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Dayton, OH: Morningside Bookshop, 1983. Hard Cover. Facsimile Edition. Originally published by Vanderslice in 1897, 1899; this is a reproduction of that early edition. Clean, crisp copy with a National Park Service Gettysburg brochure and three color snapshots of the 1st Minnesota Monument and two others. Fine.
Doctolero, Ferdinand. Mataki City, Phillippines: The Bookmark, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 474 pp. 8vo. Very clean copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
A beautiful, heavily illustrated book celebrating Phillippine architecture, design, and culture. Inscribed boldly by Augusto Villalon on the title page. Fine / Fine.
London: Royal Society of London, 1850. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, -844, 13 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.
Also contains William Parson's (1800-1867) paper that first identifies the spiral nebulae,"Observations on the Nebulae" pp. 499-514 and cataloged separately as our inventory #27507. Very Good.
Mesa Verde, CO: Mesa Verde Museum Association, . Wraps. First Edition. 52 pp. Oblong Folio. Blue paper wraps with stylized southwest illustrations on cover. Light soiling overall, evidence of price tag removal on cover and first title page. Clean within.
Photographically illustrated piece on the history and uses of the structures at Mesa Verde National Park, established June 29, 1906. Very Good.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 127 pp. 4to. Black cloth boards with silver embossed titling to cover board and spine. Scuffing and wear overall, bumping to corners with losses to cloth, fraying to head and foot of spine, small loss at each, spotting to upper right corner of cover board. Interior clean with the a slight darkening to the pages due to the quality of the paper. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1852. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, -659, , 14 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.
Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); Edward Frankland's: “On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals” (pp. 417-444); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, -59, -414,  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.
Also contains J. Frederic Daniell's article, "Fourth Letter on Voltaic Combinations, with Reference to the Mutual Relations of the Generating and Conducting Surfaces." (pp. 41-56). Also contains Michael Faraday's articles, "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eleventh, Supplementary Note, Twelfth, Thirteenth & Fourteenth Series" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 128 for the Year 1838 Part I & Part II, pp. 1-40, 79-82, 83-124, 125-168, 265-282). Faraday makes an early step toward the discovery of the.....
London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, -336,  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. Crumpling and tears to p. 37/38, does not impact this article.
Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32) Also contains William Robert Grove's “On the Gas Voltaic Battery. Experiments Made with a View of Ascertaining the Rationale of Its Action and Its Application to Eudiometry” (pp. 91-112). Very Good.
Various: Various, 1968-1979. Various. As. A collection of 5 separate copies of "Charlotte's Web" in foreign language editions, all signed by E. B. White. Titled as follows: "Charlotte's Web" [Paperback, Fine, Dutch Language (Amsterdam: A.J.G. Strengholt, 1968)]. "Charlotte's Web" [Hardcover, Fine in Fine Dust Jacket; First Persian Language Edition (Tehran, Iran: Zar Press, 1971)]. "Fantastika Wilbur " [Hardcover, Fine, no Dust Jacket as issued; Swedish Language (Oslo: Raben & Sjorgen, 1973)]. "Charlotte's Web" [Paperback, Fine, Greek Language (Greece, 1977)]. "Paukova Mreza" [Paperback, Fine, Bosnian Language (Zagreb: Biblioteka Vjeverica, 1979)].
All are signed by E. B. White on the first free endpaper. Ever the humorist, White has signed the Greek Language edition "E. M. Oyatt," the spelling of his name in Greek. From the Estate of.....
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949. Hardcover. As. 54 pp. 4to. Minor chipping to edges of dust jacket, small losses at head and foot of spine, "Book Club of the Month" printed on top of front dust jacket flap; dust jacket now in mylar cover. Gray cloth boards with red embossed titling to cover board and spine, "Book Club" tiny red dot on lower right corner of base of rear board. Clean and crisp within.
This essay was first published in "Holiday" magazine in 1949. Although a Book Club Edition, the title page still indicates "First Edition" and the code "I-Y". [Hall A17]. Fine / Very Good.
Philadelphia, PA: A. J. Holman Company, 1971. Full Leather. As. 280, 166 [Concordance], 22,  maps pp. 8vo. Flexible black leather binding with gold embossed titling to spine, all edges gilt, black ribbon marker. Black leather binding. Housed in custom clamshell box.
A unique, humorous, and poignant item, E. B. White's (1899-1985) personal Bible. Unique in that White has signed the Bible on the second free endpaper, humorous in that he has filled out the pre-printed gift presentation page to himself on May 28, 1975, on the occasion of "his buying a new Bible," and poignant that the only indication of any use is his recording of the death of his wife on the pre-printed page for family information: "Katharine Sergeant White July 20, 1977.".....
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 806 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has numerous chips, tears, and losses, as well as minor staining, now in mylar cover. Green cloth boards with ivory cloth spine and gold embossed titling. Wear and scuffing to boards, light rust-like staining to boards and edges of text block.
Inscribed by E. B. White (1899-1985) to his wife, Katharine S. White (1892-1977) in blue ink on the first free endpaper: "For Katharine '...a lovely girl with ideals, principles, intelligence....' on that fateful day. 13 November. from Husband" A gift on the 41st anniversary of their wedding that took place on November 13, 1929. According to Martha White, their granddaughter, Katharine White was a great admirer of Lady.....
Williams, Guy. San Diego, CA: Irwin Hollander, 1961. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Scuffing and light soiling to cover wraps. Front cover beginning to pull away slightly from text block. Text of poems and observations of the artist that supplement the three signed, tipped in plates, each having the Hollander watermark and signed by Williams in pencil with tissue guards intact.
Printed in an edition of 100 copies, numbered, and 25 special copies marked A-Y. This is copy #45 of the numbered edition. Inscribed by Guy Williams (1933-2004) on the first free endpaper to legendary American sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899-1988). Williams was a modern artist and teacher based on the West Coast who used a variety of media in the course of his career. A......
London: Sharpe and Hailes, 1812. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. First English Edition, originally published in Baltimore. viii, 214,  ads pp. 12mo. Very light tan leather spine and corners. Rubbing and wear to corners, inset green marble papers on cover boards have almost rubbed off, seven gold lines across spine where raised bands would normally be, black leather patch title with gold embossed titling. Small circular stain below patch title. Previous owner has written their name on title page and penciled in "William Wirt" under title as the work was published anonymously, they also wrote their name in ink across the text of p. 1 and dated 1815. Strange. Age toning to endpapers, small water stain at head of first few pages, light foxing.....
Chicago, IL: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1931. Hardcover. First Edition. 63 pp. 4to. Orange paper covered boards with wear, chipping, and losses. The title page has corners that were removed, evidence of early tape repairs, amateur tape repairs and paper replacement to first two leaves. A square and rectangle excised from title page. This volume has somewhat if a rough existence, but was obviously read, re-read, and annotated by the owner over the course of many years. [Sweeney 261].
Inscribed "To Jim" by Frank Lloyd Wright in his distinct hand below the illustration of Wright's "Office Building Project of Glass and Metal" facing the title page. Inscribed to the previous owner on the front cover verso, "To Jim from Jack/ Christmas 1944." Could be.....
New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1953. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 8vo.
Exhibition catalog for the exhibition of the same name celebrating Wright's career in architecture. Illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings of Wright's. A necessary addition to any Wright collector's holdings. (Sweeney 912). Very Good.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1946. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 195 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket is clean and tight with very minor sunning to the spine, now in mylar cover. Front cover design very reminiscent of his father, Frank Lloyd Wright's style, also the "Father" referenced in the title. Includes the complete text of "The House Beautiful" by William Gannet published as a limited edition by Wright client, William Winslow, in 1896 and illustrated by Frank Lloyd Wright. [Sweeney 648]. Signed by John Lloyd Wright on the half-title page.
The second son of Frank Lloyd Wright and Catherine Tobin Wright, John Lloyd Wright (1892-1927), like is elder brother Lloyd (Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.) followed their father into the profession of architecture. Like so.....
Rockland, Maine: William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 1969. Soft Cover. First Edition. Printer's Proof. A mock-up example of the exhibition of the same name that was featured at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, July 11-September 8, 1969. Cover portrait of a sheep on cover in color, interior portraits in black and white. Printer's registration lines present on every page which are folded but loose in binding. A unique item for the Wyeth collector. Fine.
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1954. Wraps. First Edition. 242 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are clean and crisp. Spine tastefull repaired with all printing sharp and visible.
Yang–Mills theory that has been called “the most important cornerstone of theoretical physics.” Gauge theory was extended to non-Abelian groups by the seminal work of the American physicist Chen-Ning Yang. Very Good.