New York: William W. Snowden, 1841-2. Hardcover. Includes twelve issues from May 1841 through April 1842. With over 13 steel engravings including fashion plates, a view of the capitol at Washington, and a view of Baltimore. Both volumes are bound together in three quarter dark brown leather over black cloth boards. Gilt title and decoration to spine. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Several chips to bookcloth on front cover. Interior is clean overall with occasional spots of foxing. The title page and table of contents for Volume 16 is bound in the front of the book, before Volume 15. The title page and table of contents for Volume 15 are not present. Volume 15 is 312 pages. Volume 16 is 326 pages. PER/010417. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Charles J. Peterson, 1868. Hardcover. Peterson's Magazine was a popular monthly periodical for women, conceived as a less expensive alternative to Godey's Lady's Book. Each issue included color and black and white fashion plates, patterns, recipes, poetry, stories, and occasionally music. All 12 issues for 1868 are bound here in three quarter black leather with brown leather covers. Chipping and bumping to leather spine and corners. Front hinge is split but text block is tight. Plates are somewhat soiled and a few show light damp stains but the color plates are still quite attractive and untorn. Good + condition. Volume 53: 472 pages plus table of contents; Volume 54: 481 pages + clock ad and contents. Good +.
Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company, n.d. Hardcover. Illustrations colored by hand after the original style. No date but likely early 20th century. An English version of the classic German picture book. The cheerful stories are actually grim poems describing the fate of some children due to their cruel, thoughtless, rude, and other forms of bad behavior. Bound in red cloth with gilt titling and dark red designs to front cover. Covers are bumped, chipped, faded, and bowed. Interior pages clean and bright. Very good minus. Unpaginated. CHILD/021918. Very Good -.
(Baltimore): Allen C. Abend, 2015. Hardcover. Includes chapters on Baltimore as an art center, opportunities for women to study fine arts (both abroad and in Baltimore), exhibition opportunities for women artists (nationally and locally), biographies of sixteen Baltimore artists, and more. The artists covered include: Alice Worthington Ball, Camilia Whitehurst, Mary A. Kremelberg (Gibson), Josephine Granger Cochrane, Maude Drein (Bryant), Ruth A. Anderson (Temple), Mary de Ford Keller, Dora Louise Murdoch, Margaret Moffett Law, Florence MacKubin, Lilian Giffen, Rosalie Lorraine Gill, Gabrielle DeVeaux Clements, Louisa Wright Neilson (Ford), Mary Worthington Crummer, and M. Louisa Steuart. Oblong, bound in black cloth boards. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine panel. Pristine with numerous color illustrations. 123 pages. BALT/122016. New / New.
London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co. circa 1900. Hardcover. In full color illustrated paper covered boards with dark blue / green cloth spine. Title in red to front board. Decorated endpapers. Wear to edges of boards and minor rubbing to covers. Clean, bright interior with color illustrations on every page. Slight splay to binding. Includes laid in publisher's slip advertising "Johnny Crow's New Garden." A charming book in very good condition. 56 pages. CHILD/012518. Very Good.
Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Company, (1957). Paperback. 12mo. Very good in peach and white paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Remnants of price sticker to top corner of front wrapper. Minor fading to spine. Minor browning to interior. Text is bright. Index, 190 pages. Greek History. GRE/012518. Very Good.
Paris: Chez Jean de Bonnot, 1971. Hardcover. 3 Volumes. Text in Italian. All volumes are bound in full brown leather boards with elaborate gilt decoration to spines and covers. Clean and bright with many black and white line drawings. A beautiful set. Each volume has about 320 pages plus plates. LIT/020618. Very Good.
New York: E. P. Dutton and Co. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Small 4to. Very good in Very good- blue illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket has been neatly laminated. two open tears to front panel as well as minor chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. 107 pages. ENGMON/011518. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Munich: Prestel, (1998). Hardcover. 4to. White paper covered boards with red title to spine. Light rubbing to edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright and filled with beautiful black and white photographic illustrations. White illustrated dust jacket with black and red title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing and soiling to dust jacket. 103 pages. PHOTO/020818. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Novel about the life of Robert Burns Very good in very good illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket as well as minor soiling to rear panel and minor browning and creasing to spine panel. Crack to rear interior hinge though binding remains tight. Else is clean and bright. 671 pages. POET/010418. Very Good / Very Good.
Sussex and New Jersey: The Harvester Press and Barnes & Noble Books, (1985). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in grey paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior. Fine light blue dust jacket with white and black title to front and spine panels. Index, 228 pages. ENGHIS/010418. Fine / Fine.
Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, (2017). Pat Sweet describes herself as creating illuminated miniature books of curiosity, humor, and delight. She creates both miniature (under 3 inches) and macro-miniature (under 1 inch) books. She also makes miniature pocket globes, astronomical instruments, orreries, tellurions, and occasional oddities. Pat describes this press as: "An imposing standing book press made of oak and basswood, with antique brass accents. Every dollhouse library needs a book press, and this one is worthy of a castle. The screw has four hefty brass handles, and is topped by a terrestrial globe made by me. The "floating" bottom shelf holds a removable bookshelf containing five blank books in a variety of bindings, any or all of which can be placed in the book press. And yes, the press really works!" Size: 7 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches. Platen is 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches with 2 inches of daylight. ARTB/013018. Fine.
Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2010. Hardcover. This is a short story by Prue Batten, an Australian award winning writer of fantasy and historical fiction. Pat Sweet, the book artist writes of Prue: "The Gisborne and Eirie novels are a wonderful source of design inspiration, and their author has generously allowed the Bo Press to produce miniatures based on the world they describe. Prue and I also collaborate on other projects." This story is set in Prue's fantasy world of Eirie and involves love at first sight, betrayal, beautiful costumes, tall dark strangers, and magic." Pat Sweet published this book in three editions, the deluxe, the trade, and this, the fine binding edition. It is bound in a specially printed blush-pink striped paper overlaid with a half binding of antique black lace, with a tiny gold mask on the spine. With six illustrations. In fine condition. Measures 2.25 x 1.50 inches. Unpaginated. [46 pages] ARTISTSBOOK/021518. Fine.
Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 20102016. Hardcover. Signed by the book artist. This is a story by Prue Batten, an Australian award winning writer of fantasy and historical fiction. In this lovely story-within-a-story by Batten, a medieval troubadour tells his master's young son a legend of Occitan: A queen suspected of sorcery and shape-changing and how she was vindicated. The story is loosely based on the legend of Pedauque that has been part of the Occitan legend for centuries. The tale has ten illustrations with historiated initials drawn from medieval manuscripts. Pat writes that this is the sixth book that she and Prue have published together, and she has marked the event with an illustration opposite the title page with a Latin motto including both our names. The beautiful binding is an embroidered fabric of gold, turquoise, and dark blue, with a twisted ribbon spine that echoes the illustrations inside. In fine condition. Measures 2.75 x 2.25 inches. 45 pages. ARTISTSBOOK/021518. Fine.
Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2017. Pat Sweet describes herself as creating illuminated miniature books of curiosity, humor, and delight. She creates both miniature (under 3 inches) and macro-miniature (under 1 inch) books. She also makes miniature pocket globes, astronomical instruments, orreries, tellurions, and occasional oddities. She writes: "What with fantasy novels and table-top and role playing games, amateur cartography is more popular now than it's ever been in history. Novelists in particular have often delighted their readers with endpaper maps. I've collected thirteen such maps, rolled them up, and put them in a pretty wood and leather case. The maps are: Treasure Island - Robert Lewis Stevenson ; Barsetshire - Anthony Trollope ; Gulliver's Maps - Jonathan Swift ; The Land of Kadigan - Pat Sweet; Ocean-Chart - Lewis Carroll; Poictesme - James Branch Cabell ; Utopia - Sir Thomas More; The Pilgrim's Progress - Sir Thomas More ; Mercury - E. R. Eddison; Fairyland - Bernard Sleigh. The chest is made of varnished (but unstained) mahogany with triangular brass decorations on the sides The chest has inserts of dark blue kid leather taken from an antique glove. I've used the three points on the glove to add some textural interest to the inserts. There is a pull out shelf that reveals a hidden compartment in the bottom of the chest." 2 x 3 x 1.5 inches. In fine condition. ARTB/012418.
Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2017. Pat Sweet describes herself as creating illuminated miniature books of curiosity, humor, and delight. She creates both miniature (under 3 inches) and macro-miniature (under 1 inch) books. She also makes miniature pocket globes, astronomical instruments, orreries, tellurions, and occasional oddities. This is a charming little trunk holding the personal library of a lady explorer. The trunk is of varnished but unstained cherry wood with cream kid hinges and handles with polished brass closures and feet. The contents of the trunk include: a roll of maps; a secretaire containing letters, telegrams, a journal ,a book of field notes, and a copy of the P&O Steamer Co. timetables. There is a copy of "Aglaia"magazine, the "Journal Of The Healthy And Artistic Dress Union, " and histories and biographies of several notable women explorers, including Gertrude Bell's The Desert and the Town, Edith Durham's High Albania, Iand sabella Bird's Among the Tibetans. The books and magazine are blank inside. In fine condition. ARTB/012418.
Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2015. Pat Sweet describes herself as creating illuminated miniature books of curiosity, humor, and delight. She creates both miniature (under 3 inches) and macro-miniature (under 1 inch) books. She also makes miniature pocket globes, astronomical instruments, orreries, tellurions, and occasional oddities. This book is from a small open edition signed by the book artist. According to Pat Sweet: "The list makes heartbreaking reading, and I'm not sure which I resent more: the loss of books through active human malevolence, or through stupid human thoughtlessness. Each has its place here, along with forgetfulness, carelessness, accident, embarrassment, and spite. Lord Byron's memoirs being ceremonially burned in John Murray's office fireplace, Sylvia Plath's Double Exposure, which may or may not be in the Ted Hughes archives, frozen until 2022., Clisson et Eugenie, Napoleon's novella, scattered across Europe, and the massive Yongle Encyclopedia, victim of budget cuts. And all the lost books of the Greece, Rome, Timbuktu, the Bible . . ." The book is printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, and bound in the same Mohawk paper (a different shade) and in mottled brown Indian pinto lokta paper. Includes 28 illustrations. 78 pages. Size: 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 inches. ARTB/012418.