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Greenaway, Kate. London: Frederick Warne & Co., [c. 1900]. Hardcover. As. 64 pp. 8vo. Color printed boards with green cloth spine. Wear and scuffing to boards, chipping at edges, losses at corners, overall darkening from age. Interior pages have darkened slightly from age, illustrations still bright.
Illustrated by Kate Greenaway, a collection of poems for children. Good.
Bernard, Augustin. Paris: Aguste Vincent, 1927. Portfolio. First Edition. vi, 9 pp. 63 Plates. Folio. 7 plates of pencil drawings of buidlings accompanied by 56 photographic plates of buildings. Housed in publisher’s portfolio of gray cloth backstrip over boards, cloth ties. Portfolio is worn with some soiling, hinges have ripped at front and rear. Age toning to plates which have minor rubbing but are very clean.
A fascinating collection that documents what were considered "old" buildings in Normandy in the early 20th century. One wonders what remains of these buildings after World War II and urban renewal programs of the 1950s-1970s. Very Good.
Dennis, Wesley. New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1950. Hardcover. First Edition. Third Printing. 224 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has numerous chips, tears, and losses, now in mylar cover. Brown cloth binding with light wear at edges, clean within.
Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Very Good / Good.
New York: The Limited Edtions Club, 1935. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 34 pp. Folio. Printed cloth boards with illustrations taken from the text, red leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interior pristine. Blue velvet cloth chemise with title embossed on spine which also is lighter due to sunning, small tear at head of spine hinge at front board, printed cloth illustrations that cover boards line the chemise as well; chemise in Very Good condition. The same blue velvet cloth covers the slipcase that has small chips at edges and fading at edge due to sunning, in Good condition.
A reprint of Mark Twain's 1891 "translation" of Der Strulwwelpeter with the illusrations that were drawn originally by Heinrich Hoffmann and then re-drawn by Fritz Kredel, then used.....
Bradshaw, W. L. Lubbock, TX: Texas Technical College, n.d. Wraps. First Edition. 18 pp. 8vo. Bright yellow wraps with light scuffing. Clean within.
Research Publication No. 10 of the Texas Technical College gives basic instruction on how to make adobe bricks and construct a typical wall. Still makes incredible sense in a desert climate. OCLC shows only seven institutions have in their holdings. Very Good.
Eytel, Carl. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1906. Hardcover. First Edition. xliv, 270, xiv, 271-547 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with grey cloth spines. Gold embossed desert flora illustration embossed on the cover of each volume, gold embossed titling to spine. Very minor scuffing, bumping to corners. Small stain at upper right corner of front board of Volume I, small ruffle along gutter of front pastedown. Large folding map of the region tipped into first volume, has small tear at lower right corner when unfolded. Both volumes clean within, top edges gilt. 300 drawings by Carl Eytel illustrate the text as well as numerous full page photographs and illustrations. Very Good.
Cruikshank, George. London: How & Parsons, 1842. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 322,  ads, 316 pp. 12mo. Burgundy leather spines and corners, spine leather on each volume has faded slightly to brown. Five raised bands to spine, gold embossed tooling to bands, titles, and date at base of each volume, marbled insets to each volume, matching marbled endpapers. Bound by Bartlett of Boston. Original cover cloth and spine bound in at rear of each volume. Red silk ribbon markers. George Cruikshank illustration to title page and frontispiece of each volume. Fine.
Meadows, Kenney. London: The Punch Office, 1847. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. Second Printing. 183 pp. 12mo. Burgundy leather spines and corners, spine leather has faded slightly to brown. Five raised bands to spine, gold embossed tooling to bands, titles, and date at base of each volume, marbled insets to each volume and matching marbled endpapers. Bound by Bartlett of Boston. Original front & rear cover cloth and spine bound in at rear of each volume. Red silk ribbon markers. Engraved frontispiece illustration by Kenney Meadows. Very Good.
Katz, Alex. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition. 239 pp. Folio. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Catalog from an exhibition of the same name held at the Albertina, Vienna, May 28- August 29, 2010, and at the Kunsthalle Wurth, Schwabisch Hall, October 1, 2010-January 16, 2011. Fine / fine.
Mangold, Robert. New York: Abrams, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. 126 pp. Folio. Blue paper board with cloth spine, black embossed tilting to cover and spine. No dust jacket, as issued. Housed in a custom slipcase that has slight sunning on the face panels, in Very Good condition.
This is the Musuem Print Edition with the print, "Ring Image AK 2009" that is signed by the artist held in place on rear pastedown by mounting corners making it removable for framing. Fine.
Koch, Nora. The Nature Conservancy, 1993. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. Heavy paper wraps with pamphlet stitch binding, title label pasted to front cover. Woodcut by Nora Koch graces the first page of each essay.
A collection of the following three essays: "The Adirondack Mountains" by Bill McKibben; "The Colorado Plateau, Utah" by Terry Tempest Williams; and "The San Pedro River, Arizona" by William Least Heat-Moon. Produced in an edition of 500 copies. Not signed. Fine.
Engelland, Tim. Deerfield, MA: The Deerfield Press, 1979. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Light soiling to dust jacket, minor scuffing, now in mylar cover. Brown cloth boards with paper title inset on cover board, clean wtihin.
Printed by Howard McGrath at the Hampshire Typothetae in Northampton, Massachusetts, in an edition of 600 copies. Signed at the title page by John McPhee, signed at the colophon by Robert McGlynn. Fine / Very Good.
Kent, Rockwell. New York, NY: Random House, 1930. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Trade Edition. xxxi, , 822,  pp. 12mo. Original dust jacket with very light wear and scuffing, five early tape repairs on verso to reinforce where there were small tears, previous owner's signature in ink at base of front flap, now in mylar cover. Silver cover and spine illustration on black cloth cover. Binding is sharp and bright. Interioe absolutely flawless.
A wonderful edition with woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Fine / Very Good.
Kent, Rockwell. New York, NY: Random House, 1930. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Trade Edition. xxxi, , 822,  pp. 12mo. Silver cover and spine illustration on black cloth cover. Slight scuffing to silver embossing on spine, beautiful overall. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown.
A stunning edition with woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Very Good.
Kent, Rockwell. New York, NY: Garden City Publishing, 1937. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Garden City Publishing Edition. xxxi, , 822,  pp. 12mo. Slight wear and scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with gold embossed Rockwell Kent designed whale fluke dominating the cover board, Kent's harpoon design also decorates the spine. Clean within.
Seven years after the publishing of Random House's highly successful first trade edition illustrated by Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) in 1930, Garden City republished that stunning edition with a new color dust jacket illustrated by Kent and a new cover design. A beautiful production overall. Fine / Very Good.
Moser, Barry. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1981. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Trade Edition. Second Printing. Closed 3/8" tear at head of spine, clean otherwise and in mylar cover. Clean within.
Produced as an affordable reproduction of the monumental fine press edition produced by the Arion Press in 1979 in an edition of 265 copies and quickly sold out of the first printing. Fine / Very Good.