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There is a lot of discussion going on about what an artists' book is. Like trying to define "What is art?", there is no single right answer. For us the term artists' book simply means a book made by an artist; a book made as a work of art rather than as a literary artifact. In this case we use the term to denote both one-of-a-kind and edition books. Some of these artists books are for sale, some are in exhibits, some have been sold and some we are not ready to sell.

 

Long Live the Weeds (2014) By Theodore Roethke. 3.5 by 2.5 inches. 18 pages, $850.

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Wilderness (2014) text by Sigurd Olson. 3 1/2 by 3 ¼ inches. $850.

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The Actual Accordion Book. (2014) by Peter Thomas. 13 by 15 by 6 inches. 22 accordion pages. $1850.

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The Concertina Book. (2014) by Peter Thomas. 7 by 7 by 7 inches. 18 accordion pages. $1650.

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Lapis Lazuli and Glass Craftsman (2014) by Richard Vallance. 3 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. sold

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Silver Sierra (2013) by Gary Millar. 6 by 5 3/4 inches. 16 pages. $sold.

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Stockings (2014) by An non. 5 1/4 by 3 5/8 inches. 16 accordion pages. $sold.

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Story (2013) Terry Tempest Williams. 5 by 6 inches. 10 accordion pages. $sold.

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Ficciones (2006) by Jorge Luis Borges.
The universe (which others call the library) is composed of an indefinite, perhaps an infinite, number of hexagonal galleries...One-of-a-kind $800

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The Train Comes to Wichita. by Peter Thomas (2004). 7 by 3 by 2 3/4 inches. Five 15 inch scrolling pages. 20 copies. $245
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A Brief History of the Ukulele. Ukulele Series Book number 23. (2003) 18 by 6 by 3 inches, $1250. Edition of fifteen copies.
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Artist's Book-O-Meter (2003)
A div ice for testing if an artist book works or not. On permanent display at the San Francisco Center for the Book.
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Three Kinds of Magic (2000) Unique structural book. 6 by 4 by 2.5 inches. $1850.
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Mac’s ABCs (1996) 7.25 by 5.5 inches. A alphabet primer for baby computers. $1900.
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One of a kind books that have sold:  

Sierra Point (2011) Thomas, Donna. 5 by 4 ¼ inches. 10 accordion pages. 4 panel watercolor illustration. Sold

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In The Middle. Compiled and edited by Peter and Donna Thomas (2004) 11 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches. 14 pages and 12 scrolls. 24 copies. Sold out.
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Escape (2001) By Donna Thomas. 5 5/16 x 5 1/4 inches. An accordion book with watercolor paintings of nudes and small landscape painting .Clamshell box.$3000. Sold.
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Yellowstone (2011) Donna Thomas 6 ¼ x 9 3/8”. Medieval wooden board binding, 7 full page illustrations plus more. $2975. Sold Click here for more images and information.




 

Columbine (2011) Mary Austin. 5 ¾ by 7 ¼ inches. 10 accordion pages. 6 watercolor illustrations.

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Hetch Hetchy Valley – a grand landscape garden (2011) John Muir. 4 ½ by 5 3/8. 5 illustrations.

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Ditty of First Desire (2007) A poem by Federico Garcia Lorca. 5.5 x 5 .5 inches. A unique "cootie-catcher" shaped book made using paste papers with paintings of nudes. Clamshell box. Sold.
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Plutarchs History for Young Men (2003) 8 by 6 by 1.5 inches, 1 scrolling page, Unique book. SOLD
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California Dreaming (2003) 3 by 6 by 3 inches, 1 scrolling pages, 1 title panel. Unique book.SOLD
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Salt is Good by Peter Thomas (2004) 3 1/8 by 1 inch, one 11 inch scrolling page. Hand lettered and altered photocopy text by Peter Thomas. Unique book. Sold
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The History and Dangers of Flight (2003) 20 by 20 by 5 inches, 3 scrolling pages, unique book. $2400
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