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Berkeley, CA: Ian Jackson, 2010. Wraps. First Edition. 61 pp 8vo. Cover reproduces the cover of Rosenthal's first catalog. Published by the late Ian Jackson in memory of his friend and mentor, Bernard Rosenthal's 90th birthday with Addenda laid in. One of 400 copies. Laid in as well is a folded single sheet, "Addenda and Errata to Bernard Rosenthal's 'Autobiography and Autobibliography'" published by Jackson in 2017 upon Rosenthal's death. 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.
New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxxi, 713 pp. 8vo. Green cloth boards with green embossed titling, front endpapers are decorated with a map of California. Previous owner's bookplate on upper left corner of front pastedown. Clean within. Slight darkening to front and rear endpapers. Previous owner's notes in pencil on rear first free endpaper, folding map inserted into tipped in envelope at rear cover is in Fine condition. No dust jacket.
An early volume in the WPA supported American Guide Series. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxvi, 545 pp. 8vo. Wear and chipping to dustjacket, small chips and losses along edges, head of spine, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Red cloth boards with gold embossed titling, front endpapers are decorated with a map of Rhode Island. Ex-library but barely evident, with faint ink stamp on half-title page, blind embossed library stamp at base of title page. Clean within. Folding map inserted into tipped in envelope at rear cover is in Fine condition.
An early volume in the WPA supported American Guide Series. Very Good / Good.
Siegl, Helen. Barre, VT/West Burke, VT: Barre Publishing Company, Inc./Janus Press, 1970. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Purple paper tri-fold folder with titling to front cover, light soiling and sunning from age. Encased in golden paper covered slipcase with some soiling. Features woodcut engravings celebrating twelve famous Christmas carols.
Printed on Japanese paper at the Janus Press in an edition of 900 signed and numbered copies, this being #186 and signed by Helen Siefl in pencil on the colophon. Very Good.
Fine, Ruth E. Newark, VT: Janus Press, 1987. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpaginated. 8vo. Light beige wraps with some fading from time. that folds out to a 34" printed broadside linoleum cut by Ruth E. Fine, with Burke's poem printed along outer edge. Quite stunning production.
Printed in an edition of 150 copies, signed by Burke and Fine on the colophon. Very Good.
Tucson, AZ: The Peccary Press, 1985. Hardcover. 47 pp. 8vo. Orange dust jacket with minor sunning to spine. Brown cloth boards with orange circle design at lower right corners that mimics design on dust jacket. Clean and crisp throughout.
Handbound in an edition of 250 copies by Saltbush Studio. Fine / Very Good.
Rio di Janeiro/Salvador, Brazil: Livraria Kosmos Editora Ltda/Fundacao Cultural do Estado da Bahia, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition. 146 pp. 4to. Light wear and chipping to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. White glossy cover boards with gray titling to cover and spine. Clean within. Heavily illustrated survey of decorative tiles of the Bahia region of Brazil. Very Good / Very Good.
New York, NY: Random House, 1954. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 243 pp. 8vo. Dust jackets has small chipsat head of rear panel, minor sunning to spine, plastic film attached to dust jacket in original production beginnnig to separate at upper right corner of front cover, now in mylar cover. Original 1/2 silver and orange stamped black cloth over brown boards with ricepaper-like endsheets. Fine / Very Good.
New York: Random House, 1939. Illustrated Boards. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 4to. Color & b/w ills. Cover shows Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket with their shadows looming behind them -- full color on a light brown background. Navy backstrip has yellow lettering on spine. Corners are bumped and rubbed. Some edgewear. Spine cloth rubbed at hinges, slightly sunned. Bright yellow endpapers have articles from the toy workshop in red surrounding Pinocchio. Rear eps lightly soiled. From the Collodi book, this is the movie version of the story of the mischievous wooden puppet. Illustrations. taken from the motion picture. Pages have an occasional light fingerprint. Very Good.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiv, 368 pp. 8vo. Wear and chipping to dustjacket, small chips and losses along edges, multiple tiny creases at head of spine, now in mylar cover. Green cloth boards with dark green embossed titling and little wear or scuffing with some staining from age, front and rear endpapers have darkened from age. Clean within. Folding map tipped into rear cover is in Fine condition. Good / Good.