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Bibiliotheque Edouard Kann Livres Rares ou Documentares: Precieuses Reliures aux Armes,Manuscrits et Coffrets Anciens, Memoires de Saint-simon annotes par Stendhal

Paris: Georges Andrieux, [1930]. Hardcover. Sale catalogue with several black and white plates, mainly of bindings. Rebound in three quarter black leather with patterned paper covers. In very good condition. 377 lots and 136 pages. BOB/051215. Very Good.
[Book #28235]
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Bibliographica

London: Kegan Paul, [1897]. Hardcover. Part XII only of this illustrious albeit shortlived publication on all aspects of books and their history. This issue includes: On a Manuscript of the 'Biblia Pauperum"; Late Jacobite Tracts; The Isham Books; The Illustrations in French Books of Hours 1486-1500by A.W. Pollard; and a general index for Volumes I, II, and III. Original softcover issue bound in three quarter black leather with decorated paper covers. In very good condition. Laid in is the first page of a typed letter on Celluloid Company stationery dated March 1897 to Pollard regarding a book of hours owned by the sender. Pages 385-511. BOB/051215. Very Good.
[Book #28234]
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Catalogue XIII Mediaeval Latin Literature; Catalogue XIV Rare and Valuable Books

London: E.P. Goldschmidt & Co. [c. 1920s]. Hardcover. Scarce scholarly catalogues issued by renowned London bookseller E.P. Goldschmidt. Catalogue XIII has 522 lots in three sections: Boethius to Petrarch, 500-1350; Petrarch to Erasmus, 1350-1550; General Works on Mediaeval Literature and Reference Books. Catalogue XIV has 727 lots and includes sections on early printed books, medicine and anatomy, mathematics and early science, and remarkable bindings. There is also a bibliography and subject index. This catalogue also includes numerous illustrations. Catalogues bound together in three quarter green cloth with patterned paper boards. In very good condition. Catalogue XIII: 112 pages; Catalogue XIV: 238 pages plus list of XV presses included and subject index. BOB/051215. Very Good.
[Book #28229]
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[Handbound blank book with handmade papers]

[Handbound blank book with handmade papers]

n.p. n.d. Hardcover. An anonymously made but beautiful blank book. Bound in handmade paper that incorporates flower petals and stems, with gold and white endpapers. Bound in a coptic style with a tassel and small gilt heart charm inside the front cover. Inside pages are a light tan with a small decorative figure printed on the first interior page. A lovely find for a gift or a handmadepaper collection. In fine condition. 5 x 7 x .5" PRI/032315. Fine.
[Book #28099]
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Le Bibliophile Francais: Gazette Illustree des Amateurs de Livres, d'Estampes et de Haute Curiosite Volumes I-IV

Paris: Librairie Bachelin-DeFlorenne, 1868-1869. Hardcover. Four volumes of the seven total of this important French bibliophilic publication that appeared from 1867-1873. The volumes are impressive collections of articles and illustrations of important figures, subjects such as bindings and heraldry, and much more. There are numerous illustrations throughout each volume, most in black and white but occasionally in color. Bound in quarter brown leather with raised bands to spine with green leather title and volume number labels in compartments. Bumping and some chipping. Marbled paper boards with some light scrapes and bumping. Volume I has some dampstains, some intermittent brown spots on a few pages. Volume III has tape repair to bottom corner of front board. "Cercles Malesherbes" on title page and a few other random pages. Bookplates of previous owners on front endpapers. Very good condition. Volume I: 416 pages; Volume II; 396 pages; Volume III: 384 pages; Volume IV: 384 pages. BOB/043015. Very Good.
[Book #28219]
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6.
My Infancy [Handwritten Baby Record Book]

My Infancy [Handwritten Baby Record Book]

[Baltimore]: [1930s0. A charming memory book for Mary Elizabeth Dietrich, a member of the prominent Dietrich family of Baltimore. Mary was born on December 26, 1932 at Union Memorial Hospital. Her mother, Elizabeth Tubman Dietrich, documented her early years in detail in the book, including height, weight, developmental milestones, report cards from Roland Park Country School, confirmation and communion mememtos, Christmas gifts, and much more. There are also two photos of baby Mary at 9.5 weeks and a lock of her hair. The book provides a unique picture of a beloved child growing up in the early 20th century. Pages are loose and the fabric covers of the book are lightly soiled but otherwise very good. HAND/031913. Very Good.
[Book #28086]
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Printed Announcement for the Independent Theatre, London

London: 1897. A printed one page announcement for and solicitation by the Independent Theatre, sent by its directors Charles Charrington and Dorothy Leighton. Charrington was an actor and director who is best remembered today for introducting Henrik Ibsen to the English stage. This announcement offers tickets for the theatre's performances of Ibsen's "Ghosts." The Independent Theatre Society was a short lived venture (1891-1897) that produced modern realist plays, primarily by European playwrights. Printed on 4.5 x 7 inch folded sheet. Very good condition. DRA/052115. Very Good.
[Book #28267]
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8.

The Book-Hunter at Home

London: Philip Allan & Co, 1922. Hardcover. Very good in beige cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Illustrated with four plates. Foxing to spine, bumping to corners, and browning to margins of pages. 275 pages. BOB/042915. Very Good.
[Book #28209]
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9.

Theophanes the Greek

Moscow: (Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo), 1984. Hardcover. Text is primarily in Russian with summary and illustration titles in English. Very good in tan cloth boards with grey title to spine and front cover. Minor damp stain to edges of both boards. Interior remains clean and bright. In brown illustrated dust jacket with white title (in Russian only) to spine panel. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a small closed tear and light dampstaining / soiling. 207 pages. Size: large quarto. ART/031115. Very Good / Very Good.
[Book #28061]
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10.
Twistum Tales

Twistum Tales

New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1929. Hardcover. First Edition. A charming collection of children's stories about animals and toys. Fine in blue cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Full color illustration pasted down to front cover with very light rubbing. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. A few small smudge marks to interior but overall very clean with many full color illustrations. Closed tear to top edge of one illustration. 96 pages. CHILD/031115. Near Fine.
[Book #28065]
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La Planète Mars étude basée sur les résultats obtenus avec la grande lunette de L'observatoire de meudon et exposé analytique de l'ensemble des travaux exécutés sur cet astre depuis 1659. [The Planet Mars]

La Planète Mars étude basée sur les résultats obtenus avec la grande lunette de L'observatoire de meudon et exposé analytique de l'ensemble des travaux exécutés sur cet astre depuis 1659. [The Planet Mars]

Paris: Librairie Scientifique Hermann et Cie, 1930. Hardcover. IN FRENCH. First edition. Scarce. An important work on the study of Mars by Greek astronomer Eugène Michel Antoniadi (1870 - 1944). Title translates to: "The Planet Mars: study based on the results obtained with the large telescope and observatory of Meudon. The analytical account of all the work done on this star since 1659." In later blue cloth binding with gilt title to spine and original paper wrappers bound in. Minor browning to spine, bumping to corners, and minor wear to edges of boards. Slight browning to margins of pages and small pencil notation to front endpage, else clean and bright. Illustrated. 239 pages plus ten plates. SCI/042715. Very Good.
[Book #28188]
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12.
The Story of a Marriage

The Story of a Marriage

London: J.M. Dent and Co. 1895. J.A. Symington. Hardcover. Scarce. A nice association copy, inscribed by the author: "Trix Fleming from her affectionate L. B. November 1900." Louisa Baldwin was one of the four MacDonald sisters, all of whom married notable men. Louisa married industrialist Alfred Baldwin and was the mother of prime minister Stanley Baldwin; Alice, the mother of Rudyard Kipling and Alice "Trix" MacDonald Kipling, married the sculptor Lockwood Kipling; Agnes married artist Edward Poynter; and Georgiana married Edward Burne-Jones. The recipient of this book "Trix" Kipling, later Fleming, was Rudyard's sister and Louisa's niece. This is one of many titles of fiction and poetry written by Louisa, many published with Mrs. Alfred Baldwin as the author. Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine. Bumped, rubbed, light stains, and slightly cocked. Interior pages are very good with typical offsetting to free endpapers. With six illustrations by J. A. Symington. Very good condition despite binding flaws. 317 pages. LIT/033115. Very Good.
[Book #28126]
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Les Contes Drolatiques. Colligez ez Abbayes de Touraine et mis en lumière par le Sieur de Balzac pour l'esbattement des Pantagruélistes et non aultres. 2 tomes [Comical Tales]

Paris: Les Editions G. Crès et Cie, 1926. Hardcover. Limited edition. 1 of 550 copies. Includes erotic color illustrations by Joseph Hémard. Bound in dark brown three quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt titles to spines. Rubbing to hinges of both volumes and minor wear to edges of boards. Original paper wrappers are bound in. Interiors are clean overall with minor browning to margins of pages. Many pages remain unopened. IN FRENCH. 286 pages in Volume I; 282 pages in Volume II FRE/051215. Very Good.
[Book #28112]
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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. ? of ? copies. 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 cloth with paper patterned boards and title label to spine. In fine condition. PRI/062014. Fine.
[Book #28221]
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Maryland Today: The State, The People, The Government

New York: Oxford Book Company, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth boards with blue title to spine and front board. Blue illustration of bay bridge to front board. Ex library with call number on spine. Interior is very clean. Tight binding. Index, 188 pages. MD/031115. Very Good.
[Book #28058]
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A Bibliography of the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Accomac, VA: Eastern Shore Public Library, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. Staple bound blue paper wrappers with black title to spine. Minor edgewear. Interior is clean and bright. Unpaginated. A union catalog of local history sourcees currently held by the Drummontown Branch, Association for the Preservations of Virginia Antiquities, the Eastern Shore Community College, The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, and the Eastern Shore Public Library. VA/051815. Very Good.
[Book #28255]
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Weavers

Weavers

Upland CA: Blackbird Press, 2005. Number 78 of 80 copies. Signed by poet, artist, and book artists. This is a collection of ekphrastic poems that were written by Maurya Simon to interpret and meditate on paintings done by her mother, Baila Goldenthal. Goldenthal created a series of enigmatic paintings called the Weavers Series (1989-1994) for which she used the 'old Master' technique of oil glazing over tempera on wood panels. The Gothic and Romanesque shapes of some of the panels, the use of shallow space, the stylization of the figures, are references to art history. In this book, small reproductions of the paintings are tipped in with Simon's evocative poems on the facing pages. Printed with handset Optima and Times New Roman type on Zerkall Book paper. Bound with Tyvek strips with handmade white Japanese Kyosei-shi covers. Housed in an acrylic slipcase. In fine condition. 8 x 10". Unpaginated. PRI/031315.
[Book #28075]
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Beauty

Beauty

Upland CA: Blackbird Press, 2007 [Distributed in 2010]. Hardcover. Number 40 of 100 copies. Signed by the poet, the book artist, and the illustrator. Writes Gillingwators, "When I first read B. H. Fairchild’s poetry collection The Art of the Lathe, I knew I wanted to publish the opening poem “Beauty” as a letterpress limited edition book. The poem has book characteristics–narrative structure and four, chapter-like divisions–and its visceral, lyrical appeal motivated me." Fairchild's poetry has been widely published and he has been the recipient of numerous awards. The Art of the Lathe was described in the LA Times as "a contemporary classic...finely crafted and perfectly pitched." The book artist continues: "I knew from the initial reading that my book edition would have metal covers, reminiscent of the corrugated-metal buildings that often house machine shops [where the poem takes place]. The making of the book took three years as the book artist and illlustrator learned how to make the tiny metal hinges for the book and how to age the thin aluminum used for the book covers. Each step required research, test trials, and practice. Printed with Centaur and Arrighi monotype on Zerkall Book paper, with linocuts by Alquitela. Housed in a grey clamshell box with title and author in red to spine. In fine condition. 7 x 11". Unpaginated. [11 pages] PRI/031715. Fine.
[Book #28076]
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Questions My Daughters Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Them

Questions My Daughters Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Them

Upland CA: Blackbird Press, 2014. Hardcover. Number 27 of 75 copies. Signed by the poet and book artists. Maurya Simon is a California-based poet and teacher who has been published in more than sixty literary magazines and journals and in several bound collections. Her work has been described as combining the natural world with spirituality and metaphysics. Gillingwators originally published this beautiful poem as a broadside but found it continuing to resonate with her a decade later and decided to publish it as a book. She says that choosing the paper, structure, and typeface was easy, but illustrating the poem was more challenging. She decided to use abstract, non-referential dots to keep attention on the text. Printed in Optima type on Crane's Lettra paper, which was folded and glued into an accordion structure. In red cloth binding. A lovely book from the Blackbird Press, founded in 1982. Their books are found in several library collections. In fine condition. 5 x 7". Unpaginated. PRI/031315. Fine.
[Book #28074]
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A Cruising Guide to the Chesapeake Including the Passages from Long Island Sound Along the New Jersey Coast and Inland Waterway

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1951. Hardcover. Second printing. Very good in good orange, grey and white illustrated and price clipped dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes chipping edges, general fading and browning, minor soiling and a few closed tears to the edges. Head of spine has been reinforced with tape on the inside. Dust jacket now in protective plastic sleeve. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations. Index, 235 pages. Maryland. MD/031115. Very Good / Good.
[Book #28063]
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A Cruising Guide to the Chesapeake Including the Passages from Long Island Sound Along the New Jersey Coast and Inland Waterway

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, (1962). Hardcover. Revised edition. Very good in very good Orange, grey and white illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and faded spine panels. Minor wear to dust jacket includes rubbing, foxing to edges, light browning and fading to spine, and one small closed tear to top edge of rear panel. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations. Index, 237 pages. Maryland. MD/081412. Very Good / Very Good.
[Book #28064]
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22.

In the Bleak Midwinter

Riverdale CA: Bo Press, 2014. Hardcover. Limted Edition miniature book. Signed by book artist. In 1872 Scribner's Magazine asked the English Poet Christina Rossetti for a Christmas poem, and she gave them this. It was published posthumously in Rossetti's 'Poetic Works' in 1904. It became a Christmas carol when Gustav Holst set the poem to an old hymn tune in 1906. Other musical settings have been written, most notably that of Harold Edwin Darke in 1909. In this charming Christmas book, Holst's golden notes run through the pages, hidden by the winter storm.At the end of the song, the sun breaks through in glory. The book is bound in white Strathmore laid paper, and has a dust jacket with the final image used in the book. In fine condition. 1 5/16 x 2 inches. 36 pages with one continuous illustration. PRI/040715. Fine / Fine.
[Book #28135]
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23.

Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater

Baltimore: Bodine & Associates, (1954). Second Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Very good+ in Very good price clipped black illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes minor chipping and creasing to edges and minor rubbing. Dust jacket is now in protective plastic sleeve. Wonderful photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 144 pages. MD/041315. Very Good+ / Very Good.
[Book #28139]
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The Face of Maryland

Baltimore: Bodine and Associates, (1961). Hard Cover. 4to. Very good+ in very good- illustrated black and yellow dust jacket with white title to front panel and yellow title to black spine panel. Wear to dust jacket includes creasing, chipping and several open tears to edges and rubbing to hinges. Interior is clean and bright with over 260 lovely black and white illustrations. Index 160 pages. MD/060911. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ.
[Book #28138]
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The Face of Maryland

Baltimore: Bodine and Associates, (1961). First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to. Very good in illustrated cloth covered boards with white title to front and spine panels. Interior is clean and bright with over 260 lovely black and white illustrations. Index 160 pages. MD/041315. Very Good.
[Book #28140]
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