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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1906. Hardcover. Bound in the original dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. An attractive daisy design covers the front board. Chipping to the white ink on many of the daisies. Clean interior with charming illustrations on many pages. 134 pages. LIT/111920. Very Good.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1864. Hardcover. This lovely book is the second edition of Charles Kingsley's famous children's classic that was beloved for decades in Victorian England. Kingsley (1819-1875) was an English priest, professor, social reformer, novelist, and poet. J. Noel Paton was a well-known Scottish artist and illustrator. Nicely bound in three quarter black leather with five raised spine bands with leather title lable. Red marbled paper covers with the same paper used for the pastedowns and free endpapers. Light bumping and a few slight abrasions to rear cover. Interior is generally clean and bright, with light aging to paper margins and a bit of foxing to the illustrations. Gift inscription dataed 1866 on half-title. Very good condition. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches. 378 pages plus two pages of publisher advertisements. CHILD/112320. 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.
Washington DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in association with University of Washington Press, (1988). Paperback. 4to. Blue paper wrappers with gilt title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor rubbing to exterior and minor creasing to corners. Pristine interior with both black and white and color illustrations throughout. Index, 240 pages. BOB/030712. Very Good in Wraps.
New York: Heritage Press, 1968. Hardcover. Includes about 75 legends from multiple tribes. Black patterned paper covered boards with yellow cloth spine titled in dark green. Short closed tear to head of spine. Housed in a yellow paper covered slipcase with minor wear to edges. Clean overall. 406 pages. NATAMER/101320. Very Good.
New York: MOMA Museum of Modern Art, 2013. Hard Cover. "Focuses on the breakthrough Surrealist years of Rene Magritte, creator of some of the twentieth century's most extraordinary images. Bringing together nearly eighty paintings, along with collages, objects, photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, this catalogue, published in conjunction with a major exhibition organized by the MOMA ... offers fresh insight into Magritte's indentity as a modern artist and one of Surrealism's greatest painters" (jacket). Grey cloth boards with white title to spine. In illustrated jacket with grey spine panel titled in blue and white. Quarto. 256 pages. ART/102220. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1887. Hardcover. Includes work by: Victor Berstrom, W.B. Closson, Timothy Cole, John P. Davis, Frank French, T. Johnson, F.S. King, Elbridge Kingsley, G. Kruell, R.A. Muller, C.A. Powell, S.G. Putnam, John Tinkey, F.H. Wellington, and Henry Wolf. Features 25 full page wood-engravings. An elephant folio bound in black cloth over dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front cover and spine. Ex-library with call numbers to spine and pocket to rear endpaper. Previous owner bookplate to front pastedown. Library repair to spine (modern black cloth pasted down over original cloth) and interior hinges (white hinge tape reinforcement). Dampstaining to front cover and to edges of rear cover. Heavy wear to corners of boards and mnior wear to edges. Minor browning to margins of most pages, but clean interior overall. Unpaginated. ART/090220. Very Good.
Paris and New York: Boussod, Valadon, and Co., David Bendann (Baltimore), 1896. Hardcover. One hundred plates - photogravures and etchings and one water color fac-simile. Vellum edition with text and engravings printed on vellum paper. Bound in the original dark red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black title to front cover. Gilt palette to front board. Spotting and rubbing to boards. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards with fraying to cloth. Cloth along both hinges is torn in places, but boards remain attached. Clean interior overall with occasional smudge marks. A nicely printed book with many plates. 102 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/090220. Very Good.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1966. Softcover. The sixth printing issued in 1969 of this "important and overdue contribution to the understanding of American race relations" (foreword). Most of the works included in the bibliography concentrate on works appearing between 1954 with the Supreme Court's decision that school segregation was unconstitutional, and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Some older sources are included if they appeared useful. The bibliography is arranged by background, social institutions, health, literature, intergroup relations, rural and urban problems, education, civil rights and many more. With an index of authors. Softcover with cream paper covers with titling in black. Small stain to top edge of pages and slight signs of handling but in very good condition. 190 pages. BOB/111320. Very Good.
Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1996. Hardcover. A story about possibilities featuring a young boy that finds stories and life in random objects, people, and places. He even finds inspiration from a coal scuttle. Tom Miller is a nationally acclaimed African American from Baltimore and is best known for his painted furniture, sculptures, prints, and paintings. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front cover. In yellow illustrated jacket with red title to spine panel. Light wear to edges of jacket, else fine. Bright, colorful interior with illustrations on every page. Unpaginated. CHILD/111920. Fine / Near Fine.
Princeton: Princeton University, 1979. Number 5 of 12 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. This scarce work by Julie Kingan was submitted to the Department of English at Princeton University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the A.B. degree at Princeton. For this requirement she created an artistic and accomplished production with handset type letterpress printed, handmade papers, and original etchings. This work comprises loose leaves with eleven text pages and thirteen etchings. The leaves are housed in a handsome solander box covered with handmade paper. The text and illustration pages are arranged in a varying order. Julie chose to letterpress print one of the most beautiful poems by the great William Morris, which highlights his love of all things medieval and Arthurian. It was published as part of an early collection of Morris's poetry, published in 1858. In fine condition. Measures about 17 inches tall. ARTISTSB/112520. Fine.