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The Great Sea. A Human History of the Mediterranean

Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Fine in light blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. In fine illustrated dust jacket with light blue spine panel titled in dark blue. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 783 pages. MAR/062515. Fine / Fine.
[Book #28402]
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Popular Astronomy 2 Volumes

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 and 1858. Hardcover. Francois Arago (1786-1853) was an important French astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, who was also a politician for republican causes. For some years before his death, Arago spent much time revising his large collection of manuscripts with a view toward their definitive publication. This work mainly consists of the course of Lectures on Astronomy which he delivered annually at the Observatory of Paris over eighteen years. Each of the volumes is organized by books of several chapters on the subject of that book, resulting in a comprehensive discourse on astronomy and related fields. The text is accompanied by numerous plates and hundreds of wood engravings. Bound in original green cloth bindings. Volume I has been rebacked. Gilt author, title, and volume number to spine. Corners bumped but very good. Interior pages and plates are also in very good condition. A very handsome set of this significant work. Volume I: 707 pages; Volume II: 846 pages including index. SCI/07415. Very Good.
[Book #28465]
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The Ingoldsby Legends: a Gallimaufry

Mission, BC: Barbarian Press, 2015. John Lewis Roget. Hardcover. 1 of 45 copies from the Standard edition (there are 45 additional copies in the Deluxe version). This is the forty-third book from the press. The Ingoldsby Legends is a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry written supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of an English clergyman named Richard Harris Barham. The legends were first printed during 1837 as a regular series in the magazine Bentley's Miscellany and later in New Monthly Magazine. The legends were illustrated by John Leech, George Cruikshank, and Sir John Tenniel. They proved immensely popular and were compiled into books published in 1840, 1842 and 1847 by Richard Bentley. They remained popular during the 19th century but have since become little known. An omnibus edition was published in 1870: The Ingoldsby Legends; or Mirth and marvels. With seven wood engravings by John Lewis Roget printed from the original blocks done for an unpublished edition of The Ingoldsby Legends in the 1870s. The blocks were acquired by Robertson Davies, who donated them to the Library at Massey College from whom they were borrowed for this work. The book is bound with printed red and cream paper boards with deep red silk spine with paper title and press label. Printed with Poliphilus & Blado types, with Goudy Thirty, on Heine Mouldmade paper. Engravings are printed on Zerkall Cream Smooth. In fine condition. 165 pages with tipped in errata sheet. PRI/073015. Fine.
[Book #28474]
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Summary of Maryland Laws relating to Plants and Animals. Board of Natural Resources, Bulletin 5, June 1, 1953

Annapolis: Board of Natural Resources, 1953. Paperback. 4to. Olive green side stapled paper wrappers with black and red title to front wrapper. Rubbing to rear wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 32 pages. MD/073115. Very Good -.
[Book #28489]
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Original Caricature of Louie Freear

[c. 1890s]. LJ Binns. A charming caricature by LJ Binns of the English actress Louie (Louisa) Freear. Signed by Binns and inscribed by Freear "Yours faithfully Louie Freear." Done in pen and ink and hand colored. LJ Binns was a well known English caricaturist working at the turn of the century. He drew caricatures of British personalities, mainly from the worlds of politics and theater. Louie Freear (1873-1939) was an English actress and singer who came from a theatrical family. In this drawing she is dressed in a green jacket , brown skirt, and lace cravat and is wearing a straw bowler hat with feathers. Her right arm is akimbo and her left hand is lifted and gesturing with her thumb. Mounted with tape on rear to a cream sheet of paper. The drawing is in very good condition save for a small tear along a crease across the middle of the paper where once folded. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. ORIG/073015. Very Good.
[Book #28482]
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Notable Women Authors of the Day: Biographical Sketches

Glasgow: David Bryce and Son, 1893. Hardcover. First Edition of this interesting compilation of brief biographies and portraits of twenty-six women writers. They include Rhoda Broughton, Florence Marryat, Adeline Sergeant, Mrs. Leith Adams, and Jean Ingelow. Bound in original blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. Spine is rubbed and faded, corners bumped. Interior pages clean and bright. In very good condition. 312 pages plus four pages of ads. BOB/052915. Very Good.
[Book #28304]
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A New Attack on Sea Nettles: An Account of Research on the Swimmer's Nemesis

Solomons, MD: Natural Resources Intitute, University of Maryland, No date. Paperback. Reprint from Maryland Conservationist 43(1):16-22. White side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. 3 binder holes. Illustrations throughout. 8 pages. MD/060415. Near Fine.
[Book #28336]
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Legend. A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines

New York: Crown, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with red title to spine. In fine grey dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. 288 pages. VIET/062515. Fine / Fine.
[Book #28411]
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The Beauty of the Heavens: A Pictorial Display of the Astronomical Phenomena of the Universe

London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842. Hardcover. New Edition. In his introduction, Blunt writes: "The want of a series of Plates for the illustration of the Science of Astronomy, of accurate, yet popular character, calculated for effective display, and still within a moderate compass, has led to the production of the present Work. The design comprehends 104 coloured Scenes, representing the Astronomical Phenomena of the Universe. These have been carefully executed from original drawings, paintings, and observatory studies; aided, occasionally, by appropriate pictorial embellishment, but with strict adherence to fidelity of detail....The illustrations form the miniature scenery of a public exhibition, such as is occasionally witnessed in lecture-rooms; the text presenting the substance, the order, and the actual delivery of what becomes, in the present instance, a FAMILY ASTRONOMICAL LECTURE. The prominent features of the present Work are, the novelty and simplicity of the plan, and the elegance of its execution. With its aid a family need not henceforth quit their own parlour, or drawing-room fireside, to enjoy the sublime ‘beauty of the heavens;’ but, within their domestic circle, may, without any previous acquirements in Astronomy, become their own instructors in a knowledge of its great and leading truths and phenomena." The lithographic illustrations are all quite beautiful, and the book was said to be very popular in the 1840s. This copy has been skillfully rebound using the original front cover and spine over the new binding. Iin very good condition, as are the text pages and plates. 103 pages plus 104 full-page plates. SCI/071415. Very Good.
[Book #28464]
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Living in Garrett County Maryland Picture Portfolio Series Vol. 11 Revised Edition

Maryland State Department of Education, 1967. Paperback. 4to. Very good. Grey and white stiff paper wraps with a map of the county and green title to front wrap. Ring bound with plastic rings. Light edgewear to wrappers. Interior is clean and bright. For every set of pages, the left side is a photo and the right side is a vignette about the photo. Unpaginated. Maryland. MD/060915. Very Good.
[Book #28352]
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History of the Maryland Section American Society of Civil Engineers 1914-1950

Baltimore: Maryland Section American Society of Civil Engineers, 1950. Paperback. 8vo. Grey side stapled paper wrappers with dark blue title to front wrapper. Fading to front wrapper and edges of rear wrapper. Interior is clean and bright. 26 pages. MD/060415. Very Good.
[Book #28320]
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The Little People of the Snow

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Gilt and black decorative pattern to front cover. Wear to spine ends and corners of boards. Illustrated with designs by Alfred Fredericks. Full edges gilt. Clean. Bookplate to front endpage. A few of the tissue guards are loose. An attractive book. 40 pages. LIT/062615. Very Good.
[Book #28434]
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Assedio 1945 - 1949

Edizioni dello Zibaldone, 1951. Paperback. Number 72 of 100 in serie 11a with signature of the author in pencil. Very good in grey paper wrappers with red title to front cover. Browning to spine and edges of covers. No title to spine, but there is a number "2" in printed in red. Minor browning to margins of interior pages, else clean and bright. Pages are unopened. 62 pages. ITA/062615. Very Good.
[Book #28430]
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The Charter of Maryland 1632, 1965, 1983

Annapolis: Maryland Hall of Records, Department of General Services, 1983. Paperback. Beige side stapled paper wrappers with black title and illustration to front wrapper. Previous owner's name written in marker to front wrapper and embossed stamp to bottom corner of foreword page. Else is clean and bright. 9 pages. MD/060415. Near Fine.
[Book #28329]
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Assume the Position

Morgan Hill, CA: [Midnight Moon Press], 2013. Hardcover. Number 19 of 25 copies. An inciteful look at how we have been affected by airport (and other ) security measures In her artist's statement, Burrell writes: "Assume the Position was sparked by a trip to Denver. I walked into a full body scanner at airport security and was asked to stand with my feet apart and my arms held up. At that point I realized that we’ve become both victims and assumed criminals in choosing to travel by air. We are holding not only the position that a robber would demand, “put ‘em up,” but also the position of body searches commanded by the police, “put your hands above your head and spread ‘em.” To capture these feelings I photographed people with their hands up from behind and then used digital manipulation to alter the images to evoke the x-rays to which we are now subjected. Finally, I added text with sayings that a TSA agent, a police officer and a criminal might say to any of us." The book is an accordian fold with pop-up text along the top and bottom of the images. Printed with archival inkjet on Rives BFK. Bound in cream and black patterned paper with white paper title label on front. In fine condition. 4 x 7 inches. ARTISTSBOOK/072115. Fine.
[Book #28439]
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Birth / Control

Morgan Hill, CA: [Midnight Moon Press], 2014. Hardcover. Number 8 of 10 copies. This is another thought-provoking artists' book from Ginger Burrell, whose works often address important social and political issues. She writes in artist's statement: "Birth/Control explores the history and public debate surrounding what should be a private decision between a woman and her doctor. Birth/Control features eleven signatures, each with an original poem and layered imagery of quotes, birth control methods and the female reproductive system. between signatures are female silhouettes, not of the stereotypical sexualized form, but of real women, each as individual as the choices she makes." Found and altered imagery. Archival inkjet printing on Rives BFK and laser printing on Strathmore Laser Vellum. Eleven signatures with decorative sleeves. Button-hole stitched white paper binding with red exposed sewn signatures and attached silver heart. Housed in a white paper custom slipcase. In fine condition. 85 pages. ARTISTSBOOK/072215. Fine.
[Book #28440]
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Counter / Surveillance

Morgan Hill, CA: [Midnight Moon Press], 2015. Hardcover. 1 of 10 copies. Ginger Burrell is an innovative book artist who discovered that artists' books, through their endless form and flexibility, provide her with the medium she needs to explore topical subjects and issues. Her technology background further informs her work. "Counter/Surveillance explores the social and personal consequences of having cameras everywhere. Not only are we being recorded by our governments and businesses, but we are also constantly being photographed with camera phones – both with and without our knowledge. Our images are posted and transmitted with no regard to permission or privacy. In Counter/Surveillance the reader is being watched while he is watching someone – a reminder that our culture has become one of ubiquitous image capture and exchange" (artist's statement). Counter/Surveillance is a complex production that combines text and technology to address her subject. The book is a Coptic bound volume with original poetry and photographs, and an inset video screen with a film of an eye watching the reader. The poems are printed in binary form on the left and the converted text is on the right. Bound Coptic binding in black and cream patterned cloth, with the video screen on the left and the book opening on the right. Laser printed on Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover. Housed in a custom black cloth covered box along with a charger for the eye video. In fine condition. Book is 6 x 8 1/4 inches; Box is 8 x 11 1/2 inches. Fine.
[Book #28437]
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[Midnight Moon Press]. Hardcover. Number 1 of 5 copies. In this inventive and thoughtful production, book artist Ginger Burrell explores the nature of consciousness and imagination in our lives. She writes: "Phantasmagoria, or a shifting series of images, references the combination of our every day images into new and more interesting dream vignettes" In the book, she offers definitions of the words dream, vision, phantasm, nightmare, and more. These text pages are juxtaposed with Burrell's own black and white photographs and composite images. Attached to the book is an "inset video screen that plays a rotation of source images in sets of three - those collected by our brain as we go through our daily lives....the dreams, nightmares and phantasms created by our minds and played in our nighttime cinemas." The book, video player and its enclosure are custom bound in black cloth. Archival ink jet printed on Rives BFK paper using English 111 Presto font. Housed in a box with patterned black and cream paper covers along with a charger for the video. Instructions for the digital unit are included in the box. Book is 9 x 15 inches with attached video enclosure. Box is 10 x 18.5 inches. In fine condition. ARTISTSBOOK/072415. Fine.
[Book #28436]
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Public Privacy

Morgan Hill, CA: [Midnight Moon Press], 2015. Hardcover. Number 5 of 10 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. This work is a creative exploration of the meaning of privacy in our increasingly public lives. Burrell writes: "Public Privacy examines the tension between our need for privacy and the transparency of modern life. Just as our windows allow us to see out during the day, at night they become view screens to the passerby. Our devices allow us great personal freedom, but at what personal cost? Whether through open curtains or social media posting our permission to watch is implicit. In an age of Facebook, Instagram and Google Earth how is it that we have any expectation of privacy at all? Public Privacy highlights the way that we have made our lives more accessible by virtue of the devices, companies and services that surround us. Whether by the cameras on our tablets, game consoles and computers; by the GPS trackers in our phones and cars; or by the data gathering of our entertainment and shopping choices, our lives have become open books." This production comprises a pamphlet stitch book with 32 pages of phrases about privacy along with an accordion envelope structure with twelve photographic slides of private and not so private views. The brown paper covered book is presented with its own slide viewer in a divided box. Box is covered by black and white patterned cloth with metal hinges and button closure. Book is 2 x 2 x 1 inches. Box is 5 x 3 x 3 inches. In fine condition. ARTISTSBOOK/072115. Fine.
[Book #28438]
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Morgan Hill, CA: [Midnight Moon Press], 2015. Hardcover. Number 7 of 10 copies. Artist's Statement: "It is not hard to imagine, in a not-so-distant future, a time when all but a few physical books have been destroyed. Perhaps to make room for more people, perhaps because everything has been digitized, or perhaps because they are no longer valued. Reliquary represents the rarity of the last remaining paper copies. As with the fragments of the holy, the volume is too precious for anyone to hold in its entirety. Instead, small preserved pieces are parsed out to those most suitable to protect them, or those wealthy enough to acquire public treasure for private use. Each Reliquary features 5 different books, 50 titles in total. Books are library discards that are shredded and displayed in glass test tubes with a cork stopper, sealed with beeswax, and tied with tag titles cut from the original books. Each set of 5 test tubes is presented in a display case." The five books encapsulated for this copy are My Other Life by Paul Theroux, Risk by Dick Francis, Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. The display case is covered in maroon cloth, with metal corners and an elaborate metal ornament holding the title label. Case cover is held closed by a string and ribbon. Another inventive work by this book artist. In fine condition. 7 x 6 x 1 inch. ARTISTSBOOK/072115. Fine.
[Book #28435]
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Erewhon or Over the Range

Erewhon or Over the Range

London: Trubner & Co. 1872. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. FIRST BOOK. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. An excellent presentation copy, inscribed by Butler: "H.T. Gillson 1 Hans Court Temple from the Author" on the title page. Only a very few presentation copies of Erewhon are known, due to the book having been published anonymously. Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was an important writer and satirist perhaps best known for this book and for The Way of All Flesh. Erewhon was a satire on Victorian society and also revealed Butler's interest in Darwin's theory of evolution. The recipient, Henry Thomas Gillson (1837-1929) was one of Butler's close friends a his confidant when they attended St. John's College Cambridge, together. He later became a solicitor and occasional writer. His chambers in the Temple were near Butler's own in Clifford's Inn. Unlike Butler, Gillson was married and had a family. Bound in original brown cloth beveled boards with gilt title to spine and black title with decoration to front board. Slight wear to spine ends and corners but covers are exceptionally nice. Expertly rebacked. Some aging to pages but interior is otherwise very clean. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom morocco backed cloth box. Staining to lower edges of box boards otherwise very good. 246 pages. Near Fine.
[Book #28291]
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A Guide to the Sanctuaries of the Maruland Ornithological Society, Inc.

Baltimore: Maryland Ornithological Society, Inc. 1973. Paperback. M.O.S. Miscellaneous Publication No. 3, December 1973. Near fine in blue side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. 12 pages. MD/052615. Near Fine.
[Book #28286]
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Albumen Photograph of George Frederic Watts

[1864]. Titled "From Life" and Signed on Mount by Cameron. This is a rare circular version of a famous image of the Victorian painter by his close friend and most eminent of all Victorian photographers. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) is considered one of the most important female photographers and one of the great portraitists in the history of photography. She came late to photography, not starting until 1863 when she was 48 years old. Because of her close connections in Victorian England she was able to photgraph many of the luminaries of her time, often in costume. George Frederic Watts (1817-1904) was an important and popular English Victorian painter. He was part of a circle of bohemian friends that included Cameron. He was associated with Rossetti and the aesthetic movement, but his later work was more classical and symbolic. The beautiful photograph is 8.5 inches in diameter and is mounted on 11 x 12 inch stiff paper. There is some light foxing on the mount, not affecting the photograph or signature. Professional conserved and mounted. Image protected by tissue guard. Near fine. PHOTO/072915. Near Fine.
[Book #28476]
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Albumen Photograph with Title Philippa

1867. Titled, Signed, and Inscribed on the mount by Cameron. The title is "Philippa, " Signed and dated 1867, and inscribed "From Life Registered Photograph copyright." Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) is considered one of the most important female photographers and one of the great portraitists in the history of photography. She came late to photography, not starting until 1863 when she was 48 years old. Because of her close connections in Victorian England she was able to photgraph many of the luminaries of her time, often in costume. This lovely profile photograph of a woman unfortunately is a wreck - damaged and defective, with the top several inches of the photograph and mount torn away. This affects the top of the woman's head but the remainder of the photograph is intact. Despite its condition, this photograph is still of considerable interest as this is the onlh known example of the image to bear a title, "Philippa." Intact portion of image is 10.5 x 11 inches. Mounted on brown stiff paper with browning, evidence of glue on back, and a small water stain along bottom edge. PHOTO/072915. Poor.
[Book #28477]
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Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a Facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland": With Thirty-Seven Illustrations by the Author

London: Macmillan and Co. 1886. Lewis Carroll. Hardcover. First Edition. Author's Presentation Copy Inscribed "Mrs. Barclay from the author. Jan. 1887." Lucinda Cowan Barclay (1834-1896) was the wife of the Rev. Henry Alexander Barclay (1833-1888), Carroll's undergraduate classmate at Christ Church. The Barclays lived at 11 Sussex Square, Brighton and Carroll was a frequent visitor. He befriended their daughter Ethel and often took her to plays and pantomimes. Carroll spent the morning of January 7, 1887 at Macmillan's inscribing several dozen copies of Alice Under Ground, including this copy for Mrs. Barclay [from the Lewis Carroll Handbook, p. 194, by Williams, Madan et al]. In a postscript to the book, Carroll writes that the profits, if any of this book will be given to Children's Hospitals and Convalescent Homes for Sick Children. Bound in the original red cloth, with spine slightly worn and rubbed. Gilt title to spine and front cover. Otherwise very bright with a fine interior. Housed in a grey cloth slipcase. 96 pages plus two pages of advertisements. CHIL/072915. Near Fine.
[Book #28480]
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