New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998. Hardcover. Inscribed by the two authors on the half title. A fascinating and sumptuous documenting the restoration of the White House by Jacqueline Kennedy and her advisors - the most extensive and significant to date. With rich anecdotes and many four-color and black and white photographs with individual chapters by room, including the private quarters (from dust jacket). Bound in brown cloth and in a white dust jacket with title to spine and cover and photo of Mrs. Kennedy to cover. Some sunning to top of cloth binding and slight crease to top of jacket otherwise near fine. Measures 9 x 11 inches. 260 pages including index. DECARTS/011219. Near Fine / Near Fine.
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Mentor, 1923. Paperback. White side-stapled paper wrappers with yellow title to front cover. Wear to edges of wrappers including a few pencil and pen markings. A price sticker has been removed from the front cover leaving a white area. Clean interior with several articles and many advertisements. Includes Six Immortals and How They Grew Into Books by Arthur Bartlett Maurice, A Child's Day: Its Moods, Activities, and Varied Occupations Pictured by Modern Artists, Strolling with Charles Dickens by Albert A. Hopkins, The Children's Crusade by Sherrill Schell, The Creator of the Kate Greenaway Child by E.M. Dole, and A Doll's House Built for the Czar of Russia by Vincent Starrett. 60 pages. PER/082416. Very Good.
Elliot Island MD: Dogwood Ridge Books, (2006). Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine in white and illustrated paper wrappers wiht dark blue and grey title to front wrapper and dark blue title to spine. Author's inscription to half title page. Else is pristine with black and white photographic illustrations throughout. 241 pages. MD/020619. Fine.
Paris: Didier et Cie, 1874. Hardcover. 8vo. Rebound in pink cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Fading to edges of boards and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends. Minor browning to edges of pages though text remains bright. Light foxing to margins of a few pages. pages are brittle. 435 pages. In French. FRELANG/110915. Very Good.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1874. Hardcover. First Edition. The rare first edition of a key work in British history. Includes a time line, genealogical tables, and five maps of which four are printed in color. John Richard Green (1837-1883) was an English clergyman who left the church and turned to history. This work assured his place as a major writer of history. The book was intended for a popular audience and was very successful, leading to subsequent expanded editions. Very good in original dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Bumping to corners, light rubbing to boards, and slight crease to rear board. This book has been expertly recased using all original materials. The interior has a few light spots of foxing throughout and spots of browning to the end pages. One inch stain from tape remnant on ffe. With the bookplate of Thomas Brooke. Housed in a fine brown cloth slipcase with leather and gilt title label to spine. Index, 847 pages. ENG/052110. Very Good.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972. Hardcover. 4to. Very good+ in a very good white illustrated dust jacket with black and brown title to front panel and gery title to spine pane. Minor wear to dust jacket includes chipping to top edge and rubbing. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 366 pages. Archaeology. ACH61212. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: Exposition Press, (1954). First Edition. Hardcover. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Grey cloth covered boards with blue title to spine. Light yellowing to interior. Slight musty smell. Inscription to front free end page. White and blue dust jacket with blue title to spine and white title to front panel. Minor foxing, edgewear, and browning to dust jacket. 94 pages. POE/021819. Very Good / Very Good.
Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey, Publishers' Hall, 1843-4. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains" by Edgar Allan Poe on pages 177-181. Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter red leather with navy blue and tan marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title and rules to spine. Rubbing, bubbling, and wear to paper on covers and edges of boards. Offsetting from leather to endpapers. Occasional spots of foxing throughout, but heaviest on early and late pages. Includes multiple engravings, fashion plates, embellishments, and musical scores. (Several plates are no longer present - mostly fashion plates.) Volume 27 is numbered 1 - 288 pages and Volume 28 is numbered 1 - 292 pages. PER/010417. Very Good.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, (1979). Hardcover. 2 VOLUMES, COMPLETE. Fine in red dust jackets with white titles to spines. Light wear to edges of jackets, else fine. Clean and bright. Illustrated. 148 pages, 965 pages. This is a heavy set and may require an additional shipping fee. Art. ART111201. Fine / Fine.
Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co, circa 1880. Folio. Includes 100 photogravures after famous paintings and numerous wood engravings. Includes work by: Hans Makart, Karl Anton Mucke, Ludwig Passini, Fritz Paulsen, Rubens, Gustave Wertheimer, Otto Weber, Alexander Wagner, and many more. Both volumes are bound in three quarter dark red leather over red pebbled cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and front covers. The covers of volume I are detached but present. Heavy wear to leather, corners, and edges of boards on both volumes. Clean interiors overall with minor foxing throughout (mostly to margins). Occasional smudge marks. Tears to multiple pages in bottom margins of second volume. Volume I is 98 pages plus plates. Volume II is 92 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized set and it may require an extra shipping fee.ART/012019.
London: George Allen, 1898. Hardcover. 4to. 93 of 300 copies. Black and white illustrations on each page by Anna Richards, wife of the celebrated American landscape painter, William T. Richards. Their daughter Anna Richards Brewster was also a painter. Religious sonnets printed in calligraphic style on fine woven paper. This volume has been rebound in full dark grey leather with five raised bands to spine with no lettering to it or front board. The interior is lovely save for some light offsetting to many pages caused by facing illustrations. 57 pages plus 3 page index of first lines. PRI/031308. Near Fine.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In tan dust jacket with black title to front panel and blank spine. Old price sticker to front flap of jacket. Offsetting from jacket to endpapers, else clean interior. Illustrated. Corrigenda laid in. 255 pages. BOB/111416. Fine / Near Fine.
London: Shapiro, Vallentine, and Co., 1937. Hardcover. First edition, third impression. Text in Hebrew and English. Size quarto. Red cloth spine with illustrated paper covered boards. Dampstaining to edges of front and rear covers. Blue crayon markings and a few other spots of soiling to front cover. Wear to corners and edges of boards and scuffing to covers. Includes four moveables; although, one is missing the moveable piece and the other three are well worn and loose. Closed tears to edges of some pages. Spots of soiling to some pages. Previous owner name in pink pencil to endpaper. 45 pages plus 10 musical scores with lyrics to rear. JUD/012717. Good.
Toronto and New York: The Ryerson Press / Coward-McCann, Inc., 1943. Hardcover. First edition. Author's first published collection of verse. Bound in red paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. Evidence of ink erasure on the front free endpaper, otherwise fine. In red dust jacket titled in black on the spine and front panel. The jacket is lightly rubbed and the spine is sunned. 42 pages. POE/101416. Near Fine / Very Good.
Philadelphia: Printed for William W. Woodward, 1810. Hardcover. 8vo. Mottled calf boards with gilt title to maroon leather title label pasted to spine. Amateur repair to hinges done with tape. Tape to interior and exterior which is holding boards in place, though they are a bit loose. Chipping and crack to exterior spine. Rubbing to boards and wear to edges. Foxing to endpages; lacks rear free end page. Minor browning throughout, but does not interfere with text. A good reading copy. 336 pages. Religion. REL/092707. Good Plus.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good + in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. iIllustration to front board and embossed decoration fo both front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners and light browning to spine. Gift inscription to original owner from her teacher on front free end page. Else is clean and bright. Illustrated frontispiece with intact tissue guard. 445 pages. LIT/041818. Very Good+.