In the Gallery

Artists + Authors carries a large inventory of signed limited edition prints and original artworks by noted 20th century artists. Our current inventory includes signed works by Jon Carsman, Samuel Chamberlain, Chase Chen, Salvador Dali, Raoul Dufy, Brenda Euwert, Tony Fitzpatrick, James Flora, Robert Gwathmey, Tess Gilbert, Charles Hoffbauer, Armin Landeck, Joan Miro, Edvard Munch, Thom O’Connor, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Pierre-August Renoir, Paul Resika, Albert Urban, Vaclav Vytlacil, Agnes Weinrich, and others.

Upcoming Exhibits

May 22 – June 20

Tony Fitzpatrick: The Autumn Etchings – Saturday, May 22 2:00-4:00 PM Opening Artist Receptions Sunday, May 23 3:00PM Poetry Reading and Artist Discussion.

Inspired by a walk along the Bitterroot River in the mountains of Montana, Fitzpatrick’s recent series of prints, The Autumn Etchings, consist of twelve five-plate color etchings of melancholy botanicals. The etchings combine the beauty of the natural world with Fitzpatrick’s trademark imagery, symbolism, and personal arcana. Commenting on The Autumn Etchings, Art on Paper Magazine stated that, “Fitzpatrick allows his outsider tendencies free reign in this amazing series, complete with visitations.”

Formerly a professional boxer, tattoo artist, and radio personality, Tony Fitzpatrick is a force on the contemporary art scene. With a focus on high quality printmaking, Fitzpatrick creates small-scale etchings of high precision that incorporate a personal vocabulary reminiscent of tarot cards and inspired by his life experiences. Fitzpatrick’s works command increasing national and international attention and are included in the permanent collections of such noteworthy institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

July 2 – 25

Cathy Connor: A Retrospective

Cathy Connor’s artwork is included in various collections across the United States . Her upbringing on the North Shore of Massachusetts and her affiliation with the Montserrat College of Art have helped her to form the vision for the paintings that she produces today. Autobiographical in nature, Cathy’s personally-based expressions combine images from her childhood, such as horses, dogs, and vast expanses of field, with elements of dream and subconscious imagery. The results are a poetic balance of conscious reality and the inner world of thought and emotion.

Past Exhibits

November 14 – December 31, 2003

Samuel Chamberlain: Works on Paper

Samuel V. Chamberlain was born in Cresco, IA on October 28, 1895 and died in Marblehead, MA in November, 1975. He was an accomplished etcher, lithographer, writer, teacher, and lecturer. Chamberlain taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lectured on various graphic techniques such as drypoint, and softground etching. His main residence was Marblehead,

Chamberlain’s education took place at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA; and the Royal College of Art in London. He was a pupil of Edouard Henri Léon (1873-?) in Paris and Malcolm Osborne (1880-1963) in London. Chamberlain was a member of the National Academy of Design in New York City; the Society of American Etchers in Brooklyn, NY; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the Chicago Society of Etchers; Associate member of the National Academy of Design, 1939; the Northwest Printmakers; the Société de la Gravure Originale Noir in Paris; and a Guggenheim Fellow, 1926. Exhibitions and awards include an honorable mention at the Paris Salon in 1925; medaille de Bronze at the Paris Salon in 1925; a gold medal at the Boston Tercentenary in 1930; and a prize at the Society of American Etchers in 1933.

Chamberlain was the author and illustrator of “France Will Live Again,” 1940; “Fair is Our Land,” 1942; “Sketches of Northern Spanish Architecture,” 1928; “Domestic Architecture in Rural France,” 1928; “Tudor Homes of England,” 1929; “Through France with a Sketch Book,” 1929; and French Provincial Houses,” 1932.

Chamberlain is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA; the Victoria and Albert Museum in England; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, AL; the San Diego Museum of Art in CA; the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA; the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA; the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, MI; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN; and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.

In the Bookshop

Artists + Authors offers a broad book inventory in categories ranging from Antiques to Zoology. Our stock is among the best you will find anywhere, with first editions for collectors and less expensive reading copies to fit any budget. Our rare book inventory includes signed first editions by such noted artists and authors as Jean Michel Basquiat, Saul Bellow, Botero, Margaret Bourke-White, Jimmy Carter, Marc Chagall, Don DeLillo, Jim Dine, Louise Gluck, Seamus Heaney, Edmund Hillary, John F. Kennedy, Rockwell Kent, Stephen King, Sinclair Lewis, Charles Lindbergh, Nelson Mandela, Cormac McCarthy, A.A. Milne, Richard Nixon, Flannery O’Connor, E. Annie Proulx, Arthur Rackham, Diego Rivera, John Steinbeck, Cy Twombly, John Updike, Andy Warhol, H.G. Wells, Richard Wilbur, and many others.

Featured This Month

Some Highlights from Our Rare Book Room

John Steinbeck, St. Katy the Virgin

Covici-Friede [ New York 1936.]. Small 8vo, original patterned boards, spine printed in dark orange, in original glassine dustwrapper which is torn and shows signs of age. lacking–as usual–the “Merry Christmas” slip; otherwise a very good, fresh copy of a Steinbeck rarity. First Edition; # 169 of a total edition of 199 copies printed from Estienne type on Perusia hand made paper at the Golden Eagle Press in Mount Vernon, New York, and signed and numbered by Steinbeck. This edition was especially issued by Covici-Friede as a Christmas gift and later reprinted in The Long Valley. Comes with a custom quarter leather and japanes silk clamshell box. SOLD

Jack Schaefer, Shane

Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. First edition. A near fine copy of this inexpensively produced book, in light tan cloth with brown lettering on the front panel and spine. slightly bumped on the edge of the front cover and there is a very slight slant to the binding. The text is crisp and unmarked except for the front and rear endpapers where the original owner wrote her name and address in magic marker. The dust jacket is very good with some small chips and a ¼ by ½ inch piece missing on the front edge. A rare un price-clipped copy with the original $2.50 price intact. Shane has become one of the more sought after postwar novels and is now extremely hard to find in such good condition. Book is accompanied by a custom brown cloth clamshell box.

Joseph Heller, Catch-22

New York : Simon and Schuster, 1961. First Edition, Fine in an extremely bright and fresh, Fine dust jacket with only the very slightest rubbing. Author’s scarce first book, a twentieth century classic, basis for the Mike Nichols film of the same name, and now extremely hard to find in such good condition. The nicest copy that we have seen.

Accompanied by a custom blue cloth clamshell box.


Sphere Books Limited, London / 1971 – 1st Sphere Books edition. SIGNED by Yoko Ono and John Lennon on 1st page in the book, which is a blank page. Small b/w illustrations; color-illustrated covers. Paperback, just over 5 inches square. VG (covers show light wear on edges, a few small scratches and creases, a bit of light soil but clean and bright overall; tight copy; paper a bit yellowed, because of type of paper used) in handsome new custom-made cloth-covered protective box which fits the book exactly and includes a color snapshot of John Lennon signing books, affixed to inside cover of box without glue or tape; title label on box spine.

Sarton, May. Encounter in April: Poems

Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston ; the Riverside Press, Cambridge / 1937 – 1st edition. Author¹s first book. Inscribed by author in 1937 and SIGNED ³May² with underscore and small decoration under her name, on front free endpaper. Attractive original b/w photo laid in of Sarton and her father, with autograph note describing the photo written on back of photo by May Sarton. B/W tissue-covered reproduction of pencil drawing of Sarton by Polly Thayer. Hardcover. VG+ (foxing on binding; fine inside) in VG dj (small nicks on spine; some edgewear with 1² closed tear with creasing on upper front; moderate soil on white rear panel; price on dj is intact).

Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms

Charles Scribner¹s Sons, NY/ 1929 – 1st ed. Hardcover. Black cloth with gold paper black-lettered title label on front and spine. Near Fine (bright, tight, clean; with a few subtle smudges on covers; bottom corner tips slightly bumped; the slightest wear at top corner of each label) in VG dj (edgewear, some rubbing, age-darkening on rear text panel; illustrated front panel is nice-looking; price on flap intact). Book is accompanied by a custom-made cloth-covered clamshell box with title label on spine.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Orchard Keeper

Random House, NY/ 1965 – 1st edition. Hardcover. VG (exterior light soil; boards slightly bowed at fore edge) in VG dj (white dj is clean and bright, with very slight soil; small triangular greenish liquid stain, an inch by half-inch, on corner where spine bottom meets rear board; slight wear at/near spine top with a subtle half-inch closed tear at spine top and on upper front panel near spine; front flap shows creasing and is price-clipped). Book is accompanied by a custom-made cloth-covered clamshell box with title label on spine.

Bellow, Saul. Dangling Man

Vanguard Press, NY/ 1944 – 1st edition. Author¹s first book. Hardcover. VG- (exterior light soiling, with light brown stain at mid spine and in rear hinge; bottom corner tip of front board is bumped; discoloration on front and rear pastedown endpapers; owner name and bookplate on front pastedown endpaper; slight darkening on title page; else clean and tight) in VG- dj (brown dj has light soil; wear/rub on edges with small chips across spine top/ bottom and at corner tips; spine a bit darkened; liquid staining on rear hinge and on edge where flap folds over rear board). DJ is NOT price-clipped. Book is accompanied by a custom-made cloth-covered clamshell box with title label on spine.

Kerouac, John (Jack). The Town and the City

Harcourt Brace and Company, NY/ 1st edition. Hardcover. VG+ (top edge is liquid-spotted; small dent on front cover; spine gilt a bit darkened; clean and tight overall) in VG- dj with price intact (bright unfaded front panel and spine; wear on edges; soil on rear panel). Book is accompanied by a custom-made cloth-covered clamshell box with title label on spine.

Browning, Robert – illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London / 1934. Limited to 410 copies, of which 400 were for sale; this copy is numbered 358, on both limitation statement and on slipcase spine label. Signed by Arthur Rackham. Gilt top edge; lovely vellum-look ivory-colored paper binding with bright gilt lettering on front. VG+ (light soiling on covers, although generally slipcase has kept exterior clean)/No DJ (as issued). 4 color plates & some B/W illustrations by Arthur Rackham, with one-color illustrated endpapers. Slipcase is G+ (soiled; was split into two pieces but has been professionally repaired, so now tight; some wear on edges; small loss across top edge of paper spine label, affecting lettering a bit). Book is accompanied by a custom-made silk-covered clamshell box, with leather title label on spine.

Updike, John. The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures.

Harper & Brothers Publishers, NY/ 1958 – 1st Edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by John Updike on title page. Hardcover. Nice copy. Near Fine (light soil on rear board and top edge; slightest rub at spine top/bottom; small gift inscription inked at top of front free endpaper; else clean and tight) in Near Fine dj (price-clipped; light soil on rear panel; slight yellowing on spine lettering and fore edge of front panel; dj is clean overall and has no stains, tears or chips). Book is accompanied by a custom-made cloth-covered clamshell box. with title label on spine.

Basquiat, Jean-Michele. Drawings.

Edition Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich ; and Edition Mary Boone Gallery, New York / 1985 – First limited edition, #683 of 1000 copies. SIGNED by artist. Hardcover. Lovely Fine/Fine copy; in original VG outer wrapper of clean brown paper with three old tape strips and 3 small corresponding tape-strip discolorations; and also in original VG clean and slightly creased brown cardboard box with the book¹s number ³683² inked on side edge. Very Rare. A collection of 32 reproductions of the artist¹s drawings, executed during 1982/83, plus frontis photo-reproduction of the artist by James van der Zee.

Delillo, Don – Americana.

Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston/ 1971 – 1st ed. SIGNED by DeLillo on title page. Advance copy with publisher¹s promotional sheet laid in. Hardcover. Fine in Fine dj with intact price. Book is accompanied by a custom-made cloth-covered clamshell box. with title label on spine. SOLD

Steinbeck, John and Scott, Zachary

John Emery : as read at the services in New York City, November 18, 1964. Privately printed. 1st edition. Limited to 200 copies (not for sale). One of the rarest Steinbeck items. On title page, the month is printed as January, but this is crossed out and November is neatly inked under it. The printed date at the end of Steinbeck¹s remarks is 17 November 1964.

Fante, John – Dago Red

The Viking Press, New York / 1940 – 1st ed. Hardcover. Near Fine in VG dj (spine’s author/title lettering is a dull light green, probably faded from red; half-inch tear at top of front panel; half-inch triangular chip on side of spine an inch from the top, affecting the bottom of “D” in Dago; light soil on white rear panel; dj NOT price-clipped; front panel is bright, showing a meal laid out in maroon, blue, black and white).