Dorothy Simpson Krause. “Leonardo" is a book-necklace made from pages from a book about Leonardo da Vinci. It was made by the book artist years ago when she was in Rome. The book's aged pages have a red leather diamond shaped front cover with a shiny red "jewel" and hangs from a black rubber cord. Measures 3.5 x 2.25” inches. In very good condition. ARTISTSB/072519. Very Good.
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Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. COMMEMORATIVE NUMBERED AND SIGNED FIRST EDITION PRESENTED TO GEOFFREY M. FOOTNER. NUMBER 18. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends and corners. Presentation plate with author's signature pasted to front free end paper. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Slight wear to dust jacket includes light rubbing and a small black stain to bottom edge of front panel. Index, 227 pages. MAR/081619. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Baltimore: Baltimore City Department of Planning and the University of Baltimore, 1989. Paperback. Scarce. First Edition. Includes sections on Roland Park, Homeland, Guilford, Mid-Charles, Govans, Loch Raven, Northwood, Waverly, Lower Harford Road, Charles-Calvert Corridor, Remington, and Hampden. Brown paper wrappers with light brown title to front wrapper. Minor rubbing to spine ends. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Size: Thin quarto. 72 pages. BALT/091319. Near Fine in Wraps.
Achill Island, Ireland: Redfoxpress, 2019. Hardcover. Number 15 of 150 copies. This small book features reproductions of exuberant paintings done by Scott MacLeod. They are images from the desert with a flying saucer flying through many of the pages. MacLeod is a San Francisco based artist whose installations and paintings have been widely exhibited in the Bay Area as well as internationally. A hard cover square book with a thread binding. Laser printed. Measures 5.25 x 5.25 inches. Near fine condition. Unpaginated [44 pages]. PRI/112619. Near Fine.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. Hardcover. A worn but attractive set bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards. Red title and black author labels to the spines of all volumes. One volume (about Marie Antoinette) is cocked and the rear hinge has been repaired. Minor wear and rubbing to leather on spines, hinges, labels, and corners. Small chips to edges of some labels and pull to leather on some volumes. The interiors are bright and clean overall; however, one volume has damp staining to the first few pages and another has a very small, light dampstain to the top edges of a few pages. Each volume has a frontispiece portrait. Top edges gilt and marbled endpapers. Each volume has an index. FRE/111319. Very Good.
New York: The Century Co., 1887. Hardcover. Includes Twain's "Meisterschaft" on page 547, Henry James on R.L. Stevenson, and Theodore Roosevelt's "Ranch Life in the Far West" with illustrations by Frederic Remington. Ex-library. Bound in green cloth library binding with gilt title and volume number 35 to spine. Discoloration to boards. Library stamp to title page appears to be only library marking. Browning to interior with some brittle pages. Illustrated. Slight odor. 972 pages. PER/060619. Very Good.
New York: The Century Co., 1885. Hardcover. Includes Twain's "An Adventure of Huckleberry Finn" on pages 268 - 278, "Jim's Investments and King Sollermun" on pages 456 - 458, and "Royalty on the Mississippi" on pages 544 - 567. Also includes chapters from Henry James's "The Bostonians." Bound in the original gold cloth boards with dark brown title to spine and years 1884 - 1885. Decoration to spine and boards. Slight browning to spine and chipping to cloth on hinges and spine ends. Minor wear and rubbing to corners, boards, and edges of boards. Occasional smudges and spots of soiling, but clean overall. Non-archival repaired tear to Portrait of Grant (page 162). Illustrated. 960 pages. PER/060619. Very Good.
New York: The Century Co., 1886. Hardcover. Includes Twain's "English as She is Taught" on pages 932 - 936 and Whitman's "Father Taylor and Oratory" on pages 583 - 584. Also includes Joel Chandler Harris and Theodore Roosevelt. Later binding of quarter tan leather over dark brown cloth boards with gilt title and dates (1886 - 1887) to spine. Sunning to spine and a few discolored spots. Tape repair to first page (with portrait of Lincoln). Minor dampstain to bottom corners of most pages, text not affected. Clean and bright overall. Illustrated. 976 pages. PER/060619. Very Good.
Bombay: 1951. Paperback. Presented to the Indian Congress for Cultural Freedom, Bombay, March 28 to 31, 1951. SCARCE. 8vo. Side stapled grey paper wraps with dark blue title to front wrapper. Minor fading and yellowing to edges of wrappers. Light browning to interior. Text is bright. 21 pages. IND/092519. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847. Hardcover. First American Edition of Melville's second novel. This story is based on Melville's adventures and experiences during his years at sea between 1839-1844. It has been professionally rebacked in handsome dark green leather with gilt titling and elaborate ornaments to spine. The front cover features a gilt ship and embossed decoration. Wear to cloth on edges and corners. Original marbled endpapers. Foxing throughout, but heaviest to first several pages. With frontis map and text illustration. A nice copy of this literary landmark. 389 pages plus two sets of advertisements. LIT/091919. Very Good.
New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1847. Hardcover. Fourth edition of this first American printing of Melville's recounting of his voyages in the South Seas. With the sequel "The Story of Toby" on pages 293-307. Expertly rebacked with modern leather spine over original navy blue cloth covered boards. Gilt title to spine. Paper repair to rear free endpaper. Minor wear to edges of boards. Dampstaining and foxing throughout. 307 pages with 23 pages of advertisements to rear. LIT/101119. Very Good -.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. Hardcover. Includes Melville's short story "Cock a Doodle Doo - The Crowing of the Cock Beneventano" on page 77 - 86, Charles Dickens' "School Boy Stories", and chapters 4 - 20 of Thackeray's "The Newcomes." Bound in three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Rubbing to boards and minor wear to edges of boards, corners, and hinges. Foxing to interior and occasional small spots of soiling. Illustrated. Lacks four of the six fashion plates and lacks one page of cartoons. 864 pages. PER/090319. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, June-November 1854. Hardcover. This volume contains three early short stories by Herman Melville: "Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs" (pages 95-101), "The Happy Failure" (pages 196-199), and "The Fiddler" (pages 536-539). They were published anonymously. Includes articles about a lunatic asylum, "idiots", galvanoplasty, gambling houses in Germany, rights and wrongs of woman, wolf nurses in India, several chapters from Thackeray's "Newcomes", and much more. One article spanning several pages - "Generations of Fashions" has been removed (pages 749 - 762). Bound in modern grey cloth boards with gilt title and volume number to spine. Spotting to boards and spine. Text pages are clean overall with ocassional soiling throughout. Browning to early and late pages. Dampstaining to margins of several pages, mostly in November issue. Illustrated throughout, but lacks fashion plates. 864 pages. LIT/060619. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth Backed Paper Boards. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo. Wood-cut frontispiece by Cimino. Black cloth spine with blue paper covered boards. Pastedown title to spine. Boards are rubbed and browned along edges with minor wear to spine ends and corners. Interior is very clean with light browning to margins. Bookplate and previous ownership signature. 132 pages. DRA/091819. Very Good.
Hartford: Chauncey Goodrich, 1822. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes a narrative written by Napoleon's surgeon at St. Helena. Very good in the original full brown, marbled, leather boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Handwritten paper title label is affixed to front cover. Minor wear and rubbing to hinges and edges of boards. Wear to corners. Foxing and browning throughout interior. Includes two plates of battle scenes (Entry into Paris and Bridge at Lodi). Lacks fold out illustration of Waterloo (stub remains). Light dampstaining to corners of a few pages. 395 pages. FRE/061819. Very Good.
Paris and Boston: The Napoleon Society, 1895. Hardcover. Edition de Grand Luxe, limited to 500 copies of which this is number 387. All volumes are bound to match in three quarter dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards. The first sixteen volumes are titled "Napoleon" and numbered from 1 to 16 in gilt on the spines. The five volumes of Talleyrand are titled "Memoirs of Talleyrand" and numbered from 1 to 5 in gilt on the spines. Raised bands to spines of all volumes, some with small losses and chipping. Minor wear to edges, hinges, and corners of boards with some volumes having heavier wear and some cracking to leather along hinges. All boards remain firmly attached except for the front board of volume one in the Talleyrand portion. This board is present but detached. Sunning to spines and to edges of boards. Clean interiors overall with occasional small spots of browning / foxing / soiling. One volume of the Talleyrand portion has minor dampstaining to margins of a few early pages. All volumes have marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. Illustrated; each illustration has a captioned tissue guard. The pages in many volumes remain unopened. Each volume is about 300 pages. An attractive set. FRE/111319. Very Good.
Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1978. Hardcover. SCARCE. Includes church and newspaper records, tombstone inscriptions, family bible records, court house marriage and birth records. 8vo. Mustard yellow coth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Light fading to spine and light rubbing to boards. Minor foxing paste downs, first and last few pages, and to edges of text block. Else is clean and bright. Index, 363 pages. MD/071219. Very Good.
Baltimore: Cara Ober, 2019. Paperback. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with black title to white spine. Filled with color photographic illustrations and articles on: Mojdeh Rezaeipour depicts the Iranian-American Female Body through Omissions, Artist & Administrator: Donna Drew Sawyer, Mequitta Ahuja's Paintings, Six Baltimore Vintage Shops, TT the Artist, The Artist-Activist Collective Brings 3,000 Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Issues to the National Mall, Springsteen Gallery opens in Highlandtown, Fluid Movement (Baltimore's Water Ballet), Artists Who Wear Their Work, and more. 88 pages. PER/. Fine.
Baltimore: Cara Ober, 2019. Paperback. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with black title to white spine. Filled with color photographic illustrations and articles on UMBC's special collections, Beyond Video (a Baltimore Video Store), Ten Contemporary Artists, Webster Phillips and the I. Henry Photo Archive, Preserving Black Culture at the Arch Social Club, Derrick Adams' Family archives, Heidi Daniel and the Enoch Pratt Library, Radical Books at Red Emmas, and more. 88 pages. PER/111819. Fine.
Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins Univeristy Press, (1980). Hardcover. 4to. Scarce. Grey cloth covered boards with blue title to front board and to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Small area of rubbing to illustration on title page. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow and white title to front panel and white title to spine. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket which is now in a protective plastic sleeve. Index, 432 pages. BALT/091219. Near Fine / Very Good.