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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983/1984. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. 637, 750 pp. 8vo. Volume I dust jacket has minor scuffing with very light scuffing from shelf wear, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Volume II also has very light scuffing from shelf wear, is price clipped, , now in mylar cover. Light wear to boards and spine of each volume, Volume I has a Simond & Schuster remainder mark stamped in black at the foot of the text block. Both are clean and tight within.
Scarce as a set, Ambrose's definitive biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Very Good / Very Good.
Armitage, Merle. New York: E. Weyhe, 1944. Hardcover. Limited Edition. First Printing. 403 pp. 8vo. Bright red dust jacket with significant fading, small chips and tears, tape repairs on verso, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with dust jacket replicated in red on cover board and spine, slight scuffing. Red endpapers with Armitage's "MA" monogram printed on the front pastedown, "E W" on rear pastedown with a drawing compass assumed to be the symbol of E. Weyhe. Folded promotional flyer for the edition laid in. [Purcell 13].
A collection of autobiographical essays connecting Armitage to artists and celebrities of the time as well as some depth on his work as a designer. Printed in a limited edition of 1,675 copies, this copy is inscribed.....
New York: G. Schirmer Inc., 1936. Hardcover. Limited Edition. v, 245 pp. 8vo. Terracotta dust jacket with vibrant blue printing, which is replicated on the cover boards. Dust jacket has split at spine with a 1" loss at foot, remaining rear panel and flap present and now encased in mylar cover. Scarce with any semblance of a dust jacket. Interior quite clean and includes 8 photographic portraits by Edward Weston. [Purcell 40]. Fine / Fair.
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.....
Fresno, CA: The Academy Guild Press, 1964. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 99 pp. 8vo. Yellow dust jacket with sytlized Southwest design and Merle Armitage's monogram gracing the front panel; overall scuffing present, now in mylar cover. beige cloth boards that replicate the dust jacket cover and spine, very clean within and sporting black endpapers with a reverse printed and stylized bird on the front first free endpaper, Christ on the cross on the rear first free endpaper. [Purcell 26].
A crisp, cohesive Armitage design. According to the colophon, this edition of 1500 copies was printed in 1964; copyright page indicates printing in 1960 but a stamp on that same page designates this a "DE LUXE EDITION, 1964". You figure it out. Fine / Fair...
London: John Murray, 1835. Three Quarter Leather. As. 8vo. Brown three quarter leather bindings with marbled paper inset to cover board with matching endpapers. Light scuffing overall, wear and slight loss at corners and bottom edge, minor chipping to head and foot of spine. Five raised bands to spine with gilded decoration filling panels without title patches, titled on burgendy in gold, volume number on black in gold. Top edges gilt. Clean within, each title page sporting both and engraving and an engraved frontispiece. Red silk ribbons present in each volume, some are detached but laid in. Very Good.
Mount Vernon, NY: William Edwin Rudge, 1928-1934, 1936. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Produced in an edition of various sizes, from quartos to elephant folio, this set also contains reproductions of artwork and manuscripts. Volumes are all in Very Good condition except for Volume 6 ("The Making of the Life of Johnson" -- Boswell's most popular work.) which has paper splitting at the front and rear hinge from head of spine down to midpoint front and rear but with the spine still tight to the text block. Also contains the 1936 volume, "Boswell's Tour of the Hebridges" published by The Viking Press in the same format without the bookplate mentioned below but with the appropriate copy # (254) inscribed at the colophon. All of the slipcases present.....
Tucson, AZ: The Southwest Center, University of Arizona, 2019. Wraps. First Edition. 222 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy. Brand new!
Special issue with 18 essays dedicated to the life and work of Charles Bowden (1945-2014) by family, friends, and colleagues. Bowden was a unique chronicler of the Southwest, both the beutiful and the terrifying. Fine.
Los Angeles, CA: The New Ampersand Press, 1977. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 36 pp. 4to. Black cloth spine with printed paper label affixed, paste paper covers. Interior clean and crisp with a photo portrait by Jim Wood of the subject tipped in at frontispiece.
Produced in an edition of 300 copies, this being #256. Fine.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. Hardcover. First Edition. 331 pp. 8vo. Green cloth boards with profile of cowboy and horse printed in black on the cover, black titling to spine. Slight bumping to corners, minor scuffing from shelf wear. Clean within.
Struthers Burt (1882-1954) was a short story writer, poet, and novelist who was also instrumental in the establishment of Grand Teton National Park. This memoir chronicles some of his time in the American West. Very Good.
London: John Stockdale, 1800. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xxxi, , 579,  pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather binding with four raised bands and green patch titles with gold titling; marbled paper insets to front and rear covers. Light toning to pages, 14 plates called for and present.
Early biography of Catharine the Great, translated from the French. Very Good.
Child, Charles. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1964. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 346 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, 1-1/2" closed tear at top of front panel and to left of the first "O" in "ROOTS", small chips at edges, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards. Very clean within. Beautifully illustrated by the author.
Charles Child was the twin brother of Paul Child (1902-1994), husband of Julia Child (1912-2004). This book documents Charles Child's family's love affair with Maine and the spot that Paul and Julia would come back to repeatedly during their marriage. Very Good / Very Good.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii, 591 pp. 8vo. Light scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, sunning to spine, now in dust jacket. Bright red cloth boards and sparkling gold embossed titling, clean and sharp within.
Inscribed by Samuel Chugerman (1881-1956) in 1941 to his childhood friend, Aaron Rabinowitz. Laid in is Chugerman's letter to Rabinowitz alerting him to the publication and enclosing a copy of the review from the "Survey Graphic" of December 1939. Fine / Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. x, 375 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small chips and tears at edges, now in mylar cover. Rust cloth boards with silver embossed titling, slight yellowing to endpapers. Clean within. Very Good / Very Good.
Dallas, TX: Book Club of Texas, 2014. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 59 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth boards with gold embossed logotype of the subject of the volume on the cover, gold titling to spine. No dust jacket, as issued.
An illuminating look at the life of Franklin Gilliam, longtime proprietor of the Brick Row Bookshop and Franklin Gilliam Books. Inscribed to a previous owner by the editor, John Crichton. Published in an edition of 350 copies. Fine.
London: John Murray, 1829-1837. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 16 mo. Red leather spines with gold embossed titling, red cloth insets on cover boards, marbled endpapers. Slight wear and scuffing to covers, eaxch volume has a slight crease on front hinge of each volume. Top edges gilded. Clean within.
Volume 5 is a second edition, published in 1837. Very Good.