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.
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Baltimore: Hawke and Robinson, 1958. Hardcover. Thin 4to. SCARCE IN JACKET. Presentation copy from the author to Barr Harris with a long inscription in blue pen on the front free endpaper. Orange cloth boards with black title to spine. Clean, bright interior filled with photographic illustrations. Brown illustrated dust jacket with orange and black title to front panel. Minor wear and tears to edges of jacket. Orioles sticker from 1966 stuck on front panel of jacket. Includes supplements (some in duplicate) up to 1966. 50 pages plus supplements. BALT/102721. Very Good / Very Good.
Pasadena, CA: Deeply Game Productions, 2012. Hardcover. Number 1 of 7 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. Sara Press is a photographer, printer, and book artist whose work addresses science, nature, and the intricacies of our culture. This is a suite of four etchings by Ms. Press that depict contemporary mixed-martial-arts fighters. The accompanying text has been appropriated from a panther / bear fight advertising poster from the 1850s. The text describing animal fights is juxtaposed with the prints of human fighters to make an important statement on violence. The typeface is designed by Dan Mayer. Letterpress printed on a Vandercook No. 3 Proof Press. The loose prints and text pages are housed in a solid maple box with title burnt into the lid. This book was made in California and East Coast humidity has caused the box lid to warp a little along the edges. Unpaginated. ARTISTSBOOKS/030613. Near Fine.
New York: A Rutledge Book/Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. In tan cloth covered boards with black title stamp to spine and front board. In illustrated black dust jacket with orange title to front and spine panels. Minor creasing to edges of dust jacket. Interior pristine. Many b/w illustrations. A clean and tight copy of this very scarce item. 286 pages. SPO/062206. Very Good+ in Very Good dj.
Sussex, UK: Viallupade & Co. Ltd., 1973. Paperback. RARE. Third Edition. Very good plus paperback w/full-color pictorial front board. Creasing along fron thinge. Insides are fine: clean and bright (though spotting to verso of front cover); diagrams, maps, charts. 231 pp. Equestrian. EQU/8233. Very Good +.
Paris: L'Ancre d'Or, 1947. Paperback. Very good in beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Illustrations to front wrapper. Front hinge has been repaired. Minor browning and wear to edges and spine. Minor browning to margins of pages. Text remains bright. Illustrations throughout. 247 pages. IN FRENCH. Hunting and Fishing. HUNT14/1182. Very Good.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. Hardcover. A handsome copy of this popular sporting book by Surtees. Historian Norman Gash wrote of Surtees: "Surtees's range was limited, his style often clumsy and colloquial. Even in the better-constructed novels the plots are loose and discursive. Nevertheless, his sharp, authentic descriptions of the hunting field have retained their popularity among fox-hunters.... Among a wider public he is known for his mordant observations on men, women, and manners; his entertaining array of eccentrics, rakes, and rogues; his skill in the construction of lively dialogue (a matter over which he took great pains); and his happy genius for unforgettable and quotable phrases. Although his proper place among Victorian novelists is not easy to determine, his power as a creative artist was recognized, among professional writers, by Thackeray, Kipling, Arnold Bennett, and Siegfried Sassoon, and earned the tributes of laymen as distinguished and diverse as William Morris, Lord Rosebery, and Theodore Roosevelt." His later novels such as this one were enhanced by the delightful illustrations by the renowned John Leech. This book has thirteen hand colored full page steel engravings and numerous wood engravings throughout the text. Bound in full dark red leather by the binders Lloyd, Wallis & Lloyd. With gilt rulings on covers and spine with six compartments with gilt titling and floral ornaments. Leather is somewhat rubbed, worn along spine edges, and lightly bumped. With marbled endpapers and gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Front hinge is cracked but text block is tight. Interior pages are generally clean and bright with light aging to margins. Very good condition. Octavo. 408 pages. LIT/110521. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1870. Hardcover. SCARCE. Small 8vo. Very good- in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to front board and to spine. A few small spots of oxidation and discoloration to front board. Minor bumping and rubbing to edges. Paper is brittle with chips to margins of a few pages. Title page and page 47 are detached but present and first several pages are nearly detached. Browning to pages. Text remains bright with illustrations throughout. 256 pages. Games and hobbies. HOB112111. Very Good -.