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New York: HarperBusiness, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. xix, 235 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Signed by Peter Drucker on the first free endpaper. Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) was the foremost management thinker of the 20th century who wrote extensively on management, managing oneself, and overall challenges facing society with the growth of the modern corporation. Drucker was also known as the "Father" of modern management. It was not often that Drucker signed books, he was not one for book tours or for leaving his home in Claremont, California -- those seeking his advice came to him. Fine / Very Good.
London: Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823-1834. Full leather. First Edition. 4to. Brown leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy and black leather patch titles to spine of each volume. Each binding has boards that are splitting at hinge, wear and chipping to edges. Three line gold border to front and rear covers, elaborate dentelles to front and rear pastedowns, marbled endpapers, previous owner's bookplate on pastedown of each volume. Light foxing throughout, almost all portraits have ghosted onto the tissue guard protecting each. Very Good.
San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California, 2015. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 264 pp. Charcoal cloth covered boards with silver titling to spine. Housed in custom clipcase of the same cloth.
Important book on the husband and wife design team of Ernst and Esther Born that traces their lives and career from the East Coast to California. Produced in an edition of 300 copies, this is copy #175 and the 234th publication of The Book Club of California. Fine.
Tahoma, CA: L & L Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. x, 380 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Inscribed by author in year of publication on first free endpaper. A compendium of tricks exclusively published for magicians working the restaurant trade. Fascinating! Fine / fine.
Willcox, Sandy. Cabot, VT: Vermont Stoveside Press, 1967. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 25 pp. 8vo. Black cover with white polka dots, title label pasted to front board. Clean within. A crisp, well designed book.
Produced in an edition of 250 copies, this being #12. Signed by the author on the title page." Printed in handset Bodoni on an 8x12 foot treadled platen press, hand-bound by the printers and poet. Fine.
Willcox, Sandy. Cabot, VT: Vermont Stoveside Press, 1967. Wraps. Limited Edition. 25 pp. 8vo. Heavy red paper wraps, pamphlet stitched. Clean within. A crisp, well designed book.
Produced in an edition of 250 copies, this is a variant in that it is marked "Press Proof" Printed in handset Bodoni on an 8x12 foot treadled platen press, hand-bound by the printers and poet. Fine.
Portland, ME: Ascencius Press, 2008. Broadside. First Edition. 12x14-1/2" Tiny bump at lower right corner that will not show once the broadside is framed.
Sinclair Hitchings and Scott Vile crafted this broadside on heavy ivory paper to salute the press and its founder, publishing it in December 2008. Most copies remained in the hands of friends of the press. Fine.
Portland, ME: Ascencius Press, 2010. Broadside. First Edition. 10 x 12-1/2". Heavy cream paper with light gold embossed title and author.
Broadside printed at the Ascensius Press in January 2010 for the meeting of the Club of Odd Volumes in Boston to accompany a lecture by Sinclair Hitchings, "Boston's Cult of the Broadside." Fine.
Sinclair Hitchings, 2010. Broadside. First Edition. 9 1/2 by 13 inches of David McCord's Oregon published by Sinclair Hitchings in memory of David McCord and Ray Nash. This is the facsimile edition by Stephen Stinehour. The original edition was printed for the Massachusetts Historical Society by the Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont in 1959 and was designed by Ray Nash. Fine.
Miller-Brown, Andrew. Lyndonville, VT: Plowboy Press, 2005. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. 24mo. Accordian fold bound into a pastepaper cover. Printed letterpress on Barcham Green Sandwich, paste paper of Fabriano Miliani Ingres and housed in a Fabriano Tiziano slipcase.
An excerpt from "Aelfric's Colloquoy" with the Latin text arranged to resemble a field being plowed with the plowman and his ox at the end of that texxt, Miller-Brown's translation in English follows. Issued in an edition of 100 copies, initialed by the artist/author/printer on the colophon. Fine.
Wright, Frank Lloyd. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita, 1984. Hardcover. First Edition. Unpag. Folio. Dust jacket is clean and crisp, now in mylar cover. Red cloth boards with black embossed titling to spine. Minuscule foxing spots to endpapers only. 266 plates of Wright's renderings for both finished buildings and unfinished projects. Text in English and Japanese. Includes original cardboard slipcase in Fine condition with very minor sunning to the spine.
Volume 9 of the landmark work undertaken by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and the A.D.A. Edita publishing company. The original Monograph encompassed 12 volumes. Fine / Fine.
Portland, OR: Nazraeli Press, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 15 black and white plates. Clean, crisp copy with Maisel's photograph illustration of reprinted on cover.
Stunning aerial photographs of the Los Angeles area by photographer David Maisel. Photographs take on an almost surveillance-like feel from the height at which they were taken and printed as they appear in the original negative form. The photographs are preceded by Mark Strand's poem, "Black Maps" and ends with an essay by William L. Fox entitled "Shadowlands." Fine.
Mesa Verde, CO: Mesa Verde Museum Association, . Wraps. First Edition. 52 pp. Oblong Folio. Blue paper wraps with stylized southwest illustrations on cover. Light soiling overall, evidence of price tag removal on cover and first title page. Clean within.
Photographically illustrated piece on the history and uses of the structures at Mesa Verde National Park, established June 29, 1906. Very Good.
Santa Fe, NM: Southwest Cultural Resources Center, 1991. Wraps. First Edition. x, 173,  pp. 4to. Black and ivory card stock wraps with black printed titling to cover and spine, photograph of cliff dwellings on the cover. Ex-Library with call number written on front cover, deaccession stamp on title page. Three folding maps bound in at rear.
Administrative History of Navajo National Monument in northern Arizona, established in 1909. Very Good.
Malibu, CA: Pangloss Press, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 185 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with price clipped dust jacket in mylar cover.
Important biography and survey of the work of Gilbert Stanley Underwood (1890-1960), a prolific architect best known for his National Park lodges, including Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park and his Art Deco masterpiece, Omaha's Union Station. Fine / Fine.
Nagoya, Japan: Eirakuya T shir, c. 1829-1847. As. Volumes 1, 2, 4 & 5 of the original 5 volume set. Missing Volume 3. Unpag. 8vo. Volumes 1 & 4 contain 22 leaves; Volumes 2 & 5 contain 21 leaves. Each volume has an orange cover with a paper label on front cover of each. Each binding has a loose or broken string but all are still intact, Volume I loosest; set is connected by one string that keeps the set together. Wear and scuffing to covers, interiors clean and bright, all wood block illustrations in black and white.
Each volume has numerous color wood cut illustrations, Volumes 1, 2 & 4 depict daily village life in a humorous way; Volume 5 focuses on samurai and.....
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2005. Broadside. Broadside measures 11" x 15". Engraving by Gaylord Schanliec of the right side of Walt Whitman's face with a beautiful blue eye staring out at you. Gregory Orr's poem is printed to the right Whitman, printing and production by Schanilec's Midnight Paper Sales on behalf of the Virginia Quarterly Review for the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Leaves of Grass."
Produced in an edition of 200 copies, this being #43 signed by both Gregory Orr and Gaylord Schanilec. Fine.
Kent, Rockwell. 1939. Paper. First Edition. One sheet of 100 stamps, 96 of which are the same repeat of image of a young woman with a single halo with the Christmas Seal cross directly behind her. Center four stamps are a different, plain design without the image of the woman. Clean, crisp sheet with no chips or tears. Fine.