Sauk City, WI: Stanton and Lee, 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 308 pp. 8vo. Slight wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small losses at head and spine, now in mylar cover. Black cloth boards with gold and green embossed titling to spine and cover. Endpapers darkened slightly from age, clean within. Inscribed by Derleth on the first free endpaper. Very Good / Very Good.
Curry, John Steuart. New York: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated, 1942. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 366 pp. 8vo. Slight wear and scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Green cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine and minor bumping to corners, head and foot of spine. Endpapers printed with Curry illustation, previous owner's name and address in blank ink on front pastedown. Signed by Derleth and Curry on the half-title page.
The eighteenth title in the landmark "Rivers of America" series, August Derleth (1909-1971) was the perfect writer to assign the river he grew up next to, visited daily, and played a prominent role in many of his works, both fiction and nonfiction. Born in Kansas, John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was seen as a....
San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California, 2016. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 292 pp. 8vo. Navy blue covered boards with title printed on a light tan paper and inset into front cover, gold embossed titling to spine. Clean and crisp within. Prospectus and "Key to the Latin Specimen" laid in. Housed in the original blue paper covered slipcase with a design that replicates the letters of the alphabet in Palatino and is in Fine condition.
Beautifully produced volume that track's Hermann Zapf's (1918-2015) design and subsequent revisions of the typeface, Palatino. Heavily illustrated, "Key to the Latin Specimen" and "Greek Supplement" printed in letterpress by Richard Seibert. Printed in an edition of 300 copies, this being #298 and signed by the author. Book Club of California Publication #235. Fine.
San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California, 2016. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 120 pp. 4to. Beige paper covered boards with Bruce Rogers' library plate gold embossed on front cover. Clean and crisp within. One sheet printer's gift of Centaur Type designed and printed in an edition of 325 copies by Jery Kelly is laid in. Housed in the original brown paper covered slipcase that is in Fine condition.
The story of Bruce Rogers' design and refinement of the Centaur font. Printed in an edition of 300 copies, this being #239 and signed by both authors at the colophon. Book Club of California Publication #236. Fine.
New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1993. Wraps. First Edition. 328 pp. 4to. Clean copy, slight wer at edges, minor sunning to spine. Previous owner's library plate embossed on first free endpaper.
Catalog from the landmark exhibition of the same name organized by the Oakland Museum in Oakland, California. Very Good.
Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Art Museum, 2008. Wraps. Second Edition. First Printing. 120 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy.
Expanded edition of this definitive work on George Niedecken, best know for his interior and furniture designs in the Prairie School Style and his work in collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright. Fine.
New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 364 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Groundbreaking work on the lesser known architecture and design team of Antonin and Noemi Raymond. The Raymonds completed some stunning work both in the United States and abroad but are best known for their mid-century modern work and structures in Japan in the 1930s. Fine / fine.
Springfield, MA: C. A. Nicholas & Co. 1887. Full-Leather. First Edition. Clean, crisp copy with all gilded titles at spine and cront cover board clean and crisp. Slight sunning to spine, minor bumping to corners. Foredges are gilded. Pond was President of the Bangor Theological Society, Bangor, ME. Very Good.
London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1912. Quarter Leather. Limited Edition. Three-quarter red leather bindings with red cloth inset in covers of each volume. Five raised bands at spine, gold borders embossed within each compartment, gold embossed tilting in second and third compartments, date "1912" at foot of spine on each volume. Light wear and bumping to each volume, light creasing at hinges, all tight and intact. Top edge of each volume gilded. A very nice set of Browning's works.
Produced as "The Centenary Edition", the edition was limited to 526 copies for sale within the British Empire. 26 copies were produced on Japanese Vellum, 500 copies on Antique laid paper. This is copy #41 of the Antique Laid Paper Edition and is numbered in the first volume only. Very good.
Hallowell, ME: Masters, Smith & Co. 1865. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 468 pp., 472 pp. Wear and scuffing to boards, bumping at corners. Volume 2 has tear starting at front board along gutter, still tight. Volume 1 has penciled notes on endpapers, front and rear; previous owner's name in faded ink on first free endpaper of each volume. An important work in early Midcoast Maine history and genealogy. Both volumes encased in a custom slipcase made in the bookseller's in-house bindery. Very Good.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiv, 400  pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy. Brand new. Inscribed by the author on the title page.
Memoir of from United States Senator from Maine, Senate Majority Leader, and Special Envoy to Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Fine / fine.