Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1935. Hardcover. First Edition. First US Printing. 672 pp. 4to. Grayish-beige cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine that has faded slightly, staining at base of spine. Pastedowns have discoloration where items were enclosed, clean within. Very Good.
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Boston, MA: Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, 1968. Hardcover. First Edition. x, , 536 pp. 8vo. Deep yellow dust jacket with chips, tears, losses,sunning to spine, and staining, now in mylar cover. Red cloth boards with slight rubbing from use. Light spots of staining on foredges.
Winthrop Williams Aldrich (1885-1974) was Ambassador to the Court of St. James from 1953 to 1957. Aldrich was also the brother of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Very Good / fair.
Chester Springs, PA: Dufour Editions, Inc., 1969. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 240 pp. 8vo. Scuffing to dust jacket, some staining, small closed tear at upper left corner of front panel, now in mylar cover. Some stainng to foredge, clean within.
A survey of the work of the following presses: Daniel, Kelmscott, Vale, Eragny, Ashendene, Essex House, Doves, Golden Cockerel, Gregynog, and Shakespeare Head. Fine / very good.
New York: Hearst Corporation, 1955. Hardcover. First Edition. 384 pp. Folio. Red cloth boards with gold embossed tilting to cover and spine, scuffing and wear to covers, bumping to corners. Previous owner's small address label pasted to upper right corner of first free endpaper. Clean and tight within.
Special edition with pages 233-380 devoted to Wright but also a specially bound issue in red cloth. Filled with color photographs, plans, interiors, and furniture. An important issue in House Beautiful's promotion of Wright's work under the editorial leadership of Elizabeth Gordon; John deKoven Hill, Architectural Editor; and Robert Mosher, Buildings Editor. deKoven Hill and Mosher were former Taliesin Apprentices. [Sweeney 1066] Also significant is that two separate bibliographies are laid in, both by Bernard Karpel, librarian.....
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.....
Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1934. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 126 pp. 8vo. Light scuffing to dust jacket with small stain at upper left corner of front which wraps a bit to the spine, tiny tear here and there along the edges, small loss at head of spine, now in mylar cover. Yellow cloth boards with blue embossed titling to cover and spine, clean and crisp within.
The basis for two movies (1939 & 1969) for which Robert Donat won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 1940 Oscars, beating out Clark Gable, Laurence Olivier, Mickey Rooney, and Jimmy Stewart. Fine / Very Good.
Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1944. Wraps. First Edition. xvi, 83 pp. 4to. Ivory paper wraps with woodcut of an Alaskan mountain range with a road winding below. The edges of the wraps and the spine have yellowed slightly due to age, small chips and tears. Includes maps, plan for roadside amenities, the Yukon Border Crossing facilities, and photographs of current buildings, passes, and ranges. A stunning early planning piece for access to more of the Alaska Territory which wouldn't attain statehood until 1959. Very Good.
Brenda, W. T. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii [i], 418  pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with warm orange titling to cover and spine. Slight sunning to spine, general wear overall, bumping to corners including harder compression bump to the front boards lower right corner, minor fraying to head and foot of spine. Interior quite clean with previous owner's name in blue ink on first free endpaper as well as a heavy erasure mark and a small loss at upper right corner of leaf, "Peabody Book Shop, Baltimore" bookseller's label at base of front pastedown near gutter. Contains first state printing of illustrations by W. T. Brenda on glossy stock. Very Good.
Philadelphia, PA: David McKay, Publisher, 1894. Hardcover. First Edition. First American Edition. 329 pp. 8vo. Light grayish-pink decorative cloth binding with embossed titling in gold and black, slight wear and scuffing, spine has minor sunning. Interior clean and crisp with a penciled initial on the upper left corner of the front pastedown. Laid in is a 15 pp magic catalog, "Complete Manual for Adams' Real Magic Sets" printed on very low quality paper and in tenuous condition.
A very interesting early book on table magic focused on easy science experiments or demonstrations. Very Good.
Wright, F& W. London: A & C Black Ltd., 1927. Hardcover. Second Edition. xx, 241 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with dark blue embossed titling to cover, blind embossed borders to cover and spine as well as gold embossed titling to spine. Foxing throughout book, heavier in front and rear, some staining to text block edges.
Inscribed on the first free endpaper, "To E.W. Reeves/with the Author's/affectionate regards/W.P. Reeves/18th June 1930." William Pember Reeves (1857-1932) was an historian, poet, and politician in New Zealand. We are unsure of who E.W. Reeves may have been. Good.
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1908. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 159 pp. 12mo. Blue cloth cover with ornate gold embossed decoration on cover board. Bumping and scuffing to corners and edges. Endpapers have are slightly brittle due to quality of paper, interior pages have light foxing throughout. Otherwise clean with chromolithograph illustrations of locations along the ship's route. Good.
Colorado Springs, CO: The Press at Colorado College, 1974. Wraps. Limited Edition.  pp . Oblong 4to. Brown stiff paper covers with title and author's name printed in deep brown on the cover, white stitching at spine much like a Japanese binding.
A simple, yet absolutely stunning production with the bottom of each page deckled with color illustrations that are embossed and carry both color and texture. Signed by Wendell Berry on the final page of the poem under his initials. Designed, printed, and handbound by James Trissel. Produced in an edition of 100 copies, this being #20. Fine.
Engelland, Timothy. Old Deerfield, MA/Dublin, Ireland: The Deerfield Press/The Gallery Press, 1979. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Dust jacket is clean and crisp, now in mylar cover. Interior without a blemish.
This publication contains two poems, "The Gift of Gravity" and "Grief." Produced in an edition of 300 copies and signed by Wendell Berry on the colophon. Berry has also inscribed this copy to a previous owner, "For Bob in San Jose-Wendell Berry-12/4/85" Fine / Fine.
Monterey, KY: Larkspur Press, 2004. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 16mo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Paste paper covers with cloth spine. Also comes with the print, "The Kentucky River at Lanes Landing" by Welsey Bates which measures 12-1/4"x7" and is enclosed in a printed folder made of the same paper as the dust jacket.
Eleven poems fill this beautiful limited edition of poems. Printed in a total edition of 1500 copies, 1400 were printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and handbound by the Larkspur press. This is copy #92 of the additional 100 copies printed on Magnani Velata paper, handbound by Carolyn Whitesel, and signed by Wendell Berry on the colophon. The print that accompanies this volume, "The Kentucky River at Lanes.....
New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979. Hardcover. First Edition. xvi, 526 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy in green cloth boards, gold embossed titling to spine. No dust jacket, as issued.
Important, and only, bibliography of the work of E. B. White (1899-1985), completed while he was still alive. Fine.
Shahn, Ben. New York: George Braziller, 1964. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. Oblong 8vo. Ivory cloth boards with title embossed in black on cover board and on spine. Clean within. Black cloth covered slipcase with small paper title patch that matches title pressed on cover boards has some scuffing, small cloth losses along edge, in Very Good condition.
14 reproduced drawings by Shahn accompany a poem by Berry written on the day of John F. Kennedy's funeral. Signed at the colophon by both Wendell Berry and Ben Shahn. Fine.