Philadelphia, New York: The Beck Engraving Company, 1950. Hardcover. Quarto. Gold and black cloth covered boards with gold title to front cover and no title to spine. Filled with illustrations. Includes a fold out color illustration. Clean. Housed in a thin, glossy paper covered slipcase. Wear to edges of case. Loss to top of case. Unpaginated. BOB/040919. Very Good.
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circa 1940. Uncommon. Includes 22 samples, numbered 601 - 622, of paper backed printed cloth for covering fusuma (Japanese doors). Bound in tan, black, and red cloth covered boards with ribbon binding. Japanese title to front cover. Minor browning and wear to boards and edges. The interior is clean overall with foxing to some pages and browning to edges. Creasing to some corners. Diagrams showing the proper layout for how the paper should be adhered to the doors are bound in facing several of the samples. Each sample features a printed design - many abstract, some floral, some with vessels, etc. Size: about 13.5 x 12 inches.
circa 1950. Hardcover. Includes 119 sample papers - some printed, some metallic, some with fiber inclusions. Bound in green paper covered boards with gilt title (in Japanese) to front cover. Three hole Japanese stab binding with purple ribbon. Browning to some pages, but clean overall. Size: oblong, about 8.5 x 6.5 inches. Very Good.
circa 1940. Uncommon. Includes 32 handmade sample papers for covering fusuma (Japanese doors). Silver and red paper covered boards with black title in Japanese to front cover. Ribbon bound. Several open tears to paper on front cover. Minor soiling, browning, and wear to boards and edges. The interior is clean overall with foxing to some pages. Diagrams showing the proper layout for how the paper should be adhered to the doors are tipped in facing several of the samples. Papers are multi-colored with designs and pulp paintings, many featuring metallic components. Size: about 13.5 x 11 inches.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1969. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. 1 of 1000 copies. Dark blue cloth backed light blue paper covered boards with gilt title to front board. Two light scratches to rear board and minor yellowing to top edge of front board. Very clean interior with bright text; minor foxing to rear endpage. Tight binding. BOB/091004. Near Fine.
New York: The Colophon, 1934. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 1 of 2500 copies. Part 16 only. Very Good plus small 4to. with cream paper covered, illustrated boards. Spine darkened with light rubbing to boards though corners are sharp. Interior is bright and clean. No pagination because the signatures were made by various presses at various times, thus several different kinds of paper, type, and illustration; some pages are unopened. Tightly bound; illustrated throughout. Books on Books. BOB/12053. 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: 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.
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.
Columbus: Ohio State University Press, (1973). Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few pencil markings to interior and ownership stamp to bottom edge of textblock, else fine. Maroon dust jacket with grey title to spine. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Index, 310 pages. BOB/112206. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Chicago: The Swallow Press, inc., 1980. Hardcover. First edition. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Fine in lightly rubbed brown dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Fading to spine panel and minor wear to edges. Jacket is price-clipped. 445 pages. BOB/111616. Fine / Very Good.
Lapeer, MI: Marguerite de Angeli Library, 1987. Paperback. Thin illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Black and white illustrations throughout with color frontispiece. Tape covering spine, presumably as issued as it appears to have the title and author printed on it in typeface matching cover. Clean. 60 pages. BOB/031819. Very Good.