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Early printed Italian leaf

Early printed Italian leaf

Early 45 line leaf in Italian. Printed in double columns on recto and verso. Light soiling and creasing but very good condition. 9 x 12.5 inches. INCU/032614. Very Good.
[Book #27498]
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Incunable leaf Regum fo.LXI

Incunable leaf Regum fo.LXI

n.d. Early leaf in Latin printed in double-columns on both sides of the page. The heading "Regum" is on one side and "fo.LXI" on the other. With printed shoulder references and four decorated initials. Some browning to edges and a few spots but very good. Gently affixed with two small pieces of tape to inside of a heavy paper folder. 67 lines. 9.5 x 13 inches. INCU/032814. Very Good.
[Book #27500]
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Incunable leaf Sermonum Fo.XCVIII

Incunable leaf Sermonum Fo.XCVIII

n.d. An interesting early printed leaf in Latin with a few handwritten notations. With two handcolored initials in red and several red ornaments and red highlight to first letter of a sentence.On recto, someone has drawn a hand in black ink with finger pointing to text, and on the verso, "Ephes. 5" and "Act 14" are written in margin. Some browning and thin part of lower left margin cut off. Four small tape pieces on upper margins where previously affixed to another paper or board. 53 lines. 8.5 x 12 inches. INCU/032814. Very Good -.
[Book #27499]
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Typed letter signed from Quatuor Coronati Lodge to Bro. Berolzheimer

Typed letter signed from Quatuor Coronati Lodge to Bro. Berolzheimer

London: 1931. A typed letter dated 10 Jan 1931 on Quatuor Cornati Lodge letterhead to a Br. Berolzheimer. The Lodge, founded in London in 1886 called itself the premier lodge for Masonic research. Berolzheimer is likely D.D. Berolzheimer, who published in the Freemason journal The Builder. The letter discusses the custom of "firing glasses," saying that the term was derived from the old practice of firing salutes of guns after toasts, referencing a passage from Hamlet. The special glasses were used to bang on the table to replicate gun fire. The signature of the writer is not legible - the last name may be Wilber. Creases where folded and glue remnants on back otherwise very good. AUTO/042914.
[Book #27541]
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The Queens of England: A Series of Portraits of Distinguished Female Sovereigns, Drawn and Engraved by Eminent Artists with Biographical and Historical Sketches from Agnes Strickland

The Queens of England: A Series of Portraits of Distinguished Female Sovereigns, Drawn and Engraved by Eminent Artists with Biographical and Historical Sketches from Agnes Strickland

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1857. Hardcover. A New Edition. Professionally restored with modern leather spine and original spine laid down. Original embossed leather boards and original marbled endpages with modern linen hinges partially covering endpages. The spine and front cover are titled in gilt. Minor rubbing to edges of boards and to bands on spine. Occasional spots of foxing to interior, but overall very clean. Small spot of soiling to one illustration and short closed tear to margin of another illustration. Includes 27 portrait engravings with tissue guards. A handsome book despite repair. Quarto. 323 pages. MON/042214. Very Good.
[Book #27529]
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Little Men

Little Men

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. Hardcover. First Edition with advertisement for 'Pink and White Tyranny' described as 'Nearly Ready' and signature 1 is marked. Bound in original green pebbled cloth with gilt title to spine and front cover. Chipping and minor wear to spine ends, corners, hinges, and edges of boards. There is a half an inch closed tear to the top of the rear hinge. Minor rubbing to boards. Brown endpages. Occasional small spots of soiling / smudge marks to interior and a few to fore-edge of textblock. Hinges are starting and there are a few splits to interior; although, all pages remain securely bound. A few pages have short closed tears to margins. Frontispiece illustration with original tissue guard. 376 pages plus 4 pages of ads. LIT/081214. Very Good.
[Book #27694]
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Comic Tragedies

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893. Hardcover. 317 pages. Very Good.
[Book #27721]
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8.

Ravello

Naples: Angelo Trani, (1926). Paperback. 12mo. Brown paper wrappers with black title and decoration to front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright. 80 pages. Italian History. ITAHIST/081814. Very Good.
[Book #27699]
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Moby Dick

Moby Dick

San Francisco: Arion Press, 1979. Hardcover. One of 265 copies, of which 250 were for sale. A UNIQUE COPY of this iconic work, signed by artist Barry Moser on title page, with a four line signed inscription on the colophon, but also SIGNED OR INITIALED BY MOSER ON EACH OF THE ONE HUNDRED BOXWOOD ENGRAVINGS that illustrate this book. (Moser was a friend of the former owner, and signed the pages as a favor to him). This book has been described by William Everson as "a feat of craftsmanship unexcelled in modern printing," and named by the Grolier Club as one of the 100 most beautiful books of the twentieth century. The text was set by hand in Goudy Modern, with initial letters printed in blue at the start of each of the 135 chapters in Leviathan Capitals, a special alphabet designed for the purpose by Charles Bigelow & Kris Holmes. Printed on Barcham Green's handmade paper, which is watermarked with the outline of a whale. Bound in full blue morocco with stamped silver spine lettering.In fine condition, housed in blue cloth slipcase, which is sunned along the edges. With a 24 page prospectus showing the making of the book. 577 pages. PRI/052314. Very Good.
[Book #27606]
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Small group of letters address to Sir Edwin Arnold

[1880s-1890s]. An nice collection of twenty letters written to Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904), the English poet, travel writer, and journalist. They offer an interesting picture of social relations in the late Victoria period. Most are short and are sent offering invitations, thanks for gifts, sympathy, and such. The senders include Marie-Louise Evans, Beatrice, Lady Portsmouth, Lady Jeune (inviting EA to dinner to which "Miss Terry & Sir Henry Irving are coming", Fannie M.A. Arnold, Connemara, George Chetwynd, Lady Radnor,Julia Peel, and more. Generally in very good condition. AUTO/052814. Very Good.
[Book #27608]
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11.

The Art of Makeup

New York: HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover. Fine in white paper covered boards with silver title to spine and front cover. Pristine interior with 227 photographic illustrations, most in color. In white illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel and silver title to spine. A few creases to front panel of jacket, minor rubbing to rear panel, and minor wear to edges. 176 pages. PHOTO/080914. Fine / Very Good.
[Book #27687]
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Morsels of History

Buffalo: Breed, Butler, & Co, 1863. Hardcover. Scarce. Very good in original navy blue cloth boards with faded gilt title and decoration to front cover. Embossed decoration to spine and rear board. Minor rubbing and wear to boards, hinges, and corners. Lacks front free endpage. Previous owner signature in pencil to front pastedown. Rear hinge is a little weak, else tight binding. 64 pages. A small book measuring 1.875 inches tall x 1.5 inches wide. CHILD/082814. Very Good.
[Book #27738]
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First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Annual Report of the Directors to the Stockholders of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Company; First Annual Report of the Board of Engineers to the Board of Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company;

First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Annual Report of the Directors to the Stockholders of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Company; First Annual Report of the Board of Engineers to the Board of Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company;

Baltimore: William Wooddy. Hardcover. A collection of early Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Reports. Plans for the B & O started in 1827 and construction began in July of 1828. It was the first common carrier and Class I railroad in the United States. First Annual Report dated October 1st, 1827 is 4 pages. Second Annual Report of the Directors dated 1828 is 11 pages. First Annual Report of the Board of Engineers dated September 30, 1828 is 43 pages and includes fold-out map of routes and fold-out graph of two surveyed routes. Third Annual Report of Directors dated October 12, 1829 is 13 pages and includes fold-out map and graph. Fourth Annual Report of Directors dated 1830 is 153 pages and includes 10 fold-out charts. Fifth Annual Report dated 1831 is 130 pages and includes 15 fold-out tables, 1 fold-out plan, 1 fold-out map, and 5 fold-out diagrams of train parts. Numerous charts are also printed throughout. All reports are bound together in modern brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Some fold-outs have closed tears along folds. Pages are browned and there is occasional foxing and occasional smudge marks. Dampstaining to corners of a few pages. Bookplate of previous owner John H. B. Latrobe is laid into front. It has minor dampstains to edges. He and his brother Benjamin Henry Latrobe helped organize and engineer the B & O railroad. John H. B. Latrobe later worked for the B & O as a land acquisition attorney and helped incorporate the first telegraph service in the world along the line. Binding is in fine condition. Interior is very good. RAIL/050714. Very Good.
[Book #27548]
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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. Hardcover. Later edition. Includes 16 full color illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Color illustration pasted down to front cover. The title on the spine is faded, the top corners of both boards are bumped, there is a short closed tear to the top of the front hinge, and there is minor rubbing / wear to the boards and edges. Binding is slightly cocked and there are a few splits to the interior. Occasional spots of foxing to interior. 126 pages. CHILD/042214. Very Good.
[Book #27532]
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The Blampied Edition of Peter Pan and Wendy

The Blampied Edition of Peter Pan and Wendy

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. In grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black title with illustration to front cover. Slight browning and pencil markings to spine. Includes 12 full page illustrations in full color and 17 in black and white. Illustrated endpages with top edge red. Clean interior. Size quarto. 216 pages. CHILD/042114. Very Good.
[Book #27519]
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My Book of Little Dogs

London: Jarrold & Sons, circa 1910. Hardcover. Includes chapters on the Pomeranian, Pug, Pekinese Spaniel, Japanese Spaniel, Blenheim Spaniel, King Charles Spaniel, French Bulldog, Brussels Griffon, Schipperke, Yorkshire Terrier, Black and Tan Miniature Terrier, and Italian Greyhound. Includes 11 tipped-in color plates by Vernon Stokes mounted on grey cardstock. Bound in original blue cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Color illustration of a French bulldog is pasted down to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Two creases to bottom edge of one plate, else plates are clean and bright. Foxing to fore edge of text block and on some pages (mostly near front and back of book). Brief pen inscription to front free endpage. Secure binding with occasional small splits. Overall a nice copy of a charming book. 106 pages. CHILD/082814. Very Good.
[Book #27731]
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Istvan Orosz: Etchings and Posters

Istvan Orosz: Etchings and Posters

Kansas City MO: GrafikARCHIVE Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. 1 of 300 copies published for the exhibition of Istvan Orosz's work at the Art Centre Silkeborg Spa, Silkeborg March 4-April 2, 2000. An earlier edition of 750 copies was published in 1998 for an exhibition of Orosz in Kansas City. Orosz (b. 1951) is a Hungarian artist, printmaker, and graphic designer. While following traditional printing techniques, he also uses visual paradox and illusionist approaches in his work. This book was created as an homage to his techniques. It is an inventive work itself, reproducing many of Orosz's works, interspersed with essays about him, and foldouts and envelopes, It includes a list of collections, exhibitions, books, and other information about him. Spiral bound in plain brown paper boards with a black cover illustration and translucent wraparound band. Housed in a brown cardboard case. In fine condition. Unpaginated. PRI/040914. Fine.
[Book #27507]
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The Living Temple: A Brief Memoir of Jane Bethel

Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1954. Hardcover. 12mo. Very good in brown cloth covered boards with faded gilt decoration and title to spine. Chipping to spine ends and crease to front board. Minor foxing and browning throughout though text remains bright. Illustrations throughout. 83 pages. CHILD/051414. Very Good.
[Book #27587]
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Ben-Beor. A Story of the Anti-Messiah. In Two Divisions. Part I: Lunar Intaglios. The Man in the Moon. Part II: Historical Phantasmagoria: The Wandering Gentile

Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald Co, 1891. Hardcover. Ex-library with stamp to front endpage. In original brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards, spine ends, and corners. Minor soiling to boards. A few chips, creases, and tears to edges of endpages. Light dampstaining to edges of some pages. Hinges appear to have been restored. A good reading copy. 528 page. REL/051514. Very Good Minus.
[Book #27590]
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Letters

Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Letters

Philadelphia: Robert Aitken, 1784. Hardcover. Scottish minister, author, and professor Hugh Blair (1718? - 1800) states in his preface that this book is comprised of his lectures read at the University of Edinburgh. He discovered that over the years his students had imperfectly transcribed his lectures and had been circulating them and sometimes even selling them. After discovering this "he judged it to be high time that they should proceed from his own hand, rather than come into public view under some very defective and erroneous form." His lectures instruct on composition, public speaking, style, and criticism. Very good in modern binding. Bound in brown buckram spine and marbled paper covered boards with gilt title, city, and date to spine. Original maroon leather title label has also been pasted down to spine. Antiquated ownership signature in pen to title page. Foxing throughout; although, text remains bright. Tight binding. 454 pages plus index. BOB/080814. Very Good.
[Book #27680]
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The Saddle of Queens. The Story of the Side-saddle

The Saddle of Queens. The Story of the Side-saddle

London: J.A. Allen & Co. 1959. Hardcover. SCARCE. A history of the side saddle from its origins through its height of popularity during the reign of Queen Victoria. Includes 20 reproductions in monochrome, frontispiece in full color, and black and white line drawings in text. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front cover. Light rubbing and a few bubbles to cloth on front cover, else fine. Clean and bright. In color illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket and a few creases to front panel. 68 pages. EQU/082214. Very Good / Very Good.
[Book #27717]
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The Trollopian: A Journal of Victorian Fiction. Number Two, March 1946

Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press and Cambridge Universtiy Press, 1946. Paperback. Very good in off-white side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. 51 pages. LIT/072814. Very Good.
[Book #27657]
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Simon Brett: An Engraver's Progress. A Selection of Engravings with an Introduction by the Artist

Simon Brett: An Engraver's Progress. A Selection of Engravings with an Introduction by the Artist

Mission, BC: Barbarian Press, 2013. Simon Brett. Hardcover. 1 of 55 Deluxe Copies with a signed and numbered print by Brett. Endgrain Editions Four. This is the first addition to the Endgrain Editions since 2003, and it is a major return to the series. It is a celebration of the work of Simon Brett over fifty years as an engraver. Simon is acknowledged as one of the masters of wood engraving of the past half-century. Comprising over 130 engravings printed from the wood, an introduction by the artist, and a chronological catalogue of the over 1,000 engravings Simon has so far engraved, this is a major work of 250 pages, and is certain to be an important reference on Simon's work as well as being a splendid production from this important private press. Texts printed in Joanna with Fry’s Ornamented for display in green and black on Zerkall Cream laid, with 134 engravings printed from the wood on Zerkall White Smooth. Bound in quarter green leather with a skived leather spine label with a patterned green and white paper by the artist over boards, Housed in a slipcase along with a stiff paper folder containing the signed and numbered strike of the commissioned frontispiece for the book, this being number 23 of 55 copies. In fine condition. PRI/062014. Fine.
[Book #27630]
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24.

The Army

Arlington VA: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc.; Army Historical Foundation, 2001. Hardcover. Folio. Very good in padded green cloth boards with gilt title and gold medal affixed on front. Minor fading to spine and top edges of boards. Color and black white photgraphic illustrations throughout. Clean and bright. 352 pages with index. Military History. MIL/032311. Near Fine.
[Book #27555]
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25.

Sunnybank Stories. Dog Stories

Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1863. Hardcover. Very Good.
[Book #27729]
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