New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888. Hardcover. Second Edition. viii, 208 pp. 8vo. Terra cotta cloth publisher's binding with gold embossed titling to spine, black embossed borders to front and rear boards, wear and scuffing, 1" piece missing at base of spine. Black marker has been run along all three foredges. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, top edge of first free endpaper missing, clean within. Good.
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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.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1854. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 246 pp. 8vo. Green cloth publisher's binding with gold embossed titling to spine, blind embossed boards to cover boards. Light wear and scuffing to boards, bumping to corners. Text pages have darkened slightly from age, overall quite clean, upper right corner of p. 17 is missing, previous owner's blind embossed library stamp at head ot title page. Very Good.
Boston, MA: The Home Library Co., 1900. Hardcover. As. xxiv, 993, xiv pp. 4to. Green cloth publisher's binding with illustration of Columbus's ships and American battleships on cover, light wear and scuffing, slight fading to illustrations and titling. Foredges of text block are marbled. Clan within, highly illustrated in both line drawings and color illustrations. Very Good.
Chicago, IL: Lyons & Carnahan, 1914. Hardcover. First Edition. 205, 251, 330 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth publisher's bindings with a steaming teapot on the cover with a border made of forks, knives, and spoons. Clean, sharp copies with minimal scuffing and very clean within. Previous owner's name written neatly in ink on pastedown of each volume. Very Good.
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1928. Hardcover. First Edition. 162 pp. 4to. Blue publisher's binding with gold embossed titling to spine and cover board. Bumping to edges, small loss near head of spine. Clean and crisp within.
A visully stunning collection of the best in International commercial graphic design for the year 1928: magazine design, travel posters, product advertisements, etc. Very Good.
Webb, Todd. Pasadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1984. First Edition. 95 pp. Folio. 47 Gravure Plates. Beautifully designed book, almost as stark as O'Keeffe and the photographs it contains. White cloth binding with black embossed titling to cover board, some scuffing to title on cover board. No dust jacket, as issued. Black cloth slipcase with photograph of an iconic bleached cattle skull on post applied to the front panel and in Very Good condition with light wear at corners.
Produced in an edition of 5,000 copies, this photographic homage by Todd Webb (1905-2000) to the work and places in which Georgia O'Keeffe thrived is an exceptional piece of work by fine photographer who was also a longtime friend of O'Keeffe -- and she did not suffer.....
Villon, Jacques. Paris: Pierre Berès, 1959. Folio. First Edition. 100 Plates. Folio. 100 loose plates in a hardcover sleeve that inserts into a slipcase. Slipcase has tears at head that causes the top to curl, prints within are clean and sharp. Text in French.
Jacques Villon (1875 – 1963) was an abstract painter and Cubist, and also the brother of famed Cubist Marcel Duchamp. This collection of a decade's worth of work at the turn of the century contains reproductions of his pencil and ink drawings as well as watercolors and pastels, all produced at the same size as the originals. Very Good.
Boston, MA: B. B. Russell, 1882. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 611 pp. 8vo. Three quater leather binding with gold embossed titling to spine, leather corners, and gold embossed state seal on cloth of front cover board. Foredges of text block marbeled. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown as well as stamped in ink on first free endpaper. Engraved frontispiece of the Maine State House at that time. Clean within. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1904. Hardcover. Library Edition. 478, 466, 516 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth publisher bindings with gold embossed titling to spine. Scuffing and bumping to covers of each volume. Each volume has printed yellow endpapers, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, and endpapers that have split at gutter but are still tight to text block. Clean within. Very Good.
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1962/1965/1969. Hardcover. First Edition. xv, 539, xvii, 554, xvi, 543 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to dust jackets, small tears at edges, small loss at heads of spine, Volume Two has considerable more wear, all are now in mylar covers. Red cloth boards are clean and sharp, previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper of Volume One, upper right corner of first free endpaper in Volume Two is clipped on the diagonal, volume also has underlining in pencil and ink throughout. Very Good / Very Good.
New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1926/1939. Hard Cover. First Edition. 1944 Printing of the "The Praire Years" and the 1967 Printing of "The War Years". The 4 volumes of the wear years are in their original plain white dust jacket. Clean and crisp within. A very nice set of this landmark work by Sandburg. Very Good.
Johnson, Gigi Shaule. Los Angeles, CA: Suttonhouse Ltd., 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Dust jacket has very light scuffing from shelf wear, includes the elusive gold band with testimonial by John Steinbeck that "This is a a completely charming book!". Cover boards clean and sharp as is the interior.
A relatively unknown children's book by the author of "The House of Otowi Bridge" Fine / Very Good.
Vollmann, William T. New York/Brooklyn, NY: Viking/powerHouse Books, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. xxx, 1306 pp. 8vo.; 223 pp. Folio. Both volumes are clean, crisp copies with dust jackets in mylar covers.
William T. Vollmann's monumental book "Imperial" explores the history of southern California's Imperial Valley that passes over the US/Mexico border and continues into Mexico from the U.S. Vollman looks at the situation on the ground and interweaves it with the long history of the region from Native Peoples to Chinese immigrants, anglo settlers moving west, migrant workers from the south as well as illegal immigrants who cross the border daily. While writing and researching the book Vollmann also photographed the people and landscape he was writing about, primarily with a large format.....