State College, PA: The Carnation Press, 1969. Hardcover. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author. 8vo. Fine in a very good+, price-clipped white illustrated dust jacket with brown title to front and spine panels. Dust jacket slightly browned at spine, as well as minor edgewear. Author's inscription to title page. Else is clean and bright.163 pages. Drama. DRA1/02121. Fine / Very Good+.
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Frederick Fell Inc., 1946. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Very good in brick red cloth with gilt title to front baorda nd gilt and black title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Author's inscription to front free end page. Light browning to end pages. Pages yellowed. Illustrations throughout. 336 pages. Humor. HUM1/5250. Very Good.
Ibadan University Press and Nelson, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Signed and inscribed by previous owner, else interior is very clean. Dark blue illustrated dust jacket with orange title to spine. Heavy creasing, fading, and wear to jacket. Index, 555 pages. AFR/072806. Very Good in Good Plus dj.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1917. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to gilt on spine and minor bumping to spine ends. Presentation copy from editor to publisher. Inscription to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations. Tight binding. 206 pages. Drama. DRA1/6270. Very Good.
Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1977. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED on title-page: To Olivia Rodgers an old & dear friend John and also signed under his printed name. Fine blue coated cloth backed blue linen boards, gilt title to spine. Very good plus pictorial d.j. (one closed tear to rear flap, small amount of creasing, edgewear). Interior is very nice, bright and clean, though a few areas have some ink underlining. Contains 144 plates, many in color. 153 pp. + facsimile reproduction of the 1755 Chelsea sale catalog, an important source documents for students of English porcelain. Ceramics. CER/8223. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine and gilt and blind stamp to front board. Minor fading to spine and slight shelfwear to board edges. Interior is mostly clean and bright with only slight aging to endpapers. Inscribed by author on FFEP. 76pp. POE/051304. Very Good +.
Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1915. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. Limited to 500 numbered copies and SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 3/4 white cloth backed blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Charming illustration of a tree in gilt to front board. Minor browning to spine and to edges of boards. Minor browning to endpages, else interior is very clean. Tight binding. POE/102005. Very Good.
Silver Spring: Silver Spring Press, 1983. Hardcover. First edition. SIGNED by the author / artist. Each page features a flying event for a different pilot with an illustration and a few brief facts. A good introduction to aviation for a child and an interesting interpretation for an enthusiast. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few white spots to boards. Blue dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Includes several tipped-in illustrations. 205 pages. AVI/080508. Very Good in near fine jacket.
Chicago: The Carton Club, 1938. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. 1 of 250 copies. Red cloth covered boards with small gilt title to spine. Slight wear to spine ends and corners. Minor fading to spine and one small spot of discoloration to front board. Embossed design to front board. Inscribed by previous owner. Clean, tight interior. Includes illustrations. Minor browning as a result of the illustrations. 29 pp. BOB/030705. Very Good.
London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed: "To Linda Falconer from the Author." Wyke Bayliss (1835-1906) was a British painter and author who was affiliated with the Pre-Raphaelites and friendds with such figures as Millais, Leighton, and Burne-Jones. Bound in dark red cloth with title and author in gilt to spine. Discolorations and bumping to boards. Light water stains to first few pages and some creases and light marks to last few pages. Several b&w illustrations. Very good minus condition. 207 pages. ART/032313. Very Good -.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1984). Paperback. 8vo. Grey illustrated paper wrappers with yellow title to front wrapper and to spine. Small amount of writing in pen to edges of half title page and inside of rear wrapper. Marks in pen to margins of 3 pages. Else is clean and bright. Index, 400 pages. BALT/071316. Very Good.
Buffalo: State University of New York, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to edges. Library of congress surplus stamp to front free endpaper. Else is clean and bright. Author's signature to title page. Off-white dust jacket with red title to front panel and brown title to spine. Light rubbing, edgewear and slight fading to dust jacket. 395 pages. Books on Books. BOB609051. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Ilheus: Edicoes SBS Ltda: Ilheus - Bahia, 1970. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by the author, Arthur Brandao. Uncommon book on the history and people of Ilheus, one of the oldest cities in Brazil. Most of the book consists of black & white photographs and biographies of the people of the day in Ilheus. It includes everyone from government officials, journalists, members of prominent families, to even a beauty queen or two. There is an informality to the book that lends charm. The book is inscribed to Lincoln Gordon, a former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil by Brandao, one of the authors. Bound in white paper covered boards with green metallic titles to spine and front cover. Covers and head of spine have been bent and creased without affecting the interior, which is clean and tight. Short closed tear to top of rear hinge. In Portuguese. 352 pages. SOAM/080707. Very Good Minus.
Brussels: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, 1986. Paperback. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very good+ in oversize illustrated grey wraps with black title to spine and front panel. Spine faded to green. Clean interior. Illustrated throughout with large black and white and a few color plates. Books on Books. BOB/082008. Very Good+.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co, circa 1900. Hardcover. Scarce. Inscribed by the author "For the mother of Mary Matthews with best wishes of the Author - Alice Brooks / Written by the Great Great Aunt of Mary Matthews." on the front free endpaper. Alice Brooks was a Baltimore author who often wrote under the pseudonym "ALIX." A collection of advice for young mothers, most involving when and how to discipline kids - each with real life examples. The author notes that "most of the articles in this little volume have been published in Parish Visitor. The material, for many of them, has been gathered from the wise teachings of my mother, to whose memory I lovingly dedicate it." Bound with red cloth spine and corners over white cloth boards. Title in black to front cover with silver flower. Dampstaining and discoloration to covers and spine. Minor wear to corners and edges. Clean interior. 119 pages. LIT/041718. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Sun Book and Job Printing Office, 1927. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front free end page. Very good navy blue coated cloth & gilt boards. Minor soiling and wear to edges and corners of exterior. Interior is yellowed but clean (except for hand written page numbers on Table of Contents page) and text bright, only foxing is slight and to rear endpapers. Frontis. Textblock is tightly bound but overall binding a little loose. 292 pages. Maryland History. MD/6193. Very Good.