Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Book Sale Preview: Gorgeous Art Books from Around the World

A diverse selection of beautiful and intriguing
art books are on display now!
This spring's selection of art books demonstrates reflects the broad diversity of the George Mason District's community! The collection shows a range of disciplines and styles, and represents countries and languages from all over the world.

You'll find these items along with the rare books on display in the left glass case in the George Mason Regional Library lobby. Everything goes on sale starting at 3 pm on April 19.

Subversive Beauty ― $125.
Luis Royo. Norma Editorial, 2005. Deluxe edition with slipcover, unbound print and certificate of authenticity
Interpretacion del Codice Selden, 3135(A.2) ― $100.
Alfonso Caso. Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia. Mexico, 1964. The Codex Seldon dates from before the Spanish Conquest and records the history of the Mixtec region.

Falnama, the Book of Omens ― $150.
Messaumeh Farhad. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2009. Exhibition catalog of illustrated texts on the artof divination in Safavid Iran and Ottoman Turkey.
Decani, Vol. I  ― $100.
Mich Academia Regalis Serbica Pupin, 1941. Detailed treatment of the exterior and interior of the Serbian Orthodox monastery in Decani, Kosovo. Text in Serbo-Croatian with summaries in French and German. Uncut, in linen covered case.

Remedios Varo ― $75
Ricardo Ovalle, et. al. Ediciones Era, 1998. In Spanish. Comprehensive, annotated catalog of work by Spanish surrealist.


The Four Moments of the Sun: Kongo Art in Two Worlds ― $25
Thompson & Cornet. National Gallery of Art, 1981


The Distant Mountains: Chinese Painting, 1570-1644 ― $35
James Cahill. Weatherhill, 1982. First Edition

Hokkaido, Northern Memories ―$35
(Text in Japanese), 2008

Muraqqa’: Imperial Mughal Albums ― $30
Muraqqa': Imperial
Mughal Albums
Elaine Wright. Art Services International, 2008

Ukiyo-e Taikei: A Survey of Japanese Prints, Vol. 15. ― $50
Shuesha, 1975


Cezanne in Provence ― $25
Conisbee & Coutagne. Yale University Press, 2006

Edma, Life and Work ― $20
George Noszlopy. Robert, Susan and John Balazs, 1998

Louvre, Chefs-d’oeuvre ― $40
Francoise Bayle. Artlys, 2003

Pissarro ― $25
Musee Marmottan Monet, 2017

Pissarro, a Eragny ― $20
Musee du Luxembourg, 2017

Plakaty    ― $25
Rafal Olbinski. Nahan Editions, 1996

Portraits, Collections du Centre Pompidou ― $30
Centre Pompidou, 2012

Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio ― $25
Patricia Fortini Brown. Yale University Press, 1994


1877: Plains Indian Sketch Books of Zo-Tom & Howling Wolf ― $20
Dorothy Dunn, Introd. Northland Press, 1969

A Life in Art: Harry Wilcox and the Woman with Dreamy Eyes ― $30
Joyce Wilcox Graff & James Hammond Wilcox. Garnet Star Publishing, Boston, 2012

Edward Hopper: The Watercolors ― $30
Virginia M. Mecklenburg. W.W. Norton, 1999

Frank Vining Smith, Maritime Painting in the 20th Century ― $35
James A. Craig. Hard Press Editions, 2010

Gordon Harrison, Canadian Landscapes ― $25
Text, Phil Emond & Gordon Harrison. Ottawa, 2007

Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York ― $25
Rebecca Zurier, et. al.
National Museum of American Art, 1995

Oxford (Miss.) Sketchbook ― $25
Wyatt Waters, watercolors. Tasting Color Publishing, 2003

Prints of Louis Lozowick: A Catalogue Raisonne ― $25
Janet Flint. Hudson Hills Press, 1982


Domus Aurea and the Roman Architectural Revolution ― $50   
Larry Ball. Cambridge University Press, 2003

The Frescoes of Mar Musa al-Habashi ― $25
Erica Cruikshank Dodd. PIMS, 2001

Monastic Vision Wall Paintings in the Monastery of St. Anthony at the Red Sea ― $35
Elizabeth S. Bolman, Ed. Yale University Press, 2002

Quinlan Terry, the Revival of Architecture ― $45
Clive Aslet. Viking, 1986

Richmond’s Monument Avenue ― $40
Driggs, Wilson, Winthrop. University of North Carolina Press, 2001


Bingata! Only in Okinawa ― $30
Okinawa Prefectural Government, 2016

Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by 19th Century Haida, Tlingit, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian Artists ― $20
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1973

Chinese Ceramics: A New Comprehensive Survey ― $50
Textiles of the
Wiener Werkstatte
He Li. Rizzoli, 2006 (2nd Printing)

Jade in Chinese Culture ― $40
Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1990

Textiles of the Wiener Werkstatte 1910-1932 ― $40
Angela Volker. Thames & Hudson, 2004


Cajun Families of the Atchafalaya ― $20
Greg Guirard. Greg Guirard, 1999. Autographed by author

Charles Sheeler: Across Media ― $20
Charles Brock. National Gallery of Art, 2006

Ciento Y… Postalicas A Federico Garcia Lorca
(258 Postcards by Federico Garcia Lorca) ― $50
Forum Filatelico, 1998

Swiss Guest Book, Portraits of Inspiring Personalities ― $40
Beat Pfandler. Offizin, 2007

Women ― $20
Annie Leibovitz. Random House, 1999


Book of the Bamboo    ― $22
Johnson Su-Sing Chow. Art Book Co., LTD    1997
Chinese Painting for Beginners

Chinese Paintings for Beginners
#18 Drawing Mountains and Water ― $22
#22 Peony in Elaborate Style ― $22
#25 Butterflies & Insects ― $22
#54 Meticulous Painting of Lotus Flowers ― $22

Flowers & Birds: A Perspective ― $22
Yang O-shi. Art Book Co., Ltd., 1991


Ben Shahn, For the Sake of a Single Verse ― $35
Women as Portrayed
in Orientalist Painting
Clarkson N. Potter, 1974


On Ugliness ― $15
Umberto Eco, Editor. Rizzoli, 2007

Women as Portrayed in Orientalist Painting ― $35
Lynne Thornton. ACR Edition, 1985

We reserve the right to correct any mistakes in the prices or descriptions published here. Books may be removed or added without updating the list.

Spring 2018 Sale Highlights: Special Children's Books

Special children's books available for the
Spring 2018 Book Sale are now on display.
A selection of lovely children's books from the upcoming spring sale are now on display in the lobby of George Mason Regional Library. They will go on sale starting at 3 pm on Thursday, April 19. 

Below is a list of titles and prices. Note that the information here may be revised or updated, and items in the case are subject to change.

Becky's Birthday, by Tasha Tudor
 Collectible Editions

Becky’s Birthday ― $75
Tasha Tudor   
Jenny Wren Press, 1992 (1961)
Signed, limited edition.

The Private World of Tasha Tudor ― $5
Tudor and Brown       
Little, Brown & Co, 1992 1st Ed

James and the Giant Peach ― $25
Roald Dahl     
Alfred Knopf, 1961
1st ed, 2nd state

DC Super Heroes. First Edition.
D.C. Super Heroes ― $20
Matthew Reinhart      
Little, Brown and Co., 2010. 1st ed.

Johnny Tremain ― $15
Esther Forbes,
Houghton Mifflin Early Edition

Babar and His Children ― $15
Jean de Brunhoff
Random House, 1938, Early edition

Moon Landing ― $15
Platt / Hancock
Candlewick Press, 2008, 1st edition

Two volumes from the Great Musicians Series
by Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher.
Handel at the King’s Court ― $10
Opal Wheeler
E. P. Dutton, 1943, 1st edition, stated

The Eye of the Pharaoh ― $10
Iain Smyth     
Dutton, 1st American Ed

Delightful Illustrations

Robin Hood  ― $20
Paul Creswick, N.C. Wyeth, Illus.
David McKay, 1917

The Yearling ― $20
Marjorie Rawlings, N.C. Wyeth, Illus.
Scribners’ 1950s reprint

An Argosy of Fables ― $12
Frederic Cooper, ed., Paul Branson, Illus.
Frederick Stokes, 1921
The Art of Maurice Sendak.

The Art of Maurice Sendak ― $10
Selma Lanes  
Abradale Press, 1993 (extensively inscribed)

Book of Pictures ― $10
Arthur Rackham        
Avanel Books, 1979
1st edition

The Haunted Tea-Cosy ― $10
Edward Gorey
Harcourt Brace, 1997

Vintage Treasures

The Arabian Nights ― $10
Orton Lowe, Ed.        
John C. Winston Co., 1924

Uncle Wiggily’s Story Book ― $10
Howard R. Garis        
The Home University Bookshelf, Vol 1.
Platt & Munk, 1939

The Real Story Book ― $10
Retold by Wadsworth, Margaret Evans Price, Illus.
Rand McNally, 1941

Joseph Haydn ― $10
Wheeler & Deucher  
E. P. Dutton, 1936, 3rd printing

Home University Bookshelf ― $10
Volume I        
University Society, 1938

Pop-Up and Interactive Books

The Amazing Spider-Man ― $10
Andy Mansfield, paper engineer
Candlewick Press, 2007, 1st ed

The Beauty and the Beast ― $10
De Villeneuve Harper Design, 2017

America the Beautiful ― $10
Robert Sabuda
Little Simon, 2007

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt ― $10
Rosen / Oxenbury
Little Simon, 2007

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ― $10
100 Storybook Classics
16 DVDs
Baum / Sabuda          
Little Simon, 2000

Jack and the Beanstalk ― $5
Irana Shepherd, Illus.
Interval Communications, A Carousel Book

Boxed Sets

100 Storybook Classics ― $20
16 DVDs, 19 hours

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children ― $15
Ransom Riggs
Quirk Books, 2015
Boxed set of three hardback novels

Spring Sale Preview: Antiquarian, Signed, Early, and Limited Editions

Aesop’s Fables, 2 Volumes ― $175
Stothard’s Plates
John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1793
Here is the first selection of rare books we are previewing. They are on display in the left glass case in the George Mason Regional Library lobby. These items will go on sale starting at 3 pm on April 19.

London Types ― $75
Quatorzains by W.E. Henley; Lithographs by William Nicholson
R.H. Russell, 1898. 
The History of Ireland from the Earliest Period to the Present Time ― $75.
Martin Haverty. Thomas Farrell & Son, 1867 
Very nice ornate leather and gilt binding on front and back covers and spine.

Explication des Termes d’Architecture ― $35
A.C. Daviler. Chez Jean Mariette, 1710

Sheridan ― $75
One of 365 copies, signed by author Joseph Hergesheimer.
Moughton Mifflin Company. First Edition

The Life of a P.O.W. Under the Japanese ― $75
Sketched by Col. Malcolm Vaughn Fortier
C.W. Hill Printing Co., 1946
Signed by “Bob” M.V. Fortier

I Am Not Spock ― $100
Celestial Arts, 1975. Signed by author Leonard Nimoy

Three volume autobiography by H. L. Mencken,
inscribed first editions.  Plus inscribed
second edition of Mencken's scathing commentary
on religion, Treatise on the Gods

H.L. Mencken

Happy Days ― $30
Knopf, 1940. First edition, inscribed by author

Heathen Days ― $30
Knopf, 1943. First edition, inscribed by author

Newspaper Days ― $30
Knopf, 1941. First edition, inscribed by author

Treatise on the Gods ― $25
Knopf, 1946. Second edition, inscribed author.


Christmas Days, A Cape Cod Story ― $35
Joseph C. Lincoln
Coward-McCann, 1938. Limited edition, signed by author.

Murder with Peacocks ― $25Donna Andrews
St. Martin’s Press, 1999. First Edition, signed by author

My Home is Far Away ― $35
Dawn Powell
Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1944. First edition.

New Castle, Delaware 1651-1939 ― $25
Signed by Bayard Wootten & Anthony Higgins
Houghton Mifflin, 1939. Number 338 of 765

On Becoming a Painter ― $30
Robert A. Johnson
Sunflower Publishing, 2001
First edition, inscribed by author

Pan Paderewski’s Easter ― $50
Lucy Embury
New Canaan, privately printed, 1944
Inscribed by author

Watch on the Rhine ― $30
Lillian Hellman,
Privately published, New York, 1942. Copy #128 of 349
Signed by author

We reserve the right to correct any mistakes in the prices or descriptions published here. Books may be removed or added without updating the list.