Refine search resultsSkip to search results
Chester Springs, PA: Dufour Editions, Inc., 1969. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 240 pp. 8vo. Scuffing to dust jacket, some staining, small closed tear at upper left corner of front panel, now in mylar cover. Some stainng to foredge, clean within.
A survey of the work of the following presses: Daniel, Kelmscott, Vale, Eragny, Ashendene, Essex House, Doves, Golden Cockerel, Gregynog, and Shakespeare Head. Fine / very good.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1946. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 195 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket is clean and tight with very minor sunning to the spine, now in mylar cover. Front cover design very reminiscent of his father, Frank Lloyd Wright's style, also the "Father" referenced in the title. Includes the complete text of "The House Beautiful" by William Gannet published as a limited edition by Wright client, William Winslow, in 1896 and illustrated by Frank Lloyd Wright. [Sweeney 648]. Signed by John Lloyd Wright on the half-title page.
The second son of Frank Lloyd Wright and Catherine Tobin Wright, John Lloyd Wright (1892-1927), like is elder brother Lloyd (Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.) followed their father into the profession of architecture. Like so.....
Brenda, W. T. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii [i], 418  pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with warm orange titling to cover and spine. Slight sunning to spine, general wear overall, bumping to corners including harder compression bump to the front boards lower right corner, minor fraying to head and foot of spine. Interior quite clean with previous owner's name in blue ink on first free endpaper as well as a heavy erasure mark and a small loss at upper right corner of leaf, "Peabody Book Shop, Baltimore" bookseller's label at base of front pastedown near gutter. Contains first state printing of illustrations by W. T. Brenda on glossy stock. Very Good.
Philadelphia, PA: David McKay, Publisher, 1894. Hardcover. First Edition. First American Edition. 329 pp. 8vo. Light grayish-pink decorative cloth binding with embossed titling in gold and black, slight wear and scuffing, spine has minor sunning. Interior clean and crisp with a penciled initial on the upper left corner of the front pastedown. Laid in is a 15 pp magic catalog, "Complete Manual for Adams' Real Magic Sets" printed on very low quality paper and in tenuous condition.
A very interesting early book on table magic focused on easy science experiments or demonstrations. Very Good.
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1908. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 159 pp. 12mo. Blue cloth cover with ornate gold embossed decoration on cover board. Bumping and scuffing to corners and edges. Endpapers have are slightly brittle due to quality of paper, interior pages have light foxing throughout. Otherwise clean with chromolithograph illustrations of locations along the ship's route. Good.
Colorado Springs, CO: The Press at Colorado College, 1974. Wraps. Limited Edition.  pp . Oblong 4to. Brown stiff paper covers with title and author's name printed in deep brown on the cover, white stitching at spine much like a Japanese binding.
A simple, yet absolutely stunning production with the bottom of each page deckled with color illustrations that are embossed and carry both color and texture. Signed by Wendell Berry on the final page of the poem under his initials. Designed, printed, and handbound by James Trissel. Produced in an edition of 100 copies, this being #20. Fine.
Engelland, Timothy. Old Deerfield, MA/Dublin, Ireland: The Deerfield Press/The Gallery Press, 1979. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Dust jacket is clean and crisp, now in mylar cover. Interior without a blemish.
This publication contains two poems, "The Gift of Gravity" and "Grief." Produced in an edition of 300 copies and signed by Wendell Berry on the colophon. Berry has also inscribed this copy to a previous owner, "For Bob in San Jose-Wendell Berry-12/4/85" Fine / Fine.
Monterey, KY: Larkspur Press, 2004. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 16mo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Paste paper covers with cloth spine. Also comes with the print, "The Kentucky River at Lanes Landing" by Welsey Bates which measures 12-1/4"x7" and is enclosed in a printed folder made of the same paper as the dust jacket.
Eleven poems fill this beautiful limited edition of poems. Printed in a total edition of 1500 copies, 1400 were printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and handbound by the Larkspur press. This is copy #92 of the additional 100 copies printed on Magnani Velata paper, handbound by Carolyn Whitesel, and signed by Wendell Berry on the colophon. The print that accompanies this volume, "The Kentucky River at Lanes.....
New York: Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc., 1937. Wraps. As. 48 pp. Folio. Orange paper wraps with photograph of Rodgers on front cover. Slight scuffing front and rear, tape repairs to spine where it began to split. Previous owner's name front cover. Clean within. 35 Songs written and popularized by Jimmie Rodgers. Good.
New York: Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc., 1934. Wraps. As. 48 pp. Folio. Light orange paper wraps with photograph of Rodgers on front cover. Slight scuffing front and rear, neatly applied reinforcement tape applied to spine. Previous owner's name in neat ink at top left corner inside front cover. Clean within. 30 Songs written and popularized by Jimmie Rodgers. Very Good.
New York: Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc., ca. 1935. Wraps. As. 64 pp. Folio. Green paper wraps with photograph of Rodgers on front cover. Slight scuffing front and rear, neatly applied reinforcement tape applied to spine. Previous owner's name in neat ink at top left corner inside front cover. Clean within. 35 Songs written and popularized by Jimmie Rodgers. Very Good.
Upperville, VA: Oak Spring Garden Library, 1989, 1990, 1997, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. Sylva: xxvii, 147 pp. Pomona: xxxii, 276 pp. Flora: lxxiii, 427; Herbaria: lviii, 394 pp. 4to. Dust jackets in mylar covers. Small, tasteful library bookplate on upper left corner of front pastedown of the Herbaria volume. Interiors clean and crisp. Rare as a set.
Important volumes chronicling the vast horticultural library Rachel Lambert "Bunny" Mellon and the high points within the collection. Fine / Very Good.
Derby, CT: Charleton Publications, 1969-1971. Wraps. First Edition. 3 issues: Vol. 21, No. 117 (April 1969); 50 pp. Vol. 22, No. 137 (December 1970); Vol. 23, No. 144 (July 1971). Each issues is 50 pp., 4to. Light scuffing, address label on each issue has been blocked out with black marker.
Issues feature the work of Chet Atkins, Bill Anderson, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard. Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. Hardcover. Second Edition. Originally published in 1914, revised in 1915. Blue cloth board with a Kolb Brothers photograph of the interior of the Grand Canyon reproduced in color and pasted into red Southwest inspired border on cover board. Gold embossed titiling to cover board and spine. Light scuffing overall, wear at corners. Text block slightly loose in boards. Previous owner's name in pencil on first free endpaper, and a note, "Summer reading for 1923." Minor staining to preliminary pages due to quality of paper. Illustrated with dozens of Kolb Brothers photographs that document the Canyon and their trips. Good.
Cruikshank, George. London: John Fairburn, 1825, 1826. Full Leather. First Edition. xvi, 448; xvi, 448, xvii, 448 pp. 8vo. Bound in deep red leather with gold embossed borders with decorative florets in the corner of each, five raised bands to spine, gold embossed panel decoration and titling. Wear and scuffing to covers, loses at corners, pastedowns of each volume decorated with gold embossed dentelles, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Text blocks were trimmed slightly in this contemporary binding, some foxing present throughout. Cruikshank's many illustrations have just a daub of hand applied color, frontispiece of each volume has heavy hand coloring. Good.
Scottsdale, AZ: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, 1967. Wraps. First Edition. 89 pp. Oblong Folio. Light blue paper wraps with blind embossed titliing on front cover, dark blue plastic come binding. Losses to edges of upper right and lower left corner of front cover, lower left corner of rear cover. Contains maps, space diagrams, transportation plans, mechanical services, etc.
Controversial from when Wright first proposed it in 1938, this schamatic represents a second pass at the project that came very close to moving forward in the late 1960s. Finally built in a modified version and opened in 1997, only the convention center was built, the extensive parklands along Olin Park and Turville Point to the southwest were not part of the final project. Very Good.....