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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.
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wharton School Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. 263 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Inscribed by the author to Dana Mead (1936-2018), former CEO of Tenneco (1992-2008) and Chair of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003-2010) where the author also served on the board of the MIT Leadership Center Advisory Council at the Sloan School of Management. Fine / Fine.
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.....
New York: Fordham University Press, 1909. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. iv, 404 pp. 4to. Red cloth covered boards wtih Fordham University seal impressed in gold on front board, gold tilting to spine. Ex-Library with call number label at base of spine. Borrower's card pocket attached to rear pastedown, minor library stamps here and there.
Well known biographical history of electricity. Inscribed and signed by the primary author, Brother Potamian on the first free endpaper. Very Good.
Moab, UT: Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks, 2014. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xi, , 171,  pp. 4to. Green cloth spine with gold embossed tilting, gray cloth boards with blind embossed symbol of the National Park Service, the ranger hat superimposed over the trademark arrowhead. Clean and crisp within, no dust jacket as issued, matching green cloth slipcase with a photograph of Bates Wilson inset on front board. Signed on the title page by the author.
Heavily illustrated biography of Bates Wilson (1912-1983) that also documents the history of Canyonlands Region of Utah. Wilson was an early Superintendent at Arches and Natural Bridges National Monument taking on the role in 1949. He was instrumental in the founding of Canyonlands National Park and was appointed its.....
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1940. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 411, 415-849 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with gold embossed titlinig to spine, top edge gilt, color maps illustrate the endpapers of each volume. Both volumes retain the original clear plastic dust jacket and are encased in a matching cloth slipcase in Very Good condition with a paper title pasted to front cover.
Produced in a limited edition of 1,50 copies, 1,000 of which were for sale, this being #566 and signed by the author on the colophon. Fine.
Schneider, G. D. Athens, OH: Schneider of Athens, 1970. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Elephant Folio. 25 loose photographs plates housed within a large cardstock folio. Light foxing within. All is then placed in a black cardboard box which has numerous chips tears, and losses at edges, photographic title label pasted on cover.
Photographs of the author taken during his years in Africa. Inscribed to fellow photographer Eliot Elisofon in October of 1972. Laid in is a tri-fold publication, "Glass Sculpture," by Schneider as well, inscribed to Elisofon. 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, NY: Warner Books, 1997. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 42 pp. 12mo. Slight scuffing to Dust Jacket from shelf wear; in mylar cover. Clean and crisp, never read with remainder mark along bottom edge.
Signed boldly on first free end paper by Mr. Travolta in seller's presence. Very Good / Very Good.
Doctolero, Ferdinand. Mataki City, Phillippines: The Bookmark, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 474 pp. 8vo. Very clean copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
A beautiful, heavily illustrated book celebrating Phillippine architecture, design, and culture. Inscribed boldly by Augusto Villalon on the title page. Fine / Fine.
Various: Various, 1968-1979. Various. As. A collection of 5 separate copies of "Charlotte's Web" in foreign language editions, all signed by E. B. White. Titled as follows: "Charlotte's Web" [Paperback, Fine, Dutch Language (Amsterdam: A.J.G. Strengholt, 1968)]. "Charlotte's Web" [Hardcover, Fine in Fine Dust Jacket; First Persian Language Edition (Tehran, Iran: Zar Press, 1971)]. "Fantastika Wilbur " [Hardcover, Fine, no Dust Jacket as issued; Swedish Language (Oslo: Raben & Sjorgen, 1973)]. "Charlotte's Web" [Paperback, Fine, Greek Language (Greece, 1977)]. "Paukova Mreza" [Paperback, Fine, Bosnian Language (Zagreb: Biblioteka Vjeverica, 1979)].
All are signed by E. B. White on the first free endpaper. Ever the humorist, White has signed the Greek Language edition "E. M. Oyatt," the spelling of his name in Greek. From the Estate of.....
Philadelphia, PA: A. J. Holman Company, 1971. Full Leather. As. 280, 166 [Concordance], 22,  maps pp. 8vo. Flexible black leather binding with gold embossed titling to spine, all edges gilt, black ribbon marker. Black leather binding. Housed in custom clamshell box.
A unique, humorous, and poignant item, E. B. White's (1899-1985) personal Bible. Unique in that White has signed the Bible on the second free endpaper, humorous in that he has filled out the pre-printed gift presentation page to himself on May 28, 1975, on the occasion of "his buying a new Bible," and poignant that the only indication of any use is his recording of the death of his wife on the pre-printed page for family information: "Katharine Sergeant White July 20, 1977.".....
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 806 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has numerous chips, tears, and losses, as well as minor staining, now in mylar cover. Green cloth boards with ivory cloth spine and gold embossed titling. Wear and scuffing to boards, light rust-like staining to boards and edges of text block.
Inscribed by E. B. White (1899-1985) to his wife, Katharine S. White (1892-1977) in blue ink on the first free endpaper: "For Katharine '...a lovely girl with ideals, principles, intelligence....' on that fateful day. 13 November. from Husband" A gift on the 41st anniversary of their wedding that took place on November 13, 1929. According to Martha White, their granddaughter, Katharine White was a great admirer of Lady.....
New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. First Tudor Publishing Edition. xxxii, 814 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small losses and tears at edges, now in mylar cover.
Co-edited by husband and wife team E. B. White (1899-1985) and Katharine S. White (1892-1977), Coward McCann published the original edition of this title on November 7, 1941, the Tudor Publishing edition was the second edition produced in hardcover, the Armed Services Edition (in wraps) was issued in 1944. [Hall B5] The only book that the Whites collaborated on, the title went through multiple editions over the years, the last published in an abridged version in 1962. This edition is unique in that it is White's personal copy, with both their.....
Herriman, George. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962. Hardcover. As. xv, 477 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has light chips and tears, spine is faded from sunning, beginning to split at lower left hinge along spine, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Black cloth boards with gray printed title block on spine. Clean, crisp copy.
White wrote a 7-page introduction to this edition [HallB8], xxvii-xxiv, that is missing. Small typed note, laid in, signed by White "EBW," indicates that "My introduction has been clipped from this book. I probably used it as copy when I was putting together 'The Second Tree from the Corner.'" This would make sense in that "Second Tree was published in 1954, but in 1952 White also published "Charlotte's Web.".....
Chicago, IL: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1931. Hardcover. First Edition. 63 pp. 4to. Orange paper covered boards with wear, chipping, and losses. The title page has corners that were removed, evidence of early tape repairs, amateur tape repairs and paper replacement to first two leaves. A square and rectangle excised from title page. This volume has somewhat if a rough existence, but was obviously read, re-read, and annotated by the owner over the course of many years. [Sweeney 261].
Inscribed "To Jim" by Frank Lloyd Wright in his distinct hand below the illustration of Wright's "Office Building Project of Glass and Metal" facing the title page. Inscribed to the previous owner on the front cover verso, "To Jim from Jack/ Christmas 1944." Could be.....
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.....
New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987. Hard Cover. First Edition. 208 pp. 4to. Minor scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, now in mylar cover. Red Cloth boards with gold embossed titling to cover board and spine. Clean and crisp within with small stain at head of text block near the foredge.
When the series of over 240 paintings and drawings of Helga Testorf by the American master, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) came to the light the art world sprang back in surprise. It was also believed that Wyeth's closest confidant, his wife, Betsy James Wyeth, was unaware of the artist-model relationship and the work he produced between 1971 and 1985. The works were considered controversial and toured to six venues between 1987 and.....