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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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3.

[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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4.

Report of the Executive Secretary of the Executive Council to the President

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1934. Paperback. Report dated August 25, 1934 that summarizes the Federal Government's efforts to promote economic recovery and securty through the relief of industrial unemployment, agricultural distress, and financial pressures among other activities. In brown stapled wraps in very good condition. 48 pages plus index. Very Good.
[Book #27999]
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5.

The World Congress Against War: 2,196 Delegates from 27 Countries representing 30,000,000 people

New York: American Committee for the Struggle Against War, 1932. A report on the Congress with an opening address by Romain Rolland and with the Manifesto adopted at Amersterdam August 27-29, 1932. An interesting WWII era document about the anti-war efforts of many intellectuals, workers, and radicals in the U.S. and abroad.The American Committee included such figures as Theodore Dreiser, Malcolm Cowley, Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos, W.E.B. Du Bois, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens. The International Committee included Romain Rolland, Albert Einstein, Havelock Ellis, Gertrand Russell, Maim Gorki, and Mme. Sun Yat Sen. In stapled wraps. Pages are creased and cover lightly soiled but otherwise very good. 30 pages plus enrollment form. WORLD WARS/020215. Very Good.
[Book #27987]
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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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9.

The Saint John's Fragment. Against the Odds

Santa Cruz: Foolscap Press, 2015. Number 19 of 116 copies. Signed by the poet and calligrapher. A beautiful production from this press. From the book artists' description of this book: "This book is a collaboration between Anglo-Welsh poet, critic and publisher David Annwn and the celebrated San Francisco calligrapher Thomas Ingmire. Originally, they created a truly remarkable unique book with the subject matter Saint John's Fragment. This was great for the owner, but leaves nothing for the rest of us. Weve gone back to the collaborative drawing table with David and Thomas to create our own edition, the result of a second collaboration, and although still sharply limited, it allows something for those of us who want an echo of their astounding original work.The piece of papyrus called the Saint John's Fragment was acquired in an Egyptian market in 1920 by Bernard Grenfell, an English scientist and Egyptologist. It now resides in the collection of the Rylands Library at the University of Manchester in England.This scrap of paper-like material, measuring only 3.5 by 2.5 inches, is made from the pith of the papyrus plant. It is dated from between 100 CE and 150 CE and is generally accepted as the earliest extant record of a canonical New Testament text. Written on both sides of the papyrus, it must have been part of a codex, that is, a collection of sewn and folded leaves, not a scroll or an isolated sheet. That being the case, it would be among the earliest surviving examples of a literary codex. It was written in Greek in a script known as Hadrianic, named after Hadrian (76 CE-138 CE), the Roman Emperor of that era. David Annwn has responded to this fragment in a poem that always seem to bear just below the surface remembrance of a statement from the Rylands Library: “The importance of this fragment is quite out of proportion to its size, . . .” And yet it exists, considering all which could have destroyed it, against the odds. Thomas Ingmire's calligraphy shows the image of the actual fragment, then the restored page, then the English translation of the restored pagein flaps that extend the pages in order to allow for the missing text. The calligrapher has added gold tooling to the title and half-title pages." The book is printed letterpress on Frankfurt Cream paper and bound in heavy brown handmade paper from Cave Paper with cream paper spine label. In fine condition. 8.25 x 6.25 inches. Unpaginated [40 pages]. PRI/022515. Fine.
[Book #28032]
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10.

Twilight of Abundance. Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Regnery Publishing, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition. New in black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. In illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel titled in white. Clean and bright. 208 pages. HIS/022315. Fine / Fine.
[Book #28026]
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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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12.

Orientalism and War

New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. New in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In new illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine. Clean and bright with illustrations. 346 pages. MIL/022015. Fine / Fine.
[Book #28009]
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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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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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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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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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Welcome to Hell

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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18.
The Witch's Ballad

The Witch's Ballad

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2013. Hardcover. Number 18 of 25 copies of this lovely miniature book. Signed and numbered by the book artist, Pat Sweet. "O, I hae come from far away, From a warm land far away, A southern land across the sea, With sailor-lads about the mast, Merry and canny, and kind to me." In this famous poem by the Scottish poet and artist William Bell Scott, four witches come to a market town to sell enchanted poultry and look for husbands. Scott was close to the Pre Raphaelites and The Witch's Ballad might be an evocation of a painting in that style. Pat says that she decided to combine the Pre-Raphaelite love of the medieval with the poem’s slightly Elizabethan tone and the Jacobean interest in witches and Holbein’s Dance of Death Alphabet to come up with this: a pastiche of an antique book.The text of the poem and its binding tell the witch's story but she also wanted the book itself to tell another story, that of its readers. She writes: "Whose book was this? I imagined finding the book in a used bookstore with all the former owner’s marks on it. Her picture came clearly into my mind: she’d used the book as a flower-press since she was reading it outdoors, Elphine-like, and was using as a bookmark a postcard she’d bought at a museum – Alice Boyd’s The Witches Going To Market. which was based on the poem." Bound in brown leather with three raised bands and paper title label to front cover. The design of the title page comes from a book by Albrecht Durer. Each verse is illustrated with a letter from Holbein's alphabet, and the page versos show the bleed-through from the preceeding page on antiqued paper. The brown leather binding has raised bands, a paper title label, and a chain-and-clasp closure, all in the 'antique' style. Inkjet printed with handsewn binding. With 24 illustrations, 7 images ofpressed flowers and one inserted "postcard." In fine condition. Unpaginated. [76 pages] 2.5 x 1.75 inches. PRI/010715. Fine.
[Book #27935]
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Democratic Primary Election Results September 2, 1978

Baltimore: Board of Supervisors of Elections of Baltimore City, 1978. Paperback. SCARCE. Folio. Yellow paper front wrapper and flexible cardboard rear wrapper. Bound with 1 large staple to top left corner. Minor rubbing to front wrapper. A few light circles in pen to interior. Else is clean and bright. BALT/121714. Very Good.
[Book #27888]
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General Election Results November 7, 1978

Baltimore: Board of Supervisors of Elections of Baltimore City, 1978. Paperback. SCARCE. Folio. Yellow paper front wrapper and flexible cardboard rear wrapper. Bound with 1 large staple to top left corner. A few light cirlces in pen to interior. Else is clean and bright. BALT/121714. Very Good.
[Book #27887]
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A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the John Pendleton Kennedy Papers

Baltimore: The Peabody Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1972. Paperback. Scarce. Grey/pale blue side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Previous owner's name to top corner of title page. Else is clean and bright. 30 pages. MD/123014. Very Good+.
[Book #27905]
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Afgantsy. The Russians in Afghanistan 1979 - 89

Oxford University Press, 2011. Paperback. New in illustrated paper wrappers with black spine panel titled in red. Clean and bright. 417 pages. MID/022315. Fine.
[Book #28017]
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23.
Handwritten Letter to Daniel Appleton]

Handwritten Letter to Daniel Appleton]

[1838]. Handwritten letter dated 1838 from N.C. Brooks, author and poet, to Daniel Appleton (1785-1849), founder of Appleton books and publishing. The company began as a dry goods business in New York in 1825 but had published its first book by 1831. Mr. Brooks writes: D Appleton Esq Sir, I will take occasion to send for the [?] Gallery the first opportunity that offers of our booksellers going to New York. Did Mr. Appleton lend a copy of Anthology to Knickerbocker. I am charged in New Yorker of last week of sending him two copies, which I have promptly denied in Bath papers. To prevent misapprehension in relation to my seeing your name [?] as publisher of Anthology, I merely beg leave to say that in New Yorker of Dec 16, 183? D. Appleton & Co are given with Mr. Marshall's name as publishers. I thought he had perhaps divided the edition with you. I simply state this to give my reasons for the remark. I do not wish to be misunderstood in anything. Respfy yr N.C. Brooks author and poet." Written on one side of folded sheet, with "D Appleton Esq Bookseller N. York" and postal date stamp on back. Creases where folded to form "envelope." Ink stain to last line of letter, torn hole and ink splatter on rear page, and pencil written numbers at bottom of letter with no explanation. Still very good. 8 x 10 inches. AUTO/011315.
[Book #27956]
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The Pilgrim's Progress in two parts

London: L. and G. Seeley, 1840. Hardcover. Eighth Edition. Bound in full brown leather boards with black leather title label to spine. Rubbing and minor wear to spine, hinges, and edges of boards. Previous owner signature to front endpaper and to title page. Occasional spot of foxing, a few smudge marks, and a few light spots of soiling. Illustrated. Full edges gilt. 408 pages. LIT/123014. Very Good.
[Book #27910]
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25.

Die Kultur Der Renaissance in Italien. (2 Banden / 2 volumes)

Leipzig: E.U. Seeman, 1908. Hardcover. Fine in navy blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Light wear to edges of boards. Slight toning to margins of pages, else fine. Includes laid-in receipt from 1947. 397 pages in volume I; 441 pages in volume II. GER/011214. Fine.
[Book #27952]
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