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modlitbooks specializes in art and photography books of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. we also carry contemporary first editions of modern fiction, plays and poetry.

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Henri III et sa cour.

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Paris: Vezard, 1829. True first edition. In the original French language. Octavo. 171 pp. Original front and rear wrappers bound in, half title present, leaves uncut. Half dark brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt spine title and decorations. Bookplate to pastedown, wrappers with light soiling, tiny chips and a couple short professionally repaired tears, text leaves uncut and clean with only a faint bit of foxing to fore edge, joints at head and foot of spine lightly rubbed. An early play by Dumas, one of the very first to have an out gay protagonist. Rare, especially in this clean condition, uncut and with original wrappers.

$475.00

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La Villa Palmieri

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$350.00

Language: English
Edition: First edition
Binding: 1/4 leather
Publisher: Dolin, Oaris
Date published: 1843

Description: Very good. True first edition. In the original French language. Two parts bound as one. Octavo. [4], lxvi, 278, [6], 337, [3] pp. Half titles present. Quarter indigo calf over marbled boards, gilt spine title and decorations. Bookplate to pastedown, sporadic foxing, joints rubbed, covers with some scratches and edgewear. Dumas' early Florentine travel essays. Rare. Read More

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Les Trois mousquetairies used book

Les Trois mousquetairies

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$450.00

Binding: 1/2 leather
Publisher: Calmann Levy, Paris
Date published: 1894

Description: Leloir, Maurice. Fine. 2 volume set. 2 volumes. Quarto. xx, 479, [3]; [6], 469, [5] pp. Elaborate fine binding of half crimson levant over marbled boards, gilt spine titles and decorations in compartments, raised bands, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. Text in French, frontispiece portrait of author in volume 1, richly illustrated throughout in wood cuts by J. Huyot from the original works by Maurice Leloir. Bookplate to pastedown of volume 1, clean throughout, joints lightly rubbed ... Read More

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Anonyme Skulpturen

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$1,600.00

Edition: First Edition
Binding: Cloth
Publisher: Wittenborn, New York
Date published: 1970

Description: Fine in Very Good Minus jacket. First US edition of the Becher's first monograph. A fine clean tight unmarked copy, light rubbing to bottom tips of boards. Original dust jacket has edgewear and short closed tears, the longest is just over an inch on rear panel, some soiling including what appears to be some tape residue to rear panel and a couple of scuffed spots with surface loss to front panel totaling approx 1/2 of an inch by 1/2 of an inch. Scarce and important. Read More

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Martin Parr Collector's Edition used book

Martin Parr Collector's Edition

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$850.00

Edition: First Edition
Binding: Cloth
Publisher: Phaidon, London
Date published: 2002
ISBN-13: 9780714842684
ISBN: 0714842680

Description: Fine in Near Fine Slipcase jacket. Signed by the Photographer First edition, deluxe issue of 100 signed copies with signed and numbered color C-Print "Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire" (From 'The Cost of Living' series) laid in. A fine copy with fine print, publisher's clam-shell box somewhat soiled. Read More

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Last Exit to Brooklyn used book

Last Exit to Brooklyn

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$700.00

Edition: First Edition
Binding: Cloth
Publisher: Grove Press, New York
Date published: 1964

Description: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket. Signed by Author True first edition, first printing, signed and dated in 2001 by Selby on the title page. This copy was signed at an event he did that year at City Lights Bookstore here in San Francisco. Previous owner's last name on front free-endpage, otherwise a clean tight copy, corners lightly bumped. First state dust jacket has orginal price of $5.00 unclipped, a couple of very short closed tears to top and bottom of spine. Very uncommon signed. Read More

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Book: Very Good

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Lisette Model used book

Lisette Model

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$240.00

Edition: First Edition
Binding: Cloth
Publisher: Aperture, Millerton, NY
Date published: 1979
ISBN-13: 9780893810504
ISBN: 0893810509

Description: Lisette Model. Very Good in Good jacket. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. First edition of this important aperture monograph. A Roth 101 title of the most important photography books of the 20th century. Previous owner's name to endpage, remainder mark, edgewear, short cut to front board, internally clean and bright. Dust jacket is price-clipped with closed tears and some rubbing and soiling. Now uncommon first monograph of Model's work. Read More

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Book: Very Good

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The Mortgaged Heart used book

The Mortgaged Heart

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$9.00

Edition: First Edition
Binding: Cloth
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971, Boston
Date published: 1971
ISBN-13: 9780395109533
ISBN: 0395109531

Description: Near Fine in Good jacket. Cloth. Near Fine/Good. First edition, first printing. A nearly fine copy, clean bright boards, previous owner's name to front pastedown, very light soiling to outer page edges. Dust jacket is spine faded, has a few closed tears and edgewear. Read More

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Book: Very Good

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Ralph Eugene Meatyard an American Visionary used book

Ralph Eugene Meatyard an American Visionary

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$80.00

Edition: First Edition
Binding: Original Wraps
Publisher: New York & Akron: Rizzoli and Akron Art Museum, 1991, New York & Akron
Date published: 1991
ISBN-13: 9780847813759
ISBN: 0847813754

Description: Very Good. Original Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. The most complete book on Meatyard's work, approx 100 full page plates. Some creasing and edgewear to covers, internally clean and tight with no markings. Read More

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Book: Very Good

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister used book

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

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$125.00

Edition: First Edition
Binding: Cloth
Publisher: Regan Books, New York
Date published: 1999
ISBN-13: 9780060392826
ISBN: 0060392827

Description: Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author First edition, first printing, Signed by the author on the title page. Maguire's second novel following "Wicked". Read More

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