San Francisco: American Trust Company, 1954. Paperback. First Edition. SIGNED BY ADAMS and dated May 25th 1980, Carmel on the dedication page. This book was commissioned by the American Trust Company on its one hundredth anniversary. Includes sixty photographs by Ansel Adams printed on high gloss paper. In soft covers bound with clear plastic spiral comb which has broken in several places but continues to hold the pages together. There are a few scuff marks to the covers and minor wear to the edges. This copy is ex-library from the Carmel Valley Manor with an unobtrusive stamp on the dedication page. This is the only library marking. Unpaginated. PHOTO/052611. Very Good.
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Verlag Karl Robert Langewiesche, n.d., circa 19. Paperback. Very good in brown paper wrappers with black title to spine and white title to front cover. Illustrated with 48 black and white photographic pictures. Mit 48 Bilder. Foxing to interior. Minor wear to edges of wrappers. 48 pages. German. GER21142. Very Good.
Glasgow: John Mensies & Co. for the Tobermory Town Council, No date. Paperback. SCARCE. 16mo. No date, circa 1930s. Illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with blue title to front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with beautiful black and white illustrations. Rear wrapper is a fold out map. Ads at front and rear. 40 pages. SCOT/033018. Very Good+.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1961). Hardcover. Folio. Very good+ in grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with 34 color plates and 43 black and white illustrations. Illustrated white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Light yellowing and edgewear to dust jacket. ART/061517. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
Tokyo: Kodansha, (circa 1980). "Pictorial record of all about Japan's unique puppet theater ... (with pictures by) the one camera artist devoted to the theater for years long enough to know minds and emotions of these 'living' puppet individuals" (English insert). Includes over 700 plates with 19 in color. Also includes an 8 page laid-in English language introduction by Dr. Roy Andrew Miller. Bound in grey cloth boards with gilt title in Japanese to spine and black title (also in Japanese) to front cover. Clean and bright with many tipped-in photographs. Text in Japanese ONLY (with small English language insert). Laid in print of faces. Housed in a black paper covered box with illustration of a lady to front panel. Bottom panel of box is detached along one edge. Wear and rubbing to edges, corners, and panels of box. Size: Quarto. 263 pages.
San Francisco: Cameron and Company, (1980). Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Near fine in very good white illustrated dust jacket with gilt title to front panel and black title to spine. Minor rubbing and one small closed tear to rear panel of dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright and filled with full color photographic illustrations. 159 pages. ENGHIS/030712. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
Toulouse: Jane Bourguignon Editeur, No date. Paperback. Large 8vo. Grey and white illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and black title to white spine. Minor rubbing and edgewear to wrappers. Minor bumping to bottom right edge. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Preface in French but illustration description are in French and English. Unpaginated. FRETRA/042116. Very Good.
Paris: DS/Technal, (1981). Hardcover. Oblong 8vo. Dark blue paper covered boards with white title to front board and to spine. Minor fading to edges of boards. Crack to front and rear hinges. Text block is slightly loose. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and to white spine panel. Minor creasing to edges of dust jacket. Four small closed tears have been repaired with tape. TEXT IN FRENCH. 134 pages. FRETRA/040816. Very Good / Very Good.
Baltimore: Middleton Press, Inc, 1996. Hardcover. Bookplate from Preakness '98 with the author's signature. The bookplate with signature was sponsored by PHH Vehicle Management Services. Fine in blue cloth boards with silver title to spine and front board. Filled with full color photographic illustrations of wildlife, landscapes, and outdoor activities. Near fine illustrated jacket with black spine panel and white title to spine. Minor creasing to rear panel of jacket, else fine. Quarto. Index, 224 pages. MD/081610. Fine / Near Fine.
Baltimore: Middleton Press, Inc, 1996. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Folio. Dark blue cloth covered baords with silver title to front and spine panels. Inscription to back of front free end page. Else is clean and bright with full color photographic illustrations on every page. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and to black spine panel. Index, 224 pages. MD/032012. Fine / Fine.
Annapolis: Portfolio Press, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. 4to. Near fine in very good price clipped illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine. Minor bumping to edges. Fleming's signature to half title page. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 143 pages. MD/040615. Near Fine / Very Good.
Penland School of Crafts, 2017. Hardcover. Number 12 of 16 copies. Signed by the artist. An exploration of women's domestic roles in the late 19th century through the language of Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House" juxtaposed with pastel renderings of domestic objects. The text oscillates between a husband's dialogue to his wife and her inner dialogue, including: "Has my little spendthrift been wasting money again? ... They all think that I am incapable of anything really serious - that I have gone through nothing in this world of cares.... My little songbird must never do that again. A songbird must have a clean beak to chirp with - no false notes! ...." Grey cloth boards with silhouette of a vessel to front board. Text and images are letterpress printed on cotton and Japanese papers. Size: 7 x 5 inches. ARTB/090320. Fine.
Creative Education Inc., (1985). Hardcover. Near fine in beige cloth boards with brown title to spine. Clean and bright filled with full oclor illustrations. Previous owners signature to front flyleaf. Near fine price-clipped jacket with light rubbing to panels, else fine. Unpaginated. CHILD/101309. Fine in Near fine jacket.
San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco / HarperCollins, (1993). Hardcover. SIGNED BY ARTIST. First edition. "This feast for the senses unites the stunning images of artist Thomas McKnight with the provocative musings of writer Annie Gottlieb to offer a dazzling armchair expedition, a shortcut to paradise, a journey into the soul" (jacket). Fine in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Pristine interior filled with full color reproductions of McKnight's artwork. Very good illustrated jacket with blue spine panel and gold title to spine. Light wear to edges of jacket and a few small blue pen marks to rear panel of jacket. 248 pages. ART/102109. Fine in very good jacket.
Switzerland: Harlin Quist, 1977. Hardcover. Four Horses in a Box or Little Box of Horse Laughs. Includes four miniature books written in French each with a different illustrator. All books are in fine condition in fine dust jackets. Housed in a black paper covered box with title pastedown on front panel. Minor wear to edges of box. Unpaginated [about 16 pages each]. FRE/082310. Fine.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1887. Hardcover. Includes work by: Victor Berstrom, W.B. Closson, Timothy Cole, John P. Davis, Frank French, T. Johnson, F.S. King, Elbridge Kingsley, G. Kruell, R.A. Muller, C.A. Powell, S.G. Putnam, John Tinkey, F.H. Wellington, and Henry Wolf. Features 25 full page wood-engravings. An elephant folio bound in black cloth over dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front cover and spine. Ex-library with call numbers to spine and pocket to rear endpaper. Previous owner bookplate to front pastedown. Library repair to spine (modern black cloth pasted down over original cloth) and interior hinges (white hinge tape reinforcement). Dampstaining to front cover and to edges of rear cover. Heavy wear to corners of boards and mnior wear to edges. Minor browning to margins of most pages, but clean interior overall. Unpaginated. ART/090220. Very Good.
Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1996. Hardcover. A story about possibilities featuring a young boy that finds stories and life in random objects, people, and places. He even finds inspiration from a coal scuttle. Tom Miller is a nationally acclaimed African American from Baltimore and is best known for his painted furniture, sculptures, prints, and paintings. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front cover. In yellow illustrated jacket with red title to spine panel. Light wear to edges of jacket, else fine. Bright, colorful interior with illustrations on every page. Unpaginated. CHILD/111920. Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Folio. Very good+ in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with 36 color plates and 10 drawings. Illustrated white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor yellowing and edgewear to dust jacket. ART/061517. Very Good+ / Very Good+.