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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Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1928. Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth boards with color illustrated pastedown to front board. Faded gilt title to spine and black title to front board. Light rubbing to illustration on front board, and small chip to edge. Interior is clean with illustrations. Binding is a little loose, though hinges are not cracked. 342 pp. CHILD/042305. Very Good.
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.
New Canaan, Connecticut: Milstan Enterprises, No date. Paperback. SCARCE. 8vo. White illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor foxing to exterior and edge of text block. Pencil check marks and writing to pages 55-56. Does not effect text. Else is clean and bright with several illustrations throughout. 112 Pages. LATAM/071618. Very Good.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Hardcover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. Lovely art noveau style floral decoration to spine and boards. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Title and decoration to front board are in brown. Minor rubbing to gilt on spine. Minor fading to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners. Clean, bright interior with tight binding. 331 pages. LIT/022007. Near Fine.
London: Chappell & Co., 1893. Paperback. This is a very scarce item with an interesting history. J.M. Barrie (1860-1937) and Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) met early in their writing careers when they both wrote for the magazine The Idler. They were both Scottish and passionate about cricket, and they became great friends. Their odd collaboration in writing this operetta came about because Barrie had agreed to write the libretto. He became ill, however, perhaps suffering a nervous breakdown, and his friend Doyle came to his rescue by collaborating with him on the work. Despite their efforts, the operetta was a failure, which apparently bothered them very little. In the original printed wrappers. This is a very nice copy of this uncommon work, particularly in this condition. It is a variant issue of this unusual collaboration. Housed in slipcase with the bookplates of Lord Esher and Clark Hunter. LIT/100709. Very Good.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1889. Hardcover. Very good in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor edgewear and rubbing to exterior. Pencil marks on title page. Two spots of browning to half-title page that look like they were left by tape. A few spots of foxing and browning to margins throughout though text remains clean and bright. Overall a nice copy. 217 pages. Literature. LIT/7182. Very Good.
New York: Engel-van Wiseman, 1935. Hardcover. 12mo. Color illustrated paper covered boards depicting Hepburn in a scene from the film. White title to brown spine. Minor edgewear to exterior and minor browning to pages. Else is clean and bright. Black and white photographic illustrations throughout text, also with scenes from the film. 155 pages. Literature. LIT2/4122. Very Good.
Paris and London: The Berlitz School, 1916. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine panel and edges of boards. Minor wear to hinges and edges of boards. Illustrated with some illustrations in full color. Occasional smudge marks to interior but clean overall. A few previous owner markings to endpapers. In addition to lessons, it includes readings, basic vocabulary, and six songs in French with musical scores. 112 pages. CHILD/062520. Very Good.
New York: Alexander V. Blake, 1841. Hardcover. The first half of the book is Mathew's memoir and the second half contains "The Evil Effects of Drunkenness Physiologically Explained" by P.H. Morris, M.D., Surgeon. Irish Catholic priest, Father Theobald Mathew (1790 - 1856), established the Cork Total Abstinence Society in 1838 and later travelled to America to promote temperance. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title "Father Mathew" to spine. Chipping to spine ends and minor wear to edges and corners of boards. Minor spots of foxing throughout. Dampstain to top edge of corners of all pages, does not effect text. 216 pages. IRE/082516. Very Good.
New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1931. Hardcover. "The story narrated in the following pages is not a story of merely extraordinary and exceptional episodes in the history of the Sisters of Mercy, but rather it gives a glimpse into the normal, the usual, in teh life of these devoted women" (introduction). Ex-library with call number sticker to spine and pocket to rear endpaper. Bound in the original dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Frontispiece and several illustrations. Clean. Chipping and tears to edges of some pages (where they were opened poorly). Split to front after first free endpaper. 281 pages. REL/070820. Very Good.
Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald Co, 1891. Hardcover. Ex-library with stamp to front endpage. In original brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards, spine ends, and corners. Minor soiling to boards. A few chips, creases, and tears to edges of endpages. Light dampstaining to edges of some pages. Hinges appear to have been restored. A good reading copy. 528 page. REL/051514. Very Good Minus.
Paris: Chez Bechet Aine, 1822. Hardcover. Very good in modern green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Laid paper interior with occasional spots of foxing. Previous owner's bookplate inside cover. Ownership stamp and signature also to front pastedown. Minor wear to edges and hinges of boards. Tight binding, in French. 511 pages. French History. FRH/3113. Very Good.