New York: The Kalon Publishing Company, Inc, 1917. Paperback. Includes articles on Degeneracy in art, town and country embellishments, Japanese ideas in an American House, Craftsman houses, Fruit Trees, Bird Houses, 19th century painting, and more. Illustrated white paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Chipping and tears to paper on spine. Both wrappers are detached but present. Minor spotting and soiling to covers, but clean interior. Includes many full page black and white photographic reproductions of art. About 100 pages. PER/061020. Very Good.
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New York: The Kalon Publishing Company, Inc, 1917. Paperback. Includes articles on 19th century painting, G.F. Watts and Arnold Boecklin, the Real Aims of the NY Central, Library of Congress, and more. Illustrated white paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Chipping and tears to paper on spine. Both wrappers are detached but present. Minor spotting and soiling to covers, but clean interior. Includes many full page black and white photographic reproductions of art. About 100 pages. PER/061020. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1985. Paperback. Articles on fashion, Abruzzo in Central Italy, sculpture grottoes of the Medici, Castello di Fenis, Shearwaters of Linosa, Sabbioneta in Northern Italy, Horseracing in Italy, Motoring, Gardening, and more. Illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to covers, spine panel, and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 1093- 1165. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1969. Paperback. Articles on English summer fashion, Venetian painting, old mahogany furniture, Gordon Richards's Derby, French paper weights, and more. Illustrated blue paper wrappers, side-stapled with title to front panel only. Minor wear to covers and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 1842-1927. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1982. Paperback. Articles on fashion, cricket, racing, golf, Royal Windsor Horse Show, Marie-Louis - Duchess of Parma, Royal Academy Exhibition, Wines of Italy, Apulia in Southern Italy, birdwatching, and more. Illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to covers, spine panel, and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 1452 - 1532. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1976. Paperback. Articles on English fashion, Saab 99 EMS Saloon, Thomas Lord's first cricket ground, Pugin Revival at Westminster, the Grove of Hobby Horses, arts and crafts, tennis, horse racing, and more. Illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to covers, spine panel, and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 1351-1454. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1969. Paperback. Articles on Scottish farming, Cyclopean kilns and quarries, the Fiat 1256 Special Salon, Dutch art coming to Scotland, Galloway, National Pony Show, and more. Illustrated blue paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in blue. Soiling and wear to covers and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. pagination: 368 - 422. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1970. Paperback. Articles on the highlands, English fashion, venom and cures, tropical gardens, the Hillman Avenger GL, greenhouse plants, lakes of Macedonia, and more. Illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to covers, spine panel, and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 549-605. PER/102621. 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: Sheldon & Company, 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: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Modern cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior overall aside from library markings. Dampstaining to first few pages. Paper repair to corner of one rear page. 920 pages. PER/052119. 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. (The spine is labeled "Vol. XV" rather than "XL"). Rubbing and wear to spine ends, edges, and corners. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. Illustrated. 944 pages. PER/050818. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Jan-June 1897. Hardcover. An uncommon bound folio volume of the weekly issues for January - June 1897. The issues are a fascinating compilation of articles, events, news, and numerous illustrations documenting the events in the United States and around the world. They offer an interesting view of the country's concerns and interests towards the end of the 19th century. Even the advertisements for products and services are quite interesting. As always, the weekly issues offered extensive coverage of U.S. politics and the year's most notable events, complete with a great number of illustrations. News of significance included the inauguration of William McKinley in March (He was assassinated in September 1901); the dedication of the General Grant National Monument with Grant's tomb as his final resting place; the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria; and the Spanish American War. This was the year of the opening of the new Congressional Library, now known as the Library of Congress. Among the many illustrations is a marvelous 5 page fold-out with detailed drawings of the United States Navy (page 609), with the ships' names listed on the back, followed by a two page article on the American fleet. Also of interest - a full page advertisement for Pabst Beer (p. 324) extolling the many health benefits of consuming it. Bound in black cloth with quarter leather spine and tips. Leather is rubbed, worn, and chipped. Spine is torn and faded and detached along the rear hinge and rear board is partially detached from text block. Most of the pages are good, but there are many with tears, stains, and smudges. With "For Reference Only" sticker affixed to rear cover but no other evidence of library ownership. About good condition. 648 pages. PER/092723. Good +.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. Hardcover. Two folio bound volumes with all of Harper's Weekly issues for 1900. They are a fascinating compilation of articles, events, news, and numerous illustrations documenting the events in the United States and around the world. They offer an enthralling view of the country's concerns and interests at the beginning of the 20th century. Even the advertisements for products and services are quite interesting. There was ongoing coverage throughout the year of the presidential competition between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan. McKinley won but was assassinated in September, 1901, making his vice-president, Theodore Roosevelt the president. Other events garnering extensive coverage included the Boer War, the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Paris Exhibition, the Galveston Flood, and the country's new possessions from the Spanish-American War. Unlike many previous years, there was little notable fiction. Rudyard Kipling contributed an article on witchcraft and a poem titled "The Young Queen;" a non-fiction article about a dog by Jack London; and a short story by Theodore Dreiser. Mark Twain was fêted in December by a cover portrait by William Nicholson, a photograph from a dinner in his honor given by the Aldine Club, and an amusing piece about a supposed surprise party for Twain given by his books' characters, written by his great friend William Dean Howells. Bound in black cloth with gilt titling and date to spine. Volume covers have tears and chipping to corners and spine. The interior pages are very good with occasional stains and minor tears. A full page illustration at the end of the November 10 issue is loose. The covers of most issues are printed using color and there are several color illustrations. The two volumes are continuously paginated for a total of 1276 pages. There are two places with skipped numbers (p. 212-213 and p. 471-472), and repeated pages 259-260 after page 260. These are heavy volumes that will require extra postage. PER/061423. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1870. Hardcover. Includes articles on birds of the north, cuba, dreaming, insect life in winter, death, Madrid, Madame Roland, the New South, Quaker quirks, "Women's Right" (a novel by Mary Clemmer Ames), and much more. Bound in three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to leather, edges of boards, boards, and corners. Marbled endpapers. Occasional smudge marks and occasional spots of foxing, but clean overall. 736 pages. PER/061918. Very Good.
New York: Miller and Company, 1857. Hardcover. Includes a five page article titled "About Dogs," which is a musing about dogs and their history. Within the article, there is long ballad about a favorite hound of Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, son-in-law of King John. It concludes by asking readers to send their "very nice terrier - English, Scotch, or Skye - to Putnam, for his very sincere friend and humble servant." Also includes a review of Elizabeth Browning's poem "Aurora Leigh"; a biography about a deceased Virginia slave submitted by his owner; chapters from John William de Forest's novel "Witching Times"; a collection of letters about college life in the 1750s including notes on the costs of living, clothing, and school supplies; a humorous illustrated article about the tails of animals and tails on clothing; book reviews, editorials, news stories, and more. Bound in three quarter red leather with black cloth boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. There is a two inch closed tear to the leather on the rear hinge. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpaper. Foxing to early and late pages of the interior. Short closed tears to edges of several pages. 668 pages. PER/060518. Very Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Three quarter black leather over black cloth boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Dampstained throughout. Dampstaining to rear cover. Rubbing to leather. An attractive book and a good reading copy despite the dampstaining. 768 pages. PER/052119. Very good minus.
Mentor, 1923. Paperback. White side-stapled paper wrappers with yellow title to front cover. Wear to edges of wrappers including a few pencil and pen markings. A price sticker has been removed from the front cover leaving a white area. Clean interior with several articles and many advertisements. Includes Six Immortals and How They Grew Into Books by Arthur Bartlett Maurice, A Child's Day: Its Moods, Activities, and Varied Occupations Pictured by Modern Artists, Strolling with Charles Dickens by Albert A. Hopkins, The Children's Crusade by Sherrill Schell, The Creator of the Kate Greenaway Child by E.M. Dole, and A Doll's House Built for the Czar of Russia by Vincent Starrett. 60 pages. PER/082416. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Charles H. Davis, 1863. Paperback. Eleven issues in wraps from 1863. Foxing and minor wear to corners and edges of all issues. Dampstaining, pen markings, and light soiling to several issues. Issue No. 15 has two large open tears to the last page which effect the text. Most issues are approximately 16 pages. Periodicals. PER1/1242. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1901. Hardcover. Scarce. Two folio volumes with all of the issues of the Weekly for 1901. They are a fascinating compilation of articles, events, news, and numerous illustrations documenting the events in the United States and around the world. They offer an enthralling view of the country's concerns and interests at the beginning of the 20th century. Even the advertisements for products and services are quite interesting. This was a year of important news. Wililiam McKinley was inaugurated as president in January. He was assassinated in September and Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as president. There was of course extensive coverage, particularly in September of the assassination and funeral. Queen Victoria of England died in January after a reign of over 63 years. This was covered with several pages of illustrations plus a supplement was published in February in memorium of the Queen along with several articles about British Royalty. In February there was a ten page pictorial review of the Queen's heir, King Edward VII. January also brought the inauguration of the Australian commonwealth. Other notable events included the excavation of the New York subway and the excavation of the Panama Canal. The US took over control of the project in 1904 and continued to control the canal until 1977. There was continuing coverage of the country's new possessions as the result of the Spanish-American War, particularly the Philippines and Cuba. There were several noteworthy literary contributions. In January Harper's began serializing Emile Zola's Labor. There were eleven installments. Also appearing in January was a poem "To the XIX Century" by John Kendrick Bangs. Bangs was a frequent contributor and also served as the editor from 1899-1901. An interesting item was a "debate" between Bangs and Mark Twain on the topic "Is Philippine Policy Just?" Twain said yes and Bangs said no. There were 27 installments of thehistorical novel Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers. He was famously noted for his weird short stories that sometimes had elements of science fiction. Bound in black cloth with gilt titling to spines, which are sunned. Covers jave wear and there is chipping to corners and spine edges. Interior pages are generally very good, with a closed tear on pages 585-586 and an open tear at the top of pages 1255-1256. PER/61923. Very Good.
New York: 1891. Hardcover. Very good- in 3/4 leather maroon leather with marble paper covered boards. Both boards are loose but still attached. Wear to hinges. Ex-libris with stamps to front and rear paste down. Text is clean and bright. 765 pages. Good candidate for rebinding. Periodicals. PER811131. Very Good -.