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.
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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: 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.
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1972. Paperback. Beige paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Dampstained on cover and first few pages. Minor browning to margins and chipping to edges of wrappers and some pages. A good reading copy of this Italian history periodical. pages 387 - 586. ITA/041219. 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.
London: George Virtue, 1853. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes 36 full page plates reproducing paintings and sculptures from artists of the day. Articles address art, fashion, architecture, museums, photography, exhibitions, reviews, and more. Ex-library with stamps to fore-edge of textblock and copyright page and sticker to spine. Red cloth library binding with gilt title to spine. Minor sunning to spine, rubbing to hinges and edges of boards, and minor wear to corners. Minor soiling to boards. Closed tears and chipping to some pages. Clean and bright overall with occasional foxing. Some tissue guards creased or removed. A folio sized heavy volume. 324 plus The Exhibition of Art-Industry in Dublin, 64 pages. May require an extra shipping fee. ART/032119. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1875. Hardcover. The American version of this popular English magazine about the fine arts. Lacks 5 of the 36 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Turner, Morris, Millet, Raffaelle, Dore, Bierstadt, Lombardi, and more. Articles on British and American artists, architecture, decorative arts, art schools, shoe collection in Museum of Costume in Paris, and more. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to front free endpaper. Dark brown leather spine and corners over brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Raised bands and gilt decoration to spine. Wear, rubbing, and chipping to spine ends, hinges, and corners. Both hinges are starting with cracks. Rubbing to covers and tear to book cloth on front board. Small dampstain along top margins of most pages. Very slight browning to margins, but clean and bright overall. Offsetting from plates to facing pages. Previous ownership signature in pencil dated 1961 to front free endpaper. Full gilt edges. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 384 pages. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1879. Hardcover. The American version of this popular English magazine about the fine arts. A total of 36 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Gerome, Landseer, Lucas, Millais, Newton, Armitage, and more. Articles on British and American artists, architecture, decorative arts, poetry, and more. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to copyright page and fore-edge of textblock. Dark brown leather spine and corners over reddish-brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to spine ends, hinges, and corners. Very slight browning to margins, but clean and bright overall. Chip to front free endpaper. Full gilt edges. Laid-in fold out supplemental illustration dated December 1879. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 380 pages. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
London: Virtue and Co, 1867. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes the full year of 1867 plus issues through August of 1868. A total of 43 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Leslie, Eastlake, Ward, Solomon, Hook, Dore, and more. Articles on art, sculpture, photography, architecture, fashion, art clubs, exhibitions, reviews, decorative arts, and more. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to copyright page and fore-edge of textblock. Dark green leather spine and corners over brown cloth covered boards and maroon title label to spine with raised bands and gilt decoration to compartments. Minor wear and chipping to spine ends and corners. Rear hinge is starting. Minor soiling and sunning to boards. Slight browning to margins, occasional spots of foxing, and some smudge marks, but clean and bright overall. Full marbled edges and endpapers. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 276 pages plus 164 pages. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. 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.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1848. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes 36 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Landseer, Wilkie, Callcott, Poole, Eastlake, Westmacott, Thornycroft, and more. Articles on artists, architecture, decorative arts, reviews, and more. The Art Union became The Art Journal in 1849, after it was purchased by publisher George Virtue. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to verso of title page and fore-edge. Black leather spine and corners over grey cloth covered boards with gilt title (The Art Journal) to spine. Minor wear to corners, edges, spine ends, and hinges. Rubbing to covers with a few spots of soiling. Rear hinge is split and nearly detached. Crack to leather on spine. Some spots of foxing to plates, but most other pages remain clean. Size: quarto. 370 pages. ART/032619. Very Good.
Boston: New England Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Institute, 1884. Hardcover. One of 2000 copies. An interesting albeit short-lived publication that was done for the Institute by Arthur B. Turnure, proprietor at the time of the Art Age Press in NY. Turnure also created Vogue Magazine in 1882 and was a founder of the Grolier Club in January 1884. This year-book's preface states that the object of the publication "is to present to the world a volume, in which the highest American art products of the year are represented by means of suitable graphic arts, and produced entirely by means of American brains, labor, and materials." The first section offers a history and policy of the Institute, which was incorporated in 1879. The next section, the largest, provides an overview of 1884 art exhibits, the work of various prominent artists, and activities in various fields such as architecture, bookmaking, ceramics brass work, furniture, and jewelry. It is followed by a section with eleven examples of various graphic processes. All are in black and white except for a stunning lithograph from a painting by H. Hamilton Gibson. There are then several pages titled "Catalogue of Exhibits," and 16 pages of advertisements. Bound in cream paper covered boards with title with color design on front cover. Quite soiled , chipped and bumped. Interior pages are generally very good, with some foxing or spotting on some of the types of paper used. Measures 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Unpaginated (about 100 pages). ART/050619. 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.
Paris: Musee de l'Homme, 1967. Paperback. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Clean and bright with many black and white photographic illustrations. Text in French. Mostly african art with some art from the Americas. 158 pages. ART/021419. 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.
Philadelphia: Burns and Sieg, 1859. Hardcover. Full navy velvet boards with gold metal label "Prayer" to front cover. Gold metal edgeing to sides of both covers and functional clasp. Heavy wear and rubbing to velvet along hinges. A previous owner has repaired (amateurely) the hinges of and spine ends by hand-sewing the velvet along them. Minor wear / rust / oxidizing to metail edges. Rear board is splitting along hinge, but remains attached. Clean interior with previous ownership name in pencil to front. A cute, obviously cherished book, despite noted wear. Size: about 4.5 x 3 inches. 332 pages in Common Prayer / 114 pages in Psalms. REL/031819. Good.
New York: Bible and Common Prayer-Book Society by Messrs. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1868. Softcover. Full flexible leather boards with gilt title to spine and embosed decoration to covers. Chipping to spine ends and to small loss to leather on bottom rear corner. Wear to corners and edges. A few pages are dog-eared. Pencil owernship inscription to front endpaper dated Christmas 1876. Full gilt edges. Minor uniform browning to interior, but text remains bright. Size: about 3 x 5 inches. 580 pages. REL/030819. 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.
Carbondale, PA: C.R. Munn, 1900. Hardcover. Second edition, revised and augmented. A scarce turn-of-the-century regional cookbook with recipes submitted by the many young lady workers from the church. The recipes range from the proverbial soup to nuts and the names of the women who submitted them are given. Equally interesting are the many handwritten recipes on the pastedowns, endpapers, and within the cookbook. There are also many handwritten recipes on various types of paper that are inserted. Most of them are for baked goods and sweets. There are two ownership signatures on the front pastedown dated 1903 and 1907. The book is bound in unlabeled black paper covered boards that have odd remnants of paper and string attached. The interior of the book is in generally very good condition. The hinges are weak but holding, and the free endpapers are torn. The text pages are very good with a few small scattered marks. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches.107 pages. COOK/081519. 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.