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New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1959. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 160 pp. 8vo. Marketed as "First Limited Edition." Colorful yellow, blue, and red dust jacket with striking design by Merle Armitage; minor scuffing and sunning which slightly darkens the spine, now in mylar cover. Yellow cloth boards with blue embossed type. Yellow endpapers sport an map of Dysarts claims on the front endpapers, along with previous owner's address stamps; rear pastedown serves as the colophon for this edition. Chapter heads all designed by Armitage. [Purcell 24].
An engaging biography by Merle Armitage (1893-1975), who also provided the stunning design of this book, of Stella Dysart (1878-1966) who struck it rich in uranium in New Mexico in 1955. A controversial figure in the oil business.....
Detroit, MI: Detroit Public Library, 1942. Wraps. First Edition. 16 pp. 8vo. Blue paper wraps with a white paper label pasted from rear to front on which the title is printed in red and black. Very minor scuffing, clean within. Endpapers illustrated with red silhouettes of fighting ships from Armitages book, "United States Navy" published in 1940. Laid in is a sheet indicating that this is Keepsake No. 71 from The American Institute of Graphic Arts.
A simple and delightful design by Armitage of this little pamphlet listing his work contained within the Detroit Library and the focus of an exhibition from August 17 - September 19, 1942. A jewel! OCLC shows holdings in only 6 institutions. Very Good.
London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1897. Hardcover. First Edition. Third Printing. xii, 376 pp. 11 Plates. 4to. Burgundy cloth publisher bindings with gold embossed titling to spine and cover. Covers have light scuffing from shelf wear. Inscribed as a Christmas gift in 1900, clean within. Very Good.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott, 1868. Hardcover. First Edition. 248 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth publisher's binding with beveled edges, gold titling to spine and the slightest bit iof sunning to spine, fraying at head and foot. Interior pages have darkened slightly from age, otherwise in exceptional condition. Very Good.
New York: Doubleday, 2018. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 356 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Signed by the author on the second free endpaper. Basis for the successful television series of the same name starring Kaley Cuoco of "Big Bang Theory" fame. Fine / Fine.
London: Methuen & Co., 1902. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 302, 40 (Ads) pp. 24 Plates. 8vo. Blue cloth binding with golde embossed tilting to cover and spine. Wear and scuffing to spine, some staining, sunning to spine. Some discoloration to endpapers, light foxing within. 24 photographic plates illustrate the volume. Very Good.
Brunhoff, Jean de. Paris: Editions du Jardin des Modes, 1931. Hardcover. First Edition. Early Printing with elephant on copyright page as well as a list of the next two titles in the series. 48 pp. Folio. Bright red illustrated boards with blue cloth spine. Spine has small 1/2" tear at head of spine. Covers Have scuffing, chipping at edges from shelf wear. An enthusiastic reader took a light red crayon and made some stray markings on pages 15-17, otherwise remarkebly clean and tight within. Very Good.
Caballero, David Rodriquez. La Rioja, Spain: Museum Wurth La Rioja, 2011. Wraps. First Edition. 239,  pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy.
Catalog for an exhibition of the same name at the Museum Wurth La Rioja. Inscribed and signed by the artist on the title page. Also decorated with a small drawing on the second free endpaper, dated 2013. Fine.