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.
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London: Phaidon, (1954). Second Edition. Hard Cover. Thin 4to. Includes 93 illustration in color and monochrome. Purple patterned cloth boards with blue and gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and spine ends. Interior is very clean with many tipped-in illustrations. Tight binding. Grey illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and black title to spine. Minor rubbing, chipping and creasing to edges and spine of dust jacket as well as minor toning to edges of dust jacket. ASART/091719. Very Good+ / 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+.
Benjamin Iluzada, 2015. Hardcover. Number 7 of 7 copies. Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist. Woodcut printed in blue ink on handmade paper. The paper was handmade by the artist in Fabriano, Italy. An attractive image of a docked gondola floating in a Venetian canal. Benjamin Iluzada is an up and coming printmaker currently working on his MFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Image Size: 7.75 x 9.75 inches. Paper size: 9.25 x 12 inches. PRI/070319. Fine.
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.
Philadelphia: Running Press, 1992. Hardcover. 1 of 5 copies with box made by book artist, Carol Schwartzott, with rear endpaper signed and dated 2018 by Carol. Book is bound in grey cloth boards with copper title to spine and illustrated paper pastedown to front cover (as issued by the publisher). Clean and bright with color illustrations. Housed in a hand made cloth clamshell box with paper title label to spine and illustration of a bird with layered marbled paper to front cover of box. Unpaginated. An attractive keepsake. Size of box: 3.75 x 3.25 inches. Size of book: about 3.25 x 2.75 inches. NAT/121619. Fine.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1837. Hardcover. 2 volumes. First Complete American Edition. Very good in original dark brown cloth boards with embossed floral design and black leather title labels with gilt to spines. Wear to joints, edges of boards, and corners. Split to bookcloth along rear hinge and split to interior front hinge. Minor rubbing to boards. Pen and pencil markings to front free endpapers. Foxing throughout both volumes, otherwise the interiors are clean. Frontis and original tissue guards to both volumes. 570 pages in volume I; 699 pages in volume II. LIT/011420. Very Good.
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.
Baltimore: (2001). First Edition. Paperback. 8vo. Fine in blue paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations of each woman profiled. Article about the book's release is laid in at front. Includes a bookmark advertising the book. 107 pages. BALT/121619. 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.
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 -.