New York: Croscup & Sterling Co, 1897. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Florentine" Edition. Limited and numbered extra-illustrated edition. Number 48 of 100. 8vo. 3/4 red maroon leather with marble paper covered boards. Minor chip to head of spine. 2 inch tear to leather at front hinge though binding remains tight. Rubbing and bumping to corners. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with beautiful illustrations throughout. Several unopened pages. Marbled end pages. 319 pages. We have 4 other titles from this series in matching binding. Italian History. ITA/011419. Very Good.
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New York: Croscup & Sterling Co, 1897. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Florentine" Edition. Limited and numbered extra-illustrated edition. Number 48 of 100. 8vo. 3/4 red maroon leather with marble paper covered boards. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends as well as minor rubbing to boards. Chip to head of volume II. Darkening to foot of both spines. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with beautiful illustrations throughout. Several unopened pages. Marbled end pages. Vol I: 279 pages, Vol II: 279 pages. We have 4 other titles from this series in matching binding. SPA/011319. Very Good.
New York: Croscup & Sterling Co, 1897. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Florentine" Edition. Limited and numbered extra-illustrated edition. Number 48 of 100. 8vo. 3/4 red maroon leather with marble paper covered boards. Chip to head of spine. Rubbing and bumping to corners. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Chip to top corner of rear free end paper and crease in the same spot to the last several pages. Else is clean and bright with beautiful illustrations throughout. Several Unopened pages. Marbled end pages. 286 pages. We have 4 other titles from this series in matching binding. Italian History. ITA/011419. Very Good.
New York: Croscup & Sterling Co, 1897. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Florentine" Edition. Limited and numbered extra-illustrated edition. Number 48 of 100. 8vo. 3/4 red maroon leather with marble paper covered boards. Minor chip to head of spine and corner of rear board. 1 inch tear to leather at front hinge. Rubbing and bumping to corners. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with beautiful illustrations throughout. Marbled end pages. 399 pages. Italian History. ITA/011319. Very Good.
Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1987. Hardcover. Three volume set on Catholic History in America. Fourth Edition. All three volumes are bound in black cloth with gilt titles to spines and gilt cross emblems to front covers. Clean and bright, aside from red pen ex-library markings to front endpapers of each volume. 1178 pages. REL/010219. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Parrish, Maxfield. Hardcover. First Edition, published "September 1904." Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and full color illustrated pastedown to front board. Tears to bookcloth along the hinges and top edge of rear board. White marking to spine and rubbing to boards. Interior hinges are cracked, but holding. Color illustrated endpapers with previous owner's signature to half title page in pen. Includes eight full color charming illustrations. Clean interior overall with occasional light smudge marks / light soiling. 199 pages. CHILD/011420. Very Good.
Freeville, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 2007. Hard Cover. Number 24 of 25 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. This is a particularly beautiful version of the famous Rubaiyat. In her artist's statement Schwartzott writes that as a collector of Rubaiyats she began to toy with creating her own version in 2006. "The book is divided into seven segments, each separated by a divider of hand-marbled Japanese paper. The first contains the title page and introduction and the last an artist's statement, bibliography and colophon. The remaining five are dedicated to the seventy-five quatrains of FitzGerald's first edition. Each contains a vellum window, reminiscent of a Persian archway that opens to reveal my version of a miniature painting." Bound in light blue Japanese cloth with an intricate wood cut out to front board. The pristine interior was laser printed with archival ink onto Mohawk Via vellum and Moab Entrada paper. The prints were then finished with color pencil, paint, gold and silver leaf. Housed in clamshell box covered in the same cloth as the book. In fine condition. Unpaginated. ARTB/120219. Fine.
Portland and Berkeley: Triangular Press; Flying Fish Press, 2011. Number 82 of 100 copies. Signed by the highly regarded book artists, Julie Chen and Barbara Tetenbaum. In their statement about the book, they write: "Working together again after almost a decade (Ode to a Grand Staircase, 2001), Glimpse is a new collaboration … inspired by a conversation about how a person translates their life experience into a narrative form: prominent events may stand out as the nameable moments, yet it is the space between these events that life, in fact, is lived." The mid-century photo album structure contains text written by Chen, examining this question. Her text is printed on both surfaces of each of the fifteen hinged sleeves. Windows in the sleeves reveal small glimpses of pull-out cards, each written and printed by Tetenbaum. The cards contain dates and events of the non-important moments of her life illustrated with diagrams, grids, and mundane imagery. Glimpse is letterpress printed using a combination of photopolymer plates, found images, wood blocks, wire, and handset type. It is housed in a box with magnetic closure. Box size: when closed: 8 1/8 inches x 11 3/4 inches x 1 1/8 inches. Fine.
Berkeley: Flying Fish Press, 2018. Hardcover. Number 25 of 50 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. Flying Fish Press was established in 1987 by internationally known book artist and book art educator Julie Chen. The press focuses on the design and production of limited edition artists' books with an emphasis on three-dimensional and movable book structures and fine letterpress printing. Editions range in size from 25 to 150 copies. Work from the press Is known for combining meticulous attention to craft, intricate structural design, and inspired artistic vision. Half Century was written, illustrated, and designed by Chen. It is dedicated to Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Books Curator, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her career at University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA (colophon). Chen writes: "The text of this book considers the complexity of our relationship to time in our daily lives. We think we understand how time works, but our public beliefs about time may not sync up with our private beliefs about time. Our conception of time changes over the course of a lifetime but we often only realize this at milestones and/or traumatic moments in our lives. Imagery includes a variety of large wood type numbers that were printed at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI, along with an abstract visual timeline illustrating a pattern of significant life events over a 50-year period." Half Century has an accordion structure that measures 6 x 6 x 1 inches when closed, opening to a full width of 174 inches. Bound in red cloth with title label and "Act I" or Act II" on front and back covers. Letterpress printed from wood type and photopolymer plates. Presented in a red cloth box with a magnetic closure. In fine condition. Unpaginated. ARTB/012219. Fine.
Berkeley: Flying Fish Press, 2019. Hardcover. Number 23 of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the author. "This book was inspired by a series of conversations between Julie Chen and her daughter, Eleanor Chen-Ranstrom about pattern, texture, perception, and learning." Size: 9 x 16 x 4.5 inches. Fine.
Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by the author and noted "My Copy." Occasional text markups with pen, possibly by Footner himself. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Creasing and tears to edges of jacket. Illustrated. 305 pages. MD/011420. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Assouline Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. Folio. A decadent history of famous high society balls including many photographic images and costumes. A few balls included: Romanov Ball, Count Etienne de Beaumont, Truman Capote's black and white ball, Prince Rupert's White Ball, Baron Alexis de Rede's Oriental Ball - and more. Covers the time period from 1903 - 1971. Pink cloth boards with gilt title to spine and photographic pastedown to front board. Clean and bright. Filled with large full color illustrations. Housed in illustrated paper covered slipcase with white title to side panels and black title to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners of case including bumped corners. Paper along bottom hinge is starting. 307 pages. FASH/092419. Fine.
New Bedford, MA: 1928-1930. A charming and unique full scrapbook assembled and kept by Teddy Galligan, a high school student in New Bedford, of her life and experiences while in school. She kept everything from programs for cultural events, holiday cards, postcards, newspaper clippings, and much more. She was also a talented amateur artist and her drawings of flappers and their young men appear on several pages. There are also a few ephemeral items such as ribbons and a small pouch. She provided detailed information about the engagement and shower for the first in her circle to be engaged, included a two page hand drawn depiction of the shower attendees, the table decorations, and the menu. A few tears here and there, occasional offsetting, and perhaps an item removed from a few pages, This is a fun and engaging account of high school life in the late 1920s. Very good condition. EPHEM/102119. Very Good.
New York: Vantage Press, (2000). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Grey illustrated leatherette covered boards with silver title to spine. Inscription to front free end paper. Pristine interior. Grey illustrated dust jacket with black and white title to front panel and yellow title to spine panel. 57 pages. POE/112019. Fine / Near Fine.
East Sussex, UK: Glyndebourne, 1961. Paperback. Thin quarto. A nicely produced color playbill for the summer 1961 season at Glyndebourne Opera House (in East Sussex). Includes cast lists, costume drawings, photographs of actors, ads, and more. In color. Bound in beige illustrated paper wrappers with 1961 to front cover. Crease to front cover. Wrappers are all in one piece but are nearly seperated from text block. 104 pages. MUS/011320. Very Good.
East Sussex, UK: Glyndebourne, 1967. Paperback. Thin quarto. A nicely produced color playbill for the summer 1967 season at Glyndebourne Opera House (in East Sussex). Includes cast lists, costume drawings, photographs of actors, ads, and more. In color. Bound in color patterned paper wrappers with no titling information. 83 plus pages. MUS/011320. Very Good.
New York: Pardes Publishing House Inc., The Shoulson Press, 1949. Hardcover. (Mystical Judaism). First Edition. Includes commentary from numerous academics including Albert Einstein. Bound in dark red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor fraying and wear to spine ends and edges of boards. Fading to spine and top edges of boards. Clean interior. 396 pages. REL/122719. Very Good.
Bugyrus, OH: Gould and Starr, 1873. Hardcover. A Scarce Atlas of Crawford County, Ohio. Disbound, with original black cloth boards present but detached. The front board is titled in gilt and is heavily worn along the edges with chips to cloth and soiling. The rear board is also well worn. All maps are present; however, the large fold out map of Ohio, which is printed on a thinner stock paper, is badly damaged, creased, and torn with a portion missing. This atlas includes population statistics for the U.S. and for each town (in Ohio only) for 1860 and 1870; a brief history of the county and townships; a list of patrons of the atlas (listed by township); advertising directories divided by region; 24 color maps of towns, townships, the county, and state; and many attractive black and white views of landmarks, farms, private homes, and businesses within the county. Soiling and tears to most pages, mostly along the edges and margins; however, some pages are evenly soiled. Most tears are short, but some extend several inches into the page, affecting images and/or maps. There is a large, attractive, handwritten inscription in German to the front endpapers from the previous owners: "Johann D. De Roche! Margaret De Roche! Wilhelm H. De Roche! Geboren 15 januar 1856! An gottes legen alt alles gelegen Amen! 1878!" John D. DeRoche is listed as a patron of this atlas from the Chatfield township. This is a good reading copy perfect for a historian, scholar, or resident of Crawford, Ohio. Size: Elephant Folio. ATL/111819. Good.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Medicine in association with The Johns Hopkins University Press, (2012). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 4to. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver title to front and spine panels. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Author's inscription to title page. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Index, 405 pages. BALT/112019. Fine / Fine.
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, no date. Paperback. A facsimilie edition. Uncommon. Side-stapled green illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Rubbing to spine, else clean and bright. A full color reproduction of Kate Greenaway's alphabet with a letter on each page. A child (or two) are drawn sitting, leaning, or playing on each letter. Very cute. Unpaginated [32 pages.] Size: 2.5 x 2.25 inches. CHILD/010920. Fine.
Paris: chez Lerouge, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1802. Hardcover. Troisieme Edition. Three volumes bound together in modern red buckram boards with paper title label to spine. Dampstaining to corners of all pages. Staining and soiling to some pages. Gift inscription in pen dated 1987 in pen to front free endpaper. Previous owner's name in pen to top of title pages. Each volume includes a frontispiece; some are stained. Tears to some pages. Text has been trimmed. A good reading copy. Each volume is about 180 pages. FRE/112719. Very Good.
London: John Murray, 1837. Four volumes attractively bound in three quarter maroon leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles and decoration to spines. Minor wear and rubbing to spines, hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Marbled endpapers and full edges marbled. Bookplate of Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane. 659 pages in volume I;.
Glenview, IL: Karen Hanmer, 2013. Hardcover. This is a set of twelve binding models using leather and various papers and sewing supports, wooden boards, museum board. This reference set of twelve binding models is based on book artist Karen Hanmer's popular workshop "Biblio Tech: Reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures." The models remain uncovered and only partially completed so methods of board attachment, sewing, spine lining, and end sheet construction are visible. The set is accompanied by a forty-five page illustrated guidebook outlining key structural features of each binding, and providing numerous references for further study. The hand-bound booklet is sewn in three signatures and presented in a German stiffened paper binding. These models are a valuable reference for libraries, book arts programs, or for anyone who is interested in learning more about the engineering aspects of the book. Structures include: Tacketing of a thick single signature into a leather wrapper, Ethiopian Binding, Medieval Binding, Laced-on boards Binding, Colonial American Scaleboard Binding, Early Nineteenth Century Publishers Boarded Binding, German Case Binding with double fan adhesive text block, Split Board Binding, Simplified Binding, Crossed Structure Binding, Sewn Boards Binding, and Non-Adhesive Paper Case. Each binding is approximately 5 x 3.25 x .5” inches. Housed in a white cloth covered clamshell box. ARTB/10/25/17. Fine.
Buffalo, NY: Sotarion Publishing Co, 1919. Softcover. Seventh enlarged edition, 95th thousand. Thin octavo. Green flexible leatherette boards with gilt title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Minor browning to margins but clean overall. Small tear to edge of first page. 62 pages. MUS/011320. Very Good.