Germany: Heilbronn und Rothenburg, 1771. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. Unpag. Oblong Folio. 74 Plates. Three quarter leather binding with marbled paper insets, four raised bands at spine. Scuffing and wear to covers, small losses at board corners, chipping and loss at base of spine, small wormhole loss to rear cover board, bottom left corner. Light soiling to endpapers, indications of an earlier spill along upper right corner of front board and text block that extends though very top of text block to Plate 16. Handwritten, and quite elaborate, ownership label hand written on first free endpaper. The book's standard title page, printed in elaborate German type, is supplemented by an additional title page immediately following that is somewhat shortened in description, but has an...
St. Paul, MN: The Ampersand Club, 2005. Soft Cover. First Trade. 44 pp. Frontisportrait. Gray cloth over boards with mounted paper title label on spine and front cover. Set in Bembo type and printed on Zerkall paper by Gaylord Schanilec. From an edition of 626, this is one of 500 copies from the trade edition. Fine.
Privately Printed: n.d. Wraps. First Edition. Three Volumes in yellow wraps. Minor scuffing and soiling from shelf wear, prebious owner's name and address stamped on the lower right corner of the cover of each volume and on title page. Clean within.
No date but likely published in the early 1970s as all the dates end in 1971. Profusely illustrated with photographs of Mr. Knox, his family, and their sporting life. Knox was a collector of Modern Art with a portrait by Andy Warhol, "Portrait of Seymour H. Knox." His donation of the construction of a Modern wing to the Albright Gallery in Buffalo led to it being renamed the Albright-Knox Gallery in 1962. Very Good.
San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California, 2009. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xv, 324 pp. Folio. Green cloth boards with an inset paper label that incorporates a Yosemite etching and the book's title on the cover, black cloth spine with gold embossed titling.
Born in England, James Mason Hutchings (1820-1902) immigrated to the United States in 1848 and a year later ventured west during the California Gold Rush. A successful miner, he lost his fortune, and in 1855 led the second excursion of tourists into what would become Yosemite National Park (1890). Hutchings settled in the Yosemite Valley but was made to leave the Park in 1875 due to his legal challenges to the Sate of California by continuing to build structures on land he...
Tokyo: Risosha, 1958. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy. Purple and floral design covers cover boards. Japanese titling in gold. Text all in Japanese. Housed in original brown paper covered slipcase that has the following printed in English on one side, "Mr. & Mrs. Richard Whitney With Compliments of the Author. B. Kure" Fine.
Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1907. Hardcover. First Edition. 390 pp. B/w & color ills. Interesting cover is a pale print of daisies with yellow centers on a lighted ivory background. This pattern is repeated on book edges. Front cover has b/w illus. of woman holding fan, gilt lettering, and red and black Japanese characters. Spine lettered in gilt in German, the language of the text. Spine has a few discolored spots. There is occasional edgewear to cover, and three of the four corners are bumped. Eps, in the same daisy print, have penciled p.o. on ffep and a small stamped letter "B" on rear paste-down. Just a touch of foxing to prelims and occasionally throughout. Frontis is a color portrait of Dame Tomimoto Toyohina, protected...
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923. Hard Cover. First Edition. 264 pp. 8vo. Dust Jacket has a bold typographic design in red and black,was once white but has darkened with age, especially along the spine from sunning; loss at top and bottom of spine, upper edge of front and rear panel, minor soiling and now in mylar cover. Blue cloth-covered boards with soiling at edges, upper left corner of spine discolored from sunning do to missing part of dust jacket, fading to gold titling at cover and spine, Slight age toning to pages due to quality of paper, previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Very Good / Good.
Amsterdam, Netherlands: George Gallet, 1699/1700. Full leather. As. , 264, 281,  pp. 24mo. Volume II published 1700. Full leather binding with four raised bands at spine, early handwritten label pasted over original patch title location, gold decoration to spine compartments, loss at head of spine, loss at foot of spine near rear hinge, losses of leather at edges of boards. Missing first free endpaper, general age toning througout, clean. Text in French. Very Good.
New York: Day Line Steamers, 1882. Wraps. ,  map. 16mo. Heavy printed card covers with red cloth spine. Wear and chipping to covers, losses at cornes of first three pages. Early tape repairs to spine both at front and rear. Dated '82 on front cover. Wonderful multi-colord map of the Hudson River Balley from New York Harbor to Albany folded at rear, some Japanese mending tape repairs at folds from our in-house bindery. When extended, measures 8'--4-3/4" in length and 5-1/2" in width.
A nice promotional piece for the Day Line Steamers company. Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1873. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , iv, , -662 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
Görlitz, Germany: Ben Hermsdorf und Anton, 1794. Quarter Leather. As. , 265, 301 pp. 12mo. Quarter Leather binding with marbled paper covered boards, considerable soling and war, chipping and small losses at head and foot of spine. Small red and white oval labels affixed to front cover some time ago, Previous owner's nots on front pastedown, general darkening of pages due to age. Text in German. Good.
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1876. Full Leather. First Edition. xiii, , 403 pp. 8vo. Full red leather bindings with five raised bands at spine. Gold titling to spine, remaining compartments between bands decorated with gold embossed illustrations of a horse and rider jumping a gate, horseshoe, polo hat and mallet, hunting horn and fox head. Two gold line borders surround front and rear boards, gold lines on board edges, creasing along hinge of front and rear boards that has lost a small amount of the leather's surface color; gold line borders to pastedowns with horseshoes embossed on foredge corners. Interiors clean and crisp within and with original cloth covers bound in at rear. Illustrated with 10 color plates with tissue guards and 3 woodcuts...
London: MacMillan and Company, 1877. Full Leather. As. 440 pp. 16mo. Soft, dark green calf binding with stamped bright gilt rules on covers. Spine with five raised bands is tooled with bright gilt embellishments and lettering. Slightly worn gilt rules along cover edges. Spine is lightly worn and beginning to crack along top of front hinge. Light shelf wear to covers and spine, particularly at corners and spine ends. Aeg. Bright gilt inside dentelles. Dark gray-green eps. Preliminaries lightly foxed, including title page with b/w illustration. Rest of text is slightly aged, but clean and crisp. A Zaehnsdorf binding. Very Good.
New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. First American Edition. 92 pp. 4to. Bright color ills. Published in France under the title "Patapoufs et Filifers." This edition translated by Rosemary Benet. Blue cover has darker blue box stamped on front containing title and illustration. Darker blue title on spine. Corners lightly bumped. Spine has slight wear at ends, and there are touches of edgewear on bottom edges. There are traces of soil to lower front cover, and upper front cover is a bit warped. All in all, really a very good cover. Dust jacket, in protective cover, is unclipped. It is chipped at extremities, somewhat soiled, and faded on spine. A 1" chip at head of spine is the largest loss of...