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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.

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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5.
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

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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8.
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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9.

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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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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11.
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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12.
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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13.
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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14.
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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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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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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20.
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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21.

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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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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Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature, Volume III: The Reaction in France

New York and London: Boni & Liveright, Inc. and William Heinemann Ltd. 1923. Hardcover. 8vo. VOLUME III ONLY. Blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine. Ex-libris with call number in white to food of spine and stamp to front paste down. Else is clean and bright. 300 pages. Books about Books. BOB/090814. Very Good.
[Book #27750]
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25.

A Suppressed Critique of Wise's Swinburne Transactions. Addendum to An Enquiry

Austin: Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1970. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 500. 8vo. Yellow cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to top edges of boards and to spine. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Else is clean and bright. 58 pages. Books on Books. BOB/092914. Near Fine.
[Book #27788]
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