London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1887. Hardcover. First Edition. xiii, 416, 44 (ads) pp. 8vo. Blue cloth publisher's binding with blank ebmossed lines to cover and spine, gold embossed titling to spine. Dark brown endpapers, clean within. Many of the pages uncut at top, full color folding map tipped in at rear is in Fine condition. Very Good.
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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.
Krieghoff, Cornelius. Toronto, Canada: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1934. Hardcover. First Edition. 152 pp. 4to. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small chips and losses at edges, now in mylar cover. Red cloth boards with gold embossed titling to cover and spine, minimal sunning at head of spine where dust jacket is missing a piece. Clean and crisp within.
An early biography and catalog raisonne of the paintings of Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-1872). Very Good / Good.
Steadman, Ralph. Tucson, AZ: Sylph Publications, 2001. Wraps. Limited Edition. xv, 235 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with a color color illustration by Ralph Steadman.
One of 100 trade paperback copies, this being #6, signed by the author and the subject, Charles Bowden, on the title page. The definitive bibliography of Bowden's work up to 1990. Fine.
Baskin, Leonard. London: Andre Deutsch, 1988. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 219 pp. 4to. Light wear and darkening to dust jacket from age, now in mylar cover. Red cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Two handwritten, signed letters (ALS) from Baskin to a boat broker in Camden, Maine, in the original envelopes are laid in.
Signed by Leonard Baskin on the half-title page. Fine / Very 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.
London: Edward Stanford, 1878. Full Leather. First Edition. Five raised bands, elegant decoration in each panel, burgundy leather patch title, all in gold embossing. Double rule border to front and rear cover. Foot of boards rough and worn, 2" slit starting along hinge at top of rear board. Marbled endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, foredges marbled. Clean and crisp within, 19 plates, 13 maps, some folding. Very Good.
los Angeles, CA: Dalzell Hatfield, 1946. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 53 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has toning from age, front hinge splitting 2/3 of the way down the spine, small chips at edges, now in mylar cover. Red boards with black titling to cove that matches dust jacket. Spine cloth split along front hinge, binding still tight. Toning to edges of interior pages due to time and quality of paper. [Purcell 58].
A classic Merle Armitage production on the artist, Russell Cowles (1887-1979). Produced in an edition of 1,000 copies, this is #252 and signed by both Cowles and Bear on the colophon. Also inscribed by Bear, "Howe/from/D. Bear" in pencil on the first first free endpaper. Good / good...
Becher, Bernd; Becher, Hilla. Munich, Germany: Schirmer/Mosel, 1988. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 9 pp. 223 Plates. 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Like new. Text in German, which means little as it is really about the photographs.
The third book by the Becher in which they focus on one building type, providing an opportunity to compare and contrast across countries, from Germany and France to the United States. Absolutely fascinating and beautifully printed. Bernd (1931–2007) and Hilla (1934–2015) Becher's work was the focus of a recent exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Bernd & Hliia Becher" wich ran from 15 July - 6 November 2022. Fine / Fine.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. First Edition. xix, 439 pp. 4to. 8 Color Plates. 69 Illustrations and Photographs. Slight wear to dust jacket, creasing at edges, now in mylar cover. Green cloth boards with gold embossed titling to cover and spine. Vibrant endpapers that reproduce the stunning fish motif that graces the wrap around dust jacket illustration. Heavily illustrated in color and black & white.
An absolutly stunning book in design and illustration of an early oceanographic expedition. Fine / Very Good.
Berman, Michael. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2012. First Edition. Vol. I: 75 pp, 4to. Wraps; Vol. II: Unpag, 4to. Hardcover. Both volumes have the same paper covers, although one is hardbound, the other in wraps. No dust jackets, as issued.
A volume of essays on the Gila National Forest and Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico that accompany the hardbound volume of Michael Berman's stunning photographs of that region. Hardbound volume of Berman's photographs signed by him on the half-title page.
Colorado Springs, CO: The Press at Colorado College, 1974. Wraps. Limited Edition.  pp . Oblong 4to. Brown stiff paper covers with title and author's name printed in deep brown on the cover, white stitching at spine much like a Japanese binding.
A simple, yet absolutely stunning production with the bottom of each page deckled with color illustrations that are embossed and carry both color and texture. Signed by Wendell Berry on the final page of the poem under his initials. Designed, printed, and handbound by James Trissel. Produced in an edition of 100 copies, this being #20. Fine.
Engelland, Timothy. Old Deerfield, MA/Dublin, Ireland: The Deerfield Press/The Gallery Press, 1979. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Dust jacket is clean and crisp, now in mylar cover. Interior without a blemish.
This publication contains two poems, "The Gift of Gravity" and "Grief." Produced in an edition of 300 copies and signed by Wendell Berry on the colophon. Berry has also inscribed this copy to a previous owner, "For Bob in San Jose-Wendell Berry-12/4/85" Fine / Fine.