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Changchun, China: Yilin Graphic Arts Co., c. 1996. First Edition. Unpag. Oblong 4to. Red cloth covers with gold embossed titling in Chinese characters and English.
A China-produced overview of the "Red Flag Cars," which statrted as the official staff cars of the Chinese Communist Party in the late 1950s under Mao Zedong. The Company now exists as the Hongqi brand. This publication contains dozens of photographs, both color and black & white, showing the various models and their evolution.
Paris: Editions Henri Berger, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition. 271 pp. 4to. Brown cloth boards with author's signature embossed in white on front board.
Inscribed by Ion Iliescu on the second free endpaper while he was President of Romania (December 26, 1989-November 29, 1996) to Dana Mead (1936-2018), then CEO of Tenneco, a large U.S. conglomerate that had become one of the first U.S. companies to invest in post-communist Romania by opening a large hardwood processing plant. Fine.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiv, 221 pp. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Inscribed by the author to the previous owner's on the title page. Elizabeth Kauffman Bush is the sister of the subject, and wife of Prescott Bush, brother of President George H. W. Bush and uncle of President George W. Bush. Fine / Fine.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1970. Hardcover. First Edition. 347 pp. 8vo. Wear and scufing to dust jacket, closed tear at upper right corner of rear panel, light chipping at edges, now in mylar cover. Some soiling to foredge, minor. Clean within.
Inscribed to the previous owner by Richard Scammon on half-title page, previous owner's name also in ink on first free endpaper. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. Elephant Folio. Clean, crisp extravagantly illustrated volume of one person's collection. Laid in is a 16 pp. catalog of black and white images that provides the background information for each of the series of color photographs of the same objects in the book. Slipcase in fine condition, decorated with same photographs that illustrate the dust jacket, front and rear.
Signed by Geismar and Kahn in year of publication on second free endpaper. Fine / Fine.
Amsterdam/Paris: Duranc Neveu, 1782. Full Leather. First Edition. Second Printing. -248; -242; -231; -257 pp. 8vo. Four volumes bound in two. Contemporary calf binding with considerable wear, hinges beginning to split due to the age and the leather that was not well oiled in its 238 years, but still tight to spine and boards. Marbled endpapers. Title patch missing from Volume I. Interior very clean. Gift inscription in very light ink on second free endpaper of bound Volume 2.
State "B" or second printing as identified by Max Brun, meets all first printing attributes except that the editor's note on the final page of Volume 4 is set in 16 lines instead of the 15 lines as it was in the first printing (Brun, Max.....
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1985. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 25 pp. 88 plates. 4to. Clean, crisp dust jacket in mylar cover. Dark orange rust-colored cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Crisp within.
Eliot Porter (1901-1990) is closely identified with the lavish color photographs reproduced in the various books he published with the Sierra Club. His photographs of the canyons now drowed by the Glenn Canyon Dam, sparked a new resistance against reclamation projects in the 1960s. Porter's mastery of black and white photography can be too easily forgotten; this volume reminds us of that mastery when he turned his lens on the American Southwest, his home over forty years. Signed by Eliot Porter on the title page. Fine / Fine.....
Ferriss, Hugh. New York: Ives Washburn, 1929. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 140, [iii] pp. 4to. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, chips and tears, small losses at head and foot of spine, darkening to spine from sunning, cellophane tape repairs to rear of dust jacket, not visible from front, now in mylar cover. Black cloth covered boards that are sharp and tight, silver embossed signature of Hugh Ferris on cover, silver embossed titling to spine. Slight bumping to corners, clean and tight within.
Hugh Ferriss (1889-1962) was trained as an architect but spent his career creating fabulous renderings for other architects. Through those renderings, Ferriss produced an urban vision that sold buildings on behalf of architects like Raymond Hood, Cass Gilbert, and Holabird &.....
Prince, Bart. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii, 100 pp. 4to. Minor wear and scuffing to dust jacket, creasing and slight color loss at head of spine, now in mylar cover. Clean within.
A survey of the work of Bart Prince at the midpoint of his career. Prince is an architect who was deeply influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and worked an assistant to architect Bruce Goff (1904-1982). Designing in a highly animated, organic style, his works uses the topography of the site, climate, and other inspirations from nature to design structures that are arresting in site and have high energy efficiency despite their often fanciful appearance. Laid in is a brochure from a 2015 exhibition at.....
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. lxv, 427 pp. 8vo. In the scarce dust jacket that shows considerable wear and tear with losses at the top of the front panel, along its edges, slight soiling, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with gold embossed titling to front cover and spine which has considerable fading. Interior clean with endpapers sporting a "Sportsman's Map of Alaska" with the various species illustrated where they might be found. Folding map of state in Fine condition inserted into envelope tipped onto rear pastedown. Previous owner's name in black ink on upper left corner of the front pastedown and in blue ink on half-title page. Clean within.
One of the rarest volumes in the WPA.....
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.
Brock, H. M. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1935. Quarter Leather. Limited Edition. viii, [i], 132 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with very minor darkening to vellum spine. Slipcase last slight wear and scuffing, printed title and copy # written on spine.
Originally published in 1934, this Birthday Edition was published in an edition of 600 copies, signed by the author and illustrator, this being copy #220. 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.....
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.