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.
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1990. Paperback. Very good in grey paper wrappers with maroon title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of wrappers and minor rubbing to wrappers. Creasing to rear wrapper. Clean interior. 143 pages. African Art. AFART/010517. Very Good.
Exeter: J and B Williams, 1827. Hardcover. Ninth American edition printed from the 18th English edition, translated from the Arabian MSS. Volume one only of a two volume set. Brown leather boards with gilt tilte to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards, spine ends, and hinges. Occasional spots of foxing and occasional smudge marks to interior, but clean and bright overall. Previous owner signature to front endpaper. Short closed tear to front endpaper. Interior hinges are starting. A small book measuring 5 inches tall by 3 inches wide. 264 pages. LIT/032017. 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.
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.
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.
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.
New York: LIFE Books, 2013. Hardcover. Includes a removeable reprint of the original LIFE issue published after Kennedy's assasination. Small folio volume with filled with photographs documenting Kennedy's life and death, including all 486 frames of the Zapruder film in print for the first time. With pictoril paper covers with black and silver spine. A magnetic flap folds over the text block and attaches to the front cover. Torn remnants of glassine to rear but otherwise very good. 192 pages. PRES/041916. Very Good.
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.
Open Studios Press, 2009. Paperback. A mid-atlantic competition for painters - many are from Maryland and DC. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Clean and bright filled with color photographic illustrations of modern art. Includes name, contact info, picture, resume, samples of work, and artist statements for person represented. 172 pages. ART/011017. Fine.
Philadelphia: M. Carey, Jan. 9, 1815. Hardcover. This edition was published just two months after the first. Carey describes it as amplified, methodised and improved over the first edition. The book appeared during a "convulsed period of history" as an effort to create unity between the two American parties against the British during the War of 1812. Bound in orginal paper boards, badly browned and faded, with spine missing. Front and rear boards loose but holding. Some signatures are cracked but the text block is holding firm. Pages are browned and foxed throughout but legible and readable. Dampstaining to rear end pages. A decent copy of this important historical work. 336 pages. AMHIST/033010. Very Good.
[New Bern NC]: . A fascinating handwritten pocket diary kept contemporaneously by Union Army Lieutenant Lowell Nichols from January to April 1865 while stationed in New Bern, NC. Someone wrote in pencil on the free front endpaper "Diary of Lieutenant Lowell Nichols husband of Aunt Mary Nichols. Lieutenant Nichols was literate and wrote well. His diary covered the period when Richmond fell, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and General Robert E. Lee surrendered. He at first recorded the routine and somewhat tedious days of drilling, marching, and target shooting after he arrived. But those days soon ended as his troop was sent to scout for and skirmish with Confederate soldiers ("Rebs"), and the war became very real. The diary starts when he is deployed to New Bern to serve under a Captain Greely. Nichols is pleased with his station, writing that he "strolled about town to see the pretty girls and found lots of them. Should like to garrison the place for the rest of my term of service." He turned age 29 a few days after he arrived and commented that his late mother would have liked to have seen him set some resolutions. He thinks it better not to set them and then inevitably break them. While in camp he served as the Officer of the Day frequently, leading the marches and drills. But then he writes of marching towards the enemy, of skirmish lines, and enemy fire. On March 19th he records "Heavy firing of artillery heard in the direction of Goldsboro, perhaps Sherman is fighting there." A couple of days later he writes they expect to meet Sherman. On April 7 he writes""Hurrah! Huray!! Huroor!!! Richmond has fallen news just arrived everybody wild with joy Bully for old U S Grant & Abe Bully for everybody 2500 prisoners & 500 pieces of artillery captured, Richmond & Petersburgh in our possession, Lee skedaddling westward & Grant pursuing...him...& his army...to Hell the final home of all traitors..." On April 16: "The terrible news of the murder of President Lincoln has just been sent officially over the wires to General Harland & the headquarters. Flag is mournfully floating at half mast in respect to the illustrious dead, the tidings have fallen on the army with sudden & terrible effect we had not dreamed that such a calamity could befall us & we cannot realize that it is so..."He writes on April 19 "Sessation [sic] of Hostilities and Peace soon to be proclaimed from the Potomac to the Rio Grande." After he learns that the president's assassin is John Wilkes Booth, the actor, he writes of the "Son of a Bitch"...can perform once more on the stage with a rope around his neck." Nichols recorded his words in both pen and pencil. Some of the pencil entries are very light and not easy to read. In addition to the diary there are a about six pages recording purchases made for food and other supplies for the soldiers. Laid in is an authentic Bank note from the Bank of Tennessee for ten cents, dated Nashville December 1st 1861. Diary is bound in soft black leather with a flap that slides through a strip of leather to close it. Leather is worn and the flap is torn. Interior pages are very good except for a tear on the top right corner of the diary's title page. Diary included prefatory material on astronomy, postage rates, a calendar with moon phases, and taxes and stamp duties. 3 x 6 inches. About 138 handwritten pages. CIVWAR/100317. Near Fine.
[Baltimore]: . Softcover. Scarce. A softcover tribute to Bishop Newman's fifty years in the priesthood. There are letters of congratulation followed by a detailed biography of the Bishop's life. With photographs and ads with congratulatory messages throughout. In glossy paper boards with a photograph of the Bishop on the cover. In near fine condition. 66 pages. BAL/070816. Near Fine.
Boston: Stained Glass Association of America, 1935 - 1963. Paperback. 36 issues from 1935 - 1963. Issues include: Volume XXX, No. I (Spring-Summer 1935), Volume XLIII, No. IV (Winter 1948), Volume XLIV. Nos. II, III, and IV (Summer 1949, Autumn 1949, and Winter 1949-1950), Volume XLIV; Volume XLV, Nos. II and IV (Summer 1950 and Winter 1950-1951); Volume XLVI, Nos. 1,3, and 4 (Spring 1951, Autumn 1951, and Winter 1951 - 1952); Volume XLVII, Nos 1,2, and 3 (Spring, Summer, and Autumn 1952); Volume XLVIII, Nos 3 and 4 (Summer 1953 and Winter 1953-4); Volume XLIX, Nos. 1,3, and 4 (Spring 1954 and Autumn - Winter 1954); Volume L, Nos. 1,2, and 4 (Spring 1955, Summer 1955, and Winter 1955 - 1956); Volume LI, Nos. 3 and 4 (Autumn 1956 and Winter 1956- 1957); Volume LII, Nos. 1,2, and 4 (Spring 1957, Summer 1957, and Winter 1957-1958); Volume LIII, Nos. 1,3, and 4 (Spring 1958, Autumn 1958, and Winter 1958 - 1959); Volume LV, Nos. 1,2,3, and 4 (Spring 1960 - Winter 1960 - 1961); Volume LVI, No. 1 (Spring 1961); Volume LVII, Nos. 3 and 4 (Autumn 1962 and Winter 1962 - 1963); LVIII, No. 1 (Spring 1963). Each issue is side-stapled in paper wrappers with title to front cover. Each wrapper is a different color. Occasional smudge marks, spots of soiling, light browning, and spots of foxing. Clean overall. Text block in 1935 issue is detached from covers and there is an ownership stamp to the front cover along with ownership signature in pen. Page numbers vary from 30 to 70 pages per issue. PER/031617. Very Good.
Three pocket datebooks. From Friend to Friend Kalendar for 2005, an annual Christmas item from Frederick Stokes, with quotes about friendship for each month. Bound in chipped and stained red velvet with silk tie missing. 1926 calendar sent out by E.J. Rooksby & Co Engine Repairs, Philadelphia, PA. in black pebbled cloth. Includes "new" postal rates, principal U.S. cities, brief business laws, and "useful information." 1928 calendar sent by Strong Manufacturing Co., Winsted, Conn in red pebbled cloth. Includes presidents of the U.S., automobile tire record, radio receiving record, weights and measures, business laws,and how to prevent fires. Very good. EPHEM/093015. Very Good.
Pasadena: California Insitute of Technology, 1971. Catalog for exhibition held at the Baxter Art Gallery. Nicely produced with tipped in color plates and b&w text photographs. In black paper wrappers with pictorial front cover. Very good condition. 8 x 11.5 inches. Unpaginated. [about 50 pages] African Art. ART/010417.