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.
New York: Frederick G. Melcher, 1958. Softcover. One of 1200 copies made by Meredin Gravure for students and lovers of the literature of children. The original book was printed in Boston in 1746 by B. Gray. From the colophon: "This facsimile of the once immensely popular story book in rhyme has been photographed from the only known complete copy now in the Library of the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts." The original author stated on the title page that the book is a pleasant and profitable companion for children and was composed on purpose for their use. The text describing the life of Jesus is in verse, with woodcut illustrations interposed. Bound in cream paper wrappers with gold star ornaments. In fine condition. 3 x 4 inches. Unpaginated [48 pages]. PRI/112817. Fine.
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.
[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.
Sutton Mandeville, England: Perdix Press, 1978. Softcover. One of 100 copies printed. Seventy were for the fourth exchange of the Society of Private Printers and thirty for private circulation. A charming small collection of 16 verses that were taken from the Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book of 1955, compiled by the nursery rhyme scholars Iona and Peter Opie. The pages are sewn into light cream wrappers with the title and decoration in blue on front cover. Hand set in 10 point Bembo and printed on a Columbian press by Walter Pattridge. In fine condition. 2.5 x 4.5 inches. Unpaginated. PRI/112717. Fine.
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.