London: The Argonaut Press, 1927. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Argonaut Press Edition. Faux vellum spine, red cloth covered boards with gold embossed emblem of a ship on the sea on front boards. Light scuffing to boards, small stain at base of spine. Interior clean and crisp, with some pages uncut. Limited edition printed on Japon Vellum in an edition of 975 copies, this being #825. Very Good.
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London: The Argonaut Press, 1929. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Argonaut Press Edition. Faux vellum spine, yellow cloth covered boards with gold embossed emblem red crest on front boards. Light soiling to boards. Interior clean and crisp, with some pages uncut. Limited edition printed on Japon Vellum in an edition of 1050 copies, this being #100. Very Good.
Sauvage, Sylvain. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Limited Edition. First Limited Editions Club Edition. viii, 190 pp. 4to. Green cloth board with an illustration of two main characters on cover board, titling in gold to cover and spine. Clean and crisp within. Black paper covered slipcase in Good condition with some chipping and losses at spine and top joint, original paper label on spine.
Designed by Edward A. Miller and illustrated by Sylvain Sauvage. Produced in an edition of 1500 copies, this is copy #1478 and signed by Sylvain Sauvage at the colophon. Very Good.
Dine, Jim. San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1992. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 62,  pp. Folio. Green and black cloth boards with ingenious interlocking binding structure that seals the book when closed. Signed in pencil at the half-title limitation page by Allen Ginsberg and also includes his signature "AH" in a circle. Lithographs of Ginsberg and his mother, both at age 30 and on facing pages signed by Kitaj beneath the portrait of Naomi.
Produced in an edition of 226, 200 numbered and 26 copies for private distribution, this being copy #195. The thirty-eighth publication of the Arion Press. Fine.
Mt. Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell Limited, 1988. Trade paperback. As. xvii, 284 pp. 8vo. Very light scuffing, clean within.
George B. Hartzog, Jr. (1920-2008) was the seventh Director of the National Park Service and served from 1964-1972 until he was dismissed under pressure from President Richard Nixon over a dispute over Hartzog's cancellation of a special use permit of a friend of Nixon's. Outspoken, Hartzog led the NPS through a great deal of expansion, including many urban parks. Fine.
New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 47 Plates. Folio. Dust jacket has chips and tears, losses at corners, head and foot of spine now in mylar cover. Rust cloth boards with black embossed titling to cover and spine, slight sunning to spine, evidence of water staining at head of front board. Previous.
An interesting work of photography by Henry Inn, which could be somewhat serious due to its introduction by a sociologist detailing Hawaii's multi-racial background gong back for generations; or as cheesecake with all the photographs depicting pretty young women with their ethnic background listed on the facing page. Nevertheless, significant in that this copy is signed by the author to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973): "To Eliot Elisofon ALhoa.....
New York: Light Gallery/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 112 pp. Light scuffing to dust jacket, small chips at base, minor age toning to interior of dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Light age spotting to endpapers, head of text block, clean within. Printed in a limited edition of 7500 copies at the Pentacle Press.
Signed by Aaron Siskind on the first free endpaper and dated "12/6/84." Very Good / Very Good.
Van Der Zee, James. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan, 1973. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 159 pp. 4to. Light age toning to dust jacket from age, small 5/8" tear at upper right corner of front panel, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Clean within. New York Times obituary of James Van Der Zee laid in, dated May 16, 1983, the day following his death.
James Van Der Zee (1886-1983) was a ground breaking African-American photographer who chronicled the Harlem Renaissance and daily life in New York's African-American community. Inscribed in black ink by Van Der Zee on the title half-title page, "Truly Yours..James Van Der Zee 1880-1900-1977+ Lenox Mass & N.Y.C." A separate dedication signature appears below his in blue ink and dates Oct.....
Newark, VT: The Janus Press, 2001. Limited Edition. Unpag. Folio. Paper covered case houses paper covered folio that houses accordion folded pages with exquisite pop-ups and text in Latin. Small paste paper pamphlet contains English translation of Latin printed in movable book, CD of the musical performance illustrated within the book in a small paste-paper envelope tucked into a pocket on the front of the pamphlet. An unbelievable production in both design, art, printing, music, paper engineering. Produced in an edition of 120 copies.
"This publication was planned to celebrate Hildegard's nine hundredth birthday. Claire Van Vliet made the pulp paintings with Katie MacGregor in Whiting, Me. who also made the colored sheets and covers. The other papers are Twinrocker Lilac Wind & Barcham Green.....
Herriman, George. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962. Hardcover. As. xv, 477 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has light chips and tears, spine is faded from sunning, beginning to split at lower left hinge along spine, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Black cloth boards with gray printed title block on spine. Clean, crisp copy.
White wrote a 7-page introduction to this edition [HallB8], xxvii-xxiv, that is missing. Small typed note, laid in, signed by White "EBW," indicates that "My introduction has been clipped from this book. I probably used it as copy when I was putting together 'The Second Tree from the Corner.'" This would make sense in that "Second Tree was published in 1954, but in 1952 White also published "Charlotte's Web.".....