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Binghamton, NY: The Bellevue Press, 1978. Broadside. First Edition. 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" postcard printed as a broadside of Ted Kooser's short poem, "New Year's Day"in black ink on a goldenrod field. This was the first printing of the poem by the the man who would become the U.S. Poet Laureate, serving two terms from 2004-2006. Fine.
Changchun, China: Yilin Graphic Arts Co., c. 1996. First Edition. Unpag. Oblong 4to. Red cloth covers with gold embossed titling in Chinese characters and English.
A China-produced overview of the "Red Flag Cars," which statrted as the official staff cars of the Chinese Communist Party in the late 1950s under Mao Zedong. The Company now exists as the Hongqi brand. This publication contains dozens of photographs, both color and black & white, showing the various models and their evolution.
Paris: Editions Henri Berger, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition. 271 pp. 4to. Brown cloth boards with author's signature embossed in white on front board.
Inscribed by Ion Iliescu on the second free endpaper while he was President of Romania (December 26, 1989-November 29, 1996) to Dana Mead (1936-2018), then CEO of Tenneco, a large U.S. conglomerate that had become one of the first U.S. companies to invest in post-communist Romania by opening a large hardwood processing plant. Fine.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiv, 221 pp. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Inscribed by the author to the previous owner's on the title page. Elizabeth Kauffman Bush is the sister of the subject, and wife of Prescott Bush, brother of President George H. W. Bush and uncle of President George W. Bush. Fine / Fine.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1970. Hardcover. First Edition. 347 pp. 8vo. Wear and scufing to dust jacket, closed tear at upper right corner of rear panel, light chipping at edges, now in mylar cover. Some soiling to foredge, minor. Clean within.
Inscribed to the previous owner by Richard Scammon on half-title page, previous owner's name also in ink on first free endpaper. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1974. Hardcover. First Edition. 271 pgs. 8vo. Brown cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Light wear to dust jacket at corners, small tear at foot of spine, minor soiling, barely noticeable, now in mylar cover. Clean within.
An interesting combination. Meets the point of a First Printing, with full number page on last page, but has blind stamp bookmark square on rear board, no pice on dust jacket. Signed by Annie Dillard on title page. Fine / Very Good.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. Elephant Folio. Clean, crisp extravagantly illustrated volume of one person's collection. Laid in is a 16 pp. catalog of black and white images that provides the background information for each of the series of color photographs of the same objects in the book. Slipcase in fine condition, decorated with same photographs that illustrate the dust jacket, front and rear.
Signed by Geismar and Kahn in year of publication on second free endpaper. Fine / Fine.
Abbott, Berenice. Gottingen, Germany: Steidl/Commerce Graphics, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 263, 315 pp. Folio. Gray cloth boards with black and white photographs by Abbott, inset into the front cover of both and directly above Berenice Abbott's signature embossed in white. White embossed titling to spine. Interiors clean, like new. Light gray cloth slipcase with Abbott's signature embossed in black on both sides. Very light soil mark on top of slipcase.
Important publication by the highly respected printer, Gerhard Steidl, a favorite of the late designer, Karl Lagerfeld. A production that was both brilliantly conceived and printed. Fine.
Amsterdam/Paris: Duranc Neveu, 1782. Full Leather. First Edition. Second Printing. -248; -242; -231; -257 pp. 8vo. Four volumes bound in two. Contemporary calf binding with considerable wear, hinges beginning to split due to the age and the leather that was not well oiled in its 238 years, but still tight to spine and boards. Marbled endpapers. Title patch missing from Volume I. Interior very clean. Gift inscription in very light ink on second free endpaper of bound Volume 2.
State "B" or second printing as identified by Max Brun, meets all first printing attributes except that the editor's note on the final page of Volume 4 is set in 16 lines instead of the 15 lines as it was in the first printing (Brun, Max.....
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1985. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 25 pp. 88 plates. 4to. Clean, crisp dust jacket in mylar cover. Dark orange rust-colored cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Crisp within.
Eliot Porter (1901-1990) is closely identified with the lavish color photographs reproduced in the various books he published with the Sierra Club. His photographs of the canyons now drowed by the Glenn Canyon Dam, sparked a new resistance against reclamation projects in the 1960s. Porter's mastery of black and white photography can be too easily forgotten; this volume reminds us of that mastery when he turned his lens on the American Southwest, his home over forty years. Signed by Eliot Porter on the title page. Fine / Fine.....