Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1950. Hardcover. First edition, later printing. "The story of a woman's coming of age amid one of the great adventures of our history" (jacket). Blue cloth boards with dark blue title to spine. Minor wear and light browning to edges of boards. Loss to bookcloth along bottom edge of rear board and small dampstain. Clean and bright interior. In beige jacket with blue title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a few small tears. 409 pages. LIT/122618. Very Good / Very Good.
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1946). Hardcover. First edition. Tan cloth boards with blue title to spine and front cover. Slight roll to spine and browning to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and spine ends. Pen notation from previous owner to front free endpaper "This is a wonderful book." Slight browning to margins of pages. 378 pages. LIT/122618. Very Good / Very Good.
Rutland, VT: Carolyn Shattuck, 2016. Hardcover. Number ? of 10 copies. This is a stunning work from well-known artist Carolyn Shattuck that uses the carousel structure and includes origami figures resting on brightly patterned Art Nouveau style papers. In addition to artists' books, she is a painter and creator of paper art. Carolyn exhibits her work nationally in numerous juried exhibitions and has received many awards. Her books have been collected by a number of special collections libraries at universities throughout the country. She teaches Book Art workshops in New England and Florida. She describes this work as "an expression of living life to the fullest while being aware of its risks." She writes: of the book "I love patterning and design so I explored combining two different art forms, Art Nouveau and Japanese Origami. Each origami figure including the turtle, the butterflies, carp, and the peacock signify the mystery, complexity, and variation of life on earth. The interior spine is a collection of quotes describing approaches to living life in excess." Printed with original origami paper and Red River paper. Housed in a black slipcase made with Lama Li paper. In fine condition. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. ARTISTS/122818. Fine.
New York: T.B. Sidebotham, 1879. Paperback. Reprinted from the New York Freeman's Journal, this pamphlet addresses the discovery of Mississippi. Tan paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Chipping to edges of wrappers, with several large chips to rear wrapper. Browning to edges of wrappers and minor staining to rear wrapper. Previous owners stamp to front cover and top margins of first few pages. Clean interior otherwise. 24 pages. AMER/021919. Very Good.
Bryn Mawr, PA: Open Connections, Inc., (1980). Paperback. Very good+ in white illustrated paper wrappers with blue title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor rubbing and creasing to exterior. Interior is clean and bright and filled with illustrations. 133 pages. EDU/020819. Very Good+.
New York: Arundel Printing and Publishing Company, circa 1881. Hardcover. Bound in the original red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Large chip to book cloth on spine. Wear to edges and corners of boards with chipping to book cloth along spine ends. Roll to spine. Loose binding with several large splits - but still a good reading copy. Includes illustrations. Minor dampstaining to some margins and corners. Previous owner inscription in pen dated 1881 to front endpaper. Old price stamp in black to front endpaper. A charming book despite noted wear. 128 pages. POE/122818. Good Plus.
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: The Harry T Thomas Company, 1896. One of 540 copies of the scarce Autograph Edition signed by the author/artist. Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915) was an American author, artist and engineer born in Baltimore, Maryland, a descendant of Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He became a contractor in New York City and did much work for the Federal government, including the stone ice-breaker at Bridgeport, Connecticut, the jetties at the mouth of the Connecticut river, the foundation for the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, and the Race Rock Lighthouse off New London, Connecticut. His vacations were spent sketching in the White Mountains, in Cuba, in Mexico, and afterwards in Venice, Constantinople and Holland. He published various volumes of travel illustrated by himself, including this work on Venice [Wikipedia]. This beautiful large folio is extensively illustrated both in color and black & white. There are 20 full page color plates and 21 in b&w, all protected by tissue guards. In addition there are numerous color and b&w text illustrations throughout the book. In his preface Smith wrote that his aim was to describe and depict the beauties of Venice that one sees in the sunlight of a summer's day. Bound in contemporary brown three quarter leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Leather is scraped and scuffed, with tear along top of spine. Paper boards are also scraped and worn. The interior pages are quite clean and bright. There is a margin stain on the free front endpaper but the rest of the book is very good plus. A very desirable copy of this homage to the magical city of Venice. 140 pages plus plates. This is very heavy book that will require extra postage. ART/012319.
Washington DC: Nuclassics and Science Publishing Company, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. "What changes does a black soldier from South Carolina go through when he is serving in Vietnam? How does he adjust? Does he fall in and out of love? What does he think of black people and what does he think of white people? READ INSIDE - You will see!" (jacket). Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. In white dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor browning to spine and edges of jacket. A few chips to edges of jacket. Jacket is price clipped. 72 pages. AFAMER/122018. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: The Citadel Press, 1970. Hardcover. "The direct inspiration for the First Universal Races Congress came in 1906 at a conference held in Eisenach, Germany, of leaders of the International Union of Ethical Societies" (jacket). Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Offsetting to endpapers, else clean. In black and white illustrated dust jacket wiht white title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to edges and panels of jacket. 485 pages. AFRAMER/122018. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Coward-McCann Inc. and National Audubon Society, 1954. Hardcover. Includes tapped in card from the author, signed and a tapped in photograph of the author. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Illustrated. In white dust jacket with red title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor soiling to jacket. 527 pages. NAT/122018. Very Good / Very Good.
Baltimore: By the Author in Cooperation with the Calvert County Historical Society, 1960. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor fading to edges and spine. Author's signature to front free end page. Light browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. with photographic illustrations throughout. Blue and white illustrated and price clipped dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Soiling, chipping and creasing to dust jacket which has been repaired with archival tape and is in a protective plastic sleeve. Index, 404 pages. MD/011419. Very Good / Good+.
Essex, CT: The Connecticut River Foundation at Steamboat Dock, 1979. Paperback. 8vo. Very good in off-white illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front and spine panels. Writing in pen to top corner of front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 51 pages. MAR/013019. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Maryland Historical Society, 1868. Paperback. 8vo. Very good- in light brown paper wrappers. Rear wrapper is missing and about half of the spine is chipped away. Chipping and soiling to front wrapper. Writing to top edge of front wrapper. Minor damp staining to top of half title page. Small open tear to top edge of rear free end page. Else is clean and bright. 44 pages. MD/021319. Very Good -.
London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, and Co, 1888. Hardcover. A collection of four pieces by Longueville, all previously published. Black cloth boards with red edges and gilt title to spine and red title to front cover. There is a one inch closed tear to the top of the rear hinge. Chipping to bookcloth along spine ends and hinges. Minor browning to margins and dampstaining to bottom corners of fore-edge, but clean interior overall. 302 pages. LIT/122018. Very Good.
Fribourg: Editions d'Art Ebory, . Hardcover. An exquisite exact facsimile of a miniature book of hours from the Vatican library's collections. This is the first reproduction of this sumptuously designed and decorated book from the end of the fifteenth century. The facsimile is bound in fine brown leather with three raised spine bands with gilt decorations and Ross 94, gilt heraldic image on front cover, and all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. The book was laser printed on specially made paper. Accompanying the book is another book providing commentary in French written by Marcel Thomas, the chief conservator of the manuscripts department at the Bibliotheque Nationale. He writes about the book's provenance, history, and importance. This is followed by a discussion of the decorations and bibliographical details. Bound in cream suede soft covers with gilt title on front cover. Both volumes are housed in a cream colored suede clamshell box with the title on spine. Books and box are all in fine condition. Facsimile measures 2.75 x 3.75 inches and has 240 pages; Commentary is 45 pages. Box measures 5.75 x 8 inches. ILLUM/010319. Fine.
Baltimore: Schneidereith and Sons, 1979. Hardcover. Founded in 1853, Loudon Park Cemetery is the oldest in Baltimore city. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt decoration to front cover. Clean and bright. Pen inscription to front endpaper dated 1981. 96 pages. BALT/121218. Fine.
Baltimore: The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland. Paper Wrappers. 4to. Brown paper wrappers with white title to spine and front cover. Clean interior with tight binding. Illustrated. Foxing to fore-edge of textblock. 128 pages. MD/021419. Very Good.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1973. Hardcover. Revised and Updated. Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bump to front cover. Clean interior with black and white illustrations and four color plates. In white dust jacket with black title to spine spine and front panels. A few short closed tears to edges of jacket. 283 pages. MD/121218. Very Good / Very Good.
Cambridge. MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1975. First Edition. Paperback. 8vo. Mint green paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor foxing and rubbing to wrappers. Old price sticker to rear wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Tells the story of Ernest Tucker and his adventures sailing the Chesapeake Bay in his boat, Half Pint. 96 pages. MD/020619. Very Good.
London: Thames and Hudson, (1983). Hardcover. 12mo. A facsimile of the 15th-century Flemish Book of Hours made for William, Lord Hastings now in the British Library, London. 78 pages reproduced in color. Fine in off-white cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Housed in off-white illustrated slip case with ribbon. 159 pages. ILL/021819. Fine.
New Jersey: Turtle Light Press, 2010. Softcover. The poet writes: "I worked in Israel for six years including three years as a reporter for The New York Times. But I never felt like I was able to capture the essence of the country...in my reportage. Upon my return to the U.S. I rediscovered haiku and realized that I had stumbled upon a form that I could use to write about Israel in a way that I always wanted." The result is this lovely small book with verse that captures the contradictions and paradoxes of life in Israel. Done in a dos a dos structure with one side for Peace and the other for War. Bound in black paper covers with white title label on one side. This third edition was printed and produced by Laserwave Inc. in New Brunswick, NJ. In fine condition. 32 pages. POET/013119. Fine.
Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1994. Paperback. 4to. SCARCE. Originally published in 1847. Minor browning and a few light spots of foxing to wrappers. Interior is clean and bright with several illustrations. 66 pages. MD/021319. Very Good.
Baltimore: County Directories of Maryland, (1956). Hardcover. 4to. Orange and white paper covered boards with black title to front board and to spine panel. Spine faded to yellow. Minor fading to edges of front board. A few small cosed tears to head of spine. Light rubbing and one small spot of soiling to rear board. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 298 pages. MD/011618. Very Good.
Washington DC: Goverment Printing Office, 1947. Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor rubbing, soiling, and bumping to exterior. Remnants of tape to top edge of front board. Minor foxing to end pages and minor browning to edges of pages. Light musty smell. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 164 pages. Letter laid in (was once taped) from Rear Admiral Ellis Reed-Hill. MAR/021819. Very Good.