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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.....
Garden City, NY: The Nature History Press, 1969. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. viii, 197 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has light chips and small tears at edges, 3" tear at upper right corner of rear panel at head of spine. Yellow cloth boards with green embossed titling to spine. Previous owner's name and date of purchase written in blue ink at the upper left corner of the front pastedown, clean within.
An extremely important book, and Ian L. McHarg's (1920-2001) first, that set out a systematic approach to designing for communities that took the environment into consideration, working with the ecology of the area rather than forcing it to adapt to the built environment. McHarg was the founder of the department of Landscape Architecture at.....
Tucson, AZ: Privately Printed, 1945. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Terracott and beige wraps with Dixon's signature thunderbird "mark" at the center of the design. Light scuffing and soilinge from age. A long running series of Dixon's quotes fills the verso and recto of the cover wraps. Illustrated within the text, but also contains center section of 16 pages of his paintings, 8 black and white, 8 in color. Key to this publication is a list of Dixon's exhibitions by date and city, the same with mural decorations, and a final list of collections housing his work. Photograph of Dixon by Ansel Adams is the frontispiece.
Maynard Dixon's (1875-1946) work as an illustrator, painter, and muralist focused on the American Southwest, and for many came.....
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.
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.....
New York: Bramhall House, 1965. Hardcover. First Edition. First Bramhall House Edition. 164 pp. Folio. Light scuffing to dust jacket, rippling at lower left corner of front panel which has caused slight bubbling to the plastic paper coating, now in mylar cover. Light beige cloth boards with red title block on spine, very clean within. Text in English, French, and German.
A reproduction of the original bound volume published by Wijdeveld in 1925 (Sweeney 165 & 1604). Fine / very good.