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New York: Arno Press, 1979. Hardcover. Originally published in 1755, Johnson's Dictionary helped to shape the English language. In addition to definitions, it includes excerpts exemplifying usage from important authors such as Shakespeare. This is a large, heavy folio. Originally printed in two volumes, this facsimilie edition combines both into one volume. Bound in three quarter dark brown leatherette over grey cloth covered boards. Gilt title and decoration to spine. Clean and bright. Due to the weight of the book, the text block is sagging a little, but remains firmly attached to the boards. Includes bound in red ribbon bookmark. This book should be stored flat (not standing up). This book may require extra shipping. REF/090220. Very Good.
Baltimore: Baltimore Review, 1991. Paperback. An overview of Baltimore in 1990 - including awards, noteworthy persons, sponsors, politics, museums, profiles of six regional artists, symphony, theater, 3 poems by Allan Antisdel, the Orioles, Baltimore's soccer team, restaurants, local businesses etc. Blue paper wrappers with white title to spine and front cover. Light rubbing and wear to edges. Clean and bright overall. 100 pages. BALT/091620. Very Good.
Paris: Imprimerie Imperiale, 1856. Hardcover. Part of: "Collection de Documents Inedits sur L'Histoire de France Publies par les soins du Ministre de L'instruction Publique". Two volumes bound in cream paper covered boards with black titles to spines. Bumping to corners, rubbing and minor soiling to covers, a few small tears / heavily rubbed spots to paper covering boards. Foxing to both volumes. Browning to second volume along with minor dampstaining along bottom margins of some pages. Filled with architectural drawings and plans. A nice set despite the condition issues noted. Text in French. Quartos. 402 pages in volume I; 562 pages in volume II. May require extra money for shipping as this is a heavy set. ARCH/081220. Very Good.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1993. Hardcover. Number 71 of 210 copies. A fascinating account by papermaker and historian Nigel Macfarlane of his travels to visit papermakers and paper mills throughout India and Nepal. He describes their processes and products and includes several photographs of papermaking in North India. The text is followed by 20 beautiful paper samples. He includes a papermaking chronology for the two countries and a short bibliography. Bound in a red and cream paper with a n intricate design, with cream linen spine with a leather title label. The book was composed in Dante types by Golgonooza Letter Foundry and printed on Arches Mouldmade paper at the Bird & Bull Press. Bound by the Campbell-Logan Binder. In fine condition. Measures 6 x 9.25 inches. 103 pages. BOB/072820. Fine.