le Tachier de l’Amateur - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Roland Topor - 1971
By Roland Topor
Located in Roma, IT
Le Tachier de l'Amateur is an original modern rare book illustrated by Roland Topor (Paris, 1938 – Paris, 1997) in 1971. Published by Daily-Bul, La Louvière. Original First Editio...
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1970s Modern More Art

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Paper

Kandide oder die beste Welt - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Paul Klee - 1920
By Paul Klee
Located in Roma, IT
Kandide oder die beste Welt is an original modern rare book illustrated by Paul Klee (Münchenbuchsee, 1879 – Muralto, 1940) in 1920. Published by Wolff Verlag, Munchen. First Editi...
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1920s Modern More Art

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Paper

Scènes de la vie du Christ - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by James Ensor - 1921
By James Ensor
Located in Roma, IT
Scènes de la vie du Christ is an original modern rare book illustrated by James Ensor (Ostend, 1860 - Ostend, 1949) in 1921. Original edition. Published by George Giroux, Bruxelles...
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1920s Expressionist More Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Le Char Triomphal de l’Antimoine-Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by V.Brauner-1949
Located in Roma, IT
Le Char Triomphal de l’Antimoine is an original modern rare book written by Yvan Goll (Sankt Didel,1891 – Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1950) and illustrated by Victor Brauner (Piatra Neamț, 19...
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1940s Modern More Art

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Paper, Woodcut

Keith Haring's first artist book (vintage Keith Haring)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring First Book, (untitled), 1982; This 16-page Art Book was published by Keith Haring, Appearances Press, and the Beard’s Fund in 1982. Featuring offset lithographic images ...
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1980s Pop Art Animal Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

1967 Unknown 'Making Posters' Vintage White,Multicolor Book
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 7.5 x 4.75 inches ( 19.05 x 12.065 cm ) Image Size: 7.5 x 4.75 inches ( 19.05 x 12.065 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additi...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

School Fun, Burnham Market - Multi-color vintage book photography
By Richard Heeps
Located in Cambridge, GB
School Fun, from Richard Heeps series 'In The Treasure Trove', featuring the multicolour spines of the iconic children's Annuals, photographed in a vintage bookshop in Burnham Market...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Color Photography

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Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Silver Gelatin

Conny Goelz Schmitt "Flyer" - Wall sculpture made of vintage book parts
By Conny Goelz Schmitt
Located in New York, NY
Conny Goelz Schmitt Flyer, 2020 vintage book parts 12 x 16 x 12 in. (schm038) This bright and colorful wall art is crafted out of vintage book parks assembled to create an abstract ...
Category

2010s Abstract Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

"#186 – WOUNDED WERE COMING", ink, pencil, gouache, found vintage book, poetry
By Amy Williams
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"#186 – WOUNDED WERE COMING" is from Amy Williams' series A Farewell to Arms – wherein the artist works directly onto pages of a found copy of Ernest Hemingway's WWII romance novel. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media

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Paper, Found Objects, Ink, Gouache, Pencil

"#71 – THEN IT'S HOPELESS?", ink, pencil, gouache, found vintage book, poetry
By Amy Williams
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"#71 – THEN IT'S HOPELESS?" is from Amy Williams' series A Farewell to Arms – wherein the artist is working directly onto page 71 of a found copy of Ernest Hemingway's WWII romance n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media

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Paper, Found Objects, Ink, Gouache, Pencil

"#152 – GOOD GIRL", ink, pencil, gouache, found vintage book, hemingway, poetry
By Amy Williams
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"#152 – GOOD GIRL" is from Amy Williams' series A Farewell to Arms – wherein the artist is working directly onto page 152 of a found copy of Ernest Hemingway's WWII romance novel. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media

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Paper, Found Objects, Ink, Gouache, Pencil

Little Esops, Many Leaps (Chalk Drawing on Vintage Book Collage Paper)
Located in Hudson, NY
Chalk on vintage collaged paper with book cover 24 x 31.5 inches With vintage book pages serving as her background, Louise Laplante here works in chalk. Seven silhouetted hares appe...
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2010s Assemblage Mixed Media

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Chalk, Paper, Found Objects

Vintage Impressionist French City Scape Book sellers Notre Dame 1965
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3944 Vintage acrylic on artist board Set in a period frame Image size 19.5x15.5"
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1960s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Conny Goelz "Schmitt Shy Moon" - Wall sculpture made of vintage book parts
By Conny Goelz Schmitt
Located in New York, NY
Conny Goelz Schmitt Shy Moon, 2021 vintage book parts 15 x 14 x 6 in. (schm035) This bright and colorful wall art is crafted out of vintage book parks assembled to create an abstrac...
Category

2010s Abstract Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

Conny Goelz Schmitt "Diamonds and Rust" - Wall sculpture of vintage book parts
By Conny Goelz Schmitt
Located in New York, NY
Conny Goelz Schmitt Diamonds and Rust, 2022 vintage book parts 15 x 20 x 7 in. (schm044) This bright and colorful wall art is crafted out of vintage book parks assembled to create a...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

Opium - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1931
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Opium is an original modern rare book illustrated by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1931. Published by Librairie Stock, Paris. Original First Edit...
Category

1930s Figurative Prints

Materials

Paper, Photogravure

Conny Goelz Schmitt "Wisteria Dream" - Wall sculpture made of vintage book parts
By Conny Goelz Schmitt
Located in New York, NY
Conny Goelz Schmitt Wisteria Dream, 2021 vintage book parts 16 x 29 x 6 in. (schm034) This bright and colorful wall art is crafted out of vintage book parks assembled to create an a...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

Vintage Burmese Prayer Book Holder with Unusual Shape and Carved Pedestal Base
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Burmese vintage prayer book holder from the mid-20th century, with unusual shape and carved pedestal base. Born in Burma during the mid-century period, this exquisite prayer book h...
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Mid-20th Century Burmese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

Le Dragons des Mers - Original Vintage Book Illustrated by L.T. Foujita
By Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita
Located in Roma, IT
"Le dragon des mers" is an illustrated book realized by Tsuguharu Foujita and Jean Cocteau in 1955 and published by Georges Guillot Editions, Paris. The sheets are engraved with ill...
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1950s Figurative Prints

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Etching

"#159 – SLEEP", ink, pencil, gouache, vintage book page, hemingway, poetry
By Amy Williams
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"#159 – SLEEP" is from Amy Williams' series "A Farewell to Arms" – wherein the artist works directly onto page 159 of a found copy of Ernest Hemingway's WWII romance novel. The artis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Waterco...

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Paper, Found Objects, Ink, Gouache, Pencil

"#220 – PEACE", ink, pencil, gouache, collage, vintage book, hemingway, poetry
By Amy Williams
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"#220 – PEACE" is from Amy Williams' series "A Farewell to Arms" – wherein the artist works directly onto page 220 of a found copy of Ernest Hemingway's WWII romance novel. The artis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Water...

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Gouache, Pencil, Paper, Found Objects, Ink

"#51 – WE THINK", ink, pencil, gouache, vintage book page, hemingway, poetry
By Amy Williams
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"#51 – WE THINK" is from Amy Williams' series "A Farewell to Arms" – wherein the artist works directly onto page 51 of a found copy of Ernest Hemingway's WWII romance novel. The arti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Waterco...

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Ink, Gouache, Pencil, Paper, Found Objects

"#134 – HE-MAN POWER", ink, pencil, gouache, vintage book, hemingway, poetry
By Amy Williams
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"#134 – HE-MAN POWER" is from Amy Williams' series A Farewell to Arms – wherein the artist is working directly onto page 134 of a found copy of Ernest Hemingway's WWII romance novel....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Waterc...

Materials

Paper, Found Objects, Ink, Gouache, Pencil

"#187 – HE SAID IT WAS A LIE", ink, pencil, gouache, found vintage book, poetry
By Amy Williams
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"#187 – HE SAID IT WAS A LIE" is from Amy Williams' series A Farewell to Arms – wherein the artist is working directly onto page 187 of a found copy of Ernest Hemingway's WWII romanc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Waterco...

Materials

Paper, Found Objects, Ink, Gouache, Pencil

Silver-Plate Scroll Design Art or Book Small Painting Easel Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely 80's silver plate small easel is perfect to display a small work of art be it a painting or a book. It has an elegant scroll design. Great for a cookbook for your kitchen...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern More Desk Accessories

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Silver Plate

Picasso Paris, Boeck and Sabart Vintage, 1955, First Edition Art Book
By Pablo Picasso
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage, 1955, first edition, Picasso, S.P.A.D.E.M. Paris, Boeck and Sabartes, Vintage, Picasso, First Edition, 1955. Description: Pablo Picasso. Wilhelm Boeck and Jaime Sabartes. Pu...
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20th Century Spanish Modern Books

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Paper

Andy Warhol by David Bourdon Collectible Poster Art Book Vintage, 1989
By (after) Andy Warhol
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Andy Warhol by David BourdonVintage 1989, Abrams Book, Harry Schunk 1965 Photo Collector's Pop Art poster. This Andy Warhol rare vintage 1989 iconic David Bourdon Abrams book harry ...
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20th Century American Expressionist Books

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Paper

Vintage Tennis Flicker Book, No.8 Betty Nuthall
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Betty Nuthall demonstrates the Drop Volley and Service. Published by Slazengers, Ltd. London. On the rear page of this flicker book is an advert for Frank Bird Limited. Indoor and ou...
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20th Century English Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia

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Paper

Original Vintage Poster What Was It A Flight Into The Blue Belle Epoque Art Book
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster for a new book from Eckstein's Illustrated Novel Library entitled Was war es? Ein flug ins blaue - What Was It? A Flight Into The Blue by Richard ...
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Antique 1890s German Art Nouveau Posters

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Paper

Vintage Tennis Flicker Book, No.8. Betty Nuthall
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Tennis Flicker Book, No.8. Betty Nuthall demonstrates the Drop Volley and Service. Published by SLAZENGERS, Ltd., London. On the rear page of this flicker book is an advert for Sugg ...
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Vintage 1930s European Sporting Art Books

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Paper

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Vintage Art Book For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage art book you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. There are many Modern, Contemporary and Pop Art versions of these works for sale. You’re likely to find the perfect vintage art book among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a vintage art book to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, beige, brown, black and more. There have been many interesting vintage art book examples over the years, but those made by Amy Williams, Louise Laplante, Jean Cocteau, William Blake and Carmine Infantino are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these — often created in paper, lithograph and found objects — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Vintage Art Book?

The price for a vintage art book in our collection starts at $75 and tops out at $56,706 with the average selling for $678.