Lapeer, MI: Marguerite de Angeli Library, 1987. Paperback. Thin illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Black and white illustrations throughout with color frontispiece. Tape covering spine, presumably as issued as it appears to have the title and author printed on it in typeface matching cover. Clean. 60 pages. BOB/031819. Very Good.
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New York: Geo. A. Leavitt & Co., Auctioneers, (1880). Hardcover. SCARCE. American auction catalog for Augustin Daly's collection. Augustin Daly (1838 –1899) was one of the most influential men in American theatre during his lifetime. Drama critic, theatre manager, playwright, and adapter, he became the first recognized stage director in America. He was dramatic critic for several New York papers from 1859, and he adapted or wrote a number of plays, Under the Gaslight (1867) being his first success. In 1869 he became the manager of the Fifth Avenue Theatre on 24th St. and in 1873 the Fifth Avenue Theatre on 28th. In 1879 he rebuilt and opened Daly's Theatre at Broadway and 30th Street in New York, and, in 1893, Daly's Theatre in London. Daly formed a permanent company in New York and opened Daly's Theatre in New York in 1879 and a second one in London in 1893. At Daly’s Theatre he assembled a company of players headed by well-known actress Ada Rehan. Some of the best actors of the time owed their training and early successes to him, including John Drew Jr., Maurice Barrymore, Maude Adams, Mrs. Gilbert, Tyrone Power, and Isadora Duncan. Bound in three quarter brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Rubbing to boards. Browning to margins of pages. Bookplate of Franklin Johnston to front endpaper. Frontispiece portrait of Daly. Prices realized written in pen next to most entries, some with the names of the people who bought the item. 201 pages. BOB/030819. Very Good.
Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey, 2019. Hardcover. Number 25 of 55 copies. This is one of 30 standard copies. There were also 20 deluxe copies and five hors de commerce. This beautifully produced leaf book begins with Pollard’s essay that was written for the catalogue of William Andrews Clark Jr.’s renowned book collection, published in 1921 by John Henry Nash. "Rather than a straight historical account of the two presses, Pollard offers a meditation on their influences and influence, particularly in matters of design and typography. It is embellished here with calligraphy by Martin Jackson, and accompanied by a leaf from both of the presses: the Kelmscott's Golden Legend and the Doves' English Bible." [Publisher statement] "Heavenly Monkey is the imprint of publisher Rollin Milroy, dedicated to creating books for people interested in contemporary applications of traditional book crafts: handmade papers, letterpress printing, and bindings that emphasize both aesthetic and structural integrity. Our books are designed as objects to be experienced both intellectually and physically; innovative use of technology from any era, and its skillful application are the studio's guiding principles." [Publisher website] Bound in blue paper covered boards with with dark blue cloth spine and with titling and cloth title label to front cover. Printed in Centaur type and with calligraphy in red by Martin Jackson from polymer plates on dampened Arches paper. In fine condition. Measures 10 x 15 inches. 18 pages plus leaves and colophons. PRI/022819. Fine.
New York: George W. Stewart, (1940). First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS. FIRST EDITION. Very good in light blue cloth covered boards with blue title to spine. Minor fading to spine. Soiling to front board and fading to edges. Foxing and browning to end pages and to a few pages throughout. Text is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Authors' inscription to half title pages. Inscription reads: "For Dorothy, The first to read it complete. Eleanor Warren Stewart, George W. Stewart." 63 pages. BOB/031219. Very Good.