Baltimore: Donald T. Fritz, 1990. Paperback. Thin quarto. A three mile walking tour starting at the Inner Harbor on Charles Street through Mt. Vernon (up to Monument Street) and then south on Cathedral and West on Pratt. The author kindly offers to accompany tourists in their vehicles to provide a more in-depth tour and provides his phone number (although it is about 30 years old at this point.) Side-stapled white paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Light toning to margins. 40 pages. BALT/031819. Very Good.
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. Hardcover. Number 260 of 1500 copies signed by Robert Frost. Printed at the Spiral Press. This handsome book was published the year before Frost died - the last volume of poetry appearing before his death in 1963. The poems included were first published between the years of 1942 to 1962. Among them are "A Cabin in the Clearing," "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration," and "In Winter in the Woods Alone." Bound in textured brown cloth with black and gilt author and title label. Offsetting to front endpapers where something was previously laid in. Very light offsetting to rear along hinge. Ownership signature in ink dated March 1962. Interior is otherwise pristine. Housed in a black paper covered slipcase. Near fine condition. 101 pages. POE/041619. Near Fine.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2018. Paperback. Advance Uncorrected Proof. "The first comprehensive study of the Mussolini-Hitler relationship, this book is a must read for scholars and anyone interested in teh history of European fascism, World II, or political leadership" (back cover). Illustrated paper wrappers with black title to white spine. Clean and bright. Includes index. 388 pages. WWII/032019. Fine.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1915. Hardcover. Ex-library. Maroon library cloth boards with white title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Library markings to early and late pages. Spot of soiling to edge of text block. 176 pages. MD/040919. Very Good.
Barcelona, Madrid: Ediciones de Arte, 1965. Hardcover. Number 762 of Special edition printed in homage to the New York World's Fair, this book "contains the preface written in 1961 for this book by the sadly-missed Don Juan Belmonte, ex-bullfighter, Don Carlos de Larra y Gullon, "Curro Meloja", author and master of the bullfighting critics, and the exceptional painter H.E.D. Daniel Vazquez Diaz. Includes all 40 plates plus an extra copy of plate 19. Facsimilies of Goya's bullfighting engravings. All pages are loose as issued, housed in a worn elephant folio sized red leather portfolio with gilt title to front cover. Heavy wear to portfolio edges with top five inches of spine detached. The cover remains attached but both hinges are cracked and split. Heavy chipping and wear to hinges, spine ends, and corners. Minor wear to corners of all pages. Soiling to top corner of one plate, but image is not affected. Heavy creasing to one edge of half title page. Minor creasing to edges / corners of preliminary pages. Text in Spanish and English, printed in black and red. Plates are printed in black and white and are suitable for framing. Nothing is printed on versos of plates. Interior is very good and portfolio is good minus. Unpaginated. [ 40 plates plus 1 extra copy of plate 19, plus 11 preliminary pages.]. Very Good.
Grosset & Dunlap, (1913). Hardcover. Very good in very good- illustrated off-white dust jacket with grey titel to front panel and black title to spine panel. Minor edgewear, foxing, and soiling to dust jacket. Dustjacket in protective sleeve. Light foxing to first and last few pages. Minor musty smell to interior. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 342 pages. LIT/032219. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Portland, OR: Anne Greenwood, 2009. Softcover. This book was published in connection with an exhibition called Lost Harmonies in 2009. The exhibit featured art work from several projects conducted in 2008-2009 in collaboration with Anne Greenwood, Rebecca Wild, and students at the Trillium Charter School from the school's intermediate group.With photographs of the students working, the work produced as well as calligraphy and text about the projects. In glossy multicolored pictorial paper covers.In fine condition. 7 x 9 inches. Unpaginated. [27 pages] ART/031919. Fine.
Portland, OR: Anne Greenwood, 2016. Number 2 of 12 copies in the special edition portfolio signed and numbered by the book artist. There were also 138 copies of the chapbook. This beautiful and complex work was inspired by the poetry of the Portland poet and seamstress Hazel Hall (1886-1924) and pays homage to her to writings and resilience. She survived either scarlet fever or a fall at the age of 12 and used a wheelchair for the rest of her short life. The poems are republished by permission from The Collected Poems of Hazel Hall. From the colophon: "The special edition portfolio is made of crinoline; it is machine sewn, hand-dyed in fustic, and pressure-printed with machine-stitched text from poems originally written by Hall and then pieced together by Anne Greenwood. The chapbook cover is machine-stitching on crinoline; the under print is pressure-printed, hand-stitched embroidery with pochoir and the book is hand-bound using the pamphlet stitch. The decorations are hand-stitched embroidery sigils by Greenwood and Shannon Ayuyu pressure printed on washi paper. The tapestry is made of crinoline hand-dyed in madder, fustic, cochineal and indigo, with hand stitching and pochoir. The applique: the moon is pressure-printed, found, hand-made doily, and the poem Loneliness is written by Hall and printed with a polymer plate. The machine-stitched texts are cut-ups of Hazel Hall’s poetry made by Shannon Ayuyu and Anne Greenwood. The printing is all by Clare Carpenter (2016) in Portland, Oregon." Anne Greenwood is a well-known artist who has exhibited widely and whose works can be found in museum and library collections around the country. She was born on the high Dakota Plains and was led to an art degree by her artist grandmother. In 1990 she moved to Portland, Oregon and began her career as an artist and horticulturalist. Anne’s artwork explores an interest in folk art and speaks of her kinship with the natural world and how this influences her connection to daily life. In 2002, Anne set up a textiles studio integrating handwork, book arts, and textiles into an interdisciplinary practice. From Anne's artist's statement: "My artistic practice navigates an infinite network of connections: narrating the simple and complex, physical and ephemeral, past and present, within the context of place, history, and transformation. I form relationships that expand and fortify admiration and reverence, leading to the discovery of new truths about the world around us." When the tapestry is folded the work measures 8 x 12.25 inches. In fine condition. ARTISTB/031819. Fine.
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1907. Hardcover. Yellow cloth boards with green title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine, minor soiling including a few spots of black paint to rear cover, and minor wear to spine ends and edges. Minor pencil underlining and previous owner signature, else clean interior. 64 pages. ART/032119. Very Good.
Auburn: Henry Oliphant, 1844. Paperback. Wrappers are no longer present. Disbound. Minor foxing - mostly to first and last page. 24 pages. REL/040319. Very Good.
Los Angeles: The Philosophical Research Society, Inc, 1979. Hardcover. The Golden Anniversary Edition, Third Printing. Originally published by subscription in 1923, this is a facsimilie of the first edition with an added preface by the author. Includes chapters on secret societies, atlantis and the gods of antiquity, ceremonial magic and sorcery, Pythagorean mathematics, symbols, tarot cards, hermetic pharmacology, alchemy, and many more. Elephant Folio. Tan buckram spine over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Light wear to edges. Clean and bright with nearly fifty full color illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp and over one hundred black and white vignettes within the text. Marbled endpapers. 245 pages. OCC/041719. Near Fine.
Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1899. Hardcover. First Edition. Ex-library marked Library of Congress Surplus on endpaper (no markings to binding). Bound in the original blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Illustration of a child holding a doll to front cover, signed by Amy M. Sacker (AMS overlapping). Slight roll to spine and light browned. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Sticker from previous owner to front endpaper and stamp. Occasional spots of soiling to margins, but clean overall. Line illustrations as chapter heads. 305 pages. CHILD/040219. Fine.
Stockholm: Alb. Bonniers Boktryckeri, 1938. Paperback. Ex-library from the Reading Public Library of Reading, PA with discard stamp. In hardcover binding with black spine over stiff maroon boards and title label to front cover. Library markings and rubbing to margins of pages with photographs, else clean. Pages are starting to come disbound. Includes photographic illustrations. 59 pages. SCI/032619. Very Good.
Trieste: Stabilimento Tipografico Mutilati, 1933. Paperback. Thin, tall octavo. Brown paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Closed tear to top of rear hinge. Penned ownership signature to front free endpaper. Browning to covers and interior. Clean. 54 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.
Grosset & Dunlap by arrangement with George H. Doran Company, (1925). Hardcover. 8vo. Reprint. Black cloth covered boards with pink title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to exterior includes bumping to spine ends, light rolling to spine, and very light foxing to boards. Previous owner's name and address written in pen to front free end page. Light foxing and age toning to end pages. Very faint musty smell. Else is clean and bright. Illustrated white and grey dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes chipping and creasing to edges and minor foxing. 1 inch open tear at foot of spine. Dust jacket in protective plastic sleeve. 196 pages. LIT/032219. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
London: Waterlow and Sons Ltd, (1898). Hardcover. Playwright and theater manager Augustin Daly's copy (auction record 2874). Pen inscription to front free endpaper: "Augustin Daly Esq with J.A.S. Malone's compliments Gaiety Theatre London, April 5th, 1899." Folio bound in mustard yellow cloth boards with red title to front cover and photographic illustration pastedown to front board. Heavy wear to edges of boards, spine ends, and corners. Split interior hinges and some pages partially disbound. Minor dampstaining to boards. Minor rubbing to boards. Closed tears to edges of several pages. Not a beautiful copy of this souvenir, but a great provenance. 77 pages. DRA/031819. Good.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1945. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. 8vo. Very good+ in very good white illustrated dust jacket with rmaroon title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and browning to spine of dust jacket. Previous owner's name and address to front free end page. Minor age toning to pages and slight musty smell to interior. Text is clean and bright. 309 pages. LIT/032219. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: Fellowship, 1941. Paperback. Scarce anti-war periodical. Includes articles "Military Necessity" by Housman, "Pacifism and absolutism" by Evan Thomas, "This is our story" by the Studzinkski Family, "Just Out of Danbury" by William Clark, and "A Meditation on Assurance" by A.J. Muste. Quarto. Brittle, yellowed pages with chipping to edges. A fragile item, but still readable. [16 pages.] WWII/031819. Good.
New York: A. L. Burt Company, (1921). Hardcover. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. 8vo. Appears to have belonged to a Rudolph Valentino fan who pasted cut out periodical photos of him to the front and rear of the book Many of which are hand collored in orange. Photograph of him pasted to title page. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor bowing to front board, minor fading to spine and minor bumping to spine ends. Previous owner's name in pen to top corner of title page. Loving phrases written in french with english translations to rear paste down. Minor age toning to pages. Browning to last page due to newspaper clipping pasted on opposite page. Text is bright. 296 pages. LIT/032719. Very Good.
Burlington: Hiram Johnston and Co, 1837. Paperback. Lacks wrappers. Stab bound with cord. Minor foxing throughout and light soiling to first page. 46 pages. AMER/040319. Very Good.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1889. Hardcover. Hudson Edition. An attractive set bound in three quarter brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles, raised bands, and floral devices to spines. Minor rubbing and wear to edges of boards, bands, hinges, and corners. Minor bumping to some corners. Includes frontispieces and full page illustrations with tissue guards. Decorated initials begin each chapter. Clean and bright interiors with many unopened pages. Previous owner's signature in pen dated 1891 on the front free endpapers of each volume. Marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. LIT/041719. Very Good.
Oxford: Oxford Institute, 1932. Hardcover. Flexible blue leatherette boards with gilt title to spine adn blue title to front board. Worn edges and spine ends. Tear to top of rear hinge. Cracked interior hinges. A good reading copy. 447 pages. BUS/031819. Good.
Annapolis: Capital-Gazette Press, Inc., (1964). First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with orange title to front board and to spine. Wear to corners and spine ends. Ex libris with call numper to foot tape on foot of spine, stamp to bottom of title page, and remnants of pocket to rear free end paper. Else is clean and bright and filled with illustrations. 200 pages. Maryland. MD/041919. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
Kingston: The Pioneer Press, 1956. Paperback. Very good in white paper wrappers with black title to spine and yellow title to front cover. Minor creasing and wear to covers and edges. Light dampstain to bottom corners of some pages. Two postcards from Jamica laid-in. Illustrated, including several drawings of birds in color. 160 pages. NAT/031819. Very Good.
New York: William Durell, 1811. Hardcover. With an essay on his life and genius by Arthur Murphy, esq. A new edition. Blue paper spine over marbled paper covered boards with orange paper title label to spine. Both hinges are cracked, but boards remain solidly attached. Heavy chipping to paper on spine ends and hinges. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards. Some foxing, spots of dampstaing to margins, and browning. Pencil brackets to margins of some pages. Frontispiece of The Idler. 373 pages. LIT/032119. Very Good.