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.
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London: Printed for C. Dilly in the Poultry; and J. Phillips, 1788. Hardcover. Uncommon First Edition. William Falconer (1744-1824) was an English physician who was a frequent contributor of papers to learned societies on a range of medical subjects. He wrote on such topics as bath waters, nephritis, fevers, gout, and the influence of climate. This work was the first psychiatric prize essay awarded the Fothergillian Medal in 1787 by the Medical Society of London. Bound in contemporary mottled goatskin, with gilt ruled panels, raised spine bands, and embossed compartmental fleurons, with red leather spine label. Embossed library stamp to the title page and one internal page. There is light foxing throughout, and a few pages are neatly repaired at the gutters, else a handsome copy. 105 pages plus advertisements. MED/032520. 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.
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: 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.
Moscow: Emil Goozairow, 2019. Number 5 of 6 copies. This is another fascinating offering from book artist Emil Goozairow. Goozairow is a Russian artist who paints and draws, produces movies, and creates exceptional handmade books that are printed on rare types of paper and published in limited editions. His techniques create unique designs that often are made with natural materials alone or in combination with relief decorations made from metal or poymeric clay. He creates books that he describes as "pop up," “kinetic carousel," “liporello” or “3D origami.” He also writes fairy tales, stories and mystical scenes. In this complex book the book artist has drawn the letters of the English alphabet from A to Z. Each letter was originally done in watercolor and ink. There are puzzles and drawings, and illustrations for each letter of the alphabet associated with a theme of the ABCs. The book has a special hexagonal folding design that Goozairow calls a "Bee Book." The binding has an elaborate relief design done in tinted polymer clay. The book is closed with red twine straps that are held together with a metal clasp. In fine condition. Measures about 2.5 inches across. MINI/022620. Fine.
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.
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.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. Hardcover. Second edition, revised and augmented. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to spine ends. Clean interior. In brown jacket with dark blue title to spine and front panels. Browning and wear to jacket. Tear to spine panel with chips to edges. 365 pages. PHIL/032420. Very Good / Very Good.
Baltimore: W.E.C. Harrison and Sons, 1909. Hardcover. Very good in olive green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards, spine ends, and corners. Spot of soiling to front hinge. Dampstaining to top corners of first few pages, else clean interior. Includes several portraits. 203 pages. MD/010220. Very Good.
New York: Abbeville Press, (1992). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Folio. Near fine in grey cloth covered boards with grey and black title to front board and black title to spine. Slight fading to edges. Author's inscription to title page. Else is clean and bright. Illustrated dust jacket with light purple and white title to front panel and white title to spine. Minor fading to spine panel. Index, 275 pages. ART/121619. Near Fine / Very Good+.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1930. Hard Cover. Number 46 of 1500 printed copies. Signed by the designer, Frederic W. Goudy. 8vo. Bound in full olive green leather with gilt title to spine. Spine and edges of boards have faded to brown. Leather on spine is heavily worn and is cracked with chips. Binding remains secure; however, leather is cracking along hinges. Interior is clean and bright ovearll with illustrations as well as head pieces at the beginning of each chapter. Light browning to margins and a couple of light finger smudges to a few margins. Untrimmed edges to pages. Housed in original tan patterned paper covered slipcase with black title to spine panel. Wear and chipping to edges of slipcase and rubbing to panels. 57 pages. LIT/011320. Fine.