Silver Spring: Silver Spring Press, 1983. Hardcover. First edition. SIGNED by the author / artist. Each page features a flying event for a different pilot with an illustration and a few brief facts. A good introduction to aviation for a child and an interesting interpretation for an enthusiast. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few white spots to boards. Blue dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Includes several tipped-in illustrations. 205 pages. AVI/080508. Very Good in near fine jacket.
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New York: Covici Friede, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. 1 of 1050 copies printed at the Southworth Press. Includes essays on typographic history and book design in the US and UK. There are reproductions throughout showing exemplary designs by such figures as Bruce Rogers, Stanley Morison, Eric Gilll, and Frederic Goudy. Large 8vo. Bound in the original red buckram with printed paper label to spine. Some wear to extremities, and the paper label is browned and slightly chipped. Overall in very good condition. Prospectus is laid in along with book plate of Ulysses Houghland. 303 pages. BOB/091310. Very Good.
New York: Covici Friede, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. Quarto. 1 of 1050 copies printed at the Southworth Press. Includes essays on typographic history and book design in the US and UK. There are reproductions throughout showing exemplary designs by such figures as Bruce Rogers, Stanley Morison, Eric Gilll, and Frederic Goudy. Bound in the original red buckram with printed paper label to spine. Light wear to edges and browning to paper label with small chip to corner. Clean bright interior. 303 pages. BOB/010813. Very Good.
Manchester Polytechnic Library in association with Bracken Books and Studio Editions, (1998). First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. First edition. Black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with several illustrations throughout. Black illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and blue and white title to spine. Index, 203 pages. BOB/102709. Fine / Fine.
Tokyo: Seikosha Co., Ltd, 1991. Hardcover. First English edition. Folio sized. Born in Germany, Miura studied in Switzerland, Paris, and later in Sweden. She moved to Japan in 1976 - a year after finishing her masters work in Stockholm where she "introduced the art of bibliophile binding to the Japanese audience." Her work can be found in private collections, royal collections, museums, and libraries around the world. This catalog includes 169 of Miura's fine bindings, 27 designs for commercial book production, as well as posters and announcements relating to her work. Fine in blue cloth boards with blind stamped title to spine. Pristine with 300 large color illustrations on nearly every page. In fine dark blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to spine and front panels. 199 pages. BOB/101010. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.