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American Fabrics

American Fabrics

New York: Reporter Publications, 1948. Number 6 of this quarterly publication "dedicated to the belief that Fashion begins with the Fabric" and that the textile industry is important to the economic and social aspects of our society. Filled with full page color and b&w ads,some of which include actual samples of fabrics. There is also an article on the history of silk with some lovely swatches, a fold-out chart of the life cycle of the silk worm, and an inserted envelope with an actual silk cocoon inside! Also has a manual for clothing stores by color consultant Howard Ketcham on helping female customers with color selections, and a dictionary of wool and worsted fabric terms. A fascinating look at this industry in post-WWII United States. Folio in cream stiff paper wrappers with pictorial design and title on front cover. Some browning along cover edges. Interior clean and bright, with all tipped-in items intact. In very good condition. 150 pages. FASH/ii1814.
[Book #27840]
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The Centennial Celebration of the Foundation of the University of Maryland. 1907. Memorial volume.

Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1908. Hard Cover. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt emblem to front board and gilt title to spine. Minor wear to board edges and spine ends as well as light bumping to top corners. Fading to gilt title on spine. Areas of discoloration to exterior. Interior is clean and bright. Includes many illustrations with captioned tissue guards intact. Invitation to centennial celebration bound in. Invitation is browned. 265 Pages. Baltimore. BALT/111914. Very Good.
[Book #27846]
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[City of Baltimore Maryland]

New York: J.H. Conton & Co. 1855. A nice 19th map of Baltimore probably taken from the 1856 edition of Colton's Atlas of the World. It shows streets by name, parks, railroads and stations, schools, and many other landmarks. Hand colored in green and pink. Chipped and browned along margins not affecting the map itself. Very good condition. 16 x 18 inches. BALT/011915. Very Good.
[Book #27969]
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[Solicitation to London Arts and Letters Community to Support an Address for Robert Ross]

[Solicitation to London Arts and Letters Community to Support an Address for Robert Ross]

[London]: [1914]. A rare piece of Edwardian ephemera. In December 1914 D.S. MacColl and Robert C. Witt sent out a solicitation to the friends and admirers of Robert Ross asking for their support for an address and gift to be given to Robert Ross in recognition of his loyalty, courage, and influence to the world of Arts and Letters. Robbie Ross (1869-1918) was an important figure in the arts world of his time. He is perhaps best known today as a close friend and literary executor for Oscar Wilde but befriended and mentored many literary figures including Siegfried Sassoon. However, beyond that, he was the manager of the Carfax Gallery from 1901-1908, where he mounted many exhibits of the new younger artists of the New English Art Club and the Camden Town Group. Both groups of artists were influenced by Impressionism and thus rejected by the Royal Academy. After leaving the gallery he became the art critic for The Morning Post. The mailing was labeled private and confidential and included a full page letter from MacColl and Witt with a list of some names of those who have already promised their support. They include Sydney Cockerell, Walter Crane, Roger Fry, Edmund Gosse, Henry James, John Masefield, Charles Ricketts, William Rothenstein, John S. Sargent, G. Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, and many more. The original mailing included forms with which to send promises of support. Printed on a folded piece of stationery with letter and then the list of names on the overleaf. Creased from folding, and small closed tear in middle of pages and margin of overleaf. Very good condition. 8 x 10.5 inches. EPHEM/011415. Very Good.
[Book #27958]
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Yolla Bolly Press Ephemera

[Covelo,CA]: Yolla Bolly Press, [1980s-90s]. A small collection of ephemera from the acclaimed Yolla Bolly Press. Includes a soft cover book "Remembering James Robertson," a tribute to Yolla Bolly printer and close friend; Four prospectuses; two Christmas cards; three letters to a collector; and five miscellaneous order forms. Very good condition. PRI/092314. Very Good.
[Book #27777]
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The Comic History of England. The Comic History of Rome 3 Volumes

The Comic History of England. The Comic History of Rome 3 Volumes

London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. [c. 1880]. John Leech. Hardcover. A handsome, uniformly bound set of A'Beckett's famous comic histories of England and Rome, with the inimitable illustrations of the famed John Leech. Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett (1811-1856) was an English humorist who is best known for these comic histories, first published in the 1840s. John Leech (1817-1864) was a prolific and major illustrator of the nineteenth century. The two volumes of the English history include twenty colored steel engravings and two hundred woodcuts. The volume on Rome has ten color engravings and numerous woodcuts. These illustrations were described as "broadly humorous, with exquisite graceful touches, particularly in the minor woodcuts." Bound in three quarter green leather with marbled paper boards by Root & Son. With five raised bands to spine, with gilt title, author, and floral ornaments in the copartments. Some bumping and rubbing but very good. a.e.g. Interior pages are also very good, generally clean and bright, with some browning to page margins. Green ribbons intact. Rome volume: 308 pages; England volume I: 320 pages; England volume II: 304 pages. HUMOR/120214. Very Good.
[Book #27859]
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[Signed Autograph Letter]

[Signed Autograph Letter]

[London]: [1889]. A nice handwritten letter from Lawrence Alma-Tadema to Charles Henry Hart. Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was one of the great artists of the Victorian age, known for his romanticism. Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was a well-known American art expert and author, with a particular expertise in portraiture. The letter is written on stationery engraved with his address 17, Grove End Road, St. John's Wood, N.W. He writes: "10/10 89 Charles Henry Hart Esq Dear Sir, I must just write a line to tell you how much I regret that it has not been possible for you to call on me with Mrs. Hart when you passed through London June last. I should have liked immensely to paint Mrs. Hart's portrait & I am sure it is a loss to me that the opportunity for doing this is passed. Yours faithfully L Alma-Tadema." Written on one side of a folded note paper measuring 4 x 6 inches. Light crease where folded. Very good condition. AUTO/011315. Very Good.
[Book #27954]
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8.

Andrew Wyeth

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1968. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong elephant folio. Bound in cream cloth boards with grey cloth spine titled in white. The initials AW are printed in dark grey to front board. Foxing and light soiling to boards. Minor wear to edges and fraying to corners. Clean interior overall with a few spots of foxing to margins of some pages and foxing to edges of textblock. A few finger smudges to margins of early pages. Cocked spine, but all pages remain tightly bound. In good illustrated dust jacket with grey spine panel and title in black to bottom of jacket. The jacket is very worn with several large closed tears to the edges, creasing, rubbing, and light soiling. The jacket is protected from further damage with a removeable plastic cover. Includes laid in yellowed newspaper clipping titled "Stolen Art Returned to Wyeth." 175 pages. This is an oversized book and will require extra shipping. ART/010715. Very Good / Good.
[Book #27939]
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Songs of a Year

Songs of a Year

London: Chiswick Press [Privately printed], 1888. First Edition. Scarce. Presentation copy inscribed "To F. Coylestone with best wishes T. Ashe Feb. 1888." Thomas Ashe (1836-1889) was a minor English poet who was admired by some, including Michael Field, but his work was not popular with his generation. He has risen far enough to be included in many recent anthologies of mid-to late- Victorian verse. In original paper wrappers. Covers stained, creased on right corner, and chipped along edges. Hinges tender but text block is tight and clean. Very good condition. 84 pages. POE/102714. Very Good.
[Book #27814]
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10.

A Trade Union Library. Selected Book List and Sources of Current Information for the Trade Union Executive

Princeton, NJ: Industrial Relations Section Princeton University, 1935. Paperback. 8vo. Off-white side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 23 pages. BOB/101614. Very Good.
[Book #27798]
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Aggressus Ressurgo [Battle of the Amazons]

Aggressus Ressurgo [Battle of the Amazons]

Librairie Lutetia, [1918]. Rare. This stunning pochoir illustration by George Barbier is one of five limited edition prints commissioned by Librarie Lutetia in Paris in 1918. The number of copies in the edition is unknown but likely to have been 200-350. Signed by Barbier and handwritten under the title is "ex. d'artistes" (artist example). This print was included in the comprehensive 2013 exhibit of Barbier's work at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto - the first major exhibition of his work in North America. George Barbier (1882-1932) was one of the most sophisticated and prolific illustrators and designers of his era. His Art Deco creations using the techniques of pochoir printing were both modern and classic, highly stylized, and extremely colorful. This print is a beautiful example of his work. The subject, the battle of the Amazons, was taken from Greek mythology. The composition and colors are exquisite. The image measures 9.25 x 9.5 inches and is in very good condition. The margins and back of the paper on which it is printed have browned and there is a short closed tear to the left margin, but these do not affect the illustration itself. ORIG/112514. Very Good.
[Book #27856]
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A Rose of a Hundred Leaves

New York: Barse & Hopkins, (1891). softcover. SCARCE. Good-. Brown leather wrappers with brown and gilt title to front wrapper. Leather is very delicate and brittle. Wrappers nearly detached. Frontispiece and title page are detached but present. Pages and text are in very good condition with no foxing or browning. Illustrations throughout. Good candidate for rebinding. 238 pages. LIT/011315. good -.
[Book #27953]
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The Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin. A Catalogue Raisonne 1948 - 1983

The Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin. A Catalogue Raisonne 1948 - 1983

Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1984. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes 739 pieces. Bound in grey cloth backed grey paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Clean and bright. Minor rubbing and foxing to dust jacket and minor wear to edges including a short closed tear to rear panel and inside rear flap. Unpaginated. BOB/102814. Very Good / Very Good.
[Book #27780]
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Basic Baltimorese: An Illustrated Guide for Getting Around in Balamer, Murlin

Basic Baltimorese: An Illustrated Guide for Getting Around in Balamer, Murlin

Baltimore: Armand and Gordon Beard, 1979. Paperback. 8vo. Orange and white side stapled paper wrappers with black and orange title and illustrations to front wrapper. Small spot of rubbing to top corner of front wrapper where price was scratched away. Pristine interior with illustrations on every page. Unpaginated. BALT/121214. Near Fine.
[Book #27879]
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When We Became Lovers (Broadside)

When We Became Lovers (Broadside)

Minnesota: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 2000. Number 33 of 144 copies signed by the poet. This broadside of Bly's poem was published on the occasion of the author's reading at an event held November 15, 2000. Handset in Baskerville Roman with calligraphic titling by Dennis Ruud and underprinted hollyhocks from a collagraph plate. Printed on Fox River paper. Small crease on lower right corner otherwise near fine. 11 x 14 inches. POE/011415. Near Fine.
[Book #27959]
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Nugget. The Black Wombat

Nugget. The Black Wombat

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2013. Hardcover. Limited Edition miniature book signed by the book artist, Pat Sweet. Pat writes that after the Australian novelist Prue Batten mentioned that she had a black wombat on her farm in Tasmania, she challenged Prue to write a story about him. This sweet and simple children's story is the result, told with great gentleness and restraint. Nugget the wombat has a pretty good life, really, despite the teasing and antics of the wallabies, cockatoos, and kookaburras. He has a snug burrow he dug himself and delicious roots and leaves to eat. But he's a bit lonely. However, there is now a rumor of another wombat far up the bush track on the other side of the farm...Silver is her name.With seven adorable color illustrations of Nugget, his neighbors, and the night sky he loves so much. There is a marsupial pocket on the back endpaper that holds a map of Nugget's journey. Bound in dark grey cloth with title spine label. In a black dust jacket with title, author, and shooting star on front cover and a moon on the back. Ink jet printed with handsewn binding. In fine condition. 2 x 2.5 inches. Unpaginated [36 pages]. PRI/01/07/15. Fine.
[Book #27934]
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Dracula's Guest

Dracula's Guest

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, (2013). Hardcover. Number 24 of 50 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. "We all know how the story goes: Jonathan Harker leaves the inn at the beginning of 'Dracula', and is dropped off at the crossroads by the coachman, who is afraid to take him any further.  But there is another part of the story, one that Stoker's editor (so the story goes) persuaded him to omit. In this version, Harker demands to be taken down a side road that leads to a long-abandoned village, with dire results. This is the story of that dangerous digression: 'Dracula's Guest', published posthumously in 1914. It may have been a part of the novel, or it may not. The narrator is never named, and seems unlike the characterization of Harker in the novel. You can be the judge" (book artist). Designed, printed, and bound by Pat Sweet. Includes 5 illustrations. and endpapers decorated with a flying bat's wing. Bound in black and gold Japanese chiyogami paper with blood red cloth spine. 74 pages. Measures 2 1/16 inches x 1 1/2 inches. PRI/091514. Fine.
[Book #27759]
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At the Flea Circus

At the Flea Circus

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2011. Hardcover. Number 26 of 50 copies. Signed and numbered by book artist. A charming and inventive miniature pop-up book that Includes 8 circus act pop-ups, a removable souvenir program, several reproductions of advertising posters, a complete program, a list of performers, and the performers themselves (tucked away in tiny envelopes inside the back cover). "Brave Hercule performs the Dangerous High Dive into but a thimbleful of water! The Dauntless Afrit puts three gigantic wild roaches through their paces, controlling the fierce insects with only a hair-thin whip and his own iron will! In the breathless finale, the beautiful Madame Zenobia performs UPSIDE DOWN upon the high wire, a full inch above the tanbark! Come one, come all! The greatest show on earth that  will fit in your pocket!" (book artist). Bound in gold on black Japanese pper with printed paper title labels to spine and boards. In matching slipcase. 34 pages. 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches, slipcase is 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches. We hesitate to call this book darling, but it is and is in fine condition. Fine.
[Book #27760]
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Blue Moon Pocket Globe

Blue Moon Pocket Globe

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2014. A three dimensional pyramid structure with four folding flaps that open to reveal a removable miniature moon. The moon rests on an elevated base covered in blue Japanese paper with circular inlay of metal gears. The four flaps of the pyramid are suspended by brass chains and filigree fittings. They are covered in gray stingray shagreen paper and French marbled paper. The pyramid is mounted on a base covered in gold foil and is held closed with a square shaped brass chain. Unique. Measures 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches. ARTB/091714. Fine.
[Book #27765]
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Boxed Stand Globe

Boxed Stand Globe

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2014. A miniature terrestrial globe mounted on a brass and serpentine stand. The globe is housed in a mahogony box trimmed in brass and leather. The interior door panel of the box has a paper label which reads: "Kirkwood's new terrestrial globe with the very latest discoveries." Unique. Measures 1 3/8 x 5/8 x 5/8 inches. ARTB/091714. Fine.
[Book #27763]
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The Dragon Gallery

The Dragon Gallery

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2010. Hardcover. Limited Edition Miniature Book. A collection of splendid dragon portraits in color from all of history and all around the world. There are fifty dragons in all, ranging from 5th century BC to Maxfield Parrish, all trying their best to escape from their frames. The book is bound in lizard-printed green paper, with a spine of brownish-black real lizard skin and a small line of gold metallic paper between them. Decorated endpapers. Inkjet printed with handsewn binding. In fine condition. 1 7/8 x 2 1/4". Unpaginated [64 pages]. PRI/010815. Fine.
[Book #27940]
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Jane Austen Bookshelf

Jane Austen Bookshelf

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2014. Limited edition. A charming miniature wooden bookshelf holding a set of six Jane Austen's novels. The books are blank inside but are nicely bound with a dark blue spine with paper title label and decorative paper covers. Each book is 1 x 1/2 inches. The handmade bookshelf stand is stained dark brown. It is 2 x 2 x 1 inches. In fine condition. A delightful item for an Austen collection. PRI/010815. Fine.
[Book #27944]
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Map Bookstand with an Ottoman Atlas

Map Bookstand with an Ottoman Atlas

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books. Standing cherry wood bookstand, which holds a miniature copy of a 10th or 11th century Ottoman atlas. The atlas is bound in French marbled paper and is fixed open (pages can not be turned and book can not be closed). The stand has decorative brass fixtures on the back and small paper label mounted on wood in the front. Measures: 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches. ARTB/091714. Fine.
[Book #27768]
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Sliced Globe

Sliced Globe

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2014. A terrestrial globe with a removable slice illustrates the layers of the earth. The slice is fitted with a small brass bead to assist with removale from its parent. The globe is housed inside a small box covered in black and gold Japanese chiyogami paper and lined with astronomical diagrams. The top of the box is fitted with a plexiglass magnifying dome, which is mounted inside an antiquated brass ring. Unique. Measures 1 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches. ARTB/091714. Fine.
[Book #27764]
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Welcome to Hell

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2014. Number 5 of 15 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist, Pat Sweet. This inventive miniature work comprises eleven pieces of Hellish ephemera that play with some of the images and ideas of the infernal regions from popular culture. The result is a surprisingly humorous and engaging production. Pat described it as one of her most fun projects ever. She writes: "Most religions have discarded the idea of a retributive afterlife, but the idea remains in the popular consciousness as folk belief. Images of old-time Hell are much more common than those of Heaven: Dante invented a whole complex gradation of torments for an exactly sorted list of sins. But grinning devils with pitchforks continue to poke burning sinners, and Satan continues to offer shady your-soul-for-your heart's desire deals in folk tales and legends." The items are stored inside a shopping bag labeled "Welcome to Hell." Your goody bag from Hell includes: Welcome To Hell! (with a FAQ! - for example, "Am I really here for all of eternity?" "Yes") A Gallery of Hell (Hell in famous paintings) Visitor's Book (Yes, some people get to leave) Hellhounds of the Underworld (Hell has a surprising number of dogs) Go To Hell (a board game for sinners of all ages) Devil Cards (collect 'em all!) Seven Deadly Sins Post Cards ( by Bruegel) Hotel Grand Pandemonium dinner menu (Annual Famous Last Meals Banquet) Hellmouth Pop-up Cards (three thrilling maws) Maps of Hell (maps of Dante's Hell) Complimentary fan with picture of devil's head - not that it would do much good. The bag is 3 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 inches. The items in the bag vary in size but are all smaller. In fine condition. PRI/010815. Fine.
[Book #27941]
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