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.
New York: Library of America, 1993. Hardcover. First Printing. "Embracing over 1,000 poems by nearly 150 poets." Blue cloth boards with black and gilt titles to spines. Clean and bright. In black dust jackets with white titles to spines and front panels. Light rubbing to jackets. Housed in a black glossy paper covered slipcase with white title to front panel. Light rubbing to panels. 1099 pages in volume I; 1050 pages in volume II. Poetry Anthology. POE/050918. Fine / Fine.
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.
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.
circa 1865. Hardcover. This album contains approximately forty photographs including five tin types. None of the photographs is labeled; however, many of the photographers (with logos printed on the backs of the photos) are from Trenton, New Jersey. Some photos have an initialed two cent stamp adhered to the back. The presence of these stamps dates the photos to the Civil War period as there was a tax on photographs during that time and the stamps were used to indicate that the tax had been paid. This tax was repealed on photographs in 1866. A two cent stamp indicates that less than 25 cents was the original price for the photo. The subjects include men, women, children, and one baby. Bound in full leather with two working brass clasps and gilt title "Album" to the spine. Raised decorative motif to covers and spine. White milk glass nubs affixed to all four corners of both boards. One of these pieces is broken with only half remaining. There is a one inch split to the leather along both hinges. Spots of foxing to margins of pages and some photos. Minor dampstaining to bottom edges and/or corners of many pages. Full edges gilt with decorative endpapers. An attractive album despite the noted condition issues. [50 pages.] PHOTO/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.
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.
New York: William W. Snowden, 1841-2. Hardcover. Includes twelve issues from May 1841 through April 1842. With over 13 steel engravings including fashion plates, a view of the capitol at Washington, and a view of Baltimore. Both volumes are bound together in three quarter dark brown leather over black cloth boards. Gilt title and decoration to spine. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Several chips to bookcloth on front cover. Interior is clean overall with occasional spots of foxing. The title page and table of contents for Volume 16 is bound in the front of the book, before Volume 15. The title page and table of contents for Volume 15 are not present. Volume 15 is 312 pages. Volume 16 is 326 pages. PER/010417. Very Good.
Norwood, NJ: [c. 1950s-60s]. Softcover. The wine list from the Moby Dick restaurant in Norwood, NJ. Not dated, but from the prices per bottle, $3.50-$8.50, it was several decades ago. Bound in black and gold leatherette with illustration of a whale attacking whaling boats on the front cover. List is three pages. Very good condition. EPHEM/113017. 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.
Philadelphia: Charles J. Peterson, 1868. Hardcover. Peterson's Magazine was a popular monthly periodical for women, conceived as a less expensive alternative to Godey's Lady's Book. Each issue included color and black and white fashion plates, patterns, recipes, poetry, stories, and occasionally music. All 12 issues for 1868 are bound here in three quarter black leather with brown leather covers. Chipping and bumping to leather spine and corners. Front hinge is split but text block is tight. Plates are somewhat soiled and a few show light damp stains but the color plates are still quite attractive and untorn. Good + condition. Volume 53: 472 pages plus table of contents; Volume 54: 481 pages + clock ad and contents. Good +.
[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.
Baltimore: 1950. Hard Cover. 8vo. A history of small church located in Monkton, Maryland. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor rubbing to edges of boards and hinges as well as minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's book plate to front free end page. Light browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. 113 pages. MD/052218. Very Good.