Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. Hardcover. Indiana politician and diplomat Meredith Nicholson (1866 - 1947) was also a best-selling author contributing to the Golden Age of Literature in Indiana along with Booth Tarkington. Exlibrary with stamp to title page and a few other pages. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Clean aside from library markings. 237 pages. LIT/102518. Very Good.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1907. Hardcover. Indiana politician and diplomat Meredith Nicholson (1866 - 1947) was also a best-selling author contributing to the Golden Age of Literature in Indiana along with Booth Tarkington. Bound in the original dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Illustrated color pastedown to front cover. Scuffing to illustration. Slight roll to spine. Minor wear to corners, edges, and spine ends. Pen inscription dated 1907 to front free endpaper. Notecard in Braille paperclipped to rear free endpaper. Rust stains from clip to facing pages. Occassional small smudge marks to interior, but clean overall. 387 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, (1910). Hardcover. Indiana politician and diplomat Meredith Nicholson (1866 - 1947) was also a best-selling author contributing to the Golden Age of Literature in Indiana along with Booth Tarkington. Light olive green cloth boards with dark brown title to spine and front cover. Slight sunning to spine. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of boards. Clean overall with pen gift inscription to front free endpaper "With love to Priscilla Christmas 1914 From Bird." Color frontis and many black and white line drawings within the text. 410 pages. LIT/102518. Very Good.
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1903. Hardcover. Indiana politician and diplomat Meredith Nicholson (1866 - 1947) was also a best-selling author contributing to the Golden Age of Literature in Indiana along with Booth Tarkington. Includes six full page black and white illustrations by Fisher. Bound in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Small illustration of a trolley car to front cover. Rubbing and minor sunning to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to edges, hinges, corners and spine ends. Occasional smuge marks, but clean and bright overall. 419 pages. LIT/102518. Very Good.
CT: Forlags ab wiken / Menkler Books, 1987. Hardcover. In this book "we encounter 50 creative individuals, 26 women and 24 men, in a vigorous and highly colored true story of Creative Sweden ... It reflects in words and pictures, something of the manifold variety and stark contrasts to be met in today's Swedish folklore of art, craftsmanship, and design ... it ranges between deadly seriousness and unrestrained hilarity" (jacket). Glossy white illustrated paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. Light soiling / rubbing to covers. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. Minor wear and a few short tears to edges of jacket. Clean, bright interior with many color illustrations. 184 pages. ART/121218. Very Good / Very Good.
Chicago: F.T. Neely, 1889. Hardcover. A collection of poetry and humorous short stories compiled for the amusement of railway passengers to read on the train. "They [the authors] have decided to issue a guide which will be good for one to read after one has missed one's train by reason of one's faith in otehr guides which we may have in one's luggage. Let it be understood, then, that we are wholly irresponsible, and we are glad of it ... Our plan is to issue a book worth about $9 charging only fifty cents for it and then see to it that no time tables or maps which will never return after they have been pulled out once, shall creep in among its pages" (introduction). Bound in mustard yellow cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Black and gilt illustration to front cover. Fraying, rubbing, and wear to edges, hinges, and corners. Filled with illustrations. Pages are a little brittle. Browning to margins of pages and penned signature of previous owner (from Indiana), but clean otherwise. 203 pages. HUM/102518. Very Good.
Indianapolis and Kansas City: Bowen-Merrill Company, 1897. Hardcover. Published posthumously by the author's widow. Includes 21 full page black and white illustrations. Original red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Illustration of a jester in white, black, and gilt to front cvoer. Slight sunning to spine. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper dated Christmas 1896. Browning to one page, likely from an acidic scrap of paper that is no longer present. An attractive book. 273 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1916. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Wear to edges of boards and corners. Crack to binding after first few pages and also at rear hinge. Foxing to first and last pages and pen markings to endpapers. Textblock remains in one piece and is attached to boards, but binding is very loose. Darkening to gilt on spine. A good reading copy. 354 pages. LIT/120518. Very Good.
Paris: Pairault et Cie. 1896. Softcover. A charming and uncommon miniature book from this Parisian publisher of miniature books. Bound in stiff brown paper covers with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Browning to pages and some loose signatures otherwise very good. The wrappers are loose along the front hinge. In French. Measures 1 1/4 x 1 x 7/8 inches. 60 pages. MINIATURE/120318. Very Good.
New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Co, 1913. Hardcover. Folio. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Textblock is in one piece, but is detached from boards. Fraying and wear to spine, hinges, and edges of boards. Closed tear to bookcloth near head of spine. Filled with black and white photographic illustrations. Clean overall with occasional smudge marks and spots of foxing. Sold as is. A good reading copy. This is a large, heavy book and may require an extra shipping fee. 183 pages. ARCH/102618. Good.
New York: George Braziller1975, 1975. Hardcover. Second edition of this lovely facsimile of a manuscript held by the Morgan Library. There are 157 reproductions of the exquisite miniatures illustrating the text of the book of hours. There are also appendixes on the format and content, a detailed reconstruction of manuscript, the calendar, and a bibliography. Bound in cream leatherette with gilt titling to spine and crest to front cover. In fine condition. Housed in a black slipcase with title label to spine and front cover. The cse has some bumping and scraping and only very good. 359 pages. Small octavo. Near Fine.
New York: PublicAffairs, 2018. Paperback. Advance Reading Copy printed with no index. "A vivid political history of the schemes, plots, political maneuvering, and conspiracies that have attempted - successfully and not - to remove unwanted presidents" (rear cover). Beige paper wrappers with red spine panel titled in black. Clean and bright. 287 pages. AME/100318. Fine.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1895. Hardcover. First Edition. A personal recollection of the author's experiences on the American frontier. Bound in the original olive green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and illustration of a log cabin to front cover. Minor rubbing to covers and a few scuff marks. Bumping to corners. Handwritten label from Ornie Crest Library on front endpaper and inscription from Theodore Ingham to Harold Waters dated Dec 25th 1899 in pen to front free endpaper. Lacks frontispiece and one other illustration. Includes 14 of the 16 photographic illustrations. 326 pages. AME/102418. Very Good.
New York: Atheneum, 1980. Hardcover. First Edition. Reed's "latest adventure into the world of offbeat humor and on-target social criticism is a vision of America in teh not-too-distant future, a portrait of a fairy-tale land gone frighteningly awry" (jacket). Blue cloth spine over pink paper covered boards. Gilt title to spine and embossed title to front cover. Two pieces of tape adhered to and/or removed from both boards. Where tape has been removed some paper has also lifted. Foxing to edges of textblock. In pink illustrated dust jacket with dark blue title to spine. Short closed tear to rear flap of jacket and minor wear to edges. 180 page. LIT/120618. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1930. Third printing. Uncommon. Inscribed by both Paul Robeson and his wife, the author Eslanda Robeson in 1931 on half-title. Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was one of the major public figures of the 20th century. He was famous for his cultural accomplishments as a singer and actor, his athletic abilities, and his political activism. He became active in the Civil Rights Movement and other social justice campaigns. His sympathies for the Soviet Union and for communism, and his criticism of the United States government and its foreign policies, caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era. In 1921 he married Eslanda Goode (1895-1965). She also had many accomplishments as an anthropologist, actor, civil rights activist, and author. The Robeson's had a complicated marriage, made more difficult by his multiple affairs. This biography of him was her first book. Supposedly Robeson was deeply angered by the way he was depicted as lazy, immature, and in need of her. Despite all, their marriage endured until her death in 1965. Bound in reddish-brown cloth with gilt titling to spine. Covers and spine are bumped, chipped, and worn. Interior pages very good with aging to paper and a few brown spots and chipped fore-edges. Several b&w illustrations of Robeson throughout. Despite flaws a very desirable copy with the two inscriptions. 178 pages. AFRIAMER/120518.
New York: Benziger Brothers. Hardcover. Reprint of 1883 Benziger Brothers edition. Purple cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Slight fading to spine panel and small mark of discoloration to foot of spine. Clean interior overall with small dampstaining marks along top edge of top margins of most pages. 312 pages. SPA/100318. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 2000. Hardcover. Signed by the author. This book "tells stories of neighborhoods, people, and landmarks taht have been important to Baltimore's Jewish experience" (jacket). Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor dampstaining to rear board and top of spine. Clean, bright interior with photographic illustrations. In navy blue dust jacket with white title to spine and front cover. Evidence of dampstaining to interior of rear panel of jacket - but no damage is visible from exterior. 214 pages. BALT/120618. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Chicago: Baluster Books, 1984. Hardcover. New complete edition in 174 plates. ENGLISH language edition. Oblong. Black cloth boards with gilt title "Schinkel" to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Small white marking to front cover. A few small spots of soiling to foredge of textblock, but clean and bright overall. Unpaginated. ARCH/102618. Near Fine.
Paris: Pairault et Cie, 1896. A charming and uncommon miniature book from this Parisian publisher. Bound in green stiff paper covers with title in gilt to front cover and spine. Gilt is faded and pages browned but still very good. Rubbing to hinges. This book is mostly disbound, but all pages remain present. In French. Measures 1 1/4 x 1 x 7/8 inches. 60 pages. MINIATURE/120318. Very Good.
Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University, 1999. Hardcover. Includes postcards, local history, and lore from the beaches of Maryland and Delaware c.1900 - 1960. Fine in blue cloth boards with silver title to spine. In fine blue illustrated jacket with yellow title to spine panel. Light rubbing to jacket. Pristine interior filled with full color photographic illustrations of postcards. 86 pages. MD/121218. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: George Braziller, . Hardcover. A lovely facsimile of the famed illuminated manuscript now in the Morgan Library. The work was completed in 1546 by Clovis for Alessandro Cardinal Farnese. Bound in faux brown sued covers with embossed designs and titling in silver to spine. With a plain paper dust jacket and housed in a stiff paper slipcase with slight aging and soiling. Very good plus condition. 167 pages. ILLUM/121018. Very Good+.