Baltimore: Excudebant Joannes Murphy et Socii, 1886. Hardcover. Scarce. Very good in original black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and embossed emblems to boards. A few small chips to book cloth in rear hinge and rear board. A few interior splits to binding, but all pages remain bound. In Latin. 77 pages. REL/083017. Very Good.
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Paris: Pairault et Cie, 1896. A charming and uncommon miniature book from this Parisian publisher. Bound in bright blue stiff paper covers with title in gilt to front cover and spine. Gilt is faded, spine is chipped, and pages browned but still very good. In French. Measures 1 1/4 x 1 x 7/8 inches. 60 pages. MINIATURE/120318. Very Good.
New York: George H. Colton, 1849. Hardcover. Includes articles on the Algonquins, American ethnology, California, Domenican Republic, England, French Revolution, Gold hunting in California in the 16th century, middle-asiatic theology (hinduism), national finance, Ohio legislature, origion of the two parties, and much more. Bound in three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine with raised bands. Rubbing and wear to boards, corners, spine, and edges. Minor foxing to interior. Marbled endpapers. Includes two engravings. 650 pages. PER/061418. Very Good.
San Antonio: 1949. Hardcover. Scarce. An illustrated record of the foundation and growth of parishes, missions, and religious institutions in the San Antonio archdiocese, published to celebrate its diamond jubilee. It was the first published history of the Archdiocese since 1897. There are almost 200 separate articles from 150 contributors in loosely chronological order. With an alphabetical index of the contents at the beginning of the book. Bound in maroon patterned cloth with title to spine and front cover. Corners are bumped and there is a gash to a spine. Black and white illustrations throughout. With gift note in red ink to ffep. Very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches. 304 pages. REL/011317. Very Good.
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1972. Paperback. Beige paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Dampstained on cover and first few pages. Minor browning to margins and chipping to edges of wrappers and some pages. A good reading copy of this Italian history periodical. pages 387 - 586. ITA/041219. Good.
Morris, . Hardcover. Scarce. A calendar produced by various firms in New Jersey, to be given to customers for free. Filled with advertisements including plumbers, carriage manufacturers, house painters, shoes, book store, musical instruments, hand-made harnesses, furniture, taxidermist, carpenters, tailors, wallpaperers, etc. Also includes a calendar for 1888, numberous full page prints, and a chart for determining days of the week for 160 additional years. Bound in red cloth boards with gilt title to front cover. Gift inscription dated 1990 in pen to first page. Large split to front hinge. Textblock remains attached, but is loose. Two small dampstains to rear endpaper and one small stain to front cover / spine. Size: quarto. [18 pages.] ART/113016. Very Good.
Museum of Modern Art, 1968. Paperback. An exhibition catalog organized by the Museum of Modern Art and presented by the Tate Gallery in April of 1969. Bound in thin black paper wrappers with white title to spine. Red, blue, and white title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of covers and minor rubbing to panels. Clean, bright interior with many black and white illustrations. 60 pages. ART/122016. Very Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1848. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes 36 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Landseer, Wilkie, Callcott, Poole, Eastlake, Westmacott, Thornycroft, and more. Articles on artists, architecture, decorative arts, reviews, and more. The Art Union became The Art Journal in 1849, after it was purchased by publisher George Virtue. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to verso of title page and fore-edge. Black leather spine and corners over grey cloth covered boards with gilt title (The Art Journal) to spine. Minor wear to corners, edges, spine ends, and hinges. Rubbing to covers with a few spots of soiling. Rear hinge is split and nearly detached. Crack to leather on spine. Some spots of foxing to plates, but most other pages remain clean. Size: quarto. 370 pages. ART/032619. Very Good.
Brussels: Pierre Berge & Associes, 2008. Softcover. Auction catalog for a 299 lot sale of African and Oceanic art objects, masks, and sculptures. In black wrappers with pictorial covers. Very good with a few ink notations by potential buyer. Without prices realized. In French. 142 pages. African Art. ART/010517. Very Good.
Paris: Musee de l'Homme, 1967. Paperback. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Clean and bright with many black and white photographic illustrations. Text in French. Mostly african art with some art from the Americas. 158 pages. ART/021419. Very Good.
Baltimore: Baltimore City Department of Planning, circa 1985. Paperback. Oversized. "This book was developed to provide you with the background information on how the harbor grew from its earliest days, issues which affect specific areas and communities, the complex operations of the Port and the variety of options which must be considered for future growth" (introductory letter from the Mayor of Baltimore, Donald Schaefer). Grey paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Minor soiling to covers and a few creases to edges of covers. Clean interior with many black and white illustrations. 113 pages. BALT/072418. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Burns and Sieg, 1859. Hardcover. Full navy velvet boards with gold metal label "Prayer" to front cover. Gold metal edgeing to sides of both covers and functional clasp. Heavy wear and rubbing to velvet along hinges. A previous owner has repaired (amateurely) the hinges of and spine ends by hand-sewing the velvet along them. Minor wear / rust / oxidizing to metail edges. Rear board is splitting along hinge, but remains attached. Clean interior with previous ownership name in pencil to front. A cute, obviously cherished book, despite noted wear. Size: about 4.5 x 3 inches. 332 pages in Common Prayer / 114 pages in Psalms. REL/031819. Good.
New York: Bible and Common Prayer-Book Society by Messrs. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1868. Softcover. Full flexible leather boards with gilt title to spine and embosed decoration to covers. Chipping to spine ends and to small loss to leather on bottom rear corner. Wear to corners and edges. A few pages are dog-eared. Pencil owernship inscription to front endpaper dated Christmas 1876. Full gilt edges. Minor uniform browning to interior, but text remains bright. Size: about 3 x 5 inches. 580 pages. REL/030819. Very Good.
London: Good Needlework, circa 1950. Hardcover. Includes ideas for making duchess-sets, tea cloths, cushion covers, bags, table mats, and lingerie with easy lessons in upholstery and clear instructions for embroidery stitches. Very good in yellow illustrated paper covered boards with blue cloth spine. Title in blue to front cover. Minor rubbing to boards and wear to corners and edges of boards. Lacks rear free endpaper. Browning to margins of pages. Illustrations and instructions on every page. Previous owner inscription to front endpaper "To Joyce, with best wishes, from Mavis." Size: Quarto. 160 pages. FASH/022118. Very Good.
Baltimore: King Brothers, 1968. Hardcover. First Printing. Limited to 2000 copies. Fine in dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front cover. Previous owner markings in red pen to front free endpaper, else clean and bright. A thick, heavy book. 1188 pages. MDREF/070716. Fine.
Pensacola FL: Office of the Chancellor, 2000. Softcover. Scarce. Comprehensive directory for this diocese of 18 northwest Florida counties. It provides the history of the diocese, an organizational chart, administration, and information on the parishes, priests, deacons, and more. Spiral bound cream paper soft cover with title and seal in green. Acquisition information written in ink otherwise very good. 187 pages. REL/07/08/16. Very Good.
Portland OR: Division Leap, n.d. Number 38 of 100 copies. An eclectic assemblage from Adam Davis's Division Leap Books. Ephemeral items such as postcards and a map, created by Davis and others, including Jinn BronwenLee, David Abel, Clea Davis, and Fredrik Averin are housed in a brown paper folder. Includes list of contributors and their items. Fine condition. EPHEM/121616. Fine.
[London]: 1886. The first page only of a letter to poet Austin Dobson on stationery with the address 1, Paternoster Square, probably sent by his publishers Kegan Paul, Trench, and Truber, who were located at that address. The write: "Dear Austin Dobson We have talked over the subjet of your visit yesterday, and are sorry to say that our objection remains very strong againt the having of any work published by us brought out in another shape by another publisher. A favour is asked either way: that we should allow Messr. Macmillan to issue one of our publications, or that Messrs. M. should on this occasion only allow a gentleman, who usually works for them, to...." Written pon front page of cream notepaper, 5.5 x 7.75 inches. Very bright and clean. AUTO/103116. Very Good.
Pan American World Airways, 1960. Hardcover. Oblong 8vo. "In this Jet Age, travel has become so much a part of life, so pleasant and easy to undertake, that trips no longer stand apart in memory. A written record of places visited, reactions felt, pleasures experienced, may in future help turn the pages of recollection. In the belief that this is true, Pan American is happy to present you with this Clipper Club Flight Log Book" (introduction). Light blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and minor soiling to boards. A blank log book with places for entering information about flights including the type of plane, from, to, arrival time, and additional pages for entering diary notes about trips. Facts about various countries are printed in the margins including climate, principal cities, airport, gastronomy, time, useful addresses (usually related to Pan Airways), and currency unit. Addtional lined pages are provided for listing the names of guests and their addresses. An index to the countries is included. 127 pages. AVI/011719. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1875. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Bound in maroon contemporary cloth with gilt titling to spine. Book plate of Kansas City Public Library plus stamp to fore-edge and blind stamps to chipped ffep and title page. Interior clean with wlight tears to final few pages. 864 pages. PER/061918. Very Good -.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1875. Hardcover. A compilation of articles and stories from this short-lived magazine, which was sold to "The Atlantic" in 1878, Bound in attractive three quarter black leather with gilt titling and ruling to spine and covers. Black pebbled cloth covers. Some chipping and bumping to leather. Interior clean. Very good condition. 864 pages. PER/062018. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1875. Hardcover. A compilation of articles and stories from this short-lived magazine, which was sold to "The Atlantic" in 1878, Disbound with covers of green marbled paper and remnants of black leather spine and corners. Spine missing. Modern handwritten paper label taped to spine. Chipping and small tear to edges of some pages. Tape to a few pages. Interior clean overall. A good reading copy. Ex-library. 864 pages. PER/062018. Good.
New York: Sheldon and Company, 1876. Hardcover. Includes articles on Lincoln, Battling the Sioux at Yellowstone (Custer), Art at the Centennial, Life among the Bedouins, Art in America, Clubs and Club Life, Gettysburg, King Cole and His Band, German Spas, and more. Ex-library from Peoria. Boards detached but present. Most of spine is gone. "Galaxy / 1876" remains in gilt on spine. Binding broken with some loose signatures. A good reading copy only. 868 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Modern cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior overall aside from library markings. Dampstaining to first few pages. Paper repair to corner of one rear page. 920 pages. PER/052119. Good.