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Salisbury, England: Castle Hill Press, 2014. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xxvi, 419 pp. 4to. Blue cloth binding with blind embossed border on front board, gold embossed titling to spine. Head of text block gilded. Dust jacket clean, crisp and in mylar cover.
Produced in an edition of 377 copies, 225 were produced in cloth and numbered 86-310, this one being #98. Signed by author at end of foreword on p. xxv. Fine / Fine.
Salisbury, England: Castle Hill Press, 2016. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xvii, 302 pp. 4to. Red cloth binding with blind embossed border on front board, gold embossed titling to spine. Head of text block gilded. Dust jacket clean, crisp and in mylar cover.
Produced in an edition of 377 copies, 225 were produced in cloth and numbered 86-310, this one being #98. Signed by author at end of foreword on p. xv. Fine / Fine.
Salisbury, England: Castle Hill Press, 2015. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xxii, 338 pp. 4to. Gray cloth binding with blind embossed border on front board, gold embossed titling to spine. Dust jacket clean, crisp and in mylar cover.
Produced in an edition of 427 copies, 300 were produced in cloth and numbered 96-395, this one being #141. Signed by author at end of foreword on p. xxi. Fine / Fine.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885. Hardcover. xix, 536, 4 [ads] pp. 8vo. Blue/green cloth boards with gold embossed illustration on cover, gold embossed titling to spine. Light wear to head and foot of spine, minor bumping to corners. Original brown endpapers with gutter starting to split, paper only, at front pastedown, binding is tight. Clean within, heavily illustrated with six maps, four folding. Beautiful chromolithographed frontispiece of "Mrs. Forbes' Honey-Eater" with tissue guard. Very Good.
Berry, Carol Thayer. Camden, Maine: The Smiling Cow/Camden Herald Publishing Co., 1947. Wraps. First Edition. 90 pp. 8vo. Illustrated with black & white woodblock prints by Midcoast artist Carol Thayer Berry. Brown sueded paper covers have black printing, very light scuffing from shelf wear.
A comprehensive look at the first 200 years of settlement in this region. Inscribed on the half-title page by author to legendary Camden rare book dealer Lilian Berliawsky, longtime Maine bookseller and founder of ABCD Books of Camden, Maine. Very Good.
New York, NY: R. H. Russell, Publisher, 1899. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. Unpag. Oblong Folio. Clean, crisp copy with minor scuffing to the covers. Fourth in Gibson's series of publications of his drawings.
Produced in an edition of 250 copies, this is #100 and signed by Charles Dana Gibson and the publisher on the limitation page. Very Good.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xi, 252 pp. Folio. Red cloth boards with title blind embossed on front board, gold embossed to spine. Housed in matching red cloth slipcase.
Second installment in an exceptional work that both explains the rise in film noir but also features the books that inspired the films. An important refernce work for any bibliophile with an interest in film and mid-century America. Printed in a Deluxe Limited Edition of 110 copies, this is copy #23 and is signed by Kevin Johnson and Guy Maddin on the colophon. Fine.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2007. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xiii, 380 pp. Folio. Green cloth boards with title blind embossed on front board, gold embossed to spine. Housed in matching green cloth slipcase. Errata sheet laid in at rear.
An exceptional work that both explains the rise in film noir but also features the books that inspired the films. An important refernce work for any bibliophile with an interest in film and mid-century America. Printed in a Deluxe Limited Edition of 110 copies, this is copy #88 and is signed by Kevin Johnson and Paul Schrader on the colophon. Fine.
New York: Random House, 1931. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 116 pp. 8vo. Black cloth boards with slight fraying at head of spine. Minor foxing to endpapers, clean within.
Inscribed by the author on the first free endpaper to "Mr. & Mrs. Maurice J. Kane..." The bookplate of Ruth Swetland Kane is affixed to the first free endpaper. Louis Henry Cohn, with his wife, Marguerite, founded the House of Books in 1930, one of premier bookstores offering modern first editions. Louis died in 1953, Margie carried on and became a legendary bookseller in her own right until she closed the business in 1984. Also included are three ALS addressed to Mrs. Kane, two of August 1938 from Margie Cohn, September 1939 from Louis, and a postcard offering...
Gibson, Charles Dana. New York: Collier's Weekly, n.d. Loose Leaf in Folio. As. Early 20th century. Folio of four loose color prints printed an edition that accompanied 4 color prints by Frederic Remington. Remington prints missing from folio. Black cloth folio with Remington illustration and title pasted to front boards, black cloth ties. Three of the four "Artist's Proof" of the Gibson plates come with lables, "Hearts are Trump," "Reciprocity," and "The Hero endeavors to decide upon an object for his affection." All prints have very minor toning at edges, color portions very clean. Very Good.
Chicago, IL: Chicago Statuary Mfg. Co., c. 1927. Wraps. First Edition. 48 pp. Oblong 4to. Gray-green cover wraps with slight wear and scuffing. Heavily illustrated with everything from classical figures and busts of Abraham Lincoln to "Ear, Colossal Size."
A trade catalog lightly represented in institutions with only three copies appearing in OCLC. Very Good.
New York: Sears Publishing Company, 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. viii, 305 pp. 8vo. Bright orange covers with very light darkening to spine, bumping to corners and light scuffing. Oddly, publisher printed on base of spine, Dodd, Mead & Company, is not the same as Sears Publishing Company printed on title page. Nevertheless, a scarce volume. 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.
New York: Adams Press Print, 1923. Hardcover. First Edition. 322, ,  ads pp. 8vo. Includes the 2 page "Editorial Addendum" bound in at rear, 6 pages of ads. Red cloth boards with black titling embossed to cover boards and spine. Volume has been expertly rebacked using the original spine and preserving the first free endpaper with "Dunninger Enterprises" stamp intact. Interior clean with pencil marks on tricks that interested and earlier reader. Very Good.
Tress, Arthur. Richmond, VA: Westover Publishing Company, 1972. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 4to. Light scuffing to dust jacket, small tears at head and foot of front and rear panels, now in mylar cover. Inscribed by the artist on the title page.
Seminal work by and about the photographer Arthur Tress. Inscribed by Tress in blue ink on the title page: "For Bernard/Arthur Tress." Fine / very good.
Bern: Stampfli & Cie, 1967. Hardcover. First Edition. Roughly translated: "Silks in the Italian Painting of the Fourteenth Century." 523 pp. Folio. Scuffing and light soiling to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Minor staining to foredge of text block clean within. Text in German. Very Good / very good.
New York: Pach Brothers, n.d. Photograph. First Edition. A quite formal portrait of the famed American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, best known for his so named "Gibson Girl" image that came to represent the ideal woman of the late 19th and early 20th century. The image of Gibson measures 9-3/4" x 7-1/4" the original mounting board measures 13-1/2" x 9-1/4"
Inscribed in pencil by Gibson below the photograph on the mounting board, "To Gwendolyn Gwyer/Sincerely/C D Gibson" Gwendolyn Gwyer may have been a model for Charles Dana Gibson. Born in Brooklyn in April of 1893, Gwyer married Robert I. Walker on March 4, 1916, indicating that this photograph was inscribed to Ms. Gwyer prior to her marriage. A very unique Charles Dana Gibson inscribed item...
Huntington Beach, CA: James Cahill Publishing, 1995. Manuscript. First Edition. Archive includes a ten page computer printout of "The Writer and His Machine," which varies slightly from the published edition. The 17 page computer printout varies from all versions. Unsigned Michener note says about this second version ("This Fourth Version of the manuscript, the final version"): "We have indicated by bold face the new material..." His note covers several options for dealing with printing two such similar versions of the essay. Also included is a 12-page typescript fax corresponding to the first version of "My Advice to Young America." Printed on legal paper, folded to letter size, with the text written in hand where it ran off the bottom. Also includes typed note signed by...
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. xii, 244 pp. 4to. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small loss at head of spine, chipping at edges, now in mylar cover. Previous owner's name stamped on first free endpaper. Clean within.
An important book by one of the preeminent photographers of the 20th century. Very Good / very good.
Van Der Zee, James. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan, 1973. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 159 pp. 4to. Light age toning to dust jacket from age, small 5/8" tear at upper right corner of front panel, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Clean within. New York Times obituary of James Van Der Zee laid in, dated May 16, 1983, the day following his death.
James Van Der Zee (1886-1983) was a ground breaking African-American photographer who chronicled the Harlem Renaissance and daily life in New York's African-American community. Inscribed in black ink by Van Der Zee on the title half-title page, "Truly Yours..James Van Der Zee 1880-1900-1977+ Lenox Mass & N.Y.C." A separate dedication signature appears below his in blue ink and dates Oct...