New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1958. Hardcover. First Edition. 188 pp. 8vo. Minimal scuffing do dust jacket with very small chips at corners, now in mylar cover. Orange cloth boards with an exuberant and colorful type design embossed to front board and spine. Equally exhuberant Armitage design to endpapers and title page. [Purcell 23]. Very Good / Very Good.
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Moser, Barry. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1982/1983. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. 146,  pp.; xxiii, 167,  pp. Folio. Dust jackets are clean, crisp and in mylar covers. Interiors pristine.
An exceptional copy of the first trade edition of Barry Moser's stunning Pennyroyal Press fine press edition of both titles. Signed by Moser on the title page of each volume. Fine / fine.
New York: Scholastic Book Services/Pocket Books, Inc., 1965. Mass market paperback. As. First Pocket Cardinal Edition published in 1953, this copy is the 44th printing, printed in January, 1965. 237 pp. 16mo. Mass market paperback with cover image of the actress, Millie Perkins, who played Anne Frank in the 1959 film, "The Diary of Anne Frank" directed by George Stevens. Clean, crisp copy with stained red foredges. An absolutely pristine copy. Fine.
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.
Delray Beach, FL: Levenger Press, 2007. Limited Edition. 276 pp. 4to. Red silk cloth boards with gold embossed family crest on cover board, gold titling to spine. Red marker ribbon and clean and crisp within. 110 color plates and 29 black and white illustrations. Appears to have never been read. Red silk cloth slipcase with gold titling to front panel and in Fine condition.
Produced in an edition of 2,000 copies, this is copy #1532.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition. 128 pp. 4to. Black cloth boards with white titling to cover and spine. Spine has split along front hinge but still tight to boards. Some scuffing to boards, bumping to corners. Very clean within. No dust jacket. [Purcell 88].
Merle Armitage joins number of designers, publishers, and artists in contributing to this treatise on the state of books and their design in 1951. Armitage contributes the essay, "Attitudes Behind Design" and 23 of his designs are featured. Good.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. Third Printing, 1947. xxxi, 782 pp. 8vo. Blue/gray cloth binding with dark blue art moderne illustration of agriculture, shipping, and business on cover board, same color tilting to spine. Front endpapers illustrated by a map of New York keyed to tours described within, previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Clean within. Large folding map in Fine condition in pocket tipped in at rear.
A volume in the important WPA American Guide Series. Very Good / Very Good.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxvi, 545 pp. 8vo. Red cloth boards with gold embossed titling, front endpapers are decorated with a map of Rhode Island. Clean within. Folding map inserted into tipped in envelope at rear cover is in Fine condition.
An early volume in the WPA supported American Guide Series. Very Good.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxvii, 132 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has light scuffing and rubbing from shelf wear, slight darkening to spine from sunning, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Black cloth boards with blue embossed titling and line representing the profil of Mt. Hood. Front endpapers illustrated with a map of Mt. Hood, slight darkening from age. Clean within.
One of the specific regional guides in the important WPA American Guide Series. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. viii, 324 pp. Oblong Folio. Slight scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, spotting overall, small tear at head of front panel, minor soiling to rear panel, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within. Large, heavy book and will require additional postage. Fine / Very Good.