Baltimore: Excudebant Joannes Murphy et Socii, 1886. Hardcover. Scarce. Very good in original black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and embossed emblems to boards. A few small chips to book cloth in rear hinge and rear board. A few interior splits to binding, but all pages remain bound. In Latin. 77 pages. REL/083017. Very Good.
Paris: Pairault et Cie, 1896. A charming and uncommon miniature book from this Parisian publisher. Bound in bright blue stiff paper covers with title in gilt to front cover and spine. Gilt is faded, spine is chipped, and pages browned but still very good. In French. Measures 1 1/4 x 1 x 7/8 inches. 60 pages. MINIATURE/120318. Very Good.
New York: Library of America, 1993. Hardcover. First Printing. "Embracing over 1,000 poems by nearly 150 poets." Blue cloth boards with black and gilt titles to spines. Clean and bright. In black dust jackets with white titles to spines and front panels. Light rubbing to jackets. Housed in a black glossy paper covered slipcase with white title to front panel. Light rubbing to panels. 1099 pages in volume I; 1050 pages in volume II. Poetry Anthology. POE/050918. Fine / Fine.
New York: George H. Colton, 1848. Hardcover. Includes articles on: the war of Chiozza, chloroform, free soil policy, Germany, ghost stories by G.W. Peck, New Mexico and California, the Oregon Bill, poetry, the Swiss revolution, germanic wars, the Whigs, critical reviews, and much more. Bound in three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine with raised bands. Rubbing and wear to boards, corners, spine, and edges. Minor foxing to interior. Marbled endpapers. Includes four engravings. 650 pages. PER/061418. Very Good.
New York: George H. Colton, 1849. Hardcover. Includes articles on the Algonquins, American ethnology, California, Domenican Republic, England, French Revolution, Gold hunting in California in the 16th century, middle-asiatic theology (hinduism), national finance, Ohio legislature, origion of the two parties, and much more. Bound in three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine with raised bands. Rubbing and wear to boards, corners, spine, and edges. Minor foxing to interior. Marbled endpapers. Includes two engravings. 650 pages. PER/061418. Very Good.
San Antonio: 1949. Hardcover. Scarce. An illustrated record of the foundation and growth of parishes, missions, and religious institutions in the San Antonio archdiocese, published to celebrate its diamond jubilee. It was the first published history of the Archdiocese since 1897. There are almost 200 separate articles from 150 contributors in loosely chronological order. With an alphabetical index of the contents at the beginning of the book. Bound in maroon patterned cloth with title to spine and front cover. Corners are bumped and there is a gash to a spine. Black and white illustrations throughout. With gift note in red ink to ffep. Very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches. 304 pages. REL/011317. Very Good.
Morris, . Hardcover. Scarce. A calendar produced by various firms in New Jersey, to be given to customers for free. Filled with advertisements including plumbers, carriage manufacturers, house painters, shoes, book store, musical instruments, hand-made harnesses, furniture, taxidermist, carpenters, tailors, wallpaperers, etc. Also includes a calendar for 1888, numberous full page prints, and a chart for determining days of the week for 160 additional years. Bound in red cloth boards with gilt title to front cover. Gift inscription dated 1990 in pen to first page. Large split to front hinge. Textblock remains attached, but is loose. Two small dampstains to rear endpaper and one small stain to front cover / spine. Size: quarto. [18 pages.] ART/113016. Very Good.
Museum of Modern Art, 1968. Paperback. An exhibition catalog organized by the Museum of Modern Art and presented by the Tate Gallery in April of 1969. Bound in thin black paper wrappers with white title to spine. Red, blue, and white title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of covers and minor rubbing to panels. Clean, bright interior with many black and white illustrations. 60 pages. ART/122016. Very Good.
Brussels: Pierre Berge & Associes, 2008. Softcover. Auction catalog for a 299 lot sale of African and Oceanic art objects, masks, and sculptures. In black wrappers with pictorial covers. Very good with a few ink notations by potential buyer. Without prices realized. In French. 142 pages. African Art. ART/010517. Very Good.
Baltimore: Baltimore City Department of Planning, circa 1985. Paperback. Oversized. "This book was developed to provide you with the background information on how the harbor grew from its earliest days, issues which affect specific areas and communities, the complex operations of the Port and the variety of options which must be considered for future growth" (introductory letter from the Mayor of Baltimore, Donald Schaefer). Grey paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Minor soiling to covers and a few creases to edges of covers. Clean interior with many black and white illustrations. 113 pages. BALT/072418. Very Good.
London: Good Needlework, circa 1950. Hardcover. Includes ideas for making duchess-sets, tea cloths, cushion covers, bags, table mats, and lingerie with easy lessons in upholstery and clear instructions for embroidery stitches. Very good in yellow illustrated paper covered boards with blue cloth spine. Title in blue to front cover. Minor rubbing to boards and wear to corners and edges of boards. Lacks rear free endpaper. Browning to margins of pages. Illustrations and instructions on every page. Previous owner inscription to front endpaper "To Joyce, with best wishes, from Mavis." Size: Quarto. 160 pages. FASH/022118. Very Good.
Washington DC: National Civil War Centennial Commission, n.d. 1960s. Scarce miniature book about the civil war published to commemorate the centennial of the conflict. Contents include a list of "firsts," the opposing forces, battles, personalities, statistics, a chronology and more. The last page states that the facts published in the booklet were checked by the Department of Defense, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress, along with famous historians and civil war experts. Bound in black paper covers with title and crossed rifles in silver on front. Very good condition. Measures 2 x 3.25 inches. 64 pages. CIV/110518. Very Good.
Baltimore: King Brothers, 1968. Hardcover. First Printing. Limited to 2000 copies. Fine in dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front cover. Previous owner markings in red pen to front free endpaper, else clean and bright. A thick, heavy book. 1188 pages. MDREF/070716. Fine.
Pensacola FL: Office of the Chancellor, 2000. Softcover. Scarce. Comprehensive directory for this diocese of 18 northwest Florida counties. It provides the history of the diocese, an organizational chart, administration, and information on the parishes, priests, deacons, and more. Spiral bound cream paper soft cover with title and seal in green. Acquisition information written in ink otherwise very good. 187 pages. REL/07/08/16. Very Good.
Portland OR: Division Leap, n.d. Number 38 of 100 copies. An eclectic assemblage from Adam Davis's Division Leap Books. Ephemeral items such as postcards and a map, created by Davis and others, including Jinn BronwenLee, David Abel, Clea Davis, and Fredrik Averin are housed in a brown paper folder. Includes list of contributors and their items. Fine condition. EPHEM/121616. Fine.
[London]: 1886. The first page only of a letter to poet Austin Dobson on stationery with the address 1, Paternoster Square, probably sent by his publishers Kegan Paul, Trench, and Truber, who were located at that address. The write: "Dear Austin Dobson We have talked over the subjet of your visit yesterday, and are sorry to say that our objection remains very strong againt the having of any work published by us brought out in another shape by another publisher. A favour is asked either way: that we should allow Messr. Macmillan to issue one of our publications, or that Messrs. M. should on this occasion only allow a gentleman, who usually works for them, to...." Written pon front page of cream notepaper, 5.5 x 7.75 inches. Very bright and clean. AUTO/103116. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon & Company, January-June 1875. Hardcover. A compilation of articles and stories from this short-lived magazine, which was sold to "The Atlantic" in 1878, Bound in attractive three quarter black leather with gilt titling and ruling to spine and covers. Black pebbled cloth covers. Some chipping and bumping to leather. Interior clean. Very good condition. 864 pages. PER/062018. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1875. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Bound in maroon contemporary cloth with gilt titling to spine. Book plate of Kansas City Public Library plus stamp to fore-edge and blind stamps to chipped ffep and title page. Interior clean with wlight tears to final few pages. 864 pages. PER/061918. Very Good -.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. Hardcover. Lacks volume title page and table of contents pages. Bound in three quarter brown leather with light brown cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. Rubbing and wear to spine ends, edges, and corners. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. Illustrated. 944 pages. PER/050818. Very Good.
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill and Co., 1843. Paperback. Features a selection of animals: the elephant, deer, buffalo, horse, lion, leopard, ass, bull, and stag. Sewn tan paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Foxing and spots of soiling throughout. Short closed tears / small creases to edges of some pages. A cute book despite wear. Illustrated. 16 pages. Size: 4 x 2.5 inches. CHILD/061918. Very Good.
New York: William W. Snowden, 1841-2. Hardcover. Includes twelve issues from May 1841 through April 1842. With over 13 steel engravings including fashion plates, a view of the capitol at Washington, and a view of Baltimore. Both volumes are bound together in three quarter dark brown leather over black cloth boards. Gilt title and decoration to spine. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Several chips to bookcloth on front cover. Interior is clean overall with occasional spots of foxing. The title page and table of contents for Volume 16 is bound in the front of the book, before Volume 15. The title page and table of contents for Volume 15 are not present. Volume 15 is 312 pages. Volume 16 is 326 pages. PER/010417. Very Good.
Norwood, NJ: [c. 1950s-60s]. Softcover. The wine list from the Moby Dick restaurant in Norwood, NJ. Not dated, but from the prices per bottle, $3.50-$8.50, it was several decades ago. Bound in black and gold leatherette with illustration of a whale attacking whaling boats on the front cover. List is three pages. Very good condition. EPHEM/113017. Very Good.
Concord: Rufus Merrill and Co, 1843. Paperback. A sweet little collection of poems with illustrations. String bound grey paper wrappers with black title and illustration to front cover. Old tape repair to rear cover. Minor spotting / soiling / dampstaing / foxing to covers and interior. Closed tears to hinges of cover and most pages; however, all pages remain bound. Size: about 4.25 x 2.75 inches. 16 pages. CHILD/061318. Very Good.