Bourdelle, Pierre. New York: Pierre Boudelle Studio/Albert Carman, 1945. Portfolio. Limited Edition. , 53 plates. Elephant Folio. Blue cloth portfolio with the title, WAR embossed in gold on front board. Fading and scuffing to boards, sunning has darkened spine. Plates and text all on loose sheets, quite clean.
Pierre Bourdelle (1901-1966) was an artist born in France and the son of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Pierre Bourdelle was the most active in the United States and completed a number of commissions for murals and other designs for the railroad industry. This work included murals for Cincinnati's Union Terminal in 1933, work on the California Zephyr, murals and reliefs for ocean liners, and architectural projects. Bourdelle served as a volunteer ambulance driver for the American Field Service...
New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1937. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxx, 183 pp. 8vo. Burgundy cloth-covered boards with gold embossed titling to cover board and spine, spine has faded slightly from sunning. Clean within, front endpapers illustrated with a map of Rhode Island, rear endpapers a family tree of the decendents of Arnold Buffum and Rebecca Gould.
Inscribed by Malcolm R. Lovell to Winthrop Aldrich. Winthrop W. Aldrich was Chairman of Chase National Bank and a considerable business and social force in New York during the 1930s and 1940s. He was appointed by President Eisenhower as Ambassador to England from 1953, a role in which he served through 1957. Aldrich was the son of Rhode Island Senator Nelson W. Aldrich and the brother of...
Washington DC: The American Institute of Architects Press, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 213 pp. Folio. Very light scuffing to dust jacket, small tear and crease at foot of rear panel, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within.
Inscribed by both principals of the firm, Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear on the first free endpaper. Very Good / very good.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1943. Hardcover. First Edition. 155 pp. Dark blue covers and spine. Front cover has a military insigne, blind-stamped, in red. Spine has blind-stamped, red lettering. Covers and spine are very slightly aged and edge-worn. Volume has a protective cover. Text is accompanied by numerous b/w photos and maps. Interior is slightly aged, but otherwise clean, crisp and tight.
Ink inscription, on first free endpaper, reads, "This story of great guys is given to "Slug" Railey -- With admiration, respect and affection from one of C.O. Alumni -- Doug, June 6th, 1943." Tucked inside the front cover, is a 2 1/2" x 4", b/w photo of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presumably, the inscription is from him. Very Good.
London: Friedman/Fairfax, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition. 160 pp. Color photo ills. Pale grey covers have bright gilts on spine. Brilliantly colored dj cover shows needlepoint designs front and back. Small store sticker on back cover of dj. Twenty vibrant designs from an expert needleworker with advice on how to adapt these ideas to create your own designs. Fine / Fine.
Portland, OR: Frank Amato Publications, 1985. Hard Cover. First Edition. 118 pp. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small tears at head and foot of spine, now in mylar cover. Lengthy inscription by Les Johnson on first free endpaper, in exquisite printing, to a Martin spoting goods employee thanking them for the use of their reels, especially the Martin MG Series.
Signed by Author. Fine / Very Good.
Commonwealth of Massachusets, 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. 93 full-color plates. Subtitle: "..drawn in color...for 'Birds of Massachusetts and other New England States' by Edward Howe Forbush." Cover has gilt lettering, state seal center front. Corners slightly bumped. Ends of spine are shelfworn, cover is occasionally shelf-scuffed. Eps slightly soiled and foxed. Small ink p.o. on ffep. This volume contains a page and a half introduction, a two-page index, and then just the 93 glorious, full-color plates. A wonderful reference! Very Good.
Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 1977. Wraps. As. ix, 352 pp. 8vo. Brown paper wraps with light soiling from age, text block has spotting along foredges. Clean within.
Signed by the author on the first free endpaper, "Harlan Hubbard/Payne Hollow Ky mile 567.3 O.R./October 4 1982" Very Good.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xi, 252 pp. Folio. Red cloth boards with title blind embossed on front board, gold embossed to spine. Housed in matching red cloth slipcase.
Second installment in an exceptional work that both explains the rise in film noir but also features the books that inspired the films. An important refernce work for any bibliophile with an interest in film and mid-century America. Printed in a Deluxe Limited Edition of 110 copies, this is copy #23 and is signed by Kevin Johnson and Guy Maddin on the colophon. Fine.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2007. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xiii, 380 pp. Folio. Green cloth boards with title blind embossed on front board, gold embossed to spine. Housed in matching green cloth slipcase. Errata sheet laid in at rear.
An exceptional work that both explains the rise in film noir but also features the books that inspired the films. An important refernce work for any bibliophile with an interest in film and mid-century America. Printed in a Deluxe Limited Edition of 110 copies, this is copy #88 and is signed by Kevin Johnson and Paul Schrader on the colophon. Fine.
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1988. Hardcover. First Printing. Unpag. Folio. Light scuffing to dust jacket, 1/2" tear at head of spine at top left corner of front panel, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within.
Signed in silver ink by editor Kevin Kelley in silver ink on black first free endpaper. Fine / very good.
Wilson, Edward A. New York: The Heritage Press, 1948. Hardcover. As. xxii, 107 pp. Folio. Wear and scuffing to covers, minor soiling. Clean within.
Survey of the work of artist Edward A. Wilson, a prominent book illustrator in the early 20th century who illustrated numerous titles for The Limited Editions Club. Very Good / Very Good.