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Period: Mid-20th Century
3 Volumes. William Shakespeare, The Works of Shakespeare.
Located in New York, NY
3 Volumes. William Shakespeare, The Comedies of Shakespeare. Bound in 3/4 red calf and linen boards. Raised band spine with panels displaying gilt floral detailing and gilt lettering...
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English Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather

2 Volumes. Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Located in New York, NY
2 Volumes. Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland. Bound in 3/4 blue morocco and linen boards. Raised band spine with gilt title panels. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Included 42...
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English Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather

1 Volume, H.R.H, the Duke of Windsor, a King's Story
Located in New York, NY
1 Volume. H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor, A King's Story. Signed Limited Edition. Bound in full green morocco with the front cover displaying a royal crest in gilt. Raised band spine wit...
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English Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather

2 Volumes. Harvey Cushing, The Life of Sir William Osler.
Located in New York, NY
2 Volumes. Harvey Cushing, The Life of Sir William Osler. First edition. Bound in full red calf by Bayntun. The covers display gilt bordering with a small floral detail in each corne...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather

4 Volumes. Winston S. Churchill. A History of the English Speaking Peoples
Located in New York, NY
4 Volumes. Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Bound in full red calf. Raised band spine gilt with panels displaying ornate gilt detailing. Labels on the...
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English Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather

1 Volume. Philip Guedalla, The Duke.
Located in New York, NY
1 Volume. Philip Guedalla, The Duke. A Cosway-style binding by Bayntun. Bound in full red morocco with the front board displaying an insert portrait in color, bordered in a wreath of...
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English Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather

Jules Leleu, Mobel der Art Deco 1924-1934 'Book'
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
This is a beautifully produced and photographed catalogue of an exhibition of the work of Jules Leleu which took place in the Galerie Claude in Cologne in April and May 2010. There a...
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Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Italian Walnut and Embossed Leather Lectern
Located in Garnerville, NY
Italian walnut and gold embossed leather lectern. Circa 1970. This wonderful book stand/lectern brings a certain refinement to any room. The angled surface, which would retain a book...
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Italian Renaissance Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather, Walnut

Mid-Century French Leather Bound Gilt Embossed Books Complete Work, Set of 24
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a study bookcase or a library with this elegant set of French books; published circa 1975 across Europe in places like Geneva, Switzerland and Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, eac...
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French Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather, Paper

La Ceramica in Italia
Located in New York, NY
Well-edited and lavishly illustrated survey of mid-century Italian ceramics, written by Hugo Blattler and published in Rome in 1958 by Aristide Palombi as part of the Arti Pratiche s...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Beautiful Homes and Gardens in California
Located in New York, NY
Important and lavishly produced survey of postwar California domestic architecture, written by Frank Lloyd Wright-trained California architect Herbert Weisskamp and published by Abra...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Wrightsman Collection, 1st Ed. signed by Charles and Jane Wrightsman, 1966-1973
Located in San Francisco, CA
The Wrightsman collection, Vols.I-V, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1966-1973. First Edition, hardcovers with dust jackets. Inscribed by the Wrightsmans, incl. a Christ...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

A: A Novel - Andy Warhol - First Edition, Grove Press, New York, 1968
Located in London, GB
First Edition, published by Grove Press, New York, 1968. This first edition, first printing of Andy Warhol's knowing and avant-garde experimental text, 'a, A Novel', was released by...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Portfolio Book
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A very cool catalog showing available Milo Baughman designs for Thayer Coggin as part of the Environment 70 line of furniture. Includes photos of pieces, configurations of sectionals...
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Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Lonsdale Library Equestrian Book
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Horsemanship - The Way Of A Man With A Horse, Lonsdale Library Book. One of the volumes from Lonsdale Library, Horsemanship - The Way Of A Man With A Horse. The book with over ninety...
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British Sporting Art Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Letters of James Agee to Father Flye & Agee's Manuscript Notes
Located in Seguin, TX
Letters of James Agee to Father Flye. New York: George Braziller, 1962. 1st Edition signed and inscribed by Father Flye. Blue cloth binding, dust jacket. Shelf wear, chips and spots ...
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American Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

BIG Art Deco Original Advertising Promotional Poster SIDOL, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1930s - framed - original, no reprint - good original condition ,see the pictures - jr.
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Art Deco Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Soleri, Paolo. Visionary Cities: the Arcology of Paolo Soleri Hardcover Book
Located in Ferndale, MI
Praeger Publishers Inc., New York, Washington, London. A lively black & white typography rich volume exploring the theories and designs for the cities of the future by architect, urb...
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Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Lonsdale Library Boxing Book
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Boxing, Lonsdale Library Book. One of the volumes from Lonsdale Library, Boxing. The book with over fifty illustrations. The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes, Editors The...
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English Sporting Art Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Lonsdale Library, Fishing Book
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Fine Angling For Coarse Fish, Lonsdale Library Book. One of the volumes from Lonsdale Library, Fine Angling For Coarse Fish, with original dust cover. The book with one hundred and f...
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English Sporting Art Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Winston Churchill, Maxims and Reflections, First Edition - 1947 - Leather Bound
Located in Hillsborough, NJ
AUTHOR: CHURCHILL, Winston. TITLE: Maxims And Reflections. PUBLISHER: London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1947. DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 8-1/16" x 5-5/8", introduction ...
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British Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather

Julia Child Mastering the Art of French Cooking Book 1964
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Julia Child MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING VOL. ONE New York: Alfred A. Knopf. First Publishing 1961; Sixth Printing 1964. Hardcover. Autographed from Maitland Martinez to Bob ...
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American French Provincial Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Lonsdale Library Book, Hounds and Dogs
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Hounds & Dogs, Lonsdale Library Book. One of the volumes from Lonsdale Library, Hounds & Dogs, their care, training & working. The book with over one hundred illustrations. The Lonsd...
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English Sporting Art Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Collection of 6 Vintage Issues of Masters of World of Architecture, 1960
Located in San Diego, CA
Great collection of 6 issues of Masters of World of Architecture. These issues date back to 1960 and each focuses on a particular architecture icon that is discussed and analyzed wit...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Thousand Islands of the Adriatic Hardcover Book 1965 1st Edition
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Thousand Islands of the Adriatic Hardcover Book 1965. Text by Antun Soljan Published by Yugoslavija 1st edition 1965.  
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European Folk Art Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows, Limited Edition, in Spectacular Binding
Located in Hillsborough, NJ
AUTHOR: GRAHAME, Kenneth. TITLE: The Wind In The Willows. PUBLISHER: London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1951. DESCRIPTION: LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION. 1 vol., 11-15/16" x 9-7/8", i...
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Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather

Softbound Program "The Art of Alexander Calder" Long Beach Museum of Art 1970
Located in San Diego, CA
A nice softbound program from Alexander Calder's 1970 exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, CA from January 11, 1970 to February 8, 1970. The program is in go...
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American Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

“The Machine – Museum of Modern Art New York” Book by K.G. Pontus Hulten 1968
Located in San Diego, CA
A very rare and cool book, “The Machine – As Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age'" by K.G. Pontus Hulten for the Museum of Modern Art New York, circa 1968. The book is in its orig...
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American Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Books

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Aluminum

Parke-Bernet NY Sale "The Estate of Sophie Tucker," May-5-7, 1966
Located in valatie, NY
Parke-Bernet NY, Sale Code "2437" Sophie Tucker French & English Furniture, Porcelain, Silver, Glass, Rugs, May-5-7, 1966. Sophie Tucker was an American singer, comedian, actress, an...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Bauhaus Book Holders in Grey Lacquered Metal
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bauhaus metal book holders, manufactured in Germany, circa 1940. In great original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
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German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Metal

Spanish Hand Carved Wooden Bookstand
Located in Marbella, ES
Spanish hand carved wooden bookstand.
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Spanish Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Wood

Jean Puiforcat, 'Book' on famous Art Deco Silversmith
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A now out of print book which is the catalogue raisonne of the great deco silversmith Jean Puiforcat. 339 pages with bilingual text in French and English and illustrated throughout w...
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Art Deco Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Other

The Windsor Style by Suzy Menkes (Book)
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
The Windsor Style is the first book to look at the luxurious post-war life of the Duke and Duchess at home in their Paris mansion and at play at their converted mill-house in the Fre...
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Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Behind the Picture Window by Bernard Rudofsky
Located in New York, NY
First edition of Bernard Rudofsky’s idiosyncratic and iconoclastic discussion of modern living conditions in postwar America, published by Oxford University Press in 1955. 201 pages,...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

English & Other Silver in the Irwin Untermeyer Collection by Yvonne Hackenbroch
Located in valatie, NY
English & Other Silver in the Irwin Untermeyer Collection by Yvonne Hackenbroch. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1963. This book is limited to English silver from the middle of...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Chelsea & Other English Porcelain Pottery & Enamel in the Irwin Untermyer Coll
Located in valatie, NY
Chelsea and Other English Porcelain Pottery and Enamel in the Irwin Untermyer Collection by Yvonne Hackenbroch. Published in London for The Metropolitan Museum of History and Art by ...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

"Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson" Signed by Herbert Hoover, Sixth Printing, 1958
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Hoover, Herbert. The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1958. Signed and inscribed by Herbert Hoover. Sixth printing. Original dust jacket and housed in a custom slipca...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Alone, Signed by Richard E. Byrd, First Edition, Second Impression, 1938
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Byrd, Richard E, Alone. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1938. First edition, stated second impression. Signed by Byrd on free end paper. Octavo. Presented in quarter blue Moroccan lea...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather, Paper

Little America by Richard E. Byrd, First Edition, 1930
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Byrd, Richard E., Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, The Flight to the South Pole. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First edition. Octavo. Presented in quarter r...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather, Paper

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, First Edition, 1943
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. First edition printing. Octavo. Rebound in modern half red Moroccan leather and marbled boards, with gilt tool...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather, Paper

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, Illust. by N. C. Wyeth, 1947
By James Fenimore Cooper
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. In original hardcover boards with illustrat...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, Signed by Byrd
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Byrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1935. Signed, stated first edition. Octavo. In original boards and dustja...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Skyward by Richard E. Bryd, First Edition, 1931
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Byrd, Richard E. Skyward. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1931. Octavo. First edition, eleventh printing. In original hardcover boards and original pictorial dust jacket. Presented in a...
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American Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, First Edition, 1936, with Signed Letter
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Mitchell, Margaret, Gone with the Wind. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First edition, first printing. Octavo. Includes typed and signed March 14, 1939 letter and envelope, t...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather, Paper

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway, First Edition, 1937
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Hemingway, Ernest, To Have and Have Not. New York: Charles Scriber’s Sons, 1937. First edition, first printing. Beautifully rebound in 1/4 gray Moroccan leather and cloth boards, wit...
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American Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather, Paper

Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, First Edition, First Printing, 1943
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1943. First edition, first state. Octavo. Rebound in full Moroccan leather with Rand’s gilt stamped facsimile signature on t...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Leather, Paper

Liquidation of The Entire Stock of The NY Store of Yamanaka & Co., 1944, Cat. #1
Located in valatie, NY
Parke-Bernet Galleries Catalog, By Order of the Alien Property Custodian of the United States, Liquidation of The Entire Stock of The New York Store of Yamanaka & Co. Inc., Oriental ...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Softbound Program 1958 Film Francais by Bernard Buffet
Located in San Diego, CA
A very rare "Film Francais" softbound program featuring original artwork from Bernard Buffet, circa 1958. The program is in good vintage condition with no rips or tears and has nine ...
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French Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Bambi by Felix Salten, Illustrated by Kurt Wiese, Early American Printing, 1931
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Salten, Felix. Bambi: A Life in the Woods. New York: Grosset & Dunlay, 1931. Translated by Whitaker Chambers. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. In original green hardcover boards with embos...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Notable Paintings by Old Masters: from the Late Mr and Mrs Charles E. F. McCann
Located in valatie, NY
The Art Collection of the Late Mr and Mrs Charles E. F. McCann, Together With Property from The Daniel & Florence Guggenheim Foundation, Parke-Bernet Galleries. 91 lots some photogra...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Ico Parisi Vintage Wood and Brass Swivel Bookcase 'Attr.'
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful wooden revolving bookcase attributed to the fantastic designer Ico Parisi dating from around the 1960s. The bookcase has a central black painted iron rod that serves as t...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Brass, Iron

Auction, Private Collection of Louis Myers, Featuring Duncan Phyfe Furniture
Located in valatie, NY
The Collection of Louis Guerineau Myers. Catalogue of the auction/exhibition held at American Art Association, April 2-9, 1932, featuring "Duncan Phyfe: Characteristic examples in hi...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Edith Rockefeller McCormick Auction Catalog, American Art Ass, 1/16/1934
Located in valatie, NY
Edith Rockefeller McCormick Auction Catalog, American Art Association 1/16/1934. Sale was on premises at 1000 Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, 1064 lots with many B&W photos. A prominent soci...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Parke-Bernet, Property of Mildred B. Vanderbilt English & American Furniture
Located in valatie, NY
Parke Bernet NY, Mildred B. Vanderbilt English & American Furniture, Porcelain, Silver, Sheffield Plate, Mazers, Treen and Leather Ware, Paintings & Rugs, January 1955. 1st Ed softco...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Paintings by 19th C & Contemporary American Artists, the Collection Samuel Shaw
Located in valatie, NY
Paintings by 19th century and Contemporary American Artists, from the Collection of The Late Samuel T. Shaw, NY: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Nov. 21, 1945. Softcover, 89 pp. 15 b&w plate...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

"Listen! The Wind" First Edition, Signed by Charles & Anne Lindbergh, 1938
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a 1938 first edition in its original dust jacket of Listen! The Wind by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. This remarkable printing is inscribed and signed by both Anne and her husband a...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Important Collection of the Late Emil Winter, Parke-Bernet, 1st Ed, 1/15, 1942
Located in valatie, NY
Collection of the Late Emil Winter: Important Barbizon and Other Paintings, Bronzes By Rodin and Barye, French and Italian Furniture, Tapestries, Rugs, Silver, Auction Sale, January ...
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American Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Décors Ephéméres Ephemeral Decoration, French Book by André Granet, Edition 1948
Located in Atlanta, GA
Décors éphémères: les expositions Jeux d'Eau et de Lumière, (Ephemeral decorations: water and light games exhibitions,) French book by André Granet, Original edition 1948, Preface by...
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French Art Deco Vintage Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

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