Paris: Henri Plon, 1863. Quarto, 272 pages; Good- Condition; quarter-bound damaged and discolored brown spine with gilded text and design, front hinge heavily worn and close to detached with spine peeling off but binding still solid and pages attached, scratching to textblock head and discoloration spots to textblock foot, bumping to corners and rubbing to edges, bowing to front board; foxing to textblock interior, contains plates with tissue guards (some tissue guards missing); sold as is.
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Paris: Henri Plon, 1863. Quarto, 280 pages; Good condition; Quarter-bound damaged and discolored brown spine with gilded text and design, spine worn and missing 1.5'' at top, spine hinges and board edges rubbed and corners bumped, textblock head scratched and textblock foot has discoloration spots, bowing to front board; foxing to textblock interior, small burn mark on pages 74-75, contains plates with tissue guards (some tissue guards missing); sold as is.
Paris: TEL, 1935. Folio, Sculptures: 48 pages, Le Plafond De La Sixtine: 48 pages, Le Jugement Dernier: 44 pages; Very Good condition; Folded oversize sheets sandwiched between title and end "pages" (cardboard) for each section, sheets and boards are intentionally loose and protected by a folding case within a slipcase, very slight wear to folding case, wear to slipcase with some edges rubbed and corners bumped/frayed, some scratching and a small liquid damage stain; sheets in very good condition without foxing, staining, creases or tears and all plates present.
Paris: Rombaldi, 1945. Quarto, 149 pages; G condition; Light grey wrappers, worn tan spine with brown text has creases and tears down the length and piece missing at foot, all pages remain attached but overall binding is loose and pages may detach, white design on cover with red and white text, rear cover off-white with foxing, edges worn all around and textblock edges age-toned and foxed; significant foxing to portions of interior, many pages age-toned at edges, pages unmarked, contains 4 tipped-in plates.
Paris: G. Crès & Cie. Various Editions. Octavos, Volume I: XXVI, 320 pages, Volume II: XX, 402, 4 foldouts, Volume III: XXVI, 364 pages, 2 foldouts, Volume IV: 481 pages, 3 foldouts; Very Good+ condition; Brown quarter-bound leather spines with raised bands and gilded text, rubbing to spine and particular wear to head of spine on Volume III, rubbing to head edges on all volumes and bumping to rear corners of Volume IV; Foxing to portions of textblock interior, small square sticker on penultimate (blank) page in Volumes I-III, contains plates and no markings or writing; Volumes I-III 1926 Second Editions, Volume IV 1921 First Edition; sold as is.
Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1931. Quarto, XI, 296 pages, unpaginated plates; VG- condition; Brown wrappers with red and black text on spine and cover, reading creases to spine, wear to head and foot of spine, overall wear to wrappers with some stains, age-toning, sunning, folds, and scratching, front wrapper is detached at spine bottom (quarter inch); interior front hinge detaching, overall binding loosely secure but some pages liable to detach, interior unmarked and surprisingly free of foxing and age-toning for a book its age.
Paris: H. Laurens, 1930. Octavo, 236 pages; Very Good- condition; Dull green quarter-bound cloth spine with burgundy window containing gilded text and design, some smudging and spots, slight bumping to corners and few bumps along board edges, slight foxing to textblock edges; foxing to portions of textblock interior else clean, contains 16 plates; sold as is.
Paris: Braun & Cie, 1945. Quarto, unpaginated preface, 24 pages; G+/G condition; Tan cloth with brown text on cover, minor rubbing and bumping, very light mark at bottom of cover, age-toning to textblock edges, quarter inch blue mark at bottom edge of rear board; significant foxing to unmarked interior, binding solid, small tear to bottom of page in preface, bottom corners of pages 14-24 suffered folding but plates unaffected, all plates present and in fine condition; tan DJ with reproduction of artwork and black text on cover, wear to edges especially top edge, tears at spine head and front flap fold, very small tears at bottom front and back, significant foxing to flaps and interior.
New York City: Museum of Modern Art, 1957. Small square octavo, 240 pages; VG+/VG+ condition; Gray cloth with black text and design on spine and front board, edges, corners and textblock edges in very good shape with two minuscule stains on textblock foot; off-white dust jacket age-toned on edges with cover artwork by Otl Aicher, few minuscule blemishes, no creases or tears; interior is clean and unmarked, contains numerous plates in both B&W as well as color.
New York City: Museum of Modern Art, 1949. Small quarto, 170 pages; VG condition; Red-brown wrappers with off-white text on spine and cover, blue reproduction of drawing on cover, spine faded and lightly creased, slight wear to head and foot of spine, general light wear to wrappers; interior binding solid, pages unmarked.
Paris: Henry Babou, 1929. Quarto, 36 pages, XL plates (unbound pages consist of once folded sheets followed by single sheet per plate, all contained in a hard binder with ribbon closure); One of 1,010 numbered copies printed on vellum by Papeteries Johannot; G+ condition; Light brown binder with black and red text on front, heavy wear to spine hinges, rubbing to all edges, scratching to boards and few liquid damage stains to rear board, half-erased pencil marking at top right front board; age-toning to interior board edges, minor age-toning to pages else clean, contains all 40 plates.
Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1958. Small quarto, 30 pages; Beige cloth boards and spine with white and gray text and representation of Central American artwork on front board, worn at spine edges and hinges, few scratches to front and rear boards, significant discoloration on front board out to 1" or so along spine and head edge, rubbing to fore edge and minor rubbing to head and foot edges, slight bumping to corners; interior clean and unmarked.
Paris: Gallimard, 1954. Small quarto, 98 pages, 340 pages, Notes section numbered 439-475; VG-/G- condition; Off-white cloth, gilded text on spine, foxing to boards, age-toning to board edges and spine head and foot, textblock edges fine; small stain on interior front board; interior unmarked, slight age-toning to some page edges; Light tan DJ with red and black text on spine, red and black text and photo of stonework on front, wear to edges of spine and flap folds including small tear at head of spine and at bottom back cover, spine and both covers significantly soiled with dirty hand/fingerprints.
Paris: Auguste Picard, 1921. Quarto, 412 pages; VG- condition; light brown wrappers with black text on spine, rear and cover, wear and creases to all sides, cover torn about half inch at head of spine, textblock edges lightly age-toned; binding weakened but all pages remain attached, age-toned endpapers, price pencilled in at top of front free endpaper, interior clean and unmarked.
New York City: American Museum of Natural History, 1945. Quarto, numbered 193-317 pages followed by plates 13-61; G- condition; Blue wrappers with dark blue text on front and rear covers, worn with foxing, stains, and age-toning, bumping to corners, creases, scratching and foxing to textblock edges; binding is solid and all pages remain attached, interior clean, small sticker from previous seller affixed to inside of rear cover at top right, age-toning in some parts of textblock interior.
New York City: Museum of Primitive Art, 1967. First. Small octavo, 132 pages; VG/VG condition; Quarter-bound black cloth spine with blue-grey boards, minor bumping to corners, fading to boards along spine and edges, minuscule scratch at bottom left of front board, textblock edges perfectly clean; DJ is grey with white art design and black text, slight wear to edges and corners but no tears, thin 3" long scratch on rear; interior is clean and unmarked.
Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1891. First. Octavos, Volume I: CXLIV, 347 pages, Volume II: 433 pages; Very Good- condition; Quarter-bound leather spine with raised bands and slight wear to hinges, head and foot, several small scratches to paper-covered portion of boards, general age wear to textblock edges; foxing to some portions of textblock interior, many uncut pages, interior otherwise clean but for a price notation on wax-paper title page in Volume II; sold as is.
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1956. First. Octavo, VIII, 130 pages, XXXII full-page plates; G+ condition; White spine with red design at head and foot and black text, cover photograph of sculpted art and white title text on black background, wear and rubbing to spine edges, head and foot, wear to most edges, few blemishes to rear cover, textblock edges clean; interior binding is loosening at head but all pages remain attached, light and sparse pencil underlining and marks in textblock else clean.
Paris: Charles Massin & Cie, 1953. Octavo, 176 pages; Very Good- condition; Dull yellow-brown cloth binding with black text on spine, wear to boards, minor rubbing to edges, minor bumping to corners, minor wear to textblock edges; interior is clean and unmarked, no foxing to pages, contains plates; French newspaper clipping from September 1956 with article on African art sales slipped in.
New York City: Wittenborn & Co., 1956. Octavo, unpaginated; Very Good- condition; Burgundy cloth with dull gilded text on spine, wear to front bottom board and spine edges, minor rubbing to foot edges, bumping to corners, very minor wear to textblock edges; interior is clean and unmarked, copy numbered 111 with author signature, collected essays with original page numbers.
New York City: Dover, 1958. First. Quarto, unpaginated; G+ condition; Off-white wrappers with black text on spine, front and rear and photo of statuette on covers, pencil notes at top rear cover, few blemishes and general wear; endpapers feature photos of artwork, interior clean and unmarked with 161 plates.
New York City: Museum of Modern Art, 1959. Small square quarto, 159 pages; VG-/G+ condition; Off-white laminate with red text on cover, rear and spine and black&white photo of artwork on cover, wear to spine head and foot, with spine detaching at head (less than a quarter inch), minor rubbing to head and foot edges, bumping to top corners; first and last couple pages loosening from binding else interior binding remains solid, slight age-toning to textblock interior else clean and unmarked; off-white DJ mirrors cover text and art, sunning to spine and edges, wear to edges and corners especially at top, inch tear to front cover beside spine and small tear to head of spine, flaps bending outward.
New York City: Museum of Modern Art, 1959. Small square quarto, 192 pages; VG+/G+ condition; Yellow-brown cloth spine and boards with gilded designs and black text on spine, light wear to spine head and foot, very minor rubbing to bottom edges, two small areas of wear at bottom front board, textblock edges clean but for minuscule dark spots on bottom and light age-toning on head; end papers slightly age-toned and rear end paper has two light pink pencil marks, interior is clean and unmarked; off-white DJ with yellow/golden design and black text on front, worn and rubbed especially at top edge as well as head, foot and length of spine, overall age-toning.
Paris: Musée de l'Homme, 1967. Quarto, unpaginated; G+ condition; Beige wrappers with flaps, black text on spine and cover and depictions of sculptures on cover, creasing and bumping to flap folds, wear to edges, bumping to spine head and foot, quarter inch piece of top edge back cover scratched off, minor age-toning to top textblock edge, foxing to bottom textblock edge; endpapers age-toned and foxed, textblock interior slightly age-toned at edges else clean and unmarked, contains numerous reproductions of artwork.
Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1967. Quarto, 100 pages; VG- condition; White wrappers with black text on spine and cover and photo of artwork on cover, wrappers curve in, age-toning along edges, foxing to head edge, blemishes to front cover; dark green endpapers with reproductions of engravings, interior slightly age-toned along edges else clean and unmarked.
Paris: Cahiers D'Art, 1944. First. Folio, 230 pages; Good condition; Red wrappers covered with glassine tissue paper, binding is loose and front free end paper has small tears at spine head and foot, light scratching to textblock edges; age-toning to interior page edges throughout and age-toning to some entire pages, includes numerous reproductions of drawings, sketches and texts as well as numerous plates on glossy white paper, interior is unmarked and clean; First post-WWII issue, includes texts inspired by and/or derived from participation in the Résistance, numbered 631 on copyright page but no printing information appears.