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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.
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+.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co, circa 1900. Hardcover. Scarce. Inscribed by the author "For the mother of Mary Matthews with best wishes of the Author - Alice Brooks / Written by the Great Great Aunt of Mary Matthews." on the front free endpaper. Alice Brooks was a Baltimore author who often wrote under the pseudonym "ALIX." A collection of advice for young mothers, most involving when and how to discipline kids - each with real life examples. The author notes that "most of the articles in this little volume have been published in Parish Visitor. The material, for many of them, has been gathered from the wise teachings of my mother, to whose memory I lovingly dedicate it." Bound with red cloth spine and corners over white cloth boards. Title in black to front cover with silver flower. Dampstaining and discoloration to covers and spine. Minor wear to corners and edges. Clean interior. 119 pages. LIT/041718. Very Good.
Baltimore: Middleton Press, 1988. Hardcover. SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. Folio. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Minor fading to edges. Red markings to head of spine. Interior is clean and bright with full color photographic illustrations throughout. 207 pp. Maryland. MD/5312. Very Good +.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991. Hardcover. SIGNED by all three editors on the front free endpaper. "The essays address many aspects of Baltimore's history and collectively provide a much broader vision of the city than traditional accounts offer" (jacket). Chapters address segregation and the stuggle for equality in Old West Baltimore, Baltimore's clothing industry, Radicalism on the waterfront in the 1930s, Hampden-Woodberry: Baltimore's Mill Villages, Camden Yards and the strike of 1877, Fells Point: Community and conflict in a working-class neighborhood and more. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in black. Clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Old price stickers to jacket. Bibliography, index, 268 pages. BALT/062218. Fine / Fine.
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: Editions de La Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1921. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 379 of 800 copies. Inscribed to Alfred Rosset, who often used the pseudonym of Blaise Allan. Rosset was a writer and translator. This was Jouhandeau's (1888 - 1979) first book. Beige paper wrappers with red title to spine. Minor foxing throughout. Tight binding. In original glassine wrapper. Glassine is chipped along spine and edges, as is common with this fragile material. 234 pages. FRE/080706. Very Good in Very good Minus dj.
Baltimore: Image Publishing, Ltd., (1986). Hardcover. Inscribed by Governor (also the author of the foreword). Oblong 4to. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior filled with color photographic illustrations. Brown illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and to spine. 120 pages. Maryland. MD/041409. Fine.
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.
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.
Baltimore: The Norman Publishing Co., 1930. Hardcover. 8vo. SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY AUTHOR. 103 of 300 copies. Light blue cloth backed boards with dark blue title to spine and gilt steamboat to front board. Minor browning to spine ends. The interior is clean overall, though there a few smudge marks. Original glassine jacket with a few large chips to edges. 151 pages. MD/032907. Very Good.
New York: Scholar's Facsimiles and Reprints, 1938. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Elizabethan Bibliograhpies No. 2. Limited edition, 300 copies. Very good in cream colored cloth backed brown paper covered boards with title label. Author's inscription to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. Index 151 pages. Literature. BOB01/110199. Very Good.
New York: Samuel A. Tannenbaum, 1941. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Elizabethan Bibliographies, No. 19. Limited edition, 300 copies. Signed by author. Very good in maroon cloth spine and brown paper covered boards with maroon title to title label on front board. Faded gilt title to faded spine. Author's inscription to front free end page. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 38 pages. Literature. BOB04/110199. Very Good.
New York: Samuel A. Tannenbaum, 1945. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS. Elizabethan Bibliographies No. 31. Vol. 2 only. Limited edition, 250 copies. Signed by author. Very good in maroon cloth backed brown paper covered boards with maroon title to white title label on front board and faded gilt title to faded spine. Inscription to front free end page. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 75. Literature. BOB6/110199. Very Good.
New York: Samuel A. Tannenbaum, 1943. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS. Elizabethan Bibliographies No. 29. Limited edition, 250 copies. Signed by author. Very good in maroon cloth backed brown paper covered boards with title label to front board. Gilt title to spine is illegible due to fading and rubbing. Minor wear to spine ends. Author's inscription to front free end page. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 44 pages. BOB05/110199. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Proof Press, 1937. Hardcover. Presentation copy, SIGNED by the publisher. Thin 8vo. Brown cloth backed patterned paper covered boards with brown title to white title label on front board. Slight yellowing to eges of pages. Ephemera laid in. White dust jacket with red title to front panel. Minor soiling to jacket. Books on Books. BOB1/01191. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Baltimore Operation Sail, Ltd, 1977. Paperback. PRESENTATION COPY. Presented to Hilda Mae from the Mayor of Baltimore on a bookplate affixed to the inside front cover, "Hilda Mae from Don." Hilda was Schaefer's companion for many years. Bound in illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Clean and bright with many illustrations. Rear cover is price-clipped, else fine. Housed in a thin, blue presentation box titled in gilt "Presented by William Donald Schaefer Mayor City of Baltimore" on the front cover. 50 pages. Fine.