New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1903. Hardcover. In addition to writing, printing, painting, and studying nature, Jacob Studer (1840 - 1904) founded the Board of Trade in Columbus, Ohio. This folio volume includes 119 colored artistic plates, originally drawn by Theodore Jasper for an earlier edition, which represent different species drawn and colored from nature. The book includes “a copious text giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on observations made in the field by the most eminent writers on ornithology.” The text and illustrations are prefaced by a systematic table and index arranged according to the classification adopted by The American Ornithologists’ Union. Bound in three quarter maroon leather with black cloth boards and gilt title to spine and front board. Large chip to foot of spine, front joint is starting, rubbing to boards, and minor wear to edges. Light browning to margins and occasional spots of foxing, otherwise the interior is clean and bright. 182 pages plus 119 plates and index. NAT/110609. Very Good.
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New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1888. Hardcover. In addition to writing, printing, painting, and studying nature, Jacob Studer (1840 - 1904) founded the Board of Trade in Columbus, Ohio. This folio volume includes 119 colored artistic plates, originally drawn by Theodore Jasper for an earlier edition, which represent different species drawn and colored from nature. The book includes “a copious text giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on observations made in the field by the most eminent writers on ornithology.” The text and illustrations are prefaced by a systematic table and index arranged according to the classification adopted by The American Ornithologists’ Union. Bound in full dark brown leather with gilt title to spine and front cover. Rear board is present but detached and front board is nearly detached. Chipping to spine ends and wear to edges of boards and corners. Staining to top corners on first and last few pages, occasional smudge marks, otherwise the interior is clean and bright. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. 182 pages plus 119 plates and index. NAT/041819. Very Good.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, (1901). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with white title to front board and to spine and black and white illustrated pasted to front board. Wear includes small scuff to front board, Minor fading and bumping to spine and very small spots of discoloration to rear board. Inscription to previous owner dated 1912 to front free end page. Light browning to hinges of end pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 222 pages. CHILD/062916. Very Good.
London: George Routledge & Sons, . Hardcover. First edition of charming poems offering life lessons to children, accompanied by Greenaway illustrations. Binding is illustrated paper boards with green linen spine. It is chipped, rubbed, and bumped. Juvenile writing in pencil to half title page. The interior is foxed throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. 64 pages. CHI/092308. Very Good.
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes over 30 engraved illustrations by a variety artists including F.S. Church, Hamilton Gibson, Charles Copeland, Louis Meynelle, and Jessie Curtis Shepherd and more. A decorative border frames each illustration. Folio. Bound in half brown cloth and half green cloth with gilt title and elaborate floral decoration to front cover and spine. Minor wear and fraying to the spine ends, edges, and corners of boards. There are a few spots of soiling to the covers. Foxing to the endpages, a few light finger smudges to the interior, and small chips to edges of a few pages. Small dampstain to top edge of first few pages. Slight browning to margins of pages and slight musty smell. A sweet collection of poems and artwork. Unpaginated [100 pages.] POE. Very Good.
Bennington, VT: The Bird Press, 2000. Since 1997, The Bird Press has been an artist-run publishing project that has focused on hand printed artists’ books. All projects utilize some inherent aspect of the book and often take the form of open-ended collaborations with writers. Each project is a response to the last, both in form and content, in order for the work to continually evolve. Poetry, broadly defined, is a major inspiration for most of the work. Editions between 15-40 utilize various print media including: flatbed offset lithography, stone lithography, etching, letterpress, wood blocks, and digital pigment printing. Book artist Thorsten Dennerline creates paintings, drawings, and prints in addition to artists’ books. He has exhibited work across the U.S. as well as in Chile and Denmark. His work is represented in numerous collections including Yale University Library, the Library of Congress, UCLA, Stanford University, and the Kunstindustri Musset (Denmark).Number 26 of 40 copies in the regular edition. There are also 10 special bindings and 5 unique artists proof bindings. Signed and numbered by the book artist. A collection of eight poems by Danish poet, typographer, art critic, and translator Peter Laugesen (1942 - ). He was awarded the Danish Critics Prize for Literature in 2003. These poems were written in Denmark in 1999 specifically for this collaborative project with artist Thorsten Dennerline. He describes his eight etchings in this book: “[They] are meant to be an accompaniment to the text that functions as a collaboration similar to the way musicians might play together.” Bound in quarter vellum over blue cloth boards, which are laced into a vellum covered spine with five strips of alum-tawed thongs. The endbands are buttonhole stitched with waxed yellow thread. The front cover is titled in black and the rear cover has a black star printed near the bottom edge. The text is in both Danish and English. The Danish text is printed on translucent Seikishu Japanese paper and the English translation is printed on a thicker stock. This allows the reader to view the poems in both languages mirroring each other through the transparent paper. Unpaginated. [50 pages.] Size: 9.75 x 10 inches. In fine condition. ARTB/032417. Fine.
New York: Harper & Brothers, . H.K. Browne. Hardcover. First American Edition. No date but published in 1865 according to Sadleir 19. This is the first of the six works of the wonderful Palliser novels, also known as the Parliamentary Novels. This novel introduced one of Trollope's most engaging and fully-realized characters, Lady Glencora Palliser. Bound in publisher's original brown pebbled cloth with gilt title and author to spine. gilt is faded, corners slightly bumped but very nice. Free front endpaper is torn out and there is a label affixed to front pastedown from the Public Reading Room and Library of Middle Haddam, Conn. It states "This book may be retained for Two weeks. For longer retention a fine of TWO cents a day will be exacted. Injury or loss must be made good." Occasional spots to interior pages but still clean and bright. Very good condition. 334 pages plus two page publisher list. LIT/083115. Very Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1862. Millais, J.E. Hardcover. First edition in book form. Illustrated by the Pre-Raphaelite artist, John Everett Millais (1829 - 1896). Includes 40 illustrations. In original brown publishers cloth with blind stamped designs to boards and decorated gilt titles to spines. Both volumes have been expertly rebacked with new material showing along the spine ends and hinges of both spines. Modern endpages. Wear to the edges and corners of both volumes with fraying and chipping along the edges of the remnants of the original spines. Minor foxing to plates and to pages facing the plates including the title page; the rest of the interior is clean. 320 pages in volume one; 384 pages in volume two. May require extra shipping fee. LIT/032713. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871. Hardcover. Later edition. Very good in purpe cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Spine and edges of boards have faded to brown. Repair of a 2 " tear to cloth along top of front exterior hinge. Interior clean with Millais's wonderful illustrations. 338 pages plus ads. LIT/060710. Very Good.
New York: Oxford University Press. 1944. Hardcover. Second Printing. Green cloth oblong small 8vo., gilt vignette to cover. Few light spots of soiling to boards, else a very good copy. Interior is clean w/few areas of foxing but majority is bright. A couple pages are wrinkled and one has a large closed tear. Beautifully illustrated by Tasha Tudor, many are in color. Illustrated e.p. as well. Textblock is strong except for crack near end of book; both hinges are also fragile. 87 pp. Children's Literature. CHIL/8143. Very Good.
Hartford CT: American Publishing Company, 1903. Hardcover. Later printing, issued by subscription only according to the title page. Red cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of boards. A few waterspots to rear cover and a few spots of soiling to spine. Browning to endpapers, else clean and bright interior. Illustrated. 591 pages. LIT/032018. Very Good.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1897. Hardcover. A New Edition. A collection of jokes, poems, and short stories. Includes pieces by Mark Twain, Eugene Field, Francis Bret Harte, Bierce, Bill Nye, George Cable, Artemus Ward, and many more. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Several chips to book cloth on rear board, rear hinge, and head of spine. Bowing to front board and minor wear to edges of boards. Browning to endpapers and to advertisements, occasional foxing, else clean. 719 pages plus 32 pages of ads. LIT/032018. Very Good.
New York: Heritage Press, 1948. Hard Cover. Cream cloth spine titled in red over blue paper covered boards. Minor browning to spine, else clean and bright. Rubbing to edges of boards. Housed in a blue paper covered slipcase with wear and chipping to the edges. Splits starting along the edges of the case. 270 pages plus postscript. LIT/031618. Very Good.
Limited Editions Club, 1966. Hard Cover. One of 1500 copies. Signed by the illustrator. This copy is not numbered. Bound in three quarter brown cloth over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. Housed in a brown paper covered slipcase. Minor wear to edges of slipcase, a few spots of soiling to side panels of case, and pen notation citing the title and a number to side of case. 395 pages. LIT/031618. Fine.
New York: Schocken Books, 1981. Hardcover. Winner of the 1979 Bologna Graphic Prize for the Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Fine in illustrated glossy paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. In matching illustrated dust jacket with blue spine panel titled in white. Minor wear to edges of jacket. A humorous short story for children and adults. Unpaginated. [20 pages.] LIT/031618. Fine / Fine.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1994. Hard Cover. Part of the 100 greatest books ever written collection. Near fine in brown leather boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Small bump to edge of front board and scuff to edge of textblock. Full edges gilt. Ribbon bookmark and satin endpapers. Printed on archival quality paper. An attractive volume that would make a nice gift. 396 pages. LIT/031618. Fine.
New York: Heritage Press, 1944. Hard Cover. Includes laid in newsletter from The Heritage Club. Green cloth boards with brown and gilt title to spine and front board. Clean. Slight browning to spine. Housed in greyish blue paper covered slipcase with minor wear and rubbing to the edges and panels. 418 pages. LIT/031618. Very Good.
1913. Paperback. Light blue paper wrappers bound with cord. Dark blue title to front cover with pastedown illustration. Browning to bottom third of front cover and to edges. One inch closed tear to paper on rear hinge and a few chips to edges. Occasional smudge marks / spots of foxing to interior, but clean and bright overall. Includes photographic illustrations to rear. [48 pages.] CHILD/061318. Very Good.