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Baist's Real Estate Atlas of Surveys of Washington District of Columbia. Volume 3 only - Northwest DC.

Baist's Real Estate Atlas of Surveys of Washington District of Columbia. Volume 3 only - Northwest DC.

Philadelphia: G. Wm. Baist's Sons, 1968. Hard Cover. Uncommon set of historic maps, issued in 4 volumes of which this is volume 3 ONLY and includes maps of Northwest DC. An exhaustive and detailed real estate atlas with the original color-coded maps showing every street, building, and landmark in Washington, D.C., prepared from official records, private plans, and actual surveys. Bound as an elephant folio volume in three quarter brown cloth with cream colored cloth boards. Gilt title to spine and large title label pasted down to front cover. Minor wear to corners and boards. The plates are all in very good condition, with cloth section tabs attached to each map. Includes 37 maps. Creasing to first page (index) and last page (map). Slight musty smell. Slight bow to boards due to size. Very large and heavy, with extra shipping fees required. GEO/082914. Very Good.
[Book #27743]
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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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Hospital Sketches

Hospital Sketches

Boston: James Redpath, 1863. Hardcover. Scarce First Edition. A compilation of short stories or sketches based on Alcottt's experiences as a volunteer Union Army nurse during the American Civil War. Bound in dark green publisher’s cloth with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to corners and spine ends. Minor dampstain to top edges of both boards and edges of last few pages. Front free endpage has been glued to front pastedown to cover up bookplate. Occasional spots of foxing and a few smudge marks to interior. Previous owner signature in pencil and quote in pencil to endpages. Tight binding. Includes ad in back showing price of $2.50 (which has been crossed out in pencil and $2.25 has been written next to it). 102 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements. AMHIST/090214. Very Good.
[Book #27745]
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4.
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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Flower Fables

Flower Fables

Boston: George W Briggs & Co, 1855. Hardcover. First edition. Author’s first book (printed nearly six years after written). Alcott composed this collection of nine stories for Ellen Emerson, daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Bound in original brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Gllt floral decoration to spine and front cover with embossed design to edges of boards. Variant binding with different floral device than typically issued to front cover. Minor rubbing to boards, fading to spine, and minor wear to edges of boards. Small open tear to bottom corner of front pastedown. Pencil inscription to front free endpage dated 1860. Six illustrations are all present; although one has a few creases to the edges. Occasional spots of foxing, smudging, and minor soiling to the interior. Tight binding overall with a few minor splits. 182 pages. CHILD/090814. Very Good.
[Book #27746]
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Comic Tragedies

Comic Tragedies

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good in original brown cloth boards with black and gilt title to spine and floral decoration to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and minor rubbing to boards. Chip to top corner of front free endpage and chipping to corner and edges of rear pastedown. All pages remain bound; however, there are a couple of splits to the binding near the middle. Browning to margins and a few spots of soiling to margins of a few pages. Spine is rolled. Includes frontispiece portraits of Jo and Meg and additional illustration of the theater. 317 pages plus 2 pages of ads to front and 2 pages of ads to rear. CHILD/082614. Very Good.
[Book #27721]
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7.

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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9.

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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10.

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

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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12.
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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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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My Book of Little Dogs

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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15.

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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18.
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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Dracula's Guest

Dracula's Guest

Riverside, CA: Bo Press, (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, 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, 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, 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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Chained Shelf of Alchemy Books

Chained Shelf of Alchemy Books

Riverside, CA: Bo Press, n.d. An inventive miniature work by book artist Pat Sweet that pays homage to Medieval libraries. A small painted wooden shelf holds eight books of classical alchemy bound in cream colored leather with paper title labels to spines. Each book is chained to the bookshelf in the manner of medieval libraries. All eight books are blank inside. Titles are from actual books and include "The Aphorisms of Urbigerus", "The Golden Tractate of Hermes", "Joannes Agricola A Treatise on Gold" , "A Chymicall Treatise of Arnoldus de Nova Villa" , and four more. The shelf has decorative brass fixtures on both sides. In fine condition. Measures 1 3/8 x 3 x 2 1/8 inches. ARTB/091714. Fine.
[Book #27767]
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Map Bookstand with an Ottoman Atlas

Map Bookstand with an Ottoman Atlas

Riverside, CA: Bo Press. 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, 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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