New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 422 pp. 8vo. Terra-cotta cloth cover with tan backstrip. Lettering on front in black & gilt, on spine in black. Cover just a bit edgeworn. Endpapers are light gold color with catalog cover reproductions in brown tones. Author inscription on half-title page. There is a little play in the hinges, but basically the book is tight and clean. Very Good.
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London: Heinemann, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 539 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has very minimnal scuffing, and contains original wrap around "belly band" indicating that this book was a choice of the Book Society. Black cloth boards with gilt titling to spine as well as Tomlinson's signature in gold on front board. Clean within. Housed in custom black cloth slipcase and chemise. First issue due to error at title on p. 67 printed incorrectly, "Our All Yesterdays."
Signed by Tomlinson on the first free endpaper. Very good / Very Good.
London: Allan Bell & Co., 1837. Full Leather. First American. Originally bound in two volumes comprising the entire set of four volumes. Original leather covered boards with border of gold and blind embossing. Professionally re-backed in burgundy leather with three raised bands and gold tilting with matching full leather slipcase with marbled paper lining. Endpapers also replaced. Photographs gladly provided. Very Good.
Tokyo: Takshimaya. Paper. First Edition. Unpaginated, 16 pp. Subtitle, "." Covers, of faded pinkish paper tied at the spine with an aged brown ribbon, are aged, soiled, and creased. This volume is folded vertically down the center which has caused pages to be creased. The front cover has some chipping and a closed tear at the bottom of this crease. Format is as follows: brief descriptive text, in English, on left-hand page. Full-color, tipped-in plate of each of the 8 brocades on right-hand page with the title and dimensions of the pattern. The fold down the center has left a crease down the middle of the first two plates; these are larger than the following six, which are not creased. Interior is aged and soiled.....
Toronto, Canada: Toronto Public Library, 1975. Hardcover. As. xxiv, 561, xii, 563-1138 pp. 4to. Printed cloth covers in blue and green with small cuts of horse, windmill, etc. reproduced on front and rear boards of each volume, dark green spines with gold embossed titling. Slight scuffing to covers, bumping to corners, minor soiling to head, foot and foredge of text block. First volume originally published in 1958, corrected edition published in 1975 with the first publication of Volume II. Important reference work. Very Good.
Barcelona, Spain: Ediciones Poligraca, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 176 pp. 4to. Light tan cloth boards with black embossed titling and Martinez Celaya image on front cover, black embossed titling to spine. No dust jacket as issued. Clean and crisp within. Text in English and Spanish. Fine.
New York: The University Society Inc., 1917. Hardcover. As. 4to. Green cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine, "Nature Lovers Library" logo on lower right corner of the front board of each volume. Slight scuffing to covers from use, very clean within. Encyclopedic set on the natural world with both color and black and white illustrations. In original, rare wood shipping crate, emblazoned with "Nature Lovers Library. Six Volumes. Buckram" on ends. Lacking lid. Heavy set, will require additional shipping. Very Good.
Cincinnati, OH: The Pettibone Bros. Mfg. Co., 1895. Hardcover. Twelfth Edition. 488 pp. 16mo. Brown cloth boards with blind embossed borders to front and rear boards, gold embossed heraldic symbol on cover board, gold embossed titling to spine. Slight mottling to exterior boards from age, two pinpoint holls at base of front hinge. Publishers ads front and rear pastedowns, clean within. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1957. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 467, -838 pp. 8vo. Very light stain to foot of spine of Volume Two. Clean, crisp copies housed in the original publisher's slipcase in Good condition with chipping and wear at edges.
Signed by the author and illustrator, Tom Lea on the half-title page. Very Good.
Washington DC: White House Historical Association/National Geographic Society, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 1224 pp. (601 pp., 622 pp.). Green cloth covered boads with gold embossed image of the White House front doors on each volume. No dust jacket as issued. Slipcase in Fine condition. Fine.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1998. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. xvi, 536 pp. 4to. Light wear at edges of dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with gold embossed Mosher logo on front cover, gold titling to spine. Light spotting along head of text block, clean and crisp within. Fine / Very Good.
Park Forest, IL: The Prairie School Press, 1963. Hardcover. Facsimile Edition. Unpag. Folio. Green cloth boards with brown cloth over spine that wraps 1/3 of the way to front and rear boards, gold embossed titling to spine and rear board. Top edge gilt. Small bump 1-1/2" above foot of spine. Prospectus laid in. Housed in custom green cloth slipcase.
A stunning copy of the facsimile edition of "The House Beautiful" produced by William Winslow and his Auvergne Press in 1896/1897. Winslow was a client of Frank Lloyd Wright and enlisted Wright to create the intricate designs that adorn each page. Winslow's original edition was bound with a brown leather spine, here reproduced in cloth. A faithful facsimile, this edition even includes the fourteen page booklet.....
Omaha, NE: Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., 1993-2007. Wraps. First Edition. 4to. First two volumes are a reprint of the annual reports covering 1977-1986 and 1987-1993. Remaining 14 volumes were published in year following the annual report date. For example, the 2001 annual report was published in the early spring of 2002. All volumes have slight shelf wear, minor spotting here and there. Each volume averages 75 pages, the first two compendium volumes total 176 and 180 pages. Clean within.
An amazing opportunity to own 30 years of the reports of two of the best investors in history, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. Great wisdom in these pages. Very Good.
Horgan, Paul. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1956. Three Quarter Leather. Limited Edition. xiii, 363 pp. Three quarter brown leather binding with beige cloth insets, gold titling to spine. Map illustrated endpapers of the Southwest with a New Mexico inset. Color frontispiece by Paul Horgan tipped in. Clean, tight copy. Original slipcase in Very Good Condition with light wear at edges, title label (copy number hand written) pasted to front panel. Produced in an edition of 375 copies, this being #257 and signed by Horgan at the colophon. Fine.
Weston, Edward. Yosemite National Park, CA / Boston, MA: Virginia Adams / Houghton Mifflin Company, 1950. Comb Binding. First Edition. 79,  pp. Folio. Unpag. Cardboard covers with white plastic comb binding. Notorious for cover boards separating from spine, which this one has with the front and rear boards detached. Chipping and wear to both boards with losses at corners, creasing. Light foxing to first free endpaper, clean within. Illustrated with 30 plates of Weston's work in black & white. A very slight musty smell to the volume, photographs exquisite.
An important book in that it was Weston's last and includes the last photograph he ever took, #19, "Eroded Rocks, South Shore, 1948." Also significant in that it was published by Ansel Adams wife, Virginia.....