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London: Spring Books, No date. Hardcover. Very good+ in red illustrated dust jacket iwth black title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright and filled with photographic illustrations. Text is in French, English, and German. Index, 222 pages. French Travel. FRETRA/022516. Very Good+ / Very Good.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1982. Hardcover. One of 650 copies but also a unique copy with a commissioned custom binding by Constance K. Wozny, a well known hand bookbinder whose studio is in Eastwood, Kentucky. She studied with several prominent hand bookbinders and is a member of the Guild of Bookworkers and the Hand Bookbinders of California. Signed and dated (2011) by her on colophon. Laid in is a holograph note in pencil: " Of all the bindings I did - this is one of my favorites thank you Connie." This beautiful binding is in full-grain Indian red goat leather, with titles stamped in black on front cover, and a wraparound flower pot design composed of decorative onlays in orange, yellow, and ochre calf. The leather covers wrap around and serve as the front and rear pastedowns. Red paper free front and rear endpapers. The top edges are speckled red and brown. Housed in an orange custom clamshell box designed by the binder with title and author blindstamped on spine. Book and box in fine condition. Juan Bautista Alvarado (1809 - 1882), a Californian, led a coup to seize Monterey and declared himself governor. He declared independence for California, but ultimately was persuaded to rejoin Mexico and served as Governor of Las Californias from 1837 - 1842. This book includes a biographical introduction to Alvarado's life; and a translation of his autobiography and his account of events in California prior to Don Luis Antonio Arguello's governorship. 38 pages plus three page bibliography. PRI/041619. Fine.
Oxford: for the International African Institute by Oxford University Press, 1974. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titl to spine. Underlining in red pen to a few pages. Else clean and bright. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Light wear to edges and spine ends fo dust jacket. IN BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH. Index, 426 pages. AFR/040611. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
[London] Hodder & Stoughton, New York, George H. Doran Company, 1911. Hardcover. First American edition. Bound in the original yellow cloth with gilt title to spine and front cover. Spine lightly darkened, a few spots of foxing to interior, short closed tear on first page, and light rubbing to boards, otherwise near fine. 210 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.
Baltimore: The John Work Garrett Library, 1949. Hardcover. 1 of 300 copies printed by The Anthoensen Press. This important bibliography of Maryland imprints up to and including 1700 was compiled by Elizabeth Baer, the Librarian of The John Work Garrett Library. It was based on a checklist compiled by John Work Garrett, who donated his book collections, including important Americana, to The Johns Hopkins University. There are 209 items described in the bibliography, and there are facsimiles of their title pages following the text. The bibliographic records are meticulous and detailed. Following the collation, there is a history of the book, references to other bibliographies, and the location of copies in libraries in the US and UK. Bound in dark blue cloth, with gilt design to cover and author and title to spine, with very light scuffing to covers. t.e.g. Interior pages clean and bright, with bookplate of John Riggs dated June 1949 affixed to front pastedown. In near fine condition. 219 pages plus 209 plates. BOB/073012. Near Fine.
London: Heinemann, 1972. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by Rupert Hart-Davis. Laid in is a letter from Rupert's son, Adam, to a family friend, Bound in blue cloth with gilt title to spine. In brown, orange, cream dust jacket with some nicks and small tears. Overall in very good condition. 125 pages. LIT/061112. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc and Aurora Art Publishers, 1986. Hardcover. Near fine in blue cloth boards with silver title to spine and front cover. Clean, bright interior with reproductions of 277 paintings. Rippling to bottom edges of last few pages, else fine. In red illustrated jacket with white title to spine and front panels. 336 pages. A large, heavy book that may require extra shipping. ART/122016. Near Fine / Fine.
[Toronto]: Biting Dog Press, 2005. Softcover. Number 64 of 65 copies. Signed and numbered by the printer and artist George Walker. A beautiful edition of one of Poe's most famous poems, illustrated with four striking black and white wood engravings by master engraver Walker. Ms. Hogan-Walker's introduction describes the mysterious circumstances of Poe's death and the contemporary critical and popular reception of this powerful poem. Printed with Garamond type on lovely St. Armand handmade paper. Bound in grey paper covers with title and crow image on front cover. Housed in a handmade hinged wooden box with paper title label and flying crow image on top and George Walker's signature on paper label on bottom of box. In fine condition. Book measures 6.5 x 10 inches; Box is 7.5 x 11 inches. Unpaginated [24 pages]. PRI/090619. Fine.
New York, Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, (1990). Hardcover. Very good in light blue leatherette backed boards with blue paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends. Minor musty smell to interior. Else is clean and bright. White illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 207 pages. LIT/112217. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: American Illustration Inc. / Harry N. Abrams, 1986. Hardcover. First edition. The definitive collection of the best work by nearly 200 American artists, created this past year for books, posters, magazines, newspapers, advertising and animation. Fine in yellow cloth boards with maroon title to spine. Clean interior with 290 illustrations of which 268 are in full color. Fine illustrated dust jacket with green marbled pattern and black title to spine. 295 pages. CHILD/102609. Fine in fine jacket.
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1865. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to boards. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Minor browning to title page as a result of the frontispiece. Tissue guard intact. Light foxing throughout. 278 pages. American History. AME/030211. Very Good.
Hamilton, NJ: Chimera Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Later printing. Black leatherette backed cream cloth paper covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations. Beige and black illustrated dust jacket with black title to fton panel and beige title to black spine. Index, 160. ART/102709. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Washington DC: National Geographic, 2002. Hardcover. First edition, first printing, June 2002. Presentation bookplate from the National Geographic Society to front endpage with signatures of Jimmy and Jason Carter dated July 10, 2002. Bound in red cloth spine with black paper covered boards and black title to spine. In white illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel and white title to spine. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 278 pages. AFR/042915. Fine / Fine.
Toronto: Cheshire Cat Press, 2017. Number 19 of 42 copies. Signed by the printers and the author of the introduction, who are ardent and well-known Carroll admirers. The Cheshire Cat Press was formed by book designer and printer George Walker in 1991. The press began when he and two colleagues produced new editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Edward Wakeling, who wrote the introduction, is an internationally known authority on Carroll. From the prospectus: "Here finally is a book collecting all the Alice associated images into one volume. In this book is the work of the other PUNCH illustrators who were influenced by John Tenniel’s pictures for Lewis Carroll’s Alice. Oh yes we include Tenniel too! Through the many decades that Punch existed (1841-2002), references to the Alice books have been a common feature. Now you can have them all in one volume. The images are printed by hand directly from polymer plates made by Boxcar Press, except Alice Reigns Supreme (page 27) which is printed photo-mechanically. The plates were created from high resolution scans made directly from the original PUNCH publications. Printed on 115 gsm Rives Lightweight Buff 100% rag paper using a Vandercook Sp15 letterpress." Bound in green cloth with gilt title to spine and gilt ruling and Punch figure to front cover. Punch figure repetitive design to endpapers. Housed in a green cloth slipcase. In fine condition. 10 x 13 inches. 57 pages. PRI/010819.
[New York]: Privately printed, 1941. Hardcover. One of 500 copies printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press.Bound in quarter black cloth with orange and brown marbled paper boars. Quarter black cloth with marbled paper boards. Paper label to spine with gitl title. T.e.g. Light wear to bottom edges, unevenly sunned, otherwise very good. With Alshul's compliments slip laid in. 196 pages. BOB/103116. Very Good.
Austin: The Pemberton Press, 1978. Paperback. Original orange side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Fine. Not paginated. Design by Larry Smitherman. This copy distributed in commemoration of the Twentieth ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference, June 1979, San Antonio and Austin Texas (so indicated on laid-in printed slip). Fine.
London, Paris, New York, and Philadelphia: Raphael Tuck & Sons and David McKay Company, (1924). Hardcover. 4to. Light blue cloth covered board with gilt title to front board and to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. A few spots of soiling to exterior. Minor browning to spine and minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Inscription to previous owner to front free end page. Light foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright with full color illustrations throughout. 146 pages. LIT/080816. Very Good.
Barre, Massachusetts: Imprint Society, 1972. Hardcover. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 1,032 OF 1,950 SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. 4to. Black leather backed purple illustrated paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Few light scratches to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Pink and purple illustrated slip case. Minor fading to edge of slip case. 218 pages. Literature. LIT/012113. Near Fine.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1960). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good in very good mustard yellow and white price clipped dust jacket with black and white title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Tape to head of spine panel. Inscription to previous owner to front free end page. Text is clean and bright. Index, 293 pages. LIT/062716. Very Good / Very Good.