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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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.
Buffalo: State University of New York, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to edges. Library of congress surplus stamp to front free endpaper. Else is clean and bright. Author's signature to title page. Off-white dust jacket with red title to front panel and brown title to spine. Light rubbing, edgewear and slight fading to dust jacket. 395 pages. Books on Books. BOB609051. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Ilheus: Edicoes SBS Ltda: Ilheus - Bahia, 1970. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by the author, Arthur Brandao. Uncommon book on the history and people of Ilheus, one of the oldest cities in Brazil. Most of the book consists of black & white photographs and biographies of the people of the day in Ilheus. It includes everyone from government officials, journalists, members of prominent families, to even a beauty queen or two. There is an informality to the book that lends charm. The book is inscribed to Lincoln Gordon, a former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil by Brandao, one of the authors. Bound in white paper covered boards with green metallic titles to spine and front cover. Covers and head of spine have been bent and creased without affecting the interior, which is clean and tight. Short closed tear to top of rear hinge. In Portuguese. 352 pages. SOAM/080707. Very Good Minus.
Brussels: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, 1986. Paperback. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very good+ in oversize illustrated grey wraps with black title to spine and front panel. Spine faded to green. Clean interior. Illustrated throughout with large black and white and a few color plates. Books on Books. BOB/082008. Very Good+.
Roma: A Cura del Comitato Giuliano, (1947). Paperback. PRESENTATION COPY to Otto Weis. Signature is unclear - possibly it is a presentation copy from one of the authors. Very good in grey paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor wear to edges. Clean interior. 123 pages plus index. In Italian. ITA1/1252. Very Good.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1945. Paperback. Inscribed by the author to Blaise Allan. Limited edition of 1030 copies. This copy is unnumbered; however, the author has printed "d'auteur D.R." in the blank space provided for the number. Very good in black paper wrappers with off-white spine panel titled in black. Staining to spine panel, a few chips to edges of front cover, and a few small creases to both covers. Clean interior. 219 numbered pages. FRE/121912. Very Good.
Verviers: Bureau, No date. Circa 1880s. Hardcover. Presentation copy signed by the author. Good minus in blue leather with gilt lettering and raised bands on spine. Gilt emblem to both covers. Pages edged in gilt. Rear board is detached but present. Bottom piece of spine is also detached along with front endpage which bears the author's signature. Short closed tear to front endpage near author's signature. Occasional spots of foxing. 115 pages. FRE1/12050. Very Good.
Garden City: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1963. Hardcover. INSCRIBED by the author, Ike Eisenhower's brother and former President of Johns Hopkins University, to Dr. Frank R Smith Jr. Near fine in very good plus dj. Interior very bright; index; 342 pp. Latin American Studies. LATAM/1033. Near Fine in Very Good + DJ.
New York: Horizon House, 1936. Hardcover. Cloth Boards. Very Good Plus/Good. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and front board. Gilt illustration of naval officer to front board. Gilt to spine is slightly faded. Light wear to edges of spine and corners. Interior is browned along margins and is foxed lightly on some pages. Browned end pages. Gold dj with blue illustration to front panel. Dj has large open tear to rear panel, rubbing to panels, and heavy wear/chipping to top edges. Tightly bound. Appendixes, 226 pp. NAV/040504. Very Good +.
Boringhieri, 1980. Paperback. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. In grey paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Spine and edges of wrappers are sunned, and interior is browned, else Near Fine. 272 pages. Italian Language. ITAL1/04121. Very Good +.
Paris: Au Semeur, (1892). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very good in modern black leatherette with gilt lettering on spine. Presentation copy signed by the author on the front free end page. Brown damp stain and minor damage to lower righthand corner of margin (does not affect text). Text is clean and bright. 241 pages. French Language. FRE109150. Very Good.
Paris: NRF, (1948). Paperback. Inscribed by the author to Blaise (Blaise Allan). Number 1376 printed on velin Marais-Crevecoeur. Frontispiece is a color lithograph by J.C. Imbert. Very good in stiff paper wrappers with red title to spine and front cover. Wear to edges and spine ends of wrappers with chipping and closed tears to hinges and spine ends. Creasing to a few corners and a few smudge marks, but overall the interior is clean. A few splits to binding. In original glassine which is heavily chipped and worn. 80 pages. Thin quarto. FRE/121912. Very Good.
Paris: Paul Morihien, 1947. Paper Wrappers. 425 of 800 copies. Inscribed to Blaise Allan by the author. 4to. Very good in beige paper wrappers with red and black title to spine and front panel. The interior is clean and bright, printed in red and black ink. In original glassine with large closed tear along front hinge and minor chipping to edges. Dampstain along rear edge of glassine and small puncture mark to rear panel. 266 pages. FRE/100307. Very good with very good minus jacket.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Signed and with a lengthy inscription by the author on the front free end page. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Latin America. LATAM103191. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: The Viking Press, 1964. Poor, Anne. Hardcover. 4to. INSCRIBED BY ARTIST on dedication page. Laid in is a letter from the artist to Laurance and Isabel Roberts. L. Roberts was a noted a art director and Orientalist. Blue and white cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior filled with illustrations, many of which are in color. Illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 57 pages. GREECE/061406. Near Fine in Near Fine dj.
Paris: Editions de La Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1929. Masson, Andre. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO ALFRED ROSSET. Light blue paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panel. Minor fading to spine and to edges of panels. Small closed tear to spine panel. Minor wear to edges. A few spots of foxing to interior, else clean. 71 pages. FRE/041007. Very Good.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1932). Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Number 246 on 600 copies. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Slight fading to spine. Inscription to front free end page dated August 1932. Light foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Untrimmed page edges. 142 pages. English History. ENGHIST02/0530.
Edinburgh: Otto Schulze and Company, 1910. Hardcover. 8vo. 1 of 350 copies. Inscribed by the author "To ? Cloy in affectionate remembrance Don C. Setiz June 27, 1910." Light brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Light foxing to endpages, else very clean interior with bright text. Tight binding. A nice copy. 181 pages. BOB/040405. Near Fine.