April SALE! All books in the Books on Books, Canadian & Arctic History, European History and Languges, Latin American History, and Maritime sections priced at $125 and under are 50% off for the month of April.
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Sao Paulo: Reitoria da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1950. Paperback. SCARCE. 2a Edicao. Ruy (or Rui) Barbosa (1849 - 1923) was a Brazilian author and politician. He was committed to defending civil liberties and contributed to the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888. This portfolio includes a facsimile of the "Oracao aos Mocos" or "Prayer for Young Men" speech that he wrote for graduates of the class of 1920 from the Faculdade de Direito de Sao Paulo. The speech was read by Professor Reinaldo Porchat as Barbosa was ill and unable to attend the ceremony. The speech has been reproduced directly from the original typescript and shows pen corrections that Barbosa made. Also included are facsimile copies of letters, telegrams, photographs, and newspaper articles. Unbound folio sheets as issued. Housed in a white paper portfolio with red and black title to front panel. Half of a red wax seal is adhered to the rear panel of the portfolio. The edges are worn with tears to the edges and there is minor soiling to the covers. IN PORTUGUESE. Unpaginated. SAMER/011013. Very Good.
[Austin, Humanities Research Center, 1966]. Hardcover. First edition. One of 1000 copies. A chronological list of all manuscripts, letters, and books by the Brownings in the University of Texas's Browning collection. Bound in white cloth in cream pictorial dust jacket. Near fine in chipped dust jacket. 120 pages. Near Fine / Very Good Minus.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1967). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good white cloth boards with a little foxing and slightly faded spine. Small area of grey paint to top corner of rear board. Nice grey endpapers; Beautiful b/w and color photographs, diagrams of yachting; 164 pages. Maritime. MARIT/10032. Very Good.
Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001. Hardcover. Quarto. An overview of the medieval period through pictures of art and architecture, broken down into subject areas such as religion, work, sex, death, knighthood, magic, hunting, etc. Includes biographies of key personalities, timelines, maps, glossary, gazetteer, and bibliography. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown. In illustrated dust jacket with white an red title to spine panel. Clean and bright. Includes 612 color and 188 black and white illustrations. 336 pages. MEDIEVAL/022216. Fine / Fine.
London, New York, Toronto: The London School of Economics and Political Science, and Longmans, Green and Co., 1952. Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Light grey dust jacket with maroon title to front and spine panels. Minor toning to edges and spine of dust jacket. Index, 654 pages. English History. ENGHIST/012012. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: New York Labor News Company, 1922. Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Soiling to boards. Minor bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright with only a few spots of light foxing throughout. Includes several illustrations. 120 pages + publishers ads. French History. FREHIS/090215. very Good-.
Chicago: The Carton Club, 1938. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. 1 of 250 copies. Red cloth covered boards with small gilt title to spine. Slight wear to spine ends and corners. Minor fading to spine and one small spot of discoloration to front board. Embossed design to front board. Inscribed by previous owner. Clean, tight interior. Includes illustrations. Minor browning as a result of the illustrations. 29 pp. BOB/030705. Very Good.
. An original drawing by Aubrey Beardsley. Beardsley (1872-1898) is the best known illustrator from the British 1890s. He lived a tragically short time, dying of tuberculosis at the age of 25. This lovely major work, the epitome of Beardsley’s style of art nouveau, is for the spine of the binding cases of Sir Thomas Malory, Le morte Darthur, published by J. M. Dent, 1893-94, Beardsley’s first important commission. The book's title (spelled incorrectly as “La Morte Darthur”), author, publisher, and date are included in the design, which is in fact drawn on four separate pieces of paper that have been adhered together. Malory's Le Morte Darthur, published by Dent has been described as incomparable. The same can be said of Aubrey Beardsley's beautiful and remarkable designs (a term he preferred to "illustrations"). Beardsley was only 20 years old when Dent commissioned him to do all of the designs for this work. It was a leap of faith by Dent in taking a chance on an unproven artist. The illustrations were done during 1892-1894 for the initial issue in parts, beginning in June 1893. The design is done in ink on paper with pencil under-drawing showing the change from the initial position of the leaves, on four separate pieces of paper, the title and top border inset above the ornamental panel ; 27 x 6.7 cm. Framed. In fine condition. Provenance: J. M. Dent. Exhibited: “Burne-Jones, The Pre-Raphaelites, and their Century,” Peter Nahum, London, 1989, 165 (listed in catalogue vol. I, p. 166-167, reproduced. vol. 2, pl. 124); “Beautiful Decadence,” Japan, 1998, 7 (reproduced in catalogue). Literature: Ian Fletcher, Aubrey Beardsley, 1987, p. 128-129; A. E. Gallatin, Aubrey Beardsley: Catalogue and Bibliography, 1945, p. 33; Mark Samuels Lasner, A Selective Checklist of the Published Work of Aubrey Beardsley, 1995. ORIG/011116.
Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1913. Hardcover. 12mo. In red 3/4 leather with dark marbled paper covered boards with gilt title stamp to banded spine. Minor overall edgewear to boards, front outer hinge very tender and nearly detatched. A few light margin notes in pencil. Interior is otherwise very clean with very clean black and white illustrated frontis and title page with original tissue guard. Gilt top edge with untrimmed edges to fore and bottom. 226 pages. French Language. FRE/082306. Very Good Minus.
Paris: P. Didot L'Aine, 1822. Hardcover. Very good minus full brown leather tiny volume (5.4 x 3.4 x 0.8), gilt tooling around board edges, marbled endpapers and edges. Lacks leather spine, has been reinforced with maroon tape, which also covers the hinges. Handwritten label to spine. Inner hinges have been reinforced with brown tape as well, split near front hinge at half-title page but the maroon tape on the outside keeps it together (half-title is loose, but still bound into textblock). Laid-paper interior is lightly browned but text remains bright. Only minor foxing throughout. In French. 238 pages. French. FRE/12043. Very Good -.