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Washington DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 2006. Spiral Bound. First Edition. , 291,  pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy with black wire spiral binding and clear plastic covers.
Manzanar National Historic Site was designated on March 3, 1992, to mark the location of Owens Valley Reception Center which opened on June 1, 1942, with the internment of 9,666 Japanese Americans. The site was one of many in the United States created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 which resulted in the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans over the course of World War II. The site was transferred to the the National Park Service in 1997 by the City of Los Angeles, this report details opportunities for further development and interpretation of the.....
Philadelphia, PA: The Society of Architectural Historians, 1991. Wraps. First Edition. 4to. Dark rust paper covers with very light scuffing.
Siry's important article on an early project by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is explored on pp. 235-265. The Abraham Lincoln Center was started by Wright, but finished by Dwight Heald Perkins after Wright's falling out with his uncle and patron, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, over design details. Fine.
Chicago, IL: Kelmscott Gallery, 1986. Wraps. First Edition. 85 pp. Oblong 4to. Light scuffing to covers from shelf wear. 120 illustrations of plans, photographs of houses, studies, interiors by the architects and designers included in the exhibition of the same name that was shown at The Armstrong Gallery in New York, March 12-April 5; The Tartt Gallery in Washington, DC, April 12-May 3; and Lunn Ltd. in Chicago, May 8-13, 1984. Fine.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 127 pp. 4to. Black cloth boards with silver embossed titling to cover board and spine. Scuffing and wear overall, bumping to corners with losses to cloth, fraying to head and foot of spine, small loss at each, spotting to upper right corner of cover board. Interior clean with the a slight darkening to the pages due to the quality of the paper. Very Good.
New Brighton, MN: Kenneth Starosciak, Bookseller and Publisher, 1973. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 12 mo. Square format with red front wrapper. Very light wear to the cover, clean and crisp within.
A bibliography issued by Kenneth Starosciak that consists of 42 entries of books written or contributed to by Wright from 1896-1962. Includes a three page introduction on the destruction of the Francis W. Little House in 1973. (Sweeney 1919). Fine.
San Franciscio, CA: Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem, 1973. Hard Cover. First Edition. 38 pp. Light brown buckram covered boards with paper title label pasted to spine. Light discoloration to cover boards around edges. Clean and crisp within. Beautifully produced with a red titling to title page as well as a green and yellow rose, red capital letter at the start of each short chapter.
Frontispiece portrait of Albert Bender by Ansel Adams. A celebration of the life of noted San Francisco patron of the arts, Albert Bender. Printed by Grabhorn & Hoyem in an edition of 200 copies. Very Good.
New York: Light Gallery/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 112 pp. Light scuffing to dust jacket, small chips at base, minor age toning to interior of dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Light age spotting to endpapers, head of text block, clean within. Printed in a limited edition of 7500 copies at the Pentacle Press.
Signed by Aaron Siskind on the first free endpaper and dated "12/6/84." Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1953. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 8vo.
Exhibition catalog for the exhibition of the same name celebrating Wright's career in architecture. Illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings of Wright's. A necessary addition to any Wright collector's holdings. (Sweeney 912). Very Good.
Tokyo: Imperial Hotel, 1970. Soft Cover. Revised Edition. 80 pp. Light pink heavy paper covers, Japanese bound with thread at spine.
This revised edition was published on the occasion of the opening of the New Main Building of the Imperial Hotel. The building it was replaced was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at the beginning of the 20th century and was one of the few building to survive the 1923 earthquake that leveled much of Tokyo. (Sweeney 1814). Fine.
Concord, MA: Robert D. Naiva, 1975. Full Leather. First Edition. An absolutely exquisite miniature two-volume leather edition. Each volume is the account of the Battle of Concord from the American and English perspective. Full blue leather, gold embossed title in a blue coth slipcase that has light wear and scuffing from shelf wear. Each volume pristine within. One of 2,000 copies; printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland; bound by Reliure du Centre S.A., Limoges, France. Fine.
San Francisco: William Doxey, 1897. Hardcover. First Edition. Unpag. Brown cloth covered boards with a color woodblock illustration by Florence Lundborg of a figure playing a pan flute. Light scuffing, clean tight copy with a previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown. Volume contains one year's monthly issues plus the "Epilark," a final sally.
The Lark ran from May 1895 until May 1897, each 16-page issue was a fanciful collection of creative writing, cartoons, and miscellany. Begins with the year's index followed by twelve 16-page issues. Printed on handmade paper variously described as Chinese rice paper, Chinese bamboo fiber paper, and just bamboo paper, the sure thing is that the stock is untrimmed at bottom edges, appears in various weights, and occasionally is so thin.....
Van Vliet, Claire. West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1971. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Ten loose signatures, as produced, in an olive green cloth covered clamshell box in Fine condition with paper label at spine.
Lithographs printed from stone on Zerkall Butten paper, text set in Monotype Times New Roman. Lithographs by Claire Van Vliet. 100 copies produced: first ten copies numbered I-X include an extra set of lithographs, this is copy number 58 of the remaining 90 copies, signed by the artist at colophon. Fine.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 1998. Hard Cover. First Edition. Hand-set text in Garamond with Ratdolt titling, hand-printed on Zerkall mould-made paper and hand-bound it into boards. Seven multiple-color wood engravings printed from maple blocks.
Copy #143 of 200, enclosed in a slipcase, and signed by Hautman and Schanilec. Fine.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2009. Hard Cover. First Edition. Tan cloth covered boards with pasted paper label on cover board, in tan cloth slipcase.
Number 71 of 115 numbered copies. Signed by both author, Edwidge Danticat and woodcut illustrator and printer, Gaylord Schanilec. Danticat was a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Fine / Fine.
Bath, England: The Old School Press, 2008. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. An exquisite letterpress printed limited edition book by Martyn Ould's Old School Press. The text is set in 12pt Poliphilus printed on a dampened hand-made paper from the Carteria Amatruda in Amalfi, Italy. The end-papers are of burgundy-colored Magnani Firenze, hand-made in Italy. The book consists of a single section of 16pp sewn into boards. The front cover photograph by Martyn Ould was taken on a misty day from Dorsoduro, towards San GiorgioThe edition is 135 copies, of which this is number 24. Fine.
Sacramento, CA: California State Library Foundation, 1987. Wraps. First Edition. Presented at the fund-raiser fidder for the Los Angeles Public Library, held at the 88th Conference of the California Library Association, Long Beach, California, November 17, 1986. Clean, crisp copy that has never been read. One of 1,000 copies. Fine.
St. Paul, MN: The Ampersand Club, 2005. Soft Cover. First Trade. 44 pp. Frontisportrait. Gray cloth over boards with mounted paper title label on spine and front cover. Set in Bembo type and printed on Zerkall paper by Gaylord Schanilec. From an edition of 626, this is one of 500 copies from the trade edition. Fine.