Washington DC: Abstract Orange Press, 2016. Number 47 of 300 copies signed and number by the book artist. Lauren Emeritz is a book artist, letterpress printer and graphic artist who founded and runs the Abstract Orange Press. She creates prints and books by hand using a Vandercook press and wood type, including type she designs and carves herself. Lauren holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Delaware. She is the President and Creative Director of Abstract Orange, a graphic design firm in Washington, DC, and a letterpress associate at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. This is a miniature alphabet book printed with letters that were hand carved in wood by the artist. Each letter is a differently designed capital letter printed in orange. Done in an accordion structure and bound in orange cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Size: 2 x 1.75 inches. [30 pages.]. Fine.
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Oxford: for the International African Institute by Oxford University Press, 1974. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titl to spine. Underlining in red pen to a few pages. Else clean and bright. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Light wear to edges and spine ends fo dust jacket. IN BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH. Index, 426 pages. AFR/040611. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Ibadan University Press and Nelson, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Signed and inscribed by previous owner, else interior is very clean. Dark blue illustrated dust jacket with orange title to spine. Heavy creasing, fading, and wear to jacket. Index, 555 pages. AFR/072806. Very Good in Good Plus dj.
Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau. The Eagle Press, 1960. Softcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Peach- colored side stapled paper wrappers with brown title to front wrapper. Slight rubbing to exterior. Light yellowing to edges of a few pages. Else is clean and bright. 33 pages. African History. AFR/012020. Very Good+.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1st Edition, 1967. Hardcover. Folio. Very good illustrated white paper covered boards with black title to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with wonderful photographic illustrations in both full color and black and white. clear dust jacket with gilt and black title to front panel. Large open tear to rear panel and small closed tear to foot of spine panel of dust jacket. Africa. AFR108301. Very Good.
Norregade, Kobenhavn: V. Pios Boghandel, Povl Branner, 1925. Hardcover. 8vo. Modern binding in green cloth with gilt title to spine. Light foxing throughout thoug text remains clean and bright. Previous owner's writing and stamp to half title page. Illustrations throughout. IN DANISH. AFR/040611. Very Good.
New York: Frederick A Stokes Company. Hardcover. Very good. No dust jacket. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Front pastdown is a map. Inscription to front free end page dated 1925. Light foxing throughout though text remains bright and clear. Photographic illustrations throughout including frontis of Algiers. Index, 262 pages. Africa. AFR/6182. Very Good.
London: Luzac Oriental, (1995). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Green paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends and corners. Author's inscription to front free end page. Else is pristine. Yellow illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Slight creasing to edge of dust jacket as well as slight rubbing. Index, 224 pages. African History. AFR/073112. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co, 1897. Hardcover. Beautifully bound in the original navy blue publisher's bindings with gilt titles to spines and elaborate gilt decoration to both spines and front covers. Rubbing, a few chips, and wear to bookcloth on spine ends, edges, and corners. Small marking and possible dampstain to top corner of front board of volume two. Top edge gilt and ribbon bookmark bound in. Bookplate of Charles Edward Hyman to front pastedowns of both volumes. Illustrated with numerous photogravures (from photographs), all with captioned tissue guards. Small spot of soiling to margin of one plate, not affecting the image. The tissue guard for this plate has a mark from the same spot and a short closed tear. Very clean and bright aside from this marking. An attractive set. Volume I: 253 pages; Volume II: 226 pages plus fold-out map of Morocco to rear. TRA/011521. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1962). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in very good black and white illustrated and price clipped dust jacket with red title to front panel and pink title to spine. Title on spine is faded. Minor edgewear to dust jacket incldes creasing and a few small closed tears. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 308 pages. African History. AFR2/4302. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1970). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in very good illustrated black and white dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to spine. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations. 303 pages. Africa. AFR/062912. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1899. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes bumping to spine ends and to corners and several very small spots of discoloration. Minor rubbing to hinges. Minor foxing to end pages as well as a few light smudges. Many pages still uncut. Africa. Index, 452 pages. AFR109071. Very Good.
London: Peter Davies, 1961. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations on every page. Pink illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to front panel and very faded pink title to spine panel. Edgewear to dust jacket includes a few small closed tears chipping to head of spine. Tape repair to dust jacket. Preface by Graham Greene. 180 pages. African History. AFR7/4302. Very Good + in Very Good Minus DJ.
Leipzig: Volk Und Buch Verlag, 1948. Softcover. Scarce. Scholar Germann writes about the foundations of African culture and art. In light green wrappers with title on spine. Fading to spine and wrapper edges, light browning to pages but still very good. In German. 5 x 7 inches. 132 pages. African Art. ART/010517. Very Good.
New York: The Free Press, 1966. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good plus in very good grey and orange illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to spine panel. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Includes illustrations. Index, 231 pages. African History. AFR2/4252. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.