Paris: Librairie Tross, 1863. Hardcover. This is a later edition of this book which was originally published in 1545. Explorer Jacques Cartier made three voyages to Canada the first in 1534. This volume in French recounts his voyages, makes corrections and additions to the original book, and provides other notes about their encounters. Bound in three quarter leather with marbled brown paper boards. Leather is scuffed along spine and corners rubbed. Marbled endpapers. The recto of the ffep has a stamp that is partly rubbed out. Interior is in very good condition. Measures 5 x 8 inches. 69 pages. TRAV/122820. Very Good.
Refine search resultsSkip to search results
Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, 1870 - 1880. Chromolithograph print of 4 pigeons. Browning to margins, else clean and bright. Foxing to margins. Large chipping / open tear to right margin of print; illustration not affected. Inch long closed tear to margin that extends to bottom corner of image. Size of print: about 8.25 x 10.75 inches. Fine.
Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1776. Hardcover. Rare. Contains three parts: duties of military officers, duties of soldiers, and rules and practices of the greatest Generals. Ownership notation from Captain Cherry dated January, 26, 1778, Camp Valley Forge as well as Joseph McMurraid Jr., dated 1814 on second free endpaper. A third ownership signature appears on top of the title page, but is crossed out and difficult to read. This book about war was bought and read by a Captain fighting in the American Revolutionary War, while stationed at Valley Forge over the winter of 1777 / 78 in which over 1,000 soldiers died of starvation and disease. Bound in full dark brown leather with single embossed "W" to spine along with five raised bands. Leather spine ends have chipped off; however, the original hand sewn endbands are still intact. Rear hinge is cracked but the board remains firmly attached with all cords intact. Cracking and small loss to leather to rear board. Minor rubbing and discoloration to boards. Front free endpaper is present but detached. Browning, ownership markings, and occasional spots of soiling to interior. Possibly ex-library with numbers to title page and removed paper from rear pastedown. 264 pages. American Revolution. AMER/011221. Very Good.
Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1989. Hardcover. Number 10 of 50 special edition copies from the first edition. Signed and numbered by the author and bound in deluxe binding by Kennys of Galway. Signature of author on both limitation page and top of title page. Clarke (1889 - 1931), an Irish illustrator and stained glass artist, was heavily influenced by the Art Noveau and Art Deco movements. His bold, haunting illustrations reflect the styles of Beardsley and Dulac. This book, a documentation of Clarke's work, is beautifully bound in half dark green leather over yellow and green marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Slight rubbing to spine and edges of boards. Clean, bright interior filled with Harry Clarke's illustrations. Includes multiple color plates featuring 90 images of his work, with much of his stained glass work featured. 190 black and white images of his work are also included. 301 pages. BOB/011521. Fine.
San Diego: Anne Covell, 2017. Number 9 of 20 standard copies. There were also five deluxe and two artist copies of this beautifully conceived and executed work. Anne Covell is a book artist and hand papermaker living in San Diego, CA. . She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett, and has taught for numerous professional organizations including the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Penland School of Crafts, and the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy, among others. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be seen in a growing list of private collections, special collections libraries, and museums worldwide.In her colophon Anne writes: "I first became interested in the Japanese beetle in 2012 during a particularly hot and dry summer in Iowa City. Perhaps it was a result of the season or of my having moved to a new home ripe with some of the beetle's most preferred foods, but I became overwhelmed by its pervasive, relentless assault on my garden. AS the summer wore on, I began finding leaf remains gathering at the bases of trees...as if it were fall. Their presence was out of place; out of season. But when I began to look more closely, what struck me was the beauty of form that the beetle had inadvertently left behind. Starved of oxygen and drained of color, these leaf skeletons would soon crumble and return to the earth. But, for a moment they existed between realms and reflected a loss that spoke to the complexity of the natural world." The book contains 12 folios of 100% Japanese Gampi hand-dyed with persimmon tannin and treated with konnyaku to mimic the sound and texture of withering foliage. The illustrations of leaves, berries, and twigs were letterpress printed from drawings by Anne. Housed in a stiff brown paper handmade envelope. Measures 4.5 x 10 inches. Fine condition. ARTISTSB/010421. Fine.
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co, 1897. Hardcover. Beautifully bound in the original navy blue publisher's bindings with gilt titles to spines and elaborate gilt decoration to both spines and front covers. Rubbing, a few chips, and wear to bookcloth on spine ends, edges, and corners. Small marking and possible dampstain to top corner of front board of volume two. Top edge gilt and ribbon bookmark bound in. Bookplate of Charles Edward Hyman to front pastedowns of both volumes. Illustrated with numerous photogravures (from photographs), all with captioned tissue guards. Small spot of soiling to margin of one plate, not affecting the image. The tissue guard for this plate has a mark from the same spot and a short closed tear. Very clean and bright aside from this marking. An attractive set. Volume I: 253 pages; Volume II: 226 pages plus fold-out map of Morocco to rear. TRA/011521. Very Good.
London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1930. Hardcover. A lovely edition of De Quincey's famous The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, first published in 1821. De Quincey (1785-1859) is known as an English essayist and translator. His publication of these essays established his literary career. Sonia Woolf was an English artist and illustrator who is well known for her impressionistic and sometimes erotic black and white illustrations for this book. Rebound in attractive three quarter maroon leather with six spine compartments with title, author and decorations. Marbled paper boards with a few chips and scratches. Interior pages clean and bright, and illustrations are protected by tissue guards with the text being illustrated. Very good condition. Measures 6 x 9.5 inches. 304 pages. LIT/123120. Very Good.
Hartford, CT: A.D. Worthington and Company, 1882. Hardcover. A popular account of 19th century Native American social life, religion, habits, traits, customs, exploits, etc "with thrilling adventures and experience on the great plains and in the mountains of our wide frontier." Colonel Richard Irving Dodge (1827-1895) had a long and successful career in the U.S. Army, including serving as Aide-de-Camp to General Sherman. Bound in brown publishers cloth with gilt titling and decorations to spine and front cover. Binding has tears, bumping, and rubbing and also a small gouge on boom of rear cover. Front hinge loose and title page and frontis engraving of Dodge loose. The interior pages show light aging but are very good. With 17 wood engravings and six handsome chromolithographs depicting tools, clothing, weapons, artifacts etc. Very good. Measures 6 x 9 x 2 inches. 650 pages. Very Good.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, [circa 1991]. Fifth edition of this comprehensive compendium about authors, books, characters, illustrators and much more related to English literature. Bound in black cloth with gild titling to spine. In a green pictorial dust jacket with tear along top edge and signs of handling. In very good condition. 1155 pages. BOB/010621.