Baltimore: Maryland Biographical Association, 1920. Hardcover. "Designed as a book of real utility to the newspaper, the artist, and those interested in Maryland affairs. The Book of Maryland has been prepared with a view to meet the demand of newspaper offices for a standard book of reference on representative men and institutions of Maryland" (foreword). Includes a portrait and brief biography of important men in Maryland. Very Good in pictorial green leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and with color and gilt accents to front cover. Bound scrapbook style with three holes punched through all pages and string interlaced. Wear to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. Previous owner stamp to endpapers. Clean interior overall with a few minor smudge marks, a few small spots of foxing, and several short closed tears / chips to margins. Some pages are loose but present. One page has a tape repair to bottom margin. Size: quarto. 350 pages. Maryland. MD/010616. Very Good.
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Baltimore: Maryland Biographical Association, 1920. Hardcover. "Designed as a book of real utility to the newspaper, the artist, and those interested in Maryland affairs. The Book of Maryland has been prepared with a view to meet the demand of newspaper offices for a standard book of reference on representative men and institutions of Maryland" (foreword). Includes a portrait and brief biography of important men in Maryland. Very Good in pictorial green/brown leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and with color and gilt accents to front cover. Bound scrapbook style with three holes punched through all pages and string interlaced. Minor wear to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. Previous owner's writing to front free end page. Light finger marks to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Binding is tight. Size: quarto. Index, 350 pages. Maryland. MD/063016. Very Good.
Rutherford, Madison, Teaneck and London: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and Associated University Press, (1978). Hardcover. 8vo. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very good in very good off-white illustrated dust jacket with black and blue title to front panel and black title to spine. Minor edgewear and foxing to dust jacket. Small damp stain to foot of spine that also effects about an inch of the edges of the pages. Does not effect the interior of the book. Inscription to front free end page reads "Dear Sally, With best wishes. Affectionaly, Lynne." Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 190 pages. WOM/032317. Very Good / Very Good.
London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited. Hardcover. 8vo. circa late 1800's. Red cloth boards with black and gilt title and elaborate illustration to front board and spine. Fading to spine. Bevelled boards. Minor wear to edges and corners. Bumping to spine ends. Full gilt edges. Signed by previous owner on ffep. Interior is very clean with frontispiece and illustrated title page. Rear hinge is cracked; otherwise binding is secure. 421 pp. LIT/033005. Very Good.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, Printed for Subscribers Only. Hardcover. Very Good. One volume of multivolume set. This title is John Law. Limited edition for subscribers only. First state of the large Japan edition. 11/250c. Vg in blue boards. Nine beautiful engravings after Remarque plus color frontis. Literature. LIT610171. Very Good.
London: Whittaker and Co, 1834. Hardcover. John Aiken (1793 - 1833) was the editor of "Constable's Miscellany", "The Cabinet", and several other periodicals. He died very suddenly at a young age and this volume was put together in his memory by the contributors of his periodicals. It includes a breif biography of Aitken and over 30 liteary pieces. The contributors include: C. Torrop, G.P.R. James, William Tennet, W. M. Hetherington, W.C. Taylor, John Malcolm, Henry Inglis, George Moir, James Gardner, Thomas Rosecoe, Robert Chambers, John Macray, Henry Stebbing, William Wilson, John M'Diarmid, Thomas Aitkinson, and Henry G. Bell. Very good in black leather boards with gilt title to spine. Raised bands to spine and bllind stamped rules to boards and spine. There is a two inch crack to fhe front hinge, rubbing to the boards, and wear to the corners and edges. The endpages are purple with a few small dampstains. There are a few small spots of foxing throughout, but overall the interior is clean. Antiquated ownership signature of Ellen Nicole Liverpool to front free endpage. Full edges gilt. A nice 19th century collection of poetry and short stories. 444 pages. Very Good.
Japan: Kototsubo, 2011. Softcover. One of 300 copies of this catalogue raisonné of the works done between 2002-2010 of highly regarded Japanese book artist Miyako Akai. With text in both Japanese and English, the catalogue provides descriptions and photographs of Miyako's lovely creations. Bound in paper with white and blue covers and leather band binding with titling in English and Japanese on front cover. In fine condition. Measures 4 x 5.75 inches. 63 pages. BOB/082319. Fine.
Ichikawa City, Japan: Kotosubo, 2014. Softcover. 1 of 60 copies. An exquisite handmade notebook with a silk binding and Japanese paper created by Japanese miniature book artist Miyako Akai. Miyako delights in the miniature book form and has won awards for her work from the Miniature Book Society. The 60 books in the edition have covers done with various Japanese silk patterns. This copy has a brown and cream repetitive design. The binding is stitched together with thin color ribbons. The book's pages have no text but most are printed with delicate designs, ornaments, or illustrations in different colors. The front pastedown has the name of the press and the date, while the rear pastedown has text in Japanese. In fine condition. Measures 3 x 4.25 inches. Unpaginated [62 pages] PRI/080117. Fine.
Japan Tourist Bureau. Hardcover. 8vo. 3rd edition. Includes 3 woodcuts, many illustrations, and a large fold-out map. Green cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine and faded gilt illustration to front board. Minor wear to edges and spine ends. Rubbing to boards. Interior is very clean with bright text. Stamp from previous owner to front pastedown and to first page of text; stamp does not effect text. There is also a small slip of paper pasted down to front pastedown. Book is side-stapled, then bound into boards. Crack to front hinge just after title page. Binding remains secure. Full color woodcuts are pasted down. In English. 149 pp. JAP/020205. Very Good.
Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1970. Hardcover. Near fine folio in fine illustrated white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Beige cloth covered boards with Green title to spine and illustration to front board. Minor bumping to bottom corners of boards. Pristine interior. Tipped-in frontis, 386 plates, some are tipped-in, many are in color; archaeological site map, glossary, bibliography, 251 pp. Housed in a brown cardboard slip case.` Oriental Art. ASART2/1313. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Ellicott City, MD: Thomas J. Albert Jr., 2014. Softcover. A delightful memoir by Eagle Scout Tom Albert about his experiences as a camp counselor for thirteen summers at the Goshen Scout Reservation, one of the largest Boy Scout reservations in the country. There are entertaining, humorous, and sometimes poignant stories throughout as Tom and the other counselors mentor, instruct, and protect the hundreds of young scouts who come each week over the summers. Trade paperback bound in glossy paper covers with title on spine and front cover and illustration on front. In fine condition. 229 pages. Fine.
Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis Publishers, 1968. Hardcover. 4to. Orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with illustrations, 4 of which are in full color. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Red dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to dust jacket includes fading to spine and a few tiny light spots of soiling to the rear panel. Ltd. Edition, one of 600 copies. A lovely book. Art. ART908291. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. Hardcover. First Edition with advertisement for 'Pink and White Tyranny' described as 'Nearly Ready' and signature 1 is marked. Bound in original green pebbled cloth with gilt title to spine and front cover. Chipping and minor wear to spine ends, corners, hinges, and edges of boards. There is a half an inch closed tear to the top of the rear hinge. Minor rubbing to boards. Brown endpages. Occasional small spots of soiling / smudge marks to interior and a few to fore-edge of textblock. Hinges are starting and there are a few splits to interior; although, all pages remain securely bound. A few pages have short closed tears to margins. Frontispiece illustration with original tissue guard. 376 pages plus 4 pages of ads. LIT/081214. Very Good.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1928. Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth boards with color illustrated pastedown to front board. Faded gilt title to spine and black title to front board. Light rubbing to illustration on front board, and small chip to edge. Interior is clean with illustrations. Binding is a little loose, though hinges are not cracked. 342 pp. CHILD/042305. Very Good.
Paris: Alde, 2014. Hardcover. 4to. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title to front board and spine and illustration to front board. Lower corners lightly bumped, otherwise fine. Pristine interior. Lavishly illustrated. Introduction by Alexandre Cojannot. The catalog for the March 6 auction. Estimated price list laid in. Text in French. 267 pages. BOB/101416. Near Fine.
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good maroon cloth covered boards silver title to spine. In Very Good- dark grey illustrated, price clipped dustjacket with white title to front and spine panels. Light dampstaining to dust jacket has left pink staining to dust jacket and pink residue to boards where jacket was stuck. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Index, 367 pages. French History. FREHIS/6202. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
London: Spring Books, No date. Hardcover. Very good+ in red illustrated dust jacket iwth black title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright and filled with photographic illustrations. Text is in French, English, and German. Index, 222 pages. French Travel. FRETRA/022516. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1933). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in very good green illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Birthday card in envelope adhered to front free end page. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Newspaper clipping to half title page. Minor age toning and musty smell throughout. Text is cle and bright. 336 pages. LIT/032219. Very Good / Very Good.